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US to Exit UN Human Rights Council

2018_06 UN Human Rights

Our UN Ambassador Nikki Haley confirmed Tuesday that the US will be exiting the United Nations Human Rights Council.

We did not make this decision lightly. When this administration began 17 months ago, we were well aware of the enormous flaws in the Human Rights Council,” she continued. “We could have withdrawn immediately. We did not do that. Instead, we made a good faith effort to resolve the problems.” Continue reading

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Much Ado

I was going to do an opinion piece, but after almost two weeks of fighting snowstorms every day as I delivered newspapers I’m worn out. Maybe another time.

PAUL RYAN Promises Democrats to Pass Amnesty – Will Get to It Next
NEVER MIND CALLS TO PRIMARY HIM. THE DEMOCRATS IN HIS HOMETOWN LOVE HIM. HE’S NOT GOING ANYWHERE.
Speaker Paul Ryan promised Democrats on Thursday he will pass amnesty for illegal aliens. They just need to wait a week or two.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/paul-ryan-promises-democrats-pass-amnesty-will-get-next-video/

Formerly bankrupt California city tests ‘universal’ income for residents
The proposed project is being funded by a private grant
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
The plan, spearheaded by Stockton’s 27-year-old mayor, Michael Tubbs, will likely begin sometime in August 2018 and involve at least 100 people of varying income levels getting $500 a month for three years.
Ever since it declared bankruptcy in 2012, Stockton has been in recovery-mode, and Tubbs sees basic income — a growing topic of discussion around the world over the past couple years — as one way to rehabilitate the city.
In a basic income system, participants get a fixed amount of money that they can use however they want.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/02/formerly-bankrupt-california-city-tests-universal-income-for-residents/

Ignoring Human Rights Abuses, Mainstream Media Gush Over North Korea’s ‘Charm’
In a bizarre display of willful blindness, U.S. liberal media have lavished praise on North Korea’s dictatorship during the first days of the Winter Olympics, gushing over its “charm offensive” and comparing it favorably to the Trump administration.
In an article Sunday titled “Kim Jong-un’s Sister Turns On the Charm, Taking Pence’s Spotlight,” the New York Times was unable to contain its admiration for the totalitarian state, saying that North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, stole the show at the Winter Olympics by sending his sister, Kim Yo-jong.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/12/ignoring-human-rights-abuses-mainstream-media-gush-north-koreas-charm/

Trump wants a military parade and liberals are hysterical (just more proof it’s the right thing to do)
President Trump wants a parade celebrating our military and troops. It’s a great idea, and is a perfect event symbolizing the fact that America is getting back on her feet after eight years of a commander-in-chief who reveled in complaining about America and decimating our military.The hysteria the proposed parade has provoked among Democrats and leftists provides even more proof that it’s the right thing to do.
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/02/07/trump-wants-military-parade-and-liberals-are-hysterical-just-more-proof-its-right-thing-to-do.html

Liberal Hack to Secretary Mattis: Why Divert Energy, Time, Financial Resources for a Military Parade?
Donald Trump with wife Melania and sons Eric and Donald, Jr. Trump holds the Phelps Award as 2008 Honoree of the Year by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza.
Donald Trump was credited with saving the 50th Anniversary of the NY Veterans Day Parade
UPI reported in 1995 how Trump was credited with ‘saving’ the New York Veterans Day Parade. The parade that year was marking the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II.
Police estimated 500,000 people attended the largest military parade ever held in New York. Organizers, who placed the turnout at closer to a million, said the parade would not have been a success if it hadn’t been for real estate developer Donald Trump, who contributed $200,000 and raised another $300,000.
Last week the Trump White House announced they would ask the military to plan a great military parade in Washington DC.
Democrats were disgusted.
Hallie Jackson: To follow up on Catherine’s question, You just laid out the argument to fulling funding the military, why you think every dollar counts. So why divert time, energy, financial resources to the planning of a parade as the president has asked?

