Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks? Taste or politics?

dunkindonutsfriendsMy wife and I went to Dunkin Donuts the other day and saw they were peddling a t-shirt with the inscription “FRIENDS don’t let FRIENDS drink Starbucks”. Now I do think Dunkin Donuts has some of the best coffee you can buy when on the road, especially if you can make them put in only one third of the cream they normally do. Starbucks coffee is too burnt for my taste, so I seldom frequent the place.

This peaked my curiosity so I looked up news about Starbucks. Thanks to a news-clip via Vision To America I found the reason why it is better to go Dunkin than Starbucks.

Coffee chain Starbucks has plenty of stores across the world, and plenty in Muslim nations. But one country where they proudly will not operate is in the nation of Israel. Starbucks closed all their stores over 11 years ago in the Holy Land, and today’s announcement effectively reveals they are boycotting Israel.
The coffee chain has issued a statement announcing that neither Starbucks nor CEO Howard Schultz “provides financial support to Israel,” or to its army, in the wake of what Starbucks called “false rumors.”
The Dunkin Donuts coffee tastes
better and better.

 

Fundamentalist Christianity vs . Fundamentalist Islam; What difference does it make?

Fundamentalist Christianity vs . Fundamentalist Islam; What difference does it make?
A few years ago when Rosie was on “the View” she made the following statement: “Fundamentalist Christianity and Fundamentalist Islam: There is NO difference!”
Now I am a fundamentalist Christian. I was not always one, nor did I know what it meant. Reading through the Bible (I always loved old Christian music and playing a record of a cantata of J.S. Bach over and over one night I realized he knew something I do not know, I must find out what that is) I started to read the Gospel of Matthew. Nothing moved me until chapter 27: 62 -65 Now on the next day, the day after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered together with Pilate, 63 and said, “Sir, we remember that when He was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I am to rise again.’ 64 Therefore, give orders for the grave to be made secure until the third day, otherwise His disciples may come and steal Him away and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.” 65 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go, make it as secure as you know how.”

That was when it hit me. I believed in God, but like the Pharisees I made sure Jesus was not risen, certainly not bodily. I liked the concept, but refused to accept the reality. What convinced me was the honesty in the language “that deceiver”, referring to the Lord Jesus. The Pharisees could only have said that if they in some way believed but refused to accept the claim he was to rise again. In a flash I saw my problem: If Jesus is not risen I miss out on Christianity.
The other thing that made me believe the Bible to be true was the Dead Sea Scrolls. As a child I had been told the book of Isaiah had been written after Christ. There was no other way to explain the many prophesies other than to say it had been modified after the birth of Christ. Then they found a complete scroll of Isaiah written at least 140 B.C. This convinced me the whole bible is true.
These are the five pillars of Christian Fundamentalism:
• The inerrancy of the Bible in the original languages
• The literal nature of the Biblical accounts, especially regarding Christ’s miracles
• The Virgin Birth of Christ
• The substitutionary atonement of Christ on the cross
• The bodily resurrection and physical return of Christ
That is it. That defines  Christian Fundamentalism.

These are the five pillars of Islam:

  1. Shahadah: declaring there is no god except God, and Muhammad is God’s Messenger
  2. Salat: ritual prayer five times a day at precise times determined by local sun time, not standard time, facing Mecca.
  3. Zakat: giving 2.5% of one’s wealth to the poor and needy yearly, 1/8th of which must go to Jihad (Struggle or Holy War)
  4. Sawm: fasting and self-control during the holy month of Ramadan, which occur 11 days earlier every year, making 103 Ramadans/century.
  5. Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime  if one is able.

Islamic fundamentalism may be best defined by what they do not believe in:
• Freedom from religious police.
• Equality issues between men and women.
• Separation of religion and state.
• Freedom of speech.
• Freedom of religion.

But Islamic Fundamentalists do believe:

Death to apostates.

Death (fatwa) to anyone insulting the Prophet.

Death to the Jews.

