DC, Puerto Rico statehood.

wiscoaster

Well-known member
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There's a few alternatives:
1. Let VA and MD absorb the areas surrounding the DC core so they get "representation"
2. we could donate land around MD and VA (namely, the most liberal counties surrounding the two) and make DC the capital city of a new state.
As it stands, it does not make sense to make it a state.
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I agree with #1 and I think it's a pretty reasonable, sensible and workable alternative. I don't agree with #2 and I don't think there's any way that the states involved would agree, anyway.
 

theotherwaldo

Well-known member
Yep.
Let DC become a state, with the understanding that it would no longer be the capitol of our country.
We would have to create another federal district elsewhere, probably somewhere in the midwest, to be our new capitol.
At the same time, we should probably need to rename Washington, DC and Washington state.
After all, they are named after a dead white slave-owner.
Shameful... .
 

theotherwaldo

Well-known member
TULSA!!!!!
Nah - better to pick some piece of desert wasteland.
I'd suggest putting it where Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico come together, if we can talk the Utes, Hopi and Navajo tribes into allowing their lands to be used for such a purpose... .
 

roscoe

Active member
Puerto Rico has the best claim. DC was literally designed NOT to be a state. I am not too worried about long-term Democratic prospects. My guess is that a few more states in the South will turn purple, and given the raw numbers, that may suffice. Unless the Republicans can turn it around and get more types of people to vote for them. Not looking good on that count right now . . .
 

wiscoaster

Well-known member
It sounds like they're pushing for DC over PR. If successful, the statehood bills ought to at the very least delay inclusion into the union until after the next Presidential election.
 

Sarahlync

New member
Hey,

I want to share a message that has been spreading all over the internet that concerns the times we are living in. Whether you believe in God or not, this is a must read message!

We can see throughout time how we have been slowly conditioned to come to this point where we are on the verge of a cashless society. Would it surprise you to know that the Bible foretold of this event? Don't believe me? This may be the most imporant message you will read in these times...please do not ignore this!

This messsage reveals what the Mark of the Beast is, and the meaning behind counting a number people have been pondering for centuries, 666. This message also shares why Barack Obama will be the Antichrist as well as the gospel message. This is truly a message from God!

In the Revelation of Jesus Christ given to the apostle John, we read:

.."And he (the false prophet who deceives many by his miracles) makes everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark: the beast’s name or the number of its name.

This calls for wisdom: Let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, because it is the number of a person. Its number is 666" (Revelation 13:16-18 CSB)...

Referring to the last generation, this could only be speaking of a cashless money society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Why? Revelation 13:17 tells us that we cannot buy or sell unless we receive the mark of the beast in our right-hand or forehead. We could still buy or sell among one another without receiving the mark if physical money was still currency. It logically deduces itself to this reason.

These verses could not be referring to something spiritual because the word references two different physical locations (our right-hand or forehead) stating the mark will be on one "OR" the other. It once again logically deduces itself to this reason.

Here is where it really starts to come together. It is shocking how accurate the Bible is concerning the RFID microchip. These are notes from a man named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this microchip in the late 1960's.

Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order conferences with heads of state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the CIA to talk about plans on how to bring forth this one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the nations-a microchip that might be inserted beneath the skin with a hypodermic needle (a fast, convenient system that would be gradually accepted by society).

Mr. Sanders, along with a group of engineers with him, with U.S. grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this task and produced a chip that's powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable by way of the temperature fluctuations in our skin. Without the understanding of the Bible (Mr. Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these men spent one and a half million dollars gathering data on the best and most convenient location to have the RFID microchip placed in the body.

These researchers determined that the forehead and the back of the hand (the two locations Revelation says the mark will be received) aren't only the most convenient places, but are additionally the only viable places for fast, consistent temperature changes inside the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The chip is approximately 7 millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the dimensions of a grain of rice. It's capable of holding many pages of information about you. All of your common information, work information, crime history, health records, and financial records can be stored on this chip.

Brother Sanders believes that this RFID microchip, which he remorsefully helped bring forth, is the "mark" spoke of in Revelation 13:16-18. The Greek word for "mark" is "charagma," which is defined as a "scratch or etching." It's also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek language. The word is "chi xi stigma," with the final part, "stigma," additionally meaning "to stick or prick. Carl believes this is referencing to the use of a hypodermic needle being poked into a person to insert the microchip."

