The stock market is not the economy
9-30-19, Marketplace.org -- The New York Stock Exchange: Dow Jones Industrial, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq — have been at or near record highs in 2019. Jessica Schieder, federal tax policy fellow at Inst of Taxation & Econ Policy said: “The stock market is a market where stocks, a type of investment that represents ownership in a company are traded. The stock market is where people make bets on what’s going to happen in the economy.”
It's called 'speculation' ... like a Las Vegas bet.
Covid Tyranny and Bright Lights Beginning to Dispel Darkness
Watch Joe Biden Brag About Bribing Ukraine to fire Investigator
9-24-19, Federalist -- Dem Pres hopeful Joe Biden in 2018 - on camera - boasts about threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine if they did not fire the prosecutor investigating his son. [See video here] Transcript of relevant portion of the speech: Joe Biden said: "I remember going over & convincing our team, others, to convince that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t. -->
<-- So they said they had—they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to—or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said—I said, call him. (Laughter.) I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b-tch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time." -- Joe Biden, 2018
Why are the Democrat leadership supporting this flawed politician?
Prepared for Betrayal
Judas Iscariot was the Disciples of the Lord Jesus Treasurer; Thief and Betrayer of the Lord
"One of the twelve Apostles of the Lord Jesus called Judas Iscariot went to the chief priests asking, 'What are you willing to give me if I deliver Jesus over to you?' So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over."
4-20-20, Pastor Charles Stanley -- We’ve all experienced or witnessed betrayal at some point. And no example in the Bible illustrates the pain, guilt and shame caused by that sin more clearly than the story of Judas Iscariot.
Chosen as one of the twelve, Judas was privileged. John 12:6 says that he was even granted the responsibility of maintaining the disciples’ money box; but that same verse reveals an important truth about Judas—he was a thief.
John indicates greed was Judas’ weakness. After Mary had anointed the Lord’s feet, Judas complained, “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii [appx $100.00] and given to poor people?” (John 12:5). The following verse, however, clarifies that he wanted the money for himself. One can safely assume that if Judas had reached the point of stealing cash from Jesus’ supply, then his greed had gone unchecked for some time. That hidden sin was all Satan needed to interfere with his life. And once the Enemy stepped in, the disciple began “seeking a good opportunity” to betray Jesus (Luke 22:6).
In 1 Peter 5:8 we read the Devil is like a “roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” And in Judas, Satan found a willing victim. If we’re honest with ourselves, each of us has a natural tendency toward sin. [1 John 1:10]
Daily communion with God keeps hidden unconfessed sins from becoming greater problems; we must quickly repent [Luke 13:3] of any disobedience to almighty God. Left unchecked, the “roaring lion” will also come after us, no matter what our weakness may be; ask the Lord to reveal any sins you need to confess. Deal with them without delay. Source
Thugs and Cars Killed More People Than Coronavirus
And there’s no social distancing for criminals or cars
2-13-19, Bloomberg -- Traffic fatalities on U.S. roads reached an estimated 40,000 in 2018, the third year in a row in which at least that many people died in vehicle crashes.
117 people have been killed by murder
86 people died from the coronavirus. [..snip]
4-20-20, * -- While the authorities are cracking down on miscreants attending church services or surfing in the ocean, urban gangs are practicing social distancing by shooting their victims. Over the weekend 4 have been murdered with 19 wounded; Chicago’s gangs made it clear that they weren’t staying home. Either that or they thought that shooting rival drug dealers was an essential activity. In early April 2020 in one single day, Chicago thugs killed 6 people and shot 21. And many of the nation's cities are releasing inmates while their police force is out sick with the virus:
- Cook County Illinois freed 300 inmates when 200 Chicago cops have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
- New York City freed 1,500 criminals from jail while a fifth of the NYPD is out sick.
- Baltimore, Maryland is considering the release of 1,100 inmates older than 60 who are the most vulnerable to the virus and to developing life-threatening complications.
- In Cleveland things are heating up where an off-duty cop called 911 to report being shot at. 5 people were wounded in shootings in 6 hours. 3 men were shot in the parking lot of a funeral home. And local authorities cut the county jail population in half by about 1,000. [..snip]
- In Patterson, NJ six people were shot over the weekend
- In Jacksonville, FL in March 2020 crime is booming with 18 killed and 55 wounded. That’s a threefold increase from last year. And the trend shows no signs of slowing down with 10 murders and 23 shootings so far in April.
- In Cincinnati, one man murdered 4 people over the weekend.
- In Rockford, Il, there were 4 weekend shootings. In High Point, NC, it was 6 weekend shootings. There were 5 shootings in 4 hours
- Trenton, NJ. 6 people were shot in Bakersfield, CA. 5 people were shot
- In Columbus, OH. There were 4 shootings in Milwaukee and another 4 in Louisville, KY.
- Rochester, NY, a triple shooting was followed by a vigil of over 100 people. The attendees did not maintain social distancing in a state where violating social distancing rules means a $1,000 ticket. Usually.
The coronavirus lockdowns have effectively imprisoned the law-abiding population of this country while leaving the criminals free to rampage in the streets. The authorities have responded by releasing criminals from prison and telling the police not to arrest the perpetrators of many different crimes.
And this is the outcome.
Law abiding citizens are berated, threatened, fined for leaving their homes and even going to church. Yet, there are no rules for criminals; this is their time to freely battle in the street.