Death to Christians that do not acknowledge the superiority of Islam and Muhammad and do not pay the protection tax.

Death to converts to Christianity.

Sharia law is supreme to all other laws, and shall be practiced in all Islamic countries.

Islam is the religion of peace, and peace will come when the whole world is under Islam.

They believe the Bible is corrupted but the Quran is true to the last letter.

They believe the accounts of the Old Testament (the Book) when they do not conflict with the Quran.
They do believe in the virgin birth of Christ. (We can agree about something).
They do NOT believe Christ died on the Cross (it only seemed so unto the Jews), no substitutionary atonement exists. That is why the cross is so offensive to Muslims.
They believe Christ was directly translated to God, but since he never died he could not have been resurrected.
They believe Christ will return again and tell all Muhammad is greater.
They believe Jesus was a Muslim (as was Moses and Abraham).

How do you become a Muslim convert?

Recite the Shahada in front of witnesses.

It is to be noted that President Obama has recited publicly the Shahada with a perfect Arab accent.

Therefore he is a Muslim to all Muslims.

 

 The Muslim Brotherhood’s slogan:  “Allah is its goal, the Prophet is the model, the Qur’an its constitution, jihad its path, and death for the sake of Allah its most sublime belief.”

 

 

 

 

Brennan spied on Congress, Clapper on millions, They must go NOW!!

Clapper he lied while the NSC spied.
This is our fate, our liberty died.
It is not over yet,
We will get a reset.
Palin for POTUS, she WILL turn the tide.

Brennan he lied while the CIA spied.
This is our fate, our liberty died.
It is not over yet,
We will get a reset.
Palin for POTUS, she WILL turn the tide.

 

Picture: Brennan and Clapper: Liar, Liar, …. .. ….

 

 

John Brennan, James Clapper

Other than Mexicans, a record number from Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan (and Iran) are entering our porous border. A Limerick.

Texas Governor Rick Perry said a record number of illegal immigrants from Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Jihadists are flooding the Mexican borderObamaMussolini

Obama will rule by executive order.

Constitution? Who cares?

The one lawless prepares

to take over the country by civil disorder.

“We tortured some folks.” Is water-boarding really torture? A Limerick.

“We tortured some folks” in the past

Three terrorists questioned at last.

What they call water-board

is not torture. My lord!

Obama! Be real! I’m aghast.

At his impromptu press conference at the Friday daily briefing of White House Reporters Obama wanted questions on how he was planning to celebrate his birthday, what birthday cake to have and so on, important stuff like that. Instead he got questions like what to do with Brennan of CIA spying on Congress computers, the situation in Israel and Hamas, Russia and Ukraine, the situation in general in the world. He summed up with this gem in reference to the,  sponsored by only Democrats,  soon to be released CIA report: “We tortured some folks.” How Presidential!

Putin leopard, Obama Poodle, Palin Grizzly. A Limerick.

PutinObama A top Kremlin official, Dmitri Rogozin tweeted the picture to the left under the heading: “We have different values and allies.”

Putin has leopard, Obama has poodle;

Palin has everything, kit and kaboodle.

Watch the Grizzly mom act

and the media react.

Poor Obama does spank with a noodle.

The picture below is from Governor Palin’s time as Governor.

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Jesse Ventura lost big in his win over Chris Kyle’s widow. A Limerick.

KyleTaraKyleVenturaJesse Ventura was suing Chris Kyle

Won a big verdict, but was it worthwhile?

For his skin is too thin

So he lost in his win.

Widows have honor, the fart has but bile.

There is one redeeming fact coming out of it. The book “American Sniper” is flying off the shelves after the verdict. And Jesse Ventura is exposed for what he really is.

Picture on left: Tara Kyle.

ISIS destroys the Muslim Tomb of Jonah, not the Israel Tomb of Jonah.

JonahTomb blowupISIS destroys the Muslim Tomb of Jonah, not the Israel Tomb of Jonah.People walk through the rubble of the Prophet Younis Mosque after it was destroyed in a bomb attack by militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIL, in the city of Mosul

Jonah Prophet-Younus-Grave-DestroyedISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) blew up the Tomb of Jonah in Mosul. Why?

