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           Comment on Federal Judge Attacks Trump As Adopting The Same Rhetoric and Tactics As The KKK by Mark M.       Comment   Translate Page      
"Burden?" Another Pravda Faux News addle-brained bot. Here's how authentic American Patriots think. So sorry for your loss, and your condition. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/seattle-isnt-afraid-of-immigrants-mr-trump/2019/04/12/f26c370e-5d5e-11e9-9625-01d48d50ef75_story.html?utm_term=.775cb0e1d856 Seattle isn’t afraid of immigrants, Mr. Trump Jenny A. Durkan, a Democrat, is mayor of Seattle. Here’s a message to President Trump: Seattle is not afraid of immigrants and refugees. In fact, we have always welcomed people who have faced tremendous hardships around the world. Immigrants and refugees are part of Seattle’s heritage, and they will continue to make us the city of the future. What does scare us? A president and federal government that would seek to weaponize a law enforcement agency to punish perceived political enemies. A would-be despot who thinks the rule of law does not apply to him. On Friday, Trump took to Twitter to confirm a Post report that the White House wants to place detained immigrants in so-called sanctuary cities represented by Democrats. In doing so, he trotted out his favorite playbook: He is demonizing immigrants and refugees to incite fear and to distract the American public from his own failures. Despite his party having control of the whole federal government for two years, Trump has utterly failed to fix our immigration system, to provide real opportunity for middle America or to improve the lives of the Americans in the places that supported him. It’s clear he hates the fact that the very cities he scorns are engines of innovation, opportunity and economic power. But we will not be deterred. The president’s threats won’t intimidate me as a mayor of a city with an open door, as a former federal prosecutor or as the granddaughter of a teenager who fled a war-torn, starving and impoverished country only to be welcomed in America. This president believes that immigrants and refugees burden our country and burden cities like ours. But he could not be more wrong. In Seattle, we know that our immigrant and refugee communities make our city a stronger, more vibrant place. Our immigrant neighbors make up more than 18 percent of our population, and 21 percent of our population speaks a language other than English at home. They create businesses and jobs. They create art and culture. They help teach our kids, serve in law enforcement and the military, and lead our places of faith. Our immigrant and refugee neighbors have helped Seattle become the fastest-growing big city in the country and become home to some of the world’s most iconic companies. And we know that today’s immigrants are tomorrow’s U.S. citizens who should have the chance to contribute to the economic, cultural and civic life of Seattle — and our nation. Contrary to what this president thinks, in Seattle, we have strong American values of inclusiveness and opportunity. Instead of threatening immigrant families and the cities that welcome them, this president should spend a little bit more time trying to learn from us. In Seattle, we have started to provide tuition-free college for our public high school graduates, regardless of a young person’s immigration status. We’re expanding internship and apprenticeship opportunities to connect all our young people with the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re working to help tens of thousands of legal permanent residents become U.S. citizens as part of the New Citizen Campaign and our other citizenship programs. Our Ready to Work program connects people with case managers and English language education to help our immigrant and refugee neighbors gain the skills necessary to enter our booming jobs market. We will not allow a president who continues to threaten our shared values of inclusion, opportunity and diversity to jeopardize the health and safety of our communities. That’s why, shortly after taking office, I issued a mayoral directive strengthening Seattle’s “Welcoming City” laws that make clear that our city will not ask about — or improperly divulge information about — a resident’s immigration status. And our police officers will continue to focus on local law enforcement — not serve as federal immigration enforcement officials. This is what the president means when he uses the term “sanctuary city.” Our city has already taken on this president and won. When Trump and the Justice Department threatened to withhold federal funding over our policies, we beat him in court. When he announced his cruel plan to separate children and families, Democratic mayors stood up to say we are better than this as a country. So if this president wants to send immigrants and refugees to Seattle and other welcoming cities, let me be clear: We will do what we have always done, and we will be stronger for it. And it will only strengthen our commitment to fighting for the dignity of every person. We will not allow any administration to use the power of America to destroy the promise of America.
           Comment on General Debate 14 April 2019 by Fletch       Comment   Translate Page      
Trump trolling level: Advanced :lol: Trump posts on Twitter that since liberals won't let him build his wall that all illegal migrants should be bused to so-called sanctuary cities and let them take care of them. <blockquote>Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019 ....The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019</blockquote> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPb1uUmjB4c LOL, of course it caused an uproar among the Dems and the liberal media. Not sure why, he's only giving them what they want. Actually, he should make it so that blue states can enact the stupid laws they want - the green new deal, tax rates of 90% for the rich, open borders, free education, medicare for all. Let's see how long those states last. They'd end up being rubbish tips, like Detroit.
          Production Assistant I - Pfizer - Middleton, WI      Comment   Translate Page      
Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment....
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          Derry Tricentennial Draws Descendents of N.H.'s First Scots-Irish Settlers      Comment   Translate Page      
Derry and its surrounding towns are kicking off their 300 th year anniversary this weekend with bagpipes, craft demonstrations and history lectures. The region was originally inhabited by Penacook Abenaki people, before it was colonized in 1719 by a group of Ulster Scots (Scots-Irish) families fleeing religious persecution from Northern Ireland. They named it the "Nutfield Settlement," and their journey marked the beginning of more than a century of Scots-Irish immigration to the U.S. Many of those descendents moved across North America, and this weekend some have flown from Canada, Texas, and California to meet each other. Paul Lindemann, one of the Nutfield Tricentennial organizers, says it's become a family reunion. "These folks live and breathe their family histories going back six or seven generations. With an event like this, they get to meet relatives they've never met." One potential relative is Linde Lunney, an Irish historian who spent the morning visiting Pinkerton Academy.
          Biographer David Cay Johnston rips into detractors who didn’t heed his warnings about ‘dictator Trump’      Comment   Translate Page      

An author who literally wrote the book on Donald Trump’s shady financial history went off on detractors who failed to heed his warnings even prior to 2016. Pulitzer winner David Cay Johnston told CNN’s Ana Cabrera Saturday that the laws governing the release of presidential tax returns a...

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          Fight brews as DA hides details about mass confiscations      Comment   Translate Page      

A fight is brewing in Pennsylvania over laws allowing authorities to confiscate property without filing criminal charges. Civil forfeiture is not a well-known process, even though the Supreme Court recently ruled against Indiana’s plan to confiscate a $40,000 Land Rover for a minor drug offense. The Institute for Justice announced it is teaming up with a newspaper […]

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          Claims Construction Specialist - Saskatchewan Government Insurance - Saskatoon, SK      Comment   Translate Page      
Reviews building codes and bylaws (National Building Code of Canada, city building bylaws and other codes and bylaws governing building construction) to... $69,708 - $89,892 a year
From Saskatchewan Government Insurance - Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:09:49 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Bonnie Rotten Pitch Black Pole Dancer      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Software Development Engineer II - Amazon Connect (AWS) - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
With Amazon Connect you can leverage the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda,...
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          Systems Development Engineer - AWS AI Services / Machine Learning - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Frameworks and Infrastructure with tools like Apache MXNet and TensorFlow, API-driven Services like Amazon Polly and Rekognition to quickly add intelligence to...
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          Sr. Front-End Engineer - Amazon Connect (AWS) - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Principal Product Manager - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Front-End Engineer II - Amazon Connect (AWS) - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
From Amazon.com - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:52:51 GMT - View all Seattle, WA jobs
          Sr. Product Manager - AWS AI - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Today, the team delivers multiple services such as Rekognition, Lex, Polly, as well as ML Engines and Platform as a Service....
From Amazon.com - Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:57:52 GMT - View all Seattle, WA jobs
          Software Development Manager - Amazon Connect (AWS) - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
From Amazon.com - Wed, 13 Mar 2019 07:59:51 GMT - View all Seattle, WA jobs
          Software Development Engineer - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Amazon Connect - Sr Software Development Manager - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Technical Program Manager - Amazon Connect - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Senior Software Development Engineer - Amazon Connect (AWS) - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Telecom Engineer - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
With Amazon Connect you can leverage the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda,...
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          System Development Engineer - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
With Amazon Connect you can leverage the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda,...
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          Senior Documentation Manager - AI/ML - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
In this role, you will lead our efforts to create and enhance our documentation for several AWS services, including Amazon SageMaker, Comprehend, DeepLens,...
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          Software Development Manager - Amazon Connect - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Software Development Test Engineer - Amazon Connect - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Amazon Connect leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence and the large ecosystem of AWS services such as Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3...
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          Attorney General: detention center broke open meetings law      Comment   Translate Page      
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island’s Attorney General has ruled the operators of a federal immigration detention facility in Central Falls violated the state’s open meeting laws in approving a $ 1.5 million loan at an emergency meeting. The Providence Journal reports Attorney General Peter Neronha’s office determined Friday that the Central Falls Detention […]
          Comment on Free Julian Assange by DMA      Comment   Translate Page      
I also favor free speech and journalism but have not followed the Assange story very closely. I don't think he should be freed if he broke laws and endangered people just because his actions exposed other crimes. I lean to the free market side of politics but will not support anarchy. But what I noticed in this post is a problem no mater where you land on these subjects. Words without context or clear definition subvert free speech and prevent clear journalism. I find "American imperialism" about as explicit as "climate change" and don't even know how to respond to it. I think both terms have grown many shades of political meaning that renders them meaningless without further explanation. Very often their context shows that their use is merely to cause an emotional reaction. That may be a fair purpose for journalism but it is also often used to obscure the truth and that fits my idea of "yellow journalism"
          Truck Driver - Coastal Chemical Company, a Brenntag Company - Gillette, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
Understand &amp; complete all shipping paperwork. Obey traffic laws &amp; hours of service rules per DOT. Be able to pass drug screening, physical and human performance...
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          Congress manifesto draws praise from Stalin      Comment   Translate Page      
DMK leader says it reflects the aspirations of the party with its stand on federalism
           Comment on Anti-BDS laws are ‘McCarthyism 2.0 with loyalty to Israel’s far right regime as litmus test’ — Barghouti by Annie Robbins       Comment   Translate Page      
here's the video: <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">this is my interview from earlier today with Omar Barghouti via skype <a href="https://t.co/dqZhUkV5xy" rel="nofollow">https://t.co/dqZhUkV5xy</a></p>— Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) <a href="https://twitter.com/PeterBeinart/status/1116402718971781120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow">April 11, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
          AWS Developer - Acheron Software Consultancy - Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana      Comment   Translate Page      
Developing and maintaining applications written for Amazon Simple Storage Service, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service, Amazon Simple Notification...
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          Front End Developer with experience in React & AWS - Unify Technologies Pvt Ltd - HITEC City, Hyderabad, Telangana      Comment   Translate Page      
Proficiency with Amazon Web Services, particularly s3, EC2, Dynamo. 4~5 years software development experience.... ₹6,00,000 - ₹12,00,000 a year
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          D2_AWS Platform Architect_HYDERABAD - Capgemini - Hyderabad, Telangana      Comment   Translate Page      
Should have used Amazon Athena for interactive query. Should be well versed in real time processing using Amazon Kinesis suite,....
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          AWS Data Engineer-6 to 8 Years-Hyderabad - Capgemini - Hyderabad, Telangana      Comment   Translate Page      
Should be well versed in real time processing using Amazon Kinesis suite. Should have experience in implementation migration of a Big Data project using Amazon...
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          AWS Redshift developer - 6 to 9 years - Hyderabad - Capgemini - Hyderabad, Telangana      Comment   Translate Page      
Experience developing data warehouse and analytics solutions using AWS services including Amazon Redshift snowflake EMR PL SQL PostgreSQL 2 years architect and...
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          AWS Redshift - 12-14 years - Hyderabad - Capgemini - Hyderabad, Telangana      Comment   Translate Page      
Experience developing data warehouse and analytics solutions using AWS services including Amazon Redshift snowflake EMR PL SQL PostgreSQL 2 years architect and...
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          The Legal Narrative Funnel That's Being Used To Extradite Assange      Comment   Translate Page      

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com,

Isn’t it interesting how an Ecuadorian “asylum conditions” technicality, a UK bail technicality, and a US whistleblowing technicality all just so happened to converge in a way that just so happens to look exactly the same as imprisoning a journalist for telling the truth?

Following the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, top UK officials all began simultaneously piping the following exact phrase into public consciousness: “No one is above the law.”

“This goes to show that in the United Kingdom, no one is above the law,” Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament after Assange’s arrest.

“Julian Assange is no hero and no one is above the law,” tweeted Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

“Nearly 7 years after entering the Ecuadorean Embassy, I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK. I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation and @metpoliceuk for its professionalism. No one is above the law,” tweeted Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

Over and over again that phrase showed up to be unquestioningly re-bleated by the human livestock known as the British press in all their reporting on the Assange case: No one is above the law. No one is above the law. No one is above the law. Something tells me they really want people to know that, with regard to Julian Assange, no one is above the law.

But what is “the law” in this particular case? What they are constantly referring to as “the law” with regard to Assange is in fact nothing more than a combination of ridiculous bureaucratic technicalities which can be (and have been) interpreted very differently, but are now instead being interpreted in a way which just so happens to lead to a truth-telling journalist being locked in a cage, awaiting extradition to the same government which tortured Chelsea Manning.

Now, the US is a Free Democracy™. When you are a Free Democracy™, you can’t just go around imprisoning journalists willy nilly simply for telling the truth about your government. That’s something other countries do, bad countries, the kind of country the US routinely invades in order to help spread Freedom and Democracy™. The US would never do that. But it would diddle a bunch of narratives in such a way that just so happens to achieve exactly the same result.

As we discussed yesterday, the Trump administration’s extradition request is accompanied by criminal charges which are based on the same information which the Obama administration declined to charge Assange for, a point which has been discussed in more detail in a new article by The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald and Micah Lee. The Obama administration looked at the evidence and concluded that there was no way to charge Assange with anything without endangering press freedoms, then the Trump administration looked at literally the exact same evidence and said screw press freedoms, we’re going after him. They wanted to punish Assange and show the world what happens to a journalist who exposes US war crimes, so they changed the narrative to make it happen.

But they couldn’t extradite Assange from the UK if the British government didn’t legally have Assange in custody.

To get around this problem, the UK, which is functionally just a province within the US-centralized empire, used a bail technicality to justify his arrest. After the Swedish government decided to drop its sexual assault investigation without issuing any charges, Assange’s legal team attempted last year to get a British arrest warrant dropped for a bail violation which went into effect when the WikiLeaks founder took political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy. The judge in that case, Emma Arbuthnot, just happens to be married to former Tory junior Defence Minister and government whip James Arbuthnot, who served as director of Security Intelligence Consultancy SC Strategy Ltd with a former head of MI6. Lady Arbuthnot denied Assange’s request with extreme vitriol, despite his argument that British law does have provisions which allow for the time he’d already served under functional house arrest to count toward far more time than would be served for violating bail. The British government kept police stationed outside the embassy at taxpayers’ expense with orders to arrest Assange on sight.

But they couldn’t arrest Assange as long as he had legal political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy.

To get around that problem, Ecuador’s new president Lenin Moreno found himself being courted by the US government, meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and reportedly discussing Assange after US Democratic senators petitioned Pence to push for Moreno to revoke political asylum. The New York Times reported last year that in 2017 Paul Manafort met with Moreno and offered to broker a deal where Ecuador could receive debt relief aid in exchange for handing Assange over, and just last month Ecuador ended up receiving a 4.2 billion dollar loan from the Washington-based IMF. And then, lo and behold, we just so happen to see Ecuador justifying the revocation of political asylum under the absurd claim that Assange had violated conditions that were only recently invented, using narratives that were based on wild distortions and outright lies.

In this way a kind of narrative funnel was created, funneling Assange from the embassy to British police on the imaginary narrative that Assange had violated asylum conditions and that he needs to serve time for a bail violation, which in turn allows for Assange to be funneled from the UK into the US on the imaginary narrative that he broke some kind of law by trying to help Chelsea Manning cover her tracks and avoid detection, which is all made possible by the fact that the government of Australia (another province in the US-centralized empire) has refused to provide any protection for its citizen. And the end result just so happens to look the same as what you see when a journalist tries to expose malfeasance in an overtly totalitarian government.

This is called Nice Guy Fascism. With a little narrative manipulation you get to act just like a brutal totalitarian regime and then say it’s not because you’re a brutal totalitarian regime, it’s because you’re deeply deeply concerned about the adherence to a specific interpretation of the bureaucratic technicalities of bail protocol. No one is above the law. No one is above the law. No one is above the law.

They keep saying “No one is above the law,” but what they really mean is “No one is safe from the law.” Our rulers are using Assange to show that they can get anyone who tells the truth about them, even if there are laws and policies in place which ostensibly prohibit that.

Manipulators love the rule of law, because they are able to twist it toward their infernal ends. It’s always possible to squint at laws in such a way that it allows them to be interpreted to the benefit of the powerful, which is why lawyers are often horrible human beings. All the most horrific things that have been done throughout the history of civilization have been carried out not by criminals but by law-abiding citizens, because they were perfectly legal under the ruling governments of that time. Genocide, slavery, torture, the use of the atomic bomb: all perfectly legal and state-sanctioned in their time.

They want you looking at “the rule of law”. They want you fixated on it. But really “the rule of law” is nothing other than a series of mental narratives which are treated as reality by existing power structures. Assange is a prisoner by narrative, because he punched holes in the authorized narratives of the powerful. Whoever controls the narrative controls the world.

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          Microsoft Windows/Cloud Engineer - smartShift Technologies - Montréal, QC      Comment   Translate Page      
Working knowledge in deploying and maintaining cloud infrastructure utilizing AWS services such as EC2, S3, RDS, KMS, Lambda, IAM, Kinesis, ECS – or equivalent...
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          Software Engineer - Micro Focus - Montréal, QC      Comment   Translate Page      
Work experience with AWS SDK, EC2, RDS, IAM, Elasticache, CloudWatch, Derby etc. Micro Focus is seeking an energetic, self-driven Software Developer....
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          3 Hack Saws & 5 Wood Saws      Comment   Translate Page      
8 Saws for $25.00 Come and get them all $25.00
          Silver and Golden Persian Kits - CFA Reg (Advertigo)      Comment   Translate Page      
Shaded-Paws Cattery is now accepting deposits on a litter of Silver amp Golden Persian kits born... Pictures and contact information on Advertigo website.

          Bike Park Laborer - Summer 2019 - Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Corporation - Teton Village, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
Learn and grasp various Trail Crew tasks from general labor to running of brush saws and rock drills. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort....
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          A ‘Game of Thrones’ VFX specialist shows us how they digitally bring dragons to life      Comment   Translate Page      
Mark Spindler’s official title with the visual effects company Pixomondo is compositing supervisor, which means he’s responsible for taking different VFX elements and wizardry and stitching them together into a seamless whole. It sounds like a super-geeky, highly technical job. But when you look at the work he and his colleagues have done behind-the-scenes for the last several seasons now of Game of Thrones, the show’s three fire-breathing dragons they’ve helped digitally bring to life and imbue with terrifying realism belie a job with, it turns out, so many layers beyond mere technical prowess. Which is a long way of saying -- for the Pixomondo team, one of the nearly dozen or so companies handling various aspects of Game of Throne's VFX needs, rendering a make-believe idea like a dragon into existence actually first requires a ton of painstaking work before you even start with a computer. That means researching real-world animals with similarities to a dragon, so reptiles like lizards as well as bats (the former to study the scales and skin, the latter because of the wings). The Pixomondo team pored over video and real-world detail, paying close attention to the way such animals look and behave in their natural surroundings to correctly animate the scales, movements, muscles and body of Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion -- the show’s three dragons that belong to their white-haired mother Daenerys. But it doesn’t stop there. There aren’t any fire-breathing animals in the real world to study, so to nail the realism of that aspect Spindler said the Pixomondo team analyzed the way flamethrowers spit fire, including the way flames lick up anything in their path. It’s painstaking creative work that evolved and got more complex as the dragons progressed from small hatchlings born at the end of season 1 on to the fearsome beasts of epic proportions we see in later seasons. Growth that also came in tandem with HBO’s correspondingly massive budget for a show whose final season -- which begins on Sunday -- has become a must-watch touchstone of pop culture. “Of course, it’s emotional,” Spindler told BGR from Pixomondo’s office in Frankfurt, Germany, about the imminent end of the series and his team’s work for HBO's VFX Supervisor Joe Bauer and VFX Producer Steve Kullback. Both of whom have been in charge of the visual effects for the whole series since season 3 and season 2, respectively. For me, it’s my sixth season now,” Spindler continued. “I started on Season Three. Some of my co-workers here started with Season Two. So it’s a long journey. “The visual effects supervisor from HBO has also now been on the show for six seasons, so we know what he wants, and I think we have a good working relationship. The communication is quite easy. It’s something special, knowing that we’ve come to an end after having worked on this for so long.” Spindler gave BGR a taste of how Pixomondo -- one of the few VFX vendors that have worked on GoT almost from the beginning - has contributed to the look and development of the dragons, which you can see evolve in the video clip above. The footage takes you through the dragons’ collective evolution across each season, showcasing what’s involved in the animation, rendering, matching of graphics to footage with actors, making sure the digitally rendered dragons are lit to match the rest of the scene .. and on and on. The clip ends with a somber Jon Snow appearing to pet a mounted contraption, on top of which a dragon will be displayed so that it looks like that’s what he’s petting in the scene. For their part, the Pixomondo crew generally always started talking with HBO about the forthcoming season pretty much as soon as the last one has wrapped. The team gets a first draft of the screenplay and storyboard to get a sense of where the action is headed. That lets them start thinking through ideas, though the VFX specialists can’t do too much until the new season actually starts getting shot. And, as we said, it’s not all computer-based magic that turns the dragons from words on a page into scary movement on the screen. The show’s VFX professionals have resorted at times to “acting” out various movements the dragons would need to perform, with some of the Pixomondo crew at one point tied up on all fours and angrily straining at their bonds to serve as reference footage for the dragons. The finale of the previous season gave us one of the most game-changing seasons of the show thus far, involving the “dead” Viserion. The nearly 125-foot-long computer generated beast was “reborn” as an ice dragon, thanks to the dark power of the Night King (with a helpful assist from Pixomondo) and which was shown spitting enough blue fire to completely wreck the towering Wall in the north. That set up the stakes for the showdown Game of Thrones fans around the world are waiting to see unfold over the course of its final six episodes. “The most important thing I would say regarding the realism is you look at the real world for reference, and obviously there are no real dragons in the real world,” Spindler said about the work. “But there are certainly some animals that resemble a dragon, like lizards. There are so many documentary shots out there with closeups of animals, where you can really see a lot of detail about how they actually look and behave. Looking at things like that is really helpful." The hard part is in balancing the realism with the cinematic requirements of a shot, meaning once you bring the dragons to life, you've still got to make them look like they would look if they were really there, actually in front of the camera and in the same scene as the actors, under the same lighting conditions. To help with that, Bauer and a colleague at one point during filming held what amounted to dragon puppets on poles to help establish the framing and lighting for a shot, in addition to giving the actors something to play off of. At another point, Pixomondo used a YouTube video they found of an eagle snatching up a goat as a reference for a scene involving the dragon Drogon, after it's spit fire on a goat and used its claws to grab it before taking off into the sky. To give you an idea of how complicated and sprawling the series' VFX needs have become, one episode in the upcoming season reportedly features more than 1,300 VFX shots. While, for comparison, there were fewer than 600 in all of season 2. As far as what we can expect to see in season 8, regarding the dragons as well as everything else, Spindler is coy. “I think the same thing that has been true for the last seasons is true this time. Everything is just bigger, more exciting. “I think there’s the sense now that all the different parties in the storyline are really close to each other and everything is coming to an end. There’s going to be a lot of action, so less exposition is needed than in previous seasons. There are still lots of things I don’t know about, but from what I’ve seen and what I know, yes, it’s going to be exciting for sure. I've been a fan of the show myself, so it's been great to be part of it. Definitely not something that comes along every day."
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          Apr 14, Office of Readings for Sunday of the 6th week of Lent      Comment   Translate Page      

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
Ordinary: 1045
Proper of Seasons: 416
Psalter: Sunday, Week II, 1213

Office of Readings for Passion Sunday in the Holy Week

God, come to my assistance.
Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

HYMN

Sing with all the sons of glory,
Sing the resurrection song!
Death and sorrow, earth's dark story,
To the former days belong.
All around the clouds are breaking,
Soon the storms of time shall cease;
In God's likeness, man awaking,
Knows the everlasting peace.

O what glory, far exceeding
All that eye has yet perceived!
Holiest hearts for ages pleading,
Never that full joy conceived.
God has promised, Christ prepares it,
There on high our welcome waits;
Every humble spirit shares it,
Christ has passed th'eternal gates.

Life eternal! heav'n rejoices:
Jesus lives who once was dead;
Join, O man, the deathless voices;
Child of God, lift up thy head!
Patriarchs from the distant ages,
Saints all longing for their heaven.
Prophets, psalmists, seers, and sages,
All await the glory given.

Life eternal! O what wonders
Crowd on faith; what joy unknown,
When, amidst earth's closing thunders,
Saints shall stand before the throne!
O to enter that bright portal,
See that glowing firmament,
Know, with thee, O God immortal,
"Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent!"

𝄞"Sing with All the Sons of Glory" by Rebecca Hincke • Title: Sing with All the Sons of Glory; Melody: Hymn to Joy (Beethoven0 87.87.D; Text: Based on 1 Corinthians 15:20, William J. Irons, 1812-1883; Music: Arranged from Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827, by Edward Hodges, 1796-1867; Artist: Rebecca Hincke; Recording (c) 2016 Surgeworks, Inc. • Albums that contain this Hymn: Divine Office

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Lord, our God, in splendor and majesty you are clothed, wrapped in light as in a robe.

Psalm 104
Hymn to God the Creator

To be in Christ means being a completely new creature. Everything of the old is gone, now everything is made anew (2 Corinthians 5:17).

I

Bless the Lord, my soul!
Lord God, how great you are,
clothed in majesty and glory,
wrapped in light as in a robe!

You stretch out the heavens like a tent.
Above the rains you build your dwelling.
You make the clouds your chariot,
and walk on the wings of the wind;
you make the winds your messengers
and flashing fire your servants.

You founded the earth on its base,
to stand firm from age to age.
You wrapped it with the ocean like a cloak:
the waters stood higher than the mountains.

At your threat they took to flight;
at the voice of your thunder they fled.
They rose over the mountains and flowed down
to the place which you had appointed.
You set the limits they might not pass
lest they return to cover the earth.

You make springs gush forth in the valleys:
they flow in between the hills.
They give drink to all the beasts of the field;
the wild-asses quench their thirst.
On their banks dwell the birds of heaven;
from the branches they sing their song.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Lord, our God, in splendor and majesty you are clothed, wrapped in light as in a robe.

Ant. 2 The Lord has brought forth bread from the earth, and wine to give warmth to men’s hearts.

II

From your dwelling you water the hills;
earth drinks its fill of your gift.
You make the grass grow for the cattle
and the plants to serve man’s needs,

that he may bring forth bread from the earth
and wine to cheer man’s heart;
oil, to make him glad
and bread to strengthen man’s heart.

The trees of the Lord drink their fill,
the cedars he planted on Lebanon;
there the birds build their nests:
on the tree-top the stork has her home.
The goats find a home on the mountains
and rabbits hide in the rocks.

You made the moon to mark the months;
the sun knows the time for its setting.
When you spread the darkness it is night
and all the beasts of the forest creep forth.
The young lions roar for their prey
and ask their food from God.

At the rising of the sun they steal away
and go to rest in their dens.
Man goes forth to his work,
to labor till evening falls.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. The Lord has brought forth bread from the earth, and wine to give warmth to men’s hearts.

Ant. 3 The Lord looked upon all he had made and saw that it was very good.

III

How many are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you have made them all.
The earth is full of your riches.

There is the sea, vast and wide,
with its moving swarms past counting,
living things great and small.
The ships are moving there
and the monsters you made to play with.

All of these look to you
to give them their food in due season.
You give it, they gather it up:
you open your hand, they have their fill.

You hide your face, they are dismayed;
you take back your spirit, they die,
returning to the dust from which they came.
You send forth your spirit, they are created;
and you renew the face of the earth.

May the glory of the Lord last forever!
May the Lord rejoice in his works!
He looks on the earth and it trembles;
the mountains send forth smoke at his touch.

I will sing to the Lord all my life,
make music to my God while I live.
May my thoughts be pleasing to him.
I find my joy in the Lord.
Let sinners vanish from the earth
and the wicked exist no more.

Bless the Lord, my soul.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Psalm-prayer

Father, as you made springs in valleys to form streams between mountains, so you made living streams of grace flow from the Apostles that their teaching may bring salvation to all the nations. May we have a practical knowledge of their doctrine, be obedient to their commands, obtain remission of our sins through their prayers, and finally receive the reward of eternal happiness.

Ant. The Lord looked upon all he had made and saw that it was very good.

Sacred Silence (indicated by a bell) – a moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church.

When I am lifted up from the earth.
I will draw all people to myself.

READINGS

First reading
From the letter to the Hebrews
10:1-18
We are sanctified through the offering of Christ

Since the law had only a shadow of the good things to come, and no real image of them, it was never able to perfect the worshipers by the same sacrifices offered continually year after year. Were matters otherwise, the priests would have stopped offering them, for the worshipers, once cleansed, would have had no sin on their conscience. But through those sacrifices there came only a yearly recalling of sins, because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take sins away. Wherefore, on coming into the world, Jesus said:

“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
but a body you have prepared for me;
Holocausts and sin offerings you took no delight in.
Then I said, ‘As is written of me in the book,
I have come to do your will, O God.’”

First he says,
“Sacrifices and offerings, holocausts and sin offerings,
you neither desired nor delighted in.”
(These are offered according to the prescriptions of the law.) Then he says,
“I have come to do your will.”

In other words, he takes away the first covenant to establish the second.
By this “will,” we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Every other priest stands ministering day by day, and offering again and again those same sacrifices which can never take away sins. But Jesus offered one sacrifice for sins and took his seat forever at the right hand of God; now he waits until his enemies are placed beneath his feet. By one offering he has forever perfected those who are being sanctified. The Holy Spirit attests this to us, for after saying,

“This is the covenant I will make with them
after those days, says the Lord:
I will put my laws in their hearts
and I will write them on their minds,”
he also says,

“Their sins and their transgressions
I will remember no more.”
Once these have been forgiven, there is no further offering for sin.

RESPONSORY Hebrews 10:5, 6, 7, 4 (Psalm 40:7-8)

Sacrifice and offerings you did not desire, but you prepared a body for me. Burnt offerings for sin could not please you. So I said:
Here I am, Lord God, I come to do your will.

The blood of bulls and goats could never take away sins. When Christ came into the world he said:
Here I am, Lord God, I come to do your will.

Second reading
From a sermon by Saint Andrew of Crete, bishop
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the king of Israel

Let us go together to meet Christ on the Mount of Olives. Today he returns from Bethany and proceeds of his own free will toward his holy and blessed passion, to consummate the mystery of our salvation. He who came down from heaven to raise us from the depths of sin, to raise us with himself, we are told in Scripture, above every sovereignty, authority and power, and every other name that can be named, now comes of his own free will to make his journey to Jerusalem. He comes without pomp or ostentation. As the psalmist says: He will not dispute or raise his voice to make it heard in the streets. He will be meek and humble, and he will make his entry in simplicity.

Let us run to accompany him as he hastens toward his passion, and imitate those who met him then, not by covering his path with garments, olive branches or palms, but by doing all we can to prostrate ourselves before him by being humble and by trying to live as he would wish. Then we shall be able to receive the Word at his coming, and God, whom no limits can contain, will be within us.

In his humility Christ entered the dark regions of our fallen world and he is glad that he became so humble for our sake, glad that he came and lived among us and shared in our nature in order to raise us up again to himself. And even though we are told that he has now ascended above the highest heavens—the proof, surely, of his power and godhead—his love for man will never rest until he has raised our earthbound nature from glory to glory, and made it one with his own in heaven.

So let us spread before his feet, not garments or soulless olive branches, which delight the eye for a few hours and then wither, but ourselves, clothed in his grace, or rather, clothed completely in him. We who have been baptized into Christ must ourselves be the garments that we spread before him. Now that the crimson stains of our sins have been washed away in the saving waters of baptism and we have become white as pure wool, let us present the conqueror of death, not with mere branches of palms but with the real rewards of his victory. Let our souls take the place of the welcoming branches as we join today in the children’s holy song: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Blessed is the king of Israel.

RESPONSORY John 12:12, 13; Matthew 21:8, 9

When the people heard that Jesus was entering Jerusalem, they went out to meet him. Many spread their cloaks before him, while others took branches from the trees, as they cried aloud:
Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

The crowd that went ahead of him, and the crowd that followed after cried out:
Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

CONCLUDING PRAYER

Almighty ever-living God,
who as an example of humility
for the human race to follow,
caused our savior to take flesh
and submit to the Cross,
graciously grant that
we may heed his lesson of patient suffering
and so merit a share in his Resurrection.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

ACCLAMATION (only added when praying in community)

Let us praise the Lord.
And give him thanks.

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Nathan, You might best ask that question of people who made laws against literacy, but one thing I have learned is not to assume my priorities, no matter how rational they seem to me, are someone else's. If a man's priority is to ensure hewers of wood and drawers of water remain at his disposal, and his heirs, then literacy adds nothing to the utility of his slaves, or the servant class. In fact, literacy might lead to inconvenient notions regarding other possibilities. If a man's priority is to retain the position of privilege for his family he doesn't want them to need to compete for it. His son doesn't need to be especially bright or energetic if he is just intelligent enough to learn to read and write and is one of a minority of people who can. He'll always have the advantage over any bright and ambitious boy who was denied the opportunity to learn. The son, and his sons after him, will always have the right of way; always get the best seats in the house. So yes, I can see how suppressing literacy or blocking other avenues of social mobility or otherwise tilting the table could work to the advantage of the powerful.
           Comment on Letters in Mid-April! by Nathan James       Comment   Translate Page      
The strong have often oppressed the weak. Laws against literacy are certainly an example of injustice. My only question for JohnM is whether forbidding literacy really works out to the advantage of the powerful man or his heirs. It would be more profitable to have a literate slave than an illiterate one. So what circumstance would cause someone to want less capable servants?
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It doesn't matter in the long run, but our lives would be much poorer if Shakespeare and Leonardo had been born to Russian serfs and legally prevented from doing anything other than till the land. Laws that debarred the lower classes from education even in basic literacy were unjust. One of the great achievements of the Protestant Reformation on the continent was the concern for universal literacy. In England, there was still a belief that a literate Molly would be discontented when she milked the cows. But, while that belief prevented the state from making education compulsory, it didn't criminalize private attempts to teach Molly to read. It is hard to think of a worse abuse of privilege than Hollywood elites paying half a million dollars to have smart students write their kids' SATs. In the old days, you just paid a bribe or endowed a new wing for the library. This is so utterly corrupt that I want a parade with lanterns and pitchforks.
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The tagline for ACASignups.net is "healthcare policy data, analysis & snark", so naturally many of my blog posts have tongue-in-cheek, sarcastic headlines.

This is not one of those times. The headline above is absolutely, sickeningly true.

On a couple of days ago, both houses of the Ohio state legislature--the House and Senate alike--voted to ban abortion outright six weeks after conception. There's no exception for rape. There's no exception for incest. There is an exception for the life of the mother (not her health, mind you...just her actual ability to keep breathing)...but that's it. Yesterday this bill was signed into law by GOP Governor Mike DeWine.

The six-week abortion ban known as the "heartbeat bill" is now law in Ohio. That makes Ohio the sixth state in the nation to attempt to outlaw abortions at the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill Thursday afternoon, just one day after it passed the Republican-led General Assembly. The law is slated to take effect in 90 days, unless blocked by a federal judge.

