Wednesday, August 31, 2011

 

IRENES DESTRUCTION BY STATE

DOCTOR DOCTORIAN FROM ANGEL OF GOD
then the angel said, Financial crisis will come to Asia. I will shake the world.

JAMES 5:1-3
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.

REVELATION 18:10,17,19
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.
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.

EZEKIEL 7:19
19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: 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.

REVELATION 13:16-18
16 And he(FALSE POPE) causeth all,(WORLD SOCIALISM) both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:(CHIP IMPLANT)
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.(6-6-6) A NUMBER SYSTEM

WORLD MARKET RESULTS
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HALF HOUR DOW RESULTS WED AUGUST 31,2011

09:30 AM +2.43
10:00 AM +122.98
10:30 AM +120.75
11:00 AM +79.16
11:30 AM +70.35
12:00 PM +65.07
12:30 PM +87.71
01:00 PM +100.31
01:30 PM +80.43
02:00 PM +52.24
02:30 PM +51.76
03:00 PM +14.19
03:30 PM +3.82
04:00 PM +53.58 11,613.53

S&P 500 1218.89 +5.97

NASDAQ 2579.46 +3.35

GOLD 1,827.80 -2.00

OIL 88.82 -0.08

TSE 300 12,768.70 +134.00

CDNX 1810.87 +8.11

S&P/TSX/60 728.20 +8.13

MORNING,NEWS,STATS

YEAR TO DATE PERFORMANCE
Dow +86 points at 4 minutes of trading today.
Dow +1 points at low today.
Dow +146 points at high today so far.
GOLD opens at $1,827.20.OIL opens at $88.23 today.

AFTERNOON,NEWS,STATS
Dow +1 points at low today so far.
Dow +146 points at high today so far.

WRAPUP,NEWS,STATS
Dow +1 points at low today.
Dow +146 points at high today.

GOLD ALLTIME HIGH $1,902.60 (NOT AT CLOSE)

CRUDE OIL +5.3 MILLION BARRELS
GASOLINE -2.8 MILLION BARRELS
DISTILLATE INVENTORIES +363,000 BARRELS

Spain's Government and Opposition Agree on Budget Restraint Bill-A balanced budget constitutional amendment is on its way to passage in Spain. The unions are displeased.by Aryeh ben Hayim First Publish: 8/30/2011, 7:37 PM

The lower house of the Spanish Cortes overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment on the first reading that would guarantee the principle of budget stability. The tally was 318 in favor, 16 against and two abstentions.Germany already has such a provision; the French government is trying to pass a similar provision but faces opposition. The final vote takes place on Sept. 2, after lawmakers have two days to propose changes to the amendment.The measure is backed by Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and the opposition People's Party.Opposed to the plan are the unions and members of Zapatero's Socialist Party. This anger may depress turnout for the party in the general election that is three months away.Spain hopes that the measure will convince the financial markets to stop driving up interest on Spanish debt. Moody's, the rating agency, has already declared its positive impression and said that it would influence its ratings in a positive vein.

Poland keen for EU to spend its way back to growth
Today AUG 31,11 @ 09:30 By Valentina Pop


Poland has signalled it will push for a bold EU budget in the 2014 to 2020 period in order to boost economic growth amid the financial crisis.Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Brussels on Tuesday (30 August) said his country is a living example that EU funds spent wisely can lead to economic growth.With a growth rate of 4.3 percent last quarter, Poland has made the best out of the EU regional and farming aid put at its disposal, proving that good absorption of EU funds can fuel economic recovery, he added.I want to show off a little bit, he said during a press conference in the EU capital with European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso holding up a map of Poland showing the figure 4.3 percent and a smiley.The Polish politician seemed undeterred by British and German criticism towards the draft budget proposal tabled before the summer recess.We know the debate of the multi-annual financial framework (MFF) is not easy. We don't expect the UK to be enthusiastic, British are always sceptical on EU projects, but we want to focus on a positive outcome,Tusk said.Tusk and Barroso announced that they will hold a high-level conference on the MFF on 20 and 21 October.The meeting, to be co-chaired by Tusk and the heads of the EU commission and Parliament is aimed to deal with the whole philosophy of the EU and fuel a serious debate on how to finance key policies such as regional funding, the Prime Minister explained.He added that an informal meeting of EU affairs ministers in Sopot in July was unexpectedly positive - with a large majority of countries in favour of the commission's generous EU budget draft despite British opposition.

For his part, Barroso said that he was not expecting a unanimous agreement at this stage, but was encouraged by the initial response from an overwhelming majority of member states and the European Parliament.Let's make it a good example of European spirit, to have a focused discussion on the MFF not as a discussion on a budget for Brussels, but a budget for all of Europe,he said.The main point, amid all the austerity measures in member states, is how we can help growth in Europe by means of the EU budget, the Portuguese politician noted.Under the commission blueprint, EU spending would rise to €971.52 billion over the seven-year period, with €1,025 billion pledged in commitments.This compares with €925.5 billion and €975.77 billion under the current period (2007-2013), although there is little change in terms of the budget as a ratio of EU countries' gross national income (GNI).One of the most contentious ideas pinned down in the budget draft is to have a series of EU taxes, including one on financial transactions.Apart from the UK, which is determined to play hardball on the budget increase, Germany in June also rejected the EU financial tax idea. We don't need this tax, the EU has no financing problem,German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle said at the time.

EU banks do not need massive recapitalisation
Today AUG 31,11 @ 08:49 By EUobserver


EU banks don't need urgent and massive recapitalisation, the European Banking Authority has said in response to a news article claiming that EBA chief Andrea Enria is concerned about their health. EU banks have significantly strengthened their capital positions and are able to withstand adverse macroeconomic scenarios, the EBA said.

EU official: Crisis to last two or three years
30.08.11 @ 10:37 By Andrew Rettman


Riegling, chief of the EU financial rescue body, the EFSF, has told Der Spiegel there is good reason to hope the crisis will be over in two to three years' time. He said nobody will quit the eurozone because strong and weak countries have a common interest in its survival.

French business chief sees US plot against EU banks
30.08.11 @ 10:36 By Andrew Rettman


Laurence Parisot, the head of French business lobby Medef, has told Europe 1 radio reports by US media and economists about the weak state of EU banks are a plot to distract from the US debt downgrade. The EU and the US have entered an era of rivalry,she said.

Berlusconi struggles to implement austerity measures
30.08.11 @ 09:29 By Valentina Pop


Brussels - Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi has announced changes to his previously-announced austerity measures due to tensions in the governing coalition.Under the new version of the package, the government has decided to scrap a so-called solidarity tax of 5 percent on income of more than €90,000 a year, rising to 10 percent for income above €150,000.Parliamentarians, whose salaries can go up to €140,000 a year, will still have to pay this tax, however. Meanwhile, constitutional changes are foreseen to halve the number of MPs - if the needed two-thirds majority can be summoned in favour of the move.The solidarity tax move will take €2 billion out of the proposed cuts.The government also agreed to relax planned spending cuts in regional budgets by €2 billion. But it said that the original value of the austerity package - €45 billion - will be maintained due to reinforced tax collection.The amendments came after a seven hour meeting in Milan between the Berlusconi camp and coalition partners Lega Nord, which have strong support at local level.They also follow protests by mayors from all over Italy in Milan and criticism from within Berlusconi's own party, People of Freedom, which advocates low taxes.For its part, the centre-left opposition Democratic Party criticised lack of detail on the latest changes and said the issue of stimulating growth - also major problem in Italy - had been left completely empty.

The move is likely to trigger renewed market scrutiny about the government's handling of the crisis, after the European Central Bank (ECB) agreed to buy Italian bonds only after promises of structural reform.A bond sale is scheduled for Tuesday and could serve as an indicator as to whether the ECB action and the austerity package are perceived to be working.Investors' worries about Italy's ability to repay its €1.9 trillion debt and a spill-over effect from Greece pushed the 10-year bond yield to around 6.4 percent on the secondary market in early August before the ECB stepped in, pushing yields back towards the 5 percent level. The Tuesday auction is the first since the ECB move.

LAND FOR PEACE (THE FUTURE 7 YEARS OF HELL ON EARTH)

JOEL 3:2
2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

THE WEEK OF DANIEL 9:27 WE KNOW ITS 7 YRS

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: 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.

DANIEL 11:21-23
21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.
24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

DANIEL 9:26-27
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 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.

JEREMIAH 6:14
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

JEREMIAH 8:11
11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:3
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

ISAIAH 28:14-19 (THIS IS THE 7 YR TREATY COVENANT OF DANIEL 9:27)
14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

Jordan Continues Attempt to Persuade PA to Abandon UN Bid-Jordan continues its efforts to persuade the Palestinian Authority to reconsider its bid for statehood and United Nations membership.by Chana Ya'ar First Publish: 8/31/2011, 10:34 AM

Jordan is continuing its efforts to convince the Palestinian Authority leadership to abandon its attempt to secure membership as a new country at the United Nations this September.Officials in Amman have repeatedly warned their counterparts in Ramallah that such a bid will fail, Saudi Arabia's al-Medinah newspaper reported Tuesday.
Jordan views the move as dangerous, and advised PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas to abandon the attempt via Arab diplomatic channels, al-Medinah wrote. Moreover, such a bid carries the additional risk of ruining the Palestinian Authority's ability to fight for the right of return,Jordan reminded. The issue at hand is the so-called claim by millions of foreign Arabs descended from those who abandoned their homes in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem during Israel's defensive wars since 1948.At least one expert maintains such a right might indeed be legally compromised if the PA goes ahead with its bid. Oxford University's Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill, a renowned legalist, was retained by the Palestinian Authority to examine the issue. Nevertheless, Abbas has not yet expressed a willingness to reconsider the move.Jordan in particular has an interest in this issue. The monarchy of the Hashemite Kingdom is based on a Bedouin tribe. However, nearly 80 percent of the population is comprised of Palestinian Authority Arabs.

Ros-Lehtinen Moves to Block PA UN Statehood Bid, Status Upgrade-The chairwoman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee proposes a clause blocking funds to UN members who back the PA's statehood bid.by Chana Ya'ar First Publish: 8/31/2011, 9:08 AM

Florida's Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is determined to stop the Palestinian Authority from carrying out its statehood bid in the United Nations – or at least, from discouraging most of the international community from supporting it.
The chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee announced Tuesday she has advanced a measure to block U.S. funding to any U.N. member or group that supports an upgrade to the PA's diplomatic status in the international body next month.The proposal was folded into a larger bill of legislation being presented in the House of Representatives that will change the way the United States – the U.N.'s biggest contributor -- provides its share of the funding to the U.N. Approximately 22 percent of the U.N. budget and 25 percent of its worldwide peacekeeping costs are covered by the United States.If passed, the bill will place new controls on American funding at the international body. Under the measure, U.S. funding would be conditional on the United States retaining the ability to choose the programs it wishes to fund at the U.N., and which ones it does not, Reuters reported.

Ros-Lehtinen added a clause opposing the Palestinian Authority's membership in the United Nations as a new country. The PA has announced its intention to seek recognition as a sovereign nation and membership in the U.N. at the international body's General Assembly gathering on September 20.Membership in the United Nations, however, requires the unanimous approval of all five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council. The United States, one of the Council's permanent members, has already said it would veto such a bid.Failing that option, the PA could also seek an upgrade from its current observer status to one as a non-member state – a move that only requires a two-thirds approval of the General Assembly, and not the approval of the Security Council. The Republican lawmaker is seeking to block this second bid as well. A harsh critic on the U.N. for some time, Ros-Lehtinen said in her statement, My bill... seeks to stop this dangerous scheme in its tracks.

MUSLIM NATIONS

EZEKIEL 38:1-12
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW)and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY)of the north quarters, and all his bands:(SUDAN,AFRICA) and many people with thee.
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.(RUSSIA-EGYPT AND MUSLIMS)
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.

ISAIAH 17:1
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

PSALMS 83:3-7
3 They (ARABS,MUSLIMS) have taken crafty counsel against thy people,(ISRAEL) and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they (MUSLIMS) have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:(TREATIES)
6 The tabernacles of Edom,(JORDAN) and the Ishmaelites;(ARABS) of Moab, PALESTINIANS,JORDAN) and the Hagarenes;(EGYPT)
7 Gebal,(HEZZBALLOH,LEBANON) and Ammon,(JORDAN) and Amalek;(SYRIA,ARABS,SINAI) the Philistines (PALESTINIANS) with the inhabitants of Tyre;(LEBANON)

DANIEL 11:40-43
40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south( EGYPT) push at him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) and the king of the north (RUSSIA AND MUSLIM HORDES OF EZEK 38+39) shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.(JORDAN)
42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.

EZEKIEL 39:1-8
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

JOEL 2:3,20,30-31
3 A fire(NUCLEAR BOMB) devoureth before them;(RUSSIA-ARABS) 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.
20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army,(RUSSIA,MUSLIMS) and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.(SIBERIAN DESERT)
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(NUCLEAR BOMB)
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

Israel Deploying Warships in Red Sea - Iran Following Suit-The IDF has deployed two warships to the Red Sea near the Egyptian border as Sinai terror alerts pour in; Iran plans to follow suit.by Gavriel Queenann First Publish: 8/30/2011, 7:06 PM

The IDF on Monday deployed two warships in the Red Sea near the border with Egypt following warnings terrorists are planning another attack on southern Israel from Egyptian soil.Also on Monday, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz ordered increased deployments across the entire southern command, especially near the Israel-Egypt border, increased.The move, ostensibly due to increased terror warnings, comes concurrent to Israel's agreement to allow Egypt to deploy 1,500 more troops in areas B and C of the Sinai in order to conduct counter-terror operations on the Peninsula. Area A is the sector adjoining the Israeli-Egyptian border.Israel's south, especially near the border, has been flooded with military forces, deployed in a manner defined by one security source as unprecedented.No changes in security alignments were observed on the Egyptian side of the border, but Egyptian security sources did say counter-terror raids were being staged in honor of Eid al-Fatr - the end of Ramadan - due to fears of increased holiday violence.The IDF has also deployed advanced technology in the area - including UAVs - in order to thwart terror attacks. Military intelligence sources said earlier Tuesday a terror cell left Gaza intending to infiltrate Israel through Sinai.

