DON'T BE A FOOLISH OLD MAN
Voter ID laws are inherently reasonable, not racist
7-23-12, CSMonitor.com -- Analogies between voter ID laws and Jim Crow poll taxes are absurd. The overwhelming majority of potential voters have government-issued identification. And those states that have passed voter ID laws have created mechanisms for those who don’t have drivers’ licenses to obtain a free ID. This bears no resemblance to a poll tax or any other segregationist tactic. While any interaction with a state bureaucracy may well be unpleasant, it is not likely to be much more of a bother than registering to vote in the first place.
Unless the desired outcome here is that anyone ought to be able to show up at the polls without proof of identity, their place of residence, or even citizenship, at some point election officials have a right to ask who they are.Ensuring the integrity of our electoral process ought not to be a partisan issue. While states can do a better job promoting voter registration or the process by which non-drivers get IDs, the Jim Crow canard is a bogus argument that demeans the cause of civil rights. All citizens must be allowed to vote, but it is eminently reasonable as well as constitutional and feasible for all qualified voters to be able to prove their identity.
HOW to FIX THE CHURCH?
OUR MOST CRITICAL NEED?
Jesus said, "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of My mouth. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”
12-11-17, * – The body of Christian evangelical believers [Church] have gone over to the world in abject surrender avoiding only a few of the grosser sins. When viewing the religious scene, we are tempted to fix one or another weakness and say, "This is what's wrong with the church; now we can recapture the glory of the early church and have pentecostal times back with us again." This is over simplification of the overall problem and lack of discretion in leadership. [Revelation 3:15-16] When dealing with anything as complex as faith and our eternal destiny the lack of spiritual discernment especially among leaders is the great deficiency. [Proverbs 2:11, 3:21-22] (..snip)
Something like a mist has settled over the church as "the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations." (Isaiah 25:7) Such a veil once descended upon Israel: "For their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.” 2 Corinthians 3:14-16
We desperately need leaders who can see through the “mist.” Unless they come soon, it will be too late for this generation. And if they do come, we will no doubt crucify a few of them in the name of our worldly orthodoxy. The downward slide of evangelism accepting the degenerate form of Christianity; being busy by gathering converts with no questions asked. There must be a strong break with that irresponsible, amusement-mad, paganized, pseudo-religion that too often passes for the Christian faith. The liberal lukewarm church has moved farther and farther from people actually being born again in true repentance and devotion to serving the Lord Jesus. This is a serious departure from Christ's true Gospel. [John 14:6] *Excerpted and adapted full original message from A.W. Tozer [1897-1963] here
Senator Rand Paul Releases Summer
2019 Edition of 'The Waste' [here]
Totals up over $50 billion in waste
- building up Tunisia’s political system
- Pakistani film industry
- supporting “green growth” in Peru
- teaching English and IT skills at Madrassas
- studying frog mating calls $467,000
- making improper payments to Medicare $48 billion, and more
*Excerpted full 20 page waste list here https://www.paul.senate.gov/news/dr-rand-paul-releases-summer-2019-edition-‘-waste-report’ or here https://www.scribd.com/document/406369348/Dr-Paul-s-Spring-2019-Waste-in-Full-Bloom-Edition-of-The-Waste-Report#from_embed
January 1, 2017, Impeaching Trump Begin Now!
1-1-17, Robert Kuttner, HuffPost / REUTERS -- "Donald Trump is wildly unfit to be president, and he will demonstrate that in ways that break the law and violate the Constitution." Since the election, there have been three wishful efforts by the leftist Democrats to keep businessman Donald John Trump from the US presidency:
- a recount doomed by a lack of evidence
- a futile campaign to flip Trump electors
- and an even more improbable drive to get the Supreme Court to annul the 2016 election.
