Was Canada Effective in World War II? ASK THE WORLD

I used to always state that Quora.com was a site where people could ask questions on any topic, and those who feel qualified attempt to answer them.  “It’s much like Yahoo! Answers”, I would further explain.  But it’s becoming increasingly clear that this is not a fair comparison.   It’s becoming more like a bunch of yahoos WITH answers making up answers.  And doing an even worse job with some of the questions.  Quora doesn’t make people stupid.  It just makes stupid people more accessible to the general public.  And as the old adage says – “stupidity is contagious, and there’s no known cure”.

The question popped up a few days ago, and I couldn’t believe it.  I also couldn’t keep quiet.  How dare the uneducated chatter class insult the memory of the tens of thousands of Canadians who gave their lives for our global freedom (yep, including the freedom of the brainwave that wrote this question, no matter where he or she lives).  This writer should be happy to discover that Canada was very effective in World War II, along with their Allied partners.  It’s why we aren’t speaking German or Japanese today.

WHAT FOLLOWS IS MY RESPONSE, word-for-word, to this highly controversial question.  Photos were later added for this blog article only.


You’ll have to excuse my homeland of Canada – we were amiss apparently by not personally educating YOU on our war effectiveness from 1939–1945. Let’s fix that. There are a few people you should talk to:

  • Workman John Hawkins of Toronto checks the tags of Bren machine-guns at the John Inglis Co. plant in Toronto. Canada produced millions of arms for the Allied war effort. © Archives Canada mikan-3197327

    ASK THE BRITISH  how effective we were. Before we even sent a single man, gun, plane, tank or ship – we made sure to take care of the British people themselves.  Remember, they live on an island, and risked being isolated by the Nazis, after the war started in September 1939.

    Canadian exports accounted for as much as 77% of British wheat and flour consumption in 1941, 39% of the bacon, 15% of the eggs, 24% of the cheese, and 11% of the evaporated milk that the British imported globally.

    Abandoned British equipment on the beach at Dunkirk. Although 340,000 troops were evacuated from Dunkirk, the British Army left behind: 120,000 vehicles, 600 tanks, 1000 field guns, 500 anti-aircraft guns, 850 anti-tank guns, 8000 Bren guns, 90,000 rifles and half a million tons of stores and ammunition. (Credit: LIFE Magazine, 1940)

    Britain also had to leave 75,000 of their 80,000 vehicles behind in the evacuation at Dunkirk in 1940. Virtually defenseless on the ground, Britain turned to Canada – and particularly the Canadian auto industry – to replace what had been lost. Canada not only replaced those losses – we also did much more.

    Canada produced more than 800,000 military transport vehicles, 50,000 tanks, 40,000 field, naval, and anti-aircraft guns, and 1,700,000 small arms. 38% of this production was used by the British military alone. The Canadian Army “in the field” had a ratio of one vehicle for every three soldiers, making it the most mechanized field force in the war.

    Canada also loaned $1.2 billion on a long-term basis to Britain immediately after the war; these loans were fully repaid in late 2006. That’s the equivalent of about $17.7 billion today.

  • Canadians landing at Juno Beach. (Credit: Le Conseil Regional De Basse-Normandie / Library and Archives Canada)

    ASK THE FRENCH how effective we were. On June 6, 1944, 14,000 Canadian troops stormed Juno Beach, arriving on 110 Canadian ships and supported by 10,000 Canadian sailors, part of 150,000 Allied troops total, who were part of the greatest invasion by sea in world history. Canada was the only nation that captured its beach and fulfilled all Her orders on D-Day. We suffered over 1,000 casualties that day alone.

    The French WILL tell you we were effective, by the way – they were occupied by the Germans for over 4 years – but then just 74 days after D-Day, we liberated Paris, and less than one year after D-Day, our little nation had assisted in bringing down the Third Reich completely – an empire that conquered 11 nations on 2 continents with 20 million battle-hardened troops, And Hitler was dead. Were we effective. They would shout a resounding “Oui!”

Dutch Ambassador to Canada, Dr. J.H. van Roijin and Mrs. van Roijin, greeting Dutch immigrants arriving by ship in Montreal, June 1947. (Credit: George Hunter / National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque / Library and Archives Canada / PA-123476)

ASK THE DUTCH how effective we were. Our country welcomed Queen Juliana, Prince Bernhard and the other members of the Dutch royal family as our guests for 5 years, after the Nazis invaded their Kingdom in June 1940. Dutch Princess Margriet was born in Ottawa Civic Hospital.

Later, Canada almost single-handedly liberated the Netherlands from the Nazis on May 9, 1945, and the Dutch still celebrate Liberation Day (unofficially called “Canada Day”) with Canadian flags flying in Amsterdam on that day, citizens still running to give our aged soldiers flowers as they march or ride in parades there.

In a decades-old Dutch tradition, schoolchildren visit the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten, Netherlands on Christmas Eve every year, where nearly 1,400 Canadian soldiers are buried, and they place candles on every grave. More immigrants arrived in Canada in the 1950s from the Netherlands than from any other nation in the world, including America. In fact, the 2016 Canadian Census reported 1,111,655 persons of Dutch origin living in Canada out of 37 million Canadians. Did they find us effective? They would say “ja!

  • In fact, I’d even recommend ASKING THE GERMANS how effective we were. Particularly the German troops that were garrisoned at the town of Zwolle, in the Netherlands. Canadian soldier Léo Major was the only Canadian and one of only three soldiers in the British Empire and Commonwealth to ever receive the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) twice in separate wars. In 1945, he single-handedly liberated the city of Zwolle, the Netherlands from German army occupation. He was sent as a scout with one of his best friends, but he thought the town was too beautiful for a full scale attack. So the next rational option was to clear it out himself. A firefight broke out and his friend was killed, but that didn’t stop him – he put the commanders of each group of soldiers he found at gunpoint, and the entire unit would end up being taken prisoner as a result. He ended up taking nearly 100 Germans prisoner that night, until the entire city was clear of Nazis. He received his second DCM during the Korean War for leading the capture of a key hill in 1951.

(Credit: Globe & Mail.)

Canada declared war in Germany just 7 days after Great Britain and France, and had troops in Europe literally weeks later. It would take a further 26 months before the United States would enter the War. By the time the War was over, Canada had over 1.1 million soldiers in uniform – about 33% of our entire adult male population.

At the end of the Second World War, Canada had one of the largest navies in the world, with 95,000 men and women in uniform, and 434 commissioned vessels including cruisers, destroyers, frigates, corvettes and auxiliaries.

During the 2,159 days that Canadian soldiers fought across Europe, Asia and Africa, 45,000 were killed, and 55,000 were injured. Those total casualties were equal to nearly 1 out of every 10 soldiers that served.

Canadians are not a blunt, brash or boasting lot. We are famous for apologizing for things that aren’t our fault. So let me say ”sorry” to you in that vein – during the War, our armed forces were too busy making scraps to make a scrapbook for posterity. Many of our soldiers were gone for six years and then had to be re-integrated back into society after the War. We were also kind of busy burying our dead, and helping rebuild the world.

We’ll be sure to get it right for World War IIIwhich ironically will likely be started by someone like you, asking ill-advised, inflammatory questions like this.


(Editor’s Note:  The answer above certainly struck a nerve, which I’m thankful for!   In just the last 30 days alone, nearly 50,000 people on Quora.com read my answer above, and I received dozens of very kind comments.  I’ve shared my favorite at the end of this article.

I’m also honoured to have been “upvoted” over 2,900 times, which, according to Quora, means that these readers “believe I answered the question asked and contributed in a meaningful way to Quora’s repository of knowledge”.

If only the ORIGINAL QUESTION had been written with that same goal in mind.

And for the very first time in my life, I believe, something I’ve written has been painstakingly translated word for word into French, by a man I don’t know and have never spoken to before!  Merci beaucoup, Pierre Luc Gaudreault de Montréal!  You did an amazing job / Tu as fait un travail incroyable!

And it’s comments like these that truly make my blog, Quora, Youtube, Twitter…all worthwhile.  Thank you Raymond Li!


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By Shawn Jorgensen,  Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted:  January 19, 2020
[God’s Got A Plan For You!]

The Poppy and the Cross

In Canada today, the two most dramatic symbols representing our society, our freedoms – even our very identity as Canadians – are arguably:
– The poppy, which we wear with pride around Remembrance Day (November 11) annually, and…
– The Cross, which we revere every day of the year.

So it should be no surprise that BOTH symbols are under fervent attack by secular humanism and the rise of false religions, more than any other in Canada today.  For if the enemies of everything we hold dear simply strike at our foundations, this entire structure we call “Canada”…

…will come crashing to the ground.


Canadian troops at the Second Battle of Ypres, April 1915, and in Afghanistan, December 2008 (Credit: Canadian War Museum – http://www.warmuseum.ca)

THE POPPY

We are NOTHING as a country, if we choose to ignore the individual and corporate sacrifices, (in “sweat, blood, toil and tears”, as Winston Churchill once said), of the brave men and women who have served in our Canadian Armed Forces with honour for 152 years and counting.

On Remembrance Day annually (November 11), we pause for a moment at 11:11 AM local time, in whatever part of this HUGE country’s we may be in, to commemorate the moment when, on that date and time in 1918, the Great War – the “War to End All Wars”, the “Seminal Catastrophe”, or the “European War” as it was known, finally came to a close.

This was the first global war in world history.  Starting in Europe on July 28, 1914, and carrying on for 1,567 days until November 11, 1918.  70 million troops marched onto battlefields in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history.  It was also the deadliest, claiming 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians, as a direct result of the war, and over 20 million others from diseases like the Spanish flu, that claimed another 50 to 100 million, starvation and scattered genocides that followed.

Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France – where the names of the 11,285 Canadians who lost their lives in France and who had no known grave are recorded.

We wear a poppy to commemorate what our soldiers did there because it MATTERED.  Our young boys stepped into living Hell on hardened battlefields, that had equally hard names to pronounce and spell –  like Ypres, Festubert and Givenchy (1915), The Somme (1916), Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Lens, Passchendaele and Cambrai (1917).  In every situation, we did things beyond our training.  We successfully completed missions that France and England, who had 1,000 year old military histories, couldn’t do.  Canadian soldiers often did the unthinkable – at times, even the impossible – for 1,567 days (from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918), and we assisted the Allies in defeating the Central Powers, which included three Empires (German, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian), as well as Bulgaria.

Little Canada was not even 50 years old when the war started.  Only 8 million residents in the whole country then.    We grew up into adulthood before the eyes of the world.  So foundational was our input in World War I that the last 100 days, from August 8 to November 11, 1918, are known today as “Canada’s Hundred Days”.  At one point during World War I, 7% of Canadians were in uniform, one of the highest participation rates by any army in any war in world history.   If the US had that size of army based on population, it would number 22 million.  If China did, their armies would have number 97 million.

The installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London, commemorating the centenary of Britain’s involvement in the First World War . (Credit: Geoff Pugh/The Telegraph)

We wear a poppy to show solidarity with the everyday Canadians who fought for us so long ago.  They were us.  A total of 619,636 Canadians enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the war, 424,000 served overseas – and 59,544 died during the war (51,748 as a result of enemy action, and 7,796 from “friendly fire” incidents, accidents and disease).   Hundreds of thousands more worked in the war effort back home, in administration, factories making munitions, equipment, tanks, planes, ships, uniforms, and growing and packaging food and medicine.  There wasn’t a familiy in Canada that was untouched by the war – there were likely few in the country that didn’t know someone overseas.  Many also knew someone who died there.

And this war was not as advertised – it did not “end all wars”.  In fact, just 21 years later, the world would once again be set on fire, with battles raging on three continents, as Hitler and his Nazi hordes attempted to conquer the world.  By the time the final bomb had been dropped on Nagasaki on August 8, 1945, and the two wars had finally ended in Europe, Africa and Asia, over 60 million people had died, including 25 million Russian civilians alone.

We wear a poppy to remember that Canadian soldiers changed the world.  And Canada had become a new symbol of freedom and hope in the world.   We sent over 1 million soldiers to Europe, many of whom didn’t come home for 6 years in World War II.  Tens of thousands didn’t come home at all.  We declared war on Hitler just one week after Great Britain and France did, on September 10, 1939.  We weren’t forced to – the King had told our government that we had free will to determine if this is was a cause we wanted to send our boys into harm’s way for.  We debated it in Parliament, we thought about it, we prayed about it.  And we did it.  Once we declared war on September 10, we had troops on the ground in Europe just 2 weeks later.  And our boys volunteered for it.  It took the US another 820 days before they joined the war, and their troops had to be drafted, even then, to do so.

We wear a poppy over our hearts, because we loved these young men, and because they gave all they had, with all their hearts, for us.  We honour the heroic contributions of our soldiers, over the last 1.5 centuries, to the building of our nation.  And to the freedom enjoyed by the entire Western world.  They were literally a force for good that stopped the forces of evil spreading across the globe.

Speaking of which – there are some misguided Cretans who introduced a rainbow poppy this year, just before British Armistice Day – like the gay community wasn’t getting enough attention during commemorations for our war dead?  Attempting to turn the poppy into a culturally misappropriated gay symbol is outrageous.

These are likely the same morons that wear a pink triangle as a symbol of connection with the LGBT community – not realizing that the symbol was introduced in the Nazi concentration camp system, along with the yellow star, to help sort out which prisoners were which.

It is also truly disgusting that some in the Muslim community boycott the sale of poppies because they consider it a symbol of “racism”, and some Legion branches in the UK stopped selling them in “certain areas” of Britain to avoid offense, though they have been selling them throughout the UK since 1921.  This vocal minority of Muslims try to extinguish the symbol altogether – yet they are hardly the spokespeople for racial tolerance in the world.

THE CROSS

In Canada, our freedoms are only authentically maintained when our people still hold dear to the sacrifices symbolized by the POPPY – and we must “NEVER FORGET” to STAND AND SALUTE those who shed their blood for victories over dictators and despots.

However, that freedom only truly exists in Canada and indeed in EVERY nation on Earth, when the people hold EVEN MORE dear to the Sacrifice actualized by the CROSS of JESUS CHRIST – and we must “BE IN REMEMBRANCE” to KNEEL, BOW AND CLING to the One who shed His blood for our final victory over the Devil and even Death itself.

I STAND to honor the anthem and the flag, and symbolically pin a poppy OVER MY HEART today, with pride and thankfulness.

But first…

I KNEEL and BOW to honor the Cross, and literally invite the Saviour of the World, Jesus Christ, to LIVE INSIDE MY HEART, with humility and thankfulness.

Because of the sacrifices of Canadians – on far off battlefields – many individual freedoms are enjoyed today by the Canadian people.

