News for September 30, 2006
Alliance of Civilizations (AOC) 2010 (September 27, 2006) - The more I learn about the Alliance of Civilizations (AOC), the more serious I feel the need for us to get the information out. This morning I had an email waiting with more information. It turns out that the AOC is endorsed by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Since the US is a signatory to the OSCE, it makes the US "politically" bound to enforce the AOC's political/religious agenda when it becomes fully operational in 2010. There has been some confusion on the wordage used for the the AOC's proposed starting date. So, let's take a look at page 46 of the document.
1. Time frame: 2009- 2019, starting and ending on 21 September, the International Day of Peace. That launching date would give 12 months to prepare and promote a final proposal and to win political support from member states, in order to present the corresponding project of resolution to the General Assembly in its 62nd session (September 2007), with another 24 months for formal preparatory activities. The Decade would then overlap by only one year with the ongoing Decade for a Culture of Peace, and could learn from that experience AOC Report (pdf).
The key to understanding the above words is knowing the term of the UN's
Decade for a Culture of Peace (DCP), since the start of the AOC is to "overlap"
the DCP by one year and allow an additional 12 months to prepare. It turns
our the DCP is from 2001 to 2010
Read about it here. That means the AOC is to be fully operational in
2010. Evidently, the 2007 date is for presenting the necessary resolution
to the Security Council. This brings up another interesting question. Could
this UN resolution set the stage politically for the resolving of that final
issue -- the Temple Mount? If so, this could provide additional support
to the possibility that 2007 could be the beginning of Daniel's 70th
week. More on that later. more...
Poll: Two Thirds of Palestinians Find Hizbullah Tactics 'Attractive'
(September 27, 2006) - The tactics employed
by Hizbullah against Israel provide an "attractive model" for
Palestinians' armed resistance, according to a poll of Israeli and Palestinian
public opinion conducted by the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the
Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Palestinian
Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah. According to the poll,
which was conducted last week, nearly two-thirds of Palestinians (63%) agree
that Palestinians should emulate Hizbullah by firing rockets at Israeli
cities, compared to 35% who disagreed. Similar levels of support for copying
Hizbullah's methods were reported in July 2000, following Israel's evacuation
of Southern Lebanon (65% of the Palestinians supported it then, with 27%
where opposed). The latest poll also showed that a majority of Palestinians
(57%) supports attacks against Israeli civilians inside the Green Line.
Another 75% of Palestinians support the kidnapping of Israel Defense Forces
[IDF] soldiers to be exchanged for Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.
Despite these militant views in the aftermath of the war in Lebanon, 77%
of Palestinians support a cease-fire with Israel, and 74% believe that Palestinians
cannot rely solely on armed struggle and must reach a political settlement
with Israel. Among Israelis polled, 67% support negotiations with a Palestinian
Authority unity government that includes Hamas. Even with a Hamas government
that does not include Fatah, 56% of Israelis support and 43% oppose such
talks. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 1,270 Palestinian adults
in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and telephone interviews were conducted
with representative samples of 500 Israeli Jews and 401 Israeli Arabs. The
margin of error is 3%. more...
Well I guess we know who's side they're on.
Fascinating or Sensationalism? (September 26, 2006) - Here are some main points leading to prophetic fulfillment in our time.
A restructured UN with a new religious element is exactly what the UN's
new Alliance of Civilizations (AOC) is all about -- creating a religious
dimension within the UN. A primary purpose for the AOC is to fight all forms
of religious fundamentalism
See 1st pdf here. Another AOC report even discusses the importance of
symbols and calls for the creation -- in as many cities as possible -- of
temples and houses of religions (plural). And, it calls for the AOC to be
fully operational in 2010 -- the middle of the coming seven-year period
See 2nd pdf here. And, if all of this is not enough to convince us,
the events in the UN are also connected to Recommendation 666. You see,
the AOC was introduced to the UN by Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodríguez
Zapatero. Zapatero is a member of the same Spanish Socialist Party as is
Javier Solana -- the man who negotiated the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
for Peace (a covenant with many) and implemented the elements of Recommendation
666 into the EU. Included in these elements was --besides providing his
new Office emergency powers -- the so-called CIMI concept. CIMIC stands
for Civilian Military Cooperation. And, the CIMIC concept is at the very
heart of Spain's AOC. The stated goal of the AOC is to combine civilian,
government and UN agencies into one powerful new entity in which to fight
the global war against terror and united civilizations. In other words,
in the AOC the important elements of Recommendation 666 are going global.
And, as I've been pointing out, Spain will hold the EU's rotating presidency
during the EU's possibly significant June summit in 2010. Friends, if emergency
powers were to be triggered at that time, it would be in the middle of the
seven-year period. more...
