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DOES THE BIBLE FAVOR THE WEALTHY?

Three NT authors (MARK, LUKE AND MATTHEW), state that “THE RICH WILL GET RICHER, AND THE POOR WILL GET POORER”. (REF. MARK 4:25, MATTHEW 13:11-12 & 25:29, and LUKE 8:18 & 19:26). Those “discriminatory” parables filled the poor people with sorrow, and despair; because they faced a bleak future, with diminishing funds, affecting their survival.
Do you think that those irresponsible, and discriminatory, parables were justified?
Your comments will be greatly appreciated.
Kind regards,
John Romer


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7 months 3 weeks ago

Of course it does. Just look at Trump the Uber Wealthy Billionaire and his Wall Street Billionaire pals that only get Richer, no matter how poor the American Middle class gets. From their multiple $100-Million Privates Jets, to their multiple $50-Million mansions, to their multiple $200-Million Yachts. And having no shame, when a Teacher or Union member asks for a paltry $10K per Year in extra pay, they call them: "Union Thugs" or "Welfare Queens".
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World_Traveler 6 months 2 weeks ago

Trump the psychopath being President does not mean that the BIBLE FAVORs the Wealthy. But
just that Trump's Wall Street Billionaire Pals who control the US Media, aka Fake News,
can pull any SCAM you can imagine upon American People. So the Bible FAVORS the Middle
class, Farmers, etc. but the Wall Street Billionaire class of course do FAVOR the Wealthy
and have been waging Class Warfare on American People via their control of Main Stream
Media, aka right-wing LYING Media.

ThomatOurStore 6 months 2 weeks ago

Wealthy people, like President Trump, employ the rest of us. The wealthy are a resource
that the Democrats are anxious to severely exploit, putting millions of jobs in jeopardy.
How many here were ever hired by a poor person?
The rich hate poverty, not the poor.
We have just had our 100th straight week of unprecedented job growth. How many of you
ever created a job, for someone else? Mr. Trump has employed thousands.
The last president is still looking for ready shovels.

Okinawa1985 6 months 2 weeks ago

TOS, Your 'right-wing' dissertation is believed ONLY by Trump supporters such as yourself.
A mindless group of people who, even with the mounting evidence shown against him in so
many areas, are still very much in support of him. Such support goes to a more troubling
behavior on your part and that of the average Trump supporter. While I am not poor, I am
in no way rich or wealthy, but I know and respect, personally, lots of people who are
poor, and I can assure

Okinawa1985 6 months 2 weeks ago

you they DO HATE POVERTY! Tell me, who are these thousands Trump has employed? Are they
the ones at his 'golf courses' whom when the heat was on he had fired? Or, are they the
ones in top positions, eager and willing to sell their souls to Satan, who is the one
giving him, Trump, and his servants, the power to move forward their unholy agendas? Stop

Okinawa1985 6 months 2 weeks ago

mimicking all the false claims, when you have to know by now that no reasonable mind can
believe them, ONLY the Trump base filled with people just like you!

World_Traveler 6 months 2 weeks ago

Okinawa, you have nailed it with:
"Trump supporters such as yourself. A mindless group of people..."
For indeed Trump supporters are either Wall Street Billionaire class or the White Trash,
aka "mindless group of people..." who fall for the lies and Mind F***k of themselves by
the Wall Street Billionaire class, aka 0.001%, via their control of the Ultra right-wing
lying Media such as Fox, CNBC, Rush, etc..

ThomatOurStore 6 months 2 weeks ago

Cal, I thought you were going to return when you had fully recovered. Your comments seem
to suggest that you have a lot farther to go.

Okinawa1985 6 months 2 weeks ago

TOS: Do you know that since Trump, the 'so-called' Wealthy one, came into power, he and
his entire Orbit, surrogates, evangelicals and White nationalists like Ann Coultier, Shaun
Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Steve King, and a whole host of nefarious and racist characters,
have been counseling Trump on how to run the government? These same nefarious and racist
characters have done much to fortify Trump's own belief that White men in America are
under

Okinawa1985 6 months 2 weeks ago

attack, even though 'hate crimes' against people of color, primarily Blacks and Jews by
Whites, are on the rise – exponentially! These same nefarious characters have convinced
Trump that the best way to stop Black and Brown people from coming into the country is by
separating children from mothers, fathers and/or guardians. Sessions might be gone, but
his 'auction-block' tactics role on just the same. Even the government under Trump now
admits “it's very likely

Okinawa1985 6 months 2 weeks ago

that thousands of children will never be reunited with their families. Through the
cowardice actions and/or non-actions of MOST of the Republican Party, Trump has been
allowed to place this country in great danger. The 'so-called' Wealthy Trump, with the
aide of so many of his wealthy and nefarious surrogates and public counselors, have done
much to convince 60 to 67% of the Trump base that America's entire intelligence community
is not to be trusted,

Okinawa1985 6 months 2 weeks ago

and that the legitimate news medias are the enemy of the state. If GOD does favor the
wealthy, I'm sure HE doesn't include the Trump World! There's more, much more! But this
should be enough for now!!

ThomatOurStore 6 months 2 weeks ago

I seriously believed that you had decided to reject your old racist ways and build
something better of yourself.
You will never give up racism if you let the liberal media feed you their biased talking
points.
News, free of editorial comment can be had from OANN. Their opinion shows are clearly
indicated, but there is no more neutral delivery of news anywhere else.

Okinawa1985 6 months 2 weeks ago

TOS! Allow me to begin with this: You will never be an honest man until you learn that
understanding the truth about yourself can only help to make you a better person. I'm
willing to admit that long ago, I was truly a Black racist. Then, like a newborn babe, I
understood that hating Whites allowed them to hold power over me. Since then, I no longer
hold all White to account for the actions of the many. For that's exactly what they were,
only the many NOT all!

Okinawa1985 6 months 2 weeks ago

And TOS, allow me to end with this: The grown man should know his place in the World, and
for the moment the World is filled with high anxiety. While great numbers band together
against the left, the far right all around the World push forward for control in their
respective countries. Here in the United States of America, the far right continues to be
the greatest threat to our democratic Republic. White nationalists, who inculcates all the
terrorist racist groups,

Okinawa1985 6 months 2 weeks ago

continue in the notion of racial superiority. Of course, their notion is false, but
Satan's control over them leaves them virtually powerless because they lack the
willingness to recognize same. Because of 'so-called' evangelicals like Mike Huckabee who
announced to the Trump base and White nationalists everywhere, saying to Fox News: ‘Not
chaos!’ the White House is running ‘like a 5-star restaurant.’ Huckabee, like all
such White nationalists, is powerless

Okinawa1985 6 months 2 weeks ago

to fight against Satan's control over him. Instead of recognizing that Satan makes them
appear imbecilic, White nationalists like Mike Huckabee helps the Trump machine base stay
on course, by feeding it information that only the unreasonable would believe. As I have
admitted to being a Black racist long ago, when TOS, will you admit to being a White
racist in the here and now?

ThomatOurStore 6 months 2 weeks ago

A racist of ANY color is just a racist. You talk like a racist, react like a racist and
yet deny that you are one.
You can say that you have put all of that behind you, but until you can stop leveling the
false charge of racism against others, based on biased TV reports, you have a long way to
go.
Find anything in Trump's real history that warrants such an insult. His real history
cannot be found on TV.
Read his books, his own words, for evidence.
Even 0bama outed his own racism in his books.

Okinawa1985 6 months 2 weeks ago

You are absolutely in total denial, TOS! Find anything in Trump's history that shows he's
a racist, like his father was before he died? You've got to be completely cut off from
reality. If you'd pay less attention to the fake news you find on Fox & Friends, RUSH and
those other right-wing media outlets, you know these things. Oh, wait.. you already know
these things.. you just can't bring yourself to admit it. As far as reading Trump's books
in his own words, I think not!

Okinawa1985 6 months 2 weeks ago

First of all, Trump's not intelligent enough to write his own book. And you know it!

ThomatOurStore 6 months 1 week ago

President Trump's IQ stands at 165, 11 points higher than the one before him and only
matched by Bill Clinton.
Don't be so afraid of the truth, if Trump is to be condemned it should be by his own
words. Read what he wrote.
The charges of racism, foreign birth and Muslim faith, made against 0bama were all
substantiated by his own books and early video interviews.
Later in life, he showed a much greater talent for lying.
By the way Rush and FOX represent the centrist political position. (cont).

ThomatOurStore 6 months 1 week ago

The left-wing has gone so radically towards totalitarianism that the center appears, to
the uninformed, as far right.
Liberal Virginians have now passed a law that allows them to legally murder any black
baby, lucky enough to not have been aborted. You must be so proud.

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

If you know Trump's IQ is 165, I assume you must have been present when he was first
tested. As far as Obama that, too, makes you a liar. You are a despicable entity. You lose
arguments, and like all cornered liars, you make up crap to feel better about yourself.
You know Trump's IQ is two grades below that of a frog's, so you slither back into your
nationalist safe area, then insert your hand up your ass and pull out BS.. or should I say
nationalist s**t. A rat has more dignity than you!

ThomatOurStore 6 months 1 week ago

Apparently you have lost the argument, when all you have left is personal attacks.
How about using facts, Cal? What are their IQs?
You have applied hyperbole to known lies, about this president and denied the simplest
negative truths about the last president.
All you seem capable of, is racist insults against your intellectual superiors and and
condemnation of those more politically well informed.
You really messed yourself up somehow.

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

Here are my facts, TOS! These are the only facts I truly care about, because they come
from personal experience. I have an IQ of 135. I have held conversation with individuals
with IQs equal and greater than mine. The conversations were distinct and came with high
levels of common sense. Even in Trump's younger days, I would still question his IQ level.
His conversations weren't distinct then, nor are they today! He is all over the place
because his mind is filled with all the false

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

beliefs he's accumulated over the years. He is too gullible to have a high IQ. Which is
why I don't believe yours is high either. How's that for reality?

ThomatOurStore 6 months 1 week ago

Trump's conversational style reflects a lifetime of interaction with the American
construction workers who were down in the trenches building his projects. He talks like
them and that resonated with the Democrats smart enough to want a real leader.
If he was less smart, perhaps he would be less wealthy or less accomplished. What
president, before him, has done more?
I don't really know my IQ. It was tested when I was in High School. On a much less grand
scale, than Mr. Trump, I have owned...

ThomatOurStore 6 months 1 week ago

...several businesses hired over 100 people, I worked hard, worked smart, invested wisely,
been married for five decades and raised a son to be a man.

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

TOS! There are two things I know for sure. One is that you see only what you choose to see
when it comes to Trump, White nationalism, etc.. And the other being that I, on the other
hand, having come from a place being most affected, see and search for facts that in my
mind are indisputable. When it comes to Trump, he not only shows a “willful ignorance”
and a heightened disregard for 'up close facts', he literally embraces racism and
division, much in the same

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

ways that you do. Presenting false narratives that are easily “fact checked” and
proven wrong, both you and Trump proceed forward, delivering falsehood after falsehood, in
a determined attempt to sway others to come over to your side in confusion by distorting
the facts, and in many instances, by means of outright lies. But, in all fairness through
observation, the two of you are not alone. You are both flanked by those possessing great
credulity, the feeble minded who

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

are most approachable. But you are not insane people. You are people who crave dominance
other others, and through lies and distortions, you believe you can achieve the objective.
You are even more systemically people made of 'see through glass' which all who are
willing to see can see through you. This is why Trump has such a following. Those who have
legitimate reasons for concern with our government, are mixed in with 60 to 67% of those
seeking power

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

and control, not caring or concerned with their plasticity. This is how I view the Trump
base and his Republican Party. This is how I view evangelical and Republican conservatives
– parties of Whiteness seeking power and dominance!

ThomatOurStore 6 months 1 week ago

More racism? You said that was all behind you. Cal, you should be ashamed of yourself. It
makes your whole presence in these discussions a lie. Your life is all one big lie.
You have said that you have an IQ of 135, even if that were absolutely true it means that
you have the potential to acquire more knowledge than over half the human population. You
have wasted that potential and allowed the media and the Democrats to play you for a fool.
If you were smart enough the State of the Union...

ThomatOurStore 6 months 1 week ago

...address, last night, would have told you just how foolish you have been.
What good is intelligence if you fall for every liberal scam, innuendo, rumor and lie?
135, yeah right, when pigs fly.

