Verse(s) for today:
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8 KJV
But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Hebrews 13:16 KJV
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 KJV
Ivan Dambenieks has passed away...
I do not have the Funeral arrangements - I just got the News from Richard Phillips.
thank you, Richard
Globe & Mail Media:
Maui death toll reaches 96, making it deadliest U.S. wildfire in century:
The death toll from the Maui wildfires is now at 96, officials have said, making it the deadliest US wildfire in more than a century.
· The wildfire is Hawaii's worst natural disaster in history.
· The governor warns the death toll may increase as the search for bodies continues.
· State and federal agencies are working to aid those who survived.
The scale of the damage came into sharper focus on Saturday, as search teams with cadaver dogs sifted through the ruins of Lahaina, four days after a fast-moving blaze levelled the historic resort town, obliterating buildings and melting cars.
The cost to rebuild Lahaina was estimated at $US5.5 billion ($8.46 billion), according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with more than 2,200 structures damaged or destroyed and more than 850 hectares burned.
Governor Josh Green warned at a news conference on Saturday afternoon that the death toll would continue to rise as more bodies were discovered.
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Elon Musk was fined a huge chunk of change by the Biden administration for one stunning reason:
Elon Musk infuriated the establishment simply by purchasing Twitter.
The old regime allowed the government to get away with shocking amounts of interference.
And Musk was fined a huge chunk of change by the Biden administration for one stunning reason.
The D.C. establishment is desperate to nail Donald Trump to the wall, and anyone who stands in the way risks being collateral damage.
Elon Musk made himself a roadblock when he bought Twitter for $44 billion and took the company private.
Musk quickly uncovered vast amounts of collusion between the company and alphabet agencies.
Musk made himself a target for not playing ball with the establishment.
And he was forced to pay a huge fine for it.
The Department of Justice levied a $350,000 fine for not turning over access to Donald Trump’s Twitter account amid an investigation into January 6th.
That’s a massive sum of money to most Americans even if it’s not to Musk.
Musk appealed the fine, and the whole ordeal was laid out in court documents.
Warrant raises questions if it’s all part of another Democrat opposition research attempt against Trump.
The legal document read, “The district court issued a search warrant in a criminal case, directing appellant Twitter, Inc. (‘Twitter’) to produce information to the government related to the Twitter account ‘@realDonaldTrump.’ The search warrant was served along with a nondisclosure order that prohibited Twitter from notifying anyone about the existence or contents of the warrant. Twitter initially delayed production of the materials required by the search warrant while it unsuccessfully litigated objections to the nondisclosure order. Although Twitter ultimately complied with the warrant, the company did not fully produce the requested information until three days after a court-ordered deadline. The district court thus held Twitter in contempt and imposed a $350,000 sanction for its delay.”
The DOJ was eager to find anything it could use against Trump.
At least they bothered with a rubber stamp warrant this time — tech and telecom companies often hand Americans’ communications over without one.
The document continued, “In this appeal, Twitter argues that the nondisclosure order violated the First Amendment and the Stored Communications Act; that the district court should have stayed its enforcement of the search warrant until after Twitter’s objections to the nondisclosure order were resolved; and that the district court abused its discretion by holding Twitter in contempt and imposing the sanction. We affirm the district court in all respects.”
It’s quite disturbing that the government can go on a fishing expedition based on its own fabricated narrative.
If Musk had not taken over Twitter, the DOJ would’ve easily gotten access to Trump’s Twitter account without any fuss.
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***Rebuild the Nation "from the bottom up":
The answer to globalists who want to "build back better" from the top down, is Christians who want to rebuild from the bottom up. One way God can facilitate this transition is by destroying the top-down power sources while encouraging us to build our own bottom-up power sources at the state/provincial level, municipal level, and prepper-home level. In the following one-hour interview, Lieutenant Colonel Tommy Walker and Rev. Kevin Jessip tell how God has been working with us to do exactly that.
Meanwhile I pray that the Communist Chinese Party will collapse as unexpectedly as the Soviet Communist Party did, and that we can imprison the agents and infiltrators they sent into the west over past decades.
