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And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
We often hear the part of this passage that says you cannot serve God and Mammon, but most expositors leave off the first part, which is also by way of Godly command. The passage is a difficult one, but not uninterpretable. First off, Christ says to make friends of the mammon of unrighteousness. What is he saying here? Well, you will find many different opinions on this, but I would pass on these thoughts. The passage above is actually in conclusion to the parable about a steward who used his wealth in a cunning fashion to win favor with his boss' creditors. This guy was smart, he worked out that if he would make some friends while he still had a job, he perhaps could get a new job or at least some help from the creditors when his master sent him to the unemployment line. Christ's message here seems to be telling us how to use worldly riches wisely. It is a lesson about STEWARDship. How do we look at and use money; for good and God, or 'me and mine'?
Brethern, we are not to be partakers in the evils of mammon and the way most people serve it. But we must use it. For the 'holier than thou' crowd, I would pass this along. If you even touch a dollar bill (what with that occult symbology on the reverse) you could easily consider yourself defiled. The same thing of the old Roman days, who had a deified emperor engraved on it. Why do I say this? For the scriptures say...
So if we must make our temporary home in this world and on this earth, we would be wise to know what kind of system we are dealing with, understand its pitalls, spiritual and economic and USE IT TO GOD's BENEIFT as much as possible. As the steward wrote down debts (debt forgiveness) in order to mess over his old boss and make new friends, we should take some of our money and use it to mess over the Prince of this world and maybe save some souls. How? By supporting real ministries, assisting the poor and needy, giving without thought of return into projects that edify the Ekklesia (called out ones).
Brethren, we are not all called to roam in the wildnerness eating locusts and honey. Some are, most are not.The book of acts gives us a wide swath of different kinds of believers in the 1st century; Doctors, Patrician households (nobleman), Roman Soldiers along with the poor and humble. They lived in pagan times and also had to walk a fine line, being in the system, but not part of it. Those who think they can escape the pollutions of this world by simply leaving America are deluding themselves for this is a global system and a global economy of which America still sits at the pinnacle. This is why I have made it plain that when Babylon falls, the scriptures make abundantly and perfectly clear that we are talking about a particular city not an entire nation. Six times (the number of fallen man) the world CITY is used to refer to the Harlot system in Revelation 17 & 18. So I am not one to say that we Christians must undergo a mass exodus from America. New York? Probably. America? I do not think so. Still we must NOT be partakers of her (Babylon's) wickedness and I want to stress that this is a no-nonesense command. I will close here with what Barnes has to say about this passage. I have also made clear that how he tells Joe the cab driver in NY may not be what he tells Tex the farmer as we approach B-Day (Babylon day).They key? Watch, listen and obey.
Make to yourselves friends - Some have understood the word “friends,” here, as referring to the poor; others, to holy angels; and others, to God. Perhaps, however, the word should not be considered as referring to any particular “persons,” but is used in accordance with the preceding parable; for in the application our Saviour uses the “language” appropriated to the conduct of the steward to express the “general” truth that we are to make a proper use of riches. The steward had so managed his pecuniary affairs as to secure future comfort for himself, or so as to find friends that would take care of him “beyond” the time when he was put out of the office. That is, he would not be destitute, or cast off, or without comfort, when he was removed from his office. So, says our Saviour to the publicans and those who had property, so use your property as “to secure” happiness and comfort beyond the time when you shall be removed from the present life. “Have reference,” in the use of your money, to the future. (Albert Barnes Notes On The Bible)
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Things that make you go, hmmmm... But frankly, I am not buying it.US Restarts Drone Campaign
No surprise here. Obama's administration is in love with those drones. They make his donors rich and the American people... they couldn’t care less about who we kill and the blood oaths being sworn today against us by militants and ordinary Pakistanis who have lost friends, wives, children and other family members because of these attacks. Did you know we have killed our own troops with these drones? Those drone attacks are a surefire way to make sure we will one day be forced to go back into the region and get our butts kicked all over again.32 Trillion Reasons Wall Street Is In A Bind Over Greece
If Pakistan is being further radicalized and moving out of America's sphere of influence and into China's, it is because of the policies of those who control Barak Hussein Obama.
This is the story that Wall Street and the major financial media hope you don't read or, on the outside chance you do read it, you don't understand it. Its those pesky derivatives again particularly (Credit Default Swaps) and if Greece defaults... folks all bets are off. It may very well be bailout time again. You don't think the elite are not concerned. Believe me, they are. This is why I have said to my readers, be cautious in these times. Be wise, do not believe every recovery headline coming out of the press, I cannot stress this enough. this is an election year and the establishment is afraid of your anger at the polls. It is not Obama Vs. Romney, it is about the entire establishment remaining in power. They are worried and will be more so if Greece defaults before November and banker Bailouts are back in the headlines. You can get a good look at the problem in this article from Market Oracle I cannot recommend that link enough because if you take the time to read it all the way to the end, I think you will see that a lot of things that have been happening the past couple of years, and will be happening will come into sharper focus.GAO Investigates DOD Whistelblower Laws
What do I think? I think that Greece alone is probably not enough to drag down the entire system. Greece is the test case, IMHO for the elite to test their methodologies on how to essentially do a corporate/banker takeover of an entire nation. I think once Greece falls, they they will move on to other EU nations who are in deep fiscal trouble. Think all of the PIIGS nations and add Italy in there as well. I have long told my readers, friends and family that this crisis is no where near over. We may be coming to the end of the first quarter, but that the worst that is yet to come. It did not need to be that way. It really did not. But as long as our leaders march to the tune of the banks and saving the banks becomes the priority rather than saving the people, I can only repeat... the worst is yet to come. It is not going to happen all at once and probably will not come as a total collapse. But austerity, one way or another, is going to come to America.
Why GAO Did This Study?Syria's Citizen Journalists: We Except To Be Killed
What GAO Found Whistleblowers help guard the federal government against waste, fraud, and abuse. The Military Whistleblower Protection Act provides servicemembers with a means to seek relief from reprisals and to hold subjects accountable. GAO was asked to determine the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) has (1) satisfied statutory timeliness requirements for processing military whistleblower reprisal cases, (2) established and implemented oversight mechanisms for its process, and (3) taken corrective action in cases where the DOD Inspector General (DODIG) substantiated reprisal claims.
A senior Middle East archbishop has appealed for all sides in Syria to put down their arms and negotiate, saying he fears a descent into full-scale civil war. Describing the situation in Syria as “desperate”, Archbishop Paul El-Sayeh said action was needed to prevent violence from potentially spreading to his country of Lebanon, which has close links with neighbouring Syria.Obama Lawyer: Extra-Judicial, Murder Without Trial 'Right' Spans The Globe
What kind of sick person could go be fore a court and argue such evil nonesnese? I will tell you. One who was hired by and works for Obama. Americans thought they got rid that that kind of thinking under Bush.South Sudan Rebel Group Warns Of War
For me as a Black man, everytime I see this gaggle of so-called 'black men' doing worse things than Bush... it makes me wish I was anything but an African American. I am certainly not ashamed of my race, but ashamed of so many who are of my race. I am ashamed of this administration. Deeply and thoroughly ashamed that such men could allow themselves to be used by others to deny the poor (for that is only people these laws will target) a right to a trial. Just accuse and murder. A perfect example of Satanic Justice. How long before they start using drones to level whole minority neighbourhoods in America because they are accused (not convicted) of supporting terrorism. Want to build a mega-bank where minorities live? Just call them terrorists, send in the Drones, kill all the people and no need for eminent domain hearings, paying people for their property, or lengthy embarassment in the press.
You think that is not where this is leading? Think again. Notice lately all the talk about drones over America? We have already killed a US citizen with a drone, no trial, no hearing. Children who were US citizens as well were murdered.
Frankly I am appauled that so many nominal Christians agree with such a policy. What, you don't think they cannot turn this right around on Christians? You say you are not a terrorist?
Sure... that's what they all say.
Is a hearing and a trial such burden? Only when your real goal is to use this power one day to kill the innocent.
There is a lot going on here. Oil, of which much is being stolen from the South by the North with China caught in the middle. South Sudan's troubles are deep. The US military, as some of you may know was trying to get into the nation to give the nation a hand in beefing up its security forces. But they have held that in abeyance (I am informed) because frankly, there are just too many issues that threaten the stability of the new nation. One of them is something that may seem like a little issue to us, but for poor nation, it is a big issue. That issue is Cattle Rustling. This issue could easily spark tribal wars and has already cost many lives. While it may seem like a little thing, the increase in rustling is being blamed on the high cost of Dowries.In Heavy Waters: Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
The Persecution project has some great information on its site.
Long but their research is usually very good and woth the investment in time.
Protests Drag Down EU's SOPA
Simply put, a more creative, less authoritarian way of dealing with online piracy must be created. Europeans, especially East Europeans, who know the horrors of authoritarian governments are not buying these Hollywood arguments. Lets face it, Hollywood for the most part is still making lots and LOTS of money. People (like me) understand the need to protect copyrighted material, they do not see a need for a 'Patriot Act' to do it.Russia's Economic Growth Outpaces G8
Listen, these multi-billion dollar conglomerates have deep pockets. They are still many laws on the books to deal with stolen material. Hollywood just does not want to reach into those pockets. Rather, they want to reach into OURS via taxpayer money (and ISP manpower) for enforcement.
Hollywood knew the deal when they decided to go into that business. Copyright enforcement is just part of the cost of doing business. If you cannot afford it or do not want to use existing law, they should find work in a different industry, and frankly, stop whining. Congress has in the past bent over backwards to accommodate Hollywood, even going so far as to extend the life of copyrighted materials far beyond previous existing law not for the public good, but for private profit... all off of the work of dead people. Congress and legislatures are not the places for this to be solved. But Hollywood wants the profits and to shift a key cost of their business model onto you and me.
Hollywood has been able to subvert almost all consumer electronics to break their inherent digital capability just to protect their content. They have been very busy. Frankly I say, enough is enough. Intellectual property rights are very important. I will never say that they aren't. But from the founding of this republic, leaders knew how difficult expensive and invasive going overboard with enforcement can be. Common Sense and practicality should rule the day, not pushing for draconian laws, cutting people off from the only means of getting news (especially in authoritarian nations) simply because they are accused (not convicted) of copyright violations.
Yes, people's concerns are quite justified.
