Thursday, November 07, 2013

Thu Nov 7th Todays News

ALP and Greens are improving, having gone from horse dribble to child spit. One day they will do something for themselves. Looking to the future, one thing they can do for themselves is panic. Apparently Adelaide, a city in South Australia, will be destroyed by global warming in five thousand years. Nobody will get good odds on that, as yesterdays weather report did not predict the cool morning locally. It won't be reported that way .. the afternoon was warm. Kim Carr might keep himself warm burning some subsidy money he collected for automotive manufacturers in back room deals. It is time for the manufacturers to make a profit or drive away. It would be good if Plibersek were in that car. She'd enjoy living in Indonesia where the government shares her values. So long as they don't feel she is spying. We can rely on the ABC not reporting it if she does. More Carbon dioxide is being proceed at a faster rate .. yet global warming has paused for fifteen years. Laurie Oakes is both disgusted and pleased, depending on what he is told to feel, on any given month. 
Mr Howard spoke cogently and compellingly, dispelling myths of a war on Islam, falsified chemical weapons and unilateral war in Iraq. No sign Palmer understands it. Palmer would not marry good sense. 
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Hatches
Happy birthday and many happy returns Anthea Lai  and Phillip Vo. Born on the same day, across the years. 
Matches
Despatches
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7013 SANFL SEASON CANCELLED

Tim Blair – Thursday, November 07, 2013 (4:29pm)

The good news is that, according to this National Geographic image of future Australia, global warming is going to destroy Adelaide: 

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The bad news is that it’ll take another 5000 years.
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CLUES YOU CAN USE

Tim Blair – Thursday, November 07, 2013 (6:05am)

crossword tailored to reader interests.
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CHILD LABOUR

Tim Blair – Thursday, November 07, 2013 (5:40am)

Tim Flannery calls on kids to hit businesses: 
I think that action campaigns that remain within the law, but are still hard hitting towards the offending industries is important, it’s one thing students can do that we can’t do. I can’t do that, but young peoplehave time. 
Bernard Keane calls on kids to shut down power plants: 
Our youth are entitled to wonder whether, in the absence of genuine political action, they should take some direct action of their own. Action to shut down the loaders and ports that export coal. Action to shut down coal-fired power plants. Actions to shut down the electricity-greedy industries we prop up, like aluminium smelting. Such action will be expensive, and damaging, and inequitable, and dangerous … 
Julian Burnside calls on kids to spit at the immigration minister: 
With luck, Morrison will be despised by history. I hope little children stop him in the street and spit on his shoes. 
Is there anything stopping Australia’s agitated oldtimers from doing these things themselves?
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AUSSIES AT PLAY

Tim Blair – Thursday, November 07, 2013 (5:37am)

Many years ago, when I was a copykid, the editor phoned the desk and ordered me to collect him from the Melbourne Cup. I arrived to chaotic scenes. One of the editor’s guests, a sensational blonde, furiously refused to get into the car until I lured her with a bottle of champagne. There was conflict with police during our exit. All in all, a typical Cup day out.
It’s good to see that nothing has changed.
(Via PWAF)
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LATE EIGHT

Tim Blair – Thursday, November 07, 2013 (5:36am)

Bad news for budget motorists
The Holden V8 is set to disappear from showrooms for the first time since 1968.
And the new Holden Commodore - if it gets built - will be a front-wheel-drive car with about as much pizzazz as a Toyota Camry. 
For those unaware of automotive pizzazz levels, that’s pushing below negative.
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ANCIENT AND NEW

Tim Blair – Thursday, November 07, 2013 (5:34am)

From Bulgaria’s former communist headquarters to an Italian power station and a Belgian jail: extraordinary abandoned buildings. And in Australia, spectacular weather images.
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Why Kim Carr wants your cash for cars

Andrew Bolt November 07 2013 (9:31am)


Former Labor leader Mark Latham on Kim Carr, the Opposition’s industry spokesman - a big backer of taxpayer subsidies for car makers:

As a Victorian powerbroker, Carr relies heavily on the support of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union – the same mob that sponsored the parliamentary career of the corrupt NSW minister Ian Macdonald. Carr’s strategy was to pay huge amounts of public money to industries such as car manufacturing to prop up the union’s membership coverage and consequently, its influence inside the ALP. He created a political cartel: using his caucus numbers to support leadership candidates who gave him the portfolio he needed to feather-bed his sub-factional base.
(Thanks to reader Peter.) 
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And soon it’s time the decisions were made

Andrew Bolt November 07 2013 (9:24am)


Debate is perfectly healthy, including within government. And then it must be resolved by a decision - on which we are now waiting.

David Uren:

THE Abbott government is all over the shop on foreign investment with four senior ministers articulating four quite disparate positions.
Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss wants to raise barriers to keep out foreign investment, particularly in the rural sector. Investment Minister Andrew Robb wants to lower barriers, including for the Chinese, to attract more foreign investors. Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane is lobbying to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to foreign investors in the motor industry to keep them here. Joe Hockey ... wants Australia to lift its savings so that it no longer depends on fickle foreign money coming here.
Not sure those are all in conflict, though.
(Thanks to reader Peter.) 
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Abbott to clean up a mess in Indonesia caused by others

Andrew Bolt November 07 2013 (9:19am)


Greg Sheridan reminds us that if Indonesia is sick of us, the fault lies not with Tony Abbott:
(I)t is apparently US policy to seek out marginalised Walter Mitty figures such as Private, yes Private, Bradley Manning, and Edward Snowden, an outside contractor for the National Security Agency, and ensure they have access to millions of top secret American documents.