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/liberal-hack-secretary-mattis-divert-energy-time-financial-resources-military-parade-video/

I-TEAM: Inmates claim Corrine Brown getting special treatment
Current, former workers at Coleman facility say that’s not true
Security officials inside the minimum-security prison camp that is part of the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Central Florida — where the 71-year-old former Democratic congresswoman reported to Jan. 29 — said she’s treated like everyone else.
But according to inmates, Brown has been getting everything from massages to being able to wear wigs.
“New mattress, kissing up all day and all night by both staff and residents … and she got to keep a bunch of wigs,” one inmate wrote.
The letter goes on to say, “She had to have a brand new mattress. She has girls that are in prison at her beck and call. She says they are on her payroll. Where we got one chicken pattie for lunch she gets 2. The officers allows her to have massages every night.”
That inmate also claims that Brown is allowed to wear “brand new high-top leather sneakers” that aren’t even sold in the prison commissary.
https://www.news4jax.com/news/investigations/i-team-inmates-claim-corrine-brown-getting-special-treatment

Justice Ginsburg Indicts Half The Country, Blames ‘Macho Atmosphere’ And ‘Sexism’ For Trump’s Win
WHY IS THIS DECREPIT HAG RULING ON CASES INVOLVING THE PRESIDENT/?
“I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by even the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no man would have been criticized,” Ginsburg said Sunday.
http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/12/ginsberg-blames-sexism-trumps-win/

Jeanne Ives Targets Illinois ‘Sanctuary State’ Law in Republican Primary
RAUNER TRIED TO BRING A BIT OF FISCAL SANITY TO THIS LIBERAL SEWER. HE WAS STEAMROLLED BY THE DEMOCRAT-DOMINANT LEGISLATURE LED BY HOUSE SPEAKER MICHAEL MADIGAN AND THE NEWS MEDIA. HIS VETO WAS EASILY OVERRIDDEN AND HE JUST GAVE UP. NOTHING ANY REPUBLICAN DOES WOULD MAKE A BIT OF DIFFERENCE.
Illinois State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) has launched a biting new ad against incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner that brings the “sanctuary state” issue to the fore in the Republican primary.
In 2017, Rauner signed a law that essentially made Illinois a sanctuary state. Conservatives warned that it marked the “beginning of the end” of his administration.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/11/jeanne-ives-sanctuary-state-becoming-major-issue-il-governor-primary/

Columnist: “It’s Time To Accept They’re No Longer Journalists. They’re Activists”
The Washington Post, New York Times, and USA Today still refuse to employ a single columnist that won’t begin each piece with anything less than “Mr. Trump, you are a liar!”
CNN this year had to retract one story and significantly modify a second one (both were related to Trump and Russia) after it turned out the former wasn’t supported by any facts (otherwise often referred to as “fiction”) and the latter was inaccurate to the point of libel.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/columnist-time-accept-theyre-no-longer-journalists-theyre-activists/

California Moves To Force Public Universities To Administer Abortion Pills
The state legislature is moving on an aggressive attempt to reconfigure student health centers from places of healing to abortion franchises.
The FDA reports that such drug-induced abortions have led to cases of extreme bleeding, infection and incomplete abortions requiring a surgery, and even to the death of mothers. The drugs are especially dangerous to women who are later in pregnancy or are experiencing an ectopic pregnancy, both conditions which must be determined by an ultrasound (using equipment not usually found in a college health center.) And that is before we add in the emotional experience of waiting alone in a bathroom to see the pre-born infant pass into a toilet.
http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/09/california-moves-force-public-universities-administer-abortion-pills/

California Will Block Oil And Coal Shipments, Risks Constitutional Battle
“Given how unpopular oil development in coastal waters is in California, it is certain that the state would not approve new pipelines or allow use of existing pipelines to transport oil from new leases onshore,” coastal commissioners Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, State Controller Betty Yee, and state Department of Finance Director Michael Cohen wrote in a letter Wednesday to the BOEM.
California officials can therefore control pipelines, transportation of materials, terminals, and refineries built in coastal areas. The federal government could pull out the U.S. Constitution’s supremacy clause to create a regulatory framework that would override California law.
http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/07/california-will-block-oil-coal-shipments/

Dems left Dreamers out to dry, say activists
Immigration activists are furious that 73 House Democrats, including seven members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, voted for a bipartisan spending bill that doesn’t include a DACA fix.
“Last night immigrant young people and people of conscience fighting for justice were betrayed by both parties,” said Greisa Martínez Rosas, a DACA recipient and advocacy director for United We Dream, an immigrant youth activism network.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/373208-dems-left-dreamers-out-to-dry-say-activists