Meanwhile, pundits in the west are still chiseling Russia's tombstone. I say, check out back of the stone mason's parlor, Mr. West... yours is already finished!US Troops Must Deal With Fast And Furious Fallout
U.S. troops deployed to the US/Mexican border last week may well be there, in part, to deal with the blowback from ATF's botched Fast and Furious gambit.News From Inside Iran
Veteran border reporter Diana Washington Valdez of The El Paso Times reported late last week that 'active-duty soldiers' from Fort Bliss, just north of El Paso, Texas, have been deployed to support the US Border Patrol in the Arizona and New Mexico border region.
Tosh Plumlee, a longtime CIA operative, who has been actively monitoring the New Mexico border region for years, also confirms that at least a half dozen 'government vans' packed with US soldiers were spotted in recent days on a highway leading into Columbus, N.M., which is just across the border (some 3 miles) from Palomas, Mexico a hotbed of narco- and weapons- trafficking activity in recent years. - NarcoNews
Russia, China Seek To Use UN To Take Down The Net
Well so says FCC Commissioner, McDowell in the above linked WSJ piece. Is this for real or is the FCC guy just trying to spook people? Well, when I see a story like this in the WSJ (Murdoch) who has fiercely supported SOPA and ACTA, I cannot help but wonder what the real goal of a story like this is.UK To Opt Out Of EU Law Enforcement Mechanism
The Register has a great story here, that kind of puts a little cold water on the WSJ story. Nevertheless, if indeed a new regulatory framework for the ITU is indeed being renegotiated, that indeed is something we should all watch and watch most carefully because the money and power that the ITU says it does not have nor want, would be put right in their lap. I found Boing Boing's entry also quite good and hits all the main points.
Believe me, I told my readers recently that powerful forces want to destroy the net as we know it. The internet is a tyrant's nightmare. People actually finding out the crimes their leaders are committing, the money they are stealing, the people they are killing, the lies they are telling. This has sent tyrannical regimes around the world into a panic, reaching out to American technology companies to spy on their citizens so they can be picked up and tortured, for the 'crime' of reading a website.
Meanwhile, the eurosceptic lobby group Open Europe highlighted a complex provision in the Lisbon treaty which allows the government to decide before June 2014 whether to continue to apply a raft of EU justice and policing laws past December 2014. - Politics.uk
A rather interesting development. Clearly Cameron is serious about distancing himself and the UK from the emerging EU system, which he knows to be something far more evil than few would even contemplate. Well, my European sources intimated to me that this is a done deal. The decision has already been made. This whole thing goes pretty deep. One aspect of it is Prum Convention.
Does this mean that the UK is giving up on its moves to institute their own little police state on the British Isles? Hardly, it just means they don't want the Germany controlling it.
On the surface, the underlying thrust behind Wen's visit to three of the frontline Persian Gulf states ringing Iran was to discuss an array of political, energy, economic and cultural issues. Wen's visit marked the first by a Chinese premier to Saudi Arabia in over two decades and the first visit ever by a Chinese premier to the UAE and Qatar. His itinerary included meetings with all three heads of state. Additionally, Wen met with the heads of the GCC and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Wen also was present at the World Future Energy Summit and the fourth annual China-Arab States Cooperation Forum. Indeed, Wen and his counterparts concluded numerous agreements governing a range of issues, further solidifying the already strong relationships nurtured between China and all three countries over the years (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, January 20; also see Bloc Politics in the Persian Gulf: China's Multilateral Engagement with the Gulf Cooperation Council China Brief, September 24, 2010). Yet it was the Iranian question that colored the priorities and outcomes of the meetings. China has a critical stake in Iran and counts the Islamic Republic as a strategic partner. Consequently, China remains one of Iran's most important defenders on the international stage. At the same time, China has worked hard to elevate its ties with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar three of Iran's regional opponents specifically in the energy sphere. These dynamics are forcing Beijing to navigate a fine line between the competing rivals to ensure that its interests are protected, whatever the outcome of the current tensions.. - JamestownIran: Churches Forced To Stop Farsi Worship Services
On Wednesday 8th February, Maasis Mosesian, an elder of the Assemblies of God church in Tehran, was arrested at his workplace. He is understood to be detained in Gohardasht, about 20km west of Tehran. No reasons have been given for his arrest. Maasis is Armenian and is married with two children. Recall that three members of the Assemblies of God church in Ahvaz, south-west Iran, remain detained.Obama Budget: Grow Prisons And Keep Gitmo
Two other churches in Tehran, Emmanuel Protestant Church and St Peter Evangelical Church, have been ordered to cease holding Farsi language services on Fridays. The pastors were given notification of this order last week by the Ministry of Intelligence and Security, and announced the order to their congregations on Friday 10th.
Everyone else is getting cuts, but under President Obama, Federal Prisons will see a hefty increase in money. So we need more money here? Of course not!US Military Turns To Koran Burning
Top 10 Nations for incarceration
Source of second Graphic is Wikipedia; The first is The Sentencing Project.
And who makes up the most prisoners? I do not need to tell readers of Watson's Web the answer to that question. This President never misses an opportunity to hit minorities and the poor below the belt, time and time again.
I would look for more cleverly devised methods of meticulously planned 'stupidity' to be done by military leaders in order to inflame populations in Afghanistan in the hope that will trouble will grow out of control and Obama will change his mind about troop withdrawals.Lost Her Home As Still Owes Her Mortgage
Being President has just got to suck as a job, not only do you have to fight the Taliban, but you often find yourself fighting your own generals as well!
Scary thought for those who have already lost everything.Hitler Returns Incognito
25 reasons why Hitler is back and you don't see it. Why? It's more comfortable not to see it. Easier not to see it. The American people who let these things happen to their country will deserve everything the elite are preparing for them.Lost Her Home As Still Owes Her Mortgage
It will make Hitlers holocaust seem like a Sunday walk in the park. Listen folks, these Nazi's are real, they are not a figment of my or diligent researchers imaginations. They built a rock solid network after the 2nd World War that essentially today controls the western political and economic system. They can wreck nations, send them into a tail spin, close down trade, undermine currencies get laws passed in any nation they want passed that mirrors those of the Third Reich. They do it all the time and no one but a very select few has the intellectual courage to peek behind the scenes and ask the hard questions. Think about it. How do you let a Nazi General officer involved in atrocities get to the highest position at the UN. Simpletons will tell you a 'comedy of errors'. The realist will say, 'Power'.
Why is America behaving more and more like Nazi Germany? Because the Nazi's never went away. Most of them got away by American design. Let me repeat that, most of them got away, by AMERICAN DESIGN. Thousands (not hundreds) were resettled here in the US under various sundry programs. A few were scientists (which is where specious US investigations in the past have focused using the fake 'scientific usefulness' line of justificaion) others were Party hacks, SS officers, Nazi administrators. They came here to the US, on US taxpayer money, some got new identities and were free to rebuild their new empire without any real harassment from US authorities. Then many of them reorganized with hundreds of tons of Gold they moved out of Germany after the war and used their hundreds of Front companies they set up during the war to create a new Future.
That Future is just an economic crisis away.
Scary thought for those who have already lost everything.A New Bull Market?
Another great entry from Doug Noland. In the face of truly unprecedented and unimagined stimulus, it seems so strange that we are seeing such lackluster 'recovery' numbers coming out of our economic oligarchy. Is it enough to send the stock market to new heights, just in time for the November elections? They key establishmen goal? Stifle voter anger at the elite with fake economic numbers to keep the establishment in power long enough to effect another round of bailouts and 'stimulus' to the politically connected...Apple, Google Target Google's 'Privacy' Assault
...after the elections.
After Google's successful Lobbying assault on the Hill, I would look for the big boys of Tech to start working on Google. How could this be done? Hollywood scratches Apple/MS's back, and later they get theirs scratched (via lucrative movie streaming rights later). I admit I am just guessing here, but I think Hollywood is still fuming (as in red-faced 'livid') over what happened after their full court press on the Hill.Santorum Gives Speech On Satan
But if you really want to know who I think **may** be behind this if you peel away all the layers of this political onion, I will tell you, but shhhhh... It's a secret.
I think a lot of forces are going to come against Google to stir up an anti-trust investigation on them. Not that one should not be instituted on other tech firms as well, they should. But these days anit-trust investigations are not there to prevent monopolies and cartels from operating, but to ensure that those that already exist can continue to without small upstarts rocking their economic boats.
Is this guys Christianity for real? All indications are yes, it is. I talked to a guy who spent a little time one-on-one with Mr. Santorum last week and he made it plain that his faith is real and interestingly, he is running a 'poor mans' campaign. He is not rolling in money like others.Who Is The Greatest Gun Salesman On Earth?
I find his campaign most interesting in that he has been able to stifle the much better organized and moneyed Romney. I just don't think Mitt will be able to swing the crucial Christian vote, folks will stay home if he is nominated. Santorum though is going to be another matter.
Well if nothing else it is most refreshing to hear a candidate be forward with his faith and not make excuses for it when running. He clearly is NOT ashamed of the Gospel as so many others are when they get with their baby killing, warmongering, torturing, lying, stealing and devil worshipping buddies.
Kalashnikov? Smith And Wesson? Browning? The answer will surprise you. But if you really want to get to the real deal, you will find more here.Chinese Labor: Cheap No More
This situation is worthy of much more space than I can give it today.Scroogle Is Gone Forever
Sad. I liked scroogle and readers of the site know that it was how you could search Watson's Web (see upper left hand corner). How did this happen? I can only posit an educated guess. There are many of these hacker groups out there who while they make newsworthy seemingly activist hacks, they are in fact criminals who who take money (large copius amounts of money) from the largest US corporations to take down, attack and mess with those entities they do not like. Many attacks (some you have heard about and others you have not) are 'crime for hire' paid for right out of America's largest and most respected corporations to hit their competition. We are talking major software makers, Defense Contractors, Oil Companies, etc. I am not saying this is what happened to Scroogle, but Scroogles longevity was due to a backstory I do not feel led to post.Arctic Warms To Highest Levels
But I do feel I should say this. Your search history is very valuable to many companies. Scroogle's model was based on denying your searche history to anyone, even Google (though Google was able to technically bypass this safety feature of Scroogle's recently). Now, wherever you go you are going to have your searches logged, stored and with some engines, sold. There are not many ways to avoid this, not anymore. Our leaders here in the US have worked pretty hard to give major companies/corporations and campaign donors the technical advantage to rape our privacy.
