Wednesday, April 22, 2020
SALVATION-GODS FREE GIFT TO YOU-IF YOU ASK HIM INTO YOUR HEART
THANK YOU LORD JESUS. THAT YOU LOVED ME, AND GAVE YOURSELF FOR ME. WHAT LOVE, AND TODAY I RESPOND, I WANT YOU AS MY OWN PERSONAL SAVIOR. AND YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD PUT INTO A SPECIAL BODY BY YOUR FATHER, WAS SHED FOR ME, TO CLEANSE ME, TO WASH ME, TO SAVE ME. I ACCEPT IT NOW, COME INTO MY HEART PRECIOUS SAVIOR. I PRAY THIS IN YOUR HOLY NAME KING JESUS. AMEN AND AMEN.
Saturday, February 01, 2020
AMERICAN 2016 ELECTION RESULTS-MUSLIM SCAMS AND MY HITS AND LAST 3 MONTH STORIES.
I JUST FINISHED PHONING JACK VAN IMPE MINISTRIES. AND REGINA ONE OF THE WORKERS AT JACK VAN IMPE MINISTRIES. CONFIRMED WITH ANOTHER WORKER. AND REGINA TOLD ME. YES ITS TRUE. JACK VAN IMPE IS GOING OFF THE AIR DUE TO HIS HEALTH JUNE 1,17. BUT JACK WILL STILL BE ON THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA EVERY DAY. SO JACK IS NOT RETIRING-HE IS JUST GOING OFF THE AIR DUE TO HIS HEALTH. BUT HIS MINISTRY WILL BE GOING ON FULL TIME. WINNING SOULS TO JESUS THREW YOUTUBE AND SOCIAL MEDIA.
LATEST MUSLIM FRAUD PHONE SCAMMER SCAMS
HILTON HOTEL SCAM-FREE ROOM
UNITED AIRLINES SCAM-OFFERING 999.00 OFF A TRIP.
GOD ANSWERS MY PRAYER-70 ARRESTED IN INDIA OVER CANADA PHONE SCAM
2016 ALL U.S.A ELECTION RESULTS-HAPPENINGS
SEPT 23,2017-COULD IT BE AN ISRAEL BIG TIME EVENT.
ITS INTERESTING-BELIEVE OR NOT-ITS YOUR CHOICE.
END OF THE WORLD PASTOR PAUL BEGLEY SETS A DATE FOR THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH. HE SAYS IT WILL BE SEPTEMBER 23,2017. AND IF WERE STILL HERE AFTER THAT. HE SAYS GOD TOLD HIM. STILL BELIEVE THE BIBLE. BECAUSE SATAN WILL BE OUT TO GET THE BIBLE. AFTER BEGLEY SETS THE FALSE DATE. AND IT DOES NOT COME TO PASS. BEGLEY IS USING GOD AS HIS ESCAPE ROUTE WHEN HIS RAPTURE DATE SET IS WRONG AGAIN LIKE ALL THE REST OF THE FALSE DATE SETTERS.DATE SET BY BEG TUE APR 25,17. BEGLEY ON APR 26,17 ADMITTED ON AIR HE GOT THIS FROM ONE OF HIS CONSPIRACY THEORISTS IN A LETTER AND QUICKLY RAN WITH IT.LIKE HE USUALLY DOES. I KNEW RIGHT AWAY THAT ITS ONE OF HIS END OF THE WORLDERS THAT SENT IT TO HIM. BECAUSE THATS ALL THIS CROWD DOES. IS DATE SET AND DREAM UP EVERY CONSPIRACY GOING. TO FIT THEIR MIND IMAGINATIONS. AND THEN CLAIM ITS BIBLE.
THIS SEPT 23,17 DATE SETTING IS AN OCCULT ASTROLOGY SATAN HOAX TO DECIEVE PEOPLE. THE REV 12 THEY USE. IS TALKING ABOUT ISRAEL-NOT THE CHURCH. SO THE RAPTURE SURE WILL NOT HAPPEN ON THAT DATE. THIS CULT ALSO CLAIM ITS A ONE IN 7,000 YEAR EVENT. LIES-THIS OCCULT ALIGNMENT HAPPENS ON AVERAGE EVERY 11 YEARS IN THE HEAVENS. THIS REV 12 CULT END OF THE WORLD RAPTURE HOAX. DATE SET THEORY IS JUST ANOTHER WAY SATAN DECIEVES THE CHURCH WITH SUPPOSID OCCULT ASTROLOGY SIGNS MIXED WITH MENS DREAMT UP IMAGINATION DELUTION. AND THEN THEY DATE SET IT AS THE RAPTURE OR END OF THE WORLD DATE SET. THIS REVELATION 12 CULT SEPT 23,17. IS JUST ANOTHER DATE SET TO KILL TRUE PROPHECY BY SATAN. BY DELUDING CHRISTIANS TO BELIEVE FALSE LYING SIGNS AND WONDERS IN THE HEAVENS. AND THEN TO TOP IT OFF. SET THE DATE AS THE RAPTURE OR END OF THE WORLD.
THANKS FOR ALL WHO CAME TO MY SITE TO LEARN PROPHECY FOR THE LAST 12 YEARS THIS NOVEMBER 2017.
JUNE-JULY-AUGUST 2017 ALL STORY LINKS
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
THE DOW WAS UP 14 POINTS MONDAY-YESTERDAY.
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.(IN 1 HR THE STOCK MARKETS WORLDWIDE WILL CRASH)
17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed:(CONFISCATED) their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
16 And he(THE FALSE POPE WHO DEFECTED FROM THE CHRISTIAN FAITH) causeth all,(IN THE WORLD ) both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:(MICROCHIP IMPLANT)
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark,(MICROCHIP IMPLANT) or the name of the beast,(WORLD DICTATORS NAME INGRAVED ON YOUR SKIN OR TATTOOED ON YOU OR IN THE MICROCHIP IMPLANT) or the number of his name.(THE NUMBERS OF HIS NAME INGRAVED IN THE MICROCHIP IMLPLANT)-(ALL THESE WILL TELL THE WORLD DICTATOR THAT YOUR WITH HIM AND AGAINST KING JESUS-GOD)
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:(WORLD LEADER) for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.(6-6-6) A NUMBER SYSTEM (6006006)OR(60020202006)(SOME KIND OF NUMBER IMPLANTED IN THE MICROCHIP THAT TELLS THE WORLD DICTATOR AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER THAT YOU GIVE YOUR TOTAL ALLIGIENCE TO HIM AND NOT JESUS)(ITS AN ETERNAL DECISION YOU MAKE)(YOU CHOOSE YOUR OWN DESTINY)(YOU TAKE THE DICTATORS NAME OR NUMBER UNDER YOUR SKIN,YOUR DOOMED TO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND TORMENTS FOREVER,NEVER ENDING MEANT ONLY FOR SATAN AND HIS ANGELS,NOT HUMAN BEINGS).OR YOU REFUSE THE MICROCHIP IMPLANT AND GO ON THE SIDE OF KING JESUS AND RULE FOREVER WITH HIM ON EARTH.YOU CHOOSE,ITS YOUR DECISION.
1 KINGS 10:13-14
13 And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants.
14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold,
16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.(A DAYS WAGES FOR A LOAF OF BREAD)
DOCTOR DOCTORIAN FROM ANGEL OF GOD
then the angel said, Financial crisis will come to Asia. I will shake the world.
BANK RELATED INFORMATION
DOW MARKET TUESDAY-JUNE 27,2017
04:00PM-98.89- 21310.66 - S&P -19.69 2419.38 - NASDAQ -100.53 6146.62
HIGH +26 LOW -100
TSX -34.80 15,281.22 - GOLD $+-05.29 $1,249.52 - OIL $+0.90 $44.27
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.(POSSIBLE QUAKE BRINGS ISRAEL BACK TO LIFE-SO NOISE AND SHAKING-QUAKES WILL ALSO DESTROY ISRAELS ENEMIES)
11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:(ETHNIC GROUP AGAINST ETHNIC GROUP) and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places,(DIFFERNT PLACES AT THE SAME TIME) and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ U.S.22 of 22 earthquakes in map area.