These they can then give to the most hostile mainstream media they can find to spread almost infinite embarrassment and serious damage to US interests and allies such as Australia. At the moment, Australia has got some diplomatic protest from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor because Snowden’s documents have identified our embassies and consulates in those countries as working with the Americans to engage in signals interception - that is, bugging phones and the like - especially of their leaders…

Of all the diplomatic grief coming Australia’s way out of the Snowden affair, the most important emanates from Indonesia. It is qualitatively different from the other countries. It tends to underline what a mess Labor left.

Bob Carr did good work trying to talk up the relationship, but the suspension of live cattle exports to Indonesia, the Oceanic Viking episode in which we berthed a boat of asylum-seekers at an Indonesian port and then wouldn’t force them to disembark, and the constant upheavals in our boatpeople policy, have left several senior Indonesians more or less sick of Australia.

Then there is the need for all the senior Indonesians to demonstrate their nationalist credentials in the lead-up to next year’s parliamentary and presidential elections.
If there was any Australian spying in Indonesia, it occurred under Labor.  But so what? The Indonesians don’t do spying, too?
But note how hard the ABC is pushing this issue.
UPDATE
Tanya Plibersek has more front than Myers, blaming the Liberals for what Labor destroyed:
The opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman, Tanya Plibersek, says it is now imperative that the foreign minister, Julie Bishop, rebuilds Australia’s ties with Indonesia…
“We handed over a relationship that was in a very good working order and now we’ve got the Australian foreign minister having to fly to Indonesia to explain herself and apologise,” she said. “[The relationship] really has deteriorated to a great extent.”
What a fraud.
(Thanks to readers Baden, Fern and Peter of Bellevue Hill.) 
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Two points not made in an ABC report on these record emissions

Andrew Bolt November 07 2013 (8:53am)

Global warming - general

The obvious points are skipped over:
EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: The world’s peak weather agency has issued new figures tonight showing record levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere…
PAUL FRASER, CSIRO: This is not unexpected, but what is of concern is that the rate of growth of these greenhouse gases in the atmosphere seems to be accelerating.
PETER RAYNER, MELBOURNE UNI: The main game is the burning of fossil fuels. They contributed about 80 per cent of the rise and nothing has changed there.
First, if the world’s man-made emissions are increasing at an accelerating rate, then claims by the Greens and Labor that Australia is falling behind the rest of the world in global warming action are plainly false. The rest of the world seems to be doing little but talk.
Second, if emissions are increasing at an accelerating rate, then the flat temperatures of the past 15 years suggest even more strongly that emissions have less effect on temperature than long claimed. 
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Computer says yes, weather says no

Andrew Bolt November 07 2013 (8:36am)


Paul C. Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels:

Question: How long will the fantasy that climate models are reliable indicators of the earth’s climate evolution persist in face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary?
Answer: Probably for as long as there is a crusade against fossil fuels.
Without the exaggerated alarm conjured from overly pessimistic climate model projections of climate change from carbon dioxide emissions, fossil fuels—coal, oil, gas—would regain their image as the celebrated agents of prosperity that they are, rather than being labeled as pernicious agents of our destruction.
Just how credible are these climate models?
In two words, “they’re not.”
Everyone has read that over the past 10-15 years, most climate models’ forecasts of the rate of global warming have been wrong. Most predicted a hefty warming of the earth’s average surface temperature to have taken place, while there was no significant change in the real world.
But very few people know that the same situation has persisted for 25, going on 35 years, or that over the past 50-60 years (since the middle of the 20th century), the same models expected about 33 percent more warming to have taken place than was observed.
(Thanks to reader fulchrum.) 
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Oakes now disgusted by what he first praised

Andrew Bolt November 07 2013 (8:30am)


Gosh, what’s suddenly changed?
Laurie Oakes 14 September 2013:
Abbott and his team ignored the hungry media beast’s demands to be fed. Instead, they worked away quietly and methodically behind the scenes, preparing for an orderly and unhurried takeover of the levers of power.
And the country got on perfectly well without daily announcements and continuous commentary on every issue under the sun from the people who are our new rulers.
Laurie Oakes 6 November 2013:

They’re busily trying to avoid the media as much as possible and to control the media and so far they’re getting away with it but I don’t think they will get away with it for too long…
You can’t thumb your nose at the voters’ right to know and you can’t arrogantly say ‘we’ll let the voters be misinformed and we won’t help journalists get it right’. That’s just a disgusting attitude.
UPDATE
Terry McCrann, on the other hand, sees a virtue in governing by deeds rather than press release:

TREASURER Joe Hockey’s move to clean up outstanding tax announcements is a major - and impressive - exercise in the good functional government that new Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he wants to deliver.
First, as an example of the commitment by Abbott to govern, not to engage in the relentless kowtowing by the previous Rudd and Gillard governments to the demands of the 24/7 real-time media spin cycle.
You know, make a grand announcement; then spend the next year, trying to deliver on it, walk back from it, let it quietly sink without trace.
Hockey simply went about quietly addressing this issue of all the announcements on proposed tax changes that had been made, but never actually legislated. He was, in a word, governing…
Secondly, it’s good government, at a more basic level. These are tax changes which, once announced, in many cases, forced people to make their tax decisions as if they had become law, and they hadn’t.
One quibble:

The abandoning of the previous government’s proposal to tax income in super funds above $100,000 is a tricky one. It is very unclear whether that is sustainable in a fiscal sense, but also in a policy sense.
(Thanks to reader Baldrick.) 
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A media con even John Howard couldn’t fight

Andrew Bolt November 07 2013 (8:18am)

Global warming - general, Media

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JOHN Howard is called a “conviction politician”. But the media - corrupted by alarmists - got too much even for him.
This week Howard admitted he’d caved in to the global warming hype not because of “the science” but the votes.
“I am unconvinced that catastrophe is around the corner,” Howard said in London, where he told the pro-sceptic Global Warming Policy Foundation he was a warming “agnostic”.
But in his last year as prime minister, Howard could no longer resist the panic pushed by our Leftist media.
(Read full article here.)  
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The crude now rule

Andrew Bolt November 07 2013 (8:17am)

The new morality

IT IS getting harder to cop moral lectures. I mean, have our moral “betters” ever been this savage?
For instance, once you might have thought a “human rights” lawyer just wanted people to be nicer to each other. But then comes Julian Burnside, the best-known of them, urging children to spit on Immigration Minister Scott Morrison.
(Read full article here.
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Same sex marriage unfair to hookers and bigamists

Andrew Bolt November 07 2013 (7:51am)

The new morality

Marriage is fundamentally a tradition meant to gently bind parents to their responsibilities, especially to their children. But many same sex marriage advocates have redefined it into a mere symbol of recognition - to be allowed to marry is to be approved of.
This is not at all what marriage is for, and there is no telling what absurdities this yammer will lead to.
Well, actually there is.  Now academic Annamarie Jagose claims that gay marriage is bad because it will just further oppress the already marginalised, who will be denied the esteem they deserve, too:

Therefore, the recognition of same-sex couples through marriage is not a wholly benign or even a neutral act because, like the historic form of marriage itself, it recognises the worth of some relationships by valuing them more than others.
Outside the newly enlarged circle of social approval and privilege afforded by same-sex marriage stand those whose erotic lives are not organised around the values symbolised by marriage: coupledom, monogamy, permanence, domestic cohabitation.
Unmarried mothers, for instance; adulterers; the devotedly promiscuous; sex workers; the divorced; the bigamous and polygamous; those who are not strangers to the august traditions of the dirty weekend or the one-night stand; single people.
Now this ragtag bunch might not seem as worthy of social protection and prestige as the loving, caring, long-term gay and lesbian couples that are the shiny new poster boys and girls for same-sex marriage. But it reminds us to ask something that advocates of same-sex marriage, in their eagerness, forget to ask: why should marriage continue in the 21st century to be a primary mechanism for the distribution of social recognition and privilege?
Important questions of social justice, equity and social belonging cannot get worked out across such an absurdly constrained and increasingly irrelevant category as marriage. Presenting itself as a magical solution while only distracting us from the real and unaddressed conditions of social inequity, marriage is a red herring for the 21st-century pursuit of social justice.
Sigh.
If marriage is just a means of gaining “esteem” then, in our non-judgmental age, either all should be free to marry or none.
And this, of course, is precisely the slippery slope argument some of us have warned of.
UPDATE
And a reminder of how even Sydney University’s arts faculty is now paddling in intellectual puddles that seemed so radically deep just 20 years ago:

Annamarie Jagose is internationally known as a scholar in feminist studies, lesbian/gay studies and queer theory. She is the author of four monographs, most recently Orgasmology, which takes orgasm as its scholarly object in order to think queerly about questions of politics and pleasure; practice and subjectivity; agency and ethics. She is also an award-winning novelist and short story writer.
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Bias, screams The Age. Is it blind?

Andrew Bolt November 07 2013 (7:24am)


The Age’s website today demonstrates beautifully how blind the Left is to its own bias.
Note the story, circled in red, recycling the Left’s complaint that nasty Murdoch papers were too tough on Labor.
Now note the stories around it, circled in purple, in which Age reporters and columnists attack, mock or question the Abbott government in a pack attack verging on the hysterical:

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How did we let this gun culture in?

Andrew Bolt November 07 2013 (6:43am)


We’ve imported a dangerous culture. Have we stopped the inflow?
TWO men were blasted by shotguns and three men were arrested less than an hour later while a house was also shot up in Sydney’s west this morning…
Police said it was too early to establish whether the shooting had any connections with Monday night’s Brothers 4 Life related shotgun attack at Blacktown.
Since three men have been arrested, I assume police have found them to be of an ethnic background that makes possible a link to the Lebanese Brothers 4 Life.
This is out of control:
There have now been 294 shootings since Premier Barry O’Farrell took office in March 2011.
On Monday night a 13-year-old girl was blasted in the back with a shotgun by three men looking for her brother with alleged Brothers 4 Life links at a house on Sunnyholt Rd, Blacktown.