They have just about succeeded.
This is probably a major issue. I am no climatologist, but from reading and listening to others, I can say that there is great concern here among some scientists. Well, when those connected with mainline news sources work pretty hard to downplay any concerns, I start to worry. It was mainline news sources that told us not to worry... just before the collapse of 2008.Energy Consumption Contradict Claims of 'Recovery'
But the head of a Russian team who are monitoring the situation has been astonished at his findings.
"Earlier, we found torch-like structures like this but they were only tens of metres in diameter. This is the first time that we've found continuous, powerful and impressive seeping structures, more than 1000m in diameter. It's amazing," Semiletov said. "I was most impressed by the sheer scale and high density of the plumes. Over a relatively small area, we found more than 100 but, over a wider area, there should be thousands." - NZ HeraldThe Ice is disappearing at a rapid rate and may be totally gone by this summer.
Say what you want, To me, this is a pretty big issue, even if the scientific community is mum about it here in the US. The following are some links for those interested in looking more into this issue.
EcoShock Radio: Arctic Emergency Global Threat
The BBC's take (the BBC has a respectable Scientific section of their site)
Fountains Of Methane 1,000km Across
Teetering On An Arctic Tipping Point
Wikipedia's Arctic Methane Page
This is a very interesting entry that kind of shows you the 'real fact' behind the US economy. Energy consumption (oil, gas, electricity) are key indicators of just how strong an economy is. If an economy is using less energy, it is not manufacturing and building. You do not get real GDP growth with contracting energy consumption. Fake GDP growth, yes. Real GDP growth, no.What Got Judge Napalitano Fired From Fox?
So while the mainline economic charlatans in the media do their best to protect the economic establishment in Washington from the wrath of voters in November with loud shouts of 'recovery', a look behind the numbers shows that their calculations are not based on fact, but on fantasy... and fear of an angry and frustrated electorate.
Watch the 5 minute Video and you will see why. Fox News? It's as 'conservative' as Nancy Pelosi and as honest as the price of darkness. I mean, look who owns it and look at the Christian leaders in its political web.
Depressed and afraid by the threats of Jezebel, even after a mighty victory in the sight of the people over the prophets of Baal, Elijah gave into self-pity. Nevertheless, God was not finished with him. God sent his angel to guide and strengthen the might prophet, who was at this time, feeling pretty low. We all get low sometimes, even Elijah. They key is to get up and keep on doing whatever the Lord tells us to do. )
PPF On Sudan: Awareness And Prayer
China Reduces US Dollar Holdings
All this in a country that has made preaching the Gospel illegal.
Something Dark Has Got Hold Of Google
Say what you will, clearly the 'National Security Boys' from DC now effectively control Google. It is censoring content now all over the world as well as here in the US. Censorship is a tool that tyrannies use, not free societies. It is sad to see Google, once a very good company become the evil the once decried. I think they went bad the day they took their company public and let Wall Street's rampant and unchecked criminality become part of their business model. Now that they Lobby pretty hard on the Hill, they must cut deals with corrupt Senators and Congressmen to avoid specious investigations and legislative browbeating. IMHO, The worst thing that can happen to a company that relies on openess of ideas and the free flow of information is to go public (issue an IPO). The way I see it, sooner or later, they will censor, prevaricate, lie, cheat and steal.
... all for money.
Governments around the world are afraid of freedom, the free flow of ideas and democratic principles. Saudi Arabia- no democracy. Syria - no Democracy. Greece- leaders call for elections and get ousted in a matter of days, not weeks. Libya - no democracy. Egypt - the dead vote... often. Bahrain - Call for 'Change' and Obama will have you shot and arrest any doctor who tries to heal you. When people call for real change they get shot dead in the streets, often with US weapons and a US 'technical adviser' telling the tyrants where and whom to shoot. Google has just shown us its true colors, though I do not think one out of a thousand will figure it out, not even Alex Jones, who should stop complaining and start using a different service or create a new one one himself. Google will eventually succumb to evil totally, completely and unreservedly if it wants to remain in business.
Look at Infowars. It must rely on small companies for its advertisement. Major Wall Street firms will not patronize him. Why? They know the power of the purse even if most American's don't. You must be in bed with the beast to benefit from the Harlot's pleasures. Thankfully, Mr. Jones has not (nor do I think he will) succumb to her beckonings. The lesson here is simple. If you really want to change the world, you will find the power of the purse is more potent that that of the ballot box. Want to make a statement? Spend as little money with corporations as you can. Cut off the cable, find out the cheapest way to deal with your banks. Pinch pennies when dealing with mega corporations don't give them so much as the dirt from under your fingernails if you don't have to. As much as possible, deal with privately held firms, family owned businesses, mom and pop stores, etc. You are not going to beat the beast with a silver bullet. But you can starve it out of its sustenance and that sustenance is money. That coupled with the sincere prayers of God's people will bring in tremendous change (for this is more a spiritual thing than an economic one). But as long as you are willing to keep feeding the beast, you really have no right to complain about how big and evil it is getting.
Google has so much potential for good but sadly when that happens every foul and corrupt businessman, politician and government will work to keep you from ever realizing your potential for that good. Governments thrive on evil and in todays world, you become evil or they drive you out of business.
The News From Gaza
Power Plant Stops Operations Due To Fuel Shortage
Israeli Jets Relatiate For Palestinian Missile Barrage
Fears Of Humanitarian Crisis In Gaza
Two Bombs Explode In Gaza Compound
Catherine Austin Fitts Interview
Post Office Seeks 50 Cent Stamp
Former Assistant Secretary of Housing under George H.W. Bush Catherine Austin Fitts blows the whistle.
Check it out, its long but you will better understand what' is really happening in the economy. This is one of the reasons why I have said, as much as possible get out of the system. You don't have to be 100 out of the system, but you can do it so you stop feeding the system that is robbing us. Ms Fitts calls it the 'tapeworm economy'.
I will grant you that for the most part the Fed has been able to keep a lid on inflation. But how long it can continue to... its the little things I watch, not the CPI. How much does it cost to fill up my tank, post a letter, buy a couple of tomatoes, a gallon of milk. That is the real test, not headlines shouted loudly on the FT or Bloomberg. Believe more what's coming out of your wallet and less what is in your newspapers.
The F-35: A Potential Buyers View
A rather interesting read for those interesting in one of America's (claimed) latest and greatest weapons systems that will cost (low ball estimate) $160 million a pop. Wikipedia has an extensive post on it. When you read this and find out about Israel's interest in them. Keep that fact in mind along with America''s 'aid' to Israel as another story further down this page today will put it in perspective.
Clinton In Running For World Bank Post
Is that the same World Bank that called for Sterilization Vans?
Yup, same folks. Hillary it seems is just not interested. I could be wrong, but my impression is that she may want to leave public life before too long. But one rumor is that Obama may dump Biden and ask Hillary to run with him. I know these rumors have been publicly denied but they appear to still have some substance to them. An Obama-Clinton ticket would be hard to beat and Hillary would be the first female VP. That will speak to a lot of women voters.
Syrian Troops Attack Damascus
Banks Tack On New Fees
So is anyone really surprised at this? I certainly am not. When I saw how the banks pretty much roll over for the banking 'reforms, I figured some kind of fix was in an this is it. Election year... candidates need money... they aren't going to go after the banks now.Obama Seeks to Increase Foreign Aid
Me thinks that a slow trend will begin to take place that has already begun. People will just leave the banks and head towards Credit Unions who are not corporate owned but member owned. They are not looking for major rises in stock prices to attract the kinds in investment that doesn't help account holders out, but rather sees them as sitting ducks to be fleeced.
Credit Unions are where my money is and while I do have some credit card accounts at major banks, it is not going to take much for me to leave them for a local credit union, even if it means a severely reduced credit line.
How do I use my cards? Wisely. Mostly for emergencies, travel and incidentals. One almost has to have one these days as if you make large purchases with cash, you might wind up at Guantanamo. So I do use credit cards for many of my retail purchases and they generally get paid off at the end of the month. That way, I am not regularly carted off to the local detention centre for interrogation when I buy a memory upgrade for my computer or a new skillet for my kitchen with a few twenty dollar bills.
So what does this mean Well, food and humanitarian aid budgets will be decreased (you read that right) and Aid to nations like Egypt and Pakistan will remain in place. But what do we mean by 'aid'? Let's get real here and stop lying to ourselves about what this 'aid' really is. Let's take a look at the aid going to Pakistan. Where does it go? Let me pass on these two graphics (from the GAO and the Congressional Research Service) that will explain Pakistan's situation.
Where does much of it go? (as of 2010)
So what are we really looking at? Lets get down to basics. The President and the State Department get together and decide to 'certify' a nation for aid. The nation then gets 'X' billions of aid from the US of which 'X' % must be spent on military hardware. They get locked into buying weapons only from the US as part of the agreement. So where do they go? Lockheed, Raytheon, General Dynamics and the likes to go on a weapons buying binge. Who foots the bill? The American taxpayer, that's who. Everybody wins, except us. The President can call weapons sales 'aid' , the Pakistanis get new toys, and the defense contractors get the cash. So it's not really aid, it is a defense industry bailout advertised as aid to a foolish American population.
Egypt? Same thing.
My take? Don't let Tommy fool you. He sells weapons that tyrants use on their own people.
Doctors 'Fire' Vaccine Refusers
It won't be long before Obama's Malthusians begin doing this under some new health care mandate. The vaccine industry is a multi-billion dollar business, much of it is descended directly from Germany's third Reich.
A decent article can also be found here. The tentacles of this beast are far wider than just about anyone imagines. Oil, drugs Software. It is still here, even more powerful than it was under Hitler. Why can't folks see it? They're too busy watching Madonna do her dance to satan on the most watched event on TV to care. These occultists do their devil worship right before your eyes and most folks are too dumbed down to figure it out!
Truly the world is just about ready for the last 42 months of this age where...
And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Interacial Marriages Hit New High
An interesting trend that shows slowly the spectre of racism is dying out. But as the article says... We still have a long way to go. These days (I hate to sound too cynical here) marriage is more about wealth and earning power than God, race and culture. If you don't believe me, find out what the first subject is when couples talk about divorce...
