Facebook and Social Media are destroying America

 

The bullies at Facebook stuck a “fact checker” ban over this post!   Facebook has become intolerable!  As a large corporation, they have bullied everybody on their platform to fall into their “community standards” and tries to force everyone to cater to their opinions.

Facebook testified before a court that their “fact checkers” indeed did not check facts; rather they only expressed their opinions.  However, FB tends to block our opinion in lieu of their twisted “facts.”  

It’s time to take a stand against the bullying!  Big corporations and big tech got together to “save the election” in 2020.  They ADMITTED this in a Time Magazine article published a few months after the election was over.  Facebook and Twitter banned everyone they didn’t like; but when the banned the President of the United States; and I could care less whether you loved him or hated him; these social media outlets went WAY over the top.  Whenever a corporation of any sort acts “bigger then the President,” they should have been called on the carpet by the Congress and forced to stop the censorship.  But, since they were not stopped then, they think now that they control Americans.

I reinstated my former username on Twitter when I learned of the Elon Musk buyout and the promised changes coming.  Now, Twitter has “permanently suspended” that account that I never used since restarting it; claiming I’d “violated their” rules.  When I followed their instructions to get it reinstated, it popped up a notice that said, “In order to reinstate this account, Google will scan your computer.”  Are you kidding me?  They want me to outright give them permission to scan my computer?  No way.  I shut that thing down, so my former username will have to wait until the bans are lifted at Twitter….but, even then, I’ll NEVER give Google permission to scan my computer.  It’s bad enough that they already get what they get through browsers.  Chrome is the worst.

It’s time to stand against tyranny in America!  If we don’t do it now, it will get exponentially worse as time goes on.  Stand for Christ lest you fall for anything.

A True Story That Brings Hope

A story that brings hope…

There are good people in the world today, in spite of all the garbage you hear on the news.

One good Samaritan was in tears as he recalled bolting from his place of employment, a gas station nearby when a collision took place and one of the vehicles hit a woman and her three children.

Richie Dulany said he immediately bolted to the scene of the nearby accident.

A woman had been trying to cross the street with her young kids when the cars collided. 

“They were innocent; such things shouldn’t even happen like that,” Dulany told WFAA-TV.  One of the kids, whom he said appeared to be under the age of five, had what seemed to him to be a head injury.  So, Mr. Dulany laid down with her to keep her awake until help arrived. 

He says he’s hopeful they all make it.

KUDOS to the hero of the day!  I pray that people everywhere take note of his heroism and follow in his footsteps.

Pray for the woman and the children who remain hospitalized, and for their loved ones who will be struggling during this trying time.  A police investigation of the accident is ongoing.

Video courtesy of Faithwire

See the Video HERE

American government. Printing counterfeit money?

Source:  Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US)

What is the real source of the runaway inflation? 

The government.  They are printing more counterfeit money today than ever.  The chart is from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and it is very telling.
My friend, Bob Allen nailed it….as he usually does.

“Contrary to the lies we’re fed… it’s not Ukraine… not Putin… not Russia… it’s primarily money-printing by our own Federal Reserve and national government. Price inflation is a monetary phenomenon.
More officially counterfeited dollars chasing fewer goods… dollar value craters, takes more to buy things.
Look at the chart. When did the rocket of printing money launch? The impact of such foolishness is never immediate, but it is inescapable. And just as that line has not significantly changed trajectory neither will prices for a long time to come.
This chart reveals the huge lie of anyone in DC trying to get price inflation under control. The pain is going to increase—a lot—before the year ends.
Take any steps you possibly can to reduce unnecessary expenditures—you‘re going to need that money for true necessities. I don’t even want to think about winter heating costs late this year and into 2023.”
–Bob Allen

Tesla Asking Owners to Limit Charging During Texas Heatwave…It Isn’t a Good Sign

Tesla Asking Owners to Limit Charging During Texas Heatwave Isn’t a Good Sign

“The power grid will handle the extra load of recharging electric cars.”
No problem, they said not too long ago.
Apparently, they lied.  Even liberal MSN reported the story.  Now, that’s gotta be something to pay attention to in this market where liberals are pushing electric cars to “clean up the environment”…

MSN reports this story from “The Drive.”

