Dear KMAG: 20191229 Open Topic

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AND WHAT TIME IS IT?
TIME TO DRAIN THE SWAMP!!!

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. . . and His Grace is Sufficient, so . . .
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“This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn nor weep.” . . . “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”


Count Your Blessings Sunday

Well, it’s just a few days before New Years Day and I suppose many people are occupied with making their New Year’s resolution lists, figuring out which of the New Year’s festivities they’ll attend or planning their own celebration, big or small.

It’s the end of a year, just after the joyous Christmas season. I think it’s a really good time to settle back, review the past year and take a good count of the many blessings we have as believers in Christ and in His finished work at Calvary.

Count Your Blessings

When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings—money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God has done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your many blessings, see what God has done.

And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.

    ~  Johnson Oatman, Jr., pub.1897


Believe and be blessed

But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2.9)

God gives many blessings to “whosoever believeth” in Jesus because he loves us.

For those who put their trust in Christ, God has provided many remarkable (perfect, actually) blessings. We are rich beyond our wildest dreams. Some of these blessings are:

When we believe, God counts our faith in Christ as righteousness.

“For our sake He [God] made Him [Christ] to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him [Christ]we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Cor 5:21) “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.” (Rom 3:22)

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”. (Rom 5:1)

When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. (Colossians 2.13-14)

When we believe, the penalty for our sins is paid by Christ’s death on the cross.

. . . who gave Himself for us, that He might purchase our freedom from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. (Titus 2:14)

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:13-14)

. . . knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. (1 Peter 1:18-19)

When we believe, Christ’s sacrifice makes believers spiritually alive.

And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, (Ephesians 2:1)

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved) (Ephesians 2:4-5).

When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, (Colossians 2.13).

When we believe, we are adopted as God’s children.

But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, to redeem those under the Law, that we might receive our adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!’ So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, you are also an heir through God.” (Galatians 4:4-7)

He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, (John 1:11-12).

For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. Fo;26r all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. (Galations 3:26)

When we believe, as a child of God, we are His heirs.

And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!’ So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, you are also an heir through God.” (Galatians 4:6-7)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance, incorruptible and undefiled, and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.  (1 Peter 1:3-5)

When we believe, our sin nature is reconciled with God’s holiness.

Now all this is from God, who has restored our relationship to Himself through Jesus Christ . . (2 Corinthians 5:18)

For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him [Christ], and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say,whether things on earth or things in heaven (Colossians 1:19-20)

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:17-19)

When we believe, God forgives our sins.

All the prophets testify about Him that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name.” (Acts 10:43)

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, (Ephesians 1:7)

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:13-14)

When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross (Colossians 2:13-14).

When we believe, we have eternal life with God and Jesus forever . . . unending.

As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:14-16)

And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:11-13)

When we believe, God’s Holy Spirit comes to live within us.

Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14)

And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!’ (Galatians 4:6)

As the Holy Spirit lives in the believer, He brings about some life-changing results:

The Holy Spirit acts on a soul dead in sin and creates new life (Titus 3:5). This is the new birth Jesus spoke of. (John 3:1-8)

The Holy Spirit confirms to the believer that he belongs to the Lord and is an heir of God and fellow-heir with Christ (Romans 8:15-17).

The Holy Spirit makes the new believer a member of Christ’s universal church. This is the baptism of the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:13)

The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to the believer to strengthen the church and serve the Lord for His glory (1 Corinthians 12:11).

The Holy Spirit helps the believer understand and apply the Scripture to his daily life (1 Corinthians 2:12).

The Holy Spirit enriches the believer’s prayer life and intercedes for him in prayer (Romans 8:26-27).

The Holy Spirit enables the believer to live for Christ and to do His will (Galatians 5:16). The Spirit leads the believer in paths of righteousness (Romans 8:14).

The Holy Spirit gives evidence of new life by producing the fruit of the Spirit in the believer’s life (Galatians 5:22-23).

The Holy Spirit is grieved when the believer sins (Ephesians 4:30), and He convicts the believer to confess his sin to the Lord so that fellowship is restored (1 John 1:9).

The Holy Spirit seals the believer unto the day of redemption so that the believer’s arrival in the Lord’s presence is guaranteed after this life (Ephesians 1:13-14).

When we believe, after we die, we will be resurrected in incorruptible, immortal spiritual bodies.

And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power. (1 Corinthians 6:14) So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body (1 Corinthians 15:42-44)

 Truly, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. All that we have needed and will need, from birth to eternity, has been provided for by God through the work of the Son. Thanks be to God!



Thank God for Blessings

We look at our country these days and see
All the bad things that happen to be:
Lies, corruption, thievery and fraud,
But we’ve seen the Light and so we thank God.

Thank God that we have enough to eat,
That we don’t have to live on the street,
That we have water, are secure and warm,
In wind and rain, we’re safe from the storm.

Thank God we choose work, there’s no slavery,
And for all of our friends and family
That after work we can rest and play,
And feel some contentment after our day.

We tend to lose sight that we’re truly blessed,
Living in comfort, not poor and oppressed,
While life’s twists happen and we feel deprived,
Others on earth fight daily to survive.

No food, dirty water, oppressive heat,
Sickness, disease, and filthy, dusty streets,
Babies and kids, bloated stomachs and flies,
Grotesque skeletons, no hope in their eyes.

Living inside wearing old gloves and coats,
Bone-chilling cold, all alone and remote.
Old and sickly, no medicine anywhere,
Dying alone with nobody to care.

There are ways to help the poor, to be sure,
Though it’s unlikely that there’ll be a cure.
We should all help in many different ways,
‘Cause the poor will be with us all our days.

From these situations, we all can learn
To look at our problems with less concern,
And truly thank God for all our wealth,
Our work, our families, and our good health.

For God’s our Provider, blessings from Him.
He’s met all our needs and freed us from sin.
He’s given us all, including His Son.
Praise God forever!  May His will be done!



Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20,21)

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Deplorable Patriot

This is getting a fair amount of attention. Don’t know about the other women here, but I’ll pass.
https://twitter.com/DeepStateExpose/status/1211345392870313984

mollypitcher5

….and if the loving discipline isn’t effective just kill her . Can’t have the family dishonored. So weird that their iconic ‘daughter’ Ilhan has escaped all retribution for her blatant sins against their faith.

phoenixrising37

They’re all about Sharia Law these days… fundamentalism gone insane!
Cabal is using Sharia Law to reduce our population numbers. They would have succeeded if Donald J. Trump had not decided it was time for a change in Washington.

mollypitcher5

Right?! Where the hell are the few remaining rational Dems..even Liberal Dems? They have to see the insanity…mocking and condemning Christians of any denomination as racists,stupid, fairytale believers BUT coddling and building up islam..the most backward barbarian religion on the face of the earth.
Demanding sharia compliance from people who aren’t even muslim…and compliance is actually some form of OCD psychosis imho… they would tolerate Jewish prohibitions or Buddist or ANY other religious tenet enFORCED on random persons????