Is Western Democracy A Facade?
Recent events in Greece and Italy have created more skepticism of the West’s claim to be democratic. Two elected European prime ministers, George Papandreou of Greece and Silvio Berlusconi of Italy, were forced to resign over the sovereign debt issue....Papandreou lasted only 10 days after announcing on October 31, 2011, that he would let the Greek voters decide in a referendum whether or not to accept the austerity being imposed on the Greek people from the outside. - Paul Craig Roberts
Mr. Roberts hits the nail on the head. Western Democracy is more of a way to fool the people into believing that they have a say in major decisions. They really don't. The elite, not the people control both parties in America which is why it is impossible to expect anything different from the Clinton's, Bush's, McCain's Obama's and Romeny's of the world. They do not serve us, they lie and deceive us at election time but they do not serve we the people. They serve those with millions to put into their coffers.
100,000 Trapped In Homs
Will Scotland Gain Independence From Britain?
Hard to say. But I look at the UK a once strong Christian nation that now is turning back more and more to paganism and witchcraft. The UK high court just ruled that it is illegal to pray in town councils. I am not shocked. The UK is doing the 'Devil's shuffle', making itself more accommodating to Islam and Paganism and shuffling Christianity out the door.The result? Social disorder, fiscal crisis and a possible break up of the realm.
He who shakes hands with the devil will always have a hell to pay.
And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, saying, We have sinned against thee, both because we have forsaken our God, and also served Baalim. And the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Did not I deliver you from the Egyptians, and from the Amorites, from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines? The Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, did oppress you; and ye cried to me, and I delivered you out of their hand. Yet ye have forsaken me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more. Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.
TBN: Working For Mammon of Christ?
Private Chauffeurs, A $50 Million jet, huge Mansions are all part of the TBN controversy.
I do not llike speaking so harshly about the large financially well off ministries, but the time as really come to examine the fruit and work of these men and women who take millions of dollars from struggling Christians in tithes and offerings. TBN seemed to be OK for a long time but as the money came in, they started to stray and stray badly, evicting ministries for teaching biblical truths.
Brothers, if you really want to know where a persons heart is, find out how they behave with money.
America's Homeless Resort To Tent Cities
The MSM may not be talking about what is happening out there in t he real world, but the simple fact is, many ,many Americans are in dire straits and no one in the state Houses or at the Federal Level is doing anything substantive to alleviate the situation.
What is it like? Here is a little piece from the Tampa Bay Times that may give you an idea of how difficult it is, how some help and others in power work pretty hard to make things difficult.
600 Dead In Europe's Great Freeze
Covert War Between Israel And Iran Escalates
Germany Refuses To Sign ACTA
And our President signed this treaty without Senate ratification. Get the impression that Obama has a pretty deep contempt for our democratic processes? Put enough money in his coffers and he will sign anything.The Virus That Ate Farmwars
As long as it gives more power and money to the corporations and banks who are screwing up this country as they stick it to the little guy.
Folks... the 'O' has gotta go! He has been an unmitigated disaster for freedom, democracy, human rights, constitutional rights, religious rights and justice. But as bad as he is, the American people for the most part deserve no better and certainly won't get it in 2012. Why?
Follow the money, it predicts the future of American politics with 99% accuracy.
Sad to see this happen to a site as good as this one. This is one reason I just do not use Windows on my work computers. Windows is prone to viruses and little unbeknown to most folks, some of these virus companies have been caught... creating and distributing viruses! My experience has taught me this: I do not trust any of the major Windows based security software companies. You may do what you wish, I do not trust them. Yes, I run windows on my old clunker XP box and do have a dual boot laptop that gets booted into Windows less and less these days, but security and windows? I see the two words as an oxymoron. I think that proprietary software depends too much on 'trust' of the code that you never get to see and frankly you just never know what kinds of hooks are buried into their OS's by design just so that you can destroy your competition using 'crimeware' buried into the OS.
Recently an up and coming company was installing updates to its system and the updates crashed the system and destroyed many thousands of dollars worth of Hardware as well. The company that provided the update refuses to pay any damages. The updates seem to have been 'specially targeted' at this new company to destroy their future revenue generating potential.
Look, I am just laying out the harsh realities that you are not going to hear in your major advertiser bankrolled Tech magazines. Automatic updates to my system?
When hell freezes over!
Russia Accuses West Of Arming Syrian Rebels
Is Russia right or just deflecting criticism for her blocking of the UN resolution? It is hard to be certain, but it certainly has the ring of truth about it. Clearly the US is going to embark on some kind of action and clearly she is going to do something in Syria. My guess is that the DOD is probably going to take the lead here and will probably, like they did in Libya, mess things up totally and give Al Qaeda yet another strategically important nation. As I mentioned in the last update on Syria (scroll down), you just never know who you are really giving arms to when you 'arm the rebels'. They may start out as moderate, and then later turn into radicals linked with AQ or other terrorist organizations. There are several YouTube video's up that show the activities of the 'Free Syrian Army'.
Yet the US and Iraq officials have been quick to deny these rumors and blame the new swath of arms on Al Qaeda in Iraq. This bolsters Assad's contention that they are largely responsible for the uprisings in Syria. Al Qaeda sees an opportunity in Syria is is moving ahead to take it.
I shudder to think where this is all going to lead, I really do as Assad's and his generals are as kill happy as Saddam was at his very worst. Obervers France24 has some great video's on just how much damage we have seen. You can also Google up Syira Homs at You Tube and get some excellent amateur video as well. There are other very telling video's up in Arabic .I have the URL's but hesitate to post them because they are obviously produced by the Free Syrian Army and which appear to have AQ llinks. Since I cannot understand Arabic and have no idea what these men are saying, I have decided not to post them. These days, here in Post Constitutional America, even posting such a link could be construed as 'material support to terrorism'. Yes, it is true there are people in jail today for no other crime than linking to a video on YouTube. If I post these and link to them and you watch it, you too may get into trouble. Reporting the news has truly become a crime in Obama's America.
The more I look at the situation in Syria the more I have to agree with the Patriarch of Antioch. He said that what we need is the regime to change, not 'regime change'. I do not think any of these new groups are going to bring peace and security to Syria. We should have learned that when you see a nation based in Islamic culture, with strong tribal loyalties running though political groups and factions that usually, a 'strong man' leading the nation is about the only way to keep the country together. Think about Saddam and how he kept power with all of those tribes in Iraq, he used every conceivable form of repression, but this has been the history of the Ba'ath Party. This I think is the real rub between the repression that we see in Syria, that gets condemned by the US and the repression we see in Bahrain, that gets US support. The crimes and violence are not really the issue, except to extract attention getting headlines to demonstrate a feigned concern for the people your soon-to-be installed strong man will slaughter when he comes to power. The issue I think can be summed up in Wikipedia's entry on the Ba'ath Party. I will highlight the important parts.
The Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party (Arabic: حزب البعث العربي الاشتراكي Hizb Al-Ba'ath Al-'Arabi Al-Ishtiraki) was a ba'athist political party mixing Arab nationalist and Arab socialist interests, opposed to Western imperialism, and calling for the renaissance or resurrection and unification of the Arab world into a single state. Ba'ath is also spelled Ba'th or Baath and means "rebirth," "resurrection," "restoration," or "renaissance" (reddyah). Its motto—"Unity, Liberty, Socialism" (wahda, hurriya, ishtirakiya)—refers to Arab unity, and freedom from non-Arab control and interference. - WikipediaNow lets take a look at America's actions in Iraq, since for the most part, unlike Syria, they have largely come to completion.
The Education system in Iraq, prior to 1991, was one of the best in the region, with over 100% Gross Enrolment Rate for primary schooling and high levels of literacy, both of men and women. The Higher Education, especially the scientific and technological institutions, were of an international standard, staffed by high quality personnel. - UNESCO
Until the 1990s, Iraq had perhaps the best university system in the Middle East. Saddam Hussein's regime used oil revenues to underwrite free tuition for Iraqi university students -- churning out doctors, scientists, and engineers who joined the country's burgeoning middle class and anchored development. Although political dissent was strictly off-limits, Iraqi universities were professional, secular institutions that were open to the West, and spaces where male and female, Sunni and Shia mingled. Also the schools pushed hard to educate women, who constituted 30 percent of Iraqi university faculties by 1991. (This is, incidentally, better than Princeton was doing as late as 2009.) With a reputation for excellence, Iraqi universities attracted many students from surrounding countries -- the same countries that are now sheltering the thousands of Iraqi professors who have fled US-occupied Iraq.
- Hugh Gusterson (George Mason University)
What has been America's Role? Well, since the invasion....
Writers, doctors and university professors are hunted down and killed. Entrepreneurs and engineers are kidnapped for lucrative ransoms. And the symbols of Iraq's intellectual heritage — its bookstores, libraries, museums and archeological sites — have been plundered and burned.
More than 200 Iraqi academics, 110 physicians and 76 journalists have been killed since Hussein's fall, according to figures compiled by government ministries and professional associations. Thousands of others have fled the country. - LA Times
You can find a list of assassinated Iraqi Academics here and find some more info on how Iraq was effectively being deconstructed under US occupation. Now let us be clear, I am in no way going to glorify the Ba'ath party in Iraq or Syria, whose brutally knew no bounds especially under Saddam.
Saddam immediately moved against his rivals, including over 500 high-ranking Ba’athists and supporters of al-Bakr. In one infamous act he staged the forced confessions of senior party officials accused of treason. These confessions, taped with the conspirator’s family held hostage, were shown before the assembled political body. In true theatric fashion, President Hussein wept as additional conspirators were exposed and solemnly marched out of the assembly hall. For final effect Hussein ordered the execution of the prisoners by a firing squad made up of senior party leaders. 2 This murderous act cemented his bond to the remaining party leaders and effectively removed potential challengers.My point here is more fundamental; Is the US intervention in Syria designed to stop the terror in Syria and break the iron chains of dictators, or is it to install leaders who are just as morally bankrupt into Syria (as we saw with Maliki in Iraq) but who will keep the nation firmly in the US sphere of influence using the same methods to hold power? The simple truth is US sponsored regimes are just as, if not more repressive than those they are trying to replace. Saudi Arabia is a perfect example.
