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  4. The Era of the Ungrateful American Dr. Jerry Newcombe Truth in Action Ministries 2019 4 Jul Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. I can’t fathom the ingratitude of American soccer star Meghan Rapinoe’s attitude toward America. Writer Warner Todd Huston notes, “Rapinoe raised eyebrows in the 2018 season by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem even though she is playing for the U.S. Women’s National soccer team. Her taking a knee only came to an end starting in the 2019 season because the team passed a rule requiring players to stand during the anthem. But she right away said that she would never sing the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ again, nor would she place her hand over her heart because she hates America.” Sadly, she is by no means alone. There are millions of ungrateful Americans today. I remember years ago seeing one of The Far Side cartoons by Gary Larson which showed one dog in his den showing another dog his mounted, stuffed trophies on his wall. There were a couple of stuffed cat heads and bird heads and also a human hand mounted on the wall. The host dog was saying to his guest, "And that's the hand that fed me." What a fascinating contrast. Last week a man and his infant daughter tragically drowned trying to get to this country through illegal means. And yet the soccer star who was born here has nothing but contempt for the land of opportunity that has given her so many opportunities. This reminds me of people who are ungrateful to the Lord, even though every beat of their heart is by His grace. When He says, “Enough,” it is over and then comes the judgment. President Lincoln reminded us of our need for thankfulness to God when he called for a day of fasting and prayer during the conflict that tore this country apart. On March 30, 1863, he wrote, “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven ….But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.” [Emphasis added] Our own prosperity as a nation has caused us to forget the Lord, said our 16th president: “Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!” With another Fourth of July upon us, I think it is a good time to recall why we should be grateful as Americans. This country was born through the sacrifices of those who went before us. What is the Fourth of July? It commemorates that date in 1776 when 56 men in Philadelphia, representing three million people, agreed by voice vote to adopt the final wording of our national birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence. They knew their lives were on the line by voting for independence from England, and a handful of them paid the ultimate price for this declaration. Several of them were specifically targeted by the British. The document declared that the rights of man come not from the king or the state, but from the Creator. It declared that when a government interferes too much with God-given rights, the government ultimately becomes illegitimate. This declaration came years after futile attempts to work with the king to bring about an acceptable peace. But as the “men of Boston” put it, according to the great 19th century historian, George Bancroft: "While America is still on her knees, the king aims a dagger at her heart." We seem to forget the sacrifices of the founding fathers who bequeathed the freedoms, and subsequently, the prosperity we enjoy in this country. A key founding father John Adams declared: "It is the will of heaven that the two countries should be sundered forever…” America would become its own nation, separate from England. Adams adds that if we have to endure hardship because of it, God will still help see us through: “t may be the will of heaven that America shall suffer calamities still more wasting and distresses yet more dreadful. If this is to be the case, the furnace of affliction produces refinement in states as well as individuals; but I submit all my hopes and fears to an overruling Providence, in which, unfashionable as the faith may be, I firmly believe." The men who birthed America and declared independence laid everything on line, as they trusted in God. Why should Meghan Rapinhoe be grateful? Because she was born in a country which gave her opportunity to “write her own script” as some might put it. It is hard for me to comprehend ungrateful Americans. ### Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., is an on-air host/senior producer for D. James Kennedy Ministries. He has written/co-written 31 books, e.g., The Unstoppable Jesus Christ, American Amnesia: Is American Paying the Price for Forgetting God?,What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?(w/ D. James Kennedy) & the bestseller, George Washington's Sacred Fire (w/ Peter Lillback) @newcombejerry
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  7. Chuck that post you replied to was from 11/2018....
