Thursday, September 3, 2015


Matthew 10:32-"Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven."
Luke 21:12-"But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake."
Acts 5:29-"Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men."

QUOTES: David Bunning was raised Roman Catholic, graduated in 1984 from Newport Central Catholic High School, and his mother said his faith is still important to him.
“He’s a great guy,” his mother Mary Bunning said. “He loves the Lord. He loves family. What else more can you expect of a young man?” “David is an honest person,” Mary Bunning said. “He doesn’t agree with the Supreme Court but has to obey the law.”


“Personal opinions, including my own, are not relevant to today,” Bunning, a federal district judge, told Davis and the courtroom Thursday. “The idea of natural law superseding this court’s authority would be a dangerous precedent indeed.”
"Allowing Kim Davis, who previously has said she is an Apostolic Christian, to defy a court order could create a ripple effect among other county clerks, Bunning said. Two other clerks in the state — Casey Davis in Casey County and Kay Schwartz in Whitley County — also had stopped issuing marriage licenses but have not had lawsuits filed against them."
""Her good-faith belief is simply not a viable defense," said Bunning, who said he also has deeply held religious beliefs. "Oaths mean things.""
DAVIS: “And if I left, resigned or chose to retire, I would have no voice for God’s word," calling herself a vessel that the Lord has chosen for this time and place.
“She is not a martyr. No one created a martyr today," Laura Landenwich said. "Kim Davis had two opportunities to comply with the law, and she chose not to.”
Bunning agreed and said fines for Kim Davis, who makes $80,000 a year, would not be enough to ensure that she would follow his orders. He also raised concerns that supporters would pay any fine he levied, dampening its force.
"I don't do this lightly," he said of his decision to jail her. "It's necessary in this case."
Timeline of dissent
Soon after the Supreme Court ruled to allow gays to marry, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis decided to stop offering any marriage licenses through her office.
• June 26. Supreme Court rules 5-4 that states must recognize and allow same-sex marriage. Later that Friday, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear directs county clerks to comply.
• June 29. Davis declines to issue marriage licenses on Monday, saying the new law of the land conflicts with her religious beliefs.
• July 2. American Civil Liberties Union sues Davis and Rowan County on behalf of four couples, two gay and two straight.
• July 8. Some county clerks ask for a special session of the Kentucky Legislature to pass a bill to accommodate those who have religious reasons for not issuing the licenses. Beshear says no, in part because of the expense.
• Aug. 12U.S. District Judge David Bunning says Davis must issue licenses to same-sex couples.
• Aug. 27. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals declines to grant Davis a stay of Bunning's decision.
• Sept. 1. The Supreme Court refuses to grant Davis a stay.
"On September 4, 2001, Bunning was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky vacated by William O. Bertelsman. In a report dated December 10, 2001, Bunning's nomination was not endorsed by the American Bar Association, and it was unusual for him not to withdraw from the nomination. Bunning was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 14, 2002, and received his commission on February 19, 2002."

1. He Was Assigned the Case After Another Judge’s Recusal

2. He Was Appointed to the Federal Court By President George W. Bush

3. He Is the Son of Former Senator & Hall of Fame Pitcher Jim Bunning

4. He Graduated From the University of Kentucky Law School

5. He Was a Federal Prosecutor Before He Became a Judge


        "You can't be separated from something that's in your heart and in your soul," she told the judge, according to CNN affiliate WKYT-TV.

James Yates, left, and William Smith Jr. speak with Rowan County Judge Executive Walter Blevins, right, in an attempt to obtain a marriage license in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. In a decision Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to issue marriage licenses, but she has refused after filing an appeal the ruling to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
ABOVE: James Yates, left, and William Smith Jr. speak with Rowan County Judge Executive Walter Blevins, right, in an attempt to obtain a marriage license in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. In a decision Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to issue marriage licenses, but she has refused after filing an appeal the ruling to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis
leaving the federal courthouse

Judge David Bunning, David Bunning

Kim Davis Attorney: Jailing Kim Davis
Won't Solve Problem
Published on Sep 3, 2015
Mat Staver says he was stunned that Kim Davis was ordered to jail for denying a Supreme Court order to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Kim Davis, We Are Standing with You!
Published on Sep 3, 2015
County clerk Kim Davis has now been sent to prison for her faith. How do we respond? This is the very reason that the first principle in my new book Outlasting the Gay Revolution is “Never Compromise Your Convictions.”

