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    Daily News Brief for Friday, October 22, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 16:52


    We need to go into the capitol building….. and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief. I'm Toby Sumpter and today is Friday, October 22, 2021. Do you love the CrossPolitic Daily News Brief? Do you wake up in the morning wondering what Gabe might mispronounce today? Does the sound of Chocolate Knox crumpling up paper just put a little skip in your step, a little extra warmth in your heart? Would you consider becoming a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member? Go to FLF Network dot com and click “join the club.” We are committed to continuing to bring the sword of God's word to everything on this planet. This is what we mean by rowdy Christians. God's word cuts all our folly, slices through all our pride, and confronts all our sin. This is considered very rude and unseemly to all the fleshly elites. And we are not sorry at all. In fact, we plan to do it more. So if you want to help us make the ungodly squirm, become a club member today. Go to FLF Network dot com and click on “join the club.” And we promise not to stop. Thomas Massie Questions Garland About the January 6 Shenanigans Play Audio At the end of the video, the same guy who is heard saying let's go into the capital several times is then seen saying something into the ear of a younger guy who then begins pushing on a blockade with several other guys and knocking it over -- knocking over one security guard in the process. So Thomas Massie played that video for Merrick Garland and then questioned him about it: Play: 0:56-2:18 Garland will not comment on whether that suspicious guy has been investigated, and he will not comment on whether any or how many federal agents may have been involved in going into the capitol building on January 6. Garland Also Questioned About Conflict of Interest Mike Johnson From Louisiana Play Audio: 0:24-4:30 So Rep. Mike Johnson pointed out that Attorney General Merick Garland's Son-in-Law is the co-founder of Panorama Education, a curriculum company that provides Critical Race Theory curricula to public schools. Rep. Johnson wonders if there is an ethics violation on the part of Merick Garland and presses him on why he didn't have that check by an independent source. Mission First Coffee: "Calling all coffee lovers! Mission First Coffee is a company owned and run by friends of ours that offer specialty coffee shipped directly to your doorstep. 10% of every order goes to Paul Washer's HeartCry Missionary Society. With a no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee, you know the coffee is going to be good. Head over to missionfirstcoffee.com to try it out yourself and support missionary work around the world!" Florida Surgeon General Speaks Sense Joseph Ladopo Sticking with intuition and sensibilities. We don't have the data yet. Psalm of the Day: 110 The Lord at thy right hand shall smite earth's rulers in his wrath Among the nations He shall judge, The slain shall fill his path In many lands he'll overthrow their kings with ruin dread And marching, he'll drink from the brook, and so lift up His head. Play: 0:00-2:10 Amen! Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conferences, club members have access to all the talks from Douglas Wilson, Joe Boot, Jeff Durbin, Glenn Sunshine, Nate Wilson, David Bahnsen, Voddie Baucham, Ben Merkle, and many more. Join today and have a great day.


    Daily News Brief for Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 15:42


    Do you love the CrossPolitic Daily News Brief? Would you consider becoming a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member? Go to FLF Network dot com and click “join the club.” We are committed to bringing the sword of God's word to everything on this planet. This is what we mean by rowdy Christians. God's word cuts all our folly, slices through all our pride, and confronts all our sin. This is considered very rude and unseemly to all the fleshly elites. And we are not sorry at all. In fact, we plan to do it more. So if you want to help us make the ungodly squirm, become a club member today. Go to FLF Network dot com and click on “join the club.” And we promise not to stop being rowdy. 127 Washington State Patrol employees let go because of vaccine mandate https://www.khq.com/news/127-washington-state-patrol-employees-let-go-because-of-vaccine-mandate/article_829db9fc-30dd-11ec-bb28-4726bc8c3a54.html 25 firefighters file lawsuit against Spokane mayor, fire chief over vaccine mandate https://www.krem.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/firefighters-lawsuit-city-of-spokane/293-5398a3d4-194d-4448-9111-b25420a365a8 But then there is this: Roll Clip: https://www.king5.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/reports-wsu-football-coach-nick-rolovich-fired-after-refusing-to-get-covid-19-vaccine/281-e6fde806-5132-4411-a089-c38c2856ab0f Props to Nick Rolovich and his four assistant coaches that followed his lead. The news, along with the president of WAZU, keep pushing the narrative that Coach Nick would not follow the University's requirements. But what actually happened, is that WSU, and probably the Governor for that matter, refused to grant him a religious exemption. That is criminal and I hope he sues, wins, and buys his former Athletic Director a backbone. My friend, Steve Deace, texted me this article, so hold onto your hats: Marine veteran wants to sue Walmart after pharmacist denied him access to ivermectin https://www.theblaze.com/news/marine-veteran-sue-walmart-pharmacist-ivermectin According to the Blaze: “A retired marine from Albert Lea, Minnesota, wants to take Walmart to court after a pharmacist refused to fill his doctor's prescription for ivermectin to treat his case of COVID-19. Bill Salier, a Marine Corps veteran who served in Somalia and a former U.S. Senate candidate, shared his story Monday on the "Steve Deace Show," describing how a local Walmart pharmacist refused to fulfill a doctor's prescription for ivermectin for both him and his wife, who had each come down with COVID-19. Salier, 53, told BlazeTV host Steve Deace that he began feeling sick on Oct. 1, and after testing he was found positive for COVID-19. After his diagnosis, Salier said he attempted to receive monoclonal antibody treatments by applying through the Minnesota Resource Allocation Platform, but his requests went unanswered. "We never so much as heard a word back, not even in acknowledgement that the requests had been put in," Salier said. Failing that, Salier obtained a doctor's prescription for ivermectin… "The prescription was sent in to our local Walmart, here in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and it was refused to be filled by the pharmacist. This pharmacist contacted my wife, telling her that he would not fill it. My wife stated that he did not have the right to stand between our physician's prescription and the patent, he asserted that he did have that right and he refused to do so," Salier said. Salier says he and his wife were left in "limbo" after the pharmacist continued to deny them access to ivermectin, even after their physician called him to discuss the matter. "We were faced with either continuing to suffer and quite possibly ending up in the hospital," he told Deace, explaining that they decided to take a risk and purchased a horse paste version of the drug that is not intended for human consumption and could be dangerous if overdosed. "I was forced with this decision and I was either going to lay there, suffer, and be at life's peril of losing my time with my family, or I was going to eat that horse paste. And down the hatch it went," Salier said. Fortunately, Salier did not overdose and reported to Deace that "within eight hours" he began to feel relief from his COVID-19 symptoms. Now, he says he wants a reckoning with Walmart and the pharmacist who denied him access to ivermectin. "If you ever wanted to find out what it is to punch a Marine in the face and what type of response you're gonna get, well, America, you're about to see the type of response that you get. Because if you take on me and my family, and you stand between our physician and the health care that they have prescribed to me as a life-saving thing — in my opinion that is what it did — then you have got a fight on your hands and I am coming for that fight." Salier is partnering with We the Patriots USA, a nonprofit organization that defends civil liberties, to raise money to file a federal lawsuit against the pharmacist and Walmart.” Mission First Coffee: "Calling all coffee lovers! Mission First Coffee is a company owned and run by friends of ours that offer specialty coffee shipped directly to your doorstep. 10% of every order goes to Paul Washer's HeartCry Missionary Society. With a no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee, you know the coffee is going to be good. Head over to missionfirstcoffee.com to try it out yourself and support missionary work around the world!" Pfizer took hard line in push for profit https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/10/19/secret-vaccine-contracts-with-governments-pfizer-took-hard-line-push-profit-report-says/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1RfM15QG2VKhlQ6eoKuRuV5yVBOScKDlzq2uFOAaL-_1wp6Dkn5kA4ndQ According to the Washington Post: “The coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has proved a success. First to receive emergency use authorization in the United States, the Pfizer shot has become the world's most popular, with 3.5 billion doses purchased. Sales could double in 2022, according to projections. Analytics firm Airfinity this week predicted Pfizer will sell $54.5 billion worth of coronavirus vaccine next year, almost twice the value of Moderna's sales. In the article I could only find one country and its related pricing: “Brazil signed a $1 billion contract with the drug giant for 100 million doses. “ “Pfizer has formalized 73 deals for its coronavirus vaccine. According to Transparency International, a London-based advocacy group, only five contracts have been formally published by governments, and these with “significant redactions.”” John Piper finally chimes in on the vaccine debate, and the title of his post is: “A Reason to Be Vaccinated: Freedom” https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/a-reason-to-be-vaccinated-freedom He begins the article with: “My aim in this article is to encourage Christians to be vaccinated, if they can do so with a good conscience and judicious medical warrant.” And because I really do like John Piper, I am not going to read the rest of the article to you and further damage the respect I have for him...Ugh. The Biden administration is rolling back its awful bank-account-monitoring proposal but the new plan is pretty bad too https://notthebee.com/article/the-biden-administration-is-rolling-back-its-awful-bank-account-monitoring-proposal-but-the-new-plan-is-pretty-bad-too According to Not the Bee: “We all know that for months now the Biden administration has had grand designs for closely monitoring pretty much every single private bank account in the United States. Well, the backlash to that plan was so strong that Washington Democrats have retreated to an alternative proposal, but frankly that one stinks too:” According to the Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-bank-reporting-democrats-11634658560 “Democrats are trying to salvage the Biden administration's proposal to expand annual bank-account reporting to the Internal Revenue Service, fighting uphill against mounting opposition from the financial-services industry and Republicans. Sens. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) and Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) will detail an updated version of the tax-compliance plan on Tuesday that will include a $10,000 annual threshold before reports are required, according to prepared remarks from Mr. Wyden. That is an increase from the administration's broader floor, which would include accounts with at least $600 in inflows, outflows or transactions.” Dont we have a right to privacy? Should the number not be $10,000 or $600, but zero, zilch, zip? Portland sets new homicide record, uses traffic barrels to combat drive-by shootings https://www.foxnews.com/us/portland-oregon-sets-new-homicide-record According to Fox News: “The number of homicides in Portland has now surpassed its previous annual record of 66, set in 1987 – and there are still more than two months to go in the calendar year. As of Tuesday, Oregon's largest city has recorded 67 killings so far this year, three-quarters of which have been carried out by firearms, according to the Associated Press. The total number of shootings – around 1,000 – has also left an additional 314 people injured. Nationally, homicides increased by nearly 30% from 2019 to 2020, based on FBI data. However, in Portland, deadly violence is increasing at a faster rate than nearly all major cities, with an 83% increase in homicides in 2020, according to the Associated Press. Portland has seen more homicides in 2021 than some larger cities, including San Francisco, and it's had twice as many slayings as its larger Pacific Northwest neighbor, Seattle. Other hard-hit Western cities include the Albuquerque, New Mexico, metro area, which has about 679,000 residents and has seen a record 97 homicides this year. Portland police have struggled to quell the violence, with the bureau 128 officers below authorized strength. Since August 2020, about 200 officers have left the department. Many, in their exit interviews, cited low morale, lack of support from city officials and burnout from months of racial justice protests, which often ended in plumes of tear gas and confrontation but have largely died down since last summer.” Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Events. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless


    Daily News Brief for Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 14:30


    “The world has gone mad”….. and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief. I'm Toby Sumpter and today is Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Do you love the CrossPolitic Daily News Brief? Would you consider becoming a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member? Go to FLF Network dot com and click “join the club.” We are committed to bringing the sword of God's word to everything on this planet. This is what we mean by rowdy Christians. God's word cuts all our folly, slices through all our pride, and confronts all our sin. This is considered very rude and unseemly to all the fleshly elites. And we are not sorry at all. In fact, we plan to do it more. So if you want to help us make the ungodly squirm, become a club member today. Go to FLF Network dot com and click on “join the club.” And we promise not to stop being rowdy. Bari Weiss on Commentary “We Got Here Because of Cowardice. We Get Out With Courage: Say No to the Woke Revolution” https://www.commentary.org/articles/bari-weiss/resist-woke-revolution/ “A lot of people want to convince you that you need a Ph.D. or a law degree or dozens of hours of free time to read dense texts about critical theory to understand the woke movement and its worldview. You do not. You simply need to believe your own eyes and ears. Let me offer the briefest overview of the core beliefs of the Woke Revolution, which are abundantly clear to anyone willing to look past the hashtags and the jargon... ...In this ideology, speech is violence. But violence, when carried out by the right people in pursuit of a just cause, is not violence at all. In this ideology, bullying is wrong, unless you are bullying the right people, in which case it's very, very good. In this ideology, education is not about teaching people how to think, it's about reeducating them in what to think. In this ideology, the need to feel safe trumps the need to speak truthfully... How did we get here? There are a lot of factors that are relevant to the answer… But there is one word we should linger on, because every moment of radical victory turned on it. The word is cowardice. The revolution has been met with almost no resistance by those who have the title CEO or leader or president or principal in front of their names. The refusal of the adults in the room to speak the truth, their refusal to say no to efforts to undermine the mission of their institutions, their fear of being called a bad name and that fear trumping their responsibility—that is how we got here. Brian Stelter CNN Interview with Bari Weiss Play Audio Weiss continues: “George Orwell said that “the further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” In an age of lies, telling the truth is high risk. It comes with a cost. But it is our moral obligation. It is our duty to resist the crowd in this age of mob thinking. It is our duty to think freely in an age of conformity. It is our duty to speak truth in an age of lies. This bravery isn't the last or only step in opposing this revolution—it's just the first. After that must come honest assessments of why America was vulnerable to start with, and an aggressive commitment to rebuilding the economy and society in ways that once again offer life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to the greatest number of Americans. But let's start with a little courage. Courage means, first off, the unqualified rejection of lies. Do not speak untruths, either about yourself or anyone else, no matter the comfort offered by the mob. And do not genially accept the lies told to you. If possible, be vocal in rejecting claims you know to be false. Courage can be contagious, and your example may serve as a means of transmission.” Weiss goes on to give a list of her own suggestions of where to throw down with current lies being circulated. There's a lot to appreciate about this piece, and a great deal to agree with. But Bari Weiss is a Lesbian Liberal. This doesn't mean she cannot see these true things. But it means she doesn't see them as clearly as she should. I pray that this is the beginning of an honest search for truth -- true truth, the kind that goes all the way down. Her Judaism no doubt gives her some sense of the transcendent, but even religion untethered from a fixed, objective revelation from a personal God, is a wax nose. If she can explain away the passages in the Torah that clearly prohibit her sexual immorality, why can't we all be relativists? Does she believe her God created the heavens and the earth in six days? If Darwin trumps that, then I'm afraid there's no reason why Darwin can't trump these white patriarchal notions of truth. If we got here by survival of the fittest, there's no good reason to protest against the woke jihad since, they're just trying to survive. Where do you get these benighted notions of equality and dignity and justice, Mr. Weiss when we all descended from mindless pondscum. There's no dignity or justice if we are just a cosmic accident. Mr. Weiss is trying to have a world where truth exists while pretending it doesn't have to be held together by Jesus Christ. Mission First Coffee: "Calling all coffee lovers! Mission First Coffee is a company owned and run by friends of ours that offer specialty coffee shipped directly to your doorstep. 10% of every order goes to Paul Washer's HeartCry Missionary Society. With a no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee, you know the coffee is going to be good. Head over to missionfirstcoffee.com to try it out yourself and support missionary work around the world!" Philly Driving Equality Bill https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-city-council-isaiah-thomas-police-driving-while-black-20211014.html Philadelphia on Thursday approved groundbreaking legislation that will bar its police officers from pulling over drivers for low-level motor vehicle offenses like broken taillights, a long-standing law enforcement tool that critics said led to Black motorists being stopped at disproportionate rates. With a 14-2 vote, City Council passed the Driving Equality Bill, which details seven offenses — including improperly displayed registration or emission stickers — as “secondary violations” that cannot be the sole reason for police to pull over a driver. Instead, officers can issue citations for those infractions that will be mailed to drivers. The legislation will take effect 120 days after Mayor Jim Kenney signs it, which he is expected to do in the coming days. In doing so, Philadelphia became the first large U.S. city to ban the use of so-called pretextual stops for low-level infractions, a practice that police departments have not only permitted, but encouraged for years to enable officers to potentially search the cars of drivers they suspected of carrying illegal drugs or weapons. Instead, critics say, it led to motorists being unfairly stopped and searched for what's become known as driving while Black. The new law is likely to have a significant impact on the nature of policing in Philadelphia. About 97% of police vehicle stops are for low-level violations, according to the Defender Association. Eliminating those could lead to as many as 300,000 fewer police encounters each year, it projected.” On the one hand, I welcome the thought of 300,000 fewer police encounters. There is no biblical basis for pulling people over for having mud flaps that are slightly too small, for example, as I was earlier this year. Or for having improperly displayed emissions stickers. But this is more of that woke nonsense and therefore I'm worried about where it's taking us. What is the standard for justice here? Calling this the “Driving Equality Bill” tells you that the standard at work here is about as predictable as what a six year old boy wants to tell you when he's waiving his arm around eagerly in the back row of first grade. No offense to first grade boys, but let's just say we never know what you're going to say next. Speaking of which... Chinese Supersonic Missile Caught US Intelligence Offguard https://www.businessinsider.com/chinas-hypersonic-missile-surprised-us-spies-with-its-space-capability-2021-10 “China demonstrated advanced space capability by testing a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, the Financial Times reported, citing five sources familiar with the test. The hypersonic glide vehicle launched by the Chinese military circled the globe in low-orbit space before speeding towards its target, sources told the paper. Although the missile missed its target by about two-dozen miles, the test demonstrated China's advanced space capability and took US intelligence by surprise, sources told the Financial Times. The test showed that China had made "astounding progress" on hypersonic weapons and was far more advanced than US officials realized, two sources said, according to the paper. "We have no idea how they did this," another source told the paper. Several countries, including the US, Russia, and China, are competing to develop hypersonic weapons. The missiles fly at low-altitude trajectories at more than five times the speed of sound. Glide vehicles are a type of hypersonic weapon launched into space on a rocket but orbit the earth under their momentum. Unlike ballistic missiles, they are maneuverable and do not follow a fixed trajectory, making them harder to track and defend against.” There are real world consequences for rejecting Christ. The fool says in his heart there is no god. When you reject Christ, you become stupid. Professing to be wise, foolish hearts become darkened. And you can't keep up economically, technologically, or militarily. W Psalm of the Day: Psalm 96 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conferences, club members have access to all the talks from Douglas Wilson, Joe Boot, Jeff Durbin, Glenn Sunshine, Nate Wilson, David Bahnsen, Voddie Baucham, and many more. Join today and have a great day.


    Daily News Brief for Monday, October 18, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 14:17

    Daily News Brief for Friday, October 15, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 17:02


    You're done, get out… and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief. I'm Toby Sumpter and today is October 15, 2021. Do you love the CrossPolitic Daily News Brief? Do you wake up in the morning wondering what Gabe might mispronounce today? Does the sound of Chocolate Knox crumpling up paper just put a little skip in your step, a little extra warmth in your heart? Would you consider becoming a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member? Go to FLF Network dot com and click “join the club.” We are committed to continuing to bring the sword of God's word to everything on this planet. This is what we mean by rowdy Christians. God's word cuts all our folly, slices through all our pride, and confronts all our sin. This is considered very rude and unseemly to all the fleshly elites. And we are not sorry at all. In fact, we plan to do it more. So if you want to help us make the ungodly squirm, become a club member today. Go to FLF Network dot com and click on “join the club.” And we promise not to stop. Dem. Governor Candidate Says He Will Never Allow School Choice in Virginia Play Audio Terry McAuliffe has four kids going to 30K per student tuition private school and opposes the use of vouchers to send poorer kids to private schools. But it's actually not just that. He opposes allowing parents to keep their own money to pay for the education that they believe is best for their own kids. He supports taking money from hard working families whether or not they want to pay for government schools. Why would anyone want to get their kids out of government schools? Loudoun County School Board Meeting Erupt in Chaos Back in June https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10083783/Loudoun-County-father-arrested-school-meeting-says-daughter-raped-boy-girls-bathroom.html#v-4656337064846966859 Play Audio: 0:21-0:31 That's the video/audio of the school board meeting back in June where Scot Smith was arrested for exploding at the school board. What was the board discussing that day? Transgender policies. What was the frustrated 48-year old father trying to say? He was trying to tell the room that his daughter had been raped by a boy at school in the girls' bathroom. In an interview with The Daily Wire that was published on Monday, he explained that he was trying to stick up for his daughter, who was attacked at Stone Bridge High School in a girl's restroom on May 28 by a boy 'wearing a skirt.' Smith says the boy took advantage of the school's trans policies to get into the girls' bathrooms and assault her. On the day of the incident, Smith says the school told him to come to the campus because his daughter had been physically assaulted. They did not say she had been sexually assaulted. Once he got there, he says school staff told him they would handle it internally, choosing not to call the police for an as-yet unexplained reason. He was enraged by the decision and challenged them on it. The school board then did call the police but to report Smith, not the boy, for making a scene. The school's principal sent out an alert that day warning parents of what had happened involving Smith, but it said nothing of the sexual assault allegations in the bathroom. Smith and his daughter ultimately ended up at the hospital where a rape kit was performed that verified his daughter's claim. They took it to the police and a case was then opened. Meanwhile, it would be two months before the boy was arrested, a month after the crazy school board meeting. So the boy in a skirt who had assaulted his daughter in a ladies' room was still at large, when at the meeting on June 22 the board took up discussion of their trans policy. During the meeting, Loudoun County School Superintendent Scott Ziegler said the school had never had any form of incident inside a bathroom or locker room involving a transgender child. 'To my knowledge, we don't have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms,' he said. He went on to quote Time magazine research that he said disproved the notion transgender kids might sexually attack cisgender kids, and said: 'I think it's important to keep our perspective on this, we've heard it several times tonight from our public speakers but the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist.' And it was this claim that caused Smith to became irate. He started arguing with another woman at the meeting, and called her names after she allegedly denied his daughter's claim. He was then charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The boy was finally arrested a month after that, but here's the crazy part: earlier this month in October, the same boy was arrested again on different charges for allegedly assaulting a different girl, at a different school. He is now in a juvenile detention center. The Smiths were understably stunned when the same boy was arrested again on October 6, at a different school in the same district. On this occasion, he was charged with 'with sexual battery and abduction', allegedly holding a different girl in a classroom to attack her in Broad Run High School - 2.5miles from the high school where Smith's daughter was assaulted. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office did confirm the October 6 incident, saying in a press release on October 7: 'A teenager from Ashburn has been charged with sexual battery and abduction of a fellow student at Broad Run High School. All of this comes on the heels of the Biden Justice Department announcement last week that the FBI would now investigate and prosecute any parent who it deems to be 'threatening' towards school staff. The order from Attorney General Merrick Garland was in response to a request from the National School Board Association to President Biden, asking him to protect them from angry parents. All of this reminds me of the day that James Coates was arrested in Alberta, Canada for holding church services against COVID regulations. On the very same day, a sexual predator was released into the community from the same jail where Coates was admitted. Not only was the sexual predator released but law enforcement officials released the criminal with a community warning advising that he was considered likely to recommit crimes. This is what happens when you abandon God's word. When you have no anchor, no foundation, everything is tossed by the wind and waves. You have the storm of liberals, the storm of conservatives, rage, hate, shame, and chaos. And there will only be more if we do not turn back to Christ and His word. And the first thing you ought to do is get your kids out of those schools. It is worth the sacrifice. It is worth working longer hours. Guitar AD Have you always wanted to play guitar but didn't know where to start? Learning to play the guitar can be a lonely, confusing and expensive experience. But it doesn't have to be that way. Fight Laugh Feast member David Harsh has created a unique, online monthly membership, that has community, a clear success path, and it's super affordable. David has spent decades of touring, leading worship, and teaching guitar. He's helped thousands of guitar players discover their potential. You may have heard us talk about GuitarSuccess4U. Here's an update. Several of our listeners have joined this membership, and they are having a blast! Maybe it's time for you to hop on board! When you join this membership, you can learn at your own pace, from home, alongside a community of guitarists including worship leaders, hobbyists, retirees, stay-at-home moms and more. Through video lessons, worksheets, and weekly Zoom calls, David will take you step-by-step towards becoming the musician you were made to be. GuitarSuccess4U is only $29 a month – that's less than a dollar a day, and a fraction of the cost of guitar lessons. Learn more and join now at GuitarSuccess4U.com. That's “Guitar Success,” the number “4” and the letter “U,” dot com. Join today and get 5 instant bonuses to help accelerate your progress! Head on over to GuitarSuccess4U.com to start your guitar journey. That's Guitar Success, the number “4” and the letter “U,” dot com. George Clooney Supports Mandatory Vaccines Play Audio: 0:00-1:28 They screwed up the polio vaccine and a bunch of kids died, but hey, we'll get this one figured out, and in the meantime, mandate, mandate, mandate. Yeah, I don't think so, Mr. Clooney. Psalm of the Day: Africa “Now Shall My Inward Joys Arise” Can a kind woman e'er forget The infant of her womb? Among a thousand tender thoughts Her suckling have no room? Yet saith the Lord should nature change And mothers monsters prove Zion still dwells upon the heart Of everlasting love. Deep on the palms of both of my hands I have engraved her name My hands shall raise her ruined walls And build her broken frame. God loves His church more than the fiercest mother's love, and if in our day, so many mother's have become monsters, how much more does God's love burn for Zion. The Church is engraved on both of His hands, and He will raise her ruined walls. 1:33-3:06 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. 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    Daily News Brief for Thursday, October 14, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 17:05

    Good Thursday This is the Chocolate Knox with your Crosspolitic Daily News Brief for Thursday Oct 14th 2021 https://www.businessinsider.com/restaurant-hotel-workers-hospitality-food-service-jolts-quit-rate-august-2021-10 Backed up Cargo Ships and miles of them lined up ….It's already catastrophic….things get worse. https://www.businessinsider.com/california-longshoreman-describes-record-port-backlog-los-angeles-long-beach-2021-10 New York must allow religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandate, judge rules By Tom Hals and Nate Raymond https://www.reuters.com/world/us/new-york-must-allow-religious-exemptions-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-judge-rules-2021-10-12/ Ad: Have you always wanted to play guitar but didn't know where to start? Learning to play the guitar can be a lonely, confusing and expensive experience. But it doesn't have to be that way. Fight Laugh Feast member David Harsh has created a unique, online monthly membership, that has community, a clear success path, and it's super affordable. David has spent decades of touring, leading worship, and teaching guitar. He's helped thousands of guitar players discover their potential. You may have heard us talk about GuitarSuccess4U. Here's an update. Several of our listeners have joined this membership, and they are having a blast! Maybe it's time for you to hop on board! When you join this membership, you can learn at your own pace, from home, alongside a community of guitarists including worship leaders, hobbyists, retirees, stay-at-home moms and more. Through video lessons, worksheets, and weekly Zoom calls, David will take you step-by-step towards becoming the musician you were made to be. GuitarSuccess4U is only $29 a month – that's less than a dollar a day, and a fraction of the cost of guitar lessons. Learn more and join now at GuitarSuccess4U.com. That's “Guitar Success,” the number “4” and the letter “U,” dot com. Join today and get 5 instant bonuses to help accelerate your progress! Head on over to GuitarSuccess4U.com to start your guitar journey. That's Guitar Success, the number “4” and the letter “U,” dot com. IMF cuts its global growth forecast, citing supply disruptions and the pandemic https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/12/imf-cuts-growth-forecast-as-supply-disruptions-covid-pandemic-weighs.html Chicago police union chief calls on officers to defy vaccine order https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/576548-chicago-police-union-chief-calls-on-officers-to-defy-vaccine-order https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWPl--cAG7I&t=7s

