2-15-16: A View With a Tin Foil Hat

That title will make perfect sense when we get to my Judge Scalia segment. As it stands, it made me chuckle. 🙂

 

 

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/208082#.VsIh0Bgb3wc

PA: No more negotiations with Israel, ever
PA Foreign Minister rejects direct negotiations with Israel, suggests ISIS may soon take over Judea, Samaria.

I think he’s partially right. ISIS will try to take those areas over and they will fail.  That will either be part of a literal Psalm 83 scenario or dovetailed into something else.

Obviously the PA is done pretending…until next week?  Who knows? At least this is a refreshing lack of pretense here if nothing else.

 

http://www.debka.com/article/25231/Russian-Turkish-clash-building-up-over-Syria

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/ISIS-Threat/Saudi-Arabia-prepared-for-ground-war-in-Syria-military-spokesman-says-444362

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-sends-troops-and-fighter-jets-to-military-base-in-turkey-ahead-of-intervention-against-a6871611.html

Turkey and Saudis vs Iran, Russia and Syria.

It’s on the boards. We’re quickly heading into “we could wake up any morning and…” territory.  There are no good guys in this picture for me.

This cannot end well and I hope cooler heads prevail somehow.

This is happening at the same time indicators are that Russia will increase their activity and aggression: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/week-eighteen-of-the-russian-intervention-in-syria-a-dramatic-escalation-appears-imminent/

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/02/15/syria-airstrike-levels-doctors-without-borders-backed-clinic.html?intcmp=hpbt1

Russian airstrikes destroy Doctors Without Borders-backed hospital in Syria, activists say

The problem with anything like this is we’re going to get at least two sides of a story and we have no idea what’s actually true although the clamor is growing in favor of this particular narrative so far.

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/France-says-attacks-on-hospitals-in-Syria-are-war-crimes-445017

France accuses Syria of war crimes for hospital attacks.

Notice how no one has the guts to point the finger at the Russians? Syria is partially responsible but not solely.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/12156598/Arab-states-are-seeking-nuclear-weapons-to-counter-Iran-Israel-warns.html

Arab states are seeking nuclear weapons to counter Iran.  

Israel and others have been warning about this for a long time and now here we are.  This is another point of no return.  This is the worst kind of arms race that could be imagined.

 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/putin-obama-agree-on-closer-cooperation-over-syria-1455449024?mod=e2fb
Putin, Obama Agree on Closer Cooperation Over Syria

In other words Obama is going to stay out of the way.

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Syrias-Assad-says-cease-fire-doesnt-mean-parties-stop-using-weapons-445016

Syria’s Assad says cease-fire doesn’t mean parties ‘stop using weapons’

This “cease-fire” isn’t going to be worth much if this bit of sophistry is anything to go by.  Like we didn’t already know that anyways.

“That depends on what the meaning of the word “is”, is…. ”

 

 

ONE WORLD RELIGION/BABYLON HARLOT:

http://christiannews.net/2016/02/15/pope-francis-nominates-over-1000-super-confessors-to-forgive-certain-sins/

‘Pope Francis’ Nominates Over 1,000 ‘Super Confessors’ to Forgive Certain Sins

Can someone please show me this concept anywhere in the Bible? Thanks.

 

DEATH OF SC JUDGE SCALIA (TIN FOIL HAT):

Most importantly here: Thoughts and prayers to all friends and loved ones of a judge that many of us held in high esteem.

Let’s get down to the apparently growing buzz surrounding the circumstances of his death and I want to be as respectful and careful with this as I can:

http://www.conservativeoutfitters.com/blogs/news/87933633-poll-do-you-suspect-foul-play-in-the-death-of-justice-scalia

Drudge ran this last night so it’s definitely out in the mainstream this question of natural causes or foul play.   I’ll let the poll numbers speak for themselves in addition to any time you spend out on social media or the blogosphere.    The “foul play” narrative is alive and well and in some surprising corners.   I know this story has changed several times since the news broke. That doesn’t help things, either.

My own view: 

At face value:

I can’t call an 80-year-old passing away an “untimely death.”   This was a good Italian boy who knew about good eating and good living and with all due respect and affection… it showed. 🙂

The problem:

It’s sketchy and suspect more than it needs to be largely because of this pillow over the face/head and the seeming rush to bury/embalm the body and not to do an autopsy.    I can’t get around these two items at all and I’m clearly not in a small minority on that.

People that normally don’t go “conspiracy” are noticing this as well.

More conspiracy fodder that again I even see Drudge floating around: http://www.conservativeoutfitters.com/blogs/news/88052289-the-cias-secret-heart-attack-gun

Make of that what you will.  The CIA secret heart attack gun. LOL 🙂

I think if Scalia had been 50 instead of 80 I could throw down on this “foul play” narrative with a lot more force and no hesitation at all. I don’t feel like I can quite do that yet although I admit the breeze is having me tilt in that direction or at least considering it.

 

Here is some more to consider:
http://www.allenbwest.com/2016/02/breaking-judge-reveals-scalias-cause-of-death-says-this-about-foul-play/

^^ A fairly definitive “not foul play” statement.  This is probably good enough for a lot of people.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/02/we_must_have_an_immediate_scalia_autopsy.html

^^ I think this is very “fair and balanced”… pardon the cliche… and even keeled. Yes,  an autopsy would be good.

There will be back and forth on this for a while I suspect.

My friends at Skywatch TV wrote this on their Facebook page:

 

Forensics on this should be relatively straightforward. If the Justice died because the pillow was held over his face, then saliva, petechiae, and even fibers will tell the tale. It’s a shame that he had to leave us so soon. If someone did hasten his end, then let’s pray justice is served–and ultimately, as Christians, we know that all things done in secret will be brought to light.

Exactly right.  See that bolded item? I pray that and everything that goes with it happens VERY soon on all levels.

We are practically at a point of unhinged lunacy because a growing number of the populace does not trust the government for a wide variety of reasons. Too bad it took all of this to get there.

