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-Obama’s ‘Internet Giveaway’ Could Lead to U.N. Control?

by Dr. D ~ August 29th, 2016

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It doesn’t make any sense, but President Obama has insisted that the US give up its control over the Internet. Nevertheless, it is scheduled by Executive Order to happen a month from now on September 30, 2016.

Now it comes out that the United Nations may end up with control over the Net even though our ‘globalist’ President protested that he was not giving it to that international body.  Here’s the story from the Wall Street Journal:

When the Obama administration announced its plan to give up U.S. protection of the internet, it promised the United Nations would never take control. But because of the administration’s naiveté or arrogance, U.N. control is the likely result if the U.S. gives up internet stewardship as planned at midnight on Sept. 30.  …

Without the U.S. contract, Icann would seek to be overseen by another governmental group so as to keep its antitrust exemption. Authoritarian regimes have already proposed Icann become part of the U.N. to make it easier for them to censor the internet globally. So much for the Obama pledge that the U.S. would never be replaced by a “government-led or an inter-governmental organization solution.”  …

The only thing worse than a monopoly overseen by the U.S. government is a monopoly overseen by no one—or by a Web-censoring U.N.  …

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Response: Internet freedom and free speech really is at stake.  If the U.N. takes control of the Internet look for major changes to take place and those changes will undoubtedly not be all that supportive of open international freedom of speech. Free discourse on religion would particularly be under review by any U.N.committee in charge of the Net.

Resolutions on ‘protecting religion,’ which in reality are nothing more than ‘blasphemy laws’ supporting Islam against all other religions, are constantly being presented and voted on by the U.N. So far none have been passed.

However, if the United Nations ultimately takes control of the net they would in turn assign a new committee of bureaucrats to run it. Then all bets are off when it comes to free speech and particularly freedom of discourse about religion. Any U.N. committee on Internet control and ‘rights’ would undoubtedly include members from China and Muslim dominated countries which are known to actively oppose free speech when it comes to religion.

Hopefully the US Congress will take action and block this giveaway before September 30, 2016. It is amazing to me that US presidents sometimes do things which are obviously not in the best interests of the country and its citizens. This is one of those occasions. President Carter gave away the Panama Canal and now the ports on both ends are run by a Chinese Company (owned by the red Chinese government). As bad as that decision has turned out, Obama’s Internet giveaway could even be worse.              *Top

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-Pew Research: Why ‘Nones’ Left God Behind

by Dr. D ~ August 26th, 2016

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New research by the Pew organization shows that there are a variety of reasons why the number of ‘nones’ is growing in America and why many of them left the faith they were raised in behind:

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Response: It is important for Christian leaders and pastors to understand the trend toward ‘none’ in America.Looking over the vast number of reasons shown there really are no easy answers. Some where along the line we failed the younger generation and have not properly delivered the ‘faith once received’ as an important reality in their lives.

I believe that a lot of this trend is the result of so many American churches becoming venues for spectators and boring uninspired ‘entertainment.’ What is lacking in many is experience with the living God and his Holy Spirit.

I am still hoping for this trend to be reversed through another great awakening and revival in America.  A recent revival in West Virginia that saw thousands of young people converted to Christ is an example of what I am talking about.             *Top

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-Judge Blocks Obama’s Transgender School Policy

by Dr. D ~ August 26th, 2016

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Just in time for the new school year, a federal judge has blocked President Obama’s nation wide transgender school policy.  Here’s the story from  Christian Today:

Conservative campaigners have welcomed a US judge’s decision to block an Obama administration policy that public schools should allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice.

The decision by Judge Reed O’Connor granted a nationwide injunction sought by 13 dissenting states just in time for the new school year.

While a setback for transgender advocates, the ruling is only the latest salvo in a larger legal and cultural battle over transgender rights that could be headed toward the US Supreme Court. …

O’Connor found the federal government failed to provide states with sufficient notice and opportunity for comment before issuing the guidelines. He also said the guidelines had the effect of law and contradicted existing legislative and regulatory texts.