Under Saddam Hussein the Ba’ath party consolidated its grip on every aspect of Iraqi society. He created a Stalinist-like state security system and ruled through fear, brutality, and intimidation. He tightened party control over the economy through state control of industry and centralized economic planning. Hussein also implemented reforms to replace senior military leaders with civilians he could trust. Over time Saddam turned to clans, tribes, and family ties as a means of adding further safeguards to the overall security of his regime. With these measures Hussein reduced opposition and tied all senior leaders of the party more closely to himself. The new Ba’ath ideology was no longer concerned with socialism, Arab unity or the struggle against imperialism; it was now focused around whatever Saddam wished it to be.
Under Saddam the Ba’ath Party was organized as a grassroots level political party that saturated every aspect of Iraqi life. The basic structure was formed from a neighborhood organization called the Khaliyaa (Party Cell) with 3-7 members. The Firqa (Party Division) consisted of several party cells and served as the primary means to organize the bureaucracy and the military. The Shu’ba (Section) was based on 2-5 party divisions controlling a county or large city quarter. The Far’ (Party Branch) functioned at the provincial level and was usually composed of two sections. The Regional Command (Qutriyya) exercised national level leadership while the National Command was the link to international movements. Power was exercised through the Regional Leadership (RL) and the Revolutionary Command Council (RCC), however, the “Supreme Leader” was the ultimate party voice. Saddam controlled a party organization that was completely submissive to him alone and by 1990 it included about 50,000 party leaders and two million supporters.
As he consolidated power, Saddam and his key assistants turned to the Soviet model for developing a security system that kept order through repression and terror. This system was a series of overlapping and compartmentalized agencies which efficiently gathered information on the Iraqi citizenry. Just as important, they monitored the activities of all other intelligence and security agencies. This system allowed Hussein to ply one state service against another and prevent any agency from developing too much power.
- US Army War College
Detainees, including children, are commonly the victims of systematic violations of due process and fair trial rights, including arbitrary arrest and torture and ill-treatment in detention. Saudi judges routinely sentence defendants to thousands of lashes.
Judges can order arrest and detention, including of children, at their discretion. Children can be tried and sentenced as adults if physical signs of puberty exist. It was unclear whether the law setting the age of majority at 18, passed by the Shura Council in 2008 but not yet enacted, would apply to criminal justice matters.
Authorities rarely inform suspects of the crime with which they are charged, or of the supporting evidence. Saudi Arabia has no penal code and prosecutors and judges largely define criminal offenses at their discretion. In April the Council of Senior Religious Scholars in principle approved codification of Sharia. During interrogation detainees are not assisted by lawyers; they face excessive pretrial delays and difficulty examining witnesses or presenting evidence at trial. The Shura Council in January approved, but the government at this writing has not enacted, a law to provide defendants with legal assistance free of charge. - Human Rights Watch
Our state Department says, 'we support democracy protests, we want to make sure that protesters have the tools they need to demonstrate peacefully'. But out of the other side of America's mouth...
As the Arab Spring unfolded last year, protesters in the streets saw something startling about the tools of repression being used on them. The Humvees, tanks, helicopters were from the US government; the canisters of chemical agents used to attack them said, "Made in the USA." - Common Dreams
Replacing one mad man (or men) with another (like in Iraq and Libya) is simply not a mistake we should repeat. I am also deeply concerned about the large Christian population in Syria, who have been treated well in Syria under Assad. Syria even took in many thousands of refugee's from Iraq when Islamic groups were persecuting, kidnapping and holding for ransom and killing Christians with almost no protest from the Obama administration and in fact, punishing those Christians who were forced to pay ransoms in order to free loved ones by denying them asylum into the US. America's anti-terror policies are great at hitting the little people who hate terrorists as much as we (say we) do, but never gets to the tap root of terror. Instead, we sell 30 billion dollars in arms to the very tap root of Al Qaeda. Grated, the problem is complex and we must not oversimplify it but still, the links are clear and incontrovertible and the entire US establishment knows it and refuses to do anything about it... except sell them billions of dollars worth of our top weapons systems.
America needs to really think twice about replacing Assad. If I were in the White House I would work with Russia and China to act in way to bring some sense of sanity to Assad's actions inside Syria and get him to start listening to his people instead of killing them.
I cannot help but look at what is happening in Syria and thinking about one key old t estament prophecy that has not yet come to pass.
The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts. And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim. Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel. At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images. In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:What is interesting here is that the prophecy of Aroer appears to have been largely fulfilled., as these pictures demonstrate. But there were two other cities that are called Aroer. The Prophecy about Israel (Ephraim) not completely fulfilled and I think it is as telling a prophecy as that of Damascus. Below are some maps one of the 12 tribes of Israel (where you can locate Ephraim and the other Aroer.
Courtesy BibleAtlas.com And Wikipedia
What we see here is a prophecy that is directed both at Israel Damascus and parts of modern Jordan. There have stark similarities between these versus and those in the book of Zachariah.
The burden of the word of the LORD in the land of Hadrach, and Damascus shall be the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the LORD. And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise. And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets. Behold, the Lord will cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire. Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.
Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet. Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail. How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy! Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD of hosts. And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad.Interestingly, the term plain of Aven means 'plain of idols'.
Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron: But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad. I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD. Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom: But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:
The same as H205; idolatry; Aven, the contemptuous synonym of three places, one in Coele Syria, one in Egypt (On), and one in Palestine (Bethel): - Aven. See also H204, H1007.
The House of Eden means house of Pleasure
H1040Here is a snippet of what K&D commentary says.
From H1004 and H5730; house of pleasure; Beth-Eden, a place in Syria: - Beth-eden.
The supposition that it is a city is also favoured by the analogy of the other threatenings, in which, for the most part, cities only are mentioned. Others understand by it the valley near Damascus, or the present Bekaa between Lebanon and Antilibanus, in which Heliopolis was always the most distinguished city, - K&D Commentary
You may find this link as well, most relevant.
Granted, some commentators will disagree that all of these things are to be fulfilled in the future. I tend to agree and certainly will not argue and am not going to write a book about it today. But I also must say that I am convinced that much of them have yet to be fulfilled. I think we would be wise to remember these following facts as well when we read of such horrendous punishments to come for many 'baby Christians' (who have known the lord for 10 or so years and still are drinking spiritual milk and eating at the spiritual equivalent of Gerber's) still cannot reconcile God's love with his wrath and punishment. This 'sin' thing is extremely serious as is its remedy.
When sin is not forgiven, it is not forgotten. God remembers and will repay in ways that most Christians have not yet fully comprehended or sadly acknowledged. If they did they would be more concerned for the lost and would take more care for their own lukewarm souls. They may have been touched by God's grace but fail to understand his wrath. The sins of old can be visited on those born later who refuse God's gift of love and forgiveness. Here are three versus from the OT that show you how God deals with sin. The first for the redeemed, the second for those who forsake their birthright among the redeemed, the third for the entire world, which lies in the power of sin.
God will make a full end of sin and evil and will not forget the evils done 2500 years or 25 minutes ago. The only way to avoid the punishment that is coming to our troubled planet for its sins is in the last days 'ark', even Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead and who offers all small and great, forgiveness of sin. Those who are punished had a choice and chose not to repent and be forgiven.
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
Thus saith the LORD unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.
The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
Damascus, Gaza, The Bekka Valley (Lebanon) dear readers these places are in our news today often directly related to their relations with Israel. Damascus? Headlines every day. Our world is on the cusp of some serious changes and prophetic fulfillment. May you do as you are commanded and WATCH in this late our and not be found wanting, slumbering and your lamp without oil.
In closing, here is an interesting link you may find helpful.
The Stench Of Death Is On The Presbyterian Church, USA
Members of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando voted overwhelmingly Sunday to break away from the Presbyterian Church (USA) to join the conservative Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). - GCM Watch
The Western Church is in Crisis, but this writer thinks that God is going to bring a lot of good out of it. In short I see the tares and the wheat being slowly driven one from the other and sodomy is the wedge issue that is bringing that separation. Those who know enough about God know that you do not invite abominations into the assembly and an unrepentant 'gay pastor' is a spiritual abomination.
But it is sad in my view that other sins as well that have not been rebuked from the pulpit are driving those who want God from those who want false religion. In this, I can see much good in this crisis. Those who love false religion will remain in false assemblies, those who know God will depart, not allowing the dust from that place to cleave onto the soles of their feet.
Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
Real Christians will give testimony that the deeds of those who belong to the whole movement in the Church to accept homosexuality as normal and acceptable to God is a deliberate and satanic distortion of God's Message of forgiveness. Forgiveness only comes with acknowledgment of ones actions as being sinful, coupled with repentance from those evil deeds. We are not talking spiritual perfection in an instant, but a real quantifiable, observable change in spiritual direction that continues to sanctify the believer with the aid of the Holy Spirit.
What are we talking about here? Do we have any examples of those who go into the Church and tempt, encourage or teach the acceptance and glorification of sex sins? (see Rev 2:20). Brothers, this is the road to apostasy and much of the church is heading down that road with break neck speed.
Yet brethren let me reiterate here that we are in no wise to reject any sinner to is desirous of repentance and fellowship with the Church. God loves us all and will lead many a repentant Homosexual to him. Our job is not to judge how they once lived but encourage them on how they should live as members of the Body of Christ.
Dating Sites Info: What Goes Up, Never Comes Down
Mystery Illness Kills Thousands InCentral America
24 thousand killed so far
Sterilization Vans Envisioned By World Bank
When you see our President doing what he can to make sure religious institutions pay for and provide contraceptives you can better understand why after you read this article. Population control is very much part of the elite agenda. You can read the original World Bank Report Here. Population control, I might add, targeted at 'third world' (dark skinned, non-Aryan) peoples.Greece Sees New Clashes As Another Austerity Bill Is Debated
This is still very much part of the elite plan, the reduction of global population by several billion people. Does the Bible give us any indication of how successful they will be?
And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
The word Pestilences here is the greek word Loimos. Here is what Strongs Concordance says about it.
G3061 λοιμός (loimos) [loy-mos'] - Of uncertain affinity; a plague (literally the disease, or figuratively a pest): - pestilence (-t).Be not surprised at these things, nor be shocked when unregenerate churchmen with PhD's cannot discern the times nor understand what the devil's real target is. They will never understand. But we who have been given the Spirit of God understand and know that while the devil may be loose, God is still on the throne!
