Hong Kong

jim

I support the Hong Kong police too!

Hong Kong has never been democratic. It was an island out of time, founded by British pirates and drug smugglers, keeping the early nineteenth century British political
system of local rule by the local gentry, and the late eighteenth century early nineteenth century British form of capitalism, derived from Manchesterism and little changed
from Manchesterism. (British impact and Hong Kong’s colorful history started well before the first Opium war, but the story for some reason seems to have been erased, as
if the white man never set foot there before the first Opium war.)

The one nation, two systems deal, was that Hong Kong would keep its ancient and customary political and economic system, with China handling its external affairs and
defense. The protester’s demand for universal suffrage is a violation of of the two systems deal, that would create a subversive and hostile Cathedral and US Government
State Department outpost on China’s doorstep.

The protesters destroyed the legislative assembly, and shut down Hong Kong International airport, an airport I frequently use, inconveniencing and endangering large
numbers of people much resembling myself.

If the local elite lacks the will to govern, and the will to crush those grasping for power, then China has little choice but to itself violate the two systems agreement by directly
intervening in Hong Kong, itself directly repressing those who would overthrow the ancient and customary system in favor of the system of the modern west, an intervention
that would unavoidably destroy the Hong Kong system almost as badly as universal suffrage would.

The Hong Kong government should recover their testicles, and, if necessary, read the riot act and disperse the crowds with napalm and machine gun fire.

The old system served Hong Kong well, and the only reason for changing it is that the protesters hope for backing from the US Government State Department, so think that
power is up for grabs. I hope that Trump’s call for calm will be interpreted as implying that no such backing will be forthcoming. China alleges that the US Government State
Department has been up to no good, and I see ample reason to believe the accusation.

triablogue

Ich bin ein Hongkonger

A Hong Kong businessman named Jimmy Lai hopes our political leaders will support Hong Kong. He even suggests politicians consider flying to Hong Kong. Like JFK
flew to Berlin during the Cold War, calling himself a Berliner.

I suppose Trump could fly to Hong Kong and do the same. That would be a bold move if Trump did that. Politically speaking, it’d be a big gamble. He could win big or lose
big.
If Trump did that, he might sway a lot of Asian-Americans to vote for him. In fact, he might sway a lot of moderates in general.

Not to mention Trump might sway other nations if he took the lead in supporting a democratic movement in Hong Kong. He might be able to move a lot of the international
community to take action as well.

On the negative side, it could end up igniting an international crisis or something along those lines. This in turn could impact his political fortunes.

Of course, it would sorely anger China. However, why would Trump care about angering China? For one thing, he’s already angered China with the trade war. Yet the trade
war has brought China to the table to discuss fairer trade practices and so on. That’s because the trade war hits China where it hurts most, i.e., their economy. Otherwise the
next decades could see the Chinese economy overtake ours and all that that would entail. At least to my knowledge, even a majority of Democrats support Trump
attempting to stem China’s global ascendancy.

I suppose the major problem would be this would signal to Hong Kong that we support them, but if push comes to shove I’m not sure what we could do to support Hong
Kong against China. After all, if China did invade Hong Kong, then I don’t know what we could actually do about it short of going to war which of course no one wants.
At least as far as I can see, the best option is if we can convince other nations China is currently doing business with to stop doing business with China, then that would hurt
China’s economy. If the threat of this is viable, then it might dissuade China from touching Hong Kong. However, this doesn’t necessitate Trump flying to Hong Kong. It
could be accomplished behind the scenes, as it were.

The issue for China is that they regard Hong Kong as theirs, along with other places like Taiwan, which China argues European colonial powers took away from them. Of
course, China likes to push this narrative because they know it often works on guilt-ridden Westerners.
However, above and beyond politics, and in terms of “moral authority”, it comes down to democracy vs. communism. If we believe in democratic ideals, then why not
support democratic movements (though that’s not to imply we should always do so)? Indeed, China supports spreading communism abroad.

Sources:

I support the Hong Kong police too!

http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2019/08/ich-bin-ein-hongkonger.html

Holy hexing

We ordinarily associate hexing people with witchcraft. Ezk 13:17-23 is a classic example. However, here’s a Christian example:

6 They traveled through the whole island until they came to Paphos. There they met a Jewish sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-Jesus, 7 who was an attendant of the proconsul, Sergius Paulus. The proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God. 8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith. 9 Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, 10 “You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord? 11 Now the hand of the Lord is against you. You are going to be blind for a time, not even able to see the light of the sun.”
Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand (Acts 13:6-11).
i) Paul curses Elymas with blindness. There may be some caustic irony in that. Since Elymas is a sorcerer, Paul repays him in kind by hexing the hexer! Like Balaam, Elymas may have made his living in part by cursing people his clients paid him neutralize. But now he finds himself on the receiving end of poetic justice.
ii) It’s hard to find a direct parallel to this elsewhere in Scripture. Perhaps the closest example in the OT is Elijah summoning lightning to incinerate the soldiers (2 Kgs 1:10-12).
iii) This raises the question of whether God endowed Paul with the direct power to hex someone. Or is it a case where Paul expects God to back up the pronouncement of judgment? Is this a question of ability or authority?
iv) This also raises the question of how Paul’s action jives with the “love your enemy” ethic. Perhaps, though, that’a a question of whose enemy? Elymas wasn’t Paul’s enemy in the sense that he was in no position to harm Paul. Rather, by opposing Paul, he was an enemy of the lost. He hindered the Proconsul and his retinue from hearing the Gospel. By hexing Elymas, Paul created an opening for the Gospel.
This incident may also shed light on the interpretation of the judgment miracle that befell Ananaias and Sapphira:
5 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.
3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 4 Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”
5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 6 Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.
7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?”
“Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”
9 Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”
10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband (Acts 5:1-10).
i) Did Peter, like Paul, hex them? That’s less clear. There’s nothing in the scene with Ananias to indicate that. But the scene with Sapphira has a twist. Why did Peter predict that she’d suffer the same fate as her husband? Was he naturally assuming that since she was guilty of the same offense, God would strike her dead as well? Or did he have a revelation of God’s punitive intentions? Or did Peter cause they to drop dead?
ii) Suppose, for argument’s sake, that a Christian has the ability to hex someone. Are there any circumstances in which he should exercise that ability? If it’s wrong to do so, would God override the curse? Put another way, if it succeeds, does that imply divine endorsement–like Elijah and St. Paul?
iii) Assuming that’s ever justifiable, I think it ought to be reserved for cases of extreme provocation–like officious employees at the DMV!
Comment: Point iv is very important. Bolding mine. Hell is eternal, hell is eternal, hell is eternal…