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Response:The Obama administration has over ridden local and state policies and laws with this executive order which has brought on lawsuits from 13 different states. Talk about over reach! However, this will probably go all the way through the federal court system. A new president could suspend this policy, but look for it to continue if Hillary Clinton is elected.

Notice the two points addressed by the judge:

1. Not enough time was given for adjustments to be made to the new policy.

2. The policy over ruled local and state regulations and legislation.

Time will overcome the first and federal judges have ruled against local laws and regulations in the past forcing changes.  So this may only be a short victory and reprieve until this case reaches the appellate courts.                 *Top

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-States and Doctors Sue Obama Administration Over Forced Sex Change Operations

by Dr. D ~ August 26th, 2016

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In May, we posted about the a mandate from the Obama administration forcing hospitals and doctors to perform sex change operations under threat of losing federal funds including Medicare. Now comes word that a number of states and medical associations are suing the administration over this policy. Here’s the story from the Christian Post:

Five states and organizations representing over 17,000 physicians are suing the Obama administration over new Obamacare regulations requiring doctors to ignore their medical expertise and religious convictions and perform gender transition services and procedures.

Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Texas and Wisconsin, along with doctors and hospitals affiliated with the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, Franciscan Alliance and Specialty Physicians of Illinois, filed a federal lawsuit on …

     "Under the new regulation, a doctor must perform these procedures even when they are contrary to the doctor’s medical judgment and could result in significant, long-term medical harm," the lawsuit states. "Thus, the regulation represents a radical invasion of the federal bureaucracy into a doctor’s medical judgment."

The regulation was originally issued in May and went into effect in July. According to Lori Windham, senior counsel with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the scope of the regulation’s impact could affect every doctor in the country and every state-run hospital.

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Response: The scope and over reach of this policy is astounding. While there were some provisions to supposedly protect religious liberty, the question remains whether hospitals affiliated with religious organizations and their doctors will actually be exempt. For sure they will not be saved from potential lawsuits from patients demanding them to perform these tax supported and paid for procedures.

The mandate nevertheless forces doctors to perform these elective procedures even if it is contrary to there medical judgment and may actually cause medical harm. That is what these lawsuits are all about—bureaucrats making decisions in Washington that reflect political correctness while over riding the medical decisions of doctors and allied health care workers and institutions.               *Top

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-ISIS Calls for Attacks Using Baseball Bats and Guess What…?

by Dr. D ~ August 25th, 2016

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ISIS in a recent video called for faithful Muslims to attack unbelievers in the West using household items like baseball bats. So guess what happened in Calais, France? Violent Muslim migrants attacked truckers using baseball bats. Coincidence? Here’s the story from Jihad Watch:

A THRONG of violent armed migrants have been filmed holding up a UK-bound lorry as they battled to scramble onboard vehicles in Calais. …

The dashcam footage shows a group of men standing in between the branches and the lorry, armed with baseball bats and large sticks which they wave at the Flemish trucker. …

The latest figures show the lawless Jungle camp in Calais has now increased its numbers to more than 9,000 migrants attempting to get to Britain, despite the demolition of most of the camp by French authorities…

“‘Use baseball bats, power drills and screwdrivers’: New ISIS propaganda video urges lone wolves to wield household objects to jihad against the West,” by Darren Boyle, MailOnline, August 22, 2016:

A new ISIS terror video has urged followers to use household goods to conduct jihad against the West.

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Response: The ISIS video is targeting faithful Muslims in France and the USA in particular. If this attack or something similar happened in the USA the Obama administration and FBI would wonder what the motivations were, claim that it had nothing to do with Islam, and conclude that the perpetrators were ‘lone wolfs’ with no ties to any terrorist group. Just saying.

Sometimes I wonder how the supposedly ‘smartest people’ in our nation and the world can be so obviously blind and stupid? Or maybe they just think that regular Americans are that dumb. I guess they do have a point since we chose them to be our leaders.                  *Top

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