Deep Thought: Should “we” get involved in politics?

After listening to this podcast S2E4 – Jesus Jukes , from youtube.com
“Published on Jan 11, 2017

You seem interested in what people want, but what about what God wants? You just got Jesus Juked! Bobby and John explore what, why, and how not to apply Jesus Jukes into your conversations. We chit-chat about a heartwarming story from Red Lake Falls and a touch a little more into Christians and politics. Our segment today: Would you rather – Jesus edition.

This was supposed to be episode 5, but recording for episode 4 didn’t happen, so 5 now became 4. Which means, we skipped a step in John’s Coffee Corner, but trust me, it’s still good.

…my friends co-host together, it made me “search” on this topic..

Wayne Grudem – Does ‘political’ involvement distract from the gospel? – Part 1


“Published on Mar 7, 2014

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Our usual weekly news video is taking a short break, and will be back soon.
So over the next few weeks, we’re going to bring you a serialised talk by Wayne Grudem entitled; Does ‘political’ involvement distract from the gospel?
Wayne says there are 5 wrong views of Christian influence on politics, and one right view.
This week he explores his first ‘wrong’ view; – Government should compel religion.”

*should we do “evangelism” or “politics”?

I’m still adding to this , so feel free to come back. Thanks for checking this blog out! 🙂

Thoughts, suggestions, feedback, etc..?

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Neutral Perspective: I will and NOT support Donald Trump for U.S. President!

I Will Support

20 Reasons Why It Should Be Donald Trump in 2016, breitbart.com
“…so let’s get right to it. Shifting America back on course requires Donald Trump as the Republican nominee. Not only is he the only Republican candidate who could win the general election, but he is the only choice Republican voters should consider (and should consider themselves lucky to have on their side).

In no particular order, here are the top 20 reasons why:

1. He is not your ordinary politician. Yes, Trump is different. Guess what? That’s a good thing. His ideas – e.g., a sound immigration policy, returning manufacturing jobs to America, negotiating better trade deals – are not at all radical, but do go against the Washington status-quo. …

Reasons to vote Trump, from reasonstovotetrump.com

11 Reasons Donald Trump Should Run for President in 2016 newsmax.com
“1. Trump is an American success story. Rich and not ashamed of it, he has parlayed his name and business acumen into a financial empire with ventures in real estate, hospitality, entertainment, and much more, achieving the success to which Americans aspire. His wealth was estimated by Forbes at $3.2 billion in 2013, although Trump has claimed this is a conservative number and his fortune runs billions higher.

2. He can draw a big crowd. New Hampshire, Iowa, you name it, Trump draws the biggest GOP crowds. His private speaking fees are said to be in excess of $250,000 — but he never charges for causes or candidates he believes in.
..”

Why I’m Voting For Donald Trump


“Published on Jan 17, 2016

I lay out clear reasons why I support Donald J. Trump for President of the United States. Please share this video so that we can Make America Great Again!

Donald Trump has been one of my heroes for over seven years. I put this video together to show my support for what will be remembered as the most historic political campaign in American history.

Please help support Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, so that together we can make America great again!

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/

Follow me on Twitter: @niskeytv
Follow Donald Trump on Twitter: @realDonaldTrump..”

-African American

->Post Election

Black Trump Supporter Absolutely Destroys Feminists and SJWs At Women’s March

-Disability

PROOF that Donald Trump did NOT mock a disabled reporter s disability

-Hispanics

“I’m Hispanic and I vote for meesta Trump!” , from youtube.com
Are ALL Hispanics Against Donald Trump? To the Left: STOP SPEAKING FOR US!, from youtube.com
“Published on Jul 26, 2015

Tune in to Hispanic Pastors Ignacio and Anita Fuentes discuss the rhetoric and manipulation of the left and socialist democrats who like to speak for the entire Hispanic race as if we don’t have a mind or a voice of our own.
To the leftist, socialist democrats, media and marxists posing as church pastors:
We don’t need you to speak for us. ..”

-Medical Insurance

=>BROKEN PROMISE

‘I’d be dead without Medicare!’: Trump voters are already sharing their deep regrets
Tom Cahill | December 2, 2016 usuncut.com
“…On the Tumblr blog “Trumpgrets,” voters who picked the President-elect are seen openly regretting their choice in the election when hearing about their candidate’s abandoning of multiple campaign promises. As it turns out, one of the biggest fears from Trump supporters is losing their Medicare benefits. Trump has so far not publicly opposed House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plans to dismantle Medicare and turn it into a voucher system for private health insurance plans. Right-wing commentator Ann Coulter’s tweet bashing Trump’s Medicare plan brought out lots of Trumpgrets:..”

Prophecies

TRUMP: the COMING LANDSLIDE. ~Ancient Prophecy Documentary of Donald Trump / 2016


“Published on Sep 29, 2016

TRUMP: Do the secrets of the ancient past prophecy a LANDSLIDE VICTORY for Donald TRUMP? http://godinanutshell.com/product-cat… and mathematically prophecy of Donald Trump victory in 2016 presidential election?

Trump Prophecy: Trump Inauguration Prophecy https://youtu.be/gBJKwlQkq6o

See also: Hillary: Losing by a Landslide and Rigging the Election: https://youtu.be/gQnb1pc4Drw ~trey

Trump prophecy documentary is written, directed and produced by Trey Smith / God in a Nutshell project http://godinanutshell.com/”
Trump Prophecy: the Donald Trump “777” Presidential Inauguration Prophecy 2017


“…Published on Nov 4, 2016

Trump Prophecy: the 777 Prophecy http://godinanutshell.com/product/unv… )
Trump Prophecy: 70 yrs, 7 months & 7 days old in 5777 on Inauguration 2017

Trump will be 70 yrs, 7 months & 7 days old on Inauguration 2017

Trump: the 777 Prophecy. This is a Prophecy quickie in under 3 minutes uploaded just before the 2017 Trump v. Clinton presidential election. This Trump Prophecy deals with the Inauguration of Trump should he be elected.

