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Political And Economic Review #2
This issue is mostly about American oil and leadership. It is a 30 page overview of America's oil situation.
Political and Economic Review
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Iran: Ministry Of Intelligence And Internal Security - LOC
Links I Like
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 1And 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 1And Part 2
Announcement On Ohio Vote Legal Action
Seymour Hersh On Abu Gharib
Mike Ruppert/TUC Radio: Across The Rubicon
Part 1And Part 2
What Is Wrong With The American Mind: Corporate Media Consolidation
Part 1And 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)
New! Watson's Economic Crisis Report - II
This is the second in my Economic Crisis Report series. This report deals primarily with the ongoing global economic crisis and the trends that the world has seen, is seeing and probably will see. We will be discussing how some are working to get their hands on the FDIC insurance fund, leaving ordinary folks out in the cold if their bank fails. I talk about recent and very important events with the Dodd-Frank reform act and how Wall Street is seriously bucking those reforms as well as the still gargantuan problem of Derivatives.Is The Administration Preparing 'NSA Salvation' Strikes?
This paper also talks about the Eurozone and the ongoing crisis there as well as deep fissures now being seen in the BRIC nations. We discuss the recent and surprising decline in our fiscal deficit (and the real reason why it happened). The looming municipal failures (with some time spent on Detroit) as well as a special addendum that will give readers some background to a major, major looming problem that no one yet is talking about.
This report is $19.95 to newcomers and is 56 pages in length. But if you have ever purchased a report from me in the past, the price is only $12.00. Think of it as a loyalty discount to those who have assisted and been blessed by this site in the past. Please read carefully the payment page for details on how to get your discount! If you don't read it, you don't get your discount!!!
Is this for real? Who knows with the lack of specificity the administration has given, the political climate in DC and this President's increasing lack of credibility I doubt this is even remotely a genuine threat.
ZH has a great read here.
NYT Piece here.
Congress Denied Acess To NSA Program Info
This is pretty sad. I saw this yesterday and I thought I had posted it but I apparently did not.Strange Lights In Arizona Sky
There have been some strange sightings in the sky recently, not just here but also strange sights in England.Administration Set To Make Streaming A Felony
Another attempt by Hollywood to kill the interent? This was a key part of SOPA. It looks like Obama may try and introduce SOPA bit my bit in order to satisfy his largest 2012 donor.Yes, America Really Does Have 'Constitution Free' Zones
This is what happens when bribery becomes a legal tool of state policy.
Yes, there are places where your rights do not apply. The last President and this one have waged a relentless assault on America's form of government.Amazon Buys Washington Post
Talk to some of the folks who live down there, they will tell you.
..and the Boston Globe is now to be owned by the Red Sox!Abortion Protesters Destroy Property, Assault Priests and Commit Acts Of Sacrilidge
Radical, extreme and energized by a desire for the death of the innocent. Is it any wonder where this is a actually coming from? Brothers, the devil is very, very busy. Men in their hardness of heart just are not going to change...Time Promotes Childless Lifestyle
I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.The days are coming when I think for many, repentance will be nigh unto being impossible, having hardened their hearts for so long.
Is the 'Great Divergence' at hand?...
He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
Not unlike in Biblical (Pharaoh, Herod) times, there is a war on children today, particularly in the West. The Devil does not like them and his servants always do his will.He is just using different and more sophisticated means of getting rid of them.
On The African Pentacostal Revivial
Is it for real? The question is discussed herein.
Canada's Changing Religious Landscape
A new Pew Research Center analysis of Canadian census and survey data finds that more Canadians belong to minority faiths than ever before. In addition, the number of Canadians with no religious affiliation has been rising, and attendance at religious services has been dropping.So Who Or What Is Google... Really?
An interesting read about a name everyone 'trusts' on the internet.
China's Debt Crisis Grows As Does Pressure On Xi
Serious trouble facing China's EconomyDrought Ravages Western US
The problem here is very serious and one this site has talked about at length
Christian Jailed For Text Messages In Pakistan
No evidence exists that he even sent the messages...
This is not a good time to be a Christian in Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, China, North Korea...
No, It's Not OK
In our times when so much evil and sin seem to permeate out societies and now open sin is accepted, blasphemy is now comedy and most Christian's in America really aren't, we who are truly born of God must be strong in discernment but not rash in judgment. Both of these principles are important. The tragedy today I think especially with American Christians, is that once they get a little knowledge they stand on their own judgment and rail against other Christians who are struggling or have a slightly different view on an issue.Impeachable Offenses?
Brothers, I see this much too often. Christians who have read a couple of conspiracy books or articles begin to rail against Baptists, or Quakers or Catholics or whomever. I wonder how many have spent any time going back and reading some Christian history. Real history, not conspira-history. I love history, I tell you reading it is 100 times more entertaining than watching a movie. Often at night when I hit the hay, I am listing to an audiobook. Right now I am toward the end of a series of lectures on Byzantium. If you are cash strapped (like me) you can go to a local library and check them out. I listen to a lot of those books and some really good ones can be found at LibriVox for free!!! I like to understand how we got where we are today. Particularly Christianity. How did the Church split up into eastern and western halves (Catholic and Orthodox) what were the big debates of the day? How did Iconoclasm launch a veritable civil war inside the Eastern Empire? What was the political backdrop of the Crusades? What kind of disputes arose over the nature of Christ? Why are there so many different protestant denominations?
