Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. (Revelation 3:17-18)
Rescue me, O Lord, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men who devise evil things in their hearts; they continually stir up wars. (Psalms 140:1-2)
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
“Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:60)
If it's linked in here, I read the entire article, or watched the entire video.
---- Everything below this point will me playing catch up with my reading stream since I paused my blog a few months ago, but at least they will be links I'm still interested in this many months later. ----
[“The Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.” (Genesis 11:6 NASB)
Thank. You. God. I have had nothing but positive feelings toward that verse for a long time now.
But it's only today I caught the “And this is what they began to do.” Did you catch that? “Here they are with all this ability and THIS is what they choose to do with it.” So, what was so heinous about building a tower? Is God threatened by skyscrapers?
Nothing's wrong with towers except that only 4 generations back when they got off the boat, “God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth'” (Genesis 9:1) and in the time that it took Shem's son (born 2 years after the flood) to become a great grandfather, society was already off to the dogs again and saying, “'... OTHERWISE we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” (Genesis 11:4)
God said scatter, and in 4 generations they are saying, don't scatter.
Yes, I seem to have an obsession with freedom, scattering and the amount of time and number of generations it takes for society to go bad, but ... I got that from the Bible ;)
We ARE a human experiment ... for the humans and the angels I take it, not for God. Is it a coincidence that Bible-influenced societies built on “You shall know the truth and the truth will make you free” are interested in stories like The Matrix and The Maze Runner.
Backing out of that tangent...
God pays them a little visit and says, Mm-hm, this is what they're doing with it, let's get them separated up for a few thousand years so they can't destroy themselves completely, at least until they're smart enough to invent Google Translate, and do the Cultural Revolution on steroids. And then... well the end of that story hasn't been written yet.
(Most of my western readers may not know what the Cultural Revolution was, but maybe you can google it, along with “struggle sessions” and “self-criticism” and read China: Alive In the Bitter Sea by Fox Butterfield and Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China which you can read for free here.)
Backing out of that tangent...
I was talking with my friends in the park and I said, A lot of people think that God is strict, but one day it really sunk in on me that it's really about his protection of the defenseless.
Update 2020.03.16: I'll never know what the rest of my comment was going to be because it was this point I decided to turn these comments into a post which I eventually posted months later (Microchipping and the Tower of Babel) and somehow this part never got included.]
Vitamin C Lowers Mortality in Severe Sepsis Favorite paragraphs: “In 2017, news emerged about a critical care physician who claimed to have discovered a simple and inexpensive way to treat sepsis using an intravenous (IV) cocktail of vitamin C and thiamine (vitamin B1) in combination with the steroid hydrocortisone.
The precise protocol used was 200 mg of thiamine every 12 hours, 1,500 mg of ascorbic acid every six hours, and 50 mg of hydrocortisone every six hours.”
Why post these articles? As long as there are people alive who are considering joining the CIA, or any organization like it, then they need to know what they will be helping out. Say nothing, more people will join.
As long as I continue to hear a couple of my favorite preachers tell people it's OK to join the military, that's how long I have to post these articles. They need to know what they are condoning.]
God says, “Don't lie” and “Don't follow a multitude to do evil.” Don't participate or support in any way (except where God has expressly mandated, i.e. paying taxes), don't join any organization that has to hide its doings in darkness.
A few years ago, a young teenager I had seen grow up from a child joined the military, and I didn't know how to explain to her why I thought that was a bad idea. I also have relatives in the military.
This stream of articles is for all the times I had no voice to explain, and a hope that it might prevent further friends or relatives from walking up to me one day with the news that they too are joining the military or any other organization that loves darkness.
Be a Bible teacher instead. “For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” (1 Corinthians 1:25)
“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” (John 3:19-21)
'Old girl,' says Mr. Bagnet, 'give him my opinion. You know it. Tell him what it is.' It is, that he cannot have too little to do with people who are too deep for him, and cannot be too careful of interference with matters he does not understand; that the plain rule, is to do nothing in the dark, to be a party to nothing underhanded or mysterious, and never to put his foot where he cannot see the ground.' ~~~ Bleak House by Charles Dickens
[I don't agree with the last sentence of that article. If anything it should read something like “Let the one foot in another country begin.” Did the early Christians join a revolution? No, they scattered, taking the gospel with them. (Acts 8:4)
Want scattering not to be such a hardship? Take baby steps before you have to. Are you retired? Even better. Research how you can volunteer to help teach Bible classes, taking students through a Bible course for instance, in other mission fields around the world for a few months at a time. Enlarge your comfort zone. It'll help stave off dementia. And you might even find that your retirement check goes further in another country.