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Daniel Greenfield here
Democrats, You Really Do Not Want To Nominate Joe Biden
3-7-20, CurrentAffairs.org -- So: The central argument for nominating Joe Biden is not that he would be a good president, because for many reasons he clearly wouldn't. The only case for him is "electability" even Joe Biden's wife Jill, makes the argument this way: "You know you may like another candidate better, but you have to look at who's going to win." Democrat leaders have tried to conceal that Biden is actually -->
<-- more of an unprincipled political insider than an affable middle-class schlub, but in a general election against incumbent Pres Trump all Joe's foibles will be exposed it for all to see.
And when it comes to “electability,” Biden is weak and vulnerable. While those weaknesses may be kept out of view in the 2020 Dem primary, they will be on full display in the general election—with devastating results.
Why Can't Democrats See That Joe Biden Is A Disaster
12-19-19, Trofire.com -- Dem former VP under Obama, Joe Biden is not the best candidate for US President; he will lose to Donald Trump ... bigly. Where the heck is his support coming from? It’s not even the lib media. People out there in America say, 'Well, I don’t know people who support Joe Biden and don't understand why he is the Dem pres candidate. As 'The Week' points out, he's going to sleep walk us ... into a disaster because Joe Biden is a disaster.'
On 4-14-20 Democrat from California Nancy Pelosi sits in her ivory tower in San Francisco, eating $13 dollar a pint ice cream out of her $24,000 refrigerator. Apparently she's attempting to cheer on Democrats … but the USA House Speaker is coming under some heavy criticism after she showed off her freezer full of ice cream during the coronavirus outbreak. The moment came on The Late Late Show with James Corden, when Pelosi appeared on video conference from her home for the Show & Tell segment. She said, “I don’t know what I would’ve done if ice cream were not invented,” showing Corden how much ice cream was stashed in her freezer. The speaker also showed off her candy and chocolate supply.
The New Abnormal
While the World Reels In Pain & Suffering
... God's Kids Have Peace
The Lord God said: "Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? ... be strong, all ye people of the land... I am with you... my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. ...Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, ... The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former... and in this place will I give peace."
4-19-20, This week's prophecy update from John Haller covers the new 'Abnormal,' where freedoms are sacrificed in the name of the public good, but where discerning Christians sense and understand that these things must happen before the return of Christ. Aldous Huxley, Brave New World said:
“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”
It is a place where technology merges with totalitarianism abortion clinic remain open, being considered "essential" while in Michigan Gov Whitmer bans sale of vegetable seeds as non essential to have a home garden.
We currently live in a place where the world searches for answers, but Christians are ignored and mocked when they proclaim "we have the answer." Churches are forced to close with some Pastors being arrested for disobedience. The world leaders publicly call for peace, while behind the scenes they plan for conquest. Where truth is replaced by feelings and order by chaos, Where black is pitted against white, Rich pitted against poor, Young pitted against old and powerful pitted against the weak.
It is a world heading toward the ultimate convergence in blind ignorance of its own shortcomings and failings, in which a perfect Creator will judge His Creation.
This is the New Abnormal. For the born again Believer in the Lord Jesus Christ [John 3:3, 7], it's just one more sign that things are winding down. For the non-believer, it is a harbinger that should not be ignored.
Hour twenty minute video here
World Leaders are Delusional
How long will this continue in the hearts of these prophets
who prophesy falsehood, these prophets of the delusion of their own minds?
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12; 2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:11
Gospel Hymns by Elvis Presley
What a voice!
I believe The Lord Jesus knows
That every drop of rain that falls
A flower grows
I believe His angels in the darkest night
Watch over me solving all my woes
I believe for everyone who goes astray
God’s Word shows the way
I believe above the storm the smallest prayer
Will still be heard
I believe the Lord in His Heaven
Hears every word
Every time a new born baby cries
Or touch a leaf or see the sky
Yes, I believe
I believe the Lord in heaven is my Guide
My sins he'll hide
I believe on Calvary that Jesus died
His blood shed, His pierced side
If I repent in death I’ll rise again
To meet Him in heaven
I know why, I believe.
Playlist non stop videos here
"YouGov" Poll Shows Elizabeth Warren as Favorite for Biden's VP Pick
3-26-20, Townhall -- The most popular choice for Democrat Joe Biden's vice president now is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). He has promised to select a woman as his VP and Senator Warren was the last viable female standing in the Democrat presidential primaries. However, a 'ticket' with Warren as the VP will give Pres Trump's re-election campaign unlimited material, because of Warren’s abhorrent history of lying for political gain - especially claiming she is American Indian.
Biden's Best Choices: Klobuchar or Whitmer
4-11-20, WashMonthly --At age 77, Joe Biden's choice of a running mate is critically important; he's admitted if elected, he'll probably only serve one term. He'll choose a woman who'll be on the fast track to becoming the first female US president. Many cabdidates are being considered; some Biden supporters are pushing Kamala Harris of California for the role. However, it’s become increasingly clear that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer [no seeds gov] and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar are his best possible choices.
Joe Biden's Top Women VP Possibles
3-27-20, New York Post -- Former VP under Obama Joe Biden, at age 77, would be the oldest president ever elected should he triumph in November, making the vice president pick more important than ever. Following are five women who may make the short list for his vice president: Stacey Abrams of Georgia who in 2018 almost became first black female governor in the country; Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan recently became known by blocking the sale of veggie seeds;-->
<-- Elizabeth Warren; Amy Klobuchar and Kamala Harris of California.
