Joseph Choi wrote: The Church released a statement today congratulating United States President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The Church also thanks President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for their public service.
Church Leaders Congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden
The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles issued a statement of congratulations for President-elect Joseph R. Biden.
4:40 PM Â· Dec 14, 2020
excerpt from,"Mormon church congratulates Biden after Electoral College vote"
CDC wrote: .... Fortunately, the team at NCHS was familiar with reliable methods for calculating excess deaths. Drawing on previous experience working with data on drug overdoses and other causes of death, they created a series of automated dashboards that could meet the growing demand for real-time, actionable data during COVID-19.
More than a dozen dashboards
are now available online, including versions that let people view the data by age group, by select causes of death, and by race and Hispanic origin. All of the dashboards are updated weekly.
â€śThe volume of data weâ€™re putting out is a lot more than what we usually produce,â€ť Lauren says. â€śPrior to the pandemic, our most frequent updates on any death data were monthly. Now we update every day, every week. Weâ€™re putting up as much information as we can, as quickly as possible.â€ť...
excerpt from, 'â€śExcess Deathâ€ť Data Point to Pandemicâ€™s True Toll'
Somebody mentioned about this little island off New Zealand called Australia in another thread. They're doing quite a good job of keeping track of things. Here they pointed out what a congressman from one of the major states of the United States said âť—
Peter Marsh wrote: .... The recognition from Republicans is starting to roll in
Republican Rep. @JeffFortenberry of Nebraska:
"The Electoral College has voted and affirmed Vice President Bidenâ€™s victory... I wish President-Elect Biden the best as he assumes the awesome responsibility of governing our great nation."
excerpt from, "US politics live updates: Joe Biden secures 270 votes at electoral college as Donald Trump announces William Barr's departure"
Interesting blog, and generally has less political commentary than many American sites.
Aaron Reich wrote: While Jewish communities worldwide are celebratingÂ Hanukkah, the small community in China must do so in secret as Beijing works to crack down on foreign influences and unapproved religions in the country, the UK dailyÂ The TelegraphÂ reported. https://tinyurl.com/ycr5eo6w
'"Faith aloneâ€ť does not mean that some believers follow Christ in a life of discipleship, while others do not. The concept of the â€ścarnal Christian,â€ť as a separate category of non-spiritual believer, is completely unscriptural....'
This is nonsense of course, and so is the idea that a person doesn't need to repent, which you accepted at one time anyway I hope you got over that Lbug!
Dr. Rugh wrote: Godly sorrow will always bear the fruit of repentance. This sorrow over sin goes beyond mere regret over sin and the resulting consequences. The repentance godly sorrow produces results in a real and actual change of life, ceasing from sin, and turning from sin. Repentance from sin is in effect a change in thinking about sin and that change in thinking results in a change in conduct. The repentance from sin included in initial saving faith then continues ongoing as the believer lives in pursuit of holiness and spiritual growth.
I haven't seen any change in Christmas messages and I looked at two on the Internet on Sunday. the media may have changed but the messages didn't âť—đź‘Ť They both emphasized: http://tinysa.com/338074 (The Roman Road)
Romans 3:10 As it is written, "There is none righteous, not even one." Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. Romans 10:13 For "Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved."--- https://tinyurl.com/has82mk (NASB)
AG Barr to be fired because he didn't act like Comey? Perhaps Barr didn't want to be accused of unfairly influencing an election?
Kevin Liptak and Jamie Gangel wrote: President Donald Trump raised the prospect of firing Attorney General William Barr in a meeting on Friday, but it's unclear whether he'll choose to dismiss Barr before the end of his term next month. A person familiar with the matter told CNN that Trump was furious in the meeting with advisers at the White House that Barr had worked to keep the federal investigation into Hunter Biden's taxes from becoming public before the November election.... .... CNN reported earlier this week that federal authorities are now actively investigating the business dealings of Hunter Biden in foreign countries, mainly China. His father, President-elect Joe Biden, is not implicated.