But without the Sacrifice of Christ – “on a hill far away” – WE HAVE NO FREEDOM AT ALL – either on this Earth or eternity to come.

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36)

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”  (Galatians 5:1)

“In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”  (Ephesians 3:12)

“I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.”  (Psalm 119:45)

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By Shawn Jorgensen,  Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted:  November 10, 2019
[God’s Got A Plan For You!]

CANZUK – The Canada-Australia-New Zealand-United Kingdom Free Trade Bloc

Great Britain is now beginning the process of divorcing from the European Union and going on its own – something it’s quite capable of doing, having built an Empire, then a Commonwealth, with impact around the world,  that has lasted 1,000 years.  Now a new trade deal is being considered between four very old and dear friends – family members actually – and it’s starting to get a lot of interest among the citizenry of those four countries.  It might just be the best idea any of the four has ever been part of!
The proposed union even has an unofficial name, already becoming comonplace – CANZUK:  the Canada-Australia-New Zealand-United Kingdom trade bloc. There is even a website currently promoting the idea to all four national governments and their citizens – all four of whom are in various stages of development of the idea already:

CANZUK with insignias of the four Commonwealth countries involved: Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. (Credit: Alexander MacLeod)

I believe strongly that the United Kingdom/Great Britain would indeed be best served by joining with these particular member states of the current British Commonwealth, to form a new trade bloc, like the EU – Australia, New Zealand and Canada (FULL DISCLOSURE: I was born I, and have lived all of my 51 years, as a citizen of Canada).

The personal, professional, business and national connections between these four particular countries are incredibly deep. Of course, this is because we are family, as I stated previously – Great Britain being our mother, and the other three nations (Australia, New Zealand and Canada) being sisters, who to this day very much love and respect one another.

The trust and credibility built between these four nations goes all the way back to our individual founding as colonies of the British Empire, and now member sovereign states of the Commonwealth. The daughter states are all within 44 years of being the exact same age:

  • New Zealand – May 7, 1856
  • Dominion of Canada – July 1, 1867
  • Commonwealth of Australia – January 1, 1901

These four nations fought through two World Wars, the Great Depression, and a host of other challenging times… side by side.

(from l to r, Rt. Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, Rt. Hon. Teresa May, Prime Minister of Great Britain, Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand)

We share Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as our common monarch. A shared monarch is an essential aspect of CANZUK, which represents a global institution which has played an important role as a symbol of a common heritage and parliamentary tradition.

The Crown is the cornerstone of our democratic governments, and the rule of law over a long history of peaceful constitutional development. It is instructive to note that the English speaking countries which have retained the monarchy have been far more successful in avoiding civil unrest than their republican counterparts such as France and the United States.

The four nations have the same Parliamentary governmental system, a similar Constitution, and are all members of the British Commonwealth. We have similarly-ranked and recognized educational institutions, as well as similar trends in the business and financial realms, and similar geopolitical aspirations. The four nations also have, for the most part, the respect and trust of the majority of the nations of the world.

Interest and support is already high in all four nations for such a trade bloc agreement:

Overall National Average Support (in %):

National Support by Region (in %):

We have a similar racial profile, speak the same language (with some various differences that only make things more interesting). Canada, Australia and New Zealand even share a similar currency with a near-identical value – the Dollar. For example, on October 2, 2019 (information provided by Google Finance)

  • 1 New Zealand Dollar equals 0.83 Canadian Dollar
  • 1 Australian Dollar equals 0.89 Canadian Dollar
  • 1 New Zealand Dollar equals 0.93 Australian Dollar

With the United Kingdom “Brexiting” the European Union trade bloc and going on their own, this idea has gained newfound interest in the UK, and across the other three nations as well.

passs-e1490853717728This concept of a trade bloc consisting of the United Kingdom/Great Britain, as well as Canada, Australia and New Zealand was discussed in a February 13, 2017 Financial Post article, which I will quote verbatim for some excellent updated information. – In the Trump era, the plan for a Canadian-U.K.-Australia-New Zealand trade alliance is quickly catching on:

Erin O’Toole, one of the candidates for the Conservative Party leadership, has made one of the key planks of his campaign his determination to “pursue a Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand trade and security pact.” The idea of creating a “CANZUK” zone of free trade and free movement of labour is catching on elsewhere, too.

In New Zealand, the junior coalition partner in the government, the Act New Zealand party led by David Seymour (who himself worked for five years in Canadian politics), is explicitly in favour of free movement and free trade within CANZUK.

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Proposed flag of the CANZUK union, composed of elements from all four national flags. Some with overactive imaginations say this reminds them of a white supremacist flag.

In official party circles within the U.K. and Australia, the wheels are grinding a little slower, but the former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is already into most of the idea, proposing a free-trade agreement and free-movement area encompassing Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. And in Britain, Theresa May’s Conservative government has made it clear it wants new trade agreements with Canada, Australia and New Zealand as soon as possible after it leaves the EU.

The idea of CANZUK begins with a free-trade agreement, free-movement area (the freedom to live and work in each others’ countries) and defence-partnership agreement. O’Toole favours all three of these main planks, and he’s right that it all makes perfect sense.

The post-Cold-War alliances are obsolete. NAFTA is dead. The EU is losing a key member.

The CANZUK countries, working closely together, would make a formidable contribution to world affairs. They would have the largest total landmass of any free-trade zone. They would collectively constitute the fourth-largest market in the world, after the U.S., EU and China.

Their combined military spending would be the world’s third largest, well ahead of Russia, and on European Geostrategy’s geopolitical power index, the CANZUK countries collectively have a strength around 70 per cent of that of the U.S. — and nearly twice that of China or France. With a combined global trade footprint nearly twice as big as Japan’s, the CANZUK countries would have substantial influence in opening up global markets and guiding global regulation across a range of issues from banking to shipping to the environment.

tldrcanzukWhat makes CANZUK a natural union is perhaps self-evident. Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand share a similar culture, similar values, and analogous legal, business and social systems that allow us to get along easily and interchangeably. (The term CANZUK was originally a term diplomats used to refer to these four countries because of how frequently they would vote the same way at the UN.)

Most of the main issues our political parties focus upon are instantly comprehensible to anyone from another CANZUK state. Our laws and constitutions share many features, making trade deals and mutual regulatory recognition a relatively straightforward matter. Our citizens enjoy a roughly similar per capita GDP (which is just not true of the other Commonwealth nations with similar constitutions) and face few hurdles in integrating into another CANZUK country’s labour market. Our societies are peaceful and orderly.

And in our modern globalized world, we see that we are much more similar to each other than we are to others. The challenges of dealing with Japanese or Chinese business partners can be overcome, but they cannot be denied. Continental Europeans have different foibles, different goals and different priorities from ours, as well as importantly different legal and constitutional challenges. The arrival of President Trump reminds us of just how different from us many parts of the U.S. really are, and always have been.

Furthermore, while the U.S., the EU and China can all make valuable trading partners in their different regions, each CANZUK state that encounters them is regionally overmatched and, standing alone, will inevitably be dominated. Working together though, exploiting our natural affinities and the world of mass communication, high-value services and rapid transit, CANZUK can allow us stand our ground and project our own values and agendas.

The post-Cold-War alliances and assumptions are obsolete. NAFTA is dead. The EU will soon lose one of its largest members. Trump might downgrade NATO, abandon the WTO and even diminish the UN. It’s tempting, in a world of change, to try to cling to as much of the old certainties as possible. But if we look up and out, something new beckons. Free trade, free movement and a new security partnership between countries of shared culture and natural affinity. CANZUK is the global deal of tomorrow.

Dr. Andrew Lilico, born in New Zealand but based in London, is executive director and principal of Europe Economics, a fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs, and chairman of the IEA Monetary Policy Committee.

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By Shawn Jorgensen,  Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted:  December 15, 2018.  Updated:  October 2, 2019.
[God’s Got A Plan For You!]

“Hypocrites” Keep You from Church? 😂

I am daily asked many questions on Quora about Christianity in general, or some theological tongue-twister specifically.

Tonight, I was asked this question:width=500

The remainder is my verbatim answer.  Either this person is trying to excuse sinful behaviour as a Christian, they are possibly mocking a Christian who has pretended for too long that they are perfect, or some other permutation I have not yet considered. As a result, I will let the Bible speak for me on this subject of Christians and sin. I hope it helps someone out there who either is a believer and struggles with their sin nature, or isn’t yet a Christian, but wants to know more about God and His love for us.


Every single person on earth has sinned, except for One – Jesus Christ Himself, because He was the sinless Son of God:

  • As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one (Romans 3:10)
  • For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God(Romans 3:23)
  • Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned (Romans 5:12)
  • For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord..” (Romans 6:23)

Christ died on the Cross to save all not just Christians, but all of mankind from their sins.   Anybody who accepts that sacrifice of Christ for the penalty of sin (that they should’ve paid themselves) receives all the benefits of His death on the Cross:

  • For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believe it’s in him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

  • Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him. (1 John 5:1)

Instagram-TAG-a-friend-Our-Church-Memes-3dfb53Those who believe in what Christ has done for them and accept it are referred to as “Christians” – which is just someone who follows the teachings of Christ. And the moment we accept Him as our Saviour and Lord, He grants us the ability to have eternal life with Him in heaven.

However, battling the sin nature will continue to ravage us as long as we live on this planet. But now that we are believers in Christ, there are benefits to that – membership has its privileges:

  • No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but Godisfaithful, whowill not allowyou to be temptedbeyondwhatyou are able, but with the temptation will also make theway of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)

  • And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact,together with Christwe areheirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. The Future Glory ”(Romans 8:17)

  • But thanks be to God, whogives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”(1 Cor 15:57)

  • I do not understand what I do. For whatI want to do I do not do, butwhat I hate I do. …17 As it is,it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but Icannot carry it out. (Romans 7:15, 17-18)

But our sin nature doesn’t have to control us any longer. It doesn’t have to overwhelm us and lead us around by the nose and make us do things we don’t want to do. God has given us the ability to overcome these things. Yes, many Christians have not learned that yet, and it’s a process that takes people their entire lives to be regenerated. A person does not become instantly perfect when they become a Christian – in fact, they don’t reach perfection until they get to Heaven at the end of their life. For the remainder of this life, it is a process of continuous renewing of our minds and hearts, with the help of God:

  • Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)

  • Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.  For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”(Romans 6:12–14)

The beauty of the message of Christ and his work on the cross for us is that we can’t earn it, we don’t deserve it, and we are never going to be good enough to get it on our own. The sooner Christian learns that he doesn’t have the ability on his own to live the Christian life, and needs God to help him to renew his mind and be restored every single day, the sooner he will see restoration in his life.

I can tell you firsthand from my own family and friends that anyone can be delivered from alcoholism, drugs, smoking, sexual addictions, gluttony, anger, hatred, loneliness, racism and many many more – there are so many things that try to destroy us today:

  • To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving us an example,that you should follow His steps: ‘Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth.’ (2 Peter 1:10)

  • So, dear brothers and sisters,work hard to provethat you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away”

It’s important that we always remember, however, that only God can help you to become a better person – only he can make you more like Christ. You don’t have the ability to do it amongst yourselves if you did you we wouldn’t have needed to see him die on the cross in the first place

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.  10For we are God’s masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago. (Ephesians 2:8–10, New Living Translation)

FINAL NOTE:

Sometimes people refuse to associate with the church because Christians may seem to be less than perfect. A frequent excuse among people for not seeking salvation through Jesus Christ is because the church is full of hypocrites.

Sadly, this charge is partly true. This is an apology, a personal confession, and a statement of fact; Christians are still only people, and people often fail to be at their best. The answer is, yes, there are hypocrites in the church.

But the church is not filled with hypocrites. We should give Christians some benefit of the doubt and assume that, although they are human, they are earnestly trying to live in accord with their convictions.

There is a vast difference between:

  • those who are trying to live as Christians, but who make mistakes;

  • those who say they are Christians, but do not try to live better at all;

  • and those who have nothing to do with God – the majority of humanity – who reject him at every turn

The Church is not the only place where we find hypocrites, however. They are on the golf course, the highway, in business, in government, in school… They are everywhere.

Although you may not attend church because of them, have you given up golf, or driving your car, getting an education or working for a living because of them?  Of course not, it wouldn’t be practical.

We overlook the hypocrisy of our golf companion when he cheats on his score, we do not cease to drive our car because the man in the next lane speeds, and we do not refuse our paycheck even though a fellow worker steals and does not give a day’s work for a day’s pay.

And at the end of your life, you will stand before God alone and He isn’t going to allow any excuses for why you didn’t accept His gift freely offered – which His Son voluntarily paid, a tremendous price to give you freedom from Sin, Death, Hell and the Grave – thanks to His death on the cross.

I urge you to accept that free gift of salvation today, that Jesus offers to you. God doesn’t promise anyone tomorrow” anywhere in the Bible – He only promises TODAY…and ETERNITY.

You can choose to not believe that God exists if you want to. That’s certainly your prerogative. But if I live my entire life for the cause of Christ, and I die, and then it is discovered that everything I believed was a lie, I won’t know any different.

But I will have lived a victorious life before I die, free of loneliness and fear and worry, knowing that Somebody out there cares for me and takes care of me and guides me.  I have lost nothing if I have traded my doldrum life for one with purpose, meaning, and victory.

Oh, it’s not going to be perfect on this side of the grass – and there will be times where being a Christian will be an incredible challenge for a lot of people. We face a world that hates God and hates the church and will do anything it can to discredit both. And there are a lot of Christians that have certainly helped to make that a lot easier, by some of the most outrageous actions and behaviours.

But there are hundreds of millions of us who have accepted the message of Jesus Christ have claimed his victory over sin and death in our lives, and we echo the scripture that says:

  • I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:28)

So again I choose to live my life for Christ.  If I end up being wrong and there is no Christ I have lost nothing– I have given up nothing that satisfies more, nothing that gives me more hope, nothing that gives me joy, nothing that gives me peace, that what I believe I have through Christ.

Now, however, if you lived your whole life and you wind up being wrongand there was a God, you lose everything.  We are given no mulligans, no do-overs or second chances when it comes to eternal life – the Bible says that:

  • It’s appointed unto men once to die and after that the judgment. (Hebrews 9:27)

20 seconds or less after you’re dead, you’re going to either have a very strong punch in the face of reality – when you quickly realize that there is a God and there is a Heaven and you’ve just stumbled into the very centre of their existence…

…or you will live a less than fulfilled life, feeling that there is something missing – money, popularity, relationships, power – none of which can or will satisfy you.

None give you hope for tomorrow – or even for today!

And the ultimate disaster would be to learn that, after having lived your life for so long for yourself alone, that at the end of life, there is nothing but darkness and finality.  You would die at the end of all that and have…nothing. 

What a motivating factor THAT would be to live a long life.  Or perhaps, more importantly, to pray that you never die.