Mostly Same Reasons Leftist Big Government Dems Hate Him
10-2-18, More than anything else, the 2016 presidential election was a referendum against the media, big government, elitists, high taxes and status quo. The people voted FOR cleaning out the swamp of politicians who have been entrenched in Washington for decades. For jobs, life, family, God and Guns! Although the anti-America haters in the media threw everything possible at him—coverage has been over 90% negative... the voters still love Pres Trump. The thousands of people who stand in line at his rallys prove it! Don't believe the media and the polls. More here
2019 Thanksgiving Storm Ezekiel Harbinger??
God warned Ezekiel to be a watchman unto the house of Israel: He said to give them warning when I say unto the wicked, "Thou shalt surely die" and you didn't warn them to stop their wicked ways to save their life, the same wicked people will die their their iniquity; but their blood I will require from YOU. However, if you warn the wicked, and he does NOT turn from his wickedness he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered your own soul. Also, because you warned the righteous man, not to sin and he doesn't sin, he and you both shall surely live.
11-28-19, The most powerful winter storm to hit the west coast in ages has been named Winter Storm Ezekiel by the Weather Channel. This “historic storm” is going to make Thanksgiving 2019 travel an absolute nightmare for millions of people. This is a very dangerous storm, and it is extremely unusual to be witnessing this sort of weather along the USA west coast in the month of November. Over the next couple of days, this “historic” storm will absolutely hammer the western third of the nation before moving into the Midwest…
There is heavy snowfall combined with winds gusts of “over 70 mph” will create severe blizzard conditions in some areas, and in some places travel will be close to impossible. Meteorologists are telling us that 'Ezekiel' is likely to “undergo bombogenesis” before it comes ashore and that would officially make it a “bomb cyclone.”
The Christian Evangelist David Wilkerson once declared that warnings for America would come from unusual places because so many of those that should be warning America about what is ahead are silent.
So could it be possible that “Ezekiel” is meant as some sort of a harbinger?
Of course many people will dismiss the name of this storm as “just a coincidence,” and perhaps they are correct; however few things in life are just a coincidence. The Bible's Old Testament prophet Ezekiel was sent by almighty God to warn the exiles of Israel to turn back to Him; and that the people of Judah that the city of Jerusalem was going to fall because of their extreme wickedness.
His warnings turned out to be accurate. The city of Jerusalem was once the center of the most powerful nation on Earth, but the people abandoned God and just about every form of evil that you can possibly imagine exploded in their society. After a series of warnings, Jerusalem was conquered, and the people of Judah were taken into exile. God warned about what will happen if he doesn’t warn the people… Ezekiel was faithful in warning the people about what was coming, but most of them did not listen.
The people of ancient Israel were warned to turn from their wicked ways, but they did not listen and currently the exact same pattern is being played out in America. Just because most people are not listening does not mean that we should stop warning. The scripture is clear that IF we fail to warn the people, their blood could end up on our hands once disaster finally strikes. [2 Kings 17:13-14]
The Apostle Paul told the Jews that Jesus was THE CHRIST:
And when they opposed and blasphemed, Paul shook clothes saying:
"Your blood be upon your own heads."
Ways to Win the Thanksgiving Argument
11-28-19, Thanksgiving dinner isn't the Supreme Court so if there's a disagreement & you're prepared with information & knowledge ... factoring in the importantance of staying away from controversial topics like politics & sour memories all should be well.
Funny Conversation Starters for Your Thanksgiving Table
10-30-19, RealSimple.com -- Equipping ourselves with more than just Thanksgiving appetizers, dinner and desserts so the meal will be as delightful as possible ... here are some humorous conversation starters...
Modern Day ‘Churches’ With Watered Down Gospel of Christ
Grievous Wolves Will Enter Deceiving Many
The human sinful mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. They have itching ears wanting only to hear pleasant words. Only when mankind is transformed from their natural state to Christ; can we please God.
11-27-19, * -- Sadly the world now has “Christless Christianity.” It’s a form of religiosity that whittles away the difficult terms of discipleship embracing only those elements of God’s word [the Holy Bible] that the sinful masses find pleasing allowing them to continue in their wicked behaviors. It’s a belief that being “good” or “nice” “not doing big sins like murder!” They think this is all that’s necessary to please God to earn a Hell-less eternity; in their ignorance they believe the work of Christ, repentance and obedience to Him is unnecessary. [Luke 13:3; John 14:6]
Christless Christianity is a watered-down version of Christianity that’s quickly replacing doctrinal purity, while professing itself to be biblical. It presents the Bible as if it were a collection of Aesop’s fables—a bunch of unrelated stories with a nice moral at the end of each. This approach ignores the grand theme of Scripture—God’s redemption of sinful mankind—and the centrality of Christ the Savior. Rather than creating self-denying disciples (Matthew 28:19), the message of Christless Christianity creates adherents who are “lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power.” [2 Timothy 3:1-2, 3-4, 5-7]
The Bible warns that, as history draws to a close, much of the opposition to truth will come not from the outside the church; but from within the ranks (2 Peter 2:1–2; Acts 20:29–30). External opposition is usually easy to identify as an enemy. However, internal compromise is decay that may not show externally for some time; it’s internal rot that’s little more than a platform for self-help seminars and self-affirming messages also proclaiming God wanting us all prosperous.
