The Messiah of Song

Sing to God a new song, sing to God the whole earth (Psalms 97:1)

Israel this year has hosted Eurovision which is the world’s most foremost alliance of public service media representing 117 member organizations in 56 countries and an additional 34 Associates in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. There is beauty in song.  There is freedom in song.

Song without lyrics is universal.  When we add to song lyrics is made its connection to intellect; but song is from the heart. On Mount Sinai God spoke to the Jewish people and gave to them the Torah.

Community Leader Greshun De Bouse Working to Resolve Louisiana Crime

Respected community leader, Greshun De Bouse, is “making the first move” to facilitate sustained crime reduction in Louisiana in response to recent Wallethub findings indicating Louisiana has among the highest police and civilian fatality rates, is the worst state for police officers, and has among the highest crime rates in the nation.  Specifically, Wallethub Analyst Gonzales who conducted the study which yielded such findings, informed Greshun De Bouse that in Louisiana:

“The violent crime rate is the fifth highest, and the property crime rate is the fourth highest nationwide” (personal communication, May 20, 2019).

Shifting Taste Preferences: Natural Flavor Over Sugar?

Sugar has been a key ingredient in the food and beverage industry for a long time now. The product is not just a key source of energy but also used to enhance flavors. However, our generation has taken to consuming higher amounts of sugar in the past years. The increased spending on fancy, gourmet, and aesthetically appealing food products is leading to excessive sugar consumption.

While being an important source of glucose, we must note that too much sugar leads to a host of health concerns. Obesity and diabetes are a direct effect of high sugar consumption habits.

Ask Pete Buttigieg If We Should Stop Honoring George Washington?

Is it better to be just color blind (to race), or change how we honor past historians figures based on race relations today?  Dr Martin Luther King Jr said it very well: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) is claiming it “is the right thing to do” to rewrite history and erase U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from our public buildings and all other honors. Buttigieg would have us erase our forefathers because he believes they have legacies that are “problematic.”

Best Wedding Venue in Oregon – Affordable Dream Wedding

Affordable Dream Wedding is very proud to win the gold medal for the best wedding venue, for three years in a row, if helps when you have a historic pioneer church built 1892 or a 127 years ago.  We believe this is the oldest continuously run wedding and church in Oregon. For 127 years strait years the chapel has had some type of services at the same location. On many clear evenings it almost appears the belfry is touched by God.

  • Voted the Best Wedding Venue (Gold) for 2019 by Salem’s Oregon Statesman Journal  
  • Voted the Best Wedding Venue (Gold) 3 years in a row by the Statesman Journal

The Goal of Education

There are three steps in the development of the soul of a man which begins as a fetus in the womb of the mother. These three steps are childhood, adolescent, and adulthood.  This applies to every human being. Educators emphasize the importance of childhood as a foundation for further development.  Education begins when the child opens his eyes.  The education of the baby is not only with words but with love and care.  When the baby already develops understanding begins the education of fear of God and fear of punishment. The education of love continues throughout childhood and is even more important than the education of fear of God, fear of punishment.

Eurovision 2019 – Tel Aviv

The 64th song festival took place last week in Tel Aviv Israel. Eurovision is organized by the European Broadcasting Union, the world’s most foremost alliance of public service media representing 117 member organizations in 56 countries and an additional 34 Associates in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

Forty one countries took part in the contest.  The winner was the Netherlands with song Arcade performed and written by Duncan Lawrence. Last year Israel won the contest and was chosen to be host for this year.

Remembering Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire us to selfless love. Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with Your strength and peace.

Recently, I received a Memorial Day newsletter called “Army Echoes.” It is a publication for Army Retirees. In it was an article entitled “The Problem with Being Humble.” This prompted a discussion with my Retired Ranger Buddy Lieutenant Colonel Chad Walker on Humility.  Chad sponsors a Gofundme page under RANGER Walker walk for Veterans.

Save the Date: You Are Cordially Invited to the Heartbreak!

