Dear Patriots,

The global elite left has many goals. One of their draconian objectives, for certain, we can defeat!

The left in America, also known as the Democrats, want us to be sad, defeated, and lonely.

Every Friday we seek out uplifting and positive news. This is not an easy task as they and their media allies work hard to hide good news.

At DTR we are not going to allow them to steal our joy of life, even during grim historic times.

1- We have been following with interest the fall out from debanking in England. This was fun to read!

National Pulse

Farage Against the Machine: Top CEO RESIGNS After ‘Debank’ Scandal.

QUOTE: A top banking chief executive has resigned following Brexit leader Nigel Farage’s “debanking” saga which has commanded British headlines since Coutts — owned by NatWest — closed his accounts for his friendship with Donald Trump as well as other “controversial” political positions.

NatWest CEO Dame Alison Rose stepped down late Tuesday after admitting to being the source of an inaccurate story about why Farage’s account was closed. Alison told the BBC that Farage’s wealth had simply dipped below their required level to service his account, but when the Brexit leader probed, he found a secret social credit-style file was being kept on him, which falsely alleged Russian links and slammed him for his links to Trump and vaccine naysayer tennis star Novak Djokovic.

Natwest’s chairman, Sir Howard Davies, remains in post. Sir Howard once resigned in disgrace from the London School of Economics after appearing to take a donation from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in exchange for an honorary degree for his son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. Davies is an attendee of the World Economic Forum.

Farage is thus far the highest profile example of globalist social credit cancellation, though certainly not its only victim.

2- County by county people are working to move to hand counted ballots.

Georgia Record

Spalding County Board of Elections Votes To Ensure Election Integrity

QUOTE: The Board held a specially called meeting and voted to execute a hand count using the human-readable portion of the ballots for all future Spalding elections. The hand count would then be compared to the counts reported by the machines. If the hand count does not match the machine count, the election would not be certified.

On July 10th, residents and members of the Spalding Board of Elections were shown how hand counting proceeses could be efficiently used in Spalding elections.

The next day during the Board of Election meeting, a Board member moved that Spalding commit to using only voting processes that could be human verified and that would increase voter confidence in the elections. That motion was ultimately tabled in order to provide public notice prior to consideration of such a step.

Since Dominion voting machines produce ballots that include bar codes which are not human-readable they would not satisfy the requirements of that motion, consequently the County would likely have to choose another method of voting – perhaps hand marked ballots and hand counting. One speaker this evening pointed out that a U.S. District Court found Secretary of State Raffensperger’s claims “not credible.”

During public comments, a number of speakers from counties across Georgia, provided examples of erroneous voter registrations, “phantom” voters, and votes cast by people who had previously died.

During the hand counting demonstration, attendees were shown simple systems which facilitate counting by teams of two people – one democrat and one republican. The process for each team is videotaped from above and cross-checked after each batch. Any concern could be quickly reviewed via the video and corrected in a few seconds. Each hand count workstation uses readily available technology and is said to cost of fraction of the thousands in cost represented by each current voting machine.

Earlier this year, the City of Milton voted to stop using Fulton County to administer their elections after reviewed a study of the cost of voting. They found that by moving away from elections using machines (administered by Fulton County) the City could capture a savings of $250,000 in the first year.

3- More precious babies being born in Texas.

National Pulse

Pro-Life Law Increased Texas Births by 10,000.

QUOTE: Pro-life laws which came into force in Texas after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade appear to have saved the lives of at least 10,000 unborn babies, according to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers.

An analysis of birth records before and after the 2021 law came into force, thanks to the conservative majority Donald Trump secured during his first term in the White House, show it appears to have increased the number of births between April and December 2022 by three percent.

Abortions in the Lone Star State are restricted after six weeks, when fetal heartbeats can be detected, with exceptions for pregnancies that would jeopardize the mother’s physical health.

4- This is a big victory against Covid-CCP mandates that forced churches to be closed. When some churches met out of doors, they arrested them for not wearing masks.

Daily Wire

Christians Arrested For Maskless Outdoor Church Service To Get $300,000 From Liberal College Town

QUOTE: A liberal college town announced that it would pay $300,000 to a group of Christians in Idaho who were arrested for holding an outdoor church service without wearing masks during the pandemic.

The city of Moscow, Idaho — home to the University of Idaho — announced the settlement in the churchgoers’ civil lawsuit last week.

Three churchgoers with Christ Church sued the city after they were arrested in September 2020 at an outdoor “psalm sing” with their church outside Moscow City Hall. The singing protest lasted about 20 minutes. Gabriel Rench and Sean and Rachel Bohnet filed the suit in March 2021, alleging that their First and Fourth Amendments rights were violated.

Footage of the arrests went viral on social media and showed police officers taking Rench’s hymnal away from him before handcuffing him and taking him and the two other people to the county jail. The three were detained at the jail for several hours.

