Saturday, May 21, 2011
6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
1 TIMOTHY 4:1-2
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
2 TIMOTHY 3:13
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me(JESUS) before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me (JESUS) before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
WELL THAT FRAUD CAMPING TODAY PREDICTED THE RAPTURE WOULD OCCUR.IF WERE GONE YOU KNOW CAMPING WAS LEAD BY GOD.IF WERE NOT GONE CAMPING WAS LEAD BY SATAN TO DECIEVE AND DESTROY PROPHECY.I REALLY WISH KING JESUS WOULD COME FOR US IN THE CLOUDS,BUT IF NOT NOW,ONLY WHEN THE FATHER TELLS JESUS TO GO GET HIS FOLLOWERS TO BRING THEM TO HEAVEN FOR AVOIDING WW3 AND THE DEATH OF HALF EARTHS POPULATION DUE TO DIVIDING ISRAEL AND HATING KING JESUS.
CAMPING THE FRAUD CLAIMS MAY 21,11 RAPTURE DAY
ALEX JONES MOCKS THE RAPTURE-OUR HOPE - HOUR 1
2 TIMOTHY 4:2-4
1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
PROOF OF THE RAPTURE BEFORE 7 YR TRIBULATION.FOR SKEPTICS OF TRUTH.
ITS THE REVELATION OF JESUS TO EARTH,NOT REVELATIONS OF JESUS TO START WITH.
REVELATION CH 2+3 CHURCH AGE.
REVELATION CH 4 THE RAPTURE.
FOR SKEPTICS OF THE RAPTURE.WHY IS THE CHURCH NOT MENTIONED FROM REV CH 4 TILL CH 20 IS MY QUESTION.
REVELATION CH'S 6-19 (7 YR TRIBULATION).
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from (NOT THROUGH) the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world,(7 YR TRIBULATION) to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH TO HEAVEN. MEETING CHRIST IN THE CLOUDS!
1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-18
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:51-55
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
CDC Zombie Apocalypse disaster campaign crashes website– Thu May 19, 5:02 pm ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Centers for Disease Control blog post mentioning a zombie apocalypse as a lighthearted way to get Americans to read about preparing for the hurricane season drove so much traffic that it crashed the website, the center said on Thursday.The Zombie Apocalypse campaign is a social media effort by the CDC's Public Health and Preparedness center to spread the word about preparing for the June 1 start of hurricane season.There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for, the blog post starts innocently enough.Take a zombie apocalypse for example ... You may laugh now, but when it happens you'll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you'll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.The timing of the blog was just days before the prediction of the May 21 Judgment Day by an evangelical broadcaster.
If you prepare for the zombie apocalypse, you'll be prepared for all hazards, CDC spokesman Dave Daigle told Reuters over the phone on Thursday.The word zombie comes from voodoo practice of spirit possession where zombies are stripped of consciousness.Zombies became popular culture references after the success of George Romero's 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead where flesh-eating zombies roam the eastern seaboard in the aftermath of radioactive contamination.Daigle said that a typical CDC blog post might get between 1,000 and 3,000 hits. The most traffic on record had been a post that saw around 10,000 visits.By the end of Wednesday, with servers down, the page had 60,000. By Thursday, it was a trending topic on Twitter.
The campaign was designed to reach a young, media-savvy demographic that the CDC had not been able to capture before, Daigle said.Increased traffic did not effect the main CDC website.The website is: http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies_blog.asp (Reporting by Wendell Marsh; Editing by Greg McCune)
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May 21, 2011: Judgment Day Rumors Spread Across The US-The Huffington Post Dean Praetorius 05/16/11 06:32 PM ET
Allison Warden is spreading the word by any means necessary.May 21, 2011 will mark the second coming of Christ, or at least that's what some Christian groups believe.
The date was calculated by Harold Camping, the leader of an independent Christian ministry called Family Radio Worldwide, which is based in Oakland, Calif. Camping's date is based on his interpretation of the Bible.Camping's group isn't the only one following his apocalyptic prediction though. A number of loosely affiliated websites and radio broadcasts have created a movement independent of churches that have organized to proclaim the day as the end of the world.Billboards, bus stop benches, and travelling caravans of RVs from Bridgeport, Conn. to Little Rock, Ark. are being used to spread the word, according to the AP. Allison Warden (pictured) has been helping to organize the campaign not only through billboards and post cards, but through the web, using her site We Can Know.Camping, 89, says the Bible acts as a calendar by which the dates of prophecies can be calculated.Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment,he told the AP.
While this isn't the first time that the end of the world has been predicted, there are many believers that will adhere to the date, even if it passes. It would be like telling the Wright brothers that every other attempt to fly has failed, so you shouldn't even try, Chris McCann, who works with eBible Fellowship, told the AP.
FALSIES ALWAY SAY THE BOOK OF REVELATION(S).WHEN ITS THE BOOK OF REVELATION.THE REVEALING OF CHRIST TO EARTH BY THE SIGNS HAPPENING.
End of the World 2011-MAY 10,11
That’s right, all signs point to a May 21 Judgment Day, with the End of the World following just months later on October 21, 2011. Many of the signs of the Apocalypse have already reared their ugly head, warning that the End of Days are coming very soon. Have you noticed the signs that God has given us to prove the Second Coming of Jesus is around the corner? The bible gives us the seven signs of the Apocalypse, many of which can be noticed in everyday life as we approach May 21, 2011. God gives us the signs of the Apocalypse to let us know that the Rapture, and End of the World are nearing. Here are the seven signs of the Apocalypse with specific examples of each in today’s world.
Signs of the End
Joel Osteen, Danny Davis, and Mike Murdock are three, of many false prophets that we have seen rise to fame and fortune over the last several years. These false prophets bring teachings that do not correspond with the word of the Bible, and have had a negative effect on Religious culture. They have used the television of their primary avenue to exploit the word of Christ for their own benefit.The Rapture on May 21 will most likely come and go without saving these three, along with the rest of the False Prophets on this Earth. They will be left behind during Judgement Day, and spend the End of Days begging for forgiveness from Jesus for their sins in hope of being saved by the lord before the End of The World. Don’t worry, we doubt they will join us in Heaven.
Wars and Rumors of Wars
The recent killing of Osama Bin Laden has sparked debate over the role that Pakistan took in hiding the terrorist from those trying to bring him to justice. Will the United States go to war with Pakistan after interrogating Bin Laden’s wives? Or will the United States turn their war talks on Iran, to finally eliminate them as a Nuclear threat to the world? The End of the World is coming in 2011, but it won’t be because of a Nuclear War.
The Mississippi River is flooding. Famine will run rampant in the United States between May 21 and the End of the World on October 21, 2011. Once starvation sets in, everyone affected will recognize the End of The World 2011, and the teachings of Harold Camping will become more widely accepted. The situation caused by the flooding of the Mississippi River will devastate not just the mid-west, but the entire world will feel the effects of the lost crops.North Korea has faced famine due to a grain deficit this year, and the refugees in Burma were facing starvation just about a year ago. While there have always been hungry people in the world, this is the first time in recent memory that the United States has been threatened by famine. God is trying to give very clear signs that May 21 will be Doomsday for many people.
As Los Angeles braces for The Big One, which many believe will come on May 21, 2011 – the Earthquakes in Japan are still on everyone’s mind. The massive earthquake that struck Japan may be just a preview of what Los Angeles is expecting, but also serves as a more evidence that the End of The World is coming soon. God will destroy the World after Judgement Day on October 21, 2011.
Persecutions and Tortures to the Elect
This sign of the Apocalypse specifically refers to the Elect who are also known as the true believers in Christ the Lord. The recent persecutions in child molestation cases of Priests, and other high-ranking church officials may in fact be another sign of the May 21 apocalypse. While those persecuted may in fact be guilty of their crimes, the Bible does not specify if they will be tried justly or not. Watch for persecutions of the faithful over the next 10 days as we near the May 21st Judgement Day.
Once again, we can point to the recent killing of Osama Bin Laden. The United States did not follow the rules of war when they gave the order to execute the wanted terrorist, rather than attempt to capture and try him as a war criminal. While there may be many Justifications for this particular event, lawlessness, and a lack of consideration for others has clearly grown in the previous years. Notice how people no longer use their blinker when driving, or park between the lines properly in parking lots. These may seem unrelated to the End of the World, but in fact are perfect examples to prove that May 21 will be Judgement Day.
More Signs of May 21 Doomsday.The Bible and Book of Revelations mention many signs that God will provide to let us know that the Second Coming of Jesus will happen soon. May 21 is just 10 days away, and I ask you to keep your eyes open, and report any signs of Judgement Day that you notice. The End of The World will be glorious for some, and devastating for others, and unavoidable for all.