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

TOS, in the darkest of hours, people of conscience tend to sit back and reevaluate certain
positions they have held and/or shared over the years. Good, bad or indifferent, their
seems to come that time when people of conscience become unafraid and less unwilling to
receive, and ultimately, understand the good, subliminal messaging that comes from a place
of both divinity and far reaching. I'm convinced that such messaging came to me back in
1968, when I foolish,

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

just as you are being right now. I truly do not believe I am wrong by having this belief
of you. You have not yet sat back to reevaluate your belief in Trump. You seem to have
bought into what I believe to be the false narrative that Trump has been sent by GOD and
all the lies he and his surrogates have told, all the indictments and guilty pleas of
those formerly in his orbit, all the division he has exacerbated throughout this nation,
and around the world, are the products

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

of 'left-wing' liberals who hate Trump. You've even identified his demeanor as simply
identifying with those who voted for him. There are two people who live close to me who
voted for Trump. They've taken much flack from others in my area, even me from
time-to-time. Both are Latino and in business for themselves. After explaining over and
over again and again why they voted for Trump, I've finally begun to understand that
there's a distinct difference of why

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

they support Trump, as apposed to your reasons. As a person, they admitted to not liking
Trump. In fact, they now believe he is bad for the country. But, because of the Trump Tax
Cut, they are doing better now than they had during the Obama years. They also expressed
something I have been trying relay to you and others for quite some time, they believe
he's nefarious (a crook as both of them put it), a deliberate liar, or pathological if you
prefer, and that he's highly

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

bigoted. Of course, I, as do most others, call him racist. I won't get into everything
else they said of him, but it's everything I've said of him and more. However, there is a
couple things they did say that I'd like to convey. They both agreed, it was all about
economics, and if they had to do it all over again, they would still vote for Trump. They
would still dislike him, but for economical reasons, he would still get their vote! With
that, I got a lesson in selfish greed.

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

To your last statement "What good is intelligence if you fall for every liberal scam,
innuendo, rumor and lie? 135, yeah right, when pigs fly." I ask you this question: Were
you speaking of me, or yourself?

ThomatOurStore 6 months 1 week ago

Of you, without a doubt.
Trump is more honest, effective and pro-American than our last president, which most
people can now easily see. He is doing more for We the People than we were told was even
possible.
If you don't like him don't go visit him, but if you love America, vote for him.

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

TOS, You deflect consciousness even more than your Fuhrer, Trump! To even suggest that
your Fuhrer is “more honest, effective and pro-American than our last president” [the
real President] goes straight to my point. You are irrational and in many ways unbalanced,
which I believe is a direct result of your total support of racism and those who support
it, like your Fuhrer! And when you say “We, the people,” you're not speaking about all
the people, you're speaking

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

for those who voted for Trump, the minority of America, despite the outcome of the 2016
election. Keep in mind, many Democrats and Independents crossed over to vote for your
Fuhrer. They all didn't vote for him because they liked him, they voted for a variety of
other reasons, several of which Republicans, in association with Russia, were very
effective in demonizing Hillary Clinton, gerrymandering and voter suppression! Which are
the only

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

ways Republicans can win elections, not to mention the 'electoral' being set up in their
favor since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Without being effective with
such tactics, Democrats will win, hands down, always. Finally, TOS, I love America much
more than you will ever know. But I love a multi-colored. Multi-cultured, Black, Brown,
White, an all colored America, which is why don't like Trump nor will I ever vote for him
or anyone like him,

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

even if it means becoming as poor as many Americans. Oh, and I do have an IQ of 135,
perhaps higher or even lower now. I was last tested between 1988 and 1990. I know I was
out of the Marine Corps but hadn't started working for the city yet in 1990. In this case
“pigs do fly.”

ThomatOurStore 6 months 1 week ago

Cal, all you do is call names, how on Earth can anyone take you seriously?
Man up and prove the charges, you make, against "the real president" who is now in
office.
If you are up to a REAL CHALLENGE show 0bama to be anything other than a waste of time
and votes.
I didn't think the Corps took in recruits with IQs over 100.

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

Let's see, TOS! first you say you voted for President Obama, then you voted for Trump. Now
Obama's nothing but a waste! Despite everything you.. yes you TOS, have seen with your own
eyes. You declare Obama a waste, but laud Trump with greatness. Who's the racist.. and
who's the name caller?

ThomatOurStore 6 months 1 week ago

You are mistaken, Cal. Please find where I ever said I voted for 0bama. From the very
beginning I could see that he had no experience, no credentials and no clue.
I would normally support a former governor or vice president. Senators hold no leadership
positions.
Voting for Trump was a small stretch, but Hillary made him a winner.
Two respected polls show Trump's approval at 52% to 56% at a time, in his term, when
0bama had 45%.
Polls aren't racist and neither am I. Check yourself.

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

Sometimes, TOS, it's important to ask certain questions and/or make certain statements
that you may get some of the answers you seek. Let's see, you say "From the very beginning
I could see that he had no experience, no credentials and no clue." Oops, you missed one
TOS, "he was Black", despite having a White mother. Nevertheless, you could see President
Obama (America's real President) lacked all those things, but voted for Trump when he
lacked even more, much much more!

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

Look, you cannot fool me TOS. You and all of your civil rights involvement, just doesn't
match your hate-filled rhetoric against Obama. Sorry, it just doesn't match up. You're a
racist, plain and simple. At least Steve King has the guts to admit it. He doesn't hide it
like Lindsay Graham, You and others. He comes right out and expresses what he feels.. no
matter how ridiculous he sounds. But you TOS, you keep going round and round with your
Zombie Trump rhetoric

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

sounding falsehood after falsehood, thinking that somehow you'll convince me and others
that you're this honest and conservative person when in truth, you're just another bigot
and racist who sees a nation, which most likely many of your own European ancestors helped
to steal, as belonging to you and other Whites only. You know it's not true, but like that
63 to 67 percent of the Trump base, you too believe this country belongs only to White
people.

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

That's why you really didn't vote for Obama and that's why you don't find Trump repulsive!

ThomatOurStore 6 months 6 days ago

Trump lacked much less than 0bama. He was a leader, a deal maker and not a political hack.
I would have sooner voted for Herman Cain who I have liked since his Tea Party days.
I am sure you hate him as you would any black conservative.
With you it is all about color. Being racist AND emotional, rather than logical makes you
the perfect Democrat. They abhor free thinkers.
Once again you trust that you can read what is in my heart and mine. You can't
I won't back any party that kills black babies

ThomatOurStore 6 months 6 days ago

I don't need to fool you, Cal; you have fooled yourself or let the DemoKKKrat party do it
for you.
If you aren't a fool, why would you ever vote Democrat?

Okinawa1985 6 months 6 days ago

TOS, you know, I'm actually tired of playing with your racist sorry ass! You won't back
any party that kills 'Black' babies. Like that really matters to you. Such couldn't
possibly matter if you can back and laud a person like Donald Trump! And just like Trump,
you label me racist to divert attention from yourself. You won't back any party that kills
Black babies, but you will back a party that kills kids and strips toddlers from their
mothers at the border. You are a joke!!

ThomatOurStore 6 months 6 days ago

I would not be a Republican if I had not first demonstrated against Democrat segregation
and gotten to know who those monsters really are.
Have you been marching in front of abortion clinics?
I have.
Do you help house and feed the homeless and the hungry?
I do.
Have you ever grown a company and given over 100 familes an income?
I have.
You have outed yourself as a racist little piss ant. Though you will likely never amount
to much, it is people just like you who wake up one morning...

ThomatOurStore 6 months 6 days ago

... and bomb a church or shoot up a school full of children. You just love to hate and
blame everyone else for your lack of worth.

Okinawa1985 6 months 6 days ago

Like 2/3 of the entire Trump base, you live in the dead past of yesterday. John Brown will
not rise again, nor Abe Lincoln. The Republican Party as it once was no longer exists. All
that remains of it, all that remains in it, are the angry little people like yourself,
pretending to care for the poor and helpless, while voting for nefarious entities like
Trump who will help boost your company's bottom line.

Okinawa1985 6 months 6 days ago

And just who do you think you're talking to, when you dare to even utter such words to me,
suggesting that “it is people just like you who wake up one morning... and bomb a church
or shoot up a school full of children. You just love to hate and blame everyone else for
your lack of worth.” How dare your immigrant ass suggest such a thing. Though
disenfranchised Blacks have at times lost their minds, and have gone on shooting sprees,
odds are greatly against

Okinawa1985 6 months 6 days ago

Blacks, Browns and other people of color will ever surpass people like you... those who
will believe anything... take any evil and subliminal message and run with it... see Trump
every day, listen to him and hear his rhetoric every single day, yet some how you want me
to believe you don't see a coward, liar, hateful and despicable person, when the truth is
you see all those things in Trump, you just don't care, because Trump is you and you are
Trump!

ThomatOurStore 6 months 5 days ago

At least admit to yourself that you hate white people, not just Trump and me.
After a waste of time, like Zero, we finally have a president for ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS.
Immigrant? My family has been here for 11 generations.
Do you now claim to belong to the same tribe as Pocahontas II? I would bet you are more
the immigrant than I am.

Okinawa1985 6 months 5 days ago

To begin with TOS, and in answer to your false assertion, I don't hate all White people.
Truth is, I don't really hate Trump or you. I do, however, dislike the both of you. I
dislike Trump because as a man and as the POTUS, I find him extremely lacking in honesty
and humanity. I dislike you because you see Trump as some kind of godsend and label
progressives/liberals, or whatever you choose to call Democrats, as baby killers, thus
placing yourself, Trump and Republicans

Okinawa1985 6 months 5 days ago

on the pedestal of morality.. when we both know such is not true! I dislike you because
like Trump, and most Republicans, you will do anything and say anything to deflect away
from your own short comings.. in this case, using my past hatred for Whites to add
strength to your argument. I believe you are a racist for some of the things you have said
about me, and in particular, about Obama. No one, I believe, can say such things as you
have about him, and not have the guts

Okinawa1985 6 months 5 days ago

to say one bad thing about a so obviously flawed person such as Trump, without having an
unfair and unreasonable purpose for doing so. I believe that purpose is based on the
bigotry and/or racism you try so unsuccessfully to hide. It's abnormal for any
“fair-minded” person to have such a blind loyalty for such a person as Trump.. someone
who is so bad for our democratic Republic! I dislike you, TOS, because based on your
various posts here in this forum, you have bought

Okinawa1985 6 months 5 days ago

into the false belief that the Republicans under Trump are GOOD, and Democrats under
anyone are BAD. I know you know that's not true, but your disposition reflects you want to
believe it's true. I dislike you, TOS, because you believe all news media (except Fox &
Friends, RUSH, etc.) are all “fake news”, when the truth is reporters working for
MSNBC, CNN, and the like, dig deep into getting at the truth.. truths that you and Trump,
and all the 'true' Trumpians cannot abide.

Okinawa1985 6 months 5 days ago

As for you being the products of 11 generations, I'll take your word on that. I do know
this, that during Christopher Columbus' first voyage to the Americas, he found Blacks
living among the Native Americans. In 1620, the Pilgrims were assisted by the peaceful and
indigenous race of Wampanoag people. I mention this because Crispus Attucks, the first man
to be killed during the battle of the Boston Tea Party, is said to be of African and
Wampanoag descent,

Okinawa1985 6 months 5 days ago

which most historians (including White historians) agree upon. I wonder how many Blacks
living in America today can trace their ancestry back to even before 1492. Perhaps even my
ancestry can point back that far. I don't know, because I can only trace my ancestry back
to 18th century. I can find no other records.

Okinawa1985 6 months 5 days ago

Sorry, I made a mistake. I meant to say the 19th century not the 18th century!

ThomatOurStore 6 months 5 days ago

Cal, you have reacted emotionally to facts, not logically. Even die hard Democrats
recognize 0bama as a huge and politically crippling mistake. Their dysfunctional party is
still splintered, by his presidency, and hundreds of thousands, of black people, are
"woke" and off the plantation.
Most have recognized that they have been lied to, not by Trump, but about Trump.
You appear to be "married" to the liars and thus know only the lies, not the realities.
You just don't know, what you don't know.

ThomatOurStore 6 months 5 days ago

1619 is seen as the first time that Africans came to North America. They were traded away
from a Dutch merchant ship, for food.
No evidence has been found that they were ever enslaved. They may have just assimilated.
My Mother's ancestors landed in New England in 1631 and my son is the 11th generation
here.

