Jesus Was Not a Christian – Book Review

There is a book on the market available through the internet written by a former minister “Jesus was not a Christian.”  Without reading the book the title and introduction hits my heart because it is true.  Most people accept religion as truth.  There is truth which is hidden by religions.

Judaism does not emphasize truth.  Most important in Judaism is accepting the law given by Moses to the Jewish people.  The Law of Moses is divided into two parts the Oral law and the written law.

France Approves Digital Tax on Google and Facebook

France’s parliament approved legislation to impose a three-percent tax on Internet and technology companies like Google and Facebook to re-establishing financial justice, says Justice Minister Bruno Le Mayer. The 3% tax will be levied on the sales of multinational companies in France. The French Senate passed a new tax on Thursday, one week after the National Assembly approved it.

Med Hurricane “Medicane” in Greece Leaves Dozens with Injuries

Six tourists died and more than 30 were injured during a small hurricane, which unexpectedly struck late on Wednesday at Halkidiki resorts in northern Greece, near Thessaloniki. Powerful wind gusts, rain, and storm tore the roofs off buildings, overturned cars and caused flooding in hotels. Authorities declared an emergency with more than 100 rescue workers at the disaster’s site.

Britain Blamed Iran for Trying to Seize Its Oil Tanker in Persian Gulf

Iranian ships tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the UK government said. This happened a week after British marines detained an Iranian tanker in the Strait of Gibraltar.

As stated by the British government, the incident occurred on Wednesday into the Strait of Hormuz: three Iranian boats tried to prevent the passage of British Heritage a commercial vessel but were forced to retreat when the HMS Montrose tanker escorting crew demanded they withdraw.

Federal Rate Cut is Coming; Powell is Showing His Hand; Maybe Keeping His Job

Fed chief Jerome Powell has given further fodder to those expecting Fed rate cuts this year in testimony before Congress. The market believes Powell will lower rates as early as the next Fed meeting and Powell’s testimony reassured them about the Fed’s dovish shift in June.

Powell said that the lower U.S. business investment and slower growth among American manufacturers as worrisome signs. He said U.S. gross domestic product is likely to moderate in the second quarter from the 3.1% annual pace of growth in the first three months of the year.

Dam Failure in Brazil; Vale Ordered to Pay for Damages

Nearly six months after the dam burst on an iron ore mine in Brazil, a court has sentenced Vale mining company to pay for the damage. More than 200 people died and massive environmental damage has remained.

Barely half a year after the devastating breach in Brumadinho, Eastern Brazil, a court has ruled for the first time and ordered the Vale mining company to make amends. A judge ordered the company must pay for any damage. “But the company did not commit any damages for the time being. This can not yet be quantified,” Judge Elton Pupo Nogueira said.

Darrexit: British Ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, Has Resigned

The case is unprecedented: one of the most important figures in British diplomacy, an ambassador to Washington, forced to submit his resignation after his negative analysis of the American administration leaked in the press. On Wednesday, July 10, Kim Darroch felt that he could no longer fulfill his role after the publication of British diplomatic cables in the Daily Mail where he describes US President Donald Trump as “inept,” “unstable,” and “incompetent.”

Apple is Modernizing MacBooks While Lowering Its Price

This rarely happens: Apple has improved one of its MacBooks while lowering its price. Another was upgraded by an omission, and a third was removed from the offer.

The so-called back-to-school season is just beginning in the USA. The term refers to the time at the end of summer vacation, when students cover themselves with new material for the coming school year or semester. US corporations always accompany these times with special discounts – and sometimes with new products. Apple launches its back-to-school program this year with updates for its most affordable MacBooks.

California to Limit Use of Deadly Force; Police Organizations Still Opposed

California is one procedural hurdle away from adopting one of the strictest laws in the country regarding police use of force.  After clearing the state senate 34-3 on Monday, Assembly Bill 392 heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.  Under the bill, the standard by which use of deadly force by police officers is justified will be elevated from when officers think it is “reasonable” to only when it is “necessary.”  The bill was the reflection of a year’s worth of hard-fought compromise between civil rights organizations and police unions.  Several police associations remain opposed.

The “Coup Attempt” That Never Ends – Turkey Orders Arrest of More than 200 Soldiers

The coup attempt in Turkey is almost three years back and the authorities are still looking for alleged co-conspirators. Dozens of arrests were ordered again in several cities. Now the judiciary has again requested the arrest of dozens of military personnel – allegedly linked to the banned Gulen movement.