Friday, May 20, 2011
OBAMA BETRAYS ISRAEL-NOTHING NEW
HAGMANN & HAGMANN-JUDI MCLEOD REPORT SAT'S 8-10PM ON BLOGTALK RADIO
JEROME CORSI ON JONES TODAY MAY 20,11
LAURIE ROTHS SITE
DOUG HAGMANNS SITES
CANADA FREE PRESS-JUDI MCLEOD
OLIVE TREE MINISTRIES LATES SHOWS
FOX NEWS CLAIMS AT BIN LADENS COMPOUND WAS FOUND THAT AL-QUIDA WANTED TO BLOW UP OIL SHIPS LIKE THE SAMOLIA HIGHJACKERS TO DESTROY AMERICAS ECONOMY.THEN A HALF HOUR LATER AT 12:56PM MAY 20,11 TODAY FOX NEWS REPORTED THERES A MAN IN A BOAT ON THE RIVER LOOKING SUSPICIOUS WITH A CHAIN AROUND HIS NECK CONNECTED TO A BLACK BOX.FOX CLAIMS THE POLICE AND ARMY ARE LOOKING INTO IT.I KNOW WHO IT IS,ITS OSAMA MOMMA BIN LADEN COMING TO LIFE FROM HIS UNTHAWD BODY BEING THROWN IN THE SEA BY OBAMA MOMMA.BIN LADEN WOULD WEAR A BLACK BOX AROUND HIS NECK WITH A CHAIN CONNECTED TO IT ON THE RIVER WERE HE WAS SHOVED,AND TO GET REVENGE HE WILL GO NEAR VIRGINIAS NUCLEAR PLANT SO VIRGINIAS POLICE WOULD BE FORCED TO COME TO THE NUCLEAR PLANT.CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS SCAM FOX AND OBAMA HAS DREAMED UP THIS TIME.OH YA SOMEBODY WOULD NOT HIDE THAT BLACK BOX BUT PUT A CHAIN ON IT AND PUT IT AROUND HIS NECK.ITS NOT OVIOUS THAT HES UP TO SOMETHING.THIS BIN LADEN COMES BACK TO LIFE FOR THE 10TH TIME POSSIBLY.I GUESS OBAMA HAS TO PUT HIM BACK IN THE FREEZER AGAIN TILL HE NEEDS TO STEAL MORE AMERICANS RIGHTS.
Obama’s ineligibility: Has the time come for rebellion? - Lawrence Sellin Friday, May 20, 2011 CAN FREE PRESS
Americans have a right to know whether or not the occupant of the White House is a criminal.The political elite and the state-run media do not want anyone to talk about it. They say that there are more important issues to discuss than if Barack Hussein Obama has committed felonies before and after arriving in the Oval Office.
The conspiracy of silence by the political elite and the associated news blackout can only be explained by complicity in a cover-up of possible criminal acts. If there is another explanation, I would like to know it.It is clear that Obama is not, according to the Constitution, eligible to be President of the United States because he is not a natural born citizen.There is also evidence that he may have committed fraud regarding his birth documents, Social Security number, his Selective Service registration and his real estate transactions in Chicago.I am a scientist by training and temperament. I do not adhere to conspiracy theories. In my opinion, it is no longer just a theory. There is sufficient evidence to warrant an official investigation.
The continuous stonewalling by both parties’ elite is clearly directed toward preventing such an investigation because it would divulge that our government is riddled with corruption and operates solely to benefit the political royalty.The intentional silence of the state-run media is to protect Obama and the far left-wing agenda he represents.It seems that they have both decided to follow the advice of Adolf Hitler: The great masses of the people…will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.Obama’s guru, the neo-Marxist Saul Alinsky, wrote in his book Rules for Radicals:Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign has started selling Made in the USA T-shirts showing images of both Obama and the long-form birth certificate.
It is both clever and revealing. Obama often laughs off questions about his eligibility, but with obvious nervous laughter. Ask any police officer. It is a verbal clue of deception, a clear indicator of stress or fear.It is not, however, a comedy, but a tragedy. The United States is no longer what John Adams described as a government of laws and not of men. It has become the opposite.The government has violated its oath to defend the Constitution, interfered with the rule of law and scorned citizen attempts to petition for the redress of grievances.As Abraham Lincoln noted, the American people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.We are experiencing, in real-time, the destruction of the Constitution and a flagrant disregard for the rule of law by elected officials and government bureaucrats, who are deliberately hiding the truth from the American people.We must overthrow those responsible. For too long we have been silent and inattentive.The loyalty of the American people is to the country and the Constitution, not to shady officeholders or petty bureaucrats.The disdain demonstrated by the state-run media will also have its day of reckoning, as President Theodore Roosevelt stated:To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
The American people must now send an unambiguous message to the political elite that the usurpation of power and the selective application of the law are not legitimized by acquiescence or repetition.As John Adams cautioned Americans:If we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it… Be not intimidated… nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice.We must not permit Obama to run for President in 2012 without a proper investigation of his background and the truth disclosed.If our government shirks its responsibility, then it is our patriotic duty as citizens to act.It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men - Samuel Adams.
Author Lawrence Sellin Canada Free Press 2011
LAND FOR PEACE (THE FUTURE 7 YEARS OF HELL ON EARTH)
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.
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.
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.
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
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.
Israel Expects Obama to Take Back 1967 Lines Demand
by Gil Ronen MAY 20,11
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was quick on the draw Thursday in voicing clear displeasure with President Barack Obama’s mideast policy speech.Israel appreciates President Obama’s commitment to peace,the response began, curtly.Israel believes that for peace to endure between Israelis and Palestinians, the viability of a Palestinian state cannot come at the expense of the viability of the one and only Jewish state.That is why Prime Minister Netanyahu expects to hear a reaffirmation from President Obama of U.S. commitments made to Israel in 2004, which were overwhelmingly supported by both Houses of Congress.Among other things,Netanyahu reminded Obama,those commitments relate to Israel not having to withdraw to the 1967 lines which are both indefensible and which would leave major Israeli population centers in Judea and Samaria beyond those lines.Those commitments also ensure Israel’s well-being as a Jewish state by making clear that Palestinian refugees will settle in a future Palestinian state rather than in Israel.
Without a solution to the Palestinian refugee problem outside the borders of Israel, no territorial concession will bring peace.Equally, the Palestinians, and not just the United States, must recognize Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people, and any peace agreement with them must end all claims against Israel.Prime Minister Netanyahu will make clear that the defense of Israel requires an Israeli military presence along the Jordan River.Prime Minister Netanyahu will also express his disappointment over the Palestinian Authority’s decision to embrace Hamas, a terror organization committed to Israel’s destruction, as well as over Mahmoud Abbas’s recently expressed views which grossly distort history and make clear that Abbas seeks a Palestinian state in order to continue the conflict with Israel rather than end it.(IsraelNationalNews.com)
GOP Slams Obama on Israel
by Elad Benari MAY 20,11
Members of the U.S. Republican party, some of them presidential hopefuls, on Thursday criticized President Barack Obama’s speech on the Middle East and accused him of betraying Israel.President Obama has thrown Israel under the bus, Former Massachusetts governor and potential 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney said in a statement quoted on Politico.com.He has disrespected Israel and undermined its ability to negotiate peace. He has also violated a first principle of American foreign policy, which is to stand firm by our friends.Romney, who is well acquainted with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, visited Israel in January.Minnesota House member Michele Bachmann also responded to the presidential speech, saying on her Twitter account that Obama had betrayed our friend and ally Israel. Obama’s call for 1967 borders will cause chaos, division & more aggression in Middle East and put Israel at further risk.Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, also a potential Republican candidate for the presidency, called Obama’s call for Israel return to the so-called 1967 borders – the 1949 Armistice Lines which are considered indefensible by defense experts – a mistaken a very dangerous demand.In a statement quoted in Politico, Pawlenty said that the city of Jerusalem must never be re-divided. To send a signal to the Palestinians that America will increase its demands on our ally Israel, on the heels of the Palestinian Authority’s agreement with the Hamas terrorist organization, is a disaster waiting to happen. At this time of upheaval in the Middle East, it's never been more important for America to stand strong for Israel and for a united Jerusalem.
Florida Republican Allen West also blasted Obama’s speech in a statement he released and which was quoted by Newsmax:Today’s endorsement by President Barack Obama of the creation of a Hamas-led Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 borders, signals the most egregious foreign policy decision his administration has made to date, and could be the beginning of the end as we know it for the Jewish state,said West.The pre-1967 borders endorsed by President Obama would deny millions of the world’s Jews access to their holiest site and force Israel to return the strategically important Golan Heights to Syria, a known state-sponsor of terrorism, he added and emphasized that there has always been a Nation of Israel and Jerusalem has been and must always be recognized as its rightful capital.West also said that the Hamas-run Palestinian state envisioned by President Obama would be devastating to Israel and the world’s 13.3 million Jews. It would be a Pavlovian style reward to a declared Islamic terrorist organization, and an unacceptable policy initiative. He called for the United States to never negotiate with the Palestinian Authority- which has aligned itself with Hamas.West called on the American people to stand by our strongest ally, the Jewish State of Israel, and reject this foreign policy blunder of epic proportions…The President should focus on the real obstacle to security- the Palestinian leadership and its ultimate goal to eliminate Israel and the Jewish people.In his speech at the State Department, Obama called for two states for two peoples with permanent borders based on the 1967 lines with agreed upon swaps.He also mentioned that the PA state should be contiguous.
