From NY Post: Call it a case of the blind deleting the blind.
Texas educators have booted Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller and other historical figures from state social studies classes, which require students to learn about “significant social leaders in the United States.”
Clinton being the first woman to run for president and Keller’s accomplishments as a deaf and blind person apparently don’t qualify.
“Military and first responders are best represented,” the state’s Board of Education’s advisory committee recommended prior to a vote on the change Friday.
High schoolers in the Lone Star state had studied Clinton under a “citizenship” section of its curriculum, which focuses on trailblazers such as Andrew Carnegie, Thurgood Marshall and Sandra Day O’Connor, according to the Dallas Morning News.
And third-graders learned about Keller, a prolific author and political activist who earned a college degree despite her handicap.
But the board’s advisory committee determined she “does not best represent the concept of citizenship.”
At least two committee members said the group concluded that there were too many historical figures for Texas kids to study, so they graded candidates based whether they triggered a “watershed change” and if they were from an “underrepresented group,” the paper reported.
Clinton scored a 5 out of 21 points. Keller scored a 7 out of 20.
“There were hundreds of people,” said Misty Matthews, a committee member and teacher, about the volume of historical figures kids are required to learn. “Our task was to simplify… we tried to make it as objective as possible.”
There board made no specific comments about Hillary Clinton. Students are still required to learn about Bill Clinton.
Removing the former first lady and secretary of state will save teachers 30 minutes of instruction time, and axing Keller will save 40 minutes, the advisory committee estimated, according to the paper.
While Clinton and Keller were scrapped, evangelist and Baptist pastor Billy Graham – who was also recommended for removal by the committee – was spared. So were references to Moses, and his “influence” on America’s founding documents.
The board wants students to continue explaining how the “Arab rejection of the State of Israel has led to ongoing conflict” in the Middle East, a requirement the committee recommending eliminating.
The board will cast its final vote on the curriculum re-do in November.
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From NY Post: A group of 50 Nobel Prize winners has spoken out to reveal the 10 greatest threats to mankind. In a survey, the brainiacs revealed fears that nuclear war, environmental disaster and even Facebook pose a risk to the future of our species.
Times Higher Education asked the eggheads about the “biggest threat to mankind.”
The experts who responded are known as laureates and represent one-quarter of the living Nobel Prize winners in chemistry, physics, physiology, medicine and economics — making them arguably some of the smartest people in the world. Just over a third (34 percent) said population rise or environmental degradation represented the gravest apocalyptic risk. In second place was nuclear war, followed by infectious disease and drug-resistant bugs.
Artificial intelligence was also highlighted as a risk, as well as selfishness, inequality, terrorism and even Donald Trump.
Facebook and drugs were also named as threats, coming in at joint 10th place after both being identified by one respondent. “Humans are very busy with the greatest climate change experiment since the ice ages,” John Mather, a senior scientist in cosmology at NASA, told Times Higher Education, which carried out the survey.
Another responder who was not named said there were “several low probability but quite existential threats to humanity, including pandemics, nuclear war, and artificial intelligence.”
With tensions between nuclear-armed North Korea and the United States reaching a boiling point, it’s little wonder that 23 percent said nuclear war could bring about doomsday. One Israeli laureate was particularly concerned about “warmonger dictators,” while a German participant was nervous about “populist regimes in possession of nuclear weapons.” Two people specifically mentioned Trump as a threat to humanity. “I don’t think science can do much about him,” one said.
However, some of the scientists feel we could survive and even thrive after the apocalypse. One of the laureates said: “The human species is so successful in making the world a better place.”
Even if we do destroy the world or cause a mass extinction that makes it uninhabitable, humans could survive by jetting off into space.
“The ultimate insurance policy is to make humanity a multiplanet species,” one laureate said. “And science obviously has a big role to play in that.”
Elon Musk is one of many people who are already thinking about this idea. Musk has previously claimed Mars is “a fixer-upper of a planet” and even suggested dropping nuclear bombs on its surface to heat up the atmosphere and make it suitable for human colonization.
From Daily Mail: Defeated Egyptian judo fighter Islam El Shehaby was loudly booed when he refused to shake hands with his Israeli rival.
Or Sasson, ranked fifth in the world, defeated El Shehaby in the first round with about a minute and half remaining in the bout. At the end of the fight the Egyptian refused to shake Sasson’s hand, in a major breach of judo etiquette.
