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From all over the Christian spectrum!
Last Days Of The Age
The Endtime Pilgrim
The First Trumpet
The Last Trumpet
(Catholic... great news links)
(A look at today from an Orthodox Perspective)
The Assyrian News Agency
(A look at events in Iraq)
The Barnabas Fund
(A look at events inside China, from a Christian Perspective)
Gay Christian Movement Watch
(A hard-hitting blog talking about the growing sin of Homosexuality inside the Church)
Independent Catholic News
(Not Christian, but gets into important trends in the Islamic world)
This site was dormant for years and now is up again. It covers Christian persecution in China
Paradigm Shift: Capitalists & Dissenters
Emerging Viruses - Dr. Horowit untrz
- Lo-fi version here
Think You Have Property Rights?
The Real Purpose Of Public Education - John Gatto
Alex Jones Talks On Bilderberg 2005
Stan Goff On The Military-Monetary System
On War: A Veteran NYT Journalists Views
Mad Cow And Alzheimer's: The Link
Vote Rigging In 2004 (A 2 Hour Look) -
Part 1 And Part 2
Hard Evidence Of Vote Fraud In Ohio - 2 Min Update
Bev Harris Interviewed On Ohio Vote Fraud
Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man
Part 1 And Part 2
Announcement On Ohio Vote Legal Action
Seymour Hersh On Abu Gharib
Mike Ruppert/TUC Radio: Across The Rubicon
Part 1 And Part 2
What Is Wrong With The American Mind: Corporate Media Consolidation
Part 1 And Part 2
Lethal Injections: The Hidden Dangers Of Vaccines
Bush Blocked Bin Laden Probes
Truth And Lies Of 911
911 Road To Tyranny (low bandwidth)
Afghanistan, jihad and oil in Central Asia
Biowarfare: Leaps In Technology
An intelligent look at the future of the Oil Based Economy
Natural Resources and Global Conflict
Gore Vidal On Terrorism
The Bush's Oil War
America The Babylon
Part 1 And Part 2
A Look At Peak Oil
Black Box Voting
The Evidence Is A Farce
The Doctrine Of Incorporation
Wheat Receipts: The Federal Reserve
American Dynasty: The Bush Family
The Pentagon Crash Investigation.
Trenton Parker On The Oil Crisis Of The 70's
Earth changes, HAARP, Non-Lethal Weapons
Part 1 And Part 2
A very interesting Presentation on War Crimes in Vietnam
Why Is Africa Starving?
Financial Collapse: What Does Greenspan Really Think - FSO?
The 911 Cover-Up Commission
The Mafia, CIA And Bush
And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it._______________________________
- (Hab 2:2)
Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
Watson's Economic Crisis Report (February 2013)
5 March 2013Hugo Chavez Dies
North Korea Threatens To End Armistance Against South
In response to military excercises held by the South.
Obama's Claims Power To Kill Americans On US Soil Without Any Court Review
One of the many reasons I hope that we have many more sequestrations in our very near future. Until our leaders have no more money for their killing machine they will go on killing with impunity and arrogance. Cut the money and DC will be forced to change its priorities. Fiscal austerity is the only 'prescription drug' that will cure this nations violent tendencies.DOD: Sequestration Links (Congress)
Top chart is the Army and the bottom is the Navy.
"The Bible" Takes TV By Storm
The miniseries 'The Bible' was the most watched show on TV. It was produced by the History Channel, not one of the old school big networks. This story is interesting on many fronts as described in this piece. What I find interesting is that despite many years of Christ bashing we have seen in Media, comedy, movies and TV Americans by the millions watched this miniseries instead of the usual trash-TV that caused folks like me to cut the cable back in 2011.Will The Government Shut Down This Month?
I think what this piece misses is that despite the drone of anti-Christian propaganda we have gotten from a myriad of TV shows, movies and comedy folks, millions are still very interested in the Bible and Christ's message. My take is that key parts of Hollywood in particular and the entertainment industry in general have been unsuccessful in their propaganda efforts. No only that, but I think it shows that they are pretty far out of touch with a lot of Americans, many of whom are toying with what I did back in 2011... cutting feed to all that junk, propaganda, porn and vice they pay $100+ a month for.
My solution has been Roku and for me it works just fine.
Probably not, though without a bill before then it will. It looks like the GOP and the White House are on track to avoid a shutdown. Let me remind my readers that for four years now, the US has been operating without a budget. We have been operating under a hodgepodge of continuing resolutions, supplementals and other budgetary shenanigans to keep the Federal trough open.FBI Warns Sequestration Will Hamper Its 'Hard Hitting' Wall Street Probes
Somehow, I just don't think anyone really believes this. Now it may indeed hamper the FBI's ability to entrap and set up people in their dubious anti-terror investigations, but Wall Street? Holder and Company are the dog on Goldman Sachs' leash. What happens to whistleblowers on some of the very serious crime going on? They get screwed... especially by America's most thoroughly corrupted court system.Obama Issues Reversal, Supports Cell Phone Unlocking
This is a good move and one that may seem trivial, but I assure you is not, especially as more and more people use the internet to get things done and use their phones to access the net. Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I talked about the trends with these new technology corporations to tether their customers? Once you buy a product there is a ton of legalese that prevents you from doing just about anything and forces you to accept a wide range of spyinng activity in the fine print as well as preventing you from choosing a competitor who may offer services you want and can't get with a TeleCom 'Tether U Forever' Behemoth? Most folks don't know what they are signing away when they click that 'I accept' button.
One of the real problems with this in my view (and others have talked about this as well) is that Innovation in places like Silicon Valley is now taking a back seat to these new legal mechanisms to earn revenue. It is increasingly becoming less profitable to innovate as opposed to creating new tethering scams and 'partnerships' that often include surreptitious 'data rape' terms from their new victims...oops... I mean customers. So this is a really good first step in the right direction. Markets thrive with real competition and Federal Regulations should not be set up to undermine legitimate competition between carriers.
You paid for the phone with YOUR MONEY, you should be able to do what you want with it.
Biden Tells AIPAC US Not Bluffing On Iran Attack
... and those Iranian talks that everyone was so optimistic about? Don't be fooled - nothing of any real substance took place.
China's National Congress Meets, Outgoing Leader Talks On Corruption
His words echo Xi's on this most important issue.
Texans Work To Slow Depletion of Key US Aquifier
This is where much of America's water comes from and it is being depleted at an alarming rate. farmers are already feeling it. The water from it irrigates over 15 million acres of cropland.
The High Plains aquifer, underlying almost 112 million acres in the central United States, is one of the largest aquifers in the Nation. It is the primary water supply for drinking water, irrigation, animal production, and industry in the region. Expansion of irrigated agriculture throughout the past 60 years has helped make the High Plains one of the most productive agricultural regions in the Nation. Extensive withdrawals of groundwater for irrigation have caused water-level declines in many parts of the aquifer and increased concerns about the long-term sustainability of the aquifer...
...For 2000 through 2009, the average annual total estimated groundwater pumpage volume from two soil-water-balance models ranged from 8.7 to 16.2 million acre-ft. Average annual irrigation application rates for the High Plains ranged from 8.4 to 16.2 inches per year. The USGS Water-Use Program published estimated total annual pumpage from the High Plains aquifer for 2000 and 2005. Those volumes were greater than those estimated from the two soil-water-balance models.
Total groundwater in storage in the High Plains aquifer was
estimated as 3,173 million acre-ft prior to groundwater development and
2,907 million acre-ft in 2007. The average annual decrease of
groundwater in storage between 2000 and 2007 was 10 million acre-ft per
year. - USGS
What's the story behind the story? I think its a big one... one that one wants to talk about. I won't say what it is, but refer my readers to my WEPR #2. I will stimulate your thinking by just posting a couple of maps and a link that may help you see.
Shale Locations in the US.
How much water does it take to Frack?Does Obama Want To Hand Your Schools Over To Corporate America?
The prevalence of Oil industry propaganda on water usage that permeates the major search engine results notwithstanding...
A key role in the elite drive to privatize public education is being played by privately owned school “accreditation” agencies, which are immune from public scrutiny, and under the absolute thrall of pro-privatization forces like the US Chamber of Commerce and the Broad Foundation. - Black Agenda ReportRelief And Shelter
The PPF team flew into the refugee community of Yida, South Sudan, in July. The community was then home to more than 65,000 Nuba people who had fled the bombings just a few miles north across the border in the mountains of northern Sudan... - PPF
Great Needs In Orissa
When CFI president Jim Jacobson traveled to Orissa, India, he found a community markednby grinding poverty, and a relentless suffering known only by those who endure daily persecution for their belief in Jesus Christ. Yet despite their hardships, these Christians remain strong in spirit and faith; and despite the risks to their freedom and even their very lives, are steadily growing in number... - CFIMass Arrest and Torture of Christians in Libya
Last week's news of four Christian missionaries in Libya placed under arrest, possibly facing the death penalty for "proselytizing," is apparently the tip of the iceberg. Yesterday, Arabic media reported that over 100 Christian Copts from Egypt, who appear to have been living and working in Libya, were recently arrested in Ben Ghazi—also on the accusation, or pretext, of being "Christian missionaries."
made by the Libyan militia interrogators—most of whom look like Islamic
Salafis, with long beards and clipped mustaches—appeared on the
Internet yesterday. It shows a room full of detained Copts. They sit
hunched over on the floor—with all their hair shaven off, looking like
dejected, or doomed, concentration camp prisoners. According to one
source, many of these Copts have been tortured. Some have had the famous Coptic cross often tattooed on the wrists of Copts burned off with acid. - MEF
The US government has created Frankenstein's monster in Libya when we installed these Al Qaeda linked militants and terrorists into power and now seems to want to wash its hands of these evil deeds.
