The memorial for Hollis Lee Williams was a spectacular success. About seventy-five members of Mr. H’s extended family were in attendance. I will do a more thorough report on this important event in a few days when I get photos. I want to give my e-mail address so folks can send me their photos and input. I have also founded a yahoogroup for the same reason
Group name: holliswilliams
Group home page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/holliswilliams
Group email: email@example.com
Above is a letter that was left on H’s altar, titled ‘My Parking Lot Friend’. About twelve people spoke and gave similar testimonies.
When Hollis and his friend. Steve, was banned from Safeway, I suggested we place blankets down in the parking lot of the Post Office, put some items on it for sale of trade, and thus own the legal right to assemble in a public place that is protected by our Constitution.
The Post Office was also created in order for newspapers to mail news to other towns. Freedom of the Press was the first thing King George wanted to oppress. The Rich Evangelical-right of King Jesus, passed a law that ensured the Post Office would fail, and then fall into private hands. They did this so We the Little People will come into their church for the latest news on the coming end of the world, and shop at the mega-stores their wealthy backers have created while leveling mom and pop stores. If the world is coming to an end – why go shopping? Well, if the world is only coming to an end for the poor – so be it?
Jesus spoke 166 times in a market place. When you look through his eyes, one only beholds the disabled, beggars, and the disnefranchised. Not one royal person do you see as he spread the Good News!
“The modern Post Office originated in 1792 as the Post Office Department (USPOD). It was based on the Constitutional authority empowering Congress “To establish post offices and post roads”. The new law provided for a greatly postal network, and served editors by charging newspapers an extremely low rate. The law guaranteed the sanctity of personal correspondence, and provided the entire nation with low-cost access to information on public affairs, while establishing a right to personal privacy.”
Three years earlier, the Tea Party Crazies gathered in front of the Springfield Post Office, and thus began their fake financial crisis aimed at giving wealthy people more power than ever, and even putting an end to trickle down economics. They claimed there was a national emergency that bid common patriots to take immediate action. Many alleged Christians fill their ranks. If it were not for a secular government program, Mr. H would have died under a bridge, and not been found in weeks. Thanks to HUD-Vash, H died in his home, in his bed, and was found in hours by his friend.
One friend shared this with me, that after H was discovered by the police who heard him coughing, they spread lye on the ground to keep him from crawling back under this bridge – to get out of the rain so he would not get sicker!
For years Hollis tried unsuccessfully to get on Medicaid. He was in a state of emergency. The church I have founded in his name will turn Christianity on end, flip it over like an hour-glass. The recovered trickle up Plan of God and Son will eliminate the False Crisis created by the fake political evangelical church of the stingy and totally selfish who are not patriots. Mr. H was a Patriot. There are millions of true Americans wanting to give comfort to our Homeless Vets – directly. No longer will the false church use images of the homeless as signs of the coming Blessed Doomsday – when images of wealthy bankers being arrested for fraud – will suffice! How about the lawns of the rich drying up and turning brown? Then, their garbage man stops coming?
I got a report that HUD-Vash is going to do a Standown once a week. I will work with this program to see to it the folks of our community can help our Vets, DIRECTLY, treat them like the militias were treated in the small towns that sent their young men off to battle the greatest military force the world knew at the time, the British army.
Our church will make it a great sin to deny aide to anyone born with a affection, or take away monies from those who were deemed ‘Born Sinners’. Jesus said;
“I have come to minister to the born-sinners, and not the self-righteous.”
The priests of Israel, and Sanhedrin, passed a law that said anyone born with an affliction, was pre-marked by God a sinner while in their mother’s womb, thus no Rabbi need minister to them, encourage them to pray to God that He relieve them of their suffering. Never-the-less these crippled and blind folks could not believe that their God would turn His back on any of His children – no matter what their king and the priests say! Here is the Birth of Democracy, for these disenfanchised BELIEVERS, owned a real FAITH, that their God would send a Redeemer – to REPEAL THIS EVIL LAW!
“Your faith has healed you.”
It was their physical suffering, coupled with their undying faith God was STILL their Redeemer, that did most of the work. The Son of God just applied the finishing touch! In this, we find the story of Hollis – who owned a certain light according to those who testified about the wonderful messages they recieved from the one who was the least amongst us, and spent most of his time in the market place.
Right-wing Christian claim God founded our Democracy. If true, then anyone who fought for God’s Country, should not have to die a painful and horrible death as a negelcted homeless person. Hollis drowned. His heart condition produced fluids that got in his lungs. He was in excrutiating pain, but kept it to himself. He could not take a shower because the steam made him feel he was drowning. I gave him a fan to blow the steam away, and that helped.
When Jesus was poked with a spear while on the cross, water came out.
“But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out kblood and water.”