Brother Sanders asked a Boston Medical Center doctor what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID microchip leaked into the body. The doctor responded that if the microchip broke inside a human body, the lithium would cause a severe and painful wound filled with pus. This is what the book of Revelation says:

"And the first (angel) went and poured out his bowl on the earth; and there came an evil and grievous sore upon the men that had the mark of the beast, and those who worshipped its image" (Revelation 16:2 DARBY).

THE HIDDEN MEANING BEHIND THE NUMBER 666 REVEALED!

What I first want to mention, before I share what the Holy Spirit has revealed to me concerning the number of the beast, is that God confirms in threes. We can see this throughout scripture:

"For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one" (1 John 5:7 NKJV).

"and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures" (1 Corinthians 15:4 NKJV).

"...Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!" (Revelation 4:8 NKJV).

There are many more examples, but I thought I would just share three of them to make the point.

Examining Revelation 13:16,17,18, the first group of three I would like to point out is that the mark of the beast is described in three separate verses, 16, 17 and 18.

The next three I see is in verse 16, "He causes all..." is followed by three contrasting categories of people,

1 - "both small and great,
2 - rich and poor,
3 - free and slave...".

Then unto verse 17, it opens with, "and that no one may buy or sell except one who has...", followed by three explanations of what one must have to buy or sell,

1 - "...the mark
2 - or the name of the beast,
3 - or the number of his name".

Now unto verse 18, we read "Let him who has understanding calculate...", which is followed by,

1 - "the number of the beast,
2 - for it is the number of a man:
3 - His number is 666".

The last three I see is the number "6" being used three times in a row. The reason I'm making this point about God confirming in three is because it is the key to unlocking how to calculate the number 666.

Throughout the centuries there have been people trying to calculate numbers based on titles and names that come up to the number 666 to identify one person, the Antichrist; but from Revelation 13:18, I do not see where God is telling us to count up to 666, but rather to count the number of the beast. This number is identified as 666. So the verse is telling us to count the number 666.

What does it mean to count? It means to add up. So how could we add up 666? Remember my previous point about God confirming in threes is key to unlocking the number 666. So logically, what would be the best way to count the number 666? To count it equally by using the rule of three based off the number.

We cannot count it equally as 600+60+6, this would also bring us back to the start.

We cannot count it as 600+600+600, or 60+60+60 because there are no zeroes in between or at the end of 666.

The only logical option is 6+6+6=18.

What is interesting is that the verse that reveals for us to count the number itself is verse 18 (there a total of 18 verses in Revelation Chapter 13), being the third verse out of the three verses that describe the mark of the beast in Revelation 13:16,17,18. What is 18 divided by 3? 6. So 3x6=18, or 6+6+6=18.

Another interesting point is the only two other combinations (making a total of three possible combinations) for placing a "+" symbol in between 666 are:

• 66+6=72 and 6+66=72.

• Add both 72's together and you get 144.

Why the number 144 is worth our attention is because the verse following Revelation 13:18 is the first time in the Bible where the 144,000 are being described in detail:

"Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads..." (Revelation 14:1).

Now if you add up all three numbers from counting 666 by moving the "+" symbol around, it would be 72+72+18=162. What is compelling about the number 162, is, if you divide 144,000 by 162, you get 888. The name of Jesus in Greek gematria adds up to 888. The New Testament was originally written in the Greek language. Revelation 14:1 not only mentions the 144,000, but also the Lamb who is Jesus.

Now what is interesting about the number for Jesus, 888, is that if you apply the same formula that was used to count 666, you get 8+8+8=24. Why the number 24? Revelation chapter 4 tells us there are 24 elders seated around the throne of God. This is the same throne where Jesus sits.

Now if you take:

• 8+8+8=24

• 8+88=96

• 88+8=96

you get 24+96+96=216.

Take 144,000 divided by 216 and you get 666.

Remember that this was the same exact formula we used to count the number 666 that ultimately brought forth the number 888.

Here is a quick recap to demonstrate how this formula confirms itself as being the true way to count 666:

1: 6+6+6=18 » 66+6=72 » 6+66=72 » 18+72+72=162

2: 144,000 divided by 162=888

3: 8+8+8=24 » 88+8=96 » 8+88=96 » 24+96+96=216

4: 144,000 divided by 216=666

1: 6+6+6=18 » 66+6=72...

As you can see, it is perpetual. And remember that we consistently used a formula that worked in threes being the number that God uses for confirmation.

When utilizing the identical formula of counting by including the "+" symbol in between the numbers, why do all these numbers relate in such a manner?

