No National Politician Will Go There – However, at Least Tucker Carlson Does

No National Politician Will Go There – However, at Least Tucker Carlson Does

One of the most frustrating aspects to our current state of national affairs is that no politician will articulate the basic commonsense problem, and how the people handling Joe Biden are directly to blame for it.  Instead, DC and national politicians talk around it, all of them pretending not to know.

However, at least there is one voice in Tucker Carlson who articulates the economic and political reality in a framework that most can understand.

In his opening monologue tonight, Carlson succinctly points out how the current state of economic anxiety is directly the result of Joe Biden chasing the Green New Deal initiatives that progressive, communist democrats have advocated for years.  WATCH:

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The energy crisis is intentional.  The food crisis is intentional.  Everything that is happening domestically in our economic crisis is happening intentionally.  All of the problems are the result of intentional policy decisions.

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Sky News Rowan Dean Draws the Connection Between Justin Trudeau, Mark Rutte, Dutch Farm Protests and World Economic Forum Global Food Program

Sky News Rowan Dean Draws the Connection Between Justin Trudeau, Mark Rutte, Dutch Farm Protests and World Economic Forum Global Food Program

A great monologue by Sky News Host Rowan Dean connecting the dots between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the current farmers protests and the World Economic Forum global food hub initiative. {Direct Rumble Link} WATCH:

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Monmouth Poll Compiles Top 22 Priorities of American People, Ukraine v Russia Does Not Appear on List

Monmouth Poll Compiles Top 22 Priorities of American People, Ukraine v Russia Does Not Appear on List

Monmouth University conducted another political poll of U.S respondents [SEE Survey HERE].  In addition to the plummeting approval of Joe Biden, the worst yet approval at 36% according to the survey, the respondents were asked to list their top concerns (Question #7).

The responses were recorded but did not come from a list presented by Monmouth.  They just compiled the results.  As stated, “what is the biggest concern facing your family right now?”  The results show the top priorities of Americans and the disconnect between the priorities of congress and the American people are stark.

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Nowhere on the expressed concerns did anyone identify supporting Ukraine or the Russia -v- Ukraine conflict, as a priority; yet, Ukraine has taken up almost all of the legislative effort from congress.  The total taxpayer-funded congressional spending is nearing $100 billion.

The top priorities are what we would expect to see, economic issues.  Inflation, Gas Prices, the Economy and the ability to pay everyday bills (groceries) are the priorities of the American people.  All of these issues are directly caused by Joe Biden and the policy of his administration.  Climate change, the #1 focus of the administration, is not even in the top ten.  We are in an abusive relationship with our own government.

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Biden Energy Agency Quietly Starts Manipulating Weekly “On Highway Diesel Fuel Prices”, Looks Like an Effort to Block Higher Fuel Surcharges and Control Transportation Inflation

Biden Energy Agency Quietly Starts Manipulating Weekly “On Highway Diesel Fuel Prices”, Looks Like an Effort to Block Higher Fuel Surcharges and Control Transportation Inflation

[Hat Tip Mailroom] This is a very interesting little bureaucratic energy issue with big downstream ramifications.

Almost every transportation and manufacturing company uses the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) “weekly publication of average diesel prices” in order to calculate shipping costs.  According to people in the industry, “this national average is what almost every trucking and logistics company bases their fuel surcharges on.”

However, on June 13th the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, stopped reporting the average weekly diesel price.  For almost a month companies have been using an outdated average price in order to calculate shipping costs and fuel surcharges. [See Screengrab]

Originally the EIA said, “We are implementing new methodology to estimate weekly on-highway diesel fuel prices. On June 13, we started conducting the On-Highway Diesel Fuel Price Survey using new statistical methodologies.” {LINK} However, the EIA has not updated anything since that announcement.

As a result, all of the transportation charges and fuel surcharges have been underestimated and priced for almost a full month.  The political motive for this move is transparent, it stops higher diesel prices from being passed along in the supply chain… which gives an artificial pause on inflation that comes as an outcome of higher diesel transportation costs (specifically trucking).  As explained to CTH:

“The department of energy has not published a national average of diesel fuel prices since the week of June 13. In all of their decades of doing this, they have never missed a week, until that week.  This EIA national average is what almost every trucking and logistics company bases their fuel surcharges on.

