Psalms Chapter 31 KJV:

Psalms Chapter 31 KJV:

(To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

2Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

3For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.

4Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou artmy strength.

5Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

6I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.

7I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

8And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.

9Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.

10For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

11I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.

12I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.

13For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.

14But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.

15My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

16Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.

17Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

18Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

19Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

20Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

21Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.

22For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

23O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

24Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

A Senate Vote Could Spoil the Saudi Crown Prince’s Arrival in Washington:

A Senate Vote Could Spoil the Saudi Crown Prince’s Arrival in Washington:

The Senate will push this week to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen, potentially cutting off intelligence, materiel and midair pufueling assistance to the Kingdom’s forces, just as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Washington for a two-week visit of the United States.

The vote, which may come as early as Tuesday, could deliver an embarrassing rebuke to the 32-year old heir to the throne as he plans to meet President Donald Trump and other members of American political leadership. It comes at a time when the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have been working to restore their relationship, which has deteriorated in recent years due to an array of diplomatic and security-related issues in the Middle East.

Bin Salman, who currently serves as defense minister but is the de facto ruler of the Kingdom, is credited as the architect of the three-year old conflict in Yemen that pits Saudi-backed forces against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. The war has plunged the Arab world’s poorest nation into a humanitarian crisis that is worsened daily by famine, widespread disease and the deaths of civilians caught in the crossfire.

The United Nations has said that more half of the more than 10,000 people who have been killed are civilians, and the lives of millions are potentially at risk from famine. The grim forecast has intensified calls by human rights groups to halt the violence.

The U.S. government has provided intelligence, munitions and midair refueling to Saudi warplanes since operations kicked off in 2015. But a bipartisan group — Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and six other co-sponsors — recently introduced a joint resolution to stop the U.S. military from aiding Saudi war efforts in Yemen.

The resolution intends to revitalize the debate over Congress’ constitutional role in declaring war, as military action in Yemen was never voted on. Under the Constitution, only Congress can declare war, but it not formally done so since the 1940s.

“Our military’s involvement in Yemen has not been authorized by Congress as is required by the U.S. Constitution,” Lee said last week on the Senate floor, calling the war “illegal” and “unauthorized.” The vote faces long odds but will at the very least serve as a symbolic admonition to bin Salman, who wants to promote closer ties between Washington and Riyadh.

The Pentagon has asked Congress to reject the resolution, claiming it will jeopardize U.S. military standing in the Middle East and worsen civilian casualties.

Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, told the Senate Armed Services Committee last week that American support gives the U.S. “access and it gives us influence” over the Saudis.

“From my perspective, it’s better for us to stay engaged with them and continue to influence this,” Votel said on March 13. “They want this type of support, and they want to improve their capabilities.”

Defense Secretary James Mattis sent a letter on Wednesday to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explaining why it was in the U.S. interest to continue to back Saudi operations.

“Withdrawing U.S. support would embolden Iran to increase its support to the Houthis, enabling further ballistic missile strikes on Saudi Arabia and threatening vital shipping lanes in the Red Sea, thereby raising the risk of a regional conflict,” Mattis wrote.

The U.S. and its allies have determined that the Houthis are proxy forces of Iran, Saudi’s arch rival in the region. For almost 40 years, the two countries have engaged in a contest for power, fighting mostly through proxies. In 2015, armed Houthis quickly swept across Yemen and forced the U.S.-backed president into exile. The Obama Administration initially provided military support to the Saudis and their coalition while simultaneously pursuing the landmark nuclear deal with Iran.

By the end of Obama’s presidency, the U.S. had pulled back most of its support to the Yemen campaign and even stopped some weapon sales due to claims of mounting civilian casualties. The long-standing relationship, built around American’s demand for Saudi oil and the Saudi’s need for American military might, was at one of the lowest points in its more than 70-year history.

Mississippi Restricts Abortion After 15 Weeks:

Mississippi Restricts Abortion After 15 Weeks:

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Monday signed into law a bill banning abortions after 15 weeks from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period, with few exceptions.

It’s the most restrictive abortion law in the United States in terms of the number of weeks of pregnancy after which the procedure is prohibited. Its passage comes in a state that has long been a battleground in the raging culture war over abortion, and that already has some of the most limited abortion access in the country.

Mississippi has a “legal, important and legitimate interest in protecting unborn children,” Bryant, a Republican, said of signing House Bill 1510 into law. Bryant has previously stated that he wants Mississippi “to be the safest place in America for an unborn child.” The state currently ranks last in the U.S. for women’s and children’s health, according to rankings by the nonprofit United Health Foundation.

