Still Using Snopes To Fact Check? PLEASE Just Say Nope to Snopes!

It horrifies me when Conservative Christians come to me and say “I fact checked this on Snopes and they said it’s not true.”

Just say NOPE to SNOPES!  

This left leaning outfit, run by an ultra liberal couple is definitely not the place for Conservatives to go for verification of facts. May I just say that if you want to be lied to, then Snopes is for you!  Talk about Fake News – Snopes is the place where left wing fake news is verified and news stories from Conservative sites are vilified.

Where is the discernment?

Actually, it is just as shocking to me when Conservatives are duped by rag websites like Snopes.  Many years ago, before I knew what this outfit was about, it only took me a few times before it was clear to me that I was dealing with lefties.  At that point I began to research Snopes. My suspicions were confirmed when I read that the couple who ran this cesspool of misinformation were died in the wool Liberal Democrats.

From dailycaller.com

Fact-Checking Snopes: Website’s Political ‘Fact-Checker’ Is Just A Failed Liberal Blogger

Popular myth-busting website Snopes originally gained recognition for being the go-to site for disproving outlandish urban legends -such as the presence of UFOs in Haiti or the existence of human-animal hybrids in the Amazon jungle.

Recently, however, the site has tried to pose as a political fact-checker. But Snopes’ “fact-checking” looks more like playing defense for prominent Democrats like Hillary Clinton and it’s political “fact-checker” describes herself as a liberal and has called Republicans “regressive” and afraid of “female agency.”

Snopes’ main political fact-checker is a writer named Kim Lacapria. Before writing for Snopes, Lacapria wrote for Inquisitr, a blog that — oddly enough — is known for publishing fake quotes and even downright hoaxes as much as anything else.

While at Inquisitr, the future “fact-checker” consistently displayed clear partisanship (RELATED: Snopes Caught Lying About Lack Of American Flags At Democratic Convention)

She described herself as “openly left-leaning” and a liberal. She trashed the Tea Party as “teahadists.” She called Bill Clinton “one of our greatest” presidents. She claimed that conservatives only criticized Lena Dunham’s comparison of voting to sex because they “fear female agency.”

She once wrote: “Like many GOP ideas about the poor, the panic about using food stamps for alcohol, pornography or guns seems to have been cut from whole cloth–or more likely, the ideas many have about the fantasy of poverty.” (A simple fact-check would show that food stamp fraud does occur and costs taxpayers tens of millions.)

Lacapria even accused the Bush administration of being “at least guilty of criminal negligience” in the September 11 attacks. (The future “fact-checker” offered no evidence to support her accusation.)

Her columns apparently failed to impress her readership, oftentimes failing to get more than 10-20 shares.

After blogging the Inquisitr, Lacapria joined Snopes, where she regularly plays defense for her fellow liberals.

She wrote a “fact check” article about Jimmy Carter’s unilateral ban of Iranian nationals from entering the country that looks more like an opinion column arguing against Donald Trump’s proposed Muslim ban.

Similarly, Lacapria — in another “fact check” article — argued Hillary Clinton hadn’t included Benghazi at all in her infamous “we didn’t lose a single person in Libya” gaffe. Lacapria claimed Clinton only meant to refer to the 2011 invasion of Libya (but not the 2012 Benghazi attack) but offered little fact-based evidence to support her claim.

After the Orlando terror attack, Lacapria claimed that just because Omar Mateen was a registered Democrat with an active voter registration status didn’t mean he was actually a Democrat. Her “fact check” argued that he might “have chosen a random political affiliation when he initially registered.”

Lacapria even tried to contradict the former Facebook workers who admitted that Facebook regularly censors conservative news, dismissing the news as “rumors.”

In that “fact check” article, Lacapria argued that “Facebook Trending’s blacklisting of ‘junk topics’ was not only not a scandalous development, but to be expected following the social network’s crackdown on fake news sites.” The opinion-heavy article was mockingly titled: The Algorithm Is Gonna Get You.

Lacapria again played defense for Clinton in a fact check article when she claimed: “Outrage over an expensive Armani jacket worn by Hillary Clinton was peppered with inaccurate details.”

One of the “inaccurate details” cited by Lacapria was that, “The cost of men’s suits worn by fellow politicians didn’t appear in the article for contrast.” She also argued the speech Clinton gave while wearing the $12,495 jacket, which discussed “raising wages and reducing inequality,” wasn’t actually about income inequality. source

Research to Vet Stories

As a writer, I must vet any major story before I publish it on my Word Press.  It’s not that difficult. You find credible Conservative websites and do a word search using your search engine on the topic of which you are researching. After your word search, place a coma and then type in one of your trustworthy Conservative sites.

Fake news is everywhere. There are even websites which are known to be satirical. I can’t tell how many times I see people posting articles from “The Onion” and I have to tell them that it’s political satire.  At least these websites are up front about their tongue in cheek phony articles!

Brethren, we are not battling flesh and blood.  The left wing liberals are serving their master, Satan.  We must be as wise as serpents, yet as harmless as doves. Learn the devil’s traps and snares and more importantly, learn how to avoid them!

