Tuesday, September 04, 2007
WORLD ABIDES FOREVER
4 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
The Mayan Calender is very interesting it ends on December 23,2012. The Mayans thought this was a catostophic date, not the end of the world.
WHAT COULD THE MAYANS HAVE IN MIND FOR SUCH AN IMPORTANT DATE? COULD IT BE THE COMING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST? EASILY SO, BECAUSE EVERY SIGN IS NOW WITH US LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. WE WILL NOT KNOW THE DAY AND HOUR, BUT WE WILL KNOW ITS CLOSE BY ALL THE SIGNS BEING LITERALLY FULFILLED BEFORE OUR EYES UPON THE EARTH.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things,( SIGNS,Happening literally on the earth) know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
WOULD IT NOT BE FANTASTIC IF IT WAS THE DATE FOR THE RAPTURE OF THE TRUE BELIEVERS TO HEAVEN,THIS WOULD BE MARVELOUS FOR US WHO ARE WAITING FOR HIS APPEARING TO MEET US IN THE CLOUDS BEFORE THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD OF HELL ON EARTH. AFTER ALL SALVATION IS A FREE GIFT AND THE TRUE BELIEVERS WILL NOT WRATH THROUGH THE TRIBULATION PERIOD BECAUSE WE WILL BE IN HEAVEN WITH OUR SAVIOR KING JESUS THE GOD OF ISRAEL AND THE WORLD.
Felix nears Honduras' Miskito Coast By ESTEBAN FELIX, Associated Press Writer SEPT 4,07
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Hurricane Felix strengthened into a Category 5 monster storm early Tuesday, forecasters said, just as it prepared to make landfall near the Nicaragua-Honduras border, home to thousands of stranded Miskito Indians. Meanwhile, off Mexico's Pacific coast, Tropical Storm Henriette strengthened into a hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said, with winds of 75 mph. It is on a path that would take it near or over Mexico's southern Baja Peninsula by Tuesday afternoon.In the hours before Felix — which the National Hurricane Center said reached Category 5 — was to make landfall early Tuesday, Grupo Taca Airlines frantically airlifted tourists from the Honduran island of Roatan, popular for its pristine reefs and diving resorts.About 1,000 people were taken off the island, including 19 Americans evacuated by a U.S. Chinook helicopter sent from the Soto Cano Air Base on mainland Honduras. Another 1,000 people were removed from low-lying coastal areas and smaller islands.
Bob Shearer, 54, from Butler, Pa., said he was disappointed his family's scuba diving trip to Roatan was cut short by the evacuation order. I only got seven dives in. I hope they didn't jump the gun too soon, he said as he waited for a flight home in the San Pedro Sula airport.Felix's top winds were at 160 mph as it headed west early Tuesday, and forecasters warned it could strengthen again before landfall along the Miskito Coast. From there, it was projected to rake northern Honduras, slam into southern Belize on Wednesday and then cut across northern Guatemala and southern Mexico, well south of Texas.Its massive storm surge could devastate Indian communities along the Miskito Coast, an isolated region straddling the Honduras-Nicaragua border where Miskito Indians live in wooden shacks, get around on canoes and subsist on fish, beans, rice, cassava and plantains. Thousands were stranded along the coast late Monday.The only path to safety is up rivers and across lakes that are too shallow for regular boats, but many lack gasoline for long journeys. Provincial health official Efrain Burgos estimated that 18,000 people must find their own way to higher ground.The storm was following the same path as 1998's Hurricane Mitch, a sluggish storm that stalled for a week over Central America, killing nearly 11,000 people and leaving more than 8,000 missing, mostly in Honduras and Nicaragua.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Felix could dump up to 12 inches of rain in isolated parts of northern Honduras and northeastern Nicaragua, possibly bringing flash floods and mudslides. As far away as the highland capital of Tegucigalpa, more than 100 miles inland, authorities cleared vendors from markets prone to flooding.
Across the border in Belize City, skies grew increasingly cloudy and winds kicked up as residents boarded windows and lined up for gas. Tourists competed for the last seats on flights to Atlanta and Miami. Police went door-to-door forcing evacuations.
This is only the fourth Atlantic hurricane season since 1886 with more than one Category 5 hurricane, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Only 31 such storms have been recorded in the Atlantic, including eight in the last five seasons.At 5 a.m. EDT, Felix remained a fearsome hurricane. It was centered 65 miles southeast of the Nicaragua-Honduras border, moving west at 16 mph.Off Mexico's Pacific coast, meanwhile, Hurricane Henriette was on a path to hit the resort-studded tip of the Baja California Peninsula on Tuesday.The hurricane center said it was expected to be near or over the southern Baja Peninsula by Tuesday afternoon or evening.Earlier, Henriette caused flooding and landslides that killed six people in Acapulco. On Monday, police in Cabo San Lucas said high surf stirred up by Henriette led to the drowning of an unidentified woman.Associated Press writers Paul Kiernan in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Olga Rodriguez in Belize City; Diego Mendez in San Salvador, El Salvador; and Freddy Cuevas en Tegicugalpa, Honduras contributed to this report. On the Net: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
Russian bombers launch missiles over Arctic
By Richard Holt - 2:03am BST 04/09/2007
Twelve Russian strategic bombers are taking part in military exercises above the Arctic involving the launching of tactical cruise missiles. David Blair: Putin's Bear is not a frightening beast. In pictures: President Putin reveals even more
The Russian air force spokesman did not specify the exact location of the exercises but confirmed that the TU-95MC bombers would take off from five air bases stretching from the Volga River city of Engels to Anadyr on the Chukotka Peninsula overlooking the United States.