Judo players typically bow or shake hands at the beginning and end of a match, as a sign of respect in the Japanese martial art. When Sasson extended his hand, El Shehaby backed away, shaking his head. The Israeli then walked off in disgust.
The referee called El Shehaby back to the mat and obliged him to bow, and he gave a quick nod of his head. He refused to comment afterwards. Prior to the fight, El Shahaby had come under pressure from Islamist-leaning and nationalist voices in Egypt to withdraw entirely.
One angry follower on Twitter said: ‘You will shame Islam. If you lose, you will shame an entire nation and yourself. We don’t want to think what will happen if you lost to an Israeli. Victory will give you nothing. How can you cooperate with a murderous nation?’
Mataz Matar, a TV host in Al-Sharq Islamist-leaning network had also urged him to pull out. He said: ‘My son watch out, don’t be fooled, or fool yourself thinking you will play with the Israeli athlete to defeat him and make Egypt happy. Egypt will cry; Egypt will be sad and you will be seen as a traitor and a normalizer in the eyes of your people.’ Despite the snub, the International Judo Federation had claimed the fact the fight even went ahead was a major sign of progress.
Spokesman Nicolas Messner said: ‘This is already a big improvement that Arabic countries accept to (fight) Israel.’ He added how there was no obligation to shake hands, but to bow is mandatory. He said El Shehaby’s attitude ‘will be reviewed after the games to see if any further action should be taken’.
Sasson later defeated Poland’s Maciej Sarnacki, qualifying for the quarter finals, where he will face Dutch competitor Roy Meyer.
Voight Cuts Video for Netanyahu – Slams Obama
Actor Jon Voight (front R) listens to U.S. President George W. Bush during his speech to the Knesset in Jerusalem May 15, 2008. (REUTERS/Larry Downing)
Popular actor Jon Voight cut a video today in support of Benjamin Netanyahu.
In the 63 second video released just two days before the election Voight also tells his Israeli friends, “Barack Obama does not love Israel.”
“I love Israel. I want to see Israel survive and not be taken over by the madmen of this world. President Obama does not love Israel. His whole agenda is to control Israel. And this way he can be friends with all of Israel’s enemies. He doesn’t want Bibi Netanyahu to win this upcoming election. America has not been the same since his presidency.” From American Thinker
Israeli Christian wearing a cross in the streets of Haifa, Israel
What happens when you wear a cross in a major city in Israel?
With recent ‘apartheid week’ in mind, You’ve all seen the video showing what happens when you are a Jew in Paris with a kipa on top of your head… CEC Israel and Father Gabriel Naddaf pages joined hands with Jonathan Elkhoury, an Israeli Christian, to show you what happens when a Christian takes his cross to the main streets of Haifa.
Jewish state fires back with missiles targeting Damascus regime
TEL AVIV – It was the Syrian opposition and not the Syrian government behind the firing Sunday and yesterday at the Israeli border, a top Syrian official claimed to WND.
The Syrian official accused the jihadist opposition of attempting to draw Israel into the conflict to aid the rebels by targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “Why would we fire at Israel?” asked the official, speaking on condition his name be withheld. “We have no interest in getting Israel to attack the Syrian military.” The rebels are backed by the U.S. and international community.
The border incidents began Saturday, when a round of gunfire coming from the Syrian side hit an Israeli Defense Forces jeep on routine patrol in the northern Golan Heights. Another round was fired from Syria targeted the same area in Israel today.
The gunfire came from a region on the Syrian side of the border where rebels have been attempting to seize control of a border town these last few days.
Israel Sunday responded with a missile attack that destroyed a Syrian army machine-gun position despite questions about whether the Syrian army was behind the fire into Israel.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon made clear he views Assad bearing the ultimate responsibility for any attacks from his side of the border.
Ya’alon’s office released this statement: “We view the fire from Syria last night and this morning at IDF troops in Israeli territory as severe. The IDF responded in accordance with government policy. Every breach of Israeli sovereignty and each firing from the Syrian side will be met with an immediate response to silence the source of fire as we identify them. We see the Syrian regime as being responsible for every violation of our sovereignty.”
Today’s round of violence comes as the rebels are reportedly being fingered in last week’s alleged chemical attack in the Syrian town of Khan al-Assal, west of Aleppo.
Britain’s Telegraph reported Sunday the Syrian military is said to believe that a homemade, locally manufactured rocket was by rebels fired, containing a form of chlorine known as CL17, easily available as a swimming-pool cleaner. Syria claims the warhead contained a quantity of the gas, dissolved in saline solution. Informed Mideast security officials speaking to WND further blamed the rebels for the chemical attack.
