Legal Law

Thanksgiving: attitude of gratitude expressed in loving obedience

This recent exchange with a gentleman on the History Channel forum comes just in time to Thanksgiving Day

The twelve tribes themselves are not of European origin

The Twelve Tribes of Israel, the Anglo-Saxons and the white peoples of northwestern Europe, are of Israelite origin. We are the so-called “Ten Lost Tribes”. We were taken captive by the Assyrians and later, as prophesied, migrated north and west in Europe and King David’s dynasty continues on Scepter Island.

Of the 12,000 from each tribe that will be taken on Judgment Day, how many do you think will be of mixed blood?

If they were so mixed up, the Holy Spirit would not have inspired John to write specifically about the unique tribes of Israel. Obviously, they are not “mixed” enough to disqualify them from being considered, in God’s eyes, this or that specific tribe of Israel. Undoubtedly we have married each other, but still this or that tribe dominates in our ancestry, having passed through several countries (we can say that we are English, Irish, Dutch) but still ISRAELITES.

When Revelation was written, the author probably had no idea that the Jews would have dispersed throughout the world as they have or would have married each other as they have married other peoples.

John was a prophet and the Holy Spirit undoubtedly inspired him to know the other prophecies in the Law and the Prophets that clearly predicted the reach and expansion of all the Twelve Tribes to the ends of the Earth: Not just Jews! The Jews are only a small part of the great family of Jacob-Israel.

It is written in Amos that we (the 10 northern tribes Kingdom of Israel) would migrate, examine the nations, and yet not lose our identity (in regards to our ethnic makeup, our basic DNA).

assuming you are a gentile

God’s mercy extends to all peoples, even though His plan calls the Jews (and Israelites) first and then the Gentiles. God has called our peoples, Jews and Jews, Israelites, to finally become his servant nation to bless all nations.

I am a Joe (descendant of Joseph / Anglo-Saxon heritage) as well as a Jew, scion of King David, as our family can be traced back to the British and Scottish royal families. I am also a descendant of two Mayflower Pilgrims, John and Priscilla Alden, and a collateral descendant of three American Presidents.

[The Scripture] It does not apply to the United States because they did not give us anything. We take everything we have from the natives

The United States was given primarily to the descendants of Joseph and the other northern tribes of Israel, with some Jews living among us (although God has given them a Jewish homeland). Just as ancient Israel had to be willing to fight to secure its inheritance, so do we. Sometimes we were more honorable than others, like Jacob with Esau, but regardless of the Manifest Destiny it was going to be and it was fulfilled in us. We don’t take from the natives because it wasn’t theirs to begin with; It belongs to our Great Creator God and whoever He gives it to, as it is His divine prerogative.

The various natives took each and they had a violent history towards different tribes and were carried away by their crude paganism. Some were more advanced than others.

Deuteronomy 6: 10-12

10 And it will come to pass that when the LORD your God brings you to the land that he swore to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you big and beautiful cities that you did not build, 11 houses full of all the good things that you did not fill, wells dug that you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant;When you have eaten and are satisfied, 12 then be careful, lest you forget the LORD …

We build the cities, we invent our gadgets and things, we build a gigantic economy, we pave the roads, we assemble a massive army, and so on. all by ourselves. God had nothing to do with these things

God works in, through, and for people at the same time. He warned us not to develop such an unhealthy and pompous attitude of imagining in vain that we were doing all these things without His help and inspiration, even giving ourselves the health to achieve great things. God has blessed our efforts. It is true that God helps those who help themselves. The “Protestant work ethic” is a biblical work ethic.

Deuteronomy 8: 9-20

9 a land where you will eat bread without scarcity, where you will lack nothing; a land whose stones are made of iron and from whose hills copper can be extracted. 10 When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land that He has given you.
eleven “Be careful not to forget the LORD your God by not keeping his commandments, his judgments and his statutes that I command you today, 12 lest when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built beautiful houses and live in them; 13 and when your cows and herds multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies; 14 when your heart is lifted up and you forget the LORD your God … 17 then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand have earned me this wealth.’

18 And you will remember the LORD your God, because he is the one who gives you the power to get wealth, in order to confirm his covenant. who swore to your parents, as on this day. 19 Then it will come to pass that if you somehow forget the LORD your God and follow other gods, and serve and worship them, today I testify against you that you will certainly perish. 20 As the nations that the LORD destroys before you, so you will perish, because you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God.