The security situation in southern Israel has been particularly tense over the past few weeks, following a series of terror attacks that claimed the lives of eight Israelis in mid-August; as well as several days in which Israel's south and western Negev communities suffered heavy shelling by Gaza Strip-based terror groups.In a provocative move certain to ratchet-up regional tensions, Iranian naval commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told the state-run agency the Islamic Republic is planning to send its 15th fleet to the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.The Islamic Republic's 15th fleet is comprised of a submarine and a several warships. Sayyari noted that Iran's Navy plans to have an active presence in the high seas in line with the guidelines of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei with the purpose of serving the country's interests.The presence of Iran's army in the high seas will convey the message of peace and friendship to all countries,he said.

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; 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, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

THE FIRST JUDGEMENT OF THE EARTH STARTED WITH WATER-IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THE LAST GENERATION WILL BE HAVING FLOODING
GENESIS 7:6-12
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
GOD PROMISED BY A RAINBOW-THE EARTH WOULD NEVER BE DESTROYED TOTALLY WITH A FLOOD AGAIN.BUT FLOODIING IS A SIGN OF JUDGEMENT.

Katia gaining strength, could become a hurricane
AP AUG 31,11


MIAMI – Tropical Storm Katia (KAH'-tee-yah) is gaining strength as it moves quickly across the Atlantic and could become a hurricane later in the day.Early Wednesday, Katia's maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 kph) with additional strengthening expected. The storm's forecast track shows it could become a major hurricane over the weekend.Katia is centered about 985 miles (1,585 kilometers) west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and is moving west-northwest near 21 mph (33 kph).The storm's name replaces Katrina in the rotating storm roster because of the catastrophic damage from the 2005 storm that devastated New Orleans.

State-by-state look at Irene's impact
AP By The Associated Press – Tue Aug 30, 10:28 pm ET


Residents in the East are coping with the lingering effects of Irene, the deadly storm that swept up the coast, first as a hurricane and later as a tropical storm. It knocked out power to millions of homes and businesses and killed at least 44 people in 13 states. A state-by-state look at its impact:

CONNECTICUT
• Two deaths.
• 499,000 customers without power at midday Tuesday, down from a peak of about 770,000 on Sunday.
• Close to 1,000 roads were not passable because of downed tree limbs and power lines.
• Clearly this could have been worse, but it was pretty bad out there,Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said.

DELAWARE
• Two deaths.
• 3,500 without power as of noon Tuesday.
• A washed-out road in Prime Hook area left residents without their only route into and out of a development.
• We had certainly prayed that our state would get through Hurricane Irene without the loss of life, Gov. Jack Markell said.

FLORIDA
• One death.
• No power outages due to storm.
• Minimal impact on the state.

MAINE
• Two deaths.
• 68,000 without power as of Tuesday afternoon.
• The 14 municipalities in Androscoggin County put their preliminary damage estimate at $184,000, but the overall costs for the state will likely reach into the millions; two bridges washed out on primary road near entrance to Sugarloaf ski resort.
• It's been long and laborious,Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Budway said about efforts to restore power and clean up after the storm.

MARYLAND
• Two deaths.
• 250,000 without power as of noon Tuesday.
• Many schools closed.
• I think none of us are satisfied and won't be satisfied until everybody gets turned back on,Gov. Martin O'Malley said.

MASSACHUSETTS
• One death.
• 190,000 without power as of Tuesday night.
• Flooding in western Massachusetts; about 55 people still in shelters; 1,800 National Guard troops deployed to help.
• I'm hoping we can save some of it, that's all. We have to start all over again, said Marion Bender of Greenfield, whose apartment was badly flooded.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
• One death.
• More than 26,000 without power as of noon Tuesday.
• Portions of 10 state roads closed because of flooding.
• Someone asked me if the leaves were affected, but they were not, since it was an early storm with little wind, and the leaves in August are still firmly attached to the trees,said Jayne O'Connor, president of White Mountain Attractions.

NEW JERSEY
• Six deaths.
• 300,000 without power as of noon Tuesday.
• Major flooding even as most floodwaters recede; new evacuations in the city of Paterson; Trenton railroad station closed, halting Amtrak and commuter trains.
• I lost everything. My pictures. Everything that means something — they're in the garbage. I don't have anything to tell my daughter,This belonged to you when you were 2 years old,said Olga Rivera of Lodi, N.J., whose apartment was flooded.

NEW YORK
• Nine deaths.
• 528,000 without power as of noon Tuesday.
• Several roads and bridges washed out or damaged in the Hudson Valley, Schoharie Valley, Mohawk Valley and Adirondack Mountains; floodwaters receding, though some rivers, creeks and streams still over their banks.
• To get back to some semblance of normal, it's just staggering to think about, said Richard Ball, owner of Schoharie Valley Farms.

NORTH CAROLINA
• Six deaths.
• 145,000 without power as of noon Tuesday.
• Channels newly cut through the northern portion of Hatteras Island damaged the only road to the mainland for residents of the 30-mile-long barrier Island that includes Cape Hatteras.
• It's kind of like a mini-vacation,Hatteras florist Sydnee Slaughter said of the sudden lack of tourists on the vacation village at the end of Hatteras Island. But an uncomfortable vacation because there's no air conditioning.

PENNSYLVANIA
• Five deaths.
• 154,000 without power as of noon Tuesday.
• Some roads and low-lying areas flooded in eastern Pennsylvania; numerous felled trees being removed.
• We have to get people back into their homes,said Gov. Tom Corbett.

RHODE ISLAND
• No deaths.
• 100,000 without power as of noon Tuesday.
• Extensive tree damage in places; some damage from coastal flooding.
• We got spared in a lot of ways,Gov. Lincoln Chafee said. Now we just have to work hard to get the power back on.

SOUTH CAROLINA
• No deaths.
• Power restored to all customers.
• Damage confined to downed power lines, tree limbs and beaches; beach erosion in the middle of the coast; dune walkovers on Sullivans Island and Folly Beach damaged; Folly Beach County Park southwest of Charleston closed because of damage.
• Certainly you don't need to flee the coast and panic,said Gov. Nikki Haley who decided Thursday that no evacuations in South Carolina would be necessary.

VERMONT
• Three deaths; one person missing.
• More than 18,000 without power Tuesday.
• Hundreds of road closed; scores of bridges destroyed or damaged.
• We haven't seen flooding like this, certainly since the early part of the 1900s. The areas that got flooding are in really tough shape,Gov. Peter Shumlin said.

VIRGINIA
• Four deaths.
• More than 400,000 without power as of noon Tuesday.
• Gov. Bob McDonnell said Richmond appeared hardest hit due to the number of toppled trees and power outages; Nansemond and Blackwater rivers in Hampton Roads cresting at moderate flood stage.
• We really had prepared for the worst, and I think we fared better than expected, McDonnell said.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
• No deaths.
• 3,500 without power as of noon Tuesday.
• 2 million gallons of rain mixed with raw sewage overwhelmed pumping stations, poured into waterways.
• We fared much better than we could have,Mayor Vincent Gray said.

Helicopters rush food, water to cut-off Vt. towns
AP By JOHN CURRAN, Associated Press – Tue Aug 30, 9:05 pm ET


NEWFANE, Vt. – National Guard helicopters rushed food and water Tuesday to a dozen cut-off Vermont towns after the rainy remnants of Hurricane Irene washed out roads and bridges in a deluge that took many people in the landlocked New England state by surprise.As soon as we can get help, we need help, Liam McKinley said by cellphone from a mountain above flood-stricken Rochester, Vt.Up to 11 inches of rain from the weekend storm turned placid streams into churning, brown torrents that knocked homes off their foundations, flattened trees and took giant bites out of the asphalt across the countryside. At least three people died in Vermont.I think that people are still a little shell-shocked right now. There's just a lot of disbelief on people's faces. It came through so quickly, and there's so much damage,Gail Devine, director of the Woodstock Recreation Center, said as volunteers moved furniture out of the flooded basement and shoveled out thick mud that filled the center's two swimming pools.As crews raced to repair the roads, the National Guard began flying in supplies to the towns of Cavendish, Granville, Hancock, Killington-Mendon, Marlboro, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Rochester, Stockbridge, Strafford, Stratton and Wardsboro. The Guard also used heavy-duty vehicles to bring relief to flood-stricken communities still reachable by road.The cut-off towns ranged in population from under 200 (Stratton) to nearly 1,400 (Cavendish).If it's a life-and-death situation, where someone needs to be Medevac-ed or taken to a hospital, we would get a helicopter there to airlift them out, if we could get close to them. A lot of these areas are mountainous areas where there may not be a place to land,said Mark Bosma, a spokesman for Vermont Emergency Management.

There were no immediate reports of anyone in dire condition being rescued by helicopter.But it took a relay operation involving two ambulances and an all-terrain vehicle to take a Killington woman in respiratory distress to a hospital in Rutland, about 13 miles away, after floodwaters severed the road between the two communities, Rutland Regional Medical Center President Tom Hubner said. The patient, whose name was not released, was doing fine, he said.In Rochester, where telephones were out and damage was severe, people could be seen from helicopters standing in line outside a grocery store. McKinley said the town's restaurants and a supermarket were giving food away rather than let it spoil, and townspeople were helping each other.
We've been fine so far. The worst part is not being able to communicate with the rest of the state and know when people are coming in,he said.He said government agencies did a good job of warning people about the storm. But here in Vermont, I think we just didn't expect it and didn't prepare for it,he said.I thought, how could it happen here? Wendy Pratt, another of the few townspeople able to communicate with the outside world, posted an update on Facebook using a generator and a satellite Internet connection. She sketched a picture of both devastation and New England neighborliness.People have lost their homes, their belongings, businesses ... the cemetery was flooded and caskets were lost down the river. So many areas of complete devastation,Pratt wrote.In town there is no cell service or internet service - all phones in town are out. We had a big town meeting at the church at 4 this afternoon to get any updates.Mac's opened up at 5 and gave perishables away to anyone who came,she added. The Huntington House put on a big, free community dinner tonight.Access to Rochester and Stratton by road was restored later in the day, officials said.All together, the storm has been blamed for at least 44 deaths in 13 states. More than 2.5 million people from North Carolina to Maine were still without electricity Tuesday, three days after the hurricane churned up the Eastern Seaboard.

While all eyes were on the coast as Irene swirled northward, some of the worst destruction took place well inland, away from the storm's most punishing winds. In Vermont, Gov. Peter Shumlin called it the worst flooding in a century. Small towns in upstate New York — especially in the Catskills and the Adirondacks — were also besieged by floodwaters.In Pittsfield, Vt., newlyweds Marc Leibowitz and Janina Stegmeyer of New York City were stranded Sunday along with members of the wedding party and dozens of their guests after floodwaters swamped the couple's honeymoon cottage. The honeymooners narrowly escaped in a four-wheel-drive rental car just before a bridge behind them collapsed.More than a dozen of the 60 or so guests were airlifted out by private helicopters on Tuesday.Michael Ricci of Woodstock, Vt., spent the day clearing debris from his backyard along the Ottauquechee River. What had been a meticulously mowed, sloping grass lawn and gorgeous flower beds was now a muddy expanse littered with debris, including wooden boards, propane tanks and a deer hunting target.The things we saw go down the river were just incredible, he said. Sheds, picnic tables, propane tanks, furnaces, refrigerators. We weren't prepared for that. We had prepared for wind and what we ended up with was more water than I could possibly, possibly have imagined.He said the water in the yard was almost up to the house, or about 15 to 20 feet above normal.He added:The force of it was beyond our comprehension.Vermont emergency officials and the National Weather Service warned before the storm about the potential for heavy rain and flooding. On Thursday, Shumlin recommended stocking up on enough food, water and other supplies to last three days.On Tuesday, the governor defended his state's decision not to undertake extensive evacuations before the storm arrived, noting that it was too hard to predict which communities in a rugged place like Vermont would get hit.You'd have to evacuate the entire state,he said.Gerald and Evangeline Monroe of Quechee, Vt., agreed with the governor and said they had no complaints about the way authorities handled the crisis.Gerald Monroe noted that some homes on one side of the river through his town were damaged, while those on the opposite banks 100 yards away were unscathed.

His wife said city-dwellers may see a weather report and know it applies to their entire metropolitan area. But when you live in Vermont, there are lots of little microclimates and every village is different.she said.I think our authorities were fine.Approximately 260 roads in Vermont were closed because of storm damage, along with about 30 highway bridges. Vermont Deputy Transportation Secretary Sue Minter said the infrastructure damage was in the hundreds of millions of dollars.Relief supplies arrived at Vermont's National Guard headquarters early Tuesday in a convoy of 30 trucks from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Accompanied by Shumlin, FEMA administrator Craig Fugate toured the state by helicopter Tuesday to survey the damage.Meanwhile, in North Carolina, where Irene blew ashore along the Outer Banks on Saturday before heading for New York and New England, Gov. Beverly Perdue said the hurricane destroyed more than 1,100 homes and caused at least $70 million in damage.Airlines said it would be days before the thousands of passengers stranded by Irene find their way home. Amtrak service was still out Tuesday between Philadelphia and New York because of flooding in Trenton. Commuter train service between New Jersey and New York City resumed Tuesday, except for one line that was still dealing with flooding.Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said at news conference in North Carolina that she was unaware of anything federal authorities should have done differently in Vermont. She said FEMA and its state counterpart worked closely together, and she noted that after the state agency operations center got flooded out, it moved into FEMA's quarters.William Breck Bowden, an expert on Vermont's watershed at the University of Vermont, attributed the disaster to a combination of factors: The soil was wet, Vermont's steep hills quickly fed the rainfall into streams, and the storm dumped a huge amount of water.There was plenty of warning being given about the coming storm by the meteorological community and the news media,he said.The real issues are the enormous damage to our infrastructure. That's nothing an evacuation could have done anything about.Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Holly Ramer in Woodstock, Vt., Wilson Ring and Dave Gram in Montpelier, and Michael Gormley in Albany, N.Y.

