Are We There Yet?

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Have you noticed, since the September 11th attacks and particularly in the last two Presidential (s)election cycles, some strange goings-on?

Have you noticed how almost all mainstream media and political figures indict foreign leaders, support questionable foreign non-state actors, or assert “red lines” in foreign affairs, without evidence given or requested?

Or perhaps you’ve observed how political media outlets regularly cover the media industry by addressing transparently partisan and petty criticisms as serious but ignoring or marginalizing substantive criticisms because of “industry realities?”

Have you seen how almost all political figures and media citing public dissatisfaction with vague descriptions of the prevailing order (“establishment,” “business as usual,” “Washington politicians,” “DC polls,”) without investigation of what or who comprises that order?

It feels a lot to me like we are living in an increasingly incompetent deep state.

Are we?

In a simple sense, of course there is a deep state. People in similar work have similar ideas, socialize together, form relationships and have experiences in common. This is especially true if your work includes unique experiences like making decisions that affect the lives of millions of people. There are not many people able to understand what this involves. There will be more cohesion and commonality among those in government than the structure of the formal institutions would suggest.

But the formal institutional structure of the US is extremely robust. It’s almost impossible for a group outside of, or spanning across, the formal institutions to carry out a plan on any scale. There are secrets, and there are conspiracies, but there are just as many forces working to contain them as to carry them through. The US has a very good record, in the end, of bringing secrets to light and dealing with those who conspire against its institutions from within.

Most people simply do not care very much about federal politics, especial foreign policy( discretely controlled by Israel) . To the extent they take any notice, they are overly cynical about the reality and overly optimistic about the scope for change.

Remember, we’re all in this together,

Credit: Derek P.

*Thanks Derek!!

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Life is Important

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This summer I went to camp in a city a little bit north of where I live. I am still in high school and like most high schoolers, am an awful driver. I love to crank the music up and roll down the windows and I really never thought about the consequences of my actions.

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Somehow I convinced my parents to let me drive the hour and a half drive to camp – by myself. On the ride home, I decided I needed to call my boss to let them know I was coming home and could resume working. Having trouble finding my cell phone, while driving down the highway, I reached into the other seat looking for it. I was not focused on the road at all. I veered off into the median and when I corrected, I ended up losing control and going across a lane of traffic. At that point, an 18-wheeler ran over my Honda Accord, destroying the car but miraculously keeping me alive.

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No one has any memory of helping me out of the car and I didn’t get out of the car myself. I only had minor injuries and I believe God saved me.

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The accident has made me realize that I must live life it to the fullest-it’s important. I no longer view the world as black and white but rather, I see a world with many different possibilities and many in-betweens. I don’t know what my purpose is, but I know I have one.

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I hope that my story can get people to not only be more careful in cars but also to realize the importance of life.

Actual report:

A 34-year-old Houston, Texas, man was driving east in the center lane of I-4 just west of Interstate 75 around noon, troopers said. His vehicle entered the outside lane and collided with a semitrailer, driven by Imma C. O***-J*****, 49, of Jacksonville,…

Credit: “Q”

Thanks “Q” Great testimony! Glad you’re alive to tell it. Listen people, don’t look at or for that phone. It’s not worth your life, or the life of another. Don’t end up being sorry you even have a phone.

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And if you talk to people on the run ….DON’T! 

The life you save may be theirs. Love ’em?

HANG UP!

2013 U.S. Cell Phone and Driving Statistics
  • In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in distraction-related crashes.
  • About 424,000 people were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.
  • In 2013, 10% of all drivers ages 15 to 19 involved in fatal accidents were reported to be distracted at the time of the crash.

https://www.edgarsnyder.com/car-accident/cause-of-accident/cell-phone/cell-phone-statistics.html

 

Hooks and Hoops

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Hooks and Hoops

That’s all, Velcro is.

Now if those little hooks were straightened out, nothing would stick to the hoops. The picture of our manipulated idea of self is these bent attitudes and deformed ideas of reality. You can get “strung along” by just about anything. And when it sticks, your hooks feel useful and you start accumulating stuff. Stuff you don’t need in your life. Acts 8:9 “But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:…”

You grow and start to appear as though you are what is sticking to you. Eph 4:14 “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;…”

Everyone else is mimicking the same thing, so you feel justified and even comforted. In fact you look for stuff to stick to you. 2 Tim 4:3 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;…’

This is happening on several levels. You sit and watch TV and stringy Velcro balls are flying at you in all dimensions and you can’t even see most of them. You just come away with more crap clinging to your mind, heart and soul and hardly notice. 2 Pet 2:13 “And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;…”

The only reason this stuff sticks is because you’re “hooked”. 2 Tim 3:13 “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” Rev 20:10 “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

Somehow, somewhere down the road of life, the world attempts to program you with hooks and hoops that attach to stuff. Keep your focus and leave the world to itself. We have nothing to contribute to it except that which is good and right; everything that is in a born again child of God. Col 1:27 “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:…”

Velcro is not permanent, you can detach yourself from the stuff the world throws at you. Don’t be conformed to the sway of things, events….don’t be moved to go another direction; but prove what is God’s will. 1 Pet 1:23 “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”

God’s Word says: Rom 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”