As Abraham Lincoln warned, he said that we had forgotten our Great God and encouraged everyone to repent and pray that God could save our nation. They saved us that God could fulfill his many prophecies, his wonderful promises to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob about the peace and prosperity of their descendants because of OBEDIENCE OF ABRAHAM. But God has given us so many wonderful things and years and we have forgotten it as self-made men and women who imagine in vain that we do not need God and all this is our work, our hands’ work, so God, who controls. the weather – will take these things off our hands and show us how we are at His mercy to humble us and bring us back to Him and remind us to stay its commandments, its Holy Saturday and the biblical festivals, the “Jewish holidays”, and reject the replacement theology and pagan festivals of bloody Rome!

If we have to thank God for the invention of the airplane, then we have to thank Him for 9/11.

That is just ridiculous. What we do with a gift is our responsibility. Everything has the potential to be a blessing or a curse. God gives us free will to determine what we want for ourselves, what we will do with what we have been given: whether we will squander our inheritance or use it wisely, with an attitude of gratitude and loving obedience.

I see that he conveniently did not refer to the other verse I quoted, verse 24 which says:

1. Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty, devastates it, overthrows it, and scatters its inhabitants.

2. And it will happen that as happens with the people, so with the priest; As it is with the servant, so with his master; as it is with the maiden, so with her mistress; as it happens with the buyer, also with the seller; As with the lender, so with the borrower; as happens with the usury, so also with the payment of usury.

3. The land will be completely emptied and completely plundered, because the LORD has spoken this word. 4 The earth mourns and withers, the world languishes and withers, the haughty peoples of the earth languish.

13. When this happens: in the midst of the land among the people, it will be like the beating of an olive tree, and like the grape that is gleaned when the harvest is over. 14 They will lift up their voices, they will sing to the majesty of the LORD, they will cry out from the sea. 15 Therefore glorify the LORD in the fires, the name of the LORD God of Israel in the islands of the sea. 16. From the farthest parts of the earth we have heard songs, glory to the righteous. But I said: My weakness, my weakness, woe is me! treacherous traitors have acted treacherously; yes, the treacherous traffickers have acted very treacherous. 17 Fear and pit and snare upon you, you inhabitant of the earth. 18 And it will come to pass that he who flees from the noise of fear will fall into the pit; and whoever comes out of the middle of the pit will be caught in the trap; for the windows on high are open, and the foundations of the earth shake. 19 The earth is completely destroyed, the earth completely destroyed, the earth is very shaken. 20 The earth will totter from side to side like a drunkard, and it will be tossed about like a hut; and his transgression will be heavy on him; and it will fall and never rise again.

These verses prophesy the destruction of everything and everyone, which does not match what you are telling me.

I didn’t ignore it and addressed it. Humanity will reach a point of no return: except by divine intervention, no flesh would be saved alive, no human being would remain, just as Yeshua and the Prophets predicted. Within that Scripture reveals survivors they are praising God, which I have highlighted.

Matthew 24: 21-22

21 For then there will be great tribulation [Time of Jacob’s Trouble]As it has not been since the beginning of the world until now, no, nor will it ever be. 22 AND unless Those days were shortened, no meat would be saved; but for the sake of the chosen [the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob] those days will be shortened.

Isaiah 1: 9

9 Unless the lord of hosts

He had left us a very small scrap or scraps,

We would have become like Sodom,

We would have become like Gomorrah.

Isaiah 43: 1-3

1 But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob,

And he who formed you, O Israel:

“Do not fear, because I have redeemed you;

I have called you by name;

You’re mine.

2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

And through the rivers, they will not overflow you.

When you go through the fire, you won’t get burned,

Not even the flame will burn you.

3 For I am the LORD your God,

The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;

Tell Egypt for your ransom,

Ethiopia and Seba in your place.

God always saves a remnant to keep alive His promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that He would be their God and the God of their descendants (which means they must always have some descendants). This GOOD NEWS that is why the first chapter of Beyond Babylon: the rise and fall of Europe is appropriately called, “Guaranteed Survival!”

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Animals: My Spiritual Companion and a Heartwarming Story

This Christmas night, I spent some time reflecting.

What an honor to remember my friend and spiritual partner, Mr. Stormy, and the many divine blessings that accompanied his transition back to Spirit.

On December 20, 2013, I arrived at the Horse Protection League (HPL) Ranch in Golden, CO and was greeted by Miss Emie (HPL Barn Manager). I found great comfort in his warm embrace. When I entered Stormy’s meadow, she greeted me along with her human friend, Esther. I noticed that he kept his head close to the ground looking for a comfortable position. While talking to Esther, I asked her if she would like to receive an affirmative prayer.

Before we started, the rabbits and squirrels encouraged me to feel the peace around us and enjoy the soft glow of our surroundings. Dr. Wayne Dyer has described this gentle and peaceful glow as Godlight.

