God’s Tactical Two-Step

by Wendy Wippel – a molecular biologist with over 30 years experience in medical writing and medical research.

I’m currently writing a book about how God created our amazing universe, motivated by the fact that after ten years of serious study of both Genesis and modern science’s account I  am regularly blown away by the fact that, like Sir Francis Bacon once said, “a little science estranges man from God; a lot of science brings him back”. Meaning scientists do their science thing, but ultimately always end up where Genesis has been patiently waiting for science to catch up.

It never fails. And ten years of being a scientist watching this happen over and over again, I have to tell you tell you one thing:  It beats everything pop culture has to offer. And it never gets old.

And every time I think that all the mysteries are solved, God shows up again and amazes you even more with little details that science comes behind and confirms.

I am guessing that most of you, dear readers, have a basic awareness that the Big Bang theory, in a nutshell, says that in terms of a physical reality, nothing existed in the beginning. And then all of a sudden, something did.

The apostle John, in his take on things, basically says the same: “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. He was with God in the beginning.”

Nothing else there at that point in time.

(I always wondered exactly what it meant that the word was with God and was God.  That kind of baffled me. But a half hour –finally (dunno what took me ten years) solved the issue. The Greek word Logos here, translated  “Word” literally means “word”, but it is also used to mean all of God’s teaching, a decree, old testament prophecy,  essentially all of God’s communication to man.  Like doctrine, a teaching, a narrative.

We still use it in that sense when we say “Brother Bob is going to bring us a word tonight.”  But Logos is a Greek word, and in Greek thought, they put a lot of emphasis on origins of things.  If someone built a house, there had to have been first a house plan.  And if there was “a word”—there had to have been a thought, and if there was a thought, there had to have been a thinker. And the thinker and his message were one message.

(So John 1:1 is an expression of the timeless existence of God, expressed in a way that a Greek audience would understand.)

Back to the topic at hand. Creation.  Delving into the science a little more, the big bang theory essentially says that when that speck of something appeared, it basically exploded, itself inflating 10000,00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times – that number being called for short an octillion).

And it inflated by that octillion times in the space of 1000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 seconds. That number, being called for short an undecillian.

Don’t ask me who made that up.

That time span (that took up only a minuscule fraction of a second), is known as the Inflationary Epoch.

Because that speck of creation that appeared in the beginning inflated until it became the entire universe.

If you’ve been reading your Bible and paying attention, you may already know that God actually beat science to that punch.

God Himself told us that He inflated the universe. He expanded it. He stretched it out.

“I have made the earth, and created man on it. I—My hands stretched out the heavens, And all their host I have commanded.” Isaiah 51:13

“Thus says God the Lord,Who created the heavens and stretched them out,who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk on it.” Isaiah 42:25

“Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth, And My right hand has stretched out the heavens; When I call to them, They stand up together.” Isaiah 48:13

“It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. My own hands stretched out the heavens. I marshaled the starry hosts.” Isaiah 45:12

“My own hand laid the foundations of the earth and my right hand spread out the heavens. When I summon them they all stand up together.”  Isaiah 48:13

“And you forget the Lord your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens And laid the foundations of the earth.” Isaiah 51:13

“He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, And has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.”   Jeremiah 10:12

“He has made the earth by His power; He has established the world by His wisdom, And stretched out the heavens by His understanding.” Jeremiah 51:15

The funny thing is that there is another set of verses on creation that share one small but important difference from the set above.

Really just a one letter substitution in every verse.  I’ll let you try to spot the difference before I give it away.

“Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.” Psalm 104:2

“It is He who sits above the circle of the earth [BTW- if the flat earth people in centuries past had read their Bible they would have know all along the earth is a sphere], And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.” Isaiah 40:22

“Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer,And He who formed you from the womb:“I am the Lord, who makes all things,Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself.”  Isaiah 44:24

Did you spot the difference?

BTW, This would be a good time to remind yourself that every jot and pen stroke in Scripture is important.

For I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from God’s Law until everything is accomplished. Matthew 5:18

Jesus said that.

