December 21, 2007

News for December 21, 2007

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NATO Backs Turkey's Alliance of Civilizations Initiative Todays Zaman (December 20, 2007) - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced that it supports the Alliance of Civilizations initiative, co-chaired by Turkey and Spain. The NATO summit started on Tuesday with the participation of 26 heads of state and government in Riga, Latvia. In a joint declaration, NATO leaders expressed their support for the Alliance of Civilizations initiative. "We support the collective value and dialogue between cultures and people. Therefore the Alliance of Civilizations initiative under the aegis of United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan is of great importance to us," was the announcement made at the end of the summit. Meanwhile, NATO leaders also invited Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday to begin negotiations for eventual membership in the military alliance, but urged Serbia and Bosnia to fully cooperate with the UN war crimes tribunal. NATO leaders resumed their summit Wednesday with a pledge to stay the course in Afghanistan despite mounting casualties and the continual refusal of some governments to send their troops into combat in the most dangerous regions of the country. "We will stand with the Afghan people for the long term," NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer told reporters at the press conference held after the gathering.
| Islam | EU/UN / 4th Kingdom | NewWorldOrder | America | Signs of the Times |

Well it appears that NATO likes the goal of the Alliance of Civilizations. This means that all member nations of NATO will go along with European military forces to enforce wherever this ends up going. I don't think it looks good for those who refuse to go along with the global governance plans.

Israeli ministry drops plans for Jerusalem homes Reuters (December 20, 2007) - Israel's Housing Ministry backed away on Thursday from a preliminary proposal to build homes on occupied land near Jerusalem that had been criticized by Palestinian and Israeli officials. "The construction is no longer being discussed," a ministry official said. The issue of Israeli settlement building in the Jerusalem area has clouded renewed peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians launched at a U.S.-sponsored conference last month. Disputes over settlements and Jerusalem are central to the negotiations President George W. Bush hopes can be concluded before he steps down in January 2009. The ministry said on Wednesday it had been discussing the possibility of building homes near what Israel refers to as Atarot and the Palestinians call Qalandia in the occupied West Bank. Israel annexed Arab East Jerusalem after the 1967 Middle East war in a move that has not won international recognition. It regards all of Jerusalem as its capital. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of the state they hope to create in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
| Israel | Islam | Dividing the Land |


Michael Collins: Thought Control on the Internet Scoop Independent News (December 19, 2007) - Cracking the Code – Who's to Blame for "Violent Radicalization"? The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a 404 to 6 vote on Oct. 23. Not since the Iraq War Resolution have Democrats and Republicans found such a unifying cause. We're told that House Resolution 1955 (H.R. 1955) will be an essential tool enabling law enforcement to peg the sources of "homegrown terrorism" on the Internet. The overwhelming bipartisan support makes it no surprise that the legislation presents a significant danger to citizens and the nation. This sentence is the new heart of darkness for free speech.

(2) VIOLENT RADICALIZATION - The term `violent radicalization' means the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change. (Author's emphasis) (House Resolution 1955)

That one word, "facilitating," takes the bill beyond aiding the hunt for terrorists on the Internet. It creates an emerging standard for wrongdoing that can be applied to everyone who exercises net-based free speech. Senate 1959, the equivalent of H.R. 1955, is up for consideration now. Here are some scenarios under the bill that could easily be called "thought crimes", i.e., "facilitating violent radicalization." You post one of these statements on the Internet …

  • You are extremely upset about what you see as the nation's most serious problem – illegal immigration. You go to your Internet forum of choice and write a barn burner stating clearly that this administration and Congress are attacking the nation, breaking laws, and a threat to the safety of the people.
  • You find the deaths of American soldiers and 1.1 million Iraqi civilians totally unacceptable. You go to your Internet forum of choice and write a very strong post accusing the president and his henchmen with war crimes.
  • You're a former Reagan official, a "paleo-conservative." You argue that this administration's behavior represents tyrannical rule. You write a column published on the Internet where you ask questions about 911: "Who benefits? This question was conspicuously absent from the official investigation." You answer by naming Bush, Cheney, the Federalist Society and others.
  • You question the collapse of the WTC towers and conclude by arguing that a major casualty of 911"is the civil liberties that protect Americans from tyranny. President Bush and his corrupt Department of Justice (sic) have declared our constitutional protections to be null and void at the whim of the executive." Paul Craig Roberts, Sept. 10, 2007

… and a terrorist reads it. That terrorist subsequently commits a violent act. You don't know the person. You're not affiliated with him or her in any way. You don't advocate violence in your post nor do you approve of violence to achieve political goals. None of that matters. You can be accused of facilitating "violent radicalization," which this bill specifically implies can be an outcome of flagrant opposition to the administration, even though you really just oppose the current or any future office holders. You're busted! The scenario just mentioned is an outcome of H.R. 1955 and the yet-to-be-passed equivalent Senate Resolution 1959...

What disturbs me most about this legislation is that it leaves the door wide open for the broadest definition of what constitutes "radicalization." Could otherwise nonviolent anti-tax, anti-war, or anti-abortion groups fall under the watchful eye of this new government commission? Assurances otherwise in this legislation are unconvincing. Ron Paul (R-TX)

“If you understand what his bill does, it really sets the stage for further criminalization of protest. This is the way our democracy little, by little, by little, is being stripped away from us.”

"It probably should have been H.R. 1984. Because what they were doing... is they were trying to criminalize thought... Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)

| NewWorldOrder | America |

Pointing out the news as related to Bible prophecy implicates those behind it and the deeper I search, the darker it gets. You must also read part II. Things are not good and everyone is going to begin to realize it soon if you haven't already. Could we really be that close? You decide This is America's part in the New World Order apparently setting a legal clamp-down of freedom of speech in the name of peace and security... that sounds familiar.
This could eliminate this watchman's voice online so if you want access to the studies, you may want to print them out now, a daunting task I have yet to take up. I have and never will promote violence, but the light of Truth tends to anger those dwelling in darkness being exposed. I do not believe there is anything that we can do but share the Gospel and the hope that is within us. So I will be clear now.
Romans 12:19-21
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Collapse of the Modern Day Banking System - Staring into the Abyss The Market Oracle (December 19, 2007) - “In past financial crises... the Fed has been able to wave its magic wand and make market turmoil disappear. But this time the magic isn't working. Why not? Because the problem with the markets isn't just a lack of liquidity — there's also a fundamental problem of solvency.” Paul Krugman Stocks fell sharply last week on news of accelerating inflation which will limit the Federal Reserves ability to continue cutting interest rates. On Tuesday the Dow Jones Industrials tumbled 294 points following the Fed's announcement of a quarter point cut to the Fed Funds rate. On Friday, the Dow dipped another 178 points when government figures showed consumer prices had risen 0.8% last month after a 0.3% gain in October. The stock market is now lurching downward into a “primary bear market”. There has been a steady deterioration in retail sales, commercial real estate, and the transports. The financial industry is going through a major retrenchment losing more than 25% in aggregate capitalization since July. The real estate market is collapsing. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced on Friday that he will declare a "fiscal emergency" in January and ask for more power to deal with the $14 billion budget shortfall from the meltdown in subprime lending. Economists are beginning to publicly acknowledge what many market analysts have suspected for months; the nation's economy is going into a tailspin which will inevitably end in a hard landing. Morgan Stanley's Asia Chairman, Stephen Roach, made this observation in a New York Times op-ed on Sunday: “This recession will be deeper than the shallow contraction earlier in this decade. The dot-com-led downturn was set off by a collapse in business capital spending, which at its peak in 2000 accounted for only 13 percent of the country's gross domestic product. The current recession is all about the coming capitulation of the American consumer — whose spending now accounts for a record 72 percent of G.D.P.” Most people have no idea how grave the present situation is or the disaster the country will face if trillions of dollars of over-leveraged bonds and equities begin to unwind. There's a widespread belief that the stewards of the system—Bernanke and Paulson—can somehow steer the economy through this “rough patch” into calm waters. But they cannot, and the presumption shows a basic misunderstanding of how markets work. The Fed has no magical powers and will it allow itself to be crushed by standing in the path of a market-avalanche. As foreclosures and bankruptcies increase; stocks will crash and the fed will step aside to safety. That much is certain. more...
| NewWorldOrder | America | Economic Crisis |

My guess of what this will lead to is a transition to a global electronic financial system rising from the ashes of the collapsing one. There would be a single currency not printed on paper, but tattooed through RFID ink under the skin so that one cannot buy or sell without this mark. The fear of terrorism and the demand for peace and safety from it and the guidance of powerful people trying to guide society will eventually lead us there. A collapsing world financial situation would help that along and those who still have the money and run the financial systems already have much of the infrastructure in place today. Time will tell, keep watching!

