Federal court demands they disclose identity of confidential source
True the Vote's investigation of alleged ballot harvesting in the 2020 election board in featured in the film "2000 Mules" along with board member and investigator Gregg Phillips and founder Catherine Engelbrecht.
U.S. Marshals in Houston, Texas, on Monday arrested True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht and board member Gregg Phillips for contempt of court in a defamation case against them after they refused a federal judge's order to release the name of a confidential source.
The civil lawsuit was filed in September by Eugene Yu, the CEO of the Michigan-based, election software company Konnech. Yu alleges True the Vote made baseless and racist accusations that forced him and his family to flee their home in fear for their lives and damaged his company's business.
The defamation suit has continued, nevertheless, and the jailing of Engelbrecht and Phillips came after a hearing Thursday in which federal Judge Kenneth Hoyt, a Ronald Reagan appointee, found them in contempt of court for refusing to hand over the name and contact information of a key source who was at a Dallas hotel meeting in January 2021. True the Vote says that at that meeting it received evidence Konnech was improperly storing the personal data of U.S. poll workers on servers in China.
In another "Why we do what we do series" article, we will examine Halloween and why this day is not as innocent as most of us believe.
By Bob Barney
"Trick or treat," is something we have all heard before, haven't we? Just in case you are not aware, notonly is Halloween pagan to thecore but it also is a study in DemocraticPartypropagandaandeducation! "Trick or treat," simplymeans, 'I want you togive me somethingthat I want and better get, or else I will do youharm'.
This is exactly the democrat playbook.
In fact, JesseJackson himself hasmade a fortune "tricking" or "treating" others as well astheRev. Al Sharpton...and of course how can we forgetthe actions of the infamous scam organization named ACORN! I guessmaybetherealreasonthatliberalslovethisholidaymorethanany other one that we celebrate here inAmerica is because it is theclosestholiday that representsthewaytheyruntheirlives; with coercion and threats! To theseliberal, un-American, amoral, immoralandtotallydishonestpoliticiansandcohorts, Halloweenandthe practices of this sinister day actually present the mostexcellenttraininggroundfor tomorrow's liberalterrorists. So,whenyousendyourchildouttonight in ghoulishcostumesrepresentingthedevilandalltheevil in theworldand yourchildpromises to tricksomeone if they don't get "treated", you are sending a message to them even more frighteningthantheholidayitself. Themessage I am referring to is that in order for them to get a freelunch, onemust be willing to practiceterrorism, or at leastthreaten terrorism.
Today's holiday known as Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture and is sometimes regarded as the "Celtic New Year". Traditionally, the celebration was a time used by the ancient Celtic pagans to take inventory of supplies and slaughter livestock for winter stores. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, now known as Halloween, the boundary between the alive and the deceased dissolved, and the dead become dangerous for the living by causing problems such as sickness or damaged crops. The festivals would frequently involve bonfires, into which bones of slaughtered livestock were thrown. Costumes and masks were also worn at the festivals in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or placate them. In pagan times often humans were burned in these bonfires along with cattle and other animals.
In the 1950's and 60's the day was mostly a children's fun day but over the past thirty years, Halloween has become a holiday that is not just for kids anymore. Halloween has fast become the party holiday of adults and parents. It ranks number two behind Christmas in decorations and annual sales within the United States.
The term Halloween is shortened from All Hallows' Even (both "even" and "eve" are abbreviations of "evening", but "Halloween" gets its "n" from "even") as it is the eve of "All Hallows' Day",which is now also known as All Saints' Day. It was a day of religious festivities in various northern European Pagan traditions, until Popes Gregory III and Gregory IV moved the old Christian feast of All Saints' Day from May 13 (which had itself been the date of a pagan holiday, the Feast of the Lemures) to 1st November. In the ninth century, the Church measured the day as starting at sunset, in accordance with the Florentine calendar. Although All Saints' Day are now considered to occur one day after Halloween, the two holidays were, at that time, celebrated on the same day. Liturgically, the Church traditionally celebrated that day as the Vigil of All Saints, and, until 1970, a day of fasting as well. Like other vigils, it was celebrated on the previous day if it fell on a Sunday, although secular celebrations of the holiday remained on the 31st. The Vigil was suppressed in 1955 but was later restored in the post-Vatican II calendar. Therefore, you Protestants out there following the holiday, you are following yet another Catholic holy day that was adopted from paganism and nothing found in the Bible. The same applies to Sunday replacing the Sabbath, by the way. It was the Catholic church, hundreds of years after the first New Testament Pentecost that changed the Saturday Sabbath to Sunday. Catholics have every right to worship on Sunday's, non-Catholics do not!
Unlike other paganized 'Christian' holidays, Halloween has no scriptural basis whatsoever! None, zero, Nada! It is a totally pagan day from start to finish that God condemns us to follow! Satan, the devil who is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), who deceives the whole world (Revelation 12:9), is the author of all these days. Ironically, Satan wears the greatest costume of all, masquerading as an Angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:13-15). Jeremiah 10:2 (King James Version) "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them."
Scripture also records God’s command: "When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone… who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord" (Deuteronomy 18:9–14). The Bible clearly forbids dabbling in witchcraft and the occult and idolatry, but the Israelites ignored these instructions. Israel incurred God’s wrath because its people "practiced witchcraft and soothsaying, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger" (2 Kings 17:17).
America, it is time to wake up. We cannot continue to disobey God and enjoy peace and freedom and prosperity. If we are true to obey God, God will be true to forgive our sins and to bless us before the world! Start reading your Bible! Learn what it is that your God wants you to know. The God who created you wants you to be their friends! Both the Father and the Son are God (John 1) and have invited us into their family!
Halloween is not an innocent and harmless holidayfor us to observeand to enjoy. Eachyearhundreds of childrenareinjuredandmaimed by sickpeoplethatputrazorblades, needles,andpinsinsidecandytreats; and now lacing these confections with deadly fentanyl! How in goodconsciencecanyouallow your children to go to strangers'homesandaccept treatsthattheywilleat? If that is notchildabuse, I don't knowwhat is. It is timethiscountrygetsseriousaboutitslack of moralsanditslack of godliness. Wake up, spend time reading up onthe plethora of informative articles on The Plain Truthandput a stop to the practicing and honoring of thisharmful and paganholiday.
God’s Word also tells us exactly how we should eat if are looking to live a long, healthy life.
By Josh Axe
You know that the Bible is filled ancient wisdom regarding everything from family relationships to business leadership, but you may not have known that God’s Word also tells us exactly how we should eat if are looking to live a long, healthy life. In fact, God promised access to these healing foods as proof of the fulfillment of His promises the Israelites.
Deuteronomy 8:7-8 states, “For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey.”
These foods (and others) are the foods that men and women like Moses and Esther relied upon for health and vitality — and the good news is that all of those foods are still available in today’s modern time. Here are five that you may want to start consuming on a daily basis to reap their powerful health benefits:
Pomegranates are a rich source of key nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin C and folate, and research has shown that pomegranates can help to reduce arthritis and joint inflammation. Additionally, pomegranate seed oil contains punicic acid, an omega-5 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid that appears to inhibit breast cancer cell proliferation. The ruby red seeds and juice of a pomegranate burst with delicious flavor so it’s easy to love and consume this Biblical fruit recommendation.
Olives and Olive Oil
There’s a reason that high-quality olive oil is regularly recommended as part of a healthy, balanced diet: Olive oil is made from the fruit of the olive tree, and research has shown that olive oil, especially extra virgin olive oil, contains antioxidants, inflammatory compounds, and numerous heart-healthy macronutrients.