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Black Caucus Incites Race War Against Tea Party Americans Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com August 31, 2011

In the video below, Congress critters Al Green, Frederica Wilson, Maxine Waters, Cedric Richmond and Andre Carson attack the Tea Party and accuse it of racism.
Playing the race card against the Tea Party is the only ammo Democrats have to fight against the growing movement toward a restoration of our constitutional republic.But it is isn’t simply Democrats who fear the Tea Party. Republicans hate it too, as the daughter of John McCain revealed last year.Neocons hate the Tea Party too. That’s why they are hyping the faux Tea Party candidate Rick Perry and have said nice things about Sarah Palin, who urged Obama to attack Iran. Perry is a Bilderberg elitist and Palin an outright neocon. The other supposed Tea Party candidate, Michele Bachman, who lavished praise on George W. Bush, is so desperate to win the election she is now promising to wave a magical wand and reduce gas prices.

Establishment Republicans – who are looters of wealth the same as their supposed ideological foes the Democrats – went out of their way to sabotage the Tea Party and turn it into a cheering section for the One Party state.Hustlers of color are working overtime to rile up constituents who view the government as a magical ATM. They are inciting violence when they say Tea Party racists want to hang black people from trees and then instruct them to confront members at their homes. If they can’t keep their racket going, they will incite a riot.The Black Caucus is afraid Tea Party Americans will finally reduce the size of the federal government and end the wealth redistribution scam that has gone largely unchallenged for more than sixty years.It will take more than a few agents provocateurs at Tea Party rallies with racist signs to convince most Americans that those of us who want a return to the Constitution are members of the Ku Klux Klan (an organization taken over by the FBI under COINTELPRO).Most people know the Black Caucus is pimping racism and using imagery from an Antebellum South that no longer exists to stir up emotions and keep the grand theft larceny going.In the video we are told the Tea Party stands against poor people. In fact, the Democrat Black Caucus stands against poor people and black Americans. It is a front for the global elite who are equal opportunity creative destructionists determined to turn America into a third world backwater.

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Establishment Prepares 9/11 Official Story Onslaught-The system is still in a blind panic over the flimsy credibility of the government-approved fable Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com Wednesday, August 31, 2011

One look at your TV guide over the next 10 days will tell you everything you need to know about how petrified the establishment is over the flimsy credibility of the official 9/11 fable.Naturally, the 10-year anniversary of the attacks would be expected to merit a deluge of media coverage, but what sticks out is the overbearing emphasis on countering so-called conspiracy theories about the events of that day, or in other words, reinforcing the official conspiracy theory that 19 poorly trained Arab hijackers were able to cripple America’s air defenses and make three giant steel-framed structures crumble to the ground at near free fall speed.The BBC couldn’t even wait until the month of September itself to air their latest 9/11 truth hit piece earlier this week, and another is planned for next weekend. The damage done by the Building 7 fiasco, where BBC reporter Jane Standley is seen reporting the collapse of WTC 7 before it happens, a clip seen by millions, prompted the public broadcaster to launch a sustained dogmatic assault on anyone who dared question either 9/11 or 7/7.Unfortunately for the BBC, the endless stream of smear attacks against so-called conspiracy theorists have largely backfired. Doctor Rory Ridley-Duff of Sheffield Hallam University conducted a study of the BBC’s Conspiracy Files documentary on 7/7 in comparison with the conspiracy documentary 7/7 Ripple Effect. His conclusion – the conspiracy documentary was more coherent with available evidence.But conspiracy hit pieces are not about evidence, they’re about strawman attacks, character assassination, and emotional manipulation. This only works as a tool of persuasion on people who have little or no capacity for critical thinking, or on those who are already fully invested in a belief system. Such individuals are of no consequence in the infowar, as Hillary Clinton herself termed it, that continues to be won by the conspiracy theorists no matter how many hit pieces are produced and endlessly repeated by television networks that have lost a great deal of credibility.

Despite the establishment backlash, polls have consistently shown that the majority of people suspect a cover-up regarding 9/11, which is not surprising given the fact that the majority of 9/11 Commissioners tasked with investigating the events by the U.S. government itself also believe the same thing.For those who doubt the impact left by the legacy of the 9/11 truth movement, just flip through your cable listings for the next week or two for a visual record of how desperate the establishment is to reinforce its official 9/11 fable.What are they so scared of? The fact that the public may entertain the subject long enough to discover for themselves the fact that countless highly credible people question the official 9/11 story and have gone on record to express such doubts.

Highly Credible People Question 9/11

The following people question the government’s version of 9/11, or the government’s openness in providing information about the September 11 attacks.

9/11 COMMISSIONERS

The co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission (Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton) said that the CIA (and likely the White House) obstructed our investigation.The co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission also said that the 9/11 Commissioners knew that military officials misrepresented the facts to the Commission, and the Commission considered recommending criminal charges for such false statements, yet didn’t bother to tell the American people (free subscription required).Indeed, the co-chairs of the Commission now admit that the Commission largely operated based upon political considerations.9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton says I don’t believe for a minute we got everything right, that the Commission was set up to fail, that people should keep asking questions about 9/11, that the 9/11 debate should continue, and that the 9/11 Commission report was only the first draft of history.9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerrey said that There are ample reasons to suspect that there may be some alternative to what we outlined in our version . . . We didn’t have access . . . .9/11 Commissioner Timothy Roemer said We were extremely frustrated with the false statements we were getting.Former 9/11 Commissioner Max Cleland resigned from the Commission, stating: It is a national scandal; This investigation is now compromised; and One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9-11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up.

9/11 Commissioner John Lehman said that We purposely put together a staff that had – in a way – conflicts of interest.The Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission (John Farmer) who led the 9/11 staff’s inquiry, said I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years…. This is not spin. This is not true.

CONGRESS

According to the Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 and former Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Bob Graham, a U.S. government informant was the landlord to two of the hijackers for over a year (but the White House refused to let the 9/11 inquiry interview him).Current U.S. Senator (Patrick Leahy) states The two questions that the congress will not ask . . . is why did 9/11 happen on George Bush’s watch when he had clear warnings that it was going to happen? Why did they allow it to happen? Current Republican Congressman (Ron Paul) calls for a new 9/11 investigation and states that we see the [9/11] investigations that have been done so far as more or less cover-up and no real explanation of what went on.Current Democratic Congressman (Dennis Kucinich) hints that we aren’t being told the truth about 9/11.Former Democratic Senator (Mike Gravel) states that he supports a new 9/11 investigation and that we don’t know the truth about 9/11.Former Republican Senator (Lincoln Chaffee) endorses a new 9/11 investigation.Former U.S. Democratic Congressman (Dan Hamburg) says that the U.S. government assisted in the 9/11 attacks, stating that I think there was a lot of help from the inside.Former U.S. Republican Congressman and senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, and who served six years as the Chairman of the Military Research and Development Subcommittee (Curt Weldon) has shown that the U.S. tracked hijackers before 9/11, is open to hearing information about explosives in the Twin Towers, and is open to the possibility that 9/11 was an inside job

MILITARY LEADERS

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan (Col. Ronald D. Ray) said that the official story of 9/11 is the dog that doesn’t hunt (bio)Director of the U.S. Star Wars space defense program in both Republican and Democratic administrations, who was a senior air force colonel who flew 101 combat missions (Col. Robert Bowman) stated that 9/11 was an inside job. He also said:If our government had merely [done] nothing, and I say that as an old interceptor pilot-I know the drill, I know what it takes, I know how long it takes, I know what the procedures are, I know what they were, and I know what they’ve changed them to-if our government had merely done nothing, and allowed normal procedures to happen on that morning of 9/11, the Twin Towers would still be standing and thousands of dead Americans would still be alive. [T]hat is treason! U.S. Army Air Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director, decorated with the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal (Capt. Daniel Davis) stated:there is no way that an aircraft . . . would not be intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control … Attempts to obscure facts by calling them a conspiracy Theory’ does not change the truth. It seems, Something is rotten in the State.President of the U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board, who also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer and as a member of the Pentagon’s Quadrennial Defense Review, and who was awarded Distinguished Flying Crosses for Heroism, four Air Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals (Lt. Col. Jeff Latas) is a member of a group which doubts the government’s version of 9/11.U.S. General, Commanding General of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, decorated with the Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart (General Wesley Clark) said We’ve never finished the investigation of 9/11 and whether the administration actually misused the intelligence information it had. The evidence seems pretty clear to me. I’ve seen that for a long time.Air Force Colonel and key Pentagon official (Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski) finds various aspects of 9/11 suspicious.Lieutenant colonel, 24-year Air Force career, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the Defense Language Institute (Lt. Colonel Steve Butler) said Of course Bush knew about the impending attacks on America. He did nothing to warn the American people because he needed this war on terrorism.Two-Star general (Major General Albert Stubbelbine) questions the attack on the Pentagon.U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, former instructor at the USAF Fighter Weapons School and NATO’s Tactical Leadership Program, with a 20-year Air Force career (Lt. Colonel Guy S. Razer) said the following:I am 100% convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned, organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have infiltrated the highest levels of our government ….Those of us in the military took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Just because we have retired does not make that oath invalid, so it is not just our responsibility, it is our duty to expose the real perpetrators of 9/11 and bring them to justice, no matter how hard it is, how long it takes, or how much we have to suffer to do it.We owe it to those who have gone before us who executed that same oath, and who are doing the same thing in Iraq and Afghanistan right now. Those of us who joined the military and faithfully executed orders that were given us had to trust our leaders. The violation and abuse of that trust is not only heinous, but ultimately the most accurate definition of treason! U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, a fighter pilot with over 300 combat missions flown and a 21-year Marine Corps career (Lt. Colonel Shelton F. Lankford) believes that 9/11 was an inside job, and said:This isn’t about party, it isn’t about Bush Bashing. It’s about our country, our constitution, and our future. …Your countrymen have been murdered and the more you delve into it the more it looks as though they were murdered by our government, who used it as an excuse to murder other people thousands of miles away.

If you ridicule others who have sincere doubts and who know factual information that directly contradicts the official report and who want explanations from those who hold the keys to our government, and have motive, means, and opportunity to pull off a 9/11, but you are too lazy or fearful, or … to check into the facts yourself, what does that make you? ….Are you afraid that you will learn the truth and you can’t handle it? …U.S. Navy Top Gun pilot (Commander Ralph Kolstad) who questions the official account of 9/11 and is calling for a new investigation, says When one starts using his own mind, and not what one was told, there is very little to believe in the official story.The Group Director on matters of national security in the U.S. Government Accountability Office said that President Bush did not respond to unprecedented warnings of the 9/11 disaster and conducted a massive cover-up instead of accepting responsibility.Additionally, numerous military leaders from allied governments have questioned 9/11, such as:Canadian Minister of Defense, the top military leader of Canada (Paul Hellyer).Assistant German Defense Minister (Andreas Von Bulow).Commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy (Anatoli Kornukov).Chief of staff of the Russian armed forces (General Leonid Ivashov)

INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONALS

Former military analyst and famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg recently said that the case of a certain 9/11 whistleblower is far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers. He also said that the government is ordering the media to cover up her allegations about 9/11. And he said that some of the claims concerning government involvement in 9/11 are credible, that very serious questions have been raised about what they [U.S. government officials] knew beforehand and how much involvement there might have been, that engineering 9/11 would not be humanly or psychologically beyond the scope of the current administration, and that there’s enough evidence to justify a new, hard-hitting investigation into 9/11 with subpoenas and testimony taken under oath.A 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials (Raymond McGovern) said I think at simplest terms, there’s a cover-up. The 9/11 Report is a joke, and is open to the possibility that 9/11 was an inside job.A 29-year CIA veteran, former National Intelligence Officer (NIO) and former Director of the CIA’s Office of Regional and Political Analysis (William Bill Christison) said I now think there is persuasive evidence that the events of September did not unfold as the Bush administration and the 9/11 Commission would have us believe. … All three [buildings that were destroyed in the World Trade Center] were most probably destroyed by controlled demolition charges placed in the buildings before 9/11.(and see this).20-year Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer, the second-ranking civilian in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence, and former CIA clandestine services case officer (David Steele) stated that 9/11 was at a minimum allowed to happen as a pretext for war, and it was probably an inside job (see Customer Review dated October 7, 2006).A decorated 20-year CIA veteran, who Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh called perhaps the best on-the-ground field officer in the Middle East, and whose astounding career formed the script for the Academy Award winning motion picture Syriana (Robert Baer) said that“the evidence points at 9/11 having had aspects of being an inside job .

The Division Chief of the CIA’s Office of Soviet Affairs, who served as Senior Analyst from 1966 – 1990. He also served as Professor of International Security at the National War College from 1986 – 2004 (Melvin Goodman) said The final [9/11 Commission] report is ultimately a coverup.Professor of History and International Relations, University of Maryland. Former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National Security Agency, former military attaché in China, with a 21-year career in U.S. Army Intelligence (Major John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army) questions the government’s version of the events of 9/11.The head of all U.S. intelligence, the Director of National Intelligence (Mike McConnel) said 9/11 should have and could have been prevented.A number of intelligence officials, including a CIA Operations Officer who co-chaired a CIA multi-agency task force coordinating intelligence efforts among many intelligence and law enforcement agencies (Lynne Larkin) sent a joint letter to Congress expressing their concerns about serious shortcomings, omissions,and major flaws in the 9/11 Commission Report and offering their services for a new investigation (they were ignored).

