Matthew 24:3-4, 10-14 We are almost there!!
3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many."
10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told Axios she is “nervous” about the U.S. defaulting on its debt and cautioned that Americans likely will face a scary and spiraling recession if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling this summer.
Why it matters: Yellen’s dark financial forecast is part of the Biden administration’s attempt to put political pressure on the new House GOP majority to raise the debt ceiling without delay or hesitation.
What they are saying: "Of course, it makes me nervous," Yellen told Axios from Johannesburg, South Africa, at the end of a 10-day trip across the continent. “It would be devastating. It's a catastrophe.”
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that China's rise is a "huge win for the world" during an interview in Australia on Monday.
Gates made the comment during an interview with the Lowy Institute, a think tank based in Sydney, Australia.
I tend to see China's rise as a huge win for the world," Gates said. "I mean, that's 20% of humanity. They today match their portion of the global economy, and their portion of the global population match exactly, you know, countries like Australia, U.S., we have per capita GDP's five times what the Chinese have. So we have a disproportionate share of the world's economy."
His comments about the communist country came in response to a question asking Gates how "bullish" he was on China.
"You know, I do think the current mentality of the U.S. to China and which is reciprocated is kind of a lose-lose mentality, that if you ask U.S. politicians ‘hey, would you like the Chinese economy to shrink by 20% or grow by 20%,' I'm afraid they would vote that ‘yeah, let’s immiserate those people,' not understanding that for the global economy, the invention of cancer drugs, the solution of climate change, you know we're all in this together."
"The U.S. is politically weaker today, I would say, than it's been and you know, that's scary for the world. The current world system is designed around U.S. leadership," Gates said. "As other countries have gotten richer, these middle-income countries including China and India need to play a stronger role in world governance."
Jesus warns those living in the end of days in Matthew 24:7 to be prepared for an increase in natural disasters. We can understand why natural disasters occur. For one thing, such events shake our confidence in this life and force us to think about eternity. Churches are usually filled after disasters as people realize how tenuous their lives really are and how life can be taken away in an instant. What we do know is this: God is good! Many amazing miracles occurred during the course of natural disasters that prevented even greater loss of life. Natural disasters cause millions of people to reevaluate their priorities in life.
Unprecedented Scenes of Flooding in California
Hundreds of millions of dollars in aid is sent to help the people who are suffering. Christian ministries have the opportunity to help, minister, counsel, pray, and lead people to saving faith in Christ! God can, and does, bring great good out of terrible tragedies (Romans 8:28)
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Progressive megadonor George Soros has ramped up donations dedicated to:
1. packing the Supreme Court, signaling progressives' determination to reshape America's judiciary even after a string of defeats. Demand Justice raked in $4.5 million from Soros's Open Society Foundations to "support policy advocacy on court reform," 2021 fiscal year tax filings show. That's nearly double the $2.5 million Soros gave the group in 2018, when it formed to oppose Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. Soros's increased donations could buoy Demand Justice as the group fights to regain ground. Demand Justice does not disclose its donors and was orginally run by the liberal Sixteen Thirty Fund, another Soros dark money project.
2. remaking America's criminal justice system. Soros's Open Society Foundation additionally funneled $35 million in 2021 to groups backing the defund the police movement, Fox News reported.
3. opening America's borders by land, sea and air to illegal immigration for the sole purpose of facilitating his one world government agenda.
Watch this recent Newsmax video revealing untold truth that George Soros is Satan's top investor for supporting open American borders and promoting a One World Government.
US Nursing Shortage Growing Critical
About 7,000 nurses from two New York City hospitals, Mount Sinai Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, have been on strike since Monday. That followed tens of thousands of National Health Services nurses who went on strike in the U.K. for two days in December—those NHS workers are expected to take to the picket lines again next week. Despite the geographic distance, these nurses are proximate in their demands: that their facilities address serious shortages of health care workers, including by providing higher wages.
The central problem in New York state isn’t a lack of trained nurses. In New York, there are about 170,000 registered nurses who are not practicing bedside nursing, according to the New York State Nurses Association.
The problem appears to be national, and perhaps getting worse: A survey by the American Nurses Foundation conducted in January 2022 found that 52% of nurses polled nationwide said they were considering leaving the profession, up from 40% from a survey conducted in 2021.
Prior to the pandemic, the aging nursing workforce was already a concern—and it seems that the pandemic has disproportionately pushed younger nurses away from the profession, at a time they are desperately needed. The January 2022 American Nurses Foundation survey found that younger nurses were particularly likely to be unhappy in their careers, with 31% of those aged 25 to 34 reporting that they intended to leave their position within the next six months, compared to 18% among those 55 or older. A big reason why is that young nurses were especially likely to report being in poor mental health, with 66% of those under 35 reporting feeling anxious, compared to 35% of those 55 or older. Younger age is also generally a risk factor for nurse burnout, according to an August 2021 meta analysis published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing. This may be because less-experienced nurses are not used to handling extreme situations like a pandemic, including facing tough situations like watching patients suffer and die when nurses can’t provide standard health care.
According to Allen, the impact of understaffing during the pandemic for both patients and nurses has made him and his colleagues “angry” and “empowered to be taking a stand.” For nurses like him, he says, it’s been painful to work 12 or 24-hour physically demanding shifts, and then to leave feeling “horrible that you didn’t do enough for your patient.”
“There needs to be recognition of the toll this has taken on us,” he says.
House Republicans on Wednesday opened their long-promised investigation into President Joe Biden and his family, wielding the power of their new majority to demand information from the Treasury Department and former Twitter executives as they laid the groundwork for public hearings.The Republican-led committee sent a series of letters requesting financial information from the Treasury Department about financial transactions by members of the Biden family that were flagged as suspicious activity.
Republicans now have subpoena power in the House, giving them the authority to compel testimony and conduct a far more aggressive investigation.
