Author: Dean Smith

Brazen daylight robbery in LA reveals the root of California’s problem

A brazen daylight robbery in Los Angeles reveals the root of the problem of what is going on in California. The Daily Mail writes that six women entered Ulta Beauty Salon during a smash and grab and looted bags full of perfume and cosmetics while the alarm blared and customers watched. Thieves have targeted the store multiple times. The telling moment is that two of the thieves didn’t even bother to wear masks. This is because they have absolutely no fear of being arrested. If caught, they will be out on the street within hours. This is because LA County has a left-wing District Attorney, George Gascon, whose progressive soft on crime policy combined with a law that treats any thefts below $950 as a misdemeanor has led to a crime wave in California. Commenting on the theft, one LA county detective said, the maximum penalty they would receive would be the equivalent of a traffic fine. In other words, it’s just part of the cost of running a criminal enterprise in California. READ: Brazen …

Country singer and actress Jana Kramer gets water baptized

Faithwire reports that country singer and actress, Jana Kramer, recently shared Instagram posts of her water baptism that took place on Sunday, Jan 23, 2022, after her profession of faith. Kramer, 38, started her singing career in 2012 which has since featured seven chartered singles. She has also had acting roles on several TV series including, Friday Night Lights, One Tree Hill, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and CSI: NY. In her first post, Jana described the healing she received after coming to Christ, writing, “I don’t have the words yet …I will…but for now…’In the name of Jesus there is healing.’ Then in a follow-up post, which shows her sitting in a baptismal tank, Jana went into more details of what happened. Over the years, she has struggled with believing in God, and seems to suggest that this was due in part to a troubled relationship with her father, for which she was partially to blame. “He was always walking with me…I just didn’t think I deserved that. If I’m honest, I didn’t know how …

Major Danish newspaper apologizes for not questioning government COVID data

A respected Danish newspaper, Ekstra Bladet, has just apologized for not questioning the COVID data provided by the Danish government. The main issue revolves around hospitalization data, because there is a difference between being in the hospital because of COVID or in the hospital with COVID Fee provides a quote from the Danish news outlet: “WE HAVE NOT been vigilant enough at the garden gate when the authorities were required to answer what it actually meant that people are hospitalized with corona and not because of corona. Because it makes a difference. A big difference. Exactly, the official hospitalization numbers have been shown to be 27 percent higher than the actual figure for how many there are in the hospital, simply because they have corona. We only know that now. OF COURSE, it is first and foremost the authorities who are responsible for informing the population correctly, accurately and honestly. The figures for how many are sick and died of corona should, for obvious reasons, have been published long ago…” “We Failed” READ: ‘We Failed’: …

The problem with Canada’s health care system? Too many bureaucrats?

Canada’s vaunted universal and taxpayer-funded health care system was stretched to the limit by the recent COVID crisis, with the problem compounded more recently by health care workers calling in sick after coming down with Omicron. What is the root of this problem? More importantly, what can we do to fix it? Well, if the past is any indicator, they won’t be hiring more front-line workers, like nurses and doctors. They will probably just hire more bureaucrats. As Licia Corbella explains in her article in the Calgary Herald, “Canada has one healthcare administrator for every 1,415 citizens. Germany: one healthcare administrator for every 15,545.” Corbella adds: The amount of money spent on public health care is essentially the same in each country. Yet international studies show that Germany has more physicians, more specialists, and many more acute care and psychiatric beds. It far surpasses Canada in its inventory of diagnostic equipment (CT, MRI, and PET scanners) and just one per cent of its population waits more than four weeks to see a specialist, compared to …

Is God unfair?

There is a cute video of an experiment on unfairness conducted by researchers on two Capuchin monkeys. The monkeys were placed in side-by-side cages, that had openings allowing the monkeys to receive and give items to the researchers. As part of this, the woman conducting the experiment rewarded the monkeys if they handed her a small stone. It started with the researcher receiving a stone from the monkey on the left and rewarding it with a piece of cucumber. The researcher then turned to the monkey on the right and gave it a grape after receiving a small stone. Though the Capuchin monkeys are fine with cucumbers, they look upon grapes as caviar. The monkey that had gotten the cucumber immediately noticed that his companion had received a grape. The researcher returned to the first monkey, and after it gave her a stone, the researcher handed it a cucumber a second time. The reaction was immediate, after taking a small nibble from the cucumber, the monkey outraged by the unfairness took the remainder of the …

Poll reveals that most Gen Z and Millennials oppose abortion after a heartbeat detected

Though a slim majority, I was pleased that a recent poll revealed that the majority of Gen Z (born between 1999 and 2015) and Millennials (1981-1998) opposed abortion after a baby’s heartbeat was detected. The Christian Post reports that a pro-life organization, Students for Life, surveyed 853 individuals between the ages of 18-34 in early January. In the survey, the group was provided information that a baby’s heartbeat can be detected at 21 weeks and then asked if they supported abortion after this point. The poll found that 52% stated that abortions should be banned after 21 weeks, compared to 48% who said that abortions should still be allowed. In the same poll, the students were asked about their feelings on Roe vs Wade, the 1973 Supreme court case that legalized abortions across the US. Initially, 60% stated that they ‘very strongly’, ‘strongly’ or ‘somewhat’ supported Roe vs Wade. However, attitudes changed slightly after the pollsters provided the group with more information on the infamous court case. Overall support for Roe vs Wade dropped to …

How many people died solely of COVID in the UK?

