Senate PASSES Biden-backed $740 billion reconciliation bill with no Republican support after Kamala casts tie-breaking vote: GOP Sen. Rick Scott says deal is a 'war on seniors' and Democrat Sen. Chris Coons admits it may take a YEAR to ease inflation

The bill passed 50-50 with an amendment by GOP Senator John Thune - who did not vote for the final package
The bill passed 50-50 with an amendment by GOP Senator John Thune - who did not vote for the final package
 

The Senate has passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a $740 billion climate change and healthcare spending bill that has been the result of months-long talks within the Democratic Party.

No Republican lawmakers signed onto the bill, though Democrats were able to pass it via a simple majority through the budget reconciliation process. It's a major win for Democrats' agenda, whose prospects in the looming midterm elections had looked dim for months.

Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote in the evenly divided chamber as Democrats erupted into applause at the end of their 16-hour session.

A visibly emotional Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer took to the Senate floor to thank everyone from Congressional staffers to the Capitol cafeteria workers for aiding the effort, telling them: 'You'll tell your grandchildren you were here.'

Lawmakers had been debating the package since 11 p.m. on Saturday, and continued into late afternoon on Sunday without stopping.

But Republicans have accused Democrats of misleading the American public with the legislation's name, claiming it won't help sky-high inflation and citing a study that says it could increase taxes on every income bracket.

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Woman builds altar to celebrate sacrificing her baby in abortion

The Plain Truth is that abortion and rituals such as this are a continuation of INFANT SACRIFICE from the Bible!

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Trump obliterates competition in CPAC poll, but look which 2024 'frontrunner' is in 10th

'Hmm. A name seems to be missing'

 
President Donald J. Trump waves as he disembarks Air Force One at Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pennsylvania, Thursday, August 20, 2020, and Is greeted by guests and supporters. (Official White House photo by Tia Dufour)
President Donald J. Trump waves as he disembarks Air Force One at Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pennsylvania, Thursday, August 20, 2020, and Is greeted by guests and supporters. (Official White House photo by Tia Dufour)
 

Whom do conservatives prefer to be their presidential candidate in 2024?

The clear answer to that question is Donald Trump, who devastated the would-be competition in a straw poll Saturday by the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC.

The former president collected a whopping 69 percent of the vote at CPAC's conference in Dallas, followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at 24 percent.

No one one else was even close, as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, came in third with 2 percent.

A dozen other names including South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Missouri Congressman Josh Hawley, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Florida Sen. Rick Scott all received 1 percent or less.

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HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-32, 2022

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HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-32
 
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Issac Newton Predicted when Jesus would return! (2060)

The Plain Truth does not claim any date, but the position of the greatest scientist since Abraham is one to pay attention to.

Expert explains Sir Isaac Newton's 'end of the world' prediction 

 

The godfather of physics wrote, in his findings from 1704, the world is set to end on 2060 – exactly 1,260 years after the foundation of the Holy Roman Empire.

The famous scientist reached his apocalyptic conclusion by analysing the Bible’s Book of Daniel according to his note, but how he reached the conclusion exactly is still a mystery more than 300 years later.

His work on the matter, which was kept in a trunk in the house of the Earl of Portsmouth for 250 years, read: "It may end later, but I see no reason for its ending sooner.

“This I mention not to assert when the time of the end shall be, but to put a stop to the rash conjectures of fanciful men who are frequently predicting the time of the end, and by doing so bring the sacred prophesies into discredit as often as their predictions fail.”

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Lyme disease epidemic? Tick-borne illness cases skyrocket 357% in rural America

Urban communities seeing a surge as well

(Image by Jerzy Górecki from Pixabay)\

(Image by Jerzy Górecki from Pixabay)

(STUDY FINDS) -- The summer season is tick season and that means one thing — Lyme disease cases are going to rise in the United States. Now, a concerning new report finds rural communities have seen cases of the tick-borne illness skyrocket in recent years.

Over the last 15 years, from 2007 to 2021, insurance claims for Lyme disease diagnoses have exploded by 357 percent in rural areas. Although people typically encounter disease-carrying ticks in the woods and tall grassy areas, researchers from FAIR Health say urban communities are seeing a surge as well. The non-profit says urban areas across the U.S. have seen a 65-percent rise in Lyme cases since 2007.

Study authors analyzed a database of more than 36 billion privately-billed healthcare claims to discover this alarming trend.

