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Why the neo-conservatives hate Donald Trump

BushobamaOne of the great paleo-conservative thinkers of the pre-Reagan era is WND columnist Pat Buchanan. I had the privilege of meeting and sharing a stage with him as a young Christian activist in Oregon around 1990, and have always benefited from the insights and observations in his writings. The main issue that separates paleo-conservatives from neo-conservatives is war-policy: the paleos are the original America First champions, firmly against unnecessary foreign wars, and the neo-cons seem to have never met a war they didn't like. Pat's piece this past week was about the geopolitics of oil and natural gas pipelines, specifically Russia's pipeline to Germany, and thus all Europe.

The main reason the neo-cons joined with the leftists to take down President Trump's presidency was his opposition to foreign wars and his successful pursuit of domestic energy independence. The leftists hate Trump for many reasons, but the neo-cons have primarily one. You see, the wars of at least the past half-century have almost always been related to the projection of American military power to control oil and gas resources on foreign soil.

Pat Buchanan wrote: "Issue: Nord Stream 2, the Baltic Sea pipeline Vladimir Putin is building to complement his Nord Stream 1 and carry more natural gas from Russia to Germany, and from there to other NATO nations. … What is behind American opposition …? First, the pipelines bypass Ukraine and Poland, cutting those countries out of the transit revenue. Second, we want Germany to buy our own shale-produced natural gas." The rest of the article focuses on the question of whether Germany is wrong to partner with Russia in this. He reveals his own view, writing, "[Post Glasnost] Russia was no longer the largest captive nation of communism but a nation reaching out in friendship to the United States. … [But] Having won the Cold War, and unable to find a new mission, we started a second Cold War to contain the new [significantly shrunken] Russia – this time at the borders of Belarus, Ukraine and Georgia, as we had once contained the old USSR at the River Elbe."

I would add that the second Cold War ran rather lukewarm until, as secretary of state under Obama in 2009, Hillary Clinton presented a "reset button" stage prop to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to signal a new season of cooperation between our nations. But, in retrospect, that season of thaw appears to have been just another Clinton Crime Family scam, in this case to enrich themselves through such deals as the Uranium One scandal.

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Report: Cuomo Family Got ‘Prioritized’ Corona Tests

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at his offices in New York City, on March 24, 2021. (Photo by BRENDAN MCDERMID / POOL / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN MCDERMID/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Sources told the Times Union and Washington Post that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo instructed state health officials to “prioritize” coronavirus testing for members of his family, including his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo.

In other reports:

Cuomo 'ordered NY health officials to prioritize COVID tests for his mom, sister and CNN anchor brother Chris in March 2020' when they were not widely available to the public, claims new report


Polenta with Gorgonzola and Honey

And is Passover Safe!

This polenta dish will never come off the menu at Douglass Williams’s Boston restaurant, Mida—it’s just too good. The only trick is to make the polenta in advance, so that it has time to chill and set up. Then you can fry it, top it with honey and Gorgonzola, and serve it as an appetizer.

From “A Recipe for Zen,” March/April 2021

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup polenta meal (medium to coarse grind)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 3/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola, divided
  • 1/2 cup honey, divided
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

In a large pot, add the water, salt, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Bring to a boil. Whisk in the polenta meal, then reduce heat to medium-low and whisk continuously for 7 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the Parmesan, and stir to fully incorporate. Pour the polenta into an oven-safe 8-by-8-inch baking dish and tap it on the counter to spread it evenly and release any bubbles. Let this sit overnight in the refrigerator, uncovered, to set and form a crust on top.

Preheat your oven to 375°. Remove the polenta from the fridge and cut into 6 equal pieces. Pour ¼ cup olive oil into a large ovenproof skillet, then set each piece of polenta into the oil. Set over medium-high heat. Let the polenta cook until it begins to brown on the bottom, then transfer the skillet to the oven for 10 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle equal portions of Gorgonzola over the polenta squares. Return the pan to the oven to let it melt, about 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and plate the polenta. Drizzle equal portions of the honey and remaining 1/4 cup olive oil over the polenta squares, then sprinkle with pepper.

The True story of "TWO-BITS" the Heroic Horse nobody wanted

From the book:True Stories of Dogs and Horses and their Service to Man

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Two Bits was never in any historic battle, nor did a famous general ever ride him. The highest he ever rose in the ranks was to the saddle of a captain-Captain Charles A. Curtis. Until then, the big bay had known a dozen masters for he was one of a cavalry pool at Fort Craig, New Mexico.