New York – Fiction book series, Heartbreak Diaries is challenging readers to dissect the types of hearts individuals tend to like or fall in love with. The third “diary entry” is a romantic and adventurous novella entitled “Devastation or Destiny???” (The Settled Heart). Author, The Blakk Dahlia will release new installment on July 4, 2019. Along with annual fireworks, Devastation or Destiny??? sparks its own flame of love with a big question, “Am I making the right choice?”

Coming Half Way – Two State Solution in the Middle East

Most of the problems of the world can be solved through compromise.  Compromise is not simple.

Compromise begins with two sides in conflict.  National compromise requires the guarantee of two nations which are in conflict to insure their security. In the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians each side must first be required to guarantee the other side’s security. To accomplish this task of peace in Israel requires two sides which are strongly united to become two nations separate and united.  To make peace between two nations you first need national unity.

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Has Come Back from the Dead

The great blues singer, crazy man, original shock-rock performer and the songwriter who penned the classic, “I Put A Spell on You” died in 2000. But, that was then, this is now, and jazz blues man Mike Armando, who was Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’s guitarist in the 1970s, has recreated the legendary shows with a new group, appropriately called, The Resurrection of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Tribute Band. This show is an authentic re-creation and people attending will think they’re seeing Screamin’ Jay resurrected. Steve Frumkin of JWP Agency was so excited about the whole concept he took on the project and is now the projects booking agent for up & coming shows.

Russian Propaganda Targets US Cyber Warfare

The year is 1984, and Ronald Regan and Mikhail Gorbachev faceoff over nukes and the fate of the world…

The year is 2019, and what is old is new again.

The US strategic programs utilized during the Soviet era and the Cold War are making a huge comeback. An example would be QRHELPFUL, the program used by the CIA to install a western style of governance in Poland. A new Russian law taking effect in November 2019, is meant to further isolate western sources via the Russian internet. The law’s supporters are targeting Russian citizens with fear mongering and claiming the US is going on the offensive. When in reality the US is securing counter measures due to Russian information warfare attacks on the West.

Salem’s Affordable Self Mini & RV Storage – What Makes Storage Oregon Different?

Every once in awhile in the business world, you come across a business that takes an innovative new approach to its industry. Nowhere is that more true than at Storage Oregon. Founded 8 years ago in Salem, Oregon – a growing city that struggles to keep up with the demand for more storage facilities, Storage Oregon has taken a very different approach to its marketing and business strategies.

In a market that is increasingly likely to gouge its customers (as often happens when demand exceeds supply), Storage Oregon has held fast with low cost options for RV, Semi, vehicle, and boat storage.

Litecoin and XRP Lists on Germany’s 2nd Biggest Stock Exchange

Börse Stuttgart, Germany’s second biggest stock exchange and the 9th largest in Europe, has sanctioned two new ETNs (Exchange-traded Notes)- Litecoin (LTC) and XRP. According to a company press release, this is the first kind of announcement in Germany.

Börse Stuttgart has declared that like ETFs, ETNs are also strictly regulated, a transparent and protected instrument that can be used by an investor to invest in different assets or they can buy or sell ETNs based on the cryptocurrencies Litecoin and Ripple.

Portland’s Best Mobile Advertising – Low Cost Large Video Wall Display Rentals with LED Trailers

Advertising. Even to those of us with decades of experience, and intimate knowledge of its complex and inner workings, it can still be both overwhelming and at times surprising. It never ceases to amaze how advertising has evolved through time. From carved wooden signs, to painted ones, radio ads to television, billboards to internet ads. Even the clothes we wear advertise companies, political opinions, and even our intentions.

Produce Over 9.5% YTM with AK Steel, Bonds Maturing October 2025

This week, Durig Capital looks at one of the leading producers of steel products in the United States. AK Steel has been working diligently over the past few years to increase its competitiveness in the marketplace. Its design of its own ultra high-strength steel (UHSS) has produced excitement amongst the company’s automotive customer base. In addition, AK Steel’s acquisition of Precision Partners a few years ago has been very lucrative as that acquisition has now resulted in approximately $50 million in additional future revenues. The company recently released its first quarter results for 2019. Amongst some of the highlights:

Apartheid – Secular and Religious

When the officials in Iran were interviewed recently they were asked: Why do you want to destroy Israel?  Iran continuously publically states there intention to destroy Israel and wipe Israel off the face of the map.  This is also the wish of Hamas and Jihad in the Gaza Strip.  This official in Iran answered to this question, “Israel is an apartheid state. We were also against the apartheid state in South Africa.