What I am going to do is petition my lawmakers to get a Stand-down on Post Office grounds for Veteran and Citizen alike – every Saturday! The world is not coming to an end. Only the neglect of our homeless veterans.
Jon the Nazarite
Last week, President Obama sat down with George Stephanopoulos, and when the discussion turned to the national debt, the president shared a simple fact: “We don’t have an immediate crisis.”
For reasons unclear, the comment was not well received by Republicans and many in the media, with some suggesting a bipartisan debt-reduction agreement may be dependent, at least in part, on Obama saying the opposite.
But then a funny thing happened. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled his budget plan, and it also conceded there is no immediate debt crisis. Yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) made the same concession to Martha Raddatz.
RADDATZ: Is [Obama] right that we don’t have an immediate crisis?
BOEHNER: We do not have an immediate debt crisis, but we all know that we have one looming.
Moments later Raddatz clarified further, asking, “So you agree with the president on that?” The Speaker added, “Yes.”
This is not to say Boehner and Obama are on the same page when it comes to fiscal issues — in general, they’re very far apart — but for all the handwringing last week about the president saying there is no debt crisis, it seems to be one of the few areas of bipartisan agreement. Obama, Boehner, and Ryan are all saying roughly the same thing about the nature and the timeframe of the challenge: there may be dangers on the horizon, but as of right now, the so-called “crisis” doesn’t exist.
And at this point, any area of bipartisan consensus in the fiscal debate is welcome.
The problem comes when we consider what the two sides want to do next.
I should note, of course, that the idea that there’s a “looming” crisis is itself problematic — there’s very little evidence to suggest there’s an actual problem anywhere on the horizon. Interest rates are low, inflation is low, and it’s never been easier for the United States to borrow at will. If we look for indicators of a genuine crisis in the near future — Boehner told ABC “nobody knows” how long the nation has before there’s a real problem — we generally come up empty.
But if policymakers in both parties insist on addressing fiscal issues anyway, they’re going to have to compromise. What kind of deal is the House Speaker prepared to consider? One in which the White House gives him everything he wants.
“The president got his tax hikes on January the 1st. The talk about raising revenue is over.”
Told that Obama is offering entitlement reforms as part of a compromise, Boehner didn’t care.
This is neither new nor surprising, but it does put this talk of an alleged “crisis” in an interesting light. According to the Speaker of the House, there’s a “looming” debt crisis which will cause the nation real harm. And according to the Speaker of the House, he and his party aren’t willing to compromise to address this crisis before is strikes.
This leads to two possibilities: either Boehner doesn’t really believe there’s a “looming” debt crisis, or believes the threat to the nation’s wellbeing is real and he just doesn’t much care about preventing it.
I’d love to know which of these two is accurate, but for now, we can only speculate.
Question: “Why did blood and water come out of Jesus’ side when He was pierced?”
Answer: The Roman flogging or scourging that Jesus endured prior to being crucified normally consisted of 39 lashes, but could have been more (Mark 15:15; John 19:1). The whip that was used, called a flagrum, consisted of braided leather thongs with metal balls and pieces of sharp bone woven into or intertwined with the braids. The balls added weight to the whip, causing deep bruising and contusions as the victim was struck. The pieces of bone served to cut into the flesh. As the beating continued, the resulting cuts were so severe that the skeletal muscles, underlying veins, sinews, and bowels of victims were exposed. This beating was so severe that at times victims would not survive it in order to go on to be crucified.
Those who were flogged would often go into hypovolemic shock, a term that refers to low blood volume. In other words, the person would have lost so much blood he would go into shock. The results of this would be
1) The heart would race to pump blood that was not there.
2) The victim would collapse or faint due to low blood pressure.
3) The kidneys would shut down to preserve body fluids.
4) The person would experience extreme thirst as the body desired to replenish lost fluids.
There is evidence from Scripture that Jesus experienced hypovolemic shock as a result of being flogged. As Jesus carried His own cross to Golgotha (John 19:17), He collapsed, and a man named Simon was forced to either carry the cross or help Jesus carry the cross the rest of way to the hill (Matthew 27:32–33; Mark 15:21–22; Luke 23:26). This collapse indicates Jesus had low blood pressure. Another indicator that Jesus suffered from hypovolemic shock was that He declared He was thirsty as He hung on the cross (John 19:28), indicating His body’s desire to replenish fluids.
Prior to death, the sustained rapid heartbeat caused by hypovolemic shock also causes fluid to gather in the sack around the heart and around the lungs. This gathering of fluid in the membrane around the heart is called pericardial effusion, and the fluid gathering around the lungs is called pleural effusion. This explains why, after Jesus died and a Roman soldier thrust a spear through Jesus’ side (probably His right side, piercing both the lungs and the heart), blood and water came from His side just as John recorded in his Gospel (John 19:34).