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 on: February 04, 2019, 05:25:00 PM 
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Evidently, it wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution, with its massive increase in the burning of fossil fuels, that enough CO2 was produced to reverse the cooling trend.

Now that pesky fact often cited by skeptics of the dogma of anthropogenic climate change — that the 17th century’s Little Ice Age was caused by natural forces rather than human activity — can finally be refuted. In fact, it can now be argued that mankind was actually entirely responsible for causing the Little Ice Age as well as this current global-warming phenomenon.

Not only that, but it can be concluded that Europeans (white people) are most responsible for causing climate change. UCL geography professor Mark Maslin argued, “The really weird thing is, the depopulation of the Americas may have inadvertently allowed the Europeans to dominate the world. It also allowed for the Industrial Revolution and for Europeans to continue the domination.” Check and mate! How’s that for killing two birds with one stone? Oh, wait — that analogy is no longer PC. It’s feeding two birds with one scone.

Never mind the fact that during the era known as the Little Ice Age, the sun was in the Maunder Minimum, a period of 28 years in which fewer than 50 sunspots were observed. Contrast that with the modern era, when there have been between 40,000 and 50,000 sunspots. To be clear, correlation does not prove causation, but it does raise the question. And it’s a far more scientifically plausible theory than blaming Columbus and his crew of Europeans for climate change.

https://patriotpost.us/articles/60948-columbus-caused-climate-change


ON OUR WEBSITE TODAY

The Death Industry Is the Lifeblood of Democrats19 — Recent laws highlight just how extreme Democrats have become on a painful issue.
Time to Break Up ‘Big Data’20 — A battle between two tech titans heated up last week. Neither of them looked good.
Vets’ Super Bowl Ad Rejected While WaPo Grandstands21 — A rebuttal to Nike’s Kaepernick ad was blocked, but “Democracy Dies in Darkness” got play.
U.S. Pulls Out of INF Treaty22 — The president follows through on his threat to withdraw from missile treaty with Russia.
Video: Do Trump Fans Admire Ocasio-Cortez?23 — Despite some praise from others, Bill Whittle shows how to take the fight to socialists like her.
Video: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Tax Expert24 — She fancies herself as an expert on marginal tax brackets. So let’s ask her about them.
Video: Inside Oregon’s Insane New Gun Control Proposals25 — Five-round mags, 20 rounds per month, waiting periods, permission slips, and more.

TOP HEADLINES

Elizabeth Warren apologized to the Cherokee Nation for her DNA stunt (Washington Examiner27)
Pentagon announces nearly 4,000 additional troops heading to U.S.-Mexico border (The Hill28)
Border agents discover 60-foot tunnel to Mexico (Fox News29)
Russia to pull plug on nuclear arms pact after U.S. does same (Associated Press30)
Iran unveils long-range cruise missile on revolution anniversary (Reuters31)
CBS rejects pro-flag, anti-Kaepernick “Just Stand” Super Bowl ad (Washington Examiner32)
Covington teen’s lawyer releases brutal 14-minute video showcasing lies of Nathan Phillips and media (PJ Media33)
European nations recognize Guaido as Venezuelan leader (Associated Press34)
Men run the news 2 to 1 despite demands for diversity, equality everywhere else (Washington Examiner35)
Humor: Dumb football game keeps interrupting commercials (The Babylon Bee36)
Policy: It’s time to make a trade deal with China (The Daily Signal37)
Policy: The three major problems with a carbon tax (National Review38)
For more of today’s editors’ choice headlines, visit In Our Sights39.

https://patriotpost.us/articles/60950-monday-top-headlines


SHORT CUTS

The Gipper: “How can we not believe in the greatness of America? How can we not do what is right and needed to preserve this last best hope of man on Earth? After all our struggles to restore America, to revive confidence in our country, hope for our future — after all our hard-won victories earned though the patience and courage of every citizen — we cannot, must not and will not turn back. We will finish our job. How could we do less? We’re Americans.” —Ronald Reagan

Real hope ‘n’ change? “Between the shockingly unfair treatment of the Covington Catholic kids and now Virginia Governor Northam’s statement on post-birth termination of live babies, I’d say there’s a powerful cultural backlash brewing.” —Ari Fleischer

Inquiring minds want to know: “Should someone propose a 70% tax on the Patriots so that NFL competition is more fair and equal? Asking for a friend.” —Dan Crenshaw