Republicans have discussed issuing congressional subpoenas to foreign entities that did business with Hunter Biden, and they recently brought on James Mandolfo, a former federal prosecutor, to assist with the investigation as general counsel for the Oversight panel.
Hunter Biden’s taxes and foreign business work are already under federal investigation, with a grand jury in Delaware hearing testimony in recent months. While he never held a position on the presidential campaign or in the White House, his membership on the board of a Ukrainian energy company and his efforts to strike deals in China have long raised questions about whether he traded on his father’s public service, including reported references in his emails to the “big guy.”
Christians will make up an overwhelming majority of those serving in the House and Senate during the 118th Congress, according to new analysis from The Pew Research Center.
In a report titled “Faith on the Hill,” the polling organization explores 534 of the 535 members’ religious affiliations, finding 88% of Congress in the 2023-2024 session self-identifies with some form of Christianity.
These religious demographics are noteworthy, considering just 63% of Americans call themselves Christian. Thus, the percentage of Christians in Congress outpaces the proportion of citizens claiming the same religious designation.
Denominational percentages and designations are also quite interesting, with Protestants outpacing other religious cohorts.
“There are 303 Protestants in the new Congress, an increase of six from the previous Congress and the first time in four sessions (since 2015-2016) that the number has topped 300,” Pew noted in its report. “The new Congress has 148 Catholics, 10 fewer than the 117th.”
Despite the decrease, Catholics still comprise about 28% of Congress, outpacing the 21% of Americans who identify as Catholic.
Meanwhile, there are nine members in Congress of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, eight Orthodox Christians, and one Messianic Jew.
Just 65 members of Congress are not Christian. Among those cohorts, 33 are Jewish, accounting for 6% of Congress and outpacing the 3% of Americans who call themselves Jewish.
Among the non-Christians, there are also three Muslims, two Buddhists, one religiously unaffiliated, and one humanist.
An additional 20 members of Congress have “unknown religious affiliations,” according to Pew.
As the world rings in a new year, a prominent voice in the faith community warned that the world is “imploding” and the state of affairs will “get worse” before it gets better.
On Saturday, one day before the start of 2023, the Rev. Franklin Graham wrote that “as we begin 2023, the world we live in seems to be imploding.” Graham, who leads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the charity organization Samaritan’s Purse, highlighted some of the pivotal events from 2022 and present global affairs in a Facebook post.
“A brutal war is bringing suffering and death in Ukraine with every day that passes,” he said. “Senseless violence is rampant across the United States. Anti-God agendas that once hid in the darkness are now proudly out in the open, demanding acceptance.”
After Graham condemned how “developed nations are being overtaken by socialism, removing God from anything and everything in the public square,” he stressed that “if you think things are bad, just wait, they’ll get worse.”
U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, issued a statement after Benjamin Netanyahu's new government was sworn in.
" We aim to continue this important work with Israel’s new government under Prime Minister Netanyahu’s leadership," President Biden said.
DECEMBER 26, 2022
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China’s military sent 71 planes and seven ships toward Taiwan in a 24-hour display of force directed at the self-ruled island, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said Monday, after China expressed anger at Taiwan-related provisions i n a U.S. annual defense spending bill.
China’s military harassment of Taiwan, which it claims is its own territory, has intensified in recent years, and the Communist Party’s People’s Liberation Army has sent planes or ships toward the island on a near-daily basis.
Between 6 a.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday, 47 of the Chinese planes crossed the median of the Taiwan Strait, an unofficial boundary once tacitly accepted by both sides, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense.
Congress passed the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act in 1992, mandating the release of all documents by 2017, unless they posed risks to national defense or intelligence. Former President Trump and President Biden issued extensions blocking the release of remaining documents. But in October, a nonprofit that curates an online collection of John F. Kennedy’s assassination records filed a lawsuit. The National Archives and Records Administration on Thursday released 13,173 documents in compliance with an executive order by President Biden that withheld thousands of other sensitive records.
On Thursday evening, Fox News host Tucker Carlson reported his team spoke with a "person who was deeply familiar" with the withheld documents.
The source was asked: "Did the CIA have a hand in the murder of John F. Kennedy, an American President?" The reply: "The answer is yes. I believe they were involved. It's a whole different country from what we thought it was. It's all fake."
A celebratory crowd of thousands bundled up on a chilly Tuesday afternoon to watch President Joe Biden sign gay marriage legislation into law...
“This law and the love it defends strike a blow against hate in all its forms,” Biden said on the South Lawn of the White House. “And that’s why this law matters to every single American.”
Singers Sam Smith and Cyndi Lauper performed. Vice President Kamala Harris recalled officiating at a lesbian wedding in San Francisco. And the White House played a recording of Biden’s television interview from a decade ago, when he caused a political furor by unexpectedly disclosing his support for gay marriage. Biden was vice president at the time, and President Barack Obama had not yet endorsed the idea.
Three days later, Obama himself publicly endorsed gay marriage.
“Racism, antisemitism, homophobia, transphobia, they’re all connected,” Biden said.
Creighton School of Medicine professor Charles Camosy joins Tucker Carlson to discuss a new Canadian law that would allow minors to be euthanized by state doctors without the consent of their parents
U.S. Army surgeon Lt. Col. Theresa Long presents the latest statistics at a roundtable discussion lead by U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson showing the catastrophic impact of the COVID-19 Vaccines on our U.S. Military personnel.
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Walmart could face store closures and price increases due to large-scale retail theft, CEO Doug McMillon told CNBC Tuesday.
Large-scale shoplifting has become a growing issue for major retailers in recent years, with some CEOs blaming rampant organized crime and lax prosecutors, according to CNBC. Theft has become so widespread that it’s making significant cuts into retail profits and could drive major changes to retail operations.
“Theft is an issue. It’s higher than what it has historically been,” McMillon said. “If that’s not corrected over time, prices will be higher, and or stores will close.”
