Mark, tell the Australians at the world is cooling, they had the hottest year on record last year and that's because it beat it out the year before. Their bush fires aren't helpful so called global cooling. ūüĒ•
Adriel, I am not entirely hostile too global heating, there certainly nothing in the Bible that man couldn't be a partaker in it. But, as always pointed out I am against global pollution, and just as a bonus point, controlling that would also help control global warming if it does exist -- which there is a good chance that it does. ‚Ěó
.... "In South Los Angeles, where Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital serves low-income communities populated with grocery clerks and bus drivers who live in crowded households and are forced to mix with the public every day, infection rates are far higher. In Los Angeles County, roughly 15 percent of coronavirus tests in recent days are positive; at a testing site on the hospital‚Äôs campus, the rate is about 25 percent.
"As a result, the burden of the surge is much heavier at that hospital than those in wealthier areas of Los Angeles. According to recent statistics, 66 percent of the hospital‚Äôs capacity was taken up by Covid-19 patients ‚ÄĒ making it, in effect, the epicenter of the epicenter. Across town, on the whiter and richer West Side, 11 percent of Ronald Reagan U.C.L.A. Medical Center‚Äôs bed capacity was filled with coronavirus patients.
"Officials at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, where most patients are on Medicaid or uninsured, say they are struggling to transfer patients to bigger hospitals when they need a high level of care, such as neurosurgery or a cardiac procedure...."
great to turn to the Bible, but the book of Luke and the parable of the Good Samaritan don't get much mentioned in White churches.‚ĚóūüĎé
Quint Forgey wrote: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decided it would not grant the Harvest Rock Church‚Äôs request for relief in time for holiday services....
‚ÄúEven if we need more time to consider the pending motion in full,‚ÄĚ O‚ÄôScannlain wrote, ‚Äúwe should have granted the church at least the temporary relief it needs to ensure that its members can exercise freely the fundamental right to practice their Christian religion on one of the most sacred Christian days of the year.‚ÄĚ
excerpt from,"Federal court declines church‚Äôs bid to lift California Covid restrictions by Christmas"
California judges aren't budging on churches very much. Considering the seriousness of the pandemic in California it's not overly surprising.
15. It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. -- https://tinyurl.com/has82mk (NASB)
Now, while Dave was excellent in explaining why you can't mix politics and religion, I will warn you of the two things that he was what I believe in error in, rejecting predestination and using the King James Bible ‚ĚóūüĎé Thankfully, there is no mention about predestination anyway in his following article, which is quite good!
Dave Hunt wrote: At this time of year we are reminded repeatedly of Christ's birth. Yet in most reminders the purpose of His coming to earth is perverted or obscured. It would almost seem that Christ came into the world not "to save sinners" but to give retail sales a huge boost at the end of each year; and to give "Christians" a mirthful holiday season with ample excuse to overindulge in rich foods and strong drink. Honor to Christ becomes so confused with the festivities that even non-Christians can heartily join in the celebration.
Joel Achenbach wrote: ...Wear a mask. Keep your distance. Wash your hands. Avoid crowds. Outside is better than inside. Fauci delivers that mantra every time he gives an interview, which is many times a day. He repeatedly cites scientific evidence or the lack of it. He is not hesitant to say that there are things we still don‚Äôt understand about this virus. And he has issued warning after warning: Take this thing seriously. It‚Äôs dangerous. We have to stay vigilant. And he says it again and again.