Some pastors may speak often of “God,” but rarely discuss the person and work of Jesus Christ. When the Lord Jesus is mentioned, He is presented as merely the ticket to God’s blessing for our earthly lives. Christ Himself was little more than a good moral teacher, and it is His “teachings” we should seek to follow rather than the Son of God Himself. They often focus upon Jesus’ words that appeal to their humanitarian ideals, not the ones about taking repentance of sin and turning our lives over to the Lord for redemption and forgiveness. (Luke 9:23; Matthew 8:34; 16:24)
Christless Christianity masquerades as the real gospel of Jesus Christ, and, for countless seekers and those ignorant of the Bible, it appears to offer everything they are looking for. It gives them “all this and heaven too,” while requiring nothing of them in this life.
We cannot remove Christ from Christianity; the Apostle Paul said:
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Jesus Who called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, “If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:6-9
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”
1 Corinthians 1:18
We must fix our eyes on the Messiah Jesus Christ (Hebrews 12:2) a Christless Christianity is not Christianity at all. Without Jesus there is no salvation. (John 14:6, 15:4-5)
*Excerpted and adapted full original report by J.I. Packer here
We now know that solar panels generate “tons of toxic waste.” A short list follows:
- Maintenance is required and maintenance and replacement
- Solar farms and solar panels are/were heavily subsidized by governments. Obama's subsidies have stopped - Solyndra went bankrupt and left taxpayers holding the bag for $535 million in federal loans.
- Producing crystalline silicon from silicon results in a lot of input loss. “Sawing c-Si into the thin wafers used in panels creates a significant amount of waste silicon dust, up to 50 percent of which is lost in the air and water used to rinse the wafers. The process of making crystalline silicon from silicon is also inefficient; as much as 80 percent of the raw silicon is lost in the process.
- Dr. David Nguyen, a cancer biologist, remarked, “The toxic chemicals in solar panels include cadmium telluride, copper indium selenide, cadmium gallium (di)selenide, copper indium gallium (di)selenide, hexafluoroethane, lead, and polyvinyl fluoride. Additionally, silicon tetrachloride, a byproduct of producing crystalline silicon, is highly toxic.”
There are no salvageable parts on a solar panel so it must be decomposed, and the chemicals disposed of properly. According to Deutsche Welle, Sulphur hexafluoride, a greenhouse gas released during solar panel production, is 22,800 times more potent than CO2. [..snip]
In Vienna on Dec 9, 2019, prompted by climate change activists and U.N. climate change propaganda organizations, students and parents in Fairfax County are organizing a climate strike calling for a Green New Deal.
Considering all the toxicity in the production and recycling of solar panels, how is that net-zero carbon working out? Electric school buses get their electricity from fossil fuels, natural gas, hydro, and nuclear power simply because 0.02 percent is not enough electricity generated by solar power for our huge economy. More here
Information about first Pilgrim 'Thanksgiving' serving approximately 50 Pilgrims and 90 Indians - In 1621 Edward Winslow, an English leader with the Pilgrims wrote home to a friend in Holland:
“Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. At which time, amongst other recreations, we exercised our arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the plantation and bestowed on our governor, and upon the captain and others.” More here
Responding to Life's Trials
Do Not Lose Heart
Apostle Peter admonished disciples of Christ: “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”
2-27-19, Bonny Mulder-Behnia -- Jesus healed a man who was blind since birth. Jesus mixed His own saliva with some dirt, spread the muddy mixture on the man’s eyes and told him to go and wash in a pool—and the man received sight [John 9:6]. For his entire life, this man had seen nothing but darkness, but Jesus gifted him with seeing eyes after proclaiming, “I am the light of the world” (John 9:5).