I think it meet that we as Christians try and have decent understanding of these things lest we repeat some tragic mistakes made by the Church of old - and they made some very tragic mistakes. Protestants, who think they own all truth, go and take a real good look at some of your history. It's as bloody as the Catholics that Protestants so dutifully rail against. It was Protestants that started the Ku Kux Klan and only a Protestant could join it, it was Protestants who took sport in lynchings. It was a protestant Church who burned Catholics in England. It was a protestant king who robbed Catholic Abbey's to fill his own Treasury. It was the father of Protestantism (Luther) who railed against Jews in a work that would have made Hitler proud. So you Protestants who rail against Catholics about their sins, what about yours? How dare you point your finger!! I say this to NO ONE in particular and everyone in General, even myself when I slip up in this area.
You Christians who rail against others and are steadily pointing a finger at someone else what about you...are you now going to play the holy hypocrite? Who set you up as a Judge and why have you not cast the 2-by-4 out of your own eye so that you can see clearly enough to pluck the speck of dust that is in your brothers eye?
Brothers, standing before Christ to be judged is going to be no easy or light matter. Let me tell you how you can make it so difficult that many will simply not be able to enter in. Here is how. Pass Judgment on your brother. That's right, put on those Pharisee robes and start pronouncing sentences against them.
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
You who say you obey Christ, why have you not done it this important matter? Why is it that I get an inbox full of folks who try and 'correct' me about Catholics and then I get hit with some 'conspiracy link' I read 10 years ago, full of half truths and blatant inaccuracies? I have many books in my library on the errors of Catholicism. I know them well. I am under no illusions. I have some history books that talk about the errors sins and evils of Protestantism as well. Somehow, those who email me don't want to hear that. They are guided by the spirit of self-proclaimed holier-than-thou-ness (reader beware, lest this dreaded spiritual malaise infect you as well).
I have long ceased to argue with such people. I really have. If they really belong to Christ, he is going to set them straight. They'll be back, but probably with some bumps, bruises and a limp (spiritually speaking) after having learned a very basic lesson in Christianity in the Lords correctional woodshed - Judge Not.
Now this does not mean 'discern not' nor does it mean that sound doctrine should be jettisoned in an assembly. Those in authority have a job to do to keep their flock on solid scriptural ground. 'Judge not' does not mean allowing unrepentant sinners into your fellowships or Churches.
I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth.Brothers, I say these things to you so that you will not err and wind up being severely chastised of the Lord. I know that I personally do not want to get lumped in with all of the Protestant crimes of the past 500 years so I am not going to lump all of Catholicisms crimes on today's Catholics. I don't want to get lumped in with the horrible errors of many of today's protestant (so-called) ministers so I'm careful about how I view the ordinary the Catholic in light of the bad actions of todays curia and priesthood.
Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
But that does not excuse sin. It's not OK to sin. It's not OK to wink at it among your brothers in Christ. No brothers, 'Judge not 'does not mean accept unrepentant sin in the household of faith.
Brothers and Sisters, let us all be wise and serpents here and understand what I am saying. Take it to heart because if the Lord has to re-teach these lessons in very basic Christianity to you the hard way, it's only because you would not listen when he told you the easy way.
The more and more I watch the reactions of the Obama administration (they lobbied hard against Congress' recent move to gut these NSA programs), the strange extreme views of key members of the Intelligence Oversight committee, the false statements made under oath before Congress by Senior administration and Intelligence officials and the Presidents insistence that no more information come out about these NSA programs and Putin's acquiescence on this as a condition for Snowden to stay in Russia (Putin probably has all of that info now and would not want to share it with anyone else) and Greenwald's assertion that the worst part of these programs has not been released to the public, I think one can reasonably surmise that whatever they have been doing is pretty far outside the law and the President has probably committed grave and impeachable crimes while in office.Hastings Death Was No Accident
Now we are getting what are probably specious (made up, non-existent, exaggerated or perhaps even 'co-operational' - let's remember this administration has armed Al Qaeda in the past, more than once.) These new Al Qaeda threats have closed US Embassy's on Sunday. This is about par for the course and something I kind of expected from an administration who wants desperately to continue on with its illegal spying programs - to come up with 'a scary picture' to frighten Americans into giving up their liberties. "If we can't read your emails or watch your videos on Facebook, the terrorists are gonna get you...Booooo!!"
This new threat? It's just too convenient. Step back a moment. This administration has already been told that they are going to lose some of the NSA's authority; its just a question of how much and when it happens. That has been made pretty clear. Now, put on your 'evil hat' and jettison all morality and ask yourself this question - How do you drum up support for keeping that authority? Do I need to draw you a picture? I can't draw but I will send you a link. This couldn't be more convenient if you ordered it online at NSA-shopping.net. "We get you headlines that no one can ever disprove because its classified. Guaranteed to scare the hell out of anyone who reads it and get you what you want most - MORE POWER!!"