Our policy is two states for two peoples,Obama said.Israel as a Jewish state for the Jewish people. Palestine as a Palestinian state for the Palestinian people. A viable Palestine; a secure Israel.The president also called on PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and maintained that the PA state be demilitarized. He rejected unilateral moves by Palestinian Authority leaders to achieve a declaration of statehood outside of negotiations in the United Nations in September, saying efforts to isolate Israel in the UN, and delegitimize Israel, won't achieve statehood.(IsraelNationalNews.com)
Shomron Liaison Office: Obama's Homeland Preposterous
by Gavriel Queenann MAY 20,11
Yaakov David Ha'ivri, Director of the Shomron Liaison Office, responded Thursday to US president Barack Obama's mideast policy speech, saying Obama's definition of of a Jewish homeland is preposterous.We welcome President Obama's strong statements on the requirement of the Jewish State's security, Ha'ivri said in a statement.But categorically reject his call for dialogue with the internationally recognized terror organization Hamas.Unfortunately, President Obama and the majority of the citizens of Israel are speaking different languages. The president agreed that the Jews should have a state in their historical homeland, but his definition of homeland is preposterous. The historical land of the Jewish people are the very areas which he supports giving to the local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood; the ideological grandfather of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, Ha'Ivri said of Obama's call to a full and phased withwrawal by Israel to 1967 lines.These two statements by the president do not jibe. It is impossible for Israel to live securely in its homeland if it is required to give away its homeland to the affiliate organization whose leader the US president just signed the assassination order for. Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) are non-negotiable and any further discussion of compromising Israeli sovereignty in them will be unequivocally rejected,Ha'Ivri said.
Only an empowered and secure Israel will bring peace to the region. Forcing Israel's hand will ruin any chance for the regional peace President Obama so desires.Obama's speech, which GOP presidential hopeful Mit Romney termed throwing Israel under a bus,essentially endorsed PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas' demand for borders based on 1967 lines - in truth the 1948 armistice lines - before negotiations begin.(Israel NationalNews.com)
Danon: Obama Has Adopted Arafat's Plan; Eldad - Insanity! by Gavriel Queenann MAY 20,11
Nationalist Israeli lawmakers were taken aback by US President Barack Obama's new chapter in American diplomacy outlined Thursday during his much expected Mideast policy address at the State Department.Obama ambushed Netanyahu, who had outlined Israel's conditions for peace earlier this week, and demanded a full and phased withdrawal by Israel from occupied lands citing the 1967 border. Before his address, Obama had assured Israeli officials he would not address specifics of the Arab-Israeli conflict.President Barack Hussein Obama adopted the phased plan of Yasser Arafat, MK Danny Danon (Likud) told Israel National News - noting Arafat's plan was not for peace, but for the gradual destruction of Israel, piece by piece.
He is demanding [of] Netanyahu a withdrawal from all of Judea and Samaria without even ending the conflict. He left the Prime Minister only one option, which is to tell him to forget about it,Danon said.Danon also lauded Prime Minister Netanyahu's strong response to Obama's position, which included the demand that the US honor commitments made to the Jewish state in 2004 by former President George W. Bush.I commend the prime minister for issuing a clear response that this policy is unacceptable, Danon said.Aryeh Eldad (National Union) said Obama's position was nothing knew – and definitively insane.I wonder why all the pundits were so excited about Obama saying 1967 borders as if he invented something knew. We tend to forget these were the Clinton guidelines, that Barak negotiated with Arafat based on them. Ehud Olmert also negotiated on these terms with Abu Mazen - and they all failed, Eldad said.It is a wonder the American president forgot Einstein's definition of insanity, Eldad said with characteristic dry humor. That Insanity [is] doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.Prime Minister Netanyahu is expected to address the US Congress on May 24.(IsraelNationalNews.com)
Prodding Israel, Obama embraces Palestine borders
By BEN FELLER, AP White House Correspondent – MAY 19,11
WASHINGTON – Exasperated by stalled Middle East peace talks in a season of tumultuous change, President Barack Obama jolted close ally Israel Thursday by embracing the Palestinians' terms for drawing the borders of their new nation next door. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel rejected the idea as indefensible on the eve of his vital White House meeting with Obama.The U.S. president said that an independent Palestine should be based on 1967 borders — before the Six Day War in which Israel occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza — as adjusted by possible land swaps agreed upon by both sides. He said Israel can never live in true peace as a Jewish state if it insists on permanent occupation.Obama's effort to salvage a peace effort that is in shambles was a major change in tactics for a president running out of patience and reasons to be subtle. The Israeli-Palestinian stalemate has remained immune to the popular uprisings and historic drives for freedom that have swept much of the region.He pushed both sides to accept his starting point — borders for Palestine, security for Israel — and get back to solving a deadlock that has grinded on and on and on.In a sweeping review of recent uprisings and authoritarian crackdowns across the Arab world, Obama was also unsparing in his words for the Palestinian leadership, repudiating its pursuit of unilateral statehood through the United Nations and questioning its alliance with a Hamas faction bent on Israel's destruction.
At a time when the people of the Middle East and North Africa are casting off the burdens of the past, the drive for a lasting peace that ends the conflict and resolves all claims is more urgent than ever, Obama said, playing the rapid change of the past six months against a standoff that has stymied the Mideast for decades.
More broadly, before a polite diplomatic audience at the State Department, Obama sought to clarify the U.S. role toward a part of the world undergoing a transformation. He implored the American people to see that it is worth devoting U.S. might and money to help stabilize a dangerous region and help people fighting for freedom.There must be no doubt that the United States of America welcomes change that advances self-determination and opportunity, the president said. Yes, there will be perils that accompany this moment of promise. But after decades of accepting the world as it is in the region, we have a chance to pursue the world as it should be.It was Obama's explicit endorsement of the 1967 borders that changed the dynamic.
The U.S., the international community and even past Israeli governments have endorsed the idea of an agreement based on the 1967 lines, but Obama's new emphasis was a clear prodding for Israel to act.The way Obama put it means the U.S. now accepts 1967 lines, with land swaps, as the basis for the borders of a Palestinian state — and not just that such a result would be the desired outcome of negotiations, as had been the U.S. stand.The United States insists, too, that Israel end up with a safe, secure state without fear of attack from Palestinians.In a cool statement released late Thursday in Jerusalem, Netanyahu rejected a full withdrawal from the West Bank, saying the 1967 lines would leave major Jewish settlements outside Israel. It was unclear whether Obama's stand would be enough to persuade the Palestinians to drop their push for U.N. recognition of their statehood.
In the run-up to the president's speech, the White House had sought to downplay the role of the Mideast peace standoff in his address, emphasizing instead other elements such as his proposed financial support for Egypt and Tunisia, two nations that have risen up and embraced democracy. But the address only served to underscore how central the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is to the stability of the whole region and the political interests of the United StatesObama sought to give perspective to a five-month period in which thousands have died in protests for human rights, two countries' leaders have been toppled, others are teetering, the U.S. has been drawn into an armed conflict in Libya and America has launched a stunning, successful mission to find and kill Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. The president tried to minimize bin Laden's reach even in death, saying his al-Qaida vision of destruction had already been deemed a dead end by those wanting a better life.Moving country by country, Obama offered his toughest words yet for Syrian President Bashar Assad, in whom the U.S. has lost hope as a reformer given his government's bloody crackdown on dissidents. Obama did not call for Assad to step down but did accuse him of murdering his people. The Syrian people have shown their courage in demanding a transition, Obama said.President Assad now has a choice: He can lead that transition or get out of the way.One 24-year-old Syrian said the U.S. president was too late.It's too bad hundreds of people died before he made the speech, said Mustafa, who fled the coastal town of Banias, which has seen some of the biggest protests in recent weeks, and who did not give his surname for fear of reprisals.I think it's too late for Assad to lead a peaceful transition to democracy after all that happened.In seizing his own Mideast moment, Obama offered a speech that was in some ways notable for what he did not mention.While critical of autocracy throughout the Mideast, he failed to mention the region's largest, richest and arguably most repressive nation, U.S. ally Saudi Arabia. Nor did he mention Jordan, a staunch U.S. ally that has a peace deal with Israel. Also left out was the United Arab Emirates, the wealthy, pro-American collection of mini-states on the Persian Gulf.
On the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, he raised the question of Hamas but did not seek to answer it. A proposed unity Palestinian government would pair the Fatah-dominated administration in the West Bank and the Gaza-run Hamas, which is considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. and seeks to destroy Israel.How can one negotiate with a party that has shown itself unwilling to recognize your right to exist? Obama asked.In the weeks and months to come, Palestinian leaders will have to provide a credible answer to that question.Obama also conceded that borders were just a start. He had no blueprint for resolving enormous conflicts over the status of Jerusalem and the fate of Palestinian refugees.And he gave little attention to Iran, where U.S. attempts at outreach have gone nowhere.On Yemen, a key partner in the U.S. fight against al-Qaida, Obama called on President Ali Abdullah Saleh to keep his commitment to transfer power. On Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, Obama said the only way forward is dialogue between the government and opposition, and you can't have a real dialogue when parts of the peaceful opposition are in jail.Associated Press writers Matthew Lee and Erica Werner in Washington, Dan Perry and Josef Federman in Jerusalem, Karin Laub in Ramallah, Zeina Karam in Beirut and Robert Reid in Cairo contributed to this report.Online:
Obama's speech: http://tinyurl.com/68vdsoo
Israel's Netanyahu: 1967 borders can't be defended
By JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press – Thu May 19, 5:00 pm ET
JERUSALEM – Israel's prime minister on Thursday gave a cool reception to President Barack Obama's Mideast policy speech, warning a withdrawal from the West Bank wold leave Israel vulnerable to attack and setting up what could be a tense meeting at the White House.In his speech, Obama endorsed the Palestinian position on the borders of their future state, saying it should be based on Israel's lines before the 1967 Mideast war. Israel captured the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip in the fighting, and the Palestinians claim those areas for their state.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas planned to convene a meeting with senior officials as soon as possible to decide on the next steps, said Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat.