Morgan Stanley sells stake to China fund Reuters (December 19, 2007) - Morgan Stanley (MS.N) on Wednesday posted a stunning fourth-quarter loss after recording a bigger-than-expected $9.4 billion of write-downs and said it sold a $5 billion stake to China Investment Corp to bolster its capital. The second-largest U.S. investment bank posted a net loss from continuing operations of $3.59 billion, or $3.61 a share, in the quarter ended November 30. A year earlier Morgan had income from continuing operations of $1.98 billion, or $1.87 a share. Morgan Stanley's operating results reflect the spin-off of its Discover Financial Services (DFS.N) in July. Last month Morgan warned that it would write down its exposure to U.S. subprime mortgages and related securities by $3.7 billion. But on Wednesday the bank revealed it was taking an additional $5.7 billion write-down. Combined, the losses slashed earnings by $5.80 a share. To bolster capital slashed by the write-downs, Morgan agreed to sell abut $5 billion of equity units convertible into common stock. The shares equate to a 9.9 percent stake or less of Morgan Stanley's outstanding shares. CIC, a sovereign investment fund controlled by China, will be a passive investor and have no role on the board or in the bank's management. For the quarter net revenue was a negative $450 million, compared with $7.85 billion last year. Analysts on average had expected Morgan Stanley to post a loss of 39 cents a share on $4.1 billion of revenue, according to Reuters Research. The losses are the first setback under Chief Executive John Mack, who has been widely regarded as a savior since he took the helm in 2005. Mack directed the bank to take on more risk and expand several businesses, including mortgages, as he tried to close in on archrival Goldman Sachs Group (GS.N). Earlier this year those efforts were paying off, and Morgan even reported a mortgage trading profit. Yet shares of Morgan Stanley have tumbled 29 percent during the past two months as the mortgage trade backfired and delivered losses.
| America | Economic Crisis |


World food stocks dwindling rapidly, UN warns International Herald Tribune (December 18, 2007) - In an "unforeseen and unprecedented" shift, the world food supply is dwindling rapidly and food prices are soaring to historic levels, the top food and agriculture official of the United Nations warned Monday. The changes created "a very serious risk that fewer people will be able to get food," particularly in the developing world, said Jacques Diouf, head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. The agency's food price index rose by more than 40 percent this year, compared with 9 percent the year before - a rate that was already unacceptable, he said. New figures show that the total cost of foodstuffs imported by the neediest countries rose 25 percent, to $107 million, in the last year. At the same time, reserves of cereals are severely depleted, FAO records show. World wheat stores declined 11 percent this year, to the lowest level since 1980. That corresponds to 12 weeks of the world's total consumption - much less than the average of 18 weeks consumption in storage during the period 2000-2005. There are only 8 weeks of corn left, down from 11 weeks in the earlier period. Prices of wheat and oilseeds are at record highs, Diouf said Monday. Wheat prices have risen by $130 per ton, or 52 percent, since a year ago. U.S. wheat futures broke $10 a bushel for the first time Monday, the agricultural equivalent of $100 a barrel oil. (Page 16) Diouf blamed a confluence of recent supply and demand factors for the crisis, and he predicted that those factors were here to stay. On the supply side, these include the early effects of global warming, which has decreased crop yields in some crucial places, and a shift away from farming for human consumption toward crops for biofuels and cattle feed. Demand for grain is increasing with the world population, and more is diverted to feed cattle as the population of upwardly mobile meat-eaters grows. "We're concerned that we are facing the perfect storm for the world's hungry," said Josette Sheeran, executive director of the World Food Program, in a telephone interview. She said that her agency's food procurement costs had gone up 50 percent in the past 5 years and that some poor people are being "priced out of the food market." more...
| 3rd Seal |


Russian sect prays to Putin icons ; claims he is the ‘chosen one’ Journal Chretien (December 17, 2007) - Vladimir Putin may be popular in Russia for saving the nation from the chaos of the 1990s, but a sect in the country has taken its devotion a step further by praying to “presidential icons.” According to the (RIA Novosti web site), the Bolshaya Elnya village in the Nizhny Novgorod Region is home to the “Rus’ Resurrecting” sect, a group of local residents who believe that President Putin was both the Apostle Paul and King Solomon in previous lives. Rus’ is the term used for the medieval East Slavic nation that gave its name to modern Russia. “We didn’t choose Putin,” Mother Fontinya told the Moskovsky Komsomolets paper, expounding on the first time she laid eyes on the “holy one.” “It was when Yeltsin was naming him as his successor [during a live New Year’s Eve TV broadcast in 1999]. My soul exploded with joy ! ‘An ubermensch ! God himself has chosen him !’ I cried. “Yeltsin was the destroyer, and God replaced him with his creation,” claimed Fontinya. The sect possesses a President Putin icon that Fontinya claims miraculously appeared one day. “He has given us everything,” she said, pointing to the sky. A special newspaper published by the sect – “The Temple of Light” - features interviews with long-dead religious figures, including the Apostle Paul. The sect members are also convinced that President Putin knows about and supports the actions of their ’Mother Superior.’ Russian Christian sects have long been known for their unusual choices of icons, some of them praying to portraits of such well-known “holy men” as Stalin and Ivan the Terrible. “Another Russian sect is currently holed up in an underground shelter in the country’s central Penza Region and has threatened to commit mass suicide if any attempt is made to bring them to the surface,” said the RIA Novosti story. “Religion was tightly controlled in the U.S.S.R. and the collapse of the Soviet Union saw an explosion in sects and cults, as well as interest in New Age philosophies and beliefs. “The back pages of many Russian tabloid newspapers are full of advertisements for ’healers’ and ’magicians’ who promise to bring happiness in love, success in business, as well as a range of other services. “One of the most well-known sects in Russia has its base near the southern Siberian town of Abakan, where thousands of people, both Russian and foreign, worship a former provincial traffic policeman, Sergei Torop, as the second coming of Christ.” The RIA Novosti story concluded by saying that there are currently believed to be around 500-700 such sects in Russia, containing some 600,000-800,000 people.
| Signs of the Times | Gog/Magog |

Matthew 24:3-5
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Revealed: 'Gay' plans to target 2-year-olds WorldNet Daily (December 17, 2007) - 5th-grade students could be handed 'Coping With Sexual Orientation.' Children as young as two years of age are in the bull's-eye of coming changes in California's school curriculum, which "gay rights" advocates now admit will alter the very foundation of information presented to public school classrooms. A list of school resources, sponsored by a homosexual-advocacy group called Safe Schools Coalition, suggests that for those who are only two years old, there's "Felicia's Favorite Story," which tells how she was "adopted by her two mothers." The list also promotes a book called "Are You a Girl or a Boy?" by Karleen Jiminez, a resource for children ages 4-8 when advocating homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism and other alternative lifestyle choices. It's described as "A sweet book about a gender-different kid." Other resources being promoted in light of California's adoption of SB 777 as state law include books authored by officials for Planned Parenthood and the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network. One book, called "Tackling Gay Issues in School," is for kindergarten through grade 12, and offers a "rationale (for the inclusion of les/bi/gay/trans issues in school)." It features recommended "extracurricular" activities for classes. The promotion of such materials has coincided with the recent admission by Equality California, a homosexual advocacy group that worked to have SB 777 passed by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, that the bill really does edit all school curricula in California. For months while California lawmakers discussed Senate Bill 777, opponents worried about its usefulness in censoring public school curricula to include a pro-homosexual bias. Supporters, however, steadfastly maintained that it only clarified anti-discrimination laws already on the books. They still hold that stance, with statements this week from both Schwarzenegger's office and Equality California. Sabrina Lockhart, a spokeswoman for the governor, insisted it is a "technical bill" intended to clarify anti-discriminations laws. "It simply takes anti-discrimination language used in other areas of [state law] such as employment and puts that in the education code," she said. And Ali Bay of Equality California told WND the new law "doesn't require that any specific curriculum be included in California's classrooms." Technically it is correct that the law doesn't "require inclusion." But opponents say it does now ban anything that can be "perceived" as being discriminatory, up to and including references to "mom" and "dad" or "husband" and "wife." "The terms 'mom and dad' or 'husband and wife' could promote discrimination against homosexuals if a same-sex couple is not also featured," said Meredith Turney, the legislative liaison for Capitol Resource Institute. "Parents want the assurance that when their children go to school they will learn the fundamentals of reading, writing and arithmetic – not social indoctrination regarding alternative sexual lifestyles. Now that SB 777 is law, schools will in fact become indoctrination centers for sexual experimentation," she said. The new law demands, "No teacher shall give instruction nor shall any school district sponsor any activity that promotes a discriminatory bias because of a characteristic [including perceived gender.]" And Karen England, a spokeswoman for Capital Resource who is a primary organizer behind the Save Our Kids plan to put the issue before voters and ask them to reject it, noted that even Equality California's own materials are assuring constituents the law will ban curriculum that fails to meet the pro-homosexual standard cited. "All along, Capitol Resource Family Impact has maintained that the true agenda behind SB 777 is to infuse school curriculum with pro-homosexual, and other controversial lifestyles, propaganda. The proponents of the bill countered that this was not true and the law would merely 'streamline' anti-discrimination laws for schools. Based on our 20-year experience with the homosexual lobby, we know that a common tactic is to maintain innocence and then utilize vague language to push a radical agenda. We expected the same of SB 777 and we are already witnessing the same pattern," England said. "Last week the sponsor of SB 777, homosexual rights group Equality California, released their 2007 legislative scorecard. The scorecard featured a description of the each of the bills the group sponsored or considered homosexual-friendly," she said. "For the first time, the group admitted that SB 777 'prohibits curriculum that is discriminatorily biased against LGBT people.' Understand that the entire time the group was pushing this bill through the legislature, they vehemently denied that it would affect curriculum. After the bill had passed, they now reveal their true agenda," England said. The report card specifically said SB 777 "prohibits curriculum that is discriminatorily biased against LGBT people and other protected groups." more...
| Signs of the Times |