It was between the 1870's and '80's. The United States was trying to persuade the Indians to stay on the reservations appointed to them. The Indians, largely Apaches, Comanches, and Navahos, were not taking kindly to the Government's methods of armed persuasion. Bands of warriors still roamed the high mesas. In the vast emptiness of the landscape, a troop of soldiers could be seen for miles, but the Indians seemed to melt into the background. The old-timers had a saying, "When you don't see an Indian, you're looking right at him."

That was the reason for the forts with their high stockades. They were constantly being raided by the Indians, more for the horses than the men. Among the redskins, it was considered an act of greater courage to slip a horse out of a corral than a knife into a soldier.

It was at Fort Craig that Two Bits caught his first scent of the red enemy. Here, too, he was given his name.

Men cannot be continually on nerve-taut guard without some relaxation, and so a race was arranged one bright June day when the great half dome of the sky was filled with clouds as small and white as baby lambs.

The swiftest horses of the Mounted Rifles had already been chosen by the riders. One horse was left, a big bay. An Irish fifer boy named Cain decided to ride him. As they trotted to the starting line, a soldier shouted derisively, "I wouldn't give two bits for that horse."

Two Bits won by three lengths.

 

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The Norwegian island that abolished time: 'You can cut the lawn at 4am'

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Sommarøy island in Norway, whose 350 residents want to escape the tyranny of the clock. Photograph: Anna Berkut/Alamy

The 350 residents of Sommarøy in the land of the midnight sun are hoping to free themselves from the tyranny of the clock by declaring the small Norwegian island the world’s first time-free zone.

“All over the world, people are characterised by stress and depression,” Kjell Ove Hveding, the leader of the campaign on the island, west of Tromsø and inside the Arctic circle, told the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK.

“In many cases this can be linked to the feeling of being trapped by the clock. We will be a time-free zone where everyone can live their lives to the fullest … Our goal is to provide full flexibility, 24/7. If you want to cut the lawn at 4am, then you can do it.”  MORE


The Sabbath Day, like every day, begins at SUNRISE not Sunset!

By Bob Barney

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As in the photo above, The Sabbath Day begins at the break of the sun, NOT at its setting on Friday night.

Christ warned us to be aware of false religion, customs and laws. These warnings have basically fell on deaf years but the most important "sign" that we can look for, as to the coming of Jesus again back to this world is the spread of false religion and religious practices that are contrary to God. Over the years, God's Law (THE TEN COMMANDMENTS) has been replaced by man's law. Our theologians call it "saved by grace" when truly nothing of the sort is biblically true.

In Jesus' time, the Jewish nation, after years of captivity, began to adopt Babylonian ways. They took on the Babylonian calendar and "lost" God's true perfect one, and at the same time began the truly pagan observance of "evening days."  This simply means that, like the Babylonians, they began to start their day at sunset rather than sunrise. Like everything else, the theologians of the day twisted a few scriptures which may imply evening days and ignored hundreds of scriptures that proved that God's day starts in the morning. Most Sabbath keeping churches to this day follow this pagan start of the day and continue the practice of those lawless religious leaders that killed Christ! The same ones he declared at his arrest were those who worshipped the DARKNESS, when evil reigns! Yes, the nighttime is darkness, and God IS NEVER in darkness. We read in Revelation that when Christ returns to Jerusalem, that where He is will always be in light! There will be no nighttime in the Holy City! Yes, it's in the same Bible that we all read. Revelation 21:23 "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light thereof."

In the very first chapter of the Bible we read "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light." 
Let's read on! "And the evening and the morning were the first day." Do you get that? After daytime of about twelve hours, evening time came, still part of day one, then  came the next day IN THE MORNING!.

When did this happen, in the evening time? Is there light at night? Read on..."And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. " So called the light DAY! So when GOD said "Let there be light" it became day! It was dawn!  It should be noted here that the day is never called darkness by God, only by pagan man!  God is light, there is no darkness in Him, the darkness of the 24 hour day represents EVIL- Satan's Time.  Read Luke 22:52   "Then Jesus told the high priests, the Temple police, and the elders, who had come for him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs as if I were a bandit? 53 While I was with you day after day in the Temple, you didn’t lay a hand on me. But this is your hour, when darkness reigns!”  Darkness represents evil!

Let's examine the first week:

Darkness over the earth........... This may have been millions of years. There was an earth BEFORE our present day earth that was ruled by Lucifer (under God) and then destroyed by God when Lucifer became Satan. Look at any good Bible commentary and you will see that in Gen 1;2 "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep."  That the word "was" (formless and void) can be translated BECAME! This is important. There is a big difference between was and became! Why does the bible commentators put this in? The reason is that they understand the significance of Jeremiah 45:18. Notice Isaiah 45:18. "Thus saith the Eternal that created the heavens, God himself that formed the earth and made it, He hath established it, He created it not in vain." "In vain" is an incorrect translation. In your Bible, if you have the marginal references, you will find in the margin the proper translation "waste."The original Hebrew word there is TOHU. This Hebrew word is the identical word used in Gen. 1:2, meaning confusion, or emptiness. or waste - a result of disorder, a result of violation of law. In Isaiah 45:18 we have the plain statement that God created the earth not "toho," that is, not in confusion, not in disorder. But in Genesis 1:2, the earth was, or the earth BECAME - as it ought to he translated - chaotic and in confusion.

