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Suicide in America — A Loss of Hope

During the 50’s we had to worry about nuclear war because of our relationship with the Russians.  (de ja vue?)  Kids were being training to hide under their desks while in school in case of a nuclear attack..?!  Sounds nuts, huh?

Well today we have a LOT of things to worry about and the count keeps increasing.  In recent years there has been a growing lack of trust in our country (between individuals), and people are feeling it.  Consequently suicides are up — a lot!  How much you ask?  A simple clue is that Americans’ overall life expectancy has declined for the first time since the 1930s!!  (i.e., the depression)  Certainly not good.

The following article was taken from Breakpoint, a Christian website which promotes a better life through faith.  Something that more people should consider.  But, unfortunately there are fewer real Christians in this country every year rather than more.

BreakPoint: America’s Suicide Crisis

If you have an interest in psychology and/or you are a pastor in a church, you should also read the following more detailed report written by a psychologist.  A bit longer, but worth reading — I’m sure you’ll find it worthwhile doing so.

Dying of Despair

My question are:  What can we as individuals do to help the situation (beside taking care of ourselves and not being a further burden on society).  And, where is this all going to lead in the near future..?  My guess is that if we stay on our current track, we’re going to be in big trouble!!?

 

 


 

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Most Significant Solar Eclipse In U.S. History

The following is re-posted from Prophecy News.  You may find this of interest to you depending on your ‘view’ of what’s happening in this country currently.  Because it is a first in America, it is special.

Coming Soon: The Most Unusual Solar Eclipse In U.S. History

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By Michael Snyder/End Of The American Dream July 14, 2017
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August 21st is the date of “the Great American Eclipse”, and the hype around it is already starting to reach a fever pitch.
It is being called “the Great American Eclipse” because this will be the first total solar eclipse ever that is only visible in the United States.
In other words, since the United States became a nation there has never been a total eclipse that was only visible here and nowhere else.
And this will be the first total solar eclipse to cross from the west coast to the east coast in 99 years. So for those that love astronomy, this is bigger than the Super Bowl.
Close to 200 million people live within a day’s drive of “the totality zone”, and many are projecting that this will be the most-viewed eclipse ever.
In fact, many hotels and campsites along the path of the eclipse are already completely booked. So if you want to see it live, you better make your arrangements quickly.
Of course the “main event” will not last for very long. Depending on the location, the total eclipse will only last for about two or three minutes.
But if you count from the time that the moon will begin to cover the sun until the time when the sun is completely uncovered again, it will take approximately two and a half hours for the entire process to unfold. The following comes from Newsweek…
If you are in the band of totality, you will see (if you look through special ‘solar filters’ that darken the Sun by a factor of about 100,000) the Moon gradually covering the sun for about 75 min, then the beautiful totality, and then the uncovering for another 75 min.
Of course in the heavens things will be taking place at very high speed. For example, the moon’s shadow will actually be crossing the U.S. at a speed of close to 1,700 miles per hour.
And even if you are not in the “totality zone”, you will still notice what is happening on August 21st. That is because this eclipse will actually cast a “shadow” over the entire nation.
Could it be possible that has some sort of significance?
I don’t know, but without a doubt there will be a whole lot of speculation going on as we get closer to the date.
Many have pointed out that this solar total eclipse in 2017 will be followed by another total solar eclipse nearly seven years later on April 8th, 2024.
And when you plot the projected courses of these two solar eclipses on a map, they form a giant “X” over the center of the United States…