Hizbullah Moving Rockets to Palestinian Camps
(September 26, 2006) - Hizbullah has been transporting rockets and
heavy weaponry to Palestinian camps in south
Lebanon just a few miles from the Israeli border, according to Lebanese
officials. The officials told WND the office of Lebanese Prime Minister
Faud Sinora sent a letter last week to Abbas Zakir, the Palestinian Authority's
most senior representative in Lebanon, outlining the alleged
Hizbullah weapons transfers into Palestinian camps. The letter noted "unusual
activity" in and near the Palestinian camps, including the coming and
going of trucks suspected of carrying weapons. Hizbullah has been transporting
rockets and heavy weaponry to Palestinian camps in south
Lebanon just a few miles from the Israeli border, according to Lebanese
officials. The officials told WND the office of Lebanese Prime Minister
Faud Sinora sent a letter last week to Abbas Zakir, the Palestinian Authority's
most senior representative in Lebanon, outlining the alleged
Hizbullah weapons transfers into Palestinian camps. The letter noted "unusual
activity" in and near the Palestinian camps, including the coming and
going of trucks suspected of carrying weapons. The reports follow a WND
article last month quoting Lebanese officials claiming Hizbullah, with
the help of Iran, started building underground war bunkers in Lebanon's
Palestinian camps. During its 34-day confrontation with Hizbullah in
Lebanon that began July 12, Israel destroyed scores of complex Hizbullah
bunkers that snaked along the Lebanese side of the Israel-Lebanon border.
Military officials said they were surprised by the scale of the Hizbullah
bunkers, in which Israeli troops reportedly found war rooms with advanced
eavesdropping and surveillance equipment they noted were made by Iran.
This is where my concern comes from in the "peacekeeping" troops that are going to the Lebanon border from Russia and Turkey. There is clearly an arms infrastructure there in Southern Lebanon and unarmed troops acting as peacekeepers in Lebanon wouldn't have far to go to get their weapons they've been stockpiling in these bunkers. It's about 130 miles from the border to Jerusalem. In less than a day troops could rush Jerusalem, but as we know from prophecy, God will wipe them out. He's going to 1/6th them, or in our decimal terms, He's going to decimate them. Then the world will know that He is the God of Israel. Ezekiel 38:18-23
Researcher: Temple treasure is in West Bank (September
26, 2006) - Where are the treasures of the Temple? A British archeologist
is arguing that despite the claims that the treasures of the Temple are
in the vaults of the Vatican, they are actually located in their original
place – the Holy Land. The London Times reported that Dr. Sean Kingsley,
an expert on the archeology of the Holy Land, claims that he found a series
of treasures, including silver trumpets, golden candlesticks, and other
jewelry, which were a part of the a cargo shipment that was headed for Rome
after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. According to him, his
study is based on historical writings of Josephus from the first century
CE and on other historical writings from that era. After decades of searching
and probing the holy scriptures, the archeologist reached the conclusion
that the treasure was taken out of Rome in the fifth century CE. He discovered
that it was transported to Carthage, a city-state near Tunisia which became
an empire that controlled North Africa and the Mediterranean, and to Constantinople
(Turkey) and Algeria. The treasures were then returned to Jerusalem and
hidden under a monastery. Kingsley explained that during the 1990s Israeli
and Vatican officials confronted each other on the issue of location of
these treasures. Israel even claimed that the Pope was hiding them in Rome. "The
Temple treasure remains a deadly political tool in the volatile Arab-Israeli
conflict centered on the Temple Mount," said Kingsley. “The treasure’s
final hiding place – in the modern West Bank . . . deep in Hamas territory
– will rock world religions,” he added. more...
Al-Qaeda loosing foothold in Iraq; civil war on horizon: UN
(September 27, 2006) - Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda
terrorist network is losing foothold in Iraq, unable to send new insurgents
into the country in the last few months while a civil war looms, a UN Security
Council report said Wednesday. As Iraq continues to slide towards civil
war, al-Qaeda may paradoxically see more losses than gains,' the report
prepared by council members said. The report said intelligence provided
by several security agencies showed that 'fewer foreign fighters' have been
killed in the last months, suggesting that the flow of insurgents to Iraq
has slackened. 'Certainly, on return to their homelands, some fighters have
expressed their dissatisfaction that on arrival in Iraq, they were asked
to kill fellow Muslims rather than foreign soldiers, or even told that there
was no role for them except as suicide bombers,' the report said. It said
the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed by US troops earlier this
year, 'while a significant blow, may not have been a totally unwelcome to
the al-Qaeda leadership.' more...
Global Recommendation 666 Part 1
Fulfilled Prophecy (September 23, 2006)
- As the pieces came together I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It appears
that Recommendation 666 may be going global! I knew Javier Solana's possible
connection to the UN's new Alliance of Civilizations (AOC). If you recall,
the UN initiative was the idea of Solana's fellow Spanish Socialist Party
member, Spain's Prime Minister, Jose Luis Zapatero. And, I also knew from
my research that the AOC had signs of being Solana's 1995 Barcelona Process
going global. But, I never dreamed that there was a Recommendation 666 connection.
As I said before, Recommendation 666 may also be going global. In order
to explain, let's first look at today's news. Yesterday former president
Bill Clinton's Global Initiative held a conference and one of the speakers
was Javier Solana. And, it was something Solana said that opened my eyes.
