🙏 11-30-22, Romans 5:6-11 While the Lord Jesus Christ died for guilty hateful sinners whose everlasting punishment would be to the glory of God's justice; He died to save us from our sins. And by Divine grace the Lord accepted our repentance and belief in Christ and thus were justified by the price of His shed blood. And by faith in that atonement, much more through Him who died and rose again. The living Lord of all will complete the purpose of His dying love, by saving all true believers to the uttermost. 🙏
Ephesians 2:4-10; Revelation 1:5; Romans 5:8; Luke 13:3; John 3:16
--Matthew Henry: https://biblehub.com/commentaries/mhc/romans/5.htm
Law: Russia Disallows Gay Propaganda
Russia Finalizes Ban on
11-30-22, RT.com [here] -- Russia finalizes ‘LGBTQ propaganda’ ban
On 11-30-22 the Russian Federation Held Session to approve a bill that imposes a complete ban on LGBTQ, Homosexual, pedophilia and sex-change ‘propaganda.' It will become law after President Vladimir Putin signs it. The bill outlaws ‘propaganda’ in books, movies, media and advertising. The “protection of traditional values” legislation was unanimously backed by all 153 senators.
While the law does not introduce criminal liability for violators – as well as for repeat offenders – it carries heavy fines for both individuals and organizations who are in violation.
Individuals risk penalty of 400,000 rubles ($6,600) and corporate entities a penalty of up to five million rubles (around $83,000) for promoting homosexual ‘propaganda’.
AND anyone promoting pedophilia face double the amount in fines. Russia protects children...
3-29-21, During the debate over the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Democrat Sen Dick Durbin claimed that "undocumented immigrants do not have Social Security numbers, and they do not qualify for stimulus relief checks, period." He was wrong on both counts. [..] in a new Center for Immigration Studies report illegal migrants receiving Social Security numbers and benefits include about 650,000 recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and about 400,000 with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). DACA is the administrative amnesty Obama created for adult illegal migrants who arrived as minors. TPS is supposed to be a short-term program for people who cannot return (or be returned) to their home countries temporarily because of a natural disaster or civil strife. But, like much else in our immigration system, TPS has been abused by immigration advocates...
Illegal Migrants in the USA are Overwhelmingly Democrat and too often they illegally vote in elections [here]
7-22-13, PewResearch -- Political leaders and analysts have predicted that there will be “an electoral bonanza for Democrats” if the nation’s estimated 11.1 million illegal migrants are granted the right to vote. [This article is from 2013 when Obama ruled -- Ed.] In 2012, the Pew Research Center’s Natl Survey found that among illegal migrants some 31% identify as Democrat and just 4% as Republicans.
NO 'Evidence!" but it may be true!
No evidence for viral claim that ‘22 million illegal migrants voted!
In the USA millions of illegal migrants regularly vote in elections despite the fact they illegally live in the USA ... we still trust their honesty - BECAUSE there is a Federal law requiring citizenship to vote in national elections and voters must swear and sign a form - under penalty of perjury - that they are citizens we accept they are citizens if they sign it ... as THEY WOULD NEVER LIE, WOULD THEY?
House Democrats vote to let some illegal migrants work for them on the Hill [here]
7-29-21, FoxNews -- House Democrats passed a massive legislative budget this week that allows members of Congress to hire illegal migrants to work for them on Capitol Hill. The legislative funding bill "includes language to permit DACA recipients, Dreamers, to be able to work for Congress and other legislative branch agencies," Democratic Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan noted on the House floor Wednesday.
The good news is that in the Lord promises that whosoever calls on Him will be saved.
Joel 1:1-12; Joel 2:32, Luke 13:3; John 3:3, 7
Comics, 11-29-22: Ole Joe's Oil
Biden shut down Keystone XL pipeline.
3-18-21, VOX -- On the first day of Biden's presidency, he issued an executive order canceling the Keystone XL pipeline. In an attempt to revive the Keystone XL pipeline, 21 states from Texas have sued ole Joe Biden, alleging he overstepped his presidential authority...
Biden's freeze on oil leases threatens to bring Europe's energy nightmare to the USA
9-10-22, NYPost -- Ole Joe Biden's delivering his vow to end the use of fossil fuels in a bid to lower the Earth’s temperature: “No more drilling on federal lands … no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period.”
