We previously blogged about reports on Hunter Biden’s role with Burisma Holdings.
A U.S. Senate report was released with additional information and allegations of related criminal activity.
We previously blogged about reports on Hunter Biden’s role with Burisma Holdings.
A U.S. Senate report was released with additional information and allegations of related criminal activity.
I have to include Catholicism with all its popery when I speak of the Roman religion. A “giant alien planet” was found, according to space.com.
Indeed, the study team’s calculations suggest that the candidate planet must have been born about 50 times farther away from the star than its current location, then migrated in.— Big find! Scientists spot giant alien planet orbiting close to dead star’s corpse
There are stars and planets, with much gratuitous talk of “births” and “deaths” in outer space. These scientists are astrologers, not astronomers as they bill themselves in their requests for public funding of private research. When there are star signs, and “births” or “deaths” are spoken of or said to occur in certain areas of the night sky or under certain signs of the Zodiac, it is clear that the writing of these scientists and researchers is no better in character than that of the daily horoscopes published in the mainstream press, usually online or printed media.
In the paper being presented here the elements of medieval computus are transformed on an arithmetical basis and from this a formula for the fixing of Easter is developed. With the help of these two components it is possible to calculate the Julian as well as the Gregorian dates of Easter and, in addition the calendar of any given year. The formula for the date of Easter being submitted here can be traced back exclusively to the elements of the medieval computus and can be ratified by the chronologists.— Werner Bergmann. Easter and the Calendar: The Mathematics of Determining a Formula for the Easter Festival to Medieval Computing. Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie. Vol. 22, No. 1 (1991), pp. 15-41 (27 pages) Published By: Springer https://www.jstor.org/stable/25170898
The Roman religion originally developed the science of “computus” to rule over the resurrection of Jesus Christ by fixing the date of the celebration of Easter in coordination with the positions of the sun, moon, and stars.
The Romans by custom accounted births and deaths as “vital statistics” according to their religion. Those heathens, including that tyrannical King Herod so infamous for the massacre of the innocent ones, did not account life to begin at conception, but only after birth, mayhem, scarification, healing, and viability.
The ancient Roman physicians universally practiced Cæsarean sections and abortions as well as circumcisions and castrations, in violent opposition to the Greek oath of Hippocrates.
I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion. In purity and according to divine law will I carry out my life and my art. I will not use the knife, even upon those suffering from stones, but I will leave this to those who are trained in this craft.— Greek Medicine: The Hippocratic Oath
To this day those doctors spite that miracle of the Virgin Mary who gave birth to a son who was to be the King of the Jews, and of the Saint Joseph who, when he was warned of God in a dream, arose by night, took the mother and child, and fled to Egypt until King Herod, the murderer of the innocent ones, was dead.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.— Luke 14:28–30
I believe this parable is about a homebuilder. A man’s house is his castle; a tower to him after all.
There’s something else very subtle going on here, too. Sometimes I see real estate listed for sale with a foundation or partially built house.
In order to purchase such real estate, one would have to question whether it was somehow repossessed or foreclosed on the original builder, or why it is being offered for sale under such distressed circumstances; and if the buyer intends to continue or complete the construction, whether the original builder was adequately compensated for the partially completed work; in case a lien exists against the property, from which the builder was forced off for unknown or undisclosed reasons.
A potential buyer will look at the property, and think, “If this man began to build, and was not able to finish, I’m new here, and I’m not a fool either, so what do I have to complete the project, which the original builder did not have access to?”
Because a reputable builder from the area should have been able to obtain financing to complete the project at least to a minimum habitable condition before offering it for sale unfinished on the market.
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.— 1 Corinthians 3:12–15
There’s a foundation of Jesus Christ in the preceding verse, but these four verses are especially ominous, with clear reference to price gouging or volatile markets in overpriced building materials, (precious metals etc.,) detailed planning and permitting (with a building “manifest,”) firetrap construction methods, and onerous building codes which are followed to the letter and not the spirit of the law, mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens, (the workmen’s wages or “reward,”) and single-purpose legal entities with fire insurance and limited liability.
