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  • The Ultimate Vineyard Parable; John 15... Vineyard Parables pt 7

    I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same...
  • The Tenant Managers Of The Vineyard... Vineyard parables pt 6

    And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head,...
  • The Fig Tree In The Vineyard...Vineyard parables pt 4

    He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.(Luke 13:7-9)The Messiah, Jesus,...
  • The Vineyard of The LORD of Hosts...vineyard parables 2

    What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes? And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down: And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they...
  • My Beloved Planted a Vineyard...Vineyard Parables pt 1

    Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes. And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard. What could have been done more to my vineyard,...
  • David Datuna: Artist eats $120,000 banana art at gallery

    12/08/2019 5:43:13 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | December 8 2019 | BBC
    Georgian-born American artist David Datuna has eaten a banana used in an art work by Maurizio Cattelan, which had sold for $120,000 (£91,000). The artwork, titled Comedian, was on display at Art Basel in Miami, one of the world's most high-profile art fairs.
  • Rotten fruit, rocks thrown at US troops as they pull out of Syria

    10/21/2019 7:15:07 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 21, 2019 | Zachary Halaschak
    A video has surfaced showing residents of a Syrian town near the border of Turkey throwing rotten fruits and rocks at U.S. troops during their withdrawal. The video, posted by Kurdish agency Hawar News, shows a people throwing the objects at a vehicle that appears to be a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Oshkosh M-ATV. The events unfolded in the town of Qamishli. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSkJEtr9bg
  • 'There was nothing there:' Farming family says someone stole 22,000 apples from their orchard

    10/18/2019 12:26:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    KOAA ^ | Posted: 6:14 AM, Oct 18, 2019 Updated: 7:24 AM, Oct 18, 2019 | WXYZ Staff
    HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- It's a place where thousands of families go every year to celebrate fall. Now, Spicer Orchards northwest of Detroit, Michigan is dealing with a crime like no other in its more than 50-year history. Someone stole more than 22,000 apples off acres of trees under the cover of darkness. After running the orchard for more than 50 years, the Spicer family has learned that you only pick apples when they are perfectly ripe. As harvest time nears, they check the apples every few days. On Sunday, October 6, the apples in the farm’s supplemental orchard on...
  • NASA Has Announced The First Fruit They'll Grow on The ISS, And It's Hot

    07/15/2019 7:48:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 07/15/2019 | JACINTA BOWLER
    Researchers are hoping to send up Española chili pepper plants (Capsicum annuum), which could make peppers the very first fruit to be grown in space by US astronauts. "The astronauts have often expressed a desire for more spicy and flavourful foods, and so having a bit of hot flavour also seemed to be a good thing. Plus, many peppers are very high in vitamin C, which is important for space diets." Although there are thousands of different types of chili peppers, Española peppers have been chosen in part because they grow at high altitudes, have short growing periods, and can...
  • Mighty Gifts...but No Fruit...(Is this possible?)

    What are we to make of someone who had been and even currently is mightily used by the LORD to bring blessing to God’s people, but whose personal life is an ungodly, unseemly mess of broken relationships, strife and enmity? Is it even possible? It is a tragic scenario, but is certainly a possibility according to scripture. Sampson, for example was mightily used of the LORD for years, delivering Israel from the Philistine menace, but in the end He was almost killed visiting a prostitute and eventually tricked into breaking faith with the God of his vows, and blinded and...
  • World’s stinkiest fruit causes flight delay

    11/07/2018 8:15:08 AM PST · by DFG · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/07/2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    An Indonesian airliner was delayed for an hour after passengers complained of an overpowering stench released from a load of the notorious thorny fruit durian, according to reports. About 2 tons of the world’s stinkiest fruit was in the cargo hold of the Jakarta-bound Sriwijaya Air flight at Bengkulu in Sumatra, the BBC reported. Boyke Ledy Watra, a reporter with Indonesia’s Antara news agency who was aboard the fetid flight, said passengers began arguing with the crew — with some almost coming to blows with flight attendants. The airline eventually agreed to remove the offending fruit and the plane took...
  • After 50 Years The Gala Apple Becomes America’s Favorite

    09/02/2018 1:30:48 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 113 replies
    usapple.org ^ | September 2, 2018 | Tracy Grondine
    USApple’s 2018 production forecast, as reported in its annual Production and Utilization Analysis, is as follows: 1) Gala, 2) Red Delicious, 3) Granny Smith, 4) Fuji, and 5) Honeycrisp. Measured in 42 pound units, Gala production is estimated to jump from 49.5 million units in 2017 to 52.4 million in 2018, edging out Red Delicious, whose production is expected to decrease from 57.9 million in 2017 to 51.7 million in 2018. The Gala, which originated in New Zealand in the 1930s, has increased in popularity because consumers like its taste, texture and sweetness; growers like the variety because...
  • Graceland Fruit tastes rapid growth ("We're always hiring" in Michigan and Wisconsin)

