JREnsey blog Mid-December 2020

The First Word

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other” (I John 4:7-11 NLT)

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Puberty blockers for your children

A popular transgender activist recently called for all children to be put on puberty blockers until they are able to decide which gender they want to be.

Lauren McNamara, known by followers as “Zinnia Jones,” argued earlier this month that children should be legally able to consent to the administration of puberty blockers since they already de facto consent to the “permanent and irreversible changes” that come naturally through puberty.

“If children can’t consent to puberty blockers which pause any permanent changes even with the relevant professional evaluation, how can they consent to the permanent and irreversible changes that come with their own puberty with no professional evaluation whatsoever?” she wrote on Twitter. – Blaze

Seems that God had a couple of ways to let one know his/her gender: first, by sight, then by the natural, uninterrupted flow of hormones that prepares them for what is ahead. Interrupting that natural process by abuse, by disinformation, or medically will result in confusion for the child and judgment for the perpetrator.

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Did Native Americans own what is the USA and Canada today?

No record shows that. They themselves were once “foreign settlers”? From virtually all accounts, humans evidently came here from Asia through Alaska, moved down through Canada, and then into what is today the U.S.A. They were tribal clans who had survived the constant battles for survival back home and decided to move in this direction, purportedly by crossing the Bering Strait. They survived here by consuming the bountiful flora and fauna of these warmer  lands. Others followed that threatened their habitation and they continued to move south and east. As they multiplied and divided into tribes under strong leaders, they fought each other for access to certain territories or privileges. some clans were exterminated altogether.

There were no common laws In the early stages of their settlement. It was kill or be killed—clan against clan, tribe against tribe. At times they smoked a peace-pipe and tried to get along with their pressing enemies. Most were nomadic, following the game around the country. A few tried to remain in one area indefinitely, or until they were displaced by another tribe. For instance, according to historians, the relatively large Lakota Sioux tribe spent some time located in what is now Minnesota. In the 19th century, they decided to move into what is South Dakota around the Black Hills, displacing and killing many of other tribes, including the Cheyenne, Crow, Pawnee and Kiowa who had lived for a time in the area. Now, after it is developed and life sustenance is not threatened daily by weather or other marauding tribes, they want to claim sole ownership of the prosperous area. They took it by force from others without paying anything to those displaced tribes but threats if they tried to retaliate. They ultimately secured an alliance with the Northern Cheyenne and Northern Arapaho by the 1820s as intertribal warfare on the plains increased among the tribes for access to the dwindling population of buffalo. The alliance fought the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes for control of the Missouri River in North Dakota. Treaties with the U.S. government awarded them reservation lands covering much of South Dakota, with others in four other states plus two provinces of Canada. The Lakota Sioux tribe’s Rosebud reservation alone is much larger than the state of Rhode Island and it is only one of several Sioux reservations (not the largest).

I recognize this is but a few words in a brief blog, with shelves of books having been written about all the details that involve the making and breaking of treaties. However, it behooves us all to learn as much as we can so that fairness, rather than the current all-are-guilty narrative, can guide our thoughts and actions.

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OPEN OUR SCHOOLS!

According to the CDC, A total of 522 children between the ages of 5-14 have died of suicide in 2017 (last year of record), and suicides are up across the board. Only 42 children in that same age group have died of the Covid-19 this year. Plus, children with failing at an astronomical rate never seen before in distance learning. Adults may handle that approach but not kids.

Teachers’ unions must share the blame. They are some of the biggest contributors to politicians. They want to keep the schools shut down…children be d—-d. Online schools for children are a flop educationally. Children need one another, too. Open our schools!

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An article you will appreciate

Cashing in on the Diversity Racket

By Douglas Andrews

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NYC has freed over 3,000 charged with gun violence

https://nypost.com/2020/12/12/nyc-has-freed-more-than-3k-gun-suspects-in-2020-as-shootings-rise/

The new DA in Los Angeles certainly seems to be planning to make lots of room in his jails for somebody.

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Good advice

“Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear to you.” —Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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Bible studies

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Lighter fare

 

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“The Green Thing”

In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.

The woman apologized to her and explained,  We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.”

The clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment.”

She was partly right—in a way.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.

But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

But she was right. We didn’t have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts—wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that lady is right; we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one radio in the house—not a TV in every room. When TV came it had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.

In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us.

When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.

We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she’s right; we didn’t have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water.

We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But we didn’t have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service.

We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have “the green thing” back then?

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The Last Word

Have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season—in spite of the devil and all the hypocrites who don’t want you to have one!

JREnsey

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