To Skeptics, Scoffers and Deniers
How Many TVs in the World? | Reference.com - An estimated 1.6 billion television sets were in use globally in about 1.42 billion households as of 2011 and about 4.2 billion people watch it.
In 1959, Xerox released the “914”—the first easy-to-use photocopier. The culmination of more than 20 years of experimentation. No more arduous task of coping by hand.
According to CNET, the world has 8.6 billion mobile telephone connections. The raw smart phone data ... China leads with 775 Million users.
The Three Appearings of Christ
“For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.”
7-1-19, Henry Morris, PhD -- Although we usually think in terms of two appearances of Christ, once at His first coming and again at His second coming, the ninth chapter of Hebrews specifically refers to three “appearings,” each involving a different Greek word. With reference to His first appearing, we read: “Now once in the end of the [age] hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself” (v. 26). The word used here means “to make manifest.” It is the word used in 1 John 3:5: “He was manifested to take away our sins.”
His second coming is the topic in Hebrews 9:28, where the word means to show oneself visibly. “Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”
However, there is also a third appearing mentioned in Hebrews 9:24, and this is the one referring to Christ’s present and perpetual appearance on our behalf in the presence of God in heaven. The word here means “to inform,” referring to His advocacy on our behalf as our “defense attorney,” so to speak:
- Not only did Christ die for us
- Not only will He come for us
- Right now, He is interceding for us as our Advocate. Job 16:19-20; 1 John 2:1
This work of Christ on our behalf is vitally important, although we do not think of it nearly as much as we do His two other appearings. This appearing affects us right now, every day, and is of infinite value. “If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 2:1-2). “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25) Source
"Sweden is at War"
- In January 2019, a so-called unaccompanied minor from Afghanistan, Sadeq Nadir, sought to murder several people in the city by ramming into them with a stolen car. He wanted to wage jihad and become a martyr. He told the police that his intention had been to kill. The event was initially classified as an attempt at a terrorist crime, but then changed to a charge of ten attempted murders. Although Sadeq had admitted that his intention was to kill; the court argued that he had not been driving "fast enough" to cause a concrete risk of death, the court did not find that he had acted from any religious terrorist motives. He was convicted of merely causing danger to others and threatening them.
- Jun 17, 2019 - Unknown criminals set fire to 19 cars in the Östberga area of southern Stockholm. Swedish police classify neighborhood as 'vulnerable'  ... Neo-Nazi from near Malmö charged for praising Hitler ...The small picturesque university town of Lund, close to Malmö, has recently been suffering from extensive car fires.
- On June 30, 2019 more gang related incidents; three shootings in three different suburbs in Stockholm. Two people, one of whom had been shot in the head, died. just in Stockholm, eleven people have already been shot to death -- the same number as for all of 2018. On July 1, 2019 National Police Chief Anders Thornberg said that the situation is "extraordinarily serious". He said: "For every young man who gets shot, there are 10-15 new ones ready to step in. … Swedes will have to get used to the shootings for the foreseeable future.”
- In 2018, Sweden experienced a record number of lethal shootings, 306 in all. Forty-five people were killed and 135 injured nationwide, most deaths occurring in Region South, where Malmö is located. In the first six months of 2018 almost every other shooting took place in a "vulnerable area", also known as no-go zones.
- In 2017 it was disclosed 61 ‘no-go’ zones encompassing 200 criminal networks, consisting of an estimated 5,000 criminals; majority non-Western immigrants and their descendants. Returnees, sympathizers for Islamic terrorist groups such as the ISIS, al Qaeda and al-Shabaab, and representatives of Salafist-oriented mosques, contribute to tensions between these groups and other residents in the vulnerable areas.
"Plan your itinerary - know your area...try to minimize the time from when you park your bike / car until you enter [the destination]. Before leaving a building, look out first and make an assessment of the surroundings to avoid getting into an unwanted situation... keep away from people who are considered potentially threatening or dangerous and increase the distance if there are no other people nearby".
The municipal government's guidelines on safety seem appropriate for a civil war zone, such as Beirut once was, rather than for the once-peaceful city of Malmö.
Car fires, frequent and widespread, are just one of the new aspects of living in the formerly idyllic city of Lund. One university spokesperson said about car burning: "I definitely think that these are young people who have not found their place in society, who know they are not accepted. …Car fires are not just a way of showing their displeasure; but a way of showing that they are frustrated, desperate and angry."