The officials said it appears the rebels are attempting to create a humanitarian crisis to precipitate the deployment of NATO to fight the Assad regime.
Any NATO deployment would likely come under the banner of Responsibility to Protect.
Responsibility to Protect, or Responsibility to Act, as cited by President Obama, is a set of principles, now backed by the United Nations, based on the idea that sovereignty is not a privilege but a responsibility that can be revoked if a country is accused of “war crimes,” “genocide,” “crimes against humanity” or “ethnic cleansing.”
The term “war crimes” has at times been indiscriminately used by various U.N.-backed international bodies, including the International Criminal Court, or ICC, which applied it to Israeli anti-terror operations in the Gaza Strip. There has been fear the ICC could be used to prosecute U.S. troops.
Billionaire activist George Soros’ Open Society Institute is also one of only three non-governmental funders of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, the group that devised the doctrine.
Obama’s national security adviser, Samantha Power, helped to found Responsibility to Protect, which was also devised by several controversial characters, including Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi, a staunch denier of the Holocaust who long served as the deputy of late Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat.
Power, in April, was named the head of the new White House Atrocities Prevention Board.
The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, founded by Power, had a seat on the advisory board of the 2001 commission that original founded Responsibility to Protect.
The commission is called the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty. It invented the term “responsibility to protect” while defining its guidelines.
The Carr Center is a research center concerned with human rights located at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Power was Carr’s founding executive director and headed the institute at the time it advised in the founding of Responsibility to Protect. With Power’s Carr Center on the advisory board, the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty first defined the Responsibility to Protect doctrine.
The Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect is the world’s leading champion of the military doctrine.
Soros’ Open Society Institute is a primary funder and key proponent of the Global Centre for Responsibility to Protect. Several of the doctrine’s main founders sit on boards with Soros.
Activists Ramesh Thakur and Gareth Evans, for example, are the original founders. The two sit on multiple boards with Soros.
Board members of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect include former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former Ireland President Mary Robinson and South African activist Desmond Tutu.
Robinson and Tutu have made solidarity visits to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as members of a group called The Elders, which includes former President Jimmy Carter.
Annan once famously stated: “State sovereignty, in its most basic sense, is being redefined – not least by the forces of globalization and international cooperation. States are … instruments at the service of their peoples and not vice versa.”
Right to ‘penetrate nation-states’ borders’
Soros himself outlined the fundamentals of Responsibility to Protect in a 2004 Foreign Policy magazine article titled “The People’s Sovereignty: How a New Twist on an Old Idea Can Protect the World’s Most Vulnerable Populations.”
In the article, Soros asserted, “True sovereignty belongs to the people, who in turn delegate it to their governments.”
“If governments abuse the authority entrusted to them and citizens have no opportunity to correct such abuses, outside interference is justified,” Soros wrote. “By specifying that sovereignty is based on the people, the international community can penetrate nation-states’ borders to protect the rights of citizens.
“In particular, the principle of the people’s sovereignty can help solve two modern challenges: the obstacles to delivering aid effectively to sovereign states, and the obstacles to global collective action dealing with states experiencing internal conflict.”
More Soros ties
“Responsibility” founders Evans and Thakur served as co-chairmen on the advisory board of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, which invented the term “responsibility to protect.”
In his capacity as co-chairman, Evans also played a pivotal role in initiating the fundamental shift from sovereignty as a right to “sovereignty as responsibility.”
Evans presented Responsibility to Protect at the July 23, 2009, United Nations General Assembly, which was convened to consider the principle.
Thakur is a fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, which is in partnership with an economic institute founded by Soros.
Soros is on the executive board of the International Crisis Group, a “crisis management organization” for which Evans serves as president-emeritus.
New world order
Doctrine founder Thakur has advocated a “global rebalancing” and “international redistribution” to create a “New World Order.”
In a piece in March 2011 in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, “Toward a New World Order,” Thakur wrote, “Westerners must change lifestyles and support international redistribution.”
He was referring to a U.N.-brokered international climate treaty in which it was argued, “Developing countries must reorient growth in cleaner and greener directions.”
In the opinion piece, Thakur then discussed recent military engagements and how the financial crisis has impacted the U.S.
“The West’s bullying approach to developing nations won’t work anymore – global power is shifting to Asia,” he wrote. “A much-needed global moral rebalancing is in train.”