Braying Jenny: “The average NFL salary is $2.1 million, so most players would never experience a 70% rate. The owners who refuse to hire Kaepernick would, though.” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Non Compos Mentis: “It’s Friday, so call me crazy, but I can’t wait for next week. On Wednesday, our @HouseJudiciary Committee will have the first hearing on gun violence in 8 years. A new Congress is putting your right to be safe over any other rights.” —Rep. Eric Swalwell (“Our right to bear arms IS our ‘right to be safe.’” —Allie Beth Stuckey)

The BIG Lie: “CNN — the network that promotes the hashtag #FactsFirst — mislabeled embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam as a Republican on Friday during a segment about the Democrat’s apology for his racist 1984 medical school yearbook photo.” —Fox News

Friendly fire: “If it wasn’t [Northam] in the photo, he should have said that on Friday. I have no idea what was going on in the governor’s office on Friday.” —former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

And last… “Remember the Northam ads against Gillespie that showed minority kids getting run down by a dude in a truck with a confederate flag? Talk about projection.” —Katie Pavlich

https://patriotpost.us/articles/60949-monday-short-cuts

Join our editors and staff in daily prayer for our Patriots in uniform — Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen — standing in harm’s way in defense of Liberty, and for their families. We also humbly ask prayer for your Patriot team, that our mission would seed and encourage the spirit of Liberty in the hearts and minds of our countrymen.

Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis

Nate Jackson, Managing Editor
Mark Alexander, Publisher

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 on: February 04, 2019, 05:23:38 PM 
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Feb. 4, 2019

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THE FOUNDATION

“Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters.” —Samuel Adams (1775)

https://patriotpost.us/fqd/60953-founders-quote-daily

IN TODAY’S EDITION

If not for double standards, Democrat Party leaders wouldn’t have any.1
Christopher Columbus now stands accused of causing climate change.2
Daily Features: More Analysis3, Columnists4, Headlines5, Memes6, Cartoons7, and Short Cuts8.

FEATURED ANALYSIS

Gov. Northam, Please Don’t Resign9

Mark Alexander

If not for double standards, Democrat party leaders wouldn’t have any.

It was OK in the first decade of this millennium that Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) was considered the “conscience of the Senate” by his Demo colleagues, even though he had been an “exalted cyclops” in the Ku Klux Klan.

Last year it was OK that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) was vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee at the same time he was an advocate10 for fellow Muslim racist Louis Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam black-supremacist11 haters calling for an “ethnostate.”

Now enter Gov. Ralph Northam. Just days after earning infamy for his comments in support of infanticide12, a photo was “discovered” of Northam from his medical yearbook page. There are two people in the photo, one in black face and the other in a KKK robe. Northam admitted he was in the photo but refused to acknowledge which of the racist characters was him — apparently trying to decide which one would be “less racist.”

On Friday, Northam launched an apology tour: “I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now. … I understand how this decision shakes Virginians’ faith in that commitment.”

Really? This is not a teenager’s high-school yearbook from 35 years ago, with a notation about “passing gas,” for which then-SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh13 was relentlessly skewered by Democrats. This is an adult’s medical-school yearbook. It is astounding that the mainstream media did not uncover this photo during his 2017 campaign for governor — when he was labeling his Republican opponent, Ed Gillespie, “racist,” complete with an ad depicting minority kids being threatened by a guy with a Confederate flag on his truck. It would be interesting to know which media “journalists” suppressed knowledge of the photo. I have inquired with the editorial board of The Washington Post, but I don’t expect an answer.

Given the fact that a disproportionate number of aborted American babies are black, and Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger was an advocate of racially selective eugenics14 to contain less desirable ethnic groups like black people, the irony of Northam’s infanticide comments and now this photo is thick.

In what alternate universe does a major political party pressure its sitting governor to resign because he appeared in a 35-year-old racist photo but not because of his position (as a pediatrics specialist) advocating infanticide legislation? Fortunately, that bill failed to pass. Of course, the Virginia Democrat Party is controlled — as is the state — by suburban government bureaucrats who reside in northern Virginia and have no roots in the state.

Unbelievably, a day after declaring he was in the photo, Northam claimed he was not in the photo: “In the hours since I made my statement yesterday, I reflected with my … classmates from the time and affirmed my conclusion that I am not the person in that photo.”

