People all over the world know something about God…but He wants us to know Him personally

“Thus says the Lord, ‘Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,’ declares the Lord.”  (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

The Apostle Paul expressed nearly the same thought when he wrote of Jesus, “that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings.”  (Philippians 3:10)

Why settle for knowing something about God, when you can know Him deeply and personally?  Especially when He wants us to know Him?

God gave us the wonderful book called the Holy Bible for this exact purpose, to enable us to come to know Him.  In other words, we can know God by knowing Jesus, and we can know Jesus by knowing the Bible.  It’s really that simple!

There is a passage in the book of John, chapter 14; Jesus is conversing with his disciples.  Jesus says to Thomas, “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.”  Philip apparently misunderstands what Jesus means, for he says to Jesus in response, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”  Jesus replies to Philip, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip?  He who has seen Me has seen the Father.”

That is a verse worth remembering:  “He who has seen Me has seen the Father.”  If you want to know what God is really like, just get to know Jesus.

To know Him is to know that He was not compelled to go to Jerusalem to be crucified, but that He willingly walked into the city knowing precisely what awaited Him.

To know Him is to know that He wants not ritual but relationship with us.

To know Him is to know that “with God all things are possible.”  (Matthew 19:26)  It’s never too late to start the conversation leading to salvation and eternal life.

To know Him is to know that He truly came “to seek and save the lost.”

To know Him is to realize that Jesus wants us to finally admit that we need Him and His strength in getting through this life.  We need the clear picture of Him hanging on the cross though innocent, while we are the ones guilty of the sin  He carries.  We should look for Him at the low points in life, not when we think we’re at a peak.

To know Him is to ultimately understand the truth of how God “made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us.”  (2 Corinthians 5:21)

To know Him is to know that He didn’t come to make good people better, but to make dying people truly alive for the first time.

To know Him is to know there is absolutely no possible way to repay Him for His sacrifice on our behalf, other than simply to accept it gratefully.

To know Him is to know He always knows where we are, who we are, and what we are going through, even if it feels like no one else knows us at all.


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Now confirmed: No Trump-Russia collusion and there never was any

The House Select Committee on Intelligence prepares to release its findings that there was no such collusion by Trump.

The original allegations by Fusion GPS and former British spy Christopher Steele — paid for by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Clinton campaign — were that the Trump campaign had helped Russia hack the DNC emails and put them on Wikileaks. The dossier, which did not name its sources, produced no evidence to support its contentions. Nonetheless the Obama Justice Department used the dossier to get a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.

After Trump won the election, the Justice Department doubled and tripled down on its investigation, setting the stage to carry it over in the Trump administration after he was sworn into office in Jan. 2017.

All to prove what we now know was a lie, produced by the Clinton campaign to give it a talking point on the campaign trail, and then dangled as some means of delegitimizing the election of President Trump and ultimately somehow unseating him.

Now, more than a year into Trump’s presidency and almost a year into Mueller’s investigation, the collusion narrative has fallen to pieces as the American people learned of the political origins of the investigation and the absolute political perversion of the U.S. national security apparatus and FISA court.

We still know almost nothing about who Steele’s sources were — if they even existed. Did they represent Russian government interests? If so, then apparently it was the Clinton campaign and then, ironically, the FBI that coordinated with Russian intelligence operatives to undermine the election and then our democratic system as a whole.

On the other hand, so far, nobody has named any Russian government officials used by Steele that the public can evaluate to determine if they were in a position to know the things the dossier alleges they knew. As the dossier is written, it offers second and third-hand unverifiable accounts. It had Trump in a Moscow hotel room with prostitutes at a beauty pageant in 2013. It had a former Trump campaign advisor going to Moscow in 2016 on instructions of then-campaign manager Paul Manafort to work on the Wikileaks disclosures. It had Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen traveling to Prague afterward to deal with the fallout of the conspiracy. The latter of these was directly proven to be inaccurate based upon passport and other verified documentation.

Was any of it real, or was the nation deliberately led down a false trail?

