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by Bjinse on Mon Jan 22nd, 2018 at 10:29:29 PM EST

White evangelical Protestants, who overwhelmingly voted for President Donald Trump, are especially supportive of Israel. Seventy-eight percent of white evangelicals say they sympathize with Israel, while only 5 percent expressed sympathy for Palestinians.
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The deep divide between Republicans and Democrats in their views of Israel also extends to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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The Pew report comes as Vice President Mike Pence wrapped-up his four-day tour of the Middle East. In a speech at the Knesset Monday, the vice president announced plans to open a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, moving it from Tel Aviv, by the end of 2019.

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Christian Zionists Collude with Alt-right Trump

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by Cat on Wed Jan 24th, 2018 at 06:37:00 AM EST
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that's cos they can't wait for Nu Armageddon, the destruction of Israel, the conversion of the Jews and the immediate direct rule of Christ.

or some such nonsense.

probably involving the torture of gays and droit de seigneur rights over all non-evangelical women who can be "saved" by the gracious attentions of the righteous

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jan 25th, 2018 at 07:48:35 PM EST
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o, Helen. Destruction of Israel is not what evangelicals are after. 'Tis UNITY of the GOTT's chosen people and BIRTH, most high, wot come of destruction of teh infidels. Forsooth the covenant with GOTT is cultivated from the marrow of US Americans, no matter how desultory, generation by generation.

As it happens a reading of The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850) waylaid my inspection of the Employment of Women this week. On account of the many preposterous comparisons made by Fifth Wave defenders to S.Truth and Rosa Parks, specifically, to "Auntie" Oprah's prophetic Golden Globes speech.

Isabelle van Wagener's narrative sharply reminded me of the several Great Awakenings (four, tho' the last being contested by academics too close to contemporary partisan analyses). My desire to "visualize" these "organic" periods in relation to foreign and domestic wars caused me to take up exercises in plotting time[!] lines by both R and Excel methods. But I digress.

Sojourner inadvertently reported her own part in the proselytizing hysteria of the second tide (1800-1840 or so) over New York and Connecticut states. While one today may express skepticism about the authenticity of her transcription of her story, her part as peripatetic impresario of the virtues of utter abnegation and penury is indisputable. Among several remarkable episodes of evangelical "cult" activities she encountered, there is THE MATTHIAS IMPOSTURE.

He repeatedly urged his wife to accompany him on a mission to convert the world, declaring that food could be obtained from the roots of the forest, if not administered otherwise. At this time he assumed the name of Matthias, called himself a Jew, and set out on a mission, taking a western course, and visiting a brother at Rochester, a skillful mechanic, since dead. Leaving his brother, he proceeded on his mission over the Northern States, occasionally returning to Albany.... Her faith was at first staggered by his declaring himself a Jew; but on this point she was relieved by his saying, 'Do you not remember how Jesus prayed?' and repeated part of the Lord's Prayer, in proof that the Father's kingdom was to come, and not the Son's. She then understood him to be a converted Jew, and in the conclusion she says she 'felt as if God had sent him to set up the kingdom.'

Subsequently, she was defrauded of what little cash she'd saved by his 'disciples', but of course.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Jan 26th, 2018 at 07:59:47 PM EST
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Here is Nate Silver 538 promoting statistical proof that Americans gerrymandered themselves. Because segregation. By um political party. Not sex discrimination -- because males and female integrated living.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Jan 24th, 2018 at 10:05:48 PM EST
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It's like Tory gov on both sides of the table.
Here readers are led to believe are Trump's 'cheeseburger summit' demands w/e 21 Jan. This implies Schumer arrived with a verbal "DACA fix" proposal omitting one or more of these items ... before withdrawing $28B wall funding. Ask yourself, "SELF! which items are mission critical to fulfilling amnesty and naturalization v.18?"

  1. serious border security
  2. end to chain migration
  3. cancellation to the outdated and unsafe visa lottery, and
  4. a permanent solution to DACA

1 No. Pat I-II dependent agencies' budgets already pump bond funding for "national security" 100 years into the future of county, municipal, state, and 'US territory' budgets.
2 No. My understanding is, "chain migration" is a euphemism for a set of regulations, arbitrarily applied, extending residency and ultimately naturalization to any and all relatives of 'Anchor'0. Past, current, and future extent of use (T/F) is off sides.
3 No. The lottery is a racket inside EU and HB1 preferential treatment.
4 Yes. This is exactly personal qualifications and amnesty for Anchor0 + immediate family and "path to citizenship".