Swedish author Björn Ranelid disagreed he wrote in Expressen: "Sweden is at war and it is the politicians who are responsible. None of these criminals is starving or lacking in access to clean water. They have a roof over their heads and they have been offered free schooling for nine or twelve years. They do not live in dilapidated houses. All of them have had a higher material standard in their homes than several thousands of the children and young people who grew up at Ellstorp in Malmö where I lived with my parents and two siblings, in 47 square meters in two small rooms and a kitchen from 1949 to 1966."
"Sweden still has serious societal problems; but even though we can think of old times as an idyll with red cottages and green meadows, very few things were better before. I think we should celebrate just that, how much we have achieved as a country. We have built a strong country, where we take care of each other. Where society takes responsibility and no man is left alone."
Sadly, many Swedes probably feel terribly left alone in a country that increasingly resembles a war zone.
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Gatestone Inst, Judith Bergman here https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14518/sweden-is-at-war
 Car burning: https://www.thelocal.se/20190617/19-cars-burned-in-suspected-arson-attack-in-stockholm
How Women are Treated by Islam
9-16-17, Gatestone Inst -- The "prophet" himself kept sex-slaves and he is Islam's "Perfect Man." The way women are treated by Muslim men is best summed up in the remarks made by Badrul Hussain, a member of the Newcastle grooming gang, when speaking to a female inspector on the local Metro service who asked to see his ticket: "All white women are only good for one thing, for men like me to f*** and use as trash, that is all women like you are worth." It is, however, not just white (that is, non-Muslim) women whom Muslim men hold in such contempt. This abuse starts at home in Islamic countries in the treatment of Muslim women. Its roots lie in aspects of Islamic law and doctrine that are retained in the 21st century despite having been formulated in the 7th century and later. [..snip]
Europe's Muslims hate the West
3-29-16, Politico -- Westerners blame themselves of the terror from the Muslims. Safer to blame our own societies and socioeconomic conditions than to blame the religious and cultural concepts with which terrorists poison their own minds. Compared to average living standards in Morocco or Egypt, the average living standard in Brussels is comfortably middle-class. Like in any other Western European country, many Belgian institutions and organizations offer support when families need housing, food, education, and health care. Opportunities for success, and to study and become a respected member in society, are countless compared to those that exist in many immigrants' countries of origin. Still, there is deep resentment among the younger generations of immigrant Moroccan families. [..snip]
Is It A Sin To Be Depressed?
"We are fearfully and wonderfully made ..."
7-12-19, Billy Graham Archives -- Woman asks: "My doctor says I have a chemical imbalance in my brain that he can treat with medication, but a friend of mine says, 'I shouldn't do this because I just need to pray and have more faith.' Who's right? I can't stand this much longer."
Answer: If you broke your arm in an accident, do you think your friend would claim it was a sin for you to have a broken arm and all you needed to do was pray? I doubt it. Neither is it a sin for you to seek treatment for a chemical imbalance in your brain.
The Bible says that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) and it’s true: Our bodies and minds are very complex. Although doctors can’t solve all our problems, we should be grateful that God has enabled them to understand more about our bodies and minds and has given them new ways to overcome many of our problems.
However, please don’t misunderstand; God has given us the gift of prayer, and prayer should be an important part of your life as you struggle with this problem. Through prayer we draw near to God, and the closer we get to Him, the more we will realize that He loves us and wants to help us. Sometimes miracles do happen without doctors, but Jesus spoke of the need of physicians for the sick. Make sure of your commitment to Christ, and then ask Him to guide you as you seek treatment. [Mark 2:17]
Memory Helped by Pomegranate Juice Blood pressure medicines harm brain function
Neurologists find that statin & high blood pressure meds don't improve oxygen-rich blood flow to the brain
Neurologists find that statin and high blood pressure meds do not improve oxygen-rich blood flow to the brain
The study found that even though heart disease is closely linked to problems with thinking and memory, the statin and high blood pressure medications were unable to improve blood flow to the brain and slow cognitive decline over a six-year period. [..snip]
A pomegranate fruit juice study from Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine concluded: “After 4 weeks, only the pomegranate group showed a significant improvement in the Buschke selective reminding test of verbal memory and a significant increase in plasma trolox-equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) and urolithin A-glucuronide. Furthermore, compared to the placebo group, the pomegranate group had increased fMRI activity during verbal and visual memory tasks. While preliminary, these results suggest a role for pomegranate juice in augmenting memory function through task-related increases in functional brain activity.”