Marching to the Battlefield to support Kim Davis

It is Illegal to be a Christian in America 

Kim Davis stands firm on same-sex marriage; the Kentucky clerk stays in jail
Published on Sep 3, 2015
Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis was given a second chance: She didn't have to issue same-sex marriage licenses herself; she merely had to agree not to interfere with five deputy clerks who had told the federal judge they'd issue them in her stead.

But Davis' lawyer told U.S. District Judge David Bunning that his client would not allow her deputies to issue the licenses. Davis was not in the courtroom for the second session. She was in a hallway outside.

"We cannot represent to the court that she would allow licenses to be issued," attorney Mat Staver said.

Kim Davis case: Some GOP candidates rally around her

Staver later told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" that Davis would issue licenses if her name and title were not on them.

"Because that in her understanding and mind is authorizing something that is contrary to her Christian values and convictions," he said. "That's where the conscience rub is."

Earlier Thursday, Bunning remanded Davis into the custody of U.S. marshals for refusing to heed a U.S. Supreme Court order legalizing same-sex marriage, saying she would remain in jail until she complies with the ruling.

Bunning then asked Davis' six deputy clerks whether they would issue the licenses, and despite some of them holding the same religious beliefs as Davis, five told Bunning they would issue the licenses. The sixth -- Davis' son, Nathan -- didn't answer.

Gov. Steve Beshear said the judge's decision "speaks for itself."

"The future of the Rowan County Clerk continues to be a matter between her and the courts. Deputy clerks have said they will commence issuing marriage licenses beginning (Friday)," he said. "It appears that the citizens of Rowan County will now have access to all the services from the clerk's office to which they are entitled."

The governor said he had no authority to use an executive order to relieve a county clerk of his or her duty.

