SER 190 – Dr. Rich Petras And Fred Hether – Take Control Of Your Health

2019.06.18 SER

Big Pharma is one of the most powerful industries in the world. The global revenue for pharmaceuticals was over $1 trillion in 2014. But nowhere else in the world do the drug and medical device industries have as much power and make as much money as in the U.S.

Six of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies for 2017 have their headquarters in the U.S. These include Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Merck, Gilead, Amgen and AbbVie.

But only 28 percent of Americans have a good opinion of Big Pharma. In fact, Big Pharma is the second most hated industry in America. It’s right behind the tobacco industry and the oil, gas and chemical industry.

Big Pharma is also the biggest defrauder of the Federal Government under the False Claims Act, according to consumer watchdog group Public Citizen.

The industry has a history of fraud, bribery, lawsuits and scandals. Despite criminal charges and fines, Big Pharma companies continue to do business.

By 2021, Big Pharma profits for prescription drugs are expected to reach $610 billion. Medical devices are also lucrative.

The U.S. makes about $148 billion, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

That’s about half of the world’s share of the market. Americans spent an all-time high of $457 billion on prescription drugs in 2015.

And drug prices continue to rise. Consulting firm Segal Consulting expects drug prices to rise 11.6 percent in 2017. This estimate is for Americans under the age of 65.

In contrast, wages are only expected to rise 2.5 percent. This means many Americans won’t be able to afford their medications. Information about the pharmaceutical industry found here.

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How A Really Good Man Ends Really Bad – Pastor Tim Dilena – Times Square Church – 06.09.2019

2019.06.18

The mentions of Barnabas in the New Testament provide an interesting framework for understanding the importance of precision in our walk with the Lord. There was a sharp contention between Paul and Barnabas, and they went their separate ways in ministry. The final mention of Barnabas was an incident when Paul rebuked Peter for eating exclusively with Jewish believers to the exclusion of the Gentiles. Barnabas joined Peter in that error. An important lesson for us is that even a minor deviation, if left uncorrected, can result in us ending up a long way off from our calling. Barnabas began by encouraging Paul and guiding him into ministry by vouching for him when the other apostles were wary of his past. We must make sure to be steadfast in our encouragement of others and in our desire for Godly correction so that we can remain on the right path.

When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.

Galatians 2:11-13

Podcast: The Amateur Society – Socratic Thought Experiments – 06.10.2019

2019.06.11

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a conversation about an important component of practical philosophy: thought experiments. While sitting down and running through systematic metaphysics and other complex topics is not going to be feasible for everyday amateurs like us, we can still garner a lot of insight out of performing thought experiments. Why did a decision get made or why did a situation play out the way it did? Asking these questions about ourselves and others allows us to gain insight into more general principles that we can use to better understand our own worldviews and the world around us. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society! 

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Podcast: On the Objective – Powerful Parenting Principles – Jordan Smith – 06.10.2019

2019.06.10

Join your host Steven Menking as he welcomes Jordan Smith of the A Family Affair podcast on Prepper Broadcasting Network for her first solo broadcast here On the Objective! Jordan has participated in several homesteading roundtables, and in this discussion she brings her experience in parenting to a discussion about critical principles for parenting in this generation. So much of every parent’s experience is unique, and our mindset needs to have the right focus if we are going to avoid the pitfalls that so many step into. We have to do right by our children and grandchildren, and even if you are an experienced parent we hope that you will learn from this conversation and take steps to improve your relationships with your family.

Jordan Smith

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – Free Will – 06.05.2019

2019.06.05

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a conversation about a critical topic in philosophy and life: free will. The idea of the extent of our freedom is a worldview-driven concept that has been pondered for millennia. However, despite its significance it isn’t a part of common inquiry except in unique circumstances. Are we actually free as it seems? How would we know? What would the consequences be of either conclusion? We hope that you enjoy this stimulating discussion. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society! 

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A Dry Stick At A Religious Meeting – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 05.19.2019

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Perhaps it seems as if your spiritual resources have run dry, that your calling is in question, and that your mistakes have created an irreparable separation from the will of God. In this moment know that God’s calling is irrevocable. If you are serving the Lord, then continue to persevere in obedience to Jesus. Press in to God! Don’t give up until you hear from Him. Pray. Fast. Know that the Lord is for you. Let this be a season of refreshing and encouragement. Laborers are needed for the harvest that is coming. Will you join in the work that will bear fruit eternally for the Kingdom of God? Jesus is worthy, and if you find yourself thirsty and dry today, then make the choice to refuse to stay in that place. Go to God today! He has not written you off.

As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food day and night,
While they continually say to me,
“Where is your God?”

Psalm 42:1-3

Podcast: SER 189 – Lynn Fredrick – From The Darkness Of Pornography To The Light Of God’s Grace

2019.05.31 SER

Lynn Fredrick joins me in this episode of SER. Lynn’s testimony of deliverance from pornography and sexual sin provides hope for all those trapped in the darkness and chains of pornography and sexual sin. Lynn now speaks about his experiences at conferences, workshops, and various events.

You can contact Lynn at his ministry page – https://lynnfredrick.com/home/ or by email – ltgodspromise@gmail.com