Posts Tagged ‘Economics’

Parsha “Shemot” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Join Mark Call for two teachings on this week’s Torah portion, “Shemot” (Exodus 1-5).

During the Erev Shabbat teaching, (Friday evening) Mark introduces the new Book, and the importance of the “Names” theme; no, it’s not just the first few verses.

SSM Shemot 2015

The longer teaching from Shabbat, however, is really one that deserves an introduction:

Yes, buckle up!

Not only is this parsha an unequivocal rejection of the “Romans 13 Lie” taught by far too many 501c(3) faith-based Caesar-chartered corporate churches of another god — it’s a powerful refutation of what the Unholy New World Church-State Partnership is doing right now to a people who have forgotten His Written Truth.

Shemot 2015 — “Names, Character, and Choice of Law”

 

Mark Call – Parsha “Balak” teaching from Shabbat Shalom Mesa

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Join Mark Call for two related, but different looks at this week’s Torah portion, Balak, from Numbers chapters 22 through 25:9.

The first recording is the regular Erev Shabbat teaching, from the Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship, and is again an overview of the entire parsha:

Shabbat Shalom Mesa teaching – Balak – 4 July, 2014

The longer teaching from Shabbat concentrates on specifics from the parsha in more detail.  The story of the king Balak and the somewhat problematic Bilaam has a lot to teach us today.

 

Talking Torah teaching – Balak – Come out of her

Most recent audio updates – Torah portion ‘Vaetchanon’ and the news

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Looking at the news, I contend that it is hard to deny what is happening.   “Lawlessness” (or “torah-less-ness”) abounds, and the demise of the unconstitutional, full-fiat, dishonest weight/measure that the Bible repeatedly calls “abomination” obviously draws closer by the day.

Here are links to the two most recent news podcasts (aired live weekdays on Hebrew Nation Radio)…

Friday, 12 August, 2011

Monday, 15 August, 2011  (the 40th anniversary of a day that SHOULD live in infamy)

 

This is the regular link to the weekly “Talking Torah” teachings, by first Jeff Gilbert, then Mark Call, via WayToZion:

Vaetchanan

 

And finally, here is Friday’s “Drive Time Friday” show for August 12, again with Jeff and Mark:

DTF – 8/12/11

 

Shavuot, and “Teachability”

Monday, June 13th, 2011

A recent theme that I have explored on both the regular Thursday afternoon “Come out of her” show on Hebrew Nation Radio, and in local and online fellowships, comes from the most recent Torah portion, in particular Numbers 11 and 12.  Here are the links:

Come out of her, My people

Talking Torah for 11 June

By the way, the half-hour daily news and commentary shows still go up every day (Monday thru Friday) on the podcast as well at Hebrew Nation Radio.  Here is the link for Monday, 13 June:

News – Fraud, FrankenCows, and the FBI

Recent Radio Shows

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

This last week has been QUITE a bizarre, disturbing, even disgusting one when it comes to “news” in the former Constitutional republics of Amerika.  You may find some of these to be a bit of a different perspective than the Wastestream Media:

Police State One

Police State Two – ‘the One-two Punch

Who owns “your” children?

The discussion on Hebrew Nation Radio of this week’s Torah portion (the end of Vayikra, or Leviticus) was also quite interesting:

BeChokkatai

 

Finally, this week’s edition of “Come out of her, My people” —

Fear not!

Latest podcasts

Friday, May 6th, 2011

This has been quite a week for the “Big Lie”.

Here is my Friday News and commentary podcast from Hebrew Nation Radio, with some comparisons of the major fabrications and manipulations this week:

News for 6 May, 2011

Here is this week’s “Come Out of her, My people” Show from May 5th

And this show, from Thursday this week, has some discussion of the manipulation and meltdown in the paper precious metals markets:

News for 5 May, 2011

Mishpatim

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The Torah portion (or “parsha”) for this week is called “Mishpatim” in the Hebrew, for “Ordinances”.

Some here may find the audio podcast of this teaching, done by myself and Jeff Gilbert, particularly interesting.  It was recorded from the “Talking Torah” room on Paltalk.  In particular, I contend that this portion is one of the most “politically INcorrect” in all of Scripture, and also among the most ignored.  It is also the place where the entire basis for what was once, back when we were a nation of “law, not of men”, called the ‘Common Law’ can be found:

Talking Torah teachings – Mispatim – 29 January, 2011

[ “Talking Torah” on Paltalk is a weekly gathering of “Torah-Observant Believers” in Messiah.  It is live each Shabbat (Saturday) beginning at 7:00 AM Mountain Time, 8:00 AM Central with a recorded study.  The live teachings begin at 9:00 AM Mountain.  This week, Jeff Gilbert did the first session, and I followed live thereafter.  Both of us also participate in a weekly “Torah Teachers Round Table” program on KPJC Radio, Salem, Oregon, which is podcast on Hebrew Nation Radio, as well as a number of other daily and weekly shows.  Many of those links and podcasts are on the audio/links page here.]

