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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.”
― William Saroyan
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -- Winston Churchill
Ignorance is not an opinion, liberals
I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen; not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
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“O, God, I surrender my life and my hopes into your hands. As I direct my steps towards You, my life is protected and is in peace, and my soul rejoices. As I pray, my soul is full of hope and then I hear the voice of the Creator from heaven, a voice which was heard by our predecessors. I desire to join the prayers, in them I see Your image. O God, source of hope, let Your gift of hope be immeasurable in my soul, for as I put my hope into Your Hands, my soul embraces You. Amen.”
From the Archbishop of the Armenian Church, Los Angeles.
Have a wonderful Sunday…..Remember to pray……
This report comes from an engineer friend of mine who does own a hybrid. I was not aware of the electrical requirements of the all electric cars. (Z: From the top of an email which included this:)
The following article deals with realities involved with electric cars. Similarly, if we all go to solar electric panels, and are “selling” electricity back to the grid, at what point will the owners of the grid demand payment for us to be hooked up to their grid?!?
Well, as Gomer Pyle would have said, “SURPRISE, SURPRISE!!” I guess some people’s idea of efficiency is a bit different than mine.
Canadian Comments On Electric Powered Vehicles For USA People – INTERESTING !!
IT WOULD SEEM THAT IF ELECTRIC CARS DO NOT USE GASOLINE, THEY WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN PAYING GASOLINE TAX ON EVERY GALLON THAT IS SOLD FOR AUTOMOBILES, WHICH WAS ENACTED SOME YEARS AGO TO HELP TO MAINTAIN YOUR ROADS AND BRIDGES. THEY WILL USE THE ROADS, BUT WILL NOT PAY FOR THEIR MAINTENANCE! Keep in mind the California Legislature is considering placing a mileage tax on motor vehicles.
Ever since the advent of electric cars, the REAL cost per mile has never been discussed. All you ever hear is the mpg in terms of gasoline, with nary a mention of the cost of electricity.
Electricity has to be one of the least efficient ways to power cars, yet it is being shoved down your throats. Glad somebody finally put engineering and math to paper.
A British Columbia Hydro executive supposedly said: If you really intend to adopt electric vehicles, you have to face certain realities. For example, a home charging system for a Tesla requires 75 amp service. The average house is equipped with 100 amp service. On a small street (approximately 25 homes), the electrical infrastructure would be unable to carry more than three houses with a Tesla. If even half the homes to have electric vehicles, the system would be wildly over-loaded.
This is the elephant in the room with electric vehicles. Your residential infrastructure cannot bear the load. So as your genius elected officials promote this nonsense, not only are you being urged to buy these things and replace your reliable, cheap generating systems with expensive, new windmills and solar cells, but you will also have to renovate your entire delivery system! This latter “investment” will not be revealed until you’re so far down this dead end road that it will be presented with an ‘OOPS!’ and a shrug.
A man named Eric test drove the Chevy Volt at the invitation of General Motors and he writes, “For four days in a row, the fully charged battery lasted only 25 miles before the Volt switched to the reserve gasoline engine.” Eric calculated the car got 30 mpg including the 25 miles it ran on the battery. So, the range including the 9-gallon gas tank and the 16 kwh battery is approximately 270 miles.
It will take you 4.5 hours to drive 270 miles at 60 mph. Then add 10 hours to charge the battery and you have a total trip time of 14.5 hours. In a typical road trip your average speed (including charging time) would be 20 mph.
According to General Motors, the Volt battery holds 16 kwh of electricity. It takes a full 10 hours to charge a drained battery. The cost for the electricity to charge the Volt is never mentioned. If you pay approximately (it varies with amount used and the seasons) $1.16 per kwh. 16 kwh x $1.16 per kwh = $18.56 to charge the battery. $18.56 per charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 per mile to operate the Volt using the battery. Compare this to a similar size car with a gasoline engine that gets only 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32 mpg = $0.10 per mile.
The gasoline powered car costs about $20,000 while the Volt costs $46,000-plus. It looks like the “Greenies” in the American Government want loyal Americans NOT to do the math, but simply pay three times as much for a car, that costs more than seven times as much to run, and takes three times longer to drive across the country. Say What…….?