Abbas is determined to give President Obama's effort and that of the international community the chance they deserve, Erekat said.The U.S., the international community and even past Israeli governments have endorsed a settlement based on the 1967 lines, but Obama was far more explicit than in the past. His position appeared to put him at odds with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has not accepted the concept.Reacting to Obama's speech, Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a full withdrawal from the West Bank, saying the 1967 lines were indefensible and would leave major Jewish settlements outside Israel. Netanyahu rejects any pullout from east Jerusalem.Netanyahu heads to the White House on Friday and said he would seek clarifications.Behind the rhetoric, though, was the possibility of finding common ground. Obama said he would support agreed-upon territorial swaps between the Israel and the Palestinians, leaving the door open for Israel to retain major West Bank settlements, where the vast majority of its nearly 300,000 Jewish settlers live.
Netanyahu said he would urge Obama to endorse a 2004 American commitment, made by then President George W. Bush, to Israel. In a letter at the time, Bush said a full withdrawal to the 1967 lines was unrealistic and a future peace agreement would have to recognize new realities on the ground.Israelis have interpreted Bush's commitment as U.S. support for retaining the major settlement blocs. Earlier this week, Netanyahu said Israel would have to retain the blocs as part of any future peace agreement.But Netanyahu also wants to keep other parts of the West Bank, including a strategic section of land along the Jordanian border that he believes is vital to Israel's security. The Palestinians oppose any Israeli presence in their future state.Netanyahu said he would reiterate his security demands at Friday's meeting.
Netanyahu said he plans to raise other demands: Palestinian recognition of Israel as the Jewish homeland, guarantees that Palestinian refugees be resettled outside of Israel and condemnation of an emerging Palestinian government that is to include the anti-Israel Hamas militant group.With peacemaking stalled for months, the Palestinians have said they will ask the United Nations to recognize their independence in September, with or without a peace deal.In his speech, Obama rejected the U.N. push. Symbolic actions to isolate Israel at the United Nations in September won't create an independent state, Obama said.It was not immediately clear whether Obama's statement on the 1967 borders as the basis for negotiations — something the Palestinians have long sought — would be sufficient to persuade the Palestinians to drop their quest for U.N. recognition.
Former U.S. Democratic Congressman Robert Wexler, president of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace in Washington, said the speech had created a moment of truth for the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.No longer in earnest can President Abbas seek a United Nations resolution and say he's serious about the creation of a Palestinian state. And likewise, Prime Minister Netanyahu must determine whether he is willing to negotiate based on the 1967 lines with agreed-upon territorial swaps, he said.
Israel rejects Obama peace plan, Palestinians cagey
by Steve Weizman – Thu May 19, 3:43 pm ET
JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel on Thursday rejected President Barack Obama's call for a peace deal based the 1967 borders, as the Palestinians said their leadership would hold a meeting to discuss the US leader's policy speech.Obama's address, billed as an announcement of reoriented US policy in the Middle East after a slew of regional uprisings, focused heavily on the stalled talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
He called for a negotiated solution based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Six Day War, but also warned the Palestinians that a bid for UN recognition of a unilateral proclamation of statehood would not work.The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states, said Obama.The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their full potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, due to fly to Washington just hours after Obama's speech, immediately called on the White House to guarantee Israel would not have to withdraw to the 1967 lines.He urged Obama to commit to the assurances laid out in 2004 by then president George W. Bush, who said new realities on the ground, meant a full and complete return to the 1967 borders was unrealistic.Prime Minister Netanyahu expects to hear a reaffirmation from President Obama of US commitments made to Israel in 2004, which were overwhelmingly supported by both houses of Congress, Netanyahu's statement said.
Among other things, those commitments relate to Israel not having to withdraw to the 1967 lines, which are both indefensible and which would leave major Israeli population centres in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) beyond those lines, it added.
Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with Obama on Friday and will address a joint session of the US Congress next week.In the West Bank, the Palestinian leadership responded cautiously, saying it would examine Obama's address before making substantive comment.President (Mahmud) Abbas decided to call the Palestinian leadership to an urgent meeting as soon as possible and consult with the Arab brothers to discuss US President Barack Obama's speech, senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told reporters.He said the Palestinians remained committed to all previous agreements with Israel,hoping that the Israeli government will do the same, to give the peace process the chance it deserves.The Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip and this month signed a surprise unity agreement with Abbas's Fatah party, immediately called for Washington to match words with action.What Obama needs to do is not to add slogans but to take concrete steps to protect the rights of the Palestinian people and the Arab nation, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told AFP.Obama's speech comes as talks between Israel and the Palestinians are mired in a stalemate over the issue of Israeli settlement construction.In September 2010, Obama helped launch the first direct talks between the two sides in nearly two years, but they quickly ground to a halt when a partial Israeli settlement moratorium expired.Netanyahu refused to renew the ban, and the Palestinians have refused to negotiate while Israel builds on land they want for a future state.
As Obama's speech began, an Israeli government committee announced approval for only 1,500 new homes in a settlement neighbourhood in annexed east Jerusalem, a non-governmental group told AFP.The decision authorised construction of 620 homes in the settlement neighbourhood of Pisgat Zeev, and another 900 in a second settlement neighbourhood, Har Homa, said the Ir Amim organisation, which calls for Palestinians and Israelis to share Jerusalem.Israeli lobby group Peace Now deplored the timing and content of the interior ministry's decision.The prime minister is sacrificing relations with the US for the sake of his loyalty to settlers, it said in a statement.This is not just miserable timing but a miserable policy which endangers Israel's standing in the world.Netanyahu's decision to discuss Har Homa and Pisgat Zeev today is a clear message to the Americans about Israel's real policy which refuses to even discuss (sharing) Jerusalem, Hagit Ofran, of Peace Now's Settlement Watch unit, told AFP.
Obama wants Israel locked in a 1967 cage
Posted on May 19, 2011 by Laurie Roth
The shame, betrayal and void of leadership continues with Obama endorsing the Palestinian state with borders brought back to 1967. President Obama said in his recent Middle East and North African speech that we have to think differently regarding our dealings with the Muslims, thus Obama standing solidly for the Palestinian’s demands to have the 1967 borders observed.Fatah and Hamas, two radical Muslim terrorist organizations have now merged, turning the constant shotgun of threats against Israel into a pointed double barrel shotgun aimed at their heads. Obama and the UN might as well be loading the shells.So, what is the big deal about 1967 and why does Israel have to give the land back before that war? It is most clear and plain to see. Israel saw aggressive changes in behavior, by Egypt and Syria signaling that war was immanent. First they saw on May 16, 1967, Nasser removed the international buffer that had exsisted between Israel and Egypt since 1957, the UNEF – United Nations Emergency Forces. Then Egypt blockaded all goods coming into Israel through the Tiran Straits. Syria joined the party by creating all kinds of clashes at the border along the Golan Heights. They put their troops on ready as well.
President Johnson at the time played the political game hoping Israel would not attack and waterways and shipping could be re opened through diplomatic means. Egypt and Syria were obviously organizing and positioning for attack, pulling troops out, and stopping goods from being shipped. What was Israel supposed to do ask them if they wanted to have a Bible Study? It was against this obvious set up for war against Israel that Israel attacked. They captured the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank and Golan Heights from Syria. Everything was finished in less then a month. Nassar called for the total destruction of Israel, spewing slaughter Israel rhetoric everywhere in the Middle East and media.To the Islamic world who had attacked Israel many times before 1967, this war was just another bold shame against Islam that must be avenged. After all, Israel had stolen Islamic land. Since this war, which Israel had really no choice but to start and finish, Israel has received non stop attacks from all kinds of Islamic groups surrounding them. Now you know as the great Paul Harvey would have said,The rest of the story.
What other wars should be undone because group A doesn’t like the land group B got during a conflict? Is Texas and Southern California going back to Mexico even though we paid for it and won the war? For that matter, it was most rude and treasonous to the British to make this country the US and separate from British rule. Shall we be British subjects again? It is beyond dangerous, shameful and almost unforgivable that America would stand with Palestine, Hamas and Fatah against our best alley in the Middle East who simply wants to live in peace. It is already wrong that Israel has allowed any territories or land to be manipulated back into the hands of the Palestinians and Hamas. Now the UN vote is coming in just a few months to vote Palestine in as a state, that Obama formally backs. Israel must stand her ground and not give away so much as a simple glass of water or, not even to President Obama or any other pressure group. This choice by Obama to back Palestine and the UN push against Israel is stupid, evil, Un American, traitorous, disloyal, two faced, cowardly and WRONG.It is time to run Obama out of the White House in 2012. Maybe I will be the one to do it.
