Monday, December 28, 2009

First Time Ever: Israel Calls All Its Ambassadors and Consul Generals Serving Throughout the World Home

First Heads of Mission Conference to be held in Jerusalem-24-Dec-2009

24 Dec 2009
Israel’s ambassadors and consuls general serving throughout the world will discuss broad diplomatic and strategic issues at a conference to be held next week in Jerusalem"

(Communicated by MFA Spokesperson’s Bureau)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman, will host a conference next week (27-31 December) for Israeli Heads of Missions. At the conference, Israel’s ambassadors and consuls general serving throughout the world will discuss broad diplomatic and strategic issues.

This is the first time a conference for all of Israel’s Heads of Missions has been held. The idea is to facilitate direct dialogue with the country’s leaders, mutual updates on major diplomatic issues, and a discussion of action plans to deal with the challenges awaiting the State of Israel in the international arena in the coming year, including the Iranian threat."


ALL Israeli Ambassadors, Consul Generals & Heads Of Missions Called Home “For A Conference”.
Posted by Kenny Solomon

Want that in reality-speak?
Bibi Netanyahu is gonna talk to ‘em all……. Know what he’s gonna say ?"

Hmm… Israel Calls ALL Ambassadors Home For Special Meeting in Jerusalem
Gateway Pundit#comments:
"Jim Hoft

For the first time ever, Israel has called ALL of its ambassadors and consuls home for meetings this week in Jerusalem.

The meetings opened today. reported:"

Friday, December 25, 2009

CHRISTMAS as Christ's Birthday?A Big Fat Lie!

Bah! Humbug!
By Davy Crockett
Thursday, December 24, 2009

The sounds, the smells, the colorful lights and decorations; folks being thoughtful and remembering the poor, good feelings all around; what could possibly be wrong with any of this? Short days, cold, long nights can use some brightening up and some cheerful activities, so “Just leave me alone” the devotees to Christmas might say to those who decry the celebrations of the season.

“It’s for the children!” many say, as a defense for continuing the observance in the face of all the incriminating evidence against it. Some will say, “We are honoring Jesus Christ, our Savior, by observing this season regardless of its origins.” In actual fact, to put Christ into Christmas, you would have to hijack Him, since He was never anywhere in the observance, from its beginnings down to modern times.

This greatest of all the “Christian” holidays began in antiquity, as a pagan observance of the winter solstice, and has morphed into a quasi-religious observance that is really a great merchandising opportunity for merchants who cater to every whim, as people scramble to buy gifts for family, friends, and business associates. Surely, one can’t be against booming commerce which brings jobs and prosperity to so many people.

Then comes the day after the big celebration, when the reality of the credit buying binge crashes in on many families who financed their generosity with credit cards bearing high interest rates. Many heads ache from the over-indulgence in food and drink that would be unthinkable at other times of the year, but which is perfectly acceptable during this winter season. The stress and strain associated with all that goes on leading up to the climax of the observance takes a toll on many of the participants.

Still, you might be thinking, “If I’m willing to accept the responsibility and put up with all of this pressure to conform, why should anyone care? It’s nobody’s business but mine!” And, if you are not concerned about what the Bible has to say about the situation, you would be right. However, actions have consequences, which include the universally popular observance of Christmas.

Consider that the Bible says that truth is important. Notice John 8:32: “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” I’m certain you are aware that one of the basic ten commandments given by God on Mt. Sinai concerned being truthful: “You shall not bear false witness” (Exodus 20:16). With that in mind, consider that Jesus Christ was not born on December 25th. So, the basic premise of the observance is based on an untruth – that’s right – a lie!

Another big part of the celebration, especially for children, is the Santa Claus tradition. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but there is no Santa Claus. It is a lie!

What does the Bible say about the fate of liars? It is not pretty. Revelation 21:8 states: “…all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Clinging to traditions is not new. Jesus dealt with the subject when He strongly corrected the Pharisees and Sadducees saying: “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition” (Mark 7:9). In another place, Jesus explained that paying lip service and using His name is not what is required. “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). What is His will? That we worship him with sincerity and truth (1 Corinthians 5:8; cf., 1 Peter 1:22).

Christmas is not the only popular tradition or teaching that is not biblical. If you have the courage to face reality about many of the things taught by mainstream Christianity, then you will find our free booklet, Satan’s Counterfeit Christianity very helpful.

As you read this booklet you may find yourself saying with Scrooge, in the popular Christmas story, “A Christmas Carol” – “Bah! Humbug!”

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Last chance in Jerusalem?

By Adam J. West

Is it the destiny of Europe to become more actively involved in the Middle East as events hurtle toward the climactic return of Jesus Christ? Will it begin to exercise a strong influence in the region of, and even militarily occupy, the Holy Land? Your Bible plainly affirms that this will be the case.

An interesting article titled, EU faces ‘last chance’ for peace in Israel, offers an insight into what may be the beginnings of a more crucial role for Europe in the Middle East. In the article, Mr. Meir Margalit, a Jerusalem city councilor on the front lines of the mid-east peace process, states: “We have reached the last moment when it is still possible to divide and share Jerusalem. If it [decisive action] does not happen this year, it will become impossible to implement any plan like the two-state solution.” (emphasis mine) The leadership of Jerusalem is imploring the European Union to get involved in the political and geographical division of Jerusalem...