Let me say this bluntly so that there is no misunderstanding. Recent Presidents have abused the National Security system, not to secure the nation, but as a legal shield against criminal, highly profitable and at times Treasonous behavior (laying the nation open for its enemies). Go back and READ THE PAST. (online version here)
The story is worse today. But as in this spying scandal, Congress has not stepped up to the plate and done its job. If Congress did not know the extent of the abuses, it's because they did not want to know. They were busy. Many with their very sexy interns in horizontal refreshment, others were (and are) obtaining some blow to feed their well known cocaine habits, others are sitting down with foreign corporations or foreign intelligence agents that help them write American laws to the benefit of foreign intelligence front companies (Espionage).
If the President has gotten supremely arrogant it's because he knows Congress isn't going to do anything to him and the people could care less as long as they have movies, sports and porn. He is too confident and that makes me wonder if the President has deemed the Congress as a 'National Security Threat' ( I do not jest) and now spy's on and 'influences' them with brown envelopes when he wants something done or more importantly when he wants a bill killed in the House.
Our form of government cannot withstand that kind of criminality if it has gone that far, and I think on some level, it has. Why is this the least productive Congress EVER? I don't think the NSA surveillance is all or even most of the reason why, but I would venture a guess that it does play a noticeable role.
Our republic is in deeper trouble that most Americans realize. Our increasingly Criminalized National Security System now poses probably the greatest threat to America, her liberties and her form of government, even more so that a few nut-jobs in the desert who have to have the Koran read to them because they can't even read.
I will tell you something else. I also do not think Americans realize that you never get your freedom back without wading through streets paved in blood and walls painted with pieces of human organs; often the organs that once belonged to those you love.
Ask the Syrians or Egyptians ... they'll tell you.
Surveillance footage shows it was no accident. I don't know who was behind this but I will only say that this administration has waged a relentless war on Journalists who report things about him and his actions, especially in the National Security arena.
Assad Accused Of Launching Missiles On Civilians
Warrior For Christ Goes Home
One of the most well-known Christian leaders in China, Pastor Samuel Lamb, died on Saturday (Aug 3) in Guangzhou, aged 88.
He had been arrested during one of the first big waves of persecution in Mao’s China and was first imprisoned from 1955 to 1957, when estimates put the number of Christians in the country at a few million.
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
US Government Hands Over $150m In Contracts To Taliban
No one knows or wants to understand who is really supporting terrorism. If you were to give that kind of money to the Taliban what do you think would happen to you?Report Claims Dead Man Donated $100k To Mitch McConnell
Do you remember that football star Pat Tillman? If you can't get on board selling your nation out or keeping silence about what the War on Terror is really about (contracts and billions of dollars of money that is stolen). This is what they do to you.
or this....(more here)
Too many of our political leaders, military officers and intelligence officials are about as patriotic as Benedict Arnold. The only thing they are loyal to is their own personal careers and checkbooks. Don't get me wrong, there are still many very fine Military professionals out there. But a rotten crop as risen to the top of our security apparatus'. This this rotten crop, they don't need the Taliban to kill our soldiers, they'll gladly do it themselves...
...for a buck or two.
But the more serious question is - do the American people deserve better?
I'm not sure they do.
Not quite as bad as it sounds but...Kidnapped Christians
This piece deals with the epidemic in Egypt. But this is a world wide phenomenon, not just with Christians but with kids and teens the world over. It is a serious problem here in the US. Here young White Girls (between 12-17, as they command the most money) are often abducted here in the US, taken to a safe house and raped repeatedly and often very violently. The ones they like are shipped of to some rich person or powerful politician overseas. Local police officials who deal with these issues often have the Feds come in and take all of the investigative material, lock it up and then shields the pedophile networks, warning the cops to shut up about it. Often, this is because foreign embassies are involved, But sometimes because powerful US politicians are involved. This is big business and well protected.
Please pray that God releases these kids from this bondage and slavery and executes judgment on those do and those who protect those who do these wicked things.
Japanese Finally Admit New Emergency At Fukushima
Big trouble here. Few news organizations have covered the ongoing crisis but its been a serious of crisis that may not end in our lifetime.
On The Recent Treasury Sell Offs
NSA Violated Court Orders On Surveillance Of Americans
Sad, but I think this is probably par for the course and not any kind of aberration. Thankfully, the Administration has made some redacted documents available to the House and the people. If you read the link you can see Feinstein's reaction is full of her usual arrogance. I mean, who else are the people supposed to ask? She is the chairwoman on the committee that is supposed to be overseeing these programs!!When NSA Says "Collection", "Surveillance" or "Relavant" - It Does Not Mean What The Dictionary Says
Send her back to California, let her work in her garden... she will have a very comfortable retirement and lets get someone who will oversee these programs with some vigor.
FYI, it has not escaped my attention that based on revelations that members of the Senate Intelligence oversight Committee were once under surveillance and that anyone who got hold of private conversations and private habits of these members could use that information to blackmail them. So in all fairness, she may very well be being blackmailed to knee-jerk support everything coming out of the agency.
By the way, Blackmail of a Federal Official is a pretty serious crime.
When an NSA guy testifies, his words are meaningless unless you have a 'classified' version of the dictionary with alternative meanings to everyday words.
Several versions of NSA's 'Special Intelligence' version of the Constitution have appeared on line... heavily redacted.