Brussels names first 'EU ambassador' Telegraph.co.uk (December 17, 2007) - Brussels has appointed the European Union's first "ambassador" more than a year before the EU Reform Treaty comes into force, The Sunday Telegraph has learned. The powerful dual role will involve Belgium's Koen Vervaeke representing both the European Commission and the EU's 27 member states in Africa. The position is part of a diplomatic corps created under the treaty signed by Gordon Brown in Lisbon last week amid claims by Eurosceptics of a betrayal of Britain's national interests. Brussels chiefs have pressed ahead with Mr Vervaeke's appointment before any countries have begun ratifying the treaty, which is scheduled to come into effect in 2009. Critics have accused the commission of riding roughshod over the ratification process, which in Britain will see the treaty subject to parliamentary scrutiny and votes over more than 20 days next year. Dr Charles Tannock, a Conservative Euro-MP and the party's foreign affairs spokesman at the European Parliament, said: "By appointing this man to Africa they are obviously testing the waters. This is the way things will work in the future. But until the treaty is ratified they have no mandate to set up anything like an EU diplomatic corps." The official Brussels line is that Mr Vervaeke's role is "an exception". Under the treaty, there will be a powerful EU foreign minister, or "high representative", who will also service member states and the commission, deriving his power from what Brussels officials call a "double hat" arrangement. Javier Solana, the Spaniard who heads the EU's fledgling foreign office, is tipped for the job, which will involve taking on more than 100 existing commission delegations around the world and turning them into a corps of diplomats. Mr Vervaeke, 47, who will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is essentially a regional foreign minister with a mandate to talk on behalf of the entire EU.
| EU/UN / 4th Kingdom | Solana |


The EU's Treaty Treachery Human Events (December 17, 2007) - To millions of Britons, December 13, 2007 is a date which will live in infamy. In the Labor Party’s 2006 Election Manifesto, the British people were given a devout promise that there would be a referendum on whether to sign on to the proposed EU Constitution. Gordon Brown reaffirmed this vow when he succeeded Tony Blair as Prime Minister in July of this year. The promise was an empty one. The proposed EU Constitution -- meant to replace all previous treaties -- was already legally dead thanks to ”no” votes by both the French and the Dutch in 2005. But behind the scenes, there has been treachery afoot these past 30 months. Bureaucrats never take your “no” for the answer to what they want. Slowly, the Euro forces began cosmetic surgery. The Constitution underwent a political makeover and re-emerged as the new EU Reform Treaty, a document which is not only the same as the failed EU Constitution, but has added even more bureaucracy to it. On Thursday morning, December 13 in Lisbon, Portugal, the Presidents and Prime Ministers from the 27 member nations were to gather to sign this new Treaty. All were present except for Gordon Brown. He sent his Foreign Minister. David Milliband signed this historical document on behalf of the UK when the cameras were flashing. Brown explained his absence as a “conflict of scheduling.” Then events took a turn toward treachery worthy of a Shakespearian play. Three hours later, Brown surreptitiously arrived. Cowering in a back room off the main hall - where he had hoped in vain to avoid the cameras -- the pusillanimous Prime Minister signed the document. One EU insider dryly remarked that Brown acted like someone who was trying to keep a dirty little secret. Brown seems to have imagined that this out-of-sight out-of-mind tactic would fool the British public. Hardly. The Shadow (Conservative) Foreign Minister, William Hague, asked what the members of the EU would think of a man who “dithers for a week about whether or not he wants to be photographed putting pen to paper.” To others it was more a case of Brown proving to be as handy with a knife as Brutus. So just what are the most important points of the so-called “Reform Treaty” as they impact minor details like, for instance, British sovereignty? The EU is designed to be a superstructure entity that creates a single foreign policy and one-stop overarching decision-making powers which will be directed downwards to all its member states. Until now, the heads of the 27 member nations served six month rotations as nominal EU President. That egalitarian practice is now dead. There is to be a new all-powerful unelected President of Europe, appointed by the 27 heads of state - not elected by the 350 million people of new Europe. (Frustrated Democrats who have never gotten over the US 2000 election, please note). Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the UK, has been heavily tipped to take over this coveted post. Although the initial idea of a single EU Foreign Minister was abandoned in this round of “ever closer union”, the new Treaty calls for a Foreign Policy Chief -- who will hold diplomatic status and head up the new EU Foreign Service bureaucracy. What’s in a name? Perhaps everything. Great Britain and Poland asked to opt out of signing on to the 50-article Charter of Fundamental Rights -- for the time being. This charter promises life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and religions freedom. It then goes on to promise universal collective bargaining, fair working conditions and shelter. Yes, shelter. No one in the New Europe will be allowed to be homeless. The UK continues to demure on joining the Euro. But this Treaty puts yet more pressure on Great Britain to ditch the Pound in favor of New Europe’s collective currency. The most sinister part of the Treaty is contained in another rule. This one gives the EU rights to overturn decisions made by Britain’s Immigration and Asylum Tribunal. Those who have sought -- and have been rejected -- as asylum seekers in the UK now have the right to take their cases over the head of Great Britain’s highest court and appeal to the unelected European Court of Justice in Luxembourg whose EU bureaucrats will have the final say. Giving the EU authorities power to trump immigration and border issues inside the UK is seen as the end of their democracy by many a Brit. When the EU Court of Justice can overrule any member nation’s own judiciary, another piece of national sovereignty has been signed away. The output of venom directed against the Prime Minister since Wednesday’s dirty deed has been stunning. The most vociferous critics of Brown’s stealth execution of the treaty are calling for his severed head to be skewered on a pike and set above the Thames. This was often the fate of traitors in earlier times. The British have such colorful traditions. Others have suggested that the Tower of London be re-commissioned to serve as a prison for Brown and his minions. Calls have been raised for a million people to surround the Houses of Parliament in a massive protest where this Treaty must be ratified in the House of Commons. Two full weeks of debate have been promised the public -- but then promises come cheap in politics. Brown himself has been compared to Neville Chamberlain, who returned to England from Germany in 1938 waving a paper which Adolph Hitler had written promising that there would be no future war. British veterans and their heirs must surely wonder why two world wars were fought and millions of lives lost if the British sovereignty would eventually be surrendered -- by their own government -- to their former continental enemies. Brown is also now being parodied in cartoons and editorials which compare him to that bumbling silent English loner, Mr. Bean. After all, the wags point out, Brown doesn’t like to even mingle with his EU counterparts. Brown bungles about like Mr. Bean, although Mr. Bean’s awkwardness and its consequences are inadvertent. And like the bumbling Mr. Bean, since Brown went slinking off to Portugal to sign away his country’s autonomy, Brown has mumbled to the English press that the new EU treaty "would provide a lasting framwork for the EU" yet at the same time create "a circle of reflection" on the EU's long term future. Of course, there is a technical flaw in that observation. Gordon Brown isn’t English. He’s a sly and canny Scot. Come to that, so is Tony Blair. Many a wary English eye is now being cast north of Hadrian’s Wall. Just a few months ago, the ever more powerful Scottish Parliament voted to give every one of its citizens free health care, the costs for which will be taken out of English pockets. Is the new Europe Reform Treaty part of the Great Scottish Plot? Is this Braveheart’s Revenge?
| EU/UN / 4th Kingdom | Solana |

nonymouse from FulfilledProphecy shared this USA Today story pointing out that the President of Europe "will have few formal powers but will chair leaders' summits and meetings and help the EU's foreign policy chief represent the bloc on the world stage." The initial story points out what I think may be the 3 horns from Daniel 7:7,8 that are plucked with the little horn (man of sin) arising from the 10 since the French, Dutch and British rejection of the Constitution has been circumvented in the Treaty of Lisbon.

