The Navy continued the tests for seven days, potentially causing at least one death. It was one of the first large-scale biological weapon trials that would be conducted under a "germ warfare testing program" that went on for 20 years, from 1949 to 1969. The goal "was to deter [the use of biological weapons] against the United States and its allies and to retaliate if deterrence failed," the government explained later. "Fundamental to the development of a deterrent strategy was the need for a thorough study and analysis of our vulnerability to overt and covert attack."
Let me be clear. Despite every lie you have heard and/or believed, there's nothing normal nor natural about the sexually deviant practice of homosexuality. The so-called "lgbtq" assemblage of sexual amoral deviancy is as unnatural, unhealthy and abnormal as an unemptied chamber pot at the kitchen table.
I've been ahead of the curve in warning about the social decline in America; and with every warning came assertions by demonic minions mocking me and calling me names.
May 30, 2013, a front group for People for the America Way called Media Matters, both of which are neo-Leninist groups committed to subversion of all truth and morality through demonic agitprop and intimidation, lashed out at me. Satan had to do his best to downplay my truth, and as usual he chose them to attempt same. I'd written in a syndicated op-ed, "Let the homosexuals have the Boy Scouts."
I wrote: "It's not personal – it's a choice, and I choose not to participate in and/or support the activities of the perverse. It doesn't matter who disagrees." They attacked and attempted to belittle me because I "warned that boys would be brainwashed into accepting homosexuality and that boys would be coerced into homosexual behavior [in no small part] because of their hormones."
When I wrote my column "Do you want your child to be a homosexual?" (April 19, 2005), the proponents of immorality and debaucherous amoral behavior inherent in godless society called me names. They were particularly upset because I wrote:
The increase of LGBTQ characters and themes popping up in TV shows made for children in the last decade is not an organic development. It’s the consequence of so-called “queer creators” pushing the LGBTQ agenda and working with major entertainment networks, writers, producers, showrunners, and directors to place sexualized themes into on-screen fare made for young audiences.
Inflationary pressures remain extremely high in the American heartland, survey data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City showed Thursday.
The Kansas City Fed said its index of prices paid for raw materials by manufacturers remained near record highs in July. Eighty-two percent of companies said prices had increased compared with a month ago, with two percent reporting lower prices. That’s a slight decline from the record high numbers hit in May and June. One hundred percent of companies reported paying more than a year ago.
The Kansas City Fed reported:
In July, 91 percent of manufacturers said workers were in short supply, more than any time previously asked in survey history.
Wage pressures also surpassed survey records with 78 percent of companies saying they have had to raise wages more than normal to attract or keep workers.
To attract new talent, 72 percent reported raising compensation, 60 percent reported hiring less qualified workers with more on the job training, and another 60 percent increased advertising for open positions.
As labor shortages have persisted, 75 percent of firms have increased overtime to compensate, 47 percent have increased automation, and 36 percent reported up-skilling or re-skilling their existing labor force.
Archaeologists digging in southern Israel may have found the name of Jerubbaal, scourge of the Midianites, on a broken fragment of a Judges-era clay pot.
The inscription in primitive alphabetic writing from the time of the biblical Judges was found in Khirbat er-Ra’i, near Kiryat Gat in southern Israel. The extremely rare inscription, written in ink on a fragment of clay pot, apparently bears the name “Jerubbaal.” AKA Gideon...... Read on
Whatever else the pot may have said is lost to the mists of time, but that is a name known from the biblical book of Judges and the inscription is roughly from the time of the judges – about 3,100 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority reported on Monday. The coincidence is intriguing.
The shard with the rare ancient writing was found in a subterranean storage pit that had been lined with stones, the IAA says. The vessel was quite small, with a capacity of about a liter (a quarter of a gallon). The archaeologists therefore speculate that it held a precious liquid, such as a perfume or medical concoction, and that it may have belonged to a man named Jerubbaal, making it Jerubbaal’s pot.
Khirbat er-Ra’i is being excavated under the direction of Prof. Yossi Garfinkel of the Hebrew University, Sa’ar Ganor at the Israel Antiquities Authority, and Dr. Kyle Keimer and Dr. Gil Davis of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
The stone-paved silo where the Jerubbaal inscription was found.Credit: Yossi Garfinkel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The name was written in an ancient alphabetic script, which derived from the earliest alphabetic script known (as opposed to cuneiform or hieroglyphics), which had apparently been invented by Canaanite merchants or slaves working in or with ancient Egypt around 4,000 years ago, during the Middle Bronze Age. The theory is that they invented phonetic letters because learning to write in hieroglyphics in adulthood was too onerous.