Solana further said: "The divide that persists in the world is more
profound than we think, and we better be aware of that. It's not getting
smaller, but growing. He also warned listeners that Muslims should not be
provoked, even for the sake of free speech and open thought." In
other words, Solana believes the time for freedom of speech and thought
is over. And, Solana also believes in creating a global police state through
the use of the CIMIC concept he first introduced to the European Union when
implementing his 10-nation Western European Union's (WEU) Assembly Recommendation
666. Solana said: "Noting that governments could take action to
prevent the divide from growing further, Solana stressed that this might
not be enough, and civil society elements should assume a role to establish
ties between the civilizations"
Read it here. Let's take another look at the WEU's Assembly Recommendation
More on the Alliance of Civilizations (AOC). Alliance of Death by Herb L. Peters
Global Recommendation 666 Part 2
Fulfilled Prophecy (September 25, 2006)
- As it was back in December of 2000, once again it took awhile before the
implications of certain events and their connection with the 10-nation Western
European Union's (WEU) Assembly Recommendation 666 to become apparent. Let
me try to explain. As students of the subject know, much of Bible prophecy
has been given in image form. This being the case, it's import for us to
know what these strange images of beasts with multiple heads and horns mean.
From the O.T. book of Daniel we learn that God uses images to describe the
kings and kingdoms that oppose His earthly people and purpose. In other
words, God sees godless kings and their kingdoms as dangerous beast that
need to be restrained. And, throughout history God has used different methods
of restraint. But, in the time of the end, the Bible tells us God's restraining
influence will be removed to allow Daniel's fourth beast empire to reappear
and, for a short time, to devour God's people. At the end of this short
period, Jesus will return, put an end to the beast kingdom, and set up His
earthly kingdom of righteousness. In Revelation chapter 12 we see God combining
His key elements of prophecy all together in three images -- that of a woman,
the woman's child and a great, seven-headed dragon. It's widely believed
that the woman represents national Israel, the child Jesus and the dragon
satan. However, in my study of prophecy, I've come to believe there may
be a few more things we should add... continued detail in link
...it was while I was wondering about the prophetic implications of the
events that I had witnessed in Europe -- the rise of 10 nation Western
European Union, the new Office of High Representative, and the making of
the WEU the military arm of the European Union, that I discovered
that all these events were connected to -- and possibly confirmed by --
the number 666. In these last few days I had the same experience while
witnessing another event with possible prophetic implications. But, this
time the number 666 is connected to -- and may be confirming -- the rise
of the dragon's tail, not its head. You see, the UN's Alliance of Civilizations
(AOC) is a combination of secular and apostate religious world leaders coming
together to fight all forms of religious extremism and fundamentalism,
and bring peace and safety to the world. The goal is to have the
AOC begin in September 2009 with an additional 12 months to prepare. So,
that means, the AOC will be completely up and running in 2010 --
the middle of the coming seven-year period of which FP has been reporting.
And, as I reported yesterday
Read about it here, this event too is associated with Recommendation
I think Herb Peters is on to something here. The connections all fit and it appears the framework for the end-times world government is growing stronger the more we understand of what is going on in European politics. Christianity is considered extremist because it holds that Christ is the only way to salvation. The view is that anything which doesn't allow for conformity with other beliefs is extremist in view and will soon not be tolerated. Kind of backwards from the tolerance they profess now, but even without the suicide bombings and the like as Islam has, our unshakeable stance on Christ's divinity will not serve us well in the world. We need to remember that we are not of this world, but chosen out of it. John 15:16-21 | John 18:36
10th November, Anniversary of "Krystalnacht"
By Ron Ross , BFP News
(September 20, 2006) - Gay rights groups,
police, the Jerusalem Municipality have agreed to hold the gay parade in
Jerusalem on November 10 this year. The agreement was made on Monday [September
18] after talks, which lasted three hours. Israel’s extremist right wing
groups have said, "There will be a holy war against this event."
There is a sensitivity already surrounding November 10. On that day in 1938,
Reinhardt Heydrich of the Gestapo issued the orders which resulted in Krystalnacht.
Adolph Hitler ordered a seven-day campaign of terror against the Jews in
Germany to be organized by Himmler and the SS. On the tenth of November,
the campaign started. The Nazis destroyed 10,000 shops owned by Jews, and
their contents were stolen. Homes and synagogues were set on fire and left
to burn. The fire brigades showed their loyalty to Hitler by assuming that
the buildings would burn down anyway, so why try to prevent it? A huge amount
of damage was done to Jewish property, but the Jewish community was ordered
to pay a one billion mark fine to pay for the eventual clean-up. Jews were
forced to scrub the streets clean. Also on this day in 1975, following a
conference in Mexico, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution–supported
by Arab, African and Soviet bloc states–asserting that Zionism is racism.
The resolution passed 72 to 35 with 32 abstentions. It evoked a memorable
speech from the United States representative to the UN, Daniel Patrick Moynihan,
who said, "The United States rises to declare before the General Assembly
of the United Nations and before the world that it does not acknowledge,
it will not abide by, it will never acquiesce in this infamous act."
The "Zionist is Racism" resolution became the justification for
the establishment of new settlements in the West Bank and stymied attempts
to further a negotiated solution. In 1991, following the collapse of the
apartheid regime in South Africa and of the former Soviet Bloc, and against
the background of the war against Saddam Hussein, this resolution was repealed.
However, the same sentiment surfaced again at the Durban conference in South
Africa in the summer of 2001.
