Jeremy Venook wrote: Those Indian Business Partners
It didnât take long after the election for President Trump to be seen in public with international business partners. According to a November 19 article in The New York Times, Trump took a break from his transition schedule to meet with three Indian real-estate executives who are currently building a Trump-branded apartment complex in Mumbai. According to both Trump and the Indian businessmen, the meeting was essentially congratulatory in nature; a picture posted by one of the executives on Twitter shows the four men smiling broadly and giving a thumbs-up to the camera. However, that the meeting happened in the first place suggests that Trump does not currently have any qualms about forestalling official state business for personal business.
On top of that, the meeting raises questions in the blind-trust realm as well. The president himself was not the only member of his family there; two Facebook photos show that Ivanka and Eric Trump both attended the meeting...
Has Trump used his business connections to benefit Christians in India?
David Brooks wrote: .... If I'm Joe Biden, I don't think the vice presidential pick matters that much in getting elected or not elected. What it really matters is in governing. He needs someone who can help him govern. He needs someone who can make sure that there is no gigantic civil war between moderates and people on the left within his administration.
He needs somebody who maybe can take over on a moment's notice. And so I would focus on that. Now, are there women color who can do that? Obviously. Maybe Mayor Bottoms. I don't know. I think there's a â there's a lot of people who could fit that bill.
And so I think he has a lot of great options. But I just would say it's about governing, not about running.
excerpt from,"Shields and Brooks on Boltonâs book claims, Juneteenth amid racial unrest"
Actually, Adriel, a Democrat has a very good chance of winning the Presidency. Many of Trump supporters voted for him as a joke. Many of those voters in 2016 now realize that the joke was on them--and they are not happy about it âđ
Sounds like the threats are over. They have banned this channel. Jewish children will no longer accidentally come across it. But parents should still have closer oversight on what their children are looking at---for good or ill âđ
https://tinyurl.com/y8h7xd7c (Israel cancels 'God TV's Evangelical Christian channel)
Phil Johnson wrote: And listen to evangelical activists in public, secular forums arguing against same-sex unions or gay-rights legislation. Theyâll bend over backward to make rational and philosophical argumentsâwhile they assiduously avoid stating plainly that homosexuality is wrong because the Bible says itâs wrong. That systematically knocks the foundation of biblical authority out from under the point we need to make....
And when Christian politicians make moral arguments that are bereft of any appeal to Scriptureâespecially when they lean on rational, philosophical, and pragmatic arguments and deliberately downplay the authority of Scriptureâwhat they are doing is actually counterproductive and detrimental to the Christian message....
28. Even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29. being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil habits, secret slanderers, 30. backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31. without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32. who, knowing the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also approve of those who practice them.
Jeremy Duda,Â Isaac Stanley-Becker andÂ Chelsea JanesÂ wrote: .... Arizona has emerged as an epicenter of the early summer coronavirus crisis as the outbreak has expanded, flaring across new parts of the country and, notably, infecting more young people.
Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, is recording as many as 2,000 cases a day, âeclipsing the New York City boroughs even on their worst days,â warned a Wednesday brief by disease trackers at Childrenâs Hospital of Philadelphia, which observed, âArizona has lost control of the epidemic.â...
excerpt from, (How Arizona âlost control of the epidemicâ)
Yes, Mike, I'm not going to any bars ---which I don't go to when there isn't a pandemic around. or churches for the time being. And when get out a vaccination hopefully I can get to church again. But I'm happy that some of the good churches here in Lincoln are on the internet.
Actually, the one that was reporting on Texas was not from the CDC but from Australia I think they have done a much better job of containing the virus than the United States has âđđŁď¸đˇ
The Australian broadcasting corporation one:
On another thread about English churches
I remember reading another article, which said that the CDC had been gutted anyway. I should probably try to find that article.
Chrisgp from England wrote: .... When shops and even pubs are full, (no doubt with illicit singing, when people have had too much), it is iniquitous, that we are told how we are to worship. Will this still be the case next year? I hope not.