4.6-53km NW of Poman, Argentina-2017-06-28 00:44:40 (UTC)-151.7 km
4.2-73km SSW of Unalaska, Alaska-2017-06-27 23:45:27 (UTC)-43.2 km
3.2-66km WNW of Skagway, Alaska-2017-06-27 19:47:14 (UTC)-2.4 km
2.9-20km NW of Truckee, California-2017-06-27 16:17:39 (UTC)--1.5 km
2.7-5km N of Stroud, Oklahoma-2017-06-27 14:57:53 (UTC)-3.1 km
4.9-93km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia-2017-06-27 14:55:29 (UTC)-74.4 km
4.0-100km ENE of Iquique, Chile-2017-06-27 13:38:44 (UTC)-85.7 km
2.5-68km SSW of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska-2017-06-27 13:30:12 (UTC)-117.3 km
2.8-10km NNE of Ocotillo Wells, CA-2017-06-27 12:47:13 (UTC)-9.7 km
2.6-20km NW of Truckee, California-2017-06-27 12:43:43 (UTC)--1.6 km
3.2-20km NW of Truckee, California-2017-06-27 12:14:11 (UTC)--1.5 km
3.0-20km NW of Truckee, California-2017-06-27 10:35:47 (UTC)--1.3 km
2.5-6km ESE of Leilani Estates, Hawaii-2017-06-27 09:27:02 (UTC)-0.0 km
3.0-20km NW of Truckee, California-2017-06-27 09:16:28 (UTC)--1.1 km
3.9-20km NW of Truckee, California-2017-06-27 09:09:21 (UTC)--1.2 km
2.9-21km NW of Truckee, California-2017-06-27 09:04:48 (UTC)--1.3 km
3.7-20km NW of Truckee, California-2017-06-27 09:02:02 (UTC)--1.6 km
3.3-20km N of Perry, Oklahoma-2017-06-27 06:07:54 (UTC)-1.3 km
2.5-29km WSW of Chester, California-2017-06-27 04:32:45 (UTC)-3.3 km
4.3-11km WNW of Lixourion, Greece-2017-06-27 03:51:14 (UTC)-10.0 km
3.1-59km SSW of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska-2017-06-27 03:40:23 (UTC)-123.9 km
2.5-16km N of Yucca Valley, CA-2017-06-27 01:24:43 (UTC)-2.4 km
5.0-59km NE of Tobelo, Indonesia-2017-06-27 01:05:03 (UTC)-172.2 km
5.3-South of the Fiji Islands-2017-06-27 00:14:33 (UTC)-100.2 km
STOCK MARKET AND EARTHQUAKE NEWS
MINISTERS ARE DEBATING THE FUTURE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE
Liberman: No plans to attack Syria, but we won’t ignore provocation-Defense minister rebuffs predictions of upcoming conflict on northern border despite recent skirmishes-By Raoul Wootliff June 26, 2017, 2:11 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Defense Minister Avidgor Liberman said Monday that Israel has “no intention of launching a military operation” against Syria or rebel groups operating within it even as tensions have spiraled in recent days.Speaking at the Knesset Defense and Foreign Affairs committee, Liberman rejected predictions made by some in Israel’s political echelon that the next conflict with either Hezbollah in the north or Hamas in the south is just around the corner.“If you read the newspapers it seems that we have many prophets predicting a hot summer,” the defense minister said. “Let me be clear once again: We have no intention of initiating a military operation, neither in the north nor in the south.”But Liberman said that despite the military establishment’s hope for calm on Israel’s borders, it will not tolerate any provocations, even accidental fire that spills over from a neighboring conflict.“We won’t hold back if necessary and when needed we will respond with all our might,” he said, adding that Israel will not allow Syria to become a base for attacks against Israel.“Anyone that wants to turn Syria into an Iranian base against Israel should think again. We will not allow Syria to become another front against Israel,” he said.In the past three days there have been three incidents of errant shells landing in Israel. The IDF has responded with force, targeting Syrian army installations, which Israel holds responsible for all incidents originating from Syrian soil.Around 10 mortar shells from Syria struck the Golan Heights on Saturday, prompting an Israeli response that reportedly killed two Syrian soldiers. On Sunday, several more projectiles hit Israel in what the army said was spillover fire from fighting between regime forces and rebels.The IDF on Sunday again responded to the errant fire, confirming it targeted a Syrian military vehicle. Arabic media reports said five people were injured in the Israeli raid.Earlier Monday the IDF said that stray fire from Syria reportedly hit a United Nations peacekeeping position in the Golan Heights. No injuries were reported. The army launched searches following reports that two mortars had landed on the Israeli side of the frontier, but no signs of shelling were found.Instead, “heavy machine gun bullet holes were identified in a UNDOF post near Zivanit, adjacent to the border,” the army said.The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force monitors a 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights.Syria responded Sunday to Israel’s strikes with its own warnings-“The general staff of the Syrian army warns of the dangers of these aggressive actions and holds the Israeli enemy responsible for the grave consequences of these repeated actions, despite any excuse there may be,” the Ynet news site quoted the Syrian military as saying.The Syrian general staff also published photos of at least three men it said were Syrian soldiers killed in Israeli strikes. It did not provide a date or any other information on when they were killed.Also on Sunday, Syrian Defense Minister Fahd Jassem al-Freij visited troops in southern Syria to mark the end of the Ramadan monthlong fast where he vowed the regime would continue fighting until it conquers “every morsel of the homeland.”Israel has largely stayed out of the Syrian civil war, which broke out in March 2011, but has over the years acknowledged that it helps treat wounded Syrians who arrive at its border, and provides some of them with humanitarian assistance.It has also claimed a number of airstrikes in Syria it says were meant to prevent terror group Hezbollah from acquiring advanced weaponry from Iran via Damascus. Israel has repeatedly confirmed that it was actively working to disrupt Hezbollah’s arms smuggling operations in Syria and its buildup of capabilities on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.
US, Israel set up team to combat cybersecurity threat-The world needs Iron Dome ingenuity as threats move from missiles to malware, US official Thomas Bossert says at Tel Aviv conference-By Shoshanna Solomon June 26, 2017, 4:18 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Israel and the US are set to collaborate in cybersecurity, a senior White House official said at a conference in Tel Aviv Monday.“I announce today the commencement of an Israeli US bilateral cyber working group,” Thomas Bossert, assistant to the US President Donald Trump for Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism said at the Cyber Week 2017 conference in Tel Aviv Monday.The group will strive to defend critical infrastructure against attackers and to track down perpetrators. It will be led by Rob Joyce, the US White House cybersecurity coordinator, and Israel’s Eviatar Matania, director general of the National Cyber Directorate. It will include US and Israeli representatives from various ministries and defense organizations including foreign affairs and justice, and the secret service.The team will convene this week, Bossert said.“The meetings this week will focus on a range of cyber issues — critical infrastructure, advanced R&D, international cooperation, and workforce,” Bossert said, adding that these will be the first steps in strengthening bilateral ties in cyber issues.The agencies will be… “focused on finding and stopping cyber adversaries before they enter networks, before they reach critical infrastructure and identifying ways to hold bad actors accountable,” Bossert said. “We believe the agility Israel has in developing solutions will resolve in innovative cyber defenses that we can test here and take back to America.”Bossert said that increased cyber defense and deterrence are critical today, in a world in which the cyber threat from nations is growing, and an international consensus needs to be built regarding what is “responsible state behavior.” International norms must be set out and implemented, he said. And those who do not comply with these norms should be punished.“It is time to consider different approaches,” he said, and the US is seeking to set up bilateral agreements with other partners globally who hold the same values. “There should be consequences for destruction,” he said.The cyber sphere “is one of the biggest strategic challenges since 9/11,” he said, “because while physical borders are important, cyberspace knows no boundaries.”“Nations have the ability to steal sensitive information and data and destroy systems and the trend is heading in the wrong direction,” Bossert said. Destructive attacks are being executed by belligerent nations – North Korea attacked Sony and Iran attacked Saudi Arabia in cyber attacks – and “neither of theses countries have near the sophistication and resources of China and Russia.”It was the kind of technology evident in the Iron Dome missile defense system, Bossert said, that the world needs as the threat moves from missiles to malware.Bossert said he was at the conference to talk about cybersecurity, but he was also there to say that “President Trump understands that the United States cannot lessen our engagement in this region… and cannot lessen our support for Israel.”When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his objection to “appeasing Iran” and enabling its nuclear aspirations, he did so at “great professional risk and took political criticism for stating an unpopular truth,” Bossert said. “He was right, he was courageous, the American people agree with him and now he is a partner with President Trump and the Israeli people have a stronger and deeper relationship with the US.”At the conference, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israeli technology and its cybersecurity leadership are opening doors to the world, breaking down hostilities and the Arab boycott.“Once it was a disadvantage to say you are from Israel,” Netanyahu said. “Today when you talk about cyber or advanced technologies, it is an advantage. It is advantage to say I am an Israeli company.”“There used to be a thing called the Arab boycott; that’s dissipating, for many, many reasons: strategic, and the prominence of Israel in the technological field,” he said.Israel’s National Cyber Defense Authortity helps its members, who are from government and business organizations, to communicate in a secure way with each other to “not only to respond to attacks but to prevent them,” he said.Every month Israel experiences dozens of cyber attacks at a national level, and at “every given moment, including right now, there are probably three to five attacks on a national level that emanate from various sources,” he said.Cooperation between nations is important, Netanyahu said, “because we are better together,” and Israel has become an “attractive target” for cybersecurity investment, garnering about 20 percent of global private cybersecurity investment in 2016.
REBUILT 3RD TEMPLE
1 And there was given me a(MEASURING) reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out,(TO THE WORLD NATIONS) and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.(JERUSALEM DIVIDED BUT THE 3RD TEMPLE ALLOWED TO BE REBUILT)
27 And he( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.
31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.(3RD TEMPLE REBUILT)
11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away,(AT THE MIDPOINT OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD)(3RD TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED BY DICTATOR) and the abomination that maketh desolate set up,(TO WORSHIP THE DICTATOR OR DIE) there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.(1,290 DAYS)(AN EXTRA 30 DAYS AT THE END OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD FOR JESUS TO DESTROY THE ARMIES AGAINST JERUSALEM.AND TO JUDGE THE SHEEP AND GOAT NATIONS OF MATTHEW 25:31-46-HOW THEY TREATED ISRAEL DURING THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THEN I BELIEVE JESUS WILL REBUILD THE 4TH TEMPLE 25 MILES FROM THE CURRENT TEMPLE MOUNT.AND THEN JESUS RULES FOR THE 1,000 YEARS-THEN FOREVER FROM THAT 4TH TEMPLE.)