When I closed my eyes and settled into the beauty and stillness of that Divine moment, I felt at One with everything. Dr. Patty Luckenbach, DD (Divinity Doctorate) has taught me about the Principle of Unity. Each of us (including animals) is an incarnation of the One Spirit.

All life is inseparably One. Certainly there is a Divine Totality, a total interconnection. We are all One with each other and One with all Life.

When I began the Affirmative Prayer, the gift of the present moment allowed Divine Right Action to flow.

As he spoke, I saw various spirit beings among us. As an ambassador for the International Animal Ministry, coordinated by Dr. Patty Luckenbach, we have discussed my Divine gift of seeing these beautiful beings so full of Divine grace. When I finished the affirmative sentence, I opened my eyes and saw Stormy staring at me with her head held high. Respecting the bond between Esther and Stormy, they guided me to sit in the ranch house and send Reiki energy.

The Universal Consciousness called Rei guides the vital energy called Ki in the practice known as Reiki. With my eyes closed, I could feel the presence of our animal friends from the Nature Realm and feel the energy of the horses in “Lenny’s Crew” moving towards the Stormy meadow.

At that moment, I was led back to be with him.

When I opened my eyes, there was a large flock of mourning pigeons in their meadow. For the collective consciousness (humans), these beautiful birds represent a message of life, hope, renewal and peace. And, in this flock, a single White Dove was present, which is a symbol of the Holy Spirit in Christian iconography. For Christians, the Holy Spirit represents “the Spirit of Jesus” (Acts 16: 7) and the “Spirit of our God” (I Corinthians 6:11).

When I got back to Stormy’s paddock, I started to feel very unsteady, like I was going to pass out.

In fact, “Lenny’s Crew” had gathered next to him, and Miss Pearl (member of the crew) suggested that I put my right hand on his left shoulder. As I listened to his wisdom and breathed deeply into my Hara (Center of Balance), I felt like a tree with a deep root that allowed it to weather any storm. Standing next to Pearl, I watched the vet Dr. Long take a deep breath next to his truck, slowly let go of it, and leisurely walk toward Stormy’s meadow. I considered it a profound moment to witness. After years of dedicated service, his continued expression of humility moved me to help a soul return to the Spirit.

As she led Stormy to a beautiful grassy area on the west side of the ranch house, Pearl mentioned that she should follow her. I counted 14 mourning doves sitting on a power line near us. In numerology, the number 14 can be further reduced by adding 1 + 4 = 5. I have been taught that the number 5 symbolizes protection. The single White Dove sat between them, representing the presence of the Great Spirit. Therefore, I knew that everything was fine. On a soul level, Stormy and I looked deeply at each other and I heard him say, “Bye.”

I felt that word spread throughout my Heart Chakra.

At that Divine moment, we were truly One with each other. Nothing else existed except the two of us. Stormy’s gaze moved and her expression went blank. In that Divine moment, I felt like him looking from his perspective at his body standing below him. All of this happened before Dr. Long’s injection.

After Dr. Long’s departure, I was guided to return to the ranch and send additional Reiki energy. Afterwards, I took a walk through Stormy’s meadow and didn’t feel her presence. As I passed the mounted horses, greeting everyone on the road, I felt great peace. Mr. Lenny informed me that everything was fine and assured me that the other horses understood as well. While greeting each of the HPL horses at the front of the property, I spent some extra time with Miss Patches.

While gently stroking her neck, I mentioned Stormy’s name. I was very honored by the recognition of her name when she looked at me and said she was sorry about her friend. I felt an understanding from her about a much larger picture connected to her transition. One of my favorite photos from the 2014 HPL calendar shows Patches and Stormy side by side on the grass. It reminds me of a quiet afternoon with friends as the sun sets behind the mountains.

When I returned home from the HPL Ranch, I was exhausted both physically and emotionally.

That morning, at about one in the morning, I went to bed after a two-week trip to California and Oregon. Stormy’s fatigue and transition were taking its toll, and I opted for a rejuvenating nap. As tears ran down my face thinking of Stormy, I closed my eyes and saw two lovely spirit beings. I knew everything was fine. Later that night, as I brushed my teeth, more tears ran down my face. While I was in bed, I closed my eyes and began to feel Stormy’s presence very strongly.

I knew everything was fine.

During the Christmas Eve service at Mile Hi Church, I was moved to tears again! During a time of prayer, I thanked Higher Consciousness for helping Stormy with a smooth and safe transition back to Spirit. I felt the peace that passes all understanding.

