Thursday, January 11, 2018

"Fire and Fury: Is Trump a Crazy-Man Child or Crazy Like a Wolff?"

According to Michael Wolff's best-selling new book Fire and Fury, the leader of the free world is an overgrown lunatic man-child who never wanted the job in the first place.

Apparently, there is chaos in the White House. And if you were hoping Trump was going to Make America Great Again, you can just fuggetaboutit--he's "crazy", says Wolff.

Or...is Wolff the crazy one? After all, he published his book as non-fiction, even though in the introduction Wolff says that many of the accounts "are in conflict with one another" and may be "badly untrue," according to The Hill.com.

hmmm...is Wolff crazy or is it the publishers? Both made a ton of money...so maybe it's the people who paid them the money to buy a book the writer admitted was fiction but was published as fact...hmmm...

One thing is sure, it isn't Trump. Crazy man-children rarely accomplish so much in one year.

In an article for Brietbart, John Nolte said of Wolff's book:
"...gives off the unmistakably stale aroma of last season's fake news. If we are to believe Wolff, the Trump White House is a hive of toxic dysfunction and chaos, primarily due to the fact that President Trump is a mentally unstable, illiterate man-child with no impulse control, no sense of direction, no purpose (other than self-aggrandizement), and lacks the intellect required to grasp the policy he has no interest in."
Notle contends there is just one "yuge" problem:
"A mentally unsound man-child overseeing an administration crippled by anarchy will not see a record number of his appellate judges confirmed, will not oversee the successful passage of the most important tax reform in 30 years, will not annihilate ISIS without adding a single boot on the ground.
"In just 365 days, Trump has turned around a stagnant economy, exploded the number of manufacturing jobs, seen black and Hispanic unemployment drop to record lows, opened up two oil pipelines (and all kinds of exploration), enjoyed victory after victory in the Supreme Court in pursuit of his immigration priorities, negotiated a $250 billion trade deal with China, brought North Korea to the negotiating table from a position of strength, expertly managed the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, untangled us from stupid deals known as TPP and the Paris Climate Accord, and a whole lot more."
Are these the achievements of a crazy man? If so then Donald Trump is crazy like a Wolff--Michael Wolff, the guy who made lots of money selling a book he said wasn't true.

A wise man once said: "A half-truth is even more dangerous than a lie. A lie, you can detect at some stage but half a truth is sure to mislead you for long." --Anurag Shourie, Half A Shadow

"...in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money...; they will slander others and have no self-control; they will be cruel and have no interest in what is good" --2 Timothy 3:1,3.
News:

  • CBS This Morning: Wolff Admits: Didn't Interview Any WH Cabinet Officials For Anti-Trump Book; meanwhile book flies off shelves with publisher rushing to print 1M copies.
  • The Washington Times: S.Korean president credits Trump for talks with N.Korea.
  • Fox News Channel: Walmart credits Trump tax cuts for pay hikes; 66% say U.S. economy 'excellent'. 

 
 


 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

"Bitcoin and The Beast"

While some people are going bonkers for Bitcoin--even mortgaging their homes to buy it--the rest of us are scratching our heads wondering what it is.

According to Fortune Magazine:

"Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that can be bought, sold, or traded like a commodity. It can also be used to buy goods.

"Bitcoin is different than U.S. dollars because it uses peer-to-peer technology to operate. That means there is no central authority--in this example, the U.S. Treasury--to issue new money or track transactions. Those functions are built into Bitcoin itself--specifically the so-called "block chain" technology that powers Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies which is one reason it's such an attractive, and controversial, concept."

In other word, Bitcoin (as well as other cryptocurrencies) allow for anonymous transactions. That means no banks are needed.

Prophecy students should be perking up about now. The Bible describes a time when anonymous transactions will mean the difference between life and death for those left behind during the Great Tribulation. And since we know a good many will survive this period...does that mean they'll be using Bitcoin? Probably not. But they will be using something.
"He required everyone--great and small, rich and poor, slave and free--to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name." (Revelation 13:16-17)
What to expect from Central Bank. Talk on Bitcoin in 2018.

