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K-9 puppies report for duty!

The newest members of Taiwan’s police force are gearing up and getting ready to serve!

The six puppies — Lucky Star, Schumann, Feida, Brother, AJ, and Full Moon — will be trained to join the Taiwan’s National Police Agency’s K-9 Anti Bomb and Drug unit based in Taipei.

The puppies’ mom, Yellow, is one of the 22 dogs already in the K-9 unit.

H/t PawMyGosh

~Eowyn

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Americans turn against the biased Hate America Media (HAM) with open hostility

Americans already distrust the mainstream media (MSM). A January 16, 2018 Gallup Poll found that distrust of the news media has soared in recent decades, from 25% of U.S. adults in 1989 to 45% today saying there was a great deal of political bias in news coverage. 66% of Americans say that news media “do not do a good job” of “separating fact from opinion” (86% of Republicans; 44% of Democrats).

And no wonder.

Did you know that a study by Indiana University professors Lars Willnat and David H. Weaver found that in 2013, only 7.1% of full-time U.S. journalists identified themselves as Republicans? In fact, the percentage of Republican journalists continues to decline — from 25.7% in 1971, to 18.8% in 1982, to 16.4% in 1992, to 7.1% by 2013. No doubt the percentage is even less than 7.1% in 2018.

With the lawful election of Donald Trump to the presidency, the MSM have gone insane with vitriol and hate, showing that they really are the Hate America Media (HAM).

Here’s an example: a cartoon by New York Times editorial cartoonist Patrick Chappette, portraying U.S. soldiers’ mission as that of fighting Israel’s wars in the Middle East, and the soldiers refusing to defend America’s southern border against the impending invasion of thousands of “caravan migrants”.

No longer covert and sneaky, the Hate America Media have abandoned all pretenses at journalistic objectivity. An example of the HAM’s declaration of open warfare against Trump and his millions of “deplorable” supporters is the editorial board of the New York Times urging Democrats to go to war against a sitting President of the United States by deploying violent and unscrupulous “Godfather” mafia tactics.

Now, the American people are fighting back against the Hate America Media with open hostility, threats, and even physical attacks.

David Bauder reports for the Associated Press, October 29, 2018, that journalist associations are dispensing advice on safety and self-defense tips because of increasing anti-press incidents. The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) advise reporters to avoid one-person news crews; the National Press Photographers Association is developing workshops on safety. Chris Post, a photographer for WFMZ-TV in Allentown, Pennsylvania, said: “The environment has changed. I’ve witnessed the transition.”

The RTDNA has begun compiling anti-press incidents that it self-righteously calls the “press freedom tracker”. Last year, the first time a count was kept, there were 48 incidents; the count so far this year is 39, including:

  • The June 28 shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, where five people were killed.
  • In October, an intruder was shot after kicking down glass doors at Fox’s local station in Washington, DC.
  • In Dallas, Texas, a man purposely crashed a pick-up truck into the side of a TV station.
  • In Miami, a reporter and a photographer were physically attacked while doing a live shot.
  • In North Carolina, a news crew had its power cable cut while covering a demonstration.
  • CNN correspondent Jim Acostawho is barred from the White House for being rude, combative, and assaulting a White House intern by putting his hand on her arm to stop her from doing her job — has been the target of chants and epithets when covering Trump rallies, including one recently where a man looked at him and made a motion like he was slitting a throat.
  • When WFMZ-TV photographer Chris Post arrived to cover an immigration rally, a man in a car asked him where he was going. Told it was a pro-immigration rally, the man became agitated and stepped on his accelerator, stopping just short of hitting Post. On the same day, a man shouted “fake news” at Post while driving by in a pick-up truck. Post said, “I’m 6-foot-5, 300 pounds. I’ve had somebody try to grab my camera. When it gets to that point, where does it stop? It’s a tough time to be a journalist.” But Post also had an experience while driving through a fast-food pickup line that gave him hope. He was handed a cup of coffee and told the woman in line ahead of him had bought it, wanting to pass along the message “thank you for what you do.”
  • Caitlin Penna, a freelance photographer from Durham, N.C., said she constantly has her guard up on assignments. Even her conservative family is suspicious of her. “I’m pretty sure my grandmother thinks I’m this far-left liberal because of the things I cover,” she said. One night she was unwinding at a local bar and struck up a conversation with a man nearby. When she discussed what she did, the man said, “you report fake news” and walked away.
  • Nic Coury, a freelance photographer who works in California’s affluent Monterey County, said: “Since the election, people are emboldened more.” Coury has been called part of the liberal scum media, an enemy of the state and told he and his colleagues lie all the time. When conservative Arizona politician and law enforcement officer Joe Arpaio made a local appearance, “it was like walking into the dragon’s lair.”

Some journalists are quitting because of the hostility. The hostility she’s felt from the public recently was one of the reasons why Los Angeles KNBC-TV news photographer Lori Bentley-Law decided to quit the business after 24 years.

In her blog post explaining why she was leaving, like other journalists such as Acosta who are devoid of introspection, Bentley-Law blames public hostility entirely on President Trump, as if his supporters are brain-dead zombies who can’t and don’t think on their own. She whined that when a president describes the press as enemies of the people, “attitudes shift and the field crews get the brunt of the abuse. And it’s not just from one side. We get it all the way around, pretty much on a daily basis.”