Apartheid began in South Africa in 1948 when the National Party was elected in office. The National Party government classified all South African people into three races and developed rights and limitations for each.

Reaching the Playoffs

The east and west conferences of the NBA have reached the playoffs.  The NBA finals will begin May 30.  In the meantime from the West conference will be decided who will reach the finals between Golden State and Portland. From the East conference the conference finals are between Milwaukee and Toronto.

There is glory, fame and money at stake.  Each team in both conferences has invested in their success. There is one winner in each conference and one winner in the NBA Finals.  Then will be chosen the MVP of the year.

How to Prepare for Your Next Phone Interview

Over 60 percent of the tech managers we work with use phone interviews as a ‘get-to-know-you’ pre-qualifier before setting up an in-person meeting. This allows employers to maximize their time in the first round of interviews and reduce your travel time and expenses. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare!

It’s an important step that can set the tone for the rest of the interview process. And because you can’t convey the same energy over the phone as you can in a face-to-face meeting, you’ll want to find ways to compensate. Here’s how to put your best foot forward in a phone interview:

The State of Israel – Acceptance or Denial

The State of Israel is in the middle of forming a new government after its recent elections. Israel is in the center of the world and cannot be ignored.

Judaism is the first of the three religions which are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. After the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, the Jewish people were given their Torah by Moses.  Between the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai and when the children of Israel entered into the land of Israel took forty years. In the beginning of these forty years there was an event in Jewish history recorded in the Bible which was the building of the Golden Calf. Another event in Jewish history recorded in the Bible Numbers 13: Moses sent spies from each of the twelve tribes of Israel distinguished men to report to the Jewish people in the wilderness about their capability of conquering and living in the land of Israel.

Three Laundry Tips for New Singles

When people are in a domesticated setting, they almost take for granted how easy it is to do laundry. Maybe they’ve been living with a wife, girlfriend, boyfriend or husband and it’s part of their weekly routines. They’ve been sharing an apartment or a house with a significant other and happen to have a washing machine and dryer in the other room. But then they find themselves single again and that routine becomes disrupted. These very basic things become much more complicated.

Here are three pieces of advice for any new single on things to do that can make life easier when it comes to having an adequate supply of clean clothes.

A Prayer for Peace

The world is in turmoil. The threat of war is becoming real. Tensions in Venezuela between Madura and Guerra have created tension between United States and Russia two of the greatest nuclear powers in the world.  North Korea refuses to subdue before USA and continues to develop its nuclear capacity. Tensions in the Middle East are rising over oil interests in Libya. Saudi is applying pressure on the government of Libya in the same way it is pressuring the world accepted government in Yemen.  Sanctions on Iran from America have made tensions between China a nuclear power who depends on Iran for oil and America.  Iran is also protected by Russia one of the clients of Iran oil.  Russia is also behind the ruling government in Libya.

The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

When I first started teaching and was overwhelmed by the demands and complexity of the job, my survival strategy was simply to take all the advice that came my way and implement it. So when my wise mentor suggested that after the first day of school I call all of my second graders’ parents, I did.

In spite of my exhaustion, I called each family and introduced myself. I asked a few questions about their child. I said that their kid had had a good first day. I said I looked forward to working together.

Show Your Confidence with Body Language

Showing that you’re confident and comfortable with yourself is one of the best skills in life, whether you’re looking for a job, date, or success of any kind. Confidence really does start on the inside, so start by being self-aware and unafraid to simply be the man that you are. However, body language can help you demonstrate this confidence to others, and it can also help reinforce and build confidence within you. Here are some great ways to use body language to show you are confident:

Cults in Religion and Politics

A cult is usually looked at in a negative light. In the language of Wikipedia pejorative. But this is not always true.  There are good healthy cults and destructive cults.