Esther's Glory: Biblical Epic to Hit Theaters (September 19, 2006) - Every Jewish child knows who Queen Esther was, now it's time for entire world to know. On October 13, Gener8Xion Entertainment’s "One Night with the King" opens in over 850 theatres in select cities across the United States. Starring silver screen legends Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif, along with the renowned John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Luke Goss (Blade II, ZigZag), John Noble (Lord of the Rings: Return of the King), Tommy "Tiny" Lister (Next Friday), James Callis (Bridget Jones Diary, Battlestar Galactica), Jonah Lotan (24, The Jacket) and Hollywood newcomer Tiffany Dupont, this impressive motion picture chronicles the amazing life of Esther, one of the Bible’s most beloved and courageous heroes. Based on the best-selling novel "Hadassah: One Night with the King" by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen, this dramatic big-screen adaptation chronicles a young woman’s rise from peasant to princess, her courageous role in the redemption of her people from destruction and death, and her winning of the love of the most powerful man in the kingdom–by seeking his heart rather than the riches of his kingdom. “'One Night with the King' is a story of divine destiny,” explained the film’s producer Matthew Crouch, Chairman and CEO of Gener8Xion Entertainment. “Hadassah was a poor, unknown peasant girl, an orphan, an outcast from a distant land, who went on to become queen of a powerful empire. Her poignant story proves that anyone, no matter their circumstances, can rise to greatness when guided by the hand of destiny.” “The lush color and vigorous landscape seen throughout the movie can only be captured in a classic old-world setting, ripe with millennia of history,” noted Crouch. “'One Night with the King' is rich with mystical allure, suspense, intrigue, and political intrigue within unparalleled drama. It’s an unforgettable love story set in a world of adventure and it appeals to people of all faiths.” more...
I always like to see Biblical stories go mainstream. I hope they stick to the story, but we'll have to see.
Vatican opens pre-WWII archives (September 18,
2006) - The Vatican has opened to scholars and historians part of
its vast collection of archives. The section being opened covers the rise
of Mussolini and Hitler and the run-up to the World War II. It dates from
the reign of Pope Pius XI, who was pope from 1922 until just before the
outbreak of war in 1939. Details of the Vatican's relations with Germany's
Adolf Hitler and Italy's Benito Mussolini are expected to be of great interest
to scholars. The Vatican houses one of the world's most important historical
archives, the so-called "secret archive" which contains some 2m
documents dating back up to 1,000 years. They are kept for safety mainly
in underground fireproof bunkers and storerooms placed along some 50 linear
miles (80.4km) of shelving. Periodically the pope decides to open to scrutiny
by scholars and professional historians a new treasure house of documents.
The latest release covers the years when no less than four notorious dictators
came to power - Benito Mussolini in Italy, Joseph Stalin in Russia, Adolf
Hitler in Germany and Francisco Franco in Spain. Details of relations between
the Vatican and these countries during this period will be of outstanding
interest to scholars. more...
Troubled Schools are Getting Help From Churches (September 13, 2006) - In this era when liberal legal groups are endlessly suing to keep the church out of public schools, principals in Texas are begging for churches to adopt their schools for the sake of the students. The program is now going national. It began 18 years ago, when the principal of a Dallas high school contacted Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, and asked for help. The school was riddled with gang activity, truancy, delinquency and poor academic performance. Oak Cliff agreed to adopt the school. "We began to provide mentoring, tutoring and family support services for those students," Evans told CitizenLink. "Grades went up, delinquency went down and stability entered the school." The principal of that school was later promoted to head of the district and wanted to see all 18 high schools achieve the same success. "Eighteen schools then became 64 schools, because one principal talked to another principal, and they wanted us to adopt their schools," Evans said. "And we had the same results." As interest grew, it became clear a structured program was needed. Thus was born the National Church Adopt-a-School Initiative. "What we did was develop a manual to show other churches how they could adopt a school in their community and turn it around and use it to impact the whole community," Evans said. "Because when a church adopts a school, and the school has kids, and the kids have parents — that's church, school and family — that's the hub of a community. "We're trying to get schools adopted all over America by churches who'll provide mentoring, tutoring and family support services." more...
Tortured screams ring out as Iraqis take over Abu Ghraib
(September 10, 2006) - The notorious Abu Ghraib
prison in Baghdad is at the centre of fresh abuse allegations just a week
after it was handed over to Iraqi authorities, with claims that inmates
are being tortured by their new captors. Staff at the jail say the Iraqi
authorities have moved dozens of terrorist suspects into Abu Ghraib from
controversial Interior Ministry detention centre in Jadriyah, where
United States troops last year discovered 169 prisoners who had been tortured
and starved. An independent witness who went into Abu Ghraib this week told
The Sunday Telegraph that screams were coming from the cell blocks housing
the terrorist suspects. Prisoners released from the jail this week spoke
of routine torture of terrorism suspects and on Wednesday,
27 prisoners were hanged in the first mass execution since the overthrow
of Saddam Hussein's regime. Conditions in the rest of the jail were
grim, with an overwhelming stench of excrement, prisoners crammed into cells
for all but 20 minutes a day, food rations cut to just rice and water and
no air conditioning. Some of the small number of prisoners who remained
in the jail after the Americans left said they had pleaded to go with their
departing captors, rather than be left in the hands of Iraqi guards. "The
Americans were better than the Iraqis. They treated us better," said
Khalid Alaani, who was held on suspicion of involvement in Sunni terrorism.
