In The Marketplace: Gifts for him, her, and the whole family

Editor’s note: The following is a message from The Marketplace by TheBlaze.

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FOR HIM

When it comes to choosing a man’s watch, elegance and style are only the first part of the equation. Other important factors include sturdiness, durability and long battery life. Tested to precision, you won’t find a better watch with more meaning than Minuteman. And with every watch purchase, 25 percent of all profits will be donated to charities supporting our nation’s veterans.

FOR HER

Shopping for a special lady in your life? Indulge her with a holiday spa treatment she can enjoy from the comfort of her own home.

FAMILY FUN

Looking for something for the whole family to enjoy together? Nothing beats Constitution Quest, the game that’s sweeping the nation with constitutional literacy. Have fun playing a board game like none other while learning about the U.S. Constitution at the same time.

Fragrance with a Meaning

Christmas isn’t all about the gifts, of course, but even the wise men gave gifts to baby Jesus. Inspire someone with the gift of authentic gold, frankincense and myrrh and provide a keepsake to last for generations.

Comfort is King

You may think you know what it means to have a good night’s sleep, but until you’ve slept on a PF Pillow, you don’t know what you’re missing. Give someone the gift of comfort with this handcrafted, made-in-America pillow complete with neck support and the softest duck feathers and down.

Reason for the Season

Give someone a different kind of wreath to hang on their door this Christmas to celebrate the holiday in a new and meaningful way. The ChristWreath combines the symbol of the cross with the holiday wreath as a reminder of what Christmas really means.

Stocking Stuffers (Literally!)

For the perfect stocking stuffers, look no further than to Solmate Mismatched Socks. You don’t have to worry about matching them, just toss two (or three) socks into everyone’s stockings for a fun surprise on Christmas morning.

Visit The Marketplace Christmas Catalog for more great gift ideas.

If you’d like to enter our sweepstakes to receive giveaways from amazing small businesses, enter The Marketplace Holiday Sweepstakes to win some amazing prizes, all provided by our incredible small business shop owners.

THE MARKETPLACE BY THEBLAZE HOLIDAY SWEEPSTAKES

No purchase is necessary to win a prize. Click here to view all of the prizes and enter to win!

What are the prizes?

  • Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Most Famous Chocolates 9 oz. Box (100 available)
  • Flex-Head Tees Player’s Pack (10 available)
  • Hank’s Classic Variety Pack 12-Pack (6 available)
  • Alabu Skin Care Goat Milk Soap 5-Pack (5 available)
  • All-Weather Navigator I Firestarter (5 available)
  • Heritage Jewelry Texas Tribute Bracelet
  • Reflections of Christ Resurrection Poster (50 available)
  • Paracord Paul Quattuor Keychain
  • Heritage Jewelry French Fluorite Necklace
  • The Constitution Quest Game (4 available)
  • Rinse Bath & Body Soap Tapas
  • Hank’s Harmony Crafted Black Tea with Lemon 12-Pack (3 available)
  • Nuts For You Six-Pocket Gift Tray, 1.5 lbs. (5 available)
  • NCCS American Classic Series
  • Heritage Jewelry Scottish Carnelian Necklace
  • Nebraska Star Beef Strip Steak 6-Pack + Seasoning (6 available)
  • Paracord Paul Double-Dipper Neck Lanyard
  • Founding Fathers Tea 4-Pack (10 available)
  • Softwater Soapworks Botanical Solid Perfume Trio + Lip Balm
  • Texas Brew Salsa Six-Pack (5 available)
  • Hank’s Harmony Crafted Half and Half: Lemonade-Tea 12-Pack (3 available)
  • Rinse Bath & Body Tis the Season Skin Stick Set
  • We the People Fight Tyranny Game
  • Abundance Soaps Three-Pack – Sassy, Pumpkin Pie, Winter Peace
  • Coconut Rain Laundry Powder Two-Pack
  • Library and Educational Services Tales of the R.A.F. Hardcover
  • Rinse Bath & Body Tis the Season Pucker Set
  • Heritage Jewelry Utah Copper Necklace and Earring Set
  • Heritage Jewelry One of a Kind Fordite Necklace
  • Royal Bobbles Tea Party Patriot Bobblehead
  • Heritage Jewelry Florida State Gemstone Moonstone
  • CWR Environmental Products Gravity Water Filtration Unit + Filter
  • Royal Bobbles George Washington Bobblehead
  • Heritage Jewelry South Dakota Rose Quartz Necklace
  • US Alpaca Co. Luxury His-Hers Alpaca Check Scarf
  • Royal Bobbles Ben Franklin Bobblehead
  • LPC Survival Royal Berkey Water Purification System
  • Charleston Soap Chef Sugah Scrub & Honey Butter Gift Set
  • NCCS The Miracle of America – Birth of a Nation
  • Minnestalgia Foods Holiday Box with Fudge
  • Rinse Bath & Body k9 Gift Set
  • Van Roehling 3-Sauce Gift Crate (2 available)
  • Heritage Jewelry South Carolina Amethyst Necklace and Earring Set
  • The Pillow Bag Barcelona Style
  • Gifts Catholic Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh Set (3 available)
  • Heritage Jewelry Pacific California Sand Dollar
  • Paracord Paul Monkey Fist Cobra Knot Keychain
  • Texas Brew Salsa Four-Pack (5 available)

