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Tuesday, April 2. 2019
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Massive caravan on 'illegal immigration superhighway' to press strained border resources
Accused of sexual misconduct, Joe Biden will now face the presumption-of-guilt standard that he helped champion.
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“A Big S**Tshow”: Brexit Turning Into Common Market 2.0?
The European Union Feverishly Hammers Another Nail In Freedom's Coffin: Honestly, Why Did America Bother With Two World Wars?
Germany lost the war but won the peace
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"Peterson is not a theologian or even a churchgoer (which is why Christians shouldn’t take his insights as Gospel truth), but I’ll tell you, church for me this morning was more meaningful than it has been in a long, long time, because of the words I heard Jordan Peterson — an unbeliever! — say about the Bible this past week. Peterson made me think about my own religion and its holy book in a fresh and life-giving way. It has been ages since I heard someone speak hope to me in this way, and believe me, I needed to hear it. This, I think, is why it kind of got to me to see Peterson near tears there at the end of the Liberty convocation, and to hear the prayer request he made (watch it above, if you haven’t yet)."
Peterson has a deep understanding of the Scriptures. As a seminary graduate from the 70's I must say that what he says was spoken in many seminaries but graduates, like myself, were cowards in trusting that it could be said in public.
Secondly he has a profound understanding and personal experience of Logos in the Jungian sense.
Deep inside when we are all honest, the divides, whether political or economic, are creations (false gods) to keep us from the deep work of the nous to set us free from the principalities and powers.
I think the assessment of Peterson was correct, but the interpretation of the young man's pain was off. I've observed people in psychiatric crises for 40 years, and I thought he fit that description pretty well. He's ill. It's not an intense spiritual crisis, though that may be associated with it. It is an illness which the young man is describing in more spiritual terms because that's his culture.
Peterson is not a theologian ...Peterson is not a savior and he knows it and is worried people think he is. Liberty University students were the ones who effectively ministered to this man and were the only one who could because they know and have the love of God.
'illegal immigration superhighway'
The lure of free stuff is powerful. It is impossible to both have virtually open borders and welfare. This is going to crush us. The Democrats are now saying out loud that they want to tap the SS trust fund to give more free stuff to these future Democrat voters. The laws on asylum are so bad and so weak that we take in millions of phony asylum seekers and that too is destroying our country. Once these fake asylum seekers are brought into our country there is a huge push/rush to make them citizens and once they are citizens they can bring in all their relatives and anyone they ever knew from their shit hole countries. These new "immigrants" don't assimilate, don't like us and don't want to work. There are numerous NGOs within the U.S. that helps these immigrants sign up for every form of welfare and free stuff available. Then they distribute them into your neighborhoods where they commit violent crimes at a rate ten times that of Americans. Did you ever wonder how the foreign non-English speaking family ended up in a subsidized house down the street from you? NGOs put them there, many times far left NGOs that get their funding from far left foreign nations and agencies. They are doing this against your best interests and not for your best interests. They are converting the U.S. into an "asylum nation" with the intent to dilute America's power and America's ability to defend itself.
Of course, there is no "social security trust fund" so what the Dems are talking about is taking the money from general revenues but since there's no money there either they will borrow it.
Of course you are correct to say their is no fund, i.e. no money on deposit. BUT in the mid 50's congress did what politicians do best ands stole money from what was an actual SS trust fund. They literally stole billions and billions. They did it in the 60's and 70's too. They did it to a lesser extent in the 80's and 90's. They left a promissory note to pay it back with interest. That amount is worth about $4 trillion today. So in that sense there is a trust fund.
Illegal welfare immigrants are just the latest iteration of the cargo cult...free shit is magic.
Re:"Accused of sexual misconduct, Joe Biden will now face the presumption-of-guilt standard that he helped champion."
Make them live up to their own rules or something...
And Kavanaugh chuckles...
Rachel Maddow Lies About Mueller Report
I eagerly anticipate her apology and correction.
Vox on the emotional devastation of the Trump election...they were emotional snowflakes long before Trump came around. Prog/socialists have been stomping their feet for more free shit for years and the Constitution be damned. Provide for the national defense and promote the general welfare never left a mark on their souls.
But then there's that pesky "good and welfare" clause in the Constitution that allows Congress to force people to buy shit according to John Conyers.
Well I think you turn an outie into an innie or vice versa. The exact mechanics of which can be too deep for me to understand. I do wonder though if once the innie becomes an outie if it, ah, stands up ready for duty? Or perhaps it just becomes an outie lollipop.
I NEVER drink before shopping at Amazon. Well, not liquor or beer. Gave that up years ago.
ACLU Sues Catholic Hospital for Refusing to Perform Transgender Surgery: ACLU is doing its SPLC act.
Vox: The ’Emotional Devastation’ Of Trump’s Election Colored Our Judgment On Collusion Oh, poor BABIES.
The European Union Feverishly Hammers Another Nail In Freedom's Coffin: Honestly, Why Did America Bother With Two World Wars? Germany lost the war but won the peace. They shoulda tried that FIRST.
Biden is clearly a pervert - has been for years. Just watch any YouTube video where he is in public giving a speech or otherwise congratulating someone. The guy cannot keep his hands off the women (usually the wife of the man he is giving an award to), he can be seen stroking their hair or otherwise laying his hands on their shoulders.
Oh, and little girls aren't immune to his "touch" either. He is rather "touchy" with them too. And just look at the face of the little girls he is touching, they almost always look creeped out by him.
I say it is about time the left called him out on it.
And, LOL! I just did a Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo search for "creepy" (I wanted to check my spelling on creepy) and in all three search engines "Creep Joe" was in the autocomplete! Ha!