Twitter Bans Political Ads For 2020 Election & Fracking Blocked In California


Twitter announced recently that their ban
on political advertising is going to extend to legislation and social causes, a move that
could hurt candidates in groups who aren’t funded by big money donors. Farron, you said, you’ve said this a couple
of times. Anytime you see social media saying we’re
gonna, we’re, we’re really gonna make it difficult for you to use social media to advertise your
idea, your legislators, legislative concept, your candidacy. Who suffers? The, well the people who are grassroots mostly. And one of the things that’s really so awful
about this new decision is that you can’t even run an ad on Twitter anymore because
they ended it November 22nd. You couldn’t run an ad saying, you know, vote
yes or vote no on proposition one. You couldn’t explain the benefits, you know,
proposition one just to generic. But you can’t advocate or any outcome in any
kind of race or legislative battle. And that is absolutely devastating to the
people who use this as the tool to talk to their constituents. Well, here’s what it says, it says that it’ll
define political content. Now follow this. It’s going to define political content as
anything that references a candidate, a political party, a pointed government official or referendum
or ballot measure or legislation or regulation. What in the hell, I mean, that’s what journalism
does. We talk about these things. The problem is that we, that this is being
run, these decisions are being run in an in an environment where politically correctness
is killing us. I mean, we’ve got, we’re like, we’re, it’s
almost like are we too stupid to be able to read something or see something and make a
decision ourselves? They want to think for us and it’s not just
Twitter. We’re seeing it across the board right now. It’s like, it’s like this millennial snowflake
concept that is killing us. It’s all based on political correctness and
we’ve got to get away from it. The first amendment matters. We ought to be able to talk about a ballot
issue. We ought to be able to talk about legislative
issues that concern us on things like the environment, dangerous products, corruption
in government. This is saying we can’t do that. Well, the problem is they saw Facebook. Facebook took a lot of heat and rightfully
so, but then Facebook said, listen, our decision is we’re not going to fact check anything. You want to run an ad, you run an ad. If somebody reports it as being bad, we’ll
look into it. But we say whatever, run, whatever, and Twitter
says, wow, that’s, that’s one extreme. We’ll go to the other extreme and say nothing
at all. You can’t do anything. But Twitter is a far greater tool to reach
a huge amount of people in the shortest amount of time. And that is what these grassroots candidates,
these, you know, consumer organizations, they rely on Twitter far more than they do on Facebook. Okay. Let’s, let’s put it in a real, healthcare,
okay. Universal healthcare. What do we have with universal healthcare? You have a concept, a cause. Correct? And you have a bill legislative bill, and
according to the rules, you can’t talk about that on Twitter. Now, that’s how ridiculous it’s become. Now the other part of it is we’re going to
have, who is it that’s going to make these decisions? I mean, you’re going to have people that understand
that all of these issues so well that they can define, well, this is actually, this is
actual political discussion. We can’t permit this. Or is this discussion that ties into a bill
that’s pending that we ought to be able to talk about? You see, the problem is anytime you go down
this avenue, you’re saying to the American public, you are so frigging stupid that we
can’t trust you to be able to read something and figure it out yourself. That’s what this is. This is, this is, this is let’s take care
of stupid people because we’re smarter than they are. And what’s going to happen is that eventually
something’s going to squeak through and if it’s a right-leaning thing, the left is going
to be furious and claim a bias. If it’s a left-leaning thing, the right’s
going to claim a bias because eventually, because of the people they’re going to have
doing this, something’s going to sneak through and this is going to come back and bite Twitter
because regardless of which side it is, they’re going to be accused of having a huge bias
and it’s going to throw it all out the window. I, I hope it comes back and bites them. Farron, thanks for joining me. Okay. Thank you. And finally tonight, some good news. California has issued a moratorium on hydraulic
fracking processes and new fracking leases in the state. This is just a temporary halt to these procedures,
but it could potentially lead to a permanent ban on the state, throughout the state. This move by the state came after activists
and researchers put tremendous pressure on lawmakers to finally consider the risks involved,
specifically the increased risk of earthquakes that’s been associated with fracking. This risk is so great that several European
countries have already banned fracking all together. You can’t do it, period. They also highlighted the dangers of chemicals
used during the fracking process, which include countless carcinogens and toxic heavy metals
capable of poisoning drinking waters and entire aquifers. Unfortunately, the public is still in the
dark about all the chemicals used thanks to a law that, oh by the way, Dick Cheney helped
pass years ago. That’s a real comfort. This story shows how effective activism can
be to influence major positive change in this country and when the voices of the public
are loud enough, even the fossil fuel industry better pay attention. That’s all for tonight. Find us on Twitter and at Facebook on facebook.com/rtamericaslawyer. You can watch all RT America programs and
Direct TV, Channel 321 and also stream them on YouTube. I’m Mike Papantonio and this is America’s
Lawyer, where every week we’re going to tell you the stories that corporate media is ordered
not to tell because their advertisers won’t allow them to do that. Have a great night.

Web Summit | Why governments are afraid of Facebook Libra?


My favourite one recently has been that Facebok is going to issue a cryptocurrency Heard of this one, right? But you know guys The fact it is more stable coin and it is really a decentralized cryptocurrency And the initial plans were all about, you know, putting in the basket of different national currencies and tokenizing it And to be honest, I don’t love it You know, because if it helps people to transact and trade outside of their countries well, it is great Then they don’t have to all use Bitcoin or Dash or Bitcash because these are stable coins and the advantage is they are stable, right? So it is great! But of course, you know governments are afraid On my godness! 2.5 million users! Imagine that they are all going to use it it’s gonna be bigger than China and India taken together maybe So no no no we don’t want to challenge the supremacy of nation-issued national currency So I am very excited about this conversation

PM Narendra Modi Birthday | Top Achievements of Modi Government | RRB, Bank & SSC Exams


Press the Bell icon and never miss a video from Testbook.com Hello friends and welcome to this video. Today is PM Modi’s Birthday! Before we begin the video, here’s a question for you. Do you know the constituency from which PM Modi was elected MP? If you know the answer then do comment below. By the end of the video, you will definitely know the answer to this question. So today on the occasion of Narendra Modi’s birthday, we’ll find out about his achievements. So let’s begin. Modi ji has been our Prime Minister for last 4 years and under his watchful guidance, there have been many significant changes in the Indian economy. So when was PM Narendra Modi born? He was born on 17th September 1950 in Vadnagar, Gujarat. As a child, Modi ji used to sell tea at Vadnagar station with his father. From 2001 to 2014 He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. After he became the PM, He launched many initiatives. ‘Make-in-India’, ‘Skill India’ and ‘Digital India’ were launched to bring focus on strengthening defence and electronics. The main aim was also to create more job opportunities. Currency with higher denomination was demonetised to suppress black money. Because of the Jan Dhan Yojana, 312 million people opened bank accounts. Additionally, the LPG cylinder subsidy transformed the lives of many rural women. Mudra Yojana enabled small entrepreneurs to get loans at minimal or no-collateral security The aim is to curate self- employment, which will in turn help in creating employment. Another such brave initiative of the Modi government is ‘The National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS)’ with an annual budget of around Rs 10,000 crore. It aims to provide medical insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh to 500 million to low-income Indians. Due to vigorous changes bought in foreign policies the relation between India and several other countries have improved significantly. For example Japan, USA, Vietnam and Australia The Modi government took steps to strengthen India’s ties with Bangladesh, and is working hard to stop economic claim by China in the Indian subcontinent and the Indian Ocean region. In order to improve India’s defense against other countries, BJP government has taken initiative to invest in several equipment. Rafale fighter jets deal is an example of that. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is yet another a thoughtful initiative by Modi Government. The program is a movement against open defecation and a step towards maintaining cleanliness in and around our surroundings. GST formulation across India brought a reform in the Indian Indirect tax regime. Before this the taxes were charged differently for all the goods and services. The implementation of GST helped to be attain single taxation system The BJP government brought transformation in the bankruptcy laws which was important because the bankers were struggling with the ever rising non-performing assets. Thus, through its mission and schemes the BJP government has made several groundbreaking achievement. If you want to read up more on the schemes and policies discussed in this video Then you can read articles on them in Testbook Blog. In fact, you will also get detailed videos on these topics on Testbook’s YouTube channel. Their links are in the description. Now coming back to the question asked in the beginning of the video. We had asked you, “Do you know the constituency from which PM Modi was elected MP?” The correct answer is Varanasi. I hope you did answer in the comments section! Do comment how you liked this video. Thanks for watching this video and all the best!

Robert Frost interview + poetry reading (1952)