3-8-22, Reuters -- U.S. officials have demanded Venezuela supply a portion of oil exports to the USA as part of any agreement to ease oil trading sanctions on the OPEC member nation. Recently ole Joe Biden banned U.S. imports of Russian oil in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine, ramping up economic pressure on a key Venezuelan ally.
Ole Joe Biden Reaches Out to Foe Venezuela Amid Russia Crisis [here]
3-7-22, WashPost -- Venezuela's leader Maduro said Venezuela’s state-owned oil company is prepared to ramp up production “for the stability of the world.” ... The potential for warming relations between ole Joe Biden and Maduro’s regime, which is being investigated by an international criminal court for crimes against humanity, illustrates how global relations and values are being scrambled...
The potential thaw between Maduro and the USA arrived as the White House sent a delegation to Venezuela to discuss energy sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela several years ago and to address the fate of American citizens who have been jailed in the country, including six oil executives from Citgo.
5-1-21 UPDATE: Venezuela released six former Citgo executives from prison, placing them under house arrest as a goodwill gesture. More here:
UPS & Railroads May Go On Strike
~ UPDATE ~
11-22-22, Guardian -- Ole Joe Biden asks US Congress to block railroad strike that could ‘devastate economy’ ... The potential strike comes after long-running negotiations reached an impasse and both sides agreeing to a cooling-off period that ends December 9, 2022. The USA Congress has the power to impose contract terms on the workers. Congress could force the negotiations to continue into the new year. Four rail unions that represent more than half of the 115,000 workers in the industry have rejected the deals that Biden helped broker before the original strike deadline in September. Eight other unions have approved their five-year deals with the railroads and are in the process of getting back pay for their workers for the 24% raises that are retroactive to 2020... More here
9/16/22. If they do not get more quality-of-life provisions in their contracts The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers also announced that its 4,900 members voted to reject a deal its leaders reached with freight railroad companies.
- A strike would effectively cost the USA an estimated $2 billion a day and send inflation soaring.
- The Biden administration is now scrambling to get the unions to accept a deal More here
9-13-22, IEN.COM -- OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — On 9-11-22, the heads of the nation's two largest rail unions said that the freight railroads' move to begin delaying some shipments ahead of this week's looming strike deadline is only an attempt to get shippers to increase the pressure on Congress to intervene and block a work stoppage by imposing a contract on workers ... The railroad trade group said there's no way trucks can pick up the slack if the railroads stop moving because roughly 467,000 additional trucks a day would be needed to handle all the cargo trains haul and there is already a shortage of truck drivers. More here
9-10-22, Hal Turner -- Major freight railroads, in a bid to apply pressure on unions and USA Congress, say a strike that could come after a key deadline passes on 9-15-22; it would cost the economy more than $2 billion a day. [..] Ole Joe Biden's Presidential Emergency Board recommended a five-year deal, retroactive to 2020, that includes 24% raises and $5,000 in bonuses. But it wants unions to take their concerns about attendance policies, paid leave and expenses to arbitration or to negotiate separately with the railroads. Unions say their workloads have become unbearable after railroads eliminated nearly one-third of their work forces over the past six years. [..] Between this railroad strike, and a pending strike by United Parcel Service (UPS) Drivers (Story Here), the nation could find 95% of its Supply Chain crippled. If you need to buy something which would be shipped by either of these methods, you'd better order it right now to get delivery before any strike begins. More here from CNN
350,000 UPS Workers May Strike
9-6-22, * -- The US faces the biggest strike ever. UPS' contract is set to expire on July 31, 2023; with 350,000 of its 534,000 employees expected to go on strike. If the strike occurs, it'll be the first time since 1997, when employees demanded full-time positions and the union wanted to maintain control over the pension fund. According to Parcel the 1997 strike lasted 15 days and affected eighty percent of shipments loosing UPS $780 million. Labor experts suspect the Teamsters Union workers will go on strike sometime during the spring while the contract is being negotiated and it will it affect the whole country. [..] According to CNN Business UPS drivers currently receive on average appx $95,000 annually with an additional $50,000 in benefits. Workers want air conditioning the back of trucks... *Excerpted full original report from DailyMail here
8-1-22, With the current contract expiring in exactly one year, members are mobilizing now for the strongest possible contract in 2023. The kick-off of this historic contract fight also coincides with the 25th anniversary of the successful 1997 UPS Teamsters strike, when 185,000 members struck the company. teamster.org/2022/08/ups-teamsters-kick-off-contract-fight/
Labor Victory in 1997 UPS Strike - UPS agreed to:
- create 10,000 new full-time jobs by combining 20,000 part-time jobs.