The Plain Truth was on the factual side of the covid scare. Do a web search on The Plain Truth and COVID hysteria. We warned that everything the media was telling you was a lie. Fox News lied as much as the rest. Doctors lied. Politicians lied, and China was blamed for a pandemic that did not exist. A man made (probably American-made) pandemic at that! Dr Mercola writes:
Do you really understand your risk of dying from COVID-19? According to The Hill,1 a poll taken in mid-August 2020 showed “Americans have a significant misunderstanding of the risk of death from COVID-19 when it comes to different age groups.”
On average, Americans were under the impression that people under the age of 44 made up about 30% of deaths, when the actual figure was less than 3%. At the time, 58% of those polled who were between the ages of 18 and 24 also said they feared “significant health consequences” were they to get infected, when in reality this age group accounted for a mere 0.1% of COVID deaths.
Similar stats were found in April 2021, when the Washington Examiner reported on polls showing “COVID-19 alarmism” had resulted in 18- to 24-year-olds being the “most anxious about resuming normal life — despite being by far the least at risk from COVID-19.”2
At the time, the reported death rate among this group was 0.006%, yet half reported being nervous about interacting socially. Meanwhile, in the highest-risk group, those 55 and older, only 31% were nervous about social interactions; 65% were not.
Has anything changed? Anecdotally, it seems mask wearers these days are primarily young (and seemingly healthy) people, while the majority of older individuals have embraced the freedom to breathe freely again.
Based on a new preprint analysis by professor John Ioannidis, there’s really no reason for anyone to live in fear anymore, regardless of your age, as your risk of dying from COVID is — and always was — minuscule across the board.
Here are the rest of the stats you were lied about:
Ioannidis’ paper,3,4 posted on the preprint server medRxiv October 13, 2022, looked at pre-jab national seroprevalence studies to ascertain the age-stratified infection fatality rate (IFR) of COVID-19 in people between the ages of birth and 69. As noted in the abstract:
“The infection fatality rate (IFR) of COVID-19 among non-elderly people in the absence of vaccination or prior infection is important to estimate accurately, since 94% of the global population is younger than 70 years and 86% is younger than 60 years.
In systematic searches in SeroTracker and PubMed ... we identified 40 eligible national seroprevalence studies covering 38 countries with pre-vaccination seroprevalence data.
For 29 countries (24 high-income, 5 others), publicly available age-stratified COVID-19 death data and age-stratified seroprevalence information were available and were included in the primary analysis.”
Based on these data, the authors came up with the following median IFRs:
Birth to 19 years: 0.0003% = 3 out of 1,000,000 infected were dying
20 to 29 years: 0.003% = 3 out of 100,000 infected were dying
30 to 39 years: 0.011% = 1.1 out of 10,000 infected were dying
40 to 49 years: 0.035% = 3.5 out of 10,000 infected were dying
50 to 59 years: 0.129% = 1.3 out of 1,000 infected were dying
60 to 69 years: 0.501% = 1 out of 200 infected were dying
By Bob Barney: Here are two speeches, of many. Long, sometimes tedious, we have highlighted important aspects of his words, but please take the time to read and understand what this man had to say. His words were from God, he was a prophet, military genius and one of the greatest American of the 20th century. MacArthur also cautioned the young President Kennedy to avoid a U.S. military build-up in Vietnam, pointing out that domestic problems should be given a much greater priority. Kennedy was said to have come out of the more than three-hour meeting 'stunned' and 'enormously impressed'. Unfortunately, the President didn't listen to his warning and 59,000 Americans paid the price. MacArthur and his second wife, Jean Faircloth, spent the last years of their life together in the Penthouse of the Waldorff-Astoria.
After his death Jean continued to live in the Penthouse until her death. The couple are entombed together in downtown Norfolk, Virginia; their burial site is in the rotunda of a memorial building/museum (formerly the Norfolk city hall) dedicated to his memory, and there is a major shopping mall (MacArthur Center) named for him across the street from the memorial. According to the museum, General MacArthur chose to be buried in Norfolk because of his mother's ancestral ties to the city. Today, literally hundreds of millions of people owe their freedom, their way of life, and there prosperity to this great man.
Ironically most of these people do not know it, or even know his name today. He wrote the Constitution of Japan, which forbade that country to ever have a military again. Because of weak leadership from the United States, we are today witnessing Japan rearming themselves, something the General was worried about ever happening again.
Japan's wealth and security is because of this man alone! Many today deride the General, call him a demagogue. He was vain, arrogant and sometimes aloof, but what separates him from those monsters like Hitler who have some of those same attributes is his belief in the true God, and God's divine guidance over him and this nation. He knew it, and trusted it. Once when his staff were dodging bullets, scrambling for safety behind a jeep, they peered out to see MacArthur, standing tall and totally unafraid of the situation.... "Doesn't he think he can get killed? " a staffer asked the other.
The instant reply from his aide in horror, "Goddamn it, of course he does'nt!"
When his wife asked him (after failing to win the nomination for President) "What kind of President will Mr. Eisenhower make?" He replied... "I think a good one! He was the best orderly that ever worked for me!" Today, his prophetic words are haunting now more than ever....
Listen to the general, in his own words. he wrote all of his speeches himself!
Anglican: "There is no word, no hint, in the New Testament about abstaining from work on Sunday.... Into the rest of Sunday [i.e., Sunday as a day of rest and worship] no divine law enters.... The observance of Ash Wednesday or Lent stands on exactly the same footing as the observance of Sunday."
"They [the Catholics] allege the Sabbath changed into Sunday, the Lord's day, contrary to the decalogue, as it appears, neither is there any example more boasted of than the changing of the Sabbath day. Great, they say, is the power and authority of the church, since it dispensed with one of the Ten Commandments." Authored by Philipp Melanchthon with approval byMartin Luther, Augsburg Confession of Faith, Art. 28, Par. 9.
But they err in teaching that Sunday has taken the place of the Old Testament Sabbath and therefore must be kept as the seventh day had to be kept by the children of Israel. In other words, they insist that Sunday is the divinely appointed New Testament Sabbath, and so they endeavor to enforce the Sabbatical observance of Sunday by so-called blue laws.... These churches err in their teaching, for Scripture has in no way ordained the first day of the week in place of the Sabbath. There is simply no law in the New Testament to that effect." John T. Mueller, Sabbath or Sunday?, pp. 15,16.
"It must be confessed that there is no law in the New Testament concerning the first day." Buck's Theological Dictionary.
Baptist: "To me [it] seems unaccountable that Jesus, during three years' intercourse with His disciples, often conversing with them upon the Sabbath question.... never alluded to any transference of the day; also that during forty days of His resurrection life, no such thing was intimated.
"Of course, I quite well know that Sunday did come into use in early Christian history as a religious day, as we learn from the Christian Fathers and other sources. But what a pity that it comes branded with the mark of paganism, and christened with the name of the sun god, when adopted and sanctioned by the papal apostasy, and bequeathed as a sacred legacy to Protestantism!" Dr. Edward T. Hiscox, author of The Baptist Manual (still in print), in a paper read before New York ministers' conference held Nov. 13, 1893.
Catholic: Q. Which is the Sabbath day? A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Q. Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.
God creating the Sun, Moon and Earth, Michelangelo, from the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Bob Barney
One of the key aspects of The Plain Truth website is our statement of belief that God, the God of the Bible, has His unseen hand behind many world events. This doesn’t mean that we believe that everything that happens in the world has God’s fingerprints on it, but we do believe (because the Bible tells us), that many things in the news are attributable to God working out His plan on earth of His eventual return to earth. This very plan of His return is promised to us in the pages of the Bible! So, you can see, this is why are mission is to bring local, national, and world news to you and whenever possible, show everyone how these stories have to do with God.
