Race-based district maps: How are they not racial discrimination? How is the devastation of the inner city caused by their elected Democrat Party leaders, how is that not bad for citizens who just happen to have darker skin? What do miserably poor whites have to do with hurting blacks historically?
Rights are for individuals, not groups. A lynching is bad not because of somebody’s race but because the victim is a HUMAN BEING, a member of the ONLY ONE RACE, that is the HUMAN race.
Ronald Reagan was not perfect, in fact I suspect there was a very dark side to him that many “conservatives” fail to consider, but he did expose a lot that was wrong in DC, like one great truism when he said:
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’
That’s what the recent flaps in the government-media complex remind me of. All this “help” the federal government has given our darker-skinned neighbors, how’s that workin’ out for ya? Their families are much more broken up, so many fatherless children that even Bill Cosby is appalled, clergymen begging for all the killing to stop, more black-on-black crime than ever.
Now it’s fifty years after the legislation passed that requires southern states to ask the federal government (courts) for permission to make its changes to districts that change with population. Back then, the states began implementing race-based districting, for the purpose of ending racial discrimination. Read that again.
But it still doesn’t do much for the smallest minorities, I suspect, even in areas where they have enough numbers to make a difference in an area’s voting patterns.
Came across this yahoo story about a mother’s fight to get access to her late son’s Facebook page.
I have some mixed feelings about it. Not so many years agone, utility companies would accommodate spouses of the people whose names were on the account. I don’t know if it held for bank accounts, but now the Internet is a new thing. Some sons and daughters and spouses don’t always want mothers or fathers or mates having access to what they do on-line, so Internet companies do have some actual basis in their opposition to opening up such data to relatives in the case of death.
So there is legal limbo where “virtual property” lives after its “virtual owners” pass on.
Well, here comes another very nasty stinging surprise from the law nobody was allowed to read till they pass it:
If Congress had ANY integrity at all, they would require themselves to read every bill themselves before they vote on it. Better still, certify that they had read it, specifically.
Hey, how about asking them ALL to do what Justin Amash does. For every single vote he casts in Congress, he posts an explanation on-line where the public, including of course the voters in his own district, can see them. Now THAT would be a good step for the rest of them…
Some of the congressmen that voted for the unconstitutional Obamacare law are still trying to tell us that this fee is a companion to other legislation that they say will bring insurance costs down by increasing competition.
In what convoluted Alice in Wonderland world does this lack-of-logic work? In the real world, health insurance costs to businesses and people have been shooting upward with no end in sight. It’s so bad that low-wage earners in your family –if you are not a millionaire like Rep. Nancy Pelosi-D and Senator Harry Reid-D, that is– those low-wage earners are earning less because their hours have been cut to the legal part-time threshold.
How does that help poor people? Oh, they tell us, never fear, they’re going to TAKE the money from the employers of those low-wage earners in “increased revenues” (“revenues” is Doublespeak language for “taxes”, and “taxes” is Doublespeak for taking your money by force). That will show them, except the employers will have even less money left over to pay to the employee.
Thanks a lot for nothing, as the saying goes.
Tariff wars put the Great Depression of the 1930s into high gear acceleration and economies into deceleration:
China says it’s “full prepared” for a currency war, after Japan’s Prime Minister said he is determined to force devaluation of the yen to boost exports.
This helps illustrate the problem with political control of currencies. Without government price-fixing, resources would get allocation to production in the way that is of most optimal value to the optimum number of people, as determined by actual demand.
A woman saved from a burglar by the hand of God, she says:
She was deep in prayer but yelled “Lord help me” after the man grabbed her hair. The man fell backward at that and hit his head on the fridge, and stumbled out disoriented and escaped in the getaway car waiting for him.
This reminded me of an incident told to me by a friend in missions who had lived in a property lent to the work in one of the worst areas of Chicago. A very, very big man once came literally crashing through the front door and began shouting and wreaking general havoc throughout this apartment.
My colleague sent his partner to call the police while he followed the troublemaker, who went room by room until he found the kitchen and stuffed a lot of the food into his mouth.
Then he turned his attention on my friend, backed him to the wall, and started choking him. My colleague shot up a silent prayer commanding God to stop this man. Whereupon the man’s head snapped back from the body as if from a blow that came out of thin air. It was a knockout blow that left him on the floor. The police and paramedics only had to put him on a stretcher and carry him out.
Then there is my own experiences. In one, a gang came to our community home in a three-story house in St. Louis, my home town, with the intention of doing us great bodily harm when their gang leader gave the signal.
Well, before they could get to the signal, the “shepherdess” had pulled out her guitar and poured out her heart to these tough guys, and they began whispered conversations in the stairway.
They told us that they had decided we were just “too sweet” and they couldn’t do anything to us. When we broke up to converse personally, some of them prayed with us to receive Jesus.
In Cincinnati, there was a gang, a very big gang, that followed our group when we began walking back home from a college campus we often went to in our “witnessing”. They threw down one of our group to the ground, when a “sister” who was underage but visited yelled out at her loudest voice, “I rebuke you in Jesus name!!” At that one of the leaders pulled the others away and yelled at them to leave us alone, because he knew us, and we were “with God”.
It turned out he had met us in another witnessing trip to a park the previous weekend.
Wow, here goes a very interesting take on the Papal resignation:
The article noted that the “resignation” we are hearing about of six hundred years agone now, was not really a “resignation” but he was forced out when the cardinals decided having three popes, even if each of them had some significant claim to clerical and “secular” support, was too many. The “resignation” was a promise by the “resigning pope” so he could get to claim his place in the historical succession by convening the conclave to elect the next pope (“none of the above” three) and then officially resigning.