Trump: Donald Trump will be 70 years, 7 months & 7 days old precisely on Presidential Inauguration Day 2017…”

This Video Will Get Donald Trump Elected


God’s Warning to Obama Prophetic Updates from Mark Taylor
Friday, July 15, 2016 11:46 beforeitsnews.com
“10-07-15 America, America

The spirit of God says, “America, America, oh how I love thee! America, America, oh how I have chosen thee! For as England was to the D-Day invasion, so shall America be for my end time harvest. For England was the Headquarters, the hub from which the D-Day assault was launched, so shall it be for my America for the end time harvest. For as England had men, women, equipment, food, money, weapons, and supplies of all kinds which poured in from all over the world, so shall all these things pour into my chosen America. America I have chosen you as the launching platform for the world wide assault on the spiritually oppressed peoples of the earth. People will say how are we chosen? It’s as if America is frozen.

Am I not the God of the universe and all of creation? I have heard the cries of my people that have sought my face, and I WILL HEAL THEIR NATION! People will ask how will I do this. I shall do this in two parts. First- The Spirit of God says! “Army of God, out of the darkness! I COMMAND YOU TO ARISE AND TAKE YOUR PLACE! For I have given you extra time, mercy and grace. Go, Go, Go, do not slow down. Begin to take and hold your ground, for there is no more time to waste. America will once again be the great light. The enemy will say, “Oh the Light, the Light it shines so bright, there is nothing else left to do but take flight.” And indeed they will. The sign will be, a mass exodus in the natural as the spiritual flee. Second- The Spirit of God says, “The gate keeper, the gate keeper, the President of the United States is the spiritual gate keeper. I have chosen this man Donald Trump and anointed him as President for such a time as this.
..”

-Vice President

Days After Trump Is Elected, The Surprising Truth About Mike Pence Is Exposed RAZC featured 1 day ago qpolitical.com
“..Michael Richard “Mike” Pence was born on June 7, 1959, in Columbus, Indiana. Pence was the youngest of six children born to devout Catholic churchgoers, Nancy Jane and Edward J. Pence, Jr. His father was a U.S. Army veteran who earned a humble living by operating a gas station…”

-Women

Women United For Trump womenunited4trump.com
Trump Women vs. Hillary Women


“Published on Aug 9, 2016

Thanks to Millennial Millie for the interviews. The stark contrast between Trump women and Hillary skanks reinforces Steve Sailer’s apt diagnosis of the Left as “a coalition of the fringes.” Surely, the catastrophic moral lives of Leftist women–bottoming out in their readiness to commit fetal infanticide–is written on their faces. Leftist women are truly mangled souls, which manifests in their mangled and vandalized bodies.

I added the material in the beginning and end, and edited out most of the third-worlders. Refreshing, isn’t it? The bestial skank in the beginning is a proxy for all Hillary supporters and their white ethnomasochist enablers. No need to torture viewers with any more than this representative glimpse of a Hillary hag.

Offended? Triggered? Wonderful!”

=>Post-Election:
Why Did So Many White Women Vote for Donald Trump?
Laura Morgan Roberts,Robin J. Ely
Updated: Nov 18, 2016 1:00 AM Central fortune.com

“..He received the strongest support from white women without college degrees, 62 percent of whom voted for him. Although his supporters reported median household incomes of $70,000, the Trump campaign tapped into fears and frustrations among white working-class women about diminished possibilities for their husbands and sons to provide for their families. Many supporters’ families work in blue-collar occupations such as construction, transportation, and infrastructure; live in low mobility areas; and have little personal contact with immigrants.

..In addition, although Clinton won the popular vote, exit polls suggested that more people cast their vote against her than against him. Those who found Trump unlikable but still voted for him numbered 20 percent of his supporters, while only 12 percent of those who said they disliked Clinton still voted for her. Seventy percent of white voters also described Clinton as dishonest or untrustworthy. This dynamic may also help explain why so many millennials who had supported Bernie Sanders didn’t vote this time around; they just couldn’t get over their dislike for Hillary…”
VIDEO: Diamond And Silk Blast Meryl Streep For Speech!
Ryan Saavedra Jan 9th, 2017 3:31 pm thegatewaypundit.com

NEUTRAL

Episode 007 – Why Trump? Part 1 — August 7, 2016 roastedchristian.com
*note: to listen to the “debate” on Trump, go go the 30 minute mark

The Truth About Assange, Wikileaks And The Podesta Emails
A Brief History of Donald Trump and Bill Clinton’s Friendship
By Michele Gorman On 5/27/16 at 1:39 PM newsweek.com
“..Nine months ago, The Washington Post reported that on a private, casual phone call last spring, Bill Clinton encouraged Trump to play a larger role in the Republican Party. That conversation reportedly took place in May 2015, a month after Hillary Clinton declared her 2016 presidential bid and just weeks before Trump announced his…”

Donald Trump Teases a President Bid During a 1988 Oprah Show | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN


“…Published on Jun 25, 2015

Donald Trump is perhaps best known for the money he’s made (and lost) in real estate, his less-than-humble demeanor and his hit reality TV show, ‘The Apprentice.’ In recent years, the business tycoon has also been chasing the dream of holding the highest office in the land. Although many people know he has been eyeing the Oval Office for a couple of election cycles, you may be surprised to learn just how far back his presidential aspirations reach. Watch as Donald, in a 1988 appearance on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ shares his thoughts on running for office. For more on #oprahwinfreyshow, visit http://bit.ly/1ODj0x7

Find OWN on TV at http://www.oprah.com/FindOWN
…”

11-10-1988 Letterman Donald Trump , from youtube.com

I Will NOT Support

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/08/07/sparks-fly-at-opening-gop-debate-as-trump-wont-pledge-no-independent-run/

TRUMP

http://www.cracked.com/blog/why-comparing-donald-trump-to-hitler-makes-perfect-sense/

http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/25/media/donald-trump-serge-kovaleski/index.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/12/07/russell-moore-people-who-care-an-iota-about-religious-liberty-should-denounce-donald-trump/?postshare=2231449579875107&tid=ss_fb

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-w-austin/a-christian-case-against-trump_b_8812520.html

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/security-at-trump-event-choke-1375771344773174.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3191888/The-Simpsons-PREDICTED-Donald-Trump-presidency-didn-t-end-Time-travel-episode-2000-featured-broke-nation-reliant-aid-CHINA.html

Young Black woman repeatedly assaulted at a Donald Trump rally
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Donald J. Trump fits into Game of Thrones scarily well

-Disability

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is ‘wrong’ to say he mocked a disabled reporter
By Alan Gathright, Louis Jacobson on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 1:31 a.m. politifact.com
“…Kovaleski countered that as a reporter for the New York Daily News in the late 1980s and early 1990s he regularly covered Trump. He told the Washington Post he was sure the businessman remembered him — and his condition.