So far 45 buildings are on fire in Athens. The EU (read Germany) is keeping the pressure up on Greece. Meanwhile dire warnings are being given to 'rebels' if the bailout package is not approved. In short, the Greek leader says default would lead to disaster in Greece. The protesters are telling the government to 'leave the country'.Arabs Seek Safety In Dollars
But who is really pushing Greece into Austerity, which will surely come?
Deutchland, Deutchland uber alles, that's who. Yes, the Germans surely have a point, the cannot keep sinking money into Greece. It is a great line that simplifies a very complicated problem that is not all Greece's fault, but who are being made to pay for their sins and the sins of the EU establishment who kept 'overlooking' Greece's fiscal problems for almost a decade.
Those in a position to know have intimated to me that there is a fairly (but not totally) credible rumor that Merkel always keeps a little cryptogram with her that when deciphered spells out...
Food for Thought.
Despite the fact we are massively in debt, the world still sees the dollar as the place to be in dangerous times.
Genetically Modified Mosquito's To Be Unleashed In Florida
Created by U.K.-based insect eradication company Oxitec, the GM mosquitos have been created with an added gene that, unless they are given the antibiotic tetracycline, will automatically kill them. When they mate with wild mosquitos, these GM mosquitos also pass on this gene to the offspring, which is intended to gradually decrease the population of wild mosquitos over time.
Europe Acts Up Over ACTA
Merkel Urges China To Invest In Germany
This is a trend to watch, the amount of cross national investment between these two economic behemoths and seeing how much China is able to woo Germany out of the US sphere and into the growing E7 sphere of political and economic influence. No one is talking abut it now, but a few pieces of the puzzle are not part of the blogosphere.
The shift in economic, followed by politico-Military power away from US dominance is on. It is real and it is likely to accelerate for the rest of the decade.
South Sudan: Briefing On Jonglei Violence
Several clashes involving thousands of combatants in South Sudan's Jonglei state have highlighted the volatility of the world's newest country, affecting some 140,000 people. A major new offensive has been announced to start in early March.Who Killed Whitney Houston?
“Whitney Houston is just one of countless Americans who are victims of Big Pharma, an industry that cares far more about corporate profits than it does about the lives of real people. And today, we have lost yet another iconic American artist whose life was cut short by addiction, prescription drugs and the entire “medication culture” that exists in America today,” - Mike Adams (Naural news)
The coroner says...
And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison. 21 But Jehovah was with Joseph, and showed kindness unto him, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. 23 The keeper of the prison looked not to anything that was under his hand, because Jehovah was with him; and that which he did, Jehovah made it to prosper.
- Gen 39:21-23
Despite being falsely accused, Joseph was cast into jail. Even then, God's hand was with him and prospered him. Because of his faithfulness to God, he rose to one of the highest offices in Egypt and was able to save his family from famine. If we are faithful to God, he will be faithful to us. They key? Faith and obedience.
Thank God! Obama To Change Birth Control Rule
In what looks like a 180 degree turn around for religious employees, the President will now accommodate religious employees over birth control methods. The accommodation while not perfect, should reduce concerns by religious organizations.
Thank you, Mr. President! I just hope this is just not some cheap re-election ploy that you will attempt to 'change' if you are re-elected.
Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.The Lord was not pleased with this woman. Thankfully the Church itself was known for its good works and love and the Lord's rebuke was not directed at the entire assembly.
Greeks Fight Hospital 'Superbug'
Drug resistant strain of bacteria.
NASA Seeks To Go Green
Great news and I hope much, much more of the US and its infrastructure can do the same. But when you see trends like this, you can be assured that someone with deep pockets is going to fight you tooth and nail.
Syria: Blasts Hit Security HQ In Allepo
Egypt: Muslims Attempt To 'Purge' Christians In Village
Kidnappings Highlight Weakness In China's Overseas Security
In the space of 24 hours starting January 31, disgruntled Egyptians in the Sinai Peninsula kidnapped and then released 25 Chinese factory workers in an effort to get Cairo to pay attention to the chaotic situation on the peninsula (China News Service, February 1). The news came hard on the heels of the abduction in Sudan of 29 Chinese construction workers, who were working in the restive South Kordofon region for China’s Power Construction Corporation (CPCC). - Jamestown Foundation
The Drones Are Coming, The Drones Are Coming!
Privacy advocates say the measure (New FAA bill) will lead to widespread use of drones for electronic surveillance by police agencies across the country and eventually by private companies as well.Pepsi To Cut 8700 Jobs
Here is how Infowars leads into the story...
The Department of Homeland Security plans to spend up to $50 million dollars on a spy system that has been used to hunt insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan for the purposes of “emergency and non-emergency incidents” within the United States...
... The FAA predicts that by 2020 there could be up to 30,000 drones in operation nationwide. - Inforwars
Kinda get an idea who the government now sees as the 'enemy'? No more crooked contracts to fight wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, so they plan on fighting a new war right here in America. Keep on taking rights and freedoms away from th people, rob them of their homes via illegal foreclosures, let the banks rob peoples accounts on broad daylight, deliberately angering the population and... oula!... you have a new war to fight and billions of new 'war' dollars to spend. Too 'over the top' a scenario for you to swallow? I can only say....
...live a little longer, you'll see.
Listen dear readers, there is a major battle being fought behind the scenes about defense and energy dollars. So when you see stories like this start asking some questions. Who will get rich? Who is donating to whom to make this happen? How many drones are we talking about? Will they run on petroleum products? How long before they start flying 'kill drones' over US skies and assasinating Americans without trial in Los, Angeles, Nogales, Detroit, Atlanta, San Antonio...
Perhaps you can better understand that there is no possible way I would even consider voting for Obama who never saw a GOP plan to rob our rights and treasury he didn't like and support with his Presidential pen. Why am I so hard on him? I dislike liars and promise breakers. They cannot be trusted and should not be placed in positions of trust. God hates liars too and will place every one into place of torment.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
The President will not be able to say he was not warned. Hell is a place, not a metaphor and real people go there, every single day. I pray he does repent, I really do. But I am realistic enough to know that a man who does not want to change his ways, probably won't.
'Dr. Death' Sends Arms To Torturers
California, NY Sign On To Foreclosure Deal
According to published reports, the 'get out of jail' free clauses for the banks are not longer present in a way that stops pending state suites, but once again, that is ONLY according to published reports, knowing the deceitfulness of this administration, we will have to read the fine print to make sure this is so. But according (once again to establishment news) reports, the Immunity granted is pretty limited. Those who lost their homes via fraud are still only likely to get a check amounting to one months rent for having their homes illegally seized.
Well given Washington's wicked ways, this is probably about as realistic a settlement we could expect. Still, those who lost their homes are still without them, with a serious ding on their credit and now get a check that will pay March''s and half of April's rent.
Say what you will, the banks got off cheap and 'Joe Sixpac' got screwed and this once again is typical Obama. This settlement is really a stealth bailout for the banks. That 26 billion? Very little of it is really the banks money, most of it is YOUR money... going TO THE BANKS! Why should we hate this settlement?
Here are twelve reasons
Here is Something You Will Never See In America
WSJ Says Pro-ACTA Forces Helped Drive Anti-ACTA Reactions
Keep in mind the the WSJ is owned by Ruppert Murdoch and he was and is a vocal ACTA-SOPA supporter. Keep in mind that Murdoch's Empire is paying out hundreds of thousands of pounds in 'settlements' to people when their journalists with Police help hacked the phones of Stars and key politico's in the UK.Merkel Opens Up EU Door To China
When you hear a Murdoch publication cry about 'crime' and 'theft', keep this most relevant fact in mind.
The significance of the warming of German Chinese ties does not deserve comment. I have talked long enough on this. Perhaps when the dust settles and we get a better look at the kinds of agreements that actually come into play (open and secret), we will see just how deeply this is going to effect the Transatlantic Partnership.
Asia Times as a decent piece here.
Christians Fear Being Dragged Into Syrian Violence
Here is an interesting interview with the Patriarch of Antioch Catholic.
Baptist: Christians Will Go To Jail Over Obama's 'Health' Plan
Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), told LifeSiteNews.com “we will not comply” with the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ mandate requiring religious institutions to cover abortifacient products such as Plan B, Ella, and the IUD.
“We want the law changed, or else we’re going to write our letters from the Nashville jail, just like Dr. King wrote his from the Birmingham jail,” Dr. Land said. - LifesiteNews
Dr. Land is right, Obama has declared war on God; not the God of Muslims, many of whom he has invited into his administration to advise him, but the the God of the Bible and Christians in particular. Well, I am ot surprised. Putting Christians in jail, isn't that what a Muslim President would want to do? They're doing it all over the world these days. I am not saying he is a Muslim. I am saying that this is exactly what a Muslim President would do.
The President has been listening to satan too long and one will one day pay for it with his soul if he does not repent, quickly, fully and completely.
A Press Without Principles
Short insightful piece on the state of Western 'establishment' Journalism and why it is increasingly becoming irrelevant, though still quite dangerous to our freedoms. While it is true that most people do not know what is going on in our world, most are smart enough to know that what they get in their newspapers and cable news isn't true and almost never deals in real issues. So they turn it off. The 'information monopoly that was once part and parcel of the Establishment's hold on power is being broken and is being exposed for what it is; a prostitute who tells lies for the highest bidder.
Is President Obama Secretly Negotiating A New Secret ACTA?
For a man who wanted to have the most open administration in history and campaigned on that theme, he has been more obsessed with secrecy than Bush. I think most independents like me (who will make or break the next election) are going to say in November...Vote Fraud Appears In Nevada Caucus
...Anyone but Obama.
Romney or Santorum may not be loved, but people are not going to forget the constant betrayals of Obama. In short, Romeny-Santorum may be very bad news but they may not be as bad as Obama has been these past four years.
This is not the first time Nevada has had fraud. This is what millions of dollars and nefarious backing can buy you. The right connections can get you in. Keep this in mind as well... Florida is a state that has had serious voting irregularities in the past, or don't you remember? Forget about party affiliation; you got the cash, elections can be bought. This is the dirty underside of what can only be called the American political machine. We are talking equal opportunity corruptors who will throw elections for money, either upfront or after they the candidate gets elected in the form of bills to be passed. But it appears that Democrats need not apply unless they are party leaders and in a position to stop or mitigate Democratic opposition to key bills in the House or Senate that the GOP want passed. Think war funding, Patriot Act and the likes. Democratic leaders are always the first to rally the troops in support of these kinds of odious monstrosities, despite widespread opposition in their voting base.