Good luck to all entrants, happy shopping, and Merry Christmas!

Fortunately, President Trump walked away from his attempted assassination with very minor injuries. The bullet that wounded Trump's ear could have just as easily ended his life, and his survival is nothing short of a miracle.

Sadly, that miracle didn't extend to everyone attending Trump's ill-fated Pennsylvania rally. Three other people were shot. David Dutch and James Copenhaver, both Pennslyavia residents, are thankfully in stable condition. Corey Comperatore, however, tragically died after being shot while protecting his wife and daughter from the hail of gunfire.

“Corey died a hero."

Camperatore, a 50-year-old loving father and husband from Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania leaves behind his daughter Allyson, his wife Helen, sister Dawn, and many other friends and family. Camperatore was a man of service, having spent 43 years as part of the Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company and had worked his way to becoming the fire chief when he stepped down to spend more time with his daughter.

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Corey's friends and family have nothing but good things to say about him, and judging by their testimonies, Corey's final heroic act was consistent with how the volunteer firefighter lived his life.

According to many people who knew Compertore, he was a true patriot who loved his country. He was a fan of President Trump. Compertore was very excited to attend Saturday's rally, which he expressed in his last social media post.

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During his speech addressing the shooting, President Biden expressed his condolences to the Comperatore family, stating that "He was a father. He was protecting his family from the bullets that were being fired.”

Democrat Mutiny? These prominent Progressives and Democratic leaders DEMAND that Biden withdraw

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Biden is still taking hard blows from both sides of the aisle after his abysmal performance in last month's presidential debate. As Glenn pointed out in his post-debate coverage, Biden came across as so incompetent that it has made many Americans scared that, should the country face a major threat, Biden would be unable to respond to it. This includes many Democrats, who are finally admitting that Biden isn't as fit as they have been claiming for the last four years.

Many names have already been suggested as potential replacements for the Democratic nominee, but many people, including some Democrats, don't believe Biden should even stay in office for the election. Here are some prominent progressives and Democratic lawmakers who have called for President Biden's resignation:

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (Texas)

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Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Arizona)

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Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts)

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Rep. Mike Quigley (Illinois)

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Rep. Angie Craig (Minnesota)

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Rep. Adam Smith (Washington)

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Rep. Mikie Sherrill (New Jersey)

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Rep. Pat Ryan (New York)

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Rep. Hillary Scholten (Michigan)

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Senator Peter Welch (Vermont)

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Oregon)

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BONUS: Actor George Clooney

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These TOP 5 new technologies left Glenn SHOCKED

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Glenn has been covering some of the most groundbreaking, exciting, and often terrifying technological advances. Some new tech has the potential to make a positive impact. Some tech is just SUPER cool, like a flame-throwing robot dog. However, there is also a dark side to technology. Glenn exposes how some new technological developments, particularly in the realm of AI, pose serious ethical questions.