Want to brush up on your Bible knowledge? Check out https://thebible.net/video/ and WVBS. Even more ambitious? Go to Bible school. That'll really sharpen your brain.
Revolution just gives the government a chance to try out its most horrifying weapons. Keeping enough of your savings out of the country and feeling free to move to wherever freedom is, lets you vote with your feet.]
[This article made me think of a related subject: IF the CIA knew about this for decades and did nothing about it, to say nothing of using it, is it Christian to join the CIA?
Frankly, is it Christian to join ANY agency that has dark sections where you are never allowed to know what is going on, so as to decide whether or not you should participate in their deeds.
If you knew and still joined them, God will hold you accountable.
If you could know but choose not to, and join them, God will hold you accountable.
If you say, “I'm willing to know, but they will never tell me” and join them, when they already have a terrible track record of declassified documents on public record, God will still hold you accountable.]
“Those who learn don’t seek to rule. Those who seek to rule don’t learn.” Read more...
“In mid-2017, the US decided to impose sanctions against Russia, and, of course, the US has every right to diminish its trade with Russia if it sees fit.
But for the sanctions to work, Europe would have to endorse and enforce the sanctions as well, so the US government announced to the EU that its countries would be expected to fully participate in the sanctions....” Read more...
From her position as a member of the Armed Services Committee, she watched as the al-Qaeda enemy she’d fought in Iraq morphed into ISIS and spread its influence into Syria.
Over the next few years, Gabbard saw how the Obama administration began, in her words, “funneling weapons and money through Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others who provide direct and indirect support to groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda” in an effort to overthrow the Assad regime. “If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS,” Gabbard declared via Twitter, “we would be thrown in jail. Why does our gov get a free pass on this?”
For someone who watched her fellow soldiers die fighting al-Qaeda in 2005, the Obama policy of supporting terrorists, whether directly or indirectly, as part of a new regime change war against Syria was a betrayal of that sacrifice....
If the U.S. succeeded in overthrowing Assad, Tulsi knew, the very terrorists she’d fought against in Iraq would end up ruling Syria. Meeting with Assad to discuss the prospects of defeating a common enemy was the most meaningful way she could honor the service and sacrifice of her fellow soldiers. Read more...
“... The Federalists thought the Bill of Rights was superfluous because they argued that no American government would knowingly restrict freedom. The Anti-Federalists thought constitutional restraints were vital to the preservation of personal liberty because no government can be trusted to preserve personal liberty... If the government can impair Second Amendment-protected liberties on the basis of what a person might do, as opposed to what a person actually did do, to show that it is doing something in response to a public clamor, then no liberty in America is safe.
Which liberty will the government infringe upon next?” Read more...
A good paragraph from this article: “And who can forget the fatuous “integrity initiative” that preceded it, whose lofty ambitions aimed to ‘defend democracy against disinformation’? This is elite code for limiting free speech, already happening at a rate of knots, with the powers that be ‘setting up new perimeters’ online and offline. The prevailing efforts by a range of people to make it a crime to criticise Israel or boycott the country is arguably the most insidious, egregious example. As well, the attempts by the MSM to designate genuine, independent analysis by alternative media as “fake news” is another one.”
“integrity initiative” link best paragraphs:
“At midday on June 7, 2018 the Spanish cluster "hears" that Pedro Banos, a purported "pro-Kremlin voice" is to be appointed to the key position of National Security Department. Within two hours, the cluster "activates the network" to discredit the appointment. Trusted voices send out dozens of tweets, media editorials appear, the main parties are alerted. By 8pm the same day, Banos, a senior military official with decades of experience has his reputation ruined, and is later denied the appointment.
The entire operation constituted a host of ethical violations: from the undeclared interests of the colluding participants appearing as innocent concerned journalists and academics in the media, to the smearing of a public figure, to foreign meddling in sovereign countries' affairs. This is military intelligence using public tools to deceive the population at large – not just the actions of a Deep State, but a foreign one, closer to what is known in military terms as Black Psyop....
Nor is there anything revolutionary in the work that Integrity Initiative does. The Soviet Union cultivated influential sympathetic figures in the West as part of its active measures policy, while the CIA during the decades-long Operation Mockingbird was able to literally place any story it wanted with dozens of the leading US media outlets, under the names of the nation's most esteemed journalists.”