On Sunday night Brothers 4 Life gang member, Michael Odisho, 27, was shot in the thighs and arms at his Winston Hills home.
On the same night shots were fired into a three-storey townhouse on Blaxell St, Granville.
Early on Monday morning shots were also fired at a house on McGuirk Way, Rouse Hill about 4am.
Last week Mahmoud Hamzy, 25, a cousin of jailed killer Bassam Hamzy, was shot dead by three gunmen inside the garage of his home at Revesby Heights.
Later in the week Raymond Pasnin, 27, was killed after he was shot five times in the back as he walked towards his Subaru Impreza parked in the driveway of his mother’s Pendle Hill home.
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Not worth spit

Andrew Bolt November 07 2013 (6:37am)


Why are so many aging Leftists telling children to do their dirty work for them, from spitting to law-breaking? 
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Andy Trieu
Monster Launch feat. Tyson Beckford
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Meh, once they automate the acceptance system, they'll claim to be back - ed
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The "Mormon Effect"
During the 2012 presidential campaign, that awesomely deep well of perpetual wisdom, Alec Baldwin, proclaimed that if Barack Obama were not black, his vote total would have been 20 percent higher. ...
I don't feel that someone who is not a minister represents their religion if they don't claim to. But the liberal left wing press are full of bigots. The press has too much power. But that is why Romney got his opportunity off cycle. Because it was felt he had that liability that would harm the GOP on cycle. I am not and won't be Mormon, but I would vote for one to be President .. I would vote against a so called Christian were they like Obama .. but the press confuses many. - ed
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Joanna Page as Queen Elizabeth, with the Tenth Doctor… #SaveTheDay #TheDayoftheDoctor
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Meh, some Christians vote for Obama .. being saved does not mean you are smart. - ed
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Technology -> Opportunity -> Disruption -> Change: "Even Blockbuster's late fees came back to bite the chain in an unlikely way. In 1997, a man named Reed Hastings returned a late copy of "Apollo 13" to his local Blockbuster. He was assessed a $40 fee. Two years later, he founded Netflix."
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4 new images from #TheDayoftheDoctor coming. First up, and we definitely recognise that scarf…#SaveTheDay
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David Bowles
Who is the Clockwork Curandera? What is the Witch Owl Parliament? Be on the lookout for an amazing new project that will steampunk the whole Southwest...
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Liberal Party of Australia
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Larry Pickering
FAIRFAX DYING IN AN IDEOLOGICAL DUNNY

Hostile takeover vultures are circling the corpse of Fairfax ensuring there is no sign of life before swooping in to safely digest the entrails of a once proud beast.

Today I thought I’d drop in to see how the carcass was decomposing and it certainly seemed to be in an advanced state. 

There were the usual bacterial suspects of pirate FitzSimons, the pasty Pascoe... even the aesthetically challenged Laurie Oakes was flogging a book on why Labor should have won.

Further down was: “Hockey blows a $3b hole in budget”, “News Corp bias against Rudd” and “Abbott thumbs his nose at voters”. Golly, there must be a morsel of objective reporting somewhere in this rag! Couldn’t find one.

There was: “Hockey takes more than he gives”, “Abbott ducks questions on climate”, “Big Lib supporter Murdoch now wants his reward” and “Abbott blunders his way through Indonesia”, oh, and there was some uni bloke they found to proclaim it was Rudd not Abbott who had stopped the boats.

Then it ran out of political guff and predictably turned tabloid with stories about who’s shagging who on the A list, gay life and cats up trees.

Even that Public Service circular, and baby sister The Canberra Times, has politely refused some news feeds.

You would have thought the recent election would have jolted Fairfax back to somewhere near the centre, but nope. This arm of the hopelessly corrupt ALP actually still believes it is right and a thread of indignant bitterness is woven into each story.

The takeover vultures are sniffing the wind for signs of life, but there are none, and now it’s yummy carrion time.

Oh well, I guess we always have the ABC.

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HISTORY IN THE HEADLINES: According to a paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, more than one in five Sun-like stars, or roughly 11 billion in the Milky Way galaxy alone, have an Earth-like planet orbiting them. The nearest could be less than a dozen light years away.
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Edie Sundby, a Stage 4 cancer patient, is losing her health insurance plan that helped her survive. She speaks out tonight on The Kelly File at 9p/12a ET.
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http://bit.ly/DRP_PeoplesChoice — with Dr.Phil.
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James Calore
End of a surprisingly warm, sunny November day...
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this morning (Wednesday, 6 November 2013), in Jerusalem, met with US Secretary of State John Kerry and said at the start of their meeting:

"We heard the chants 'Death to America' two days ago again in Tehran, and this is, I believe, the true face of this regime or the person who controls this regime, the so called 'Supreme Leader'. I think such a regime must not have the world's most dangerous weapons.

I believe that as long as they continue their goal to enrich uranium, to get nuclear weapons, the pressure should be maintained and even increased because they're increasing enrichment, and I believe that it's possible with intense pressure because of the sanctions regime led in large part by the United States to get Iran to fully dismantle its nuclear weapons program.

I'd be very worried with any partial deals that enable Iran to maintain those capabilities but begin to reduce sanctions because I think this could undermine the longevity and durability of the sanctions regime.

Photo: Koby Gideon, GPO

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Pastor Rick Warren

My friends Mark and Grace Driscoll invited me to speak at their #Resurgence Conference in Seattle today. It was moving to see pastors on their knees and faces before God after my message to them.
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<Never not chasing the million things I want…>
.. sometimes, when you stand still, they come to you 
so it always feels like I'm chasing something out of reach..>===

Allons-y! #SaveTheDay #TheDayoftheDoctor
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Michelle Malkin
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hilariously mock HealthCare.gov during CMAs [video] ==> http://twitchy.com/2013/11/06/obamacare-by-morning-brad-paisley-and-carrie-underwood-hilariously-mock-healthcare-gov-during-cmas/

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Study this corruption .. media helped get votes for it - ed
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I resigned to speak out .. never got any benefit of doubt from press - ed
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It is like clothing .. bad taste is forever - ed
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Interactive shows world's births and deaths in real time
ridiculous article condemning blessing - ed
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Will magistrates lock them up? - ed
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Aprille Love
Just did a crazy boxing session with Annette Melton. Feeling good. 