I guess we weren't that bad in comparison.
New Testable Model for Creation Poised to Challenge the Darwinian Theory--Are We Willing to Let Science Be the Judge? (September 7, 2006) - Proponents of evolution considered the Kansas School Board elections in August a huge victory for science education. Conservative Republicans who were instrumental in adopting standards that challenged certain aspects of neo-Darwinian theory in the public school science curriculum lost seats to moderate Republicans and liberal Democrats favoring traditional methods of teaching the old paradigm of evolution. "With the unprecedented strides scientific research has already made in the new millennium, we have been given a unique opportunity to make science education exciting again," says astronomer Dr. Hugh Ross, founder and president of the premier science/faith think-tank Reasons To Believe. (www.reasons.org) "The 1987 Supreme Court ruling guarantees the place of any scientifically viable model in public education regardless of its theological implications," contends Ross. "The problem scientists have with the current Intelligent Design movement is that ID proponents offer no model by which to test their claims. Testability and predictive power are crucial to credibility," says Ross. "It is right for the scientific community to ask, 'Where is your model?'" Ross is ready to answer that challenge. After 20 years of research, he and the team of scientists at Reasons To Believe have developed a creation model rooted in the scientific method. It is testable, verifiable/falsifiable, and successfully predicts scientific discoveries. Dr. Ross introduces the model in his new book, Creation As Science: A Testable Approach to End the Evolution/Creation Wars (NavPress, September 2006). more...
I would also recommend Dr. Kent Hovind's material. You can purchase it from him at www.drdino.com or view the videos free here.
U.S. And Israel Get Tough On Syria (September
27, 2006) - Just days after Syrian President Bashar Assad made an
ostensible peace overture to Israel, both Jerusalem and Washington came
down hard on Damascus Tuesday for continuing to support extremism. Israeli
Defense Minister Amir Peretz told a forum of peace organizations in Tel
Aviv that Assad "communicates double messages." Peretz said Israel
cannot "ignore threats of war, and we will deploy our forces according
to the reality and the threats." Assad told the German magazine Der
Spiegel last week that "Syria wants peace with Israel," but is
prepared for war after decades of trying to reach a settlement have failed
to produce peace on Damascus' terms. Later in the day, U.S. Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal
that the international community is "going to have to start looking
at further sanctions on Syria if it is to continue on the path it's currently
on." "I think that the Syrians look as if they've made their choice
and their choice is to associate with extremist forces in Iran," said
Rice, who believes that garnering support for increased sanctions will be
made increasingly easy "as Syria continues to show its stripes and
isolate itself." Syria and Iran are believed to be in close collaboration,
particularly in the financing, supplying and guiding of Lebanon's Hezbollah
terrorist organization in its conflict with Israel. Meanwhile, Syrian Foreign
Minister Walid Moallem told the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday that the Middle
East's woes are the direct result of American policies toward the Arabs
and Washington's unrestricted support of Israel. "We all end up paying
the price when the decision makers in Washington believe that they know
better, and are in a better position to understand and grasp the needs and
circumstances of the Arabs," Moallem said. He also blasted American
arms supplies to Israel, saying that they sow the seeds of destruction in
It's very clear what side Syria is on. They're aligned with Iran and the rest of the Muslim world against Israel and her supporters. They speak out of both sides of their mouth because they're liars trying to bide time until they're ready to attack. It looks like the tensions are building up and if Syria does something, or if Israel pre-emptively attacks Damascus, we could see the fulfillment of Damascus being a desolate ruin. (which has never before happened in history.) Given their alliances with Iran, we would then see a swift response by Iran first, then God when He wipes out the attacking forces. Ezekiel 38,39
Sun's Activity Increased in Past Century, Study Confirms
(September 26, 2006) - The energy output from
the Sun has increased
significantly during the 20th century, according to a new study. Many studies
have attempted to determine whether there is an upward trend in the average
sunspots and solar flares over time, but few firm conclusions have been
reached. Now, an international team of researchers led by Ilya Usoskin of
the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory at the University of Oulu, Finland,
may have the answer. They examined meteorites that had fallen to
Earth over the
past 240 years. By analyzing the amount of titanium 44, a radioactive isotope,
the team found a significant increase in the Sun's radioactive output during
the 20th century. Over the past few decades, however, they found the
solar activity has stabilized at this higher-than-historic level. Prior
research relied on measurements of certain radioactive elements within tree
rings and in the ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica, which can
be altered by terrestrial processes, not just by solar activity. The isotope
measured in the new study is not affected by conditions on Earth. The results,
detailed in this week's issue of the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics
Letters, "confirm that there was indeed an increase in solar activity
over the last 100 years or so," Usoskin told SPACE.com.
