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.

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