LTC Tommy Waller and Rev. Kevin Jessip combine their extensive knowledge and experience in the area of EMP threats and our civilian power grid’s current vulnerabilities with the latest updates on global EMP capabilities and discuss the devastating effects. Are greedy industry owners and powers-that-be prioritizing profit over protection? Are we prepared to live without electricity? Has World War III already started? Find out about the ramifications of the current administration’s suspension of President Trump’s 2020 Grid System Security Executive Order, The top threats facing America today and the 5 things the Supreme Court needs to overturn. You’ll want to watch this episode again and again!
London's Homeless Hubs:
From the comments (priceless), a reader said...
"The [next] hub to be used as an experiment should be located in the parking garage at City Hall. That way City Councilors can get a daily first-hand view on how successful the hubs will be. The participants get to live and enjoy life in the downtown core not hidden away from view on some obscure side street. Since London is going green to combat climate change city employees no longer need parking. They can take the transit system or make use of all those unused bicycle lanes. A win, win for the taxpayers."
London’s first homeless hubs won’t be near parks, elementary schools, childcare centres, splash pads or wading pools, or inside residential neighbourhoods, says a soon-to-be-released plan for their implementation. Instead, the first hubs would be located on major roads and transit routes, with none of those placed in Old East Village, the Dundas Street downtown flex street or Richmond Row, the plan says.
Each hub and its 25 to 35 beds would cost about $2.7 million a year to operate, although the specific costs would vary depending on size and other factors.
The capital costs for each hub are estimated at $2 million, depending on the amount of construction or renovation to existing buildings.
Those costs would be outweighed by the millions of dollars now spent on policing, paramedics and hospital visits and stays for London’s most vulnerable homeless people, the plan says.
The first detailed look at the operation of the hubs, the key pieces of a new homelessness and health system in London, is contained in a 46-page report heading to city council next week and on an agenda set to be made public on Wednesday.
Developed by members of the Health and Homelessness Network, the plan outlines the functions, operations and criteria for location for the hubs.
“The implementation plan represents the first time, clearly written down, what a system looks like for our region that is actually responding to people who are living in homeless or underhoused situations,” Dr. Alex Summers, the top public health official for London and Middlesex County, said.
“For the people who are living on the streets, there is a system supporting them, not just a sector with a whole bunch of individual players.”
Although the hubs have been discussed for several months, many questions have surfaced about how they will work and what they will do.
“The definition of drop-in, in a hub, means a staffed space that is open 24/7 where anyone can walk in the front door, access immediate basic needs and stabilization support, and is a conduit to services,” the implementation plan says. “Hubs exist to help the highest acuity individuals move safely indoors, stabilize, access supports and become sustainably housed.
“That means that every interaction is an active and intentional effort to enable an individual’s next steps toward housing.”
The city’s new homelessness and health plan would create up to 15 hubs, and up to 600 supported housing units to ease a crisis that has seen almost 200 people living without homes die since 2020.
“The first and most important outcome of success expected is a decrease in preventable deaths,” the hub plan states.
In addition, the hubs would help people get safely inside and reduce stress on the community and health care, emergency services and social systems “and, eventually, greater financial and human resources available to address other community needs,” the plan says.
“These interventions and those to come will mean that fewer vulnerable people will be experiencing unsheltered homelessness on London’s streets, and the associated impacts to community and businesses,” the plan says.
About 2,000 Londoners are considered homeless, with several hundred sleeping and living outside with little shelter beyond tents, tarps and doorways.
People without homes are over-represented in calls for police help, emergency room visits, calls for paramedics, mental crisis interventions – costing millions of dollars a year for Londoners alone.
The homelessness situation has become what most consider a crisis, with the numbers of people struggling skyrocketing after the COVID-19 pandemic, the rising costs of living and the ongoing onslaught of opioids.
“Throughout 2022, Londoners from many sectors and backgrounds said, loud and clear, that something needed to change – to save lives, to better deliver health care and housing for the most marginalized community members in London, and to address the whole of community impacts of this crisis,” the plan notes.
That led to about 200 people from about 70 organizations gathering over the winter to create what they called a “whole of community response” to the homeless crisis.
The response is not a plan, but an entirely new and transformational system to address the many complex challenges – mental and physical illnesses, entrenched poverty, deep trauma, addiction, and loss of self – faced especially by those living outside, proponents say.
“What makes this plan and the process to design it truly different and unique is a commitment by a range of individuals and organizations to come together to work differently in a collaborative model that has broken down silos and brought together collective expertise and good practises to build a cohesive system,” the hubs plan states.