If this truly is the “last chance” for Jerusalem being divided into a Palestinian/Israeli state, and the hand of the European Union does stretch to exert “influence” in the region of Jerusalem, we are most certainly in momentous times, for the Bible speaks of a time when God says He “…will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; the city shall be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity…” (Zechariah 14:2, emphasis mine).

Take note of what is being said – half of Jerusalem’s inhabitants will be taken, and led away, into captivity. Other prophecies clearly state that captivity is coming for the modern day descendants of ancient Israel as well. You need to understand the identity of who these modern-day peoples are. The answer may shock you!

The armies gathered together, surrounding Jerusalem just before Christ’s return, will fight against Him in what men call the battle of Armageddon.

To learn more about this exciting yet terrifying battle to occur in Jerusalem in the final climactic world war, and to find out what you can do to protect yourself from the terror that is to come, read Armageddon and Beyond and continue to watch events unfold in the mid-east powder keg!

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Friday, December 11, 2009

EU’s Greater Involvement in Jerusalem. -

EU’s greater involvement in Jerusalem. -
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Sweden has drafted an EU plan to make east Jerusalem the future capital of the Palestinian Territory (Christian Science Monitor, December 1, 2009). However, significant negative feedback has led the EU to pull “back from a confrontation with Israel by dropping a call for east Jerusalem to be recognized as the future capital of a Palestinian state.” The draft now calls for the Palestinian territory to only “include” part of the city (Telegraph, December 8, 2009).

With tensions still high between Israel and the Palestinians, the EU appears intent on moving forward for peace in the region. Jerusalem has been at the heart of this conflict since its beginning, yet peace in Jerusalem appears a long way off.

God prophesied that, at the end of the age, Jerusalem would be a “cup of trembling” to the surrounding nations (Zechariah 12:2, KJV). Yet, at some point, military action will be taken by the King of the North to control the city (Daniel 11:30-31; Luke 21:20-24). This military occupation will ultimately last for 3.5 years (Revelation 11:2).

The real hope for true and lasting peace in the region will come when Christ returns to set up His world government in Jerusalem. In the meantime, we should all “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” and for the return of Christ to this special city (Psalm 122:6).

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"Lisbon’s Constitutional Revolution by Stealth"

The Brussels Journal
Mon, 2009-11-30 09:47
An analysis by Prof. Anthony Coughlan

With the coming into force of the Lisbon Treaty on Tuesday 1 December, members of the European Parliament, who up to now have been “representatives of the peoples of the States brought together in the Community” (Art.189 TEC), become “representatives of the Union’s citizens” (Art.14 TEU).

This change in the status of MEPs is but one illustration of the constitutional revolution being brought about by the Lisbon Treaty.

For Lisbon, like the EU Constitution before it, establishes for the first time a European Union which is constitutionally separate from and superior to its Member States, just as the USA is separate from and superior to its 50 constituent states or as Federal Germany is in relation to its Länder."

"The 27 EU members thereby lose their character as true sovereign States." ...

"Most Europeans are unaware of these astonishing changes, for two reasons. One is that, with the exception of the Irish, they have been denied any chance of learning about and debating them in national referendums. The other is that the terms “European Union”, “EU citizen” and “EU citizenship” remain the same before and after Lisbon, although Lisbon changes their constitutional content fundamentally.

The Lisbon Treaty therefore is a constitutional revolution by stealth."...

"Three steps to a federal-style Constitution

Lisbon’s constitutional revolution takes place in three interconnected steps:"

  • "Firstly, the Treaty establishes a European Union with legal personality and a fully independent corporate existence in all Union areas for the first time"

  • "Secondly, Lisbon abolishes the European Community which goes back to the Treaty of Rome"...

  • "Thirdly, Lisbon then makes 500 million Europeans into real citizens of the new Federal-style Union which the Treaty establishes"...

"In the post-Lisbon EU the rights and duties attaching to citizenship of the Union will be superior to those attaching to one’s national citizenship in any case of conflict between the two"...

"The EU will be constitutionally superior even though the powers of the new Union come from its Member States"...

Read more: Lisbon’s Constitutional Revolution by Stealth
The Brussels Journal

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The bankruptcy of the United States is now certain

The bankruptcy of the United States is now certain
From Porter Stansberry in the S&A Digest:
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It’s one of those numbers that’s so unbelievable you have to actually think about it for a while… Within the next 12 months, the U.S. Treasury will have to refinance $2 trillion in short-term debt. And that’s not counting any additional deficit spending, which is estimated to be around $1.5 trillion. Put the two numbers together. Then ask yourself, how in the world can the Treasury borrow $3.5 trillion in only one year? That’s an amount equal to nearly 30% of our entire GDP. And we’re the world’s biggest economy.

Where will the money come from?"

"How did we end up with so much short-term debt?

Like most entities that have far too much debt - whether subprime borrowers, GM, Fannie, or GE - the U.S. Treasury has tried to minimize its interest burden by borrowing for short durations and then “rolling over” the loans when they come due. As they say on Wall Street, “a rolling debt collects no moss.”

What they mean is, as long as you can extend the debt, you have no problem. Unfortunately, that leads folks to take on ever greater amounts of debt… at ever shorter durations… at ever lower interest rates.

Sooner or later, the creditors wake up and ask themselves: What are the chances I will ever actually be repaid? And that’s when the trouble starts. Interest rates go up dramatically. Funding costs soar. The party is over. Bankruptcy is next.

When governments go bankrupt it’s called “a default.” Currency speculators figured out how to accurately predict when a country would default.

