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Mike!: Natalie, EW that was funny! I didnt get it until the post above :D We only have grey squirrels around here. Ive seen an occasional black one in NYC and when visiting friends in the midwest we only saw brown ones Dec 8, 2022 11:36:52 GMT -6
Servant: Man, that was hilarious! You guys are so funny, :D Dec 8, 2022 12:49:50 GMT -6
yardstick: alas, i don't think there are any 'chloro' colored squirrels, unless someone wants to buy a can of spray paint... Dec 8, 2022 19:57:33 GMT -6 *
EnochWalked: I'm glad you liked that little joke. :D I was just remembering earlier this week the Simpsons episode where Ned Flanders is woken in the middle of the night by a rampaging elephant, and he confidently declares "It's the 4 elephants of the Apocalypse!"... Dec 9, 2022 1:04:54 GMT -6
EnochWalked: ... As his wife is woken at the same time, she politely points out that the Bible only talks of horsemen, not elephants, to which Ned responds "Well, gettin' closer". I've always found that a rather enigmatic response, but he's definitely right. :) Dec 9, 2022 1:07:46 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2022-12-08/ty-article/.premium/whatever-happened-to-the-sign-warning-jews-not-to-ascend-the-temple-mount/00000184-f148-d07d-a594-f1e805aa0000 "removed – apparently by pilgrims waiting to ascend the mount ... last summer" Dec 9, 2022 1:12:25 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "the Western Wall Heritage Foundation ... has failed to return it to its place. Instead, new & prominent signs were placed at a police checkpoint and in a waiting hall at the entrance to the bridge by the Temple Mount Administratiion, by an activist group" Dec 9, 2022 1:14:21 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "This has led some critics to claim that the placement of the [new] signs was coordinated with the police, encouraging Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount and violating the religious status quo governing the site." The status quo has changed, it seems. Dec 9, 2022 1:15:35 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-asks-president-for-more-time-to-put-together-government/ "ministerial postings & other assignments still being finalized, but [BN] is widely expected to succeed & return to power; Herzog set to okay 2-week extension" Dec 9, 2022 1:22:36 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.reuters.com/world/europe/pope-breaks-down-cries-while-mentioning-ukraine-public-prayer-2022-12-08/ "Francis broke down [in tears] during a traditional prayer to the Madonna at the foot of a statue on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception" Dec 9, 2022 4:43:25 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.texastribune.org/2022/12/08/texas-abortion-provider-lawsuit/ "Judge Aaron Haas ... said people who ... have not been harmed by it do not have standing to bring these lawsuits." So you can only sue the doctor after you've been murdered by him? Dec 9, 2022 5:16:35 GMT -6
Natalie : That puts it into Hanukkah and right at Christmas doesn't it? Dec 9, 2022 8:34:43 GMT -6
Natalie : (speaking of Israel and the gov't) Dec 9, 2022 8:35:53 GMT -6
EnochWalked: @natalie - Yeah, I did sort of notice that. Actually here's the latest update: www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/israels-netanyahu-gets-extension-until-dec-21-try-form-government-2022-12-09/ December 21st is "in the midst of the week" of Hanukkah. Dec 9, 2022 13:23:24 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Also it's a Wednesday, so the middle of the week in that sense too. Interestingly, Herzog only gave him 10 days, not the maximum 14. To prevent the deadline landing on the 25th? Or to allow Netanyahu to be sworn in that day? Dec 21st is also the solstice. Dec 9, 2022 13:26:36 GMT -6
EnochWalked: It's good to remember Matthew 25 v. 6: "And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him." The winter solstice is the calendrical / yearly / astronomical / Mazzarothic equivalent of midnight (in the N. hemisphere). Dec 9, 2022 13:34:16 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-12-09/putin-says-russia-may-add-nuclear-first-strike-to-strategy "Putin warned this week risk of nuclear conflict was rising". Because he keeps losing? If the west backs down to nuclear blackmail, who is safe? Dec 9, 2022 14:48:05 GMT -6
Natalie : Thanks, EW. I feel that it's time to go, but I have felt that way for quite a while. Dec 9, 2022 15:41:19 GMT -6
EnochWalked: That's understandable, Natalie. Personally I feel this time is a bit of a lull, in terms of timelines, as Hebrew year 5783 has started, but 2023 AD hasn't yet. I guess Hanukkah is a time to be thinking of the AC appearing, which reminds us to be ready. Dec 9, 2022 17:06:01 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.nytimes.com/2022/12/09/world/europe/russia-ukraine-nato-stoltenberg.html "NATO’s secretary general warns that a ‘full blown war’ with Russia is ‘a real possibility.’" The secular world is also feeling a sense of anticipation and preparation. Dec 9, 2022 17:07:02 GMT -6
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