Russian bomber being shadowed by a RAF jet last month
The planes will also practise mid-air refuelling from Il-78 transport planes, he said. President Vladimir Putin announced last month that Russia has resumed long-range patrols by its bomber planes for the first time since the end of the Cold War.
Mr Putin said the resumption of patrols was needed to guarantee national security. In August RAF fighter jets were sent to intercepts a Russian bomber which was heading towards British air space over the North Atlantic.The Arctic exercises follow a widely advertised scientific expedition to the North Pole last month with the task of finding justification for Russia's claims for a bigger slice of the Arctic zone, believed to have rich mineral resources. Relations with both Europe and the United States have been deteriorating as Russia, buoyed by booming energy prices, has shaken off the post-Soviet malaise of the 1990s. Western criticism has mounted as Mr Putin curtailed freedoms in Russia and imposed economic punishments on ex-Soviet neighbours who had pursued a pro-Western course.
In June The Kremlin was angered by US plans to move missile systems into eastern Europe. Mr Putin threatened to aim Russian nuclear missiles at European cities in retaliation. While Washington insists that the missiles are directed at the growing threat of Iran and North Korea, the Kremlin is convinced they are directed at Russia. Earlier this month Sergei Ivanov, the hawkish Russian defence minister seen as a possible successor to Mr Putin when he stands down next year, announced an eight-year £100 billion military upgrade. Defence spending has quadrupled since Mr Putin came to power in May 2000.
China hacked into Pentagon computer network: report Tue Sep 4, 12:02 AM ET
BEIJING (AFP) - China's military successfully hacked into the Pentagon's computer network, raising fears it could disrupt the US defence department's systems, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. The Chinese military's cyber attack was carried out in June following months of efforts, the London-based newspaper said, citing unnamed current and former US officials.While the Pentagon declined to say who was behind the hacking, which led to the shutdown of a computer system serving the office of Defence Secretary Robert Gates, officials told the paper it was China's People's Liberation Army.The PLA has demonstrated the ability to conduct attacks that disable our system, the paper quoted a former US official as saying.One senior US official reportedly said the Pentagon had pinpointed the exact origin of the attack.
The paper quoted another person familiar with the event as saying there was a very high level of confidence... trending towards total certainty that the PLA was responsible.The paper said both the US and Chinese militaries were widely assumed to conduct computer espionage on each other.But US officials said the penetration in June raised concerns to a new level because of fears that China had shown it could disrupt systems at critical times, the Financial Times reported.A spokesman for the Chinese defence ministry declined to comment on the report when contacted by AFP on Tuesday.China's foreign ministry also declined to comment immediately, asking for questions to be faxed through.Reports of China hacking into German government systems were also raised last week between Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel.German weekly Der Spiegel reported that espionage programmes traced to the PLA had been detected in computer systems at Merkel's office, the foreign ministry and other government agencies in Berlin.We in the government took (the reports) as a matter of grave concern, Wen said after meeting Merkel.
Court: Israel must re-route barrier By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press Writer SEPT 4,07
BILIN, West Bank - In an embarrassing blow to Israel, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state to redraw the route of its West Bank separation barrier near a Palestinian village that has come to symbolize opposition to the enclosure.
Residents of the village of Bilin went to court arguing that the current route, built on village land, kept them from their fields and orchards, which remained on the other side of the barrier. Villagers and their Israeli and foreign supporters have protested at the barrier every Friday for the past 2 1/2 years, routinely sparring with police in clashes that have wounded dozens.The Israeli government argued that the route was necessary to protect residents of the nearby settlement of Modiin Illit, and completed the section of fence that cut through Bilin's lands despite the protests.
A three-judge Supreme Court panel unanimously rejected the government's argument Tuesday, ordering defense planners to change the barrier's route so it causes less harm to the village's residents.We were not convinced that it is necessary for security-military reasons to retain the current route that passes on Bilin's lands, Chief Justice Dorit Beinish wrote in the decision.The judges specified that this will require destroying the existing fence in certain places and building a new one, and ordered the government to come up with a new route in a reasonable period of time.Israel's Supreme Court has made several such rulings in the past, ordering authorities to move the fence in several parts of the West Bank.As word of the ruling got out, elated Bilin residents poured out of homes and schools and headed toward the fence. Gathering near several army jeeps, they chanted We won, and They demolished the Berlin wall, we want to demolish the Bilin wall.
Abdullah Abu Rahma, one of the leaders of the weekly protest, jubilantly honked the horn of his Honda jeep.We went to court, hired the best lawyers in Israel and we won, he said. Abu Rahma termed the ruling wonderful, but said villagers would keep fighting until the fence was moved entirely off Bilin's land.The Israeli Defense Ministry said in a statement that it would study the ruling and respect it.Israel began building the 425-mile barrier — a combination of concrete walls, fences, trenches and patrol roads — along the West Bank in 2002, saying it was a necessary weapon in its war against Palestinian suicide bombers. But the barrier juts into West Bank territory, provoking Palestinian claims that Israel is using security arguments to mask a land grab.
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