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Should you panic over the China virus?

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 3:53 pm | Randy Thomasson
March 2020: Empty shelves where toilet paper was snapped up by panicked shoppers

Trustworthy medical perspectives and practical tips
Dr. Robert Rowen: See his Facebook posts
Dr. Don Colbert: Tips to prevent coronavirus infection and other infections
Johns Hopkins: Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu and Coronavirus at a Glance

For the sake of all the people in the United States of America, and especially California, I’m annoyed that the Liberal Left’s scare tactics have made it hard to buy toilet paper.

As the China virus scare has turned into a Big-Media-induced panic, people are hoarding disinfectant, bottled water, meat, toilet paper, and more. Because most people are more afraid of what they don’t understand.

Will you think with me? Have you wondered why the Big Media and Democrat politicians are saying don’t gather at large events and don’t even go into a church building?

The ruling Democrats say it’s because you have to protect yourself from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Yet the evidence shows the threat is largely to the elderly and infirmed. As honest investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson reported: “Early American fatalities of the coronavirus are mostly elderly or suffering from health issues.” (As of March 22, the number of U.S. deaths attributed to the COVID-19 virus has risen to 414.)

In contrast, the swine flu from China in 2009-2010 affected U.S. children, young adults, and pregnant mothers the most. But back then, a Democrat named Barack Obama was in the White House, and the Big Media never induced a national panic as they’re doing today.

And what about the annual flu season from October through March each year? Even young children die from the flu, but no kids under 10, anywhere, have died from COVID-19.

In the U.S., the CDC reports that 22,000 to 52,000 Americans have died this flu season. Compare this to the relatively small number of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. — virtually all elderly persons with “underlying health conditions” (and no young children have died). Yet regular flu strains have killed infants.

As for COVID-19’s mortality (fatality) rate, it’s not 3.4% as the World Health Organization previously reported. It’s much more telling when the WHO said, “Most people will have mild disease and get better without needing any special care.”

As the virus traveled to the U.S., the picture on our own soil has become more clear. As the Washington Post reported on March 6, “U.S. health officials on Thursday briefed lawmakers in Congress and said they believe the case fatality rate in this country will most likely be in the range of 0.1 to 1.0 percent.”

The concern is the COVID-19 virus is spreading faster than most viruses we know, and its mortality (death) rate is higher that common flu, which has U.S. mortality rate of 0.095%, just under 0.1%. (China’s death rate was likely higher because 50% of China men are regular smokers). Yet, for anyone who’s elderly, sickly, or immunocompromised, if you are “taken down” by COVID-19, hospitals in the U.S. are quickly becoming equipped to apply life-saving techniques.

So this doesn’t merit sending the general public into a panic. In the U.S., COVID-19 has only killed sickly elderly persons — those with lung disease, heart disease, or diabetes. As CNN reported, of the Americans who died from COVID-19, “most of them were 60 years and older,” “many lived in nursing homes and other facilities,” and “many had other health problems.”

Here’s what we can all do. To protect yourself against most contagious infections (beginning with the common cold), you have to practice good hygiene by frequently washing your hands, not touching your face, and wearing gloves or using other methods to avoid picking up “ick” from a door handle. And, of course, take your vitamins (including Vitamin D) and supplements, get your daily sunshine (the best Vitamin D3), and try to get adequate sleep. You know the drill.

Given what we know, most people have less chance of their health being harmed by COVID-19 than by the regular flu or swine flu. But the Big Media and the “never let a crisis go to waste” Democrat politicians aren’t telling you that, are they?

“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”
Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, in John 7:24

Should California be defunded for blatantly violating abortion conscience laws?

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 6:38 pm | Randy Thomasson

You’ve heard over and over from the Democrats how United States of America President Donald Trump needs to be convicted for “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress.”

Of course, this is without naming any federal law that he allegedly broke, and ignoring what the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld, the constitutional right of executive privilege for presidents to resist Congressional subpoenas of confidential documents.

So if the Democrat politicians say Trump must be impeached and convicted, despite not charging him with violation any specific law, what about California’s Democrat politicians, who are blatantly violating federal laws themselves? Shouldn’t they be “impeached”?

The problem is that “[c]hurches across California have been battling [California’s] onerous abortion mandate for years with no relief. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a ‘basic health service’ under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering elective abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt.”

The federal law that California’s Democrat rulers are openly violating is the 2005 Republican-passed Weldon Amendmentwhich prohibits any funding to states from the federal Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education “if such … government subjects any … [health insurance plan] … to discrimination on the basis that the health care [policy] does not provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for abortions.”

See how Republicans care about your First Amendment right to obey Creator God, but Democrats don’t? The Democrat rulers of California are violating federal law by forcing numerous churches and religious organizations to cover abortion in their employee insurance policies. Should rebels against federal law (and the First Amendment) lose federal funding because they’re oppressing religious freedom by forcing people of conscience to support the killing of preborn children? Yes!