A wise man once said: "Antichrist's mark will allow people to engage in daily commerce, including the purchase of food and other necessities. Without the identifying mark, individuals will be cut off from the necessities of life." --John MacArthur, Grace To You

News:

  • Kitco News: Billionaire Peter Thiel Buys $20 Million Worth of Cryptos; compares Bitcoin to "Gold"
  • Reuters: Bitcoin Maybe King, But Ripple Dark Horse In Crypto Race; Bitcoin jumped more than 1,200% last year. Ripple surged 35,000% in same period.
  • Money Morning.com: Cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP) "could become a global reserve currency in the future," analysts claim.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

"2018 & Future Trends"

While the rest of us were tracking the latest Trump tweets, Clif High of Half Past Human was busy mining internet data.

The reason? "Predictive Linguistics", of course, a system he uses to sort through internet data to predict the future.

In an interview with Greg Hunter of USA Watchdog.com, High claims good times are coming and we're heading for what he calls "The Soaring Twenties".

"There is a really interesting set of data that's been building for some time," Clif High explained, "and we have had this big flush of long-term data, which is why I decided to do this report that is going five years out."

High reports the coming years will see "a combination of an economic boon and a technological boom that are feeding off each other.

The spark? Trump's tax redo. "It's not a reform, it's a total redo. The money coming back is going to create a resurgence. A new kind of American is going to be rising out of this resurgence. We are going to be in a new great generation forming, not the millennials, but the ones that are behind them."

Sounds peachy, doesn't it? But before you get all verklempt, check this out:

David Stockman, former White House Budget Director under Reagan (also a USA Watchdog guest) predicts the exact opposite.

"I think it's (the Trump tax cuts) going to be a fiscal calamity of Biblical proportions.

Meanwhile, The New York Post wastes space on confusing psychic predictions.

Hmmmm...kind of proves our point. Want predictions of Biblical proportions? Try reading the Bible.

A wise man once said: "People recognize some thing's going to happen, and they'd better get ready." -- Tim LaHaye
"Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7)
News:

  • AP: Trump predicts GOP and Dems will agree on health care plan; "The very unfair and unpopular Individual Mandate has been terminated as part of our Tax Cut Bill, which essentially repeals (over time) Obamacare."
  • Newsweek: Stephen Hawking predicts we only have 100 years left on earth. Climate change, asteroid strikes, epidemics and over population cited.
  • Daily Reckoning Australia: "The U.S. To Attack N. Korea Before March" predicts financial guru James Rickards, claiming the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency told him.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

"Aging Gracefully"

"Imagine, if you will, being able to know first hand what it feels like to be 20, 30 or even 40 years older than you are right now. Well, thanks to new technology--you can.

Genworth Financial, Inc. has developed an "age suit" that simulates old age.

The Genworth R70i Aging Experience uses state-of-the-art technology that allows people to experience the physical effects of aging, such as:

  • vision and hearing impairments
  • muscle loss
  • mobility limitations
  • speech and mental confusion
Talk about walking a mile in some one's shoes! Donning the R70i Age Suit = instant empathy.

The Genworth R70i Aging Experience--watch the Age Suit in action!

Geoffrey Fowler of The Wall Street Journal wore the suit and said, "The unforgettable, and at times distressing experience shed light not just on aging, but also on how virtual reality equipment can teach empathy and shape our perceptions on the world around us."

Amazing, isn't it? But even more amazing, a little over 2,000 years ago, God put on a "man suit". "Jesus, who is wholly God, also became wholly human," says Greg Laurie, pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship.

"It is extremely important to note that Jesus did not cease to be God when He came to earth," says Laurie. "He simply laid aside His divine privileges and walked the earth as a man.

"In doing so, He was personally able to experience the gamut of human emotions, ranging from happiness to deep sorrow. He felt what it was like to be tired, cold, and hungry.