All of this just shows the political nature of this office. The international Roman Catholic Church controls a LOT of resources, a LOT of money, and a lot of people, and this always invites corruption.
As to the pedophile scandal rocking the church, and the reference by some lay Catholics and former priests recently who said the only one who could begin to clean house and clean up the reputation (such as is possible) was Pope Benedict himself, by taking some actions and resigning.
It reminded me of something from accounts of Martin Luther’s own trip to Rome before his “99 Theses”.
At the time priests jokingly laid claim to piety by saying they only engaged in dalliances with the opposite sex.
An increasing number of people are giving up their United States citizenship because of the grievous and complicated tax rules. The United States imposes the same taxes on citizens living overseas as it does on those who stay inside the borders.
They make some accommodation by law for equivalent-category taxes paid to other governments, but this adds to the paperwork. It also has the effect of making some expatriates at least theoretically responsible for paying even more than they heavy levies of the America taxes.
The Republicans have not been better than Democrats in respecting human rights or in the warmongering, but in general it seems like the publishing organs of the government-media complex feel obligated to make subtle tilts in favor of the Dem Party (along with the not-so-subtle) in their coverage just to make it even. The Repugnant Party has to live with a handicap to make it fair for the Dumb Party.
I thought I would just mention this one time I came across another examples, the principles in the Connecticut Congress involved in a lewd sexually suggestive joke by the deputy speaker of the state House were identified by name but not party affiliation. But comments condemning the remarks and demanding an apology by another member of their House was quoted with his party affiliation identified.
The flap also shows how much today’s political environment is increasingly sensitive to the smallest slights. Harassment used to involve actual damage. Damage caused by words (where fraud is not involved) was not cause enough to destroy a person’s life or career. And especially when only ignorance or illiteracy was the real cause of the emotional “damage”, like when the use of the word “niggardly” was taken as a racial insult instead of what it really meant.
The comments can sometimes be more interesting than the articles, like this next one about an Obama pardon for a man convicted of “violating the state’s gun law”:
The article does not state what the actual infraction consisted of, which would be helpful, but it still is a strange quirk in the middle of Obama’s promise to crack down hard on gun law violators and those who sell them to criminals. Presumably his definition of criminals would include those who possess guns he disapproves of. That would no doubt include all guns, since one of the things he’s pushing is a “universal background check”, and that would set up the first steps involved in the engineering of a one-stop place to make sure you are legal.
A lot of states already have big databases listing gun owners and their names and addresses. A way to access them all converts it to a national registry database.
Not all aborticide “doctors” are this dirty in their clinics, but when state authorities raided his “Womens’ Society” abortion clinic expected to find a mere “pill mill”, the shocked officials immediately ordered this filthy abortuary shut down.
Now, the villain is preparing for trial for his heartless murder of eight newborn children who refused to die inside the womb and instead came out breathing. He is also charged with the murder (“manslaughter”) for the two mothers that died on the abortion table from the medical incompetence.
It shocked the state into realizing that hey, maybe abortion “clinics” are not automatically safe.
Many of us already knew it was a killing field for legalized infanticide.
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.– Isaiah 55:7
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.-Isaiah 1:18
A shocking surprise awaits in the future for confused Christian Zionists:
They start off by lifting up talks by people who want to combat “the new anti-Semitism”, by which they mean anybody who questions anything the secular officially Jewish Israeli state does. Being officially Jewish, they are thereby officially anti-Christ, and thereby officially anti-God. And when they say, like the false prophets of Jeremiah’s time and like the Pharisees of Jesus’ day, that they “answer only to God”, they are following false prophets.
They hinge this thing on the promise to Abraham that God will bless those that bless his people and curse those that “curse thee”.
But God made clear even to Abraham that his descendants (according to the flesh) would fail and that God would have to cast them off. Here’s the verses they hang on:
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.–Genesis 22:18
And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;-Genesis 26:4
In the above-linked article, the writer also goes on to mention the “harbingers” of judgement as warnings against ancient Israel, as applied to the America of today.
My question is, why are they not applying those same harbingers to the modern state of Israel. And how can a wicked nation bless Israel, whether Israel of today is good or evil, or due for its own judgment?
As someone who believes in the Golden Rule as expressed by Jesus Christ himself, I totally oppose the abuses that many generations of Jews have received in the past. Dennis Prager points out that the systematic and worst abuses have never occurred in the USA like in Europe and elsewhere, but there have been slights. I pray that if Jews were ever being hunted down for being Jews that God would give me the grace to hide them.
I think they should have the same rights and treated equally as anyone. They have no special claim over mine or yours to Abrahamic promises. Same as everyone else, they demand equal treatment before God by refusing to recognize the claim that the Lord of the Manor has over them through his own son that he sent.
Let us see what God actually promised to the usurpers of the claim of the Lord over the manor, the usurpers that he had trusted with taking care of the manor. Note that the Pharisees had no problem at all perceiving that this parable was about them. It seems they may have had more spiritual discernment than today’s major so-called Christian leaders:
Matthew 21: 33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.
37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
God the Father told them in the Tanukh, and Jesus told them as quoted in the Gospels, that the kingdom of God would be taken from them and given to “a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof”.
Is the political nation of Israel of today “bringing forth the fruits thereof”?
By the way, is the Roman Catholic hierarchy “bringing forth the fruits thereof”?
What do you think?
- Amash testifies feds can ‘snatch Americans from homes’ under indefinite detention law (mlive.com)
- Helping the rich get richer – Why raising the minimum wage causes maximum harm to the poor (nfib.com)
- Justin Amash town hall planned in Kent County (mlive.com)
- Congressman Justin Amash to Speak at #ISFLC13! (studentsforliberty.org)
- China ‘fully prepared’ for currency war (telegraph.co.uk)