Mass theft is mostly confined to certain cities and store locations, and Walmart has good relationships with law enforcement in most areas, but prosecutors’ reluctance to charge criminals in these cases worsens the problem, McMillon said.
Target CFO Michael Fiddelke said in November that the retail giant saw a 50% surge in theft over the past year, costing the company $400 million.
“This is an industry-wide problem that is often driven by criminal networks, and we are collaborating with multiple stakeholders to find industry-wide solutions,” Fiddelke said, according to Fox Business. “Along with other retailers, we’ve seen a significant increase in theft and organized retail crime across our business … As a result, we’re making significant investments in training and technology that can deter theft and keep our guests and store team members safe.”
Other retailers are facing tough decisions due to rising crime in some American cities. Chicago is seeing a mass exodus of corporations from the city amid worsening theft and violent crime, and Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Los Angeles looked like “a third world country” due to “organized gangs” conducting large-scale theft.
For the 29th consecutive day, millions of Brazilians are on the streets of cities throughout the nation in perhaps the largest pro-democracy protests in history. They are contending that the left-wing presidential challenger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's, a 3 time convicted criminal, illegality declared victory over conservative populist President Jair Bolsonaro. The election was totally fraudulent.
The Senate voted Tuesday, November 29th on final passage of the Respect Marriage Act bill that would enshrine gay marriage into federal law, requiring require individual states to recognize another state's legal marriage. The Respect for Marriage Act passed the US Senate by 61-36 vote and will next go to the House, which has already passed it once but needs to do so again to approve changes made in the Senate, and then to President Biden’s desk for his signature before it becomes law.
Opponents of the Respect Marriage Act contend the bill's stated protections for religious liberty would not stand up in court. They argue the bakers, florists and others in the wedding industry who have been punished for acting on their belief that marriage is a lifelong conjugal union between one man and one woman would be even more susceptible to prosecution.
Religious colleges and universities will lose their tax-exempt status. Religious institutions of every kind, if they hold to their teachings and traditions about marriage, will face an onslaught of legal attacks from the Department of Justice and the federal bureaucracy,
The WEF is warning that a major economic recession is coming in 2023 and China will be target number one. And something really fishy is going on with these central banks hoarding gold.
Prior to this week's collapse, FTX and Binance processed the majority of all crypto trades worldwide. Many people will never see their money again!
Blake Lemoine, a Google senior engineer and researcher made world headlines when he revealed that the Big Tech giant was developing an artificial intelligence called LaMDA that, to his alarm, had become what he described as a sentient being, aware of its existence, expressing wants and needs that should be taken seriously. Blake Lemoine tells 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' he was put on administrative leave after cautioning that LaMDA's artificial intelligence is sentient (a created living, thinking being).
There was one BIG winner of the Miss Greater Derry 2023 beauty pageant in New Hampshire. He introduced himself on social media as Brian Nguyen, 19, a freshman at Nashua Community College.
But his name, age or attendance at school are not what grabbed attention. It was his size, roughly twice that of any of the other contestants in the competition for a scholarship. A commentary at the Gateway Pundit that said, "HUGE Trans Man Wins New Hampshire Beauty Contest – Weighs Twice as Much as Closest Competitor." A report at the Post Millennial said Nguyen was the "first transgender titleholder within the Miss America Organization after being crowned Miss Greater Derry 2023."
It explained the local pageant is a preliminary event to the Miss New Hampshire and Miss America Pageant.
And the report continued, "Others pointed out the obvious double standard that if an obese woman tried to enter a beauty pageant, she wouldn’t even make it past the first stage. From photographs shared on social media, it would appear that the assessment of physical fitness in the swimsuit competition is still on the agenda, but the term physical fitness seems to have been redefined along with the word woman."
The report pointed out a federal judge recently found that the Miss United States of American pageant could not be forced to allow transgender contestants.
The child pictured in the center is dressed as former President Trump wrapped in a toilet, flushing classified documents. He was accompanied by two other kids dressed as FBI agents
congress widely seen as Xi’s “coronation” as China's leader for life.
The confirmation of Chinese president Xi Jinping to an unprecedented third term -- after the Communist Party's week-long congress ended on the weekend -- shows how he has cemented his place as the country's most powerful ruler since Mao Zedong.
Xi struck a stridently nationalistic tone at the opening of the 20th Party Congress, which appears set to affirm him as China's leader for life. He seemed to embrace that his muscular government is on a collision course with the West and intends to take over Taiwan.
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The fate of the world economy may depend on what happens to a company most Americans have never heard of
On Monday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken predicted China would take steps to annex Taiwan on a "much faster timeline" than previously thought, signaling that it could be sooner rather than later. The US government is already playing out war-game scenarios to prepare for this, and in the event of a full invasion it would reportedly consider evacuating the skilled chipmaker engineers on which it's become so reliant.
That's because there could be trillions of dollars' worth of economic loss tied to one company:
TSMC, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the world's biggest chipmaker.
While TSMC may not be a household name, you almost certainly own something that's powered by its chips.
The company accounts for over half of the global semiconductor market, and when it comes to advanced processors that number is, by some estimates, as high as 90%. In fact, even the best chip from China's top semiconductor manufacturer, SMIC, has been said to be about five years behind TSMC's.
Taiwan hopes its semiconductor business will protect it from Chinese aggression — government leaders have called the industry a "silicon shield" against invasion.
But if China did invade, disrupting the world's access to chips, "the entire global economy comes to a screeching halt," O'Donnell from Forrester said. "Semiconductors have become almost like the oxygen of the global economy," he said. "Without the chips, you can't breathe."
The effects of such a halt would be "economically devastating," says Martijn Rasser, a former senior intelligence officer at the CIA who is now a security and technology expert at the Center for a New American Security, a left-leaning think tank.
