Thank you for blessing the poor & needy in Israel. Read The Joshua Fund’s 2013 Donor Report online to learn more about the difference you’re making.

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>> If you would like to make a tax-deductible, year-end financial gift to The Joshua Fund, we would be very grateful. You give securely on-line by clicking here.

Dear faithful friend of The Joshua Fund –

Because of you — through your faithful prayers and generous financial support — the Lord has touched the lives of thousands of Jewish and Arab families in the epicenter in real and practical ways with the love of Jesus Christ.

A few examples:

  • By God’s grace, The Joshua Fund provided food and other relief supplies to more than 43,940 poor and needy Jewish and Arab families this year — an increase of more than 4% over 2012.
  • Two new distribution centers have just opened, bringing us to a total of 14 centers distributing relief supplies throughout Israel. We are prayerfully considering opening 2 or 3 new distribution centers in 2014.
  • We have had the honor of helping Christian ministries that are doing relief work among refugees escaping the civil war in Syria.
  • TJF has also planned and funded retreats for pastors and ministry leaders, and provided biblical training, encouragement and refreshment for those serving throughout the epicenter region.

On our website, www.joshuafund.net, we have posted the 2013 Donor Report to give you a sense of the many projects you have helped to fund in 2013, and get a glimpse of the lives the Lord has blessed because of you.

We have also posted a short video message I recently taped sharing some of the highlights of the Donor Report.

I hope you will pour yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee and sit down beside the fireplace and watch the video and read through the report. In the process, I hope you will be encouraged by what God has done through your investment.

From all of us on the Board and staff of The Joshua Fund — both here in North America and in Israel — thank you so much for standing with us. We count it a great privilege to serve you in this work.

Yours for blessing Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus,

Joel C. Rosenberg

Founder and President, The Joshua Fund

>> If you would like to make a generous, tax-deductible, year-end financial gift to The Joshua Fund, we would be very grateful. You give securely on-line by clicking here.

Or, you can send a check in the mail. Please make your check payable to “The Joshua Fund” and send to:

  • The Joshua Fund
  • PO Box 2589
  • Monument, CO  80132-2589


Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

Thank you for your investment! The Joshua Fund’s 2013 Donor Report & video update is now online.

Watch the video message, and read the full report, at www.joshuafund.net.

Watch the video message, and read the full report, at http://www.joshuafund.net.

Dear faithful friend –

Because of you — through your faithful prayers and generous financial support — the Lord has touched the lives of thousands of Jewish and Arab families in the epicenter in real and practical ways with the love of Jesus Christ.

A few examples:

  • By God’s grace, The Joshua Fund provided food and other relief supplies to more than 43,940 poor and needy Jewish and Arab families this year — an increase of more than 4% over 2012.
  • Two new distribution centers have just opened, bringing us to a total of 14 centers distributing relief supplies throughout Israel. We are prayerfully considering opening 2 or 3 new distribution centers in 2014.
  • We have had the honor of helping Christian ministries that are doing relief work among refugees escaping the civil war in Syria.
  • TJF has also planned and funded retreats for pastors and ministry leaders, and provided biblical training, encouragement and refreshment for those serving throughout the epicenter region.

On our website, www.joshuafund.net, we have posted the 2013 Donor Report to give you a sense of the many projects you have helped to fund in 2013, and get a glimpse of the lives the Lord has blessed because of you.

We have also posted a short video message I recently taped sharing some of the highlights of the Donor Report.

I hope you will pour yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee and sit down beside the fireplace and watch the video and read through the report. In the process, I hope you will be encouraged by what God has done through your investment.

From all of us on the Board and staff of The Joshua Fund — both here in North America and in Israel — thank you so much for standing with us. We count it a great privilege to serve you in this work.

Yours for blessing Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus,

Joel C. Rosenberg

Founder and President, The Joshua Fund

>> If you would like to make a generous, tax-deductible, year-end financial gift to The Joshua Fund, we would be very grateful. You give securely on-line by clicking here.

Or, you can send a check in the mail. Please make your check payable to “The Joshua Fund” and send to:

The Joshua Fund

PO Box 2589

Monument, CO  80132-2589


Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

True Unemployment Nears 14 Percent: Thank you, President Subprime Shovel-Ready Clunker Obamacare Dodd-Frank DREAM Act McDowngrade!

No matter how many times they’re presented with proof of their failures, progressives are immune to facts, logic, reason and history:

The “real” unemployment rate rose from 13.6% in September to 13.8% in October, according to figures released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

…Known as the U-6 unemployment rate, this “real” unemployment figure, seasonally adjusted, includes the unemployed “plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons…” The U-6 rate captures the fuller picture of people who are willing and able to work, but cannot find a job.

Since President Barack Obama has been president, the U-6 unemployment rate rose from 14.25% in January 2009 to a high of 17.1% in October, November and December 2009 and the same rate in February, March, and April 2010. The U-6 rate did not fall below 14% under Obama until March 2013, when it hit 13.8%, the same rate for October 2013.

Even more shocking, the Labor Force Participation Rate dropped yet again, this time to 62.8 percent.

This is the lowest it’s been since 1978, when another feckless Democrat named President Jimmy Carter was running things.

Let me recycle this graphic from 2011… because, sadly, it’s still relevant:

Arithmetic always trumps ideology. Sadly, Barack Obama has proven himself incapable of learning this simple, immutable fact.

He’s a dyed-in-the-wool, radical progressive — a true believer. Collectivism is his religion and if it means destroying America to impart his wisdom, then so be it.

Hat tips: Weasel Zippers and Badblue News

Doug Ross @ Journal

THANK A DETROITOCRAT: The Number of Americans Who Left the Labor Force Hits Another All-Time High

I’m trying to get the term “Detroitocrats” — referring, of course, to the members of the hard left Democrat Party who ruin everything they touch — popularized. Today’s jobs report can only help my cause.