Activity in the investigation had gone covert in recent months due to Department of Justice guidelines prohibiting overt actions that could affect an election, a person with knowledge of the probe told CNN.
excerpt from, "Trump raised firing Barr in White House meeting on Friday"
Timothy, apparently the Navajos help add to the number of people who turn the election to Bidenâť—đź‘Ť
Edl Schamiloglu wrote: A mystery ailment that has afflicted US embassy staff and CIA officers off and on over the last four years in Cuba, China, Russia and other countries appears to have been caused by high-power microwaves, according to a report released by the National Academies.
A committee of 19 experts in medicine and other fields concluded that directed, pulsed radiofrequency energy is the "most plausible mechanism" to explain the illness, dubbed Havana syndrome....
excerpt from, "Scientists suggest US embassies were hit with high-power microwaves â€“ here's how the weapons work"
Instead of discouraging people from joining the CIA I saw a CIA member, or perhaps former one, on a PBS NewsHour say that these sorts of instances should actually encourage people to become CIA members rather than discourage them to stop the enemies of the United States
John Lee wrote: If persecution in the states causes the word of faith, health and prosperity hawkers to crawl back under their rock, it will have served a useful purpose.
History Channel Editors wrote: .... The government believed this arrangement would be temporary, lasting just long enough for Rome to gain control; instead, the Mafia clans expanded their criminal activities and further entrenched themselves in Sicilian politics and the economy. The Mafia became adept at political corruption and intimidated people to vote for certain candidates, who were in turn beholden to the Mafia. Even the Catholic Church was involved with Mafia clans during this period, according to Raab, who notes that the church relied on Mafiosi to monitor its massive property holdings in Sicily and keep tenant farmers in line....
Sarah Zhang wrote: .... These parents come to FĂ¤lt-Hansen because they are faced with a choiceâ€”one made possible by technology that peers at the DNA of unborn children. Down syndrome is frequently called the â€ścanary in the coal mineâ€ť for selective reproduction. It was one of the first genetic conditions to be routinely screened for in utero, and it remains the most morally troubling because it is among the least severe. It is very much compatible with lifeâ€”even a long, happy life....
'I Am a Man With Down Syndrome and My Life Is Worth Living'
excerpt from, "The Last Children of Down Syndrome"
The above article is how Denmark has tried to handle Down Syndrome even non-religious country such as Denmark have a problem in handling this.
Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is slated for 2021. What experts say we can learn from the UK experience"
Emily Olson wrote: Fred Spry will tell you that his barber shop is more than just a barber shop....
"Black men have trust issues with the vaccine," Mr Spry says. "They say they're not going to take it."
But his customers do trust their barber....
â€˘ The US has seen nearly 300,000 deaths and more than 50 million job losses from COVID-19 â€˘ Black Americans are dying from COVID-19 at double the rate of their white counterparts â€˘ Studies show just a quarter of black Americans are committed to taking the COVID vaccine ....
Public health officials worry that the anti-vaccination movement, which already made inroads with the anti-lockdown protesters, may now be targeting communities of colour.
Dr Fauci said it was "of great concern" to him....
excerpt from, "Why the Americans who need the coronavirus vaccine most are so suspicious of it."
Adriel, the article that I quoted from just pointed at you win some and lose some. Except for Australia they did such a good job of keeping the covid-19 virus contained, they don't have to be in such a big rush rushing out any vaccine Unlike, the UK and American governments' sloppy handling of the pandemic, Australia and New Zealand are enviable position that they have some breathing room for rolling out vaccines. they're will certainly be doing it though next year.âť—đź‘Ť
The article is excellent, but the advertisements in it and especially at the end of it --aren'tâť—đź‘Ž
Abraham Cooper and Johnny more wrote: Though it has the muscle to finish off the terrorist insurgency in the northeastern part of the country, the Nigerian government has failed to show the political will to do so. Unsurprisingly it now faces a second front with radicalized Fulani tribesmen in the Middle Belt who are increasingly appropriating the terrorist tactics of Boko Haram and ISIS in West Africa as they pillage and burn Christian communities by the hundredsâ€”killing thousands along the way.
It's time for Nigeria's government to start calling terrorism by its name, whether perpetrated by Boko Haram, ISIS or the small subgroup of radicalized Fulani tribesmenâ€”the tribe of PresidentÂ Muhammadu BuhariÂ himself....
excerpt from, "Nigeria Deserves the U.S.'s Tough Love on Religious Freedom | Opinion"