Political Chaos in Venezuela & The Rise of a Cocoa Cartel | The Daily Show


You may remember that Venezuela
is a country in chaos right now. The economy has crashed,
people can’t afford food, and two men both claim
to be the rightful leader– President Nicolás Maduro and the head of the Venezuelan
congress, Juan Guaidó. And over the weekend,
there was an awkward moment when Guaidó showed up
at the office and found that Maduro
had changed the locks. WOMAN: There was chaos
outside Venezuela’s opposition-controlled
National Assembly. Security forces blocked
opposition leader Juan Guaidó from presiding over
a special session of congress to elect a leader. At one point yesterday,
Guaidó tried to climb a fence, but was prevented
from entering. Guaidó has been recognized
as Venezuela’s head by more than 50 nations,
including the U.S. Opposition leaders blamed
President Nicolás Maduro for the move to try
and oust Guaidó. Goddamn! What is going on
in Venezuela? It’s like
Southern America Ninja Warrior. What is that? Politicians are trying to climb
over the fence just to vote. That would never happen
in America. Can you imagine Mitch McConnell
climbing a fence to try to get into Congress? Although he probably
wouldn’t climb. He would just try and ooze
through the bars. (laughter) He’d just be like, “Yeah,
I’m-I’m mostly skin. Yeah. Mm. Yeah.” Seriously, I’m very impressed
by Guaidó, because there’s no vote
that would be important enough for me to try and jump a fence that had all of
those sharp points on top of it. I’d be like, “Uh, is this a vote “to replace my testicles
for free? Uh, then, no,
I’m gonna wait outside.” I bet there was one politician
inside the building who was like, “I wonder
which way Guaidó’s gonna vote, “because right now, he seems
to be on the fence! “Get it? Get it? Just me? Okay.” (applause and cheering) All right, and finally… if you love chocolate,
first of all, congratulations on being basic,
and, second, prepare to pay up. The top two cocoa producers
in the world– this is front page news
in the Wall Street Journal– have decided to join forces
and form a cocoa cartel. Ivory Coast and Ghana, combined, produce about two-thirds
of the world’s cocoa supply. MAN 2:
Wow. MAN: And they are banding
together to raise prices. So you can expect the cost of
candy bars, ice cream and cake to go up about 16%. Premium cocoa prices are due
to take effect in October. This is
a super interesting story, ’cause on the one hand,
you think of chocolate bars… -Yeah. -…and you think,
like, Willy Wonka, -and, like, everyone’s having
fun. -Right. -Yes. -Nah.
-And the golden ticket, yes. All right, this is big. Two of the world’s biggest
cocoa producers have teamed up to form the cocoa cartel, which also happens
to be my stripper name. (laughter) Don’t forget.
Tickets are still available for the show at the Man Cave
next Tuesday. The DJ doesn’t come in
that early, so I need you guys to hum
Britney Spears while I dance. (laughter) But for real, but for real,
it’s a cocoa cartel. It’s a real thing.
Sounds like a lot of fun. ‘Cause now I’m imagining,
like, cocoa dealers opening briefcases
of cocoa powder. Like, “This better be pure.” And just like, “Mmm! Mr. Toblerone
will be very pleased.” (laughter) It’s also funny how,
when the news anchor said, “Most people think of chocolate,
they think of Willy Wonka.” Who? Who thinks that? ‘Cause you realize Africa makes
75% of the world’s cocoa, right? So if Charlie got
a golden ticket in real life, they would ship him to Ghana
to meet the real Willy Wonka. -Yeah, that’s who that would be.
-(applause) That would be
the real Willy Wonka. (applause and cheering) That movie would be completely
different if it was real life. Charlie would be there
in the factory. Willy Wonka would be like,
“Now, Charlie, look at me. “Look at me, Charlie. “You are the captain now, okay? “That fat German kid
had to die, Charlie, “because you are the best. “So if anyone comes,
you tell them you are running everything here,
all right?”

