News for June 10, 2005

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Mysterious Georgia (June 10, 2005) - On one of the highest hilltops in Elbert County, Georgia stands a huge granite monument. Engraved in eight different languages on the four giant stones that support the common capstone are 10 Guides, or commandments. That monument is alternately referred to as The Georgia Guide stones, or the American Stonehenge. Though relatively unknown to most people, it is an important link to the Occult Hierarchy that dominates the world in which we live.

Tropical Storm ARLENE (June 10, 2005) - So the season begins...

How Can Someone Who Lives in Insane Luxury Be a Star in Today’s World? (June 10, 2005) - For many years Ben Stein has written a biweekly column called “Monday Night At Morton’s.” (Morton’s is a famous chain of Steakhouses known to be frequented by movie stars and famous people from around the globe.) Now, Ben is terminating the column to move on to other things in his life. Reading his final column is worth a few minutes of your time. Ben Stein's Last Column. more...

New ‘Sanhedrin’ plans rebuilding of Temple (June 10, 2005) - The Israeli rabbinical council involved with re-establishing the Sanhedrin, is calling upon all groups involved in Temple Mount research to prepare detailed architectural plans for the reconstruction of the Jewish Holy Temple. The Sanhedrin was a 71-man assembly of rabbis that convened adjacent to the Holy Temple before its destruction in 70 AD and outside Jerusalem until about 400 AD. The move followed the election earlier this week of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz as temporary president of a group aspiring to become Judaism's highest-ranking legal-religious tribunal.

(I believe that with the public re-discovery of the Ark of the Covenant, the world will back the rebuilding of the temple because of the archaeological evidence it will provide.)

Teenagers’ Sex Booklet Condemned by Family Campaignersners (June 10, 2005) - A new booklet about sex and relationships aimed at under-16s was condemned by family campaigners today. The fpa, formerly the Family Planning Association, has produced the booklet called Love, Sex, Relationships which is aimed at youngsters aged 13 to 16. As well as discussing emotions and body image, the publication also includes information about oral sex, anal sex and a section entitled: “How can I be good at sex?”. The campaign group Family and Young Concern said booklets like this “serve only to normalise sexual activity among young people under the age of consent”.

(I can't believe this is considered ok by those pushing it!)

Israel May Use Sound Weapon on Settlers (June 10, 2005) - Israel is considering using an unusual new weapon against Jewish settlers who resist this summer’s Gaza Strip evacuation - a device that emits penetrating bursts of sound that leaves targets reeling with dizziness and nausea. Security forces could employ the weapon to overcome resistance without resorting to force, their paramount aim. But experts warn that the effects of prolonged exposure are unknown. The army employed the new device, which it dubbed “The Scream,” at a recent violent demonstration by Palestinians and Jewish sympathizers against Israel's West Bank separation barrier. more...

Chaplain Shares Iraq Experiences -- “The corporate prayers of Christians are the greatest resource deployed soldiers have available.” (June 10, 2005) - Major Ernie Carroll, director of missions for the Friendship Baptist Association in Alabama, returned this spring from a 13-month deployment to Iraq as a chaplain in the Alabama Army National Guard. He was stationed at Camp Falcon in Baghdad, Iraq, with the 231st Military Police Battalion. “I am still in the process of discovering how this life-changing event has changed me,” Carroll said in an interview with The Alabama Baptist after his return. In a question-and-answer session, Carroll talked about his experiences and those of the soldiers he serves. Among the questions he was asked was, “What is the greatest need soldiers have, and how can Alabama Baptists meet it, and what were some of the ways churches ministered to deployed soldiers?” His response: “Each soldier needs prayer and they need to know that you are praying for them. The prayers of Alabama Baptists were effective and used by God for me and my ministry. The corporate prayers of Christians are the greatest resource deployed soldiers have available. We need to remember in prayer the families of those soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice and not let their service be forgotten.” “The churches sent care packages, phone cards and prayer notes. We were all on the Wednesday night prayer lists, and we knew we were being kept before God by Christian people at Wednesday night prayer meetings,” said Carroll. “It told the soldiers they were not forgotten and that they were supported back home. By taking the time and money to send care packages, the churches were saying, ‘We remember you and we care.’ It made my work as a chaplain more effective, because I had something tangible to place in the hands of the soldiers. It became a ministry of care and comfort.” more...

One Man’s Inspiration Brings the “Gift of Mobility to Thousands of Physically Disabled Poor Around the World” Nearly 30 years ago Don Schoendorfer was in Morocco when he witnessed a crippled woman using her fingernails to help her crawl across a dirt road, dragging her body behind. An idea was birthed that day, out of compassion for that woman, an idea to give the “gift of mobility” to poor people around the world. Schoendorfer, a mechanical engineer began working on an inexpensive yet durable wheelchair that could be mass-produced and donated to the world’s physically disabled to whom the thought of owning a wheelchair is financially beyond. After experimenting with different designs, Schoendorfer tried a common white plastic lawn chair and found it perfect in fit and cost. He added inexpensive bike tires, black metal casters and bearings and saw his inspiration take shape. He started out bringing four of the wheelchairs to India on his church's medical mission trip. While there he noticed a father carrying his disabled young son and he ran out to get a chair. more...