As an animal communication specialist and animal reiki teacher, I am fortunate to have many clients. Before Mr. Stormy’s transition, one of them stopped by the HPL Ranch to visit me on my volunteer day. We took a little hike to visit with some horses. In Stormy’s meadow, he stopped and looked. She explained that she knew him and that it was difficult for her to see him at HPL. His commitment to his horse has been an inspiration to me. It was difficult for him to understand why a human companion would willingly place a horse on HPL.

I told him that I fully understood his point of view. When I mentioned the incredible commitment, compassion, and love extended to Stormy and all the HPL resident horses, I felt a deeper level of understanding from her and myself about the true gift of HPL. Mr. Stormy was showered with love, the best gift we can give ourselves, others, and our beloved animal companions, no matter how big or small they are.

For more information on the Horse Protection League (HPL), visit

I strongly suggest that if you haven’t started your own epic journey into the wonderful world of animal communication yet, start now with the Heart School of Animal Communication’s Basic Fundamentals Course for Beginners.

You will soon discover how to apply your intuitive skills to help heal suffering animals, solve behavior problems, connect and communicate faster, work with groups of animals, prepare for transitions, and reconnect in the afterlife.

** Author: Eden Koljord


Consider the list of key attractions that draw people to Kansas City

Kansas City is without a doubt one of the cities most worth exploring in the United States of America. This city is in Missouri, with tons of great attractions and many entertainment related things to do.

From history to music to construction to food, the city maintains a great reputation in terms of everything.

You can book Spirit Airlines plane tickets to travel to the city and conquer some of the city’s highlights on your vacation.

Take a look at the main tourist spots in the city.

Kansas City’s Top 5 Sights

1.Country Club Plaza: Located in the Country Club District of Kansas City, it is a shopping center named after the district in which it is located. It became the first shopping center in the city to welcome shoppers arriving by car. Today, it is the most famous shopping site in the city. Your trip to the city cannot be completed without shopping in the square. You can find high-end brands like Michael Kors, Kendra Scott, and Kate Spade, here. Also, you can choose to buy from local stores.

Plus, you can soak up the incredible views from this 15-block area. It features romantic horse-drawn carriage rides or a gondola on the adjacent Bush Creek.

To have an amazing and entertaining vacation, you must travel to the city. Book Spirit Flights tickets in advance to get cheap deals on flights to Kansas City.

2. Nelson Atkins Museum: It is an art museum known for its collection of works from almost every continent and culture. Especially, the museum has an extensive collection of Asian art. The museum has an outstanding collection of more than 33,500 objects. By visiting the museum, you have the opportunity to learn about various civilizations through different paintings, prints, sculptures, drawings, and photographs.

3. Power & Light District: It is one of the most popular areas of the city that offers some of the best entertainment venues for its visitors. It is an eight-block entertainment center that continues to be packed with locals and tourists throughout the year. There are over 50 shops, nightspots, and restaurants in the Power & Light District. From sports to music to dining, this place hosts a host of free events for its visitors, each year. So, if you want to experience the nightlife of the city, you should definitely visit this place.

4. Joe’s a Top Barbecue: If you love barbecued meals, you have good reason to book Spirit Airlines tickets and travel into town. While the city is a famous foodie destination, Joe’s City Top Barbecue is a must see due to its great barbecue options. The best items on this restaurant’s menu include ribs, The Z-Man, and French fries.

5. American Jazz Museum: When traveling to New City, you definitely owe it to yourself to visit the American Jazz Museum. In fact, your trip to the city cannot be completed without making this place a must see. While the museum preserves the history of American jazz music through exhibits by Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, and other famous jazz music composers, it also hosts live performances several nights a week. If you are a jazz music lover, book Spirit Flights tickets to Kansas City and visit this museum.

Happy holidays in the city!

Real Estate

How to Hire a Good Contractor

Remodeling projects can be a real challenge for homeowners. Since even small projects can be a significant monetary investment, it is important to choose the right contractor at the right price. There are several steps homeowners can take before choosing a contractor to avoid potential hiccup headaches during remodeling. Here’s an easy-to-follow guide that ensures homeowners choose the right contractor for their remodeling project.

The first step homeowners should take is to shop around. Get recommendations from friends, family, or online resources to determine which companies are the most reputable and trustworthy. Check Yelp and Angie’s List to check customer satisfaction with different contractors. Before approaching contractors to discuss your remodel, make sure you have drawings or specifications that illustrate the work you want to do. It is difficult for contractors to create an accurate estimate based on vague ideas.