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  9. I have enjoyed posting and reading the posts in this thread. Unfortunately, lately the posts have gone south and many have been removed from your view, but not mine. It has become a frequent internal struggle trying to decide if a posts crosses the line or not and if it should be hidden. This wasn't the spirit in which this topic was created. When it comes to a point where you no longer enjoy what you are doing, you stop and that is why I am closing this topic. Y'all be blessed! Romans 1:18-32 (NASB) 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
  10. Russian Man Found 'Mummified' After A Month In A Bear's Cave Amelia Ward in News WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES AHEAD A Russian man who was found in a cave has been described as 'corpse-like' after having his back broken by a bear which was saving him to eat later. The man, who was only identified as Alexander, was discovered by hunting dogs in the country's remote Tuva region, close to the border with Mongolia. At first, the hunters thought the body had been mummified by the dry air but soon realised that the man was still alive. Their dogs refused to move on from the cave, causing them to delve deeper inside, where they made the grim, but extremely lucky discovery. Credit: East2west News Shocking images and footage show how Alexander's face and body had started to decompose after lying in the same position for a month. He had open wounds and blood and dirty all over him. His grey skin was starting to rot away and his eyes looked dull and could hardly open. Speaking to hospital staff in Russian, instead of the regional language of Tuvan, he said it had been roughly a month. The man could barely speak or open his eyes and could move his arms slightly. Brown bears are known to try to bury animals they kill, sometimes waiting for days or weeks before returning to it. It's thought this is to hide it from other bears while the meat decomposes and 'ripens'. Alexander can only just open his eyes. Credit: East2west News The bears will hunt and eat almost anything - feeding on leaves, fruit, roots, fish and occasionally other land animals which they hunt themselves or find already dead. Brown bear dens are used mainly for hibernation, with the animals either building one by digging out vast quantities of earth or else making use of natural caves - which sounds like it was where Alexander had been found. Alexander told medics that he drank urine to stay alive, while worrying the bear would return. Doctors said it was a 'miracle' that he wasn't killed, and admit that they aren't sure how he was able to survive for so long. Reports in local media say that the man remembers his first name but doesn't know his surname or how old he is. A video shows the bearded man opening his blue eyes and confirming his first name. He was described as having 'severe injuries and rotting tissue' from lying motionless for so long in the den. "Local medics say they cannot explain how the man survived such injuries," said the report. The exact location where he was found has not been revealed, nor the name of the hospital where he was treated. It's not yet confirmed how Alexander's recovery is going, but he is still receiving treatment in hospital.
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  12. Sweet drug clears cholesterol, reverses heart disease—and was found by parents Here’s how parents of kids with rare disease found what may be blockbuster drug. Beth Mole - 4/7/2016, 3:13 PM Two parents’ quest to save their twin daughters’ lives from a rare, degenerative genetic disorder may end up saving and improving the lives of millions. After digging through medical literature and fitting pieces of data together, the non-medically trained couple contacted German researchers and suggested that a chemical called cyclodextrin may be able to treat atherosclerosis—the hardening of arteries with cholesterol-rich plaques, which is a precursor to heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases. The researchers, Eicke Latz at the University of Bonn and colleagues, followed up on the parents’ hypothesis and found that in mice, cyclodextrin indeed blocked plaque formation, melted away plaques that had already formed in arteries, reduced atherosclerosis-associated inflammation, and revved up cholesterol metabolism—even in rodents fed cholesterol-rich diets. In petri dish-based tests, the researchers found that the drug seemed to have the same effects on human cells and plaques. The findings, published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine, suggest that cyclodextrin—a drug already approved for use in humans by the US Food and Drug Administration—may be highly effective at treating and preventing heart disease. Currently, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, and around 43 percent of Americans have high cholesterol, which can lead to atherosclerosis. Typical treatments include statins and other cholesterol-lowering drugs, which are not always effective, particularly when patients don’t adhere to doctor-prescribed, low-cholesterol diets. While Latz and co-authors stress that clinical trials are needed to validate the effects of cyclodextrin, the researchers note that it would be fairly easy to repurpose the drug to treat and prevent cardiovascular diseases. But, while cyclodextrin’s road ahead may be clear, its path to medical treatments was oddly bumpy. Sweet solution? The chemical, which is simply a bunch of sugar molecules assembled in a ring, is already widely used