SCIENTISTS

A prominent physicist with 33 years of service for the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC (Dr. David L. Griscom) said that the official theory for why the Twin Towers and world trade center building 7 collapsed does not match the available facts and supports the theory that the buildings were brought down by controlled demolition.A world-renowned scientist, recipient of the National Medal of Science, America’s highest honor for scientific achievement (Dr. Lynn Margulis) said:I suggest that those of us aware and concerned demand that the glaringly erroneous official account of 9/11 be dismissed as a fraud and a new, thorough, and impartial investigation be undertaken.The former head of the Fire Science Division of the government agency which claims that the World Trade Centers collapsed due to fire (the National Institute of Standards and Technology), who is one of the world’s leading fire science researchers and safety engineers, a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (Dr. James Quintiere), called for an independent review of the World Trade Center Twin Tower collapse investigation. I wish that there would be a peer review of this,he said, referring to the NIST investigation. I think all the records that NIST has assembled should be archived. I would really like to see someone else take a look at what they’ve done; both structurally and from a fire point of view. … I think the official conclusion that NIST arrived at is questionable.The principal electrical engineer for the entire World Trade Center complex, who was very familiar with the structures and [the Twin Towers'] conceptual design parameters (Richard F. Humenn), stated that the mass and strength of the structure should have survived the localized damage caused by the planes and burning jet fuel . . . . the fuel and planes alone did not bring the Towers down.Former Director for Research, Director for Aeronautical Projects, and Flight Research Program Manager for NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, who holds masters degrees in both physics and engineering (Dwain A. Deets) says:The many visual images (massive structural members being hurled horizontally, huge pyroclastic clouds, etc.) leave no doubt in my mind explosives were involved [in the destruction of the World Trade Centers on 9/11].A prominent physicist, former U.S. professor of physics from a top university, and a former principal investigator for the U.S. Department of Energy, Division of Advanced Energy Projects (Dr. Steven E. Jones) stated that the world trade centers were brought down by controlled demolition

A U.S. physics professor who teaches at several universities (Dr. Crockett Grabbe) believes that the World Trade Centers were brought down by controlled demolition
An expert on demolition (Bent Lund) said that the trade centers were brought down with explosives (in Danish)A Dutch demolition expert (Danny Jowenko) stated that WTC 7 was imploded.A safety engineer and accident analyst for the Finnish National Safety Technology Authority (Dr. Heikki Kurttila) stated regarding WTC 7 that The great speed of the collapse and the low value of the resistance factor strongly suggest controlled demolition.A 13-year professor of metallurgical engineering at a U.S. university, with a PhD in materials engineering, a former Congressional Office of Technology Assessment Senior Staff Member (Dr. Joel S. Hirschhorn), is calling for a new investigation of 9/11.A Danish professor of chemistry (Dr. Niels Harrit) said, in a mainstream Danish newspaper, WTC7 collapsed exactly like a house of cards. If the fires or damage in one corner had played a decisive role, the building would have fallen in that direction. You don’t have to be a woodcutter to grasp this (translated).A former guidance systems engineer for Polaris and Trident missiles and professor emeritus, mathematics and computer science at a university concluded (Dr. Bruce R. Henry) that the Twin Towers were brought down by planted explosives.A mechanical engineer with 20 years experience as a Fire Protection Engineer for the U.S. Departments of Energy, Defense, and Veterans Affairs, who is a contributing Subject Matter Expert to the U.S. Department of Energy Fire Protection Engineering Functional Area Qualification Standard for Nuclear Facilities, a board member of the Northern California – Nevada Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, currently serving as Fire Protection Engineer for the city of San Jose, California, the 10th largest city in the United States (Edward S. Munyak) believes that the World Trade Center was destroyed by controlled demolition.The former Chief of the Strategic and Emergency Planning Branch, U.S. Department of Energy, and former Director of the Office of Engineering at the Public Service Commission in Washington, D.C., who is a mechanical engineer (Enver Masud) , does not believe the official story, and believes that there is a prima facie case for controlled demolition of the World Trade Center.A professor of mathematics (Gary Welz) said The official explanation that I’ve heard doesn’t make sense because it doesn’t explain why I heard and felt an explosion before the South Tower fell and why the concrete was pulverized.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS

A prominent engineer with 55 years experience, in charge of the design of hundreds of major building projects including high rise offices, former member of the California Seismic Safety Commission and former member of the National Institute of Sciences Building Safety Council (Marx Ayres) believes that the World Trade Centers were brought down by controlled demolition (see also this).Two professors of structural engineering at a prestigious Swiss university (Dr. Joerg Schneider and Dr. Hugo Bachmann) said that, on 9/11, World Trade Center 7 was brought down by controlled demolition (translation here).Kamal S. Obeid, structural engineer, with a masters degree in Engineering from UC Berkeley, of Fremont, California.Ronald H. Brookman, structural engineer, with a masters degree in Engineering from UC Davis, of Novato California.Graham John Inman, structural engineer, of London, England
Paul W. Mason, structural engineer, of Melbourne, Australia.Mills M. Kay Mackey, structural engineer, of Denver, Colorado.David Scott, Structural Engineer, of Scotland.Nathan Lomba, Structural Engineer, of Eureka, California.Edward E. Knesl, civil and structural engineer, of Phoenix, Arizona.David Topete, civil and structural engineer, San Francisco, California.Charles Pegelow, structural engineer, of Houston, Texas (and see this)Dennis Kollar, structural engineer, of West Bend, Wisconsin.Doyle Winterton, structural engineer (retired)Michael T. Donly, P.E., structural engineer.William Rice, P.E., structural engineer, former professor of Vermont Technical College.An architect, member of the American Institute of Architects, who has been a practicing architect for 20 years and has been responsible for the production of construction documents for numerous steel-framed and fire-protected buildings for uses in many different areas, including education, civic, rapid transit and industrial use (Richard Gage) disputes the claim that fire and airplane damage brought down the World Trade Centers and believes there is strong evidence of controlled demolition (many other architects who question 9/11 are listed here)

LEGAL SCHOLARS

Former Federal Prosecutor, Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Department of Justice under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan; former U.S. Army Intelligence officer, and currently a widely-sought media commentator on terrorism and intelligence services (John Loftus) questions the government’s version of 9/11.
Former Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation; former Professor of Aviation, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation and Professor of Public Policy, Ohio State University (Mary Schiavo) questions the government’s version of 9/11.Professor of International Law at the University of Illinois, Champaign; a leading practitioner and advocate of international law; responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention; served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (1988-1992), and represented Bosnia- Herzegovina at the World Court, with a Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science, both from Harvard University (Dr. Francis Boyle) questions the government’s version of 9/11.Former prosecutor in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the U.S. Justice Department and a key member of Attorney General Bobby Kennedy’s anti-corruption task force; former assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois (J. Terrence Terry Brunner) questions the government’s version of 9/11.

Professor Emeritus, International Law, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; in 2001 served on the three-person UN Commission on Human Rights for the Palestine Territories, and previously, on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo (Richard Falk) questions the government’s version of 9/11., and asks whether the Neocons were behind 9/11.Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Director, Center for Human Rights, University of Iowa; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science. Honorary Editor, Board of Editors, American Journal of International Law (Burns H. Weston) questions the government’s version of 9/11.Former president of the National Lawyers Guild (C. Peter Erlinder), who signed a petition calling for a real investigation into 9/11. And see petition.Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Troy University; associate General Counsel, National Association of Federal Agents; Retired Agent in Charge, Internal Affairs, U.S. Customs, responsible for the internal integrity and security for areas encompassing nine states and two foreign locations; former Federal Sky Marshall; 27-year U.S. Customs career (Mark Conrad) questions the government’s version of 9/11.Professor of Law, University of Freiburg; former Minister of Justice of West Germany (Horst Ehmke) questions the government’s version of 9/11.Director of Academic Programs, Institute for Policy and Economic Development, University of Texas, El Paso, specializing in executive branch secrecy policy, governmental abuse, and law and bureaucracy; former U.S. Army Signals Intelligence officer; author of several books on law and political theory (Dr. William G. Weaver) questions the government’s version of 9/11.Famed trial attorney (Gerry Spence) questions the government’s version of 9/11.Former Instructor of Criminal Trial Practice, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley 11-year teaching career. Retired Chief Assistant Public Defender, Contra Costa County, California 31-year career (William Veale) said:When you grow up in the United States, there are some bedrock principles that require concerted effort to discard. One is the simplest: that our leaders are good and decent people whose efforts may occasionally warrant criticism but never because of malice or venality… But one grows up. … And with the lawyer’s training comes the reliance on evidence and the facts that persuade… After a lot of reading, thought, study, and commiseration, I have come to the conclusion that the attacks of 9/11 were, in their essence, an inside job perpetrated at the highest levels of the U S government.

FAMILY MEMBERS AND HEROIC FIRST RESPONDERS

A common criticism of those who question 9/11 is that they are being disrespectful to the victims and their families.However, half of the victim’s families believe that 9/11 was an inside job (according to the head of the largest 9/11 family group, Bill Doyle) (and listen to this interview). Many family and friends of victims not only support the search for 9/11 truth, but they demand it (please ignore the partisan tone). See also this interview.Indeed, it has now become so clear that the 9/11 Commission was a whitewash that the same 9/11 widows who called for the creation of the 9/11 Commission are now demanding a NEW investigation (see also this video).And dying heroes, soon-to-be victims themselves, the first responders who worked tirelessly to save lives on and after 9/11, say that controlled demolition brought down the Twin Towers and that a real investigation is necessary.

PSYCHIATRISTS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS

Finally, those who attack people who question the government’s version of 9/11 as crazy may wish to review the list of mental health professionals who have concluded that the official version of 9/11 is false:Psychiatrist Carol S. Wolman, MD
Psychiatrist E. Martin Schotz.Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, as well as Radiology, at Duke University Medical Center D. Lawrence Burk, Jr., MD.Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Ruters University Barry R. Komisaruk.Professor of Psychology at University of New Hampshire William Woodward.Professor of Psychology at University of Essex Philip Cozzolino
Professor of Psychology at Goddard College Catherine Lowther.Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies Ralph Metzner.Professor of Psychology at Rhodes University Mike Earl-Taylor.Retired Professor of Psychology at Oxford University Graham Harris.Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska and licensed Psychologist Ronald Feintech.Ph.D. Clinical Neuropsychologist Richard Welser

THOUSANDS OF OTHERS

The roster above is only a sample. There are too many Ph.D. scientists and engineers, architects, military and intelligence officials, politicians, legal scholars and other highly-credible people who question 9/11 — literally thousands — to list in one place. Here are a few additional people to consider:The former director of the FBI (Louis Freeh) says there was a cover up by the 9/11 Commission
Former air traffic controller, who knows the flight corridor which the two planes which hit the Twin Towers flew like the back of my hand and who handled two actual hijackings (Robin Hordon) says that 9/11 could not have occurred as the government says, and that planes can be tracked on radar even when their transponders are turned off (also, listen to this interview)Perhaps the premiere collapse expert in the country, who 9/11 Commissioner Timothy Roemer referred to as a very, very respected expert on building collapse, the head of the New York Fire Department’s Special Operations Command and the most highly decorated firefighter in its NYFD history, who had previously commanded rescue operations at many difficult and complex disasters, including the Oklahoma City Bombing, the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, and many natural disasters worldwide thought that the collapse of the South Tower was caused by bombs, because the collapse of the building was too even to have been caused by anything else (pages 5-6).Former Deputy Secretary for Intelligence and Warning under Nixon, Ford, and Carter (Morton Goulder), former former Deputy Director to the White House Task Force on Terrorism (Edward L. Peck), and former US Department of State Foreign Service Officer (J. Michael Springmann), as well as a who’s who of liberals and independents) jointly call for a new investigation into 9/11.Former FBI agent (Robert Wright) says The FBI, rather than trying to prevent a terrorist attack, was merely gathering intelligence so they would know who to arrest when a terrorist attack occurred.Former Minnesota Governor (Jesse Ventura) questions the government’s account of 9/11 and asks whether the World Trade Center was demolished.Former FBI translator, who the Department of Justice’s Inspector General and several senators have called extremely credible (free subscription required) (Sibel Edmonds), said If they were to do real investigations we would see several significant high level criminal prosecutions in this country. And that is something that they are not going to let out. And, believe me; they will do everything to cover this up. She also is leaning towards the conclusion that 9/11 was an inside job. Some of her allegations have been confirmed in the British press.
SOURCE: http://www.911summary.com/
http://www.infowars.com/establishment-prepares-911-official-story-onslaught/

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Advancing U.S.-Canada Economic, Energy and Security Integration Dana Gabriel Infowars.com August 30, 2011
http://www.infowars.com/advancing-u-s-canada-economic-energy-and-security-integration/

Much has been made about the secretive nature and lack of transparency surrounding efforts by the U.S. and Canada to create a North American security perimeter. With several high-level meetings in the last month, not to mention all the behind the scenes negotiations, it is expected that an action plan will be unveiled at some point in September. From a U.S. perspective, it is security which is driving the agenda, while on the Canadian side, facilitating trade and easing the flow of goods across the border is the focal point. Any deal reached will build off of past initiatives and be used to advance economic, energy and security integration between the two countries.During a bilateral meeting in early August, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird discussed issues pertaining to the Middle East and the Western Hemisphere. Also high on the agenda was U.S.- Canada relations. This included the declaration, Beyond the Border: Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness issued by U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper back in February of this year. At a news conference following her meeting with Minister Baird, Secretary Clinton stressed that, it’s critical that we ensure our border remains a safe, vibrant connector of people, trade, and energy. And today, the minister and I discussed other ways to expand trade and investment; for example, by reducing unnecessary regulations.It is interesting that Clinton brought up energy as this is also an intrical part of North American integration which is being further advanced through the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue, as well as other initiatives.

Another issue that came up during Clinton and Baird’s meeting was the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. If approved, it would carry oil sands crude from the province of Alberta and pass through the U.S. states of Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas to delivery points in Oklahoma and Texas, at the Gulf of Mexico. While addressing a question at a joint news conference about delays on coming to a decision on the pipeline, Secretary Clinton said, We are leaving no stone unturned in this process and we expect to make a decision on the permit before the end of this year.Several months back, the Environmental Protection Agency expressed concerns about environmental impacts associated with the project, as well as the level of analysis and information being provided. With the State Department’s recent release of its Final Environmental Impact Statement, the Keystone XL pipeline has moved one step closer to a final decision. The review period will now go, beyond environmental impact, taking into account economic, energy security, (and) foreign policy.While there continues to be vocal opposition to the project, it is being touted as important for future U.S. energy security.In May of this year, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a series of hearings which among other things, examined legislation concerning the North American-Made Energy Security Act. The bill called on, the President to expedite the consideration and approval of the construction and operation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.With regards to oil consumption, it acknowledged that, While a significant portion of imports are derived from allies such as Canada and Mexico, the United States remains vulnerable to substantial supply disruptions created by geopolitical tumult in major producing nations.It goes on to say.The development and delivery of oil and gas from Canada to the United States is in the national interest of the United States.The bill also stated,Continued development of North American energy resources, including Canadian oil, increases domestic refiners’ access to stable and reliable sources of crude and improves certainty of fuel supply for the Department of Defense.In other words, more Canadian oil is needed to fuel the U.S. war machine. This all ties in with the perimeter security deal and further removing trade barriers. It is part of U.S. efforts to secure more access and control of Canadian resources.

The Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) was created at the same time as President Obama and Prime Minister Harper signed the Beyond the Border declaration. The RCC aims to further advance regulatory harmonization in a wide range of areas. While the border security and regulatory cooperation discussions are separate, they do go hand in hand. In June, the RCC held its first meeting which centered around the development of a joint action plan and the creation of working groups in key sectors. The Terms of Reference for the RCC establishes the mandate and principles by which it will carry forth. When an action plan is completed it, will outline activities for a period of up to two years. At the end of the two-year period, Canada and the United States will review the work of the RCC and consider the adoption of a new Action Plan.While this is a bilateral initiative, The United States and Canada will seek, to the extent possible, to coordinate the RCC’s activities with the work of the U.S.-Mexico High-Level Regulatory Cooperation Council when the three governments identify regulatory issues of common interest in North America.At some point, these dual-bilateral councils could come together to form a single continental regulatory body.On August 15, 2011, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano met with Canada’s Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, to discuss the ongoing partnership between the United States and Canada to work collaboratively on our shared vision for perimeter security and strengthen information sharing to better combat cross-border crime, while expediting legitimate trade and travel.The bilateral meeting was an opportunity to review progress being made on an action plan that is being developed by the Beyond the Border Working Group. The Toronto Star reported that Napolitano and Toews also discussed increasing joint border operations such as the Shiprider program which allows law enforcement officials from both countries to operate together. Secretary Napolitano explained. We’re looking at expanding that kind of basic concept to other areas where we can do more by way of joint law enforcement operation, intelligence gathering and … joint policing.This would also further build off of the Integrated Border Enforcement Team Program, a bi-national initiative which is comprised of both Canadian and American law enforcement agencies. Eventually, you could see the creation of a joint U.S.-Canada organization managing the border.

Following his meeting with Secretary Napolitano, Minister Towes also announced that Prime Minister Harper and U.S. President Obama will meet in early fall where they will be updated and provide further directions on plans for a North American security perimeter. There are fears that any deal reached could be lopsided with Canada giving up more than it gains. Over the last number of years, Canada has already enacted many U.S. security measures. As part of a continental security perimeter arrangement, Canada could be forced to comply with any new U.S. requirements, regardless of the risks they may pose to privacy and civil liberties.
Dana Gabriel’s post first appeared on his website, Be Your Own Leader.

Feds May Seize Liberty Dollars Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com August 30, 2011
http://www.infowars.com/feds-may-seize-liberty-dollars/

Coin World reports that the feds are looking to seize liberty dollars from collectors and those using the coins instead of inflation-ridden Federal Reserve notes.Officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office said on August 24 that the coins are contraband. The Secret Service, the federal agency responsible for confiscating counterfeit money, did not provide any definitive comments concerning under what circumstances Liberty Dollars would be seized, according to Paul Gikes of Coin World.
The coins are illegal even if they are not used for barter, the feds insist. Jill Rose, chief of the August 24 that the Liberty Dollar medallions are confiscable as contraband if they are being exhibited for educational purposes or held privately.
Rose was the lead prosecutor in the Bernard von NotHaus case. Von NotHaus is the creator of the Liberty Dollar. He was convicted by the feds in March on multiple charges involving the alternative currency that competes with fiat money distributed by the privately owned Federal Reserve. During the trial it was determined that Liberty Dollars are counterfeits, contraband and subject to seizure.Von NotHaus was convicted by a jury after the feds successfully argued that Liberty coins are counterfeits because they include the words Trust in God, similar to the words In God We Trust on Federal Reserve coins. He faces up to 15 years in jail, a $250,000 fine, and may be forced to give $7 million worth of minted coins and precious metals – weighing 16,000 pounds – to the government.

The prosecution and conviction of von NotHaus was politically motivated. He is the founder of NORFED, the National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve and the Internal Revenue Code.Following the verdict against von NotHaus, the government characterized him as a domestic terrorist.Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism, said U.S. Attorney Tompkins. While these forms of anti-government activities do not involve violence, they are every bit as insidious and represent a clear and present danger to the economic stability of this country,she added. We are determined to meet these threats through infiltration, disruption, and dismantling of organizations which seek to challenge the legitimacy of our democratic form of government.(Emphasis added.)The Liberty Dollar raid was indistinguishable from similar raids conducted by Soviet and Chinese communist officials against private businesses operating in those countries,writes Jacob Hornberger. Unfortunately, in the post-9/11 world in which we now live, anything goes as far as federal power is concerned. The heavy-handed, perhaps even fraudulent, Soviet-style attack on NORFED is proof-positive of that.According to Rose and the government, the Liberty Dollar is a pyramid scheme imbedded with fraud that had nothing to do with barter or trade. Barter is an equal and knowing exchange,which the Liberty Dollar is not, Rose and the government claim.

Coin World had previously published comments from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte stating that while mere possession of Liberty Dollar medallions was not a violation of federal statutes, actual use or intent to use them in the manner for which von NotHaus was convicted would be considered a violation.Glen Kessler, assistant special agent in charge in North Carolina for the U.S. Secret Service, told Coin World that the Secret Service is duty-bound to confiscate Liberty Dollars.
George Ogilvie, the public affairs officer for the federal agency, told the publication the Secret Service had no comment on the matter.It now appears the feds are moving to criminalize mere possession. Collectors are now at risk, especially if they oppose the Federal Reserve and are politically active.

Infowars Nightly News: The Revolution Will Be Televised-Exciting new format launches Thursday September 1st Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.tv Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thursday September 1st marks the exciting launch of Infowars Nightly News with Alex Jones, a brand new television show available exclusively to Prison Planet.tv subscribers.Don’t expect this to merely be an extension of the Alex Jones Radio Show. The new TV program will have a different format, different production, different guests and different hosts.This is an all-new 30 minute nightly infobomb of tightly condensed information, expert guest opinion and breaking news, as well as documentaries and other content that you won’t find anywhere else.As Prison Planet.tv members have seen from our recent special reports, the new TV show is a fresh addition to the Infowars offensive, featuring individual subjects covered in-depth, as well a standard news format coverage.Infowars Nightly News with Alex Jones premieres Thursday September 1st at 7PM CST. As well as the ability to watch the show at 7PM every night, Prison Planet.tv members will also have exclusive access to on-demand archives of the TV broadcast so they can watch where and when they want.There’s no better time to become a Prison Planet.tv subscriber – click here to sign up today and get access to every Alex Jones documentary in high-quality, daily audio and video archives of the Alex Jones radio show, live streaming, conferences, Alex Jones speaking engagements, special reports and much much more, as well as multimedia archives spanning back seven years.View the clips of our recent special reports below for a taste of what to expect when Infowars Nightly News premieres this Thursday.
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LAND FOR PEACE (THE FUTURE 7 YEARS OF HELL ON EARTH)

JOEL 3:2
2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

THE WEEK OF DANIEL 9:27 WE KNOW ITS 7 YRS

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: 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.

DANIEL 11:21-23
21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.
24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

DANIEL 9:26-27
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 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.

JEREMIAH 6:14
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

JEREMIAH 8:11
11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:3
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

ISAIAH 28:14-19 (THIS IS THE 7 YR TREATY COVENANT OF DANIEL 9:27)
14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

Palestinians see progress in EU stance on UN bid
AFP – Sun, Aug 28, 2011


The Palestinian leadership sees progress in the European Union's position on its plan to seek UN membership next month, a senior PLO official told AFP on Sunday.
There is progress in the European stance and a willingness to coordinate with the Palestinian leadership over the type of resolution we are looking for, said PLO secretary general Yasser Abed Rabbo a day after president Mahmud Abbas met in Ramallah with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.Central to the talks in the West Bank town was the Palestinian plan to seek full membership in the United Nations when its General Assembly meets next month in New York despite Israeli and US opposition.We will inform them of every move and we won't surprise them with anything, Abed Rabbo said.We have seen progress in the European position which is demonstrated through the EU's willingness to coordinate over the PLO's steps in going to the UN, he said.Ashton arrived in the region on Saturday for a three-day visit aimed at pushing Israel and the Palestinians to resume direct negotiations, which have been on hold since last September in an intractable dispute over Jewish settlement building.Abbas said on Sunday that success in his UN bid would change the status of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict under international law.International recognition of our state based on the 1967 borders will make it a state under occupation. It will change the legal formula of our situation, Abbas said in a joint interview with Jordan's Al-Dustur daily and Qatar's Al-Watan newspaper, without elaborating.During talks with Abbas on Saturday evening, Ashton said the EU position would depend on the wording of the Palestinian proposal to be presented to UN chief Ban Ki-moon on September 20, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat told AFP.

Abbas told her that European support for the bid was crucial in order to safeguard the peace process, Erakat said.The president asked the EU to do everything to help us because the Palestinian bid is a way to preserve the peace process and the two-state solution and is based on international law and UN resolutions,he said.We are facing an Israeli government which refuses to acknowledge the two-state solution based on the 1967 borders, and refuses to stop settlement activities so the international community must help and support us in this bid, Erakat said.Europe is currently divided over the Palestinian bid for UN membership, with Germany and Italy publicly opposed to the move, while Spain has said it will vote in favour; Britain and France are keeping their cards close to their chests.Shortly before meeting Ashton, Abbas said that seeking UN membership was a direct result of the world's failure to help the Palestinians secure their legal rights.We are going to the UN to ask for full membership for a Palestinian state. We wouldn't be going if the international community had given us a solution which complied with international law -- one based on the 1967 borders and a halt to settlement activity,he said in a speech to religious leaders in Ramallah.But without that, we will go to the UN, he said, while stressing that the bid would not prevent a return to the negotiating table.Regardless of the outcome at the UN, there are issues that cannot be solved without negotiating,he said.Our decision does not seek to isolate Israel, nor to enter into a confrontation with the United States. Our objective is to realise our dream of gaining international recognition for our Palestinian state at the UN with full sovereignty on the lands occupied in 1967.On Friday, Erakat urged both Brussels and Washington to support the Palestinian bid for UN membership.Maintaining the peace process and the principle of two states on the borders of June 1967 requires that the EU and the United States support the application for full membership of Palestine in the UN, he said.Ashton was to meet later on Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as with other top Israeli officials, and would have breakfast with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman early on Monday before heading to Jordan.Abed Rabbo said Ashton was expected to meet ministers from the Arab League monitoring committee in early September to coordinate the Arab and European positions.

Poll: Israeli Youth Identifies with the Right-Poll finds Israeli teens identify with the right, want Lieberman to be prime minister and don't want Israel to concede territories.by Elad Benari First Publish: 8/30/2011, 6:17 AM

A new poll whose results were released on Monday has found that most youth in Israel tend to identify with the right side of the political map.According to the results reported on Channel 10 News, 17% of high school students believe that Israel’s next Prime Minister should be Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu). Lieberman is followed by journalist Yair Lapid (who has not officially announced he is running for politics but who has openly expressed his desire to rebuild his late father’s, Tommy Lapid’s militantly secular, left-of-center Shinui party), who got 13%. Current Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu received only 8%.

There are an additional three percent who mentioned Kahane, [Baruch] Marzel and [National Union MK Michael] Ben Ari, Professor Camille Fuchs of Tel Aviv University, who conducted the poll, told Channel 10.The poll also found that the youth would give the Likud party 26 seats in the next election, Kadima would receive 23 seats, Yisrael Beiteinu would receive 22 seats, and the Labor party would receive only five seats.75% of the teenagers polled said they are opposed to removing Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip and 60% believe Israel would be better off by giving up on a peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority that would include giving Jerusalem’s Arab neighborhoods to the PA.On another major issue, 83% of the youth said they would prefer that Israel not sign a peace treaty with Syria if it calls for the return of the Golan Heights.We’ve tried reaching peace agreements and it hasn’t worked, one teenager told Channel 10.Maybe we need to take measures that are more aggressive.MK Michael Ben Ari (National Union) welcomed the results and said, Israeli youth is a healthy youth and the left and the media cannot spoil it. The youth has had enough of surrender and humiliation and they want a different policy toward the enemy.

DHS Cyber Security Propaganda for College Students
Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com August 29, 2011


The Department of Homeland Security’s $100 billion mandate is to protect the United States from terrorists and other evil-doers. It has also decided it needs to respond to natural disasters and accidents despite the fact the Constitution affords the federal government no such authority to meddle in the internal affairs of the states.
Now the DHS wants to hands-on train our children about cyber security. From Metropolitan State University press release posted today:As part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect. national cyber security awareness campaign, the cyber security awareness forum promotes online safety and security to young people through an engaging, interactive session with a U.S. Department of Homeland Security representative and a panel of local security experts who are well-versed in social media and working with young people. Four cyber security areas will be highlighted: phishing, cyber bullying, privacy/identity and physical safety.

The forum will be held Friday, September 9, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Saint Paul College in St. Paul, Minnesota.On August 17, we reported on the DHS’ latest propaganda video campaign that depicts terrorists as stereotypical white people.DHS boss Janet Napolitano hinted that gun stores could be a prime breeding ground for terrorists, making reference to a recent case where, the owner of a gun store near Ft. Hood called authorities when an individual in his store was behaving in a suspicious manner.The Minnesota forum reveals that the federal government has plans to indoctrinate college students to internet dangers hyped by the corporate media. The Department of Homeland Security is a cabinet department and the education effort is another attempt to propagandize young people to sensationalized threats prior to implementing draconian restrictions.The indigenous white al-Qaeda angle pushed by the DHS in its videos signal that the federal government is indeed interested in going after patriot groups. Indoctrinating students to the dangers of terrorism on the internet – conflated with identity theft and phishing – opens up new territory for the government as it continues to tweak its surveillance and control grid.

