Friday, April 7, 2017

Americans Worry about Hunger and being Homeless.

Tom's Journal.

Hi  Friends,
   After getting back from a great road trip of visiting close friends and dear relatives, and dining out at great places with the finest good food, etc.,  it was still so dang good to come home to a comfortable home where there are no problems of 'forgetting to bring your toothbrush,  radio,  or what ever'.... LOL.   Staying in a Motel room reminded me a little of my younger days of traveling up North and camping with the kids and wife in a tent.   Yes,  it was a great vacation with many other good friends,  but the mosquito's harvested gallons of blood from us, and it seemed like we always forgot to pack SOMETHING, no matter how well we packed and planned !!  We all have loads of fun, excitement and memorable times that I fondly remember with a smile.   We grilled sirloin steaks and sausages on the camp fire, etc., and everyone in the 12 family group had fun and relaxed for a while.    But I also remember camping out in Vietnam, early 1968, living in a 9 man tent with some goofy, rude, characters, and trying to get along.... and running for cover too many times as the Viet Cong --enemy launched their 122 mm rockets at us, killing and wounding our men, and that was in my FIRST tour of 'Nam, when I was just age 19 !   And then my 2nd tour of duty over there was a whole different ball game, as a helicopter door gunner,  but most of my readers and followers know that already.   

Also studying Finance and Dept of Labor Stats,  I know that too many American families are just ONE PAYCHECK AWAY FROM BEING HOMELESS ! ! !   Now that is very scary, and it's only going to get worse, the way Obama left the USA !   He was too busy getting rich while in office, also helping his Muslim buddies over in the "Sand Box" -- Middle East, like Iran, etc !   Not to worry --- because the truth will come out, and already is, with Susan Rice and company.   
    Well,  I just don't have the stomach today, for diving into politics, as I am re-embarking  on a serious diet, again.....  and picking up some fresh veggies from the store in the morning.  

But before we get too 'wigged out' from fear,  just remember that reading the beautiful Psalms has a gentling effect on the heart and soul, IMHO [in my humble opinion].   And I am honestly trying harder to WORK ON MY HUMILITY !   But please check out Psalms 139 -- 141, and feel the POWER of the Holy Spirit that entered the gentle David who wrote many of these Psalms !    But here is a small sample:   "Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth:  keep the door of my lips."     Lord, I really need to carve that into wood with a router, and also memorize it !!  A few close friends of mine will understand exactly what my meaning is here, and now.   I need to watch what I say, for fear of hurting others with my tongue and words that cut deep wounds.   But the short book of James has a lot to say about the tongue, and how powerful that little member can be, and what destruction it can cause.  

And those who really know me -- will tell you that I don't read, study and memorize the Scriptures to show off,  but that I really love and depend on them when I am feeling blue and depressed.   Yes  there are many combat Veterans who have some PTSD, and also suffer from depression and loneliness.   And money can't by you love.   So I highly recommend my fellow "Brothers in Arms" to get into some kind of "Peer Group" or perhaps a Bible group where you can talk to your brothers in the know.   Also, I am glad to help any serious Veteran who just needs to talk to someone who has been in their boots many times and experienced the 'thrill of combat' -- also hard times and worry.   Here is my personal email address:  

Now is not the time to let our guard down,  because that is just what the Bible warns us against ! !   With President Trump in office --- that is a good thing,  but it just may be the "Calm before the Storm !"
    I am sorry, friends,  but we cannot let our guard down just yet.  But after we get to heaven,  things will be different.

