Not to worry, train fans! When the Green New Deal passes, there will be no airlines, no air traffic, and no cars, so the only way to get around will be by trains, or walking (like that old saying, "Everything is within walking distance, if you have enough time"
This is just one of the examples of contradictions that the Left has to deal with---feminists vs. transgenders (who mostly happen to be men with men's physiques, men's greater physical abilities, etc.). Another contradiction involves Muslims. The Left loves them when they are in this country because they love multi-culturalism. But if they knew that many Muslims practice FGM--that scars a woman for life, and allow child marriage, they would not feel so happy about them.
A bigger question is--why does our Modern Society pay so much attention to men playing children's games? I was going to say US society, but the passion for rugby, cricket, pickleball, and soccer is worldwide. If you look at your local newspaper, you will find a 'sports section' filled to the brim with info on these games, with very few ads spaced in between the info. Turn to the other sections and you will find big ads taking up more space than the stories. Why? Because sports gets more attention than 'world news'
How ironic! I just finished listening to a podcast from the Library of Economics and Freedom, 'Econtalk' where they talk of the placebo effect. They mentioned a famous scientist--Nils Bohr or Einstein, who had a horse shoe over his door. Someone asked him, 'You don't really believe in that, do you?' to which he responded, "I've heard it brings you luck, whether you believe in it or not" And this reminds me of how many people read their daily horoscope in their newspaper.
The second chapter of Peter's first letter talks about this: verse 14 says governors punish evildoers, verse 17 tells us to 'honor the king' and verse 20 talks of suffering for our own faults, that that is of not worthy. Check this website's 'Online Bible" to find them and many sermons on each verse.
Paul did set an example when dealing with King Agrippa, that he tried to persuade him to be a Christian. But I don't think the purpose of praying for those in authority is so that they become Christians. I think it was for them to be able to do their jobs, so that we (Christians) can live a peaceful and quiet life. One of their duties was to punish evildoers, and Peter said that those who suffer for doing wrong are not worthy of our attention (well, out goes those prison ministries!) because those in power wield the sword for that purpose.
"Trump: Warren should be jailed for lying" that would be the headline I would like to see. Haven't others been put in jail for nothing more than lying to Congress? If that were applied, a lot of Congress 'critters' would be in jail. Even better--they should send a SWAT team and the FBI to Warren's house to take her to jail. How did she lie? Well, by constantly telling people she was "Indian" even as recently as writing in her own poor handwriting in 1985. Of course, for humor purposes, it might be good to see her paired with the bartender for VP!
When the neo-con publication, Weekly Standard, closed recently, a few of their staff found employ at one of the major liberal news media, and suddenly, the Tiger did Change his Stripes--they became as liberal as their coworkers. Moral of story: there is no way to 'infiltrate' or 'penetrate' the hard-rock walls that liberals stand behind. Reporting today--whether on your local TV station, local newspaper, or main stream sources--is all about Advocacy. Take a subject like traffic--will they bring in experts from free-market think-tanks like Heritage or Cato or the Heartland Institute to stand their words against the ones coming out from Brookings or any other liberal source? When was the last time you saw a fair debate on any issue by the media. PBS is no better, their 'Frontline' program has not touched what happened in Libya where the US ambassador was killed under former President Obama. Think hard here--do you think that for one minute that would happen under current President Trump? Why not?
I would not trust CNN as a source for any information. Better to check out blogs that deal with Cuba, which runs Maduro anyway. Remember he is just a former bus driver, head of the bus drivers union. Think of someone as smart and wise as Jimmy Hoffa running this country! Exile Cubans, esp. in Miami, are very excited about the US sending military forces into Venezuela like they did to Noriega in Panama. They hope that, if they knock down Maduro, Cuba will be kaput, since Venezuela support the Cuban economy. Unfortunately, it might mean another wave of Cuban exiles rushing to the US. Democrats might not like them since they usually vote Republican when they get here. President Trump went to FIU in Miami to talk up the Venezuela issue and got a lot of support from his Cuban exile friends there.