Two well-known economists - Alan Greenspan and Pablo Guidotti - published the secret formula in a 1999 academic paper. That’s why the formula is called the Greenspan-Guidotti rule. The rule states: To avoid a default, countries should maintain hard currency reserves equal to at least 100% of their short-term foreign debt maturities.

The world’s largest money management firm, PIMCO, explains the rule this way: “The minimum benchmark of reserves equal to at least 100% of short-term external debt is known as the Greenspan-Guidotti rule. Greenspan-Guidotti is perhaps the single concept of reserve adequacy that has the most adherents and empirical support.”"

"The principle behind the rule is simple. If you can’t pay off all of your foreign debts in the next 12 months, you’re a terrible credit risk. Speculators are going to target your bonds and your currency, making it impossible to refinance your debts. A default is assured.

So how does America rank on the Greenspan-Guidotti scale? It’s a guaranteed default. The U.S. holds gold, oil, and foreign currency in reserve. The U.S. has 8,133.5 metric tonnes of gold (it is the world’s largest holder). That’s 16,267,000 pounds. At current dollar values, it’s worth around $300 billion. The U.S. strategic petroleum reserve shows a current total position of 725 million barrels. At current dollar prices, that’s roughly $58 billion worth of oil. And according to the IMF, the U.S. has $136 billion in foreign currency reserves. So altogether… that’s around $500 billion of reserves. Our short-term foreign debts are far bigger.

According to the U.S. Treasury, $2 trillion worth of debt will mature in the next 12 months. So looking only at short-term debt, we know the Treasury will have to finance at least $2 trillion worth of maturing debt in the next 12 months. That might not cause a crisis if we were still funding our national debt internally. But since 1985, we’ve been a net debtor to the world. Today, foreigners own 44% of all our debts, which means we owe foreign creditors at least $880 billion in the next 12 months - an amount far larger than our reserves."

"Keep in mind, this only covers our existing debts. The Office of Management and Budget is predicting a $1.5 trillion budget deficit over the next year. That puts our total funding requirements on the order of $3.5 trillion over the next 12 months.

So… where will the money come from?

Total domestic savings in the U.S. are only around $600 billion annually. Even if we all put every penny of our savings into U.S. Treasury debt, we’re still going to come up nearly $3 trillion short. That’s an annual funding requirement equal to roughly 40% of GDP.

Where is the money going to come from? From our foreign creditors? Not according to Greenspan-Guidotti. And not according to the Indian or the Russian central bank, which have stopped buying Treasury bills and begun to buy enormous amounts of gold. The Indians bought 200 metric tonnes this month. Sources in Russia say the central bank there will double its gold reserves.

So where will the money come from? The printing press. The Federal Reserve has already monetized nearly $2 trillion worth of Treasury debt and mortgage debt. This weakens the value of the dollar and devalues our existing Treasury bonds. Sooner or later, our creditors will face a stark choice: Hold our bonds and continue to see the value diminish slowly, or try to escape to gold and see the value of their U.S. bonds plummet."

One thing they’re not going to do is buy more of our debt. Which central banks will abandon the dollar next? Brazil, Korea, and Chile. These are the three largest central banks that own the least amount of gold. None own even 1% of their total reserves in gold.

I examined these issues in much greater detail in the most recent issue of my newsletter, Porter Stansberry’s Investment Advisory, which we published last Friday. Coincidentally, the New York Times repeated our warnings - nearly word for word - in its paper today. (They didn’t mention Greenspan-Guidotti, however… It’s a real secret of international speculators.)

Crux Note: The S&A Digest comes free with a subscription to Porter Stansberry’s Investment Advisory. Porter says his latest issue is the most important he’s ever written. If you don’t act right now to protect yourself from the dollar, he thinks the odds are very high you’ll be wiped out over the next 12 months. To learn more, click here.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

New EU president confirms New World Order desire

New EU president confirms New World Order desire (19Nov09)
Posted on November 22nd, 2009 by David-Crockett
The Betrayal

Politics: Guess what? The new EU boss wants our taxes:
THE NEW EU PRESIDENT wants everyone in Europe to pay taxes directly to Brussels in a massive power grab. Read on

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

EU Wasting No Time, Will Choose Top Men Within 5 Days.

Is the prophesied first beast of revelation emerging from its matrix?

EU Summit to Choose President; Van Rompuy Is Favorite…(Update2)
By Johan Carlstrom and Jonathan Stearns NEWS
Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) --

The European Union will hold a summit on Nov. 19 to choose its first president and foreign minister, with Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy and ex- Italian leader Massimo D’Alema tipped as possible candidates.

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, said he had called the meeting of the bloc’s 27 leaders in Brussels to fill the posts. He declined to name any possible candidates.

“There are many names for both the positions,” Reinfeldt told reporters today at a Brussels press conference.

Passage last week of the EU’s governing treaty shifted debate over who would fill the posts into high gear, with Van Rompuy emerging as a compromise candidate for president after former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair’s chances faded, partly due to his support for George W. Bush’s Iraq war in 2003.

Reinfeldt said he completed a first round of talks with EU leaders today and is seeking to reduce the field of candidates.

“My intention is to put forward one candidate per job,” Reinfeldt said. “When you actually speak to all 26 colleagues you get more names than we have jobs to offer. And that shows that we will need more consultations.”

He said the EU president will come from a “narrow” category of current or former prime ministers.