[My point in posting these links? God says, “Don't lie” and “Don't follow a multitude to do evil.” Don't participate or support in any way. Don't join the military. Don't join any of the many organizations that have to hide their doings in darkness. A few years ago a young teenager I had known for years joined the military, and I essentially stood there with my mouth hanging open not knowing how to explain to her why I thought that was a bad idea. I have relatives in the military. This stream of articles is for all the times I had no voice to explain. This stream of articles is a hope that it will prevent further friends or relatives from walking up to me one day with the news that they too are joining the military or one of these lovers of darkness.
Be a Bible teacher instead. “For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” (1 Corinthians 1:25)
“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” (John 3:19-21)]
“The simple explanation is that U.S. doctors operate as a cartel to restrict trade and reduce competition. The American Medical Association (AMA) artificially limits the number of doctors, which drives up salaries for doctors and reduces the availability of care. This has been the story of the AMA since it started, and now it has become deadly.....
Today, there is no market-based system controlling the supply of and demand for doctors. The licensing of doctors is directly controlled by the medical establishment. Public policy has been outsourced to insiders who determine the number of graduates.”
[American medicine is not free as in freedom, so not fair to say socialized healthcare is better compared to "free-market" American healthcare, because it never was free-market, at least since the time of the AMA.]
I liked this one paragraph: “Carabini released his new book Liberty, Dicta, and Force very recently. It is indeed a masterpiece. A truly “red pilling book”, so to speak, it connects the libertarian conscience to our daily acts of volition and voluntarism, and to the workings of the human mind. What the book fundamentally asserts is that it is foolish to have faith in the political process. All politics does is turn us against each other when in our everyday lives, we get along fine. When government is factored into the equation, using force against each other is justified. In our personal lives, we would never justify using force against our neighbors, even if it were for benevolent causes.”
Fractional Reserves and the Fed [Sapphireslinger: A tough read, but if you put even three-quarters of your mind to it, awesome! So what does it have to do with my daily life? Almost every single day I think about it because I have to do the grocery shopping for my family, and every time I see something I would dearly love to eat, and notice that it is now 4x the price it used to be, in my mind I lay that squarely at the door of whoever is printing up the money supply, but whenever I sigh and say, "Inflation :P" to the clerk, I have not met one person who does anything but stare at me blankly. Anyway back to fruit, I remember when durian cost 30-something (TWD, not USD, LOL) a jin and how one year I refused to buy it when it went up to 40-something a jin, and today it is 139 a jin. Yes, the Fed is responsible for me not having durian to eat, and so am I for not finding a way to step outside that game.
So why read the article? What can I do about it? So that (1) when I hear about the State of Texas thinking about making it's own gold-backed currency, I realize what a huge deal that would be ... so that (2) I don't contribute to the morass of ignorance that might kill a deal like that ... so that (3) did I ever find a way to use an alternate form of currency in my daily life with impunity, I would do my part to step outside the game, the game beauracrats play with what I think of as my money but in reality is a pile of fiat money, paper that can lose half its power with a flip of the switch on the printing press.
But I wouldn't even be thinking those things or be ready for those things, if I didn't know what that article was talking about.
So yes, I feel a deep CONNECTION to this article, right in the area of my stomach, every time I see durian no less.]
The failures of America have occurred precisely when we’ve incorrectly assessed the dangers of government and when we’ve departed from that vision and failed to control or counteract the growth of government power.
If Americans have grown distrustful (cynical) about the operations of corporations, lobbyists, the deep state, the military-industrial complex, and governments, it’s not because of any “intellectually superior attitude”, something some shallow columnist might say. Distrust has real roots in real failings. We’ve failed our Constitution and our Constitution has failed us. We interpreted it loosely and its flaws allowed us to do that, both to our detriment. The Articles of Confederation would have served us well, or a Constitution that made only minor modifications to the Articles. This was not to be, and we must now deal with it as best we can.
Ocasio-Cortez has no remedy for American failures by offering us a much-enlarged government that further abandons decentralized freedom, individual property rights, civic virtue and limited government. America stands no chance of surviving its failures and no chance to regenerate its correct vision by extending marxism further into American life. The alternative is to extend the libertarian vision.
“Democratic socialism is marxism, and as marxism it condemns private property. It condemns private ownership of capital, or the means of production, which is everything that goes into producing the goods that keep us alive, sheltered, clothed, healthy, fed, entertained, and other such values. In marxism, everyone is called upon to work to the extent they can for a common good or a common pool of goods. One doesn’t work directly for oneself. One doesn’t try to progress, because it gets you nowhere. The more you try to build up your wealth, the more that it’s taken away from you.
