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Why Are So Many Horror Films Christian Propaganda?

When it comes to Christian propaganda films, most people think of the obnoxious God's Not Dead, or Nic Cage's get-me-out-of-IRS-debt Left Behind—criticially reviled assaults on the secular world that occasionally make a lot of money. But there's another genre that seems to have the same proselytizing agenda that champions Christianity and demonizes all other faiths (including the faithless): horror movies.

Every year we endure more of these predictably edited, laughably plotted thrillers centered around a young girl foolishly toying with the tools of Satan (usually a Ouija Board), becoming possessed by a demon, and then being exorcised by a priest who was struggling with his faith but now sees the error of rational thinking.

It's true that not all horror films serve as mouthpieces for Christianity—there are even a few examples that condemn church leaders—but nearly any horror film that touches on the supernatural will either condemn the faithless ( The Conjuring, The Rite ), frame non-Jesus religions as spooky (The Wicker Man, The Exorcist, Sinister ), or claim that Biblical prophecy is coming to pass (Legion, The Omen). Even slasher films with no ties to religion often dabble in moralistic tropes against drugs, premarital sex, or doing anything the least bit salacious.

"[Many filmmakers] see their jobs as being missionaries for Christianity, and film is their missionary tool. Fear is a missionary tool."
—Hector Avalos


Peter Thiel's Silicon Valley storm: backing Trump with $1.25 million

Billionaire Peter Thiel's $1.25 million backing of Donald Trump's presidential campaign has caused rifts in Silicon Valley with the ex-chief executive of Reddit taking a stand against the tech founder, accusing him of funding "violence and hate."

Thiel is an investor who helped found PayPal and is currently chairman of start-up Palantir.

Over the weekend, news broke that Thiel had donated $1.25 million in support of Republican candidate Trump. Thiel is a supporter of Trump and spoke at the Republican National Convention. But his support of Trump is in contrast to the majority of the tech industry which has so far donated around $8 million to the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, versus $300,000 to her rival, according to Recode, citing Crowdpac data.

Thiel is a part-time partner at Y Combinator (YC), a major Silicon Valley start-up accelerator run by Sam Altman, who tweeted on Sunday that Trump's views are an "unacceptable threat to America." But Altman added that he would not fire Thiel because it's a "dangerous path to start down."


Obama caused Hurricane Matthew!

Jim Bakker Blames Hurricane Matthew On Obama

Today, televangelist Jim Bakker said that God used Hurricane Matthew to punish President Obama’s stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

He alleged that the “hurricane has something to do with what Obama did” when the White House updated its press release on the president’s remarks at the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres to remove its description of Jerusalem as being part of Israel, due to the city’s disputed status.

Bakker found it particularly interesting that the hurricane was named Matthew since the Gospel of Matthew is considered to be the gospel with the most emphasis on Jewish traditions.

“I really believe that God’s trying to speak to America and we need to wake up,” he said.

Larry Flynt offers up to $1 million for 'scandalous' audio or video of Donald Trump

Larry Flynt, the man behind Hustler magazine and Hustler clubs, announced Monday that he is offering an up to $1 million bounty for any "scandalous" clips of Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Specifically, Flynt is seeking "verifiable video footage or audio recordings for use prior to the November 8 election clearly showing Donald Trump engaging in illegal activity or acting in a sexually demeaning or derogatory manner." Hustler will pay the clip's provider if the company uses it in any way, a Monday news release said.

"I have always celebrated women. Women in all shapes and sizes. To treat a woman like Mr. Trump himself has is both disappointing and unbelievable, especially coming from someone who wants to be our President," Flynt said in a statement that explained that the pornography-peddling businessman took offense at Trump's claims of respect for women.

Consequently, Flynt "has made it his mission to call these hypocrites out and provide the public with as much information about their indiscretions as possible," the statement added.

Trump's campaign was rocked earlier this month after the release of 2005 footage depicting the New York businessman making crude comments about women, bragging about groping them. Trump has apologized for those comments, but some members of his own party called for him to drop out of the presidential race.

According to Hustler, Flynt made similar offers in 2007 and in 1998 for any prominent member of public office.

Socialized costs, Privatized Profits

NFL Ratings Woes Continue as Sunday Night Football Posts 9.0 Overnight, Lowest in Five Years

Are people getting smart to the con?

The 2016 NFL ratings decline continued Sunday, with this week’s Colts-Texans game down 38% from last year’s Week 6 Sunday Night Football match-up — according to the Sports TV Ratings industry tracking site. The game notched a 9.0 overnight rating for NBC.

Several factors must be taken into account to give context to this low number: First, the game took place opposite the highly viewed National League Championship baseball series between the Chicago Cubs and LA Dodgers, which drew Fox Sports 1’s largest audience ever. Fox Sports executive Michael Mulvihill reports that the baseball game posted a 5.0 rating.


Fighting White Terrorists Since 1492

Donald Trump Faces Payback In The Desert

If the presidential race in Arizona is close, Native Americans could throw it to Clinton.

“Make America great again?” .... “There was an even greater America before 1492.”

FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. ― Living among the red-rock gullies and the desert scrub in this corner of the country are a people who could soon exact their revenge on Donald Trump.