It is good to see the WSJ gets its chance here, though I would not say they are a conservative organ. They favor unlimited immigration to keep wages low on all jobs, which their Big Money sponsors have to pay for. The case of Disney must always be remembered in any discussion of immigration, since they fired all their Info Tech staff so they could replace them with Asians who would do the same job, if not better, for a lower wage. If you or your children were hoping to make a career in that field, well, be ready to be demoted or fired outright. Thanks WSJ! USA has Medicare for all 'seasoned citizens' over 65, and Medicaid for the poor (or those who just don't want to work). Are you filling out your taxes? Notice the 'Earned Income Credit'? That's another socialist move--to redistribute income from the wealthy to those who just have children and don't want to work too much to support them. Look at the EIC tables in the 1040 instructions, and you will see it makes no sense for someone with 3 or 4 children to get a well paying job when the EIC will make up for much of it. Besides, the more you make, the greater is the percent of taxes you pay. But our former bartender is just a mouth piece for old fogeys like Bernie--who may not live to run for President again!
Gallup Surveys did not ask any Christians, who would have told them their Good Book tells them to pray for those in authority. And, if you think back to the Days of the Apostles and the Early Church, those govts were not democratic at all, and frequently were oppressing the Church.
Fires may be caused by slipshod attention to proper rules and regulations, caused by employees partaking of the material being grown (either before or after work). They should start putting out new Safety Posters like the ones that tell you to wear your hard hat on a construction site; the new ones would say things like "Don't come to work stoned"
I like this story but had to check the source first--the Washington Free Beacon. It reminded me too much of a similar publication by the sodomite crowd. I would like to believe this poll, but I still doubt any of those voters who are registered as Democrats will vote against any Democrat candidate. What this story might be doing is preparing the campaign for those Democrats. It means they will not mention abortion when election time comes up, but will instead say, "I support a woman's right to choose (to kill her baby if she doesn't want it)" or "I support a woman's right to have control over her body (except for the 50 percent of the aborted babies who are female).
I like this move and think it is in order. The impact of illegal aliens flooding into this country willy nilly is not well covered by ABC or any other network. Just this morning I heard a guy speak of his femur being broken from a hit-and-run accident. I bet a dollar the other driver was an illegal alien. The same with other crimes that are not being reported because they still feel afraid to speak to the police. Today, with the wide-ranging tracking of everything you do on a phone or computer, you can never tell when your reporting something might result in retaliation. Also, I think there have been many other 'national emergencies' declared by previous presidents, but the mainstream media will not mention them. In a short TV or radio bit, how could they?
Thanks, "June" for that info. I think the Baptist church groups mentioned are black ones, not the Southern Baptist Convention. (Just in case you wonder--there are black Baptist groups? check the last Presidential campaign for Hillary Clinton's speech at their meeting--the huge hall in their convention had to be reduced because few people showed up). Then, on to the story--I have never heard of it's source, Pulpit and Pen, so the sentence about mainstream media not covering the story brought me up short. Why would they say that? How would they know? How would they prove it--go through a dozen or so major mainstream media channels for hours on TV and pages and pages of print newspapers and websites to make sure this story did not show up? I am not complaining of their lack of attention, but just wondering how they can use a 'throwaway' phrase like that so easily. Now then, IF I accept it as true, then let me suggest a reason--when it comes to religion, 'mainstream media' will not touch it with a ten-foot pole! They don't want to promote one thing over another, or get people excited by taking the wrong tack, well, except for knocking Christianity for being anti-sodomite, anti-high tax states, anti-socialism, etc.
I think this is about England. In the good ol' USA, this has existed for a long time, though many don't even bother getting married before moving in together. I wonder if England will look into child marriages, something common among Muslims.
Thanks, 'Chris..' for the clock info. All these state legislatures taking actions in favor of abortion really make you wonder about the good ol' USA. They definitely make the point--New York most of all--that any action the Supreme Court takes against abortion can be turned around at the state level. Sure, it would reduce the number of abortions, but not eliminate it. What is especially interesting about New York's case is the large number of Catholics there, who mostly are Democrats. They are not letting their religion affect their political choices. Maybe they are 'asleep at the wheel' and haven't noticed the connection. Maybe their priests don't want to upset them by saying anything about it during their homilies. I point this out to ask all the strong abortion opponents who worked hand in hand with Catholic groups opposed to abortion. The moral of the story: Catholics can say one thing on paper but act very different when it comes time to vote. Hank Hanegraaf at the Bible Answer Man program had put out a series of articles about Catholics and one I thought was helpful was about them being 'cultural Catholics' which describes the New York state ones well.