She says that although there are other factors that contributed to her desire to leave, including shoulder woes from carrying heavy equipment for many years and a constant diet of murders and other depressing story assignments, the current environment is definitely part of it. One recent day, a person in a Mercedes prevented her KNBC news van from getting off a highway until several exits beyond her destination. On another occasion, a man stuck his bare butt out the window and defecated. Bentley-Law wrote:

“I don’t want to be immersed in sadness every day. I don’t ever want a cute little girl in pigtails to look up at me and say, ‘We hate you.’ I don’t want to hear ‘fake news’ shouted at me anymore, or to be flipped off while driving my news van.”

Bentley-Law was flooded with texts and emails from frustrated journalists across the country who’d read her blog. Declining to be interviewed, Bentley-Law said via email: “I suppose my experience isn’t unique and certainly resonated.”

~Eowyn

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Liberal Intolerance: Homosexual parents throw son out for his MAGA hat

A cell-phone video has surfaced, uploaded to YouTube on November 10, 2018, taken with a cell phone, of a pair of male homosexuals screaming and castigating their son, Max, for having a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat.

The video begins with Max asking his dads, “Can you give me my hat.”

One of the men, in a blue robe, says: “60 million people were killed in the last century because of shit like this, okay?”

Another man’s raised voice says: “Listen to me, you do not wear this in my house…you do not, in my house! … Get out!”

Man #1: “You know why I’m upset?”

Son, in an orange t-shirt: “Can I have that?”

Man #1: “You’ve lost your mind. This is not a political view, this is hate. You do not wear this … you do not wear it, Max.”

Man #2: “Get out!”

The dads scuffle with their son.

Man #2: “Get out of this house! Get out!”

Son: “You guys are crazy.”

Man #1: “You’re 22 years old, what do you know.”

Son: “You guys are crazy … You don’t know she goes to Sadie’s place … abusive….”

Man #2: “Get out! Go! and don’t be surprised when they win this ….”

The video ends with the son leaving and the front door closing.

~Eowyn

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The Real America and Her God Loving Patriotic Citizens

A guest post by Kelleigh Nelson

“My definition, the definition that I’ve always believed in, is that esprit de corps means love for one’s own military legion – in my case, the United States Marine Corps. It means more than self-preservation, religion, or patriotism. I’ve also learned that this loyalty to one’s corps travels both ways: up and down.” -Chesty Puller

“Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.” -President Calvin Coolidge

Patriotic Americans receive devasting news every day…news that either makes them give up, or makes them fight even harder. We have to keep in mind that God is always in control…He always has been, and He always will be. And He tells us to think on the good things.

In Philippians 4:8, He says, “Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

This article is about the good things … those things that represent the true American spirit of patriotic and God-fearing citizens who love this country and will fight for her to their last breath.

Louisiana Governor Huey Long

Huey Pierce Long Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935), self-nicknamed “The Kingfish,” was an American politician who served as the 40th governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and as a member of the United States Senate from 1932 until his assassination in 1935. He was a Democrat and an outspoken populist. Had he not been assassinated, he may well have become President rather than Franklin Roosevelt.

When Huey ran for Governor of Louisiana, he made promises to the people. One of those promises was that if the rural communities gathered enough signed petitions requesting electricity, Governor Long would make sure they received their requests. My friend Joe told me the true story of how his grandfather gathered the signatures and gave the petitions to his son, Joe’s father.

Joe’s parents were married in the mid-1920s, and they lived in a rural Louisiana community. Joe’s young father delivered those petitions to Governor Long. Since Joe’s Dad lived on the other side of the Mississippi River, he had to walk several miles to the ferry, wait for it to come, and then ride it across the river and then walk a good distance to the State Capitol Building.

Back then you didn’t have to go through secretaries or wait for appointments, and Joe’s Dad simply told the secretary he needed to see the governor. He told Governor Long why he was there and that he had the signed petitions requesting rural electricity. The Governor picked up the phone and called someone and told him that he wanted electricity distributed for these rural citizens. Joe’s dad could hear both sides of the conversation, and when the Governor was told they couldn’t do it, Huey cussed him out and said, “I made a promise to the people, and God Dammit, you do it.”

Joe’s father thanked the Governor, made the long trek back to the ferry, and then the long walk back home. When he was sitting down for dinner, he looked out the window, and there were the trucks coming with all the equipment and the poles to string electric lines.

That’s how our government worked back then when politicians kept promises and Americans knew they could count on most of them keeping their word. Rural Louisiana was blessed with electricity.

In 1936, a year after Huey Long was assassinated, the Rural Electrification Act was passed which provided federal loans for the installation of electrical distribution systems to serve isolated rural areas of the United States.

President Nixon

Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States from 1969 until 1974. When he was a child, his mother read the Bible to him every single night. She actually told him that one day God would call on him and he should be ready.

On Yom Kippur October 6, 1973, the Holiest of days in the Jewish calendar, a coordinated surprise attack came against Israel. To demonstrate how much Israel was up against: 180 Israeli tanks faced over 1400 Syrian tanks; closer to the Suez Canal, a mere 436 Israeli infantry were poised to fight over 80,000 Egyptian soldiers, this even after Israel’s military buildup. The attacks by Egypt and Syria were backed by nine Arab states as well as one non-Arab state: The Soviet Union.