ON A HILLSIDE FARM
IN RIPTON, VERMONT LIVES ONE OF AMERICA’S
FOREMOST POETS. BORN IN SAN FRANCISCO,
HE CAME EAST TO MAKE NEW ENGLAND
BOTH HIS HOME AND THE INSPIRATION
FOR HIS POETRY. HE SAID ONCE “A POEM BEGINS
WITH A LUMP IN THE THROAT”. THE NATIONAL BROADCASTING
COMPANY PRESENTS A CONVERSATION
WITH ROBERT FROST. AND BELA KORNITZER,
HUNGARIAN BORN AUTHOR OF THE BOOK AMERICAN
FATHERS AND SONS.HOW DO
YOU DO, SIR? HOW GOOD OF YOU TO COME
ALL THE WAY UP TO VERMONT FOR THIS INTERVIEW. WELL, IT’S
A PLEASURE. PLEASE
SIT DOWN. WELL, MR. FROST, I THINK
I SHOULD WARN YOU THAT YOU’RE THE FIRST POET
THAT I’VE EVER INTERVIEWED. I THINK I SHOULD
WARN YOU THAT YOU’RE THE FIRST MAGYAR THAT
EVER INTERVIEWED ME, SO YOU’D BETTER BE CAREFUL
ABOUT YOUR IDIOMS. WELL, I’LL TRY MY
BEST, MR. FROST. YOU MUST BE A COURAGEOUS
YOUNG MAN TO INTERVIEW A POET YOU’VE PROBABLY
NEVER READ MUCH OF. WELL, MR. FROST, I REMEMBER
THAT YOU YOURSELF SAID “COURAGE IS THE HUMAN
VIRTUE THAT COUNTS THE MOST – COURAGE TO ACT ON
LIMITED KNOWLEDGE”. ISN’T THAT YOUR
PHILOSOPHY, MR. FROST? ESPECIALLY THE
“LIMITED” PART OF IT. EVERYBODY HAS SAID THAT
COURAGE IS THE GREATEST VIRTUE BUT THE POINT OF
WHAT I SAID WAS WE’VE GOT TO GO AHEAD
ON LIMITED KNOWLEDGE. A GENERAL HAS TO GO INTO
BATTLE ON LIMITED KNOWLEDGE, INSUFFICIENT KNOWLEDGE,
AND SOMEONE HAS SAID A POET OUGHT TO LEARN ALL
THAT ALL THE OTHER POETS HAVE EVER SAID BEFORE HE
UNDERTAKES TO SAY ANYTHING SO HE’LL AVOID
REPETITION. BUT IF HE DID THAT HE’D BE
50 YEARS OLD BEFORE HE STARTED AND ALL THE POETRY
THAT WAS EVER WRITTEN WAS REALLY STARTED
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 15 AND 25. YOU KNOW, YOU’VE GOT TO START
ON INSUFFICIENT KNOWLEDGE AND YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE
THAT KIND OF COURAGE. AS A YOUNG MAN YOU WORKED AS
A MILL HAND IN A SHOE FACTORY, YOU WERE A SMALL TOWN EDITOR,
A SCHOOLTEACHER AND A FARMER. I WONDER WHICH ONE OF
THESE EARLY OCCUPATIONS HAD THE GREATEST MOLDING
EFFECT ON YOUR CAREER? I SUPPOSE FARMING
DID MOST FOR ME. I WAS A FARMER ALL THE TIME,
WHEN I WAS DOING OTHER THINGS I ALWAYS HAD A FARM IN THE BACK
YARD, IN SAN FRANCISCO EVEN. BUT I GOT SOMETHING OUT OF
WORKING ON A NEWSPAPER. I LEARNED THAT I HAD
TO WIND THINGS UP. I USED TO LEAVE THINGS
HALF WRITTEN, YOU KNOW, BUT THINGS COULDN’T GO IN
UNLESS THEY WERE ROUNDED OUT. TEACHER – I OUGHT TO
SAY I GOT SOMETHING OUT OF BEING
A TEACHER. I HAD TO MAKE THINGS
UNDERSTOOD AND THAT PUT ME IN THE CLASS OF POETS THAT
WANTED TO BE UNDERSTOOD. YOU WERE RECOGNIZED AS A POET
QUITE LATE, AT THE AGE OF 39. IN ADDITION YOUR FIRST BOOK
WAS PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND AND NOT THE
UNITED STATES. WHY WAS THAT,
MR. FROST? IT WAS MORE OR LESS AN ACCIDENT
THAT IT HAPPENED OVER THERE. I HAD NEVER BEEN
DISCOURAGED IN AMERICA, I HAD NEVER BEEN VERY
MUCH ENCOURAGED. I’D HAD SPORADIC POEMS
IN THE MAGAZINES BUT NOBODY HAD WRITTEN ME AS
GOOD A LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE AS SOME PEOPLE
GET OF REJECTION. AND I GOT OVER THERE IN ENGLAND
WITH THE IDEA OF WRITING A NOVEL OR A PLAY TO PUT THE FAMILY ON
ITS FEET, AND ONE NIGHT I SAT ON THE FLOOR AND LOOKED MY POEMS
OVER AND MADE UP A LITTLE BOOK AND TOOK IT IN TO A STRANGE
PUBLISHER AND IN THREE DAYS SIGNED A CONTRACT. BUT I OWE A LOT TO
THE BRITISH FOR THAT. IT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED HERE –
DON’T KNOW IF IT COULD OR NOT – BUT THEY WERE VERY NICE TO ME,
IT WAS A VERY GRAND TIME I HAD. VERY GENEROUS. THEY PUT ME
ON MY FEET. I CAME HOME FROM THERE
A SORT OF A “MADE” POET. I NEVER HAD ANY DEALING
WITH A BOOK PUBLISHER HERE AND I DIDN’T KNOW I HAD
A PUBLISHER OVER HERE. I ARRIVED ON GEORGE
WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY AND WALKED UP A SIDE
STREET RATHER DESERTED AND FOUND A NEW MAGAZINE
I’D NEVER HEARD OF, THENEWREPUBLIC,AND
IN IT A TWO COLUMN REVIEW OF MY BOOK AS PUBLISHED BY
HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY AND I’VE BELONGED TO
HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY ALL THE YEARS SINCE. I
OWE THEM A GREAT DEAL. MR. FROST, IS TIME A FACTOR
IN THE PERFECTION OF A POEM? I WAS SURPRISED TO LEARN
YOU WROTE A CHARMING POEM, STOPPING BY WOODS
ON A SNOWY EVENINGIN ABOUT
TWENTY MINUTES. OH, MORE OR LESS,
YES, VERY SHORTLY, VERY DIRECTLY PUTTING
IT RIGHT THROUGH. WOULD YOU
PLEASE RECITE IT? YOU WANT TO
HEAR ME SAY THAT? STOPPING BY WOODS
ON A SNOWY EVENING. WHOSE WOODS THESE
ARE I THINK I KNOW. HIS HOUSE IS IN
THE VILLAGE THOUGH; HE WILL NOT SEE
ME STOPPING HERE TO WATCH HIS WOODS
FILL UP WITH SNOW. MY LITTLE HORSE MUST
THINK IT QUEER TO STOP WITHOUT A
FARMHOUSE NEAR BETWEEN THE WOODS
AND FROZEN LAKE THE DARKEST
EVENING OF THE YEAR. HE GIVES HIS HARNESS
BELLS A SHAKE TO ASK IF THERE
IS SOME MISTAKE. THE ONLY OTHER
SOUND’S THE SWEEP OF EASY WIND
AND DOWNY FLAKE. THE WOODS ARE
LOVELY, DARK AND DEEP BUT I HAVE
PROMISES TO KEEP AND MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP,
AND MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP. IT IS BEAUTIFUL. DO YOU BELIEVE, MR. FROST,
THAT THE TEXTBOOKS ARE GIVING THE RIGHT INTERPRETATION
OF THE MEANING AND SPIRIT OF
YOUR POETRY? FOR EXAMPLE, STOPPING BY
WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENINGIS DESCRIBED IN A TEXTBOOK
AS A SUICIDE POEM. IS THIS CLASSIFICATION
CORRECT? THAT’S TERRIBLE…
TERRIBLE ISN’T IT? BUT THAT’S
ONE TEXTBOOK. I’VE HAD FINE
TREATMENT ALL AROUND. MOST OF THE TEXTBOOK WRITERS,
MOST OF THE CRITICS IN AMERICA ARE PROFESSORS
AT OUR COLLEGES AND ONE GOOD THIRD OF MY
LIVING HAS COME FROM THEM. THEY’VE SPREAD
MY BOOKS AROUND AND I DON’T READ REVIEWS
MUCH BUT I GET THEM BY WORD OF MOUTH, YOU
KNOW, PEOPLE TELL ME. I’VE BEEN
TREATED TOO WELL. THE BEST AUDIENCE I
HAVE IS A KIND OF A MIXED TOWN AND
GOWN AUDIENCE. THESE COLLEGE PROFESSORS
HAVE TAKEN CARE OF ME. MY GREATEST DEBT IS TO
AMHERST COLLEGE, MICHIGAN. I STAYED THERE A LONG
TIME – DARTMOUTH. THOSE ARE THE CHIEF ONES,
AMHERST CHIEFEST OF ALL. I’VE BELONGED TO AMHERST
IN MY LOOSE WAY FOR 20 YEARS OUT
OF THE LAST 35. BEEN A MEMBER OF THE
FACULTY WITHOUT MUCH TO DO EXCEPT WRITE
MY OWN POETRY. YOU KNOW HOW IT IS IN THE OLD
WORLD, YOU LOOK FOR PATRONAGE – YOU COME FROM THERE –
YOU LOOK FOR PATRONAGE FROM THE GREAT PEOPLE,
THE LORDS AND EVERYTHING. WE GET OUR PATRONAGE
CHIEFLY FOR LITERATURE IN THIS COUNTRY
FROM THE COLLEGES. THAT WASN’T SO
FORTY YEARS AGO, THAT’S SOMETHING THAT’S
COME ON IN MY LIFETIME. BUT I’VE LIVED ON
COLLEGES YOU MIGHT SAY, AND ON HENRY
HOLT AND COMPANY. YOU ARE LABELED BY
ESSAYISTS AND CRITICS AS: NATURE POET, NEW ENGLAND
YANKEE, SYMBOLIST, HUMANIST, SKEPTIC, ANTI-PLATONIST,
AND AS MANY OTHER THINGS. WHICH ONE OF THESE
LABELS DO YOU CONSIDER…? I DON’T PICK OUT ANY SINGLE
ONE – I TAKE THEM ALL – TAKE THEM AND PUT
MY ARMS AROUND THEM. WELL, WHAT KIND OF POET DO YOU
CONSIDER YOURSELF, MR. FROST? OLD AS I AM, I’M NOT
SELF CONSCIOUS ENOUGH TO TELL YOU, I
LIKE ALL THAT. I LIKE TO BE CALLED
A HUMANIST, I GUESS, PRETTY WELL, THOUGH I’M
NOT STRICTLY A HUMANIST. I’M NOT A
NATURE POET. I’VE ONLY
WRITTEN TWO POEMS WITHOUT A HUMAN
BEING IN THEM, ONLY TWO. ALL MY POEMS HAVE
GOT A PERSON IN THEM. CAN A MAN AS SENSITIVE
TO NATURE AS YOU ARE BELIEVE THAT NATURE
IS ESSENTIALLY KIND? I KNOW IT
ISN’T KIND. MATTHEW ARNOLD SAID “NATURE
IS CRUEL, IT’S MAN THAT’S SICK OF BLOOD AND MAN DOESN’T
SEEM SO VERY SICK OF IT”. NATURE IS ALWAYS
MORE OR LESS CRUEL. SHOULD I TELL YOU
WHAT HAPPENED ONCE ON THE PORCH OF A PROFESSOR
– MINISTER HE WAS, TOO? THE WAR WAS GOING ON,
BEAUTIFUL MOONLIT NIGHT. HE WAS THERE
WITH SOME BOYS TALKING ABOUT THE HORRORS
OF WAR – HOW CRUEL MEN WERE TO EACH OTHER AND
HOW KIND NATURE WAS, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
THIS WAS SPREAD BENEATH US, YOU KNOW –
MOONLIGHT ON IT. AND JUST AS HE
TALKED THAT WAY, SPREADING
HIS ARM OVER IT, A BIRD BEGAN TO SHRIEK
DOWN IN THE WOODS; SOMETHING HAD
GOT INTO ITS NEST. NATURE WAS
BEING CRUEL. THE WOODS ARE KILLING
EACH OTHER ANYWAY. THAT’S WHERE THE
EXPRESSION CAME FROM, “A PLACE
IN THE SUN”, A TREE WANTING A PLACE
IN THE SUN IT CAN’T GET… THE OTHER TREES
WON’T GIVE IT TO IT. YOU WERE ONLY TEN YEARS OLD,
I BELIEVE, WHEN YOUR FATHER, A SAN FRANCISCO
NEWSPAPER EDITOR, DIED. WHAT IS YOUR MOST VIVID
RECOLLECTION OF HIM? OH, THAT HE WAS A
LONG DISTANCE SWIMMER AND HE COULD WALK
OVER SIX MILES AN HOUR AND HE WAS VERY
AMBITIOUS IN POLITICS AND THAT HE WAS CUT OFF
IN EVERYTHING TOO YOUNG. I REMEMBER HIM SWIMMING
OUT SAN FRANCISCO BAY OUT OF SIGHT UNTIL HE
APPEARED AGAIN ON A BUOY OR SOMETHING OUT
THERE IN THE EVENING. I WAS WITH HIM
A GREAT DEAL. I DIDN’T GO TO
SCHOOL VERY MUCH. I WENT ROUND CAMPAIGNING
WITH HIM THE YEAR THEY ELECTED GROVER
CLEVELAND THE FIRST TIME. I WAS WITH HIM ALL DAY
LONG ON A HORSE AND BUGGY. HE WAS SEVERE
BUT INFORMAL. HE WAS A REGULAR
FOURTH OF JULY AMERICAN. HE LOVED TO MAKE A GREAT
TO-DO ON THE FOURTH OF JULY. YOUR FATHER, I UNDERSTAND, WAS
SOMETHING OF A DISCIPLINARIAN AND WOULD SPANK YOU
FOR MINOR OFFENSES. WAS YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD
YOUR CHILDREN AS FIRM AS YOUR FATHER
WAS TOWARD YOU? WELL, I’D LIKE TO ASK MY
CHILDREN MORE ABOUT THAT. I WAS PRETTY MEAN
SOMETIMES, I GUESS. YOUR FATHER WAS
A VIOLENT DEMOCRAT WHO HATED THE
REPUBLICANS. HOW DID HIS POLITICAL
ATTITUDE AFFECT YOU? HAS POLITICS EVER
ENTERED INTO YOUR POETRY? VERY LITTLE. I’M ALWAYS INTERESTED IN
POLITICS, I PICK UP POLITICS VERY FAST IN ANY
COMMUNITY I GET INTO – COLLEGE COMMUNITY
OR ANYTHING ELSE. I’M KIND OF POLITICALLY
MINDED, I THINK, FROM HAVING
STARTED LIFE WITH HIM. BUT I’M NO HATER
OF REPUBLICANS. I THINK I TOLD YOU WHEN I FIRST
MET YOU, OR YOU TOLD ME THAT YOU’D READ IN A BOOK THAT
HE THOUGHT ALL REPUBLICANS WERE WHITED SEPULCHERS,
ALL HYPOCRITES. HE DID. I DON’T THINK THAT. HE BURNED A CAMPAIGN
BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL HANCOCK AFTER HANCOCK FAILED TO GET
ELECTED AND THEN WENT AND SHOOK HANDS WITH GENERAL
GARFIELD WHO GOT ELECTED. MY FATHER THOUGHT THAT
