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True power lies in the smallest of things
by LAURA HOLLIS
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US, Israel sign secret pact to 
tackle Iran nuclear and missile threat
{timesofisrael.com} ~ Israel and the United States have secretly signed a far-reaching joint memorandum of understanding... providing for full cooperation to deal with Iran’s nuclear drive, its missile programs and its other threatening activities, an Israeli TV report said. The document was signed on December 12 at the White House, culminating intensive talks between representatives of the major Israeli and American intelligence and defense hierarchies, headed by the US and Israeli national security advisers, H. R. McMaster and Meir Ben-Shabbat, respectively, the Channel 10 report said Thursday...  https://www.timesofisrael.com/report-us-israel-sign-secret-pact-to-...
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Debunking Lies About
Immigration and 'Family reunification'
by Michael Cutler
{frontpagemag.com} ~ It has taken decades of concerted efforts by the immigration anarchists to get America to the dangerous point where it is today... Currently America has a population of unknown millions of illegal aliens who entered the United States covertly and without vetting by running our borders. Their presence in the United States and their very identities are unknown and unknowable. We also have millions of illegal aliens who violated the terms of their lawful admissions into the United States and have gone “missing in America.” Incredibly so-called “Sanctuary Cities” and “Sanctuary States” harbor and shield these illegal aliens from detection by the Department of Homeland Security and its component immigration law enforcement agencies, even as mayors of those cities demand to be given federal funds to combat crime and protect their residents against international terrorists they may be harboring...  https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268867/debunking-lies-about-immigr...
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Sessions DOJ Wins First Round 
for Trump over DACA at Supreme Court
by Ken Klukowski
{theacru.org} ~ Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday won the first legal battle at the Supreme Court over DACA... The unanimous decision threw out orders by a federal trial judge and the Ninth Circuit appeals court requiring disclosure of sensitive government documents—-papers which may include communications with President Donald Trump about the decision to end the amnesty program. Two amnesty programs for illegal aliens were operating when President Trump was inaugurated. The first was DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), concerning illegal aliens brought to the United States at a young age, which covered 800,000 people. The second was DAPA, which broadened DACA’s terms to cover at least 4.3 million illegal aliens. In November 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held DAPA was illegal...  http://www.theacru.org/sessions-doj-wins-first-round-for-trump-over...
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Hezbollah terrorist 
“sleeper agent” discovered in New York
{conservativeinstitute.org} ~ ISIS has a good claim to be considered the cruelest and most evil political movement of the 21st century so far... The so-called “JV team” managed to grow at an alarming rate and spread untold cruelty throughout the areas it controlled. However, ISIS is not the only terrorist organization that is a threat to the United States. Last week, a report was released that detailed how Hezbollah, a terrorist group funded by Iran, recruited at least one sleeper agent in the United States and trained him to surveil FBI facilities and the Army National Guard in New York...  https://www.conservativeinstitute.org/islam/islamic-terrorism/hezbo...
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Libtard Tim Kaine’s Antifa Son Gets 
Off For Attack Against Trump Supporters
{rickwells.us} ~ It’s no surprise that liar-Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), would have a spoiled brat for a son... It’s also no surprise that he’s chosen Antifa as a viable means of political expression. Given the numbskull performances of his dad whenever there was a microphone in front of his face, it’s also not surprising that the son would end up doing something stupid and getting caught. It had to happen. Linwood Michael Kaine, 25, was fortunate to receive probation on Wednesday for his role in protesting President Trump in March at the Minnesota State Capitol. Kaine was with a group of  radical ne’er-do-wells harassing Trump supporters with smoke bombs, mace and fireworks. Some of the rally attendees were treated for injuries by paramedics...   https://rickwells.us/tim-kaine-antifa-son-2/
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True power lies in the smallest of things
by LAURA HOLLIS
{wnd.com} ~ Back when I decided to major in English in college, I had a hard and fast rule: no courses featuring Western literature from the 20th century. From a very young age, I was put off by how much European and American “modern” literature, art and music seemed to glorify ugliness, cruelty or meaninglessness. I was unmoved and unimpressed by expressions that neither provided inspiration nor in many cases required any talent. My thought at the time was that life was too short to fill one’s life with pointless darkness.