DOCTOR DOCTORIAN FROM ANGEL OF GOD
then the angel said, Financial crisis will come to Asia. I will shake the world.

JAMES 5:1-3
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.

REVELATION 18:10,17,19
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.
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.

EZEKIEL 7:19
19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: 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.

REVELATION 13:16-18
16 And he(FALSE POPE) causeth all,(WORLD SOCIALISM) both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:(CHIP IMPLANT)
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.(6-6-6) A NUMBER SYSTEM

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MORNING,NEWS,STATS

YEAR TO DATE PERFORMANCE
Dow -36 points at 4 minutes of trading today.
Dow -100 points at low today.
Dow +72 points at high today so far.
GOLD opens at $1,827.20.OIL opens at $87.52 today.

AFTERNOON,NEWS,STATS
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WRAPUP,NEWS,STATS
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GOLD ALLTIME HIGH $1,902.60 (NOT AT CLOSE)

Rehn questions political appetite for eurobonds
Today AUG 29,11@ 01:13 By Honor Mahony


EU monetary affairs commissioner Olli Rehn has questioned whether euro countries are really prepared to accept the loss of national fiscal power that would come with the introduction of eurobonds - deemed by many as the principle means of exiting the eurozone debt crisis.The path to eurobonds would be long and difficult, the commission indicated Monday (ec.europa.eu)Speaking on Monday (29 August) of the rather high expectations surrounding eurobonds - which would lead to the mutualisation of eurozone debt - Rehn warned it would mean substantially reinforced fiscal surveillance and policy coordination.This would have unavoidable implications for fiscal sovereignty, which calls for a substantive debate in euro area member states to see if they would be ready to accept it,he told the European Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee.Illustrating the lengthy process that would be involved, Rehn said the commission is preparing a report on the different scenarios for how eurobonds could work in practise and would only take further steps if common ground between euro countries could be found.Eurobonds have been held up as something of a panacea for the ailing eurozone as it would lower the borrowing costs of struggling member states.But Berlin, already struggling domestically to win approval for a second bailout to Greece, has so far kept the issue off the agenda, amid fears that its own relatively favourable borrowing costs would be driven up.

Critics also suggest that free-spending countries will have no incentive to tighten their purse-strings if bonds are issued collectively in the eurozone.
The six-pack.With the idea of eurobonds raising the question of how far member states are ultimately prepared to integrate to help solve the eurozone crisis, speakers during Monday’s especially-convened meeting were quick to point to the symbolic as well as practical importance of getting agreement on issues already on the table.Polish finance minister Jacek Rostowski said a quick deal was needed on the so-called six-pack of economic governance legislation, designed to prevent such a crisis ever happening again.Currently stuck in the legislative process due to a dispute between MEPs and governments over how automatic sanctions for misbehaving states should be, Rostowski said it was a litmus test for the EU.If there is no agreement, he said, it would put in doubt the whole community method - pooling of national sovereignty - as it would have been seen to have failed in such dramatic times.Meanwhile, eurozone chief Jean-Claude Juncker sought to convince MEPs that member states were near to putting out a fire on another front.He told them that euro area states are very close to finding a solution that would meet Finland’s demand for Greek collateral in return for getting the second €109 billion bailout, agreed in July.Noting that he was not happy with Helsinki’s request, Juncker said he expected agreement by the middle of September.People shouldn't think that the collateral guarantee difficulties will stop us from implementing the July 21 decisions, he said, after Finland’s move risked derailing the second bailout agreement and deepening the eurozone crisis still further.

Bank of America to sell China bank stake for $8.3 billion Reuters By Joe Rauch and Elzio Barreto – Mon Aug 29, 5:46 pm ET

CHARLOTTE, N.C./HONG KONG (Reuters) – Bank of America Corp is selling about half its stake in China Construction Bank for $8.3 billion, in its latest effort to shed assets and boost capital.A group of investors is buying 13.1 billion CCB shares from Bank of America, with the deal expected to close in the third quarter. The U.S. bank declined to name the investors but two sources said Singapore state fund Temasek was among the buyers.Bank of America needs to boost capital by some $50 billion in the coming years to meet new global rules, according to multiple analyst estimates.CCB is the second-largest bank by market value in the world, and Bank of America's ties with the Chinese bank are seen as an important source of future growth, particularly as economic growth in the United States is likely to be tepid for now.Bank of America's willingness to sell part of its CCB investment as soon as it was contractually able to shows how far it must go to meet new capital requirements, analysts said.Bank of America's decision to sell that stake is wrong strategically in the long run, but they need money, said Josef Schuster, founder of Chicago-based IPO research and investment house IPOX Schuster.The bank has said it can raise the capital it needs through earnings and selling off assets, but a number of investors have expressed concern that the bank will need to issue more common shares.Those dilution concerns helped push the bank's shares this month to their lowest level in two-and-a-half years. Investors are also concerned about the bank's potential losses from mortgages and related litigation. Bank of America's 2008 purchase of Countrywide has brought it billions of dollars of losses and legal payouts.

Bank of America shares gained 8.1 percent to close at $8.39 on Monday.A $5 billion investment from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway last week stopped the fall in Bank of America's shares.For CCB, analysts said the sale helps soothe investor worries about when a sale might take place.This removes an uncertainty that's been hanging on China Construction Bank for a while now, said Ivan Li, deputy head of Hong Kong research at Kim Eng Securities.In the CCB deal, Bank of America sold each share for HK$4.93, an 11 percent discount to the Chinese bank's most recent closing price of HK$5.55.As lock-up provisions expire on a number of Chinese financial stocks, big investors will have the contractual right to start selling shares. Fears of those transactions have weighed on the sector, along with concerns about the Chinese economy's growth trajectory.

A START

Bank of America will record a $3.3 billion gain in the third quarter as a result of the sale, and a $3.5 billion increase to its core capital under current rules, a spokesman said.Under proposed Basel III rules, the sale will generate an $8.3 billion gain for Bank of America.The deal could add 0.3 percent to the bank's core capital until current industry rules and 0.2 percent under proposed Basel III rules, wrote David George, Robert W. Baird & Co bank analyst, in a research note to clients.
For Basel III, the bank's tier one capital levels after the deal are about 5.7 percent, while the bank is targeting somewhere around 6.75 percent or 7 percent by 2013, George said.In recent weeks, Bank of America has also agreed to sell an $8.6 billion Canadian credit card portfolio to TD Bank Group and is in talks to sell $1 billion of real estate assets to Blackstone Group.In the last six quarters, Bank of America has generated some $30 billion of proceeds from asset sales.Fears about the bank's ability to meet its capital requirement have cut the bank's stock price by a third since the beginning of August, including a 20 pct plunge on August 8.

TAPPING INTO GROWTH IN 2005

Temasek has a history of buying CCB shares. In November, it bought Bank of America's entitlement to buy 1.79 billion CCB shares in the Chinese bank's rights offering.The Singapore fund has another link to Bank of America -- Greg Curl, the U.S. bank's former chief risk officer, is now president, overseeing the financial services sector for the fund.A Temasek spokesman declined to comment.Before CCB's IPO in 2005, Bank of America paid $3 billion for a 9.9 percent stake in the Chinese bank.At the time, then Bank of America Chief Executive Kenneth Lewis said the partnership was designed to give the bank increased access to roughly 1.3 billion Chinese consumers, while CCB would benefit from Bank of America's U.S. retail banking experience.The U.S. bank increased its holdings in following years to 25.6 billion shares, including 23.6 billion that came out of lock-up on August 29. After the share sale, Bank of America will still have about 12.1 billion CCB shares, worth nearly $9 billion.Last week, CCB President Zhang Jianguo told Reuters the two companies were in talks to extend their current cooperation agreement for another five years.(Reporting by Joe Rauch in Charlotte and Elzio Barreto in Hong Kong, additional reporting by Saeed Azhar in Singapore; Lauren Tara LaCapra amd Clare Baldwin in New York; Editing by Derek Caney and Matthew Lewis)

Strauss-Kahn returns to IMF, gets warm applause
Reuters – Mon Aug 29, 7:00 pm ET


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn apologized to the institution's staff in his first return visit since charges of sexual assault against him were dropped last week. He was greeted with warm applause.Strauss-Kahn, who was with his wife French TV personality wife Anne Sinclair, drove himself to the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund and met briefly with his successor and fellow French national Christine Lagarde.He later addressed a packed auditorium out of reach of the cameras of televisions crews and photographers who had camped outside the IMF all day waiting for the former director.He received a very warm welcome, said Paulo Nogueira Batista, who represents Brazil and a group of eight Latin American countries, after the meeting.It reflects the fact that he is very much appreciated in the institution, Nogueira Batista said, adding: People clapped for very long periods.Another witness, who asked not to be identified, said staff broke into spontaneous applause before Strauss-Kahn began speaking. He did not talk about his court case but did note that the U.S. justice system had been fair, the witness said.The IMF said the visit by Strauss-Kahn was personal and arranged at his request.His visit to the IMF had been greeted ahead of time with dismay by some IMF staff, while others said they felt sorry for Strauss-Kahn and wanted to pay tribute to his time at the helm of the global lender.Strauss-Kahn led the IMF, the world's economic firefighter, as managing director for four years before he resigned on May 18 after his shock arrest in New York on criminal charges of sexual assault and attempted rape involving a hotel maid.In a dramatic development last week, prosecutors asked that the charges against him be dismissed after they lost faith in the credibility of his accuser, an immigrant from Guinea.Strauss-Kahn had been expected to be voted France's next president in the 2012 election before his arrest.
(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; editing by Anthony Boadle)

PIMCO says betting against debt was a mistake: report
Reuters By Walter Brandimarte | Reuters – AUG 29,11


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Gross, the manager of the world's largest bond fund, feels like crying in his beer for having bet so heavily against U.S. government-related debt earlier this year, the Financial Times reported on Monday.Showing a more bearish view on the U.S. economy, Gross said PIMCO had initially dumped all of its U.S. debt holdings in March as he expected economic growth to be higher, resulting in inflation down the road.That decision greatly undermined the performance of PIMCO's Total Return Fund . As Treasuries prices rallied, the fund lost 0.97 percent in the past four weeks, while the benchmark Barclay's U.S. Aggregated Bond Index rose 0.23 percent in the same period, according to Lipper data.So far this year, the fund has returned 3.29 percent, less than the 4.55 percent recorded by the Barclay's benchmark index.When you're underperforming the index, you go home at night and cry in your beer, the Financial Times, in its online edition, quoted Gross as saying. It's not fun, but who said this business should be fun. We're too well paid to hang our heads and say boo hoo.Gross, who oversees $1.2 trillion at PIMCO, said it was pretty obvious he wishes he had more Treasuries in his portfolio right now.I get that it was my/our mistake in thinking that the U.S. economy can chug along at 2 per cent real growth rates. It doesn't look like it can.When U.S. Treasuries yields fell to 60-year lows earlier this month, Gross said investors were pricing a higher probability of recession in the United States. In May, he had said the only way PIMCO would purchase Treasuries again was if the United States headed into another recession.He told the Financial Times that his view on the U.S. economy significantly changed earlier this month after the Federal Reserve promised to keep interest rates low for at least another two years earlier.Freezing rates for two years, that was a pretty significant statement in terms of the vulnerability of Treasuries to go down in price and up in yield,Gross said.(Writing by Walter Brandimarte; Editing by Dan Grebler)

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; 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, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

THE FIRST JUDGEMENT OF THE EARTH STARTED WITH WATER-IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THE LAST GENERATION WILL BE HAVING FLOODING
GENESIS 7:6-12
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
GOD PROMISED BY A RAINBOW-THE EARTH WOULD NEVER BE DESTROYED TOTALLY WITH A FLOOD AGAIN.BUT FLOODIING IS A SIGN OF JUDGEMENT.

Spring floods cost Arkansas farmers millions in lost income Reuters By Suzi Parker – AUG 29,11

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (Reuters) – Arkansas farmers suffered a severe blow from this spring's floods and stormy weather, with crop damage costing them $335 million in lost farm income, a study released on Monday said.Rice crops were the hardest hit in the state, where the weather also cost the state nearly 2,150 full- and part-time jobs, according to the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture review.The planting window was just made too vulnerable when these floods came, university economist Eric Wailes told Reuters. By the time the floods were over, they couldn't replant.Arkansas ranks first among the six major rice-producing states, accounting for approximately 48 percent of U.S. rice production, according to the Arkansas Rice Federation.Much of the rice crop planted before the floods was drowned by standing water in fields, with lost income amounting to nearly $142 million.The study showed that based on initial estimates, economic losses because of flooding also include a reduction of about $102 million in labor income and a decline of $181 million to the gross state product.Agriculture accounts for one in six Arkansas jobs. Wailes said the jobs lost likely won't be replaced this year. Farmers are currently facing multiple additional issues due to extreme heat and drought that followed the floods.

Crops aside from rice fared better but were still hit hard. Farming income from soybeans was expected to drop by $61 million, cotton by $44 million, and wheat by $20 million because winter wheat is planted in November. Those crops were more mature when the floods struck.The study reported that farmers replanted three to four times as repeat storms wiped out their crops.The floods also destroyed the land structure for farming, which meant farmers had to reshape their land. Private levees were leveled by floods and have to be rebuilt. Grain storage units were underwater for a long time, so some remaining rice from last year's crops couldn't reach the market.Turtles, displaced from their normal habitat, also moved near rice crops and destroyed some of them after the floods.Chuck Wilson at the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center said about 125,000 to 150,000 acres of rice were lost this year to the floods. Arkansas rice production hasn't been this low since 1987.On the bright side, Wilson said, the floods could help put some of the stored rice stocks on the markets due to decreased supply.(Edited by Karen Brooks and Cynthia Johnston)

Irene's toll jumps to 38; Vt. towns battle floods
AP By WILSON RING and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press – AUG 29,11


MONTPELIER, Vt. – The full measure of Hurricane Irene's fury came into focus Monday as the death toll jumped to 38, New England towns battled epic floods and millions faced the dispiriting prospect of several days without electricity.From North Carolina to Maine, communities cleaned up and took stock of the uneven and hard-to-predict costs of a storm that spared the nation's biggest city a nightmare scenario, only to deliver a historic wallop to towns well inland.In New York City, where people had braced for a disaster-movie scene of water swirling around skyscrapers, the subways and buses were up and running again in time for the Monday morning commute. And to the surprise of many New Yorkers, things went pretty smoothly.But in New England, landlocked Vermont contended with what its governor called the worst flooding in a century. Streams also raged out of control in upstate New York.In many cases, the moment of maximum danger arrived well after the storm had passed, as rainwater made its way into rivers and streams and turned them into torrents. Irene dumped up to 11 inches of rain on Vermont and more than 13 in parts of New York.