    Daily News Brief for Wednesday, October 13, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 21:06


    Americans' trust of the media is absolutely in the gutter https://notthebee.com/article/americans-trust-of-the-media-is-completely-in-the-gutter-and-boy-you-just-hate-to-see-it And the Bee notes about the Gallup research: “when political differences are accounted for, the results diverge sharply along party lines: Just 11% of Republicans trust the media, while 68% of Democrats do. But even the Democratic numbers have declined notably in recent years, as have those of Independents.” I can't help but to insert Club plug here. This is sort of self serving, but I cannot think of a better way to fight mainstream media, than by first joining a solid bible believing church, and secondly joining our club. Our goal here, and I hope we are doing a pretty good job of this, is to proclaim the Lordship of Christ over politics, produce quality news and commentary that you can trust, and build a network that surpass unprincipled legacy media like Fox News. So, go to FightLaughFeast.com to sign up and support our efforts. Texas governor bans Covid-19 vaccine mandates by any employer in state https://apple.news/AbFpB3TM-RoeortH-jmAnHA Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday issued an executive order banning all state entities, including private employers, from enforcing vaccine mandates, the latest escalation in the Republican's resistance to public health measures during the Covid-19 pandemic. The order states that "no entity in Texas" can enforce vaccination against anyone in the state who objects "for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19," according to a news release from the governor's office. "The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced," Abbott said in a statement. Abbott also called on the Texas state Legislature to pass a law with the same effect. The executive order would be rescinded upon the passage of such legislation, the governor's office said. Southwest, American among Texas businesses defying Abbott to comply with federal vaccine mandate https://www.statesman.com/story/business/2021/10/12/southwest-american-plan-ignore-abbott-comply-vaccine-mandate/8423456002/ Now according to the Satesman, there is a battle of the gods, and it looks like the federal god won: “Two of the national's largest airlines — Southwest Airlines and American Airlines — both based in Texas, said Tuesday they plan to follow looming federal guidelines and require that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19, despite an order from Gov. Greg Abbott that attempts to block such mandates. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines last week ordered all of its estimated 55,000 employees to be vaccinated against COVID 19 by Dec. 8. That folowed a directive from President Joe Biden, who in September said all private companies with more than 100 workers must require employees to be vaccinated or conduct weekly tests for the coronavirus. Southwest said in a written statement Tuesday that the president's executive order “supersedes any state mandate or law,” saying the company is required to adhere to it despite Abbott's action “to remain compliant as a federal contractor.”” But listen to this. In the same article: “Amber Gunst, CEO of the Austin Technology Council, said most companies in Texas are unlikely to follow the governor's mandate. Employers don't have the option to defy OSHA standards, both for legal reasons and for insurance-related concerns, she said. "When the federal government comes in with OSHA and they say, 'this is what we need to do in order to keep employees safe,' companies have to follow those rules in order to be in compliance with OSHA, so I don't really feel that most companies are going to look at the mandate that the governor created and want to adhere to that," Gunst said. "Companies don't have an option to choose to not be in compliance with OSHA. They will have a very strict, and steep price to pay if they're not in compliance with OSHA." Gunst said she thinks most companies will see Abbott's order "as a nuisance that the governor has created." The question is a nuisance to who? Who is being the nuisance? Who is forcing people to vax? The Wallstree Journal captures this gem: https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-vaccine-mandate-fight-between-texas-and-biden-has-companies-caught-in-the-middle-11634073605 “The Greater Houston Partnership, which represents some 900 companies including Exxon Mobil Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Chevron Corp. and Accenture PLC, said Tuesday that Mr. Abbott's order would make it more difficult for Texas businesses to operate safely. The organization has been generally supportive of Mr. Biden's efforts to require vaccines for large employers.” Texas companies are showing more loyalty to the federal government, than to their state. We be tripp'n. Joe Biden's Vaccine Mandate Doesn't Exist. It's Just A Press Release https://thefederalist.com/2021/10/07/joe-bidens-vaccine-mandate-doesnt-exist-its-just-a-press-release/?s=04#.YV9Ab7sLmEY.twitter According to Joy Pullmann over at The Federalist: “Yes, we've heard all about Joe Biden's alleged vaccine mandate for private companies employing 100 or more people. It was all over the news even before he announced it on September 9. His announcement has jeopardized the employment of millions of Americans and increased worker shortages in critical domains such as health care. There's only one problem. It's all a mirage. Biden's so-called vaccine mandate doesn't exist — at least, not yet. So far, all we have is his press conference and other such made-for-media huff-puffing. No such rule even claiming to be legally binding has been issued yet. That's why nearly two dozen Republican attorneys general who have publicly voiced their opposition to the clearly unconstitutional and illegal mandate haven't yet filed suit against it, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General confirmed for me. There is no mandate to haul into court. And that may be part of the plan. According to several sources, so far it appears no such mandate has been sent to the White House's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs yet for approval. The White House, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Department of Labor haven't released any official guidance for the alleged mandate. There is no executive order. There's nothing but press statements. Despite what you may have been falsely led to believe by the media fantasy projection machine, press statements have exactly zero legal authority. To impose the public perception of a mandate, the Biden administration is following an unusual rule-making process it also employed earlier this year, called an emergency temporary standard (ETS). The spring ETS rule took nearly six months to issue. Meanwhile, companies are telling reporters their vaccine mandates will have at the latest December deadlines. (For those who can't calendar, that's four months after Biden's non-existent mandate was proclaimed. According to OSHA, an ETS takes up to six months to go into effect after the initial mandate is issued in the Federal Register — which, again, for the proclaimed 100-employee mandate hasn't happened yet.) Lawyers for big business were blunt about their love for this mandate mirage: “Everybody loves this cover,” Minneapolis employment lawyer Kate Bischoff told Bloomberg Law in September. “Many were already looking down the road at doing this, but the fact that they get to blame Biden is like manna from heaven.” Using the ETS procedure instead of normal federal rule-making processes both allows the Biden administration to push its demands faster and without any public input or requirement of responding to public input, which is normally required of even legally laughable federal rule-making like this one would be. That is part of why ETS rules have been overwhelmingly overturned in courts. Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal published a letter from Bruce Atkinson making several excellent observations about the nonexistent mandate, including the following:” “The mandate's nonexistence shields the Biden administration from legal challenges that may ultimately restrict the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's authority. Yet the mandate is still effective at compelling industries and companies into compliance, as it leaves room for any eventual issuance to target noncompliant entities. This implied cudgel is particularly effective on industries and companies that are dependent on federal spending or the goodwill of federal regulators. The nonexistent mandate also allows so-inclined state and local governments and companies to issue their own mandates, seemingly in lockstep with Washington. The Biden White House has been well-served by presenting a nonexistent mandate as a done deal.” Guitar AD Have you always wanted to play guitar but didn't know where to start? Learning to play the guitar can be a lonely, confusing and expensive experience. But it doesn't have to be that way. Fight Laugh Feast member David Harsh has created a unique, online monthly membership, that has community, a clear success path, and it's super affordable. David has spent decades of touring, leading worship, and teaching guitar. He's helped thousands of guitar players discover their potential. You may have heard us talk about GuitarSuccess4U. Here's an update. Several of our listeners have joined this membership, and they are having a blast! Maybe it's time for you to hop on board! When you join this membership, you can learn at your own pace, from home, alongside a community of guitarists including worship leaders, hobbyists, retirees, stay-at-home moms and more. Through video lessons, worksheets, and weekly Zoom calls, David will take you step-by-step towards becoming the musician you were made to be. GuitarSuccess4U is only $29 a month – that's less than a dollar a day, and a fraction of the cost of guitar lessons. Learn more and join now at GuitarSuccess4U.com. That's “Guitar Success,” the number “4” and the letter “U,” dot com. Join today and get 5 instant bonuses to help accelerate your progress! Head on over to GuitarSuccess4U.com to start your guitar journey. That's Guitar Success, the number “4” and the letter “U,” dot com. A record 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in August, led by food and retail industries https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/12/a-record-4point3-million-workers-quit-their-jobs-in-august-led-by-food-and-retail-industries.html According to CNBC: “Workers left their jobs at a record pace in August, with bar and restaurant employees as well as retail staff quitting in droves, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. Quits hit a new series high going back to December 2000, as 4.3 million workers left their jobs. The quits rate rose to 2.9%, an increase of 242,000 from the previous month, which saw a rate of 2.7%, according to the department's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The rate, which is measured against total employment, is the highest in a data series that goes back to December 2000. Quits have been seen historically as a level of confidence from workers who feel they are secure in finding employment elsewhere, though labor dynamics have changed during Covid-19 crisis. Workers have left their jobs because of health concerns and child care issues unique to the pandemic's circumstances. A total of 892,000 workers in the food service and accommodation industries left their jobs, while 721,000 retail workers departed along with 534,000 in health care and social assistance. “As job openings and hires fell in August, the quits rate hit a new series high, surging along with the rise in Covid cases and likely growing concerns about working in the continuing pandemic,” said Elise Gould, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute.” Now two questions for me arise out of this information. Why are these people quitting, and where are they going? I could not dig up the answer for where these quitters went, and the best answer I could dig up for why they are quitting coming from the Business, Insider where they speculate: https://www.businessinsider.com/over-4-million-workers-quit-record-labor-shortage-great-resignation-2021-10 “Workers are likely quitting over work conditions, pay, the virus, or contemplation of their lives.” Bottom line is the government has created a catawampus economy, and screws up all the incentives, this makes it hard to understand what is really going on here. Pelosi signals big spending package will shrink to $2 trillion https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/pelosi-signals-2-trillion-spending-bill Facing intractable opposition from party centrists, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats will have to “make tighter decisions” on a massive social welfare spending package that is stalled in Congress. Pelosi, a California Democrat, acknowledged in a press conference Tuesday that the $3.5 trillion package planned by Democrats will have to shrink to about $2 trillion, telling reporters, “The fact is there are fewer dollars to spend, there are choices to be made, and the members have said let's get the results we need, but we will not diminish the transformative nature of what it is.” Pelosi, in a memo to Democrats late Monday, told them caucus members are calling for a spending package that will “do fewer things well so that we can still have a transformative impact on families in the workplace and responsibly address the climate crisis.” Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, set an Oct. 31 deadline to advance the package. Tight race in Virginia gubernatorial showdown with three weeks until election https://www.foxnews.com/politics/virginia-gubernatorial-showdown-three-weeks-until-election Tuesday marks three weeks to go until Election Day in Virginia, and the top-of-the- ticket race remains an extremely close contest in one of just two states to hold gubernatorial elections in the year after a presidential contest. An average of the latest polls in the race indicates that former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe – who's running for his old job – holds a slight, single-digit edge over Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin in a state that President Biden won by 10 points in last year's election and where Republicans haven't won a statewide contest in a dozen years. The margin-of-error race in Virginia – a one-time key battleground but still competitive state which is seen as a key bellwether ahead of the 2022 midterm elections – has national Democrats on edge as they defend their razor-thin majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate in next year's contests. "Folks, the Virginia Governor's race is a big deal not just for the Commonwealth but for our country," Biden wrote to supporters in a fundraising email. And McAuliffe asked in a fundraising email last week, "Are we blowing this?" Virginia and New Jersey's elections for governor always grab outsized attention as they're the only states to hold such contests the year after the presidency's decided. And there's a long-running trend of voters in the commonwealth defeating the gubernatorial nominee of the party that controls the White House. McAuliffe broke with that tradition in 2013 with his election as governor. McAuliffe was unable to run for reelection in 2017 because Virginia governors are barred from serving two straight terms. And the McAuliffe campaign announced on Tuesday that the biggest name of all - former President Obama - will team up with the former governor on Oct. 23. Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Conference next fall. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless


    Daily News Brief for Tuesday, October 12, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 15:58

    Let's Go Brandon and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief. I'm Toby Sumpter and today is October 12, 2021. What do you do when you're a Christian University -- say Liberty University -- and you really want to join in the trend, but you're a Christian University? Play during opening music: 0:00-0:06 FEMA Failed to Investigate Half of the Sexual Misconduct Allegations https://justthenews.com/accountability/watchdogs/federal-sexcapades-fema-failed-properly-investigate-half-its-sexual Turns out FEMA is like the worst youth group missions trip on steroids. The U.S. government's disaster recovery agency received more than 300 allegations of workplace sexual misconduct and harassment from 2012 to 2018 and failed to properly investigate more than half of them, according to an internal watchdog report. This article says that the report “exposes the limits [of] the #MeToo movement has met inside the federal bureaucracy.” The limits of the #metoo movement… The article continues: The Federal Emergency Management Agency's problems extend beyond proper handling of complaints, as a survey of its workforce exposed a potentially pervasive hostile work environment, according to a report issued this month by the Homeland Security Department's inspector general. "One-third (255 of 765) of the employees who responded to our questionnaire indicated they had experienced sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, but they did not report it because they did not believe the allegations would be investigated," the inspector general reported. "Unaddressed sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace can have negative effects on employees, including decreased performance, low morale, and increased turnover," the report added [stating the screaming obvious.] They also noted that if you can't breathe it is not conducive to a long life. Also from the report: "The agency mustered a poor response to the flood of allegations," investigators said. These people are hilarious. Get it? Flood of allegations? FEMA? Hurricanes and floods and... "We were unable to determine whether FEMA properly handled 153 of these allegations, because it could not provide complete investigative and disciplinary files," the report said. "For allegations that had complete files available, at times we were unable to determine whether FEMA conducted an investigation. Finally, we found FEMA did not document whether it reviewed some sexual harassment-related Equal Employment Opportunity complaints to determine whether potential employee misconduct occurred." Look, I don't really trust the report -- since I have little confidence that biblical standards for evidence, testimony, and witnesses were follwed , but I do know that we live in a debauched culture, where public school sex education courses encourage pagan kids to do whatever feels good, and then we are somehow shocked when they grow up and do just that. I mean is Darwin right or not? Are we just highly evolved animals or not? 1:11-1:18 But of course rather than completely defunding FEMA as we ought to and letting the states and counties take care of themselves, we will no doubt create another government agency that is tasked with studying the sex habits of government employees. I actually do think this is tied to youth group mission trip culture. While I don't object to very carefully crafted mission trips, I'm generally against the whole lot because I think there's a high degree of likelihood that a bunch of hormonal teenagers can actually do a lot more harm than good. And I also think that those who are most invested in a community are in the best position to help their own communities. They have to live with the results of all their help. I mean I really do feel for Haiti-- for example. But we should all be looking at Haiti as a cautionary tale. How many millions were poured into that country after the earthquakes? And how's it doing? A complete mess? Right. Ditto for FEMA. Guitar AD Have you always wanted to play guitar but didn't know where to start? Learning to play the guitar can be a lonely, confusing and expensive experience. But it doesn't have to be that way. Fight Laugh Feast member David Harsh has created a unique, online monthly membership, that has community, a clear success path, and it's super affordable. David has spent decades of touring, leading worship, and teaching guitar. He's helped thousands of guitar players discover their potential. You may have heard us talk about GuitarSuccess4U. Here's an update. Several of our listeners have joined this membership, and they are having a blast! Maybe it's time for you to hop on board! When you join this membership, you can learn at your own pace, from home, alongside a community of guitarists including worship leaders, hobbyists, retirees, stay-at-home moms and more. Through video lessons, worksheets, and weekly Zoom calls, David will take you step-by-step towards becoming the musician you were made to be. GuitarSuccess4U is only $29 a month – that's less than a dollar a day, and a fraction of the cost of guitar lessons. Learn more and join now at GuitarSuccess4U.com. That's “Guitar Success,” the number “4” and the letter “U,” dot com. Join today and get 5 instant bonuses to help accelerate your progress! Head on over to GuitarSuccess4U.com to start your guitar journey. That's Guitar Success, the number “4” and the letter “U,” dot com. Doug Wilson Responds to the Maricopa County Audit https://dougwils.com/books-and-culture/s7-engaging-the-culture/maricopa-pudding.html “So I will look sideways—squinty-eyed and scowling—at this particular election to my dying day. And I will do so with sunshine in my conscience. Anomalies do require explanation. As Thoreau once put it, “Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.” You know, like a turtle on top of a fence post. When you are driving down a country road, and you happen to see a turtle on top of a fence post, the situation is clear, and the first thing that comes to mind is President Biden. You understand he didn't get there by himself, he really doesn't belong there, he doesn't know what to do as long as he's up there, and all you want to do is help the poor little guy get down. This election in Maricopa is like that. Not everything in this mess goes together. It is like you went to dig into your vanilla Maricopa pudding, made fresh just this morning, and you discover that it is resting on a bed of cole slaw.” Pastor Wilson also linked to this doozy of a conversation that happened in Maricopa County regarding the deleted/archived files from the voting machines that audit did not have access to. Play Audio: 0:00-1:54 When the voting machine records were subpoenaed, they just deleted/archived certain files and figured that the subpoena didn't apply to those records. Bring back my laugh track: HAHAHAHA! Former Pentagon Softwar Chief Says China Has Won the Tech War https://nypost.com/2021/10/11/pentagon-software-chief-nicolas-chaillan-resigns/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow From the New York Post: The Pentagon's former software chief said he quit because China has already won the tech war guaranteeing global dominance — with some US government systems mere “kindergarten level” in comparison. Nicolas Chaillan, 37, told the Financial Times on Sunday that there is “good reason to be angry” at the US failing to rise to China's cyber threat, even fearing that it puts his children's future at risk. “We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years. Right now, it's already a done deal; it is already over, in my opinion,” Nicolas Chaillan, 37, told the paper. Chaillan — who was the Pentagon's first chief software officer — said China will dominate the future of the world by controlling everything from media narratives to geopolitics. He claimed that the US, like Beijing, should have prioritized artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber capabilities over traditional military spending like building new fighter jets. “Whether it takes a war or not is kind of anecdotal,” he told the paper of his prediction of China's route to future world dominance. He attacked Google for not working on AI with the US Defense Department, while Chinese companies are obliged to work with Beijing. The US is also wasting time debating the ethics of AI while China makes “massive investment” and eschews such concerns, he said. Some US government cyber-defense systems are so dated, they are merely at “kindergarten level,” he insisted. “While we wasted time in bureaucracy, our adversaries moved further ahead,” Chaillan wrote in a scathing letter on LinkedIn last month when first announcing his resignation. “At this point, I am just tired of continuously chasing support and money to do my job,” he said of the pioneering Pentagon job that was “probably the most challenging and infuriating of my entire career.” Chaillan told the Financial Times that he plans in the coming weeks to testify to Congress about the Chinese cyber threat to US supremacy, including in classified briefings. [This] comes as a new poll shows that about 9 in 10 Americans are at least somewhat concerned about hacking, while about two-thirds say they are very or extremely concerned. The poll by the Pearson Institute and the Associated Press shows that roughly three-quarters also eye the Chinese and Russian governments as major threats to the cybersecurity of the US government. I mean, if we put this together with what we've already covered on today's newsbrief, there are troubling trends. Maricopa county voting officials have no concerns about deleting (I mean archiving) files before turning them over to an audit. And our Federal Emergency Management Agency cannot even manage the emergency of sexual misconduct in its own ranks. Put that together, and how likely does it seem that some of our governmental tech programs are kindergarten level compared to China? I would say the chances are pretty high. Remember Solomon: when he went in for all the sex, he had to build altars and shrines for all the gods of his wives and concubines. Instead of using his strength to continue to build productive and useful things, his strength was used to destroy his family and nation. Is America strong? Sure. But we are pouring our strength down the tubes. But let's not end on a sour note. Remember God is God, and this is His world. China's so-called strength isn't real strength either. As it happens, pure coercive power will crush LGBT flower power every day of the week, but both are false versions of power. Neither will ultimately work. Both are parasitic on Christian virtues. Both have to assume certain creational realities are real and true. They have to deny Darwin and believe that there is order and goodness in the universe in order to maintain a semblance of coherence. Psalm of the Day: Psalm 20 0:00-0:57 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conferences, club members have access to all the talks and lots more. Join today and have a great day.

    Daily News Brief for Monday, October 11, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 16:50

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2021/10/10/southwest-airlines-flight-issues-cancellations/6080308001/ Southwest Air Pilots Seek to Block Covid Vaccination Mandate https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/southwest-air-pilots-seek-to-block-covid-vaccination-mandate/ar-AAPjkrB A new study finds that simple, over-the-counter aspirin may be able to protect COVID-19 patients from extreme risk, including the need for mechanical ventilation, the Jerusalem Post reported. https://www.conservativereview.com/new-study-finds-aspirin-can-significantly-cut-covid-risks-and-even-death-2655271125.html Ad: Have you always wanted to play guitar but didn't know where to start? Learning to play the guitar can be a lonely, confusing and expensive experience. But it doesn't have to be that way. Fight Laugh Feast member David Harsh has created a unique, online monthly membership, that has community, a clear success path, and it's super affordable. Several of Crosspolitic listeners have joined this membership, and they are having a blast! MAnd now it's time for you to dust off that guitar and jump on board! When you join this membership, you can learn at your own pace, from home, alongside a community of guitarists including worship leaders, hobbyists, retirees, stay-at-home moms and more. Through video lessons, worksheets, and weekly Zoom calls, David will take you step-by-step towards becoming the musician you were made to be. GuitarSuccess4U is only $29 a month – that's less than a dollar a day, and a fraction of the cost of guitar lessons. Learn more and join now at GuitarSuccess4U.com. That's “Guitar Success,” the number “4” and the letter “U,” dot com. Join today and get 5 instant bonuses to help accelerate your progress! Head on over to GuitarSuccess4U.com to start your guitar journey. That's Guitar Success, the number “4” and the letter “U,” dot com. Some of the saddest news i have ever reported. Superman is dead…. Superman Comes Out, as DC Comics Ushers In a New Man of Steel Ad: "Next, I want to tell our homeschool listeners about Classy Artist Box. It is a company created by a Christian art teacher who sends you everything you need to create four art projects each month. You can use their written instructions and video lessons to help guide you through each project. In addition to the four new projects each month, you'll also have access to two and a half years worth of video lessons to enjoy as a member. Each type of subscription will cover a range of art media throughout the year, which means you have your art curricular needs covered. For 30% off of your first subscription order, use code CROSS30. To see more, check out www.ClassyArtistBox.com . 2 women named 'homecoming royalty' at WVU after new policy does away with 'king' and 'queen' titles https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/women-named-homecoming-royalty-wvu-policy-king-queen-80462474 Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless

    Daily News Brief for Friday, October 8, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 15:49

    Daily News Brief for Thursday, October 7, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 13:50

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/can-employers-punish-employees-if-spouses-arent-vaccinated/ There It Is – Study Finds Predominance of Antibody-Resistant SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Vaccine Breakthrough Cases in San Francisco Bay Area Pfizer scientist break silence on natural immunity. Food Stamp Benefits to Receive Historic Increase in October https://www.breitbart.com/health/2021/10/01/food-stamp-benefits-to-receive-historic-increase-in-october/ People who receive food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), will notice a major and permanent increase starting in October. Beginning this month, the average benefits for food stamps will grow over 25 percent above pre-pandemic levels, and the additional assistance will be “available indefinitely to all 42 million SNAP beneficiaries,” “The increase coincides with the end of a 15% boost in SNAP benefits that was ordered as a COVID-19 pandemic protection measure, which expired on Sept. 30,” “In practical terms, the average monthly per-person benefits for qualified recipients will rise from $121 to $157 — or $36 per person, per month,” The increase is projected to cost an additional $20 billion per year but it doesn't have to be approved by Congress. A farm law passed in 2018 by the then-Republican led Congress and signed by former President Donald Trump already directed the department to reassess the Thrifty Food Plan by 2022 and every five years thereafter. Paper ball… Senate Republicans plan to block another debt ceiling vote as default risks rise https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/10/06/republicans-senate-debt-ceiling-default/?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most&carta-url=https%3A%2F%2Fs2.washingtonpost.com%2Fcar-ln-tr%2F34e4a0a%2F615dcde29d2fda9d41004e99%2F5fd17c37ade4e21670c1cfd7%2F10%2F70%2F615dcde29d2fda9d41004e99 Senate Republicans plan to block Democrats from raising the country's debt ceiling, daring President Biden and his party's top lawmakers to devise another path forward just 12 days before the U.S. government could run out of flexibility to pay its bills. For the third time in as many weeks, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) is set to hold a vote on a measure that would suspend the borrowing limit into next year, aiming to act before Congress blows past an Oct. 18 deadline that could catapult the country into an economic recession. But the proposal is likely to be as doomed as the two that preceded it. Democrats for the moment cannot advance in the debate over the debt ceiling unless 10 GOP lawmakers join them — and Republicans once again are refusing to supply the votes as part of their broader campaign to oppose Biden's economic agenda. “They basically want us to be aiders and abettors to their reckless spending and tax policies, and we just aren't going to do it,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.). Absent congressional action, a default threatens to unleash widespread financial havoc: It could rattle markets, delay seniors' Social Security checks, prevent some families from receiving monthly child tax assistance and raise the cost of borrowing for millions of Americans by driving up interest rates. The Defense Department added Wednesday that it also would “seriously harm our service members and their families,” jeopardizing the government's ability to pay service members and civilians on time while providing benefits to veterans. Biden recently likened the doomsday scenario to a “meteor” crashing into the U.S. economy, only months after the coronavirus pandemic created the worst such devastation since the Great Depression. Paper ball… Democrats Wrangle Over How to Shrink $3.5 Trillion Proposal Lawmakers consider trims to package of healthcare, education and climate-change programs https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-wrangleover-how-to-shrink-3-5-trillion-proposal-11633466811?mod=itp_wsj&mod=djemITP_h President Biden acknowledged in a series of meetings with Democrats this week and on Friday that a package once pegged at $3.5 trillion would have to be smaller, given opposition from centrist Senate Democrats to a bill of that magnitude. Now, they are grappling with the tougher next step: deciding exactly how much narrower—and which of—their proposed child care, education or health programs would have to get trimmed or culled. “That's what the president wanted to hear from us: We know this isn't going to hit the $3.5 trillion—we all know that at this point—what are the most important needs of the American people?” said Rep. Cindy Axne (D., Iowa), who participated in a virtual meeting with Mr. Biden on Tuesday. Meeting with House Democrats on Friday, Mr. Biden had suggested that the package's overall spending level would likely be between $1.9 trillion and $2.3 trillion. Although Democratic leaders had initially agreed to roughly $3.5 trillion in spending, centrist Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona balked at that level. The two moderate Democrats have been negotiating for days with White House officials and Democratic leaders over the specifics of what they will be able to support. The two senators' approval is crucial because Democrats are planning to pass the package through a process linked to the budget, known as reconciliation, that allows it to clear the Senate with just a simple majority, rather than the 60 votes most bills require. With no GOP support expected, that means Democrats must still secure the support of every member of the Democratic caucus in the evenly split Senate and can afford no more than three defections in the House. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Conference next fall. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. 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    Daily News Brief for Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 15:48