Before making your decision, get at least three written estimates from different contractors. Make sure each contractor conducts a thorough evaluation of the work that needs to be done. Don’t necessarily go for the lowest offer; you want the best job, not necessarily the best price. Be sure to draw up a written contract that specifies materials, warranties, schedules, subcontractors, and other important information. It is very important to make sure the contractor and subcontractors are licensed and insured. The last thing you want is to be sued for workers’ compensation after an uninsured worker is injured on the job. Check with your insurance company to make sure you are covered for any injury or damage that may occur.

Was your home built before 1978? Many houses built before this time used lead-based paints. Lead is a neurotoxin that, when disturbed, can cause serious health complications, especially in children under the age of six and pregnant women. Read about the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. Make sure your contractor is RRP certified and takes steps to comply with EPA’s lead containment law. Compliance involves taking serious precautions to prevent the spread of hazardous lead paint dust from demolition and other renovation activities. The contractor must provide you with a brochure explaining the harmful effects of lead paint and take steps to seal off the work area, provide personal protection to workers, and thoroughly clean all surfaces that have come in contact with lead paint. lead. Ask your contractor about his strategy for addressing the RRP rule before the project begins.

Make sure your contractor uses surface protection and dust control throughout the remodeling process. Protective coatings for valuable accessories such as floors, granite countertops, high-end cabinets, doors, etc. prevent damage and help ensure your project is completed on time and on budget. A contractor who takes the time to protect his home accessories shows that he cares about customer satisfaction. Dust generated from tearing down walls, tearing off floors and cabinets, and other demolition activities can spread throughout the home if the work area is not properly sectioned. Make sure your contractor requires workers to wear shoe covers, use sticky floor mats at entrances, and put up ZipWall dust barriers to contain dust raised from remodeling activities. This will ensure that the rest of your home is not covered in dust and dirt while your remodeling project takes place.

By following these simple steps, your remodeling project should be hassle-free. As long as you are honest with your general contractor about project timelines, expectations, and surface protection requirements, the remodel project should run smoothly and be a source of pride for both the owner and the contractor. For more information on the RRP rule or surface protection recommendations, visit

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WoW TCG Loot Cards: Why Going To A Darkmoon Faire Event Is Your Best Chance To Get Free WoW TCG Loot

Looking to get popular WoW TCG loot cards like Spectral Tiger for a low price? Then check out a World of Warcraft Trading Card Game Darkmoon Fair event near you. Darkmoon Fair events are monthly mini-conventions run by Cryptozoic Entertainment, giving away tens of thousands of dollars in WoW TCG loot at every Darkmoon Fair.

Interested in finding out what happens at a Darkmoon Faire and what you can do to get some of those great loot? Here are some details to help you know what to expect at one of these great WoW TCG events.

WoW TCG Beginner Events

One of the first things players who haven’t played the World of Warcraft trading card game will want to consider participating in is one of the beginner events. These events take place throughout the weekend and are the perfect place to get acquainted with the game.

These events are great value and a great way to get acquainted with the rules. Beginning events are held several times a day and cost $ 10 to participate. With that ticket, you get a WoW TCG class starter deck to play for three rounds, and you get a booster pack from the latest WoW TCG expansion – win or lose!

The main event

If you’re a more experienced WoW TCG player looking for a way to win one of the 8 Spectral Tiger loot cards, try the main event starting on Saturday. The format for the main event ranges from Classic Constructed, Core Constructed, and Sealed Pack, but the reward for reaching the top 8 at the end of this Swiss elimination tournament is a Spectral Tiger.

Plus, if you do well in the top-tier playoffs on Sunday, you can win other incredible prizes, like thousands of dollars in travel vouchers, electronic devices like an iPad, and more.


The Lootapalooza event takes place on the Sunday of the Darkmoon Fair. It’s one of the craziest events for people to win loot cards. The Lootapalooza event costs $ 20 to participate and is a Class Starter Deck tournament, which means you play with the random Class Starter Deck they give you.

In each round of this Swiss event, the judges randomly award loot cards to participants. Yes, this includes a Spectral Tiger, which is awarded in the last round of the tournament. Rare loot cards from the latest WoW TCG expansion are also given out to the people with the best records at the end of this tournament, making it one of the Darkmoon Fair tournaments that brings you the most value. Loot card for your money.

Darkmoon Fairs are a fun event for everyone, but if you want to save a fortune on WoW TCG loot cards as well, it’s definitely worth checking out if there are any in your area. With Cryptozoic Entertainment working hard to produce more exciting events each month, these big tournaments are only becoming more valuable to attend.