Christianity began as a cult. Its leader was considered to be the messiah by his followers.  When it began there were only a few people following Jesus.  In the Mishna which are the oral teachings on Jewish law  is mentioned about which people should be chosen to lead the congregation in prayer.  Not everyone is qualified to lead prayers in a synagogue because of lack of knowledge and other reasons. 

Surprising Information About the Cheapest Way to Ship a Car Uncovered

When you’re looking for the least expensive way to ship a vehicle, it all depends on the type of car that we’re talking about. Shipping an auto is a big undertaking, so you want to take your time selecting a legitimate company. When you have to move a car from one place to another, there are lots of facets to be considered. The easiest means to move the vehicle is going to be to drive it there, but when the distance is considerable or when the car needs to be moved overseas, you might have to to think of another alternative. If you’re shipping a timeless automobile and have specific needs, expect to pay a premium.

Why Social Media Marketing is the # 1 Way to Build Your Business Online.

Your social media content strategy should flow naturally from your social media objectives. Ask yourself how you’ll use content tactically to attain broader social media objectives. For example, if a social media objective is to extend brand recognition with millennials by 30%, your content strategy might specify a posting rate for Snapchat and embody plans for influencer takeovers Instagram live giving you more opportunities to connect with your target market. In addition to supporting your social media strategy, your content should also support and align with your organization’s general content approach, provided one exists. There are four key parts of a social content strategy. Research and analysis of current content perception and strategy, your target audience identified by platform, a list of content-specific goals and objectives and plans for the distribution of your content.

Don’t Count Out the Underdog, Carté Blanche from Chop Akachi is Here!

Midwest artist by the name of Chop Akachi releases his 2nd EP in a little over a year (Carté Blanche) on May 10th and check this out: “it’s not that bad.”

Now let’s take into consideration that this is a independent release with a smaller budget than a label release, so there’s some noticeable differences especially with mix & audio quality (although not horrible but not yet commercial ready either).

Energy Producers Boost Price, Lower Reliability, in the Name of ‘Fighting Climate Change’

You would think energy producers would always be looking for ways to lessen the costs and increase the reliability of power for their customers. This is not the case, however, with several American energy producers who are now taking advantage of the climate scare to try to force their customers to pay more. They are doing this through unnecessary conversions away from dependable, inexpensive coal-fired electricity generation to unreliable and costly wind and solar power. The Wisconsin-based utility, Alliant Energy, which provides electricity to about 960,000 customers in Wisconsin and Iowa, is a case in point.

Two Sabbath – Two Messiahs

The world was created in six days and on the seventh day God rested.  The seventh day God sanctified and blessed.  The seventh day is the beginning of the next week which begins with Sunday. The seventh day is the end of the week and continues forever without end. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  The direction of heaven is upward; the direction of earth gravity is downward.  Through the Sabbath heaven and earth become connected the unity described in the Zohar the book of Splendor, One with One, God is One and his name is One.

The #1 Reason Why Your Laundry Still Looks Dirty

If your laundry still looks dirty after you’ve put it through the washer and dryer, it probably is! The reason for this is most likely because you overloaded the washer. Overloading your machine won’t allow it to wash your load completely, which will cause you to have to wash the clothes again – or walk around with dirty clothes on. Here’s why overloading doesn’t help save you time or money on your laundry:

LGBT+ Victory in India: A Final Win or Still a Long Way to Go?

A historic verdict was given by the India Supreme Court on September 6, 2018 in favor of the LGBTQ+ community, giving them freedom of privacy and the right to live their lives with dignity. People across the nation celebrated with huge enthusiasm and relief. But is it the final win? It took 157 years to reach this point and is it going to take again a long period of time for the society to realize and accept the situation?

According to the figures submitted to the SC in 2012, there were about 2.5 million gays in India which proves that there were not just a handful of people fighting for freedom of self acceptance. In spite of it, they faced bullying, experienced physical violence, being ignored and much more.