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The rise of the super-rat. This is the beginning of the end.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/poisonresistant-super-rats-spreading-across-the-uk/story-fnjwkt0b-1226754751124
  • David Daniel Ball .. like those ones that continue voting for the ALP after they die? Or the ones that fail to before they die?

    Jason FoNg Sorry, the correct headline and caption for the picture should be "Labor holds first international caucus meeting in the UK".
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  • John Tran Hail the super rats, master of the human race..
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  • David Daniel Ball one looks wounded and scabrous .. clearly a leader
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Aprille Love
Morning #inspo#focus #eyeonthegoal

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Matt Granz
A primordial feeling overtakes Yosemite Valley as the fog starts to rise as the sun goes down while drivers make their way under the lumbering sleeping granite giants into the interior of the park. It was a pleasure to meet up with Michael FryeJosh Cripps, and Gary Hart Photographywhile getting this shot. Hopefully I'll make it back after the next snow. — with Darvin Atkeson atYosemite National Park.
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I don't doubt the truth of it, but feel that ancient knowledge of it is overstated. - ed
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New hope for ACL sufferers - ed
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Citizen, is this revolutionary France? Have we a great general seeking to elevate to empire? - ed
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Allyson Christy
Geo-political pandering in the wake of geo-political scrambling, and all under Russia's momentous, waiting and watchful gaze.
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Thanks for helping 'The Bible' series get nominated for a People's Choice Award! Voting is now open, so let's take home the trophy! 

Vote here: http://bit.ly/17b5w9z
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Utter failure - ed
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DC

A strange stop during my travels with Yahoo! last summer. I got a few photos in and then the mirror fell out of my camera. Took a day of scurrying to replace the unit while also needing to travel a good ten hours to my next destination. I was pretty disappointed. I really wanted to tear up the town and document it in style.
 — in Washington, DC, United States.
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Michelle Malkin
Genius screenshot sums up Terry McAuliffe’s victory in Va.==>http://twitchy.com/2013/11/06/genius-screenshot-sums-up-terry-mcauliffes-victory-in-va/
View image on Twitter
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Emma Watson
And we'll never be royals...Lorde
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Larry Pickering
SPYING? ... be discreet about it please

Julie Bishop’s Indonesian counterpart, Mohammad Marty Natalegawa, is in posturing election mode when he says Australia’s spying could impede Indonesia’s current cooperation on people smuggling. Is Marty suggesting an original lack of cooperation? Yes he is! But he didn’t mean to say that.

Discretion was hardly on Marty’s mind last month when he publicly disclosed details of private conversations he had with Julie Bishop. That was very naughty of Marty.

Of course the wily Marty knows international espionage has been alive and well for 200 years, even among friends and allies. To suggest it is an affront to Indonesian sensitivity is an exercise in ambidextrous electioneering.

Embassies world-wide are involved in spying on their hosts and each affords the other diplomatic immunity from otherwise covert illegalities.

Foreign Affairs is the respectable face of Australia’s six separate spy Agencies and our ambassadors, attaches and diplomats are not there just for the cocktail parties.

Even the US compiles information on Australians, just ask Labor’s Mark Arbib, Bill Shorten and even Bob Hawke who were regularly seen slinking the back streets of Yarralumla to confirm or deny US surveillance.

Julie Bishop is about to leave for Jakarta to “patch things up” when there is actually nothing to be patched up.

Machiavellian Marty will greet tyro Julie with a “gotcha” grin, order tea be served, perve on her legs and discuss the weather before Julie flies home to tell us all is well.

Should Australia have no covert political interest in the most populous and corrupt Islamic nation on earth to our near north, a nation that purposefully invades our borders, a nation that will agree to desist only when confronted and then threatens to continue with the trade if we hurt their damned feelings?

Crumbs! Go fly another kite Marty!

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James Calore'
U.S . Government has just passed a new law called: "The Affordable Boat Act"

Every citizen MUST purchase a new boat, by April 2014. These "affordable" boats will cost an average of $54,000-$750,000 each. This does not include taxes, trailers, licensing and registration fees, fuel, docking and storage fees, maintenance or repair costs.

This law has been passed, because until now, typically only wealthy and financially responsible people have been able to purchase boats. This new law ensures that every American can now have an "affordable" boat of their own, because everyone is "entitled" to a new boat.

If you purchase your boat before the end of the year, you will receive 4 "free" life jackets, compliments of President Obama.

In order to make sure everyone purchases an affordable boat, the costs of buying a boat will increase on average of 250-400% per year. This way, wealthy people will pay more, when they trade up.

But to be fair, people who can't afford to buy a boat will be provided one.
Children (under the age of 26) can use their parents boats to party on until they turn 27; then must purchase their own boat.
If you already have a boat, you can keep yours (just kidding; no you can’t). If you don't want or don't need a boat, you are required to buy one anyhow. If you refuse to buy one or can’t afford one, you will be regularly fined $800 until you purchase one or face imprisonment.