President Nixon was awakened at 3 a.m. with a call from Israel’s leader, Golda Meir. She told the President that they desperately needed America’s help to defend their nation. Nixon immediately heard the voice of his mother… “One day God will call on you, and you must be ready.”

The President knew that the only way to end the crisis and push out the Communist influence was to provide American arms to the Israelis in order to defeat Russian arms in the hands of the Syrians and Egyptians. Both Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the President wanted to conduct the airlift, but according to CIA Director Vernon Walters, “Nixon gave it the greater sense of urgency. He said, ‘You get the stuff to Israel. Now. Now.’”

Things did not go particularly well for Israel over the next couple days, but as Israel started to push back the daily advances, the Nixon Administration initiated Operation Nickel Grass, an American airlift to replace all of Israel’s lost munitions. This was huge, planeload after planeload of supplies literally allowed munitions and materiel to seemingly re-spawn for the Israeli counter effort, 567 missions were flown throughout the airlift, dropping over 22,000 tons of supplies. An additional 90,000 tons of materiel were delivered by sea. According to Abraham Rabinovich, “While the American airlift of supplies did not immediately replace Israel’s losses in equipment, it did allow Israel to expend what it did have more freely.”

Richard Nixon’s role, and that of those within his Administration, in the Yom Kippur War has been credited with literally saving Israel from an onslaught of potentially devastating attacks. The President recognized the threat that an Arab victory posed, the “threat of victory by Soviet arms,” according to author Conrad Black. The Soviet government was the Arab world’s chief supplier of munitions, and was strategically attempting to spread its influence throughout the region.

Nixon stands out among presidents for taking the boldest risk for Israel: a much-needed arms airlift during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. An astonishing 567 missions by American aircraft (not to mention deliveries by sea and El Al flights) kept Israel fighting. Nixon ignored the counsel of Henry Kissinger, who wanted to allow the war to play out for a while longer to give Egyptian President Anwar Sadat the political cover he needed to make peace in its aftermath. The stakes were too high for Israel to play with timing, Nixon told Kissinger.

Nixon had little to gain and much to lose. He was in his second term and, in any case, the Republican was never going to win over the largely liberal Jewish vote. The airlift helped spur an Arab oil embargo, driving gasoline prices sky high. Preoccupied by Watergate and mired in Vietnam, and against the advice of his Jewish adviser, Nixon risked a new war with the Soviets to save Israel.

“Those were momentous events in world history,” noted historian Stephen Ambrose. “Had Nixon not acted so decisively, who can say what would have happened? The Arabs probably would have recovered at least some of the territory they had lost in 1967, perhaps all of it. They might have even destroyed Israel. But whatever the might-have-beens, there is no doubt that Nixon “made it possible for Israel to win, at some risk to his own reputation and at great risk to the American economy,” historian Stephen Ambrose said.

“He knew that his enemies would never give him credit for saving Israel. He did it anyway.”

A great quote from this much maligned American President was very telling, when he said, “Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.”

President Nixon saved our best friend in the middle east and he kept his promise to God and his momma.

Donald J. Trump

At President Trump’s last rally before the mid-term elections, he was in Rush Limbaugh’s hometown of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Rush gave a rousing speech, and encouraged the audience to respond with all the slogans we’ve heard so many times.

Then as President Trump entered, Lee Greenwood sang his famous song, God Bless the USA. Trump smiled, waved, and then embraced both men and shook their hands.

Several minutes into his speech, a woman close to the dais fainted. Later we found out that she was diabetic and hadn’t eaten in a while. President Trump asked if there was a doctor in the house and while she was being cared for, he asked for prayer from the audience. A physician came and the President was silent for eight minutes until the lady was loaded on a gurney and taken to an ambulance. Trump said, “That’s one of our great people there.”

The audience watched as help came for the collapsed patriot and from the back of the crowd came voices raised in song.

In short order the entire audience joined in, singing the first verse of Amazing Grace. A chill went up my spine and a tear ran down my cheek as I watched these remarkable American patriots sing that wonderful song while one of their own was helped by paramedics as our President waited and watched.

Conclusion

There are many more stories of America’s greatness, we all know that, but these three things from history epitomize the soul of this country, her people, and her greatest leaders, even with their faults and foibles. As our Lord says, and as we must constantly do: Think on the good things.

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Baltimore high school students assault 9th-grader for wearing a Confederate shirt

On October 26, 2018, multiple Kenwood High School students in Baltimore, Maryland physically attacked a fellow classmate for wearing a shirt with a Confederate flag on it.

A video of the brawl, wherein a mob of students are seen assaulting a classmate as a teacher unsuccessfully tries to break up the mayhem, can be seen here.

A Kenwood parent posted a photo on Facebook of the student who was attacked, with this comment:

“My 10th grader sent me this picture! I would like to know what happened to dress code and school rules?? Why would someone be allowed to wear this to school and not be told to change it? Just horrible.”

