Carl Joling wrote: The judge in that case concluded that courts lack scientific, economic and technological resources that agencies can use to determine climate policy and it was best left in their hands.
excerpt from, SA article
I got news for that judge he isn't going to get the information from any government agencies either or some of the more important ones
Phil McCausland wrote: .... Now, as the EPA prepares its report on those standards later this month, 20 of those scientists are meeting independently to release their own assessment of current air pollution levels, with a focus on the particles from fossil fuels that can make people sick.
These scientists and researchers, former members of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) on particulate matter, said the EPA has stripped the panel down to its core seven members, who are ill-equipped to set air quality standards and donât have the time to do it...
excerpt from,"Fired EPA scientists to release air pollution report they say agency unqualified to issue"
Keith E. Whittington wrote: .... Is it constitutionally acceptable for the House speaker to initiate an impeachment âby means of nothing more than a press conferenceâ? https://tinyurl.com/yyg9grwwa In short, yes....
excerpt from, "Must the House Vote to Authorize an Impeachment Inquiry?"
Of course what is politically wise can be a whole different story â
The truth of many articles are fairly self-evident, Mike, as is the untruth. If you don't like what you see check another source.
The Catholic church already has ordained priests who are married.
Eastern rites priests of the Catholic Church and Anglican priests who became Catholic.
The RCC need people to perform the "magic" act of the Mass
John MacArthur wrote: .... Scripture does not waver on the finality of Christâs sacrifice on our behalf. He came to make a one-time offering for sin, never to be repeated. It was a contrast to the Mosaic covenant, which necessitated a system of near-constant sacrifices. But none of the Old Testament sacrifices could actually atone for sin. They could only serve as a reminder of Godâs deliverance and foreshadow Christâs final sacrifice which would conquer sin.
In the practice of the mass, the Roman Catholic Church has reinstituted an unbiblical system of repeated sacrifices, blaspheming Christ and perverting His work on the cross.
How important is the mass to Catholicism? The Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to it as âthe source and summit of the Christian life.â That is to say, it is the origin and the high point of the Catholic faith. Itâs not peripheralâitâs the heart and soul of the entire system....
--- "Exposing the Heresies of the Catholic Church: The Mass"
Joanna Kakissis wrote: .... "It's a blessed location," says Nouchoutidis, 67, reminiscing in his living room, under a watercolor painting of a ship. "It's across from the Suez Canal. It's deep enough for big ships. And it's my home. My father worked here," he says. "We didn't have machines back then. We used to load everything onto the boats with our own hands â bags of clothes, leather goods and knitwear made in Greece, all bound for North America and Australia."
But by the time Nouchoutidis retired, in 2010, the port was about to take on a new identity: China's main gateway to Europe. That's the year the state-owned China Ocean Shipping Co., known as COSCO, started buying stakes in the port of Piraeus. Six years later, the company controlled the port....
In September 2017, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed new investment screening measures for foreign state-owned companies that want "to purchase a European harbor, part of our energy infrastructure or a defense technology firm."
"It is a political responsibility to know what is going on in our own backyard so we can protect our collective security," Juncker said....
---"Chinese Firms Now Hold Stakes In Over A Dozen European Ports"
John MacArthur wrote: Spurgeon went on to say, âPopery is contrary to Christâs gospel and is the Antichrist. And we ought to pray against it. It should be the daily prayer of every believer that Antichrist might be hurled like a millstone into the flood, and for Christ because it wounds Christ, because it robs Christ of its glory, because it puts sacramental efficacy in the place of His atonement and lifts a piece of bread into the place of the Savior and a few drops of water into the place of the Holy Spirit, and puts a mere fallible man like ourselves up as the vicar of Christ on Earth. If we pray against it, because it is against Him, we shall love the persons though we hate their errors. We shall love their souls though we loath and detest their dogmas. And so the breath of our prayers will be sweetened because we turn our faces toward Christ when we pray.â
Mike Intemperate speech is never a qualification for a Christian teacher. đ He was busy attacking positions on such things as abortion which many people would considered conservative.
Carlos Mureithi wrote: .... Rwandaâs telecommunications regulator revoked the license of Mr. Schoofâs radio station in 2018 after it had aired a sermon in which a pastor was heard denigrating women, by calling them evil, the regulator said. Rwanda has exerted strong control over the media since the 1994 genocide, which was partly incited by inflammatory radio broadcasts.
Mr. Schoof took the matter to court, but he said that the case has not been heard. In his statement, Mr. Schoof said that the pastorâs sermon about âevilâ women had been taken out of context. He said the pastor had been preaching about bad churches â not bad women â and that the local media had parroted the governmentâs mischaracterization....
excerpt from, "U.S. Pastor Arrested in Rwanda Has Criticized Government for âHeathen Practicesâ"
The country probably still has a strong Catholic overlay. He was using speech that even that the British would find questionable done by a non-citizen of their country.
The SA article gave some good warnings on what people should do about appeals for money!
