December 1, 2017
Christian Media Daily
The Apocalypse Chronicles TV Program – 2 Hours of Bible Prophecy – Updated Each Week
This week on the video program, James Lloyd continues the extraordinary look at the stunning phenomenon of Twin Timelines, and reviews how these help us to understand the true nature of the powers of the heavens -- in particular, the Triuniverse concept of how the Spiritual Architecture conforms to Zechariah's 13th chapter wherein two parts are finite, and the third part is of the LORD. With this, we may identify the LORD, the Antichrist Spirit, and the Spirit of the False Prophet. The media players on this page play the radio version of the program, and the media player that plays the video program is found HERE.
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Congressional Accountability And Hush Fund Elimination Act —"Hush Fund" May Soon Not Be So Hush–Hush
Jody Brown, Steve Jordahl
Members of Congress who have used taxpayer money to quiet their sexual harassment accusers could very well be identified under legislation being put forth by several of their colleagues. Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D–California) sent shockwaves through Washington’s halls of power recently with this bit of testimony, " Speier: There are 2 members of Congress, Republican and Democrat — right now, who serve — who have engaged in sexual harassment." Since then, 3 have been "outed" But given that $17 million have reportedly been paid out over the last 20 years for all manner of employment claims against members of Congress, it’s possible that many more will be "unmasked." A bipartisan bill introduced seeks to unmask members of Congress who have been accused of settling sexual harassment lawsuits using taxpayer money. One of the co–sponsors of the Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act is Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R–Tennessee), said she was "completely disgusted" when she heard of the existence of the hush fund. It’s time to "bring some sunshine [and] accountability" to the issue. Congresswoman Blackburn said, "Let’s end this practice [of] personal bailouts," She added "… Those who have used this money – taxpayer dollars – to pay these settlements and claims, they need to pay that money back, with interest." Conservative group: Quit protecting perverts in Congress AFA Action is on-board with Blackburn and co–sponsor Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida). Spokesman Rob Chambers says Americans want to know names, how much, and for what. "These funds don’t come from the congressman’s or congresswoman–s particular account – these funds come from the U.S. Treasury," he explains. A big part of the problem, according to AFA Action, comes from a bill called the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, which ironically did the exact opposite. There is a confidentiality part that’s written into the law – and they knew this in 1995." Spokesman Chambers continued, "So it’s basically a shroud, a means for the swamp to protect itself." AFA Action is circulating a petition to bring sunshine to that dark corner of Congress. "We’re asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to release the names of those members of both the Senate and House who have used federal funds to pay for settlement charges," says Chambers. "We’re also asking for these 2 leaders in the House and Senate to make known the amount that they settled for – and I think they ought to pay the money back with interest."
In an Action Alert to its supporters, AFA Action documents the history of the 1995 Congressional Accountability Act, pointing out that it was sponsored by Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, voted for by many current members of Congress, and fast–tracked through Congress in less than 3 weeks before being signed by then-President Bill Clinton.
☛REPORT: REP. CONYERS SETTLED 2015 COMPLAINT FOR $27,000 OVER SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
Former Staffer Said One Of Her Duties Was To Keep A List Of Women And Call Them At His Request And If Necessary Have Them Flown In Using Congressional Funds
Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances, BuzzFeed News reported Monday. The website reported that Conyers’ office paid the woman over $27,000 to settle the complaint under a confidentiality agreement. BuzzFeed also published affidavits from former staff members who said they had witnessed Conyers touching female staffers inappropriately — rubbing their legs and backs — or requesting sexual favors. One former staffer said one of her duties was "to keep a list of women and call them at his request and, if necessary, have them flown in using Congressional resources. The staffer continued, I assumed he was having affairs with them.