A Biden insider said that Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota surprised many Democrats with her scrappy and tenacious 2020 campaign effort. “She could be No. 1” on Biden’s short list. She has standout “political skills” and was also the favorite of the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee. Team Biden also hopes her presence on the ticket would help nail down a critical swing state of Minnesota.
Stated reason for all the ludicrous and destructive actions by the world nations over the Covid virus? "For our health." ... No it isn't ... well, then what's it for?
Perhaps it's another time where God hardened the hearts of leaders?
And the LORD said unto Moses," When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go." v7 I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God." v3 I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD."
4-18-20, Annette -- If it's not health ... what is it? Why are the states and nations behaving in such a tyrannical insane manner? Who gains? Looks like everyone looses. I have a suggestion:
Considering the ridiculousness and unusual behavior/acts of our good US President Trump ... the 'insanity' of shutting down businesses and jobs [as Mayor Goodman of Las Vegas calls it] ... forcing millions of people to be hurt over thousands who may die who are sick and elderly ... I think this is ALL BECAUSE OF GOD'S STRONG DELUSION.
America and the world continue to blaspheme the Lord God as they are murdering innocent babies in the womb/and after birth in abortion mills; pushing homosexuality on little kids - legalizing homosexual marriage and punishing Christian cake bakers/photographers/hotels etc for their faith ... and enjoying it - "IT" BEING THEIR SIN.
So!!! Perhaps God says, 'okay - 'have at it!' you love your sin and I've been patient for long enough.'
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
Fits with the views of the late Richard Coombes, Sherry Shriner [and others] that America is 'Mystery Babylon.' Pres T is in delusion; making terrible destructive decisions harming more with the shutdown that the virus would; it also seems a parallel to the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh and the Hebrew slaves. They were freed when God hardened his heart. Ten times scripture tells us God hardened pharaoh's heart: Exodus 4.21; 7.3; 9.12; 10.1, 20, 27; 11.10; 14.4, 8, 17. Why? The Lord God told Moses,
"I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honored upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And they did so." Exodus 14:4 [See also Deuteronomy 2:30 when God again hardened a heart ... Sihon king of Heshbon]
Maybe almighty God has caused delusion on the world leaders today over this virus?
When calamity strikes they will know HE IS LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!
Coronavirus Models Aren't Supposed to Be Right
4-2-20, The Atlantic -- Things changed swiftly after an epidemiological model from Imperial College London projected that without drastic interventions, more than half a million Britons would die from COVID-19 ... but they didn't and won't ...
The Trump Virus Committee has just released the model for the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic in America. We can expect a lot of back-and-forth about whether its mortality estimates are too high or low and IF facts fed into computer are correct. Right answers are not what epidemiological models are for. [..] So if epidemiological models don’t give us certainty—and asking them to do so would be a big mistake—what good are they? Epidemiology gives us something more important: agency to identify and calibrate our actions with the goal of shaping our future. However, basing our future on what the computer spits out depends on the information fed into it ... IT must be correct for a good calibration for our actions.
3-28-20, The Hill -- Computer-generated models and predictions have their place — but perhaps not in life and death situations. Medicine and COVID-19 coronavirus ... much of the problem in determining the best responses — medically, socially, financially and otherwise — is that we still don’t know enough about COVID-19 beyond its apparent high mortality rate for older people, [don't older people with underlying conditions 'always' die?] (...) Whatever the correct projections turn out to be, tens of thousands of people are likely to die and millions more are are suffering financially and otherwise. Politics and partisanship should play no role in this — only truth and indisputable, real evidence matter. Thousands vs millions no contest!
Encouragement for Today: God is Our Strength
"... in my day of calamity the LORD was my support.The LORD is my light and my salvation--whom shall I fear? v1 The LORD is the stronghold of my life--whom shall I dread?"
4-17-20, -- In recent months all the worries and chaos the world is heavy on most of us; concerns of the lockdown, loss of jobs, financial ruin and the dreaded Covid-19 virus illness.
Many feel panic and suffering caused by events and actions of governments that is out of our control. We stress and ponder “what-if this and that?” Then we remember God’s promises:
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”
Often the Lord God uses trials to draw us closer to Him. If we were always protected from every trial, we would never learn to fully depend on Him. When we pause to focus on our Lord God and His strength and love for us; we can be at peace even when life feels scary. Isaiah 41:10
Michigan Gov Whitmer [D] Bans Many Stores From Selling Seeds, Home Gardening Supplies, Calls Them “Not Essential" - objects to protests and may extent lockdown
4-15-20, Protesters, led by the Michigan Conservative Coalition, stormed the Michigan Capitol demanding an end to the stay-at-home order, which they claimed was infringing on their personal liberties. Recently Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said during interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that the protests are the “kind of irresponsible action that puts us in this situation where we might have to actually think about extending stay-at-home orders, which is supposedly what they are protesting."
4-17-20, Forbes.com -- With the coronavirus quickly becoming a new normal, home gardening is taking off, as more and more Americans start to grow their own fruits and vegetables. But in Michigan, many stores have been barred from selling seeds, soils, plants, and other gardening supplies.