The next issue. How long did the rain fall during Noah's flood?
How long did Moses stay on Mt Sinai receiving the Ten Commandments?


How long was Jonah in the belly of the fish, or Jesus in the tomb?

Answers:
40 days and nights
40 days and nights
3 days and 3 nights, and 3 days and 3 nights.

Question for you Sabbath Keeping Churches...

So the question is why wasn't these time above rendered as 40 nights and days or 3 nights and days? Jesus was truly in the ground for 3 nights and days, but he used the term DAY and NIGHT! Think about that....

In Leviticus 22:29-30: "When you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord ... it shall be eaten on the same day, you shall leave none of it until morning." The insistence of the eating of the sacrifice "on the same day" before the arrival of the "morning," implies that the next morning marked the beginning of the next day. This suggests that the day began in the morning, because, as Roland de Vaux points out, "had the day begun in the evening the wording would have ordered the meat to be eaten before the evening."

The Law says:"But if the sacrifice of his offering is a votive offering or a freewill offering it shall be eaten on the day he offers sacrifice, and on the morrow what remains of it shall be eaten" (Lev 7:16). In this case the flesh of the sacrifice could be eaten both on the day of the sacrifice and "on the morrow." By virtue of the parallelism with the preceding law, the "morrow" must begin in the morning.

Quote below From: THE RECKONING OF THE DAY IN BIBLE TIMES

Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. D., Andrews University

"A second type of evidence supporting the sunrise reckoning seems implied also in the Passover legislation of Exodus 12. The law prescribes that the Paschal lamb must be slaughtered on the "fourteenth day of this month ... in the evening" (v. 6) and must be eaten "that night" (v. 8) with "unleavened bread and bitter herbs" (v. 8), leaving none of it "until the morning" (v. 10). Later in the same chapter the night during which the Passover lamb was eaten with unleavened bread is explicitly designated as "the fourteenth day of the month" (v. 18).

"What this means is that in Exodus 12 both the slaying of the Passover lamb, which took place "between the two evenings" (Ex 12:6— that is to say, as Josephus explains, between three and five o'clock in the afternoon),18 and the eating of the lamb with unleavened bread, which took place on the following night, are placed on the same fourteenth day of the month.

"This time reference cannot be harmonized with the sunset reckoning, according to which the night following the sacrifice of the Passover was not the 14th but the 15th day of Nisan. In fact, in several passages which reflect the sunset reckoning, the beginning of the feast of unleavened bread is explicitly placed "on the fifteenth day" (Lev 23:5; Num 28:16).

"According to the sunrise reckoning, however, both the slaying of the lamb and the eating of it with unleavened bread would take place on the 14th day, because the night following the slaying of the lamb would still be the 14th day until sunrise. This method, then, seems to be implied in Exodus 12, because, speaking of "the fourteenth day of the month" it explicitly says: "And you shall observe the feast of unleavened bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt" (v.17; cf. vv. 18, 42, 51).

"Jacob Z. Lauterbach rightly observes that "if they came out at night, that is the night following the fourteenth day, and it is said on the very same day, that is on the fourteenth day, they were brought out, it clearly indicates that the night following the fourteenth day is still part of that day."19

"The foregoing considerations suggest that in Exodus 12 the sunrise reckoning is used, since the events of the night following the slaying of the Passover Lamb, namely, the eating of the lamb with unleavened bread and the departure from Egypt, are both placed on the same 14th day. Elsewhere these events are explicitly placed "on the fifteenth day of the first month" (Num 33:3; cf. 28:17; Lev 23:5), thus indicating the use of the sunset reckoning.

"The sunrise reckoning of the Passover found in Exodus 12 seems reflected also in Mark 14:12 (cf. Matt 26:16) where the slaying of the Passover lamb and the feast of Unleavened Bread are both placed on the same day: "On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb" (v. 12). This statement suggests a sunrise reckoning, according to which, as Jack Finegan explains, "the day when the Passover lamb was slain and the day when the unleavened bread was eaten were indeed the same day, as Mark 14:12 states."20"


The Bible says the day starts in the morning!

Each day, at dawn, the world experiences the same beginning as it did on day six of creation. Dawn breaks, the birds sing and the day progresses until evening, when most work for the day is accomplished. Then evening comes, and nighttime, followed at sunrise by a new day. Isn't that how your biological clock works? Does your body recognize midnight as a new day, or 6 PM? NO! You wake up refreshed for a new day in the morning!

