The First Sunday Of Advent

First Sunday of AdventReading 1 Is 2:1-5This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz,saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

In days to come,the mountain of the LORD’s houseshall be established as the highest mountainand raised above the hills.All nations shall stream toward it;many peoples shall come and say:“Come, let us climb the LORD’s mountain,to the house of the God of Jacob,that he may instruct us in his ways,and we may walk in his paths.”For from Zion shall go forth instruction,and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.He shall judge between the nations,and impose terms on many peoples.They shall beat their swords into plowsharesand their spears into pruning hooks;one nation shall not raise the sword against another,nor shall they train for war again.O house of Jacob, come,let us walk in the light of the Lord!The word advent is derived from the Latin word for coming. During this season churches emphasize the history of God’s people, painting a backdrop against the birth of the Christ child, the fulfillment of the prophesies and promises foretold in the Old Testament scriptures. There is a duality about the season. While we joyously anticipate the birth of Mary’s baby, the Incarnate Son Of God, we are reminded by the readings and traditions of the season that we also prepare for and anticipate the return of the Lord in his glory.We wish you the most joyous of holiday seasons, and hope that you and your loved ones find time to share the true meaning and spirit of the holiday season.

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US Debt by President: By Dollar and Percent

What’s the best way to determine how much each President contributed to the $19.8 trillion U.S. debt? The most popular method is to start with the debt level when each President took office. It’s easier to look at a graph showing the percent of the debt accumulated under each President. It’s also important to compare the debt as a percent of economic output.But these aren’t accurate ways to measure the debt created by each President.Why? The President doesn’t have much control over the debt added during his first year in office. That’s because the budget for that fiscal year was already set by the previous President.For example, President Bush took office in January 2001. He submitted his first budget in February. But that was for FY 2002  which didn’t begin until October 1. For the first nine months of his new term, Bush had to live with President Clinton’s last budget. That was FY 2001, which continued until September 30, 2001. It’s why no new President is accountable for the budget deficit  in his first year in office. It was created by his predecessor.Yes, it’s confusing. But the Federal fiscal year is set up that way to give the new President time to put together his budget during his first month in office. For more, see Federal Budget Process.

Source: US Debt by President: By Dollar and Percent

Leaked Docs Allege U.S. Gov Armed and Funded Yemeni Forces

The Yemen Files offer documentary evidence of the US arming, training and funding of Yemeni forces in the years building up to the war. The documents reveal, among other things, procurement of many different weapon types: aircraft, vessels, vehicles, proposals for maritime border security control and Yemeni procurement of US biometric systems.A US presence remained in the country until February 2015, when the US closed its embassy due to the continuing unrest between different factions in the country. The war broke out a month later.In other words, Clinton and Kerry had vested interest in Yemen.  If they were Republicans, of course, liberal media would be all over this “war-for-oil” story.You can bet on that.

Source: Leaked Docs Allege U.S. Gov Armed and Funded Yemeni Forces | The Federalist Papers

He Said That? 11/8/16

Is Julian still alive? Has he been kidnapped?
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From Julian Assange, founder and Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, “Assange Statement on the US Election”:

In recent months, WikiLeaks and I personally have come under enormous pressure to stop publishing what the Clinton campaign says about itself to itself. That pressure has come from the campaign’s allies, including the Obama administration, and from liberals who are anxious about who will be elected US President.

On the eve of the election, it is important to restate why we have published what we have.

The right to receive and impart true information is the guiding principle of WikiLeaks – an organization that has a staff and organizational mission far beyond myself. Our organization defends the public’s right to be informed.

This is why, irrespective of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election, the real victor is the US public which is better informed as a result of our work.

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

From Julian Assange, founder and Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, “Assange Statement on the US Election”:

In recent months, WikiLeaks and I personally have come under enormous pressure to stop publishing what the Clinton campaign says about itself to itself. That pressure has come from the campaign’s allies, including the Obama administration, and from liberals who are anxious about who will be elected US President.

On the eve of the election, it is important to restate why we have published what we have.

The right to receive and impart true information is the guiding principle of WikiLeaks – an organization that has a staff and organizational mission far beyond myself. Our organization defends the public’s right to be informed.

This is why, irrespective of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election, the real victor is the US public which is better informed as a result of our work.

The US public…

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FRANCE is now paying illegal alien muslim invaders to return to their countries

FRANCE is now paying illegal alien Muslim invaders to return to their countriesFrance is offering Muslim migrants €2,500 to voluntarily return home. The offer, which is only valid till December 31, 2016 is meant to “significantly increase the number of aided voluntary departures” following the demolition of the notorious ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais.

Source: FRANCE is now paying illegal alien Muslim invaders to return to their countries – BARE NAKED ISLAM