As a result, the credibility of the investigation, and federal investigators, is in tatters. This witch hunt was initiated under false pretenses. And anything that comes out of it will forever be tainted as being fruit from a poisoned tree: A politically engineered national security investigation into the opposition party during an election year.

When the original collusion couldn’t be proven, the President’s opponents tried to “move on” to a different narrative that Trump had somehow obstructed the tainted investigation by professing his innocence and attempting to lead the country forward.

In the meantime, there was no collusion. There was no obstruction.

This big lie was every bit as evil as Nazi attempts in the 1930s to label Jews and others in Germany as foreign collaborators.  When political parties and opponents demonstrate over and over again that they have absolutely no ethics, no honesty, and no principles, as Democrats continue to confirm for us, there are really no bounds to the lengths such people will go to.  We’ve seen this throughout the entire political career of the Clintons, and we saw it during the two terms of the pathetic, scandal-ridden Obama administration.

So, here it is, for those still deluding themselves: There is no Trump-Russia collusion and there never was any. Donald Trump won the election. He is the President. And he is going to serve out his term and probably even win another four-year term after that. Grow up and get over it.


[From an article by Robert Romano published by DAILYTORCH.COM]




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Big FBI lie could land Comey and anti-Trump agents in prison

The corruption at the FBI has become the biggest scandal in American politics.


Former FBI Director James Comey and former deputy director Andrew McCabe are neck deep in trouble.  And now they have to worry about one big mistake landing them both in prison.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has aggressively pursued charges against Trump associates on process crimes.  He forced former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to plead guilty to making false statements to the FBI even though the FBI did not believe he was lying.

And now that could come back to bite both Comey and McCabe.

Comey has acknowledged that he purposefully and deliberately leaked four memos of his conversations with the President to a friend so they would end up in the press and lead to the appointment of a special counsel.

An Inspector General report will allegedly cite McCabe for misleading investigators about press leaks he engineered during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

George Washington Law Professor Jonathan Turley writes that the standard set by Mueller may have put Comey and McCabe in legal jeopardy:

“In the case of McCabe, he reportedly denied any intention to mislead investigators on the leak to the Wall Street Journal. McCabe would not be alone in the Justice Department’s own allowance for an in-house “exculpatory no.” As I have previously written, Comey was in violation of FBI rules when he removed memos linked to the investigation and then leaked the information to the media through a friend. The Justice Department has indicated that these memos were FBI documents removed by Comey without prior approval.

Moreover, four of the seven memos that Comey removed are now believed to be classified. Since he reportedly gave four memos to his friend, Columbia University Professor Daniel Richman, to leak to the media, at least one disclosed memo may have been classified. It is a crime to remove or release classified information. While Comey could have legally given the information to a congressional committee or alerted them to the existence of the memos, he chose to remove the material and leak the information to the media.

Comey is also cooperating with Mueller and there is no indication that he is facing a criminal inquiry. While McCabe was working under Comey, it is not clear if Comey knew of the alleged leak by McCabe. In a May 2017 congressional hearing, Comey was asked if he had “ever been an anonymous source in news reports about matters relating to the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation” or whether he had “ever authorized someone else at the FBI to be an anonymous source in news reports about the Trump investigation or the Clinton investigation.” Comey replied, “Never” and “No.”

If Comey and McCabe do not face charges, then it will prove that there is one set of standards for swamp insiders and another for Trump and his team.

Which is just further proof that the Mueller probe is nothing more than an anti-Trump witch hunt.

This is all the evidence Trump needs to shut this nonsense down immediately.


[From an article published by GREAT AMERICAN DAILY]




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Medicaid scandal under Obamacare: 21,904 truly needy people died while waiting behind 13 million able-bodied adults

Medicaid has lost sight of its core purpose as a safety net for the truly vulnerable.  The program has become bloated, enrolling a record number of able-bodied adults who are consuming limited resources.


Nearly 22,000 needy people have died while waiting for Medicaid coverage, while 13 million able-bodied adults received coverage from Medicaid in the states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, an explosive new study has revealed.  At least 247,295 people are currently on waiting lists to enroll in Medicaid.Obama

The study, published by the Foundation for Government Accountability, revealed that when Obamacare enabled states to vastly expand Medicaid, it resulted in mismanagement, depriving the most needy and rewarding the able-bodied.

