A flat 10% of what I earn is given as a tithe. Sometimes it’s more than that but never less. Having said that, I’m very careful and very jaded when it comes to charities and charitable organizations. I’ve seen how some famous tele-evangelists spend the money that they take in and they are abominations. Don’t get me started.
Recently the Nazarene Fund has come into the spotlight, removing Christians from Afghanistan.
“To liberate the captive, to free the enslaved, and to rescue, rebuild and restore the lives of Christians and other persecuted religious and ethnic minorities wherever and whenever they are in need.”
Glen Beck is one of the headliners for the Nazarene Fund.
If I was a zillionaire, I think that I’d focus on doing something immediate and local like improving the conditions for foster children. Something that I could monitor and be involved with personally so I wasn’t throwing money down a rat hole. But I’m not a zillionaire and my crust of bread that goes toward charity and to do good work ends up being bundled with those from others.
I have a neutral position on the Nazarene Fund. I was asked to comment on that subject on this blog and that’s my answer.
A government study found that mask mandates are ineffective.
According to the analysis, mask mandates did not reduce deaths, patients hospitalized in either intensive care or regular hospital beds or ventilator use.
Mask mandates also did not reduce number of Covid-19 positive patients.
The study was conducted by scientists from the US Army Institute of Surgical Research and the Brooke Army Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, the Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado, and the 121st Field Hospital, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea.
There was no reduction in per-population daily mortality, hospital bed, ICU bed, or ventilator occupancy of COVID-19-positive patients attributable to the implementation of a mask-wearing mandate.
Analysis of the Effects of COVID-19 Mask Mandates on Hospital Resource Consumption and Mortality at the County Level
They are obedience masks for the fearful and the compliant.
Identify the Rifle
An extra point if you can correctly ID the scope as well.
LSP, when he flew for the RAF
The fighting monkey was his co-pilot.
…The monkey knows where LSP keeps his money.
Identify the Aircraft
What was this tank used for?
Extra points for identifying the tank itself and other facts including # of crew, main battery etc.