"You'd be looking at trillions of dollars in economic losses," he told Insider.
Some experts have speculated that, in the event of an invasion, the chip-manufacturing facilities would be intentionally destroyed so China couldn't access them. In a US Army journal article published in December, the academic Jared McKinney described this strategy as the "broken nest" — another way to put it is mutually assured destruction.
The destruction of those facilities, or an inability to access their chips, could have major national security implications, Rasser said.
"Every military system that we rely on has a ton of semiconductors in them," he said. "It would start impacting our ability to maintain existing weapon systems, upgrade ones, build new ones."
In a last-ditch attempt to distract midterm voters from Democrats’ disastrous legacy, President Joe Biden vowed to sign a bill that would legalize abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, something a majority of Republican and Democrat voters disagree with.
In a speech at a Democratic National Committee event on Tuesday, Biden promised that if Democrats keep their grip on Congress come Nov. 8., he will codify Roe v. Wade in January on what would be the decision’s 50th anniversary.
“Together will restore the right to choose for every woman and every state in America. So vote. You gotta get out the vote. We can do this if we vote, folks,” Biden said.
As for the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision, Biden falsely stated it caused “women all across the country, starting in my house” to lose “a fundamental right.” Biden’s wife is far beyond child-bearing age and is a legal resident of a state that allows abortion through most of pregnancy. Dobbs did not outlaw abortion, but returned legislating on abortion to the states.
Biden claimed that Dobbs pushed Republicans towards “doubling down on their extreme positions” on abortion. In reality, it is Biden’s White House, joined by his Democrat allies, who are pledging to reject the abortion restrictions most voters support in favor of forcing their deeply unpopular abortion agenda on all 50 states.
Polls, which are often manipulated by corporate media to aid the Democrat agenda, acknowledge that only 17 percent of Americans support the type of unlimited, taxpayer-funded abortion through all nine months Biden wants to legalize.
Regardless, Biden and the vulnerable Democrats whose political fates will be decided on Nov. 8 have fully embraced abortion up to the moment of birth.
Some blue politicians, such as Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, have gone so far as to deny babies in the womb have detectable heartbeats and pretend that science doesn’t say life begins at conception.
In addition to ignoring how voters feel about killing babies in the womb, Biden’s address also overlooked the fact that an overwhelming majority of Americans simply aren’t thinking about abortion when they cast their ballots.
Gov. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y
New York's governor, Kathy Hochul, is claiming God is on the abortion side of the war against the unborn that leftists are fighting now in America.
And she's being publicly rebuked by Franklin Graham, chief of the worldwide Christian ministry Samaritan's Purse.
"Isaiah 5:20 is very clear: 'Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!' But that’s exactly what New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has done in saying that God is 'on our side' in fighting to expand access to abortion," he wrote on social media.
"She even called the fight for legal abortion a 'moral responsibility.' Can you believe that?"
He continued, "If that weren’t shocking enough, Hochul’s announcement last week that the state would dole out $13.4 million to abortion providers came not in a government building but in a Manhattan church – with stained glass and images of the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ in view. Woe, indeed!
"Hochul is no friend to the unborn nor to pro-lifers. She called those of us who believe in the sanctity of human life from the womb to the tomb 'Neanderthals' back in June. The folks at New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms were right when they wrote: 'Gov. Hochul has embraced wicked lies about who God is, about the nature of human life, and about the meaning of the word 'compassion.''
"They also said: 'Let us pray that the Lord will change our Governor’s heart so that her soul can be saved through a relationship with Jesus and so that the lives of New York’s unborn children will not continue to be sacrificed on the altars of lust, selfishness, and convenience," Graham said. "Amen to that! Pray for our leaders—most of all, that they would turn to the Lord Jesus Christ. He is our only hope!"
It was in a report in Decision Magazine that Hochul's statements were documented.
And it came as she announced "$13.4 million in state grants to 37 New York abortion providers during a news conference held at Judson Memorial Church near Washington Square Park in Manhattan," the report said.
Hochul claimed, "Light does prevail over darkness. And while there has been a dark pall cast over our nation in the aftermath of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, let that light continue to shine right here in the State of New York."
She continued, "We’ll fight like hell to make sure that no one ever touches these rights right here. And we’ll be that beacon of hope. We’ll be that safe harbor for women all across this nation."
ARIS, France (AFP) — Wild populations of monitored animal species have plummeted nearly 70 percent in the last 50 years, according to a landmark assessment released Thursday that highlights “devastating” losses to nature due to human activity. ‘Truly frightening’ data from 32,000 tracked species shows average decline of 69%, with parts of Latin America seeing losses as high as 94% from 52 years ago, WWF says
Featuring data from 32,000 populations of more than 5,000 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish, the WWF Living Planet Index shows accelerating falls across the globe.
In biodiversity-rich regions such as Latin America and the Caribbean, the figure for animal population loss is as high as 94 percent.
Mark Wright, director of science at WWF, said the figures were “truly frightening,” particularly for Latin America.
“Latin America is renowned for his biodiversity of course, it’s really important for lots of other things as well,” he said.
The index found that freshwater species had declined more than those found in any other habitat, with an 83-percent population fall since 1970. The report found that the main drivers of wildlife loss are habitat degradation due to development and farming, exploitation, the introduction of invasive species, pollution, climate change and disease.
Lambertini said the world needed to rethink its harmful and wasteful agricultural practices before the global food chain collapsed.
“Food systems today are responsible for over 80 percent of deforestation on land, and if you look at the ocean and freshwater, they are also driving a collapse of fishery stocks and populations in those habitats,” he said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's gross national debt has surpassed $31 trillion, according to a U.S. Treasury report released Tuesday that logs America's daily finances.
Edging closer to the statutory ceiling of roughly $31.4 trillion — an artificial cap Congress placed on the U.S. government’s ability to borrow — the debt numbers hit an already tenuous economy facing high inflation, rising interest rates and a strong U.S. dollar.