4 March 2013
We have heard massive amounts of information about the coming Austerity. It's here and while most people have yet to feel its effects, they will be felt by large portions of the American economy. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of jobs will ultimately be effected and the most difficult part of it is, that even when all of the pain is felt, a new round of probably even deeper cuts will follow. No one really gets this. No one wants to get it, especially those who often work inside the government. Somehow, in the backs of their minds they think the debt party can go on forever and that they never really have to be repaid in economically real ways. There will be no debt Jubilee here, the bills are now due and the corks now must go back on the champagne bottles and the keg's must go back to the brewery because Mr. Debt has already had the 'last call' at his debtors party.
What America is experiencing is indeed a major turning point in its economic history. What we will experience over the next decade will in many ways be worse than the great depression. It will be longer and more drawn out and ultimately more painful. This is because America's leaders are not going to do what is best for America, but what is best in their very narrow interests and those interests who have attached themselves firmly onto the Federal trough. While our leaders and Federally paid 'consultants' are telling us all about these new jobs and the wait time being reduced, what they do not tell you is that the pay for these new jobs is usually considerably less than the jobs that were existent four years ago, and many of those jobs are part time with no benefits. So let them blow smoke in your eyes of you wish, the truth is something our leaders want to hide behind a thin veneer of upbeat economic numbers that are by and large, fraudulently arrived at and loudly repeated on the airwaves. You want lies? Then listen to the government and the mainstream financial press. You want truth? You are going to have to really dig for it.
I have talked about this a long time so today, I am not going to repeat myself. But what I will say is that what we are seeing is in fact the slow steady hand of God showing America that she is on the wrong track. I do not think it any kind of coincidence that on the final days before sequestration was to hit, the President went be for the Supreme Court of the land and lobbied in favor of the sin of Sodomy and to continue the efforts of this lobby to make its legal acceptance the law of the land. The administration was not party to the suit, yet interdicted itself into a matter that frankly has no bearing on the Federal government, except to open up its empty coffers to yet more people seeking 'entitlements' based upon centuries long forbidden sexual perversions. We see the sin and we see the results of it. God is slowly removing his hand of blessing from America. The economic blessings we once enjoyed are going to be taken from us. You don't have to believe me, the only thing you have to do is learn how to count... the old fashioned way. Look at our debts, look at the insane way we are paying for our government today, look at our interest payments, look at our medical costs, the rising number of retiree's and do the math. It isn't rocket science or quantum physics. The Lord is moving against this nation and its increasingly reprobate ways. He has delayed long enough and now slowly but surely the nation is going to feel the pain of her sinfulness.
While the economic pain is going to be real, expect it to only increase as the years go on. Many of you have already felt it, many of you have just begin to. I know... I read your emails. My advise to all who love the Lord is to get before him and ask him how you can prepare. Don't panic, but do not cease to seek his face on this. Don't get caught unawares and with your proverbial britches down. Prepare for difficulties ahead but ask God to guide you through them and he will. Don't be stubborn and don't spend money unnecessarily. That will only bring in want. Use your head and get before the Lord! Don't make a major financial mistake by being hard headed, short-sighted or otherwise foolish. Know this, things are not always going to be like they are. Change is coming and it's going to mean less for ordinary people who must work for a living. For many, perhaps most, its going to mean very much less.
As God begins to deal with this secular society that increasingly ignores God, he is dealing with her arrogance and the twin pillars of that arrogance, her economic and military power (which is bearing a very large amount of the cuts and will noticeably effect the DOD's readiness). This is what all of us who know our God can expect; God to begin to deal more clearly, forceful and painfully with a wayward and increasingly rebellious nation. When God gives a commandment our nation increasingly says 'No' God.
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Many of us know this verse and the translators here did a good job here in rendering the verse. But in the original text, the verse actually reads “The fool hath said in his heart, no God.” While certainly the thought behind the psalmist was to convey the thinking of those who did not consider God or did not believe in his providence, another way to look at this verse is in the sense of defiance.
“The nabal has said no to God” is one way this could be liberally rendered. A Nabal (H5036 - Strongs) is one of the worst kinds of 'fools' in the Bible, it is also rendered 'vile person' (Isa 32:5-6) and his ways are in direct opposition to God's. In fact, there was a man in the book of Samuel whose name was Nabal (1Sam 25:3). The word is not a good one and any person, group or nation who puts himself in this category is heading for really big trouble with God.
But increasingly, this is what we are seeing in America; we have become a nation that does not listen to wise words from men of God, but to the loudest advertisement, media personality, trends in society and money in their personal accounts and have refused to heed God but rather, give heed to these and other deceitful spirits. This is true when it comes to the whole radical gay agenda. Not only do they want to defile themselves before God and rebel against him, they want to drag the whole nation down this black hole of perversions with them. Their whole tenor is one that is attacking Christians and the Churches (sometimes literally) and we saw this in California when they had the Gay marriage amendment on the ballot. The whole message of this lobby was and still is, "No, God. No, we won't listen or obey, our genitals will be our guide". Now that they have successfully bribed the President with millions in campaign donations, his message now resonates similarly...'No God'; Sin is good' and soon, if I read my Hollywood right, it will be 'Christians who must economically subsidize unholy unions' or pay a heavy price for not endorsing evil. Hollywood and the President have given ear to deceitful spirits who mean America no good, but rather have as their primary goal removing God's longstanding protection and blessings from our nation. Their plan is operating with excellent results... in a satanic sort of way.
All of this brings us right back around to Austerity. Despite the MSM's political, economic and spiritual inability to put two and two together and get that forbidden 'four', the reality is that Austerity is hitting the nation at a most spiritually interesting time. A time when men and women of God have been crying out about America's direction and her collision course with God. The nation has largely ignored those calls. But America's austerity (sequestration, if you will) has only just begun. The twin pillars of her arrogance are being struck by inept leadership whose policies no longer consider the good of the nation, but follow the good of their principle bribers. This is the real reason why the nation is in an economic funk. God has given the people of America the leaders they so richly deserve - A perfect reflection of their own profligacy: vain, corrupt, superficial, greedy and stubbornly unwilling to make sacrifices today in order to preserve their tomorrows. In America you cannot get elected by telling the people of the sacrifices that are needed to fix America, you get elected by telling Americans that no sacrifice is needed and that you have a 'secret plan' to fix our fiscal mess. In short, Americans love their liars and take their truth tellers out back and beat them senseless and they barely escape with their lives... many don't.
As long as the purveyors of disinformation rule the roost in America's most widely disseminated information managers and the people are feed a steady diet of half truths, lies and emotionalized tidbits of disinformation and make their voting decisions on it, we will remain on the road to ruin and in the almighty God's crosshairs of judgment. In short, lies and liars rule the roost and truth and reality are simply not welcome on your mainline news shows, talk shows or newspapers.
So the nation has been given over to falsehoods and more and more real truth, even some of the latest bedrocks of America law are now 'secret'; they are classified and now if you tell the truth, you can be sent to prison for a very long time. What our current classification system is doing is making truth telling a crime that can be prosecuted in our newly established national security secret courts. Evil systems have always thrived on secrecy and darkness and that is where America is today. Most Americans cannot conceptualize these things. Why not? Because for years our leaders both in government and in business have worked together in secret to obfuscate key data and facts from the people in order to allow them to spin political debate in ways that benefits them. In short, liars have been given sway over America's political and economic debate and the nation has gone to the spiritual dogs.
What does this mean?
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it:
except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
America has long prided herself on her military strength. Let us emphasize the word 'pride' because the real word here, especially since the late 20th century is more akin to arrogance. We have become a law unto ourselves by virtue of the twin pillars of economic and military might. It is so pronounced that our policy makers have created new terminology for it. They call it 'American Exceptionalism'. It merely says, in a nutshell, America is not bound by the laws of man or God and there is something special, almost 'divine' about America. We are above the law and the rules that everyone else must play by - that is American Exceptionalism in a twenty-first century nutshell. This doctrine is the wellspring of American foreign policy, violence and even crime. She does not feel the rules apply to her, not even the rules she creates. One need only go back and remember the whole, kidnapping and torture scandal to see just what I mean.
So America must slowly go into the crucible of her own making. The Lord does not have to do much here for America to suffer tremendously; the only thing he must do is what we as a nation have demanded of him now for decades and that is to stay out of our affairs. So as the ship of state heads directly for the shoals of political and economic destruction, the nation defiantly shouts "No God...no we won't honor or respect you!". So let us get something straight here, up until now, this is far less a murder than it is national suicide. But the scriptures clearly indicate that as America continues her spiritual decent and engages in greater and greater abominations, God will step in and do what some always complain about when they see evil. “Why doesn't God do something?"; this is what we hear constantly from people who constantly commit evils and then shake their fist at God when they have to lay in the bed they made for themselves. He will, right now he is waiting for people to repent but rest most assured that God will in his (not our) timing, 'do something'.
And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
Dear readers, the extent of wickedness in this nation and even and especially in her rulers is very great. The evil one has been most adept at hiding the wickedness of the national leadership, but it is extreme; hookers (gay and straight), very young sexual partners, threesomes, cocaine parties orgies, bribery, swindles, 'skimming' of financial transactions; this is what is happening with many of YOUR elected representatives... right now... though many Americans just don't care... they are often doing the same things.
But let us never get sanctimonious and self-righteous, but remember from which we have fallen and be merciful to those who wish to do right and may not have the strength. Let us show mercy even as God is merciful but also know that the open defiance this nation is showing to God is a matter of the utmost seriousness and that this is not a matter of weakness. Rather it is one of rebellion. Let us show all that God loves man and understands that we are but flesh and bones and far from perfect.
