Picture of Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice
Picture of Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice
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Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law Justice (ACLJ), is lending his “talent” to the ongoing efforts of the Trump election campaign to stop the counting of legally cast votes in States such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Nevada. Along with former NY mayor Rudy Guiliani, these attorneys have been summoned by Donald J. Trump Inc. to go to the heavily contested battleground states in order to steal the election by disrupting the election counting process that is the staple of American democracy. …


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This past Tuesday in Johnstown, PA, as Donald Trump asked suburban women to “like him” and after he stated that he was the “law and order” candidate who kept them safe, he muttered these words: “I saved your damn neighborhood.”

I think this about sums up Trump’s attitude towards the people of the United States. You, and everything about you, he holds in regard as being damned.

You are the plebe, and it took the grace of the King (despot) to have mercy on you (in his own opinion) to save your wretched and dammed life… he saved your damn neighborhood. It may not have a golden toilet and a lot of rooms and several staff employed to clean and run errands and cook meals, and because of this, because of your mediocrity and your weakness, your pathetic neighborhood is a “damn” neighborhood. …


Trump has revealed the underlying ideology of Christianity. Maybe a better way of saying this is that the true nature of modern Western Evangelical Christianity has been revealed. The church’s heart has been laid bare… and it is ugly to look upon.

Over the past four plus years, Trump’s promise to give evangelicals the power they truly desired and after which they lusted has been a Rorschach test. He showed American Christianity ink blots and let it come to its own rapid conclusions and responses. Trump is only partly to blame. The rest of the blame, more so, is laid squarely at the foundation of a religious system that is claiming Satan’s promise of power rather than follow Jesus. Remember that Jesus refused the offer from ‘the satan’ to take the power of kingdoms of the earth. Remember that Jesus refused to be made king by his own people in his own time. …


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The far-right Republican fanbase will not realize until it is too late that they had been played by Donald Trump.

I have been reading several books and have been on a quest to understand the parallels and correlations of the rise of nationalism, fascism, and authoritarianism as it relates to the political atmosphere of the U.S.

It’s like reading a playbook, and Trump is following that playbook to a “t”.

There isn’t a single playbook, but it is more like a series that culminate into what we are seeing played out in our current political situation. The series involves such books as Mein Kampf, in which Adolf Hitler discusses creating a return to the mythic past in the form of a purist nationalism and the use of propaganda to sway citizens, and the recent history of Viktor Orbán’s authoritarian shift in the nation of Hungary. …


Photo Credit: Evan Vucci/AP
Photo Credit: Evan Vucci/AP
Photo Credit: Evan Vucci/AP

For the purposes of this post, Trumpism is being defined as the cult-like behavior and attitudes of those who are absolute followers of Donald Trump, his ideologies, and his personality.

I have seen quite a few shout outs from Trumpists against Christians who are not supporting Trump as the RNC candidate and who will not vote for him in the general election come November 3, 2020. I am one of those people.

Other than the normal rancor of equating a vote for anyone other than a Republican candidate as a vote for “baby killing” and “murder” of unborn children, what I am seeing goes a bit deeper than that. Over the years, I have researched religious cults (and, yes, some forms of Christianity can be considered cults), and it dawned on me that what I was seeing was a mixture of cult-like religion mixed with politics when it comes to support for Donald Trump. And I do want to mention that there are several prominent Republicans who have not endorsed Trump as a candidate and who have actually endorsed Joe Biden in the past couple of weeks. …


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Through Facebook Messenger, someone sent me a photo of rates and numbers of deaths in Texas showing recent COVID-19 infection and death rates versus the previous two flu seasons. This was sent by a registered nurse, formerly involved in public health (as she reports), but she also has a bias towards far-right political leanings and is an avid Trump supporter. She states that the information being reported for deaths in the U.S. is bogus and that we should look at the information for ourselves saying that the numbers don’t add up. …


A rather simple way to test whether or not you are progressing with task oriented projects is to apply The Value Test.

Systematically, you should be able to take various components of your project in compartmentalized chunks to assess whether or not the tasks assigned or tasks being performed hold any value for your organization or team.

The Value Test should be applied to each in order to reassess whether or not the tasks are productive or non-productive, having real value to completing project goals or having little to no value. …


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These cells [macrophages]filter the blood, destroying cancer cells, viruses, bacteria, and other large particulate material. Macrophages also signal other white blood cells to seek out and destroy tumor cells.

From: Phyllis A. Balch, CNC. Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Foods to Heal. Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

When I was first diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes a couple of years ago, I learned from my naturopathic doctor about the power of intermittent fasting and how this affected the internal, cellular inflammation that exists within us all (mostly due to our Standard American Diet).

It turns out that macrophages (a type of white blood cell) play an important role in anti-inflammatory processes within our bodies. These cells are mighty warriors inside of your body that, when operating in top form, decrease the inflammation that appears to be prevalent in many chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. …


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I am booked for a flight home this coming weekend from Colorado to Texas.

I flew home last weekend, and I saw a few people wearing a simple mask and even a few wearing nitrile gloves. I applaud those people. Not because I think they are doing anything advantageous to protect themselves from COVID-19 but for the fact that they are actively participating in NOT spreading the virus to others.

With a viral infection where you may be a carrier up to 10 days before you experience symptoms (if you experience symptoms at all), it behooves us to look after one another. …


A photo of Donald Trump and Mike Pence in front of an American Flag — Photo Credits: NBC News
A photo of Donald Trump and Mike Pence in front of an American Flag — Photo Credits: NBC News
Photo Credit: NBC News

The stock market falters. Investors make haste to adjust their portfolios as the potential spread of the coronavirus looms on America’s shores. Some feel anxiety, while others pretend there is no threat.

When I read an article about the tumble of the stock market and investor worry over the spread of the virus, my first reaction was to ask why. Don’t we trust that our leadership has this situation under control? Don’t we have faith that they have the American people’s best interests at heart? …

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Jay Smith

Thanks for the claps! Writing about things that concern me: religion and ‘Merica. Dabbling in project management, philosophy, psychology, and diabetes health.

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