What is Happening to Europe? Frontline Fellowship (December 17, 2007) - Europe is in danger of falling to Islam. The catastrophic decline of Christianity in Europe and the sharp decline in the birth rate, along with massive Islamic immigration, has made Europe vulnerable to an Islamic takeover. Secular Humanism and Hedonism have gutted Europe, morally, spiritually and ethically. Most Europeans have replaced the pleasure of worship with the worship of pleasure. Materialism and Occultism have, in too many areas, filled the spiritual vacuum. Abortion, pornography and perversion have devastated the morals of Europe. History is repeating itself . Europe today is facing a similar Renaissance of paganism and aggressive Islamic expansionism, which threatened faith and freedom back in the 15 th and 16 th Centuries. There is an urgent need for a new Reformation. Secular Humanism and Hedonism are no match for Islamic Jihad. Only a vibrant Biblical Christianity can enable Europe to resist, and defeat, radical Islam. From the time of the Reformation in the 1500’s, through to the beginning of the Second World War, Europe was the world’s dominant trading and industrial region. However, Marxist economies and dictatorships in Eastern Europe crippled development, eroded national infrastructures, undermined the ecology and devastated the work ethic, retarding economic development. In Western Europe, the ruinous World Wars and costly welfare state with its restrictive practices in trade and industry slowed down innovative development. By the second half of the 20th Century, the North American and East Asian economies surged ahead of those of Europe. After the Muslim invasions of the 7th and 8th Centuries, Christianity was almost wiped out in its heartlands of North Africa and the Middle East. For nearly 1,000 years the countries of Western Europe became the last major refuge for Christianity. The aggressively expanding and encircling Muslim forces occupied Spain, overwhelmed the Byzantine Empire, and threatened the very heartland of Europe, even seizing Budapest in 1527 and besieging Vienna as late as the 17th Century. Hemmed in by Islam, Europe was effectively prevented from having any meaningful missionary outreach to Africa or Asia. It was not until the Reformation in the 16th Century that the church was revitalized to eventually become a force for world evangelization. The last 400 years have seen tremendous worldwide advance for the Gospel, but recently it has witnessed a distressing decline in Europe itself. The energies that were released by the Protestant Reformation and its rediscovery of the Bible in the common tongue, led to the most extraordinary spiritual Revival in history. The Reformation freed the Christians of Northern Europe from the decadence of Renaissance paganism and lead to the greatest birth of freedom and scientific discoveries in history. The Reformation in Europe championed the principles of religious freedom, liberty of conscience, the rule of law, separation of powers and constitutionally limited republics. The Reformation forwarded the explosion of scientific enquiry, the industrial revolution, and the campaign to eradicate the slave trade worldwide. However, from the time of the French Revolution in 1789, hostile, anti-Christian ideologies began to compete with Christianity for worldwide dominance. Secular Humanism, Evolutionism, Socialism and Marxism have led to terrible wars, oppression and destruction. With the rise of Secular Humanism a practical atheism or fuzzy new age spirituality have become the predominant beliefs of most Europeans. Many Europeans have moved away from the rock certainties of their Biblical Christian heritage to the sands of situation ethics, relativism, reincarnation, the new age and the occult. The popularity of the occultic Harry Potter books and films are a symptom of this new fascination with witchcraft. Secular societies in Europe now regard Christian absolutes with intolerance and Bible believing Christians are frequently ridiculed, marginalised and even legislated against, with secular governments no longer satisfied with the deviant being declared normal, but demanding that the normal be declared deviant. The popularity of fraudulent and fictional anti-Christian books, such as The Da Vinci Code and The Gospel of Judas, are symptomatic of the rise of anti-Christian heathenism in Europe. Much of the blame for the defeat and retreat of Christianity in Europe must be laid at the door of liberal theology which rose to dominate theological institutions all over Western Europe by the beginning of the 20th Century. Most mainline denominations were spiritually crippled by the deliberate erosion of confidence in the Scriptures and in the power of the Gospel. The primary results of these liberal termites has been a massive exodus away from attending liberal denominations. Large areas of Europe today are post-Christian with a small, irrelevant, committed Christian remnant with little impact on the broader society. Most of Europe needs to be evangelized again. Many areas of Europe have not had meaningful exposure to Biblical Christianity for several generations. William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, over a century ago, warned that a time may come when Europe would have: “A religion without the Holy Spirit, Christianity without Christ, Forgiveness without Repentance, Salvation without Regeneration, politics without God, a Heaven without a hell and a Saviour without a cross.” That describes many churches today and underlines the urgent need for a new Reformation. As Alexander Solzenitzen declared of Russia in 1917: “We forgot God!” Those who forget the lessons of the past are doomed to repeat its failures. We need to rediscover our history if we are to survive the present threats. more...
| Islam | EU/UN / 4th Kingdom |


Oprah Winfrey and Marianne Williamson: Reflections on their New Age Christ Discernment Group (December 15, 2007) - On 11/8/07 New Age leader and Oprah & Friends XM Satellite reporter Marianne Williamson put up a "Big News!" announcement on her www.marianne.com website. Her announcement seemed quite confident and authoritative. She even had a link to Oprah & Friends XM Satellite Radio. She wrote:

Big News!
Beginning January 1, 2008, I will be teaching A Course in Miracles daily on Oprah & Friends XM 156. For one year, we will go through the entire Course. If this is of interest to you, get your XM ready, take your Course off the shelf or order a copy. We're going to do the Course, and stay the course!

On 11/09/07 Herescope posted an article by former New Age follower Warren Smith entitled Oprah and Friends to Teach Course on New Age Christ. In that article Smith presented significant concerns about Oprah & Friends teaching this New Age Course in Miracles. Many years ago he was a devoted student of A Course in Miracles and he discovered that the teachings of the Course - supposedly "new revelation" channeled from "Jesus" - were diametrically opposed to the teachings of the true Jesus Christ of the Bible. He came to understand that the "Jesus" of A Course in Miracles was one of the false christs that the real Jesus warned His followers to watch out for:

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. (Matthew 24:3-5)

Shortly after the posting of Smith's article and the two subsequent articles on Herescope, there was considerable concern - at least in Christian circles - that Oprah was using her radio program to teach this New Age Course. Many Internet sources cited what was happening. Amidst the uproar, Marianne Williamson's "Big News!" announcement suddenly disappeared from her website. All attempts to get information on why Williamson withdrew her announcement were to no avail. However, Marianne Williamson has just posted a new announcement on her website that seems to take the place of the "Big News!" announcement of several days ago:

"Starting January 1 on Oprah and Friends XM156, I will be discussing my daily reflections on A Course in Miracles. Watch this space for details.

"Send me any questions you have about A Course in Miracles and its application to your daily life. Some of these questions will be used on my radio show. (Be sure to include your phone number.)

According to this new announcement, Williamson is pulling back from "teaching" A Course in Miracles and is now offering her "daily reflections" on the Course. This subtle semantic change may indicate a change in strategy. However, this type of maneuvering around potentially controversial New Age agendas by Oprah and her staff has been noted previously. For example, bestselling author Neale Donald Walsch told colleagues at a New Age Humanity's Team conference in Portland, Oregon, in 2003, that Oprah had flown him to Chicago for a two-hour interview with him that never aired. Walsch explained what happened:

"…Oprah brought me to Chicago. She loves Conversations. In fact she says it is her favorite book. She says that on the air—'This is my favorite book'—and she holds up Conversations with God. So she brought me to Chicago and she said, 'Let’s do two hours.' I’m gonna do a two hour special. And she interviewed me on videotape for two hours and we had a fascinating conversation, the way only Oprah can, ‘cause she gets right into the interior of it. And I went back home, flying back home, and I thought, 'My God, they’re going to do a two-hour special. This is incredible… talk about zooming sales.'

"And I went home and… it stayed in the can for a year and a half. I did not call her, ‘cause I didn’t want to bother Oprah with, you know, 'Where is my program? When are you going to put it on?' …But finally the producer called us and said, 'You know, Neale, we just can’t use it. You are so incredibly provocative in what you’re saying about your relationship with God, humanity’s relationship with God, where religion currently stands in the world etc., etc.,… that we’ve looked at this thing, we’ve watched this program eight times and all of us agree it’s just too soon. You’re way ahead of the curve, we can’t put this on now.”*

In an April 5, 2007 Oprah & Friends radio interview with Esther Hicks - a woman who channels out-of-body entities that singularly refer to themselves as "Abraham" - Oprah confessed that her television viewers weren't ready for her to be talking to channeled out-of-body entities. She said:

"I am talking to Esther Hicks here, who is, I am saying today, the secret behind The Secret because she was a big, big, big part, she and her husband Jerry, of the creation of the DVD that Rhonda Byrne did. . . . But she is here in our studio and I am going to ask you to channel Abraham and let me just say before you do that, the reason why I wanted you do to this is on the radio because I really do think that the television audience isn't ready for it."