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.— Mark 6:3
There is something very, very wicked, almost unspeakably evil about those builders on wood, hay, and stubble, almost as if a woman is feeling the stubble of a man’s beard because she wants a warm house and a husband with a steady job, but the man is gay, and hasn’t a care in the world.
But the builders on gold, silver, and precious stones build rightly according to the Scripture.
As gold in the furnace hath he tried them, and received them as a burnt offering. And in the time of their visitation they shall shine, and run to and fro like sparks among the stubble. They shall judge the nations, and have dominion over the people, and their Lord shall reign for ever. … But the multiplying brood of the ungodly shall not thrive, nor take deep rooting from bastard slips, nor lay any fast foundation.— Wisdom of Solomon 3:6–8, 4:3
When the fires of trial came, those other builders had no gold, silver, or precious stones, because they despised the riches of the Most High.
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; …— Revelation 3:18
Shares of Tesla (TSLA) lost 21% of their value Tuesday after Standard & Poor’s declined to add it to its index of 500 major US stocks. Being added to the index would have required portfolio managers who mirror the index to buy additional shares.— CNN: Tesla shares suffer their worst day ever
There’s also a Fortune 500, distinct from the Standard and Poor’s index of 500 “blue chips” or large cap stocks.
It also goes to show there is no such thing as “passive investing” in an index fund, as such investments are often billed in contradistinction to “active investing” or making conscious human decisions.
A whole slew of technical stock market measures such as stock “beta” traditionally calculated against the S&P 500 have also lost their significance and reliability as performance indicators.
There was a whole Communist Party-oriented “theory” based on passive investing in major index funds, “market” orders rather than limit orders for buying and selling stocks, and “beta” as a standardized measure of risk.
Textbook finance curriculum was effectively “communalizing” the markets toward a centrally managed economy directed by Wall Street and the Federal Reserve.
If Tesla had remained on the S&P 500 index, then so-called “institutional” investors would have had to take their losses, but the fact that the company was actively managed out of the S&P index is evidence that the Establishment no longer wishes to risk its institutional funds in pipe dreams of environmental extremism and delusions of patentable intellectual property.
Let’s take a look at the Seattle Police Department.
Some 374 SPD employees grossed at least $200,000 last year, boosted by retroactive raises stemming from a new contract signed in late 2018. More than 160 SPD employees made at least $50,000 in overtime last year – excluding the retroactive payments.— The Spokesman-Review: A Seattle police officer’s extraordinary pay raises questions SPD can’t answer
Where is all this money coming from, anyways? We’re talking upwards of $75,000,000 gross pay, and more than $8,000,000 overtime, not including the retroactive bonuses.
Vehicle impoundments and auctions?
Aside from the 22 initial arrests, police took five more people into custody while trying to impound a vehicle later in the night.— KOMO News: Police: 22 arrests in Labor Day clash outside Seattle Police Officers Guild
That’s quite a battle, and it has been going on for some time already.
… some parking spots were marked “NO PARKING” starting today [April 7, 2020]. That led to multiple tows, according to multiple readers plus a conversation we heard via scanner (and mentioned in a tweet at the time). That conversation mentioned “possibly 20” tows. Then we received this reader report saying it might have been more: “I discovered my car was towed out from in front of my apartment at 30xx SW Avalon Way around 3 pm, assuming it happened sometime today. …”— West Seattle Blog… ‘Stay home’ – unless you need to get your car at the tow yard: What happened on Avalon
The details may not be entirely clear to us, but the big picture is: Seattle police officers are (a) impounding a lot of vehicles; (b) charging a lot of parking citation, tow, and impound fees and/or auctioning the vehicles off; and (c) making a lot of extra money in the form of cash wages.