✟JESUS BANNED FORM BUSES IN WASHINGTON DC—BUT GAY HOOKUP ADS ALLOWED
Transit Authority Rejects Ad Depicting Silhouette Of 3 Shepherds Walking With Sheep Beneath Shining North Star
The Archdiocese of Washington wanted to extend an invitation to commuters to find the perfect Christmas gift by advertising on city buses, but the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) threw up a roadblock. The advertisement depicted silhouettes of 3 shepherds walking at night with tall canes and sheep beneath a shining North Star. Emblazoned across the ad is the phrase: "FIND THE PERFECT GIFT." The transit authority rejected the ad because it "depicts a religious scene and thus seeks to promote religion, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the Archdiocese of Washington against the WMATA. To borrow from a favorite Christmas story, under WMATA’s guidelines, if the ads are about packages, boxes or bags… if Christmas comes from a store… then it seems WMATA approves," spokesman Ed McFadden said in a statement. "But if Christmas means a little bit more, WMATA plays Grinch." The transit authority might have reconsidered its ban on the Catholic Church’s advertisement had they been selling goods and services, the lawsuit alleges. However, as we all know ̬ the perfect Christmas gift cannot be bought. The perfect gift came from a much Higher Authority. The WMATA issued this statement: In 2015, WMATA changed its advertising space to a nonpublic and prohibits issue–oriented advertising, including political, religious and advocacy advertising. The ad in question was declined because it is prohibited by WMATA’s current advertising guidelines. WMATA’s revised advertising guidelines prohibit "advertisements that promote or oppose any religion, religious practice or belief," the Archdiocese alleges. "We believe rejection of this ad to be a clear violation of fundamental free speech and a limitation on the exercise of our faith," general counsel Kim Fiorentino said in a statement. "We look forward to presenting our case to affirm the right of all to express such viewpoints in the public square." While the Archdiocese of Washington may not be welcome to advertise on public buses, the transit authority is more than happy to promote other enterprises — like gay hookup websites. In other words, the transit authority’s decision to banish the Archdiocese is not nice — and definitely naughty.
✇ YOUTUBE PULLS PLUG ON BIBLE VIDEOS
Sites Targeted By "Flagging" By Activist Groups To Generate Complaints From Those “Who Disagree With Our Views”
Videos promoting ISIS and violent jihad can be found on YouTube. So can those of the KKK, communists and antifa. But Bible lessons and Biblical radio programs posted on the personal channel of Carl Gallups, a popular pastor and author, can’t be seen nor heard, the channel was terminated over Thanksgiving weekend without explanation, even though there had been no “marks” against it and he rigorously followed the rules. It’s not the first time a faith–focused or conservative–oriented channel has been censored by YouTube. At least 3 other major cases developed this year, against columnists Michelle Malkin, Michael Brown and Dennis Prager, all of whom have conservative views. Nor is it the only time there’s been a hint that the company is not fond of conservative thought. An undercover video by Project Veritas captured Earnest Pettie, the brand and diversity curation lead at YouTube, admitting he helped "push to the top" the videos of an editor for the Left–leaning New York Times. That means, he said, the channel’s termination “has caused great harm to our messaging ability and done irreparable damage to our relationships within the professional community.” He said he suspects he was targeted by a "flagging" effort by an activist group to generate complaints from those “who disagree with our views and opinions.” WND reported last month a lawsuit was filed on behalf of WND columnist Dennis Prager in his fight with YouTube. The complaint expressed outrage over how the online giants “use their restricted mode filtering not to protect younger or sensitive viewers from "inappropriate" video content, but as a political gag mechanism to silence Prager.”
Debates I had with rabbis were flagged; powerful stories, like a Muslim woman being healed by Jesus, were flagged; videos where I answered questions like, "Should Christians Home school Their Children?" or "Did Jesus Claim to Be God?" were flagged, along with videos of spiritual encouragement (like the one encouraging believers to look to the Lord in the midst of chaos), he said. Teaching videos were flagged (like the one explaining that the preface to the King James Version of the Bible refutes King James Onlyism), along with motivational videos (like the one where I talked about how I lost 95 lbs.). All these were flagged, along with the many videos that focused on LGBT issues or radical Islam or politics. Seriously? “If you post videos on YouTube radicalizing Muslim viewers to kill innocent people, YouTube will leave you alone. But if you post a video on YouTube honoring innocent people murdered by barbaric jihadists, your video will get banned. In January, the YouTube account of the blog Legal Insurrection, by Cornell Law professor William Jacobson, was ended. Videos posted on YouTube can be rated by viewers. An individual can click the "like" button (a "thumbs up" icon) or the dislike button (a "thumbs down" icon). A viewer also can click a "flag" icon to tell YouTube a video a certain video is; "inappropriate."