- raise pensions by as much as 50 percent --
- drop its demand to take over Teamster pensions.
- new restrictions on subcontracting feeder work.
- include the biggest wage increases ever More here: www.tdu.org/how_the_1997_ups_strike_was_won
11-28-22, Interesting pix of Elon Musk's bedside table today on Twitter.
🙏🏻✝️ [And what the Lord Jesus said about having swords in Luke]
Comics, 11-28-22: News Freedom
11-28-22, FoxNews -- Musk’s criticism of CNN and Don Lemon comes days after the network anchor attempted to fact-check Elon Musk, claiming that context was needed after a tweet calling the "Hands up, don’t shoot" myth "made up." Musk's post prompted a wide range of responses, from conservative praise to liberal meltdowns.
ELON MUSK SWIPES ANOTHER NEWS OUTLET FOR 'MISINFORMATION' AFTER STRIKING DOWN 'FLAT WRONG' REPORTS
In Dec 2021 Musk sat down with satirical The Babylon Bee [..] recently its Twitter account was reinstated; he made up a new rule that accounts engaged in parody must include ‘parody’ in their name.
Comics: Eat Bugs!
Washington Post Report on Eating Bugs:
11-28-22, Update -- Two billion people worldwide are already eating bugs. It cited a report predicting that the edible insect industry will grow to $9.6 billion in annual revenue by 2030. “Consumers can already find foods like salted ants on Amazon and cricket powder protein bars in Swiss grocery stores. Recent years have seen numerous media stories extolling the virtues of insect-eating.”
Washington Post News is one of the leading media promoters of bugs as human food. The newspaper is owned by the founder of Amazon, billionaire Jeff Bezos, who is reportedly an insect-eating enthusiast.
Bezos also has ties to the World Economic Forum [WEF], which has repeatedly touted eating bugs as a way to ease climate change. The goal is to make bug-eating the “new norm,” which will require programming Americans to get past their squeamishness about cockroaches and other six-legged sources of food. “Watching others may also help break down the barriers,” the Post said.
Online critics balked at the idea. WaPo’s Twitter post about Sunday’s article was ratioed. Many observers suggested that Post staffers lead the way by eating bugs themselves. “Make it stop,” said Christina Pushaw, press secretary for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
FOOD CONTAINS INSECTS: World Economic Forum Claims
3-21-21, Infowars.com -- The World Economic Forum [WEF] released an announcement reminding the masses that they'll soon eat bugs in the name of saving the Earth. The WEF explained all the ways insects can be used in its vision of the future. Everything from maggots to black soldier flies will soon be used for...
Pope Echoes Klaus Schwab, Says to "Eat Ze Bugs"
7-13-22, Breitbart -- For years the West, and Americans in particular, have eaten a diet heavy in beef, pork and chicken; the production of them - reportedly - contribute heavily to the climate change crisis. And so we must fight back. From now on, no members of the faith, except those in leadership, of course, can eat such sources of meat. They must instead eat bugs.
The United Nations Says We Should All Be Eating Insects
5-14-13, BBC -- Report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution. It notes than over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with insects. Wasps, beetles and other insects are currently "underutilised" as food for people ...
-- -- Matthew Henry, https://biblehub.com/commentaries/mhc/hosea/4.htm
Comics, 11-27-22: Pardon Turkey
I identify as a cat, wear a tail and ears each day [here]
10-30-19, Sun.us -- A WOMAN, Model Kat, 31, identifies as a cat. She says that expressing her feline identity has finally enabled her to become her true self.
The transgender man who identifies as a dog [here]
10-12-18, DailyMail -- Tony McGinn, known as 'Tony Bark' to his friends refers to himself as a 'human pup'. The 30-year-old, who was born female and is transgender, is supported by his husband and 'handler' Andrew.
'Alone With God'
Nonstop playlist here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOB73qRVGJs&list=RDfOB73qRVGJs&index=1
Comics, 11-26-22: Ukraine's Comedian
Zelensky slams local Kiev officials says they're liars
11-26-22, Swentr.site -- In Ukraine recently the former comedien, Zelensky has warned Kiev officials against undermining relief efforts. He announced that more than 4,000 so-called ‘invincibility centers’ shelters had been set up across the country, where people can find heat, water, first aid and an internet connection.