The apostle Paul advises God’s people not to lose heart when the troubles of this life dim our outlook on the future. When we are discouraged by the wickedness of sin and injustice of the world, a broken relationship, a tough situation at work, a grim financial outlook, a health crisis and more it can feel like we are sitting in a dark room. We may ask, “How will this ever be resolved?”
It’s all about perspective and what we focus on. We can sit around with mud on our eyes, or we can wash it off and see the light of Jesus. [John 8:12]
Whatever ‘state’ we’re in; whether joyful or dreadful … just wait it’ll change.
Paul says the problems we see are temporary, but the hope we have in Jesus—though unseen—is eternal. [2 Corinthians 4:18] Christians share a bright future in Jesus Christ, Who is the light of the world. [John 8:12]
"The abundant grace [of God] might, through the thanksgiving of many, greatly contribute to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:15-18
Revisionist History of Thanksgiving Disputed
What’s The Truth About The First Thanksgiving?
-- Michael Medved
Radio host and bestselling author, Michael Medved corrects these mistaken claims by setting the record straight about the first Thanksgiving the Pilgrims & Indians. He explains that the revisionist narrative of Pilgrims as “arrogant oppressors” is wrong on every count:
- the Pilgrims did not flee persecution as they had been living for over a decade in the tolerant nation of Holland , free from the religious restrictions of the Church of England.
- they sailed to America to prevent their children from being “seduced” by the materialistic Dutch culture.
- They risked their dangerous 1620 AD voyage to a wilderness continent not because they were running from oppression; but because they were running toward holiness – fulfilling a fateful mission to build an ideal Christian commonwealth.
- They never invaded an Indian settlement. Instead, they stumbled upon a previously deserted Indian village with stored food supplies and a fresh water source.
- they wanted to pay the natives for the corn, but all the village’s inhabitants had died from a plague—most likely smallpox--before the Pilgrims’ arrival.
- Within a few months, the Pilgrims encountered the Indian “Squanto”  who had grown up in the village, but was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Spain. When he finally returned home, he found that his friends and family had been wiped out by disease.
- Squanto helped the Pilgrims plant crops; and miraculously he spoke English helping the Pilgrims plant crops and negotiate trade agreements with Massasoit, the region’s most important Indian chief. He had already embraced Christianity; Pilgrim leader William Bradford called Squanto “a special instrument sent of God for their good.”
- The second Thanksgiving [1623 AD] Gov William Bradford reported they prayed and fasted asking God to end the drought … and HE did!
The Pilgrims left a legacy of unshakable confidence and gratefulness [thanksgiving!] in God’s protection – not for special privileges, but for special responsibilities. They saw themselves as instruments, not authors, of God’s mysterious master plan.
*More from Prager U and here
 Holland here
 Squanto here
Washington Post Slammed for calling Islamic terrorist, leader of ISIS fiend "religious leader"
10-28-19, NYPost -- The Washington Post has come under fire for an online obituary headline referring to ISIS fiend Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — who detonated a suicide vest committing suicide with three of his children an 'austere religious scholar'
Washington Post Changes al-Baghdadi Headline
10-28-19, Yahoo.com -- The Washington Post changed the headline of its obituary for the ruthless killer & leader of the Islamic terror group ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who was a brutal Muslim terrorist who threatened our country & is responsible for the death of American citizens ... he was not an “austere religious scholar.”
10-18-19, NYTimes -- Presidential hopeful Democrat from Hawaii Ms Tulsi Gabbard fights back after Mrs Clinton waded into the Democrat primary suggesting that Russia was backing Representative Tulsi Gabbard...
“Jesus Christ IS THE MESSIAH”
-- Amir Tsarfati*, Jew in Israel
Jesus was born of a virgin in Bethlehem; He was called out of Egypt, despised and rejected by men, riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. His hands and feet pierced and His garments cast lots for and divided; He was killed for the sake of others, buried among the rich at His death and His death leads to the justification of others!!
11-25-19, * -- "Jesus is the Messiah” and He’s all over the Old Testament! The first time I read the New Testament was in my time of Israeli military service; I was reading in a tank while being serviced by mechanics. I would sneak into the tank with a small New Testament that I kept in my pocket. I would read it with a little flashlight and I was amazed. It’s for non-Jews about a non-Jewish thing, directing someone to a non-Jewish faith. It had quotations of the Old Testament that I knew. It’s about our Messiah and how He [Jesus Christ] came to the lost sheep of the house of Israel!!