Sunday, December 16, 2001Connections Factor In Judge Selection

Bunning's resume highlight: His father is a U.S. senator

By Patrick Crowley
The Cincinnati Enquirer
        When it comes to becoming a federal judge, who you know can be as important as what you know.
        Take the case of Northern Kentucky's David Bunning, an assistant U.S. Attorney in Covington nominated by President Bush as a federal judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
[photo]U.S. District Court Judge nominee David Bunning appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill last week. Behind him (right) is his father, Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky.
(Associated Press photo)
        Mr. Bunning, 35, is younger by at least 13 years than the average age of 945 federal judges appointed since 1976. He was rated “not qualified” by the American Bar Association's judiciary committee, which determined that Mr. Bunning doesn't have the experience to serve as federal judge.
        Last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee — which must vote on his nomination — he was criticized for attending an unprestigious law school and compiling an unimpressive academic record while there.
        But Mr. Bunning has something that could outweigh all the negative comments made about his nomination — a father who is a U.S. Senator.
        Sen. Jim Bunning, a Southgate Republican, recommended that President Bush nominate the youngest of his nine children for the federal judgeship in Covington being vacated by the retiring William Bertelsman.
        When David Bunning was nominated by the president in August, Jim Bunning, 70, a member of Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame, said his son “perfectly fit the model that the president has said he wants to follow in filing judicial vacancies — competent, qualified individuals who will firmly apply the law, and who will interpret the Constitution, not try to rewrite it.”
        Legal experts who study the federal judiciary say connectionsare at least as important, if not more, than credentials when it comes to the appointments. And that can be a problem for candidates who may be qualified, but are from groups — the African-American community, recent immigrant communities, women — that historically have fewer connections in high places.
        “It's a political process,” said Washington lawyer Judah Best, who sat on the ABA's judiciary committee during the 1990s. “More likely than not he or she is nominated because of a friend, a relative, a friend of a relative or a political connection.”
        Sheldon Goldman, a professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the author of six books on the federal court system, said the most qualified candidates are often passed over.
        “There are minimum qualifications, and from what I gather Bunning has that,” Mr. Goldman said. “But, "is he the best-qualified?' is obviously very debatable.
        “It never hurts to have friends in high places.”
        In many states — including New York, Wisconsin and California — nominating commissions appointed by legislatures or other state officials screen and recommend potential federal bench nominees.
        But Kentucky and Ohio still operate on a sort of political patronage. When it came time to seek federal judge recommendations, Mr. Bush — a Republican — went to Sen. Bunning and Kentucky's other Senator, Louisville Republican Mitch McConnell, who chaired Mr. Bush's 2000 election campaign in Kentucky.
        Along with David Bunning, Kentucky's senators recommended two other high-profile Kentucky lawyers:
        • Karen Caldwell, 45, a former U.S. Attorney who helped oversee BOPTROT, an early 1990s federal probe into public corruption at the Kentucky statehouse. She once dated Mr. McConnell.
        • Danny Reeves, 44. He once represented Covington-based Ashland Oil, one of Kentucky's largest corporations, and is a partner at the Lexington office of Greenbaum, Doll & McDonald.
        Mr. Reeves and Ms. Caldwell have been approved, sailing through the confirmation hearing in November with little questioning.
        The number of women and minorities increased during President Bill Clinton's terms.
        Mr. Goldman found that 17.4 percent of Mr. Clinton's appointees were African-American, compared to 6.8 percent for George Bush and 2.1 percent for Ronald Reagan.
        For women, those numbers are 28.5 percent for Mr. Clinton, 19.6 percent for Mr. Bush and 8.3 percent for Mr. Reagan.
        Cincinnati lawyer Ken Lawson, an African-American, said he knows David Bunning and believes he's qualified for the federal bench. But Mr. Lawson would like to see more minorities considered for federal appointments.
        “Definitely there needs to be more consideration, especially when we know that a good portion of the defendants that stand before the bar in federal court are African-American,” he said.
        Connections may have played a role in President Clinton's 1995 appointment of lawyer Susan Dlott to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in Cincinnati.
        Ms. Dlott's husband, attorney Stan Chesley, raised millions of dollars over the years for Mr. Clinton, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.
        And it is not unprecedented for a U.S. Senator to have a son up for a federal appointment.
        Strom Thurmond Jr., the 29-year-old son of U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., has been nominated to serve as a federal prosecutor in South Carolina. His appointment is awaiting a vote by the full Senate.
        But the case for Mr. Bunning has been tougher to make.
        At 35, Mr. Bunning is 14 years younger than the average age of federal judges appointed by Presidents Clinton and Carter and 13 years younger than those tapped by Presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan, according to research Mr. Goldman published in the March-April edition of Judicature, a journal printed by the Chicago-based American Judicature Society.
        He was rated unqualified for the job by an American Bar Association (ABA) committee that studied his career, experience and education, making Mr. Bunning the only one of Mr. Bush's 64 judicial nominees to be so ranked.
        With 10 years as an attorney — all of it spent prosecuting cases in federal court — Mr. Bunning falls short of the 12 years experience the ABA says is needed to be considered qualified for the lifetime appointment, which comes with a $142,000-a-year salary.
        In testimony last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, ABA committee member David Weiner said Mr. Bunning compiled an unimpressive “middle-of-the-class law school record” at the University of Kentucky.
        U.S. News and World Report magazine ranks UK's law school at 50th in the country, tying it with the University of Cincinnati's law school.
        “It is a combination of average academics, limited civil experience, repetitious and routine criminal matters, writings which — in my words — "just do the job,' serious doubts by respected members of the bench and bar and no intellectual spark or legal enthusiasm that carry the day for our committee,” Mr. Weiner, a lawyer from Cleveland, told the Senate panel during Mr. Bunning's Dec. 10 confirmation hearing.
        But the ABA apparently did not feel as strongly about Mr. Bunning's lack of qualifications as Mr. Weiner did. It asked a second lawyer, Mr. Best, to conduct another investigation into Mr. Bunning's background because of a split on the ABA's Judiciary Committee over his qualifications.
        “He stands above the crowd,” Mr. Best told the committee, adding that Mr. Bunning is qualified for the appointment.
        Mr. Best said complaints about nepotism and concerns raised over Mr. Bunning's education and experience were “background chatter” mainly fueled by resentment that a Senator's son landed the coveted appointment.
        And the unqualified rating from the ABA hardly dooms federal judge nominees. According to the ABA, since 1981 five nominees have been rated unqualified — three were appointed, one died and one withdrew.
        In the area of education, Mr. Bunning was criticized for graduating from UK's law school.
        But research by Mr. Goldman found that only 20 percent of President Clinton's federal judge appointees attended a “prestigious” Ivy League law school.
        “If we add ... such prestigious schools as Berkeley, Chicago, Duke, Georgetown, Michigan, New York University, Stanford, Texas, Vanderbilt and Virginia, the proportion of Clinton appointees with a prestige legal education rises to about 38 percent,” Mr. Goldman said. “The figure for the Bush appointees ... was 34 percent.”