Most of the readers of this site I am sure, believe in God yet due to the skepticism found in modern thought and the evolution-based contemporary educational system, most of us do not attribute much of what's happening to Him. This is not the case however when we are dealing in our own personal matters, especially when in times of deep trouble, drama, death and despair; most of us go to God in prayer for guidance and salvation. No one would fault someone praying to God to save the life of their child however if a world leader was to ask for a prayer to solve a war, that person would be ridiculed beyond comprehension. It seems that God matters more to us in personal and private matters than He does in the world and on national matters read about in newspapers and/or watched on our TVs every day.
In an earlier article, I mentioned the fact that God does not have that much to do with this modern world. I know that’s a shocking and almost unbelievable statement to make but it’s exactly what the Bible says. According to the bible, the identity of the god of this world is none other than Lucifer, known as Satan the devil. When you read the Bible, it is the exception for only few and extraordinary or lucky people in the past, but God really has had little to do with the daily running of man‘s society.
Long before men existed on Earth, the Bible tells us that there was a world before the world of Adam and Eve. Whenever I go into this subject most people are totally surprised to hear that I do not believe that the earth is 6000 years old as most fundamentalist Christians teach.
Creation of the World
The Bible is very clear that there was a world before the flood, and that God re-created the world that we now live on today. Some of the misunderstanding comes from the translation of the modern English Bible. In Hebrew Genesis chapter 1 verse 1 reads a little different than is translated, and it can be proved. Let's look at, “in the beginning,” as the Bible begins, “God created the heavens and the earth.”That event does not imply that in the very next paragraph immediately following that, the creation of the heavens and the earth. The reason most misunderstand that timeframe is due to a mistranslation of the next verse, or actually the continuation of the first verse. “And the world was formless and void.” That’s how your Bible reads, but as I will show you it is not the right translation. The correct translation is “and the earth became formless and void.” That is a major difference in the meaning of the first verse of Genesis chapter 1. Instead of thinking that God created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was formless and void, implying this happened all at once, the correct rendering of Genesis shows a time frame of the creation of this modern world. How we should understand this scripture actually goes something like this: God thousands, if not millions or billions of years ago created the heavens and the earth, and we know that everything that God creates is created in a perfect state. God is not the author of confusion; God’s creative ability does not create confusion. God created a world that was ruled by an Angel of light named Lucifer, the most beautiful angelic being in all of God’s creation. The Bible tells us that Lucifer was created perfectly until lawlessness was founded in him. Read This link for a total explanation.
God placed Lucifer in command of this world as it’s King before Lucifer fell from glory. We see in some instances elsewhere in the Bible where Lucifer rebelled against God, goes to heaven to God’s own throne, and tries to dispose of God and become God himself. Now there is something else that you have to understand in order to comprehend the word “God” in the Bible. God is a pagan word for the deity of Germanic origin. The original Hebrew word for God was the word Elohim. Elohim is a plural word. The words church, school, family, group, and congregation are all plural words yet implying a singular form. There is the Barney family. The Barney family consists of more than one individual all with the last name “Barney “, just like there is a family called Jehovah or Yahweh, that collectively is known as Elohim or God in English. In the very first chapter of the book of John, we read the actual beginning of time. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; Furthermore, without Him was nothing made that was made……. and the Word was made flesh, and dwelt amongst us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
The Plain Truth about God's Creation is simple
It is plain to see that the God that created the heavens and the earth was more than one being comprised of a God the father and a God the Word. When we read in Genesis “and God said let there be light,” this is what It meant: The WORD who became Jesus Christ said, “let there be light” and God the Father made it happen. The two do in fact work in unison as one and together in the creation of everything; One speaking and the other doing. It’s like your brain thinks and speaks to itself to go buy some food and your body does the actual work. It’s that simple. Click Here for explanation of God's name
Getting back to the point of the creation of the earth, the idea that the earth became formless and void implies that it was at an earlier time in a perfect state. As I will show you, Lucifer was in command of Earth before the earth we live on today was reformed. Lucifer then went to war with the God and lost. He was cast down to earth and was banished from heaven. Lucifer as we see in the book of Job can go to heaven to ask God’s permission to do certain things, but he cannot appear in heaven without approval. At the time of this battle, the entire universe, which was created in perfection, was destroyed in a Star Wars type heavenly battle between God and His angels and Satan and his demons. This is why there are craters on the moon. Scientists try to tell us that these craters were formed from meteors over billions of years, but that is a falsehood. No scientist has seen one crater occur throughout all histories! The reason is that the moon and the stars and the heavens were destroyed in a single moment of time long ago when Satan and his demons waged war against God and his angels to have lost and been cast down to earth until the end of time.
God then destroyed this earlier world with water. After many years, and the Bible does not tell us how long or how many years it was, God re-created both the heavens and the earth, allowing some of the scars to appear in heaven as a sign of this earlier war, and on earth in the form of ancient times before the time of Adam. God then created mankind in their own image. Notice the Bible says that God did not create man in his image, God said “let us create man in our image after our likeness after our own kind.” Unlike the animals that were created in their image after their own kind, thus giving a species of animals that can only mate within their own kind, man was not created after “the mankind.” We were created after the God kind. I understand how impossible those words must seem, but it is what the Bible says. We are God’s children. We look like God, we think, we feel, we sense, and we comprehend like God. The Bible says that God has nostrils, the Bible says that God has ears that God has eyes, and that God has a face like ours, arms like ours and even feet! We are now a little lower than the angels, but we will be greater than angels when we are resurrected from the dead and born again into the Kingdom of God. Born from our mortal bodies into our immortal spiritual bodies into the God family of Yahweh. (1 Cor 15)
Adam's sin made a Messiah necessary
Adam, sinned, and the definition of sin is breaking God’s laws. (1John 3:4) The Devil became the first sinner, yet Adam and Eve became the first human sinners. If Adam did not sin and disobey God’s laws, Adam would have replaced Satan as the King and the ruler of Earth. This is why we read in the New Testament that Jesus is called the second Adam (Romans 5:12). Jesus came the first time as a man and not as God in order to prove to the everyone in heaven and on earth that man can follow God’s laws and live a sinless life. This then qualified Jesus to replace Adam and to replace Satan as king and God of this world upon His return, as King of Kings and Lord of lords. (Romans 5:14 and 1 Cor. 15:45)
When Adam and Eve sinned against God, this first couple decided to hide from God in fear. God walking through the garden, looked for Adam and called out to Adam, and wondered why Adam was hiding from Him. Adam said that they were hiding because they knew they were naked, and then God knew that they had sinned. Since that time, except for certain chosen people, God has not been involved in the world as much as he would have been if man had obeyed Him. Therefore, there were certain people that God called and chose to be his friend, to walk in the presence of the Almighty. Noah, Abraham, David, and every single Christian that choose Christ over this world, are all God’s friend and are watched over daily by the Host of Heaven. There are also people, the entire nation of Israel, the descendants of Jacob, that are also chosen by God and watched over by Him and protected throughout history. The Jews, from the tribe of Judah with some of the tribe of Benjamin and Levi included, know their identity. Unfortunately, the nations of England, France, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, and the United States of America do not realize that they are also Jacob’s children. What has become known as the lost 10 tribes of Israel are these western nations with the British and the Americans mainly being from the tribe of Joseph. (e-mail us for our free article on the identities of all the major nations of the world). You cannot truly understand prophecies of the Bible if you do not know who the nations of the world are as they are identified in your Bible. To understand world events today, one must know who the players are, and they are all mentioned in the Bible. Yes, you can be a Christian, and be saved, for the lack of a better word, and become born-again on the day of resurrection into an immortal life, in the family of God, and never fully understand who anyone is in the world today. In fact, you can live your entire life never understanding world events, the news, and everything going on including maybe your death, and as long as you have the blood of Jesus Christ forgiving your sins, you will be a part of God’s kingdom to come--You have made it! However, when you are being put to death during the tribulation or times leading up to the tribulation, it might be nice to know why and who is responsible for your martyrdom! The purpose of The Plain Truth is to give you that knowledge.