Then-president Donald Trump condemned the arrests at the time, tweeting that Democrats want to shut churches down “permanently.”

The three were charged with violating the city’s public health emergency ordinance, but a judge dismissed the city’s case against them.

A federal judge later denied the city’s request to dismiss the lawsuit from the three people arrested, noting that the city’s pandemic ordinance had an exception for activities protected by the Idaho and U.S. constitutions, such as religious services. The judge said the three never should have been arrested in the first place.

“Somehow, every single City official involved overlooked the exclusionary language [of constitutionally protected behavior] in the Ordinance,” the judge wrote.

Christ Church is a congregation of about 1,000 people and part of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches.

5- It is no longer the practice of the IRS to knock on your door. (Why was it ever the practice?)
Regardless, we will take this as good news.

American Greatness

IRS to End Practice of Unannounced Home Visits

QUOTE: On Monday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it would be ceasing its practice of unannounced visits to the homes and businesses of American citizens.

The agency will be ending the decades-old practice in order to protect agents as well as combat scammers who would pose as IRS agents in order to scam unsuspecting citizens. In a statement from the Treasury Department, any further visits will only take place “in a few unique circumstances.” Instead of the in-person visits, the agency will now simply send letters to recipients.

The IRS has faced increased criticism in recent years for what many have called rising politicization against conservatives, as well as an unnecessary increase in power and resources after a bill was passed to add an additional 87,000 agents to the IRS payroll. Most recently, IRS agents were sent unannounced to the home of longtime Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi, a leading figure in the release of Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files” exposing the social media platform’s corruption; the visit took place on the very same day that Taibbi was giving his testimony before Congress.

6- A win for the possibility of being energy independent again. Not to mention warm in the winter.

The Epoch Times

Supreme Court Issues Order Allowing Work to Resume on West Virginia Gas Pipe

QUOTE: The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Equitrans Midstream Corp. to resume the building of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, granting what some described as a win for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) by lifting a lower-court order that blocked work on the project.

Thursday’s Supreme Court decision, meanwhile, was a loss for the Wilderness Society and other environmental groups that sought an injunction to halt construction. Those groups argued in court that the Mountain Valley Pipeline construction would negatively impact endangered species and said that the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management violated environmental statutes by approving its construction.

Lawyers for the pipeline company said they needed quick Supreme Court action to keep plans on track to finish building the 300-mile pipeline and put it into service by the winter when the need for natural gas for heating grows. Mountain Valley Pipeline said the work is largely complete, except for a 3-mile section that cuts through the Jefferson National Forest.

The $6.6 billion project is designed to meet growing energy demands in the South and Mid-Atlantic by transporting gas from the Marcellus and Utica fields in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

7- Well, we guess it was good news that at last a judge woke up to her constitutional duties and said no to the 53 year-old son of the current boarder in the White House.

Don Suber on Substack

Someone finally told Hunter no

QUOTE: Maryellen Noreika put in 25 years at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell in Wilmington, Delaware, specializing in patent law. The things that bore most people to tears are where the money is, aren’t they? The medium is the message, but the tedium is the jackpot.

She sought and received a nomination to the federal bench in 2017 from both Biden-approved Democrat senators in her state. Trump nominated her and she easily won a Republican-run Senate’s confirmation on a voice vote.

Judge Noreika did what was expected of her. In March, she tossed John Paul Mac Isaac’s defamation case against CNN, Politico, and Hunter Biden. Isaac was the computer repairman who had taken Hunter’s laptop to the FBI, which promptly refused to investigate.

So naturally when she got Hunter’s criminal case for failing to pay taxes on his bribes and a gun felony, people assumed the fix was in. The Biden administration offered a sweetheart plea deal with Hunter and the Biden-approved judge would simply rubber-stamp.

Yesterday, she didn’t. She said she needed more time to review the deal that we mere mortals would never dream of receiving if we failed to pay $100,000 a year in taxes.

It is a temporary setback, sure. The two sides will patch the holes in their agreement and resubmit it next month.

Nevertheless, Judge Noreika became the first person in Robert Hunter Biden’s life to tell him no. Since childhood, when he got in trouble, his father the senator (and later vice president and now president) would use his position to bail him out.

8- John Droz spends some time in his Substack thinking about happiness and how important but often elusive it is. It may take some practice.

John Droz at Critically Thinking on Substack

Critically Thinking about Happiness

QUOTE: Despite what we might be inclined to think, there are relatively few universal commonalities in this world. One of the most important ones is: EVERYONE is motivated by happiness — from Putin to Mother Theresa!

There is within every soul a thirst for happiness and meaning. — Thomas Aquinas

Once you put on those glasses and start looking for it, it’s amazing just how much of the world (and our lives) revolves around the desire for happiness. That’s no surprise you say, because after all, who doesn’t want to be happy? Yes, it sounds simple enough, but it’s amazingly nuanced and complex.

On close inspection, there are some interesting facts about Happiness. (Go to the link above for the list)

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