Imprisoned Kentucky County Clerk Rejects Proposal to Let Deputies Issue ‘Gay Marriage’ Licenses

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Kentucky county clerk who was ordered to serve time behind bars until she agrees to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals has rejected a proposal to allow her deputy clerks perform the duty instead.
Hours after she was taken into custody and transported to Carter County Jail, attorneys for Rowan County clerk Kim Davis said that she would not authorize her deputies to issue the licenses under her authority. The proposal had been offered as a compromise to release Davis from jail.
The six deputies under Davis appeared before U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning this afternoon, and while most showed reluctance to issue the licenses, five out of six ultimately told the court they would do so. The lone voice of resistance was Davis’ son, Nathan, who said it was not possible for him to participate because of his Christian identity.
However, some of those who agreed to sign the paperwork questioned whether or not they even had legal authority to issue the licenses without the authorization of the clerk. Davis’ attorneys also expressed doubt over whether such a move would be legal.
Bunning, a Roman Catholic, said homosexuals would have to take that risk, and stated that he would release Davis from jail if her deputy clerks issued the licenses instead. However, he said that he would not release Davis forthrightly because of his concern that she would put a stop to it and the matter would again be back before the courts.
As previously reported, Bunning, appointed to the bench by then-president George W. Bush, declared Davis in contempt of court this morning after she explained in tears that it is not possible for her to comply with the order because of her Christianity.
“My conscience will not allow it,” she said. “God’s moral law convicts me and conflicts with my duties.
While the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) had requested that Davis be heavily fined until she bends, Bunning told the court that a monetary punishment would not be enough to force her to obey, and expressed concern that supporters would help pay her fine.
“I don’t do this lightly,” he said. “It’s necessary in this case.”
Davis was then taken into custody by U.S. marshals and led out of the courthouse.
“Thank you, judge,” she stated as she was being escorted from the room.
“I’ve weighed the cost and I’m prepared to go to jail. I sure am,” Davis told Fox reporter Todd Starnes on Wednesday. “This has never been a gay or lesbian issue for me. This is about upholding the word of God. This is a Heaven or Hell issue for me and for every other Christian that believes. This is a fight worth fighting.”
Davis said that you can’t separate a person from their Christianity—it’s who they are and how they live.
“I don’t leave my conscience and my Christian soul out in my vehicle and come in here and pretend to be something I’m not,” she stated. “It’s easy to talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?”
Davis became a Christian in 2011 after living apart from Christ in a sinful lifestyle that resulted in several divorces. She said in a statement earlier this week that it was her mother-in-law’s dying wish that she attend church, which led to her repentance and faith in Christ. Davis states that those who are now criticizing her are welcome to repent of their sin and be born again just as she did four years ago.
“All I can say to them is if they have a sordid past like what I had, they too can receive the cleansing and renewing, and they can start a fresh life and they can be different,” Davis told Starnes. “They don’t have to remain in their sin. There’s hope for tomorrow.”

Coach Dave Speaking in Kentucky in Support of Kim Davis at Rally in Front of Courthouse VERY LOUD; CARS PASS BY SLOWLY



Whatcha Gonna Do Mr. Trump?

