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First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” – 1 Timothy 2:1-2.

 

As I was just reading, my dear brothers and sisters were praying for the homeless and the sick. In following the Christian Holy Scripture reading at the Presidential Prayer Team, I would also prayer for the Housing and Urban Development/Veterans Assisted Shared Housing, the Public Housing Authorities across the country. Good Orderly Direction-to lift them up and provide a way for homeless veterans, especially disabled homeless veterans find housing/homes for the remainder of their days. That they don't fall through the cracks and miss out on the blessings that they so richly deserve. I do apologize if this prayer is a bit self-centered.

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1 hour ago, rdjjsj092501 said:

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” – 1 Timothy 2:1-2.

 

As I was just reading, my dear brothers and sisters were praying for the homeless and the sick. In following the Christian Holy Scripture reading at the Presidential Prayer Team, I would also prayer for the Housing and Urban Development/Veterans Assisted Shared Housing, the Public Housing Authorities across the country. Good Orderly Direction-to lift them up and provide a way for homeless veterans, especially disabled homeless veterans find housing/homes for the remainder of their days. That they don't fall through the cracks and miss out on the blessings that they so richly deserve. I do apologize if this prayer is a bit self-centered.

 

 

 

Our veterans need and deserve a lot more than prayer.  They need and deserve real, actual support, for lives of comfort and dignity.

 

Thank you for your service.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Jonathan H. B. Lobl said:

 

Our veterans need and deserve a lot more than prayer.  They need and deserve real, actual support, for lives of comfort and dignity.

 

Thank you for your service.

 

 

I find this soo confusing... either Croatia is such a wealthy nation compared to the USA or something else is going on (and I really do not know what), but Croatian war veterans get all kinds of privileges like housing, tax exemptions, pensions that rival medical healthcare specialists salaries et cetera... how come the USA is treating it's veterans so poorly? 

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31 minutes ago, RevBogovac said:

 

I find this soo confusing... either Croatia is such a wealthy nation compared to the USA or something else is going on (and I really do not know what), but Croatian war veterans get all kinds of privileges like housing, tax exemptions, pensions that rival medical healthcare specialists salaries et cetera... how come the USA is treating it's veterans so poorly? 

Sadly, I think because of so many politicians being beholden to big pharma and other corporate lobbyist. The worst side of capitalism.

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14 minutes ago, RevBogovac said:

 

I find this soo confusing... either Croatia is such a wealthy nation compared to the USA or something else is going on (and I really do not know what), but Croatian war veterans get all kinds of privileges like housing, tax exemptions, pensions that rival medical healthcare specialists salaries et cetera... how come the USA is treating it's veterans so poorly? 

 

 

First off, America is a land of slogans.  Americans think that all we have to do is get a bumper sticker.  The sticker says -- Support our troops.  In America, people think that this is actually doing something -- or giving a crap.  Actually fixing the V.A. would really mean something.

 

Second, Americans can't tell the difference between words and deeds.  A nation that actually trusted God, would never have -- In God we trust -- as a national motto.  They would be too busy actually living those words.  Not pretending.

 

It's all part of the same gap between words and deeds.  Like saying how much we value children, then not funding education.  Like respecting our elders, then cutting back on social Security and Medicare.  Like praising valor, then not funding the Veterans Hospitals.

 

In America, when we say -- I will pray for you -- congratulations.  That is their actual contribution to your problems.  They can not tell the difference between prayer and actually doing something.

 

Remember:  When all has been said and done, a lot more has been said than done."

 

 

 

:bad:

 

 

 

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15 minutes ago, Key said:

Sadly, I think because of so many politicians being beholden to big pharma and other corporate lobbyist. The worst side of capitalism.

 

 

We can speak more plainly than that.  It's because our politicians are vote sucking whores, who depend on money from the deep pocket corporate interests.  Because the stupid, uninformed sheep who vote for them, let them get away with their lies.

 

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21 hours ago, Jonathan H. B. Lobl said:

 

 

First off, America is a land of slogans.  Americans think that all we have to do is get a bumper sticker.  The sticker says -- Support our troops.  In America, people think that this is actually doing something -- or giving a crap.  Actually fixing the V.A. would really mean something.