Every nuance means something. So isn’t that interesting that science has offered up a reason for this with this one-letter difference.  Science finally caught up.

Science now recognizes two separate stages of the universe being stretched.

The first was the inflationary epoch, discussed when we started this journey, in which the speck of reality God dropped into nothingness exploded, essentially going zero to all the building blocks of our universe in the space of one undecillianth of a second.

Literally way less than a blink of an eye.

The second is known now as expansion. Gravity—since it is an attractive force-  should be slowing down the expansion of space. But in the late 1990s researchers observed that light from a supernova had traveled further than expected.

And the only possible explanation for that was that the universe was expanding faster than expected.

And the only possible explanation for the universe expanding faster than expected was that the rate of the expansion of the universe was accelerating.

Science finally caught up.  Just like God said in the beginning: God stretched the heavens, and He still stretches them today.

I am just waiting to be with Him.

Any day now.

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San Francisco Judge Blocks Trump’s Sanctuary City Executive Order

A liberal federal judge in San Francisco has just blocked Trump’s Executive Order intended to withhold funding from communities that fail to cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities.

The basis of the finding is that only Congress, not the president, has authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling moments ago after San Francisco and Santa Clara County argued that it threatened billions of dollars in federal funding. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit moves through court.


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New Poll Finds Record Number Of Americans Want Even More Government In Their Lives

Three generations of public indoctrination from government education is almost complete.

by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com,

In a poll conducted a few days ago by NBC News / Wall Street Journal, a record 57% of Americans unbelivably responded that they want even MORE government in their lives, and that the government should be doing more to solve people’s problems.

That’s the highest percentage since they started asking this question in 1995.

In fact, 57% is nearly double what people responded in the mid-90s.

Furthermore, the number of Americans who feel the opposite, i.e. responded that the government is doing too many things that should be left to private businesses and individuals, fell to a near record-low 39%.

Bottom line: people want more government.

It’s hard to even know where to begin with this.

First- more government is nearly an impossibility.

As I’ve written several times in the past, the US federal government already spends almost all of its tax revenue on mandatory entitlements like Social Security, vote buying schemes, and interest on the debt.

They could literally cut nearly everything we think of as government– national parks, Homeland Security, even the IRS– and still not make a dent in paying down the national debt.

According to the US government’s own financial statements, their net operating loss in 2016 was an unbelievable $1.05 TRILLION.

Think about that– in Obama’s last year in office they lost more than a trillion dollars in a completely unremarkable year.

They weren’t waging world war, funding a major infrastructure project, or dealing with an economic crisis.

It was just business as usual. And they STILL lost over a trillion dollars.

More government is going to cost even more money that they don’t have… which means even more debt and even more pain in the future.

The usual refrain is to pay for more government programs by raising taxes on the rich, or big corporations, or whoever the evil villain du jour is.

Anyone who thinks this actually works needs to study history.


I wish every Bernie Sanders voter could understand this very simple fact:

Since the end of World War II, US federal government tax revenue as a percentage of GDP has been nearly constant at 17%.

In other words, while the actual dollar amount of tax revenue goes up every year due to inflation and economic expansion, the government’s slice of the total economic pie is 17%.

Yet during the previous eight decades, actual -tax rates- have been all over the board– sometimes rates were much higher, sometimes rates were lower.

Back in 1963, for example, the highest marginal tax rate on individuals exceeded an unbelievable 90%.

I’m sure there are plenty of Americans who would love to see the wealthiest citizens paying 90% again.

Yet in 1963, even with rates that high, the total amount of tax revenue that the US government collected was 16.7% of GDP.

In 1988 when the highest tax rate was slashed to just 28% under Ronald Reagan, total tax revenue 17.3% of GDP.

It doesn’t matter if tax rates were high or low– the actual tax revenue that the government collects stays constant at around 17% of GDP.

This raises a point that these socialists never seem to understand:

If the government’s slice of the pie never seems to change no matter how high or how low tax rates are, shouldn’t they focus on making the pie bigger?


