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TBR News February 6, 2019

Feb 06 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. February 6, 2019:” The Rapture is a term most commonly used to describe an event in certain systems of Christian eschatology (study of the end times) whereby all true Christians are taken from Earth by God into Heaven.

Although almost all forms of Christianity believe that those who are “saved” will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, the term “rapture” is usually applied specifically to those theories saying that “Christians alive before the end of the world will be taken into heaven,” and there will be an intermediate time frame where non-Christians will be still left on earth before Christ arrives to set up his earthly kingdom.

The word “Rapture” is not found in the Bible. There is also no single word used by the numerous biblical authors to describe the prophetic factors which comprise the doctrine. Roman Catholics and nearly all of the main-line Protestants do not accept the concept of a rapture in which some are “taken up into Heaven” before the end of the world; this idea did not exist in the teachings of any Christians whatsoever until the late18th, and early 19th centuries, so it cannot be said to belong to Apostolic Tradition.

The legend of the Rapture is not mentioned in any Christian writings, until after the year 1830. Whether the early writers were Greek or Latin, Armenian or Coptic, Syrian or Ethiopian, English or German, orthodox or heretic, no one mentioned a syllable about it. Of course, those who feel the origin of the teaching is in the Bible would say that it only ceased being taught (for some unknown reason) at the close of the apostolic age only to reappear in 1830 But if the doctrine were so clearly stated in Scripture, it seems incredible that no one should have referred to it before the 19th and early 20th century.

This does not, in and of itself prove conclusively that the story is wrong, but it does mean that thousands of eminent scholars who lived over a span of seventeen centuries (including some of the most astute of the religious scholars of the early Christian and, later of the Reformation and post-Reformation periods) must be considered as grossly incompetent for not having either knowledge or understanding  of a teaching viewed by fringe religious groups as so central to their beliefs. This lapse of seventeen centuries when no one mentioned anything about it is certainly a serious obstacle to its reliability or its acceptance by the less credulous.”

 

The Table of Contents

  • Democrats dismiss Trump’s call for comity as more broken promises
  • Why should we fall for Donald Trump’s lofty State of the Union rhetoric of unity?
  • Trump has been unimpeachable in uniting a country – in horror
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Claims in State of the Union Address
  • MAGA Misses the Eurasia Train
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations

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TBR News February 5, 2019

Feb 05 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. February 5, 2019:” With the collapsing American economy, many Americans are rushing to invest in gold; either coins or bar, and also silver. One of the most popular forms of this investment are American coins.  Where there is a need, there is always someone to fill it and in this case, the filling consists of the massive counterfeiting of gold coins, silver coins, and even Swiss gold bars in China. Initially, it appeared they were only faking Morgan dollars, but then it turned out they were also making $20 Liberty, and Indian Head gold $2.50, $5, and $10 coins, of all dates. Evidently, this is extremely easy with today’s computer-and-laser-die-cutting technology, and the fakes are being die-struck in vast quantities, not cast, and visually at least, are superb copies.

The good news is that these fakes are readily detectable with a 0.01 – gram scale, as the Chinese in their greed are using lower carats of gold and lower grades of silver than the genuine coins, to maximize profit, and thus, in most cases, the fake coins and bars are lighter than the real ones. In a few cases, the silver coins of high numismatic interest are actually OVER weight – it appears that the supply of accurate planchet stock is a major difficulty for the forgers.”

 

 

The Table of Contents

  • Trump’s 30 Broken Promises
  • Lost in TrumpWorld
  • Analysis: Northern Ireland, Brexit and New IRA violence
  • Polar express: magnetic north pole moving ‘pretty fast’ towards Russia
  • The Cro-Magnon man: Fact and Fiction
  • 15 years on, is it time to #DeleteFacebook?
  • Conspiracies Invented for Fun and Profit
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations

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TBR News February 4, 2019

Feb 04 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. February 4, 2019:” Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

February 4, 2019

The Rasmussen Reports

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10. .

Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump’s job approval ratings on a daily basis.

If your organization is interested in a weekly or longer sponsorship of Rasmussen Reports’ Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, please send e-mail to beth@rasmussenreports.com .