phoenixrising37

I’ll vote with you Dep Pat…

Concerned Virginian

Muhammad’s last wife was AISHA, who was 6 YEARS OLD when he married her (however, according to Muslim teaching, he did not “deflower” her UNTIL SHE WAS 9).
Wonder if Muhammad beat little Aisha if she “disobeyed” him? Wonder if these Islamic “rules” about how to beat your wife are to “instruct” men on how to beat their MINOR AGE wives?
And get this — in Sharia Law, beating the wife is the LAST stage of three in “disciplining” her.
Stage One: husband is to “admonish” his wife to change her behavior because Allah is not pleased with her.
Stage Two, if the first didn’t “work”: husband is to “shun” his wife: refuse to sleep with her / confine her to the women’s quarters of the house / limit contact between the wife and their children / cut off allowances, etc.
Stage Three, if the first two don’t “work”: Beat the wife according to Sharia Law rules.
If this last stage doesn’t “work”, the husband may divorce his wife, which under Sharia Law, can simply be done by “summoning” the wife into his presence (the husband does not need witnesses, and the wife has no standing to demand for any), and say “I divorce thee” three times. She can then literally be thrown out of the home.
Also, WHY hasn’t Rep ILHAN “ELMI” OMAR been disciplined by Sharia Law for all of HER bad behavior? —
First: ELMI-OMAR is using the laws of the United States to escape Islamic punishment while at the SAME time, subverting those laws to force Islam down the throats of WE, THE PEOPLE.
Second: She is for the moment, a “useful tool” to the Islamists who control her. However, once her usefulness to them runs out, she’ll be thrown aside like so much garbage.

trumpismine
phoenixrising37

# 1 I love Enoch Times, but disagree with their conclusion.
# 2. Don’t think Mitch is going to telegraph any plans the Senate has, especially since,
# 3. Mitch has called for short holiday, the Senate will return on Jan 3rd Friday at Noon. House not ’til 7th
# 4. POTUS wants a ‘trial’ in the Senate… where he will ‘testify’ before his acquittal…
# 5. DIMs have stupidly given POTUS an opportunity to have a televised exposure of THEIR CRIMES
He will destroy them and their brand… scorched earth end of Democrat Party.

Gail Combs

Yertle already said he will follow President Trump’s lead.
The could dismiss after citing:
1. the TREATY with Ukraine that OBLIGATES POTUS to cooperate with Ukraine on criminal matters. You know the one Bill Clinton signed.
2. the US LAW that POTUS was OBLIGED to follow!!!
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017
NOTE: the Sec of State is INVOLVED as well as Secretary of Defense!!
PAGE 499 to 500

(c) AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.—Subsection (c) of such section is amended—
(1) by striking paragraphs (1) and (2) and inserting the following new paragraphs:
‘‘(1) ASSISTANCE FOR UKRAINE.—Not more than $175,000,000 of the funds available for fiscal year 2017 pursuant to subsection (f)(2) may be used for purposes of subsection
(a) until the certification described in paragraph (2) is made.
‘‘(2) CERTIFICATION.—The certification described in this paragraph is a certification by the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, that the Government of Ukraine has taken substantial actions to make defense institutional reforms, in such areas as civilian control of the military, cooperation and coordination with Verkhovna Rada efforts to exercise oversight of the Ministry of Defense and military forces, increased transparency and accountability in defense procurement, and improvement in transparency, accountability, and potential opportunities for privatization in the defense industrial sector, for purposes of decreasing corruption, increasing accountability, and sustaining improvements of combat capability enabled by assistance under subsection
(a). The certification shall include an assessment of the substantial actions taken to make such defense institutional reforms and the areas in which additional action is needed.’’;
(2) in paragraph (3), by striking the matter preceding subparagraph (A) and inserting the following:
‘‘(3) OTHER PURPOSES.—If in fiscal year 2017 funds are not available for purposes of subsection (a) by reason of the lack of a certification described in paragraph (2), such funds may be used in that fiscal year for the purposes as follows, with not more than $100,000,000 available for the purposes as follows for any particular country:’’; and
(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
‘‘(4) NOTICE TO CONGRESS.—Not later than 15 days before providing assistance or support under paragraph (3), the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the ongressional defense committees, the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate, and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives a notification containing the following:…

phoenixrising37

Hurray for you Gail! I we think at any time POTUS’ quill is deficient, we’ll send you in… I bet you would have them quaking in their boots !

trumpismine
patfrederick

wow!

Brave and Free

Must have thought it was a 🐭

mollypitcher5

Suspects arrested in last week’s spree of eight anti-Semitic attacks are being quickly released right back into the neighborhoods they terrorized thanks to “bail reform” legislation — which doesn’t even take effect until Jan. 1.
The most recent case of revolving-door justice came Saturday morning, with the release, with no bail, of a woman charged with punching and cursing at three Orthodox women, ages 22, 26 and 31, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn at dawn the day before.
The accused assailant, Tiffany Harris, was hauled in handcuffs before a Brooklyn judge on 21 menacing, harassment and attempted assault charges.
“F-U, Jews!” Harris, 30, of Flatbush, allegedly shouted during the attack.
“Yes, I was there,” Harris later admitted to cops, according to the criminal complaint against her.
“Yes, I slapped them. I cursed them out. I said ‘F-U, Jews.”
Brooklyn prosecutors didn’t even bother requesting bail Saturday, as they could have, given that the reform law, approved in April, technically doesn’t take effect until Jan. 1.
“The de Blasio administration has made it clear that we all need to get into compliance with bail reform now,” said a law enforcement source.
more documented attacks cited in article… https://nypost.com/2019/12/28/suspects-released-without-bail-after-shocking-attacks-on-jews/
Yet burning a gay flag will get you 16 yrs in prison

wolfmoon1776

Communism creates chaos.

pgroup

It’s amazing that queer Gov. Polis doesn’t have the political smarts to see that his best exploitation of the situation is to pardon the flag burner.

Harry Lime

Another septendecimal coincidence of note:
Mobster Nancy Pelosi is currently in her 17th term in congress…may it be her last!

patfrederick

here’s my…what did you call it? septendecimal coincidence…just bought a lottery ticket–matched 17’s and won $50!

Harry Lime

Yay…drinks are on Pat!

patfrederick

you got it! Milk all around!!

Harry Lime

White Russians? We have a colluder.comment image

patfrederick

did you hear me say vodka? LOL…NOPE…altho if you need a mixer, I got some chocolate syrup!

pgroup

[hic] Thash not my drink of choish. [hic]

patfrederick

LOL

Gail Combs

But it certainly is MINE!comment imagecomment imagecomment image

Dora
pgroup

That explains why that swamp slug Marie Harf said that DJT foreign policy was a failure. [FNS panel today]

mollypitcher5

I’d laugh but..it’s really not very funny~~~~
Swag bags for criminals… free transit passes and two $25 debit cards each, The Post has learned.
Plans even call for the addition of prepaid, “burner”-style cellphones and drawstring bags for the ex-inmates to carry their swag, a source familiar with the program said.
Mets tickets
winter coats. It will also distribute footwear donated by the Steven Madden shoe company, according to the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, which is overseeing the program.
Since Tuesday, one said, between five and 50 discharged prisoners a day were given seven-day MetroCards worth $32 and two, $25 Visa gift cards.
Next week, the swag will include a prepaid Metro by T-Mobile flip phone, the worker said.
https://nypost.com/2019/12/27/de-blasio-giving-freed-nyc-inmates-cellphones-metrocards-and-gift-cards/

patfrederick

shaking my head…

gil00

Buying votes?

mollypitcher5

Of course and it also serves to teach us neanderthals that criminals aren’t bad..they need love and stuff and we have to be the ones to give it to them and hope that they’ll never ever ever do something bad again but when they do…let’s forget about lessons and punishment and consequences…fly away birdies..see you when you next sucker punch, rob, carjack,steal, murder and it’ll all repeat itself.
Makes me sick what they’re doing to justice..canceling it

Harry Lime

There has been a church shooting in a place called White Settlement, Texas…latest report of two dead and one critically injured…shooter down…
(White Settlement was a name given by Native Americans…)
https://heavy.com/news/2019/12/church-of-christ-shooting/

Harry Lime

There are reports that services at this church were typically live-streamed and this was captured on video.

mollypitcher5

It could’ve been much worse…. good guy with a gun saved lives
A witness told CBS 11 News the gunman shot someone with a shotgun during communion and that he was then taken down by another church member with a gun.