Undoubtedly, Michigan is in crisis: The state topped 28,000 confirmed novel coronavirus cases Wednesday, while COVID-19 has killed at least 1,921 people. Like other executives, the governor has broad authority to act during emergencies. But those actions can’t be arbitrary and irrational; they must have a “real and substantial relation” to protect public health. Source
4-17-20 Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is coming under fire for an expansive new order to lock down state residents during the coronavirus, forbidding anyone from buying seeds or plants and banning gatherings "of any size." The Democrat governor's extension of Michigan's stay-at-home order also outlaws residents from traveling "between residences" ... Tyrants Cracking Down Upon Americans Growing Their Own Food Setting Up Americans For Starvation As Prepping Suddenly Becomes Popular With The Masses ...
Last week, Michigan Gov Whitmer ordered all stores larger than 50,000-square feet to cordon off their garden centers and plant nurseries, blocking customers from shopping in those sections through April 30. “If you're not buying food or medicine or other essential items, you should not be going to the store,” Whitmer said when announcing her order.
The shutdown follows an executive order from last month that’s been widely interpreted by many in the industry as banning greenhouses, independent garden centers, and plant nurseries from selling to the public, as part of a larger crackdown on activities deemed “not necessary to sustain or protect life.” (Curiously, the state’s list of “not necessary” items doesn’t include lottery tickets and liquor, which stores can continue to sell.)
During a press conference on Monday, 4/13/20, the Gov Whitmere readily conceded that her executive orders have led to “confusion,” [it's always our fault that we're too stupid to understand what the politicians do!] with residents “just trying to figure out why you can buy a lottery ticket and not seeds.” “I recognize that there a lot of passionate gardeners in Michigan and I’ve heard from a lot of you,” she added. “Right now, my immediate concern is to try and keep everyone in Michigan safe.” More here
The Lockdown & Consequences Destroying Americans is Worse than the Virus - The hysteria placing blame on China is #2
4-16-20, Annette -- I think this "China's guilty" harangue is a diversion from the truly dangerous attack on America - what we're doing to ourselves. Rush Limbaugh says it best:
"There are uprisings all over this country against governors and their restrictions. It's happening. People aren't going to put up with this [lockdown]. People instinctively know we got to get back to work. We have to reopen the economy. People instinctively know now that however bad this[Covid-19 virus] is, it isn't as bad as they told us.
Not one model has been even close to correct and everything the medical and health experts have implemented or advised to be implemented have been based on these erroneous models [computers]. The American people are starting to get very suspicious and very frustrated because none of the data matches what we have done here. None of the data matches the behavior.
There is nothing.
There is: American — 22 million people sidelined, 22 million people furloughed, left off. How many of those jobs are even coming back? How many of those businesses are going to reopen?
This is a very, very serious thing — self-inflicted — and the American people are beginning to say, “Why was it done? We’re not dealing with millions of deaths. We’re not dealing with the absolute worst-case scenario.”
Remember, now, the doomsayers always win. The doomsayers get to predict the absolute worst, and then when it comes in far better, they say:
“See? It’s our prediction that made it better. We made people change their behavior.” They never lose. But people are getting wise to it now."
How WHO Became China's Accomplice in the Covid-19 Fiasco
4-2-20, Federalist -- The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is pushing to become a public health superpower & quickly found a willing intl partner - Tedros of the World Health Org [WHO]. Experts report the virus started as early as October, 2019 months before the world was alerted. Reportedly rather than alert nations, China arrested journalists & doctors who tried to sound the alarm and blocked information on social media removing all reports of accurate infection numbers. At the same time WHO representatives gushed in praise of the regime’s response, noting the “Chinese people feel protected.”
The WHO continues to lavishly praise China as they continued to downplay the threat of the coronavirus, taking months to classify it finally as a pandemic because that “might spook the world further.” [..snip] China worked “tirelessly behind the scenes” in lobbing to ensure the election of Tedros, who previously served in the government of the Marxist and violently repressive Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front. This gruesome movement was responsible for gross human right abuses, such as torture, repression, and electoral fraud.
During his tenure as health minister, Tedros was most known to have covered up three cholera outbreaks. [..] The CCP’s near-total takeover of the WHO comes at a sharp human cost, as the world is tragically now realizing. But despite China buying off most WHO officials, the core and plurality of its funding comes from U.S. taxpayers. It’s time for the United States to urgently demand WHO reform before more lives are lost.
[Note: And with an outcry from Nancy Pelosi et al - Pres Trump has begun to withhold funds from W.H.O.] More here and here
Why Did the Lord Jesus Christ Remain on Earth Forty Days in His Resurrected Body?
"Jesus shewed Himself alive after His passion [resurrection] by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: v6 The apostle Paul wrote: “Jesus appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living. v11 Angel said to apostles: Why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
4-16-20, The Lord Jesus arose from the grave and instead of immediately going to heaven ... why? He saw hundreds of people. He ate with His disciples and taught them of their future duties. Christ continued to instruct of His salvation message after His death and resurrection:
- Acts 1:2-3 giving His apostles final instructions
- Luke 24:27 gave apostles history lesson, beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, explaining what the Scriptures said concerning Himself
- Luke 24:32 tells us the disciples’ “hearts burned” as Jesus “opened the Scripture” to them giving them spiritual 'Light.'
- Matthew 28:19 Jesus told them: “Go and make disciples of all nations” by sharing with the world the great things that He has done – and the message of the hope of salvation that only the Lord Jesus could bring to all mankind.