In Matt. 26, We see proof that the Day of Passover starts BEFORE evening comes but is observed at Evening. Matt. 26:17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? (Notice it was already Passover Day 14th) Before the Last Supper!!!)

:18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
:19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
:20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.

The day symbolizes YOUR LIFE!

At sunrise, the day begins, which symbolizes your birth. As morning progresses, the earth warms and gets ready for the sun to work its way across the sky. We say, "the day is young." In the morning, we look at the day ahead as a long time, just as we look at our life when we are teenagers or younger. As we age, the fear of death begins to creep in, as in the afternoon, the hint of nighttime fills the air. The birds start gathering for night, the day is now at its warmest and things begin to slow down, just as our bodies do. The twilight of our lives, represent the twilight of the day. At sunset, the day is old, and so are we in our mortal physical life. Evening comes and the day dies... In our evening we die too.  We sleep that night until DAWN, just as when we die, we sleep in our graves until the LIGHT OF GOD awakes us from our death. For us a new day- our first day of immortal life! 

Each 24 hour day, God reenacts the same symbolic signs of our entire life to remind us not to fear the BIG SLEEP but to understand that when we awake, our immortal new life begins!

As John says, "Come Jesus..."


ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION --IMAGE OF THE BEAST

ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION

--IMAGE OF THE BEAST = STATUE

Copyright © 2020 by Michael H. Exton — All Rights Reserved

To learn even more about the abomination of desolation (as well as other important Bible topics) please visit my website at:  www.TheBibleComesAlive.com

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Abomination of Desolation — In several places in the Bible we are told about an “abomination of desolation” that will be placed in the temple (at Jerusalem) 1290 days before Christ’s return (Daniel 12:11). This “abomination of desolation” will be a statue of the Antichrist (the “IMAGE OF THE BEAST”) that is described in Revelation 13:14-15.

Amazingly, this statue will be able to speak (as Satan will empower the BEAST). And the BEAST will put anyone who refuses to worship it to death. (Revelation 13:4, 13:15) But God sternly warns us not to worship the BEAST or his image! And God’s punishment will be much worse! (Revelation 14:9-11)

Ezekiel 8 — [Abominable idols, including an image of jealousy at the temple.]

Revelation 13:14-15 — And he [the other beast—the false prophet] deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast [the Antichrist], telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image [statue] to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. He was granted power to give breadth to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

Revelation 13:14-15 — NLT — And with all the miracles he was allowed to perform on behalf of the first beast, he deceived all the people who belong to this world. He ordered the people of the world to make a great STATUE of the first beast, who was fatally wounded and then came back to life. He was permitted to give life to this statue so that it could speak. Then the STATUE commanded that anyone refusing to worship it must die.

Revelation 14:9-11 — Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

Matthew 24:15 — Therefore when you see the “abomination of desolation,” spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place [temple] (whoever reads, let him understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. (See also Mark 13:14)

Daniel 9:27 — Then he [the beast] shall confirm a covenant [or treaty] with many for one week [= 7 Days = 7 Years = The last 7 years leading up to the return of Christ = the 70th week of the seventy-weeks prophecy]; but in the middle of the week [= in the middle of this 7-year agreement = 3.5 years after the agreement is made] he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. [Implying that this 7-year agreement includes allowing the Jews to once again sacrifice animals in Jerusalem.]

Daniel 11:31 — ...then they [the beast power] shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there [in the temple] the abomination of desolation.

Daniel 12:11 — And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be 1,290 days [until Christ’s return].

Daniel 8:13-14 — ... “How long will the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices and the transgress of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?” And he [God] said to me [Daniel], “For 2300 days (literally evening-mornings) [=1150 days after the sacrifices are stopped and the abomination of desolation is set up—that’s 140 days before Christ’s return]; then the sanctuary [the temple] shall be cleansed.”

 

Postscript by Bob Barney:

I think one should understand the end times, what will occur and where!  We know from the Bible (Daniel) that there would be only 4 "Beast" empires during the reign of man.. The four beasts: a lion (Babylonian Empire), a bear (Medo-Persian Empire), a leopard (Greco-Macedonian Empire) and a fourth beast described as “terrible” and unlike the other three (Daniel 7:1-7), is Rome.

Yes, Rome would be the last beastly kingdom on earth, when Christ returns.  How can this be? Wasn't Rome destroyed 1400 years ago?   The simple answer is NO!  Rome has risen over the past 2,000 years six times. The USA and Britain are prophesied to be destroyed by this European Empire yet to come.  Don't be fooled by those who think America is the beast, or that Trump is, or the Clinton's.  Don't be fooled by those claiming there will be a one world government, because the Bible plainly shows that is untrue!  In the End Times, THREE world empires exist: ROME (King of the North) -- The United Muslim Empire (King of the South) and a 200 million man army from the East (China? Japan?). 