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)(THE DICTATOR SITS IN THE REBUILT 3RD TEMPLE CALLING HIMSELF GOD AT THE MIDPOINT OR 3 1/2 YEAR PERIOD OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.OR 7 YEAR PEACE TREATY BETWEEN ISRAEL-ARABS AND MANY OF DANIEL 9:27)
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
There is already pluralistic prayer at the Western Wall. Here’s what would have changed-The Robinson’s Arch prayer area has been in use since 2000. So why the need for the wide-sweeping compromise that was frozen Sunday?-By Amanda Borschel-Dan June 26, 2017, 5:03 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Starting in the year 2000, following a long legal and public awareness battle, liberal Jews have had the right, granted by the State of Israel, to pray in the southern section of the Western Wall plaza. Alongside other liberal Jewish movements, the Israeli Conservative movement has since maintained prayer shawls and prayer books there in an effort to encourage pluralistic prayer at the Western Wall.The Western Wall is honored by Jews as a remnant of a wall supporting the Second Temple complex, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE. Because prayer on the Temple Mount itself is forbidden for Jews by the State of Israel, aside from the subterranean Temple Tunnels, the Western Wall (or Kotel, in Hebrew) is the closest to their holiest site Jews can worship.The egalitarian area is often nicknamed “Robinson’s Arch” for the famous archaeological artifact found there, in what is also the Davidson Archaeological Park. This area adjacent to the Western Wall currently contains two main areas of temporary prayer platforms, which are built over and among the archaeological remains.The larger section, which from below recalls rickety bleachers, does not actually touch the Western Wall but rather sits approximately 10 meters from it. The second, noncontiguous section, is broken up into several landings before reaching the Western Wall on a modest-sized platform.The 450-meter larger platform was opened with much fanfare in August 2013 by Naftali Bennett, then the religious affairs minister. At the time, Bennett said it was meant to be “an interim but primary place of worship for Jewish egalitarian and pluralistic prayer services.”Bennett was spurred by court cases brought by the Women of the Wall group, led by Anat Hoffman, whose members desire to worship at the Western Wall with prayer shawls and phylacteries and read from the Torah, especially in mass prayer services at the beginning of each Hebrew month.The Women of the Wall had won a District Court judgment that April which gave its members the right to pray in the women’s section of the main plaza with shawls and phylacteries. Bennett reportedly preferred to carve out a separate space for the women and liberal Jews in an effort to ease tensions between them and Orthodox worshipers.“The Kotel [Western Wall] belongs to all Jews no matter who they are and what stream of Judaism they come from,” said Bennett in 2013. “This new platform, built ahead of Rosh Hashanah, will help unify the Jewish people and enable all Jews to pray freely at the Kotel.”The 2013 temporary platform was met by skepticism — and in some cases disdain — by leaders of Diaspora Jewry and the Women of the Wall, who at that point sought a space at the more normative Western Wall complex, or, at the very least, a permanent solution.In 2012, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tapped Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky and then Cabinet Secretary Avichai Mandelblit to aid in leading negotiation efforts to reach a compromise acceptable to liberal Jewry, the Women of the Wall, and the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, otherwise known as the rabbi of the western wall, Shmuel Rabinovitch.The agreement of the ultra-Orthodox to such a compromise was vital, but difficult at best. Seeds of an impending ultra-Orthodox revolt were clear throughout the years of negotiations. Even back in April 2013, Western Wall rabbi Rabinovitch told Orthodox rabbis during a visit to North America that attempts to “divide the prayer plaza or delineate hours [designated for egalitarian services] will face strong opposition and bring about a civil war.”After years of negotiations, on January 31, 2016, the government passed a decision, colloquially called the “Kotel deal,” which was heralded by media the world over.The historic compromise was multifaceted in its impact: The egalitarian prayer would continue in the southern area of the Western Wall, but there would be one entrance for all to the Western Wall plaza, which would lead to pluralistic, men’s and women’s pavilions.There was to be a joint committee of two Reform leaders, two Conservative leaders, two non-Orthodox women representatives, the Jewish Agency chairman and six government officials overseeing the southern area. The existing Orthodox prayer pavilion would be administered by Rabinovitch. Additionally, the temporary prayer platforms would double in size and be more connected — giving much more access to the Western Wall for prayer in the Davidson archaeological park and room for up to 1,200.The plan called for a budget of NIS 35 million (almost $9 million) in 2016-2017. According to the cabinet decision, NIS 5 million would come from the Prime Minister’s Office, NIS 5 million from the Diaspora Ministry (2017) and NIS 5 million from the Finance Ministry. The Jewish Agency pledged another NIS 10 million and the Finance Ministry was to come up with the remaining NIS 10 million for 2016.For some, this 2016 compromise was not a victory, but a defeat: Senior archaeologists decried the decision to repurpose a park devoted to millennia of national heritage. Additionally, many members of the Women of the Wall splintered off into another group, which calls itself the Original Women of the Wall, and is determined to continue prayer in the women’s section of the Western Wall plaza, not in the egalitarian section.However, the main WOW group termed the compromise a feminist victory. “In approving this plan, the state acknowledges women’s full equality at the Kotel and the imperative of freedom of choice in Judaism in Israel. The creation of a third section of the Kotel sets a strong precedent in women’s status in Israel: women as administrators of a holy site, women as leaders, women as influential force not to be ignore or silenced,” wrote the Women of the Wall in a statement.Whether it was the triumphalist statements broadcast by world Jewry, or a delayed regret, within days of the government decision ultra-Orthodox members of Knesset decried the deal — even after having accepted it and voted for it — and vowed to derail its implementation.On June 25, 2017, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a terse statement announcing the cabinet vote ,which called for a “freezing” of the Western Wall pluralist prayer pavilion. Minister Tzachi Hanegbi of Netanyahu’s Likud party and Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman have been appointed as government representatives for new negotiations, the statement said.However, according to a Facebook video released by Bennett, the temporary platform he constructed next to the Western Wall in 2013 is still set to be expanded and made more permanent.JTA contributed to this report.
Ministers were debating ‘the future of the Jewish people’-An inside account of the fateful cabinet session at which the Western Wall pluralistic prayer plan was cast aside-By Amanda Borschel-Dan June 26, 2017, 2:41 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
At the same charged meeting Sunday in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the freeze of the January 31, 2016, government decision to build a pluralistic prayer pavilion, the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) gave its annual assessment to the cabinet with a clear warning that not implementing the plan could have dire consequences on the Diaspora’s relationship with Israel.In spite of JPPI’s warning — and indeed those of other leading Israeli think tanks which have drawn similar conclusions — Netanyahu announced in a terse three-pronged statement Sunday that that government decision is now on hold. Additionally, Minister Tzachi Hanegbi of Netanyahu’s Likud party and Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman have been appointed as government representatives for negotiations toward a new deal, and — puzzlingly — the preparation of the southern edge of the Western Wall pavilion, which is currently an archaeological park with a makeshift prayer platform, would “continue.”Speaking with The Times of Israel on Monday, JPPI co-chair Stuart Eizenstat said of Sunday’s cabinet meeting: “It was as if they were debating the future of the Jewish people — and in a way they were.”Initially scheduled as a 45-minute debriefing, the meeting stretched into an additional hour of emotional debate as, in the wake of Netanyahu’s announcement of the freeze, almost every cabinet member spoke.“I have never heard a meeting with more emotion,” said Eizenstat, who has served the United States in a number of diplomatic and government roles, including as ambassador to the European Union from 1993 to 1996 and deputy secretary of the Treasury from 1999 to 2001.“My ultimate point was Israel is the Jewish state, but, as the prime minister articulates better than anyone, that it is also the state of the Jewish people. But it cannot be [the state of the Jewish people] if it is only for some of the Jewish people. It cannot be only for the ultra-Orthodox in the world,” said Eizenstat.At the meeting, according to Eizenstat, who has known and worked with Netanyahu for decades, the prime minister said he “understood the emotions of the Diaspora and very much sympathized, but he also understood how the haredi [ultra-Orthodox] community felt and that the best he could come up with was a compromise.”Eizenstat said Netanyahu emphasized that he was “not rescinding and not implementing, but freezing, hoping that a compromise could later be found.”Netanyahu said “he hoped he could play a role in mediating and helping catalyze another compromise,” said Eizenstat.At Sunday’s cabinet meeting, Eizenstat warned of what he called a “double polarization” taking place in the US, which could affect the American-Israeli relationship.The first is the polarization in American politics in which the center has collapsed, he said, creating a danger that Israel is, or will soon become, a partisan issue. He cited a recent poll in which only 50 percent of self-identified Democrats support Israel over the Palestinian Authority, whereas 80% of Republicans do.The second polarization is in the predominantly politically and religiously left-of-center American Jewish community, in which some 65%-70% feel increasingly estranged from Israel, “a country that seemed to be moving further and further to the right.”Eizenstat said that he warned the cabinet that soon Israel is “not going to have the same religious and community ties to sustain and support it.” He further advised the politicians to “look at the American Jewish community as a major strategic asset for Israel.” However, “when these kinds of actions occur [the Western Wall freeze, as well as the announcement of a stringent conversion bill], they can potentially erode that strategic asset of support which is so vital.”The JPPI’s findings of a “slow erosion” of ties are not unique among Israeli think tanks.Yohanan Plesner, president of the Israel Democracy Institute, said on Monday that “the longer we fail to give equal rights and recognition to the non-Orthodox streams of Judaism, the deeper the fissure between Israel and Jews of the Diaspora will become. If we expect Jews abroad to support the state of Israel, we must also ensure their religious equality. Israel’s national security is at stake.”The IDI is an independent, nonpartisan “think-and-do tank” which attempts to use research to influence government policy and public opinion. It is very active on the issue of religion and state, among others.“The decision not to decide, and leave the situation in limbo, widens the gap that has been opening up in the strategic and all-important relationship between the State of Israel and Diaspora Jewry,” said Plesner, who chastised the government for its inability to “make a minor decision, such as the approval of the Western Wall deal that had already been approved by the ultra-Orthodox parties.”This is creating an “absurd reality,” said Plesner. “The time has come for courageous decision making: to advance religious freedom so as to allow everyone to exercise their right to freedom of worship.”Another independent think tank, the Tel Aviv-based Reut Institute, was almost prescient in its March 2017 research paper on the State of Israel’s role as the nation state of the Jewish people in which it warned that “2017 is likely to be the site of renewed conflict around the status of Progressive Judaism in Israel. In 2017, this conflict will reach new heights due to the Israeli government’s failure to deliver on its promised ‘Kotel Compromise.’”Additionally, the report warned, “Conflicts such as these negatively affect the ability of a growing number of individuals, as well as Jewish communal organizations, to maintain a meaningful connection to Israel.” This lack of connection to Israel, in turn, causes a lessening of Jewish identity in the Diaspora, according to Reut.“The time has come for Israel to ask itself: What does it really mean to be the nation state of the entire Jewish People? What obligations does this role entail? How can Israel strengthen and protect the cohesion of the entire Jewish People?” asked Reut in a statement following the freeze of the Western Wall plan.However, according to Eizenstat, the time has also come for the Diaspora to ask itself several soul-searching questions.‘Diaspora voices are heard, but not listened to on issues which conflict with the political process’“At the end of the day, decisions are not made based on what the Diaspora thinks, but what on what is politically viable,” he said. “Diaspora voices are heard but not listened to on issues which conflict with the political process.”The only ways to truly inluence the political process would be to either immigrate to Israel and become a voter, or have a continuous on-the-ground presence lobbying for niche Diaspora issues.“Don’t make press statements saying you’re disappointed — become a player in the system,” he said. “If the Diaspora is not willing to do that, this is the kind of the result they’ll see.”Instead of making “wishy washy” statements, he said, it’s time to put the “shoulder to the wheel” and become an effective player within domestic Israeli politics.At the same time, all three think tanks contend that there is still much to be done to prevent an utter schism between Israel and the Diaspora. Foremost appears to be implementation of the pluralistic prayer pavilion plan.“The person who can do the most to heal this wound is the prime minister himself; he is very cognizant of it… I like to think that had there been a different coalition, the result would have been different. I don’t think this was a happy decision for him,” said Eizenstat.