Now known as the "Human Rights Protection Act," SB 23 outlaws abortions as early as five or six weeks into a pregnancy, before many women know they're pregnant. It is one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.

The bill does include an exception to save the life of the woman, but no exceptions for cases of rape or incest.

...DeWine's signature will set off a lengthy legal fight. The ACLU of Ohio announced it will sue to stop the law, which the group says "virtually bans all abortion care."

"This legislation is blatantly unconstitutional and we will fight to the bitter end to ensure that this bill is permanently blocked," said ACLU of Ohio legal director Freda Levenson in a statement.

As horrific as this is already, it gets worse...far worse. You see,

During House session yesterday, @RepGalonski had an amendment to make it illegal to rape your wife. (It's legal in Ohio if she's drunk or incapacitated. Seriously.)

These are the 58 Republicans who rejected making spousal rape illegal: pic.twitter.com/GWM0h9Rdkq

— Gabriel Mann (@OhioGabe) April 12, 2019

I decided to look it up, and sure enough, if you take a look at pages 314 - 341 of the Ohio House Session Journal for Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, you'll see this section (actually starting on page 321), which deals with amendments to the "fetal heartbeat" bill:

Sec. 2907.02. (A)(1) No person shall engage in sexual conduct with another who is not the spouse of the offender or who is the spouse of the offender but is living separate and apart from the offender, when any of the following applies:

(a) For the purpose of preventing resistance, the offender substantially impairs the other person's judgment or control by administering any drug, intoxicant, or controlled substance to the other person surreptitiously or by force, threat of force, or deception.

(b) The other person is less than thirteen years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of the other person.

(c) The other person's ability to resist or consent is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age, and the offender knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the other person's ability to resist or consent is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age.

Sec. 2907.03. (A) No person shall engage in sexual conduct with another, not the spouse of the offender, when any of the following apply:

(1) The offender knowingly coerces the other person to submit by any means that would prevent resistance by a person of ordinary resolution.

(2) The offender knows that the other person's ability to appraise the nature of or control the other person's own conduct is substantially impaired.

(3) The offender knows that the other person submits because the other person is unaware that the act is being committed.

(4) The offender knows that the other person submits because the other person mistakenly identifies the offender as the other person's spouse.

Sec. 2907.05. (A) No person shall have sexual contact with another, not the spouse of the offender; cause another, not the spouse of the offender, to have sexual contact with the offender; or cause two or more other persons to have sexual contact when any of the following applies:

(1) The offender purposely compels the other person, or one of the other persons, to submit by force or threat of force.

(2) For the purpose of preventing resistance, the offender substantially impairs the judgment or control of the other person or of one of the other persons by administering any drug, intoxicant, or controlled substance to the other person surreptitiously or by force, threat of force, or deception.

(3) The offender knows that the judgment or control of the other person or of one of the other persons is substantially impaired as a result of the influence of any drug or intoxicant administered to the other person with the other person's consent for the purpose of any kind of medical or dental examination, treatment, or surgery.

(4) The other person, or one of the other persons, is less than thirteen years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of that person.

(5) The ability of the other person to resist or consent or the ability of one of the other persons to resist or consent is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age, and the offender knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the ability to resist or consent of the other person or of one of the other persons is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age.

...and so on and so forth. In all the "not the spouse of the offender" exception to rape is mentioned 25 times.

It's important to stress that it was ALREADY legal for men to rape their unconscious, drugged, drunk or mentally impaired wives in Ohio, because the world is a sick and repulsive place.

On Wednesday, the Ohio state legislature had an opportunity to at the very least correct this sickening and misogynistic legal exception at the same time they were imposing an equally misogynistic one...and yet, as noted by Gabriel Mann, here was the vote on tabling the amendment...which is to say, shooting the amendment down:

The question being, “Shall the motion to amend be agreed to?”

Representative Seitz moved that the motion be laid on the table.

The question being, "Shall the motion to amend be laid on the table?"

The yeas and nays were taken and resulted – yeas 58, nays 38, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were: Representatives

Antani Arndt Baldridge Becker Blessing Brinkman Butler Callender Carfagna Carruthers Cross Cupp Dean DeVitis Edwards Ghanbari Ginter Green Greenspan Hambley Hillyer Holmes, A. Hood Hoops Jones Jordan Keller Kick Koehler Lanese Lang Lipps Manchester Manning, D. McClain Merrin Oelslager Perales Plummer Powell Reineke Richardson Riedel Roemer Romanchuk Ryan Schaffer Scherer Seitz Smith, R. Smith, T. Stein Stoltzfus Vitale Wiggam Wilkin Zeltwanger Householder-58

Those who voted in the negative were: Representatives

Boggs Boyd Brent Brown Cera Clites Crawley Crossman Denson Galonski Hicks-Hudson Holmes, G. Howse Ingram Kelly Kent LaTourette Leland Lepore-Hagan Lightbody Liston Manning, G. Miller, A. Miller, J. Miranda O'Brien Patterson Rogers Russo Sheehy Skindell Smith, K. Sobecki Strahorn Sweeney Sykes Upchurch West-38

The motion to amend was laid on the table.

Let me reiterate:

  • It was already legal in Ohio for men to rape their wife if she's drunk, drugged, unconscious or mentally incapacitated.
  • It's no illegal in Ohio for a woman to have an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected...which is often before she even knows she's pregnant.
  • This means that as of today, in Ohio, a married man can legally drug his wife, rape her and impregnate her...and if she doesn't happen to discover she's pregnant and have an abortion within the next six weeks, she's legally required to carry her rapist's fetus to term and give birth.

Most mind-boggling of all? Six of the Republicans who voted to keep allowing men to rape their wives are women.

Here's the full list of the 58 "Yes" votes, with their districts (two Republican women voted No, and it looks like one Republican man didn't vote at all):

I have nothing snarky to add to this.


          THE rIGHT IS THE lEFT:      Comment   Translate Page      
Ilhan Omar Falls Victim to the Outrage Exhibitionists (Conor Friedersdorf, 4/13/19,  The Atlantic)

When the ideological left engages in what is variously denigrated as "political correctness," virtue-signaling, performative wokeness, or "social-justice warrior" cry-bullying, many on the right find it easy to spot the flaws in those modes of discourse. But that discernment vanishes when the populist right indulges in the same vices (even as progressives become unusually attuned to their downsides).

Last month, Representative Ilhan Omar attended a banquet hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, where she delivered remarks for roughly 20 minutes.

A major theme was prejudice against Muslims. "Here's the truth," she said. "For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen. Frankly, I'm tired of it. And every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it. CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties."

Omar's meaning was clear: Many Muslims felt collectively blamed for something that was indisputably perpetrated by a tiny fraction of their coreligionists and marshaled new resources to protect their civil rights in response.

it's just a choice of PCs between the wings.

          Former World Dairy Expo President Leaving Struggling Industry      Comment   Translate Page      
After decades of running the Heatherstone Enterprises farm in Baraboo, Mike Holschbach is stepping down.  Holschbach is the former president of the World Dairy Expo.  Heatherstone has been operating in Baraboo for 58 years and Holschbach bought it from his in-laws in 1984.  He says he’s ready to retire from selling cattle and dairy products, More >
          My oc's and drawings      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Teaching Assistant - Primary SEND      Comment   Translate Page      
Teaching Assistant – Primary SEND Previous experience working alongside children with SEND? Experience within Primary Schools? Do you have experience working one to one or within small groups? This could be the role for you! A mainstream Primary school based in Liverpool are looking for someone who uses their initiative and creates excellent working relationships with children. This is to provide a small number of children with one to one interventions and classroom support. A nurturing, understanding and confident person is what the school are seeking in order to provide their children with the stability and security they require within the school environment.   Previous experience within a UK Primary School is essential to ensure familiarity with the 2014 Curriculum to ensure the progress and attainment of the children in your care. Planning will be provided by the class teacher and you will be mainly working with small groups. The school are looking for someone who is: - Positive and proactive - Calm and caring - A friendly team player - Able to use their initiative - Confident to be the stability and support needed All applicants will be subject to our compliance procedures, which include an enhanced DBS, full work history, references and a face-to-face interview. Milk Education put the safety of the children at the forefront. Package Details: CPD Supportive team Well-mannered children with a good attitude to learning Friendly and happy school Key Responsibilities: Deliver engaging session which are age-appropriate Support the needs of individual children Overcome barriers to learning Uphold the ethos of the school Feedback to the teacher about progress and next steps Follow all school policies Required Skills & Experience: Previous UK Primary experience Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification or equivalent Experience working with children in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 To apply, please send a copy of your CV to or, alternatively, submit your application via the link below. To Contact Direct:  Nicola Stewart Privacy Statement At Milk Education, our core values have been built around the importance of transparency, innovation, passion and collaboration. As such, we are committed to open communication and the protection of your privacy. We have updated our policies in line with new General Data Protection Regulation laws to make it easier for you to understand how we collect, store and handle your data – These can be viewed on our website via our privacy policy
          Customer Service/Cashier $10-$11/Hr #282 - Maverik Inc. - Gillette, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
Reviews and adheres to all city, county, state, and federal laws affecting store operations. The Adventure Guide is responsible for customer service, monitoring... $10 - $11 an hour
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          This week at the library      Comment   Translate Page      
Happening at the library
  • Monday
    • Discovery Playgroup
    • Books for Bedtime
    • Paws to Read
    • Teen volunteer
  • Tuesday
    • Toddlers 'n' Books
    • VIP Services volunteers
    • Teen volunteer
  • Wednesday
    • Book a librarian sewing
  • Thursday
  • Friday
    • Anime Club
    • Early Childhood Conference
  • Saturday
    • Early Childhood Conference
  • Worked 27.5 hours; 11.5 hours on desk; 3 programs
  • Two-day conference
Projects and Notes
  • Redoing signage for maker spaces - my associates have almost finished with this last-minute project. They are now the STEAM labs.
  • Bills, summer schedule for staff (first step - just putting in shifts)
  • Back to work on weeding projects.

          FBI-related breach reportedly compromised federal agents' details      Comment   Translate Page      

A group of hackers has exploited the flaws of at least three FBI-affiliated websites and leaked thousands of federal and law enforcement agents' personal details. According to TechCrunch, the group infiltrated websites run by the FBI National Academy Association. It's a nonprofit dedicated to promoting law enforcement training and has multiple chapters across the country, each with their own page. The hackers told the publication that they were able to break into the pages and download the contents, which they then uploaded on their own website.

Source: TechCrunch


          Head of Solution Architecture - Autonomous Computing - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
AWS customers are looking for ways to change their business models and solve complex business challenges with machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL)...
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          BDM, Accelerated Computing - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
AWS is seeking a Business Development Manager (BDM) to support our Accelerated Computing Business. AWS customers are looking for ways to change their business...
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          Head of Business Development and Go To Market Strategy for EC2 Outposts - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
AWS customers are looking for ways to change their business models and solve complex business challenges. MBA or equivalent relevant business experience....
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          Full Time Kennel Attendant - Paws Republic Boarding, Training & Grooming Centre - Martensville, SK      Comment   Translate Page      
Throughout the day you will have to perform the duties expected of the front line staff - Facility cleaning, socializing animals in boarding and daycare setting... $12.50 - $14.00 an hour
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          Principal Product Manager, AWS IoT Devices - Amazon.com Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Amazon IoT is looking for a principal product manager to continue bringing capabilities such as machine learning and deep learning to the edge using AWS...
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          Product Compliance Specialist - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
You will interact with AWS Development, Datacenter Engineering, AWS Services, Operations, Procurement, Supply Chain, Legal, Tax, and other internal businesses...
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          Trade & Customs Compliance PM, Global Execution - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Amazon Web Services:. You will interact with AWS Development, Datacenter Engineering, AWS Services, Operations, Procurement, Supply Chain, Legal, Tax, and other...
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          Product Compliance Global Standards and Certifications Program Manager - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Amazon Web Services:. Drive compliance program integration into AWS business teams and supply chain. You will interact with AWS Development, Datacenter...
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          Become a certified AWS Developer with this $25 training bundle!      Comment   Translate Page      
Ready to become proficient in AWS cloud computing? This 51-hour bundle has what you need, and right now it's 96 percent off.Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the leading cloud solutions on the market, offering vast storage options and cheap computing power that allows companies to scale and grow. Not just anyone can tap into this potential, however, and AWS-certified pros are reaping the benefits of lucrative and fulfilling careers. Becoming a certified AWS cloud aficionado requires some hard work and usually a good chunk of money, but right now CrackBerry Digital Offers is offering an AWS Certified Architect Developer bundle for just $25. That's 96 percent off the regular price of $985 and includes everything you need to become a certified pro. Read More »...
          In-state tuition for NY, NJ residents draws students to WestConn      Comment   Translate Page      

Multimillion-dollar construction projects, enrollment numbers, a new branding initiative and, according to WCSU President John Clark, the overall atmosphere are all positive signs at the 116-year-old university.

The post In-state tuition for NY, NJ residents draws students to WestConn appeared first on Westfair Communications.


          Grip on Sports: Winning the Erving Award was just another of Hachimura's amazing feats for Gonzaga      Comment   Translate Page      

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Awards are always quite interesting, from who wins them to what they represent. But there was an interesting twist to Rui Hachimura’s winning the Julius Erving Award last night. Read on.

••••••••••

• Holding a ceremony to hand out college basketball awards is a recent phenomenon, something that has grown out of the proliferation of awards and ESPN’s desire to televise them.

Each position on a basketball team now how its own named award, from the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award for the best center to the Bob Cousy Award for best point guard.

College basketball glitterati gather in Los Angeles and hold a mini-version of the Academy Awards, complete with the red carpet. And the acceptance speeches.

The award for best small forward, a position that can be manned by someone who is cat-quick, a lethal shooter and often draws the opponent’s best player while defending, was named for Dr. J, Julius Erving, whose college career consisted of two years at U Mass – back when that was an unusual occurrence.

But we all remember his swooping drives and his impressive dunks from his NBA days.

This year’s winner: The Zags’ Hachimura.

The award is, at the same time, well-deserved and out of place. Or should we say out of position?

Hachimura deserved one of college hoops’ awards this season. He was the offensive engine of the best offense in college basketball. He led the Zags in scoring, averaging 19.7 points per game, though he was north of 20 for most of the season. He was also the guy they looked to when needing a key hoop and he delivered much of the year.

A consensus All-American, he was the best offensive player on one of the most successful Gonzaga teams ever. Winning a national award seems appropriate.

But should it have been this one?

Hachimura played less than one full game, combined, at the small forward position for the Bulldogs. That wasn’t his spot. He was Gonzaga’s power forward, a “4” in modern parlance. A big who roamed out to the 3-point line on occasion, but was a post – either high or low – in most offensive possessions.

The Zags had plans to play Hachimura more at the “3” spot, or small forward, but Killian Tillie’s injuries submarined those ideas. Instead, Hachimura started the season inside, Corey Kispert, an excellent outside shooter, became the “3” and the offense took off.

When Tillie returned from his two injury stints, Hachimura, Brandon Clarke and Tillie did appear on the court together off and on. But never for long stretches and for less than an entire game, combined. And yet the nice people who decide on college basketball’s awards decided Hachimura was the best at the position.

He may not have been the best small forward in the nation, but he was one of the best players and deserved to be recognized as such. He was.

•••

WSU: New basketball coach Kyle Smith has added an assistant coach, one who used to be on the bench at Washington. … The baseball team has still not won a conference game, falling 21-3 at home to Oregon yesterday. … Mike Leach talked on a Portland radio station yesterday. … Elsewhere in the Pac-12, there is football news from Washington, Colorado and Utah and basketball news, in the shape of players leaving for the pro ranks, from USC, Washington, Oregon and Arizona.

Gonzaga: For more on Hachimura’s award, we can point you to Jim Meehan’s story. Josh Perkin was also up for the Cousy Award for the nation’s top point guard, but did not win. … Larry Weir takes a look at the transfer market in college basketball in the latest Press Box pod.

Idaho: Chris Tormey has spent a half-century or so coaching football. He did it well enough in Moscow to be headed to Idaho’s Hall of Fame. Peter Harriman talked with Chris and has this story. … Peter also has a feature on two walk-ons who are contributing mightily to the Vandals cause this spring.

Chiefs: Facing elimination, Everett scored early and went on to a 4-1 win over Spokane in the Arena. Kevin Dudley was there and has this game story. Colin Mulvany has the photo report.

Preps: In a typical busy Friday in April, we can pass along roundups from soccer, softball and baseball.

Mariners: The winning streak is over, done in by all things a bunch of home runs. Well, two Houston grand slams. … Starter Wade LeBlanc left with an injury and the bullpen, which is constantly going to be rebuilt, couldn’t do the job. Help for the rotation may arrive soon. … The M’s did hit another home run to extend their record streak. … Gene Warnick has the usual Out of Right Field summary.

Seahawks: Seattle made a couple minor roster moves yesterday.

Sounders: Seattle and Toronto are once again the MLS' two best teams.

•••       

• We probably won’t be here tomorrow. Need a day off. But we might, if we wake up early enough and feel we can get this feature done before we have to be out and about. We’ll send out a tweet if we do. If not, see you Monday, when maybe, we’ll be chatting about Tiger Woods’ 15th major title. Until later …


           Comment on The Greater Swamp Toady by Jawohl       Comment   Translate Page      
William Barr Obliterated the DOJ’s Standard for Defending Laws Because Donald Trump Asked https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/04/william-barr-aca-lawsuit-donald-trump-doj.html
          Datawarehouse engineer with AWS - Cloudix - Bellevue, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
As a Data / ETL Engineer, you will work on projects to build data pipelines to databases including IBM Netezza and cloud-based Snowflake Computing, you will... $65 an hour
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          Manager 1 - Progam Control - BAE Systems - Merrimack, NH      Comment   Translate Page      
Plans, analyzes and reports on cost, sales, income, bookings, backlog, manpower, material and other related data for program families in the AWS programs....
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          Bridget Welsh: Brunei's imposition of harsh shariah laws part of SE Asian realignment away from the West       Comment   Translate Page      
There is a shift happening in Southeast Asia as a whole currently where human rights issues are not as important as they once were -- as exemplified by the new penal code that has been implemented in Brunei which could see people being stoned to death for adultery and gay sex. Bridget Welsh is a Souteast Asia expert from John Cabot University in Rome. She joins Jim to explain the drivers that have pushed Brunei to impose these harsh shariah laws and why Brunei can now be considered Southeast Asia's Saudi Arabia.
          Bartender (FT/PT) - Troon Golf - Sheridan, WY      Comment   Translate Page      
Ensures compliance with applicable state liquor laws and standard operating procedures provided by the management....
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          Dr. Khalil's Arc of Mercy, by Eric Margolis      Comment   Translate Page      
This past week, the Vienna and Boston based Four Paws animal welfare organization made another brilliant rescue of 47 near-death animals from the awful ‘zoo of sorrows,’ a zoo-prison for animals within the greater prison of Gaza. All the animals at this zoo were smuggled in to Gaza through tunnels from Egypt. The heroic Egyptian...
          Server - Kona Grill Restaurants - Fairfax, VA      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Keep carbon in the forests      Comment   Translate Page      
However, where the U.S. Forest Service sees a “health” problem, ecologists such as myself see healthy ecosystems. Forest Service policies are dominated by the industrial forestry paradigm that considers anything that kills tree-except chainsaws — as a problem.
          Rating v Stevenage - by: munchymagic      Comment   Translate Page      

BaggersBlue wrote: It was a dreadful performance. Possibly, but only marginally better than the away trip to Macclesfield - at least we came close a couple of times near the end, when all was already up. The only positive, they never gave in and continued to try.......but we were second best and out of our depth.

Collin - 6 Made a couple of saves, but the goals were not his fault. Although his kicking has got worse.

Miller - 5 Not the worst, and was quite steady, but.....
Liddle - 4 Without Gerrard or at least someone with vision taking charge, at times we were all at sea and the first two goals have to be the central defenders fault.
Grant - 4 See above.
Parkes - 4.5 His game is not a careering wing-back - play him centrally.

Slater - 4 He is NOT a holding midfielder and was out muscled, again.
Scougall - 4.5 He could be a really important player in a stronger, settled midfield. He looks like he could tear open teams, with the right support, but today he was lost.
O'Hare - 7 The only United player to stand out and consistently look like a threat.
Thomas - 5 There were flashes of what he can do, but too often he looked isolated/uninterested.
Hope - 5 Ran around, worked to get the ball into the box second-half, but the damage had been done. Disappointing.

Simpson - 4.5 A lonely figure who worked hard, but was easily marshalled by the Stevenage defence

Subs:
Kennedy - 6.5 Great to see him put in a decent shift, showed what experience brings to the attack. A couple of flicks and touches in the box nearly came off.
Glendon - 5 Got stuck in and possibly did better than Slater as a holding midfield, but the game was out of reach by then.

Pressley - 4.5 Gerrard would have been a better option starting - whatever problem he has with him. However, the thin squad he has inherited did for him and those of us who paid to watch this nonsense.


Good point with Gerrard - dropping him makes Pressley an even BIGGER knob than he already is.

Taxi for Pressley - could you see Sheridan dropping him for more than one game, Pressley is pissing off our best performers week by week!

Putting a bit of youth in the team is just him clutching at straws pretending that he is trying to bring though youngsters when after that gutless performance today he is just trying to buy himself a bit of time because he is a chancer.
          The podcast is dead ... long live the podcast!      Comment   Translate Page      


All things must end: The Collinsport Historical Society podcast is officially dead.

After more than a year of trying to breathe life back into slowly cooling form, letting go seemed like the right thing to do. After a point my attempts at mercy had become a form of torture, not just for the podcast but for its listeners. "It's coming back!" I've promised more than once. "Soon!"

Then the bird said “Nevermore.”

We launched the podcast on Dec. 13, 2012 with an episode devoted to House of Dark Shadows and an interview with the always gracious Kathryn Leigh Scott. She's been a great friend to the website over the years and has never declined a request from us. That the podcast exists at all can be credited to the support of two people, Kathryn and Will McKinley, who got me into this whole podcast thing in the first place.



In the years following, The Collinsport Historical Society shared 93 additional episodes, adding contributions from the producers at Big Finish in the UK and, most recently, the Bodice Tipplers podcast. All told, these 94 episodes have racked up almost 50,000 downloads.

Now, a few of you are probably in a panic over this ... especially the folks who have kindly loaned me their time and talent in the last few weeks to help revive the podcast. And here's where things come into focus: The Collinsport Historical Society podcast is returning ... in one week!

So, why all the talk about death? When the podcast returns it's going to knock your socks off ... and I want to maximize that impact. In order to do that I'm going to have to take down the previous 94 episodes of the series. When things began, I didn't entirely know what I was doing and violated a few copyright laws by including pop songs. It seemed clever at the time to include "Abraham Lincoln" by Clutch in my interview with David Selby, but I'd like to be able to share the podcast with a wider audience ... and that means having to re-edit five years of work to extract those songs. Many of these episodes will come back at a later date sans copyright infringements, but for the time being they're going into the vault.

Which means: If you want our previous episodes, you'd better download them soon. (Note: Bodice Tipplers may or may not be moving to its own dedicated feed. It hasn't been decided yet.)

I'm going to spend the next week sharing daily highlights of the CHS podcast. It will be a time to reflect on where we've been, and to remind people to get these episodes before they're gone. After the vault doors close it's going to up to you good people to share these episodes with each other.

I'll have more to say about the new podcast on Monday ... if you're one of the people contributing to the new series, though, feel free to start telling people about it now.

Stay tuned!

          Coconut Fruit Salad Recipe      Comment   Translate Page      
Creamy Fruit Salad | Coconut, Peaches, Mandarin Oranges and Pineapple | TodaysCreativeLife.com

Fruity salads are popular this time of year! This Coconut Fruit Salad Recipe is a great Easter salad or a refreshing side dish for a BBQ. Pineapple, mandarin oranges, and peaches along with shredded coconut, cream cheese, yogurt, and marshmallows are the perfect combination for a quick tropical creamy fruit salad! Another fresh-tasting side dish […]

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          The Witch of Endor: Vampires      Comment   Translate Page      

The Witch of Endor
Vampires

Lamech was cursed for killing Cain. He turns Lilith, the witch of Endor so that they can share immortality together. But the curse has not run its course, for when a child is born to vampires their offspring are deformed. Medusa is their daughter. She is half serpent and her gaze turns mortals to stone. 

A fiery confrontation at sea separates Lamech from his family. Lilith establishes a coven in Athens. But their peace will not last, for a renegade vampire hunts them with werewolves. Maldivar alone can walk my day. Lilith, Lamech and their kind must fight or fall to the wooden stake of Maldivar, or the infected teeth and claws of his shapeshifter allies.

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          (Massachusetts) Fmk 9c1 gen 2 - $ 400      Comment   Translate Page      
Od green fmk 9c1 gen 2 chambered in 9mm. 200 rounds through pistol very comfortable and accurate to shoot. Comes with 4 magazines, traction grips wrap, upgraded 316 fast action trigger. $400 fits my n82 tactical Glock 19 holster may fit others as well. All state and federal laws fallowed. Can do efa-10 or transfer between Middleboro and Wareham area.
          (Massachusetts) Smith and Wesson m&p shield - $ 650      Comment   Translate Page      
Smith and Wesson m&p shield chambered in 40 s&w. 200 hundred rounds through pistol. Pistol is upgraded with trijicon hd night sights (orange front) apex duty/carry spring kit, apex aluminum flat face trigger, solid stainless steel single spring guide rod, 4 magazines two have mag guts +1 upgrade, aluminum extended base plates (two) talon grips rubber wrap on pistol and one brand new in package, buzzards bay tactical kydex holster, plus all original parts to pistol. All state and federal laws fallowed can do efa-10 or transfer between Middleboro and Wareham 
          (Massachusetts) 40 s&w fmj and jhp - Offer      Comment   Translate Page      
About 1000 rounds of 40 s&w both fmj and jhp ammunition. Make offer on anything you are interested in. All state and federal laws fallowed Middleboro/Wareham area
          (Raleigh / Durham / CH) GLOCK 27 GEN 4, 40 S&W PLUS EXTRAS - $ 600      Comment   Translate Page      
GLOCK 27 GEN 4, 40 S&W, 3 9-ROUND MAGS, 3 15-ROUND MAGS

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          well, here it is again... damn...       Comment   Translate Page      
Saturday yowls and roars, most beloved and beautiful KitKats... yes, the world appears to still be spinning... whatever ... this Big Cat is experiencing a flashback... at fifteen she walked out of high school, as she's explained before... well, with the recent EXPOSE' of congress, the sheer monumental stupidity this Big Cat [kindergartners are smarter] is witnessing everyday by most of the congressional establishment critters -- as exampled by the AG Barr CIRCUS CIRCUS dumber-than-dumb questioning display... Barr, who actually has some real brain power, ran proverbial circles around these idiot-tards ... PLUS, the endless, stomach-turning, hell-level corruption ... the fact that most in congress could care less about WE REAL AMERICANS ... yeah, the Kougar wants to walk out again -- just given the complete insult to her intelligence, which high school was... and given the absolute oppression-suppression, the LACK OF FREEDOM, the stay-in-the-box YOU HAVE TO THINK/BELIEVE THIS WAY .... well, here it is again... damn... 

TAKE CARE, DARLING KITTENS, 'CAUSE THIS BIG CAT LOVES YA! 


DURING THE EARLY 90'S, THE KOUGAR VISITED HER SISTER, WHO WAS WORKING IN WASHINGTON DC AT THE TIME... WE VISITED MOUNT VERNON... IT WAS AN ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE AND WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!! PLUS, TO SEE THE ACTUAL SADDLES WASHINGTON USED ON HIS HORSES... YEAH, A HIGHLIGHT! 

SHATTERED: Mount Vernon Exposes Politico’s Very Fake News Story About Trump’s Visit To George Washington’s Estate



https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/04/shattered-mount-vernon-exposes-politicos-very-fake-news-story-about-trumps-visit-to-george-washingtons-estate/

YES!!! 

Ecuadorian Government Websites Hacked and Taken Offline Over Julian Assange Arrest

Ecuadorian Government Websites Hacked and Taken Offline Over Julian Assange Arrest





Mapping Armaggedon: Earth's looming tsunamis and mega-quakes...



THE VERY GOV AGENCIES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO HELP AND PROTECT CHILDREN ARE EONS, FAR AND AWAY MORE CRUEL TO CHILDREN THAN THE ABUSE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO STOP... SADLY, VERY SADLY... THE KOUGAR ABSOLUTELY HATES CRUELTY TO CHILDREN... NOW PROPER DISCIPLINE THAT IS SOMETIMES PHYSICAL, YES, THAT IS NECESSARY AT TIMES... JUST LIKE A FEMALE DOG WHO CORRECTS HER PUPS WITH PHYSICAL FORCE... 

Further, the horror perpetrated against Native American children... the sheer persecution-brutality against the Bundy family and the good patriots involved in helping them ... may the perpetrators get what's coming to them... now! 






YEAH, AIN'T THIS INTERESTING... 

FACEBOOK REMOVES PAGE OF ECUADOR’S FORMER PRESIDENT ON SAME DAY AS ASSANGE’S ARREST

Prior to the removal of the page, Correa lambasted his successor in a series of posts


Facebook has unpublished the page of Ecuador’s former president, Rafael Correa, the social media giant confirmed on Thursday, claiming that the popular leftist leader violated the company’s security policies. 

"...Since 2015, Correa—who lives with his family in Brussels, Belgium—had used the social platform to great effect, using strongly-worded posts, video interviews, and live-streams as a platform amid the Ecuadorean media’s de facto blackout of the former leader, who remains reviled by the center-right former opposition and sections of the country’s left.
Former President Correa minced no words in his assessment of Moreno, denouncing him in an English-language tweet as “the greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history … Moreno is a corrupt man, but what he has done is a crime that humanity will never forget.” ... 
https://www.infowars.com/facebook-removes-page-of-ecuadors-former-president-on-same-day-as-assanges-arrest/


IT IS STRAIGHT-UP TREASON, IT'S A DAMN MASSIVE INVASION... 

Trump Fires Off Late Night Tweet – Calls Democrats’ Open Border Policies “TREASONOUS”

President Trump fired off a late night tweet Wednesday, calling the actions taken by Democrats to keep the borders wide open, “TREASONOUS.”

Thank you, President Trump for calling it what it is!
“I think what the Democrats are doing with the Border is TREASONOUS. Their Open Border mindset is putting our Country at risk. Will not let this happen!” Trump said in a tweet.

There is a huge crisis at the US-Mexico border with record number of illegal aliens flooding into the United States.
Asylum seekers are being released into communities because of dangerous “catch and release” policies and Congress refuses to act.
No doubt these caravans of illegals are being funded by open border zealots looking to destroy US sovereignty.
Multiple caravans full of military-aged Central Americans and other migrants from all over the world are currently marching to the US border where they will seek asylum then be released into the US.

Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch said that in his sector alone, border agents have captured people trying to enter the country illegally from more than 50 different countries, including Turkey, China, Bangladesh, Egypt and Romania. “People are traveling across hemispheres to attempt to illegally enter the U.S., using the same pathways as the Central Americans,” he told lawmakers.
“Karisch noted that Border Patrol has apprehended more families illegally crossing the border in the first five months of fiscal 2019 than during all of fiscal 2018,” Fox News reported. “Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended more than 76,000 migrants across the border in February and said it was on track to apprehend more than 100,000 in March. In the Rio Grande Valley alone, Karisch said that at current pace, they would have more than 260,000 apprehensions in his sector by the end of fiscal 2019. There were 162,000 in RGV last year. He also said that his agents apprehend, on average, 1,000 people a day.”
President Trump declared a national emergency in February to secure funding for a border wall, however, the insanely dangerous asylum laws are causing the biggest surge of illegal aliens flooding over the border.
Despite nearly 100,000 illegal invaders being apprehended by border patrol in the month of March alone, Democrats continue to give comfort and aid to the invaders by refusing to stop the border surge.
Judge Richard Seeborg on Monday blocked President Trump’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait their turn for an immigration judge to hear their cases.
Judge Seeborg, an Obama appointee in San Francisco, granted a request by a civil liberties group that sued the Trump Administration on behalf of 11 asylum seekers from Central America.
Trump is right — what the Democrats are doing with the border is treasonous.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/04/trump-fires-off-late-night-tweet-calls-democrats-open-border-policies-treasonous/


HOW DUMB IS THIS??? THESE HACKER-IDJITS WILL GET EXPOSED... 

WIKILEAKS claims 'extortion' over leaked Assange footage... 

THE GIANT TECH MONSTERS HATE YOU... 

Breaking the internet: New regulations imperil global network... 



YES, THE KOUGAR EMAILED THIS CORRUPT-TOID... 

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Dear Savannah, 

You can’t make this up.
Yesterday I went to the Attorney General’s Office in New Hampshire to give them proof of voter fraud.  An admission from an Atkinson man who voted twice in the same election in two different states.

You can view the video HERE.
How did they respond?
They handed me and my executive producer a grand jury subpoena.  
Did the summons mention anything about voter fraud or double voting?  Of course not. 
We are now ordered to appear before a grand jury in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire for an investigation.

Our journalists found a man who admitted to double voting.  Breaking the law!
Now, the response of the AG’s office isn’t to investigate the double voter, but instead our operations.
I will not budge.  I will not capitulate.  And I will not cave to this political pressure.
I will keep releasing voter fraud videos in New Hampshire and I will not be not be intimidated by the misguided use of the grand jury process to try and prevent our lawful investigative journalism.
I'm not asking for your money, I'm asking for your help.
Please help me put pressure on the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office to investigate this voter fraud case right now.  
Please call their investigator Robert J. Sullivan at:603-271-1182
Or you can email him atRobert.Sullivan@doj.nh.gov
Tell him the following:
Please investigate Robert A. Bell for admitting to voting twice.  Why did you subpoena James O'Keefe, the journalist, instead of subpoenaing the person who voted twice? 
Be Brave!
James O’Keefe

WHILE THIS BIG CAT DESPISES FACEBOOK, DO YOU REALLY WANT TO LIVE THIS WAY??? UNDER THIS COMMIE-FASCIST TYRANNY... 






BIG BROTHER WATCHING 

Chinese cops send people to ‘concentration camps’ if they’re found with Facebook on phones during random stop and searches

Western social media is banned in China’s Xinjiang region where police are accused of seizing phones and installing spyware


"...Offenders are said to be sent to "re-education" camps to clamp down on social media use.
Mandatory spyware is downloaded onto citizen’s phones to restrict what citizens can access.
And police check mobiles for evidence of foreign social media apps like Twitter or WhatsApp.
Xinjiang is home to 11 million Uighurs - one of China’s fifty-five ethnic minorities who have their own language and mainly practice Islam.
The Chinese government is accused of routinely targeting citizens of the region with “counter-terror” measures and brutal policing.
Kasim, who claims to be a Xinjiang native, shared what he says are secretly taken pictures inside the secretive region, which the Chinese government restricts access to by outsiders.
He says he used special software to bypass the government's censors and post the images on Twitter.
And he said living in China is “like Nazi Germany” and likened the Chinese Communist Party to ISIS..." 
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8827966/chinese-cops-concentration-camps-facebook-stop-search/


YEP, THESE DAYS AS THE KOUGAR IS FOND OF SAYING... IT'S JUST A PRISON CELL ON WHEELS... IT'S TECH VAMPIRE FEEDING OFF YOU... 

Your car is watching you. Who owns the data?