Okinawa1985 6 months 5 days ago

You are moving deeper and deeper into the world of Trump.. a world where truth is removed
and fantasy roams wild. Not even to the acknowledgement that Blacks were here in this land
before the 1600s will you dare tread. Without a doubt, you have fried your mind with the
grease of falsehood! As I said, TOS, you love to deflect and divert, just like Trump. You
use the opinions of some misguided Blacks, then transform them as the whole of the race.
For example, like the racist choose to believe,

Okinawa1985 6 months 5 days ago

If one is bad, so are they all. I can't force you to come to reality. I can only suggest
that you do! Despite the many dark chapters in our American history, White supremacy,
slavery, genocide, etc., you and most of today's Republicans are truly a anachronism. You
defy logic.. I mean actual logic, by existing in a world of make believe created by
greatest anachronism of all, Donald John Trump, or as I prefer to call him “He who was
sent by Satan!”

ThomatOurStore 6 months 5 days ago

Apparently Cal, you decided to put your recovery on hold. Your current and very obvious
racism; prejudicial attitude; blind trust; unwillingness, to face the truth and denial of
reality may be related to deeper social or mental issues. Seek treatment, 0bamacare has
got you covered. Remember, you get to keep your doctor!

Okinawa1985 6 months 5 days ago

At the risk of GOD's disapproval, I hereby declare you an unrepentant FOOL!

ThomatOurStore 6 months 5 days ago

Matthew 7:16-20 -
You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from
thistles? So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. A
sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that
does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by
their fruits.
God and 52% of the people approve of President Trump. Satan loves racism, abortion & same
sex marriage. That is your side.

Okinawa1985 6 months 4 days ago

I don't know what poll you're looking at, but I bet it one you made up yourself. You can
distort any and all Biblical quotes you desire to. It won't change the reality you're
living in. The 52% you mention must be 52% of Trump voters, because it sure isn't 52% of
America. Like I said, you must have made that up yourself, or got from Fox News or Rush
Limbaugh, Hannity or Ann! You didn't get it from a reliable news source. You did say one
thing that's accurate:

Okinawa1985 6 months 4 days ago

I know the fruits Republicans have produced - division, hate, overt racism and danger in
the coming months!

Okinawa1985 6 months 3 days ago

Today, the "wealthy" POTUS went on a WH lawn rampage, spouting lie after lie, and as a
last dutch effort, declared a "national emergency" over a WH manufactured crisis on the
southern border of Mexico and the US. Even going as far as to wrongfully state that "many
many presidents before him have done the same." When the truth is that only the words
"several presidents before him" should have been used. Then, in addition to that
rationalization, proceeded to use President Obama's declaration

Okinawa1985 6 months 3 days ago

as justification for his decision for his manufactured crisis. And true to form, began
ranting and raving and blaming Democrats and everyone else for his short comings. And I'm
sure, every voter of his base (except for maybe 27%) believed every word that came out of
his lying mouth! Is there anything this person will not say or do?

ThomatOurStore 6 months 3 days ago

That 135 IQ has been totally wasted.
You failed to know the current approval rating of the best president since Reagan.
You failed to know that "division, hate, overt racism and danger" were put in place by
Barach Hussein 0bama.
You failed to recognize the crime wave caused by illegals, who came across our southern
border.
"For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required," - Luke 12:48
Failed and ignorant, with an IQ of 135, is about as hopeless and useless as anyone can
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As you may know our body is the temple to the holy spirit
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even if it means becoming as poor as many Americans. Oh, and I do have an IQ of 135,
perhaps higher or even lower now. I was last tested between 1988 and 1990. I know I was
out of the Marine Corps but hadn't started working for the city yet in 1990. In this case
“pigs do fly.”

Okinawa1985 6 months 1 week ago

Sorry, sitefactory, I put this in by mistake. It was meant for TOS!


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Whether you like them or not, the Koch Brothers pay wages that support 120,000 families directly and many more thousands indirectly.
Donald Trump did the same for 22,450 families.
Wealthy politicians, entertainers, athletes, and lawyers generally help no one but themselves. Nancy Pelosi has nearly 30 million dollars and no employees.
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Okinawa1985 1 year 1 month ago

White families, TOS, White families! Donald Trump did nothing to help Blacks and Browns..
his heart has never been built like that.. indirectly or directly!

Okinawa1985 1 year 1 month ago

Whatever Trump does, he does for himself. Duty, honor and country are alien concepts to
him!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 weeks ago

Cal, please back up your statement. You are essentially saying that no Trump employees are
black or brown people and that his employees are all white.
Where is your proof? Time to put up or shut up, Cal.

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 weeks ago

TOS, I submitted that post 2 weeks and 5 days ago, and you are only now replying to it. I
had wanted to take a step back, collect myself and then move forward in a greater
awareness. I've decided to break away from that intent just this one time, that I may give
you the courtesy of a reply. My original reply to your post is based on the ongoing
rhetoric of Donald Trump that can be traced back by me to the 1970's. Trump has never
illustrated to me any support of Black people

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 weeks ago

Cont'd>> except and unless there existed personal and selfish gain. Obviously, TOS, Trump
has Black and Brown employees. Based on that fact, it's only logical, particularly in this
day and age of law suits and activism, and in referencing an old military war term –
there would be unavoidable 'collateral damage' in the wake of helping those he has shown
only to care about – which, in my most observing opinion, happens to be White people.
Understand, I never confuse Trump's

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 weeks ago

Cont'd>> willingness to go after Whites who disagree with his policies and/or him as a
person – to suggest, even for a New York minute, that he is some kind of equal
opportunity hater. Based on everything he has said, past and present – things you must
be aware of – I submit to you that Trump could care less about Black and/or Brown
people. The very very few who may benefit from within the threshold of those “22,450
families” you mention, are a small price for him

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 weeks ago

Cont'd>> to pay to support those who are White.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 2 weeks ago

Your suggestions, general statements and concerns are so far unburdened by any facts.
Cal, your deep hatred of a man, brought about by hearsay from unreliable sources is
troubling. Your baseless accusations suggest that it is you who have the problem.
You seem unwilling to know the truth or incapable of grasping it.
We have prayed for you, but prayer without action seldom works.
I believe that your high emotional state has affected your mental health, to the extent
that you might benefit...

ThomatOurStore 1 year 2 weeks ago

...from professional intervention. Good luck.
We would all like to hear from you, when you are well.

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 weeks ago

TOS, just one final word before I retire into the completion of my "step back." The mere
suggestion by you that my "accusations are BASELESS" indicates to me that you are
completely without rhyme or reasoning. It's as if you have completely washed away all
evidence showing Trump to be what he has always been.. a loathsome and nefarious person.
It's not me who is psycho, TOS, it is you. You can twist and turn it any way you want..
but it will come out the same, always.. that it is you who

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 weeks ago

Cont'd>> possesses the mentally defective mind. I don't believe in luck.. good or bad.. so
I'll just say Peace!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 2 weeks ago

Believe what you want, just bear in mind that is what made you sick, in the first place.
Have a speedy and thorough recovery.


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No it does not, the Bible shows that God's heart cares for the financially less fortunate but also shows how being obedient to Him can make you wealthy through wisdom, discipline, patience and hard work.
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No. The fact remains that the rich will always invest his money to grow bigger and greater but the poor will always be afraid to invest rather they prefer to eat the little they have ..... The poor is afraid to take a risk but the rich is not.....Their were saying the truth.
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No. Wealth can be measured in many ways. If you have millions of dollars but cannot see, hear, nor walk, are you more or less wealthy than the beggar who has no money but can do all of those things with ease? Who in that case is more wealthy? Financially the 1st person but I personally would prefer to be the beggar who is wealthy in other areas.
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Yes BIBLE does FAVOR THE WEALTHY. Just look at USA where a bunch of Wall Street based Billionaires run the Country, leading to the Wall Street based Billionaire Trump being the President spewing the most vile Hate and Social depravity 😡
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ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Knuts, has the People's Liberal/Progressive Front of Amerika (aka Democrats) set up a
propaganda outlet where you live?
The fascist tactics and pretty sounding words, they utter, seem to cause those outside of
the U.S. to make uninformed assumptions about our President. These fools seem all too
willing to utter the most vile and hateful things about him.
Educate yourself, so that you don't make such a stupid mistake again.

Knutsen 1 year 3 months ago

The only fascists are Trump Republicans. Look in the mirror you rotten little old man :(

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Knuts, you must be very young or incredibly stupid to think that any anti-business
regulation, anti-tax, pro-free speech, pro-Bill of Rights president is a fascist.
The far left-wing iteration called fascism controlled the means of production, through
regulations, created high taxation and took away the people's individual freedoms. That
sounds like 0bama, not Trump.
You do know that fascist 0bama is thankfully out of a job, don't you?

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

TOS, reading what you're saying surely brings you within the realm of the MOST uninformed.
Think about what you are saying! Who greater than the POTUS himself, along with his Fox
News/right-wing conservatives, have spoken more "pretty sounding words.. uttered more vile
insults" against others than those you, yourself, support. The old adage "People in glass
houses shouldn't throw stones" seems to conveniently get lost with you. This POTUS that
you continue to defend

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> grows more and more unhinged with each passing day. Not because of the “pretty
sounding words.. utterances of vile insults hurled at him by the so-called
'Liberal/Progressive Front of Amerika (aka Democrat) that you say have 'set up propaganda
outlets' throughout liberal neighborhoods.'” This POTUS becomes unhinged by each passing
day because he is a liar, he is nefarious, with willful intent he, along with his
surrogates,

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> attempt to circumvent a well established system of government for his, and their,
own selfish wants. By what you are saying, it's become obvious that not only do you
continue to defend this POTUS, but like so many others who are willing to give 'blind
loyalty' to him, with the prima-fasi Korea situation, I'm sure you are among those who are
shouting “Nobel.. Nobel.. Nobel!” At the risk of inserting

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> 'liberal propaganda' the current N. Korea Situation should bring joy (no matter
how premature it might be) to all 'peace-loving' people. Unfortunately, however, I can't
help but feel that Kim is much smarter than Donald, and because of Donald's lack of
knowledge in almost everything, he, along with America, is being played.. played in part
because we have a POTUS who is more interested in self than he

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> is with the overall welfare of America. Face it, TOS. Even with the prima-fasi
developments in N. Korea, Donald Trump, POTUS, is a shining example that even the most
imbecile, nefarious and criminal, if they last long enough, put forth just the right
rhetoric, can stumble into a good situation!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Gee Cal, I thought you would remember the 0bama office that sprouted up in nearly every
poor neighborhood across the country and the proliferation of 0bamacare offices too.

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Truth is TOS, and as you well know it, Obamacare, even with certain flaws that could have
been corrected, was a lot better than what we had. If you and Trump weren't such Obama
haters you'd also admit that the entire program was being sabotaged by Republicans right
from the very start because it had Obama's name attached to it. In my opinion, you
shouldn't use Obamacare as an example for propaganda, since many Trump voters are using
it.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Those little flaws in 0bamacare were costing payers much more money every month with
deductibles too high to meet.
The people who couldn't afford it (approx. 13 million) could have been helped under
Medicaid, which is a government obligation and the provision for doing so has existed for
years.
As you well know Cal, 0bamacare was a grab for the Medicare funds (taxpayer money
specifically earmarked for contributors) by the 0bama administration. This was the last
untouched non-government money...

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

...left to steal. The Democrats looted Social Security in a similar fashion over the last
few decades.
The program isn't "being sabotaged by Republicans" it is systematically being
disassembled before it causes further harm. It should never have existed.
So far 0bama's name, on any program, has come to mean nothing more than failure,
ineptitude, cowardice, anti-Americanism and socialism on a grand scale.

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

It's unfortunate you feel that way, TOS, for it seem only you and like-minded Obama haters
feel this way. From whatever fake site you copied this information, you should try
another. There are 3-other really good bipartisan websites you can go to. I won't give you
the links, since I'm certain you'll only discard them in favor of those sites that
coordinates with your hate for Obama. Nevertheless, should your unwarranted hate for Obama
ever change, these particular sites will appear before you

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> like shinning lights. Good copy and paste by way!

