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How many people have been diverted from the workforce thanks to our welfare system?

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No wonder millions of American citizens are not working and many are not even looking for work since it pays more to stay home and do nothing then it does to actually go to work everyday.

The welfare system needs to be reformed in this country badly.

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Billions of taxpayer dollars go to college students who never end up with a diploma in their hands, a new report found.

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Pell grants — which are given to low-income families and, unlike student loans, do not need to be paid back — are the costliest education initiative in the nation. But little official data exists on whether they are a good investment, according to the education watchdog Hechinger Report.

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Views From the Nest August 24 2015

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Iran on the move

The ink has yet to dry on the newly penned Iran US nuclear agreement and the Supreme leader of Iran is already rattling his saber. Even before the US Congress can decide what if anything it wants to do with the new agreement Iran is moving ahead full speed on its plans to dominate the middle east and eventually rule the world. At least that is what the following stories might indicate.

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urges Islamic unity against real enemies: U.S. and Israel

( Worthy News) – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme religious leader, on Saturday called on the Islamic nations to unite in the face of the world’s ‘bullies’ and greatest enemies: the U.S. and Israel. Mr. Khamenei accused the U.S.

Iran Deal Is Shaping the Iraq War

Iraq’s prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, is taking severe steps to rid himself of his troublesome predecessor, Nuri al-Maliki. On the heels of a government shakeup, the latest move is a parliamentary report blaming Maliki and many of his political and military leaders for the fall of Mosul to Islamic State last summer.

Secret Side Deal Reveals Disturbing Flaw in Iran Deal

So much for the “anywhere/anytime” inspections of Iran.

News – Iran unveils new missile with 500 km range

DUBAI – Iran on Saturday unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile it said could strike targets with pin-point accuracy within a range of 500 km (310 miles) and it said military might was a precondition for peace and effective diplomacy.

From the Cuckoo’s Nest

What where they thinking?

Iran to Inspect Itself – The Inmates are Officially Running the Asylum – Eagle Rising

Iran to Inspect Itself – The Inmates are Officially Running the Asylum

The Insane Logic to Catering to Gender Dysphoria – Eagle Rising

California, the wise and magnificent, has looked in its crystal ball and decided to offer free sex reassignment for a kidnapper, killer, robber-Shiloh Quine, formerly known as Rodney James. Two insane mental health experts decided that “this surgery is medically necessary for Quine.” They were worried about suicide despite the fact that he is a murderer.

After Expanding Under ACA, This Company is Closing Its Doors

After expanding to do business on Obamacare’s exchanges last year, a Wisconsin-based health insurance company has announced it will close its doors.

Tail Feathers

Other news and views from across the cyberscape

This 2 Day Stock Market Crash Was Larger Than Any 1 Day Stock Market Crash In U.S. History – Freedom Outpost

We witnessed something truly historic happen on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 530 points, and that followed a 358 point crash on Thursday. When you add those two days together, the total two day stock market crash that we just witnessed comes to a grand total of 888 points, which is larger than any one day stock market crash in U.S.

China’s Stock Market Just Had Its Worst Day in 8 Years, and the Rest of the World Is Nervous
Majority of Food Stamp Recipients Are Now Working Age Adults

Instead of children and seniors.

Liberal Polices Haven’t Helped Lift the Underclass from Poverty 

Hackers Unmask Adulterers Using the Ashley Madison Website

“Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes!” – Matthew 18:7

“Judge not, lest ye be judged” is among the most frequently-uttered passages in the Bible, particularly by those who wish to shut down any discussion on some objectively immoral behavior.

After Expanding Under ACA, This Company is Closing Its Doors

After expanding to do business on Obamacare’s exchanges last year, a Wisconsin-based health insurance company has announced it will close its doors.

The Looney Bin

Crazy but true stories

There’s A New Presidential Candidate That’s Trending in Polls and His Name is Literally Nuts

Deez Nuts is running for President and starting to get some traction. Yes, you read that correctly. CBS News and the Washington Post each ran articles in late July about the wide variety of candidates, most of whom are spoofing the process, to include the latest “candidate” Deez Nuts.

The Last Word

Commentary on the news from a Conservative Christian viewpoint

A Virtuous Society

Benjamin Franklin emphasized that without virtue, free societies could not properly function. He said, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”

Benjamin Franklin established that the journey to being a moral culture is anchored in thirteen virtues.  Franklin worked daily to achieve a moral life by pursuing these thirteen virtues.  He even kept a journal and charts to assist him in keeping track of his progress in living his life with each of the virtues as his guide.  Franklin admitted that perfection is unattainable, agreeing with biblical doctrine that “all have fallen short of the Glory of God,” but he believed that being in constant pursuit of a moral life would make him, and anyone else that pursued this kind of life, a better and happier individual.  If society was filled with such people who sought a moral life, society would remain prosperous and free, and liberty would be maintained.