Lawmaker seeks legal probe into cancellation of Western Wall prayer plan-Freezing of plan for mixed-gender worship spot at Jerusalem holy site was not on cabinet agenda, says MK Elazar Stern, calling move ‘underhanded’-By Sue Surkes June 26, 2017, 2:46 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
An opposition lawmaker on Monday asked the attorney general to probe the cabinet decision to cancel a plan for a pluralist prayer site at the Western Wall, saying the “underhanded” move was rushed through without following proper procedures.On Sunday government froze the plan, in an apparent concession to opposition from ultra-Orthodox coalition partners, prompting widespread outrage from Diaspora Jewish groups.“Cancellation of the Western Wall plan is causing a serious crisis between Israel and Diaspora Jewry and a decision like this, taken in an underhanded and secretive way, far from the public eye, and without the ministers being able to prepare in a proper way for a debate, casts a deep shadow over it,” MK Elazar Stern said in a letter to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit,Because the issue was not on the agenda and there was no indication that it would be discussed, “no comments were received from the attorney general beforehand, the subject (which is controversial) did not go through any public debate before it was decided, and government ministers had no ability to prepare properly for a discussion.”The attorney general had also made known that he would not be attending the cabinet meeting, Stern said.He asked Mandelblit to look into “why the prime minister used his authority in regard to this controversial issue, of all times, just when all the federation heads are in Israel for the Jewish Agency board meetings in Jerusalem.”The request from Stern, of the opposition centrist Yesh Atid party, came as the fallout from the controversial decision continued to shake the Jewish world.On Monday, the Jewish Agency took the unprecedented step of criticizing the government, canceling an invitation to Netanyahu to attend a dinner with the board of governors, who are currently in Jerusalem for its thrice yearly meeting.Soon afterwards, Richard “Rick” Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism in the US, canceled a meeting he had scheduled with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying “there’s nothing to talk about with him,” Israel Radio reported.On Sunday, the cabinet suspended a plan, which had been years in the making, to create a government-funded pluralistic prayer area for mixed gender services separate from the existing, single-sex Western Wall prayer spaces.Ministers at the meeting said the subject was not on the agenda and was not even mentioned until the end of the discussions when the prime minister asked them to vote on the plan’s cancellation, Army Radio reported.Those who had left the meeting early did so knowing nothing about the planned vote and therefore could not leave a note indicating which way they wanted to vote.Government regulations specify that subjects for debate at a cabinet meeting must appear on the agenda at least 48 hours beforehand, together with background materials for participating ministers. The rules do, however, authorize the prime minister to raise issues he or she judges to be important even if they are not on the agenda.The Prime Minister’s Office told Army Radio that Netanyahu had raised this particular issue on the day that the government was required to respond to the High Court and therefore it was perfectly proper.One of the only ministers to be advised before the cabinet meeting that the issue would come up was Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, who told the meeting that cancellation of the plan would cause “terrible harm to Jewish unity and to the alliance between the State of Israel and Diaspora Jewry.”Liberman also slammed a new bill that would require the state to recognize only conversions completed under the auspices of the ultra-Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate of Israel. “What the [rabbinate’s] Conversion Authority is doing is distancing people from Judaism,” he charged.He warned that the measures “will destabilize the coalition” and vowed to “oppose these initiatives aggressively.”The conversion bill was green-lighted by the powerful Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday, lending it coalition support on its way to a Knesset vote.
Flanked by US liberal Jewish leaders, opposition skewers Western Wall flip-flop-From coalition, Liberman says rescinding prayer pavilion, and advancing conversion bill, is ‘religious coercion,’ but he won’t derail government-By Raoul Wootliff and Marissa Newman June 26, 2017, 5:03 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The leaders of the coalition Yisrael Beytenu and opposition Yesh Atid and Zionist Union parties railed on Monday against the cabinet decision to rescind a plan to build a pluralistic prayer pavilion at the Western Wall. Meanwhile, US Jewish leaders held a flurry of meetings with Israeli lawmakers in the Knesset, and strongly decried the surprise decision from within the halls of power.Flanked by leaders of US Reform and Conservative Jewry, Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid and the Zionist Union’s Tzipi Livni, in separate meetings, took Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to task over Sunday’s Western Wall decision. They also protested a decision at Sundays Ministerial Committee for Legislation to give initial approval to a bill that cements the ultra-Orthodox monopoly over conversions in Israel.Earlier, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said the moves amounted to “religious coercion.”The cabinet’s suspension of the plan for a pluralistic prayer area at the Western Wall, which it had previously approved, came following calls by Netanyahu’s ultra-Orthodox coalition allies to scrap the deal.The plan would have seen the establishment of a properly prepared pavilion for pluralistic prayer — as opposed to current temporary arrangements — under joint oversight involving all major streams of Judaism.The reversal was immediately condemned by liberal Jewish groups around the world and by the Jewish Agency, whose chairman, Natan Sharansky, was intimately involved in making the deal.In Israel as part of the Jewish Agency’s annual conference, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, and Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, head of the Conservative movement, visited the Knesset hours after the Jewish Agency’s executive body passed a resolution calling on the government to rescind the decision, saying it contradicted the vision of Israel’s founding fathers and the spirit of Zionism.Speaking alongside Lapid at his Yesh Atid faction meeting, Jacobs and Schonfeld expressed their dismay at the decision, but said they would not set aside their support for the Jewish State-“What is most remarkable to us as Masorti, Conservative Jews is that we are so frankly misunderstood here, and of course quite distressed that we are handled with so little regard,” Schonfeld said emphatically. “How can it be that when we look to the ark and when we face Jerusalem and when we look to the Israeli flag of our Jewish homeland, that the message that is sent to us over and over again is, ‘You don’t belong here.’ We aren’t relevant here.”Jacobs said that millions of progressive US Jews “stand up against Israel’s deligitimization every day” but the actions of the government, “delegitimize us.”“We love the State of Israel and will continue to do. But we will not sit idly by while the State of Israel delegitimizes us and frankly says to the Jews of North America and the Jews of the world, ‘You do not matter,'” Jacobs said.Addressing the Knesset members in attendance, he said, “You matter to us, this state matters to us, and we are going to do everything in our power to build the strong bonds that this government has weakened.”Speaking in English, Lapid said that eventually the decision would be overturned and pleaded for US Jews not to stop supporting Israel.“Do not give up on us. We have no intention of giving up on you. We are one people. It might take time. It might take elections. But in a democracy the majority decides and the majority in Israel want us to be one nation. If you distance yourselves from us now, you reward those who are trying to divide the people of Israel,” he said.Jacobs also sat down with Zionist Union MK Tzipi Livni and MK Robert Ilatov of the coalition Yisrael Beytenu party, in meetings that had been scheduled before the cabinet decision was announced Sunday. He was also seen conversing with Deputy Minister Michael Oren of the coalition Kulanu party, the former Israeli envoy to the United States.Jacobs on Monday also canceled a meeting set for Thursday with Netanyahu, saying: “We cannot go about our scheduled meetings as if nothing has happened.”Speaking ahead of his meeting with Livni, Jacobs said his Reform movement was still considering how to respond to the decision.“We’ve been in serious negotiations with the government for over four years. We are now quite perplexed as to what it means to be in negotiations and what it means to have an agreement with the government of Israel. Evidently, it doesn’t mean very much,” he said.“We are strategizing even more effective ways to stand up and say, zu lo haderech [this is not the way],” Jacobs said, adding that the decision wasn’t merely “a bump in the road” or “business as usual.”While he said his movement would “reassess” its partnerships with Israeli politicians, Jacobs denied it would align with any particular Israeli political party or camp, but rather with those who share its interests.In the United States, we “line up according to our values, not according to one political party, so any parties that share our common convictions, we will work with. ”Jacobs also commended Liberman, the defense minister, for voting against shelving the deal. “We’re very proud of [Yisrael Beytenu’s] stance and Avigdor Liberman’s vote in the cabinet yesterday,” he said.Speaking later at the Zionist Union faction meeting, Livni said the suspension of the Western Wall deal and the new conversion bill were “ripping apart the Jewish people.”“The prime minister who in the past whispered in the ears of rabbis that the left has forgotten what it means to be Jewish has himself forgotten what it means to be Jewish and what it means to be the prime minister of the Jewish nation,” she said.At the Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting, Liberman said that shelving the Western Wall pluralistic pavilion and attempts to cement the ultra-Orthodox monopoly on conversions constituted “religious coercion.”This is “not a religious matter, but the opposite — religious coercion,” he said.Liberman described the parallel decisions, at the prodding of the ultra-Orthodox parties, as an attempt “to transform Israel from a Zionist state to a halachic [Jewish legal] state.”“I am against religious coercion,” he added. “I am against a halachic state.”But Liberman also suggested he wouldn’t derail the coalition over the disagreements, saying he hopes that he can cut a compromise in the coming week.At their own faction meetings, ultra-Orthodox lawmakers criticized Reform Judaism as “destroying Jewish unity,’ and defended their opposition to the prayer space.The decision coincided with a High Court of Justice deadline Sunday for the state to respond to petitions on its failure to implement the agreement and construct the mixed-gender plaza near Robinson’s Arch.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
TRUDEAU ATTENDS TORONTO PRIDE SODOMITE RAINBOW GROUPS SIN FEST OF LUST AND OF COURSE HIS CAMERA AS TRUDEAU IS CANADAS SELFIE EXPERT.
