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Democrats Start Barrett Hearing With Fear, Lies & Exaggerations — An Opinion Piece

Let’s be honest…

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Liberals knew it would be hard to attack Amy Coney Barrett head-on at the confirmation hearings. Yet, they would not be daunted, taking up the effort to squash the appointment, with unfounded fear and heavily embellished concerns that some Americans will be left to die if Barrett is appointed.

It was theater and bad performance in lieu of some down to earth reality.

The First Lie

On September 24, 2020 The New York Post published a piece entitled, “Trump unveils his health care plan, signs order protecting pre-existing conditions” and author, Ebony Bowden, clearly revealed that the President will deliver his plan at significantly lower premiums than the Affordable Care Act.

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Yet, at the first hearing the democrats brought in people from their districts who, in some cases might die without their existing ACA healthcare coverage.

The President would never let large groups of people die before enacting a transitionary provision, and or, an executive order to protect them. Donald Trump may have some faults, but a lack of compassion is not one of them.

The Second Lie

The left puffed the infamous ACA as if it were the very salvation of the sick.

Nothing could be further.

Who doesn’t remember the phrase – “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?”

And just who decided to use the word “affordable” in the title of the act?

The ACA is a disaster and will go down in history as an over inflated and completely un-affordable Obama pipe dream.

Contrastingly, the Trump Pence Plan will come in 60% cheaper, all pre-existing conditions are covered, and it gives people the option to customize their plans.

Why are the Democrats in the Barrett hearing, standing to defend a package that is ready for the junkyard of the world’s worst ideas?

The emotion is heated, the rhetoric is racing, but the truth has no pulse. ACA is a dead duck regardless of who wins the upcoming election.

Speaker Pelosi is noted for saying we should hurry to vote for the ACA plan, so we can see what’s in it, we did, and now we know, it is a scam.

The Worst Lie

The ACA acronym was used hundreds of times during the first day of hearings, but the term “pre-existing condition” made a close second place.

All of America needs to ponder this term.

It is a matter of pure grace that we live in a country that wants to take care of its ailing citizens who have no choice, but to live with a disease or condition that was serendipitously cast upon them.

But the term “pre-existing condition” has a broad meaning and should be examined in another light.

Starting with the numbers, we see there are 20 million Americans who have their pre-existing conditions covered by the ACA.

We also know that 60 million unborn children were aborted to feed the notion that women have the freedom, given by law, (Roe v Wade) to waste another human life for almost any reason they choose.

The discussion that almost all women avoid, and certainly all democrats at the Barrett hearing are avoiding, begs to be asked and answered post-haste.

Isn’t the desire, the struggle, the natural expectation to live seen in an unborn human being a “pre-existing” condition?

No one can witness the struggle of any creature to exit the womb and begin to breathe and say that the penchant to live is not a pre-existing condition in every living thing.

There remains but one question, if that is true.

Why have we denied the right to that pre-existing condition to upwards of sixty million human beings?

If, we must not allow the very sick to die, then why don’t we allow the very healthy to live?

Abortion has always found its own justification in a deep quagmire of lies and an un-natural indifference to life.

The Barrett hearings are revealing a lot about the liars of the left.

We have all wondered how some will go to great lengths to protect a certain species of animal, and so callously discard their own offspring, as just so much unwanted refuse.

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.” (Pr 12:10)

The awkward and blaring disparity in our behavior toward animals and humans, is a testimony of the reprobation of modern civilization.

Let’s be honest – no Supreme Court justice will be able to single handedly fix this deep moral morass.

It takes nothing away from the honorability of President Trump’s most excellent nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States.

Michael Bresciani is the editor of American Prophet.org since 2005. The website features the articles and reports of Bresciani along with some of America’s best writers and journalists. Millions have read his timely reports and articles in online journals and print publications across the nation and the globe. Visit us at, GAB, SocialCross, also on Twitter and Facebook

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Biden Takes Aim at Putin with Serious Ukraine Threat

But can a weak Biden administration really made a dent in the Russian leader’s plans?