One of the primary [and foolish] arguments for denying there is a God and Jesus Christ is the Messiah is the lack of evidence. However, the Bible tells us there's evidence all around us [Numbers 14:21; Romans 1:20] as documented within its pages. Philosophers pose four questions regarding life that they say demand an answer; the Bible answers these questions, not with theories and speculation, but empirical evidence and facts that can be observed by anyone at any given point in history. The questions are:
- Origin: Where did we come from? Answer: The truth is that the elusive matter of origin [even evolutionary biologists admit they cannot explain with facts] and observable evidence is clearly presented in Genesis and is consistent with what we observe in our world today. There's a night-day cycle that repeats itself every 24 hours, there're still two great lights in the sky, one lesser and one greater (moon and sun) the animal kingdom is still procreating “after its kind”, the seas are still divided from the dry land and, contrary to what we hear today, there're still twp genders of humans: male and female. All this recorded in Genesis 1:1, Genesis 2:1. [Romans 1:20]
- Meaning: What is the purpose of life? Mankind was created in the image and likeness of God for the purpose of fellowship with Him. It also answers the question of morality as man severed that intimate fellowship with God they once enjoyed by disregarding God’s word and warning about a single tree in the garden that they were not to eat from.
- Morality: Is there a single moral standard for all peoples? The moral failures of man introduced death into God’s perfect creation, and yet, God offers eternal life to the perishing through His Son, Jesus Christ.
- Destiny: What happens after we die? There is an inseparable link between the last two demands of the Philosopher, morality and destiny. The Bible answers both those questions in a single verse - Romans 6:23 - "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
We find empirical evidence that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the living God in the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible all of these things written hundreds of years before they ever happened - a short list follows:
• Born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14)
• Bethlehem (Micah 5:2)
• Called out of Egypt (Hosea 11:1)
• Despised and rejected by men (Isaiah 53:3)
• Riding into Jerusalem on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9)
• His hands and feet pierced and His garments cast lots for and divided (Psalm 22:16-18)
• Killed for the sake of others (Daniel 9:26)
• Buried among the rich at His death (Isaiah 53:9)
• His death leads to the justification of others (Isaiah 53:11)
- All Jesus' apostles except John died horrific martyrs death. They would not deny Him. Acts 7:1-58 - The ONLY way by which any person can safely arrive in heaven is through Jesus; His apostles knew WHO HE WAS! [John 14:6]
If you want to know the origin of the universe, man and all living things, read the Bible. If you want to know the meaning of life, read the Bible. If you want to know the moral code of God, read the Bible. If you want to know about life after death, read the Bible.
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus! Revelation 22:20
Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:1-6
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Amir Tsarfati here
More about martyrs for the Lord here
* About Amir Tsarfati: Born in Israel and since fulfilling his mandatory service in the Israeli military, he's a major in the IDF Reserve. After his conversion becoming a born again Jewish man trusting Jesus Christ as HIS MESSIAH; in 2001 he became founder and president of Behold Israel – a non-profit organization providing reliable sources of news and information about Israel from within the powerful context of Bible history and prophecy. He is married to Miriam, they have four children. His home overlooks the valley of Megiddo (Armageddon) which is a constant reminder of the call that the Lord Jesus has placed on him to teach - from the Bible - what God’s plans are for the end of times. His occupation is a tour guide to the Jewish nation of Israel.
President Trump Was Right About Sweden:
Muslim AK-47s & Bombings Turn Sweden Into War Zone
- this isn’t just Islamic terrorism; it’s a war going on everyday
There have been 187 bomb attacks this year. In just 1 week in August, there were three major bombings. Much of the violence is concentrated in [Muslim onclave] Malmo which experienced 58 bombings in 2017.