And it seems intuitive that higher taxes obstruct economic growth (i.e. make the pie smaller) because there’s less money in people’s pockets to spend and invest.

Then, of course, we have to touch on the issue of competence.

It’s absurd to want a government that has a nearly interminable track record of overreach, waste, and failure, to be even MORE involved in people’s lives.

We’re talking about the same institution that wastes taxpayer money to study monkeys on treadmills…

… or spent $1 billion to destroy $16 billion worth of perfectly good ammunition…

… or $2 billion to build a website.

It’s extraordinary that these people are already in charge of educating our children, regulating our savings, and now our medical care.

It’s even more appalling that given such dismal performance people want more.

As the old saying goes, the classic definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

A final point I’ll mention is that it’s concerning to see people in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave expect the government to solve their problems.

What ever happened to self-reliance? The pioneering spirit? Good ole’ American can-do ingenuity?

In truth there are countless ways for a motivated person to solve problems. Or at least to make forward progress.

For example, to all these kids that have their hands out demanding free university education, I always ask the same questions:

How many books did you read in the last twelve months?

How many FREE online courses from Harvard and MIT did you take?

Are you actually doing anything to help yourself? Or are you just whining on social media about how no one is giving you anything for free?

America was founded as a place where people take responsibility for themselves.

But this now seems to be an outdated, minority view.

The Land of the Free is truly becoming the Land of Getting Free Stuff.

Do you have a Plan B?

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What happened to you white people???

Mason Weaver tells Caucasians, ‘Stop apologizing for having a culture’

What happened to you white people? Really, please tell me what happened to the people that have achieved so much but have now become wimpy, pansies cowering in fear of someone not liking them. White people today are seeking safe places when there was no safe place from them 100 years ago.

I wrote “It’s OK to Leave the Plantation” to help black people leave the inner city oppression. Now I need to write a book to help white people leave the outer city oppression.

Granted, I am glad most of you saw through that slavery thing and that 360,000 white men died fighting their brothers to free strangers. The world was grateful when you white folks rose up to destroy Japan and Germany due to their “Superiority Complex.” Those were just causes.

Well, we have some just causes here today, and you righteous white folks who fought with our grandfathers for righteousness are cowering behind “tolerance” while others are destroying our culture.

All they have to do is call you a name and you apologize for being white. Can you imagine the names I am called for being a black conservative? Get over your guilt; it is killing us.

They forced affirmative action down your throats, and you sat silently. They forced your children out of jobs and gave them to others, and you thought it was noble to pay for your fathers’ sins.

Maybe there is something else going on with you. Maybe some of you really consider yourselves having “white privilege.” Wake up! White privilege does not exist. Stop apologizing for having a culture. Start proclaiming that what works for you will work for anyone.

Speaking English is not a white thing; it is an American thing. English is the language of business, politics, success and employment. If you spoke “Ghettoize,” your white behind would be just as unemployable as any one in the inner city.

Why don’t you stand and proclaim that the real problem is not racist white men but racist inner-city school systems turning out gang members instead of citizens? Perhaps you white people really dream about going to isolated African village to dazzle the natives with your cigar lighters and cameras. That didn’t even play well in the old Tarzan movies.

What happened to you white people? You are not superior, and I am not inferior. You do not have to give up on anything for me to achieve everything. You don’t owe me for slavery – I do not accept reparations – and you don’t own the 40 acres nor the mule.

Join us black conservatives, and let’s build The Wall, increase business opportunities and defend our nation. I will win some and you will win some, but America will win all. We cannot compete on the world stage if you white folks are trying to be gentle and kind to me. I am competing with you. I want your income and your lifestyle. If you are not competing, we both lose.

We don’t need more safe places, we more work places. So, common white folks, stand up and reject what you know is nonexistent. You are no more dominant than I am, your I.Q. is no higher, and your ability to take care of your family is equal to mine.

