Friday, August 23, 2019

NYT "1619 Project" - Mission: "To Reframe American History"

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The New York Times has launched a massive mission to heal itself, defeat Trump, and reframe the history of slavery in America, thus "remaking" and "reframing" America's story.

The title, "1619 Project," is the year---and August is the month---in which a ship appeared at the shore of Jamestown, America's first colony, carrying about 20 slaves who were sold to the Americans.

This ambitious NYT effort is also making the 1619 Project material available in curriculum for classrooms.

Be informed.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Lutherans Tape 9.5 Theses to Door of ICE Building

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The namesake church of Martin Luther taped 9.5 theses to the door of the ICE building in Milwaukee this month, expressing their concerns for immigrants and refugees---much like Martin Luther expressed his to the Catholic Church.

Luther's position was clear---"The just shall live by faith."

The "concerns" of the ELCA are likely sincere, but some of them are confused.

Immigrant issues are complex and are dividing our country and our churches, but God is neither confused nor divided.

Be informed.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Facebook Installs News Police

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Mark Zuckerberg has announced that his Facebook has new plans aimed at helping handpicked news outlets on its platform and will be hiring a number of seasoned journalists to curate a planned "News Tab" feature.

He says this is an attempt to eliminate fake news and clickbait and restore credibility to Facebook.

Be discerning.

Be informed.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

"Social Credit Score" Coming Soon

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Most of us know how our credit score affects our lives---negatively or positively, but we may not be aware of the Social Credit Score system that measures the "trustworthiness" of the citizens.

It's in place in China, and will be in full operation in 2020---all 1.3 billion residents will have a personal Social Credit Score.

Jefferson said, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free...It expects what never has been and never will be."

There are striking parallels between the Social Credit Score and some of the ideas being put forward by Democrat presidential candidates.

Please be informed.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Grandmother Tlaib Regarding TRUMP: "May Allah Ruin Him"

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The back and forth between two Muslim US Congresswomen---Tlaib and Omar--- and Israel, has now brought Tlaib's grandmother, who lives in the West Bank (Judea-Samaria) into the fray.

And she is asking Allah to "ruin Trump."

Be informed.