WAS A PIECE OF HYPOCRISY FOR A DEMOCRAT TO SHAKE
HANDS WITH A REPUBLICAN. HE BURNED THE CAMPAIGN
BIOGRAPHY – HE ASKED ME WHERE IT WAS, HUNG IT UP BY
THE INSIDE LEAVES LIKE THAT, TOUCHED A MATCH TO IT AND THREW
IT INTO THE OPEN FIREPLACE. THAT’S ALL HE WANTED OF
THAT KIND OF DEMOCRAT WHO’D SHAKE HANDS WITH A
REPUBLICAN WHO’D LICKED HIM. WOULD THE WORLD BE BETTER OFF
IF POETS WERE LISTENED TO MORE AND POLITICIANS, SCIENTISTS
AND BUSINESSMEN LESS? I’M SATISFIED WITH THE
DIVISION OF THE SPOILS. ITS ALWAYS
BEEN THAT WAY. POETRY HASN’T HAD MUCH
OF A SAY IN THE TIME OF IT. IN HOMER’S TIME, THE RHYMES SAY,
“SEVEN CITIES CLAIMED THE HOMER DEAD THROUGH WHICH THE LIVING
HOMER BEGGED HIS BREAD”. SEVEN CITIES HE
BEGGED THROUGH AND THEY ALL HONORED HIM
LONG AFTER HE WAS DEAD. POETRY GETS
ITS SHARE. IT’S LIKE A VERY SMALL
PART OF A BIG MACHINE BUT RATHER VITAL… COPYWRITER OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW? AND THE COMPLAINT ABOUT
THIS COMES FROM PEOPLE USUALLY WHO CAN’T WRITE
POETRY AND CAN’T SELL POETRY AND THEY THINK THE
WORLD’S TO BLAME. AND THAT’S NOT
THE WAY TO JUDGE IT. POETRY GETS A GOOD
DEAL OF NEGLECT AND THAT’S
PROBABLY GOOD FOR IT. IT’S THE SAME WITH
ALL THE ARTS – THEY GET A GOOD
DEAL OF NEGLECT. ADVERSITY – NOBODY KNOWS JUST
HOW MUCH IS GOOD FOR THEM. SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT
IF YOU’D GIVE THEM PLENTY OF FOUNDATION MONEY
THEY’D BE ALL RIGHT. I’D LIKE TO MAKE A PUN OF
THAT: THEY THINK THE ODDS ARE A B-U-Y PRODUCT,
BUYPRODUCT. IS THE WORLD ANY BETTER OFF
NOW THAN IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO? IF IT IS I’M AFRAID THAT
IT WONT HAVE ENOUGH ADVERSITY IN IT FOR
THE GOOD OF THE ODDS. ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH
THE LEVEL OF LITERATURE FOR THE
PRESENT AMERICA? YES, QUITE SATISFIED. I DON’T KNOW
WHAT ELSE TO BE. I ALWAYS WISH MORE WRITERS
YOU KNOW, MORE POETS – THAT’S THE ONE THING
I SET MY HEART ON. I GUESS WE GET THEM, WE
HAD A WAVE, THEY SPEAK OF IN ALONG 1915-25 – QUITE A
WAVE OF POETS AND WRITERS. MAYBE THERE AREN’T AS
MANY AROUND RIGHT NOW. SYSTOLE AND DIASTOLE
OPENS AND SHUTS, EXPANDS. ARE THE YOUNGSTERS
PROMISING? YES. YES, ALWAYS SOME
OF THEM AROUND. I KNOW MANY
OF THEM. ALWAYS HALF A DOZEN OR SO
THAT ARE GOOD BETS, YOU KNOW. YOU CAN’T TELL
TOO FAR AHEAD, SOME OF THEM GIVE IT UP
AND GO INTO BANKING. SEEMS TO ME YOU ARE
AN OPTIMIST, MR. FROST, AM I RIGHT
IN THAT? AM I AN
OPTIMIST? OR ARE YOU
A PESSIMIST? ARE YOU A
PESSIMIST? I’M ASKING
YOU, MR. FROST. WHICH ARE YOU? WELL, I
HAVE FAITH. YOU HAVE FAITH? IS
THAT AN OPTIMIST? IN MY
LOGIC, YES. WELL, I’LL TELL
YOU ABOUT THAT. AN OPTIMIST HAS HOPES FOR THE
FUTURE – IS THAT WHAT YOU MEAN? YES. WELL, I HAVE NOT ONLY
HOPES FOR THE FUTURE, I HAVE HOPES FOR THE PRESENT
AND HOPES FOR THE PAST. WHAT DO YOU
MEAN BY THAT? I MEAN THAT I HAVE HOPES
THAT THE PAST WILL BE FOUND TO HAVE BEEN ALL RIGHT
FOR WHAT IT WAS. AND THE PRESENT, THIS PRESENT
OF OURS, I HOPE WILL BE FOUND TO HAVE BEEN ALL RIGHT FOR WHAT
IT WAS, THAT IT WILL HAVE MADE ITS POINT IN HISTORY AND
DO YOU WANT ME TO TELL YOU WHAT I THINK ITS POINT WILL
BE FOUND TO HAVE BEEN? YES, I WOULD
APPRECIATE IT. IT WILL BE FOUND TO HAVE BEEN
A DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN… CIVILIZATION
AND UTOPIA. UTOPIA IS JUST A WORD
FOR THE CONCLUSION, THE ULTIMATE
CONCLUSION OF SOCIALISM. WE’RE GOING TO DISCRIMINATE
ONCE AND FOR ALL BETWEEN SCIENCE: WHAT
CAN BE MADE A SCIENCE OF AND WHAT CAN’T BE
MADE A SCIENCE OF. THE BETTER HALF OF THE
WORLD, OF OUR DAILY LIFE, CAN’T BE MADE A SCIENCE OF
AND WE’RE GOING TO SETTLE THAT. IF THERE’S A FAULT TO FIND
WITH OUR TIME – AND IT’S JUST AS IMPORTANT TO DESCRIBE
ITS FAULTS AS ITS VIRTUES – IF THERE’S A FAULT
TO FIND WITH IT, IT’S SCIENCE’S FAILURE TO DO
ALL THAT IS EXPECTED OF IT. SEE, SCIENCE HAS BEEN LED
TO EXPECT MORE OF ITSELF THAN IT CAN PERFORM. WE’VE BEEN LED TO EXPECT MORE
OF SCIENCE THAN IT CAN PERFORM. AND SCIENCE, YOU WILL HEAR A
CONFIDENT SCIENTIST SAY THAT SCIENCE HAS GONE SO FAR
THAT YOU DON’T DARE TO SAY HOW MUCH FURTHER
IT MIGHT NOT GO. BUT RIGHT HERE AND NOW I’M
TELLING YOU THAT THERE’S A WHOLE HALF OF OUR LIVES THAT
CAN’T BE MADE A SCIENCE OF – CAN’T EVER BE MADE
A SCIENCE OF – AND WE’RE GOING TO
KNOW MORE ABOUT THAT BEFORE WE GET
THROUGH THIS PERIOD. THAT’S WHAT IT’LL
BE REMEMBERED FOR. IN THE INTRODUCTION
OF YOUR COMPLETEPOEMSPUBLISHED IN 1949
YOU SAID, MR. FROST, WELL, I WILL ATTEMPT
TO MEMORIZE IT, IT’S A MOST REMARKABLE
STATEMENT – YOU SAID “I HAVE GIVEN UP MY
DEMOCRATIC PREJUDICE AND NOW WILLINGLY SET
THE LOWER CLASSES FREE TO BE COMPLETELY TAKEN
CARE OF BY THE UPPER CLASSES”. YOU SAID FURTHER, “POLITICAL
FREEDOM IS NOTHING TO ME; I BESTOW IT
LEFT AND RIGHT”. AM I CORRECT?
THAT’S WHAT YOU SAID? WHAT DID YOU
MEAN BY THAT? TWO THINGS THERE, I’M BEING
PRETTY FRESH TO TALK THAT WAY ABOUT THE LOWER CLASSES,
BUT I NOTICED THAT I’M MADE RESPONSIBLE TO TAKE CARE OF THE
LOWER CLASSES BY WITHHOLDING PART OF THEIR PAY EVERY WEEK SO
THEY’LL BE SURE TO BE INSURED, AND I MEANT THAT.AND THEN WHEN YOU GO
ON FURTHER WITH THAT, “I MYSELF DON’T
CARE TOO MUCH…” OH, I CARE, I’M GLAD OF ANY
POLITICAL FREEDOM THEY GIVE ME – BUT WHAT I’M INTERESTED
IN IS NOT POLITICAL FREEDOM; I’M INTERESTED IN
THE LIBERTIES I TAKE, HERE AND
ELSEWHERE. ALWAYS. IT WAS EXPRESSED IN SOME
OF YOUR POEMS VERY VIVIDLY THIS PHILOSOPHY
THAT YOU JUST SAID. ONE CALLED THE DRUMLIN
WOODCHUCK,FOR INSTANCE, IS ABOUT A MAN MAKING HIS OWN
FREEDOM AND HIS OWN SECURITY, I SUPPOSE YOU’RE
TALKING ABOUT. SEE, THE UPPER CLASSES ARE
SUPPOSED NOW TO PROVIDE THE SECURITY OF
THE LOWER CLASSES JUST AS IF THIS
WASN’T A DEMOCRACY. I SEE. WE WOULD BE VERY
HAPPY TO HEAR THIS POEM. YOU WANT TO
HEAR THE POEM? I’D LOVE IT. THE WOODCHUCK’S
TALKING – “GROUNDHOG”
SOME PEOPLE CALL IT. THE WOODCHUCK SAYS, “MY
OWN STRATEGIC RETREAT, IS WHERE TWO
ROCKS ALMOST MEET, AND STILL MORE
SECURE AND SNUG, A TWO-DOOR
BURROW I DUG. WITH THOSE IN
MIND AT MY BACK, I CAN SIT FORTH
EXPOSED TO ATTACK AS ONE WHO
SHREWDLY PRETENDS THAT HE AND THE
WORLD ARE FRIENDS. ALL WE WHO PREFER TO LIVE,
HAVE A LITTLE WHISTLE WE GIVE, AND FLASH, AT THE LEAST ALARM,
WE DIVE DOWN UNDER THE FARM WE ALLOW SOME TIME FOR GUILE,
AND DON’T COME OUT FOR A WHILE, EITHER TO EAT OR DRINK,
WE TAKE OCCASION TO THINK. AND IF AFTER THE HUNT GOES PAST
AND THE DOUBLE-BARRELED BLAST LIKE WAR AND PESTILENCE AND
THE LOSS OF COMMON SENSE, IF I CAN WITH CONFIDENCE SAY
THAT STILL FOR ANOTHER DAY, OR EVEN ANOTHER YEAR, I WILL
BE THERE FOR YOU, MY DEAR, IT WILL BE BECAUSE,
THOUGH SMALL AS MEASURED
AGAINST THE ALL, I HAVE BEEN SO
INSTINCTIVELY THOROUGH ABOUT MY CREVICE
AND BURROW. IT’S A SMUG POEM,
YOU SEE. ANOTHER POEM THAT I
WON’T RECITE TO YOU, I SPEAK OF THE THREE COVERS
YOU HAVE AGAINST TOO MUCH, YOU KNOW, THE
UNIVERSE IS TOO MUCH. FIRST YOU’VE GOT YOUR SKIN,
THEN YOU GOT YOUR CLOTHES, YOU GOT YOUR HOUSE, WALLS,
THEN YOU GOT YOUR FENCES, THEN YOU GOT YOUR
NATIONAL BOUNDARIES. YOU SAID THREE
COVERS, MR. FROST. WELL, I’VE GOT
A DOZEN OF THEM. I’VE GIVEN YOU
SOME EXTRA MEASURE. BUT THAT’S WHAT YOU
HAVE, YOU BUILD YOUR LIFE OUT OF THESE SHELTERS
FROM TOO MUCH. THE INFINITE BEING TOO WIDE IS
THE REASON THE POWERS PROVIDE FOR INNER DEFENSE,
MY HIDE. YOU SEE, IT
GOES LIKE THAT. YOU HAVE SAID
ORIGINALITY AND INITIATIVE ARE WHAT I ASK
FOR MY COUNTRY. DID YOU MEAN THIS
TO APPLY TO POETRY OR TO AMERICAN
LIFE IN GENERAL? AMERICAN LIFE
IN GENERAL. WHAT I WAS ASKING
FOR WAS THE FREEDOM – THE GREATEST
FREEDOM – THE FREEDOM TO
ORIGINALITY AND INITIATIVE. ONE HAS FEARS WHEN THEY
TALK ABOUT EQUALITY BECAUSE I WOULD THINK ONE OPPOSITE
OF FREEDOM WAS EQUALITY. IF EVERYBODY HAS GOT TO
BE OF THE SAME ORIGINALITY AND THE SAME INITIATIVE,
THERE WON’T BE MUCH INITIATIVE AND THERE WON’T BE
MUCH ORIGINALITY. THE FREEDOM IS ONE
OF THE GREAT MYSTERIES. WE USE THE WORD
MORE THAN ANY PEOPLE THAT EVER LIVED MAYBE,
EXCEPT THE FRENCH. WHEN YOU THINK THAT
YOU HAVE TO GIVE UP A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF
LIBERTY FOR EQUALITY, MAYBE YOU WANT TO GIVE
UP SOME FOR SOME EQUALITY, THE DIFFICULTY IS
DECIDING HOW MUCH. BUT THE LIBERTY IS ALWAYS THERE
TO BREAK THROUGH EVERYTHING AND THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT IT
TO DO; IT’S THE BREAKING FORCE. EMERSON SAID THAT GOD WOULD
TAKE THE SUN OUT OF THE SKIES AS SOON AS HE’D TAKE THE
FREEDOM OUT OF A MAN… THAT’S IN THE
BREAST OF MAN. AND ALL OUR
HISTORY IS ABOUT THAT. BYRON SAYS THAT FREEDOM
IS BRIGHTEST IN DUNGEONS, “BRIGHTEST IN DUNGEONS
LIBERTY THOU ART BECAUSE THERE THY
HABITATION IS THE HEART”. THAT’S A HARD KIND
OF LIBERTY TO ENDURE. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A COMMON
LIBERTY THAT SETS US FREE TO DO THINGS AND MAKE A
PERSONALITY OF OUR NATIONALITY. I AM AN INTERNATIONALIST
IN THE SAME WAY AS I AM AN
INTERPERSONALIST. I DON’T CARE ABOUT SPENDING
MUCH TIME WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVEN’T A
DEFINITE PERSONALITY. I’M THAT KIND OF
AN EQUALITARIAN. I LIKE TO MIX
WITH MY EQUALS – PEOPLE WHO HAVE AS MUCH
PERSONALITY AS I HAVE, AND I WANT MY COUNTRY TO
BE OF A SMART NATIONALITY THAT WILL BE FELT BY ALL
THE OTHER NATIONALITIES SO THAT THERE CAN BE A
REAL INTERNATIONALISM, NOT A CONGLOMERATION, NOT
CORNMEAL MUSH OF THE WORLD. WHAT WE LIVE BY MENTALLY, OUR
MENTAL FODDER IS DIFFERENCES – DISTINCT DIFFERENCES – EVEN
THOUGH THEY END SOMETIMES, THOUGH THEY GO BEYOND
PLEASURE, THEY GO INTO PAIN, THEY GO INTO
WAR AND STRIFE. BUT THE GREAT THING IS
THE BOLDNESS THAT WE SPOKE ABOUT EARLIER,
COURAGE TO GO AHEAD. ONE OF THE POETS SAYS
THAT THE OBJECT IN LIFE IS TO BE “WITH
CAUTION BOLD”. BOLD IS THE FIRST WORD; THE
SECOND WORD IS CAUTION. AND CAUTION MEANS ALL THE
LAWS AND THE QUALIFICATIONS AND EVERYTHING
LIKE THAT, AND THE KNOWLEDGE,
THE INFORMATION AND EVERYTHING LIKE
THAT FOR SECURITY. CAUTION
IS SECURITY. BOLD IS FREEDOM –
THE BREAKING THING, THE TRUE LIBERTY. THE BOLDNESS
COMES IN TRUE LIBERTY. PEOPLE WILL TELL
YOU THE OPPOSITE… THEY’LL TELL YOU FREEDOM
LIES IN BEING CAUTIOUS…