One really has to be an idiot not to believe in God, and an even bigger idiot to believe in God and not understand that God is in control of his people. Therefore, any news agency, be it a newspaper, TV, radio or web site that does not include the hand of God, and the possibility of the hand of God in world events, is doing you no service whatsoever. Fox News, CNN, the New York Times and all other media that do not include God in their news are simply leaving out the most important aspect of the world we live in. We try, whenever possible, to give you the important news, much of which you will not read on any other website or media source, so you can truly understand why these things are happening and that there is a God involved in our lives.
For example, we know that the Middle East is the spot that Christ will return to and save us from ourselves in an event known as the battle of Armageddon. So, whenever we see news from the Middle East, we must keep our eyes on those events in the light and knowledge and understanding of the Bible. We know that the Bible predicts the revival of the fourth beast of Daniel (Daniel 2:40) and that beast is the Holy Roman Empire (Revelation Chapter 13), most likely under the leadership of Germany (Isaiah chapter 8 and Hosea 9:3). We know this because we know the identity of Germany is Assyria.
The End Times
The Bible says that in the end time the beast will be from Assyria. We also know that the end time beast will be a 10-nation revival of the Holy Roman Empire, and since we know that France and the Netherlands are really part of lost Israel, they can never be leaders in this union. Just like in World War II, they will be conquered by the beast, but they will never be the beast.
We also know from the Bible that eventually the entire Arab world will be ruled by an end time beast Antichrist figure called the King of the South in Daniel. The leader of Europe is also Antichrist figure called the King of the North, and he gets his power from a world religious leader that is based in Rome (Rev. 17:9). I’m sorry if I offend, but there really isn’t any other way to understand the prophecies of Revelation and the book of Daniel. I am not alone. Martin Luther, and all of the early Protestant leaders believed the very same thing that I do. Therefore, we can better understand why George Washington, in his famous farewell speech called for America to stay out of European affairs because he understood fully that Europe was a danger to America.
So, friends, any news that does not include God in it is really folly. News that only tells you what happened yesterday and doesn’t tell you why it happened or what will happen tomorrow, doesn’t do you any good. It’s a total waste of your time. It’s much like a farmer that depends on the weather forecasts from the day before and what it is doing in the present, but not understanding what the weather will be like tomorrow! That kind of weather forecasting does you no good, and neither does news without the knowledge of God in it.
“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom” (Matthew 27:50-51).
The Bible says that the moment Jesus died, the veil in the Temple tore down the middle. What significance does this torn veil have for us today and above all, the tearing of the veil at the moment of Jesus' death? This event dramatically symbolized that His sacrifice, the shedding of His own blood, was a sufficient atonement for sins forever. It now signified that the way into the Holy of Holies was open for all people, for all time, both Jew and Gentile.
During the lifetime time of Jesus, the Holy Temple in Jerusalem was the center of Jewish religious life. Here was the place that animal sacrifices were carried out and worship according to the Law of Moses was followed faithfully. Hebrews 9:1-9 tells us that in the Temple a veil separated the Holy of Holies—the earthly dwelling place of God’s presence—from the rest of the Temple where men dwelt. This signified that man was separated from God by sin (Isaiah 59:1-2). Only the High Priest was permitted to pass beyond this veil once each year (Exodus 30:10; Hebrews 9:7), enter into God's presence for all of Israel, and make atonement for their sins (Leviticus 16).
In our second story in the new topic, The Hidden Meaning in Many Songs, Movies and Books, we come to 'Amazing Grace', that so-called "Sunday" gospel classic. The story behind this song is truly amazing indeed.
Many are probably not familiar with the song's history, but the rest of the story behind this tune was that it was written almost two and a half centuries ago in 1772 by an Englishman named John Newton. Knowing the story of John Newton and the journey he went through before writing the hymn will help you to understand the depth of his words and his gratefulness for God's truly amazing grace.
Having lived through a rather unfortunate and troubled childhood (his mother passed away when he was just six years old), Newton spent years fighting against authority, going so far as trying to desert the Royal Navy in his twenties. Later, abandoned by his crew in West Africa, he was forced to be a slave to a slave trader but was eventually rescued. On the return voyage to England, a severe storm hit and almost sank the ship prompting Newton to begin his spiritual conversion as he cried out to God to save them all from the storm.
Ironically, upon his return to England, Newton became a slave ship master, a profession in which he served for several years. Bringing slaves from Africa to England over multiple trips, he admitted to sometimes treating the slaves abhorrently. In 1754, after becoming violently ill on a sea voyage, Newton abandoned the slave trade, and seafaring, altogether, wholeheartedly devoting his life to God's service.
He was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1764 and became quite popular as a preacher and hymn writer, penning some 280 hymns, among them the great "Amazing Grace," which first appeared in the Olney Hymns, printed by Newton and poet/fellow writer William Cowper. It was later set to the popular tune NEW BRITAIN in 1835 by William Walker.
In later years, Newton fought alongside William Wilberforce, leader of the parliamentary campaign to abolish the African slave trade. He described the horrors of the slave trade in a tract he wrote supporting the campaign and lived to see the British Passage of the Slave Trade Act 1807.
And now, we see the lyrics such as these by Newton...
I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind but now I see.
Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come. 'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.
...carry a much deeper meaning than a sinner's mere gratitude. Close to death at various times and blind to the reality of and for others, Newton would most assuredly not have written "Amazing Grace" if not for his tumultuous past. And many of us would then be without these lovely words that so aptly describe our own relationship with Christ and our reliance on God's grace in our lives:
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved. How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed.
Those who have read Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic African American novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, may remember that Tom sings three verses of "Amazing Grace," including one verse not written by Newton which is now traditionally sung as the final verse:
When we've been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, We've no less days to sing God's praise, Then when we first begun.
There is a movie named, "Newton's Grace" that tells the story of the man. It is a very good biographical movie that although a low budget film, will find you truly admiring this man of God.
"JohnNewton, once an infidel and libertine, a servant of slaves in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he had long labored to destroy!" "By the grace of God, I am what I am!" 1 Corinthians 15:10
With reports that Twitter shares are being suspended on the New York Stock Exchange as the purchase by billionaire Elon Musk approaches finalization, the deal appears – finally – to be going through.
It's been months of arguments back and forth over the company, Musk's offer, the company's reporting on the number of "bots" online and more that has left the status uncertain.
But now, Musk is confirming he'll meet a Friday deadline, set by a court, to close the $44 billion deal, and he's even visited company headquarters in San Francisco.
Reuters reported that equity investors, including Sequoia Capital, Binance, Qatar Investment Authority and others, had received the requisite paperwork for the financing commitment from Musk's lawyers.
While Musk has stated his commitment to restoring free speech to the platform – after it for years censored conservatives and Republicans – he said it cannot be a "free-for-all hellscape, where anything could be said without consequence."
Of course the United States already has a fairly clear set of precedents for libel, defamation and the like.
The Daily Mail said Musk also warned advertisers that there must be valuable content.
"Our platform must be warm and welcoming to all," he said, on social media, "where you can choose your desired experience according to your preferences, just as you can choose, for example, to see movies or play video games ranging from all ages to mature."