Paradoxically, this grim talk can be soothing, in part because of the way he delivers it: He doesn‚Äôt emanate fear. Disinformation, bunk and ideologically driven magical thinking have so thoroughly contaminated our information streams that people are desperate to find a safe harbor where two plus two is still four. That makes Fauci a national resource: His currency is trustworthiness....
excerpt from,"Fauci‚Äôs Christmas Eve: Turning 80 and fighting the pandemic"ūüĎć
And here's a song that that refers to some more Bible verses
For rest ye merry, gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember, Christ, our Saviour Was born on Christmas day To save us all from Satan's power When we were gone astray O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy ..... "Fear not then," said the Angel, "Let nothing you affright, This day is born a Saviour Of a pure Virgin bright, To free all those who trust in Him From Satan's power and might." O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy .... Now to the Lord sing praises, All you within this place, And with true love and brotherhood Each other now embrace; This holy tide of Christmas All other doth deface. O tidings of comfort and joy, Comfort and joy O tidings of comfort and joy
Some of the important verses from "God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen"
Yes you're hear this song often enough in this 25 minute version of "A Christmas Carol"
Linton Besser wrote: .... Johnson had dislodged his predecessor Theresa May, sledging her pact with Brussels as an "absolute stinker", but it turned out he'd traded away even more.
His deal was forecast to dent UK growth by 6.7 per cent (May's would cost only 2.1), and for all the pugnacious talk of defending the UK's sovereignty, it abandoned Northern Ireland to EU customs rules....
excerpt from,"Boris Johnson yields to reality, but Brexit will come back to haunt Britain"
I heard on the BBC that many details of the agreement hadn't been made public, I wonder what will happen when they are?
"Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen accounted for 7,400 murders of Christians. Boko Haram committed 4000 killings of Christians. ‚ÄėHighway Bandits‚Äô who separated Christians from Muslims on buses and then killed the Christians committed over 200 murders.
"Fulani Jihadists are now the world‚Äôs deadliest terrorist group. Five Nigerian Christians are massacred every day by Fulani and Boko Haram Jihadists."
I think the Secretary of State, Pompeo has paid some attention to this recently?
ABC/wires wrote: More than 1,600 days after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, a final trade deal has been agreed that will avoid border and economic chaos on New Year's Day. Key points:
‚ÄĘ Some 1,664 days since the 2016 Brexit referendum, a final trade deal has been agreed to by the UK an the European Union ‚ÄĘ The deal will ensure tariff and quota free trade between the two that makes up half of nearly $1bn in yearly commerce ‚ÄĘ The deal still needs approval from the UK parliament and the 27 EU member states....
excerpt from, "Brexit deal reached between UK and European Union ahead of New Year's Day deadline"‚ĚóūüĎć
Even if Rand Paul is a doctor his specialty isn't in infectious diseases‚ĚóūüĎé
Marlowe Hood wrote: .... According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in Seattle, Washington, 55,000 lives could be saved in the United States over the next four months if a policy of universal mask use were adopted.
The Institute's modellers -- who accurately predicted in mid-July that Covid-19 deaths in the US would top 224,000 by November 1 -- project 561,000 deaths on current trends by April 1, 2021....
Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated its Covid-19 guidance on masks to recommend they be worn indoors in the presence of other people if ventilation is inadequate....
excerpt from, "Masks block 99.9% of large Covid-linked droplets: study"
The SA article is interesting as are the comments to it. The same is true for the following article. ‚ĚóūüĎć
Warren Throckmorton wrote: .... UPDATE: Julie Roys has an article out on Sunday
with reporting that people at Grace are being discouraged from telling anyone about their COVID diagnosis. She also has much more documentation of GCC members and staff who have COVID. It seems pretty clear that MacArthur‚Äôs rosy picture of a church meeting indoors without caution and without cases of COVID is false....
excerpt from,"Another COVID-19 Outbreak at John MacArthur‚Äôs Grace Community Church ‚Äď UPDATED"
There are several people in the same situation such as the governor of Alabama. People shouldn't be exposed to such abuse ‚ĚóūüĎé
Bente Birkeland wrote: A top employee of Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems, Eric Coomer, has sued the campaign of President Donald Trump, as well as a number of high-level campaign surrogates and pro-Trump media outlets, for defamation....
excerpt from,"Dominion Voting Systems Employee Sues Trump Campaign And Allies For Defamation"