5 Simple Instructions Required for Most Government Contracts


If you’re like most people, you don’t want
to read instructions. Nobody wants to read instructions. But, if you’re going to do government contracts,
there are instructions and you’re going to need to know how to use them. I’m going to give you a five minute, laymen’s
terms: How to use government instructions, the Instructions to Offeror is what it’s called,
52.212-1 through 52.212-5. It’s called Instructions to Offeror and we’re
going to cover that now. These rules typically apply to most government
opportunities. Purchasing agents in most case are looking
for a reason to throw opportunities out. And not following the instructions can get
your bid or proposal or solicitation thrown out without even reviewing it. Now, imagine this the purchasing agent receives
five or six offers and they only need three. You follow the instructions, but two or three
of the other people don’t. Their proposals are getting thrown out. There’s half your competition gone right off
the bat. So 52.212-1, Instructions to Offeror is basically
how the government wants you to submit your bid, what documentation they want you to include. You can see it starts out with the North American
Industry Classification System NAICS code and small business size standard. In other words, whatever NAICS code the purchasing
agent is using, there’s a size standard for that NAICS code based on number of employees
or revenues from last year or average three-years revenues. They’ll specify which NAICS code and there’s
a size standards chart. If you need it, let me know, I can send you
a copy of it. And that size standard basically certifies
you as a small business. Submission of offers is typically – they’re
either going to give you a detailed description on how they want it submitted or they’re going
to reference 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors. It’s really a simple requirement for submitting
bids. Based on the requirements that they’re looking
for they’re usually asking for a cover page, signature page, acknowledge of amendments
page, sometimes the acknowledge of amendments will be on the standard form, sometimes there’s
a spot on the standard form that you would have on the cover or the signature. I suggest, unless they specify, that you don’t
always include a signature page with a wet signature. 52.212-2 is how they’re going to evaluate
your bid, proposal or solicitation. If it’s a small business set-aside- it’s rarely
about price when it’s a small business set-aside. And it will say it right in the synopsis that
the most important factor is your solution. Your technical proposal is the most important
factor. Your technical proposal, if it’s a widget
is just a brochure for that widget guaranteeing that it’s exactly the model and part number
that they want. Or if it’s a service your technical proposal
is a detailed description on how you are going to provide that service. The technical proposal should mirror the Statement
of Work or the Performance Work Statement. If they’re buying a widget, then the statement
of work is simply that part and model number. If it’s a service, then your technical proposal
is a detailed description on how you’re going to provide the service based on the information
on the Statement of Work or the Performance Work Statement, how you’re going to meet or
exceed the purchasing officer’s expectations is basically what the technical proposal is. So, on small business set-asides your technical
proposal is the most important factor, your solution to their problem is the most important
factor. Your past performance is second. Your price is last. 99.9% of the time it’s not about price, it’s
about solution. Full and open competition is just the opposite. Full and open competition assumes that everyone
has the same solution, therefore it’s about price and it’s about experience. But, that’s 52.212-2, Instructions to Offeror
in a nutshell is how the government will evaluate your solution. 52.212-3 is basically- you just download your
Reps and Certs right off of SAM. And we process it for you so all you have
to do is download it and save it and you’re going to include that document with your proposal
in most cases. 52.212-4 and 5 are really just the legality
of working with the government. It varies per contract, but it’s the red tape. It’s the terms and conditions if you will
of working with the government. And it’s making sure that the government covers
their rear. Here’s the thing guys, this is not a one time
learn and done. You need to continuously learn when it comes
to government contracting. It’s like most things. You know, if you’re a doctor, you do continuing
education. You learn constantly. I’ve been doing this since 2009. I learn new stuff every week and the government’s
always changing. It’s a never-ending process, but if you really
want to be successful with the government, you need to learn and you need to continue
to learn. And that’s what the training’s for. Get on one of my live trainings. Check it out. And continue to learn. We’ve narrowed what you need to know down
to the basics to make it easy and simple to win contracts. John Wayne, signing off. Make sure to like and subscribe and share. If you have not subscribed to the USFCR Youtube
channel, you need to do that now. Not tomorrow, not today, to-now because we
are posting all my new media on the USFCR Youtube channel. Alright. Thanks guys. Bye.