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By Shawn Jorgensen,  Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Original Post:  June 1, 2019
[God’s Got A Plan For You!]

Victim Value = 1 Muslim > 7+ Christians

There is an uncrossable gulf that separates how much value the Western media and leftists hold for Muslim victims of terror, that were not caused by the Church, and Christian victims of terror caused by Islam.  That has been made painfully clear in the last month, and especially after the horrific terrorist attacks on worshipping Christians on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. 

It’s time to speak up about it.


The US State Dept has warned of the possibility of more terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka following Sunday’s deadly Church bombings. | Source: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

One only has to look at the coverage this week of the Islamic terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka versus the insufferable barrage of inane nonsense that came out of New Zealand after the so-called mosque shooting there, to see just how much the media and leftist jackasses overvalue the death of a Muslim at the hands of non-Christian extremists, over the death of many more Christians at the hands of Muslims.

The mosque shooting in New Zealand was met with national mourning and a pandering prime Minister that wore Islamic clothing more than she wore her own pants suits that week. Giant ceremonies were held where the whole country could come together, as long as they were weeping and gnashing their teeth because of the Muslim “victims” there.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seems to be looking to see if the media are watching her weeping performance? What an insufferable witch – only days after this shooting, her government would claw back many categories of previously legal firearms, which wouldn’t have changed anything in this situation..

Fast forward to the disaster in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, when Christians were brutally murdered by the hundreds while they sat in church on our holiest day of the year – their only crime being their celebration of the resurrection of the living Saviour.

And what was the public’s response around the world? All I heard was crickets chirping. I DON’T RECALL SEEING ONE WORLD LEADER SPEAKING OUT ON THIS AT ALL.

And in the most outrageous slight possible, ABC News ran one constant video clip in Sri Lanka of a Muslim woman kneeling on the street weeping about it afterwards. That’s it – that was the sum total of their reporting of public response.

Frankly I don’t give a damn what their responses to this event are – those Islamic pigs COMMITTED THE CRIME.

A mass funeral on Wednesday near St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka. About 100 people were killed at the church on Sunday. (Credit: Adam Dean/New York Times

While 359 people were killed and over 500 were injured by Muslim terrorists in 8 separate attacks in Sri Lanka, including hundreds of Christians killed in Church only, the liberal elite continues to pander to the poor little Muslims in this so-called NZ mosque shooting. Tonight, as we speak, Prince William of the royal family is in New Zealand to support the victims there.

Meanwhile, to add insult to injury band slaughter, the media continues to report that these ISIS butchers perpetrated these attacks as retaliation for the mosque shooting – though NO Christian, NO church and NO Sri Lankan had anything to do with that fake news gun grab committed by the libtard government in New Zealand.

An image released by Isis’s propaganda agency Amaq of a group of men it says carried out the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka (Credit: AFP)

LET ME SAY IT AGAIN – The media and leftists have the unmitigated GALL to actually try to STILL get public sympathy for the Muslims shot in the New Zealand mosque … by painting the Sri Lankan attacks as REVENGE KILLINGS.

THAT WOULD BE THE SAME THING AS THE UNITED STATES LAUNCHING AN ATTACK ON VENEZUELA IN RETALIATION FOR THE JAPANESE BOMBING IN PEARL HARBOR. The two events do not have a damn thing in common, other than Muslims were responsible in one and supposed victims in another.

NO Christian pulled the trigger in New Zealand, NO church was responsible for the attacks in New Zealand, and NO Sri Lankan had anything to do with the attack in New Zealand. To have the gall to paint the attacks in Sri Lanka as some kind of revenge for New Zealand shootings cheapens the deaths of hundreds of people who were even more completely innocent than their Muslim counterparts.

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Hell, liberals and media are even trying to justify the attacks on Sri Lankans as if they deserved it for the attacks in New Zealand.

If the truth be told, and I’m not even going to bother being sensitive about this, Muslims died in the mass shooting in New Zealand because they have committed 35,899 terrorist attacks around the world since 9/11 and people are fed up with them. The Muslims who were killed in that shooting in New Zealand were perhaps innocent victims, though we don’t know what kind of impact they have had on the terrorist attacks around the world by financing some of these organizations or what their support for Islamic terrorist groups is.

However, the Sri Lankan victims were all absolutely innocent parties that had no ties to any other attacks like this anywhere in the world.

Crocodile tears coming from demons shouldn’t be such a surprise.

Frankly I no longer feel one bit sorry for any so-called victims of the mosque shooting in New Zealand. With no due respect, the score is now 35,889 Islamic terrorist attacks to 1 attack back at them. In fact the very week of the New Zealand shooting, which was perpetrated by a white supremacist NOT claiming to be a Christian of any kind, Nigerian Muslims attacked several churches there and killed at least as many Christians…

… and no one gave a damn.

Now, ABC news reports that the Sri Lankan attacks represent the largest attack by ISIS ever in the world. In fact it is rivalled only by September 11th as one of the largest terrorist attacks in recent memory. Certainly the media are reporting the Sri Lankan story now for several days, just as they did with the New Zealand shooting.

But they have to, don’t they, because it’s the largest terrorist attack by ISIS in history.

The difference? Where’s the public outcry?

I don’t see that insufferable shrew of a New Zealand prime minister weeping about this situation, even though SEVEN times more innocent people died on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka then died in the mosque shooting in New Zealand. 7 TIMES MORE. Apparently, 1 dead Muslim is worth at least 7 dead Christians, according to these idiots.

That could very well be due to the fact that there been so many Christians killed in churches and Jews killed in synagogues by Muslim butchers around the world… In France, Egypt, Israel, Indonesia, Kenya, the Philippines, Nigeria, India, and many more – and now Sri Lanka… everyone just shrugs now.

Well I sure as hell am not shrugging. I boldly declare that I HATE ISLAM WITH A PASSION. I didn’t say I hate Muslims, but DO NOT push me on it, while Christian blood runs through the streets of yet another innocent country because of Muslims.

I wish we could outlaw Islam – the blood cult, demonic false religion, and scourge on society – as the international terrorism group they are. I would love to see the Pope declare a return to the Crusades and a reinstatement of the knights Templar – but he’s such a weak-as-water little delicate socialist princess in full collusion with Islam, that would never happen.

However, if Muslims think they can continue to slaughter Christians around the world by the thousands, they shouldn’t be surprised when some of us in the Church begin to FIGHT BACK. Jesus may command us to “turn the other cheek” – but Muslim mongrels should not take that as a sign of weakness. We may just be avoiding looking at them as we LOCK AND LOAD to defend ourselves against them.

Muslims should have no doubt about our resolve to defend our families, defend our Brothers and sisters in Christ, defend our churches – no matter WHAT that means. And it won’t be a “measured response” either, if we are forced to retaliate. ISLAM HAS DECLARED WAR, and if they want to be martyrs for their cause, and the Church is attacked again – we’ll WIPE THEM OUT and let God sort them out after.

“Over the top, you might say”? How about you just SHUT UP, who pandering TRAITOR, grab a mop, make yourself useful and start cleaning up all the blood on the street in Sri Lanka. When you finish there, you can start in the streets of Egypt, France and a host of other countries that these Muslim butchers have been shooting and killing people in.

And then you can walk over to the neighborhood mosque and tell the illiterate imams there to stop preaching violence against our people – or suffer the consequences when their equally mentally retarded congregations do as they are encouraged to.

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By Islam Rising, Founding Blog Member
Calling Out Community
Posted April 25
, 2019
[God’s Got A Plan For You!]

The Cross And The Grave Are Both Empty

I am asked many questions on Quora about Christianity, in general, and specifically about the story of Jesus Christ.  Many ask where Jesus is buried, or if one can visit his gravesite.  I am so thrilled to say that NO, you cannot – for His tomb was only borrowed for a few days, and today is empty…  Here’s my response to one of those Quora questions. 

Happy Easter – Christ Is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!


It has struck me often of late that, if you were to visit almost any Catholic Church on earth, as well as many Anglican, United or other traditional mainline churches – you would find images of Jesus Christ proudly displayed in them all, usually displayed in one of three scenes or poses:

  1.  PERPETUAL PAMPERS:  Jesus is often seen as a baby under the age of 1, sitting on His mother’s lap.  Incidentally, only ONE of these works of art is confirmed to be of Mary and the baby Jesus.  Can you tell which one?

(Hint:  It doesn’t matterALL of these images depict Jesus either gesturing a Satanic symbol or with some pagan symbolism, especially the tridents you see above, or the globe in His hand).  It’s outrageous – these images are also believed by some to be Semiramis (the mother) and Nimrod or Baal (the Baby), or other variants of divine feminine and baby, of which there are over a dozen other pairs.  The Devil clearly knew the prophecies of Jesus being born of a Virgin, and so He had false gods coming out of the woodwork, from virtually every major empire or significant culture of the day, including:

VIRGIN MARY

JESUS CHRIST, the Son of God

Semiramis(Goddess Mother or “Queen of Heaven”) (Babel)

Nimrod (Babel)

Ashtarte or Ishtar (Babylon)

(This is where Catholics get EASTER from)

The Winged One or Baal the Sun God (Babylon)

Cybele (Goddess Mother) Asia

Deoius (Asia)

Fortuna (Pagan Rome)

The Boy Jupiter (Pagan Rome)

Isis (The Queen of Heaven) Egypt

Osiris or Horus (Egypt)

Isi (Goddess Mother) India

Iswara (India)

Venus (Rome)

Cupid (Rome)

Ashterath (Phoenicia)

Tammuz (Phoenicia)

Aphrodite (Greece)

Eros (Greece)

Irene (Goddess of Peace) Greece

The Boy Plutus (Greece)

Rhea (Mother of Gods)

Orion (Constellation)

Diana (Ephesian)

Bacchus (God of Party going) of Ancient Greece

Shing Moo (Holy Mother of China)

The Centaur (Greece)

2. 

MILQUETOAST MESSIAH: Who or WHAT is this milk-white-skinned, halo-enhanced, androgynous, suspiciously-transgendered looking creature, that is once again making the Satanic symbol of the trident?  And he looks like he’s wearing lipstick, and what happened to the majority of the beard on his face?  Jesus is often depicted as an adult like this – a weak-kneed pantywaist who looks like he can barely hold up both arms.jesus2

That “sacred heart’ of Jesus doesn’t really relate to Jesus at all.  In fact, if you look above, you’ll see that another Roman deity is also often portrayed as either having a heart or trying to pierce ours with an arrow – on Valentine’s Day.  Yep, Cupid is a false god. And by including this pagan symbol on Jesus as a “sacred heart”, pagans of the Roman world could continue their blasphemous worship of their gods, by dressing up Jesus to look like a Ken doll (that clearly looks like he’d rather be Barbie).

3.

HANGING AROUND Most common of all – Jesus is permanently hanging on the Cross in Catholic churches.  Catholic so-called “leadership” wants us to believe that this is a much more spiritual and respectful representation of Christ, than they believe an empty Cross represents – because it apparently “reminds them more of what Christ did for us”.

Which is frankly nonsensical – Christ’s death alone would have done NOTHING for us.  He’d be of no more significance than a dead Mohammad, Buddha or Joseph Smith.  ALL of us die – that’s not an accomplishment – in fact, it’s an incredible DEFEAT when the dead one also happens to be the SON OF GOD, killed by MEN – the Creator killed by His Creation?

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No matter how horrible the death may be, or the noble mission that caused the death to take place – only His Resurrection granted Him (and us) victory over sin, hell, death and the grave.  Which is something that the spirit of antichrist does not want to highlight at all. And contrary to the Exorcist and other related demonic portrayals, the Devil is not afraid of your crucifix.  Holding it up in front of the demon-possessed won’t do any more to move a demon out of a person than holding up your driver’s license would. If the demon puts on a show that he’s being “cast out” – I would be very concerned being that exorcist, because he’s about to get a new demonic tenant living in him.

DEMONS AREN’T AFRAID OF YOUR CRUCIFIX (Sorry!)

Let’s get real for a moment – crucifixes or crosses don’t scare demons – and how DARE Catholics use such a powerful symbol as the Cross as some kind of spiritual lucky rabbit’s foot.  In fact, the horrid practice was spread throughout the world.  If demons are scared of crosses, they sure liked to use them a lot to brutally kill people around the world: 


  • Crucifixion was invented by the Persians in 300-400BC

  • Crucifixion (or impalement), in one form or another, it was used by Carthaginians and Macedonians

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    Alexander the Great is reputed to have crucified 2,000 survivors from his siege of the Phoenician city of Tyre, as well as the doctor who unsuccessfully treated Alexander’s friend Hephaestion. Some historians have also conjectured that Alexander crucified Callisthenes, his official historian and biographer, for writing disparaging things about him.

  • In Carthage, crucifixion was an established mode of execution, which could even be imposed on generals for suffering a major defeat.

  • Romans developed it as a form of capital punishment for serious crimes. The upright wooden cross was the most common technique, and the time victims took to die would depend on how they were crucified.  Historian Josephus stated that the Roman soldiers would amuse themselves by crucifying criminals in different positions.

  • The rebel slave Spartacus and 6,000 of his followers were all crucified along the highways into Rome – to show everyone what happens to traitors.

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    During the siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD, it was written that many Jews were crucified to the walls of the city.

  • Constantine the Great, the first Christian emperor, abolished crucifixion in the Roman Empire in 337 out of veneration for Jesus Christ, its most famous victim.

Regardless, I believe this is a form of idol worship, for:

  • It obscures the glory of Christ – it hides the fact of His deity, His victory on the Cross, and His present kingdom.

  • It displays His human weakness, while hiding from the viewer His divine strength;

  • It depicts the reality of His pain, but keeps out of our sight the reality of His power.

In all 3 depictions of Christ above, they share one common theme – regardless of which one you’re looking at, Jesus is portrayed as powerless and impotent in all of the scenarios.

  • If Jesus never grows up, then Mary can be (and has been) introduced as a co-mediator to help the little guy out – which is what the Catholics did at Vatican Council II in 1959, bestowing the titles of  Mary as Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix (#62) in official documents.  In its basic definition, a mediator is one who serves as an intermediary between two other parties.  Oftentimes, the mediator assists in reconciling differences and bringing the parties to an understanding.  It’s like Catholics are wanting to intentionally go against the Scriptures, that state, in 1Tim. 2:5: ““For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”

    Co-Redemptrix is also used by some Catholics, referring to Mary’s role in the redemption of all peoples – a highly controversial theology that isn’t official church theology, but still held by millions to be true.  Co-Redemptrix refers to a subordinate but essential participation by the Blessed Virgin Mary in redemption, notably that she gave free consent to giving birth to the Redeemer, which meant sharing his life, suffering, and death, which were redemptive for the world.  That’s like saying Abraham Lincoln’s mom freed the slaves, and Adolf Hitler’s mom was responsible for the Holocaust.  Good or bad, our mothers do not claim responsibility for our actions simply because they may have given birth to us.