Very few inscriptions from such distant reaches of history have been found, but a handful exist from the Late Bronze Age – mostly from the town of Lachish, a mere 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from Khirbat el Ra’i.
The writing was deciphered by epigraphic expert Christopher Rollston of George Washington University, who discerned the letters yod (albeit broken at the top), resh, beit, ayin, lamed – YRBA’L, i.e., Jerubbaal. The original inscription had been longer but is lost, the archaeologists surmise.
Drawing of the sherd with the ancient letters yod, resh, bet, ayin and lamedCredit: Dafna Gazit / Israel Antiquities
As for who Jerubbaal may have been remains unclear - he could have been anybody. But based on timing and location, the archaeologists surmise that he may have been none other than the biblical figure Gideon (also known as Jerubbaal), son of Joash the Abiezrite, whose activities are described at length in the book of Judges.
Excavating a jar from the time of the biblical Judges at Khirbat er-Ra‘iCredit: Saar Ganor / Israel Antiquiti
Aerial view of Khirbat er-Ra'iCredit: Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities
It bears adding that inscriptions from the period of the judges, 3,100 years ago, are extremely rare. This is the first time, the archaeologists say, that the name Jerubbaal has been found in an archaeological context. It also bears adding that the inscription was in Canaanite script and it is possible that Jerubbaal the putative owner of the pot was, simply, a Canaanite.
Anyway, the biblical story (Judges 6) tells of an angel joining Gideon beneath a terebinth tree owned by his father, Joash. Gideon presses the angel over the Lord’s forsaking the people of Israel and abandoning them to the rule of Midianites. The angel explains that the Lord wants Gideon to save Israel from the Midianites. The man demurred that he was the least significant person in his family, which belonged to the least significant clan, Manasseh, but was assured that the Lord would be with him “and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.”
Gideon makes an offering of meat and bread to the Lord, who accepts it. And that night, the Lord tells him:
“Take thy father’s young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the grove that is by it” (Judges 6:25; grove being translated by some as “Asherah” – figurine, wooden image, Asherah pole and more).
And that, Gideon did, anecdotally burning the bull as an offering using the wood of the figurine. The infuriated townspeople demanded Gideon’s head, but Joash suggested that Baal be left to defend himself – which, as we know, did not happen.
“Therefore on that day he was called Jerubbaal, saying: Let Baal contend against him, because he hath broken down his altar" (Judges 6:32).
This, then, is the putative Jerubbaal. Whether the pot belonged to him, we cannot know, but it is an intriguing theory.
Sa'ar Ganor of the Israel Antiquities Authority tends to the theory that it did, on the grounds of his interpretation that the syllables "Jeru" stem from the ancient root of "rav" in the sense of "fight" (not rabbi); and who did he fight? Baal.
"He broke Baal's altar," Ganor points out, according to the biblical narrative. Or alternatively - it could be interpreted as "Baal will judge him," which obviously did not happen.
In a culture where we all must "listen to the experts," Dr. Anthony Fauci is treated like a king.
In reality, the public health expert is more of a court jester.
Over and over again, Fauci has backtracked and flip-flopped on almost every major position regarding COVID-19, including the efficacy of masking, social distancing guidelines and the origins of the disease.
As it turns out, concerns over Fauci's ability to do his job existed long before the COVID-19 pandemic.
A recently unearthed C-SPAN interview from 18 years ago shows one physician demanding that Fauci resign.
"You've been at the [National Institutes of Health] a pretty long time and it seems to me that during your tenor, our ability to control infectious diseases hasn't improved but, in fact, worsened and even basic health tips such as, 'You can't use antibiotics to treat viral infections,' has not been adequately communicated to the public," the caller said.
"Because, for instance, people will come in demanding an antibiotic for a common cold, or any other viral infection, which has certainly served to create more resistant strains."
"Not saying that this has anything to do with this particular SARS epidemic, but don't you think it's time that you stepped down and let someone else who has a more effective message?"
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."