The DOE “changed their methodology” for calculating this and the week it was supposed to go live, their systems “crashed” (hacked?).

This is going to be a billing nightmare for trucking companies and shippers alike. The lobbying agencies in the transportation company ATA, TIA, TCA, NPTC, have all been very quiet about this. Bad stuff with lots of trickle-down implications.”

One way to tackle inflation is to take away accurate government statistics, that are used as accepted benchmarks by private industry, to calculate downstream prices.

Can you think of another reason for the political and ideological Dept of Energy to stop giving accurate estimates of current average diesel prices?

This sounds like a Dept of Energy version of “hide the ships“…

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Book Review: God vs Government

Book Review: God vs Government

The inspiring story of two churches defying the secular state despite severe restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

The basic right to worship God freely was severely challenged over the past few years as most Western governments clamped down on all sorts of basic liberties — including religious freedom — all in the name of ‘keeping us safe’. Sadly most churches, pastors and church leaders completely caved in. Those that resisted this Big Brother statism were in the minority.

God vs Govt bookTwo of them that did are featured in this book. Coates is the pastor of GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Canada. Busenitz is on the pastoral team of Pastor John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, California. Both made headlines around the world for daring to defy the secular state and remain true to Christ.

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Here they tell their stories, as well as provide some basic biblical principles to help believers deal with the conflict between obedience to Christ and government compliance. Given that we can expect to see the ever-expanding state get worse in the days ahead, these are important matters to deal with now. Early on the authors inform us of their intentions:

“This book is about government overreach — how civil authorities exploited a public health issue to stir up fear and shut down freedom. Our concern centers on the restrictive measures employed by public officials and the effect those regulations had on local churches that wanted to gather in obedience to Christ (Hebrews 10:25).”

They continue:

“The honor that we rightly owe our earthly governors and magistrates (Romans 13:7) does not include compliance when such officials attempt to subvert sound doctrine, corrupt biblical morality, exercise ecclesiastical authority, or supplant Christ as head of the church in any other way.”

Media Barrage

The first half of the book tells us about these two churches and what they endured at the hands of overzealous authorities. Each author has around five chapters to elaborate on their experiences. Many would already know of their stories, but I have written about both Coates’ and MacArthur’s churches at various times in the past.

Both stories are quite shocking, but Coates may have paid the heaviest price: for seeking to keep his church open he spent 35 days in prison — in maximum-security! All because he felt it was wrong for the secular state to tell the church when and how it can allow the worship of the living God.

Let me mention just one brief aspect of what he said in his chapters. He noted how it was not just the state, but the media that was acting hand-in-hand with the state that made life so hellish for him and the church:

One of the tools the government used to try to bring about our compliance was the mainstream media. Their aim was to paint us in the worst possible light, garner public outrage and animosity, and use that to intimidate us into submission. The media was hammering us, the comment threads were filled with hate and vitriol, and our congregants were beginning to experience opposition from co-workers and extended family members.

Unexpected Blessings

As to MacArthur’s church, Busenitz says this near the end of his account:

At the end of a year-long legal battle, the county’s efforts to shut down the church ultimately came to nothing. Despite their threats and intimidation in late 2020 and early 2021, our congregation continued to meet every Sunday for corporate worship without interference…

Grace Community Church did not merely survive during this season. By God’s grace, our church thrived. Attendance grew; giving went up; and opportunities for ministry increased exponentially. More importantly, our church family witnessed the protective power of God, who allowed us to continue meeting when public officials tried to shut us down. For that we give Him all the glory.

When I first became a Christian 50 years ago and started to read the New Testament, the stories of persecution stood out to me, and I wondered how that might look in the contemporary West. Little did I know that within my lifetime we too would experience this sort of Statist crackdown on Christianity.

But as the authors remind us:

“Persecution of the church by government authorities has been the norm, not the exception, throughout church history. … Historically, the two main persecutors have always been secular government and false religion. Most of Christianity’s martyrs have died because they refused to obey such authorities.”

As to these two churches, in both cases they had reached out to the authorities, seeking to come up with some sort of amicable solution. But it seems that Trudeau’s Canada and Newsom’s California were more interested in showing who was boss, and in squashing any defiance from Christians. Compromise is not possible when the State thinks it can take the place of God.