Those still in possession of unredacted copies have been forced to flee to Russia as "Whistleblowers", "Traitors", "Enemies of the State who give material support to terrorists for revealing classified information"
XKeyScore: The Ultimate Internet Surveillance
For years, this writer has warned his readers on the dangers of internet surveillance. We are told these things are needed to track terrorists.Obamacare: Full Frontal Assault On Full Time Jobs
Dangerous, evil 'terrorists' like these.
Hungry, can't find a job? You may be on a secret terror watch list.
Of 953,000 Jobs Created In 2013, 77%, Or 731,000 Are Part-TimeClooney Buys Spy Satellite To Spy On Sudan War Crimes
Say what you will about Hollywood. Some of these actors are in earnest about causes close to their hearts. Clooney has done a lot for Sudan and for that he should be heartily thanked.Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Boodbath - Who Killed Whom?
New evidence indicates that some of the pro-Morsi protesters reportedly killed by the Egyptian military, after the Muslim Brotherhood president's ouster, were actually killed by fellow pro-Morsi protesters. They did this, according to the report, to frame the military, incite more Islamist violence and unrest, and garner sympathy from America, which has been extremely critical of the military, especially in the context of the post-Morsi violence.
The Arabic satellite program, Al Dalil, ("The Evidence") recently showed the evidence, which consisted mostly of video recordings...continues at MEF
In Greece Where It's Illegal To Give Away Bibles
Who is mounting the campaign? Orthodox Priests!!Senators Rail Against NSA Programs
Conflicting testimony in light of a trend that will probably curtail the power of the NSA and hopefully revamp the FISA court. They can start by removing the power of appointment to that Court from Justice Roberts who in my estimation is the last man on earth you want choosing those Judges...Government Agrees To Review 2000 Cases Involving Hair Samples
Well OK, maybe David Duke would be worse.
The other replacement is Feinstein. She really needs to be removed and retired from the Senate. Insiders who have dealt with her personally describe her as a very petty, vindictive person with delusions of granduer. She as well has not been honest in her assessment of the value of these programs. One Senator's assessment (who sits on the Intel Oversight Committee) says that no terror plots have actually been stopped as a result of these programs.
Feinstein has been in the Senate too long and like most Senators who sit that long, they get arrogant, lazy, corrupt and unwilling to listen to the people.
I am not trying to get personal. It is just that she chairs this committee and had to know (or should have known) of these abuses. Yet she is out there defending the abuses as though something meaningful has been gained by them and refuses to deal with her failure to curtail the NSA's interpretation of laws that were waaaaay outside the intention of the law that was originally passed.
Oversight means just that - Oversight, not Oversleep and the honorable Senator from California has not been doing her job at providing the adult supervision that the NSA and this administration so clearly needs.
Today the Innocence Project, the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and its partners announced a groundbreaking and historic agreement with the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review more than 2,000 criminal cases in which the FBI conducted microscopic hair analysis of crime scene evidence. The agencies agreed to undertake the review after three men who had served lengthy prison sentences were exonerated by DNA testing in cases in which three different FBI hair examiners provided testimony which exceeded the limits of science and contributed to their wrongful convictions. The review will focus on specific cases in which FBI Laboratory reports and testimony included statements that were scientifically invalid.
Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem. And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy. Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand. And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes; all these he brought to Babylon.
Special Prayer Request
The Lord has asked me to ask my dedicated Christian readers to lift up all of the people who currently reside in refugee camps, especially those who have fled Syria.
We all tend to worry and plan our futures. Weather it is retirement, career, where we are going to live, etc. But think about having lived in a camp for many months with no hope of going back to your homes anytime soon or even finding it still standing when you do. Think about living in makeshift tents and accommodations and essentially being in an alien nation as a refugee. Think about the daily discomforts and the difficulties, especially if you have children. Think about Christians who are in these camps who may not be treated well by the majority of Muslims.
I ask all of you to pray for the refugees of Syria, old and young Christian and Muslim that their troubles will be eased and that the Civil War comes to an end quickly.
Source: WikipediaSour On Syrian Refugees
Syrian Refugees Stretching Aid Limit
Syrian Refugee's Bring Motorcycle Boom To Lebanon
Kerry Met With Refugee's
Syrian Refugee's: What They Carried
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
FPIF also has a piece on events in Turkey where Erdrogan has embarked on a brutal crackdown ala Mubarak.
For the time being, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan—with brutal police tactics that killed four people and injured more than 8,000—appears to have successfully crushed demonstrations aimed at blocking the demolition of Gezi Park in central Istanbul and has weathered a similar outbreak in the country’s capital, Ankara.
But the upsurge was never just about preserving green space, and the picture conjured up by most of the Western media—secular Istanbul liberals vs. a popular prime minister backed by a conservative majority in Turkey’s Anatolian hinterlands—was always an oversimplification of the grievances behind the unrest. - FPIF
Nigeria: Bombs Hit Christian District, Kill 12
Et Tu Pat Robertson?
Look for more to show their true spirituality and level of discernment.
Algeria: Energy Smuggling Spurs Crisis
Its very low prices make it a hotbed for smuggling outside the country where prices are significantly higher.
Why Did Washington Hate Chavez?
An interesting interview that may help some to get a grasp as to why genuine people movements are fought and feared in Washington.
UAE Sends Egypt Fuel Shipments
Now the Military is back in power, the rich sheikdoms are much more comfortable with the armed repression of the people than with any real popular movement among poor and oppressed Arabs.