Computers on wheels raise thorny questions about data privacy

If you’re driving a late model car or truck, chances are that the vehicle is mostly computers on wheels, collecting and wirelessly transmitting vast quantities of data to the car manufacturer not just on vehicle performance but personal information, too, such as your weight, the restaurants you visit, your music tastes and places you go.
A car can generate about 25 gigabytes of data every hour and as much as 4,000 gigabytes a day, according to some estimates. The data trove in the hands of car makers could be worth as much as $750 billion by 2030, the consulting firm McKinsey has estimated. But consumer groups, aftermarket repair shops and privacy advocates say the data belongs to the car’s owners and the information should be subject to data privacy laws.
Yet Congress has yet to pass comprehensive federal data privacy legislation. And although Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, has said he would like to see federal privacy legislation passed by the end of the year, it is unclear if that goal can be met.
Financial technology is changing how we do business, and regulators are trying to catch up
MORE AT: https://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/cars-data-privacy

CAN YOU SAY GUILTY? GUILTY OF TREASON...? 

Ex-FBI Lawyer James Baker Refuses to Answer Rep. Meadows When Asked if Multiple Trump Associates Were Targeted With FISA Warrants

Ex-FBI Lawyer James Baker Refuses to Answer Rep. Meadows When Asked if Multiple Trump Associates Were Targeted With FISA Warrants


THE PROBLEM IS: ASSANGE IS IN NO WAY SAFE IN BRITAIN... HE'LL LIKELY GET THE TOMMY ROBINSON TREATMENT IF NOT RESCUED IN SOME WAY... 

VIDEO: WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Warns Other Journalists About the Serious Precedent Being Set if Julian Assange is Extradited

VIDEO: WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Warns Other Journalists About the Serious Precedent Being Set if Julian Assange is Extradited


ANOTHER RICH COMMIE SOCIALIST... GEE, WHAT A NOT SURPRISE... HUH? 

KA-CHING! Socialist Bernie Sanders, Who Owns Three Houses, Admits He’s a Millionaire

KA-CHING! Socialist Bernie Sanders, Who Owns Three Houses, Admits He’s a Millionaire


YEP,
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          Silver and Golden Persian Kits - CFA Reg (Advertigo)      Comment   Translate Page      
Shaded-Paws Cattery is now accepting deposits on a litter of Silver amp Golden Persian kits born... Pictures and contact information on Advertigo website.

          Store General Manager - Papa John's - Eau Claire, WI      Comment   Translate Page      
Uses observation, experience, reflection, and/or reasoning to drive business forward. Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local laws and ethical...
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          Store General Manager - Papa John's - Oak Creek, WI      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Store General Manager - Papa John's - Kenosha, WI      Comment   Translate Page      
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          AWS Architect - ACME Projects Inc. - Saskatoon, SK      Comment   Translate Page      
Advance level skills in Microsoft Visual Studio developer skill with Java Script will be considered as advantage. Technical design document....
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          Comment on Katie Bouman by Bruce Charlton      Comment   Translate Page      
When I was an evolutionary Psychologist, I reviewed the literature on women and men and law - it was clear that there are *and always have been* consistent differences in the ways that law is applied to women compared with men. Even when the laws are themselves the same, there are differences in prosecution, sentencing etc. But then, men and women are different, systematically; so that either there should be different laws/ rules or else they need to be interpreted differently - we seem to have done the latter on The West. The thing is, we ought to be honest about what we are doing and why - but there is, of course, no chance of that. Especially not that most of these differentials favour women, and always have done.
          Doberman Pinscher Puppies - taking deposits (Oodle) $1,500      Comment   Translate Page      
Puppies born April 10th. All black and rust, 5 boys and 3 girls! Anyone that knows the breed knows that the European lines and American lines both create an amazing dog. We have bred the best of both! The puppies are raised in our home around our 4 children and will be well socialized. Tails have already been docked and dew claws removed. All applicable shots/dewormings will be given prior to puppy going to their new home. Sire is a 100% European imported from Serbia FCI registered, AKC registered The sires parents are Sire: Torro Di Altobello Dam: Goddess Unique Jewel 29 inches tall and 101lbs His offspring tends to carry his trait of the nice block head and broad chest. Dam is 100% American AKC registered 25 inches tall and 74lbs Both Sire and Dam are family pets with an excellent temperament and conformation. Both are being raised around children and are wonderful loyal dogs. The following tests apply to both the Sire and Dam DCM DNA 1&2 negative DM negative Eyes normal Thyroid normal

          Yorkiepoo Male Puppy (Oodle) $350      Comment   Translate Page      
Yorkiepoo Puppy Ready for New Home. Born Nov. 26, 2018. Vaccinations and de-wormings, Tail docked and dew claws removed. Raised indoors and doing well on housetraining. Very playful, healthy, loving pup. I black and white male available. Mom is 6.5 pounds parti color yorkie and dad is miniature red poodle, 10 lbs. This guy may mature 10 pounds. He is priced at $350, cash only. Please contact me for more information or if you would like to come see him.

          University of Colorado president finalist draws concern      Comment   Translate Page      

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The selection of University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy as the sole finalist for president of the University of Colorado system has raised concerns from some CU students and faculty.

The concerns deal mainly with Kennedy's votes against marriage equality when he represented Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2007 as Republican.

Others have criticized the search process by the CU Board of Regents, saying it lacked transparency and thoroughness.

CU system spokesman Ken McConnellogue says there was no secrecy and the search was as open as it could be.

There were 160 applicants for the position.

Kennedy faces a final vote by the Board of Regents on his hiring to succeed President Bruce Benson.


          Comment on Free Julian Assange by Brian Johnston      Comment   Translate Page      
DMA: You say "I don’t think he should be freed if he broke laws and endangered people just because his actions exposed other crimes". Wishy Washy. Says nothing. Writing like this does not help. "I don't think". "if". You have to investigate. Did he endanger others. Did he expose crimes. Should the one who endangered the most be exposed. Who decides. Governments lie. Those who fled to America went in the name of freedom. To shake off the shackles of to much government. The British attempted to disarm the new colony. The constitution came into being with the 2nd Amendment. Whatever transpired subsequent to that is a separate issue. Rights, wrongs and excesses all existed on all sides. The debate is not 'Climate Change'. The debate is Anthropogenic Climate Change and is it real, is the anthropogenic bit a problem. The climate has been changing for four billion years. Have humans added to the change. Yes. How much. To little to bother about. Volcanos contribute far more. Is CO2 a problem. No, it is the life of the planet. Why are some reacting? The introduction of an authoritarian New World Order. Who is driving this? The idiot Left. The Marxist experiment rolls on. Do we want more CO2, sure do.
          Marriott removing plastic straws from its 6,500 hotels      Comment   Translate Page      
USA Today reports that Marriott Hotels will be eliminating plastic straws from its 6,500 hotels within the next year. (The report does't say whether dispensations will be made for customers with disabilities.) This is a big deal
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          PETITION - Loblaws: do the right thing, give the taxpayers back our $12 million.      Comment   Translate Page      
Loblaws is one of Canada’s largest supermarket chains, making $754 million in profit last year alone. Many of the taxpayers that are paying for this upgrade are living paycheck to paycheck, whereas Loblaws and the Weston family are extremely well-off
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          Chaput: ‘Rebuild a Christian society without divided loyalties’      Comment   Translate Page      

Winona, Minn., Apr 12, 2019 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- The once Christian culture of the West has forgotten its roots, Archbishop Charles Chaput said Friday, warning that basic principles of human dignity and freedom are now at risk.

The leader of the Philadelphia archdiocese told an April 12 gathering of priests, seminarians, and lay people at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona, Minn., that it is the sacred responsibility of the Church to be actors in history, steering society back to the path toward God.

“We need to understand that, increasingly, the main moral principles of the Declaration of Independence – things about which the Founders could say, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident’ -- are not at all self-evident or permanent to many of our intellectual and political leaders,” Chaput said, while he received the 2019 Immaculate Heart of Mary Award at the seminary's annual Bishops and Rector Dinner.

“The natural rights that most of us Americans take for granted mean nothing if there’s no such thing as a permanent human nature – a nature which many of those who seek to rule us, or already rule us, already reject. And that has consequences.”

The archbishop noted an increasing public hostility to the values of natural law and said that “secular inquisitors” seek to enforce a new orthodoxy which rejects basic human truths.

“Sex is their weapon of choice,” Chaput said, “a kind of Swiss Army knife of gender confusion, sexual license, and ferocious moralizing against anything that hints of classic Christian morality, purity, modesty, fertility, and lifelong fidelity based on the sexual complementarity of women and men.”

“To put it another way: The real enemies of human freedom, greatness, imagination, art, hope, culture, and conscience are those who attack religious belief, not believers.”

Chaput said that American society increasingly rejects the faith in God which was once its distinctive trait, calling faith the lost source of American “decency and vitality.”

“Unbelief– whether deliberate and ideological, or lazy and pragmatic – is the state religion of the modern world.  The fruit of that orthodoxy is the starvation and destruction of the human spirit, and a society without higher purpose.”

“Whatever our nation once was, today it risks becoming more and more obviously a new Rome with all of the inhuman flaws that implies,” he said.

The archbishop said that Christians are not called to be passive witnesses to the times. He reminded Catholics that each person is both the subject and author of their place in history.

Christians, he said, have the duty to remake society in the image of Christ by standing in firm contradiction to the prevailing culture, remembering that each person’s actions have consequences.

“To the degree we try to fit into a culture that’s more and more hostile to what Catholics have always believed – which is what we’ve been doing for decades now – we repudiate by our actions what we claim to hold sacred with our words,” Chaput said.

“No person, and no Church, can survive for long with divided loyalties.”

Chaput told the audience that Catholics had the duty to “serve the truth by telling the truth as joyfully and persuasively as we can.”

“Our faith changed the course of history and gave meaning to an entire civilization. And in the Risen Christ, God is now calling us, right now, starting with those of us here tonight, to do the same.”

The archbishop said that it was through faith in God that society appreciated the dignity of human nature and the freedom of the human soul. If American Catholics no longer know their faith, or their privilege of discipleship, or their call to mission, then “we have no one to blame but ourselves,” he said.

“The problem in American Catholic life is not a lack of money or resources or personnel or social influence,” Chaput said.

“The central problem in constructing a Christian culture is our lack of faith and the cowardice it produces. We need to admit this. And then we need to submit ourselves to a path of repentance and change, and unselfish witness to others.”

“Your diocese, your wonderful seminary, and each of your lives, needs to be an engine of that renewal.  That’s our purpose.  That’s our vocation.  That’s why God made us and put us here.”


          Avionics Technician - Chrono Aviation - Quebec City, QC      Comment   Translate Page      
At the heart of Chrono Aviation is a group of people passionate about aviation. Founded by a pilot of the country's largest airline, Chrono draws on the...
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          Claims Construction Specialist - Saskatchewan Government Insurance - Saskatoon, SK      Comment   Translate Page      
Reviews building codes and bylaws (National Building Code of Canada, city building bylaws and other codes and bylaws governing building construction) to... $69,708 - $89,892 a year
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           Comment on The Expanse: Season Four; Amazon Exec Gives an Update on the Sci-Fi Series by Erik J       Comment   Translate Page      
Finally, a show is rescued that deserves it! It had to happen, sooner or later, but I admit, through the years, I had almost lost lost faith in the laws of probability.
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Wind River Tiny Homes' previous model was centered around the view, but its newest home, the Lykke, is more concerned with cozy nights in. The compact tiny house is named after the Danish word for happiness and draws design cues from the Hygge lifestyle movement hailing from that part of the world.

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          Cloud Solution Architect I - AWS - Zones - Auburn, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
Today’s top brands count on Zones and our world-class partners – Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, Dell, Lenovo, and more – to transform their enterprises....
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          Review Roundup: Maggie Smith in A GERMAN LIFE - What Did The Critics Think?      Comment   Translate Page      

Maggie Smith returns to the stage for the first time in twelve years in A German Life, a new play by Christopher Hampton drawn from the life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel (1911-2017). Maggie Smith, alone on stage, plays Brunhilde Pomsel. Directed by Jonathan Kent, A German Life runs for five-weeks until 11 May with all performances at 7.30pm. Design is by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Jon Clark with sound by Paul Groothuis.

Brunhilde Pomsel's life spanned the twentieth century. She struggled to make ends meet as a secretary in Berlin during the 1930s, her many employers including a Jewish insurance broker, the German Broadcasting Corporation and, eventually, Joseph Goebbels.

Let's see what the critics are saying...


Michael Billington, The Guardian: What Smith captures brilliantly is the way, in old age, vagueness of memory co-exists with moments of piercing clarity. Rather than sit in judgement on the character, Smith also presents her from her own point of view. She is unapologetic about her delight in Weimar Berlin or about her initial impression that Goebbels was "damn good looking".

Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph: A compelling history lesson. An acting master-class like no other. Dame Maggie Smith is back on the London stage for the first time in 12 years and - at the age of 84 - commands attention for more than 90 minutes without interruption by virtue of her undiminished expressive powers and the unflagging importance of the tale she has to relay - that of one of Goebbels' secretaries, Brunhilde Pomsel (1911 - 2017), an ordinary woman who got a close-up view of the Nazi operation and yet had a strange and saving myopia when it came to grasping the full monstrosity of the regime.

Sarah Crompton, What's On Stage: It is an astonishing thing to see Maggie Smith hold an audience in the palm of her hand. Alone on stage for an hour and 45 minutes, never leaving her chair, speaking quietly and without any overly dramatic emphasis, she brings a woman and a world to life. You lean forward to hold the nuance and meaning of what she is saying. And what you hear is terrifying.

Aleks Sierz, The Arts Desk: Alone on stage for 100 minutes, Smith mesmerises the audience, not with her familiar waspish putdowns or crazy flightiness, but with something much more insidious and sinister: complete ordinariness. She is compelling because of her calm normality, an old woman having trouble with her memory. Seated for the whole time, her knees pressed tightly together, her gestures are spare but revealing. When she says how much she loved Berlin, her arms make an expansive arc; when she talks about the persecution of the Jews, she bows her head; to help her memory she taps her cranium. When recalling the horrific air raids she briefly touches her stomach. This restraint draws us in.

Andrzej Lukowski, TimeOut: Is it a brilliant performance? It is a totally brilliant performance, just don't expect fireworks. Smith's Pomsel - an altogether less imposing personality than Smith herself - is a woman who seems to constantly be wrestling with something: a struggle to remember? Guilt? Guilt at her lack of guilt? Horror at what previously uninterrogated memories of the Third Reich really signified? Often she stumbles over words or slightly loses her thread: maybe some of this is Smith stalling for time slightly, or perhaps each hesitation or repetition is immaculately scripted. Either way the effect of the same - low key magic, and a remarkable performance.

Tim Bano, The Stage: To begin with she natters away conversationally, reeling us in with a few witticisms (for who can deliver a witticism better than Maggie Smith?). When she forgets something, you feel like gently prompting her. It's as if there's this thin veil, ready to slip at any moment, that marks the difference between Brunhilde and Maggie. The slightly too long pauses as she recollects something: Brunhilde or Maggie? The knowing line: "my memory is not what it was" - Brunhilde or Maggie?


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Immunogenicity and reactogenicity of ten-valent versus 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines among infants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: a randomised controlled trial.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 08;:

Authors: Temple B, Toan NT, Dai VTT, Bright K, Licciardi PV, Marimla RA, Nguyen CD, Uyen DY, Balloch A, Huu TN, Mulholland EK

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Few data are available to support the choice between the two currently available pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs), ten-valent PCV (PCV10) and 13-valent PCV (PCV13). Here we report a head-to-head comparison of the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of PCV10 and PCV13.
METHODS: In this parallel, open-label, randomised controlled trial, healthy infants from two districts in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, were randomly allocated (in a 3:3:5:4:5:4 ratio), with use of a computer-generated list, to one of six infant PCV schedules: PCV10 in a 3 + 1 (group A), 3 + 0 (group B), 2 + 1 (group C), or two-dose schedule (group D); PCV13 in a 2 + 1 schedule (group E); or no infant PCV (control; group F). Blood samples were collected from infants between 2 months and 18 months of age at various timepoints before and after PCV doses and analysed (in a blinded manner) by ELISA and opsonophagocytic assay. The trial had two independent aims: to compare vaccination responses between PCV10 and PCV13, and to evaluate different schedules of PCV10. In this Article, we present results pertaining to the first aim. The primary outcome was the proportion of infants with an IgG concentration of at least 0·35 μg/mL for the ten serotypes common to the two vaccines at age 5 months, 4 weeks after the two-dose primary vaccination series (group C vs group E, per protocol population). An overall difference among the schedules was defined as at least seven of ten serotypes differing in the same direction at the 10% level. We also assessed whether the two-dose primary series of PCV13 (group E) was non-inferior at the 10% level to a three-dose primary series of PCV10 (groups A and B). This trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT01953510.
FINDINGS: Of 1424 infants screened between Sept 30, 2013, and Jan 9, 2015, 1201 were allocated to the six groups: 152 (13%) to group A, 149 (12%) to group B, 250 (21%) to group C, 202 (17%) to group D, 251 (21%) to group E, and 197 (16%) to group F. 237 (95%) participants in group C (PCV10) and 232 (92%) in group E (PCV13) completed the primary vaccination series and had blood draws within the specified window at age 5 months, at which time the proportion of infants with IgG concentrations of at least 0·35 μg/mL did not differ between groups at the 10% level for any serotype (PCV10-PCV13 risk difference -2·1% [95% CI -4·8 to -0·1] for serotype 1; -1·3% [-3·7 to 0·6] for serotype 4; -3·4% [-6·8 to -0·4] for serotype 5; 15·6 [7·2 to 23·7] for serotype 6B; -1·3% [-3·7 to 0·6] for serotype 7F; -1·6% [-5·1 to 1·7] for serotype 9V; 0·0% [-2·7 to 2·9] for serotype 14; -2·1% [-5·3 to 0·9] for serotype 18C; 0·0% [-2·2 to 2·3] for serotype 19F; and -11·6% [-18·2 to -4·9] for serotype 23F). At the same timepoint, two doses of PCV13 were non-inferior to three doses of PCV10 for nine of the ten shared serotypes (excluding 6B). Reactogenicity and serious adverse events were monitored according to good clinical practice guidelines, and the profiles were similar in the two groups.
INTERPRETATION: PCV10 and PCV13 are similarly highly immunogenic when used in 2 + 1 schedule. The choice of vaccine might be influenced by factors such as the comparative magnitude of the antibody responses, price, and the relative importance of different serotypes in different settings.
FUNDING: National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