UPDATE: Crisis in the Suez Canal: Mega-ship wedged across waterway - Could cause GLOBAL shortages

Note: Just think if terrorist did this to LA Harbor, Norfolk, Panama Canal... A Few super Ships could cause a world collapse, famine and END TIMES!

Suez Canal blocked as cargo ship Ever Given runs aground

Workers racing against time to unblock the Suez Canal, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, say they have partially refloated a huge cargo ship that got stuck across the waterway on Tuesday morning. It means the vessel - named Ever Given and owned by Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen - could be manoeuvered to allow other vessels past and relieve a logjam that is blocking 30 per cent of the world's sea trade. Images from the scene reveal the scale of the challenge, with diggers - dwarfed by the vessel - attempting to dig out its trapped bow with tugboats trying to free its stern. The jam is so big it can be seen by passing satellites, while tracking data reveals the extent of the traffic jam it is causing. It is not yet clear how long it will take to clear the backlog of ships - thought to stand at 100 - or how long it will take to fully free the stricken vessel which is threatening to cause 'catastrophic delays' to global supplies of food, fuel and medicines.


Woman left with 'serious injuries' after drag racer climbs the guardrail, splits in half and smashes into fans in North Carolina

A woman was was left with multiple injuries to her arm and hand after a drag racer climbed the guardrail, split in half, and smashes into spectators in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. 

The crash left Amber Garner, 22, with a crushed knuckle, an open wound, and her arm was broken in four places.

She was immediately taken to hospital where she is expected to undergo multiple surgeries. 

Amber Garner (pictured), 22, was left with multiple injuries to her arm and hand after a drag racer climbed the guardrail, split in half, and smashes into spectators in Wilkesboro, North Carolina

As of Saturday, local media reported Garner would need at least two operations to repair damage caused by the crash.  

 

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Grounded Suez Canal mega-ship is blocking shipments worth $9.5BILLION per day

Suez Canal: Grounded ship could be stuck for weeks, rescue chief admits

Note: Just think if terrorist did this to LA Harbor, Norfolk, Panama Canal... A Few super Ships could cause a world collapse, famine and END TIMES!

At least 150 ships carrying cargo worth an estimated $29billion are now caught up in the logjam caused after container vessel Ever Given ran around in the Suez Canal on Tuesday, where it remains stuck. For every day the ship remains stranded another $9.5billion-worth of cargo is added to the traffic jam threatening 'absolutely enormous' consequences for global trade, experts have warned. The effect was immediately felt Wednesday as oil prices reversed months of sometimes-record losses to post a gain of 6 per cent as news of the blockage broke. The true cost of the disaster is likely to be far higher still, as firms across the globe lose money on the back of delayed shipments. Adding misery to misfortune, the CEO of a Dutch salvage company drafted in to help rescue the Ever Given warned today that it could be stuck for 'weeks', saying workers may have to resort to removing containers piled some 100ft high on the ship's deck to reduce its weight if attempt to dig it free fail.


HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-12  2021 

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HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Week-12
March 21-27  2021 
 
News Stories from Across The World:
Thursday-Friday:
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Tuesday:
Sunday and Monday:
 
 
 
 

5 false gods destroying America

(POLITICROSSING.COM) -- What if our problem isn’t political, but moral?

1.if my peopleAs I look at America, a moral shell of what it once was, filled with men and women who have lost their way, have very little understanding of truth, and who seem endlessly led astray to the point where they know not where they are or where they going, I realize that Americans have been lured away by vanities. Vanities in the dictionary is defined as being worthless, pointless or futile. When they should be focused on serious issues that face our nation, most Americans can’t be bothered as they are currently distracted.

I see Americans consumed with these things. They have become gods to the American people, so much so that when confronted with a decision to stand on principle or pursue their vanities, most Americans choose their meaningless pursuits.

Here are five vanities that people pursue and have allowed to take over their lives. I would first point out that none of these things are evil in their own right, but when placed at a level in someone’s life that it is more important than standing on principle, things have gone awry. Consider them with me, and the value that we Americans have placed on them.

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When America was truly a Super Power

Buy Bob Barney

From a year ago!   How things have so quickly changed with a stolen election

1During this latest "crisis" the one thing that the coronavirus has proved to us is that America is no longer a super power. We manufacture very little in this country, as we are finding out in this latest coronavirus episode.  A super power is not a consuming country, but rather a manufacturing country.  This what America was in 1942.  We manufactured for the entire world, we didn't need to import anything.  Today America is a paper tiger, a weak dependent nation - dependant on other nations. God predicted this to Moses about us.  

