Friday, June 16, 2017

Trump Rolls Back Cuba Deal

It seems like almost every week we find President Trump fulfilling he election promises....or at least trying really hard to do so!

Today we find that he is nixing the crappy deal that Team Obama made with Cuba.

President Trump, speaking at a Miami theater associated with Cuban exiles, announced Friday he is nixing his predecessor’s “one-sided deal” with the Communist nation – moving to restrict individual travel to the island, crack down on the flow of U.S. cash to the Cuban military and demand key reforms in Havana.  

While stopping short of a full reversal, Trump said he would challenge Cuba to come back to the table with a new agreement.

“Effective immediately, I am canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba,” Trump told a cheering crowd.

Trump cast his announcement Friday as the fulfillment of a campaign pledge to turn back former President Barack Obama’s diplomatic outreach to the country.

“I keep my promises,” Trump said. “And now that I am your president, America will expose the crimes of the Castro regime.” 

Trump focused his speech Friday on the crimes and misdeeds of the Castro government, saying his administration would not “hide from it.” He accused the regime of harboring “cop killers, hijackers and terrorists” while casting the policy changes as meant to encourage a free Cuba.

“With God’s help, a free Cuba is what we will soon achieve,” Trump said.

Critics of the United States’ decades-long freeze – and embargo – with Cuba say it failed to spur such changes, and had welcomed Obama’s outreach as a fresh approach. But many Cuban-American lawmakers recoiled.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a Cuban-American lawmaker who helped craft the new policy, spoke before the president in Miami on Friday and took a shot at Trump’s predecessor for his visit to Cuba last March.

“A year and a half ago … an American president landed in Havana to outstretch his hand to a regime. Today, a new president lands in Miami to reach out his hand to the people of Cuba,” Rubio said.


The leftist-globalists are going to split another gut today after reading this news.  They envision a world with no walls, no borders, one money system and ONE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.  Of course Team Trump seems to be throwing a temporary monkey-wrench into their wishes.

Hat tip to Mick L.

The Financial System "Is Not Sound"

It's a funny thing how bubbles grow and bubbles pop.  Think about a balloon.  You can blow the balloon up to a reasonable level and it could sit there a long, long time and never pop.  But if you keep inflating it you KNOW it's going to pop....but you have NO IDEA exactly when!

The same thing is true with the financial markets.  They can keep inflating the stock market using bogus, created-out-of-thin-air, money (called Quantitative Easing) but if you keep inflating it, ultimately its going to pop....but you have NO IDEA exactly when!

Billionaire investor Paul Singer says the financial system is no more sound than it was in 2008. In fact, he contends that in many cases, it is more leveraged than it was leading up to the 2008 crash.

During an interview at the Bloomberg Invest New York summit, he pinned the blame squarely on what he calls extreme central bank monetary policy and growth suppressing government actions. And he warned it’s going to create a “ruckus” when the bubble pops.

I’m very concerned about where we are in terms of the financial system, the economy, the American economy, the global economy. After nine years of what I consider to be a distorted set of policies, completely oriented towards what I regard as monetary extremism – the quantitative easing that has put about $15 trillion dollars of bonds, and now stocks on the books of the developed country’s central banks, zero percent and negative interest rates; emergency monetary policy persisting for eight years after the emergency is over, combined with what I consider to be growth restrictive fiscal policies – regulatory, tax. So, I think it’s created a distorted recovery.”

Singer said the unequal and incomplete recovery has created middle class stress around the world. We see the effects of this in the explosion of political populism and the rise of new political movements.

Singer also expressed concern about the asset bubbles created by the Federal Reserve and other central banks.

After nine years of this artificial levitation on the part of financial assets – high-end real estate, art, the things that rich people buy – I think what we have today is a global financial system that’s just about as leveraged, and in many cases more leveraged than before 2008. And I don’t think the financial system is more sound. And I don’t think the fixes that have been put into place have actually created a sound financial system.”

Singer questioned why people still have confidence in the central planners. He said the trust is misplaced and that it could evaporate in quick fashion. At that point, we can expect “a ruckus.”