For several years beginning around 2010, a lone teenager in Vietnam named Hieu Minh Ngo ran one of the Internet’s most profitable and popular services for selling “fullz,” stolen identity records that included a consumer’s name, date of birth, Social Security number and email and physical address.— https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/08/confessions-of-an-id-theft-kingpin-part-i/
It’s not entirely clear what is going on here, and the researchers, investigators, and prosecutors are not coming clean with it in court. People go to work with a bunch of W-2s, 1099s and other extraneous tax forms, they have bank accounts, sign up for credit cards, government-mandated health insurance, and all sorts of other junk, get birthday cards in the mail from friends and family, and so on and so forth.
All of this information is a matter of public record. It is not, and cannot be worth as much money as this Vietnamese teenaged “hacker” — working on his own, not part of any serious organized crime network or cártel — is claimed to be making on it.
We’re getting fleeced, bilked, the wool pulled over our eyes, we know that. But it cannot be because we have names, addresses, Social Security numbers and dates of birth, or even bank account numbers. No. Something else is going on, there’s a teenage boy to take the fall for it, and he probably never had access to any of the money anyways, because he’s so beholden to the cártel bosses for his role in it.
The identity thieves have got so much inside help throughout the U.S. govenment and federal law enforcement and intelligence “community” that they’re just lying through their teeth in court to pay the piper and make their books on a 90%+ conviction rate to avoid getting in trouble with the bar as prosecuting attorneys.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.— Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States
Some of our favorite expressions for extreme punishments have a double meaning.
Are you drawn and quartered? Perhaps you have valid photo identification that lists the location of your living quarters. Towns and villages began to require drivers’ licenses in the days of horse-drawn carriages before photography and internal combustion engines became practical and affordable.
Of course, people resisted as if they were actually being cut up in four pieces and drawn four different ways by horses. But nowadays, almost everyone meekly accepts the punishment of being drawn and quartered as a “cost of doing business” to do the things that one needs to do to stay alive and conduct business and commerce with others.
Are you tarred and feathered? Perhaps your reputation is smeared, and other people make light of you, as for example the denial of the right to bear arms pursuant to Title 18 U.S. Code §922 (d)(4),(g)(4)
(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person— (4) has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution;
(g) It shall be unlawful for any person— (4) who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution; to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.
(h)It shall be unlawful for any individual, who to that individual’s knowledge and while being employed for any person described in any paragraph of subsection (g) of this section, in the course of such employment—(1)to receive, possess, or transport any firearm or ammunition in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce; or (2)to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.— 18 U.S. Code §922 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/922
Actual tar and feathers can probably be washed off with gasoline or kerosene albeit at great risk to life and limb, but a smirched reputation because of this legalistic nonsense is even more dangerous to life and limb is even more dangerous to an innocent person’s life, and cannot ever be washed off ever by the letter of the law, as presently enforced in fascist America.
We must inflict far more serious, and far more drastic punishments, on the Democrat legislators, dirty cops, medical swindlers, and corrupt judges who impose such punishments without cause in a free country. No punishment can be considered too cruel or too unusual to inflict on those who have unjustly deprived us of our firearms. No punishment ever invented on the face of this earth, life imprisonment or death, is yet sufficient to deter such “professionals” from their malpractice.
There has been a problem with a pernicious doctrine of “salvation by works” sneaking into church. European Protestants broke away from the Roman Catholic church over that.
Helpers, assistants, deacons, and rectors start showing up in church with a deceptively “simple” Christian work ethic. They purport to support, house, feed, and clothe large families on their unskilled labor. Consequently they demand a lot of money for their work to finance their way of life and the way of life they impose on others by a railroad court process.