Neurologists should be recommending antioxidant-rich medicines such as pomegranate juice for improved blood flow to the brain, while calling for more studies to compare failing drugs with real medicinal foods.
7-2-19, NYTimes -- Nike athletic apparel company planned to celebrate the Fourth of July 2019 with a new shoe/sneaker, a special edition with America's most patriotic of symbols: an American flag, but it was the US original flag with only 13 stars ... a pro football player complained so Nike canceled it. Sigh ...
4-17, 2005, In Georgia USA at Valdosta State University a social media battle over racism and civil rights has sprung up in the US after political activists started posting images online of them stomping on American flags. Eric Sheppard, a member of the black nationalist New Black Panthers Party, appeared in a photo walking on an American flag at a protest against racism at Georgia's Valdosta State. Sheppard has described himself as a "terrorist towards white people."
7-11-19, * -- Have you ever had it happen when you rebuked an abuser, not only did they refuse to apologize, repent, or change their hurtful behavior, but smugly inform you that “God forgives everything,” and that the Bible says that you have to forgive them too. And all I can say to that is, “Nice try;” because it’s just not true. God’s forgiveness doesn’t work that way; not even close; His kids aren't whipping posts for the wicked.
God forgives everybody who REPENTS, not everybody who doesn’t repent continuing repeatedly with no remorse to sin. Repentance means turning from one’s sinful ways and changing one’s LIFE. It does not mean continuing on as before, and it also does not mean stopping just one or two obnoxious behaviors while continuing all the rest, or even finding some new ones. [Romans 3:23, 5:8, 6:23, 10:9-10]
It might surprise such self-righteous offenders to learn that God does NOT forgive “everybody” and that He does NOT tell us to either. In fact, there is NOT ONE INSTANCE in Scripture of the Lord forgiving anyone who remains “stiff-necked” (stubborn) and unrepentant. [Luke 13:3]
When ungodly people state that God’s Word says something that justifies or facilitates their wickedness, I hand them a Bible and ask them to show me where it says that. Usually, they get all flustered, angry, or embarrassed and quickly change the subject or storm off in a huff. If, by some remote chance, they can actually find the Scripture they’re referring to (and conveniently misinterpreting), then we can read it in context and explore it together- but that hasn’t happened to me yet.
Born again believers in the Lord Jesus study His Word and know that He has such a heart of love for the downtrodden and the broken-hearted, He desires us to be free of every kind of bondage. God doesn’t play mean little tricks on abuse victims. He NEVER says anything that would make it easier for a sinner to keep on sinning or an abuser to keep on abusing. To even suggest otherwise is to reveal a profound ignorance of God’s divine nature.
Some abusers like to call themselves Christians, because it enables them to get away with sinful behaviors without being challenged or confronted. The Bible is not an excuse for abusive people to have a field day without ever suffering any consequences. These people might actually be familiar with Scripture so they twist it and take it out of context in an attempt to deceive us into forgiving them when no forgiveness is warranted.
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked – for whatsoever a person sows, that shall they also reap.” Galatians 6:7
The Lord Jesus distinctly tells us that we are to forgive someone who sins against us IF they repent. [Luke 17:3] He does NOT tell us to forgive everyone, including those who have absolutely no remorse and fully intend to continue abusing others and behaving badly. That would be preposterous and contradictory.
We need to pray for discernment and wisdom to distinguish between REAL Christians and PRETEND Christians. One big clue is that REAL Christians ACT LIKE real Christians; they obey God's commands and show kindness to others.
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Renee Pittelli here http://www.luke173ministries.org/466809
Betsy Ross - Flag, Biography - HISTORY
Perhaps the best-known figure from the American Revolutionary era who wasn’t a president, general or statesman, Betsy Ross (1752-1836) who became a patriotic icon in the late 19th century when stories surfaced that she had sewn the first “stars and stripes” U.S. flag in 1776. Though that story is likely apocryphal, Ross is known to have sewn flags during the Revolutionary War.