Congress Holds Hearings On Prism
Those interested in watching the latest dog and pony show with more perjured testimony Senators have probably suborned from intelligence officials, the link is at CSPAN.
I will only add that nothing these guys tell you in open and unclassified session on these programs is going to resemble the whole truth. You will get half truths at best and outright lies more that once or twice... yes under oath. Officials will have lots of qualifiers in their testimony that is designed to give you a warm fuzzy while they collect all of this data on you and me and reassure you of bureaucratic 'procedures' that have replaced the legal regime of probable cause before a Judge. 'Procedures' that they talk about may or may not even exist.
I often heard the words 'in this program' when asked heated questions by Senators when asked about capabilities. 'No that is not possible in this program' was the kind of response.
But it appears that other programs do allow for the very things these high ranking prevaricators say don't exist. Forgive me for using the word perjurer, but to my legal mind when you tell a deliberate untruth under oath, that by definition is perjury. The Director's responses to questions in the past were not truthful and as I understand it, he was given a list of questions before the hearing so this was no inadvertent slip.
This is the slow boiling frogs approach to Nazi-ism. Our leaders and propaganda organs always have a way to get you to agree with everything the Nazi's did. Today its the Gestapo (NSA surveillance). We have already been down torture road and found many of those we tortured were innocent of any crime and never had any ties to terrorists. We have also been down the road of putting people in concentration camps without trial. Next they will start picking up Jews or Blacks or Communists and gassing them and they will find a way to get you to agree with that too...
...right up to the day it's your turn to face the ovens. Then suddenly you'll be screaming for the rights you so shamelessly and wickedly denied to others.
On that day, perhaps they will finally gotten someone who actually deserved it since you thought it was perfectly OK to do it to others while their blood accuses you from the ground and their souls bear witness against you before God.
A holy God who will demand justice.
And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground... - Genesis 4:10
Don't get on the Lord's permanent bad side. It's a side of his character I hope none of you ever experience.Greenwald NSA Hearing Cancelled
"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels"
- Matt 25:40b-41
Why? The President suddenly develops a reason to talk to House Democrats (he usually ignores) at the exact same time Greenwald was to Testify. I think the President is worried that he might reveal other aspects of those programs that have not been revealed to Congress, who by the way is always kept in the dark on these things.JPM Accused of Commodity Manipulation
Goldman as well is accused of holding on to massive amounts of Aluminum to drive up prices. They held about 25% of the worlds inventories! More here how they allegedly forced companies to pay exorbitant warehousing fees and then made them wait months for delivery and charge them for storing it!
'Suspects' Killed In US Drone Strikes
Future News Network (5-30-2019): Today, the administration killed two teenage gang members in Los Angeles who were involved in 'terrorism'. Since the President unilaterally called all gang related activity terrorism, the US is now authorized to use drones in US Cities to kill terror suspects. Witnesses say the house destroyed in the latest attack was a well known tattoo shop that made 'terrorist' symbols for Latino gang members. This is the 34th Drone strike in Los Angeles alone after the Presidents controversial executive order...
Lucifer In The Pulpit: Tutu Would Rather Go To Hell Than Serve A Holy God
The real spirit behind many of today's so called Christian leader is showing itself. It is the Spirit of Lucifer.
As the Scriptures say... let no man deceive you by any means...
The great falling away is here... now.
What if a gay friendly world leader with great charisma and with a massive data, surveillance and intelligence system had developed 'black files' on world leaders decided to blackmail Christian leaders (like Pope's and Archbishops) to endorse Sodomy in order to serve the dark god's he now serves...
Don't go to hell yourself following these pied pipers of satan. Less that 10 seconds in that place and they will be screaming at the very top of their lungs to get out and find out that you never get out.
You can reject God only so long and so often before he finally rejects you permanently.
Let me close by saying that the worlds high level (literal) devil worshipers are household names and are in the clergy, politics, entertainment, courts and finance.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
- 2Cor 11:14
“The Devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape” - Shakespeare
The great unmasking has begun....
Nazi's In Our Midst: BoE Helped Move Hitlers Gold
The past is about to catch up with is in ways most won't believe until faced with it. The next update will talk a little about some things going on in this realm that are not generally known but will shake the global economic system when it does.
The Muslim Persection Of Christians - April 2013
Before Egypt's President Muhammad Morsi was ousted, April was one of the worst months for Christian Copts there. On April 5 near Cairo, when a longstanding feud between a Christian family and a Muslim family—based on male Muslims sexually harassing Christian girls—culminated in the violent deaths of six Christians, including two of the participants, a Christian and a Muslim, being set on fire, local Muslims went on another "collective punishment" spree. It resulted in the injury of at least 20 other Copts, an Evangelical church being set on fire, and an attack on a Coptic church, Two days later, after Copts had mourned their dead in the St. Mark Cathedral—Coptic Christianity's holiest site and home to the Coptic pope—Muslim mobs, who had waited outside, launched yet another attack—aided by state security forces. Eyewitnesses said as many as 40-50 tear gas canisters targeted the mourners, many of whom were women and children hiding in the cathedral. Two more Copts were killed and many dozens wounded as other officers stood by while the Muslim mob tried to destroy the cathedral.
