So I have found that as I now look for work after twenty years working in one place that I tend to get a lot of a certain type of email. So this is the earworm rattling around in my head.
Prager U is reporting that YouTube in it’s infinite wisdom is limiting access to 21 videos that YouTube has deemed contain harmful, or dangerous activities. (It also restricts those with vulgar language, violence and disturbing imagery, nudity and sexually suggestive content.) I have seen most if not all of the videos and you should too so without further ado here is the list:
1. Are The Police Racist?
This video explores the debate that the police are targeting African-American communities.
2. Why Don’t Feminists Fight for Muslim Women?
Why do feminists claim to be champions of women’s rights everywhere, but do not fight for women facing oppression in Muslim countries? This video attempts to answer that question.
3. Why Did America Fight the Korean War?
Due to just slashing its military budget, why did America choose to get involved in this fight?
4. Who’s More Pro-Choice: Europe or America?
This video examines the fact that western Europeans are much more conservative about abortion than American progressives.
5. What ISIS Wants
What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from? What does it want? This video examines all these questions and more.
6. Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?
Israel is a nation of refugees, and especially refugees from Arab countries. This video examines why.
7. Are 1 in 5 Women Raped at College?
According to many gender activists, academics, and politicians, college campuses can be promoters of a “rape culture.”
8. Islamic Terror: What Muslim Americans Can Do
This video examines how American Muslims can lead a winning fight toward radical Islam.
9. Did Bush Lie About Iraq?
This video clarifies the belief that President George W. Bush lied his way into the war in Iraq.
10. Who NOT to Vote For
Without naming parties or names, this video talks about what one should keep in mind when heading to the ballot box.
11. Do Not Murder
Out of all the 10 Commandments, one would think that “do not murder” would be the most self-explanatory of all. PragerU President Dennis Prager examines why this is not the case.
12. Is America Racist?
This video discusses President Barack Obama’s claim that “racism is in our DNA.”
13. Israel: The World’s Most Moral Army
Is the Israeli military “a paragon of morality and wartime ethics” or “an oppressive force that targets innocent Palestinian civilians and commits war crimes as a matter of policy?” Col. Richard Kemp, a commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, answers this question.
14. Radical Islam: The Most Dangerous Ideology
In the earlier part of the 20th century, the answer to this question was fascism. Raymond Ibrahim, author of “The Al Qaeda Reader,” examines why the answer to this question today is radical Islam.
15. The Most Important Question About Abortion
Dennis Prager, president of PragerU, discusses the most critical question of this debate.
16. Why Do People Become Islamic Extremists?
This video examines what drives a person to become an Islamic extremist and even a suicide bomber.
17. Don’t Judge Blacks Differently
How come the election of this nation’s first African-American president did not usher in a “new era of racial harmony”? This video examines why.
18. What is the University Diversity Scam?
Are colleges places of “racism, sexism, and homophobia?” This video talks about why some believe this to be college culture today.
19. He Wants You
This video discusses the differences between how men and women perceive each other.
20. Israel’s Legal Founding
When Israel was founded in 1948, it was approved by the United Nations. With this being the case, why do Israel’s enemies relentlessly attack this nation’s existence?
21. Pakistan: Can Sharia and Freedom Coexist?
Is is possible for freedom to coexist in a country based on “religious Sharia Islamic law?”
Q. 146 What does the fifth request mean?
A. “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors” means, Because of Christ’s blood, do not hold against us, poor sinners that we are, any of the sins we do or the evil that constantly clings to us. Forgive us just as we are fully determined, as evidence of your grace in us, to forgive our neighbors.
Ps. 51:1-7; 143:2; Rom. 8:1; 1 John 2:1-2
Matt. 6:14-15; 18:21-35
Q. 147 What does the sixth request mean?
A. “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” means, By ourselves we are too weak to hold our own even for a moment.1 And our sworn enemies–the devil,2 the world,3 and our own flesh—4 never stop attacking us. And so, Lord, uphold us and make us strong with the strength of your Holy Spirit, so that we may not go down to defeat in this spiritual struggle,5 but may firmly resist our enemies until we finally win the complete victory.6
Ps. 103:14-16; John 15:1-5
2 Cor. 11:14; Eph. 6:10-13; 1 Pet. 5:8
Rom. 7:23; Gal. 5:17
Matt. 10:19-20; 26:41; Mark 13:33; Rom. 5:3-5
1 Cor. 10:13; 1 Thess. 3:13; 5:23
Q. 144 What does the third request mean?
A. “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” means, Help us and all people to reject our own wills and to obey your will without any back talk. Your will alone is good. Help us one and all to carry out the work we are called to, as willingly and faithfully as the angels in heaven.
Matt. 7:21; 16:24-26; Luke 22:42; Rom. 12:1-2; Tit. 2:11-12
1 Cor. 7:17-24; Eph. 6:5-9
Q. 145 What does the fourth request mean?
A. “Give us today our daily bread” means, Do take care of all our physical needs so that we come to know that you are the only source of everything good, and that neither our work and worry nor your gifts can do us any good without your blessing. And so help us to give up our trust in creatures and to put trust in you alone.
Ps. 104:27-30; 145:15-16; Matt. 6:25-34
Acts 14:17; 17:25; James 1:17
Deut. 8:3; Ps. 37:16; 127:1-2; 1 Cor. 15:58
Ps. 55:22; 62; 146; Jer. 17:5-8; Heb. 13:5-6
So I was going to put up a one hit wonder from The La’s but a friend of mine is hurting and thinking they are alone and will always be alone. So to remind them that there are people who care.
Director: Craig Gillespie
Producers: Jim Whitaker, Dorothy Aufiero
Writers: Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
Cast: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz, Eric Bana
Based Upon: The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue
by Michael J. Tougias & Casey Sherman
Plot: Off Cape Cod an oil tanker splits in twain in the rough seas off the coast. The men on board scramble together to jury rig a tiller to hand steer the remaining half of the ship as close to shore as possible.
In the near by Coast Guard station a four man crew sets off to find that sinking ship in what the locals consider a suicide mission because of the violent and treacherous seas churned up by the winter storms.
This drama/action adventure has it all. A good cast, great effects and a well written story. I especially liked how they portrayed the seamen on ship as religious men who knew that prayers to God were called for in a time like this and that is what they did. Chris Pine played Bernie Webber the skipper of the rescue boat perfectly. This was no James T. Kirk this was a humble guy trying to do the right thing and save the stranded sailors as quickly and keep his crew safe too.
My verdict is break out the popcorn and sit down to a movie that you and yours will enjoy. Currently streaming on Netflix.