The Zelensky administration has had a strained relationship with Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko who is an ally of the previous president, Pyotr Poroshenko.
The mayor said only a handful of such shelters in Kiev were properly equipped as around 600,000 families were still without power. [Note: it's been very common for the comedien [here] to blam others for his failures.]
Nov 11, 2022, In monetary terms, the U.S. bilateral military assistance to the country reached 27.6 billion euros. As part of that aid, the U.S. transported over one thousand air defense missiles and over 1.4.. From January 24 to October 3, 2022, the United States provided around 52.3 billion euros [$54 billion] in bilateral financial, humanitarian, and military aid to Ukraine. The second-highest value of commitments was recorded from the European Union (EU) institutions, such as the Commission and the EU Council, at approximately 16.2 billion euros.
11-25-22, For God so loved the world that He gave HIS ONLY begotten Son... John 3:16
This doesn't mean that God approves the conduct of blaspheming and depraved sin filled mankind, but that He sent Jesus to offer an escape from their wickedness to have eternal life with Him. He had benevolent feelings toward us, or was "earnestly desirous" of their happiness. God hates wickedness, but He still desires the Happiness of those who are sinful and the only remedy is repentance and living for the Lord. John 3:3, 7
The Messiah, the Lord Jesus, accepted the cruel death of the cross for every person. Hebrews 2:9; 2 Corinthians 5:15.
"He is the propitiation for the sins of the whole world," 1 John 2:2
While we were yet sinners He died for us. Romans 5:8, 32 It's a free and unmerited gift. Man had no claim: and when there was no eye to pity or arm to save, it pleased God to give His Son into the hands of men to die in their stead, Galatians 1:4; Luke 22:19, Ephesians 2:8-10
World Leader in Suicide: Canada
Canada is Pro-Death:
World Leader in Medically Assisted Suicide
Trying to pass law to DO CHILDREN WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT
11-1-22, NaturalNews [here] -- Euthanasia [assisted suicide] was once a criminal act when carried out on adults.
In 2021, Canada became the “world leader in euthanasia” death. Since 2016, Canadian medical authorities assisted 31,000 deaths. Canadian hospitals have become death camps, it's a macabre place where treatment and counseling is withheld, where hopelessness and suicide is encouraged.
As the depravity spreads, the Canadian Parliament is now considering a law that would allow medical authorities to assist minors into a medically-assisted suicide, without parental consent. By 2021, the Canadian Parliament passed a more cavalier euthanasia law (Bill C-7), =>
<= allowing people with a non-mental illness related condition to kill themselves. [..] Lawmakers created a provision that opens the door for minors to be euthanized. C-7 calls for a “comprehensive review of the provisions of the Criminal Code relating to medical assistance in dying and their application, including - but not limited to - issues relating to MATURE MINORS….” According to Canada’s Dept of Justice, “parents are generally ‘entitled to make treatment decisions on their children’s behalf.” Currently, Canada is seeking to expand euthanasia to include “mature minors” while stopping any family member from intervening, while revoking parental rights. More here: Euthanasia.News.
Jack Kevorkian (May 26, 1928 – June 3, 2011) was an American pathologist and euthanasia proponent who spent eight years in an American prison for performing an estimated 130 euthanasia on willing patients. He publicly championed a person's right to kill themselves, he said: "Dying is not a crime". In 1999 he was convicted of murder. He died at age 83 from thrombosis of the liver on June 3, 2011 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MichiganMore here at Wikipedia
Beanie Babies Told Me Everything I Need to Know About Bitcoin and Crypto Currency [here]
1-24-22, The Beanie Baby bubble crashed about the same time as the stock market, in 2000. Today you can buy most Beanies on eBay for about the same price you paid in 1997 - $5. [here] So it goes with cryptocurrencies. First, cryptocurrency is not currency, according to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. The list of things you can buy with crypto coins are basically gimmicks. Note Tesla says it'll take dogecoin for Tesla merchandise, but not cars. Who would let you pay your rent in something that can lose 23% in 3 days, as Bitcoin did January 20? Or 50% in a little more than two months? ...