He now recalls once darkening his face with shoe polish to portray Michael Jackson in a dance contest. “You remember these things,” he insisted, after admitting he didn’t. This pivot would be laughable if not so pathetic. The photo still appeared in his yearbook and he is likely under that hood or he NEVER would have admitted he was in the photo. The Jackson blackface story was concocted so Northam could “get out from under the hood.” (Ironically, for the last two decades of his life, Michael Jackson strived to appear in whiteface.) Now that Northam has “reflected” with his political tribe and his classmates, two of them may come forward and claim they were in the photo.

So will Northam resign? I hope not!

The reason Democrats may insist he resign, regardless, is that if he stays in office, the photo undermines their “racist Republicans” mantra, especially on issues like Donald Trump’s15 plan for what they consider an “immoral” and “racist” southern-border barrier16.

And standing in the wings waiting to take Northam’s office is Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a black gubernatorial hopeful who has been stewarded by Al Gore and John Kerry. He is a DC native who moved to Virginia to support Demo Sen. Mark Warner. Fairfax will be a far more formidable leftist Democrat governor than Northam.

(A humorous footnote: Because the Northam story was about racism, CNN “accidentally” identified him as a Republican in its initial coverage.)

https://patriotpost.us/alexander/60951-gov-northam-please-dont-resign


Columbus Caused Climate Change?17

Thomas Gallatin

Christopher Columbus started the Little Ice Age! That’s right — not only was that Genoan devil Columbus responsible for unleashing the scourge of Europeans upon the Americas, but now, according to a recent study18 released by researchers at University College London (UCL), he was also responsible for causing climate change.

You see, Columbus’s discovery of the New World brought disease from Europe that unleashed a genocide upon millions of Indigenous Peoples™ whose disappearance subsequently resulted in a massive overgrowth of vegetation across previously farmed land in Central, South, and North America. This surge in forestation tanked global CO2 levels, which in turn cooled the planet and threw it into a mini ice age.

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 on: February 04, 2019, 08:54:10 AM 
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Adding to God's Word

“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.” (Revelation 22:18)

This very sober warning right at the end of the Bible was given by Christ Himself (note verse 20) to indicate that the written Scriptures were now complete, and it would be a serious sin for some pseudo-prophet to come along presenting some alleged new revelation from God. That this warning applies to the entire Bible, not just to the book of Revelation, should be obvious but is made especially clear when it is remembered that Jesus promised His chosen disciples that the Holy Spirit “shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance,” and furthermore, that “he will guide you into all truth: . . . and he will shew you things to come” (John 14:26; 16:13).

This special revelation to the “apostles and prophets” of the New Testament would constitute the “foundation” of the church, and would be complete when the last of these “holy apostles and prophets” were gone. (Study carefully Ephesians 2:19–3:11.) When John completed the Apocalypse, he was very old; all the other apostles and prophets of the New Testament had already died (all by martyrdom), so God’s written Word was now complete. No new revelation would be needed before Christ returns. We shall do well if we just learn what we already have received from His holy apostles and prophets.

Note also the emphasis on “the words,” not just the concepts. God was able to say what He meant, and we are wise if we take His words literally. Jesus warned about “false prophets” who would come after He left (Matthew 24:24), and there have been many of these through the centuries. The Bible as we now have it is sufficient for every need. HMM

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 on: February 03, 2019, 04:09:36 PM 
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The End Of The World
by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam


There has been a great deal of discussion lately about some Hindu astrologers who have predicted that this world will come to an end this February. The fact is that some sincere Christians fear that these prophets might be right, since our Lord did speak several times about the coming “end of the world.”

These Hindu astrologers, however, are wrong. This February will not see the end of the world, for according to the Bible the world, or earth, will never come to an end. The word “world,” which our Lord uses in this connection, does not refer to the earth, or even the people on it. It is the old Greek word aion, or age. Several ages in God’s program have already come to an end, and others will, but no matter what destructive weapons man may devise, the earth will never be destroyed. In Isaiah 45:18 we read:

    “For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens: God Himself that formed the earth and made it; He hath established it; He created it not in vain; He formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord, and there is none else.”

But doesn’t Rev. 21:1 predict “a new heaven and a new earth”? Yes, but the context clearly indicates that this refers to the future renewing of the present heaven and earth, not the creating of different ones. Verse 5 says:

    “He that sat upon the throne: said, Behold I make all things new.”

Note: He didn’t say “I make all new things,” but “I make all things new.” There is a difference.