Why "earth changes?" Because the sun directly affects how the earth changes. This is something in the global warming camp that has been overlooked because of a myopic view that fails to look outside of our planet for an explanation as to why the planet is heating up. I've mentioned this several times before and shared the picture that shows solar system-wide changes. Related story: Global Temperature Highest in Millennia
Documents disclose 'shadow government' (September
26, 2006) - Government documents released by a Freedom of Information
Act request reveal the Bush administration is running a "shadow government"
with Mexico and Canada in which the U.S. is crafting a broad range of policy
in conjunction with its neighbors to the north and south, asserts WND columnist
and author Jerome R. Corsi. The documents, a total of about 1,000 pages,
are among the first to be released to Corsi through his FOIA request to
the Security and Prosperity
Partnership of North America, or SPP, which describes itself as an initiative "to
increase security and to enhance prosperity among the three countries through
greater cooperation." "The documents clearly reveal that SPP,
working within the U.S. Department of Commerce, is far advanced in putting
together a new regional infrastructure, creating a 'shadow' trilateral bureaucracy
with Mexico and Canada that is aggressively rewriting a wide range of U.S.
administrative law, all without congressional oversight or public disclosure,"
Corsi said. Among the initial discoveries, said Corsi, is the existence
of an internal Intranet website that never has been revealed to Congress
or the public. "This private internal website," he claims, "undoubtedly
contains a wealth of documentation that the FOIA request has so far intentionally
excluded." Corsi told WND the documents reveal hundreds of internal
meetings, memoranda of understanding and other referenced agreements that
have not been disclosed. "We have here the beginnings of a whitewash,"
he said, "in which SPP evidently thinks the public will be hoodwinked
by a 'Myths vs. Facts' document posted for public relations purposes on
their public website." more...
For those who don't know what the SPP is, you can read more at the website www.spp.gov. Basically, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. are working on an arrangement similar to the EU, with member states under a combined authority. (EU/UN decides issues for many member countries as one sovereign body over those member nations.) I believe this is the beginning stages to bringing all governments of all nations under a single authority when the time is right. What is happening now just makes the transition easier to implement quickly. Related Story: N. American students trained for 'merger' The brainwashing has begun! NAFTA Super Highway Map
Russia to deliver 80 tons of fuel to Iran NPP - Atomstroiexport
(September 26, 2006) - Russia and Iran signed
Tuesday a supplementary agreement on the delivery of 80 metric tons of nuclear
fuel to a nuclear power plant in southern Iran in March 2007, the head of
Russia's nuclear exporter said. Russia is helping Iran build the plant at
Bushehr, 400 kilometers (250 miles) southwest of the capital, Tehran. The
NPP is being constructed under the supervision of the International Atomic
Energy Agency, the UN's nuclear watchdog. Sergei Shmatko, the head of Atomstroiexport,
Russia's nuclear power equipment and service export monopoly, said the supplementary
agreement also stipulated a date for the plant's commissioning. "We
have signed a supplementary agreement to the contract for the construction
of the Bushehr NPP," Shmatko said. "The agreement stipulates that
the date for the power generating launch will be November 2007, and that
the plant will be commissioned in September 2007." Last Monday, Sergei
Kiriyenko, the head of Russia's Federal Nuclear Power Agency, told journalists
on the sidelines of the 50th International Atomic Energy Agency General
Conference in Vienna that the Bushehr NPP would be launched in November
2007. "The Bushehr nuclear power plant will be commissioned in September
2007, and the power generating launch will take place in November 2007,"
Kiriyenko said. At a meeting Tuesday with Mahmoud Janatian, a vice president
of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Shmatko said the fuel would
be delivered no later than six months prior to the plant's commissioning.
Man Arrested for Blowing Shofar at Western Wall
(September 26, 2006) - The incident occurred
around 7:30 in the morning, at the northern-most section of the accessible
Western Wall - a little-known area called the Kotel HaKatan, the
Small Wall. It is considered to have extra sanctity, as it stands opposite
the presumed spot of the Holy of Holies of the Beit HaMikdash. Yesterday
morning (Sunday), a group of some 10 men and two women gathered at the site,
as they have done for several years on Rosh HaShanah, for early-morning
prayers. The holiday prayers feature the blowing of the shofar (ram's horn)
at several different times. Towards the end of the first shofar sounding,
a Border Guard policeman came in, made an unclear motion with his hand as
if to ask what was going on, and then left. He said nothing. Shortly afterwards,
Eliyahu K., the 20-year-old prayer leader, blew the shofar a second time,
in the midst of his silent prayer (in accordance with Sephardic custom).
Policemen came in once again and began trying to pull him away. However,
Eliyahu was in the midst of reciting the Amidah - a long passage during
which one must stand in one place without moving - and he therefore did
not move. The policemen informed their supervisors by radio that he was
praying and refused to move, and reinforcements were soon sent - no fewer
than 20 policemen, according to several witnesses. more...
Can you imagine this happening to a Muslim in prayer? They send out they're prayers over loudspeakers several times a day. Now a Jew blows a shofar on a holiday and gets beat up and hauled to jail?!! What a mixed up world we live in. I guess everyone knows that the Jews won't start blowing themselves and innocents up over it, while Islam would raise a hell-fire storm if anyone so much as spoke to someone in prayer. I really can't wait till Christ comes and straightens this all out.