US women's soccer team equal-pay gripe
7-8-19, The women of the US national soccer team are famous for being extraordinary athletes and litigants. They want more money. The total prize money for the women's 2019 World Cup was $30 million, with the champion men's team 6 billion from the 2018 men's World Cup. Rush Limbaugh explained that the women take 13% of the proceeds while the men only 9%. The men have a greater pot because greater interest. Get over it gals!
6-12-19, People.com -- The U.S. State Dept has confirmed that at least six American tourists have died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic since summer 2018. Some of them passed away in what appear to be bizarre — and similar — circumstances.
History: A PERSPECTIVE ON ISRAEL
From a relatively poor country to one of the 25 richest in the world - God protects Israel
Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
7-8-19, * -- To many, Israel today is the Start Up nation, a wealthy and a militarily powerful state. It did not become that overnight. Some radical anti-Israel voices erroneously describe Israel as “white.” The facts however are different; as there are over one hundred thousand immigrants from Ethiopia, African economic migrants in the thousands, and Mizrahi Jews from the Arab Middle East, who comprise about half the population.
Israelis of all colors and creeds made the desert bloom, overcoming the hardships of wars, terror, and absorbing millions of Jewish refugees without any natural resources. Known today for its unique entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, the nation was reborn as an independent state in 1948. She was bereft of natural and financial resources, little economic infrastructure and few public services. In the 1950’s the government instituted rations; families were allocated monthly food stamps that allowed them to buy limited amounts of meat, sugar, flour, oil and eggs. As a small child I grew up with Holocaust survivors; their ordeals shaped the minds of children, including this reporter.
At that time Israel had a quasi-socialist economy, lacking major private ownership of economic entities. Banks, the national airline - El Al, Israel’s shipping fleet - ZIM, were government owned and operated. And, what the government did not own, the trade unions or Histadrut owned. This was a critical period in the country’s history, that coincided with a massive inflow of immigrants from Europe, the Middle East, and the Maghreb (North Africa), who had to be housed, fed, clothed and employed. Given the shortage of capital, the burden of dealing with these problems fell upon the public sector.
In Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, a full 1% of the Jewish population was killed and the country’s infrastructure was in disarray. The U.S. and Britain imposed an embargo on the sale of arms during the war and afterward, while Israel’s enemies, Egypt, Jordan, (which was commanded by a British officer named Glubb Pasha) Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria were already established states and could depend on their existing large arsenals. The decades of the 1950’s and 1960’s were anything but peaceful as follows:
- Fedayeen (Islamic terrorists) from Gaza crossed the Green Line into Israel with the aim to kill Israelis and destroy farmland and industrial facilities.
- Buses were attacked killing many women and children.
- In 1956 the Sinai Campaign began when Israel defeated the Egyptian forces reaching the Suez Canal.
- In 1963 the Six Day War when Israel defeated three major Arab armies. Following the war, the country’s narrow borders were widened to provide more security; erasing the previous narrow waistline of only 9 miles between the border and the Mediterranean Sea, where its main population centers and international airport were located.
- In 1973 the Yom Kippur War when Israel was attacked on its holiest day of the year and again was victorious; but at a very high cost in lives and material.
- In 1979, the miracle of peace with Egypt occurred; and the arrival of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the world’s terrorist regime.
- The 1980’s the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) that claimed the lives of over a million soldiers and civilians.
- In 1981, Israel eliminated Iraq’s dictator’s (Saddam Hussein) nuclear ambitions by destroying the Osirak nuclear reactor in an operation codenamed “Operation Opera.”
- In 1982 the Second Lebanon War when Israel removed the PLO menace from Lebanon.
- In July 1985 economic sphere, the Israeli government Stabilization Plan reduced the government involvement in the economy. U.S. loans to Israel for defense acquisitions were turned into grants. By the middle of 1986, inflation was brought down from three digits to double-digits of around 20%.
- In 1990’s:
- the arrival of over a million immigrants from the former Soviet Union, dramatically increased domestic demand.
- accelerated economic growth and a sharp increase in investments.
- In Sept 1993 the Oslo Accords between Israel and the PLO, were signed on the US White House lawn. However, the peace was short lived as Yasser Arafat, the PLO chairman, incited Palestinian terror, which including homicide bombing.
- In 1994 Jordan signed a peace treaty with Israel.
