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Top climate scientist predicts global cooling

When it comes to climate, Dr. Willie Soon should know what he is talking about. He currently works for the Solar and Stellar Physics Division at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Breitbart reported on a recent interview Soon had with Alex Newman of the New American, where the climate scientist went against the popular opinion of the day, stating that he believed the earth would soon be entering a time of cooling, because of the inactivity of the sun.

The Ongoing Intersection of the Gospel with Culture

By Dr. Michael L. Brown Three years ago, I conducted a poll on Facebook asking, “Should pastors and Christian leaders just preach the gospel, or should they also comment on relevant social and political issues?” Three years later to the day, I posted the same poll on Twitter. How did the results compare? Obviously, there is nothing scientific about these polls. They simply indicate how my Facebook and Twitter communities feel about the question. As for these two social media communities, although they have much in common, in many ways they disparate in their viewpoints and beliefs. How did the results compare? In 2018 on Facebook, out of roughly 1,900, 84 percent said “Gospel & culture” with only 16 percent saying “Gospel only.” In 2021 on Twitter, out of 889 responses, 79.2 percent said “Gospel and culture too” with only 20.8 percent saying, “Gospel only.” The overall differences were fairly minor, especially given the fact that many Christians are still suffering burnout from the 2020 elections while many others have felt the need to draw back from both politics …

YouTube fined for censoring anti-lockdown protest video

According to a report by Reclaim the Net, a German court has just fined YouTube 100,000 Euros (Approximately US$118,000) for taking down a video of people protesting against the COVID lockdowns in neighbouring Switzerland. When YouTube took down the video back in April 2020, the Dresden court ordered YouTube to immediately restore the video, but YouTube ignored the court’s ruling for nearly a month before finally restoring it on May 14, 2020. Ruling that YouTube’s behaviour was “deliberate and serious violation,” the court fined the social media behemoth. YouTube argued that its “medical misinformation policy” was above the laws of Germany. The court disagreed. READ: YouTube fined 100,000 Euro after German court rejects its “misinformation” excuse for deleting anti-lockdown protest video The manager of the channel censored by YouTube tweeted several responses to the recent court ruling: English translation: “Joachim Steinhöfel: ‘With the historically high fine, the Higher Regional Court makes it very clear that court decisions must be observed without restriction, regardless of whether YouTube assumes a violation of its guidelines or not.’” Rough …

Do we need the Issachar anointing today?

The men of Issachar, a small tribe of Israel, had a unique role in Israeli society. In 1 Chronicles, we are told that two hundred leaders of Issachar understood the times and seasons the nation was facing and knew what to do. “from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do—200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command;” (1 Chronicles 12:32 NIV) There is some debate on what this was actually referring to. But most believe the verse was stating that these leaders had an astute awareness of the political climate, and understood what decisions Israel needed to make. They came to this conclusion, because this description of the men of Issachar was included in a listing of those in Israel who were standing with David as the future king of Israel during the dark days when King Saul was still on the throne and was pursing David in an effort to assassinate him. Aside from the men of Issachar, the list included men from several tribes who had thrown …

Meet one of the churches vandalized on Canada Day

Meet the new Canada. On Canada Day (July 1, 2021), social justice warriors vandalized 10 churches in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The attacks on churches across Canada started shortly after stories surfaced of unmarked graves at Indian Residential Schools across Canada, including 215 unmarked graves in Kamloops and 715 graves at a school on the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan. But though these schools were largely run by the Roman Catholic Church, Calgary’s social justice warriors decided to target an African Evangelical Church, that was made up solely of refugees who had fled their countries because they were being persecuted for their faith and their churches were being set on fire. Now they see the same thing happening in Canada. The BBC explains: Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney, said on Thursday one of the vandalised locations was an African Evangelical Church in the city of Calgary. He said its congregation was made up entirely of former refugees who fled countries where churches are often vandalised and burned down. “These folks came to Canada with the hope that …

Children: COVID trauma vs COVID reality

We have bike paths near our home that I ride regularly. We are outdoors and don’t need to wear masks, and nobody wears them riding or walking the paths. Well almost nobody. The only ones I have seen wearing masks are children. Absolutely ridiculous. If you read the stats, children with no underlying health issues have nothing to fear of COVID. We have had 26,000 COVID deaths in Canada as of June 25, 2021, but only 13 of them were under the age of 19. Breakdown of COVID deaths by age group in Canada as of June 25, 2021: Those over 80 account for 65% of COVID deaths Those over 70 account for 85% of COVID deaths Those over 60 account for 94% of COVID deaths. Those over 50 account for 98% of COVID deaths Those under 50 account for 2% of COVID deaths So why are children so terrified of COVID? I am just guessing here, but I don’t think children are watching the late night news, so I suspect their fear of COVID …