Listen, not all of that money these candidates get goes into ads. They go to 'consultants' who can make things like this happen. How can they get away with it? Only the FEC is allowed to investigate instances of Vote fraud and irregularities. But the FEC is totally corrupt. One of my best sources has made it clear crystal clear (with no equivocation) that some of the commissioners are taking in $247,000 a quarter FROM FOREIGN ENTITIES to do exactly nothing when these things happen? Some are also working hand in hand with the GOP to undermine elections laws.
Listen to me, this is a scandal that can be laid 100% on Obama's doorstep. Let me quote from a letter that CREW sent to the President.
Currently, five of the six FEC Commissioners sit as lame duck Commissioners, whose terms have expired and who are ineligible for re-appointment, but who can continue to serve on the Commission until replacements have been nominated by you and confirmed by the Senate. During the 2008 presidential campaign you unequivocally recognized the problems at the FEC and the need for new Commissioners. In response to questions raised in September, 2007 by the Midwest Democracy Alliance, you responded:
I believe that the FEC needs to be strengthened and that individuals named to the Commission should have a demonstrated record of fair administration of the law and an ability to overcome partisan biases. My initial goal as president will be to determine whether we can make the FEC more effective through appointments. What the FEC needs most is strong, impartial leadership that will promote integrity in our election system.
You further responded at that time
As president, I will appoint nominees to the Commission who are committed to enforcing our nation’s election laws.
However, with the exception of one unsuccessful attempt in 2009, you have failed as
President to nominate any individual to replace any of the five lame duck FEC Commissioners.
Nothing will change at the FEC until you begin the process by exercising your executive
branch responsibility to nominate new FEC Commissioners. In this sense, the national scandal at
the FEC is currently your responsibility. - CREW's Letter to the President
If things have gotten worse on this front it can be laid solely on the Presidents doorstop. I have heard that this President is very concerned about the China threat and is mobilizing his National Security posture to counter that threat. But here is the gaping hole in our defenses; namely the way we elect our National Security decision makers. When you have people at this level taking what can only be called bribes from foreign entities and the only thing the President does is make national security noises in an election year, you have to wonder where his loyalties really lie.Santorum Picks Up Three Wins
He knows that the two biggest donors into US elections for the 2012 cycle from overseas right now are in this order; China and the Mexican Drug Cartels. But he ensures that election fraud and corruption continue by his refusal to do his job. America cannot remain strong and free if our elections can be hijacked by mobsters and spies and billions (yes, tens of billions) are funneled into the US elections system from our strategic foes and criminal gangs to candidates of all levels.
Do your Job, Mr. President or go back to Chicago and let someone else do it.
It ain't over till the fat lady sings and she hasn't even awoken from her afternoon nap.
Mexico: Christian Missionaries Face Security Challenges
Housing Market Continues Descent Into Vortex
All this talk about a recovery is just that, for the most part, just talk and cooked up statistics designed to fool the foolish. Don't let mainline economic publications fool you into making bad decisions based on their political leanings and fictitious and mendacious economic numbers.
Get all the facts before you make major financial decisions. Hope, BLS stats or financial news cheerleading to get their candidate elected does not and will not put food on the table or pay the bills.
Be wise and remember that the MSM's main job is not to inform, increasingly it is to misinform, withhold vital data and drive public opinion into directions their masters want it driven. Their job is to tell you there is a recovery even when millions are still out of work or in jobs that pay less than half what they made before the crisis. The MSM will never predict financial chaos. They did not predict it in 2008 with the entire financial system almost collapsed because their job is to calm you and ensure you keep your money in a place where it is easy to steal it. It is not inform to you.
I think as the months roll on you would be most wise to remember these things. The liars who lied before are still doing the same job as liars that they had before the crisis.
Why is this important? Because all the Cheerleading in the world is not going to fix this.
Why Is Global Shipping Slowing Down So Dramatically?
This is an issue I have been watching carefully for the past couple of months. I look at th Baltic dry index and check out the latest shipping headlines over at NewsNow.uk.
Yet the link above is a very good read and really shows you why any talk of recovery is just pundits blowing smoke in our eyes. They are trying to convince you of the competence of the Washington establishment's ability to solve an ongoing economic crisis they have absolutely no intention of solving. There are also some excellent links inside this piece as well. If you want to look at just one of the reasons why any talk of recovery is just political propaganda, take some time and read this and click on the links.
Federal Court: Your Votes Don't Matter
Frankly the Federal Courts should not get involved here. Why? Because Marriage is and always has been a State level issue. SCOTUS should vacate/overturn this ruling and hand it back to the California Supreme Court and leave it there for good. But the temptation for a Federal Judge to interfere and make a landmark ruling is probably too great for him to consider this inconvenient fact.
If Bush Changed Parties, Race And Gender...
...What would he sound like? The fearmongering you once heard from the GOP is now part and parcel of the Democrats. The real issue is not Security.
It's all those DHS dollars... they might wind up in GOP connected firms.
Replacing TSA workers with private security personnel will if anything increase the safety of traveling Americans because better trained screeners will be able to concentrate on genuine threats to security, and not 85-year-old women’s colostomy bags, baby’s diapers, and veterans with surgical implants.
Indeed, the TSA has cultivated a reputation of being proficient when it comes to harassing and abusing innocent Americans at checkpoints, while falling down on the job when it comes to missing loaded guns, swords, knives and other weapons. - Infowars
Truthfully, I rarely fly and the main reason is the whole DHS search thing. It is degrading and I just don't think it has really done anything to enhance flight security. It just angers a lot of Americans who are tired of being treated like criminals just because they want to fly home and see Granny.
But I am not cheering this decision as Alex Jones is. I think the TSA is bad but can you imagine the TSA's Viper Teams operating as private contractors within the US?
You think we have abuses now?
Satanism At The SuperBowl?
The pictures speak for themselves. The Devils hooks are much deeper in this nations entertainment industry, political and economic system than 99% of Americans want to even think about imagining.
Archbishop Of Greece Warns Of Social Upheaval
He warns of deep upheaval if more austerity measures are imposed. Well, right now Greece is toying with the idea of defaulting on their debts. Why? Well the back story is the real story. There is a paper that has not been released to the general public that is an ultimatum to essentially force the Greeks to surrender their national sovereignty to get this, Germany, who really holds all the economic cards in the EU.So either the Greeks become a Reich protectorate of Germany, or they default on their debts and slip into grinding poverty.Merkel A Devout Christian?
Conquest with debt, not Panzers.
Few will see it for I tell you all now the devil is a master deceiver. He really is and most Christians (Catholics And Protestants) have been deceived by him in more ways than they will ever know. Why can they not see? Because in their soul of souls, they do not want to see or know; they love their religion (Churches, man-made doctrines, buildings and 'feel good' sermons) more than they love God and his Christ. This is what got the Pharisees of Christ day to cease being children of God and become children of the devil.
When the truth comes along, such as these will try and murder it rather than listen to it.
What do I think? My guess is that a certain Chinese Bishop gets a call from a former member of the Hitler Youth (and has his handlers try and lie about it) and tells him to meet German Chancellor who is being depicted throughout Europe as the new Hitler for her policies. Tells him to make a statement praising Merkel's Religiosity while her austerity measures rape Europe. But once again that is just a guess.
Remember that the one of satan's biggest tricks is to get you to believe that what you are seeing is not what you are seeing. I am not going to say Merkel is not a Christian, I cannot look into her soul. I will say that an article from the Vatican in what may very well be a pre-arranged photo-op does not a Christian make.
I admit, there may have been no phone call, but the rest? Read your history and headlines. Others have also claimed to be Christian and with the blessings of Churchmen.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Who will you heed, churchmen or Jesus Christ? What are their fruits?
Believe me, I am not picking on Catholics, There is enough spiritual rot in Protestantism as well. So before you go off and get your undies all tied up in a knot and fire off a nasty-gram to me about what I wrote, do some real reading, research and most importantly get into your prayer closet and LISTEN to what the Lord has to say about these things. God has given you a brain and a fantastic tool that no man had until just a few years ago to use. It is called the internet. It has the power of 100,000 libraries available to you at the click of a mouse. It is every bit as radical a technological change in our world as the printing press.
Use it wisely.
Thousands Flee Burma Into China
Fighting between the gov't and rebels is causing them to flee.
Advances In Neurosciences For Military Use
Psychic wars may no longer be science fiction.Egypt, 'Democracy', The IRI And the GOP
US Push For Syrian Intervention Grows
More and more the folks inside the beltway are pushing for the US to do something in Syria. Assad is out of control and is now ruling solely by the 'virtue' of his power to murder his citizens. There really are not that many options available to the US for intervention. Not really. What follows are just a kind of stream of consciousness view of options and in no way, NO WAY counts as any kind of endorsement of intervention. Just the kinds of things that will probably be discussed in the coming days and weeks.TSA Screeners May Go Away
First off you can try and buy off Assad's loyal military leaders to step back and not be so zealous in executing their orders. This may give the opposition time to organize better resistance but without real military support, they will never be able to overthrow him. The problem with buying off people like that is that they may not stay bought off or may be being watched too closely to approach. Another option is what I would call the McCain approach, 'Bomb em' till they cry Uncle'. The problem here is that you are likely to kill as many civilians as Assad's madmen are doing... and we are talking serious despotism. IMHO, this would cause too much bloodshed that would likely only further damage our international reputation. Another option is a series of Special Op raids on key facilities to undermine Assad's loyal military base, hit key installations hard and fast, and then get out. Another option; start arming the opposition, which may sound like the best option but may in fact be the worst. Our experience in Libya should have taught is that. The problem is that you really do not know who you are arming until they get some power. Then they turn on you and turn out to be as bad or worse than the guy you just deposed. Look at Iraq, we ousted Saddam, a very bad guy and now many years later have Maliki, whose actions more and more resemble Saddam's. None of these options sound like they are really likely to bring peace to Syria, just stir the pot and make a bigger mess down the road.