“Texas’ power grid doesn’t exactly have the best of reputations, especially during inclement weather. Whether it’s a snowstorm or an extreme heatwave, the Lone Star State’s isolated power infrastructure seems to have a bit of an issue staying afloat when demand for power increases. And now, charging electric cars certainly isn’t helping.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced last week that six of its power generation facilities went offline following a high demand for power amid a heatwave. During the outage, the six stations would have produced enough electricity to power more than half a million homes. Electric automaker Tesla, which is now headquartered in the state, followed up by asking owners of its vehicles to avoid charging their cars during peak hours in order to help prevent a further increase in demand for electricity.
“A heatwave is expected to impact the grid in Texas over the next few days,” reads a photo of a message pushed to Tesla vehicles in Texas posted to Reddit last week. “The grid operator recommends avoiding charging during peak hours between 3 pm and 8 pm, if possible, to help statewide efforts manage demand.”

The National Weather Service says that the average temperature in the Dallas area for the month of May is around 73 degrees. During the recent heatwave, average temperatures rose above 83 and spiked as high as 94 degrees. A week later, however, things aren’t cooling down much. In fact, that goes for nearly half of the country as summer-like weather is expected to blanket the southeastern U.S. with temperatures above 90 degrees this weekend.

For more information, or to read the rest of the article, you can check out the article on MSN…..  https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/tesla-asking-owners-to-limit-charging-during-texas-heatwave-isn-t-a-good-sign/ar-AAXxdoY

Still want to defund the Police?  Do it and destroy America. 

 

 

 

In the Pictures:

Top:   Aldi Memphis

Bottom:  Aldi in the UK has woman held at knife point by robber.

It’s happening all too soon in America these days.  Angry mobs destroyed and took over cities in the name of “defunding the Police,” and now, that reckless attitude about law enforcement is taking America by storm, mostly in liberal-minded cities across the country.

Now, Aldi is closing in Memphis.  Because of out of control crime.

“Aldi announced Thursday they will shut down their store located on Lamar Avenue because of crime.

“We do not take the closing of this location lightly,” a spokesperson for the grocery store chain said. “Our decision was based on several factors, including repeated burglaries, property damage and poor sales performance. Out of concern for our employees and customers, keeping this store open was no longer a sustainable option. Our employees will continue to work at one of our other ALDI locations in the immediate area.”

Local residents say they are disappointed, but not surprised.

“Absolutely ridiculous the grocery store is closing due to crime,” one resident wrote on Facebook. “Lord have mercy can’t have nothing in this city. This is sad as hell.”

“The neighborhood elders appreciate the business community, but this new generation only have their hands out for what someone will give them or what’s not nailed down to steal,” wrote another.

It’s even more disturbing to know that the Democrat nominee for District Attorney wants to soften criminal penalties. Steve Mulroy even wants to try 25-year-olds in juvenile court.

“When people do not mind walking in stores and filling up baskets of things they intend to steal knowing they are on camera like they have hit the jackpot with little effect to them who should be surprised,” wrote another outraged citizen. “It is done daily in Memphis. What business wants to keep supporting this? Then add in the fact the customers are robbed or car jacked at the stores in broad daylight including the elderly.”

Another wrote, “One of the decent stores want to have anything in these crime infested neighborhoods and nothing is being done about crime and we wonder why they don’t want their businesses in the black neighborhoods and it hurts the decent hard working people and elderly that are trying to make it.”

–Courtesy Todd Starnes

 

Pro-Abortion Witness to Congress: Men Can Get Pregnant

 

The leftist lunacy grows….and gets more “in our face” than ever before.
“An abortion-rights advocate told lawmakers on Wednesday that men can get pregnant and undergo abortions because a person can choose the gender to which they wish to identify.
Aimee Arrambide, executive director of the abortion advocacy group Avow Texas, appeared before the House Judiciary Committee during a hearing about abortion.
Arrambide was asked by Rep. Dan Bishop, R-N.C., to define a woman.
“I believe that everyone can identify for themselves,” Arrambide said.
Asked if she then believed that men therefore could get pregnant and have abortions, Arrambide answered, “Yes.”
–Source:  Newsmax
 
Ed’s Commentary
People are offended when I declare the absolute truth that God created two genders / sexes.  Male and Female.  The women have the babies.  It’s all in Genesis.  You can read the truth there.
So, how can this clown stand before Congress and make such outlandish statements and not be laughed out of the chamber?  It’s because “politicians” decidedly turn their head the other way when something is “controversial.”
Whenever the truth becomes “controversial,” the world is in deep trouble.
Fantasy is not truth, even if you believe otherwise.  Your beliefs and your personal worldview do not change the truth into a lie or vice versa, no matter what those beliefs might be.  Truth is truth and always will be truth.  We must elect Statesmen whose word is their bond, who love and serve the Lord God, Yeshua and who fight for Biblical ideals first and foremost. 
We must honor God’s Word, and this verse comes to mind when I think of our sin-confused and sin-darkened country:  2 Chronicles 7:14, “If My People who are called by My Name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Texas Teen Goes to Bathroom at NBA Game, Is Found 10 Days Later Sold for Sex in Oklahoma Hotel

  Picture courtesy of Faithwire

“On April 8, a 15-year-old girl went to an NBA game with her dad. It was 10 days before he saw his daughter again.