Israel’s infrastructure has undergone tremendous expansion, with four lane highways across the country and a comfortable rail service. Israel has not only become rich, it is a comfortable country to live in and visit.
God said, "Behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and [for] my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink." Joel 3:1-3
More Bible Verses God Protects Israel here
*Excerpted and adapted full report from Joseph Puder, Front Page More here
Iran Leaders Expanding Terror & Spying
7-9-19, Gatestone -- As Iran intensifies its efforts to establish a global terror network, new evidence has emerged that highlights the regime's attempts to establish a terrorist infrastructure in Africa. In June 2019, an intelligence report from the Germany claimed that Iran was involved in espionage in Germany in the illicit procurement of technology for weapons of mass destruction.
Israelis of Ethiopian Descent Protest Over Police Shooting
7-2-19, Around 20,000 Ethiopian Jews, who trace their roots to the biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, were brought to Israel on secret flights in the mid-1980s and early 1990s. But they have at times complained of racist discrimination. More here
Jacob said, “I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.”
6-30-19, Henry Morris, PhD -- This heartfelt cry of the dying patriarch Israel expressed his lifelong, but still unfulfilled, yearning for the coming of God’s promised Savior. In Genesis 49:18 we see the first occurrence in the Bible of the word “salvation” (essentially the same in the Hebrew as “Jesus”). It is also the first occurrence of “waited for,” meaning, essentially, “looked for,” or “waited patiently and expectantly for.” This attitude of Jacob (Israel) has been shared by the people of God down even to the present day.
Significantly, the first occurrence of the equivalent Greek word in the New Testament expresses the same concern on the part of no less a man than John the Baptist when he inquired expectantly of Jesus: “Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?” (Matthew 11:3)
Even though He has indeed come, bringing salvation, we still must wait patiently for the complete fulfillment of His promises when He comes again. It was the prayer of Paul that the Lord would “direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.” (2 Thessalonians 3:5)
Finally, it is significant that the last reference in the Bible to waiting for something once again deals with the same promise. “Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” (Jude 1:21)
It may seem long, but the promise is sure:
“Unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” (Hebrews 9:28) Source
It is possible to regenerate human cells ...
3-25-19, For decades, scientists have debated whether the birth of new neurons—called neurogenesis—was possible in an area of the brain that is responsible for learning, memory and mood regulation. Now, a new study in Nature Medicine journal — says “yes.”
In light of the new study, Jonas Frisén, a professor at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden said: “I would say that there is an overwhelming case for the neurogenesis throughout life in humans.” Rusty Gage, president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and a neuroscientist and professor there, says he was impressed by the researchers’ attention to detail. “Methodologically, it sets the bar for future studies,” says Gage, who was not involved in the new research but was the senior author in 1998 of a paper that found the first evidence for neurogenesis. More here https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-adult-brain-does-grow-new-neurons-after-all-study-says/
[Note: Personal testimony of my husband, John who had had many strokes caused by bleeders in his brain. His doctor showed me his brain scan image on a monitor revealing that one third of his brain was dead/blackened. He was able to regain normal speech as his brain cells grew back. No follow-up professional tests were done, however just actual behaviors showing that his cognitive disability healed.-- Annette]
February 28, 2018, Lung tissue regenerates after acute injury. Researchers have identified a lung stem cell that repairs the organ's gas exchange compartment. They isolated and characterized these progenitor cells from mouse and human lungs and demonstrated they are essential to repairing lung tissue damaged by severe influenza and other respiratory ailments. [Note: I could not determine the source of the stem cells although I have read that in some cases, adult stem cells are often used.] More here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180228131106.htm
Does your liver regrow itself? Yes. Regeneration the regrowth of a damaged or missing organ part from the remaining tissue. As adults, humans can regenerate some organs, such as the liver. If part of the liver is lost by disease or injury, the liver grows back to its original size, though not its original shape. And our skin is constantly being renewed and repaired. Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that biological nano particles called extracellular vesicles secreted by stem cells can reduce tissue damage in the liver and could enhance repair. The source of the cells ?? More here: https://www.eurostemcell.org/regeneration-what-does-it-mean-and-how-does-it-work
And here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liver_regeneration
One Time America Thought About Nuking the Moon and In 2010 Did Hit it With a Rocket
However, before humans set foot on the moon and America relaxed into self-declared victory, the U.S. seriously considered a surprising plan. The military wanted to nuke the moon. It was a very tiny nuke; only a tenth or so the size of bomb America dropped on Hiroshima. The 1950s saw hundreds of nuclear test explosions on Earth by the American, Soviet, and British governments. The moon’s remote location and lack of inhabitants makes it an almost sane choice by comparison. And while THAT plan never came to fruition, humans have actually blown up the moon’s surface a handful of times. [..snip]
The plan from 1958 didn’t have either of those benefits. Designers conceived the plan largely to boost America’s ego over the space race it was in the midst of losing to the Soviet Union, not for any real scientific value. And it would have definitely contaminated the moon’s surface for future investigations. [..] Strangely enough, the Soviet Union may have considered nearly the same nuclear plan, for largely the same reasons: in their case, to prove and maintain their superior stance in space.