Z; ANYBODY KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT THIS STUFF TO WEIGH IN WHETHER THIS IS CORRECT OR NOT? SOUNDS FACTUAL TO ME. ???
OH, I don’t know…but I’d have thought Donald Trump is fairly well sequestered at the White House. I doubt people can hear through walls of the Oval Office, or can stroll in and take a seat and listen. I doubt secretaries are standing around a water fountain that happens to be just outside his door.
SO, when we hear THINGS LIKE THIS, don’t you wonder who is it who’s close enough to Trump to know for a fact that he’s angry at Sarah Huckabee Sanders…..or anybody. Or close enough to Trump yet willing and happy to talk about him to the press, often in unattractive ways?
Does NOBODY in the media on either side ask “Who’s leaking this stuff?” because it simply makes no sense. It either has to be Trump people in his inner circle purposefully ‘leaking’ (to show Sarah Sanders she messed up, or show Sessions just how ticked off Donald is at him?) OR they’re dead wrong, these leakers, making things up to make him look mean, angry and unhinged. I’m thinking Trump has zero problem dealing directly with Sanders, for example, if she screwed up (I don’t know how a person in her position can possibly never screw up…imagine not only knowing big secrets but having to remember what can be said and what can’t?), so……….WHO IS LEAKING? And why aren’t they GONE?
I understand when offices workers at the White House leak because they hear things….but personal things the president says? That’s a whole different thing.
SO….it shouldn’t be THAT hard to stop it. Ask “Okay, I said that yesterday when Pence was here, but I know HE didn’t leak……….who else was here?”………………
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF POLITICIANS WHO SPEND THE NIGHT IN THEIR OFFICES IN D.C.? FROM THIS ARTICLE:
“House Democrats are calling for an ethics investigation into lawmakers who sleep in their offices, saying the “unsanitary” practice is an abuse of taxpayer funds.
Well-known politicians who regularly bed down in their workspaces include Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Politico reported.
The number of those who sleep in their offices ranges from 40 to more than 100, the website said. Most of those who sleep at work are male Republicans, though women and Democrats are also implicated. (Z: so, wait…I guess there aren’t any “well-known Dem politicians or they’d have mentioned them by name, right? HAA!!)“
THE WHOLE ARTICLE MAKES SOME GOOD POINTS, SORT OF…..WHAT DO YOU THINK?
I had an entirely different post ready for today until I went to a meeting last night. Ten adorable, sweet, smart young women were there with me. I know most are liberals, they follow the sheep……..
When I arrived, they were talking about some awful thing California has done and it sounded political so I perked up my ears and listened….Turns out there’s some whacko law either in effect now or in Sacramento being discussed by all the liberal lawmakers which forces fines on Californians who travel to states the liberals don’t approve of!!
These women were horrified! “Can you believe THAT?” “How can they demand that?” etc, etc….I just said “Keep voting them in, folks” (sarcastically, of course,…and, now that I think of it, some of them nodded their heads in agreement!)…….Oh, I was a happy camper to hear this discord. AWAKENINGS? FINALLY?
Yesterday, coincidentally, I heard talk show host Michael Medved do an hour or so on how many California polls are suggesting that Californians are sick of the way the liberals have been running things and are saying they’re voting Republican next time. Don’t forget, some of you have seen a very attractive young Republican candidate named Travis Allen on FOX lately.
MY POINT IS THIS; DEMOCRATS JUST COULD BE WAKING UP. AS MANY OF YOU LOVE LOVE LOVE TO BASH THIS GORGEOUS STATE, AND “ALWAYS ON WATCH” DID A FEATURE WRITTEN BY SILVERFIDDLE ON HOW EVERYTHING (BAD) STARTS IN CALIFORNIA (AS IF OTHER STATES ARE PROBLEMLESS!!), PERHAPS A CHANGE OF AMERICAN LIBERAL HEARTS IS GOING TO START IN……….. CALIFORNIA?
I think the views this mother has about Donald Trump are much like many others (including ME). Her characterization of Trump as the “Salty Sailor” or as The Fireman paint an excellent picture!!. She has written many great books about her son and family….