Law of Karma | Past Life | Destiny | Why Bad Things Happen To Good People | Part 5


let’s take a look at the other side of
this proposition good people are we really good people if we were we would
have been in the kingdom of God we would have been God realized the fact that we
are in the material realm means that we are not so good as yet I don’t want to
say bad otherwise somebody will be hurt so you have to now change the statement
why do good things happen to not-so-good people isn’t the answer obvious to make
us truly good in other words the goal of it is so that we should truly become
godlike truly become like God become perfect as he is perfect you have to
have this understanding and while we are in the material realm there is the law
of karma that is applicable the law of karma states “karma pradhana vishwa
kari rakha jo jas kari so tass phalu cakha” the Bible says exactly the
same thing as you sow that shall you also reap but again why Kushner stumbled
was that he’s got one lifetime’s perspective and in one lifetime then the
law of karma becomes inexplicable if a child is born blind and the child
questions what did I do to be born blind what answer will you give to the poor
blind child if you say it was the wish of God then God is very unfair
this person is born with 6×5 vision and I’m born blind and we are just beginning
our existence this is gross partiality the only logical sensible answer is that
this is karmas carried forward from past lives you see all the Karma’s that
we have done not in one life in endless past life times God keeps an account God
alone can keep that account in fact then the Nyaya darshan gives it as proof of God
without him there can be no law of karma it’s the all-knowing you can keep such
an amazing account that is called the Sanchita, Sanchita karma is the
accumulated Karmas of our past lifetimes
minus what we’ve already burned out so every time when God sends us into the world to
continue our journey he takes one portion from the sanchita and gives it
this portion you have to bear in this lifetime so the portion of the
accumulated which is tied to us in this lifetime that becomes our prarabdha
prarabdha is the destiny with which we are born there is an element of destiny in
everybody’s life nobody can deny it you did not choose the place where you would
be born God chose it you did not choose that intellect etc God chose it and send
you down with it though the destiny is determined at every moment we have a free will
with which we can make choices understand it that way when you play
cards the hand that you’re dealt with is determined you cannot say no no I don’t
want these cards I want those cards you have to play with these cards but how
you play is not determined a bad player can lose with a good hand a good player
can win with a bad hand this allows for bridge tournaments to take place otherwise
it could be a throw of dice similarly we all have this free will and
the Karma that we do with our free will is called Kriyamana karma, “quotes for scriptures” “quotes for scriptures” your Prarabdha and Sanchita is fixed but Kriyamana is not fixed so you can slowly
slowly change the course of your life if it is written in your destiny that you
will get that one million dollar lottery you will get it that’s destiny but
further having won it you could blow it up in a year’s time or you could
multiply it to 1 billion that would be your independent effort stemming from
your free will so we are under the bond of this karma and how do you get rid of
this whole account only then you could be liberated when it’s all burnt away
how do you burn it away something that is infinite in extent it’s very
difficult to deplete it because from infinity if
you minus 100 you are still left with infinity and if you minus a million it is
still infinity you minus a trillion it is still infinity how to exhaust our sanchita
Karma who knows how much is there at the stockpile and alongside with that
we are making more Karmas so in one side we are doing minus on the other side we
are doing plus will it ever get exhausted Lord Krishna in the bhagavad-gita he
explains he says look Arjun there is justice there is injustice Nyaya
Anyaya you need the third thing and that is Kripa grace if I bestow my
grace I will burn that whole pot of your Karmas by grace so that grace even
in the world there is the rule of grace in law you know this is the law in India
and I have checked up it’s also the law in USA if the Supreme Court declares the
death verdict sentences to death by hanging the Supreme Court is the
ultimate now there is no recourse but the law says there is one chance that
convict can still appeal to the President for mercy. If the President so chooses by mercy he can forgive. President also is not allowed to be
whimsical in that mercy there is a law there if this, this,
this condition is met then we shall bestow mercy similarly God says by the
law of karma you will never get out of it
you will need mercy or grace or Kripa but the grace of God is not a whimsical
act oh I like this guy’s nose let me grace him I don’t like her eyes forget
it God says my mercy also has rules and the
rule for bestowing mercy is you need to fulfil my condition what is the
condition you have to surrender to me so he concludes the bhagavad-gita
“Sarva-dharman parityajya mamekam sharanam vraja” Arjun give up all
varieties of religiosity in just surrendered to the Lord, quotes from “Bhagwad Gita” I shall burn away all your past deeds and
liberate you from Maya have no fear so what we need to do is not blame God
not blame circumstances not find fault why are bad things happening to me there
is something different that we need to do every time we have to look inside and
think how do I need to improve that will change everything you have to believe it
if you can understand you will believe it and then your focus will be to
improve yourself as somebody said when I was a teenager I dreamt of changing the
world but as I grew into my early 20s I
thought if I can change my country it will be enough and then after marriage I
realized if I can change my family I will be a hero but in my old age I think
if I had tried to change myself that would have been the best you know that change
has to begin from within so have faith in God and his world good things are
happening first of all you need to change is your attitude.

What is the Second Law of Thermodynamics?


The second law of thermodynamics
states that the entropy, or disorder, of a closed system is always increasing. One way of thinking about entropy
is a measure of disorder or chaos in the universe. The more entropy we generate, the less
energy is left over to do useful work. If you think about entropy statistically,
you could think about it in terms of a puzzle where you have to figure out
how many combinations there are of putting three balls into three boxes. Well, there’s 10. In three cases you’ll have
three balls in one of the boxes. There’s one where
there’s a ball in every box. And the other six will have them
all spread out to a different degree. That’s straightforward enough
but when you scale it up, even by a factor of 10,
things get much more complicated. Counting the permutations
becomes impossible. Now if you imagine that there
were trillions upon trillions of atoms and trillions upon trillions of boxes,
then statistically you could see that it’s much more likely that the atoms
would be disordered rather than ordered. Perhaps the most significant conclusion
from the second law of thermodynamics is the concept of the arrow of time which
tells you which direction time is travelling in. For example if a process generates entropy,
it will happen spontaneously and will be irreversible
unless you input more energy. When I pour cream on my coffee,
I wouldn’t be surprised to see the two liquids mixing and becoming
more disordered over time. I would, however be surprised
if the cream and coffee separated again after I had stirred them. An ice cube in coffee will melt
and become a more disordered liquid. But under those conditions it
cannot spontaneously reform itself back into an ice cube. You might be tempted to think
that if this is true and if entropy can never be decreased, then how can human beings or more
complex living organisms even exist? Well, the key here is that
humans are not a closed system. We are always exchanging heat
with our surroundings and we’re decreasing local entropy at the
expense of the entropy of our environments. So if I take an egg and I drop it, then the second law says that this egg
will never spontaneously unbreak itself. But even the initial laying of the
egg doesn’t violate the second law, because the hen took a lot
of food and broke it down, so creating a lot of molecular
disorder or entropy, in order to make this egg
that I’ve just broken. The second law states that a
spontaneous process generates entropy and involves heat moving
from a hotter body to a colder body. Now a refrigerator doesn’t violate
the second law of thermodynamics because it’s not a
closed, isolated system. We’re continually inputting energy
in the form of electricity to try and keep the inside
of the refrigerator cold but at the expense of
the surrounding environment. If we turned off the electricity then
eventually the air inside the refrigerator would come into thermal equilibrium
with the surrounding environment. The concept of thermal equilibration
leads to the idea of the universe’s heat death. Now this is an idea where heat flowing
from a hotter body to a colder body will eventually lead to a situation
where all of the atoms in the universe are at thermal equilibrium and there won’t
be any drivers for spontaneous processes and things will just stop. But the good news is that this isn’t
going to happen for a very long time. It’s been predicted to happen in
10 to the power of 26 years. That’s 10 with 26 zeroes behind it. So we can take comfort in the fact
that we can continue to create things and draw local order from the chaos
for a long time to come.

Me and My Mother-In-Law Play Truth or Drink | Truth or Drink | Cut


– Would you ever forgive me if
I cheated on your son Jimmy? – I would hurt you. (both laugh) – You all heard it. (classical music) – I am Deashia. – And I’m Eileen, the mother-in-law. – I did. (laughs) Why did you agreed to come? – I didn’t even know what I was coming to. (Deashia laughs) You just- I trusted. (both laugh) I think we should. – Aww, shit. – Let me pour it for you. I have never seen her have a drink, so this is why I wanted to start with it. – Aww, shit. Oh God. – Sláinte, baby. It’s delicious. – That is really good. – Lovely. – Lets see, if your son and I broke up, your son Jimmy and I broke up, would you still want any
relationship with me? – Yes! How would I see my children? (both laugh) – That’s the only reason why? – No that’s not the only reason. No, of course I would. We’re family now. – Even if this were to go away, I still. – Even that one away
you still got that one. That one’s from me,
that one’s from him, so. – This was my initiation into the family. – Claddagh ring, yeah. – Yeah. – All the women in the family have it. – My daughters have it. – How long did you and my son know each other before you slept together? – Oh, shit. Um, it was two weeks… – Ahh! (both laugh) – What does that kind of say about me, that’s, that’s fine. – That was fine. – Is it okay for your son Jimmy and I to have sex in your house? – Uh, already been there and done that. – Did you hear us? – Once, yes. (both laugh) – We came in and you, uh, yeah, havin’ at it, so. – That is so embarrassing! (both laugh) – There weren’t any like, loud screams like, oh God, no. Just the bed kind of rocking. – Oh God. (both laugh) – Are you guys gonna put me in a home or let me move in with you? – I think… – You might have to drink on that one. (both laugh) – Um, I would rather
have you live with us. I think it’s because you’re such a treat. – Aww, you’re so sweet! – Like, I don’t think I can stand seeing you in a home, because I could… – Drooling and all that. – Drooling and just in a daze. I don’t think I could
come visit you like that. – Well good, thanks. Dodged a bullet. – Would you ever forgive me if I cheated on your son Jimmy? What would you do? – I would hurt you. (both laugh) No I’m kidding. – Would I end up in a ditch somewhere? – No, that would be terrible, yeah, that would be hard, cause that would break his heart. He loves you so much,
it’s like pathetic love. (both laugh) – Yes, oh, that would not be good. I can’t say, the New Yorker
might come out of me a little. – So you wouldn’t forgive
me and you’d kill me? – I might, I might. (both laugh) – You all heard it. – Is my son the best
lover you’ve ever had? (controlling laughter) (laughs loudly) (claps) – Yeah, I’m just gonna drink to that. – Yeah, no. Yeah, no. – Sorry, Jim. – Ooh. – Ooh, how can he improve? – Ooh, see, there’s a list with that. – Ooh! – Next question. How could I treat your son Jimmy better? That’s a good question. – I think you treat him really well, in fact we worry that you
maybe treat him too good. You serve him his dinner, I mean, like, you know. It’s like oh my God, she’s so freaking nice to him. I am so lucky as a mother, cause, really he’s grown with you. It’s delightful and I’m so
happy you’re in our life. – Aww. – Really wonderful. (kiss sound) Love you, baby. How often do you and Jimmy have sex? – Oh… – And are you keeping him satisfied? – Ugh… – No, you gotta answer this shit. How often you having sex? Not very much? That’s not okay. I have sex probably way more. (coughs and spits) (both laugh) (burps) – What the fuck? (both laugh) – It’s very important to keep it active, otherwise, you know,
they get prostate cancer. My husband’s never gonna
get prostate cancer, I’m just telling you. – Oh my God. (both laugh) – Oh my God. – It’s very important. – That was so fun. – That was really fun. – Go to playtruthordrink.com to purchase this lovely game that is so fun. – You learn things. – Even if you just, yeah you do. – You learn things. – You learn things. – Even if you decide to
answer the questions, go ahead and take a fucking shot anyway. – Then they’ll say, ♪ Let’s talk about sex baby ♪ ♪ Let’s talk about you and me ♪ (both laugh) – Making fun, making fun, yes.