“Van Rompuy is the only person now seen with any credibility as EU president,” Shada Islam, an analyst at the Brussels-based European Policy Centre, said in a phone interview. “D’Alema is the foreign ministry frontrunner.”

EU’s Global Profile

Van Rompuy, 62, is joined by Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, 53, and Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, 54, who are also contenders in the behind-the-scenes campaign for the EU presidency, intended to heighten the bloc’s global profile.

The EU president, with a 2 1/2 year-term renewable once, is also supposed to “drive forward” the work of EU summits and “facilitate cohesion and consensus,” according to the bloc’s new treaty.

D’Alema, 60, who has served as Italy’s prime and foreign minister, emerged as a lead contender to become chief EU diplomat after Prime Minister Gordon Brown said yesterday that U.K. Foreign Secretary David Miliband, 44, who had been seen as a frontrunner, “was never a candidate for the job.”

Another possible candidate is Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, 60.

Paddy Power Plc, Ireland’s biggest bookmaker, made Van Rompuy the 1-2 favorite for the presidency, ahead of Blair at 11-2 and Balkenende and Juncker, each at 7-1. A week ago, Balkenende was the 9-4 favorite. D’Alema is frontrunner at 7-4 to become foreign-policy chief, ahead of Miliband at 5-1 and Bildt at 6-1.

Analysts say the future EU president will face an immediate challenge in establishing clout.
“The EU president’s role hasn’t really been defined clearly,” said Islam. “So leaders can choose between a high and low profile person. But if the EU is to polish its global profile after years of institutional stagnation it’ll need a very articulate and active foreign minister.”

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... most decisions on top EU jobs were made under rules that allowed any nation to block an appointment, but that right disappears under the Lisbon Treaty. ...

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Angela Merkel re-engages Germany as active player in European Union

Roger Boyes: Commentary
Times Online

...Germany is about to re-engage with Europe. Having turned inwards for the best part of a decade, Germany is ready again to become an active, even assertive, player in the European Union...

...Mr Kohl — notably absent from the Wall ceremonies yesterday — always argued that, German unity and deeper European integration were two sides of the same coin. If Germany was to grow bigger, then, it had to reassure its neighbours — and not just a sceptical Baroness Thatcher — that it was embedded in the European Union.

...So Chancellor Merkel feels that the time has come to turn Germany outwards again.

...she wants a big German input into the euro-zone over the coming years of delicate economic recovery. Because this is exactly what her mentor Mr Kohl would have done.

All the signs are that this will only be the beginning.

Read entire post: Angela Merkel re-engages Germany as active player in European Union

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Is The Prophesied Political Beast Born?

Leviathan Is Born: The Annexation of Europe by Brussels
By Paul Belien
Created 2009-11-05 09:00

November 3rd 2009, at 3 pm local time, the Czech Republic ceased to exist as a sovereign state when Vaclav Klaus, its president, put his signature under the Treaty of Lisbon. The Czech Republic was the last of the 27 member states of the European Union to ratify the treaty which turns the EU into a genuine state to which it members states are subservient...

Now, with Mr. Klaus’s signature, the game has drawn to its close and a treaty, so despised by the people that it was never put to them, has turned 500 million Europeans into citizens of a genuine supranational European State which is empowered to act as a State vis-à-vis other States and its own citizens. The EU will have its own President, Foreign Minister, diplomatic corps and Public Prosecutor.

Henceforward, the only remaining sovereign power of any significance in Europe is Russia. Apart from Switzerland, Norway and Iceland, the EU leviathan has a grip on every other nation, whose national parliaments are, in accordance with the Lisbon Treaty, obliged to “contribute actively to the good functioning of the Union,” i.e. further primarily the interests of the new Union, rather than those of their own people...

The new European superstate, however, is not a democracy. It has an elected parliament, but the European Parliament has no legislative powers, nor does it control the EU’s executive bodies. The latter, who also have legislative power overriding national legislation, are made up of “commissioners.” These are appointed by the governments of the member states (although no longer with one commissioner per member state, as was the case so far, but with a total number capped at two-thirds of the number of member states). The EU is basically a cartel, consisting of the 27 governments of the member states, who have concluded that it is easier to pass laws in the secret EU meetings with their colleagues than through their own national parliaments in the glare of public criticism...

The formal decision about who will become President and High Commissioner will be taken in late November. As the wheeling and dealing – all of it behind closed doors so that the people will not know – continues...

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The Church of God has been proclaiming these for over 50 years:

“No all-out full-scale war is prophesied between Russia and the United States. The famous prophecy of Ezek. 38 and 39 foretells a Russian invasion of Palestine, much later, not against the North American continent.” —The Plain Truth, August 1950, p. 2

“…the world will be dumbfounded to see Germany emerge suddenly in a power never equalled by Hitler—by a union of ten nations in Europe, probably including some at present puppets of Russia—in a gigantic United States of Europe. This definitely is prophesied!” —The Plain Truth, August 1950, p. 4

“Russia may give East Germany back to the Germans and will be forced to relinquish her control over Hungary, Czechoslovakia and parts of Austria to complete the ten nation union. Europe will have a free hand to destroy America and Britain as prophesied.” —The Good News, April 1952, p. 16

As Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong wrote in the August 1950 issue of The Plain Truth, “Bible prophecies reveal the general course of world events” (p. 2). Certain details will only become fully clear when the prophesied times are immediately upon us. However, Scripture makes plain the overall sequence of end-time prophetic events, which is unlike what most self-styled “prophets”—or even the world’s best prognosticators—propose based on their limited human understanding of world events.