- He appeared to the grave guards who fell as if dead. Matthew 28:4
- He appeared to Mary Magdalene, Matthew 28:6
- He appeared to two men on road to Emmaus: Cleopas and a companion, Luke 24:13-35
- He appeared in upper room to ten apostles and ate some boiled fish, Luke 24:42-43
- He confronted apostle Thomas - the doubter, Luke 24:39
- He helped seven apostles catch fish at the Sea Tiberias then ate breakfast with them of charbroiled fish and bread, John 21:9-14
- He was seen of more than 500 at once, 1 Corinthians 15:6
- He ascended to heaven while apostles watched Acts 1:11
Revelation 1:18 Jesus said, "and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore and I have the keys of death and of Hades." [Romans 6:9]
New York Times Stealth-Edits Biden Sexual Assault Story
4-12-20, DailyCaller -- The New York Times appeared to stealth-edit a recent story about sexual assault allegations against Democrat presidential candidate former Vice President under Obama, Joe Biden while he was a senator from Delaware in the 1990s. The Times ran a story titled,-->
<--“Examining Tara Reade’s Sexual Assault Allegation Against Joe Biden,” where the paper recounts the Biden's Senate staffer’s version of an assault that allegedly took place in 1993 by the senator. After some Twitter users mocked a particular passage in the piece, the Times edited it to remove a brief recounting of past allegations against Biden not noting the changes.
"Obama scared Biden 'will embarrass himself..."
4-14-20, WashTimes -- Former Dem Pres Obama's endorsement of Joe Biden's White House bid was long in coming. Some say the Democrat primary race left him with no other option - so he finally ... after all other Dem candidates dropped out ... endorsed ole Joe.
Reportedly Former Dem Pres Obama tried to talk Biden out of 2020 run...
8-16-19, WashTimes -- According to a new report from the New York Times, Democrat Obama attempted to talk his Vice President Joseph R. Biden out of entering the 2020 Democrat presidential race.
US to ease lockdown after virus passes 'peak'
4-15-20, Pres Trump said he will announce Thursday, 4-16-20 plans for lifting virus lockdowns across the USA as 'peak' passed. Earlier, Germany also unveiled its plans for cautious reopening, becoming ... and Brazil & Sweden never locked down.
Coronavirus crisis: Mr. President, governors, don't pick a date ..
4-1-20, USAToday -- Coronavirus crisis: Mr. President, governors, don't pick a date. Look at the data. We know it's hard to keep the faith when millions of Americans are separated from one another and out of work ...
If the nation is locked down too long; the remedy would have a more devastating impact on the country than the disease. The Brookings Institution predicts that the United States will lose $420 billion in real GDP this year due to the effects of the lockdown & virus.
What Is Your True Purpose
The Prophet Samuel said, "Surely this is the LORD'S anointed."
However the LORD said: "Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart."
4-15-20, Charles Stanley -- What do you live for each day? A pay raise? Retirement? Then perhaps you've discovered the reality that basing aspirations on getting ahead in this world typically ends in disappointment. People with a misguided sense of direction often wonder why they feel unfulfilled.
Maybe you've already realized a goal of saving for the future or moving up the corporate ladder. You give to charity and volunteer at church, but somehow still feel a sense of insignificance or aimlessness. If so, there is a truth you need to hear:
God gives each of us life for a very specific reason: to serve Him.
Nobody finds inner peace without reconciling this fact. Our society teaches us that pleasure, prosperity, position and popularity will make us happy -- but living in the service of "self" always leaves an emptiness no earthly reward can fill.
Besides, worldly philosophy won't stand the test of time. Few of us are going to live even 100 years. So whatever we'll become in this life, we're in the process of becoming that right now. Consider David: he was anointed king long before actually assuming the role (1 Samuel 16:12). He spent many years serving the purpose of God in insignificant places while developing into a great man. As his story shows, discovering God's purpose for your life is the surest path to success.
Our heavenly Father's purpose for our lives comes from His heart of love--which is perfect. None of us can foretell the great things He has in store for us, but we can trust His plan completely. Surrender to Him today and say:
"Not my will, Lord, but Yours be done." Psalm 143:10
Post Covid Lockdown Slowdown and a Positive Outlook:
Pandemic Hardening Can Make America Great
Population not overcrowded - need to spread out
Stop depending on foreign nations for our necessities!
As the USA again undergoes shock, the need to rebuild our nation’s economic health as well as our society will require hard choices beyond throwing more money at the same alphabet soup government agencies that failed to protect us. There are three key areas to think about: biological security, urban living and domestic manufacturing. [..snip]
Before the coronavirus struck in January 2020, progressive policy goals included upping urban density, eliminating single-family zoning, reducing lot size, annexing suburbs to cities, replacing cars with public transit and using mass migration to boost the political power of cities at the expense of rural and suburban areas.
Hardening America against a pandemic requires sprawl, large lot sizes, spread out centers, multiple family cars, reduced immigration, smaller population sizes, and the ‘re-ruralization’ of America. Instead of massive malls selling a thousand flavors of Made in China goods, smaller American businesses should be selling products manufactured in the USA for more decentralized shopping.
The coronavirus showed that tight urban density is hazardous to our health and unnecessary. The modern American city is a dysfunctional apartheid zone with sharply divided upper and lower classes, but no middle class.
Post-coronavirus America doesn’t need more people packed into the already crowded cities it has too many, it needs to spread out across the huge vast emptiness of the central/fly over states. We need more USA factories it has too few. Once the pandemic struck, over crowded cities became viral minefields with too many people and not enough goods. Too many of those goods, especially medical protective equipment, were far away in China especially anti-biotics! More from NBCNews here
The United States has the resources and the territories [see density map here] to become the 'factory' of the world once again.