Jonah is a prophet according to Jews, Christians and Muslims.

The Bible book of Jonah is short, only 4 chapters long and speaks of a most unwilling prophet being told by God to go to Nineveh and tell the hated Assyrians to repent. Jonah wants nothing of that so he tries to go the other way, boards a ship for Tarshish to escape God’s will for him. But (read the story for yourself, it is only 47 verses long) he was swallowed by a great fish and gets spit up on dry land three days and three nights later.

Then he goes to Nineveh and to his great dismay they repent and God spares them so they can continue to pester the Israelis.

In the Quran there is also a book of Jonah (Surah 10, Yunus (Jonah)). It has 109 verses and deals with what Jonah allegedly told the inhabitants of Nineveh. According to Muslim tradition he was buried in what is now a part of Mosul.

The Prophet of Jonah has a special significance for Christians, since the Lord Jesus said: Matthew 12:38-41  Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.”

39 But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.

The question remain: Why does ISIS blow up Tombs and Shrines?

My guess is that ISIS tries to regenerate the Caliphate from today with no memorial places to put them in a historical perspective, but like the Chinese ruler Qin Shi Huang, that built the Great wall, He wanted all history to begin with him, so much so that he had his own mother killed, so do ISIS want to eradicate history.

one alternate explanation may be found in Muhammad’s last words as recorded in the Hadith, Volume 2, Book 23, Number 414: Narrated ‘Urwa: Aisha said, “The Prophet in his fatal illness said, ‘Allah cursed the Jews and the Christians because they took the graves of their Prophets as places for praying.”‘ Aisha added, “Had it not been for that the grave of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) would have been made prominent but I am afraid it might be taken (as a) place for praying.

Very conservative Sunnis take this seriously, so all graves must be unadorned, no tombs of any kind. Shias on the other hand are big on shrines and tombs. This may lead to a war of attrition between Sunnis and Shias. As is recorded in Ezekiel 38:21  I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord God. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother.

ISIS is  ruthless. jonah2 jonah1
Their soldiers rape, mutilate and pillage at will. They even announced in Mogul newspapers that all virgins should do their duty and service the ISIS soldiers for the sake of Jihad.

The command to Christians left in Mosul is: Leave, pay Dhimmitude tax, convert or die.

This is the new face of Islam.

This is the Israel tomb of Jonah in the Arab village of Mash’had, 3 miles NE of Nazareth, Israel.

Forty five years ago the space future looked bright. A Limerick.

wbI remember it like yesterday. We sat up late in the evening of July 20 1969 and watched the first landing on the moon, in real-time and transmitted over all 3 networks. Later President Nixon commented: “This is the greatest week in the history of the world since Creation.” Be that as it may, it was watched by about 500 million people world-wide and the future looked bright. Look at us now:

Forty five years ago was a “small step for man.”

Too bad as a nation we no longer can.

While Obama campaigns

not a shuttle remains.

We are lost in space, not a smidgen of plan.

 

Record Cold for June in Antarctica!

The French Antarctic Dumont d’Urville Station, on the Antarctic coast due South of Melbourne, Australia, made famous by the award-winning documentary, “The March of the Penguins” has experienced its coldest June ever.Base DDU_aticle.JPG

According to a press release from Meteo France, during June this year the average temperature was -22.4c (-8.3F), 6.6c (11.9F) lower than normal. This is the coldest June ever recorded at the station, and almost the coldest monthly average ever – only September 1953 was colder, with a recorded average temperature of -23.5c (-10.3F).

June this year also broke the June daily minimum temperature record, with a new record low of -34.9c (-30.8F).

Other unusual features of the June temperature record are an unusual excess of sunlight hours (11.8 hours rather than the normal 7.4 hours), and unusually light wind conditions. This also lead to a new record for ice anomaly, the ice extent was nearly the size of Greenland larger than normal.

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