Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity… and on occasion, poetic justice.
Ventura County, CA to hire dozens of Covid spies
19 residents of Ventura County, California have died so far from Covid. That’s 0.002% of the population.
Most places would consider this a rounding error. But in Ventura County, it’s 19 too many.
So the county government has now launched a ‘contact tracing’ initiative to hire 50 investigators, and perhaps more later, to track down people who might have Covid, “immediately isolate them,” and then “find every one of their contacts” to isolate those people as well.
They also state that, if someone has Covid and is living in a home with other family members, “we’re not going to be able to keep the person in that home. . .”
This is a mass surveillance apparatus that effectively amounts to a snatch-and-grab. You get a knock at the door and are forcibly removed from your home and taken away from your family because some county bureaucrat traced you to someone who might have the virus.
It’s like “pre-crime”, but even more ridiculous… I mean, look at the words they’re using – it’s up to the government now to decide who gets to stay in their own private property with their families.
Seattle City Council member calls for nationalizing Amazon
Kshama Sawant is a member of the City Council of Seattle, and a proud Socialist.
She recently took to Twitter to criticize Amazon, one of the most popular whipping boys of the Bolsheviks:
“The super-rich are out of touch with the reality they inflict on the majority of humanity. They will ruthlessly extract the price of this pandemic recession from workers, unless we fight back. #TaxAmazon.”
When a Twitter follower under the handle @KarlMarxJunior suggested, “How about #NationalizeAmazon?” Sawant responded:
“Yes, corporations like Amazon need to be taken into democratic public ownership, to be run by workers for social good. We will need militant mass movements, strike actions at workplaces, to begin to fight to win this. Because it will be a political strike against billionaires.”
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Undercover cops arrest women for working from home
Recently we told you how police departments in many cities across the Land of the Free were adopting new policies to NOT arrest people for petty or victimless crimes.
The idea was to keep jails from being overcrowded petri-dishes which would spread Covid-19.
And some Texas cities were among those easing up.
But not Laredo, Texas.
Officers received an anonymous tip that two women were committing a heinous crime: doing nails and eyelashes from their homes.
In an undercover sting operation, police officers caught the two women attempting to market and sell their services.
Police charged the women for a violation of the lockdown order, and held them in jail on $500 bond each.
This is the new criminality in 2020: women painting nails in their own homes.
Cities with strained budgets are wondering how they are going to get through the economic devastation caused by the lockdowns. Revenue is drying up.
And THIS is how cities use their scarce resources– to stake-out and arrest women for giving pedicures.
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Nashville Mayor wants to hike property taxes 32% in “crisis budget”
The “crisis budget” plan of the mayor of Nashville is to cut spending, and raise taxes.
Now that the hard times have hit, governments will take more, and give you less.
Nashville was overspending and racking up debt in the best of times. And now that the economy is locked down, the city expects to miss out on $470 million of tax revenue over the next year or so.
For homeowners, that means a property tax increase of about $625 per year on a $250,000 house.
“In the end, hard, hard decisions have to be made,” the Mayor said. “Everybody is sacrificing in this budget.”
But it’s hard to see where the city is making sacrifices.
The new budget doesn’t lay-off any city employees, and in fact increases spending from last year by $115 million.
‘Not Asking for Permission’: Hundreds of California Churches Plan to Open May 31
Nearly 500 California pastors are preparing to open their doors on Sunday, May 31st – whether or not they have guidance from the state.
“The churches are not asking for permission,” said Bob Tyler, a religious freedom attorney advising the pastors. “The governor is sitting here as a dictator, trumping the Constitution and is kind of hanging on to this state of emergency for as long as he can hold it.”
Tyler says the pastors, including Jack Hibbs of Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, Matt Brown of Sandals Church in Riverside, and Danny Carroll of Water of Life Community Church in Fontana, have signed a petition and plan to advise Gov. Gavin Newsom of their plans which include social distancing. Related
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“We’ll give the governor an opportunity to amend his order,” said Tyler. “If he doesn’t, these pastors have told me that they’re committed to opening regardless of what the governor decides.”
