Week In Review – 1/20/19!

Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

This week ELEVEN soldiers and LEOs were killed by the same God who loves His elect, and that’s only the ones from ‘merica.

Five were killed in crashes related to powerful winter storm Gia: https://www.foxnews.com/us/at-least-5-killed-in-crashes-related-to-powerful-winter-storm-gia

Even while hundreds of women marches took place across the country: https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/2613749002?__twitter_impression=true

The Federal appeals court lifted the order blocking Texas from kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid: https://www.texastribune.org/2019/01/17/federal-appeals-court-/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_content=1547770657&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter


While Theresa May can’t get her Brexit deal to pass in the British parliament: https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/brexit-referendum/british-prime-minister-may-loses-historic-vote-her-brexit-deal-n958791

POTUS Trump cannot get anyone to cooperate in this DOOMED nation: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/watch-trump-makes-statement-about-shutdown-us-mexico-border we are on day 30 of the government shutdown.

He did not fail to disappoint on many levels this week in other areas, too numerous to address herein.  Except, it’s worth mentioning that when Pelosi disinvited him to present the #SOTU to them he turned around and pulled the military plane access for her trip to Belgium and Afghanistan: https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-trump-pulls-military-plane-from-pelosi-/f-46f1d3e5aa%2Freuters.com

These are some really classy people.

FYI, a new migrant caravan is heading towards the Guatemalan border: http://time.com/5502965/new-migrant-caravan-leaves-honduras-for-us/?xid=time_socialflow_twitter&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=time&utm_medium=social

Carol Channing died, at age 97: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/carol-channing-obituary-hello-dolly-star-of-stage-and-screen-1.3762853

U.S. figure skating champion John Coughlin killed himself after being suspended by the U.S. Center for SafeSport and U.S. Figure Skating: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2019/01/19/former-us-skating-champion-john-coughlin-found-dead-after-suspension/2623792002/

At least 67 people have died, dozens injured in a Mexico gasoline pipeline explosion: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/01/18/americas/mexico-gasoline-explosion-tlahuelilpan/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

How/why were so many near a gasoline pipeline?  NPR has more information: https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686841472/more-than-60-dead-dozens-injured-in-mexican-pipeline-explosion

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Another China Mine collapsed, killing 21: https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/asia-pacific/220861-mining-accident-china-deaths-january-12-2019?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1547347790

Former Chicago Officer Van Dyke was sentenced to 81 months for killing a citizen: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/18/us/jason-van-dyke-chicago-police-sentencing/ even as Bernie Madoff, who killed NOBODY, is still serving his 150 year sentence – – yep!

Nobody got shot on Monday, the first day this year: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/01/15/no-shootings-no-one-shot-monday/

Bob Costas “quietly steps down from NBC after 40 years”: https://twitter.com/i/events/1085626738569166848

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Week In Review – 1/13/19!

Psalms 75:7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

This week he put down NINE soldiers and LEOs with great finality, and those were only the ones he did so with in the United States.

In Afghanistan FORTY people were put down via a gold mine collapse: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/01/06/middleeast/afghanistan-gold-mine-landslide/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

As part of the wave of teacher strikes pummels this land, Los Angeles is likely to land on next Monday: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/11/us/los-angeles-teachers-strike/index.html

The US Government Shut Down becomes the longest in the history of the nation: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/government-shutdown-becomes-longest-u-s-history-enters-uncharted-territory-n957961


An Ottawa, Canada bus collision killed three and at least 23 were injured at (wait for it) Westboro Transit Station: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/bus-crash-westboro-station-ottawa-1.4975385 right the same name as the church of people who are banned from entering Canada due to their sincerely held religious beliefs.

J.D. Gibbs died at the age of only 49: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/motorsports/jd-gibbs-passes-away-at-the-age-of-49/ar-BBS84VW?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=U508DHP their family request privacy.  Good for them.

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China (where abortion is MANDATED) has a new deadly trend – – “accidentally kill” pedestrians when they have “accidentally hit” them: https://www.theepochtimes.com/heres-why-many-chinese-drivers-intentionally-kill-pedestrians-they-accidentally-hit_2760066.html apparently it is more cost-effective to go ahead and kill someone rather than pay medical expenses if you knock into them!

Do NOT visit the home of Edward Buck (very famous “Democratic Donor”): https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/01/07/second-man-dies-in-west-hollywood-apartment-of-prominent-democratic-donor-ed-buck/ you probably will not leave it alive!

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Week In Review – 1/6/19!

Proverbs 24:17-18 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.

The sad tale is this: SIX soldiers and LEOs have fallen COMPLETELY this week and those are only from the United States.  Cautionary tales, each, as are all of the references herein and in all our GodSmack blogs!