Could this be some sort of extremely bizarre coincidence?
And if it isn’t a coincidence, what could it mean?
I am afraid that I don’t have the answers to those questions right now, but I do find it to be extremely interesting that the heart of this “X” just happens to fall in the middle of the New Madrid fault zone.
Back in 1811 and 1812, the New Madrid Fault zone was hit by a series of absolutely massive earthquakes. At one point the shaking was so bad that it even caused church bells in Boston to start ringing.
If similar earthquakes happened in our day and time, the damage would be absolutely unimaginable. The following comes from Smithsonian.com…
The Midwest was sparsely populated, and deaths were few. But 8-year-old Godfrey Lesieur saw the ground “rolling in waves.” Michael Braunm observed the river suddenly rise up “like a great loaf of bread to the height of many feet.” Sections of riverbed below the Mississippi rose so high that part of the river ran backward. Thousands of fissures ripped open fields, and geysers burst from the earth, spewing sand, water, mud and coal high into the air.
Could you imagine “thousands of fissures” suddenly opening up all over the middle of the country?
One insurance company tried to estimate what the economic toll would be if similar quakes happened today, and they came up with a figure of “about 300 billion dollars”…
A series of big shakes — of the sort last seen in 1811 and 1812 — would cause about $300 billion in damage, Swiss Re says. The cost would be double the damage from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005.
 
Houses — especially brick ones — would collapse. Buildings would sink sideways into liquefying earth. Bridges might tumble into the rivers. The route of the Mississippi River could change — as it did in the last big quake.
 
People would die, perhaps by the thousands. Being mainly a property reinsurer, Swiss Re didn’t estimate the human toll.
And we should also consider the fact that there are 15 nuclear reactors along the New Madrid fault zone. And so during a major catastrophe we could be looking at Fukushima times 15.
Let us hope that the next major New Madrid earthquake is put off for as long as possible. Nobody should ever want to see that kind of devastation.
But scientists tell us that the Earth’s crust is “mechanically weaker” under the New Madrid fault zone than it is in other areas of the country, and they assure us that given enough time there will be more massive quakes in the region someday.
It is entirely possible that it could just be a complete coincidence that these two eclipses form a giant “X” directly over the heart of the New Madrid fault zone, but I think that it would be a mistake to dismiss this phenomenon altogether without reflecting on what it might mean.
Because as Pastor Mark Biltz has pointed out, it appears that God specifically used solar eclipses back in Biblical times…
“An archaeological find of cuneiform tablets was found in the 19th century describing events in Nineveh. A famous eclipse mentioned in the tablets was known as the Bur-Sagale eclipse, which is verified by NASA as occurring on June 15, 763 BC. 
 
The path of totality was right over Nineveh. God had declared the sun and the moon were for signs, and now the Ninevites saw the wrath of God coming even before Jonah arrived a couple months later. When Jonah arrived, they were ripe for repentance.”
Our world is a very strange place, and it is getting stranger with each passing day.
And one thing is absolutely certain – the entire nation will be looking up into the sky on August 21st, and what they will see will be truly historic.
To learn more about “Signs In The Heavens”, Bible Prophecy and to participate in seeing the total solar eclipse you can join fellow Prophecy Watchers at the HEAR THE WATCHMEN Conference in Boise, Idaho – Aug 18-20. Speakers include: Pastor Paul Begley, LA Marzulli, Pastor Carl Gallups, Dr. Michael Lake and Scottie Clark (addressing the controversial Revelation 12 Celestial Sign taking place the following month).  A special discount code of “Boise20” is available to PNW subscribers who wish to attend or livestream the conference.  Learn more here
Confirmation website:  Newsweek

The End Times — A Well Informed View

A very large number of people in this country (world) believe that we are in the ‘end times’.  But what evidence do they have?  Moral decay?  Natural disasters?  ‘Wars and rumors of wars’?

The following video is very much worth watching and gives another perspective on this subject.  It is a recorded documentation of a lecture at the 2016 ‘Understanding The Times’ convention which is hosted by OliveTree Ministries.  Jan Markell is its founder.

What is key, to me, is that the speaker weaves history and biblical references into a compilation of evidence to make his point.  Although the atheist may find a lot of coincidence in his lecture, after awhile that becomes an obvious stretch.

Is his idea of the end much different than others?  No.  But he gets there in a very different way.  Believe me, it is a guarantee that you will learn something from this talk.  In fact, you might consider sharing with your ‘believing’ friends and/or use it for a bible study session.

The lecture is just under an hour, but moves very fast.  I doubt you’ll fall asleep.  🙂

 

 

 


 

When Is Enough, Enough??