Pastor Manning Challenges Trump's
Alleged Love of the Bible, &
Questions His Support Of Kim Davis

"I Will Not Bow To Sodomy"

Kentucky Clerk Not Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses Causes Uproar





Scientists will attempt to recreate the conditions immediately following the ‘Big Bang’ event that gave birth to the Universe millions of years ago
SEE: below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

In September, Europe’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will smash together sub-atomic particles at nearly the speed of light, an unprecedented experiment that has some of the leading voices in the world of science – and religion – sounding the alarm on the risks involved.
CERN is perhaps most famous for its discovery in 2012 of the elusive Higgs Boson [named after British physicist Peter Higgs who predicted its existence in 1964], the so-called ‘God particle,’ which allows other particles to build up mass as they pass through the Higgs field.
Today, however, CERN is more famous – or perhaps infamous is the better word – for an upcoming experiment in which scientists will play God in an effort to recreate the conditions immediately following the ‘Big Bang’ event that gave birth to the Universe millions of years ago.
For those who are in the dark about CERN and the controversial objectives it hopes to achieve, here is a quick primer.
10. CERN is the world’s biggest machine
Straddling the French-Swiss border, the $9 billion CERN collider complex is buried at a depth of up to 575 feet (175 meters). The tunnel complex runs along a 17-mile (27-kilometer) circuit. Scientists involved in the project say the laboratory was built underground because the Earth’s crust provides protection against radiation. They also say it was buried out of respect for the natural landscape, which sounds slightly ironic considering the massive damage the collider could possibly cause down the road.
9. Massive gravitational pull
The CERN collider is composed of some 9,600 super magnets – which are 100,000 times more powerful than the gravitational pull of Earth – that fire protons around a circular track at mind boggling speeds. A beam might rotate for up to 10 hours, travelling a distance of more than 10 billion kilometers, enough to make it to the far reaches of our Solar System and back again. Travelling just below light-speed, a proton in the LHC will make 11,245 circuits every second.
No less amazing are the magnet’s coils, which are made up of 36 twisted 15mm strands, each strand comprised in turn of 6000-9000 single filaments, each filament possessing a diameter as small as 7 micrometers. The 27km length of the LHC demands some 7,600 km (4,100 miles) of cable, which amounts to about 270,000 km (145,000 miles) of strand — more than enough to circle the Earth six times at the Equator. According to the CERN website, if the filaments were unraveled, they would “stretch to the Sun and back five times with enough left over for a few trips to the Moon.”
8. CERN generates extreme temperatures
There may be another reason for the CERN super collider being buried hundreds of feet underground: The unbelievable hot temperatures it can reach. How hot you ask? Well, about as hot as conditions in the Universe after the Big Bang, or more than 100,000-times the temperature at the center of the Sun. This will be achieved, CERN says, by accelerating and colliding together two beams of heavy ions, an epic scientific event that will take place next month.
7. But Stephen Hawking is worried
Although it may require some mental gymnastics to wrap one’s brain around exactly what the CERN scientists are attempting to achieve in their underground lab, the average layman may instinctively understand that such an experiment may be wrought with unforeseeable pitfalls. Stephen Hawking, the eminent physicist, seems to agree.
“The God particle found by CERN could destroy the universe,” Hawking wrote in the preface to a book, Starmus, a collection of lectures by scientists. The Higgs Boson could become unstable at very high energy levels and have the potential to trigger a “catastrophic vacuum decay which would cause space and time to collapse and… we would not have any warning to the dangers,” he continued.
Hawking is not the only voice in the scientific wilderness predicting possible catastrophe if CERN continues in the atomic fast lane. Astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson told Eugene Mirman on his Star Talk radio program that the experiment could literally cause the planet to “explode.”
“Ask yourself: How much energy is keeping it together? Then you put more than that amount of energy into the object.”Tyson was confident of the result: “It will explode.”
In late 2008, when CERN was first firing up the engines on its atom-smashing machine, Otto Rossler, a German professor at the University of Tubingen, filed a lawsuit against CERN with the European Court of Human Rights, on the grounds that the facility could trigger a mini black hole that could get out of control and annihilate the planet. The Court tossed out Rossler’s request, but he nevertheless succeeded in generating heated discussion on the possible dark side of the experiment.