On one Friday after prayers, the Bilal Ibn Rabah Mosque in Cairo was turned into a "torture chamber" for Egyptians, many of whom were Christians, protesting the Muslim Brotherhood. One of the victims, Amir Ayad, a Christian, said he was severely beaten before being left for dead at the side of the road. He suffered a fractured skull, a broken arm, bleeding in his right eye and pellet wounds. Coptic Christian children, mostly boys, were targeted for kidnapping and held for ransom; one 6-year-old, after his family had paid the Muslim kidnapper, was killed. And a video appeared on Arabic-language websites showing a crowd of Muslims in Egypt assaulting and raping two Christian women on a crowded street and in broad daylight. Throughout, the women scream in terror as the men shout Islamic slogans such as "Allahu Akbar" "[Allah is Greater.] None of the many passersby intervenes in any way.
Also in April, during Easter week in Nigeria, Muslim herdsmen launched a series of raids, killing at least 80 Christians, on Christian villages. Most of those slain were either children or the elderly. Over 200 Christian homes were destroyed, eight churches burned, and 4,500 Christians displaced. According to a pastor present at the time, "It was a helpless situation, as no Christians had any weapon to fight back. Women, children, and the elderly who were not able to escape were shot and killed. Luckily, all my children are in school, so this made it easier for our escape from the Muslim attackers. We sneaked away in the midst of the confusion and trekked for more than 20 kilometers [12 miles] to find a place to stay."
Categorized by theme, the rest of April's Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following accounts, listed by theme and in country alphabetical order, not necessarily according to severity:
Central African Republic: A number of church buildings were attacked and the homes of Christians looted in the aftermath of a bloody coup by Sharia-adherent Muslim rebels. During the chaos, as in a standard jihad, Christian property was targeted for plundering, while Muslim property was spared. The leader of the Muslim rebels, Michel Djotodia, "assumed the presidency from the ousted François Bozizé, becoming the predominantly Christian nation's first Muslim president." According to one Christian, "We are no longer at home. They pillage our goods which are then sold by the Muslims, who export them."
Indonesia: Local officials, at the behest of Islamist forces, demolished the Batak Protestant Church building in West Java and threatened to close others, causing hundreds of Christians to protest in the streets. Once again, as happens with increasing regularity in Indonesia, congregation members then held services in the street, near the site of the destroyed church. As the Morning Star News added: Indonesian officials routinely delay or deny church building permits… thus providing Islamic extremists a pretext for protests and attacks." Newspapers covering the event posted photos of "church members in tears—singing hymns, crying and begging local officials not to demolish their facility. Hundreds of police and army officers guarded the area while Muslim militants, shouting Koranic verses, cheered the excavator."
Saudi Arabia: Apparently once again "The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia—the top Islamic official in the country of Saudi Arabia—has [again] declared that it is 'necessary to destroy all the churches of the region." ( First reported here over a year ago.)
Homeownership Falls To 18 Year Lows
...its now back down to pre-bubble levels.$18 Million Settlement Is Message To Credit Bureau's
Its one thing to make a mistake, quite another to refuse to correct them after many appeals to do so.Jim Rogers Expresses Concern For Global Economy
"There is a huge artificial boom going on..."NSA Spying, John Ashcroft And The Secret Revolt In The Ranks
This is quite good. If you want to get a little background on this spying and the history behind it, check this out. You get a better sense of the legal infighting that took place during the Bush years.The Vaccine That Kills
I can tell you that while many have demonized Ashcroft, he did indeed have a serious change of heart in the last part of his tenure at Justice. Gonzales? Well I think his farewell speech when he left said all that needed to be said.
Interestingly I can tell you that the real reason that Janet Nepalitano left the DHS was because of similar concerns about Obama's plan to institute a National ID. She felt it was illegal and said... "C'ya... wouldn't want to B'ya!". That is the main (real) reason she left the DHS. That and the fact that she and Holder don't see eye to eye on much. I have heard it said that when it comes to high level crimes, he's blind in one eye and can't see out of the other.
... where the populations are large and the people's skin is dark.When The Devil Sits On The Bench (or City Hall)
Satanic commandment #6 - Thou Shalt Not Feed The Homeless Nor Help The PoorDetroit, Bankruptcy and Obamacare
When coldness becomes compulsory you know who is running things.
I think Obamacare's costs and burdens are more and more going to be a major issue. But I don't think we should throw the baby out with the bathwater. But I would like to see parts of it changed and reformed and do away with as much of the 'compulsory' aspects to it as possible. Ramming America's extremely expensive Healthcare system on people barely making ends meet, businesses that are struggling or cities and states that are running in the red is a recipe for failure.India's Pattern Of Abuse of Christians
On a side note, the Obamacare call center will not offer Obamacare to its employees. Why not?
It costs too much. Full time versus part time... all driven by Obamacare's compulsory requirements.
Each month, numerous reports surface of provincial Hindutva militants breaking up prayer meetings, intimidating pastors, assaulting worshippers, and chasing Christian families from their homes and villages. The dates, locations and names change, but many of the elements remain: Christians are accused of forcing Hindus to convert; Church buildings are damaged; area church leaders intervene; police often provide little protection. The incidents reported here, for May and June, contain more of the same. - WorldWatchIn Turkey, Where They Put Journalists In Jail
In Bahrian 'Prism' Has A Different Face
Don't kid yourself pervasive spying can be is will be used to stifle legitimate dissent.Notes:
A Reader asked me this last Friday -
I'm curious as to your take on the following executive order, and if you think this could be the 10 kings referred to should they actually be placed in power...