1967 Borders, Israel, Palestine, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu-Barack Arafat Obama out on the surprise trail- Judi McLeod Thursday, May 19, 2011 CAN FREE PRESS
Elected President to retrieve the United States of America from the supposed evil jaws of George Bush and Dick Cheney as America’s historic first black president, Barack Obama works instead on tinkering with the map of the Middle East.President Barack Obama is endorsing the Palestinian’s demand for their future state to be based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, in a move that will likely infuriate Israel. Israel says the borders of a Palestinian state have to be determined through negotiations.(The Blaze, May 19, 2011).In a steal-the-limelight strategy, Obama today sided with the Palestinians’ opening position—just one day ahead of a visit to Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu, is of course, is strongly opposed to referring to the 1967 borders.Perhaps Obama can dive for cover behind the skirts of Michelle, Valerie Jarrett and Oprah when Bibi hits town tomorrow.Shock Jock Obama, really Barry Soetoro when you unravel the details, has been blazing a trail of surprises.
Siding with Palestine along with his bosom buddy, the unrepentant domestic terrorist and flotilla sailor Billy Ayers, is only Obama’s latest.Going back to the very beginning of the tawdry tale of Obama in the Oval Office, nobody got saved from Bush. In fact, life for the average only got worse under the well-touted historic first. Three weeks ago after putting the Resurrection of Jesus Christ into perspective, Obama released his Certificate of live birth after an almost three-year lapse during which time he starred in the role of the Artful Dodger. One short week after the release came the Obama Killed Osama and We Got the the 72 versions caper. At the beginning of this week came the stand-up comedian jokes about the moats and alligators.Yesterday his re-election campaign threw the full weight of an incumbent president on bestselling author Jerome Corsi of Where’s the Birth Certificate fame.
Speaking of the newly-launched, tell-all Corsi book, Julianna Smoot of BarackObama.com advised in an email: The only thing we can do is laugh at it—and make sure as many people as possible are in on the joke.Canada Free Press hasn’t conducted an official check, but here’s betting that more Where’s the Birth Certificate books are selling than Made in America,Here’s My Birth Certificate coffee mugs and T-shirts.In terms of the All-Things-Obama-Boomerang effect, Corsi’s latest book is right up there with the 72 versions in the wake of the Obama Killed Osama legend.Indeed if things continue at their normal pace, Corsi will trump Obama in birth certificate fame. It was Obama’s re-election campaign who inadvertently replaced the question Where’s the Birth Certificate? with Why would the president of the USA publicly mock the man who asked? on tacky T-shirts and mugs.Meanwhile, no one should worry about Obama’s rewriting Israel’s 1967 borders for Palestine.In 1967, Baby Obama was not long out of his red diapers.
DOCTOR DOCTORIAN FROM ANGEL OF GOD
then the angel said, Financial crisis will come to Asia. I will shake the world.
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: 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.
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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Two top Fed officials say easy money still needed
– Thu May 19, 4:46 pm ET
CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. labor market is improving, but not at a fast enough pace to require the Federal Reserve to reverse its super-easy money any time soon, two top Fed officials said on Thursday.The economy has a considerable way to go before it meets the Fed's dual mandate of full employment and price stability, New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley said.While rising headline inflation figures are troublesome, Dudley told students in New Paltz, New York, overreacting by raising interest rates would risk bad consequences for economic activity and employment.Chicago Fed President Charles Evans, who, like Dudley, is known for his dovish views on fighting inflation, echoed that sentiment in Chicago, telling a business group that still-high unemployment is keeping inflation under wraps.Moderate economic growth will trim the unemployment rate, which was 9 percent in April, only slowly, Evans said. Inflation will crest this year at between 2 percent and 2.5 percent before returning to below the Fed's informal 2 percent target, he said.New information, such as stronger-than-expected GDP growth or evidence that wage pressures are boosting inflation, could force the Fed to reassess its policy, Evans said.Contemplating such adjustments in advance will help prepare us for the eventual time when a change in the stance of monetary policy will be necessary, he said.Despite recent improvements to the outlook, we are not yet at that point.The Fed has kept interest rates near zero since December 2008. By June, it will have bought $2.3 trillion in long-term securities to bolster the recovery by pushing borrowing rates still lower.
Dudley and Evans, both considered among the Fed's strongest doves, said recent soft economic data is unlikely to persist, as is a recent commodity-price-driven increase in inflation.They are both voters this year on the Fed's policy-setting committee, and their views mirror those of Chairman Ben Bernanke, who shortly after the Fed's last policy-setting meeting in April signaled he was in no hurry to tighten policy.
Evans did suggest the central bank may signal a change of heart later this year.
Asked whether the Fed could by year's end start letting maturing securities roll off its balance sheet, Evans said it will be a point of discussion.Any decision will depend on the pace of economic growth and the inflation outlook, he said, and doing so would only be a first step in the tightening process.It is not one that demands action within a timeframe after that, but I think once that begins, markets will start to wonder about what we are doing.Other Fed officials, such as Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota, have made the case that interest rates should rise by year's end, given improvements in employment and inflation compared with last year.
That view appears to be in the minority.
Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher, one of the Fed's most strident inflation hawks, said on Thursday he was still not sure when might be the right time to begin pulling back on the stimulus.High gasoline prices are dampening U.S. economic growth, he said, adding,(The economy) is gathering steam, but robust is not a word I would use.
But Fisher, speaking in the Texas border town of McAllen, did indicate he already felt the central bank should not do any more (to stimulate the economy) and indeed, had gone a bit too far.We've gone from too little liquidity to too much, Fisher said.
(With reporting by Pedro Nicolaci da Costa in McAllen, Texas, Kristina Cooke in New Paltz, NY and Middletown, NY; Editing by Dan Grebler)
Bank of Canada warns pension funds of risky buys
By Allan Dowd – Thu May 19, 5:40 pm ET
VANCOUVER (Reuters) – The Bank of Canada warned on Thursday that Canadian pension funds and insurance companies could be tempted to invest in risky assets in order to fulfill expectations of obtaining decent returns.Timothy Lane, deputy governor at the central bank, said institutional investors are often expected or required to deliver a target rate of return.In an environment where interest rates are still at extraordinarily low levels following the global financial crisis, the only way to achieve certain targets is by taking on extra risk, which can be rewarded by higher yields, Lane said in a speech in Vancouver, British Columbia, to an audience of professionals in the pension industry.This is a particular instance of the search for yield that often accompanies a long period of very low interest rates, he said.
It may be associated with excessive credit creation and undue risk-taking as investors seek higher returns, leading to the underpricing of risk and unsustainable increases in asset prices, he said.Lane said new risks to the financial system were emerging as a result of a two-speed global economic recovery in which emerging markets are growing robustly and starting to raise interest rates to cool their economies while growth in advanced economies remains sluggish and rates still very low.In addition, sovereign debt problems could indirectly threaten Canadian banks even though direct exposure to peripheral European countries is small. Debt problems elsewhere could hit Canada through higher funding costs and a decline in asset price valuations.Canadian banks emerged from the global crisis unscathed and without need of bailouts. But policymakers say it's too early to declare victory.The Canadian central bank is busy developing new tools and models for assessing these emerging risks and Lane urged increased vigilance by policymakers elsewhere as well.The influence of sustained low interest rates in major advanced economies on risk-taking behavior is a powerful dynamic that bears watching, he said.Lane made no reference to current monetary policy in his speech. In answers to questions from the audience he repeated the bank's already-stated view that the impact on inflation from high oil prices will be short-lived.Certainly energy prices have risen and that has been reflected, as we expected it to, in a run-up in overall inflation, Lane said.That's something that we expect to have a temporary effect on inflation as it passes through to the overall price level, but as we've seen so, far core inflation remains well anchored.The bank is widely expected to keep interest rates on hold at 1.0 percent on May 31, its next policy announcement date, and resume tightening in the second half of this year.(Reporting by Allan Dowd; Writing by Louise Egan; editing by Peter Galloway)
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast(THE EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADE BLOCKS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise:(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD REGIONS) and another shall rise after them;(#11 SPAIN) and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(BE HEAD OF 3 KINGS OR NATIONS).
New economies challenge EU claim to IMF throne
Turkey's man is currently seen as second favourite behind France's Lagarde (Photo: orangejack)ANDREW RETTMAN 19.05.2011 @ 18:01 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - Brazil, China, Russia and Turkey have indicated they want their people to run for the top job at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) despite EU claims to exclusive ownership.Speaking to EUobserver in Brussels on Thursday (19 May), Turkey's ambassador to the EU, Selim Kuneralp, said leading EU countries are bound to honour an agreement at the G20 in London in 2009 to appoint the next IMF chief on pure merit.He said the G20 promise came because the balance of power on the world stage is changing.The EU has a very heavy weight and so has the US. But emerging economies have increasing weight. This is precisely why this language was put in the G20 conclusions, he said.I was a sherpa for the prime minister for three G20 summits, so you can take my word for it: the feeling of a desire for change among the emerging economies is evident and obvious. People do not want to continue with this sharing of posts between the US and Europe.Kuneralp is a personal friend of Turkish economist Kemal Dervis, a leading contender for the IMF job.I don't know if he is interested. But he was a minister in charge of the economy at a time when Turkey was undergoing a major crisis and with IMF help he managed to turn things around, so he has a lot of experience, the diplomat noted.Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin backed Kazakhstan central bank chief Grigory Marchenko for the post. A comprehensive selection should be held without defining the region from which the new IMF head should come. This means that he will take part in a selection on a level playing field,he said at a summit in Minsk on Thursday.