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Additionally, TOS, let me weigh in with this. I believe for you and others like you,
Obama's first election in 2008 came as the GREAT 'culture shock' over previous centuries.
For the people of 'like mind,' it was the tale of foreboding, the upsetting of the old
“Dixie Cart” that spelled doom and gloom for an old America. I believe you are a
living part of that old America. You talk a lot about Democrats wanting to keep Blacks in
chains, when in reality it's Republicans like you, the self-pro

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> freedom fighters, who want to keep Blacks in chains. You don't think I realize
that, TOS? Haven't you come to understand by now, that there is no way I can be made to
believe that a person spitting out so much venom against a Black man such as you, isn't
consumed with racial animosity? After all, how can someone be so appalled with a Black
President, when anyone with open eyes could see he's not an inherently evil man, yet so
loving and appreciative of a White President,

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> whose evil is well above water and so pronounced? For sure, Obama has flaws, but
in no way does he deserve the very biased assertion that you have bellowed “So far
0bama's name, on any program, has come to mean nothing more than failure, ineptitude,
cowardice, anti-Americanism and socialism on a grand scale” particularly as you praise
someone who is all those things and MORE.. much MORE! When I hated all White people many
moons ago,

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> at some point I honestly believed I had good reason to hate them. I guess you
must feel about Blacks now, as I felt about Whites then. I have to admit though, I utterly
despise Trump. To me, he represents most of what is wrong with America. I believe he has
brought to surface millions of people like you, eager to lump the bad with the good, to
believe and, then, assert the same false narratives hoping to pass them on to others for
the purpose of keeping a never ending flow of

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> like-minded disciples.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Cal, it looks as if you took in the Democrat lies "hook, line and sinker".
You are not the first victim of the Democrats, if you remember they imported African
slaves for over a century, defended chattel slavery for two centuries and have defended
segregation ever since.
If Trump decides not to run in 2020, my top presidential picks are Condi Rice, Nikki
Haley, Herman Caine Rudy Guiliani and Trey Gowdy. I guess you believe Rudy and Trey made
my list because I am a racist.
To quote you a...

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

..."NON-HATER" "I utterly despise Trump" you shouldn't be picking up the first stone, even
though you reach for it constantly.
I see that you remain over-sensitive to anything negative about 0bama, not matter what
harm he did to America, both internally and externally. He even seems to have re-energized
your long suppressed racist tendencies as witnessed in your posts.
I have asked you to site the laws that Trump has broken or anything in his Oath of Office
he has ignored. When I did the same..

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

...for 0bama you were reduced to name calling and repeating CNN talking points.
0bama left us in a weak position with China, Russia, North Korea, Mexico, Iran and who
knows who else. He will be lucky to stay out of jail.
If you can come up with anything unlawful on Trump's part - GO FOR IT!

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Without a doubt TOS, you are surely MAD!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Is that the proof, of wrongdoing, that you have against President Trump - calling me mad?
Cal, you have the false accusation thing pretty well mastered. Now try proving it. It is
"MANNUP" time.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 2 months ago

Did you not understand the question? I am still waiting for that answer.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 2 months ago

... the chirping sound of crickets...

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 months ago

About Obama leaving us "in a weak position China, Russia and North Korea" has nothing to
do with any nefarious plot or reasoning. Nothing to do with having no desire to improve
upon relations. It was about lack of cooperation from those in question and, of course,
his unwillingness to kiss their asses. But instead of me wasting my time trying prove
anything, your own eyes and ears are fully aware of the kind of person Trump is. You ask
me to prove "anything unlawful on the part of Trump"

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 months ago

Cont'd>> when the fact is I can't.. anymore than you can prove there is nothing. That
verdict has yet to come in, and it will come in despite whatever disinformation is put out
by Trump's republican army, some of the most evil diseases ever to infect the White House.
Proof, TOS? Hopefully, we will all have it by September.. and if 'what goes around comes
around' is factual, then, perhaps, Trump will get what any sane person already knows is
– what he deserves!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 2 months ago

One of our most recent presidents will have a tough time proving his innocence in court or
keeping former cabinet members out of jail. Which will probably shock you.

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 months ago

Won't shock me, I've always known it would be Trump and this nefarious cabinet. If you'd
stop participating in conspiracy theories and "far-right wing" propaganda, you'd know it
too. But you won't stop because you believe Trump and his evil alliances are edging
closer to achieving their goal and your happiness, which is to make America White again,
as it was when you were but a little boy. To even whisper the idea of Obama being in the
criminal class of Trump should be considered as Blasphemy!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 2 months ago

The evidence is mounting that 0bama had a hand in trying to help Hillary undermine the
Trump campaign. They already have emails claiming that he asked to be kept in the loop.
They can prove that the DNC and Hillary's campaign paid for the bogus dossier and that
the FBI procured FISA warrant under false pretenses.
0bama officials will see jail time and Hillary might also. This 0bama scandal makes
Watergate look like grade school stuff. Zero is going down.

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 months ago

Yeah, I heard that on Fox News, too! Some more of the right-wing conspiracy theories
floating around. I wonder if you know Nunes and other Trump Republicans compiled these
lies. Keep dreaming TOS, keep dreaming and hoping for that final blow against President
Obama. In the meantime, jaw on this: I have no doubt that you must be elated over the fact
that the former Senate staffer Jame Wolf was indicted for leaking information. Too bad,
that's such a great crime!

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 months ago

Yes, it looks as if Donald Trump got his victory (revenge) by getting his loyalists at the
DOJ to indict former Senate staffer James Wolfe. But as you laugh, smile, or do whatever
it is that you Trumpians do, keep this in mind, “What goes around comes around” again
and again and again! As was reported, Wolfe leaked information to the New York Times, but
he was actually indicted for the crime of lying about it to the FBI. If he did lie to the
Feds, then it’s hard to defend him, so I won't t

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 months ago

However, TOS, your Trump 'gods' may have bit off more than they can chew. By this
maneuver, your Trump 'gods' just very stupidly set a precedent that will ensure Trump's
people will go to prison. If it has bothered you at all that the Trump administration’s
top officials and members of Donald Trump’s family wouldn’t be charged and tried for
transactional crimes, this changes everything. Evil Trump and his own DOJ just set the
precedent. Don't believe it, TOS? Well dwell on this for awhile!

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 months ago

Now that a Senate staffer has been indicted for lying to the Feds, it means Attorney
General Jeff Sessions will also be indicted for lying under oath to the Senate during his
confirmation hearings. Now, it should be clear to you by now that Trump doesn’t care
about Sessions. But it also means Donald Trump Jr will be indicted for lying under oath to
the House Intel Committee. Only that's just the beginning. Now, TOS, we have to factor in
that despite the mountain of evidence against

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 months ago

Cont'd>> Trump Jr, it was always going to be a complex task to try and convict him for
conspiring against the United States, I've always known that, because those kinds of
charges are qualitative. However, now we know that Trump Jr will go down for perjury,
because Trump Sr just ensured that perjury charges are on the table for everyone who has
lied to the Feds. Boy O boy, TOS, I wonder how many other people close to Trump have lied
to the FBI and/or Congress? Quite a few,

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 months ago

Cont'd>> wouldn't you say? I've actually lost count! So, let's cheer for the POTUS who got
his 'victory' (revenge) having his 'brodies' at the DOJ take down a leaker. Oh, by the
way, before you either believe or promote the lie of 'Classified Information.' there was
no Classified Information leaked out!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 2 months ago

Did you dream this up, all by yourself, or were drugs involved?

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 months ago

No, I didn't dream this up. The fact that you even asked the question, shows to me you've
done something I didn't believe you were capable of doing - reasoning it out to be true.
And, 'Yes,' I was affected by a drug - "The drug of Truth!" Something you and the vast
majority of Trumpians are unable to see or, rather, choose not to see. It's a shame too..
Truth has a way of turning liars into righteous subjects. That is, if they choose to
accept it!

Okinawa1985 1 year 2 months ago

One thing for sure TOS, I doubt if you will ever know the truth since you only listen to
Fox News, right-wing talk, fall prey to Russian and White Nationalist Trolls. Check out
some real news for a change!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 2 months ago

FOX, OAN and Rush Limbaugh combine to put out the most real news available. Perhaps you
could suggest something better. I would be happy to see your truther list.


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All because they would not listen to god plan on earth as if in heaven but there plan can not be poor because it right now
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There is something called Truism. An infallible fact that needs no argument to prove.

This statement by the apostles is neither irresponsible or discriminatory. They have only pointed out an eternal truth. And also, this is not a parable! It is a fact. Talk to a few hedge funds manager. He will tell you that your financial clout matters where exponential profit is concerned.

Talk to real estate developers or and successful business man. They will tell you, that the more you have, the more opportunities flock to you to marshall them.
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So your point is that the: "BIBLE DOES FAVOR THE WEALTHY"?
Or what is it?

lebon 1 year 3 months ago

Good morning everyone.
Let us look at James 2; 2 My brothers, practice the faith of our Lord Yeshua, the
glorious Messiah, without showing favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your synagogue
wearing gold rings and fancy clothes, and also a poor man comes in dressed in rags. 3 If
you show more respect to the man wearing the fancy clothes and say to him, “Have this
good seat here,” while to the poor man you say, “You, stand over there,” or, “Sit
down on the floor by my feet,” 4 then

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creating distinctions among yourselves, and haven’t you made yourselves into judges
with evil motives?
5 Listen, my dear brothers, hasn’t God chosen the poor of the world to be rich in faith
and to receive the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him? 6 But you despise the
poor!
Aren’t the rich the ones who oppress you and drag you into court? 7 Aren’t they the
ones who insult the good name of Him to whom you belong?

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

In the U.S. the distinctions between the rich and poor are less visible. Oftentimes the
poorer man is better dressed and driving a fancier car than the wealthier man.
The U.S. also has people who will choose to have less money, if they can avoid working
for it. Here the poor have cell phones, cable television and nice cars and no one starves.
Here the generous rich man may be in a much better position to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
than many of the "poor".

World_Traveler 1 year 3 months ago

Only a True Republican lunatic, waging Info War on American People, aided in doing so by
ultra right-wing Wall Street Media such as Fox, would say such an insane thing as:

"In the U.S. the distinctions between the rich and poor are less visible"

When in USA the distinctions between the rich and poor are the worse in entire
Developed World given the fact that for example:

100-Million have NO healthcare since USA lacks even the most basic of Social services
that all developed Nations

World_Traveler 1 year 3 months ago

have which is Government Universal Socialized Health (aka NHS) as a result of which
2-Million Americans go Bankrupt per Year due to something as basic and essential as
Healthcare, here:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/05/bankruptcy.medical.bills/

50% of Americans live Paycheck to Paycheck while Wall Street Billionaire Puppet masters
of Trump/Obama fly in their 100-Million Private Jets to their $50-Mill Mansions in South
of France, Israel, etc., waging one multi Trillion War after another

World_Traveler 1 year 3 months ago

For more:

Half of American families are living paycheck to paycheck

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/half-of-americans-are-desperately-living-paycheck-to-pa
ycheck-2017-04-04

State of Healthcare in USA, leading to ObamaCare, now TrumpCare, etc Wall Street rip off,
is 100% proof of lying Machine Republicans, Democrats & Wall Street Media are

http://www.realnewspost.org/sa.php?a=64892

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Gosh, TOS, don't you ever get tired? You say, “In the U.S. the distinctions between the
rich and poor are less visible.” You then go on to say, “Oftentimes the poorer man is
better dressed and driving a fancier car than the wealthier man,” And sense those two
“dog whistles” weren't hateful and egregious enough, you finish your assault by
saying, “The U.S. also has people who will choose to have less money, if they can avoid
working for it.

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> Here the poor have cell phones, cable television and nice cars and no one
starves. Here the generous rich man may be in a much better position to enter the Kingdom
of Heaven than many of the 'poor.'” As a poor man myself, I own a cell phone, have cable
television and I, too, am not starving. Like so many people I know, who are among the poor
and working class poor, many of them are well educated

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> but most of them aren't, and the ones who aren't, but are of the working class
poor, have families they are raising, and are doing the best they can to make their
situations better, without stealing and robbing from others. Some of them are Republican,
but most of them are Democrat here in Philadelphia. More of them than not, push their
children towards getting a better education with the hope that their kids

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> will fair better than they have over the years. If the poor and working class
poor people I associate with, family included, are an indication of most poor and working
class poor people in America, I can assure you, TOS, they don't choose to have less money,
any more than they choose to avoid working. I do, however, know some who fit the
disposition you expressed. They, I believe, are among the relative few

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> who would much rather spend their time exploiting the welfare system, and doing
little to nothing in trying to better their lives, both spiritually and economically in
any way. But they are not the majority. And they should not be mentioned without
mentioning all the others who don't choose to live their lives in such a manner. I find
myself having to voice my disappointment to those I know personally

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> who are exploiting the system, not just because I feel what they are doing is
wrong on so many levels, but because what they are doing helps to create people who become
masters at stereotyping!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Only a brain dead fascist, like WT, who is one of America's enemies within would defend
the impoverishment of millions by the left-wing 0bama administration.
It seems to offend WT that President Trump is creating new jobs in America.
He is one of those people who defends the NHS, which refuses to let the parents, of a
young child take him to another country to be saved. They killed Charlie Gard the same way
last year and WT approves of slowly killing children.
The NHS is anti-Christian.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Cal, you use all those words and cheap shots, just to end up verifying that I was telling
the absolute truth, all along.
Cal, do you consider yourself smarter than Kanye West? Please, try to confine your yes or
no to a single panel.