PMID: 30975525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


          Analyst - (Oakland, California, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
THIS POSITION MUST BE REVIEWED WITH TOTAL COMPENSATION BEFORE POSTING. Collects data and provides analyses for a broad array of healthcare redesign issues across disciplines and functional areas. Carries out detailed tasks assigned by project teams. May work independently or as a part of a project team. Contributes to problem solving, process design and analytical support. Consults frequently with appropriate managers on progress. May be dedicated to a single department or business unit. Essential Responsibilities: Assists in the identification of key healthcare redesign business issues. Evaluates and distills analyses conducted by other departments and/or outside consultants. Assists in development and utilizes data gathering tools, such as surveys/questionnaires, work sampling, financial modeling, and interview questions, to ensure that appropriate quantitative and qualitative data is gathered for the analyses. Extracts data for analysis and interpretation. Conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses on a broad array of issues across disciplines, projects and functional areas as assigned. Prepares preliminary interpretations of analyses for project teams, clients, and/or department management. Recommends suggested action steps based on the analysis results. Prepares reports in accordance with the analytical results. Follows through any further actions based on the results using sound business judgment. Assists in the development of project proposals, recommendations, implementation plans, communication packages, performance measurement tools, and training materials related to the assigned projects. Contributes to practice development and department administration including, recruiting, debriefing on training, and developing thought pieces on topics like change management. May provide input to performance reviews of others in department. Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.
          Release of Information Assistant, On-Call (Clackamas) - (Clackamas, Oregon, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Under indirect supervision, responsible for processing all Release of Information (ROI) requests in a timely and efficient manner ensuring accuracy and providing customers with the highest quality product and customer service. The ROI Assistant must at all times safeguard and protect the patient-s right to privacy by ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the patient-s medical information and that all releases of information are in compliance with the request, authorization, company policy, State and Federal laws, and HIPAA regulations. Essential Functions: - NOTE: Specific positions may emphasize one or more of the following listed duties. - Respond/triage in person, telephone and mail requests from members, outside agencies, clinics, insurance companies, attorneys, physicians and Kaiser Permanente staff regarding release of health record information. - Release pertinent health care information through verbal and written communications in accordance with Regional Release of Information guidelines and Federal and State Laws. - Assure proper authorization for disclosure by reviewing records for sensitive (HIV, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol and Genetic) information, then comparing sensitive information with authorization to assure the authorization meets all necessary laws pertinent to the request. - Utilize computer system applications and equipment to receive and dispatch information to requesting parties for both emergent and non-emergent situations. - Analyze and prioritize incoming requests for release of information and code by type, i.e. coordination of care, disability forms, patient reviews, immunizations, attorneys and insurance companies. - Prioritize incoming requests in order to meet turnaround time requirements of the release request. - Create and update electronic health record (KPHC) disclosure database with pertinent information for tracking purposes. - Abstract requested information from KPHC, Results Reporting, other information applications, and from the paper record for onsite member reviews. - Assist members in all facets of onsite reviews to include: coordination of appointment, reviewing the record in preparation for the appointment; explanation of HIPAA amendment procedures and health medical record chart order and assisting members to place restrictions on disclosure of information. - Communicate with the appropriate physicians regarding requested information for review. - Coordinate, and complete amendment requests as per HIPAA guidelines. - QA Invoices (check to make sure address and HR # are correct, etc.) - Look up / create account number that payment will be posted to when received. - Coordinate/track physician completion of forms and requests for narratives from attorneys, insurance companies, etc. May require communicating with the physician regarding completion. - Assist with coordination of information for outside referrals by identifying appropriate information from KPHC, Results Reporting and the paper record per protocol and specific request and sending to the contract physicians. - Coordinate the HIPAA mandated Disclosure Accounting process to include education and follow-up to KPNW staff. - Reconcile QA and generate department billing, accept monies and route to cash control departments, and problem solve billing concerns. - Perform other duties as assigned.
          Financial Counselor (On-Call) - (Los Angeles, California, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Under indirect supervision, at the point of service provides financial counseling to patients in a personal interview to create a payer source for Inpatient & Outpatient self-pay accounts. Identifies potential third party liability, Workers Compensation, Commercial, COB, Medicare & Medi-Cal. Provides functional direction to Business Service Representatives & Receptionists. Determines & approves Medical Financial Assistance & payment arrangements. Essential Functions: - Upholds KP's Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities & applicable state, federal & local laws - Confidentially obtains or reviews & records patient financial & demographic information - Coordinates w/ inpatient/outpatient admission & registration for identification of potential alternate payor sources - Interviews patients to determine financial status, counsels & makes arrangements for direct payment, potential enrollment in a government sponsored program or direct billing to the patient - Completes Medical Financial Assistance applications based on analysis of patient financial information - Provides functional guidance to the support staff & informs support staff & physicians on new & revised processes - Acts as a patient/member advocate & uses knowledge of external & internal Social Services agencies for patient referral - Retrospectively reviews diagnosis & treatment records to identify potential Third Party Liability & Workers Compensation cases - Screens for potential eligibility for KP Membership through government programs (Medi-Cal, Medicare, transition plan, etc) - Obtains pre-authorizations for services from employers & other insurance carriers - Coordinates & collects conversion dues for KP coverage - Checks patient information against updated eligibility using on-line systems (Foundations) - Places telephone call to the appropriate departments (CSC, Sales & Marketing, etc) in cases where group eligibility is not updated - Ensures that all documentation in the billable jackets is complete & obtains missing or needed information - Establishes & maintains courteous, cooperative relations w/ the public, patients & other personnel - Performs other related duties as required
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Under general supervision, operates dedicated and specialized mammography radiographic equipment; formulates/calculates techniques and positions patients to produce diagnostic images of normal and abnormal human breast and associated tissue and related unusual changes for the use by physicians in making medical diagnoses. Within established/recognized scope of practice, uses independent judgment in critiquing radiographs and images, recognizing normal from abnormal tissue and taking additional required views such as magnification. Essential Functions: - Conducts a patient interview to attain full understanding of procedure & ultimately obtaining consent of the patient. Assists with orientation & training of students & other Radiologic Technologists in all aspects of positioning, compression, exposure factors, film processing & quality assurance/control. - Positions patients for mammography images. Accurately position patients including those with implants, taking into consideration body habitus & location of lesion. Utilizes & selects precise positioning techniques involved with additional/special views such as magnification, compression relative to the patient's condition or findings seen on images. - Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of, & ability to perform required mammography Q.C. for mammography according to the requirements of the State of CA & Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) Utilizes mammography equipment appropriately to perform Q.C. Functions. - Observes Reg'l & dept safety policies. - Considers the cognitive, physical, emotional & chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served. Assesses data reflective of the patient's status & interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs & provides the care needed in accordance with department policy. Adjusts technical factors relative to the requirements of the study. Modifies patient positioning techniques relative to the patient's physical & cognitive abilities with special consideration to the nature of the procedure & the patient's ability & willingness to cooperate under the tense circumstances. To the extent possible, positions patients in such a way as to avoid as much discomfort as possible. Stays in continual contact with any disoriented or confused patient. - Exercises clinical judgment within the scope of practice. Consults with the radiologist or other clinician for purposes of clarifying orders & questionable images/structure. Selects alternate or additional views appropriately relative to the patient's condition or findings seen on the images. Produces high quality diagnostic images that (1) are free from artifacts or blurred images caused by motion.; (2) demonstrate the area(s) of interest (3) exhibit the optimum contrast/exposure needed to differentiate various types of normal & abnormal tissue ( e.g., mammary, muscle, fat, lymph). - Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive & accurate manner & maintains documentation as required by ACR, MQSA, State of CA Dept. of Public Health (CDPH). - Completes & signs the standard consultation form and/or the processing of imaging records accurately & immediately following each procedure. - Accurately documents all pertinent information regarding mammography & clinical breast examinations. - May be required to perform routine radiographic examinations as needed. - May perform other duties as required. - Consistently supports compliance & the Principles of Responsibility by maintaining the privacy & confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting ethics & integrity, reporting non-compliance, & adhering to applicable fed, state & local laws & regulation, accreditation & licenser requirements (if applicable), & KP's policies & procedures. - Kaiser Permanente is an EEO/AA Employee.
          Dental Assistant - On Call - Skyline Dental *Possible Sign On Bonus* - (Salem, Oregon, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide direct support to dentists, hygienists, denturists and other provider personnel in the delivery of dental care and service within a Kaiser Permanente dental office. Essential Responsibilities: 1. PERFORM ALL OF THE DUTIES permitted a dental assistant consistent with the individual-s training and in the presence of or under the observation of a licensed provider as referenced in State Dental Practice Act and the related Administrative Rules. These duties to include: - Apply topical anesthetic and desensitizing agents, as directed by the provider, - Removal of sutures and post-extraction and periodontal dressings, - Retract a patient-s cheek, tongue, or other tissue during an operation, - Assist in the placement or removal of a rubber dam, - Remove debris created during operative procedures with a vacuum device, compressed air, mouth washes, or water, - Extra-oral procedures which are not hazardous, - Inspect the oral cavity using a mirror, - Dry root canals with paper points, - Place temporary filling material into the endodontic access, - Take impressions for periodontal night guard, - Polish the coronal surfaces of teeth when a dentist or hygienist has determined teeth are free of calculus, - Train persons (patients) in techniques of oral hygiene and prevention of oral disease, Place films (dental radiographs), adjust equipment preparatory to exposing films, and expose films. 2. IN SUPPORT of the practice of a dentist provider who is not an orthodontist; - Preliminary select and size bands, - Remove fixed orthodontic appliances, - Check for loose bands and brackets, - Remove ligature ties and head appliances, - Place and remove arch wires, elastics and orthodontic separators, - Take intra-oral measurements for orthodontic procedures, - Remove supra-gingival orthodontic bracket bonding material with a hand piece that does not exceed 25,000 revolutions per minute - Place ligature ties and head appliances. - Train persons (patients) in techniques of oral hygiene and prevention of oral disease. - Place films (dental radiographs), adjust equipment preparatory to exposing films, and expose films. 3. ORGANIZE patient-s dental record consistent with established guidelines, confirm its availability and assure that it is in order and ready for provider-s use at the time care and service is to be provided. 4. GREET, INTRODUCE SELF TO, and INFORM PATIENT of general treatment to be provided and provider to be seen consistent with established Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Guidelines. 5. REVIEW HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE with patient and notify provider of reported conditions that could effect treatment. 6. PROMOTE patient-s emotional comfort by gaining rapport, instilling confidence and promoting tranquility. 7. INFORM and ANSWER patient-s and/or parent-s questions regarding care and service provided as directed by provider. 8. ANTICIPATE NEEDS of provider in the delivery of patient care and service. 9. COMMUNICATE INFORMATION important to maintaining the proper scheduling and flow of patients consistent with information recorded in the patient-s dental record. 10. PREPARE, ORGANIZE, ARRANGE and PASS DENTAL INSTRUMENTS, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS as requested by the provider and required by established guidelines. 11. ESTABLISH and MAINTAIN a CLEAR and CLEAN OPERATING FIELD. 12. RECORD and/or VERIFY INFORMATION in the patient-s dental record according to established procedures. 13. RECORD and/or VERIFY ALL PATIENT CARE AND SERVICE RELATED INFORMATION on all necessary forms and documents consistent with established guidelines and in a manner that accurately reflects the information documented in the patient-s dental record. 14. AS REQUIRED IN SUPPORT OF DIRECT PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES, ENTER, RETRIEVE AND TRANSMIT PATIENT CARE AND SERVICE RELATED INFORMATION via the Program-s automated patient and provider scheduling system (TEAM), consistent with established guidelines and training. 15. RESPOND TO MEDICAL EMERGENCY SITUATIONS consistent with established guidelines. 16. EXPOSE and PROCESS DENTAL RADIOGRAPHS as required consistent with established guidelines and radiology equipment use specifications. 17. TAKE PATIENT-S BLOOD PRESSURE and ACCURATELY RECORD in patient-s dental record. 18. CLEAN and STERILIZE and PROCESS INSTRUMENTS consistent with established guidelines. 19. MAINTAIN CLEAN, ORDERLY, WELL ORGANIZED AND SUPPLIED WORK ENVIRONMENT, including assigned operatory, laboratory and instrument processing areas, consistent with established infection control. 20. ASSURE PROPER HANDLING OF ALL MATERIALS in accordance with Hazard Communication Program and Infection Control Guidelines. 21. ASSURE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF EQUIPMENT through the periodic completion of established preventive maintenance procedures such as cleaning and oiling, and reporting non-functioning, damaged, etc. equipment to office manager or supervisor in a timely manner. 22. PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED by the office manager or supervisory personnel that are consistent with the individual-s training and experience IN AN ACTIVE AND COOPERATIVE MANNER. 23. ACT IN CONFORMANCE with established program policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols, the Administrative Rules of the State Board of Dentistry, the State Dental Practice Act and any other laws and regulations that govern the role and responsibilities of the dental assistant and satisfactorily maintain the established qualifications for selection towards this position. 24. PERFORM THE FOLLOWING FUNCTIONS provided that the dentist is on the premises and the dentist checks the patient before and after the functions are performed; - Place matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations. - Polish amalgam restorations. - Remove supra-gingival excess cement. - Take impressions for the following purposes; o Diagnostic models, o Counter and opposing models, o Fabrication of temporary restorations, o Intra-oral bite registration for study model articulation. - Place and remove a rubber dam, - Fabricate temporary plastic-type crowns. 25. ASSIST IN MONITORING PATIENTS that are being administered nitrous oxide consistent with established guidelines. 26. Other duties appropriate for EFDA as authorized by Board of Dentistry rules and regulations.
          Dental Assistant - (Skyline Dental) -On-Call *Possible Sign On Bonus - (Salem, Oregon, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide direct support to dentists, hygienists, denturists and other provider personnel in the delivery of dental care and service within a Kaiser Permanente dental office. Essential Responsibilities: 1. PERFORM ALL OF THE DUTIES permitted a dental assistant consistent with the individual-s training and in the presence of or under the observation of a licensed provider as referenced in State Dental Practice Act and the related Administrative Rules. These duties to include: - Apply topical anesthetic and desensitizing agents, as directed by the provider, - Removal of sutures and post-extraction and periodontal dressings, - Retract a patient-s cheek, tongue, or other tissue during an operation, - Assist in the placement or removal of a rubber dam, - Remove debris created during operative procedures with a vacuum device, compressed air, mouth washes, or water, - Extra-oral procedures which are not hazardous, - Inspect the oral cavity using a mirror, - Dry root canals with paper points, - Place temporary filling material into the endodontic access, - Take impressions for periodontal night guard, - Polish the coronal surfaces of teeth when a dentist or hygienist has determined teeth are free of calculus, - Train persons (patients) in techniques of oral hygiene and prevention of oral disease, Place films (dental radiographs), adjust equipment preparatory to exposing films, and expose films. 2. IN SUPPORT of the practice of a dentist provider who is not an orthodontist; - Preliminary select and size bands, - Remove fixed orthodontic appliances, - Check for loose bands and brackets, - Remove ligature ties and head appliances, - Place and remove arch wires, elastics and orthodontic separators, - Take intra-oral measurements for orthodontic procedures, - Remove supra-gingival orthodontic bracket bonding material with a hand piece that does not exceed 25,000 revolutions per minute - Place ligature ties and head appliances. - Train persons (patients) in techniques of oral hygiene and prevention of oral disease. - Place films (dental radiographs), adjust equipment preparatory to exposing films, and expose films. 3. ORGANIZE patient-s dental record consistent with established guidelines, confirm its availability and assure that it is in order and ready for provider-s use at the time care and service is to be provided. 4. GREET, INTRODUCE SELF TO, and INFORM PATIENT of general treatment to be provided and provider to be seen consistent with established Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Guidelines. 5. REVIEW HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE with patient and notify provider of reported conditions that could effect treatment. 6. PROMOTE patient-s emotional comfort by gaining rapport, instilling confidence and promoting tranquility. 7. INFORM and ANSWER patient-s and/or parent-s questions regarding care and service provided as directed by provider. 8. ANTICIPATE NEEDS of provider in the delivery of patient care and service. 9. COMMUNICATE INFORMATION important to maintaining the proper scheduling and flow of patients consistent with information recorded in the patient-s dental record. 10. PREPARE, ORGANIZE, ARRANGE and PASS DENTAL INSTRUMENTS, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS as requested by the provider and required by established guidelines. 11. ESTABLISH and MAINTAIN a CLEAR and CLEAN OPERATING FIELD. 12. RECORD and/or VERIFY INFORMATION in the patient-s dental record according to established procedures. 13. RECORD and/or VERIFY ALL PATIENT CARE AND SERVICE RELATED INFORMATION on all necessary forms and documents consistent with established guidelines and in a manner that accurately reflects the information documented in the patient-s dental record. 14. AS REQUIRED IN SUPPORT OF DIRECT PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES, ENTER, RETRIEVE AND TRANSMIT PATIENT CARE AND SERVICE RELATED INFORMATION via the Program-s automated patient and provider scheduling system (TEAM), consistent with established guidelines and training. 15. RESPOND TO MEDICAL EMERGENCY SITUATIONS consistent with established guidelines. 16. EXPOSE and PROCESS DENTAL RADIOGRAPHS as required consistent with established guidelines and radiology equipment use specifications. 17. TAKE PATIENT-S BLOOD PRESSURE and ACCURATELY RECORD in patient-s dental record. 18. CLEAN and STERILIZE and PROCESS INSTRUMENTS consistent with established guidelines. 19. MAINTAIN CLEAN, ORDERLY, WELL ORGANIZED AND SUPPLIED WORK ENVIRONMENT, including assigned operatory, laboratory and instrument processing areas, consistent with established infection control. 20. ASSURE PROPER HANDLING OF ALL MATERIALS in accordance with Hazard Communication Program and Infection Control Guidelines. 21. ASSURE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF EQUIPMENT through the periodic completion of established preventive maintenance procedures such as cleaning and oiling, and reporting non-functioning, damaged, etc. equipment to office manager or supervisor in a timely manner. 22. PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED by the office manager or supervisory personnel that are consistent with the individual-s training and experience IN AN ACTIVE AND COOPERATIVE MANNER. 23. ACT IN CONFORMANCE with established program policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols, the Administrative Rules of the State Board of Dentistry, the State Dental Practice Act and any other laws and regulations that govern the role and responsibilities of the dental assistant and satisfactorily maintain the established qualifications for selection towards this position. 24. PERFORM THE FOLLOWING FUNCTIONS provided that the dentist is on the premises and the dentist checks the patient before and after the functions are performed; - Place matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations. - Polish amalgam restorations. - Remove supra-gingival excess cement. - Take impressions for the following purposes; o Diagnostic models, o Counter and opposing models, o Fabrication of temporary restorations, o Intra-oral bite registration for study model articulation. - Place and remove a rubber dam, - Fabricate temporary plastic-type crowns. 25. ASSIST IN MONITORING PATIENTS that are being administered nitrous oxide consistent with established guidelines. 26. Other duties appropriate for EFDA as authorized by Board of Dentistry rules and regulations.
          Dental Assistant - Salem, OR *Sign On Bonus Possible* - (Salem, Oregon, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide direct support to dentists, hygienists, denturists and other provider personnel in the delivery of dental care and service within a Kaiser Permanente dental office. Essential Responsibilities: 1. PERFORM ALL OF THE DUTIES permitted a dental assistant consistent with the individual-s training and in the presence of or under the observation of a licensed provider as referenced in State Dental Practice Act and the related Administrative Rules. These duties to include: - Apply topical anesthetic and desensitizing agents, as directed by the provider, - Removal of sutures and post-extraction and periodontal dressings, - Retract a patient-s cheek, tongue, or other tissue during an operation, - Assist in the placement or removal of a rubber dam, - Remove debris created during operative procedures with a vacuum device, compressed air, mouth washes, or water, - Extra-oral procedures which are not hazardous, - Inspect the oral cavity using a mirror, - Dry root canals with paper points, - Place temporary filling material into the endodontic access, - Take impressions for periodontal night guard, - Polish the coronal surfaces of teeth when a dentist or hygienist has determined teeth are free of calculus, - Train persons (patients) in techniques of oral hygiene and prevention of oral disease, Place films (dental radiographs), adjust equipment preparatory to exposing films, and expose films. 2. IN SUPPORT of the practice of a dentist provider who is not an orthodontist; - Preliminary select and size bands, - Remove fixed orthodontic appliances, - Check for loose bands and brackets, - Remove ligature ties and head appliances, - Place and remove arch wires, elastics and orthodontic separators, - Take intra-oral measurements for orthodontic procedures, - Remove supra-gingival orthodontic bracket bonding material with a hand piece that does not exceed 25,000 revolutions per minute - Place ligature ties and head appliances. - Train persons (patients) in techniques of oral hygiene and prevention of oral disease. - Place films (dental radiographs), adjust equipment preparatory to exposing films, and expose films. 3. ORGANIZE patient-s dental record consistent with established guidelines, confirm its availability and assure that it is in order and ready for provider-s use at the time care and service is to be provided. 4. GREET, INTRODUCE SELF TO, and INFORM PATIENT of general treatment to be provided and provider to be seen consistent with established Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Guidelines. 5. REVIEW HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE with patient and notify provider of reported conditions that could effect treatment. 6. PROMOTE patient-s emotional comfort by gaining rapport, instilling confidence and promoting tranquility. 7. INFORM and ANSWER patient-s and/or parent-s questions regarding care and service provided as directed by provider. 8. ANTICIPATE NEEDS of provider in the delivery of patient care and service. 9. COMMUNICATE INFORMATION important to maintaining the proper scheduling and flow of patients consistent with information recorded in the patient-s dental record. 10. PREPARE, ORGANIZE, ARRANGE and PASS DENTAL INSTRUMENTS, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS as requested by the provider and required by established guidelines. 11. ESTABLISH and MAINTAIN a CLEAR and CLEAN OPERATING FIELD. 12. RECORD and/or VERIFY INFORMATION in the patient-s dental record according to established procedures. 13. RECORD and/or VERIFY ALL PATIENT CARE AND SERVICE RELATED INFORMATION on all necessary forms and documents consistent with established guidelines and in a manner that accurately reflects the information documented in the patient-s dental record. 14. AS REQUIRED IN SUPPORT OF DIRECT PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES, ENTER, RETRIEVE AND TRANSMIT PATIENT CARE AND SERVICE RELATED INFORMATION via the Program-s automated patient and provider scheduling system (TEAM), consistent with established guidelines and training. 15. RESPOND TO MEDICAL EMERGENCY SITUATIONS consistent with established guidelines. 16. EXPOSE and PROCESS DENTAL RADIOGRAPHS as required consistent with established guidelines and radiology equipment use specifications. 17. TAKE PATIENT-S BLOOD PRESSURE and ACCURATELY RECORD in patient-s dental record. 18. CLEAN and STERILIZE and PROCESS INSTRUMENTS consistent with established guidelines. 19. MAINTAIN CLEAN, ORDERLY, WELL ORGANIZED AND SUPPLIED WORK ENVIRONMENT, including assigned operatory, laboratory and instrument processing areas, consistent with established infection control. 20. ASSURE PROPER HANDLING OF ALL MATERIALS in accordance with Hazard Communication Program and Infection Control Guidelines. 21. ASSURE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF EQUIPMENT through the periodic completion of established preventive maintenance procedures such as cleaning and oiling, and reporting non-functioning, damaged, etc. equipment to office manager or supervisor in a timely manner. 22. PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED by the office manager or supervisory personnel that are consistent with the individual-s training and experience IN AN ACTIVE AND COOPERATIVE MANNER. 23. ACT IN CONFORMANCE with established program policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols, the Administrative Rules of the State Board of Dentistry, the State Dental Practice Act and any other laws and regulations that govern the role and responsibilities of the dental assistant and satisfactorily maintain the established qualifications for selection towards this position. 24. PERFORM THE FOLLOWING FUNCTIONS provided that the dentist is on the premises and the dentist checks the patient before and after the functions are performed; - Place matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations. - Polish amalgam restorations. - Remove supra-gingival excess cement. - Take impressions for the following purposes; o Diagnostic models, o Counter and opposing models, o Fabrication of temporary restorations, o Intra-oral bite registration for study model articulation. - Place and remove a rubber dam, - Fabricate temporary plastic-type crowns. 25. ASSIST IN MONITORING PATIENTS that are being administered nitrous oxide consistent with established guidelines. 26. Other duties appropriate for EFDA as authorized by Board of Dentistry rules and regulations.
          Dental Assistant - North Lancaster Dental Offices *Possible Sign On Bonus* - (Salem, Oregon, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide direct support to dentists, hygienists, denturists and other provider personnel in the delivery of dental care and service within a Kaiser Permanente dental office. Essential Responsibilities: 1. PERFORM ALL OF THE DUTIES permitted a dental assistant consistent with the individual-s training and in the presence of or under the observation of a licensed provider as referenced in State Dental Practice Act and the related Administrative Rules. These duties to include: - Apply topical anesthetic and desensitizing agents, as directed by the provider, - Removal of sutures and post-extraction and periodontal dressings, - Retract a patient-s cheek, tongue, or other tissue during an operation, - Assist in the placement or removal of a rubber dam, - Remove debris created during operative procedures with a vacuum device, compressed air, mouth washes, or water, - Extra-oral procedures which are not hazardous, - Inspect the oral cavity using a mirror, - Dry root canals with paper points, - Place temporary filling material into the endodontic access, - Take impressions for periodontal night guard, - Polish the coronal surfaces of teeth when a dentist or hygienist has determined teeth are free of calculus, - Train persons (patients) in techniques of oral hygiene and prevention of oral disease, Place films (dental radiographs), adjust equipment preparatory to exposing films, and expose films. 2. IN SUPPORT of the practice of a dentist provider who is not an orthodontist; - Preliminary select and size bands, - Remove fixed orthodontic appliances, - Check for loose bands and brackets, - Remove ligature ties and head appliances, - Place and remove arch wires, elastics and orthodontic separators, - Take intra-oral measurements for orthodontic procedures, - Remove supra-gingival orthodontic bracket bonding material with a hand piece that does not exceed 25,000 revolutions per minute - Place ligature ties and head appliances. - Train persons (patients) in techniques of oral hygiene and prevention of oral disease. - Place films (dental radiographs), adjust equipment preparatory to exposing films, and expose films. 3. ORGANIZE patient-s dental record consistent with established guidelines, confirm its availability and assure that it is in order and ready for provider-s use at the time care and service is to be provided. 4. GREET, INTRODUCE SELF TO, and INFORM PATIENT of general treatment to be provided and provider to be seen consistent with established Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Guidelines. 5. REVIEW HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE with patient and notify provider of reported conditions that could effect treatment. 6. PROMOTE patient-s emotional comfort by gaining rapport, instilling confidence and promoting tranquility. 7. INFORM and ANSWER patient-s and/or parent-s questions regarding care and service provided as directed by provider. 8. ANTICIPATE NEEDS of provider in the delivery of patient care and service. 9. COMMUNICATE INFORMATION important to maintaining the proper scheduling and flow of patients consistent with information recorded in the patient-s dental record. 10. PREPARE, ORGANIZE, ARRANGE and PASS DENTAL INSTRUMENTS, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS as requested by the provider and required by established guidelines. 11. ESTABLISH and MAINTAIN a CLEAR and CLEAN OPERATING FIELD. 12. RECORD and/or VERIFY INFORMATION in the patient-s dental record according to established procedures. 13. RECORD and/or VERIFY ALL PATIENT CARE AND SERVICE RELATED INFORMATION on all necessary forms and documents consistent with established guidelines and in a manner that accurately reflects the information documented in the patient-s dental record. 14. AS REQUIRED IN SUPPORT OF DIRECT PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES, ENTER, RETRIEVE AND TRANSMIT PATIENT CARE AND SERVICE RELATED INFORMATION via the Program-s automated patient and provider scheduling system (TEAM), consistent with established guidelines and training. 15. RESPOND TO MEDICAL EMERGENCY SITUATIONS consistent with established guidelines. 16. EXPOSE and PROCESS DENTAL RADIOGRAPHS as required consistent with established guidelines and radiology equipment use specifications. 17. TAKE PATIENT-S BLOOD PRESSURE and ACCURATELY RECORD in patient-s dental record. 18. CLEAN and STERILIZE and PROCESS INSTRUMENTS consistent with established guidelines. 19. MAINTAIN CLEAN, ORDERLY, WELL ORGANIZED AND SUPPLIED WORK ENVIRONMENT, including assigned operatory, laboratory and instrument processing areas, consistent with established infection control. 20. ASSURE PROPER HANDLING OF ALL MATERIALS in accordance with Hazard Communication Program and Infection Control Guidelines. 21. ASSURE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF EQUIPMENT through the periodic completion of established preventive maintenance procedures such as cleaning and oiling, and reporting non-functioning, damaged, etc. equipment to office manager or supervisor in a timely manner. 22. PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED by the office manager or supervisory personnel that are consistent with the individual-s training and experience IN AN ACTIVE AND COOPERATIVE MANNER. 23. ACT IN CONFORMANCE with established program policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols, the Administrative Rules of the State Board of Dentistry, the State Dental Practice Act and any other laws and regulations that govern the role and responsibilities of the dental assistant and satisfactorily maintain the established qualifications for selection towards this position. 24. PERFORM THE FOLLOWING FUNCTIONS provided that the dentist is on the premises and the dentist checks the patient before and after the functions are performed; - Place matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations. - Polish amalgam restorations. - Remove supra-gingival excess cement. - Take impressions for the following purposes; o Diagnostic models, o Counter and opposing models, o Fabrication of temporary restorations, o Intra-oral bite registration for study model articulation. - Place and remove a rubber dam, - Fabricate temporary plastic-type crowns. 25. ASSIST IN MONITORING PATIENTS that are being administered nitrous oxide consistent with established guidelines. 26. Other duties appropriate for EFDA as authorized by Board of Dentistry rules and regulations.
          Laboratory Assistant II - Grade 365 - (San Francisco, California, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Under the direction and oversight of the Laboratory Director and Laboratory Manager, or designee, within the scope of Unlicensed Laboratory Personnel as described in B&PC 1269, receives and processes specimens, performs clerical tasks and performs phlebotomy. May operate automated or semi-automated test equipment, or plate and process microbiology specimens under the direct and constant supervision of a licensed person, as authorized by the California lab law. Essential Functions: - Draws blood from patient's finger, heel, or vein, observing principles of asepsis to obtain blood samples. - Obtains the correct amount and type of specimen. - Documents all requests and released results of lab work accurately. - Informs physicians of released lab results. - Completes appropriate routing, handling, and processing of various medical specimens. - Orders, distributes and stocks supplies as needed. - Trains and reports on the work performance of other Laboratory Assistants. - Perform other related duties as necessary. - This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
          NP PA Urgent Care Lancaster - (Lancaster, California, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Nurse practitioners (NP) provide health care services to patients who may have acute episodic conditions or chronic problems, as well as those seeking health evaluation, preventive care and/or education and counseling. NPs provide care in areas within KP in primary care or specialty departments consistent with their educational preparation following the Regional Standardized Procedures and Process Protocols for Ambulatory and Hospital-Based Practice. They perform complete physical examinations, including ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests and examinations. Assume on-going responsibility for each patient from discovery of the disorder to recovery. Diagnose and treat both chronic and episodic disorders including complications of otherwise normal processes. Establish and document the health care plan and diagnosis, maintain records of each case that are sufficiently complete for any physician reviewing them to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan. Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members and to customers, contracted providers and vendors. Essential Responsibilities: Collect subjective data (obtain history). Collect objective data (perform a physical exam). Develop an assessment (diagnosis). Develop and implement a management plan. Facilitate the referral of patients to the appropriate health facilities, agencies and resources within the community. Order pharmacologic interventions. Develop and implement an educational plan. Plan for appropriate follow-up care. Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.
          Pharmacy Intern - (Spokane, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
The Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Pharmacy Intern shares the responsibility and accountability for: The timely and appropriate distribution of drug therapy in compliance with state and federal laws and in accordance with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington policies and procedures. The provision of pharmaceutical care. A leadership role in the continued development and management of a model distribution system. The provision of patient focused service through a collaborative team approach with customers and other health care providers. Their own training and educational opportunities to foster growth in technical, professional and service skills in support of organizational objectives. 1st year: Intern will gain experience and competency in the delivery system. 2nd year: Intern will begin working in the advanced delivery system. 3rd, 4th year & Graduate Intern: Intern will practice providing direct patient care after demonstration of competency in delivery system functioning. Essential Responsibilities: The intern will gain experience and competency in the delivery system. Duties: To be done under supervision of a pharmacist include; Process orders through the KFHPW Rx system, insuring presentable and acceptable labeling of drug products. Provide timely preparation and delivery of medications. Interpret information on KFHPW Rx to determine costs, amounts to be dispensed, and proper use of over-ride in the preparation of a prescription. Utilize KFHPW RX front counter transactions Return to stock those medications not picked up. Float to other areas needing assistance when work load permits. Supports and enhances pharmaceutical care efforts. Adheres to customer service standards that ensure all Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington customers will be treated in a friendly, caring, and professional manner and that communication is efficient and effective. Responsibilities of the Intern include; Assure 100 % accuracy of medication products under supervision of a pharmacist. Performs other site specific duties as assigned or required.
          Extern, Dental Assistant - Lancaster - (Salem, Oregon, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Provide direct support to dentists, hygienists, denturists and other provider personnel in the delivery of dental care and service within a Kaiser Permanente dental office. Essential Responsibilities: Perform all of the duties permitted for a Dental Assistant consistent with the individual's training and in the presence of or under the observation of a licensed provider as referenced in the State Dental Practice Act any other laws and regulations that govern the role and responsibilities of the Dental Assistant. Duties include: Apply topical anesthetic and desensitizing agents. Removal of sutures. Retract a patient's cheek, tongue, or other tissue. Place or assist in the placement or removal of a rubber dam. Remove debris created during operative procedures. Place temporary filling material and take alginate impressions. Polish the coronal surfaces of teeth. In Washington only: after a dentist has determined teeth are free of calculus. Train patients in techniques of oral hygiene and prevention of oral disease. Place digital sensors or phosphor plates, adjust equipment preparatory to exposing dental images. Organize patient's dental record. Greet and inform patients. Promote patient's emotional comfort. Anticipate of provider in the delivery of patient care and service. Communicate information important to maintaining the proper scheduling and flow of patients. Prepare, organize, arrange and pass dental instruments, supplies and materials. Review, record and/or verify information in the patient's dental record and notify provider of reported conditions that could affect treatment. Respond to medical emergency situations. Take patients' blood pressure and accurately record in patient's dental record. Clean, sterilize and process instruments consistent with established guidelines. Maintain a clean, and well organized work environment, including operatory, laboratory and instrument processing areas, consistent with established infection control. Assure proper handling of all materials in accordance with Hazard Communication Program and Infection Control Guidelines. Perform other duties as assigned by the office manager or supervisory personnel that are consistent with the individual's training and experience. Perform the following functions provided that the dentist is on the premises and the dentist checks the patient before and after the functions are performed; Place matrix retainers for alloy and composite restorations. Polish amalgam restorations. Remove supra-gingival excess cement. Take impressions for diagnostic and opposing models, Fabrication of temporary restorations, Intra-oral bite registration. Fabricate temporary crowns. Assist in monitoring patients that are being administered nitrous oxide.
          Coordinator Patient Care-Continuing Care - (Honolulu, Hawaii, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Coordinates with physicians, staff, and non-Kaiser providers and facilities regarding patient care. In conjunction with physicians, develops plans of care and discharge plans, monitors all clinical activities, makes recommendations for alternative levels of care, identifies cost-effective protocols, and develops guidelines for care. Essential Responsibilities: The primary job duties this position is responsible for achieving are listed in order of importance. Performs daily pre-admission, admission, and concurrent utilization reviews to determine appropriate levels of care and readiness for discharge. Escalates utilization and system problems which have not been resolved immediately. Performs rounds and reviews patient admissions under Kaiser Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) benefit. Utilizes knowledge and experience of Medicare regulations and Health Plan benefits to determine medical necessity. Monitors the progression of the plan of care and facilitates discussions with the multidisciplinary teams. Educates other healthcare team members on utilization and cost containment initiatives. Collaborates with and provides information to patients, families, physicians, and staff regarding the provisions of care. Issues denial/notices of non-coverage letters after conferring with physicians. Ensures continuity of care for outside services for the patient. Monitors level of care. Develops, evaluates, and coordinates a comprehensive discharge plan in conjunction with the patient/family, physician, nursing, social services, and other healthcare providers and agencies. Monitors care processes and participates in the development and implementation of guidelines, pre- printed physician orders, care paths, etc. for patient care. Identifies and assists in the implementation of opportunities for cost-savings and improvements in the quality of care across the continuum. Establishes and maintains effective relationships between Kaiser Permanente and the community facilities. Identifies quality improvement and relationship building opportunities. Monitors high-cost cases and reports findings to Hospital Administration, Director of Continuing Care and/or Community Medical Services. Keeps abreast of current changes in health care benefits, laws or regulatory requirements which influence health plan benefit issues. May perform patient care to the extent necessary to maintain clinical expertise, competency, and licensing necessary to fulfill job responsibilities and to direct the provision of care on the unit. Provides direct patient care on an as needed basis. Provides services that are within scope of license and in compliance with all legal, regulatory, and policy requirements relevant to clinical role performed. Incorporates the KP Nursing Vision, Model and Values throughout their Nursing Practice.
          Pharmacy Tech - (Spokane, Washington, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
THIS IS A TEMPORARY ON-CALL POSITION COVERING PRIMARILY FOR SOUTH HILL PHARMACY BUT MAY ALSO NEED TO COVER AT RIVERFRONT PHARMACY, LIDGERWOOD PHARMACY AND VERADALE PHARMACY. WEEKEND COVERAGE MAY BE REQUIRED. PREFER RETAIL PHARMACY EXPERIENCE. The Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Technician performs functions that support the daily workflow of the pharmacy. The Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Technician ensures the timely and appropriate distribution of drug therapy in compliance with state and federal laws and in accordance with Kaiser Permanente policies and procedures. Essential Responsibilities: Performs functions that support the daily workflow of the pharmacy including: Typing new prescriptions; Processing refill prescriptions and entering other prescription data into the computer; Counting and pouring medications from stock bottles; Entering chronic condition information; Prepackaging and labeling medications; Stocking shelves; Filling prescriptions; Performing inventory functions; Releasing refill medications and OTC products to patients; Handling non-professional phone calls including refill requests from patients and refill authorizations from prescribers; Calling prescribers to obtain refill authorization; Triaging phone calls to the appropriate person. Working knowledge and competency with cashiering processes and procedures. Adherence to Kaiser Permanente Cash Security and Compliance standards. Ensures the timely and appropriate distribution of drug therapy by: reading, interpreting, and filling prescription orders with the correct medication; ensuring the quantities are correct based on the signature; accurately calculate dosages based on the patient's weight. Ensures patient safety and provides excellent customer service to the patient by: identifying opportunities to prevent unusual occurrences; consistently performing safety checks when dispensing medications; taking appropriate steps to resolve and report unusual occurrences; and following standard work for greeting patients and providing excellent customer service; providing service recovery when appropriate and by following proper procedures. Demonstrates dedication to evidence-based medicine in daily duties by staying current on clinical initiatives and priorities; and identifying specific issues and bringing them to a pharmacist's attention (such as high risk medications, glucose strips, preferred drugs). Administers the different medication formularies by following Kaiser Permanente policies, procedures and protocols. Maintains and utilizes current knowledge of basic drug information and medical terminology when performing duties.
          NP PA Dermatology - Glendale (LA) - (Glendale, California, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Nurse practitioners (NP) provide health care services to patients who may have acute episodic conditions or chronic problems, as well as those seeking health evaluation, preventive care and/or education and counseling. NPs provide care in areas within KP in primary care or specialty departments consistent with their educational preparation following the Regional Standardized Procedures and Process Protocols for Ambulatory and Hospital-Based Practice. They perform complete physical examinations, including ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests and examinations. Assume on-going responsibility for each patient from discovery of the disorder to recovery. Diagnose and treat both chronic and episodic disorders including complications of otherwise normal processes. Establish and document the health care plan and diagnosis, maintain records of each case that are sufficiently complete for any physician reviewing them to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan. Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members and to customers, contracted providers and vendors. Essential Responsibilities: Collect subjective data (obtain history). Collect objective data (perform a physical exam). Develop an assessment (diagnosis). Develop and implement a management plan. Facilitate the referral of patients to the appropriate health facilities, agencies and resources within the community. Order pharmacologic interventions. Develop and implement an educational plan. Plan for appropriate follow-up care. Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.
          Diagnostic Imaging Tech-Mammo I-PD - (Los Angeles, California, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Under general supervision, operates dedicated and specialized mammography radiographic equipment; formulates/calculates techniques and positions patients to produce diagnostic images of normal and abnormal human breast and associated tissue and related unusual changes for the use by physicians in making medical diagnoses. Within established/recognized scope of practice, uses independent judgment in critiquing radiographs and images, recognizing normal from abnormal tissue and taking additional required views such as magnification. Essential Functions: - Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws - Operates dedicated and complex mammography equipment in a patient care setting for the purpose of obtaining definitive diagnosis for positive findings on a mammogram - Selects correct technical factors relative to the requirements of the study and the patient's age, body habitus and pathology - Consistently processes radiographic images properly, utilizing automated equipment - Critiques image and makes necessary adjustments in technical factors, patient positioning, etc - Demonstrates knowledge of, and consistently uses, proper sterile techniques, and/or proper infection control technique - Conducts a patient interview to attain full understanding of procedure and ultimately obtaining consent of the patient - Assists with orientation and training of students and other Radiologic Technologists in all aspects of positioning, compression, exposure factors, film processing and quality assurance/control - Positions patients for mammography images - Accurately position patients including those with implants, taking into consideration body habitus and location of lesion - Utilizes and selects precise positioning techniques involved with additional/special views such as magnification, compression relative to the patient's condition or findings seen on images - Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of, and ability to perform required mammography Q.C. for mammography according to the requirements of the State of California and Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) - Performs accurate calibration of mammographic equipment - Observes Regional and department safety policies - Considers the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served - Assesses data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs and provides the care needed in accordance with department policy - Adjusts technical factors relative to the requirements of the study - Modifies patient positioning techniques relative to the patient's physical and cognitive abilities with special consideration to the nature of the procedure and the patient's ability and willingness to cooperate under the tense circumstances - To the extent possible, positions patients in such a way as to avoid as much discomfort as possible - Stays in continual contact with any disoriented or confused patient - Exercises clinical judgment within the scope of practice - Consults with the radiologist or other clinician for purposes of clarifying orders and questionable images/structure. - Selects alternate or additional views appropriately relative to the patient's condition or findings seen on the images.
          ‘World’s deadliest bird’ kills owner after fall      Comment   Translate Page      
Cassowaries have large claws on each foot, and can grow up to 6ft in height.
          Revised Common Lectionary: Year C      Comment   Translate Page      
Revised Common Lectionary – Year C
First Sunday of Advent: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36
Every spiritual blessing - in Christ: Come to Him and receive His blessing.
‘I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before. I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against Me... Then this city will bring Me renown, joy, praise, and honour before all nations on earth...’(Jeremiah 33:7-9). What great blessing lay ahead of God’s people! God was pointing His people to the place of blessing: Jesus Christ - ‘the righteous Branch from David’s line’(Jeremiah 33:15-16). ‘In Christ’, we have ‘every spiritual blessing’: ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him’(Ephesians 1:3; 1 Corinthians 2:9). God has so much blessing to give to us. Come to Him and receive His blessing: ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you; I will show you wonderful and marvellous things that you know nothing about’(Jeremiah 33:3).
We put no confidence in the flesh. Our confidence is in the Lord. He is the God of our salvation.
‘Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me, for Thou art the God of my salvation’(Psalm 25:5). We can pray this prayer with confidence. God has given His promise: ‘He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble His way’(Psalm 25:9). Our confidence is in the Lord. We ‘put no confidence in the flesh’(Philippians 3:3). Jesus teaches us that God hides Himself from the proud and reveals Himself to the humble: ‘…Father…Thou hast hidden these things from the wise and revealed them to babes’(Matthew 11:25). In the life of faith, the most important thing is the right attitude - not the ‘best education’! The proud may concern themselves with impressing ‘the right people’. For the humble, there is something more important - pleasing God. His opinion is the one that really matters!