Universal Faith – Bha”i Faith

Universal faith means that religions of the world were revealed in order of progressive revelation. This means that God sent each religious founder prophet to progressively advance religious teachings.  The Bha”i faith in Haifa is a Universal faith. Unlike other universal religions, the Bha”i writings do not state that the human race is a whole but celebrates the variety of religions and the differences among peoples. The Bha”i faith was founded in the mid-nineteenth century by Bahuulah who claimed to be a prophet.  He was persecuted and spent over a decade in prison in Ottoman Palestine.

Best Places to Wine, Dine and Get Caffeinated in Scotland

A perfect day starts with a good cup of coffee and ends with a smooth glass of wine…or something like that right? Traveling to a country like Scotland, with its endless mountain views and endless tourist destinations, can leave you quite disoriented. Make sure you’re starting the day right with the best cups of coffee, and ending the day on a light note with some of the best drinks around. Need dinner ideas along the way? That’s here too!

If you’re not sure where your travels will take you yet, there is a suggestion for each unique spot in both southern and northern Scotland.

Why is Seattle Buzzing About Plant-Based Foods?

Whether you identify as Paleo, Keto or just pure Carnivore, everyone at one time or another has eaten a vegetable. Chances are you felt better afterwards, but most of us don’t usually consider a plate full of plants a full meal, that is until lately.

The world seems to have fallen in love with vegetables again. In fact, here in Seattle we are gobbling them up, but not just any old veg. Sales of organic produce which saw a slump after an initial boom almost 10 years ago, are now skyrocketing again. Additionally, after a shaky start, online farm-direct delivery has recently found a strong foothold too, gloating often about their consistent and loyal customer-base, and plant-based food cafes and restaurants are no longer relegated to the daytime smoothie trade, and are fast becoming a repeat destination in the evening dinner restaurant culture.

Discrimination Against Transgender People at a Store in Texas

I am a 38 year old transgender female, here in Snyder, Texas, I have been shopping at this store on College Avenue ever since it was built on the old west2go property, and have had no issue

But today, I went in the store to get my everyday usual, a 44 oz fountain drink. and after I fixed my drink, I placed it on the counter and went around the corner to the restroom–the ladies room.

Marital Rape: Rape Under Veil

The 21st century, a modern era of humanity, still fails in understanding women’s right position in society and for a country’s development. And in this patriarchal society, women are still being objectified and are expected to follow men’s wishes even if it’s against her consent.

Here, I am talking about marital rape cases in India, where women’s consent is being suppressed, which is proved by Section 375, the provision of rape in the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which states – “Sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under 15 years of age, is not rape.” Here, it clearly shows the neglected importance of women in a marriage, and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the government itself is encouraging marital rape under the veil of society, culture and tradition.

The Interview Technique Hiring Managers Want to See

Here at ProFocus, hiring managers tell us that interviews get tough for candidates when they start to ask behavioral based questions. We’ve heard that the candidates especially struggle when given the “tell me about a time…” type of question. Hiring managers ask these questions to let your past work performance prove what you’re capable of doing in the future.

The best technique for responding to these types of questions is the STAR technique. It works so well because it gives such a simple but powerful structure to demonstrate examples of how you handled applicable situations in the past. And the acronym STAR really helps you remember how to respond when you’re in the middle of a stressful interview! STAR stands for Situation, Task, Action, Result.

10 Tips For a Killer Branded YouTube Content Strategy

The role YouTube plays in a branded content strategy can’t be understated. It’s consistently ranked the most popular social media site among U.S. adults, taking advantage of the massive percentage of internet users who view online video regularly.

Other social network platforms have added video capabilities in recent years, but YouTube remains the gold standard.

Setting Up Your YouTube Content Strategy

Every channel being considered as part of a branded content program needs a strategy all its own, including YouTube. That means making decisions that will impact what sort of material is posted there, what the expectations of the audience are and what metrics are being tracked to determine success. It helps to answer a series of questions.