Jesus’ death alone on the Cross is not the power behind the story of Easter. Anyone could die on a cross, as calloused as that sounds. In fact, 2 other thieves died on crosses flanking both sides of him that very day.

1 Corinthians 15:3 says:

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried…

Now, if we were to note a period (.) after the word “buried”, and that was it – then ladies and gentlemen, you’re serving a dead God in a dead religion. Which, sadly, is where the majority of the world finds itself tonight.

Muhammad, founder of Islam, is dead, and you can visit his grave at the Al Masjid an Nabawi mosque, also known as the Green Dome, in Medina, Saudi Arabia – where he was buried on June 8, 632 AD. They added the mosque over his tomb in 1279 AD.

Gautama Buddha is also dead, and his body was cremated in Kushinagar, India around 483 BC, and the relics were placed in monuments or stupas, some of which are believed to have survived until the present. Ramabhar Stupa in Kushinagar was built over a portion of the Buddha’s ashes on the spot where he was cremated by the ancient Malla people.  The cremated remains of what an inscription says is the Buddha, also called Siddhārtha Gautama, have been also discovered in a box in Jingchuan County, China, along with more than 260 Buddhist statues

Cremated Remains of the ‘Buddha’ Discovered in Chinese Village

Confucius is also dead and you can visit his gravesite at the Cemetery of Confucius, in his hometown of Qufu, in Shandong province, China. At his gravesite, where he was buried in 479 BC, today 70 generations of his family are also buried – 100,000 people in all!

Gurdwara Kartarpur (meaning “The Abode of God”) was established by Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism in 1522. When Guru Nanak died in 1539, Hindus and Muslims disagreed on how to perform his last rites. A samadhi (according to Hindu tradition) lies in the gurdwara and a grave (according to Muslim traditions) lies on the premises as a reminder of this discord. The gurdwara is located in a small village named Kartarpur on the West bank of the Ravi River in Punjab, Pakistan.

Taoism was founded by Laozi, the author of the Tao Te Ching, who is very much dead today. According to Taoist legend, Laozi transmitted the Tao Te Ching at the request of a border guard before departing from China (i.e. from known civilization). He is believed to have lived out the rest of his days in communion with Nature. No one knows where he was buried, or even if he was, after he departed to the West from China in 531 BC.

Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons) is dead, and was buried at the Smith Family Cemetery, Nauvoo, Illinois. After destroying a newspaper that printed negative material about him and his church, Joseph was arrested for “suppression of freedom of the press” and imprisoned at the Carthage Jail. On June 27, 1844, a mob of 200 men stormed the jail where Smith was being held, and murdered Joseph and his brother Hyrum.

The Cave of the Patriarchs is located in the ancient city of Hebron, West Bank, Israel – and is generally considered by Jews, Christians and Muslims to be its spiritual center. All three major Abrahamic world religions (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) have factions that believe that the compound encloses the burial place of: Adam and Eve; Abraham and Sarah; Isaac and Rebekah; Jacob and Leah.

The founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science) – Mary Baker Eddy – is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after dying on December 3, 1910.

Rev. Sun Myung Moon founded the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, or the Unification Church, in 1954 (also known as the “Moonies”). On September 15, 2012, he was buried at his house in Cheongseongsan, in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

On January 24, 1986, L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, died in Creston, San Luis Obispo County, California, and was cremated – his ashes then scattered on the Pacific Ocean, per his wishes. He has a simple gravestone at the family home in Hubbardsville, New York.

CHRISTIANITY…AND CHRIST…ARE INCOMPARABLE

What sets Christianity apart from all the other religions is that according to 1 Corinthian’s 15:3-4:

:3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4And that he was buried, AND THAT HE ROSE AGAIN THE THIRD DAY according to the scriptures

That’s the good news, friend! The Gospel, in a nutshell, is forever enshrined in four words:

  • The Cross (Jesus died)
  • The Crypt (Jesus was buried)
  • The Comma (that little punctuation mark that tells us that story didn’t end there, that there was more to come, for on Sunday morning there was…)
  • The Comeback (Jesus kicked the end out of His tomb and rose from the grave, triumphant over Death, sin, sickness, Hell and the grave).

I call on Catholics around the world to take our Saviour down from the Cross.  To leave Him there is blasphemous and depraved – it acknowledges His Death without His Resurrection – meaning He is NOT GOD and has no power to forgive sins, set us free or give us eternal life.

There is no greater testimony of the power of God today than an EMPTY Cross and an EMPTY TOMB – For He is not on it or in it any longer, nor did it have power over Him.  He cried from the Cross: “IT IS FINISHED” not “I AM Finished”.

Take Him down off the Cross, off His mother’s lap – and out of the tranny make-up bag.

I echo the powerful words of Alfred H. Ackley – credited with writing 1500 hymns, gospel songs and children’s songs – but likely his most famous is also his most powerful:

“I serve a risen Savior,
He’s in the world today.
I know that He is living,
Whatever men may say.
I see His hand of mercy;
I hear His voice of cheer;
and just the time I need Him
He’s always near.

He lives! He lives!
Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me
and talks with me
along life’s narrow way.
He lives, He lives,
salvation to impart!
You ask me how
I know He lives?
He lives within my heart!’

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By Shawn Jorgensen,  Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted: April 19, 2019
[God’s Got A Plan For You!]

31 Presidential National Emergency Declarations Still In Effect

According to the Federal Register, 58 national emergencies have been declared since the National Emergency Act of 1976 was signed into law by President Gerald Ford.

And 31 have been annually renewed and are currently still in effect, as listed in the Federal Register.  And 18 of those – 58% of the total – were enacted by Democrat Presidents,  Take THAT, Nancy Pelosi.

Here’s a list of the presidents who declared still ongoing national emergencies.

PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER

Nov 14, 1979:
The National Emergency With Respect to Iran, in response to the Iran hostage crisis.

 

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

Nov 14, 1994:
The National Emergency With Respect to the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, that combined two previous national emergencies focused on weapons of mass destruction.

Jan. 2, 1995:
The National Emergency With Respect to Prohibiting Transactions with Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process placed economic sanctions in response to the Jerusalem bombing.

March 15, 1995:
The National Emergency With Respect to Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to the Development of Iranian Petroleum Resources was an effort to prevent potential deals between oil companies.

October 21, 1995:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Assets and Prohibiting Transactions with Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia was declared after increased reports of drug cartels laundering money through American companies.

March 1, 1996:
The National Emergency With Respect to Regulations of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels with Respect to Cuba was after civilian planes were shot down near Cuba

November 3, 1997:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Sudanese Government Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Sudan implemented economic and trade sanctions.

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

June 26, 2001:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Persons Who Threaten International Stabilization Efforts in the Western Balkans imposed sanctions on those aiding Albanian insurgents in Macedonia

Aug 17, 2001:
The National Emergency With Respect to Export Control Regulations renewed presidential power to control exports in a national emergency since the Export Administration Act of 1979 lapsed.

Sept 14, 2001: The National Emergency with Respect to Certain
Terrorist Attacks was in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.

Sept 23, 2001:
The National Emergency With Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism was in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

March 6, 2003:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe was an effort to punish associates of Robert Mugabe.

May 22, 2003:
The National Emergency With Respect to Protecting the Development Fund for Iraq and Certain Other Property in Which Iraq has an Interest was issued following the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

May 11, 2004:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Export of Certain Goods to Syria was in response to Syria supporting terrorist activity in Iraq.

June 16, 2006:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus was in response to charges of fraud in the Belarus presidential election.

Oct 27, 2006:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was in response to violence around the Congolese presidential election runoff.

Aug 1, 2007:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Persons Undermining the Sovereignty of Lebanon was in response to a breakdown of the rule of law in Lebanon.

June 26, 2008:
The National Emergency With Respect to Continuing Certain Restrictions with Respect to North Korea cited the risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material. President Trump renewed this June 22, 2018 citing the “existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula and the actions and policies of the Government of North Korea continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat.”

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

April 12, 2010:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia was in respect to threats posed by Somali pirates.

February 25, 2011:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya froze the assets of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

July 25, 2011:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Transnational Criminals was in response to the rise in crime by specific organizations: Los Zetas (Mexico), The Brothers’ Circle (former Soviet Union countries), the Yakuza (Japan), and the Camorra (Italy).

May 16, 2012:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen addressed political unrest within the Yemen government.

March 16, 2014:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine was in response to the Russian invasion of Crimea.

April 3, 2014:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to South Sudan was in response to the ongoing civil war.

May 12, 2014:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the Central African Republic was in response to violence towards humanitarian aid workers.

March 8, 2015:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela was in response to human rights violations.

April 1, 2015:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities was in response to Chinese cyber attacks on the U.S.

Nov 23, 2015:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Burundi was declared after a failed coup.

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

Dec 20, 2017:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption imposed sanctions on the Myanmar general for his role persecuting Rohingya Muslims.

Sept 12, 2018:
The National Emergency With Respect to Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election attempted to prevent any meddling with the 2018 midterm elections amid the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Nov 27, 2018:
The National Emergency With Respect to Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua was declared by President Trump in response to violence and the Ortega regime’s “systematic dismantling and undermining of democratic institutions and the rule of law” that constitutes an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

 

 


By Shawn Jorgensen,  Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted: February 16, 2019
[God’s Got A Plan For You!

The Insanity of a God-Free World

Often today on Quora.com, the question and answer website, I see (and am asked) many questions about why God is absent from the greatest crises of all time.  Where was He during the Holocaust, during this school shooting or that terrorist attack?  Why doesn’t he stop mankind from doing the insane things we do.

I’m tired of it.  If I’m the only one on that site that bothers to stand up for God’s honour – so be it.  I will not allow Him to be blamed for man’s stupidity any further.  Here’s my response to one of those Quora questions.


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Why does man-made turmoil and madness signify for you whether there’s a God or not? Could it be that perhaps this man-made turmoil and madness is created because mankind has tried to legislate God out of our schools, out of our workplaces, out of our every day lives as much as possible?

Society today thinks it is more “progressive” because it has defied God and pushed Him out of our society – not realizing that “progressive” is ironically also a medically defined development stage of CANCER as well.

And a great cancer is now indeed sweeping across our society, eating away at what was good and what was right and what was just and what was decent and orderly. And we replaced it with chaos and anarchy and lifted up those things as if they were somehow a byproduct of a better world – we were “throwing off the old” and putting on the new, not realizing the new was evil and turmoil and death.

quote-news-for-the-godless-religion-is-inescapable-there-has-never-been-a-human-society-without-stephen-colbert-123-77-00We are now reaping the results of what we have sown – mankind has walked away from God particularly in the Western world, and that society is now seeing the end result. That’s not God’s fault – we’re in a period where He will allow society to reject Him – at least for a little while longer – and to choose our own path.

God is always waiting patiently to be welcomed back into our society and to help change us and save us and redeem us and change our way of thinking. But we can’t be blaming God for something that we have told him we don’t want Him to have control over anymore.

God is a gentleman, and he’s not going to force himself on people at the moment. But someday soon He will come in judgement on this earth that He has created and He will set everything right that is going haywire.

shake-fist-at-godUntil that happens, however, perhaps mankind should best look at themselves and how they created this turmoil and chaos and how they themselves can get out of it. Stop shaking your fist at a holy God who had nothing to do with your decisions in the first place, who does not force you currently to do His will against your own.

However, doing the will of God is to the benefit of the person doing it because it is designed for your protection, safety, happiness, and security. Rather than seeing God as some evil overlord that demands we follow some silly outdated rules and ideals, perhaps we should take a look and see how much those rules protect us from harm, from sickness, from sorrow, from fear, even from death itself.

For example, the Old Testament says that mankind should not covet his neighbour’s wife. In the New Testament, Jesus didn’t erase the law, he actually added to it by saying not to even think about those things – putting a fence around the sins of the Old Testament – a further barrier you would first have to cross before you could physically commit the sin.

“Coveting your neighbour’s wife… or husband” will eventually result in the sinful actions of adultery, which can bring divorce, sexually transmitted disease, and sometimes even death and murder or suicide because of the resulting broken family. All that could’ve been avoided if we just follow the Commandments as outlined – they were created to protect you, give you peace and happiness and real freedom.

ten_commandments_monument_destroyed_in_o_2164660000_9321496_ver1.0_640_480But mankind looks at those Commandments and the laws of the Bible and says “oh that’s what’s holding me back, that’s just keeping me down, that’s just stopping me from being what I really could be.” That’s the spirit of a rebellious prodigal mind that says that.

And when that person goes and commit those crimes or sins and pays the resulting price for it, then they blame God for bringing in on them? Sorry, you can’t have it both ways – you can’t disobey God’s laws and then blame Him for the results that come on you.

We look at all of the terrible school shootings and other crimes that take place across America and Canada and other parts of the world today, and we shake our heads and we say “where was God in the midst of all this? Why did He allow this to happen?” And we dare to question why God didn’t do something about the situations.

downloadForgetting that the Western world legislated prayer out of public schools years ago, demanded that the 10 Commandments be taken down from the walls of the classrooms and courtrooms and government buildings.

God and creation were replaced by atheism and evolution in the science classroom; homosexuality, transgenderism, and promiscuous sexual activity were discussed in the health classroom. And through it all, western culture and western ideals, founded on the Bible, were no longer taught in our schools, but atheism, agnosticism, socialism, communism, radical feminism, Islam, Buddhism, New Age thought, and other religions are welcomed – all to the related exclusion of Christianity specifically at the same time.

This was not a mistake, a coincidence or an accident, this is part of a Satanic agenda to destroy our civilization – the last great society on earth that spread the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world more than any other in human history.

If he can destroy our foundations, the devil will destroy everything we care about. And eventually, the Devil will destroy us directly – which is part of his goal. Why?

downloadBecause Satan absolutely hates your guts.

You see, God didn’t have a plan to rescue fallen angels from sin when they rebelled against God. Jesus didn’t die on the Cross in order for Satan and his fallen demons to be restituted. He’s done. He’s been thrown out of heaven for good. And Hell was created as his final home, not ours.

And Satan watched as the Son of God died on the cross to save all of mankind from their sins – a created being that the Devil considers to be far less valuable than he himself was. And he will now destroy us with fervency Because God loves us. Because Jesus died for us. Because we have hope and a future in heaven with Him.

And Satan will never step foot in Heaven again.

Do you want to know why our schools are becoming hell on earth? Because we’ve fired the only Security Guard who really could protect our schools against harm – the God of the Bible, who flung the stars into space and who created every living thing on this planet, including you – He has been told to get out of the classroom and is now standing outside the door of the school waiting to be let back in.

