This will be a new section on my website and different from BWV Comment and Barber's Soap Box. These articles will represent my opinion on news issues not necessarily specific news articles.
Here we go.
What Trump and Ryan Are Not Telling the American People About Their Healthcare Bill
Late Tuesday night the crafters of the GOP healthcare reform bill added an amendment that allowed for members of Congress and their staffers to retain popular Obamacare provisions such as preexisting conditions even if their home states opt out of those provisions. For example, say state "A" opted out of that aspect of the law, Congress and their staffers would still get the benefit while the residents of that state would not meaning their premiums could skyrocket.
The amendment is known as the MacArthur Amendment, which allows states to choose which provisions of Obamacare they want to opt out of. This amendment is the result of a compromise between the Freedom Caucus and the Moderate Tuesday Group and to heck with the American people.
According to the article, "The best evidence yet that the new GOP repeal plan is a disaster for people’s health care is that the GOP exempted members of Congress from living under it,” Leslie Dach, director of the liberal-aligned Protect Our Care Campaign, told The Hill".
Remember when the first version was hastily released due to pressure from President Trump, it still had an Obamacare-like mandate - the insurance companies could penalize anyone that failed to either obtain health insurance or that cancelled their insurance and later decided to take it. The revenue from the mandate penalties went to the insurance companies.
This is just more evidence Congress takes care of its members as a special ruling class and to hell with the American people. The GOP is no different than the democrats when it comes to perks and special favors. We know they already get insider information from the banks on stock investments, otherwise how do they arrive in Congress with modest financial means and leave millionaires - they durn sure do not get rich on their salaries.
I don't trust the GOP to do the right thing by the American people anymore than I do the democrats. The good old boys club in D.C. is out for themselves not the sheeple.
How Do I Grade President Trump the First 100 Days
While President Trump has done some good things in his first 100 days (personally think that is nonsense), he has either back-pedaled or has ignored his campaign promises.
On the campaign trail, he said he would get rid of DACA (dreamer act never passed by Congress), but he hasn't addressed it. He also said from day one as president, he would start building the Border Wall and Mexico would pay for it. Now he has put it on the back burner so the GOP can shake hands with the democrats by raising the debt ceiling again in order to prevent a government shut-down. In addition, he has not found a way to pay for it yet. Instead he wants the American taxpayer to fund the project and hope we will get reimbursed from Mexico - don't hold your breath.
He said many times, the Iran deal was very bad for the American people and that as president he would scrap the current deal and negotiate a better one. As yet he has done nothing.
His immigration policy is 0-3 as the liberal 9th Circuit Court is blocking him at every turn.
His tax reform proposal just came out today and one thing I noticed there are no more deductions for mortgage insurance and charitable contributions. I have not studied the whole proposal, but will read it tonight.
In contrast to the above, he has executed EO's to improve the economy and create jobs here in America as well as to reverse job-killing Obama regulations. However, as one miner told a Fox News townhall meeting last night, the coal miners are about to lose their pensions and President Trump has done nothing to prevent that.
In addition, he is rebuilding our military or at least trying to get Congress to approve the funds for a massive re-building program severely decimated by Barack Obama.
Relations with foreign leaders has improved including China while relations with Russia continue to deteriorate. Guess that shut-up the liberal democrats who tried their best to hang President Trump over baseless Russian - Trump collusion's to derail our election process.
Overall, I would give him a "B" in his first 100 days.
New Look, Appearance For the BWV Coming!
A few days ago, I shared that BWV would become strictly a bible oriented website and that I was in the process of having a second website focused on the news - domestic and international. However, after rethinking the situation with both websites, I have decided to make the BWV much like it is now with commentary on both news articles and biblical topics, but with more sectional subjects. It should have something for most who stop by.
My second website is going to deal with a very important topic - the Posttribulational Day of the Lord. I will also promote my books - the DOTL and God's Position On Divorce and Remarriage. Unfortunately both books are out of print at this time. Tate Publishing who published DOTL closed their doors a few weeks ago - their ethics were in question and I was not surprised to see them close. A publisher cannot violate author's contracts as they did and stay in business, particularly one that claims to be a Christian publisher. The same is occurring with Xulon Press that published my D&R book. They are also taking advantage of authors by not fulfilling contractual obligations. Not only did they attempt to market my book under the wrong title, but they never came close to supporting the book as promised in the contract. They also claim to be a Christian organization.
There has been a good demand for the D&R book (only 87 pages, but a powerful message of forgiveness and restoration for both laymen and ministers who have experienced divorce and remarriage). Admittedly, the DOTL book tends to have more of an academic tone (It was my Ph.D dissertation) with a lot of reference material, but for the person who will stay with it to the end will learn much truth about end-time prophecy and as well as inaccurate positions, particularly pretribulationism. I am thinking of rewriting and reducing it to about 250 pages (presently over 400).
The Day of the Lord is taught in both Old and New Testaments. Therefore, there is a plethora of information on the subject. All prophecy from the time of Adam to the Second Coming is consummated on the Day of the Lord. There will be a lot to share about it. IT IS NOT THE SAME AS THE SEVEN-YEAR OR 3/12 YEAR TRIBULATION/GREAT TRIBULATION depending on how you understand Daniel and Revelation as well as other major and minor prophets. Even though my book, The Day of the Lord, The Key To Understanding End-time Prophecy covers this in detail, I will also explain it on the new website - "The Day of the Lord Ministries". I had this website for a brief time about 10 years ago.