- Name withheld
Yes, when this came out back in 2010 I thought about the same thing. I don't remember, but I think I commented very briefly on it. What I will say is that I think that one day a new emergency system of government could easily come into being in America. At first we may not even be aware that they (These DHS/FEMA guys) are running things.
My own opinion is that this will probably happen when the next major (let me stress that MAJOR) economic crisis hits America and unless something drastic is done, we are going to have that crisis one day in the not too distant future. Let folks mock on and say it can't happen here. That's what they said the last time and then needed hundreds of billions in bailouts and $16 Trillion in once secret loans to keep the banks open. You can let them blow smoke in your eyes again if you want to but that may be more painful and expensive than you bargained for. Some will say this is all conspiracy theory. I can only say this. Why did the Federal government set this system up (see WHITE HOUSE and DHS links above)? In case of Emergency! But of course, you have to be a 'conspiracy theorist' to read the Federal regulations and understand what they say. But today, that seems to be the fundamental difference between 'conspiracy theorists' and coincidence theorists. One knows how to read and comprehend, the others do not.
This is a major concern to me about all of this spying. Insiders I know have staunchly defended this Himmler-esque spying saying there are now many checks and balances within the system. I see it very differently. When a senior military officer and senior intelligence director can stand before Congress and perjure himself so brazenly, you know that nothing our intelligence officials say can be believed. Not even what they tell Congress in secret. They will 'lie to spy' and 'kill and send us the bill'. Besides, I have always been more interested in capabilities rather than laws that claim to protect us. Once the capabilities are in place, the laws will then be created or tweaked to fit whatever situation those with power desire. This is why those capabilities are secret. It's not really to protect sources and methods but to stop any debate about what our leaders are doing in secret which was.... you guessed it... to create the capabilities! Which by coincidence or conspiracy (you figure that one out yourself) they now posses.
When a major crisis arrives, all of those protections will go by the wayside and we would never be told. Should the economic crisis be severe enough, a new model of government is sure to arise in the wake of ATM's shutting down, Social Security checks stopping, etc. I am not saying this is a certainty, only that the fundamental problems that brought in the crisis of 2008 are still in place and frankly in most ways, we are in worse shape than we were back then. The only difference is that today, the Fed has stepped in and is paying our bills for us, but that cannot go on much longer.
So that these 10 FEMA/DHS regions could in effect run US security and economy is very much a possibility in a genuine economic emergency. Given this Presidents deceptiveness and decadence, I think he would try and do it all in secret and arrest any one who tries to tell the people about any real plans along those lines.
Take a look and see another Obama promise broken... this time on Whistleblowers if you think I am off on my assertion.
But my guesstimate is that this system of 10 kings may very well come from the EU. I think many EU states are going to be jettisoned (or perhaps swallowed up) by Germany and a newer smaller EU led by Germany will take the lead and create a new system. There are some things going on behind the scenes that no one on the net is talking about and that I have only alluded to with some care. I think this could happen in the next couple of years. Get ready, there are some really big I mean BIG things happening over there. I will talk about some of them in my next update. Sadly, some of them cannot be told for personal safety's sake. I think Germany will move to put some clear cut criteria on future reformed EU membership and force any states who cannot 'cut it' economically into a kind of debtors prison giving them little or no power.
But I have never really ruled out the Group of 10 nations (G10) as well as I have talked about them extensively in a very old piece called 10 kings.
What I will say is that information about some things going on in Europe that I did not have then, but do possess now have lead me to reconsider the EU (German) possibility as being a little more in line with the future of the 10 kings than I thought back when I wrote the above pieces. The test will be to see how Daniel 7:4 is fulfilled. If we see Germany eat up three nations of a system of 10 (or taking over 3 others to eventually make 10?) This will be the test. If Germany were to swallow up three other G10 nations, i.e., Italy, France and Belgium into a solid German led EU, this would be a pretty convincing proof. Don't kid yourself, this really could happen.
These are times that we need to be watching the systems that arise and line up the events and trends with the prophecies that God has laid out to we who serve him. Much has already been fulfilled but there are some things that must come to pass and when they do, be assured of this - satan is very, very good at misdirection and keeping people distracted from not seeing what is staring them in the face.
One factor that seems to always follow antichrist systems is the fact that the truth becomes the enemy. The devil and his minsters always ALWAYS work to hide, hold in contempt or 'dis the truth. This is a primary mark of one who serves the devil. He or she may not even know they are in satan's service, they may even think they are saved but if truth is their enemy and deceiving others is their pastime, then they are serving the prince of darkness.
This deceitfulness is a primary trait of all antichrists. This is confirmed in the book of Daniel when an important type of Antichrist (Antiochus) cast's truth to the ground (Daniel 8:12). On a side note, we should keep in mind that Antiochus, who has been seen as the little horn of Daniel by many prophecy students came from the Selucid part of Alexanders Empire. A map of that Empire is to the left (source Wikipedia). Is this not where the new arc of American led chaos is today where US foreign policy has 'Destroyed Wonderfully? From Iraq to Syria even into Turkey? The US has been behind creating an Islamic style chaos. Say what you will, but the proof is in the fruit and the fruit of our deeds has led to the rise of an insane form of Islam whose only virtue is its ability to kill people and chop off the heads of Christians. What were the real primary sins of Saddam and Assad? They were both very tolerant of Christians.