The book of Revelation contains the use of the number 7 in various forms. For instance 7 seals, 7 trumpets, and 7 bowls. What is interesting about the number 37 (three sevens) is if if you divide any number that contains the same single digit three times in a row, such as 111 to 999, it comes out to the value of if you were to add all three numbers up. For example 888 divided by 37 equals 24. So 8+8+8=24. Or 666 divided by 37 equals 18. So 6+6+6=18. Could this be another way of God's word confirming itself that the mystery behind calculating the number 666 indeed is 18?

Yet another fascinating factor to be aware is that if you add up all of the numbers from 1 to 36 (1+2+3...+36), it totals 666. The number 36, as in three sixes? Might this be a hint that we have to add up three sixes instead of perceiving the number as six-hundred sixty six?

So what might this mean? Well we know in this world we are recognized by numbers in numerous forms. Starting from our birth certificates to social security, as well as our drivers license, being recognized based on a system of ruler ship. So it's possible that this RFID chip will include a brand new identification that has a complete total of 18 characters.

"here the wisdom is, the one having the mind let him calculate the number of the wild beast, number for "of human" it is, and the number of it 666" (Revelation 13:1, Greek Translation).

The Greek word "anthrōpos" being used in verse 18 where it says "of human" is the Greek strongs concordance G444. The first two definitions of the word are "a human being, whether male or female", and, "generically, to include all human individuals". Could the number of the beast apply to all mankind?

In the Greek (the New Testament was originally written in the Greek language), and other translations, you will notice the beast is described as an "it", instead of "him". The reason I'm making this point is because when a translation says "His number is 666", this would imply a singular person, the Antichrist. But by saying "the number of it 666", implies that it is of the beast system as a whole.

We can know the number of the beast cannot be to identify products (like a new barcode) to buy or sell because scripture says we cannot buy or sell without the number of the beast. What am I getting at? There will be instances where you could buy something someone made themselves and it wouldn't have a store branded identification on it. But for this number to be in our chips, that is where it must be to conclude ultimately that we cannot buy or sell without having the number of the beast. As previously mentioned in Revelation 13:18, the number of the beast (6+6+6=18) is a "human number", definition "generically, to include all human individuals".

May this be the identification of the beast, the number of its name? The one-world beast system that's recognized by 18 characters? This could match the scriptures that speaks of a mark that we ought to have to buy or sell in our right-hand or forehead, and that it also consists of the number of the beast, throughout a future cashless money society.

Go to: http://revolutionbible.org to see all the proof!

"Why did the Biden campaign choose 30330? 2020 divided by 666 = 3.0330 Who believes this to be a coincidence? October 2020 Isaiah 53:6 Someone said we are being whipsawed in 2020. Truly a great division is taking place between good and evil—both symbolically and literally (riots, unrest, politics). If you take the current year 2020 and divide it by the number 666 (known for its satanic implications) you will get the number 30330 (repeated). This number 30330 happens to be the number used to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Freaky? Supernatural? Odd for sure. Whatever this means, it doesn’t seem good to me. First, why would anyone knowingly choose those particular numbers for their campaign? If they weren’t knowingly chosen, then it appears to be a supernatural act by the evil one himself and I would want to change those numbers ASAP. And if the numbers were chosen knowing their significance, are you satanic? Is this campaign satanic? Either way I do not believe this is a coincidence. And one thing is certain, 2020 is truly being divided by Satan. He is the master deceiver and spreader of chaos. Jesus calls him the father of lies."

So I looked up this number 30330 concerning Joe Biden, and I found this information:

If you send a text to that number (at that time), you would get a response asking to support Joe's campaign to take down Donald Trump, with one part in caps saying "CHIP IN >>" pointing to a link to go and donate.

"CHIP IN"? Obama has used this phrase in the past on his twitter and people believe it is a subliminal message to receive the mark of the beast, that is to say the implantable RFID microCHIP that will go IN our body.

The scriptures warns us in the end times that a false prophet will rise up performing miraculous signs to deceive many to receive the mark of the beast:

.."and the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet who did the signs before him, in which he led astray those who did receive the mark of the beast, and those who did bow before his image; living they were cast -- the two -- to the lake of the fire, that is burning with brimstone" (Revelation 19:20 YLT)....

Whatever it takes, DO NOT RECEIVE IT!

"Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name" (Revelation 14:9-11).

We are dwelling in very prophetic times with very important Biblical prophecies being fulfilled.

When Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as capital of Israel on December 6th of '17, this was a large step to fulfill the Third Temple foretold within the words of God.