The good, right, and true solution is the Trump Administration’s January 24, 2020 letter to California. This is what made the news and triggered the California Democrats’ rebellious words. The letter’s key point is, if California doesn’t stop enforcing its pro-abortion edict against moral business owners, organizations, and churches, the Trump Administration says it can pull the plug on some or all of its $77 BILLION in annual federal funding to California. Think how this would also send a clear message to the 14 other Democrat-controlled states.

PLEASE TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION

Urge President Trump to act if California Governor Gavin Newsom doesn’t comply with the letter. Because Newsom, who’s very pro-abortion, doesn’t want to submit. The day the news broke, Newsom tweeted“Trump is threatening to take away ALL OF OUR HEALTHCARE FUNDING … yet you call yourself “pro-life” @realDonaldTrump?? You sicken me.”

You can write President Trump here by copying SaveCalifornia.com’s suggested message:

“President Trump, please stop sending my federal tax dollars to California, which is blatantly violating the 2005 Weldon Amendment, which prohibits funding by the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education departments to any state government that discriminates against the consciences of moral business owners, organizations, and churches that oppose having abortions covered by their health insurance policies. As a California taxpayer, I want my pro-life conscience respected and protected, our federal law enforced, my federal tax dollars safeguarded, and the rebellious Democrat trifecta of California state government punished for its flagrant violations of the law.”

For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

Psalm 139:13–16

What will life be like if Roe v. Wade is overturned?

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7:17 pm | Randy Thomasson

At my two appointments this morning at secular businesses, I was asked the obligatory question, “How are you?” And I answered, “Thankful to Jesus, and a little sad.”

When they asked why I was sad, I held up my phone and showed them that 61 million pre-born babies have been killed in 47 years of Roe v. Wade. Then we had a little talk about it, because this shocking fact made them sad too.

These sobering statistics make me hunger for the day when Roe v. Wade is overturned. What about you? And what will life be like in America if and when this unconstitutional 1973 ruling, which permitted Americans to abort their unwanted children, is overturned?

Here are 10 likely outcomes:

1. Innocent babies will be saved. If the current tally is “2,362 abortions daily and 98 abortions per hour every hour in the United States,” I believe a post-Roe nation will decrease the baby killings by at least half, but not totally eliminate them, because of Democrat-run, pro-abortion states.

2. Creator God will be pleased with America’s repenting of the bloodguilt of legalized murder. The Old Testament explains how a land is cursed when it is full of bloodguilt. So I know God can bless America again when America repents of abortion.

3. America’s pro-life ethic will be greatly strengthened. If and when a future U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Roe, it will obviously give people more confidence to think and speak that abortion is wrong. Even pro-abortion people will have to say abortion’s against the law, which will help move the pendulum even further toward majority pro-life values.

4. As respect for innocent human life increases, murders of people outside the womb will decrease. It is simply logical for a culture that believes pre-born humans have the intrinsic right to life to believe the same for people already born. Expect murder of adults to drop when murder of babies drop.

5.The need to adopt children will skyrocket. When millions of babies are put up for adoption instead of aborted, the Church needs to step up and fulfill the command to care for orphans (James 1:27). Post-Roe, this means the average Christian family will have at least one adopted child — a new new norm to embrace for the sake of love and legacy.

6. More pastors will speak out for innocent human life and against abortion. When abortion is legally called wrong, previously-afraid pastors will begin to say it’s wrong too. If they don’t, they are more cowardly than you or I thought, since opposing abortion will immediately be easier.

7. When abortion is outlawed, the economy will improve. Under most conditions, population growth improves a nation’s economy. Numerically, population growth nearly always boosts production, while lower population tends to lessen production. 

8. Planned Parenthood abortionists will lose even more government money. When Roe v. Wade is finally struck down, all federal funding of abortion and abortionists will also be dismantled, legally or legislatively or both. What a moral taxpayer victory this will be!

9. Many Democrat-controlled states will go rogue. In Democrat trifecta states (where the governor, and both houses of the state legislature, are Democrat-controlled), there will likely be rebellion and increased civil disobedience to try to keep abortion clinics open and to distribute abortion pills. There are 15 Democrat-controlled states where this could happen: California, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Hawaii, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Virginia.

10. A pro-life president and Congress is more likely. Yes, pro-aborts will try to make the next presidential election all about abortion and the power of the president to nominate and the U.S. Senate to confirm federal judges. But the nationwide law would be solidly on the side of pro-life candidates, and pro-abortion Democrats will be more identified as lawbreakers. This will likely create a new pro-life political dynamic that will increase pro-life representation in both houses of Congress, and which could swing “Democrat” states, such as Nevada, New Mexico, and Virginia, back to pro-lifers. And if there’s a strongly pro-life president, he’ll enforce America’s new pro-life law in every state, including those with Democrat trifectas. He’ll also slash school funding unless government-run schools cease to teach children abortion is acceptable, or refer children for surgical or chemical abortions.

Please join me in hungering, praying, and working for an end to abortion in America!

And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.”
Genesis 4:10-11