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  1. Over 60 million babies have been aborted in the United States alone since 1973.  We pray for our government to change laws and close the doors of abortion clinics. We pray for a renewal of family and faith in the world, and may the Church come alongside single parents and families in need, helping to raise these children for Christ. In your Almighty Name, Jesus, by which all things are possible. Amen.


    • "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." -Psalm 139:13-16
    • "The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.'” -Jeremiah 1:4-5
    • "Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?" -Job 31:15
    • “This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself," -Isaiah 44:24 

    After all, God is the one who gave life to each of us before we were born (Job 31:15, CEV). God is the giver of life. Life is not the result of chance. It is not an accident or fluke. Life comes about because God gives. He grants life to each baby before birth. 

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  2. The heifer speaks with apologies to heifers:

    Kamala Harris said "it's clear" there's more work to do after Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty.

    Joe Biden said earlier "the jury system works" but that he felt "angry and concerned" over the verdict.

    Rittenhouse was on trial for fatally shooting two men and injuring a third during civil unrest in Kenosha.

    Vice President Kamala Harris commented on the verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse's homicide trial, suggesting it showed the criminal justice system is not equitable, apparently contradicting President Joe Biden's remarks. 

    In a tweet Friday evening, the vice president and former prosecutor said: "Today's verdict speaks for itself. I've spent a majority of my career working to make our criminal justice system more equitable. It's clear, there's still a lot more work to do."

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  3. Cranman, not hearsay. I don't know why they triggered the machine. All 3 are men, so I know not birth control or diabetic or insulin devices. Could be alien, they're kinda goofy. But seriously,  have no clue why all 3 triggered the machine. After wanded and checked, we're allowed to proceed. I have no answers to why this happened- I get wanded frequently because I prefer loose fitting clothing over some of the eye gouging tight stuff go through. The kind you expect if they exhale will put an eye out from something flying off the clothes or flip up and put their own eye out. 🙂😊

  4. On the scanning covid - three friends went through the Denver airport and all three had the vax - when they went through security for scanning - the spot where they got the shot came up red and blinking. Each one was pulled aside and wanded, but you could see the machine read and the vax spot was circled in red and blinking. Finding that fascinating given the security machine checks for metal.......

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  5. PP, maybe I goofed, I thought it was a double hit

    1. Scranton, the electric city sign has been shut off because can't pay electric bill; and

    2. Brandon name is the chanting or saying “Let’s go Brandon” stands as an effective double joke about both Joe Biden’s incompetence and the media’s desperate urge to carry water for him. Takes the place of *uck Joe Biden chanted at the football game. 

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  6. Not debating, this is the article was referring to, couldn't find when I posted. Looks like a lot of increases,  no relief.


    There's a lot more detail to this info but would be pages of read on here. Just picked the headline and not the subsequent full article.


    Analyzing Biden’s New “American Families Plan” Tax Proposal

    SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 01:50 PM 16 Comments CATEGORY: Taxes



    After months of anticipation with a ‘two-track’ process of infrastructure and separate tax legislation, Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee released their tax proposals on September 13… and the measures are very different from what many expected! The legislation touches on a wide range of tax issues, from increasing the top ordinary income tax bracket to cracking down on popular retirement account strategies and bringing the estate and gift tax exemptions back to pre-2017 levels. Notably, though, the proposals do not include some rumored measures, such as equalizing the top ordinary income and capital gains rates or eliminating the step-up in basis. While the legislation will now be debated in Congress and finalized in the weeks to come, these proposals will create a range of planning opportunities for advisors to consider both in the future… and to take action before the legislation is signed and certain planning windows are closed!

    As originally proposed by the Biden administration in its American Families Plan, the bill includes a host of new tax increases on households earning more than $400,000. In addition to restoring the 39.6% top marginal rate (which was reduced to 37% by the 2017 Tax Cut & Jobs Act), the legislation also increases the top capital gains rate to (only) 25%, although it lowers the amount of income needed to get into the top tax bracket (for both ordinary income and capital gains) to only $400,000 (for individuals, or $450,000 for married couples). As a result, the taxpayers who will be most impacted by the new rates are those in the $400,000–$500,000 income range, who will see themselves move from the current 35% bracket to the new 39.6% bracket – as higher earners who were already in the 37% bracket will see ‘only’ a 2.6% increase to 39.6%. Other changes targeting higher earners include a limitation on the Section 199A deduction for Qualified Business Income (QBI), an expansion of the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) impacting S Corporation owners, and a 3% surtax for ultra-high earners with over $5 million of income (making the true top tax rate 42.6%).