Harry Lime

That part will be swept under the rug by news critters.

Harry Lime

Seriously…can you imagine how much worse this could have been if this took place in a “gun-free zone”? It would have been like shooting ducks in a barrel.
That church was smart enough to have at least one armed security guard who took out the trash.

wolfmoon1776

This shows that you really need at least 3 guns in the sanctuary and 2 or 3 in the approaches (halls, entrance, lobby).
I repeat. One gun – two guns – not enough. Six guns, three in the service. Minimum.
Perp looks like an MK special, so there are going to be more of these as we go into 2020.

SteveInCO

To allay any confusion.
“Six guns” does not mean “sixguns.” Unless, of course, it means six sixguns. (Though I’m more the semi-auto type myself.)

Hoofhearted

Attended a fairly large Church in Texas about 8 years ago. Counted 8, that’s eight, uniformed police officers with sidearms in the lobby/vestibule area alone. I enjoy their services and attend there whenever possible.

Aubergine

The article I read stated there were two people who shot him, and several others drew weapons and approached him after he was down, to be sure he was dead. They said the first person shot him six seconds after he fired his first shot.
Don’t mess with Texas.

piper567

Aubergine, at my church, we have a Security detail headed up by a retired Police Officer.
The response of the congregation has been one of gratitude.
imo, cannot be encouraged enough.
We have scads of tykes running around after our Services, all exterior doors locked, so the feeling of freedom is most welcome.
We also have cameras and their monitors scanning the parking area, as we have had thefts in the past.
One Patrol during worship, guy with a BIG dog.
Very nice arrangement…all volunteer.
Vigilance.

Hoofhearted

Sad, but the only responsible way to proceed.

mollypitcher5

some pix if interested

trumpismine
wolfmoon1776

Check out this predictable communist response. They’re SOVIET.

trumpismine

UGH!

wolfmoon1776

Communists are EVIL.

Hoofhearted

…..personified

SteveInCO

They need to move the word “failed” towards the front of the sentence as he is also a complete failure as a mayor.

trumpismine

They need Rudy!

SteveInCO

In response to Rudy:
They’ve wasted too much money and are too broke to pay attention now. (“Broke” as in “window” I suppose.)

phoenixrising37

The broken windows theory is a criminological theory that states that visible signs of crime, anti-social behavior, and civil disorder create an urban environment that encourages further crime and disorder, including serious crimes. The theory suggests that policing methods that target minor crimes such as vandalism, public drinking, and fare evasion help to create an atmosphere of order and lawfulness, thereby preventing more serious crimes. Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_windows_theory
Cabal controlled cities and states are even passing legislation requiring no penalty for theft under a certain amount, say $750… thus the INVERT of Broken Windows is applied, and some are encouraged to steal as there will be no consequence. Same with more serious crimes like human trafficking and rape… especially for illegals.
There is NO LAW in NYC …reading about the attacks on Jewish Americans, one in particular… the woman was arrested for attacking and later released. (It’s in this thread somewhere) You think she’ll stop her behavior? I doubt it, now she is encouraged to do it again and this next time there may be more than assault, there may be battery, or if her hate, her emotion is in control, she may actually take a life.

SteveInCO

I am aware of the theory, and it seems to be true.
Second paragraph, apparently the PRK (People’s Respublik of Kalifornia) has done the same thing with regard to theft.
And even in jurisdictions that DON’T explicitly punt on thefts, the effect is similar; the police have too many more serious things to deal with (violent crimes). If you’re burglarized, they MIGHT catch the perp by sheer happenstance (like arresting him for something else).

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

Excellent highlights by Maria and guests.
https://twitter.com/BOOMER4K/status/1211320508907573249?s=20

patfrederick

too bad, so sad…no more Sharp or Panasonic for me…take your sharia compliance and stick it!
FTA
Though certification screeners found no problems with Panasonic’s home appliance parts at its plant in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, they asked the company to review certain manufacturing procedures.
To conform to standards considered halal, “workers must remove their wristwatches because (according to Islamic law) they could be regarded as unpure,” a Panasonic representative said.
This is done to ensure any traces of pork or alcohol that workers may have come in contact with outside the plant are not transferred to products being manufactured.
Panasonic introduced a halal production line at its Hikone plant and carefully examined the ingredients of gloves and brushes to confirm they were not derived from pork products.
The company also replaced the plant’s cleaning tools and asked staff to wash their hands seven times a day to abide by Islamic law, using a halal cleaning agent….
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/12/panasonic-and-sharp-plants-go-sharia-compliant-to-produce-products-that-meet-halal-standards

mollypitcher5

FFS. That is all

pgroup

Wife and I have a Sharp microwave from the 70s which still works perfectly. It’s NOT halal.

patfrederick

wow from the 70’s?

pgroup

Yep. Case made of steel. No plastic to be seen, except in the carousel arms.

patfrederick

wonder if the workers are allowed to think about bacon?

SteveInCO

For that matter, will the microwave ovens now include a pork-detecting circuit and refuse to cook it?

pgroup

[snort out loud]

Deplorable Patriot

At least on calculator around here is a Sharp. Panasonic…not sure. I think we switched to RCA.

phoenixrising37

IT IS CORPORATIONS that are the Deep State… so, of course they bend to the will of Muslim Sharia Law… after all, who gave the Muslims the power to make these demands? Why Deep State/Cabal of course.
Corporations use Muslims in some parts of the Globe, they use Communism in other parts (China, Bill Gates et al)… they use CIA in NK and Iran
Corporations/lobbying control Congress, right ?
I prefer to use Cabal as my one and only label… otherwise, one gets caught in their agenda to divide and conquer… and a lot of stuff is mind control, right?
Zero presided by ‘fiat’ … we hear that all the time, yet do we hear it?
a formal authorization or proposition; a decree. an arbitrary order.
Remember the business about “catch and release”? It wasn’t a law, or an Executive Order… it was an order orally from zero to DHS as to “procedure”… FIAT……………
FIAT = LAWLESS… as a corporation would do, as mafia or Ms 13 would do…
It’s not a joke that zero’s 8 years was a criminal spree, it’s fact… facilitated by CORPORATIONS, including the slime media.
Where are the pitchforks ??????????????

