With Friends Like Trump, Israel Doesn’t Need Enemies

By David Cholesterol Whoop de friggin’ doo! Like sporting a yarmulke and touching the Wailing Wall, President Trump fed his cult with yet another meaningless STUNT by declaring the obvious… that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.  BUT… there’s a YUGE Trump “but” here… Simply recognizing Jerusalem would only reaffirm existing law. In 1995, President Bill Clinton signed the Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act, which formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The law called for the capital to be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem no later than 1999. However,…

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Trump’s Executive Order On Bears Ears And Grand Staircase – Political, Practical, Legal?

photo of ancient Navajo dwellings underneath an overhanging rock formation in Bears Ears National Monument

by Richard Cameron Donald Trump, on Monday issued an executive order reversing Barack Obama’s designation of protected status of two expansive national monuments in Utah – Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Trump visited Salt Lake City, to announce this move – something he promised the Republican party in the state during the election. Trump, trumpeting the order to a select crowd of state politicians, told them, “Your timeless bond with the outdoors should not be replaced with the whims of regulators thousands and thousands of miles away.” It seems bizarre…

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Quantum Physics of Prayer: Thought-Point

by Oletta Branstiter Everything is a matter of thought. Physicists will argue that Nothing never existed. Antimatter (matter composed of subatomic particles that interact with other elementary particles) yearns to become; to fill the vacuum. A void is actually vast potential. Before the universe existed, the void was full of possibilities. Prior to His Creative Word, God, like every artist, had a concept.  Zero dimensions represent the thought that led to Creation, voiced by the Creator thus: “Let there be …” (Genesis 1:3) “When the Egyptians chose to depict the…

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Teaching Takes a Backseat to Infrastructure and Trimmings: Your Tax Dollars and the Public Schools

By Janice Barlow After recently participating in a debate on why a $250 tax deduction for teachers to buy supplies was chopped out of the new tax bill by the House, I couldn’t let the real reason for the issue just rest. The Senate was generous enough to make it a $500 deduction, but it still needs to be reconciled with the House. It’s not about the $250, (which is merely a deduction, not a credit).  It’s about why teachers shouldn’t be buying supplies for students at all – or parents…

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Retired Marine Colonel Lee Busby Launches Write-In Campaign For Alabama Senator

By Tyla MacAllister Retired Marine Colonel Lee Busby, a former aid to General John Kelley, has launched a last minute write-in campaign for the Alabama Senate Special Election. With the December 12 election less than two weeks away, Busby knows he is a long shot to win the race, but he believes a large number of Alabama voters are looking for a viable alternative to Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. “It started off innocuously enough. I was just dissatisfied with the choices I had as a voter,” Busby…

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Quantum Physics of Prayer – Introduction

by Oletta Branstiter Physics proves the power of prayer. According to science, everything is connected, energy is eternal, and consciousness is dynamic. Conclusion: Prayer has real power. Many of the world’s most successful physicists aren’t afraid to find proof of spiritual truth in science. “There can never be any real opposition between religion and science. Forms of religion which have a nihilistic attitude to life are out of harmony with the scientific outlook and contradictory to its principles. [T]heoretical physics … is a very active science and does make an…

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Animal Farming: Donkeys For Chinese Medicine & Meat; We Must Be Their Voice

by J. Lee Donkeys Killed For Chinese Medicine and Meat I recently learned about the slaughter of donkeys. It is estimated 4 million donkeys are killed every year. Their skin is used to make a Chinese medicine named ejiao. The demand is a threat to donkeys worldwide. It is created by boiling skins to to produce a gelatin. It is also turned into powders, tablets and face creams. Even though it is thought to have medical benefits many say ejiao has no medicinal value. The market for it is fueled by greed.…

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Talking About Sexual Assault: Why Victims Keep Silent

By Dena Leichnitz Sexual Assault and why the victims stay silent With all the recent talk about sexual assault, there seems to be a lot of doubt about whether they are true or not, based on the fact that the person bringing forth the charges never brought them forth before. The going thought on the subject is the longer you wait the more likely you are lying. But that is far from the truth. According to the U.S Department of Justice only 30 percent of sexual assault cases are reported.…

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Trickle Down Tax Reform – Engine Of Economic Growth Or Simply A Trick?

visual depiction of magic candles and spell talismans

by Richard Cameron This week, Senate Republicans are in a furious scamper to get so called “tax reform” on Donald Trump’s desk, who will assuredly sign it. Trump is desperate to sign anything at this point, so he can boast that his presidency is “winning” – at any price.  Actually, the price is right, from the viewpoint of Trump and his investment class cronies, because no matter what happens with the economy going forward –  he and they will be able to evade even more of their share of the…

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Pet Crates; Safe Environments or Animal Prisons?

by J. Lee To Crate or Not to Crate? There are many opinions regarding the use crates for dogs. Some feel they provide safety. Some see crates as prisons. Pro-Crate Putting a dog in a crate to keep it safe is considered acceptable if the length of time is limited.  Examples could be when a dog is being transported, when they are part of an adoption event, maybe a new puppy is being introduced in a household with another dog or dogs, during family dinnertime or for medical reasons as…

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