Yes, it's true,  we can nuke every enemy we have, and that is a deterrent, but in a widespread tactical war against true powers like Russia (someday Germany and Japan again), and China, we would quickly find out how weak we really are.  Superpowers control their destinies. Superpowers make everything they need to go to war, Superpowers do not need trading with enemies to build it's war machine.  Japan, Germany in 1940 saw just what happens when one goes to war without there own natural resources! They lost, and in such a war today, we will as well!  We are as weak today, as Churchill and England were in 1939!   Read these stats:

During the 3-1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 and ended with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, "We the People of the U.S.A." produced the following:
            22 aircraft carriers
              8 battleships
            48 cruisers
          349 destroyers
          420 destroyer escorts
          203 submarines
            34 million tons of merchant ships
   100,000 fighter aircraft
     98,000 bombers
     24,000 transport aircraft
     58,000 training aircraft
     93,000 tanks
   257,000 artillery pieces
   105,000 mortars
3,000,000 machine guns and
2,500,000 military trucks
 
We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and, ultimately, conquered Japan and Germany.
 
It's worth noting that this all took place in less than half the time the Obama Administration was in place.   With more than twice this amount of time, the Obama Administration couldn't even build a healthcare web site that worked!!!
 
To his credit, Trump has been trying to reverse this, but still at this time, three years into his term, America is still a consuming economy- depending on everyone else in the world to literally survive...    This is what Donald Trump is trying to do for us- MAKE US A TRUE SUPER POWER AGAIN!   It's time America wakes up and supports his efforts to make America Great Again!
 
It’s amazing what America did in those days, let's makes us like this again!

The Plain Truth about Easter

It's that time of the year again!

The Plain Truth About EASTER

By Herbert W. Armstrong (1892-1986) 1957, 1973 edition

Easter

The Resurrection was not on Easter Sunday! Easter is not a Christian name, but the title of the idolatrous "queen of heaven." Here's an explanation of the true origin and meaning of Lent, Easter eggs, and sunrise services!

WHY DO you believe the things you believe, do the things you do? The chances are you never stopped to ask yourself that question. You have been taught since childhood to accept Easter as the chief of the Christian holidays. You have supposed it is part of the true Christian religion to observe Lent, "Holy Week," "Good Friday," to buy hot cross buns at the bakery, to have colored Easter eggs, to dress up and go to church Easter Sunday -- perhaps to attend an Easter sunrise service! Because of the "sheep" instinct in humans, most of us believe a lot of things that are not true. Most of us do a lot of things that are wrong, supposing these things to be right, or even sacred!

Ishtar the Pagan Goddess

What is the meaning of the name "Easter"? You have been led to suppose the word means "resurrection of Christ." For 1600 years the Western world has been taught that Christ rose from the dead on Sunday morning. But that is merely one of the fables the Apostle Paul warned readers of the New Testament to expect. The resurrection did not occur on Sunday! (For the astonishing proof setting forth the exact time of the resurrection, write for our free booklet "The Resurrection Was Not on Sunday.") The name "Easter," which is marry the slightly changed English spelling of the name of the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian goddess Ishtar, comes to us from old Teutonic mythology where it is known as Ostern. The Phoenician name of this goddess was Astarte, consort of Baal, the sun god, whose worship is denounced by the Almighty in the Bible as the most abominable of all pagan idolatry. Look up the word "Easter" in Webster's dictionary. You will find it clearly reveals the pagan origin of the name. In the large five-volume Hastings Dictionary of the Bible, only six brief lines are given to the name "Easter," because it occurs only once in the Bible -- and that only in the Authorized King James translation. Says Hastings: "Easter, used in Authorized Version as the translation of 'Pascha' in Acts 12:4, 'Intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.' Revised Standard Version has substituted correctly 'the Passover.'"

Apostles Observed Passover

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Less Than a Year After United Auto Workers Union Endorsed Biden, It Gets the First Nasty Surprise of His Presidency

I am happy as hell these union asses got screwed - Hope more Biden supporters all get the same thing! Hope they all find the unemployment line- they deserve it!
 

The Sovietization of the American Press

I collect Soviet newspapers. Years ago, I used to travel to Moscow’s Izmailovsky flea market every few weeks, hooking up with a dealer who crisscrossed the country digging up front pages from the Cold War era. I have Izvestia’s celebration of Gagarin’s flight, a Pravda account of a 1938 show trial, even an ancient copy of Ogonyek with Trotsky on the cover that someone must have taken a risk to keep. These relics, with dramatic block fonts and red highlights, are cool pieces of history. Not so cool: the writing! Soviet newspapers were wrought with such anvil shamelessness that it’s difficult to imagine anyone ever read them without laughing. A good Soviet could write almost any Pravda headline in advance. What else but “A Mighty Demonstration of the Union of the Party and the People” fit the day after Supreme Soviet elections? What news could come from the Spanish civil war but “Success of the Republican Fleet?” Who could earn an obit headline but a “Faithful Son of the Party”?