And while President Joe Biden has touted his administration's deficit reduction efforts this year and recently signed the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, which attempts to tame 40-year high price increases caused by a variety of economic factors, economists say the latest debt numbers are a cause for concern.
Owen Zidar, a Princeton economist, said rising interest rates will exacerbate the nation's growing debt issues and make the debt itself more costly. The Federal Reserve has raised rates several times this year in an effort to combat inflation.
“I think the point here is if you weren't worried before about the debt before, you should be — and if you were worried before, you should be even more worried," Zidar said.
The Congressional Budget Office earlier this year released a report on America's debt load, warning in its 30-year outlook that, if unaddressed, the debt will soon spiral upward to new highs that could ultimately imperil the U.S. economy.
Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said in an emailed statement Tuesday, “This is a new record no one should be proud of.”
“In the past 18 months, we’ve witnessed inflation rise to a 40-year high, interest rates climbing in part to combat this inflation, and several budget-busting pieces of legislation and executive actions," MacGuineas said. “We are addicted to debt."
A representative from the Treasury Department was not immediately available for comment.
Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at Loyola Marymount University, said “it took this nation 200 years to pile up its first trillion dollars in national debt, and since the pandemic we have been adding at the rate of 1 trillion nearly every quarter."
Predicting high inflation for the “foreseeable future,” he said, “when you increase government spending and money supply, you will pay the price later."
Giorgia Meloni, 45, wrapping up her campaign in Naples on September 23, 2022.
“I am Giorgia, I am a woman, I am a mother, I am Italian, I am Christian,” a fired-up Meloni told supporters in central Rome. “No one will take that away from me.”
The coda to Meloni’s “Christian mother” label, a phrase which she repeated word for word in Spanish at a rally in support of Spain’s right party last year, underscores the fears of an conservative camp that feels under siege in a globalized, fast-changing world.
To Meloni, the besieging forces include immigration, Islam, European integration, “woke ideologies” and what she describes as “LGBT lobbies”. It’s a view she shares with the likes of Hungary’s Viktor Orban, whom she has strenuously defended in his tussles with Brussels over democracy and the rule of law.
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A diversity and inclusion training by the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado instructs cadets to use words that "include all genders" and to refrain from saying things like "mom" and "dad. "The slide presentation titled, "Diversity & Inclusion: What it is, why we care, & what we can do," advises cadets to use "person-centered" and gender-neutral language when describing individuals.
"Consider ‘parent or caregiver’ instead of ‘mom and dad,'" the presentation states. "Use words that include all genders: ‘Folks’ or ‘Y’all’ instead of ‘guys’; ‘partner’ vs. ‘boyfriend or girlfriend.’"
The documents were shared with Fox News Digital by Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., a Green Beret and Afghan War veteran, who said the materials had alarmed cadets. Fox News Digital has verified the documents' authenticity. Waltz pointed out during an interview with Fox News Digital that "it's been a tradition in the military to get letters from mom and dad or your boyfriend and girlfriend for as long as there's been a military."
"Now we're instructing every cadet entering the Air Force to not say ‘mom’ and ‘dad,’ to not say ‘boyfriend’ or ‘girlfriend,’ and this kind of drive towards gender neutrality," he said. "I think the Air Force should be worried about the macro aggressions against America that are happening all over the world."
The diversity and inclusion (D&I) training also includes an exercise asking cadets to separate into small groups and write down as many "G-Animals," or animals that start with the letter "G," that they can think of in one minute’s time.
"What does this activity show us about the power of combining our diverse perspectives?" the activity asks. "If this were an operational USAF/USSF [United States Space Force] challenge (think COA [course of action] development) what risks might be present if we did not fully leverage the diversity of our group?"
This is Matthew 24:12-14 on steroids!!!
On January 1st of 2023 the ‘SAFE-T’ Act will commence in the state of Illinois. This act will get rid of the cash bail system in its entirety. The name SAFE-T is an acronym for ‘Safety, Accountability, Fairness, and Equity-Today’. Those who voted for the act believe it will reduce arrests. The majority of Illinois citizens believe it will EXPLODE CRIME in their state!!
There are 12 non-detainable offenses where the new law would end cash bail. The law includes second-degree murder, arson, drug-induced homicide, robbery, kidnapping, aggravated battery, burglary, intimidation, aggravated driving under the influence, fleeing and eluding, drug offenses, and threatening a public official.
“I’m very concerned about an increase in violent crime," said state’s attorney Robert Berlin.
From today, all women in Hungary who want an abortion must listen to the baby’s heartbeat before going through with the procedure.
The new rule came into force after an announcement by Minister of the Interior Sándor Pintér.
“The presented medical findings must record that the healthcare provider presented the factor indicating the vital functions of the fetus to the pregnant woman in a clearly identifiable manner,” said the minister.
Pintér asserted that a new law wasn’t necessary to mandate the requirement, which is merely a continuation of the 1992 abortion law.
Hungary is trying to encourage its native population to have more children in other ways too. Back in 2019, Hungary announced it would hand out €30,600 to married couples who have three or more children.
A married couple receives the €30,600 as a loan from the government upon getting married. The loan then has to be repaid until the couple has three children. At this point, the debt is completely forgiven.
Unlike other European countries, Hungary is trying to ensure that it does not become dependent on mass immigration to maintain its population levels.
Back in 2020, the country’s current president, Katalin Novák, who was then family minister, celebrated the fact that the policies were working.
“The recent demographic figures speak for themselves; the number of marriages is at a 40-year high, and the fertility rate is at a 20-year high, while the number of divorces hasn’t been as low as last year in the last six decades,” said Novák.
If only other European countries would follow Hungary’s example.