This radio interview, posted on the Spiritual Inspiration.info website, is really difficult to listen to because it involves occult channeling, so the listener should beware. Sadly, one quickly realizes the depth of Oprah's New Age beliefs when listening to this interview. And the reader of Herescope is reminded to pray for these two women who are so deeply drawn into spiritual deception. The other issue here is not Oprah's right to present her New Age views -- but to be honest with her viewers and listeners about these beliefs. For over twenty years Oprah has been taking her viewers and listeners step-by-step deeper into the New Age teachings. It is time for her to stop pretending that her New Age "Jesus" is the same as the Jesus of her Baptist youth. The "Jesus" of A Course in Miracles and the "Jesus" of the New Age bear absolutely no resemblance to the Jesus found in the Holy Bible. It seems apparent that in early November someone calculated that the time was right for Marianne Williamson to teach the year-long, 365 lessons of A Course in Miracles on Oprah & Friends XM Satellite Radio. But one has to wonder if this situation, like the one described by Neale Donald Walsch above, was "just too soon" and too "way ahead of the curve" in teaching the year-long Course at this time. What difference does it make whether Marianne Williamson is "teaching" A Course in Miracles directly, or "teaching" it indirectly by providing "reflections" on it? Whatever the case, whether through "reflection" or "teaching," this year-long study of the Course, designed for listener participation, will lead many deeper into spiritual darkness.
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Time Magazine Touts Rob Bell - Christians Should Be Warned Lighthouse Trails (December 12, 2007) - In a December 6th article by Time magazine titled "The Pastor's No Square," emerging church guru Rob Bell is described as "becoming a national brand." The article reminds readers of a previous Chicago Sun-Times article that suggests Rob Bell could be the next Billy Graham. But in a rebuttal article by Lighthouse Trails titled "Will the Next Billy Graham be a Mystic?" it is brought out that Bell's mystical proclivities would mark him more for a New Age Christian than a Billy Graham type evangelist. Still, secular and Christian media alike (like Time magazine this week) continue propagating the message and the movements of Bell. And it is no secret that his Nooma films and his book Velvet Elvis can be found on the bookshelves of Christian bookstores, Christian high schools and on pastor's shelves across North America in particular. While few could argue that Bell has "an appeal to the young" as the Time article states, what is so troubling is that it is being packaged as Christian appeal. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rob Bell is a New Age evangelist as he has so clearly shown on many occasions. For instance, and perhaps one of the most indicting statements from him, in his book Velvet Elvis he resonates with New Age Buddhist follower Ken Wilber. Bell tells readers to spend three months studying Wilber and promises them it will be a "mind-blowing introduction to emergence theory and divine creativity" (p. 192). Wilber's "emergence theory" incorporates everything from tantric sex (sexual experience mixed with mysticism), Yoga, Reiki, Zen, Kundalini Yoga, centering prayer, and magic.1In fact, studying Wilber for three months (as Bell suggests) in a favorable light would easily turn the student into a Buddhist practitioner! And yet Bell's book is being used by Christian high schools and churches as a resource for spirituality. How incredible! For those who may not understand what Bell and other emergents mean by "divine creativity," it is another way of saying that we, as humans, are co-creators with God (he clarifies this on page 157 of VE). That's quite a declaration by these New Age evangelists given the fact that a human can't even create a speck of dust. But that is what they believe - co-creators. Why? Because like all New Agers, they believe that divinity resides in all creation, including every human being - thus if we are divine we can also create. And if this is the case, as the New Age teaches, there can be no Hell, and of course no salvation needed by a Savior. New Ager Neale Donald Walsch (a favorite of Oprah's) goes so far as to say that even Hitler would be part of the kingdom of God. By the way, Walsch also says Hitler did the Jewish people a favor by killing them (see p. 166 FMSCN). This is the culmination of where all New Age thought ends. more...
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“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National auto-determination practiced in past centuries” | David Rockefeller in an address to Trilateral Commission meeting, 1991
Part of that New World Order is a one world religion that will point all to worship the man of sin and the dragon that gives him his power and authority.
Revelation 13:4,5
And they [world] worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. [3½ years=great tribulation & war on the saints]

Blair ducks MK question about Jewish state Jerusalem Newswire (December 12, 2007) - Israeli parliamentarians were reportedly furious December 12 when former British Prime Minister Tony Blair refused to answer a question directed at him about Palestinian Liberation Organization [PLO] Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' [Abu Mazen’s] recently reiterated refusal to recognize Israel as a JEWISH state. While the PLO has consistently held to its refusal to acknowledge and agree to Israel being a Jewish state, it began to more blatantly and vociferously express this position in the week before last month's Annapolis conference. And it has repeated its position since. Blair, who is in Israel in his new role as special envoy on behalf of the so-called Quartet of world powers, was addressing the Knesset [Parliament] Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee when one of its members, Likud MK Limor Livnat, questioned him on the issue. "Members of the committee were furious when Blair did not answer," reported the leftist daily, Haaretz. The international community is widely understood to agree with the Arab point of view that there should be no Jewish state per se, but that the Jews who live in the Middle East should agree to being citizens of a one-man-one-vote state. By contrast, the Jews who founded Israel believed, as does virtually the entire nation as it exists today, that a Jewish state is essential if they are to survive as a people in this almost universally anti-Jewish world.
| Israel | Islam | Isaiah 17 | EU/UN / 4th Kingdom | Dividing the Land |


US Officials To Meet With Arch Foes - Iran and Syria Infolive.tv (December 11, 2007) - US and Iranian officials are scheduled to hold talks in Baghdad on December 18, in a joint effort to quell the violence in Iraq. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari confirmed the meeting. According to reports the ambassadors of both countries, while bitter enemies have met three times in the past. Washington accuses Teheran of providing funds and arms for Shi'te militias that operate in Iraq. Howvever Zehari told reporters the meeting will be "technical and a follow up to the last meeting of security experts, not at the level of ambassadors deputy chiefs of missions and security experts." There are also unconfirmed reports that US Administration officials intended to meet with Syrian officials in the near future. Possibly in an attempt to coax Syrian President Bashar Assad away from the Islamic Republic in order to isolate Syria from Iran and possibly encourage the Syrian regime to engage in peace talks with Israel. Joshua Landis, a leading Syria expert, who publishes "Syria Comment" was quoted in a recent article saying, " Syria is key to the peace process. If you keep the door closed on Syria, many people believe the peace process can go nowhere.” Syrians he said are willing to do a deal, despite Iran’s objections.
| Islam | America |


The Mystical Science of the Golden Compass Berit Kjos (December 10, 2007) - The movie, "The Golden Compass," heralds a mysterious "compass," but this is no ordinary navigational guide. Instead, it's a divination device -- an alethiometer -- energized by tiny, conscious "Dust" particles. Though usually invisible, these Dust particles can be sensed by the story's more psychically attuned characters. So when 12-year-old heroine Lyra seeks guidance through her treasured "truth measure," she invokes swirling masses of shimmering Dust that communicate the "true" answers needed for the battles ahead. Naturally, those answers affirm the occult worldview that author Philip Pullman promotes. And unlike most of the mystical thrills that children learn to crave these days, this complex tale incorporates an enticing form of pseudo-science that is already being reinforced through public education from elementary through graduate school. But why worry? Everyone knows it's just fantasy, don't they? It doesn't matter. While they may know the difference between fact and fantasy, they are likely to respond to the message with feelings rather than intellect. Most viewers simply let their minds flow with the story. Bypassing any discernment, the movie then plants unforgettable images and suggestion in their hearts and minds. The results are devastating to Christian faith. Captivating glimpses of divination, magic, wise witches, and cute talking daemons (pronounced demons) make the occult world seem increasingly familiar and normal -- even acceptable and good. But God warns us: "...do not be conformed to this world.... Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good." Rom. 12:2,9 more...
| Apostasy |

I decided to view the film to see what it was about and what stood out to me was how everyone had a daemon and when the evil villains tried to separate the child from the daemon, the children rebelled. If thought is the voice of the spirit realm, how many children desiring their own cute little animal daemon might make such a connection with a Biblical demon very willing to influence a young mind. The enemy uses pride and flattery to puff up and is often seductive in these tactics, usually preserving our naivety. People practice magic like that in the film and I'm sure there is some power there too. The Bible says that Satan's ways are with signs and lying wonders. 2 Thessalonians 2:9 The Egyptian magicians were able to turn their staffs into snakes as well.