According to witnesses in the school, the male student was brutally attacked while sitting in a ninth grade classroom solely for wearing the shirt:

  • Student Alex Wilkinson, who was in an adjacent classroom from where the fight initially broke out before it poured into the hallway, said: “The people were just randomly seeing the guy and hearing about him wearing a shirt like that, and when they saw him, they decided to be rash about it. I definitely saw just a bunch of people just screaming at him from really up close.” Alex’s mother, Nicole Wilkinson, said: “I understand that it’s a controversial item. As a historian, I’d like to keep it in our history, of course, naturally. You know, it was just inappropriate for him to be wearing it in school.”
  • Tra’shaw Holmes, another student, said: “He was minding his business, honestly. They had no right touching him.” But Holmes’ mother objects to the t-shirt: “Why would his parents let him wear it — from the jump, knowing it was going to lead to something crazy? Knowing what’s going on in this world?”

School officials confirmed to WBFF Fox 45 that “there was a fight of some sort” in the classroom, but declined to comment further.

Source: Daily Wire

Kenwood High School is a 9-12 grade public school with 1,629 students: 53% White; 36% Black; 5% Hispanic; 56% from low-income families.

GreatSchools.org says:

This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform below average on state tests, have below average college readiness measures, and this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students. Large disparities in suspension rates exist at this school, which is concerning.

Its students are below state average on all performance indicators:

  • A graduation rate of 86% (state average is 87%).
  • AP course participation rate of 14% (state average is 27%).
  • 30% of its students passing 1 or more AP exams (state average is 63%).
  • 28% of its students are proficient in English (state average is 44%).
  • 3% of its students are proficient in Algebra (state average is 36%).

The school’s students per teacher ratio of 14:1 is the same as the state average, but the school’s students per counselor ratio of 331:1 is much better than the state average of 429:1.

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: Beware of scribes decked out in finery

Mark 12:38-40

In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds,
“Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes
and accept greetings in the marketplaces,
seats of honor in synagogues,
and places of honor at banquets.
They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext
recite lengthy prayers.
They will receive a very severe condemnation.”

Accusations of 88-year-old Cardinal McCarrick’s sexual abuse include:

  • Fondling an 11-year-old boy over 40 years ago when McCarrick was a priest in Manhattan, New York. The victim, now a mature man, says the sexually abusive relationship continued for two more decades. (NY Post)
  • Groping and having sex with seminarians: Six priests of the Archdiocese of Newark said that when then-Archbishop of Newark McCarrick visited the seminary, he “would often place his hand on seminarians while talking with them, or on their thighs while seated near them.” One of the priests said McCarrick “had a type: tall, slim, intelligent – but no smokers” and that McCarrick would invite young men to stay at his house on the shore or spend the night in the cathedral rectory in central Newark. Another priest, who was an aide to New York Cardinal Terence Cooke in the early 1970s, said McCarrick’s “reputation” was already well-established by that time, and that a classmate of McCarrick, the dean of a theology school, knew about the rumors and spoke about them with the other faculty and theologians very openly.” So well-known was McCarrick’s reputation that a “standing joke” was that when McCarrick visited the seminary, they had to “hide the handsome ones” before he arrived. Another priest, who worked in close proximity to then-Archbishop McCarrick in the chancery, said: “Priests would tell me ‘he’s sleeping with them’ all the time, but I couldn’t believe it – they seemed like perfectly normal guys.” Seminarians and priests from ordination classes spanning 30 years during the terms of McCarrick and his successor, Archbishop John Myers, said there was an active homosexual subculture of priests and seminarians within Newark’s Immaculate Conception Seminary. (Catholic News Agency)

Despite McCarrick’s well-known reputation of groping and “sleeping with” seminarians, the Vatican promoted him to the cardinalate and to archbishop of Washington, DC, in 2001.

On August 31, 2018, Catholic News Service, the news agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, published a 2006 letter from then-Archbishop Leonardo Sandri confirming that the Vatican had received information in 2000 about the sexual misconduct of McCarrick. Sandri’s letter lends credibility to accusations of a cover-up of McCarrick’s deeds at the highest echelons of the Roman Catholic Church. (New York Post)

Although McCarrick’s pedophilia had been known for some time, Pope Francis covered up for McCarrick, ignored the sanctions that Pope Benedict XVI had imposed on McCarrick, and even made McCarrick a trusted counselor in U.S. clerical appointments, including the promotion of far-Left bishops such as Blase Cupich of Chicago and Joseph Tobin of Newark to the College of Cardinals.

On July 28, 2018, after shielding Cardinal McCarrick, Pope Francis “accepted” the former Archbishop of Washington, DC’s offer to resign from the College of Cardinals, and ordered the cardinal’s suspension from the exercise of any public ministry, pending “accusations made against him are examined in a regular canonical trial.” (The Remnant)

Michael Stone reports for Patheos, Oct. 3, 2014, that police found more than 100,000 child porn videos and photos on the computer of former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski in his office at the Holy See diplomatic compound in the Dominican Republic. Wesolowski was the Vatican’s papal nuncio or ambassador in Santo Domingo.

Wesolowski was also accused of raping numerous children in the Dominican Republic and Poland, and suspected of having sexually abused children while serving in other posts during his career — in South Africa, Costa Rica, Japan, Switzerland, India and Denmark.

After being publicly accused of procuring child prostitutes in 2013, Vatican officials secretly removed Wesolowski from his post as papal nuncio in Santo Domingo so as to avoid criminal prosecution. In September 2014, Weslowski was placed under house arrest at the Vatican in response to popular outrage after reports began to circulate that the accused child rapist was free to wander the streets of Rome. Authorities in both the Dominican Republic and Poland — Wesolowski’s country of origin where he has also been accused of sexually abusing children — wanted him extradicted to face criminal charges.