Concerned Virginian

Up next for Panasonic —
Sharia Law foot-washing stations throughout the factory AND the offices.
Halal menu only in the cafeterias.
Male and female workers AND office / corporate staff will be in separate areas. Religious affiliation or lack thereof won’t matter.

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

litenmaus

If the ‘rods from God’ exist, this would be a fine time for a second jolt…imo.

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

wolfmoon1776

They are trying to scare us and herd us.

patfrederick

some times a herd turns and stampedes!

SteveInCO

Do not mess with Cape Buffalo.
And especially do not mess with hippopotamuses.

patfrederick

good safety tip, thanks Steve!

scott467

“They are trying to scare us and herd us.”
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Except it’s not working, because it isn’t scary, it’s stupid — makes me angry, not scared.
And they weren’t scared either, they shot him. It’s unfortunate that they didn’t shoot him sooner.
I don’t know why he was allowed to wear a ‘hoodie’ at worship service, or how he was able to conceal a shotgun without anyone noticing a guy in a ‘hoodie’ wearing a long coat and who would not remove either one.
If it was a church of Christ, that shouldn’t have happened. Men do not wear head coverings at worship services.
……………………..
“Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.” (1 Cor 11:4, KJV)
“For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.” (1 Cor 11:7)
…………………….
The shooter would have been treated as a guest, but even guests are not allowed to disrespect God or His Word during worship services.
If a guest (non-member) comes in, the first thing is to meet him and welcome him to services. If he is wearing a ‘hoodie’, that is also a perfect opportunity to explain about head coverings. If he does not remove the ‘hoodie’ of his own accord after that, he should be asked to do so.
If he still will not remove the ‘hoodie’, then he should be asked to leave.
And if he won’t leave, services should not start until the police arrive to remove him.
There is an order to things.
However, people being people, and not wanting to offend — especially not wanting to offend a member of a protected class (if that’s what it turns out to be) — might allow it, when they should not.
I don’t know how worship service could even begin with a man present who was covering his head.
I’ve never even seen it happen before.

wolfmoon1776

Very much agreed about the use of RACE to make the people hesitate and self-herd in stupid ways. Also bear in mind that most main-denomination churches now are HUGE on the “welcoming all” aspect, and will refrain like crazy (literally) from offending even incredibly weird people who walk through the door.
But YES – security first. It is reasonable to check under TRENCHCOATS and the like.

scott467

“Also bear in mind that most main-denomination churches now are HUGE on the “welcoming all” aspect, and will refrain like crazy (literally) from offending even incredibly weird people who walk through the door.”
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I’m not sure yet whether this was a ‘Church of Christ’ (denominational, capital ‘C’ Church, official ‘name’) or non-denominational, which would be a ‘church of Christ’ (small ‘c’ for ‘church’), because ‘church’ is not part of any official ‘name’, but one of the several ways in which the Lord’s church is referenced in Scripture, denoting ownership of (and giving glory to) God or Christ:
………………….
church of God (Acts 20:28, 1 Cor 1:2, 1 Cor 10:32, 1 Cor 11:22, 1 Cor 15:9, 2 Cor 1:1, Gal 1:13, 1 Tim 3:5)
church of the Firstborn (Hebrews 12:23)
church of Christ (Romans 16:16)
…………………
I can’t tell which this is (denominational ‘Church of Christ’ or non-denominational ‘church of Christ’) because the news reports wouldn’t know or care enough to distinguish between the two (denominational vs. non-denominational), and I can’t check their website because apparently the volume of traffic has shut it down for now ( http://www.wfcoc.org/ ).
Being welcoming is great, it is always great to have guests who are interested in coming to worship services. We would certainly want them to feel welcome and comfortable. But that cannot extend to disobedience (or defiance) toward God. It just can’t. How could it? The whole point and purpose of coming to together on the first day of the week is to worship God.
And there is not a member of the congregation who doesn’t know about the subject of head coverings. It is not a matter or situation where only the preacher or the elders or wise senior members of the church know these things.
Everybody knows, because everyone is taught and instructed alike in all things, according to God’s Word.
That’s also how everybody knows if the preacher wanders off the reservation and starts teaching false doctrine. There are very good reasons for everybody to know what God’s Word says, both Scriptural and practical.
One good reason is that it protects the congregation from being led into false doctrine, which can easily happen if their trust is in some human ‘expert’ (as one might presume a preacher to be) instead of in God and His Word. That’s why we listen to sermons with Bibles open, following along and turning to the referenced passages, to make sure and see for ourselves whether those things are so, after the example given in Acts 17:11.
A congregation knowledgeable in the Scriptures will not be led astray by a false teacher.
They will recognize any error and correct the preacher if the error was a genuine mistake.
And they will throw him out, if it was not.

TheseTruths

How long before we know who, and why?

scott467

If it was a member of a protected class, they will hide it for as long as possible, and his FB page will be scrubbed immediately.
If it was a white guy, we would already know it.
And we would know his name, and all of his friends, and family.
And his FB page would be enshrined and preserved. Unless he was a Leftist, in which case it will (again) immediately be scrubbed.
Standard operating procedure, still — even as year four of the Trump administration begins.

wolfmoon1776

Agreed. Looks like he had dreadlocks in one of the pictures. I smell REVCOM, trying to build on the division and turn blacks against Trump by making him seem too cozy with Jews.
This is all a division ploy. They are DESPERATE to divide the MAGA base, and most of all to get the BLACK VOTE BACK.

mollypitcher5

shows how desperation isn’t a good starting point…surely blacks feel the same way we do when there’s a senseless shooting…praying that it isn’t some deranged white guy that then will be christened a white extremist ‘just like all trump supporters’. A black extremist shooting up a church will only get back other extremist blacks who wouldn’t entertain voting R anyway.
If it’s a hope that it would split MAGA on gun rights…fat chance of that when whites are the prime target now. If it’s to scare people from attending churches I think that something like this will only strengthen the view that we need the freedom to be armed to protect ourselves. Fail!

Concerned Virginian

According to 7PM news report, 840WHAS, it was a member of the congregation who was carrying concealed who neutralized the perp.
Texas law passed several months ago allows for CCW members of a congregation to carry during services.

scott467

“Texas law passed several months ago allows for CCW members of a congregation to carry during services.”
_____________
I don’t know why they need a special law for that.
If CCW is ‘allowed’ (already violating our rights and Constitution by requiring any kind of ‘license’), why should there be any special law regarding CCW in a church?
If the pastor and elders do not support the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment, why are they preachers or elders?
Leftism is fundamentally incompatible with Christianity, and always has been, and always will be. If people have Leftists for preachers and elders, you have bigger problems than CCW issues.
And if the preacher and elders DO support the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment, then carrying concealed at church isn’t an issue anyway.
So it seems this ‘law’ is to protect those who want to CCW against the wishes of Leftist preachers and elders who would otherwise prevent it.
I would be looking for a faithful church instead.
Solve the spiritual problem AND the CCW problem in one step.