The Steelers broke the game Vs The Giants

The Steelers have overcome injuries all season; but on Sunday there was an injury that they couldn’t. That would be Greg Warren. “Who” you ask? Even some of the Steelers’ most die-hard fans couldn’t tell you who Warren was before this week. Greg Warren would be the long snapper for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who injured his knee in the fourth quarter against the Giants.

We all know that injuries are part of the game and that good teams have to overcome. They need to have reliable reserves that can step in and get the job done. The Steelers were missing a couple of players against the Super Bowl Champion Giants. Wideout Santonio Holmes was deactivated because, for whatever reason, he felt the urge to smoke blunts while driving through Pittsburgh. Cornerback Bryant McFadden came out with a broken arm. Running back Willie Parker has been out with knee problems. Left tackle Marvel Smith came out with a bad back. The Steelers also lost Ryan Clark during the game with a dislocated shoulder. Mitch Berger hurt his groin on a punt and was doing his best to clear the entire game. But the only injury the Steelers couldn’t overcome was the loss of Greg Warren, who tore his ACL in his knee.

The Steelers had players in other positions who stepped in and produced. Nate Washington for Holmes, Tyrone Carter for Clark and Mewedle Moore for Parker are the leading candidates. The thing is, no one has two long snapper on their team. They only have “emergency snappers” that they can fill in the short term if something happens. Linebackers James Harrison and James Farrior fill that emergency role for the Steelers. Harrison was the player who offered to replace when Warren went down.

Pittsburgh was leading 14-12 at the time. Roethlisberger was sacked and the Steelers had to punt from their own 18-yard line with 6 minutes to play. That’s when Harrison came in and threw the ball over the head of punter Mitch Berger and left the end zone for a touchdown. That tied the score at 14 and the Giants returned the free throw that followed the 50-yard line. Although the Giants hadn’t moved the ball much throughout the game, they had good momentum to score a touchdown and take a 21-14 lead.

The Giants unit before leaving the end zone also had a very opportunistic play. New York was down 14-9 with just under 10 minutes left in the game. They faced a quarter-and-one from the Steelers 29-yard line. Eli approached the scrimmage line and looked confused, so he indicated a time-out. Unfortunately, the Giants had just used a timeout and two cannot be called in a row. So they were called up for a game delay and now faced a 4th and 6th from the 34-yard line. Eli made a cheeky play that seemed to have cost the Giants a chance to win the game. But he made up for it on the next play when he connected with Amani Toomer on a hot 30-yard route to the Steelers 4.

All the “experts” claim that the Giants are the best team in the league. New York definitely had a couple of plays of its own in this one. It was a good, hard and forceful game. But they could / should have missed this one very easily. It was the injury of long snapper Greg Warren that opened the door for New York to suppress this game. If Warren isn’t hurt; I doubt that any of the so-called “experts” are calling the Giants the best team in the league.

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The aeronautical capital of the United States, Wichita, KA is taking off again

Wichita, KS Economic Outlook is on the mend even with all the aerospace layoffs there. In Wichita there are 79.4% white, 9.1% black and 22% of the jobs are in the manufacturing industry, where the average wage is more than $ 18.45 per hour or on an average 39.5 hours per week is more than 45 thousand annual income per year – High paying manufacturing jobs. Most of which are related to aviation, 56% are exclusively aviation.

Even with layoffs and more to come, things look better than most manufacturing cities. 46% of employers thought they could lay off more people next year, but the indication is that 54% will not. That’s better than most of the manufacturing related cities we travel to like Stanton PA, Allentown PA, Manchester NH, Tulsa OK, etc. With similar MSA characteristics when it comes to manufacturing. Last year 64% of employers were laid off. Retail is up a bit mainly due to newer stores, such as Wal-mart, Grocery, and Pet Retail Companies. Overall, without that, we saw a 3% decline in retail last year, probably layoffs again in the aviation manufacturing sectors.

Downtown is getting another update, one area is similar to OKC Brick Town, often commuters just call it Brick City, even AAA in the magazine called it that.

The Brick City

theme and has attracted residents and tourists especially on weekends to shop, hang out and spend. Nashville-like bars are open for kids and outdoor dining venues as well. A River Walk project is also scheduled, a reduced version of the one in San Antonio.


Hopefully those projects will prevent the city center from deteriorating further. Wichita ambassadors are sponsoring a project to alert their commercial and retail businesses to keep the center clean of debris to attract more business. Have they published a booklet? Whose job is it? The truth about how to keep our city safe and attractive? The brochure you quote, awning repair, graffiti problems, garbage cans, bus stops, etc. It is a problem since there are low-income areas throughout the city center, especially in the south.

We are pleased to report that Wichita KS is taking off again thanks to the teamwork of the entire community.