“Donald and I were on a first-name basis for years,” Kovaleski told the New York Times.

In fact, Kovaleski recalled spending the day with Trump in 1989 when the reporter and other journalists flew with the billionaire on the “inaugural voyage” of the Trump Shuttle airline.

In addition, Trump spoke familiarly about Kovaleski at the rally, calling him a “nice reporter.” He also described him as “the poor guy” and indicated he knew Kovaleski’s appearance (“you gotta see this guy”) before launching into his imitation.

After our fact-check appeared, the Washington Post Fact Checker reviewed both Trump’s original comments and subsequent ones he made on the same subject in Colorado. The Fact Checker concluded that “Trump clearly mocked Kovaleski” and it gave Trump its lowest rating, Four Pinocchios…”

Why is Trump criticized for making fun of a disabled person when Obama gets a pass for saying his bowling is “like the Special Olympics?”
“..The thing is, when called out on this, Trump refused to acknowledge it or apologize, and instead repeatedly lied, claiming that he’d never met Mr. Kovaleski. For the record, Kovaleski interviewed Trump, in person, multiple times over the course of several years. And that claim is particularly ironic, given that Trump (who claims to have “the world’s greatest memory”) was mocking Kovaleski for not remembering something.

But, for those of us who find Trump’s excuses transparently implausible, that’s a mean-spirited mockery that he refuses to admit or apologize for. Which is a very different thing from immediately apologizing for an accidentally insensitive remark…”

-Muslims

America’s oldest Muslim families on the Trump presidency: ‘This can’t deter us’ Ryan Schuessler Wednesday 18 January 2017 06.00 EST theguardian.com

=>Follow-up

Sessions’ Mixed Message to Muslims By Rachel Levinson-Waldman | Contributor
Jan. 11, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. usnews.com

Trump’s attorney general nominee hasn’t fully assuaged concerns about the new administration’s treatment of Muslims.

-Women

Women Against Trump facebook.com
Women Stage Nationwide Blockades Against Donald Trump
By Lucy Westcott On 10/18/16 at 11:00 AM newsweek.com
“…Tuesday’s demonstration was led by women who say they are survivors of sexual assault. Protesters in New York urged women to avoid voting for Trump and the Republican Party. They also called on GOP members to withdraw their endorsements of Trump. Protests were also being held in other locations, including outside Trump properties in Miami and Washington, D.C…”
Top 10 Trump SEXIST Comments

DONALD TRUMP Conspiracy President 2017 Exposed by the ANONYMOUS

EXPOSED! Hot Mic Catches Donald Trump Saying Vulgar Things About Women , from youtube.com
Leigh Stewy
“Published on Oct 7, 2016

The videotape of Donald Trump that is shaking up the presidential election sat forgotten on a shelf at NBC’s “Access Hollywood” until just a few days ago.”

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Agenda: What’s all the campaigning politics behind it? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Post-Elections

These Celebrities Said They’d Leave The Country If Trump Was Elected wizzed.com

Administration Team

Update: President-Elect Trump’s Cabinet Picks


“Published on Dec 21, 2016

As Donald Trump’s inauguration nears, the President-Elect continues to fill his cabinet positions. One America’s Rachel Acenas has this update on the Trump Transition.”
Trump’s cabinet nominees By CNN Staff Updated January 19, 2017 cnn.com
“President-elect Trump has about 4,000 government positions to fill, including some of the most important posts in the US government. He has focused on people with business, instead of government experience as he aims to make good on his promise to shake up Washington. But he has also picked a less racially diverse Cabinet than his predecessors. See the nominees below…”

Gen. James Mattis
Retired Marine general
Nominated
“..Past controversy: “It’s fun to shoot some people,” he once said…”
Who Is Gen. James Mattis? 10 Things to Know About Trump’s Pick for Secretary of Defense. By Gina Mei Jan 20, 2017 56 cosmopolitan.com
“We are going to appoint Mad Dog Mattis as our Secretary of Defense,” the president-elect said at a “thank-you” rally.
“..3. He has admitted he enjoys “brawling” with the enemy of war and once said, “It’s fun to shoot some people.”

“Actually, it’s a lot of fun to fight,” he said during a 2005 forum about war strategies in San Diego. “You know, it’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up-front with you, I like brawling. You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them”

Another time, he told a group of Iraqi commanders, “The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.”..”

Trump Removes Stephen Bannon From National Security Council Post By PETER BAKER, MAGGIE HABERMAN and GLENN THRUSH APRIL 5, 2017 nytimes.com

“..But behind the scenes, White House officials said, the ideologist who enjoyed the president’s confidence became increasingly embattled as other advisers, including Mr. Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, complained about setbacks on health care and immigration. Lately, Mr. Bannon has been conspicuously absent from some meetings. And now he has lost his seat at the national security table.

In a move that was widely seen as a sign of changing fortunes, Mr. Trump removed Mr. Bannon, his chief strategist, from the National Security Council’s cabinet-level “principals committee” on Wednesday. The shift was orchestrated by Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, who insisted on purging a political adviser from the Situation Room where decisions about war and peace are made…

His allies said privately that Mr. Bannon had been put on the principals committee to keep an eye on Mr. Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, a retired three-star general who lasted just 24 days before being forced out for misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials about what he had discussed with Russia’s ambassador. With Mr. Flynn gone, these allies said, there was no need for Mr. Bannon to remain, but they noted that he had kept his security clearance….”

Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes Steve Bannon

Action

#prayfortrump

‘Mr. Trump has heard the gospel’: ‘Duck Dynasty’ star reveals sharing the Bible with Donald Trump
Compiled by Billy Hallowell@billyhallowell
Published: Oct. 11, 2016 9:15 p.m. deseretnews.com
“…Robertson, who has a new documentary out titled, “Torchbearer” — available in theaters and on demand — recently told “The Church Boys” podcast that he held little back when he sat down face to face a few weeks ago with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The topic of discussion? The ins and outs of the Christian gospel…”
Unprecedented Prayer on Display at Trump Inauguration
01-21-2017 Charlene Aaron cbn.com
“…The prayers included several references to the name of Jesus.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan beseeched God for wisdom for the new president as he read from the scriptures.

Rodriguez read from the Sermon on the Mount, in chapter five of the Gospel of Matthew.

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs,” he read.

“And God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. For you are the light of the world — like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on its stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”

He ended his prayer in the name of Jesus.

White prayed, “We come to you Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus with grateful hearts thanking you for this great country that you have decreed to your people.”

“We acknowledge we are a blessed nation…every good and perfect gift comes from you,” she too referenced the name of Jesus after her prayer.

President Trump also referenced God at the end of his speech, saying, “We will be protected by God.”

Rev. Franklin Graham pointed out that it started to rain as President Trump delivered his inaugural speech.

“Mr. President, in the Bible, rain is a sign of God’s blessing,” he said. “And it started to rain Mr. President when you came to the platform.”

Graham also quoted a passage of scripture from from 1 Timothy 2.

“I urge then first of all that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people,” he said. “For kings, for all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

“This is good and it pleases God our Saviour who wants all people to be saved,” he added.

Graham also acknowledged, “There is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.”

Rabbi Hier also led a prayer.

“Bless President Donald J. Trump and America our great nation,” said Hier.

“Guide us to remember the words of the Psalmist, “Who may dwell on your holy mountain? One who does what is right and speaks the truth.”

“Bless all of our allies around the world who share our beliefs. “By the rivers of Babylon we wept as we remembered Zion… If I forget thee o’ Jerusalem may my right hand forget its skill.”

Bishop Wayne T. Jackson rendered the benediction at the close of the inauguration.

He hosted the then-Republican presidential candidate at his Great Faith Ministries International in Detroit during the presidential campaign.

He prayed for the new president and for unity and healing in the country.

“We’re not enemies. We’re brothers and sisters. We’re not adversaries, but we’re allies. We’re not foes but we’re friends. Let us be healed by the power of your love and united by the bond of your spirit.”

Across the country, Episcopal congregations also marked the inauguration of Donald Trump with prayer.

..”

Are you supporting Trump or not? Why?

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Peace: Avoiding War?

It was an unfortunate news with the recent headline..

Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border, Putin warns of ‘serious consequences
ANKARA/MOSCOW | BY TULAY KARADENIZ AND MARIA KISELYOVA 11.25.15 reuters.com

Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying the jet had violated its air space, in one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for half a century.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the plane had been attacked when it was 1 km (0.62 mile) inside Syria and warned of “serious consequences” for what he termed a stab in the back administered by “the accomplices of terrorists”.

“We will never tolerate such crimes like the one committed today,” Putin said, as Russian and Turkish shares fell on fears of an escalation between the former Cold War enemies.

In a letter to the U.N. Security Council, Turkey said it had shot down the jet while in Turkish air space. Along with a second plane, the aircraft had flown more than a mile into Turkey for 17 seconds, despite being warned 10 times in five minutes while approaching to change direction, the letter said.

“Nobody should doubt that we made our best efforts to avoid this latest incident. But everyone should respect the right of Turkey to defend its borders,” Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara.

In condemnation of Russian air strikes in Syria, during which Turkish air space has been violated several times in recent weeks, Erdogan said that only Turkey’s “cool-headedness” had prevented worse incidents in the past.

Each country summoned a diplomatic representative of the other. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov canceled a visit to Turkey due on Wednesday and the defense ministry said it was preparing measures to respond to such incidents.

U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande, meeting in Washington, urged against an escalation, while NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the military alliance stood in solidarity with Turkey.

Footage from private Turkish broadcaster Haberturk TV showed the warplane going down in flames, a long plume of smoke trailing behind it as it crashed in a wooded part of an area the TV said was known by Turks as “Turkmen Mountain”.

Separate footage from Turkey’s Anadolu Agency showed two pilots parachuting out of the jet before it crashed.

A deputy commander of rebel Turkmen forces in Syria said his men shot both pilots dead as they came down. The Russian military confirmed one pilot had been shot dead from the ground and another soldier died during a rescue operation.

A senior Turkish official said at least one of the pilots could still be alive. “It’s not a fact but a possibility. We’re trying to verify the information and taking all necessary steps to facilitate their return,” the official said.

A video sent to Reuters earlier appeared to show one of the pilots immobile and badly wounded on the ground.

“MORAL CRUSADE”

Russia’s defense ministry said one of its Su-24 fighter jets had been downed in Syria and that “for the entire duration of the flight, the aircraft was exclusively over Syrian territory”, a suggestion Turkey denied.

“The data we have is very clear. There were two planes approaching our border, we warned them as they were getting too close,” another senior Turkish official told Reuters. “Our findings show clearly that Turkish air space was violated multiple times. And they violated it knowingly.”

A U.S. military spokesman said it was an issue between the Turkish and Russian governments and that U.S.-led coalition operations in Syria and Iraq were continuing “as planned”.

Moscow’s decision to launch separate air strikes in Syria means Russian and NATO planes have been flying combat missions in the same air space for the first time since World War Two, targeting various insurgent groups close to Turkish borders.”

This incident reminds me of the many past incidents that led to various wars around the world. I pray that this incident will be a repeat of the past 😦

Past History

How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents

By Richard Sanders
Global Research, August 19, 2014
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) and Global Research 2 May 2002
Theme: 9/11 & ‘War on Terrorism’, Culture, Society & History, Intelligence, US NATO War Agenda
globalresearch.ca
“….he anti-war movement must address the issue of the “pretext” and “justification” to wage war.