The teenager from North Richland Hills, Texas, was at a Dallas Mavericks game with her father at the American Airlines Center in Dallas when she went to the bathroom right before halftime, according to KVUE-TV. Surveillance footage seen later that night showed the girl leaving the arena with a man, never returning to her seat at the game.

Police found the young teenager a week and a half later, on April 18, in a hotel room in Oklahoma City. She was rescued after the girl’s parents identified her through nude photos posted online, advertising her for sex.

In total, it was 11 days before the girl was reunited with her parents, family attorney Zeke Fortenberry said.”

Source:  Faithwire, May 17, 2022

The article goes on to say that the police were of “little to no help” in locating the girl, but ultimately, it was “a Houston-based anti-trafficking organization, the Texas Counter-Trafficking Initiative, that successfully located the missing teenager using facial recognition technology. Thankfully, the group was able to swiftly locate a photograph of the kidnapped daughter online, according to the family attorney.”

Ed’s Commentary:

While I am extremely thankful this girl was found and I give God the praise for her safe retrieval, she is not without damage.  She was repeatedly raped and molested during the days she was in captivity.  Also, the vast majority of these stories don’t have a happy ending.  Sex trafficking is a real thing these days, and these animals who kidnap children to sell for sex must be stopped!  Hint:  If the penalty for sex trafficking was automatic capital punishment, this practice would quickly come to an end. 

Tony Dow (“Wally Cleaver”) has been diagnosed with cancer

“Wally Cleaver”                        Tony Dow Today

Tony Dow, the actor who portrayed Wally Cleaver on the iconic sitcom “Leave It to Beaver,” has been diagnosed with cancer.

Dow and his wife of nearly 42 years, Lauren Shulkind, announced the news Thursday, according to TMZ. The couple did not divulge what form of cancer Dow, 77, has, but said they’re thankful in advance for prayers from fans.

News of the ailing actor’s health struggles first emerged in August last year when he was hospitalized with pneumonia.  Shulkind revealed that Dow spent 24 hours waiting in the emergency room due to a shortage of beds caused by a surge in COVID-19 cases.   Shulkind further explained that her husband had tested negative for COVID-19 five times while in the hospital.

Dow starred in all 234 episodes of “Leave It to Beaver” until the show ended in 1963. From there he went on to appear in dozens of other shows, including “The Greatest Show on Earth,” “Never Too Young” and “Lassie,” as well as guest roles in “Knight Rider,” “Quincy M.E.,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “The Love Boat” and “Mod Squad.”  Dow also directed episodes of “Babylon 5” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” according to IMDb.

The coming food shortage and the food processing plant fires

Multiple Food Processing Fires burn

Norfolk, VA Food Processing Plant Fire

By:  Ed Smith
May 3, 2022

With food prices already skyrocketing in the US, concern about the large number of food processing plant fires in the country is growing at a rather alarming rate.  Some of the shortages are caused by other factors such as supply-chain issues, shipping issues, etc.  But, now there is the threat caused by American food processing or fertilizer plants burning, leaving the cause of the blaze unknown.
The shortage of food and fertilizer that is the result of Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine and the sanctions of the West in response was already a major player in the causation list of the food shortage.  Since Russia is a major manufacturer of fertilizer, farmers in the US are alarmed that they won’t be able to get sufficient fertilizer to produce their usually bounteous crop.
Now, the food processing plant fires add to the situation.
One analyst calls these fires “the next slow-moving disaster to hit the world.”
A News story says, “There have been more fires and other major accidents at food processing facilities in the last few weeks than in the previous decade.  The odds of it all these fires being a coincidence seems infinitesimal.”
Most of the news reports about each of these fires contains the phrase, “…with the cause of the fire unknown….”
I wonder if anyone can adequately explain why these massive fires keep erupting again and again at critical facilities all over America?

Here is a list of food processing plant fires that have occurred as of April 24, 2022.  It is possible that there have been other fires since this list was created that I don’t know about.

 #1 Salinas, California
“About 85% to 95% of the building is a total loss,” Deputy Fire Chief Sam Klemek.

#2 Hermiston, Oregon
City officials are concerned what the fire could mean for the community and local economy.

#3 Conway, New Hampshire
Neighbors banded together to support crews as they battled a fire in Conway for about 16 hours Monday night.

