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50 years of failed Green fanatical predictions

I am old enough to remember how the green fanatics were warning us in the 1970s that unless we cut back on oil consumption we would be ushering in the next ice age. And when that didn’t happen, undaunted, a decade or so later, these same fanatics dusted off those old press releases changed ‘man-made ice age’ to ‘man-made global warming’ and started warning the world of imminent doom.

Study: Lockdown loneliness has deadly consequences

Increasingly more voices are rising up and stating that the lockdowns are causing more harm than the virus they are supposed to be fighting. The latest published in Perspectives on Psychological Science reports on the hidden costs of loneliness which they say is the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day. The Western Journal explains: “Long-term social isolation is known to carry an increased risk of mortality comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day — and lonely people are more likely to choose coping mechanisms that aren’t good for their health,” The Guardian reported Saturday. That statistic came from research originally published in Perspectives on Psychological Science. The Guardian talked to numerous people who have suffered debilitating depression caused by the social isolation of government-mandated shutdowns. In November, the U.K. Office for National Statistics published a report showing that crippling loneliness has surged to record levels, especially among 16-to-29-year-olds. This revelation mirrors similar trends from around the world. In Japan, for example, suicides outnumbered COVID-19 deaths in 2020. READ: Researchers Find Damaging Effects of Long-Term Social …

Belief or Experience?

I have two things on my mind. Okay, probably more than two and that’s a stretch some days. The first thing is about belief. The second thing is about our story. Not the story of you and me. Your story, my story, everybody’s story. We all have our histories and experiences that make up who we are now and how we got to be who we are now. These two things are related. What we believe about ourselves and who we are. I once gave a sermon about two twins. They had the same family and the same things happened to them. But the mother loved one and didn’t love the other one. As they became men, one had the belief that he was successful and felt loved and confident. The other one, the one not loved, grew up feeling less than others, not all that valuable, and afraid of being rejected. He grew up thinking that he was not good enough to succeed.  Same genes, same parents, different beliefs. There are many examples like …

Why is China buying Britain’s private schools?

Concerns are being raised in Britain that Communist China is buying up private schools. The purchasers include senior members of the Chinese Communist Party. This leads to an obvious question, why would members of the Chinese Communist Party want to take over private schools in Britain? Breitbart explains: Brexit leader Nigel Farage has warned that there is a “communist takeover” of large swaths of Britain’s private education sector, as an investigation has revealed that schools throughout the country have been bought out by firms connected to the Chinese government. There are currently 17 private schools in the United Kingdom owned by Chinese firms, nine of which are owned by senior members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The schools are reportedly presenting a “whitewashed” view of China to their students, and one school has admitted that the goal of infiltrating the education system is to propagate China’s One Belt, One Road global initiative, an investigation from the Mail on Sunday revealed. Reform UK party leader Nigel Farage said that the British government “must wake up …