I was reading in Hosea scripture the other day and came across this one in chapter 4 which it caused me to reflect upon our own nation who claims to be a grafted in nation with Israel. When allowing my thoughts to proceed I drew a conclusion I wish to share and get some feedback on. I was unable to find a reason that the United States should escape the same punishment that Israel had if we do not repent like those of Nineveh did when Jonah brought correction. Continue Reading →
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What do they know that they are not telling us about a down electrical grid? When you see articles like this, you have to ask yourself that question. Many of these big businesses now some of the planned future events and get an edge on it. Are you doing anything to prepare for a large scale electric outage?
We have all gotten so used to the high-tech life that to experience it without electric would be a serious challenge. In 2004, hurricane Charley ripped through Southwest Florida leaving us without electric for several weeks. Cooking, cleaning and drinking was a challenge. However with the basic skills learned in the Boy Scouts, this was not a large challenge. However, many neighbors had serious issues.
maybe it would be good for everyone to have a practice weekend without electric. Can you go for a full weekend?
Walmart And Other Big Businesses Prepare For Downed Power Grid With Alternative Energies
Written by: Daniel Jennings Alternative Energy September 2, 2013
Many of America’s largest corporations now believe the electric grid is unreliable and are quietly developing the capability to operate without it.
Companies in a wide variety of industries are scrambling to produce their own energy. Retailers, technology companies, and banks now recognize the need for alternative sources of electricity.
The Bloom Box
Walmart, Google, eBay, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, FedEx, Safeway, Verizon, AT&T, Adobe, Honda, and Kaiser Permanente are among the corporate giants that have invested in the Bloom Box energy cell technology. A Bloom Box is literally a power plant in a box that uses next generation fuel cell technology to generate electricity.
Bloom Boxes don’t come cheap; each one costs around $800,000, but these companies are willing to invest in them. The companies claim they are going green or reducing pollution by purchasing such technology. What they’re also doing is ensuring that they can stay open when the electric grid goes down.
The interest in the Bloom Box indicates that these companies’ executives think that the electric grid is not dependable. Wal-Mart and Safeway want to keep their refrigerators and their cash registers running. Google wants to keep providing Internet even if the lights go out.
Companies Embracing Solar, Too
The Bloom Box is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to corporate efforts to have dependable power. IKEA has purchased 500,000 solar panels as part of an effort to produce 70 percent of its own electricity.
Harness the power of the sun when the power goes out…
Walmart plans to put solar panels on 75 percent of its stores in California, a state with a notoriously unreliable electric grid. The company has made a deal with Elon Musk’s company Solar City to buy the panels.
Walmart claims it is motivated by concern for the environment, but we all know that the real “green” Walmart is interested in is money. The businesspeople that run Walmart wouldn’t be making a major investment in “alternative energy” if they didn’t think they might need it.
Grid Is No Longer Reliable
It is easy to see why corporations are looking into alternatives.
The Washington Post reported that the electric grid is pricier and less reliable. The number of power outages that affected more than 500,000 people in the United States more than doubled between 2004 and 2009, The Post’s Wonkblog noted.
The length of blackouts has also increased by around 20 percent in the last decade, Off The Grid News previously reported. Large companies simply can no longer afford to depend on the grid, so they are investing in the resources needed to generate their own power.
In August, the American Society of Civil Engineers graded America’s power grid a D+, Off The Grid News reported. The rating means the energy infrastructure is in “poor to fair condition and mostly below standard, with many elements approaching the end of their service life.” It further means a “large portion of the system exhibits significant deterioration” with a “strong risk of failure.
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Gay activists make vicious threats against Christian bakers, Aaron and Melissa Klein, because they would not bake a cake for a homosexual wedding. For the rest of the “normal” people, making threats such as murder or rape is a crime, but not if you are gay. If you are gay, then you no longer need to follow the laws of the land.
This is what is becoming the new norm for America. These people want equality, but at the expense of others’ civil rights. What happened to the civil rights of ALL citizens? Rights are only good if they are exercised.
However, remember that were as believers are promised persecution. Jesus (Yeshua) said “they hated me…the will hate you” and we must prepare ourselves for this. We in the U.S. have not faced death due to our beliefs. Just this week, 5 believers were pulled out of a bus in Nigeria and forced to lie in a ditch and then murdered by “non-violent” followers of the peace-loving Islamic religion.
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A husband-and-wife bakery shop team in Oregon were forced to close their shop doors and move to cheaper digs — their home — after gay-rights activists hounded them and drove away contract business because they refused for Christian reasons to bake for a same-sex wedding.
Aaron and Melissa Klein own and operate Sweet Cakes by Melissa. In the past few months, they’ve faced heated scrutiny — some in the form of physical threats — from those in the gay-rights crowd who decried their May refusal to bake for a lesbian couple who wanted to marry.
The Kleins cited their Christian beliefs of traditional marriage when they turned down that business gig, The Blaze reported. But the lesbian couple filed a complaint with the state, accusing the shop owners of discrimination.
Since, they’ve been hounded by vicious telephone calls and emails.
Some of those threats were shocking. One emailer wished for the couple’s children to fall ill. Another expressed hope that Mr. Klein should be shot and even raped, The Blaze reported.
And yet another wrote: “Here’s hoping you go out of business, you bigot.”
The couple said on top of that, their vendors were “badgered and harassed” into stopping all associations with the bakery.
The Kleins say they’re now closing up their doors and moving their operations to their home. Their business, they say, has suffered a serious revenue hit from the unexpected activism and backlash.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/2/christian-bakers-who-refused-cake-order-gay-weddin/#ixzz2dxaWWw7C