“This really is a tragedy. Medicaid was designed as a safety net for the truly needy. But it’s become bloated and lost its focus,” Nic Horton, research director at the foundation, told PJ Media. He argued that the “ObamaCare expansion is perhaps the best example of this: nearly 13 million able-bodied adults have been added to welfare while truly needy individuals on waiting lists die before ever getting the services they needed.”

“I hope this is a wake-up call for policymakers everywhere to examine their Medicaid programs and make sure resources are being preserved for those who are truly vulnerable,” Horton declared.

Since Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion came into effect in 2014, 21,904 people have died while on the waiting list, and that number only includes 12 of the 32 states that expanded Medicaid. During that time, Medicaid spending on able-bodied adults more than doubled.

According to the report, only 10.7 million disabled people are on Medicaid, while the program covers 29.2 million able-bodied adults.

The foundation’s report told the tragic story of Skylar Overman, a 12-year-old girl in Little Rock, Arkansas. “Born with a rare neurological condition called Schizencephaly that requires around-the-clock care, 12-year-old Skylar spent more than 10 years on the state’s Medicaid waiting list. While Skylar waited, the state enrolled more than 300,000 able-bodied adults in their Obamacare Medicaid Expansion.”

Currently, there are more than 650,000 truly needy individuals like Skylar on waiting lists across the country, with nearly 250,000 of them in states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare.

Here is a breakdown of the 22 states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare and reported how many needy people are still on the Medicaid waiting lists. Next to the states where people died on the waiting list, we have included the number of people who died waiting for care. Three states in particular stand out: Maryland, Louisiana, and New Mexico.

1. Alaska.

In Alaska, 535 people remain on the Medicaid waiting list.

2. Arkansas, 74 deaths.

Under the Obamacare expansion, 289,428 people successfully signed up for Medicaid in Arkansas. There are still 3,278 people on the waiting list, however, and in the past four years 74 of them have died.

3. California, 384 deaths.

More than 3 million people (3,838,401) signed up for Medicaid under the Obamacare expansion in the nation’s largest state. Even so, another 4,088 remain stuck on the waiting list, and 384 of them died before getting coverage.

4. Colorado.

In Colorado, 3,194 people remain on the waiting list to get Medicaid coverage.

5. Connecticut.

In Connecticut, 2,903 people remain on the waiting list to get Medicaid coverage.

6. Illinois, 823 deaths.

In Illinois, more than half a million people (655,307) signed up for Medicaid under the Obamacare expansion, and another 19,163 remain on the waiting list. Another 823 people died on that waiting list.

7. Indiana.

In Indiana, 1,627 people remain on the Medicaid waiting list.

8. Iowa, 989 deaths.

A full 152,174 people signed up for Medicaid under the Obamacare expansion in Iowa. Another 8,928 remain on the waiting list, while 989 have died while on that waiting list.

9. Kentucky, 38 deaths.

Nearly half a million (466,193) people in Kentucky received Medicaid coverage under the Obamacare expansion. Another 8,190 remain on the waiting list, and 38 people have died waiting.

10. Louisiana, 5,534 deaths.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards unilaterally expanded Obamacare on July 1, 2016, and the state has since signed up 451,643 people. The program is grossly over budget. Despite promises the welfare program would only cost $1.1 billion in its first year, actual costs came to $2.5 billion.

In that same time period, however, 5,534 people died while on the Medicaid waiting lists. Another 73,929 remain on the waiting list, according to the report. Individuals wait up to six years and six months on average before receiving services.

11. Maryland, 8,495 deaths.

A staggering 8,495 people have died while waiting for coverage in Maryland since the Obamacare Medicaid expansion began. The state enrolled 291,044 people in Medicaid under the expansion, 103 percent more adults than were ever supposed to sign up. Another 36,156 remain on the waiting list.