Brazil and China also said the IMF competition should be a free-for-all.Brazilian finance minister Guido Mantega wrote in an open letter to the G20 that: "We're beyond the point now where it is remotely appropriate to reserve this important position for a European citizen. Chinese central bank head Zhou Xiaochuan said in Beijing on Thursday the composition of the IMF's senior management should better reflect changes in the global economy.India has said only it is watching the situation. But it has also quietly floated senior economist Montek Singh Ahluwali as a contender.British betting ship William Hill on Thursday afternoon put French finance minister Christine Lagarde odds-on to win, followed by Dervis and Ahluwalia. The list of top 16 contained just four EU names.EU institutions and personalities the same day staked the EU's claim to the prize.A spokeswoman for the European Commission said the chair should go to an EU candidate because EU countries in total are the biggest contributors to the multi-billion IMF kitty. Economy commissioner Olli Rehn while at a business conference noted: It is a merit if the person to be chosen for this task has knowledge of the European economy.German Chancellor Angela Merkel used the logic the EU should get the job because three EU members are currently being rescued by the IMF.In the current situation, when we have considerable problems with the euro, and the IMF is very heavily involved in this, this points to the fact that it is possible to put forward a European candidate and we should promote this within the community of states,she told press.
For his part, Turkey's Kuneralp rejected the argument.In the past, many beneficiaries of IMF programmes were emerging economies, including my own, he said. I don't see that [German] logic, because it did not apply to emerging economies.The IMF race began when Frenchman Dominic Strauss-Kahn resigned after his arrest on sex assault charges this week. The EU and the US have traditionally shared the IMF and World Bank posts in a carve-up dating back to World War II.
Barroso: IMF debacle must end as soon as possible-ANDREW WILLIS 18.05.2011 @ 19:32 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - An end to the current uncertainty surrounding the future leadership of the International Monetary Fund must be found as soon as possible, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has said.Speaking at the European Business Summit in Brussels on Wednesday (18 May), the commission chief added that European and American officials have traditionally run the Bretton Woods institutions in a successful manner, with no need to give emerging powers a look-in at the present juncture.In terms of leadership we don't like deadlock, so I think it will be important as soon as possible to have this matter solved, Barroso told delegates, four days after US police boarded an Air France jet at Kennedy International Airport and hauled IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn into custody.The Frenchman, widely tipped to be the Socialist contender in next year's presidential elections, is alleged to have sexually attacked a housekeeper at a Manhattan hotel just hours earlier.My opinion is that if there is a problem with the current leadership then we should find a replacement, Barroso said.I think that it is reasonable ... an instititution like the IMF cannot be without a leader.Luxembourg's prime minister, Jean-Claude Juncker, on Monday said discussions on who should replace his long-time friend at the IMF were "indecent" at this early stage.But a trio of evolving EU-IMF bail-outs for eurozone peripheral states Greece, Ireland and Portugal have resulted in calls for a quick solution to be found, with Europe keen to maintain its authority over the international lender currently propping up several members states.I think it should be a European, Barroso said of a future IMF leader, citing Europe as the biggest stakeholder, the biggest contributor to the organisation.
Despite criticism over the IMF's failure to spot the beginnings of the sub-prime mortgage crisis in the US, the Portuguese politician also said he felt the Washington-based fund and its sister organisation, the World Bank, had been carrying out successful work.Top posts in the two organisations have traditionally been shared between Europe and the US.If they [Europe and US] are doing a good job why should we replace them. I think they should go on, Barroso told business executives, gathered for the annual summit which suffered from a late start due to protests by environmental group Greenpeace.Belgian police were forced to remove some 170 activists blocking the access to the venue, with others still suspended from the conference hall by late afternoon.The protest was organised to highlight companies which Greenpeace has singled out as environmental laggards due to their opposition to a unilateral EU pledge to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent over the coming decade, based on 1990 levels.Instead, Greenpeace urged the European business community to follow the lead of progressive companies like Google, Unilever, Danone, Phillips and Allianz which support the 30 percent move.It's important for consumers to pick companies that make a credible effort to fight climate change, Greenpeace activist David told EUobserver.
Climate change activists at the European Business Summit
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS (18 May 2011) A Greenpeace stunt delayed the opening of the first day of the 9th European Business Summit in Brussels. Although Belgian police rounded up some activists, others were given access to the event. In this video, you can hear their message and listen to some reactions from industry.
US balks at backing European candidate for IMF By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and DON MELVIN, Associated Press – Thu May 19, 7:46 pm ET
WASHINGTON – The United States balked Thursday at immediately backing a European to lead the International Monetary Fund, saying only that it wanted an open and prompt succession.The resignation of Frenchman Dominique Strauss-Kahn has set off a scramble to find a new leader for the powerful organization, which directs billions of dollars to troubled nations to stabilize the global economy.Europe staked its traditional claim to the post and many officials are lining up behind French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde. But China, Brazil and other developing nations are trying to open up the selection process at the institution that represents 187 member countries.Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday endorsed Lagarde for the job, saying she would make a great choice. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy both said a European should get the job, though neither formally endorsed Lagarde.The United States, which has the largest share of votes for a single country, declined to publicly weigh in.We haven't taken a position on any candidate, said Lael Brainard, U.S. Treasury undersecretary for international affairs. What is important at this juncture is that we move quickly to an open process.Brainard's comments and a similarly ambiguous statement issued by U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner leave open the possibility that the U.S. could support a candidate from either group. Some analysts said the U.S. government will make its preference clearer behind the scenes while keeping a more impartial stance in public.Together, the U.S. and Europe control more than 50 percent of the votes on the IMF's board. A simple majority is all that is required to select the group's leader.Under a gentleman's agreement dating back to World War II, a European has run the IMF and an American has led the World Bank, its sister organization. That relationship could pressure the United States to support Lagarde or another European candidate.And while developing nations say they want an open process, they have yet to rally around their own candidate. The board is facing pressure to name a replacement quickly.
It's pretty clear that Europe is unifying behind its candidate, said Eswar Prasad, a professor at Cornell University and former IMF official.There's no similar movement among the emerging markets.John Lipsky, the IMF's acting managing director, said the organization's 24-member executive board will begin the process of selecting a new leader.We want this to happen as expeditiously as possible, Lipsky said, in his first public remarks after assuming his new role.Separately, at a hearing Thursday, a judge agreed to free Strauss-Kahn from a New York City jail on the condition he post $1 million in bail and remain under house arrest, watched by armed guards, at a Manhattan apartment. Strauss-Kahn was formally indicted at the hearing on charges that he sexually abused a hotel maid.Strauss-Kahn has been widely praised for his leadership and efforts to resolve Europe's debt crisis. He resigned Wednesday to devote all his energy to fighting sexual assault charges in New York.There is no indication yet when a decision will be made. But a meeting of the G-8 — a group of eight developed countries — takes place next week in the seaside resort of Deauville, France, and all the major decision-makers will be there.Lagarde has in recent days been touted in many European capitals as a good choice. A sharp, articulate negotiator, she has a strong international reputation and impeccable English after living in the United States for many years.I am convinced that she is a good candidate. I made a few trips with her to Asia. I was able to verify her popularity among ministers of large emerging countries, France's transport minister, Thierry Mariani, told France-Info radio Thursday.Despite Lagarde's popularity, Mariani was the first member of the French government to speak publicly about her as a candidate.That's partly because she is a member of Sarkozy's conservative UMP party, and if Sarkozy openly pushes for her candidacy, that could fuel the widespread belief in France that the accusations against Strauss-Kahn were part of a conspiracy to knock him off what appeared to be his march toward the French presidency.Lagarde herself mentioned no names but said she too supported a European for the job.I'm a true European and I'm convinced that Europe is the way to go, as far as we are concerned, she told reporters on a visit to a French supermarket.I am a convinced European and I think that for such a candidacy, the Europeans must be united.
Developing nations see Europe's stranglehold on the position as increasingly out of touch with the world economy. China's is now the world's second largest economy. India's and Brazil's have cracked the top 10.We must establish meritocracy, so that the person leading the IMF is selected for their merits and not for being European, Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega said Wednesday.Other potential European candidates include Germany's former central bank chief, Axel Weber; the head of Europe's bailout fund, Klaus Regling; and Peer Steinbrueck, a former German finance minister.Candidates from elsewhere include Turkey's former finance minister, Kemal Dervis; Singapore's finance chief, Tharman Shanmugaratnam; and Indian economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia.Melvin reported from Brussels. Martin Crutsinger in Washington, Geir Moulson in Berlin, Raf Casert in Brussels, Angela Charlton in Paris and Nicolas Garriga in Paris also contributed to this report.
