Agree with Wayfarer. Here was what CDC said in March: "One important reason to discourage widespread use of face masks is to preserve limited supplies for professional use in health-care settings. Universal face mask use in the community has also been discouraged with the argument that face masks provide no effective protection against coronavirus infection."
So here, the "scientists" lied (contra 9th Commandment) in order to protect the mask supply. Going forward, why should we believe such authorities the next time they claim to speak as "scientists?"
If my upper middle-class childhood is at all indicative, I think the "Greatest Generation" failed their children by refusing to take spiritual truths seriously. Instead, children were "outsourced" to dumbed-down, babysitting Sunday Schools once a week and secularized public schools indifferent (at best) to Christianity, while colleges were infected with the fanatical religion of thieves, Marxism.
Two generations later, we should not be surprised at what we see.
Look at the many photos of Americans taken (as propaganda for the New Deal) by the Farm Security Administration during the Depression. The "privileged" white families depicted, often with many kids, were dirt poor and lived day-to-day, often as migrant agricultural workers. They may not have smiled, but were they miserable enough to whine or riot? No. This is a standard Progressive/Marxist fallacy, that a hard life necessarily leads to anger, rioting, etc. E.g.: https://www.loc.gov/item/2017800286/
"Lurker" is right; today, they're a bunch of spoiled punks who never experienced real, 3rd World or Dust-Bowl level poverty.
Mike wrote: In my neck of the woods, it's astounding how inexpensive it is. 10000 gallons costs about $29.
No wonder; your state is blessed with an excellent water source. No water, no civilization. The US Southwest is more problematic; LA got its water supply by ethically dubious acts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Water_Wars
AZ could do better by growing more drought-resistant crops. Water subsidies are easy politics but bad conservation. Being conservatives who hate waste, we harvest rainwater, which Tucson encourages, but are not self-sufficient. Our tanks were made in Australia, an indication of its importance there.
Carl in Asheville wrote: From "know all" Wikipedia: Virginia is a feminine given name derived from the Ancient Roman family name Virginius,..
According to Wikipedia, Virginia was originally named after Wingina, possibly a local ruler's name. The Elizabeth I, being modest as she was, changed its name to suggest her title "Virgin Queen."
It was Elizabeth who was responsible for the compromised, "Something for Everybody" Church of England which so annoyed many Puritans and Separatists. Ever since, it has been a political animal subject to the whims of kings and Parliaments.
And capitalists sell Reds the rope to hang us. Henry Ford and Armand Hammer were early examples of Western industrialists cozying up and doing business with Bolshevik butchers. Plus, the foundations they endowed also have Progressive ideology.
Walter Christie, not an industrialist but an inventor, was another sellout. After his radical tank design was rejected by the US Army, he smuggled it (contra US export law) to the Soviet Union, which evolved it into the famous T-34 after rectifying several flaws.
Mike wrote: For your sake, determine where you are in it
Jim's post about Cruz's alleged Dominionism is merely a Red Herring, which is often the case with his attacks on Republicans. You don't have be a Dominionist to have objections to Children's Television Workshop.
Jim Lincoln wrote: I see somebody decided to take my nom de plume.
The term "nom de plume" is not associated with ciphers who merely echo other people's ideas, but those who have literary talent.
Sesame Street is one of those clumsy, foolish Progressive educational projects from the "Great Society" era which was supposed be more edifying than Bugs Bunny. Irony is, Warner Bros. cartoons often had allusions to high culture in their music and gags.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Martin Luther King Jr gave an elegant response to mixing religion and politics.
MLK commends Christians involving themselves in his civil rights protests. Sounds like the very thing you denounce, mixing religion and politics, for civil rights was very much a political issue that touched on inferences from Scripture.
As seen on other posts, you want *conservative* Christians to stay away from politics, not Modernists like MLK.
Chrisgp from England wrote: .. China has abolished its own currency, and replaced it with a fully cashless and integrated computerised electronic crypto currency.
I can confirm that: a coworker recently vacationed in China and said he found it difficult to pay cash even for fast food. He didn't say whether individual Chinese have abandoned their traditional preference for gold (well-founded, IMHO), or if they merely put up with this.
But I don't think Britain had any real choice in ceding Hong Kong back to China, for the original treaty was unequal, and in any case, the Royal Navy is pathetically weak; even Japan's, supposedly for littoral self-defense, has more ships.
Humble One wrote: I have never heard of this person, nor this website. Are they real or is this more 'fake news'?
So far as I know, he's as real as any other preachers with Internet presence. But see for yourself and look him up. Seems sound to me.
Normally I cringe when I hear preachers allude to Gnosticism, which many carelessly attribute to ideas they don't like, but here, he may be onto something. I might label it "solipsism."
In a recent YouTube he discusses his experience working with "white" churches striving for racial reconciliation, while "black" churches consider him some sort of traitor for "fraternizing" like this. Depressing.
Mike wrote: I consider myself fortunate that I have neither Yankee nor Confederate heritage.
Alas, I consider myself unfortunate that I live in a country where Biblical Christianity is discredited by a fringe who want to turn back the clock to an indefensible, widely-hated social order. This has not just been online, either. Some people I know are alumni and supporters of a school which once was a notorious holdout of segregationism: BJU.
I feel like I'm trying to fight a battle alongside the Three Stooges in my trench, who shoot me and themselves in the feet.