in medications and foods. Because the outside of the ring is hydrophilic (it mixes with water) and the inside of the ring is hydrophobic (it doesn’t mix with water), cyclodextrin can trap chemicals inside the ring and help them mix into medicines and foods. In medications, cyclodextrin acts as a ‘carrier’ that make active drugs dissolve better in the body. Cyclodextrin is also used in foods, such as mayonnaise, sweets, and butter, to stabilize flavors and emulsifications and to remove cholesterol. But besides its role as an additive, it was largely overlooked by researchers. One of the first inklings of cyclodextrin’s therapeutic potential came in a 2004 scientific publication. Researchers were searching for a treatment for an ultra-rare genetic disorder called Niemann-Pick type C disease (NPC), which likely affects only a few hundred patients in the US. The disease is caused by a genetic mutation that breaks a protein responsible for shuttling cholesterol in cells. Because cholesterol is a vital building block to cell membranes and various organic molecules, its transport through the body and its cells is critical for proper health. In the absence of a working transporter, cholesterol gradually piles up in cells throughout the body, causing organ dysfunction, neurodegeneration, and eventual death. NPC is sometimes called childhood Alzheimer’s because kids with the disease are often diagnosed after they develop symptoms similar to dementia, including deteriorating memory, balance, and verbal skills. In the 2004 study, researchers presented data that a neurosteroid—given with the carrier cyclodextrin—seemed to help mice that were genetically engineered to have a broken cholesterol transporter. A single dose, the researchers found, doubled the life expectancy of the mice. While other researchers rushed to repeat the experiment, which validated the finding, it took several years for researchers to figure out what was really going on: that the neurosteroid had no effect on the mice at all—it was the cyclodextrin. Enter the Hempels As researchers rolled out data on cyclodextrin, a couple named Chris and Hugh Hempel in Reno, Nevada, paid close attention. In 2007, their twin daughters, Addi and Cassi, then three years old, were diagnosed with NPC. As doctors repeatedly told them there was nothing to be done, the parents kept digging into the research and looking for a cure. They found cyclodextrin and initially tried using it in oral doses, which is known to be safe. However, the chemical couldn’t effectively reach the brain that way. The couple made headlines with their tireless efforts to get drug companies, the FDA, and doctors to let them try out intravenous treatments of cyclodextrin for their twins—and they won. Regular treatments gradually improved—although didn’t cure—the twins’ conditions. Cyclodextrin is now in clinical trials to treat other kids with NPC. Meanwhile, in 2010, Latz and colleagues published a study in Nature showing that cholesterol crystals, which accumulate along arteries when there’s too much cholesterol in the blood stream, can trigger inflammation. The immune response then produces a snowball effect eventually leading to the development of plaques—layers of cholesterol crystals, immune cells, and calcified lesions in the artery wall. Upon reading the study, Chris Hempel contacted Latz and told him about their experience with cyclodextrin clearing cholesterol from cells. Perhaps the sweet chemical could also clear it from plaques. In mice fed high-cholesterol diets, cyclodextrin cleared away plaques and helped prevent more plaques from forming, Latz and his colleagues found. The chemical also activated cholesterol metabolism that boosted clearance of the waxy substance from arteries, plus dampened inflammation responses that spur atherosclerosis. Using blood vessel tissue from human patients with atherosclerosis, researchers found that cyclodextrin induced the same changes in the human cells as it did in the mice. The study, which includes Hempel as a coauthor, shows that cyclodextrin is a promising new treatment for atherosclerosis in humans, the researchers conclude—all thanks to some motivated parents. Science Translational Medicine, 2015. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aad6100 (About DOIs).
  13. Cholesterol Sweet Spot 10/20/2016 11:26 am ET Updated Oct 21, 2017 By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Atherosclerosis, sometimes called hardening of the arteries, affects about 5 million people in the US. This disease results from the accumulation of plaque inside arteries. The development of plaque is linked to elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood. The buildup of plaque leads to different diseases including coronary heart disease, carotid artery disease and peripheral artery disease. Most interventions to prevent these diseases rely on reducing the amount of cholesterol in the blood. Now come some tantalizing results that an FDA-approved substance that is used to improve the delivery of other drugs can actually solubilize cholesterol and dissolve the plaques. The majority of the cholesterol in the blood is contained in low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, which serves to transport it from the liver to other tissues and cells. LDL-cholesterol is also known as the “bad” cholesterol for its role in atherosclerosis. The second type is high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, cholesterol is known as the “good” cholesterol since it seems to guard against heart problems by recycling cholesterol back