According to Vatican detectives, some of the horrors found on the former Archbishop’s computer included around 160 videos showing teenage boys forced to perform sexual acts on themselves and on adults, and more than 86,000 pornographic photos methodically archived in several category-based folders. At least another 45,000 pictures were deleted, while even more child pornography was found on a laptop Wesolowski used during his trips abroad.

Wesolowski was charged with sexually abusing minors and child porn possession; if convicted, he would face 12 years in jail. Scheduled for July 11, 2015, his trial was postponed because of an “unexpected illness”. On August 27, 2015, Wesołowski was found dead in his residence from a heart attack. (Wikipedia)

The New York Post reports that on June 22, 2017, Australian police charged Cardinal George Pell — Pope Francis’ chief financial adviser and Australia’s most senior Catholic — with multiple counts of “historical sexual assault offenses,” meaning offenses that generally occurred some time ago. Police gave no other details.

Pell, the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church’s long-running sexual abuse scandal, had also been accused of mishandling cases of clergy abuse when he was archbishop of Melbourne and, later, Sydney. He has denied all abuse allegations.

In late June, 2017, Vatican police raided a cocaine-fueled gay-sex party at the apartment of Monsignor Luigi Capozzi, 49. Capozzi is the secretary of one of Pope Francis’ key advisers and president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio.

After neighbors complained repeatedly about constant comings and goings of visitors to the building during all hours of the night, Vatican police raided the apartment and found multiple men engaged in rampant drug use and homosexual activity. Police arrested Capozzi, whom Italian media called an “ardent supporter of Pope Francis,” after taking him to a clinic to detox from the cocaine he’d ingested. Capozzi is now on a spiritual retreat in an undisclosed convent in Italy. Despite his arrest, he is still listed as an active staff member on the website of the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legal Texts.

Capozzi, who on his LinkedIn page calls himself an “expert in canon law and dogmatic theology,” managed to evade suspicion from Italian police by using a BMW luxury car with license plates of the Holy See, which made him practically immune to stops and searches. This privilege, usually reserved for high-ranking prelates, allowed the monsignor to transport cocaine for his frequent homosexual orgies without being stopped by the Italian police.

In response to the news of the police raid, Pope Francis decided to “accelerate” the retirement of Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio. At age 79, Coccopalmerio is way beyond the age of retirement of 75, but was kept on by Francis. Incredibly, Coccopalmerio had recommended Capozzi for a promotion to bishop, despite Capozzi’s previous alleged drug overdoses.

Coccopalmerio, as President of the Pontifical Council for the Interpretation of Legal Texts, is the Vatican’s top canonical official and one of Pope Francis’ closest collaborators and ardent supporters. Earlier this year, the Vatican’s publishing house released with much fanfare a book by Coccopalmeiro that defended Francis’s Amoris Laetitia, even though it contradicts traditional Catholic teaching. In a 2014 interview with Rossoporpora, Coccopalmerio said that while homosexual relationships are deemed “illicit” by the Church, Catholic leaders, such as himself, must “emphasize” the “positive realities” that he said are present in homosexual relationships:

“But if I see that the two persons truly love each other, do acts of charity to those in need, for example … then I can also say that, although the relationship remains illicit, positive elements also emerge in the two persons. Instead of closing our eyes to such positive realities, I emphasize them.”

In November 2018, a highly-placed Vatican source with direct knowledge, who must remain anonymous for fear of reprisal, tells LifeSite that Pope Francis knows of Coccopalmerio’s presence at the cocaine homosexual “party”.

In March 2017, reports surfaced that Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, in 2007 when he was a diocesan bishop, had commissioned a homosexual artist to paint a gigantic blasphemous homoerotic mural in his cathedral church of the Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia in Umbria, central Italy.

The mural that covers the opposite side of the façade of the church portrays Jesus carrying nets to heaven filled with writhing naked and semi-nude homosexuals, transsexuals, prostitutes, and drug dealers. The image of the archbishop himself is depicted among those in the nets.

Not coincidentally, Paglia also defended Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia on allowing adulterers and others living in mortal sin receive the Eucharist, which reinforces the suspicion of many that the real intent of Amoris Laetitia ultimately is to legitimate homosexuality.

Meanwhile, the AP reports on February 25, 2017 that, ignoring advice from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the pope’s own advisers question.”

Jeremiah 23:1-2

Woe to the shepherds
who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture,
says the LORD.
Therefore, thus says the LORD . . .
against the shepherds who shepherd my people:
You have scattered my sheep and driven them away.
You have not cared for them,
but I will take care to punish your evil deeds.

Jesus, I love You with my whole heart, my whole soul, my whole mind, and with all my strength.

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

~Eowyn

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Racial, gender, age, education and religious differences in 2018 midterm elections

Using exit poll data by the National Election Pool, as reported by CNN, Pew Research Center determined that “The stark demographic and educational divisions that have come to define
American politics were clearly evident in voting preferences in the
2018 congressional elections.”