Luckily, cooler heads prevailed on both sides.
On October 9, 2010, NASA strike on the moon kicked up enough dust for scientists to determine whether or not there is water on the moon. NASA’s LCROSS mission successfully bombed the moon [it failed to produce the promised live photos however].
First: a 2.2-ton empty rocket hull smacked the moon’s south pole
Then four minutes later: the camera-and-instrument laden space probe made its death plunge. Centaur rocket was expected to transform 2200 kg of mass and 10 billion joules of kinetic energy into a blinding flash of heat and light. Researchers expect the impact to throw up a plume of debris appx 6 miles high. Reportedly they found water. [Cost? many billions of dollars.] More here and here
Kids only objected to lesson about Homosexuals
6-20-19, According to the Christian Legal Centre, a fifth grade  boy named 'Farrell' asked to not take part in the lesson the teacher at Heavers Farm Primary School had handed out. According to a press release the male teacher advised that the lesson was a part of the curriculum and opting out was therefore not possible.
Farrell said that he, "does not accept LGBT because of religious beliefs." [Farrell is of Christian faith] He was sitting next to ten year old girl named Kaysey, who likewise objected to the lessons [she is Catholic].
The teacher asked Farrell where he is from? He is of African Jamaican descent and “everybody is Christian and Catholic, so they don’t accept LGBT.”
Reportedly, when the head teacher, Susan Papas, learned of the matter, she shouted at the two children in front of the class. Kaysey states that Ms Papas also rebuked them privately by stating, “How dare you? You are a disappointment to the school.”
Kaysey reported that she was put in a room where she was again confronted. Ms Papas said: “How dare you say that you want to kill LGBT people?”
“I didn’t say kill,” Kaysey replied.
“Yes, you did, and don’t lie,” Papas responded.
Kaysey, a Pentecostal Christian, was placed in detention and suspended for five days. Farrell, a Roman Catholic, was also suspended, over added allegation that he said that “LGBT’s dumb,” which he denies. More here
9-12-17, Guardian excerpt -- ... In Brisbane a leaflet from the Australian Marriage Forum argues “all relationships matter. But not all relationships are marriage.” “Marriage gives every child a mum and a dad. ‘Gay marriage’ makes that impossible.”
In Newcastle, New South Wales, a leaflet urges “vote no to pedo parenting”. And a leaflet stuck to cars in Sutherland and other areas south of Sydney claims same-sex couples “are not discriminated against in any way. They simple [sic] wish to destroy the sacred institution of marriage as between a man and a woman as they don’t agree with it.”
“Your children will be taught radical LGBT sex indoctrination to accept the gay ideals – you won’t even be able to opt out of it. They claim that there is no gender and that’s it can change at any time.”
“Is it right that a tiny fraction of the community should be allowed to force their extreme opinions onto everyone else in the community? – you decide.”
7-2-19, WashPost, Rick Atkinson -- America's rise and the British Empire's decline ... We have become more like that Anglo imperium than perhaps we suspect. Comparisons of the British and American echoes can be heard. Both were built and sustained with:
- a large, permanent military force, including navies without peer in their respective epochs
- a devotion to market capitalism that relentlessly sought foreign markets and resources.
- a reasonably robust democracies, committed to political liberalism and personal freedoms within cultures that often bent toward conservatism.
- displayed a penchant for foreign adventures, including expansionist and punitive expeditions sometimes infused with evangelical zeal that could be taken for arrogance.