He said he's confident "advertising... can delight, entertain and inform you," and it can "show you a service or product or medical treatment that you never knew existed, but is right for you."
He said the requirement for that is that advertising be "as relevant as possible" to the needs of platform users.
Transcript of a portion of Garner Ted Armstrong’s sermon “The Culmination of Prophecy” given April 13, 2002.
Garner Ted Armstrong (1986)
I want to go, to give you now, in summary, some things that really will, in a nutshell, show you what to look for in the immediate future; in the months, year or two, just ahead of us now.
1. Look for a charismatic Arab leader who will attempt to bring Arab nations under the one green flag of Islam, who will become the king of the south of prophecy.
2. Look for the creation of a multi-national, all-European army or rapid-deployment force capable of immediately launching an occupation of Palestine. That's already being formed.
3. Look for the intervention of a great false prophet who will give his blessing to the creating of a united Europe and its advance into Palestine.
4. Look for the building of a temple or the erection of a temporary structure and the dedication of a corner stone, and the institution of priests and sacrifices in Jerusalem.
5. Look for some major catastrophe to strike Israel, which will cause either the government to approve the destruction of the Arab mosques, or a coup by the Israeli military to accomplish the same thing.
6. Look for a combined attack of Arab armies against Israel.
7. Watch for skyrocketing energy prices and a global economic meltdown with Japan as well as Europe and the United States plunging into a global great depression.
8. Look for the emergence of dictators and kings to take over chaotic governments mired in depression, civil unrest, race wars, and anarchy.
9. Continue to watch for major attacks against the West from terrorists, possibly using chemical, biological, and even nuclear dirty bomb weapons, attacking water supplies, transportation, nuclear power plants, and major centers of population.
10. Expect in the future major persecution of God's people and attacks against God's work on Earth by a great false church and her sympathizers.
11. Look for this king of the south to push at the beast power of Europe, such as an oil embargo, which would have to result in an immediate military occupation of the Middle East including the sources of oil.
12. Look for the possibility that the invasion of Israel by the beast power is this time in an attempt to save the remaining Jews alive as a peacekeeping gesture rather that to occupy as if an enemy.
13. Watch for increasing earthquakes in diverse places, disease epidemics, and regional wars around the world; China might invade Taiwan, North Korea might invade South Korea, the Philippines or Vietnam or North Korea might invade to each other to try to obtain the Spratley Islands. Look for an increase in heavenly signs such as meteor showers, and comets that might occur.
14. Look for the eventual time when the work of God is going to be put down and out and will be censored and will be unable, anymore, to shout a witness and a warning. That is a scenario of prophecy that is Biblically based, and you can watch for those things all around the world as you have been, I'm sure. So don't cease, and always, when you watch your daily news and see these things happening, see them in the context of what you know Bible prophecy says is sure to happen.
Secretary of State's office says dozens of ballots may be re-issued.
A mail truck engulfed in flames in a Georgia county may have carried midterm absentee ballots up in smoke with it, state officials said this week.
The Baker County Sheriff's Office shared photographs of the enflamed mail truck on its Facebook page on Monday, writing that the fire "claimed the jeep and a lot of U.S. Mail." Jeeps are often used as postal delivery vehicles in rural areas.
"The mail delivery driver was unharmed," the sheriff's office said, adding that the local post office had a manifest of the mail lost to the fire if local residents needed to inquire about a delivery.
At a Tuesday press conference, meanwhile, the Georgia Secretary of State's office said it was working to determine if any, and how many, mail-in ballots may have been lost to the blaze.
“There are 43 outstanding ballots in the county," Interim Deputy Secretary of State Gabriel Sterling told media. "We’re working with USPS to see if they have images of what might have been on that truck, to reissue them."
"Worst comes to worst, we’ll reissue the 43 ballots, or the county will reissue the 43 ballots, and first across the line for those voters will be the ballots that are accepted," Sterling said.
Georgia in the 2022 midterms is electing both a governor, several U.S. representatives, a U.S. senator, and multiple other statewide and local offices.
With a critical midterm election less than two weeks away, America is awash in rhetoric about voter suppression, election integrity, and “threats to democracy.” While those are serious issues, they have been invoked far too often lately by left-wing partisans as attack lines against opponents and to distract from their own political failures. Lost in the political spin and 24-hour cable news programming is a very real and underreported threat to our democracy: allowing noncitizens to vote in U.S. elections.
Noncitizen voting has become a priority agenda item for the anti-borders Left, right up there with blocking wall construction, advocating sanctuary laws, and counting noncitizens in the U.S. census.
The motivation should be obvious by now. A large pool of noncitizens, most of whom have no understanding of America’s founding principles, can be easily swayed to vote a certain way in critical races. At that point, the floodgates can be opened for a slew of radical laws most Americans would not support.
Federal law prohibits noncitizens from voting in federal elections, but there is no such restriction for state or local elections. The activists have sought to exploit this gap as a first step to normalize noncitizen voting.
The effort to push through illegal alien voting is already underway and yielding results in deep-blue jurisdictions. Towns in Vermont, California, and Maryland currently allow noncitizen voting in local elections. The New York City Council had passed a law giving the right to vote in city elections to alien residents of the city who are permitted to work in the United States. A state court later struck down the law in June of this year.
The latest effort is taking place in our nation’s capital. The D.C. City Council passed a measure this month that would only require someone to live in the city for 30 days before registering to vote. The measure still requires a review by Congress and a signature from Mayor Muriel Bowser.
The Christians of Nigeria are being purged in a genocide, according to several NGOs. Every two hours, one Christian there is killed. On Pentecost Sunday, June 5, terrorists stormed the St. Francis Catholic Church in Ondo State, Nigeria and massacred about 50 Christians who were peacefully worshipping their God. Pictured: State officials walk past wounded victims from St. Francis Catholic Church, on June 5, 2022. (Photo by AFP via Getty Images)
The Christians of Nigeria are, in fact, being purged in a genocide, according to several NGOs. Every two hours, one Christian there is killed.
"Heavily armed bandits, many of whom are said to be ethnic Fulanis, are waging their own form of Jihad; killing, abducting and terrorizing worship centers and educational institutions owned by churches as well as impoverished communities in the North and Middle Belt regions." — Vanguardngr.com. June 19, 2022, Nigeria.
The Biden administration's response to the jihadist onslaught against Christians in Nigeria...has been to remove Nigeria from the State Department's list of Countries of Particular Concern: nations that engage in, or tolerate, violations of religious freedom.
"The landlocked Sahel state [Burkina Faso], one of the world's poorest countries, is in the grip of a nearly seven-year-old jihadist insurgency. Thousands of people have died and nearly two million have been driven from their homes." — Guardian.ng, June 28, 2022, Burkina Faso.
"Amoti came to our home very early in the morning and needed to know more of Issa [Jesus], whom she had seen in a dream.... she willingly accepted Jesus for the salvation of her soul..... then together we went to church in Nansana." When she arrived home, her father "...ordered his sons to seize and beat her, then took a sharp knife and pierced her eyes," one of her brothers who had tried to defend her later said. "I want to remove these eyes so that you stop seeing churches forever—even if you die, we are not going to bury you," her Muslim father said. — Morning Star News, June 14, 2022, Uganda.
"After Bashir was ousted from 30 years of power in April 2019, the transitional civilian-military government... outlawed the labeling of any religious group "infidels" and thus effectively rescinded apostasy laws that made leaving Islam punishable by death. With the Oct. 25  coup, Christians in Sudan fear the return of the most repressive and harsh aspects of Islamic law." — Morning Star News, June 20 2022, Sudan.