They’re here plotting to bring their wisdom to the nation’s public elementary school children. They point out that Christian evangelical groups already have infiltrated the lives of America’s children through after-school religious programming in public schools, and they appear determined to give young students a choice: Jesus or Satan.
“It’s critical that children understand that there are multiple perspectives on all issues, and that they have a choice in how they think,” said Doug Mesner, the Satanic Temple’s co-founder.
On Monday, the group plans to introduce its After School Satan Club to public elementary schools, including one in Prince George’s County, petitioning school officials to allow them to open immediately as the academic year starts. Chapter heads from New York, Boston, Utah and Arizona were in Salem on July 10 talking strategy, with others from Minneapolis, Detroit, San Jose, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Florida participating online. The promotional video, which feels like a mash-up of a horror movie trailer and a “Saturday Night Live” sketch, will serve to promote the new club along with its website — Afterschoolsatan.com.
Brandon Showalter, a reporter for The Christian Post, is among the most well-versed and unrelenting journalists to tackle the transgender movement, exploring the impact of puberty blockers, "disfiguring surgeries," and the moral chaos he believes is shielding so many from the truth. "Something inside me snapped, and I just thought, 'Well, I've just got to dig into this and scrutinize this more deeply because this is absolutely insane,'" Showalter said. "I just remember thinking to myself, 'They're doing what to children?!'" Watch him tell his story on this
CBN News report.
By Ian M. Giatti, Christian Post Reporter
At least a third of senior pastors in the United States believe one can earn a place in Heaven by simply being a good person, according to a nationwide survey.
The American Worldview Inventory 2022 examined more than three dozen beliefs held by pastors. Researchers found that in addition to believing that people can merit salvation based solely on their good works, one-third or more of senior pastors surveyed also believe the Holy Spirit is not a person but rather “a symbol of God’s power." Others said that moral truth is subjective; sexual relations between two unmarried people who love each other is “morally acceptable" and biblical teaching on abortion is “ambiguous.”
At least a third of those surveyed also said they believe “socialism is preferable to capitalism and that allowing property ownership facilitates economic injustice,” which researchers say could point to the “increase of cultural and political influence into the church.”
After data reported earlier this year found just 37% of Christian pastors have a biblical worldview, the latest CRC report analyzed that research across all major U.S. denominations, and found that a “loss of biblical belief is prevalent among pastors in all denominational groupings.”
The current report focuses on roughly half of those beliefs, revealing that a shockingly large percentage reject biblical teaching on some of the most basic Christian beliefs.
Another 39% of Evangelical pastors surveyed said there is no absolute moral truth and that “each individual must determine their own truth.” Roughly the same percentage (38%) didn't answer in the affirmative when asked if "human life is sacred," while 37% said having faith, in general, is more important than in what — or more specifically, Whom — one has faith.
Perhaps most startlingly, three in 10 Evangelical pastors (30%) didn't answer in the affirmative if their salvation is based on having confessed their sins and accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
The message of the newly released film "My Son Hunter" is clear: Establishment politicians and the liberal media have buried the compelling evidence that Joe Biden is running a family business. Our President has been selling his White House influence - a multi-million-dollar operation - to the likes of Chinese firms carrying out the global agenda of the Chinese Communist Party.
Watch the movie trailer:
FedNow digital services - explained by Federal Reserve Board Vice President, Lael Brainard, will be fully ready between May and July of 2023 for all digital bank-to-bank payments. Are you ready to stop using cash and go totally digital?
Since the start of COVID in February of 2020, the digital transformation of our nation (and the world) has been exponential! The future effects are under the spiritual radar and are totally oblivious to most humans - leading to Satan's planned outcome: TOTAL TRACKING, POWER & CONTROL.
FedNow is digitally built to replace all bank-to-bank payments, payroll payments, utility payments, credit card payments via digital instant payments...This will include all direct deposits to people from the Federal government. The FedNow digital monetary system to be used by all American citizens is called Retail and will come later next year.
I live in the UK and I can confirm that what you've just seen and heard on Tucker Carlson is true. We have inflation running at about 20% and I'm expecting my annual energy bill from October to be the equivalent of about $8000, up from around $3000. We will have large numbers of people who will be living without food and/or heating - and therefore many who will die this winter, including the old and vulnerable. Please pray from Europe!
by HAL TURNER
Pope Francis has ordered that the Holy See and connected entities move all financial assets to the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), commonly known as the Vatican bank by September 30.
The Pope’s rescript, issued Aug. 23, clarifies the interpretation of a paragraph in the new constitution of the Roman Curia, Praedicate Evangelium, promulgated in March.
According to Francis’ rescript, financial and liquid assets held in banks other than the IOR must be moved to the Vatican bank within 30 days of Sept. 1, 2022.
The IOR, based in Vatican City State, has 110 employees and 14,519 clients. As of 2021, it looked after 5.2 billion euros ($5.6 billion) of client assets.
Though commonly called a “bank,” the IOR is technically a financial institute, with no branches, working within Vatican City State to provide services to clients, which include the Holy See and connected entities, religious orders, clergy, Catholic institutions, and Holy See employees.
The IOR saw its number of clients decline by 472, from 14,991 clients at the end of 2020 to 14,519 in 2021. Nearly half of its clients in 2019 were religious orders.
The decree will force Holy See institutions, including the Secretariat of State, to move their financial assets to the IOR by the end of September. The Secretariat of State is known to have had accounts in Swiss financial institutions, including Credit Suisse, through which the controversial London building investment was initially carried out.
HAL TURNER'S EDITORIAL OPINION
This move by Pope Francis aligns perfectly with the information provided to me over this past weekend, from Bankers/Financial people I had to "lean on" for information, revealed in my August 29 radio show.
Those Bankers/Financial people told me on Saturday night-into-Sunday that THEY expect a massive financial collapse "within 3 to 4 weeks" the official commencing of World War 3, and a hyperinflationary period, wiping out societal function. It's all in the archive of my August 29 radio show. The notes I used for that show are HERE for subscribers to this site, who support it with $1 a week subscription.