Top diplomats of S. Korea, Japan meet ahead of Moon-Abe summit


and the top diplomats of South Korea and
Japan agreed earlier today on the need for a successful bilateral summit
between their leaders this afternoon in Chengdu Seoul’s foreign minister kang
jung-ho and her Japanese counterpart Toshi Mitsui Motegi met this morning to
coordinate the summit agenda they also exchanged views on matters of mutual
interest to their countries including trade and wartime history Seoul’s
foreign ministry welcome Japan’s partial lifting of export restrictions on one of
the three materials that it had decided to limit and called for the lifting of
all the controls on the issue of wartime forced labor Kang said Seoul’s Supreme
Court ruling ordering Japanese companies to compensate South Korean victims is
not a violation of international law aside from the thorny issues the
diplomats agreed on the need for close cooperation along with the u.s. in order
to achieve complete denuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula

Scottish leader to push ahead with independence referendum


Scotland’s nationalist leader Nicola
Sturgeon says she will push ahead with plans to break away from the UK Sturgeon
sets Thursday that she will consider all reasonable options if British Prime
Minister Bruce Johnson tries to stop her holding a second referendum on Scottish
independence currently a referendum cannot take place without constant from
the UK government without getting into the details she signals she did not
expect to a call catalonia style referendum meaning one organised without
the UK government’s constant in a 2014 referendum Scotland rejected
independence in a 55 to 45 percent vote

Palmistry Politician Nitin Gadkari { Minister Business Man }


Palmistry reading of a politician nitin gadkari and a very successful politician who has been the head of
bjp party and now Union Minister and the Indian government see we know we are
trying to read hence people ask if I’ve got a M or Y or any such thing in our
palm but this is not the right question the right question should be for success
do we have the right temporal encourage are we a warrior willpower and reasoning is good or not
vitality stamina love all these things are seen for success and many more
things so if we see these signs these these
qualities in us being a good orator a person who has got technical skills
scientific skills these these things basically make a person more successful
and it’s a misconception that complicated hands are much better than
simpler hands to have a simple hand is much better than having a complicated
hand simple hands gives much more success compared to complicated hence in
this particular hand what we see is that the heart line is starting straight under
the finger of Saturn Saturn is the mount for Saturn is the amount of material
materialism wisdom and it makes a person moved words I wants more and more of
more and more of possessions and and and money and this thing this if when the
line starts under the amount of Saturn it also brings in soberness wisdom super
straight gloom and but it it also is a sign of
person who is very responsible furniture these people are very responsible and
they do take care of the people they care about it could be just a family
themselves purely themselves they become selfish if their if it’s a wider circle
is drawn if they are responsible towards family or joint family or maybe a city
or country whatever or the world towards them these people if they are these
people are more responsible compared to these other people so Saturn brings in
more of responsibility to once nature and the heart line appears to be very
distinct and clear sir so the person is Stressless by deep and clear what we
mean is that the line doesn’t should not be broad or shouldn’t have too many
branches over it if they’re too many branches then there would be too many
attachments in life and attachments creates stress so he doesn’t have all
these the other very important sign for success is that his head this is the
head and this is a lifeline there they are tied up together for a very long
duration of time you see out here and this thing the duration of this head and
lifeline together is much longer it makes a person very hardworking by
nature this particular thing brings much more of hardwork these people might miss
out on opportunities but at the same time these people are consistent and
these people basically they rise up to high position or gain more money after
certain age like let’s say some some people succeed after the age of 35 and
some people could succeed after the age of 44 that’s the approximate age we see
for success in this particular hand so these people could be slow-moving shy or
these qualities when you see him in real life you might
you might say that he’s done but this is what the De Palma Street the palm
reading tells us he could be shy in the early period but over a period of time
due to his consistency and hard work he has been able to overcome that
particular quality now we see this align in the left hand right hand is the hand
to refer to but because we are we could we don’t see a very clear cell line and
the quality of the image is not so good so we are we don’t we are not able to
make out a line is starting before it crosses the head line so the line starts
um somewhere at the age of 32 that’s when that’s when he got some name and
fame and it crosses the head and this is the headline it crosses and stops so it
stops somewhere at the age of at the age of around around 30 39 or so and then
new line develops and this line continues to the last last last frame so
the new line starts somewhere around at the age of 44 and there’s much more
strength to it so a deep and clear cell line is always better than a dim at the
very dim and feeble kind of us and I know very kind of a cell line so a
strong son line basically gives strength to our work and a week’s and line
basically brings in weakness to a work and we do find here that this is the
life life length there’s a supporting life line as well supporting life line
makes a person of warrior and the person fights against odds and it’s a it’s
itself basically a good sign if one has got a supporting life line and nobody
can like fight against them and if they try to pin them down then there wouldn’t
be be able to be successful out here we also see there’s a this is a life line