This is partly why we see a circus sideshow presidential election and none of the candidates can be called leaders or statesman/woman with a straight face.

Who won that GOP “debate” the other night incidentally? The Democrats.

How do the Democrats look? Terrible. Not a pretty choice, is it?

The whole thing is so lackluster it feels like a throw away and an afterthought. Maybe it is.  Hmmmm….

 

All of these sort of things are all symptoms.

The root cause continues to be Romans 1, 2 Timothy 4, and all that goes with it.

Cui Buono (Who Benefits?) in regards to Scalia’s death?

This isn’t rocket science.

The best answers I’ve seen in regards to “Why Scalia might have gotten knocked off” go like this:

“The landmark rulings are this year which will basically give Obama amnesty and something with gun control (can’t remember details). It has to do with constitutionally of executive action. Huge SC cases this year. That is why having the biggest dissenter removed would be advantageous to Obama.”

and

“Obama has not gotten gun control or open borders.”

and

“Done to send a message out” which is classic Cloak and Dagger 101.

Could be all true. These are good answers. 🙂

There is no question these items all become even easier now although I really don’t think it makes as much of a difference as some other people might. I think it’s full steam ahead on those one way or the other.

All of those items have been well underway for decades as is.  It’s been the frog in the slowly warming to boiling pot situation on those issues and so much more.

Look at the track record of success Obama has enjoyed since coming in office. He’s gotten everything he wanted and the heavy lifting is finished with the health care and marriage rulings.  It makes little difference what the makeup of the SCOTUS or Congress is.  Scalia was alive and well for all of that.  He could only do so much.

I will not be surprised if Obama gets more than one shot at SCOTUS before the year is out because of the elderly make up of several of the judges and not the least of which is Justice Ginsburg who is even less than a youngster than Scalia was and has already had a major health scare in her recent past.  What if she decides to retire soon to give Obama another slot? “Take a dive for the cause” as it were since she is as liberal as it gets?

How’s that for a conspiracy theory?  It’s a young year.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/scotus-analyst-tom-goldstein-loretta-lynch-most-likely-candidate-replace-n518916?cid=sm_fb

AG Loretta Lynch the most likely Obama appointee to succeed Scalia.

I figured it would be her or Holder for reasons including some of which get mentioned in that piece.  Eventually we may be stuck with both.  Depending on who the next POTUS is, assuming that happens, some scenarios even have Obama being appointed into the SCOTUS himself assuming he doesn’t go to the UN.  None of it would surprise me.

He’s not going away.

 

My takeaway from all of this craziness:

I can’t rule anything out because I know this game is really about Ephesians 6:12 and what’s really in charge of this planet right now… but honestly? No one needed to be knocked off to continue this agenda and I very seriously doubt Scalia was going to be able to stop it had he stayed alive and well this next year.

Christians we absolutely need to be making sure we keep the Armor of God each and every day.  Ephesians 6:10-20.

If you aren’t a Christian….  honestly,  the only way this mess is going to get fixed is when the King of Kings Jesus Christ comes back and sets this all straight and I’ve pounded that drum recently in this blog plenty about how we are definitely in the season leading up to that and the slew of symptoms that go with it.

Please… look into these things because there may not be a lot of time left to make that decision. Make sure you are on the right side. 🙂

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12-19: The Weekend round up

EDIT ADD UPDATE:

 

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-has-withdrawn-most-of-its-revolutionary-guards-from-syria/

Israel: Iran has withdrawn most of its Revolutionary Guards from Syria

Read the entire article for why that is. This is something to be watched closely.

 

RUSSIA:

http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/14152/Russia-to-supply-T-90-tanks-to-Iran

Russia is not going away and continues to expand her presence and influence on at least two countries that, along with her, will eventually be part of the Ezekiel 38 coalition regardless of who is in what role.

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Iran/Iran-to-export-enriched-uranium-to-Russia-in-coming-days-437794?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Iran is going to export enriched uranium to Russia in the very near future.   It’s obvious things are extremely cozy between these two and I don’t expect that trend to change any time soon.  These two are certainly ready for Ezekiel 38 whenever that happens.

TURKEY:

https://www.rt.com/news/326372-erdogan-erdem-chp-syria-sarin/

Erdogan calls MP ‘traitor’ for telling RT that ISIS got chemical weapons via Turkey

Is Erdogan angry because this is a lie or because it’s true?

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/12/18/russia-says-chinese-british-experts-to-examine-black-box-downed-russian.html

This is more compelling, upfront, and to the point for Russia to make a case against Turkey and specifically the Erdogan government to say nothing about if that first link is true as well.

President Vladimir Putin again denounced Turkey’s action during his annual news conference, saying that it is now “practically impossible” to repair ties under the current Turkish leadership.

My friend Alf Cengia from The Omega Letter said: “Erdogan has been playing the harlot. His time may well be running out.”   

I don’t have any doubt.

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7069/turkey-israel-relations

Turkey even reaching out to Israel is a perfect case in point of exactly that. Hypocritical and desperate.

 

SYRIA:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un-idUSKBN0U10J020151219

U.N. endorses Syria peace plan in rare show of unity among big powers

We will see what that’s actually worth if anything but I would posit here that we all should get used to this kind of concept becoming “less rare” as time marches on .

The Associated Press Verified account ‏@AP
BREAKING: EU leaders vow ‘uncompromising fight against terrorism,’ call for wide-ranging countermeasures.
Whatever that means from 12-18-15.

I do continue to track this “terrorism as a catalyst for the New World Order” trend which I still think it is. I understand that there are a lot of complicated layers and variables to this but overall I think this trend is unmistakable.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/2015/12/18/kissinger-dont-contain-isis-destroy-them/?intcmp=bigtopmarketfeaturesside

High up elites like Kissinger are basically confirming that. The international talking points are always there.   Hegelian dialectic is always in play as well. Have a certain crisis that’s at least partly manufactured and then have a solution for said crisis ready.

