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Date: November 19, 2016

Bible Verse of the Day: Psalm 1:1-2

Bible Verse of the Day

Psalm 1:1-2

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.”

Nobody has real friends anymore

WEB Notes: This headline is certainly not true, but it is used in the sense of social media. It is much more received by family and friends when you personally reach out to them and communicate. Not due to automated reminders where you send an auto text or quick message. True friends are hard to come by and as much as the world is heading south I can tell you when bad things happen in life there are more good people out there than we may realize. Even strangers who offer up hope and words of encouragement based on our Father’s Word. How fantastic.

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Venezuela Caps Daily Bank Withdrawals at US$5 to Avoid Bankruptcy

Venezuela has put a cap on daily bank withdrawals at VEF $10,000, or US $5.26. The Superintendency of Banking Sector Institutions (Sudeban) ordered public and private banks to refrain from paying out more than US $ 5.26 per day in cash from offices or ATMs.

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US spent $585mn on ‘promoting democracy’ worldwide in past year

Washington invested $585 million in promoting democracy across the globe in the past year, the US Department of State’s financial report for fiscal year 2016 revealed.

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Obama on pace to increase the debt by $2.4 trillion this year

OK, this is pretty nuts. According to data released by the Treasury Department yesterday, the US national debt has soared by a whopping $294 billion since the start of the 2017 fiscal year, just 45 days ago.

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Large sinkhole opens on a highway in Algeria, swallows 5 cars

A large sinkhole has opened up on a highway near Ben Aknoun, a commune of Algiers Province and a suburb of the city of Algiers in northern Algeria, on November 18, 2016.

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Washington State Supreme Court Hears Appeal of Florist Accused of Discrimination for Declining ‘Gay Wedding’

Justices with the Washington State Supreme Court heard on Tuesday the appeal of a florist accused of discrimination by providing a referral for a regular customer’s request for the creation of floral arrangements for his same-sex ceremony rather than fulfilling the order herself.

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What’ll Happen to Housing Bubble 2 as Mortgage Rates Jump?

In the few days since the election, we got a flavor of what might happen when the bond market sees hues of inflation, expects the Fed to respond, and suddenly (after years of closing its eyes to it) dreads a tsunami of government deficit spending, on top of the flood of deficit spending already washing over the land.

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Redefinition of marriage rejected in Mexico

President Enrique Pena Nieto’s plans for nationwide legalisation were rejected by 19 votes to 8 in the Lower House of Congress. Same-sex marriage is currently allowed in Mexico City and several other states, but the President had called for it to be legalised nationwide.

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Bible Question, Answer and Discussion for 11-18-2016

Bible Question and Answer
Welcome to our bi-weekly post Bible Question, Answer and Discussion where we provide Bible verses, answers and advice to the questions and concerns you have. During the course of the last two weeks readers have submitted their questions and today we are going to answer one of them. So please join us and feel free to chime in on the discussion in the comments section below this post.

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