479441577Perhaps it’s time for mankind to look within himself how far we’ve gotten away from God and how much society has fallen apart as a result. Without the help of God and a changed heart and mind, a changed world for the better is never going to be possible.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing twice, and expecting a different result.

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By Shawn Jorgensen,  Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted: January 24, 2019
[God’s Got A Plan For You!]

I’d Never Want To Be US President…Even If I Could

I cannot imagine today a more thankless job than President of the United States of America. 

While I do appreciate all of the kind words and comments of encouragement for me to seek the highest office in the land (and there have been exactly ZERO of those so far), I feel I simply must decline the opportunity (though such a chance does not exist, as I was born and live currently in Canada).  And I wanted to share with the millions of you out there reading this (well, there might be 50 if I’m lucky) why I cannot be your President (hypothetically, as again, it’s not actually possible).

Dear reader – hold your tears, your shouts of disappointment and your calls to reconsider, until I have finished explaining why.  It just might encourage those in the United States who can fix such things to begin making repairs to the US political system, so that highly-qualified people like myself (which is probably categorically untrue) would consider applying for the job – rather than the same tired old raging pinheads that often find this type of role exciting and meaningful …to them.  And they are tired and old – they’ve been running on this hamster wheel far past their expiration dates. Which is why they always have such dead eyes.


I get it, you’re disappointed that I don’t want to become a future President – or Prime Minister somewhere – if that opportunity also came up somewhere.

But take no offense to my words, unless of course I meant to offend, and in that case, I’ll point it out to you, so that you may be properly triggered as you see fit.  I want to be an equal opportunity irritant.  And “Being An Irritant” is in fact my established goal for this piece.  Thank you for therefore for being triggered as you see fit, if you felt so inclined at some point.

I take it as a high compliment indeed.  But no need to tell me about it in the comments – just know that I would be delighted to hear of it if you did tell me… and if I cared to read about it.  Did that sound insensitive?  Oh yes, I should mention – I can be a bit insensitive.  Though if you did know me at all, by now you’d also know that this blog isn’t a safe space for liberals, the triggered, social justice warriors, whiners, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, or other vaious snowflakes in all their shapes, sizes, colors and genders.  So you read it at your own discretion.

Coming back to my main point – there is not a chance in Heaven or Earth that I would want to be the president of United States of America, even if it was given to me by accident or I inherited it without having to campaign for three minutes.  Because that is literally about my limit of interest in trying for same position.

Oh I know some people would say: yeah right! As if you would give up something like living in the White House, and all of the trappings of the presidency – the limousine, Air Force One, all the opportunities to meet famous people that you would have, getting to travel all over the world and speak to huge crowds everywhere you go. Being adored by at least 50% of the population that elected you (unless your “approval rating” fell below 50%).

And I could never have a job that had an approval rating that was determined by some very unstable people at times out there.  Nor would I want to have to apply for my job and have 110 million people or so deciding on whether I get the job.  And then having to reapply for it again in less than 4 years – paying up to a $1 billion to run for a job that I would make about $400,000 a year doing.  Return on Investment (ROI) seems a bit off there.

Having the power to make a real difference in your country – your words having the ability to actually help heal people, give people jobs, give people hope, inspire future generations, protect them against the threats of natural and man-made disasters, and defend them in a time of war against hostile enemies.  Now that would be cool.  But the President of the United States rarely gets to do any of that stuff, except in the movies, before we go to kick butt with some alien invasion force.

True, your words would muster and command a combined armed forces with;

  • The nuclear launch codes that control over 6,800 nuclear missiles strategically placed around the world
  • Control over the operation of 800 military bases in 79 countries around the world including the United States itself, of course, which would be staffed by:
    • 170,000 soldiers on active duty in 150 countries around the world, with another 40,000 on classified missions that no one has ever publically heard about in undisclosed locations
    • 384,544 soldiers/officers in the Army
    • 273,192 sailors/officer in the Navy
    • 146,638 Marines
    • 255,181 Air Force personnel
    • 36,900 Coast Guard officers
  • And all that amazing equipment, like those on the sea:
    • 20 active aircraft carriers, including the brand new USD Gerald R Ford, commissioned in July 2017, and the George HW Bush, at about $5 billion each.  Getting your name on something like THAT would be pretty cool, as just seeing it approach on the horizon would most likely cause your enemies to wet themselves with fear – and I’ve always thought that kind of power to be rather addicting, should one possess it.
    • 10 frigates
    • 65 destroyers
    • 66 submarines
  • Over 4,000 Abrams tanks parked in the desert, excess from current needs. (Credit: WN.com )

    Those on land, including:

    • 9,000 tanks, including 4,000 brand-new M1 Abrams tanks sitting in the Nevada desert that are entirely unnecessary excess, as a result of having one factory that makes them, and they don’t want to ever shut it down, for national security reasons.
    • 38,822 armored personnel vehicles
    • 950 self-propelled artillery
    • 795 towed artillery
    • 1197 rocket launchers
    • 2,830 attack jets
    • 1,962 fighter/a
    • 973 attack helicoptersAnd in the not-so-friendly skies above, like:

Having that kind of firepower around would certainly make one’s job easier as President, but it’s a lot of pressure to pay those kind of bills for gas, groceries and guys!  Ok there are girls too…

It’s a thankless job to have to be leader of the Free World. Because the world is not Free, it has cost an awful lot in dollars, blood and time to build it over the centuries.  And the problems a President faces – a $20 trillion debt?  I have had moments worrying about paying my $300 Mastercard bill at times.  That’s just beyond ridiculous to know that you will start the PResidency buried in debt, and just keep adding to it until the end of your term – because America just can’t pay its bills.  And some day a President is going to have to deal with THAT too, or countries like China, that hold about $7 trillion in US debt, will deal with it for America.

And Americans are often sick without health care, go through natural disasters without insurance, are often send to war without adequate troops and resources, and usually are n the sights of some terrorist who hates America.  Because it’s cool to hate America today, it seems.  Who wants to be leader of a country that no one likes?  That makes international meetings like the United Nations feel like being on the school yard as a kid, and never getting picked to play sports, though you are the gargantuan kid in class who grew 2 feet faster than anyone else.

 

And you’d be President over a lot of people that you frankly find a hard time stomaching.  The hatred in these Divided States of America is quite shocking.  And no, I’m not talking about your standard Right-wing hatred, which the media seems to be completely stuck on, though it’s frankly not a “thing” as much as they want it to be.  Though the Right does hate the MEDIA, so I guess there’s some truth to it.

It’s the Left that’s vandalizing Bank of America branches and smashing windows, then looting Starbucks.  it’s Black Lives Matter that’s burning cities down – that they later realize they actually LIVE IN as well.  Being President over stupid people, no matter what their politics, is really a downer.

Now add to that a crowd of 20,000 people in a stadium, and the president comes out to a sea of people all around him, the lone object on a stage and often with light dimmed through the building, while spotlighting him at the same time.

“The President? No…we work for the guys who tells the President what to do.”

My goodness, it’s like the Secret Service is trying to make such an attack as easy as possible. Certainly they must realize that they cannot protect him completely – and that when he is potentially involved in a shooting, for example, that jumping on him doesn’t stop an attack be or protect him from all of those people. It just hurts to be hit where you were hit. LOL

There is no way that they would even be able to see an event like that unfold before. That just screams “assassination” to me.

The fact that so many would want to even attempt to kill him and also have this open freedom to express their opinion about it online, Giving some other less stable individual ideas they shouldn’t normally have, is frightening. And in most cases the people that killed a president didn’t even pay for the crime in jail – they were killed themselves or something else before that happened. So there really isn’t much of her justice for the murder of a President.

People rarely contact you at your office when your President because they like you. It’s usually to express sorrow to you on behalf of their government, which means you’re already dealing with some hardship that you don’t really want to hear about from anybody else.

Or some president or prime minister who has the balls to complain to you about the things that they don’t agree with you on from other governments – People that you often or even financially supporting through for federal aid of some kind and yet went to chips fall they’re nowhere near to help you when you need it

US presidents have fans too, I guess but most of the people that gather outside of the stadium or five meeting that you’re attending aren’t there because they like you. Often, those people wouldn’t be that motivated – it’s because they actually literally hate you.  I consider myself to be fairly able to handle criticism, but to never be able to read in the newspaper or watch TV or go online without without seeing some negative story about you online or in print or on video would suck the life out of me

Then there’s family – I’m a be mentally or emotionally or physically ready to be president and go through all the scrutiny and all the unfair criticism and all the negative press and all the lies and Tristan up the words – I need to prepare for that emotionally, physically or mentally – but not all of your friends or family members have signed up for that.

Then there is your image before you became president. People want to vote for you for reason and usually it’s because you’re a good communicator and you say things that they resonate with. My problem is that I have a very active Twitter account with over 34,500 tweets, read by my 7000+ followers and over 8,000,000+ some other people total over four years. Some of those are highly controversial, to be sure,  And they were meant to be. I am proud of my belief system because I feel I’m on the right side of history and it took me years to get there. I wouldn’t be editing any of that just so I don’t trigger someone in Iowa.

But in order to be president, you have to have such a sanitized belief system and all, that you no longer are who they knew in the first place. Or if they’ve just met you for the first time, they think you are something that you absolutely don’t agree with under the tables. But suddenly you believe in gun-control because you want to New Hampshire female vote, or you suddenly feel led to support the tobacco industry because you want those South Carolina suburban/rural votes – and you may not even dress the way that you feel like dressing. I’m in shorts and T-shirts guy, jeans at best, and I just can’t see myself wearing a suit in every single situation publicly. If I present United States why can’t they wear whatever the hell I want – which accounts. Because you really aren’t the most powerful person in the world. The voter in that swing state that you’re trying to impress is. And they could just be the scariest redneck weirdo you’ve ever seen in your life in real life.

So I just wouldn’t fit the norm. It would suck the life out of me.

So in conclusion, I just wouldn’t want to be President. I’m sorry that this may disappoint some of you, though of course I’m Canadian so I couldn’t be if I wanted to. That didn’t stop a particular Kenyan before, but I digress. America – make it easier for a person to want to be President. It’s the highest office and should be a difficult job to compete for and win – but are we actually seeing the only people in America who are qualified for the job, actually getting the job?  Ummm, no

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By  Shawn Jorgensen, Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted: November 25, 2018
[God’s Got A Plan For You!]

A Young Missionary’s Monumental Martyrdom

John Allan Chau, American missionary, killed by the Sentinelese tribespeople in the Indian Ocean this week. ICredit: Instagram @johnachau)

On November 15, 2018, John Allan Chau, 26-year old American missionary and avid outdoorsman, began a journey of personal faith and a love for mankind that would lead him halfway around the world.

His goal sounded simple – to share the love of Jesus Christ with people he had never met….but it was made nearly impossible by his need to first go halfway around the world, then figure out a way to meet with people so intentionally reclusive, so difficult to interact with, that they had not had any contact with the outside world in over 5,000 years.

This is a resmarkable testimony of the impact that just one courageous life of faith can have, when they take seriously Jesus’ command to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature…”.  Any person that abandons themselves completely to God, and do whatever He asks without question or compromise, can impact the world.  Need proof?   Google “John Allen Chau” today,

and you will get 7.11 million search results.


John Allen Chau, American missionary, killed this week by Sentinelese tribespeople on North Sentinel Island, Indian Ocean. (Credit: Instagram @johnachau)

During a 2013 outreach to Cape Town, South Africa, with fellow University soccer team members, John Allen Chau, then 21, was introduced to More Than A Game, an organization uniting refugee kids together through the “universal language” of soccer.  It would be an encounter that would change the trajectory of Chau’s life. 

Chau returned from Cape Town to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was studying to complete a Health and Exercise Sciences degree at Oral Roberts University, and volunteered with a soccer camp outreach to Burmese refugee kids in that city.  (Tulsa World reported in March 2018 that over 7,000 Zomi people from the Chin State in war-torn Myanmar (formerly Burma) have built a new home in South Tulsa, including over 1,100 school-aged children).

Bobby Parks,  More Than A Game  (morethanagame.co)

After graduating in spring 2014, Chau hosted soccer camps for more than 2,000 young Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.  In 2015 and again in 2016, while visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands off of India’s western coast, Chau first learned of a small tribe of 50 to 200 people, who lived on the remote North Sentinel Island off the coast of India, and who would attack anyone who approached their island. 

I have never known a more courageous, selfless, compassionate man and friend.  John lived and gave his life to share the love of Jesus with everyone.
– Bobby Parks, More Than A Game

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Tribespeople living on North Sentinel Island, the “Sentinelese”, have been inentionally isolated for over 60,000 years.

The Sentinelese people, believed to be the last pre-Neolithic tribe in the world, are resistant to outsiders and often attack anyone who comes near, and visits to the island are heavily restricted by the Government, both to protect the visitor from such attacks by the islanders – as well as to ensure the inhabitants of this tiny island in  the Bay of Bengal were not overcome by measles, mumps, the flu, or even the common cold – any of which could wipe them out – as they have had no contact with other humans in up to 60,000 years, as the UK newspaper The Mirror has reported.

The logical outcome of this fact, of course, is that these were also one of the only people groups on Earth to never be told about the love of Jesus.  Imagine a culture where every man, woman and/or child would die for thousands of years, and be ushered into a Christless Hell.  Every single one.  The concept had gripped Chau’s mind and heart, to the point that his friends later said that he was all-consumed with this small, highly-reclusive group of tribespeople who lived on this small, highly-remote island.  People he had never met – people he had never actually seen up close with his own eyes – had somehow captured his whole heart.

Portman with Andamanese chiefs. I(Credit: American Ethnologist)

Chau developed a very real burden for them, and he knew that there had been issues after others had attempted to visit there before.  The New York Times reported that back in 1899, a British naval officer, Maurice Vidal Portman, wrote a book about his adventures in “stepping onto a remote, coral-fringed island in the Andaman Sea and encountering one of the world’s most enigmatic hunter-gatherer tribes, an extraordinarily isolated group of “painfully timid” people ate roots and turtles and stored a heap of wild pigs’ skulls.”  He basically kidnapped several islanders and took them back to his house on a bigger island – and watched the adults grow sick and die.  He ended his experiment by returning the kids back to the island, calling it a failture.

The island has an area of about 23 square miles and is surrounded by a natural barricade of coral reefs. It lies east of India in the Bay of Bengal, and is home to between 40 and 500 Sentinelese, although it’s impossible to estimate  exact numbers.
– Bigthink.com

Over the next century, few outsiders ever returned. North Sentinel Island was a bushy, hilly world unto itself, about the size of Manhattan. Just about anyone who dared to visit was greeted by flying arrows. In the 1970s, the director of a National Geographic documentary took one in the leg. The island was completely off-limits until earlier this year, but even then, visits were still heavily restricted.