It is my opinion from 46 years of studying the Bible (I was 46 years old in the Lord yesterday April 25 as I was saved and born-again of the Holy Spirit on April 25, 1971) and observing world events, the time of the end is fast approaching. Now let me be clear, there is no such thing as the end of the world. The world is never going to end just go through some major changes. We know when the Lord returns, there is one-thousand more years before the eternal state (the 8th day) and even then there is no end to the world, only when the 8th day arrives there will be no more sin and no more unbelievers - just the righteous to inhabit the new heavens and earth (a refurbishing not a new planet and heavens not before existing). Besides unbelievers could not stand living among totally righteous people with no sin nature for they hate the righteous as well as our righteous and holy Lord - His name is Christ Jesus the Messiah of both Jews and Gentiles.
Remember the lyrics to that 1980's song, "Oh Happy Day When Jesus Washed My Sins Away - He Taught Me How To Watch and Pray and Live Rejoicing Everyday, Oh, Happy Day"! Oh, Happy Day Indeed!
As you can see there is now a contribution page for those who would like to support this website ministry. Any contributions will be deeply appreciated. Please see the page - Clarification of this website for information about financial support.
Hope you will like both websites.
Entire Senate To Go To White House For North Korea Briefing
"Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea, senior Senate aides said Monday.
All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the aides said".
Is Albert Pike's alleged prophecy of 1870 in which he predicted WWIII would start on the Korean peninsula about to come to fruition? We shall find out.
Calling the entire U.S. Senate to the White House for a briefing is very unusual to say the least, but it smirks of something major about to take place in Korea. The United States is in its rights to attack North Korea for its inflammatory rhetoric about launching a nuclear attack on America's homeland and most recently taking out one of our aircraft carrier groups. Pyongyang (North Korean capitol) has also threatened to rain down hell-fire on Seoul, South Korea with a population of 23 million.
The United States has the ability to take out all of North Korea's 500 artillery weapons facing South Korea as well as their nuclear sites and air fields simultaneously.
At least two former North Korean defectors to the United States have warned our government that Kim Jong-un is very unstable and will not think twice about carrying out his threats of attacking either the United States mainland or our assets in the Pacific Rim. He doesn't care about his people if a few million are pulverized by a nuclear device. While North Korea probably doesn't have ability to hit our West Coast, they could launch an EMP attack via a satellite and severely cripple our nation. Note: The Pentagon is worried about the North Koreans launching into space a satellite with a Southern trajectory making it difficult to detect by radar. It is not known if they have the ability to launch such a weapon from outer space.
The United States cannot sit idly by and wait for the little weirdo from North Korea to wake up one morning and decide he will attack the United States with a nuclear weapon or sink one of our aircraft carriers. He has for all practical purposes declared war on the United States. Neither China nor Russia would ignore such threats against them by a rogue nation like North Korea and we should not either.
About 10 years ago I shared with my readers a vivid dream I had in which I saw one of our mammoth aircraft carriers on fire and sinking while sailors were pushing aircraft overboard. Many were jumping into the ocean from the deck of the ship. The major media networks were showing live pictures to the world of the attack at sea while America's were in shock that such a thing could happen. In the dream I was not shown the precise location of the attack only that it occurred on the high seas.
Let's hope it was only a dream. However, the Bible says in the last days at the time of the Day of the Lord, old men will dream dreams and young men will have visions:
Joel 2:28-32 NIV
28 “And afterward,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions.
29 29 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
30 30 I will show wonders in the heavens
and on the earth,
blood and fire and billows of smoke.
31 31 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
32 32 And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved;
for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
there will be deliverance,
as the Lord has said,
even among the survivors
whom the Lord calls.
Go back and read the entire chapter and notice the invasion of the large army sounds much like a nuclear war and also the events take place after the invasion of the large army and prior to the posttribulation Day of the Lord. That could be the time in which we live.
Obama Entangled In Brand New Political Espionage Sandal
"While the claims of collusion between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia seem to have dropped abruptly off the media radar, there is a new report of collaboration between a U.S. political campaign and foreign powers.
But the campaign was that of Hillary Clinton, and the chief architect was Barack Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, the report says.
“One side did collude with foreign powers to tip the election – Hillary’s,” writes George Neumayr in the American Spectator.
“Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy,” Newmayr wrote.
“He used their phone intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his people.”
I encourage all my readers to check out this article for it supports what I have believed for some time - that CIA Director under Obama, James Brennan, a Muslim was in cahoots with Obama in not calling out radical Islam a terrorist organization. Why do you think Obama appointed Brennan to head the CIA? Because he did not want to take a hard position against Islam to include ISIS, which he never went after with all the guns at his disposal. His policy of containment gave our military leaders heartburn.
Brennan also wrongly thought Hillary was going to win the presidency and he wanted to keep his job, so he conspired with several other intelligence organizations to spy on President Trump's campaign and his staff as well as to disparage him at every opportunity. If this article gains any momentum (don't look for the liberal media to report on it), then Brennan, Obama and Hillary all should be brought before a grand jury and I hope AG Sessions is already looking into it.
How Brennan ever got to be CIA Director is a mystery. He voted for the USA Communist Party candidate in 1976. Then went to Egypt to learn Arabic and while there converted to Islam. We certainly to do not need someone who is sympathetic to both Islam and Communism heading our principal intelligence organization.
This is proof positive that we have key players within our government working behind the scenes to topple our government or change it to a Socialist, Marxist, Islamic nation. It is called the global Shadow Government working via the secret societies, particularly Illuminati controlled Freemasonry, the mother of all esoteric organizations.
If President Trump wants to clean the swamp he should start with the CIA, the FBI, NSA and the DNI for there seems to be long-time liberal democratic held-overs that do not have the best interest of our nation at heart. FIND THEM AND GET RID OF THEM!
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