Failure to use the boat will also result in fines. People living in the desert; inner cities or areas with no access to navigable waters are not exempt. Age, motion sickness, experience, knowledge nor lack of desire are not acceptable excuses for not using your boat.

A government review board (that doesn't know the difference between the port, starboard or stern of a boat) will decide everything, including; when, where, how often and for what purposes you can use your boat along with how many people can ride your boat and determine if one is too old or healthy enough to be able to use their boat. They will also decide if your boat has out lived its usefulness or if you must purchase specific accessories,(like a $20,000 nav system) or a newer and more expensive boat. Those that can afford larger yachts above $750,000 will be required to do so...its only fair.

The government will also decide the name for each boat. Failure to comply with these rules will result in fines and possible imprisonment.

Government officials are exempt from this new law. If they want a boat, they and their families can obtain boats free, at the expense of tax payers. Unions, bankers and mega companies with large political affiliations ($$$) are also exempt.
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Pool basement
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Omar M Nasr
While in Vienna suggest you dine & wine plus cigar 
at Bacco (Tabacco e Venere)
A-1040 Wein
Splendid Italian food
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Thursday at 10p/1a ET, join Sean Hannity as he honors the incredible life and enduring legacy of Reverend Billy Graham on his 95th birthday.

"I believe he will continue to touch countless lives in the coming years because the words that he preached way back in 1950 still resonate to this day." - Sean Hannity

Read Sean's full commentary:http://tinyurl.com/ntp5smw
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Into the Time Vortex! Thanks to Liz for this time travelling pumpkin.

"Come along, bitey!" It's "Upgrade complete" for this squash Cybermat (thanks to Julie for this one!)

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The Dr. Phil Foundation has set up a fund to help Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight. Learn how you can help: http://bit.ly/DRPFoundation
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The Ly sending good vibes from shibuya, japan! — with Samantha Ly and John Ly.
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"The Navy SEALs killed bin Laden, not President Obama. Sometimes I think he forgets that." -Pete Hegseth said tonight on The Kelly File
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Tomorrow we will announce the details of our upcoming "Good Tidings and Great Joy" book tour scheduled to start November 12th in the beautifully named Bethlehem, PA. This book is not about isolated trivialities. It's not really just about gingerbread cookies, or stockings hung by the chimney with care, or the big fat man with the long white beard. It's not about one holiday at all. It's about that little baby wrapped in swaddling clothes who arrived long before hope and change became political manipulations. It's about Christ and our ability to worship Him freely. It's about America, and what liberty truly means in our day-to-day lives. It's an empowering message that can change your life and help rebuild what is GOOD in this world! I am beyond excited to share this unique book with you and your loved ones. You can pre-order “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas” here:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Good-Tidings-Great-Joy-Protecting/dp/0062292889/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1381255547&sr=1-3

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/good-tidings-and-great-joy-palin-sarah/1116988729?ean=9780062315656

I can't wait to hear from you as we apply this positive message to our everyday living and commit to ignoring the "political correctness" that would lead us to do otherwise!

Sincerely,

Sarah Palin

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I don't think so. I think they weaken and hurt Israel, which is bad on its own. I similarly don't think Obama will destroy USA .. - ed
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Father,I thank You for completing what You’ve started in my life. I choose to trust You. I choose to wait on You. I put my faith in You knowing that through faith and patience every promise will come to pass in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.(Philippians 1:6, NIV)

God will always finish what He started.It doesn’t matter how long it’s been or how impossible it looks. Your mind may tell you that it’s too late. You’ve missed too many opportunities. It’s never going to happen. No, God is saying, “It’s not over. I have the final say. I’ve already set the completion date.” So if you will stay in faith and not talk yourself out of it, it will just be a matter of time before it comes to pass.God bless you.
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Father,I thank You for the gifts and talents You’ve given me. Help me to see the areas where I can rise higher. I desire to serve diligently with an attitude of excellence so that I can bring You glory in everything that I do in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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Are you focused on developing your gifts in such a way that your company cannot make it without you? Do they notice that things don’t run nearly as smoothly when you’re not there? If you take a week off and nobody misses you, all the work gets done and sales are just as good, unless you’re the owner, it’s time to sound the alarm. If you’re not being missed, then maybe you’re not needed. You need to kick it into a new gear and start producing more than you have been.

The Scripture says,"Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.” (Proverbs 22:29) I want you to get noticed in life.Scripture is clear, when we sharpen our skills, when we work with a spirit of excellence, we will stand before great men. Leaders will take notice. Promotion comes. Like cream rising to the top, you will rise higher as well. Remember that as you keep doing your best, as you stay faithful and keep growing, God will cause you to be noticed and move forward in the life of blessing He has prepared for you.God bless you.
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KnowWho
GovAffairs Matters
A KnowWho Newsletter for the Government Affairs Community
November 2013
Volume 1,  Issue 1
What's in this issue?
The 3Hs: How Members of Congress Make Decisions
Top 4 Things Legislators & their Staff Hate to Hear
Spotlight on Salesforce CRM
Product Features, Tips, Tricks
Advocacy Tip of the Month
KnowWho on YouTube! 
Upcoming Events
Staff Change Tracker
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Staff Change Tracker

Below is a sample of the key staff changes our editor's capture daily:

Cory Booker
 was sworn in to replace Sen. Frank Lautenbergwho died.
Rep. Gene Green - Nathaniel Tipton replaces Lindsay Westfield as Legislative Director.
Rep. Tom Rice - Jennifer Watson replaces Tyler Grassmeyer as Chief of Staff. She was previously District Director.
Rep. Noem - Brittany Gross(previously of Rep. Granger'soffice) is the new Communications Director.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs - the Minority Staff Director and Chief Counsel David Mullon Jr. has left to work in the
private sector.
Rep. Tim Griffin - Jonathan Samford is no longer the Communications Director. Matt Wolkin has taken over the position.
Rep. Dan Benishek - John Billings replace James Hayes as Chief of Staff.
Rep. Shelly Moore Capito -Rebecca Neal replaces Lisa Booth as the Communications Director.
Rep. Mike Conaway - Ted Monoson replaces Rebecca Nealas the Communications Director.