Working together is the key to the hubs working, said Sean Warren, care facilitator at London InterCommunity Health Centre and a co-chair of the implementation group. “We’re asking the hubs to fill a lot of key functions for folks to make sure that we’re doing as best we can to provide as many critical services to individuals, where they might choose to access them.”
The hubs have to integrate into the community, the plan states, and organizers envision tours for the public, shared projects such as public art and consistent communication with neighbourhood and business associations.
“The interesting thing about the hubs is we are trying to embed community engagement and development into the program so that we are working with our neighbours and our communities to improve that relationship,” said Chuck Lazenby, executive director of The Unity Project shelter.
“It’s absolutely possible” to design a hub with minimal impact on the neighbourhood, said Lazenby, pointing to the Unity Project as an example.
The design and operation of hubs can aid good relations with neighbours, including measures that encourage private gathering of residents and mitigate loitering, the plan states.
The core functions of the hubs are outlined in the plan, with the minimum standards detailed.
“This is an attempt to provide some guidance around standardizing functions to a certain degree across the hubs,” Warren said. “It’s important that if somebody is receiving service at a hub in one neighborhood, and for whatever reason requires a shift to another hub, they have a baseline understanding about what they’ll receive, and they won’t be exposed to any gaps in their service.”
The hub implementation plan took advice and help from more than 60 people, including those who have lived with or are living with homelessness, Warren said.
That will continue, he said.
“When we’re on the ground and things are running, there’s going to be a lot of lessons learned about what’s working, what’s not working, and new and more creative and innovative ideas from the folks that are accessing these these services,” Warren said.
The plan doesn’t say exactly where the hubs should go. That will be up to city council to determine.
The location criteria for the first hubs are set in the plan, however.
The plan recommends the hubs add capacity – rather than re-purpose existing shelter beds – and be located in areas that already have emergency care establishment zoning under city bylaws.
“We have heard and understand that Londoners share a spirit of compassion and a desire for new approaches to this crisis, and also some concern and anxiety about Hub operations and how locations may impact the places they live and work. All of this perspective was considered,” the plan states.
“Given the urgency of the current crisis, the first five Hubs should be built in pre-existing properties, which can be renovated to meet the unique needs of priority populations and optimized for the consistent delivery of functions and standards of care,” the plan states.
The hubs are not the cure-all for homelessness, and won’t serve the entire homeless population, the plan notes.
WHAT ARE THEY: 24/7 safe places: provides immediate basic needs, including clothing, food, rest, water, wound care, hygiene. 25-30 beds are transitional (a reserved stay with a bed dedicated to an individual); 5-10 are respite beds (non-reserved, with flexible in and out and participant-defined length). Next steps to discussions about care and connections to housing.
WHAT THEY ALSO INCLUDE: Housing help, getting income supports, transportation aid, justice system services for people about to be discharged from jail or currently in the court system.
SPECIAL MEDICAL HUB: For people with acute medical diagnosis and/or issues that pose high risk of death if not managed. Could include people who refuse hospital treatment or need followup treatment after hospital stay.
HEALTH CARE IN HUBS: May include but is not limited to: wound care, foot care, managing medications (for those in transitional beds), nursing assessments, primary care, mental health care, access to psychiatry (on-call) and access or referral to the harm reduction and substance use continuum of support and treatment.
STAFF RATIOS: One staff member to eight to 10 participants, beds in a private space, not a dorm, some beds for couples. Each person supported by a case worker to build trust and move forward with housing plans.
SUBSTANCE USE: Up to participants to determine what if any steps they want to take. Harm reduction will be one foundation of care, but supports will range, depending on individual’s desires, to prevention, support, stabilization and treatment. Abstinence and harm reduction, if an individual’s goals, are equally valued and not mutually exclusive.
ACCESS TO HUB: Through agencies, justice system services, paramedics, police, hospitals, self-referral, families and caregivers, businesses and community. One number for anyone to call, to be created through a request for proposals.
DESIGN: 8,000 to 10,000 square feet of multi-use space; side entry off of street – for privacy and management; fenced private space – for program delivery, stabilization and gathering; Green space to support recreation and for those with pets; general design and landscaping – to mirror characteristics of neighbouring properties; Awning/weather protection for outside engagement.