At around midnight on Npvember 14, 2018, with a friend helping to arrange it for him, Chau rented a fishing boat for around $300 to take him near the infamous, access-restricted North Sentinel Island, located off the western coast of India. Early the next morning, under cover of darkness, Chau quietly rowed out alone in a small kayak away from the larger craft, inching carefully on calm seas toward one of the most mysterious islands in the world, which no man has been allowed to visit for centuries.  He asked the fishermen to move their boat away from shore to avoid detection.

Chau’s stated goal was simple. This was no vacation, nor a social visit.  He had come thousands of miles from his home in Vancouver, Washington, to simply share the love of Jesus Christ with a people who had never heard of Him before. Likely few knew where he even was that day, and he made the last part of his journey alone.  He wasn’t receiving donations to fund this trip, or any logistical help from any NGO or Christian groups.  But regardless, he had made it on his own – and was so thrilled to land on the shore, leave gifts that he had brought for them: fish, some scissors, a soccer ball – and see what happened.

Chau’s riveting journal of his last days, shared with The Washington Post by his mother, shows a treacherous journey by dark in a small fishing boat to the area where the small tribe lived in huts. The men — about 5 feet 5 inches tall with yellow paste on their faces, Chau wrote — reacted angrily as he tried to attempt to speak their language and sing “worship songs” to them, he wrote.


I hollered, ‘My name is John, I love you and Jesus loves you,’

– From John Chau’s journal

One young Sentinelese fired an arow that hit a waterproof Bible he was carrying.  Chau was able to run for his life and escape back to the sea, swimmimg back to the fishermen’s boat and spent the next day recuperating. He posted on Instagram both of his fears of dying, and his determination to once again attempt connection with them.

“You guys might think I’m crazy in all this but I think it’s
worthwhile to declare Jesus to these people.
God, I don’t want to die.”

– John Chau’s last words, written to his parents on November 16

photoOn November 17, 2018, not only did Chau have the bravery and fortitude (or insanity, depending on whom you speak to) to actually try this again, but he once again succeeded on the second attempt to reach that heavily protected shoreline.  He became one of the first people in recent history to actually connect with these tribespeople twice, and to once again attempt a brief conversation with them.

“Why does this beautiful place have to have so much death here?” he wondered hours before his death. “I hope this isn’t one of my last notes but if it is ‘to God be the Glory.’”
– John Chau’s last journal post

Moments later after coming ashore this second day, the horrified fishermen in the escort boat saw the tribesmen drag Chau’s body across the beach, having apparently killed him by arrows.

The story of his death has now made headline with every major news organization in the Western world, after his family posted this powerful message on his Instagram (@johnachau) account late on Wednesday, November 21:

This was to be THE most monumental day of his life – more than could have ever dreamed.  He became aware that the tribesmen walking toward him with bows and arrows on the ready had just – stopped moving.  He was still standing on the same beach, but his anxiety had disappeared.  And he no longer heard the ocean waves lapping the shore, or smelled the salty air.   He also became aware of a fourth Man calmly and deliberately walking down the beach toward Him.  The closer He came to Chau, the more the scenery around him faded away.  There was something so familiar about Him…

Then Chau gasped, and his heart lept into his throat, as the Man smiled, His voice booming…

Oh, JOHN!  Well done,
good and faithful servant!
You came  from halfway
around the world 4 times
and
 gave everything,
to tell a 
tribe on a small island – about Me.
I have seen your sacrifice,
and now everyone will see it.
John…the WHOLE WORLD is talking about you.  You have inspired millions to finish My Great Commission!
Now, I’ve come to take you Home!
-Jesus

The Bible makes it very clear:

  • Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints” (Psalm 116:15)
  • Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” (Revelation 2:10)
  • Then Jesus said to His disciples: “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it;…
    … but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” (Matthew 16:24-25)
  • We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
    (2 Corinthians 5:8)
  • Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
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By Shawn Jorgensen,  Founding Editor
Calling Out Community
Posted: November 23, 2018
[God’s Got A Plan For You!

RIP: Dr. Charles Krauthammer

Three hours ago, the heartbreaking news broke on the Fox News, Newsmax, and the Washington Post – followed by all of the other mainstream media outlets. One of the greatest giants of conservative politics, and a journalistic genius, had passed away. 

Dr. Charles Krauthammer, 68, has been an inspiration to millions of conservatives for decades including myself.  His life story is just one run-on sentence of tenacity, bravery, patriotism and common sense values that has made him a trusted journalist, and one of my greatest heroes.  Fox News called him tonight “a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators”.

I would add “and my hero” to that list of accolades.  I mourn his death tonight, and I feel a sense of loss already that his wisdom will no longer be available for people like myself to learn from. 

And I’m thankful for his life.  And what a life it was.


The venerable Charles Krauthammer, a regular contributor on Fox News. (Credit: Fox News) He was a regular panelist on the Fox News’ Bret Baier newscast,  We all watched with concern in the last year as we saw him periodically struggle with breath, gulping for air as he looked more and more uncomfortable in his wheelchair, physically slowing down a bit over time.

But Dr. Charles Krauthammer’s mind was always racing at 100 miles an hour, and when he opened his mouth, I’m so thankful that it was one body part that never failed him.  And it changed the world.

Irving Charles Krauthammer was born in Manhattan on March 13, 1950, and at 5 settled in Montreal with his father and mother, Jewish refugees from Europe. In Canada, his dad prospered as a real estate executive. Charles, the younger of two sons, graduated first in his class at Montreal’s McGill University in 1970 with a degree in political science and economics. He then spent a year studying political theory at the University of Oxford.

Ironically, he quickly got very tired and disillusioned with politics of student revolution on campus, so he abruptly switched course to pursue medicine. That discipline, he later wrote, “promised not only moral certainty, but intellectual certainty, a hardness to truth, something not to be found in the universe of politics.

It would also be a decision that would change his life forever, in ways he hadn’t planned.

A young, athletic Charles Krauthammer, just months before his tragic accident would leave him paralyzed. (Credit: Fox News) As a first-year medical student at Harvard Medical School, he went swimming one afternoon in a local Boston pool on Summer break. Having completed two dives, he took a third into the pool – but this time, for reasons unknown, he hit his head on the bottom of the pool.  He had been studying neurology that week and said he “knew exactly what happened the second it happened.”

He felt nothing as his spine was severed, imprisoning him in an non-functional lower body, in a wheelchair, for the remainder of his life – though ironically, also developed in him the strongest of backbones when writing and speaking about the issues of the day.

He was visited one day in the hospital by one of the dean’s in the medical program, who said they were happy to offer him an absence from the program as needed. Krauthammer told the dean that if he left now, he’d never come back, and received permission from the program to study in his hospital room for the next 14 months during his recovery, taking all of his exams orally, as he hadn’t yet learned how to write again.  He would later regain the use of his arms, which assisted tremendously with his writing.

Krauthammer, the Pulitzer-winning powerhouse at the Washington Post. (Credit: Getty Images)He never wavered, never stumbled, never led anyone astray.  I often waited for him to appear on Fox News in order to know what to really make of things going on in the news of the day, and I had so many “ah ha” moments with him – I now consider him to be one of my mentors.  His journalism was never tainted, like Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham and others, with personal issues or failures that leaked into his professional life.  And we admired him for staying above the fray.  Married for 42 years and a loving grandfather, he was the epitome of conservative values, both on the page and off-book / off the record.

“History is shaped by its battle of ideas, and I wanted to be in the arena, not because I want to fight, but because some things need to be said. And some things need to be defended.”Dr. Charles Krauthammer

After a brief and slightly strange stint as a speechwriter for Vice President Walter Mondale, he joined the staff of the New Republic in 1981, writing opposition pieces for the liberal magazine which advocated a stronger military budget and anti-Soviet stance, and support for Reagan’s Nicaraguan Contras efforts.

He received a National Magazine Award in 1984 and joined The Washington Post the next year. His books included two essay collections, “Cutting Edges: Making Sense of the Eighties” (1985) and “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics” (2013) – the latter of which instantly became a New York Times bestseller, remaining in the number one slot for 10 weeks, and on the coveted list for nearly 40.

Dr. Krauthammer won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1987 for his work for the Washington Post.  Working for liberal newspapers most of his career sharpened him, I believe, to become the bulwark of conservative thought that he became over time.  He also  spent decades as a panelist on the syndicated public affairs talk show “Inside Washington.”

Jacob Weisberg on Wall Street in 2012. (Credit: Grace Villamil)The Left had a hard time with him as they couldn’t help respecting him.  A former leftist columnist at the New Republic, Jacob Weisberg, said that during his time at their magazine:

 “Politically, Charles made a right turn that most others at the magazine didn’t follow. But I think his old colleagues not only liked him a great deal personally but admired him as a principled conservative — today an endangered species. After Charles, it takes another big step toward extinction.”

On June 8, 2018, in a statement broadcast around the world through Fox News, Dr. Krauthammer announced that he had undergone surgery in August 2017 to remove a cancerous tumor in his abdomen. While thought to be successful, he said there were complications that he was overcoming. However, he wrote recent tests revealed the cancer has returned and is “spreading rapidly.”  He was off the air on Fox News for the past 10 months, during this attempt to recover.

He was never to return to the network again.

Rest in Peace, to a great warrior of conservative principles, a trusted advisor to millions, and a true hero that believed in something important, and never changed his mind again.  We are changed because of it.

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By  Shawn Jorgensen, Founder
Calling Out Community
Posted: June 21, 2018
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Canada’s Reputation Nose Dive

In 2017, just three days before Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1, the Reputation Institute announced its annual list of the World’s Most Reputable Countries.  In what seemed to be an early birthday present from the world, Canada once again reached the illustrious spot of the #1 Most Reputable Country on Earth.

This morning (June 21, 2018), the Reputation Institute announced its annual list of the World’s Most Reputable Countries for 2018.  And for the first time in 6 years, we weren’t #1 or #2 on Earth.  Today, we have the privilege of being #7.

I blame the Liberal government and Justin Trudeau squarely for this outrageous drop in our global reputation. And I’m spitting furious about it.


Everything that the mentally and socially-retarded “Golden Boy”, @Justintrudeau, touches these days turns to lead, not gold.  Apparently, this now includes Canada’s reputation on the world stage.

The Reputation Institute‘s popular “RepTrak” listing of national reputations on the world stage has become a bigger and bigger event every year.  Every year, the Institute polls conducts a giant survey of over 58,000 people living in G7 countries, asking them who they believe to be the “most trusted nation on Earth” out of the top 55 economies of the world.

Canada has done very well for itself over the past number of years:

Credit: Reputation Institute, 2017 Country RepTrak Report2017 – #1
2016 – #2 (Sweden was #1)
2015 – #1
2014 – #2 (Switzerland was #1)
2013 – #1
2012 – #1
Credit: Reputation Institute, 2018 Country RepTrak ReportOf the G7 nations, whose residents vote for most reputable nation, Canada has the smallest population of them all.  So we didn’t stack the deck with votes.  In fact, it means that, in the past, people from the other 6 nations must have voted for us more than for their own country.

Our ranking score in 2018 was 79.2.  It was 82.8 in 2017.  Why does this drop matter?  In 2017, when we were named #1, Lonely Planet’s website named us the best place in the world to visit that year. That’s an actual tourism boost, with all the dollars related to it, just for ranking higher in this annual survey.  In fact, the Reputation Institute did an analysis of 72 of the top 100 countries in the rankings over the course of a year, and determined that the following on average was true:

Credit: Reputation Institute, 2018 Country RepTrak Report So this isn’t just some popularity contest, and it MATTERS if we rank lower. It costs us actual exports and actual tourism dollars to have dropped so low.  OUR REPUTATION MATTERS around the world.

In fact, for us to drop to such a low point as #7 in the annual ranking is highly significant, as it shows that our reputation in the eyes of the residents of our own nation, as well as the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, has plummeted over the past year.

Now, I don’t at all dispute the other nations’ deserving of the rankings they have this year.  We all love Australia, and New Zealand as the Commonwealth sisters that they are.  And while it is interesting to see the entire Scandinavian region in the top 10 – Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark, it’s not overly surprising.

What is (not) surprising is WHY we dropped so far.  In a nutshell, the Reputation Institute blames…our federal government.

Credit: Reputation Institute, 2018 Country RepTrak Report 

Look no further than the “costumes” (according to locals) worn by our idiot Prime Minister, Justa TrueDope, along with Mr. Dress-up’s entire family, when travelling to India earlier this year, as the Toronto Star headline screamed:

The Trudeau at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, India – Feb. 21, 2018. (Credit: Adnian Abidi/Reuters)
The Trudeaus at one of Gandhi’s residences in Ahmedabad. (Credit: Associated Press)
Trudeaus with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai.(Credit: Danish Siddiqui)
The Trudeaus at he Golden Temple, Amritsar, India. (Credit: Public Relations Office Govt. Of Punjab) 

Indian politician Omar Abdullah took to Twitter with a collage of the Trudeau family in their colourful attire, touching their hands and bowing their heads in the namaste gesture.

“Is it just me or is this choreographed cuteness all just a bit much now? Also FYI, we Indians don’t dress like this every day, sir, not even in Bollywood.” (Omar Abdullah, Indian politician)

Earlier in the week, Trudeau’s office rescinded an invite to a convicted Canadian Sikh extremist to a reception in Delhi.  That caused no small amount of embarrassment and fury at home, when he attempted to blame the Surrey Centre MP (himself a Sikh) for arranging the meet and greet between the Prime Minister and this convicted terrorist.  NO ONE was buying it.

Then there was the debacle recently with the United States over trade disputes, and Trudeau’s pissy 12-year-old school girl responses to Donald Trump’s legitimate concerns over various subsidies we provide – the recent “Supply Management” debacle in Quebec with dairy farmers, which will cost us all more for the grocery staple called MILK, being one example.

As a result of our government’s dumbass decisions in this regard, the US government slapped tariffs on a few Canadian-made or produced items.  Trudeau’s “Mean Girls” monologue following this was embarrassing to witness – and infuriating – as he responded in kind with tariffs of his own.

Let’s get real for a moment about Canada/US trade.

Canada is the #10 largest economy in the world.  We used to be the United States’ largest trading partner, but no more – China has taken that illustrious spot.  According to the US. Census Bureau, in 2017, we did we currently do about $581.5 billion worth of trade in goods with the US, with the US selling us $282.2 billion worth of goods, and buying $299.3 billion from Canada. That, however, is only a small fraction of the United States’ current GDP of about $23.76 trillion.

