Archive for January 5th, 2006

TV Psychic Misses Mark on Miners

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Aways good when the Holy Spirit exposes a demon led fake. Maybe someday people will put their trust in the Lord and not in these demon posed fakes.

Controversial TV psychic Sylvia Browne made a major mistake about the West Virginia miners tragedy on a Tuesday night radio show.
I always like it when psychics are asked, ‘If you know so much, how come you haven’t won the lottery or cashed in big in Vegas or in stocks?’
Maybe Browne was thinking the same thing when she was a guest on George Noory’s live syndicated radio show, “Coast to Coast” at around 3 a.m. on Wednesday. She had the bad luck to be commenting on a developing news story — the mining disaster in West Virginia —- which took a surprise turn.
That tragic twist — that the wrong announcement had been made about the miners’ fates — turned out to be even worse for Browne. Just following the transcript of what occurred, it’s clear the psychic had no idea what had happened to the miners, though she claimed to have been right on top of it.
Maybe you’ve seen the gravel-voiced Browne on “The Montel Williams Show.” She appears there almost weekly, dispensing advice and connecting viewers with their loved ones on the “other side.” She commands a multimillion-dollar empire from her home base in California, deriving her fortune from in-person readings said to cost $700 and $200 for work over the phone. Her many businesses are advertised on a Web site that touts her fabulous abilities.

Unfortunately, they failed her on Tuesday night. She was in the middle of making predictions when Noory brought up the mining disaster.
Browne, who had just announced that John McCain would run against John Kerry in the next presidential campaign, was relieved to hear from Noory that all but one of the miners was alive.

Noory: “Had you been on the program today, would [you] have felt if — because they heard no sound — that this was a very gloomy moment — and that they might have all died?”

Browne: “No. I knew they were going to be found. I hate people that say something after the fact. It’s just like I knew when the pope was dead. Thank God I was on Montel’s show. I said, according to the time, it was 9-something and whatever Rome time was. And I said he was gone, and he was.”

But the situation was fluid, something Browne — ahem! — obviously didn’t sense despite her claims of being able to speak to the dead, among other things. She couldn’t have imagined that within a short time, the entire story of the miners would change completely — and make her look very foolish indeed.
Noory soon announced that there were new reports that all but one of the miners was dead.
Browne — who was still in the studio taking questions from listeners — had to say something. Now she was just riffing: “I don’t think there’s anybody alive, maybe one. How crazy for them to report that they were alive when they weren’t!” Then she added: “I just don’t think they are alive.” She cleared her throat, and there was a deafening pause.
Noory went to a commercial.
But that wasn’t all. Hanging over the show was a feeling of dread that Browne had shown herself to be without psychic ability, just the good sense to be quick and respond to news reports.
Returning from news and commercials for their last segment together, Noory tried to dig Browne out of her hole with a softball question. He asked: “With your accuracy rate so high ….”
Browne answered by injecting a non sequitur. Her earlier proclamation that she’d always known the miners were alive had obviously been worrying her.
She blurted: “I didn’t believe that they were alive.”
Noory: “What’s that, the miners?”

Browne: “Yeah, I didn’t think — and see, I’ve been on the show with you, but I don’t think there’s any that are going to make it.”

Noory: “They say there are 12 gone. I think we threw you a curveball, we were telling you after the fact.”

Browne: “Yeah, no, I did believe that they were gone.”

Browne has been criticized before, but she’s never actually outed herself . In March 2004, James Randi, aka The Amazing Randi, called Browne a liar on Paul Harris’ popular St. Louis radio show. Randi continues to run a Million Dollar Challenge to Browne and others who speak to the dead, like John Edwards and James van Praagh, to put up or shut up — and give proof of their miraculous work. So far, no one has accepted.
But Randi has turned the challenge into a million-dollar gambit for anyone who can prove they have paranormal abilities. After listening to Tuesday night’s radio show, I suppose Sylvia Browne is intuitive enough not to put herself to that challenge.

Notice the cross necklace in the picture. Trying to keep us off guard are ya, demon lady? Pretty clear what the Bible says about her and her ilk.

Leviticus 20:27
” ‘A man or woman who is a medium or spiritist among you must be put to death. You are to stone them; their blood will be on their own heads.’ ”

1 Chronicles 10:13
Saul died because he was unfaithful to the LORD; he did not keep the word of the LORD and even consulted a medium for guidance,

2 Chronicles 33:6
He sacrificed his sons in [
a] the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced sorcery, divination and witchcraft, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, provoking him to anger.
2 Chronicles 33:6 Or He made his sons pass through

Isaiah 8:19
When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

All passages New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society

Any Questions about how the palis feel about Sharon?