It’s a delicate balancing act between vigilance and kneejerking whether it’s Los Angeles shutting down the public schools in the wake of debatable valid threat a week after the awful San Bernadino situation… I don’t blame them… or  someone who works in a large city near where I live taking note a young, athletic man in a fairly heavy winter garb on a balmy 60 degree day taking pictures of buildings in a conspicuous fashion. We shouldn’t give in to fear and hysteria which is something that’s all too easily promulgated in the media and on the Internet but trust your instincts. If you see something that stands out to you like a sore thumb then by all means notify someone.

UFOs:

Leslie Kean ‏@lesliekean 7m7 minutes ago
CNN did an embarrassing bit on “UFO hunters”. What an insult. http://fb.me/4KExUbxwB

Re: http://devoid.blogs.heraldtribune.com/15425/on-cnns-cosmic-unconsciousness/

That’s from LK’s Twitter feed on 12-17-15.

Why did CNN even bother, like I don’t know?    Aren’t we far enough along now to at least discuss the subject seriously or do we still have to swim through this DELIBERATE propoganda and nonsense trying to devalue and dismiss this subject?

 

DAYS OF NOAH:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3365140/How-children-future-32-parents-DNA-cocktail-way-experts-warn.html

Anyone up for 32 parents for one child?   Me, either.

Why would any remotely sane person find the idea of a child whipped up in a petrie dish with dozens of “parents” appealing in any way, shape, or form? Who wants this? Why?  At least there is some words of warning in this but once again we get the idea that “it’s already here and we can’t stop this freight train even if some of us wanted to.”

 

This is truly deviance that I can’t wrap my brain around and I can only pray the Lord intervenes as soon as possible before this evil comes to pass. No more!

CULTURE:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/magazine/mind/2016/01-01/?WT.mc_id=SA_MND_20151217_BUY_PPV

The January/February 2016 issue of Scientific American has a cover story and spread about transgender children and how best to help them thrive.

This isn’t about treating people badly…this should never happen…but the fact that somehow we have turned around and warp speed this is a mainstream  issue even though way less than 10 percent of the population holds to this persuasion.
How about stop deliberately corrupting them early on with these kinds of ideas and just let kids be kid for starters? Just a thought.  It used to be you were a tom boy and then you grew up.  Or if you were like me you messed around with your toys and your sister’s toys for a few years and that was it. Now all of a sudden you do that and it’s a gender identity crisis or worse!   This deliberate targeting and corruption of youth whether it was the legalistic cult my family and I found ourselves in for a few months or the likes of something like this is SATANIC to the core and all part and parcel of breaking down the basic fundamentals and foundations of society.

People LEARN to be this way and especially young and impressionable children. You don’t have to be a shrink to know this. I wish at 4 years old I had been exposed to a lot more useful information like several languages and so forth because now it’s too late.  This is why kids can run circles around a lot of us when it comes to all the new tech gadgets.   The younger they are the better they learn and the more susceptible they are which is why cults constantly target them like the so-called church we had visited earlier this year.  It’s a red flag when you are shown and told about  kids being deliberately targeted for the supposed proselytizing racket.  I’m letting the cat out of the bag a little bit at a time.

Therein lies another sidebar rant: You’ve lost the battle if you give your kid a cellphone or any other device that gives them unchecked access to the Internet but I digress.

This is where we are at already as a society. This is above boards, mainstream, and in our faces and it isn’t going away.  It’s amazing to me how much has changed across the boards in just a relative handful of years.  Rounding up numbers generously, 10 percent or less of the population in any given country is homosexual or some variant thereof and the numbers for “trans” types is even lower than that and yet in the last handful of years the fervor and wall to wall propaganda and hoopla would make most people think it was 90 percent of the population.  Rhetorically: I wonder why that is?

The answer is: Because Satan knows he is running out of time and he is going to go against God and His creation any way he can including attacking  the “made in the image of God.”  We have seen that telegraphed as far back as Genesis 3:15 and the first larger than life attempt in Genesis 6 and the “wreck the image of God” motifs have never gone away whether it’s break down the family, break down the sexual roles and barriers, break down the basic gender identities where no one knows what a male and a female is to the point we are going to have meterosexuals and genderless bathrooms. People can lie to themselves and pretend all day long in a spirit of delusion but  most people on the Earth still know what a man and a woman are despite all of this.

Past this kind of issue of course we get into more unsettling and darker subject matter when we discuss “corrputing the image of God” but that is not the focus of today’s piece.

Incidentally, I can’t help but note the Aryan features of the child in that picture but I have no idea if that means anything or not. Considering the spirit of what’s in charge I wouldn’t be surprised if there was something behind it all.  Oh who am I kidding?  Ephesians 6 and especially verse 12 tells me and tells all of us exactly who and what is behind ALL of this.

STAR WARS:

A fun movie…but that’s ALL it is…a movie.  I leave it to you all to ponder the insane amount of near religious hype and mania that’s surrounding this right now and what that is a symptom of.

Daily Round-Up 12-7-15

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.debka.com/article/25067/Under-secret-Moscow-Cairo-deal-first-Egyptair-passenger-flights-to-Damascus-Aleppo

Things are getting friendlier between Egypt and Russia. Egypt is another Ezekiel 38 player.

 

 

http://www.valuewalk.com/2015/12/will-nato-expel-turkey-over-recent-aggressiveness/

Will NATO expel Turkey over recent aggressiveness?

To my knowledge this is the first time in the media that this concept of Turkey and NATO going their separate ways has been floated.   For me this is inevitable because somehow we have to get Turkey in the Ezekiel 38 coalition.  How do we get from point A to point B?  From NATO’s standpoint: They aren’t worth it and especially now. I can’t imagine NATO gunning up for Turkey.

They have always been an odd fit at best and the moves Erdogan has made makes it even that much more so.

I see this separation happening in the near future and then it won’t take much after that for the sequence to be complete.

ISIS:

The POTUS speech was a wallpaper non-event that has no credibility behind it whatsoever. Words say one thing and actions continue to say something else entirely.   The only person that I believe when they say they are going to destroy ISIS is Putin.