The thirteen virtues were; Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity, Justice, Moderation, Cleanliness, Tranquility, Chastity and Humility.

So what has happened to societal morals?

From Horace Mann to the present, the state has used education to socialize the child. The school’s basic purpose, according to its own philosophers, is not education in the traditional sense of the 3 R’s. Instead, it is to promote “democracy” and “equality,” not in their legal or civic sense, but in terms of the engineering of a socialized citizenry.  Public education became the means of creating a social order of the educators design. Such men saw themselves and the school in messianic terms

John Dewey, chief architect of the modern government run schools denied that there were any absolute values. He implemented that belief in shaping the government run schools. Is it any wonder that the majority of children today produced by those schools do not believe in absolute right and wrong? Instead they believe in relative answers, based on personal needs and desires. To accomplish this goal they had to remove Bible reading, prayer and the Ten Commandments. They had to make sure no one was teaching “Thou shalt not steal” to children in the classroom.

Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts

What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students don’t believe in moral facts.

Atheists and Liberal Judges Unite to Destroy Tradition and Erase Christianity from Education

Atheists Demand Schools Remove Christian Quotes

Freedom From Religion Foundation demands universities fire football chaplains

‘You Must Be Naked’: College Demands Students Flesh Out Final Exam Answers in Eye-Popping Way

A class at the University of California, San Diego, takes the idea of showing up to class naked to a whole new level. Students in a visual arts class at the university are required to complete part of their final exam in the nude or they will fail the entire class.

Professor fails student for refusing to condemn her Christian faith

A professor at Polk State College has allegedly failed a humanities student after she refused to concede that Jesus is a “myth” or that Christianity oppresses women during a series of mandatory assignments at the Florida college.

Duggars Out at TLC, and Jazz is in!

TLC’s most watched show since 2008 may have been the Duggar family reality series “19 Kids and Counting,” but even that impressive standing wasn’t enough to keep the feature alive in the face of a molestation scandal that emerged about one of the sons, 27-year-old Josh.
TLC announced it’s canceled the show, the Associated Press reported.
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Well TLC home to shows like My Sister Wives, Strange Sex, My Five  Wives, and All About Sex, has cancelled the long running reality show 19 Kids and Counting. Citing the bad publicity over the revelation that while a teen 27 yr old Josh had touched his sisters and a couple family friends inappropriately. That was more than 10 yrs ago, and yet that is the reason given for pulling the show.


The Duggars are not quiet when it comes to their Christian values and I suspect it is because they are so vocal about what they believe that the network decided to pull the show. 19 Kids and Counting was one of their highest rated shows on their network.

Drudging up decades old incidents in an obvious attempt to besmirch the family and damage the image the Duggars have lived out in front of the cameras for 10 seasons is shameful particularly when the records of a juvenile were supposed to be sealed.

Anyway not to be undone TLC has announced that a new family is moving onto their airwaves, the Jennings family staring their transgendered son Jazz. Add this to the list of other family shows currently airing on TLC, shows like My Five Wives, or My Sister Wives, one can see that there really isn’t much room for a family of Christian believers with a skeleton or two in their closets.

I watched the premier episode of I Am Jazz and broke out in tears at the abuse that was being handed out by the parents of their young child. The abuse being presented as normative is in my opinion worse than anything Josh Duggar admitted to doing. Of course that is only my opinion, but I watched as a now 14 year old Jazz Jennings, who was born a biological male, wrestles with the mental conflicts of attempting to self-identify as a female, all with her parents support.

According to the show:

Jazz Jennings was born a boy and ‘longed to be a girl’ from age threeBegan life as a girl at her fifth birthday party, wearing a rainbow swimsuit
So a three year old has the mental capacity and the cognitive thinking skills required to understand these things? He at this very young impressionable age just knew he was not a boy?

I did gather from watching the premier episode that as a youngster Jazz formed a very strong bond with his older sister which might explain a great deal of his wanting to be like her rather than his older twin brothers.

Anyway Jazz wore a rainbow swimsuit at his fifth birthday party which is when the show says he began life as a girl. Okay hold the phone for just a minute, Jazz is biologically still a boy, he has boy parts inside and outside, he is only able to appear as a girl because his parents have him taking hormone blocking drugs which prevent him from maturing into a man, so instead he has more feminine features but still has male organs.