I don’t believe the confidence is justified in policymakers and central bankers. The fact that confidence has not been lost up to now is obvious, but if-and-when confidence is lost, I think it could be lost in a very abrupt fashion, causing conceivably a ruckus in bond markets, stock markets and in financial institutions.”

Of course, there is no way to know when the bubble will pop. Singer led off the interview with some sage advice.

I have strong views about certain aspects of the macro-environment, but I don’t let these views infect my desire to be hedged all the time…We never make massive timing bets on the timing of bear markets or downturns.”


Did you catch that?  He doesn't believe that the government policymakers (who are elected by making promises to their voters to give them things today for "free") and central bankers (who actually print the $billions and create the $0's on their laptops) should have as much confidence as the people have given them.

Go ask the average American on the sidewalk HOW our monetary system works and you won't find one in 10,000 that could even write a paragraph on the basics of fiat money.  But you will find most Americans will say, "I have no idea how it works...but someone does!"

That's what you call "Misplaced confidence".  Even though our central bankers have devalued the dollar by 97% in the past 100 years....lots of folks are convinced that those same central bankers somehow FIXED the collapse of 2008-2009 by pulling all their magical levers and flipping their mystical switches.

One day (we have no idea when) this confidence will collapse in a heap and a really big ruckus will ensue.

Revelation 18
In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!’ “Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off. They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out: “‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour she has been brought to ruin!’

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Interfaith Ramadan Break-Fast

I guess some Christians and Jews joined some Muslim leaders in Turkey to break their fast for Ramadan.

Last Thursday, a delegation of rabbis joined Adnan Oktar, a prominent Turkish Muslim cleric, at the Çırağan Palace Ballroom in Istanbul for his traditional iftar feast ending a day of fasting during Ramadan. More than 750 people from different religions and nationalities, including Jewish and Christian clergy and lay leaders, joined Oktar for the annual event hosted by Oktar’s organization, the Movement for the Culture of Peace and Reconciliation.

The guest list included a number of illustrious attendees, several of them Israeli: the chief rabbi of the city of Shoham, Rabbi David Stav; retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Rabbinical Court of Israel Rabbi Abraham Sherman; Anglican priest Todd William Kissam from Maryland; and Co-Chairman of the Muslim–Jewish Friendship Organization in France, Imam Mohamed Azizi.

Rabbi Yishai Fleisher, International Spokesman for the Jewish Community in Hebron, was also present. He praised Oktar’s multicultural effort, saying, “I think that by you bringing us here today to Istanbul, you are part of that vision of connecting the peoples of the Middle East.”

“Israel… is a blessing for the entire region and the Islamic world,” Oktar said in reply. “[Muslims] are not aware that Jews are people of love. The love for Moshiach brings blessings to Israel.”

Oktar promised that the Temple of Solomon would be rebuilt in Jerusalem, and that he would help the Jews lay the first foundation stone. He explained that his motives for helping the Jewish People came directly from the Koran.

“You will be in those lands,” Oktar said. “This is the commandment of God; there is no other way. God clearly declares in the Koran that the Jews will reside in Israel. [God says] do not leave Israel. God says that Jews will inhabit Israel, in Jerusalem. You are the ornaments, the beauty of the region. The contrary is impossible.”

One of the highlights of the event was a video message from Likud Party Knesset Member Rabbi Yehudah Glick. Rabbi Glick has attended the event in previous years as Oktar’s guest, and referred to him in the message as “a champion of religious tolerance, champion of love to all human beings, [and] champion of God in the world.”

“He is a Muslim respected by many Muslims around the world, and he is a man of peace,” Rabbi Glick told Breaking Israel News. “I have been working with him for many years, and am proud to say that he is a Muslim figure taking a stand against terror.”

Fleisher returned from his visit with great hope that such meetings could bring necessary changes to relations between Israel and Turkey.

“Oktar uses his influence and wealth to bring clergy and opinion-makers to Istanbul to discuss the bringing of the Messiah and the building of the Jewish Temple,” Fleisher explained to Breaking Israel News. “He believes that the Jews are helping return Muslim youth to Islam and God, drawing them away from the negative influence of communism. He bases this all on the Koran.