Ron Paul fires back at Newsweek 'hit' piece WorldNet Daily (December 6, 2007) - Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul fired back at Newsweek for an article labeling the NAFTA Superhighway a baseless conspiracy theory. "It's the same old story," Paul said in an exclusive interview with WND. "If Newsweek can't discredit the message, they have to discredit the messenger." The Newsweek article, by Gretel C. Kovach, keyed off an answer the Texas congressman gave during the Nov. 28 CNN presidential debate. A YouTube.com question asked him about a "conspiracy theory regarding the Council [on] Foreign Relations and some plan to merge the United States with Canada and Mexico." Paul told WND the problem Newsweek and CNN have is that "it's not just me" talking about it. "We have some 14 states passing resolutions to oppose the North American Union and NAFTA Superhighways, amendments passed in Congress have taken away funds for North American integration projects and Virgil Goode has some 50 sponsors for his bill in the House," Paul explained. "There are millions of Americans who oppose this globalist agenda." WND has reported the House and Senate are in the final stages of sending to President Bush a Department of Transportation funding bill with amendments removing the funds needed to continue the Mexican truck demonstration project. Rep. Goode's office confirmed to WND that House Concurrent Resolution 40, sponsored by the Virginia Republican to oppose the North American Union and NAFTA Superhighways, now has more than 40 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives. "Millions of Americans know about these issues and are concerned about them," Paul told WND. "What I was trying to say in the CNN debate is that this is not so much secret debates behind closed doors but real philosophical differences between those who believe in globalism, including many at the top of the Democratic and Republican parties, and those of us who believe in national sovereignty and securing our borders." Paul emphasized he wants to "deal with the world in a voluntary fashion, through trade, travel and friendship, rather than through higher levels of government." "I've always been opposed to more government to achieve integration throughout the world," he said. "I reject the U.N., NAFTA-CAFTA, North American Union approach," he continued, "because to me that's just more international government and less emphasis on the U.S. Constitution." more...
| NewWorldOrder | America |

If America rises up to keep our sovereignty, something will have to happen so that we're more apt to accept or require help from outside. That is happening now with the financial situation America is in and indeed international bankers are in control of America's money already. We could also see it come with more "terrorist" attacks to help convince those who don't want global governance. Either way, the laws will be changed and Europe will be behind it.

Operation Grapes of Wrath Michael Vail (December 6, 2007) - "Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world." -Heinz Alfred Kissinger Would you trust your government with the lives of your family? During a national emergency would you wait for help or make efforts to safeguard your family? The government devours roughly 40% from the average American family's budget through taxes and what services do they get in return? The proper role of government according to the constitution is to guard life, liberty and property. It is sad to say but if America was the name of a ship sailing upon choppy waters and our government officials knew we were headed for the ‘perfect storm'[1] they would be guarding the life rafts and jumping ship. I could cite[2] so many different examples[3] showing that the government does not concern itself with the safety of Americans but if you are honest with yourself you know it as well as I do. The stark reality is that the politicians and monopoly men view the common man and woman like cattle. We are branded with names like ‘useful idiots' and ‘useless eaters' and of course they must thin the herd to ensure their own survival. This idea has been passed down from gangrenous minded individuals like Giammaria Ortes[4] and Thomas Malthus and many in this generation who want 80 percent of the world to be culled. In 1961 Frederick S. Jaffe, then vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), sent a memorandum to Bernard Barelson, president of the Population Council, in which he proposed various measures to reduce U.S. fertility. Social constraints would include postponing or avoiding marriage, altering the image of the ideal family size, compulsory sex education and family limitation, encouraging increased homosexuality, encouraging women to work and putting fertility control agents in the water supply.[5] John D. Rockefeller and other so-called elites have taken great care to invest part of their fortunes into the eugenics and population control movement. They are responsible for pushing abortion under the name of ‘Planned parenthood'. John D. Rockefeller is also responsible for putting fluoride in the water supply which is causing spontaneous miscarriages. Fluoride has a disastrous effect upon the mind and body. 1953: In a joint speech, U.S. Surgeon-General Scheele and Health, Education & Welfare Undersecretary Nelson Rockefeller announced hopeful plans to put more medicine than just fluoride into the U.S. water supplies: "Dr. Scheele, in discussing mass-application methods for preventing non-infectious diseases, said a case in point was fluoridation of water supplies to reduce tooth decay. Nearly 800 cities throughout the country have adopted the technique during the past 10 years, he said. Such a community-wide attack on "far more serious diseases than dental decay" probably will be forthcoming after laboratory tests have paved the way, he predicted." (Paterson Evening News, 11/6/53) Today some of the richest Americans such as Bill Gates[6] are actively participating in mass genocide[7]. They want to bring the one-child policy from China to America and they don't mind spending millions to get it done. The important question is what happens when the rat poison in our water supply, forced sterilizations and other methods to mass murder the populace isn't decreasing the population as fast as they had hoped? That is the question that keeps me up at night but I think I know the answer. Over the past six months I have seen a most disturbing trend. The American economy is on its last leg as the dollar slides towards oblivion and the prices of food[8] have started to rise sharply. Farmers have been worried about Monsanto[9] and DuPont, as they are trying to corner the seed market. Both companies are producing ‘genetically modified crops' and you will be eating the Frankenfoods[10] regardless of what food you buy unless you buy your own seeds now and produce your own vegetables. Food banks which supplies foods to our nations poor have recently been reporting critical shortages and some even closing down. Many of these food banks also provide food during national emergencies. Now Americans may face stagflation, a situation where prices rise but growth slows. Recently the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research(CGIAR)[11] released a report about the world's food situation while at the same time working in tandem with Bill Gates and the Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto and DuPont to create a ‘doomsday'[12] seed vault in Norway. This seed vault will contain, "It will contain up to three million different varieties of seeds from the entire world, ‘so that crop diversity can be conserved for the future,' according to the Norwegian government." We can only speculate as to the reasoning for this seed vault but their agricultural Noah's ark will not be for public consumption. Also these GMO frankenfoods may have catastrophic effects on our bodies and the environment. Warn your friend and families about GMO products and let's live off our own land like our forefathers.
| NewWorldOrder | America |

In the Bible, the grapes harvested are cast into the great winepress of the wrath of God. I have a feeling that the elites in the world know something about God's coming wrath. There are stories about underground cities created by governments and Isaiah 2:12-21 and Revelation 6:12-17 both referring to the people of earth hiding under rocks and in caves for fear of the Lord. This would explain the seed vault and underground cities if they knew something earth-shaking was about to happen, but at the same time warning the world would probably mean the loss of control. I don't trust the government anymore though, because of those controlling it.

Hundreds get sick from Gardasil cancer vaccine The Daily Telegraph (December 3, 2007) - MORE than 17 girls a week have been experiencing adverse reactions such as seizures and numbness after taking cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil since it became widely distributed in April. But the Department of Health and Ageing, while revealing the number of reactions, is refusing to release the details of them - despite growing controversy overseas, including links to at least seven deaths. There have been previous reports in Australia of young girls fainting, experiencing seizures, dizzy spells and paralysis, including 20 students at a Melbourne private school who reported being sick after having an injection in late May. The Daily Telegraph can reveal that as of November 30 there have been 496 adverse reaction reports filed to the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA). Of those, 468 of the reported cases had the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine as the sole suspected cause. In the US there have been reports of up to 1700 women suffering adverse reactions after being vaccinated. Manufacturer CSL has dismissed allegations of associated deaths in the US, claiming the women died of unrelated thrombosis or heart attack. When Gardasil was released earlier this year its inventor, former Australian of the Year Ian Frazer, urged parents to vaccinate their daughters. "It would be a pity if that opportunity was lost because of fainting," Professor Frazer said. The national HPV program vaccinates 12 and 13 year olds in the first year of secondary school, along with a catch-up program for women up to 26. Teenager Stephanie Kemp, 17, was vaccinated with Gardasil before it was distributed free. "I thought it was important for her to have it," said her mother Sue. "To have these things available I think is fantastic . . . the pluses outweigh the minuses," she said. Dr Rohan Hammett, TGA acting national manager said the safety of Gardasil was being monitored by bodies in Australia and overseas with more than 10 million doses distributed worldwide to date. He added the rate of adverse reactions was consistent with those expected with any vaccine. CSL spokeswoman Rachel David said the majority of side effects were linked to people with severe allergies.