Otherwise, this blog documents the wondrous acts of God who says He is angry with the wicked, every day!

In Rome, four died and several were injured in a roadside bombing near the Pyramids: https://twitter.com/i/events/1078750313958408192

In Congolese their elections were marred by delays and Ebola fears: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/30/africa/congo-delayed-election/index.html?utm_source=fbCNNi&utm_campaign=africa&utm_medium=social


Is that talking about the 608 cases of Ebola that have been reported in the Congo?: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/02/health/ebola-600-cases-africa-intl/ yes, yes it is.

In Bangladesh, at least 16 died in election-related violence: http://time.com/5490498/bangladesh-election-violence-deaths/

In Philippines, a major earthquake (7.0) has struck: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/28/world/philippines-earthquake/index.html

In Russia there was a gas explosion at an apartment block: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/death-toll-jumps-37-russian-gas-blast-083553122.html 37 dead thus far.

In ‘merica, the US government is still shut down: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/04/politics/trump-calling-shutdown-strike/index.html Trump says it could last for months, or even years: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/04/us/politics/democrats-trump-meeting-government-shutdown.html Then he says he will declare a national emergency then he can just do what he wants to do: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46763940


A Danish passenger train hit falling cargo from a freight train; seven people have been confirmed dead – thus far: https://www.npr.org/2019/01/03/681919745/death-toll-rises-as-new-details-emerge-in-danish-train-accident

Border Patrol is using tear gas, pepper spray against rock-throwing migrants from the Caravan: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/01/us/california-border-patrol-gas-migrants/

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America had more than 150,000 shootings, in the last five years – – here’s a map of locations: https://www.thetrace.org/2018/12/gun-violence-shooting-map-data/

In England, apparently “machete fight” is a thing: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-46728762?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_england&ns_linkname=english_regions

There are SIX primary reasons that “Nones” are walking away from church: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/newwineskins/6-reasons-why-the-nones-are-walking-away-from-church/

Nobody wants to host the Oscars, right now: https://www.theringer.com/movies/2019/1/3/18166563/oscars-host-kevin-hart-fiasco

The same flu virus that caused the 1918 pandemic is back this year: https://www.salon.com/2019/01/02/the-same-flu-virus-that-caused-the-1918-pandemic-is-back-this-year/ 50 million died that first time…

What more will the Lord God do in 2019?  Let us be thankful, and look forward to it.

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Week In Review – 12/30/18!

Psalms 78:31 The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen [men] of Israel.

This week FIVE soldiers and LEOs were slaughtered from amongst the chosen of ‘merica.

You might have heard about the Federal Government shut down over the wall POTUS wants funded?  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/23/us-economic-precipice-donald-trump-government-shutdown   Here’s where we are on that!: https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-short-on-solutions-long-on-blame-in-2nd/f-d222b4e282%2Fapnews.com

After Mattis’ little fit, he was asked to leave earlier than intended: https://www.axios.com/james-mattis-patrick-shanahan-donald-trump-defense-552eb541-950a-4bf8-8e5f-7fbbd7588ee3.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twsocialshare&utm_campaign=organic

In Mexico, their newly-elected governor of Puebla state died in a helicopter crash this week.  Her husband, a senator, was also with her.  All the five souls on that craft perished! .: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-46677061?ns_mchannel=social&ns_linkname=news_central&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking


It looks like the Women’s March may be a little bit Anti-Semitic: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/23/us/womens-march-anti-semitism.html#click=https://t.co/QfikMwI4rP

The media was given great attention from the Great God, in 2018: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/23/media/media-business-year-in-review/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_term=image&utm_source=twCNN&utm_content=2018-12-24T01%3A30%3A11

Italy violin makers are rushing to save damaged wood from the 2.5 MILLION red spruce trees that were felled in November storms: https://www.france24.com/en/video/20181223-italy-violin-makers-rush-save-damaged-wood

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These timeless icons died in 2018: http://time.com/5485234/in-memoriam-2018/

A volcanic eruption set off a Tsunami which has killed hundreds and otherwise traumatized thousands: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2018/12/23/Tsunami-set-off-by-volcanic-eruption-kills-hundreds-in-Indonesia/stories/201812230186

World was fascinated over an Indonesian pop band that was wiped out mid-concert: https://www.foxnews.com/world/members-of-indonesian-rock-band-dead-missing-following-deadly-tsunami

Updates: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/29/volcano-was-three-quarters-blown-away-in-indonesia-tsunami-eruption

Mystery company involved in Mueller investigation appeals to SCOTUS: https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/22/politics/supreme-court-secret-court-case/

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