and there’s an upward moving line over the amount of Jupiter this particular
line we whenever we see a distinct and clear
upward line of one on the first finger upward line it means that the person
would rise up to high position this is the area of leadership ambition religion
honor all these things coming to this particular person it could these people
could rise up to be police officers or army officers or administrative heads of
a company or politicians or religious heads it could be in anywhere we are not
very sure that he has this upward line because the image quality is not so good
so I’m not very sure about it some people do not have this particular line
and still they rise up to high positions so so it’s better to have this
particular line but even if you don’t have still I’ve seen many people who
rise up to high position in politics or business or religious heads so so one
last thing I have wanted to add was he is the Transport Minister and we find
that his money line is starting from the amount of moon mountain whenever the
line starts from the amount of moon moon is basically for a person who gains
through who gains through service industry or trading activity this is
also the area of travel this is also the area where a person gains from
import-export so there could be many areas this could also mean benefits
coming to him after marriage or or after having a girl child or whatever his
mother suggested him to do if he did he it would bring him bring him more gains
so I’ve just given you a simple idea about his palm reading not necessarily I
might be true but but his what we see in a hand is simplicity
if the hand is simple it it is surely going to attract more people towards
them and bring in more result the structure of the hand is also good
Davina’s the amount of moon appear to be good so a good structure at hand and the
bone structure is nice and firm and the skin padding is also good so it
automatically brings in much more richness to this particular person and
that’s it for this particular reading thank you all for watching if you like
the video click on the like button and do subscribe thanks again for watching

Renovate: Under The Roof With An Intrepid Leader


♪♪>>Well, God, we’re here, in the midst of worship. A few minutes left for Holy Scripture. Speak to us. Don’t let us be the same, for what you say, deep within us. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen. Once upon a time, there was a Jew. And when his eager parents gazed into that tiny little face, they named him “the Lord comforts.” A rather appropriate name to give to a little Jewish boy born in exile — “God comforts.” And God surely knows that Jews, young and aged, then and today, have needed his comfort again and again and again. [ Clicks tongue ] The massacre on Sabbath day, seven days — who could forget? The whole nation is still remembering. At this very time when we were in worship, a week ago, on the Sabbath day, a massacre in the Temple of Life — Tree of Life temple — that was it… The name is such an irony, by the way. 11 worshipers go to their refuge in the Tree of Life, and it becomes a place of death. They’re gone. Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, America. America. That tragedy is a painful reminder that the Jews, as a people, have suffered at the hands of dark and cruel hatred for millennia. Comfort? Are you kidding? How do you comfort a people who were maligned and murdered simply for their biological, spiritual heritage? Go figure. In fact, Pastor Rodlie crafted a letter. We sent it to the leaders of that synagogue in St. Joseph, in Benton Harbor. And just yesterday, I got a letter back from an attorney in St. Joseph. “Dear Pastor Nelson, It was good to receive and read your thoughts in the letter sent earlier this week to Temple B’Nai Shalom. You’re absolutely right when you point out that an attack on one faith is an attack on all faiths.” And he signs it. [ Chuckles ] That we, as Seventh-Day Adventists, are fellow Sabbatarians with our Jewish friends and neighbors, has created a most unusual bond between two people groups. I mean, here we are, all of us, Adventists and Jew alike, knowing that the countercultural contradistinction that we have to live with, in a society that values conformity to the majority, which in this case, is worship on Sunday. Worship on Saturday? Who would possibly worship on the Bible Sabbath? Nobody does that anymore… except the Jews and the Seventh-Day Adventists. There is a bond that we must nurture as a faith community. And so I hope you’ll be able to go a little later in the evening than we had thought. It’s moved back to 8:00, Monday evening. It’s to be a part of that interfaith worshiping together. Why not? “By the rivers of Babylon,” the Psalm laments, “there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.” He was born in Babylon as an exile. And for — for a Sabbatarian today, guess what? The truth is, Babylon will rise one more time for Sabbatarians. One more time. The bond will deepen. So, this Jewish Sabbatarian stands in front of his king, his employer, as the story picks up. Open your Bible, please, to the little Book of Nehemiah. You got to go back past the Psalms, going back to Genesis. A little past the Psalms. Nehemiah. You didn’t bring a Bible, grab the pew Bible in front of you. It’s page 330 in the pew Bible. Nehemiah 2. Nehemiah. His name means, “the Lord Yahweh comforts.” And, oh, my, is comfort the order of the day today here in chapter 2. Nehemiah 2:1 — and, “In the month of Nisan, in the 20th year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine –” The last line of chapter 1 says, “I was cupbearer to the king” — about the third highest position in the government. It’s a sacred position. “I took the wine and I gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before, so the king asked me, ‘Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This must be nothing but sadness of the heart.’ And I was very much afraid, but I said to the king, ‘May the king live forever! Why should my face not look sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gate have been destroyed by fire?'” How could his heart not weep? He’s never lived in that city in his life, but he was told, from father to son, to father to son, to father to son, that that city is his city. And it lies crumbled. 