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Europe’s energy crisis is due to green energy, not war, says report

With Europeans facing skyrocketing energy prices this winter, and warnings that they will have to cut back on energy consumption if they don’t want power blackouts, everyone is blaming the Russian-Ukraine war for the shortfall. However, research by Rystad Energy suggests that the real problem is in fact the move to green energy. Over the past several years, European politicians have been shutting down fossil fuel and nuclear power plants in favour of wind and solar, which are not only less reliable, but significantly more expensive. Fox News explains: Green energy policies in Europe designed to rapidly shift the continent away from fossil fuel dependence have contributed to soaring power prices in the region. The European benchmark index measuring future electricity prices increased to a record $993 per megawatt hour (MWh) on Monday, days after prices in France and Germany surged 25%, according to European Energy Exchange data compiled by Bloomberg. By comparison, the average price of electricity in the U.S. hit $129 per MWh in June, federal data showed. […] A Reuters analysis published …

Is safe drinking water too much to ask for from a ‘woke’ mayor?

During his 2017 election campaign, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the city’s ‘woke’ mayor, promised to transform Jackson, Mississippi into “the most radical city on the planet.” He promised a guaranteed income and an end to policing and of course urban farms. Meanwhile, the citizens of the city would just be absolutely overjoyed, if the mayor could just provide the basics, like drinking water without sewage in it. The Daily Caller explains: Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Democratic mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, promised to make the capital “the most radical city on the planet” during his 2017 campaign, but so far he’s been unable to even solve even the city’s basic infrastructure problems and the city’s running water is now unsafe to drink. He campaigned on plans to introduce universal basic income and alternatives to policing, to replace vacant lots with urban farms and to resolve chronic issues with the city’s water and roads in order to break the “cycles of humiliation” he said black residents experience in Jackson, the most heavily black large city in the U.S. Instead, …

Being kind to one another

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. — Ephesians 4:32 By Rick Renner Today I’d like to begin by telling you about an amazing event that occurred when Denise and I were in Greece some years ago — an experience that taught me a lot about the impact kindness has on others. While visiting the ancient city of Corinth, Denise and I decided to take the long walk up the rocky road that led to the acropolis where the Temple of Aphrodite once stood. Having taught on the book of Corinthians for many years and knowing the historical influence that this location once had on the people of Corinth, I wanted to ascend that arduous peak to see that ancient site with my own eyes. But as we walked higher and higher, we understood that this would take far more time than we had planned, so we turned around and headed back down the mountain, descending the same slippery slope we had …

Woman who grew up under communism warns of socialism in America

A woman who grew up under Mao Zedong’s glorious Communist revolution that resulted in over 40 million deaths in China is warning about the dangers of socialism starting to rise its head in America. Xi Van Fleet, who fled Communist China 36 years ago, spoke of her concerns in a recent interview on Fox and Friends. Faithwire provides more details on the interview: “Today, so many Americans [are] abandoning freedom and arriving into socialism.” […] “I lived under Mao’s socialism. When the government controls everything and makes all the decisions big and small and decide how much grain, meat [and] cooking oil I could have,” she said. “What I should learn in school, where I should live, and what job I should have and how I should think.” […] “When I was in China, I spent my entire school years in the Chinese Cultural Revolution, so I’m very, very familiar with the communist tactics of how to divide people, how they canceled the Chinese traditional culture and destroyed our heritage,” told Fox News last year. …

Oh, the California irony

It’s California, so it is to be expected. But just days after California announced that it will be banning the sale of new gas-powered personal vehicles effective 2035, Californians were asked to limit the charging of electric vehicles, because of a looming electricity shortage on the Labor Day weekend. The Blaze provides more details: California energy managers are warning that an expected heat wave over Labor Day weekend could cause blackouts and are urging state residents to conserve energy — which is bad news for electric vehicle owners. The California Independent System Operator — a non-profit that manages the power grid for 80% of California and a small part of Nevada — issued a bulletin Tuesday announcing that “extreme heat” conditions are “likely to strain the grid with increased energy demands, especially over the holiday weekend.”[…] “Set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles, and turn off unnecessary lights,” the ISO advised. READ: Californians are urged to avoid charging electric vehicles, days after state announced ban of new …