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Russia is almost undoubtedly preparing themselves for an invasion of Ukraine, and there is but one nation that has the leverage to attempt to stop them:  The United States.

Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, has long appeared poised to attempt to reunited the old Soviet Union, with Ukraine and Crimea being his first targets.  Crimea’s annexation was likely just the start, in all honesty, and there is little doubt that the former KGB man is thirsty for more.

A recent buildup of Russian forces on the border with Ukraine has now prompted US President Joe Biden to take aim at Putin, and it came with a warning that harkened back to the Obama administration.

President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that he would be tougher than former President Barack Obama on the issue of Ukraine, as the two leaders spoke on a video call on Tuesday.

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After the meeting, Biden’s national security advisor Jake Sullivan said the president warned Putin not to repeat his incursion into Ukrainian territory after he annexed Crimea in 2014 when Obama was president and Biden was vice president.

The moment was tense.

“I will look you in the eye and tell you, as President Biden looked President Putin in the eye and told him today, that things we did not do in 2014 we are prepared to do now,” Sullivan told reporters at the daily press briefing.

Sullivan said Biden would deploy “clear and decisive” actions, including economic sanctions to punish Russia if they invaded Ukraine.

“The measures we have put on the table are designed to show the Russian government that should it choose to engage in such an invasion, there will be those consequences,” he said.
Biden’s staff did not permit journalists to witness the beginning of the video call between the two leaders or take pictures of the event, but they issued a readout afterward.

Of course, the Biden administration has been a largely ineffectual group on issues ranging from the border to the economy, so there’s no telling how seriously Putin has considered the threat.

Russia is almost undoubtedly preparing themselves for an invasion of Ukraine, and there is but one nation that has the leverage to attempt to stop them:  The United States. Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, has long appeared poised to attempt to reunited the old Soviet Union, with Ukraine and Crimea being his first targets.  Crimea’s annexation was likely just the start, in all honesty, and there is little doubt that the former KGB man is thirsty for more. A recent buildup of Russian forces on the border with Ukraine has now prompted US President Joe Biden to take aim at Putin, and it came with a warning that harkened back to the Obama administration. President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that he would be tougher than former President Barack Obama on the issue of Ukraine, as the two leaders spoke on a video call on Tuesday. After the meeting, Biden’s national security advisor Jake Sullivan said the president warned Putin not to repeat his incursion into Ukrainian territory after he annexed Crimea in 2014 when Obama was president and Biden was vice president. The moment was tense. “I will look you in the eye and tell you, as President Biden looked President Putin in the eye and told him today, that things we did not do in 2014 we are prepared to do now,” Sullivan told reporters at the daily press briefing. Sullivan said Biden would deploy “clear and decisive” actions, including economic sanctions to punish Russia if they invaded Ukraine. “The measures we have put on the table are designed to show the Russian government that should it choose to engage in such an invasion, there will be those consequences,” he said. Biden’s staff did not permit journalists to witness the beginning of the video call between the…

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Will EdTech Get a Needed Broadband Upgrade?

What’s worse for President Joe Biden and his education team is that they have been getting nothing but bad news about educational technology…

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Whenever a new administration takes over inside the beltway, it’s common for officials and pundits to blue sky new ideas to address shortcomings in every area of government from labor to housing to healthcare, but one area that never fails to stymie presidents is education.

What’s worse for President Joe Biden and his education team is that they have been getting nothing but bad news about educational technology, or Edtech, as a consequence of COVID, probably the closest thing to an extinction-level event educators have ever faced. COVID closed schools, sequestered students, prompted distance learning and the faster-than-normal adoption of new technology that many students just couldn’t access.

The Brookings Institution performed a phone survey of 201 households and a total of 271 primary-school-aged children in February of 2021, seeking to understand how COVID impacted students.  Their findings revealed a vast technology gap between poor kids and everyone else, with 1 in 5 children not even offered a distance-learning option, and even those who were only showed up slightly more than half the time.

In addition, a significant portion of college students lack suitable internet access, with nearly 40 percent of them struggling not with their studies, but just the simple act of connecting to the internet for classes and assignments, according to a study by The Hope Center at Temple University. Coincidentally, the real figure may be higher than 40 percent, because Temple researchers experienced issues conducting the survey, reporting “inadequate internet access could have contributed to low response rates.”