This section of Scripture follows immediately after the giving of the “Ten Words”, or “Ten Commandments”.  If those instructions are understood in the context of, first, how we are to “love YHVH”, and then how we are to “love our neighbor”, then “Mishpatim” is a teaching on HOW that is to be done.

Even the ordering of what YHVH tells His people is important!  Note that the Commandments can be understood as a summary of how, having been “brought out of bondage” by His “mighty hand”, we are to live as free people.  Thus, the very next section is a “double-edged sword” of His Truth — because the next thing He outlines concerns the “other side of the coin”:

Those who fail to walk in obedience can enter again into bondage.  But those who learn to walk as bondservants to the Most High can “dwell in His house forever”.

And His ordination of marriage is a key part of that understanding as well.

To Serve the People

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Submitted for your approval…

A story of the Near Future…in the Constitution-free Zone.

The New Amerikan Gestapo known as the TSA, which is alleged to stand for something promising a little temporary security in exchange for a few remaining God-given Rights, has been getting some bad press lately.  More and more of the Sheeple seem to be waking up to the fact that taking porno shots of children, old folks, and even nubile young women — and rudely groping those who refuse to submit — is nothing but Security Theatre.

Now it seems that the widely-reviled (by the State-Loving Press, anyway) “National Opt-out Day” may not have been as much of a “bust” as the sycophants were gloating.  Obviously, most of those who were not inclined to being treated like cattle simply refused to travel by Government-Run Airlines…and opted instead to either stay home, or go by car…while that option still exists.  Reports reveal that most of the offending Naked Body Scanners were simply turned off during the High-Profile Days…thus avoiding any embarrassment for the Transport Sexual Abusers, and, coincidentally, their victims as well…at least briefly.

But sometimes the Truth comes out anyway.   The following is a bit of extrapolation…based on current trends and a bit of whimsy:

The phone rings  in the office Benjamin deHamas, editor of the Washington Verdad — the nation’s most-respected news source.   “Ben, listen up.  Remember that misguided protest against TSA back when we first started installing the Enhanced Body Scanners, and a few miscreants actually objected to how we were taking care of them?  Well, there are evidently still a few Neanderthals out in fly-over country who don’t trust us, and are actually not doing their Duty!  Well, not voluntarily, anyway.”

“I find that hard to believe, Madam Secretary, but what did you have in mind?”

“We have decided to take a new direction now when it comes to Security.  After all, if we can’t protect people, who can?  We’ve even got a great name for the new Policy…it’s called ‘To Serve the People’, and we’d like your help again in announcing the initial phase-in.”

“Of course…we are always happy to help, as you know.  Catchy title, by the way…it even sounds kinder and gentler.”

The problem seemed to be that even those people who appreciated the New, New Enhanced Screening were starting to grumble about how long it took to get to work, or the store, now that even local mass transit and most interstate highways involved waiting in sometimes long lines for the search.  In order to streamline the process, and to demonstrate the degree of Customer Sensitivity at the TSA, the new process would extend the much-envied “Trusted Traveler ID Program” not just to VIPs, like pilots, bus drivers, Licensed Press, and Members of Congress, but even to NON-government workers!  First would be those who had already applied for Special Hardship Permits, of course…but eventually everyone might be offered the opportunity to “opt out”!

Free trips to the very playground where Officials convened to consult with the Federal Reserve itself would be offered to the first few rounds of selected  applicants.  “Get a background check, a blood test, and a free all-you-can eat trip to Jackson Hole as a reward…just to show the traveling Public that we are REALLY here ‘to serve the public’!”

“Wow, Madam Secretary, that sounds tremendous.  I hear the food there is really something to dream about, too.  Almost makes me wish I could sign up again myself!”

“Don’t worry, Ben.  I’m sure we can arrange a Press visit for you early on as well.  Just help us inform the People about what we have planned.”

After his staff meeting, a reporter who the famous editor knew only as “Mark” stopped him by the door, and asked him if he had seen the New Policy Guidelines.   “No,” he responded. “What does it matter?”

“Because they seem to be classified.  Even the front-line TSA Search Duty proctors haven’t seen ’em.  Doesn’t that seem a bit odd?”

“Aw, come on, Mark,”  deHamas said.  “It’s National Security, for cryin’ out loud.  Of COURSE it’s classified.”

“Sure, Mr. deHamas.  That’s my regular beat, and I know their procedures, but my sources always get me advance copies anyway.  How else can we have the stories ready in advance of the procedures?  But this is different.”