When The Pope tells the church to get all their money into the Vatican Bank (pronto), it sure looks to me like he knows the other banks are going to be in massive trouble, and he wants the church funds to be safe.
Of course, that's only my interpretation, but it seems to fit the facts.
Get some cash to live on for a month or so and have it in your house. Not to pay bills, but to LIVE on -- food . . . fuel . . .
Whatever evil this way comes, a lot of signs in markets and in the intelligence community, are pointing toward next month - September - for a whirlwind of trouble to hit. You need to be prepared.
An Irish teacher was put in prison after he refused to use “gender-neutral” pronouns, telling the judge he would continue going to the school to teach despite a court order barring him from the premises.
Enoch Burke was temporarily suspended on full pay from the Wilson’s Hospital School after refusing a request from the principal to address a transgender student by “they” instead of “he,” according to Irish outlet Independent.ie.
The evangelical Christian continued to show up to work everyday despite the suspension, leading the boarding school to get an interlocutory injunction restraining him from coming in the building.
When Burke persisted in showing up to work, the school’s board of management filed a further application, and on Friday, Justice Miriam O’Regan ordered Burke to be arrested and brought into court.
In court, Burke continued to insist on showing up to school teach, saying, “I love my school. I am here today because I would not call a boy a girl,” the outlet reported.
Staying away the school “is not something I will do. It is in violation of my conscience,” Burke added.
The teacher claimed that his suspension was invalid and that he would’ve had to “commit an act of gross misconduct” for it to be justified, according to the outlet.
“It is reprehensible that anyone’s religious beliefs could be taken as a ground for misconduct or gross misconduct,” Burke said. “Were I to obey the order of the board of management and the order of the court, I would have to accept that sticking by my belief in male and female is wrong.”
“It is not something I will do. It is in violation of my conscience,” he added, saying, “Were I to go into the school and bow to something I know to be manifestly wrong, it would be a shame and a disgrace on my part.”
Justice Michael Quinn ordered Burke be committed to Mountjoy Prison and remain there indefinitely “until he purges his contempt or until further order of this court.”
Burke refused to comply with the court’s order after the judge’s decision, saying, “I cannot purge my contempt by holding my Christian beliefs in contempt.”
Wilson’s Hospital School is a secondary school — or high school — run by the Church of Ireland. It is co-ed and caters to boarding and day students.
A new survey released by The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University reveals that pastors of nondenominational churches are more likely to hold a biblical worldview than pastors belonging to all other denominations.
The latest wave of research found only 37% of pastors hold a biblical worldview and analyzes the views of pastors by denomination.
The survey is based on responses from 1,000 Christian pastors to 54 questions collected in February and March 2022. It examined the frequency with which 75% or more of pastors in a particular denomination agreed with 17 statements outlining beliefs that either embrace or reject a biblical worldview. Findings reveal that at least 75% of pastors leading nondenominational Christian and Christian independent denominations held biblical views on 12 of the matters addressed in the statements.
Even in the five cases where more than 75% of nondenominational pastors did not subscribe to a biblical worldview on a particular issue, the share of pastors who adhered to a biblical worldview on a particular teaching never dropped below 50%. The same is true for Evangelical pastors, although leaders in this denomination only held biblical views on just four of the 17 issues.
While at least 75% of mainline Protestant pastors abided to a biblical worldview on two of the 17 matters they were asked about, at least 50% of the remaining 15 subscribed to a biblical worldview on all matters presented before them. At least 75% of Pentecostal/Charismatic and Catholic pastors possessed biblical views regarding two of the beliefs they were queried about.
Between 50% and 74% of Pentecostal/Charismatic pastors held biblical beliefs on 12 of the 17 matters examined in the survey, while less than half of pastors affiliated with this denomination maintained biblical beliefs on the remaining three. Less than 50% of Catholic pastors held biblical beliefs on 10 of the items they were questioned about, while between 50% and 74% of Catholic pastors held biblical views on the other five.
The share of pastors of traditionally black churches and Holiness congregations who held biblical beliefs never reached 75% for any particular statement. Fifty percent to 74% of pastors affiliated with the traditionally black tradition had biblical beliefs on six of the 17 statements presented before them, while less than 50% subscribed to a biblical worldview on the remaining 11. The inverse was true for pastors belonging to a Holiness denomination.
Compared to their counterparts in other denominations, a far higher share of non-denominational pastors (90%) agreed that human life is sacred.
Just 68% of mainline Protestant pastors, 62% of Evangelical pastors, 55% of Pentecostal/Charismatic pastors, 40% of pastors leading traditionally black churches, 35% of pastors leading Holiness denominations and 34% of Catholic pastors said the same.
This pattern also applied to the belief that “the personal accumulation of money and other forms of wealth are entrusted to a person by God to manage for His purpose.” Seventy-one percent of nondenominational pastors expressed agreement with that statement, along with 62% of mainline Protestant pastors, 57% of Evangelical pastors, 46% of Pentecostal/Charismatic pastors, 38% of pastors leading Holiness congregations, 33% of Catholic pastors and 30% of pastors shepherding traditionally black churches.
This new "cartoon" from Disney features a little girl named "Antichrist."
"There's no more putting this off. Your dad is the devil and you're the Antichrist," the cartoon mom tells her daughter, about 13.
The "adult" programming is called "Little Demon" and one of the actors who provide voicing expressed approval that it normalizes "paganism."
Mom that drops a "your dad, the devil" bombshell on the little girl, to which she responds in kind.
The online promotion of the video from Disney says, "From the co-creator of Rick and Morty comes the new animated comedy, FX's Little Demon."
And it recites, "It has been 13 years since being impregnated by Satan, and a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware. However, the two are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter's soul."
