God Spared our Son’s Life in Korea: He Left 30 Minutes Before Stampede Began

Here is what he texted to me this evening:

“I just woke up to the news that it was far worse than I thought. At least 150 dead.”

“I was right there. It all went down 30 minutes after I left.”

“I was on my bike, so I couldn’t get into the thick of it anyway. I just wanted to look at the costumes, but only stayed briefly because it was too crowded.”

I asked him what started the stampede. He said:

“A few factors….The most popular street in this neighborhood (Itaewon) is actually a narrow alley behind a hotel, and it was way overcrowded with all the people celebrating the first maskless Halloween celebration since the pandemic. And my friend just told me that what set it off was news that a celebrity was at a certain bar at the end of that alley.”

“It only takes a few people to start a stampede; then after it starts, it is unstoppable.”

Our son has lived and worked in Seoul for many years.

From breitbart.com

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials say at least 120 people were killed and 100 more were injured as they were crushed by a large crowd pushing forward on a narrow street during Halloween festivities in the capital of Seoul.

Choi Seong-beom, chief of Seoul’s Yongsan fire department, said the death toll could rise and that an unspecified number among the injured were in critical conditions following the stampede in the leisure district of Itaewon Saturday night.

He said 74 of the dead have been sent to hospitals while the bodies of the remaining 46 who had been kept on the streets were being transported to a nearby gym so that workers could identify them.

Officials say people were crushed to death after a large crowd began pushing forward in a narrow alley near Hamilton Hotel, a major party spot in Seoul.

More than 800 emergency workers and police officers from around the nation, including all available personnel in Seoul, were deployed to the streets to treat the injured.

The National Fire Agency separately said in a statement that officials were still trying to determine the exact number of emergency patients.

TV footage and photos showed ambulance vehicles lined up in streets amid a heavy police presence and emergency workers moving the injured in stretchers. Emergency workers and pedestrians were also seen performing CPR on people lying in the streets.

In one section, paramedics were seen checking the status of a dozen or more people who lied motionless under blue blankets.

Police, which were restricting traffic in nearby areas to speed up the transportation of the injured to hospitals across the city, also confirmed that dozens of people were being given CPR on Itaewon streets. The Seoul Metropolitan Government issued emergency text messages urging people in the area to swiftly return home.

Some local media reports earlier said the crush happened after a large number of people rushed to an Itaewon bar after hearing an unidentified celebrity visited there.

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol issued a statement calling for officials to ensure swift treatment for those injured and review the safety of the festivity sites. He also instructed the Health Ministry to swiftly deploy disaster medical assistance teams and secure beds in nearby hospital to treat the injured.

Local media said around 100,000 people flocked to Itaewon streets for the Halloween festivities, which were the biggest since the start of the pandemic following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in recent months. Source

The tragic irony in this horrific event……celebrating a “maskless halloween” and not knowing that their lives would be snuffed out in just minutes.

There are many grieving families in Korea today. I am praying that in the midst of the grief and pain, many would be drawn to our Lord Jesus.

I also pray that our son would realize that the Lord truly spared his life and he would come back to his first Love.


Pennsylvania Senate Debate Was the Land of Oz

From thenewamerican.com

The one and only debate between Pennsylvania Senate contenders Mehmet Oz (R) and John Fetterman (D) took place Tuesday evening, and the winner is clear: insanity.

That appears to be the consensus, with observers remarking that Fetterman gave “the worst debate performance in history,” one so bad that it made the event the “worst televised debate between two politicians that has ever happened,” to quote Australia’s Sky News.

The issue, of course, is that Fetterman is a fettered man, shackled by severe cognitive limitations resulting from a May stroke. While the candidate’s doctor — who’s also a campaign donor — has claimed Fetterman is “recovering well” and is capable of discharging his duties, this was belied by the man’s very first sentence in the debate. “Hi — goodnight, everybody,” said Fetterman, in what creative interpretation could fancy a Freudian slip. After all, one could imagine he didn’t want to be on that stage and would like to have skipped everything between “Hi” and “goodnight.”

The bottom line is that it was not a good night for Fetterman and the Democrats, as the Tucker Carlson Tonight video below illustrates.

Many viewers were shocked. “Honestly, the fact that this dude is a candidate for the senate (in any state) is absolutely astonishing,” wrote Scott Hugins under the above-linked Sky News video.

Just as astonishing (unless you know the press’s nature) was the mainstream media reportage. Bloomberg provided a prime example, writing the headline, “Fetterman’s Uneven Debate Gives Oz Traction in Pennsylvania Race.” Not to be outdone, The Baltimore Sun posted the article, “Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman’s rocky debate vs. Dr. Mehmet Oz raises anxiety among Democrats.”

“Uneven”? “Rocky”? Well, we have here contenders for Euphemism of the Year award.

As for Fetterman’s spin, he didn’t exactly say his dog ate his debate preparation, but his campaign did claim that “the closed captioning system used to assist Fetterman was slow and full of errors,” reports Fox News. “The debate host denied those claims.” (Apropos here is an old saying my mother often used: “A bad worker blames his tools.”)