Warm Regards,
Tommy Schuckman

Americans “Worry About Hunger and Homelessness” As Income Drops, Jobs Dry Up

Mac Slavo
April 6th, 2017
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While those at the top of the heap are getting richer than ever, millions upon millions of Americans are struggling more than ever before.
As a general institution, jobs for the masses increasingly feature frozen wages, evaporating benefits, part time hours, and less than stellar opportunities.
For these people, just getting by can be very stressful.
And that is being reflected in a big way in a recent Gallup pole that has captured unprecedented levels of concern among lower income people who are statistically terrified of losing their grip.
Lower-income Americans worry more in general than those with higher incomes. Everything is riskier and tougher for them. But nothing compares to the worries about hunger and homelessness. Gallup:
Since 2001, worry has been highest among those residing in lower-income households, likely because those with limited financial resources are more at risk of going hungry or becoming homeless. A consistent majority of lower-income adults worried about the problem before 2012, but that has only increased in the past five years.
On average, across the 13 issues, the percentage of lower-income adults who worry a great deal is seven percentage points higher than among middle-income Americans, and 17 points higher than among upper-income Americans.
But differences in concern about hunger and homelessness far exceed those norms. In fact, the 20-point difference in worry about hunger and homelessness between lower-income and middle-income Americans is higher than for any of the other issues. Similarly, the 30-point difference in worry about hunger and homelessness between lower-income and upper-income Americans ties for the highest, along with concern about crime and violence.
Turns out, among Americans making $30,000 or less a year, 67% worry “a great deal” about hunger and homelessness! Food and shelter, two of the most basic human needs. That’s the highest percentage ever in Gallup’s data series on this question going back to 2001.
Obviously everyone already knows that poor people struggle more than well-off people whose needs are easily provided.
The unknown here is why those who are making less than $30,000 per year are so much MORE worried about hunger, homelessness and ‘just the basics’ than they were fifteen years ago.
Moreover, why are the middle class people – making a healthy $30k-$75k also more worried than they have been about personally being homeless and hungry?
What has changed?

Though it is hard to pinpoint, there has been a squeeze on the economy. Somewhere out there, there is a monster.
The glut of money created to give the banks liquidity was reinvested back into government bonds, and companies own stocks. Investment did not, generally, trickle down to the working man. Jobs weren’t created, and a recovery never happened. And many people are on the brink of losing everything – obviously many of those making at or under $30,000 are finding it pretty difficult to make it through.
The disillusionment hasn’t helped. Even with an expanded SNAP government food aid program, people are more freaked out than they ever have been about how food is going to be put on their table, and about how they are going to keep a roof over their head.
The level of worry here is frightening enough in of itself.
As Wolf Richter asked, is there some particular reason why things have suddenly “gotten a lot riskier, scarier, and uglier in some profound ways for lower-income Americans, those making $30,000 or less a year?”
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U.S. Vaccines, and Coca-Cola. Beware.

Tom's Journal.

This court just ruled Coca-Cola products are POISON

Image: This court just ruled Coca-Cola products are POISON

(Natural News) Chances are you’ve seen some videos circulating the web showing Coke’s ability to take rust and paint off metal objects or clean toilet bowls. While deep down we all know that sodas aren’t healthy, many of us still drink liters of the sugary stuff on a daily basis.
No matter where you are, Coca-Cola is one of the most recognized drinks in the whole world. In some third world countries, Coca-Cola products such as Coke, Fanta, or Sprite, are even more accessible than clean water.
Regular consumers of these soft drinks, however, have more to worry about than just its high sugar content. A Nigerian High Court judge has ruled that some of the soft drinks sold under the Coca-Cola brand could be poisonous when consumed alongside vitamin C-rich foods, drinks, and supplements.

Bottles of Fanta and Sprite may soon come with written health warnings

After businessman Dr. Emmanuel Fijabi Adebo filed a lawsuit against the regulatory National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), Judge Adedayo Oyebanji ruled that high levels of benzoic acid, as well as additives in Fanta and Sprite, could pose a health risk to consumers when mixed with ascorbic acid, or vitamin C.
In 2007, Emmanuel Fijabi Adebo’s company, Fijabi Adebo Holdings Limited, purchased Nigerian Sprite and Fanta to export to the United Kingdom (U.K.) for retail. When the products arrived in the U.K., health authorities ran tests and concluded that they weren’t fit for human consumption, CNN reported. The shipment was seized and destroyed because the products contained excessive levels of benzoic acid and the food coloring sunset yellow, both of which pose a serious health risk. (RELATED: Find more information about toxic foods and drinks at
In their defense, the Coca-Cola Company said the claims are inaccurate and unsupported by science. Lawyers for the Nigerian Bottling Company added that the products were not intended for export to other countries.
“All our products are safe and strictly adhere to regulations in the countries where they are sold, while complying with our company’s stringent global safety and quality standards,” a spokesperson for Coca-Cola told the Independent.
Judge Adedayo Oyebanji rejected their defense, stating that any manufactured soft drink “ought to be fit for human consumption irrespective of color or creed.” The Lagos High Court ordered the NBC to place labels on Fanta and Sprite bottles to inform consumers about the possible health risks. Furthermore, the NAFDAC received a fine of $6,350 for failing to ensure health standards.