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Today is the REAL New Years's Day- What you need to know.

By Bob Barney

New year

Exodus 12:2 "This month is to be the first month of the year for you. 

 I often mention that God's calendar is NOT like any other calendar on earth today.  It is not the Roman calendar that we follow, or the equally pagan Jewish calendar that many churches believe is the calendar of God.  To read more about God's Calendar click here .  There is a mistake that those who follow a Jewish calendar has made, and that refers to the word for new moon.  That is a mistranslation, as the proper rendering should be NEW MONTH, as I did in The Plain Truth's Red Letter Bible.

When Roman Emperor Julius Caesar declared January 1 as the world’s New Year’s day based on a pagan god named Janus, from which we get our month January. Specifically, Janus was two-faced, a fitting metaphor of the flip-flopping that marked New Year’s day through the centuries.    The emperor thought his deity would be the suitable portal to the new year, as one of his faces looked forward to a new year, the other backward. That’s the sanitized version of New Years. The messy and convoluted history of the January 1 New Year’s observance reveals chronological confusion amid political intrigue, race hatred, and fuzzy math—all in an attempt to improve upon the Biblical calendar as inspired by our Creator.

The Bible however makes it clear that the New Year starts at sunrise in the spring, and is the month that Passover must fall.  “The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, “This month is to be for you the first month, the first
month of your year. Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household” (Ex. 12:1-3).

Notice the Lord tells Moses that the month of Passover (Nisan) is to be “the first month of your year.” The passage is so clear that no one debates what is being said.

In God's real calendar, not the one followed by Jews and many seventh day observers, a New Month is NOT necessarily and most likely does not occur on a "New Moon."  It falls on a solar event, namely the equinox in the spring.

The Hebrew word 'chodesh', which is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance simply means "new" or to "rebuild." Chodesh does not mean "new moon". It means 'new' with an implication that a month is about to begin again.

Originally, when the earth had a perfect 360 day rotation around the sun, and the moon's journey around the earth was exactly 30 days (today it is 29.5 days), new moons where on the new months. The calendar was in balance. However, probably after the flood, the weight of water slowed the earth rotational spin (this is NOT mentioned in the Bible) to 365.25 days a year and the moon's rotation to the present one of 29.5 days.

Calendar.1

The ancients noticed that the months were no longer 30 days and the years were not 360 days, but now over 365. A calendar needed to be made to reflect this. Egypt made the first perfect calendar, one Moses was very familiar with, which had 12 - 30 day months and then 5 days at the end of the year that did not count. This is also seen in Enoch's calendar (see illustration on left).God's calendar was like the Egyptian one except that year no longer started on the first day of summer, but on the first day of spring. Springtime is the birth of the new year in nature, as morning is the start of the day as well. The term for new moon became "new month" as the new moons and new months no longer matched up. This is not hard to conceive as the English word for month comes from moon! Yet our months have nothing to do with new moons! The same applies to God's calendar.

This marks the last month in God's calendar, and unlike what we do today, although the month is still only 30 days long, there will be 6 extra days left over at the end of this month that just don't count!   Why?

The answer is that the world used to have a rotation of only 360 days, and not the 365 1/4 days that is present today.  The earth's rotation around the sun has slowed down, and to fix this error each year at the end of the 12th month, extra days are added before the 1st month of the year starts.  The 1st month starts on the Spring equinox, and the calendar must stay in perfect harmony.   The extra "no days" was the simple answer. The Egyptians did the same thing!

Can you prove this biblically?   NO, but you can prove that the year is only 360 days long!  Read Revelation for the answer...

A lot of people wonder about the 42 months spoken of in the book of Revelation (11:2; 13:5).   Chapters 11-13 of Revelation contain five references to various periods of time, which I will quote in the order of their appearance in the inspired text. “But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months” (11:2). “And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth” (11:3). “And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days” (12:6). “And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent” (12:14). “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months” (13:5).

You will notice that in these three chapters, we have the following three temporal terms: 1,260 days, mentioned twice (11:3; 12:6); 42 months, also mentioned twice (11:2; 13:5); a time, times and half a time, mentioned once (12:14).