2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ. ---ESV (2001)
Jamieson, Fausset and Brown Bible commentary wrote: Â Â 17. not as manyâ (2 Corinthians 11:18Â Philippians 2:21). Rather, "theÂ many," namely,Â theÂ false teachers of whom he treats (tenth through twelfth chapters, especiallyÂ 2 Corinthians 11:13Â 1 Thessalonians 2:3).Â Â Â Â Â which corruptâGreek,Â "adulterating, as hucksters do wine for gain" (Isaiah 1:22Â 2 Corinthians 4:2Â 2 Peter 2:3, "MakeÂ merchandiseÂ of you").Â Â Â Â Â as of sincerity .Â .Â . as of Godâas one speaking from (out of) sincerity, as from (that is, by the command of, and so in dependence on) God.Â Â Â Â Â in Christ'sâas united to Him in living membership, and doing His work (compareÂ 2Co 12:19). TheÂ wholeÂ Gospel must be delivered such as it is, without concession to men's corruptions, and without selfish aims, if it is to be blessed with success (Ac 20:27).
Neil, I'm going to point out one of the more interesting things of my comments about "strange bedfellows," is supposedly incongruous connection between evangelicals and Trump. I think you already know that I did vote for Trump, unfortunately I didn't vote for Hillary either, which at least would added one more vote to her already majority in the 2016 election. Here is an article that came out in 2016. It seems to be more and more true unfortunately.
Sarah Pulliam Bailey wrote: .... Some leaders are worried about the lasting impact this election will have inside churches. Russell Moore, who leads the Southern Baptist Conventionâs political advocacy arm, is deeply concerned about the impact of Christian leaders who defended Trump and the potential damage it has had within churches, especially among women and younger evangelicals.... .... âTrump has been a candidate where one could say, âIs there no point at which you wonât vote for the Republicans?â â Silk said. âI think thatâs whatâs given away the extent to which personal identity for religious conservatives and churchgoers has become wrapped up in Republicanism.â
ABC Radio News Online wrote: .... The California Highway Patrol is reminding drivers that if a traffic light is flashing, treat it as a stop sign intersection. If the light is out, treat as an all-way stop.
excerpt from, "Power restored to some CA homes, but hundreds of thousands remain in the dark to reduce wildfire risk"
Bloomberg wrote: â˘ Secretary of State Rex Tillerson refused to interfere in case â˘ 2017 episode bears hallmarks of Trump approach to Ukraine call .... It isnât clear whether Trump considered his request for Tillerson to intervene to be improper or was just testing the bounds of what he could do as president on an issue that could provide diplomatic benefits while also helping Giuliani, a longtime supporter. The Oval Office meeting occurred in the second half of 2017 and Giuliani wasnât the presidentâs personal lawyer at the time, as he is now....
excerpt from, "Trump Urged Top Aide to Help Giuliani Client Facing DOJ Charges"
Another that is more politician then preacherâđ
John 18:36 Jesus answered, âMy Kingdom is not of this world. If my Kingdom were of this world, then my servants would fight, that I wouldnât be delivered to the Jews. But now my Kingdom is not from here.â
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94tÂ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6 (Christians and Politics, Part 3)
"Politics make for some strange bedfellows "Mr. Trump should look out that he may start creating some strange alliances đ
Peter Weber wrote: President Trump may believe his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria to let Turkey invade the area, currently held by America's Kurdish allies, is wise, but few of his regular allies agree with him. Top Republicans in Congress publicly criticized Trump for betraying the de facto U.S. ground forces that routed the Islamic State, and even stalwart supporters like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee rebuked Trump for abandoning the Kurds....
excerpt from, "Evangelical Christian leaders are 'absolutely appalled' Trump would 'betray' Syria's Kurds"
And I pointed out earlier in another thread:
"Mike Evans is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with 96 published books. He is the founder of Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem of which the late President Shimon Peres, Israelâs ninth president, was the chair. He also serves on the Trump Evangelical Faith Initiative." Which was pointed out in the article---
https://tinyurl.com/y6jtzmv8 (Kurds are the Evangelicals of the Muslim world)đ
He got the leader of the Tennessee Democrats thinking anyway,
Mary Mancini, the chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party wrote: .... Regardless of how you believe it got there, there is a spark within each of us that connects us to one another. On Thursday, we can acknowledge the connection and open our hearts to higher levels of empathy and compassion for those who are suffering, hurt, frightened, or frustrated. Above all, we can use this day to act, or pledge to act....
excerpt from, "Join in Tennessee's Day of Prayer to pray for the poor, the marginalized and for better leadership..."
Ms Mancini should however that getting right with God --or whoever, whatever she believes the universe is under the control of, queer behavior needs to be changedâ
It's not just small farmers causing deforestation of the Amazon
Christopher Ingraham wrote: Brazilâs cattle ranchers are clear-cutting and burning the rainforest amid a surge in beef exports.... .... Cattle ranchers in the Brazilian Amazon â the storied rainforest that produces oxygen for the world and modulates climate â are aggressively expanding their herds and willing to clear-cut the forest and burn whatâs left to make way for pastures. As a result, theyâve become the single biggest driver of the Amazonâs deforestation, causing about 80 percent of it, according to the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
excerpt from, "How beef demand is accelerating the Amazonâs deforestation and climate peril"
England is trying to get some of us Land reforested anyway. Destruction of forests around the world is a big problem