On June 6, a 15-year-old Christian girl told a court how she was kidnapped and raped by a Muslim accused of abducting and forcibly converting her to Islam and marrying her. — Morning Star News, June 7, 2022, Pakistan.
June 14 report tells the story of Rehmat Masih, a Christian man who, despite there being no evidence, "has been in prison for five months in a new fabricated blasphemy case. He is accused of profaning and desecrating the pages of the Koran, but in reality he allegedly simply refused an offer to change religion.... on January 3, "police arrested Rehmat Masih, accusing him of committing blasphemy and tortured him severely" in an effort to make him admit to desecrating the Koran, an offence punishable by life imprisonment under Section 295-B of the Pakistan Penal Code. On January 19, 2022, a bail application was filed for the defendant, but the judge rejected it. Rehmat has been in prison since, awaiting his trial. — asanews.it, June 14, 2022, Pakistan.
One of the core strengths of the late, great, sorely missed, Rush Limbaugh was his ability and willingness to constantly reground his listeners concerning basic truths. We tend to forget basics in the heat of political battle, usually to the detriment of conservative causes and candidates.
An excellent current example of this has to do with polling. I cannot believe how many conservative pundits, radio/podcast hosts and writers react to polls early in the season with dismay or even panic. “Beto is within three points of Abbot!” “Fetterman up seven over Oz? How can that be?” The answer is: you’re right, it can't be. It isn't true. Please stop getting suckered in.
Every election cycle Rush would re-educate us on how to correctly look at polling. Up until the final four weeks before election day, the goal of mass-market pollsters is not to provide an accurate reflection of public opinion, it is to shape public opinion. They will tweak their selection criteria and questions to produce a result that maximizes liberal engagement and depresses conservatives. Most well-known national polling companies are joined at the hip with the leftist establishment and behave accordingly. Nobody should believe any poll conducted more than a month out. (The only possible exception to this are internal polls paid for by the campaigns themselves.)
But when we get close to election day, that behavior changes. Now the polls produced by the big polling outfits will help define their reputation for accuracy moving forward. No pollster wants to be known as “the one who got it wrong” and so they actually begin to reflect the public's actual position. Every cycle the result is the same: the polls swing toward Republicans as we get closer.
In recent weeks we have seen that realignment happening, right on schedule. We like to think that this represents that the public is moving in the “right” direction. It really means that the pollsters are moving in the direction of basic honesty, because their careers depend on it. The voters have been in the right place all along.
There’s a largely overlooked hacking target that could help those who want to sow doubt about vote tallies in the November midterms: cellular modems that transmit unofficial election-night results.
The modems, which send vote data from precincts to central offices using cellphone networks, help election officials satisfy the public’s demand for rapid results. But putting any networking connection on an election system opens up new ways to attack it that don’t require physical access to machines, and security experts say the risks aren’t worth the rewards.
“You’re counting on a bunch of infrastructure to deliver data back and forth, and it’s well within the capabilities of nation-state hackers to break into that infrastructure,” said Dan Wallach, a Rice University computer science professor who has repeatedly exposed flaws in election equipment.
While tampering with unofficial results wouldn’t actually corrupt an election’s outcome, it could fuel misinformation about both the accuracy of the vote tally and the integrity of the process. That’s a particular concern since the 2020 election, in which then-President Donald Trump seized on large discrepancies between early returns and final vote counts to falsely allege widespread fraud.
At least six states — Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan and Minnesota — use modems to transmit results in a combined 36 counties, according to a POLITICO survey. Rhode Island uses them statewide, and Washington, D.C., uses them citywide. Wisconsin, which the nonprofit election integrity group Verified Voting identified as using modem-equipped devices, did not respond to inquiries about whether its counties use the feature.
While there’ve been no reports of modems being hacked in previous elections, the vulnerabilities are well known, and hackers have the tools to exploit them.
And the mere existence of these modem vulnerabilities could make it easier for Trump allies to disrupt the midterm elections and future contests with more unfounded hacking claims, say some former election officials.
“In the current hyperpolarized atmosphere, modems in voting machines are now not only a potential target for cyberattacks, but, perhaps more importantly, information operations seeking to cast doubt on the legitimacy of U.S. elections,” said David Levine, a former election director for Ada County, Idaho. He’s now a fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy working on elections integrity issues.
tax evasion, using nonpublic info for financial gain and illegally utilizing his alias email' - 634-page watchdog report on contents of Hunter's laptop claims
A report by Marco Polo claims Joe Biden is complicit in tax evasion, violated the Presidential Records Act, and used nonpublic information for financial gain.
President Joe Biden is listed as an 'accomplice' in six alleged white collar crimes in an explosive 634-page report on the contents of Hunter's laptop by a right wing transparency organization, obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.
The incendiary report by nonprofit Marco Polo, a right-wing transparency group, details accusations of 459 crimes allegedly committed by Hunter including prostitution offenses, distribution and possession of drugs, defrauding government agencies, illegal foreign lobbying and money laundering.
The report - published by founder Garrett Ziegler, a 26-year-old former Trump White House aide - claims that Joe is complicit in tax evasion, violations of the Presidential Records Act and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and using nonpublic information from a government job for financial gain. More>>>>>
Former President Donald Trump is blasting his own previous communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin, urging her firing as co-host of ABC's political talk show "The View."
"Alyssa Farah totally misrepresented her true feelings about me and the Trump Administration in order to get her job at ratings disaster CNN, and a seat with the low IQ people at The View," Trump said on Truth Social.
"Look at what she said about me, and that doesn't include the beautiful letter she sent and other statements she made. They should fire her for misrepresentation or fraud. Release the letter, Alyssa!"
Trump included a string of high praise tweets from Farah Griffin in December 2020, as she said it was "an honor of a lifetime to serve in the Trump Administration" for three and a half years.
"I am deeply proud of the incredible things we were able to accomplish to make our country stronger, safer, and more secure," Farah Griffin wrote at the time.
"We delivered historic tax cuts, putting money back in the pockets of hard-working Americans," she added.
Since her departure from the White House, Farah Griffin has become a fierce critic of Trump and his supporters, especially concerning the mayhem at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2001.
She was hired as a CNN contributor and this past summer was named as Meghan McCain's replacement on 'The View."
What is Socialism? Socialism is the liberal name for communism, and it is the most dangerous ideology ever proposed by man. Not one good thing comes from communism as it begets dictators, famines, food shortages and DEATH!
In Daniel 11, speaking about the End Time Beast (the Revised Holy Roman Empire) God predicts that communism will be the antichrist's form of government. Below, I point out what the Bible has to say about the end time Beast of Revelation which will be led by Antichrist. It appears the man mentioned in scripture will tout communism with the full intention of fooling the masses. The end goal will be a dictatorship like that of Mao of China, or Stalin of Russia.
A word of caution for today ~ do not be fooled by liberal socialists for they are the evil doers THAT REALLY WANT YOU DEAD! They will accomplish this through their wars, through their planned famines, and diseases. Let us try to learn from our history and take heed to what our God says in the Bible!
Quotes from Daniel:
Then the king of the North (The Antichrist) will come and build up siege ramps and will capture a fortified city. The forces of the South will be powerless to resist; even their best troops will not have the strength to stand. The invader will do as he pleases; no one will be able to stand against him. He will establish himself in the Beautiful Land and will have the power to destroy it. With deceitful promises, he will make various alliances. He will become strong despite having only a handful of followers.