Thakur continued: “Westerners have lost their previous capacity to set standards and rules of behavior for the world. Unless they recognize this reality, there is little prospect of making significant progress in deadlocked international negotiations.”
Thakur contended “the demonstration of the limits to U.S. and NATO power in Iraq and Afghanistan has left many less fearful of ‘superior’ Western power.”
Read more at https://www.wnd.com/2013/03/syria-u-s-backed-rebels-behind-attacks-on-israel/#GxPpVyBt5usO8VfU.99
by Kelleigh Nelson
“I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such: because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no Form of Government but what may be a Blessing to the People if well-administered; and I believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a Course of Years and can only end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other.” Ben Franklin
“It also gives us a very special, secret pleasure to see how unaware the people around us are of what is really happening to them.” Adolph Hitler “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. “Matthew 5:44-45 KJV Author and Pulitzer Prize Winning journalist, Christ Hedges said, “We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.” Of course, he is right. The day after the election, my inbox was flooded and my phone rang off the hook. Everyone was depressed, disheartened and discouraged. They knew there wasn’t much difference between Willard Romney and Obama, but another four years of a President they considered a Marxist Muslim who is communizing America, was more than they could tolerate. Tears flowed in grief, and I fully understood. Some said they were going off radar…it was over. What we are all forgetting is that GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE and HE’S STILL IN CHARGE! He said, “But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” Proverbs 1:33. Yes, it’s ugly and yes, it’s very bad for America, but our God loves His people. Let’s take a look at the real cause of this election. The Reported Reasons Obama Won One of the reasons is the dumbed down electorate who knows nothing of the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, much less who the candidates are or what they believe! Nevertheless, they have spoken, and we’re stuck with Ahab and Jezebel for another four years. There are two other obvious reasons I’ve heard most conservatives voice. One is voter fraud and the other is the entitlement mentality. In a revelatory article on Fellowship of the Minds website, there is an explanation as to why the GOP will never challenge the vote fraud. Here’s what it says, “The Republican Party made an agreement 30 years ago with the Democrat Party NOT to ensure voting integrity and NOT to pursue suspected vote fraud.” What? How can that be? Well, the story is more diverse than one would think, and all of it resulted from a lawsuit by the DNC against the RNC and the New Jersey Republican State Committee (RSC). The end result was the RNC and DNC making a Consent Decree 30 years ago in 1982. The agreement in effect gives a carte blanche to the Democrat Party to commit vote fraud in every voting district across America that has, in the language of the Consent Decree, “a substantial proportion of racial or ethnic populations.” The term “substantial proportion” is not defined. Do yourself a favor and read the article! Romney was not wrong when he stated that 47 percent of the people would vote for Obama because they were the entitlement class. They believe the government has a responsibility to take care of them, they believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.
Worse yet, they voted for this Marxist incumbent president, no matter what. These are the 47 percent of people who pay no income tax. In fact, in a recent debate between the film maker of 2016, Dinesh D’Souza, and Skeptic’s Michael Shermer, D’Souza explains the entitlement mentality quite well. In a new book on the growth of government-funded entitlements in the US, political economist and globalist CFR member, Nicholas Eberstadt, points out that in 2010, no less than one-third of households received anti-poverty transfers while the poverty rate was less than half that (15.1 percent of the population) — and these households accounted for nearly half of all America’s children. Today, astonishingly for a wealthy country, half of all American families receive some kind of government benefit. In fact, says Eberstadt, over the past 50 years, entitlement payments have “turned American governance upside down,” growing through good times and bad — and under Republican administrations as well as Democratic — from well under a third of the federal government’s outlays to two-thirds by 2010. Today, all the other responsibilities of government make up barely one-third of federal spending. I believe it’s far worse than what globalist Eberstadt reports, but that’s for another article. Social Security and Medicare are not entitlements. The citizens of this country have paid into these funds all their working lives. This does not count the illegal aliens who receive benefits they are not eligible for, but were given by politicians buying their illegal votes. The reason those funds are bankrupt are many, but basically it is because these accounts have been transferred to the “general” fund and spent by our corrupt politicians, who have no regard for Constitutional limits. Of course, having said that, Social Security and Medicare are just as unconstitutional. There are many other factors, Ron Paul’s treatment by the RNC, the failure of the Republicans to run a candidate the people would truly consider a conservative (think of Nixon, Ford, Bush, Dole, Bush Jr., McCain, Romney), no desire to vote for the “lesser of two evils,” and countless other subjective