According to state officials, the average wait time for an individual to be approved for Medicaid is seven years and six months. Even so, Maryland’s Medicaid expansion has cost the taxpayer $4.7 billion.

12. Michigan, 1,970 deaths.

Under Obamacare, 665,057 Michigan residents received Medicaid coverage. Another 3,311 remain on the waiting list, and 1,970 people have tragically died while awaiting coverage.

13. Minnesota, 15 deaths.

When Minnesota expanded Medicaid under Obamacare, 206,774 Minnesotans were added to the rolls. Another 128 are still on the waiting list, and 15 tragically died while waiting.

14. Montana.

In Montana, 1,309 people remain on the Medicaid waiting list.

15. Nevada, 304 deaths.

Under Obamacare, 220,582 people in Nevada received Medicaid coverage. Another 1,372 remain on the waiting list, while 304 of the needy have tragically died waiting.

16. New Hampshire.

In New Hampshire, 260 people remain on the Medicaid waiting list.

17. New Mexico, 2,031 deaths.

Since New Mexico expanded Medicaid under Obamacare starting on January 1, 2014, the state has spent $2.8 billion on benefits, enrolling 259,537 people. Both costs and enrollment far exceeded expectations.

During that same period, 2,031 needy people died while waiting for approval. Another 5,401 remain on the waiting list, while the state has provided benefits for more than 259,000 able-bodied adults. For those who do eventually get care, total wait times average 10.2 years.

18. North Dakota.

In North Dakota, 3 people remain on the Medicaid waiting list, despite the Obamacare expansion.

19. Ohio.

In Ohio, 62,118 people remain on the Medicaid waiting list.

20. Oregon.

In Oregon, 134 people remain on the Medicaid waiting list.

21. Pennsylvania, 154 deaths.

Under Obamacare, 705,911 people in Pennsylvania received Medicaid coverage. Another 9,728 remain on the waiting list, while 154 of the needy have tragically died waiting.

22. West Virginia, 1,093 deaths.

Under Obamacare, 181,105 people in West Virginia received Medicaid coverage. Another 1,540 remain on the waiting list, while 1,093 of the needy have tragically died waiting.


The Foundation for Government Accountability report ended with a call for Medicaid reform. “Medicaid has lost sight of its core purpose as a safety net for the truly vulnerable,” the report argued. “Over the last few decades in particular, the program has become bloated, enrolling a record number of able-bodied adults who are consuming limited resources.”

“As these adults consume more and more resources, the truly needy are being left behind, many of them dying before ever getting the additional services they need,” the report stated. “In order to restore Medicaid, policymakers must reprioritize and refocus the program on the truly needy.”

The foundation presented a three-step reform plan: stopping the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, empowering individuals through work requirements, and cracking down on welfare fraud.

While Obamacare did not create the waiting lists, the Medicaid expansion increased the likelihood that truly needy individuals will miss out on the help they need, because billions of dollars in aid are being diverted to able-bodied adults.

When liberals expand big-government welfare programs, they don’t just cost the taxpayer. Misdirecting government benefits can also leave the truly needy out in the cold, and this horrible tragedy provides 21,904 reasons to reverse the Obamacare expansion and reform Medicaid.


[From an article published by PJ Media]




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Our new doctor seems very logical and direct…not sure what med school he attended, but we’re on board! How about you?

Here’s our latest conversation with our new doctor…
Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life.  Is this true? 
A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that’s it… don’t waste any on exercise.  Everything wear out eventually.  Speeding up heart not make you live longer; that like saying you extend life of car by driving faster.  Want to live longer?  Take naps.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?  
A:  No, not at all.  Wine made from fruit.  Brandy is distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more goodness.  Beer made from grain.  Bottom up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one.  Seem like perfectly balanced ratio, no?  Balanced ratio like this come from balanced diet, like nice sandwich in each hand.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? 

A: Can’t think of single one, sorry.  My philosophy is, No pain always better than some pain.
Q:  Aren’t fried foods bad for you?

A:  YOU NOT LISTENING!  Food are fried in vegetable oil.  In fact, they permeated by it.  How could getting more vegetable be bad for you?
Q Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?