If we are going to survive the next pandemic, we need more domestic manufacturing that gives us the flexibility to adapt to meet the demands of each new crisis. Pursue independence, personal and national freedom with strong borders, local manufacturing, national defenses and personal property for a great culture of prosperity.
The current downturn caused by the corona virus and lockdown has given us a clear view of what's needed in America again and an opportunity to build a greater and stronger nation. We should not waste it.
- Excerpts from Daniel Greenfield http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2020/04/pandemic-hardening-can-make-america.html
- Square miles of states and population density here
 9/11 Deaths: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_September_11_attacks
Global economy likely to suffer its worst recession since the Great Depression
4-14-20, RT.com/Business -- On Tuesday, 4/14/20 the Intl Monetary Fund (IMF) has dramatically downgraded its outlook on the global economic growth, projecting a sharp contraction for this year saying: “Exceptionally high uncertainty ... the COVID-19 pandemic is inflicting high & rising human costs worldwide & the necessary protection measures are severely impacting economic activity. As a result of the [virus] pandemic, the global economy is projected to contract sharply by 3 percent in 2020, much worse than during the 2008–09 financial crisis.”
In January 2020, the IMF forecasted that the global economy would expand 3.3 percent this year and 3.4 percent in 2021. However now IMF’s chief economist, Gita Gopinath said: -->
<-- “It is very likely that this year the global economy will experience its worst recession since the Great Depression [started in 1929 and lasted until the late 1930] surpassing that seen during the global financial crisis a decade ago.”
Jim Rogers tells 'Boom Bust' ... ‘We are going to have a horrible time as global debt skyrockets. ... Assuming the pandemic fades in the second half of 2020 and that policy actions taken around the world are effective; we project global growth in 2021 to partially rebound to 5.8 percent.”
The current crisis has been dubbed “the Great Lockdown” and “a crisis like no other.” According to the fund, it had received “an unprecedented number of calls for emergency funding,” with more than 90 nations (out of its 189 members) having asked for financial support.
From snopes.com: "Gates is not interested in using vaccines to reduce the population by using them as an agent of death or a tool to sterilize unsuspecting masses. Rather, Gates is interested in keeping more children alive in order to reduce the need for parents to have more children, thus limiting the overall population growth rate.As evidenced in a 2014 paper published in Science that attempted to calculate future population growth, not everyone is convinced childhood mortality is the smoking gun to quell population growth... more here: archive.is/fqvuk
World: From Utah to Iceland to Israel Increased Seismic Activity
The Lord GOD said: It shall come to pass when Gog [prince of Turkey] shall come against the land of Israel that My fury shall come up. For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking [earthquake] in the land of Israel; So that the fishes of the sea, fowls of heaven, beasts of the field, all creeping things and all mankind upon the face of the earth, shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, steep places shall fall and every wall shall fall to the ground... The Apostle John saw: "the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And every island fled away and the mountains were not found."
4-13-20, Earthquakes are rocking the world including Israel. The center of the U.S. and awakening of several of the thousands of the earth's volcanoes. Many believe this is another sign of the Lord Jesus' soon return: [1 Thessalonians 4:16]
March 2020 EARTHQUAKES IN CENTRAL U.S:
- On March 31, 2020 a 6.5 magnitude shook Idaho, generating a multitude of avalanches. In April 238 aftershocks have hit Idaho; five were substantial 4.0 to 6.5.
- On March 18, 2020 a 5.7 mag hit Salt Lake City, Utah, approximately 340 miles away from the Idaho epicenter. Since there have been 886 aftershocks in Utah.
- Recently in Wyoming at Yellowstone Natl Park over 111 earthquakes have been recorded. The park is seismically active with more than 10,000 thermal features with more than 500 geysers. The Yellowstone caldera is listed as the most dangerous supervolcano in existence.
2020 Volcano Activity Worldwide:
- April 14, 2020 Mammoth lake California continues to 'rattle:' Volcano activity ongoing more here
- On April 10, 2020 Indonesia’s Krakatoa volcano had two relatively small eruptions. The most recent eruption was in 2018, generating a tsunami and killing 437 people.
- January 21, the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland volcano and 8,000 earthquakes with new activity. The underground volcano is about 30 miles southwest of Iceland’s capital and only nine miles from Iceland’s intl airport. Also a nearby geothermal powerplant which could be endangered by volcanic activity.
- On April 10, 2020 in Israel’s Arava region had a 3.6 mag.
- On April 5, 2020 there was a 4.3 mag epicenter in the Red Sea about 60 miles south of Eilat with over 30 aftershocks.
- On Feb 6, 2020 a 3.8 mag quake hit off the coast of Haifa
4-11-20, Jakarta Post -- Mount Merapi eruption on Feb. 13, 2020 is not alone; three more volcanoes—Mount Kerinci in West Sumatra, Mount Semeru in East Java and Mount Merapi in Central Java—showed elevated activity on Friday, Apr 10, 2020 on the same day that Anak Krakatau erupted. According to 'Volcanology and Geological Hazard Center' the activity at the four mountains was unrelated to one another, as each volcano had a different magma chamber. Volcanic and tectonic activity is the norm in Indonesia, which is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area where many volcanoes and earthquakes are formed and they eruptions happen every day.
Anak Krakatau, a volcano that emerged from the remains of the biggest volcano blast recorded by the Krakatau volcano in 1883, erupted twice on Friday, 4/10/20 spewing out a 500-meter-high column of ash during the second eruption, which lasted more than 38 minutes.