Scripture Lessons

The second half of the book examines both Scripture and church history, delineating what are the proper limits of the state, and what churches should be able to freely do without outside interference. Biblical principles are discussed in some detail on how church and state are to relate.

In terms of how we are to view human authorities, the authors list these nine points (which I present in outline form):

  • God is the supreme authority over the entire universe.
  • God gave human beings authority to rule over the earth
  • Every human government is given its authority by God.
  • Those in government are accountable to God for how they exercise their authority.
  • God has designed the proper role for government.
  • The government has the right to collect taxes to accomplish its God-given purpose.
  • When a government abuses its powers, … it does so in violation of God’s law.
  • Citizens suffer when those in power exercise their authority in reckless or corrupt ways.
  • One day God will establish the perfect government.

Given the importance of Romans 13:1-7 in this overall discussion, the authors spend some time examining how we are to interpret it, along with the other key texts on the Christian’s response to government: 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Titus 3:1-2; and 1 Peter 2:13-17. They also discuss the many texts that speak about believers resisting the wrongful edicts of the state and engaging in civil disobedience and conscientious resistance.

Near the end of the book, they look at how the Covid statist overreach exposed a number of deficiencies in the evangelical church. These include a deficient ecclesiology, a deficient approach to Scripture, a deficient theology of persecution, and a deficient knowledge of history — both church and secular.

The book finishes with a chapter on “Christ, Courage, and Noncompliance.” They write:

By remembering our God-given mandate, our Christ-centered message, and our Spirit-empowered mission, we can exhibit the same kind of gospel courage that the apostles demonstrated so powerfully here in Acts 5 — the courage to speak, to stand, and to suffer for Christ. We tend to think that we have to muster up some kind of internal fortitude in order to be courageous. In reality, all we have to do is be obedient and live out our biblical convictions with consistency — even when it becomes unpopular to do so.

We can be grateful that not all churches and church leaders capitulated during this time of heavy-handed government crackdowns and lockdowns. We can be inspired and encouraged by these two brave Christian leaders — and others like them — who dared to be a Daniel in such dark and oppressive times.

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Originally published at CultureWatch.

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Nolte: Now That Fake Media Want Biden Gone in 2024, They Protest Press Restrictions

Nolte: Now That Fake Media Want Biden Gone in 2024, They Protest Press Restrictions

The corporate media have asked the White House to end press restrictions on who is and is not allowed to attend big events and ask questions.

These fake journalists are so sleazy and transparent that you have to laugh.

For the past 18 months His Fraudulency Joe Biden has been in office, the corporate media have said nothing about Biden using the China Flu to restrict access to big press avails.

Worse still, for 18 months, Biden has almost always called on “reporters” based on a pre-screening process from his staff. He uses an actual list from his staff, something I have never seen before.

Worst of all, for 18 months, the left-wing lapdogs in the corporate media said nothing, protested nothing…

Here’s how Breitbart News reported this more than a year ago:

Biden said he would be using a pre-approved list of reporters to call on Wednesday at a press conference following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Biden, while looking for reporters to call on during his press conference, said, “I’ll take your questions, and as usual, folks, they gave me a list of the people I’m going to call on.”

When Biden previously used similar lines to this, the “they” he refers to is the staff on his communications team.

Using the China Flu to restrict the number of people in a room is one thing. It’s BS, but fine. But what does the China Flu have to do with the staff choosing who will be allowed to ask questions?

Obviously, nothing.

Nevertheless, for 18 months, the fake media rolled over like the good, little lapdogs they are and took it.

Until now.

A group of 68 journalists sent a rare protest letter to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Thursday asking that President Biden’s staff abandon a mysterious pre-screening process and reopen large events to all journalists.

TV correspondents, famed veteran reporters and leaders of the White House Correspondents’ Association rallied behind the call to end year-old restrictions on venues such as the East Room that in past administrations were “open press.”

Biden aides have refused to tell the Correspondents’ Association the selection criteria for presidential events and individual reporters have received an array of conflicting explanations, resulting in a widespread belief that the practice is meant to shape the variety of questions presented to the president.

Gee, what changed?

What in the world — after 18 freaken months — suddenly turned these left-wing propagandists into propagandists who are now pretending to be “journalists?”

This is not rocket science, y’all…

If you want an answer, you must remember who these people are: a mob of left-wing extremists and activists who produce propaganda… Therefore, the only thing these liars care about is furthering the left-wing cause, and here comes the answer: Joe Biden is a liability to that cause.

