Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Divine Gender Bending

Today President Trump jumped into the transgender minefield without first looking where he was headed.

I am no expert on the subject, but I would like to point out the following to Mr. Trump and others who may be interested:

1. The Bible suggests that G-d is androgynous. You can read about it here:

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/family-q-and-a/sexuality/god-and-man-as-male-and-female-implications-for-gender-identity

2. At least one rabbi has concluded that G-d is a hermaphrodite. You can read about it here:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2008-08-15/news/0808141093_1_god-yahweh-backward

3. There are Bible verses which suggest that Jesus Christ is a woman. You can find a discussion of them here:

http://www.christisawoman.com/who-is-christ-lisbet/

There are many more websites and points of view on this subject. I have no idea what Mr. Trump was thinking when he make his announcement, but I'm fairly certain he had no idea how many people he was about to anger.

22 Troublesome Facts

Below are 22 realities to explain why 720Global does not recommend following the herd.

Equity/Bond Valuations

  1. The S&P 500 Cyclically Adjusted Price to Earnings (CAPE) valuation has only been greater on one occasion, the late 1990s. It is currently on par with levels preceding the Great Depression.
  2. CAPE valuation, when adjusted for the prevailing economic growth trend, is more overvalued than during the late 1920’s and the late 1990’s. (LINK)
  3. S&P 500 Price to Sales Ratio is at an all-time high
  4. Total domestic corporate profits (w/o IVA/CCAdj) have grown at an annualized rate of .097% over the last five years. Prior to this period and since 2000, five year annualized profit growth was 7.95%. (note- period included two recessions) (LINK)
  5. Over the last ten years, S&P 500 corporations have returned more money to shareholders via share buybacks and dividends than they have earned.
  6. The top 200 S&P 500 companies have pension shortfalls totaling $382 billion and corporations like GE spent more on share buybacks ($45b) than the size of their entire pension shortfall ($31b) which ranks as the largest in the S&P 500. (LINK)

You can read the rest and find the links @
https://www.720global.com/article/22-troublesome-facts-59788c344cd23

In other words, things are not as rosy as they seem.

A Gaza-Sinai "State" For Palestinians ???

Is this the "final solution to the Palestinian problem"?

http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/07/gaza-sinai-state-a-possibility-for-palestinians/

This is the equivalent of putting native Americans in "reservations" like Skull Valley, Utah. It's a sneaky way of killing them and making it seem like the Indians are responsible for their own plight.

And you want laws to ban BDS? Sheesh.

US Is Arming The Taliban

16 years into the US occupation of Afghanistan, the Taliban insurgency is better armed than ever, fielding an ever-growing array of US-made weapons and vehicles that they’ve procured, either looting them from Afghan forces or stealing them outright through the legendary levels of corruption in Afghanistan.

This is, after all, the same country whose military has massive levels of desertion, and where recruits regularly stick around for their first paycheck, take that and the assault rifle they’re issued, and vanish.

You can read the rest @
http://www.mintpressnews.com/taliban-said-to-be-awash-in-american-weapons-vehicles/230194/

All we have done is to make a bad situation even worse. US should leave Afghanistan ... NOW, and take back all their weapons when we go.

Geo-Engineering No Longer A "Conspiracy Theory"

Well, whad'ya know? The "chemtrails" crowd was right after all:

Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun's rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet.

Backers say the risky, often expensive projects are urgently needed to find ways of meeting the goals of the Paris climate deal to curb global warming that researchers blame for causing more heatwaves, downpours and rising sea levels.

The United Nations says the targets are way off track and will not be met simply by reducing emissions for example from factories or cars - particularly after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the 2015 pact.

They are pushing for other ways to keep temperatures down.

You can read the rest @
http://news.trust.org/item/20170726060325-colqn

Large scale experiments of this kind are not merely "risky", they are extremely dangerous. We should NOT allow scientists and engineers to make such decisions for us carte blanche.

UK Will Ban Autos, Too

Britain has joined a growing list of countries which want to ban gasoline and diesel powered automobiles:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/britain-to-ban-sale-of-all-diesel-and-petrol-cars-and-vans-from-2040

Good luck with that. Better start building lots of off-shore wind turbines.

By the way, I thought the West had "free" economies in which governments didn't force people to buy or not buy certain products. What ever happened to that concept? Did someone decide that We The People are too stupid to know what is good for us?

America's BDS Laws Suck

A pair of laws currently making their way through the United States Congress would impose criminal sanctions on Americans who support an economic boycott of Israel or its illegal West Bank settlements. The bill follows in the footsteps of, and in some was surpasses the dozens of American states that have passed their own anti-boycott laws in recent years.

The Senate bill, S. 720, known as the “Anti-Israel Boycott Act,” also goes far beyond what even the Israeli government is willing to do to counter the grassroots movement to end the occupation and achieve certain basic rights for Palestinians. Indeed, Israel has its own anti-boycott law on the books but it not criminal, and it does not directly limit the right to call for such boycotts. Even in Israel calling to boycott the country, its institutions, its citizens, and its settlements are still considered protected speech. The punishment for violating the proposed American law, on the other hand, would be hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and/or up to a year in prison.

“This bill would impose civil and criminal punishment on individuals solely because of their political beliefs about Israel and its policies,” the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wrote to U.S. Senators this week, adding that such punishments would be “a direct violation of the first amendment.” Even requesting information about companies that are boycotts would become illegal, the ACLU noted.

You can read the rest @
http://lobelog.com/americas-bds-law-attack-on-far-more-than-free-speech/

OK, so we'll have to stop the BDS movement.

That would be fine with me, as long as Israel is required to follow ALL international laws and ALL United Nations resolutions.

Or is EVERYONE now defined as anti-Semitic?

And frankly I don't expect the US Senate to actually respect our constitution when it comes to this issue. This idiotic statement typifies what is happening:

"A lot of the co-sponsors are pretty strongly committed to the freedom of speech," [Senator] Cardin said.

https://theintercept.com/2017/07/25/cardin-amend-israel-boycott-bill-bds/

Dear Dumbass - Every US Representative, Senator, judge, and member of the executive branch is SWORN to uphold the US Constitution, including its free speech provisions. If they fail to do so because they don't want to offend Israel, they should be replaced.