#4 San Juan, Texas
On March 31, 2022, a structure fire significantly damaged a large portion of the largest fresh onion packing facilities in South Texas.

#5 Jonesboro, Arkansas
Nestle opened the plant in 2002 and in December 2020 the company unveiled plans to invest more than $100 million to expand the frozen foods plant, including the addition of 90,000 square feet and a new production line for Hot Pockets frozen sandwiches. In addition to Hot Pockets, Nestle makes products under the Stouffer’s, Lean Cuisine, DiGiorno, Tombstone and Sweet Earth brands at the plant.

#6 Mauston, Wisconsin
A portion of Mauston’s Wisconsin River Meats burnt down during an overnight fire Feb. 2-3.

#7 Fayetteville, Illinois
A Jan. 11 fire destroyed a 75,000-square-foot processing plant in Fayetteville, about 40 miles southeast of them.

#8 Belfast, Maine
Fire crews from several towns have been battling a fire at the Penobscot McCrum potato processing plant in Belfast.

#9 Leoti, Kansas
The Ford County Regional Hazardous Materials Team deployed to Leoti for the fire and was fighting the blaze and removing hazardous material, Wichita County Clerk Lynda Goodrich said.

#10 Claypool, Indiana
Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) said on Wednesday a fire had broken out in a bag house at its Claypool, Indiana, soybean processing and biodiesel plant on Tuesday and the affected systems had been suspended.  LDC says Claypool is the largest fully integrated soybean processing and biodiesel plant in the United States.

#11 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
An uncontrolled fire at a fertilizer plant in North Carolina forced thousands of people to evacuate as firefighters stood back Tuesday because of the danger of a large explosion.

#12 Sunnyside, Washington
A smoldering pile of sulfur quickly became a raging chemical fire just after 1 p.m. Monday at Nutrien Ag Solutions, 1101 Midvale Road, Sunnyside Fire Chief Ken Anderson said.

#13 Lecompte, Louisiana
A fire started at the Cargill-Nutrena feed mill in Lecompte, LA in the early hours of Thursday morning and burned for 12 hours, coverage by local television news station KALB said. An explosion reportedly occurred as firefighters were working the scene.

#14 Maricopa, Arizona
It’s a long road to recovery for Maricopa Food Pantry after a fire destroyed around 50,000 lb of food. The fire happened just 15 minutes after their food bank closed on Monday morning.

#15 Dufur, Oregon
The headquarters of Azure Standard, the nation’s premier independent distributor of organic and healthy food, was destroyed by fire overnight. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

#16 Planfield, Indiana
Investigators from the ATF’s National Response Team began its on-scene investigation on Friday into the massive fire at a Walmart facility in Plainfield.

#17 Norfolk, Virginia
No one was injured in the fire at a Perdue soybean plant in Norfolk, Virginia, according to WAVY-TV, and the cause had not yet been determined.

#18 Fresno, California
fire broke out at a Saladino’s food processing plant in Fresno, California, according to KFSN-TV.

#19 Covington, Georgia
“A plane apparently crashed at a General Mills plant … in Covington, Georgia. Six tractor-trailers were reportedly on fire … This is the second time in a week that something like this has happened,”

–Source:  Various news sources…

 

News – The Ukraine invasion – it gets personal

 

 

 

 

My friend, Greg Yoder of Keys for Kids Ministries sends the following personal note on Facebook about the Russian invasion of the Ukraine:

“This has been a very difficult month. For the first time in a while I’m struggling. I KNOW God is in control. I KNOW God has a plan. I KNOW this world is not my home. But people’s suffering and evil men have me frustrated and discouraged. The plight of the Ukrainian people has affected me personally. I have friends that have been displaced. Friends relatives are in harms way. I also have dear friends in Russia who can’t say a word for fear they’ll be arrested and face 15 years in prison. I’ve never, ever understood evil and tragedy. I know the Bible verses. I know God’s ways aren’t our ways. I also know God gives people over to their own evil desires after rejecting Him over time. But people suffer. People are dying without Christ. Innocent children are suffering. I find myself more frustrated than hopeful today. The ONLY answer to these issues is Jesus. While many of us believe that, how many of us live this? My faith means everything to me. I don’t know where to turn apart from that. I’m sure there are others feeling similarly. That IS our only hope and the hope I’m resting in. There are some things we can do physically. We can help. My friend Sergey Rakhuba is at the border representing his ministry Mission Eurasia. $50 provides food and Scripture for a family of four for one week. Go here to watch a video and give. https://www.missioneurasia.org

Copied from Greg Yoder’s Facebook post