If Canada stopped doing trade with the United States, the #1 economy in world history by far, the United States would survive.  We buy only 18% of the US’ goods. The US would survive a trade war with us.  They would suffer a serious recession, however, which would impact on all their other global partners, who are our global partners as well.

If the United States stopped doing trade with Canada, however, Canada would sent into the Stone Ages.  The US buys 76% of everything we sell.  One doesn’t recover from that loss of customer.  One is economically destroyed.

At the recent G7 summit in Montreal, Trudeau (the “hostess with the mostest”) decided that the best way to treat house guests is to stab them in the back as soon as they leave – in the news media.  President Trump had just taken off on Air Force One to Singapore to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, when Trudeau began to bad-mouth the President behind his back, in a disgusting, classless display.

Trudeau apparently didn’t have the balls to do it to Trump’s face.  He also didn’t have the intelligence to understand that there are televisions on Air Force One.  Trump launched a string of verbal attacks in response – and the Canadian dollar plummeted by 0.19 of a US cent, to 76.96 cents US, after Trump called Trudeau “dishonest” and “weak.”  Trump then refused to sign the G7 Summit declaration, a slap to the face of the goon running our country.

In my opinion, the prissy little queen, Trudeau, actually deserved a punch to the throat.

And so now here we are, on the first day of Summer, learning that the world just doesn’t like Canada as much as it used to.  Individual Canadians did absolutely nothing to make that happen.  Neither did provincial governments for the most part.  No, this falls squarely on the shoulders of the idiots in Ottawa.

And there is no greater example than our Crime Minister, Justin Trudeau, the Queen of Farts.

He’s no longer a “useful idiot”, as some have called him in the past.  No, now that he’s ruining our reputation as a country, he’s just a garden-variety idiot.

October 2019, and the next federal election, cannot come fast enough for me – nor for the reputation of this country I love so much.

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By  Shawn Jorgensen, Founder
Calling Out Community
Posted: June 21, 2018
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Is Europe Prepping For Disaster?

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For the first time in over 40 years, since the spectre of the Cold War loomed across Europe, Sweden has called its entire Home Guard to begin immediate military drills, to bolster the country’s “defensive and operational capabilities”

But defense against WHAT?  What are they planning?  And wait until you see the book that was handed out to the citizens of Sweden this month – it may just give you pause that perhaps they know something we don’t know … or don’t want to deal with.


On June 6, 2018, the Kingdom of Sweden’s celebrated its National Day – much like July 1 in Canada or July 4 in the United States – by mobilizing all 40 Home Guard battalions in an unprecedented exercise, something they have not done in over 43 years –  since 1975.  That’s equivalent to over 22,000 reservists – only 12,000 fewer troops than currently serve in the standing Swedish Army!

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The Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, Micael Byden, speaks to one of his soldiers. (Credit: Ronnie Hammar/Försvarsmakten)

The Supreme Commander of Swedish Armed Forces, Micael Byden, released a statement in Swedish and offered in English as well on their website, which stated:

“Our mission is to strengthen Sweden’s military defense and improve our operational capabilities.   We are testing the chain of mobilization for around half our organization, something we have not done since 1975.”

The Supreme Commander never said in the brief statement, however, WHY exactly he felt this was necessary to do.  He has been the head of the Swedish Armed Forces since 2015, and again, not to put too fine a point on it, but these military maneuvers have not been conducted since the mid-1970s.  The Cold War seems to be long-since dead, and now Sweden wants to be prepared militarily?

Perhaps that’s because this isn’t about military readiness.  Why do I say this?  Because according to the English website of the Swedish Home Guard itself, their purpose is described in the following way:

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Swedish Home Guard troops in training. (Credit: Jorchr)

“The service is on high alert, with mobilisation times measured in hours rather than days or weeks. It is required to support the entire range of defence activities – from civil support in peacetime to armed combat in war.

If Sweden was to be hit by a natural disaster, a major accident or other threat to society, the Home Guard is ready to support police, rescue services and others. The service also has CBRN platoons, traffic platoons and engineering units…

Home Guard units are contemporary military units, primarily tasked with protecting, monitoring, and supporting society at times of crisis, thereby providing a national and territorial bulwark for the defence and protection of Sweden.” (Emphasis mine)

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Some of Sweden’s 262 BAE CV90 tanks, in winter alpine military training exercises. (Credit: BAE Systems)

It’s important to note that they aren’t the army.  There is a separate Swedish Army, Navy and Air Force of about 34,000 soldiers that are tasked with the full-time responsibility of protecting the Scandinavian Kingdom against armed threats from hostile powers, either foreign or domestic.  Again, reservists are only dispatched to deal with things like “natural disasters, major accidents or other threats to society”.

So do they know something we don’t know?  Perhaps.

In addition to these new military training operations for reservists, Sweden is also sending an updated version of a Cold War-era advice booklet on how to cope with an outbreak of war…

…to around 4.8 million households.

brochure1The 20-page pamphlet, titled “If Crisis or War Comes,” released officially in English and in Swedish, contains advice about where to find bomb shelters and how to secure basic necessities such as food, clean water, and heat. It tells Swedes they have a duty to act if their country is threatened for “total defence,” and was first published during the Second World War and subsequently during the Cold War.   “If Sweden is attacked by another country, we will never give up,” the booklet says. “All information to the effect that resistance is to cease is false.”

What on earth?  Why the push to send this to millions of homes right now, while also calling up their entire military on maneuvers?

But Sweden isn’t the only country that’s actively preparing its citizens for potential disaster.  According to the site The Local, Norway’s largest news site in English, the Norwegian government decided in August 2017 to give away free iodine tablets to anyone who wants them:

“We have seen an increasing number of nuclear submarines off Norway’s coast – both visiting allies and Russian submarines patrolling off the coast all the way to Great Britain,” Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority section manager Astrid Liland told NRK, a major source of news in the Norwegian language.

“Increased numbers of nuclear submarines along the coast of Norway increase the risk of radioactive accidents”, say authorities, “who have now decided to assess the viability of distributing iodine tablets to parts of the population.”

According to WebMD, iodine tablets are used for radiation emergencies, to protect the thyroid gland against radioactive iodides. Potassium iodide tablets for use in a radiation emergency are available as FDA-approved products (ThyroShield, Iosat) and on the Internet as food supplements.  You can even buy them at Amazon.ca.

61Hg3q5q5-L._SX569_According to The Local article cited above, 43 crates containing a total of three million iodine tablets are already being stored at a depot in Oslo as one of Norway’s nuclear contingency precautions.  At even a discounted rate of $1.00 a pill, that’s a lot of pills just sitting around waiting for what sounds like a nonsensical hypothetical situation.  Especially when you learn that, according to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commision:

The shelf life of IOSAT 130 mg tablets is 7 years and the shelf life of ThyroSafe 65 mg tablets is 6 years. For States interested in extending the shelf life of KI, the FDA has published guidance on shelf life extension for the tablet form of potassium iodide.

So unless this nuclear accident is going to happen in about 6-7 years at the most, all that medication will just go to waste.  Does this seem like a rational thing to be stockpiling, to prepare for an oddly-specific hypothetic nuclear submarine disaster?

1280px-Submarine_Oscar_classTo be sure, there have been 9 nuclear submarines sunk so far in history – 2 from the US, 5 from the former Soviet Union, and 2 from the modern Russian Navy, including the infamous Kursk, the massive 16,000-ton submarine destroyed in a major explosion on August 12, 2000, killing all 118 of its crew.

However, I think that perhaps another incident might be on the minds of these leaders across Western Europe.  I’m reminded that in the Book of Revelation 8:11, it speaks about a great star that will fall from Heaven and hit the ocean:
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The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.

Iodine pills are also useful for purifying water that is contaminated by virtually anything out there.  Even if an asteriod hit the ocean and made the water “bitter”.  It is especially intriguing to also note that the Russian word for “Wormwood” is CHERNOBYL, the devastated Russian nuclear power plant that melted down in 1986.  What a bizarre possible tie-in, that the Apostle John couldn’t possibly have known about nearly 2,000 years ago.

Perhaps the Norwegians are simply preparing as they state.  However, blaming a possible Russian submarine disaster for causing these preparations is even more interesting, when you consider that, on the other side of the former Cold War, the Russians also seem to be preparing for a major event as well.
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40 Million Russians Conduct Emergency Drills – WHY?

In previous articles, I have shared how the Russians recently completed construction on 5,000 bunkers in the city of Moscow to house all 11 million citizens – then, if that was not over-the-top enough, they held 2 different emergency preparedness drills in the last decade.

One drill involved 40 million citizens over a 4 day period.  The logistics alone of such an endeavour, including how they would be fed and watered, washroom and sleeping arrangements, would be mind-boggling.  Remember, these weren’t soldiers they were sending out for training – these were the average Ivans and Ivankas of Russia.

They also had completed another with 60 million Russian citizens.  So this is incredibly serious stuff.  WHAT ON EARTH are they preparing for in such large numbers?  And bunkers for every single citizen in Moscow?  No other nation on Earth has done anything even remotely close to that.  Imagine how much cement was used to create these 5,000 bunkers, each of which can hold 2,000 people or more in them.  Imagine the enormous human resource and financial costs?

Putin used the excuse of escalating tensions between Russia and the US near the end of the Obama administration as his excuse for building these bunkers.  What science fiction.  You don’t plan for and build emergency underground nuclear bunker housing for 11 million people in 1 or 2… or even 5 years.  That would likely take a decade or longer to complete.   In fact, the project may have started before he was even President of the Russian Federation.

Most experts would tell you that we haven’t been in the Cold War for years.  It is a distant memory that a high school student today would not even remember – most likely wouldn’t even know what it was about.  Yet, for some reason, NOW is the time that everyone in Europe decides to wake up and spend millions, even billions of dollars to prepare against nuclear calamities?  Hogwash.

To be sure, they are preparing for something And its something that could be coming sooner than later – possibly within the decade.  This is just speculation at the moment, but the enormously obvious signs seem to be just everywhere in Europe.  And once these realities about European preparations begin to really sink in, the painfully obvious follow-up questions must be asked:

Why has North America seemingly done NOTHING to prepare our citizens for these future calamities?  Are we just going to be told some major event is happening, 20 minutes before it does, to avoid panic, to avoid people quitting their jobs and stagnating the economy?  Are our political leaders really that cynical, that cruel, that compelled to continue the capitalist march forward to nowhere.

Truly stop for a moment RIGHT NOW and think about the above, and honestly answer those questions in your head to the best of your abilities.

I can hear most of you now.  This is just ridiculous nonsense.  Fair enough.  But to recap…

  • 60 million Russian citizens DID take part in a massive drill
  • Another 40 million Russians DID take part in a massive drill
  • 11 million bunker spots WERE built for every single citizen of Moscow
  • Disaster planning booklets WERE sent to 4.8 million Swedish homes
  • 22,000 Swedish reservists DID begin maneuvers for the first time in 40 years
  • 3 million Norwegian iodine tablets DO sit in the dark in 43 crates in a warehouse somewhere, just waiting for a calamity, and
  • ALL of this DID happen within the last 3 years

Fear mongering folly, you say?  Scare tactics?  Click bait?

Sorry, NO, those would be FACTS. 

Still not convinced?  Ok, last attempt to wake you up: every one of those listed situations above took place in countries that are located directly beside each other on the map.  

Awake now?  Great.  Now, you likely will want to review this.  And thank the Swedish government for providing it – your government never bothered.  

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By Shawn Jorgensen
Founder, Calling Out Community
Posted: June 15, 2018
[God’s Got A Plan For You!

CNN’s POTUS Approval Ratings SUCK

5446619369bedd2b5b3ecd67-320-619CNN released a new poll today, conducted by Philadelphia pollsters SSRS, showing that President Donald Trump’s approval rating is “holding steady” – and his numbers on handling several key issues are climbing, with almost 6 in 10 Americans say things in Hthat country are going well. 

BUT WAIT… this is not GOOD news, CNN anchors “libsplained” today to their pathetically-dwindling but faithful weekday mid-afternoon viewers.  If you don’t already know it, you’ll soon see why this systemic bias, demonstrated against the current President by “the Most Trusted Name In News” …is exactly why they no longer live up to the tagline.


Here’s some truth in advertising: CNN is actually “The Most Busted, Rusted and Crusted Name in News”. (I want them to properly credit me before they start using the new tagline in their regular advertising )

You may laugh or get mad – but in fact, a March 2017 Business Insider report, using data from a 2014 Pew Research Center study entitled “Political Polarization and Media Habits“, did, in fact, prove that CNN is no longer the “most trusted name in news”.  In fact, the American people surveyed felt that their most trusted news sources at that time were all British, with the BBC and the Economist leading the pack.  I would personally concur.

CNN provided yet one more compelling reason today (May 7, 2017), when releasing President Donald Trump’s most recent Presidential approval rating numbers, just why viewers have abandoned leftist American media outlets en masse.

I noticed it right away when Jake Tapper, one of the longer-serving hosts currently on the financially-limping CNN, stated the following on air, regarding the current Trump Gallup approval ratings:

“Brand new CNN poll numbers revealing Americans’ perceptions of the Donald Trump presidency – and they look pretty locked in, while also becoming increasingly nuanced below the surface.  41% approve of the job the president is doing, 53% disapprove.  That’s about the same as it was at the end of March.  Every other elected president of the modern era with the exception of Jimmy Carter had higher approval ratings at this stage of his presidency.”  (Jake Tapper, CNN)

What a pile of RUBBISH. Rasmussen Reports, and other much more reputable pollsters (more on that later) disagree.  @jaketapper is a disingenuous buffoon. The fact that you are so desperate to spin polling numbers as to suggest that every President should have the same approval rating at the same period of their administrations is just about the most irrelevant “amazing statistic” nonsense I’ve ever seen.   I don’t think he’s stupid, but Tapper does say some very dumb things that a person could shoot holes through with very little effort.

Here’s the reality:

  1. No two Presidents have ever faced the same issues during the same period.  What a stupid metric to measure Presidential successes by.  George W. Bush was President for 8 months when the Twin Towers fell, and his approval rating went through the roof, lasted about a week and then it dropped constantly right until the end of his administration.  Franklin Roosevelt was elected in the midst of the Great Depression, so again, of course, he was seen as a hero at a very horrible time in American history.

  2. Every single American President has had a lower approval rating than President Trump has right now – with the exception of Eisenhower and Kennedy (from 1952-1963).

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  • Yes, Trump “held steady” this week over last – a 41% approval rating, according to the Gallup organization.  However, the week before that, he was at 38%.  Sorry, a 3% increase IN A WEEK?  No one is celebrating that in the media of course, because it kills the agenda they have, which is to destroy his reputation.