Comment from KAREN VAUGHN Mother of Aaron Vaughn, Navy Seal
“Sometimes God uses the no-nonsense, salty sailor to get the job done. Appreciating what the man is doing doesn’t mean we worship the salty sailor or even desire to be like the salty sailor. It doesn’t even mean God admires the salty sailor. Maybe He just knows he’s necessary for such a time as this.
I believe with all my heart that God placed that salty sailor in the White House and gave this nation one more chance in November 2016. Donald Trump is what he is. He is still the man he was before the election. And without guilt, I very much admire what that salty sailor is accomplishing.
He’s not like me. That’s okay with me. I don’t want to be like him. I will never behave like him. I know we’ve NEVER had a man like him lead our nation. It’s crazy and a little mind blowing at times. But I can’t help admire the ability he has to act with his heart rather than a calculated, PC, think tank-screened, carefully edited script. I still believe that is WHY he became our President and WHY he’s been able to handle a landslide of adversity and STILL pass unprecedented amounts of good legislation for our country AND do great works for MANY other nations, including Israel.
I’m THRILLED with what he’s doing for my nation, for the cause of Christ (whether intentional or unintentional, doesn’t matter to me), and for the concept of rebuilding America and putting her FIRST. I will not be ashamed of my position because others don’t see him through the same lens.
Should it matter to me if a fireman drops an f-bomb while he’s pulling me from a burning building? Would I really care about what came out of his mouth in those moments? Heck no! I’d CARE about what he was DOING. He wasn’t sent there to save my soul and I’m not looking to him for spiritual guidance. All I’m thinking in those moments is, “Thank you, Jesus, for sending the fireman.”
This man is crass. Okay. He’s not careful with what he says. Okay. You feel offended that he’s not a typical statesman. Okay. But he is rebuilding the nation my son died for…the nation I feared was on a fast track to becoming a hopeless cause. Forgive me if I’m smiling.” KAREN VAUGHN (end of Ms Vaughn’s thoughts)
Z: I agree. BUT I think Trump would get MUCH farther if he wasn’t quite so salty. And yes, he could be JUST as effective. But, I thought this was a fair piece, full of good stuff and I do agree with her. Nearly every day 🙂
What do you think? (As if I have to ask!!!)
The link is worth reading but, sadly, the original WSJ article is blocked (it’s fabulous and longer than the link I had to substitute above). If you do subscribe there, you might find it…under “Hillary Staffer attends CPAC conference”
I believe the article I finally had to post because the WSJ article won’t open again for me doesn’t include this, which I really loved:
“Where some saw a circus, I saw a big tent. I spoke with Jennifer C. Williams, chairman of the Trenton, N.J., Republican Committee and a transgender activist. Twenty feet away, I spoke with a religious leader who opposes same-sex marriage. While a panelist touted capital punishment, several attendees crowded the Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty booth. Hours after President Trump recast Oscar Brown Jr. ’s song “The Snake” as an ugly anti-immigrant parable, several influential Republicans were asking me, a naturalized citizen, how they can support my startup.”
Billy Graham had some favorites I thought I’d share with you this Sunday:
“My favorite verse of Scripture was taught to me by my mother when I was just a little boy:
For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16….
This is the one Scripture that I always preach on in a crusade, usually on the opening night. I suppose it is the most familiar passage in the Bible. It has only twenty-five words in the English translation of it, but it is the Gospel in a nutshell. Someone has called it a miniature Bible. The word “whosoever” in this verse means the whole world. Whatever the color of a person’s skin, whatever language he speaks, God loves him and God is willing to save him. To me that is marvelous. It also says that life doesn’t begin when you die, it begins here and now.”
Favorite Hymn…”And Can It Be?” (see below) “Just As I Am,” of course, was used in his events for 60 years! But, asked in 2005 his very favorite, it was “And Can It Be?”
Favorite Old Testament book: The Psalms.
Favorite New Testament book: The Gospels.
Favorite Story: The Prodigal Son
I loved this…he said “He explained that Psalms teaches you how to get along with God and Proverbs teaches you how to get along with man.”
Did you know Graham’s grandfather had a prayer group at his home one night which Billy attended and the grandfather prayed that God would raise up a great evangelist? I guess it worked!
Pray for his family and all who loved this great man and have a beautiful Sunday!