INSIDE: Separate spaces for transitional beds and respite beds, for stability for those in longer term transitional beds. Transitional bed space to include commercial kitchen (not for participants), single rooms, shared washrooms for three to four people, laundry, space for meetings, counselling, primary care. Separate space for crisis de-escalation. Beds in individual rooms, nor dorms.
NEXT STEPS: Pending approval of the Hubs plan by city council, effort will shift to select lead agencies for first hubs with hopes of opening the first hubs this fall.
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I just learned King Josiah and Hezekiah turned the altars of pagan temples into toilets:
I know some Christians who might be offended by ancient Israel's methods of tearing down pagan temples and desecrating so-called holy places.
The story in 2 Kings 23 tells of how King Josiah destroyed all of the altars and idols of pagan gods that were in the temple and, as archaeologists later discovered, in their destruction of these idols, Josiah and the Israelites actually made the altars into literal toilets.
Not very winsome of Josiah. I guess he was more concerned with serving God than making the world like him!
This discovery, as covered by Newsweek back in 2017, shows just how serious these Israelites were about tearing down false religions.
Archaeologists have discovered a symbolic toilet from the eighth century B.C. in Jerusalem that could be a clue to religious reforms in the Kingdom of Judah. Religious reforms, in this case, is a euphemism for quite literally defecating on the holy places one wishes to drive out of business.
The stone toilet sits in Tel Lachish, a sprawling Iron Age city and the Kingdom of Judah's most important one after the capitol, Jerusalem. It was found in what the archaeologists believe to be a gate-shrine within Israel's largest ancient city gate. The ruler at that time, King Hezekiah, enacted campaigns of religious worship and reform that made their way into the Hebrew Bible on multiple occasions.
Newsweek attributes this likely to King Hezekiah, although it's entirely possible that this could also be a work of the good King Josiah as well.
It's also documented in 2 Kings 10:27 that Jehu previously implemented the practice of turning altars to false gods into literal toilets:
And they demolished the pillar of Baal, and demolished the house of Baal, and made it a latrine to this day.
It is important for believers to reconcile Christ's rebuke of James and John for wanting to call down fire from heaven on unbelievers (Luke 9), as well as Christ's admonition against the sword to Peter (Matthew 26), with the realization that though now is the time for patience and forgiveness, there will come a day when Christ returns with a sword to judge the living and the dead and place all enemies under His feet (Revelation 19, Matthew 25, 2 Timothy 4:1). We tend to forget this to our very great error.
At that point, making the altars of Baal into toilets will seem nice by contrast!
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· QFS Dates, Dr Scott Young: Aug. 20ish Back Wall for Financial, Sept. 15, Back Wall for Political: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-UuQ4XHN5w
· Q DROP 101:How many days in the large Military worldwide Operation starting Wed. 9 Aug.? 10 What day is the BRICS Summit announcement of a new Gold backed world? 22 Aug. Which is what? Nesara Gesara public announcement. Looks about right.
· On Aug. 22-24 BRICS' original five members - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - were due to convene in Johannesburg South Africa and formally announce the Global Currency Reset during their Summit meetings.
· Aug. 2023: Exposure, arrests of major and local Satanic Child Sacrifice and Pedophile Groups.
· Sat. 2 Sept from 12pm-11pm Save Our Children DC Event at the National Mall between 3rd&4th Street. …Citizen Reporter Nancy Drew
· When Trump’s presidency ended, JFK Jr. would come in as President, while Trump would be elevated to Global Financial Ambassador to make the GESARA changes around the Globe according to Bruce.
· Fall 2023 Massive protests and riots were forecasted to shake Canada’s core, ushering in a winter of discontent in the latter part of 2023 and early 2024.
· 2026: U.S. (public) Tribunals slated for 2026 would coincide with Canadian Tribunals and World Tribunals that would connect everything from Deep State Human Trafficking, to World Plandemic Deep State Operations, to creation of the Virus.
· Sometime soon the Supreme Court would announce their decision on the Brunson Case and another 2020 Voter Fraud case before the Court. That decision was likely to reverse the 2020 Election due to massive Election Fraud. Such would then dissolve the Biden Administration and all of Congress and likely be accompanied by activation of the Emergency Broadcast System where the Military would take over for a short period of time until new elections could be held.