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
EU approves rescue of Italian banks By Eric Maurice-JUNE 26,17-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:07-The European Commission on Sunday (25 June) approved a €17-billion plan by the Italian government to save two failing banks.The Italian government had decided a few hours before to cut both the Banca Popolare di Vicenza (BPVI) and Veneto Banca into two, to keep their good assets in a "good bank" and the toxic assets in a "bad bank".The banks, which were weakened by a lack of capital and massive debts due to non-performing (non-repaid) loans, were taken over by the Intesa Sanpaolo bank, for one symbolic euro.The Italian state injected €4.785 billion to keep both the financial institutions alive. The government also offered a guarantee up to €12-billion, to cover the cost of Intesa liquidating the banks' bad assets.The commission said that the plan was "in line with EU state aid rules", because "existing shareholders and subordinated debt holders have fully contributed to the costs" and the two failing banks "will be wound up in an orderly fashion and exit the market".The EU executive also said that Intesa was chosen in an "open, fair and transparent sales process".Because financial markets open on Monday, the process was completed over the weekend. It was triggered after the European Central Bank (ECB) said on Friday that BPVI and Veneto Banca had failed to present credible recapitalisation plans and were "failing or likely to fail".The banks, both located in the Veneto region in Italy, were being monitored by the ECB since 2014, after one of its evaluations had shown capital shortfalls.Despite a €3.5 billion cash injection last year by Atlante, an Italian fund, the banks' situation had worsened this year."Italy considers that state aid is necessary to avoid an economic disturbance in the Veneto region," EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager noted in a statement on Sunday.She also said that BPVI and Veneto Banca's rescue will remove €18 billion in non-performing loans from the Italian banking sector and "contribute to its consolidation".It is the second time this month that the EU executive has approved a plan to save Italian banks.On 1 June, it agreed "in principle" to the Italian state's rescue of Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS), the country's fourth largest bank, which had also been worn down by massive debts and required around €9 billion."The government has utilised European rules in the best possible way," said Italian finance minister Pier Carlo Padoan on Sunday.He insisted that the plan to save BPVI and Veneto Banca was "burden-sharing, not a bail-in" and that it would use public money that was already provisioned.
Focus-China's slow foray into Central and Eastern Europe By Eric Maurice-JUNE 26,17-EUOBSERVER
Prague, Today, 13:27-Half a decade after it was launched, the network of cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries has brought uneven economical and political fruits so far.The so-called 16+1 was established in 2012 as Beijing's initiative to cover various issues such as investment, trade, but also culture or education.The group includes 11 EU countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; and five non-EU countries from the Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.It fits into China's global strategy to engage new partners in political and economic ties in different formats.Despite having a permanent secretariat, the Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries - the initiative's official name - is more a series of bilateral relationships with no overall coherence, as experts pointed out in discussions at the Prague European Summit conference earlier this month."It's not really a multilateral format," Petr Kratochvil, the director of Prague's Institute of International Relations, told EUobserver."It's more a group of countries that China took to have bilateral ties with. It's mainly Poland and Hungary in terms of investment, and Romania and Serbia for building projects."China's interest in the 16+1 countries is different from one country to another.In the Czech Republic, Kratochvil noted, the Chinese have mainly invested in real estate, a football club - Slavia Prague, which just won the Czech championship - or the media."It's not really the kind of investment the country wants, because it doesn't produce anything," he said.In Budapest, meanwhile, the government announced last week that Hungary and China would soon start to cooperate in the healthcare industry – from making medical equipment to developing biotechnologies.Kratochvil noted that the amount of Chinese investments in the region had remained limited and was concentrated on a few high profile infrastructure projects, such as the Budapest-Belgrade high-speed railway that Chinese companies plan to build.The focus on infrastructure shows that China considers Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) a full part of the One Belt-One Road initiative – an investment and infrastructure plan, spanning from China to the Middle-East and Africa through to Central Asia."Southern and Eastern Europe are a testing ground for the Belt and Road," Anastas Vangeli, from the Polish Academy of Sciences, told EUobserver.He said that 16+1 was more an "experiment" than a "Chinese plan", and that Beijing tries "to see whether this type of diplomacy can help them boost economic relations.""To put it very simply, the whole idea is to find ways to boost the economy outside China, to generate demand for Chinese goods," Vangeli said, adding: "And these are not cheap goods: high speed railways, satellites systems or nuclear technology."Agatha Kratz, from the European Council on Foreign Relations, a London-based think-tank, told EUobserver that: "The first idea was to treat CEE as Asia and Africa.""That was a big shock, they explained that loans for projects that China would build were not going to happen."For Kratz, the success of the 16+1 initiative is to be found on the political side than in the economic side.She pointed out that annual summits between the 17 leaders, usually in Europe, constitute a "formal channel of communication".-A pragmatic question-After five years, the 16+1 format "has shown its limits, but it will continue," Kratz added.For China, the forum is "high-level enough and it helps to understand how best to promote what it can do in Europe".For CEE countries, the summits are "one more bilateral forum, one more way to have meetings with China and explain what they [CEE countries] need from it."For countries that are either part of the EU or willing to join it in the future, the Chinese partnership is "a pragmatic question", Kratochvil insisted.Although some leaders, such as Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban or Czech president Milos Zeman, are supportive of certain Chinese positions – for instance Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea – the region is not going to become a Chinese "ally"."The idea of a strategic shift is nonsense," Kratochvil said.
UK previews offer on EU nationals' rights By Andrew Rettman-JUNE 26,17-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:26-EU nationals in the UK could get almost the same rights as British people after Brexit, but an EU deal might not happen, the British government has said.“They [EU nationals] get the same residents rights, the same employment rights, the same health rights, the same welfare rights, the same pension rights and so on”, David Davis, the UK’s Brexit negotiator, told the BBC on Sunday (25 June).He added, in a preview of a UK proposal on citizens’ rights due out later on Monday: “The only thing they don’t get is the right to vote and they can get that if they become a citizen.”He said that a new arbitration tribunal, but not the European Court of Justice (ECJ), should oversee those rights.“It may well be we have an arbitration arrangement over this, but it’s not going to be the Court of Justice”, he said.He said some EU nationals could, in future, be deported if “they’ve committed a crime or [posed] some sort of security problem”.He also said all EU nationals who had arrived in the UK prior to March this year would definitely be covered by the deal.The rights of 3.2 million EU citizens living in Britain and 0.9 million UK nationals in the EU, as well as Britain’s membership of the single market and customs union would dissolve if Brexit ends badly.But Davis said he could not guarantee a positive outcome.“I am pretty sure, I am not 100 percent sure [there will be a deal], it's a negotiation”, he told the BBC.“We cannot have a circumstance where the other side says that they are going to punish you. So if that happens then there is a walkaway, and we have to plan for that,” he said.Britain’s proposal on citizens’ rights comes after EU leaders voiced scepticism on its initial ideas at a summit in Brussels last week.“The British offer is below expectations, and risks worsening the situation of citizens”, European Council head Donald Tusk said after hearing from British leader Theresa May at the event.Malta, which currently holds the six-month EU presidency, said May was vague on the rights of EU nationals’ relatives.-Very French-ECJ jurisdiction is also a red line for the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, French politician Michel Barnier.Davis said in the BBC interview that Barnier, whom he met last week, was “very French, very logical … very grand [and] … very elegant”.He said the Brexit process was “not an ideological thing - it is a practical thing.”“It is not a macho clashing of antlers, it is about finding a place that suits both sides”, he said.He added that the UK wanted a quick deal on citizens and on Northern Ireland before moving on to trade talks.He said Northern Ireland and Ireland should have an "invisible border” after Brexit, but that this involved a lot of “technical” issues, such as car number plate recognition.The Brexit process comes in parallel to May’s talks with Northern Ireland’s unionist DUP party on a post-election accord.May, who lost her parliamentary majority in recent elections, needs DUP support to enable her Conservative Party to stay in power.Davis played down speculation that he might challenge May for the party leadership in the wake of her election losses.“Our job is to support the prime minister and make Brexit work, not anything else,” he told the BBC in a message to other Tory MPs.“I want a stable backdrop to this Brexit negotiation,” he said.-Repeal Bill-He also warned the opposition Labour Party and the Scottish National Party (SNP) not to vote against any future Brexit pact when it is transferred into British law in a so called Repeal Bill.“The point about the great repeal bill is that it takes European law and puts it into British law so there’s no black hole at the other end,” he said.He said “the British statute book, British law” would become “unworkable” if the Repeal Bill fell when the UK exited the EU.The Labour Party’s shadow minister on Brexit and the opposition Liberal Party’s Brexit spokesman criticised Davis’ comments.Labour’s Keith Stramer said Davis appeared to be “preparing for failure” on Brexit and that lack of a British-EU deal “would be catastrophic for British trade, jobs and security”.The Liberal Party’s Tom Brake said Davis “inspires about as much confidence as a drunken trapeze artist”.Hannah Bardell, an SNP deputy, said the no-deal scenario would be “disastrous” for Scotland, which could lose up to 800,000 jobs as a result.