"Moreover, He came to this earth with a clear objective in mind: to bridge the gap between a holy, perfect God, and unholy, imperfect man.

"The truth is, we all suffer from a terminal condition called sin, or falling short of God's perfection. Sin is not just an act but the actual nature of our being. In other words," contends Laurie, "we are not sinners because we sin. Rather, we sin because we are sinners!

"When the Israelites of the Old Testament sinned, they would have the high priest go into the Temple and offer an animal sacrifice to God to atone for their sins. In a symbolic sense, this was a way of putting one's sins on the animal, which stood in the place of the guilty person. The Bible teaches without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins (Hebrews 9:22).

"These sacrificial rituals were only a foreshadow, or symbol of what Jesus would do when He came to this earth. He took the sin of the world upon Himself, once and for all time when He suffered and died on the cross."

In other words, Jesus put on our sin-defiled "man suit" and died in our place.

A wise man once said: "To have your sins forgiven, you must admit you are a sinner, turn from your sins, believe that Jesus Christ died in your place and rose again from the dead" --Greg Laurie, pastor.
"The free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23).
Find out "How To Go Heaven"

News:

  • Fox News Channel: New poll reveals: Fewer Americans believe Christmas is a religious holiday; 26% see December 25 as a "commercial holiday"
  • Gallup News: Eight in 10 Americans afflicted by stress; just 17% say they rarely feel stressed
  • The Wall Street Journal: Drug And Alcohol Deaths At U.S. Workplaces Soar; deaths jumped more than 30% in 2016, as the struggle with a deadly opioid epidemic migrates to the workplace. 





Thursday, December 14, 2017

"Scientists Issue Ominous Prediction"

Is there a correlation between major earthquakes and the Earth's rotation?

Scientists say 'yes' and that spells trouble for 2018.

Detailing their findings in a recently published paper, Roger Bilham and Rebecca Bendick discovered:

  • The Earth's rotation slows periodically 
  • This change in rotation is almost imperceptible yet releases underground energy
  • The slowdown signals a five-year 'warning period' of predictable earthquake activity
Apparently, 2017 marks the fourth year since the Earth's rotation slowed imperceptibly meaning
 2018 = earthquakes.

The researchers concede that the relationship is still a mystery and yet insist it is quite apparent.

"The correlation between Earth's rotation and earthquake activity is strong and suggests there is going to be an increase in number of intense earthquakes next year," said Bilham.

"It is straight forward," Bilham insists. "The earth is offering us a five-year heads-up on future earthquakes."

Bilham believes, "Next year we should see a significant increase in numbers of severe earthquakes. We have it easy this year. So far we have only had about six severe earthquakes. We could easily have 20 a year starting in 2018."


Yikes.

A wise man once said: "The earth continually has 'birth pangs' today. (see Romans 8:22); during the Tribulation, these sorrows will increase in intensity and frequency until Jesus returns" --Len Woods, Th.M.
"Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. All these are the beginning of birth pains" -- Matthew 24:7
News:

  • Air Force Times: U.S. F-22s intercept Russian fighter jets, fire warning flares over Syrian air space along Euphrates.
  • The Atlantic: Sen. Lindsey Graham: "30% Chance Trump Attacks N. Korea. If nothing changes, Trump's gonna have to use the military option, because time is running out."
  • The Jerusalem Post: IDF spokesman: "Hamas is playing with fire"; tensions along Israel's border soar after Trump recognizes Jerusalem as capital.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

"Trump Drops Historic Bombshell"

On Wednesday, December 6, President Donald Trump made history by announcing that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Not everyone was thrilled. In fact, many accuse Trump of playing with fire (including the Pope!), while the Palestinians and the Arab world are warning of violence.

Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital--even if it did not include moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would, "Overturn decades of consensus among international peacemakers that any change in Jerusalem's status must come as part of a negotiated deal," according to The New York Times.