Regarding the MH17 Malaysian airline crash, is the Obama administration in the process of “creating a war pretext incident” directed against Russia as part of propaganda campaign, which could lead the World into a World War III scenario?

As documented by Richard Sanders, the War Pretext Incident strategy has been used throughout American military history.

Of relevance, the “Responsibility to Protect under a NATO “humanitarian” mandate has also been used as a thematic pretext to wage war (Yugoslavia, Libya, Syria),

The 911 Attacks and the “Global War on Terrorism” (Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan,…) not to mention the alleged “Weapons of Mass Destruction” (Iraq) have also been used to justify military intervention. Both 9/11 and WMD are being heralded as a justification for waging war on Iran, based on allegation that Iran was behind the 9/11 attacks and that Iran possesses nuclear weapons.

In the words of Richard Sanders [2002]:

“It is vitally important to expose this latest attempt [9/11] to fraudulently conceal the largely economic and geostrategic purposes of war. By asking who benefits from war, we can unmask its pretense and expose the true grounds for instigating it. By throwing light on repeated historical patterns of deception, we can promote skepticism about the government and media yarns that have been spun to encourage this war.

The historical knowledge of how war planners have tricked people into supporting past wars, is like a vaccine. We can use this understanding of history to inoculate the public with healthy doses of distrust for official war pretext narratives and other deceptive stratagems. Through such immunization programs we may help to counter our society’s susceptibility to “war fever.” “…”

Let us learn from our “dark” past history , so history WON’T repeat itself. Pray for peace and spread the “good news” and shine the “good light” in this increasingly “dark” season.

Other Facts:

-Syria

*see Now you know: What’s going on in As(syria)? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Syria’s war: Who is fighting and why


“Published on Oct 14, 2015

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After four-plus years of fighting, Syria’s war has killed at least 250,000 people and displaced 12 million people. And, though it started as a civil war, it’s become much more than that. It’s a proxy war that has divided much of the Middle East, and has drawn in both Russia and the United States. To understand how Syria got to this place, it helps to start at the beginning and watch it unfold:
Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. “

Physicists: Nobody’s Telling the Truth About That Downed Russian Warplane
Maddie Stone
Filed to: WAR GAMES11/28/15 4:00pm, gizmodo.com

STOP The Press! DON’T Watch Anything Else Until YOU See THIS! (Redsilverj) from youtube.com
“Published on Dec 5, 2015

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STOP The Press! DON’T Watch Anything Else Until YOU See THIS! (Redsilverj)

Who is Turkey? Who is President Erdogan? Who is ISIS?

Australia: Pizza man charged with funding U.S. Muslim to join Islamic State
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/09/aus…

Russian military reveals details of ISIS-Turkey oil smuggling

Russia Presents Detailed Evidence Of ISIS-Turkey Oil Trade
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12…

Turkish Journalists Detained for Reporting on Weapons Allegedly Supplied to ISIS
http://truthinmedia.com/turkish-journ…

Iraqis think the U.S. is in cahoots with the Islamic State, and it is hurting the war
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/…

Russian military reveals details of ISIS-Turkey oil smuggling

‘ISIS managed to sell oil to Turkey on black market at less than 50% of global prices’ – Iraqi MP

Авиаудар по нефтехранилищу в районе н.п.ЭС-САУРА

Turkey was ‘punished by Allah with lack of sanity when it shot down Russian plane’, says Vladimir Putin
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wor…

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Military Jet
http://www.wsj.com/articles/turkey-sh…

Russia unveils ‘proof’ Turkey’s Erdogan is smuggling Isis oil across border from Syria
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wor…

Erdogan & his family involved in ISIS oil trade – Russian MoD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVZHh…”

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Oil Pipeline?

*see Neutral Perspective: Pro & Anti-Pipeline goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

The Secret Stupid Saudi-US Deal on Syria. Oil Gas Pipeline War
The Kerry-Abdullah Secret Deal
By F. William Engdahl Global Research, March 16, 2016 Boiling Frogs Post globalresearch.ca
“…The details are emerging of a new secret and quite stupid Saudi-US deal on Syria and the so-called ISIS. It involves oil and gas control of the entire region and the weakening of Russia and Iran by Saudi Arabian flooding the world market with cheap oil. Details were concluded in the September meeting by US Secretary of State John Kerry and the Saudi King. The unintended consequence will be to push Russia even faster to turn east to China and Eurasia.

One of the weirdest anomalies of the recent NATO bombing campaign, allegedly against the ISIS or IS or ISIL or Daash, depending on your preference, is the fact that with major war raging in the world’s richest oil region, the price of crude oil has been dropping, dramatically so. Since June when ISIS suddenly captured the oil-rich region of Iraq around Mosul and Kirkuk, the benchmark Brent price of crude oil dropped some 20% from $112 to about $88. World daily demand for oil has not dropped by 20% however. China oil demand has not fallen 20% nor has US domestic shale oil stock risen by 21%.

What has happened is that the long-time US ally inside OPEC, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has been flooding the market with deep discounted oil, triggering a price war within OPEC, with Iran following suit and panic selling short in oil futures markets. The Saudis are targeting sales to Asia for the discounts and in particular, its major Asian customer, China where it is reportedly offering its crude for a mere $50 to $60 a barrel rather than the earlier price of around $100. [1] That Saudi financial discounting operation in turn is by all appearance being coordinated with a US Treasury financial warfare operation, via its Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, in cooperation with a handful of inside players on Wall Street who control oil derivatives trading. The result is a market panic that is gaining momentum daily. China is quite happy to buy the cheap oil, but her close allies, Russia and Iran, are being hit severely…”
Syrian War: ‘Nothing to Do With Daesh, It is Energy Battle for Future Pipelines’ Middle East 17:40 06.09.2016(updated 18:11 06.09.2016) sputniknews.com
“…“Through the territories of the two cities runs a major pipeline which transports oil from Iraq to Syria, up to Idlib Governorate,” it says.