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

TOS, "single, double nor multiple panels" would be enough words for you. You are one of
those people who are afraid to acknowledge a good point offered up against anything you've
fixated your mind to as truth. What I've also noticed about you - you, like so many
others, including Trump, are an advocate and promoter of the effective weapon known as
disinformation. When President Obama created policies that hurt African American and other
minority communities economically, I, too, resented

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> the affects they had on these communities, particularly the Black and Latino
communities throughout Pennsylvania. But by observing him over the years, no one could
ever convince me that Obama deliberately wanted to hurt Blacks, Latinos, nor any other
minority or White communities in any way. After observing Trump as a citizen, as a
candidate and as president, it's obvious to me that he cannot make that claim. The
8-percent of Blacks who voted for Trump did so because people like

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> you (Republicans and right-wing conservatives) were able to convince that
8-percent that Obama didn't care enough about them to lift up their economic, educational
and other social conditions that were putting a strain on their communities. That
8-percent Black vote that Trump got made up those who were foolish enough to believe that
Trump would willingly and deliberately lift up their economy during his presidency. Fact
is, based on all credible economists, Black unemployment

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> is sitting around 6.5 percent, whereas White unemployment sits at 3.32 percent.
The economy has been on the rise since 2010, and like with all economies, not everyone
feels its positive affects. Some communities flourish while others suffer. I won't try to
convince you of all the reasons why this is. I don't believe you would acknowledge
agreeing with anything I have to say. Perhaps if Trump would admit his focus is not on all
Americans, Blacks and Latinos specifically, but only on the

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> privileged few, then maybe you will believe that even he can make a mistake. Let
me end by saying “Sorry for using more than one panel.” And to answer your question,
“do you consider yourself smarter than Kanye West?” To that I say, Kanye is his own
man. What he believes is what he believes. Nevertheless, he makes some sound points. But
he in no way speaks for the Black majority, that has already been established. But let me
as you a question:

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> “Do you consider yourself as smart as Bill Maher?” He's spoken to these
points on many an occasion.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Cal, apparently, you have arranged with the corrupt and criminal Democrats and their far
left-wing media to get your news intravenously.
You are so lost that you cant say yes or no in less than a thousand words. That is a
pity, you could have made a good pro-American.

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

I've been more pro-American than you could ever be, TOS! Not just me, but my entire
family. As far as the 'so-called' corrupt and criminal Democrats you mentioned. Let's just
wait and see how things turn out for Trump and this administration and for certain
Republicans over the next few months. There - I only used on panel!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

It looks as if it will be much more interesting to watch the Democrats, many of whom will
be indicted in the next few months. They tried to criminally undermine a legitimately
elected president. A lot of those (D)ummies will be behind bars.
BTW, comparing yourself to me, on any level, but especially in service to America, will
just leave you feeling inadequate and feed into your substantial inferiority complex. So
you shouldn't go there.

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

As I alluded to earlier, a lover of disinformation. Trump Republicans, and their
'watered-down' reports. The only ones who will end up behind bars, are those who chose to
hitch their wagon to Trump. After all you have witnessed come out of this White House, I
am absolutely perplexed by you blind support for someone who's not only nefarious but
severely suffers from a Narcissistic Personality Disorder! The idea of it seem almost
criminal!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Don't get your hopes up. We will certainly see who the criminals are.


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PARABLE OF THE SOWER
The subject is about WISDOM (1 Cor Ch1-2 ,New American Standard Bible).
A “disciple” is one who disciplines his life to the teachings of the one he is following. Disciples of Jesus’ teachings separate from the great multitude to live like Jesus (Mk4:9-10).
This is the KEY PARABLE. “If you don’t understand this parable, how will you understand all the parables?” (Mk 4:13).
The explanation is to His disciples – who choose to hear (Mt 13:10-16).
The disciples are blessed because they see/hear (Mt 13:16).

Your heart is the garden. Hear. (Mt 13:18-19, Lk 8:12,15)
Take care what you listen to, by your standard of measure it will be measured to you (Mk 4:24-25).

Since this parable is not about physical wealth – but spiritual wisdom – it is NOT DISCRIMINATORY or irresponsible (Mt 13:22).
They picture our FREE CHOICE to resist Satan to choose to show our faith and loyalty to our Lord!
More details of Satan’s schemes th
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THE BIBLE Surely does not FAVOR THE WEALTHY, since as Jesus said:
"it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

This means Trump Republican and their Wall Street Puppet masters whom wallow in Billions, flying in their $100-Million Private jets to their $200-Million Yachts to sail to their multiple $50-Million mansions, in NYC Palm Beach and Israel, while at same time the Middle class is stuffed like c***k roaches in Coach class seats, and is living one pay check from another and in USA 100-Million have NO even Healthcare, all so Trump Republican and their Wall Street Puppet masters can make Trillions more off back of American People. All of which wrong they sell via the right-wing Media cabal they control from CNN to CNBC to Fox to psychos on TalkRadio, will NOT be "entering the kingdom of God”.

For more check out:
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verichip, well said man. It is amazing how the Wall Street having no shame put in place
this Uber clown of theirs Trump after putting in place that fake clown of theirs Obama. SO
the SCAM on US during Obama Admin, to do nothing for the People was that:
"We have a Debt Crisis", "Fiscal Cliff", "We are borrowing from our Children", etc.
and now during Trump is:
"Russia Russia Russia, Porn Star Porn Star Porn Star", etc.
while Wall Street is hitting record high after another. Sick :(

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

I believe you are missing the entire objective of Jesus' parable at Matthew 19:24. The
object of it, I believe, is to point each and every one of us in the direction of the
kingdom of GOD, wherefore if we are focused on the kingdom, with heart and mind, seeking
riches and/or material things don't become our primary goal. Riches don't become our
master (or god). Should riches find their way into our lives and are used to help others
with intent and without the expectation of more wealth,

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> it is the kingdom of GOD that we are focused on, not riches. GOD favors those who
are meek-minded in their approach to life and to the idea of reaching for the kingdom of
GOD. Whether we are rich or poor, GOD favors those who seek HIM out. The problem with
certain wealthy beings (perhaps even MOST), they allow wealth to control them. Once
controlled, they seek more and more wealth for selfish reasons. Their hearts and minds are
focused solely on power and control and their primary

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> love becomes the dollar. They literally allow wealth to become their master. We
should always thing of the operative words, particularly in this particular parable, which
is "easier." Easier "to go through the eye of a needle" instead of thinking it is
"impossible" for a rich man to enter the kingdom. GOD favors anyone who seeks HIM out
first of all things!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

Okinawa, we are agreeing so often that it is like entering some parallel reality.

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

No parallel reality, TOS, just reiterations of thoughts not originally well explained.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

"The love of money is the root of all evils" 1 Timothy 6:10

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

The Good Samaritan was used by Jesus to illustrate kindness and love of neighbor. Would a
poor man have been able to help the crime victim?
Wealth exists to help others AND ourselves. Government has no part in the process.

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Sorry TOS, but as to this, I couldn't disagree with you more. Government has everything to
do with it! In fact, it is the primary duty of government to help the people. When the
first true government was established, it wasn't established to merely hand down laws upon
the people of Israel, but to aide them and to make them more loving (and helpful) towards
their neighbors. You asked, "Would a poor man have been able to help the crime victim?"
I'm sure once you

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> read over your own question, you found it to be an unacceptable question. Who
would you say by today's standards, especially, were poorer than (materialistically) than
the nation of Israel. But as a peoples government, ruled under GOD, the poor helped the
poor. In some parts of the world today, even in our own dysfunctional country, there are
poor people who still help the poor. What makes some of the wealthy stand out, is the fact
that their wealth provides

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> more to the, as you say 'victim', because of the almost instantaneous support
they provide. Good government takes care of it people, just as our government should, by
providing aide to the helpless. It should be reasonable, yes, of course, but not blinded
by bigotry and racism, thereby forgetting the ones who truly need and rely on government
help because there are those who may illegally usurp from it. No disrespect intended, but
there are

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> those today who have a warped sense of righteousness who are quick to lump those
who are truly in need, in with those who desire a free ride at generosity of good
government. They deliberately choose to punish such people in true need along with the
ones who lay back having little to no desire to make their lives better. Instead of
creating programs that can eliminate such abuse, without punishing the truly needy, they
desire to create legislature that buries

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> the needy even more, because of their own biases. Let's face it, with proper
vetting and closer observation through government field agencies (by the way, more
meaningful jobs), those who are unlawfully and/or selfishly usurping from government, can
be weeded out and made to, figuratively speaking, GET A LIFE, without hurting those truly
in need. Of course, this will require even the true and sincere vetting of those engaged
in the vetting of the

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> welfare recipient because of the heartfelt bigotry and biases of people even in
high places. No, TOS, I cannot subscribe to your assertion that “government has no part
in the process.” They do, as do any and all good governments. For what is government but
the people elected to govern? That's my belief about government – Of the People, By the
People and, of course, For the people!

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

Actually, the International Monetary Fund: GDP (nominal) in 2017, ranked Israel 33 out of
191 countries - NOT a 'poor' economy by any comparison. Israel has a technologically
advanced market economy with cut diamonds, high-technology equipment and pharmaceuticals
among its major exports. Never-the-less, like so many 'world leaders' in the Western
world, significant gaps between the rich and poor still exist. It is ranked 30th overall
in terms of “Best Countries". Saudi Arabia is ranked less.

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

The point about government needs clarification similar to ‘immigration’ where people
tend to generalize opinions, NOT properly designating between ‘legal’ & ‘illegal’.
While government is beneficial in some cases, when it becomes too BIG & regulatory,
corruption begins to corrode it from within & it no longer exists “For the People” –
but for itself. In the US we currently face a problem only half the voters realize.
Government must conform to the Constitution, NOT evolve into

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Understood, MJ, but my illustration was meant to demonstrate that government should play a
part in helping not only the poor and legitimate needy, but all of its people whose duty
it is to serve them, with reason and effectively, and that the poor are able to help the
poor overcome certain victimization. Not as instantaneously as the richest and wealthiest
of Americans can, but over time, through careful planing of legislature, the bugs in our
welfare system can be flushed eradicated

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> without the truly needy being punished with those who commit fraud against the
system, or those who do not desire to better their lives, and are able to subsist without
government aide.

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

It appears that my statement was cut off.... The last sentence should read - NOT evolve
into a communist regime with merely capitalist imagery.

I agree with you, Cal about the appropriate role 'good' government should assume. The
poor CAN help the poor - I once was poor, but mow I am rich. Government didn't 'help' me,
in fact, it worked against me. In the name of 'Affirmative Action' I was denied several
jobs I was well qualified for because I was NOT a 'minority'. I was once a blue-collar

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

Democrat for 15 years. I became part of 'management' & received a totally different
perspective on the 'plight' of the poor. The point TOS made about the 'rich' helping the
poor was NOT properly comprehended by me UNTIL I became part of management. A 'whit-collar
worker with integrity can do much more to help the poor than an uneducated less affluent
person. Of course, too many who hold management positions fail to maintain integrity. In
government, even fewer possess it. THAT gov. needs to be

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

replaced. But they (crooked politicians) want to pretend they're helping the
under-privileged when the persons with integrity in management are really the ones BEST
fit to help. Bad gov. regulations & entitlements actually do the OPPOSITE of what they
claim.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

The government's primary duty is to protect the country and enforce the law. Until
displaced by Johnson's welfare state people helped one another as the Good Samaritan
helped the victim of robbers. Private citizens took care of those who couldn't care for
themselves. I work with the St. Vincent dePaul Society in a small town. We have had over
120 cases of people in need just since the New Year.
The government uses up, in salaries, travel, etc. more than the poor get.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

Government KEEPS people poor, fatherless, lazy and ignorant. No one should wish government
"help" on able-bodied poor people.
Second only to that is a government job.