OOOOOOOOOOO!!!!  Did you catch what Rabbi Glick had to say?  He is the rabbi in charge of The Temple Institute....who is doing all the preparation to build the 3rd Temple!  And the Imam (Oktar) said HE WOULD HELP TO BUILD THE 3rd Temple in Jerusalem!!!

One rabbi told me a few years ago that Jews do believe that Muslims are worshiping the same God as the Jews are.  In fact he told me that if a religious Jew is out of town on business and finds himself in a city that doesn't have a synagogue,  he can go to the local mosque to offer prayers to God!


Of course BOTH FAITHS have rejected Jesus as the both are equally deficient when it comes to the Gospel of Jesus and His message that salvation is ONLY available through Jesus.

Of course this is very interesting when you start to understand what this could all mean if the rapture happened soon and the Jews and Muslims were left behind because they rejected Christ.  They could end up working together to put some type of ONE WORLD RELIGION on the books and MAYBE the Muslims will even allow the 3rd Temple to be built...with Oktar laying the first foundation stone!!!

Of course we know the story ends poorly because the Antichrist will sit in that 3rd Temple one day and declare himself to be God.  When the Jews refuse....the Bible says they will be killed by the Antichrist and his forces and that 2/3 of the world's Jews die.

Another thing to ponder.....HOW COME it seems like Christians are willing to go kiss up to the Muslims and break-fast with them at Ramadan.....but do the Muslim leaders ever come into a church of Jesus Christ and celebrate Resurrection Sunday by singing some hymns and having some ham and cheesy potatoes with us?

Yeah.....I didn't think so....

More evidence of WHY many Muslims believe that Christians and Jews will ultimately surrender to Allah and Muhammad.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Was Muhammad a "True Muslim"?

Many of us are thoroughly confused and simply can't understand HOW the left can't connect the dots between Islam and terrorism.

They continue to trot out the false narrative that, "Islam is a great religion of peace?" when the reality is the total opposite.  There can ONLY be peace with Islam when the entire world has surrendered to Islam.  That is the truth that Muhammad practiced and HE WAS A TRUE MUSLIM.

In the wake of every terrorist act, there is the same argument. The voices-in-the-wilderness on the right will say, insofar as they’re not muzzled by hate-speech laws, that Islam is the problem. In contrast, a leftist drumbeat of media and mainstream politicos will assert that the Muslim terrorists aren’t really “Muslim” terrorists, that they’ve perverted the faith. As to the truth, it’s as with any other debate over a thing’s true meaning (e.g., the Constitution): it only makes sense to look for answers in original sources.

This brings us to a simple question: Was Mohammed a true Muslim?

It’s a rhetorical question, of course. As Islam’s founder — the religion was born of revelations he supposedly had in the early seventh century — Mohammed was the very first Muslim. Moreover, since Muslims view him as “The Perfect Man,” the ultimate role model, he’s not just the truest Muslim but the yardstick by which other Muslims may measure themselves.

So what was Mohammed’s “perfection”? He was a warlord who launched approximately 30 military campaigns, many of which he led himself. He was a caravan raider (a bandit) and captured, traded in and owned slaves (by the way, will liberals suggest slave-owning Mohammed be diminished, as they’ve done with our founders?). He ordered massacres, used torture and had dissidents assassinated. In 627 AD, he beheaded more than 600 men and boys of the Qurayza tribe in Medina, Arabia, thus wiping it off the map. He also was a polygamist and made it lawful for masters to have sexual relations with their female captives.

So, clearly, if today’s Islamic jihadists aren’t true Muslims, neither was Mohammed. But since we know the Perfect Man was the truest of Muslims, then…well, you can finish the sentence.

Yet when analyzing Muslim motivations, the influence of Mohammed’s character is generally subordinated to that of Islamic teachings (most of which come from Mohammed). And even here, people generally make the mistake of focusing only on the Koran, unaware that it’s a mere 16 percent of the Islamic canon. The majority of it comprises the Hadiths and Sira.