Swedish authorities and its media rarely discuss or name the perpetrators. A recent shooting left Jaffar Ibrahim, a 15-year-old boy, dead; shot in a Malmo pizzeria. The shooting attack was preceded by a car bombing which was used as a diversion. Nine out of 10 shooters are foreign immigrants or the children of foreign migrants. However, Muslim gang violence in Sweden isn’t just its problem anymore; also in:
- Copenhagen with explosions outside a police station and a tax office over the summer. The targets were political and the bombs weren’t fireworks or hand grenades, but commercial explosives used for demolitions. The suspects turned out to be criminals who had entered from Sweden. Denmark has reacted to the terror traffic from Sweden by imposing border controls on bridge crossings.
Europe’s open infrastructure, its rejection of national and regional borders, has worsened the problem. From the mass flow of migrants from Muslim countries to the ease with which Muslim gang members move between European countries, the lack of border security has made the conquest of Europe easy.
Government [Sociaist] agencies suggest a comforting message that the solution to Islamic violence is social welfare. Their answer to everything. It's been tried but Muslim migrants are so deep in the social welfare system that they often never leave it. The gang members and ISIS terrorists are the welfare system’s children.
While the same old lies keep being told, the bombs keep going off, the bullets keep flying and AK-47 fire is heard in broad daylight; the Islamic terrorists are protected while they kill law abiding citizens. In the USA presidential hopeful Socialist Bernie Sanders would like America to be more like Sweden ; causing taxes to fund social welfare programs for killers. *Excerpted and adapted full original report from Daniel Greenfield here
In 2017 President Trump was right about Sweden. Sweden is the tip of the Spear in the multicultural attack on Western nations. On Jan 3, 2017 Vice Prime Min Mona Sahlin of Sweden said, “I think it is that which makes many Swedes so envious of immigrant groups. They have a culture, an identity, a history, something that binds them. And what do we have? We have Midsummer Eve and such silly things.”
This sort of insanity is rampant on the Left. They view thousands of years of Nordic culture as irrelevant and manufactured on the back of white privilege. They don’t allow their rich history to bind them with their countrymen because to do so would be a racist declaration of self-determination. In defiance of this fabricated “racism” they instead make excuses for foreign ideology and culture. Recently a court ruled that it was legal to fly an ISIS flag which should come as no surprise after their expert on Islamophobia left the country to join ISIS.
No Carolina Five Men Arrested Fishing Without License
8-14-2008, FreeRepublic -- Alamance County, N.C. Wildlife Comm say not unusual to arrest people for fishing without a license. According to court documents, Juan Arias, 23; Jose Ernesto, 21; Javier Jimenez, 30; Edwin Alexander Marquez Rosa, 26 & Tony Ordaz, 34 were arrested and put under a $200 bond to be released; but it was discovered they were illegal migrants in the US... they were taken to the county jail.
Florida USA Fines for Fishing Without a License
11-24-19, Fishing in Florida without a license is a level one violation under Section 379.354 of the Florida statutes and considered a noncriminal infraction. Level one violations involving fishing license requirements carry a civil penalty equal to the cost of the license plus $50. However, if you were previously cited for fishing without a license in Florida within the past 36 months, your fine increases to the cost of the license plus $100.
"Empire of Signs"
"Burden valley of vision..."
11-24-19, John Haller's weekly prophecy update again covers world events we just do not see on traditional news media. Signs are used to inform, direct and warn containing information that must be read, interpreted and understood. As of late, those signs are pointing to the infamous "convergence of events" that the Apostle John frequently refers, all focused on a small, seemingly insignificant parcel of land in the Eastern Mediterranean - the Jewish state of Israel.
As we watch the pieces fall into place just as God has warned us, we must not face the future with fear or trepidation. We must be awake and aware, and we must spend our time sharing the truth of God's Word with all who will hear it so that they too, may rejoice in the comfort and assurance that God has paid the price for their shortcomings, and that He is working behind the scenes in all things to re-established order on the earth.
To those who are ignorant, defiant, or blind, we urge you to open your hearts repent of your sin and invite God in. [John 14:6; Luke 13:3] No one regrets giving their life to Christ, because we can find forgiveness and peace in Him. Don't let your hearts be troubled. [John 14:1] When you see "An Empire of Signs" do not dismay; Jesus warned us.
One hour fifteen min video on YouTube here
on FaceBook here
For the Lord GOD of Hosts has set a day of tumult and trampling and confusion in the Valley of Vision--of breaking down the walls and crying to the mountains.