Here are the top five new technologies that Glenn covered that will make your jaw drop:

Anti-gravity device

This new technology developed by Dr. Charles Buhler and his team may change everything we know about transportation and travel. Described as "propellant-less propulsion" by Dr. Buhler, this technology appears to defy gravity and is potentially a way for people to travel into and through space without the need for rockets. It doesn't stop there either, this tech could be used to forever change the way we travel here on Earth.

Human embryo-powered supercomputer

To have massively powerful AI, something, which many people seem to have an invested interest in, you need a lot of electricity to power the computers that host the artificial intelligences. Naturally, this energy consumption upsets the environmentalists so in response a terrifying solution was developed. Bio Processors are essentially computer chips powered by human cells, specifically stem cells, which are predominantly harvested from embryos. These Bio Processors have a limited shelf life, meaning they need a steady supply of stem cells to keep the computers that use them operational. What could be more terrifying than an AI that eats human cells?

Voice-stealing AI

When ChatGPT came out in late 2022 its power and versatility took the world by storm. Suddenly, students had it write entire essays in mere seconds, and it was creating songs and poems with ease. The capabilities of the ChatGPT AI were as disturbing as they were impressive, but after a recent update, it took a hard turn towards disturbing. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, decided to give the program a voice and tried to recruit famous actress Scarlett Johansson to lend her voice to the machine. After she declined the offer, OpenAI went ahead and released the update for ChatGPT featuring a voice that sounded eerily similar to Johansson's. While OpenAI claims it's a different, similar-sounding voice actress, the idea that a computer is going around with your stolen voice is terrifying.

Flamethrower robot dog

How could you possibly ever make something cooler than a flamethrower? Simple, strap it to the back of a robotic dog of course! Originally built to help fight forest fires (ironically enough) by creating backburns, Glenn pointed out that a pack of these bad boys patrolling your property would be the ultimate home defense. Nobody would come anywhere near your house if it was guarded by a few of these firey companions.

Wormhole-generating UFO's

It's been a decade since the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. No trace of the aircraft or any of its passengers, except a few small pieces of debris, were ever found nor was an official cause of the disappearance ever given. There have been an infinite number of theories explaining what might have happened, but this one from investigative journalist Ashton Forbes might take the cake for the wildest. Forbes joined Glenn on his radio show and brought with him convincing video evidence that seemed to show the now-missing aircraft being circled by three mysterious orbs before suddenly disappearing in a flash of light. Does this video show the doomed aircraft being sucked into an artificial wormhole, or is it an amazing piece of hoaxwork?

THESE TOP 10 Founding Fathers' quotes help us remember America's original vision

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Independence Day is one of the few days when Americans come together to celebrate our country and the continued vision that our Founding Fathers crafted in 1776. But what is that vision? It seems with every passing July 4th, Americans lose even more of a sense of what the original intent of our nation was supposed to be. It's becoming increasingly important to read the Founding Fathers in their own words and to remember the vision that they cast for our nation. Here are our TOP 10 favorite Founding Fathers' quotes to help us remember their original views of government, freedom, and the American vision.

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty." —James Madison

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"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

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"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light." —George Washington

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"The people are the only legitimate fountain of power." —James Madison

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"I agree with you that it is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities, which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country." —Thomas Jefferson

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“Human passions unbridled by morality and religion… would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.” —John Adams

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"Those who stand for nothing will fall for everything." —Alexander Hamilton

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“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” —James Madison

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"I fear that in every elected office, members will obtain an influence by noise, not by sense. By meanness, not greatness. By ignorance, not learning. By contracted hearts, not large souls. There must be decency and respect." —John Adams

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“We must go home to be happy, and our home is not in this world. Here we have nothing to do but our duty.” —John Jay

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