A: Absolutely not!  When you exercise muscle, it get bigger.  You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.  

Q:  Is chocolate bad for me?

 A:  Are you crazy?  HEL-LO-O!!  Cocoa bean!  Another vegetable!  Chocolate best feel-good vegetable on planet!
Q:  Is swimming good for your figure?  
A:  If swimming good for your figure, please explain whale to me.
Q:  Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
A:  Hey!  ‘Round’ is good shape!  Everybody know round.  Strive to be person who is perfectly round!
For  those of you who watch what you eat, here is the doctor’s logical final advice on nutrition and health.  It’s a relief to know the truth after all the conflicting nutritional studies.  

1.  Japanese people eat little fat and have fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. Mexican people eat lot of fat and have fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. Chinese people drink little red wine and have fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. Italian people drink lot of red wine and have fewer heart attacks than Americans.
5. German people drink lot of beer and eat many sausages and fats and have fewer heart attacks than Americans.
LOGICAL CONCLUSION: Might as well eat and drink what you like.  Has to be speaking English that’s killing so many Americans.
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Well-known financial guru tells us: “We will live through another Great Depression which will be MUCH, MUCH WORSE” than anything we’ve seen before

Financial guru Peter Schiff, who accurately predicted the recession of 2008, says the problems we face now are even bigger. We will live through another Great Depression if Schiff is correct. And one of the main concerns is something very few dare to even mention or show a concern about: the national debt.

Schiff’s podcast from a few days ago highlights a very important problem with not only the economy as we know it but the mainstream media as well. Unable to take their attention off gun control regulations for even a moment to focus on a much bigger concern, the national debt, the mainstream media is effectively trying to hide what’s coming down the pipe. The lack of coverage seems to be spurring a lackadaisical attitude about the almost $21 trillion debt.



Let’s start at the beginning. Schiff begins his podcast talking about a book his father wrote; one of the only books to have been banned by the United States government. Yes, the US government banned a book titled “The Federal Mafia: How It Illegally Imposes And Unlawfully Collects Income Taxes” by Irwin Schiff in the “land of the free.”

“The bad news is, we are going to live through another Great Depression and it’s going to be very different. This will be in many ways, much much worse, than what people had to endure during the Great Depression,” Schiff says. “This is going to be a dollar crisis.”

“These hot inflation numbers that we’ve been getting are going to get a lot hotter…all this inflation that has been in the financial markets, in the stock markets, in the bond market, in the real estate market, everybody loved inflation when it was making you rich…the problem is going to be when it makes you poor. That’s when it starts showing up in the cost of living; all the things you need to buy end up being a lot more expensive.”

When you are talking about the magnitude of the debt we have, that extra money [raising interest rates] is big. That’s going to be a big drain on the economy to the extent that we have to pay higher interest to international creditors…a lot of this phony GDP is coming from consumption, while the average American who is consuming is deeply in debt and they are going to be impacted dramatically in the increase in the cost of servicing that debt…given how much debt we have, and how much debt is going to be marketed the massive increase in supply will argue for interest rates that are higher.”

“The Fed thinks they create economic growth…by [saying] ‘let’s jack up the stock market and then the economy’s going to grow and people are going to go out and spend more money.’ It’s actually doing damage. If you create a bunch of phony wealth, and people end up spending money that they otherwise would have saved, you are undermining economic growth.”

Everything the Fed has done has undermined real economic growth, that is why this coming collapse is going to be so devastating,” says Schiff. “It’s shrinking government that grows the economy.  When you make government smaller and you free up resources back into the private sector, that’s what grows the economy.”

 Schiff again suggests looking at gold as a way to protect yourself against the dollar’s collapse.


[By Mac Slavo, writing for Article appeared on]




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Something important we should all be honest enough to recognize…

Liberals and progressives all support waiting periods for gun purchases, but they oppose waiting periods for abortions. The overwhelming majority of gun purchases do not result in innocent and defenseless people being killed…but the sole purpose of an abortion is to make sure an innocent and defenseless person is killed.


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