3/4 and Kleiber’s Law – Numberphile


THOMAS WOOLLEY: OK, so today
we’re going to be talking about the number 3/4, or 0.75. Unusual, I know, because it’s
not a whole number, like 0, 1, 2, 3, 4. But this one is very important
in biology. So Max Kleiber in the 1930s
posited a graph of mass of animal against metabolic rate. Down here we have the mouse,
he’ll have his little legs there and little ears. MALE SPEAKER: Is that a mouse? THOMAS WOOLLEY: That’s
a mouse. MALE SPEAKER: That’s the worst
mouse I’ve ever seen. THOMAS WOOLLEY: Wait until
you see my elephant. So somewhere up here,
1,000 times heavier, you’ll have an elephant. So let’s try this one. MALE SPEAKER: That’s not bad. THOMAS WOOLLEY: That’s
not bad. Well, you know, it’s
kind of like a big mouse, to be honest. And then all the way up here,
you have your blue whale. OK, so he plotted the mass
against the metabolic rate of all the animals. So mouse, elephant, blue
whale, there was also mayflies in there. And as you might expect, with
the bigger animals, they need more energy to survive. And that’s what metabolic rate
essentially measures. How much energy do you
need to survive? So small animals need a small
amount of energy, bigger animals need more energy. So one way it could happen is
that since the elephant is 1,000 times heavier than the
mouse, it would need 1,000 times much more energy. And if you had that sort of
scaling, it would be linear. And so it would have just a
straight line between the metabolic rate and the mass. So the whale, that’s a million
heavier than the mouse, so it would need a million
times more energy. Or it could be super linear. So the elephant is 1,000 times
heavier than the mouse, so it needs, say, a million
times more. It actually needs more than
the line originally, the linear line. What Max Kleiber found was that
it’s neither of those. The curve actually tapers
off, and so it’s below the straight line. What that means is that the
bigger you get, although you need more energy, you can spend
it more efficiently. So down here, with your mayflies
and your spiders and all your insects, they need very
little energy, but they don’t use it very efficiently. And this scale crosses all sizes
of animal, right down to cells, all the way up
to the blue whale. It’s amazing how this curve
describes all the animals. And how does this curve
link in the 3/4? Well, what Max found was that
this curve, is that the metabolic rate is proportional
to the mass to power 3/4. Now, statistically, it was
around 3/4, so it’s something like 0.74 or 0.76. But on average, that’s what
biologists now take. So this is Kleiber’s rule,
or the 3/4 rule. Well, when they found 3/4, one
thing we want to understand is where does that number
come from? Is it just a coincidence that
it’s 3/4, or is this some reasoning behind it that
we can get at? So originally when they were
looking for this 3/4, they were trying to link metabolic
rate and the mass. And so your metabolic rate is
how much you use energy. And you use energy, they
thought, mostly through heating yourself. And so what affects the heat? Well, your surface area. The bigger your surface area,
the more you lose heat. And the bigger you are in terms
of your mass, again, the more heat you will have. So they looked at spherical
animals. So just for the sake of
mathematics, we’re going to treat these animals as spheres,
because your main body is sort of spherical. And you can at least get an
approximation of what you’d expect to get at the end. We draw our sphere, and we
give it a radius, r. So that’s the body of
the animal, OK? So even if you’re a mayfly,
you’d be a tiny sphere. If you’re a blue whale, you’d
be an enormous sphere. So the area, the surface area
of this sphere, that’s proportional to r squared. As you increase r, if you double
r, your surface area increases by 4. And the volume of the sphere
is proportional to r cubed. So if you double the
radius, your volume increases by eight. So using this idea that the
metabolic rate is proportional to these two guys, you’d expect
it to be metabolic rate is proportional to r 2/3. So you’d get a 2/3 power out. So although 2/3 is quite close
to 3/4, we wanted to understand where that difference
is coming from, because they’re close. So it’s a good first
approximation, but there has to be some reason that we’re
not getting 3/4. And so what mathematicians have
looked at is using the fractal structure inside us
to deliver that energy. So the circulation system that
we have, the veins, the arteries, and the
capillaries, is self-similar all the way down. As you zoom into the
veins, they look like the whole system. And that’s what a fractal is. And using that fractal
structure, you can link the mass to the elephant
to the blue whale. And that does spits out
the 3/4 power law at the end of it. So as I said, yeah, the bigger
the animal, the more efficient you’re using your energy. But using this idea of the
circulation system being a fractal, you can then start
using it to look at cities, because what are cities? Well, they’ve got their own
circulation system, because they have roads that deliver
cars to places. They have water pipes, they
have electricity cables. And you can plot those certain
things against population, and you get very similar graphs that
follow this power rule. It may not be 3/4, but you’ll
get that it’s proportional to the population, and it’s
less than linear. And they usually are following
a quarter structure. So whatever this number may be
on top, you’ll usually find a 4 on the bottom.