EU not marginal on world stage, Ashton says
VALENTINA POP 18.05.2011 @ 09:28 CET
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Tuesday (17 May) said the bloc's response to events unfolding in the southern neighbourhood is not at all a marginal activity, citing evacuations from Libya, the opening of an office in Benghazi and humanitarian aid.Speaking alongside US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Ashton stressed the need to keep remembering what the European Union is and what it is not, and it's bringing together the 27 member states to support action and activities in a recognition of the principles that we hold dear.Ashton is working on a bigger and bolder strategy for Europe's southern neighbourhood (Photo: ec.europa.eu)It doesn't mean that on every issue all 27 countries start or end in the same place. What it does mean is we try and build a common view of where we can make a difference,she explained to US media.She pointed to the upcoming opening of an EU office in Benghazi, the fact that the Union is the biggest supplier of humanitarian aid - €100 million - in Libya, and the help in evacuating 55,000 people. I don't think for one moment that that's a marginal activity.Ashton also explained that she is working on a new strategy to support the southern neighbourhood, based on three Ms : money, market access and mobility.It's new, it's bigger, it's bolder. It will, I hope, be a recognition that the European Union takes its responsibilities in its neighbourhood seriously. And as I said I think in my second week in this job, Europe should be judged by its effectiveness in its own neighbourhood, and I firmly believe that, Ashton stressed.As for Clinton, she thanked Cathy for her friendship and (...) Lady Ashton for her leadership and all of the work that she doing around the world.As always, Cathy and I had a lot to talk about because there is so much happening around the world at a time when people are standing up for their rights and demanding a say in their own futures. And both the European Union and the United States are very committed to advancing democratic values, she said.
The crackdown in Syria, met with co-ordinated sanctions from the US and the EU was one of the topics, with additional steps envisaged to increase pressure and further isolate the Asad regime.On Libya, Clinton said that she is working with the EU to support the main opposition group, the Transitional National Council.We welcome the EU's decision to open an office in Benghazi and the ongoing EU support for humanitarian assistance. And for our part, we are working with our Congress to redirect some of Gaddafi's seized assets toward immediate humanitarian needs.Belarus and Bosnia are also a matter of concern for Washington, with Clinton repeating calls on the leader in Minsk to release all political prisoners.I also raised concerns regarding the political deadlock in Bosnia and Herzegovina and any efforts that could undermine the Dayton Peace Accords and the stability of the country, the US official added.The two officials also signed an agreement providing the legal basis for US civilians to participate in EU missions such as the justice and rule of law mission in Kosovo (Eulex) and the security reform mission in Congo (Eusec). The deal eliminates the need to negotiate entirely new agreements for the US' future participation in EU missions.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:(ETHNIC GROUP AGAINST ETHNIC GROUP) and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Earthquake hits western Turkey; 2 dead
By SELCAN HACAOGLU, Associated Press – Thu May 19, 6:57 pm ET
ANKARA, Turkey – A 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocked western Turkey on Thursday, shattering windows, damaging old buildings in one town and killing two people, authorities said.The Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory said the quake in Kutahya province occurred at 23:15 p.m. (2015 GMT) and was centered in the town of Simav.
Gov. Kenan Ciftci of Kutahya province told TV24 that one person died in Simav after jumping out of window in panic. Ciftci, however, said there was no reports of serious damage. An elderly woman also died of an heart attack in another town, NTV television said.
About two-dozen people have been injured, mostly suffering from injuries from broken glass or jumping off of balconies, according to TV news reports.The quake was followed by about 50 aftershocks, the strongest with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 shook Kutahya, said Mustafa Erdik, head of the Kandilli Observatory. He warned of more aftershocks in the coming days.Most of the town of Simav was without electricity and telephone lines were down, reports said. At least one empty building collapsed in Simav and some other old buildings were also slightly damaged, said the Anatolia news agency.Idris Bal, a lawmaker who was in Kutahya, said he experienced the quake at the fifth floor of an apartment building.It was so strong that we could not even move in the first few seconds, Bal told NTV television.People are waiting in their cars now.The quake was felt as far as the Aegean city of Izmir, northwestern city of Bursa, Istanbul and the city of Edirne, close to the Greek and Bulgarian borders.Earthquakes are frequent in Turkey, which is crossed by fault lines.In March 2010, a 6.0-magnitude quake knocked down houses in five villages in eastern Turkey, killing 51 people. In 2003, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake killed 177 people in the southeastern city of Bingol, including 84 children whose school dormitory collapsed.In 1999, two earthquakes with a magnitude of more than 7 struck northwestern Turkey, killing about 18,000 people.
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
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.
Conditions in Atlantic ripe for big 2011 hurricane season, US says-The Christian Science Monitor By Pete Spotts – Thu May 19, 3:50 pm ET
The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1, looks to be another above-average year, federal forecasters say, adding that residents along the Gulf and East Coast should make sure now that they know what to do if ordered to evacuate.In an outlook released May 19, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center are calling for a 70 percent chance of 12 to 18 storms with tropical-storm-force winds or higher.Of these storms, which would receive names ranging from Arlene to Sean, six to 10 are expected to grow into hurricanes. Three to six of these are likely to become major hurricanes, with winds in excess of 111 miles an hour.The outlook brackets a similar forecast from Colorado State University's Tropical Meteorology Project.In April, the most recent outlook, Philip Klotzbach and William Gray, who pioneered seasonal hurricane forecasts for the Atlantic, called for 16 named storms, of which nine are expected to become hurricanes. Of those nine, five are expected to become major hurricanes.In a typical season, the Atlantic basin might see 11 named storms, six hurricanes, and two major hurricanes.
Last year, conditions in the Atlantic and Caribbean spawned 19 named storms, the third-highest number on record, according to Jane Lubchenco, who heads NOAA. Twelve of those storms became hurricanes, the second-highest number of hurricane ever recorded in one season.The US was lucky last year, she said during a May 19 press briefing. Considering the number and severity of the storms, the US emerged with remarkably little damage.Hurricane Earl, which for a time strengthened to a category 4 storm, the second-highest category, flirted with the US East Coast from North Carolina up to Maine. Hurricane Bonnie spun close to the ongoing efforts to control the Deepwater Horizon blowout, in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana.But in the end, the US Gulf and East Coasts were spared significant damage from a named storm â€“ unlike countries in the Caribbean and along the East Coast of Mexico and Central America.We cannot count on having the same luck this year, Dr. Lubchenco added.
Several broad factors are contributing to the amped-up outlooks, researchers and forecasters say.Surface waters in the tropical Atlantic, where many storms form, remain warmer than normal for this time of year – about 2 degrees Fahrenheit above normal now, compared with 4 degrees F. above normal last year. Storms grow and feed on those warm waters.In addition, the 2011 season falls within an active phase of a broader, multi-decade cycle of heavier and lighter hurricane activity.And the Atlantic is still under the influence of the long arm of a waning La NiÃ±a, part of a cycle that includes El NiÃ±o.This El Niño/Southern Oscillation is manifest in seesaw patterns in atmospheric pressure and ocean temperatures across the tropical Pacific. These changes affect broader atmospheric circulation patterns, in ways that favor hurricane formation during La Niña episodes.NOAA's seasonal outlook says nothing about whether or how many hurricanes will make landfall – an aspect of hurricane forecasting that, for the most part, is still a gleam in the eye of researchers.Hence the importance of everyone living in low-lying areas along the Atlantic or Gulf Coasts being ready to leave, to avoid the flooding a hurricane's storm surge can bring.It takes only one hurricane to wreak devastation, Lubchenco said.Individual preparedness is critical, emergency managers say. For people who physically and financially can prepare, following through on those preparations when needed frees up limited resources to focus on people who can't help themselves. And those preparations – which include keeping important financial documents in a family's go kit – can smooth the recovery process.
Unfortunately, people can experience hurricane amnesia, adds Craig Fugate, who heads the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington. He is referring to the long time spans that can elapse between landfalling hurricanes in any one location, and the tendency of people to forget how serious the storms can be.The amnesia problem is especially acute along the Northeast coast, he suggests, because relatively few hurricanes have made landfall there over the past few decades.In other cases, he continues, people will say they've experienced a hurricane and say that the experience wasn't too bad, when they actually have experienced only a hurricane's outer, tropical-storm-force winds.If you live along the Gulf Coast, if you live along the Atlantic Coast, you have your notice – it's going to be an above average season,he says.And it starts June 1.
Atlantic hurricane season above normal: NOAA
By Christopher Doering – Thu May 19, 2:34 pm ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season will be "above normal", spawning six to 10 hurricanes of which around half could become major, the government's weather agency forecast on Thursday.However, as the 2010 season showed -- it was very active but the U.S. coastline escaped a hit -- a high frequency of storms does not always translate into more destructive landfalls.In its first forecast for the season that begins on June 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) anticipated 12 to 18 named storms, a somewhat lower level of activity than the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season.Six to 10 of those storms were seen developing into hurricanes, of which three to six could become major at Category 3 or above, with winds of more than 110 miles per hour (177 km per hour), the agency said.NOAA's forecast team is calling for an above-normal season this year, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco told a news conference outside the agency's Satellite Operations Facility.But she added NOAA's forecasting capacity could not yet pinpoint where or when a hurricane would hit: This hurricane outlook does not make any predictions about landfall, either place or timing.
The briefing took place under a light rain shower.
NOAA's 2011 outlook mirrored earlier predictions from private forecasters calling for an active hurricane season this year.The hurricane season officially starts on June 1 and typically peaks between late August and mid-October. An average Atlantic hurricane season brings 11 tropical storms with six hurricanes, including two major hurricanes, NOAA said.The 2010 season produced 19 named storms, tying for the third most active season with 1887 and 1995, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Twelve storms grew into hurricanes, tying with 1969 for the second most active season in that category.The activity last year was in line with NOAA's spring 2010 forecast that called for 14 to 23 named storms, with eight to 14 developing into hurricanes.But no hurricane made U.S. landfall last year. This year we are unlikely to see a repeat of last year, where there were a total of 19 named storms ... Despite this tropical onslaught, most of the tropical storms and all of the hurricanes last year fortunately avoided U.S. coastlines, Lubchenco said.We cannot count on having the same luck this year,she said.