Reporter from Israel, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “Even though Jerusalem is over 3,600 feet higher than the Dead Sea, the mountaintop capital is actually quite close to the sea, making it likely that a major earthquake in the geologically active Jordan Rift would be the source of the earthquake that is prophesied to drastically change the topography of Jerusalem in the end-of-days.” Daniel 12:1-13; Revelation 1:7, 11:18
In Revelation 6:14, 16:20 and Isaiah 54:10; Nahum 1:5:
"And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places."
Brazilian Leader Jair Bolosonaro Refuses Suicidal Lock ...
Sweden challenges scientific mainstream by refusing to lock
4-9-20, KTLA.com -- Much of Europe is still on coronavirus lockdown, with severe restrictions ... Sweden challenges scientific mainstream by refusing to lock down. Swedish government is confident its policy can work. Foreign Minister Ann Linde recently said that US Pres Trump was “factually wrong” to suggest that Sweden was following the “herd immunity” theory — of letting enough people catch the virus while protecting the vulnerable, meaning a country’s population builds up immunity against the disease.She said, “No lockdown and we rely very much on people taking responsibility themselves.”
Appx 20% of global population under coronavirus lockdown ...
3-24-20, Guardian -- On average world deaths before Covid-19:
Worldwide Coronavirus [Covid-19] by the numbers: April 13, 2020
2-3-20, CNBC -- This 2020 flu season:
- The flu remains a higher threat to U.S. public health than the new coronavirus.
- This flu season alone has sickened at least 19 million across the U.S. and led to 10,000 deaths and 180,000 hospitalizations.
Complete and Effective Dominion
"Death no longer has dominion over Him.…the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God…"
4-12-20, * -- God's word tells us we shall have eternal life; it's the life Jesus Christ exhibited. It is this same eternal life as the Lord has; not simply a copy of it, which is made evident in our mortal flesh when we are born again [John 3:3, 7, 16]. Eternal life is not a gift from God; eternal life is the gift of God. Once we've made that complete and effective decision about sin; the energy and the power which was so very evident in the Lord Jesus will be exhibited in us by an act of the absolute sovereign grace of God:
“You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…” (Acts 1:8)
Once we make the decision to be identified with with the Lord Jesus, the life that is Him becomes ours because of His sacrifice on the cross. If it's difficult to get right with God, it's because we refuse to make this moral decision about sin. However, once we do decide, the full life of God comes in immediately.
Jesus came to give us an endless supply of life— “…that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:19). The only Source of life is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Even the weakest saint [1 Corinthians 1:2] can experience power over past disobedience to God when he or she is willing to “let go” turning from their sinful life to holiness that can only be found in the Lord Jesus. We will slowly, but surely become the strong believer the Lord has intended us to be. The great full life of God will grow in us, penetrating every part. Then Jesus will have complete and effective dominion in us, and people will take notice that we have been with Him. Mark 10:29-30; Acts 1:8, 2:24; Romans 6:9-11; Ephesians 3:19
Source archives of Oswald Chambers here
THE CRISIS WE SHOULD ALL PREP FOR
what folks 150 years ago called daily life:
...no electrical power, no refrigerators, no Internet, no computers, no TV, no hyperactive law enforcement, and no Safeway or Walmart.
They got things done or else we wouldn't be here!
[ Note: I haven't purchased the book but agree with the following.--Annette]
- remedies used by our ancestors for centuries
- plants that grow in your backyard or around your house used for healing
- 25 other survival foods that we've lost to history
- techniques and methods used by the wise sheriffs from the frontiers to defend an entire village despite being outnumbered and outgunned by gangs of robbers and bandits, and how you can use their wisdom to defend your home against looters when you'll be surrounded.
- ammunition shortages how to hunt eight deer with six bullets,and why their supply of ammo never ran out.
- "The Art of Poultice." If you explore the ingredients from which our forefathers made poultices,you'll be totally surprised by the similarities with modern medicines.
- how Native Americans built subterranean roundhouse an underground house that today will serve you as a storm shelter, a perfectly camouflaged hideout, or a bunker. It can easily shelter three to four families, you'll be able to call all your loved ones and offer them guidance and shelter? It also makes an awesome root cellar where you can keep all your food and water reserves year-round
- how to preserve water ... More here
Trump spends Easter weekend pondering the 'biggest decision to reopen country"
4-11-20, ABCNews, KVIA.com -- Pres Trump will watch Easter come and go; now in public, Pres Trumphas been coy about offering a specific date for reopening the country after he was forced to back off his initial Easter timetable. But internally officials are pushing to do so by next month and there are specific discussions underway about May 1, 2020. According to health experts -->
<-- and senior admin officials, key to any reopening of the nation is the ability to offer widespread testing and institute surveillance systems that would identify new outbreaks. The White House has worked to develop a more robust testing strategy, including shipping new rapid tests developed by Abbott Laboratories to states. Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, pleaded with state health officials during a briefing on Tuesday to get their Abbott testing devices online. More here
We Go Back to Work or We Surrender - the US Govt Can't Handout Enough to Sustain the Nation!
4-7-20, Rush Limbaugh-- When we go back to work, people are gonna die, because people die every day in America from a wide variety of things. And the first COVID-19 death after we go back to work, every reporter in America will be there and will be blaming President Trump for it. I'm scared to death for everybody, because there has to be an end to this!
The USA economy has to sustain itself. We can't support this country on donations, gifts or by confiscating the wealth [taxes] of other people. This health of America's economy has to be roaring and producing its own GDP.