God's word warns us that the Antichrist will seat himself in this temple:

"...and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

Inside the Islamic religion, they have a figure called the Mahdi, known as their messiah who they're waiting to appear. There are many testimonies from people on the internet who imagine this man shall be Barack Obama who may be the biblical Antichrist. I have had unusual dreams concerning Obama. He got on stage claiming to be a follower of Christ with no affiliation to the Muslim faith, but was later revealed by his own family members that he indeed is a religious Muslim.

So what's in the name? The meaning of someones name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface...

Jesus says, "And He said to them, 'I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'" (Luke 10:18).

In Hebrew, the name "Barack" means "lighting", and the use of "Bama" (Strongs Hebrew word 1116) is used to refer to the "heights" of heaven.

The day after the election of Barack Obama (11/04/08), the triumphing pick three lotto numbers in Illinois (Obama’s home state) for 11/5/08 were 666.

Obama use to be a U.S. senator for the state of Illinois, and his zip code was 60606.

Regardless, whomsoever seats himself in the Third Temple that is to be built in Jerusalem, declaring themselves to be God IS THE ANTICHRIST. DO NOT BE DECEIVED.

Why do we need Jesus Christ?

"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 2:23).

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23).

Our good works can't save our souls from our sins. If we step before a judge, being guilty of a crime, the judge won't judge us by the good that we have done, but rather the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God's image, pose this kind of moral justice, how much greater a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?

God has delivered to us His moral regulation's by way of the 10 commandments received by Moses at Mt. Siani. These legal guidelines were not given so we may be justified, however in order that we might see the need for a savior. They are the mirror of God's character of what He has put in each of us, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it's wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our mother and father, and so forth.

We can strive to follow all the moral guidelines of the 10 commandments, but we will in no way catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. The same word of the law given to Moses manifested as flesh over 2000 years ago inside the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by perfectly fulfilling the commandments of God, living a sinless life that only God could fulfill.

The distance between us and the law of God can never be reconciled by our own personal merit, however the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we're to seize hold of, by way of faith in Him, He will pull us up being the one to justify us. As within the court of law, if someone steps in and pays your fine, despite the fact that you are guilty, the judge can do what is legal and just and let you go free. This is what Jesus did almost 2000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled inside the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood, with His last words being, "...It is finished!..." (John 19:30).

Now why did Jesus have to die for us?

Due to the fact that God is Holy and just, the wrath that we deserve could not be brushed away. Because of the perfect righteousness and justice of God's character, it ought to be dealt with, it must be quenched and satisfied.

For God takes no pleasure in the dying of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). That is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.

That is due to the fact the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. For if it was poured out on us who have earned it, we'd all die and go to hell. God created a means of escape by pouring it out on His Son who's soul could not be left in Hades, but was raised and seated on the right hand of God in power.

So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), God no longer see's the man or woman who deserves His wrath, but the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling inside of us, justifying us as if we acquired the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death.

Now what we must do is turn from our sins and believe in the saviour, confessing and turning from our sins. That is not only a head knowledge of believing in Jesus, instead receiving His words, taking them to heart. Where we no longer live to exercise sin, but turn away from our sins and exercise righteousness:

"Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God" (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

By doing so we may come to be transformed into the image of God by way of faith in His Son Christ Jesus Who's willing to present the Holy Spirit to those that ask of Him:

"Most assuredly, I (Jesus) say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' (John 3:5-6).

"But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His" (Romans 8:9).

So what are you waiting for? Our heavenly Father only wishes the best for us all, restoring every little thing this world has stolen from us. This is what it means to be "holy". To be made whole.

He is waiting to hear from you. That God given tongue to speak language, by means of faith, pray to Him, ask Him to forgive you by confessing your sins and be willing to forsake them; that you accept the sacrifice of His Son Jesus on the cross, and that you need His Holy Spirit dwelling inside you transforming you into a child of God.

Jesus says, "but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him (the Holy Spirit) will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

Did you realize that Jesus spoke more about hell than any one in the scriptures, even more than He spoke about heaven?! For this very cause He was brought forth to die for us, to rescue us from this place that we earned by our sins.

He describes hell as a real place where,

"Their worm does not die
And the fire is not quenched" (Mark 9:44).

And where,

"There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth..." (Luke 13:28).

Jesus tells us who to fear,

"And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" (Matthew 10:28).

"Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, 'Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.'

Then He who sat on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new.' And He said to me, 'Write, for these words are true and faithful.'

And He said to me, 'It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'" (Revelation 21:1-8).
 

wiscoaster

Well-known member
The committee marking up the DC statehood is going to report it out (or has already done so by this posting) so NOW's the time to contact your Senators and let them know your opinions on it.
 
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