Reporting for Pew on November 8, 2018, Alec Tyson describes those divisions:

  • Nationally, voters favored Democratic candidates for Congress over
    Republican candidates by a margin of about 7%.
  • Gender: Women generally favored Democratic candidates by 19% (59% to 40%) while men voted for Republicans 51% to
    47%. As was the case in the 2016 presidential election, white men voted
    Republican by a wide margin (60% to 39%) while white women were evenly divided
    (49% favored Democrats; 49% supported Republicans).
  • Race: Whereas Whites favored Republicans over Democrats by 54% vs. 44%, Blacks voted overwhelmingly (90%) for Democrats,
    including comparable shares of black men (88%) and black women (92%). Hispanics favored Democrats over Republicans 69% v. 29%. Asians favored Democrats over Republicans 77% v. 23%.
  • College education: When gender, race and education are considered together, women college
    graduates stand out for their strong preference for the Democratic
    candidate (59% favored the Democrat while just 39% voted Republican).
    Whites with less education – particularly men – supported the
    Republican. White men who do not have a college degree voted Republican
    by about two-to-one (66% to 32%).
  • Age: The age divide in voting, which barely existed in the early 2000s, also
    is large. Majorities of voters ages 18 to 29 (67%) and 30 to 44 (58%)
    favored the Democratic candidate. Voters ages 45 and older were divided
    (50% Republican, 49% Democrat).
  • Trump: The national exit poll found that more voters said their midterm vote
    was to oppose Trump (38%) than said it was to support him (26%); 33%
    said Trump was not a factor in their vote. The midterm vote also was
    highly correlated with views of Trump’s job performance: Among those who
    approved of the president (45% of all voters), 88% voted for the
    Republican. Among the larger share who disapproved (54%), an
    overwhelming percentage voted Democratic (90%).
  • Anti-White: Overall, 41% of voters said whites in the country today are favored over
    minorities; 19% said that minorities are favored over whites, while 33%
    said that no group is favored.  Among those who said whites are favored in the U.S., 87% voted for
    Democrats. By contrast, large majorities of those who said minorities
    are favored (85%) or that no group is favored (69%) voted for Republican
    candidates.
  • #MeToo: 72% of those who said sexual harassment it is a very serious problem supported Democratic
    candidates. Among those who said it was a somewhat serious problem,
    Republican candidates held a slim edge (50% vs. 48%). And while
    relatively few voters said sexual harassment is not too serious a
    problem (11%), this group voted overwhelmingly Republican (79% vs. 20%).

In a report on November 7, 2018, Pew Research found that “A preliminary analysis of the 2018 midterm elections finds considerable
continuity from 2014 and 2010 in the voting patterns of several key religious groups“:

  • Three-quarters (75%) of white voters who describe themselves as
    evangelical or born-again Christians (a group that includes Protestants,
    Catholics and members of other faiths) voted for Republican House
    candidates.
  • 7-in-10 no religions voted for the Democratic candidate in their congressional district.
  • 8-in-10 Jewish voters (79%) cast their ballots for Democrats.
  • This year, Catholic voters were evenly split between the parties: 50%
    favored the Democratic candidate for Congress in their district, while
    49% favored the GOP’s nominee. In the past two midterm elections (2014
    and 2010), however, Catholics had favored Republican candidates by margins
    of roughly 10%.
  • Among Protestants, 56% voted for Republican congressional candidates and
    42% backed Democrats.
  • Among those who identify with faiths other than
    Christianity and Judaism
    (including Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and many
    others), 73% voted for Democratic congressional candidates while 25%
    supported Republicans.
  • Church attendance: Voters who say they attend religious services at least once a week
    backed Republican candidates over Democrats in their congressional
    districts by an 18-point margin. Those who attend services less often
    tilted in favor of the Democratic Party, including two-thirds (68%) of those who say they never attend worship services.

~Eowyn

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Houston school expels student who refused to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

USA Today reports, Sept. 28, 2018, that months after Windfern High School in Houston, Texas, expelled senior student India Landry for refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance, her mom, Kizzy Landry, has launched a legal battle against the school, saying her daughter wasn’t able to practice free speech.

India, now 18, was sent home last year after sitting during the pledge. She said: “I don’t think that the flag is what it says it’s for, for liberty and justice and all that. It’s not obviously what’s going on in America today.”

Her mother, Kizzy, said when she came to pick up India, the school provided little details as to why her daughter was kicked out. Later, the principal told the mother, “She can’t come to my school if she won’t stand for the pledge.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is intervening on the school’s behalf. Paxton said in a statement this week:

Schoolchildren cannot unilaterally refuse to participate in the pledge. Requiring the pledge to be recited at the start of every school day has the laudable result of fostering respect for our flag and a patriotic love of our country.

According to Texas law, students must recite the pledge unless they have a parent or guardian’s permission to opt out. Texas is one of 26 states with similar Pledge statutes.

Houston attorney Randall Kallinen, who was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2003, has filed a federal lawsuit on Landry’s behalf, arguing that free speech protections also apply to silent protests. Kallinen has dismissed Paxton’s involvement as a political move, saying he’s confident his client “will prevail and she will once again be able to sit for the pledge of allegiance.”

~Eowyn

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Fellowship of the Minds under attack

Late yesterday afternoon, I published the post, “Parkland anomalies: David Hogg was at home during school shooting; interviewed girl before shooting,” then closed down my computer.

I awoke this morning to find a series of 16 successive emails from Jetpack Support, about FOTM doing down and then up throughout the night. Jetpack Support says it’s a connectivity problem.