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

If you have any questions about how the palis feel about Sharon, look at the following phots.

Also, this source is reporting the following. Take it with a grain of salt.

Israel Insider is reporting that PM Sharon is likely brain dead.
Reliable sources indicate to Israel Insider that PM Ariel Sharon died at 11 am. Israeli media channels still report his condition is “very grave.” Director of Hadassah Hospital Shlomo Mor-Yosef officially denies “rumors” of death and says Sharon’s condition is “serious but stable.”
Channel 10 reports those closest to Sharon as saying he has suffered “brain damage.”
A likely explanation to reconcile the two reports is that Sharon has suffered brain death — the lack of cerebral activity — but that his heart continues beating, while he remains anesthetized and respirated.

Congressman Echoes Outrage over Christian-Mocking TV Show

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Keep up the pressure on NBC about the show “The Book of Daniel” that is scheduled to air this coming Friday.

( – A North Carolina congressman Wednesday called on NBC executives to dump a television show that “mocks religion and portrays Christians in a negative light” following public outcry from his constituents. Rep. Walter B. Jones said the show “The Book of Daniel,” which is set to premiere at 9pm Eastern time Friday, should not be aired or should be aired “at a time as far removed from the family hour as possible.” “These constituent concerns undoubtedly stem from press reports indicating that the show contains offensive content – including profanity, crude language, ethnic stereotypes, sexual scenes and innuendo, and a tacit approval of premarital sex,” Jones wrote in a letter to NBC Universal Chairman CEO, Bob Wright.
But what makes the show especially objectionable are indications that the show portrays religious leaders as people who ignore Biblical teachings by giving some manner of approval to such vices as an addiction to prescription painkillers, adultery, selling drugs, alcohol abuse, embezzlement and sexual promiscuity,” wrote Jones.The Republican congressman also took issue with the show’s portrayal of Jesus Christ “as a kind of blas_ moral authority who reacts to a teenage daughter selling drugs by stating, ‘She’ll be fine, she’s a good girl,’ and to a high school boy engaging in premarital sex by remarking differently, ‘He’s a kid, let him be a kid.’

“The network wouldn’t dare give the same treatment to Islam as it is to Christianity, Jones said “My constituents, understandably, view this portrayal as an example of bigotry toward those espousing traditional Christian beliefs. I suspect that a similar portrayal of, say, Muslim imams as confused in their faith or adhering only casually to religious teachings would have very little chance of being aired on NBC,” Jones wrote.
“Press reports emphasize that the show is destined to ‘push a whole lot of buttons.’ Since it is unlikely that NBC would be so quick to delight in ‘pushing the buttons’ of adherents of Islam, one can be forgiven for observing that it seems NBC believes the only acceptable bigotry is bigotry against traditional Christian beliefs,” Jones added.
“On behalf of those citizens who believe this show is an assault on their faith and their values, I am requesting that you please reconsider the decision to air ‘The Book of Daniel,’ or at the very least, assure that the show only airs at a time as far removed from the family hour as possible,” Jones concluded. As Cybercast News Service reported earlier, the American Family Association is also urging its supporters to protest the series.

California Couple Ditch Kids, Fly to Vegas

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Now if this just don’t beat anything I’ve seen lately!! These folks are just plumb stupid.

MANTECA, Calif. — A married couple who got a dog sitter for their puppies but left the man’s young children home alone while they vacationed in Las Vegas were arrested Wednesday, police said.
Jacob Calero, 39, and Michelle De La Vega, 32, were taken into custody as they arrived home on a flight to Oakland. They had left town Friday to celebrate the new year, authorities said.
The couple apparently told 9-year-old Joshua to look after his 5-year-brother, Jason, who is autistic. The children spent one night alone before police found them.
The grandmother, Libbey Holden, said she called police because she had suspected the couple left the children at home in
San Ramon, about 35 miles east of San Francisco.
“I had big concerns,” Holden said. “These kids are helpless.”
Joshua said his father and stepmother got each other puppies for Christmas, which they brought to De La Vega’s mother to care for before leaving town.
“I thought they loved them more than us,” Joshua told The Associated Press during an interview at his maternal grandmother’s apartment. The children’s mother died in 2003.
He added that he and his brother ate cereal for breakfast and cooked frozen dinners in the microwave.
“I didn’t know who I could call in an emergency. Even if I called my father, he’s far away, so there wouldn’t be much he could do,”
Calero and De La Vega each were being held on suspicion of two felony counts each of child endangerment. Bail was set at $200,000.
Police found the children asleep in their beds Saturday night. A gas fireplace was on, but they found nothing out of the ordinary.
“It appears that the food and the environment were set up for them to be alone,” San Ramon Police Sgt. Brian Kalinowski said.
Officers began calling Calero’s cell phone Saturday, but he didn’t call back until Tuesday.
“We get the sense that they felt no urgency for them to return home,” Kalinowski said.
Calero and De La Vega have requested lawyers and have refused to talk to police, Kalinowski said. Felony child endangerment carries a maximum sentence of six years in prison.
Calero is a plumber and De La Vega works in a dental office, police said.