Dora

Harry Lime

I can’t believe that NBC continues to put this clown up as the face of their political news department. He’s an embarrassment.

phoenixrising37

Isn’t NBC (all the alphabet soup networks actually) beyond embarrassment ?

scott467

“No big deal, just @ChuckTodd attacking believing Jews, Christians, and Muslims (all three faiths contain the story of Noah’s Ark) because Drumpf.”
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islam is a false religion invented by a lunatic pedophile mass-murderer.
That it stole the account of Noah’s Ark is not noteworthy, islam steals (or destroys) everything.

prognosticatasaurusrex

Hi everyone, back after the Holidays, I posted a LONG post on my blog in relation to everything, and how a Q post opened my eyes once more and tied up EVERYTHING in an neat bow, just after Christmas. It is ALL about protecting the server(s), even the dossier leads to them. Please check it here, and let me know. I am considering posting my entire book on my sight, to go along with all my theories. IT ALL ties in, and you will see just how right I was nearly a year ago when I wrote it. If I do, It will n=be TEMPORARY, and only to set people straight and to prove my new theory. I will give a heads up here if I do .
First things first, here is the 3800 word post. Sorry in advance for length, I almost have enough material for a SECOND book LOL! Here : http://politicalprognosticator.politics.blog/2019/12/29/i-think-i-finally-have-it-figured-out-thanks-to-q-it-is-all-about-the-server

michaelh

Link to the other part of the discussion:
https://wqth.wordpress.com/2019/12/20/dear-kmag-20191220/comment-page-2/#comment-344873
I think you’re onto something about the network, but the Awan bros aren’t included. I think the network got too large, too many IPSec tunnels got linked into it, and all the Capitol Hill DNC systems were all networked in. Everyone wanted a piece of the pie, and the system fundamentally had no security control as it grew. It got out of control. My opinion is every Capitol Hill DNC office had network level access to the NSA servers via this network. Yeah, maybe NoName too… all the DNC staffers needed was active credentials and boom they could do oppo research from their offices. Awan crew was all too happy to piece it together, why DWS kept them no matter what they did wrong. That means IMO 100% likelihood of Pak1st@n and P3rs1a linkage. Big enough problem there by itself. But that’s what Maxine was talking about when she was running her mouth. She called it a DB (doesn’t know what she’s talking about) but it was a network of linked systems, IRS records were just one system/part of the bigger picture. The net arch I imagine is staggering. And yes, CF could be connected easily from the beginning, and that would directly connect Eps. Crowdstrike = Google => originally C_A+NSA contractor. They love to use fake graphics to sell their APT narratives, marketing cover (public relations/propaganda). Narratives can also be lies. Crowdstrike was one of the contractors who had been granted access to the NSA data, so guess who would be the best positioned to help build and oversee the network? Why was Eric Schmidt at the 2016 Election Wake? Is it any surprise Google and LIFELOG are trying to bury citizen journalism? This wasn’t just spying, it was a network of 100% political weaponization against US. Even the K_B couldn’t have done it better. If it had fully matured… it had to be stopped.

prognosticatasaurusrex

Eric Schmidt went PERSONALLY to NK to dismantle the server Google had there.

CM in TN

Left a comment on your post, but am stuck in moderation.

michaelh

If what you put together and my conclusion are correct, the dossier is the big evidence.
BIG EVIDENCE: Dossier
BIG QUESTION: Where did the FISA/dossier come from? (Trump keeps pointing us back to the origin)
BIG PROBLEM: No one must know where the dossier originated (everything from the Ohr’s on is cover up)
BIG ANSWER: An unbelievably corrupt Democrat political and illicit technological network designed with malicious intent to weaponize all US govt big data against US for the purpose of Total Political Power.
The connections to a corrupt network on this scale are all rabbit holes.
If true, and assuming our US electronic capabilities are not hopelessly corrupt, it is not an exaggeration to say we have everything.

prognosticatasaurusrex

EXACTLY. All we have seen from the Russia hoax to Mueller to shampeachment is ALL to protect the “sources and methods” used to create the dossier. “Sources and methods which were SOP for the Obama admin and it’s cronies used to spy on Americans for political purposes to gain and retain POWER at all costs. ALL cooked up BY Obama. ONLY Trump dared fight back and EXPOSE their crimes, THAT is why they hate him so much, the MSM too because they arree the ENABLERS of the schemes, even when it was used on their OWN (the AP).
Blackmail on a GRAND scale to achieve their progressive agendas. It was instituted by Obama, it is THE Chico way.

MAGA Mom

suggesting he will nominate obama for SCOTUS will motivate votes for President Trump from conservatives in red states across the land and hopefully blue states too!
We need EVERY vote in 2020 to take away the leftist talking point re popular vote and give President Trump a Clear Mandate!
We Need Red and Blue State Conservative voters to Know that their Vote matters and is making an impact – Big League!
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/28/biden-open-nominating-obama-supreme-court/

socaristobo

Joe, you should at least make the One endorse you before you put him on the Court.

phoenixrising37

Right!

kalbokalbs

Too Slow Joe is groveling for hussein’s endorsement.

Dora

Exactly what the left is doing and has been doing for a long time.

wolfmoon1776

Perfect timing for this, Dora! THANK YOU!!!

duchess01

Shattering the Overton Window
December 29, 2019
by Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic
https://www.sgtreport.com/2019/12/shattering-the-overton-window/
Aim your rocks at glass houses.
The Overton window is the range of policies politically acceptable to the mainstream population at a given time.[1] It is also known as the window of discourse. The term is named after Joseph P. Overton, who stated that an idea’s political viability depends mainly on whether it falls within this range, rather than on politicians’ individual preferences.[2][3] According to Overton, the window frames the range of policies that a politician can recommend without appearing too extreme to gain or keep public office given the climate of public opinion at that time.
[Excerpt] Read more at the link above…

Dora

Thank you duchess. I have often heard that term, but could never figure out exactly what it meant. Your article gives the best explanation.

duchess01

Most welcome, Dora! Glad it was helpful

para59r

Before “Overton Window” I think we commonly referred to it simply as “stretching the envelope”.

duchess01
Deplorable Patriot

A cousin in Arkansas posted this on another social media platform. FYI. It’s from August, but I don’t remember seeing it.
https://creativedestructionmedia.com/investigations/2019/08/13/fbi-investigating-lords-ranch-in-nm-in-connection-with-murder-of-ar-gop-state-senator-linda-collins-smith-and-possible-connections-to-epstein-child-trafficking/?fbclid=IwAR1m8r6dO73a3mH423n5qYUJGlMTzyGGLKpgKidxyCkGQTFyePvKP34zi2U
FBI Investigating ‘Lord’s Ranch’ In AR In Connection With Murder Of AR GOP State Senator Linda Collins-Smith And Possible Connections To Epstein, Child Trafficking
CD Media can confirm from multiple sources who declined to be identified that the FBI (operating from outside of Arkansas) is investigating the ‘Lord’s Ranch’ in Warm Springs, AR in connection with the murder of AR GOP State Senator Linda Collins-Smith. The FBI is also looking into possible connections between the ranch and now dead convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and child trafficking.
Epstein owned a ranch in New Mexico called Zorro Ranch and is suspected of operating a pedophile ring from this location.
‘Lord’s Ranch’ was operated by Arkansas resident and convicted felon Ted Suhl, who received a commutation of sentence from President Trump last month after serving two and half years for bribery in connection with a healthcare payments scam.
The husband of Linda Collins-Smith, Arkansas Judge Phillip Smith, now disrobed, had frequently donated to the ranch, according to sources.
Sources described to CD Media how information on the ranch was located on a computer the FBI in Arkansas seized at the time of her murder.
Retraction: We initially erroneously identified the ‘Lord’s Ranch’ as located in NM, when the actual location was in Warm Springs, AR. We apologize to the Lords Ranch Community in NM for the confusion.