“With a large army he will stir up his strength and courage against the king of the South (A United States of Islam) . The king of the South will wage war with a large and very powerful army, but he will not be able to stand because of the plots devised against him. Those who eat from the king’s provisions will try to destroy him; his army will be swept away, and many will fall in battle.The two kings, with their hearts bent on evil, will sit at the same table and lie to each other, but to no avail, because an end will still come at the appointed time. The king of the North will return to his own country with great wealth, but his heart will be set against the holy covenant. He will take action against it and then return to his own country.
" Ships of the western coastlands (United States) will oppose him, and he will lose heart. Then he will turn back and vent his fury against the holy covenant. He will return and show favor to those who forsake the holy covenant.
“His army will take over the Temple fortress, pollute the sanctuary, put a stop to the daily sacrifices, and hen they will set up the abomination that causes desolation. The king will do as he pleases, exalting himself and claiming to be greater than every god, even blaspheming the God of gods. He will succeed, but only until the time of wrath is completed. For what has been determined will surely take place. He will have no respect for the gods of his ancestors, or for the god loved by women, or for any other god, for he will boast that he is greater than them all.
38Instead of these, he will worship the god of fortresses—a god his ancestors never knew—and lavish on him gold, silver, precious stones, and expensive gifts. Claiming this foreign god’s help, he will attack the strongest fortresses. He will honor those who submit to him, appointing them to positions of authority and dividing the land among them as their reward. (distribution of wealth - i.e. COMMUNISM)
“The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place. He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all. Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts.
40“At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood.
The largest famine in human history took place in China during 1959-61. Although drought was a contributory factor, this was largely a manmade catastrophe for which communist Mao Zedong bears the greatest responsibility for. We will never know the precise number of casualties, but the best demographic reconstructions indicate about 30 million dead.
The Holodomor, or “murder by starvation”, was a state-engineered famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932–33 which killed an estimated 3.9 million people. Devised by the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, the Holodomor crushed the spirit of the Ukrainian peasantry and ensured it would never again rebel against communist rule on the scale seen in the 1920s & 1930s.
Russian Communism famine.
The Holodomor, or “murder by starvation,” refers to the state-engineered famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932–33, which was accompanied by simultaneous repressions against the Ukrainian cultural elites. The origins of Stalin’s all-encompassing attack on Ukrainians can be traced back to the political and military struggles in Ukraine in 1917–20, when he was involved in determining Bolshevik policies toward Ukraine [the Bolsheviks were a revolutionary party committed to the ideas of Karl Marx, led by leftist revolutionary and politician Vladimir Lenin. The Bolsheviks later became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union].
Stalin was unpleasantly surprised by the strength of Ukrainian patriotism and the emergence of a non-Bolshevik Ukrainian state, which forced the Bolsheviks to create their own puppet Ukrainian republic. Following the Bolshevik victory, it became a constituent part of the Soviet Union under the name of the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet (after 1937, Soviet Socialist) Republic.
Stalin also dreaded the Ukrainian peasantry, whose staunch resistance to Bolshevik rule forced the Soviet state during the 1920s to recognize the importance of Ukrainian culture and delay the violent collectivization of agriculture. When the wholesale collectivization of land and cattle began in 1929, the Ukrainian peasants actively resisted it. In 1930, the police reported 4,098 anti-state actions in the Ukrainian countryside, with the participation of 965,587 peasants. In most cases the peasants beat up the enforcers, took back the grain, and burned office buildings, but the police also classified 15 mass disturbances as “armed rebellions” sometimes involving the murder of Soviet officials and activists.
Because of these factors, in 1932–33, Stalin and his henchmen used starvation to crush the resistance of the Ukrainian peasants. They saw peasant rebelliousness as part of a wider Ukrainian effort to overthrow Soviet rule, which explains the repressions between 1930 and 1934 against Ukrainian cultural figures and those Ukrainian communists who criticized Moscow’s imperialist attitudes. (SOURCE: https://www.biblestudytools.com/nlt/daniel/11.html)
In this next linked piece, The Plain Truth is showing you the proof of God's Hand Behind Today's News! We are highlighting what the liberal socialists of today are intentionally inflicting upon the United States of America and upon the globe. Once again, we extend a word of caution...do not be fooled by liberal socialists...they are EVIL, and they WANT YOU DEAD!
A network television producer who was helping write a book about Joe Biden's disastrous withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan had his home raided back in April and a report now charges he hasn't been seen since.
The Daily Mail identified the producer as James Gordon Meek, 52, and explains that a Rolling Stone source suspected he had "classified" material, part of his work as an investigative journalist.
But still unexplained is his absence, the report said.
ABC News, for whom he worked, explains that he resigned abruptly, and "has not been seen by colleagues since," the Daily Mail confirmed.
That was in April, when the FBI raid was staged, and it was at that time he withdrew from participation in a book he was writing about Biden and Afghanistan.
Eugene Gorokhov, a lawyer for Meek, said he knew nothing about classified material but said if Meek had something, it would have been connected to his investigative reporting.
And he said Meek didn't have any information about claims from "anonymous sources."
The report said if it was allegedly classified material on his computer that triggered the raid, and his subsequent disappearance, there remain many questions, including how the federal government knew about whatever was on his computer.
The FBI hasn't explained its raid on his home, and Meek's attorneys "are being tight-lipped."
Eugene Gorokhov, a lawyer for Meek, said he knew nothing about classified material but said if Meek had something, it would have been connected to his investigative reporting.
And he said Meek didn't have any information about claims from "anonymous sources."
About 3,000 of the approximately 18,000 Protestant pastors in Germany in the 1930s openly supported Adolf Hitler, and about the same number ended up opposing his tyrannical rule.
But it was the vast majority of ministers, about 12,000, who chose to remain silent – arguing it wasn't their place to engage in politics – who enabled the Nazis to "crush the heroic 3,000" who stood up against the dictator, points out Eric Metaxas in his new book "Letter to the American Church."
"That is the nightmare – that they thought it would be safe," Metaxas said in an interview with James Robison on the "LIFE Today" television program.
The pastors, Metaxas said, decided: "We won't take a position. We don't want to be political. We'll just keep our nose down, preach our little stuff on Sunday morning, and when we leave this building, we're going to bow to the authority of the state."
Metaxas contends the American church today mirrors the silence of the German church before the Holocaust.
If church leaders, he said, don't learn the lesson of the 1930s, "we are going down precisely the same path."
"And people say, 'I can't believe it, I can't believe it.' Trust me when I say that the Germans didn't believe that that future was even possible. But it happened, and we are no different than the Germans," he said.
More proof (see My Story below ~ Why I Support Trump) that Trump helped bring the poor and the working middle-class up, while mainstream Republican and Democrat policies really only helped very wealthy people.
President Biden and congressional Democrats’ Build Back Better (BBB) Act is now in the hands of the Senate. That legislative body’s 50-50 partisan split will undoubtedly make the bill’s passage difficult.
In order for BBB to become law, Democratic Senate leadership will need to convince moderates such as Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) that the legislation’s $2.4 trillion price tag can be offset by expanding the IRS and its enforcement efforts while imposing substantial tax reform measures.
Congressional Democrats have argued that one of the best ways to pay for the legislation is to raise taxes on wealthy households, which, according to many on the left, have benefited disproportionately and unfairly from the 2017 tax reform lawpassed by Republicans and signed by former President Trump. The latest data, however, proves that this claim is pure mythology.
Income data published by the IRS clearly show that on average all income brackets benefited substantially from the Republicans’ tax reform law, with the biggest beneficiaries being working and middle-income filers, not the top 1 percent, as so many Democrats have argued.
A careful analysis of the IRS tax data, one that includes the effects of tax credits and other reforms to the tax code, shows that filers with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $15,000 to $50,000 enjoyed an average tax cut of 16 percent to 26 percent in 2018, the first year Republicans’ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect and the most recent year for which data is available.