The Istanbul Procuratorate said it issued an arrest warrant for 176 active members of the military on suspicion of links to the banned movement of Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. Ankara blames the Gulen movement for the attempted coup.

Putin Visits Pope Francis in Vatican City – The Message is Important

Nationalism is a necessary evil. God is both national and universal. The highest spiritual level is universal revealed by the Messiah of Freedom through resurrection.  You need both national and universal to build the kingship of God on earth.  The Byzantine Empire also called the Roman Empire today lives in the small country of Vatican City.  The smallest nation in the world may be the most powerful. Last week July 4  Vladimir Putin visited Pope Francis at Vatican City. Russia, the largest nation in the world, visited the smallest.

Demand Driving Demolition Equipment Market

Demolition equipment is used destroy old constructed building through cutting of concrete slab, beam and steel rod. These demolition equipment is used with construction machines such as Backhoe Loaders, Material Handlers, Wheel Loaders, Hydraulic Excavators, Multi Terrain Loaders, Track Loaders, Skid Steer Loaders, Track-Type Tractors, among others, as part of attachment or individual remotely operated. Moreover, for cutting or breakdown of high rise building, long height demolition equipment are attached with vehicles to effectively cut the concrete walls, pillar, etc. In addition, demolition equipment is also used to separate metal wastage from wastage’s stockpile for scrap recycling purpose.

Cheap Renters Insurance: Figure Out the Where and the How

Whether a Renters Insurance is needed is a dilemma that haunts many, since there are the trouble, and worries of price, which come along with signing up for the policy. What many people are unaware of is the fact that Renters Insurance is pretty affordable – generally costing around only $16 per month. Indeed, it is possible to find not only cheap Renters Insurance but also one having the appropriate coverage. Renters Insurance offers protection to both the property and the policyholder (the belongings and the renter), similar to other kinds of insurance available. All one has to pay is the insurance premium to keep up the coverage. Read on to learn how and where the most affordable Renters Insurance, having the best coverage (Renters Insurance California, for instance), can be picked.

  • Keep Stock of Belongings:

Firstly, the renter needs to make sure that the coverage provided is enough to protect all the belongings. This can be achieved through the aid of a home inventory – many established insurance providers have home inventory applications that can be put to use. Additionally, there are also multiple third-party apps that let the user click pictures: this allows the renter to have a common platform for storing data.

Russia Meddling in US Elections 2.0

On June 30th a white paper was released that had been compiled for the American defense establishment. The title is Russsian Strategic Intentions, A Strategic Multiplayer Assessment dated May 2019. The analysis was compiled by some of the top-level research analysts within the US defense sector.

The key point, or thesis, of this paper is that after 20 years of the Putin regime, Russia is as hostile and as expansionist minded as they were during the Soviet era. However, since many western nations are not successfully fighting ideological propaganda from Russian sponsored channels, an escalation of the military conflict is highly likely.

Bosco Ntaganda: Congolese Ex-Rebel Chief Convicted of War Crimes

Today, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has condemned a Congolese rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda for crimes against humanity and war crimes. Known as the “Terminator,” Ntaganda was charged for his role in atrocities in an ethnic conflict from 2002 to 2003.

The ICC found him guilty on all 18 charges. These included cruel massacres, the use of child soldiers and sexual enslavement of young girls. Bosco Ntaganda asserted his innocence during the trial. When Judge Robert Fremr announced the verdict, he showed no emotion. The sentence is to be announced at a later meeting – Ntaganda faces a life sentence.

Leaked UK Memos Reveal Anti Trump Bias – British Ambassador on the Hot Seat

Diplomacy is also an art of courtesy. But not behind the scenes: After Donald Trump’s visit to Europe, the British Ambassador to the US wrote an extraordinary briefing.

Previously, the British newspaper Mail on Sunday reported on Kim Darroch’s secret briefings to the State Department in London, in which the ambassador expressed extremely negative comments about the functioning of the government in Washington – also with regard to Trump’s foreign policy.

Iran Announces Central Infringement of Nuclear Agreement – Europe Worried

The nuclear deal with Iran is facing another serious setback. The government in Tehran wants to ramp up uranium enrichment.

France’s head of state Emmanuel Macron warned his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation about the “risk of weakening” the international nuclear agreement. Macron had expressed deep concern in the conversation, pointing out that such weakening of the agreement would have consequences, the Presidential Office in Paris said. What consequences this could be, was not explained.