♝DAY OF RECKONING: FCC CHAIRMAN AJIT PAI SLAMS SILICON VALLEY FOR CENSORING CONSERVATIVES
"When it comes to an open Internet, Twitter is part of the problem"
In his speech on Net Neutrality reform today, FCC chairman Ajit Pai called out Twitter, YouTube and other Silicon Valley giants for their long track record of censoring conservative viewpoints. Mr Pai specifically called out a number of big tech companies, including Twitter, for opposing Net Neutrality reform on the grounds that it threatens a "free and open internet," while engaging in widespread censorship on their own platforms. "I love Twitter, and I use it all the time" he said. "But let’s not kid ourselves; when it comes to an open Internet, Twitter is part of the problem. The company has a viewpoint and uses that viewpoint to discriminate." In further comments, the FCC chairman specifically called out the censorship of Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s pro–life ad, which was blocked by Twitter for "inflammatory speech."
❅AS AMERICA GIVES THANKS, HOMELESSNESS CONTINUES TO SET NEW RECORDS IN MAJOR CITIES ALL OVER THE NATION
Number Of Homelessness Not Seen “Since The Great Depression” In Major Cities All Over The Country
Michael Snyder | SGL
The Number of Homeless people are at levels not seen “since the Great Depression” in major cities all over the country. Now that the U.S. economy is in better shape than the previous 8 year under Obama’s stewardship we would expect that the number of people that are homeless would be going down or at least stabilizing. Instead, we have a growing national crisis on our hands. In fact, within the past 2 years at least 10 cities or municipal regions in California, Oregon and Washington have declared a state of emergency because the number of homeless is growing so rapidly. Things are particularly bad in southern California, and this year the Midnight Mission will literally be feeding a small army of people that have nowhere to sleep at night… Thanksgiving meals was served to thousands of homeless and near–homeless individuals on Skid Row and in Pasadena and Canoga Park. Georgia Berkovich, its director of public affairs says that homelessness hasn’t been this bad in southern California “since the Great Depression”, they serve more than a million meals a year. According to an article published earlier this year, the number of homeless people living in Los Angeles County has never been higher… The number of homeless people in Los Angeles has jumped to a new record, as city officials grapple with a humanitarian crisis of proportions remarkable for a modern American metropolis. Municipal leaders said that a recent count over several nights found 55,188 homeless people living in a survey region comprising most of Los Angeles County, up more than 25% from last year. We see the same thing happening when we look at the east coast. The numbers from New York City, in recent years the number of homeless people has grown. Whereas rents increased by 18% between 2005 and 2015, incomes rose by 5%. When Rudy Giuliani entered City Hall in 1994, 24,000 people lived in shelters. About 31,000 lived in them when Mike Bloomberg became mayor in 2002. When Bill de Blasio entered City Hall in 2014, 51,500 did. The number of homeless people now in shelters is around 63,000. For New York, this is the highest that the homeless population has been since the Great Depression, and city leaders are trying to come up with a solution. Meanwhile, things are so bad in Seattle that have popped up&38230; Housing prices are soaring here thanks to the tech industry, but the boom comes with a consequence: A surge in homelessness marked by 400 unauthorized tent camps in parks, under bridges, on freeway medians and along busy sidewalks. The liberal city is trying to figure out what to do. Homelessness is at epidemic levels all over the U.S., and this crisis is getting worse with each passing day. Some communities are trying to care for their growing homeless populations, but others are simply trying to force them to go somewhere else. They are doing this by essentially making it illegal to be homeless. In some cities it is now a crime to engage in "public camping", to "block a walkway" or to create any sort of "temporary structure for human habitation"'. The number of homeless children in our country has increased by about 60% since the end of the last recession. And there are thousands upon thousands of military veterans that are homeless.