duchess01

GROUND ZERO in the WAR for the SOUL of AMERICA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGNiZ2cFW4A&feature=em-uploademail

Dora

Wow! The future.

duchess01

Diamond and Silk discuss how New York is giving Driver’s license to Illegal Aliens. (Undocumented Fo

phoenixrising37

Chicago already does this, right?

duchess01

Not sure, PR

pgroup
Linda

I don’t wish pancreatic cancer on anyone. It killed my baby sister 8 years ago. She lived for only 2 weeks after diagnosis and the first symptoms. Often there are no symptoms until the final stage. However, as we’ve seen with RGB, the elite often get treatments that us peons don’t get.

pgroup

My comment had zero to do with pancreatic cancer and everything to do with possibly seeing an end to the political reign of a democrat thug.

wolfmoon1776

I wish him a long and healthy RETIREMENT.

phoenixrising37

My youngest brother died three years ago of pancreatic cancer, stage 4 … he was a vet, unable to get what he needed early enough from the VA.
I wish no one to be diagnosed with Cancer, period.
Lewis has been using a cane for well over a year now… I find it difficult to believe he was just diagnosed. At his age, he would be seeing a physician at least every six months. My take is he was diagnosed much earlier and they were unable to do anything.
Lewis intends to die in Congress…

pgroup

My comment had nothing to do with pancreatic cancer and everything to do with possibly seeing an end to the political reign of a commie thug.

Deplorable Patriot

As much as I don’t care for the man, this is a painful fate for him. May God be with him.

wolfmoon1776

Amen!

Deplorable Patriot

Okay, this is weird. This tweet popped up in my feed.
https://twitter.com/QPatriot17/status/1211432235758309376
This is the full scene that made Gloria Foster famous in the twilight of her career. (Really, it’s the climax of a movie I would never have watched if I hadn’t been in the chorus for a live to projection performance of the score under the movie. AWESOME experience.)

This is Q 3211:
3211
Was Rod Rosenstein Planned to Assume the Deputy Attorney General Job?
Q
!!mG7VJxZNCI
26 Mar 2019 – 5:13:38 PM
Anonymous
26 Mar 2019 – 5:07:28 PM
>>5908738
Whoa Q…these texts are from 2016. Long before RR became DAG!
>>5908881
If Sally Yates (SHE) was DAG during this period of time what does (HE) refer to re: DAG?
Was [RR] planned to assume DAG at that point in time?
Bake your noodle.
Q
From the comments on the video of the Oracle scene which gave me goosebumps:
“The Oracle didn’t lie to him. He wasn’t The One in this scene. He was waiting for his “next life, maybe”. He only became The One after sacrificing his own life to save Morpheus, dying, and coming back.”
Thoughts?

pgroup

I think the Matrix movies were extremely good and I enjoyed them immensely but let’s not get too deep into “hidden” messages. They were made by two brothers, both queer, and both severely demented mentally because both went and had full scale female conversion surgery.
Yes, that’s right. Whacked-those-doodles off and then female hormones injections daily (not to mention some other daily maintenance procedures which are too gruesome to describe here).
We are taling two very sick puppies here. I’m sure none of their hidden messages are addressed to me. Or most of us here.

Deplorable Patriot

What does that have to do with someone having the right stuff, and being called on for a second life later?
We use the phrase “red pilled” that is straight out of the first Matrix movie all the time.
I think there’s too much overthinking going on.

wolfmoon1776

I see the parallel to the movie. It’s all rather ingenious, and related to ideas of multiverse, etc. I’ll explain at the end.
With respect to differing viewpoints about the Wachowskis, good or bad, it is important by – weirdly – the same logic as the movie, that scene in particular, and the Q post being cited, to not be blinded toward PRIOR work by these two, who IMHO were targeted for trannie MK precisely because they liberated a lot of very helpful memes. Hollyweird had to rein them in, and it did. Very strongly, and very well.
One has to remember that the Wachowskis were highly conflicted religiously (atheist dad, falling Catholic mom) in Hollywood before they were crazy trannies. They basically went from one level of conflicto to the next. There is too much weirdly hidden Christian truth in their first movie for me to throw it out just because they were abused by a sick combination of public and private MK techniques to lop off their goodies. I see them as victims more than nasty predators.
Our enemy ENDS and DESTROYS what it can, either by direct or indirect means.
NOW – irrespective of the possibility that some kind of Looking Glass tech is real, let’s just look at what is being said.
I believe that our side had deep insight into who was who in Obama’s corrupt DOJ, and basically gamed out DOJ as a battlefield, just like the Senate in the election. The issue of WEAPONIZED SUCCESSION was very real, and our side understood it. Trump EOs to change DOJ succession were done where possible. Other moves like the Muslim ban to eliminate Yates were likewise undertaken. This was all done to make succession operate in a KNOWN WAY to put RR into exactly where he was. And he WAS like Neo – an unknown who they had FAITH would do the right thing, if things happened.
And who died? MORPHEUS SESSIONS, who had FAITH in RR doing the right thing (making way for Barr) when Sessions resigned.
They knew they had to get rid of Yates. I believe that as soon as Rogers realized what was up with FBI contractors, and Carlin in DOJ-NSD tried to hide it, and Yates having barred the doors of NSD specifically to the IG, that SHE WAS IN ON THE PLOT.
So they knew they had to get rid of her, and put somebody else in her place. RR was the guy. They made sure it would happen that way.
Military precision. CONTROL.
The Oracle doesn’t just see ONE future – she sees THEM ALL. And what really bakes Neo’s noodle is realizing that SHE – the Oracle – has to make choices about the future, too. Just like when Trump did his Muslim Ban, Yates objected, and he fired her. THAT was the same as calling out the broken vase, that breaks the vase.
In other futures, the vase breaks differently, or not at all. Etc.

Deplorable Patriot

Okay, I’m not crazy. The first time I watched that scene it jumped out at me, and at the time, about 6-7 years ago now, I was not sure why. Now I get it.
Die to self.
That’s the Catholic way of putting it, but Neo had not shed his previous self completely – RR had not realized he was needed for something far more consequential than just being Deputy Attorney General until it happened.

wolfmoon1776

Exactly. Our future choices make us who we become. And both sides are playing that game – see above and my comment on Sadie’s post, about how the other side is CHOOSING symbolic victims.
It’s a complicated game.
I found this ironic random accidental text when looking for a good quote about “dying to self” even better than the actual quotes. THAT is Oracle stuff.comment image
There is a certain poetry out there, if you just wait for it! 😀

scott467

“I found this ironic random accidental text when looking for a good quote about “dying to self” even better than the actual quotes.”
____________
God’s Word has LOTS of passages about dying to self.
Here is one list of 25 such verses:
https://biblereasons.com/dying-to-self/

wolfmoon1776

Great page!!! 😀 Thank you!

trumpismine

Don’t mess with Texas

TheseTruths

Who did this, and why? People didn’t recognize the shooter, so that seems to rule out a personal vendetta. So who was he? Did he live in the area? Whom was he connected to? Did he leave a note or manifesto? Did he intend to take out as many people as possible? Was anyone with him? What other weapons did he have? Some of these questions could have been answered by now. And yes, good for those people for being as prepared as they were.

trumpismine

You would think some of the questions would be answered by now…

trumpismine

https://twitter.com/echgame/status/1211455930644205568?s=20
https://twitter.com/Cherimoya2020/status/1211455856845479937?s=20
The latest is showing nothing of value

scott467

“Horrible what happened today in White Settlement, TX. If this was over religious differences it’s very incredible that people still hate Christians or Jews or Muslims for no reason.”
_____________
Nobody hates muzzies for no reason, and SHAME on YOU for suggesting any such thing.
S H A M E.
.
“Respect each other, accept there’s someone different from you, live and let live.”
____________
Tell it to the muzzies.
And good luck with that, ‘nadie’.

