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Please do not tell me that there are people who STILL believe that they have any power to influence what is going on. PLEASE...
I am a practical person. Please, anyone have any plan or even an idea of how we can do something about this slavery we are in?
No... I thought not.
I believe they only get the green light for self defense.
At the end of the day if your a god fearing christian you can not speak against israel,it is the place he will set up is kingdom, I keep going over this in my mind but i resign to the fact i am not all seeing knowing,i aint going to go against god
Hebrew. Dictionary.com. Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. dictionary.reference.com... (accessed: July 25, 2010).
late O.E., from O.Fr. Ebreu, from L. Hebraeus, from Gk. Hebraios, from Aramaic 'ebhrai, corresponding to Heb. 'ibhri "an Israelite," lit. "one from the other side," in reference to the River Euphrates, or perhaps simply signifying "immigrant;" from 'ebher "region on the other or opposite side." Derogatory slang shortening Hebe is first recorded 1932.
HEB 11:8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
HEB 11:13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country--a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
37 They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated-- 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.
HEB 11:39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. 40 God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
MT 13:27 "The owner's servants came to him and said, `Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?'
MT 13:28 " `An enemy did this,' he replied.
"The servants asked him, `Do you want us to go and pull them up?'
MT 13:29 " `No,' he answered, `because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.' "
But if you read the books of the Prophets and God's Law closely, you will see them culminate in John, teaming up with him in preparing the way for the Messiah of the kingdom.
Originally posted by pthena
I'm basically a bi-polar person, non-medicated. As such I cycle through periods of optimism and hope, and then periods of despair. I consider conclusions I can hold in both states to be of some rational utility. This post does represent a limited bit of activism on my part, as lame as it is.
The reality is, as you say, that the monied and well armed are the megaphone holders in the corridors of power. Nevertheless there are people with more fortitude than me who have devoted their lives over decades to continue making people's lives better.
I propose writing to congress people. Writing to this forum. Lame? Yes and no. To be in the fray is more satisfying then not. Like the special Olympic saying, "We're all winners". Sappy? Yes. Nevertheless, we the handicapped, the voiceless and powerless are "Special".
You seem to have a greater, clearer grasp than most. The ability to observe ones own reactions to events and analyse them is an ability few have. Most are swept away in the chaos without thought and become carried by events not observers of them.
I get frustrated by 'people' collectively. We have the power and ability to effect change in any way we can but our own selfish fears prevent us from acting as one and remain in the herd. One dog can control hundreds of sheep. Imagine if just 10 decided not to comply.
It is also their general practice to deliberate upon affairs of weight
when they are drunk; and then on the morrow, when they are sober,
the decision to which they came the night before is put before them
by the master of the house in which it was made; and if it is then
approved of, they act on it; if not, they set it aside. Sometimes,
however, they are sober at their first deliberation, but in this case
they always reconsider the matter under the influence of wine.
Ex-CIA Director: Attack on Iran Seems Unavoidable
The US has been threatening to attack Iran over its civilian nuclear program for many years now, as has Israel. The US recently pressed a series of sanctions through the UN Security Council to punish Iran for not abandoning the program, and both the US and EU have passed even further unilateral sanctions.
All of these sanctions have been couched as trying to stop Iran from having "acquiring nuclear weapons." Yet Hayden’s comments underscore the reality, that officials object to Iran having even a civilian energy program, one which they have every right to as a member in good standing of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
Originally posted by Expat888
Just a shame that the u.s government stopped listening to the will of the people long ago.. Regardless what the public wants there will be another illegal war and massive loss of innocent lives..
*sigh* they will never learn and the senseless slaughter continues...
Two months ago, the Times of London reported that during the course of a Saudi military exercise, air defense system operations were halted for a few hours to rehearse a scenario whereby Israeli fighter planes would cross Saudi Arabian air space en route to an attack on Iran.
Arab and Iranian media outlets have also reported Israeli air force planes and helicopters landing in Saudi Arabia for the purposes of positioning equipment there.