But know dear brothers that God sees these things and has marked those who love him and reject these things and placed their names into his book of remembrance.
Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee? Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts? And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered. Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
Brothers, in closing let me say that each of us just needs to stay calm, make no major decisions without God's express say so. Be wise as serpents and as harmless as doves as your Lord commanded you (Matt 10:16), fear not, fret not, but nevertheless be cautious - for your adversary the devil is about, and he is very good and goading people into sin, rebellion and major mistakes that lead us out of God's will and into faithlessness. Be wise and give the devil a little credit, he has been at this thing for over 6000 years and knows what buttons to push to lead you astray. Never underestimate him! Knowing this and keeping your eyes on Christ will surely help you to resist his attempts to misdirect, misinform and otherwise deceive you.
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.
Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.
High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
- Be Thou My Vision
(written sometime in the 6th century)
Nazi Death Camp System Twice As Large As Previously Thought
This is not some obscure academic here, but the work of the US Holocaust Museum based here in Washington DC. How many so far counted? Over 40,000 facilities.
Remember this, these camps many of them anyway, were slave labor camps. It became profitable to enslave millions and the major German industrial combines (like IG Farben) got to use the labor. It was the ultimate Public Private partnership. This was a system of industrial scale exploitation and murder run by political leaders and corporations for profit and often done in deep, deep secrecy... all under the guiding hand of Lucifer.
And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.
Are you one of those who forgets about God when things are going well? Have you let prosperity blind you as to where all of your blessings come from? Turn your heart to God and remind him of your love and he shall be constant to you in good times and bad. Let righteousness, praise and thanksgiving mark your days and always look to the Lord, your Rock for both direction and provision. Do this and you shall never moved.
28 February 2013
How many of you can see that we are all in a serious period of transition all over the planet, EU, China, the US, the Church and even the environment.
We have seen a new leader in China come in who is very serious about rooting out corruption. While we have not seen much about this in newspapers, be assured, this issue has not gone away and will not go away. Xi realizes that if China is to really have a bright future, the cancer of graft and corruption must be dealt with. But today he is incredibly frustrated with the results of his efforts thus far (not unlike Pope Benedict). However, look for things to take a much firmer and decisive turn as we move through fall. This problem is exceptionally serious and he knows that if it is not dealt with, China will no longer be governable from the center. What do I think could happen? I will give you my two cents.
Do you understand what a purge is? A political purge is when you get rid of those who who have shown a pattern of disloyalty to the system in place. China had it during its cultural revolution and Russia had it under Stalin. In it people were killed, often indiscriminately by the powers that be for their political beleifs. We are not talking about a few hundred, but thousands are rounded up, sent to labor camps or are dispatched with a bullet to the head.
It is my view that if the new Chinese leader is not able to get more cooperation from regional and business leaders that some kind of purge is coming. I think it likely that the kinds of tools and methodology that have been used against internal 'dissidents' will soon be turned on corrupt business interests as well as local and regional politicians in a way that at first may seen insignificant, but will take on a life of its own as the months and years pass. What this will do, is to factionalize China politically, if it is not done with the utmost care. But this is probably a risk that Chinese leaders will feel must be taken before the corruption virus becomes irreversible. Watson's view? Soon the prisons will fill and the blood will flow as China attempts to root out corruption and 'autonomous profit making groups' who challenge the center and China's internal stability. I think China is heading into a period of very serious transition. I think this will be the case even if its leaders choose to remove the new Chinese leader (Xi Jinping) and let corruption run free. Even then there will still be a transition; between rival criminal groups who will rival or even surpass central power in their ability to enforce the 'law' of the jungle.
Transitions in America
I see the same issues coming to America but framed to the people and even conceptualized by many of her own leaders in a very different fashion. America as well is suffering from a most serious corruption problem. Our problem differs markedly from China's in that in America, much of the corruption has been codified in secret laws, by secret agreements or by laws that have been passed openly but are spun in the media in such a way that the people do not understand what really happened. I will give you one very important example that no one on either side of the political aisle in Washington wants to talk about. That being the looting of the Social Security Trust fund. There used to be one, there isn't one anymore. It was stolen by, Ronald Regan, Bush I, Bill Clinton, Bush II, and Barak Obama. These last two wars we fought in Afghanistan and Iraq? What they did not tell you was that your Social Security money was legally stolen to fund those two wars and the ever growing budget gap that widened every year could be called a 'surplus' as long as they could loot the trust fund. The problem today is that the trust fund now (after being looted for three decades) is now running at negative cash flow.
Thank you for inviting me here today to continue the ongoing discussion on how best to ensure the long-term viability of our nation’s Social Security program. 1 According to the OASDI Trustees’ 1998 mid-range estimates, the program’s cash flow is projected to turn negative in 2013. In addition, all of the accumulated Treasury obligations held by the Trust Funds are projected to be exhausted by 2032. The financing problems facing Social Security pose significant policy challenges that should be addressed soon in order to lessen the need for more dramatic reforms later. - GAO
China's corruption has not reached the levels of sophistication that they have in America; they are still in the equivalent of 1930's gangland Chicago. America's corruption is many times worse than China's. From trillion dollar Wall Street bailouts, to serious financial crimes that are never prosecuted on Wall Street, malfeasance inside out pharmaceutical industry, organized racketeering codified to benefit the corporation's, the US has passed any hope of a non-peaceful transition to a less corrupt state. China has a chance to change course, there is absolutely no chance America can without gut wrenching economic pain that with certainty, will lead to civil unrest. This is a certainty as long as men like Obama and McConnell can keep deceiving Americans that they represent their interest. They don't... never have and never will they can hypnotize their consituencies with political mumbo jumbo that they do, but that is just theater... and Americans love theater. They can sound reasonable for the CNN camera's but when they stop rolling, they go into the back room and line up a new crooked deal for their donors. These men and women of America's poltical system.... Shakespeare summed it up best as to what kind of men we are dealing with.
We are men, my liege.
Ay, in the catalogue ye go for men,
As hounds and greyhounds, mongrels, spaniels, curs,
Shoughs, water-rugs, and demi-wolves are clept
All by the name of dogs....
And so of men.
My point here is not to create a new 'catalog of crime' for America or to lambaste our leaders many of whom genuinely hate wading through the moral cesspool of Washington, but to show you that our budgetary situation has now placed America into a period of transition. Sequestration, as bad as it is going to be is just a foretaste of things to come and just as surely as the sun will rise tomorrow those days are right around the corner. Consider this: The cuts now being proposed only amount to about one month's bond buying by the Fed. These are huge numbers and only now that the government is being forced to cut about the same amount from its programs do we begin to see just how much money it is. The howls of protest are being heard on every mainline media source and the shouts of 'bloody murder' can be heard over the potomac. We didn't hear them when they were burning through all of this money in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. But cuts are finally being forced on us and now the light has finally gone on inside America's head; but only after the anvil has firmly impacted on their foot. This issue is being framed as a budgetary one and it largely is, but the real issue is the institutionalized corruption that plagues America. In China the thieves and fraudsters may bankrupt a company or a bank, but in America, corruption is so fine tuned that they can (and are) bankrupting the nation... all under the cover of 'law'.
Transitions in the Church
Once again we see a major transition taking place. Pope Benedict is leaving office ostensibly for health reasons. Be assured, that the real reasons have little to do with health. They have everything to do with a massive web of corruption and perversion that is plaguing the Church. I have talked quite a bit about about this and while the Vatican is issuing statements to attempt to deflect is growing problems, the problem is critical; so critical that the Pope felt it necessary to resign and do so in such a way that Vatican officials fully comprehended the level of his frustration and his real opinion of many of its officials. But here, I don't think that religious corruption is only found in the Vatican. It is just as deeply rooted in Protestantism, albeit not as centralized. How many of you have heard about these Christian aid agencies who begged for money for places like Haiti and yet could not be found there by reporters, US officials or those very few aid agencies who actually did help? The problem is a real one. People give out of the kindness of their heart and find out the money has gone into someones pocket. This is especially true of America's millionaire televangelists. Many of them, I hate to break it to you are just plain crooks; they are nothing more than 'whited sepulchers'. Their god is not Christ, but mammon, which is another name (and key end time tool... let the reader understand...) for satan. These spiritual charlatans can fool millions and even fool themselves but be assured that Christ is not fooled, not for a moment.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
My point here is not to be overly critical, but to let all know that the web of demonic corruption (and it is denomic; all of it) is real and has entangled both secular and religious institutions. Once the mammon demon gets hold of a person or instittiion, it's nearly impossible to dislodge. People become accustomed to the comfort and worldly security it brings and they will do whatever it takes to keep those things, including lie, cheat, steal, kill, blackmail, threaten, and commit myriad acts of violence. This is the ultimate manifestation of mammon; it always leads men to greater and greater wickedness. Its the fear of impoverishment and loss of comfort and the false security mammon gives its followers.
Real security comes from God and here is where we as Christians need to focus during these times of transition. Transition means change and change is usually not welcome because it takes us out of our comfort zones. In these times I think it most wise to be ready for whatever changes God has for us and to not resist them in any way. Did your wife just pull up on you? Find out what God wants you to do, where he wants you to live (not where YOU want to live). Just lost your job? Find out what God wants you to do, don't run around like a chicken with his head cut off in panic and fear, but carefully seek God's guidance and help. Did you just get diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease? Get before the Lord and find out it he is getting ready to call you home. Don't resist it if it is his will. My mother towards the end didn't. She fought very hard at first but towards the end, she knew... it was time. She had put all of her affairs in order and went out deeply loved and appreciated by her children, family and friends. Take heed here brethren, I have said this before - sticking around here as the antichrist system continues to amalgamate power is going to be no picnic. Things are like to get very, very rough. So if the Lord is indeed calling you home, fret not. Prepare your soul to meet him; prepare your worldly affairs as well and Praise God above for the days he has allowed you to enjoy! But first of all make sure it really is him calling you home and not a different kind of trial from God. Physical death is just another transition that all believers (save those who will be translated at the Lord's second coming) will face.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
As you read the news in these times and see the tremendous change that will be taking place, always keep your foot on the firm foundation of Christ, understand the dynamics of mammon so that you are not sucked down into that satanic vortex and keep your hope, not in this world, but in the Kingdom of Heaven. Don't make the transition from Godly person who a lost soul.