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's -
Stuart Chapman is no longer with office as the Chief of Staff.  A replacement had not been announced at press time.

Rep. Kristi Noem
 - Courtney Heitkamp is no longer Press Secretary. A replacement had not been announced at press time.

Rep. Blumenauer - Janine Benner is no longer the Chief of Staff, she has been replaced byDavid Skillman, who is the "Acting" Chief of Staff.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp - Jamie Jackson is the new Press Secretary.

Rep. Tom Price - Alex Brunory is no longer the Legislative Director. A replacement had not been named at press time.

Rep. Shea-Porter -  Ben Wakana was promoted to Communications Director andJacalyn Cilley left as a District Director, there is no replacement.

House Committee on Education and the Workforce - Rep John A. Yarmuth is no longer a member of the committee

STATE LEGISLATOR CHANGES

Texas Sen. Tommy Williams has resigned

Montana Rep. Jenifer Gursky has resigned

Colorado Rep. Claire Levy has resigned

Nebraska Sen. Scott Price has resigned

Georgia Rep. Calvin Hill has died

New Jersey House Paul Contillowas sworn in to replace Asm.Connie Wagner

North Carolina House Graig Meyerwas sworn in to replace new stateSen. Valerie Foushee 

Florida House Amanda Murphywas sworn in to replace Rep. Michael Fasano

Kansas House Kent Thompsonwas sworn in to replace Rep. Edwin Bideau who died

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From Industry Experts ...
WHAT REALLY MOTIVATES CONGRESS

By Bradford Fitch

The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) is often asked, what really drives Members of Congress. One Member summed it up perfectly. "The three H's - head, heart and health [political]."

Head: Members of Congress are Type A personalities who love nothing more than studying an issue, coming up with a policy solution and imposing it on the rest of us. They devour independent research and crave nothing more than a quiet two hours curled up next to the latest Congressional Research Service report.

Heart: When a Member of Congress meets a constituent who could be or is affected by a public policy he or she feels a bond to that constituent - an obligation to make the best decision possible because someone's life will be changed as a result of it.

Health: Lest we not forget, Members of Congress are politicians and will say, "I can't do good if I don't get re-elected." They also long for the approval of others. One Member told me, "I think Congress is just made up of a bunch of middle children still trying to please their father." Members of Congress are the best pollsters in the world because they're the only pollsters who, if they get the answer wrong, lose their jobs.

In a survey of congressional staff, CMF asked: "If your Member/Senator has not already arrived at a firm decision on an issue, how much influence might the following advocacy strategies directed to the Washington office have on his/her decision?" The top answer was "in-person visit from a constituent."

THAT's what motivates Congress!

(The author is President and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation.)

The Top Four Things Legislators
and Their Staff Hate to Hear

Most government relations professionals know how to conduct themselves in a meeting on Capitol Hill. That said, little birds (OK, they were legislative staff) tell me they still  hear some of these oldies but goodies - even from the professionals.

4.  Here's some reading material - our 300 page annual report. 

No one on Capitol Hill needs more pieces of paper. They need to know the people who understand the substance behind the pieces of paper. That's you.

3.  I saw your boss at a fundraiser.

Let's face it: this sounds like you're asking the office to support a policy issue in exchange for money. People go to jail for that.

2. I don't need anything specific

As one Chief of Staff puts it: "you get one 'hey let's get to know each other' meeting per year. After that, you'd better have something to talk to me about."
1.  I don't really have a connection to your district or interests. I just thought you'd be interested

You know why you want to meet with a legislative office. To be most effective, you must understand why they will want to meet with you, and it's usually because you represent constituents or can help them on a policy issue.

Be honest with yourself. Do you do any of these things? If the answer is yes, reassess your approach. I guarantee you'll increase your effectiveness.

Stephanie Vance, the Advocacy Guru and former Capitol Hill chief of staff, is the author of five books on effective advocacy, including The Influence Game . She lives and works in Washington, DC, offering workshops and training on effective advocacy. Find out more atwww.advocacyguru.com.
Spotlight on Salesforce
NPO Engagement Party at Dreamforce 2013
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Store multiple attendees, lobbyists and covered officials in a single activity. Fields containing triggers to send emails can be flagged to send at the time you enter an activity or on the actual date of the activity. For added convenience, you can also reply to these emails with notes about your meeting or conversation and they will be saved back to the activity without actually having to be logged in to Salesforce.