This is noteworthy because while 9 percent of the Koran is devoted to jihad and political violence, 21 percent of the Hadiths is and a whopping 67 percent of the Sira is devoted to it, according to Bill Warner, Director of the Center for the Study of Political Islam. This is why Turkish journalist Uzay Bulut wrote in 2015 that “violence and domination” are “deeply rooted...and sanctioned with promises of rewards” in Islam, and, consequently, “fundamentalists will always find people to excite and people to persecute.”

The distribution of violent injunctions in these books helps explain something else. A German study involving 45,000 teens found that while increasing religiosity made Christian youth less violent, increasing religiosity made Muslim youth more violent.


Holy cow!  How obvious can it all be?

As we have said all along, when events lack any semblance of logic then we may want to look for a supernatural cause....and WHO on this earth wants all the non-Muslims to be deluded into believing that Islam is a religion peace and anyone who disagrees can be shouted down with the word, "Islamophobic!"?

Yep!  That would be the Prince of the Earth who wants it go down that way.  Oh yeah, he was also the founder of Islam and the Father of Lies.

John 8
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

A. W. Tozer Quote About the Return of Jesus

I ran across this quote from A.W. Tozer today from his book, PREPARING FOR JESUS' RETURN.

To give any kind of prediction about world events apart from the Scripture is to practice a form of religious insanity that servers only to confuse people, who then finally give up and say, "I can't understand prophecy; I guess it's not for me."  Any prediction of our Lord's return that relies on education or technology is sure to be wrong and leads only to discouragement, and finally to abandonment of what the Bible has to say about Jesus' return.  The Blessed Hope is for the believer, and it brings comfort, assurance, and confidence to the heart of the believer in the midst of this world's turmoil.  Our focus is not on the calamity around us, but on His glorious coming.  Prophecy is not for the critical or curious eye, but for that eye focused on and looking for the Lord Jesus Christ, the Coming One.
     Therefor, the point of Bible prophecy is not to alarm us but to alert us to circumstances leading up to the Lord's return.  This alertness is to spur us on to be ready; and the Bible says a lot about how we can be ready for His return.

Amen!  Love that!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sad but True

I remember about 8 or 9 years ago when the Wall Street Journal published an article about missile defense and claimed that one nuclear missile exploding in an American city could start a domino effect and collapse our country with death rates in the millions after just 6 months.

The expert suggested that we drop everything we are doing and race to put a missile defense system in place....because our very lives could be in the balance by North Korea, Iran and even Muslim terrorists who get hold of a nuclear weapon in Pakistan.

 I thought for sure that the 5:30 nightly news would have a story on such an amazing article.

Instead, when I got home and turned on the news, the ONLY thing anyone could talk about for the next few days was that Brittney Spears had just announced a huge, new national music tour she was calling the CIRCUS TOUR.

17% of Americans Now Support Polygamy

We have been saying it all along!  Once you change the definition of marriage from ONE MAN & ONE WOMAN....then you open up the doors to all sorts of options.

How about 1 man and 5 women?

How about 3 men?

Why not 1 woman and an "almost human" orangutan?

How about 1 bisexual man married to one man and one woman?  And could he have his gay family living in St Paul and his traditional family living in Tuscon....or would they all have to cohabitate to be considered a legal "Bi Family"?

And of course as America becomes more Biblical illiterate every day, it shouldn't surprise us to see news like this.

Seventeen percent of Americans now support polygamy, according to a Gallup poll.

Over the past decade and a half, tolerance for polygamy has more than doubled among the American public. A similar trend applies to human cloning.

Stunning as they are, these findings from the latest Gallup survey of moral opinion in the U.S. may tell more about the political future than the daily drama surrounding President Donald Trump.

To be sure, the percentage declaring polygamy and human cloning “morally acceptable,” in Gallup’s phrase, remains small: Seventeen percent are OK with the former; 14 percent, the latter. Neither is likely to become legal soon.

Yet the speed with which these formerly fringe ideas have moved toward the mainstream is significant and consistent with Gallup’s broader finding: Since 2001, there has been a clear and, apparently, irreversible, move toward more permissive or, to use Gallup’s word, “liberal” social norms.