Opinion-Cohesion policy for a stronger Europe By Daniel Termont-JUNE 26,17-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 09:03-The EU has struggled to deliver solutions to some of its main challenges in recent years, including high unemployment, low levels of growth, migration flows, as well as environmental issues. These problems have given rise to euroscepticism and a lack of trust in the EU.Brexit has also been a wake-up call, carrying with it a loud and clear message for change.This is the background for the debate on the future of the EU’s cohesion policy.We must change the narrative and recognise the added value of cohesion policy as a strong expression of European solidarity.There is huge potential to deliver visible results that matter to people: from better access to schools, health and social care, cleaner air and water to improved and more sustainable mobility.Cohesion policy is also one of the most important investment policies of the EU, vital to ensuring the competitiveness of the EU globally, through its cities and regions.A strong cohesion policy for the future will be an essential tool to deliver the results the EU badly needs, and to safeguard what already works well.In my own city – Ghent, in Belgium – the European Regional Development Fund (part of the cohesion policy funds) has made it possible to invest in both high-tech and low-tech solutions.We have invested €5 million to create a new business district, known as "het eilandje" (the island). A state-of-the-art building will re-use natural resources and stimulate research, innovation and entrepreneurship.Ghent, together with our neighbouring communities and Terneuzen in the Netherlands, is also a partner in the cross-border project "socio-economic development". This puts into practice the idea of the European/Benelux grouping of territorial cooperation.The project focuses on the creation of a future fit skills agenda, sub-regional branding, an accessible network of public transport, capitalising on the announced merger between the two harbour companies (Dutch Seaports and Ghent Harbour), and a revitalisation of the rural area.Across Europe, hundreds of cities are improving the lives of their citizens in similar ways. To continue to do so, we need cohesion policy to remain the EU’s main public investment policy.-Cities as partners-City authorities need a much stronger role in shaping decisions on policy and investment priorities in their metropolitan areas, to maximise the potential of cohesion policy.As mayor, I know every corner of my city. Together with my administration, we have daily contact with our citizens.We play a pivotal role – connecting citizens, companies and knowledge institutions. We stimulate cooperation and leave room for experimentation. We can connect EU investments with local needs and we play a central role in implementing EU policy goals.But when it comes to decisions on longer-term investments through EU cohesion policy funding, our role – as for many other cities - is marginal.This undermines the shared ownership and targeted investments that cohesion policy should be based on.The urban agenda for the EU has recognised the added value of bringing cities and other levels of government together, on matters that concern us and our citizens.Let’s bring the way we deal with cohesion policy in line with this partnership approach, to strengthen the policy and position it closer to citizens.-Urban ownership-A stronger cohesion policy will come with solid local ownership.The area and place-based approach is unique to cohesion policy. It makes sense for cities, where challenges affect several sectors of the overall local economy.We must continue to develop the options we have at EU level to address this, through joined up policy and investment instruments.One of our EU-funded projects in Ghent (REFILL) focuses on social innovation: We exchange knowledge with colleagues from other European cities and work together with citizens on how to provide temporary uses for derelict places and unused buildings in the city.The cohesion policy funds invested in this project were essential for us to experiment with new forms of decision-making and social innovation, ecological use of buildings, and for involving our citizens in the process.Similar examples from other cities demonstrate a strong commitment and capacity to engage in both European and local partnerships.Through local expertise, city solutions can be scaled to the EU level or duplicated in other cities, contributing to more effective solutions for everyone.-Cities leading in a globalised world-Sustainable cities have been internationally recognised as one of the goals in the UN’s sustainable development agenda. This highlights the growing importance of cities globally, and at the EU level.Cohesion policy post-2020, a topic of conversation at this week’s Cohesion Forum in Brussels on 26-27 June, must reflect this global recognition of the role of cities – enhancing the tools and mechanisms to empower and support cities directly.As president of EUROCITIES, the network of more than 140 large European cities, I can testify to the commitment of my fellow city mayors to building a stronger and fairer Europe.We do this through local leadership, and in partnership with regional and national governments and the EU.Together, we can ensure that cohesion policy delivers results for citizens and contributes to a stronger Europe.Daniel Termont is the mayor of Ghent in Belgium, and is the president of EUROCITIES
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)
River swelling from snowmelt forces evacuation of 90 homes-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 26, 2017
FRESNO, Calif. — Authorities say 90 homes remain under mandatory evacuation orders following levee breaches along a river in California, the result of the state's huge springtime snowpack melting in the summer heat.The Tulare County Sheriff's Office posted aerial photos Sunday showing several submerged houses at the Kings River Golf and Country Club. Deputies went door to door asking residents to leave after a 15-foot-wide breach opened along the river Friday.A total of 300 people had to evacuate, and floodwaters have damaged seven structures and 18 RVs in the area east of Kingsburg, the Fresno Bee reported (http://bit.ly/2u3TewA). Crews are bringing in sandbags to fill the breaches.The Kings River began to flood Wednesday about 25 miles (40 kilometres ) north of Fresno as temperatures soared, melting snow in the Sierra Nevada and sending it downstream."It was like a war zone out here," country club resident Doreen Dalbey told the Bee. "At one point it (the water) got scary high. I thought the whole house would flood. We thought the water was going a different direction but it started making its way to us. I knew when I saw the water filling up a sand trap and how fast it filled up that we were in trouble and we need to run."In May, state water managers said California's springtime snowpack was nearly double its normal levels following five years of historic drought, including two of the driest in the state's recorded history..A flood warning will be in place for the Kings River area until Monday.The Associated Press.
Dutch scientists fete rare meteorite find-Agence France-Presse-YAHOONEWS-June 26, 2017
The Hague (AFP) - Dutch scientists on Monday celebrated the rare discovery of meteorite in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of our solar system."Meteorites are very special because we do not have rocks of this age on earth," said geologist Leo Kriegsman from the Naturalis biodiversity centre in Leiden in a YouTube video marking the occasion.The fist-sized meteorite, weighing about 500 grammes (one pound), crashed through the roof of a shed in the small town of Broek in Waterland, just north of Amsterdam, in January probably travelling at the speed of a high-velocity train.It was discovered the next morning by the residents under a broken pile of wood from the roof, but despite an extensive search, no other fragments have been found in the area.Even though meteor showers probably reach the northern European country every three to four years, the small space rocks are very hard to find as they can often end up in water, or peat-bogs or strewn on forest floors where they are hard to distinguish.- 'Very exciting' -This is only the sixth meteorite found in the past 200 years in The Netherlands, and the last such find dates back to 1990. So Kriegsman said it was "very exciting" when the home-owners contacted them about their find."We can learn from it what happened in the very beginning of the solar system when you had a stellar cloud that collapsed and minerals started to form, when planetoids started to form for the very first time," said Kriegsman."So it gives us information on what happened at the very beginning when the Earth was formed."He estimated that the meteorite probably came from the region between Mars and Jupiter where there is a large asteroid belt with "a lot of rocks and small planets" flying around which sometimes fall out of their orbit.The Leiden centre unveiled the meteorite on Monday, after carrying out extensive tests."We wanted to be 100 percent sure of what kind of meteorite it was, so we needed to carry out some research first," Kriegsman told AFP. This one has been identified as a type L6 chrondite, which is a fairly common kind.But Kriegsman said all meteorites add to the scientific body of knowledge, and places like Antarctica and the Sahara desert where many have been found have boosted the science in recent years."There are many different types of meteorites, and it's always useful to have more meteorites even if they confirm the theory that we already have," he told AFP.He now plans to carry out further research on the space rock, with the help of a masters student, to try to determine from what depth of an earlier planet it may have come.
WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)
EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18
OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)
U.S. Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban order-[Reuters]-By Lawrence Hurley-YAHOONEWS-June 26, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary bans on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the United States while agreeing to hear his appeals in the closely watched legal fight.The court, which narrowed the scope of lower court rulings that had completely blocked his March 6 executive order, said it would hear arguments on the legality of one of Trump's signature policies in his first months as president in the court's next term, which starts in October.The justices granted parts of his administration's emergency request to put the order into effect immediately while the legal battle continues.The court said that the travel ban will go into effect "with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."The Supreme Court left the lower-court injunctions against the ban in place, but only with respect to the challengers to the ban themselves and others in similar circumstances, meaning they involve people in the United States who have relationships with foreign nationals abroad and whose rights might be affected if those foreigners were excluded from entry.But the court said the injunctions were too broad to also include barring enforcement of the ban against foreigners who have no connection to the United States at all. "Denying entry to such a foreign national does not burden any American party by reason of that party's relationship with the foreign national," the court said.The court also said it would allow a 120-day ban on all refugees entering the United States to go into effect on the same grounds, allowing the government to exclude from the United States refugee claimants who do not have any "bona fide relationship" with an American individual or entity.Three of the court's conservatives said they would have granted Trump's request in full, including Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch.The case is Trump's first major challenge at the Supreme Court, where he restored a 5-4 conservative majority with the appointment of Gorsuch, who joined the bench in April. There are five Republican appointees on the court and four Democratic appointees.The March 6 order called for a 90-day ban on travelers from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and a 120-day ban on all refugees entering the United States to enable the government to implement stronger vetting procedures. It was blocked by federal judges before going into effect on March 16 as planned.Trump issued the order amid rising international concern about attacks carried out by Islamist militants like those in Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin and other cities. But critics have called the order a mean-spirited, intolerant and un-American "Muslim ban."The state of Hawaii and a group of plaintiffs in Maryland represented by the American Civil Liberties Union argued that the order violated federal immigration law and the Constitution's First Amendment prohibition on the government favoring or disfavoring any particular religion. Regional federal appeals courts in Virginia and California both upheld district judge injunctions blocking the order.Trump signed the order as a replacement for a Jan. 27 order issued a week after he became president that also was blocked by federal courts. The revised order was intended to overcome the legal issues posed by the original ban, which also included Iraq among the nations targeted and a full ban on refugees from Syria. The revised order also jettisoned language that gave preferential status to persecuted religious minorities, which critics said could be taken as favoring Christians and other religious groups over Muslims.Trump has called the March order a "watered down, politically correct" version of the January one. But the order still embodied his "America First" nationalist message and reflected his views of the dangers posed to the United States by certain immigrants and visitors.The administration has said the travel ban is needed to allow time to implement stronger vetting measures, although it has already rolled out some new requirements not blocked by courts, including additional questions for visa applicants.(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley. Additional reporting by Andrew Chung; Editing by Will Dunham)
Donald Trump Becomes First President In Two Decades To Not Host A Ramadan Dinner-[HuffPost]-Hayley Miller-YAHOONEWS-June 25, 2017
Breaking with tradition, the White House under President Donald Trump did not host an iftar dinner, the meal Muslims eat to break their daily fast during Ramadan.The dinner, which has been often attended by prominent members of the U.S. Muslim community, began in 1996 during former President Bill Clinton’s White House tenure and continued through the subsequent Bush and Obama administrations.But Trump and first lady Melania simply issued a brief statement Saturday that offered “warm greetings” to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the close of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting.On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eidal-Fitr.Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity. Now, as they commemorate Eid with family and friends, they carry on the tradition of helping neighbors and breaking bread with people from all walks of life.During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill. With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honor these values.Eid Mubarak.Trump’s decision to skip hosting the dinner comes after he released a controversial statement meant to mark the beginning of Ramadan. Many members of the Muslim community condemned the message, which largely focused on terrorism.“This year, the holiday begins as the world mourns the innocent victims of barbaric terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom and Egypt, acts of depravity that are directly contrary to the spirit of Ramadan,” read a White House statement issued in May. “Such acts only steel our resolve to defeat the terrorists and their perverted ideology.”Trump’s remarks starkly contrast with those by then-President Barack Obama during Ramadan last year. In June 2016, Obama and then-first lady Michelle announced plans to host an Eid celebration in the White House and praised American Muslims for their contributions to the U.S.“Muslim Americans have been part of our American family since its founding,” the Obamas wrote in a statement roughly five times longer than Trump’s Ramadan message. “We look forward to welcoming Americans from around the country to celebrate the holiday.”Secretary of states have also traditionally hosted Iftar dinners since 1999 ― but not this year. Trump’s top diplomat, Rex Tillerson, declined an invitation this year from the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs to host an Eid al-Fitr celebration, according to CNN.With its break from precedent, the Trump administration shunned an opportunity to reach out to the U.S. Muslim community whose leaders have said has been ostracized by the president’s rhetoric and his policies, including his proposed travel ban.Imam Talib Shareef, president of the Nation’s Mosque in Washington, D.C., called Trump’s decision “disappointing.”“To stop it doesn’t send a good message” Shareef told Newsweek.Referring to one of Trump’s main pastimes, he added: “You get the chance to go golfing and all this other kind of stuff. How come you don’t have time for a population of your society that needs some assistance?”