    Happy Birthday to my little sister! news@CrossPolitic.com Join our Business network: www.FLFnetwork.com/business Join our club. Memorandum: Enforcing reproductive responsibility among men https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/csm/showmemopublic.cfm?chamber=h&spick=20210&cosponid=36286&mobile_choice=suppress To: All House members Subject: Enforcing reproductive responsibility among men “For far too long, the public debate around abortion, contraception and related reproductive matters has thrust government into the center of restrictions on the bodily autonomy of women and girls. Rarely is there a meaningful dialogue around public policy focusing on the personal responsibility of cisgender men in this sphere. The rights of cisgender men have always been paramount in our society with little focus on their responsibility as inseminators to change their behaviors for the good of their partners, families, and society at large. As we head toward climax on this heated discourse around this delicate matter, we should come together to address it with surgical precision. We must also commit to mending the social fabric being sliced up by bitter acrimony. In order to improve public health outcomes and release sweet justice into our households and bedrooms, we must wrap our love of individual liberty in the moral imperative of greater personal responsibility and acknowledge men's essential role in procreation. Therefore, I will be introducing legislation that will require all inseminators to undergo vasectomies within 6 weeks from having their third child or 40th birthday, whichever comes first. Further, this legislation will allow Pennsylvanians to take civil action for unwanted pregnancies against inseminators who wrongfully conceive a child with them. This legislation will also empower Pennsylvanians to enforce this new law by offering a $10,000 reward for reporting to the proper authorities those scofflaws who have not complied with this statute within the allotted timeframe. As long as state legislatures continue to restrict the reproductive rights of cis women, trans men and non-binary people, there should be laws that address the responsibility of men who impregnate them. Thus, my bill will also codify “wrongful conception” to include when a person has demonstrated negligence toward preventing conception during intercourse. What's good for the goose is good for the gander! In the spirit of this popular axiom, I encourage my colleagues to take a gander at this forthcoming bill that seeks to end this egregiously gendered double standard for the benefit of all individuals, our families and our great commonwealth.” Texas Supreme Court Denies Planned Parenthood Challenge to Heartbeat Law https://www.texastribune.org/2021/10/04/texas-supreme-court-abortion-lawsuit/ “The Texas Supreme Court denied a request Monday from Planned Parenthood to resume its lawsuit, filed in a state district court, that challenges the state's near-total abortion ban. Planned Parenthood asked the all-Republican court last week to overturn the Texas Multidistrict Litigation Panel's decision to indefinitely pause its suit alongside 13 other lawsuits filed in Travis County district court. The panel of five judges stopped the cases from continuing at the request of Texas Right to Life, a prominent anti-abortion organization that helped draft Texas' abortion restrictions. “The Texas Supreme Court's decision to allow the stay to remain in effect is extremely disappointing and will likely deprive Planned Parenthood of its day in court, once again,” Helene Krasnoff, Planned Parenthood's vice president for public policy litigation and law, said in a statement. Elizabeth Myers, a Dallas-based attorney who represents plaintiffs for the other 13 lawsuits blocked, said Monday's ruling was disappointing, but she called the stay a temporary setback. “We'll present our arguments and the defendants will ultimately have to attempt to defend SB8 on the merits,” Myers said. “That is something the defendants are obviously scared and unwilling to do, so it's not surprising that they continue to try to delay it. At some point, their delay tactics will no longer work and our clients look forward to that day.” These lawsuits are not the only legal challenges to the state's abortion law, commonly known as Senate Bill 8. Abortion providers, doctors, women's rights groups and even the U.S. government are battling to overturn the law in federal courts. A federal appeals court is set to hold a hearing in December in one lawsuit aimed at overturning the restrictions. A federal judge is also expected to issue an order soon on whether to temporarily block enforcement of Texas' abortion law as part of a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit filed after the Biden administration vowed to challenge the statute. Also on Monday, the Biden administration reversed a 2018 decision by former President Donald Trump that disallows family planning clinics from receiving federal funding if they provide abortion referrals. Texas' near-total abortion ban has been in effect for more than a month, even as abortion providers, doctors, women's rights groups and the U.S. government have sought to block its enforcement. The statute bars abortions after approximately six weeks of pregnancy, before many know they're pregnant. Meanwhile, most abortions in the state — experts estimate more than 85% — have ceased, and some abortion clinics have stopped offering the procedure altogether.” Facebook Whistleblower wants more government regulation over Facebook: Facebook data scientist and now whistleblower, which she apparently leans far left, Frances Haugen told Congress on Wednesday that she thinks the government can fix Facebook. Roll clip: https://www.facebook.com/newsmax/videos/389524386113734 Government took action (public health): 4:15-5:20 Appreciate the government: 8:20 Now according to the AP: https://apnews.com/article/facebook-frances-haugen-congress-testimony-af86188337d25b179153b973754b71a4?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow “Democrats and Republicans on the committee said Tuesday's hearing showed the need for new regulations that would change how Facebook targets users and amplifies content. Such efforts have long failed in Washington, but several senators said Haugen's testimony might be the catalyst for change. “Our differences are very minor, or they seem very minor in the face of the revelations that we've now seen, so I'm hoping we can move forward,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., the panel's chairman. Still, Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota acknowledged that Facebook and other tech companies wield a lot of power in the nation's capital, power that has blocked reforms in the past. “There are lobbyists around every single corner of this building that have been hired by the tech industry,” Klobuchar said. “Facebook and the other tech companies are throwing a bunch of money around this town and people are listening to them.”” See how much Covid-19 relief money health care providers in your state got “Congress set up a massive, $178 billion fund in 2020 meant to help mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on health care providers, known as the Provider Relief Fund. The Trump and Biden administrations haven't always been reliable about sending out the money — or sending it on time. But STAT's new analysis of a Health and Human Services database of the money reveals where it's flowing and who has received the most so far. By far, the largest payments were made to the nation's biggest hospital systems. Fully five of the top 10 recipients of cash were New York City-area hospitals or health systems; together, they received some $3.1 billion. The New York and Presbyterian Hospital (usually styled “NewYork-Presbyterian”) alone brought in $631 million, topped only by the $1.2 billion that went to the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, a group that operates New York City's sprawling system of public hospitals and clinics.” My hospital, in little old Moscow Idaho, has received just north of $5M of COVID relief. How is it possible that in the middle of a pandemic, where our country is flush with health insurance, government backed (socialistic healthcare) programs, why do our hospitals need more government money? With new clients flooding our hospitals, wouldn't our hospitals have more money? Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Conference next fall. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless


    Daily News Brief for Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 19:06

    Yes, that was the sound of a toilet flushing and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Tuesday, October 5, 2021. AD: Did you know that more than 75% of those raised in evangelical, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches don't pursue any kind of Christian higher education? Surprising isn't it. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute is seeking to provide a new, exciting, and affordable option for Christians. Our mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping our students in a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Our low-cost full-time program offers integrative course modules, internships, and mentoring so our students can finish debt-free with vocational preparation, a robust faith, and financial potential to build strong godly families and homes rooted in their communities and churches long-term. Our program is offered face-to-face in beautiful Southern Illinois or remotely, anywhere you are. Visit our website at www.cornerstonework.org to find out more about enrolling. Facebook, Instagram Down https://blog.cloudflare.com/october-2021-facebook-outage/ Facebook and its affiliated services WhatsApp and Instagram all went down on Monday for almost five hours. Their DNS names stopped resolving, and their infrastructure IPs were unreachable. It was as if someone had "pulled the cables" from their data centers all at once and disconnected them from the Internet. How's that even possible? Meet BGP BGP stands for Border Gateway Protocol. It's a mechanism to exchange routing information between autonomous systems (AS) on the Internet. The big routers that make the Internet work have huge, constantly updated lists of the possible routes that can be used to deliver every network packet to their final destinations. Without BGP, the Internet routers wouldn't know what to do, and the Internet wouldn't work. The Internet is literally a network of networks, and it's bound together by BGP. BGP allows one network (say Facebook) to advertise its presence to other networks that form the Internet. As we write Facebook is not advertising its presence, ISPs and other networks can't find Facebook's network and so it is unavailable. The individual networks each have an ASN: an Autonomous System Number. An Autonomous System (AS) is an individual network with a unified internal routing policy. An AS can originate prefixes (say that they control a group of IP addresses), as well as transit prefixes (say they know how to reach specific groups of IP addresses). From A New York Times Article: “Computers convert websites such as facebook.com to numeric internet protocol addresses, through a system that is likened to a phone's address book. Facebook's issue was the equivalent of removing people's phone numbers from under their names in their address book, making it impossible to call them, he said. Because Cloudflare directs traffic to Facebook, it became aware of the outage early on and saw the incident's scope.” If the nameservers are unreachable or fail to respond because of some other reason, then a SERVFAIL is returned, and the browser issues an error to the user. Due to Facebook stopping announcing their DNS prefix routes through BGP, our and everyone else's DNS resolvers had no way to connect to their nameservers. Consequently, 1.1.1.1, 8.8.8.8, and other major public DNS resolvers started issuing (and caching) SERVFAIL responses. But that's not all. Now human behavior and application logic kicks in and causes another exponential effect. A tsunami of additional DNS traffic follows. This happened in part because apps won't accept an error for an answer and start retrying, sometimes aggressively, and in part because end-users also won't take an error for an answer and start reloading the pages, or killing and relaunching their apps, sometimes also aggressively. This in turn creates a traffic increase, which increases stress to the system, even when traffic is beginning to move again. traffic changed dramatically from 15:45 UTC to 16:45 UTC-- It stopped being available at around 15:50 UTC and returned at 21:20 UTC. What remains unclear is exactly why this happened. Early speculation was that it was not a cyber attack but a problem in Facebook's servers. At one point, a team was dispatched to a Santa Clara, Calif., data center to try a “manual reset” the servers, according to an internal memo. 3.5 Billion people use the sites around the world, including many for business and sales. A New York times article stoked fears that this instability could be a liability to the economy and health. Watch this story to see if this sort of thing becomes a talking point for those who want to socialize social media in the name of health and safety and economic stability. Of course people do make their livings off the internet and social media, but this is part of the risk that is built into the world. Truck drivers sometimes have flat tires, ships run into hurricanes, and farmers have poor rain fall. The answer is not more government regulation and bureaucracy. The answer is hard work, saving more than you spend, taking appropriate precautions, and trusting the God of the harvest. To look for a perfect solution where nothing bad ever happens is to look for a God, a religious solution that does not exist apart from the true God of Heaven. But for many, the state is the solution to every hardship because the state is their god and their religion. But clearly their god is impotent as he cannot apparently save us from anything. Maybe their god is in the bathroom. No seriously… Senator Sinema Harassed at ASU in a Lady's Room Play Audio Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have been in the crosshairs of leftist activists over the last week as they have refused to go along with extremists in passing the 3.5 jumbo jet pork bill that wants the state all up in your business. So these extremists followed Sen. Sinema into a Lady's Room to protest her stance after she politely declined to answer their questions. Leftists Cheer Bullying of Senator Sinema & Twitter Shrugs https://jezebel.com/absolutely-bully-kyrsten-sinema-outside-of-her-bathroom/ Jezebel -- one extremist media outlet had this to say: “The effectiveness of certain kinds of protest will always be up for debate. From violent altercations to boycotts, sit-ins and marches, each method has some history of success and failure that differs among participants, observers, and the object of the protestors' scorn. So naturally, a group of activists pursuing Senator Kyrsten Sinema around the Arizona State University campus over the weekend and—controversially, somehow—briefly following Sinema into a public restroom to note that their family members were deported—is bound to prompt some pearl-clutching.” The article is titled “Absolutely Bully Sinema Outside Her Bathroom Stall.” Of course Twitter has done nothing about this article that defends bullying. Kirsten Powers replied on Twitter: “Which is worse: your grandparents being deported or being followed into a bathroom (bc you refused to stop and listen) by ppl desperate for your help? This is not a trick question.” Well, there's a difference between pursuing someone in leadership in desperation, and doing so to score political points and filming the whole thing and posting it on the internet. But I'm pretty sure if this were AOC or another member of the Squad, CNN would be hyperventilating on air right now talking about white supremacy and Trump. China Sends 52 Warplanes Over Taiwanese Airspace Monday https://dailycaller.com/2021/10/04/china-52-warplanes-taiwan-adiz-incursion/ China sent a record 52 military aircrafts into Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) Monday, making it the largest incursion since the self-governing island began publicly reporting such data in 2020. The aircrafts included 34 J-16, two Su-30 fighter jets, 12 nuclear-capable H-6 bombers, two Y-8 anti-submarine warplanes and two KJ-500 airborne control planes belonging to China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force, according to a statement from Taiwan's defense ministry. Taiwan issued radio warnings and deployed its air defense missile systems in response. The Chinese planes flew near the Pratas Island, an atoll in the South China Sea, located southwest of Taiwan and near the Chinese provinces of Fujian and Guangdong, accordingto a map of their flight paths shared by Taiwan's defense ministry. Chinese aircrafts made around 380 air incursions into Taiwan's ADIZ in 2020 alone, a Taiwanese defense official said in January. Beijing has become more assertive in its military posture, making more than 500 air incursions so far this year, DW reported. The previous record of Chinese military planes entering Taiwan's ADIZ was reportedSaturday night, when 39 aircraft flew into the zone. China flew 25 planes into the ADIZ on Oct. 1 in an apparent display of force coinciding with the country's National Day. Tensions between the two countries have worsened in recent months. Chinese air missions in Taiwanese airspace and near the Pratas Islands have become more frequent as a result. China claims Taiwan as its territory and defends its incursions into Taiwanese airspace as essential to protecting its own sovereignty. (RELATED: US Military Says Chinese Attack On Taiwan Accelerating As Taiwan Threatens War ‘To The Very Last Day') Chinese defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian warned in January that “Taiwan independence means war.” He also called China's military activities in the Taiwan Strait “necessary actions to safeguard national sovereignty and security.” Which is kind of like the accusation that even though I'm vaccinated, it does not work if you don't get vaccinated. https://www.facebook.com/aaron.rock.98/videos/576873593358102/ Play audio: 1:07-2:04 That's JP Sears with another great satirical video. In addition to that kind of mockery, we need to sing the Psalms. We can't fight big tech or political bullying or slander or lies or actual military tyranny unless God is our shelter, unless God fights for us. And He fights for us, when we sing His War Songs. Psalm of the Day: Psalm 57 Play audio: 0:00-1:12 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conferences, club members have access to all the talks and lots more. Join today and have a great day.

    Daily News Brief for Monday, October 4, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 13:57

    "Next, I want to tell our homeschool listeners about Classy Artist Box. It is a company created by a Christian art teacher who sends you everything you need to create four art projects each month. You can use their written instructions and video lessons to help guide you through each project. In addition to the four new projects each month, you'll also have access to two and a half years worth of video lessons to enjoy as a member. Each type of subscription will cover a range of art media throughout the year, which means you have your art curricular needs covered. For 30% off of your first subscription order, use code CROSS30. To see more, check out www.ClassyArtistBox.com. Best and Worst States for Entrepreneurs “In this analysis, AdvisorSmith examined over 20 indicators of the health of the business environment in states across the nation using data from numerous sources, including the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Small Business Administration. Some of the factors we considered included personal and corporate tax policies, rates of business formation and hiring for new businesses, funding availability, and business survival rates. We ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia based upon an aggregated score considering all these factors.” The Postal Service said it is changing estimated delivery times for first-class mail as part of it's 10-year strategic plan for improving service. https://www.krem.com/article/news/nation-world/usps-shipping-standards-change-october-1/417-79eb3fc6-9a5d-4f11-a2d7-28e2858317eb “The USPS is changing the standard on how fast you get your mail, with a slowdown that starts Oct. 1. The Postal Service is creating new service standards, which will mean longer first-class mail delivery times and cuts to post office hours. Starting Friday, first class mail may take as long as 5 days to reach destinations in the contiguous US. That's a change from the previous standard of 3 days. USPS said that standard led to an over-reliance on air travel, which is more costly that ground transportation. The Postal Service will increase time‐in‐transit expectations by 1 or 2 days for certain mail that needs to travel longer distances. If you're shipping something within 139 miles, you can expect it to take 2 days. For anything traveling up to 930 miles, expect 3-day shipping. Times go up to 4 or 5 days for anything over 930 miles traveled. Officials say most mail will be unaffected, but they recommend planning ahead and sending first class mail early, if it has to travel far distances.” Leave it to the government to define “improving service” as actually lowering standards of service. CWWI: Did you know that more than 75% of those raised in evangelical, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches don't pursue any kind of Christian higher education? Surprising isn't it. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute is seeking to provide a new, exciting, and affordable option for Christians. Our mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping our students in a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Our low-cost full-time program offers integrative course modules, internships, and mentoring so our students can finish debt-free with vocational preparation, a robust faith, and financial potential to build strong godly families and homes rooted in their communities and churches long-term. Our program is offered face-to-face in beautiful Southern Illinois or remotely, anywhere you are. Visit our website at www.cornerstonework.org to find out more about enrolling. Fauci on Face the Nation: Can we gather for Christmas? Play Clip: Crazy Aussie Bureaucrat: Play Clip: Virus surge hits New England despite high vaccination rates https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-health-pandemics-vermont-d25aae90b2dda65b3d1c2c0d5d00156c?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow “Despite having the highest vaccination rates in the country, there are constant reminders for most New England states of just how vicious the delta variant of COVID-19 is. Hospitals across the region are seeing full intensive care units and staff shortages are starting to affect care. Public officials are pleading with the unvaccinated to get the shots. Health care workers are coping with pent-up demand for other kinds of care that had been delayed by the pandemic. “I think it's clearly frustrating for all of us,” said Michael Pieciak, the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation who monitors COVID-19 statistics for the state. “We want kids to be safe in school, we want parents not to have to worry about their child's education and health.” Even though parts of New England are seeing record case counts, hospitalizations and deaths that rival pre-vaccine peaks, largely among the unvaccinated, the region hasn't seen the impact the delta variant wave has wrought on other parts of the country. According to statistics from The Associated Press, the five states with the highest percentage of a fully vaccinated population are all in New England, with Vermont leading, followed by Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. New Hampshire is 10th. According to the AP data, full vaccination rates across the six New England states range from a high of 69.4% in Vermont to 61.5% in New Hampshire. Despite the relatively high vaccination rates — the U.S. as a whole is averaging 55.5% — there are still hundreds of thousands of people across the region who, for one reason or another, remain unvaccinated and vulnerable to infection. Now, a Rhode Island official said he didn't think the 70% vaccination goal, once touted as the level that would help end the pandemic in the state, is enough. “What we've learned with delta and looking beyond delta, is because that's where our focus is as well, to really reach those levels of vaccination, to give you that true population level protection, you need to be in excess of 90%,” said Tom McCarthy, the executive director of the Rhode Island Department of Health COVID Response Unit.” Note what the AP article goes on to say: “Head of UMass Memorial Health, the largest health system in central Massachusetts, said recently that regional hospitals were seeing nearly 20 times more COVID-19 patients than in June and there isn't an ICU bed to spare. Case counts in Vermont, which has continually boasted about high vaccination and low hospitalization and death rates, are the highest during the pandemic. Hospitalizations are approaching the pandemic peak from last winter and September was Vermont's second-deadliest month during the pandemic. On Sept. 22, Maine had nearly 90 people in intensive care units, a pandemic peak for the state. Maine also recently passed 1,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.” Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Conference next fall. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless

    Daily News Brief for Friday, October 1, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 13:48

    There are no legitimate religious exemptions. This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Friday, October 1, 2021. AD: Did you know that more than 75% of those raised in evangelical, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches don't pursue any kind of Christian higher education? Surprising isn't it. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute is seeking to provide a new, exciting, and affordable option for Christians. Our mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping our students in a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Our low-cost full-time program offers integrative course modules, internships, and mentoring so our students can finish debt-free with vocational preparation, a robust faith, and financial potential to build strong godly families and homes rooted in their communities and churches long-term. Our program is offered face-to-face in beautiful Southern Illinois or remotely, anywhere you are. Visit our website at www.cornerstonework.org to find out more about enrolling. Don't Make it Harder On Your Co-Workers Play Audio: Gov. Kathy Hochul is apparently now an expert on world religions. Also, apparently the courts are experts on world religions. Or at least they will be telling world religions what they may or may not believe. This is why incidentally, there is no such thing as nuetrality. There is no place in the universe that you can stand that is not charged with morality. There is no place in this universe where you can pretend that there is no God, or that Jesus did not rise from the dead. To pretend such a monstrosity is to be evil. It is to be immoral. When Christians say that it is OK for the public square to be agnostic about God or religion, we are saying that it is OK for the public square to pretend that there is no God, that Jesus did not rise from the dead, and we are still in our sins. But if it's OK do that in the public square, then you have just handed the keys of the car of civilization to the drunkard at the wheel. He is drunk. He's insane. The fool says in his heart there is no God. The other thing is that you cannot really banish God. You never actually banish religion. You merely replace one religion with another. And so Kathy Hochul and the rest of our political elites are quickly becoming our new priestly class, telling us what is or is not religious or a legitimate religious exemption. No, Jesus is Lord, and all authority in heaven and on earth comes directly and personally from Jesus. This includes the authority of fathers and mothers, the family government to protect the health and well-being of themselves and those under their care. When the civil government demands a certain course of action with regard to health, with no clear emergency necessity, it oversteps its authority, and individuals and families are fully within their rights to insist on exemptions from their pagan scientism. We don't worship that false god of the state. And of course, if an individual desires to get the vaccine, he or she is free to do so, but care must be taken to clearly communicate that you don't believe that false religion. Speaking of false religions… Chinese President Xi Jinping Says that Democracy is not a special right but the common right of all humans. Play Audio The irony here is pretty thick. It's hilarious, if it weren't so sad. The communist dictator of China is saying that democracy is not just a special right for a few but it is the common right and value of all humanity. The communist dictator. He also said that Tiananmen Square Massacre was a delightful tea party and would anyone like a biscuit? Remember, this is the same Communist Dictator who has imprisoned Pastor Wang Yi for 10 years for refusing to submit to the authority of the Chinese government over the church. Likewise, the Uigars have been and as far as we know are still being harassed and persecuted. And Hong Kong has been brutally taken over. Democracy is a common value to all humans. But apparently by democracy the Chinese communist dictator means whatever the ruling class says is good for you is what you meant to pick. And if you disagree too loudly, you will go to jail. Play audio: 0:02-0:45 Special jail for journalists. Slow? Jail. Too high prices for sweaters? Jail. Undercook, overcook? Jail. We have the best patients in the world, because of jail. We have the best democracy in the world. Because of jail. Angelo Codevilla Died on Sept. 20 Said this about Democracy back in 2021 Play 0:21-1:32 Democracy simply reflects the “Demos.” “Educated incapacity” -- this is what we are suffering under, “educated incapacity.” What do Gov. Hochul and Dictator Xi JinPing have in common? Educated incapacity. Psalm of the Day: Psalm 99 Play audio: 0:00-1:10 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conferences, club members have access to all the talks and lots more. Join today and have a great day.

