Seven Woes on the Teachers of the Law and the Pharisees

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to…

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices–mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law–justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.

You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.

Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.

Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.

In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.”

Matthew 23:13, 23-28, NIV.

“Ode On The Mammoth Cheese (Weighing Over 7,000 Pounds)” By James McIntyre

We have seen thee, queen of cheese,
Lying quietly at your ease,
Gently fanned by evening breeze,
Thy fair form no flies dare seize.

All gaily dressed soon you’ll go
To the great Provincial show,
To be admired by many a beau
In the city of Toronto.

Cows numerous as a swarm of bees,
Or as the leaves upon the trees,
It did require to make thee please,
And stand unrivalled, queen of cheese.

May you not receive a scar as
We have heard that Mr. Harris
Intends to send you off as far as
The great world’s show at Paris.

Of the youth beware of these,
For some of them might rudely squeeze
And bite your cheek, then songs or glees
We could not sing, oh! queen of cheese.

We’rt thou suspended from balloon,
You’d cast a shade even at noon,
Folks would think it was the moon
About to fall and crush them soon.

PotCoin

Last night, Dennis Rodman (aka – “The Worm”) appeared on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time live from Singapore and gave his perspective on the Trump/Kim summit. To put it mildly, the interview was… something. Rodman donned a red “Make America Great Again” hat, cried, and also wore a “PotCoin.com” shirt.

Rodman was not there at the request of any government and claimed he was there to support his friends Trump and Kim . Rodman knew Kim from his unofficial diplomatic visits to promote basketball, and he knew Trump from appearing on his reality show a couple times. During Rodman’s 2013 appearance on The Celebrity Apprentice, he asked Trump if he wanted to go to North Korea. Trump declined and later Tweeted:

While he wasn’t there in an official capacity, he was definitely there in a promotional capacity.

PotCoin is a digital currency focused on the marijuana industry, and its website claims it is a “network and banking solution” for the global legal marijuana industry. It paid for Rodman’s trip to the summit and had previously paid for Rodman’s 2017 trip to North Korea, where they also wore t-shirts and hats with the cryptocurrency’s logo. North Korea lists marijuana as a controlled substance in the same category as heroin and cocaine. Singapore also considers the plant to be a controlled substance, and the punishment for possession is death.

While past trips have resulted in declines in its value, early indications suggest PotCoin got its money’s worth from the Singapore trip. Yesterday, a single unit of PotCoin was worth $0.07, and its entire market capitalization was just over $17 million. As of this writing, it’s now worth just below $0.10 with a market cap just under $21.5 million. And it’s still going up.

Final note – Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper claimed after the Dennis Rodman interview that Rodman “is our best resource at this point right now for understanding the minds of the two men, especially Kim Jong Un.”

Sadly, we live in interesting times.