SUMMARY OF CONCLUSIONS 1 There must be a climate for change in order for the restructuring of local government to occur, whether this restructuring involves drastic reform, reorganization, modernization, or a minor administrative realignment. While the following does not represent an exclusive 1 st, the factors mentioned here are those which most often create such a climate:
a. a Collapse of government’s ability to provide needed services; b. a Crisis of major magnitude; c. a Catastrophe that has a physical effect on the community; d. the Corruption of local officials and e. the hi g h Cost of Government and the desire for a higher level of services.
2. Some change will occur, in one form or another, if any of the first four factors (Collapse, Crisis, Catastrophe or Corruption) are present, especially when they are of major dimension. It is up to governmental leaders who are directly affected to employ the available alternatives. However, information obtained during the research study does not indicate that any of these four factors are currently generating a climate for change in California.
An equilateral triangle is a triangle with all three sides of equal length , corresponding to what could also be known as a “regular” triangle. An equilateral triangle is therefore a special case of an isosceles triangle having not just two, but all three sides equal. An equilateral triangle also has three equal angles.
An equation giving an equilateral triangle with is given by
Geometric constructionof an equilateral consists of drawing a diameter of a circle and then constructing its perpendicular bisector . Bisect in point , and extend the line through . The resulting figure is then an equilateral triangle. An equilateral triangle may also be constructed from the intersections of theangle trisectorsof the three interior angles of any triangles (Morley’s theorem).
Napoleon’s theoremstates that if three equilateral triangles are drawn on thelegsof anytriangle(either all drawn inwards or outwards) and the centers of these triangles are connected, the result is another equilateral triangle.
Given the distances of a point from the three corners of an equilateral triangle, , , and , the length of a side is given by
(Gardner 1977, pp. 56-57 and 63). There are infinitely many solutions for which , , and areintegers. In these cases, one of , , , and isdivisibleby 3, one by 5, one by 7, and one by 8 (Guy 1994, p. 183).
“It must not be felt that these heads of the world’s chief central banks were themselves substantive powers in world finance. They were not. Rather, they were the technicians and agents of the dominant investment bankers of their own countries, who had raised them up and were perfectly capable of throwing them down. The substantive financial powers of the world were in the hands of these investment bankers (also called ‘international’ or ‘merchant’ bankers) who remained largely behind the scenes in their own unincorporated private banks. These formed a system of international cooperation and national dominance which was more private, more powerful, and more secret than that of their agents in the central banks. this dominance of investment bankers was based on their control over the flows of credit and investment funds in their own countries and throughout the world. They could dominate the financial and industrial systems of their own countries by their influence over the flow of current funds though bank loans, the discount rate, and the re-discounting of commercial debts; they could dominate governments by their own control over current government loans and the play of the international exchanges. Almost all of this power was exercised by the personal influence and prestige of men who had demonstrated their ability in the past to bring off successful financial coupes, to keep their word, to remain cool in a crisis, and to share their winning opportunities with their associates.”
The principle known as “inference to the best explanation”, has the potential to turn every American into a critical thinker in comparing alternative hypotheses. In relation to Sandy Hook, there are two alternatives, which have consequences that would also be true (or probably true) if they were true and others that would be false (or probably false) if they were not (setting the alleged suicide by Adam Lanza to the side):
(h1) Sandy Hook was a real event, where 20 children and 6 adults were killed at a school;
(h2) Sandy Hook was an elaborate hoax, where a drill was conducted and no children died.
But the key to understanding is making an appraisal of which of these hypotheses is better supported by the evidence. We can think of the evidence as effects of one or another hypothesis as their cause. When one hypothesis makes the effects more probable than the other, it is more likely to be true and the alternative false. For the shooting to have been real, the school had to have been operational in 2012; yet we have indication after indication that it had been abandoned by 2008 (which you will discover in Chapters 2 and 3), including not only its deplorable physical condition (both inside and out), but also that it was not in compliance with both federal and state laws required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act:
Analogously, we know from past experience that the names, ages and sex of victims of crimes are almost invariably printed in newspaper accounts of crimes. In this case, however, the final reports coming from the Connecticut authorities did not include them. That is a very odd aspect of this event, but an attempt has been made to explain it away on the ground of preserving the privacy of the families of the victims. But if there were victims, their families already know they are dead. There is no evident benefit to the families, if it as real, but a major element of the cover up, if it was not.
Headquarters District of the Border, Kansas City, August 25, 1863.