CAIR Moderates Forum For Ohio’s Democrat Candidates For Governor
THIS IS THE BEST THEY CAN DO

NBC Political Analyst: ‘Trump Has Become The Commander in Chief of American Rape Culture’
Last week White House staff secretary Rob Porter stepped down after his former wife alleged he was abusive during their marriage. And White House speechwriter David Sorensen also resigned after a former wife alleged he was abusive during their marriage. Both men denied the charges.
Of course, this story led liberal media headlines all week.
These are the same people who defended Bill Clinton – who actually was accused of rape and was forced to pay thousands to at least one woman he sexually abused.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/awful-nbc-political-analyst-trump-become-commander-chief-american-rape-culture-video/

Michelle Obama Unveiled Her Official Portrait – The Audience Reaction Says It All
“Let’s just start by saying, ‘Wow,’ again. Let me just take a minute. It’s amazing. Wow,” Obama said after the portrait was unveiled. The moment was met with a gasp and applause.
“Whatcha think?” she asked her mother, Marian Robinson. “It’s pretty nice, isn’t it?”
Obama said that she and President Barack Obama interviewed several artists for their portraits, and that she bonded with Sherald because of all the time they spent together.


http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/12/michelle-obama-official-portrait-reaction/

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BDS: A slick propaganda effort built on lies

Does Israel discriminate against Arabs? Is it today’s version of apartheid South Africa? Olga Meshoe, herself a South African whose family experienced apartheid, settles the question once and for all.

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Where are your Jews?

U.N. Human Rights Council, March 20, 2017: “Where is the apartheid?” [3:52]

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Yo, Lefties. Do NOT presume to lecture me about ethics.

Cuz you have NO moral ground upon which to stand.

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Every argument [the Left makes] in favor of unfettered immigration applies even more directly to the unborn. Their position on illegal aliens and refugees is, after all, an ethical position. They appeal almost entirely to morality, dismissing with contempt practical concerns like security and sovereignty. They say that these people — illegal aliens, refugees — are human beings and as such they deserve to be treated with respect (which is true). They say that it is our responsibility as citizens to deal with whatever inconvenience or burden caused by their presence. Their right to enter our country supersedes our own concerns (which is definitely not true).

” And yet the same people who make this argument will utterly reject the exact same argument as it pertains to children. They deny that parents have any moral obligation to their unborn children. They deny that children have any right whatsoever to enter the world. They proclaim that the inconvenience caused by a child’s presence supersedes his right to exist. In other words, they say that an American citizen has a GREATER responsibility to an immigrant from Mexico or a refugee from Syria than to her own child.

– Matt Walsh

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March for Life sign

http://www.theblaze.com/podcasts/matt-walsh-if-we-call-unborn-babies-fetal-refugees-would-leftists-care-about-them/

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Human Rights Watch: Fidel Castro

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During Castro’s rule, thousands of Cubans were incarcerated in abysmal prisons, thousands more were harassed and intimidated, and entire generations were denied basic political freedoms.

Abusive tactics developed during Castro’s time in power – including surveillance, beatings, arbitrary detention, and public acts of repudiation – are still used by the Cuban government.

Under Fidel Castro, the Cuban government refused to recognize the legitimacy of Cuban human rights organizations, alternative political parties, independent labor unions, or a free press.

He also denied international monitors such as the International Committee of the Red Cross and international nongovernmental organizations like Human Rights Watch access to the island to investigate human rights conditions.

Read the rest @
https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/11/26/cuba-fidel-castros-record-repression

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Evil and the stupid sheeple who blindly support it

2015_02 27 ISIS kill gay man

“For over ten years, gay Palestinians have been fleeing their own country and settling in Tel Aviv, one of the most gay-friendly cities on the planet. … So you might imagine that gay Westerners, with an uncensored press and ready access to information about the torture and execution of homosexuals under administrations like Hamas’s, would be reluctant to support barbaric medieval homophobia. Surely they would feel a natural affinity to the permissive democracy in this conflict. … Alas, not.” – by Milo Yiannopoulos (Aug 1, 2014)

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Standing with the unborn

Hummingbird nest, eggs vs 8 week human fetus

Human Rights should include all humans

Standing with the unborn

There is a “cost” but it’s just social disapproval by liberals. My pro-life activities got me pointedly not invited to my class reunion. My feelings were hurt but only so long as it took me to put it into perspective. People who have no concern for vicious brutality practiced against the most helpless, voiceless and innocent members of society didn’t want to brag to me about their latest promotions. Boohoo.