90 years older, a little intrepid band led by Haggai — we were with Haggai last week, weren’t we? — they went to that city. They started to erect the temple, as the Jews call their worship places. But for some inexplicable reason, nobody has touched the walls, much to the delight of the enemies who live around them. Everybody knows that more than an army — more than a strong army — what a city needs are strong walls. You have to have the walls. Why wouldn’t his heart break? Ah, verse 3 again. “But I said to the king, ‘May the king live forever! Why should my face not look sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?’ And the king said to me, ‘Yo, what is it you want?’ Then I prayed to the God of Heaven.” Wshooh. Talking about split second. That’s it. You know, I never realized this before. You know, two months ago, one of the fathers of our students here at Andrews University gave me a book. He said, “Hey, listen. I wrote this book. It’s on Nehemiah. It’s on the leadership principles of Nehemiah.” So, he gave the book to me two months ago. I read the book. You know what? I never knew this. I never knew that prayer is such a book deal in the Book of Nehemiah. It opens with Nehemiah praying, the book closes with Nehemiah praying, and in between, he’s praying all the time. In fact, in chapter 1, you know what’s happening in 1? He’s fasting and praying. The entire chapter long, he’s fasting and praying, which reminds me to remind you about your Board of Elders and Bryan and Becky von Dorpowski’s decision to designate the first Tuesday of every month, beginning in three days, as a day of prayer and fasting in the Pioneer Memorial Church. [ Chuckles ] You can’t believe this, but at the same time the Board of Elders was making that decision, unbeknownst to her, the president of our university, Andrea Luxton, is thinking to herself, “We need a day of fasting and prayer around here.” Talking about the synchronicity of the Holy Spirit. Boom. And so she just sent a letter out, on Thursday, to all faculty, all staff, and all the student body, saying, “Starting this Tuesday, for a year, the first Tuesdays will be days of prayer and fasting.” The Board of Elders has sent out a memo to all the elders, “Hey, guys, don’t forget, it’s this Tuesday.” Wow. Nehemiah was a man of prayer. By the way, there are 406 verses in his little book. 46 of those verses are dealing with him praying. 11% of the history this leader recounts is about him praying. He was always praying. I’m quoting Gladwin Matthews now. “This is the strongest characteristic of Nehemiah, evident in the book that bears his name.” And Artaxerxes, whose temper could be volatile, hears this sad-faced Jew telling him, “Why shouldn’t I be weeping?” And instinctively, apparently, when you fast and pray, the seriousness of your intent is taken by Heaven, and Heaven responds in the most appropriate way to your passion, revealed in prayer. Why would the king — The first words out of the king’s mouth, “So, what do you want me to do about it? What do you need?” A shout put in. Wshooh-chooh. Open mouth. And he starts speaking. Where is this? Let me read verse 4 again. “And the king said to me, ‘What is it you want?’ Then I prayed to the God of Heaven, and –” here it comes now — “and I answered the king, ‘If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in his sight, let him send me to the city in Judah where my ancestors are buried so that I can rebuild it.'” The rest of the book is the supernatural answer to the day of fasting and prayer of a little Jew in a faraway kingdom called Medo-Persia at the time. And, oh, by the way, [Chuckles] not only — not only does Nehemiah receive permission to leave, he goes on to say, “Okay, but I also need money, I need soldiers, I need access to the royal forest for lumber, and of course, your permission to leave your employ here for a while.” Not only does Nehemiah get all he asks for, but the king says, “Guess what? You’re the new governor of that province. And I’m gonna send a cavalry of officers with you to protect you the whole time.” Wow. God says, “Why don’t you ask me? Why don’t you ask me for help?” [ Snaps fingers ] He gets it. On the heels of a Tuesday, maybe. Maybe he was praying on a Tuesday. I don’t know. Nehemiah arrives Doesn’t tell anybody what he’s doing. The middle of the night, gets a reconnoitering team together, and they begin to examine, inspect the collapsed walls. “I can’t believe it, I can’t believe it, I can’t believe it.” Next morning, he summons the entire band of remnant exiles. And I want you to read this. Just turn the page to — this is chapter 2 — Drop down to verse 17. He gathers the group together. “Then I said to them –” verse 17 — “‘You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let’s rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, that we will no longer be in disgrace.’ And then I also told them –” verse 18 — “about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said to me.” And I love the way the people respond. “They replied, ‘Let us start rebuilding.'” The New King James reads, “‘Let’s rise up right now and do the work.’ And so they began this good work.” Isn’t that something? [ Chuckles ] “We’re with you. Come on, come on, let’s go.” But you know what? Pull off a renovation project like that, you’re bound to get somebody ticked. Just somebody’s gonna be ticked. And they were. Watch this. The enemy — verse 19. “But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official and Geshem the Arab, when they heard about it, they mocked and ridiculed us. ‘What is this you are doing?’ they asked. ‘Are you rebelling against the king?’ And I answered them –” verse 20 — “I answered them by saying, ‘The God of Heaven will give us success.'” Can I hear an “amen” to that?>>Amen.>>The God of Heaven, in this renovation project, “will give us success.”>>Amen.