Our love is to be holy. Our holiness is to be loving.
We need both ‘love’ and ‘holiness’(1 Thessalonians 3:12-13). Our love is to be holy. Our holiness is to be loving. Getting the right balance between love and holiness is like walking a tightrope. You can easily lose your balance and fall off. We can be too soft - all love and no holiness. We can be too hard - all holiness and no love. Love doesn’t mean ‘anything goes ’ - ‘I don’t care how you live’. That’s not love. That’s indifference, a ‘couldn’t care less’ attitude. Holiness doesn’t mean looking down your nose at other people - ‘You’ve sinned and I will never let you forget it’. Don’t be like ‘the Pharisees’. They wanted to ‘stone the woman caught in adultery’. We must not ‘stone’ people with our ‘hot tongue and cold shoulder’! Be like Jesus. Show love - ‘I don’t condemn you’ - and holiness - ‘Do not sin again’(John 8:3-11).
True giving is our response to God’s grace. Let us give ourselves to Him.
The ‘poor widow’ gave her ‘all’ to the Lord (Luke 21:1-4). True giving is a response to ‘the grace of God’. Learning to appreciate ‘the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ’, we will learn to give with ‘abundance of joy’ and ‘wealth of liberality’ (2 Corinthians 8:1-2, 9). Let us give ourselves to our Lord. True Christian living will not be easy (12; 2 Timothy 3:12). The Lord will be with us in all our difficulties (Luke 21:15, 18-19). Christ will return ‘with power and great glory’(Luke 21:27). For some this will be a time of ‘distress... perplexity... fear... foreboding’(Luke 21:25-26). For others, it will be the Day of ‘redemption’(Luke 21:28). To all, there is the warning: ‘Take heed to yourselves... watch at all times’(Luke 21:34-36). Let us restore Him to His rightful place in our lives - ‘...all the people came to Him...’(Luke 21:38).
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The Bible Readings are taken from the Revised Common Lectionary – Year C.
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Second Sunday of Advent: Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 27 (or Luke 1:68-79); Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6
We come to the Lord’s House so that we might offer our heartfelt worship to the Lord.
‘One thing have I asked of the Lord…that I may dwell in the House of the Lord…’(Psalm 27:4). What are we doing when we gather in the Lord’s House for worship? This is what we are doing - ‘Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage’(Psalm 27:14). Where does our strength come from? It comes from God: ‘The Lord is my light and my salvation… The Lord is the stronghold of my life’. Strong in Him, we say, ‘My heart will not fear… I will be confident’(Psalm 27:1, 3).
We come to the Lord’s House so that we might receive encouragement from the Lord and be changed by the Lord.
Do you feel like you can`t go on? Do you feel like giving up? Here`s God`s Word of encouragement for you: ‘He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the Day of Jesus Christ’(Philippians 1:6). God finishes what He starts - ‘He didn`t bring us this far to leave us. He didn`t teach us to swim to let us drown. He didn`t build His home in us to move away. He didn`t lift us up to let us down’. In all the changes of life, we must remember this: God is faithful. His love is unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable. We don`t keep going because we are strong. We are ‘kept by the power of God’(1 Peter 1:5). Called to live ‘to the glory and praise of God’(Philippians 1:11), let us remember that God is “the refiner’s fire” (Malachi 3:2). He is “the “purifier of silver” (Malachi 3:3). May our “faith – of greater worth than gold” be “refined by fire.” May our “faith … be proved genuine.” May our “faith … result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed” (1 Peter 1:7). We have been “called” to “be holy” (1 Peter 1:15-16). As we seek to walk with God in holiness, let us never forget this – “you were redeemed … with the precious blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1:18-19).
We come to the Lord’s House so that we might receive strength from the Lord and be sent out to proclaim the Word of the Lord.
We sing our song of praise to the Lord – “Blessed be the Lord God …” (Luke 1:68). May we grow “strong” in the Lord (Luke 1:80). John's message came from ‘God’(Luke 3:2). He did not begin with love. He preached about sin and divine judgment, warning his hearers to ‘flee from the wrath to come’(Luke 3:7). He called for ‘repentance’(Luke 3:3, 8). This was not what people wanted to hear. Before we can rejoice in the Good News concerning salvation, we must recognize our sin and our need of salvation. John prepared the way for Jesus. ‘All have sinned’, ‘The wages of sin is death’ - This is the ‘bad news; which prepares us to receive, with joyful thanksgiving, ‘the Good News’: ‘the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord’(Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23).
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The Bible Readings are taken from the Revised Common Lectionary – Year C.
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Third Sunday of Advent: Zephaniah 3:14-20; Psalm 45 (or Isaiah 12:2-6); Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18
Sin brings sadness. Salvation brings gladness.
The story of sin – ‘Woe to the city of oppressors, rebellious and defiled! She has not obeyed His voice. She has not accepted correction. She has not trusted in the Lord. She has not drawn near to her God’ (Zephaniah 3:1-2) – is followed by the story of salvation - ‘Sing, O Daughter of Zion; shout aloud, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O Daughter of Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away your punishment. He has turned back your enemy... The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you. He will renew you in His love. He will rejoice over you with singing’(Zephaniah 3:14-17). Why does God speak to us about our sin? He is preparing the way for His Word of salvation. He speaks to us of His coming wrath - flee from the coming wrath (Luke 3:7). He is preparing our hearts for receiving the Saviour – “the Christ … is coming … He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire” (Luke 3:15-16). The story of our sin is full of sadness. The story of God’s salvation fills us with gladness - ‘Rejoice and be glad! The Redeemer has come’(Mission Praise, 573).
Jesus Christ is our Saviour and Lord. May our whole life be filled with praise to Him.
Jesus Christ is ‘the most excellent of men’(Psalm 45:2). He is more than that. He is God. In Psalm 45:6, we read these words - ‘Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever’. We read them again in Hebrews 1:8. They are the words which God the Father speaks to His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. How does the Word of God describe Jesus Christ? - ‘He is your Lord’. How are we to respond to Him? - We are to approach Him with ‘reverence’. We are to ‘honour’ Him. We are to ‘bow down’ and ‘worship’ Him. We are to ‘obey’ Him (Psalm 45:11). Think of the “Good News’ of our Lord Jesus Christ - ‘the Son of God loved me and gave Himself for me’. Let your heart overflow with praise to the Lord Jesus Christ - What a wonderful Saviour He is (1; Galatians 2:20)! Let us celebrate His Name in this generation. Let Him be praised ‘for ever and ever’(Psalm 45:17). May our personal faith - ‘I will praise You, O Lord... God is my Salvation... The Lord is my Strength and my Song...’- become our public testimony - making Christ ‘known among the nations’, telling ‘all the world’ what the Lord has done for us (Isaiah 12:1-2, 4-5).
Christ has claimed us for Himself. May He have every part of our life.
‘Christ Jesus has made me His own’(Philippians 3:12). In Paul`s words, we hear an echo of Jesus` words, ‘You did not choose Me... I chose you’(John 15:16). Christ has claimed us for Himself. He has laid claim to every part of our life. We are to ‘rejoice in the Lord always’(Philippians 4:4). We are to bring ‘everything’ to Him in prayer (Philippians 4:6). We are to be ‘content in all circumstances’(Philippians 4:11-12). We are to face every challenge with confidence in His strength - ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’ (Philippians 4:13). We are to trust Him to ‘supply’ our ‘every need’(Philippians 4:19). In every situation, we can come to the Lord, trusting in His promise: ‘the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus’(Philippians 4:7). Whatever is happening, take it to the Lord in prayer and let Him give you His peace.
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The Bible Readings are taken from the Revised Common Lectionary – Year C.
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Fourth Sunday of Advent: Micah 5:2-5a; Psalm 80:1-7 (or Luke 1:47-55); Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)
Worshipped by shepherds, Jesus is the Good Shepherd, the Great Shepherd and the Chief Shepherd.
In Micah 5:2, we have a prophecy concerning the birth of Jesus at ‘Bethlehem’. This prophecy invites us to ‘go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about’. At ‘Bethlehem’, we see ‘shepherds, glorifying and praising God’(Luke 2:15, 20). We also see Jesus our Shepherd. He is the One whom the shepherds worshipped. He is the One who ‘will stand and shepherd His flock in the strength of the Lord...’. He is ‘the Good Shepherd’. He ‘laid down His life’ for us. He is ‘the Great Shepherd’. He ‘was raised from the dead’ for us. He is ‘the Chief Shepherd’. He will ‘come’ again for us (Micah 5:4; John 10:14; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 5:4). Jesus our ‘Shepherd’ gives us ‘strength’ to ‘do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God’(Micah 6:8).
What must I do to be saved? – Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.
‘Restore us, O God, make Your face shine upon us, that we may be saved’(Psalm 80:3). This prayer for salvation is repeated with a growing sense of God’s greatness - ‘O God Almighty’(Psalm 80:7), ‘O Lord God Almighty’(Psalm 80:19). To those who are asking the question of salvation - ‘What must I do to be saved?’- , God gives His answer - ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved’(Acts 16:30-31). What does the Lord say to those who look to Christ for salvation? - ‘The Lord will bless you and watch over you. The Lord will smile on you and be kind to you. The Lord will look on you with favour and give you peace’(Numbers 6:24-26). Let us worship Him: ‘Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Through Christ, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer’(Ephesians 1:3).
Saved by our Lord Jesus Christ, let us praise Him with joyful songs of celebration.
In Luke 1:46-55, we have a great ‘song of praise.’. God was doing ‘a new thing’. His people were rejoicing in Him. Great things were happening. Greater things were going to happen. Soon, the Saviour would be born. The birth of our Saviour - This was something to celebrate! From the birth of Jesus, we look forward to the death of Jesus – we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all“ (Hebrews 10:10). Here, we have something else to celebrate!
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The Bible Readings are taken from the Revised Common Lectionary – Year C.
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Season of Christmas: Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day) I – Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)
Glory to God in the highest – our Saviour has come.
The prophecy has been spoken - ‘To us a Child is born, to us a Son is given…’ The prophecy has been fulfilled - ‘Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you: He is Christ the Lord’.
Jesus Christ is our great Saviour. He is our ‘Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace’ (Isaiah 9:6: Luke 2:11).
Jesus Christ has brought to us a great salvation. Through faith in Him, we enter God’s heavenly and eternal ‘Kingdom’ (Isaiah 9:7: Luke 1:30-33).
This is ‘Good News of great joy’- for ‘all the people’, for ‘all generations’.
Let us rejoice in the Lord, as Mary, the mother of Jesus, did - ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour… for the Mighty One has done great things for me…’
Let us join with the angels in saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest…’ (Luke 2:10; 1:46-50; 2:14).
Christ: King of glory, King of love - may the glory of His love shine in us.
‘The Lord reigns’ (Psalms 96:10; 97:1). ‘The Lord is King!’
He is not only ‘the King all-glorious above’. He is ‘the King of love’. He is ‘our Maker, Defender, Redeemer and Friend!’
He is not only ‘the King of heaven’. He is ‘the God of grace’. He is ‘the King of mercy’ (Church Hymnary, 35, 36, 388, 360, 86).
His reign is not to be restricted to some faraway heaven. It is not to be a reign that is far removed from the practicalities of our everyday life.
He is to reign in our hearts. He is to reign in every part of our life.
Let His reign of love begin. Let His grace and mercy control all that you do.
We must pray, ‘Reign in me, Sovereign Lord, reign in me’. When we say, ‘Let Your Kingdom come’ and ‘let Your will be done’, we must pray, ‘Captivate my heart. Establish there Your throne’(Mission Praise, 570).
Christ is coming in glory. Christ is preparing us for glory.
We read in Titus 2:11,13 of Christ’s coming in grace- ‘the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all people’- and His coming in glory- ‘we wait for the blessed hope - the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ’. From grace to glory - This is the journey from Christ’s first coming to His Second Coming.
It is also the journey of our life of faith. We begin with the forgiveness of our sins. our final destination is glory, heavenly and eternal glory, the glory of God. We live by the grace of God. We look forward to the glory of God.
God wants us to live as ‘a people of His own who are zealous for good deeds’(Titus 2:14). If we are to be ‘zealous for good deeds’, we must first be zealous for Jesus Christ. Do good - but never forget, ‘He saved us - not because of deeds done by us…’(Titus 3:8, 4-6).
The full revelation of Christ’s glory is still to come. Let it begin in us now.
God is in control! Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Long before it happened, God had it planned (Luke 2:1-7; Micah 5:2-3).
As we approach Christ’s Return, God still has His plan. He is still in control.
The birth of Christ is not merely an event from the past. It is also a message for the future.
We look back so that we can move forward.
We are fearful about many things. ‘What’s the world coming to?’, we ask. God turns our question on its head: ‘Christ is coming to the world’.
From His first coming, we look on to His Second Coming - He ‘will come to all the people’(Luke 2:10): ‘every eye will see Him’(Revelation 1:7).
His Return invites us to ask another question: ‘when the Son of man comes, will He find faith on earth?’(Luke 18:8).
For you, is it still ‘before Christ’? Let the ‘new age’ begin: Let Christ be ‘born this day’(Luke 2:11) - in your heart!
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The Bible Readings are based on the Revised Common Lectionary – Year C.
The same readings are suggested for Year A and Year B.
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Season of Christmas: Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day) II – Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2: (1-7), 8-20
God has given us ‘a new Name’. It is ‘the Name which is above every name’, the Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ (Isaiah 62:2; Philippians 2:9-11).
Christ loves us. He has given Himself for us. He calls us His ‘Bride’ (Ephesians 5:25-27; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 21:2, 9).
Through faith in Christ, we have become ‘the Holy People’. Through Him, we are ‘the Redeemed of the Lord’. We have been ‘Sought After’ by the Lord. In Him, we are ‘the City No Longer Deserted’ (Isaiah 62:12; 1 Peter 2:9-9-10; 1:18-19; Luke 19:10; John 14:18).
‘There is a Name I love to hear… It tells me of a Saviour’s love, who died to set me free. It tells me of His precious blood, the sinner’s perfect plea… Jesus, the Name I love so well, the Name I love to hear! … O how I love the Saviour’s Name, the sweetest Name on earth!’(Mission Praise, 672).
‘The Lord reigns’(Psalm 97:1). ‘The Lord is King!’ As we worship the Lord our King, let us focus our attention on Christ, the newborn King : “Come and worship Christ, the new-born King” (Church Hymnary, 182). At the place of Christ’s birth, we learn that the reign of God is the reign of His love.
When we look away from ourselves to our Saviour, Jesus Christ, we rejoice in this: ‘He saved us - not because of deeds done by us…’ (Titus 3:4-6). This is the Good News of great joy. We hear this Good News – the birth of our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ – and we give glory to God in the highest (Luke 2:10-11, 14).
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The Bible Readings are based on the Revised Common Lectionary – Year C.
The same Bible Readings are suggested for Year A and Year B.
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Season of Christmas: Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day) III – Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12); John 1:1-14
Good News
‘Good News’- Let us ‘shout for joy’. ‘Good News’- Let us sing ‘songs of joy’.
There is the Good News of God’s reign - ‘Your God reigns’.
There is the Good News of our redemption - ‘The Lord has redeemed’ us.
We are not to keep the Good News to ourselves. This ‘news of happiness’ is to be shared with everyone. We must let ‘all the ends of the earth see the salvation of our God’.
‘Christ died for our sins’- This is Good News.
Christ was ‘raised on the third day’- This is Good News.
‘Jesus is Lord’- This is Good News.
This is the Good News we must ‘pass on’ to others. In our world, there is so much bad news. We must not let the Good News be drowned out by the bad news. We must make sure that the people hear the Good News - loud and clear (Isaiah 52:7-10; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Mission Praise, 249).
God loves us.
‘Exalt the Lord our God… Make a joyful noise to the Lord’ (Psalms 99:5,9; 98:4,6; 100:1).
We are to worship the Lord with joy. We are to glorify God. We are to enjoy Him.
In our worship, we must never forget the holiness of God: ‘He is holy! … The Lord our God is holy!’ (Psalm 99:5, 9).
In our worship, we rejoice in the love of God: ‘His steadfast love endures for ever… He has done marvellous things!’(Psalms 100:5; 98:1).
The God of ‘awesome purity’ loves us with the most perfect love of all: ‘No earthly father loves like Thee…’ Let us worship Him with holy fear and heartfelt love: ‘O how I fear Thee, living God, with deepest, tenderest fears… with trembling hope and penitential tears! Yet I may love Thee too, O Lord, Almighty as Thou art, for Thou hast stooped to ask of me the love of my poor heart’ (Church Hymnary, 356).
Let us worship Christ – our Lord and our God.
From the heights of heaven and the depths of suffering, ‘God… has spoken to us by His Son’ (Hebrews 1:1-2).
Jesus Christ is God’s ‘Word’ to us. He is ‘the Word’ who came from heaven: ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God’. He is ‘the Word’ who came to earth: ‘the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…’ (John 1:1-14).
In heaven, He is worshipped by angels: ‘Let all God’s angels worship Him’(Hebrews 1:6).
On earth, ‘He suffered death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone’(Hebrews 2:9).
We see the greatness of Christ in both His heavenly glory and His saving grace. None can compare with Him. He is our Lord. He is our Saviour. We consider all that He has done for us - ‘the nail marks in His hands…’- and we worship Him - ‘my Lord and my God’(John 20:19-20,24-28).
Keep your eyes on Christ - the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Jesus Christ is the Word of God. He is the Beginning. He is also the End (John 1:1-3; Revelation 21:6).
He is ‘the Word… made flesh’. ‘We have seen His glory’(14). This is only the beginning. When He returns, we shall see His glory - ‘we shall see Him as He is’(1 John 3:2).
From Him, there is creation (John 1:1-3).
From Him, there is salvation (John 1:12-13).
In Him, we receive the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit (John 1:29, 32-34).
He is the Word of God, the Lamb of God and the Son of God (John 1:1, 29, 34). When we look at Jesus Christ, we see God - ‘the ‘Word was God’(John 1:1), ‘No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has made Him known’(John 1:18).
Do you want to know what God is like? - Look at Jesus (John 14:9).
What do we see when we look at Him? - ‘the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world’ (John 1:29).
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The Bible Readings are taken from the Revised Common Lectionary – Year C.
The same readings are suggested for Year A and Year B.
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January 1: The Naming of Jesus – Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 8; Galatians 4:4-7 (or Philippians 2:5-11); Luke 2:15-21
His Name was called JESUS (Luke 2:21).
Christmas is over – but let’s not forget Jesus. He is still here. He is still with us.
He is for New Year’s Day as well as Christmas Day. He is for every day.
The New Year has begun. Let there be more than a new year. Let there be new life – the new life that Jesus brings.
We have celebrated His birth.
It is similar to the birth of any other child. It is a time for joyful thanksgiving.
It is different from the celebration of any other child. This is the special Child. This is God’s Son. He is Jesus. He is the Saviour. He brings new life to the world.
On the first Christmas Day, the announcement was made: There is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour who is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11).
We move on from the first Christmas. We move on to today. We do not leave Jesus behind. He is with us still.
On this day, any day, every day, we hear God’s call: Let new life begin.
New Year’s Day comes around just once a year. Every day is new life day.
Every day, God is speaking to us. He speaks to us about new life.
This is much more than the traditional greeting – We wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
In the Name of Jesus, we hear the Good News of new life. He has been born in the city of David.
This is Good News for us. This is Good News for today.
The New Year has begun. Let new life begin.
Let Christ be ‘born this day’(Luke 2:11). Let Him be born in your heart!
The Name of Jesus is the Name of love.
The Name of Jesus is the Name of love, perfect love, the greatest love of all. There is no love like the love of Jesus.
At Christmas time, we look back to His birth. We celebrate His continuing love.
On New Year’s Day, we look on to the future. We commit ourselves to loving Him who first loved us.
In the Name of Jesus, God speaks to us with a call to consecration and a promise of blessing.
* Do we love the Name of Jesus? – Let us consecrate ourselves to Him.
‘Separate… to the Lord… Separate… from wine and strong drink’ (Numbers 6:2-3): These two thoughts are closely connected in the New Testament - ‘Do not get drunk with wine… Be filled with the Spirit’ (Ephesians 5:18). We are to be ‘holy to the Lord’ (Numbers 6:8). ‘Consecrated to the Lord’, our whole life must be controlled by one thing: ‘Do all to the glory of God’ (1 Corinthians 10:31).
* Do we love the Name of Jesus? – Let us seek His blessing in our lives.
Motivated by a desire for God’s glory, we will enjoy God’s blessing (Numbers 6:22-27). God’s blessing is not a ‘cheap’ thing, something that doesn’t matter very much.
Remember Esau (Genesis 25:29-34). He couldn’t be bothered. He couldn’t care less. God’s blessing meant nothing to him. He didn’t want God’s blessing.
What did God do? - He gave it to Jacob.
‘The Lord bless you…’ - Do you want this? Or must God find somebody else?
In the Name of Jesus, we have the victory.
‘The Lord is ‘majestic’ (Psalm 8:1, 9). He does not remain remote. He does not keep His distance. This is the message of Christmas. The Saviour has been born. God has not remained in heaven. He has come to earth. He has come near to us. He is God with us.
In the birth of Jesus, we see God’s greatness, the greatness of His love. His love makes all the difference.
* When we feel forgotten. He remembers us.
* When we feel unloved. He cares for us (Psalm 8:4).
* When we are tempted. He will ‘still the enemy’ (Psalm 8:2).
At the beginning of a New Year, we are reminded of God our Creator (Psalm 8:5-8).
The God of creation is the God of our salvation. From Bethlehem, the place of Christ’s birth, we look forward. We see Jesus, crucified for us. In His death, there is victory. Christ has won the victory for us. Christ has triumphed over ‘him who has the power of death.’ Christ has triumphed over ‘the devil.’ (Hebrews 2:8-9, 14).
We rejoice in Christ’s victory. We worship Him. We sing, “Majesty, worship His Majesty. Jesus, who died, now glorified, King of all kings’.
Jesus leads us on from victory to victory.
At the Cross, Christ won the victory over Satan. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Christ makes His victory real in our life here and now.
* ‘God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts’ (Galatians 4:6).
The Spirit is not a reward we earn by being good people. The Spirit is God’s gift (Titus 3:5). In Galatians 3:13-14, Paul connects the gift of the Spirit with Christ’s death for us and our faith in Christ. We do not come to God with our religion in one hand and our morality in the other, insisting that we deserve to be blessed by Him. We look away from ourselves to Christ - ‘Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to Thy Cross I cling’(Church Hymnary, 83).
All pride in ourselves must be brought to Christ’s Cross as we humbly pray, ‘Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me, break me, melt me, mould me, fill me’(Mission Praise, 613).
God has given His Spirit to us. Let’s give ourselves to Him - to ‘be filled with the Spirit’(Ephesians 5:18).
* ‘He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the Day of Jesus Christ’(Philippians 1:6).
Do you feel like you can`t go on? Do you feel like giving up?
God gives us His Word of encouragement. He will bring His good work to completion.
God finishes what He starts - ‘He didn`t bring us this far to leave us. He didn`t teach us to swim to let us drown. He didn`t build His home in us to move away. He didn`t lift us up to let us down’.
In all the changes of life, we must remember this: God is faithful. His love is unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable.
We don`t keep going because we are strong. We are ‘kept by the power of God’ (1 Peter 1:5).
‘Jesus Christ is Lord’ (Philippians 2:11) – He will give you the strength to keep going when you feel like giving up.
We do not find our own victory. We receive His victory. The victory does not come from deep down within ourselves. It comes from high above us. It comes from Jesus Christ our Lord.
This is not our victory. It is His victory. All the power comes from Him. All the glory goes to Him.
In ‘humility’ let us live ‘to the glory and praise of God’ (Philippians 2:3; 1:11).
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The Bible Readings are taken from the Revised Common Lectionary – Year C.
The same readings are suggested for Year A and Year B.
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January 1: when observed as New Year’s Day – Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8; Revelation 21:1-6a; Matthew 25: 31-46
Let’s begin the year with worship: “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your Name” (Psalm 8:1).
How excellent is our Saviour – He takes away the emptiness of life without Him.
‘God has put eternity into man’s mind’ (Ecclesiastes 3:11). In every human heart, there is a God-shaped blank. It can only be filled by Jesus Christ.
Many people try to find true happiness without opening their heart to Jesus Christ. That’s like ‘trying to catch the wind’ (Ecclesiastes 4:16). True happiness keeps slipping through your fingers. There’s always something missing - ‘an aching void the world can never fill’ (Church Hymnary, 663).
Jesus Christ stands at the door of every human heart. He knocks. He waits for your answer. He says, ‘Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in…’ (Revelation 3:20). Will you invite Him into your heart? He is waiting for you to pray, ‘Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. Come in today. Come in to stay. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus’.
How excellent is our Saviour – He is preparing us for a glorious future.
Our Saviour is ‘Faithful and True’. He is ‘the Word of God’. He is our ‘Lord’ and ‘King’(Revelation 19:11,13,16).
We are invited to ‘come’ to Him. The invitation - ‘Come, gather together for the great supper of God’- is a call to come to Christ (Revelation 19:17). We come to Christ so that we might ‘reign with Him’(Revelation 20:6).
Coming to Christ is only the beginning. God is preparing us for something even better - reigning with Him. This is a great future - ‘no more death or mourning or crying or pain’(Revelation 21:4).
There is, however, a Word of warning for those who refuse to come to Christ for salvation - ‘If anyone’s name was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire’; ‘Their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulphur’ (Revelation 20:15; 21:8). ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved’(Acts 16:31).
How excellent is our Saviour – He gives us joy as we serve Him day-by-day.
We are to be faithful to God (Matthew 25:21). There is a reward for faithfulness (Matthew 25:29; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15). Our ‘reward’ is not to get more glory for ourselves: ‘what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord’(2 Corinthians 4:5). Bringing glory to God - this is to be our greatest joy.
We are not to be thinking, ‘What am I going to get out of this?’. We are to be asking, ‘What can I give to others?’.
The ‘righteous’ are not full of boasting about their ‘righteous’ actions (Matthew 25:37-38). The Lord’s true servants do not draw attention to themselves.
Do you have ‘talents’? Yes - you do! Use them! ‘Serve the Lord with gladness’(Psalm 100:2).
Let this be your ‘reward’: the joyful privilege of bringing blessing to others and glory to God.
On earth, we begin to ‘enter the joy of our Lord’(21). In heaven, there will be ‘fullness of joy’and ‘pleasure for evermore’
(Psalm 16:11).
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The Bible Readings are taken from the Revised Common Lectionary – Year C.
The same readings are suggested for Year A and Year B.
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Second Sunday after Christmas Day: Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 147:12-20; Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1:(1-9), 10-18
In love, the Lord draws us to Himself.
‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness’ (Jeremiah 31:3).
So often, we have been like ‘the prodigal son’ (Luke 15:11-24). We have walked away from our Father’s House. We have wandered off into ‘the far country’. We feel that we are far from God, yet still He draws near to us.
The Lord is at work in our hearts. He is bringing us ‘to our senses’. He is reminding us of His love. He is drawing us back to Himself. In love, He is calling us home again. He is speaking to our hearts. He is saying to us, ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love’.
As His love reaches our hearts, ‘the prodigal son’ becomes ‘the returning son’: ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son’. ‘Bring me back, let me come back, for you are the Lord my God!’ (Jeremiah 31:18).
In love, the Lord brings us into fellowship with His people.
‘The Lord builds up Jerusalem. He gathers the exiles of Israel. He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds’ (Psalm 147:2-3).
This is much more than the building of the city of Jerusalem with bricks and mortar. This is God building up His people in their ‘most holy faith’ (Jude 20). This is God blessing His people as they gather together to worship Him.
In Christ, we are ‘being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit’ (Ephesians 2:22). The Lord draws us to Himself. He brings us into fellowship with His people.
He calls us to worship Him: ‘Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving’. He ‘blesses’ us through ‘His Word’. He ‘blesses’ us in ‘the Spirit’: ‘He sends His Word… and the waters flow’ (Psalm 147:7, 12-13, 18; John 7:37-39).
In love, the Lord calls us to be changed by His love.
‘By grace you have been saved through faith… for good works’ (Ephesians 2:8-10). God calls us to live a ‘holy’ life. We cannot make ourselves holy. We are spiritually ‘dead’. We need to be ‘made alive’- by God. Holiness does not come from ourselves. It comes from the Lord.
Long before we ever thought of loving Him - He loved us. Our love for Him is so changeable. His love for us is unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable. It is eternal. He loved us ‘before the foundation of the world’. He will love us ‘in the world to come’. This is the love of God, the love which inspires us and enables us to live a ‘holy’ life (Ephesians 2:1; 1:4; 2:7).
When we realize the truth concerning ourselves - ‘nothing good dwells within me’(Romans 7:18) - and God - He is ‘rich in mercy’ (Ephesians 2:4) - , we will ‘praise His glorious grace’ (Ephesians 1:6).
We praise His glorious grace when we receive His love and are changed by His love.
In love, the Lord calls us to be changed by His glory.
Jesus Christ is the Word of God. He is the Beginning. He is also the End (John 1:1-3; Revelation 21:6).
He is ‘the Word… made flesh’. ‘We have seen His glory’ (John 1:14). This is only the beginning. When He returns, we shall see His glory - ‘we shall see Him as He is’(1 John 3:2).
From Him, there is creation (John 1:1-3). From Him, there is salvation (John 1:12-13). In Him, we receive the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit (John 1:29, 32-34). He is the Word of God, the Lamb of God and the Son of God (John 1:1, 29, 34).
When we look at Jesus Christ, we see God - ‘the ‘Word was God’ (John 1:1), ‘No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has made Him known’ (John 1:18).
Do you want to know what God is like? - Look at Jesus (John 14:9). What do we see when we look at Him? - ‘the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world’ (John 1:29).
We look at  the Lamb of God, crucified for us. We see love – the greatest love of all. It is divine love. It is eternal love. It is a love which calls us to say, with Paul,
I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me …
… one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what
is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has
called me heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:12-14).
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The Bible Readings are taken from the Revised Common Lectionary – Year C.
The same readings are suggested for Year A and Year B.
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Season of Epiphany: Epiphany of the Lord - Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12
Let the light of Christ shine.
“Arise, shine; for your Light has come… the Lord will be your everlasting Light” (Isaiah 60:1, 19-20). Jesus Christ is “the Light of the world.” When we “follow Him”, we “will not walk in darkness.” We “will have the light of life” (John 8:12).
We are living in difficult times. We are surrounded by much darkness. We must not be discouraged - “the lamp of God has not yet gone out” (1 Samuel 3:3). When the darkness threatens to overcome the Light, we must take encouragement from God’s Word - “The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5).
When the darkness seems to be everywhere, put your trust in the Lord - “The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear?”- and let “His Word” be “a lamp to your feet and a light to your path” (Psalms 27:1; 119:105).
Let the words of Scripture lead to thoughts of the Saviour.
* Read the words - “His Name” shall “endure for ever” (Psalm 72:17) - and think of Christ.
His Name is “the Name above all other names.” He is “the King of kings and Lord of lords” (Philippians 2:9-11; Revelation 19:16).
* Read the words - “all nations call Him blessed” (Psalm 72:17) - , and think of Christ.
“From every tribe and language and people and nation”, God’s people have been redeemed by the precious blood of Christ (Revelation 5:9).
* Read the words - “May His glory fill the whole earth!” (Psalm 72:19) - , and think of Christ.
In the “new heaven and new earth”, “the holy city” will shine with “the glory of God.” “Its radiance”, “like a very precious jewel”, will be shining from this “lamp”: Jesus Christ, “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (Revelation 21:1-2, 10-11, 23; John 1:29).
In Christ, we are called to salvation, sanctification and service.
By the grace of God we are called to salvation - “saved through faith”- , sanctification - “for good works” - , and service - “according to the gift of God’s grace by the working of His power”, we are enabled “to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ” (Ephesians 2:8-10; 3:7-8).
When we consider all this, we say in our hearts, “To God be the glory!” (Ephesians 3:21).
We are “strengthened with power through His Spirit in our inner being” so that we might live as those who are saved, sanctified and serving.
Even when we are deeply conscious of our own great weakness, we draw encouragement from this: God is “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:16, 20).
We grow in grace as we share in fellowship - “eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit” (Ephesians 4:3).
Be wise - worship the Saviour.
We read “the story of the wise men.”. It is not so much about the wise men. It is about Jesus. He is the central character.
We are not told how many wise men there were. The word, “three” does not appear (Matthew 2:1). We are not told their names. We are not told exactly where they came from - just, they came “from the East” (Matthew 2:11).
The important thing is that they made their journey. They came, seeking Jesus: “Where is he…?” They came “to worship Him” (Matthew 2:2). The wise men were led to Jesus not only by “His star” (Matthew 2:2) but also by the Scriptures.
When asked where the child was to be born, they answered by quoting from the Scriptures (Matthew 2:5-6; Micah 5:2). Wise men are still led to Christ through the Scriptures.
Reading the Scriptures, we become wise for salvation as we find Christ who is our Wisdom (2 Timothy 3:15; 1 Corinthians 1:30).
Bethlehem was a “little town.” Humanly speaking, it did not have any great importance. Its importance is derived from the fact that it was the birth-place of our Saviour. When we think of Bethlehem, we do not think so much of the place as the Saviour who was born there.
Herod says that he wants to go to Bethlehem to worship Jesus (Matthew 2:8). Satan was speaking through Herod. Satan has no intention of worshipping God, and neither had Herod. Satan “comes only to steal and kill and destroy”. Christ comes to give “life… to the full” (John 10:10).
As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Herod was not a worshipper of Christ but a servant of Satan. The wise men worship Jesus, then they return to their own country.
We know nothing about their return journey, their destination or their life in their own country. Their whole purpose was to point away from themselves to Jesus.
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The Bible Readings are taken from the Revised Common Lectionary - Year C.
The same Bible Readings are suggested for Year A and Year B.
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First Sunday after the Epiphany (Baptism of the Lord): Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
The Lord is our Salvation.
‘I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour… I am the Lord, apart from Me there is no saviour’(Isaiah 43:3, 11). Isaiah’s words turn our thoughts towards Jesus our Saviour. The Name of Jesus is the Name of our salvation: ‘Salvation is found in no-one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved’(Acts 4:12). ‘How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds in a believer’s ear’; ‘There is a Name I love to hear… It tells me of a Saviour’s love, who died to set me free; it tells me of His precious blood, the sinner’s perfect plea. O how I love the Saviour’s Name, the sweetest Name on earth’; ‘Name of all majesty… See now what God has done, sending His only Son, Christ the beloved One, Jesus is Lord!’(Church Hymnary, 376; Mission Praise, 672, 481).
The Lord is our Strength.
‘The Lord is my Strength…The Lord is the Strength of His people’(Psalm 28:7-8). Our personal strengthening is closely related to the strengthening of God’s people. Don’t be a ‘lone ranger’, going it alone, keeping yourself to yourself. Share your strength with others. Draw strength from them. ‘Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another’(Hebrews 10:24-25). Where does your strength come from? It comes from ‘the Lord’ who ‘sits enthroned as King for ever’(Psalm 29:10). We grow strong as we listen for ‘the voice of the Lord’(Psalm 29:3-9). Don’t let God’s voice be drowned out – ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’(Matthew 4:4).
Make sure that it’s real!
Simon the magician was impressed by the ‘signs and great miracles’, but his ‘heart’ was ‘not right before God’(Acts 8:13, 19). The Ethiopian’s conversion was real. Searching the Scriptures, he found the Saviour (Acts 8:30-35). From the Ethiopian’s conversion, we learn of Jesus’promise: ‘Seek and you will find’. From Simon’s tragedy, we hear Jesus’ warning: ‘Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord”, shall enter the kingdom of heaven…’(Matthew 7:7, 21-23). What is God saying to us from these two very different stories? – ‘Be even more diligent to make your calling and election sure’(2 Peter 1:10). ‘Search me, O God, and know my heart today; Try me, O Lord, and know my thoughts I pray; See if there be some wicked way in me, Cleanse me from every sin and set me free’ (Mission Praise. 587).
Receiving salvation begins with the confession of sin.
John’s message came from ‘God’(Luke 3:2). He did not begin with love. He preached about sin and divine judgment, warning his hearers to ‘flee from the wrath to come’(Luke 3:7). He called for ‘repentance’(Luke 3:3, 8). This was not what people wanted to hear. Before we can rejoice in the Good News concerning salvation, we must recognize our sin and our need of salvation. John prepared the way for Jesus. ‘All have sinned’, ‘The wages of sin is death’ – This is the ‘bad news; which prepares us to receive, with joyful thanksgiving, ‘the Good News’: ‘the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord’(Romans 3:23; 6:23). Like John, we are to point to Jesus, God’s ‘beloved Son’: Before ‘Adam’ was, He is. Pray that the ‘Holy Spirit’ will bring people to Christ (Luke 3:22, 38; Luke 8:58).
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Second Sunday after the Epiphany: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11
God has given to us the greatest Name.
God has given us ‘a new Name’. It is ‘the Name which is above every name’, the Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ (Isaiah 62:2; Philippians 2:9-11). Christ loves us. He has given Himself for us. He calls us His ‘Bride’(Ephesians 5:25-27; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 21:2,9). Through faith in Christ, we have become ‘the Holy People’. Through Him, we are ‘the Redeemed of the Lord’. We have been ‘Sought After’by the Lord. In Him, we are ‘the City No Longer Deserted’(Isaiah 62:12; 1 Peter 2:9-9-10; 1:18-19; Luke 19:10; John 14:18). ‘There is a Name I love to hear… It tells me of a Saviour’s love, who died to set me free. It tells me of His precious blood, the sinner’s perfect plea… Jesus, the Name I love so well, the Name I love to hear!… O how I love the Saviour’s Name, the sweetest Name on earth!’(Mission Praise, 672).
God loves us with the greatest love.
Read about God’s ‘steadfast love’ and rejoice in Him: ‘Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens…How precious is Your steadfast love, O God!…O continue Your steadfast love to those who know You…’(Psalm 36:5, 7, 10). Rejoicing in the Lord’s ‘steadfast love’ is quite different from taking His love for granted. We dare not say, “God loves me. I can do what I like”. We must not become like the wicked – ‘there is no fear of God before his eyes’(Psalm 36:1). Where there is true rejoicing in God’s ‘steadfast love’, there will also be ‘the fear of the Lord’ which ‘is the beginning of wisdom’(Psalm 111:10). A real appreciation of God’s ‘steadfast love’ brings with it a real awareness of our own sinfulness. Knowing how much God loves us leads us to pray, ‘Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away’(Psalm 36:11).
The way of Christ is the way of love.
Paul speaks about ‘gifts of the Spirit’. They are ‘given for the common good’(1 Corinthians 12:4-7). We’re not ‘to show off’: ‘Look at me. The Church can’t do without me’. When we draw attention to ourselves rather than Christ, we are not living ‘by the Spirit of God’. He moves us to say, with our whole heart, ‘Jesus is Lord’(1 Corinthians 12:3). We live in fellowship with one another: ‘the body does not consist of one member but of many’(1 Corinthians 12:14). ‘I’m happy – as long as I’m getting my own way’: We can do without this kind of attitude! What about ‘the common good’? Sometimes, things don’t go according to my plan. Perhaps, my plan needs revising – to take account of ‘the common good’. When self raises its ugly head – ‘It’s my way or no way at all’ -  let’s not forget the ‘still more excellent way’(1 Corinthians 12:3). It is the way of love – Christ’s love!
Let the love of Jesus change you.
Andrew brought his brother, Simon Peter, to Jesus (John 1:40-42). ‘You are… You shall be…’(John 1:42). Jesus looks beyond what we are now. He sees what we will become through the transforming power of His grace. The ‘water’ became ‘wine’(John 2:9). This was the Lord’s doing. In Christ, we have been ‘made alive’. This is the work of God. He is ‘rich in mercy’. He loves us with a ‘great love’(Ephesians 2:4-5). At a wedding, Jesus rejoices with those who rejoice  (John 2:1-11). In the temple, He rebukes those who are proud (John 2:13-17). There was ‘death’ in the temple. Those who were spiritually ‘dead’ acted in complete disregard for the true purpose of God’s House – ‘My House shall be called a house of prayer’(Matthew 21:13). ‘Raised from the dead’, we receive ‘new life’(John 2:22; Romans 6:4). Be real with Jesus. He will bless you (John 2:23-25).
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Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21
Let us worship God.
What happens when God’s people ‘gather together’(Nehemiah 8:1)? – (a) We hear the Word of the Lord (Nehemiah 8:2-3, 8). We come to the Lord’s House, seeking a fresh understanding of His Word. We look to the Lord, speaking through His Word, to fill us ‘with great joy’(Nehemiah 8:12). (b) We thank God for His Son, our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ (8:13-18). In ‘the feast of the seventh month’, ‘the Lord’s Feast of Tabernacles’, God’s people remembered how much He had done for them (Leviticus 23:34,42). In the Lord’s Supper, we remember that Christ died for our sins (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). (c) We dedicate our lives to the Lord (Nehemiah 9:2). ‘Do not be conformed to this world’. ‘Be transformed’by God’s Word (Romans 12:2). (d) We worship the Lord (Nehemiah 9:5). Let us ‘praise the Lord our God…’.
Let us hear the Word of the Lord.
God reveals Himself in creation and Scripture. He speaks through His created world. He speaks through His written Word. God is always speaking. He is never silent. Through His created world, God is speaking to us – every day, every night. He is showing us His glory (Psalm 19:1-2). He makes us aware of His presence. He whets our appetite for His written Word. The Scriptures lead us to Christ. Through faith in Him, we receive salvation (2 Timothy 3:15). Christ is the high-point of God’s revelation. He is the living Word (John 1:1, 14). The testimony of the Psalmist – ‘The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul’(Psalm 19:7) – becomes real for us through faith in Christ – ‘I came to Jesus…My soul revived and now I live in Him’(Church Hymnary, 212). Make it real. Come to Christ. Come alive in Him!
With a thankful heart, let us dedicate our lives to the Lord.
Paul speaks about ‘gifts of the Spirit’. They are ‘given for the common good’(1 Corinthians 12:4-7). We’re not ‘to show off’: ‘Look at me. The Church can’t do without me’. When we draw attention to ourselves rather than Christ, we are not living ‘by the Spirit of God’. He moves us to say, with our whole heart, ‘Jesus is Lord’(1 Corinthians 12;3). We live in fellowship with one another: ‘the body does not consist of one member but of many’(1 Corinthians 12:14). ‘I’m happy – as long as I’m getting my own way’: We can do without this kind of attitude! What about ‘the common good’? Sometimes, things don’t go according to my plan. Perhaps, my plan needs revising – to take account of ‘the common good’. When self raises its ugly head – ‘It’s my way or no way at all’- let’s not forget the ‘still more excellent way’(1 Corinthians 12:3). It is the way of love – Christ’s love!
Let us follow Jesus in the pathway of victory.
Jesus was ‘tempted by the devil’(Luke 4:2). He was rejected by His enemies (Luke 4:28-29). When we look around us, we see nothing but temptations and rejection – What a negative way of looking at things! There is something more positive here – the presence of the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:1,14,18). Do not be afraid. There is no need to be discouraged. We need not be defeated. The temptations may be many. The opposition may be fierce. We can ‘pass through the midst of them’(Luke 4:30): ‘God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control’(2 Timothy 1:7). Satan is persistent – They did not rest until they had crucified Him. Faced with such opposition, we – like Jesus – must walk in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:12,17-18).
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Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30
Catching a glimpse of the eternal God.
To understand Jeremiah’s story, we must look ‘behind the scenes’: ‘The Word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations”’(Jeremiah 1:4-5). To understand our own story, we must go even further back – ‘The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ… chose us in Christ before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight’. We must never forget the words of Jesus: ‘You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last’(Ephesians 1:3-4; John 15:16). We’re not to be ‘on the surface’ people. We’re to be people who have seen ‘behind the scenes’, people who have caught a glimpse of the eternal God and His eternal purpose for our lives.
Looking to the Lord who leads us in the way of victory.
David is in great danger. His life is being threatened by his enemies (Psalm 70:2). We might expect that he would be depressed. Far from it! Rather than being preoccupied with his own problems, he is calling on God’s people to worship the Lord with joy: ‘May all who seek You, rejoice and be glad in You! May those who love Your salvation continually say, “God is great!”’(Psalm 70:4). How was David able to rise above his own problems and call the Lord’s people to worship? – He knew that the Lord was his ‘Rock of refuge’, his ‘strong Fortress’(Psalm 71:3). Like David, we may face ‘many terrible troubles’. Let us learn, like David, to praise the Lord and look to Him to lead us in the way of victory: ‘You have done great things, O God… You will revive me again’(Psalm 71:19-20).
A revival of love
Paul’s teaching seems so unrealistic. Life isn’t like this, people aren’t like this, the Church isn’t like this – and we’re all the poorer for it! We speak about revival. We hope for it. We pray for it. What we need most of all is a revival of love. This is not a return to ‘the good old days’. This is for here and now. We can make a great deal of a ‘revival’ which took place a good many years ago. It is in today’s world that we are called to show love. Differences of opinion become deeply-held prejudices. It’s all going on in the Name of Christ! Our reverence for yesterday’s religious leaders will mean nothing – if there is no love. Some things should have been ‘dead and buried’a long time ago. Keep the negative thinking going and we’ll be speaking to ourselves. Nobody will be listening (1 corinthians 14:4, 8)!
In our weakness, the Holy Spirit comes to us with His strength.
Jesus was ‘tempted by the devil’(Luke 4:2). He was rejected by His enemies (Luke 4:28-29). When we look around us, we see nothing but temptations and rejection – What a negative way of looking at things! There is something more positive here – the presence of the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:1,14,18). Do not be afraid. There is no need to be discouraged. We need not be defeated. The temptations may be many. The opposition may be fierce. We can ‘pass through the midst of them’(Luke 4:30): ‘God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control’(2 Timothy 1:7). Satan is persistent – They did not rest until they had crucified Him. Faced with such opposition, we – like Jesus – must walk in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:12,17-18).
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Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany: Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13); Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11
In God’s holiness, we see our sin. Through His love, we receive His forgiveness.
God reveals His holiness: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts’(Isaiah 6:3). In His holiness, we see our own sinfulness: ‘I am a man of unclean lips’(Isaiah 6:5). God is perfectly holy: ‘Your eyes are too pure to look on evil’(Habakkuk 1:13). When we look at ourselves in the light of God’s perfect holiness, we see the truth concerning ourselves: ‘All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God’(Romans 3:23). There is no room for excuses. We must confess our sin. We must pray for God’s forgiveness: ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner’(Luke 18:13). To those who come to Him with a true confession of sin, God speaks His Word of forgiveness: ‘your guilt is taken away, and your sin forgiven’(Isaiah 6:7). The Lord has saved us. Let us serve Him. Let us pray, ‘Here am I! Send me’(Isaiah 6:8). Let us share the Good News of His forgiveness.
When your faith seems so weak, Jesus won’t let you down – He’ll lift you up.
‘How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land?’(Psalm 137:4). It is not easy to keep on worshipping the Lord when so many show no interest in worshipping Him. What are we to do when our faith seems so weak and we are on the verge of giving up? ‘Ask the Saviour to help you, comfort, strengthen and keep you’. What will we find when we come to the Lord, looking to Him for strength? ‘He is willing to aid you. He will carry you through’. God gives us strength – ‘You answered me when I called to You. With Your strength, You strengthened me’(Psalm 138:3). ‘To him that o’ercometh, God giveth a crown. Through faith we shall conquer, though often cast down. He who is our Saviour, our strength will renew. Look ever to Jesus. He will carry you through’(Church Hymnary, 482).
When your faith seems so weak, remember this – Jesus is risen from the dead.
Here, we learn of Christ’s resurrection: the fact - ‘Christ has been raised from the dead’- and the meaning – ‘the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep’(1 Corinthians 15:20). We look back to His resurrection. We ‘remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead’(2 Timothy 2:8). We look forward to our own resurrection. We will be ‘raised ‘ -  ‘imperishable… in glory… in power… a spiritual body’(1 Corinthians 15:42-44). Looking back to His resurrection and looking forward to our own resurrection, we are to live, here and now, in ‘the power of His resurrection’(Philippians 3:10). We believe the fact of the resurrection. We live in the power of the resurrection. We rejoice in the hope of the resurrection. With ‘resurrection’ faith in the ‘resurrection’ God, let us live the ‘resurrection’ life as a ‘resurrection’ people!
When your faith seems so weak, pray that God’s Word will speak to you with power.
‘His Word was with power’(Luke 4:32). Where there are hindrances, obstructing the flow of God’s Word, we must pray that God’s Word will be heard for ‘what it really is’- ‘not the word of men but the Word of God’(1 Thessalonians 2:13). Our hearing of God’s Word is not to be a superficial thing – Here, the people of Capernaum ‘tried to keep Him from leaving them’(Luke 4:42). Later, Jesus said, ‘You, Capernaum… shall be thrust down to hell’(Luke 10:15). We must hear the Word of God and act on it (Luke 5:1,3). We may feel, ‘it’s a waste of time’. We must be obedient to God: ‘at Your Word I will let down the nets’(Luke 5:5). We are to be ‘partners’ in the Lord’s work (Luke 5:7): ‘workers together with God’(2 Corinthians 6:1). All the glory belongs to the Lord: We are ‘sinful’- Through His grace, we can win others for Him (Luke 5:8,10).
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Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany: Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; 1 |Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26
God’s Word, God’s Salvation, God’s Blessing
‘The Lord’ is ‘the Fountain of living water’(Jeremiah 17:13). He says to us, ‘With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation’(Isaiah 12:3). We can be ‘like a tree planted by water’, a tree that ‘does not ce
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First Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44