This brings us to what’s even more astonishing: that the Fetterman team allowed their man to debate in the first place. Some may suppose it’s a prerequisite for holding office, and maybe it should be. But Democrat Katie Hobbs has dodged Republican Kari Lake in the Arizona gubernatorial contest, and she’s not even cognitively impaired (just morally and ideologically so). And, yes, refusing to debate is a liability — but not as much as is choosing to debate and proving you’re more fit to be a candidate for 24-hour care than for office.

This judgment was reflected in a Fox News voter panel on The Story with Martha MacCallum. While not a scientific sample, three of the five Pennsylvania voters featured had been undecided — and all three were decidedly leaning toward Oz after watching the debate (video below).

Of course, critics point out that were a Republican candidate as handicapped as Fetterman, few voters would be undecided because the media would relentlessly play embarrassing video clips and emphasize the person’s incompetence. Why, the Left wanted President Trump removed from office via the 25th Amendment — for supposedly being mentally impaired — even though he’s lively and lucid. They claimed G.W. Bush was too stupid to be president because he’d occasionally mangle a syllable and that his father’s vice president, fellow Republican Dan Quayle, was likewise doltish because he spelled “potato” with an “e” at the end during a school appearance. And liberals mock GOP gubernatorial candidate for Georgia, ex-football player Herschel Walker, because he speaks, well, like a football player.

As for Dr. Oz, he certainly debated competently on Tuesday and, not surprisingly, made no mention of his opponent’s cognitive difficulties. This accords with how Republicans in general, along with Democrats, “find sympathy” for Fetterman post-debate, we’re told. Yet while compassion for the ailing is understandable, there’s another side here.

This is reflected in a statement supposedly composed by Fetterman after his stroke. “The amazing doctors here were able to quickly and completely remove the clot, reversing the stroke,” he claimed May 15. “The good news is I’m feeling much better, and the doctors tell me I didn’t suffer any cognitive damage. I’m well on my way to a full recovery.”

Yet even CNN admitted that Fetterman had “told two very different stories about his health,” saying in a later statement that he’d ignored his well-being and, consequently, “almost died.” The point is that his first statement was assuredly a barefaced lie.

As with Joe Biden, who has dementia, Fetterman is impaired; unlike Biden, there’s no reason to believe he can’t perceive reality. Fetterman understood his condition, and he could’ve put his country, state, and party first and withdrawn from the race in May. He didn’t — being in thrall to personal ambition. Along with his far left-wing views (releasing murderers from prison en masse) and policy prevarications (he was against fracking before being for it), this speaks volumes about his judgment and character.

At the end of the day, however, none of this may matter. As of Monday, the day before the debate, 1.5 million mail-in ballots had already been cast in Pennsylvania, 50 percent of the number distributed. Note, too, that the commonwealth is perhaps the worst state for Democrat-enabling vote fraud — and that mail-in balloting is the type most susceptible to fraud.

I strongly suspect that Dr. Oz would win in an honest election. I even more strongly suspect that Pennsylvania’s contest will be anything but. Source

I began to wonder while watching John Fetterman, if the Dems consider his handicap to be a good thing. I actually feel sorry for the man. Maybe that’s what they’re counting on.


CREEPY JOE Says What We All KNEW Was Coming – ‘Blames GOP for Attack on Paul Pelosi’

O’biden says he used same chant as January 6th protestors:

“WHERE’S NANCY?” Is that really the best you’ve got, Joe? PATHETIC

From breitbart.com

President Joe Biden blamed Republicans on Friday for the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi, claiming that their rhetoric was responsible for inspiring the attacker.

“It’s reported that the same chant was used by this guy they have in custody that was used on January 6th in the attack on the U.S. Capitol,” Biden said. “I’m not making this up.”

The president was referring to several media reports that cited anonymous “sources familiar” with the incident about the details of the attack.

“This is reported. I can’t guarantee it. I can tell you what’s being reported,” Biden continued. “The chant was ‘Where’s Nancy!? Where’s Nancy!? Where’s Nancy!?’

Biden commented on the attack at the top of his speech at Philadelphia’s 3rd Annual Independence Dinner and said that he spoke with the Speaker and said that her husband was operated on and was recovering and in good spirits.

“She’s in a plane now heading out there,” he said.

As he spoke about the incident, Biden grew angry, and began yelling.

“This is despicable,” he said. “There’s no place in America. There’s too much violence, political violence, too much hatred, too much vitriol.”

The president put the blame squarely on Republicans.

“What makes us think that one party can talk about stolen elections, COVID being a hoax – it’s all a bunch of lies – and not affect people who might not be so well balanced?” he asked.

“Enough is enough is enough,” he concluded. SOURCE

YEAH Joe……..Enough is enough is enough of your BLATANT LIES.

I believe that Creepy Joe and his cohorts are all possessed by demonic spirits and most likely have been given over by GOD to their reprobate minds.