There’s a Christian Democrat Union, and a Christian Socialist Union in the European Union. The problem is that Democrats aren’t Christians. Man cannot be saved by his works or by joining a chain-gang labor union. God’s Law demands absolute perfection in all things, and man’s work is not perfect; the imperfect works of humankind cannot satisfy God’s righteous Law.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.— Romans 1:27
There is a suggestion of homosexuality in this Bible passage, but we need to look for a deeper meaning, because real consummated acts of homosexuality are rare, unusual, and unlikely to be satisfying to the prevailing or natural desires of most human beings.
What we have here is women who become estranged from their husbands and families and then they walk the streets and do favors or work odd or undesirable jobs. Meanwhile the men leave their wives at home and join the labor union to work in exclusively male professions, and obviously they desire (or “burn”) to cooperate and achieve something in some measure in collaboration with other men, and they are looking for some kind of “recompence” or wages for their work, and it’s all very carefully cultured and appropriate at the time, but the Bible condemns those works. What ungodly men worked for and sought in error is denied to them.
We cannot even begin to think so.
Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.— Genesis 14:4.
Only twelve years they served, as recorded in the Scripture, but the chosen ones of Abraham and his house were still in spiritual bondage to Sodom many, many years later when they circumcised themselves to an everlasting covenant of servitude. And what if Abraham brought a tenth of the spoils to Melchizedek, and Melchizedek was the priest of the Most High God?
And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.— Exodus 12:41.
The bondage of Egypt was said to have been even harder and more severe than that of Sodom, because the Egyptians brought friends into bondage whereas the Sodomites made no secret of their hostility and cruelty to strangers.
And the Levitical priesthood, which arose after the order of Aaron to enforce the old covenant, was revoked, and that covenant annulled, since they had to go to prison in Babylon because of how they treated the little ones [Psalm 137].
So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they were written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, who were carried away to Babylon for their transgression. … And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof. And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia: To fulfil the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.— I Chronicles 9:1, II Chronicles 36:19–21.
And if the reign of Persia brought an end to the Babylonian captivity of the Jews, now we have to ask if modern-day Israel would rather be humiliated than liberated from the Palestinians by Iran.
There’s a new post at the Department of State’s website, entitled “Europe and the China Challenge.”
There is an official conversation with Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Prime Minister of Denmark and Secretary General of NATO, and very conveniently “retired” from public life in 2014, though oviously still exercising vast political power behind the scenes.
Both U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo and former(???) Secretary General of NATO Anders Rasmussen are apparently strong supporters of the ANTIFA movement in Hong Kong, China, and opponents of the Chinese Communist Party.
The Chinese Communist Party decreed an end to freedom in Hong Kong, violating a UN-registered treaty and the rights of its citizens – one of just many international treaties that the Chinese Communist Party has violated. // General Secretary Xi has greenlighted a brutal campaign of repression against Chinese Muslims, a human rights violation on a scale we have not seen since World War II.— SECRETARY POMPEO:
The Chinese Communist Party, nowadays, is to be interpreted as a conservative political party, not unlike the Republican Party in the U.S. There’s a red GOP elephant: let’s not forget that Trump’s nationalism is the equivalent of CCP’s “one China” policy. The separatist uprisings in Hong Kong, Wuhan, Tibet, Taiwan and other areas of China, on the other hand, adhere to U.S. Democratic Party ideals of slavery, chain-gang labor unions, secessionist parochialism, and “states’ rights” dating back to the days of colonialism and wholesale transatlantic slave trade. Xi Jinping is President of China; not to be slighted as “General Secretary” in such an official diplomatic context.
We feel that Democratic Party operatives within the CIA and the rest of the Department of State are precipitating a needless war or uprising against the sovereignty and unity of China, in their dogged pursuit of liberalism, cloaked as it is in the language of freedom and liberty, while the true culprit to the present world unrest lies within the European Union. We feel that the same Democratic Party operatives are responsible for fomenting the insurrection, rebellion, killing, and abdication of U.S. law enforcement jurisdiction within the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone // Capitol Hill Occupied Protest in solidarity with Tiananmen and other separatist uprisings in China.