The Front Page Cover
 The Events of the Week -- Featruring: 
Why Are the Millennials Protesting?
by Minister Michael Brown
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 The Leftmedia's Turf War 
Mainstream media outlets such as the Washington Post have an established track record for covering the news. Over the years they have secured their status in the eyes of much of the public as legitimate journalists. But for years they have stubbornly stuck with a crumbling façade — that they're reporting from a non-agenda driven, non-biased perspective. The MSM's claim to objectivity in its reporting is time and again exposed as a farce.
          The latest example comes from a complaint voiced by the Washington Post over the list of pool reporters chosen to cover Vice President Mike Pence. All the major mainstream media outlets were represented in the pool, as well as several Leftmedia organizations such as BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post, who share the Washington Post's anti-conservative bias. But the inclusion of Fred Lucas, a reporter for the Heritage Foundation-owned Daily Signal, sparked howls of outrage. Oh, the humanity. The Post, which became practically unhinged in its anti-Trump coverage in the last year, essentially lumped the Signal in with what it said were "extremist or racist organizations." Clearly, someone at the Post hasn't actually been reading the Signal.
          The growth of alternative news organizations, many openly holding unabashedly conservative perspectives, has long been eroding the monopoly the MSM used to hold. The MSM's continued attempts to promote the lie of its "objective" reporting only serves to further reinforce Americans' distrust in the media — trust is at historic lows.
          This latest incident exposes the Post as little more than a roaring paper tiger. The MSM is in a turf war that they're losing, because they've embraced an agenda of journalistic activism rather than objectivity. Instead of engaging honestly with the fact that every organization expresses a particular bias to one degree or other, they have sought only to promote the notion that they are the only legitimate purveyors of truth. Through the use of strawman tactics and labeling prejudice the MSM seeks to discredit alternate news organizations' reporting rather than deal with the facts of the reporting.
          Speaking of labeling, Harvard University has been circulating a list entitled "False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical 'News' Sources". This list is made up of mostly conservative news and commentary sites, such as the Washington Examiner and the Washington Free Beacon. We at The Patriot Post have the distinguished "honor" of making the list as well. Maybe somebody missed the endorsement we received several years ago from Harvard Political Review.  ~The Patriot Post
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Trump embraces conservatives
as their interests align on healthcare
by Sarah Westwood
{washingtonexaminer.com} ~ President Trump's desire to see the American Health Care Act survive in the House has, for now, aligned his interests with the conservatives who say they won't support the bill until it does more to roll back liar-nObamacare... But the White House's alliance with congressional conservatives may not extend to upcoming legislative battles, when Trump's preference for ends over means may redirect his focus on any given issue. An increasingly bitter debate among Republicans in the House and Senate over healthcare reform has pitted members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and a handful of senators — including Sens. Rand Paul, Tom Cotton and Mike Lee — against House leadership, which initially fought for the AHCA as written. After conservatives quickly labeled the legislation "liar-nObamacare-lite" and "liar-nObamacare 2.0," the White House launched an aggressive effort to collect input from the conservative lawmakers and organizers who were prepared to sink Trump's liar-nObamacare reform plan. Many of those who have spoken privately with Trump say he indicated he was open to changing the AHCA...  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-embraces-conservatives-as-t...
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Republicans to introduce war
authorization for ISIS fight
by Jacqueline Klimas
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The Real Hamas: Sorry, Folks!
by Bassam Tawil
Armed Hamas militiamen on parade with a
vehicle-mounted rocket launcher in Gaza
{gatestoneinstitute.org} ~ What does Hamas mean when it says that it "accepts" an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem without recognizing Israel's right to exist?... Is this a sign of moderation and pragmatism on the part of the extremist Islamic terror movement? Or is it just another ploy intended to deceive everyone, especially gullible Westerners, into believing that Hamas has abandoned its strategy of destroying Israel in favor of a two-state solution? According to the reports, Hamas is also contemplating changing its charter so that it would no longer include anti-Semitic references. The charter, which was drafted in August 1988, contains anti-Semitic passages and characterizations of Israeli society as Nazi-like in its cruelty. The same reports also claimed that Hamas's revised charter will also state that the terror movement is not part of the Muslim Brotherhood...
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New Massive Oil Find in Alaska -
Will This Spell the Collapse of OPEC?
by Alice Greene
{punchingbagpost.com} ~ A massive amount of oil has been discovered in Alaska’s North Slope - in an area previously thought to be drying up. The news was announced last Thursday by Spanish oil giant Repsol... The oil field, which is believed to contain over 1 billion barrels of light crude, marks the biggest onshore find in the US in 30 years. The discovery is bad news for oil-producing nations like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Russia, which have been fighting to bring the price of oil back up after the recent drop in prices that led to Venezuela's economic collapse. The discovery is great news for the state of Alaska, and it might bring some relief to budget pains brought on by flagging production and the crash in prices. Last year, Alaska was forced to freeze hiring and restrict state employee travel. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System was hardly being used...I'm sure that was done by liar-nObama.  http://punchingbagpost.com/new-massive-oil-find-in-alaska---will-th...
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The Middle East's Most Surprising Country
by Daniel Pipes
The nineteenth-century Omani sultan's palace in Zanzibar
{danielpipes.org} ~ Islam has three main branches: Sunni (about 90 percent of all Muslims), Shiite (about 9 percent) and Ibadi (about 0.2 percent). Oman has the only Ibadi-majority population in the world... Being a tiny minority in the larger Muslim context, rulers of Oman have historically kept away from Middle Eastern issues. Part of the country was isolated mountainous desert terrain, part was focused on the seas, especially on India and on East Africa. For two centuries, the Omani empire competed with the Europeans for control of the Indian Ocean; indeed, Oman ruled the African island of Zanzibar until 1964, making it the only non-European state to control African territory.
Note the separate Musandam Peninsula portion of Oman north of the UAE
This unique remoteness from Middle Eastern problems, whether it be the Arab-Israeli conflict or Iranian expansionism, remains in place. At present, with a civil war raging in next-door Yemen and Iran making trouble right by Oman's Musandam Peninsula, which juts out into the super-strategic Straits of Hormuz, Oman is an oasis of calm. Jihadism has so far been non-existent, with no acts of violence in Oman and no Omanis joining ISIS...  http://www.danielpipes.org/17348/oman-a-middle-east-surprise?utm_so...
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Why Are the Millennials Protesting?
by Minister Michael Brown
{townhall.com} ~ The millennial generation has famously been described as Generation Me – or, to cite the title of a 2013 Time article, the Me, Me, Me Generation – and there is certainly some truth to that description. On the other hand, millennials have demonstrated many outstanding qualities, which is why the Time article contained these two subtitles: “Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents” and “Why they’ll save us all.”