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

TOS, you speak of things that are already known. It is for just that reason why I
consistently referred to "good government" not the kind of partisan government we have
today. And I must say, it's true the governments primary duties are to "protect the
country and enforce the law." No one in their right mind can disagree with that. But the
'operative word' is "primary" not ONLY! And this government doesn't even do that well.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

Over the decades the government has increased taxation, to discourage personal charity, in
an effort to replace it with welfare and the Nanny State.
The harm to many charitable groups has been tremendous and the government has grown huge
in an area where they are particularly unsuited, unknowledgeable and inefficient.
Many of the ills of today's society, including fatherless homes, teenage pregnancies,
school dropout rates and generational poverty are direct results of bad government
policies.

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Agreed, in part. But you must still factor in - Individual responsibility in many of those
matters. This is why we need new blood to enter the political arena. New blood with true
integrity accompanied with a sound mind and a good heart. Not what exists now. Too many
criminals!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

You HAVE new blood in the political arena and you can easily see how the forces of evil
and government corruption have allied themselves against him.
President Trump has as much integrity, a sound a mind and a good heart as anyone posting
in this string. What he has and you don't is rich and powerful enemies, on the left, who
control everything the public hears. The Nazis came to power the same way his enemies did.
If he is destroyed you may be among the first to weep.


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To think that those parables are irresponsible and discriminatory is NOT justified. Believing the Word of God to be eternal truth, that God is absolutely just, responsible, and non-discriminatory, there can be no such conclusion regarding the ‘justice’ of these Scriptures. Living in a world under the curse of sin, injustice reigns WITHOUT discrimination – EVERYONE is affected. Scripture offers a solution to the sin problem, but ONLY for those who accept it – the atoning sacrifice of Christ. When the Bible declares FACTS (of which poverty, wealth, and related consequences are a part), objection or rejection of them does NOT invalidate them. FACTS are FACTS. As long as the Earth revolves around the Sun, there will be day & night. As long as the Moon orbits the Earth, there will be ocean tides. As long as the wind collides with opposite currents, there will be weather changes. We have No control over these or other unpleasant facts under the curse of sin.
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MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

We do not choose where or to whom we are born into this world. Some are born rich, others
born poor. Some are of one ethnicity, color, race, or culture. These are a CONSTANT and
will never change. Nevertheless, each and every individual can change their attitude and
future based upon their personal understanding and acceptance of these FACTS. To think
that poverty, sorrow, and disdain are proof of injustice elevates the opposite to a
position of superiority and preference.

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

That being so, every individual has the God–given grace to choose what his or her
personal preference is. I’ve ministered to the ‘under-privileged’ in my community
for 40+ years. Some respond to assistance and change their ‘plight’. Many do not,
preferring to remain destitute (for reasons of their own that I cannot fully comprehend)
– but those are the FACTS.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

The political system and who runs it are the greatest determinants to financial success,
in a country with all the required infrastructure and resources.
All else being equal, many in the U.S. will never have anything because they have been
convinced that the majority hates them and holds them back.

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

I, myself, have never believed in the 10% concept of racism in America. It has always been
considerably higher. Nor do I believe in the "dog whistles" that the "majority of America
is filled with hate towards those who have nothing." Those who have nothing or "may never
have nothing" exists in that status for a variety of reasons, not isolated to just one!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

I believe that remnants, of the majority, may still be overtly racist, it is easier to
find racism among minority populations. This may be traced to negative political activism
or a victim complex (also probably from community organizing).
Racism is now a tool for community division, wielded by ill-intentioned and most often
political groups, bent on sowing discord.

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

I have to laugh at racists playing the 'race-card'. I'm white, but i'm discriminated
against because I'm NOT a member of a minority? I'm called a 'white supremacist' yet I
have bi-racial grandchildren (whom I love & live in my home). Our community has been a
happy 'melting-pot' of ethnic & racial diversity for decades. Suddenly, we're chastised by
our state politicians for not being 'inclusive' simply because we oppose a state sanctuary
policy? Its criminals, NOT minorities or LEGAL immigrants

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

that cause problems among us. Interestingly, my grand-kids first learned that 'black lives
matter' when members of that org, intimidated them for NOT joining their protest. Since
they were not in agreement, they were bullied & ostracized publicly,leaving the issue of
racial discrimination to be flaunted as the reason for hatred? Do as I say, not as I do
apparently.

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

And, MJ, I can think of no better reason for bringing in new blood, people with much more
integrity than what exists now in government. As you know, despite ancient Israel's
constant disobedience to GOD, the Israelites, for the most part, were a GOD-fearing
people, who were once satisfied with barter, until the concept of coin was introduced, and
jealousy, coveting, control and power became more important than obedience to GOD.
Although our own country was marred in its creation,

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> there was once the element of true worship held by tens of thousands. The idea of
equality was represented by such people. And for a time in certain parts, and well before
the American Constitution, such equality was clear in plain view, until what took hold of
the ancient Israelites, also infected the colonies. We became as the Israelites, filled
with jealousy and selfish greed, until equality was gone from colonial America, and in its
place was formed a system so diabolic and

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> selfish, that even today its systemic affects are still felt by millions. Our
governments, high and low, have likewise operated in much the same fashion. To the credit
of the Republican Party, as it was in the beginning, the yoke of oppression was greatly
lifted from the backs of the oppressed. Such lifting helped produce such men as Daniel
Hale Williams, who performed the second successful heart surgery in the United States –
second only to Dr. Henry Palmer whom Williams

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> apprenticed with when Palmer was the superintendent of the St. Louis City
Hospital, and later a professor of abdominal and clinical surgery at Marion Sims College
of Medicine, which is now part of the St. Louis University School of Medicine. With
support from Republicans, initially, many such stories became part of Black history.
Still, such history can never be enough, when men like Steve King, congressman of Iowa, a
Republican, makes such overt statements as

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> “I'd ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these
contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you're talking
about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?" Later, on
cable tv, King would down grade his statement by limiting it to Western Civilization. But
congressman King isn't the only Republican and/or Trump Administration surrogate to voice
such. I must admit, however, while I truly

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> do not believe most Republicans are racist, there are still too many allowed to
hold office, especially with regards to legislature. And while Democrats are responsible
for much of the hardship brought upon Blacks and other minorities, today's Democratic
Party is much less racist than it once was. That's due to the pilgrimage of former
Democratic racists into the Republican Party. This, MJ, is why American government needs
new blood. People with moral integrity, and unselfish

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> pragmatism. Those willing and able to leave selfish ideology at the door, holding
tight to fair play and having a heart for equality for all. Perhaps then the
“able-body” poor can have hope, and good government to turn to.

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

Cal, if only the USA could find such “people with moral integrity, and unselfish
pragmatism”! Sadly, even when we agree on principles, we allow party affiliation to keep
us separated. We can even agree on the perfect solutions, but fail to incorporate them
because of a lack of trust in certain candidates. Funny that we both want “new blood”
in our government, but can’t agree on WHO that “new blood” should be. Peace!

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

I’m interested in seeing evidence that supports your claim about = “the pilgrimage of
former Democratic racists into the Republican Party.”.” Most former Dems (like me) who
became Republicans did so because they discovered fraud & hypocrisy & reverse
discrimination. Dems have always recruited voters from the ranks of the so-called
under-privileged. They prey on the naïve & innocent by promoting a false narrative of
prosperity & equality when in reality their true radical agenda

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

is only self-serving. In the name of eliminating racism they actually perpetuate it. An
objective research of sanctuary cities reveals Democratic leadership, NOT Republican.
Supposed to protect the immigrants & improve relationships with local law enforcement,
instead known convicted felons are given refuge. The hope being that even more naïve &
innocent voters emerge from the illegal immigrant population – allowing citizens of
other countries to vote for America’s “new blood” politici

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

...politicians. Legal immigration requires applicants for US citizenship to learn American
history and the Constitution. Then they are given voter rights as now rightly informed &
educated Americans. The Dems want to by-pass all that. Persons illegally in America know
little about the way our government is designed to function, why should they be allowed to
vote?

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

The Democrats gave up three or four racist politicians to the Republican Party, but
required them to take an oath to give up racism and fight against it.
The rest stayed Democrat and fought against the passage of Civil Rights legislation, only
ever written and introduced by Republicans.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

MJ, legal immigrants, and I know quite a few, are fed the same liberal revisionist history
that our children hear in school. They aren't being made into Americans; they are being
indoctrinated into the Democrat Party.

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

The current Dem platform is leaning further left, causing many moderates & conservatives
to rethink their party affiliation. Socialists like Sanders are the faces of Dems “new
blood”. Cory Booker & Kamala Harris are 2 Young Democratic Socialists of America
preparing to take leadership of the party. Like Clinton, Pelosi, & Schumer, their
ideology is taken from the radical philosophy of Saul Alinsky, Russian author who
advocates 8 steps to topple a nation and create a socialist state. Wake u

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

The current Dem platform is leaning further left, causing moderates & conservatives to
rethink their party affiliation. Socialists like Sanders are the faces of Dems “new
blood”. Cory Booker & Kamala Harris are 2 Young Democratic Socialists of America
preparing to take leadership of the party. Like Clinton, Pelosi, & Schumer, their ideology
is taken from the radical philosophy of Saul Alinsky, Russian author who advocates 8 steps
to topple a nation and create a socialist state.

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

The Dem platform is leaning further left, causing moderates & conservatives to rethink
party affiliation. Socialists like Sanders are the faces of Dems “new blood”. Cory
Booker & Kamala Harris are 2 Young Democratic Socialists of America preparing to take
leadership of the party. Like Clinton, Pelosi, & Schumer, their ideology is taken from the
radical philosophy of Saul Alinsky, Russian author who advocates 8 steps to topple a
nation and create a socialist state.

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

TOS - "they are being indoctrinated into the Democrat Party." As long as the only version
of history young people receive is Liberal revisionism, a socialist state is the future
for America. . Current illegal activity in government needs to be curbed & prosecuted –
NOT celebrated by book tours of those flaunting their abhorrent behaviors!

MJThompson 1 year 4 months ago

TOS – “they are being indoctrinated into the Democrat Party” As long as only.
Liberal revisionism is being taught in schools a socialist state is the future for
America. Current illegal activity in government needs to be curbed & prosecuted – NOT
celebrated by book tours of those flaunting their abhorrent behaviors!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

"I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The
Democratic Party has adopted our platform." - Norman Mattoon Thomas (Socialist Party
Presidential candidate, from a 1944 speech)

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Mark – TOS, this is not intended to argue you down in such matters, but I make no
apologies to what I have known, and believed, for a long time. In recognizing the
Republican strategy in the South, you need only point to the electoral strategy to
increase political support among white voters in the South by the Republican Party
appealing to racism against African Americans. I, Mark (MJ) and TOS, and like many others,
have known for quite some time, that it was Republican

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> politicians such as presidential candidate Richard Nixon and Senator Barry
Goldwater who were among the MORE visible parts who developed strategies that successfully
contributed to the political realignment of many white, conservative voters in the South
that had traditionally supported the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. What's
more, their efforts also helped to push the Republican Party MUCH more to the right.

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Look, it was the perception that the Republican Party had served as the vehicle of White
supremacy in the South, particularly during the Goldwater campaign, and the Presidential
Elections of 1968 and 1972, times during and after I had let go of my hatred for Whites,
that made it difficult for the Republican Party to win the support of Black voters in the
South in later years. It wasn't because Blacks and minorities were being misled by
Democrats, but because of the direct

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> actions of Republicans like Nixon and Goldwater. In fact Mark and TOS, their
actions were so profound, that in 2005 the RNC chairman, Ken Mehiman, felt he had to
apologize to the NAACP for exploiting racial polarization to win elections and ignoring
the Black vote. I've known for quite some time, Mark and TOS, that Trump (nor his
surrogates responsible for the push in 2016) wasn't the first to use this tactic to gain
the White vote, just as I believe now, Trump

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> is no miracle from GOD, he's merely a product of the times. An anachronism,
perhaps, at least in terms of how we are used to seeing our Presidents represent the
throne of America, but no miracle from GOD. Yet, for some reason, we humans, tend to
suggest all manners of rationale to explain why we are this and that.. why we have done
this and that.. even with the proof so glaringly staring in our faces. For one to overlook
the shame that lives within

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> what he/she supports, or in slight passing acknowledges it, yet boldly tears down
the support one gives to another, to me Mark and TOS, reveals a selective acceptance of
what is knowingly bad. If you were to go over some of my previous posts, you'll find that
I have often boldly acknowledged the bad that I see in what I support. And like you, I
make exceptions for what I believe to be of the greater good, in a country – a World –
where there are no lasting solutions to

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> our ongoing problems. But the one thing I believe we all can agree upon – There
is a true GOD, and a permanent solution is coming. Peace to you, too!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

Okinawa, I am well aware of the Democrat mythology and its attempt to conflate different
events into one great platform shift between the pro-racist Democrats and the anti-racist
Republicans.
The mythological switch consisted of the Dixiecrats running Strom Thurmond against Harry
Truman for the Democrat primary in 1948 and the FBI moving into the South and ending
lynching.
Lynching was a crime reserved as punishment for any man suspected of being a Republican.
Black suspects were usually...