Let us look carefully at these three temporal periods. First, if we reckon that there are 30 days in a month, how many days are there in 42 months? The answer is 1,260 days! Second, 42 months are how many years? Since there are 12 months in a year, 42 months are 3 ½ years, which is the equivalent of “a time [1], and times [2], and half a time [½]” (12:14), for 1 + 2 + ½ = 3 ½. Thus these three time periods are the same! The 1,260 days are equivalent to 42 months, which are equivalent to 3 ½ years or times.

Is there any indication in Revelation 11-13 that these three time periods are the same and coextensive? Yes. First, in Revelation 11, the 42 months are mentioned in verse 2 and the very next verse refers to the 1,260 days (3). Second, in Revelation 12, the woman or church in her place in the wilderness is fed for 1,260 days (6) and, in a parallel statement, we are informed that the woman in her place in the wilderness is “nourished for a time, and times, and half at time,” that is, 3 ½ times or 3 ½ years (14).

In Revelation 12, the woman brings forth a male who is to rule the nations, Jesus Christ, who ascends to His throne in heaven (5). What happens the woman upon Christ’s ascension to, and reign from, heaven? “And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days” (6). Thus the 1,260 days start upon Christ’s ascension and session at God’s right hand.

Moreover, with Christ’s ascension to His throne, Satan is cast out of heaven (9-10, 13) and persecutes the woman for 3 ½ times or years (13-14). Clearly, the 1,260 days and the 3 ½ years or times start at the same time, namely, with Christ’s enthronement in heaven.

So, if you believe the Bible, God's calendar is plain.  It is comprised of 12--30day months, or 360 days!  Obviously, 5 1/4 days are NOT COUNTED in this calendar!

Happy NEW YEAR!


It's the New Month, and THE NEW YEAR.

By Bob Barney

NewYear

Tomorrow is the Start of the first month of the Year and a countdown to Passover

 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt,  "This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year"

 I often mention that God's calendar is NOT like any other calendar on earth today.  It is not the Roman calendar that we follow, or the equally pagan Jewish calendar that many churches believe is the calendar of God.  To read more about God's Calendar click here .  There is a mistake that those who follow a Jewish calendar has made, and that refers to the word for new moon.  That is a mistranslation, as the proper rendering should be NEW MONTH, as I did in The Plain Truth's Red Letter Bible.

The Hebrew word 'chodesh', which is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance simply means "new" or to "rebuild." Chodesh does not mean "new moon". It means 'new' with an implication that a month is about to begin again.

Originally, when the earth had a perfect 360 day rotation around the sun, and the moon's journey around the earth was exactly 30 days (today it is 29.5 days), new moons where on the new months. The calendar was in balance. However, probably after the flood, the weight of water slowed the earth rotational spin (this is NOT mentioned in the Bible) to 365.25 days a year and the moon's rotation to the present one of 29.5 days.

Calendar.1

The ancients noticed that the months were no longer 30 days and the years were not 360 days, but now over 365. A calendar needed to be made to reflect this. Egypt made the first perfect calendar, one Moses was very familiar with, which had 12 - 30 day months and then 5 days at the end of the year that did not count. This is also seen in Enoch's calendar (see illustration on left).God's calendar was like the Egyptian one except that year no longer started on the first day of summer, but on the first day of spring. Springtime is the birth of the new year in nature, as morning is the start of the day as well. The term for new moon became "new month" as the new moons and new months no longer matched up. This is not hard to conceive as the English word for month comes from moon! Yet our months have nothing to do with new moons! The same applies to God's calendar.

Evidence of God’s calendar beginning in the Spring is found in the Roman calendar itself and is actually hidden in plain sight.  The Roman calendar has most of its months named after pagan gods or Roman emperors; for example: January honors Janus, the god of beginnings/endings and gateways, and August honors Caesar Augustus). However, only the first 8 months are named this way (January to August).  The last 4 months do not have specific names, but just generic names signifying what the number of month it is: September = 7th month; October = 8th month; November = 9th month; December = 10th month.  When we count backwards from the 7th month of September to when the 1st month must be, we find that it is in March – the Spring.  The existence of the numbered months still in today’s Roman calendar is a leftover from God’s calendar which begins in the Spring.  In the Bible, just as only the 7th day of the week is named while all others are numbered, the only month that is named is the 1st month while all others are numbered (note that the modern Hebrew calendar names the months based from their Babylonian captivity).  So we can clearly see that the first calendar – God’s calendar, began in the Spring and was overlaid with the Roman calendar which began in January, the middle of winter. (source)

God declares that the month of the Abib is the first month of the year, occurring on March 20th.  The month of the Abib sets the course of God’s sacred calendar with the beginning of His holy feast days which are special appointed times for the children of God to observe.  These holy feast days outline the salvation plan of God with the Messiah Yeshua/Jesus as the central focus in all of them.  Abib is when we observe Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread

Happy NEW MONTH & NEW YEAR!