As for the self-evident, self-centeredness of many millennials, this is partly the result of their upbringing and environment, as they have grown up in a culture of indulgence, a culture of narcissism, a culture of radical, leftist, campus ideology which often revolves around “my feelings”, a culture of me-focused social media, which finds its ultimate expression in the selfie.

Do those of us who are older (I turn 62 next week) really think that we would have been much different had we been raised in this same environment?

As for the very clear strengths of many millennials, they do have a strong social conscience, they do want to change the world around them, they do want to get involved, and they have transcended some of the racial and ethnic boundaries that plagued us in the past.

I’m speaking, of course, in general terms, and there are endless exceptions to each of these two categories (weaknesses and strengths).

Still, the overall patterns seem clear, which leads me to the question posed in the title of this article: Why are the millennials protesting?

One obvious answer is that they’re upset with the way the world is going, and this is their way of expressing their anger and frustration.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to deduce that, and I’m sure that’s part of the answer. But is it the entire answer? Perhaps not.

An article by Ewan Morrison on PJMedia.com carries the provocative heading: “Social Justice Syndrome: ‘Rising Tide of Personality Disorders Among Millennials’.”

He points to something called High Conflict Personality Disorder and notes that, “A 2016 UK survey found that, since 1990, rates of depression and anxiety among the young have increased by 70%, while the American Counseling Association has reported a ‘rising tide of personality disorders among millennials.’ That such disorders appear to be an acute problem with this generation may be an unintended outcome of the unprecedented experiment conducted in the 1990s and 2000s by progressive parents.”

This begs the question: Is something else going on in these millennial protests? Could there be more than a cry for social justice at stake? Morrison says the answer is yes.

A 2012 article on Healthline.com noted that, “Depression is an epidemic among college students,” citing statistics that indicated that “1 out of every 4 college students suffers from some form of mental illness, including depression,” that “44 percent of American college students report having symptoms of depression,” that “75 percent of college students do not seek help for mental health problems,” and that “suicide is the third leading cause of death among college students.”

Is it that far-fetched, then, to ask if there are several factors driving today’s social justice, protest movement among millennials? And is there a gospel-based solution to the cry of their heart?

I answer those questions on this video, and I’d love to hear your response – especially if you’re a millennial yourself.

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