We should not be concerned about the end of the world, but rather about the end of this present age in which we live under “the dispensation of the grace of God,” for God has never promised how long this will last. Every hour He delays the return of Christ to recall His ambassadors, is an hour of wonderful grace, in which men may be saved by grace, through faith in Christ who died for our sins. This is why Paul urges us:

    “We then, as workers together with [Christ], beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain…. Behold, now is the accepted time; Behold, now is the day of salvation” (II Cor. 6:1,2).

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The infinite tenderness of Jesus!

(Charles Spurgeon)

"I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd sacrifices His life for the sheep!" John 10:11

"He will carry the lambs in His bosom, holding them close to His heart!" Isaiah 40:11

Who is He of whom such gracious words are spoken? He is the Good Shepherd. Why does He carry the lambs in His bosom? Because He has a tender heart, and any weakness in His redeemed children at once melts His heart.

The sighs, the ignorance, the feebleness of the little ones of His flock draw forth His compassion.

He is considerate of the weak of His flock. He purchased them with His blood, they are His property--He must and will care for those who cost Him so dear.

He is responsible for each lamb, bound by covenant engagements not to lose one. They are all a part of His glory and reward.

"He carries the lambs in His bosom!"

Here is boundless affection. Would He put them in His bosom if He did not love them so much?

Here is tender nearness. So near are they, that they could not possibly be nearer.

Here is hallowed familiarity. There are precious 'love passages' between Christ and His weak ones.

Here is perfect safety. In His bosom, who can hurt them? None can snatch them away from His omnipotence! They can never perish--ever!

Here is perfect rest and sweetest comfort.

Surely we are not sufficiently sensible of the infinite tenderness of Jesus!

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 on: February 03, 2019, 09:13:27 AM 
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A Certain Young Man

“And they all forsook him, and fled. And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him: And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.” (Mark 14:50-52)

This “certain young man” is mentioned only in Mark’s gospel and was almost certainly John Mark himself. A rather obscure character in the New Testament, yet the Lord chose him to write what is probably the earliest of the gospel records of the life of Christ. If so, his account of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ is the first record we have of the most important events in all history.

Mark’s family (Acts 12:12) apparently was prosperous enough to own a home in Jerusalem with a large upper room where the disciples (even 120 of them, Acts 1:14-15) could meet for prayer after the resurrection. This was possibly the same “large upper room furnished and prepared” (Mark 14:15) where the Lord’s last supper took place. Note that Mark’s account says: “And in the evening he cometh [not ‘goeth’] with the twelve” (v. 17). Thus, Mark—probably as a teenager—was very likely an intensely interested observer of all the moving events that took place in the upper room, both before and after the crucifixion and resurrection.

He may well have overheard the conversation with and about Judas, and then watched as the disciples went out to Gethsemane. Perhaps Judas returned with the soldiers, and Mark, already in bed, grabbed a “linen cloth” and rushed out to warn Jesus. The soldiers found Jesus first, however, and Mark had to watch the disciples flee, and then finally had to flee himself.

In any case, this close proximity to these great events made such a profound impression on him that he was later led to write about them, very probably working closely with Peter (1 Peter 5:13), and Mark’s gospel was the result. HMM

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The Cross of Christ
by Pastor Paul M. Sadler


Perhaps you are reading these lines but do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We want you to know that life begins at Calvary! To illustrate consider for a moment the vertical beam of the Cross. It represents the way through which the broken relationship between God and the sinner can be restored. The way is the Lord Jesus Christ. The Savior Himself said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me" (John 14:6).

In your heart of hearts you know that you are not right with God. Sin has separated you from the Holy One of Heaven and has made a mess of your life! It's left you living in fear of death and the judgment to come. I know, I've been there! Salvation is not found in what you can do to make yourself acceptable to God, but what He has already done for you at Calvary.

The only way to restore your broken relationship with God is to believe that Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose again the third day (I Cor. 15:3,4). As the song says, "When He was on the Cross, you were on His mind." The moment you place your faith in Christ's finished work, you will be forgiven of all your sins: past, present, and future. Keep in mind, too, that the day Christ died all of your sins were yet future.

Nothing in this life is free, someone paid for it! This is also true of God's provision of salvation; Christ paid for it with His precious blood. Today, God is offering salvation as a free gift to all who place their trust in His Son. When you believe the gospel, the burden of your sins will be lifted. You will for the first time in your life experience "peace with God" through our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:1). Once this relationship is established, it is permanent because you are sealed by the Holy Spirit until the redemption of the purchased possession (Eph. 1:13,14).