Moscow’s proposal to Tehran still stands

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

For those of you who missed it, Russia and Iran are setting up a joint venture to build nuclear reactors. Of course Iran denied it, but as with all things this current government of Iran does, it was a lie.

MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti commentator Pyotr Goncharov.) Statements by Tehran officials that Russia has made no “concrete” proposals on uranium enrichment are little more than subterfuge, and a rather uncouth at that. The other day the Russian Embassy in Tehran handed the Iranians an official note confirming that the earlier Russian proposal to Iran to set up a joint Russian-Iranian uranium enrichment venture in Russia remained in effect. It seems that here could be no more concrete wording.
The crux of the Russian proposal is that uranium should be enriched on Russian territory, instead of Iran’s, as Tehran insists and the U.S. and EU categorically reject. And today this is perhaps the only possible compromise able to break the vicious circle of the Iranian-EU negotiating process (on the Iranian nuclear program).
Iran is insisting on the right to a full nuclear program on its soil. Moscow is offering a trade-in and aid. But Tehran, in the person of its official Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi, says they have “never received any concrete or detailed proposal from Russia.” But then he adds: “We will make close study of any plan or proposal that will officially recognize our right to enrich uranium on Iranian territory.”
Now everything falls in place. A “concrete” proposal for Iran seems to be one that recognizes its right to enrich uranium on its soil. In other words, Tehran is taking the negotiating process back to the scenario patently unacceptable to the EU.
There is one fairly important aspect of all “concerns” regarding a nuclear program started from scratch (not only by Iran but any other country). Many states initially developed full nuclear fuel programs exclusively to acquire nuclear weapons, and did not immediately convert them to peaceful programs. Whatever the peaceful aims that were pursued by some or other state, this did not preclude a reverse process – re-engineering any very peaceful nuclear program back into a military one – thereby creating a full nuclear fuel program.
These concerns are heightened by the fact that development of a full nuclear program even by a state having advanced technologies involves what experts describe as “monstrous” expenses, while buying ready-made nuclear fuel is economically more profitable. Incidentally, Japan and Britain are not ashamed of using this second alternative, seeing no harm either to their nuclear sufficiency or their sovereignty.

Read the rest of this article here.

PFOX Spokesman: Despite Its Denials, PTA Does Promote Homosexual Agenda

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

More on the homosexual aggenda being forced into our schools.

(AgapePress) – A prominent mental health counselor is criticizing the new president of the National Parent Teacher Association over her recent justification of the PTA’s decision to allow a homosexual activist group to present a workshop at its national convention last summer, yet deny exhibit space to an “ex-gay” group.
In a recent
interview with the AFA Journal, new PTA president Anna Marie Weselak said the group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) was rejected because its agenda was not “appropriate to bring to parents and, in turn, to provide for children.” According to Weselak, the group Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) was invited to the convention to inform parents on the topic of bullying.
“We just did not feel that what [PFOX] was bringing to us was best for our parents to take back to provide meaningful opportunities for children,” the PTA leader stated during the interview. “[PFLAG’s] presence there was to help educate and inform parents on the topic of bullying in order to help make their children safer in schools.”
Grove City College professor Dr. Warren Throckmorton, a spokesman for PFOX, believes Weselak is engaging in doublespeak. “She said that the PFLAG presence there was to help educate and inform parents on the topic of bullying,” Throckmorton says, “and yet that’s all PFOX wanted to do as well, but they wanted to do it from their particular perspective.”
According to Throckmorton, PFLAG did not just talk about bulling in their presentation at the PTA convention. “In fact, they had an article that was distributed to all the attendees criticizing my work in sexual identity therapy,” he notes. “Now what does that have to do with bullying?”
In fact, PFLAG reportedly used its workshop to stress the need to raise more “gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender” issues in the shaping of public school policies and curricula. Throckmorton says either Weselak did not attend the PFLAG workshop or she is knowingly making statements that are incomplete. In her interview with the AFA Journal the PTA spokeswoman indicated that her group would never promote same-sex marriage or call for an observance of “Gay Pride Month” in schools, but the Grove City College professor suspects her of being disingenuous.
Of the parents and teachers group and its leader Throckmorton remarks, “I’m glad they’re not going for an overt advocacy of a position that would offend many of their conservative members.” However, he says he feels it is “kind of insulting to the intelligence of those conservative members for [the PTA] to say it’s not going to support any political perspective — but then to turn around and basically give a group an opportunity to do just that.”