Follow the links for more information on Lobbying Activity Tracker orSalesforce Directories, or contact us at sales@KnowWho.com.
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Advocacy Tip of the Month
Understanding the difference between the House and Senate

Lobbyists need to understand and stay refreshed on the institutional and procedural differences between the House and the Senate. Lobbyists with experience working in either the House or Senate need to round out their knowledge of the procedures in the other body. For instance, the House has less procedural flexibility and more restraints than the Senate. In the Senate, scheduling is handled by majority party leadership with broad consultation among all members, while in the House there is limited consultation among members. Advanced legislative process classes, such as those provided by TheCapitol.Net, are recommended for updating a lobbyist's knowledge of the technical aspects of House and Senate procedures. Go 
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Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon

Morning

"I will pour water upon him that is thirsty."
Isaiah 44:3
When a believer has fallen into a low, sad state of feeling, he often tries to lift himself out of it by chastening himself with dark and doleful fears. Such is not the way to rise from the dust, but to continue in it. As well chain the eagle's wing to make it mount, as doubt in order to increase our grace. It is not the law, but the gospel which saves the seeking soul at first; and it is not a legal bondage, but gospel liberty which can restore the fainting believer afterwards. Slavish fear brings not back the backslider to God, but the sweet wooings of love allure him to Jesus' bosom. Are you this morning thirsting for the living God, and unhappy because you cannot find him to the delight of your heart? Have you lost the joy of religion, and is this your prayer, "Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation"? Are you conscious also that you are barren, like the dry ground; that you are not bringing forth the fruit unto God which he has a right to expect of you; that you are not so useful in the Church, or in the world, as your heart desires to be? Then here is exactly the promise which you need, "I will pour water upon him that is thirsty." You shall receive the grace you so much require, and you shall have it to the utmost reach of your needs. Water refreshes the thirsty: you shall be refreshed; your desires shall be gratified. Water quickens sleeping vegetable life: your life shall be quickened by fresh grace. Water swells the buds and makes the fruits ripen; you shall have fructifying grace: you shall be made fruitful in the ways of God. Whatever good quality there is in divine grace, you shall enjoy it to the full. All the riches of divine grace you shall receive in plenty; you shall be as it were drenched with it: and as sometimes the meadows become flooded by the bursting rivers, and the fields are turned into pools, so shall you be--the thirsty land shall be springs of water.

Evening

"Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you."
Hebrews 9:20
There is a strange power about the very name of blood, and the sight of it is always affecting. A kind heart cannot bear to see a sparrow bleed, and unless familiarized by use, turns away with horror at the slaughter of a beast. As to the blood of men, it is a consecrated thing: it is murder to shed it in wrath, it is a dreadful crime to squander it in war. Is this solemnity occasioned by the fact that the blood is the life, and the pouring of it forth the token of death? We think so. When we rise to contemplate the blood of the Son of God, our awe is yet more increased, and we shudder as we think of the guilt of sin, and the terrible penalty which the Sin-bearer endured. Blood, always precious, is priceless when it streams from Immanuel's side. The blood of Jesus seals the covenant of grace, and makes it forever sure. Covenants of old were made by sacrifice, and the everlasting covenant was ratified in the same manner. Oh, the delight of being saved upon the sure foundation of divine engagements which cannot be dishonoured! Salvation by the works of the law is a frail and broken vessel whose shipwreck is sure; but the covenant vessel fears no storms, for the blood ensures the whole. The blood of Jesus made his testament valid. Wills are of no power unless the testators die. In this light the soldier's spear is a blessed aid to faith, since it proved our Lord to be really dead. Doubts upon that matter there can be none, and we may boldly appropriate the legacies which he has left for his people. Happy they who see their title to heavenly blessings assured to them by a dying Saviour. But has this blood no voice to us? Does it not bid us sanctify ourselves unto him by whom we have been redeemed? Does it not call us to newness of life, and incite us to entire consecration to the Lord? O that the power of the blood might be known, and felt in us this night!
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Today's reading: Jeremiah 37-39, Hebrews 3 (NIV)

View today's reading on Bible Gateway

Today's Old Testament reading: Jeremiah 37-39

Jeremiah in Prison
1 Zedekiah son of Josiah was made king of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; he reigned in place of Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim. 2 Neither he nor his attendants nor the people of the land paid any attention to the words the LORD had spoken through Jeremiah the prophet.
3 King Zedekiah, however, sent Jehukal son of Shelemiah with the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah to Jeremiah the prophet with this message: “Please pray to the LORD our God for us.”
4 Now Jeremiah was free to come and go among the people, for he had not yet been put in prison. 5 Pharaoh’s army had marched out of Egypt, and when the Babylonians who were besieging Jerusalem heard the report about them, they withdrew from Jerusalem.
6 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet:7 “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Tell the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of me, ‘Pharaoh’s army, which has marched out to support you, will go back to its own land, to Egypt. 8 Then the Babylonians will return and attack this city; they will capture it and burn it down.’
9 “This is what the LORD says: Do not deceive yourselves, thinking, ‘The Babylonians will surely leave us.’ They will not!10 Even if you were to defeat the entire Babylonian army that is attacking you and only wounded men were left in their tents, they would come out and burn this city down....”

Today's New Testament reading: Hebrews 3

Jesus Greater Than Moses
1 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5 “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. 6 But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.
Warning Against Unbelief
7 So, as the Holy Spirit says:
“Today, if you hear his voice,
8 do not harden your hearts
as you did in the rebellion,
during the time of testing in the wilderness,
9 where your ancestors tested and tried me,
though for forty years they saw what I did.
10 That is why I was angry with that generation;
I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray,
and they have not known my ways.’
11 So I declared on oath in my anger,
‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ”
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