MARANATHA!

***Update:  I had shared this article in three FB groups, when a FB message popped up saying “You have been banned from sharing any articles in groups until October 12th at 11:24 am.  Guess I hit a nerve exposing Snopes.

NASA Scientist: Asteroid “2012 TC4” Coming “Damn” Close To Earth On October 12th

Scientists are monitoring a huge Asteroid named “2012 TC4” which will come as close as 4,200 miles away from earth. It seems that the calculations of the trajectory of this monster space rock keeps changing according to scientists. Some have estimated that the asteroid  could fly by anywhere between 4,000 and 27,000 miles from earth.

From express.co.uk

‘It’s coming in DAMN CLOSE’ NASA is monitoring huge asteroid hurtling towards Earth

NASA has confirmed it is monitoring the approach of a large celestial object, that a top scientist warned is “coming in DAMN CLOSE.”

An asteroid called 2012 TC4 is due to make a staggeringly close pass of Earth on October 12.Nasa earth defence specialists are keenly monitoring the close approach of the asteroid, with fears it could pass as near as just 4,200 miles away.It was feared the asteroid could strike satellites orbiting Earth, but scientists now believe it will be 5,000 miles out from our planet.

Rolf Densing, head of the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, said: “It’s damn close.

“The farthest satellites are 36,000 kilometres (22,400 miles) out, so this is indeed a close miss.

“As close as it is right now, I think this prediction is pretty safe, meaning that it will miss.”

This has not stopped YouTube doom-mongers taking to the internet with scare stories about the huge rock.YouTuber Igor Kryan said in a promotional blurb for a video on the asteroid: “Something huge from deep space coming to earth and it is coming closer than distance between New York & Tokyo.”On October 12 New Yorkers will be closer to the object 2012 TC4 than to Tokyo.

“It will come thousands of times closer to Earth than feared Francesca mega asteroid.”

Nasa has insisted we have nothing to fear from the close flyby of 2012 TC4, which is as big as a tower block and traveling towards us at more than 40,000mph.

It is believed to be bigger than the Chelyabinsk meteor which exploded above Russia, damaging thousands of buildings and injuring 1,500 people in 2013.

Nasa is convinced it will not impact, but say it will skim earth at a distance of about 27,300 miles.

At one stage it was feared it could come as close as just over 4,000 miles.

Asteroid 2012 TC4 is estimated to be between 10 and 30 metres (30 and 100 feet) and will pass by earth on October 12.

The 20-metre Chelyabinsk meteor exploded in the atmosphere above the Russian city unexpectedly on February 15 2013.

No space agency had any idea it was approaching before the explosion ripped through the air.

The asteroid released around 26 to 33 times as much energy of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima.

Most injuries sustained were from flying broken glass from buildings damaged by the strength of the explosion.

Nasa scientists are aware of the pass of the larger 2012 TC4 and said they were excited about what could be learned from it.

Michael Kelley, program scientist and Nasa Headquarters lead for the TC4 observation campaign, said: “Scientists have always appreciated knowing when an asteroid will make a close approach to and safely pass the earth because they can make preparations to collect data to characterise and learn as much as possible about it.

“This time we are adding in another layer of effort, using this asteroid flyby to test the worldwide asteroid detection and tracking network, assessing our capability to work together in response to finding a potential real asteroid threat.”

Scientists from Nasa’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have determined that it could even pass much farther away, as far as 170,000 miles (270,000 kilometres), or two-thirds of the distance from Earth to the moon.

These calculations are based on only seven days of tracking 2012 TC4 after it was discovered on October 5, 2012, by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) from Haleakala on the island of Maui, Hawaii.

Further observations are needed to more precisely determine the asteroid’s orbit, which has been out of range of telescopes since 2012.

The spokesman added: “Asteroid 2012 TC4 may be slightly larger than the space rock that hit Earth’s atmosphere near Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013.

“As it starts to approach Earth this summer, large telescopes will be used to detect it and re-establish the asteroid’s precise trajectory.

“The new observations are expected to help refine knowledge about its orbit, narrowing the uncertainty about how far it will be from Earth at its closest approach in October.”

Paul Chodas, manager of the CNEOS at JPL said: “This is the perfect target for such an exercise because while we know the orbit of 2012 TC4 well enough to be absolutely certain it will not impact Earth, we haven’t established its exact path just yet.

“It will be incumbent upon the observatories to get a fix on the asteroid as it approaches, and work together to obtain follow-up observations than make more refined asteroid orbit determinations possible.” – source

I have to admit that since doing much research on asteroids from NASA.gov site, I have wondered  if this factors into the beginning of the 7 year Biblical time called the “Tribulation” – the last 3 1/2 years called the “Great Tribulation.”

With all of the natural disasters of late, and wars and threats of wars, many believers are quite certain that we are in the end of the end of days – myself included.

People are partying and going on with their lives as if nothing could ever happen. They are oblivious to the certainty of the prophetic Word of God. Most say they do not even believe there is a “God.”

As always, I will end this article with the same words:

Share the Gospel with the lost people in your lives!  You may be the only person who shares the Words of life with these people!

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA