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Black Friday Chaos: Thousands of shoppers wait hours in line before fighting over special

While millions of families across America gathered at their dinner tables for their Thanksgiving dinner, thousands of savvy shoppers were waiting in line for Black Friday deals. Chaotic scenes unfolded in malls across the country as people got a head start on their Christmas shopping, trying to land the best deals. Thousands of people lined up outside of Macy's Herald Square location in New York City, braving the cold as they waited for employees to open the doors at 5pm. The unofficial holiday has even extended overseas in countries like Brazil, where customers nearly fought to get their hands on the latest Samsung TV's on Thursday. Since 2005, Black Friday has been the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States.


 Feast Day Typology in the  New Testament

Feast Day Typology in the New Testament Holy Day Charts 

By C White 

(charts extracted from What is the ‘Better Resurrection’ in the Letter to the Hebrews?  by C White) 

Holy days

Holy Feast Day/Book of Revelation Parallels Chapter 

Prophecy/Event 

Holy Feast Day 

1 

Introduction – Christ the Lamb of God 

Passover 

2-3 

Seven Churches – sin in spiritual Israel and examining the self 

Seven Days of Unleavened Bread 

4-5 

Christ the Lamb, Redeemer, worthy to open the scroll 

Sheaf of the Firstfruits during the DUB 

6 – 8:6 

Seven Seals of the Scroll 

Pentecost 

7:4,9; 14:4 

Two Wave Loaves and Two Multitudes – Israel and the Gentiles 

Pentecost 

8:7 – 11:19 

Seven Trumpets 

Trumpets 

12 

INSET 

13 – 19 

Great Tribulation & Day of the Lord 

Trumpets 

20:1-3 

Satan bound 

Atonement 

20:4-6 

Millennial reign of the Messiah 

Tabernacles 

20:7-15 

Judgment 

Last Great Day 

 

Paul’s Epistles to the Churches are each based on: 

a Holy Day Theme Epistle 

Holy Day 

Approx. date of the Epistle 

Comparison to the 7 doctrines of Heb 6:1-6 

Romans 

Passover and Pentecost 

56-58AD 

Perfection & Repentance; Laying on of Hands 

ICorinthians 

Passover 

55AD 

Perfection & Repentance 

IICorinthians 

Passover 

56AD 

Perfection & Repentance 

Galatians 

Days of Unleavened Bread 

53AD 

Faith & Baptism 

Ephesians 

Pentecost 

61-62AD 

Laying on of hands 

Philippians 

Pentecost 

53AD 

Laying on of hands 

Colossians 

Pentecost 

53AD 

Laying on of hands 

IThessalonians 

Trumpets 

50-52AD 

Resurrection 

IIThessalonians 

Trumpets 

51-53AD 

Resurrection 

Hebrews 

Atonement, Tabernacles, Last Great Day 

62AD 

Judgment 

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History of the Feast of Tabernacles in the Radio/Worldwide Church of God  

By Craig M White

Version 2.0 

Introductory Comments 

Tabernacles

In the article Passover and Holy Day Observances since the First Century, I point out that the observance of the Holy Days among Christian Sabbatarians can be tracked each century, for the most part, since the birth of the New Testament Church. 

Having virtually died out by the nineteenth century, the interest in all of God’s Law and the Holy Days among various Sabbatarians began to stir sometime around the middle of that century. These seeds were sown and later watered by authors such as Greenberry G Rupert who began to promote them as applicable to Christians. As a result, interest in them began to grow. 

Meanwhile, many Protestant scholars wrote about their meaning and typology and continue to do so to this day (they often don’t fully understand their meaning, but at least make a good attempt at this). One of many such authors was the famous Louis Talbot who wrote about The Feasts of the Lord (1943) and there were a number of such authors preceding him and thereafter. I mention him as Dr Herman L Hoeh listened to his radio programmes and was following him about the time of his coming across The World Tomorrow broadcast. 

Holy Day Observance Prior to Herbert W Armstrong 

 

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The Real Story of Thanksgiving

“Photograph of a painting by Edward Percy Mora...“Photograph of a painting by Edward Percy Moran (1862-1935), showing Myles Standish, William Bradford, William Brewster and John Carver signing the Mayflower Compact in a cabin aboard the Mayflower while other Pilgrims look on.” ca.1900. The original hangs at the Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, MA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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RUSH: It's time for the traditional true story of Thanksgiving, as written by me in my second best seller of 2.5 million copies in hardback: See, I Told You So. "Chapter 6, Dead White Guys, or What the History Books Never Told You: The True Story of Thanksgiving -- The story of the Pilgrims begins in the early part of the seventeenth century (that's the 1600s for those of you in Rio Linda, California). The Church of England under King James I was persecuting anyone and everyone who did not recognize its absolute civil and spiritual authority. Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down, imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs. A group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community.

"After eleven years, about forty of them agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World, where they would certainly face hardships, but could live and worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. It carried a total of 102 passengers, including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract, that established just and equal laws for all members of the new community, irrespective of their religious beliefs. Where did the revolutionary ideas expressed in the Mayflower Compact come from? From the Bible. The Pilgrims were a people completely steeped in the lessons of the Old and New Testaments. They looked to the ancient Israelites for their example.

 

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Should You Celebrate Thanksgiving Day?

By David C Pack

Thanksgiving Day, as celebrated in North America, is a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings enjoyed by these nations and their citizens. However, to many people, its meaning is lost. It has become simply another day for huge meals, dinner parties, get-togethers or reunions. What does Thanksgiving mean to you?

Turkey dinners, cranberries, candied yams, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and family gatherings—these are all commonly associated with most Americans’ and Canadians’ yearly celebration of giving thanks—Thanksgiving Day!

 

 

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What Life Was Like For Christians And Jews When Arabs Ruled Jerusalem

Map of Israel, the Palestinian territories (We...Map of Israel, the Palestinian territories (West Bank and Gaza Strip), the Golan Heights, and portions of neighbouring countries. Also United Nations deployment areas in countries adjoining Israel or Israeli-held territory, as of January 2004. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First published in 2018

Following President Donald Trump’s declaration that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Saeb Erekat quickly shot back and demanded “equal rights for everyone living in historic Palestine.”

Protests over Trump’s move have sparked riots in Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and even violent protests in Europe, from Germany to Sweden. But how exactly did Arab Muslims treat Christians and Jews when they ruled over Jerusalem for 19 years?

It appears Arabs were anything but tolerant toward either. The Daily Caller News Foundation examined Arab rule over the eastern half of Jerusalem from 1949 until 1967, and found that both Christians and Jews were routinely denied religious freedom and often faced persecution at the hands of the Arabs when Muslims were in charge of the eastern half of the holy city.

In 1947, the United Nations approved a partition plan to permit both Jews and Muslims to govern separate sectors. Israel accepted the plan but the Arabs refused it and sent their armies against a group of citizen-soldiers. 

The Israelis won a surprising victory in what they called their War of Independence. In 1949, an armistice was signed by both Jordan and Israel, signaling the end to the conflict.

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From giant GM salmon to beef: What animals looked like BEFORE we began breeding them for food

Records suggest that humans began raising animals about 10,000 years ago - and they looked very different from the animals we eat today.

Intensive breeding has left cows, sheep, chickens and other domesticated animals transformed into 'superbreeds' buffed up to produce more meat, and grow far more quickly.  

In the 19th century, evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin noted that breeding led to 'striking differences between farm animals and plants and their wild counterparts'.

Although this observation helped layout the foundation for Darwin's theory of evolution, it was also theorized about the future of the meat we would put on our plates.

 
Records suggest that early humans went from gathering their food to hunting it about 2 million years ago and began raising animals about 10,000 years ago. But after years of breeding, cows, sheep, chickens and other domesticated animals have transformed into creatures far different from what our ancestors ate

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Hong Kong Updates

Student Group Calls for Hong Kong to Build a Wall to Keep China Out100 Days of Hong Kong Protests: Thugs Chant ‘Beat the Cockroaches’ in Mob Attacks

Miami is on red alert after 11th person catches the mosquito-borne dengue fever

Miami is on high alert for dengue fever after an eleventh person in the city caught the mosquito-borne illness.   

Residents are being urged to protect themselves from the insects by wearing long sleeves when outdoors and spraying insect repellent. 

Officials also advised draining water from their yards and turning over anything holding water such as buckets and plant pots, where mosquitoes like to breed. 

Miami-Dade County officials have issued a high risk health alert after an eleventh person contracted dengue fever (file)

Miami is on red alert after 11th person catches the mosquito-borne dengue fever

Miami is on high alert for dengue fever after an eleventh person in the city caught the mosquito-borne illness.   

Residents are being urged to protect themselves from the insects by wearing long sleeves when outdoors and spraying insect repellent. 

Officials also advised draining water from their yards and turning over anything holding water such as buckets and plant pots, where mosquitoes like to breed. 

Miami-Dade County officials have issued a high risk health alert after an eleventh person contracted dengue fever (file)

Ready for some Sun this December?

The hottest Caribbean hotel openings from St Lucia to Barbados and Jamaica

Whether you like to fly and flop, kick back on a catamaran with a rum punch, or hike through a towering rainforest, the charismatic Caribbean offers it all. Today, with ridiculous ease, you can jet direct from the UK to a dozen balmy islands, arriving just in time for tea or a sundowner. Every year, there are new, fun things to do and yet more fabulous hotels in which to relax. Here we look at some of the hottest new openings for 2020.


No Justice in the Land- a case of 4 innocent sailors and corrupt prosecutors!

This case is a study in FALSE PROSECUTION BEFORE TRUMP.  These prosecutors should be in jail. I have watched this story evolve for many years now, and EVERYONE (including DNA Evidence experts) knew these men were not guilty. SO DID PROSECUTORS! Justice in America is not about guilt or innocence, but piling up convictions at any cost!  Trump is going through this NOW!  YOU MAY BE NEXT!  God warned us that in our time, "there is no justice in the Land," says the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.  And there isn't!

Settlement reached in infamous 'Norfolk Four' case

The city of Norfolk has agreed to pay (from left to right) Eric Wilson, Danial Williams, Joseph Dick and Derek Tice $4.9million to the sailors and the state agreed to pay $3.5million. The four sailors were convicted in 1997 rape and killing of Michelle Moore-Bosko (inset). DNA evidence linked another man, Omar Ballard, to the crimes. Three of the men were granted conditional pardons in 2009 but their convictions remained on the books. Wilson had failed to get his conviction overturned in court because he had already completed his sentence when he brought the challenge. The men have long said they confessed only after being intimidated by police. Their case was championed by multi-million selling author John Grisham, (inset, bottom right).


The reason the world has gone bonkers -- We Live in "Opposite World"

By Joe Kovacs - The Plain Truth
(Joe Kovacs is the author of the new book Shocked by the Bible 2, as well as his previous books Shocked by the Bible and The Divine Secret, all on sale in bookstores and Amazon.com. Learn more at www.shockedbythebible.com)
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In case you haven't noticed recently, the world in which we live seems to have lost its bearings, sliding toward some sort of dark abyss, both in America and across the world.

No doubt, you're familiar with old problems such as murder, war, theft, disease, homelessness, hunger, lying, economic turmoil, religious strife, lusting, adultery, fornication, unwanted pregnancy, abortion and people having a lack of care and concern for their fellow man.

But these days there are a host of new concerns that have many people shaking their heads in disbelief.

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Kennedy is long gone, but the stories linger

The unresolved conspiracy theories surrounding the late US president John F. Kennedy's death remain to this day

Kennedy was part of a motorcade along with his wife, Jacqueline, on the streets of Dallas when he was shot at by Oswald from atop a nearby building. (Shutterstock)

Ask any American who they think killed President John F. Kennedy, and you’re sure to receive a wide range of answers.

There’s the official government conclusion from the Warren Commission that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone when he killed the president on November 22, 1963 in Dallas.

And then there’s the wide swath of conspiracy theories that Oswald had help from other people, according to Gallup.

Right after Kennedy’s death, Gallup found that 52 percent of Americans thought Oswald was part of a larger conspiracy, with just 29 percent saying he did it all by himself. The belief that others worked alongside Oswald has never dipped below 50 percent in Gallup polling, and peaked at 81 percent in 1976.

Gallup is not alone in its findings. FiveThirtyEight .

Overall, FiveThirtyEight had the same findings as Gallup did in its latest poll in 2013: 61 percent of Americans believe Kennedy “wasn’t killed by Oswald alone.” Only 33 percent say it was just Oswald.

Of all the demographic groups polled, only one had a minority of conspiracy believers — white college graduates, with 46 percent holding that belief.

Here are a few of the popular theories that fuel the disconnect between the official government findings and public opinion.

A Second Shooter

Separate from the Warren Commission, President Lyndon B. Johnson tasked the House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations with official fact-finding on who killed JFK. The House report found a “high probability” that two gunmen fired at Kennedy.

This led to the popularization of the term “grassy knoll,” alluding to a hill near Dealey Plaza from where some believe Kennedy‘s true killer fired.

CIA Involvement

The Oliver Stone Film “JFK” posits the idea that the CIA or people associated with the CIA were involved in some way in the Kennedy assassination. Theories range from mild complicity on the CIA‘s part to suggestions that a CIA operative actually fired the deadly shot.

Seven percent of Americans who think Oswald had help say the CIA was involved, according to Gallup’s 2013 survey.

The House Select Committee report said the CIA “was deficient in its collection and sharing of information both prior to and subsequent to the assassination.”

Fidel Castro and Cuba

Earlier in his presidency, Kennedy had signed off on an operation known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion, which ended with a failed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro‘s communist government.

Following that botched attempt and the Cuban Missile Crisis, one theory goes that Castro had a hand in the assassination, perhaps through some loose association with Lee Harvey Oswald.

Many have speculated that the documents scheduled to be released on Oct. 26 would contain information on , where he may have met with either Cuban or Soviet officials.

This is a belief that 5 percent of Americans who believe in the conspiracy hold, Gallup found.

The Mafia

Most of these theories center around the Cold War tensions of the time in 1963, but many believe it was as simple as a mafia hit.

Kennedy’s brother Robert was attorney general at the time of his big brother’s assassination, and had made it a point to go after organized crime. The House Select Committee’s report concluded that the mafia was not involved, but it did not rule out specific members of the mafia.

In 2013, Gallup found that 13 percent of Americans who believe Kennedy was killed in a conspiracy plot blame the Mafia.


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When the villain is Obama, not Trump, news suddenly becomes not worth reporting

image from www.snopes.comSo the United States has “the world’s highest rate of children in detention.” Is this worth reporting? Maybe, maybe not. Nevertheless, Agence France-Presse, or AFP, and Reuters did report it, attributing the information to a “United Nations study” on migrant children detained at the US-Mexico border.

Then the two agencies retracted the story. Deleted, withdrew, demolished. If they could have used one of those Men in Black memory-zappers on us, they would have. Sheepishly, the two news organizations explained that, you see, the UN data was from 2015 — part of a border crackdown that had begun years earlier.

We all know who the president was in 2015. It wasn’t evil, child-caging monster President Trump. It was that nice, compassionate, child-caging monster President Barack Obama.

Zap. The story made Obama look bad. Hence the story was removed. Not updated or corrected, removed.

I know it’s a heavy news environment. Who can keep up? But try to remember this one, because it’s instructive. People think news organizations flat-out fabricate stories. That isn’t often the case. Fake news is a problem that pops up here and there, but the much more systematic and deeply entrenched attack on truth is the casual, everyday bias of reporters.

AFP and Reuters deleted a story that was, in a narrow sense, true — that a UN study claimed the United States had some 100,000 children in migrant-related detention. The United Nations is horribly biased against America and the West. Still, on the level of lazy, news-release-driven journalism, the locked-up-kids story was minimally valid.

At any rate, what the agencies didn’t seem to like was the story’s changed implication: That Obama, rather than Trump, locked up a lot of children. This is what’s important: Not that AFP and Reuters deleted a story, but that the implication of the story meant everything to them.

Every time you read something from AFP and Reuters (and CNN and the Washington Post), you should be thinking not “This is fake news” but: “What’s the agenda?” To paraphrase Chuck Schumer’s infamous, and instructive, comment on the CIA, news outlets have six ways from Sunday of getting you to think what they want you to think, none of which involve making up stuff.

One is simply not reporting things. News that isn’t mentioned didn’t really happen to that outlet’s consumers. Obama’s approval ratings were mostly really low, comparable to Trump’s, typically in the low to mid-40s. Polls would come out saying this, and the Ron Burgundys would simply not report it.

Using, or ignoring, facts in accordance with whether they create the desired impression is the principal agenda of today’s media.

Trump doesn’t enjoy this courtesy. Nor can he be associated with good news. A recent Newsbusters survey found that, over a recent six-week period, not even 1 percent of network news reporting on the Trump administration even mentioned positive economic news.

Another trick is soberly reporting the policy proposals of Politician One but focusing entirely on the miscues and petty controversies of Politician Two. You might, if you are a news consumer, be under the impression that Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a sober, well-reasoned set of plans. These plans are, however, so far-fetched as to be breathtaking. She has vowed $20.5 trillion in new federal spending, an increase of 40 percent on top of current levels. Yet Warren isn’t the candidate the media habitually portray as unhinged.

Meanwhile, the gaffes of Democrats attract very little interest; network news basically ignored the mini-scandal involving Pete Buttigieg, who promoted a list of black supporters, many of whom either were not black or did not support him. The networks declined to cast Buttigieg as racially insensitive.

Still another trick is deciding that a matter that advances the wrong narrative is simply “local news,” hence not worthy of attention from the major outlets. Any crimes committed by illegal immigrants can be safely ignored by CNN, but any crimes associated with right-wingers become cause for national dismay and soul searching.