More than 50 years ago, during a time when most religious and political leaders only saw the potential for conflict between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, this Work recognized that Bible prophecy put the end-time focus on ”Assyria”—Germany, not Russia—as the aggressor that would ultimately put an end to the dominance of the American and British-descended nations (see Psalm 83:8; Isaiah 10–11).

Truly, those who are watching world events unfold today realize that Scripture’s “big picture” panorama of the end-time prophetic sequence remains sound, as explained more than 50 years ago through the ministry of Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong, which we in this magazine are continuing.

—William Bowmer
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sodom Rises Again

By Douglas S. Winnail

Today, “progressive” people are promoting the very lifestyles that brought divine destruction on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah! The Bible predicted that this would occur—and explained where it will lead—in prophecies that are coming alive today!
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The commercial was ending as I returned with my snack into the living room. The website address and the catch phrase remained on the screen like a stain on the carpet. “Life is short. Have an affair,” read the website’s catch phrase. My shock was entangled with confusion and disbelief. Was this a crude joke? Did I just see an advertisement promoting an extra-martial affair? Has the concept of “Whatever happens here stays here” overtaken every aspect of life? ...Read more »

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Debt Death Spiral

October 24, 2009
By Steve McCann
American Thinker


America's economy faces a miserable future, according to an important government report.

The media collectively have yawned, and official Washington has barely blinked. The Government Accountability Office recently issued its report to the Congress on the long-term fiscal outlook for the United States.

It is a bleak picture. The report opens:

  • Weakness in the economy and financial markets -- and the government's response to them -- have contributed to near-term increases in federal deficits, which reached record level in fiscal year 2009. While a lot of attention has been given to the recent fiscal deterioration, the federal government faces even larger fiscal challenges that will persist long after the return of financial stability and economic growth.


  • ...the federal government is on an unsustainable fiscal path.

Unfortunately few in Congress will ever read this memorandum, as their interest lies in a) getting their ideology and agenda passed; and b) letting others worry about tomorrow...

Nothing lays out the future better than this GAO report. The alarm has been sounded. Those in the Congress who will not pay heed must be replaced. Do not leave a shell of a once magnificent country to your children and grandchildren.

Read entire article: The Debt Death Sprial

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Who or What Is—The Antichrist?

Can you prove, from the Bible, who or what the prophesied Antichrist really is?

This is not some esoteric topic. Your correct understanding may affect whether or not you will be able to fulfill the role that God has planned for you in His kingdom!

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

The USA Debt Quagmire

The U.S. National Debt as of Saturday, 17 October 2009 at 10:31:15 PMis:



Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Prophecy for America: The Pride of Your Power Will Be Broken

Broken pride
By Davy Crockett
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sadness does not fully convey the emotion I have experienced in recent days. As a patriotic citizen of the United States of America, one who has experienced the blessings showered upon this nation, I have seen the blessings our citizens have received since the founding of this country, seemingly evaporating before my eyes.

We see war upon the heels of war; economic disaster, as the fruits of greed and avarice come to maturity. And the sufferings multiply. Yet, the response of our national government, along with state, county and city governments is remarkably inadequate, often simplistic, misdirected and wastefully ineffective.

Unemployment soars! Production and sales plummet! Well-established businesses – large and small – close. Uncertainty and panic have gripped many in our country. People looking for the silver lining find it tarnished and devalued. With it, the confidence of a nation is shattered.

Looking to our congressional leaders has proved fruitless, as the legislative process has degenerated into petty bickering and infantile rants along party lines.

So, what is a person to do, here or in some other country, while watching all of this play out on the world stage? We can sink into depression and despair, or we can go to the only real source of hope and encouragement for consolation, comfort and confidence. What is that source? The Bible! Now, some will deride this notion. Others will just continue to be bewildered and befuddled about the great issues of our time.

We should not be taken by surprise by these disheartening developments. Anciently, God told His people that if they obeyed His Commandments that He would give them incredible physical blessings. But, in an ominous warning, He also said this in Leviticus 26:14-17: “But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.”

And then He said, “I will break the pride of your power…” (v.19). It is a dull person, one who is particularly unaware of what is happening in the world today, that cannot see that this prophecy is now coming to pass with pinpoint accuracy in the United States of America and to a large extent in the other English-speaking nations.

Our economic, military and moral presence as the only real superpower in the world has been diminished dramatically in recent years and the decline is rapidly accelerating. Our enemies on the world scene openly ridicule us with impunity.

What, then, can a person do on an individual level in this sad state of affairs?

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Superpower No More: Obama Flagellates America

Should Christians Observe The Day of Atonement?

By Roderick C. Meredith

The Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur in the Hebrew language, was just observed on Monday, September 20, 1999 (28 September this year, 2009). It was kept as a day of fasting in which Jews all over the world abstained totally from food and water for a full 24 hours. It is a day when believers humble themselves before God.

But did you know that thousands of Christians all over the world also observed the Day of Atonement? Why would they do that?

The answer is simple. They are following the scriptural example of the New Testament Church. The church of the Apostles continued to observe the annual holy days established by God in the Old Testament, including the Day of Atonement.

In the first century after the death, burial, and resurrection of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, the Bible records the beginning of the Christian Church on another Holy Day, the Day of Pentecost. The Apostle Peter spoke to the assembled Jews on that day. As a result of his preaching, 3,000 people were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and the New Testament church began under the leadership of the Apostles.