In this video, Dr. John Campbell takes a closer look at the COVID information provided through a recent Freedom of Information request in Britain. One of the big issues with COVID is how many people died solely of COVID, compared to those who died with COVID, meaning they had other serious underlying health issues? They discovered that 17,371 people had died solely of COVID, compared to the government’s official number of 152,872. It also revealed that the average age of death in the UK from COVID in 2020 was 81.5 and in 2021, 82.5 which was higher than the average life expectancy in the UK of about 80.9. Campbell also looked at the number of excess deaths in 2020 and 2021, compared to previous years. In Britain, the number of excess deaths was 127,704 compared to the five-year average. Though some believe this is a more accurate reflection of the impact of COVID, it doesn’t provide the whole story. Because there were also more deaths from cancer compared to previous years because people were either …

Sharper than a two-edged rat?

Everyone hates a dull knife. But there may be some good news, as Creation Moments reports that two engineers came up with a new blade that keeps its sharp edge six times longer than normal blades. They designed the blades to cut metal. And even when it came to cutting titanium, one of the world’s hardest metals, which dulled the old blades in a matter of seconds, the new blade kept its edge for nearly 30 minutes. How did they do this? All they did was copy the design that God used when he created the teeth of rats, which consistently maintain a sharp edge. Rats are able to do this because one side of their teeth is softer than the other side, allowing it to maintain a sharp edge even with wear. READ: Technological secrets from God

Poll: Over 25% of Canadians support jailing the unvaccinated

A recent poll of Canadians conducted by Maru Public Opinion found that over a quarter of Canadians, 27%, believed that people not vaccinated for COVID should be subject to short jail terms. According to the National Post, the poll conducted between Jan. 14-15, 2022 also found: 37% believe the unvaccinated should not receive medical care from the country’s state-run health care system, even though their tax dollars help fund it. 33% of respondents believed the unvaccinated should be punished by not allowing them to renew their driver’s license. 61% said that the unvaccinated should be required to pay a health surcharge of upwards of $150 a month if admitted to hospital for COVID. Two-thirds of Canadians believed that COVID vaccines should be mandatory. Under the Canadian constitution, health care is a provincial issue, meaning only provincial governments could mandate vaccines. READ: More than one in four Canadians support jail time for the unvaccinated, poll finds Many of the Canadians are simply mimicking the feelings expressed by the country’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

Worship leader Sean Feucht claims HarperCollins will no longer publish his book due to his political views

In 2020, Sean Feucht, a former worship leader at Bethel Church, held worship services across America, in some instances, at locations the hardest hit by rioting that plagued 2020. This included a service at the very location where George Floyd died at the hands of police. Feucht did this in an attempt to bring healing and revival to the US. The “Let Us Worship” events held outdoors in some instances pushed the limits of the lockdown mandates. But there was also resistance, as Feucht and his team received death threats and push back from governments and police who tried to stop the worship services. And apparently, the pushback continues, as Feucht claims HarperCollins Christian Publishing has just informed him that it would no longer be publishing his book because of Feucht’s political views. Feucht was surprised by the cancellation, as HarperCollins had bid against six other publishers for the rights to the book, which will focus on how his worship team battled through the resistance during the 2020 “Let Us Worship” events. Feucht added that …

The Bible’s rules for secular leaders does not include ‘rules for thee, but not for me’

Over the past several months, stories have emerged of politicians breaking the very COVID rules that they imposed on their citizens. It has happened around the world. And it happened again earlier this year when a business owner in New York City videoed a Democrat senator walking into his restaurant without wearing a mask. In fact, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand walked right past a sign stating that masks were required on entering. In an Instagram post, the owner provided a video of what happened and added, “I guess Senator Gillibrand thinks that the Governor is wrong or she is special and above the rules.” Though studies have shown that cloth facemasks are basically useless when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID, there was a bigger issue at work here. It is important that when politicians make up these rules, they obey them as well. When Israel wanted a king, God provided several ground rules to govern politicians and their bureaucracy. They are listed in Deuteronomy 17:14-20, along with a series of warnings about kings …

Op-ed calls for the National Guard to be used to keep unvaccinated in their homes

An op-ed in the Salt Lake City Tribune stated that the Utah governor should require everyone in the state to be vaccinated, and then use the National Guard to force those who refuse to stay in their homes during the Omicron outbreak. As previously reported, most are comparing Omicron to the flu or common cold, and vaccinated or not, everyone is catching it. Fox News added that there was an almost immediate reaction to the editorial: “This is mindless, anti-science insanity — omicron is infecting everyone — but these “journalists” are demanding totalitarianism. And they think they’re the good guys,” OutKick founder Clay Travis wrote in a tweet.  Utah Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, R., tweeted, “The truth is Omicron is out of control everywhere. Even in places with mask and vaccine mandates. We always push vaccines, but even vaccinated ppl [sic] are catching it. It’s easy to take shots from the cheap seats but this is the sort of nonsense that makes editorial boards irrelevant.”  “Use the national guard to prevent unvaccinated from going anywhere?! …

Is Christianity socialist?

According to Bitter Winter, in 2020, the local franchise of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the city of Dandong, ran a sermon contest among its CCP approved Three-Self church pastors to see which one could provide the most ‘socialist’ sermon. The contest, outlined in a CPP document entitled Implementation Plan for the Preaching Competition on Sinicization of Christianity in 2020, told the pastors they were to look “for elements in the Bible that are relevant to the core socialist values and traditional Chinese culture.” The local branch of the CCP was trying to syncretize communist values with the Christian message, and convince believers that communism and Christianity are inherently compatible. One Christian told Bitter Winter, “It is so devious. They are poisoning people of faith bit by bit, eroding their belief. By doing so, the CCP aims to justify its control over religion.” We see a similar thing occurring in the West, where some now suggest that socialism best supports Christian ideals. But does it. I want to look at four areas where Christianity …