  • That 41% that he is “holding steady” at is in fact the highest rating he’s had since May 22, 2017 (12 months). In spite of all the nonsense that has been dumped on him day after day after day – simply because he won an election that the left just will not accept.  It’s embarrasing, it’s stupid, it’s child, and frankly it’s destroying America.  Grow up, you whiny little jackasses. 

  • The approval rating amongst Democrats is also at a low 13% – but that’s the highest he’s seen since his inauguration.  It was at 50% of that for most of his administration thus far.  THAT is a HUGE win.  In addition, he’s only had 1 month thus far when his Disapproval Rating was LOWER than this. In the new poll, 40% of Democrats say things in the US are going well, up from 25% who said so in February. Democrats’ approval rating for Trump’s handling of the economy is up 11 points to 26%.

  • Overall, 57% say things are going well in the US today — up from 49% saying the same in February — which is the largest proportion to say so since January of 2007.  That’s significant. 

Barack Obama: 

  • This darling boy of the Democratic Party had 30 weeks at 41% or less, 22 weeks at 42% and 28 weeks at 43%.  While Trump only had 13% amongst Democrats maximum, in 8 years Republicans only showed 14% approval or more with Obama for less than 20 weeks (that’s about 4% of his Presidency).  That by the way included the last 11 weeks of his Presidency, which was when he saw his HIGHEST OVERALL DISAPPROVAL.  You know what that means?  His Republican approval for a few weeks – was only because HE WAS LEAVING.

George W. Bush:

  • Bush dealt with the horrors of 9/11 just 8 months after being sworn in in 2001. Of course his approval ratings would be higher earlier on as a result.  But he had 91 weeks at 41% approval rating (Trump’s rating today) or less.

Bill Clinton:

  • The other darling of the Democratic Party, Bill Clinton, also had his bad moments, which included almost BEING IMPEACHED.  However, in fairness, Clinton had an overall approval rating that only dipped to 41% or lower for 7 weeks, and that included a relatively strong showing amongst Republicans – kind of the mirrored image of Ronald

CNN, by the numbers:

CNN’s polling company is a woeful embarrassment.  In fact, in the results of the most recent survey on Presidential approval, I noticed that on one question – the May 2-5, 2018 approval results, they asked how well things are going in the country.

In the first 3 columns, on the first row, I note that 45% said “Fairly Well and 13% “Very Well”…but somehow this added up to 57% “Net Very/Fairly Well” in this pollster’s world?

Even someone in kindergarten would know that 45% + 13% = 58%

With the publicity campaign of destruction, @CNN, you aren’t winning – that’s clear.  The American economy, based on the job that President Trump has been doing, is winning the day with Americans.

You know damn well that polls can be manipulated, asking whatever questions you want in the way you want, to get the results you want.  Your pollster, however, can’t even seem to properly ADD so all hope is lost there.  The fact you use the same pollster for everything states that they must clearly share your agenda, especially when you both end up so clearly off the mark so often in polling numbers in these Presidential approval surveys, in polling results before and on election day, and now before the mid-term elections.

In fact, RealClearPolitics, which tracks about 20 different polls for Presidential approval, shows CNN has a CONSISTENTLY lower approval rating numbers for President Trump than many of its fellow news sources.  That’s kinda sad, because it’s so obvious.  To continuously put out these kind of random, ridiculously off-based numbers all the time either indicates some kind of shared mental illness, a shared agenda, or a news source that doesn’t get just how badly they are being duped by their pollster.

But CNN “gets it”, alright – in fact, it reminds me (cynically) that “you get what you pay for”.

Final Word: Rasmussen Reports

Rasmussen Reports still chooses to do an update every weekday to the President’s approval rating numbers, unlike the Gallup organization, which suspiciously stopped doing so in January 2018 – right around the time the President’s numbers started to improve, I note.  I also note that Gallup stopped surveying 3,500 people per update, and reduced that to 1,500, while at the same time reducing the update time to weekly.  Rasmussen Reports has been rated by the popular Media Fact Check site as having a “High” factual reporting history.  They state on their site that “now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump’s job approval ratings on a daily basis. 

Why does all this matter?  THEIR approval numbers for President Trump for the last week was not 41% as with CNN: It was 49%.  

Date

Approval Index

Strongly Approve

Strongly Disapprove

Total Approve

Total Disapprove

07-May-18

-7

33%

40%

49%

49%

04-May-18

-7

33%

40%

51%

49%

03-May-18

-7

33%

40%

50%

49%

02-May-18

-7

32%

39%

49%

49%

01-May-18

-6

34%

40%

48%

50%

30-Apr-18

-7

34%

41%

47%

52%

27-Apr-18

-7

35%

42%

47%

52%

Again, I hear you asking – “why does this matter”?  Because, dear reader, in the 2016 election campaign between Trump and Clinton – Rasmussen Reports was the only one that got it right.  Had you followed Rasmussen’s findings, as I and many others on the conservative side did before the election, Election Night 2016 was not a surprise to us.  We didn’t have fainting spells over the outcome.  We knew it weeks before it happened.

Rasmussen Reports’ final White House Watch survey showed Democrat Hillary Clinton with a 2.0% Popular Vote lead over Republican Donald Trump.  After all 136+ million U.S. votes were counted, Hillary Clinton, in fact, led the Popular Vote by 2.1%.  In a post-election commentary entitled “Issues Mattered After All,” Rasmussen Reports’ Managing Editor even wrote:

“The media created a false narrative about the 2016 presidential campaign, and most polling reinforced it. Controversy was the name of the media game, most of it focused on Republican Donald Trump, and many media outlets, most prominently the New York Times, and many pollsters were saying a little over a month ago that Democrat Hillary Clinton had already won. But the three daily tracking polls – the Los Angeles Times, IBD/TIPP, and Rasmussen Reports – consistently showed a much tighter race.”

In 2012 (see above), a Fordham University study by Dr. Costas Panagopoulos, who once served in the office of then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, compared pre-election polling with the results from Election Day. The study ranked 14 organizations – but suspiciously chose to omit the results of Rasmussen Reports. However, after the 2016 election, an American Research Group study found that…

Rasmussen Reports had the highest accuracy among 25 pollsters in the 2016 election.

CNN was so shamed by their accuracy over its pathetic, completely off-the-mark disaster on Election Night, that they have attempted to discredit in an article in 2017.  But results speak for themselves – when an organization is correct, the one that is so terribly incorrect doesn’t have an argument.

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Jake Tapper.  Or whatever you leftists do for fun.
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By Shawn J.
Founder, Calling Out Community
Posted: May 8, 2018

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“Coffee Is Black…Not Blonde”

On May 29, 2018, Starbucks will not be accepting your Starbucks coffee cards in payment for that venti coffee frappuccino double-double with two scoops of ice and blended with extra whip, that you love so much.  In fact, they won’t be accepting your orders at all that day.  Why?  Because management has decided that it’s more important to instead play the race card with all 157,000 employees, at all 8,000 stores in the United States.  One question remains – once the leftist social justice warriors are finished with this latest example of corporate virtue signalling gone wild…

…will you ever be able to order your coffee “black” at Starbucks again?


Police officers stand guard in front of a Center City Starbucks in Philadelphia as protesters demonstrate on April 16 (Credit: Reuters/Mark Makela). News headlines today (May 2, 2018) across America bleated the fact that the largest coffee company in the world reached a financial settlement with two black men that they recently had arrested at one of their stores last month.

On April 12, the two men, Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, were awaiting a third person for a business meeting at one of the company’s Philadelphia locations, when one of them asked a staff member if he could use the restroom.  The store manager refused, stating that the facilities were for paying customers.  The men had planned to order a coffee, but were simply waiting for the third man to join them – even offering to have the third man speak to the manager on the phone, to confirm he was on the way.

However, she asked them several times to purchase something or to please leave – having had many similar experiences with people before of every color.  When they refused to leave, she perhaps over-reacted when she called the police to have the men removed from the store.  Of course, the police could have refused to do so, if they actually thought it was a nuisance call.  But they didn’t.

The two men arrested at the Philadelphia Starbucks in April. (Credit: Jacqueline Larma, AP)And it begs the obvious question – why didn’t the two just buy a coffee to shut her up?  Her request was not unreasonable – many restaurants have an obvious “buy something or get out” policy – and why shouldn’t they?  The fact that they even had the police called on them and STILL DIDN’T buy something, says to me they were just deadbeats.

That particular staff member is no longer a Starbucks employee.  The fact this was so blown out of proportion was not her fault – it was escalated by the two men’s lack of purchasing an item in the store, as requested on several occasions.  It was the CEO’s comments and charges of racism concerning her and her actions, and the massive over-reaction with this racism training day, that caused the most problems. Frankly, it might give her grounds for a classic employment standards lawsuit. I kind of hope it does.

How many times have you been to Starbucks lately, and noted that half the restaurant was filled with university students and other assorted, unwashed vagrants who were there for the free Wi-Fi and weren’t drinking or eating anything either?  It’s an annoying commonality – to the point that I personally avoid the stores like the plague if at all possible.  So clearly Starbucks has some corporate culture issues they need to address with their “clientele” as well – not just blaming staff for being racist, when that was not the real issue here.

Melissa DePino, a Starbucks customer who recorded the video of the arrest that went viral on social media, said:

“These guys never raised their voices. They never did anything remotely aggressive . . . I was sitting close to where they were. Very close. They were not doing anything. They weren’t.”

Starbucks’ CEO Kevin Johnson in happier, more rational times. (Credit: Starbucks) Yes, we know – that’s the problem. At the point it started to escalate, they should have been BUYING A COFFEE.  But they didn’t.

And the Starbucks CEO and his weasel statements didn’t help either.  “I want to thank Donte and Rashon for their willingness to reconcile,” CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement. “I welcome the opportunity to begin a relationship with them to share learnings and experiences. And Starbucks will continue to take actions that stem from this incident to repair and reaffirm our values and vision for the kind of company we want to be.

Sigh.  I’m happy to note that in this settlement – each man will a crisp, new… $1.00 bill.  That’s a ONE DOLLAR bill.  An interesting settlement offer from a company that was so concerned about the message that their arrest sent.  But the men obviously started to realize how badly this was starting to look.  I hope.  Regardless, this settlement still doesn’t give enough to buy a coffee of any size at Starbucks, so I hope they plan to bring their wallets next time. 

This same CEO wingnut took their “former” employee’s singular over-reaction at one store – and turned it into a cringe-worthy over-reaction at all 8,000 stores nationwide.  It was his brainiac idea to force all staff to go through race sensitivity training.  No no no – it doesn’t matter if, as a Starbucks employee, you don’t have a racist bone in your body.  You are guilty until proven innocent at this nuthouse, I’m sorry to tell you – because all of the employees there apparently suffer from “unconscious bias“, according to the company.

The only thing “unconscious” in this story is the senior management.

I’m positive that the CEO and others advising him thought that this would be a great way to score brownie points (oops, we can’t say that either, I guess) with their mostly left-leaning clientele.  At least, they thought they were left-leaning clientele.  Turns out that a lot of these people were even more offended by Starbucks for this race training plan than if they had just left it alone.  If I worked at Starbucks, I wouldn’t be for long, if someone dared to tell me that I was inherently racist and had to take special training as a result.

Not surprisingly, the news media was all over this story too – and they were equally all over the place in how they covered it as well:

Starbucks’ epic fail after an epic fail.” (Al Jazeera, April 23)
“Why Starbucks shouldn’t be praised for its misguided racism workshops.” (The Guardian, April 18)
“In Starbucks Controversy, America’s Anti-racism Industry Opts for Symbol Over Substance”. (Haaretz, May 2)
“Starbucks’ racial bias training alone won’t fix a racist society (The Conversation, April 24)

It seems the company can’t win with the left or the right.

Of course, the company brought it on themselves.  First they announced that, as part of this racism training, that the Anti-Defamation League was going to be participating.  Leftists freaked out and protested across America, and Starbucks demoted ADL to a consulting role, and named representatives of three prominent African-American-led civil rights organizations to lead the training.

Yet another stupid mistake of Starbucks’ in this whole idiotic scenario.  You may recall that the mission of the ADL is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.”  How Starbucks can show their face in public after inviting one of the most prominent anti-racism groups in the world – then, in a completely racist move, falling to the howls of the anti-Semitic far left.

Linda Sarsour, also co-chair of the Million Women’s March (and an outrageous anti-Semitic Muslim cow), wrote on Facebook that ADL is “an anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian organization that peddles Islamophobia and attacks America’s prominent Muslim orgs and activists and supports/sponsors US law enforcement agents to travel and get trained by Israeli military.”

So what?  By the way, Libtard Linda, most thinking people in America are against any Muslim group that spouts such hatred.  This is the same woman who famously tweeted: “Nothing is creepier than Zionism”. 

No, nothing is creepier than HER.

So then Starbucks appointed Eric Holder, Attorney General under the Obama administration, to run the training day.  They just cannot figure it out.  This is the same guy that suggested in April 2014 that he and President Obama had faced tougher opposition from the Republican right on account of their race.  Oh no, not because of your socialist, anti-American policies that rewarded countries like Iran and insulted allies like Israel.  It couldn’t be because of that.

Racism training is Big Business.  Imagine how much it will cost Starbucks to pay and train 157,000 people for the day (at let’s say 6 hours at $8/hour).  That’s over $7.5 million, plus the lost revenue for the day, and the cost of the trainers – whether they have people at each store, or are watching it on some kind of televised feed – this is costing a fortune.

Of course Black Lives Matter activists jumped all over this story as well, desperate to be included in any news cycle today – let’s face it, most of America were happy to see them in the rear view mirror ages ago, thanks to their antics in cities like Ferguson, Missouri.

Protestor Jack Willis, 26, demonstrates outside a Starbucks on April 15 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Mark Makela/Getty Images)I think the nonsensical, virtue signalling, leftist crap that Starbucks has stirred up over this situation could not be expressed any better than was seen on a sign held up by one black protestor at an anti-Starbucks rally recently, that said:

“Coffee is BLACK, not Blonde”

NOPE, not correct. And how do people think that they can state such overtly racist and stupid nonsense, while protesting racism, and think they can get away with it?

By the way, “black” coffee is simply the stated preference of a coffee drinker not to have milk or cream in their coffee. Coffee is, in fact, dark brown in color.  “Blonde”, however, is actually a variety of roasted coffee beans that come from Ethiopia, Uganda and on the slopes of the Tacana Volcano in Guatemala.  They are light in color, have smooth, dry surfaces, and are more flavorful and acidic tasting than darker roasts. They are sweeter, and have more caffeine apparently as well.

These are also black, not blonde….Being “blonde”, by the way, is not the opposite of black.  Many Asians, Latinos and even black folks dye their hair blonde as well, as a way of standing out.

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By  Shawn J., Founder,
Calling Out Community
Posted: May 2, 2018
[God’s Got A Plan For You!