Update on the NBC show “The Book of Daniel”

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

This is a copy of an email I recieved from the American Family Association, the leader in the effort to stop the NBC show “The Book of Daniel” from airing.

Please forward this e-mail message to your family and friends!
NBC Affiliate says “NO” to The Book of Daniel
Other local affiliates bombarded with phone calls, having second thoughts about carrying the program.
Terre Haute, Indiana, NBC affiliate WTWO has become the first station to announce that it will not carry the anti-Christian program The Book of Daniel. We urge you to call your local NBC affiliate and ask them to join WTWO in not carrying the program. Please call today and ask others to call. The phone calls do make a difference!
Click Here to read a review of the show by AFA’s Ed Vitagliano, who has viewed the entire premiere episode of NBC’s The Book of Daniel.
AFA has also learned that NBC is having trouble securing sponsors for the program. It appears that NBC will be forced to fill the available ad spots with “distressed merchandise” ads which are sold at pennies on the dollar of the going rate, and with “make good” ads which bring in no money to the network.
Please call local companies which advertise on your NBC affiliate
and ask the local advertisers in a nice way to cancel their advertising on the local affiliate if it carries the program.
It is time to make our voice heard at NBC that we will not long remain silent about their anti-Christian bigotry. Here is what NBC considers to be a positive portrayal of Christians and Christianity:
The program’s main characters include Daniel Webster, a drug-addicted Episcopal priest; his alcoholic wife; his son, a 23-year-old homosexual Republican; his daughter, a 16-year-old drug dealer; a 16-year-old adopted son who is having sex with the bishop’s daughter; his lesbian secretary who is sleeping with his sister-in-law; and a very unconventional white-robed, bearded Jesus who talks to the priest.
It is written by Jack Kenny, a practicing homosexual who describes himself as being “in Catholic recovery,” and is interested in Buddhist teachings about reincarnation and isn’t sure exactly how he defines God and/or Jesus. “I don’t necessarily know that all the myth surrounding him (Jesus) is true,” he said.
Finally, join nearly 500,000 individuals who have already emailed NBC about their anti-Christian bigotry.
Would you consider a small financial gift to help AFA continue this battle?
Click here to help.
Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and ChairmanAmerican Family Association
P.S. Please forward this e-mail message to your family and friends!

Ariel Sharon Update

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

The Jerusalem Post is reporting that Mr. Sharon is still in very serious condition, but his vital signs are stable. Most commentators are declaring that if he survives, he will be severely disabled. His political career is done. Lets look at some other news from around the region.

Of course the pali’s are living up to expectations and celebrating his illness while threatening his successor. They will hold a rocket firing (aimed at innocent civilians in Israeli towns) if he passes away. They see this as a gift from God, which is strange, because Sharon was the one Israeli leader who was willing to give them everything they wanted while not expecting them to do anything in return.

JERUSALEM – Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip are watching the news regarding Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s deteriorating health carefully and will celebrate with Qassam rocket firings at Jewish towns if Sharon dies, terror leaders told WorldNetDaily.
One militant leader threatened the life of Sharon’s temporary replacement, Deputy Minister Ehud Olmert, who was installed as prime minister just hours ago.
“I am ready with my candies and my rockets and praying to Allah that Sharon dies. We have prepared a celebratory barrage of rockets ready to fire into Israel on the occasion of the death of our enemy,” said Abu Abir, spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees, an umbrella group of Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists responsible for firing hundreds of Qassam rockets and mortars at Jewish towns.
Hamas leader Dr. Mahmoud al-Zahar told WND Sharon’s condition “plunges the Israeli political scene into chaos, which could bring about an equal response from the Palestinians.”
Link Here.

You mean they are not already in chaos in the pali territory? They must use a different definition of “chaos” then I do.