NPR recently reported on the problem, interviewing Faylene Begay, a single mother of four living in Tuba City, Ariz. who is attending classes at Diné College. She does not have an internet connection at her home on the Navajo Nation Reservation, leaving her with an old phone with limited data.

“It was just beyond my power to submit my work,” Begay told NPR. “That alone just kind of depleted my purpose … made me feel like I was defeated by the internet.”

That’s why the recently passed infrastructure bill included roughly $65 billion to improve and expand the capabilities of broadband service to those who don’t have it.

Education Week also recently reported that the bill also included $2.75 billion to address this “digital equity” issue, moving dollars into a variety of connectivity issues, including anything from laptops for students to digital literacy instruction for seniors.

As private industry sizes up all the pluses of the bill, some companies are already forging ahead, way ahead of the curve being set by government while still being aligned with its goals.

One of them, Genius Group, is a global education company with more than 2 million students in 200 countries. Headed by noted futurist and best-selling author Roger James Hamilton, the Genius Group is currently the world’s largest entrepreneur education company.

Hamilton has engaged EdTech head-on, through the creation of GeniusU, an EdTech platform that prepares entrepreneurs for the next 10 years by helping them adapt their business models and embrace the metaverse. GeniusU goes further than just preaching that the old ways don’t work anymore, because they are using the “new” ways right now through their future-focused, entrepreneur education system that spans from early learning, primary and secondary school, through university, adult education, and corporate training.

The administration’s education priorities, spread across several pages on the Biden-Harris campaign website, covers plenty of ground, promising more investments in early childhood education, vocational programs, minority-serving institutions and mental health services, and increasing teacher pay and reducing student debt, among many other goals.

GeniusU’s from-the-cradle-to-the-boardroom approach is something that Hamilton studied and researched extensively before putting it into practice.

“The greatest achievements in the world have been accomplished by entrepreneurs and teams of collaborators, thinkers, and doers,” he wrote in a recent column. “Learning is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. It is more than gaining cultural literacy, more than learning a skill for a particular job, more than teaching the importance of social justice, of creating ‘good citizens,’ or teaching the importance of protecting the environment. It is all of the above and more.”

GeniusU, under Hamilton’s direction, has created an education philosophy – made real through its unique programs – where the curriculum isn’t crafted as a pair of socks, one-size-fits-all, but rather steeped in the principle of entrepreneurship, in which curriculum Is personalized to a student’s strengths, passions, and purpose.  Perhaps that’s a track the Biden administration can follow once it’s done making sure we’re all connected.

Whenever a new administration takes over inside the beltway, it’s common for officials and pundits to blue sky new ideas to address shortcomings in every area of government from labor to housing to healthcare, but one area that never fails to stymie presidents is education. What’s worse for President Joe Biden and his education team is that they have been getting nothing but bad news about educational technology, or Edtech, as a consequence of COVID, probably the closest thing to an extinction-level event educators have ever faced. COVID closed schools, sequestered students, prompted distance learning and the faster-than-normal adoption of new technology that many students just couldn’t access. The Brookings Institution performed a phone survey of 201 households and a total of 271 primary-school-aged children in February of 2021, seeking to understand how COVID impacted students.  Their findings revealed a vast technology gap between poor kids and everyone else, with 1 in 5 children not even offered a distance-learning option, and even those who were only showed up slightly more than half the time. In addition, a significant portion of college students lack suitable internet access, with nearly 40 percent of them struggling not with their studies, but just the simple act of connecting to the internet for classes and assignments, according to a study by The Hope Center at Temple University. Coincidentally, the real figure may be higher than 40 percent, because Temple researchers experienced issues conducting the survey, reporting “inadequate internet access could have contributed to low response rates.” NPR recently reported on the problem, interviewing Faylene Begay, a single mother of four living in Tuba City, Ariz. who is attending classes at Diné College. She does not have an internet connection at her home on the Navajo Nation Reservation, leaving her with an old phone with limited…

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