 

 

The Table of Contents

  • Trump: I ‘set the table beautifully’ for next border wall fight with Democrats
  • State of disunion: Democrats must not give in to Trump’s hateful speech
  • The Empire in Collapse
  • Four Reasons I’m Cautiously Optimistic About the Democratic Party in 2020
  • A third of Himalayan ice cap doomed, finds report
  • Ukraine’s far right is growing increasingly violent – why aren’t local Jews concerned?
  • Israel is arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine
  • Afghanistan Wars: Drugs for Fun and Profit
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations

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TBR News February 3, 2019

Feb 03 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. February 3, 2019:”From various sorces, official and unofficial, I have been compiling bits and pieces of interesting information that might prove to be of interest to the average citizen.

  • If you have a cell phone and are not using it, keep it in a box lined with sheet lead.

Why?

Because the pointy-heads can always use it to listen to you, even if it is turned off.

  • Note that if you send an email outside the country, the NSA automatically downloads it for future inspection.

This allows one to put all kinds of disinformation into the septic tank.

  • And if you want to send any confidential information by US Mail, always use a fake sender address.

Why?

Because the FBI has the USPS scan all mail and packages and send the daily results to them.

They haven’t gotten around to having the USPS open letters and read them but that no doubt will be coming soon.

I recommend using ‘Mike Hunt’ or ‘Ben Dova’ as possible new sender names.

  • If you are on the telephone, you never know if the pointy-heads might be listening

so keep them interested.

Say to someone: ‘I had no idea Trump did sickening things like that. My friend in the CIA sent me a raft of inside dirt on Trump just yesterday from the Secret Service reports but I didn’t see that gem.’

Or: ‘The meeting will be in Maryland on Saturday but the General can’t come. Did you see his report on the new missle?’

I have enough material to write a book but I doubt if I could ever find an American publisher.

More later.

 

The Table of Contents

  • Chaos at Orlando airport as TSA agent leaps to death in alleged ‘statement suicide’
  • Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson review – journalism’s troubles
  • Trump Lost the Shutdown, But At Least God Made Him President, and He’s Building That Wall
  • Under pressure to recalibrate, defiant Trump tackles big speech
  • A watershed moment’: Trump faces crossroads amid mounting threats on all sides
  • Vladimir Putin to the West: ‘We Will Bury You!’
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations

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TBR News February 2, 2019

Feb 02 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. February 2, 2019:”Having worked in Washington as a reporter some years ago, I became acquainted with a number of influential and well-placed figures with whom I have kept in friendly contact.

I spent the last week in the capitol, trying to get some top-level opinions on the increasingly bizarre behavior of the President. I learned a great deal with significant identical information coming from people who did not know each other.

In the first place, Trump is viewed as a deranged individual who most certainly has been in contact with Russian intelligence. He is not considered to be an honest person in any aspect of his life and the persistent rumors are that Mr. Mueller has enough factual information to have Trump removed, legally, from the Oval Office, and possibly arrested and charged with treason.

His distasteful habit of dumping his close associates the moment the law closes in on them and to deny knowing them has caused more than a few of these associates to open up to the Mueller people.

Trump is far from an honest man and over the years he has engaged in crooked business, and personal, practices that would land anyone else in a cell in a Federal jail.

Presently, and very quietly, Senators and Congressmen are being very privately polled on the subject of impeachment and all of my sources indicate that there are now enough votes to impeach Trump.

Whether this process will be implemented in the very near future depends on several factors.

If Trump continues his behavior patterns and prefers to dictate rather than negotiate, he is a dead chicken and the American media will have a field day with the subject. A concern has been his support among the Jesus Freaks and far right nutties but the Pentagon people, who basically control the military, have indicated their full support of Trump’s departure and that if the gun-loving fanatical rightists engage in violence in support of Trump, the Army is fully capable of dealing severely with them.”

 

 

The Table of Contents

  • Impeachment of the president, explained
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations
  • Sarah Sanders believes Trump’s presidency was a divine plan. God bless America!
  • Walling in the Opioid Crisis?

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TBR News February 1, 2019

Feb 01 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. February 1, 2019:” We will be out of the office until February 2.” Ed

The Table of Contents

  • San Francisco Could Be First to Ban Facial Recognition Tech
  • Federal Highway Surveillance
  • House panel launches inquiry over voter rights roll-backs
  • The Shutdown Will Impact SNAP Food Stamp Beneficiaries Well Into March
  • S. judge mulls gag order on talkative Trump adviser Stone
  • Mueller will use Roger Stone’s bank records, texts and emails as evidence
  • Delete your account: leaving Facebook can make you happier, study finds
  • The Person of Jesus
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations

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TBR News January 31, 2019

Jan 31 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. January 30, 2019:” We will be out of the office until February 2.” Ed