In related news, the Gaza strip continues to be a haven for terrorist thugs and criminal gangs. It is starting to become clear to me why the pali’s arab “friends” don’t want anything to do with them. Check this out.

RAFAH, Gaza Strip – Hundreds of angry Palestinians streamed into Egypt on Wednesday after militants with stolen bulldozers broke through a border wall, and two Egyptian troops were killed and 30 were wounded by gunfire in the rampage.
About 3,000 Egyptian Interior Ministry troops who initially had no orders to fire swarmed the border but were forced to withdraw about a half-mile, said security forces Lt. Sameh el-Antablyan, who announced the casualties.
Gen. Essam el-Sheikh said Egyptian forces later began firing back.
The scene was one of utter chaos. An Egyptian armored vehicle was burning and hundreds of Palestinians could be seen crouched in farm fields just inside Egypt.
The militants’ rampage through the southern Gaza town of Rafah underscored the growing lawlessness in Palestinian towns, especially in Gaza, and represented the most brazen challenge to the authority of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
Earlier, the Egyptian troops fired tear gas and shot into the air. A witness said three Palestinians were injured — one seriously, when a troop carrier crushed him against a wall.
Police imposed a curfew on the Egyptian side, all shops were closed, and authorities cut electricity, plunging the scene in near total darkness.
Abbas, who has condemned the chaos, has been unable to impose order, and his failure to keep the gunmen in check is expected to harm Fatah’s prospects in Jan. 25 parliament elections.
The rampage began late Tuesday, after Palestinian intelligence arrested Alaa al-Hams, an Al Aqsa militant, on suspicion he and his followers kidnapped human rights activist Kate Burton and her parents for two days last week. The Burtons were among 19 foreigners abducted by Fatah gunmen in Gaza in recent months. All have been freed unharmed.
Al-Hams’ followers fired at the Palestinian security headquarters in Rafah, where he was held, briefly took over four government buildings, and then drove to the Rafah crossing, which was reopened last month after intense negotiations directed by Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice.
Firing in the air, they closed the entrance gate and told waiting passengers to leave. They set up an impromptu checkpoint, turning away travelers, but left the buildings and the crossing after three hours.
The militants then stole two bulldozers in Rafah and led an impromptu parade of hundreds of jubilant residents toward a wall a few hundred yards from the border. Five militants rode in the shovel of one bulldozer, while children held onto the back of the vehicle.
“We are going to do everything we can to pressure the Authority to release our leader,” said an Al Aqsa activist who gave his name as Abu Hassan.
The bulldozers smashed two holes in the towering concrete barrier at the same spot where Hamas militants had blasted through it during the border chaos that followed Israel’ ‘s Gaza pullout in September. Palestinian security officials had closed the earlier hole with a patch of heavy concrete blocks, but those quickly gave way before the bulldozer Wednesday.
Hundreds of Palestinians swarmed into the buffer zone as militants fired in the air.
“Many people walked through. The Palestinian police can’t stop them,” said Fawzi Shaheen, a 26-year old Rafah resident who ran toward the border.
Witnesses said as many as 1,000 Palestinians rushed into Egypt, but Egyptian Brig. Adel Fawzi, director of criminal investigations for North Sinai, put the number at 300.
There are large numbers of divided families in the region, and some used the chaotic situation as an opportunity to reunite with relatives.
Raanan Gissin, an aide to Israeli Prime Minister
Ariel Sharon, said the unchecked crossings are a violation of the agreement Rice negotiated.
“We will deal with any terrorism that emanates from their territory, and we know how to deal with it,” he said.
The Rafah crossing was handed to Palestinian control, under European supervision, as part of a U.S.-brokered deal with Israel last month. Since then, the crossing was forced to shut down several times during attacks by gunmen.
Israel threatened to close the crossing in coordination with European observers if the breach is not repaired, according to a complaint sent by the Defense Ministry to the United States and the Palestinians, the ministry said.
Israel also asked Egypt to arrest Palestinians who cross from Gaza through the breach. Israel has warned of militants and weapons entering Gaza now that Israel does not have control over the border.

Read more about it here.

Oh, by the way, there is an interesting side note here. It seems that there is a wall between the pali-Egypt boarder. So why is it OK for there to be a wall between them but not for there to be a wall between the palis and the Israelis? A double standard here maybe? Oh yeah, I forgot…a wall would get in the way of pali terrorist killing innocent Israeli civilians. I guess the world considers it to be OK to allow the killing of innocent Israeli civilians.