Should Christians in this day and age keep the Day of Atonement? Yes, they should!

Jesus and the Apostles continued to observe the holy days instituted by God. On the night before His crucifixion, Jesus observed the Passover with his Apostles and instituted the New Testament Passover symbols which Christians understand to be symbolic of Christ, the true Passover Lamb. Jesus also observed the fall holy day season, including the Feast of Tabernacles (See John the 7th chapter).

In fact, the New Testament church began on an annual Sabbath – Pentecost. Read the second chapter of the book of Acts in your Bible. The Day of Atonement is referred to in Acts 27:9 as the Fast, because the Day was observed by fasting to humble oneself before God.

Let’s understand! The key question Christians need to ask themselves is simply: "Am I following the example of Jesus Christ and the Apostles?" They set us an example of true Christianity — and that way of life is recorded in your Bible. The very foundation of true Christianity is defined in Ephesians 2:19-20. Notice, "Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone."

Yes, true Christians continue to follow the example of Christ and the Apostles, even as we approach the 21st century.

On the Day of Atonement, Christians humble themselves before God remembering the awesome sacrifice of the Lamb of God, the Messiah, Jesus Christ, whose blood atoned for our sins. The Hebrew word for Atonement, "kapar," literally means "to cover over." Our death penalty has been paid for us, and our sins have been buried, or "covered over."

The Day of Atonement also looks forward to the time when the whole world will have the same opportunity for forgiveness and reconciliation. That future time, tomorrow’s world, will usher in the rulership of the King of Kings, Jesus of Nazareth — a time when all peoples and nations will submit to the Kingdom of God on earth. The Day of Atonement also signifies the time when the god of this world, Satan the devil (Ephesians 2:2) will be expelled and restrained for a thousand years. It is a supremely important and meaningful day to Christians.

Everyone needs forgiveness, because everyone has sinned. We urge you to deeply examine your life. Jesus and the apostles commanded everyone to repent and believe the Gospel. One major emphasis of the true gospel is that our forgiveness is made possible through the sacrifice of Christ and His shed blood.

On the Day of Atonement, we deeply consider all that this day pictures in regard to our own personal lives now, as well as in tomorrow’s world when peace will be establish and men will be AT-ONE with God. In 1999, true Christians around the world observed that day.

Isn’t it time that you examined more closely the apostolic Christianity outlined in your Bible?

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Ancient coins confirm the story of Joseph in Egypt

Ancient coins confirm the story of Joseph in Egypt
September 25, 2009
By Ted Belman

I was under the impression that the biblical story of Joseph in Egypt was not accepted as historical. As a case in point I came across Is the story of Joseph in the Bible a true story?

  • The events narrated in the Joseph Story, Genesis 37-50, have long been a favorite topic of investigation for both Biblical scholars and those Egyptologists with an interest in the Old Testament.[1] No reference to Joseph has turned up in Egyptian sources, but given the relative paucity of information about Egyptian officials before the New Kingdom and the lack of consensus regarding Joseph’s Egyptian name, this should not surprise us.
I think the same applies to the story of the Exodus. Perhaps some of Israpundit readers can supply references that are more definitive.

What brings me to comment on this controversy is this MEMRI article ‘Al-Ahram’ Reports: Coins from Era of Biblical Joseph Found in Egypt

  • “The researchers discovered the coins when they sifted through thousands of small archeological artifacts stored in [the vaults of] the Museum of Egypt. [Initially] they took them for charms, but a thorough examination revealed that the coins bore the year in which they were minted and their value, or effigies of the pharaohs [who ruled] at the time of their minting. Some of the coins are from the time when Joseph lived in Egypt, and bear his name and portrait.

  • [..] “The researcher identified coins from many different periods, including coins that bore special markings identifying them as being from the era of Joseph. Among these, there was one coin that had an inscription on it, and an image of a cow symbolizing Pharaoh’s dream about the seven fat cows and seven lean cows, and the seven green stalks of grain and seven dry stalks of grain. It was found that the inscriptions of this early period were usually simple, since writing was still in its early stages, and consequently there was difficulty in deciphering the writing on these coins. But the research team [managed to] translate [the writing on the coin] by comparing it to the earliest known hieroglyphic texts…

  • “Joseph’s name appears twice on this coin, written in hieroglyphs: once the original name, Joseph, and once his Egyptian name, Saba Sabani, which was given to him by Pharaoh when he became treasurer. There is also an image of Joseph, who was part of the Egyptian administration at the time.

I guess that ends the controversy.
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Business U.S. economic recovery 'can't work'

US economic recovery 'can't work': Peter Schiff
By Paul Vieira in Ottawa, Financial PostSeptember 18, 2009

Peter Schiff, the president and chief global strategist for Euro Capital Management, is a star of sorts on YouTube, especially among the contrarians and gold bugs.

One popular video clip, entitled Peter Schiff Was Right (2nd edition), includes an August 2006 appearance on CNBC, in which Mr. Schiff’s dire economic outlook was ridiculed by Art Laffer, a key economic advisor to former U.S. president Ronald Reagan.

“The U.S. economy has never been in better shape,” said an incredulous Mr. Laffer, in response to Mr. Schiff’s prediction that Americans’ home equity was destined to evaporate, the U.S. consumer was set to embark on a long hibernation and a deep, long recession was near.