So what would I do if I were sitting in the White House? Frankly, I would have done things differently from the beginning and would not have encouraged democracy activists to do what they are doing until we had a serious, workable, already-put-in-place back-up plan to deal with this situation when it was almost certainly likely to arise. It is the classic 'what then?' question that never gets adequately answered when the US embarks on these kinds of adventures. There is no strategic foresight. Tactical foresight, yes; strategic foresight, no. When you are dealing with lives and the fate of nations, one would hope that planning would be more extensive than the 'fly by the seat of your pants' kind of planning we see far too often. You say you got a plan to control the newly armed oppostion once they get power? You mean like the same plan you had in Libya? Great, should we allow for competitive bidding for contracts to make the new Al Qaeda flags that will be flying over Damascus or will they be sole sourced Bin Laden's kids?
Look I am not going to say that those who are calling for intervention don't for the most part have good intentions. I think most do. My question is more fundamental. Will our intervention make matters better or worse? I think this is one of two key questions that needs to be considered before we move forward with any kind of intervention. The other question is this; how long can Assad's closely knit band of kill happy generals remain loyal to him before they decide to switch sides? No general who cares for his country could possibly be comfortable turning his weapons on his own people and certainly not to this extent. I think these are questions that should be answered to the best ability of the intelligence community and policy makers before we go high tailing it into another fisaco in the Middle East. I do not think we should rush this, not until we have a clear picture of where our intervention is most likely to lead.
Another question really is better summed up by others and I think this is the one that really needs to be answered.
Is this really a good thing? The pat downs won't stop, but will only be passed on to 'private contractors', presumably hired not by the Feds but by the Airports.
The Spectre Of 1932: Will Fascism Rise Again In Europe?
The next few articles today are basically a look at todays trends in...A Portrait of Hungary's Young Fascists
Fascism And Fornication
Today, I spend do much time talking about fascism for a reason. The threat is real. Right now the parties seeking real political power are small and still essentially on the fringe. But the more and more EU banks force austerity measures on smaller countries and extract wealth from them in the form of interest on debts for loans that frankly for the most part, should have neer been made, the more fodder will be given to the fascists to convince those wavering that 'theirs' is the only way to prevent their almost certain impoverishment. Remember the Crisis of 1932 was born out of the Graet Depression.
The efforts to give fascist leaders across the EU more real political power is not being driven from the plebeian classes as much as it may seem like it. Rather it is being carefully managed by those with deep pockets and who know how to keep their names or rather more relevantly their relationship to modern fascism out of the newspapers and for the most part, off the Internet. We are talking serious power, serious money and a serious agenda.
What is fascism? Ask 10 different political scientists and you will get 10 different answers. But essentially it is an authoritarian form of government that attaches itself firmly to the moneyed/wealthy classes to rule the state. It consistently uses racism, hate, open displays of violence, grand spectacles/pageants to enforce its rule on the people. It differs from Communism in far fewer ways than most adherents to either system will admit. Each system is ruthlessly authoritarian and each are run by an oligarchical cliques of wealthy men (whether they acquired such wealth before or after coming to power). The two differ more in the way they use propaganda to rule over the people. Communism tends to use utopian themes of workers paradise to get men to do the state's bidding, whereas fascism uses clear and demonstrated use of force coupled with fear to compel compliance.
Yet from a spiritual perspective fascism tends to use any and all negative spiritual means into order to obtain and maintain power. Fear, hate, greed, threats, violence, lies and destruction of property and forced labor (slavery); these are invariably the tools it has used in the past. Fascism is satanic government in its purest and most modern form, for it harnesses every dark spiritual force and act in its arsenal to harness unitarian power unto the state. Neither system (communism or fascism) are particularly democratic but will from time to time use elections to placate a restive population or in order to feign compliance with the needs of international legitimacy. Both essentially deify the state and attempt to organize all human activity, not for individual happiness, but fo the glorification of the State and the personal enrichment of the oligarchy. It deifies the state and commands both spiritual and economic obedience.
And it was given unto him to give breath to it, even to the image to the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as should not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, that there be given them a mark on their right hand, or upon their forehead; and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred and sixty and six
- (Rev 13:15ff)
It is for this reason I have talked about fascism and its rise in the past and will continue to do so despite some of my detractors who still are in some ways still living in a spiritual fog, not knowing where they are. A person who does not know where they are, cannot know how to get where they are going. I think this issue is probably the one of the most important political and spiritual issue of our time. Not just because of this kind of state's inherent wickedness, but because of the way it has been able to co-opt and seduce the Churches within the affected state. While it is a vast oversimplification to say that all German (under Hitler) Churches were cooperating and approved of Hitlers rule, it would be most untruthful to say that there were not a great many that did cooperate and did approve, at least at first. It did not matter if it was Protestant or Catholic. Hitlers Anti-Semitism appealed to many, if not most German protestants. While there is no doubt that there was a great deal of persecution of Churches that did not or would not 'fit in' with Hitlers designs, others prospered as long as they were useful to the states designs. You can read an interesting piece on this here.
Thus, to better understand where we are heading in the west, a look this system is very germane to any true Christian who values his faith, church, family and soul.
But you see, there is a much deeper spiritual question here that I think those 'lost in the fog' miss. What is that question? It is the question of fornication. Before you think I am going to switch subjects here, I assure you, I am not.
Know ye not that your bodies are members of Christ? shall I then take away the members of Christ, and make them members of a harlot? God forbid. 16 Or know ye not that he that is joined to a harlot is one body? for,  The twain, saith he, shall become one flesh. * 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
- (1 Cor 6:15-17)
Paul here is clearly talking about sexual fornication having intimate sexual relations with someone who is not your wife. Paul is telling us not to join our bodies with a Harlot.
When Christ came, the religious leaders as well as Satan himself attempted to seduce Christ and bring him into the religious harlotry of the High Priests of Ancient Israel. When they could not seduce him, they plotted to have him killed.
In the last days, a great economic and political system is called a Harlot and God's true saints are called to come out of her. Paul's commandment certainly holds true for the Body of Christ (the true blood washed saints of God), that we are not only to flee sexual fornication, but spiritual fornication as well. Those who know Christ understand what I speak of here, they know that when they go into their local Church there is something seriously amiss. It is not a little thing. I cannot tell you how many readers ask me about how hard it is to find a decent Church. Finding one is exceptionally difficult in these times. Why? Because so many have succumbed to the beckonings of the harlot. She offers Church leaders a lucrative salary, special tax breaks, social standing and even political influence. None of these things are evil in and of thenselves, the problem is that in order to get and keep these things, one must be part of the 501(c)3 religious corporation system. The 'Corp' in the word corporation comes from the Greek world corpus, which means 'body'. A corporation is established by the state and allows itself to be governed by that state, in essence it becomes part of that 'body' While I still think (my opinion only) it possible for a Church to remain a 501(c)3 corporation and not lose its godly anointing, that number of Churches that actually do so is infinitesimally small in comparison with those who have 'sold out'; whether they know it or not. The attractions of the Harlot are too great for most.
We must flee fornication and we who are truly of God, should take a lesson from Joseph (Genesis 39). He was tempted to commit fornication and held up under intense temptation. Once Joseph refused the temptress' sexual advances, she lied on him and had him put in prison. In short, she ratted him out, not because he did wrong, but because she was scorned by a holy man of God who fled fornication. Could this be a 'type' of future persecution for the saints of God in the days to come? I rather think so.
May those whose eyes are open give heed to these things and understand that want is at stake is when we speak of fascism is not just life and liberty but that important choices will have to be made to save ones soul as well.
May Grace and Peace be upon all who call upon the Lord in faith.
What is rising in Europe these days are not our garden variety of misfits. The are more educated, more connected and more organized.
Fascist Pogrom In Athens
Events happend last year, but are indicative of trends going in in Greece since the collapse of the Greek Economy. As one Greek MP put it...Portugal: Fascists Confronted In Lisbon
“The rulers got scared they might suffer damage and lose the spoon together with the broth”1 – so they mobilised everyone willing to help them to ensure the survival of the system.
On the other hand, within the general decay the flowers of evil flourish. While the left cannot find common ground, we see LAOS – and neo-fascism as well – acquiring legitimacy and gaining direct access to power centres. - Sofia Sakorafa
UK Party May Be Behind New EU Fascist Party
Austria Party: "Jews Colonizing Austria"
More anti-semitic baiting from the Nation that brought the world the evil of Hitler.
UK: International Far Right Behind British Fascist Groups
An interesting look at some names and faces in Britan's budding fascist movements.
The Spectre Of 1932: Will Fascism Rise Again In Europe?
Berlin: Opera Forced To Switch Date For Hitler Birthday 'Celebration'
Who would schedule a Wagner Opera (Adolph's favorite Composer) on Hitlers Birthday in Berlin? Sadly inside Germany's Police, and Intelligence services as well there are more than a few National Socialist members who have done much to further the Fuhrer'sPost War plan.Recovery? Only In A Statisticians Imagination
What needs to be known is that they have operated here in the US with impunity to remove key documents related to the Post War Nazi plan from the keep of Federal officials.
*While Washington announced last Friday that unemployment dropped to 8.3% …
*And while Wall Street rejoiced with another rally …
*The true unemployment in the United States actually rose to an estimated 22.5%, nearly the worst since the Great Depression. Hard to believe? Well, thanks largely to John Williams of www.shadowstats.com, we can prove it.
- Martin Weiss
Point by point this short piece dissects the 'happy news' we are hearing from Wall Street's Cheerleaders and shows it to be merely propaganda to detract from the failed economic polices, not just of Obama, but of the entire Washington establishment.
Look, the only way they could get this 8.3% unemployment myth is to take 1.2 million Americans out of the Labor pool!
Well, Dr. Paul Roberts also talks about this. He was a former assistant Secretary to the Treasury so you may want to at least listen to what an insider has to say.
Micron CEO Death: Coincidence? Probably Not
What big was going on at Micron when this 'accident' happened? Micron was in the final stages of a merger talk with Japan's Elphida Memory. Who runs this company? A Guy named Yukio Sakamoto. What is he trying to do these days? He is trying to establish production in China. He is also trying to get China to help finance him.
China these days is sinking its hooks pretty deep into Japan and some of Japan's recent moves into China's sphere (I have talked about this before) are real and most troubling. So the long and short of it is...
No, I do not think his death was a 'coincidence'.
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
(yes, there will be overlap!)
Be Stupid And Evil Somewhere Else!
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