Rabbi Elected to Head Re-established Sanhedrin (June 7, 2005) - As parades filled the streets of Jerusalem Monday - Jerusalem Day - the reestablished Sanhedrin convened in the city to elect a Nassi and representatives to lead it.  The Sanhedrin was reestablished last October in Tiberias, the place of its last meeting 1,600 years ago. Since then, it has met in Jerusalem on a monthly basis, various committees meeting more often to discuss issues ranging from the areas of the Temple Mount permitted to Jewish worshipper by Jewish law, to the establishment of courts of non-Jews who accept the Seven Laws of Noah and to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan to uproot the Jewish communities of Gaza and northern Samaria.  Semicha - original rabbinic ordination - was successfully reintroduced when hundreds of Israel’s rabbis agreed on the worthiness of a certain rabbi to serve on the Sanhedrin. This was also agreed upon by leading Sephardic and Ashkenazic spiritual leaders Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and Rabbi Shalom Elyashiv. This fulfilled the Jewish legal requirements as outlined by Maimonides.  The rabbi himself eventually backed down from serving as Nassi of the Sanhedrin due to pressure from a leading Hassidic rabbi, but not before granting semicha to Rabbi Tzvi Idan, who granted semicha to the 71 other members of the body and served as its temporary Nassi. 

Take Back the Temple Mount! (June 6, 2005) - Today is Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem Day – the anniversary on the Hebrew calendar of Israel’s liberation of the Holy City during the 1967 Six-Day War. And today, of all days, the country received a potent reminder regarding the intolerance and bigotry being fostered by ascendant Palestinian nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism. When a small group of Jews ascended the Temple Mount this morning to visit Judaism’s holiest site, they were set upon by a group of Palestinians, who emerged from the gold-roofed Dome of the Rock and attacked them with stones, slightly injuring two of them. The police were forced to step in and restore calm, but only after resorting to the use of stun grenades to quell the attackers. The Temple Mount, of course, is effectively under the control of the Muslim Wakf, which is an arm of the Palestinian Authority. And so, while Israel is sovereign over the area, in practice the government allows the Palestinians to dictate what happens on the site of the ancient Temples of Jerusalem. This is not only an affront to Jewish history – but as the attack today demonstrated, it is also an outrageous and absurd situation, in which Jews can not safely visit our holiest of sites. The world media will undoubtedly distort today’s incident beyond recognition – but the key point to bear in mind is this: why is it that Palestinians feel they can riot because Jews visit a holy place? And, more importantly, why does Israel tolerate such a situation? The time has come for Israel to take back the Temple Mount, once and for all, and to reassert its control over the area. That is the only way to ensure that Jews, as well as others, are free to visit the site and worship there freely. more comments to story...

Israeli Father-Son Team Patents New Technology to Overcome Dyslexia Kelly Hartog / Aimee Herd reporting (June 6, 2005) - Editor’s Note: This story and the one that follows are both good examples of the amazing creativity and knowledge coming out of Israel. One can’t help but feel it is the favor of the Lord on His Chosen People, the Jews.. Jesus said “salvation is from the Jews” and that means salvation and being saved in every way. - Aimee Herd, Breaking Christian News. 

After 11 years of research and development in Israel, 42-year-old Yossi Kullok and his father Saul unveiled the BrightStar technology in 2001, to help people overcome dyslexia, a neurological disorder which interferes with the processing of language. According to Kullok, 75 percent of dyslexia is due to hearing dysfunction, where a person hears a word but cannot separate it into vowels and consonants. The other 25 percent of dyslexia is a result of visual impairment, involving cells in the eye that process and send information to the brain.

Invention Allows Humans to Breathe Like Fish Underwater Bill Christensen / Teresa Neumann Reporting (June 6, 2005) - Technovelgy reports that an inventor from Israel, Izhar-Bodner, has developed a way for divers to breathe underwater without cumbersome oxygen tanks. His apparatus is designed to use air that is dissolved in water, just like fish do.

Bodner’s patent abstract reads:

A self-contained open-circuit breathing apparatus for use within a body of water naturally containing dissolved air. The apparatus is adapted to provide breathable air. The apparatus comprises an inlet means for extracting a quantity of water from the body of water. It further comprises a separator for separating the dissolved air from the quantity of water, thereby obtaining the breathable air. The apparatus further comprises a first outlet means for expelling the separated water back into the body of water, and a second outlet means for removing the breathable air and supplying it for breathing. The air is supplied so as to enable it to be expelled back into the body of water after it has been breathed.