Extreem-Rechts spreekt in code

extreem rechts code

Heel interessant, deze oude taal vanuit het heidendom, blijkbaar in trek bij de Nazi’s en de NGO’s, die van de Bijbel en JHWH, de enige ware God, niets moeten hebben, maar liever vanuit occulte krachten hun levensvisie halen.
Bij mijn studies Hebreeuws, de oorspronkelijke taal, waarin de Tenach (Oude Testamenst), oftewel de eerste 39 boeken van de Bijbel is geschreven, kom ik een andere, tragische ontwikkeling tegen, analoog aan de tragiek van deze “taal van het heidendom”.
Ipv het Hebreeuws te zien als gewoon de taal waarin de Israelieten deze teksten hebben geschreven en van daar uit beter te begrijpen wat JHWH van en met ons wil, gaan ze het Hebreeuws ” an sich” verheerlijken, komen met kaballah en heel ver door gevoerde getallensymboliek aan.
Ze bedenken een mystiek verstaan van het Hebreeuws tot een geheime kennis, die door verdere studie ontwikkeld kan worden en dan verdwijnt Degene, om Wie het gaat, JHWH dus, ons in Yeshua geopenbaard, naar de achtergrond.
Degene met zgn. “diepere kennis” van het Hebreeuws wordt als goeroe de belangrijkste en het Hebreeuws wordt het doel ipv het middel.
Bij deze Runentekens is het drama nog groter: een taal vanuit heidendom, vol occulte betekenis en afgoderij, wordt dan vereerd en de lettertekens op zich afgoden.

Bron: https://ejbron.wordpress.com/2019/08/03/runen-3/

Guess the original

ምክክርዎ ፡፡
ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ወደ ማሪ ማእከል ሲደርሱ ፅንስ ማስወረድ ውሳኔ እንዳደረጉ የሚያረጋግጥ ዶክተር ወይም ነርስ ያያሉ ፡፡

እነሱ የእርስዎን የህክምና ታሪክ ፣ አጠቃላይ ጤንነትዎን ይመለከታሉ ፣ ስለሚወስ ቸው ማናቸውም መድኃኒቶች ይጠይቁዎታል እና ከእርግዝና ጋር በተያያዘ ይወያያሉ ፡፡ በማዕከሉ ውስጥ እያሉ ብዙ ምርመራዎች ይሰጡዎታል – የጣት አሻራ ወይም የደም ናሙና ፣ ምን ያህል ሳምንቶች ነፍሰ ጡር እንደሆኑ እና የደም ግፊትዎ ይለካሉ። እንዲሁም ሁሉም ሴቶች ከህክምናው በፊት ለክላሚዲያ ኢንፌክሽን እንዲመረመሩ እንመክራለን ፡፡ በተጨማሪም ፅንስ ለማስወረድ የሚረዱ የሕክምና አማራጮችን እናብራራለን ፡፡ ሀኪምዎ ህጋዊ የሆነ ፅንስ ማስወረድ ቅጽ መሙላት ይፈልጋል እናም ለመታከም እንደተስማሙ ለማሳየት ፊርማዎን ማግኘት አለብን ፡፡

 

Translations: Somali to Dutch

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Wax ku saabsan Bukaan Socod Eegtooyinka Marie Stopes
Hay’adda Marie Stopes International waxay 9 bukaan socod eegtooyin ku leedahay UK waxayna caawino siisaa haweenka doonaya in ay ilmo iska soo ridid sameeyaan. Waxaan nahay kuwo aad khibrad u leh isla markaana takhaatiirteenna iyo kalkaalisooyinkeennu waa khubaro. Waxaan bixinnaa saddex meelood hal meel dhammaan adeegyada ilmo iska soo rididda ka jira UK sanad kasta. Waxaan sameyn doonnaa wax kasta oo aan awoodno si aan kuu daryeelno aanna booqashadaada bukaan socod eegtadeenna uga dhigno mid raaxo leh.

Over Marie Stopes Clinics
Marie Stopes International heeft 9 klinieken in het Verenigd Koninkrijk en helpt vrouwen die een abortus willen ondergaan. We zijn zeer ervaren en onze artsen en verpleegkundigen zijn experts. We bieden elk jaar een derde van alle abortusdiensten in het VK. We zullen er alles aan doen om voor u te zorgen en uw bezoek aan onze kliniek comfortabel te maken.

Source: https://oogenhand.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/war-ku-saabsan-ilmo-iska-soo-rididda/