New Zealand selects trans-female weightlifter for Olympics

New Zealand’s decision to choose a trans female to represent the country in the female weight lifting event at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo has caused a bit of an uproar. Prior to transitioning to female in 2013, Hubbard, 43, had competed as a male weightlifter. The Olympics allows transgender females to compete provided their testosterone levels are below 10 nanomoles per litre for 12 months prior to competition. However, many believe this does not negate the advantage that biological males receive going through puberty, resulting in larger muscle mass and heavier bones. Sharon Davies who is representing Britain in swimming at the Olympics commented that being born a biological male gives Hubbard a 30% over biological females: Belgian weight lifter, Anna Vanbellinghen, described Hubbard’s participation as a ‘bad joke’ adding: “Life-changing opportunities are missed for some athletes — medals and Olympic qualifications — and we are powerless. Of course, this debate is taking place in a broader context of discrimination against transgender people and that is why the question is never free of ideology.” …

Video: Jordan Peterson interviews Yeonmi Park

In the above video, Canadian Psychology professor, Jordan Peterson, interviews Yeonmi Park on the atrocities taking place in North Korea, under its current tyrant, Kim Jong-un. For those unfamiliar with Yeonmi Park, she is a young woman who along with her mother escaped North Korea in to Communist China, where they ended up as sex slaves before escaping to South Korea. Yeonmi is now attending Columbia University, an Ivy League school in the US, and has been noticing similarities between what is taking place at the school with what people are experiencing in North Korea. READ: ‘North Korea was crazy, but not this crazy’: Columbia student, 27, who escaped Stalinist dictatorship warns wokeism is stifling freedom of speech at US universities just like in her homeland On a lighter note:

Forced Dysfunction

For those who are parents or for those who grew up in some type of family, you know that a family needs certain things to survive. Daily routines require someone to take charge and in normal families the one in charge takes into account what is necessary for the entire family. For example, if one child likes donuts for supper, it is unlikely that every supper will consist of only donuts. Surrendering the entire family to the needs of one of the children makes no sense. Yet this happens often. I know a few families with several kids but the one that shows promise in sports or academics gets the bulk of if not all the attention. The other children feel less then when compared to that child. I have also seen cases in which the dad or the mom puts their career or their needs first and the rest of the family has to adjust to their schedule or their desires.   In these cases, families don’t work well. There is division and strife, …

Poll: Americans overwhelming prefer offensive free speech over censorship

According to a recent survey of Americans by Rasmussen, 80% of people who vote want free speech and only 9% of those wanted governments to determine what speech is allowed or not. The pollster noted that people overwhelmingly preferred offensive and even inaccurate speech over censorship The pollster also discovered that the support for free speech was wide ranging with at least 70% supporting free speech in all age groups and demographics. The pollster company added that 59% of Americans consider governments and politicians as a special interest group more interested in fulfilling their personal agendas than doing what is best for America. According to Scott Rasmussen, only “34% believe the federal government today supports the founding ideals of freedom, equality and self-governance.” READ: Poll: 4 in 5 Americans prefer offensive, inaccurate speech over censorship AND 80% SAY ALLOWING OFFENSIVE, INACCURATE FREE SPEECH BETTER THAN GIVING GOVERNMENT POWER TO DECIDE The poll starkly reveals the tyranny of the minority, a group of woke elitists, concentrated in the mainstream media, social media and political positions are …

Virginia mom warns about cultural Marxism infiltrating public schools

Xi Van Fleet, who was six years old when Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution swept China, attended a meeting of the Loudoun County School Board in Virginia to voice her criticism of the “controversial critical race theory” being embraced by the board. In her one-minute speech, Van Fleet noted the similarities she sees with critical race theory and Mao’s Cultural Revolution, stating:

A lesson to learn from pornography in video games: What do we really want?

What does a rich man want after he has everything he needs? More. We humans need to know who we are, and pornography can teach us that. I learned a lesson recently, when I found a video on the Internet, about problems with video games. Apparently, there are censorship organizations that restrict excess behaviour in video games. READ: Video Game Censorship I don’t play video games, although there was a time when I enjoyed flinging Angry Birds across the computer screen at other little animals. It was addicting. I watched the information video, out of curiosity, and I learned something about us. We like to mix good and bad; we like to do the wrong thing to get us to the right place; and we lie to ourselves. Those are all different views of the same thing. I was surprised to learn one thing about video games. When we can do anything, when we can go bad without restraints, we like to kill each other. Sometimes we settle for injure and torture. I used to …

Canada’s Indian Residential School scandal

Using ground penetrating radar, authorities recently uncovered the graves of 215 students who died at a former Canadian residential school in Kamloops, BC. The Canadian Indian Residential School system was set up in 1876 to provide boarding school education for Indian children in Canada. Since one of the primary goals of the schools was to assimilate Indian children into the dominant Canadian culture, it required pulling children from their homes and boarding them at the schools in order to minimize contact with their family and friends.