If you’re a ‘normal’ person, you’re probably afraid of what’s coming next in America..?  At first, we adults, had to accept the gay lifestyle as ‘OK’.  A good deal of laws have been repealed as a result.  ‘Alternative lifestyles’ are to be not only accepted today, but they should be advertised as a ‘better alternative’ according to their advocates.

Now, our youngest children are being exposed to bizarre behavior in the classroom!!  And, that behavior is being encouraged by far too many parents!!  Do you think this is too strongly stated?  Read on!


Rise Of The Drag Queens – Schools and Libraries Promote Drag Events For Children

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By PNW Staff June 26, 2017

Normal gender identity is again under attack, this time with attempts in both Canada and the United States to twist children’s minds into accepting drag queens and transvestite behavior as normal.
Sadly, these attempts to expose young children to overtly sexual adult drag queens is happening in such locations as public libraries and schools. Even worse, some parents are now pushing their prepubescent children into performing in sexually-charged drag shows for adult men,
When the drag-themed Werq the World tour arrived in Montreal, an 8-year-old “drag queen” who goes by the name Lactatia was ready, with the support of his parents to perform an erotic dance for a cheering crowd of adult men.
When questioned by reporters, the boy told them, “If you want to be a drag queen and your parents don’t let you, you need new parents. If you want to be a drag queen and your friends don’t let you, you need new friends.”
What is more, with the new child abuse law passed in Canada just this year, Lactatia’s parents could lose custody for questioning his decision, let alone preventing him from becoming a drag queen.
With terrible irony, questioning the transgender movement can now be considered a forum of child abuse in Canada. In this case, he started performing when he was only seven, with the active encouragement of his mother who does his makeup for every show.
How such a public demonstration of not only transgender performance but also pedophilia earns praise for the sexual exploitation of an eight-year-old is an indication of how far Canada has slipped towards the abyss.
One LGBTQ publication, The Advocate, enthusiastically reported that Lactatia was “looking like a living porcelain doll” and that he “received a trophy as his parents beamed”.
Canada is not alone when it comes to exposing children to sexually explicit transgender performances, however. School District 4 (including Public School 96, Public School 83 and River East Elementary School) in Manhattan recently held its so-called Learning Expo on May 25th at the Museo del Barrio.
Much of the event was devoted to showcasing the standard talents of elementary-aged children, talents ranging from piano playing and gymnastics to magic tricks and singing.
The two hundred gathered families were entertained by the innocent displays of their children until the President of the Public School 96 Parent Association, Frankie Quinones, closed the event with a highly explicit drag queen performance that had dozens of parents rushing to usher their children out.
Children as young as five years old were subjected to views of the middle-aged Quinones gyrating on stage in drag, showing his g-string underwear and moving his tongue suggestively to mimic perverted sexual behaviors.
Raquel Morales, a parent attending with her fifth-grade son, told reporters that “People were horrified. It looked like a nightclub performance. I’ve been asking for an apology from the district for the last week, and they’ve been ignoring it.”
Quinones’ act, which he delivered in a black dress, was kept as a “special surprise performance” until the end of the show. Responding to the lip-synched song from Iris Chacón, one upset parent said, “I left the show the minute he started sticking his tongue out.
I had my children with me and I wasn’t going to allow them to see that.” School officials have not, according to an Education Department statement, faced disciplinary actions over the act that even their spokesperson now admits was “inappropriate”.
As if child exploitation or exposing children to erotic dancing by adult drag queens weren’t enough, the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope now has what it is calling “Drag Queen Story Hour”.
Not an isolated incident but instead a program designed by Michelle Tea of Radar Productions, the classes are running in several other cities as well, to include San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The DQSH features a caste of drag queens who read books on homosexuality and non-conformity with gender norms to young children not yet old enough to read.
Its website explains that it aims to “capture the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.”
In other words, they are trying to subvert traditional notions of gender at an age when children are most vulnerable and are still trying to understand these roles.
On a recent Saturday, a drag queen who goes by “Lil Hot Mess” sat in a dress covered in rainbow stickers and read the book “Worm Loves Worm”, a book on homosexual acceptance that has a title that leaves little doubt as to its message. The reading was followed by a drag-themed dance and sing along.
One horrified parent asked, “Why on earth would you expose impressionable minds to someone who is obviously mentally confused? We should be reinforcing gender identity and not adding to the chaos of this very mixed-up world.”
Yet Park Slope is not the only NYC location to feature the event which is now starting up at the Aguilar Branch Library, the New York Public Library, the Tompkins Square Library, and the Hudson Park Library in the city.
Transgendered child sexual exploitation, pornography masquerading as talent and now explicit indoctrination of elementary-aged children are a direct threat to the proper development of our children.
Promoting normal gender behavior is now being called abuse and public institutions in both the US and Canada actively work to legitimize transgender behavior at a very young age.
The next generation has already clearly been conditioned to accept such behavior.
A poll was recently done to measure young millennials attitudes to the issue.  The question posed to young Americans: should the government “remove children from homes where the parents refuse to provide resources for gender transition?”
The question didn’t include an age restriction for the kids. You may want to sit down for this:
Fully 18 percent of the 1,402 respondents answered yes; another 27 percent said they were unsure. Among female respondents, a majority stated that children should either be removed from the home (21 percent), or they were unsure (33 percent).
A whopping 60 percent of Clinton voters felt the same way; just seven percent of those who voted for Trump said yes, and 15 percent said they were unsure.
Among self-described liberals, 47 percent said they were either in favor of government removal (10 percent) or unsure about it (37 percent).
And just exactly where do to you think this will end.??  Hmmm..?
I can’t help but think this is just one of the many reasons over 60% of America thinks we’re in the ‘end days’.  God help us!  Ah, but He may be the source of our ‘spanking’!?