The same pipeline runs through the territory of the city of Aleppo.
…The same is true for the Syria’s western cities of Aleppo, Idlib and al-Bab. In the east, the same pipeline runs through the cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.

The oil flowing through the pipeline comes from the Iraqi city of Mosul through Sinjar on to Deir ez-Zor. Its second strand runs from the Iraqi city of al-Qaim to Deir ez-Zor, the outlet says…

“The current battle for Aleppo is viewed as the most decisive in the ongoing conflict: Aleppo is the last major city which the country’s main pipeline runs through,” it says…”
Battle for Aleppo: How the US manipulates humanitarianism for Imperialism Steve Chovanec Reports from Underground Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00 UTC Map © unknown The United States is manipulating sott.net
“…The United States is manipulating humanitarian concern in an effort to protect its proxy militias and its imperial regime-change project in Syria. The media and intellectual classes are dutifully falling in line, promoting a narrative of military aggression under the cover of “protecting civilians.” These same “responsibility to protect” arguments led to the invasions of Iraq and Libya, exponentially increasing the massacres, chaos, and proliferation of violent extremism within those countries. They are hypocritical, designed to further interests of conquest and domination, and will lead to more death and destruction in Syria as well.

The United States has no stake in the well being of Syrian civilians, despite their condemnations of Russia’s offensive in Aleppo. This is clearly shown in the fact that the people they are supporting are guilty of the same crimes they accuse Russia and Syria of: indiscriminate attacks, targeting of civilians, destruction of schools, hospitals, etc. Furthermore, the offensive in Aleppo is really no different from what the US did in Manbij, where they are said to have incorporated a “scorched earth policy” while they liberated the city from ISIS, whereby the civilian population was treated “as if they were terrorists or ISIS supporters.” Arguably their conduct was even worse, as they there earned the distinction of launching the deadliest single airstrike on civilians out of the entire 5-year conflict, massacring at least 73 where no ISIS fighters were present. The Manbij operation elicited no moral outcry from the media and punditry, understandably since these were “unworthy victims” given that they were our victims and not those of our enemies. The same can be said about the US operations in Kobani and Fallujah, whereby the entire towns were essentially reduced to rubble without any uproar.

Saudi Arabia as well has no concern for Syrian civilians, as they have been ruthlessly besieging and bombing Yemen, with the support and help of the United States, for two years without any concern for civilian lives. Their assault has led to a humanitarian situation even more dire than in Syria, leaving at least 19 million in need of humanitarian assistance; in Syria it is estimated that a total of 18 million are in need of aid.

Turkey as well is not concerned, as is evidenced by their conduct towards their Kurdish population, yet the recent quiet by Erdogan over the fate of Aleppo is indicative of an understanding reached between him with President Putin, whereby Turkey establishes a presence in northern Syria and blocks the advance of the Kurds, and in return limits its support to the rebels and the insurgents in Aleppo.
…”

Real reason Turkey shot down Russian Jet (Kurdish Proxy Army?)

-Hacking?

Did Russia Hack the Election? WikiLeaks Said Its Source Was Not Russian
Published 6:04 pm EST, December 29, 2016 Updated 6:04 pm EST, December 29, 2016 heavy.com
“..Despite a joint report released today detailing how Russia hackers may have infiltrated the Democratic party, and new sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama against Russia diplomats, WikiLeaks is maintaining that the source of its leaks was not Russia hackers. WikiLeaks was the main source of leaked information during the presidential campaign, through emails released from John Podesta’s account and the DNC.

Here’s what you need to know…”

The sources, he said, were disgusted with corruption in Clinton’s campaign and the sabotage of Bernie Sanders, Inquistr reported. Murray is a former British ambassador who was removed because of allegations of misconduct, after he was highly critical of human rights abuses in Uzbekistan.

Whether Murray’s statement is true, however, has not been established. The next day, WikiLeaks’ Twitter account stated that only Assange, Sarah Harrison, and sometimes their lawyers are authorized to speak for WikiLeaks…
HERE’S THE PUBLIC EVIDENCE RUSSIA HACKED THE DNC — IT’S NOT ENOUGH
Sam Biddle
December 14 2016, 10:30 a.m. theintercept.com
“..But look more closely at the above and you can’t help but notice all of the qualifying words: Possibly, appears, connects, indicates. It’s impossible (or at least dishonest) to present the evidence for Russian responsibility for hacking the Democrats without using language like this. The question, then, is this: Do we want to make major foreign policy decisions with a belligerent nuclear power based on suggestions alone, no matter how strong?

..”
Russia Hacking Truth or treason ? – World News

U.S. Military Build-Up in Eastern Europe 2017

BREAKING–PUTIN ORDERS COMBAT ALERT: AFTER TRUMP ASSASSINATION PLOT SURFACE’S from youtube.com
“Published on Jan 15, 2017

PUTIN ORDERS COMBAT ALERT: AFTER TRUMP ASSASSINATION PLOT SURFACE’S”

Music

Vietnam war – What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong

2018 “Action”

Trump: US, allies attacking Syria to stop chemical weapons Associated Press Robert Burns, Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press,Assoc 4.13.18
“..WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain together launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as Trump announced the airstrikes from the White House…

The Syrian government has repeatedly denied any use of banned weapons.

The decision to strike, after days of deliberations, marked Trump’s second order to attack Syria; he authorized a barrage of Tomahawk cruise missiles to hit a single Syrian airfield in April 2017 in retaliation for Assad’s use of sarin gas against civilians.

Trump chastised Syria’s two main allies, Russia and Iran, for their roles in supporting “murderous dictators,” and noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin had guaranteed a 2013 international agreement for Assad to get rid of all of his chemical weapons. He called on Moscow to change course and join the West in seeking a more responsible regime in Damascus…

President Donald Trump Bombs Syria. Again.
https://youtu.be/HvveAGviJqo
“..

President Donald Trump made the decision to bomb Damascus in Syria “in response” to the supposed chemical attacks that Bashar al-Assad. When it comes to the Military Industrial Complex, meet the new President, same as the last President and the President before him, and the President before him…

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ISIS responsible of chemical attack on Syria?

