Why did ISIS attack Paris? Where did they learn to do so?

Brad S.:

Good analysis!

Originally posted on Fabius Maximus website:

Summary: Amidst the mad cries for reprisals to the Paris attacks, cries for a wider war and more bloodshed, a few voices speak rationally about the causes of the attacks, our foe’s reasoning, and likely ways to end (rather than expand) the war. This essay by Ahmed Rashid is one of the best I’ve seen. Unfortunately I suspect these voices will be shouted down by louder voices using the attacks for their personal political and economic gains, as they were after 9/11.

“In fact none of these targets is random. What they show is that ISIS is now determined to launch attacks against those states that are waging war against it. … Nothing would be more effective in combating ISIS than the successful conclusion of the joint peace plan that is now being negotiated between the big powers and Syrian groups,…”

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, from the Feb 2015 issue of Dabiq Undated photo of Abdelhamid Abaaoud from the Feb 2015…

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Heaven is Now

Originally posted on Believing Today:

“Behold, I am coming soon.  Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.” (Revelation 22:7)

The book to which Jesus is referring is Revelation.  Therefore, the “blessing” of which He is speaking describes what is received by the one who lives in the hope of what’s coming rather than in the preservation of what they currently possess.  In other words, living in the hope of heaven produces a supernatural change in our current experience!

Embrace the truth: Christianity without the return of Christ is like paying for a vacation that you never intend to go on.  It’s meaningless.  If there is no anticipated resurrection, then our present decisions will always be bound to immediate gratification and release nothing from heaven.  Your life will be no different from anyone else in the world.

Believe God; you are meant to experience heaven now!  Today, let hope reign. …

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When messaging collides with science: The ‘Hottest Year Ever’ Inside a Global Warming ‘Pause’?

  Excerpt  from a story by statistician William M. Briggs There are two stories floating around about the state of the earth’s atmosphere. Both are believed true by government-funded scientists and the environmentally minded. The situation is curious because the stories don’t mesh. Yet, as I said, both are believed. Worse, neither is true. Story number one […]


How SCOTUS perverted the “equal protection” clause of Sec. 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

By Publius Huldah 1. Harvard Professor Raoul Berger’s meticulously documented book, Government by Judiciary: The Transformation of the Fourteenth Amendment, proves by means of  thousands of quotes from the Congressional Debates, that the purpose of Sec. 1 of  the 14th Amendment was to extend citizenship to freed slaves and to protect them from southern Black […]


Marxist Law in both Theory and Practice

Marxism, Law and Evolution: Marxist Law in both Theory and Practice by Augusto Zimmermann  Evolutionary influences are especially visible in Marxist legal theory. Because Marx rejected the God of Creation, he was deeply scornful of the doctrine of human sin, and convinced that the evolution of human nature would lead to its absolute perfection. Marx […]


Is It Time To Stop The Insanity Of Wasting Time and Money On More Climate Models?

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Nearly every single climate model prediction, projection or whatever else they want to call them has been wrong. Weather forecasts beyond 72 hours typically deteriorate into their error bands. The UK Met Office summer forecast was wrong again. I have lost track of the number of times they were wrong. […]


WHEN may courts lawfully strike down, under the “supremacy clause”, State laws and provisions in State Constitutions?

Originally posted on Publius-Huldah's Blog:

By Publius Huldah

The courts have lawful authority under the supremacy clause of the federal Constitution (Art. VI, clause 2) to overturn SOME Amendments to State Constitutions and SOME State laws.

It depends on whether the State provision conflicts with the federal Constitution, or with an Act of Congress which is authorized by the Constitution, or with a Treaty which is authorized by the Constitution.

For example: Say a State law says you have to be 45 years old to run for President. That would conflict with Art. II, Sec. 1, clause 5, US Constitution, which establishes 35 years as the minimum age requirement. State laws can’t contradict the Constitution. So a court could properly strike down the State law which says Presidents must be at least 45 years old.

Do you see? The State Law, or State Constitutional provision, or State judicial opinion must CONTRADICT something in the…

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The Rise of Populism: What Trump and Francis Have in Common

Originally posted on The World Renewed:

As I’ve mentioned for a while now, there seems to be a reemergence of populism in the United States as evidenced by the Presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Yesterday, Kishore Jayabalan of the Acton Institute published an article detailing the populist connection between two people who are seemingly at odds: Pope Francis and Donald Trump.

Jayabalan argues that the connection between these two men is their opposition to free trade. Jayabalan observes:

Trump may seem to be the poster child of capitalism, but it turns out that he is actually against free trade. Like Ross Perot, another businessman-turned-populist who ran for president in 1992, he promises to bring back manufacturing jobs from Mexico. He promises to start a trade war with China. He even manages to be for both lower and higher taxes on the rich. Trump thinks that mastering the art of negotiation is…

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New Study Finds Criminals Get Guns From Friends and Family

Gun control doesn’t work. A study released by Duke University illustrates why. In an interview of 99 Chicago criminals in a Cook County prison, it was found that most of the guns obtained by the criminals were received from friends and family members or from illegal purchases, not from purchases at gun shows or gun […]