Prayer Rooms in TEXAS Highschools

If nowhere else, you’re safe in Texas right?  Not necessarily.  Although the majority of people in Texas have their heads screwed on straight, there are still thousands of progressives here in the big four cities — Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio.  Austin is the capital of crazies besides the state.

Just to prove my point, here’s an article on a school that created a ‘prayer room’ for Muslims to save their parents having to drive them to prayer during school hours.  Ah, but that room cannot be used by anyone other than Muslims!!

Muslim prayer room

And here you thought it couldn’t happen in conservative central..?!   Oops…

 

 


 

Critical Thinking and Today’s Millennial

My guess would be that many people believe that the millennials today are getting a bad rap.  But are they?

Watch the following video and ask yourself what this country will be like twenty years from now when these college students are leading this country.  Better yet, imagine them being attorneys?!  Or worse, U.S. senators!!?

Impromptu Campus Survey

Too bad we don’t teach these kids ‘how to think’ instead of ‘what to think’…

 

 


 

Religious Views by Political Position

Islam was created by Mohammad around 650 AD.  (That’s 650 years after Christ shared His view with the world.  Which, was impressive enough to cause the world to restart the calendar!)  But today Islam is viewed to often the same as Christianity.

What you may find surprising is that democrats view Islam as no worse than the Christianity!  What are the stats, you ask?

Democrats Say Islam, Christianity Equally Violent

One should wonder what it is about that group that causes such thinking?  Admittedly in the 80’s there were actions against abortion clinics by a handful of nut-cases.  But since, the number of ‘Christian based’ violent acts has been minuscule.

To share a few facts which come from ‘the Obama State department’ regarding violence in this world, consider who were the deadliest religious groups in the world in 2015.

  • Taliban — 1093 incidents resulting in 4512 dead
  • ISIS — 931 incidents resulting in 6050 dead
  • Boco Hiram — 491 incidents resulting in 5450 dead
  • Mao Party (communists in India) — 343 incidents resulting in 176 dead

Note that the top three on Obama’s list were Islamists.

But of greater import, Christians (not atheists) don’t even show up on the list!  So how does that add up to equal?

My question is, where do we go from here..??