CNN did a massive story this week involving the talents of five reporters after someone at Syracuse University sent out a white supremacist manifesto to “several” cellphones and racist graffiti was discovered in a residence hall. Previously, similar outbreaks of campus fear turned out to be based on hoaxes. Yet if this story dissolves, CNN can accurately claim, hey, we were just reporting that students were scared.

The impression created by a thousand stories like this — that America in 2019 is a white supremacist nightmare — will linger all the same. Using, or ignoring, facts in accordance with whether they create the desired impression is the principal agenda of today’s media.

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Trump flips another appeals court to GOP-appointed majority

image from www.wnd.comThe 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has a Republican-appointed majority following the Senate's confirmation of a nominee by President Trump.

With the approval Tuesday of Judge Robert J. Luck by a 64-31 vote, the 11th Circuit become the third federal appeals court to flip to a majority of Republican-appointed active judges under Trump, the Washington Times reported.

Luck was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court earlier this year by Gov. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The 11th Circuit now has six active Republican-appointed judges and six Democratic-appointed ones. With the addition of senior judges to that count, the circuit has 11 Republican-appointed and nine Democratic.

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Mike Davis, president of The Article III Project, explained to the Washington Times that cases deciding binding law require the full panel of active judges.

"As you see, President Trump flips these critically important federal circuit courts and transform the judiciary; it reminds Republicans and conservatives why elections matter," Davis said.

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Everyone recommends flossing – but there's hardly any proof it works

It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.

Except there’s little proof that flossing works.

Still, governments, dental organisations and manufacturers of floss have pushed the practice for decades. Dentists provide samples to their patients; the British Dental Association insists on its patient website that flossing helps “in the battle against tooth decay and gum disease”.

But all this could change following an investigation by Associated Press (AP). Last year journalists from the agency asked the departments of health and human services and agriculture in the US for their evidence that flossing works.

Since then, the US government has quietly dropped the recommendation, admitting that there is no scientific evidence to prove the benefits. And now the NHS is set to review their own guidelines. 

On its website, it currently states that dental floss “helps to prevent gum disease by getting rid of pieces of food and plaque from between your teeth” which can cause inflammation. 

A leading British dentist, however, said there is only “weak evidence” that flossing helps in this way. Professor Damien Walmsley of Birmingham University, said the time and expense required for reliable studies meant the health claims often attributed to floss were unproven. Read more


Devine: Liberals enabled powerful sex abusers

image from thenypost.files.wordpress.comLike a lot of wronged women, Monica Lewinsky now is reassessing her “affair” with Bill Clinton through the lens of the MeToo movement.

It was “an abuse of power … 100 percent,” she said Saturday night in a speech in Australia.

The former White House intern, who was just 22 when the president seduced her, said she had “clung so steadfastly to this notion that [it] was a real, consensual relationship, [but] as we started to have public conversations that were different about consent, as we started to recognize abuse of power in different ways, these structures started to crumble around powerful men who have been able to engage in [bad] behaviors and be lauded and celebrated.”

Lewinsky is right that some rich and powerful men now are being held accountable for past sexual wrongdoing that once was condoned by everyone in their privileged social stratum.

But, on the other hand, many of these men still don’t seem to comprehend that the music has stopped on the sexual free-for-all of previous decades, nor do many of their celebrity enablers and sycophants who turned a blind eye for decades.


Overwhelming majority of women fail new Army combat-fitness test

Army Sgt Vincent Loranty and Staff Sgt. Christopher Jung wave to other aircraft after flying over the NFL’s military appreciation game in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 10, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Beverly Roche, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

A new report from the Center for Military Readiness reveals 84% of the women who take a new Army combat-fitness test fail.

It's one of the signs that the "social experiment" launched during the Barack Obama administration isn't working, CMR says.  MORE


A Florida county declared itself a 'Second Amendment Sanctuary.'

image from static-24.sinclairstoryline.comIn a unanimous decision, the Lake County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution declaring it self a "Second Amendment Sanctuary" this month.

The central Florida county is the latest municipality in the United States to pass a measure vowing to protect its residents from attempts at gun control.
Cities and counties in Illinois, Colorado and California also have proclaimed themselves sanctuaries, saying they won't enforce state laws that infringe on residents' right to bear arms.
The jurisdictions say the declarations -- a riff on "sanctuary cities" that protect immigrants -- are in response to gun control measures, including red flag laws and gun buyback programs, that they say violate the Second Amendment.