Because while the Republican presidential nominee appears to have forgotten about Native Americans of late, with his focus on Muslims and Mexicans, Arizona’s hundreds of thousands of Native Americans have not forgotten about him.

“I heard it for a long time, how he talks about Indians,” said Dennis Tsinnijinnie, 69 and among the first to cast his ballot on the sunny but brisk opening morning of Arizona’s early vote period last week.

Tsinnijinnie was talking about Trump’s behavior from decades ago, when he accused some Native Americans of faking their ethnicities to win casino licenses. When he disparaged tribes for receiving federal money for roads. When he mocked their sovereignty. And, more recently, when he insulted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with the epithet “Pocahontas.”


Trump Supporters Busted By FBI For Plotting MASSIVE Terrorist Attack

By Stephen D Foster Jr on October 14, 2016 9:47 pm ·

The FBI thwarted an act of domestic terrorism on Friday when they arrested three white men for plotting to blow up an apartment complex in Kansas.

Curtis Allen, Gavin Wright, and Patrick Stein were all taken into custody after an investigation that took eight months busted the trio for planning a massive terrorist attack in Garden City.

Their target was an apartment complex and a mosque that serviced 120 Somali refugees.

According to KWCH, United States Attorney Tom Beall said “the men stockpiled a large cache of firearms, and ammunition.”

Beall said the men planned to park vehicles full of explosives at all four corners of the Garden City apartment complex. The men said they wanted to “wake people up”.

Beall said the men wrote a manifesto, which they wanted published after the bombing.

According to an affidavit, the were a part of a group called the Kansas Security Force and the Crusaders.

“These are militia groups whose members support and espouse sovereign citizen, anti-government, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant extremist beliefs,” read the affidavit.

The three men had planned to carry out the attack on November 9th, one day after Election Day.

And as it turns out, Curtis Allen is a supporter of Donald Trump and his Facebook page is full of anti-Muslim rhetoric.

“I personally back Donald Trump,” an unhinged Allen wrote in a post ranting about how Hillary Clinton is supposedly going to put Americans in FEMA camps and take all guns away.


Trump Law & Order Candidate SVU Edition

Law & Order: SVU To Air Episode Based On Donald Trump Child Sex Abuse Case

We were all waiting for this. Law & Order: SVU has announced that they will be doing an episode based on Donald Trump’s child rape case — and it will air before the election.

The NBC show has often made episodes that are “ripped from the headlines,” and now they will take on Trump’s alleged rape of 13-year-old girl. The episode, titled “Unstoppable,” will feature a Trump-like character who will be played by Gary Cole (“Veep”). Variety described this character as a “wealthy and boorish man who makes a run for the White House.”

The storyline of the episode was inspired by the lawsuit filed by a woman, known only as “Jane Doe,” who has accused Donald Trump of raping her at the home of known child abuser Jeffery Epstein in the mid-1990s when she was only 13. A hearing on the case, which names both Trump and Epstein as defendants in the suit, is scheduled for December 16 in a New York court.


Socialized costs, Privatized Profits

It’s the largest stadium subsidy in American sports history.

The Nevada state Assembly on Friday approved legislation that will devote $750 million in public tax money to the construction of a new NFL stadium.

The subsidy is the largest ever for an American sports stadium.

The legislation will now hit the desk of Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R), who called a special session to get the vote done. He’s expected to sign the bill on Monday.

Sandoval has said the stadium ― which is meant to entice the NFL’s Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas ― will usher in a “new era for tourism” for the city.

There is no economic evidence, however, that NFL stadiums have such effects on local tourism, according to economists who have studied the issue. The claims Sandoval and others made about tourism “have no basis in reality,” Stanford economist Roger Noll told The Huffington Post this week.

Noll testified in the Nevada state Senate that the Las Vegas stadium deal was “the worst I’ve ever seen.”

The new stadium is backed by billionaire casino mogul and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson, who has pledged $650 million for the project ― but only on the condition that the state approve the subsidy. Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. would operate the stadium.

Progressive and libertarian grassroots groups pushed back against the stadium, arguing that Nevada could soon face a $400 million budget shortfall and that education and mental health programs’ needs should be addressed instead.

Raiders owner Mark Davis will also contribute $500 million toward the new stadium, which has a total projected price tag of $1.9 billion.

The NFL has not yet approved the Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas. NFL owners are set to discuss the issue at upcoming league-wide meetings.

Domestic Christian Terrorist ‘Crusaders’ Militia Group Arrested

Plotted Terror Attack On Muslim Immigrants, FBI Charges

The terrorist group reportedly had “sovereign citizen, anti-government, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant extremist beliefs.”

WASHINGTON ― Three Kansas men who were allegedly part of a domestic terrorist group called “the Crusaders” were arrested by the FBI on Friday, charged with plotting to carry out an attack on Muslims living in the state.

The men are identified as Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen, and are all in their late 40s. They belonged to a group that espoused “sovereign citizen, anti-government, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant extremist beliefs,” according to an FBI agent’s affidavit, and allegedly plotted to attack Muslim immigrants, focusing on an apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas.

According to the Department of Justice, the trio allegedly stockpiled firearms, ammunition and explosive materials, and discussed parking four vehicles filled with explosives at the four corners of the apartment complex in order to set off a massive explosion.

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