 

 

Table of Contents

  • Pelosi: No wall money in U.S. border deal talks
  • Death of the private self: how fifteen years of Facebook changed the human condition
  • Apple bans Facebook’s data-collecting app, reportedly kicks it off developer program
  • The National Security Agency and the FBI teamed up in October 2010 to develop techniques for turning Facebook into a surveillance tool
  • How the religious right gained unprecedented access to Trump
  • The New Christian Manifesto
  • S. lawmakers move to curtail president’s power to levy tariffs
  • INSTEX: Europe sets up transactions channel with Iran
  • Police Make More Than 10 Million Arrests a Year, but That Doesn’t Mean They’re Solving Crimes
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations

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TBR News January 30, 2019

Jan 30 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. January 30, 2019:” We will be out of the office until February 2.” e

 

The Table of Contents

  • ‘Absolute coldest’ deadly deep freeze grips Midwestern U.S.
  • Venezuela’s political crisis: How did we get here?
  • Our Man From Boeing
  • Apple bans Facebook from tech tools for tracking teen browsing habits
  • A Tale of Two Walls
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations

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TBR News January 29, 2019

Jan 29 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. January 29, 2019:” Throughout his career, Trump has always felt comfortable operating at or beyond the ethical boundaries that constrain typical businesses. In the 1980s, he worked with La Cosa Nostra, which controlled the New York cement trade, and later employed Michael Cohen and Felix Sater, both of whom have links to the Russian Mafia. Trump habitually refused to pay his counter parties, and if the people he burned (or any journalists) got in his way, he bullied them with threats. He also used LLCs which he created for the purpose of swindling firm who, for example, laid new carpet in one of his hotels. The vendor billed the LLC which promptly went bankrupt. This has been a favorite gambit of Trump.

Trump continually acts like a man with a great deal to hide: declining to testify to anything under oath, dangling  Presidential pardons to keep potential witnesses and former employees from incriminating him, publicly chastising his attorney general for not quashing the whole Russian investigation, and endorsing Russia’s claims that it had nothing to do with the election. (“Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!” he tweeted, contradicting the conclusion of every U.S. intelligence and counter-intelligence agency.) Trump’s behavior toward Russia looks exactly like that of an accessory after the fact. When, and not if, it becomes public knowledge that the President of the US is an agent of a foreign power, it would be the worst scandal in American history, far surpassing Tea Pot Dome or Watergate

The Table of Contents

  • Trump tracker: How his first two years have gone
  • Shutdown costs pegged at $3 billion as government reopens
  • US charges China’s Huawei with fraud, theft
  • U.S. spy chiefs break with Trump on many threats to U.S.
  • Trump ally Stone pleads not guilty to Russia probe charges
  • If the Army Stands With Maduro, What Is Plan B?
  • Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to open by November
  • Iran defends plan to improve missile accuracy
  • The Broken Encirclement Plan: Nato in Eastern Europe
  • Russian-run air base in northwestern Syria intercepts 3 unknown targets
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations

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TBR News January 28, 2019

Jan 28 2019 Published by under Uncategorized

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Isaiah 40:3-8 

Washington, D.C. January 28, 2019:” The U.S.’ perceived enemies in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. CIA-owned and controlled drone missiles are now being used by Blackwater against many purely civilian targets in both countries with the sole idea of terrorizing the local population and the added advantage of possibly killing militants, their families or potential supporters.

To those of my readers who know little about this private SS association, perhaps a brief discussion of Blackwater, its owner and previous bloody activities might be in order. In Nazi Germany, it was not the German Wehrmacht who liquidated Communists and Jews in captured German territory in Western Russia but the SS and the SD. Both of these were private, not public, organizations and if a large massacre might be discovered, the military could say that they had no knowledge of it and hence, no responsibility for it.

That many of these killers were hired by the Army, and later the CIA, after the war is a page of history that has not been written. As a parallel, the Blackwater assassins are a private army and official U.S. agencies can have Reagan’s ‘plausible deniability.”

 

The Table of Contents

  • A Bruised Trump Faces Uncertain 2020 Prospects. His Team Fears a Primary Fight.
  • Kamala Harris and the US state looking to take down Trump
  • Russia: Trump & His Team’s Ties
  • Google’s Sidewalk Labs Plans to Package and Sell Location Data on Millions of Cellpho
  • The CIA Confessions: The Crowley Conversations
  • Russia: Trump & His Team’s Ties

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