Nom de Plume

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  1. Nom de Plume added a topic in Current Events / News   

    Jews Ordered To Register In East Ukraine
    Leaflet tells Jews to register in East Ukraine  
    ...and the persecution continues.
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  2. Nom de Plume added a post in a topic Blood Moon Tonight   

  3. Nom de Plume added a post in a topic Deleted Mozilla And Moved To Chrome, Are You In?   

     
    I took the time to read much of the Pale Moon website and while most of the site seems to lead one to believe that Pale Moon is still tied to Mozilla if you dig down into the Technical Details page you will read the following:
     
    Using the freedom of the MPL, I have therefore branded the browser Pale Moon, to clearly identify this browser as an individual product, not related to the Mozilla Corporation or official Firefox installations. 
     
    That's good enough for me. I tried the slim browser, and like it okay, but it doesn't work well on all my machines and I want to have consistency across platforms. I tried Chrome again, and while it's not bad there is just something I don't care for. Don't know what it is, but...
     
    So I'll try Pale Moon. Thanks for the tip and follow through.
  4. Nom de Plume added a post in a topic Concealed Carry   

    I'm all for it. As the old saying goes, "if you outlaw guns the only people that will have guns will be the outlaws".
     
    It seems most cases I have read about involving violence with guns had to do with people OBtaining their firearms less than legally. I also believe that if law abiding citizens were allowed to conceal carry in places like schools and bases some of these more heinous crimes would have been less costly.
     
    On the other side of the spectrum you have Tennessee:
     
    Tennessee Senate passes open carry bill
     
    Following the logic of the liberals, this should make Tennessee something like the wild west. We shall see...
  5. Nom de Plume added a post in a topic Jesus Popular In China   

    We are currently having our Mission's Conference and the missionary that spoke yesterday is a missionary to China. His name is Ken Lalman.
     
    He said the average Chinese are very curious about our God. It was a very interesting testimonial. He spoke for twenty minutes. 
     
    If you would like to view yesterday's meeting you can find it here.
     
    OPBBC Mission Conference - 4/11/14
     
    It is long (from 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM) so if you would just like to see Brother Lalman he starts at 1:36:44.
     
    Good preaching before and after. Chris Thompson (Capital City Baptist Church: Austin, TX) opens and his father is the closer. If you never heard Adam Thompson preach I think you may enjoy it.
  6. Nom de Plume added a post in a topic 15 Minute History Lesson   

     
    Here is an example of how this kind of economic warfare can be utilized:
     
    Putin warns Europe of gas shortages over Ukraine debts
  7. Nom de Plume added a post in a topic 15 Minute History Lesson   

    See for yourself:
     
    http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy-policy/2014/01/16/china-now-owns-record-1317t-us-government-debt/
     
    Could you imagine what would happen if they called that in?  
  8. Nom de Plume added a post in a topic 15 Minute History Lesson   

     
    China IS our bank. They are just patiently waiting for the precise moment to squeeze...
  9. Nom de Plume added a post in a topic 15 Minute History Lesson   

    I think it is the height of folly to ever underestimate the extent of stupidity within the U.S. Government.
  10. Nom de Plume added a post in a topic America In The Bible   

    I have heard the America "Eagle" Russian "Bear" theory since I was in grade school (that's a long time ago). I've also heard arguments that the Antichrist will come out of Arabia (these are the least credible IMO). I have also seen good studies that place the AC out of the European Union. I personally lean towards the EU theory but am far from dogmatic about it. People far more knowledgeable than I argued out the credibility of each of these theories for many years with little gain towards any theory; and as it has nothing to do with salvation or my scriptural OBedience, I won't argue the point.
     
    Having said that, here are some references I have had on hand that give some information on the word Tarshish. There is no support for the British Isles in either reference:
     
    From Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary:
     
    תַּרְשִׁישׁ Tarshiysh tar-sheesh'
    prOBably the same as 8658 (as the region of the stone, or the reverse); Tarshish, a place on the Mediterranean, hence, the ephithet of a merchant vessel (as if for or from that port); also the name of a Persian and of an Israelite:—Tarshish, Tharshish.
     
    8658:
    תַּרְשִׁישׁ tarshiysh tar-sheesh'
    prOBably of foreign derivation (compare 8659); a gem, perhaps the topaz:—beryl.
     
    From the Jewish Encyclopedia:
    Tarshish appears to have had a considerable trade in silver, iron, tin, and lead (Jer. x. 9; Ezek. xxvii. 12). It gave its name, besides, to a precious stone which has not yet been satisfactorily identified ( See Gems). The Targum of Jonathan renders the word "Tarshish" in the prophetical books by "sea," which rendering is followed by Saadia. Moreover, the term "ships of Tarshish" is rendered by Jewish scholars "sea-ships" (comp. LXX., Isa. ii. 16, πλοῖα θαλαρρης). Jerome, too, renders "Tarshish" by "sea" in many instances; and in his commentary on Isaiah (l.c.) he declares that he had been told by his Jewish teachers that the Hebrew word for "sea" was "tarshish." In Isa. xxiii. 1 the Septuagint, and in Ezek. xxvii. 12 both the Septuagint and the Vulgate, render "Tarshish" by "Carthage," apparently suggested by Jewish tradition. Indeed, the Targum of Jonathan renders "Tarshish" in I Kings xxii. 48 and Jer. x. 9 by "Afriḳi," that is, Carthage.
     