The problem? The international community and the Palestinians do not recognize the fact that the land belongs to God. God gave the land to the Jews and documented the transaction in the Old Testament.

Unfortunately, because the Jews were unfaithful to God, He scattered them throughout the nations in 70 A.D. with the promise to bring them back to the Land of Israel in the last days.

For 2,000 years the Jews were exiled and their land became the God-forsaken, sparsely populated, underdeveloped land of Palestine, which nobody wanted...until God brought the Jews back and President Truman recognized Israel as a state.

Fast forward exactly 70 years to December 6, 2017.

"Incredibly, the White House announcement comes on the Hebrew date, the 17th of Kislev, the same date on which the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Partition Plan for Palestine, recognizing the State of Israel in 1947," says The Times of Israel.

Coincidence?

A wise man once said; "Seventy years is biblically significant. You find it all through Scripture. Trump's move is historically significant. It comes exactly 70 years after his predecessor President Harry Truman recognized Israel as a state." -- Yehudah Glick, Israeli Knesset member
"Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land (Genesis 12:7).
"Thus says the Lord God: "I will gather the people of Israel from among the nations. I will bring them home to their own land from the places where they have been scattered" (Ezekiel 37:21).
News:

  • DEBKAfile: Palestinian leader Abbas: "Trump announcement will lead to war"; PA calls for 3 days of rage while Khomeini derides U.S. "incompetence and failure" on Jerusalem.
  • Reuters: Turkey says declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital will start "fire with no end in sight"
  • FNC: Trump orders State Dept. to begin moving U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


Thursday, November 30, 2017

"War With North Korea Suddenly No Laughing Matter"

While American media has been engaged in a sex-scandal feeding-frenzy, North Korea "Decoders" have been frantically sounding alarms of a nuclear North Korea.

According to The Wall Street Journal:
"North Korea boasts about its nuclear weapons program by releasing photos and videos of its missiles. But in them are tiny clues to their true capability. A team of U.S. analysts, working outside the government, shows how they decode these images to determine when North Korea is bluffing--and when it is showing true power."
The consensus? North Korea isn't bluffing.

Long dismissed as a joke, North Korea "...is far more sophisticated than most people realize," claims Jeffrey Lewis of Middleberry Institute of International Studies.

Lewis' team analyzes video footage frame-by-frame and are able to determine an accurate estimate of North Korea's true capabilities, including:

  • type of fuel used
  • engine power
  • potential distance capabilities
  • size and weight of missiles
  • whether they have nuclear warheads
According to Lewis and other open source independent researchers, they provide a 'check' when government public statements don't match up with private analysis.

For instance, while testifying at the U.N. Security Council, Ambassador Nikki Haley said, "North Korea has not yet passed the point of no return," in regards to nuclear weapons.

"Not true," says Lewis. "They're wrong. North Korea already has nuclear weapons. The door for a military option is basically closed."

Lewis' position is based on two assumptions:
  1. some missiles are already armed with nuclear warheads
  2. destroying all of North Korea's missiles wouldn't be possible
Lewis believes video footage suggests North Korea is capable of horizontal fueling, meaning the missiles can be prepared for launch hidden in tunnels without being detected.

So even a 'decapitation strike' that takes out leader Kim Jong-Un would not stop a nuclear armed North Korea. Apparently, things have gone too far for that.

A wise man once said: "I expect North Korea and Iran to simultaneously create 'war' in the near future intending to destroy, distract and/or disable Israel and the USA and this, possibly before years' end..." --Pastor Jack Hibbs, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills
"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid" --John 14:27.
News:

  • WashingtonTimes.com: Fresh concern over possible Iran-North Korea nuclear links; U.S. national security circles worry about depth of military cooperation.
  • CNN.com: For the first time since the end of the Cold War, Hawaii will test nuclear sirens; Nikki Haley: "If war comes, we will destroy North Korea."
  • HAARETZ,com: North Korea fires ballistic missile it says can reach mainland United States. Trump says: "I can only tell you that we will take care of it."