Deplorable Patriot

Why is easy. DISTRACTION. Who is a different question.

phoenixrising37

Film shows no less than 7 pulled out a gun

Teagan

Returning to a question a few days ago about the planetarium show. The correct title …MYSTERY OF THE CHRISTMAS STAR. it is shown in planetariums throughout the country, especially popular at this time of year. Would not be available on UTube because of format. 30 minutes long.
It could be viewed as contrary to those holding strong religious beliefs because it explores astrology and recorded world history in the form of supernovas, comets and rare planet alignments from about 1 – 8 BC.
It suggests the Magi were probably priests astrologers, since astrology ruled the land during that period. Literally no decisions were made without consulting the stars.
Regarding December 25th…(by David Huestis) when Julius Caesar developed his Julian calendar in 46 BCE, he established Dec. 25 as the Winter Solstice.. when Christians were under the heel of the Roman Empire, their religion was declared illegal and they were forced to worship in private.
However, the Romans celebrated a week-long winter Solstice (Saturnalia) from Dec. 17-24h…and yet another, more elaborate holiday on the 25th.
The Christians decided to hold their religious observance at the same time to avoid persecution and selected Dec 25th. In 313 CE when Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity, he retained Dec 25 as the primary Christian holiday.

Deplorable Patriot

Saturnalia was over on the 22nd. This is the best explanation of the correct date of Christmas I have found.

And December 25 is NOT the primary Christian holiday if one is strict about what Christianity teaches. It is the SECOND most important HOLY DAY after Pascha (Easter in English) or the Resurrection of the Pascal Lamb.

mollypitcher5

wow…interesting~
Bank of America says that one of the dominant trends for the 2020s will be the “end of globalization” as countries increasingly realize that the phenomenon has brought unsustainable “social disruption.”
In a report mapping out what to expect over the next decade, BofA analysts said that largely unchecked globalization, which ran roughly from 1981-2016, “is coming to an end.”
This change will take place due to “the widespread recognition that while globalization has meant lower consumer prices, it has also meant slower growth, precarious employment and social disruption.
https://www.prisonplanet.com/bank-of-america-trend-for-2020s-will-be-the-end-of-globalization.html

wolfmoon1776

Fascinating and hilarious. They condemn the communist TOOLS that were used to FORCE globalization upon us – namely “slower growth, precarious employment and social disruption” – as the BYPRODUCTS and SIDE-EFFECTS of globalization.
HILARIOUS. The CONTROLLERS hide behind their FAILURE now.

mollypitcher5

LOL…I knew there was something that seemed off about that but it wasn’t computing for me….it’s exactly what you said.
They’re certainly resilient. Never admit failure and use pretzel logic.

phoenixrising37

I miss Think, think, think !!!
Been missing a while now…

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

Had the same thought this morning PR. Wherever you are, God Bless You T3!!!

phoenixrising37

Yes, we miss you very much T3

Teagan

Daughn….looking over your killer carrots recipe…may have problems finding fresh orange juice in that amount. Any serious reason not to use another form of OJ, such as pasteurized? Obviously the OJ is the key to the flavor of the dish. Assuming butter, sugar and ginger mixed in cooked carrots….
What form of ginger do you use? I normally use a refrigerated gel/paste. Thanks!

Sadie Slays

Spooks gonna spook.comment image

wolfmoon1776

I think they do this interlacing shit as a DISTRACTION, and a DEFENSE, but also a DEVOTION – all because it WORKS. We (the SHEEP) accept the weirdness as a substitute for reason, so we do not look any deeper for the hidden hand. But yet that same weirdness and our backing off gives them power, so in a sense it becomes real and a kind of worship act which WORKS in the same way that prayers and things like that work for us. Very freaky stuff.

Linda

When they do things like this, they are admitting that they are behind it. These people are stupid.

ForGodandCountry

😮

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

POTUS hasn’t tweeted for 8hrs, he has no events on his public schedule tomorrow. AF1 is at PBI hangar. Pompeo went back to DC, no word on Esper. Speculation is he may be at McDill, possibly something going down with Iran??

wolfmoon1776

He has my prayers! IN GOD WE TRUST!!!

scott467

Subject: Out of town pool report #8a / more from briefing
poolreports,
Today 7:16pm
https://publicpool.kinja.com/subject-out-of-town-pool-report-8a-more-from-briefi-1840712967
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Pompeo opened with a statement:
Said they “came to Florida today to brief the president on activities that have taken place in the Middle East over the course of the last 72 hours.”
Said he would let Esper discuss “the military aspects but I wanted to put into context our policy with respect to the Islamic Republic of Iran.” (boldface and italics emphasis mine)
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I first saw this OT.
I was surprised nobody (especially SD) commented about this.
Who is Pompeo to tell the president what “our policy” is?
Who is in charge of “our policy”?
President Trump… or Pompeo?

TheseTruths

I think Pompeo was giving the press the briefing on our policy, not the President. In other words, Pompeo knew our policy from his relationship with Pres. Trump, and he was clarifying it to the press.

scott467

I hope so.

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

Did you read the whole press briefing??? Nowhere does it state Pompeo is dictating policy to POTUS. In fact he makes clear that he’s carrying out President Trump’s policy.
I will leave to Secretary Esper to talk about the military activity, but I want to put it in the context of our policy with respect to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The attacks that took place against an Iraqi facility threatened American forces. This has been going on now for weeks and weeks and weeks. This wasn’t the first set of attacks against this particular Iraqi facility and others where there were American lives at risk.
***And today, what we did was take a decisive response that makes clear what President Trump has said for months and months and months, which is that we will not stand for the Islamic Republic of Iran to take actions that put American men and women in jeopardy.***
We will — we will always honor that commitment to take decisive action when that takes place, and we continue to demand that the Islamic Republic of Iran act in a way that is consistent with what I laid out, back in May of 2018, for what it is that we expect Iran to do so that it can rejoin the community of nations.

scott467

“Did you read the whole press briefing???”
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I read the entire statement from the press pool that I linked to.
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“Nowhere does it state Pompeo is dictating policy to POTUS.”
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Pool reporter: [Pompeo] Said he would let Esper discuss “the military aspects but I wanted to put into context our policy with respect to the Islamic Republic of Iran.” (boldface and italics emphasis mine)
I took it to mean that Pompeo was relating the events to the press, and referring to his discussion with the president, that he (Pompeo) would let Esper discuss the military aspects, but that he (Pompeo) wanted to put into context our policy [to the president] with respect to the islamic Republic of Iran.
It didn’t even occur to me that it could be interpreted some other way.
Which is an indication of just how healthy my distrust of the government really is. 🙂

