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Report: Hillary Clinton Considering Becoming a Methodist Preacher

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James 2:19-20 New Living Translation (NLT)

19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God.[a] Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?

Having failed to win the White House in November and with a new book on the way, Hillary Clinton is reportedly looking at turning to a more publicly religious role. Her pastor is saying she wants to get into preaching.

According to The Atlantic, Clinton told her longtime pastor Bill Shillady, at a recent photo shoot for his new book, that she wants to preach — something that the outlet says has always been a dream for her.

This comes on the back of a report that Clinton told an editor in 1994 that she thought “all the time” about becoming a minister. Per the Atlantic:

Last fall, the former Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward revealed that Clinton told him in 1994 that she thought “all the time” about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. She asked him not to write about it, though: “It will make me seem much too pious.” The incident perfectly captures Clinton’s long campaign to modulate—and sometimes obscure—expressions of her faith.

The revelation comes ahead of two Clinton-related books coming out in 2017. Clinton herself has written What Happened — a 500+ page campaign post-mortem about how she lost in November. But Shillady himself has a new book of devotions: “Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton” which has a forward by Clinton herself.

“Given her depth of knowledge of the Bible and her experience of caring for people and loving people, she’d make a great pastor,” Shillady told the Atlantic, but noted it would likely be more of a lay position such as a deaconess.

“I think it would be more of … her guest preaching at some point,” he said. “We have a long history of lay preachers in the United Methodist Church.”

The blurb for the book says it “includes 365 of the more than 600 devotions written for Clinton, along with personal notes, portions of her speeches, and headlines that provide context for that day’s devotion.”

“Clinton is writing the foreword, the first time post-election readers will have a chance to hear directly from her about her faith during this time,” the teaser for the book says.

Some Methodists have expressed their excitement for a Clinton move to the more spiritual side. Zach Hoag, writing for HuffPost, noted the “spiritual” character of her concession speech and suggested it may be a sign of Hillary’s resurgent religious focus.

“As a United Methodist, I’d be pumped to see Hillary take the pulpit in our church and dig from that deep well of experience, disappointment, and hope in a future harvest,” he wrote.

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VIDEO: New York Deputies Knock on Vietnam Vet’s Door, Confiscate Guns

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The New York Unsafe Act is a liberal attempt to undermined the Second Amendment.

A 70-year-old Vietnam veteran said he was watching television in his Taberg, New York, home when deputies knocked on his door, then entered and confiscated his firearms.

The veteran, Don Hall, said the deputies told him he had a record of mental issues. They took his handguns, then asked if he had long guns. They took those also.

Hall said he was in disbelief–that he tried to think back to what he could have said or done at some point in his 70 years that would have made someone think he had a mental problem. He said, “I was guilty until I could prove myself innocent. They don’t tell you why or what you supposedly did. It was just a bad screw-up”:

According to Syracuse.com, Hall hired an attorney, who advised Hall that he would have to prove that he was not the Don Hall with mental issues. In other words, he was not the Don Hall authorities were seeking. Hall “secured affidavits from local hospitals to prove he hadn’t been recently treated,” and, over a period of time, “his lawyer convinced a judge that authorities had him confused with someone else who had sought care and that his weapons should never have been seized.”

A county judge agreed that a mistake had been made and ordered the return of Hall’s firearms. They believe Hall was misidentified when someone with a similar name was reported.

Hall and his attorney blame the gun controls contained in the 2013 SAFE Act, which was passed in the wake of the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School. One of the controls in the Act was a new reporting requirement for “health providers.”

This highlights the heart of the problem with adding gun control onto gun control. The body of gun laws poses no hindrance to criminals–who ignore laws–but it does present problems for law-abiding citizens. Such laws create a scenario where a Vietnam War veteran can be sitting in his home, watching TV at 9:30 p.m., only to have sheriff’s deputies knock on the door and ask for his firearms.

Delingpole: Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology Caught Erasing Record Low Temperatures

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More fraud from the globull warming crowd.

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Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has been caught red handed erasing record-breaking cold temperatures from its data records.

The BOM has now been shamed by media investigations into ordering a review of its procedures. But it has yet to provide an explanation as to why it made these “adjustments” in the first place.