Right now, Newsom has relegated churches to stage 3 of the state’s re-opening plan, which could be weeks or months from now.
Starting today, Newsom is allowing the opening of “lower risk” workplaces like clothing stores, florists, and sporting goods stores under stage 2 of his plan.
He’s bolstered by a federal judge’s decision in Sacramento this week. Judge John Mendez ruled that Newsom has the right to temporarily ban church gatherings for the sake of public health.
But the California pastors are arguing that there’s public health reasons for reopening churches.
Pastor Brown says his church has called thousands of its attendees and found that many are struggling. “We have all kinds of emotional issues that are going on. We have marital issues in our church. We’re seeing a spike in depression, suicide, drug addiction,” he said in a video posted on the church website.
Dr. John Jackson, the president of William Jessup University, a Christian college outside of Sacramento, says people of faith need a human connection right now. “The presence of God matters, but touch matters,” he said. “I love technology but it is not a replacement for physical presence and I think we can do so with social distancing.”
Jackson said he disagrees with governments prioritizing businesses before churches. “I find it very inappropriate that I can go to the grocery store and buy a loaf of bread and be with all other kinds of people. I can go to the hardware store and get my supplies for my home maintenance but I cannot go to a church,” he said.
Judge Mendez pushed back against that idea in his ruling, saying that shoppers going to a business to buy a specific item is different from churchgoers communing together.
Dr. Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, says he’s been pleased to see that most churches nationwide have complied with public health guidance during the crisis.
“I think that’s the real story here is how well congregations and governments have been working together so far,” he told CBN News.
He encouraged churches to work with their local health authorities to make decisions about reopening.
But he also warned that government must view churches as essential. “I don’t think that churches should be treated differently because they’re churches,” he said. “The issue has to be safety and so you have some areas where churches are treated in a different category that sees churches as less essential than other means of gathering. I think that’s a real mistake.”
Tyler says most of the California churches that reopen May 31st will allow 25 or 30 percent capacity. Some, he says, may use a reservation system and when one service fills up they will add another.
Pastor Hibbs told CBN News that he wants to follow Romans 13 and obey the government. “I don’t want to blow our witness,” he said.
But he’s eager to gather people for worship and be able to minister in person to the sick and dying. He’s also mindful that state and local governments may impose a new round of restrictions in the fall.
“We’ve got to get out and get our world back before the next flu season starts next winter,” he said.
Sacramento pastor Sam Rodriguez, one of the president’s closest faith advisors, also plans to reopen his church in the coming weeks. He started in that direction last Sunday, preaching in the parking lot of his church campus to parishioners parked in their cars. Source
The World Is In Big Trouble, for Those That Believe We Will Go Back to Some Sense of Normal Life Here on Earth, You Will Be Sadly Disappointed, Seven Years of Hell on Earth Which Began January 1, 2020
“Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found. Truth stumbles in the streets, and honesty has been outlawed” (Isa. 59:14, NLT)…We Turned Our Backs On GOD, Now We Have Been Left To Our Own Devices, Enjoy…
While Mainstream Media Continues to Push a False Narrative, Big Tech Has Keep the Truth From Coming out by Shadow Banning Conservatives, Christians, and Like-Minded People, Those Death Attributed to the Coronavirus Is a Result of Those Mentioned, They Truly Are Evil…
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Watchmen does not confuse truth with consensus The Watchmen does not confuse God’s word with the word of those in power…
In police-state fashion, Big Tech took the list of accused (including this site), declared all those named guilty and promptly shadow-banned, de-platformed or de-monetized us all without coming clean about how they engineered the crushing of dissent, Now more than ever big Tech has exposed there hand engaging in devious underhanded tactics to make the sinister look saintly, one of Satan’s greatest weapons happens to be deceit…
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All the official reassurances won’t be worth a bucket of warm spit. The Globals are behind the CoronaVirus, It Is a Man-Made Bioweapon.
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