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Catholic teaching on Democracy

The Catholic Church supports democracy, because of all political systems it offers the best conditions for achieving equality before the law and safeguarding human rights. In order to do that, however, democracy must be more than mere majority rule. True democracy is possible only in a State ruled by law that recognizes the fundamental God given rights of all and defends them, if necessary, even against the will of the majority.

History teaches that even democracy offers no absolute protection from violations of human dignity and human rights. It always runs the risk of becoming a tyranny of the majority over a minority. Democracy depends on preconditions that it cannot guarantee in and of itself. That is why Christians in particular must make sure that the values indispensable to a democracy are not undermined.

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Salvation is from the Jews by Roy H. Shoeman & Dr. Brant Pitre

The book traces the role of Judaism and the Jewish people in God’s plan for the salvation of mankind, from Abraham through the Second Coming, as revealed by the Catholic faith and by a thoughtful examination of history. It will give Christians a deeper understanding of Judaism, both as a religion in itself and as a central component of Christian salvation.

To Jews it reveals the incomprehensible importance, nobility and glory that Judaism most truly has. It examines the unique and central role Judaism plays in the destiny of the world. It documents that throughout history attacks on Jews and Judaism have been rooted not in Christianity, but in the most anti-Christian of forces.

Areas addressed include: the Messianic prophecies in Jewish scripture; the anti-Christian roots of Nazi anti-Semitism; the links between Nazism and Arab anti-Semitism; the theological insights of major Jewish converts; and the role of the Jews in the Second Coming.

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Reflection and Perspective

The following was written by Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics and is reprinted with permission.

At the beginning of the classic Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey stood on a snow-covered bridge preparing to jump into the icy river below.

IAWL George despairs

He was going to kill himself after concluding that he had made a mess of things and that his life had counted for nothing. Then, at the height of his despair, he was visited by Clarence – an angel who showed him all the lives he had touched and how different his community would be had he never lived. In the end, George came to see that he had walked onto that bridge because he was allowing his life to be defined by its failures.

There is a valuable lesson in that for the pro-life movement.

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade decision and, for those of us who fight for the unborn, I often get the feeling that our self-doubt and sense of failure has grown with each of those years. While we don’t question the rightness of our cause, the enormity of its challenges makes us question whether our blood, sweat and tears have bought very much. This attitude seems to be reinforced when you recognize that, for all our efforts, we have not returned legal protection to one baby in one state. On the surface, it seems that all we’ve really done is minimally regulate the circumstances under which they can be killed.

While that analysis may be technically accurate, the picture it paints is misleading. Although few, if any, would call me an angel, I want to point out what our country would be like had my brothers and sisters in this struggle not done what they have done.

Life Dynamics - Pres Mark Crutcher

When I started Life Dynamics in 1992, there were over 2100 abortion clinics in America. Today, there are just over 600 and most of those that remain are gasping for air. But be assured, if the pro-life movement had never existed, there could easily be one in every mall and strip shopping center in the country.

Now if you think the idea of mall-based abortion franchises is too crass even by Planned Parenthood’s standards, you don’t know much about Planned Parenthood. In reality, this is precisely the kind of thing they would do if they could get away with it.

You might also be tempted to think that the American people would not tolerate something this outrageous. If so, I remind you that, fifty years ago, those same people would have labeled you insane if you had predicted that they would soon be driving past free-standing abortion businesses with toll-free numbers, Yellow Page ads and credit-card decals on the front door. Moreover, they would have hauled you away to some asylum if you had predicted that these barbarians would be doing late-term abortions on healthy babies being carried by healthy moms, or that it would be legal for 12-year-old girls to be taken to these places and aborted without their parent’s knowledge.

