Round here the fashion is to have solar farms. Farmers get so little return for their produce, they are giving some of their land over to slar farms. Fields that once produced crops are now covered with banks and banks of solar panels. One less than five miles from here is almost finished. I expect they get a govt. grant.
Putin is terrified of NATO coming to another of Russia's borders. When The cold war ended, Russia was assured that NATO would not extend into the former Soviet states. That assurance was broken. The previous Ukrainian president promised to consider the EU, but Russia put him to change his mind and to keep their alignment with Russia. Most of the people wanted closer ties with the EU and so overthrew the president. Russia then panicked on took back the Crimea. I was given to Unkraine by Kruschev for some reason or another. The West then put sanctions on Russia, instead of speaking to him. Sanctions never work, and in this case just riled Putin. It has probably caused more problems to us as a number of our farmers have gone out of business as Russia now does not buy their produce.
There were two distinct questions an d two distinct answers. Question one. "Tell us, when shall these things be?" As a response to Jesus' statement "See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." The answer Jesus gave expanded on his previous statement and then answered the question. "Tell us, when shall these things be?" He told them plainly that they would occur within in the Generation that he was addressing. In Matt 23 he tells the Scribes etc, that "36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation." He was speaking about the same destruction. Question two. "what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?" The answer begins "36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only" Two distinct question and two distinct answers.
Here, stores try to limit the number of bags by giving loyalty points for reusing your own bags, and selling a 'bag for life' which they replace free of charge when you return the worn out one. In Ireland the stores have to charge for bags. In France stores do not give bags, you have to bring your own, or buy a "bag for life." (Sac de la Vie.)
The crusaders were as bad as the Muslims. Their aim was to secure Jerusalem for the pope. The papal wars against Christians such as the Waldensians, the Petrobrussians and the Albis were also crusades. Even Hitler's war against the Soviet Union was a Crusade against the Orthodox Church.
I had problems with a quote. I wrote a reply one day must must have forgotten to submit it. Next day I tried to post a different quote and I got both quotes, then after thinking I had deleted both quotes, I tried another and got all three quotes embedded. Eventually I managed to delete all the quotes. I wish to say thank you Bro Matt for all your hard work, but like the previous postsers, I preferred the old clear view.
Interesting but I don't think the photos of the event I mentioned were there. WE were in the area at the time and saw a large convoy of tractors driving slowly blocking the traffic along the RN19 in the direction of Vesoul in Haute Sâone (70) This would have been before 1997.