>>”‘The God of Heaven will give us success, and we His servants will start rebuilding, but as for you, enemies, you have no share in Jerusalem or any claim or historic right to it.'” My, my, my, my, my. “The God of Heaven.” Yes, can do because He can do. He’ll give us success — all the success we need. And so here’s what Nehemiah does. He institutes the buddy system — two by two by two by two by two. “Okay, you’re holding the sword, you’re holding the shovel. Let’s go! Start digging.” Why? Because of the threat of the enemy to attack. One guy standing there with a sword, just in case. The other has the shovel. Half a day goes by, they switch. Now I have the sword and you have the shovel. Night and day. And get this. In 52 days, they rebuilt the entire walls of Jerusalem. I mean, can you believe that? Wow. Well, just turn a few pages. You got to see this for yourself. This is chapter 6 now. Drop down to verse 15. Chapter 6, verse 15 — “So the wall was completed on the 25th of Elul, in 52 days.” Unheard-of. We’re gonna take 12 weeks. A little more than 52 days. But they worked night and day. Oh, but keep reading, verse 16. “And when all of our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and they lost their self-confidence because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.” Would you put those two lines on the screen, please? Can you believe that? Here’s out takeaway from the Book of Nehemiah. “The God of Heaven will give us success!” “And they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.” “God, you got to help us. We cannot do this alone.” And last week, God, in response to that, through Haggai — you remember? — he said, “Hey, by the way, yo, the silver is mine and the gold is mine.” In other words, don’t you worry about resources. I have you covered. I’ll make sure this renovate project is completed to my glory.” And then, today, through Nehemiah, what does he say to us? “Hey, I’m gonna give you the success. You will do it with the help of God,” which simply means, “Don’t worry about the resources. I have everything you need to finish this project for My house. You’re not doing this for you. You’re doing this for Me.” My, so, seize the moment. That’s what Nehemiah did. Wshooh. Prayer to Heaven. “We’re going,” and he went. And the rest is history. Wow. Now, I realize — come on — I’m not reading your mind, but there are some people here who are saying this — “Yeah, do I… Cool. $2 million. Do you know what, boy? That is an awful lot of money. Jesus is coming soon. We should be spending the money to evangelize the world.” To which I reply, “Amen and amen.” I totally agree with you. I’m — I’m with you. Take a look at this little brochure. Did you see this brochure? They gave it — This is the last time you get this at the door again. Take a look at this beautiful brochure. This is the architect’s vision of the Building Committee’s planning that will result in a extreme makeover for the house of God on the campus of Andrews University. Take a look at this brochure for a moment. It’s okay. You can look at this in church. Just thumb through it. Maybe you’ve already thumbed through it. You know what this brochure is all about? This brochure is about Jesus coming soon and our mission to reach the world for Him now. That’s what this brochure is about. In fact, I’m gonna give you right now — and then I’ll sit down — I’m gonna give you four reasons why I agree with you. Four reasons why “Renovate Heart & House” is all about reaching our world for Jesus. Reason number 1 — I’ll put them on the screen for you. Reason number 1 — we need a dry home base from which to reach this world.>>Amen.>>Huh? I mean, you can’t have a leaking roof on your home base. The only water we want to see spilling on people in our Pioneer Memorial Church is the water of our baptistery. That’s it. Or maybe the daily baptism of the Holy Spirit. It’s like water. Somebody came to Dwight L. Moody, the great American evangelist, and they said, “Yo, Moody, are you filled with the Holy Spirit?” And he said, “Yep, but I leak.” [ Light laughter ] That’s the only kind of leaking allowed around here. We’re all agreed. [ Chuckling ] Come on. This is a no-brainer. We have to fix this roof to go to the world. That’s reason number 1. “Come on, give me number 2, Dwight.” Okay, reason number 2 — we need a dressed-up home base from which to reach the world. “What are you talking about there?” Let me explain. Pioneer — you didn’t know this — many of you don’t know this — but Pioneer was raised up by God, in the beginning, to go to the world electronically. It was the first — It was the first church around, through radio, going to the community every single week. And then — can you believe this? — you’re not gonna believe this — we, of all congregations, we get chosen. ABC television says, “Would you take our Christmas Eve service to the entire nation?” 24 years ago. And from this very place, with the most majestic music, that Andrews University is known to have, we went to the entire 50 states of America through ABC television. “A New Noel.” Some of you might be old enough to even remember that. And then, four years later, 20 years ago, the denomination came and said, “Hey, Pioneer Memorial Church, would you mind taking the everlasting Gospel of Jesus to the entire world, to 100 nations, in 40 languages? Would you be willing to do it?” And we said, “Well, we did this with ABC. Maybe God could help us do this.” And we said yes, and we did it. It was called “NET ’98.” You go to the North American website, and you’ll see a story reporting on the 20th anniversary of the Pioneer Memorial Church and “NET ’98.” And since that time, by the way — it’s not over — since that time, “New Perceptions” telecast now has been going and now goes weekly from this sanctuary to the nation, to this continent, and to the entire world, every single week. Every single week. That’s what all… We got the greatest media volunteer team in the world. You know, we have 40 volunteers here. They’re not getting paid to do any of this. They’re just giving their time. Why? Because God called Pioneer to do it, and we believe it, and so we’re obeying. That’s all. Isn’t that something? By the way, I didn’t pull that off. And by the way, you didn’t, either. God pulled that off. God had a calling in His heart before Pioneer was every built, 60 years ago. He had a calling in His heart. “That congregation is going to be My congregation to go the world in live-streaming, to go to the world on the Web, to go to the world in television and satellite.” And because it’s His vision, what are we supposed to say, “No, we’re not going to go?” I meet people all over this globe who tell me, “Yo, do you know what? Pioneer is my home church.” I said, “You’re kidding me. You’re living here.” “Yeah, I know, but different time zones. We go to Pioneer every