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orlbucfan

T and R, mags!! Many more for the Bernster, Jane, LD/JD!! 🙂 🙂

humphrey

Never let it be said that being a messenger of The Lord is easy!

http://www.nola.com/religion/index.ssf/2018/05/jesse_duplantis_private_jet.html

Jesse Duplantis, the Destrehan-based prosperity gospel televangelist with a global reach, is asking disciples for money to buy a jet that costs $54 million “so we can go anywhere in the world in one stop.” He seeks the donations in a video posted last week on his ministry’s website.

“I really believe that if the Lord Jesus Christ was physically on the Earth today, he wouldn’t be riding a donkey,” Duplantis says in the video. “He’d be in an airplane flying all over the world

You poor individuals that travel by commercial airlines.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Duplantis

Use of private jets
In May 2018, Duplantis asked his followers to donate money to him so that he could buy a new $54 million private jet, the Dassault Falcon 7X. Duplantis said that his organization, Jesse Duplantis Ministries, had already paid for three private jets by 2006, and that he had been using them by “just burning them up for the Lord Jesus Christ.” Duplantis defended his choice by saying: “I really believe that if Jesus was physically on the earth today he wouldn’t be riding a donkey. Think about that for a minute. He’d be in an airplane preaching the gospel all over the world.”[7]

Previously in 2016, Duplantis and fellow televangelist Kenneth Copeland defended their use of private jets as firstly, commercial planes were full of “demons” which would bog down their schedules with requests for prayers; and secondly, on a commercial airplane, Duplantis would not be able unbuckle his seat belt to speak to God standing up.

Some wonder that they support the “Grifter in Chief” Trump.

wi60

Why would Jesus or God need a jet?

jcitybone

😇😇😇

orlbucfan

American arrogance and aggressive stupidity on exhibit here. Simply beyond belief! 🙁

humphrey

In the developing battle between Cuomo (establishment personified) and Cynthia Nixon.

humphrey

humphrey

Duh! This is not surprising in any way if one is a realist.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/05/28/shocker-tax-cuts-hand-ceos-admit-they-wont-invest-record-profits-worker-wage-hikes

As America’s largest banks post record profits, massive companies continue their unprecedented stock buyback spree, and already-obscene CEO pay packages are set to rapidly expand in the aftermath of the Trump-GOP tax cuts, top corporate executives are now openly admitting that they have no plans whatsoever to invest their enormous windfall into wage increases for workers.

During what Axios described as a “rare, candid, and bracing talk from executives atop corporate America” at the Dallas Fed late last week, Troy Taylor, CEO of Florida’s Coca-Cola franchise, said of the possibility of broad wage hikes for workers: “It’s just not going to happen. Absolutely not in my business.”

And CEOs are not merely conceding that “the days of most people getting a pay raise are over” despite the lofty promises Republicans made after they rammed through their $1.5 trillion in tax cuts. As Axios reports, well-heeled corporate executives are also actively moving to “reduce their workforces further” to cut costs and boost their bottom lines.

“The message is that Americans should stop waiting for across-the-board pay hikes coinciding with higher corporate profit; to cash in, workers will need to shift to higher-skilled jobs that command more income,” Axios summarized.

humphrey

jcitybone

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-death-toll_us_5b0d623fe4b0fdb2aa57022c

Over 4,600 people died in Puerto Rico during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria ― more than 70 times the official death toll ― according to a new Harvard study released Tuesday.

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found Hurricane Maria left at least 4,645 people dead in Puerto Rico after the storm made landfall on the island on Sept. 20, 2017. This figure stands in stark contrast with the Puerto Rican government’s official tally of 64.

The Harvard researchers conducted a survey of 3,299 randomly chosen households across Puerto Rico, in which participants were asked about displacement, infrastructure loss and causes of death.

Interruption of medical care was the primary cause of the increase in mortality rates in the months after the hurricane, according to the study. Researchers said their 4,645 estimate is “likely to be conservative” and the death toll may actually exceed 5,000.

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