Idolatry From Two Sides

A recent article about iconoclasm and the power of religious objects got me thinking about Kashmir. In the world today there are two sides in conflict claiming that the other side is idolatry. These two sides are from the side of the Abrahamic religion and the side of Christianity and Hinduism.  In the middle of this conflict are innocent human beings who become the victims of terrorism.

In Kashmir there is a long time dispute both political, ethnic and religious between Pakistan Muslims and India Hindus.  Muslim religion prohibits building any statues of deities.  In Muslim temples there are also no forms or images. The Koran is very strict to prohibit connecting to anything but an empty formless space who is Allah hidden and revered.

The Rebirth of New Orleans

As a Louisiana native, I watched in shock and disbelief as New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. That tragedy hit close to home, as I was born 50 miles from there.

I hadn’t been back to the Big Easy since then and was eager to see how far the city has come along in its efforts to rebuild. So I took a trip in mid-May and was pleasantly surprised by what I saw.

How to Save 2 Hours a Week on Campus by Doing Laundry

The average Joe might figure out how to be efficient doing their laundry, but you can take it up a notch and actually add 2 or more hours to your week if you do it right. They key is to multitask your homework at the same time. Many experts will tell you that multitasking is bad, but they’re wrong. As long as you do it right. Especially when you’re a college student managing a mundane chore like laundry along with a huge pile of homework to do. So let’s get to it, this is how to make your multitasking work:

The God of Freedom – National Prayer Day

On May 2, 2019 was a National Day of Prayer in America.  The motto of this event is Pray for America. Love one another.  President Trump in honor of National Day of Prayer issued a proclamation.

At the White House was an event where President Trump spoke about the importance of prayer.  He also spoke about the importance of belief in God as part of America.  He had representatives from both Christian and Jewish Americans to lead in these prayers.  He singled out this year as a difficult year for peace between religions in America and mentioned the various terrorist attacks on synagogues, mosques and churches in the world.

Potential Risks and Best Practices Involving a Nonprofit or a Church

Commonly, leading charitable or helpful work requires expanding your know-how on the matter and reach. Especially working outside of the United States, one must know an organization’s reach. While doing charity is exciting and energizing, it can involve complication and risk for different nonprofit organizations and churches who are involved. Of the numerous other, donating money aboard and fundraising are one of the primary areas which involve risks. This is especially critical for an association to consider on the grounds that it can associate, and possibly jeopardize the association’s assessment exception.

Honesty in Advertising

We tested out numbing products against the best known numbing creams and we strongly believe Numbify provides the strongest numbing and pain relief cream gels and sprays

  • We don’t need to provide fake reviews like so many other companies.
  • If you own a tattoo shop we ask you to compare us to your regular products, and make the numbing assessment yourself. Don’t trust the reviews.

Hip-Hop Gave Me Purpose — Now It Helps My Students Find Their Voice

Some time ago, I began wondering what the point of life was. Looking inward was something I struggled with, and I didn’t feel well supported. When I sat in my chair, bumping hip-hop music, feeling depression while my child cried, I believed at the time my life was going to be mediocre.

I became a father as a teenager, and to manage my psychological pain I began to write my feelings down in a small notebook that walked with me everywhere I went. Tupac Shakur became my first mentor and teacher. He gave me access to passion and vision that would help me heal and work through my mental health issues. I would often find myself listening to 2Pac and writing my rage on each sheet of paper that would accept my ink.

Relativism vs. Universality – Pope Benedict vs. Pope Francis

Relativism is the belief that there is no absolute truth, meaning that there is no absolute perfection in the universe.  Universality is the belief that there are universal facts which can be discovered through searching for truth.

These two philosophies interplay in Christianity and in Judaism.  Pope Benedict XVI who resigned in 2013 was known to be a Relativist.  Pope Francis who took his position has shown that he is a Universalist through his more liberal tendencies.  Pope Benedict became a priest in 1951 and in the beginning his beliefs were considered liberal.  He adopted conservative views after 1968.  In 2005 he became Pope.