Keep your eyes on the cross and your redeemer who shall judge the living and the dead.
There Really Is No Containment At Fukishima
The effects of massive radiation is showing up in kids and the environment and no one bothers to even talk about it in US mainline news sources!
Competition For Cots Plague Europe's Cities
The number of homeless in some EU cities outstrip the capacity to take care of. Too many homeless people and not enough shelters. The article focuses in on Germany and demonstrates the problem that immigration has had on the problem.Iran Cheers Turning Point In Nuke Negotiations
Blog Claim: Mexico Seeks Inspection Of Its Gold Held In UK
98% Of Newborn babies Are Genetically Screened
A fascinating read and the actual report can be found here. Why are they doing this? The good facts will always try and spin this into something positive. It's so positive they don't even bother to tell anyone including the parents that they are doing it! What does this mean?
Study the past.
Tanzania: Burned Church Latest In String Of Attacks
...including a minister who was hacked to death. Perpetrators? Islamic fanatics in yet another violent, mentally unbalanced rampage.
_______Christians Grow Anxious In 100% Islamic Sudan
Today I have two requests. One is an emergency request. A long time reader of this site who has provided invaluable assistance (technical and financial) is having some very serious health challenges. In short, her liver is failing due to a life long battle with Hepatitis. She is still undergoing tests. This reader has been coming to the site for many years and has really been a help to this site. I ask, beg and exhort that you pray for her as the Spirit leads. I will not give her name here but you can refer to her with this pseudonym 'Wanda Carter'.
The request other is for a reader who goes by the name of Rusty. Last year I asked that you pray for him and his wife as they were expecting a child that the Lord took from them before it was born. They are expecting another one and I am sure they both would really love to have your prayer support.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
27 February 2013
Shell Suspends Arctic Drilling
A major decision when one considers the company has already sunk 4.5 billion dollars into the project.
Obama's SEC Pick: Wall Street's Crimes Will Continue
Picks a Wall Street defense attorneys who calls recent Wall Street prosecutions a 'feeding frenzy'.
This administration is just continuing to do the puppet dance on the strings pulled by Wall Street. Meanwhile, SCOTUS creates a new window of opportunity for Wall Street to continue its own 'feeding frenzy' of fraud and hampers the SEC's already limp prosecutions even further.
Panzer Pope Says "Auf Wiedersehen"
He gives his last address to a packed Vatican Square crowd. You can see it here.
Bernanke Forced To Explain Massive Fed Losses On QE Exit
I'm glad someone is asking him the tough questions. These are the things that should have been asked before QE had been allowed to go on so long, not after the Fed has dug a pretty deep hole for itself.
Saudi Arabain Blood Money: Man Who Rapes Daughter Pays To Go Free
Apparently the man was a religious scholar who had spent time on TV. The Victim was five and suffered many wounds including a crushed skull.Sudan Threatens To Arrest Church Leaders
Sudan’s Ministry of Guidance and Religious Endowments has threatened to arrest church leaders if they carry out evangelistic activities and do not comply with an order for churches to provide their names and contact information, Christian sources said. - Compass Direct/WorldWatch
Falling, Falling, Falling: Babylon In The Last Days
A sermon (audio file) from First Baptist Church in Vancouver on this most important and terrifying subject. A quite interesting sermon with a slightly different perspective. Let us pray for the last incarnation of Babylon.DOJ Admits Persecution Of Schwartz Was Political
A sad, sad tale of a DOJ that no longer works for the people, the law or justice but has become a political tool to be used by the highest bidder; in this instance, the copywrong industry.This is a good piece and should be read, you may be a cyber-criminal and not even know it.
Quagmire Watch: US Weigh's Direct Aid To Syrian 'Rebels'
The aid, according to the CBS article would only include non-lethal military aid. Was this part of a back room 'deal' to get Hagel confirmed?FISA: SCOTUS Rules Constitution Unconstitutional
This is a long, long story that I knew would wind up just like it did wasting a lot of time and money for Civil Rights organizations. This court and government have become nothing more than an ongoing criminal enterprise and the courts too often abet it.
In an unusual related legal development, on October 13, 2007, The Washington Post reported that Joseph P. Nacchio, the former CEO of Qwest Communications, is appealing an April 2007 conviction on 19 counts of insider trading by alleging that the government withdrew opportunities for contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars after Qwest refused to participate in an unidentified National Security Agency program that the company thought might be illegal... - Wikipedia
And the difference between this and how a mafia front company does business is...? "You steal 'dose diamonds outta da safe for us or Guido will burn your place down and toin' your face into a pizza...". In this case, the CEO, lost his contracts, business and went to jail for things that everyone is doing and no one goes to jail for. No need to elect Tony Soprano for President, he's already in there with a most effective skin transplant and after a pretty good diet to boot.
I say this because I strongly suspect these rulings are only the public face of things that the courts have already decided but could not reveal to the 'unwashed masses'. The result? A lot of lawyers got rich debating and litigating cases that were long ago decided in secret. But some Senators are asking that the FISA court summarize its opinions.
The long and short of it is that the government can, in certain instances listen in on your calls without a warrant. But like all things secret, there have been some serious abuses. The good news is that the FISA court is not a 'rollover' entity; the past abuses have put them on guard for the real potential for future ones. They do not play 'Fido' and roll over every time the master has a bone to throw. This is one of the reasons why the whole NSA Utah Data center came into being, but that is a story that will have to 'break' elsewhere, though some pretty strong hints have been made in testimony before congress and pieced together by some more astute news organizations.
It's kind of sad to see the poor quality of Jurists on the SCOTUS; they just seem to be of very 'mediocre' quality (and I am being generous here) with little regard for the rights of ordinary people. Whenever they can assist in amalgamating more power to secret authoritarianism or corporate profits, they invariably rule in favor of the moneyed and landed classes; those who can pay those legal bribes to members in the form of very lucrative book deals and speaking engagements and shady (almost certainly illegal) property transfers outside of the US.
The court needs reforming and the whole idea of lifetime appointments has not given us the independence that the founders wanted, but arrogance and corruption.
26 February 2013Sudan: Crooks & Thieves Breed Revolutionaries and Freedom Fighters
There has been a great deal going on in Sudan. I feel strongly led for whatever reason (I do not fully understand) to spend some time talking about it because well, it just seems the conflict there as well as the growing pains of the worlds newest state South Sudan are not much talked about. In the last few weeks of fighting, over 500 people have been killed. The main fighting these days is taking place in Kordofan, a province that was subdivided into three differing regions by the government in Khartoum as a result of a peace agreement. The division of this region has led to a myriad of troubles that have flared into violent conflict. The International Crisis Group sums up the fighting in its executive summary to its paper entitiled Sudan’s Spreading Conflict (I): War in South Kordofan
The war in South Kordofan shows no sign of ending anytime soon. There are echoes of the 1984-2002 civil war, but the dynamics are quite different. The insurgents, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) based in the Nuba Mountains, are much better armed, and the state’s ethnic cleavages are much less pronounced. The SPLM-N is also part of an alliance with Darfur rebels, the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), that is working to include disenchanted armed groups from other regions as well. Arab tribes that previously supplied militias that did much of the fighting no longer support the government wholeheartedly; significant numbers have joined groups fighting Khartoum. The conflict shows every sign of strategic stalemate, with each side hoping pressure from elsewhere will change its foe’s calculations. Yet, it is exacting an horrendous toll, principally among civilians. Unless the government and the SRF engage each other and, with international help, negotiate a comprehensive solution to Sudan’s multiple conflicts, there will be no stop to endless wars that plague the country.
The root causes of the conflict – political marginalisation, land dispossession and unimplemented promises, remain the same. But ethnic dynamics have changed in important ways. The Misseriya Arabs, the government’s main local supporters during the first war, have grown increasingly frustrated with Khartoum, in particular its 2005 decision to abolish the West Kordofan state that represented the tribe’s ethnically homogenous homeland. They no longer heed the government’s calls to remobilise, and many young Misseriya are joining the SPLM-N or other groups in the SRF. The other major Arab tribe in the state, the Hawazma, is also starting to switch sides. ICG
So what we have here is powerful non-state actors vying for influence, power and resources after years of being disaffected and ignored by the State. They have taken up arms and taken their argument out of the political realm and into the military one. Over and over again we see that many of the worlds conflicts can be summed up as being based on these very same root causes. Sadly this is, in my view, more and more going to be the model for the future as resources become more constrained, populations increase and governments become more corrupt and corruptible. I see this particularly in Africa, but also in places in Asia and even South America, where political leaders stubbornly refuse to listen to the pleas of large disaffected populations and instead, bow before narrow, cold hearted and rapacious economic interests. These are patterns we have already seen on a small scale in many places. Weather it be a place like Yemen or Sudan, long term disaffection that provides no hope of any realistic peaceful solution will inevitably lead to violent groups taking up arms to achieve their political goals. Sadly, in places like Yemen, groups like Al Qaeda use the disaffected as tools in their own armies for their narrow Jihadist goals rather than really addressing the needs of the people. Once a group gets organized and armed, it is difficult to say if it will ultimately maintain its original goals or be subverted by other actors whose goals may or may not coincide with the original intent of its founders.
