Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (02/19/19)

Roger Stone late Monday took down an Instagram post with a crosshairs symbol next to the head of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, the judge overseeing his criminal case in Washington, D.C., and filed a notice of apology with the court. The photo and comment were “improper,” he acknowledged, and he “recognizes the impropriety and had it removed.” In the post’s caption, Stone, a longtime Republican operative and adviser to President Trump, wrote that Special Counsel Robert Mueller used “legal trickery” to ensure that his criminal trial for lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstruction went before Berman Jackson. He said in a subsequent post that he did not intend to threaten the judge.

Encouraged in Heart and United in Love

Colossians 2:2-3 2.My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge  

Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (02/07/19)

Virginia attorney general says he, too, dressed in blackface in college

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) said Wednesday that he had dressed in blackface during college when he was 19, darkening his skin for a 1980s party where he dressed up as rapper Kurtis Blow. The news broadened a collection of scandals engulfing the state’s highest ranking officials. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) has resisted calls to resign, one of the latest coming from The Washington Post’s editorial board, following the emergence of a photo from his medical school yearbook page showing one man in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, also a Democrat, has been accused of sexual assault. He claims the 2004 encounter in question was consensual.

Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (02/06/19)

James Brown
 
In Part 2 of CNN’s investigation into the death of James Brown, reporter Thomas Lake examines the death of Brown’s third wife. When Adrienne Brown died in 1996, authorities found no signs of foul play. But a friend always suspected murder. Then in 2017, a retired detective told CNN he’d thoroughly read an informant’s old notebook for the first time and found a doctor’s chilling confession.

The Greatest Commandment: Love Jesus and Your Neighbor

Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Getting Up To Speed with Oursociety911 (01/30/19)

Russia last year secretly offered North Korea a nuclear power plant in exchange for dismantling its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, The Washington Post reported Tuesday, citing U.S. officials familiar with the matter. Russia’s proposal last fall reportedly was intended to break a deadlock in Pyongyang’s negotiations with the Trump administration. The Russian offer is expected to worry Chinese and U.S. officials who aren’t eager to give Moscow economic leverage on the Korean Peninsula. As a part of the deal, Russia wanted to operate the plant and handle its byproducts, reducing the risk North Korea could use it for weapons.