ABC.net.au wrote: .... In Texas there were 5,996 new cases on Thursday and Republican Governor Greg Abbott put off lifting restrictions while placing a ban on elective surgeries in some places to preserve hospital space.
Mr Abbott announced that he was closing bars, stopping river-rafting, and ordering restaurants to return to half capacity to try to stem the outbreak.
"It is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars," he said in a statement....
excerpt from,"US coronavirus cases reach biggest single-day increase of pandemic"đˇâŁď¸
Mike, this seems to be an all-season virus. It is picking up strength during Australia's winter. we're going to have problems if it in the summertime because of people traveling between states. especially states that have high percentages of this virus to ones with lower percentages. social distancing, hand washing, and wearing masks about the only things that are going to help until a vaccine gets made.
Bill Schammert wrote: US Fatality Rates
Five Highest Connecticut: 9.4% Michigan: 8.9% New York: 8.0% New Jersey: 7.7% Pennsylvania: 7.4%
Five Lowest Utah: 0.87% South Dakota: 1.31% Arkansas: 1.38% Nebraska: 1.41% Tennessee: 1.49%
Nebraska Fatality Rates Age: Total Deaths (Fatality Rate)
Most of the findings here are consistent with work from other researchers. We're already fairly sure about issues like whether lockdowns are effective and how social distancing and face mask use limit the rate of the virus's spread. But LĂłpez and RodĂł put some quantitative weight behind the idea of gradual reopenings, which are being tried in a number of US states. "Gradual deconfinement strategies always result in a lower number of infections and deaths," they conclude, "when compared to the sudden release of moderate to large portions of the population."
The other thing that is clear is that we're going to be engaged in an extended struggle with our own indifference and frustrations. "The use of social distancing, face masks, gloves, and other individual protection measures has a massive impact in reducing the current peak of active cases," ... "but diminished awareness over time of the threats of the pandemic may result in a new larger second epidemic wave."
The other thing that's clear from these models is that ending lockdowns while case numbers are still high is dangerous and can extend the ongoing peak....
--"Slow relaxation of COVID-19 rules helps push recurrence back"
Peggy Noonan, work for Ronald Reagan I believe as a speech writer. she's been a columnist for the Wall Street journal for 20 years. she is hardly a liberal and she does have some good advice for Joe Biden.
Peggy Noonan wrote: .... itâs always possible Joe Biden will awaken to the moment weâre in, see that a leader isnât someone who sits back in a sunny, well-appointed suburban room and watches, passively, as dramatic events unfold. He could emerge as a real leader with a series of statements putting forth guiding principles to weather our crises. We have problems with race, problems with the police. What rearrangements should be made? How do we make them nonviolently, democratically? What is the meaning of history? What is a statue? What is socialism? What is the path? ...
Silence is short-term shrewd. Rising to the occasion, taking a chance, making a gamble when everything is going your way but the country needs moreâthat is long-term wise. And wise always beats shrewd in the end....
excerpt from, "The Week It Went South for Trump"
QC, it is always good to do that especially if you have a politician from either party attending your church
ABC.net.au wrote: President Donald Trump has promised to use the full force of the law on those who vandalise or destroy historical monuments across the US.
â˘President Donald Trump's actions were prompted by the recent vandalism of a statue of former President Andrew Jackson
â˘Twitter hid another of Mr Trumpâs tweets behind its 'public interest' notice
â˘Mr Trump signed a newly-built portion of a wall on the border the US shares with Mexico
He said he would sign an executive order that would allow for the arrest of anyone caught defacing a commemoration to an armed services member on federal land, even though the government already had that power under the 2003 Veterans Memorial Act.
excerpt from,"US President Donald Trump cracks down on statue vandals, signs Mexico border wall, reprimanded by Twitter"
Andrew Jackson was a stinker. However, he put off the Civil War for 30 years by facing down the South Carolinians.