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Criminal Law Questions: How Does Bail Work?

When a person is arrested for a crime, a judge will set the amount of bail based on the severity of the crime and the defendant’s criminal record. If the defendant is unable to pay the amount of the rent, he will remain in jail until his scheduled court appearance. This is a problem for many people who are arrested. A person often has work and family obligations, and being locked up for an extended period of time could lead to difficulties. People in this difficult situation need a bond to be able to get out of custody quickly.

A surety bond is a guarantee between the court and a surety or surety company. The bond guarantees that the defendant will go to court for their scheduled appearance. If the arrested party does not go to court, the surety is responsible for paying the amount of the bond. Many surety companies seek collateral for large bond amounts because the surety must post a bond for a defendant who does not appear.

The fee to secure a surety agent is 10% of the total amount set by the court. Most state governments set the legal amount that surety companies can charge. For example, if the bond is set at $ 50,000, then the defendant would pay the surety $ 5,000. The guarantor’s fee is non-refundable and covers services provided to secure the lease. Most low-cost lease amounts do not require collateral.

Typically, it is a friend, relative, or loved one who first contacts a bail bond company on behalf of the defendant. Being arrested or having a loved one in custody is always stressful. It can also be quite traumatic. Agents have to deal with stressed customers every day and are often ready to help speed up the process. The surety will request basic information to begin processing the bond. The agent will ask for the full name and date of birth of the arrested person, the name of the jail, the city, the date they were arrested and the amount of the lease established by the court. A surety agent can help obtain information that may be unfamiliar.

Some people are surprised to learn that bail is not considered a source of income for the state, nor is it set to punish the defendant. It really is just an incentive for the defendant to appear in court without attempting to flee the law. In most situations, the surety fee is relatively affordable and will not have a major impact on the defendants’ finances. Paying the surety is much more affordable than paying the rent or being locked up for weeks. Obtaining a surety bond from a reputable surety company can be a quick process with minimal hassle.


What is Shibari

The knowledge of the ancient art of is very incomplete. Research and knowledge development continue every day. There are many different styles, such as Fumo Ryu (the spiritual style) or Iki (the basic style of Zen) and the individual styles of various string artists.

Imagine a room lit by candles. Shadows will dance on the walls and create the atmosphere in the room. That is exactly what you want to achieve in Japanese slavery: the battle between contrasts: beauty and fear, love and resistance, desire and despair, mental growth and humiliation, pain and lust.

It is an intriguing art that involves different levels: physical, mental and metaphysical. For the Kizõshà (donor, donor, dominant, active partner) it is a balancing act, juggling several different impulses. For the Ukétorinìn (receiving, submissive, passive partner – in Japan she is sometimes also called M-jo – “maso woman” – who can be anything from a female professional bondage model to a woman who loves to be The male recipient is sometimes known as Mo – “maso man”) is the last trip to paradise.

Knit or wrap

“Japanese bondage” is a superficial and inadequate translation. While most people are only aware of bindings, lifestyle and technique encompass much more, both in technique and background. Shibari Do, as the lifestyle is called, has its roots in Japanese love and courtship, manipulation of Ki energy, traditional Japanese rope torture techniques, martial arts, theater, even old fashion and aspects of Zen Buddhism. The erotic use of bondage is just one aspect of the lifestyle. The technique is now also used as a performing art, it has healing aspects and, in general, it is also a way of training the body and mind.

Shibari is best translated as “weave” or “wrap in ropes”. Both translations refer to the interaction between the strings, the mind, and the Ki energy meridians in the human body. Ki (or Chi in Chinese) is the energy of life; meridians are the channels through which this energy flows. And since Ki, in Eastern philosophy, controls life within the body, as well as the interaction between the body and its environment, Japanese slavery has a direct influence on life. Ki can only flow and create a healthy situation through the eternal pattern of changes between Yin and Yang. Techniques live to influence this pattern by expanding the position of the Yin and Yang on many different levels.


There are many myths and very few facts about the origin of Japanese slavery. As a result, its origin remains unclear to date. Some references to what could be the earliest forms of Japanese slavery provide an idea.

In the first half of the 17th century, during the Tokugawa shogunate (Edo period), the dominant Japanese religion was not Shintoism (which emerged after the decline of the Togukawa dynasty) but a shogun-backed form of Neo-Confusianism. One of the most important Buddhist schools was the Nichiren Shu Komon school in Kyoto. It had eight temples in Kyoto (the 17th century capital of Japan) and was funded by members of the upper classes, including the Shogun himself.