Al-Qaida recons nuke storage site (September
24, 2006) - Two al-Qaida operatives visited the world's most accessible
nuclear facility, where more than two tons of highly enriched uranium and
weapons-grade plutonium are stored behind a rusty barb-wire fence protected
by a handful of guards with light weapons, MI6 agents have learned. An intelligence
report obtained by
Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin described the facility as "the dream
target for terrorists." The view is shared by Michael Durst, a senior
manager at the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency. "The
site is top of our global priority list of unsecured uranium sources,"
said Durst. "At present it is easily accessible to an organized attack."
Once a jewel in the former Soviet arsenal, the National Science Institute
at Vinca, 10 miles south of the Serbian capital, Belgrade, was closed in
1984 and its reactor switched off. Since then, the 48-acre site has steadily
fallen into decay. Last week, Durst said: "Vinca is unique in the amount
of uranium stored within the facility, over two tons. About 30 percent of
this is now leaking. The remaining caretaker staff at the institute are
doing their best to deal with the situation. But they are poorly paid and
our concern is that some employees could be tempted to sell some of the
material themselves or allow terrorists access to it. It would have to be
a well-organized theft to transport the fissionable material and the risks
for those involved would be high. But if someone was ready to take the risk
with their lives, it could be done." more...
Antichrist and Al-Mahdi – Comparing End Times in Christianity and Islam
(September 27, 2006) - Both
Islam and Christianity have very specific things to say about
End Times, the period of great significance and events just before the
world comes to an end. This period of time has also been called by many
other names, including the Last Hour, the Apocalypse, the Great Tribulation,
etc. Both religions have specific expectations of what will happen, and
there are many similarities between the two beliefs. Some similarities include
the expected appearance of natural disasters and calamities, an
coming of Jesus, etc. The striking similarities provide a parallelism
between the two religions on this topic. However, closer examination also
reveals striking significant differences. The result is what is known as
anti-parallelism, whereby many significant parallel points
are actually opposite in nature. The diametrically opposed viewpoint from
Muslim and a Christian view the same event contributes to this anti-parallelism.
For example, it is easy to confuse the Antichrist in Islam with the Antichrist
described in the Bible, because first of all, the meaning of Christ is not
the same in the two beliefs. Similarly, the description of Jesus (Muslims
Isa) in Islamic End Times expectations are not the same as the coming
Jesus described in the Bible. more...
War Signals? (September 21, 2006) - As
reports circulate of a sharp debate within the White House over possible
US military action against Iran and its nuclear enrichment facilities,
The Nation has learned that the Bush Administration and the Pentagon
have moved up the deployment of a major "strike group" of ships,
including the nuclear aircraft carrier Eisenhower as well as a cruiser,
destroyer, frigate, submarine escort and supply ship, to head for the Persian
Gulf, just off Iran's western coast. This information follows a
report in the current issue of Time magazine, both online and
in print, that a group of ships capable of mining harbors has received orders
to be ready to sail for the Persian Gulf by October 1. As Time writes
in its cover story, "What Would War Look Like?," evidence of the
forward deployment of minesweepers and word that the chief of naval operations
had asked for a reworking of old plans for mining Iranian harbors "suggest
that a much discussed--but until now largely theoretical--prospect has become
real: that the U.S. may be preparing for war with Iran."
Chinese Flag Stirs Quincy Controversy (September
20, 2006) - John Wu Lin fled China’s communist regime a long time
ago and reminders of his past are painful. So when Lin was walking to the
Wollaston T station the other day and saw a People’s Republic of China flag
flying prominently next to an American flag atop a building in Wollaston
Center, he was shocked. “That flag is not about Chinese heritage or our
culture - it’s about a government that many of us tried to escape,” said
Lin, who has lived in the city for 15 years. Both the flag and a red, lighted
sign heralding a new Asian American civic group will be removed, say city
officials, who have received dozens of complaints from residents and passers-by.
The sign, with 2-foot tall letters in Chinese and English, does not meet
local sign regulations, officials said. And a permit is needed to fly a
flag in the city other than an American flag. For some, the flag is more
offensive than the sign. Stephen Long of North Quincy said it isn’t right
to hang a communist flag in the middle of the city. “Who cares about the
sign - it has nothing to do with that,” said Long, who said he is a Vietnam-era
Marine veteran. “That’s nothing unusual. But to have a communist flag up
at the same level as ours in the middle of the city is a disgrace. People
should think before they act.” more...
NAFTA Super Highway Map (September 20, 2006)
- The map's travel corridors show the desired routes of the new Super Highways
as proposed by the North American Forum on Integration (NAFI) — a group
of wealthy industrialists, academics, and politicians whose aim it is to
break down barriers to the North American Union. The main actors in NAFI
are members of the Council on Foreign Relations or related organizations
based in Mexico and Canada. NAFI, whose first objective is to make "the
public and decision-makers aware of the challenges of economic and political
integration between the three NAFTA countries," is following the
country-integration plan of the European Union. (Emphasis added.) That plan
used the idea of "free trade" to make steps toward integration
sound appealing to the public. Though the North American Union would devastate
the American middle class, the Super Highways are being touted as facilitating
free trade and bringing about prosperity in the three countries.