“I think Peter is totally off base. I don’t know where he’s getting his stuff,” Mr. Laffer told the CNBC host.

It is now clear Mr. Schiff saw what others ignored.

... Mr. Schiff is among those who believe the worst is yet to come for the U.S. economy. This bleak group argues that all the U.S. policymakers have done with the trillions in stimulus -- through the expansion of the Fed’s balance sheet to spending on construction projects and schemes like cash-for-clunkers -- is delay the day of reckoning by a year or two.

...Mr. Schiff ...says policymakers are attempting to maintain the status quo, whereas what’s needed is a recession that separates the weak from the strong, and forces households to scale back their debt-induced lifestyles.

“What’s the new lease on life? Flood the world with cash,” Mr. Schiff says. “And the result once all this money is spent? We are in a deeper hole than we were before.”...

This massive amount of debt is destined to become the albatross around America’s neck, naysayers warn. What appears to be a recovery in the making is nothing more than a temporary replenishment of inventories after they were drawn down drastically following the events of a year ago.
The Fed has played down the risk of inflation. Others say this is nonsense, given the amount of liquidity policymakers have made available that is bound to chase goods.

“The Fed succeeded in the process of stopping price deflation. But the side effect is to unleash inflation that will be very difficult for it to stop,” says Eric Janszen, founder and president of iTulip Inc., an economic forecaster and consultancy...

“Everyone is trying to recreate the past, but it won’t work,” Mr. Janszen warns. “All these efforts to maintain the status quo will lead to worse crises. We are going to have to take a hit to our standard of living for a period of time. That epiphany will occur.”

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Major International document announces :US Treasuries to DEFAULT

By DefendUSx
From Blogger Intel:
Posted on September 17th, 2009 by David-Crockett
The Betrayal


The emergency crests to a new height: US Treasuries (the so called “safety haven” for retirees and investors) will be defaulting!!

This is because we tried to fix our debt problems by CREATING MORE DEBT (or better yet, selling out to the New World Order Globalist Bankers).

...The US is hiding financial insolvency (...) and we are going to get wash after wash of crisis, until we cannot even honor the treasury bills (this has already happened .. China just vacated)!!

This is serious, many people will lose every last cent, well, the idea is being floated to pay 10 cents on the dollar!! Please read the article and circulate it far and wide.

...God help and bless America.

If you believe in drinking- have a couple hard shots before you read the article- we are in serious and deep trouble…..we need to defend our borders and tell the debtors to get screwed while we rebuild WITHOUT DEBT.

Complete article (Alerte Crise Systémique Globale - Eté 2009 : Cessation de paiement du gouvernement américain )

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Christians Should Observe the Feast of Trumpets

Pastor: Christians should mark Feast of Trumpets
Posted: September 10, 2009
8:33 pm Eastern
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Jesus, apostles observed Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur

While some evangelical leaders and politicians are urging Christians to commemorate the Islamic holiday of Ramadan, one pastor is calling on believers to join with Jews around the world next Friday in observing Rosh Hoshana – or the Feast of Trumpets.

Mark Biltz, who specializes in teaching the Hebrew roots of Christianity, says the biblical feasts in the fall and spring calendar are not just, as commonly believed, "Jewish holidays."

"These are not Jewish holidays, they are the Lord's holidays," explains Biltz, who has recorded teaching videos, "The Feasts of the Lord," for WND...

"The Feasts of the Lord" have special meaning and significance for all believers in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, says Biltz. They were commemorated by Jesus and His apostlesand continued to be observed by Jesus' followers in the first century even after His death and Resurrection. They also have special meaning with respect to the life, death, resurrection and return of Jesus, he points out.

There's still time to learn these important lessons before the fall feasts are past.

Rosh Hashana begins Friday night, Sept. 18 this year. It is followed by Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, Sept. 27.

"I believe these DVDs can profoundly increase the faith of followers of Jesus, giving them a new appreciation of who He is, why He came and what He expects of us," says Joseph Farah, founder and editor of WND and the producer of the video series. "I think most people who view these teachings by Pastor Mark Biltz will be stunned by what they learn about the meaning of these feasts in our lives."

For instance, is it true the Bible says we cannot know the day or the hour of Jesus' return?

On the contrary, says "The Feasts of the Lord," the Bible is quite specific about the day of His return –...

Would you like to know the specific day of the Lord's return?

Read the rest of the article: Pastor: 'These are not Jewish holidays, they are the Lord's holidays'

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Learn significance for followers of Yeshua in 'Feasts of the Lord' video--WND

Thursday, September 10, 2009

'Gay' man sues Bible publisher for 'mental anguish'

$10 million sought for 'negative connotation' toward homosexuals
Posted: September 09, 20098:55 pm Eastern© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Bradley Fowler (

A homosexual man is suing a third national Bible publisher for "mental anguish" after he says the company published Bibles with a negative connotation toward homosexuals.

Bradley LaShawn Fowler of Canton, Mich., alleges William Tyndale Publishing manipulated Scripture when it published Tyndale’s New Living Translation Holy Bible and the New Life Application Study Bible by using the term "homosexuals" in a New Testament passage, 1 Corinthians 6:9.

"One Bible dictates homosexuals will not inherit the Kingdom of God, while the other is completely void on the issue altogether," Fowler wrote in a statement on his blog.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Wages of Sin!