I have to give Trump credit when his response to this speech last night was:  “Is that all there is? We need a new President – FAST!”       

That would be a nice start and I agree but it wouldn’t solve the spiritual decay in the land of which poor leadership is just one of numerous Romans 1 fallout symptoms.

ISRAEL/TEMPLE MOUNT:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/204518#.VmWnWb-KK8B
Two Jews arrested on Temple Mount for Hanukkah prayer

Unbelievable. On Hanukkah no less. How much longer is this ever deteriorating status quo really going to be tolerated?   Here’s a hint: It won’t be many years or decades.

DEVIANT SOCIETY:

http://www.conservativeoutfitters.com/blogs/news/79125377-chicago-police-search-for-parent-of-toddler-smoking-weed-in-this-video

That is a partisan website but the video is legit. Even if it’s a “joke”… who has a baby smoke pot?   I hope they find these people and round them up.

CONSPIRACY CORNER:

Conspiracy theorists threaten family of Sandy Hook shooting victim Vicki Soto

http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/conspiracy-theorists-threaten-family-of-sandy-hook-shooting-victim-vicki-soto/news-story/7d02db330c4eef06942da69bf4c7e435
Let’s say for the sake of the argument this lady is a crisis actor. (I don’t believe it. Sue me.) Is this how to handle it?  Really?

I have my tin foil nearby when I need it and sometimes going down a rabbit trail can be fun. 🙂

This is an example of where the slippery slope can take us and I think this is beyond the pale. It’s outrageous and some people really need to please loosen the tin foil hat a notch and allow more blood flow to their brains.

 

HIGH STRANGENESS:

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/dec/07/stonehenge-first-erected-in-wales-secondhand-monument?CMP=fb_gu

Stonehenge. The mystery that keeps on giving.   This is an interesting concept.

If it was a second-hand monument how did they transport it and how did they line it up perfectly with the stars in a certain incredibly accurate way that we still can’t fully replicate now to the best of my knowledge?

OCCULT EXPOSURE:

TW!    Some of you know what that means and it definitely go for this video. Trigger Warning all the way!

This is an incredibly disturbing video and don’t feel bad if you can’t watch the whole thing. What you are going to see and hear in this video are two children that were rescued out of a Satanic occult abuse situation.  This video has been vetted many times over and passed muster.    I honestly wish it weren’t true.

A lot of things stand out to me in this video including the notably “Aryan” features of the kids which is no accident.   We learned this a little bit the hard way this past year that likes of this is a lot closer to home than a lot of us would like to think about and the key word for today is “infiltration.”    It’s closer than you think. I have seen it with my own eyes.

Ezekiel 8. God sees all.  Just pray for the likes of this out there and by that I mean: It could be on the next street over from where you live. Seriously.

http://www.detestablefilm.com/

Several people who are involved in the very challenging ministry in these areas are trying to make a documentary about all of these things.  Please pray for this project and if please prayerfully consider support.  Thanks.

PARTING SHOT:

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/mind/this-shape-says-more-about-your-personality-than-you-want-to-give-away/news-story/8da0ee71294bba0be089c65730aa8b99

People actually believe the likes of this but anything to not believe in God.   Amazing.

Daily Round-Up 12-2-2015

MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.news.com.au/world/middle-east/is-the-fight-over-a-gas-pipeline-fuelling-the-worlds-bloodiest-conflict/news-story/74efcba9554c10bd35e280b63a9afb74

This article asks and analyzes oil and gas (re: economics) as being a major driver on this conflict. Is there any doubt? I would posit that this is a potential “hook in the jaw element” that we are looking at here that drives Russia’s increased activity in the region. I expect no reversals on that trend.

 

TURKEY IN BED WITH ISIS?

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-02/russia-presents-detailed-evidence-isis-turkey-oil-trade

https://www.rt.com/news/324263-russia-briefing-isis-funding/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/12/02/us-mideast-crisis-russia-turkey-erdogan-idUSKBN0TL1ML20151202?utm_source=twitter#F0aYwDQHzRT9sJfe.99

My money is on the Russians probably telling at least some truth here about this.

For “slander” that’s a pretty compelling and ever-growing body of evidence that they are mounting against Erdogan.

It’s think it’s doom on Erdogan from where I sit.  Putin has made no bones since that plane was shot down that he views Turkey and Erdogan and his people specifically as “aiding and abetting terrorists” and now he’s proving it.  What happens after that?

 

There is no way NATO is going to go to war and stand by Erdogan in light of a growing body of evidence like this. They would be fools to do so.

How does Turkey ultimately end up on the Ezekiel 38 coalition side vs being in NATO? I think we are close to finding out. For the last week we have seen stories about Russia mobiling military assets near the Syrian-Turkey border along with attacking ISIS and Turkey assets both in Syria.

 

 

ISRAEL:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-air-superiority-in-syria-clouded-by-russian-s-400/

Israel’s air superiority clouded by new Russian missiles in Syria
Putin’s deployment of advanced S-400 system impacts a mainstay of Israel’s defense strategy, though coordination with Moscow mitigates the threat
 

As I wrote my last blog this is too close for my comfort level and I hardly share the optimism expressed here to say the least.

http://www.debka.com/article/25052/Israel-extremely-nervous-over-Russian-operations-on-its-Golan-border

Israel is nervous over Russia’s actions in the Golan.

Good. They should be.

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE:

“We didn’t go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn’t want to do environmental damage, and we didn’t want to destroy that infrastructure.”  – President Barack Obama

Fine. Why not take them over?

 

ONE WORLD RELIGION: LOOKS LIKE A LAMB BUT SOUNDS LIKE A DRAGON

I will keep my comments brief as interspersed through the quoted article.

 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/pope-calls-for-end-to-religious-violence-at-central-african-republic-mosque-1448885074

By Francis X. Rocca
Updated Nov. 30, 2015 7:45 p.m. ET

BANGUI, Central African Republic— Pope Francis on Monday called for an end to religious violence in this African nation, capping his trip to the continent with a visit to a mosque that is a haven for Muslims fleeing violence by Christian militias.