Fourth of July Highlights and Insights – America is Under Attack

America like all nations in the world is fighting for survival.  The difference between America and other nations is that America plays the game according to the rules.  It allows freedom to its people, even to their opponents living with the Christian motto, “Love your enemy.”

In preparation, President Trump encouraged a fantastic event in DC on 4th of July. He said, “We want millions to come to DC for the Fourth of July. We want the people to come who love our country.”

Germany Rescue Ship Changes Course Towards Malta – Salvini Turns Them Away

The German aid organization, Sea-Eye wants to bring 65 rescued migrants to Malta. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini forced the ship in Lampedusa to turn back. The German rescue ship “Alan Kurdi” had been waiting for hours in front of the Italian island. Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini had strictly forbidden the ship to enter the port.

A Toastmaster’s Salute to A Civil Rights’ Whistleblower

The evening of July 2, 2019, I spoke before Toastmasters International members.  I delivered a specialty occasion speech from Toastmasters’ Advanced Communication Silver manual. I entitled my speech — “A Tribute to A Civil Rights Whistleblower.”  With a therapeutic gladness, I stood on the University Maryland University College (UMUC) campus in Largo, Maryland before the Power Speakers’ club.  I was so lifted!  For it gave me, a public servant who had suffered harm from federal workplace inequalities, an occasion to use the Toastmasters’ platform to salute a civil rights champion, Joyce E. Megginson.

Biden in Trouble – Floats Idea of a Female VP

For a while it seemed like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders were going to be the two Democrats to duke it out for the party’s presidential nomination, but that may no longer be the case. Senator Kamala Harris has become a major contender for the nomination almost overnight. She was able to go toe to toe with the older and more experienced politicians during the last debate, and most pundits concluded that she won the debate.

The World We Live In – Technology is Not Bringing Us Together

Today is July 7, 2019 and the world we live in is in complete disarray. Real is not real. Fake is in. Petty has replaced common sense along with common decency. We have a crook in the oval office; and not a good one may I add.

Everything revolves around social media likes and comments. The world is at a point where doing something “out of the kindness of your heart” has to be documented for a later release. It seems as if love has lost the ongoing battle to vanity.

The Best & Lowest Cost Mini Self Storage in Salem/Keizer, Oregon – 8 Side by Side Comparisons Might Help

There are a lot of criteria to choose from when selecting a mini self storage unit: price, location, amenities, security, customer service, move in specials, and access/availability. We will be looking at the top storage places in Salem, Oregon and comparing them across several top criteria, and giving you our best recommendation for mini self storage in Salem. We are taking the top eight contenders from a Google search and ranking them in order of our recommendation.

Jews for Jews; Jews for Christians; Christians for Jews

The Jewish people and their leaders are beginning to soften up about their feeling about Jesus the Messiah.  Christians are beginning to soften up about their feeling about Jews. The event of crucifixion is recorded in history in the first century Judea between 30-33 AD. The crucifixion is recorded in New Testament epistles and other ancient sources as an historical event. The softening up of the heart of stone was part of the Jewish prophecy of Ezekiel, I will give to you a new heart and a new spirit, I will remove from you a heart of stone and give you a heart flesh.

Women’s World Cup: FIFA Wants to Expand From 24 to 32

The 2019 World Cup in France has been the “Best Women’s World Cup in History,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said today.

Could the Women’s World Cup experience the same inflation as its male equivalent? Two days away from the US – Netherlands final in Lyon on Sunday (5 pm), Gianni Infantino, the FIFA president, said he was in favor of extending the format of the competition from 24 to 32 teams as soon as possible.

Happy Independence Day – July 4, 2019 – God Bless America

America today is celebrating Independence Day.  The nation was established July 1776 when the Continental Congress declared the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and now were united and independent states.

Before America could become an Independent nation they had to fight the American Revolutionary War that took place from 1775-1783. With the assistance of France the American colonial pioneers signed the Declaration of Independence and won their independence.

Championship Sunday for U.S. Soccer: Women (-500) and Men (11-8) in Rare Double

Fans of U.S. soccer couldn’t ask for a more exciting day than Sunday.  The USWNT (-500) will attempt to become the first team since Germany in 2007 to repeat as FIFA Women’s World Cup champions, when they take on the Netherlands (+400).  Later that day, the USMNT (11-8) take on arch-rival Mexico (4-7), for their eighth CONCACAF Gold Cup title.  If successful, it would be the first time the men’s and women’s teams won their respective tournaments since 1991.