single week.” The organ — the whole world knows the organ. The musicians. Why? Because it’s the home church of our faith community. That’s nothing great about you. Certainly nothing great about me. It’s a great God who says, “I think you kids could do this with a little help.” “So, Dwight, why are you telling us all about this?” Well, I’ll tell you why. Because we have people coming to our house every single week — God’s house — and it’s really embarrassing to have a leaking roof and buckets behind. It’s really embarrassing when the camera zooms in. “Oh, don’t show that shag carpet that was never intended to be a shag carpet, but it’s now a shag. Don’t show that part. Don’t show these beat-up pews that have been here for 60 years — hard wooden pews. Can’t you do something? Can’t you put padding on it?” Yeah, we’re going to. And what about this house — this sound system? This is a reverb chamber that just bounces around. It’s one second too long. The audio engineers who we hired said, “Man, this is way too much. No wonder your people can’t hear.” Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. So, we’re gonna put up panels that go, “Ehhhn.” They’ll go up for music. Ehhhn. They come down for talking. They go — ehhhn — up. And they’ll be quiet, by the way. [ Laughter ] Not like the Howard. Kkkkkkkkkkh. No, it’s quiet. Put them up, all these blank spots here. Why? Because this is the world’s — this is the — this is their church, out there. And we want God’s church to look as beautiful as it humanly can for them and for God. Wow. So, I totally agree with you. [ Chuckles ] There’s too many analogies. It’s all about reaching the world for Jesus’ soon coming. You got that absolutely right. Reason number 3. Let’s see, reason number 1 was, “We need a dry home base.” Reason number 2 is, “We need a dressed-up home base.” And now reason number 3 — We need a discipled home base through whom to reach the world. Listen, you need to know this. Pioneer’s discipling strategy is now moving to the next level with special focus on our children. Listen. Do you look at the children’s stories here in second service? Do you look at them? We have more children now with us than we’ve ever had in our history. What’s going on? I’ll tell you what’s going on. There are a lot of young moms and dads coming to this campus, because the newest growing demographic at Andrews University — I’ll just plain tell you — it’s the graduate students. That’s the demographic that’s growing. And they’re coming — young parents with their little kids. They want the best Sabbath schools they can find, and I’m telling you, the world over, you won’t find more dedicated Sabbath school teachers and programs designed, crafted with skill, to reach these tiny little minds for Jesus. We got a couple leaders now that have come aboard and said, “Listen, we need to be doing something not just for the children but for their parents.” Laurence Burn, Glynis Bradfield, the two superintendents for the entire children’s Sabbath schools — they said, “Listen, what we need is a family-targeted discipling ministry that will equip the youngest children and families among us with lifelong discipling gifts and skills.” So, Laurence and Glynis are helping us move toward a vision — a full-orbed vision. We’re changing the pastoral staff. I’ll give you more information in a few days, but we’re rearranging the staff to reflect this shift in focus. And I’m gonna be introducing to you a new pastoral position to help Pioneer children, Sabbath-school leaders, and families in shaping young spiritual champions by the age of 12. That’s what researchers tell us. That’s the last time you’re gonna get an easy choice for Jesus. After that, you’re fighting the whole way. We need to get them now. Moms and dads and boys and girls. [ Chuckles ] Wow. So, we need to — We need — We need a discipled home base. That’s the point — we need a discipled home base. Renovate’s $2 million campaign is all about reaching this world for the soon-coming Christ. That’s the point. It’s not only — It’s not only the roof, it’s what happens under the roof. Pastor José is in charge of a new series of articles that start next week, entitled, “Under the Roof: What’s Happening in Pioneer?” Do you notice, the motto is “Renovate heart and house.” You can get the house looking glorious, but if the heart isn’t ready for a house that’s been prepared, God says, “I need the hearts. I need — I need your hearts.” Discipleship. All right, put them on the screen. Reason number 1 — we need a dry home base. Reason number 2 — we need a dressed-up home base. Reason number 3 — we need a discipled home base. And reason number 4 — we need a dedicated home base. “What are you talking about?” I’m gonna be really honest with you now. When I found out what this building committee was — [Imitating adding machine] — tallying up, I could not believe my ears. “A million dollars to replace a roof?” “Yeah, Dwight, there’s no venting in it. That’s why your shingles keep giving up 10 years at a time. That’s wrong.” [ Sighs ] And then another million dollars to do the extreme makeover in here so that at least it looks nice, it’s a home that you’re happy to invite people to come to. When I heard the bottom line, you know what I did? I went to God and I said, “You must be kidding. You got to be kidding me. $2 million? We’re living on the cusp of a nation and a globe right now that are in tremendous flux and change, potential upheaval. If there ever were an hour we need to be getting out there, God, this is it. $2 million in here? I cannot figure you out.” And I’m being honest with you. And you know what God said to me in the dark, in my little study, at home? He said, “Dwight, yo, yeah, you got good ears. That’s exactly what I’m calling for. I’m calling for your people to give $2 million out of their pockets, for my house and my mission. Hey, Dwight, Dwight, Dwight, Dwight, come on, it’s dark. But you know what you taped to the wall? You know that little verse that you taped to the wall, and I keep reminding you that’s the mission of your life, this is what you’re supposed to do? Think of what it says.” Let me put the little mission on the wall of the screen right here. “Luke 1:17 — Your mission is, should you choose to accept it, is ‘to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.’ That’s it. Dwight, how am I gonna get through to your selfish heart? You got a selfish heart. Your wife is the unselfish one. How am I gonna get through to your unselfish heart if I don’t get you to reach into what you have begun to collect, and take from it and return it to Me?” “This isn’t about repairing a roof. This is about repairing a heart. Your heart, boy. Your heart.” And, oh, by the way, everybody’s nodding their head, saying, “Yeah, Dwight, you are a selfish one. We’ve noticed that before. Don’t you just be nodding your head at me. You’re just as selfish as I am. You know what? Somewhere I read that the apostle Paul battled self until his last breath. That’s the last frontier, folks. It’s where the ultimate battle will be fought — selfishness. “Don’t you talk about repairing My house, Dwight, until you get your heart repaired.” Ellen White, a century ago, on the screen — take a look at this. “Constant, self-denying benevolence is God’s remedy for the cankering cancerous sins of selfishness and covetousness.” That’s the only thing we can do. We’re going to give it out of you. Read that last line. “Continual giving starves covetousness to death.” “I need to break your heart, Dwight. I need you to let go. You don’t need the security. Oh, you need some. I’m not asking you to give everything you have. I understand,” God says, “about not equal giving but equal sacrifice. That’s all I’m asking of you, Dwight. Doesn’t mean everybody’s gifts are the same amount. That’s impossible. It’s everybody’s sacrifice is the same amount.” You say, “Dwight, how do you define ‘sacrifice’?” Sacrifice is what you have left over after you’ve given. The little widow had nothing left over, and Jesus says, “Guys, she was the biggest give today,” because everybody had all kinds of stuff left over, and it was no big deal what they dropped, with great fanfare, into that offering container. Sacrifice means you have less left over, and you know it. And it may push and pinch, but you make it anyway. That’s sacrifice. ♪ All to Jesus I surrender ♪ ♪ All to him I freely give ♪ Man, how many times have I — They sang that in Japan, in Tokyo, when I was baptized. That was the song they sang. ♪ All to Jesus I surrender ♪ We sing it all the time. “Yo, boy, you got any of those Skittles left? I’d sure like some.” [ Munching ] “No, I don’t have much left. Sorry.” “I got to work on your heart, Dwight. That’s the point.” Four reasons. Because He needs a dedicated people, ’cause somebody’s gonna have to go to this Earth, and it’ll be you and it’ll be me. It’s why Jesus came, by the way — to renovate the heart so that we could renovate the house. Calvary. What is Calvary? “And Can It Be?” — ah, that was a song to sing today. “That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?” Wow. You couldn’t have picked one. “And Can It Be?” “Amazing love.” You know, I was sitting here watching the camera pan that little choir, the silhouettes as they were singing. I’ll tell you, tears just sprang into my eyes. I saw that camera pull in on these young faces, and I said to myself, “God, I pray you will save every boy and girl and teen on that screen. Don’t lose one of them. That’s what this church is for. Don’t lose one of them.” John 3:16 — let’s repeat it out loud together. Come on. The little girl — she nailed it. Is it on the screen for us? Yeah. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever…>>”…believeth in Him…”>>”…should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Amen. “All to Jesus I surrender. All to him.” Boy, Lord, I can’t believe You let us do this. “All to Him I freely give.” God will bless you to the max for your unselfishness with Him. He will bless you. Trust me, He will take care of you. Thank you in advance for this little pledge card. Where is it? Is it at the back of my Bible? Here it is. Thank you for this little pledge card that… A bunch of you have come today because we talked about this last week, and you’re ready to put this in the offering plate today, God bless you. Pull it out. Some of you said, “Dwight, I wasn’t even here last Sabbath, so I’m just kind of catching up on all this.” That’s okay. Pull out… It’s in the worship bulletin. Just pull it out. It’s a little pledge card. It’s simple. In fact, we’ll put it on the screen. We’ll put it on the screen. “By the grace of God, I/we want to participate in making a sacrificial offering to Pioneer’s ‘Renovate: Heart and House’ campaign.” And by the way, the key words on that pledge statement are the first five words, “By the grace of God.” This is not a vow. Somebody e-mailed me and said, “Hey, Dwight, I don’t believe in vows.” This is not a vow. This is a covenant. This is, “Look, God, if you keep blessing me the way you’re blessing me right now, there is no problem. I will be able to be generous with you.” That’s what it’s saying. If you should be in a terrible car accident and your income is gone, you think he’s gonna say, “Well, I’m holding you — Lookit, you put it down here”? This is not a vow. This is a pledge — “By the grace of God, I’ll do my best. And here’s the amount I want to put down.” And you write that amount down. It’s over three years. Did you notice that? It’s over three years. So nobody’s having to write a check tomorrow. “By the grace of God.” Equal giving? No. Equal sacrifice? But of course. Before I sit down, let me just remind you that we have the brand-new — it just came out — the Adventist Giving online app. If you’ll download that from your app store, that baby is on your phone. You go to it and click “Pioneer,” because it’ll know where you are, and it will give you Pioneer as a choice. You click “Pioneer,” and “Renovate” is the third line down. If you want to do recurring giving — you say, “Dwight, I don’t have much, but I can give $10 a month” — if you gave $10 a month, that would be $480 — that would be… No, no, $10 a month would be — I meant $10 a week — sorry. [ Laughter ] I did not major in math. If you give $10 a week, that’s $40 a month, $480. In the end of three years, $1,440. “Wow. How’d you do that?” $10 recurring gift. You can sign up. You got a little debit card that your parents gave you? That’s — There’s a website. Can you go to the website, please? Yeah, pmchurch.org/renovate. You just go to the website. You want to do it online? Okay, on your laptop, there it is. Those of you who are live-streaming right now, everything you need, including this brochure, is all there. You get it all. All right, let’s go to the website. As of today — on the screen, please — there it is. We got a $2 million goal. And look at this. Cash on hand — $342,111. Plus, last week, the last seven days, $206,616 have been pledged. I mean, I thought I’d get a loud amen to that…>>Amen!