    05/31/2018 11:49:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Record-Eagle ^ | May 30, 2018 | Dan Nielsen
    FRANKFORT — Consumer demand for healthier food in convenient packaging is fueling rapid growth at Graceland Fruit. "We have the capacity to process all kinds of fruit," said President and CEO Alan DeVore. Cherries, cranberries, blueberries and apples provide the bulk of Graceland's product. But Graceland also has processed a variety of more exotic products, like orange peel and mango. The company's sales have accelerated rapidly during the last five years as consumers scrambled to buy products that are vegan and gluten-free. The Frankfort processing plant runs three shifts five days a week. It just inked a deal with CranGrow...
  • Woman fined $500 for saving free Delta Air Lines snack

    04/22/2018 7:21:23 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 228 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for saving a free apple she received as a snack from Delta Air Lines on her way back to the United States from Paris, France. Crystal Tadlock told Fox 31 Denver, toward the end of her flight from Paris, flight attendants passed out apples in plastic bags as a snack. Tadlock put the fruit in her carry-on to save for when she was hungry during the second leg of her trip. Once Tadlock arrived in the U.S., she went through Customs and her bag was...
  • Elizabeth Warren in Beijing: US to push China to open markets

    04/01/2018 2:41:58 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 14 replies
    US policy towards China has been misdirected for decades and policymakers are now recalibrating ties, Senator Elizabeth Warren told reporters during a visit to Beijing amid heightened trade tensions between the world's two largest economies. The Massachusetts Democrat and Trump foe, who has been touted as a potential 2020 presidential candidate despite rejecting such speculation, has said US trade policy needs a rethink and that she is not afraid of tariffs. Misdirected policy After years of mistakenly assuming economic engagement would lead to a more open China, the US government was waking up to Chinese demands for US companies to...
  • China’s Back To Shouting About A Trade War With The US (Bring it - $375 billion trade deficit)

    03/30/2018 1:48:13 AM PDT · by cba123 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 16 hours ago | Ryan Pickrell
    Beijing is still talking about a trade war with the U.S., warning that President Donald Trump’s proposed trade penalties could lead to conflict. "We hope the United States can rein in its horse before the edge of the cliff, or else we will fight to the end," Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said Thursday, reiterating a point recently made by the Chinese Embassy in the U.S. (please see the full article, at the link)
  • With Retaliatory Tariffs On 128 US Imports, China Fuels Trade War Fears

    04/02/2018 1:24:49 AM PDT · by cba123 · 18 replies
    Beijing: China on Monday imposed new tariffs on 128 US imports worth $3 billion, including fruits and pork, in retaliation to US duties on steel and aluminium, fuelling fears of a trade war. Beijing's move, which the Xinhua news agency said was decided by the custom tariffs commission of the State Council, follows weeks of heated rhetoric and threats between the world's two biggest economies. (please see full article at the link)
  • Trade war escalates as China says it will impose tariffs on 128 U.S. exports

    04/02/2018 12:08:04 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 1, 2018 | Damian Paletta
    The Chinese government plans to immediately impose tariffs on 128 U.S. products, including pork and certain fruits, a direct response to President Trump’s recent moves to pursue numerous trade restrictions against Beijing. If U.S. goods become more expensive in China, Chinese buyers could opt to purchase products from Europe, South America or elsewhere, though White House officials have routinely discounted the likelihood of this. Beijing’s move could force Trump to decide whether to follow through on expansive trade restrictions he had hoped would crack down on China even if Beijing is now threatening to harm U.S. companies that rely on...
  • Trump’s new food-stamps plan: A basket of U.S. food, direct to your doorstep

    02/12/2018 3:26:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 12, 2018 3:01 p.m. ET
    The White House says the changes could save $214 billion over a decade. “The Budget proposes to combine the traditional retail-based SNAP electronic benefit with the direct provision of nutritious and 100 percent American-grown USDA Foods to participating households. This cost-effective proposal maintains our commitment to helping needy families avoid hunger while generating substantial savings,” the budget said. Households receiving $90 per month or more would get a portion in shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit, vegetables, and meat, poultry or fish. The remainder of the benefit would go onto the debit card...
  • Arguing with Trump Surrogate, Chris Cuomo Echoes CNN’s Lame “Apple, Banana” Ad

    10/25/2017 6:23:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    CNN recently rolled out an ad implying that President Trump tries to tell the American people that an apple is a banana, but that CNN is dedicated to “facts first.” The ad has been met with ridicule, as in the Daily Caller parody seen in this article. You’d think that any self-respecting journalist would run from the ad. But there was good CNN soldier Chris Cuomo echoing it on his show today. Arguing with Trump surrogate Jason Miller regarding the reliability of polls during the 2016 election, Cuomo said, “it’s apples and bananas, my friend.” View the video here.