So in the devil's eyes, they had to go - one down and one to go.
Let's take a quick look at Antiochus because here is where we find the perfect type of Antichrist in scripture.
And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
The wonderful Keil And Delitzsch commentary says this about understanding dark sentences.
understanding mysteries; here sensu malo, concealing his purpose behind ambiguous words, using dissimulation, forming an artifice, interpreted in Dan_8:25 by מרמה, cf. Dan_11:21. The unfolding of these qualities is presented in Dan_8:24, Dan_8:25; in Dan_8:24 of the עז־פּנים. By virtue of the audacity of his conduct his power will be strengthened, בכחו ולא, but not by his own might. The contrast here is not: by the power or permission of God - K ∓ D Commentary 0n Daniel 8:22ff
This is a powerful and satanic trait found today in many of today's leaders. They use high sounding language to conceal policies that they dare not reveal to the populations at large. While this is mostly 'ordinary operating procedure' today and most people accept this, it is indeed this very acceptance that is the key first step on the road to deception and antichrist. The world has swallowed this up like candy and now the succeeding steps can be taken on the road to the 42 month anticrhist system.
For all who study prophecy we must remember that the two systems that are to arise - the one that rises out of the Middle East and the one that rises out of the west (most likely) - they are going to be joined at the hip and a certain point in time (Rev 13:12) I have written quite a bit about this throughout the site and introduce a system of enormous power and persecution. This system will be given the authority to kill believers (Rev 13:7), so get ready for it. Don't live in denial saying it can't happen here or to me, but rather COUNT THE COST of your faith and know that this game is played 'for keeps'.
This system will come into being and be assured that when it does, most Churches, clergymen and 'Christian' leaders will not alert you to it, most will probably praise it and give their support to it, so prepare your hearts to be very much in the minority when the devil shows his pretty face and speaks powerful and deceitful words designed to lull the world into his grasp. He is going to do it, and the Lord is going to make sure he does it. Why?
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.Finally there are the trouble in Israel. Israel recognizes the very serious threat these US based uprisings pose to her security. Islamist up until now have gotten the full support of the US government from arms to diplomatic support to engage in their 'religious cleansing' and acts of terror (more here). Islamists, I might add that have made it abundantly plain with no prevarication that Israel as an entity is an affront to them and they desire that it be done away with - permanently.
More and more any degree of moderation appears to be slowly being eaten away by a wave of violent Islamic fanaticism and bloodthirsty mental illness. The good news is that more and more this form of politico-religious lunacy is being rejected by the masses. Many years ago, long, long before the 'Arab Spring', I opined (reluctantly, very very reluctantly and not without a little regret today) that Islam could indeed be a stabilizing force if done in moderation in a largely Muslim population. I was speaking purely from a secular perspective. I also opined that in places like Yemen, the best thing the US could do is allow the Islamist rebels to take power. Once they were exposed to the harsh realities of actually governing, they would not last long. The Koran and religious fatwa's do not put food on the table or gas in the farmers tractor. This is essentially what we saw in Egypt. Morsi could not deliver, not that he really was given sufficient time because he wasn't. But he simply did not deliver. The masses want 'theirs' now, they are not going to wait around for excuses, even if they are legitimate. Egypt today is in a place where she might now be ungovernable. Anyone who now takes power is going to have his or her hands full and they must deliver the economic goods, quickly or risk being deposed even faster than Morsi. The military has been able to secure large loans to bridge them over, but the economic structural problems as well has her social ones are severe in Egypt. She cannot even feed herself anymore (more here). What does this mean? It could mean a protracted period of instability. Hopefully not as bad as Syria but the recent violence only tends to bolster the idea that Egypt could descend into some kind of protracted civil conflict if the military, secularists and Islamists cannot find common ground. Common ground that is, other than under six feet of dirt.
While some have managed to get the world to believe that Islamists do not pose a threat to Israel, I can only wonder where such people lost their basic reading skills. Islamists have little good to say of Jews and almost uniformly want to see Israel pushed into the sea. How can this not be seen as a threat? But it is also clear that this threat should not be overblown. For now, these Islamist groups are not real strategic thinkers and are not focused on Israel right now. But should a kind of 'Mahdi' appear on the scene who can bring these groups together, inspire them with Islamic hatred for Israel and all things not Islamic, I think Israel could be in very serious trouble.
I will close this with the admonition from Paul that comes right after the previous versus in Thessalonians on the coming evil system arising before our present day eyes.
Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,Let us who love Christ stand fast in this evil day, do the work while it is still light and not get sidetracked by the petty annoyances that make up daily life. Have faith, trust God and do all he tells you to do without murmurings or complaint but with a joyful heart knowing that it is truly a privilege to be called a son of the living God.
Apparently there is more pressure underway to revamp this whole FISA court system. Pew Research has done one of their reports on their polling and how Americans now see that the Courts have not done their job in reigning in this NSA surveillance.
Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, appointments to the Court are made by the Chief Justice of the United States. An analysis of the Court’s membership by the New York Times found that... continues