    Daily News Brief for Thursday, September 30, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021

    The workers who keep global supply chains moving are warning of a 'system collapse' https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/09/29/business/supply-chain-workers/index.html Ad: Did you know that more than 75% of those raised in evangelical, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches don't pursue any kind of Christian higher education? Surprising isn't it. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute is seeking to provide a new, exciting, and affordable option for Christians. Their mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping students in a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Their low-cost full-time program offers integrative course modules, internships, and mentoring so students can finish debt-free with vocational preparation, a robust faith, and financial potential to build strong godly families and homes rooted in their communities and churches long-term. Their program is offered face-to-face in beautiful Southern Illinois or remotely, anywhere you are. Visit our website at www.cornerstonework.org to find out more about enrolling. FedEx rerouting more than 600K packages a day because of labor shortages https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/fedex-rerouting-packages-daily-labor-shortage A Florida BBQ restaurant shut down after being left with just 4 employees. 'No one wants to work,' its owner said. https://www.businessinsider.com/labor-shortage-staff-florida-restaurant-winter-park-closed-jobs-economy-2021-9 Massachusetts State Police troopers will resign over mandatory COVID vaccine mandate, union says https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-mandate-massachusetts-state-police-resign/ Home prices surge 19.7% annually in July, book fourth straight month of record gains Prices are 43.7% above 2006 peak https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/case-shiller-home-price-index-july-2021

    Daily News Brief for Wednesday, September 29, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 17:15


    Gretta Thunburg has an amazing rebuke: Roll Clip: https://gab.com/disclosetv/posts/107010196038125759 CWWI: Did you know that more than 75% of those raised in evangelical, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches don't pursue any kind of Christian higher education? Surprising isn't it. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute is seeking to provide a new, exciting, and affordable option for Christians. Our mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping our students in a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Our low-cost full-time program offers integrative course modules, internships, and mentoring so our students can finish debt-free with vocational preparation, a robust faith, and financial potential to build strong godly families and homes rooted in their communities and churches long-term. Our program is offered face-to-face in beautiful Southern Illinois or remotely, anywhere you are. Visit our website at www.cornerstonework.org to find out more about enrolling. Idaho State Treasurer Sounds Alarm on Biden Administration Push for Banks to Report Transactions Over $600 to IRS https://www.bigcountrynewsconnection.com/idaho/idaho-state-treasurer-sounds-alarm-on-biden-administration-push-for-banks-to-report-transactions-over/article_0645acc8-1d3e-11ec-973f-af8093e9f8a7.html According to Big Country News: “Idaho's State Treasurer is sounding the alarm on a controversial move by the Biden Administration. Under the guise of closing the ‘tax gap,' the Biden Administration and congressional allies are attempting to push through a new reporting requirement in which financial institutions would report customer transactions to the Internal Revenue Service. A release from Idaho State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth's office says the proposal would "turn every American's local bank, credit union and payment provider into an IRS agent, monitoring and reporting on deposits and withdrawals made in private accounts--at a threshold of as little as $600." Idaho State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth joined other State Treasurers, Auditors and Financial Officers in sending a letter to President Biden and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen expressing opposition to the proposal. They wrote, “Simply put, this is a direct assault on all Americans of all economic demographics and includes all business and personal accounts.” This surveillance dragnet will capture every single American--from all income levels--with a bank, credit union, brokerage or financial account. This includes individual and business accounts, including Main Street businesses of all types, according Ellsworth. This indiscriminate data collection would subject law-abiding Americans to further IRS scrutiny and exacerbate privacy concerns. The IRS already holds troves of private data on Americans, including taxable income, charitable contributions, retirement savings, health care expenses, addresses, personal contact information and more, according to the release. "Not only is this proposal a huge violation of privacy, it is an egregious abuse of Americans' right to due process by inferring all U.S. taxpayers are guilty of evading taxes until proven otherwise. Suppose you transfer $15,000 from your savings to your checking account to make a large purchase you have spent years saving for, like a wedding, car or home down payment. Your financial institution would be required to report the withdrawal and deposit to the IRS, possibly triggering an audit--despite having done nothing improper or illegal. Any ensuing IRS activity would presume you guilty until proven innocent," said Ellsworth.” Tucker Carlson: Is God Dead/Psalm Sing Arrest Classy Artist Box: "Next, I want to tell our homeschool listeners about Classy Artist Box. It is a company created by a Christian art teacher who sends you everything you need to create four art projects each month. You can use their written instructions and video lessons to help guide you through each project. In addition to the four new projects each month, you'll also have access to two and a half years worth of video lessons to enjoy as a member. Each type of subscription will cover a range of art media throughout the year, which means you have your art curricular needs covered. For 30% off of your first subscription order, use code CROSS30. To see more, check out www.ClassyArtistBox.com. ‘Biden Lied': President Blasted After Top Generals Directly Contradict What Biden Said About Afghanistan https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-lied-president-blasted-after-top-generals-directly-contradict-what-biden-said-about-afghanistan Remember with Resident Biden was interviewed by George Stephanopoulos's on August 19th to defend his decision to recklessly yank all our troops out of Afghanistan? Well Geroge actually pressed Biden regarding on this very point: STEPHANOPOULOS: So no one told — your military advisors did not tell you, ‘No, we should just keep 2,500 troops. It's been a stable situation for the last several years. We can do that. We can continue to do that'? BIDEN: No. No one said that to me that I can recall. Look, George, the reason why it's been stable for a year is because the last president said, ‘We're leaving. And here's the deal I wanna make with you, Taliban. We're agreeing to leave if you agree not to attack us between now and the time we leave on May the 1st.' Well according to the Daily Wire: “on Tuesday after top U.S. military leaders, testifying in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, directly contradicted what Biden told the American public during an interview over the summer amidst the U.S.'s withdrawal from Afghanistan.” Roll clip: I hate to do this to you, but I to turn the News Brief COVID: Sage Steele says she only took vaccine because of ESPN's 'sick' and 'scary' mandate https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/public-global-health/574306-espns-sage-steele-says-she-only-took-vaccine-because?rl=1 “ESPN anchor Sage Steele said she only got the COVID-19 vaccine because of her company's mandate, which she described as "sick" and "scary." During an appearance on "Uncut with Jay Cutler," Steele told the former NFL quarterback that she ultimately got the vaccine so she wouldn't be removed from programming. Steele noted that she had until the end of September to get vaccinated. “I didn't want to do it,” Steele told Cutler. “But I work for a company that mandates it, and I had until Sept. 30 to get it done, or I'm out.” Steele said while she respects people's decisions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, it was an emotional choice for her. “I respect everyone's decision. I really do. But to mandate it is sick, and it's scary to me in many ways,” Steele told Cutler. Steele has previously drawn criticism for mocking mask mandates. Responding to statistics showing that more children have been shot in Chicago than died of COVID-19, she wrote, "But yes -- let's keep masking up our children!"” Biden says up to 98% of Americans need COVID vaccine before we can return to 'normal' life https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-98-percent-of-americans-need-vaccine-normal-life?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook “Long removed from the days of "two weeks to slow the spread," President Joe Biden claimed Monday that nearly every American will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before life can return to "normal." In other words, the goalposts have shifted yet again. While Biden was getting his COVID booster shot — which is recommended for the 78-year-old president — at the White House, a reporter asked him what percentage of Americans must get vaccinated before normal life returns. Biden responded by saying as much as 98% of the country — but said it certainly can't be 75%. "Well, look, I think we get the vast majority— like is going on in so many — some industries and some schools — 96, 97, 98%," Biden said. "I think we're getting awful close. But I'm not the scientist." "But one thing for certain: A quarter of the country can't go unvaccinated and us not continue to have a problem," the president declared.” Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Conference next fall. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless


    Daily News Brief for Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 19:14

    Fed signals plan to pull back economic support even as virus looms https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/22/federal-reserve-pulls-back-support-economy-513618 Latin American Migration, Once Limited to a Few Countries, Turns Into a Mass Exodus https://apple.news/AFlG8ehY3RniI2WzOT0s8kg Liquor Shortages Caused By The COVID-19 Pandemic Persist In Some States https://www.npr.org/2021/09/22/1039600464/liquor-shortages-covid-19-pennsylvania-virginia-ration-alcohol Soda Shortages in the UK https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/soda-shortage-may-hit-britain Black Lives Matter Is Threatening An ‘Uprising' Against ‘Racist' Vaccine Mandates https://thefederalist.com/2021/09/22/black-lives-matter-is-threatening-an-uprising-against-racist-vaccine-mandates/ Ad: Darkness resides not only in the heart of man, but physical darkness is a daily reality. Recently an off duty officer shot someone he thought was an intruder -- it was actually his adult son. Most mistaken shootings happen in the dark; we are legally and morally required to identify our targets. This is why Shan and his team at Werkz specialize in concealed carry holsters for pistols with lights. They believe every defensive pistol should have a light and a holster. They currently offer holsters for 1,274 pistol and light combinations, plus can help outfit your pistol with a light. Use their holster finder at Werkz.com/CrossPolitic and be prepared to defend day and night. Uma Thurman Reveals She Had an Abortion at 15 in Emotional Column Against Texas Law: ‘My Darkest Secret Until Now'

    Daily News Brief for Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 17:44

    Dime Payments is a Christian owned processing payment business. Every business needs a payment process system, so please go to https://dimepayments.com/flf and sign your business up. Working with them supports us. They wont cancel you, like Stripe canceled President Trump. They wont cancel you, like Mailchimp canceled the Babylon Bee. Check them out. At least have a phone call and tell them that CrossPolitic sent you. Go to https://dimepayments.com/flf. https://flfnetwork.com/flf-edu/ Two classes: Life is Hardy Har Hard: A Comedy Workshop for Christians Christian Faith and Technology - Dr. Thomas Price Faith Is No Protected Harbor, NAR Guidelines In Controversial Hate Speech Coverage Nationwide Affiliation of Realtors Skilled Requirements Committee voted on case interpretations of a new coverage in opposition to hate speech: The coverage, Commonplace of Observe 10-5, reads as follows: “Realtors should not use harassing speech, hate speech, epithets, or slurs based mostly on race, colour, faith, intercourse, handicap, familial standing, nationwide origin, sexual orientation, or gender id.” Case No. 10-9 spurred essentially the most dialogue by far, each throughout the discussion board and throughout the committee assembly. That case interpretation reads: “Realtor A was a preacher in his native church, and said earlier than a bunch of congregants, “Lesbians and Homosexuals are murderers in line with the scriptures!” One of many congregants filed an ethics grievance in opposition to Realtor A, alleging this assertion violated Article 10 as interpreted by Commonplace of Observe 10-5. The complainant argued in his grievance that Realtor A's assertion constituted hate speech. The native Affiliation's Grievance Committee reviewed the grievance, and forwarded it for a listening to. On the listening to, the complainant argued that Realtor A's assertion constituted hate speech as a result of the remarks have been objectively insulting and offensive, and since the speech was based mostly on sexual orientation, a protected class below the Code of Ethics. Realtor A testified that his assertion was based mostly on his interpretation of the Biblical scripture, and that his teachings have been designed to assist his congregants perceive the true teachings of God. The Listening to Panel discovered Realtor A in violation of Article 10, noting that the complainant's testimony had offered clear, sturdy and convincing proof that Realtor A's assertion was “meant to insult, offend or intimidate,” and that it was “disparaging or abusive,” as defined by Appendix XII to Half 4 of the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Guide. The complainant's testimony additionally offered clear, sturdy, and convincing proof that the alleged speech was based mostly on one of many protected lessons below Article 10, sexual orientation.” Idaho directs $10M in relief dollars to hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients https://www.khq.com/news/idaho-directs-10m-in-relief-dollars-to-hospitals-overwhelmed-with-covid-19-patients/article_8a1420b6-1afa-11ec-8399-8f07b00843d5.html Governor Brad Little announced Tuesday that the state will direct an additional $10 million in relief funds to address the growing needs in hospitals who are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. “We have taken many steps to preserve access to healthcare during the pandemic, and this latest round of support will help ease the burden on our hospitals and healthcare heroes right now,” Gov. Little said. Here is a study that shows ivermectin has potential to treat COVId: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34466270/ From the abstract: Since March 2020, when IVM was first used against a new global scourge, COVID-19, more than 20 randomized clinical trials (RCTs) have tracked such inpatient and outpatient treatments. Six of seven meta-analyses of IVM treatment RCTs reporting in 2021 found notable reductions in COVID-19 fatalities, with a mean 31% relative risk of mortality vs. controls. During mass IVM treatments in Peru, excess deaths fell by a mean of 74% over 30 days in its ten states with the most extensive treatments. Reductions in deaths correlated with the extent of IVM distributions in all 25 states with p < 0.002. Sharp reductions in morbidity using IVM were also observed in two animal models, of SARS-CoV-2 and a related betacoronavirus. The indicated biological mechanism of IVM, competitive binding with SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, is likely non-epitope specific, possibly yielding full efficacy against emerging viral mutant strains. AUS protest:

    Daily News Brief for Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 14:48

    Dirt bikes do not belong in New York City and more. This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Thousands of Haitians Seeking Asylum in Del Rio https://apnews.com/article/health-mexico-texas-caribbean-immigration-56f1f0093039e2a43e128b7ef0015485 AP: More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town, U.S. officials said Monday as they defended a strong response that included immediately expelling migrants to their impoverished Caribbean country and using horse patrols to stop them from entering the town. Calling it a “challenging and heartbreaking situation,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a stark warning: “If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned. Your journey will not succeed, and you will be endangering your life and your family's life.” Mexico was busing Haitian migrants from Ciudad Acuña Sunday evening, according to Luis Angel Urraza, president of the local chamber of commerce. Mexico's immigration agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But a federal official told The Associated Press on Sunday that the plan was to take the migrants to Monterrey, in northern Mexico, and Tapachula, in the south, with flights to Haiti from those cities to begin in coming days. Mayorkas and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said they would look into agents on horseback using what appeared to be whips and their horses to push back migrants at the river between Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, and Del Rio, Texas, where thousands of migrants remain camped around a bridge. Mayorkas said 600 Homeland Security employees, including from the Coast Guard, have been brought to Del Rio, a city of about 35,000 people roughly 145 miles (230 kilometers) west of San Antonio. He said he has asked the Defense Department for help in what may be one of the swiftest, large-scale expulsions of migrants and refugees from the United States in decades. He also said the U.S. would increase the pace and capacity of flights to Haiti and other countries in the hemisphere. The number of migrants at the bridge peaked at 14,872 on Saturday, said Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, a labor union that represents agents. “When it was reported that were flights going back to Haiti, it got around almost immediately,” he said. “There has been talk that some of them are going to go back (to Mexico) but we have not seen very much movement.” Haitians have been migrating to the U.S. in large numbers from South America for several years, many having left their Caribbean nation after a devastating 2010 earthquake. After jobs dried up from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, many made the dangerous trek by foot, bus and car to the U.S. border, including through the infamous Darien Gap, a Panamanian jungle. Some of the migrants at the Del Rio camp said the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti and the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse make them afraid to return to a country that seems more unstable than when they left. “In Haiti, there is no security,” said Fabricio Jean, a 38-year-old Haitian who arrived in Texas with his wife and two daughters. “The country is in a political crisis.” These really are heart-breaking scenarios. On the one hand, Christians are called to be open-handed and generous with the strangers and foreigners. On the other hand, we are not called to be open-handed foolishly, in a way that destroys our ability our duties, like protecting our families and neighbors from criminals. On the third hand, we have created a hand-out nanny state that invites this kind of mass migration, and on the fourth hand, despite all our problems, America is still a land with a lot more stability and opportunity than many other places. Why? Because there is still a semblance of Christianity here. Do not tell me that Christianity is not political. Christianity creates stable families, businesses, and nations. But we are fast throwing all of that away. Do not think that we cannot become a Haiti. Mayor Deblasio Has a Message: If You Have a Dirt Bike in NYC, It Will Be Crushed. https://twitter.com/NYCMayor/status/1438664600053063683?s=20 Play Audio I can't believe this is real. Somebody please tell me this is a parody, a joke. Dirt bikes are dangerous Against the law Some problems are tough to overcome, but other problems you can smash and crush… I'm sorry, but we know what you mean by that. You mean little babies that are inconvenient. You and your other blood-thirsty cronies lit up the empire state building pink to celebrate it. This is hilarious and hilariously foolish. SF Mayor Explains Why She Did Not Follow Her Own Mask Mandate: https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1439969764852572170?s=20 Play Audio I've been feeling the spirit since this whole charade began. Speaking of the Spirit, we need a psalm of the day Psalm of the Day: Psalm 8 Play audio: 0:00-1:09 Out of the mouths of infants, God has ordained strength, to silence the enemy and avenger. Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conferences, club members have access to all the talks and lots more. Join today and have a great day.

    Daily News Brief for Monday, September 20, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 14:28

    Democrats Fundraising at Record-Breaking Pace Ahead of Midterms https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-20/democrats-fundraising-at-record-breaking-pace-ahead-of-midterms Picking Embryos With Best Health Odds Sparks New DNA Debate https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/picking-embryos-with-best-health-odds-sparks-new-dna-debate-1.1653639 Ad: Darkness resides not only in the heart of man, but physical darkness is a daily reality. Recently an off duty officer shot someone he thought was an intruder -- it was actually his adult son. Most mistaken shootings happen in the dark; we are legally and morally required to identify our targets. This is why Shan and his team at Werkz specialize in concealed carry holsters for pistols with lights. They believe every defensive pistol should have a light and a holster. They currently offer holsters for 1,274 pistol and light combinations, plus can help outfit your pistol with a light. Use their holster finder at Werkz.com/CrossPolitic and be prepared to defend day and night. Study: COVID recovery gave Israelis longer-lasting Delta defense than vaccines The variant was 27 times more likely to break through Pfizer protection from January-February and cause symptoms than it was to penetrate natural immunity from the same period https://www.timesofisrael.com/study-covid-recovery-gave-israelis-longer-lasting-delta-defense-than-vaccines/ Biden Pursues New Regulation To Protect Workers From Extreme Heat Employers would be obligated to follow the rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration under the threat of fine. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/white-house-pursues-new-regulation-to-protect-workers-from-extreme-heat_n_61489c70e4b0efa77f83203b Classy Artist Box: "Next, I want to tell our homeschool listeners about Classy Artist Box. It is a company created by a Christian art teacher who sends you everything you need to create four art projects each month. You can use their written instructions and video lessons to help guide you through each project. In addition to the four new projects each month, you'll also have access to two and a half years worth of video lessons to enjoy as a member. Each type of subscription will cover a range of art media throughout the year, which means you have your art curricular needs covered. For 30% off of your first subscription order, use code CROSS30. To see more, check out www.ClassyArtistBox.com . Your credit score may soon depend on your web history https://www.yahoo.com/now/credit-score-may-soon-depend-130000431.html

    Daily News Brief for Friday, September 17, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 14:26

    Daily News Brief for Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 17:54


    TIME 100 has arrived! Time 100 revealed: Harry and Meghan, Britney Spears, Simone Biles, Dolly Parton make 2021 list The Time 100 list has arrived… Yea…. The magazine unveiled its annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year Wednesday morning, honoring such celebrities as Tracee Ellis Ross, Steven Yeun, and others… The outlet also released its seven worldwide covers, which feature Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan , gymnast Simone Biles, actor Kate Winslet, singer-songwriter Billie Eilish, Harry, who celebrates his 37th birthday today , and Meghan, who just turned 40 , were praised by Time for "springing into action" and using their platform for good. The newly-engaged Britney Spears , who had been making headlines for months amid her ongoing conservatorship battle, also made the list, Another person who made the cut was Biles, the most decorated active gymnast in the world and a survivor of sexual abuse by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar . Star tennis player Serena Williams wrote for Time that Biles Country music superstar Dolly Parton, who helped fund Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine with a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt researchers , also made the list. Time 100 honoree Scarlett Johansson also had a busy 2021, welcoming her first child with "SNL" star and husband Colin Jost The print issue of the Time 100 hits newsstands Friday… Paper ball… Amazon boosts hourly pay to over $18, to hire 125,000 workers https://www.reuters.com/business/amazon-hire-125000-workers-pay-hourly-wages-18-2021-09-14/ Texas Hospital Faces Closure Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: CEO https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-hospital-faces-closure-over-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-ceo_3998746.html Nicki Minaj's COVID Vaccine Side Effect Claims False, Says Trinidad & Tobago Minister https://www.newsweek.com/nicki-minajs-covid-vaccine-side-effect-claims-false-says-trinidad-tobago-minister-1629553 Dr. Ryan cole says he's seeing a '20 times increase' of cancer in vaccinated patients On March 18, Dr. Ryan Cole, a board-certified pathologist and owner and operator of a diagnostics lab, reported to the public in a video produced by Idaho state government's “Capitol Clarity” project, that he is seeing a massive ‘uptick' in various autoimmune diseases and cancers in patients who have been vaccinated. New York Governor Declares Mask Mandate for 2-Year-Olds https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2021/09/15/new-york-returns-to-mask-insanity-n2595964


    Daily News Brief for Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 13:15


    Military Coup? I agree with Fauci? Finally a comedian with a backbone, but first: Our Fight Laugh Feast Conference was last week, and it went off like one of Choc Knox's shotgun blast. It was so good to see everybody, fellowship, sing some Psalms, drink some delicious local beer, and watch the kids jump on the bouncy castles. There is no rest for the weary around here and so we are actively planning our next conference for Tennessee at the end of September/October 2022. So stay tune for details. Now if you are not a club member, this should push you over the edge: Besides supporting our efforts (and these efforts need some serious support) to engage culture, take over mainstream media, and fight the liberals and RINOs bent on destroying America, you will also get access to all the conference talks from the Politics of Sex conference in the club portal. So, I dont think you need anymore convincing, just head on over to FightLaughFeast.com to join today! I agree with this Fauci: https://twitter.com/robbystarbuck/status/1437601768217747457?s=20 “If you don't get vax, you will die” https://notthebee.com/article/north-carolina-doctor-in-a-regional-hospital-marketing-meeting-asks-to-inflate-covid-numbers-to-be-more-scary-to-the-public-in-order-to-increase-vaccination-numbers Comedian Jim Breuer won't perform at venues requiring vaccinations https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/572113-comedian-jim-breuer-wont-perform-at-venues-requiring According to the Hill: “Comedian Jim Breuer says he's "absolutely not" performing shows at venues that require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations, calling the public health measures "segregation."” Video: 1:15 https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=244783007558791&ref=watch_permalink&t=7 COUP: General Milley Secretly Pledged to Warn Chinese Communist Party if Trump Planned a Strike. According to the National Pulse: “Through secret backchannels unbeknownst to then-President Donald Trump, General Mark Milley informed leaders from the Chinese Communist Party and Democratic Party that he would not carry out “any kind” of military action ordered by Trump. The revelations represent a stunning admission of an effective coup d'etat at the top of the U.S. government, with U.S. officials colluding with the Chinese Communist Party in order to limit Donald Trump's powers. On the first call on October 30th, 2020, just four days before the U.S. election, Milley assured his Chinese Communist Party friends that the U.S. would not attack China: “General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we're going to attack, I'm going to call you ahead of time. It's not going to be a surprise,” he added. “Li took the chairman at his word,” The Washington Post notes. As The New York Times recounts: Later that day, General Milley spoke to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was growing increasing concerned Mr. Trump would lash out and use military force. “This is bad, but who knows what he might do?” Ms. Pelosi said. “He's crazy. You know he's crazy. He's been crazy for a long time. So don't say you don't know what his state of mind is.” “Madam Speaker,” General Milley said, “I agree with you on everything.” General Milley, who as the president's top military adviser is not in the chain of command, tried to reassure Ms. Pelosi that he could stop Mr. Trump. “The one thing I can guarantee is that as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, I want you to know that — I want you to know this in you heart of hearts, I can guarantee you 110 percent that the military, use of military power, whether it's nuclear or a strike in a foreign country of any kind, we're not going to do anything illegal or crazy,” he said. “Well,” Ms. Pelosi said, “what do you mean, illegal or crazy?” “I can give you my word,” General Milley said. “The best I can do is give you my word and I'm going to prevent anything like that in the United States military.” And according to Jack Posobiec, he tweeted this out: “BREAKING: Several Pentagon officers present in Milley's secret meeting are willing to testify against him under oath, per WH official” Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Conference next fall. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless


    Daily News Brief for Tuesday, September 14, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 15:00

    This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Tuesday, September 14, 2021. COVID hospitalization Numbers May Not Mean What People Think They Mean https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/09/covid-hospitalization-numbers-can-be-misleading/620062/ David Zweig at the Atlantic writes about a new study just out examining COVID hospitalization numbers. For months, many have assumed that “hospitalization numbers provide a more stable and reliable gauge of the pandemic's true toll, in terms of severe disease. But a new, nationwide study of hospitalization records… suggests that the meaning of this gauge can easily be misinterpreted—and that it has been shifting over time. If you want to make sense of the number of COVID hospitalizations at any given time, you need to know how sick each patient actually is. Until now, that's been almost impossible to suss out. The federal government requires hospitals to report every patient who tests positive for COVID, yet the overall tallies of COVID hospitalizations, made available on various state and federal dashboards and widely reported on by the media, do not differentiate based on severity of illness. Some patients need extensive medical intervention, such as getting intubated. Others require supplemental oxygen or administration of the steroid dexamethasone. But there are many COVID patients in the hospital with fairly mild symptoms, too, who have been admitted for further observation on account of their comorbidities, or because they reported feeling short of breath. Another portion of the patients in this tally are in the hospital for something unrelated to COVID, and discovered that they were infected only because they were tested upon admission. How many patients fall into each category has been a topic of much speculation. In August, researchers from Harvard Medical School, Tufts Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System decided to find out. Researchers have tried to get at similar questions before. For two separate studies published in May, doctors in California read through several hundred charts of pediatric patients, one by one, to figure out why, exactly, each COVID-positive child had been admitted to the hospital. Did they need treatment for COVID, or was there some other reason for admission, like cancer treatment or a psychiatric episode, and the COVID diagnosis was merely incidental? According to the researchers, 40 to 45 percent of the hospitalizations that they examined were for patients in the latter group. The authors of the paper out this week took a different tack to answer a similar question, this time for adults. Instead of meticulously looking at why a few hundred patients were admitted to a pair of hospitals, they analyzed the electronic records for nearly 50,000 COVID hospital admissions at the more than 100 VA hospitals across the country. Then they checked to see whether each patient required supplemental oxygen or had a blood oxygen level below 94 percent. (The latter criterion is based on the National Institutes of Health definition of “severe COVID.”) If either of these conditions was met, the authors classified that patient as having moderate to severe disease; otherwise, the case was considered mild or asymptomatic. The study found that from March 2020 through early January 2021—before vaccination was widespread, and before the Delta variant had arrived—the proportion of patients with mild or asymptomatic disease was 36 percent. From mid-January through the end of June 2021, however, that number rose to 48 percent. In other words, the study suggests that roughly half of all the hospitalized patients showing up on COVID-data dashboards in 2021 may have been admitted for another reason entirely, or had only a mild presentation of disease. This increase was even bigger for vaccinated hospital patients, of whom 57 percent had mild or asymptomatic disease. But unvaccinated patients have also been showing up with less severe symptoms, on average, than earlier in the pandemic: The study found that 45 percent of their cases were mild or asymptomatic since January 21… [The author suggests that the increase in mild case hospitalizations correlates with the widespread vaccination of the public…] … the study also demonstrates that hospitalization rates for COVID, as cited by journalists and policy makers, can be misleading, if not considered carefully. Clearly many patients right now are seriously ill. We also know that overcrowding of hospitals by COVID patients with even mild illness can have negative implications for patients in need of other care. At the same time, this study suggests that COVID hospitalization tallies can't be taken as a simple measure of the prevalence of severe or even moderate disease, because they might inflate the true numbers by a factor of two. “As we look to shift from cases to hospitalizations as a metric to drive policy and assess level of risk to a community or state or country,” Doron told me, referring to decisions about school closures, business restrictions, mask requirements, and so on, “we should refine the definition of hospitalization. Those patients who are there with rather than from COVID don't belong in the metric.” WA State Troopers & Other Workers Sue Over Vaxx Mandates https://www.khq.com/politics/wa-state-troopers-other-workers-sue-over-vaccine-mandate/article_f957901b-2ae4-507b-bdb5-380612564ac1.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social KHQ News: Washington state troopers, prison correctional officers, ferry workers and other public sector employees have filed a lawsuit to try to overturn Gov. Jay Inslee's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The Northwest News Network reports the lawsuit filed by more than 90 workers on Friday in Walla Walla County says the mandate is unlawful and unconstitutional. The lawsuit says the penalty of being fired for not getting the vaccine is “arbitrary and capricious,” especially for employees who can work from home or have natural immunity from having previously contracted COVID-19. An Inslee spokesperson, Mike Faulk, said the office had not yet reviewed the lawsuit, but added: “We know these vaccine requirements are legal and essential for saving lives.” Inslee issued his vaccine mandate last month. It requires most state employees, on-site contractors and volunteers, as well as private health care and long-term care workers, to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18. Inslee later expanded the mandate to include workers in educational settings from preschool through higher education. While Inslee did not offer a testing alternative in lieu of the vaccine, workers subject to the mandate can apply for religious or medical exemptions. Previously, the Washington Federation of State Employees sued to delay the implementation of the governor's order. However, the union later reached an agreement with the Inslee administration, which was ratified last week by the membership. FBI Fires Lead Agent in Gov. Whitmer Sting https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/fbi-fires-lead-agent-gov-whitmer-kidnapping-case The FBI agent credited with thwarting the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been fired from the agency after domestic violence allegations were levied against him. According to The Detroit News, Special Agent Richard Trask was fired last week while awaiting trial on charges of assault with intent to do bodily harm and allegations that he beat his wife's head against a nightstand following an argument caused by a swingers party they attended. The firing of the law enforcement officer comes amid questions concerning potential misconduct by the FBI during the kidnapping investigation, and whether as many as 12 informants were driving the alleged conspiracy. Trask was dropped as a witness for the FBI following comments he made on social media calling former President Donald a “douchebag” and other things… The arrest and subsequent firing come as defense lawyers representing the accused attempted kidnappers began planning their legal strategy, which includes attacking the credibility of the FBI agents involved in the case. The defense team also plans on alleging the FBI informants, including Trask, entrapped the defendants. The trial will not be conducted until December at the earliest, and the defense team may still attempt to call Trask as a witness despite the FBI dismissing him for the prosecution. All Eyes on California Tuesday for the Recall Election… Psalm of the Day: He Will Rejoice Zeph. 3:17 Play: 0:00-1:09 The Lord You God is in your midst| The Mighty One will save He will rejoice over you with gladness He will quiet you with His song He will rejoice over you with singing He will rejoice over you with His song Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conferences, club members have access to all the talks and lots more. Join today and have a great day.