We are all Americans, and the enemies of America only fear one thing: They fear you and I working together for greatness. That we would develop an American Culture with no hyphenations keeps them up at night.

So, white folks! What happen to you Vikings? Where are the Roman Legions? And please go find the heart of the British Empire. Yes, I am a black man living in America, and I know the history of white folks. But the changes in America and the world never would have happened without the help of those same white people. White people manned the Underground Railroad, opened to doors at the safe houses and help escaped slaves when they reached the North.

Now you allow the enemy to look you in the eye and announce that illegals will not only have sanctuary cities but will also have welfare, housing and less-expensive college tuition than your out-of-state child. And your response is SILENCE? You accept the term “metrosexual” and actually watch as society tries to get you to question what a male is. Every commercial, talk show, movie or comedy act portrays white men as stupid, weak, racist and needing women to tell them how to be men. Aren’t you tired of that?

Now we must stand together as we face new and more powerful opponents. Black conservatives cannot withstand this new onslaught while you white guys are apologizing for white privilege. It is difficult for us to have a united front if you cannot get over that slavery thing.

I know that we have the same principles and believe in the same vision. Someone has to lead and dominate. It’s going to be you or me – but we still need you to engage.

We blacks are trying to escape 60 years of white liberal rule in the ghetto; we are overcoming the struggles of Ebonics (I call it the Ebonic Plague); and we have had years of self-hating black political leaders to overcome. Can you white people please get over yourself with the white guilt?

Only America could have 240 years of slavery and still survived. Only America could have decades more of separate but equal, a poll tax, segregation and sharecropping and still become the strongest nation in the world. If we did that while being separated, imagine what we could do together.

America will be great again, America will be working again, and America will win again. But only if we do it together as Americans.

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Why Politicians Win (And Workers Lose) Under Socialism

by Hans-Hermann Hoppe via The Mises Institute,

Socialism leads to the politicization of society. Hardly anything can be worse for the production of wealth.

Socialism says its goal is complete equality. The Marxists observe that once you allow private property in the means of production, you allow differences. If I own resource A, then you do not own it and our relationship toward resource A becomes different and unequal. By abolishing private property in the means of production with one stroke, say the Marxists, everyone becomes co-owner of everything. This reflects everyone’s equal standing as a human being.

The reality is much different. Declaring everyone a co-owner of everything only nominally solves differences in ownership. It does not solve the real underlying problem – and it is huge:  there remain differences in the power to control what is done with resources.

In capitalism, the person who owns a resource can also control what is done with it. In a socialized economy, this isn’t true because there is no longer any owner. Nonetheless the problem of control remains. Who is going to decide what is to be done with what? Under socialism, there is only one way: people settle their disagreements over the control of property by superimposing one will upon another. As long as there are differences, people will settle them through political means.

If people want to improve their income under socialism they have to move toward a more highly valued position in the hierarchy of caretakers. That takes political talent (scheming).

Under such a system, people will have to spend less time and effort developing their productive skills and more time and effort improving their political talents.

As people shift out of their roles as producers and users of resources, we find that their personalities change. They no longer cultivate the ability to anticipate situations of scarcity to take up productive opportunities, to be aware of technological possibilities, to anticipate changes in consumer demand, and to develop strategies of marketing. They no longer have to be able to initiate, to work, and to respond to the needs of others.

Instead, people develop the ability to assemble public support for their own position and opinion through means of persuasion, demagoguery, and intrigue, through promises, bribes, and threats. Different people rise to the top under socialism than under capitalism. The higher on the socialist hierarchy you look, the more you will find people who are too incompetent to do the job they are supposed to do. It is no hindrance in a caretaker politician’s career to be dumb, indolent, inefficient, and uncaring. He only needs superior political skills. This too contributes to the impoverishment of society.

The United States is not fully socialized, but already we see the disastrous effects of a politicized society as our own politicians continue to encroach on the rights of private property owners. All the impoverishing effects of socialism are with us in the U.S.: reduced levels of investment and saving, the misallocation of resources, the over-utilization and vandalization of factors of production, and the inferior quality of products and services. And these are only tastes of life under total socialism.