    Josephus ("Ant." i. 6, § 1), apparently reading "Tarshush," identifies it with Tarsus in Cilicia. This identification was adopted by Bunsen and Sayce ("Expository Times," 1902, p. 179); but it seems from Assyrian inscriptions that the original Hebrew name of Tarsus was not "Tarshush." Bochart (in his "Phaleg"), followed by many later scholars, identifies Tarshish with Tartessus, mentioned by Herodotus and Strabo as a district of southern Spain; he thinks, moreover, that "Tartessus" is the Aramaic form of "Tarshish." On the other hand, Le Page Renouf ("Proc. Soc. Bibl. Arch." xvi. 104 et seq.) refutes this theory, declaring besides that Tartessus never really existed. Renouf's opinion is that "Tarshish" means a coast, and, as the word occurs frequently in connection with Tyre, the Phenician coast is to be understood. Cheyne (in "Orientalische Litteraturzeitung," iii. 151) thinks that "Tarshish" of Gen. x. 4, and "Tiras" of Gen. x. 2, are really two names of one nation derived from two different sources, and might indicate the Tyrsenians or Etruscans. Thus the name may denote Italy or the European coasts west of Greece.
     
    Personally, where I see America in the Bible is in references like Isaiah 59:2 - 15
     
    Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
    Isaiah 59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
    Isaiah 59:4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
    Isaiah 59:5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
    Isaiah 59:6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
    Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
    Isaiah 59:8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
    Isaiah 59:9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold OBscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
    Isaiah 59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
    Isaiah 59:11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
    Isaiah 59:12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;
    Isaiah 59:13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
    Isaiah 59:14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
    Isaiah 59:15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment. 
     
    Having said that, America certainly looks like an appealing place for the Anti-Christ. Perhaps he'll have a vacation home here...maybe in Hawaii 
  11. Nom de Plume added a topic in Current Events / News   

    Gop Set To Launch First Partisan Web Domain
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/02/22/gop-web-address-suffix/5650385/
     
    The IRS is most like salivating as this will give them an easily searchable database of people/groups to audit.
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  12. Nom de Plume added a post in a topic Repub Primaries Won't Matter In Selection Process   

     
    That is pretty much where it has resided for decades, so little change there.
     
     
    The difference is that the America of the last century is essentially a commode with two flush handles: one on the left, and one on the right. Either way we are going to get flushed, the difference is if the left lever is pulled the swirl goes a little faster down the drain.
     
    And that is your political science 101 class for today. 
  13. Nom de Plume added a post in a topic Deleted Mozilla And Moved To Chrome, Are You In?   

    I've been considering using a different browser for some time, but have really been too lazy to try the various programs out there. I gave Chrome a shot some time ago and it really didn't do anything for me, so...
     
     
    I looked into this this morning and it seems that Pale Moon is nothing more than Firefox optimized to run on a Windows platform. From what I saw it looks like Pale Moon is still under the Mozilla banner. If true you may want to reconsider your choice.
     
     
    I looked at this too and it seems to have an interesting set of features I'd like to explore a bit further. I have downloaded and set it to default. We'll see how it works out. Thanks for the tip!
  14. Nom de Plume added a post in a topic Kjvo And Original Languages   

     
    Actually, in this post you assume that I have not directly witnessed to this lady. I hope in posts I made after that I made it clear that I have witnessed to this woman and most all others I have met there with the exception of one gentleman and one other lady that only came once a couple months ago and I have not seen since.
     
    I apologize if I misunderstood your post and also for my lack of clarity in early posts on this thread. That is one of the prOBlems with online forums. Without visual and aural communication present, there is often misunderstanding amongst the participants. I aplogize for any miscommunicaiton on my part.
     
    God bless.
  15. Nom de Plume added a post in a topic Kjvo And Original Languages   

     
    ...and you dish it out pretty well too. Do you count that a blessing?
     
    Forgive me, but the point was made.
     
    The NLT doesn't, but if read the rest of my posts as thoroughly as you do the nits you wish to pick you would know that.
     
     
    And so your position is that if you are newly saved and coming out of the Catholic Church you had best be fully ready for spiritual meat. No opportunity for newborn babes coming out of the Catholic Church, its either meat or go to hell.
     
    You read as well as swathdiver. I have explained repeatedly, but let me type real slow here so you might be able to catch it this time...
     
    I......regularly....share....scripture....with....these....people....to.....show....them....where....Catholic.....practices....are....against....the....Bible.