Awaiting Christ’s Return, let us worship God and walk in His ways.

God calls us to worship Him - ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord... ’ - and walk in His ways - ‘Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord’ (Isaiah 2:3, 5).
We are moving towards the Day when ‘the pride of men shall be humbled and brought low’, the Day when ‘the Lord alone will be exalted’ (Isaiah 2:11, 12, 17).
How are we to get ready for the Return of our Lord Jesus Christ? God calls us to keep on worshipping Him. We are to encourage one another to keep on walking with God. ‘Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching’(Hebrews 10:25).
Let our pride be humbled and let the Lord be exalted as we await Christ’s Return in ‘faith’, looking to Him alone for our ‘salvation’(1 Peter 1:7-9).

Worshipping the Lord with joy

‘I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the House of the Lord”’ (Psalm 122:2).
Why do we go to the House of the Lord? We go ‘to give thanks to the Name of the Lord’ (Psalm 122:4).
We seek His mercy for our past sins: ‘Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us!’(Psalm 123:3).
We seek His help for our future temptations: ‘Our help is in the Name of the Lord...’ (Psalm 124:8).
As we receive mercy and help from the Lord, we worship Him: ‘Blessed be the Lord’ (Psalm 124:6).
In our worship, we ‘look to the Lord our God’, drawing encouragement from His Word: ‘The Lord is on our side’- In Him we have the victory (Psalms 123:2; 124:1-5).
Rejoicing in God’s blessing, we pray for others: ‘May they prosper who love You’ (Psalm 122:6).

Walking with the Lord in love

Awaiting the Return of Christ – our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed - , let us clothe ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:11, 14).
Clothed with the Lord Jesus Christ, let us ‘walk in love’- We must not fall out over matters in which difference of opinion is allowed (Romans 14:5, 15).
There can be a lot of bitterness over ‘the Sabbath’. There can be so much pride. For some, this is the ‘be-all and end-all’of Christian faith. They say, ‘We are the Sabbath keepers. They are not!’. Others react, ‘We rejoice in our Christian liberty. They are legalists.’ ‘Pharisees’ are preoccupied with ‘the Sabbath’. We must remember that Jesus is ‘the Lord of the Sabbath’.
We must let His love flow (Matthew 12:2, 10, 8, 11-12).
Let faith be real- not just keeping on the right side of narrow-minded people (Romans 14:23; Colossians 2:16; 1 Corinthians 2:15).
Let there be ‘peace and joy in the Holy Spirit’.
Don’t think too highly of yourself. ‘Count others better than yourself’(Romans 14:17; 12:3; Philippians 2:3).

Worshipping with joy and walking in love, we await Christ’s Return.

‘The times they are-a-changing’. There is, however, one thing that remains constant. Jesus says, ‘My words will not pass away’(Matthew 24:35).
In an age of unbelief, our faith is often under threat. We must stand upon this solid Rock: ‘The Word of the Lord stands forever’(1 Peter 1:25).
The scoffers will say, ‘Where is the promise of His coming?’(2 Peter 3:3-4). We are to believe that ‘He is near’(Matthew 24:33).
Christ has risen. He will return (1 Corinthians 15:20-23).
When He returns need not concern us: ‘the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect’(Matthew 24:44).
We are to be ready at all times (Matthew 25:13) - doing the Lord's will (Matthew 24:46).
We are to be ‘faithful and wise’(Matthew 24:45).
As ‘the bride of Christ’(Revelation 19:7; 21:2), we await the Return of Christ our Bridegroom: ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet Him’(Matthew 25:6).
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Second Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12

Christ calls all nations to come to Him.

The family tree of ‘Jesse, the father of King David’ has a very special ‘Branch’- Jesus Christ (Isaiah 11:1; Matthew 1:1, 6, 16).
Jesus Christ has raised ‘a banner for the nations’. He is ‘the Saviour of the world’. He has died ‘for the sins of the whole world’. The ‘Good News’ is to be preached to ‘all the world’.
Christ calls ‘all nations’ to ‘turn to Him’. He calls ‘all nations’ to receive the ‘forgiveness of sins’. He calls ‘all nations’ to become His ‘disciples’ (Isaiah 11:12; John 4:42; 1 John 2:2; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; Matthew 28:19).
May our personal faith - ‘I will praise You, O Lord... God is my Salvation... The Lord is my Strength and my Song...’- become our public testimony - making Christ ‘known among the nations’, telling ‘all the world’ what the Lord has done for us (Isaiah 12:1-2, 4-5).

From all over the world Christ gathers His people.

Read the words - ‘His Name’ shall ‘endure for ever’ (Psalm 72:17) - and think of Christ. His Name is ‘the Name above all other names’. He is ‘the King of kings and Lord of lords’ (Philippians 2:9-11; Revelation 19:16).
Read the words - ‘all nations call Him blessed’ (Psalm 72:17) - , and think of Christ. ‘From every tribe and language and people and nation’, God’s people have been redeemed by the precious blood of Christ (Revelation 5:9).
Read the words -‘May His glory fill the whole earth!’(Psalm 72:19) - and think of Christ. In the ‘new heaven and new earth’, ‘the holy city’ will shine with ‘the glory of God’. ‘Its radiance’, ‘like a very precious jewel’, will be shining from this ‘lamp’: Jesus Christ, ‘the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world’ (Revelation 21:1-2, 10-11, 23; John 1:29).

The Good News of Christ is for all the world.

With Christ’s example, ‘the encouragement of the Scriptures’ and the enabling power of God, let us love one another,‘with one heart and one voice’(Romans 15:1-6). This is the way of glorifying God.
Trusting in Christ, ‘the root of Jesse’, we are blessed by ‘the God of hope’, filled with ‘the power of the Holy Spirit’- so that we may ‘abound in hope’. This hope comes to us through ‘the Scriptures’(Romans 15:12-13, 4).
God’s saving purpose was not only for the ‘dyed in the wool’ Jew. He saved both Jews and Gentiles (Romans 15:9-12). Thank God that Paul was not as narrow-minded as many people are today! God’s blessing is not only for our type of people! Let us learn from Paul. ‘A minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles’, he was always reaching out to more and more people ‘in the fulness of the blessing of Christ’(Romans 15:16, 29).

Let us take the Good News of Christ to every nation.

Our Gospel passage begins with ‘John the Baptist’(Matthew 3:1). It ends with our Lord Jesus Christ concerning whom the Voice from heaven says, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased’(Matthew 3:17).
Once John had served his purpose, once he has pointed away from himself to the Lord Jesus Christ, he retreats into the background. This is how it must always be. We point to One who is ‘more powerful’ than ourselves (Matthew 3:11; Romans 1:16). With John, we must learn to say, ‘Christ must increase, I must decrease’(John 3:30).
The contrast between John and Jesus is highlighted in Matthew 3:11 - ‘I baptize with water... He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire’. This is still the contrast between the preacher and the Saviour - We preach the Word. He sends the power. Still He says, ‘You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses’(Acts 1:8).
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Third Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:5-10 (or St Luke 1:47-55); James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11

Do we have faith? – Let us commit ourselves to a life of holiness.

What blessings are given to those who draw near to God - ‘Your God... will come and save you’ (Isaiah 35:4).
The Good News of Christ comes to us as a call to faith - ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved’ (Acts 16:31).
We have been saved through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We cannot remain the same. We are called to live a new life. We must travel on the Lord’s ‘highway’- ‘the Way of Holiness’ (Isaiah 35:8). This is ‘the Way’ which leads to ‘everlasting joy’ (Isaiah 35:10).
This ‘Way’ is so different from the world’s way. The world has no time for those who seek to live a holy life. This is what Jesus says about the world’s way of life: ‘the gate is wide and the way is wide that leads to destruction’ (Matthew 7:13).
Whatever the world may say, we must never forget this: ‘Without holiness, no-one will see the Lord’ (Hebrews 12:14).

Do we have faith? – Let us commit ourselves to a life of worship.

‘I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live’ (Psalm 146:2).
Praising the Lord our God: This is a lifelong commitment. We cannot maintain this lifelong commitment in our own strength.
We need the Lord’s help. We must never forget this: ‘Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain’ (Psalm 127:1). We are not expected to maintain this lifelong commitment in our own strength.
We have the Lord’s help. We must always remember this: ‘Our help is in the Name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth’ (Psalm 124:8).
‘Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them, the Lord who remains faithful for ever’(Psalm 146:5-6).
Let us join with Mary in saying, ‘My soul praises the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour’ (Luke 1:46-47).

Do we have faith? – Let us commit ourselves to a life of listening to God’s Word.

Much is said about John the Baptist here, yet the whole purpose is to draw attention to Jesus the Saviour. Jesus is superior to John. He is the One to whom John pointed. There are two responses to Jesus.
- We can take offence at Him: ‘Blessed is he who takes no offence at Me’(Matthew 11:6).
- We can hear what He says, receiving Him with faith: ‘He who has ears to hear, let him hear’ (Matthew 11:15).
In His time, Jesus asked the question, ‘To whom shall I compare this generation?’, giving the answer, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn’ (Matthew 11:16-17).
The promise of the Gospel is preached, yet many will not rejoice. The warning of the Gospel is preached, yet many will not repent. This is the story of our generation.
May God help us to lead people of this generation to Christ, the ‘Friend of sinners’ (Matthew 11:19).

Do we have faith? – Let us commit ourselves to a life of obeying God’s Word.

Don’t worry about ‘what will happen tomorrow’. It’s in the Lord’s hands (James 4:14-15).
We must not lose sight of ‘the purpose of the Lord’. We must remember that ‘the Lord is full of compassion and mercy’(James 5:11).
We look forward to ‘the Lord’s Coming’ as the great Day of our salvation (James 5:7-8).
We must not, however, forget God’s words of warning: ‘The Judge is standing at the door’. God speaks to us concerning ‘the misery that is coming upon you’. What is He saying to us here? - He is warning us: Be careful how you live - Don’t trust in riches. ‘Don’t grumble against each other’(James 5:1-3, 9).
The warning and the promise belong together. Those who are facing judgment can be brought to the Saviour. May God help us to speak His Word - the warning as well as the promise - , always praying that sinners will be saved (James 5:16, 19-20).
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Fourth Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25

Christ has come. Christ is coming again.

Isaiah looked ahead to the coming of ‘Immanuel’- ‘God with us’ (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23).
We look forward to the Second Coming of Immanuel: ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God’ (Revelation 21:3).
The Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ presents us with a challenge: ‘When the Son of man comes, will He find faith on earth?’(Luke 18:8). He calls us to ‘stand firm in our faith’.
We must not ‘shrink back ‘from Him. We must ‘believe and be saved’ (Isaiah 7:9; Hebrews 10:37-39).
Jesus says, ‘I am coming soon’. Let us pray, ‘Come, Lord Jesus’.
Let us pray that our ‘love’ for Him will not ‘grow cold’. Let us pray for strength to ‘stand firm to the end and be saved’ (Revelation 22:7, 12, 20; Matthew 24:12-13).

Christ has come as our Saviour. Let Him be your Saviour.
‘Restore us, O God, make Your face shine upon us, that we may be saved’ (Psalm 80:3).
This prayer for salvation is repeated with a growing sense of God’s greatness - ‘O God Almighty’ (Psalm 80:7), ‘O Lord God Almighty’(Psalm 80:19).
To those who are asking the question of salvation - ‘What must I do to be saved?’- , God gives His answer - ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved’ (Acts 16:30-31).
What does the Lord say to those who look to Christ for salvation? - ‘The Lord will bless you and watch over you. The Lord will smile on you and be kind to you. The Lord will look on you with favour and give you peace’ (Numbers 6:24-26).
Let us worship Him: ‘Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Through Christ, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer’ (Ephesians 1:3).

Looking back and looking forward, let us live for Christ now.

‘I am not ashamed of the Gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith’(Romans 1:16).
Do you think it was easy for Paul to maintain such commitment to Christ, such confidence in Christ?
What kind of world did he live in? - A world of ‘ungodliness and wickedness’(Romans 1:18-31).
Many times, Paul could have given up in despair - ‘There is too much ungodliness and wickedness all around me.
How can I go on?’ When you feel like giving up, when everything seems to be so difficult, remember Paul.
Remember his longing to ‘impart some spiritual gift’, his desire to ‘reap some harvest’, , his eagerness to ‘preach the gospel’(Romans 1:12-15).
Let us say, with Paul, ‘God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ’(Galatians 6:14).
Let us be ‘set apart for the gospel of God’(Romans 1:1).
 
As we remember Christ’s supernatural birth, let us live the power of the Spirit.

The birth of Christ is a fulfilment of prophecy: ‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a Son, and they will call Him Immanuel’(Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14). Christ is ‘God with us’. He was born through the power of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18, 20). He is still ‘God with us’, when we are ‘born of the Spirit’(John 3:5).
Some people do not believe what the Bible says here. They do not like the idea of a ‘virgin birth’. The Bible gives no encouragement to such unbelief. Matthew simply says, ‘This is the way it happened’(Matthew 1:18).
In view of the amazing thing God was doing - sending His Son to be the Saviour of the World - why should we doubt that God took things out of man's hands and worked in His own miraculous way? We rejoice not only in the miracle but also in its saving purpose: ‘He will save His people from their sins’(Matthew 1:21).
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Season of Christmas: Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day) I – Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)  - The same readings are suggested for Years B and C.

Glory to God in the highest – our Saviour has come.

The prophecy has been spoken - ‘To us a Child is born, to us a Son is given...’. The prophecy has been fulfilled - ‘Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you: He is Christ the Lord’.
Jesus Christ is our great Saviour. He is our ‘Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace’ (Isaiah 9:6: Luke 2:11).
Jesus Christ has brought to us a great salvation. Through faith in Him, we enter God’s heavenly and eternal ‘Kingdom’ (Isaiah 9:7: Luke 1:30-33).
This is ‘Good News of great joy’- for ‘all the people’, for ‘all generations’.
Let us rejoice in the Lord, as Mary, the mother of Jesus, did - ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour... for the Mighty One has done great things for me...’
Let us join with the angels in saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest...’ (Luke 2:10; 1:46-50; 2:14).

Christ: King of glory, King of love - may the glory of His love shine in us.

‘The Lord reigns’ (Psalms 96:10; 97:1). ‘The Lord is King!’
He is not only ‘the King all-glorious above’. He is ‘the King of love’. He is ‘our Maker, Defender, Redeemer and Friend!’
He is not only ‘the King of heaven’. He is ‘the God of grace’. He is ‘the King of mercy’ (Church Hymnary, 35, 36, 388, 360, 86).
His reign is not to be restricted to some faraway heaven. It is not to be a reign that is far removed from the practicalities of our everyday life.
He is to reign in our hearts. He is to reign in every part of our life.
Let His reign of love begin. Let His grace and mercy control all that you do.
We must pray, ‘Reign in me, Sovereign Lord, reign in me’. When we say, ‘Let Your Kingdom come’ and ‘let Your will be done’, we must pray, ‘Captivate my heart. Establish there Your throne’(Mission Praise, 570).

Christ is coming in glory. Christ is preparing us for glory.

We read in Titus 2:11,13 of Christ’s coming in grace- ‘the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all people’- and His coming in glory- ‘we wait for the blessed hope - the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ’. From grace to glory - This is the journey from Christ’s first coming to His Second Coming.
It is also the journey of our life of faith. We begin with the forgiveness of our sins. our final destination is glory, heavenly and eternal glory, the glory of God. We live by the grace of God. We look forward to the glory of God.
God wants us to live as ‘a people of His own who are zealous for good deeds’(Titus 2:14). If we are to be ‘zealous for good deeds’, we must first be zealous for Jesus Christ. Do good - but never forget, ‘He saved us - not because of deeds done by us...’(Titus 3:8, 4-6).
The full revelation of Christ’s glory is still to come. Let it begin in us now.
God is in control! Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Long before it happened, God had it planned (Luke 2:1-7; Micah 5:2-3).

As we approach Christ's Return, God still has His plan. He is still in control.

The birth of Christ is not merely an event from the past. It is also a message for the future.
We look back so that we can move forward.
We are fearful about many things. ‘What's the world coming to?’, we ask. God turns our question on its head: ‘Christ is coming to the world’.
From His first coming, we look on to His Second Coming - He ‘will come to all the people’(Luke 2:10): ‘every eye will see Him’(Revelation 1:7).
His Return invites us to ask another question: ‘when the Son of man comes, will He find faith on earth?’(Luke 18:8).
For you, is it still ‘before Christ’? Let the ‘new age’ begin: Let Christ be ‘born this day’(Luke 2:11) - in your heart!
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Season of Christmas: Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day) II – Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2: (1-7), 8-20  -  The same readings are suggested for Year B and Year C.

God has given us ‘a new Name’. It is ‘the Name which is above every name’, the Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ (Isaiah 62:2; Philippians 2:9-11).

Christ loves us. He has given Himself for us. He calls us His ‘Bride’ (Ephesians 5:25-27; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 21:2, 9).
Through faith in Christ, we have become ‘the Holy People’. Through Him, we are ‘the Redeemed of the Lord’. We have been ‘Sought After’ by the Lord. In Him, we are ‘the City No Longer Deserted’ (Isaiah 62:12; 1 Peter 2:9-9-10; 1:18-19; Luke 19:10; John 14:18).
‘There is a Name I love to hear... It tells me of a Saviour’s love, who died to set me free. It tells me of His precious blood, the sinner’s perfect plea... Jesus, the Name I love so well, the Name I love to hear! ... O how I love the Saviour’s Name, the sweetest Name on earth!’(Mission Praise, 672).
‘The Lord reigns’(Psalm 97:1). ‘The Lord is King!’ As we worship the Lord our King, let us focus our attention on Christ, the newborn King :
“Come and worship Christ, the new-born King” (Church Hymnary, 182).

At the place of Christ’s birth, we learn that the reign of God is the reign of His love.

When we look away from ourselves to our Saviour, Jesus Christ, we rejoice in this:
‘He saved us - not because of deeds done by us...’ (Titus 3:4-6).
This is the Good News of great joy. We hear this Good News – the birth of our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ – and we give glory to God in the highest (Luke 2:10-11, 14).
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Season of Christmas: Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day) III – Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12); John 1:1-14  -  The same Bible Readings are suggested for Year B and Year C.

Good News

‘Good News’- Let us ‘shout for joy’. ‘Good News’- Let us sing ‘songs of joy’.
There is the Good News of God’s reign - ‘Your God reigns’.
There is the Good News of our redemption - ‘The Lord has redeemed’ us.
We are not to keep the Good News to ourselves. This ‘news of happiness’ is to be shared with everyone. We must let ‘all the ends of the earth see the salvation of our God’.
‘Christ died for our sins’- This is Good News.
Christ was ‘raised on the third day’- This is Good News.
‘Jesus is Lord’- This is Good News.
This is the Good News we must ‘pass on’ to others. In our world, there is so much bad news. We must not let the Good News be drowned out by the bad news. We must make sure that the people hear the Good News - loud and clear (Isaiah 52:7-10; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Mission Praise, 249).

God loves us.

‘Exalt the Lord our God... Make a joyful noise to the Lord’ (Psalms 99:5,9; 98:4,6; 100:1).
We are to worship the Lord with joy. We are to glorify God. We are to enjoy Him.
In our worship, we must never forget the holiness of God: ‘He is holy! ... The Lord our God is holy!’ (Psalm 99:5, 9).
In our worship, we rejoice in the love of God: ‘His steadfast love endures for ever... He has done marvellous things!’(Psalms 100:5; 98:1).
The God of ‘awesome purity’ loves us with the most perfect love of all: ‘No earthly father loves like Thee...’ Let us worship Him with holy fear and heartfelt love: ‘O how I fear Thee, living God, with deepest, tenderest fears... with trembling hope and penitential tears! Yet I may love Thee too, O Lord, Almighty as Thou art, for Thou hast stooped to ask of me the love of my poor heart’(Church Hymnary, 356).

Let us worship Christ – our Lord and our God.

From the heights of heaven and the depths of suffering, ‘God... has spoken to us by His Son’ (Hebrews 1:1-2).
Jesus Christ is God’s ‘Word’ to us. He is ‘the Word’ who came from heaven: ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God’. He is ‘the Word’ who came to earth: ‘the Word became flesh and dwelt among us...’ (John 1:1-14).
In heaven, He is worshipped by angels: ‘Let all God’s angels worship Him’(Hebrews 1:6).
On earth, ‘He suffered death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone’(Hebrews 2:9).
We see the greatness of Christ in both His heavenly glory and His saving grace. None can compare with Him. He is our Lord. He is our Saviour. We consider all that He has done for us - ‘the nail marks in His hands...’- and we worship Him - ‘my Lord and my God’(John 20:19-20,24-28).

Keep your eyes on Christ: the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Jesus Christ is the Word of God. He is the Beginning. He is also the End (John 1:1-3; Revelation 21:6).
He is ‘the Word... made flesh’. ‘We have seen His glory’(14). This is only the beginning. When He returns, we shall see His glory - ‘we shall see Him as He is’(1 John 3:2).
From Him, there is creation (John 1:1-3).
From Him, there is salvation (John 1:12-13).
In Him, we receive the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit (John 1:29, 32-34).
He is the Word of God, the Lamb of God and the Son of God (John 1:1, 29, 34). When we look at Jesus Christ, we see God - ‘the ‘Word was God’(John 1:1), ‘No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has made Him known’(John 1:18).
Do you want to know what God is like? - Look at Jesus (John 14:9).
What do we see when we look at Him? - ‘the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world’(John 1:29).
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First Sunday after Christmas Day: Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrews 2:10-18; Matthew 2:13-23  -  The same readings are suggested for Year B and Year C.

Praise the Lord! – Through His power and His love, He has saved us.

The Lord our God is ‘mighty to save’. He has shown His ‘steadfast love’ to us. He has become our ‘Saviour’. ‘In His love’, He has ‘redeemed’ us (Isaiah 63:1, 7-9).
We read here about the power of God - He is ‘mighty to save’- and the love of God - ‘In His love’, He has ‘redeemed’ us.
What love the Lord has for us - ‘God so loved the world that He gave His only Son...’ (John 3:16)!
What power there is in the Gospel of love - ‘The Gospel is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes’ (Romans 1:16)!
What a ‘Saviour’ we have - Our Lord Jesus Christ is ‘able to save to the uttermost all who come to God through Him’ (Hebrews 7:25)!

Think of Jesus Christ. Think of His love, His power, His salvation.

Thank Him for all He has done for you - ‘Alleluia! What a Saviour!’(Church Hymnary, 380)
We consider all that the Lord has done for us and we join with the Psalmist in saying, “Praise the Lord” (Psalm 148:1, 14).
God wants to bless you. Make sure that you don’t miss out on His blessing.
God invites each of us to receive a great blessing - the blessing of being His ‘children’(Hebrews 2:13).
We become God’s children through faith in Christ: ‘To all who received Him, who believed in His Name, He gave power to become children of God’(John 1:12).
What will you do with God’s great invitation, His invitation of love? Will you receive Christ and become a child of God? Will you miss out on the blessing ‘because of unbelief’(Hebrews 3:19)?
God is waiting for your answer - ‘Today, when you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts’(Hebrews 3:7, 15).
Throughout life, we must guard against ‘an evil, unbelieving heart, leading us to fall away from the living God’. ‘Every day’, we must take care that we do not become ‘hardened by the deceitfulness of sin’(Hebrews 3:12-13).
As God’s children, let’s grow in Christ (1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 3:18).

God has a great plan for you – let His power and love flow through you to others.

The story unfolds according to God’s saving purpose and not Herod's Satanic schemes. Herod dies. Jesus lives. The purpose of man is defeated. The purpose of God prevails.
Jesus’ time in Egypt is full of prophetic significance (Matthew 2:15; Hosea 11:1). Egypt was the place of bondage. God turns everything around, making it the place of protection (Exodus 1:11; 13-15). The emphasis is not on the place. It is on what God is doing, as He fulfils His purpose.
From Bethlehem to Egypt and then to Nazareth - the young Jesus is being taken from place to place - all in the perfect plan of God. Again, the emphasis is not on the place but on God’s purpose. Nazareth was a humble place, dignified by the fact that God chose it to be the home of His Son.
Our concern is not with wise men or famous places. ‘Turn your eyes upon Jesus’. ‘Stand amazed in the presence of Jesus’.
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January 1: The Naming of Jesus – Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 8; Galatians 4:4-7 (or Philippians 2:5-11); Luke 2:15-21

His Name was called JESUS (Luke 2:21).

Christmas is over – but let’s not forget Jesus. He is still here. He is still with us.
He is for New Year’s Day as well as Christmas Day. He is for every day.
The New Year has begun. Let there be more than a new year. Let there be new life – the new life that Jesus brings.
We have celebrated His birth.
It is similar to the birth of any other child. It is a time for joyful thanksgiving.
It is different from the celebration of any other child. This is the special Child. This is God’s Son. He is Jesus. He is the Saviour. He brings new life to the world.
On the first Christmas Day, the announcement was made: There is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour who is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11).
We move on from the first Christmas. We move on to today. We do not leave Jesus behind. He is with us still.
On this day, any day, every day, we hear God’s call: Let new life begin.
New Year’s Day comes around just once a year. Every day is new life day.
Every day, God is speaking to us. He speaks to us about new life.
This is much more than the traditional greeting – We wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

In the Name of Jesus, we hear the Good News of new life. 

He has been born in the city of David.
This is Good News for us. This is Good News for today.
The New Year has begun. Let new life begin.
Let Christ be ‘born this day’(Luke 2:11). Let Him be born in your heart!
The Name of Jesus is the Name of love.
The Name of Jesus is the Name of love, perfect love, the greatest love of all. There is no love like the love of Jesus.
At Christmas time, we look back to His birth. We celebrate His continuing love.
On New Year’s Day, we look on to the future. We commit ourselves to loving Him who first loved us.
In the Name of Jesus, God speaks to us with a call to consecration and a promise of blessing.

* Do we love the Name of Jesus? – Let us consecrate ourselves to Him.

‘Separate... to the Lord... Separate... from wine and strong drink’ (Numbers 6:2-3): These two thoughts are closely connected in the New Testament - ‘Do not get drunk with wine... Be filled with the Spirit’ (Ephesians 5:18). We are to be ‘holy to the Lord’ (Numbers 6:8). ‘Consecrated to the Lord’, our whole life must be controlled by one thing: ‘Do all to the glory of God’ (1 Corinthians 10:31).

* Do we love the Name of Jesus? – Let us seek His blessing in our lives.

Motivated by a desire for God’s glory, we will enjoy God's blessing (Numbers 6:22-27). God’s blessing is not a ‘cheap’ thing, something that doesn’t matter very much.
Remember Esau (Genesis 25:29-34). He couldn’t be bothered. He couldn’t care less. God’s blessing meant nothing to him. He didn’t want God’s blessing.
What did God do? - He gave it to Jacob.
‘The Lord bless you...’ - Do you want this? Or must God find somebody else?

In the Name of Jesus, we have the victory.
‘The Lord is ‘majestic’ (Psalm 8:1, 9). He does not remain remote. He does not keep His distance. This is the message of Christmas. The Saviour has been born. God has not remained in heaven. He has come to earth. He has come near to us. He is God with us.
In the birth of Jesus, we see God’s greatness, the greatness of His love. His love makes all the difference.
* When we feel forgotten. He remembers us.
* When we feel unloved. He cares for us (Psalm 8:4).
* When we are tempted. He will ‘still the enemy’ (Psalm 8:2).
At the beginning of a New Year, we are reminded of God our Creator (Psalm 8:5-8).
The God of creation is the God of our salvation. From Bethlehem, the place of Christ’s birth, we look forward. We see Jesus, crucified for us. In His death, there is victory. Christ has won the victory for us. Christ has triumphed over ‘him who has the power of death.’ Christ has triumphed over ‘the devil.’ (Hebrews 2:8-9, 14).
We rejoice in Christ’s victory. We worship Him. We sing, “Majesty, worship His Majesty. Jesus, who died, now glorified, King of all kings’.

Jesus leads us on from victory to victory.

At the Cross, Christ won the victory over Satan. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Christ makes His victory real in our life here and now.

* ‘God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts’ (Galatians 4:6).

The Spirit is not a reward we earn by being good people. The Spirit is God’s gift (Titus 3:5). In Galatians 3:13-14, Paul connects the gift of the Spirit with Christ’s death for us and our faith in Christ. We do not come to God with our religion in one hand and our morality in the other, insisting that we deserve to be blessed by Him. We look away from ourselves to Christ - ‘Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to Thy Cross I cling’(Church Hymnary, 83).
All pride in ourselves must be brought to Christ’s Cross as we humbly pray, ‘Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me, break me, melt me, mould me, fill me’(Mission Praise, 613).
God has given His Spirit to us. Let’s give ourselves to Him - to ‘be filled with the Spirit’(Ephesians 5:18).

* ‘He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the Day of Jesus Christ’(Philippians 1:6).

Do you feel like you can`t go on? Do you feel like giving up?
God gives us His Word of encouragement. He will bring His good work to completion.
God finishes what He starts - ‘He didn`t bring us this far to leave us. He didn`t teach us to swim to let us drown. He didn`t build His home in us to move away. He didn`t lift us up to let us down’.
In all the changes of life, we must remember this: God is faithful. His love is unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable.
We don`t keep going because we are strong. We are ‘kept by the power of God’(1 Peter 1:5).
‘Jesus Christ is Lord’(Philippians 2:11) – He will give you the strength to keep going when you feel like giving up.
We do not find our own victory. We receive His victory. The victory does not come from deep down within ourselves. It comes from high above us. It comes from Jesus Christ our Lord.
This is not our victory. It is His victory. All the power comes from Him. All the glory goes to Him.
In ‘humility’ let us live ‘to the glory and praise of God’(Philippians 2:3; 1:11).
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January 1: when observed as New Year’s Day – Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; Psalm 8; Revelation 21:1-6a; Matthew 25: 31-46  -  The same readings are suggested for Year B and Year C.

Let’s begin the year with worship: “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your Name …” (Psalm 8:1).