Marxism promotes freeloading and shirking. Everyone has an incentive to let others do the work and to draw goods from the common pool. This never works to promote the production of goods. Starvation is the result. Marxism of any type always fails because its incentives are totally perverse.
Imagine working and your pay goes all to the government or the “democracy”. The “democracy” decides what you will get. The “democracy” turns out to be an impossible way to make the countless decisions that have to be made in order to get people to work effectively and economically to produce what other people need, and then to distribute these goods when, where and how to make people happy. The attempts at democracy as a substitute for prices and markets fail. Invariably, a bureaucracy of power-seekers accumulates power and dictates. Marx conjured up such concepts as the “dictatorship of the proletariat”, a kind of democracy of the working class. Instead, every attempt at socialism either fails because it doesn’t deliver the goods, or else it’s transformed into command-and-control by bureaucrats, administrators, managers, politicians, none of whom themselves face the control by those they claim to be feeding, clothing, housing, etc. The consumer is definitely not king in any marxist system.”
Sleeping is Now a Crime [What about all those awesome youtubers living in their cars and blogging about it? What about people who can't afford a Tiny House but do just fine in their cars? Even my uncle who has a house will sometimes study and nap in his car in the beautiful outdoors.
[This is connected to the false doctrine of pre-mellenialism which says that Jesus got “surpisingly rejected” and failed to set up his kingdom the first time he came, but he will succeed when he returns. Problems: This theory says God is not omniscient nor omnipotent, neither all-knowing nor all-powerful. If he failed the first time, he might fail the second time too. In reality, the Bible says the cross was in the mind of God before he created the world, and the prophets prophesied that he would be rejected. ]
.... In her book, Peeke also talks about the role of epigenetics, noting there’s a “sweet spot” between the ages of 8 and 13 when your genome is particularly vulnerable to epigenetic influence....
Fortunately, there are solutions to unhealthy junk food cravings. Two of the most effective strategies I know of are intermittent fasting and a cyclical ketogenic diet focused on real, whole foods. These strategies will effectively help reset your body’s metabolism and boost your body’s production of healing ketones, and your cravings for sugar will dramatically diminish, if not vanish altogether, once your body starts burning fat instead of sugar as its primary fuel.
The federal government’s biggest trick is to tax wage earners in valuable dollars during your income earning years and give it back to you in worth-less dollars in retirement. It is the mother of all shell games. The dollar you get back in retirement via a Social Security check looks the same, but it has diminished purchasing power.
If one of your kids became a millionaire via a lottery ticket and received $1,000,000 after taxes in the year 2000 and they hid it under a rock, they would need $5,440,531 to equal the purchasing power of that money today! (2018). (Data: Inflation Calculator, ShadowStats.com). The true rate of inflation is 6-8% (source: ShadowStats.com) so a worker needs to ask their boss for a 6-8% annual pay raise just to keep up with inflation. (Nobody ever tells young people this.).....
Most doctors don’t earn large incomes any more. But if they open satellite offices and sell them to young graduate doctors who want to start their own practices, they will earn passive income...[Read more]
As vaccination programs ramped up, the age of onset shifted from school-age (5-19) to children under 5 years of age. The CDC report notes that susceptibility of infants younger than age 1 increased due to their mothers who developed weak antibodies from vaccination rather than from a virus encountered in circulation in the population. Mothers who had higher antibody counts from natural infection transferred immunity across the placenta to their fetus and this immunity lasted until children reached 5-9 years of age, which Dr. Tenpenny says is the desirable time for children to get the measles and develop their own enduring antibodies.
Yes, unvaccinated individuals are more likely to get measles, but they are also most likely to develop life-long immunity, something vaccination doesn’t achieve. This is why adult measles vaccination is being promoted, to the glee of vaccine makers.
When industry controls government to mandate vaccination, as is now happening, this is out of control fascism. An overly fearful public can’t see the objective is corporate profits, not health. Let’s vaccinate the whole world – 7 billion people and then add booster shots. Then make it a law that kids get vaccinated. But measles has a 2-to-3-year cycle that will cyclically erupt with measles cases regardless of vaccination. Dr. Tenpenny says the same cyclical outbreaks will occur every 2-to-5 years for whooping cough (pertussis). And the outbreaks are all inappropriately being blamed on anti-vaxxers.