    Daily News Brief for Friday, September 3, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 12:11


    “Hands off our bodies, my body is my own”… and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Friday, September 3, 2021. But first, have you become a CrossPolitic Club Member? First off, this is the best way you can support this newsbrief and rowdy Christian media. We believe that Jesus is Lord of all, and that means He is Lord of the public square, politics, economics, foreign policy, criminal law, and everything in between. Our goal is grow the Fight Laugh Feast Network into a full-blown Audio/Video Network that takes the whole Bible and applies it to all of life. That's what we mean by rowdy. Not that we don't have any manners, but just that in this crazy world, if you actually believe that we should obey Jesus when it comes to COVID regulations and eviction moratoriums and Afghan crises, well you'll get accused of being uncouth. If you haven't been paying attention, we'll be just outside of Nashville, Tennessee in Lebanon next week for the Fight Laugh Feast Conference. There's still room, if you're one of those last minute homeschooling road-trippers, but in the off chance you can't make it, all of the talks and some of the breakout sessions will be live-streamed for club members. So why not join today? Go to flfnetwork.com and click join. A Texas Abortion Law Went Into Effect Yesterday and the Left Is in a Complete Panic I believe this is one of the chants the prophets of Baal used on Mt. Carmel Play Audio Sounds coming from the Texas Statehouse on Wednesday after the Supreme Court Declined to grant an emergency injunction Tuesday allowing the Texas law to go into effect on September 1. The law is ingenious in that simply makes abortions after heartbeats are detected around 6 weeks illegal and allows for a minimum of $10,000 per infraction, but prohibits the state from enforcing the law and instead leaves that to private citizens. Thus, the Supreme Court's majority argued they could not provide an injuction for something that the state and no identifiable private citizen had actually come forward with intention to sue anyone. Meanwhile abortion clinics in Texas sought to fill up as much judgment as they could for themselves on Tuesday night, conducting murders until midnight, but then apparently immediately ceased from their blood-letting and leaders from the Left all announced the end of Roe v. Wade. https://dailycaller.com/2021/09/02/critics-blame-ginsburg-texas-abortion-law-supreme-court/ Smelling all the blood, Critics on the left took aim at one of their own --the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away in September of 2020, saying that she should have retired while former President Barack Obama was in office and had a majority in the Senate. That would have ensured that Obama would choose her replacement rather than former President Donald Trump, who replaced Ginsburg just before the 2020 presidential election with Justice Amy Coney Barrett. The theory was that one more left-leaning judge might have made the difference on the Texas law before it was allowed to take effect on Sept. 1. One angry leftist tweeted: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's categorical refusal to retire brought us here. So thanks you old dead white bitch. But all panic on the left is actually quite puzzling. Isn't this just another heartbeat law with some fancy enforcement language? I'm scratching my head wondering why they don't just bulldoze through the law. It's really intriguing actually. Why not keep doing abortions and wait for the first lawsuit to come and then appeal it in court? What am I missing? This feels almost supernatural. I mean, is there some group of grandmothers gathered for prayer in Texas, and now the liberals are terrified to mess with this Texas? And I'm actually very serious. It feels like that. Or is this the moment in the story where all the screaming and blood-letting of the prophets of Baal just doesn't look so powerful anymore? And for what it's worth, when Reformation comes, it will be something like that. It won't be a perfect abolitionist bill that gets passed, it will be a duct-tape covered ark that doesn't sink because there are angels holding it up. We're at the point in the story where Elijah calls for more water to be poured on the altar in the middle of a three-year drought. More water. Because we need God's fire to fall. Speaking of protection:" Let's talk about self defense and firearms. Jesus commanded in Luke 22:36 “he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one”; should we likewise carry a pistol and defend those we love? Shan and his team at Werkz specialize in concealed carry holsters for pistols with lights. They believe defensive pistols should have a light and a holster because violent encounters often happen outside the home, and in the dark. Werkz offers holsters for 1,274 pistol and light combinations, plus can help outfit your pistol with a light. Go to Werkz.com/CrossPolitic and be prepared to defend day and night." Meanwhile, in Australia… The Atlantic reports: “People in South Australia will be forced to download an app that combines facial recognition and geolocation. The State will text them at random times, and thereafter they will have 15 miinutes to take a picture of their face in the location where they are supposed to be. Should they fail, the local police department will be sent to follow up in person. ‘We don't tell them how often or when, on a random basis they have to reply within 15 minutes,' Premier Steven Marshall explained. Rebel News Released Audio of Police Officers in Sidney Apparently plotting to trump up charges on a free-lance journalist Play Audio 2:53-4:17 Psalm of the Day: Chester Let tyrants shake their iron rod, And Slav'ry clank her galling chains, We fear them not, we trust in God, New England's God forever reigns. Howe and Burgoyne and Clinton too, With Prescot and Cornwallis join'd, Together plot our Overthrow, In one Infernal league combin'd. When God inspir'd us for the fight, Their ranks were broke, their lines were forc'd, Their ships were Shatter'd in our sight, Or swiftly driven from our Coast. Play: 0:00-1:18 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conference or Rally, club members have access to all the talks and lots more. Join today and have a great day.


    Daily News Brief for Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 18:50

    Not that who… The World Health Organization…warns new mu coronavirus variant could be more vaccine resistant https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/public-global-health/570353-who-warns-new-mu-variant-could-be-more-vaccine CNN's Kate Bolduan Rips ‘Hypocrisy' of Texas Abortion Law — From Same People Who Oppose Mask Mandates Supreme Court Takes No Action, Texas Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect Jebn Ellis has a little something to say @JennaEllisE "Let's talk about self defense and firearms. Jesus commanded in Luke 22:36 “he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one”; should we likewise carry a pistol and defend those we love? That means yes in greek….Shan and his team at Werkz specialize in concealed carry holsters for pistols with lights. They believe defensive pistols should have a light and a holster because violent encounters often happen outside the home, and in the dark. Werkz offers holsters for 1,274 pistol and light combinations, plus can help outfit your pistol with a light. Go to Werkz.com/CrossPolitic and be prepared to defend day and night." Texas GOP Lawmakers Send Voting Bill to Governor's Desk Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said he plans to sign into law new election restrictions, overcoming Democratic opposition https://www.wsj.com/articles/texas-gop-lawmakers-send-voting-bill-to-governors-desk-11630449811 Social Security Costs Expected to Exceed Total Income in 2021 as Covid-19 Takes Financial Toll https://www.wsj.com/articles/social-security-costs-expected-to-exceed-total-income-in-2021-as-covid-19-takes-financial-toll-11630436193 China's Curbs on Videogames, Celebrity Fandom Seek to Make Kids Tougher https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-videogame-limits-signal-move-to-regulate-private-lives-shape-next-generation-11630437404 "Hey, homeschooler…are you using Classy Artist Box? It is a company created by a Christian art teacher who sends you everything you need to create four art projects each month. You can use their written instructions and video lessons to help guide you through each project. In addition to the four new projects each month, you'll also have access to two and a half years worth of video lessons to enjoy as a member. Each type of subscription will cover a range of art media throughout the year, which means you have your art curricular needs covered. For 30% off of your first subscription order, use code CROSS30. To see more, check out www.ClassyArtistBox.com . Americans Are Stocking Up on Toilet Paper Again…It offically clear we are not going nto make through a zombie appocolyps… https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-are-stocking-up-on-toilet-paper-again-11630431042 Americans Are Stocking Up on Toilet Paper Again P&G has increased production, and some retailers say orders are being limited as demand surges Schools across the country struggle to hire bus drivers amid COVID-19 concerns https://www.cbsnews.com/news/school-bus-driver-shortage-covid-concerns/

    Daily News Brief for Wednesday, September 1, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 16:08

    Daily News Brief for Wednesday September 1st, 2021 Folks we are just a week away from our Fight Laugh Feast Conference in Tennessee...just 8 days! So, if you cannot physically make it to the conference, we still have you covered! Join our club, and we will be living streaming all the talks in our club portal and in our app! So, go to FightLaughFeast.com. This is like saying, we lit a house on fire, and then rescued 40%. An amazing evacuation. American University of Kabul students trying to flee couldn't get to airport https://thehill.com/policy/international/569934-american-university-of-kabul-students-trying-to-flee-couldnt-get-to According to the Hill: “Students and alumni of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) attempting to flee the country found they were unable to enter the Hamid Karzai International Airport, The New York Times reported. According to the Times, current and former students of AUAF gathered a safe house on Sunday and rode on buses to the Kabul airport. However, the were informed after seven hours of waiting for clearance that the airport gates were a security threat and that civilian evacuations would end on Monday, the Times reported. “I regret to inform you that the high command at HKIA in the airport has announced there will be no more rescue flights,” the AUAF administration told students in an email, according to the Times. The group was also told the university had given their names to Taliban militants running checkpoints around the airport, the Times reported. “We are all terrified, there is no evacuation, there is no getting out," a 24-year-old sophomore at AUAF told the Times. AUAF president Ian Bickford left the campus when it was shut down shortly after the Taliban takeover of Kabul along with other foreign staff members. The Times reported that Bickford said he is working with the State Department to ensure the evacuation of over a thousand current and former students, though last week's attack on the airport has complicated this effort. The State Department declined comment, citing privacy concerns for the individuals involved.” Meanwhile: Taliban commit 'house-to-house executions' in Kabul after US exit as chilling audio demonstrates Afghans' fear https://www.foxnews.com/world/taliban-kabul-executions-afghanistan-gunshots-audio?cmpid=fb_fnc Play Audio: According to Fox: “Taliban militants were carrying out "house-to-house executions in Kabul" after the U.S. departure, a senior U.S. source told Fox News Investigative journalist Lara Logan. President Biden did not deny a Politico report, confirmed by Fox News, that U.S. officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of American citizens, green card holders, and Afghan allies in an effort to grant them entry to the airport which resulted in outrage from military officials behind the scenes. The president said "there may have been" such a list. "Basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list," one defense official told Politico. Hours after the departure of U.S. troops, the official Taliban Twitter account celebrated the withdrawal. "The last American soldier left Kabul airport at 9pm Afghan time tonight and our country gained full independence. Thank God and blessings," the Taliban account tweeted. “ This came from, get this: Official Twitter Account of the Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid But Trump's tweets were mean. Plug: " Let's talk about self defense and firearms. Jesus commanded in Luke 22:36 “he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one”; should we likewise carry a pistol and defend those we love? Shan and his team at Werkz specialize in concealed carry holsters for pistols with lights. They believe defensive pistols should have a light and a holster because violent encounters often happen outside the home, and in the dark. Werkz offers holsters for 1,274 pistol and light combinations, plus can help outfit your pistol with a light. Go to Werkz.com/CrossPolitic and be prepared to defend day and night." Israel registers almost 11,000 COVID cases, marking new record https://www.jpost.com/health-and-wellness/israel-registers-almost-11000-cases-in-a-day-marking-new-record-678227 Israel has over 60% vaccination rate, one of the highest in the world (US at 53%), and yet here you go. According to the Jerusalem Post: “Israel registered close to 11,000 COVID-19 cases on Monday, the Health Ministry reported Tuesday, marking a new record since the start of the pandemic. The number of patients in serious condition has remained stable, but with the new school year set to begin on Wednesday, officials fear there will be a further increase in infections. “I expect that morbidity will rise further, but I hope it will not be a new outbreak,” Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash told Channel 12. At least 10,947 new virus carriers were identified on Monday, with 7.65% of people tested returning a positive test. On only one other occasion since the beginning of the pandemic has the country recorded more than 10,000 cases. There were 10,118 on January 18, during the peak of the third wave, the most virulent and deadliest the country experienced.” FDA Does a Bait and Switch with COVID Shots https://lc.org/newsroom/details/082721-fda-does-a-bait-and-switch-with-covid-shots This article come from Liberty Council: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has done a bait and switch by announcing it approved its “first COVID-19 vaccine” in order to push the “vaccine” mandates and protect the Pfizer pharmaceutical company from legal liability. However, there is currently no fully licensed COVID shot on the United States market. Albeit confusing, and probably intentionally so, this summarizes the current status of the Pfizer-BioNTech shots: All existing Pfizer vials (in the hundreds of millions), remain under the federal Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) (meaning people have the “option to accept or refuse”);The third or “booster” Pfizer shot is identical to the above and remains under the EUA with limited use to certain categories of people;BioNTech received FDA approval for people ages 16 and above under the name Comirnaty, but there are no Comirnaty doses available in the United States;In other words, there is currently NO FDA approved COVID-19 injection available anywhere in the United States. Every COVID shot in America remains under the EUA law and thus people have the “option to accept or refuse” them; andEven when an FDA approved COVID shot becomes available, individuals are protected by federal law and many states laws from being forced to get these shots based on their sincere religious beliefs or conscience rights. Despite whether these COVID shots are licensed or not, they cannot be mandatory under Title VII. In general, employee vaccine religious exemption requests must be accommodated, where a reasonable accommodation exists without undue hardship to the employer, pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Many people hold sincere religious beliefs against taking the COVID shots or taking those derived from or which used at any stage of the development aborted fetal cell lines. Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “The FDA has apparently tried to deceive people by issuing its two confusing letters without proper explanation. Despite the FDA's sleight of hand, there is currently no FDA approved COVID shot available in the United States. Even if there were an FDA approved COVID shot available, people still may request that employers, schools, and the military accommodate their sincerely held religious beliefs.” Gabriel Gipe, Public high school teacher at Inderkum High School in Sacramento, CA had this to say about discipling children: Play clip: https://youtu.be/83b_u5V51U8 Kanye, Kirk Cameron lending support to faith-based crowdfunding nature series 'The Riot and the Dance' https://www.christianpost.com/entertainment/first-faith-based-nature-series-the-riot-and-the-dance.html According to the Christian Post: "The Riot and the Dance" is following in the footsteps of “The Chosen" by inviting viewers to invest in bringing to life a nature series that shows creation was intentionally designed by a divine Creator. Dubbing itself the “first high production” nature series, the show specializes in acknowledging God's hand in the beauty of nature. While most mainstream nature series ignore or deny God's involvement in creation, “The Riot and the Dance” is overt in its Christian messaging. In the show's pilot episode, host Gordon Wilson, a scientist and devout Christian, talks about Jesus and baptism while exploring the beauty of nature. “Working on ‘The Riot and The Dance' is more than a dream come true. For a scientist and animal lover, there's nothing like adventuring in the field. And now, thanks to our fantastic production crew, I can bring millions of families along for the ride, celebrating creation and the Artist behind every fantastic critter,” Wilson, who also hosted the successful documentaries “Earth” and “Water,” said in a statement shared with The Christian Post. He added: “Faith-based nature docs have never had space in the industry. I'm still amazed that such a shake up is really happening, and I'm beyond blessed to be a part of it.” Like the hit series “The Chosen,” which has generated over $70 million in crowdfunding, “The Riot and the Dance” has also partnered with Angel Studios for distribution. Show creators are giving viewers an opportunity to invest in the series. They are hoping to raise $5 million in 30 days to bring season one to life and send the team around the world. The show has also garnered the support of numerous celebrities, including Kirk Cameron, Kanye West, and "The Chosen" creator Dallas Jenkins. Roll clip: https://www.christianpost.com/entertainment/first-faith-based-nature-series-the-riot-and-the-dance.html Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Conference next fall. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless

    Daily News Brief for Tuesday, August 31, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 21:48


    Joe Biden on the Vaccines and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Oregon Law Prohibits Vaccine Mandates https://www.kgw.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/oregon-hospitals-cannot-mandate-vaccines-employees/283-1c73f5fc-ffcf-4f10-af20-7aabeb74d3c5 Hospitals in Oregon cannot require doctors, nurses or any of their employees to be vaccinated for anything from the flu to COVID-19. It's been this way since 1989, when a law was passed stating "an employee shall not be required as a condition of work to be immunized under this section." The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) said it's long overdue for a rule change. "We believe that it's important for hospitals to have that tool during a pandemic. Not that they all would, but just to have that option to require staff, to be vaccinated during a pandemic, we just think it's really important to have that local option," said OAHHS spokesman Dave Northfield. "We believe that the state could write a rule that gives individual hospitals local control to institute a mandate that falls short of a statewide mandate," said Northfield. OHA said the change that would allow hospitals to decide would have to come from the legislature. OHA Communication Director Robb Cowie said the only rule they could pass would be a statewide mandate. One group against a law change is the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA). ONA Communication Director Scott Palmer released a statement that said in part: "We are not currently seeking a change in Oregon's statutes regarding workplace immunizations. We believe there is much more work corporations can do to protect workers and increase vaccination rates before they begin firing working Oregonians during a pandemic." KGW Investigates could not find any other state with a law that prohibits hospitals from requiring vaccines for their employees. https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/hospitals-vaccine-requirements-oregon-law/283-a734746a-49d4-4c15-9e3f-904d4556f81e — Kaiser Permanente, PeaceHealth and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) will require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, despite a 1989 Oregon law that prohibits hospitals from doing so as a condition of employment. "I think that law is certainly a barrier. I think we're looking at this as a public health emergency. We're hoping to have some support from our government officials...we are calling this a requirement, there are ways for there to be a medical exemption," said Dr. Koekkoek. The deadline for employees to get vaccinated varies by organization. PeaceHealth is requiring all caregivers to be fully vaccinated by Aug. 31. OHSU is targeting Sept. 1 for its staff and students and Kaiser Permanente hopes to have its workforce fully vaccinated by Sept. 30. It's unclear what action, if any, hospitals will take against employees who are not vaccinated or exempt by the proposed deadlines. Dr. Ryan Cole in Idaho Telling the Truth on Vaccines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUE5EBPt-lU Breakthrough Cases in the Vaccinated: Play 6:19-6:26 Wait, but President Biden said: Play during opening music: 0:08-End Dr. Cole goes on: The Vaccines are not nearly as good as natural Immunity, and they seem to be playing with natural immunity: Play Audio: 6:30-8:37 Prevention Play Audio: 8:38-11:01 Weakening Immune Systems? Play Audio: 11:02-15:12 Biden isn't Supposed to Take any Questions, Especially Not About Aghganistan Play: 0:00-0:15 Also, he's very sure about the vaccine efficacy: Play during opening music: 0:08-End " Let's talk about self defense and firearms. Jesus commanded in Luke 22:36 “he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one”; should we likewise carry a pistol and defend those we love? Shan and his team at Werkz specialize in concealed carry holsters for pistols with lights. They believe defensive pistols should have a light and a holster because violent encounters often happen outside the home, and in the dark. Werkz offers holsters for 1,274 pistol and light combinations, plus can help outfit your pistol with a light. Go to Werkz.com/CrossPolitic and be prepared to defend day and night." High School in Washington State Using Ankle Monitors https://www.iheart.com/content/2021-08-25-high-school-uses-ankle-monitors-to-track-social-distancing-of-athletes/ A high school in Washington state is facing criticism after equipping student-athletes with ankle monitors to track social distancing during practices. The students only have to wear them during practice and leave them in the locker room when they go home. [They are only prisoners when they are playing the game.] The monitors are being used as part of the district's contact tracing program. They record how close students get to each other and for how long. In the event of a positive COVID-19 test among students, health officials can quickly identify who had close contact with the infected individual. Officials with the Eatonville School District have defended using the "proximity monitors" against backlash from parents and other people online. "The monitors are for both staff (coaches) and students on the field, regardless if they are vaccinated or unvaccinated. If a student or coach tests positive, we will have immediate information regarding athletes' and coaches' contacts, so we can more tightly determine who might need to quarantine," the district said in a statement. [This is called Totalitarian grooming, people. Getting you used to be monitored at all times.] One parent said he was reluctant about letting the school put an ankle monitor on his son but didn't want to keep him from playing football. [Reluctant?!!] "I was notified if I didn't sign it, they couldn't play," Jason Ostendorf told the Tacoma News Tribune. "My son has played football since he was in third grade. He's passionate about the sport. ... I signed it reluctantly. It's either that or he doesn't play. ... It's not optional. If you don't sign the waiver, they don't get to play. You have no choice in the matter." "It's just one more thing they're doing to the kids through this whole covid thing," he added. "The vaccine, now be tracked when you're at practice. Where does this end? I feel like this is an experiment on our kids to see how much we can put them through before they start breaking." Another parent said he had no problem with the school using the ankle monitors. "It's a continuation of doing what we have to do to let the boys play a sport that they love," Jason Lewis told KCPQ. "If my son would have told me, "Dad, I don't want to wear it. I'm not going to wear it,' He wouldn't be playing football. That's his choice. I mean, but he wanted to play football. He would have worn three of them if you asked him to." And… there are your gods, America. Doing what we have to do to let the boys play a sport they love…. Ah, but what is a boy anyway? What is sport? And what is love? Secretary of State Blinken Announces End of Official Occupation of Afghanistan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MjiTyyO4a4 Play: 2:13:24-2:14:04, 2:29:01-2:30:00 Did this administration break its word that no American would be left behind? Psalm of the Day: Psalm 119x Play: 0:00-1:15 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conference or Rally, club members have access to all the talks and lots more. Join today and have a great day.


    Daily News Brief for Monday, August 30, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 25:16

    Israeli Study: Natural Immunity Is 13x Stronger Than Pfizer COVID Shots https://thefederalist.com/2021/08/27/israeli-study-natural-immunity-is-13x-stronger-than-pfizer-covid-shots/ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has branched out from issuing COVID-19 recommendations and its director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, now says that the health services agency will be restarting its dormant “gun violence” research program in order to address the “epidemic” of firearm deaths and injuries. CDC director speaks out on US gun violence epidemic WERKZ AD "Let's talk about self defense and firearms. Jesus commanded in Luke 22:36 “he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one”; should we likewise carry a pistol and defend those we love? That means yes in greek….Shan and his team at Werkz specialize in concealed carry holsters for pistols with lights. They believe defensive pistols should have a light and a holster because violent encounters often happen outside the home, and in the dark. Werkz offers holsters for 1,274 pistol and light combinations, plus can help outfit your pistol with a light. Go to Werkz.com/CrossPolitic and be prepared to defend day and night." Supreme Court Ends Biden's Eviction Moratorium The ruling followed political and legal maneuvering by the administration to retain protections for tenants. It puts hundreds of thousands at risk of being put out of their homes. Nonessential Travel From the U.S. The European Union action is in response to the increase in U.S. coronavirus cases https://www.wsj.com/articles/eu-set-to-recommend-halting-nonessential-travel-from-the-u-s-11630270180 The “Show Your Heart” week-long deal is for pair of doughnuts: thttps://www.krispykreme.com/promos/vaccineoffer?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=Orgaic&utm_campaign=Vaccination&utm_id=Vaccination "Next, I want to tell our homeschool listeners about Classy Artist Box. It is a company created by a Christian art teacher who sends you everything you need to create four art projects each month. You can use their written instructions and video lessons to help guide you through each project. In addition to the four new projects each month, you'll also have access to two and a half years worth of video lessons to enjoy as a member. Each type of subscription will cover a range of art media throughout the year, which means you have your art curricular needs covered. For 30% off of your first subscription order, use code CROSS30. To see more, check out www.ClassyArtistBox.com. OnlyFans U-turns on its porn ban https://www.economist.com/britain/onlyfans-u-turns-on-its-porn-ban/21803924

    Daily News Brief for Friday, August 27, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 21:39


    Pinwheels on the side of Todd Friel's head and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Friday, August 27, 2021. Multiple Explosions (apparently suicide bombers) Reported in Kabul Near the Airport Play Audio 12 Serviceman have been confirmed dead, 11 marines and one Navy Medic, along with what appears to be scores of others. Remember Last Week, He told ABC's Blumenthal that No One is Being Killed in Aghganistan Play Audio Biden Addressed the Nation Late Thursday Threatening to Hunt Down the Perpetrators of the Attacks Play Audio Biden Closed His Speech by Announcing that He had been Instructed to Call on NBC Play Audio: 0:52-1:01 Huh… That's special. Todd Friel on Civil Government Authority Play Audio: 39:40-40:22, 42:02-51:55 You can catch the whole show on the Apologia Studios' youtube channel and the link is in the show notes which you can find at CrossPolitic.com and on our app which you can download if you go to your favorite app store and search Fight Laugh Feast. Psalm of the Day: The Son of God Goes Forth To War


    Daily News Brief for Thursday, August 26, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 25:20


    Daily News New York's New Gov Adds 12K to State's COVID Death Count https://www.conservativereview.com/new-yorks-new-gov-adds-12k-to-states-covid-death-count-2654792179.html New York's incoming lieutenant governor supports the movement to defund police departments. https://www.conservativereview.com/new-yorks-new-lieutenant-governor-supports-movement-to-defund-police-2654792672.html "Next, I want to tell our homeschool listeners about Classy Artist Box. It is a company created by a Christian art teacher who sends you everything you need to create four art projects each month. You can use their written instructions and video lessons to help guide you through each project. In addition to the four new projects each month, you'll also have access to two and a half years worth of video lessons to enjoy as a member. Each type of subscription will cover a range of art media throughout the year, which means you have your art curricular needs covered. For 30% off of your first subscription order, use code CROSS30. To see more, check out www.ClassyArtistBox.com. Democrat Gov. Kate Brown Proudly Drives Oregon Back To COVID Tyranny Oregon Gov. Kate Brown just joined the ranks of Democrats proudly turning back to their old, tyrannical COVID-19 ways by mandating masks outdoors. Dr. Facui was on The Mehdi Hasan Show SWISS Policy Research Updated: August 2021 Published: July 2020 Contents: A) Published studies ⇓ B) Real-world evidence ⇓ C) N95/FFP2 masks ⇓ D) Additional aspects ⇓ E) The aerosol issue ⇓ F) Contrary evidence ⇓ G) Mask-related risks ⇓ H) Conclusion ⇓ A May 2020 meta-study on pandemic influenza published by the US CDC found that face masks had no effect, neither as personal protective equipment nor as a source control. (Source)A Danish randomized controlled trial with 6000 participants, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in November 2020, found no statistically significant effect of high-quality medical face masks against SARS-CoV-2 infection in a community setting. (Source)A large randomized controlled trial with close to 8000 participants, published in October 2020 in PLOS One, found that face masks “did not seem to be effective against laboratory-confirmed viral respiratory infections nor against clinical respiratory infection.” (Source)A February 2021 review by the European CDC found no high-quality evidence supporting the effectiveness of non-medical and medical face masks in the community. Furthermore, the European CDC advised against the use of FFP2/N95 masks by the general public. (Source)A July 2020 review by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine found that there is no evidence for the effectiveness of face masks against virus infection or transmission. (Source)A November 2020 Cochrane review found that face masks did not reduce influenza-like illness (ILI) cases, neither in the general population nor in health care workers. (Source)An April 2020 review by two US professors in respiratory and infectious disease from the University of Illinois concluded that face masks have no effect in everyday life, neither as self-protection nor to protect third parties (so-called source control). (Source)An article in the New England Journal of Medicine from May 2020 came to the conclusion that face masks offer little to no protection in everyday life. (Source)A 2015 study in the British Medical Journal BMJ Open found that cloth masks were penetrated by 97% of particles and may increase infection risk by retaining moisture or repeated use. (Source)An August 2020 review by a German professor in virology, epidemiology and hygiene found that there is no evidence for the effectiveness of face masks and that the improper daily use of masks by the public may in fact lead to an increase in infections. (Source) Delta Air Lines jacks up health insurance premiums for unvaccinated employees https://www.theblaze.com/news/delta-air-lines-unvaccinated-health-insurance-premiums CIA, U.S. Troops Conduct Missions Outside Kabul Airport to Extract Americans https://www.wsj.com/articles/cia-u-s-troops-conduct-missions-outside-kabul-airport-to-extract-americans-allies-11629915605 SHELF SHORTAGE Christmas ‘could be cancelled' as UK food shortage crisis hits supermarkets https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/15960414/co-op-boss-warns-food-shortages-worst-ever-seen/ Which chains are facing shortages? A SHORTAGE of lorry drivers has wreaked havoc for fast food chains that have been running out of menu items. Here's a list of the firms that have been impacted so far... KFC - The fried chicken chain warned earlier this month that some items were off the menu due to "weeks of disruption"McDonald's - McDonald's is suffering from a nationwide shortage of milkshakes and bottled drinksNando's - The chicken restaurant was forced to close 50 sites due to a shortage of staff at its suppliers' factories. It reopened the branches at the end of last week after sending 70 members of staff to work in the factoriesGreggs - High street bakery chain Greggs confirmed today that it is facing shortages. Photos show empty sandwich shelves at a store in Monument, Central London, while there have also been reports that it is running out of chicken bakesCosta Coffee - The company is offering a reduced menu due to supplier issues. It said it hopes to resolve the problem as soon as possible