Tulipmania, Beanie Babies & Cryptocurrency [here]
6-23-22, In 1634–1637. Holland several rare breeds of patterned tulip bulbs were prized luxury items for wealthy households. The values of some bulbs exceeded the income of a skilled laborer for a year. The stuffed animal toy called "Beanie Babies" emerged as a major fad and collectible during the second half of the 1990s. At their height they made up 10% of all Ebay sales; selling on average six times their retail value - $30/each.
And with Bitcoin crypto currency - it is also speculative. Hosts of speculators appear run and buy Bitcoin taking risks with the hopes of unlocking untold wealth...
11-14-22, BusinessInsider -- The collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX is already going down as one of the most severe crypto-related frauds in history. Over the course of a week, the carefully curated empire was shattered. While it's not know how many have been hurt by the scam, so far we know who some of the biggest victims. At the time of its collapse, the three biggest FTX stakeholders were Sequoia Capital at 1.1% and Temasek and Paradigm, each with 1%. In total, these three venture firms invested a combined $620 million...
3-23-21, Forbes -- Is Bitcoin a kind of money? Economists say that money performs three functions. It serves as:
- A unit of account: It helps people understand how much wealth they have.
- A medium of exchange: People use it to facilitate trade, to carry out transactions.
- A store of value: People feel comfortable holding their wealth in it.
A unit of account: Even individuals who have been very successful in trading Bitcoin quote their wealth in dollars, not Bitcoin. A store of value: While many people hold Bitcoin, its frequent large price fluctuations make it very risky as an asset for holding one’s wealth. Cryptocurrencies have been designed to serve as currencies, but they don’t yet fulfill the central functions of money.
Iran and Turkey:
On a Collision Course?
God said, "Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be. 20 The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. 21 And the rough goat is the king of Grecia [Turkey]: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king."
Turkey-Iran tensions on rise ahead of possible Sinjar Region Operation - More here
3-7-21, DailySabah.com -- Turkey-Iran tensions on rise coinciding with Iran-backed militias issuing statements threatening Turkey. Sinjar is wedged between Turkey to the north and Syria to the west, making it a highly strategic zone long coveted by both the central government in Baghdad and the KRG in the north. Apart from Turkey, the KRG is also irked by the presence of the PKK in the area. [..] In its more than 40-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union – has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. In June 2020 Turkey launched Operations Claw-Tiger and Claw-Eagle in northern Iraq to ensure the safety of Turks and its national borders by eliminating terrorist threats while it launched Operation Claw-Eagle 2 in February 2021... Underlining that relations can be strained if Iran does not support Turkey’s fight against terrorism and backs the PKK...
Turkey-Iran Tensions Rise as Ankara Expands Operation -More here
3-2-21, VoaNews.com -- The regional rivals are engaged in increasingly bitter diplomatic sparring as Ankara threatens to expand its Iraqi operations to a strategically important region used by an Iranian-backed militia. ... Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu provoked Tehran's anger claiming Sunday, Iran was harboring "525 terrorists." ISTANBUL - Turkish-Iranian tensions are rising over Turkey's ongoing military operations against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. The regional rivals are engaged in increasingly bitter diplomatic sparring as Ankara threatens to expand its Iraqi operations to a strategically important region used by an Iranian-backed militia.
"We do not accept at all, be it Turkey or any other country, to intervene in Iraq militarily or advance or have a military presence in Iraq," Iran's ambassador to Iraq, Iraj Masjedi, was quoted as saying in an interview broadcast Saturday. [..] It's likely the Turkish military can overwhelm local militias in Sinjar. However, the diplomatic cost to Ankara could prove high, and risk further stoking tensions with its powerful neighbor Iran.
12-14-20, TVUIsraelNews – In recent days during a state visit to Azerbaijan, Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan reviewed a military parade marking Azerbaijan’s victory in the 1990’s over Armenia in a bloody war which saw them seize other outlying regions belonging to Azerbaijan.
Russia brokered a ceasefire in the recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict by locking in the Azeri gains, as well as the deployment of Russian peacekeepers to the region. In a separate deal, Moscow and Ankara also agreed to jointly monitor the truce. It failed.
While he was in Baku, Erdoğan recited an Azeri-Iranian poem about the division of Azerbaijan’s territory between Russia and Iran in the 19th century. Tehran was immediately incensed over the remarks, out of apparent concern they could fan separatist tendencies among Iran’s Azeri minority. Both nations have summoned their ambassadors to return home from the other nation over the incident.