NBC and NAFDAC are appealing against the court ruling

Both companies argue that Coke’s products don’t exceed benzoic acid limits in Nigeria. They cited limits set by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FOA), which may vary by country, depending on several factors such as climate and country regulations. According to them, higher temperatures require higher levels of preservatives.
As stated by Sade Morgan, legal, public affairs, and communications director of the NBC, the standard limits of benzoic acid in soft drinks in the U.K. is set to a maximum of 150 mg/kg. Fanta and Sprite products coming from Nigeria, however, have recorded levels of 200 mg/kg, which is lower than the Nigerian regulatory limit of 250 mg/kg.
While authorities and the FAO claim that the products are safe, Health Minister Isaac Adewole insisted on opening an investigation into the safety of Coca-Cola products produced in Nigeria. The news has spread like wildfire through Nigeria, resulting in fear among the public. Many Nigerians aren’t too sure anymore whether they still want to drink soda that’s considered poisonous for humans in some parts of the world.
While Coca-Cola and the NBC hope for a successful appeal to rebuild their reputation and restore trust, consumer groups are calling for immediate boycotts.


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Psalm 141: 5 -- So Important. Thank You.

Tom's Journal.

Hello  Friends and Readers,
    I knew that today would be 'loaded' with a front end of heavy lifting, per se,  and getting so much done in the morning while I still had  energy, and even got a hair cut !   Woo-Woo !  I try to stretch that out to every two months, to save money... $12.    And now I feel quite naked...  and sheared like a sheep.  
        I am still 'coming down' in a sort of anti-climatic settling from my long road trip to visit dear old Mom, relatives and close friends in S.E. Wisconsin, a few days ago,   and I feel good about  the whole thing --- albeit my back and neck are very sore from sleeping on a 'dark ages' torture 'Rack', of sorts.   But I know my body will recoup and resettle  with proper sleep and diet, and the 'Norm' of being in a trusted, convenient environment where I know where everything important is, near at hand, and a large enough bath room.    And if you want to call it,  mixing business with pleasure,  that is OK, too.   Every dime spent was well worth it.  
    I guess I bragged too much, too far, again today at the VA, that I was going to lose about 30 pounds by the end of this month...Ha!   But what do I know,  right ?   I was just joking with an old, good buddy there at the Iron Mtn., MI., VAMC, named Steve, an RN-- "Wound Specialist" who likes to hear me talk about the Bible, etc., also joke around,  but today he had a 19 year old college nurse trainee girl there to learn the ropes, first hand,  so I had to "be nice."   And with all the combat Veterans shuttling in and out, I bet that young nurse trainee really got an 'education !'    Ha!      I also ran out of energy this morning and wanted to buy some fresh fruit and celery, etc.,  at the grocery cushion my tender stomach against the many VA- scheduled Medicines that they prescribe for me, and I only wish I didn't have to take ANY of them !!    [Better living thru Chemistry.... lol ]  But they keep me alive, so I am told.  And the lady Doctor said that,  if the Meds work,  just leave them alone,  as they are.... and so now I have the VA's viewpoint on THAT matter....  you see ?    I guess that the VA doesn't want to take chances in experimenting, and I guess I can see their point,  as far as liability, and law suits.   'So, if it works -- don't mess with them.'   Period.   Yes,  I can and do see their point.   And as I talk and hear of other combat Veterans' stories of horrible comparisons, and proportions,   I know that I am still truly blessed !   Thank You,  Lord.   And Thank You for the resources to see my Mom and friends, and it's been so long.