Thursday 12/5/19 Jeremiah 47:1 – 48:33


– [Narrator] Welcome to the
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with Pastor Arnold Murray. Wisdom is understanding
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chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse study of God’s
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God bless you, say, welcome to the
Shepherd’s Chapel, welcome to this Family
Bible Study Hour back in our Father’s word. Our Father is dressing
down the nations now, and this is hinging on
the day of vengeance, meaning right at the end. So you wanna pay
close attention. Many of these things
happened historically, but some of them were
strictly just almost futurist. And that’s kind of the
way the chapter is today, it has to do with the future,
as much as the history. And it has to do with Gaza, and so it is with all of the
trouble we have in Gaza today. You would take heed
if you were wise and listen carefully. Chapter 47 verse one, that
word of wisdom from our Father. It reads, the word
of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet
against the Philistines. That’s the migratory
ones, the vagabonds. I think you can remember
from the fourth chapter of Genesis who
the vagabonds are, and they were intermixed
there pretty strongly. Before that Pharaoh smote Gaza. And of course Gaza then
is the same as Gaza today, with the Hamas and many
others, Abbas and others working in that area. Verse two, thus saith the Lord; behold, waters rise
up out of the north, and shall be an
overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land,
and all that is therein; the city, and them
that dwell therein: then the men shall cry,
and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl. And of course this
is looking forward to the coming of
the king of Babylon. You know, again, I told you, Josephus mentions
this is passing in book 10 of the antiquities. Biblically it isn’t
written what happens here, but as far as the king of
Babylon going all the way in as it states here. But the king of Babylon
in the end times shall. That’s why I want you to
take a close look at it. He’s going everywhere. Verse three. And the noise of the
stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at
the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling
of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for
feebleness of hands. They will be helpless to
even help their own children. That’s what Father
says, and you know, in the end time when the
false one comes, they won’t. They can’t help their children because they’re deceived also. They will all think that the
false is the true Christ, and that leads them
right down Primrose Lane. They’re helpless to
help their own children because they’re
ignorant of God’s truth. Verse four. Because of the day
that cometh to spoil all the Philistines, and
to cut off Tyrus and Zidon. Tyrus is the main camp
of the Kenites, okay. A great trade center. Tyrus of course means
rock, not our rock. Every helper that
remaineth: for the Lord will spoil the
Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor. Scholars have a great difference
of opinion on Caphtor. I think it’s Creek,
and that would be where part of these came from. Verse five. Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon, which is right down
the road a little piece there, the rolling one, is cut
off with the remnant of their valley: how long
wilt thou cut thyself? In other words, cut thyself how? With the sword of the Lord. How long will you disobey God and end up being
cut by the truth? Because as it is
written in Revelation chapter one verse 15 and 16, Christ’s tongue is
a two-edged sword. It cuts both ways. How long will you continue
going against almighty God and cutting yourself? And actually,
cutting yourself off. It’s amazing. Next verse we go, verse six. O thou sword of the
Lord, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? Put up thyself into thy
scabbard, rest, and be still. Well, according to the
great Song of Moses in Deuteronomy
chapter 32, verse, along about 41 and
42, we find out that doesn’t happen
until it’s over. When our Father
comes with the vials, he will see that it is
done one for all times. Verse seven. How can it be quiet,
seeing the Lord hath given it a charge
against Ashkelon, the rolling one,
the migratory one, and against the sea shore? There hath he appointed it. It’s the appointed time, the appointed day and
the appointed time of almighty God. Do you know with the
stirring and the swarming and the events happening,
especially when you affix this 47th chapter to
and next to the parable of the fig tree, which
has to do with Jerusalem, with Israel, and you see
what’s going on here, then it should get
your attention. Is God still cutting,
well, yes he is. There’s much
wickedness in the world and done really in
the name of religion, and with that many
people cut themselves. Chapter 48, and this will
have to do with Moab. Let’s understand a
little bit about Moab before we get into it,
especially inasmuch as Ruth, the Moabitist, is in
the lineage of Christ. You’re gonna find that God
cut off all Moabite males. Not female. For a very special reason. When Israel was coming
out of captivity, they refused, their own
cousins refused them passage through their land. God has never forgiven
them for that. So, then we go. Chapter 48 verse one. Against Moab, not for,
against, thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of
Israel; woe unto Nebo! And that means prophet, okay. That’s where Moses died
as a matter of fact, or let me rephrase it. That’s where God took Moses. For it is spoiled: Kiriathaim, that’s to say
the twin cities, two cities, is confounded and taken: Misgab, that’s the high fort,
is confounded and dismayed. And so it is. Verse two. There shall be no
more praise of Moab. He’s not famous, not going
to be, not useful to God. In Heshbon they have
devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it
off from being a nation. Also thou shalt be
cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee. This word Madmen in
the Hebrew is dung. It’s dunghill to
be more complete. It kind of lets you know
what Father thinks of them, and so it is. They had no reason
whatsoever to object to the Israelites
crossing their land, and yet they would disallow it, and certainly with false
religion, false worship, turning their backs on God when they were of
the Adamic seed. God disapproved highly,
but yet it has nothing to do with the
female Moabitists. Verse three. A voice of crying
shall be from Horonaim, shall be from Horonaim,
spoiling and great destruction. That means the two
caverns or two caves. For what? It’s not a cathedral. It’s when you go hide away
and do a little worship of first one thing
and then the other. But certainly not
worshiping almighty God. Verse four. Moab is destroyed;
her little ones have caused a cry to be heard. And certainly so it is. Verse five. For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping shall go up; for in the going
down of Horonaim the enemies have heard
a cry of destruction. So, you can’t have false
balances, false religion, without it causing weeping. It’s going to happen every
time, and certainly, why? There’s no blessings
from God there. You know, a family in
this end time without God is in a heap of hurt. I really have
difficulty understanding how somebody can make
it in the trying times in the world with world
news as it is as we see the swarmings, to
not know our Father and to know he has a plan and that plan is coming
to pass as it’s written. Then certainly one would
be in a heap of hurt. Verse six. Feel, save your lives. Save your souls. And be like the heath
in the wilderness. Well, what is the heath? The heath is a little
bush that it grows, but it’s in the desert, and
the wild goats and everything come along and they crop off
everything it ever puts on. It never amounts to a
whole lot of anything, because it just… The goats stripping it. And certainly when
you’re in false religion, that’s what happens
to your family. You’re stripped of the true
blessings of the living God. Verse seven, for because
thou hast trusted in thy works and
in thy treasures, thou shalt also be taken: and Chemosh, that’s
their subduer, their type of religion,
shall go forth into captivity with his priests and
his princes together. They’re not gonna make it. It’s false religion, and our Father,
he won’t allow it. He’s jealous. And I want you to
note one thing. They trusted in their
works, not in God. Not in the true Father. But they trusted in man,
and in their own works. You’re going nowhere there. Father will not bless it. He will not adhere to it. And certainly you’re
on a downstream push
without a paddle. You’re gone. Verse eight. And the spoiler, that’s
one of Satan’s names and that’s why you must
affix this to the end times as the false Christ, shall
come upon every city. Not just part of
them, every city. And no city shall escape: the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall
be destroyed, as the
Lord hath spoken. He ordered it. God ordered it, and when
God orders something, you can rest assured that’s
exactly how it’s going down. Satan will cause many
spiritual deaths, because they will
believe upon him. They’re ignorant of God’s word. You study Chemosh
and false religions and trust in man and their
works of what they make, whittle out an idol,
instead of worshiping the living God, you’re
just in a heap of hurt, and so are they. How difficult life even today
is without our Heavenly Father and his blessings. Verse nine. Give wings unto Moab. I mean, rapture her
right out of there. Let her fly away. That it may flee and get away: for the cities thereof
shall be desolate, without any to dwell therein. Unfortunately, fleeing
away on the wings, God, that’s not his
way of conquering. You have to make a stand,
and you have to make a stand against the spoiler. As it’s written in
Mark chapter 13, you’re gonna stand against him and the Holy Spirit’s
going to speak through you. We’re in that generation, the
generation of the fig tree, and you need to pay very
strict attention to the nations and God’s pronouncement
upon them, for as it is written, so
it shall come to pass. Verse 10. Cursed be he that doeth the
work of the Lord deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth
back his sword from blood. That is to say,
what is that sword? It’s the truth. It’s Christ’s word. If you do not plant those seeds, if you do not push
that word forward, then that’s not too good,
but cursed most of all is for those that
would teach deceitfully like to fly away with the wings. And part of Chemosh, it’ll end you up in a bad place. God didn’t teach it, it
didn’t even enter his mind. He says in Ezekiel chapter
13, I’m against it, those that teach my children
to fly to save their souls. I will have no part of it. Verse 11. Moab hath been at
ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied
from vessel to vessel, neither hath he
gone into captivity: therefore his taste
remaineth in him, and his scent is not changed. This has a great
play on winemaking. And when wine sets on its lees, the older it gets,
the better it gets, but the lees also
bring forth the junk, impurities and so forth. When you pour off the good
and take out the sediments that corrupt it,
but what it says, he’s never been to war. He’s never been tested,
and all he does is goes with peace peace
peace, worshiping this,
that, and the other until actually if
something isn’t tried, if it isn’t practiced, it
becomes good for nothing. But what it says, it’s
a play on wine working. Nobody’s ever bothered
him and he’s kind of growing a little sluggish
out of the whole affair. Verse 12. Therefore, behold, they
days come, saith the Lord, that I will send
unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels,
and break their bottles. This word wanderers is tilters. It means they’re
gonna tilt his bottle. They’re gonna pour out
everything he’s got. They’re gonna strip him bare. And his wine and his
good times are gone. Good time Charlie,
it’s all over with. Well now, who’s
going to do that? Thus saith the Lord. Verse 13. And Moab shall be
ashamed of Chemosh, and the house of Israel
as it was ashamed of Bethel and of
their confidence. And certainly so it
was when it went bad, and so when Chemosh goes back, it doesn’t respond to them. They’re in a heap of hurt. Verse 14. How say ye, we are mighty
and strong men for the war? How can you boast about that? You’ve never practiced. You’ve never done anything. You’ve never been tried. You’ve never been tested. 15, Moab is spoiled, and
gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men,
the very flower of his youth is mowed down, are gone
down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose
name is the Lord of hosts. That’s the way it’s
gonna come to pass. 16, the calamity of
Moab is near to come, and his afflictions
hasteth fast. In other words, it
slips into one worldism and he ceases being a nation. It’s going to happen on
that day of vengeance. 17, all ye that are
about him, bemoan him; and all ye that
know his name, say, how is the strong staff
broken, and the beautiful rod! How did all this
go up into nothing? Because it was fit for nothing. But for the Christian,
what does it really mean? What was lacking? God’s presence. They whittled out their
own religion in caves. They worshiped their own works, meaning what they whittled
out to call a god, and you certainly would not
expect God to bless that. He never would. Our Father is a jealous
God, and if you serve him, you’re in pretty good shape. You refuse to serve him, sorry, you’re gonna have
a rough old ride. Verse 18. Thou daughter that
dost inhabit Dibon, the wasting, come
down from thy glory and sit in thirst;
for the spoiler, that’s the antichrist, of Moab shall come upon thee, and he
shall destroy thy strong holds. But with what? Peaceful prosperity and lies. This is why God would
say earlier in verse 10, cursed be those
that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully. That means lying to the people. Teaching false salvation and taking the people
away from God’s help instead of to it. Verse 19. O inhabitant of Aroer,
that’s to say the ruins, stand by the way, and espy. Look around you. And ask him that fleeth,
and her that escapeth, and say, what is done? What is happening here? Verse 20. Moab is confounded;
for it is broken down: howl and cry; and
tell ye it in Arnon, the roaring river,
that Moab is spoiled. And so it is. Well you might say,
well did God spoil him? No, he spoiled himself. He betrayed his own brothers by not allowing
them safe passage, and then worshiping
everything under the sun but what he’s supposed
to, our Heavenly Father, and this lets you know,
there comes a time that Father has had it,
but at the same time, out of this family of Moab,
which means of his own father, Lot being that father by
one of his own daughters when they felt that
all people had died at Sodom and Gomorrah,
but the daughter, which Ruth was one in the
very lineage of Christ. It does not apply to the
female, but to the male of that particular tribe. Verse 21. And judgment is come
upon the plain country; upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and that’s to say the
trodden, and upon Mephaath. That’s to say the
splendor of it. Only there’s nothing
splendor there any longer. What is judgment? It’s God’s judgment. We have one judge, and
when you don’t obey him, guess what your
verdict is going to be. This holds true to you today. You have one judge. If you snuff at him, if
you turn your back on him, if you mock him, and
he is the only judge, guess what’s going
to happen to you. That’s what’s happening to Moab. God won’t tolerate it. That’s the point. Verse 22. And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo,
and upon Beth-diblatha’im, that’s to say the
house of fig cakes. Should remind you of the
parable of the fig tree as I stated earlier, aligned
with that 47th chapter. That’s the way it goes. 23, and upon Kiriathaim, and
that being the twin cities, and upon Bethgamul. Beth of course is house
and gamul is camel. It almost translates
into English as it is. And upon Bethmeon,
which is Belmeon, which is bell worship was there. Wasn’t anything
good going on there. 24. And upon Kerioth, that’s
to say the city builders, and upon Bozrah, and
upon all the cities of the land of
Moab, far and near. I mean, when the
males are in that way, that’s exactly the
way she goes down. 25. The horn of Moab, which
you might say the strength of Moab, is cut off, and his
arm is broken, saith the Lord. I’m taking it away from him. He doesn’t deserve it. He hasn’t done anything
to get my attention. He’s not said one
time that he loves me, and God says, I’m
through with it. Verse 26. Make ye him drunken: for he magnifieth himself
against the Lord, and he does. Moab also shall
wallow in his vomit, and he also shall
be in derision. In other words, he’s mocked. He’s going down an endless path and the filth and
the degradation of the state of his
soul is miserable. You can apply that to the flesh, but it’s not nearly as serious
as it is with the soul. Because flesh is very temporary, but souls should
be for an eternity. And unless there are some
changes in the millennium, he’s gonna be hard-pressed
to even make anything. Verse 27. For was not Israel a
derision unto thee? In other words, they
wanted to come through and you stopped them. You wouldn’t let them. Was he found among thieves? He might as well have been. His own people treated him
like a bunch of thieves, trying to rob him
for going through. For since thou spakest of
him, thou skippedst for joy. You were happily trying
to rip him off big time, when he needed your help. 28, O ye that dwell in
Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock. This is (foreign word) and it’s
kind of like (foreign word) that’s a place of the giants. And be like the dove
that maketh her nest in the sides of
the hole’s mouth. Right in the mouth of the cave. Go ahead if you want to do that. 29, we have heard
the pride of Moab, he is exceedingly proud. That was what caused
Satan’s downfall, remember? Ezekiel 28. His loftiness, and his
arrogance, and his pride, and the haughtiness
of his heart. And so it is that haughtiness