Although FOTM now uses a non-U.S. host server, after our previous server WordPress burned down our blog on August 15, 2018, we still use WordPress’ Jetpack software because our readers and writers are familiar with the format and all the “bells-and-whistles” features.

I called our host server, and as we were talking on the phone, FOTM came back on. Minutes later, FOTM went down again: All you see is a blank page. I asked the server’s customer support if FOTM is under attack. He refuses to say, but said they’re “monitoring” FOTM and will call back.

He called back and informed me that the reason FOTM keeps going down is because we’re getting “a lot of hits with different IP addresses” — as many as 703,000 IP addresses — which led to periodic “system overload”. He promised that this now has the attention of the server’s “higher-ups” and that they’ll increase FOTM‘s “processing” to handle the extraordinary number of “hits”.

From Wikipedia:

A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) is a cyber-attack in which the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to the Internet. Denial of service is typically accomplished by flooding the targeted machine or resource with superfluous requests in an attempt to overload systems and prevent some or all legitimate requests from being fulfilled.

In a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack), the incoming traffic flooding the victim originates from many different sources. This effectively makes it impossible to stop the attack simply by blocking a single source.

A DoS or DDoS attack is analogous to a group of people crowding the entry door of a shop, making it hard for legitimate customers to enter, disrupting trade.

Clearly, Fellowship of the Minds is under malicious attack by “bots” pretending to be different IP addresses. The timing of the attacks suggests the attacks are due to the “Parkland anomalies” post. TPTB do not want you to read the post. But I’ve archived the post here, and reproduced it on Blogger. James Fetzer has also reproduced the post on his blog.

Please say a prayer for FOTM.

~Eowyn

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Parkland anomalies: David Hogg was at home during school shooting; interviewed girl before shooting

If one part of an event is a lie, the whole event is contrived.

According to the timeline of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in Parkland, Florida:

  • 2:19 p.m.: An Uber driver dropped off Nikolas Cruz, 19, at the high school.
  • 2:21 p.m.: Cruz entered Building 12, armed with an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle and several magazines. He activated a fire alarm and began shooting indiscriminately at students and teachers, killing 17 and wounding another 17. The shooting lasted 6 minutes.
  • 2:28 p.m.: Cruz got out and ran in the direction of tennis courts before going south, according to the sheriff’s office. At 2:29 p.m., he crossed a field and ran west, blending in with fleeing students. He walked to a Walmart, where he purchased a soda, then to a McDonald’s, from which he departed on foot at 3:01 p.m.
  • At about 3:40 p.m., Cruz was stopped by police 2 miles from the school and arrested without incident.

In a CBS interview with David Hogg, the reporter made clear Hogg was in the school when the shooting began. He hid in a closet, from which he reported live on the shooting, as well as interviewed other students.

Below is a screenshot of the CBS News video. Note the words at the bottom of the screen: “STUDENT INTERVIEWED CLASSMATES AS SHOTS RANG OUT”.

The video begins with the reporter saying this about Hogg:

He was in school when the shooting started. His father is a photog, FBI agent, so he [David Hogg] recognized immediately this was a gun, this wasn’t a cracker, this wasn’t a drill. His teacher ushered him into a closet as the shooting was taking place. He thought to himself, if he and his classmates die in this closet, what would their story be, what would we know about them? Here’s what he did.”

What follows, beginning at the 0:26 mark, is a dark screen and Hogg’s voice, presumably reporting from inside the closet. He whispers:

“It’s…Douglas School. There’s an active shooter; it’s not a drill…. It’s 2:52 (p.m.). I hear a gun, I hear a gun shot. We thought it’s a drill, but the super does not.”

Then a girl’s face appears in the dark:

Hogg’s voice asks: “So what’s your message?”

The girl answers:

“Um, I really don’t think there’s anything new to say, but there shouldn’t have to be because if you looked around this closet and saw everyone just hiding together you would know that this shouldn’t be happening anymore, and that it doesn’t deserve to happen anymore.”

The video then cuts away from the girl, still talking, to the CBS reporter resuming his interview with David Hogg.

Who was the girl? And what more did she say?

The video below is the rest of the story that CBS did not air.

The video begins with Hogg asking the girl, “So what’s your message?”, and the girl’s answer:

“Um, I really don’t think there’s anything new to say, but there shouldn’t have to be because if you looked around this closet and saw everyone just hiding together you would know that this shouldn’t be happening anymore, and that it doesn’t deserve to happen anymore. Uhm, and that’s that.”

At the 0:45 mark, Hogg identifies the girl as Alex Vieux. He says:

“This is Alex Vieux. This recording was taken at 9:32, February 14, 2018. Alex, are you okay with me recording this?”

Vieux replies:

“Yes, I am okay with you recording this. I personally have rallied for gun rights and less control, not necessarily less control, but this experience has definitely changed my viewpoint. I wanted to be an NRA member. I wanted to learn how to hunt. I was always fascinated by guns as a young girl. But this experience was so traumatizing to me to the point where now I can’t even fathom the idea of a gun in my house or on my body. I did have plans to go to Nexus gun range to learn how to shoot, but at this point I don’t want to even be behind a gun. I don’t want to be the person behind a bullet because I don’t want to be the person to point a bullet at someone. And to have the bullet pointed at me, my school, my classmates, my teachers, my mentors, it’s just, it’s definitely eye opening to the fact that we need more gun control in our country, because for this to happen, and for people to be so neutralized to it. I even texted my sisters, ‘Shooting at my school. I am safe.’ They both responded with, ‘Omg, lol, you’re funny.’ And that’s a problem in society and a bigger problem in America, and it needs to be fixed and I believe the most definite way to fix it is by changing our laws when it comes to gun ownership.”