 

It’s all equally bad but how about the Christian holocaust taking place with figures that blow this out of the water all over Africa in the Middle East? The numbers aren’t even close. Why isn’t the Pope spinning on his head over that?

 

“Those who claim to believe in God must also be men and women of peace,” he said. “Together, we must say no to hatred, to revenge and to violence, particularly that violence which is perpetrated in the name of a religion or of God himself.”

I’d be interested in matching the death toll over the course of history of Islam vs the RCC when it comes to martyring real Christians and other dissenters. Yes, let’s have that discussion right on through to Pope Pius, the Nazis, and the Holocaust.  Yeah, I went there.

 

Later, while flying back to Rome, the pope said that there was no special link between Islam and violence.

Please consider a lobotomy if you believe this. C’mon Mr. Jesuit, please tell a lie with some sophistication? You can do better than this. TRY.

“You cannot reject a religion because there are some fundamentalist groups, or even many of them at a certain moment in history,” he said. “How many wars, and not only religious wars, have we Christians waged? It wasn’t Muslims who committed the sack of Rome.”

 

Yes, let’s ask the Waldenses, the Abligeneses, and the Anabaptists about that. Oh wait…

 

Under heavy security, the pope’s visit to the modest mosque in the capital’s Muslim quarter, known as PK5, was the culmination of a six-day trip that also included Kenya and Uganda.

While Pope Francis has been eager to visit this nation, one of the world’s poorest, concerns for his safety had thrown the final leg of his trip in doubt until the last minute.

Since 2012, this country has been locked in a bloody civil war that has increasingly taken on religious dimensions. Some have hoped that the visit of the pope, who called on Sunday for the militias to lay down their arms, could rekindle a peace process. Thousands of French forces and U.N. peacekeepers are deployed in the country in an attempt to control the violence.
According to Human Rights Watch, about 122,000 Muslims lived in Bangui before the start of the civil war. But attacks by Christian militias have driven hundreds of thousands of Muslims from the country or forced them to seek shelter in enclaves.

 

Again, this is no good no matter who is doing it and I’m not trying to minimize that at all but what about the numbers of Christians and other non-Muslims being slaughtered in that same area and all over Africa in the Middle East?

 

In the Central African Republic, about 15% of residents are Muslims, according to the CIA Factbook. Catholics make up about a third of the population, according to the Vatican.

I’m not sure how much I trust either of these sources.

The PK5 enclave in Bangui is the last remaining Muslim community in the city, with 15,000 people. Since late September, at least 100 people have died there, according to Human Rights Watch, many of them civilians. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed, and the wooden skeletons of empty stalls are all that remain of the city’s once-bustling market.

Pope Francis’ determination to visit PK5 reflected his frequent calls for interreligious dialogue. The pope traveled to the mosque in his open popemobile, greeting crowds waiting for him along the side of the road.

Blue-helmeted U.N. peacekeepers lined the main road and blocked access from the dusty, red-clay side streets. Some were posted in trucks and armored vehicles with guns mounted on the top. Armed soldiers were also perched in the mosque’s three minarets.

At the mosque, the pope was greeted by the head imam as well as Bangui’s Catholic archbishop. About 250 men sat cross-legged on threadbare rugs, listening to the pope say that the religiously motivated violence in the country “disfigures the face of God.”

“Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters,” said the 78-year-old pope, who appeared tired at times during the morning’s events. “Those who claim to believe in God must also be men and women of peace.”

This is high blasphemy right here. Sheer heresy of the highest order from the supposed vicar of Christ.   This has been beaten to death by light years outside of this blog and I will leave it to people to do their own research. This oft repeated lie doesn’t have any legs to stand on when we compare Jehovah and his characteristics vs Allah in the Koran and plenty of Christians and Muslims alike know that to be true.
The Argentine pope has been bold in denouncing violence against Christians around the world while supporting interfaith dialogue, saying he would even be willing to speak with Islamic State fighters in the name of peace.

Try it. Face to face.

 

As archbishop of Buenos Aires and as pontiff, Pope Francis has enjoyed close relations with Muslim leaders.

He sure has. He’s all warm, fuzzy, and cozy with just about all of them.  Hmmm…
At the mosque on Monday, he bowed his head during the recitation of a Muslim prayer and then asked the imam to take him to the mosque’s mihrab, the prayer niche in a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca. The pair stood silently together for a moment.

Please show me support for this anywhere in the Scriptures.

 

After the ceremony, the pope visited with people living in dirty tents in the courtyard of the mosque, including mixed Muslim-Christian families, who have taken refuge there. Pope Francis also asked to make an impromptu visit to a public school across from the mosque, housed in a building with a corrugated metal roof. Teenage boys wearing T-shirts with the pope’s likeness stood outside.

It isn’t just the American Protestants that are in to marketing, cult of personality, and salesmanship.

 

Some at the mosque meeting were cautious about whether the pope’s visit could help encourage elections that could bring reconciliation. Elections had been scheduled for October but were postponed because of the fighting.

“We hope the visit will help us to proceed with elections,” said Finance Minister Abdalla Kadre’ Assane. “But the pope is not enough.”

The last elected head of state, President François Bozize, was overthrown by Muslim forces in 2013. A transitional council chose Catherine Samba-Panza as interim president last year to oversee a return to democracy.

Following the visit, the pope celebrated Mass at a sports complex in the city’s center. While the stadium holds 30,000 people, it wasn’t filled to capacity, since organizers had limited the number of tickets distributed through the country’s local parishes.

The pope said that “in these times of conflict, hate and war,” it is easy “to be led into selfishness, distrust, violence, destructiveness, vengeance, indifference to and exploitation of those who are most vulnerable.”

It takes courage to “forgive those who have wronged us,” he said during his homily.

Following the Mass, the pope boarded his flight back to Rome.

The pope was asked then if the Catholic Church should change its teaching against condom use to improve prevention of HIV/AIDS, which remains a scourge in Africa.