“You’re starting to sound a bit like one of those internet extremists,” he quipped.  “Next thing I know, you’ll be quoting the Bible!”   Mark didn’t find that funny.  “OK, see what you can find on it.  But don’t waste too much time; we’ve got an announcement to put out.”  And that was that, or so he thought.

As both the Secretary and the Pravda editor expected, the new Policy was a big hit…and applications swamped the system.  It didn’t hurt that Jackson Hole had a great reputation as the place where the elite came to enjoy the finest cuisine the nation had to offer, especially since food prices had gotten so high after the collapse of the dollar.

The streamlined “Trusted Traveler Program” turned out to be simplicity itself as well.   A single, almost painless injection took care of not only the insertion of the tiny, tamper-proof, National ID device itself, but simultaneously allowed the ‘wonder-chip’ to transmit DNA information to a nearby reader.  Everything about the signup process was not simply easier, but so much more “customer friendly” than the intrusive, but necessary, “Strip and Bend Over Duty” (or “S-BODY”) that those people who had not yet “Embraced the Change” still had to struggle through, whether it was at airports or public transportation, or at the Roadside Duty Stations.

Ben deHamas, of course, was tapped to cover the first set of non-VIP “Trusted Travelers” allowed to go through the new process, and be given their Internal IDs.  He was literally headed out of the office, briefcase in hand, en route to the VIP Concourse at Obama Global Airport, when Mark stopped him at his door.

“Don’t get on the plane, Mr. deHamas!  I finally got a copy of the New Policy book!  It’s not what you think!”

“Good grief, Mark.  What could be the problem with a program called ‘To Serve the People’?”

He could see the fear in his staffer’s eyes as he answered.

“It’s not a customer service manual,”  he said.  “It’s a cookbook!”

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*  Apologies, obviously, and a tip of the hat, to the late Rod Serling and his famous Twilight Zone episode, called “To Serve Man.”


This little cautionary tale is intended as an only somewhat tongue-in-cheek reminder that the “veneer of civilization is very thin”.

And, given that the Constitution has already been “served up on a platter”, what could be that much more shocking?

IF we are really close to the ‘endtimes’…

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Are we coming up on the ‘endtimes’?  While I have a suspicion or two, it is admittedly impossible to really KNOW, until sometime, well…later.

But we are to “know the season”, and also to remain “teachable”.  So, I’m open to being shown.

But IF, and I stress the ‘IF’ part, that is indeed what is coming, what does it mean for us, now?

I heard a comment from a friend on the subject that I like:

“You cannot POSSIBLY prepare for what is coming.”

BUT…there are things we certainly can do:

Prepare to be teachable.

Prepare to be led.

Prepare to be obedient.

Prepare to be able to help others.

(Learn, live, lead.)

and PRAY to be counted worthy to escape what is to come.

In other words, enter via the “strait gate” and be prepared to be led via the narrow way.  You won’t find it on your own, and probably wouldn’t believe what lies along the path in the interim anyway…yet.

Bailouts, Baseball, and Big Lies

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Perhaps the most obvious, but notoriously difficult, aspect of learning how to come out of her is dealing with the incredible Deception that is on the horizon.   But the last week gives us a couple of places to exercise the skill.

There was a perfect game, for example.  No, I’m not talking about the performance of  Oakland’s pitcher Dallas Braden on Mother’s Day.  There have now been nineteen of those in the century-plus history of Major League Baseball; while very rare, they do not generally strain credulity.

No,  even the best curveball in history doesn’t describe what Goldman-Sachs claims to have done,  in announcing an unbelievable first quarter, in which their trading activities resulted in a “perfect game” of 63 straight days of profits.  Now, since the best hitters in history generally batted less than .400, that means that this feat is even MORE impressive for the aces of Amerika’s Banksters than it is in baseball.  It is in fact less likely than someone pitching three perfect games in a row!

The G-S spokesman said that this “perfect quarter” showcased  their skill at “risk management”, a masterpiece of Klintonian Lawyerese if there ever was one:  they managed the risk, all right.  (Remember that Pete Rose was banned  from the Baseball Hall of Fame because he bet on the game.  How far we’ve fallen; at least he used his own money.)

But we’re just beginning to examine the statistical miracles associated with post-free market Financial Wizardry.  JP Morgan ALSO had a perfect quarter!  What are the odds against that?  Two perfect pitchers in the SAME BALLGAME!

It’s not enough to be “skeptical” about the “signs and lying wonders” we are being force-fed by the “prince of this world”, his money masters, and the commercial media who tell folks to “enjoy the ballgame”.  We should be able to give account for what we believe, and for what we are not willing to swallow.