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Survey: Most believe life was better before Facebook

According to a recent online poll, conducted by SocialSphere’s John Della Volpe, nearly two-thirds of those said their life was better before social media became such a dominating force in our culture.

Walgreens closes 5 more San Francisco stores due to organized shoplifting gangs

Fox News is reporting that Walgreens is closing five more stores in San Francisco because of organized shoplifting gangs that are plundering these stores. It has already closed 10 stores in the city since 2019 because of the thefts at California stores are now five time Walgreens’ national shoplifting average. The gangs have been emboldened by the passing of a law in the state, that does not consider shoplifting a felony until it exceeds $950. Since its passing, gangs have been organizing shoplifting rings, often composed of underage or homeless people, with leaders even bringing along calculators to ensure they don’t exceed $950. The stolen goods are then resold. READ: Walgreens closing 5 more San Francisco stores due to theft 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. (Matthew 24:12 ESV) RELATED: A recent poll of San Francisco residents conducted by SFGate revealed that 71% believe that the quality of life in the city has deteriorated over the past five years and 56% stated they are now considering leaving. READ: …

Dem lawmaker calls for men to receive vasectomies after 3 children

According to Faithwire, a Democrat lawmaker in Pennsylvania has introduced a bill in the state legislature that would force men who have had either three children or are above the age of 40 (which ever comes first) to have a vasectomy. The bill introduced by Rep Chris Rabb (D), that refers to men as inseminators, requires them to have a vasectomy within six weeks of the birth of a third child. It would also give women who get pregnant the right to sue any man in violation of the above restrictions and also offers a $10,000 reward to any person who exposes a man in violation of the law. The proposed legislation was a mocking response to a bill recently passed in Texas prohibiting abortions after the baby has its first heart beat that typically takes place around the sixth week. Missing in all of this is any serious discussion on when life begins in the womb. READ: Dem Lawmaker Calls for Mandatory Vasectomies After Limited Number of Children RELATED: ‘You’ve got to be really …

Poll: Majority don’t believe unvaccinated people should lose their jobs

With US President Joe Biden recently stating that he doesn’t believe the COVID restrictions will end until 98% of Americans are vaccinated and politicians and health officials looking for creative ways to punish people who aren’t, a recent survey by the Trafalagar Group suggests that the majority of Americans (65%) do not believe a person should lose their job if they are unvaccinated.

Poll: Have universities become re-education camps?

According to a recent survey reported by The College Fix, a ‘freedom of speech’ organization for university students, over half the students on US Campuses said they hold back on expressing their opinions on social or political issues during classes over fears of mockery or rejection and by fears that their grades will be reduced for holding opinions not approved by their professor.

HS football team gathers for prayer after school board orders ban on teacher-led prayer

After a Tennessee school board told teachers and coaches last week that they could no longer lead their school teams in prayer, several players, cheerleaders, fans and parents associated with Putnam County football team took matters into their own hands and gathered on the field after a recent game to pray.

Art of Apology

When do you apologize? Some people never seem to be sorry about anything they do or say. Others seem to start every conversation with I’m sorry but… There must be rules about apologizing. My granddaughter tells me there are rules to cancelling people. I only found this out because I jokingly cancel her about five times a week. Now I know there are rules to cancelling, I can’t just willy-nilly do it. Sometimes I don’t like rules. Normally, I am quick to apologize when I hurt someone or crossed a line into someone’s boundaries. And most of us do apologize when we believe we have done something wrong. One of the problems with this is that sometimes, many times these days, it seems, we don’t know we have done anything wrong, or we don’t believe we need to apologize. The times in which we don’t know we are in the wrong may include saying things that we used to be able to say but now are censored. Examples of these are when an older person …