Passed 45 years after Roe v. Wade determined that women have a right to an abortion, the new law limits abortions after 15 weeks, even in cases of rape or incest. The only exceptions: If a doctor determines an abortion is necessary to preserve the life or “major bodily function” of the mother, or when a fetus is found to have a severe abnormality that means it would not survive outside the womb, “regardless of the provision of life-saving medical treatment.”

Physicians found to have knowingly violated the law could lose their license to practice medicine in the state.

Mississippi’s last remaining abortion clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, has vowed to fight back in court  a battle that some anti-abortion activists say they would welcome.

The Mississippi law is just the latest state-level victory for abortion opponents, who for years have been spearheading campaigns in states throughout the country to pass laws that regulate and limit access to abortion. FRONTLINE went inside the success and strategy of that effort in the 2005 documentary, The Last Abortion Clinic— which focused in large part on Mississippi.

“My personal goal is to be instrumental in the overturn of Roe v. Wade and to be instrumental in ending abortion in my lifetime,” Terri Herring, then the president of Pro-Life Mississippi, told FRONTLINE in the film. Herring has continued to work as an anti-abortion activist and in February was pictured talking to lawmakers at the state capitol after the bill passed the Mississippi House.

As The Last Abortion Clinic explores, the anti-abortion movement has found incremental ways to chip away at abortion access that don’t hinge on reversing Roe v. Wade itself. “The assault on abortion rights is very clever. It’s very smart. And we are losing,” an anonymous abortion provider in the South told FRONTLINE in the film

The documentary — which is available above — found that the anti-abortion movement’s success can be traced back to how it has seized on a critical 1992 Supreme Court ruling, Planned Parenthood v. Casey. While the Court upheld Roe v. Wade, it changed the standard by which abortion laws would be judged, allowing states to restrict access to abortion so long as they did not place an “undue burden” on women seeking the procedure.

“People got the impression that abortion was safe, Roe v. Wade was safe. All the pro-choice people went home,” William Saletan, author of Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War, told FRONTLINE.

But abortion opponents swung into action — lobbying state legislatures to pass bill after bill, looking to see where courts drew the line for what constitutes an undue burden, and then incrementally restricting abortion access within those evolving parameters.

“Their tactics changed,” Betty Thompson, the former director of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, told FRONTLINE of the movement’s response to Casey. “They began to see, ‘We have political clout now. And so while we have this power, we’re going to chip away at Roe v. Wade until the law is going to be on the books, but nobody will be able to access the service.’”

The approach has been successful — both in Mississippi and in states across the nation, where hundreds of abortion regulations have been passed since the Caseydecision. 

“Sometimes I fantasize about Roe being overturned, because then I think that there would be this real threat, this real enemy,” the anonymous abortion clinic owner told FRONTLINE in the documentary. “As long as everything flies below the radar, never an all-out attack, I think that most women and men are asleep. I don’t think they realize what’s going on.”

MARCH 19, 2018




Study Result



1. Treatment response of gastroesophageal junction region primary tumor,
hepatic metastases and upper retroperitoneal lymph node metastases identified on
PET/CT December 2017

2. Interval development of mediastinal lymph node metastases


PET/CT Skull Base to Mid Thigh

62 years old, male; Re-staging for gastric cancer

PET images were acquired from the skull base to the mid thighs following the
intravenous administration of 13.2 MCi of 18F-FDG. CT images were concurrently
obtained for attenuation correction. The CT examination is associated with an
estimated DLP of 498 mGy-cm. Blood glucose level at the time of scanning was 152



PET images demonstrate elevated metabolic activity within mediastinal lymph
nodes, such as on axial image 78 left paratracheal lymph node with 6.8 SUV.
Borderline sized lymph node in the subcarinal space on axial image 87
demonstrates elevated metabolic activity up to 7.6 SUV. The previously noted
elevated metabolic activity within the gastroesophageal junction region, within
focal lesions of the liver and within upper retroperitoneal lymph nodes have

PET images demonstrate a generalized pattern of elevated metabolic activity
within abdominal wall musculature, nonspecific cause but unlikely to be related
to malignant disease.

CT attenuation correction images demonstrate a right jugular central venous
catheter. Additional benign findings included atherosclerotic calcifications,
colonic diverticula and perinephric infiltration.

General Information

Collected:03/10/2018 9:28 AM

Resulted:03/11/2018 6:54 PM