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Jan 25th, 2018 at 12:00:12 AM EST
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Trump Cabinet secretary: If the world doesn't like Trump at Davos, "They can leave"

"Davos should be very flattered that he has chosen this as a forum, and so those that don't want to listen to him, you can -- they can leave!" Chao stated.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Jan 25th, 2018 at 06:53:17 PM EST
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.... and don't call it the "West Bank" ... it's Judea and Samaria ... come on in and let's talk democracy, a one state solution??

Trump: No more aid unless Palestinians talk peace; Jerusalem is `off the table' | Times of Israel |

DAVOS, Switzerland -- In unscripted remarks to the press on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said the US would no longer transfer monetary aid to the Palestinians unless they entered peace negotiations with Israel, and excoriated the Palestinian leadership's reaction to his decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Trump to Netanyahu: Palestinians 'disrespected' Pence and stand to lose aid (JTA)

Sitting alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before their bilateral meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump called Palestinian Authority officials' unwillingness to meet with members of his administration -- including US Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to the region last week -- "disrespectful."

PA President Mahmoud Abbas has also recently sought to have European powers replace the United States as the primary mediator in Middle East peace talks.

Holocaust Nakam or Avengers

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Jan 25th, 2018 at 07:27:32 PM EST
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Independent | Donald Trump booed at Davos after attacking 'nasty, mean, fake' press

Donald Trump has been booed at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos after launching an attack on what he described as the "nasty, mean and fake" press.

"It wasn't until I became a politician, that I realised how nasty, how mean, how vicious and how fake the press can be," Mr Trump said. Pointing into the crowd, he added: "... as the cameras start going off in the back."

The comment was met by a mixture of boos and laughter from the audience.

Wished they'd used the "and laughter" part in the headline.  Trump cannot stand being laughed at, he can't handle it, and so it's the best line of attack.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Jan 26th, 2018 at 05:14:20 PM EST
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'boring'

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by Cat on Sat Jan 27th, 2018 at 01:13:29 AM EST
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Is this for real?

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The salesman in Davos illustrating he is not alone on this planet?

The empire crumbles, Trump part of god's plan for Amerika?

George Bush speech in Texas for conversion of the Jews
My speech for George W. Bush | Jewish Journal |
Christian eschatology

God certainly moves in strange ways ...

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Sun Jan 28th, 2018 at 07:36:33 AM EST
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George W. Bush's favorable rating has pulled a complete 180
Six in 10 Americans, 61%, say they now have a favorable view of the 43rd President of the United States in the latest CNN poll conducted by SSRS, nearly double the 33% who gave him a favorable mark when he left the White House in January 2009.

featuring video presentation of His good works. Missions of Mercy. In Zambia.
< wipes tears >


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Jan 28th, 2018 at 05:19:32 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Jan 28th, 2018 at 05:52:47 PM EST
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Obama got a Nobel prize for not being Bush. For not being Trump, Bush gets a re-appraisal; "at least he wasn't Trump"

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jan 28th, 2018 at 06:13:16 PM EST
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How many wars has Trump started? At least he isn't Bush (so far).
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Jan 28th, 2018 at 07:53:33 PM EST
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69% say the economy is good now.
So yeah. DNC is going to have some challenges "flipping seats" unless Trump indeed shoots a real 'merican Democratic Party candidate in Time Sq. before 5 Nov '18.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Jan 28th, 2018 at 08:47:52 PM EST
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Strike that. Insert:
DNC is going to have some challenges filling seats vacated by GOP assault rats unless Trump indeed shoots a real 'merican Democratic Party candidate in Time Sq. before 5 Nov '18.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Jan 28th, 2018 at 08:51:45 PM EST
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No "new" wars strictly speaking: the previous POTUSes have amply provided, thank you very much. But still, an intensification of "old" wars, with an ever increased use of drone strikes.

Should Trump start a new war in, say, Asia, it could go real ugly, real fast.

by Bernard on Sun Jan 28th, 2018 at 09:27:56 PM EST
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