July 16, 2018

Open Thread – 13th Day, 7th Month, 2018

Who’s FAKE? Who’s LYING?

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Open Thread – 12 Day, 7th Month, 2018

Pope Offers Obama Asylum

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Nine Things to Know About Brett Kavanaugh

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9. Kavanaugh is a Catholic and regular lector (i.e., responsible for reading aloud excerpts of Scripture at a liturgy) at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Washington, DC. He regularly served meals as part of the St. Maria’s Meals program at Catholic Charities in DC and has tutored at the Washington Jesuit Academy and at J. O. Wilson Elementary School.

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Open Thread – 11 Day, 7th Month, 2018

This know also, that in the last days shall come perilous times.

For men shall be…

Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, intemperate, fierce, no lovers at all of them which are good,

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Newberg, Jacobsen Launch Elk Talk Podcast

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—Simply stated, it is all-elk, all-the-time. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is proud to present Randy Newberg and Corey Jacobsen’s Elk Talk Podcast.


“All my media platforms have one goal – lower the hurdles for those wanting to hunt our public lands,” said Newberg. “This podcast will be informational content to do just that; inform, inspire and hopefully provide a few laughs along the way.”

“To be able to work with Randy and focus on a subject we’re both incredibly passionate about – and to bring others along on the experience through the platform of a podcast – is going to be awesome!” said Jacobsen.

Newberg is host of Fresh Tracks and the popular Elk Talk video series. Jacobsen owns elk101.com and is the 9-time and reigning world elk callingchampion.

Elk Talk Podcast will focus on all things elk including elk calling, hunting and biology as well as conservation. It will also feature tips, hints, lessons learned and valuable insights from two hunters who focus on elk year-round.

“Randy and Corey are among America’s premiere elk hunters. They have a wealth of experience that will benefit both the bow hunter and the rifle hunter,” said Steve Decker, RMEF vice president of Marketing. “RMEF is excited to support this podcast and we look forward to following their pursuits.”

Recorded at RMEF headquarters and other locations, the podcast debuted on July 6. Go here to listen to its first edition.

Elk Talk Podcast is available on Stitcher, iTunes, Google Play, elktalkpodcast.com and on Instagram @ElkTalkPodcast.

Presented by RMEF, other Elk Talk Podcast sponsors include Gerber Gear, goHUNT.com, onX Hunt, Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls and Sitka.

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s assumption of senior status.

The nomination of Judge Kavanaugh comes after a selection process marked by an historic degree of transparency, including the President’s public disclosure of a list of 25 highly qualified potential nominees to the Supreme Court.

Judge Kavanaugh has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006, authoring more than 300 opinions, including 11 that have been affirmed by the Supreme Court. Before becoming a judge, he served in the George W. Bush administration, first as an Associate Counsel and then Senior Associate Counsel, and subsequently as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, Judge Kavanaugh clerked on the Supreme Court for Justice Kennedy, and for judges on the Third and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals. Judge Kavanaugh also served as a Counsel for the Office of Independent Counsel under Ken Starr and as a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP.

Judge Kavanaugh has earned a reputation as a brilliant jurist with impeccable legal credentials, and he is universally respected for his intellect, as well as his ability to persuade and build consensus. Judge Kavanaugh lives in Maryland with his wife Ashley and their two daughters.

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Open Thread – 10th Day, 7th Month, 2018

SCOTUS Nominee: GASP! We’re All Gonna Die!

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Black Leaders Applaud Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

Press Release from the National Center for Public Policy Research:

Washington, DC – Applauding President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, members of the Project 21 black leadership network praise Judge Kavanaugh’s dedication to the Constitution and his impressive record of accomplishment.

“This is a judicial grand slam! As someone familiar with Judge Kavanaugh’s record, I can say that – though the left may be upset – those who love our Constitution will be thrilled,” said Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper, a former professor of constitutional law at George Mason University and senior counsel to congressional leadership. “His record in over 300 opinions reveals a judge truly committed to the constitutional principles of textualism and originalism.”

Judge Kavanaugh, who currently serves on the U.S. Court of Federal Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is a former Supreme Court clerk for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. In his remarks at the White House, he specifically recognized the “importance of equality for all Americans.” He is expected to adhere to a strict interpretation of the U.S Constitution.

Cooper recently wrote about Kavanaugh in the Washington Examiner:

I can confirm the far-left has reason to worry, but people devoted to the Constitution and the rule of law do not…

The real beef the left has with originalists like Kavanaugh is they expect judges to do the job that leftists don’t like – the hard work of convincing their fellow citizens to voluntarily adopt their radical vision for America. Instead of persuasion, the left wants courts to force its vision down people’s throats.

“In selecting Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump nominated ‘a judge’s judge’ to succeed Anthony Kennedy as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court,” said Project 21 Co-Chairman Stacy Washington, a nationally-syndicated talk radio host. “Judge Kavanaugh is an excellent choice with impeccable credentials. It is now up to the U.S. Senate to provide advice and consent. I look forward to closely watching its deliberative process.”

“Brett Kavanaugh has a record of sticking to his guns and protecting our constitutional values,” added Project 21 member Rich Holt, a political consultant who co-chairs the Ohio Center-Right Coalition meeting. “I have no doubt his tenure on the Court will strengthen the rights of all Americans over the next generation.” 

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There is Insanity In Falling in Holes

I wrote a mostly humorous book a few years ago about my adventures as an innkeeper over several years. In that book, I borrowed a piece of work about seeing a hole and falling into it…over and over, until one day perhaps, maybe we might escape the insanity and choose another street to walk down. Will you?

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost… I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place.
But, it isn’t my fault.
It still takes me a long time to get out.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in. It’s a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault. I get out immediately.