The northwest Iranian region of Azerbaijan borders on the independent state of Azerbaijan, that is a former Soviet Republic. Azeris observe Shi’ite Islam – which is the same as Iran’s official state religion; Turkey’s state Islamic religion is Sunni.
On its website Iran’s Foreign Ministry said: “The Turkish ambassador was informed that the era of territorial claims and expansionist empires is over. Iran does not allow anyone to meddle in its territorial integrity.”
And Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif fumed in a Twitter post: “President Erdoğan was not informed that what he ill-recited in Baku refers to the forcible separation of areas…from (the) Iranian motherland. NO ONE can talk about OUR beloved Azerbaijan.” [..]
Speaking alongside Azeri counterpart renewing his call for a change of the Yerevan government Erdoğan said his nation doesn’t “hold any grudge against Armenian people – our problem is with the Armenian leadership.” [..]
Azeri President Aliyev stated that “If the Armenian leadership draws the right consequences from the war, drop their unfounded claims and look into the future, they also have a place in this platform. We are open to this.”
Iranian and Turkish parallels are noteworthy. Both countries have populations of 80 million. (Egypt, the region’s third large country, has 96 million.) Both boast ancient civilizations, long imperial histories, tensions with Russia, and a successful avoidance of European colonialism. In modern times, each came under the rule of a ruthless modernizer after World War I, followed more recently by an even more repressive Islamist.
11-23-22 Turkey President Erdogan says will invade Syria …
IN 2015 TURKEY SHOT DOWN RUSSIAN PLANE …
Turkey's downing of Russian plane - what we know - BBC12-1-2015, BBC -- On 11-24-2015 both Russia and Turkey say the Russian Su-24, an all-weather attack aircraft... https://www.bbc.com › world-middle-east-34912581
Transcript of President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation from 1789
Even Democrat President Roosevelt in 1939 Thanked God
“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor—and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their Joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
“Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks—for His kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of His providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and =>
<= particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which HE hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech HIM to pardon our national and other transgressions — to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually — to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed -- to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord — To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue and the increase of science among them and Us—and generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as HE alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
Go. Washington, October 3, 1789
Note: Highlighted by Annette
In the old days the Democrats honored God ... even President Roosevelt; his Thanksgiving proclamation from 1939 follows:
Thanksgiving Was Celebrated Before President Washington’s Official 1789 Proclamation
11-24-22, * -- Happy Thanksgiving 2022 America! Did you know that God was honored and thanked before the current USA federal holiday we now celebrate? On September 28, 1789 the first Federal Congress passed a resolution asking that President Washington to recommend to the nation a day of thanksgiving. On October 3, 1789 President Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday, November 26, 1789 as a "Day of Publick Thanksgiving" [transcript above]. Five previous ones follow:
Before the Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving in Massachusetts, a gathering meant for giving thanks to God took place in colonial Virginia.
English Captain John Woodlief and a crew of 35 men sailed down the James River on Dec. 4, 1619 and landed at what became Berkeley Plantation and celebrated the occasion he said:
“We ordain that the day of our ship’s arrival, at the place assigned for plantation, in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God.”
 Transcript from 1789 here
*Excerpted and adapted full original report by Michael Gryboski, Christian Post more here
Democrat Leaders Removed God From 2008 & 2012 DNC Platform
Sadly the modern day Democrats want to remove God from our nation. And in 2008 they removed any mention of God from their party platform.  And in 2012 they did it again and then added it back ... but the awful crowd booed when it was announced.
See video here: www.bustle.com/articles/172013-did-democrats-really-boo-god-at-the-dnc-convention-in-2012-controversy-surrounded-this-platform-plank
Following is Joe Biden's 2022 Thanksgiving Proclamation - surprisingly he mentions God among others:
Daniel’s life was a testimony to the people of Medo-Persia concerning the one true God. King Darius decreed: "In every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for He is the living God, stedfast for ever, His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed and His dominion shall be even unto the end." Daniel 6:26
“We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Acts. 5:29)
-- More here: https://www.gotquestions.org/Daniel-eunuch.html
American Men Under Attack!