Action

#prayforpeeace #prayforlove

Peace & Love (Hymn by Sal) Oct 26th 2014

What other ways can we spread peace to these nations and other on-going conflicts in the world today? Any suggestions, comments, feedback, etc.. on any of the content above or wasn’t mentioned?

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Agenda: What’s all the campaigning politics behind it?

We are approaching “another” Presidential campaign this coming year in our nation, which the media has already “advertised” their personal candidates. Who do you think is going to win based on what’s been shown so far?

It’s pretty much obvious the Presidential Campaign is “rigged” or “set-up” with the only 2-party system that gets all the media “publicizing”. You ever hear about the 3rd, 4th, etc.. parties? They never get much attention. Why is that?

Stacked Deck: How the Racial Bias in Our Big Money Political System Undermines Our Democracy and Our Economy Adam Lioz demos.org

“…Elections funded primarily by wealthy, white donors mean that candidates as a whole are less likely to prioritize the needs of people of color; and that candidates of color are less likely to run for elected office, raise less money when they do, and are less likely to win. Ultimately, people of color are not adequately represented by elected officials. ..”

Koch Brothers EXPOSED: 2014 • FULL DOCUMENTARY FILM • BRAVE NEW FILMS

Presidential Campaign 2016

=>DFL

Declared Democratic Party Presidential Candidates , from 2016.democratic-candidates.org
DEMOCRATIC PARTY: politics1.com
Presidential candidates, 2016 from ballotpedia.org
“Declared Lincoln Chafee Hillary Clinton Martin O’Malley Bernie Sanders Jim Webb Possible Joe Biden Andrew Cuomo Kirsten Gillibrand Amy Klobuchar Dennis Kucinich Brian Schweitzer Mark Warner Declined to run Elizabeth Warren”

CLINTON

Hillary Clinton Exposed, Movie She Banned From Theaters Full Movie from youtube.com

“Published on Sep 10, 2013

Gut recherchierter Dokumentarfilm, mittels dessen Leute erkären, warum sie nicht besonders scharf darauf sind, Hilary Rodham Clinton als zukünftige Präsidentin zu bekommen.
Gegen Hilary ist Bundesmutti eine nette ältere Dame.

http://elynitthria.net/”

Western Journalism Our very own Tom Hinchey says Hillary is “looking more like a mob boss than a president.” Find out why: SHOCKING: Author Peter Schweizer says he’s had to hire full-time security since releasing his controversial new book, which questions millions in foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state. MUST READ: http://go.cbn.com/34 Will Hillary be able to recover from this campaign firestorm?
Clinton Foundation Gets Millions In Exchange For Uranium Deal – News Brief </a., from youtube.com


“Published on Apr 24, 2015

Hillary Clinton recently launched her presidential campaign promising to be champion for the middle class yet she seems to be more of a champion of herself and foreign governments by accepting hundreds of millions of dollars in donations to her piggy bank – The Clinton Foundation. Canadian businessman Frank JEW-STRA along with Bill and Hillary Clinton were part of a group that built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One. The Russian government controls Uranium One and now controls 20 percent of America’s uranium supply which it can sell to other countries who are our bitter enemies like Iran. This jeopardizes both our national and energy security. As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had to be involved in the approval of Uranium One’s sale to Russia.”

Hillary Clinton’s political future in doubt over donations to Foundation? , from youtube.com

“Published on Apr 23, 2015

FBN’s Charles Payne, A&G Capital CIO Hilary Kramer, Tea Party News Network News Director Scottie Nell Hughes and FNC contributors Monica Crowley and Juan Williams on the mounting scrutiny over Clinton Foundation donations.
Watch Charles Payne talk about Elections on Making Money With Cpayne.”

Mark Levin: Another huge scandal involving Hillary Clinton

“Published on Jun 3, 2015

Bill Clinton’s foundation set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that country was lobbying Hillary Clinton’s State Department to forgo sanctions that threatened its thriving business with Iran, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Times… (June 02 2015)..”

=>GOP

Declared Republican Party Presidential Candidates , 2016.republican-candidates.org
List of Declared Republican Presidential Candidates, from 2016election.com
“Jeb Bush Ben Carson Chris Christie Ted Cruz Carley Fiorina Lindsey Graham Mike Huckabee Bobby Jindal John Kasich George Pataki Rand Paul Rick Perry Marco Rubio Rick Santorum Donald Trump Scott Walker”

Donald Trump Says He Will Compete in Iowa Straw Poll if He Runs for President http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/?cpid=%3AID%3A-1707-%3ADT%3A-2015-05-20-11%3A53%3A10-%3AUS%3A-AB1-%3ACN%3A-CP1-%3APO%3A-NC1-%3AME%3A-SU1-%3ASO%3A-FB1-%3ASP%3A-NW1-%3APF%3A-VI1-

Donald Trump doubles down on calling Mexicans ‘rapis…

United States third party and independent presidential candidates, 2016

2016 Needs a Third Party thedailybeast.com
“….But there’s one traditional sign of the season that has yet to appear: the emergence of a movement for an independent or third party presidential run. At a time when discontent with politics as usual is peaking, and when the structural barriers to a third-party run have effectively disappeared, the silence is deafening and in sharp contrast to the previous cycles..

Those efforts were fueled by a conviction that Americans are highly discontent with the two-party system. This is something polls showed eight years ago, four years—and now. Last September, Gallup reported that 58 percent of Americans want an alternative to the two parties; about the same percentage did back in 2007 and 2011. Moreover, 67 percent of Americans now say they’re comfortable with voting for an independent presidential candidate. A record high percentage of Americans identify themselves as independent (there’s less here than meets the eye, as I’ll explain in a moment), and nearly two-thirds of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the way our government works….”

Declared Independent Candidates from 2016.independent-candidate.org

Declared Libertarian Party Presidential Candidates from 2016.libertarian-party.org

Keep coming back to this blog as I’ll continue to update the “news” until the 2016 Presidential Election. Feel free to share your thoughts or any insights that may help other readers learn more on the topics covered above.