- demonstrating a knack for alternately alienating and wooing allies.
Knowledge Has Increased; Not About Computers
Knowledge Has Increased About God's Word
God said, "O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."
7-8-19, In this video interview author and Bible scholar Joel Richardson explains that our world view and traditional Bible eschatology teachers have skewed our thinking about end time events. Their understanding and interpretation was influenced by tradition and heir personal world view. In the book of Daniel he tells us in the end times knowledge will increase. Most of us have believed 'computers, science & technology are fulfillment of that prophecy; 'we're so much smarter now!' No ... it's about knowledge of God's word that will increase. [Daniel 12:4]
Joel also explains about the beast and why Rome is not the nation to watch. Who are the nations in Revelation 13:1-2
The Apostle John said:
"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority."
They are all Islamic nations; very interesting one hour video here:
While the Rashidun caliphs were based at Mecca and Medina, the Umayyads ... the over-stretched army was stopped in 732 AD at the battle of Poitiers by Charles Martel...
The hordes of the expanding Muslim army has been reborn; it was at first only composed of Arab tribal groups, mostly infantry and some cavalry forces. Gradually it transformed itself by recruiting locally during its campaigns. The role played by the mawali (‘converted non-Arab clients’), such as Berber warriors in the western campaign to Spain and, eastwards, Persians and Turks, is well-known. More here
US Feds Say Confiscated Assets From Drug Dealer Can Be Used to Build the Southern Border Wall
Yes, let El Chapo pay for it!
7-5-19, NYPost -- On Friday July 5, 2019, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn NY say no more planes, personal zoos, or tiny trains for convicted cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman if they have their way. USA may seize over $12 billion in assets from the onetime leader of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel in Mexico following his February drug-trafficking conviction. The court filing reads: “The government is entitled to the forfeiture of all property that constitutes or is derived from the defendant’s narcotics-related crimes, as well as any property that facilitated the commission of those crimes."
Texas Senator Ted Cruz said: “Congress has a clear mandate from the American people: secure the border and build the wall. Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities. Indeed, I have long called for building a wall as a necessary step in defending our border." Congress has two clear mandates from the American people: secure the border and save money.
Cancer Causing Foods
Treated: Apples, Popcorn, Potatoes
- Canned tomatoes - Fredrick Vom Saal, an endocrinologist at the University of Missouri, explained that the acidity of tomatoes causes bisphenol-A (BPA) from the lining in canned foods to seep into the food. BPA is a synthetic estrogen-like compound that has been linked to reproductive problems, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.
- Microwave popcorn - Olga Naidenko, a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group, pointed to a recent study from UCLA that has linked chemicals found in the lining of popcorn bags to infertility issues in humans. These compounds have also been shown to cause liver, as well as testicular and pancreatic cancers in lab animals. (Related: Microwave popcorn gives off a toxic, lung-damaging gas when cooked.)
- Non-organic potatoes - Jeffrey Moyer, chair of the National Organic Standards Board, noted that many potato growers would never eat their own potatoes because of the high levels of pesticides they absorb from the soil. After harvesting, these potatoes are sprayed again with questionable chemicals to prevent them from sprouting.
- Farmed salmon - Dr. David Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany reported that this fish is fed an unnatural diet of soy, poultry litter, and hydrolyzed chicken feathers. Aside from lower levels of vitamin D, farmed salmon is higher in carcinogens such as PCBs, brominated flame retardants, antibiotics, and pesticides such as dioxin and DDT.
- Hormone-laced milk - Rick North, project director of the Campaign for Safe Food at the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility reports that to boost milk production, cattle are often treated with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH or rBST). These growth hormones induce the production of another hormone called insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) in milk. High IGF-1 levels in humans have shown to increase the risk of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer.
- Unfermented GMO soy - According to biotech specialist Michael Harris, non-GMO fermented soy is the only soy fit for human consumption. Genetically modified, unfermented soy has been found to disrupt hormonal balance and may cause several types of cancer.
- Conventional apples - Mark Kastel, co-director of the Cornucopia Institute (a farm-policy research group that supports organic foods), said that from all conventionally grown fruits, apples are the most doused in pesticides. While the industry claims these chemicals to be safe for humans, Mark added that farm workers have higher rates of many types of cancer.
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