How excellent is our Saviour – He takes away the emptiness of life without Him.
‘God has put eternity into man’s mind’ (Ecclesiastes 3:11). In every human heart, there is a God-shaped blank. It can only be filled by Jesus Christ.
Many people try to find true happiness without opening their heart to Jesus Christ. That’s like ‘trying to catch the wind’ (Ecclesiastes 4:16). True happiness keeps slipping through your fingers. There’s always something missing - ‘an aching void the world can never fill’ (Church Hymnary, 663).
Jesus Christ stands at the door of every human heart. He knocks. He waits for your answer. He says, ‘Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in...’ (Revelation 3:20). Will you invite Him into your heart? He is waiting for you to pray, ‘Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. Come in today. Come in to stay. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus’.

How excellent is our Saviour – He is preparing us for a glorious future.
Our Saviour is ‘Faithful and True’. He is ‘the Word of God’. He is our ‘Lord’ and ‘King’(Revelation 19:11,13,16).
We are invited to ‘come’ to Him. The invitation - ‘Come, gather together for the great supper of God’- is a call to come to Christ (Revelation 19:17). We come to Christ so that we might ‘reign with Him’(Revelation 20:6).
Coming to Christ is only the beginning. God is preparing us for something even better - reigning with Him. This is a great future - ‘no more death or mourning or crying or pain’(Revelation 21:4).
There is, however, a Word of warning for those who refuse to come to Christ for salvation - ‘If anyone’s name was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire’; ‘Their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulphur’(Revelation 20:15; 21:8). ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved’(Acts 16:31).

How excellent is our Saviour – He gives us joy as we serve Him day-by-day.

We are to be faithful to God (Matthew 25:21). There is a reward for faithfulness (Matthew 25:29; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15). Our ‘reward’ is not to get more glory for ourselves: ‘what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord’(2 Corinthians 4:5). Bringing glory to God - this is to be our greatest joy.
We are not to be thinking, ‘What am I going to get out of this?’. We are to be asking, ‘What can I give to others?’.
The ‘righteous’ are not full of boasting about their ‘righteous’ actions (Matthew 25:37-38). The Lord’s true servants do not draw attention to themselves.
Do you have ‘talents’? Yes - you do! Use them! ‘Serve the Lord with gladness’(Psalm 100:2).
Let this be your ‘reward’: the joyful privilege of bringing blessing to others and glory to God.
On earth, we begin to ‘enter the joy of our Lord’(21). In heaven, there will be ‘fullness of joy’ and ‘pleasure for evermore’
(Psalm 16:11).
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Second Sunday after Christmas Day: Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 147:12-20; Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1:(1-9), 10-18  -  The same readings are suggested for Year B and Year C.

In love, the Lord draws us to Himself.
‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness’ (Jeremiah 31:3).
So often, we have been like ‘the prodigal son’ (Luke 15:11-24). We have walked away from our Father’s House. We have wandered off into ‘the far country’. We feel that we are far from God, yet still He draws near to us.
The Lord is at work in our hearts. He is bringing us ‘to our senses’. He is reminding us of His love. He is drawing us back to Himself. In love, He is calling us home again. He is speaking to our hearts. He is saying to us, ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love’.
As His love reaches our hearts, ‘the prodigal son’ becomes ‘the returning son’: ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son’. ‘Bring me back, let me come back, for you are the Lord my God!’ (Jeremiah 31:18).

In love, the Lord brings us into fellowship with His people.
‘The Lord builds up Jerusalem. He gathers the exiles of Israel. He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds’ (Psalm 147:2-3).
This is much more than the building of the city of Jerusalem with bricks and mortar. This is God building up His people in their ‘most holy faith’ (Jude 20). This is God blessing His people as they gather together to worship Him.
In Christ, we are ‘being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit’ (Ephesians 2:22). The Lord draws us to Himself. He brings us into fellowship with His people.
He calls us to worship Him: ‘Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving’. He ‘blesses’ us through ‘His Word’. He ‘blesses’ us in ‘the Spirit’: ‘He sends His Word... and the waters flow’ (Psalm 147:7, 12-13, 18; John 7:37-39).

In love, the Lord calls us to be changed by His love.
‘By grace you have been saved through faith… for good works’ (Ephesians 2:8-10). God calls us to live a ‘holy’life. We cannot make ourselves holy. We are spiritually ‘dead’. We need to be ‘made alive’- by God. Holiness does not come from ourselves. It comes from the Lord.
Long before we ever thought of loving Him - He loved us. Our love for Him is so changeable. His love for us is unchanged, unchanging and unchangeable. It is eternal. He loved us ‘before the foundation of the world’. He will love us ‘in the world to come’. This is the love of God, the love which inspires us and enables us to live a ‘holy’ life (Ephesians 2:1; 1:4; 2:7).
When we realize the truth concerning ourselves - ‘nothing good dwells within me’(Romans 7:18) - and God - He is ‘rich in mercy’ (Ephesians 2:4) - , we will ‘praise His glorious grace’ (Ephesians 1:6).
We praise His glorious grace when we receive His love and are changed by His love.

In love, the Lord calls us to be changed by His glory.
Jesus Christ is the Word of God. He is the Beginning. He is also the End (John 1:1-3; Revelation 21:6).
He is ‘the Word... made flesh’. ‘We have seen His glory’ (John 1:14). This is only the beginning. When He returns, we shall see His glory - ‘we shall see Him as He is’(1 John 3:2).
From Him, there is creation (John 1:1-3). From Him, there is salvation (John 1:12-13). In Him, we receive the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit (John 1:29, 32-34). He is the Word of God, the Lamb of God and the Son of God (John 1:1, 29, 34).
When we look at Jesus Christ, we see God - ‘the ‘Word was God’ (John 1:1), ‘No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has made Him known’ (John 1:18).
Do you want to know what God is like? - Look at Jesus (John 14:9). What do we see when we look at Him? - ‘the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world’ (John 1:29).
We look at the Lamb of God, crucified for us. We see love – the greatest love of all. It is divine love. It is eternal love. It is a love which calls us to say, with Paul,
I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me ...
... one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what
is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has
called me heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:12-14).
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Season of Epiphany: Epiphany of the Lord – Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12  -  The same readings are suggested for Year B and Year C.

Let the light of Christ shine.
‘Arise, shine; for your Light has come... the Lord will be your everlasting Light’ (Isaiah 60:1, 19-20). Jesus Christ is ‘the Light of the world’. When we ‘follow Him’, we ‘will not walk in darkness’. We ‘will have the light of life’ (John 8:12).
We are living in difficult times. We are surrounded by much darkness. We must not be discouraged - ‘the lamp of God has not yet gone out’ (1 Samuel 3:3). When the darkness threatens to overcome the Light, we must take encouragement from God’s Word - ‘The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it’ (John 1:5).
When the darkness seems to be everywhere, put your trust in the Lord - The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear?’- and let ‘His Word’ be ‘a lamp to your feet and a light to your path’ (Psalms 27:1; 119:105).

Let the words of Scripture lead to thoughts of the Saviour.
* Read the words - ‘His Name’ shall ‘endure for ever’ (Psalm 72:17) - and think of Christ.
His Name is ‘the Name above all other names’. He is ‘the King of kings and Lord of lords’ (Philippians 2:9-11; Revelation 19:16).
* Read the words - ‘all nations call Him blessed’ (Psalm 72:17) - , and think of Christ.
‘From every tribe and language and people and nation’, God’s people have been redeemed by the precious blood of Christ (Revelation 5:9).
* Read the words -‘May His glory fill the whole earth!’ (Psalm 72:19) – and think of Christ.
In the ‘new heaven and new earth’, ‘the holy city’ will shine with ‘the glory of God’. ‘Its radiance’, ‘like a very precious jewel’, will be shining from this ‘lamp’: Jesus Christ, ‘the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world’ (Revelation 21:1-2, 10-11, 23; John 1:29).

In Christ, we are called to salvation, sanctification and service.
By the grace of God we are called to salvation - ‘saved through faith’- , sanctification - ‘for good works’ - , and service - ‘according to the gift of God’s grace… by the working of His power’, we are enabled ‘to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ’(Ephesians 2:8-10; 3:7-8).
When we consider all this, we say in our hearts, ‘To God be the glory’! (Ephesians 3:21).
We are ‘strengthened with power through His Spirit in our inner being’so that we might live as those who are saved, sanctified and serving.
Even when we are deeply conscious of our own great weakness, we draw encouragement from this: God is ‘able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us’(Ephesians 3:16, 20).
We grow in grace as we share in fellowship - ‘eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit’(Ephesians 4:3).

Be wise – worship the Saviour.
We read ‘the story of the wise men’. It is not so much about the wise men. It is about Jesus. He is the central character.
We are not told how many wise men there were. The word, ‘three’ does not appear (Matthew 2:1). We are not told their names. We are not told exactly where they came from - just, they came ‘from the East’ (Matthew 2:11).
The important thing is that they made their journey. They came, seeking Jesus: ‘Where is he...?’. They came ‘to worship Him’(Matthew 2:2). The wise men were led to Jesus not only by ‘His star’ (Matthew 2:2) but also by the Scriptures.
When asked where the child was to be born, they answered by quoting from the Scriptures (Matthew 2:5-6; Micah 5:2). Wise men are still led to Christ through the Scriptures.
Reading the Scriptures, we become wise for salvation as we find Christ who is our Wisdom (2 Timothy 3:15; 1 Corinthians 1:30).
Bethlehem was a ‘little town’. Humanly speaking, it did not have any great importance. Its importance is derived from the fact that it was the birth-place of our Saviour. When we think of Bethlehem, we do not think so much of the place as the Saviour who was born there.
Herod says that he wants to go to Bethlehem to worship Jesus (Matthew 2:8). Satan was speaking through Herod. Satan has no intention of worshipping God, and neither had Herod. Satan ‘comes only to steal and kill and destroy’. Christ comes to give ‘life... to the full’ (John 10:10).
As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Herod was not a worshipper of Christ but a servant of Satan. The wise men worship Jesus, then they return to their own country.
We know nothing about their return journey, their destination or their life in their own country. Their whole purpose was to point away from themselves to Jesus.
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Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries by Safi Bahcall

Published in March of 2019.

We are in desperate need of an alternative to disruptive innovation theory. Nowhere is this need greater than in helping us think about the future of higher ed.

Can the ideas in Loonshots provide an alternative innovation framework to higher ed that is offered by disruption theory?

Maybe.  Quite possibly.  I’m optimistic.

Before talking about the book, let’s talk about the future of higher ed.

How much do you think that higher ed must change?  Do you think we need something radically different?  Or are you thinking the way to go is gradual and incremental?  Or are you somewhere (like most people I’d bet) in the middle.

What would radical higher ed change look like? We would probably list things like: a) dramatically lower costs, b) dramatically larger access, c) dramatically lower attrition rates, and d) dramatically better workforce outcomes, and e) dramatically more emphasis on lifetime education.   That is a dramatic list.

Some of us might throw in a wish that a liberal arts education be not reserved for the lucky (and wealthy few).  That small and tuition-dependent liberal arts colleges find some path towards economic resilience.  And that the adjunctification tide recedes, to be replaced with a commitment by universities to expand the number of tenure track positions.

We all have alternative futures that we can imagine for higher education as a system, and for individual colleges and universities.  We can all think of what a better college education might look like, and a fairer and more equitable system of higher education employment.

Loonshots is a book about how ideas once thought to be crazy have a history of changing everything.  The book is full of examples of ideas that were initially dismissed, from rockets to radar and 007 to Buzz Lightyear, which eventually ended up changing the world. (Or at least parts of the world).

Did you know the Nokia engineers had come up with a touch screen based smartphone that runs apps years before Apple introduced the iPhone?  Nokia executives killed the idea.  Loonshots seeks to explain why Apple went on to change how we think about mobile computing, while Nokia’s once dominant cell phone business eventually died.

A loonshot is a big idea or a big goal.  Loonshots always emerge as “ugly babies,” full of warts and flaws and every imaginable problem.

The higher ed loonshot idea that gets me most excited is the dream to create personalized online education at scale. I’m excited about how programs like Georgia Tech’s $7,000 online Masters in Computer Science might change the economics of education and credentialing.

A quality $7,000 masters degree sounds like a loonshot idea to me.  There have to be countless ways in which a program at that cost does not, today, match the quality of more traditionally priced residential and online programs.  There must be a million reasons why every university is not following in the footsteps of Georgia Tech.

How many of us in higher ed are quick to dismiss the idea that quality, radical affordability, and scale can co-exist?

Georgia Tech seems like a place where loonshots are nurtured.

The book Loonshots provides a great deal of excellent advice for how organizations can do that loonshot nurturing.  The author, Safi Bahcall, is a trained physicist as well as a biotech entrepreneur.  His ideas are both abstract (from academic theory), and concrete (from his experience growing biotech companies).

Bahcall argues that organizations must find a way to equally prioritize the “artists” who dream up loonshots and the “soldiers” who execute on operations.  He does not believe that individuals, small groups, or big companies (or universities) can be both artists and soldiers at the same time.  The work of dreaming up crazy ideas, and the work of delivering on current needs, is incompatible.

Any organization that favors one type of task (loonshot or operations) over the other will eventually fail.  Failure will also come if the artists and soldiers have no way of interacting, exchanging ideas, and supporting each other's work.  There must be an organizational equilibrium between the people exploring crazy ideas, and the people that keep the organization from running off the rails.

How often do universities carve out space for loonshots?

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The little fascists of California

First, in 2015, there was SB277, a bill that was passed into law by the CA state legislature and signed by California Governor Jerry Brown---fascists all.  Under the guise of protecting children's health, the law canceled all vaccine exemptions except one issued by a medical doctor.  But "the note from the doctor" was just a temporary stopgap and diversion away from the bottom-line agenda: vaccinate all kids and put the practice of vaccination into the hands of the State---not individual doctors.  Making this into law is the job of SB276, a new CA bill now up for consideration.If it passes, all attempts to win exemptions from vaccination will be henceforth submitted by a doctor, on a single standard form, to a State Public Health Officer, who will decide whether to approve or deny them.  A doctor's word will no longer be sufficient.  The State will rule.State scrutiny of doctors, already at an all-time high in California, will escalate.  Applying for a vaccine exemption will itself constitute evidence of professional malpractice.This is how fascism works in a "modern democracy."  All repressive edicts and laws are undertaken "for the good of the people," "for the children," etc.---as rights and freedoms are sucked away by elected and appointed officials.When necessary, science is bent and twisted and reversed, to give credence to "new progressive laws."In California, when SB276 passes, a whole new bureau of State Health will be created.  Little corrupt officials will be on the hunt for "law-breaking doctors."Picture this: little Jimmy's mother, who has educated herself on the truth about toxic vaccines, finally finds an MD who is willing to submit a standard form seeking an exemption for her son.  The reason?  Generalized lowered immunity.  A State officer turns it down.  Jimmy's mother talks to her husband about moving out of California.  He has a decent job.  He tells her his prospects in another state would be dim.  After much discussion, they decide to stay where they are.  On the occasion of Jimmy's sixth vaccination, he suffers brain damage.  He will never be the same again.  The diagnosis is autism.  This is life in the fascist state of California.(To read about Jon's mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)See More

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Not surevwhat you are specifically referring to, but DOJ has always picked laws to defend or not to defend. https://www.queerty.com/actually-mr-president-the-doj-does-choose-not-to-defend-discriminatory-laws-20090819
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Barr should be barred from holding any important government office, he is mega shill and makes me wish for the return of Sessions: "William Barr Obliterated the DOJ’s Standard for Defending Laws Because Donald Trump Asked" "While serving as President Jimmy Carter’s attorney general, Benjamin Civiletti explained that this policy is rooted in the Constitution’s separation of powers. While the courts are charged with protecting “both the government and the citizenry from unconstitutional action, legislative and Executive [ … ] only the Executive Branch can execute the statutes of the United States,” including by defending them in the courts. Therefore, “if executive officers were to adopt a policy of ignoring or attacking acts of Congress whenever they believed them to be in conflict with the provisions of the constitution, their conduct in office could jeopardize the equilibrium established within our constitutional system.” Cute, just defend the laws the king likes; COOL.
           Comment on Yes, We Have No Collusion by dhlii       Comment   Translate Page      
Apparently you do not understand how government works. We have a constitution - it determines absolute constraints as well as duties for the president, and congress. We have laws - so long as those laws conform to the constitution they provide additional constraints and direction. Within the confines of the law and the constitution the president is the ultimate decision maker on all matters regarding the executive branch of federal government. To the extent that the departments of the executive act autonomously it is because the president has delegated authority to them. The president may also choose to make any decisions themself, and choose to solicit advice or not. If we do not like the presidents choices - we need not re-elect. If they are sufficiently egregious - or it is tuesday, congress can impeach.
          Comment on A Popular Blunder: Bringing Something Into Existence with an “If” by Bob Seidensticker      Comment   Translate Page      
<blockquote> If the universe were merely an accident, why should it obey logical, orderly laws—or any laws at all for that matter? And why should these laws not be constantly changing, since so many other things change? </blockquote> You tell me. You think that the universe would look like something else if we didn’t have a god? Show me. You don’t seem to appreciate how remarkable your claim is. You claim to understand how a God-universe and a not-God-universe would appear. The burden of proof is yours. Go.
          AWS Training in Hyderabad      Comment   Translate Page      
Kelly Technologies owned the best AWS Training in the industry. AWS Program is a comprehensive platform for all the aspirants. Top IT Companies & MNCs are having a great demand for AWS certified professionals
          Three Before      Comment   Translate Page      
1. Grandparents came over. 2. Future wife came over and got EB-1. 3. In-laws arrived via chain migration. ================================= And now we hear WH bull- United States suddenly full.  
          AI/ML Solutions Architect - Global Life Sciences - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
High level of comfort communicating effectively across internal and external organizations. Develop and support an AWS internal community of AI related subject...
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          Senior Software Engineer - Java/Scala - Capital One - Tysons Corner, VA      Comment   Translate Page      
Java Ecosystem (Spring Boot, Maven, Tomcat etc.), AWS (S3, ECS etc.), Angular, JUnit, Jasmine, Karma, Microservices, Machine Learning, Streaming....
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          Lead Software Engineer - Java - Capital One - Tysons Corner, VA      Comment   Translate Page      
Java Ecosystem (Spring Boot, Maven, Tomcat etc.), AWS (S3, ECS etc.), Angular, JUnit, Jasmine, Karma, Microservices, Machine Learning, Streaming....
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          Senior Software Engineer - Java - Capital One - Tysons Corner, VA      Comment   Translate Page      
Java Ecosystem (Spring Boot, Maven, Tomcat etc.), API Gateway, AWS (S3, ECS etc.), Angular, JUnit, Jasmine, Karma, Microservices, Machine Learning, Kafka,...
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          Sr. AI/ML Solutions Architect - Global Life Sciences - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - New York, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
High level of comfort communicating effectively across internal and external organizations. Develop and support an AWS internal community of AI related subject...
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          A ‘Game of Thrones’ VFX specialist shows us how they digitally bring dragons to life      Comment   Translate Page      
Mark Spindler’s official title with the visual effects company Pixomondo is compositing supervisor, which means he’s responsible for taking different VFX elements and wizardry and stitching them together into a seamless whole. It sounds like a super-geeky, highly technical job. But when you look at the work he and his colleagues have done behind-the-scenes for the last several seasons now of Game of Thrones, the show’s three fire-breathing dragons they’ve helped digitally bring to life and imbue with terrifying realism belie a job with, it turns out, so many layers beyond mere technical prowess. Which is a long way of saying -- for the Pixomondo team, one of the nearly dozen or so companies handling various aspects of Game of Throne's VFX needs, rendering a make-believe idea like a dragon into existence actually first requires a ton of painstaking work before you even start with a computer. That means researching real-world animals with similarities to a dragon, so reptiles like lizards as well as bats (the former to study the scales and skin, the latter because of the wings). The Pixomondo team pored over video and real-world detail, paying close attention to the way such animals look and behave in their natural surroundings to correctly animate the scales, movements, muscles and body of Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion -- the show’s three dragons that belong to their white-haired mother Daenerys. But it doesn’t stop there. There aren’t any fire-breathing animals in the real world to study, so to nail the realism of that aspect Spindler said the Pixomondo team analyzed the way flamethrowers spit fire, including the way flames lick up anything in their path. It’s painstaking creative work that evolved and got more complex as the dragons progressed from small hatchlings born at the end of season 1 on to the fearsome beasts of epic proportions we see in later seasons. Growth that also came in tandem with HBO’s correspondingly massive budget for a show whose final season -- which begins on Sunday -- has become a must-watch touchstone of pop culture. “Of course, it’s emotional,” Spindler told BGR from Pixomondo’s office in Frankfurt, Germany, about the imminent end of the series and his team’s work for HBO's VFX Supervisor Joe Bauer and VFX Producer Steve Kullback. Both of whom have been in charge of the visual effects for the whole series since season 3 and season 2, respectively. For me, it’s my sixth season now,” Spindler continued. “I started on Season Three. Some of my co-workers here started with Season Two. So it’s a long journey. “The visual effects supervisor from HBO has also now been on the show for six seasons, so we know what he wants, and I think we have a good working relationship. The communication is quite easy. It’s something special, knowing that we’ve come to an end after having worked on this for so long.” Spindler gave BGR a taste of how Pixomondo -- one of the few VFX vendors that have worked on GoT almost from the beginning - has contributed to the look and development of the dragons, which you can see evolve in the video clip above. The footage takes you through the dragons’ collective evolution across each season, showcasing what’s involved in the animation, rendering, matching of graphics to footage with actors, making sure the digitally rendered dragons are lit to match the rest of the scene .. and on and on. The clip ends with a somber Jon Snow appearing to pet a mounted contraption, on top of which a dragon will be displayed so that it looks like that’s what he’s petting in the scene. For their part, the Pixomondo crew generally always started talking with HBO about the forthcoming season pretty much as soon as the last one has wrapped. The team gets a first draft of the screenplay and storyboard to get a sense of where the action is headed. That lets them start thinking through ideas, though the VFX specialists can’t do too much until the new season actually starts getting shot. And, as we said, it’s not all computer-based magic that turns the dragons from words on a page into scary movement on the screen. The show’s VFX professionals have resorted at times to “acting” out various movements the dragons would need to perform, with some of the Pixomondo crew at one point tied up on all fours and angrily straining at their bonds to serve as reference footage for the dragons. The finale of the previous season gave us one of the most game-changing seasons of the show thus far, involving the “dead” Viserion. The nearly 125-foot-long computer generated beast was “reborn” as an ice dragon, thanks to the dark power of the Night King (with a helpful assist from Pixomondo) and which was shown spitting enough blue fire to completely wreck the towering Wall in the north. That set up the stakes for the showdown Game of Thrones fans around the world are waiting to see unfold over the course of its final six episodes. “The most important thing I would say regarding the realism is you look at the real world for reference, and obviously there are no real dragons in the real world,” Spindler said about the work. “But there are certainly some animals that resemble a dragon, like lizards. There are so many documentary shots out there with closeups of animals, where you can really see a lot of detail about how they actually look and behave. Looking at things like that is really helpful." The hard part is in balancing the realism with the cinematic requirements of a shot, meaning once you bring the dragons to life, you've still got to make them look like they would look if they were really there, actually in front of the camera and in the same scene as the actors, under the same lighting conditions. To help with that, Bauer and a colleague at one point during filming held what amounted to dragon puppets on poles to help establish the framing and lighting for a shot, in addition to giving the actors something to play off of. At another point, Pixomondo used a YouTube video they found of an eagle snatching up a goat as a reference for a scene involving the dragon Drogon, after it's spit fire on a goat and used its claws to grab it before taking off into the sky. To give you an idea of how complicated and sprawling the series' VFX needs have become, one episode in the upcoming season reportedly features more than 1,300 VFX shots. While, for comparison, there were fewer than 600 in all of season 2. As far as what we can expect to see in season 8, regarding the dragons as well as everything else, Spindler is coy. “I think the same thing that has been true for the last seasons is true this time. Everything is just bigger, more exciting. “I think there’s the sense now that all the different parties in the storyline are really close to each other and everything is coming to an end. There’s going to be a lot of action, so less exposition is needed than in previous seasons. There are still lots of things I don’t know about, but from what I’ve seen and what I know, yes, it’s going to be exciting for sure. I've been a fan of the show myself, so it's been great to be part of it. Definitely not something that comes along every day."
          Electrical/ Design Engineer (PLC Design/ Up $3500 / 5D / Woodlands) - MCI Career Services Pte Ltd - Woodlands      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Yorkiepoo Male Puppy (Oodle) $350      Comment   Translate Page      
Yorkiepoo Puppy Ready for New Home. Born Nov. 26, 2018. Vaccinations and de-wormings, Tail docked and dew claws removed. Raised indoors and doing well on housetraining. Very playful, healthy, loving pup. I black and white male available. Mom is 6.5 pounds parti color yorkie and dad is miniature red poodle, 10 lbs. This guy may mature 10 pounds. He is priced at $350, cash only. Please contact me for more information or if you would like to come see him.

          Hvar har I gjort for at få jeres forretning til at være bæredygtig og voksende      Comment   Translate Page      

Hej 

For 4 måneder siden startede jeg (genstartede efter et katastrofalt samarbejde med anden virksomhed) min lille virksomhed. Vi udvikler kundespecifikke it-løsninger til Danske og udenlandske virksomheder. Jeg arbejder selv som systemudvikler og køber desuden timer i udlandet til vores kunder.  Forretningen kører nu ganske fornuftigt og heldigvis har vi en fornuftig kundemasse.  Jeg har startet min virksomhed som ApS med indskud på 50.000 og egenkapitalen efter de 4 måneder er på cirka 700.000 kr og når maj måned er afsluttet er den på cirka 1 million kroner.  Der er udgifter i virksomheden for 200.000 kr. om måneden og et overskud på 100.000 til 150.000 kr. om måneden. 60% af vores indtægt kommer pga. af faste kontrakter mens de resterende er nysalg. Vi har ingen gæld og alt er selv finansieret.

Men når man har startet sin egen lille virksomhed så vil man også gerne se tingene vokse. Vi har nu gode lokaler i Aarhus samt har ansat en sælger (25.000 om måneden + provision). Så når vi får gang i salget gennem sælger så skal omsætningen nok stige. Min holding er dog alt hvad vi gør skal være for egne midler så der MÅ under ingen omstændigheder vækstes for ikke egne midler. 

Da jeg er godt træt af at skulle betale 5000 - 6000 kr. om måneden til Azure og AWS har jeg besluttet at vi køber egne servere. Det er en invistering på 50.000 kr. men forventer at de er tjent hjem inden for 1 - 1.5 år.

Men hvordan er I kommer hvortil I er i dag og hvilken tanker gjorde I jer da I skulle vækste.

Tak for hjælpen og god weekend.


          Archie v Anibal Sanchez, Lineup & Notes      Comment   Translate Page      
Game: The game starts in Washington at 4:05. The match will be on AT&T SportsNet and 93.7 The Fan. The weather shouldn't be an issue for a change - it's forecast to be cloudy and in the mid-70's.

Lineup: Adam Frazier 2B, Starling Marte CF, Fran Cervelli C, Josh Bell 1B, Colin Moran 3B, Melky Cabrera RF, JB Shuck LF, Erik Gonzalez SS, Chris Archer P. Hey, Redbeard starts against a rightie and JB gets a reward for his two-hit day.

Colin gets the start today (image Pittsburgh Pirates)

Pitchers: RHP Chris Archer (1-0/2.45) meets RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-1/6.52). Archie didn't face the Nats last year, and is on borrowed time as he appeals his suspension. Sanchez seems to be the designated Keystone State hurler; after two starts against the Phils, he now draws the Bucs. He had a good outing against the Pirates last year, giving up one earned run in 5-1/3 innings with six whiffs, but didn't get a decision. He swapped spots with Max Scherzer for the series to allow Max's bruised leg an extra day to heal.

Notes:
  • Melky was supposed to have an off day yesterday after five straight starts, but he pinch hit and doubled. Shouldn't have taken much out of him, tho, as J-Mart came in to run for him. Clint wants him available to start over the weekend; he should be good to go (and is starting today).
  • C Elias Diaz hasn't caught a full game for Indy yet while on rehab, but in three contests (two as DH) he's gone 6-for-12.
  • Cole Tucker and Ke'Bryan Hayes have been getting most of the Indy love (and they deserve it) but don't go to sleep on Will Craig, The 1B has five homers, a .290 BA/.436 OBP slash and a tolerable 23% K rate in eight games for the Tribe. We're curious how the Pirates will handle the 24-year-old with J-Bell blocking him now if both keep on.
  • LHP Stephen Tarpley has been optioned to Scranton to clear CC Sabathia's roster spot. He was sent to Yankees as part of the Ivan Nova deal in 2016, and worked 14 games in 2018-19 with no decisions and a 3.75 ERA.

          General Manager - Sonic Corporation - Shallowater, TX      Comment   Translate Page      
Develop and implement a marketing plan. Knowledge of federal and state labor laws as well as local health and sanitation laws and regulations....
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          Multi-Unit Leader - Sonic Corporation - Shallowater, TX      Comment   Translate Page      
Knowledge of federal and state labor laws as well as local health and sanitation laws and regulations. You will also be responsible for training and supporting...
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          Kingwood Classic      Comment   Translate Page      
For many years this event was the place to be and the backbone of the spring recruiting season. The tournament will take place during the live period for men's Division I coaches. We will also have video streaming for college coaches viewing for all 15-17U games. The Kingwood Classic draws teams from coast to coast and will sell out. Register early as the field will be limited and packed with talent. The Kingwood Classic has played host to stars such as Dwight Howard, Kevin Love, Brandon Bass, Andrew Bynum, Tyson Chandler, Marc Gasol, etc. when they played summer ball. Come out and be among those who today say they “played in Kingwood.”
          ‘World’s deadliest bird’ kills owner after fall      Comment   Translate Page      
Cassowaries have large claws on each foot, and can grow up to 6ft in height.
          Doberman Pinscher Puppies - taking deposits (Oodle) $1,500      Comment   Translate Page      
Puppies born April 10th. All black and rust, 5 boys and 3 girls! Anyone that knows the breed knows that the European lines and American lines both create an amazing dog. We have bred the best of both! The puppies are raised in our home around our 4 children and will be well socialized. Tails have already been docked and dew claws removed. All applicable shots/dewormings will be given prior to puppy going to their new home. Sire is a 100% European imported from Serbia FCI registered, AKC registered The sires parents are Sire: Torro Di Altobello Dam: Goddess Unique Jewel 29 inches tall and 101lbs His offspring tends to carry his trait of the nice block head and broad chest. Dam is 100% American AKC registered 25 inches tall and 74lbs Both Sire and Dam are family pets with an excellent temperament and conformation. Both are being raised around children and are wonderful loyal dogs. The following tests apply to both the Sire and Dam DCM DNA 1&2 negative DM negative Eyes normal Thyroid normal

          Yorkiepoo Male Puppy (Oodle) $350      Comment   Translate Page      
Yorkiepoo Puppy Ready for New Home. Born Nov. 26, 2018. Vaccinations and de-wormings, Tail docked and dew claws removed. Raised indoors and doing well on housetraining. Very playful, healthy, loving pup. I black and white male available. Mom is 6.5 pounds parti color yorkie and dad is miniature red poodle, 10 lbs. This guy may mature 10 pounds. He is priced at $350, cash only. Please contact me for more information or if you would like to come see him.

          Planned Parenthood Sues Arizona Because Its Pro-Life Laws Have Saved Too Many Babies From Abortion      Comment   Translate Page      
The abortion giant Planned Parenthood just filed a massive new lawsuit against a series of pro-life Arizona laws that are saving unborn babies from abortion. KJZZ Radio News reports Planned Parenthood Arizona filed the lawsuit Thursday, arguing that the abortion restrictions are unconstitutional. The state laws that Planned Parenthood is challenging protect women’s safety as […]
          Server - Granite Gate Senior Living - Prescott, AZ      Comment   Translate Page      
In addition to federal requirements, Five Star complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in...
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          Business Office Manager - Granite Gate Senior Living - Prescott, AZ      Comment   Translate Page      
In addition to federal requirements, Five Star complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in...
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          An epic filibuster was just the start of an ethical showdown looming in WA politics      Comment   Translate Page      

A marathon speech to delay surrogacy laws is a preview of what we can expect when a highly-charged debate around WA's voluntary euthanasia bill is tackled by the state's politicians, writes Jacob Kagi.


          Quantity Surveyor - Firetronics - Woodlands      Comment   Translate Page      
In-depth knowledge of construction laws and regulations. Estimate cost and prepare tender documents....
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          Comment on The Bad Habits that are Creeping into Rugby by Don P      Comment   Translate Page      
SJ. The new laws will attempt to minimise collisions & contact injuries, particularly to the head. However, if fwds were now compelled to compete at the breakdown, or stay within say 5 yrds of the ruck, it would also surely help minimise injuries. It would additionally have the benefit of reversing the current de-skilling situation, with behemoths clogging the back line, by re-skilling the game with more man on man encounters.
          Ohio Implements Unconstitutional Six Week Abortion ban      Comment   Translate Page      
Ohio has officially banned abortions after 5-6 weeks of pregnancy, before many women even know they are pregnant. The law will make an exception to save a woman’s life, however no exceptions for cases of rape and incest. It will take effect in 90 days unless blocked by a federal judge. The law also creates punishments for doctors who perform abortions. Doctors who perform abortion after a heartbeat is detecting face a fifth-degree felony, up to a year in jail, and the State Medical Board may impose fines up to $20,000. Similar bills have been deemed unconstitutional in states such as Kentucky and Iowa. The ACLU of Ohio has also said it will be suing the state on behalf of Planned Parenthoods throughout Ohio. Former Governor John Kasich vetoed the bill several times, saying that it would be too expensive for the state to go to court over it. Ohio is now the fifth state to implement a heartbeat bill into law. While many of these laws end up being blocked by federal judges, they have become part of a larger movement to overturn Roe V. Wade.   Media Resources: NPR 4/11/19; NY Mag 4/11/19

          AWS Architect - ACME Projects Inc. - Saskatoon, SK      Comment   Translate Page      
Candidate must be an expert in AWS Architect. Should have worked as AWS architect for alteast three projects....
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          State College’s Keaton Ellis draws attention at Blue-White game      Comment   Translate Page      
State College Area's own Keaton Ellis drew attention at the Penn State Blue-White game in his first appearance since coming to campus in January. … Click to Continue »
          5 Criterion Collection Blu-rays für je 8,99£ + VSK [Zoom]      Comment   Translate Page      
10,38€ - Zoom.co.uk
Aktuell gibt es 5 verschiedene Filme aus der sonst sehr hochpreisigen Criterion Collection für je 8,99£ + 1,99£ Versandkosten. Nach aktuellem Umrechnungskurs macht das also je 10,38€ + 2,30€ Versand. Versand zahlt man nur einmal also lohnt sich natürlich ein Kauf von mehreren Blu-rays gleichzeitig. Denkt dran den oben genannten Gutscheincode im Bestellvorgang zu benutzen!

Die Criterion Collection ist DAS Edellabel für Filmliebhaber und Cineasten. Beste Bild- und Tonqualität gepaart mit viel Bonusmaterial machen die Criterion Collection zu einem Must-Have.

Die folgenden Filme haben meines Wissens nach auch nie einen deutschen Release erhalten.

Achtung: Nur Originalton!