Anti-Islam rally in Calgary meets with counter-protest but remains peaceful-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-June 25, 2017
The event billed on social media as a "Patriotic Unity Mega Festival" in front of Calgary's city hall on Sunday was met by an opposing group rallying against what they saw as a message of intolerance.Gathered on one side of the municipal plaza were members of the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam (WCAI), which was denied a special event permit for the rally by the city.Officials said in a written response to the group the decision was "on the basis that your organization, and messages it espouses, are hateful."Across the plaza were members of Calgary Anti-Fascist Action (AFA), who say they wanted to show unity against what they called messages of intolerance and hate.Standing between the two groups were Calgary police officers, ensuring things remained peaceful.Insults, slurs and chants were hurled back and forth. However, no arrests were made.Among the few dozen people watching the two sides rally was Lifetime Adventure Travel guide Judi Sommerville, who was leading a two-hour tour of the downtown."It's totally embarrassing," she said. "And it does not represent our city in the least. This is where we start the tour and talk about city hall and some artifacts, and it's not a very good way to begin a tour of our beautiful, interesting city."-Weekend of rallies-Sunday's rallies culminated three days of protests and counter-protests in the city.On Friday, about 100 people chanted and listened to speeches to mark the annual International Day of al-Quds. Nearby, about 50 pro-Israel demonstrators chanted, sang and danced.A heavy police presence also kept those two groups apart.Then on Saturday, an event called We Stand United in One Love Canada was held as a protest against the WCAI event, which was originally planned for Saturday.Later in the day, another rally organized by Calgary Anti-Oppression Network was held, also in opposition to the WCAI event.
Occupation is a crime': Regina Muslims protest international oppression-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-June 25, 2017
A small group with a strong message gathered at Victoria Park on Saturday to mark al-Quds Day in Regina.Every year at the end of Ramadan, people of the Muslim faith use the day to voice their support for people who are oppressed. Events are held around the world as a sign of solidarity with the Palestinian people and other groups.About 25 people chanted and listened to speeches to mark the day in Regina."We want to show our support for the oppressed people and stand against the oppressors, those who are unjust and tyrant people," Imam Syed Sha told the CBC.Sha came from Halifax to celebrate the month of Ramadan with people in the city and to deliver a lecture about the holy month of fasting. He led the rally on Saturday, with chants including: "Occupation is a crime. Free, free Palestine."He said as Muslims, they want to stand up for people in Canada and elsewhere who are being oppressed, regardless of their religion."Our religion teaches us wherever there is someone that's oppressed... if he has no religion or faith that is fine, because he is a human being," said Sha. "We believe in humanity. If he is a human being, he is my brother."In Calgary, people took part in opposing but peaceful rallies at city hall on Friday night.Along with about 100 people who were there to mark al-Quds Day, about 50 pro-Israel demonstrators on the other side of the municipal plaza chanted, sang and danced.There were no pro-Israel supporters at the al-Quds rally in Regina.
HOMOSEXUALS.(SODOMITE RAINBOW GROUPERS)(TRANSGENDER MIXED BAG ALSO)
13 If a man also lie with mankind,(ANOTHER MAN) as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind,(ANOTHER MAN) as with womankind: it is abomination.
2 TIMOTHY 3:3
3 Without natural affection,(HOMOSEXUALS) trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
1 CORINTHIANS 6:9,
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate,(HARDENED SODOMITE RAINBOW GROUPERRS) nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:(HOMOSEXUALITY,AND ALL SEX SINS)
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:(LESBIENS)
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly,(SODOMITES) and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.(AIDS ETC)
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
GOD CREATED THEM MALE AND FEMALE IN MARRIAGE
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,(HAVE LOTS OF CHILDREN) and replenish the earth,(HOMOSEXUALS CAN NOT REPLENISH THE EARTH WITH CHILDREN)(BY HAVING SEX WITH EACH OTHER) and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Happy Pride!": Trudeau attends Toronto parade absent of police floats-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 25, 2017
TORONTO — Thousands cheered on Toronto's annual Pride parade Sunday and waved rainbow flags, though continued debate over the exclusion of the city's police force swirled amid the colourful procession that weaved its way through the downtown core.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne were among the dignitaries who were marching in the procession. Trudeau was casually dressed in a blue blazer and pink shirt, with a temporary tattoo of a rainbow-coloured maple leaf on his left cheek. He waved at the thousands of people who lined both sides of the parade route down Yonge Street, frequently yelling out, "Happy Pride!""It's all about how we celebrate the multiple layers of identities that make Canada extraordinary and strong," Trudeau told reporters before the parade started.Sophie Gregoire Trudeau waved a rainbow flag, one of the symbols of the LGBTQ community. Two of the Trudeaus' children were marching along with their parents. Multi-coloured streamers and Canadian flags hung from some balconies along the parade route, and many people watched from rooftops along Yonge Street as the parade went by below. The event started under cloudy skies and sporadic rain, but the sun came out toward the end of the event.Police officers were still present as security guards, but there was continued talk Sunday over the decision by organizers to keep the Toronto police float and uniformed officers out of this year's parade.Toronto pastor and prominent gay activist Brent Hawkes touched on the issue when he opened Toronto Pride with his final service, emphasizing the importance of making everyone feel welcome."Inclusion is the core value in our community and as long as a group or a company supports LGBT equality, then in my opinion, welcome aboard," he said.Organizers should not be able to tell people what to wear at Pride, Hawkes added."Because I probably wear a uniform that represents the group that has done the most damage to the LGBT community — the Christian Church," he said. "So I would say don't ban what's offensive to some, reform it to the benefit of everyone."In January, organizers agreed to a list of demands issued by the Toronto chapter of Black Lives Matter, which included the police ban.The issue first came to widespread public attention during last year's parade, when members of the anti-racism group staged a sit-in that halted the march until Pride organizers agreed to a list of conditions.Black Lives Matter has argued that allowing uniformed officers at the parade could discourage marginalized communities from attending.Barry Trenthan, who marched in this year's Toronto Pride with Rainbow Railroad, a group that helps LGBT people living in countries with anti-gay laws, has attended Pride for the last 30 years. He said he has mixed feelings about the decision to bar the police. "I remember when there was no way police would be a part of it publicly," he said, adding that it felt like a "coup" to get their approval. But police support isn't meaningful "if not all of us are supported," he said.Toronto Mayor John Tory, who was also taking part in the parade, expressed hope a solution would be found well before next year's event."Any time anybody is excluded it can't be a good thing," Tory told reporters. "We've got to get it resolved, we'll resolve it in the Toronto way, which is by talking about it and I'm very optimistic that it will be resolved in time for next year."In response to the ban on police floats and uniformed officers, a group from Toronto police took part in the pride parade in New York City.Last month, the Gay Officers Action League of New York extended the invitation for Toronto officers to join uniformed members of the New York Police Department in the pride events Sunday.For many attendees, the parade itself was the central focus of the day. Lucky Vincent Bersales, who grew up in the Philippines, marched for the first time in this year's parade, wearing a floor-length blue dress with diamond accents. "I love Toronto," said Bersales, who describes himself as a cross-dresser. "They accept me for who I am and what I am, and that's what I'm proud of. This is the first time I love myself."Black Lives Matter didn't hold up the Toronto parade this year, but did stage a protest down the parade route after Pride had wound down. Members of the group also held a similar demonstration in downtown Vancouver.Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations also took part in this year's event, making him the first National Chief to participate in a Pride event.Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press.
Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 26, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado.The justices said Monday they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.The case asks the high court to balance the religious rights of the baker against the couple's right to equal treatment under the law. Similar disputes have popped up across the United States.The decision to take on the case reflects renewed energy among the court's conservative justices, whose ranks have recently been bolstered by the addition of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the high court.The court will review a Colorado court decision that found baker Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop discriminated against the gay couple under Colorado law.Phillips told the Supreme Court he has free speech and religious rights under the First Amendment that should protect him. He said he should not be compelled to bake a cake specifically to honour a same-sex marriage.Colorado's anti-discrimination law protects people on the basis of their sexual orientation. Charlie Craig and David Mullins filed a complaint against Phillips and his suburban Denver shop after Phillips said he would not create and decorate a cake in honour of their marriage.Colorado did not permit same-sex couples to marry until 2014. Two years earlier, Craig and Mullin were planning to fly to Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage was legal, and host a reception in Denver upon their return to Colorado. They wanted the cake for the occasion.The Associated Press.