“Libertarian” might be a better term. Gallup documents what can only be called a strong live-and-let-live consensus regarding several practices — birth control, divorce, sex between unmarried adults, gay or lesbian relations, out-of-wedlock childbearing — that within living memory were either fiercely contested or taboo. All garnered at least 62 percent acceptance in the poll, conducted just a month ago. Doctor-assisted suicide is trending up and now stands at 57 percent acceptance.

Taboos are weakening against pornography (acceptance up six points to 36 percent since 2011) and sex between teenagers (acceptance up four points to 36 percent since 2013). Meanwhile, new taboos are developing against wearing fur and medical testing on animals. Only adultery remains as unacceptable as in 2001; just 9 percent tolerate it.


What??  Only 9% tolerate adultery?!?  That means that 91% of Americans are adulteraphobes!!  How can they be so judgmental and such hateful bigots?!?  The 9% that are tolerant and accepting of adultery need to start having ADULTERY PRIDE events at their local communities until this hate and intolerance ceases!

And the fact that only 17% of Americans support polygamy is unacceptable!  That means that only 17% support the desires and needs of bisexual Americans!  Is it really so wrong to be in love with a man AND a woman?  Who says we can't love and raise families with more than one person?!?


Did you catch what the article said was the SPEED at which fringe ideas are going mainstream?

The Bible warned that the end will come like a this really shouldn't surprise us as America falls off into the abyss of relativism REALLY quickly.

Israel had a similar time when they had no leader....and everyone made up their own rules using their own failed and confused minds. And of course their story didn't end well.

Judges 17
In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.

Pastor Jeffress Demands Senator Sanders Apologize or Resign

We posted on Friday about Bernie Sanders grilling a Christian about his Christian beliefs that people of the Muslim faith stand condemned because of their rejection of Christ.  According to Sander's own words, IF a person believes the words of Jesus Christ he is UNFIT to pass a confirmation hearing.

This, of course, is unconstitutional.

Dr. Jeffress is actually picking up the torch on this and we followers of Christ had best be paying attention to what happens.

Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, releases the following statement in response to Senator Bernie Sanders’ application of an unconstitutional religious test to Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee for deputy White House budget director:

“Senator Bernie Sanders, in declaring his intention to vote against Russell Vought because of his Evangelical Christian faith, has not only launched a direct attack against the Constitution by applying a religious test, he has also attacked tens of millions of Evangelicals, who embrace the same historical Christian beliefs as Vought.

This attack by Senator Sanders is abhorrent first of all because Article VI of our Constitution provides that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” Vought’s comments in a blog post, published in the context of a controversy at the Christian college from which he graduated, affirmed the words of Jesus Himself who said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Yet the affirmation of this core Christian doctrine led Sanders to conclude that Vought failed Sanders’ religious test: “I would simply say, Mr. Chairman, that this nominee is really not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about. I will vote no.” These words, and this sentiment, are not only unconstitutional, but unconscionable by a public official. 

Second, this attack by Sanders is abhorrent because he has effectively said that Evangelicals, who make up 41 percent of the population of our country, are not qualified to serve in public office, and “not what this country is all about.” It seems that Secretary Clinton isn’t the only one who looks at our great country and sees a brimming basket of deplorables.

Because of this assault on the Constitution and on fully 41 percent of the American people, there are only two responsible courses of action for Senator Sanders—apologize to the country for his foolhardy attempt to introduce an unconstitutional litmus test that would exclude 41 percent of the country, or resign.”


If all the followers of Christ were as organized as the LGBTQ community we would be OUTRAGED at Senator Sanders and DEMAND that he be driven from office for his CHRISTOPHOBIC behavior and comments!!

Since email is so easy to use and totally free, I am going to write a note to Senator Sanders and demand that he apologize for his Christophobic comments.  I suggest you do the same.


Here is the body of the email I sent to Senator Sanders today;

Good morning Senator,
I just saw the video of the confirmation hearing of Russel Vought where you drilled Mr Vought about some of his Christian beliefs.  After watching your questions and comments I am appalled.  Not only was your "Religious test" unconstitutional but is was offensive and even Christophobic.  I would ask that you apologize immediately to Mr Vought or that you would resign from your office.  Your behavior was deplorable and unacceptable coming from one of the most important positions of power in the United States.