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

...badly beaten if it was the first offense, white women were shot and white men were
lynched (there was no first offense for race traitors).
When the FBI set up field offices throughout the South in 1964 they were to make sure
that the CRA was obeyed, which included the end of lynchings.
Without the fear of being lynched many closet Republicans came out. Both Rev. M.L. Kings
included. The Democrats got away with a few atrocities, but largely their hateful days of
lynching were over.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

The great exodus from the party of slavery and segregation wasn't the racists and the four
white Democrat politician who switched swore an oath to uphold the CRA and disavow racism.
There never was a racist migration. If you would read up on the Dixiecrat politicians you
would find that only those four out of over 100 made the switch.
The Democrats are still the party of racism, they just wield it more subtly these days.

MJThompson 1 year 3 months ago

Cal – as always, I sincerely respect you & your perspective. I like to think that
you’ve been instrumental in broadening the scope of my research. I’ve wondered from
past comments you’ve made regarding the political ‘right’ why it is you find the
‘right’ opposed to the principles preserved in our nation’s Constitution. I agree,
many individuals who claim affiliation with the ‘right’ have shown corrupt &
perversions of the intent of the founding fathers . However, there are

MJThompson 1 year 3 months ago

& have consistently been, many more who sincerely & faithfully protect the proclaimed will
of the original framers of the charter. From THAT perspective, I have understood
‘conservation’ to mean “one who conserves & holding to traditional attitudes and
values and cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or
religion.” The opposite is the ‘liberal’ view. When I was a Democrat, I was a
‘conservative’ that held a

MJThompson 1 year 3 months ago

high priority on civil rights & social justice. But as a more liberal ideology became
prevalent, I saw traditional (godly) values evolve into a modern worldview that eliminated
God, family, & unbiased justice for all. While attempting to promote a ‘one for all, all
for one’ premise of quasi-unity, the Democrats evolved into a progressive socialist
party. Now, while not ALL subscribe to such an extreme view of radical resistance, the
national platform is predominantly anti-Christian,

MJThompson 1 year 3 months ago

anti-capitalist, anti-traditional values. I understand that if ‘traditional values’ is
discerned as merely antiquated outdated taboos of an ignorant society that
‘progressive’ movements to enlighten & correct such lack of superior knowledge. But
when you regard ‘traditional values’ as ordained by God & consistent with the mandate
revealed in Scripture, the result is disdain for the liberal resistance. While we may
agree – there is a true GOD, and a permanent solution is coming,

MJThompson 1 year 3 months ago

, I cannot agree with the many distorted views & misinterpretations of the Judaeo/
Christian principles upon which America is founded. We can also agree that there are
scoundrels & deceivers in both parties ( & in many religious organizations). But we dare
NOT because of the sins of a few ‘throw the baby out with the bathwater’ by confusing
the aim of the party as a whole. As I read the candidate statements in the recent voter
information booklet,

MJThompson 1 year 3 months ago

I see claims & aims of each posted in their own words. The ones that promote
‘traditional values’ get my vote – Democrat or Republican, Independent, etc. I also
look for endorsements by other prominent groups & leaders. When they are known to oppose
my beliefs as a Christian (such as planned parenthood, anti-Semitic, gay rights, etc.) I
DO NOT vote for them. Only those who have my support based upon these values deserve my
vote. Sadly, I mostly abstained for voting in recent elections.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

MJ, yours seems a reasonable position to take. In my early years, I saw the Democrats,
when they had full control of the South and I would never want them to be in full control
of America.

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Mark (MJ), for sure, you make worthy arguments, particularly when it come to traditional
values which ought to be the cornerstones of any society. I cannot argue with the fact
that the Democratic Party, because of their willingness to promote gay-marriage, abortion,
etc., can/should in fact be labeled as anti-Christian. For there are but two values in
life to consider – those of Christ or Satan, there are no others. That being said, I
cannot disregard or ignore how these values are being

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> put on display by the 'right' and the 'left' of politics merely for the purpose
of gaining power and control over the people. Perhaps part of my disdain for the
Republican Party is due to the fact that I cannot separate Donald Trump and most of his
administration from it. Nor can I separate from my mind the same ideals that made it
possible for Anglo-America to exist, Trump, Sessions and others, want to take away from
others under the guise of national security, those who pose even

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> less a threat to our national security, because of our vetting process, than
those of the KKK, White Nationalists, Neo-Nazis, far-right conservatives who represent
America's 'home-grown' threats to Judaeo/Christian values, despite the Party they may have
originated from. They too have anti-Christian values, and they back our current POTUS who
I cannot separate from the Republican Party, and its congressmen and senators who are
willing to “virtually” turn a 'blind-eye' to every

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> nefarious act he and many of his loyal subjects are charged with, some who have
already plead guilty, all being led, not by a madman, but a cold and calculating POTUS
whose main concerns are for personal wealth, power and control. Again, it has proved
difficult for me to separate him from the Republican Party nor it from him. But I am not
unsympathetic to men such as McCain, Flake, Corker and others who are visibly depressed by
much of the current actions of

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> this administration, nor am I fooled by the countermeasures rolled up against our
Intelligence Agencies and the 'long time' men and women who serve in them. These are not
the actions of patriots, but the actions of schemers and manipulators who are willing to
stay in line with the POTUS for reasons beyond patriotism, and who, perhaps
unintentionally, threaten to tear down the democratic fabric of our Republic. Mark, you
see it as the “sins of the few” which in your

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> mind legitimately separates them from the well established platform of the GOP.
Of course, I can agree with your premise. As I have stated before, I support the
Democratic platform because it conforms to the “Free-Will” concept of GOD, which in my
opinion, and except for the most obvious reasons for law, both religious and man-made,
should not be tampered with through legislation, such as fornication, being a homosexual,
gay marriage, abortion and/or all other

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> direct religious violations established under the Old Testament which are no
longer punished in the same fashion as they were established under Moses. As was the case
then, but even more so now, we are judged individually for our encroachments, which will
lead us into GOD'S final judgments. As a result, I feel no man-made constitution should
determine the fate of someone (in this regard) that is reserved for GOD'S final judgment,
in this regard. Still, I can understand why

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> you may feel by supporting the Democratic platform I, subsequently, support all
those things I say I am apposed to (gay-marriage, homosexuality, abortion, etc.). Well,
truth is I do not mentally support those things. I can only say that the privilege they
have in being and engaging in such, has been granted to them through a power far greater
than any constitution.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

I have the feeling that God would think less of us for NOT following the U.S.
Constitution, which was founded in the wisdom that He gave the Framers.
1 Peter 2:14 "...or to governors as sent by Him for the punishment of evildoers and the
praise of those who do right."
Romans 13:1-2 "Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities For there
is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore
whoever resists authority...

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

...has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation
upon themselves."

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Let us not lump the U. S. Constitution with what you may believe GOD gave them the wisdom
to create. Shall we then say it was out of the wisdom of GOD that the system of
non-religious slavery was inculcated within its framing? Would not GOD had given them the
wisdom not to inculcate the brutality of their slave system into the constitution's
framing? Furthermore, I believe the "condemnation" brought down upon those who "oppose"
the authorities GOD has put in place, is the authorities themselves

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> coming down hard on those who oppose them.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Okinawa, could you please show me where, in the U.S. Constitution, there is any
pro-slavery passage?
Jesus Christ never once railed against slavery and in fact, used slaves in His parables.
Is He too condemned?

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Please stop, TOS! You know exactly what I am explaining here. In order to have the
constitution, a compromise with the southern colonies had to be met. John Adams and others
relented to that compromise, and the constitution was born. There lies the "pro-slavery"
passage. It would be nice if you would read to want to understand. If you would, you'd
have seen where I said (somewhat in like to you stating, "Jesus Christ never once railed
against slavery")

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> "the system of non-religious slavery was inculcated within its framing?" You know
I know that slavery condoned by Jesus was not mandated with cruelty and ungodly works.
Just stop it TOS!!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Okinawa, now who is being obtuse? The U.S. Constitution is a contract, as evidenced by the
Bill of Rights.
NO wording enshrining slavery exists in the U.S. Constitution because the Framers were
writing it for the future of America. Without that document, the Republicans would have
been disabled from freeing the slaves or writing all of the civil rights legislation.
It was an act of personal courage that many of the Signers took against their own
interests to provide a path to freedom...

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

..., for enslaved people, sometime in the future. It was still a hard sell with New York,
North Carolina being the last to ratify. Rhode Island hasn't ratified it yet!
The U.S. Constitution is different from all other such documents in that it is a true
contract, which spells out the powers of the government balanced against the absolute
rights of the governed.
Okinawa, unless you have some special knowledge of slavery during the first century, then
I would suggest it was no different than...

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Of course it doesn't.. I never said it did! What is wrong with you? It exists in the
compromise made, not in wording, specifically, but in ideology. However you choose to
interpret what is in the constitution, that's fine, but don't twist my words in order to
give your Republican conscience the only benefit of doubt. I stand by what I said and what
you know I meant. Repeating things I have heard many times. Always twisting and bending my
words to make your Republican stand!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

...in our South. We know the Romans blinded Greek slaves to make them dependent. Try to
remember that the Romans practiced chattel slavery, just like the southern Democrats.
Slaves were not considered human. You could do as you pleased with them.
A slave in Egypt might be buried (not always killed first) with their dead master or
mistress. In many societies, male slaves were castrated as a norm.
Did you know that if a slave was a troublemaker, was mentally deficient, deformed or too
ugly...

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Okinawa, YOUR biggest mistake, besides being attitudinal is in claiming to know what I
think or that such and such is why I say anything.
Perhaps you could learn more tolerance and hopefully put aside your prejudices so that
they no longer keep you so defensive, biased and antagonistic.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

...the plantation in South America or the Caribbean could sell him or her back to the
slave ship, for pennies on the dollar? America was the last and only chance for these
returned slaves.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

...the South American or Caribbean purchaser would return the undesirable slave to the
next slave ship in port and they got one final chance if they were bought by Americans?
Otherwise any unsold slaves were thrown over the side of the ship in the Atlantic.

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

TOS, antagonistic, really! Couldn't that likewise apply to you? Haven't you been hostile
and in opposition towards me?

MJThompson 1 year 3 months ago

Cal, You say, “I cannot separate Donald Trump and most of his administration from it”
indicating a view that their claims are merely hypocritical, & not genuine. When most of
the media has reported negatively 90-95% of the time, obviously the majority of viewers
are influenced accordingly. Trumps protests of ‘FAKE NEWS’ have been largely ignored
or ridiculed as ridiculous. But since taking office he has accomplished more than most
media reports. The news outlets that do report his favora

MJThompson 1 year 3 months ago

ble achievements are discounted as biased & shunned by the entertainment industry as well.
As a pastor I learned that as they hated Christ, they hated me, Now I’m NOT inferring
that the Trump administration is staffed by saints, but when I see ANY people being
persecuted, made fun of, disrespected, & purposely maligned in the public forums – I am
immediately suspicious of the tormentors. Those who well know the pain of discrimination
(racial or religious) abhor injustice on every level.

