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Toronto school official banned students from attending a book fair featuring a woman who survived ISIS sex slavery

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB), which is the largest school district in Canada, recently banned students from attending a book fair scheduled for 2022, because they might come in contact with Nadia Murad, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, who recently wrote a book how ISIS had kidnapped her when she was 14 and turned her into a sex slave.

California Apple Store plundered in broad daylight

Since California politicians started defunding and demonizing the police last year, it has only emboldened the criminal element. The most recent involved a ‘smash and grab’ at a Santa Rosa Apple Store that took place in broad daylight. Fox News reports that four individuals walked into the store at 11:30 am on Thursday, Nov 25, 2021, and while staff and customers looked on, stole $20,000 worth of merchandise. Democrat Gov Gavin Newsom promised to deal with the brazen thefts by setting up a task force to discuss it. READ: California Apple store hit in latest smash-and-grab in broad daylight MEANWHILE, a couple of university professors state that it’s racist to use the word ‘looting’ to describe the ‘smash and grabs’ sweeping California. READ: ‘Smash-and-grabs’ should not be called ‘looting’ because term is ‘racist’: Experts AND Greg Gutfeld: Americans are focused on the crime wave, the left is focused on language RELATED: Rampant smash-and-grab theft part of failure to prosecute criminals, tolerated by officials, experts say 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many …

Canada: A $4,000 SUV tax in the works?

Over the years, I have written several articles about the man-made global-warming fanatics, and like I did in my most recent article, I sarcastically stated that the discovery of fossils of alligators and subtropical trees in Canada’s frozen and barren Arctic is evidence that people were driving SUVs several millennia before they were actually invented in 1935.

A ‘new’ free speech university?

With most universities in North America having transformed into Soviet-style indoctrination camps for the left, a new university dedicated to preserving free speech to be set up in Austin, Texas, has professors pleading to get in. The University of Austin is being funded by Cicero Research and expects to be open for business in the fall of 2022. It was a response to universities across America banning free speech, particularly conservative views, on their campuses. Fox News recently interviewed Peter Boghossian, one of the school’s founding members, who said the school is being flooded with applicants to fill its professorships. Boghossian added, “They can’t stand the censoriousness, they can’t stand the diversity statements. They can’t stand pretending to believe something that not only do they not believe, they just know it is false, but they can’t do anything about it lest they receive accusations of bigotry or discrimination.” Boghossian cited one applicant who said, “I’m caught in an insane asylum, everybody’s gone crazy, I will work for half,” READ: University of Austin dedicated to free …

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 …