November 21, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the last chapter of second Peter and the sixth chapter of Daniel.

November 21: 2 Peter 3, Daniel 6 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

2 Peter 3. We live in the last days. God’s promise is not slack.  There is coming a  Day of the Lord, so be steadfast.

Daniel 6. Time has passed. Daniel is by now about 80 years old. He is still praying as he always did, and for that he is thrown into the lions’ den. God sent his angel to protect Daniel, so he was rescued unharmed, but for his accusers, thrown into the same den after Daniel came out, in turned out the lions were really hungry.

November 20, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the second chapter of second Peter and the fifth chapter of Daniel.

November 20: 2 Peter 2, Daniel 5 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

2 Peter 2. Even in the first century there arose destructive doctrines from a multitude of false teachers. They are all doomed because of their depravity and attempt to deceive.

Daniel 5. This is the famous chapter with the handwriting on the wall: “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin

November 19, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the first chapter of second Peter and the fourth chapter of Daniel.

November 19: 2 Peter 1, Daniel 4 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

2 Peter 1 is greeting the faithful, urging them to be fruitful in the faith as they apply the eight godly virtues. Peter reminds them of his approaching death and reminds them of the trustworthiness of the prophetic word.

Daniel 4 contains Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a tree, his fall and restoration.

November 18, read through the Bible in a year.

In between first and second Peter we read two Psalms and the third chapter of Daniel.

November 18: Psalm 145, Psalm 146, Daniel 3 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 145, a Psalm of Praise, of David. In an acrostic fashion David praises God for his fame, glory and for His  goodness; for his kingdom and His providence, and most of all for his saving mercy.

Psalm 146 begins the five final songs in the Book of Psalms, known as the Hallelujah Psalms. This one gives praise to the Lord for creation, for what He is doing and will do forever.

Daniel 3 tells about the image of gold that all had to worship, and the fiery furnace prepared for the three Hebrews that refused. From Sunday School we all know how that went.

November 17, read through the Bible in a year.

In between first and second Peter we read one chapter of Proverbs and the second chapter of Daniel.

November 17: Proverbs 23, Daniel 2 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 23, Sayings of the Wise. Do not be a glutton, do not desire riches, do not be a moocher, do not argue with a fool, do not change ancient landmarks, do not withhold correction from a child, do not envy sinners because they are having fun, do not drink wine to excess, do not despise your mother when she is old, honor your father and mother, keep away from harlots, stay sober and do not succumb to alcohol.

Daniel 2 contains Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and only Daniel could interpret it. Of particular interest is “Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax, a true Pomperipossa like scheme.

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Elizabeth Warren from Mass.

touts “Healthcare for all” with pizzazz.

Tax the rich is her call,

income, wealth, take it all;

a Pomperipossa tax pass.

You may ask: What is a Pomperipossa tax?

The term came into being in a publication, which was published pomperipossain the Swedish evening tabloid  Expressen  on March 3, 1976. It was written in a deliberate style break, from children’s literature to legalese, and I have tried to do a close translation:  https://lenbilen.com/2012/01/24/pomperipossa-in-monismania/

Read it! It tells of how the famous Swedish author, Astrid Lindgren got a 102% tax on her income. It made such a stink that the Swedish Social Democrats, who had been ruling Sweden seemingly forever lost the upcoming election, and got replaced by a basically progressive liberal coalition.

What is then the proposed Warrenesque wealth tax? In short it is a 2% tax on all household wealth over 50 million, 3% on over a billion. Elizabeth Warren herself is relatively poor, her wealth is only about 10 million, but Nancy Pelosi is worth around 100 million, so she will pay. The tax is similar to the so called Zakat in Sharia law which is 2.5% over a poverty minimum and is one of the five pillars in Islam. It is divided into eight parts. (One eighth is to support militant Jihad, but I digress)

The wealth tax is estimated to raise 2.5 trillion over ten years, far short of the estimated 50 trillion that medicare for all will cost over the same time period.

Sweden used to have a wealth tax, but so many rich people emigrated that it was removed and replaced with an ever increasing value added tax. It is now 25%.

Yes, that and a higher income tax just may be enough

 

November 16, read through the Bible in a year.

In between first and second Peter we read two Psalms and the first chapter of Daniel

November 16: Psalm 143, Psalm 144, Daniel 1 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 143, of David. There is hope, even in the deepest despair.

Psalm 144, of David. He is a man of war, but gives praise to God with a new song for God is the one who grants victory.

Daniel 1. This book is most probably written by Daniel during his life. This has been questioned because of the many, accurate prophesies in it. It begins with Daniel and three other Hebrew children are taken into the Babylonian King’s administration as interns, and are given new names. They refuse the non- kosher diet, and pass the test.