Dr. Tenpenny teaches viral-induced fever is desirable. Measles can induce fevers of 103-105-degrees F. Just control fever to 102-degrees F by use of vitamins A & D says Dr. Tenpenny and make sure kids are hydrated.
Dr. Tenpenny says: Measles virus infects different organs, induces a fever and wakes up the immune system (B cells, macrophages) and disseminates immunity to all tissues with accompanying fever at the age appropriate time which is age 7 to 9 years of age. Fever locks-in membranes in gut, kidneys and the blood brain barrier and teaches the body to activate immunity against “non-self” agents. She teaches, over time more infants will be susceptible to measles infections at younger ages due to mothers being vaccinated.
Measles is important for female children to have to protect their own offspring later in life. Her 21-minute instructional videotape presentation on measles can be viewed on FACEBOOK (if they don’t censor her). Read more...
... Police and prosecutors had initially tried to conceal from the public that Madou had decapitated the baby, but a commuter — Ghanaian citizen Daniel J., a gospel singer at an evangelical church in Hamburg — who happened to arrive at the subway station moments after the attack filmed the scene on his phone. "Oh my God," Daniel J. can be heard saying in English. "It's unbelievable. Oh Jesus, oh Jesus, oh Jesus. They cut off the head of the baby. Oh my God. Oh Jesus."
Heinrich Kordewiner, a blogger from Hamburg who discovered the video on Daniel J.'s Facebook page, uploaded it to YouTube. Hamburg police subsequently arrived at Kordewiner's apartment with a search warrant, and confiscated his computer, mobile phone and other electronics, allegedly to find "evidence" of the "crime" of uploading the video.
German prosecutors also pursued Gatestone author Stefan Frank for quoting verbatim from the search warrant, which included details of the murder, including that the child was beheaded. The fact of the decapitation was not only omitted from public reports, but also denied. District Attorney Lars Mahnke claimed that "speculation" about the beheading was false. Frank, however, knew about the beheading because it was mentioned in the search warrant. His "crime" was informing the public. The case against Frank was dropped in January 2019 after he agreed to pay a fine of 300 euros ($340).
Police and prosecutors have insisted that their silence about the child's decapitation has been out of respect for the dignity of the dead. Others, however, have accused German authorities of censoring information about growing lawlessness — including spiraling knife violence — to "preserve civil peace." Read More
.... Since artificially created rights are just that — artificial — the only way to implement them is through government’s never-fail trump card: force. Delusions aside, government is nothing more than a criminal organization held together by the threat of brute force — and actual force, if that becomes necessary.
Political power does, indeed, grow from the barrel of a gun. Millions of Americans delude themselves about this reality, but the cold, hard fact is that government can do anything it damn well pleases to you, your family, and your property through the threat of force — and, when necessary, the actual use of force. If you doubt it, I would suggest you check with Roger Stone or Paul Manafort.
Sadly, most people tend to ignore what government’s essentially unrestricted use of force means in real terms. Their normalcy bias tells them that we have checks and balances in place via our three branches of government, thus a Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, or Maduro could never happen in today’s America.
Alas, they are hopelessly naïve. Whether it’s Waco, Ruby Ridge, taxation, the silencing of free speech, or the regulation of consenting-adult activities, government force is always the trump card. Government doesn’t need to be morally, or even legally, correct. All it needs to be is ruthless, and it has never shied away from meeting that challenge.... Read More
China and the (supposed) loss of manufacturing jobs? Even a slightly more libertarian US economy, with a somewhat lighter regulatory, tax, and tariff monkey on its back, would walk away not only from China but the rest of the world too. Foreign policy and defense spending? Immediate troop withdrawals and radical reductions in military projection, along with real cuts to the military state. Immigration? Private sponsorship and vetting of immigrants, with legal and financial liability residing with sponsors for a term. Rent seeking and cronyism in industries like Big Pharma? Radically slash regulatory and approval processes, eliminate patents, and let generics flourish. Entitlements? Immediate means testing, coupled with a thirty-year phaseout of benefits and immunity from federal payroll taxes for younger workers. As for Islam, why not worry about what’s killing Christianity instead? Is the rise of modern western welfare states and the abject decline of Christianity just a strange coincidence to McCarthy, or does he understand progressive state religion? A robust Christianity, one that serves as a counterbalance to Islam, can’t exist when it’s in direct competition with the state that has far greater control over education, culture, and resources than any Christian group could ever dream of attaining. Read More