He didn’t respond directly but called the question “small” and “casuistic,” and said debate over the morality of condom use should wait until after the resolution of “tragic, man-made illnesses” such as malnutrition, environmental problems and arms dealing.

A Jesuit accusing anyone of casuitry (look it up) is always worth a chuckle.

There is an amazing relativism being expressed here to say the least and I will simply let you all digest this any way you want because I could get into trouble if I cut loose on  all of this.

This is a sneak preview of Revelation 13 as far as I’m concerned.

 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

https://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/the-left-wing-media-spin/

LA Marzulli’s blog entry today is a can’t miss.  Co-signed!

Daily Round-Up 11-18-2015

ISIS ATTACKS IN PARIS:

I’m late to the party talking about this but most importantly: Thoughts and prayers go out to any and all affected by this tragedy.

Forget the false flag arguments.

The victims are real and honestly? It’s going to be crisis that won’t be allowed to go to waste no matter what. We already see France under a “state of emergency” which is essentially a full government takeover and Hollande wants it to last for at least three months. I can’t help but wonder if this is a sneak preview of things to come Westward.   I could easily see a comparable attack happening here in the United States say…around November 2016 give or take and golly gee shucks Obama would just have to declare state of emergency for a few months in the country and whoops there goes the elections.

I’ll be amazed if we have the elections here in the USA. I’ve felt that way for years and I stand by it.  The lineup of candidates is so wholly unremarkable anyways but that’s beside the point.

People need to try to keep their heads on straight even when they are scared because it will be exploited and taken advantage of. We have seen that repeatedly even in just recent history.  I know it’s easier said than done. I remember how I felt for those first weeks after 9-11.

Many have said World War 3 essentially started on that date. I can sympathize with that although I’m hearing a fervency along those lines following the attacks in Paris.    Regardless of when it ever officially starts or did, I agree that we are in World War 3 or are very close to it.

 

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/dianne-feinstein-obama-isil-215935
Feinstein breaks with Obama: ‘ISIL is not contained’

“Even a broken clock..”

Even Dianne Fienstein, the same person that has told us that criminals would put down their guns if we put down ours… gets it about ISIS.  Let it sink in.  Anyone with more than two brain cells gets it: Contained and setback my aching backside.

 

AFRICA and social commentary of sorts:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/02/africa/kenya-university-attack/index.html

April 2015.  Kenya.  

Back in April we had this ghastly mass killing by Muslim extremists up to 147 dead. This was larger than Paris in terms of body count and was clearly specific in its nature to kill Christians.

Why didn’t we see this all over the news? Why didn’t we have Facebook make flag of the country color solidarity after this happened?  Anyone want to show solidarity with the Kenyans?  Incidentally, social experiment much?

Why didn’t and doesn’t anyone care about something like this but it’s the end of the world when it happens in the West?

PUTIN/RUSSIA:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/17/us-egypt-crash-russia-blast-idUSKCN0T60PS20151117

Putin vows payback, orders French cooperation after confirmation of Egypt plane bomb
Unlike the leaders of the West, I take him very seriously.  I’m still waiting for shock and awe by the way. I have a funny feeling I’m going to finally see it pretty soon.

I have to chuckle at this “orders French” concept in that story title.    He isn’t going to meander around for years on end.

http://nation.foxnews.com/2015/11/17/putin-forgive-terrorists-god-send-them-him-me
Putin: ‘To Forgive The Terrorists Is Up To God, But To Send Them To Him Is Up To Me.’

I probably shouldn’t but I can’t help it: I like that attitude.  This is downright refreshing instead of a bunch of namby pamby community organizing nonsense. This is how you handle terrorism.  You can’t talk or reason with them. Giving them “jobs”….what flipping burgers?…  and “fixing climate change” isn’t going to address it, either.  What a bunch of hooey.

ASSAD:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/putin-told-assad-to-go-or-be-made-to-go-israeli-officials-say/
He loves me… he loves me not… he loves me… he loves me not…

Now we have a story that the Russians want Assad gone and to make way for a transitional government.  Obviously under their terms. It remains to be seen how this all ends. Your guess is as good as mine at this point.

The news is too much to keep up with.  By now, you all have seen plenty of news that shows that Europe is uncovering a network of this all over and the story continues to evolve quickly.

 

IMMIGRATION:

After gaining a million and a half views in less than five days, the Open Gates video was taken down by YouTube following a copyright infringement. Although the rights company involved in the claim has been named in allegedly spurious claims in the past, there is no reason to suggest that is the case with this video. This article now links to a video mirror on Dutch website Dumpert. You should go check it out.”

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/11/11/watch-anti-migrant-video-going-viral-across-europe/

Watch this video. There is a good reason this is being censored and squashed.  If you run a site or have other means, please capture this video fast!

 

Past this, my hat is off to the states in the USA that are standing against this mandate about taking Syrian refugees under the current circumstances.  I hope it means something. They are here and they have been coming in anyways. If you want to do this there has to be an orderly way where security is assured and we simply don’t have that.  Once upon a time a hundred years ago it was a real process and a privilege of sorts to get in this country. We need to get back to something more along those lines but I know with the globalists in charge and where this is all headed that I can keep on dreaming about that.

If we want to help people and be a place of refuge, that’s fine, but we need to USE OUR BRAINS PLEASE.

Of course I’m sure Dear Leader will find some way to “make it happen” anyways but it’s a nice moment and we will see how long it lasts.

I can’t help but think about how only a couple of weeks ago news came out about how the UN would ideally like to everyone on the planet biometriced (yes I’m making this word up) up by 2030 and then we have these Paris attacks and we’ve had increasing immigration and refugee problems all over the planet in recent times. What a coincidence!

I have an idea! What if we biometriced or… I don’t know…RFID chipped these people.  That’s safe and secure isn’t it? Can’t lose it. Can’t have it stolen. They can be tracked. Everyone feels safe and sound, right? My goodness we could eliminate terrorism and all kinds of crime with this concept. Doesn’t it sound grand?  So many problems solved here!