Before this fiasco happened the sum total of ALL US economic activity was $22 trillion. The richest man in America has $78 billion, not even close to $1 trillion! Nice that Bill Gates sent five or 10 billion to the New York hospitals. To put it in perspective, $1 trillion is equal to a million millionaires and we just printed many trillion to handout $1,200 to everybody. We have to do it, if we're gonna shut down the government, if we're gonna shut down the economy, there have to be alternatives. [..snip] -->
Hospitals stay alive because people get sick and go to them. Doctors and nurses get paid treating them. Getting sick and dying is part of life. Hospital services is part of the economy. Every industry has to have activity in it, and there must be a pursuit of profit in most of it or it's not gonna sustain or exist.[..snip]
The people of this country are key to the nation rebounding and they're not being unleashed. They're being sequestered. Some have already been wiped out, and it is a painful thing to see and to experience.
From the 'American Greatness' website: 'Doctors, doctored numbers and Democracy' Angelo Codevilla on Dr. Fauci: The most important fact about COVID-19, its true mortality rate, is the number who die of the virus divided by the number infected by it. No algorithms. Simple arithmetic. "98% of the people that get it recover from it. "
In short, Fauci, et al., are showing themselves to be typical of our bureaucracy: over-credentialed, entrusted with too much power, and dangerously incompetent." ... "President Trump, as well as the governors of some states, have been stampeded out of their common sense into shutting down the country until further notice. -->
... It's like living under climate change computer models and turning life over to them.
"Backed by the media, Fauci and company have contended that actions by anybody, ordinary citizens, elected officials, or physicians that do not follow proper bureaucratic procedures are illegitimate." [..snip]
Rasmussen poll from 'Just the News' shows that Americans are worried about loss of income than their own health during the pandemic edicts. Apparently government employees are still receiving their paychecks; but millions of average Americans and businesses are not.
They're telling us [the USA] it's never gonna be normal again -- "normal" meaning a roaring, robust economy with a multitude of opportunity for people who want to access it. There has to be a way to do both of these things at the same time.
The patience of many Americans for obeying a government is nearing an end...
Full report here
Sunday Worship Hymns
Carman 'PEACE LIKE A RIVER!"
The Normalcy Virus or Blessed Hope?
"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ." The Apostle Paul said, "I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
4-12-20, John Haller's weekly prophecy update covers "Resurrection Sunday" [aka Easter] ... so why do you look for the living among the dead?
Although the world is hysterically overreacting to a new virus [Covid-19 or Corona] our perspective,s as Christians, should not change simply because the world does. We do have a world that is far from "normal;" however we Christians have a Blessed Hope [Titus 2:13] in Whom we implicitly trust. So despite the world being engulfed by widespead fear and uncertainty of:
- Virus pandemic, social distancing, unemployment soaring
- Weather anomalies
- Pestilence of insects, locusts
- Volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes [today, Easter Sunday]
- Islamic nation of Turkey rattling sabers
- Oil plummeting to $20 per barrel [or less]
- Maersk shipping containers empty and many of the ships carrying agricultural products are roaming the high seas with no place to sell the foot because no one is buying.
- Powers that 'be' endorsing and preparing a "digital tattoo" that mimic nanochipping to identify all humanity supposedly to keep us save from disease [ha!]
Should we born again believers [John 3:3,7] react the same way as those with no hope?
The Lord Jesus Christ says, "Do Not Fear." For He is risen, and has gone to prepare a place [John 14:3], for those who repent [Luke 13:5] put their trust in Him [Hebrews 2:10-13]. Someday soon, He will return for each of us, either when our individual allotted days are over (Psalm 37:18) or when He comes back to claim His church in one giant, glorious harpazo [rapture 1 Thessalonians 4:16].
If you are not among God's born again believers; regardless of how far you may have fallen it's not too late to call upon the name of the Lord and be redeemed. [Romans 10:13] Now is the time to seek His face, confessing your sins in repentance trusting the Lord Jesus [John 14:6] to save you and from this day forward live to honor and obey Him.
We are only the ambassadors, carrying an urgent message of the good news 'Gospel' of Christ Jesus to a lost and dying world.
Praise His holy name! [Luke 19:10]
See John's one hour twenty-three minute video here
The promise of Christianity is that all believers will someday be raised from the dead. The Holy Bible reports of the many who were raised and will be raised. Among others, Jairus daughter, Lazarus, Dorcas - but the Lord Jesus WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO RAISED 'HIMSELF' from death and in the future all who are believers in the Lord who are asleep in their graves will arise and all future born again believers who pass from this world will also be raised. Hallelujah!
"From Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen." Revelation 1:5-6
4-12-20, The Lord & 👑King Jesus Christ came as an innocent baby, lived an austere life doing many miracles preaching His good news of salvation to all who would repent and trust Him for eternal life. Removing the curse of sin for all born again [John 3:3,7] believers when He shed His perfect blood on the cross and rising from the grave. He is alive forevermore and so shall all who are His flock. Praise God He arose!! Luke 24:6; Matthew 28:5-6; Mark 16:6; 2 Corinthians 5:17 🙏🏻
- sad, John 14:1
- have sinned, Psalm 51:1
- facing danger, Psalm 91:1
- faith needs stimulation, Hebrews 11:1
- alone and sad, Psalm 23:1
The Lord Jesus said to:
"PRAY & WATCH"
Mark 13:33, 37
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
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