6. Opening the door to other dimensions
One year after CERN’s grand opening, Sergio Bertolucci, former Director for Research and Scientific Computing of the facility, grabbed headlines when he told a British tabloid the super collider could open otherworldly doors to another dimension for “a very tiny lapse of time,” mere fractions of a second. However, that may be just enough time “to peer into this open door, either by getting something out of it or sending something into it.”
“Of course,” added Bertolucci, “after this tiny moment the door would again shut; bringing us back to our ‘normal’ four-dimensional world … It would be a major leap in our vision of nature… And of course [there would be] no risk to the stability of our world.”
Naturally, this comment has triggered fears that the CERN collider could unwittingly invite unwanted visitors from other time-space dimensions. Anybody for dinosaurs strolling along the Champs-Élysées, or alien life forms seizing the entire planet? Such scenarios – at least for some scientists – are no longer confined to the fictional world of Isaac Asimov novels; with the ongoing work at CERN, there is even talk of opening up a portal for time travel.
Simply postulating such futuristic scenarios shows how far mankind has traveled in a relatively short expanse of time, and our dystopic future predicted in books like “Brave New World” and “1984” may already be here. Will man be able to control the technology he has created, or will the technology destroy him, his works, and with it the entire planet?
5. CERN’s curious choice of geographic location
Now on top of all the speculation as to what CERN scientists are really attempting to do with their Large Hadron Collider, many observers could not help but notice that the town in France where CERN is partially situated is called “Saint-Genus-Poilly.” The name Pouilly comes from the Latin “Appolliacum” and it is believed that in Roman times a temple existed in honor of Apollo, and the people who lived there believed that it is a gateway to the underworld. It is interesting to note that CERN is built on the same spot.
Religious leaders – always suspicious of the aims of the scientific world – drew a connection to a verse straight out of Revelations (9:1-2, 11), which makes reference to the name ‘Apollyon.’ The verse states: “To him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit… And they had a kind over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.”
Now try telling a spiritual leader that the Bible is conspiracy theory.
4. Tapping into ‘Dark Matter’
Astonishingly, astrophysical observations have demonstrated that all visible physical matter accounts for only four percent of the Universe. Now the race is on at CERN to find those elusive particles or phenomena responsible for dark matter (23 percent) and dark energy (73 percent). Essentially what the CERN experiment hopes to achieve is to separate – by way of the atom smasher – the invisible dark matter, which has been described as the very glue that holds together, from the visible. There’s just one problem with this experiment: Nobody has any idea what the consequences will be if that goal is achieved. So once again, this ‘dark versus visible’ paradigm has generated a battle that transcends the scientific world, becoming a question involving philosophy and spirituality.
3. CERN logo
I will leave it up to the imagination of the reader to determine if the public relations team at CERN opened up the door to massive conjecture – not to mention a huge amount of ‘conspiracy theory’ – by opting for the particular logo design that they did.
2. Deity of destruction as corporate mascot
Although most corporations shun any connection with religion and the spiritual world, CERN has chosen as its mascot a Hindu goddess. But not just any Hindu goddess. Just outside of its headquarters building sits an ancient statue to Shiva, ancient Apollyon, the goddess of destruction. Strange?
1. No Democratic debate
CERN is presently ramping up the largest atom collider in the world (it takes months for the magnets to get the particles to reach near light-speed) in preparation for their next atomic collision which is scheduled to take place next month – with barely a mention in the media of the risks involved. Since some critics say this scientific experiment poses greater risks than even the tests prior to the introduction of the atomic bomb, it would stand to reason that there should be much more discussion on this ‘dark matter.’ Sadly, and not a little ironically, CERN – which essentially governs itself as its own fiefdom – is operating just as invisibly as the particles they are attempting to study.
However, CERN has been the trailblazer on a number of other highly credible projects, which may tempt people to give them the benefit of the doubt regarding CERN, which certainly ranks as one of the most comprehensive and expensive scientific experiments in history.
In 1989, under the guidance of Tim Berners-Lee, CERN began the World Wide Web project, which led to the first webpage in history. On April 30, 1993, CERN announced that the World Wide Web would be free to anyone.