National debt grows $1 million a minute Associated Press (December 3, 2007) - Like a ticking time bomb, the national debt is an explosion waiting to happen. It's expanding by about $1.4 billion a day — or nearly $1 million a minute. What's that mean to you? It means almost $30,000 in debt for each man, woman, child and infant in the United States. Even if you've escaped the recent housing and credit crunches and are coping with rising fuel prices, you may still be headed for economic misery, along with the rest of the country. That's because the government is fast straining resources needed to meet interest payments on the national debt, which stands at a mind-numbing $9.13 trillion. And like homeowners who took out adjustable-rate mortgages, the government faces the prospect of seeing this debt — now at relatively low interest rates — rolling over to higher rates, multiplying the financial pain. So long as somebody is willing to keep loaning the U.S. government money, the debt is largely out of sight, out of mind. But the interest payments keep compounding, and could in time squeeze out most other government spending — leading to sharply higher taxes or a cut in basic services like Social Security and other government benefit programs. Or all of the above. A major economic slowdown, as some economists suggest may be looming, could hasten the day of reckoning. The national debt — the total accumulation of annual budget deficits — is up from $5.7 trillion when President Bush took office in January 2001 and it will top $10 trillion sometime right before or right after he leaves in January 2009.
| NewWorldOrder | America | Economic Crisis |

Who will be there to "bail" U.S. out? We're already beholden to the international bankers. I believe many things are not truly known by us.

Ankara welcomes Pope's EU comments The Irish Times (November 29, 2006) - Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan reacted positively today to comments made by Pope Benedict XVI on his visit to Turkey but there were more difficulties over the country's bid to join the European Union. The Pontiff began a 4-day visit yesterday with the aim of defusing Muslim anger over his recent comments implying Islam was violent religion that should not be allowed spread throughout the EU. Yesterday, the Pope made comments which gave apparent support to Turkey's controversial bid to join the EU and today he made conciliatory comments about Islam. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan after a private meeting with the Pontiff that the Pope was in favour Turkey's membership bid. "He said 'we are not political but we wish for Turkey to join the EU'," Mr Erdogan told journalists. At the Nato summit in Riga, today Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi said Mr Erdogan had declared himself "very satisfied" with the start of the Pope's trip. Celebrating mass at a shrine in southwestern Turkey today, where believers say the Virgin Mary lived her last days, Pope Benedict stressed that Christians and Muslims share a common devotion to the mother of Jesus. Benedict said in his sermon: "From here in Ephesus, a city blessed by the presence of Mary Most Holy - who we know is loved and venerated also by Muslims - let us lift up to the Lord a special prayer for peace between peoples." The Koran describes Mary as the virgin mother of Jesus, whom Muslims consider the greatest prophet after Mohammed, and some Muslims - especially women - visit shrines to her. Benedict's comments on his first official visit to a Muslim country appeared to go a long way towards making up for a speech in Germany, which led to several attacks on churches in the Muslim world and the murder of an Italian nun in Somalia. A columnist in the Milliyet daily newspaper today said the Pope's comments were "a big warning for conservative politicians who think the EU is a Christian club." The EU has criticised Turkey for its treatment of non-Muslim religious minorities and today the European Commission put a further barrier to accession when it recommend the suspension of some strands of negotiations over Ankara's failure to open its ports to EU member Cyprus. more...
| Islam | RCC | Apostasy |

I'm learning a little more about the Vatican's place as the woman riding the beast of Revelation 17. I just read a good historic look at the Vatican and her history of "reigning over the kings of the earth." Revelation 17:18 It is by S.H. Venour and is called New World Order: The Counterfeit Kingdom. It was written in 1998 and so the more current news of Europe's rise to power and the 10 kingdoms is missing in the assessment, but the history of the Roman Catholic Church remains the same and as the Bible states is at the core of planning for a New World Order. But her judgment will come in one day and the 10 kings will maul her and burn her with fire according to God's judgment He has put in their heart to fulfill. Revelation 18
"It is very important that the visit of Pope Benedict XVI coincides with a period in which the final declaration of Alliance of Civilizations Initiative Istanbul Summit was released," said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who held a news conference regarding his meeting with Pope at Ankara's Esenboga Airport on Tuesday. Link
This brings me to this article brought to attention by Bjorn on his blog regarding the Alliance of Civilizations. If you have been reading my comments in past issues, you know that the Alliance of Civilizations is heading for a war on those with fundamentalist religious beliefs that claim sole ownership to the Truth. At the core of the Catholic Church is still the Bible and although this Bible is changed from its original, it still states that Yeshua is the only way to salvation. I think therefore that this is why the woman who has controlled and guided world politics over the millennia (riding the beast), will be hated by the 10 horns. In order for the plans for a One World Religion to come to fruition, the foundation of belief must be destroyed. In the case of Christianity, that is the Bible. The Vatican is working toward that end of a One World Religion through the method of accepting all belief and mixing them to dilute the Truth, a trademark of Babylon. In this way, if nobody reads the Bible for themselves and rather trust in the interpretations of men like the Pope for direction, when the great deception is unleashed with power, signs and lying wonders, the world without a firm foundation will have signs and wonders to deceive them from the Truth that has been written in the Bible from the beginning. I believe we may see the Pope at the time act as the 12th Mahdi for Islam and redirect worship of traditional means to the antichrist. It this is the case, then those who listen to the Pope over the Bible will be deceived and lost.
Another aspect of this plan is stated by Albert Pike in 1871 regarding the three world wars he saw as necessary to bring about the "pure doctrine of Lucifer," or as the Bible puts it,
Daniel 7:25
...he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
This is the abomination of desolation we are foretold in scripture, "
2 Thessalonians 2:3b-4
...that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
But like I said, the Bible is still at the core of what many Catholics believe and so to bring forth this new god, the One True God must be eliminated. God will accomplish His wrath and her destruction for her wickedness through history in one day through the 10 horns.
Revelation 17:15-18
And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore [woman riding the beast] sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

That they may be One Catholic.net (April 25, 2007) - The efforts of Pope Benedict XVI to restore Church unity in his two years as Vicar of Christ. From the first moments of his pontificate Pope Benedict XVI perceived God’s plans clearly. “The current Successor (of Peter) assumes as his primary commitment that of working tirelessly towards the reconstitution of the full and visible unity of all Christ's followers. This is his ambition, this is his compelling duty.” Now, on his second anniversary as Pope, his track record shows us the seriousness of his commitment. Few people expected Pope Benedict, now 80, to keep up the pace of world travel that the young Pope John Paul II had set. The consequent drop in worldwide media coverage of the Pope’s activities is understandable. However, the quiet insistence of the current Vicar of Christ merits more attention. His various apostolic visitations, numerous ecumenical gatherings and even his weekly Wednesday audiences demonstrate his focused goal of achieving unity. This mission takes place on three levels. First, there is the difficult task of achieving full Christian unity. Second, there is unity within and among increasingly secular societies that needs to be considered. Third, and this is something the Pope has particularly stressed, there is the issue of the unity between faith and reason. On his first apostolic visit to Germany for World Youth Day, Pope Benedict met with Christians of all denominations to express with clarity his great hope. “What does it mean to restore the unity of all Christians? … This unity subsists, we are convinced, in the Catholic Church, without the possibility of ever being lost. This does not, however, mean uniformity in all expressions of theology and spirituality, in liturgical forms and in discipline.” For some that may sound a bit too ambitious, but as Pope Benedict has repeated on various occasions, “We can only obtain unity as a gift of the Holy Spirit.” In that same World Youth Day address he stressed that “spiritual ecumenism -- prayer, conversion and the sanctification of life -- constitute the heart of the ecumenical movement. It could be said that the best form of ecumenism consists in living in accordance with the Gospel.” Given this firm interior preparation, the Pope expressed his sincere hope in the fulfilment of this mission given to him from on high. “I am convinced,” he said, “that if more and more people unite themselves to the Lord’s prayer ‘that all may be one’, then this prayer, made in the name of Jesus, will not go unheard.” The papal visit to Valencia, Spain, gave the Pontiff an opportunity to expound his deep concerns for the unity in secular society. He especially addressed the secularist trend causing Europe’s demographic suicide. This ongoing theme of the unity of faith and reason at the service of humanity also motivated his speech at the University of Regensburg. There, in his visit to Bavaria the Pope argued that reason without faith threatens the unity of Christians as well as unity among societies. “Secularized reason is unable to enter into a true dialogue with the religions. It remains closed to the question of God, and this will end by leading to the clash of cultures,” he recalled in his address to the Curia. Pope Benedict does not suggest that the clash of civilizations is inevitable, but sees a clear connection between this threat and Christian unity. He stressed that “religions must encounter one another in the common task of putting themselves at the service of the truth and thus, of the human being.” Contrary to the misinterpretations of his speech in Regensburg, the Pope’s visit to Turkey showed the world his respect for the Islamic religion. In the Blue Mosque in Istanbul he prayed “that all believers might recognize themselves as creatures and give witness of authentic fraternity.” Amidst a crowd of 400,000 gathered in the celebration of Pentecost, he called upon the various ecclesial movements present to “accept the active directives of the Successor of Peter, but also of the bishops of the various local Churches who, with the Pope, are custodians of truth and charity in unity.” He encouraged the enthusiasm and initiative of these new lay groups in the Church reminding them that their various activities should converge in a common end. “He wants your diversity and he wants you for the one body.” more...
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The desire for peace among those in the world is not lost on me, but not at the loss of Truth. The inter-religious connections do not attempt to share Truth, but fall under the false belief that we all just have different names for God and that all roads lead to God. This is not Truth according to the only Holy Book that tells the future from the beginning. Pandering to destructive belief systems in the name of compromise and peace is heading toward the Babylonian mixing of belief that dilutes the Truth and introduces lies that deceive. Kissing the Koran and having all the religious leaders from the world unite in prayer to their gods does not bring peace, it gives the false impression of it without changing reality.
I believe that the bride of Christ should be united as one mind and one body as God intended. However, that should be according to God's Word alone and not a modified version of it. The NIV and other modern translations, has over 200 verses missing with the verse numbers left printed and many changing of scripture also found in the Catholic Bible! Examples Then there's the subtle elimination of the 2nd commandment regarding idols in Catholic displays of the Commandments and the division of the 9th and 10th Commandments to make it 10 again. Also, something I missed on Rosh Hashanah, 2005 is the following story: Catholic Church no longer swears by truth of the Bible
So my point is let those who accept the Bible as the infallible Word of God be united in that faith and in one accord, but one has to put aside what they hold as Truth to be accepted with those who reject Yeshua is not a place the true Church should be seeking acceptance, rather from God alone. People are welcome to believe what they want, God never takes away our free will and choice so neither would I, but I've seen too much proof sola scriptura to be deceived by those who wish to erase Christ from history. Just because the world does not like the Truth, doesn't mean that there is no longer only one Truth. Christ said we should be one, but He was speaking of those who accept Him, not of the world in general. When we compromise Truth to get along, we do everyone a disservice because reality will always catch up to us once we die. We are promised to be hated by the world for holding our faith in Christ alone that will lead to the war on the saints. My prayer is that Christians return to the Book of the origin of their beliefs for the answers and not men. In so doing myself, all has become clear and errors exposed in many places. God has not left us in darkness and will guide us personally through His Word if we only ask and do. Continued discussion here.
John 15:16-21
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
1 John 2:15-17
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
John 17:20-23
I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, {are} in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.