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also: Was Lyme disease created in a US Military Lab as a Biological Weapon?   The Plain Truth reported this story two years ago:

Tick,Flea, Mosquito Diseases Infecting The USA

 


Chipping away at cancer: Young pharmacist-researcher wants to revolutionize treatment

At age 28, she's driving force behind tiny chip that tests several procedures on same tumor in record time

By WND News Services

(Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash)

(Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash)

(CTECH) -- Eliana Steinberg was a pharmacist in a pharmacy in Jerusalem when she encountered a patient who changed her life: "He had prostate cancer in an advanced stage with metastases, and he would come to the pharmacy several times a month. I developed personal relationships with him and his wife," she tells Calcalist.

"It was really sad to see before my eyes the progress of his illness and his helplessness, especially when he was facing difficult treatments, which he was not at all sure would be successful. I wanted to help him practically with the disease itself, beyond giving explanations on how to take the medicines. I wanted to ease his suffering."

Steinberg decided to apply for a master's degree in a track for excellence in nanotechnology at the School of Pharmacy of the Hebrew University. Since then the studies have developed into a doctorate, and in the last four years she has developed a method that may cause a huge revolution in the way cancer patients are treated: a transparent chip, which with the help of a tiny sample from a cancer tumor examines a series of possible treatments to see which of them is the most effective, and in record time, with the results obtained in less than two weeks.

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America Comes Alive ~ Sculptor of Rushmore Gutzon Borglum

America Comes Alive

 

Mount Rushmore 

 Mount Rushmore towers commandingly over the Black Hills of South Dakota, beckoning visitors to come closer to see in detail the four faces of the U.S. presidents carved into the mountainside.

The carvings themselves are so much a part of Rushmore that it’s as if the granite mountain pushed through the earth millions of years ago with the faces of four of America’s most important presidents prophetically carved into the mountain face.

But of course, they were sculpted by men dangling and clambering precariously all over the face of the 6,000-foot mountain (1927-1942). Who was behind it all?

The Sculptor

Sculptor of Mount Rushmore

The man capable of making this idea a reality was America-born John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (1867-1941). Gutzon Borglum was a painter, an illustrator, and a sculptor who cared deeply about any subject he took on.

Testimonials came from unlikely people. One of Borglum’s favorite subjects was Abraham Lincoln, a subject he was always happy to return to. (He named his own son Lincoln, after the great man.)

When Teddy Roosevelt was in the White House, the president commissioned Borglum to prepare a marble bust of Lincoln to display there. When Robert Todd Lincoln, Lincoln’s only surviving son saw the piece, he uttered in amazement: “I never expected to see Father again!”

Borglum’s statue of Thomas Paine (1937) drew admiration from Helen Keller: “I have had the privilege of examining the model of Borglum’s statue, and it has spoken things into my hand which fill me with emotion.”

Though Borglum was a difficult man to work with and for, most of his clients were given full commitment. Occasionally, a rift between artist and client would become too great to overcome as it did with Stone Mountain. Most of the time Borglum did everything he could to complete his projects.

Despite Rushmore’s fame, few know the name of the sculptor.

But there was one man who had the plan, the technical and artistic knowledge, and the eye for making these colossal figures look so natural that one expects them to talk.

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New 'Jewish tavern' aims to bring Torah learning to America's Jewish masses

'This is a project that ultimately has national ambitions'

(Photo by Elevate on Unsplash)

(Photo by Elevate on Unsplash)

(JEWISH INSIDER) -- Opaque plastic wrap covers the windows of a nondescript storefront in Somerville, Mass., Cambridge’s less haughty neighbor, leaving passersby to guess what business might soon open here, less than a mile from Harvard.

A minimalist poster tacked to the window offers a very brief explanation: “Lehrhaus, a Jewish tavern and house of learning. Opening soon.”

Next door is a popular lavender-framed tapas bar, and on this hot summer afternoon, students and young professionals zip by on vintage road bikes. In the week since the Lehrhaus sign went up, and since a Boston food blog discovered the new neighborhood establishment, more than 400 people have signed up for its email list.

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Archaeological dig at possible site of Joshua's tomb now underway

'Perhaps this is evidence of a violent struggle'

(Photo by Joe Kovacs)

(Photo by Joe Kovacs)

(ALL ISRAEL) -- A dig has begun at the site in northern Samaria believed to be the burial place of Joshua.

Working under the direction of Dr. Dvir Raviv, students from the Bar-Ilan University Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology and volunteers from Israel and abroad have begun digging at Khirbet Tibnah, located on a hill in the southwest area of Samaria, east of Shoham near Halamish.

This region was populated from as early as the Bronze Age up until the start of the Ottoman era – about 4,000 years. It is believed that Joshua – the biblical Israelite leader and successor of Moses – lived and was buried at this site.

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Archaeological dig at possible site of Joshua's tomb now underway (wnd.com)