Europe’s Top Job: Ursula von der Leyen a Compromise Commission Candidate Nobody Likes

You’d think Germans would be excited, maybe even a little patriotic, with the announcement that one of their own would become President of the European Commission, for the first time in fifty years.  The first woman ever to head the Commission might also be an event worth celebrating.  Instead, after marathon talks, following less-than-conclusive parliamentary elections, many Germans have been left wondering, “what was the point of all that?”  Ursula von der Leyen’s face was nowhere to be seen in the posters plastered throughout Germany amidst the campaign for Europe’s top job.  “Who needs a Spitzenkandidat,” (top candidate) one wonders, “when you can have a Homecoming Queen?

From North Charlestown to Kiryat Atta – Anti-police Demonstrations in Israel Too

Israel is looking more like America each day.  Last week in Tel-Aviv 250,000 people marched in a parade for Gay Pride.  Abortion laws in Israel are similar to America. The two cultures are becoming one.  America and Donald Trump stand behind Israel in their cause of freedom and independence in a hostile environment of nations in the Middle East that seek to destroy them.  Israel has adopted the good of America that is democracy and human rights and the bad which is inner conflicts within the nations between minorities and law enforcement.

At G20 Summit Ivanka Trump and Mike Pompeo: “Beauty and the Beast”

As the US delegation was lining up for a photo with South Korean counterparts on the eve of his historic steps into North Korea, President Trump and President Moon Jae-in were in the center with his wife Kim Jung-sook.  In the back was Mike Pompeo and the next official in line was senior adviser Ivanka Trump Kushner. Mike Pompeo casually slipped into the photo. Ivanka took an unusual prominent role during her father’s trip to Asia.

Eight Injured in Portland Street Brawl; Police Can’t Keep the Peace

Portland’s street-brawling season began with a bang on Saturday.  Dueling right- and left-wing protesters took to downtown this past weekend, and the usual carnage ensued.  Portland police, tasked with keeping the two belligerents separated, were unsuccessful in doing so.  When the tear gas cleared, three people were arrested, eight were injured, and the right blasted the police, and the city, for allowing the violence to occur.  Spray, rinse, repeat.

Guitars For Veterans: Another Great Tool in the Battle Against PTSD

Music is not only enjoyable, but can be extremely therapeutic as well.   Thousands of war Veterans suffer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In fact, more soldiers have committed suicide since the Vietnam War than have died in actual battle.

More than half of the 2.6 million veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars struggle with both physical and mental challenges as a result of their service. Unfortunately, 22 veterans commit suicide everyday, but many are finding hope in the wood and strings of an acoustic guitar. The healing power of music helps soldiers cope.

Pop Star Nick Cave Comments on the Voice of God

Nick Cave was asked, “What does God’s voice sound like?”  His answer was beautiful.

A rock star becomes for his fans a model, a life coach, a guru, a friend.  People ask him all sorts of questions like how to overcome loneliness and grief.  CNN picked up on his answer to a follower on “What does God’s voice sound like?” It seems that he is going in the way of the famous female pop-star Madonna who entered the spiritual realm many years ago. His latest song “Red Right Hand” is an allusion to the vengeance of God. In the last few months he has posted on his website “you can ask me anything.” He got a flood of 100 letters a week.

Want More Reach? How to Increase Your Revenue Using Facebook Marketing

Understanding Facebook reach is important because if you are posting a lot in Facebook but you don’t have a very solid reach, nobody is noticing your content. So if you invest a lot of time and effort to make a post, you want your target audience to see it. Let’s discuss how you can properly execute that.

Amplify your user engagement with your posts. Facebook algorithm looks at this when they identify where to show your post in different people’s feeds is engagement.

Chicago Mayor and Illinois Governor Refuse to Cooperate with Trump; They Have No Problem Taking His Money

It’s no secret that Chicago is proud of their sanctuary city status and their lack of cooperation with the Trump Administration. With the election of Lori Lightfoot as mayor, it became clear that Chicago will continue down the path of presidential defiance and migrant protection.

Lightfoot recently addressed the issue of illegal immigration, saying that the Chicago Police Department would not cooperate with President’s Trump’s planned ICE raids that will target over 2,000 families in 10 cities.