Poll: Conservative media viewers more accurately estimate COVID death rate

Several surveys have shown that people have an exaggerated fear of COVID. A survey, earlier this year, revealed that the French believe that the death rate for those who contract COVID was ten times higher than the actual percentage. And it is not much better in America. The Western Journal reported on a recent poll conducted by Rasmussen that went a step further and tried to find out why people have such an exaggerated fear of COVID. First, the pollster determined if their fear of COVID was exaggerated. According to Johns Hopkins University, 1.6% of people who contract COVID actually died of the virus. The Rasmussen survey revealed that: 30% of Americans believed less 2% die (the right answer). 20% believed it was between 2% and 5% (up three times higher). 17% believed it was between 5% and 10% (up to six times higher). 19% believed it was greater than 10% (over six times higher). But then Rasmussen decided to find out how many people got the right answer based on what news channels they …

What the Taliban guidelines on polygamy, tell us about Abraham’s day

I recently read an interesting article on BBC about an edict issued by the Afghanistan Taliban regarding polygamy earlier this year. In her article, Taliban Cracks Down on ‘Costly’ Polygamy, Author Khudai Noor Nasar states that in its two-page edict, the Taliban urges its commanders and officers not to take multiple wives. Curiously, this partial ban on polygamy has an interesting connection to a story in the Book of Genesis involving Abraham and his wife Sarah. Islam allows a man to have up to four wives and essentially an unlimited number of concubines. This has resulted in a shortage of women in countries such as Afghanistan for marriage and thousands of single men who have no hope of marrying and raising a family. Most of the Taliban’s recruits come from this large pool of single men. When the BBC contacted the Taliban asking how many of its leaders have more than one wife, they were simply retorted: “Which one hasn’t.?” But polygamy has resulted in an increased corruption among Taliban officers, who require extra money …

Does the COVID virus spread from computer to computer?

I know there are viruses that can cause considerable damage to a person’s computers, but I never thought COVID was one of them. But Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey has taken the COVID restrictions to the next level, as it has just banned a student from taking online classes because he wasn’t vaccinated. According to the New York Post, Logan Hollar, 22, recently discovered he was locked out of his account at Rutgers when he tried to pay for his online classes. The reason that Rutgers gave for banning him from taking virtual classes that he would view on his computer is because he had not been vaccinated. Hollar lives 70 miles from Rutgers, and apparently breathing on a computer screen without a mask miles away from where it is being hosted is now considered a potential threat to spread the virus. There is an appeals process available for students claiming a vaccine exemption, but Rutgers states that takes weeks to process. Meanwhile, Hollar, who has already missed the sign-up date for his …

Doctor says he won’t treat unvaccinated patients

The Blaze is reporting that a doctor in Alabama recently put up a Facebook Post, that he would no longer be treating patients who are not vaccinated for COVID, because in his words COVID was a horrible way to die. Of course, people immediately asked if this also meant he would no longer be treating people if they: Smoked, Are trying to quit smoking, Take drugs, Eat too much food (obesity), Drink too much alcohol, Don’t drink coffee, Eat too much sugar (diabetes), Eat too much fatty foods (high cholesterol), Don’t exercise, Exercise too much, Watch too much TV, Eat junk food, Go for a healthy walk in the forest, Play football, Don’t eat enough fibre, Swim in the ocean, Spend too much time on social media, Eat too much red meat, and in Canada Drive cars, because in a typical year, more people under the age of 65 die in motor vehicle accidents than of COVID. Not surprisingly, the Facebook post has since been deleted. READ: Doctor says he won’t treat unvaccinated patients dying …

‘A scared world, needs a fearless church’: Worship leader Sean Feucht confronts Antifa in Portland

Worship leader Sean Feucht reports that the day after members of Antifa, a left-wing extremist group, terrorized several Christians who had gathered for a time of prayer and worship at Portland’s harbour front on Saturday, Aug 7, 2021, over 5,000 Christians showed up the very next day to show that they would not allow themselves to be intimidated. When a group of Christians gathered the day earlier, several Antifa members showed up dressed in black and some with shields and weapons. They maced members of the Christian group and terrorized others, destroyed their sound equipment, forcing some families with young children to flee the event. Members of Antifa could be heard mocking, “where is your God now.” In what could only be described as a God coincidence, Sean, who has been holding worship services across America over the last several months, had four months earlier scheduled a service for Portland, the day after Antifa had disrupted the Saturday service. Declaring he would not be intimidated, Feucht went ahead with the service at the very location …