    Man!  My favorite day dream is:   Having the body of a 30 year  old with the brains, education,  my Lord Jesus,   and temperament that I have NOW !!   I could be rich, well off, satisfied and happy, all at the same time !!  And I could help others a lot, too !   But I would have the wisdom to do it the correct way !!   What a grand dream..... 
       But, dear friends, and readers,   there is another future happening that WILL SURELY COME TO PASS, soon, and it is NOT a dream !   It's a Promise from Father God, Himself, and His Son, Jesus !   And now doubt you have read about it many times right here in my humble, modest, Blog:  TOM'S  JOURNAL.   Yes,  indeed, I do try to be humble, here on my Blog,  but I recently found out from a close friend who cares a lot for me that I am NOT always humble....
        Did you know that it was David [in the Bible] who said something like,  " should you strike me --- I shall bless you !"  What could he mean by those words ??   It has to do again with Proverbs 27: 17.... 'Iron sharpens iron.'   That a REAL, true friend loves you so much that he/ she will get your attention even if it hurts your feelings, to correct you on some matter.    Now.... that's a real friend!   He/she is not doing that to be mean, rude, or a jerk --- but he would want the same thing from you, too !   Because true correction is an 'ACT OF LOVE !'    Now I understand that using "TACT" is a nice, valuable "tool,"  but not all of us are that talented, and so we just have to struggle at getting some message thru to us, one way or another,  unless it is a small, petty, offense that love can cover over.   Remember that,  "Love covers a multitude of sins.:  1st Peter 4: 8.   ---And the term, charity in the KJV should really be termed as,  "Love."   But that's a long story I don't have time for, now....

And in reference to my close friend who brought something important to my attention, so that I could address and work on it,   please consider this:

Bless Those Who Admonish You

Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it” (Ps. 141:5). If there is a religion that unapologetically emphasizes human fallenness, sin, moral corruption, self-deceit, greed, pride, and perverse selfishness, it is safe to say that it is the religion of the Bible.
Because of our foundational beliefs in the reality of sin, Satan, and human depravity, we should understand well why people in positions of authority are easily corrupted. In fact, the more thoroughly we understand the biblical doctrine of sin, the stronger our commitment will be to genuine leadership accountability.

Well,  after almost a week of neglect,  I now must sift thru a huge pile of bills and pay them off, on a Friday afternoon, with a sunny day that is so welcome !   I hope you all have a stress less, peaceful, safe, blessed day, dear friends. 
   My Email Address: 

Warm Regards,
Tommy Schuckman

 Dear Lord,  just give back my old body that I had here in this picture down below, please.  But then with my luck.... the Rapture will come one day latter...  LOL !   --Love,  Tom

April 7th, 2017
Sir Isaac Newton was no dummy.

His famous monograph, "Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica," was published in 1687. It is credited with laying the groundwork for classical mechanics. In the three volume set, he also developed Newton's laws of motion and stated Newton's laws of gravitation. Besides inventing the first practical reflecting telescope, he advanced other theories that became foundational to modern physics, calculus, and science in general -- most of which I can't even begin to understand, much less communicate.

Briefly referred to as "Principia," Newton's signature treatise is rightly considered one of the most important works in the history of science.

He is acknowledged as one of the most brilliant men of all time. Yet most people don't know that Sir Isaac Newton was highly religious and a bit of a theologian. He actually wrote more on Bible hermeneutics than on science and mathematics. That's why something he wrote more than 300 years ago is especially important today.

Sir Isaac observed: "About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the Prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition."

Sure enough, in the last century or so, there has arisen a group of scholars, theologians, and teachers who have done exactly what Newton predicted -- insist upon the literal interpretation of the Bible's prophecies amid "much clamor and opposition."

We owe a debt of gratitude to men such as Anderson, Chafer, Pentecost, Walvoord, and others who withstood the criticism and, sometimes, condemnation of their peers to bring the Bible's predictions of these last days to the attention of the Church.

Even so, in 1969, when I wrote "The Late Great Planet Earth," there wasn't much general interest in Bible prophecy. With that book, I hoped to attract non-Christians to the claims of Christ and help believers understand the wonder of Bible prophecy.

This week, I'm going to take a look at how some of the predictions I made in that book are shaping up 48 years later. And "shaping up" they are. From the decline of the US dollar to the global war on drugs to the efforts to convert to a global electronic currency to the beginnings of world food shortages. Things are falling into place in the end-times scenario faster than schoolchildren into a lunch line.

All of which means -- as I say week after week -- that it's time to get ready for Christ's soon, sudden return for the believers. Though things are looking bleak on the financial and political horizons, just lift your eyes a little higher and soon we'll see Jesus coming back for us in the clouds of glory. So don't despair -- prepare!

Don't miss this week's Report on TBN, Daystar, CPM Network, The Word Network, various local stations, or Check your local listings.

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God Bless,

Hal Lindsey

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