The Left’s Attack on
Viril Masculine Men in America
“I want to talk with you about the Left’s attempt to give us a world beyond men. The Left controls the White House, the House of Representatives & the Senate. Their voices predominate in the media, Hollywood, sports & of course our universities. They believe the USA is systemically racist, oppressive, patriarchal and if only Americans would get woke enough to see it - it’d be rebuilt from top to bottom. … their grand ambition is to deconstruct America.
The process begins with & depends on the deconstruction of American men … they want to define traditional masculinity as toxic … virtues like courage, independence, strength & assertiveness as danger. Sadly they’ve had alarming success as American men are working & marrying less & fathering fewer children. They’re suffering more anxiety & depression & engaging in more substance abuse. It’s not just a crisis for men; it’s a crisis for the republic.
In regard to women … many Democrats in the Senate won’t even say the word “mother” - now they’re labeled “Birthing people” [here] as if women don’t exist. And leftwing advocates are trying to destroy women’s sports, as if women & men are somehow interchangeable; all that is also part of the deconstructionist agenda.
We need men who will shoulder responsibility, men who will [work earning a paycheck—Ed.], enter the covenant of marriage, honor it & provide for their families. Men who’ll raise up sons & daughters after them, to pass on the great truths of our culture & history, to defend liberty, to share in self-government. [..] US University curricula abound with seminars on masculinity & its defects:
We must repudiate the lie that America is a systemically oppressive & men are responsible. Virile & masculine men in the USA should know their struggle is noble and they are needed. Men must know they can be a tremendous force for good; and their nation needs them - the world needs them!"
*Excerpted & adapted full original report here
Comics, 11-23-22: USA Thanks to God
11-23-22, Gary Varvel -- America needs to give thanks to our Creator, the only one true God. All of our problems that divide us as a nation could be resolved if we all sought the God of the Bible. God made people to worship.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…”
... “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
Psalm 33:12, 118:1
"THE LORD IS THERE.”
[Jehovah-Shammah] Not that the city will be called so in mere name, but that the reality will be best expressed by this descriptive title.
(Jeremiah 3:17; 33:16; Zechariah 2:10; Revelation 21:3; 22:3)
More from Jamieson-Fausset-Brown, https://biblehub.com/commentaries/jfb/ezekiel/48.htm
Comics, 11-22-22: Real Money vs Crypto
Cryptos vs Precious Metals
Gold still holds some distinct advantages over cryptos. A physical gold Eagle in your hand is a tangible form of wealth, while cryptos are essentially ether that rely on electricity and the internet. Cryptos can be hacked (and many have); a gold Eagle cannot. A gold Eagle can get wet; your USB drive gets wet and there goes your cryptos.
Gold vs. Bitcoin: Which Is Better? - Investopedia
1-5-22, Investopedia -- If you're looking for an asset that you can quickly move in and out of without losing value in a short time (like Bitcoin can), gold might be a better option. It is a much more liquid asset and can allow you to reallocate your portfolio quicker when the market fluctuates.
US may extradite Sam Bankman-Fried amid FTX collapse
11-16-22, The USA is discussing with the Bahamas extraditing former crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried to the U.S. for questioning regarding the collapse of his company. FTX was the third-largest crypto market in the world at the start of last week when it announced liquidity problems and said it would need a massive infusion of cash to stay afloat.
Binance, the world's largest crypto market, initially stepped in and offered to buy the company, but it backed out of the deal after looking into FTX's finances.
Reuters reported that at least $1 billion of customer funds had disappeared and that people told the news outlet that Bankman-Fried had secretly transferred $10 billion of customer funds from FTX to his trading company, Alameda Research.
11-21-22, Almighty God told the Prophet Ezekiel about a future war with the land of Magog, Tubal, Gomer and Meshech. "Gog" is the name of a captain or prince from "the land of Magog" (Genesis 10:2 son of Japheth). The Lord, the mighty God & King of kings is against Gog.
-- More here: https://bit.ly/3XkiRHX
The land to the North of Israel is today's Islamic nation of 'Turkey'. Clearly the hatred of the Muslims towards the Jews is no secret. A leader of Iran [Persia] has boldly proclaimed that they will push the Jews into the sea ... God will not allow it! Ezekiel 38:1-8, 18; Genesis 10:2-3; 1 Chronicles 1:5-6
GOD'S STRONG DELUSION
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
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