We were expecting heavy rains, said Bobbi-Jean Jeun of Clarksville, a hamlet near Albany, N.Y. We were expecting flooding. We weren't expecting devastation. It looks like somebody set a bomb off.Meanwhile, the 11-state death toll, which had stood at 21 as of Sunday night, rose sharply as bodies were pulled from floodwaters and people were electrocuted by downed power lines.The tally of Irene's destruction mounted, too. An apparently vacant home exploded in an evacuated, flooded area in Pompton Lakes, N.J., early Monday, and firefighters had to battle the flames from a boat. In the Albany, N.Y., suburb of Guilderland, police rescued two people Monday after their car was swept away. Rescuers found them three hours later, clinging to trees along the swollen creek.It's going to take time to recover from a storm of this magnitude,President Barack Obama warned as he promised the government would do everything in its power to help people get back on their feet.For many people, the aftermath could prove more painful than the storm itself.In North Carolina, where Irene blew ashore along the Outer Banks on Saturday before heading for New York and New England, 1,000 people were still in emergency shelters, awaiting word on their homes.At the same time, nearly 5 million homes and businesses in a dozen states were still without electricity, and utilities warned it might be a week or more before some people got their power back.

Once the refrigerator gets warm, my insulin goes bad. I could go into diabetic shock. It's kind of scary because we don't know how long it's going to be out for, said Patricia Dillon, a partially paralyzed resident of a home for the disabled in Milford, Conn., where the electricity was out and a generator failed. Her voice cracking, she added: I'm very tired, stressed out, aggravated, scared.Russ Furlong of Barrington, R.I., ruefully remembered the two weeks he went without power after Hurricane Bob 20 years ago.Hopefully, we won't have to wait that long this time,he said. Last night we had candles. It was romantic. It was fun. But that feeling doesn't last too long.Up and down the Eastern Seaboard, commuters and vacationers found their travel plans scrambled. Airlines warned it would be days before the thousands of passengers stranded by Irene find their way home. Some Amtrak service in the Northeast was suspended. Commuter trains between New Jersey and New York City were not running. Trains between the city and its northern suburbs were also disrupted.Kris and Jennifer Sylvester of Brooklyn sat on a bench in the town center in Woodstock, N.Y., with luggage at their feet and their daughters, aged 4 and 9, holding signs reading, Need a Ride 2 NYC and Help Us, No Bus, No Train.They rode Amtrak out for a long weekend in the country, but were unable to get home.We're hoping for anything,Jennifer Sylvester said.In Vermont, the state's emergency management headquarters stood empty, evacuated because of river flooding from Irene's heavy rains. Rescuers used a boat and bucket loaders to pluck seven people from a swamped mobile home park in Lyndonville.In upstate New York, authorities were closely watching major dams holding back drinking water reservoirs.

Throughout the region, hundreds of roads were impassable because of flooding or fallen trees, and some bridges had simply given way, including a 156-year-old hand-hewn, wooden, covered bridge across Schoharie Creek in Blenheim, N.Y. In all, more than a dozen towns in Vermont and at least three in New York remained cut off by flooded roads and bridges.Still, there were glimmers of good news. In Pennsylvania, the Delaware River largely remained in its banks, cresting several feet lower than feared. The forecast for flooding on the Mohawk River in New York also eased at Schenectady, N.Y., where officials had worried that high water might threaten the city's drinking water and sewage treatment plant.Early estimates put Irene's damage at $7 billion to $10 billion, much smaller than the impact of monster storms such as Hurricane Katrina, which did more than $100 billion in damage. Irene's effects are small compared to the overall U.S. economy, which produces about $14 trillion of goods and services every year.While hard-hit regions, such as the North Carolina coast, will suffer from lost tourism, rebuilding homes, repairing cars, and fixing streets and bridges should provide a small boost to economy, experts said.Irene was also good for business at Fantastic Kids Toys in New York City, where sales of board games and arts-and-crafts items surged on Friday and Saturday. People were buying anything to keep their kids busy, owner Steve Reis said.
Many people were surprised by the destruction that Hurricane Irene wrought in communities far inland. But National Weather Service records show that 59 percent of the deaths attributed to hurricanes since the 1970s have been from freshwater flooding.As for why the flooding was so bad this time, Shaun Tanner, a meteorologist with the forecasting service Weather Underground, noted that August had been unusually wet, and Irene's sheer size meant huge amounts of rain were dumped over a very large area.More attention should have been paid to the torrential rain that Irene was going to dump not only on coastal areas, but also inland. That was clear several days ahead of time,Tanner said.Jennifer Peltz contributed to this story from New York City. Associated Press writers John Christoffersen in East Haven, Conn.; Kevin Begos in Pittsburgh; Michael Gormley in Albany, N.Y.; Michael Hill in Woodstock, N.Y.; David Porter in Pompton Lakes, N.J.; Michael Rubinkam in Easton, Pa.; Erika Niedowski in Providence, R.I.; Laura Crimaldi in Cranston, R.I.; Dave Gram in Montpelier; and Jon Fahey, Samantha Bomkamp, Eileen A.J. Connelly, Anne D'Innocenzio, Verena Dobnik, Chris Kahn, Karen Matthews, Christina Rexrode and Karen Zraick in New York City contributed to this report.

Atlantic coast communities grapple with Irene aftermath Reuters By Jim Brumm – AUG 29,11

WILMINGTON, North Carolina (Reuters) – Communities along the Atlantic coast and inland grappled on Monday with the lingering effects of Hurricane Irene as flooding, storm debris and road closures dimmed Labor Day holiday weekend tourism prospects for some.Mandatory evacuations remained in effect for parts of eastern North Carolina, where 210,000 remained without power and dozens of roads were closed or impassable due to downed trees and power lines, the governor's office said.Flooding posed a threat to inland counties that had received up to 15 inches of rain, state officials said. Homes and other structures along the Northeast Cape Fear and Tar rivers were at risk.Flooding remains a serious concern for a number of areas down east, said Governor Beverly Perdue, who toured storm-damaged areas and requested a federal disaster declaration for seven coastal counties.Despite the damage, most of North Carolina's 300 miles of coast will be open for business as the Labor Day weekend approaches, officials said.Northern portions of the state's Outer Banks began to reopen to tourists on Monday, but southern parts of the barrier islands remained closed after Irene severed some beach communities' only road access to the mainland.North Carolina Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Abbott said engineers were looking at whether they could make a temporary fix to a highway breached by seawater and broken at several points, cutting off access south of Rodanthe.State ferries that serve those areas were limited to critical personnel.
They're trying to figure out the best, safest way to get that road open, Abbott said.
John Bone, president of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce in Kill Devil Hills, said tourists were already returning after the upper Outer Banks escaped major damage.We were very fortunate in many respects,he said.It could have been a lot worse.

AFTERMATH A MIXED BAG

Officials in neighboring Virginia also had a positive outlook about the upcoming holiday weekend.We have had some minor beach erosion ... but the beaches actually opened yesterday and the water quality is back to where it was, Virginia Beach Fire Department spokesman Tim Riley said. All the hotels are open, and we're planning for a big Labor Day.The state had its worst storm damage in Richmond and other inland locales rather than on the coast. About 550,000 customers remained without power mid-Monday, down from 1.1 million customers who lost power in the second-largest outage in Virginia history, Governor Bob McDonnell told reporters.He said he saw a lot of downed trees, flooded roads and some damaged piers during an aerial tour over Virginia Beach, where winds peaked at 69 mph, and surrounding areas.Moderate flooding was expected in Virginia on Tuesday when the Nansemond and Blackwater rivers crest, officials said.As severe flooding wreaked havoc across Vermont and New Jersey, Atlantic City casinos along the shore were allowed to reopen at noon on Monday.Caesars Entertainment Corp, which includes the hotels and casinos of Caesars, Harrah's, Bally's and Showboat in Atlantic City, was still calculating how much the storm cost in lost revenue, spokeswoman Jennifer Weissman said.Having to close our casinos the weekend before Labor Day in Atlantic City is significant to our business,she said.However, we are fully expecting a very successful Labor Day weekend.New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said beaches in his state were in good shape apart from some minor erosion, and officials in Long Island, New York, expected all the beaches there to reopen in coming days.In the resort town of Ocean City, Maryland, officials reopened the city and beach to the public on Sunday and lifted all restrictions on swimming as of Monday afternoon.The eye of Hurricane Irene passed within 50 miles of Ocean City on Sunday. The popular coastal spot, evacuated in advance of the storm, suffered localized flooding as Irene dumped 12 inches of rain, and winds reached 80 mph.If you had plans to come to Ocean City Come on Down,Mayor Rick Meehan said on twitter on Sunday. If you haven't made plans now is the time! Looks like a great Labor Day Weekend ahead!(Additional reporting by Ned Barnett in Raleigh, Molly O'Toole in Washington, Matthew A. Ward in Chesapeake, Va., Beth Gladstone in Atlantic City, Jonathan Allen in New York and Dave Warner in Philadelphia; Writing by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Jerry Norton and Cynthia Johnston)

MUSLIM NATIONS

EZEKIEL 38:1-12
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW)and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY)of the north quarters, and all his bands:(SUDAN,AFRICA) and many people with thee.
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.(RUSSIA-EGYPT AND MUSLIMS)
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.

ISAIAH 17:1
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

PSALMS 83:3-7
3 They (ARABS,MUSLIMS) have taken crafty counsel against thy people,(ISRAEL) and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they (MUSLIMS) have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:(TREATIES)
6 The tabernacles of Edom,(JORDAN) and the Ishmaelites;(ARABS) of Moab, PALESTINIANS,JORDAN) and the Hagarenes;(EGYPT)
7 Gebal,(HEZZBALLOH,LEBANON) and Ammon,(JORDAN) and Amalek;(SYRIA,ARABS,SINAI) the Philistines (PALESTINIANS) with the inhabitants of Tyre;(LEBANON)

DANIEL 11:40-43
40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south( EGYPT) push at him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) and the king of the north (RUSSIA AND MUSLIM HORDES OF EZEK 38+39) shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.(JORDAN)
42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.

EZEKIEL 39:1-8
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

JOEL 2:3,20,30-31
3 A fire(NUCLEAR BOMB) devoureth before them;(RUSSIA-ARABS) 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.
20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army,(RUSSIA,MUSLIMS) and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.(SIBERIAN DESERT)
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(NUCLEAR BOMB)
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

Iran won't stop uranium enrichment program
AP – AUG 29,11


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran won't stop uranium enrichment activities the U.N. has demanded it halt, the country's nuclear chief said Monday.Iran says it needs stockpiles for a medical research reactor, and that the level of enrichment — up to 20 percent — is far below the more than 90 percent needed to build a nuclear weapon. But U.S. officials have expressed concern Iran is taking steps toward greater enrichment.Iran denies claims by the U.S. and its allies it seeks to build a nuclear weapon.The official IRNA news agency on Monday quoted nuclear chief Fereidoun Abbasi as saying that Iran will continue to enrich uranium to 3.5 percent in its main uranium enrichment plant in Natanz but will carry out 20 percent enrichment activities at its underground Fordo site.IRNA also quoted Abbasi as saying Iran had asked the International Atomic Energy Agency to provide documentation of accusations about its nuclear program so that we can examine them.He added: These allegations must be limited and not continue. We are not required to respond should thousands of claims be raised regarding our country's nuclear issue.The International Atomic Energy Agency claims that Iran continues to stonewall attempts to follow up on information it has received from member states that points to possible experiments with a nuclear weapons program.Iran accuses a few arrogant countries — a phrase it often uses to refer to the United States and its allies — of providing misinformation and false information to the IAEA.

Gaza Terror Groups Acquire Weapons from Libya-Terrorists in Gaza have acquired anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets from Libya during its six-month civil war, Israeli officials say.by Elad Benari First Publish: 8/30/2011, 4:14 AM

Terror groups based in Gaza have acquired anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets from Libya during its six-month civil war, Israeli officials told Reuters on Monday.The officials said the weapons from Libya have enlarged but not significantly improved the arsenal in Gaza. They emphasized that while the rebellion against Muammar Qaddafi has stirred concern abroad about the fate of Libya’s chemical weapons stockpiles, there is no indication Hamas or other Gaza-based terror groups have sought these.They noted, however, that an inflow of SA-7 anti-aircraft missiles and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) has been detected as entering Gaza. One official described an overland supply route that opened up between eastern Libya, after it fell to the rebels, and the Gaza Strip via Egypt.We've been seeing more SA-7s and RPGs coming across,the official told Reuters, adding: It’s not a major qualitative enhancement for them.Another Israeli official told the news agency that thousands of the weapons had reached Gaza in recent months but did not provide figures on how many had originated in Libya.Smuggling of weapons meant for Gaza terror groups is a major concern for Israel, particularly with the anarchy in the Sinai Peninsula and the infiltration of terror groups into the region following the fall of Hosni Mubarak.Egypt, which has been attempting to crackdown on terror groups in the Sinai, deployed 1,500 more troops in the region on Monday following an agreement with Israel to increase the number of Egyptian troops in the peninsula’s areas B and C.
The entire area is on alert, and the IDF has beefed up its presence in the south amid a report that Islamic Jihad terrorists from Gaza are planning to attack from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.