…The number of Americans who are 16 years or older and who have decided not to participate in the nation’s labor force has climbed to a record 90,609,000 in September…

…In January 2009, when President Barack Obama took office, there were 80,507,000 Americans not in the labor force. Thus, the number of Americans not in the labor force has increased by 10,102,000 during Obama’s presidency…

Please take a closer look at the chart. Notice that around May of 2010, when Obamacare was jammed through Congress without a single Republican vote, the labor-force participation rate started heading south. And it hasn’t let up since.

In fact, less than 150,000 people in the U.S. — total — found work last month. That’s less than 3,000 people per state — or about the number of people who attend a high school football game.

…just 148,000 people found work last month.

“I think it is an absolute disaster,” says Brian Sozzi, chief equity strategist at Belus Capital Advisors in the attached video, where he calls today’s release a “horrifically depressing report.”
As Sozzi sees it, “there’s stuff going on out there in the economy that nobody is talking about.”

Specifically, he cites the need to listen to what companies such as Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) and Hasbro (HAS) are telling us this earnings season, and to take heed of the restructuring plans, earnings misses, and soft revenue results.

The Detroitocrat Party is literally turning all of America into Detroit.

They have no blueprint, no master plan, no overarching document describing their endgame they can share with us. They will continue to tinker, to social-engineer, to “fix” society using increasingly totalitarian methods to address the “non-compliant”.

And like D.C., like Chicago, and — yes — like Detroit and all of the other bankrupt cities in California, jobs, opportunity and hope will disappear from the landscape like a wheat field devastated by a swarm of locusts.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Thank a Democrat — 300,000 Floridians Just Had Their Health Insurance Cancelled

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Nation

300,000 Floridians Just Had Their Health Insurance Cancelled: Poor Richard
Seventy Two Hours: Richard Fernandez
Sebelius Refuses House Hearing Request On Obamacare Meltdown: WZ

GOP grassroots unite to block immigration ‘disaster’: Neil Munro
Business Groups Preparing to Fight Conservatives over Immigration: Breitbart
NYC Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s support for jihad against Israel: Atlas

Dem Rep. Cohen: Tea Parties are Domestic Enemies: RedAlert
Clashing Worldviews Roil the GOP: Rick Moran
Protein wisdom takes on a lecturing political “realist”: Protein Wisdom

Economy

Team Obama Really Psyched Over 476K Obamacare Applications: RWN
Illinoisans Beware: “Progressives” Seek Massive Tax Hike Again: Mish
“This Is Going To End Badly… And The Rest Of The World Knows It”: ZH

Behold Our Elected Hypocrite: William Sullivan
Obamacare a Disaster: Bad For Families And More — Doctors: RWN
Lawmakers seek truce with farm bill: Erik Wasson, The Hill

Scandal Central

BATFE Whistleblower Can Now Publish “Fast and Furious” Book: NRA-ILA
“New York Is Drowning In Bribes And Corruption”: ZH
How Did Harry Reid Get So Rich?: Betsy Woodruff

Scooter Libby’s attorneys might be forced to “Win”: IP2P
‘Fast and Furious’ is Ok, But The Innocent Gun Buyer Goes to Prison: Michael Schaus
Still Searching for the Truth: HyScience

Climate & Energy

GOP accuses EPA of ‘unprecedented’ power grab with proposed water rule: Fox

Media

Next Big Media Push: Bully Boehner to Cave on Immigration: TruthRevolt
DefendWallSt Signs Up For Obamacare …Failure Ensues: WZ
The Five Trashes ‘Drunk’ Matthews, Liberal ‘Tools’ for Calling Tea Party Racist: Mediaite

You will hear this again: Arrest the Rs for Sedition: III Percent
The loathsome Taegan Goddard and how a racism lie spread half way around the world: LI
Bracken Sends: Western Rifles

Putting the Tea Party Anarchist Shutdown of 2013 “behind” us!: MOTUS
Ann Coulter In KC: Our 2 Smartest US Senators Are Now The Face Of The GOP: Nice Deb
The Tragedy of Jimmy Bise: DTG

World

Alert: FBI Investigating Threats to Midwest Water Supply Systems: “On High Alert”: Mac Slavo
Alamo “Come And Take It” Armed Rally Update: Western Rifles
Top 50 reasons people keep comparing Obama to Hitler: Examiner

U.S. Marines training al-Qaeda-linked Syrian jihadists in Saudi Arabia: JihadWatch
Americans warned of Kenya jihad massacre mall-style attack ‘imminent’ in Uganda: Atlas
Mexican Consulate plans Saturday, Oct. 19, Asheville visit to aid immigrants: MountainXpress

Sci-Tech

NatGeo’s ‘American Blackout’ Examines U.S. Without Power: Tara Dodrill

Cornucopia

We Need Another Boston Tea Party: III Percent
Detroitocrat (Detroit + Democrat): Barry Popik
Noncompliance Noncompliance-in-Chief: Cowboy Joe Salvatorio

Image: We Need Another Tea Party
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: The Senate Conservatives Fund

QOTD: “I call on the Justice Department of the United States of America to arrest Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and other decision-making House Republican leaders for the crime of seditious conspiracy against the United States of America.

Petition Background

The House GOP leadership’s use of the Hastert Rule and H. Res 368 to shut down the government and threaten the U.S. economy with default is an attempt to extort the United States government into altering or abolishing the Affordable Care Act, and thus, is self-evidently a seditious conspiracy. Arrest the perpetrators in Congress immediately and bring them to justice.” —Petition at MoveOn.org

Doug Ross @ Journal