LA NINA SEEN DISSIPATING
Lubchenco said the La Nina weather phenomenon, whose conditions generally contribute to storm development in the Atlantic-Caribbean basin, was weakening but its influence should continue at least into the early summer.La Nina, which continues to weaken in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, is expected to dissipate later this month or in June, but its impacts such as reduced wind shear are expected to continue into the hurricane season, NOAA's forecast said.Wind shear, the shifting of winds at various levels in the atmosphere, impedes the formation of hurricanes.Forecasts are being closely watched by energy analysts and oil producers this year with oil prices holding over $100 a barrel and consumers paying more than $4 a gallon at the pump.If a hurricane approaches U.S. offshore energy installations in the Gulf of Mexico, a major storm can pose a threat to about one-quarter of U.S. oil production and about 10 percent of natural gas output.NOAA had accurately predicted that last year would be the busiest since the record-shattering 2005 season, when Hurricane Katrina killed more than a thousand people and wreaked havoc with energy production in the Gulf of Mexico.But neither NOAA nor any private forecaster foresaw that the successive 2010 storms would entirely miss the U.S. coast. Even at their most accurate, pre-season forecasts can only estimate the number of storms, not the precise paths.The U.S. coast has been spared a direct hit since 2008.Nearly 37 million people -- one in eight U.S. residents -- live in the coastal region most at risk for hurricanes, from North Carolina to Texas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.(Additional reporting by Jane Sutton in Miami, Editing by Pascal Fletcher and Dale Hudson)
WW3 THE 3 WAVES THAT MARCH TO ISRAEL
http://israndjer.blogspot.com/2005/11/questions-ww3-whats-coming.html (WW3 COMPLETE HAPPENINGS)
10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
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.
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA 2ND WAVE OF WW3) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)
45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city,(JERUSALEM) and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.(200 MILES) (THE SIZE OF ISRAEL)
The Third and Final Wave of WW3 is when all Nations march to Jerusalem, but JESUS bodily returns to earth and destroys them,sets up his KINGDOM OF RULE FOR 1000 YEARS THEN FOREVER.
2ND WAVE CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.(THIS IS THE ATATURK DAM IN TURKEY,THEY CROSS OVER).
DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(IRAQ-SYRIA)
15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
N.Korea's heir apparent in China to boost economic ties: reports By Chris Buckley and Jeremy Laurence – MAY 19,11
SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – The heir-apparent to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il arrived in China on Friday, possibly with his uncle and political minder, South Korean media reported, in his first official trip outside the isolated state.Kim Jong-un had arrived by train in Tumen, in the northeastern Chinese province of Jilin, Yonhap news agency quoted a source in Tumen as saying. It quoted a government official in Seoul as saying he was unlikely to go to Beijing.Reclusive North Korea is preparing for a third generation of Kim family rule, with the young and inexperienced Kim poised to take over from his father as the autocratic state's next leader.Analysts say the succession process, hastened last September due to Kim Jong-il's poor health, has probably slowed down in recent months due to the 69-year-old leader's apparent improving condition.South Korea's spy agency has been expecting the visit for months. Media reports said the trip was most likely designed to further economic ties between the neighbors and could involve visits to joint projects on their border.The Chosun Ilbo website reported that Kim and his uncle Jang Song-thaek, the vice chairman of the National Defense Commission, could stay on to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for two development projects on the North Korea-China border at the end of the month.
A construction project of developing an island called Hwanggumpyong in the lower reaches of the Tumen River starts on May 28, and construction of roads connecting Hunchun in China and Rajin-Sonbong in North Korea on May 30, the paper said.South Korean government officials could not immediately confirm the visit. We are closely monitoring developments in the situation, a foreign ministry official said.North Korea has dramatically increased its economic cooperation with China over the past two years to circumvent a raft of international sanctions imposed for its nuclear and missile tests in 2009.South Korea and the United States have subsequently tightened sanctions following two attacks on the peninsula last year which killed 50 South Koreans.Trade with China rose from US$2.68 billion in 2009 to $3.47 billion last year, media reports say.Zhang Liangui, an expert on North Korea at the Central Party School in Beijing which trains Chinese officials, said that if confirmed, Kim's trip was meant extract more aid and support from China.But Zhang said Kim Jong-un would not be the one to hammer out specifics of any new agreements with China. Kim Jong-un wouldn't understand that kind of thing. He wouldn't have deciding authority over that either.
DIPLOMACY IN ACTION
The 27 or 28-year-old Kim is taking the next big step to succeeding leader Kim Jong-il by visiting China, introducing himself to the destitute North's main benefactor.The youngest of the leader's three sons, little is known about Kim, not even his age. He was most likely born in 1984.Educated in Switzerland, he is thought to speak English and German, and bears a striking resemblance to his grandfather, the North's founder Kim Il-sung.Analysts say two attacks on the peninsula last year were aimed at winning the army's support for a continuation of dynastic rule and underscored an intent to maintain the state's military-first policy.Experts say the young Kim will likely follow the same militaristic path, maintaining a strong grip over one of the world's largest armies and pressing on with a nuclear weapons programme in the face of international outrage.Kim Jong-il last year promoted Jang, his brother-in-law, to the powerful National Defense Commission, which many analysts took to be an attempt to establish a mechanism for the eventual transfer of power, with Jang as regent while his nephew establishes himself in power.(Additional reporting by Seoul Newsroom; Editing by David Chance and Jonathan Thatcher)
Something really wrong is going on here
May 16, 2011 By Director By Douglas J. Hagmann
In the U.S., under the Obama-Holder Justice Department, which can be considered a policy extension and acceleration of the former administration and Department of Justice policies in many ways, it is certain that “something really wrong is going on here.Many might recall the scene in the 1979 hit movie And Justice For All when star Al Pacino, cast as lawyer Arthur Kirkland, delivered his opening statement to the jury in the packed courtroom of Judge Francis Rayford, played by actor Jack Warden. Sick of the injustice system that would allow a guilty man to go free and innocent men jailed, Pacino stated about his own client,That man is guilty! That man, there, that man is a slime! he is a slime! If he’s allowed to go free, then something really wrong is going on here! At that point, Judge Rayford angrily slammed his gavel and retorted Mr. Kirkland you are out of order! Attorney Kirkland then responded with a full throttle meltdown, shouting You’re out of order! You’re out of order! The whole trial is out of order! They’re out of order! [...] It’s just a show! It’s a show! As he was being dragged from the courtroom by bailiffs, Kirkland (Pacino) added Hold it! Hold it! I just completed my opening statement!
The opening statement of this article bears repeating. Something really wrong is going on here.Consider the following two unrelated cases, one involving a Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq and was shot dead in his Tucson, Arizona home by a Pima County SWAT team, and the other involving the raid on a Florida mosque where three Muslims were arrested on suspicion of providing aid to the Taliban. I don’t believe there can be two more different approaches than represented by these two cases. One case involves a U.S. Marine veteran, the other a mosque whose leaders are under indictment for providing aid to the Taliban.In the case of at Jose Guerena, the Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq, a Pima County, Arizona SWAT team were serving a narcotics conspiracy warrant at his home earlier this month. Guerena, who had been sleeping just two hours after working his shift at a local mine, was awakened y screams from his wife when she observed an unidentified man with a gun outside of their home. She grabbed her baby and hid in a closet as Guerena grabbed a rifle and proceeded to investigate. He was shot dead inside the sanctity of his own home, in the U.S. and not by some sniper in Iraq. In total, seventy-one rounds were fired at Guerena.To make matters worse – much worse, medical treatment was withheld by the SWAT team, according to his widow and verified by police and medical logs. At this point, it would appear that Guerena was startled awake and thinking he was protecting his family from a possible home invasion, stumbled onto a police raid. He never had a chance.As a result of the lax border security at the hands of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, there has been a sharp rise in home invasions in Tucson over the last few years. Of course, one would not know that by the cocky football spiking Obama from his recent speech in El Paso, where he mocked and ridiculed anyone who dared to question the state of U.S.-Mexico border insecurity.
Now, consider the raid on a south Florida Mosque at about 6:00 a.m. Saturday by dozens of heavily armed federal agents. They pounded on the door of the Masjid Jamaat Al-Mumineen mosque in Miami-Dade county, armed with warrants for Muslims who are suspected of a long-running conspiracy to murder, maim and kidnap people overseas in support of the Taliban. As morning prayers were in progress inside the mosque, the armed agents respectfully waited until the prayers ended, and then entered the mosque only after removing their footwear.The raid at the mosque resulted in three arrests: Imam Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan and his two sons, Izhar Khan and Irfan Khan. Irfan Khan was arrested in Los Angeles.Additionally, three others named in the indictment are currently at large in Pakistan. They are identified as Ali Rehman (a/k/a Faisal Ali Rehman), Amina Khan (a/k/a Amina Bibi), the daughter of Hafiz Khan, and her son, Alam Zeb, who is also Khan’s grandson.Yes, something really wrong is going on here.