As Orwell warned, you cannot become conscious until you rebel
for informational, educational, and research purposes:

“If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”—George Washington
The architects of the American police state must think we’re idiots.
With every passing day, we’re being moved further down the road towards a totalitarian society characterized by government censorship, violence, corruption, hypocrisy and intolerance, all packaged for our supposed benefit in the Orwellian doublespeak of national security, tolerance and so-called “government speech.”
Long gone are the days when advocates of free speech could prevail in a case such as Tinker v. Des Moines. Indeed, it’s been 50 years since 13-year-old Mary Beth Tinker was suspended for wearing a black armband to school in protest of the Vietnam War. In taking up her case, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”
Were Tinker to make its way through the courts today, it would have to overcome the many hurdles being placed in the path of those attempting to voice sentiments that may be construed as unpopular, offensive, conspiratorial, violent, threatening or anti-government.
Consider, if you will, that the U.S. Supreme Court, historically a champion of the First Amendment, has declared that citizens can exercise their right to free speech everywhere it’s lawful—online, in social media, on a public sidewalk, etc.—as long as they don’t do so in front of the Court itself.
What is the rationale for upholding this ban on expressive activity on the Supreme Court plaza?
“Allowing demonstrations directed at the Court, on the Court’s own front terrace, would tend to yield the…impression…of a Court engaged with — and potentially vulnerable to — outside entreaties by the public.”
Translation: The appellate court that issued that particular ruling in Hodge v. Talkin actually wants us to believe that the Court is so impressionable that the justices could be swayed by the sight of a single man, civil rights activist Harold Hodge, standing alone and silent in the snow in a 20,000 square-foot space in front of the Supreme Court building wearing a small sign protesting the toll the police state is taking on the lives of black and Hispanic Americans.
My friends, we’re being played for fools.
The Supreme Court is not going to be swayed by you or me or Harold Hodge.
For that matter, the justices—all of whom hale from one of two Ivy League schools (Harvard or Yale) and most of whom are now millionaires and enjoy such rarefied privileges as lifetime employment, security details, ample vacations and travel perks—are anything but impartial.
If they are partial, it is to those with whom they are on intimate terms: with Corporate America and the governmental elite who answer to them, and they show their favor by investing in their businesses, socializing at their events, and generally marching in lockstep with their values and desires in and out of the courtroom.
To suggest that Harold Hodge, standing in front of the Supreme Court building on a day when the Court was not in session hearing arguments or issuing rulings, is a threat to the Court’s neutrality, while their dalliances with Corporate America is not, is utter hypocrisy.
Making matters worse, the Supreme Court has the effrontery to suggest that the government can discriminate freely against First Amendment activity that takes place within a government forum. Justifying such discrimination as “government speech,” the Court ruled that the Texas Dept. of Motor Vehicles could refuse to issue specialty license plate designs featuring a Confederate battle flag because it was offensive.
If it were just the courts suppressing free speech, that would be one thing to worry about, but First Amendment activities are being pummeled, punched, kicked, choked, chained and generally gagged all across the country.
The reasons for such censorship vary widely from political correctness, safety concerns and bullying to national security and hate crimes but the end result remains the same: the complete eradication of what Benjamin Franklin referred to as the “principal pillar of a free government.”
Officials at the University of Tennessee, for instance, recently introduced an Orwellian policy that would prohibit students from using gender specific pronouns and be more inclusive by using gender “neutral” pronouns such as ze, hir, zir, xe, xem and xyr, rather than he, she, him or her.
On many college campuses, declaring that “America is the land of opportunity” or asking someone “Where were you born?” are now considered microaggressions, “small actions or word choices that seem on their face to have no malicious intent but that are thought of as a kind of violence nonetheless.”  Trigger warnings are also being used to alert students to any material or ideas they might read, see or hear that might upset them.
More than 50 percent of the nation’s colleges, including Boston University, Harvard University, Columbia University and Georgetown University, subscribe to “red light” speech policies that restrict or ban so-called offensive speech, or limit speakers to designated areas on campus. The campus climate has become so hypersensitive that comedians such as Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld refuse to perform stand-up routines to college crowds anymore.