reasons. But, are any of these really the root cause? The Real Reason Obama Won Getting down to the nitty gritty reality of what has happened to our beloved country, the above reasons are valid on the surface, but are not the real reasons for our country’s demise. We are no longer a nation blessed by God. How can any of us believe in our hearts that God’s Hand would continue to bless a nation who murders its unborn? We are, after all, a culture of death! We have Bill Maher saying, “We need to promote death.” We have Bill Gates saying we need to depopulate through vaccines and health care. How can we believe God would continue to bless a nation who has kicked Him and prayer out of every public function? How can we believe God would bless America when she fails to follow any of the precepts of His Word? And how can we expect God to bless America when we have a President who has turned his back on our only friend in the Middle East, Israel? Genesis 12:1-3 is part of the unconditional Abrahamic Covenant to Israel that so few people truly understand. God said, “Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” We have been blessed with Messiah Jesus from the genealogical line of King David. Those families who accept Jesus as their Saviour, knowing He died for their sins, are the families of the earth who are blessed. Please, all you anti-Semites, don’t bother sending me your hate mail. God’s Word is still true. The reasons our nation is no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave are legion, but the bottom line is our faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and His Son, our Messiah, the King of Glory, Jesus. We have abrogated our first love, and in turning our backs on God, His Hand of blessing is lifted. When we have College Students Cheering for Karl Marx, Socialism and Barack Obama, it is obvious we have failed to bring them the truth. Dave Jolly wrote in Godfather Politics that this was a Romans 1 election, and I have to agree with him. Where are the Christians? In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus uses a parable to urge his followers to “occupy” (Luke 19:13, KJV) until he returns. Christians are not to be passive spectators in society’s culture. While our primary task is the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15, Acts 1:8), we are to engage the culture at all levels, advancing moral principles and seeking to restrain evil. Today’s church, no matter the denomination, has failed! The 1800s were the Missionary Age, and Christians believed the world was being won for Christ. The 1900s ushered in the Age of Apostasy and we have declined in morality and Biblical truth ever since. Our responsibility includes being “salt of the earth” and “light of the world” in the public square and the corridors of government. (Matthew 5:13-14). This is how Christians prevent governments from becoming evil! Yet, we are silent! Even in the case of flawed, corrupt, and evil governments, Christians are expected to adhere to Biblical principles, (I Timothy 2:1-2), (Romans 13:1-7), (Matthew 22:21), and (Romans 13:1-7, I Peter 2:17). However, they are not to take part in evil actions themselves and may, under certain circumstances, resort to civil disobedience (Acts 5:29). The Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, spoke the truth in a letter to his parishioners. The Bishops of the Catholic Church are standing against the government mandate to act against their teachings forced on them by Obama care. Where is the outcry from the rest of the Christian churches? Christians are encouraged to speak truth to power, as the prophet Nathan did to King David (II Samuel 12:7) and John the Baptist did with Herod Agrippa (Matthew 14:3-5). The pastors seem silent and so does the body of Christ. What We Can and Should Do We live in a time that can easily become turbulent and destructive to many American citizens and their families. If we want to be that “salt and light” God called us to be, this is the time! Wisdom is God given, not the result of mere human effort or ability. It is available to us through God’s Word. The beginning of a new year is upon us. I’ve found great comfort and wisdom in reading the Bible chronologically. Here is a two page chronological plan you can put in your Bible. If you know the truth, it will set you free. Our nation needs to be on her knees in repentance to God and pleading for His mercy. Our people are following false gods, still living on the remnants of the blessings we once had thinking things will never change. Dancing With the Stars, sports, the latest movies, all of them are still more important to our people than the King of Glory, our Messiah. As times in this country change, those of us who know the Saviour have the greatest opportunity on earth to spread the gospel…to do our primary task of the Great Commission and to bring more into the fold to know Him. This is what we can and must do! Pray for our country, pray for our leaders (even if you’re praying David’s imprecatory psalms), read your Bible daily, talk to your friends about the Saviour of the world, and tell them what He’s done for you. Prepare for grave situations, buy and store items you may need, not only your family, but for others who may be in need. In doing so, you’ll have an opportunity to speak to them about Jesus as Saviour. Stay on top of what is happening in the political realm as well. This is not the time to go into hiding. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
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Ben Swann is news anchor and investigative reporter for Channel Fox 19 in Cincinnati. In story after story, he lays out the facts so clearly they’re undeniable. If the national MSM had his intelligence, integrity and courage, this country would be a far better place.