Sunday Worship Hymns
The cartoon 'Maxine' creator is John Wagner, who - since 1986 - was published by Halmark. for the "Shoebox Greetings™" card division. The brazen older woman has a stooped back, a mop of curly gray hair and abrasive personality. Spokesperson for Hallmark reported that when it first came out, they were worried that older people might be offended. It turns out to be just the opposite; people loved her. Maxine takes on any issue fearlessly, from family, aging, work, driving and more. A few examples of John Wagner’s clever sense of humor through Maxine: “Remember when Christmas came AFTER Thanksgiving? Those were the days, huh?" and I can’t use a cell phone in the car. I have to keep my hands free for making gestures,” and, “I’m willing to put in longer hours at work. As long as they’re lunch hours.”
Marriage: Husband & Wife Just The Two Of Us
“Take me away with you—let us hurry!”
11-23-19, Mrs James [Shirley] Dobson* -- After Jim and I we were married, we were extremely busy—Jim was finishing graduate training and I was teaching school. But we were still able to set aside an occasional weekend for just the two of us. [..] Life became hectic in the coming years, as God blessed our family and his Christian service. We came to a point where we desperately needed some time alone. We arranged for my mother to keep the kids and took off for short romantic trips.
Is it time for you to take a similar romantic trip?
Even if finances are tight, just being together can rekindle “that lovin’ feeling.” All that is needed is a little effort and creative flair. Talk with your mate; ask him or her what would bring new interest and excitement to your marriage. Then schedule at least two “getaway” activities a month when you can be alone together.
If you keep the fire of your relationship well tended with romance, you’ll enjoy its warmth throughout your marriage.
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Shirley M Dobson here
Man: love, lead and provide: Ephesians 5:25-29; 1 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Timothy 5:8
Woman: love, help, manage: Genesis 2:18, 21-22; 1 Timothy 5:14; Titus 2:4
California: Shipping Containers are the New Home For the Homeless - Los Angeles Pays $600,00 per home unit
Mayor Eric Garcetti says that this form of permanent housing is faster to build. "Let's figure out the models that work because we want to be able to take any piece of property anywhere in any amount of time with whatever funding we have and get something built. 21 projects are now in the works because of voter approved measure HHH. The measure is a $1.2 billion bond to be allocated to the construction of 8,000-10,000 units of clean and safe affordable housing for the homeless, according to LA Chamber of Commerce.The units will cost about $600,000 each, more than the median price of a condo in Los Angeles. The total cost of the units will be about $35 million dollars each. The one-bedroom units are expected to open next year.
Chatham Confederate monument gone, but controversy remains
11-20-19, PITTSBORO, N.C. — In darkness of night, the century-old Confederate monument outside the Chatham County Courthouse was taken down around 2 a.m. One supporter of monument said, "I know in today's America some people believe stands for other things, but historically and in reality, these monuments stand for the soldiers who didn’t come home and fought for America's freedom of all people."
Arrest of three as hundreds protest on UNC campus against Confederate statue
8-23-17, CHAPEL HILL, N.C. CBS -- A few hundred people rallied Tuesday night on the campus of North Carolina's flagship university to protest a Confederate statue, surrounding the bronze monument and later blocking traffic on the college town's main thoroughfare.
On August 12, 2017, a car driven by 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. was deliberately driven into a crowd of people of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing Heather Heyer. The crowd had been protesting for months the proposed removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville. More here from Wikipedia
Confederate monuments prompt protests across USA
8-15-17, USAToday -- Protests across USA over Confederate monuments and in in Lexington, Mayor Jim Gray drew cheers for his decision to remove two Confederate statues from public grounds. And the Kentucky chapter of the NAACP said it wants a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis removed from the state Capitol Rotunda.
The Only Hope in the Coming Storm!
The Lord God said: "I will be will be unto her a wall of fire round about and will be the Glory in the midst of her. V6 For thou has been a…shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall. There shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, a place of refuge, a covert from storm and from rain.”