    Another main focus of the bill is reforming retirement plan rules to close perceived “loopholes” commonly used by wealthy individuals. Perhaps most relevant for financial planners and their clients is the bill’s aim to eliminate the ‘backdoor’ Roth strategy, prohibiting Roth conversions of after-tax funds in retirement accounts altogether, as well as prohibiting all Roth conversions for those in the top income tax bracket (but only after a 10-year window, subtly encouraging high-income taxpayers to convert to Roth accounts – and pay taxes – sooner rather than later). Also notable are two new rules for high-income taxpayers with more than $10 million of aggregated retirement account assets: a prohibition on making new IRA contributions, and a new Required Minimum Distribution of 50% of the combined balances above $10 million (and 100% of combined balances above $20M), forcing dollars out of large retirement accounts. However, these forced-distribution rules only kick in for taxpayers in the top tax brackets, meaning those who are able to reduce or shift their income will still be able to contribute and accumulate retirement savings above and beyond the $10 million cap.

    The proposed bill also contains significant reforms to estate law, most notably a 50% reduction in the estate and gift tax exemption – while simultaneously increasing the special valuation reduction for real property used in family farms and businesses from $750,000 to $11.7 million. The bill also cracks down on Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts (IDGTs) by including those trusts’ assets in their grantors’ estates. In addition, any sale between an individual and their own grantor trust will be treated as the equivalent of a third-party sale, and any transfers out of a grantor trust will be considered a taxable gift. Family Limited Partnership discounts would be similarly curtailed as nonbusiness assets – including stocks, bonds, options, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) or mutual funds, and trademarks – would no longer be eligible for valuation discounts (though any remaining bona fide business assets would still be eligible for a minority and marketability discounts as appropriate).

    Ultimately, while some of the proposed changes may require large pivots to be made by advisors and clients, it’s worth remembering that this bill is not yet in its final form – there may still be weeks of negotiation before it is passed. That said, advisors should be prepared to act quickly, as many of the major proposals in the legislation are set to go into effect on January 1, 2022, and some will take effect as soon as the legislation is enacted… which may leave just weeks or even days to act if Congress proceeds!

    Analyzing Biden’s New “American Families Plan” Tax Proposal

    SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 01:50 PM 

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  7. On 10/6/2021 at 9:42 AM, Pitcher said:

    I know this is off topic  but in the last week the Biden Administration wants to view your bank accounts on any transaction over 600.00.  His Administration wants the FBI to investigate anyone who is in opposition to School Boards masking protocols. 

    Spying on Americans and Censorship of anyone who opposes the Dictatorial demands of this Socialist President seems un American to me.  

    In conjunction with this, if you have greater than $10 million (yes million) in your 401K, biden wants the IRS to have automatic access to it for tax purposes. Omgoodness!!!

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  8. No Prehistoricman, not going to battle you. Already proven Y'shua is God and have read JW rationale and don't believe it anymore than you believing Y'shua is God.


    The biggest difference is the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses are based on the Bible teachings of Charles Taze Russell—founder of the Bible Student movement—in the late 1800s and successive presidents of the Watch Tower Society, Joseph Franklin Rutherford, and Nathan Homer Knorr. Since 1976 all doctrinal decisions have been made by the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses, a group of elders at the denomination's headquarters. And 

    further the Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in a very complex, work-oriented, two- class system of salvation. Most Jehovah’s Witnesses strive to earn their way into the “New Order” or “the reward of eternal life”, and most fear that they will fall short. In their view, only a very limited number of people – 144,000 – will enter the higher levels of paradise.


    Thankfully believing in Christ Jesus, I'm granted grace and justified and no amount of works will get me to heaven nor do I need to worry about being one of 144,000 elect given the billions having lived since Yehovah first made man. I'm satisfied with His grace and assurance of a place with Him in paradise. 



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