1. All persons living in Jackson, Cass, and Bates counties, Missouri, and in that part of Vernon included in this district, except those living within one mile of the limits of Independence, Hickman’s Mills, Pleasant Hill, and Harrisonville, and except those in that part of Kaw Township, Jackson County, north of Brush Creek and west of Big Blue, are hereby ordered to remove from their present places of residence within fifteen days from the date hereof.
Those who within that time establish their loyalty to the satisfaction of the commanding officer of the military station near their present place of residence will receive from him a certificate stating the fact of their loyalty, and the names of the witnesses by whom it can be shown. All who receive such certificates will be permitted to remove to any military station in this district, or to any part of the State of Kansas, except the counties of the eastern border of the State. All others shall remove out of the district. Officers commanding companies and detachments serving in the counties named will see that this paragraph is promptly obeyed.
2. All grain and hay in the field or under shelter, in the district from which inhabitants are required to remove, within reach of military stations after the 9th day of September next, will be taken to such stations and turned over to the proper officers there and report of the amount so turned over made to district headquarters, specifying the names of all loyal owners and amount of such product taken from them. All grain and hay found in such district after the 9th day of September next, not convenient to such stations, will be destroyed.
3. The provisions of General Order No. 10 from these headquarters will be at once vigorously executed by officers commanding in the parts of the district and at the station not subject to the operations of paragraph 1 of this order, and especially the towns of Independence, Westport and Kansas City.
4. Paragraph 3, General Order No. 10 is revoked as to all who have borne arms against the Government in the district since the 20th day of August, 1863.
After the uprising, the Jews, on the basis of the Treaty of Belaia Tserkov (1651) were again given the right to resettle in the Ukraine. As before, the Jews were residents and leasers of the royal industries and the industries of the Szlachta, and so it was to remain. Going into the 18th century, brandy distilling was practically the main profession of Jews. This trade often led to conflicts with the peasants, who sometimes were drawn into the taverns not so much because they were well-to-do, but on account of their poverty and misery.
Included among the restrictions placed on the Polish Jews in response to demands of the Catholic Church was the prohibition against Jews having Christian house-servants. Because of the recruitment coupled with the state tax increases in neighboring Russia, not a few refugees came to Poland, where they had no rights. In the debates of Catherine’s commission for reworking a new Law code (1767/68), one could hear that in Poland “already a number of Russian refugees are servants to Jews.”
Revelation 18:4 4And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Jeremiah 51:45 45My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.
2 Corinthians &:1 1Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Romans 10:10 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Galatians 3:26-27 26For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Romans 13:14 14But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.
Confess Your Sins
Mark 1:3-5 3The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.4John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 5And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
1 John 1:5-10 5This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Ezekiel 18:30-31 30Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. 31Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
2 Corinthians 7:10 10For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
2 Corinthians 12:20-21 20For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults: 21And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.
Acts 2:38 38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 3:19 19Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Acts 5:31 31Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
Acts 26:20 20But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
Revelation 9:20-21 20And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: 21Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
This is an example of the prayer I used to draw near to God, through the Blood of Jesus Christ! I used this prayer for about five months according to the weaknesses I had at the time. Our prayer list changes over time as we get closer to God and we don’t sin as much as we did when we first begun. Start with Praise God! Thank-you Jesus! Glory be to God! Jesus is Lord! Praise be to Jesus! Hallelujah! Etc. Say this over and over.
1. I put the blood of Jesus over every part of this building or house. I put the blood of Jesus over every part of the people in this building or house.
2. I put the blood of Jesus over everyone I meet today, I see today, and I speak to today. Have your perfect will in every part of them in Jesus Holy name. I put the blood of Jesus over there harden hearts. Father, Holy God of heaven soften there harden hearts according to your will and ways. Bless them mightily with Your perfect love and perfect truth in your Son Jesus Holy name.
4. I humble myself before you Father, God of heaven. I humble my self before all mankind. God be merciful to me a sinner in Jesus name.
5. I put the blood of Jesus over my mind. Lord Jesus pour out your precious, powerful, healing blood over my mind. Wash my mind in your blood, Lord Jesus. Cleanse my mind and make it white as snow. Father, Holy God of heaven give me the victory over my mind in Jesus Holy name. I put on the mind of Christ in Jesus name!
6. I put all my trust in my Father, God of heaven thru His son Jesus Holy name.
7. I put the blood of Jesus over every part of me. Father, Holy God of heaven search every part of me for any sin that is in me and search every part of me for anything I have done this day that is displeasing to you in Jesus Holy name.
8. I put the blood of Jesus over every part of me. I put the blood of Jesus over all my sins, wash me in your precious blood Lord Jesus, pour out your blood over every part of me Lord Jesus, cleanse me and make me white as snow Lord Jesus.