 

Second, Americans can't tell the difference between words and deeds.  A nation that actually trusted God, would never have -- In God we trust -- as a national motto.  They would be too busy actually living those words.  Not pretending.

 

It's all part of the same gap between words and deeds.  Like saying how much we value children, then not funding education.  Like respecting our elders, then cutting back on social Security and Medicare.  Like praising valor, then not funding the Veterans Hospitals.

 

In America, when we say -- I will pray for you -- congratulations.  That is their actual contribution to your problems.  They can not tell the difference between prayer and actually doing something.

 

Remember:  When all has been said and done, a lot more has been said than done."

 

 

 

:bad:

 

 

 

Quite disturbing, yet true. Now I'm depressed for our country.

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17 minutes ago, Key said:

Quite disturbing, yet true. Now I'm depressed for our country.

 

 

It is the joy of being awake.  Would you rather go back to being asleep?

 

If the sheep understood their shepherds, they would take their chances with the wolves.

 

:bye:

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50 minutes ago, Jonathan H. B. Lobl said:

[...] If the sheep understood their shepherds, they would take their chances with the wolves. [...]

 

Where can I order that bumpersticker? :whist:

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6 hours ago, Jonathan H. B. Lobl said:

 

 

The ancient rams had horns.     :bye:

 

 

Yes!!!

 

PS. Although there are people who would argue that both modern sheep as well as dogs have been created from day 1 (or was it 4) instead of purposefully bred/evolved...

 

:coffee:

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2 hours ago, RevBogovac said:

 

 

Yes!!!

 

PS. Although there are people who would argue that both modern sheep as well as dogs have been created from day 1 (or was it 4) instead of purposefully bred/evolved...

 

:coffee:

 

 

True, but not my point.

 

"Modern" sheep depend on shepherds -- and politicians -- to do their thinking for them.  To lead them to green grass and slaughter.  To fleece them for a lifetime, then off to the slaughter.  The ancient rams had horns.  It was how they dealt with wolves, politicians -- and shepherds.

 

:umbrella:

 

Psalm 23:  "The Lord is my shepherd,....."           :rolleyes:     The biggest con in history, was persuading rams to become sheep -- that they needed shepherds.     :sigh2:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Jonathan H. B. Lobl said:

True, but not my point.

 

"Modern" sheep depend on shepherds -- and politicians -- to do their thinking for them.  To lead them to green grass and slaughter.  To fleece them for a lifetime, then off to the slaughter.  The ancient rams had horns.  It was how they dealt with wolves, politicians -- and shepherds.

 

:umbrella:

 

Psalm 23:  "The Lord is my shepherd,....."           :rolleyes:     The biggest con in history, was persuading rams to become sheep -- that they needed shepherds.     :sigh2:

 

 

I got that... was just being snarky in my PS. Sorry for that. And thanks for clarifying! :coffee:

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On 3/9/2021 at 10:28 AM, Jonathan H. B. Lobl said:

 

 

It is the joy of being awake.  Would you rather go back to being asleep?

 

If the sheep understood their shepherds, they would take their chances with the wolves.

 

:bye:

Was already woke. But the levels of absurdity continues to surprise me.

And I wouldn't be sure of the sheep taking their chances with wolves. as the wolves are merciless. But at least they'd give a good chase. :bye:

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1 hour ago, Key said:

Was already woke. But the levels of absurdity continues to surprise me.

And I wouldn't be sure of the sheep taking their chances with wolves. as the wolves are merciless. But at least they'd give a good chase. :bye:

 

:umbrella:

I don't know what happened to the old rams.  They lost their horns and their minds.  I think it's a warning and a lesson for Atheists.  The Lord is my shepherd.  I shall not want.  What did happen to those horns?  They should maybe "grow a pair".  Double meaning intended.

 

:umbrella:

 

 

 

 

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On 5/12/2021 at 6:42 PM, Key said:

[...] And I wouldn't be sure of the sheep taking their chances with wolves. as the wolves are merciless. But at least they'd give a good chase. :bye:

 

Still better odds than with the sheperds... :coffee:

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