    Daily News Brief for Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 16:39


    Cuomo got into the car, FBI, FDA, CDC oh my, and I have a list for you, but first: Here is a fun little commercial we put together for the Politics of Sex conference: Politics of Sex Conference Andrew Cuomo has International Emmy Award rescinded following sexual harassment scandal https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/andrew-cuomo-emmy-award-rescinded “Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had his 2020 International Emmy Award rescinded. "The International Academy announced today that in light of the New York Attorney General's report, and Andrew Cuomo's subsequent resignation as Governor, it is rescinding his special 2020 International Emmy® Award," the organization told Fox News in a statement. "His name and any reference to his receiving the award will be eliminated from International Academy materials going forward," it concluded.” Before Cuomo got in the car and was taken to somewhere. FBI finds scant evidence U.S. Capitol attack was coordinated - sources https://www.reuters.com/world/us/exclusive-fbi-finds-scant-evidence-us-capitol-attack-was-coordinated-sources-2021-08-20/ According to Reuters: “The FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials. Though federal officials have arrested more than 570 alleged participants, the FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then-President Donald Trump, according to the sources, who have been either directly involved in or briefed regularly on the wide-ranging investigations. "Ninety to ninety-five percent of these are one-off cases," said a former senior law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. "Then you have five percent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organized. But there was no grand scheme with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all of these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages."” But remember how Amazon, Apple, and Google all kicked Parler off their platforms for supposedly being the platform that people used to coordinate the the January 6th Capitol Debacle? "Next, I want to tell our homeschool listeners about Classy Artist Box. It is a company created by a Christian art teacher who sends you everything you need to create four art projects each month. You can use their written instructions and video lessons to help guide you through each project. In addition to the four new projects each month, you'll also have access to two and a half years worth of video lessons to enjoy as a member. Each type of subscription will cover a range of art media throughout the year, which means you have your art curricular needs covered. For 30% off of your first subscription order, use code CROSS30. To see more, check out www.ClassyArtistBox.com. All the major companies requiring vaccines for workers https://fortune.com/2021/08/23/companies-requiring-vaccines-workers-vaccination-mandatory/ “Requiring vaccines is a move that most workers support (52% according to a recent Gallup poll), but a sizable chunk of the workforce (29%) is strongly opposed—likely some of the same people who are strongly opposed to the COVID vaccines in general. Here's a running list of the major U.S. corporations that have made moves to get their staff vaccinated, and the policies they've put in place.” Among the woke and morally broke corporate jokers, who have some sort of vaccine mandate, we have: At&T Bank of America Capital One Chevron Facebook Google Microsoft Texas Instruments, and two of my favorite: Johnson & Johnson The company will require that its U.S. employees and contractors be fully vaccinated before Oct. 4, according to Fierce Pharma. It will make exceptions for people with medical conditions or other reasons. Pfizer U.S. Employees will be required to get a vaccine or have to undergo weekly COVID testing, according to CNBC. Washington workers who decline vaccine mandate unlikely to qualify for unemployment https://www.krem.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/vaccine/washington-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-workers-decline-unemployment-eligibility/281-5ed52665-fbdc-4f96-a055-ba31235f08d3?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot According to KREM news: “Employees who decline the COVID-19 vaccine per workplace mandates are not likely to qualify for unemployment benefits unless they have a unique circumstance, such as approved exemptions. "Everyone is trying to make sense of this right now," said Jason Rittereier, employment attorney at HKM Employment Attorneys. Rittereier said workplaces can legally mandate a vaccine requirement as a condition of employment and for that reason, employees who do not follow workplace policy are subject to being let go. "Employees should not count on unemployment benefits if they were to be fired because they failed to get vaccinated or if they resigned because they refused to get vaccinated," he said. Information posted online by the Washington State Employment Security Department said employees may still qualify for the payments based on "unique circumstances." "Factors may include when the employer adopted the requirement, whether the employee is otherwise eligible for benefits, the specific terms of the vaccine policy including allowable exemptions, and the reason why the employee did not comply with the vaccine requirement," the online information said.” Governor Kristi Noem: Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Conference next fall. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless


    Daily News Brief for Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 21:54


    Taliban spokesman says they have drawn a red line in the sand and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Tuesday, August 24, 2021. CREC Issues Religious Exemption Statement & Sample Letter https://crechurches.org/documents/statements/PMOC-CREC_Religious-Exemption-Statement.pdf Standing in the ancient Christian tradition, committed to the doctrinal standards of our local and denominational constitutions and the supremacy of the Holy Scriptures, the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC) affirms our religion's principles of liberty of conscience, honoring and preserving human life from conception to natural death, as well as the sovereignty of individuals and families in medical and healthcare decision-making. Therefore, we state our unequivocal support for the right of refusal of mandatory medical procedures, whether ordered by a branch of civil government, an employer, or any other institution to which an individual is subject or dependent – in the event that an individual sincerely believes his or her life, health, wellbeing, or morality is potentially threatened by such procedures or products, or in the event that a parent has the same concern for his or her child. We affirm that our Christian religion protects the liberty of individuals and families to refuse any medical procedure or product on the basis of sincerely held concerns for known or unknown side effects, experimental or emergency uses, potential involvement in fetal cell lines whether in development or testing, or medical and/or political corruption or coercion. Therefore, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we defend the rights and responsibilities of our members to research these issues in consultation with their medical providers in order to make responsible medical decisions for themselves, including refusing vaccination or gene therapies on religious grounds. And we hereby call upon all governments, schools, employers, and other institutions to respect these deeply held religious convictions by upholding this religious liberty and/or providing religious exemptions as requested. On Behalf of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches There's an attached sample letter that can be personalized by a pastor to be written on behalf of parishioners for schools or employers. "Next, I want to tell our homeschool listeners about Classy Artist Box. It is a company created by a Christian art teacher who sends you everything you need to create four art projects each month. You can use their written instructions and video lessons to help guide you through each project. In addition to the four new projects each month, you'll also have access to two and a half years worth of video lessons to enjoy as a member. Each type of subscription will cover a range of art media throughout the year, which means you have your art curricular needs covered. For 30% off of your first subscription order, use code CROSS30. To see more, check out www.ClassyArtistBox.com. Infrastructure Bill Back in the House With Senators https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/23/sinema-35t-spending-bill-506583 From Politico: Kyrsten Sinema still opposes her party's plans for a $3.5 trillion, party-line spending bill. And she's not up for a negotiation about it. As House Democratic leaders hold back Sinema's own Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill in order to push the Arizona Democrat and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to support a multitrillion-dollar spending bill, Sinema is making it crystal clear that her mind can't be changed. And that applies even as her own legislation becomes a bargaining chip in House Democrats' internal discussions. The $550 billion bipartisan infrastructure bill “is a historic win for our nation's everyday families and employers and, like every proposal, should be considered on its own merits,” said Sinema spokesperson John LaBombard. “Proceedings in the U.S. House will have no impact on Kyrsten's views about what is best for our country - including the fact that she will not support a budget reconciliation bill that costs $3.5 trillion.” It's the latest entrenched position from the first-term moderate, whose resistance to changing the Senate's filibuster rules and to supporting a $3.5 trillion spending bill is enraging progressives. Sinema and Manchin both helped pass Democrats' budget earlier this month, setting up that gargantuan spending bill, but both are resistant to a social spending package that ultimately meets its $3.5 trillion top line mark. Sinema in particular specifically opposes that spending goal, which was devised by Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Senate Democrats need all 50 of their members, including Manchin and Sinema, to pass a filibuster-proof reconciliation spending bill. On Sunday Speaker Nancy Pelosi said her members were still pursuing a bill that costs $3.5 trillion, but are hoping to finance it in part with tax enforcement and tax increases on the wealthy and corporations. Meanwhile, moderates in Pelosi's caucus are declining to back the Senate-passed budget unless Pelosi puts Sinema's Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill up for a vote on the House floor. In statement shortly after Sinema's, Manchin leaned on Pelosi and House leaders to act now on the $550 billion bipartisan infrastructure bill instead of waiting for the Senate to pass a massive spending bill. "It would send a terrible message to the American people if this bipartisan bill is held hostage. I urge my colleagues in the House to move swiftly to get this once in a generation legislation to the President's desk for his signature," Manchin said. Jake Sherman on Twitter: In closed dem meeting, @SpeakerPelosi and @RepKClark are making the case that a vote against the rule that sets up budget vote would be a vote against female priorities — and a vote against women of color. “Women are watching to see what is happening here,” Pelosi said Kyrsten Sinema is also watching, but I doubt she counts as far as Pelosi is concerned. Jake Sherman was Reporting from the House late Monday on Twitter suggesting that there would be an attempt to pass a rule concerning the debate on the infrastructure bill that could include language that would “deem” the bipartisan bill approved. Politics of Sex Conference Play Audio Biden Announces FDA Approval of Pfizer COVID Vaccine https://twitter.com/breaking911/status/1429872489019084802?s=21 Play Audio But Pfizer & the FDA Have Sovereign Immunity https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/16/covid-vaccine-side-effects-compensation-lawsuit.html From CNBC on December 23rd: If you experience severe side effects after getting a Covid vaccine, lawyers tell CNBC there is basically no one to blame in a U.S. court of law. The federal government has granted companies like Pfizer and Moderna immunity from liability if something unintentionally goes wrong with their vaccines. “It is very rare for a blanket immunity law to be passed,” said Rogge Dunn, a Dallas labor and employment attorney. “Pharmaceutical companies typically aren't offered much liability protection under the law.“ You also can't sue the Food and Drug Administration for authorizing a vaccine for emergency use, nor can you hold your employer accountable if they mandate inoculation as a condition of employment. Congress created a fund specifically to help cover lost wages and out-of-pocket medical expenses for people who have been irreparably harmed by a “covered countermeasure,” such as a vaccine. But it is difficult to use and rarely pays. Attorneys say it has compensated less than 6% of the claims filed in the last decade In February, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar invoked the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act. The 2005 law empowers the HHS secretary to provide legal protection to companies making or distributing critical medical supplies, such as vaccines and treatments, unless there's “willful misconduct” by the company. The protection lasts until 2024. That means that for the next four years, these companies “cannot be sued for money damages in court” over injuries related to the administration or use of products to treat or protect against Covid. HHS declined CNBC's request for an interview. Dunn thinks a big reason for the unprecedented protection has to do with the expedited timeline. “When the government said, ‘We want you to develop this four or five times faster than you normally do,' most likely the manufacturers said to the government, ‘We want you, the government, to protect us from multimillion-dollar lawsuits,'” said Dunn. The quickest vaccine ever developed was for mumps. It took four years and was licensed in 1967. Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine was developed and cleared for emergency use in eight months — a fact that has fueled public mistrust of the coronavirus inoculation in the U.S. But drugmakers like Pfizer continue to reassure the public no shortcuts were taken. “This is a vaccine that was developed without cutting corners,” CEO Dr. Albert Bourla said in an interview with CNBC's “Squawk Box” on Monday. “This is a vaccine that is getting approved by all authorities in the world. That should say something.” The legal immunity granted to pharmaceutical companies doesn't just guard them against lawsuits. Dunn said it helps lower the cost of the immunizations. “The government doesn't want people suing the companies making the Covid vaccine. Because then, the manufacturers would probably charge the government a higher price per person per dose,” Dunn explained. Pfizer and Moderna did not return CNBC's request for comment on their legal protections. Remember, vaccine manufacturers aren't the ones approving their product for mass distribution. That is the job of the FDA. Which begs the question, can you sue the U.S. government if you have an extraordinarily bad reaction to a vaccine? Again, the answer is no. “You can't sue the FDA for approving or disapproving a drug,” said Dorit Reiss, a professor at the University of California Hastings College of Law. “That's part of its sovereign immunity.” Sovereign immunity came from the king, explains Dunn, referring to British law before the American Revolution. “You couldn't sue the king. So, America has sovereign immunity, and even each state has sovereign immunity.” There are limited exceptions, but Dunn said he doesn't think they provide a viable legal path to hold the federal government responsible for a Covid vaccine injury. Taliban says they are drawing a red line https://news.sky.com/story/afghanistan-taliban-warns-there-will-be-consequences-if-biden-delays-withdrawal-of-us-troops-12388436 Play Audio: 0:00-0:49 Secretary of State Blinken Says America Will Be Asking Taliban Permission https://twitter.com/TrumpStudents/status/1429874831407915015?s=20 Play Audio: 0:00-0:36 Psalm of the Day: To the Word – Isaiah 8 Play Audio Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. You can find this and all of our shows at Crosspolitic.com or on our app, which you can download at your favorite app store, just search “Fight Laugh Feast”. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. 04Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conference or Rally, club members have access to all the talks and lots more. Join today and have a great day.


    Daily News Brief for Monday, August 23, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 22:40

    Summary of Terrorism Threat to the U.S. Homeland The Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the current heightened threat environment across the United States. The Homeland continues to face a diverse and challenging threat environment leading up to and following the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks as well religious holidays we assess could serve as a catalyst for acts of targeted violence. These threats include those posed by domestic terrorists, individuals and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or motivated by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences. These actors are increasingly exploiting online forums to influence and spread violent extremist narratives and promote violent activity. Such threats are also exacerbated by impacts of the ongoing global pandemic, including grievances over public health safety measures and perceived government restrictions. Dems Intro Bill Banning Unvaxxed Americans from Flying. Dems Intro Bill Banning Unvaxxed Americans From Flying. Muzzle sent to Tenn. vaccine expert was bought on Amazon account, credit card in her name, report says Dr. Michelle Fiscus, who claimed she was fired for political reasons, said the dog muzzle was a threat. A state inquiry said it was bought with an American Express card in her name. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/muzzle-sent-tenn-vaccine-expert-bought-amazon-account-credit-card-n1277017?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma&fbclid=IwAR1lPd4q_ssgwJmGadshdUvniIkrzpzwxOupW3ZG6A91DUE5ndHu066A5gg Proverbs 12:10 ESV / 973 helpful votes Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel. Ecclesiastes 3:19 ESV / 795 helpful votes For what happens to the children of man and what happens to the beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for all is vanity. Exodus 23:5 ESV / 335 helpful votes If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying down under its burden, you shall refrain from leaving him with it; you shall rescue it with him. Proverbs 27:23 ESV / 321 helpful votes Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds, Deuteronomy 25:4 ESV / 259 helpful votes “You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain. Psalm 145:9 ESV / 251 helpful votes The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. Australian rescue dogs shot dead over COVID-19 restrictions https://nypost.com/2021/08/22/australian-rescue-dogs-shot-dead-over-covid-19-restrictions/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter NSW COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS for New lockdown restrictions for NSW and Greater Sydney https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-nsw-lockdown-restrictions-update-greater-sydney-lockdown-extended-new-restrictions-curfew-explainer/8d6732e0-7e77-4d77-9eac-e05d31e75df8 STAY AT HOME ORDER You can only leave the home for the following four reasons: shopping for essential items (one person only within LGA/5km)care and compassionate reasons (one visitor only)exercise (in groups no more than 2 - excluding groups of household members, within 5km or within LGA. No outdoor recreation)work and education that cannot be conducted remotely - SINGLE BUBBLE: People who live alone can nominate one designated family member or friend to visit for companionship. "Singles bubbles" will be required to be registered on nsw.gov.au - EDUCATION: Schools will conduct remote learning but will remain open for students who need them. - MASKS: Must be worn in all non-residential indoor settings, outside while queuing for takeaway, at outdoor markets and in all common property shared spaces of a residential building. Will be mandatory everywhere outside the home except for when exercising from Monday August 23. LGA OF CONCERN In addition to the Stay-At-Home order, anyone in a LGA of concern must wear a mask at all times outside the house9pm to 5am curfew (as of August 23)exercise limited to one hour per day (as of August 23)must not go further than 5km from the home for exercise, shopping or single bubble visitsmust not leave their LGA for work except for emergency services and healthcare workers (including aged and disability workers)childcare workers and disability workers in the LGA must have their first vaccine dose by August 30authorised workers must carry a Service NSW permitconstruction workers can attend unoccupied sites if they meet vaccination conditions Curfew in place for hotspot LGAs A curfew has been introduced across 12 local government areas in Greater Sydney where coronavirus cases are at their highest. Those LGAs are Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield, and some suburbs of Penrith. People are not be allowed to leave their homes between 9pm and 5am. That curfew came into place at 12.01am on Monday. The curfew does not apply to authorised workers, emergencies or medical care. READ MORE: Man charged with COVID-19 breaches after driving from Queensland to Sydney Cuomo Last words and Testament… https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2021/08/23/pentagon-mandatory-vaccinations-after-fda-approval/8247637002/

    Daily News Brief for Friday, August 20, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 16:02


    That was four days ago, five days ago and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Friday, August 20, 2021. Politics of Sex Conference We really believe that the Fight Laugh Feast Conference is unlike any other conservative Christian conference in the world, maybe even the universe. We here at CrossPolitic believe that we in the West are suffering from a really bad case of BS runs. From Fox News to CBN, we suffer fools gladly, and serve our flattery up with slick hair cuts and big boobs. Haven't you had enough of that already? At the Fight Laugh Feast Conference we don't promise to always be right, but we promise to be afraid of no truth and to tell it unvarnished with the sharp edge always pointed ourselves first. The whole world began with a wedding in a garden, and the whole world is heading toward another wedding in a garden city. Sex is political, what happens in the bedroom never stays there. We are building cultures and kingdoms in our families, in our living rooms, at the dining room table, and yes, in our bedrooms. So join us in Nashville, TN Sep. 9-11 with Voddie Baucham, Douglas Wilson, David Bahnsen, Doug TenNaple, George Grant, C.R. Wiley, Gary Demar, Ben Merkle, Summer Jaeger of the Sheologians, Nancy Wilson, Bekah Merkle, A.D. Robles, Darren Doane, and more. We kick off with beer and Psalms on Thursday night and close it all out with a family style Sabbath dinner Saturday evening. What about the people falling from planes? That was Four, that was Five Days Ago Play Audio Why does that matter? We don't know The Talban is Having an Existential Crisis? https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1428322103040876544?s=20 Play: 0:03-0:19 Safe Passage for Americans? Play: 0:44-0:53 Safe Passage? Safe Passage? There are reports of 10-15,000 Americans still in Afghanistan, and reports today that the US State Department is charging American citizens to be evacuated. You can COVID vaccines for free. You can get stimulus checks sent around like AOL CDs coming in the mail (back in the day). But you can't get safe passage back home when your country suddenly pulls out of a terrorist region. This is one of the legitimate jobs of civil government – protecting the lives of the innocent. Punishing criminals and bad guys. https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1428008787521150978?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1428008787521150978%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fpolitics%2Fuk-mp-shameful-biden-afghan-troops-ran Play: 2:19-3:03 Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat It's so Bad Even the British Parliament Holds Biden in Contempt for Afghan Debacle https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/uk-parliament-holds-biden-in-contempt-for-afghanistan-withdrawal/ The United Kingdom's Parliament on Wednesday held President Joe Biden in contempt for his withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, calling the move "catastrophic" and "shameful." Members of Parliament, including some who served alongside U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, accused Biden of "throwing us and everybody else to the fire" with his decision to withdraw. They also attacked Biden for his "shameful" criticism of the Afghan National Army and said it was "dishonourable" to blame Afghanistan's fighting force for the Taliban's takeover. Chad Robichaux is Also Embarrassed for America Play Play Bomb Threat on Capitol Hill https://www.wsj.com/articles/congressional-office-building-evacuated-after-police-find-suspicious-vehicle-11629383785?mod=hp_listb_pos2 When asked about it, Biden said that was like four days ago, or five days ago at least. Fight Laugh Feast Magazine https://flfnetwork.com/product/fight-laugh-feast-magazine/ Our Fight Laugh Feast Magazine is a quarterly issue that packs a punch like a 21 year Balvenie, no ice. Order a yearly subscription for yourself and then send a couple yearly subscriptions to your friends who have been drinking luke-warm evangelical cool-aid. Every quarter we promise quality food for the soul, wine for the heart, and some Red Bull for turning over tables. Our magazine will include cultural commentary, a Psalm of the quarter, recipes for feasting, laughter sprinkled through out the glossy pages, and more. Psalm of the Day: To the Word – Isaiah 8 Play Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. You can find this and all of our shows at Crosspolitic.com or on our app, which you can download at your favorite app store, just search “Fight Laugh Feast”. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. 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    Daily News Brief for Thursday, August 19, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 19:30

    A Texas School Made Masks Part Of Its Dress Code To Get Around Gov. Abbott's Ban https://www.npr.org/sections/back-to-school-live-updates/2021/08/18/1028760318/paris-texas-school-district-mandate-masks-dress-code-gov-abbott-ban The U.S. plans to offer booster shots next month. Some health experts are wary. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/18/biden-recommends-covid-booster-shots-505911 Biden to Tell Nursing Homes to Vaccinate Staffs to Keep Medicare, Medicaid Funds Administration is taking more forceful action to scale up Covid-19 inoculations throughout the U.S. https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-to-tell-nursing-homes-to-require-staff-to-be-vaccinated-to-keep-federal-funding-11629313862 Washington State imposes the strictest school mandate in the U.S., requiring all teachers and staff to be vaccinated. THE LIVE STREAM Pentagon briefing with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Mark A. Milley. Here is a link in the notes if you would like to enjoy that full interview.