>>Amen!>>…because we were — a bunch of you stuck your card in last week, and we’re waiting for this week. But praise God. $206,616. Oh, the God of Heaven will give us success. Just shut out that naysayer named the Enemy, who’s saying, “You don’t want to do this, buddy. You don’t want to do… Make them all think you’re doing it.” That’s like Ananias and Sapphira. “Make them all think you’re doing it.” No, do it… for the glory of God. “All to Jesus I surrender. All to him I freely give.” You want to use a tithe envelope? Of course, you pull the tithe envelope now, you’ll see at the bottom in red “Renovate.” I want to pray with you. Here’s what I want to do. I want to pray. Enough talking. Let’s just pray. Let’s talk to God. Oh, Father, thank you for the example of Nehemiah. We want to be men and women of prayer. We want to believe, just as Nehemiah declared, “Yes, can do because he can do. God will give us success.” We want to believe the words last week that all the silver and all the gold is yours, including what’s in our pockets. Father, you have all the money you need. $2 million? This is nothing to you. But it’s a big deal to us. So I humbly pray that you will take the pledges that are turned in today and that were turned in last week and that will come along the way — take the pledges, o God. We put or hands on them, as it were, and we give them to you. Seed money… blessed for Your glory so that not only Your house gets repaired, our hearts get repaired. And that would be the greatest gift of all. In Jesus’ name, let all the people say “Amen and amen.”>>We’ve been really blessed by the financial support that comes from our viewers, and we’ve made a conscious decision not to continually appeal to you for that support. The fact is, as everyone in the industry will tell you, we’re needing to make constant upgrades to our technology. So if God has blessed you and you’d like to further the work of this ministry, we invite you to partner with us. Not a single penny of your donation will go to me. Every bit of your gift goes to the mission of blessing your community and our world. You can donate on our website, newperceptions.tv. Or call the number. You know the number — 877-HIS-WILL. Again, that number is 877 — the two words “HIS-WILL.” And may the God who has blessed you continue to pour into your life the gifts of His joy and His hope. Thank you. And I’m looking forward to seeing you, right here, again, next time. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪

How whistleblowers have changed the course of history


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What Is A Coup d’État And How Common Are They?


Recently, two American men attempted a “coup
d’etat” in Gambia to other throw the government there. This attempt was
unsuccessful. The failed attack is one of about five supposed coups attempted in 2014. The
question is, how many of these were actual coups and how many were just rebellions? First, we have to talk about what the difference
is between a “coup” and a rebellion. The word coup implies a quick powershift that
is not approved by political process, or the general populace. A small group, literally
takes power without the consent of the people. Rebellions are powershifts brought on by a
popular mandate of the people. It is the result of the masses removing or replacing a government
or it’s leaders. In 2014 in both Abkhazia and Burkina Faso
the heads of state were forcibly removed from power. Those heads of states
claimed that this was done in a coup, but according to experts, that claim is more of a political
play than a reality. In both cases, angry protesters stormed government buildings and forced leaders
to give up power and leave, making the incident a rebellion instead of a coup. The
ousted leaders are claiming that these were coups because coups are less-respected by other
nations compared to rebellions and easier to overturn. For example, historically, US law
only allowed aid to be sent to countries reeling from rebellion – but not coups. The same thing happened following the Ukrainian
Revolution of 2014. Ousted President Yanukovych cried coup when he was unseated
by parliament, even though there was an actual vote. Yanukovych
still says the vote was illegitimate and the final step in a coup. Sometimes the line between coup and not a
coup is harder to define. In Lesotho, in August, military action forced the prime minister
to flee, but he was able to return a week later and no one in the army ever officially
took power of the country. The army claims that the leaders own police force was going to
stage an armed rebellion and that he was forced out of the country for his own protection. The
Prime Minister rejects this claim and has called the action a coup, but it is hard to clearly define
the intentions of everyone involved. The most successful and clear cut case of
a coup d’etat in 2014 happened in Thailand, but that is nothing new. NPR estimates that more
than a dozen coups have been attempted there since 1932. Thai coups are unique because
they are mostly bloodless and happen frequently for an otherwise flourishing nation. The military
there is lawfully allowed to seize control of the country during political turmoil. So long
as the coup is successful, it is legal and the King of Thailand will officially recognize the new
government.

Azam Khan during a program targeted Jinnah for politics THE NEWS INDIA


Uttar Pradesh’s SP leader Azam Khan during a program targeted Jinnah’s politics in his speech, saying the world is being harmed by the excuse of a dead photo. Uttar Pradesh’s SP leader Azam Khan during a program targeted Jinnah’s politics in his speech, saying the world is being harmed by the excuse of a dead photo. Uttar Pradesh’s SP leader Azam Khan during a program targeted Jinnah’s politics in his speech, saying the world is being harmed by the excuse of a dead photo. Uttar Pradesh’s SP leader Azam Khan during a program targeted Jinnah’s politics in his speech, saying the world is being harmed by the excuse of a dead photo.