to the liver for excretion. Monocytes are a type of white blood cell that serve as wandering scavengers to ingest foreign substances as part of our immune system. These monocytes also participate in atherosclerosis by taking up residence in arterial walls where they consume lipids or fats. The progression of atherosclerosis depends of the concentration of LDL-cholesterol in the blood. The LDL-cholesterol undergoes a process called oxidation and becomes toxic which initiates inflammation. Continued plaque growth results from accumulation of more LDL-cholesterol, causing the enlargement of the external elastic membrane in the artery. As the LDL-cholesterol accumulation continues, the plaque causes the narrowing of the artery diameter. Various forces can cause plaques to rupture, which initiates the formation of a thrombus or clot. This clot may block the artery causing an abrupt loss of blood flow. In the heart, partial blockage leads to angina, or chest pain, while complete blockage can cause a myocardial infraction or heart attack. Currently, drugs only can lower blood cholesterol levels but none reduce the plaques once they have formed. Scientists had evidence that a simple sugar molecules called 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin could increase the solubility of cholesterol and promote its removal. Cyclodextrin is safe and is added to a large number of commercial foods and is also is used to solubilize other drugs for delivery to the body. Scientists fed groups of mice a high cholesterol diet for eight weeks with one group receiving injections of cyclodextrin while a control group did not. Amazingly, cyclodextrin-treated mice were far less affected by plaques than control mice. Cyclodextrin-treated mice eliminated excess cholesterol and also had reduced levels of the inflammation that leads to atherosclerosis. Plaques that had been surgically removed from human atherosclerotic arteries were placed in petri dishes containing nutrient growth medium. When cyclodextrin was added to the petri dish, the cholesterol in the plaques became soluble and disappeared into the medium. Inflammation was also reduced and together this suggests cyclodextrin might also be effective in humans. This tantalizing data must be confirmed and followed up with clinical studies to evaluate whether cyclodextrin can be used to reverse the atherosclerotic process and improve human health.
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  15. Luigi found this article of Dinarian interests. Another extravaganza direct from the Blue Sofa & The Mosques to you. It looks like all Dinarian eyes are on Satuday night. Treat this as a rumor. Not varafied. Your opine. 21 June 2019 KTFA: DELTA: ON TV AGAIN WOW ... A platform to establish an electronic financial market organization that opens and facilitates the way for foreign investment in Iraq DROP THE MIC AND THE PONYTAIL.LOL ... CBI SHOW US THE RATE ... Clare: THANKS DELTA! "A platform to establish an organized electronic financial market that opens and facilitates the way for foreign investment in Iraq" SEEMS LIKE THEY REALLY WANT THE PEOPLE TO KNOW! WOW ... GREAT !!! PS .... NOT GOING TO SAY A WORD ABOUT THE PONYTAIL! LOL. DELTA: facilitates the way for foreign investment in Iraq "..... ARTICLE VIII. Iobey777: DELTA !!! WOW !!! They are really SERIOUS now, IMO !!! BOOM !!! DELTA: FRANKIE ........... TNENIMMI .... R8R: Imminent. MarkPam: I am hiring they are just repeating what was shared with them today in the masks. Obviously no way of knowing but one would have to ascertain the education is going on everywhere and now using TV to relay the coming RV. TV to RV ... just caught that! LOL !!! IMO. DELTA: IN THE AGENDA ..IN PRINT ... .PARLIAMENT WILL VOTES SAT TO COMPLETE THE CABIN IT WILL START AT 11AM IRAQI TIME .. Don961: yes ... The "without concensus" is referring to Mahdi giving the political blocs 48 hours to come up with concensus candidates for the remaining Cabinet positions ... or he would take it upon himself to nominate them and put them up for vote. .. the 48 hours has passed .. now we'll see who he nominates for the vote scheduled for Saturday ...
  16. High-salt diet blocks tumor growth in mice Published Friday 7 June 2019 By Ana Sandoiu Fact checked by Carolyn Robertson New research in cell cultures and two separate mouse models finds that a diet high in salt reduces tumor growth by altering the function of certain immune cells. A high intake of salt can trigger antitumor immune reactions. More and more studies have been pointing to the pro-inflammatory effects of excessive salt intake. For instance, multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel diseases are only some of the autoimmune conditions that a high-salt intake can exacerbate by overstimulating immune reactions. However, in the case of cancer, inducing a pro-inflammatory state may be beneficial in the fight against tumors. Recently, immunotherapy has emerged as one of the most promising avenues for treating cancer. So, in this context, a team of researchers set out to examine the effects of a high-salt intake on tumor growth in cell cultures and two independent mouse models. Professor Markus Kleinewietfeld — who is the head of the VIB-UHasselt lab, that is, a collaboration between VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) and the University of Hasselt in Belgium — led the research team. Prof. Kleinewietfeld and colleagues published their findings in the journal Frontiers in Immunology. Click on link for rest of article
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