Recall that when Hogg, hiding in the closet, began reporting live on the shooting, he said “It’s 2:52.” But according to the timeline of the shooting, it was over by 2:28 p.m.

Then, right after Hogg said “It’s 2:52,” he interviewed Alex Vieux and said: “This interview was taken at 9:32, February 14, 2018.”

How did Hogg go from being in the closet at 2:52 p.m. to interviewing Alex Vieux at 9:32 p.m. — all while the shooting was going on? That makes no sense. Why would Hogg and Vieux still be hiding in the closet at 9:32 p.m., long after the shooting had ended and the shooter arrested?

Or was it actually 9:32 a.m. on February 14, 2018, which would be nearly 5 hours before Nikolaus Cruz started shooting?

That makes no sense either. Why would Hogg interview Vieux in a closet about a shooting that hadn’t yet occurred?

As Harold Saive points out:

“When you listen to the dialog it’s clear the interview is said to be held while ‘hiding in this closet’…. No case can be made that the interviews were recorded at 9:32 at night since the students were not still hiding from the shooter 7 hours after the last shot was fired. All students had been evacuated, the scene locked-down and the shooter had long been in custody by 9:32 PM.”

The only way that one can make sense of the two discrepancies — (1) Hogg reporting on a live shooting at 2:52 p.m., 24 minutes after the shooting had stopped; and (2) Hogg interviewing Vieux at 9:32 p.m. — is that Hogg’s dramatic video footage in the closet actually took place on the morning of February 14, hours before Cruz allegedly entered Building 12 and shot 17 people dead.

As a matter of fact, there was a fire drill earlier that day in M.S. Douglas High School!

According to NBC News on February 14, 2018:

Jim Gard has been a math teacher for 36 years….

Gard’s math class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was just finishing up a review for a test Wednesday when “the fire alarm went off, which I thought was unusual because we’d just had a fire drill.

It wasn’t another fire drill, or even a fire. It was far, far worse. Authorities said Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old man who’d recently been expelled from the school, had returned to campus and opened fire with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.

Not only was David Hogg not reporting live from the closet during the shooting, he wasn’t even in school at the time. This is his own testimony in a TV interview:

On the day of the shooting, I got my camera and got on my bike and ride as fast as I could three miles from my house to the school, to get as much video and get as many interviews as I could, ’cause I knew this could not be another mass shooting.”

The above video is a segment from the CBS News documentary, “39 Days“.

Hogg’s testimony that he was at home at the time of the shooting also raises this question: “Why was he at home on a school day?”

Maybe the answer is that David Hogg wasn’t/isn’t a student at M. S. Douglas High School.

What about Hogg’s interviewee, Alex Vieux?

Dr. James Tracy writes in his Memory Hole Blog post that when Hogg’s hiding-in-the-closet interview of Alex Vieux was aired later that day of the shooting, Vieux inexplicably became Isabelle Robinson:

This footage then oddly aired after the “live” Parkland incident that afternoon. To make matters more confusing, the individual goes by “Alex Vieux” in the morning, and “Isabelle Robinson” hours later as the same footage is widely broadcast in the aftermath of the event….

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel used a small part of the “Alex Vieux” interview footage in a February 15, 2018 video report (brief excerpt at 4:07 below), referring to the interview subject as “Isabelle Robinson.”

This is what Isabelle Robinson/Alex Vieux look like:

But wait!

There is another Isabelle Robinson, the daughter of a 9/11 survivor Jennifer Rothschild Robinson.

A heart-wrenching story, published in News.com.au on August 21, 2016, describes Australian photographer Nathan Edwards’ 15-year search for the woman and baby whose photograph he found in the rubble of the collapsed World Trade Center.

Jennifer Rothschild Robinson’s office at Ohrenstein & Brown was on the 86th floor of the North Tower. Luckily, she didn’t go to work that fateful day, September 11, 2001.

15 years later, photographer Nathan Edwards finally met the woman and baby in the photo. The baby, now 16, is named Isabelle Robinson. Below is a picture of Edwards’ happy reunion with Jennifer and her family in their home in Florida.

Doesn’t Isabelle Robinson, 16, look familiar?

Here’s a picture of Jennifer and Isabelle Robinson:

Let’s compare Isabelle Robinson/Alex Vieux with Isabelle Robinson, daughter of 9/11 survivor Jennifer Rothschild Robinson. If they’re the same person, Parkland Isabelle would be a 2-year older version of 9/11 Isabelle.

They sure look like the same person to me!

According to TruthFinder, Jennifer R. Robinson, 52, lives in Parkland, Florida. Her family members include husband Paul Robinson, 51; William Oliver Rothschild, 90; Elaine H. Rothschild, 86; William Edward Rothschild, 84; Ralph F. Rothschild, 74; and Andrew Bruce Rothschild, 55 — all of Parkland, Florida.

What a coinkidink! — A baby who survived 9/11 grew up to be a student who survived the school shooting in Parkland, Florida!

A big h/t to Tony Mead.

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~Eowyn

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