and pride does you in. Well why would arrogance
and haughtiness do that? Well, you think you
know more than God, and any time you come to
a place that you think you know more than God,
you’re on a dangerous cliff and you’re about to take a step that’s going to take
you into the abyss because our Father, what
is wisdom and knowledge is loving him and
listening to his teachings. That is true wisdom. You turn away from
him, what is left? Nothing. Verse 30. I know his wrath,
saith the Lord; but it shall not be so; his
lies shall not so effect it. He’s going nowhere. His lies, why won’t they stand? Because they’re a bunch of lies. This is why when you’re
studying God’s word, God wrote you this letter,
sending you the truth of exactly how it’s going down, and if you can let
some man entice you to believe something different,
you should be deceived. Always listen to your
Father’s word and be blessed. It’s much better to be
blessed than to be cursed. Verse 31, therefore
will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart shall mourn
for the men of Kirheres. And so it is that there’s
nothing fragrant about it, and it is a sad, black
fortress that is no good. Verse 32. O vine of Sibmah, that’s to say from its very resting
place and its place, I will weep for thee with
the weeping of Jazer: and thy plants are
gone over the sea, they reach even to
the sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen
upon thy summer fruits and upon thy vintage. In other words, that wine’s
not gonna do you any good. The spoiler’s got it. The spoiler of course
is the antichrist. You know, I know that many
people have trouble with this because antichrist
is not taught, not taught in a positive sense, but taught in a
way that you know you must stand against him. Why, he comes at the sixth trump and the true Christ doesn’t
return until the seventh. But God sent the Comforter
for a very special reason, to strengthen you, to
protect you, to guide you, to lead you where you have
nothing to worry about. He cannot, as it is
written in Luke 21, harm a hair on your head. So you can stay with
Father, and if people want to go to their
little caverns and their little caves
and lose themselves whittling out
different religions, and new ways of worship,
then let them go, but you stick with what
our Father gives us. Stick with the word of God. Verse 33 to complete. And joy and gladness is taken
from the plentiful field, and from the land of Moab;
and I have caused wine to fail from the winepresses: none shall tread with shouting; their shouting shall
be no shouting. They’re not gonna have anything
to shout about any longer. Why, God intends to
end it, and so it is. Moab did a bad thing and
God gave that reason to you back in the 27th verse
and that’s not good to turn on your own,
not good at all. All right, we’ll pick it up
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are religious acts. I’m going to assume
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chapter 19 verse eight where it isn’t religious acts. It’s your righteous acts
that weave the linen that forms the clothing
you wear in heaven, and righteous acts that
weave that fine linen, again from Revelation 19:8, is when you plant a seed
or when you love the Lord. Those are righteous acts. In other words, it’s
doing what is right. And that pleases our Father. It surely does. Okay, Pastor Murray, and this
would be Keith from Wisconsin. As time goes on, more and
more preachers and politicians are saying that Jesus’
teachings are socialistic, even communistic in some cases. What can a person say to
respond to these accusations? Well they’re totally
and completely false. Christ always taught
personal responsibility throughout the word of God. Everyone is judged by their
own individual actions. You can’t blame it
on somebody else and you can’t blame anything
else on anyone else. It is true when the
ministry first started with Christ and the disciples, they did pool their finances,
but they were traveling. They did not have
hotels and motels and things in that
time that you do today, and that was the way. But our Father expects each one, never take a begging bag,
and always but always teach his word as it is written or follow his word
as it’s written, and he’ll see to it that
all things are blessed. But socialism and communism always drive God
and Christ away. That in itself
documents it was not so. Why, if they are so far,
why if they are saying God and Christ are socialistic
do the socialists want to drive God and
Christianity out of being? You see, a lot of people
will buy anything, because they’re ignorant, but God will still
not accept that. He sent a letter and he
expects people to read it. With that comes knowledge. Anne from Florida. My question is this. Will the antichrist control
our Social Security, and should we refuse it? What about a small savings
account in the bank? Should we pay by gold and silver
and hide it under the bed? No, you know, I don’t like
to give financial advice because everyone must
do as they choose. Never have any part
of your savings other than say a small
amount of liquidity in silver and gold. That’s a very small amount. I would say not even over 5%, and keep the rest of your
money in a safe place, and certainly as far as
anything that comes to you that you do not have to worship
the antichrist, take it, but when it comes
to the government changing into a one world system and then you have to worship him to be a member thereof, that’s
where you draw the line. That’s why you want that
small amount of liquidity in that bartering material
so you can make it. Charlie from Tennessee. When I was growing up, I’ve
heard from older people that when God returns he
will burst the graves open and raise the dead. Is this true? No, it absolutely is not. We have a God of the
living, not of the dead. There’s nobody in those graves. What is in those
graves is the flesh that went back to dirt. That beautiful person, you
see, has a different body. It’s a spiritual body, and
it has returned to the Father that gave it. Jesus makes that very
clear in the closing verses of St. John chapter
eight where he identifies the first murderer
and who his Father is. Then he continues on and says, our Father’s not
the God of the dead. Why, because to be
absent from this body is to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians chapter five
verses seven and eight. Ron from California. What is the meaning
of Genesis 9:19? These are the three sons of Noah and of them was the
whole world overspread with Eth-ha-Adam people. Not the Gentiles, okay. You have to realize, this
means that every single person of the Earth died in that flood. No it doesn’t. It doesn’t mean that at all. What did God tell Noah
to take aboard the ark in Genesis chapter six? Take two of every flesh. He had created all of the
races on the sixth day. And let’s take the
Kenite as an example. Certainly as it is written
also in Genesis chapter six that Noah had the only family
that had a perfect pedigree that hadn’t intermixed
with the Kenites or the fallen angels. So there could not, even in
their wives or their sons, Noah or his wife would
you find a Kenite, but there was two of
’em aboard the ark, and then you can find in
1 Chronicles chapter two verse 55, the Kenites made it
past the flood quite handily and they were keeping books for Judah even at
that time, okay. You have to rightly
divide the word of God. From those would
come the lineage through which Christ would
come, not the Gentile nations. Tanya from Tennessee. I love your program. Thank you. I watch you every day. My question to you is,
please explain Revelation chapter two verse 10. My next question to
you is, someone told me I’m not a Christian because
I don’t go to church. Well, if you’re listening
to us, you’re in church. We are a church and
we’re gathering together in the spirit, regardless
of where you are. It doesn’t matter. God is with us. So, Revelation
chapter two verse 10 stipulates the church of Smyrna, which is one of the
only churches Christ
was pleased with, it and Philadelphia
in 3:10 Revelation. And what it meant was
is that you’re gonna be delivered up before
the synagogue of Satan when he comes as antichrist. You don’t have to worry. Just allow the Holy Spirit
to speak through you. That’s what it means. And I understand your
family problem there as I read on, and keep
peace in the family, and you’ll do fine. Ask God to handle it for you. Jamel from Mississippi. When you get delivered up
before the son of perdition, how do you get to where
he’s going to be at? He’ll see to that. Remember, he comes in
some fantastic vehicles with supernatural
powers and is able to transport people
quite rapidly. That would be no problem
for him to arrange. This would be Marie from Texas. My question is, how
will people know when Satan comes on Earth? When he does come,
please explain. Thank you. Well, he’s supernatural. It’s going to make
headlines everywhere that Christ has returned, and he’s coming in
prosperously and peacefully and people are loving him. There’s just one big problem. It’s the sixth trump
and it’s not the Christ. It’s the false Christ. And don’t worry. It’ll make headlines everywhere, because he is supernatural. He can snap his fingers and
lightning come down from heaven. That gets people’s attention, and that’s only one
of his little tricks. He’s got a whole
bag full of them, performing miracles
in the sight of man that will drive him bonkers
if you’re not educated in the word of God
to know he’s a fake. Ed from California. When if we or as God’s
elect convert a loved one who is on the other
side of the gulf during the millennium
do we bring them back to the right side with us? Can it be for multiple
people, or one at a time? What about our good friends? No, you’re mistaken. All you can do is advise them
to get their act together. They have to wait
until Satan is released a short season at
the end and take part in the second resurrection. God will accept no one
without their being tested on their own. You could advise them,
but they themselves when Satan is released
in Revelation chapter 20, a short season, will have to
make that stand against him and so it is. God doesn’t want
anybody that’s untested. So therefore, they have
to wait until that time, but that will be part
of your message to them. There’s only two resurrections. There’s the first one, and
then there’s the second one. The second one is at the
end of the millennium, and then comes something
else that is second. It’s called the second death. It’s to walk into the lake
of fire and be consumed. Carla, and Carla’s
from North Carolina. Mom always had all five
of us kids in church. However, I rebelled most
of my life throughout. I was told by many
that they felt I was destined for great
things from Father. Still I rebelled. I came to trust and
love God eight years ago and I listen to Shepherd’s
Chapel faithfully. My question is, could I
still be one of the elect with all the sins and the
mess I made for so long? When you repent,
it’s washed away. That’s the beauty
of Christianity. Do you know, this
is one of the things Paul had problems with. You talk about a sinner,
Paul was standing in Acts chapter seven
holding the coats of the people that
murdered Stephen. I mean, he was at war with
Christians, Paul was, big time. And then God struck him
down on the road to Damascus that day in Acts chapter nine, and certainly told him, you’re
one of my chosen vessels, and you will have
three-pronged message to the house of Israel,
to the Gentiles, and to the kings and
queens of the Ethnos. And so it is, but Paul always,
you see in his writings he would say, of
which I am least, because he went against
the church so strong. When he was on his
road to Damascus he had a legal
document in his pocket that give him the
right to go to Damascus and destroy the
Christian church. Not much has changed
over the period of time because Damascus
is not a safe place for a Christian to be today. And even in old Egypt,
that base nation, they destroy a lot of Christians
and a lot of churches. Yogish from Georgia. Is it possible for the Lord to send someone
from the wrong… I assume he was
hallucinating since he was heavily on heart. This is his father I think. Diabetic medications. Less than a month
lay after later after this visitation
he passed away, and recently on your
question and answer program you mentioned that
it is not unusual for the Lord to send a loved one that has already passed
away to comfort someone who is suffering, and
is this the transition, as in the transition of dying. My question is, is it
possible for the Lord to send someone from the
wrong side of the gulf? He probably would not. So if they came, they’re on
the right side of the gulf, and if I were you
I’d be very careful about judging which
side somebody is on. That’s God’s business, not ours. C from Virginia. Okay, let me see if I can find. I’m glad you watch the program. I have been incarcerated
25 years straight from 1987 for a
crime I committed, pleaded guilty to, and
have sought forgiveness, for I repented and
accepted Jesus as my Lord. When Jesus was at Calvary cross, and I see what you’re asking me. God can forgive. You know, even when he
demands capital punishment, still, there’s a trial coming, and we have no right to
say what he’s gonna say, ’cause he’s the judge. And certainly he is one
that believes in repentance, certainly is, always
has, and that’s why the Son himself died on
that cross at Calvary so that repentance would apply. Leon from Illinois. I remember reading
somewhere in the Bible, if you do not take care
of your parents and family that you are not
better than an infidel, but I do not recall where. Something to that effect. My son who studies the Bible
thinks I lost it perhaps. Let me know if I read it. You did, you read it
correctly, basically. It’s 1 Timothy chapter
five verse eight. Somebody, a man that will not
take care of his own family is worse than an infidel. 1 Timothy chapter
five verse eight. Donna from Texas. Pastor Murray, when Satan
comes at the sixth trump, is that when Michael
kicks him out of heaven? Yes, that’s why he comes. He’s no longer
welcome in heaven. Is he then put back in chains until the end of the millennium when God’s final judgment? He’s put back into the abyss, and there is a ban
placed upon him that he cannot affect
anyone spiritually and/or otherwise, meaning
during the millennium, not even his evil spirit
can be present on Earth, because he is totally,
completely secluded
to that abyss, that pit. Gordon from Kansas. Where do I find the
parable of the fig tree? Well, you will
find it in Mark 13. That’s one of the good
places to find it. You will find the prime
root of it in many places such as Christ wilting
the fig tree out of season in Jeremiah, which we just
completed, in chapter 24. In Jerusalem, the
sign of the fig tree where you would know
when the end was is when both the
good basket of figs and a bad basket of figs go back and establish the nation Israel. And naturally the fig tree
started in the garden itself. Well how did it
start in the garden? Well, that’s where Satan
seduced Eve and Adam. What did they make? They made aprons out of what? Fig leaves. And to understand the
parable of the fig tree, you’ve got to go all the way
back to there, that generation. Christine from Maryland. I’m sorry, it’s
probably Michigan. Maybe Maine. I’ll leave it there. My brother died in an accident. He said he didn’t believe, but I believe in
his heart he did. I wonder if he’s in heaven. And I know he read his Bible
and had a lot of questions. He was a good man
and I miss him. Well, we’re not to judge him. If he read his Bible
and he asked questions, his heart was probably right and he’s probably in good shape. And if not, you’ll be able to
help him in the millennium. But from what you have said,
I would say, don’t judge him. I’m sure he’s okay. Alice from Montana. When Satan is
here, when we pray, will he be able to hear
to hear our prayers? Not unless you
pray them out loud. If you pray them out loud, then
certainly he will hear them. God hears your prayers
whether you say them out loud or silently, because
he’s the cardial knower. But Satan does not have that
privilege nor that right. He must hear you say it. That’s why when you’re
planning something that’s extremely
important for God, it’s really kind of best
to keep it under wraps until you’ve got it nailed down where you know that it’s
going to be successful. Or if it’s something
that will injure him, he will throw every
block he possibly can against your actions. So as the old saying,
loose lips sink ships, and certainly when you’re
planning something for God that is especially powerful
and meaningful for God, be very careful. Melissa from Arizona. I am so thankful to God
for you and your program. Well, thank you. I watch every morning. God bless you. I’m looking forward to using
the Strong’s Concordance. You will enjoy it. I look forward to your program. Okay. Pastor Murray, how should I
go about telling my family? Should I start with Genesis? I would really like to
share what I have learned from God’s word. Thank you for your
monthly newsletter. Well you’re so welcome. You start by teaching
your family by seeds. You plant a little seed,
and then if they come to you and ask further
questions, answer them. But don’t dump the whole
thing on ’em all at one time. Gently and firmly
lead on into the truth and plant seeds like,
isn’t it wonderful to know where America is
mentioned in the Bible? The true house of Israel. And isn’t it wonderful to
know that we have a part, that God remembers us? And God depends upon
us, especially if you’re one of his elect. And just gently
bring that onto them. They’ll love you for it. And if they don’t, then
they’re still family. You love them anyway. And we’re out of time. I love you all because you
enjoy studying God’s word. Most of all, God
loves you for it. It makes his day when
you read his letter that he’s sent to you
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help us keep coming to you. Won’t you do that? You bless God, he
will always bless you. But most important though,
one thing real special, listen to me now. You stay in his word. Every day in his word is a
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