When a nation rejects God’s way, tragedy follows. Your nation may be suffering the effects of grave national sins, but Jesus Christ offers a way of escape for you personally, if you will strive to obey Him.
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Monday, September 7, 2009

Our Punk President and His Gangster Government

by Tom Blumer:

I’ve caught some heat since Election Night when I made my first reference to the person whom I expected would turn out to be our first Punk President.

...concern that the most powerful elected office in the world was about to be occupied by, at the very minimum, a “a young, inexperienced person” who lacks major elements of maturity one would expect in someone about to take on such a serious responsibility...

Evidence abounded during the campaign that trouble was brewing. There was the “subtle” bird-flipping of opponents — twice. There were allusions to inflicting violence on rivals. There was gaffe after gaffe after gaffe, dutifully minimized by the lapdog media establishment. There were false narratives, ranging from self-aggrandizement to whitewashing family history to (despite a big set of ears and his thin-skinned sensitivity about them) completely implausible denials about having heard objectively racist, America-hating rhetoric from a pastor of almost 20 years. The tissue-thin resume, in combination with even a small sample of the items just described, should have been enough to disturb any objective observer concerned that we were about to elect the lightest of lightweights. And we did.

Obama’s ignorance and inexperience have been quite evident since Inauguration Day — in fact, even on Inauguration Day...

...with this administration and its leader, the dictionary’s alternative definition of “punk” (”a young ruffian; hoodlum”) has been operative for quite a while.

Michael Barone, who may have been the first to describe the Obama administration as a “Gangster Government,” recognized it early on. In May, after seeing what the Obama administration was in the midst of doing to Chrysler’s first-lien, secured creditors, Barone wrote the following:

  • ….. We have just seen an episode of Gangster Government. It is likely to be part of a continuing series.

Sadly, that is exactly what has followed. Obama’s car czars also ran roughshod over the contractual rights in bankruptcy of GM’s unsecured bondholders to the direct benefit of the United Auto Workers Union’s VEBA. More recently, the administration-favored health care bill as voted out of committee by the House has a $10 billion (at least) promise to shore up the benefit plans of predominantly unionized employers.

Elsewhere, the Obama administration is funding oil drilling off the coast of Brazil while doing everything it can to stifle domestic exploration and drilling. It browbeats corporate executives for taking bonuses it and Congress previously allowed, while bonuses to government employees proceed merrily along. It seemingly treats anyone who would disturb its budding empire as an enemy and not merely an opponent. Its closely-tied affiliate Organizing For America sends thugs and astroturfers to town hall meetings to crowd out others, intimidate dissenters, and worse.

It’s clear that our Punk President and his gangster government are bent on deciding, on their own and in as many areas as possible, who gets rewarded and who gets punished.

Whatever you want to call it, this behavior is not characteristic of a representative government.

What is required to combat this group of thugs is an army of Eliot Nesses. Though that army may be forming in the nascent Tea Party movement, it will have to be about a lot more than periodic demonstrations.

Gangsters play for keeps.

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Predicting Worse Ahead From The US Economic Crisis

By Stephen Lendman
Jeff Rense Program


...The (US) economy has reached its debt limit and is entering its insolvency phase. We are not in a cycle but (at) the end of an era. The old world of debt pyramiding to a fraudulent degree cannot be restored," only delayed to postpone a painful day of reckoning...

The July 31, 2009 national income accounts "confirmed that the US economy is in its worst economic contraction since the first downleg of the Great Depression, which was a double-dip" one like today's.

Intermittent upturns are common, like from spiked auto sales from the cash-for-clunkers program that borrowed future purchases for today's. "Yet, this downturn will continue to deteriorate, proving to be extremely protracted, extremely deep and particularly nonresponsive to traditional stimuli."

The economy suffers from deep structural problems related to household income. Consumers are over-indebted, can't borrow, and Washington's policies aren't helping them. Continued economic decline will follow...

Read more: Predicting Worse Ahead From The US Economic Crisis

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Friday, September 4, 2009

The "President in the Plastic Bubble" ?

The Not Ready for Prime Time President
By Bruce Walker
American Thinker

President Obama seemingly has no clue about what he is doing, and, increasingly, it shows.

Bill Clinton was a masterful campaigner... Ronald Reagan... could give "The Speech" a thousand times and each time it was electrifying. The word "charisma" entered our popular political language to describe John Kennedy,. . Franklin Roosevelt had the same gift for making people feeling comfortable and winning elections.

But there is a huge difference between Obama, on the one hand, those other presidents on the other hand - and the difference transcends ideology. FDR, Clinton, and Obama had the same Leftist agenda. JFK was what today would be called a moderate, and the Gipper, of course, was overtly conservative. But JFK, FDR, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton had the ability to govern once they had won their elections.

FDR, by the time he became president, he had served as... Franklin Roosevelt understood governance.

John Kennedy had been a war hero...,

Ronald Reagan,... served eight years as Governor of California and...

Even Bill Clinton had been a congressional candidate, then attorney general of Arkansas, then for many years governor of Arkansas before he ran for president. Clinton served a term as Chair of the National Governors Association. He was a leading member of the Democratic Leadership Council, a group considered, wrongly, to be moderate but which was influential.

Obama, while possessing many of the campaigning gifts of these presidents, has shown no ability to govern at all. This is a very dangerous situation for our nation. Our leader is a man whose ignorance, in many areas of history and policy, is simply appalling. He is rather like the "President in the Plastic Bubble." Obama's entire life has been insulated from any sense of reality of the nation he governs. More

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