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Jesse Ventura in The Obama Deception


“Uploaded on May 5, 2009

“Politics in America today is identical to pro wrestling. And what I mean by that is in front of the cameras and the public we all hate each other, I’m gonna kick my opponent’s butt, I’m gonna wail him from here to high-water and beat the crap out of him, yet behind the scenes, we’re all friends, going out to dinner, it’s all work, it’s show biz, and that’s what you have today in politics, the Democrats and Republicans aren’t really opposed to each other. “

*more The Obama Deception HQ Full length version

True Change – Where Are You Looking?

True Change – Where Are You Looking? from churchfuelplace on GodTube.

Some think that a certain government, political party, or president can offer us change. Only one offers true Change. “

Psalm 25 New International Version (NIV)https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+25&version=NIVIn you, Lord my God, I put my trust.2 I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.3 No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame,but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.4 Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.6 Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.7 Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways;according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good.8 Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.9 He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.11 For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.[b]13 They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land.14 The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.15 My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.17 Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.18 Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins.19 See how numerous are my enemies and how fiercely they hate me!20 Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.21 May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord,[c] is in you.22 Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles!Good News Hopehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1431051137108374/

Media Lies (1995 SPIN) unauthorized footage

Peace Making

U.S. Presidents

-Trump

Revealed: Bill Clinton DID encourage golfing pal Donald Trump to run for president to ‘roil Republicans’ – and DID speak to Loretta Lynch to help clear Hillary on email scandal

“..Bill Clinton asked Donald Trump to run against his wife for the presidency then bungled an attempt to end the investigation into her emails, a new book about her failed presidential campaign reveals.

In Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns and One Intact Glass Ceiling, author and New York Times journalist Amy Chozick paints Bill Clinton as a liability who contributed to her loss against her Republican rival.

It claims that Bill ‘causally encouraged’ Trump to run less than a year before the 2016 presidential campaign began.

The two men were golfing together and Bill thought Trump’s candidacy ‘would roil the Republican field’…”

The Internet Is Loving That George W. Bush Made Barack Obama Laugh During Bill Clinton’s Speech By MEGAN MCCLUSKEY October 23, 2017
time.com
“..The Internet is all about the moment George W. Bush cracked Barack Obama up during Bill Clinton’s speech at a hurricane relief concert attended by all five living former U.S. presidents.

..”

George W. Bush and Michelle Obama: An unlikely friendship

CNN
Published on Mar 2, 2017
Former President George W. Bush and Michelle Obama are surprisingly close considering their political differences, and the 43rd president credits the former first lady’s appreciation for his sense of humor as a key reason.

Vermont
*see Vermont travel.goodnewsusa.info

Vermont House candidates end forum by singing duet Tom Garris Reporter mynbc5.com
“CAMBRIDGE, Vt. —
Two newcomer candidates vying for the same Vermont House seat in Cambridge and Waterville may represent different political parties, but they ended a recent forum on the same tune.

Republican Zachary Mayo and Democrat Lucy Rogers banded together to end last week’s forum in song.

“Society, you’re a crazy breed,” they sang in unison.

Rogers was on cello while Mayo was strumming an acoustic guitar.

The pair describe themselves as moderates, agreeing on a number of issues, but wanting to show that that nation’s current political division shouldn’t be put above respect.

“We can find a deeper connection and that’s what’s really important here, and in this case it was music,” Mayo said.

Rogers first came up with the idea, and Mayo chose the song.

“I think it’s bigger than the both of us, and a lot of it has to do with being from a really special community that I’m glad to call my home,” Rogers said.

They’re competing for an open seat left by a retiring representative. Both focus on the small town’s need to upkeep infrastructure among other issues.

“I keep pushing people to remind people that there’s a two-hour debate prior to the clip of us playing our duet, because I think for me, … the important part is the meat of the issues and recognizing that both of us are here as serious candidates,” Rogers said.

The full video of the song is below…”

Vermont House Candidates End Debate With a Duet

Candidates stun voters with unexpected duet

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Homosexual Acts a Sin? Judge Not!

The whole homosexual issue has been on the news a lot lately-especially with the recent elections! I’m just glad the elections are over….lol! Well, the topic on whether same-sex marriage should be allowed or not was a “hot issue”! I’m not here to talk about politics because I got away from that during my college years as I decided I don’t want to get involved in this as a career…thanks God! I can’t speak for God or for Christians, but my “two cents” I want to give is it doesn’t matter what “we” think about homosexuality, it’s what God “thinks”. How do we know what God thinks? Therefore, who are “we” to judge or what say do we have? ..Judge NOT!..

Romans 2

God’s Righteous Judgment


2 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3 So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? 4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?

5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”[a] 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. 9 There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11 For God does not show favoritism….

That’s God’s decision to know what to do if we just all submit and obey. We can all read the Bible and “interpret” it in our selfish (must respect each other’s individual bad or good experiences and understand one another’s view due to their experience) way, but what  I know based on what I’ve read is He is against “sexual immorality” (see Bible verses), which I’m no indifferent as I’ve committed many of these sins myself: adultery, perversity from my mouth, impure thoughts, pornography, and many other sexual inappropriate behaviors that I still continue to struggle with that are “despicable” to God that I’m not proud of. So what is “sexual immorality” (see previous blog on Struggling with Sexual Temptation)?

“12 All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.) 16 This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.

…17 Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God; 18 if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; 19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? 22 You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24 As it is written: “God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”[b]”Romans 2

No One Is Righteous (Romans 3)

“..“There is no one righteous, not even one
11 there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.

…19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin……

Righteousness Through Faith

“21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in[h] Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,[i] through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.”

Testimonies

“..
Sinisa B.
3 years ago
God’s shoulders – I was lifted up on them when homosexuality was trying to grab me again by any and all means possible. But on His shoulders I was placed high enough from devil’s grip and the total healing became reality! Never settle for second best!! Go for God, full throttle!!..”
for KING & COUNTRY – Shoulders (Official Music Video), Published on Mar 20, 2015 youtube.com

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