9. Father Holy God of heaven forgive me of all I’ve done this day that was displeasing to you in Jesus Holy name. Father, Holy God of heaven forgive me of all my sins in Jesus Holy name.
10. I put all my unrighteousness, all my sins, iniquities, abominations, transgressions, trespasses, wrong doing, wrong thinking, wrong believing and wrong speaking right up to this second in time into your Holy Sea of forgetfulness, Father, God of heaven in Jesus Holy name.
11. I put the blood of Jesus over pride, arrogance, conceit and vanity. Father, Holy God of heaven give me the victory over all pride in Jesus Holy name.
12. Father, God I command you in Jesus name to be master of my mind, my life, my heart, my soul, my spirit and my body.
13. Father in Jesus name I command you to deliver me from self natural human spirit, Satan, and death in Jesus Holy name.
14. I put the blood of Jesus over debate and contention. Father, Holy God of heaven, in Jesus name I command you to deliver me from the demon spirit of debate and the demon spirit of contention. Father, Holy God of heaven give me the victory over debate and contention in Jesus Holy name.
15. I put the blood of Jesus over all doubt and unbelief. Father, Holy God of heaven, in Jesus name I command you to deliver me from the demon spirit of doubt and the demon spirit of unbelief. Father, Holy God of heaven give me the victory over all doubt and unbelief in Jesus Holy name.
16. I put the blood of Jesus over judging and condemning. Father, Holy God of heaven, in Jesus Holy name I command you to deliver me from the demon spirit of judging and the demon spirit of condemning. Father, Holy God of heaven give me the victory over judging and condemning in Jesus Holy name.
17. I put the blood of Jesus over resentment and rebellion. Father, Holy God of Heaven give me the victory over resentment and rebellion in Jesus Holy name.
18. I put the blood of Jesus over defiance. Father, Holy God of Heaven give me the victory over all defiance in Jesus Holy name.
19. I put the blood of Jesus over self glorification. Father, Holy God of Heaven give me the victory over self glorification in Jesus Holy name.
20. I put the blood of Jesus over self exaltation. Father, Holy God of heaven give me the victory over self exaltation in Jesus Holy name.
21. I put the blood of Jesus over all hate. Father, Holy God of heaven deliver me from hate in Jesus Holy name.
22. I put the blood of Jesus over my strong opinions. Father, Holy God of heaven deliver me from my strong opinions in Jesus Holy name.
23. I put the blood of Jesus over haughty mind, haughty walk, haughty talk, and haughty look. Father, Holy God of heaven give me the victory over all haughtiness in Jesus Holy name.
24. I put the blood of Jesus over all my sexuality in Jesus Holy name. Father, Holy God of heaven give me the victory over all my sexuality in Jesus Holy name.
36. I put the blood of Jesus over every evil spirit. Father, God cast out all these evil spirits from every part of me and cast them back into the center of hell and don’t let them come back on me again in Jesus Holy name.
37. God bless me with your perfect love that sets me free from all fears of the Devil and Satan in Jesus name. God bless me with your perfect truth in your son that sets me free from all lies, snares and traps of the Devil Satan.
38. I have my loins girded with the truth, which is the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit of incredible lasting life of great peace and joy to the fullest in our Lord Jesus Christ. I put on the breastplate of righteousness in God and His perfect will, which is love and peace. I shod my feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace and I will walk with God of Heaven rejoicing through time forever. I put on the shield of faith, wherewith I shall be protected from all the fiery darts of the evil one. I put on the helmet of salvation, which is the precious blood of Jesus Christ. I put on the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God and the truths I know of the Holy truth in flaming fire.
39. Start praising God: Praise God, thank you Jesus, Hallelujah, etc.
40. I pray Father God to give me wisdom, knowledge and understanding that I may have discernment in these last days in Jesus name.
Conviction! (Convictions are things like pressure in your head, flu like symptoms, pain in some part of your body, etc.) When I get a conviction? I put the blood of Jesus over every part of me. I put the blood of Jesus over all your sins. (Ask God) Father, Holy God of heaven, “Is there something you want me to know.” If He says, “Yes!” Then ask, Father, Holy God of heaven, “What do you want me to know?” He will give you the sin. Then you can put the Blood of Jesus over every part of that sin. Ask, Father, Holy God of Heaven have mercy on me, forgive me of (sin) in Jesus Holy name. Father, Holy God of Heaven give me the victory over (sin) in Jesus Holy name.