These “adjustments” seem to go only one way. The BOM is perfectly happy to record and announce it whenever Australia’s temperatures hit record-breaking highs. But when the temperatures reach new lows it’s a different matter altogether.

For some strange reason that the BOM has been unable to explain, when temperatures go below a certain point it either deletes them as if they had never been – or it enters them into its records at higher temperature than the one actually recorded by its thermometers.

The dodgy adjustments were spotted by investigative journalist Jennifer Marohasy.

Earlier this month, she was contacted by bush meteorologist Lance Pidgeon who had noticed that Goulburn, a town south west of Sydney, had smashed its temperature record with a low of -10.4 degrees Celsius.

Except, the Bureau has since erased this measurement.

According to the Bureau’s own rules, the coldest temperature record during a 24-hour period to 9am is recorded as the minimum for that day. So, for Sunday 2 July the carry-over minimum should be -10.4 degrees Celsius. But instead the summary documentation shows -10.0. There is now no public record of -10.4 degrees Celsius.

This is not the first time the BOM has been accused of behaving more like a political activist organization than a scientific one. On every occasion, instead of fessing up to its dodgy antics, it has hidden behind a wall of bluster and pretend-scientific authority.

For example, against the principles of robust science, it refuses to allow its data to be audited independently – or to discuss why or how it makes its temperature adjustments.

As The Australian notes in a paywalled editorial, these unexplained adjustments are no way to inspire confidence among a taxpaying public which has to fund the BOM to the tune of an annual 365.3 million (2015/16 figures).

That adjustment process, known as homogenisation, has got the bureau in trouble in the past. Again, the issue has been one of transparency. The bureau has made a series of changes to historical records across the country. It says it does so to adjust for the movement of a weather station site, changes to surrounding vegetation or results that look wrong when compared with nearby sites. Such homogenisation is not unique to Australia but the bureau sometimes fails to convince when asked to explain the specific local adjustments it has made, especially if these bolster a warming trend. The same goes for any practices that discount cold temperatures.

The official record must be accurate and trusted. Otherwise, claims of historic extremes — the hottest winter day! — only mislead and public policy gets corrupted. Even if the bureau does have all the answers, it needs to do a better job of taking the public — sceptics included — into its confidence.

The same is true, of course, in the US where organizations like NASA and NOAA  have also been caught red-handed making adjustments to their own temperature data sets, none of these convincingly explained.

But this scandal is not as widely known as it should be, largely because it goes virtually unreported in the liberal-dominated mainstream media. This partly explains the huge discrepancy between the way liberals think about climate change and the way conservatives do. According to this survey, liberals in both the U.S and the UK are dramatically more worried about climate change than conservatives.

Scientists Claim Hundreds of U.S. Cities May Not Survive Rising Waters

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The same old tired  globull warming song just a different day.

New York City, Boston, San Francisco, and Miami are among the U.S. cities that a group of scientists said could disappear because of rising waters caused by man-made climate change.

“Residents of roughly 500 cities across the US will be faced with the same choices by the end of the century: whether to mitigate or to abandon their homes,” CNN reported on a study released on Wednesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists (USC).

CNN reported that “scientists have been trying to get people to wake up to the dangers that lie ahead in rising seas due to climate change.”

The scientists’ report has “a comprehensive list [that] now names hundreds of US cities, large and small, that may not make it through the next 20, 50 or 80 years due to sea level rise,” CNN reported.

“Between 165 and 180 chronically inundated communities in just the next 15 to 20 years; between 270 and 360 in roughly 40 years, depending on the pace of sea level rise; and 490 by end of century with a moderate sea level rise scenario,” Erika Spanger-Siegfried, co-author and senior climate analyst for UCS, said. “With a higher sea level rise scenario, that number rises to about 670; that’s about half of all of the oceanfront communities in the lower 48.”

CNN reported that 90 U.S. communities are considered “inundated today,” mostly in Louisiana and Maryland, where allegedly seas are rising and the land is sinking.

The report also claims:

By 2060, the list grows to hundreds of coastal communities including cities like Galveston, Texas; Sanibel Island, Florida; Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; Ocean City, Maryland; and cities along the Jersey Shore.