This indeed may be a dark future for some of these groups who operate in South Sudan who may indeed just want to have their voices heard more clearly but when tempted with new arms shipments, new fighters and new training, could easily fall prey to global terrorist networks who are always on the prowl for new converts to their bloody Global Jihad. How deeply anyone has looked into this issue is not known to me, but given the strong Islamic bent to many of these groups and their willingness to take up arms to right perceived wrongs, I think it a potent threat. Sudan's President has shown himself to be autocratic, unwilling to share power and has concentrated it with a small group of crony's who are more concerned with filling their own pockets that bringing in stability to their nation. But this is the pattern in much of the world, weather it be in South America or Africa. Leaders more and more are being bribed by large multinationals to disaffect their own people's in order to enrich themselves; they leave office with a Swiss bank account filled with money and a plethora of social and economic problems they intentionally put in place for their successors to try and clean up. We see the pattern in places like Mexico where the outgoing President allowed major US bio-tech firms access to Mexican farmland to grow frankenfoods that are strongly opposed by the people. He did this just as he was leaving office and was no longer accountable. Even in the US we have seen similar deeds. When Bill Clinton was getting ready leave office, he pardoned a long time fugitive from Justice who was on the run because of multiple indictments that alleged complex swindles, including millions in tax evasion, tax fraud and running illegal oil deals with Iran during the hostage crisis. According even to MSM reports, this was done after a large donation was received from the Rich familiy into the DNC coffers. The only reason people have not risen up in America is because they still (for a few more years... if we are lucky) have full bellies and homes to live in and have 'bread and circuses' to distract them. That and the fact that their dollar, at least at the time of this writing still buys real goods and services. When you live in a place like Kordofan and you see the national treasures squandered by crooks and thieves and your kids are crying for food, the dynamic and impetus for change alters significantly as does its urgency.
It is not my intention to draw exact parallels in the US to events in Mexico or Kordofan, but to show the readers how important economics plays in these kinds of conflicts and how precarious America's own internal political stability will be as the US begins to implement real cuts that it will eventually have no choice but to make... and yes, I really do mean no choice. I strongly suspect that one of the reasons that sequestration is taking place now is because the Fed has probably told the President and Congress that they can and will only monetize 'X' amount of debt which now stands at about $85 Billion a month. Their balance sheet probably cannot stand that much, but that is what they will swing for the Feds while they get their fiscal house in order. The crux of this is that when the Fed is forced to raise rates (and it will be one day) its going to send the US economy into a tailspin and probably threaten the Fed's own solvency and send shockwaves throughout the entire financial system effecting you and yours in ways you only thought happened to those 'other people' you see on TV. We averted a major life changing disaster last time around. We won't next time and we are heading right for it, full speed ahead.
The pain is this part of the world is real and so is the sufferings of the people. I ask all of you to pray for Sudan and especially those who have been hit the hardest there, the poor, the children, woman and of course most importantly, your brethren in Christ. These are those who stand in the way of the rich and corrupted men of the earth as they plunder it for their own personal profit.
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
Israel Secretly Deports 1000 Sudanese, Probably To Prison
Visiting or living in Israel is a crime in Sudan. This appears to be part of a larger Israeli plan to keep blacks out of Israel, more here and here.
GMO's Permeate Planet Earth
Based on a report sourfcced from ISAAA
This paper is actually funded at least in part by the Biotech industry, but the data is useful and interesting.
Hagel Looks To Get Senate Nod Today
25 February 2013UK's Top Cleric Resigns
The trouble at the Vatican continues un-abated. Don't kid yourself here, there is and has been a major power struggle going on inside the Vatican. This struggle has been going on for some time and has claimed many a victim in what can only be termed a bloody shadow war. Priests from all of the the world have been suicided (murdered brutally and the press given a suicide cover story). These murders often had connection to one of the many scandals inside the Vatican, mostly with its ongoing pedophile scandals, but also money the laundering scandals which has caused the Vatican no small grief. Anyone who knows anything about men in power is that when you mess with their money and bodies will certainly pile up. Well for a couple of years now they have been piling up right outside of the Vatican, even members of the Swiss Guard (who provide Vatican Security) have not been immune from the Vatican strain of sudden death syndrome.
Insiders know that there is a power struggle going on and has been for some time. Some Italian papers allude to it and a few bloggers have managed to talk about these things and actually stay alive... no small feat. But let us get something clear. These murders are NOT being directed officially. There is no Vatican 'murder' department that has a conclave on who they should kill today. No, that is the stuff of dime store novels. These killings are often the work of vile men who are hired hands for powerful men who sometimes work inside the Vatican, sometimes they are ordered by others who do business with the Vatican (criminal bankers/Mafiosi) who have a long established pattern of using murder to protect their interests.
The Vatican has many years experience of covering up their scandals and evading national police investigations. Yet Vatican's troubles today, while certainly self inflicted, also stem from many sources and trends in society.
First off, there is a strong component of the west who want to do away with organized religion, especially as it relates to Christianity and to a somewhat lesser degree, Islam. They don't mind Buddhists and new age mumbo-jumbo so much as long as moral relativism (no change in behavior) is required. However Christianity in particular is very much in the crosshairs of these interests. What these interests want is two things. First off they want very much to undercut and destroy the power of the Church; Protestant and Catholic. The Church has many enemies and many of them have deep pockets and all of them for one reason or another have some pet wickedness they nurse and don't want any moral guidance that might shed a negative light on their works of darkness. What I don't want to do here is to blame those enemies for the scandals in the Church. The Church itself is fully to blame and the old adage 'the devil made me do it' doesn't fly here. But we cannot forget that the Church today has enemies, powerful, organized and wealthy enemies.
Nevertheless, we cannot for a moment think that there is not a deep spiritual impetus behind the recent events in the Church. Satan, the arch enemy of God and mankind has been able to weave many of his most ardent servants into the highest reaches of the Vatican to do his work. One of his key goals is to throw dirt on the name of Christ and on those who hold fast his commandments. This has been has MO for two millennium. Even in the time of the Apostles Christians were slandered and spoken evil of by many accusers. We find the pattern in the book of Acts which chronicles the earliest days of Christianity's spread.
And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.
But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.
The difference between what happened then and is happening now is that many of the accusations against the Church can indeed be proven, especially in the realm of child abuse. But lets face it, even those inside the Vatican hierarchy are saying that the Church just needs to clean up its increasingly filthy act. The charges are very deep and troubling, but are not unknown to those who understand the Vatican and what it has been used for, for quite some time. A very interesting report can be found here. It's evil's are only now just really bubbling to the surface. The real question is if the Church can reform itself or if it will destroy itself by continuing to engage in its web of financial misdealings and perverted sexual behavior. In my view there are basically three ways the Church can go under the next Pope.
1) It can continue to obfuscate and hide its deep troubles behind the wall of Vatican Secrecy and thus begin to run up more and more against concerted efforts in the court systems in the various nations where it is housed as they take action against its web of ongoing criminality. This tact will only cause it to continue to lose considerable credibility among its laity, non-Vatican (low level) clergy and outsiders.
2) In can attempt to quietly root out the bad apples and not allow them to be part of choosing the next Pope. This appears to be the tact that Benedict is attempting to go down now with this resignation and the request that Mahoney also not partake in the Papal Conclave. It's certainly probable that others are under pressure not to attend. Pressure that may eminate from inside and outside the Vatican. The internal machinations are probably rather extreme at present as is the 'horse trading'. It did not escape my attention that the UK prelates resignation closely coincided with the Pope's announcement for an early election.
3) The Vatican could embark on a real and genuine house cleaning. A new Pope could begin a major shakeup inside the Vatican and do his best to hire his own security team that answers only to him and reduce the probability of him falling into the pattern of Pope John Paul I, whose reform efforts earned him a hot cup of poisoned tea. But in order for that to happen, some strong law enforcement types are just going to have to be brought in or at least fully cooperated with. Also the 'cone of silence' that permeates the media over the succession of murders and why they took place must be lifted. This would help ensure that the 'rats' think twice about using that method of silencing those who are caught in a web of crime or just know too much. In short like many bureaucracies, reform simply is often impossible from the inside of an organization. Internal investigations, weather they be in a military, bank, government or corporation rarely change anything. They get read, filed and often those who conduct the investigations find a pink slip on their desk and a reminder that they can be sued for revealing the institutions 'privileged' information.
Which path will the Vatican take? My guess is number two will be tried, will fail and it will immediately fall back into number one. A Pope who really attempted number three without significant support inside the Conclave would wind up like Benedict - frustrated to the point of resignation or JPI - opposed to the point of death.
The Prophecy Of Malachy
The Prophecy of Malachy is always the hot topic whenever a Pope leaves office. It never fails. Well here is a brief little snippet I wrote when JPII passed away.
I cannot leave you without mentioning this most interesting man and his much talked about prophecy. He lived back in the 12th Century and made a prophecy of all of the Pope's that would reign until the end of the age. Here is a small excerpt from the Catholic Encyclopedia.