MJThompson 1 year 3 months ago

This past year has been the worst political division & subsequent display of resistance,
squelching of free speech, & feigned concerns for the under-privileged I have ever
witnessed in my 65 years as an American. I pray for our nation, knowing that no one is
perfect & certainly not our leaders. So, just as in the last election, I have to choose
between the not so good & the imperfect. When my knowledge & personal experience cause me
to slightly favor one over the other, my conscience demands

MJThompson 1 year 3 months ago

that I commit to the better choice. If the ONLY news acquired is already terribly slanted
in resistance to one, then I’ve got to examine why. When my objective research results
in irrefutable evidence that contradicts those oppositions, I separate myself from the
crowd. Additionally, recent dismissals & ‘reassignments’ at the DOJ & FBI &
investigations into Uranium One & Fisa Court abuse are beginning to slowly swing the
pendulum back towards the right.

MJThompson 1 year 3 months ago

The broadest range of news sources will provide ALL perspectives objectively, leaving
opinions to the listeners, NOT the commentators. When I read & hear similar facts from
numeral sources I find a quite different consensus than being lauded by the liberal media.
My circles of influence are predominantly conservative with an admittedly strong bias
toward traditional values & Constitutional Law. On every point, the liberal left staunchly
opposes those values. On Christ the Solid Rock I stand,

MJThompson 1 year 3 months ago

ALL other ground is sinking sand! I know who are with me by the outcry of those obviously
against me. There is a right & a wrong, good & evil, one or the other in ALL of life. My
God-given responsibility is to properly discern between the two.
"I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that
both you and your descendants may live" - Dut. 30:19. Peace!

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Mark, I am in agreement with most of what you posted. With regards to your belief that
Trump has done more than the media reports, or gives him credit for, to that I say Yes, of
course he has, because he's been allowed to accomplish more. And, I believe he'd
accomplish even more, if all he himself hoped to accomplish was more than rolling back
everything Obama and his administration put in place, which seems to be his overwhelming
obsession from start to present.

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

I make no apologies for my loathing of the current POTUS. I believe he deserves every
ounce of my loathing of him, just as I feel you and others believe Obama is deserving of
whatever bad feeling you have for him – to which I'm sure you make no apologies for
either. It's difficult for me to believe that an eight-years president like Obama could
have been the all-round disaster like Trump and his surrogates (including most
Republicans) pushed forward from (mainly) 2010

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> until he left office in January 2017. Now, the creators of obstruction, are angry
and calling Democrats obstructionists. As a former military man, serving in three
components (four if you include the Navy/Marine Corps together), unlike most Americans,
who really didn't want Obama to commit additional forces to Iraq, and particularly to
enforce the 'red-line' drawn in Syria, which at the time the American people voiced a true
weariness to the war. But when Obama

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> went before congress asking for their blessing, I must admit I felt proud –
proud that finally the United States was going to show Asaad he couldn't get away with
murdering innocent women and children, bombing hospitals and killing his own people. And
when Republicans and Democrats refused to give Obama their blessings, I was mortified. But
my greatest anguish came when Obama didn't tell them all to go straight to hell, and did
it any way. Instead, he catered to

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> the majority of the American people, and now he's the only one blamed for Syria,
and Republicans, including some Democrats, never let him forget it. This was my major
disappointment in Obama. All the other crap you can have. Like when he pulled most of our
troops from Iraq. To hear Republicans say it, Obama should have known his plan to supply
the Iraqi's with training and weapons wouldn't work. Obama should have known that more
than 500,000 of those

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> Iraqi troops with the best military training and weaponry would turn tail and run
from less than 30,000 ISIS murderers, leaving so much equipment in the hands of murderers.
Yes, I can admit to holding Obama to his share of blame for Syria, and for much of his
foreign relations, but I refuse to blame him for the sun not shining, or for the unusual
cold of Spring. He gets enough blame for that from Trump and his followers all over.

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

That being said, with regards to the news media – particularly those like MSNBC, CNN,
whichever news sources Trump and the right deems as 'Fake News', I can only say – each
to their own! I can honestly say, that the few times I watched Fox News, or listened to
right-wing conservative talk radio, I have never had the displeasure of listening to so
much disinformation – ever! The reporters of medias like MSNBC and CNN dig deep to the
sources. They are labeled as 'Fake News'

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> partly because of that and because they refuse to give Trump the blind loyalty
that Fox News and conservative radio are willing to do. Those who claim they are 'Fake
News' do so because they, too, are disappointed that such blind loyalty isn't afforded to
Trump. These same people even refuse to see Trump for what he is – the most nefarious
president to ever sit in the chair!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Cal, in my eyes you are the victim of liars and you have believed them. I can tell who
lied to you, but they did lie.
The Democrat party has been plotting and working hard to regain control over black
Americans, ever since they lost the Civil War.
They have also done everything possible to destroy the victorious Republicans, including
the lynching murders of over 4,000.
Would God want you to be quiet if you knew someone who had been the victim of a horrible,
vicious and corrosive lie?

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

I haven't lied to you NOT EVEN ONCE. You may not like the truth, but that will not change
what I say. I am not asking you to be grateful. I only ask that you put REAL research into
what I say and what you believe.
The book "Cause" by Tonya Bolden is a great place to start.

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

TOS, if you believe all of what you have just posted, would you then say that Feinstein,
Schumer, Pelosi, Perez, Jason Rae, Inslee, Meng, Munoz, Lorna Johnson, Martin, Blake,
Peterson, and many other honorable Democrats, no more or less honorable than any
Republican you can name - are all part of this plot? John McGraw, 78, a Republican-White
Nationalist who sucker punched Rakeem Jones at a Trump tally, should I discard him and set
my mind on the Democratic Party that is trying put me and

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Cont'd>> other Black people in chains once again? What's more, TOS, Tonya Bolden isn't the
only one with lessons on reconstruction. Her's is but one of many I have read. She mixes
truth with conjecture, but, nevertheless, things I already know.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Cal, while yes it is a plot the Democrats appear to be choosing Party over country.
The Democrats tight allegiance with entities, like Organized Crime, the former Soviet
Union and George Soros has had more to do with their policies than the good of U.S.
citizens.
They only need their millions of useful idiots to show up at polling places and vote for
anything with a (D).
I'll trade you one John McGraw for a whole chapter of SEIU thugs, who invaded and
violently disrupted peaceful Tea Party...

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

...events.First of all "Republican-White Nationalist" is a racist anti-American term
invented to hurt, no differently than the term "honky" once was used.
These new Neo-Nazi and White Supremacist groups have been tied to men, like Jason
Kessler, befriended by the last administration, from the occupier's group.
What a slick move - Democrats secretly start a fake movement that attracts morons and
then have it try to support President Trump. It is one of the tricks Organized Crime
taught them.

Okinawa1985 1 year 3 months ago

Now, who being antagonistic? Not only antagonistic, TOS, but also downright foolish and
ignorant to the fact that all you have just said describes how I believe you truly feel
about Trump and your own Republican Party. Awe, TOS, you almost had me fooled for a while.
It's a pathetic shame, you are still quite delusional. Who's been found to be in bed with
the Russians than Trump and his 'swamp creatures' he was suppose to get rid of? You've got
to do better than this post TOS!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 3 months ago

Cal, you just cannot be so ill-informed and attitudinal. I have given you credit for
average intelligence but that doesn't square with your political beliefs.
I wish that I could speak to you in parables as suggested in Matthew 13:13:
"The reason I talk to them in parables is that they look without seeing and listen
without hearing or understanding."
Maybe then, you would finally see the light.


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I would much be one of the poor than being one of the rich. Look what Jesus says about the Poor: Luke 6:20
20 Looking at his disciples, he said:
“Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God

and:
Matthew 5:3
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Now for the Rich Jesus says:
Matthew 19:24
24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

Do not worry about material riches...they will become your gods.....but seek the TRUE GOD FIRST and you will receive eternal life in heaven which is far better than any material wealth here on earth.
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CollegeMHCcom 1 year 4 months ago

I'm with you on this. God became poor.

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

IseeJesus and CollegeMHCoom, Greetings! Luke and Matthew do paint a beautiful picture of
the poor. But I ask you, If the poor man steals, lies, commits adultery, murders and
continues to SIN daily, how favorably will GOD look upon such a poor man? And if the poor
man seeks riches because he is poor, but understands Luke and Matthew, and desires NOT to
make wealth his god, will GOD look upon him favorability? I say YES and NO, because it
still depends upon the true heart of the man!

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

If I might add to that. How badly might a rich man seem to the Almighty after a life lived
giving men work for their hands, bread for their tables and a pension when they can no
longer work?
The wealthy are the biggest reason that this planet is not a desolate wasteland, run by
roving bands of marauders.
You might be surprised to find out how big that needle and its eye have grown in the past
19 centuries.

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

TOS, I agree, in part, mainly because of the role government should play in the lives of
those who vote people in to serve them. In this case, the "rich man" should be the
government, creating the best plans that will support and satisfy everyone. Each plan
created must serve to support the current condition of every citizen. The rich man, in the
instance of government, enforces laws that are common sense and just for all.. not
diminished and made only to serve the relative few.

Lux_Report 1 year 4 months ago

IJ, is this really the Truth that Jesus said:
"I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone
who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

If that is True, that explains why USA is such a screwed up place, leading to our lives
and treasure wasted on War after War after War, and other wrongs, thanks to the Wall
Street Billionaires (Rich) that rule USA, leading to their Billionaire pal Trump being the
POTUS. That explains it all then. Dont you think?

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

Okinawa, I am flabbergasted. I never thought you would ever endorse such a Republican
point of view.

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

TOS, I have always supported Republican points of view, but in the ways you and others
don't seem to understand. I also support the Democratic points of view, many of which I
strongly feel supports mankind's "GOD-given" freedom of choice separate from man-made
constitution. If we are judged by what we are doing, then for sure, based on what we are
doing, GOD will judge us, individually, and individually we will answer to HIM when the
time comes. Because I believe such,

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> I'm not afraid to tell Democrats that it is only because of GOD-given free will
that I support the concepts of the Party, and that its members will be judged according to
their works. It's the same with Republican/conservatives and Evangelicals. Regardless of
whatever their rationale, GOD sees through it all.


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ThomatOurStore


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The Bible has always exalted the industrious and hard working. Though the poor may inherit the Kingdom, that will likely not include those who COULD sustain their families through their own labors, but instead live off the taxes, levied against the industrious.
I do not believe that God will look favorably upon the Hollywood elite; any people, who gained their riches through politics; welfare cheats; those who use their wealth to undermine, otherwise moral and just societies or many trust fund babies.
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ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

I firmly believe that allows some to get rich and employ those who value and need
employment, just as I believe that any employee who does less of a task than they are paid
to do - is a thief and theft is also a sin against God.

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

TOS: You state that you “do not believe that God will look favorably upon the Hollywood
elite; any people, who gained their riches through politics; welfare cheats; those who use
their wealth to undermine, otherwise moral and just societies or many trust fund
babies.” My 'two-fold question' for you is, “Who are the Hollywood Elites, and who of
them uses their riches for the good of mankind?”

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

It is my understand that GOD evaluates each person based on works and deeds. Welfare
cheats, those who use there wealth to undermine otherwise moral and just societies or many
trust fund babies as you express it, are unique unto themselves. Throughout my lifetime, I
have never visited, lived in, or known of a “moral and just society.” I have, however
visited, lived in and/or known of just and moral people who live in them.

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Those who cheat on welfare, are no different than those who cheat on taxes. Trust fund
babies who grow up undermining through the use of their wealth, are no different than
non-trust fund babies who grow up, create wealth for themselves, and undermine through the
use of their wealth. My point is, and to reiterate, GOD evaluates each person based on
works and deeds, irregardless of wealth and/or status. Whether part of the Hollywood
Elite, Sports Elite,

Okinawa1985 1 year 4 months ago

Cont'd>> Blue collar or White collar worker, a world President, or the poor and working
class, GOD judges us based on who we are, regarding our individual morals and just and
righteous natures.

ThomatOurStore 1 year 4 months ago

Okinawa1985, it is good to see that you finally agree.


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CollegeMHCcom


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Has not God chosen the poor to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom......?
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Matthew 19:24 King James Version (KJV)
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
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CollegeMHCcom 1 year 4 months ago

God became poor in 2 Cor 8:9. wowowowowowowowowowow

CollegeMHCcom 1 year 4 months ago

"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your
sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich."

mmerlinn 1 year 4 months ago

And WHY is it easier for a camel to do that as opposed to the rich entering the Kingdom of
God?

Quite simple. For most rich people money is their god making it nigh unto impossible
for them to humble themselves before God. Just look at ego busting DT. Everything he says
is "I, I, I" giving NO credit to God who PUT HIM WHERE HE IS.


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