What we are witnessing is an environment in which political correctness has given rise to “vindictive protectiveness,” a term coined by social psychologist Jonathan Haidt and educational First Amendment activist Greg Lukianoff. It refers to a society in which “everyone must think twice before speaking up, lest they face charges of insensitivity, aggression or worse.”
This is particularly evident in the public schools where students are insulated from anything—words, ideas and images—that might create unease or offense. For instance, the thought police at schools in Charleston, South Carolina, have instituted a ban on displaying the Confederate flag on clothing, jewelry and even cars on campus.
Added to this is a growing list of programs, policies, laws and cultural taboos that defy the First Amendment’s safeguards for expressive speech and activity. Yet as First Amendment scholar Robert Richards points out, “The categories of speech that fall outside of [the First Amendment’s] protection are obscenity, child pornography, defamation, incitement to violence and true threats of violence. Even in those categories, there are tests that have to be met in order for the speech to be illegal. Beyond that, we are free to speak.”
Technically, Richards is correct. On paper, we are free to speak.
In reality, however, we are only as free to speak as a government official may allow.
Free speech zones, bubble zones, trespass zones, anti-bullying legislation, zero tolerance policies, hate crime laws and a host of other legalistic maladies dreamed up by politicians and prosecutors have conspired to corrode our core freedoms.
As a result, we are no longer a nation of constitutional purists for whom the Bill of Rights serves as the ultimate authority. As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, we have litigated and legislated our way into a new governmental framework where the dictates of petty bureaucrats carry greater weight than the inalienable rights of the citizenry.
It may seem trivial to be debating the merits of free speech at a time when unarmed citizens are being shot, stripped, searched, choked, beaten and tasered by police for little more than daring to frown, smile, question, challenge an order, or just breathe.
However, while the First Amendment provides no tangible protection against a gun wielded by a government agent, nor will it save you from being wrongly arrested or illegally searched, or having your property seized in order to fatten the wallets of government agencies, without the First Amendment, we are utterly helpless.
It’s not just about the right to speak freely, or pray freely, or assemble freely, or petition the government for a redress of grievances, or have a free press. The unspoken freedom enshrined in the First Amendment is the right to think freely and openly debate issues without being muzzled or treated like a criminal.
Just as surveillance has been shown to “stifle and smother dissent, keeping a populace cowed by fear,” government censorship gives rise to self-censorship, breeds compliance and makes independent thought all but impossible.
In the end, censorship and political correctness not only produce people that cannot speak for themselves but also people who cannot think for themselves. And a citizenry that can’t think for itself is a citizenry that will neither rebel against the government’s dictates nor revolt against the government’s tyranny.
The end result: a nation of sheep who willingly line up for the slaughterhouse.
The cluttered cultural American landscape today is one in which people are so distracted by the military-surveillance-entertainment complex that critical thinkers are in the minority and frank, unfiltered, uncensored speech is considered uncivil, uncouth and unacceptable.
That’s the point, of course.
The architects, engineers and lever-pullers who run the American police state want us to remain deaf, dumb and silent. They want our children raised on a vapid diet of utter nonsense, where common sense is in short supply and the only viewpoint that matters is the government’s.
We are becoming a nation of idiots, encouraged to spout political drivel and little else.
In so doing, we have adopted the lexicon of Newspeak, the official language of George Orwell’s fictional Oceania, which was “designed not to extend but to diminish the range of thought.” As Orwell explained in1984, “The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc [the state ideology of Oceania], but to make all other modes of thought impossible.”
If Orwell envisioned the future as a boot stamping on a human face, a fair representation of our present day might well be a muzzle on that same human face.
If we’re to have any hope for the future, it will rest with those ill-mannered, bad-tempered, uncivil, discourteous few who are disenchanted enough with the status quo to tell the government to go to hell using every nonviolent means available.
However, as Orwell warned, you cannot become conscious until you rebel.