The most famous and best known prophecies about the popes are those attributed to St. Malachy. In 1139 he went to Rome to give an account of the affairs of his diocese to the pope, Innocent II, who promised him two palliums for the metropolitan Sees of Armagh and Cashel. While at Rome, he received (according to the Abbé Cucherat) the strange vision of the future wherein was unfolded before his mind the long list of illustrious pontiffs who were to rule the Church until the end of time. The same author tells us that St. Malachy gave his manuscript to Innocent II to console him in the midst of his tribulations, and that the document remained unknown in the Roman Archives until its discovery in 1590 (Cucherat, "Proph. de la succession des papes", ch. xv). They were first published by Arnold de Wyon, and ever since there has been much discussion as to whether they are genuine predictions of St. Malachy or forgeries. The silence of 400 years on the part of so many learned authors who had written about the popes, and the silence of St. Bernard especially, who wrote the "Life of St. Malachy", is a strong argument against their authenticity, but it is not conclusive if we adopt Cucherat's theory that they were hidden in the Archives during those 400 years.
Now rather than give you a list of all the Popes I will tell you what he said about John Paul II and his reign.
“De labore Solis”
This means “of the eclipse of the sun, or from the labour of the sun”
History of the reign of John Paul II.: Karol Wojtyla was born on May 18, 1920 during a solar eclipse. He also comes from behind the former Iron Curtain (the East, where the Sun rises). He might also be seen to be the fruit of the intercession of the Woman Clothed with the Sun labouring in Revelation 12 (because of his devotion to the Virgin Mary). His Funeral occurred on 8 April, 2005 when there was a solar eclipse visible in the Americas.
You be the Judge, I will not comment other than to say this. There is only one more pope to come according to Malachy and perhaps (opinions differ here) another. Who are they and how do we recognize them? I cannot say but here is what Malachy said, click here.
Fast Forward to today and here is what the Catholic Pages says about Malachy's prophecy on Benedict's reign as pope.
The Benedictine order traditionally said this Pope would come from their order, since a branch of the Benedictine order is called the Olivetans. St Benedict is said to have prophesied that before the end of the world, a member of his order would be Pope and would triumphantly lead the Church in its fight against evil. While the Holy Father chose the name "Benedict", this does not seem enough to fulfil the prophecy. Nor is it clear how Benedict XVI (a Bavarian) is "Glory of the Olives". Since he is said to have remarked in the Conclave after saying he would take the name Benedict that it was partly to honour Benedict XV, a pope of peace and reconciliation, perhaps Benedict XVI will be a peacemaker in the Church or in the World, and thus carry the olive branch. - Catholic Pages
Here is what it says about the next Pope.
In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oves in multis tribulationibus: quibus transactis civitas septicollis diruetur, & Judex tremędus judicabit populum suum. Finis.(In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term of which the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the formidable Judge will judge his people. The End.)
What do I think? People always ask me this. First off, I do not despise prophesyings be they from Catholics or Protestants. So let it not be said that I have totally dismissed this, I haven't. In fact, with so many Pope's of the past having interesting correlations with it, I cannot and will not dismiss it. That does not mean that this won't turn out to be another kind of 'Mayan Prophecy' - it very well might. But as I stated before, that prophecy and its loopy interpretations was just the result overactive imaginations and book/disaster salesmen sales pitches because the Mayans never predicted the end of the world with that calendar, that was not what it was used for.
Beyond that, I am not prepared to say, other than we all should keep a n eye on the Vatican and its goings on.
US Seeks Input On "Dual Use' Biotechnology
"Life sciences research is essential to the scientific advances that underpin improvements in the health and safety of the public, agricultural crops and other plants, animals, the environment, materiel 1, and national security. Despite its value and benefits, however, certain types of research conducted for legitimate purposes can be utilized for benevolent or harmful purposes.Such research is called “dual use research.” Dual use research of concern (DURC) is a subset of dual use research defined as life sciences research that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, information, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied to pose a significant threat with broad potential consequences to public health and safety, agricultural crops and other plants, animals, the environment, materiel, or national security." - Science And Technology Policy
Mexican Farmers Protest Monsanto's New GMO 'Rights'
Real good piece on what is going on in Mexico on the GMO front. Be advised, this story and the previous one are very much interrelated.
Monsanto and satan? Is there a relationship?
Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak Kills 7 In Oil Rich Area
Plenty of cash rolling in the area as five major oil companies rape the earth, but the money never gets to the people who have no potable water and impoverished women must travel miles to get to a hospital.
Big oil and satan? Is there a relationship?
Death For Preaching Christ In 'Liberated' Libya
Discussing this case, Libyan security official Hussein Bin Hmeid, trying to justify the Islamic ban on free speech, observes: "Proselytizing is forbidden in Libya. We are a 100% Muslim country and this kind of action affects our national security." Indeed, Muslim governments—most notably Iran's—constantly suppress any talk of Christianity, claiming it threatens "our national security."...
...Nor should the arrested Christians expect much sympathy from more "moderate" Libyans. According to Benghazi lawyer and "human rights activist" Bilal Bettamer, Christians should not offend Muslims by trying to share their faith: "It is disrespectful. If we had Christianity we could have dialogue, but you can't just spread Christianity. The maximum penalty is the death penalty. It's a dangerous thing to do." - MEF/Raymond Ibrahim
Radical islam and satan? Is there a relationship?
Austerity To Strike Says White House
Austerity is the European name we are calling sequestration. The process is different, but the result is essentially the same. I have talked a lot about this and will talk again about it after it really hits. There are some big problems with it, no doubt. But something has to give fiscally and those who say otherwise are not dealing in reality or don't have the nations best interest at heart. Listen, its not 'time' this happened, it's probably much too little and a little too late. The real tragedy is that neither side is budging and both think they can make political points by pointing fingers at each other... and the American people? They let them get away with it, year end and year out.US Drought Conditions: February 2013
One major well known financial player made this observation to some private folks - He see's a lot of serious pain ahead over the next three to four years.
What I do want to talk about is Sequestration from another perspective. That being the fact that it is going to hit our military establishment rather hard.There will be real pain. It isn't that it isn't needed, it is, but the pain felt is not going to be theoretical. But I have long said that as this nation continues its drift away from God, away from its former Christian foundations, away from its own foundational principles (its constitution) She would begin to feel the rod of Chastisement. Look at what has been happening. Just recently the duly elected President of the US sent a brief before the Supreme Court to get rid of the Defense of Marriage act. Why? He has been effectively bribed by the Sodomy lobby to push their agenda over the next four years. These are not things that please God. We keep on moving in the wrong direction and he keeps sending us signs that we are on the wrong track. So now he is hitting us where it hurts, in twin pillars of American power, the pocketbook and our military.
I am not optimistic this President is going to listen to anyone or anything that does not make the sound of a cash register. While the nation faces this crisis, he's out golfing and raising money.
I think the Lord is sore displeased with him, the people who voted for him and the naiton as a whole.
Black Leaders Praise NRA, Lambast Racist Gun Control Laws
I hope the Democratic party is not able to continue to mind rape large swaths of Black America as they usually do about this and other key issues. Folks just don't get it. Today, just before I watched this clip, I was watching a documentary on the Civil War entitled "Sherman's March" (Netflix) and they dealt briefly with the issue of Guns and Blacks during the Civil War.
Get this, Black and White Americans: Gun control is ultimately about people control. When the powers that be have decided that large parts of its population must be forcefully relocated, impoverished or killed, gun control is the first 'thing to do' before they can accomplish whatever evil deeds they plan and mathematically speaking, just looking at the fiscal and economic numbers.... a very cold wind is going to blow over America before too long... just look at our budgetary mess. Don't get lulled to sleep by the propaganda out there in financial newsletters and the MSM, they are as often as not, being paid to lie to you... to fill you with optimism while they sell their stocks and buy a bungalow in the Cayman's.
That does not mean that common sense gun laws should not be applied. But the key is that the people should have the right to keep and bear arms without any encumbrance from the government.
Today the powers that be have cleverly shifted the debate from all of these drugs that they feed 30 million Americans today (and make the drug manufacturers about $10 billion a year) and the effects those drugs have on their minds and the ability of these millions Americans to think clearly and cogently. Somehow that is not the issue and this is where the debate needs to be. Where is the money coming from that fills the coffers at these drug makers? Much of it from the Government health programs. What is the largest looming budget killer? Medical care and prescription drugs. Again your elected representatives (the ones YOU voted for) aren't going to do anything about it... except take away your guns while what's left of your mind is in palookaville... spaced out on that legal 'crack' your doctor prescribed.
Slovenia Shuts Down Nuke Plant After Failure
22 February 2013The Real Fiscal Cliff
...and the real sequester and the real debt limit. Dr. Weiss is telling you like it is. Check this out because he is laying out our predicament in layman's terms.Health Care: $21,000 For A False Alarm
Quite good for an MSM source - Article and Video. It's just three and a half minutes... do check it out.
Shootout At The Ben Bernanke Coral
There is dissension as well as confusion at our central bank. There are (“many”) members that believe open-ended QE was a mistake – and that this policy error should be corrected as soon as possible. Others believe aggressive QE could be continued indefinitely, or at least until unemployment has been reduced to a comfortable level. There is broad disagreement as to impacts, benefits and costs associated with the Fed’s long-term zero rate policy, quantitative easing... - Doug Noland
Panhandler Party: Need A Laugh? This Will Give You One!
Watson's Web can be a little depressing at times. Well, here is a quick video that will surely cause a few chuckles!
Ex Prisoners Speak Out As China Considers Labor Camp Reforms
As China begins to talk about reforming its labor camp system, the level of abuses are talked about in this NPR piece. In China, you can be sent to a labor camp just for complaining about local corruption.Mexico's Disappeared
This is a good piece and should tell all of my Western readers that no matter how bad you may think you have it, there are places much much worse. Learn to be prayefful of those less fortunate than you and be thankful of your own circumstances. Put some gratitute in your attitude and praise in your daily routine and you will be surprised what God can and will do for you.
But this labor camp system is what happens when due process is thrown out the window. Abuses become commonplace, profitable and acceptable to those in power. We cannot allow any President, Black or White; Democrat or Republican, to remove our rights to due process.