Those early impressions have only been reinforced in the years since. I’ve tended to steer clear of what I disliked back then, in favor of history, non-Western literature, science fiction or fantasy. But I am reading a best-selling fiction novel at the moment. And while I wouldn’t describe it as post-modern or nihilist, it has made another theme of contemporary literature stand out for me. Specifically, I’m astonished at the extent to which the drama in these stories could be completely averted by the tiniest bit of honesty, kindness, compassion or basic common sense.

I’m not referring to huge, cataclysmic events, by the way, but to the small, everyday interactions that individually don’t mean much, but which, over time, add up to a great deal. And which, by virtue of their simplicity and mundanity, would require precious little effort to do correctly at the time they happen.

Yes, I realize that people do act like that, but I can’t enjoy it when I’m reading it. I find myself shaking my head, thinking, “Dear God, why would you say such a hurtful thing?” or “Please don’t do that” or “For heaven’s sake, just tell him the truth.”

It struck me that it is perfectly in keeping with the spirit of the Christmas season to recognize the enormous impact of small things.

At Christmas Eve Mass this past Sunday, the priest spoke of the ironic circumstances of Jesus Christ’s arrival on earth: to come as a baby, born to the poorest of parents, in a backwater town of an occupied territory at the outskirts of the Roman Empire. No one – least of all the evil one whom Christ came to defeat – would expect God himself to arrive in such an ignoble and powerless state. But, the homilist continued, God did not manifest in this way as some wily deception, but because this incarnation as a helpless human infant was the essence of God’s love: utterly dependent upon human response

Writers often comment how remarkable it is that Christ – and through him, Christianity – transformed the world in spite of the implausible circumstances of his brief, impoverished life not to mention his ignominious death by execution. But it makes more sense to conclude that he chose his manner of life on earth because this is precisely what would achieve the objectives he sought.

When human beings consider “power,” we tend to mean the ability to force people to do what we would like them to or think they should. By that calculus, the more force one can apply to the largest number of people, the more power one has, and the more successful one will be. We, therefore, think of earthly kings, vast bureaucracies or dictators as “powerful.” It is almost incomprehensible, therefore, that the Almighty – who could, one presumes, have arrived in a blaze of glory and simply ordered everyone on earth to do as he commanded – did nothing of the sort.

Christ forced no one to do anything. Instead, his “power,” as it were, was displayed in his routine, daily interactions with those nearest to him. He never traveled more than a few miles from his home. Perhaps a few thousand people ever heard him speak. And his life was brief, even by the standards of his day. But those whom he touched were inspired to reach out to others in a similar fashion and often at great personal expense, including loss of their own lives. Thus did the thoughts and words of one seemingly powerless man spread around the world.

There lies the common takeaway in both the tragedy of the contemporary novel and the triumph of Jesus Christ. For good or for ill, true “power” lies in the smallest of things. The choices we make in the most mundane matters of our day-to-day existence have greater significance than we know something that often only becomes clear when we choose poorly. If we choose to act with kindness, honesty and please God just a little self-restraint, we can avoid much unnecessary sorrow, and we may be able to effect good beyond our wildest imagining.

May we all make such choices in 2018.

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Yikes !!! Ocasio-Cortez: We Need A ‘Multigendered, Multigeographic’ United States

The United States of America needs to be “multigendered” and “multigeographic,” according to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who endorsed fellow socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at the “Bernie’s Back Rally” in New York on Saturday.

The freshman lawmaker and “Squad” member officially endorsed Sanders during a rally in Queensbridge Park in Long Island City, New York, on Saturday and called for more diversity in the U.S., arguing that it should not only be “multiracial” and “multigenerational” but “multigeographic” and “multigendered.”

“We need a United States that really, truly, and authentically is operated, owned, and decided by working – and all – people in the United States of America,” Ocasio-Cortez said to applause.

“That is what it – it is multiracial, multigendered, multigenerational, and multigeographic,” she said, failing to elaborate on what that specifically looks like.

“We have to come together, not ignoring our differences but listening to them, prioritizing them, understanding injustice,” she continued.

The socialist lawmaker also implied that rampant racism is still alive and well in the U.S., telling the crowd that it is essential to understand “that we operate in a context where slavery evolved into Jim Crow, evolved into mass incarceration, [and] evolved into the realities we have today.”

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