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The Socialist Utopia of Venezuela Seizes General Motors Car Plant

Venezuela has a mechanism to provide a brief boost Maduro’s popularity: it nationalizes foreign plants on its soil.

It did so last July, when the country was once again suffocating under a wave of violent protests, when just hours after Kimberly-Clark said it will shutter its Venezuela operations after years of grappling with soaring inflation and a shortage of hard currency and raw materials, Venezuela retaliated by announcing it would seize the factory.

It did so again overnight, when General Motors said on Wednesday that Venezuelan authorities had illegally seized its plant in the industrial hub of Valencia; as a result the carmaker said it would immediately halt all operations in Venezuela.

“Yesterday, GMV’s (General Motors Venezolana) plant was unexpectedly taken by the public authorities, preventing normal operations. In addition, other assets of the company, such as vehicles, have been illegally taken from its facilities,” the company said in a statement.

The automaker said the seizure showed a “total disregard” of its legal rights. “[GM] strongly rejects the arbitrary measures taken by the authorities and will vigorously take all legal actions, within and outside of Venezuela, to defend its rights.”

GM’s subsidiary in the country – General Motors Venezolana – has operated in Venezuela for nearly 70 years. It employs nearly 2,700 workers and has 79 dealers in the country. GM said it would make “separation payments” to its workers.

While the US carmaker vowed to defend its rights, it has no chance of success of recouping its property under the current regime, which no longer recognize either local or international law. The seizure comes amid a deepening economic crisis in leftist-led Venezuela that has already roiled many U.S. companies.

GM said the seizure would cause irreparable damage to the company, its 2,678 workers, its 79 dealers and to its suppliers.

The seizure will hardly be of use to the Maduro regime as Venezuela’s car industry has been in freefall, hit by a lack of raw materials due to lack of foreign currency to fund imports and stagnant local production, with many plants are barely producing at all. Last month, according to official statistics, only several hundred cars were sold.

GM is not the first US carmaker to suffer the irrational wrath of Venezuela’s dictator: in early 2015, Ford wrote off its investment in Venezuela when it took an $800 million pre-tax writedown. Others have been hit too, and as a result a growing number of US companies are taking their Venezuelan operations out off their consolidated accounts. ExxonMobil pulled the plug on its operations in Venezuelan in 2007 after former President Hugo Chavez attempted to nationalized one of its projects. The oil producer then took the government to court. Coca-Cola was forced to halt production of Coke and other sugar-sweetened beverages last year due to a sugar shortage.

Finally, for those seeking legal remedies, we have one word of advice – patience: Venezuela still faces around 20 arbitration cases over nationalizations under late leader Hugo Chavez.


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Attorney General Jeff Sessions vows to “devastate” the ruthless Central American gang MS-13

Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed Tuesday to “devastate” the Central American gang MS-13, calling the group “one of the most violent gangs in the history of our country, no doubt about it.”

Sessions spoke to Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” hours after President Trump blamed what he called “the weak illegal immigration polices” of the Obama administration for allowing MS-13 to spread to cities across the U.S.

Sessions told host Tucker Carlson that he had “no doubt” that Obama’s policies led to the group’s growth, saying “so many of these people are illegally here, and they came without proper authority. And with a good, lawful border, many of them would not be here.”

The attorney general said that law enforcement had made progress against MS-13 until Obama took office, but “they’ve come back aggressively in recent years.”

Sessions added that under the last administration, gang members “were directed how to enter, if they came, and claim themselves as a minor and the Obama administration let them come in the country and took them to their destination city and turned them over to some relative that claimed to be a relative.”



According to Sessions, MS-13 “could qualify” as a terrorist group due to the extreme violence of its members.

“They use machetes, they kill children, they put children into prostitution at age 12.  They’re involved in the kinds of activities that can be identified and they can be prosecuted,” Sessions said. “I believe if we stay at it, we can devastate this organization and that’s going to be our goal.”


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