This 176-page report documents nearly 250 “disappearances” during the administration of former President Felipe Calderón, from December 2006 to December 2012. In 149 of those cases, Human Rights Watch found compelling evidence of enforced disappearances, involving the participation of state agents.
US Drought: Experts Warn Of Impending Food Price Increases
Not a major increase, just 3-4 percent according to the study that the article is based on. Below find basic staple prices patters for four nations, according to the UN's FAO.
America's drought will have an impact on food prices and its extent will probably be directly correlated to the length of the drought and its depth.
Recently the USDA's head made a speech about this as well as some important comments about GMO's the speech can be found at CSPAN but as I write this, is currently not available.
The USDA has set up an organic integrity system via its brand new (late 2012) National Organic Program to help increase customer awareness and consumer confidence in the Organic market. What this does is ensure that when it says Organic, it really is.
GMO's are just about everywhere, even in our organic crops and the threat leveled by GMO's is no conspiracy theory. I talked about this late last year letting readers know that these organisms really do have the potential to destroy large portions of America's agricultural base and seriously undermine the health of every single American who consumes GMO's.
You may not even know you are eating them. But almost every food you eat, from breakfast cereal to spaghetti; ice cream to tortilla chips contain GMO's. This is what the whole GMO labeling debate was about. If they did it, 90% of the foods eaten in America would have to be labeled and the big GMO agribusinesses were dead set against that and have poured (and are pouring) millions of dollars into making sure you never find out what you are eating. Did anyone ever consider that their may be a direct correlation between GMO's and Obesity? GMO's and diabetes? GMO's and colon cancer? GMO and sterility?
Finally some hard scientific evidence was presented to administration officials to confirm their very worst fears. Thankfully, this is one instance that this administration is not dropping the ball.
How The FBI Tracked An Internet Activist
How does big brother track people it does not like? Here is internet tracking 101.AMD Introduces TurboDock Technology For Tablets
A great idea since more and more people are going with tablets and netbooks.
I worry about AMD's ability to survive though. I have long been a fan of AMD but several misteps over the past few years (Phenom/Bulldozer) have not added to their rep. Not that these processors aren't good, they are. They just cannot compete with Intel's latest offerings. You can see the latest CPU benchmarks at this site. They still are a good buy on budget notebooks and have a very good start with their APU's which work well in smaller devices that are more and more popular. Their presense in this market may make or break the company over the next five years.
Their graphics cards, however are still very good and competitive (their Radeon's allow 3 monitors to be used simultaneously from one card), but a lack of cash appears to be slowing down development.
This may not seem important, but if AMD goes, there will be no competition in the CPU market. What happens when there is not competition?
Prepare to shell out a lot more money for your next technology purchase, that's what.
How Bad Weapons Systems Never Die
The F-35 is the most expensive weapon ever and it's just a budgetary, technological and now political and fiscal disaster.Claim: Pope's Resignation Linked To Secret Letter & Investigation
This is a long series that Bloomberg has produced with infographics and the works. If you want to delve into why this nation needs to reform (as in fundamentally reform) its defense procurement system, this series is a great primer.
If sequestration gets Congress to reform it, that would be a major plus but knowing Congress the way I do, I am not optimistic.
For your discernment... I would not link to it if I did not see some truth to what is said herein. Blomberg's take is found here.Sequestration: Q & A
Please check this out... prayerfully and then go back and read Ezekiel Chapter 8.
Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations. And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about. And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up. Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth. He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.What is happening in the Vatican (Please... I am not blasting all Catholics here) is not dissimilar from what happened to the Priesthood in ancient Israel, both before the Babylonian captivity or even during the times of Christ. They had a holy front, but as Christ said, they were little more that whited sepulchers (Matt 23:27). Without getting into details, Ratzinger saw this and is now doing the 'Pontius Pilate'. He's washing his hands of the Vatican's myriad abominations.
It was Pilate who said 'What is Truth'.
In our times when people are looking for it, I think in times like this, when the Church is in probably its most serious crisis since the reformation, that Christians need to be ready to give witness to Christ, who is the way, the truth and the life.
Yet in the west, that needs to be done more by deeds and holy living than by just words. The world is tired of seeing hypocrites spout scripture and then molest a 10 year old, launder drug money and engage in gay orgies. That is not truth and such behavior will save no man. In this respect I think the Vatican scandals have really set the cause of Christ and his gospel back very significantly.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.Today what is needed is a Church that is dominated by preaching the gospel, edifying the believers and doing good works and leaders who are not concerned with the beauty of the Church building or the year and make of the Pastors car (the 'front', if you will), but what they did for Christ today and everyday. Christians, the Church in particular, need to get back to basics. We need to spend less time getting involved in politics (I am not talking about total abandonment though) and more time and energy in redirecting Church efforts to those things Christ commanded us to do, which is not saving the world, but saving people from out of the world system which is run and ruled by the prince of this world; the beautiful angel that appears like an angel of light (2Cor 11:14) and often disguises himself as a new and 'reformed' Jesus, but is really satan whose main desire is to destroy mankind. His main tool?
The Drones Of Africa
U.S. drone bases are multiplying on the African continent: Niger has agreed to hosting surveillance drones on its soil; neighboring Burkina Faso already has one; two new drone facilities are opening in Ethiopia and the Seychelles...
And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
When strife and problems arose between Abraham and Lot over what can, in our popular vernacular be termed 'grazing rights' ,Abraham took the 'high road'. He did not assert any rights as the elder or remind Lot that it was he who brought Lot with him from the land of Ur (Babylon). Rather, Abraham who had to put his total trust in God, to the point he uprooted his whole life and family to take them to a place he did not even know, knew that God would fulfill his promise. Abraham probably figured that whatever the reason for the strife between Lot and Abraham, he would let the Lord handle it. So rather that get angry and become assertive, he just told Lot to choose where he wanted he has his flock to live and he would go in the other direction. Clearly, Abraham just wanted peace.
I think that what we should keep in mind is that God had made some very bold promises to Abram (later Abraham) and so far, he did not have an heir. But he had put his trust in God. He probably saw God's hand in the strife that arose. I say this because once it was resolved, the Lord promised him once again, the Land of Canaan, the very place Lot did not choose. God's promises are sure and eternal. One thing you can absolutely certain of, God is going to keep his word. Be it for good or ill, if he makes a promise or a threat, be assured he will carry it out. Our job as Christians is to follow the example of Abraham, the father of faith (Rom 4:16) and to believe God and do as he commands.
Abraham did not need to make a fuss over the pasture land, there was no need to. He knew that as long as he obeyed the voice of the Lord, he would prosper - and prosper he did. He could easily have gotten discouraged earlier when he came into this land and found Famine there (Gen 12:10) but did not. He could never have left Ur and did as so many modern day Christians do and wonder why God has not fulfilled his promises. Abraham had to do something in Ur: He has to pack his bags and go. The three basic tenets of faith... the Promise made, the faith to believe it and the will to do your part (obedience). Abraham could have said, 'yes Lord, I hear you you; you are going to give me land... amen, hallelujah! and then sit in Ur waiting for it to happen, omitting the other part of God's word, the command,
Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Lot on the other hand was not walking in the same anointing and faith of Abraham. We notice here that Lot chose that which looked the best to his natural eyes. It had the most water and was near a major commercial center. It's like today when we look at real estate, 'location, location, location' are what makes or breaks a property in our times. It was not much different back then. What were the names of those cities that Lot chose to dwell near? Sodom and Gomorrah. The sight of Lot's eyes deceived him and in the end, he barely escaped Sodom with his life and only after Abraham's concerted intercession. Even later, we saw how the spirit of Sodom had infected Lot's daughters (Gen 19:32ff); they got him drunk and committed incest with him and their offspring were a constant thorn in the flesh of Israel, the Moabites and Ammonites.
The scriptures make clear that these cities had a frightful reputation (Gen 13:13) and if Lot and Abraham dwelt near those cities for any length of time, they had to be aware of it. It did not seem to phase Lot much, he wanted what looked best for him, right now. Abraham was walking in faith, knowing that God was going to work out his will and a little family acrimony was not going to thwart God's plans. Besides, Abraham was close enough to God to probably not want to live too close to a place known for such wickedness. I think Abraham was more than pleased Lot chose as he did, in fact, he may even have anticipated it, knowing his Nephew as he did. Abraham was already promised the land of Canaan (Gen 12:7), so I think Abraham knew (by faith) where Lot was going to take his herd and family. Abraham knew that in some instances, the best decision is to take a hands-off approach and let the Lord work it out. When we try and enforce our own will or try and 'fulfill' God's promises with our own fleshly efforts, we can make a real mess of things. This is what Abraham did later with his servant girl. The world is still paying for that mistake!
I think the lesson here is that important decisions should be reached in a way that is fully consistent with God's promises, exhortations and are based upon our faith in God. We must trust him in all things, even to work out family problems that could turn nasty if one is not willing to yield to God and trust him. He knows the end from the beginning.
I have learned this and walk in it. Those of you who are in the process of making some big decisions - try and take your emotions out of it, even your own desires and seek God's face on the matters that face you; as an old wise woman would often say to me, 'put yourself in neutral'. Ask him, not so much what you want but what he wants. Let your prayer not just be uttered, 'thy will done' but let that be the attitude you take as you wait upon God's answer.
(Note: I know some of you want to split hairs about some points that are not 100% clear in scripture. Some of the texts in Job and Genesis were written long before Moses and thus present unique issues of interpretation. So please don't get upset if my views on some obscure theological or historical question do not line up 100% with yours.)