ForGodandCountry

I believe you misconstrue the use of the word “our” in your boldface and italics emphasis above. And for a fact you buy into everything Sundunce says.
I also note that the only time you post is when you have something negative to say.
1. You call Sidney Powell a bad lawyer (and this despite the fact that Gen. Flynn chose her over thousands of other lawyers in DC….and no, you don’t know better that Gen. Flynn what is best for his situation….not even a little bit)
2. Yesterday you made a backhand comment to the Q team (which I stupidly supported, regret, and retract in full)
3. Now you are trying to attack Sec. Pompeo when Pompeo has been loyal, effective, and very much a supporter of President Trump.
If I didn’t know any better (and I don’t) I’d say you are an eeyore in sheep’s clothing. The only time you post is when you have something negative to say, like now.
Stop being like this guy, Pvt. Hudson (Bill Paxton) from “Aliens”…comment image

scott467

“I believe you misconstrue the use of the word “our” in your boldface and italics emphasis above.”
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Okay.
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“And for a fact you buy into everything Sundunce says.”
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Well now you’re just being mean (and silly) 😁
Who is more critical of SD’s positions on the usual subjects, either here or over there — before I was banned for confronting him? (lest you forget…)
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“I also note that the only time you post is when you have something negative to say.”
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Then you’re not a very good note-taker 😁
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“1. You call Sidney Powell a bad lawyer (and this despite the fact that Gen. Flynn chose her over thousands of other lawyers in DC….
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Why don’t you quote me, instead of putting words in my mouth or (mis)characterizing what I may or may not have said?
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“and no, you don’t know better that Gen. Flynn what is best for his situation….not even a little bit)”
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Again, instead of suggesting that I ever claimed any such thing, why don’t you just quote me?
Is it because my actual words would invalidate your point?
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“2. Yesterday you made a backhand comment to the Q team (which I stupidly supported, regret, and retract in full)”
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If you liked what I wrote yesterday, you liked it.
If you didn’t, then you didn’t.
Who cares?
But why try to have it both ways, as if retracting your ‘support’ either hurts me or makes you look better?
The only person even thinking about it is you… let it go already, it was just an offhand comment on a message board… 😁
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“3. Now you are trying to attack Sec. Pompeo when Pompeo has been loyal, effective, and very much a supporter of President Trump.”
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How long have you been in the president’s Cabinet?
How do you come by your special insight?
We’re in the midst of an ongoing coup attempt, and over and over again, key players turn out to be other than what we thought they were… so fess up already… do you have a mole in the State Dept.?
Or higher?
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“If I didn’t know any better (and I don’t) I’d say you are an eeyore in sheep’s clothing.”
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And yet you know me a &^%$ of a lot better than you know Mike Pompeo… and you’re sure that Pompeo is the cat’s meow… 😂
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“The only time you post is when you have something negative to say, like now.”
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Come on, you don’t really think that’s gonna work, do you?
That you are going to misrepresent my posting history, and then in some kind of sidewalk reverse psychology twist I’m supposed to second-guess myself or curtail (your mischaracterization of) my posts, in order to avoid your future condemnation?
Really?
Are you new here? 😁
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“Stop being like this guy, Pvt. Hudson (Bill Paxton) from “Aliens”…”
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No need to explain who Hudson was, or which film you’re referencing.
But if you knew who Hudson was, you wouldn’t be telling people to stop being like him.
Here is how Hudson died. This is who Hudson was, when it mattered. He went down fighting, he gave his life, so his team could escape.

phoenixrising37

Drum roll… I think I posted this about 2/3 hours ago…

scott467

“Bill de Blasio says giving people like Tiffany Harris, who slapped 3 Jewish women in the face and shouted “F-k you Jews!”, 2 debit cards and a *burner cell phone* upon release is not “soft on crime.”
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Really, Billy?
If it was a white woman who slapped 3 black women and shouted “F-k you blacks!” (or worse), would you have given the white woman 2 debit cards and a *burner cell phone*?
Why doesn’t anybody on Fox ask that question?
It’s the most immediate, reflexive, instantaneous question that could possibly come to mind.
And since when is the state government of New York in the business of giving out untraceable cell phones?
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“If they attack more people on bail, it’s ‘missing the forest for the trees.’ ”
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Who’s missing the forest here, big bird?
If they attack more people on bail, that just means culpability is added to your incompetence.

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

Video of Church shooting. Shooter was black. You can see his long dreadlocks when he leans forward to ask man against wall a question.

phoenixrising37

My granddaughter is a Children’s Minister for a church within 35 miles of this one… sure makes me nervous…

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

At least she’s in Texas where the good guys are allowed to carry guns. I’d be more nervous if she was in a gun free zone.

ForGodandCountry

Beg your pardon but we aren’t “allowed” to carry guns in Texas.
It is our Constitutional 2nd Amendment RIGHT to carry guns in Texas…a right which “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”.
I mention this because word choice matters….which is why leftist Sorosians constantly play word games. Leftists would LOVE your use of the word “allow” as it is just a short 1/2 step away from “disallow”. Using “allow” vs. “right” plays right into their rhetorical hands.

SteveInCO

Valid point, a better phrasing would have been “the government still hasn’t infringed…”
Well, except that it has.
In Texas you need a permit to carry concealed, and open carry of a handgun is (unless something has changed) only open to people with that permit.

🦋🦋bflyjesusgrl🦋🦋

They just passed a law to allow members to carry guns in Church a few months ago. Thanks to Governor Abbott we are allowed to carry in Church. Twitter has been harassing Biden all day for condemning it when we passed it. All the Church members would be dead if we’d have listened to Creepy Joe.

phoenixrising37

scott467

Just saw this OT:
Rep John Lewis, Congressman Who Led Partisan Boycott of Trump Inauguration, Diagnosed With Stage-4 Pancreatic Cancer….
Posted on December 29, 2019
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/12/29/rep-john-lewis-congressman-who-led-partisan-boycott-of-trump-inauguration-diagnosed-with-stage-4-pancreatic-cancer/#more-179665
If he decides to step down and retire from Congress, I hope he lives a long time so he can spend it in prison.
If he decides to continue his life of corruption, it would be better for the country if he dies quickly.
That’s not callous or unsympathetic.
It’s just true.

gil00

He said hes going to stay there and “keep fighting”. Too addicted to the office and arrogant about the power. Money money money.

TheseTruths

“Keep fighting” is why we still have Pelosi. I think she might have retired at some point if Hillary had won.
I have mixed feelings about someone like Lewis, who is not up for reelection until next year, retiring immediately upon getting a cancer diagnosis. I imagine it could be helpful to keep to one’s normal schedule if possible. If he is sick enough, it will become obvious and he won’t be able to fulfill his duties. That’s how it was with No-name McCain, another who had to “keep fighting” Pres. Trump.

gil00

It all depends on his treatment and how his body handles it. Chemo isnt a cake walk for anyone. He doesnt understand what hes in for yet I think.

Deplorable Patriot

Plus, the pancreas controls hormones. EVERY person I’ve known with pancreatic cancer has gone a bit nutty at the end. His mental condition WILL suffer for it.