    Daily News Brief for Wednesday, August 18, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 19:23


    COVID is targeting evangelicals?, Russel Moore and Pastor Walter Kim are turning vaccines into a virtue, and the Afghan debacle is just getting worse.  I want to introduce you to a new partnership we have with Redballoon.work: Plug: Redballoon Not so long ago, the American dream was alive and well. Employees who worked hard were rewarded, and employers looked for people who could do the job, not for people who had the right political views. RedBalloon.work is a job site designed to get us back to what made American businesses successful: free speech, hard work, and having fun. If you are a free speech employer who wants to hire employees who focus on their work and not identity politics, then post a job on RedBalloon. If you are an employee who is being censored at work or is being forced to comply with the current zeitgeist, post your resume on RedBalloon and look for a new job. RedBalloon.work, the job site where free speech is still alive! https://redballoon.work/flf/ To use your FLF discount code, please do the following steps: Create an employer account.You get 2 active postings for a month automatically.For more postings or for postings beyond the first month, click on the pricing tab and purchase one of our posting subscriptions.Don't forget to put in discount code FLF2021 before placing the order. Discount codes cannot be applied retroactively. This is why you support CrossPolitic, because of crap like this: Listen to Reverend Walter Kim, President of the National Association of Evangelicals, and serves as Pastor for Leadership for the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, as he shares his belief that the COVID-19 vaccines are gifts from God, and that the Christian perspective of “loving thy neighbor” is an important reason to get vaccinated. Roll Clip: https://youtu.be/OKXi7lEwajA In many COVID hot spots, a pattern: High concentrations of white evangelicals As COVID-19 cases surge again, two things are true about many counties considered hot spots: Vaccination rates are low and white evangelical Protestant populations are high, according to a new data analysis. Concern about vaccine hesitancy or outright anti-vaccine sentiment among white evangelicals has persisted since at least March, when, according to a poll from Pew Research Center, those who said they were Christian and born-again were far more likely than any other religious group to say they definitely or probably would not get a vaccine. A full 45% of white evangelicals fit this description. The next-closest religious classification (Americans who list their religious affiliation as “nothing in particular”) was a full 9 points lower at 36%, which was also the national average. Russell Moore, a former Southern Baptist Convention official, told Religion News Service: “Evangelical Christians should be leading the way in thanking God for the cure we spent a year praying for. The least we can do is get our shots so that we can carry on our mission in our communities, without fear of getting anyone sick. Our gospel witness should be contagious; we shouldn't be.” Moore (also) told RNS he has spoken with evangelical doctors “discouraged to the point of exhaustion by the low rates of vaccination among sectors of our fellow Christians,” despite pleading for people to get vaccinated. Victory for Freedom: Unexpected State Declares Churches Will Never Close Again The “Live Free or Die” state struck a blow for religious liberty Tuesday as Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill designating churches as essential services. The Associated Press reported that HB 542 “allows such religious organizations to operate to the same degree as essential businesses during a state of emergency.” The legislation specifies, “Nothing in this section shall prohibit the state government from requiring religious organizations to comply with neutral health, safety, or occupancy requirements issued by the state or federal government that are applicable to all organizations and businesses that provide essential services.” Why did New Hamshire have to do this? Doesn't the Constitution of the United States already do this? And where do the categorical definitions of essential and non-essential come from? Dallas ISD will continue enforcing mask mandate despite Supreme Court's move against Jenkins' order https://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2021/08/15/dallas-isd-will-continue-enforcing-mask-mandate/ Dallas ISD will continue to require masks for all students and staff members, despite a decision Sunday by the Texas Supreme Court that temporarily halted Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins' public health order requiring masks in public schools and businesses. “Until there's an official order of the court that applies to the Dallas Independent School District, we will continue to have the mask mandate,” Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said late Sunday. But he said he knows the fight isn't over: “After a court rules, then I will comply, if it's not in my favor.” Rena Honea, the president of teacher union Alliance-AFT Dallas, said her organization would support Hinojosa if he decided to defy Abbott's executive order once again. “Certainly we're disappointed in the ruling, but not surprised,” Honea said. “Obviously, this decision is being made with the health and safety of students and employees in Dallas ISD not considered. We'll support him if he will stay strong and do what's right for these families.” Broward County School Board voted to make masks mandatory in classrooms, in defiance of the governor. https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/08/14/1027730035/broward-county-florida-teachers-covid-coronavirus-deaths?utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews&utm_source=facebook.com How are these districts defying governors orders and state Supreme Court orders, and we can't get the church to even meet when there are no orders? New Zealand announces it's locking down the entire country ... over one Covid case https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/17/asia/new-zealand-lockdown-one-case-intl-hnk/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_term=link&utm_content=2021-08-17T10%3A31%3A05&utm_source=fbCNN&fbclid=IwAR0ckXDxfwmxfQgwaiWoUMgVbuI49xEfjpDGqt_AHrLDRTQ1y2QlSDyP-Lk Fight Laugh Feast Business Network: Folks- I have been thinking about this since we have started CrossPolitic, and I think it is becoming even more relevant, than when I first thought of it in 2016. As Christians, we need to form a business network, a sort of Christian economy. We have made you aware that our friends at the Babylon Bee have been canceled from Mailchimp, our friends at Gab have been canceled by, I think, 5 banks in the last year, and so on. We of course have no problem doing business with unbelievers, but the time has come that we need to be intentional with working with each other. I want to find a Christian owned bank, a Christian server farm, a Christian owned hospital, and so forth. So, we want to create a business directory, which will probably go in our club portal or something along those lines (not quite sure how we want to deliver this directory yet), but go and sign your business up to www.FLFnetwork.com/business. We have over a 100 business already signed up, and can't wait to reach 5000 businesses, 10,000, etc... The "mastermind of the regime change" in Afghanistan is a Taliban commander that Obama traded in 2014 for a U.S. deserter, despite the Pentagon warning he was "too dangerous to release" https://notthebee.com/article/the-mastermind-of-the-regime-change-in-afghanistan-is-a-taliban-commander-that-obama-traded-in-2014-for-a-us-deserter-despite-the-pentagon-warning-he-was-too-dangerous-to-release- Back in 2014, the Obama administration traded five key Taliban members who were being held in Guantanamo for a U.S. soldier named Bowe Bergdahl who had deserted his post and gotten captured by the Taliban in 2009. At the time, people railed against Obama for the stupidity of the decision, saying it was supremely dumb to trade five top enemy soldiers for one AWOL sergeant who had abandoned his duties and his oath. Congressional investigators from the Governmental Accountability Office also determined that the trade was a violation of the law. No matter, though! Obama said the "Taliban 5" would be kept in Qatar, which definitely isn't known as a middleman for various Islamist groups and sympathizers. The "Taliban 5" were quickly back in Afghanistan, where all of them – led by former detainee Khairullah Khairkhwa – just orchestrated the entire takeover of the nation. Our friend, Matt Walsh, tweeted a video out of our State Deparment saying dumb things: Roll Clip: https://twitter.com/MattWalshBlog/status/1427389269170180109 Well Matt Zeller, former Afghan vet and co-founder of No One Left Behind, had this to say about Biden's “press conference” that Knox played on his News Brief yesterday: Make sure you catch the mid-week fix today, as we have guest coming on to talk the Afghan debacle. Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Conference next fall. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless


    Daily News Brief for Tuesday, August 17, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 20:13

    President Joe Biden leaves camp David yesterday to give us a update on Afghan situation Pentagon says up to 22,000 'at-risk' Afghans could be transported to US Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin questions Pentagon officials about Afghanistan military operations https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pentagon-says-up-to-22000-at-risk-afghans-could-be-transported-to-us?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20foxnews%2Fpolitics%20%28Internal%20-%20Politics%20-%20Text%29 New York Assembly to Suspend Impeachment Inquiry Into Andrew Cuomo https://www.newsweek.com/new-york-assembly-suspend-impeachment-inquiry-andrew-cuomo-1619312 Gov. Newsom warns that Republican Larry Elder is only 2 points away from winning California recall election Biden Administration Says Federal Funds Can Cover Florida School Board Salaries If DeSantis Defunds Them Over Mask Mandates https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/08/13/biden-administration-says-federal-funds-can-cover-florida-school-board-salaries-if-desantis-defunds-them-over-mask-mandates/?sh=1f0683cd5b51

    Daily News Brief for Monday, August 16, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 18:08

    After 20 years of war, foreign forces are pulling out of Afghanistan following a deal between the US and the Taliban militants they removed from power back in 2001. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49192495 Mayor London Breed Vaccine mandates for SF https://www.nytimes.com/live/2 021/08/12/world/covid-delta-variant-vaccine?referringSource=articleShare#san-francisco-announces-strict-requirements-barring-the-unvaccinated-from-indoor-spaces Atlanta church requires COVID vaccines for worshippers Atlanta church requiring proof of vaccination to worship in person Dr. Makary Says Natural Immunity Is More Effective Than Vaccine Immunity Dr. Marty Makary, a professor at John Hopkins School of Medicine, Went on on The Vince Colianese Show, https://omny.fm/shows/the-vince-coglianese-show/the-vince-coglianese-show-dr-marty-makary-08-04-21

    Daily News Brief for Friday, August 13, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 13:12

    Screw your freedom and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Friday, August 13, 2021. Government-Funded Researchers Sought Aborted Minorities for Organ Harvesting https://freebeacon.com/policy/taxpayer-fund-aborted-babies-research/ The federal government gave at least $2.7 million in taxpayer money to researchers who sought out minority babies who had been aborted in order to harvest their organs, according to internal documents released Tuesday. The University of Pittsburgh targeted minorities in its request for infant organs—including those taken from full-term babies—to create a "pipeline" for fetal research. Researchers said they needed 50 percent of the donated fetuses to be minorities and specified that 25 percent must come from black women. The Pittsburgh metropolitan area is 85 percent white and 8 percent black. Researchers stressed the importance of maintaining organ blood flow in the request, which watchdogs say could violate federal law by asking doctors to illegally preserve organs during labor-inducing abortions. The National Institutes of Health has overseen experiments on fetal organs at the University of Pittsburgh since 2015 in what the school claimed to be a "tissue hub." Aborted babies used in this research ranged from 6 to 42 weeks of gestation, according to government documents. The grant request from the university to the government agency redacts key information, including how many fetuses were obtained and who provided them. Its language, however, raised troubling questions. David Daleiden, founder and president of the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, called on the federal government to investigate the NIH and Pitt after obtaining more than 300 pages of information related to the program through a public records request. The University of Pittsburgh has been involved in fetal organ research for more than a decade. It conducted an experiment in 2020 that implanted the scalps of aborted fetuses onto lab mice in a study that was funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The grant proposal boasts of the institution's experience handling a variety of fetal organs, including the liver, heart, legs, brain, kidneys, and bladders. The university outlined its goal of becoming a "pipeline" for fetal organ research, which would mean not only conducting this research but providing organs for other institutions to experiment on. The NIH did not respond to a request for comment. On Twitter, Nate Fischer shared this story but also pointed out the fact that Francis Collins ran the NIH during this time. Fischer: “He was widely celebrated as an example of sort of “faithful presence” so many educated and successful Christians have been told to aspire to. I'm sure @NIHDirector is a thoughtful Christian, personally opposed this, wouldn't choose to do it in a perfect world, is wrestling with the challenges of Christian leadership in an elite secular institution, etc. But the fact is the NIH funded a project that actively sought aborted fetuses to perform research on under Collins's leadership. That Collins did not stop this highlights the impotence cultivated by the “faithful presence” approach promoted in so many elite-adjacent evangelical circles. Here, the result was actually grimmer than simple failure to achieve impact: as head of the NIH, Collins played a role in funding this research. Through a career celebrated as a shining example of ‘faithful presence' he became an active participant in a grotesque evil. If Christians aren't going to develop doctrines that actually prepare them to fight against evils in the institutions they help lead, perhaps it's better – for the sake of their souls – that they don't even venture into these institutions.” Francis Collins is the founder of BioLogos – a Christian evolutionary science resource. He has also led the Human Genome Project in addition to the NIH. In 2006, he wrote the best-selling book The Language of God in which he tells his journey from atheism to Christian belief, showing that science is not in conflict with the Bible. But clearly Dr. Collins, despite having converted to Christianity, is still a very confused man. Speaking of Experts, Arnold Says Screw Your Freedom Play Audio: 1:20-2:14 Why would we not believe somebody like Dr. Fauci? I don't know, maybe because he's been funding the dissection and experimentation on murdered babies? Play Audio: 2:30-3:11 Screw your freedom. From “I'll be back” to “Screw your freedom” and “Make sure you stop at the traffic light.” Sen. Josh Hawley Joins Democrats on Funding Police Play Audio: 0:00-1:13 I have not seen the text of Sen. Hawley's amendment, but everything in me grimaces. It sounds like some kind of funding program for local police departments, but the last thing we need is more Federal funding. Remember federal dollars are federal chains. When you take the King's coin, you become the King's man. The last thing we want are federalized police forces, with the president running our local police. This may not be happening this minute, but the more money you take the more they will have to say. I've generally appreciated Sen. Hawley, but this makes me nervous. Fight Laugh Feast Magazine https://flfnetwork.com/product/fight-laugh-feast-magazine/ Our Fight Laugh Feast Magazine is a quarterly issue that packs a punch like a 21 year Balvenie, no ice. Order a yearly subscription for yourself and then send a couple yearly subscriptions to your friends who have been drinking luke-warm evangelical cool-aid. Every quarter we promise quality food for the soul, wine for the heart, and some Red Bull for turning over tables. Our magazine will include cultural commentary, a Psalm of the quarter, recipes for feasting, laughter sprinkled through out the glossy pages, and more. Psalm of the Day: Psalm 40 Play Audio: 0:00-0:48 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. You can find this and all of our shows at Crosspolitic.com or on our app, which you can download at your favorite app store, just search “Fight Laugh Feast”. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conference or Rally, club members have access to all the talks and lots more. Join today and have a great day.

    Daily News Brief for Thursday, August 12, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 13:26

    Daily News Brief for Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 17:35

    Bye bye Cuomo, Who is going to replace him?, and infrastructure bill is what it is. But first: We have over a thousand people registered for our conference, so dont wait, got to FLFNetwork.com and click on Events. We cant wait to see you there! Governor Cuomo got picked up by a car: Play clip: https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2021/08/10/andrew-cuomo-resigns-1389566 According to The Political Insider: https://thepoliticalinsider.com/new-york-governor-andrew-cuomo-resigns-amid-sexual-harassment-scandal/ Criminal Charges “It may not be so easy for Cuomo as resigning. After the AG report came out, one of Cuomo's accusers filed a criminal complaint – which prompted the Albany Sheriff to suggest that an arrest could be possible if the allegations pan out: Sheriff Craig Apple, a Democrat, confirmed receipt of the complaint with the Post and said sheriff's officials have since contacted the Albany County District Attorney's office. Apple raised the possibility of arrest and prosecution but said they would be contingent on the claims being substantiated and the discretion of the DA… “I mean it was — he was like cupping my breast. He cupped my breast,” the woman told investigators. Cuomo also, according to the victim's statements in the report, “moved his hand to grab her butt cheek and began to rub it” for at least five seconds. Cuomo has also been accused of causing the deaths of thousands of senior citizens through his COVID nursing homes policies, but the Biden Justice Department had declined to conduct a civil rights investigation into the matter.” But Biden did say: According to Fox: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-respects-cuomo-decision-resign-sexual-harrassment-allegations "I think the impact is all on Andrew Cuomo and his decision to make that judgment," Biden said. "And I respect his decision." "He's done a hell of a job,"… That's why it's so sad." No word if the Attorney General is going to do an actual investigation into President Biden's accuser, Tara Reade. But who is going to replace Cuomo? Kathy Hochul to become New York's first female governor https://www.reuters.com/world/us/cuomos-replacement-kathy-hochul-become-new-yorks-first-female-governor-2021-08-10/ Andrew Cuomo's resignation as governor of New York after a series of sexual misconduct accusations has turned a spotlight on his lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul, who will become the first woman to lead the state in its 233-year history. Hochul, a former Democratic congresswoman who has served as lieutenant governor since 2015, will take over from Cuomo until his third four-year term in office ends in December 2022. Here are some facts about the 62-year-old Hochul: -- Cuomo asked Hochul, a rising star in the Democratic Party, to join the gubernatorial ticket in 2014 after the then-lieutenant governor, Robert Duffy, announced he would not seek another term. Cuomo and Hochul won in 2014 and then again in 2018. -- She graduated from Syracuse University in 1980 and earned her law degree from Catholic University in Washington in 1984. -- Hochul has described herself as an "independent Democrat." In 2012 she was one of 17 Democrats who joined with Republicans in finding U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding some documents related to a failed gun-running investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. According to Market Watch they had two notable comments worth mentioning here: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/who-is-kathy-hochul-5-facts-about-the-woman-replacing-gov-andrew-cuomo-11628622906 “But the New York Times reports that she has been “cut off” from Cuomo's inner circle, and that she has not spoken with the outgoing governor since February. What's more, Hochul was not one of the aides regularly seen standing next to Cuomo during his daily coronavirus news briefings last year, and she was also left out of Cuomo's recent book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19.” And “She also supported the fight for a $15 minimum wage and paid family leave in New York, as well as for banning salary history in job interviews. Yet she also previously opposed driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants, although she has since changed her position to support them.” Fight Laugh Feast Magazine Our Fight Laugh Feast Magazine is a quarterly issue that packs a punch like a 21 year Balvenie, no ice. We don't water down our theology, why would we water down our scotch? Order a yearly subscription for yourself and then send a couple yearly subscriptions to your friends who have been drinking luke-warm evangelical cool-aid. Every quarter we promise quality food for the soul, wine for the heart, and some Red Bull for turning over tables. Our magazine will include cultural commentary, a Psalm of the quarter, recipes for feasting, laughter sprinkled through out the glossy pages, and more. Senate approves bipartisan $1T infrastructure plan in win for Biden (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act) https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/senate-approves-infrastructure-plan-win-biden The Senate on Tuesday passed a major $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill in a significant show of bipartisan force that marked a big step forward for President Biden's domestic agenda. The vote was 69-30, with 19 Republicans – including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell – joining all Democrats to approve major investments to the nation's roads, bridges, railways and more. To mark the achievement, Vice President Kamala Harris came to the Capitol to preside over the Senate and announced the successful vote. "Big news, folks," Biden tweeted immediately after the victory. "The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal has officially passed the Senate. I hope Congress will send it to my desk as soon as possible so we can continue our work of building back better." My Senator, Jim Risch, had this to say about it on his facebook page: “Today, the Senate passed the infrastructure bill for America's roads and bridges. Senators had two choices: this $550 billion package with no tax increases, or allow Democrats to pass the Biden proposal of $2.5 trillion, raise taxes, and pile it on top of their impending $3.5 trillion social spending spree. On behalf of Idaho, I chose to support the lower $550 billion (bill authorizes $550 billion in new spending) investment in hard infrastructure like roads, bridges, and broadband. I believe it to be the substantially more reasonable and conservative solution to the necessary infrastructure spending. I intend to vigorously oppose Democrats' reckless $3.5 trillion social spending bill, which is coming next.” Well according to Vox, here is their summary of what is in the bill: https://www.vox.com/22598883/infrastructure-deal-bipartisan-bill-biden-manchin Transportation projects: The bill would spend $110 billion in new funds for roads, bridges, and related projects. It also would commit $39 billion for public transit — which the Biden administration described as “the largest federal investment in public transit in history” — along with $66 billion for rail. It'd spend $42 billion on ports, airports, and related projects. And it would invest $11 billion in making America's roads safer.Reconnected communities: In the past few decades of road construction, many American cities have been physically divided by large highways, disproportionately affecting minority communities. The bill would spend $1 billion to reconnect many of these places.High-speed internet: The bill would spend $65 billion with a goal of providing broadband internet to all Americans, further aiming to boost competition among providers and reduce the cost of high-speed internet to make it more affordable.Electric vehicles: The bill would put $7.5 billion into a national network of electric vehicle chargers. It would also put $7.5 billion toward electrifying buses and ferries. These actions, the Biden administration said, are meant to create jobs but also help tackle global warming by decarbonizing major components of American transportation systems.Other action on climate change: The bill would also make several other investments meant to combat climate change, including $28 billion for power grid infrastructure, resiliency, and reliability (in part to help expand the reach of clean energy) and $46 billion to, in part, mitigate damage from floods, wildfires, and droughts.Clean drinking water: The deal would spend $55 billion on clean water infrastructure, particularly to eliminate lead pipes and other dangerous chemicals in today's service lines.Cleaning up the environment: The bill would also commit $21 billion to environmental remediation, particularly to clean up Superfund and brownfield sites, abandoned mines, and orphaned gas wells. Now Forbes also says that: https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/08/10/senate-set-to-pass-12-trillion-infrastructure-bill-after-months-of-negotiations-heres-what-comes-next-for-bidens-agenda/?sh=33fea5665911 “That bill is expected to propose lowering the Medicare age to 60 and expanding it to include dental, hearing and vision, as well as a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants and tuition-free community college for two years.” COVID/Vaxx update: We called this on CrossPolitic last year. We said to just watch these tyrants use their "emergency powers" to require the vaccine. This is from Incompetent Jay Inslee (Gov. of WA): "I am writing today to let you know that I am requiring, by issuance of a proclamation, that all employees who work in state service for executive cabinet agencies must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021, along with on-site contractors and volunteers. I have also mandated vaccination in some private health and long-term care services. I am taking this action pursuant to my emergency powers as Governor of the State of Washington found at RCW 43.06.220." Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Conference next fall. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless

    Daily News Brief for Tuesday, August 10, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 13:22


    Rand Paul is fed up with Nancy Pelosi and all the Covid mandates and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Tuesday, August 10, 2021. A Federal court just blocked the Biden's Transgender Mandate From our friend Luke Goodrich: Franciscan Alliance, Inc. v. Xavier Becerra (Secretary of the US Department of Health). The plaintiffs are a religious hospital & group of over 20,000 healthcare professionals ( @CMDANational who gladly serve ALL patients regardless of their sex or gender identity. They provide top-notch care to transgender patients for everything from cancer to the common cold. 2/ But a controversial HHS regulation threatens multimillion-dollar penalties unless they perform gender-transition procedures, including on children, even when the procedures violate the doctors' conscience and medical judgment and could harm patients. http://transgendermandate.org 4/ Today's decision rightly says the mandate violates federal law. This is now the second federal court to block the mandate. The Biden Admin appealed the other decision (also a @BECKETlaw case) to the 8th Circuit: These religious doctors and hospitals joyfully serve ALL patients and routinely provide top-notch care to transgender patients. There is ample evidence, however, that some gender transition procedures can harm patients: Several federal circuits--including the 5th and 1st--have examined whether there is “consensus in the medical community about the necessity and efficacy of sex reassignment surgery as a treatment for gender dysphoria.” 7/ These circuits have all reached the same conclusion: “There is no medical consensus that sex reassignment surgery is a necessary or even effective treatment for gender dysphoria.” Gibson v. Collier HHS's own doctors in the Obama Admin agreed: “Based on a thorough review of the clinical evidence...there is not enough evidence to determine whether gender reassignment surgery improves health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries with gender dysphoria.” Doctor Dan Stock Speaks to Mt. Vernon School Board in Indiana https://fb.watch/7hljDYi7YV/ Play Audio: 0:00-2:47 Rand Paul Says They Can't Arrest All of Us Play Audio: 0:00-2:08 Pentagon to Mandate Covid-19 Vaccine for U.S. Service Members https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-backs-pentagons-plan-to-vaccinate-u-s-military-11628531944?mod=hp_lead_pos1 Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Monday said he would make Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for U.S. service members by mid-September, an effort by the Biden administration to battle back the highly contagious Delta variant sweeping through unvaccinated communities across the country. In a letter to the U.S. military, the Defense Secretary said he would seek a presidential waiver of a requirement that vaccines mandated by the Pentagon have the full approval of the Food and Drug Administration, unless the agency grants that approval first. President Biden, in a separate statement, expressed his “strong support for the move.” After a spring and early summer in which mass vaccinations appeared to curb Covid-19's spread and ease the caseload and rate of hospitalization and death, the Delta variant has torn through the country, particularly in areas with low rates of vaccination. In Florida, for instance, a steep rise in cases since late June has pushed Covid-19 hospitalizations to new records. Coronavirus patients now fill at least 43% of Florida's adult intensive-care beds. “We're seeing an uptick in cases, uptick in hospitalizations across the force, as we are in the country, and the Delta variant is a factor in that,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters on Monday. About 1.3 million men and women serve in uniform across the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Space Force. According to the Pentagon, just over one million service members are fully vaccinated, and another 237,000 are partially vaccinated. Fight Laugh Feast Magazine https://flfnetwork.com/product/fight-laugh-feast-magazine/ Our Fight Laugh Feast Magazine is a quarterly issue that packs a punch like a 21 year Balvenie, no ice. We don't water down our theology, why would we water down our scotch? Order a yearly subscription for yourself and then send a couple yearly subscriptions to your friends who have been drinking luke-warm evangelical cool-aid. Every quarter we promise quality food for the soul, wine for the heart, and some Red Bull for turning over tables. Our magazine will include cultural commentary, a Psalm of the quarter, recipes for feasting, laughter sprinkled through out the glossy pages, and more. Psalm of the Day: Psalm 127 Play Audio: 0:00-0:57 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. You can find this and all of our shows at Crosspolitic.com or on our app, which you can download at your favorite app store, just search “Fight Laugh Feast”. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conference or Rally, club members have access to all the talks and lots more. Join today and have a great day.


    Daily News Brief for Monday, August 9, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 10:59

    California reports higher COVID-19 rates in areas with higher vaccination rates, and vice versa https://www.theblaze.com/news/california-higher-covid-rates-in-vaccinated-areas The director of the CDC… Queen wahateverof wanabe Michelle Waliskey was on Wolf Blitzer clarifying that the vaccine is actually becoming ineffective against transmission. In the UK…Public Health England said “that of confirmed Delta cases that had ended up hospitalized since July 19, 55.1% were unvaccinated, while 34.9% had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.” - Reuters https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/england-says-delta-infections-produce-similar-virus-levels-regardless-vaccine-2021-08-06/ This from Sky news in England UK Transport Minister Says Vaccines Will Be Needed For Travel "Forevermore" UK transport minister Grant Shapps says that countries will demand full vaccination “forevermore” and that young people “won't be able to leave the country” without being double jabbed. https://www.zerohedge.com/political/uk-transport-minister-says-vaccines-will-be-needed-travel-forevermore Ohio Rep. Bob Gibbs seeks articles of impeachment against Biden - Ohio Republican cites the extension of eviction moratorium, border crisis https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ohio-bob-gibbs-articles-impeachment-biden

    Daily News Brief for Friday, August 6, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 12:05

    The CDC's draconian edict and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Friday, August 6, 2021. Representative Cori Bush Staged a Homelessness Protest over the last weekend, Sleeping Out on the Steps of the US Capitol Building – protesting the eviction moratorium as it expired following a Supreme Court ruling Play: 0:15-0:43 Then Yesterday Biden said this on Moratoriums Play: 0:17-0:46 Likely to face legal challenges, but oh well. The Supreme Court has ruled, but oh well. Which is what all the states should say about Roe v. Wade. Then just a few hours later: Rochelle Walensky CDC Tsar Issued A Decree From Her Unelected Throne https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0803-cdc-eviction-order.html CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky today signed an order determining the evictions of tenants for failure to make rent or housing payments could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This order will expire on October 3, 2021 and applies in United States counties experiencing substantial and high levels of community transmission levels of SARS-CoV-2. The eviction moratorium allows additional time for rent relief to reach renters and to further increase vaccination rates. In the context of a pandemic, eviction moratoria—like quarantine, isolation, and social distancing—can be an effective public health measure utilized to prevent the spread of communicable disease. Eviction moratoria facilitate self-isolation and self-quarantine by people who become ill or who are at risk of transmitting COVID-19 by keeping people out of congregate settings and in their own homes. CDC remains committed and will continue to explore and use all of the tools at our disposal to protect the health and well-being of Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The order can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-eviction-declaration.html. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said: The emergence of the delta variant has led to a rapid acceleration of community transmission in the United States, putting more Americans at increased risk, especially if they are unvaccinated. This moratorium is the right thing to do to keep people in their homes and out of congregate settings where COVID-19 spreads. It is imperative that public health authorities act quickly to mitigate such an increase of evictions, which could increase the likelihood of new spikes in SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Such mass evictions and the attendant public health consequences would be very difficult to reverse. National Apartment Association Has Sued the United States Government https://www.naahq.org/news-publications/naa-sues-federal-government-recover-industry's-losses-under-nationwide-eviction The National Apartment Association (NAA) on July 27 filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to recover damages on behalf of rental housing providers that have suffered severe economic losses under the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) overreaching federal eviction moratorium. As NAA members and the broader industry understand all too well, the CDC's prolonged order directly harms those who provide critically needed rental homes, jeopardizes the long-term viability of housing infrastructure and sets a dangerous precedent for future disaster-response measures. NAA is the first to take legal action seeking compensation for the CDC's policy and to ensure that similar “emergency measures” cannot be enacted again. The suit, NAA et al. v. The United States of America, is open to all rental housing providers who have been damaged by and are operating in a state or locality under the federal eviction moratorium. It argues that the CDC order has curbed several rights under the U.S. Constitution including: The right to access the courts, the freedom to contract with others absent government interference, the right to demand compensation when property is taken by government action and the limits of federal government power. NAA is confident that the CDC will be found to have acted illegally based on court rulings to date, including the most recent decision from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming that the CDC's order was unlawful. "In the beautiful town of Moscow, ID, Erber Automotive is looking for Christians to join forces and wage war together on broken cars. Since Adam's fall, cars have been suffering at the hand of the second law of thermodynamics, starting with that very first Eden Model 1 that Adam puttered out of the garden. Paul said that all creation groans, and he'd never even heard a poor car owner on the side of the road with a steaming engine! At Erber Auto, you'll work to make auto repair fun for customers with bouncy castles, motorcycle cruises, and honest service. Most importantly, you'll work alongside Christians to show entropy the Uno reverse card! Erber Auto is looking for a shop manager/service writer, and is always looking for resumes from qualified and experienced technicians, who are ready to do battle with the forces of evil, or at least metal fatigue. They have 2 positions to fill at competitive salaries. Please send your resume to business@erberauto.com." Psalm of the Day: Psalm 16 Play Audio: 1:27-2:24 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. You can find this and all of our shows at Crosspolitic.com or on our app, which you can download at your favorite app store, just search “Fight Laugh Feast”. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conference or Rally, club members have access to all the talks and lots more. Join today and have a great day.