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

I walk down another street.”

By Portia Nelson

Unfortunately, this describes many folks today. They are incapable of the rational thought needed to first recognize the dangerous hole but more importantly to walk a different path to avoid and not be a part of the collective insanity that has swept across a once great nation. One of the problems of becoming separate from the insane masses is that you will be hated, persecuted, ridiculed, and left alone. Without the Spirit of Truth abiding in you, this life becomes difficult if not impossible.

Just today I read a man’s comments stating that all bureaucrats were liars. His words were “if they are moving their lips, they are lying.” If this person actually believed this, isn’t it insanity to seek help and solutions from those who, when their lips move, they are lying? For those wanting to “come out of her” the task can take a while and you can’t do it alone. It takes more power and strength than you alone are capable.

I once operated from the false and strong delusion that man-god’s government in this country was “of and by the people” thinking people meant me. Not so. People, in the context of the Constitution, is referring to the drafters of that paper and their posterity…not mine and ours. I am but their citizen slave – a nobody.

Like so many, I thought that if I played the political game, got involved, went through the right channels, connected with those with power, I could make a difference. I fell in that hole in the street for many years before one day I finally realized man’s world is full of corruption and is a rigged system in which only the powerful and well-connected criminals control. The insanity comes when we repeatedly think we can change the system by employing the rigged and corrupted system to do that.

A great contributor to this website, over the past few days, has shared with readers Scripture verses that help explain why a person who has the Spirit of Truth living within them, cannot be a part of Satan’s world which includes man’s corrupt and insane government.

Buckskinrider pointed out last evening that a house divided against itself cannot stand. This is wrongfully attributed to Abraham Lincoln as an original quote but in actuality, it comes from the Scriptures – Matthew 12:25: 25But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself, is brought to naught, and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”

If you examine the footnote that accompanies this Scripture, it clearly states: “The kingdom of Christ and the kingdom of the devil cannot consist together.”

The Kingdom of the devil has been at work since the creation of this earth. In Psalm 83, the Israelites are calling out to Yahweh asking him to pour out his wrath against those seeking to destroy them (the kingdom of Christ). In verse 5 it describes what those of the kingdom of the devil have done: “For they have consulted together in heart, and have made a league against thee.” It is what the kingdom of Satan does 24/7.

Because the kingdom of Yeshua and the kingdom of Satan cannot exist together, we are told in the Scriptures to not be a part of this world. False teachings over the centuries have brainwashed us to believe that God wants us to get involved in politics and work with and participate in the rigged and corrupt system (kingdom of the devil), that somehow we can transform the kingdom of the devil into the Kingdom of Christ by working within the kingdom of the devil.

In John’s visions of Revelation, in Chapter 17 we read about the Whore of Babylon that “sits upon many waters.” and has “…committed fornication with the kings of the earth.” Verse 13 tells us that the Whore and the kings and powers are conspiring together to ensure that the kingdom of the devil continues its rule over the earth as our Creator is allowing for a time – “These have one mind, and shall give their power and authority unto the beast.” There is but one way to accomplish what one may have in their mind to accomplish in this, man’s corrupt government, and that is to be a part of it. The Spirit of Truth within me is constantly telling me to “come out of Her,” to render unto Ceasar that which is Ceasar’s and unto Yahweh, that which is His. We can’t have it both ways. The house of Satan and the Kingdom of Christ cannot exist together. It will fall. His Words have told us so.

2 Corinthians 6:14 says, “Be not unequally yoked with the infidels: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” (Note: In today’s life as an American citizen, the term “infidel” carries an extremely negative connotation as a term used by radical terrorists in describing anyone who doesn’t believe and practice their form of Islam and must be killed. In the context of this particular translation of the 1599 Geneva Bible, the term infidel is intending to describe those who are not followers of Christ and/or who are doing the work of “the kingdom of the devil” in the attempted destruction of the Kingdom of Christ, i.e. the Whore of Babylon, the great beast that sits on many waters. You can’t play both sides.

Romans 12:2 instructs us to: “And fashion not yourselves like unto this world, but be ye changed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God is.”

I was a part of that world in my ignorance. Through the renewing of my mind, I find that in Ephesians 5:14: “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and stand up from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” I am thankful and blessed for the “light.”

Buckskinrider explains this transformation this way: “When you become filled with the spirit of Yeshua who removes the delusion and blindness from your eyes and ears, who turns you right side up and he shows you this world you then become unlike them of this world thus becoming their enemy. The enemy of those still of this world.. They hate you, they abandon you..They reject you..They reject the evidence of the irrefutable truths against this world of which they worship through various false paradigms, politics, philosophies, sciences, questionable knowledge, questionable scriptural interpretations.. Rejecting the evidence of their own delusion…

“Questionable associations with thieves and liars, scientists, evolutionists, fools, drinkers of fermented beverages who boast, for any cause is a misrepresentation of our duty here to our King Yeshua..”

When I decided my job here would be one of exposing the ignorance, blindness, corruption and the work of those attempting to sustain a “house divided,” some who used to be friends became my enemies. But that does not matter. I am no longer a part of the kingdom of the devil. My work is toward the Kingdom of Christ that I might, “..prove what that good, and acceptable and perfect will of God is.”

Simply put, you cannot change a corrupt system of Satan by working inside of and employing the rigged system thinking you can fix it. That is insanity. That hole in the street is very large and all-consuming. Some recognize it but yet still think they can get over it to the other side.

Try that other street. It’s pretty good over there.

Please read 2 Thessalonians 2:

 

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Open Thread – 9th Day, 7th Month, 2018

Programmed Insanity: We Keep Falling Into the Same Hole

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