Filers who earned $50,000 to $100,000 received a tax break of about 15 percent to 17 percent, and those earning $100,000 to $500,000 in adjusted gross income saw their personal income taxes cut by around 11 percent to 13 percent.
By comparison, no income group with an AGI of at least $500,000 received an average tax cut exceeding 9 percent, and the average tax cut for brackets starting at $1 million was less than 6 percent. (For more detailed data, see my table published here.)
That means most middle-income and working-class earners enjoyed a tax cut that was at least double the size of tax cuts received by households earning $1 million or more.
I am proud to say that I am an unabashed Donald Trump supporter and for a very personal and selfish reason...
He brought us out of poverty and made us "rich"!
Like many middle-classed working people, I have spent most of my 67 years of life struggling to make a living for myself and my family. I went through many years of hardship working for low wages and struggling to keep my family from succumbing to a poverty status. It was not an easy thing to do in these times where the “haves” stack the deck against the “have nots”, insuring their own wealth and wellbeing.
To be honest, I did quite well in the 80s with Reagan and with the first Bush but most of the 90s and all of the 2000’s we really struggled! Our paint company barely survived especially between the years of 2011 and 2016. For the self-employed middle class just trying to make a living, the administrations of Bush Sr. and Obama, were a complete disaster. Worse yet, both “King Bush, the lesser” and Barack Obama destroyed the working class in America and especially those living in small town USA who saw their hometowns crushed economically and mentally by trade agreements like NAFTA. Walmart, which used to support American small town manufactures exclusively, switched to Mexico, China, Singapore and other third world nations to buy their cheap goods. The consequences to small town America were numerous. Good paying jobs in the past were replaced by unemployment, shrinking towns and poverty. Drugs became prevalent in these towns and as crime flourished, people left. The town where our manufacturing plant is today has a population of about 800. Seventy years ago, the population was approximately 10,000, and it had a passenger train service, department stores, and a movie house. Today all these businesses are closed. The streets at night are downright dangerous and the town is dying.
In 2009 after realizing that we would not survive selling to distributors as they were making more money than we were, I made the decision that we should go online and try to sell direct to the public. We made a commitment to keep a great product at good prices and have nothing to do with maintaining a traditional relationship with the distribution side of the business anymore; that would just have pushed us to an inferior product we could not stand behind. We birthed tamcopaint.com in 2009 and we also sold our products on eBay which brought us a lot of new customers but at a very costly expense.
By 2016 we were averaging only 3 to $4000 a day in sales. We were not at the poverty level we had been teetering on in 2011, but we weren’t getting very rich either. Basically, it was our family members who had to do every single aspect of the business and those duties ranged from manufacturing to selling and everything in between with only one additional employee.
In 2016 after Donald Trump was elected, that VERY NEXT DAY we did $26,000 in sales! Not only was that eight times what we normally did in a day, but it was the largest day in sales we have had since 2012. The blessing continued as we never were below $15,000 a day for the rest of 2016.
By 2017 we did three times more of the business that we had done in 2015. There is no doubt in my mind that this was because of President Trump's pro-small business policies that were looking out for the small guy. The biggest shift happened for us when he lifted the EPA, which is an agency that had become like a Nazi-like invasion of American's businesses; we found ourselves getting a fair chance for once. Normally because of governmental regulatory agencies like OSHA, EPA, and other government regulations, it is safe to say they probably account for over 30% of our cost of making a product and selling it and that expense is passed on to you, the customer. Under Trump though, this was done away with for four years. And another important point, contrary to what liberals think, we didn’t cause any more environmental pollution then we did before all the regulations were put in place to punish everyone!
In 2018 our sales doubled from 2017 and doubled again in 2019 and doubled again in 2020. Although we have been able to maintain a small growth since 2020 election, the sad truth is that profits have dropped dramatically because our cost are 4 to 5 times what they were under the Trump administration. Now some will say, "oh that was because the cost of product came down under Covid", but I am here to tell you that is total bullshit! The truth is there was no Covid in 2017, there was no Covid in 2018, and there really wasn’t much Covid in 2019. Furthermore, gas was $1.78 a gallon in 2019. Let me show you an example of how we were affected by an insane cost increase: In 2018 I was paying $.50 a pound for most of my Solvents whereas today I pay almost 4 dollars a pound for every solvent. Resins literally doubled and, in many cases, quadrupled! High solids hardener resin went from three dollars a pound to $12 a pound as soon as Biden inflicted his communist polices on us all. So, you can see the drastic difference which happened to all businesses, especially smaller ones that do not have the buying power to negotiate better prices.
Currently and because we grew to a multi-million-dollar business under Trump, this is the only reason we are able to survive the onslaught of small business regulations again under the Democrats. If we were the company that we were in 2015 we would be yet one more victim of this administration and forced to shutter the business that we have worked so hard to create. Today, unlike 2015 I have cash reserves that can get us through any, or I should say almost any catastrophe that can happen. The reality is that I feel sorry for the small business guy out there who is barely making it just as we were in that situation just 10 years ago. Many of these people will be out of business before the 2024 election and many hopes and dreams of small entrepreneurs everywhere will be dashed as they face the cold hard truths of what communism and socialist policies intentionally do to middle class Americans.
Donald Trump made a lot of small struggling businesses and business owners rich, as he did Tammy and me. I am forever grateful for a politician who finally really worked for the little guy and not the big businesses that all the other politicians really work for. All the Democrats, and most of the Republicans, work for big business, big Pharma, big media, or big government. None of those work for you and me...but President Trump did work for you and me!
Over the past few years, I have talked to many people in the paint business or raw material business that were in my situation and shared similar stories of how they became well-off under Trump. Many of our customers did very well under the Trump years and that he helped them have the money to continue to buy from us...they helped us grow as they grew; a win win for everyone. This is what made America strong under Donald Trump. I’m sad to see so many Americans not have the foresight as to where we are today compared to where we were four years ago. Especially those people who owned businesses themselves and are struggling now to stay afloat. It is about time we as Americans support each other and not foreigners and big business.
It’s about time that the Trump Train Syndrome population forego their hang ups about this man and begin to realize how the Trump Presidency was really good for this country.
Sunday’s developments cement Xi as the most powerful leader since Communist Party founder Mao Zedong.
Xi Jinping secured a historic third term as China’s leader on Sunday and filled his inner circle with close allies, achieving after a decade in power complete dominance over the ruling Communist Party.
The party’s Central Committee elected Xi as its general secretary for another five-year period, bringing the country back towards one-man rule after decades of power-sharing among its elite.
“I wish to thank the whole party sincerely for the trust you have placed in us,” Xi told journalists at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People after the closed-door, rubber-stamp vote was announced.
Xi, 69, was also reappointed head of China’s Central Military Commission, keeping him in charge of the People’s Liberation Army.
He is now all but certain to sail through to a third term as the country’s president, due to be formally announced during the government’s annual legislative sessions in March.
Sunday’s developments cement Xi as the most powerful leader since Communist Party founder Mao Zedong.
In a wide-ranging acceptance speech on Sunday, Xi made signature remarks celebrating China’s rise as a global power and its success under his rule.
“The world needs China,” he said.
“After more than 40 years of unflagging efforts towards reform and opening up, we have created two miracles — rapid economic development and long-term social stability.”
Six of Xi’s proteges and allies were also unveiled on Sunday alongside him as members of the Politburo Standing Committee — the party’s apex of power that rules the country.
Li Qiang — Xi’s former chief of staff who oversaw a grueling two-month Covid lockdown in Shanghai this year — was named as number two in the Standing Committee.