11-22-19, * -- GOD promised the prophet Zechariah that in the last days, He would be a protective wall of fire around His people. These promises [above] are meant to comfort us, because all the prophets warn of a great storm coming in the final days. The Lord Jesus Christ also says this coming storm will be so frightful and overwhelming, people’s hearts will fail them as they see it developing (Luke 21:26). The Bible assures us God never sends judgment on any society without first revealing to His prophets what He plans to do:
“Surely the Lord will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7; John 16:4; Hosea 12:10)
God told His prophets to warn sinful and prosperous nations that were at peace, that the good times soon would end. (Zechariah 7:7) Because of God’s great love, He purposely calls the lost sinner to repentance to protect us in such times of storm.
Historically, when God gave these warnings, the people refused to listen (2 Chronicles 24:19). Almost always, the people grew weary of these warnings; the people simply switched off the prophet’s voice. They preferred to hear “smooth things.” And the Hebrew word for “smooth” here means “pleasant” words. [Isaiah 30:10]
This very condition is creeping into the church of Jesus Christ today. God is appalled by this. We see this in the warnings of the prophet Ezekiel when the Lord told him to give the people this message: “I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease; and the mountain of Israel shall be desolate…because of all their abominations which they have committed.” (Ezekiel 33:28-29)
Ezekiel preached; and over several years the people grew weary of listening to him. After all, over the years not one of Ezekiel’s words had come to pass. On the contrary, the nation only grew more prosperous! Over time, Ezekiel’s prophecies became a source of entertainment for the people. They began calling him names behind his back – names that were probably similar to the ones I’ve been called over the years: “Doomsday preacher,” “The man who never smiles,” “Mr. bad news.”
Currently a majority of churchgoers soundly reject all prophetic warnings of a coming storm. Sadly, the American church today is the most blatant “feel good” church in all of history. However, like Israel, we’re only experiencing the calm before the storm! [Amos 8:11] Today’s church is experiencing a famine of hearing! People are closing their eyes and ears, hardening their hearts saying: “I don’t want to hear anymore bad news; tickle my ears with pleasant smooth words!” [1 Cor 15:19-20; Titus 2:11-14]
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.”
2 Timothy 4:3-4; Jude 1:18
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from the late David Wilkerson [Born: May 19, 1931 -Passed: Apr 27, 2011] here
Woman Sues for Paternity and Child Support for Hunter Biden's New Child ... she also fears for their safety and wants Secret Service Protection
- First wife: Kathleen Buhle married in 1993 with three daughters: Naomi, Finnegan and Maisy ... divorced in 2017.
- In 2016 - while separated from Kathleen - he began dating Hallie Biden, the widow of his brother, Beau ... relationship ended by early 2019.
- In May 2019, Biden married to Melissa Cohen, a South African filmmaker.
- Lunden Alexis Roberts asserts that he is also the father of her child that was born 15 months ago. DNA test proves Hunter is the paternal father.
The most recent update comes as Hunter continues to face intense scrutiny over his shady business dealings in Ukraine and whether or not his father Joe Biden, then vice president, used his influence to avoid his son's prosecution. More here
Hunter Biden's Marriage #2 a Secret
6-12-19, Effective May 16, 2019 Hunter Biden is a newly married man after a quick secret wedding in Los Angeles. Former VP Joe Biden's 49-year-old son married 33 yr old Melissa Cohen [also her second marriage]. More here from TMZ
Samuel Tisherman Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation [EPR] involves rapidly cooling a person to around 10 to 15°C [50 degrees F] by replacing all of their blood with ice-cold saline
For the first time in the US doctors have placed humans in suspended animation, as part of a trial that aims to make it possible to repair traumatic injuries that would otherwise cause death.
11-20-19, NewScientist.com -- Samuel Tisherman, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, told New Scientist that his team of medics had placed at least one patient in suspended animation. Recently at a symposium at the New York Academy of Sciences, Ariane Lewis, director of the division of neuro-critical care at NYU Langone Health, said she thought Tisherman's work was important, but that it was just first steps.
The trial was given the go-ahead by the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA made it exempt from needing patient consent as the participants’ injuries are likely to be fatal and there is no alternative treatment.
Animal studies showed that pigs with acute trauma could be cooled for 3 hours, stitched up and resuscitated. Tisherman said, “We felt it was time to take it to our [human] patients. Now we are doing it and we are learning a lot as we move forward with the trial. Once we can prove it works here, we can expand the utility of this technique to help patients survive that otherwise would not.” More here
- 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
8/10/20, 11 min video here
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