Sounds like something I read in Revelation 13 but maybe it’s just me.    Hegelian dialectic much?  Never stops.

Despite that I want to close this with words of needed encouragement and perspective:

2 Timothy 1:7:

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

God is still on the throne and in full control. He allows things to happen for reasons only He is fully privy to outside of linear time. His ways truly are higher than our ways and that’s a tough daily struggle to reckon with for all of us if we are honest about it.

In Matthew 24 we read:

3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

We are there.   See Luke 21 also.

Pray. Take one day at a time and yes, Maranatha, come quickly Lord Jesus because the only way out of this mess is up. It’s getting bumpy!

PARTING SHOTS:

Somehow Charlie Sheen’s HIV disclosure is taking up an asinine amount of media time because it’s the latest distraction for us.

The only surprise here for me is that he lasted that long before getting a disease like that.  Keep praying for Charlie.  He’s totally lost.

On that note: http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2015/std-surveillance-report-press-release.html

STDs of all kinds continue to be on the rise.  That society symptom speaks for itself.

The Daily Round-Up 11-11-15

I want to take a moment to express my utmost gratitude to any and all United States military veterans and current active personnel for their service.

ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST:

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/ISIS-in-Sinai-threatens-to-attack-Israel-432684

ISIS in Sinai threatens to attack Israel.

Again.  That’s a given isn’t it? ISIS threatening Israel?

At some point these constant threats and nickel and dime rocket attacks are going to escalate past that to a point of no return. These types can’t help themselves.  People wonder “Well, what about this Sunni vs Shi’ite conflict?”  and I say who cares? Nothing unites Islam faster than hate of Jews and Israel.

We see Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38 trapping and stage setting all over the place now. How many more years or decades do you want to put on this hot bed and especially with the Temple Mount issue being a point of contention as well?  What’s the over/under?  I’m liking the under more with each passing day.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Bill-to-keep-boycotters-out-of-Israel-clears-hurdle-432679

Good for Israel. Boycott the boycotters.  What a bunch of nonsense this BDS is. When are you boycotters going to throw your smartphones that you live and die by in the trash can because guess where all that sweet tech came from?  Adios iPhone! LOL right.

RUSSIA:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/tehran-says-russian-s-300-missiles-on-the-way/?utm_content=buffer19674

Tehran says Russian S-300 missiles on the way
Defense minister says Iranian troops training in Russia to operate the anti-aircraft weapons, which will arrive by the end of 2015

As expected the Russian S-3000 missile deal went through with the Iranians. This Ezekiel 38 alliance sure is looking cozy, isn’t it?    The USA’s void has been filled. The Russians are large,  in charge, and they are not going away. Their influence is everywhere and it will continue to expand.

http://www.debka.com/article/25008/Russian-military-surge-in-Syria-More-helicopters-first-%E2%80%9Cvolunteer%E2%80%9D-combatants
Russian military surge in Syria: More helicopters, first “volunteer” combatants

More overt and aggressive Russian military surging activity in Syria including volunteer combatants. These are the big three.     I especially feel confident about the “under” on the over/under of Isaiah 17 in the near future.

I know that Turkey is eventually supposed to be in that alliance as well and the recent election developments there portend a move in a direction that I fully expect to see them to leave NATO and cross over. It’s just a question of when and how.

SOCIETY:

http://pzfeed.com/8-year-old-boy-in-alabama-charged-with-murder/

8-Year-Old Boy in Alabama Charged With Murder

This is where we are as a society now.  I hate to say how common these types of stories are.   It isn’t just some radical Muslim group somewhere in the mountains with their kids being brainwashed to shoot M16s and kill Jews… those aren’t children… and neither is something like this.   You cease to be a child when you do something like this but when you have kicked God out since the 60s and run several generations on a value system where life has no meaning or value this is what we get to. These are examples of what the Bible means by “seared consciences.”

There is no future there. This is one of seemingly endless items I can point to that clearly indicate a society in its death throes. There is an important point that gets lost which is: This is all over the planet and not just in one country. The planet is ready for judgement and it’s not going to be much longer before the Lord finally turns the page. Why shouldn’t He?  There isn’t a shred of repentance anywhere.

When several generations go on with God kicked out and we are taught to believe that we came from random pond scum over billions of years and nothing has any meaning this is where it gets us.  Oh yeah, and aliens deposited the pond scum there in the first place.  Right. Where did the aliens come from?

I keep hearing all this revival and reprieve talk…  sounds nice but I just don’t see it.

We have been under a reprieve of sorts since at least the 1960s here in the United States and I’m being extremely generous with that figure. Check the abortion rates just since 1973 and let’s get real here.  These days the most dangerous place in the United States is a mother’s womb where we are up to a 1/5 kill rate. Look it up. Life has no value any more.

Where is the repentance? Nowhere.  We’re in the book of Nahum, not Jonah if we’re going to use the Nineveh analogy which I think is more appropriate since it’s Gentile Nation vs. Gentile Nation vs this continued failed attempt to try to suggest that America is either Israel 2 or a replacement for it outright.  No way.   By the way, just because some of the founding fathers may have made a covenant with God doesn’t mean He made one with them.  The only nation He has ever done that with is Israel and He did it with Himself in the book of Genesis. He made that covenant with Himself.  This is a nice overview of the Abrahamic Covenant:  http://www.gotquestions.org/Abrahamic-covenant.html

This is a one shot throughout all history never to be repeated.

Romans 1 is checked off. It’s called abandonment judgement and it’s not just the United States although it’s been more jarring and distinct in the United States because in its brief history of existence it is used to affluence and at least a surface veneer of broadly Judeo-Christian concepts and now that’s all gone.

What are the laws of the Constitution and the United States based on? Biblical principles but since we’ve thrown that all out now… where does that put us?

It’s not a cheery message but while some people are hankering for another organized religion “awakening”…these were mixed bags by the way…or some ultracharismatic “revival” and let’s try and “pause the prophetic timeclock” in some instances which I can’t get that concept at all… no thanks!… I am shamelessly hankering for AR-rival and it can’t happen fast enough. The only way out of this mess is up and I say Come quickly Lord Jesus!