The school’s 17th High Priest, Nissei, was a decadent, power-hungry man, interested only in money, power, and women. Under his reign, members of the upper social classes would gather in this school, tie naked women in submissive and humiliating positions and leave them tied long enough to enjoy them and draw pictures of them while they were in captivity, thus producing pornographic images. These meetings were called “komon sarashi shibari”. Very rare examples of such drawings have appeared in collections of Ukiyo-e (erotic woodcuts from the 17th century).

While this is one of the few documented ancient uses of slavery as an erotic technique, the fact that such gatherings existed in Kyoto supports undocumented rumors that samurai in rural areas tied up women and exposed them for erotic fun. Bondage techniques, borrowed from Hojo Jitsu (the art of tying and transporting prisoners), Japanese rope torture techniques (Kinbaku), and Sarashi (the public display of criminals) were apparently used in these meetings. That’s where the martial arts roots (if any) of Japanese slavery are believed to originate. Although it is often described as such, there is no evidence of a direct linear connection between Shibari and what are known as “soft weapon techniques” in most martial arts, of which Hojo Jitsu is one.

Komon Sarashi Shibari himself caused another misinterpretation. Japanese words can mean many different things, depending on their context. Komon can be translated as “anus”, leading to the misconception that Japanese slavery began as a means of showing women with their butt exposed. In this case, however, Komon means “counselor” or “consultant” (read: part of the temple staff and “follower of confusius”), which is a reference to the school where these meetings and the participants took place.

Another intriguing source on the origin and history of Japanese serfdom is ancient Japanese police records. In the 17th century, at least one traditional slavery was used by condemned love couples in ritual suicides. The “forbidden lovers” (usually lovers of different social classes) sometimes used the bondage “shinju” (a harnass torso) to tie themselves and then, firmly connected to each other, they plunged into a river, a lake or the sea to drown together . For quite some time, these ritual suicides were known as “shinju suicides”.

This is what Washington State University notes about “shinju suicides”: “the most popular subject of both kabuki and joruri (theater forms – ed.) Was the subject of double suicide, shinju, as frustrated lovers, incapable Due to social restrictions in living a life together, they desperately chose to commit suicide in mutual suicide in hopes of reuniting in the pure land of bliss promised by Amida Buddha. Many of these double suicide works involved ukiyo themes, such as love between an upper class or a nobleman and a prostitute. This is the subject of the most famous of the works of shinju (Sonezaki Shinju), by Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1725). Such works of shinju often inspired a wave of suicides real doubles, so the Tokugawa regime in 1723 intervened and banned shinju not only on the kabuki and joruri stage, but also in real life. “

In Japanese psychology, the word “shinju” (meaning “pearl” or “unity of hearts” depending on its context) is still used for multiple suicides involving people with a strong bond.

In Japanese bondage terms, “shinju” is a harnass torso, tied to highlight and erotically stimulate female breasts (the “pearls”). Surprisingly, the word “shinju” in Japan is also used for sleeveless tops of the off-the-shoulder type for women.

Is there some kind of inheritance?

The answer to that question is currently impossible to give with certainty. It could be, but due to the lack of historical references, it is unlikely. Yes, there are references to art that date back to the 17th century. However, that’s also where any attempt to track it stops. As an erotic art form, it apparently existed in the upper classes of Japan. But it does not have, as many claim, linear roots of any martial art.

In fact, the following assumption is much more likely. Most ancient cultures have seen combinations of power, sometimes spirituality and mysticism and eroticism. Courtley Love and the much earlier Celtic and Saxon rituals in Europe and the Kama Sutra are just a few examples of this. And yes, in most of those rituals, weapons and warrior culture were intertwined with rituals of courtship, sexual intercourse, and sexuality. Power eroticizes! It always has. There is no reason to suppose that it was different in Japan.

Shibari today

Contemporary images of “Japanese slavery” generally have a completely different background which, unfortunately, is pornography. Most have their origin in Japanese pornographic videos produced between 1950 and 1980. Their only “raison d’être” can be found in the fact that the combination of naked and sane women sells. These Japanese movies can be seen as the Japanese response to the emerging popularity of slavery in the American porn industry since the 1930s (John Willie, Betty Page, and others).

The vast majority of Japanese string artists of this period actually made their money manipulating the bindings for these movies and some still do. Some, like the late Osada Eikichi (aka “Mr. Flying Ropes”) and Denki Akechi, created their own style and performances.

Home Kitchen

Quality affordable knives

There are many knife smiths today and they come from all over the world. Some of the highest quality knives are still made in Germany and Japan. However, there are knife makers in other parts of the world who make excellent knives. Without lowering quality standards, these companies bring professional quality kitchen utensils.

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