In one of the scenes from the show Jazz had some girls from his school over for a sleep over and they were talking like young teen girls do about boys and maturing, and Jazz commented about not getting boobs. Well Jazz guys are not supposed to develop breasts since they are not female. Jazz also commented about not getting a period, again boys do not have the necessary parts for that process to take place.

Jazz laments that he likes boys but the boys do not like him. Well this is a tough subject to handle for adults let alone teenaged boys. However the show wants the audience to rally around the parents efforts to raise their son as a girl.

In their efforts to help Jazz realize his fantasy of being a girl they shopped around for a pediatrician who would give him the hormone treatments needed for his transitioning. Many pediatricians refused to participate but in their persistence they were able to find one who was more than happy to assist Jazz in his quest for female attainment. Jazz plans to have full gender reassignment surgery after he turns 18. He said: ‘The hardest part of being transgender is still having male genitalia. It reminds me I wasn’t born in a female body. Jazz continued: ‘I already feel like a girl but when I have the gender reassignment surgery my transition will be complete.’ No my dear you will still be a boy who has had to undergo surgical procedures in order to attempt to appear like your distorted self-image. At age three Jazz was diagnosed with gender identity disorder after tests and counseling. This dissatisfaction with his appearance and his angst over not maturing into a female was very obvious during the fist episode. It was clear to myself that this young man had some real deep-seated issues in regards to his own self-awareness. His gender Dysphoria is not likely to be assuaged by any amount of drugs or surgery.  It is my personal belief that leading this young man down this pathway is not helpful in the long term because try as he may, it is impossible for him to ever be a complete woman, and as a result of never being able to realize his fantasy of becoming a woman will only leave him more disoriented as he grows older and more despondent.

TLC cancels a program that shows strong family values and a positive body image but embraces programs that depict the non-traditional family unit. My Six Wives, and My Sister Brides, and now its all about Jazz. Marjorie Kaplan, group president of TLC and Animal Planet, stated that "Only TLC can tell this family’s story in a way that celebrates and demystifies differences in an effort to help create a world without prejudice.’ Really? Perhaps you might want to tell that to the Duggars.

Do not get me wrong, Josh had issues growing up he needed to deal with, and unlike the Jennings family, the Duggars saw to it that Josh sought counseling and amended his behavior. I am afraid the Jennings and TLC are abusing Jazz in a way that will leave more than surgical scars. Polygamy and transgender are in, strong family morals and traditional gender roles are out at TLC.

Oh TLC may still be airing the Willis Family so maybe they do have room for a loving Christian traditional family on their station. And that is the way I see it. What say you?

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Supreme_Court_with_names_0I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. 12His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”a He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:

King of kings and Lord of lords.

Today five men and women in black robes passed judgement on the rest of society by insisting that gay marriage is a protected right under the constitution. Although there is absolutely no language in the constitution addressing marriage at all, somehow these five justices found it hidden away within the 14th amendment. Just like the justices who found the woman’s right to abortion hidden among the dusty lines of the constitution this decision, although taunted as the healing remedy for inequity in American society, is only going to further exasperate the animus around this issue. To this day the fight over abortion continues. The fight over gay marriage is going to continue as well.

Why because the will of the people has been trampled on by the will of the black robed mob. Five unelected men and women (or perhaps transitioning or self-identified members of the opposite sex who really knows) have made it their business to decide for the entire civil society what values it should espouse. Although the democratic process was working fine to sort out the problem state by state allowing input from the citizens enabling them to express themselves on this issue, it wasn’t going fast enough for the justices so they put a end to it and decided for us.

Many are celebrating this ‘landmark’ ruling, but just as many, or perhaps even more, are mourning this decision. There are members of our civil society who view this whole concept as ill advised. Their opinions however do not matter because the five judges have spoken, and it is only their opinion matters today.

Christians today are having mixed emotions on how to handle this whole situation. Well I say rejoice and be exceedingly glad because in the end it is the Christian who actually gets the last word on the issue. By that I mean men and women arrayed in black robes are not the ones sitting in judgement at the end of all things but those who are arrayed in white robes will be the ones judging the world as witnesses with Christ.

This issue has been addressed and Paul gave the remedy in his letter to the Corinthian church.

1If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people? 2Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? 3Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! 4Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, do you ask for a ruling from those whose way of life is scorned in the church? 5I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers? 6But instead, one brother takes another to court—and this in front of unbelievers!

7The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? 8Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters. 9Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with mena 10nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6: 1-10

You see my friends, although man thinks he is the master of his own destiny, those who know Christ know who really runs the show.


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