By the end of the century more than 50 cities with populations of more than 100,000 could be affected. Cities like Boston; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and four of the five boroughs of New York will be considered inundated. Although the West Coast seems to be spared the brunt of inundation over the next few decades, even places like San Francisco and Los Angeles will be on the list by 2100.

CNN reported that scientists were “alarmed” by President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, which they support.

“If we act today to achieve the temperature and emissions reductions goals outlined in the Paris climate agreement, and succeed in slowing the acceleration of sea level rise, about 380 communities could avoid chronic inundation this century,” the study states.

Terry McAuliffe: ‘We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence’

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Terry The Punk McAuliffe is as stupid as he looks.

While speaking to reporters about the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) said now is not the time to talk gun control but we must admit “we lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence.”

McAuliffe said, “This is not what today is about, but there are too many guns on the street.”

Speaking to reporters, he said, “We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence. I’ve long talked about this. Background checks, shutting down gun show loopholes. That’s not for today’s discussion, but it’s not just about politicians. We worry about this every day for all of our citizens.”

A reporter responded, “If it’s not for today then why are you bringing it up?”

McAuliffe responded by saying he talks about gun control “every day” because it is “a very serious issue.”

When questioned by a reporter that “93 million is a big number, did you mean to say 93 million?” McAuliffe responded, “93 million… 93 individuals a day.”

 

Democrats Are Asking Hillary Clinton to Step out of the Spotlight

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With Hillary being such  media whore I doubt she will willingly step aside.

Democrats are reportedly fed up with Hillary Clinton’s litany of excuses for losing the 2016 election and are asking her to step out of the limelight.

The consensus among former Clinton aides, former Obama aides, and Democratic strategists is that Clinton’s remarks blaming the Democratic National Committee and others for her election loss are hurting her image and the image of the Democratic Party, the Hill reported.

“She’s apparently still really, really angry. I mean, we all are. The election was stolen from her, and that’s how she feels,” one longtime Clinton aide said.

“But to go out there publicly again and again and talk about it? And then blame the DNC? It’s not helpful to Democrats. It’s not helpful to the country, and I don’t think it’s helpful to her,” the aide added.

Former DNC Data Director Andrew Therriault was a lot less restrained in his criticism of Clinton, calling her accusations against the DNC “fucking bullshit.”

Clinton has also gone on-the-record blaming former FBI Director James Comey, the Russians, the press, her primary and general election opponents, and even sexism for her election loss.

Some aides and strategists think Clinton needs to step out of the spotlight entirely and let new leaders in the party take up that role.

“If she is trying to come across as the leader of the angry movement of what happened in 2016, then she’s achieving it,” said one former senior aide to Obama. “But part of the problem she had was she didn’t have a vision for the Democratic Party, and she needs to now take a break and let others come to the forefront.”

Despite those in the party calling on Clinton to leave the public eye, her aides and advisers say she will probably remain in the public spotlight to discuss the 2016 election to promote her book that will be released this fall.

Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons says that she should talk more about where she went wrong in the election as opposed to blaming others for her elections.

“It would be nice to hear a little more about the things she did wrong, which I believe mattered more than what she has discussed,” Simmons said.

Homeowner Shot, Killed Home Invasion Suspect Who Tased Him

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A good rule of thumb is Don’t bring  taser to a gunfight.

A home invasion suspect was shot and killed after allegedly tasing a homeowner in Kingman, Arizona, around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.

According to 3TV/CBS 5, the homeowner said the suspect “got into the house and robbed him.” Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies said the suspect tased the homeowner “several times” while in the house, but at some point, the homeowner was able to retrieve a gun and fatally wound the suspect.

The Daily Miner reports that the incident occurred in the 2700 block of Potter Avenue.

Authorities have not charged the homeowner, and an investigation continues.

Arizona has a “Castle Doctrine” statute, which recognizes a homeowner’s right to use lethal force in self-defense if an individual with life-threatening intentions unlawfully enters his home. Claims of self-defense via the Castle Doctrine are not a valid defense, however, if an intruder is incited into entering the home. This is one reason an investigation follows an incident that appears, at first glance, to be an open and shut case.

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