PARTING SHOTS:

1.) This Starbucks Christmas coffee cup thing…who cares?  Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and I’m supposed to get upset about this?  Get real. Don’t like it? Don’t do business with them. Problem solved. They are a rip off anyways.

2.) I can’t believe all these political robo-calls actually work. For us and apparently many other people they have the exact opposite of the intended effect.  That’s why we screen caller ID and turn the phones off when we don’t want to be bothered.  I’ve been amazed at the deer in the headlights reactions I get when I’ve suggested that to people who get so annoyed over this.  It’s not rocket science, folks. It’s ok! You can turn the phones off whenever you want. They are there for YOUR convenience not the other way around!

Imagine turning the smartphones off to get a good night’s sleep at night, too!  gasps

The Daily Roundup 11-2-2015

https://lamarzulli.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/the-global-overview-days-of-chaos-5/

^^ Please read this blog entry first and look all of that over since I’m going to use it as a springboard for my entry here.

NEW WORLD ORDER:

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/11/the-un-plans-to-implement-universal-biometric-identification-for-all-of-humanity-by-2030.html

The UN Plans To Implement Universal Biometric Identification For All Of Humanity By 2030

Read that for yourself at your leisure.

Let’s get real here: They could implement this today tech wise if they wanted to but they can’t yet because there are still way too many people both in and out of Christendom that would stand against it so more cultural and social conditioning at minimum are needed. It doesn’t escape my notice that these target dates for a number of these concepts continue to shrink. Make of that what you will.

RUSSIA:

http://security-intelligence.org/2015/11/breaking-news-debkafile-view-gaining-that-russian-airliner-disintegrated-before-crashing/

This Russian airliner with all hands lost over the weekend. Nearly 230 lives lost.

When the news broke DEBKA claimed it was a missile that shot it down and there is unconfirmed video floating around the Internet supposedly showing that. DEBKA stands by this story and a few other strays had tentatively run that way until we suddenly got lost in a couple of days worth of nonsense “technical issues” talk.   No way.

I think it was obvious from the get-go this wasn’t going to be good news and ISIS wasted no time claiming responsibility. It’s a retaliation from them and it was inevitable. Unfortunately they are telling the truth.  It’s an awful tragedy no matter what but this was an attack against a soft target.

Opinion:  I expect the Russians and Putin to methodically dot all of their i’s and cross all of their t’s before the world stage so no one has any questions when they take the gloves off and show everyone what “shock and awe” is really all about.  They will not be concerned about hurting feelings or preserving landscape and saving caraboo when it’s time to pin ears back and get the job done instead of meandering around for years on end.

Putin: Speaking of Putin, once again and despite myself, a continuing trend in recent years of Putin making more sense to me than my own leaders continues with this:

http://www.climatechangedispatch.com/putin-believes-global-warming-is-a-fraud-to-restrain-developing-nations.html

Put “Putin global warming sham” in a search engine and see for yourself.

Putin says that climate change/global warming or whatever other cover language the New World Order globalists operating the West want to use for this pretext to take control is a scheme and fraud and he’s 100 percent right about that.

Please do some objective research on this.

TURKEY

http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/nov/01/turkey-election-2015-live-updates

Erdogan is going full strongman dictator.  90 percent of the vote went to him and his party a few days after his government took over the opposition TV stations. Please.

Turkey has an ISIS problem so at some point Turkey is going to have to get past their “historic rivalry” with Russia to deal with that problem and I expect they will. I also expect Turkey to leave NATO and end what little is left of their “Western leaning” pretenses.

I realize there are varying eschatological views on this but most premillenial Christians agree that Turkey is a player in Ezekiel 38 to some degree or another.  As of right now Turkey is not on the same side as Russia, Syria, and Iran but that’s going to have to change and it’s just a question of when and how.  We took another step closer in that direction with this development in my estimation.

MIDDLE EAST: 

All the action is centering in Iraq…originally part of the Persian Empire…and Syria.

By all means please look through my previous blogs recently and look at that footage of Damascus, or what’s left of it.  How much more time do you think that city is really going to hold out with all these major world players escalating in what was already a three year bloodbath?  Obama was forced to flip flop yet again when his handlers up the food chain gave him his marching orders and now the USA will be getting involved in Iraq…which we knew was never going to end…and Syria as well.

Isaiah 17’s conclusion is on the boards in my opinion.

TEMPLE MOUNT:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4717498,00.html

It’s not going away is it? This isn’t in 20-50 years in the future…this is now.

Everyone is getting sick and tired of this status quo on all sides and especially on the Jewish side. The Muslims want it all to themselves and that’s not going to cut it, either.

The Temple Institute and their allies do not look or sound like people intent on waiting x number of decades before they can start getting this project off the ground. They look and sound like people ready to do it NOW.

A few years ago this was a non issue and now it’s a growing flashpoint issue in a geopolitical context.

USA ECONOMY:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/nov/1/obama-presidency-to-end-with-20-trillion-national-/

$20 Trillion in overall national debt is seriously underestimating the issue.

Although to be frank, it doesn’t matter. That is untenable imaginary figure that’s past any point of reason or meaning. That figure is certainly “bad enough.”

The truth is: It’s six figures into the trillions overall and it well predates Obama.

Do this research on your own time but even if we take this at face value: It’s the kiss of death. There is no future that you can build on this and it’s irretrievable.

You can tax every person 100 percent from here on out and the money will never be recovered. It can’t be done and it won’t be.

What’s important to note again is: This debt issue is a global problem and that point can’t be overstated.

The next step globally will be some crisis event that’s capitalized on to do a forced reset for a global market and currency.  This will be when the new world leader…guess who he is!… moves in to take over or it will be one of his first actions as leader.

Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21…  if I’m not seeing those in stories like what’s on my blog and LA Marzulli’s blog linked at the top then I don’t know what we’re looking at because that most certainly is not “business as usual.”