Gaddafi family members flee to Algeria without him
Reuters By Samia Nakhoul – Mon Aug 29, 6:26 pm ET


TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The wife of Muammar Gaddafi and three of his children took refuge in Algeria on Monday but the whereabouts of the former strongman himself remained a mystery a week after rebels drove him from power.Algeria's Foreign Ministry said Gaddafi's wife Safia, his daughter Aisha and his sons Hannibal and Mohammed had entered Algeria on Monday morning.The development threatened to create a diplomatic rift just as the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) worked to consolidate its position as Libya's new government.An NTC spokesman accused Algeria, Libya's western neighbor, of an act of aggression and said the council would seek to extradite the Gaddafis.A senior rebel officer also said Gaddafi's son Khamis, a feared military commander, had been killed in a clash outside of Tripoli. The report could not be independently confirmed.Meanwhile rebel forces converged on Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte from east and west, intent on seizing one of his last bastions of support either by force or by negotiation.Muammar Gaddafi's whereabouts have not been known since Tripoli fell to his foes and his 42-year-old rule collapsed a week ago after a six-month uprising backed by the West and several Arab nations.Algeria's acceptance of Gaddafi's wife and offspring angered the rebel leadership, who want him and his entourage to face justice for years of repressive rule and who fear that he could orchestrate a new insurgency unless he is captured.We have promised to provide a just trial to all those criminals and therefore we consider this an act of aggression,spokesman Mahmoud Shamman told Reuters. We are warning anybody not to shelter Gaddafi and his sons. We are going after them...to find them and arrest them.

NTC chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil called on the Algerian government -- which has not recognized the council as Libya's legitimate authority -- to cooperate with it and hand over any of Gaddafi's sons who is on its wanted list.Asked if he knew where Gaddafi senior was, he told al- Jazeera TV: If we knew where Gaddafi was now our revolutionaries would be on their way to capture him. We have no information that Muammar Gaddafi is in Libya or in any other place.Earlier on Monday, Jalil appealed to NATO to keep up its air campaign in support of the rebels, saying Gaddafi was still a threat.NATO warplanes have struck at Sirte, on the Mediterranean coast, in recent days and Britain said its aircraft also attacked artillery units of Gaddafi forces near Sidra, west of the oil town of Ras Lanuf.

LAST STAND AT SIRTE?

Whether or not Gaddafi is hiding in Sirte to make a last stand, the city would be a strategic and symbolic prize for Libya's new rulers as they tighten their grip on the vast North African country.Rebel forces were advancing toward Sirte from east and west even as contacts continued for its surrender. Their eastern column had pushed past the village of Bin Jawad and secured the Nawfaliya junction By Monday.
Marwan Mustapha, an ambulance worker at Nawfaliya, said: God willing, the rebels will enter the city without bloodshed and the negotiations will have succeeded. But if they have to enter by force, there will be blood.In the desert to the south, Gaddafi loyalists were also holding out, notably in the city of Sabha.But the death of Gaddafi's son Khamis, if confirmed, would be a serious blow to any chance of a military fight back.Colonel Al-Mahdi Al-Haragi, chief of the rebels' Tripoli Brigade, said he had confirmation that Khamis was badly wounded in a clash near Ben Walid. He was taken to hospital but died and was buried in the area, Al-Haragi said.

Rebel military spokesman Colonel Ahmed Bani told Al Arabiya TV that the rebels also believed Gaddafi's intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi was killed on Saturday along with Khamis,We have almost certain information that Khamis Gaddafi and Abdullah al-Senussi were killed on Saturday by a unit of the national liberation army during clashes in Tarhouna (90 km southeast of Tripoli),Bani said.A U.S. official said Washington could not independently confirm Khamis' death but similar information was being received from reliable sources.Khamis has already been reported killed twice during the uprising only to re-emerge.Earlier on Monday, prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo of the International Criminal Court had said he may apply for an arrest warrant for Khamis.Human Rights Watch said members of the Khamis Brigade, which he commanded, appeared to have carried out summary executions of prisoners whose bodies were found in a warehouse in Tripoli.The Hague-based ICC has already approved arrest warrants for Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and Senussi on charges of crimes against humanity.

A GOOD EID

The NTC, now recognized as Libya's legitimate authority by more than 40 nations, was working to establish control in Tripoli after days of chaos and clashes with remaining Gaddafi loyalists.The council, whose leaders plan to move to Tripoli from their Benghazi headquarters this week, is trying to impose security, restore basic services and revive the economy.Gunfire echoed occasionally across the city but aid agencies reported medical and other services were beginning to function again.
Residents, hit by shortages of food, fuel and water, ventured out to shop amid the stink of garbage before the Eid al-Fitr festival after the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.Thank God this Eid has a special flavor. This Eid we have freedom, said Adel Kashad, 47, an oil firm computer specialist who was at a vegetable market. Libya has a new dawn.(Reporting by Samia Nakhoul and Mohammed Abbas in Tripoli, Maria Golovnina in Abu Grein, Alex Dziadosz in Nawfaliya, Robert Birsel and Emma Farge in Benghazi and Regan Doherty in Doha; Writing by Angus MacSwan; Editing by David Stamp)

Op-Ed: 3 Israeli Experts: What To Do About Gazan MIssiles? Published: 28/08/11, 1:29 PM

Arutz Sheva brings you the opinions of three respected and involved experts, translated from the popular Be’Sheva Hebrew weekly newspaper, on how Israel should react to the upscaled terror from Gaza.

Israel's Hebrew Press
Arutz Sheva brings the Anglo reader translations of the words of Israel's opinion makers and experts as they appear in the Hebrew media.I. Alon Shuster, Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council Head (one of the hardest hit areas, ed.):The Security Situation Exacts a Price

All the years I have been in office, that is to say the last ten years, have been years of tension, endless violence and interruptions of normal life that damage the status of Israel’s sovereignty, all coming from the Gaza Strip. For half of that time, the IDF was in control of the Gaza Strip and during the second half of it, the IDF gave up control the Strip. I was witness to varying ways of dealing with the problem by different governments: unilateral measures, negotiations, military operations.I have consistently refrained from overstepping the boundary of my job, and have concentrated on one topic only: how to achieve a situation where my residents will be happy people, who believe in living in the area, and how to see to it that more and more young people want to come live here with us and feel that they have made the right decision in doing so.Regional Council heads do not give advice to Prime Ministers, because by definition I believe that the government must make decisions using a broader point of view than I can have.The Shalit’s are allowed to campaign single-mindedly for their son’s return, but the government has to decide what to do on the basis of the longterm results of its actions. That’s how I feel about the situation in the south. One has to listen to our distress, but make decisions based on the overall situation and future developments.

I don’t have the overall picture, that’s why I see it from a different angle. I can, however, make clear to the government the cost to my region of not achieving quiet. We don’t even have two successive weeks of quiet here, and I say this with absolute certainty. There are tens of incidents every month. And there is a price tag for this lack of calm.As long as the population can live with the fact that it is being fired upon, the government can provide answers in the form of protective measures.
However, once the people living here cannot live with this kind of reality anymore, the government will have to find another answer. At present, people still are willing
There is no Hollywoody happy end here.to live in the area surrounding Gaza and the area is thriving and developing. If things change, the government will have to assess the situation and decide if a military operation is in order.It is possible that the desire to keep our relations with Egypt on an even keel is more important than reacting to the fire. If we had all the facts that the Prime Minister has before him, I could answer more clearly.In addition, I was for the disengagement and I still am. If we take over Gaza, I don’t see how we will ever get out of there. There is no Hollywoody happy end here, and that is why, having no other choice, I am willing to accept the fact that we live in a complex reality, and that for the good of the state of Israel we have to pay a certain price.

II. Professor Moshe Sharon, Middle East Expert, Hebrew University, Jerusalem:
Stop Worrying About the World’s Reaction

We don’t need an extensive military operation because we have enough tools with which to punish Hamas without endangering the lives of any soldiers. I wonder where our Katyushas have disappeared to; where are our mortars, our artillery and our airplanes? The IAF can act in a more efficient manner, and not damage just real estate, so that we can punish the Hamas much more severely. I understand that we have a government which is very fearful of public opinion and of the media. Perhaps it is afraid of UN condemnation.But Hamas includes civilians in its actions. We have proof that Hamas terrorists surround themselves with children and fire rockets to which the IDF refrains from reacting – it is this we have to show the world and the UN.Instead of us running to shelters, let them run at the sound of announcements of Red Alert.We have to say that if our citizens don’t live in tranquillity, there is no help for it, neither will theirs. Instead of us running to shelters, let them run at the sound of announcements of Red Alert.We must understand that in the Middle East, those who refrain from responding are seen as weak, and weakness invites immediate attack.That is why we have to put a stop to our righteousness , the most extreme righteousness in the entire Middle East, while Hamas keeps millions of Israeli residents in constant and immediate danger.Today it is not just Kassams that Hamas has in its stockpiles, but over 100 much improved missiles. Since we were promised that after the Oslo Accords there would be no Katyushas on Ashkelon, we now call them by the laundered word Grads , when they are actually just improved Katyusha rockets.In my opinion, destroying three shopping malls in Gaza will do the job without a single IDF infantry man entering the area. In the past we had no problem with destroying a mall or airport there, but now we are afraid the world will say that we are condemning the Gazans to starvation.

III. Dr. Aryeh Yitschaki, Military Historian

Destroy the Terrorist Entity
Israel is once again being dragged into the game of Indian wrestling with a terrorist enemy. The time has come to stop tactical power plays and start developing long term strategy to eliminate the roots of terror. Conditions are ripe to go out to war (not just an operation) to destroy the Iranian terrorist entity called Hamastan.

The war should have three stages:Stage one– a military procedure that must end with the capture of the head of the snake, the military bunker under the Shifa Hospital in Gaza, and with the elimination of all the military and political heads of the murderous Arab organizations in Gaza.The Cast Lead Operation proved that the myths about difficult hand to hand fighting in built up areas and of the strength of Hamas were false.All those who fear the IDF getting stuck in a bloody mess should recall that the Cast Lead Operation proved that the myths about difficult hand to hand fighting in built up areas and of the strength of Hamas were false myths that had no connection to reality. The IDF can mop it all up in three days of fighting.Stage two, once the first stage is over, is moving all the refugees to northern Sinai in an international operation funded by the G8 and the petro-dollar nations. At this point, UNRWA should stop being an independent organization and join the international UN organization for aiding refugees.Stage Three: Building and development. An operation called ten fingers will establish ten strips of Jewish settlement across the Gaza strip from east to west, rebuild the 23 communities that were destroyed and add another 27 new ones, adding up to a total of 50 settelements.

Simultaneously, Israel must begin digging the Sea Canal starting at the General’s Outpost west of Rafiah. It will be built along the Philadelphia Corridor, and go on across the width of the Negev up to the Dead Sea. It will be deep and wide and form a massive obstacle preventing infiltration from northern Sinai to Israel.Without vision, a nation cannot live (Proverbs 29,18)is a crucial saying to remember. We will pay a heavy cost in blood if we put off bold action.

Ridiculous Obama Administration Blocks Modest Medicaid Reforms in Illinois ForbesBy Avik Roy | Forbes – Sat, Aug 27, 2011

There are a lot of people out there who think that, just because Medicaid is jointly run by the states and the feds, that states have a great deal of flexibility in how they administer the program. As Harold Pollack happily puts it in The New Republic, In practice, states already enjoy great flexibility, with the Obama administration sending many signals that it is wiling to grant more.The logic of Harold’s argument is clear: if states already enjoy great flexibility, there’s no need to give them more flexibility in the form of block grants. Doing so would only give state governments more incentive to make deeper cuts. So I thought I would share with you an example of how ludicrously inflexible Medicaid really is: an example from Illinois, President Obama’s home state.Illinois has one of the most expansive Medicaid programs in the country, with annual state and federal spending of $15 billion. That compares to a state budget of $33 billion. In the Land of Lincoln, you can qualify for Medicaid if your income is under 200 percent of the federal poverty level—$44,700 for a family of four. Children qualify at 300 percent of FPL. One out of every five Illinoisans is on Medicaid, including one-third of all Illinois kids.

But in order to prove that you’re eligible for Medicaid in Illinois, all you have to do is provide a single pay stub. If that pay stub happens to be artificially low, suggesting a lower income than you actually have, it still counts as proof of Medicaid eligibility. As to proving Illinois residency? The nice people of Illinois merely ask that you write down your address. As a result, people earning more than the Medicaid threshold, and people who don’t even live in Illinois, are collecting Illinois Medicaid funds.So in January, the State of Illinois, under a Democratic House, a Democratic Senate, and a Democratic Governor, passed a landmark Medicaid reform bill aimed at fixing this and other problems with the program. The new law required the state’s Medicaid recipients to provide a month’s worth of pay stubs, instead of just one, in order to provide evidence of residency and income. Not a big deal, you might think.You’d be wrong. In July, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services informed Illinois that the seemingly innocuous reform violated federal law, because Obamacare doesn’t allow states to restrict Medicaid eligibility, and this reform, they decided, was an eligibility restriction. From the Chicago Tribune:One of the long-sought goals of Illinois Medicaid reforms enacted this year was to require more proof that people lived in Illinois and that their incomes were not too high to qualify for the state and federal health care program for the poor.Illinois wanted more proof of residency than the current requirement that calls for little more than writing down an address, officials said. The new Illinois law also asked for a month’s worth of pay stubs instead of just one paycheck to show income eligibility. That requirement, officials said, was aimed at lessening the chance that a person could become eligible simply by using a particularly small paycheck to make his overall income look smaller than it is.

The federal government denied the Illinois plans because states are not allowed to put in place procedures that are more restrictive than they were on March 23, 2010, the day Democratic President Barack Obama signed the sweeping federal Affordable Care Act.Frankly, this is what enrages people,said Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, R-Lemont. If all we want to do is find out if people are actually eligible for the services, and the federal government is telling us we can’t do that, that’s absolutely ridiculous.Sen. Radogno is right—it is absolutely ridiculous. And it’s just one example of the dysfunctional way we run Medicaid today. The money that Illinois wastes on ineligible Medicaid recipients could be better spent helping the truly needy. When Democrats in Washington stop Democrats in Illinois from enacting basic Medicaid reforms, the system is broken.Block grants are the fulcrum of Medicaid reform. By giving states control over Medicaid dollars, the program can be run more efficiently, directing more resources to those who truly need them, thereby improving Medicaid’s disastrous health outcomes. Liberals are always telling us about wasteful health-care spending. So why not let those closer to the problem try to do something about it?

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