Casting out Satan and the Devil! Get the hence or get behind me Satan/the Devil in Jesus Holy name. I resist you Satan in Jesus name. I am a child of God. I command you to depart from me immediately and take your stinking demons with you in Jesus Holy name.
Casting out demons! Father in heaven I command your hand in the name of Jesus to cast out the demon spirit of (name of demon spirit), bind him up and tie him up; cast him back into the pits of hell, where he came from, not to come back upon me again in Jesus Holy name.
The Past! What’s done is done, what’s in the past is past. I put the blood of Jesus over my looking back and giving place to the past and dwelling upon it. Enemies I put the blood of Jesus Christ over that person (name of person) and his heart. Father I command you in the name of Jesus to soften his/her harden heart and avenge him according to your will and ways. God bless him/her with your perfect love and perfect truth in Jesus mighty name.
Thirty-one words which affirm the values and freedom that the American flag represents are recited while facing the flag as a pledge of Americans’ loyalty to their country. The Pledge of Allegiance was written for the 400th anniversary, in 1892, of the discovery of America. A national committee of educators and civic leaders planned a public-school celebration of Columbus Day to center around the flag. Included with the script for ceremonies that would culminate in raising of the flag was the pledge. So it was in October 1892 Columbus Day programs that school children across the country first recited the Pledge of Allegiance this way:
I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
Controversy continues over whether the author was the chairman of the committee, Francis Bellamy — who worked on a magazine for young people that published the pledge — or James Upham, who worked for the publishing firm that produced the magazine. The pledge was published anonymously in the magazine and was not copyrighted.
According to some accounts of Bellamy as author, he decided to write a pledge of allegiance, rather than a salute, because it was a stronger expression of loyalty — something particularly significant even 27 years after the Civil War ended. “One Nation indivisible” referred to the outcome of the Civil War, and “Liberty and Justice for all” expressed the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.
The words “my flag” were replaced by “the flag of the United States” in 1923, because some foreign-born people might have in mind the flag of the country of their birth, instead of the U.S. flag. A year later, “of America” was added after “United States.” No form of the pledge received official recognition by Congress until June 22, 1942, when it was formally included in the U.S. Flag Code. The official name of The Pledge of Allegiance was adopted in 1945.
The last change in language came on Flag Day 1954, when Congress passed a law which added the words “under God” after “one nation.” Originally, the pledge was said with the hand in the so-called “Bellamy Salute,” with the hand resting first outward from the chest, then the arm extending out from the body. Once Hitler came to power in Europe, some Americans were concerned that this position of the arm and hand resembled the salute rendered by the Nazi military. In 1942, Congress established the current practice of rendering the pledge with the right hand placed flat over the heart.
Section 7 of the Federal Flag Code states that when not in military uniform, men should remove any headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, thereby resting the hand over the heart. People in military uniform should remain silent, face the flag and render the military salute.
The Flag Code specifies that any future changes to the pledge would have to be with the consent of the president.
The Pledge of Allegiance now reads: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The disappearance of conscious personality and the turning of feelings and thoughts in a definite direction, which are the primary characteristics of a crowd about to become organised, do not always involve the simultaneous presence of a number of individuals on one spot. Thousands of isolated individuals may acquire at certain moments, and under the influence of certain violent emotions–such, for example, as a great national event–the characteristics of a psychological crowd.
It will be sufficient in that case that a mere chance should bring them together for their acts to at once assume the characteristics peculiar to the acts of a crowd. At certain moments half a dozen men might constitute a psychological crowd, which may not happen in the case of hundreds of men gathered together by accident. On the other hand, an entire nation, though there may be no visible agglomeration, may become a crowd under the action of certain influences.
A psychological crowd once constituted, it acquires certain provisional but determinable general characteristics. To these general characteristics there are adjoined particular characteristics which vary according to the elements of which the crowd is composed, and may modify its mental constitution. Psychological crowds, then, are susceptible of classification; and when we come to occupy ourselves with this matter, we shall see that a heterogeneous crowd–that is, a crowd composed of dissimilar elements–presents certain characteristics in common with homogeneous crowds–that is, with crowds composed of elements more or less akin (sects, castes, and classes)–and side by side with these common characteristics particularities which permit of the two kinds of crowds being differentiated.
THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.
Our invisible governors are, in many cases, unaware of the identity of their fellow members in the inner cabinet. They govern us by their qualities of natural leadership, their ability to supply needed ideas and by their key position in the social structure. Whatever attitude one chooses to take toward this condition, it remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons—a trifling fraction of our hundred and twenty million—who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world.