How we pray for our political leaders is important

In some ways, an archaeological discovery in Israel may provide a timely message for believers in our dangerously-polarized, political culture. In 2010, archaeologists found a stone table (26.7 cm by 20.8 cm) near the Gihon Springs in the Kidron Valley with an inscription carved into it. The springs were originally the main source of water for the ancient city of Jerusalem. The limestone tablet was dated to the time of King David. However, it was not until 2022, that Professor Gershon Galil, from the Department of Jewish History and Biblical Studies at the University of Haifa, completed his translation of the wording. According to Israel365 News, it ended up being a curse, calling for the death of the Governor of Jerusalem: Transliteration and translation of the text: ARWR, ARWR, MT TMT; ARWR, ARWR, MT TMT; SR H’R, MT TMT; ARWR, MT TMT; ARWR, MT TMT; ARWR, MT TMT. ארור, ארור, מת תמת; ארור, ארור, מת תמת; שר הער, מת תמת; ארור, מת תמת; ארור, מת תמת; ארור, מת תמת Cursed, Cursed, you will surely die. …

Deion Sanders shares how he called out to God during a medical crisis

Former NFL star, Deion Sanders, shared how he called out to God for help, which included speaking in tongues, during a serious medical crisis in 2021, the Christian Post reports. Saunders, 55, who is now the head coach of the Jackson State University football team, had to go to the hospital last year after experiencing blood clots in his legs that resulted in the amputation of two toes. Fearing the loss of his leg and possibly his life, Deion shared his experience in an interviewed with Chris Neely of “Thee Pregame Show,. In her article for the Christian Post, Jeannie Ortega Law provides more details: “It was a blessing. Because I could have lost my life very easily. It was there. It was a thought process of losing my leg from the knee down. It was almost there,” the legendary cornerback continued. “So when I look up and say thank you, Jesus, it’s because I know the quiet cries at night that were in that hospital.” […] “I know all the speaking in tongues, and the …

The tyranny of ‘woke’ emails

A recent survey conducted in Canada by the Association for Canadian Studies found that the vast majority of Canadians, nearly 85%, do not add pronouns to their email byline. The survey also revealed that a slightly higher percentage, over 85%, do not believe people should be forced to add them, the National Post reports. As the National Post explains: Of respondents, 84.9 per cent say they do not add gender pronouns to emails or share at meetings and 15.1 per cent say they do. Similarly, the majority of Canadians (85.4 per cent) do not believe adding pronouns should be compulsory. However, the numbers were slightly different for those who do cite their pronouns in emails. Among this group, the clear majority believe that all Canadians should be forced to cite their pronouns in their emails: The National Post reports: Canadians who do add their pronouns to emails and share in meetings think it should be required to do so: 58.8 per cent of those that share said it should be compulsory. READ: Vast majority of …

Has Shia LeBeouf found God?

I have enjoyed Shia LeBeouf as an actor, from his early days as a child actor in “Even Stevens’ to his role in the “Transformers”. But there are now reports that LeBeouf has become a Catholic during his preparation for the movie on the life of a controversial Catholic Priest, Saint Pius of Pietrelcinathat, also known as Padre Pio, CBN reports. In the movie to be released in September, LeBeouf, 36, plays Padre Pio, who died in 1968 and was proclaimed a saint in 2002 after gaining notoriety when his body displayed the signs of the ‘stigmata’ (signs of the crucifixion) on his body. In preparation for his role, LeBeouf visited a monastery to acclimatize himself to the life of a Franciscan friar and in an interview with Los Angeles Bishop Robert Barron on his show “Word on Fire”, LeBeouf spoke of his conversion to Catholicism. He described his stay at the monastery turning into “something beyond all that” and found himself being drawn to the Bible. “It was seeing other people who have sinned …