    Daily News Brief for Thursday, August 5, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 15:28

    Here are the areas that would get major new spending: Transportation projects: The bill would spend $110 billion in new funds for road, bridges, and related projects. It also would commit $39 billion for public transit — which the Biden administration described as “the largest federal investment in public transit in history” — along with $66 billion in rail. It'd spend $42 billion on ports, airports, and related projects. And it would invest $11 billion in making America's roads safer. Why not, they've done a great job keep america safe thus far why not trust them with our roads… what could go wrong? Infrastructure Bill Would Require Alcohol Monitors for All New Cars Advanced monitoring systems track drivers' blood alcohol concentration and can 'prevent ... motor vehicle operation' https://freebeacon.com/politics/infrastructure-bill-would-require-alcohol-monitors-for-all-new-cars/ The bipartisan infrastructure bill includes a provision that would require auto manufacturers to equip "advanced alcohol monitoring systems" in all new cars. Buried in the massive proposal—which is already longer than 2,700 pages—is a section titled, "ADVANCED IMPAIRED DRIVING TECHNOLOGY," which mandates new vehicles include "a system that … passively and accurately detect[s] whether the blood alcohol concentration of a driver of a motor vehicle is equal to or greater than the blood alcohol concentration" of .08, in which case the system would "prevent or limit motor vehicle operation." Automobile manufacturers would have a three-year grace period to comply with the regulation. Back to the Bill… Reconnected communities: In the past few decades of road construction, many American cities have been physically divided by large highways, disproportionately affecting minority communities. The bill would spend $1 billion to reconnect many of these places.High-speed internet: The bill would spend $65 billion with a goal of providing broadband internet to all Americans, further aiming to boost competition among providers and reduce the cost of high-speed internet to make it more affordable.Electric vehicles: The bill would put $7.5 billion into a national network of electric vehicle chargers. It would also put $7.5 billion toward electrifying buses and ferries. These actions, the Biden administration said, are meant to create jobs but also help tackle global warming by decarbonizing major components of American transportation systems. Hey! Speaking about cars… Have you heard that Erber Automotive in Moscow ID is looking for Christians to join forces and wage war together on broken cars. At Erber Auto, you'll work to make auto repair fun for customers with bouncy castles, motorcycle cruises, and honest service. Most importantly, you'll work alongside Christians to show entropy the Uno reverse card! Erber Auto is looking for a shop manager/service writer, and is always looking for resumes from qualified and experienced technicians, who are ready to do battle with the forces of evil, or at least metal fatigue. They have 2 positions to fill at competitive salaries. Please send your resume to business@erberauto.com." Just thought you should know…. now back to the rob us blind and make us cheer for it bill… Other action on climate change: The bill would also make several other investments meant to combat climate change, including $28 billion on power grid infrastructure, resiliency, and reliability (in part to help expand the reach of clean energy) and $46 billion to, in part, mitigate damage from floods, wildfires, and droughts.Clean drinking water: The deal would spend $55 billion on clean water infrastructure, particularly to eliminate lead pipes and other dangerous chemicals in today's service lines.Cleaning up the environment: The bill would also commit $21 billion on environmental remediation, particularly to clean up superfund and brownfield sites, abandoned mines, and orphaned gas wells. WHO Calls for Halt to Covid-19 Booster Shots Doses needed to address shortfall in poor countries, agency says https://www.wsj.com/articles/who-calls-for-halt-to-covid-19-booster-shots-11628091445 Boston Mayor Kim Janey compares vaccine passports to slave papers, birtherism New York City plans to require proof of vaccination for restaurants, gyms https://www.wcvb.com/article/boston-mayor-janey-compares-vaccine-passports-to-slave-papers-birtherism/37213542# FDA targets early September for approving Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine Officials have recently accelerated their work and now hope to finalize approval in a matter of weeks. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/08/04/fda-approval-pfizer-vaccine-coronavirus-502397 CDC Issues Eviction Order in Areas of Substantial and High Transmission https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0803-cdc-eviction-order.html

    Daily News Brief for Wednesday, August 4, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 16:16

    CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Wednesday 08/04/2021 Plug "In the beautiful town of Moscow, ID, Erber Automotive is looking for Christians to join forces and wage war together on broken cars. Since Adam's fall, cars have been suffering at the hand of the second law of thermodynamics, starting with that very first Eden Model 1 that Adam puttered out of the garden. Paul said that all creation groans, and he'd never even heard a poor car owner on the side of the road with a steaming engine! At Erber Auto, you'll work to make auto repair fun for customers with bouncy castles, motorcycle cruises, and honest service. Most importantly, you'll work alongside Christians to show entropy the Uno reverse card! Erber Auto is looking for a shop manager/service writer, and is always looking for resumes from qualified and experienced technicians, who are ready to do battle with the forces of evil, or at least metal fatigue. They have 2 positions to fill at competitive salaries. Please send your resume to business@erberauto.com." Twitter: May 17, 2013 @NYGovCuomo There should be a zero tolerance policy when it comes to sexual harassment & must send a clear message that this behavior is not tolerated. Cuomo violated federal, state laws as he sexually harassed multiple women, NY attorney general says https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/03/ny-gov-andrew-cuomo-sexual-harassment-report.html?__source=sharebar%7Cfacebook&par=sharebar According to Chris Cuomo over at CNN...kidding CNBC: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women and then retaliated against a former employee who complained publicly about his conduct, according to a bombshell report released Tuesday by state Attorney General Letitia James. The monthslong probe concluded that Cuomo “sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law,” James said at a press conference. Her office noted, however, that there were no specific penalties tied to the report. The 165-page report, which comprises interviews with 179 witnesses and a review of tens of thousands of documents, also said that Cuomo's office was riddled with fear and intimidation and was a hostile work environment for many staffers. Cuomo harassed members of his own staff, members of the public and other state employees, one of whom was a state trooper on his protective detail, the report alleges. He engaged in nonconsensual touching, groping, kissing and hugging, and made inappropriate comments toward numerous women, according to the report. Mariann Wang, a lawyer for two accusers, Alyssa McGrath and Virginia Limmiatis, said in a statement, “Cuomo's misogyny and abuse cannot be denied.” “He has been doing this for years, without any repercussions. He should not be in charge of our government and should not be in any position of power over anyone else,” Wang's statement said. Debra Katz, an attorney for former Cuomo aide Charlotte Bennett, echoed Wang, saying Cuomo and other complicit staff “must resign immediately.” “If he does not, the New York State Assembly must accept the Attorney General's findings and begin taking the appropriate steps to remove him from office,” Katz said in a statement.” Biden calls on Cuomo to resign after sexual harassment findings https://www.axios.com/biden-cuomo-resign-sexual-harassment-fbf75920-c6cb-4179-8625-c175dac2db8d.html All U.S. House and Senate Members Representing New York Call for Gov. Cuomo's Resignation Following AG Report https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cuomo-sexual-harrassment-resignation-calls-democrats-republicans Putting Nick Saban's new $84.8 million contract into context https://www.al.com/alabamafootball/2021/08/putting-nick-sabans-new-848-million-contract-into-context.html “Nick Saban has another new contract with the University of Alabama. This one runs through the 2028 season, tacking three years onto the last refresh in 2018. A lot has changed in those three years and money only continues to grow for a coach coming off his seventh national title. Back in 2017, Saban's contract update was worth $65.2 million over the eight years it spanned. Then 14 months later, another new deal was worth $73.8 million over eight years. That number is up to $84.8 million over the eight years covered on this new deal. Of that total, $4 million comes in five separate season-completion bonuses of $800,000 apiece following the 2021-2025 seasons. The other $80.8 million is mostly the talent fee that increases by $400,000 yearly while the base salary remains $275,000. Public records show Saban was paid a total of $9,227,934 and 18 cents by UA in 2020. That includes a monthly paycheck of $692,059.07 with a $90,000 bonus paid in February and another $900,000 in December. The monthly paycheck under the new contract is now $725,383.41 and that began with his March 31 statement. His year-to-date pay for 2021 is $6,015,217 including an $875,000 bonus paid in February. That includes an $800,000 national title bonus. It's all part of the financial arms race within college athletics. Alabama football's coaching salaries rose 33% over the past five years from $14.0 million to $18.7 million last year as revenues continue to grow. Alabama athletics brought in $189.3 million in the last fiscal year before the COVID-19 pandemic ate an estimated $75 million in revenue in Fiscal Year 2021.” Way to go higher education. Plug Go to https://dimepayments.com/flf. 2nd Ad "If you run a business or non-profit organization that takes credit card payments, then you know all about the high fees and the headaches from payment processors. Even worse, these companies often oppose everything we stand for. That's why you need Dime Payments. Dime provides the easiest credit card and ACH processing on the market. Whether you're accepting payments for your business or online donations for your church or organization, Dime has you covered with a custom-solution that's low-cost, secure, honest, and simple. Don't let Big Tech cancel your payments, and don't fund their efforts to undermine your values. Check out our friends over at Dime today." N.Y.C. becomes first major U.S. city to mandate vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nyc-becomes-first-major-u-s-city-mandate-vaccination-proof-n1275807 Roll video. Here come the COVID governor press conferences again

    Daily News Brief for Tuesday, August 3, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 21:55


    CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Tuesday 08/03/2021 I am stepping in for Pastor Toby, well...because he is a Pastor first. Friends of the show. Before I get started, I want to bring you backstage behind the CrossPolitic scenes on some things. We started CrossPolitic in 2016, and never could have imagined the world we are living in now. Men can magically become penguins...I mean women...I mean uh democrats are going insane, abortion is infrastructure, and conservatives are racist because we think voter ID is a good thing. The left/right divide use to be cordial, but now it has entered into Cold War era. You see this in cancel culture, the sexualization of politics (thinking of required cake baking scenarios), and partisan voting fraud investigations. And now that cancel culture has leaped from the government/university setting into the business world, the cold war is shifting into gorilla games. I am grateful for the voice God has given CrossPolitic, and I hope God continues to bless the road we are on. Our goal for CrossPolitic and the network is really two fold: First is to speak with courage the truth in such away that it creates space for you to do the same. Courage begets courage, and when we push back effectively that creates room for thriving Christian communities to grow. This is what it means to fight wolves is to create room for the sheep to run, to eat, and to sleep, so we hope we are doing this at a national level for you. Our second goal is to create a thriving Chrisitan economy. We have mentioned before, that the Babylon Bee was canceled from Mailchimp's services, Trump was kicked of Stripe, our friends over at Gab have been kicked off 5 banks. As our platform grows, we hope to bring more and more businesses together that are like minded in our walk with God and the mission of Fight Laugh Feast. The next 20 years, I believe, are going to be quite the fight, and this is why I think building our own platform is so important. Antifragil/Cancel free. The world has their platforms, think of ABC/FOX, etc…, we need to build ours. Why doesn't FOX host their own conferences/events? We are the only network, that I know of, that host our own events. We have to build, we have to be in community, we have to map out a game plan that hits back at a political culture that is hostile to Christ and His Church. So here are some ways you can help us build: Share the show. Send a text. Email a friend. Get the word out. Did you listen to Dr. Jay? Join the clubCome to our events.If you own a business or are just wealthy, support our efforts, either behind the scenes or as a sponsor. If you have talents that could help our efforts and want to volunteer, email me at Waterboy@CrossPolitic.com. We are in the process of beginning to build out our club platform that will create a social media like experience for our club members. Our club members are invaluable, and we want to build a community platform for our club members to network with. We want our businesses to have access to our club platform, so we can all network together, hire each other, consult with each other, and become the dark web of resistance against our godless culture. Jesus is King, and of course we labor in vain if God does not build our house, and so as we make plans for an antifragile family network, club portal, business network, events, more shows on the network, etc… We lift them all up to God, and trust in Him to bless what directions, what plans He wants to bless. So, please consider reaching out to me, and we can't thank you enough for you tuning in. Lord bless Christian CEO fired over views on marriage wins religious discrimination case https://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-ceo-unlawfully-fired-over-views-on-marriage-court-says.html According to the Christian Post: “A court in Scotland has ruled in favor of a Christian CEO who they said was unjustly fired by the country's biggest grant-making trust because of his Christian views on marriage. Kenneth Ferguson was unlawfully discriminated against by The Robertson Trust and its Chairwoman Shonaig Macpherson for believing that marriage is exclusively between a man and woman, an Employment Tribunal has ruled. The Christian Institute, which supported Ferguson, announced the ruling in a statement on Friday. Ferguson is an elder of Stirling Free Church, which holds traditional views on marriage and abortion. The Christian CEO was dismissed from the Glasgow-based Trust last March after Macpherson objected to the church hiring the Barracks Conference Centre, a Trust property, for its Sunday services. But the Trust reportedly cited “performance issues” as the reason for his firing. “I was told by two members of my senior management team that Shonaig Macpherson went ‘ballistic' and was almost unable to speak because she was so angry,” Ferguson said previously, according to The Herald. “She kept asking why the Trust had rented to the Stirling Free Church. One colleague told me that Shonaig had said ‘definitely not the Free Church, anyone but the Free Church, they don't believe in same-sex marriage.' They said she was ‘incandescent with anger.'” The Tribunal observed that Macpherson appeared to be “seeking to find reasons” to justify firing Ferguson prior to March 2020. “The issue of the beliefs of the claimant and Church with which he was associated” had been on the mind of Macpherson throughout the whole procedure, the ruling said. The Christian Institute's Deputy Director for Public Affairs Simon Calvert called the ruling “a welcome re-statement of the principle, upheld again and again in the courts, that the Christian belief that marriage is between a man and a woman is a belief protected by equality law and worthy of respect in a democratic society.” Calvert said it was a “just outcome and one which sounds a warning to those who think they can mistreat Christians in the workplace.” Although the church had hired the property in June 2019 for one year, it was asked to quit for not complying with the Trust policy. The court's next step is to hold a hearing to decide the amount of damages which The Robertson Trust will have to pay Ferguson.” Government Agency Wasted $143 Billion On Medicaid Overpayments In 2019-2020 https://dailycaller.com/2021/07/27/medicare-medicaid-government-waste-spending-lawsuit/ According to the Daily Caller: “The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wasted $143 billion on Medicaid overpayments during the last two years, and it hasn't been transparent about its efforts to recover those funds. CMS reported $57.36 billion and $86.49 billion in Medicaid overpayments in the fiscal years 2019 and 2020, respectively. The improper payment rates of 14.9% and 21.36%, respectively, represent a substantial jump from prior years, and CMS is required by the Social Security Act to recover improper payments that exceed three percent.” Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFPF), a conservative nonprofit which seeks to advance economic freedom and promote limited government, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on May 5 asking CMS what efforts it had made to recover the overspent money, data on improper payment rates by state and internal communications within the agency regarding the issue. CMS did not answer the FOIA request, and AFPF and is now suing CMS in response. “I have not been able to identify a bigger number historically, nor a more rapid surge. It's the mother of all government waste statistics,” Americans for Prosperity senior health fellow Dean Clancy told the Daily Caller. “$143 billion is enough to cover another 24 million low-income adults, or another 7.2 million disabled people, for a full year.” CMS has also failed to thoroughly respond to a March 2019 letter from Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey and Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley and a December 2020 letter spearheaded by Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson.” Plug "In the beautiful town of Moscow, ID, Erber Automotive is looking for Christians to join forces and wage war together on broken cars. Since Adam's fall, cars have been suffering at the hand of the second law of thermodynamics, starting with that very first Eden Model 1 that Adam puttered out of the garden. Paul said that all creation groans, and he'd never even heard a poor car owner on the side of the road with a steaming engine! At Erber Auto, you'll work to make auto repair fun for customers with bouncy castles, motorcycle cruises, and honest service. Most importantly, you'll work alongside Christians to show entropy the Uno reverse card! Erber Auto is looking for a shop manager/service writer, and is always looking for resumes from qualified and experienced technicians, who are ready to do battle with the forces of evil, or at least metal fatigue. They have 2 positions to fill at competitive salaries. Please send your resume to business@erberauto.com." 10 Republicans Back Bill Calling for Audit of the CDC https://www.theepochtimes.com/10-republicans-back-bill-calling-for-audit-of-the-cdc_3928043.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport According to Epoch Times: “A group of 10 Republican senators is backing legislation that would require an audit of the decision-making and public health messaging by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Senate proposal (pdf), the Restore Public Health Institution Trust Act of 2021, would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to assess the CDC's public health messaging and decision-making and prepare a report on its findings. The report would include a review of the data that the CDC used to make its recommendations and whether the agency's “inconsistent messaging” had an impact on the public's trust and willingness to take the COVID-19 vaccine. “These guidelines, like most of the Biden Administration's actions these days, make little sense and seem without scientific direction,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in a statement, referring to the CDC's recent reversal of masking guidance for fully vaccinated people. “Americans have spent the last year and a half making tremendous sacrifices to halt the virus's spread, but they are confused and have lost trust in our institutions. The mixed messaging could also degrade trust in the efficacy of vaccines.” The measure would also require the GAO to determine whether outside entities, including teachers' unions, were in a position to affect the CDC's guidance.” COVID Disinformation: https://redstate.com/streiff/2021/07/31/lauren-boeberts-opponent-is-a-veterinarian-who-works-in-wyoming-and-claims-her-hospital-is-filled-with-covid-patients-n419474 Play video: Crazy Arkansas lady Then there is this tweet: And according to Red State: “Keep in mind that despite the scrubs and crazy eyes, Burnett is a veterinarian. She also claims to be a part-time physical therapist at Cheyenne (WY) Regional Medical Center, explaining the physical therapy table and dumbells. As they say, let's go to the video. Currently, Colorado is not experiencing a surge in ICU usage. In fact, the ICU occupancy rate is at or a little below normal. Colorado has reported having 1,346 staffed adult ICU beds. 790 are filled by non-COVID patients and 102 are filled by COVID patients. Overall, 892 out of 1,346 (66%) are filled. Colorado's Third District's major population center is Grand Junction. It is reporting ICU usage at normal levels. Grand Junction metro area has reported having 38 staffed adult ICU beds. 19 are filled by non-COVID patients and 5 are filled by COVID patients. Overall, 24 out of 38 (65%) are filled. Cheyenne Metro: Cheyenne metro area has reported having 25 staffed adult ICU beds. 1 are filled by non-COVID patients and 12 are filled by COVID patients. Overall, 13 out of 25 (55%) are filled. Lauren Boebert's Democrat opponent is not a medical doctor and does not work on a Wuhan ward or ICU. She is a veterinarian who is a part-time physical therapist. She doesn't work in a hospital in Colorado, so no matter what is happening in “her hospital,” it has nothing to do with Colorado. Colorado's ICU situation is at or below normal. The vaccination rate in Third District is on par with the rest of the state, and one of the two highest vaccination rates in Colorado is in Third District.” Closing This is Gabriel Rench with Crosspolitic News. Support Rowdy Christian media by joining our club at fightlaughfeast.com, downloading our App, and head to our annual Fight Laugh Feast Conference next fall. With your partnership, together we will fight outdated and compromised media, engage news and politics with the gospel, and replace lies and darkness with truth and light. Go to fightlaughfeast.com to take all these actions. Have a great day. Lord bless


    Daily News Brief for Monday, August 2, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 21:50


    Daily News Brief for Monday August 2nd 2021 Nancy Pelosi's attempt to deflect responsibility for eviction moratorium does not end well for her Disney requiring US employees to be vaccinated against virus https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-vaccine-Walt-Disney-7818ca8d211b4f3d969f6bfcf592b7e2?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow "In the beautiful town of Moscow, ID, Erber Automotive is looking for Christians to join forces and wage war together on broken cars. Since Adam's fall, cars have been suffering at the hand of the second law of thermodynamics, starting with that very first Eden Model 1 that Adam puttered out of the garden. Paul said that all creation groans, and he'd never even heard a poor car owner on the side of the road with a steaming engine! At Erber Auto, you'll work to make auto repair fun for customers with bouncy castles, motorcycle cruises, and honest service. Most importantly, you'll work alongside Christians to show entropy the Uno reverse card! Elizabeth Warren believes abortion on demand is key to women's freedom and democracy as a whole. Remove Sex From Public Birth Certificates, AMA Says https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20210616/remove-sex-from-public-birth-certificates-ama-says Vaccinated people spreading Delta variant just as quickly as the unvaccinated: Leaked CDC document The variant is so contagious, it spread among vaccinated people in a July 4 outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., a genetic analysis shows https://nationalpost.com/news/world/vaccinated-people-spreading-delta-variant-just-as-quickly-as-the-unvaccinated-leaked-cdc-document


    Daily News Brief for Friday, July 30, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 16:27


    https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-may-10-2021-1.6017944/monday-may-10-2021-full-text-transcript-1.6021249 Play Audio: 22:59-23:14 Prayers to the Covid Vaccine and much more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief This is Toby Sumpter today is Friday, July 30, 2021. "In the beautiful town of Moscow, ID, Erber Automotive is looking for Christians to join forces and wage war together on broken cars. Since Adam's fall, cars have been suffering at the hand of the second law of thermodynamics, starting with that very first Eden Model 1 that Adam puttered out of the garden. Paul said that all creation groans, and he'd never even heard a poor car owner on the side of the road with a steaming engine! At Erber Auto, you'll work to make auto repair fun for customers with bouncy castles, motorcycle cruises, and honest service. Most importantly, you'll work alongside Christians to show entropy the Uno reverse card! Erber Auto is looking for a shop manager/service writer, and is always looking for resumes from qualified and experienced technicians, who are ready to do battle with the forces of evil, or at least metal fatigue. They have 2 positions to fill at competitive salaries. Please send your resume to business@erberauto.com." Mark Driscoll is Back in the News https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/july/mars-hill-elders-letter-mark-driscoll-pastor-resign-trinity.html ore than 40 elders who served with Mark Driscoll during the final years of Mars Hill Church are publicly calling for him to step down from his current pastoral position and seek reconciliation with those he has hurt. “We are troubled that he continues to be unrepentant despite the fact that these sins have been previously investigated, verified, and brought to his attention by his fellow Elders, prior to his abrupt resignation” from Mars Hill, they wrote in a statement originally released Monday to CT. “Accordingly, we believe that Mark is presently unfit for serving the church in the office of pastor.” Driscoll founded The Trinity Church in Scottsdale in 2016, two years after resigning from Mars Hill at the conclusion of an investigation into his leadership. In recent months, several former Mars Hill elders have heard directly from members leaving The Trinity Church over concerns around Driscoll. Several former members of The Trinity Church, including its recently resigned director of security, Chad Freese, have begun to share their experiences online. Their accounts and criticism predate Christianity Today's recent podcast, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, which looks back at the factors around the former church's growth and collapse under Driscoll. When the Eneas family joined The Trinity Church last year, they felt like they fit in as fellow transplants from the Pacific Northwest. “We were even telling our friends, ‘Don't google him, just come and see it for yourself,'” she told CT. [Wait, wait. Stop. Pause. Time out. This should be a first warning flag. Why would you not do any investigating? Why would you not ask questions about what happened in Seattle? This seems like an enormous lack of wisdom and discernment. So I'm already a skeptic about your ability to assess Driscoll. Ok, continue.] CT continues: [Mrs. Eneas] is grateful for the counsel she received from some former Mars Hill elders who joined an 85-member Facebook group of people who left Driscoll's congregation in Scottsdale. She estimates that over 100 people in the church she now attends had also left Trinity. [Wait. Wait. Stop. You joined a Facebook group of people who left Driscoll's congregation in Scottsdale? And that's not weird??? I'm sure there is only wholesome, uplifting things being said in that Facebook group. No bitterness. All very judicious, gracious, forgiving. No slander. No gossip. I'm sure every report is carefully investigated and all accusations are being taken directly to Mark Driscoll and the elders of his church…. Maybe I shouldn't hold my breath.] No I haven't listened to the chart-topping CT podcast called Who Killed Mars Hill? The rise and fall of Mars Hill… but do I trust the story-tellers? Nope. Not a bit. Remember Christianity Today has long since rejected fidelity to Scripture. Am I saying that Driscoll was sinless or perfect? Nope. Do I think he made some big mistakes. Yep. But I also think there were a lot of enemies of the gospel that wanted him taken down. And there are still many enemies of the gospel that are happy to use the more faithful to stir up discontent and bitterness. Be judicious, people. Remember as the church goes, so goes the world. We are practicing for a certain kind of public square. Guys: the Fight Laugh Feast Conference in Lebanon, TN, just outside of Nashville is coming up soon. Have you registered? The whole thing kicks off with Beer and Psalms Thursday night, with an after party sponsored by Darren Doane, then Friday is loaded for bear: Pastor Douglas Wilson “Gay Pulpits”, Voddie Baucham “Critical Sex Theory”, Doug TenNapel “Sex, Lies, and the Prophetic Poet”, David Bahnsen “Punk Rock Home Economics”, I'll be talking about “Molotov Monogamy,” and then on Saturday will have 9 SWAT talks with over 20 speakers arming you to go out into the world to take dominion with your gifts and abilities. Sheologians: Dishes, Diapers, and Dominion – Nancy Wilson will be joining them, and All People Matter with Dennis Sarfate, Zach Lautenschlager, and Rob Sentz – talking about ending abortion and our population implosion. But wait, there's more: The PugCast will be doing a live show: Glenn Sunshine, Tom Price, C.R. Wiley—with George Grant as their special guest. And you know what? Doug Wilson and Voddie Baucham will be staying to do a live show with the CrossPolitic guys Saturday afternoon, and then the whole thing finishes off with a family style sabbath dinner. We want this conference to be full of fighting, laughing, and feasting. So register now: flfnetwork.com/politics-of-sex/ Club members get $100 off registration. If you're not already a club member, why not join now and register and get that discounted price? Biden Wants to Push Toward Universal Vaccine Mandates Play Audio Dr. Wayne Koch, a professor at Johns Hopkins Medicine from Columbia Presbyterian Church in Maryland Play Audio “When you see the person next to you, we hope that person is vaccinated, but we hope that they have the Spirit dwelling in them…” Giving the best spin on this, this guy is being very unclear. Worst case, he's basically equating the COVID vaccine to the Holy Spirit – our protection, our assurance. But also prayers and poems to the vaccine… https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-may-10-2021-1.6017944/monday-may-10-2021-full-text-transcript-1.6021249 Play Audio: 22:42-23:50 Maybe you should pray louder; perhaps you god has gone on a long journey or is in the bathroom… House Passed Spending Bill without Hyde Amendment https://time.com/6085444/hyde-amendment-spending-bills-congress/ The House of Representatives passed a package of spending bills this week without provisions banning federal funding for most abortions in the U.S. and abroad, marking the first time in decades that the restrictions have not been included. The changes face long odds in the evenly divided Senate, where moderate Democrats and Republicans have said they oppose removing the abortion limits, but the House's move represents a milestone in the national battle over abortion access. The Hyde amendment… prohibits federally funded programs like Medicaid from paying for abortions except in the cases of rape, incest or to protect the life of the woman. It was first passed in 1976 and has been added to every federal spending bill since. Psalm of the Day: Psalm 5 Play Audio: 1:37-2:07 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. You can find this and all of our shows at Crosspolitic.com or on our app, which you can download at your favorite app store, just search “Fight Laugh Feast”. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conference or Rally, club members have access to all the talks and lots more. Join today and have a great day.


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