21 February 2013Attack On Indian Revival Meet Sends Christians Underground
As police looked on, militants attacked a Christian church in central India earlier this month, causing severe injuries to some and sending the pastor into hiding, according to witnesses.India Plans Mission To Mars
The assault took place during the second day of a Feb. 7-9 revival meeting at India Christian Assembly of God Church in the city of Rajnandgaon, about 72 kilometers west of Raipur, the capital of the mostly rural, and overwhelmingly Hindu, state of Chhattisgarh.
The revival meeting included a graduation ceremony of 14 students who attended a short bible-training program. Around 300 Christians had gathered to witness the ceremony and attend the revival meeting, coming from the neighboring states of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Orissa, and Madhya Pradesh. - World Watch Monitor
Attack On Privacy: USGov Strikes Again, This Time In The EU
The US State department (under Obama's directions) is waging a full court press against the EU's new data privacy laws designed to protect consumers from US corporations who buy and sell user data for all kinds of legal, questionable and even illegal purposes.Got A Cell Phone Signal Booster? FCC Says Turn It Off... Now
The EU wants to protect their citizens, the US wants to take their data and sell it... your data. If you get hit with identity theft, the corporations are not going to have to pay to clean it up, you are.
My guess is the US is behind this not only because they have been bribed by the big data merchants here in the US but also because our own government may be using that data in ways that are not only unethical, but would be illegal under this new proposed law.
This administration appears to want to make data rapists safe from any reasonable laws. Like any date rapist, they slip the victim a 'mickey' before they engage in their criminal and disgusting acts.
Here the 'Mickey' is your mainstream news media and smooth talking politicians who tell you one thing, and when you aren't looking, do the exact opposite.
You must get a 'mommy may I' letter from one of the big Telecom Corporations before you can use it again.
Iran: Banker Fraud Met With Death Sentence
Now perhaps you can better understand why this and the last administration are conjuring up all this propaganda against Iran. They certainly have their issues, but like China, they often hold their bankers and elite fatally accountable.Panetta Sends Furlough Notice To Congress
This is not a justice system that Obama's/Shumer's/Frank's Wall Street donors would want exported to the US. They may find themselves wearing new neckties... worn upside-down and backwards while doing a jig up in the air.
I do not want to be too hard on the DOJ, they have increased White Collar prosecutions and Holder is making some headway. The problem is they are just cutting around the edges, they do not want to get to the taproot of much of this crime; that being the Boards of the major US TBTF/TBTJ banks. But Holder has a lot of work to do and I just don't think he is so inclined to do it.
Cardinal: TV Is Molech In Our Homes
Spain: Investigators Embargo 236 Buildings Confiscate Money In OC Raid
I wonder if this raid has anything at all to do with the recent bankruptcy in Spain I linked to yesterday?Canada: Police Warrantless Cell Phone Ruling Says...
In short, if its not password protected, the cops don't need a warrant to rummage through your cell phone.
US Finally Begins To Adress Trade Secrets Theft
Aggressive steps should have been taken before the horse was stolen out of the barn, not after.
Obamacare's Hidden Marriage Penalty
Other Obamacare news: In a clear political move to diverge himself with a GOP that is clearly in crisis and frankly out of touch with ordinary Americans, Florida's governor Scott reverses his stance on expanding Medicaid. His flip-flop was not without a price though, Medicaid will now be privatized in Florida via an agreement with the Obama administration.
“While the federal government is committed to paying 100 percent of the cost of new people in Medicaid, I cannot, in good conscience, deny the uninsured access to care." Gov. Scott
DOD's Littoral Combat Ships: Dumb Idea's Costing Too Much Money
The dumb idea is not so much building a new generation of ships, but spending the billions needed to make two different versions of it.
This is why the DOD desperately needs to have sequestration. This kind of thing just has to stop. The nation is going broke because of it.
Not only that, but these ships are plagued with problems, like cracks in the hull and corrosion... on a new ship!
A self proclaimed intel 'insider' 'tells all. Interesting, but... be careful.
Gun Control Was Historically About Repressing Blacks_______
A writer has a real eye-opener when he looks at the real history of Gun Control. Read this, I think you who still support all of these Gun Control laws being rammed down our throats after some highly suspicious shootings will begin to scratch their heads and open their eyes.
20 February 2013
Folks smelled gas just before it happened and were told not to worry.
For Your Discernment: Eclipses And Israel's Feast's
I post this soley for your discernment. Many have problems with this practice of using the signs in the heavens as a kind of 'clock' for end time events. My own purely personal view is that the Heavens declare God's glory and if Christ said that there would be signs in the sun, moon and stars (Luke 21:25) how those signs manifest themselves may have more than one aspect to it. I am fully aware that astrology is utterly forbidden to Christians, so please don't write me reminding me of that. What this article presents is something quite different.Investing In A World Of Make Believe
Keep in mind that the wise men from the east knew of Christ's first advent by when a certain star had appeared in the heavens (Matt 2:1ff), thus declaring to them God's glory in sending mankind a redeemer. It is not so far out to expect similar signs to accompany Christ's second coming.
Thanks to the reader who passed this along...
In recent years, a high degree of economic, financial, and political uncertainty has resulted in acute volatility in stocks, real estate, commodities and precious metals. I believe that another aggravating factor has been the increasing skepticism through which the investing public views government statistics and statements.- John Browne/Prudent Bear
Euro Crisis: A Berlusconi Victory Could Spell Trouble
Spain's Reyal Urbis just filed for bankruptcy. This was a property giant that was naturally effected by the massive drop in real estate values. Both Spain and Italy are not looking good.
China Orders Cities To Restrict Housing Purchases
This is being done in an attempt to curb real estate speculation in China. On a related note, I found most interesting during my last visit to the LA area just how many LA communities are now almost totally Asian. Today, in that area, cash purchases of homes are really driving the market upwards, as the LA times recently reported. The article cited adults getting money from trusts as a key factor. But from what I saw in the limited time I was there, Asian money is also awash in cash and is very much part of the driver in that market, a fact that Realtors will tell you, but is not generally talked about in the MSM.Bulgaria's Government Resigns
Cash purchases make things roll very smoothly as the banks don't get involved... at all. No Appraisals, no redundant credit/employment checks, no 20% down, no contingencies. In short, its no headaches for all parties involved.
Bulgaria's government resigned on Wednesday after violent nationwide protests against high electricity prices...Money As A Tool For Social Control
Money is also a form of social control. Just think about it. What did you do this morning? Well, if you are like most Americans, you either got up and went to work (to make money) or to school (to learn the skills that you will need to make money). We spend a great deal of our lives pursuing the almighty dollar, and there are literally millions of laws, rules and regulations about how we earn our money, about how we spend our money and about how much of our money the government gets to take from us.
Banks A Bigger Risk Than Advertised
New proposed rules would no longer allow banks to hide significant risks off their balance sheets and would force them to record that risk and thus make them (on paper) so big that they would equal almost all of US GDP. BTW, that is what the taxpayer would be on the hook for if they failed, 100% of everything everyone makes.Congressman Wolf Calls On Kerry To Lobby On Behalf Of Imprisoned Christian Lawyer
...just thought I would add that little ray of sunshine.
Obama Administration Using NDAA To Repress Legitimate Dissent
Preventative detentions vaguely worded laws, overzealous bureaucrats make for America's dark foreshadowing of evil systems of the past.
Egypt: Muslim Mob Destroys Church
A growing problem where an attack takes place against a Church about once a week. One must wonder if Morsi is not secretly behind these attacks and is only held in check by US promises of more advanced weapons to arm him. Keep in mind that the money he spends on this comes out of US foreign aid. So what is really happening is that we are paying Egypt to buy our F16's. In short, its a US Defense contractor bailout.
The Muslim Persecution Of Christians December, 2012
As usual, the month of Christmas saw an uptick in Christian persecution under Islam, in a variety of forms, from insults to murders. In Iran, Pastor Youssef Nadarkhani—after being imprisoned and tormented for years for converting to Christianity, then recently released thanks to international pressure—was rearrested again, on Christmas Day, to serve the remainder of his 45 days, which the court had earlier decreed could be served in the form of probation; in Syria, near Christmas, Islamic rebels beheaded Andrei Arbashe, a 38-year-old Christian man, and fed his body to the dogs; in Nigeria, Christmas mass celebrations in several churches, were, once again, turned into scenes of carnage; and in Pakistan, Christians spent yet another "Dark Christmas."
There were also the usual fatwas [Islamic legal decrees], forbidding Muslims to acknowledge Christmas: in "moderate" Indonesia, the nation's top Muslim clerical body said that Muslims should not offer Christians greetings such as "Merry Christmas," and that Muslims are forbidden from attending any Christmas celebrations; in Egypt, the Committee for Rights and Reform issued a similar fatwa, forbidding Muslims to congratulate Christians during Christmas; even in the West, in Australia, the Lakemba Mosque issued a fatwa warning Muslims - MEF/Raymond Ibrahim
What About Those Gas Prices?
Chris Dorner: An Enigma
I don't think we will ever know the whole story here. This article is well written, asks good questions and for those of you who want to get beyond manufactured rage, this one is a good one. Thanks to the reader who passed this on.
DHS Illegally Holds US Citizens In ICE Detainer System
During a recent 50-month period covering FY 2008 through the start of FY 2012, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents issued nearly one million detainers. An immigration "detainer," often called an "immigration hold," is a notice issued by agents of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies when it intends to arrest someone. Only 22.6 percent of the time did the targeted individual have any criminal conviction, and only 8.6 percent of the charges were classified as a Level 1 or serious offense.
And while it is illegal for DHS to detain U.S. citizens, detainers were issued on a total of 834 citizens, according to ICE records. - TRAC
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