Poll after poll shows Biden losing to Donald Trump.

Biden’s average approval rating is now around 38 percent.

We are headed into a recession.

Biden is enfeebled and losing more of his cognitive abilities by the day.

Put another way; the corporate media want Joe Biden out. They want to force him out. They want another Democrat at the top of the 2024 ticket, someone who has a chance at holding on to the White House.

That’s all that’s going on with this protest.

This is just more left-wing activism from a left-wing media that was more than happy to roll over like dogs when rolling over aided The Cause.

Now that rolling over hinders the cause, now that protecting Biden hinders the cause, these fascists are whining.

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Dutch Farmers Intensify Protests, Form Transit Blockades on Roads, Bridges and Ports, Angered by New Energy Mandates and Forced Livestock Reductions

Dutch Farmers Intensify Protests, Form Transit Blockades on Roads, Bridges and Ports, Angered by New Energy Mandates and Forced Livestock Reductions

The politicians in Dutch government recently passed sweeping new climate regulations that will result in more than a third of farmers losing their business. The government announced a €25 billion plan to radically reduce the number of livestock in the country in order to curtail emissions.

As the Guardian reports, “A deal to buy out farmers to try to reduce levels of nitrogen pollution in the country had been mooted for some time,and was finally confirmed after the agreement of a new coalition government in the Netherlands earlier this week.” The plan is to reduce farming in the Netherlands, by a “one-third reduction in the numbers of pigs, cows and chickens in the country.”  However, the farmers are fighting back.

The unorganized grass-roots groups have been randomly blocking roads and transportation hubs for the past three days.  They have also been dropping truckloads of manure at the entrances of government businesses.  In a show of solidarity, the fishing industry is now blocking ports.  Additionally, the farmers are starting to block the distribution centers of supermarkets and key roads forming a cauldron where transit is at a standstill.

As grocery store shelves go empty, the government is now asking the military to intervene and stop the farmer blockades.  However, the Dutch people overwhelmingly support the farmers.  Things have evolved into a social and economic war between the farmers and Build Back Better government ideology chasing climate change goals.

(Reuters) – Dutch farmers angered by government plans that may require them to use less fertilizer and reduce livestock began a day of protests in the Netherlands on Monday by blocking supermarket distribution hubs in several cities.

Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport and KLM, the Dutch arm of Air France (AIRF.PA), have advised travellers to use public transport, rather than cars, to reach the airport, as farmers’ activist groups said on social media they planned to use tractors to block roads.

Several traffic jams were reported on highways in the east of the country and on ferry routes in the north, but none near Schiphol during the morning commute.

Dutch and European courts have ordered the Dutch government to address the problem. Farmers say they have been unfairly singled out and have criticised the government’s approach.  Monday’s protest is widely supported by farmers’ groups but not centrally organised.  (read more)

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UPDATE: Suspect Captured, Highland Park Suspected Shooter Identified as 22-Year-Old, Robert E Crimo III, Suspect Vehicle 2010 Silver Honda Fit

UPDATE: Suspect Captured, Highland Park Suspected Shooter Identified as 22-Year-Old, Robert E Crimo III, Suspect Vehicle 2010 Silver Honda Fit

UPDATE: Suspect Captured. The suspect in the Highland Park, Illinois, mass shooting has been identified as 22-year-old Robert “Bobby” E Crimo III.  An active manhunt is underway for his capture.  Crimo is reportedly driving a silver 2010 Honda Fit (pictured below).

Update – A person of interest has been identified in Monday’s deadly mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade outside Chicago, authorities said.

Officials said he was 22-year-old Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III and is believed to be driving a 2010 silver Honda Fit.

The gunman opened fire with a “high-powered rifle” while standing on a roof just minutes after the parade began in the tony suburb of Highland Park, where six people were left dead and 24 others injured.

The killer “was very military-style, methodical in the way he was crouched and shooting,” an attendee told WGN TV. Investigators found a rifle at the scene that is believed to have been used in the massacre. (read more)

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Looks like a typical Antifa type.

Opened fire in a predominately Jewish neighborhood.

Manhunt ongoing.

Check out his abandoned Twitter Before It’s Scrubbed: https://twitter.com/awake_________

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