Is It Just Me, or Are People Really Getting Meaner? (September 22, 2006) - Is it just me, or are people really getting meaner? It seems that much of what I hear and read these days indicates that people's actions and attitudes are increasingly rude, crude, and downright cantankerous. Has it always been this way? If it was, I don't remember it. Granted, there is much to be upset about nowadays. People are being taxed out of their minds. Governmental meddling has never been more intrusive. Savings accounts are down. Indebtedness is up. Most newspaper headlines serve only to raise our blood pressure. Americans fear the IRS more than they do Osama bin Laden. Many Americans are working two and even three jobs just to make ends meet. Hollywood used to provide respite from day to day pressures. No more. All they do now is contribute to raising stress levels. Ditto for most major league sports. And when is the last time we could trust anything our congressman told us? Come to think of it, we can't trust much of anything anybody tells us. Egad! I'm getting angry just writing this column. However, is it really obligatory that we lose our warmth and compassion? Is everyone who disagrees with us really our enemy? Can we not remain truly uncompromising for a principle without becoming a raving, sadistic madman? Furthermore, it doesn't seem to matter in what "camp" one finds oneself. The story is the same. Conservatives can be just as mean-spirited as liberals and vice versa. Christians just as contemptuous as atheists. In fact, I know unbelievers whom I would far rather be around than some believers. more... This is one of the signs of the end, the love of many growing cold. Some places you can feel it more than others, but I think the news is evidence of the overall trend picking up.
Is There Anybody Out There? How the Men From the Ministry Hid the Hunt for UFOs (September 25, 2006) - The Ministry of Defence went to extraordinary lengths to cover up its true involvement in investigating UFOs, according to secret documents revealed under the Freedom of Information Act. The files show that officials attempted to expunge information from documents released to the Public Records Office under the "30-year rule" that would have revealed the extent of the MoD's interest in UFO sightings. In particular, the ministry wanted to cover up the operation of a secret unit dedicated to UFO investigations within the Defence Intelligence Staff. UFO conspiracy theorists have likened the unit, called DI55, to a sort of "Men in Black" agency for defending the Earth against invasion but the released documents show this is far from the truth. One 1995 memo from DI55 to the MoD's public "UFO desk" said: "I have several books at home that describe our supposed role of 'defender of the Earth against the alien menace' - it is light years from the truth!" The files were made public following FOI requests by David Clarke, a lecturer in journalism at Sheffield Hallam University and his colleague Andy Roberts. "These documents don't tell us anything about UFOs but they do show how desperate the MoD have been to conceal the interest which the intelligence services had in the subject," said Dr Clarke.
Maine Hit with NINE Earthquakes (September 22,
2006) - Mount Desert Island residents awoke to the earth moving Friday,
and the shaking didn't stop until several hours later. Monitors recorded
five hours of earthquake activity with the biggest being a Magnitude 3.5
quake at 6:39 a.m. about one mile southwest of the middle of Bar Harbor,
said John Ebel, director of Massachusetts' Weston Observatory. There were
roughly nine additional temblors starting at 5:21 a.m. before the main quake
and continuing through 10:20 a.m., Ebel said. The biggest quake was of a
magnitude that could be felt miles away, he said. There were no reports
of injuries or property damage. New England averages about one or two earthquakes
that are above 3.5 Magnitude each year, Ebel said. Maine already recorded
a 3.8-Magnitude earthquake in the northern part of the state on July 14,
he said. more...
North American Earthquakes Over Last 72 Hours
(September 22, 2006) - This list is not complete due to the
early hour. I will try to update several times daily. Because Alaska is
showing elevated activity, quakes 3.0 and larger are now included. Shakers
of "interesting" magnitude are highlighted in purple, generally
reserved for events 3.0 and greater, but June include others at the editor's
discretion. Until further notice, the past 72 hours of EQs will be posted.
There have been an unusually high number of shaker notices sent 1, 2 and
sometimes 3 days after the fact which likely did not make the list. If you
check these 48 hours lists regularly, you'll notice that today's is considerably
longer than most. This is due to covering a longer time frame as well as
including the "added" quakes. more...
Mount St. Helens Update (September 22, 2006)
- Current status is Volcano Advisory (Alert Level 2 ) Aviation color code
ORANGE : Growth of the new lava dome inside the crater of Mount St. Helens
continues, accompanied by low rates of seismicity, low emissions of steam
and volcanic gases, and minor production of ash. During such eruptions,
changes in the level of activity can occur over days to months. The eruption
could intensify suddenly or with little warning and produce explosions that
cause hazardous conditions within several miles of the crater and farther
downwind. Small lahars could suddenly descend the Toutle River if triggered
by heavy rain or by interaction of hot rocks with snow and ice. These lahars
pose a negligible hazard below the Sediment Retention Structure (SRS) but
could pose a hazard along the river channel upstream.
Earthquake list for St. Helens more...
Hits Panay, Philippines (September 22, 2006)
- A powerful earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale took place Friday
morning near Panay, the Philippines. A statement issued by the Malaysian
Meteorological Services Department said the earthquake occurred in east
Panay, some 230km west of Cebu and 641km northeast of Malaysian Sandakan
sea. A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale also occurred
near Santiago in Argentina and both earthquakes did not trigger tsunamis
nor did they cause material or human losses. MTQ 22-Sep-2006 15:36
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