Folgende Filme sind dabei:

- Black Orpheus
- Overlord
- The In-Laws
- Here Comes Mr Jordan
- Burroughs: The Movie
          Nevada: Assembly Judiciary Votes to Cede Authority To Pass Stricter Gun Laws To Counties      Comment   Translate Page      
On April 12th, the Nevada Assembly Committee on Judiciary voted to approve Assembly Bill 291 with amendments and Assembly Bill 153 with technical amendments.  The amendments were not made publicly available until just prior to the 8AM hearing, giving Nevadans no opportunity to read and express their concerns with legislators on the committee.  The bills will now head to the Assembly floor where they will be eligible for a floor vote next week.
          Identifying the Problem of Gun Control Research      Comment   Translate Page      
In 2017, anti-gun researcher John Donohue and his team released a study that purported to find that Right to Carry laws increase overall violent crime rates. The paper was updated six months later seemingly to address criticism of its methodology and produced the same conclusion. Readers may be familiar with the study as an anti-gun press fawned over the results without questioning the mechanism of the effect or the methodology itself. 
          Server - Kona Grill Restaurants - Fairfax, VA      Comment   Translate Page      
Proper enforcement of all liquor laws and Kona Grill policies. Text KONA to 51893 or Click Here to Join our Talent Network....
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          san judas tadeo      Comment   Translate Page      

San judas tadeo para corte o impresión. Dale like a mi página. Eros Comunicación

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Logo was extracted without changes from an official publication and is not a reproduction. I uploaded it because the one I found here had slight imperfections. This is the current logo as at June 2014 to date (2019)

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Komunitas Serikat Pekerja Nasional

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Football club.Norway

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          Sotra SK      Comment   Translate Page      

Football club.Norway

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          FK Tønsberg      Comment   Translate Page      

Football club.Norway

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          Brattvåg IL      Comment   Translate Page      

Football club.Norway

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          Colion Noir      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Manabí Restaurant + Rum Lounge       Comment   Translate Page      

Restaurante del Sortis Hotel Spa & Casino

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          Aes Panamá 20 años       Comment   Translate Page      

"Tras nuestro inicio de operaciones en 1999, hemos contribuido al crecimiento económico de Panamá, a través de soluciones energéticas seguras, confiables y sostenibles, así como también, a través de la generación de empleos, nuestro compromiso con las comunidades, el cuidado del medio ambiente y el desarrollo de nuevos proyectos que posicionan a Panamá como un importante centro de distribución de energía eléctrica en la región centroamericana."

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Industry Panama
          Zona logistica del Aeropuerto de Tocumen ZLAT      Comment   Translate Page      

ZONA LOGÍSTICA
DEL AEROPUERTO INTERNACIONAL DE TOCUMEN

Panamá contará con un hub de carga aérea multimodal en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen con capacidad para manejar miles de carga anualmente. Esta nueva Zona Multimodal estará compuesta por la Terminal de Carga y la Zona Logística; y permitirá complementar el conglomerado logístico del país con una oferta integral de servicios.

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          JMJ       Comment   Translate Page      

La XXXIV edición de la Jornada Mundial de la Juventud de la Iglesia católica se realizó en Panamá del 22 al 27 de enero de 2019.​ Fue la tercera JMJ que tuvo lugar en América Latina, después de Buenos Aires 1987 y Río de Janeiro 2013.

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Religion Panama
          Lacma      Comment   Translate Page      

LACMA (LATIN AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL MOVERS ASSOCIATION)

LACMA es una asociación democrática fundada en 1969 en Panamá, República de Panamá. Esta agrupación está conformada por un grupo de acreditadas compañías con una amplia experiencia en la industria de las mudanzas internacionales y de traslado (Relocation) de América Latina y el resto del mundo.

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Transport Panama
          Nestlé       Comment   Translate Page      

Nestlé S.A. es una empresa multinacional suiza de alimentos y bebidas con sede en Vevey, Vaud, Suiza. Ha sido la empresa de alimentos más grande del mundo, medida por los ingresos y otras métricas, para 2014, 2015 y 2016.​​​​

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          Wista Panama      Comment   Translate Page      

The 2nd WISTA AMERICAS Regional Conference

Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

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Transport Panama
          Nutrablend      Comment   Translate Page      

Headquartered in Neosho, Missouri, Nutra Blend has manufacturing plants in Missouri, California and Vermont. In addition to distribution centers connected with each plant, we have additional distribution centers in Iowa, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

Nutra Blend has serviced the feed industry for more than 40 years. Investments in people and technologies have Nutra Blend positioned well for many years to come.

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          AZAL - Azerbaijan Airlines      Comment   Translate Page      

Official logotype of AZAL - Azerbaijan Airlines.

Logo of AZAL - Azerbaijan Airlines

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          Mascot Creation      Comment   Translate Page      
Logo of Mascot Creation

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          HEROIC / HEROIC Racing Apparel / HRA      Comment   Translate Page      

2018 Latest HEROIC branding logo. This logo is only to be used on racers body work for racing. This logo is trademarked and illegal to use on apparel or products other than that of HEROIC Racing Apparel LLC.

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          POW MIA Prisoner of War / Missing in Action      Comment   Translate Page      

I searched all over the web for a POW MIA and every vector was terribly made. I took the basics and redrew it to a simplified file.

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          Federal Communications Bar Association      Comment   Translate Page      
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          SiLO      Comment   Translate Page      
Logo of SiLO

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          National Academy of Secretaries of State      Comment   Translate Page      
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          MVoucher Codes      Comment   Translate Page      
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          CORD iPS      Comment   Translate Page      

ORD iPS is a biotechnology company that combines modern medicine, science, and technology in order to make innovative products and services available in Serbia and customised for each client.

We made it possible for clients to invest in the future health of their child in the right and safest way.

Driven by the experience of the largest biomedical centers for the cryopreservation of stem cells Vita 34 and Seracell from Germany, unlocking the power of the whole genome by cooperating with Illumina, and collaborating with Novogenia from Austria, we enable high-tech medical services and products to be widely available in Serbia.

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          Michael Faraday – scientist and Christian      Comment   Translate Page      
Every true scientist should be a believer if he is a real expert in his field. He need only look at the wisdom and the thousands of laws that are in the physical world or in the world of biology or zoology... We humans have computers, we launch spaceships into space, but we can not produce a single wheat grain that would grow and contain a life hidden within. Michael Faraday was the man who invented the dynamo. He died in 1867. He was a devout believer. When asked what his idea was about what would happen after death, he said he had no idea but he was sure about it. He quoted the Scripture from the letter to Timothy: "I know whom I have believed" (2Ti 1:12). And he added: "I'm sure. I'm sure that after I die, I’ll pass into Jesus' arms. I trust the Word of God."
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          Florida 2015 [paneagle]      Comment   Translate Page      
Pick 5 forum
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Jackpot Games forum
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          Cassowary attack: giant bird kills owner in Florida after he fell      Comment   Translate Page      

Bird native to Australia and Papua New Guinea likely killed breeder with its long claws

A cassowary – a large, flightless bird native to Australia and Papua New Guinea – has killed its Florida owner when it attacked him after he fell.

The fire rescue department in Alachua county told the Gainesville Sun newspaper the cassowary killed the man on Friday on his property near Gainesville, in the north of the state, likely using its long claws. The victim, whose name was not released, was apparently breeding the birds, state wildlife officials said.

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          Re: The Reference Frame: Assange is (also) a terribly treated hero      Comment   Translate Page      

As long as it is really a technical point as you sketched it, I agree, John. The freedoms or rights are actually trivial consequences of the laws of Nature but it's not know what happens afterwards and that depends on the balance of forces etc.


          Authorities: Large, flightless bird kills its Florida owner, likely using its long claws - WMUR Manchester      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Authorities: Large, flightless bird kills its Florida owner, likely using its long claws  WMUR Manchester
  2. Large flightless bird in captivity kills Florida man in ‘horrible’ accident  Miami Herald
  3. Large, flightless bird attacks and kills its fallen owner  ABC News
  4. Deputies identify 75-year-old man attacked and killed by cassowary on Alachua farm  mycbs4.com
  5. Authorities: Large, Flightless Bird Kills Its Florida Owner  LEX18 Lexington KY News
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          New Laws on Physical and Chemical Restraints in Nursing Homes      Comment   Translate Page      
The Federal Government has introduced new laws dealing with use of physical and chemical restraints in Aged Care Facilities/Nursing Homes. It is called the Quality of Care Amendment (Minimising the Read More ...
          Electrical/ Design Engineer (PLC Design/ Up $3500 / 5D / Woodlands) - MCI Career Services Pte Ltd - Woodlands      Comment   Translate Page      
*Benefits Summary: * • Salary range $2800 - $4000 • AWS + VB • Mon – Fri, 8.30am – 5.30pm • Working Location: Woodlands *Responsibilities: * • Develop... $2,800 - $4,000 a month
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          Production Assistant I - Pfizer - Middleton, WI      Comment   Translate Page      
Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment....
From Pfizer - Wed, 10 Apr 2019 18:04:27 GMT - View all Middleton, WI jobs
          News, Rumors and Opinions Saturday 4-13-19      Comment   Translate Page      
Emailed to Recaps:Sam Oliver: Next monday, we close the books on another tax season with earnings that were made last year. Wouldn't it be a great time to start this year off with a new set of monetary laws that govern a new financial system? ;) It couldn't hurt for sure.We have not been moving forward since the first of the year in the markets to any large degree, and the global slow down is beginning to effect even the US.What often appears to be a coincidence, in reality, isn't. Next week is [...]
          Opus 2 concert lets graduating seniors choose the music - Tribune-Review      Comment   Translate Page      
Opus 2 concert lets graduating seniors choose the music  Tribune-Review

The Opus 2 Orchestra, which draws members from all over the east suburbs, will perform its “Seniors' Choice” concert, where members who are graduating from ...


          Senior Systems Administrator AWS Implementation - ManTech International Corporation - Clarksburg, WV      Comment   Translate Page      
Introductory to moderate experience and working knowledge of Tripwire, System Security, McAfee. Entering ManTech's 50th year, we hold the distinct honor of...
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          Claims Construction Specialist - Saskatchewan Government Insurance - Saskatoon, SK      Comment   Translate Page      
Reviews building codes and bylaws (National Building Code of Canada, city building bylaws and other codes and bylaws governing building construction) to... $69,708 - $89,892 a year
From Saskatchewan Government Insurance - Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:09:49 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          AI/ML Solutions Architect - Global Life Sciences - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - Seattle, WA      Comment   Translate Page      
High level of comfort communicating effectively across internal and external organizations. Develop and support an AWS internal community of AI related subject...
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          Senior Software Engineer - Java/Scala - Capital One - Tysons Corner, VA      Comment   Translate Page      
Java Ecosystem (Spring Boot, Maven, Tomcat etc.), AWS (S3, ECS etc.), Angular, JUnit, Jasmine, Karma, Microservices, Machine Learning, Streaming....
From Capital One - Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:04:08 GMT - View all Tysons Corner, VA jobs
          Lead Software Engineer - Java - Capital One - Tysons Corner, VA      Comment   Translate Page      
Java Ecosystem (Spring Boot, Maven, Tomcat etc.), AWS (S3, ECS etc.), Angular, JUnit, Jasmine, Karma, Microservices, Machine Learning, Streaming....
From Capital One - Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:03:17 GMT - View all Tysons Corner, VA jobs
          Senior Software Engineer - Java - Capital One - Tysons Corner, VA      Comment   Translate Page      
Java Ecosystem (Spring Boot, Maven, Tomcat etc.), API Gateway, AWS (S3, ECS etc.), Angular, JUnit, Jasmine, Karma, Microservices, Machine Learning, Kafka,...
From Capital One - Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:03:17 GMT - View all Tysons Corner, VA jobs
          Sr. AI/ML Solutions Architect - Global Life Sciences - Amazon Web Services, Inc. - New York, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
High level of comfort communicating effectively across internal and external organizations. Develop and support an AWS internal community of AI related subject...
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          通过商标保护商业创新      Comment   Translate Page      
This course provides learners with an understanding of how trademark laws can be used to protect business innovation using a combination of lectures and case examples for discussion.
          ‘World’s deadliest bird’ kills owner after fall      Comment   Translate Page      
Cassowaries have large claws on each foot, and can grow up to 6ft in height.
          Citing ‘anti-business environment,’ United Riverhead Terminal withdraws biofuel proposal      Comment   Translate Page      

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          Apple FanBoys Are Ready to Revolt      Comment   Translate Page      

Originally posted on: http://blog.geekypedia.net/archive/2007/09/21/Apple-FanBoys-Are-Ready-to-Revolt.aspx

From Customers Ask: Is Apple Going Rotten?

Five big complaints are stirring up against the "Golden God's" great product line.

  1. Of course the $200 iPhone price drop.
  2. Video accessories no longer work on the new models.
  3. You have to re-purchase all your games.
  4. Touch screen is flawed, and they knew it.
  5. Pay a second time for ring-tones.
But over the past two weeks, Apple's fans have been grumbling that the company they knew and loved is transforming into another Microsoft, making short-sighted, anti-consumer decisions and carelessly releasing products with user experience-diminishing problems.

First, hey screw you on the shot at Microsoft, this is about Apple sucking.

Second, Apple has ALWAYS BEEN THIS WAY!  Anti-consumer: They have never been your friend, they are a company trying to make the most money they can.  That's what companies do.  User Experience: If it looks good, that's what really matters.  Not that it works perfectly.

This time Apple just pushed a little too much too fast.  Notice four of the five are only about money.  Only the touch screen flaws are about product failure.  So where do you get the user experience complaint?  Apple has always charged more to live the Apple lifestyle.  It's a club, not a product.  Get used to it mainstreamers, it's the Apple way.  If you want them to change, speak with your wallet.


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          ‘World’s deadliest bird’ kills owner after fall      Comment   Translate Page      
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Why does it always happen to me?” we like to ask this question even after the tiniest mishaps and disappointments. But, it doesn’t happen to us only. Coffee spills and power shortages occur often. To remind us that the universe does not have its favorites, London-based artist Natalya Lobanova draws comics about universal everyday struggles we face, and she’s doing a darn good job, too.


“I’ve been making drawings and comics since 2010, but comics are the entirety of my work,” Natalya said. “I am also a painter, illustrator, and animator. For me, comics tend to be fun side projects I occasionally make. They are, however, the stuff people like best, because they’re the most relatable!”


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          A Trophy Hunter Paid $110K To Hunt An Endangered Goat In Pakistan      Comment   Translate Page      
A Trophy Hunter Paid $110K To Hunt An Endangered Goat In Pakistan

An American trophy hunter is currently receiving heat for a recent expedition to the northern Himalayan region of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan. Bryan Kinsel Harlan, from Texas, paid $110,000 to hunt and kill a rare mountain goat. In the photograph below, he proudly kneels beside the kill.


“It was an easy and close shot. I am pleased to take this trophy”, Mr. Harlan told the Pakistani press.


Harlan is the third American to visit Pakistan to kill a markhor goat. The wild animal is believed to be endangered. In 2011, there were just about 2,500 markhor goats in that region. Over the past years, the population has dwindled immensely, largely due to deforestation, military activities, local poaching, and unregulated trophy hunting.


The picture prompted outrage on social media. People are mainly angered by the lack of laws banning or regulating hunting. Despite the fierce backlash, Harlan remains proud of his adventure.




The video of Harlan’s hunting expedition depicts him climbing a cliff. He then shoots a male markhor which was sitting next to a young goat.


In the next footage, Harlan expressed his gratitude for being “welcomed with open arms.” He called Pakistan a safe destination for tourists and recommended it to American travelers.


Pakistan has allocated five sanctuaries in India for the rare mountain goats to roam freely and breed, to prevent the markhor goat from going extinct. Authorities in the country also allow hunters that have paid large amounts of money, to hunt markhor goats in the region. They say that the effort will protect the endangered species from potential extinction.


Reference: Truth Theory


          True Muslims seek harmony with everyone, regardless of religion or nationality: Muslim World League chief      Comment   Translate Page      
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JEDDAH: Extremist groups are active only in stagnant cultural and social environments, the head of the Muslim World League (MWL), Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, said.

In a Friday sermon, delivered at the Grand Mosque in Kazan, Tatarstan, Al-Issa said vigilant Muslims can defeat extremist propaganda.

Peace and harmony are the most important guarantors of stability and prosperity, he said.

Al-Issa said that true Muslims respect unity and the laws of the countries in which they live, seeking harmony with everyone, regardless of their religion or nationality.

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           Comment on It seems young adults are not as keen on socialism as some might fear by Niall Kilmartin       Comment   Translate Page      
<blockquote>it’s understandable (albeit incorrect) for someone to go “ah, fuck it. We’ve tried explaining, we’ve tried the easy way. Screw it, make it illegal and be done with it." (neonsnake, April 12, 2019 at 12:40 pm)</blockquote> So, how to use the information of Guido's poll to attack this idea when you meet it? The logic neonsake describes here was mocked by Sir Humphrey Appleby, of all people. :-) "Something must be done. A law is something, so we must do it." Because (as Sir Humphrey did <i>not</i> go on to mock since he believes it) laws always have the effect they say and never have side effects. It is very understandable that a politician would say, "We have solved the problem" when they mean, "We talked a lot and then voted a law asserting the problem is now solved - talking and asserting is all we know how to do." And it is indeed very understandable that someone who thinks that (or who has never thought about whether) force - the force of law - can solve all problems, would credit the "degenerate, tricking shortcut" of force. I think one meaning of Guido's poll is that there is milage in attacking the faith of the young in the <i>means</i> of socialism. "Because when government says it will fix something, it gets fixed, right? Because Khan's knife ban ended knife crime, right? Because when the state regulates something, it gets better, right? And when the state runs it, it gets better still, right?"
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          California Is Trying to Turn College Health Centers Into Abortion Clinics with Taxpayer Dollars (Again)       Comment   Translate Page      

Last week, the California State Senate Health Committee approved in a 7-3 vote Senate Bill 24, known as the “College Student Right to Access Act.” This bill would amend the state’s public health code to require student health care clinics at all 34 California public colleges and universities to “offer abortion by medication techniques”—a.k.a “the abortion pill”—starting on January 1, 2023.

You may remember a similar bill (SB 320) that went forward last year, sponsored by the same senator, Connie Leyva (D-Chino). Thankfully, this was vetoed by then Democrat Governor Jerry Brown, who saw the mandate as “unnecessary” since “the services required by this bill are widely available off-campus.” In his veto statement he says that “according to a study supposed by supporters of this legislation, the average distance to abortion providers in campus communities varies from five to seven miles, not an unreasonable distance.”

The report he is referring to was commissioned by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), which is advocating in favor of the campus abortion mandate! But thankfully, a distance of five to seven miles was too short even for Governor Brown, and only showed how college campuses are targeted by the abortion industry.

SB 24 and last year’s SB 320 are virtually identical, with some changes in grant amounts and deadlines for implementation; other than that, they are the same in function. This means Sen. Leyva and other sponsors of the bill made no effort to fix the serious flaws with this type of mandate raised by both sides of the debate. Yes, even the universities themselves are apprehensive!

To bring this bill up for a second time without addressing its many serious flaws shows a reckless disregard for the 400,000 young women on these 34 public campuses.

In a previous blog, you can see what potential risks and liabilities would come with forcing colleges to dispense the abortion pill. Just two concerns (among many) about SB 24 are that this type of mandate once again has vague funding language and has no mention of support for women who choose not to abort and instead choose to parent the child.

Like the previously failed mandate, SB 24 claims it would only take effect after $10.2 million in private funds have been raised for the costs of equipment and “readiness” as the legislation states, but the language of the bill leaves open the possibility of taxpayer-funded abortion after 2023. It provides no safeguards to prohibit state funds or student fees from paying for the ongoing support of the program. Public funding of abortion is something we already know that a majority of Americans strongly oppose, yet SB 24 takes no precautions to prevent that.

In addition, this legislation offers no maternal assistance for women who choose not to abort! It just supports abortions. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that over a quarter of all undergraduate students are raising dependent children—yet no assistance is offered for them. Parenthood and education are compatible, and there are plenty of women who can prove that. To have a bill that purposefully goes out of its way to take away women’s children rather than help them raise their babies and continue their education is a slap in the face to “women’s empowerment” and grossly disregards the human dignity of the unborn.

Any abortion, no matter what stage of pregnancy it occurs at, is a life-changing experience. Even an early-stage chemical abortion can be quite traumatic. What makes chemical abortions unique from surgical abortions is that the mother will have to see and dispose of the remains of her aborted child. It is more than obvious that mental trauma would occur to a young woman who sees her abortion take place in her college dorm room or in a student health center bathroom. Is this really a good thing for a young college woman? I think not.

All in all, this type of bill could care less for women—it only cares about expanding the business of abortion.

Abortion proponents consider this mandate as model legislation for other states to follow, and California is vying to be the first state to implement it.

The California State Senate Health Committee passed the bill. It will now be referred to the State Senate’s Education Committee before going before the full Senate for a vote.

Sitting California governor Gavin Newsom has already insinuated his support for the bill, and this has given activists for SB 24 more optimism. However, it is still unknown how much support will actually come from the public universities themselves who remain apprehensive of the considerable liability that they would have to take on.

To take action on this reckless bill, you can contact California legislators on our action page.


          What if Abortion Laws Reflected the Actual Views of Americans?       Comment   Translate Page      

On Saturday I led a panel discussion on “Abortion Until Birth: What Happened in New York, What Almost Happened in Virginia, and What Lies Ahead in the Federal Courts.”

I was joined by Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Greg Schleppenbach of the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Secretariat, and Jeff Caruso of the Virginia Catholic Conference.

The following are excerpts of my introductory remarks.

***

One of the most celebrated phony arguments for a right to abortion is the Famous Violinist.

It’s a thought experiment, by a supposed moral philosopher (Judith Jarvis Thomson), and it goes like this:

Imagine you wake up in a hospital bed, and discover that your circulatory system has been connected up to the circulatory system of an unconscious famous violinist, lying beside you.

The violinist has a serious kidney infection, and a rare blood type—and you are the only match.

The hospital director comes in and says:

  • It was wrong for the Society of Music Lovers to kidnap you and place you in this difficult position.
  • But without the use of your kidneys, this man will die.
  • And, well, it’ll take 9 months for him to get well.

Are you morally obliged to make your kidneys available to this violinist for 9 months?

You’re supposed to conclude: no, you have the right to choose what happens in, and to, your body. You’re not obligated to put your body in service of another’s life, even that of a famous violinist.

The argument fails, of course. For many reasons. Chief among them is that mothers and children are natural allies, not enemies—not strangers on a hospital bed. 

But this is what modern abortion politics has done to our thinking.

The first American feminists never saw the child as the enemy. Elizabeth Cady Stanton said women had been treated as property; how degrading that we should treat our own children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.

What would they say about our abortion culture today?

According to the Guttmacher Institute, founded by Planned Parenthood, approximately 4 percent of abortions are done for the mother’s health. And 3 percent for “possible problems affecting the health of the [baby].”

Taken together, that’s 7 percent.

That means 93 percent of abortions are done on healthy women with healthy babies.

What are the reasons for these abortions?

Well, the women told Guttmacher they couldn’t afford a baby, they didn’t feel ready, they were having relationship problems. Or their husbands, or boyfriends, or parents wanted them to have the abortion.

There’s a pattern here, if you look for it. Of women who needed financial help, but no one gave it to them. Who needed emotional support, but no one provided it.

Of women who may have wanted the baby, but were surrounded by people who wanted the baby gone.

Feminists for Life says abortion is a reflection that we have failed to meet the needs of women—that: Women Deserve Better Than Abortion.  

They say the slogan “It’s my body, it’s my choice” has really become “it’s her problem.” The rest of us are off the hook.

The truth is, they know it’s a baby. And they’ve known it for a long time.

Even the Famous Violinist argument concedes there’s another person in the equation.

Planned Parenthood activist Amy Richards wrote an essay in the New York Times Magazine about being pregnant with triplets, and having two of her babies aborted.

After reciting a list of ways her life would change if she were to have triplets, she concluded, with a final lament, that she would have to “start shopping only at Costco and buying big jars of mayonnaise.”

She recounted how Peter, her boyfriend, stared at the sonogram screen and said, “There are three heartbeats, and we’re about to make two disappear.”

If you’re a Planned Parenthood activist, why tell your story this way? Why the heartbeats? Why the mayonnaise?

Very clearly, she’s telling us that she knows they’re really babies.

But she’s also clearly telling us that she doesn’t have to have a good reason to abort them—she can, just because she wants to.

And legally speaking, she’s quite right.

Forty-six years ago, the Supreme Court took abortion policy-making out of the hands of the people, and made abortion-until-birth a constitutional right.

Roe v. Wade made abortion legal before but also after viability, until birth, for “health” reasons.

And then Doe v. Bolton, defined “health” as “all factors”—“physical, emotional, psychological, familial, [or] the woman’s age.”

That’s why pro-lifers speak of “abortion on demand.” That’s why Amy Richards speaks of big jars of mayonnaise.

Most people have no idea how extreme U.S. abortion law is.

If American law on abortion reflected Americans’ views on abortion, the law would look very different.

And that’s exactly what politicians in New York were afraid of: That the people would get to have a say, again, on abortion policy.


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          I Smell False Latine      Comment   Translate Page      
Megan McArdle, "Irish cultural pride gives this cosmopolitan second thoughts," Washington Post (April 12, 2019):
For one thing, if we want to keep more than colorful costumes and a few place-names, the affirmative kind of groupishness will be doing the main work of preserving the cultural and linguistic diversity we're all supposedly celebrating. And for another, that sort of groupishness is much more common than homo liberalus, that rootless cultural and intellectual polyamorist whom political scientist Patrick Deneen has dubbed the "self-made and self-making."

Indeed, I question whether homo liberalus exists at all, or can, this self-creating self-sprung full-blown from the head of John Stuart Mill on the day before yesterday. True self-authorship seems no more possible than the perpetual motion machine; the greatest engine in the world still draws its motive power from outside.
I, too, "question whether homo liberalus exists at all," because there is no such Latin word as liberalus. It should be liberalis.
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As the election draws closer, The General Elections Commission (KPU) has announced the breakdown of the official wealth reports (LHKPN) of presidential candidates Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto, along with their running mates, Sandiaga Uno and Ma’ruf Amin, on their official website. KPU chairman, Arief Budiman, revealed that Joko Widodo’s total wealth stands at Rp50 billion. “Jokowi’s total wealth is Rp50,248,349,788 up to 14th August 2018,” he confirmed. Jokowi’s running mate, Muslim cleric Ma’ruf Amin, has a net worth of approximately Rp11 billion. Arief also noted that Jokowi’s rival, former army general Prabowo Subianto, has a net worth of Rp1.9 trillion. “Prabowo’s net worth up to 9th August 2018 is Rp1,952,013,493,659,” he added. Prabowo’s running mate, Sandiaga Uno, has a total wealth of over Rp 5 trillion – the richest out of all the presidential and vice-presidential candidates running in the 2019 election. According to the KPU website, Sandiaga’s total wealth amounts to Rp5,099,960,524,965. The wealthy businessman is known to be one of the largest shareholders of PT. Saratoga Investama Sedaya, Tbk, private equity company. Sandiaga is known to have traded Saratoga’s shares a few times over the last few months to fund his campaigns. The latest transaction was made yesterday, 12th April, which added Rp71.2 billion to his wealth. Source: Tempo Image: Merdeka See: Prabowo Rallies Supporters in Jokowi’s hometown of Solo, Claims on Holy Mission to Save Indonesia

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Two Japanese generals, both executed for war crimes, both because of events which occurred in the Philippines during World War II. Gen Yamashita, also known as the "Tiger of Malaya," was executed by hanging. Lt Gen Honma*, also known as "The Beast of Bataan," was executed by firing squad. In both cases, an argument can be made that they were prosecuted for defeating Allied generals, not for war crimes.

There are many things which happen in war which can have the appearance, to someone unfamiliar with war, of a crime. Let's say for instance that a machine gun crew has kept an enemy platoon pinned down for what may seem like hours, but in reality may only be minutes. While keeping that enemy unit in place the machine gun crew has inflicted a number of casualties, both killed and wounded, upon that unit.

The machine gun crew notices that they are running low on ammunition, they also know that they have nowhere to run. So when the ammunition is gone, they surrender. Rather I should say that they attempt to surrender. Tentatively they stand up at their position, hands in the air. The enemy unit, frustrated, tired, and understandably angry, open fire on the machine gun crew, killing them all.**

War crime?

The commander of a large unit cannot know every single detail of what the units under his command are doing. If the unit is well-trained and well-led, there is still a remote possibility of those troops committing war crimes. But what is a war crime?

One of the better definitions I've seen is:
A war crime is a violation of the laws of war. The legal understanding of war crimes has been codified in several multilateral treaties, most notably the Geneva Conventions. More recently, the most comprehensive legal statement on war crimes was the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. (Source)
A commander is, by law and by practice, responsible for the conduct and actions of the forces under his/her command. But how high does that responsibility go? Who gets to decide what is criminal and what is not?

Of the many war crimes committed by the Germans in the European Theater of Operations, many Germans were tried, convicted, executed or imprisoned. Many were not. Albert Speer lived to write his memoirs, Werner von Braun lived to assist the United States in putting men on the moon. Josef "Sepp" Dietrich, commander of the Sixth Panzer Army in the Ardennes, a number of units of which committed atrocities against American POWs and Belgian civilians, did do time in prison. Joachim Peiper, commander of a Kampfgruppe in the Sixth Panzer Army, whose unit perpetrated the Malmedy Massacre, also did time in prison.

Some were executed for their crimes, some were not.

Units under the command of Generals Yamashita and Honma did indeed commit appalling crimes against Allied POWs and Filipino civilians. Both men were tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. Why them and not certain Nazi officers?

Why was Surgeon General Ishii Shirō, a Japanese army medical officer, microbiologist and director of Unit 731, a biological warfare unit of the Imperial Japanese Army involved in forced and frequently lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War not prosecuted and executed?
Arrested by the US occupation authorities at the end of World War II, Ishii and other Unit 731 leaders were to be thoroughly interrogated by the Soviet authorities. Instead, Ishii and his team managed to negotiate and receive immunity in 1946 from war-crimes prosecution before the Tokyo tribunal in exchange for their full disclosure of germ warfare data based on human experimentation. Although the Soviet authorities wished the prosecutions to take place, the United States objected after the reports of the investigating US microbiologists. Among these was Dr. Edwin Hill (Chief of Fort Detrick), whose report stated that the information was "absolutely invaluable", it "could never have been obtained in the United States because of scruples attached to experiments on humans", and "the information was obtained fairly cheaply". On 6 May 1947, Douglas MacArthur wrote to Washington that "additional data, possibly some statements from Ishii probably can be obtained by informing Japanese involved that information will be retained in intelligence channels and will not be employed as 'War Crimes' evidence." The deal was concluded in 1948. In this way Ishii was never prosecuted for any war crimes. (Source)
A war crime is a crime, regardless of the war criminal's usefulness to the victors. Otherwise, prosecution for war crimes is simply a vindictive exercise by the victorious power meant to punish the defeated. Consistency is important, otherwise the wrong message is sent.
Tomoyuki Yamashita (sic) was a Japanese general of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Yamashita led Japanese forces during the invasion of Malaya and Battle of Singapore, with his accomplishment of conquering Malaya and Singapore in 70 days earning him the sobriquet The Tiger of Malaya and led to the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, calling the ignominious fall of Singapore to Japan the "worst disaster" and "largest capitulation" in British military history. Yamashita was assigned to defend the Philippines from the advancing Allied forces later in the war, and while unable to stop the Allied advance, he was able to hold on to part of Luzon until after the formal Surrender of Japan in August 1945.

After the war, Yamashita was tried for war crimes committed by troops under his command during the Japanese defense of the occupied Philippines in 1944. In a controversial trial, Yamashita was found guilty of his troops' atrocities even though there was no evidence that he approved or even knew of them, and indeed many of the atrocities were committed by troops not actually under his command. Yamashita was sentenced to death and executed by hanging in 1946. The ruling against Yamashita – holding the commander responsible for subordinates' war crimes as long as the commander did not attempt to discover and stop them from occurring – came to be known as the Yamashita standard. (Source)

Masaharu Homma (sic) was a lieutenant general in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Homma commanded the Japanese 14th Army, which invaded the Philippines and perpetrated the Bataan Death March. After the war, Homma was convicted of war crimes relating to the actions of troops under his direct command and executed by firing squad on April 3, 1946.

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Historian Kevin C Murphy argues that while it is not clear whether Homma ordered the atrocities that occurred during the march, Homma's lack of administrative expertise and his inability to adequately delegate authority and control his men helped to enable the atrocities. After American–Filipino forces surrendered the Bataan Peninsula, Homma turned the logistics of handling the estimated 25,000 prisoners to Major-General Yoshitake Kawane (sic). Homma publicly stated that the POWs would be treated fairly. A plan was formulated, approved by Homma, to transport and march the prisoners to Camp O'Donnell. However, the plan was severely flawed, as the American and Filipino POWs were starving, were weak with malaria, and numbered not 25,000 but 76,000 men, far more than any Japanese plan had anticipated. (Source)

What say you?




Sources:
  1. https://www.americanheritage.com/trial-general-homma
  2. http://japanesemonarchist.blogspot.com/2013/12/general-homma-masaharu.html
  3. http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/H/o/Homma_Masaharu.htm
  4. http://japanesemonarchist.blogspot.com/2013/08/general-yamashita-tomoyuki.html
  5. http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/Y/a/Yamashita_Tomoyuki.htm
  6. https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/war_crime
  7. https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a209673.pdf

* The general's name, 本間, has typically been transliterated in history as "Homma." The name is also transliterated as "Honma." As pronounced in Japanese it sounds closer to the latter. So I use that form here.
** A story related to me by my uncle, who served in World War II in the infantry, in the ETO.
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ColoComment -- That sunset provision is good. The need for regular renewal of laws against murder, theft, etc would take up a bunch of law-makers time, and reduce their ability to dream up new intrusions on liberty. It might also be good to require that any law has to be read in full to the entire Chamber, with any member who skips out on listening to part of the reading being ineligible to vote on that law. Congress would still be listening to that thousand page Obamacare law! No electronic voting either. Every representative would have to sign his name to the official final copy of the law -- time consuming? Yes, that is the point. There are many steps which could be taken to restore common sense. Perhaps it would be wise to require 60% vote to impose a new law, but only a 40% vote to repeal any law. Give power back to the States by requiring that any law passed by Congress requires concurrence from 2/3 of the States before it goes to the President for approval. Eliminate regulations imposed by unelected agencies -- citizens should be bound only by laws passed by democratically-accountable elected representatives. As for judges -- legislating from the Bench really should in all seriousness be treated as treason; tyranny by Judges is still tyranny. But I know I am dreaming. The only way the Political Class will give up power now is if it is pried from their cold dead fingers.
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Gavin, flogging is good. A day or week in the stocks for a culprit to enjoy public humiliation might also serve well. I suspect that, given the typical overwhelming pride and arrogance of that group, extended humiliation might be more feared by such than temporary infliction of pain. Also, infliction of pain might be deemed unconstitutional under "cruel and unusual," where mere humiliation might not. Dunno 'bout that: lawyers might have to weigh in, eh? I would add one item to that amendment: all laws passed by Congress, and any regulations promulgated pursuant to such laws, shall expire ("sunset"), and shall have no further force or effect, on the "xx"th anniversary of the date of passage, unless renewed inclusive of the same termination provisions by recorded vote(s) taken within 12 months prior to the expiration date, and the vote required for passage of renewal shall be identical to that required for the original legislation. I'm sure the lawyers could tidy and tighten that up nicely, but I believe the gist is there?
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This might be a special case of the more general Constitutional Amendment I would like to see put into effect: 1. All laws passed by Congress, and any regulations based on those laws, apply with full force to Members of Congress. 2. The penalty for a Member of Congress who breaks any law or regulation is [much more severe than applies to any non-elected citizen; I favor public flogging, even for jay-walking, but am open to other suggestions]. 3. If any law passed by Congress, or regulation based on such law, is found to conflict in any way with any pre-existing law or regulation, the Members of Congress who voted for that law will be immediately removed from office, be permanently barred from all elected offices, and will be [severely punished - public flogging seems appropriate, but other suggestions are welcome].
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