AP: Authorities delayed investigating gay 'demons' case-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 26, 2017
SPINDALE, N.C. — For two years, Matthew Fenner said he pleaded with authorities to investigate his allegations that a group of fellow congregants at the Word of Faith Fellowship church had punched, slapped and choked him to expel his "homosexual demons."An Associated Press investigation found that Rutherford County investigators and then-District Attorney Brad Greenway delayed investigating and told Fenner his only option was to pursue misdemeanour charges against the church members he said assaulted him for nearly two hours in the evangelical church's sanctuary.The AP's conclusions are based on more than a dozen interviews and court documents, along with a series of secretly made recordings that were provided of Fenner's meetings with law enforcement authorities, including Rutherford County Sheriff Chris Francis.In February, the AP detailed how many Word of Faith Fellowship congregants were regularly attacked both physically and verbally in an attempt to "purify" sinners by beating out devils.The church has come under scrutiny by law enforcement and social services authorities on numerous occasions with little effect, mostly because followers refused to co-operate . But Fenner's relentless pursuit eventually led to the indictment of five congregants, who were charged with kidnapping and assault."The whole investigation should have taken a month," said Michael Davis, who spent 15 years as a Rutherford County sheriff's investigator before retiring last year, and was not involved in Fenner's case. "They should have interviewed witnesses. They should have gone to the church. They should have written up a report and sent it over to the sheriff, then to the DA. But that didn't happen. None of that happened."Greenway said he couldn't recall details of the Fenner case, but initially believed it wasn't a "big deal" based on what the sheriff told him. Francis said Greenway made the decision not to pursue charges early on.In May, more than four years after Fenner said he was assaulted, longtime minister Brooke Covington became the first of the five church members to go on trial in proceedings that attracted national attention due to AP's investigation.Superior Court Judge Gary Gavenus declared a mistrial when the jury foreman shared three unauthorized documents during deliberations, and a retrial is scheduled for Sept. 11.The judge also issued a gag order that is being challenged by the AP preventing witnesses, prosecutors and jurors from discussing the case. The witnesses interviewed for this story talked to AP before that order was issued.During the trial, Fenner, now 24, testified that he didn't call police the night of the Jan. 27, 2013, attack because he was afraid he would be beaten again. At the time, Fenner said he and nearly 20 other people were living in Covington's house.When Fenner fled to his grandparents two days later, they called authorities. But Fenner told the jury that law enforcement — ranging from the Rutherford County sheriff's office to the Federal Bureau of Investigation — didn't take his allegations seriously.The AP found that Fenner not only told law enforcement agencies about what happened to him, but also warned of ongoing abuse in the church."Over the last two decades, it appears that different politicians or leaders in the community have had a certain fear of the Word of Faith and for whatever reason that sort of encapsulated them and made them untouchable," said Jerry Wease, chairman of the Rutherford County Democratic Party and a licensed counsellor who has worked with people who left the church.He added: "If no one is going to stand up and say choking, beating, violence and abuse is illegal and morally wrong, I have one question: Why? Why is every elected official not standing up and saying this?"The sect was founded in 1979 by Jane Whaley, a former math teacher, and her husband, Sam, a former used car salesman. Under Jane Whaley's leadership, Word of Faith Fellowship grew from a handful of followers to a congregation of about 750 in North Carolina and nearly 2,000 members in churches in Brazil, Ghana and affiliations in Sweden, Scotland and other countries.Allegations of abuse at Word of Faith Fellowship date back years, but church leaders have dodged any serious consequences. In another previous story, the AP outlined how congregants were ordered by church leaders to lie to authorities looking into reports of abuse and coached on what to say by two assistant district attorneys and a veteran social worker who are members of the church.After that report, the prosecutors left their jobs and the social worker resigned. All three had worked in nearby counties.Fenner was a teenager when he joined the church with his mother and brothers in 2010. During his years at Word of Faith, he testified that he saw congregants, including children, subjected to violent deliverance and a practice called blasting — an ear-piercing verbal onslaught often conducted in hours-long sessions meant to cast out devils.He said he experienced both himself, but nothing like what happened in January 2013, when he was surrounded by nearly two dozen people while leaving a service.Danielle Cordes, one of four former church members who told AP they witnessed the attack, said, "They just kept hitting him over and over. It was horrible. ... I thought that he was going to be the first person they killed."Several witnesses told the AP that when Fenner initially talked to a Rutherford County sheriff's deputy the day after fleeing the church, he wasn't ready to press charges."I was still confused and hurt. I needed time to think," he told the AP.On Jan. 31, 2013, he met with FBI agent Fred Molina, who was investigating a complaint from another congregant who said he was beaten because he was gay. Fenner detailed what happened to him, along with the abuse of other congregants, six people told the AP.A month later, Fenner called the FBI to check on the progress of the agency's inquiry and was told a new agent was on the case because Molina was about to retire. That agent never called him back, Fenner said. When he received a letter months after that saying the FBI wasn't going to investigate, he inquired why and said he was told it was because the other church member who reported being attacked had recanted.Molina declined to talk to the AP, saying he was told by his former bosses not to discuss the case. But Nancy Burnette, who became familiar with the church through her court work with foster children and who helped some congregants flee, said Molina told her that he was pulled from the investigation. He urged her to "keep fighting" to get the "truth out," she said.The FBI referred questions to the Charlotte office of U.S. Attorney Jill Rose, who said Fenner's allegations did not rise to the level of a federal crime.Fenner said he talked to sheriff's detective Joey Sisk about the assault on June 7, 2013, and that he and other former church members pressed Sisk for updates for months.On an October 2013 recording obtained by the AP, Sisk told Fenner that Greenway, then the district attorney, read Fenner's statement about the attack and said no criminal charges would be pursued.Sisk said Fenner's only recourse was trying to file misdemeanour charges with the local magistrate, which is allowed under North Carolina law, though experts say magistrates rarely issue warrants."Ok, so let me get this straight," Fenner said on the recording. "He's willing to look at assault by strangulation, slapping, holding me against my will and say, 'That's just a misdemeanour ?'""That's what he's telling me," Sisk responded. Sisk could not answer questions from the AP because he is barred from speaking under the gag order.The AP found that Fenner kept pushing the issue, telling the directors of two local child-welfare agencies that ministers were abusing children in the church's K-12 school."During my time, I watched a lot of bad things happen to a lot of people," Fenner told the director of the Rutherford County Department of Social Services in a December 2013 meeting that was secretly taped.The director, John Carroll, declined to comment to the AP about the meeting.Fenner also met in January 2014 with Rose, who was then an assistant U.S. attorney in Charlotte, hoping to get help under a federal law governing hate crimes motivated by a victim's sexual orientation, gender and race.On a tape obtained by the AP, Fenner, two former church members and two advocates told Rose about widespread abuse at Word of Faith. Rose responded that she was familiar with the church because she was an assistant prosecutor in a North Carolina district that included Spindale in the 1990s."We had a horrible time trying to make cases against them," she said on the recording. "For whatever reason, it was always something."At the end of the meeting, Rose said she would think about her next step and promised to stay in touch. But Fenner said she did not return any follow-up calls.Rose told the AP that she decided Fenner's allegations did not fully meet the requirements of the federal hate crimes statute for religion or sexual orientation because they contained no element of interstate commerce, involving movement across state lines.All the while, Fenner had been trying to set up meetings with Greenway and Francis, the sheriff. He finally succeeded in landing a meeting with Francis in August 2014 as he was preparing to start classes at the University of North Carolina."I have not looked at one thing in your case file," the sheriff said in a recording of the meeting obtained by the AP, adding that Greenway "personally reviewed" the allegations and decided not to prosecute.Then Francis suggested that Fenner file misdemeanour charges with the magistrate. "I'll walk you over there right now," he said.When Fenner returned to Spindale on his fall break in October, he camped outside Greenway's office with five family members and friends. Within an hour, they said, Greenway met with them.The AP talked to three people who attended the meeting, who said they told Greenway that both Francis and Sisk earmarked the district attorney as the one who declined to prosecute.Although Sisk had told Fenner a year earlier that Greenway had read Fenner's statement, Greenway told them he didn't know details of the case because he hadn't seen an incident report. Fenner said he soon discovered that either no one at the sheriff's office had created a report or it couldn't be located."Greenway refused to do anything until he got one," said Fenner's aunt, Lynn Rape. So Fenner and his family walked across the street to the sheriff's office and found a "sympathetic" deputy who took his statement, Rape said.In an interview with the AP this February, Greenway said he could not recall many details about the Fenner case."The sheriff told me early on it was not a felony kidnapping case," he said. When asked how he came to that conclusion, Greenway responded: "I don't know."Francis disputed that characterization. He told the AP that the protocol is for his department to present information to the district attorney's office for a determination on whether to file charges. The sheriff also said he had limited involvement in the investigation.As for Greenway, he told the AP that the church was influential and that its accusers weren't always reliable. The church "would make sure they would bring in all these well-dressed congregants to tell a different story. Don't take this the wrong way — and I knew people were being abused down there — but you just got tired going against them," he said.In December 2014, a month after Greenway lost his re-election bid, a grand jury indicted the five Word of Faith Fellowship members."If it wasn't for our pressure," Rape said, "nothing would have happened."Added Davis, the former sheriff's investigator: "They just wanted the case to go away. They never expected Fenner to push so hard."___Mohr reported from Jackson, Mississippi.___Read more of AP's investigation of the Word of Faith Fellowship here: http://apne.ws/2lmuzDA___The AP National Investigative Team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org-Mitch Weiss And Holbrook Mohr, The Associated Press.
Toll from oil tanker fire in Pakistan climbs to 157-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-June 26, 2017
MULTAN, Pakistan — Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll to 157.The truck, carrying some 25,000 litres (6,600 gallons) of gasoline, was travelling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore when the driver lost control and crashed on a highway outside the town of Bahawalpur early on Sunday.Alerted by an announcement over a loudspeaker at a local mosque, scores of villagers rushed to the scene to collect the spilled fuel. When the fire broke out, the villagers were engulfed in flames, many burned beyond recognition.Dr. Nahid Ahmed at the Nishter Hospital in Multan, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) away, said four of the victims that were brought from Bahawalpur had died overnight, bringing the death toll to 157. Ahmed said 50 more severely burned victims were being treated at his hospital.Rescue official Mohammad Baqar at the Bahawalpur hospital said 20 more victims were transported on Monday by a military C-130 plane to Lahore for better medical care.Prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who visited the Victoria Hospital in Bahawalpur on Monday, ordered that more of those most critically hurt be transferred to bigger hospitals in the area, Baqar said.Sharif cut short his trip abroad and rushed back home, reaching Bahawalpur on Monday to visit the victims and console the affected families. Sharif also announced 2 million rupees — almost $20,000 — as financial assistance for each family that lost someone in the highway inferno. Sharif also handed over checks of 1 million rupees ($10,000) for each burn victim being treated at the hospital in Bahawalpur."This is not compensation, no compensation is possible for precious human life, but it is to help the affected families in distress," Sharif said.Many of the bodies will have to be identified through DNA testing, said Baqar."I have never seen anything like it in my life. Victims trapped in the fireball. They were screaming for help," said Abdul Malik, a police officer who was among the first to arrive at the scene.When the flames subsided, he said, "we saw bodies everywhere. So many were just skeletons. The people who were alive were in really bad shape."The dead included men, women and children.The disaster struck on the eve of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr that follows the holy month of Ramadan. While Saudi Arabia and most other Muslim countries started celebrating the holiday Sunday, Pakistanis are marking it on Monday.___Associated Press Writer Zarar Khan in Islamabad contributed to this report.Irum Asim, The Associated Press.