The point is, if you consider that these things happened in a country with a vibrant pro-life movement, it is quite reasonable to predict that there would be abortion franchises in the malls of a country with no pro-life movement. In that environment, we could also expect to see abortion pills hanging in bubble packs at the check-out counters of every convenience store in the country. In fact, they’d make the perfect companion to the large variety of condoms and “personal lubricants” that are hanging there now.

Life on Mars

There’s more.

  • If the pro-life movement had never existed … every public school and university in America would either have an on-site abortion clinic or a contract with a nearby abortionist.
  • If the pro-life movement had never existed … there would be no debate about taxpayer funding of abortion; the government would have been forcing us to pay for them since day one.
  • If the pro-life movement had never existed … the right-to-life of the unborn would not even be discussed in either the public arena or the political process.
  • If the pro-life movement had never existed … poll after poll would not now be documenting a dramatic shift away from support for legalized abortion and toward the pro-life position – especially among the young.
  • If the pro-life movement had never existed … we would not see the faces of children with disabilities like Down syndrome – not because these maladies had been cured but because abortion would have long ago become the accepted medical “treatment” for every imperfect baby. After all, killing people is easier than healing or accommodating them.
  • If the pro-life movement had never existed … there would be no crisis pregnancy network to help those women who might not want to submit to abortion. That’s because, without your voices, abortion would be the default position for every unplanned pregnancy.

The list goes on and on, but the bottom line is that, without the pro-life movement, America would have devolved into a country where the killing of an unborn child has no more moral significance than the pulling of a tooth.

Now, for those who think I am exaggerating about these things, let me introduce some facts you may not have considered.

In the early 1920s, the Soviet Union became the first industrialized nation in the world to legalize abortion. Many years later, several studies were conducted to determine how that decision was playing out. To put it mildly, the findings were stunning.

One published study documented that the average Soviet woman had nine abortions during her child-bearing years. Other research documented that 90 percent of all first pregnancies in the Soviet Union and 60 percent of all subsequent pregnancies were legally aborted. It is also known that, of the remaining pregnancies, many of them ended in illegal or unreported abortions. The result was that, according to one American researcher, in some parts of the Soviet Union it was not uncommon for women to undergo as many as 28 abortions.

Today, the Russian government is saying that the health consequences of this have been catastrophic for that nation’s women. Additionally, economists are saying that the demographic realities brought on by Russia’s artificially shrunken population will inevitably cause an economic meltdown. In fact, some demographers are arguing that this collapse has already begun.

The important thing for us to recognize is that the Soviet experience with abortion is a prototype for what happens in any country where the abortion industry is allowed to operate without opposition and, thus, without restraint. Make no mistake, had it not been for the American pro-life movement, what happened in the Soviet Union would have been duplicated right here. We would not now be standing on the graves of 50 million dead babies; we would be standing one the graves of 150 million or 250 million or … God only knows how many. Think about that the next time you start to question what the blood, sweat and tears of the pro-life movement have bought.

Jim Pouillon

As we go forward, it is important to never forget that this is not a war between the pro-life movement and the abortion lobby. It is a war between the abortion lobby and the unborn. The pro-life movement is merely a collection of soldiers who volunteered to fight on the side of defenseless children who would, otherwise, be left alone to face these remorseless and amoral cowards.

In the final analysis, we are stronger today than we’ve ever been. For all our faults – and they are many – we have made it clear that whatever sacrifices must be made, we will make; whatever burdens must be borne, we will bear; and whatever obstacles must be overcome, we will overcome.

We have lived this commitment – and we will keep living it – because that is what God expects of us. Two thousand years ago, He promised that the gates of hell would not prevail against us ­– and we understand that if the front door of an abortion clinic is not a gate into hell, then hell does not exist.

So, while it is true that the pro-life movement has not yet won, it is just as true that we will never quit. Despite the setbacks we might face and the battles we might lose, we are going to continue doing our duty and trusting God to deliver the promised victory. But until that day comes, we will not allow Satan to rub our noses in our failures. We will be proud of what we have accomplished, unapologetic about where we have tried and failed, focused on the battle in front of us, and resolute about the future.

And we’re going to leave the snow-covered bridges to our enemies.

Moral high ground

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