We might liken the horizontal beam of the Cross to our relationship with those around us. Our lives touch the lives of others. God has believers in every walk of life so that those who are still outside of Christ might have the opportunity to hear the good news. This horizontal beam also represents the importance of reaching out to our brothers and sisters in Christ who have yet to see the revelation of the Mystery (Rom. 16:25; Eph. 3:8,9), which raises an important question: when was the last time you shared Paul's gospel with a Christian friend?

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He should be a walking image of Jesus!

(Charles Spurgeon)

"Whoever claims to live in Him, must walk as Jesus did." 1 John 2:6

"As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord--so walk in Him" Colossians 2:6

If we have received Christ Himself in our inmost hearts, our new life will manifest its intimate acquaintance with Him by a walk of faith.

Walking implies action. Our religion is not to be confined to our prayer-closet. That which we believe--we must carry out into practical effect. If a man walks in Christ, then he so acts as Christ would act. He should be a walking image of Jesus--and men say of that man, "He is like his Master--he lives like Jesus Christ!"

Walking signifies progress. Proceed from grace to grace, run forward until you reach the uttermost degree of Christlikeness that a man can attain to.

Walking implies continuance. There must be a perpetual abiding in Christ. How many Christians think that in the morning and evening they ought to come into the company of Jesus--and may then give their hearts to the world all the day. But this is poor living--we should always be with Him, treading in His steps and doing His will.

Walking also implies habit. When we speak of a man's walk and conduct--we mean his habits, the constant tenor of his life. We must keep close to Him, cling to Him, never let Him go--and follow in His steps.

"That you would walk worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory!" 1 Thessalonians 2:12

"Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more!" 1 Thessalonians 4:1

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 on: February 02, 2019, 08:41:31 AM 
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The First Sacrifice

“Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” (Genesis 3:21)

This action by the Lord is very significant. God Himself apparently sacrificed some of His animal creation (possibly two innocent and blemish-free sheep) in order to provide clothing for the first man and woman. In the first place, this tells us that clothing is important in God’s plan for human beings; nudity became shameful once sin entered the world.

In the second place, we learn that symbolically speaking, clothing must be provided by God Himself. Man-made “aprons” of fig leaves will not suffice, as they represent human works of righteousness which can never make us presentable to God: “We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6). However, God has sacrificed His own “Lamb of God” (John 1:29), pure and spotless, yet also willing to die for us. Thereby “he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness” (Isaiah 61:10), fashioned from the perfect righteousness of the Lamb.

But in order to do this, the innocent blood of the sacrifice must be shed, for “the life of the flesh is in the blood” (Leviticus 17:11). When sin entered the world, there also came “death by sin” (Romans 5:12), and “without shedding of [innocent] blood is no remission [of sin]” (Hebrews 9:22).

How much of this could have been comprehended by Adam and Eve as they watched God slay their animal friends so that they once again could walk with God we do not know, but it changed their lives. Just so, when we really see “the precious blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1:19) spilled in sacrifice for our redemption, our lives also are forever changed. He hath covered me with the righteousness of Christ. HMM

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Power Perfected In Weakness
by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam


To Paul was committed the greatest revelation of all time. He was divinely commissioned to proclaim the glorious all-sufficiency of Christ’s redemptive work, God’s offer of salvation by free grace to all who trust in Christ and their heavenly position, blessings and prospect.

Lest he should become puffed up by the glory of these great truths, God gave him what he calls “a thorn in the flesh”, an aggravating physical infirmity of some sort. “For this thing,” he says, “I besought the Lord thrice [three times], that it might depart from me” (IICor.12:8). But the Lord knew better than Paul what was best for him:

    “And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for My strength is made perfect in weakness” (Ver.9).

How right God was! Every Christian knows that with brimming health and “good fortune” comes the tendency to forget our need of Him, while infirmity causes us to lean harder and to pray more and this is where our spiritual power lies. Every believer should acknowledge this and say with Paul:

    “Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities…for when I am weak, then am I strong” (IICor.12:9,10).

Infirmities of the flesh are common even to God’s choicest saints. What satisfaction there is, then, in just believing God’s Word: “My grace is sufficient for thee, for My strength is made perfect in weakness”.

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