The The Gateway Pundit was blunt in its assessment, with, "Disney continued down its path to destruction, releasing a new cartoon entitled Little Demon, and it is just as bad as it sounds."
"The series features demonic witchcraft, pagan rituals, gratuitous blood, gore and nudity, and judging by the trailer (included here, but not recommended) can easily be considered pornographic by definition."
"Along with other Disney-associated productions such as Maleficent, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, and The Owl House, this new adult cartoon series, Little Demon, is also set in a spiritually demonic realm. According to Deadline, a Hollywood online news source, 'Among other shenanigans, the comedy … shows Laura [the mother] nude with no pixilation. She strips down in the first episode to perform a ritual, while there are multiple instances of nudity throughout the series.'"
The misconception that there is no sound in space originates because most space is a "vacuum", providing no way for sound waves to travel. Listen now to the first audible sounds NASA recently recorded coming from a black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy, one of the most massive objects in the known universe. Many people described it as sounds coming straight from Hell. Listen now and you be the judge.
"They already took God out of schools. Now they're going to let Satan in, it's just crazy," said Jennifer McAllister, a Perry County resident. Parents across Central PA are expressing their outrage over a local court's decision to allow Satanists to hold, promote and sponsor an "After School Satan Club.
The 2022 Opening Ceremony Worships an Idol on International TV
On a small scale, a town may conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the opening of a new park to the community. On a massive scale, typically used for events that take days and involve thousands of people, an elaborate opening ceremony would be created. The purpose of the opening ceremony is also to dedicate that event to someone or something. The opening ceremony itself shows to whom or what the event is being dedicated.
This last week, the 2022 British Commonwealth Games opening ceremony had many components, but the most disturbing was centered around the worshiping of a massive 30-foot-tall horned bull with dozens of worshipers bowing down the idol. In this presentation, the arena was staged with what looked like a ring of lava around the arena, and smoke and fire bellowed from the bull. It is clear that Satanists are no longer hiding in the shadows but openly giving homage to Satan in rituals on national TV for an international audience. What is surprising to me more than anything else is that there must have been a consensus from the authorities that put on this event, that it was not only acceptable, but one that they wanted to present openly to the world. This significant portion of the ceremony dedicated the 11 days of the games, the 5,000+ athletes from 72 nations and territories, with an estimated global viewing audience of over 1 billion people, essentially to Satan.
I am at a loss of words and don’t know what more to say regarding this event. It speaks for itself. There are dozens of minor events over the years leading to this presented by individuals (such as a performance during the 2014 Grammys; and a variety of others since), but I’ve never seen one presented by one of the most powerful governments on Earth. Keep in mind that this was no minor event as it was seen by over 1 billion people. It brought to mind the time when Moses came down from Mount Sinai to witness the people worshiping an idol of a calf they made (Exodus 32:7-10; Deut 9:12-14). When God saw this behavior, He desired to destroy them all and said, “… that My wrath may burn hot against them, and I may consume them …”. Since God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb 13:8), I’m sure this event angers him as well, and the world is on the precipice of His return.
The Events of Revelation will happen in Rapid Succession once Started
The book of Revelation tells us the events of the end times, and right at the beginning of the book, we are instructed to hear, read, and take to heart the prophecies in the book. A prior newsletter covered the detailed breakdown in Greek of Rev 1:1,3 and how it literally means that “there is an appointed time when these events are to start, and when they do, they will occur in rapid succession”. This means that all the remaining 500+ prophecies contained throughout all the scriptures will be fulfilled quickly once started.
It is More Important than Ever to Dive into His Word
The principle we are to follow is for us to "Prove all things by the Word of God” (1 Thess 5:21). That includes all ministers, teaching, preaching, doctrines, sermons, writings, opinions, and practices. Examine all by the light of the Bible. Any teaching that is not 100% supported by the Scriptures you are to reject wholly. Studying is not optional for Christians but required by God. In fact, we are commanded by God to “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Tim 2:15).
That there is no such thing as a perfect English translation that tells us exactly what God’s Word says with exact precision. There is always a discrepancy between the original Greek (NT in this case) to English, and mankind has created more than 450 different English translations, which have thousands of differences between themselves. How much easier would it be to study God’s Word if an English New Testament translation existed that took each of the original Koine Greek words and applied the original meaning along with the original parsing assigned to each of those words? The Pure Word is a New Testament reference that does just that! It is the perfect resource that every Christian should have to dive into God’s Word and use along with your preferred version of the Scriptures.
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A new report based on interviews with some 300 Catholic priests, nuns and laypeople concludes that clergy aren’t adequately prepared to wield the power they exercise and need more education on questions of sex and gender.
The study’s authors, Julie Hanlon Rubio and Paul J. Schutz, both professors at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit institution in Northern California, initially intended to survey 600 respondents, drawn proportionally from lay, religious (those who take vows but are not ordained to the priesthood) and priests, but were turned away by five of the six dioceses and diocesan seminaries they approached.
Nearly half (48.4%) of the 300 who participated were lay Catholics, 22% were nuns, 16% were priests and 6% were men in formation for the priesthood. More than two-thirds of their responses from priests came from those educated in Jesuit institutions.
The report was funded by a grant from Fordham University as part of a project dubbed, “Taking Responsibility: Jesuit Educational Institutions Confront the Causes and Legacy of Sexual Abuse.”
Rubio and Schutz wanted to move away from asking, “Is he a good priest or a bad priest?” and ask instead, “What are the underlying reasons that this priest is acting in this way?”
Existing studies, said the authors, “have focused on individuals who engage in abuse due to personal weakness, psychosexual vulnerabilities, the influence of broader historical movements, or poor theology and training.”
The authors said their data shows that sex, gender and power are all components of structural clericalism, which in turn keeps priests above and apart from the rest of the church and potentially enables abuse.