Catholic Church no longer swears by truth of the Bible Times Online (October 5, 2005) - The hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church has published a teaching document instructing the faithful that some parts of the Bible are not actually true. The Catholic bishops of England, Wales and Scotland are warning their five million worshippers, as well as any others drawn to the study of scripture, that they should not expect “total accuracy” from the Bible. “We should not expect to find in Scripture full scientific accuracy or complete historical precision,” they say in The Gift of Scripture. The document is timely, coming as it does amid the rise of the religious Right, in particular in the US. Some Christians want a literal interpretation of the story of creation, as told in Genesis, taught alongside Darwin’s theory of evolution in schools, believing “intelligent design” to be an equally plausible theory of how the world began. But the first 11 chapters of Genesis, in which two different and at times conflicting stories of creation are told, are among those that this country’s Catholic bishops insist cannot be “historical”. At most, they say, they may contain “historical traces”. The document shows how far the Catholic Church has come since the 17th century, when Galileo was condemned as a heretic for flouting a near-universal belief in the divine inspiration of the Bible by advocating the Copernican view of the solar system. Only a century ago, Pope Pius X condemned Modernist Catholic scholars who adapted historical-critical methods of analysing ancient literature to the Bible. In the document, the bishops acknowledge their debt to biblical scholars. They say the Bible must be approached in the knowledge that it is “God’s word expressed in human language” and that proper acknowledgement should be given both to the word of God and its human dimensions. They say the Church must offer the gospel in ways “appropriate to changing times, intelligible and attractive to our contemporaries”. The Bible is true in passages relating to human salvation, they say, but continue: “We should not expect total accuracy from the Bible in other, secular matters.” They go on to condemn fundamentalism for its “intransigent intolerance” and to warn of “significant dangers” involved in a fundamentalist approach. “Such an approach is dangerous, for example, when people of one nation or group see in the Bible a mandate for their own superiority, and even consider themselves permitted by the Bible to use violence against others.” more...
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The neocons new strategy for Europe Voltairenet.org (October 3, 2005) - The European scene has been modified by the rejection of the European Constitutional Treaty in France and the Netherlands and the result of the recent legislative elections in Germany. Thierry Meyssan reveals the analyses of US neoconservatives and their new strategy for Europe. As a result of the lessons learned from the events that have shaken Europe over the past two years, the neoconservatives have decided to change their own agenda for this region of the world, which originally involved:

  1. Redeploying the US military forces stationed in Europe, moving them to the East and the South to control Central and Eastern Europe, and establishing a “containment belt” around the Russian Federation;
  2. Neutralizing any efforts towards an independent European Defense and reinforcing NATO’s leadership;
  3. Leaning on the Brussels Commission to attain a merger between the US free trade zone and that of Western Europe. In order to achieve that goal, they counted on a supposed “constitutional” treaty that would establish, in advance, the powers and the political program of the Commission so that the latter would be completely free from any opposing power.

The redeployment of US troops has been taking place without any questioning. The European Union affectively participates – not complaining – in all destabilization operations carried out around Russia; with the pretext of carrying out programs of assistance and economic development, the EU facilitates US interference in the Caucasus; Javier Solana himself was in Ukraine supervising the “Orange” Revolution; and the Commission is financing a destabilization program against Belarus. The loyal Solana, who has not forgotten that he was the NATO General Secretary before he was appointed General Secretary of the European Union, managed to have the Council of Heads of State and Government adopt a strategic doctrine that copies very faithfully that of President Bush. This is why the EU’s defense is more than ever dependent on NATO. However, although Solana was successful in involving the European Union in Afghanistan and Sudan, he failed in the case of Iraq. Based on this incomplete result, the neoconservatives concluded that it was possible to manipulate the European Union within the European continent, but its members have so differing interests around the world that they are unable to perform the role the conservatives have given them. After interpreting these events as an illustration of the fears of expansion of the European Union and the immigration it is causing, or as a depressive crisis in the face of unemployment, equally translated into extremist votes, and even anti-Semitic ones, the neoconservatives understood that they would not be able to impose the Anglo-Saxon socio-economic model on recalcitrant populations through the political way. They have now changed their plans and have decided to look for the support of the world faction of national business owners. José Manuel Barroso, appointed president of the Commission thanks to George W. Bush after he organized the Summit of the Azores prior to the invasion of Iraq, was ordered to put the European Constitution aside and to readjust the mechanism. Thus, last week, Barroso announced the burial of the 70 legislative projects saying they are too complex and annoying for the public opinion. The truth is that the strategy has been changed: it is no longer about ruling under the authority of the Commission, but about dismantling what currently exists and transferring the making of the regulations to a transatlantic Regulation Forum controlled by the top chiefs of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue (TABD). In accordance with this new trend, the directives of Reach and Bolkenstein, which had been sacrificed so that the Constitution could be approved, have now resurfaced. The first one aims at eliminating regulations for chemical production. The second, obviously more important, aims at eliminating national social legislations so that the European Union may be compatible with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The principle is simple: taking free circulation as a pretext, the business owner has the possibility of choosing which social legislation he will put into practice for his employees and transferring the social headquarters of his companies to the country where the legislation best fits his interests. In addition, so as to convince the European people of what politicians have not been able to impose on them, the neoconservatives are now turning to Pope Benedict XVI and the Catholic Church. The leaders of the US Episcopal Conference and the Episcopate Commission of the European Union met in Brussels, from September 21st to the 23rd, to express their support of the “New Transatlantic Agenda”. In Washington, the neoconservatives decided to adapt their organizational mechanism to the new strategy. In the American Enterprise Institute, the group in charge of writing the presidential program of George W. Bush, the Project for a New American Century, was discreetly disbanded last week. It was replaced with the American Committee for a Strong Europe. “Strong Europe” actually means a Europe that can do the work that US troops currently do around the world and one that can defeat any anti-globalization efforts on its own continent. This Committee, which will try not to interfere too openly with the European Union policy, immediately asked the “friends of America” to do it for them. Thus, Saudi Arabia said “present” and will finance the next electoral campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy in France so that the neoconservatives can get rid of Dominique de Villepin. Similar measures were taken with respect to each and every big state of the European Union.
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