Archive for April 23rd, 2007

Pali Terrorist Duplicity and Terrorist Supporting Media Bias (Again)

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

As usual, Pali Terrorist, who have been firing rockets into Israel for 6 months, blame Israel for putting the so-called “cease fire” at risk, after the IDF decides to put a stop to the attacks against their civilian population centers.
And of course, we can always count on the AP to slant the story to such a point to be almost completely unrecognizable from the actual facts and truth of the matter. It takes them three paragraphs to even mention the rocket attacks, and when they do, they make it sound like an isolated incident instead of the constant six month attack it has been in reality.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Hamas militants called Sunday for a fresh wave of attacks against
Israel after troops killed nine Palestinians in weekend fighting, straining a five-month-old cease-fire.

In response to the bloodshed, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ more moderate
Fatah movement urged him to consider breaking off contacts with the Israeli government, despite his pledge to the United States to hold regular meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Hamas and Fatah are partners in a coalition government.

Among the nine Palestinians killed in the weekend upsurge of violence were two gunmen and a 17-year-old who died Sunday in the
West Bank. The fighting also included a Palestinian rocket attack on the southern Israeli town of Sderot that damaged a home.

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Peretz says ‘six years of overlooking Qassam attacks have come to an end’

Defense Minister Amir Peretz commented on Qassam rocket attacks against Sderot during a ceremony commemorating Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism for Memorial Day.

“Six years of turning a blind eye have ended, and from now on no one will be immune. We will operate across the border,” Peretz said, warning enemy countries not to initiate wars against Israel. He added that he believed a diplomatic breakthrough could be reached. (Shmulik Hadad)

Seriously folks, I can’t believe you can’t get your minds around this. Try to remember that what the Pali Terrorist are doing against Israel can be equated to groups in Mexico firing rockets into Brownsville, Texas or Canada firing into Niagara Falls, New York. Your sub-division or neighborhood suddenly coming under rocket attack. Your wives and husbands, children and elderly being attacked and killed indiscriminately. Would you allow this to happen again, let alone allow it to go unchallenged for months, even years?
No, you would demand that our government do everything in it’s power to put a stop to the attacks. Yet we (and the rest of the world) demand that Israel sit on it’s hands and allow these attack against it’s citizens.
How would you feel if you lost a loved one in these attacks and yet knew that your government was not only not going to respond to the attack, but was not even being allowed to prevent further attacks?
That is what the typical Israeli faces every day.
Think about it.

Singer Cheryl Crow Says ‘Lay Off the Toilet Paper’

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Okay, this global warming idiocy has gone way too far. First Al Gore threw his little hat in the global warming ring, now everyone thinks they are superheroes who will save the planet. That includes everyone from the average Joe to movie producers and rocker chicks. Cheryl Crow believes she can save the planet by limiting everyone’s use of toilet paper. What? A rock star is going to tell people to stop using so much t.p.? She proposes we use one square per restroom visit. Is it just me or has this thing gotten way out of hand?
Cheryl Crow needs to stick with rock music and leave the environment to the experts (who, by the way, say that global warming is bunk). Also, for those of you who choose to use only one square of t.p., please don’t shake my hand!

Singer Sheryl Crow and environmentalist Laurie David have been traveling across America on a two-week Stop Global Warming College Tour, which winds up today at George Washington University. Crow and David (co-producer of the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” and wife of “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” Larry David) have been touting their cause and chronicling their travels in a rather idiosyncratic blog. Here, on Earth Day, are a few excerpts:

David (4/10, Dallas): I am jogging outside in 40 degree freezing cold . . . 70 degrees in January and 40 degrees in April. That is exactly why Sheryl Crow and I are in a biodiesel bus going thru the Southeast visiting college campuses to talk about the urgency of this issue and how everyone . . . everyone . . . has to start doing something. I would write more, but I have to go run warm water over my hands and thaw out from my run.

Crow and David (4/18, Nashville): Our other surprise was a visit by former Vice President Al Gore who sat and talked with us on the bus about what he hopes to see happen in this country as the stop global warming movement catches fire. Having the former Vice President visit was like having your dad show up for Father’s Weekend at the sorority house. We were giddy with excitement and proud to show him our home away from home.

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Where Are All the Honeybees?

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

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Scientists are baffled by the disappearance of billions of honeybees. I am sure Al Gore will say they have vanished because of global warming (he says everything is caused by global warming so he can make a buck). Honeybees are very important to our food crops. Is the disappearance of these bees a sign of the last days?

Go to work, come home.

Go to work — and vanish without a trace.

Billions of bees have done just that, leaving the crop fields they are supposed to pollinate, and scientists are mystified about why.

The phenomenon was first noticed late last year in the United States, where honeybees are used to pollinate $15 billion worth of fruits, nuts and other crops annually. Disappearing bees also have been reported in Europe and Brazil.

Commercial beekeepers would set their bees near a crop field as usual and come back in two or three weeks to find the hives bereft of foraging worker bees, with only the queen and the immature insects remaining. Whatever worker bees survived were often too weak to perform their tasks.

If the bees were dying of pesticide poisoning or freezing, their bodies would be expected to lie around the hive. And if they were absconding because of some threat — which they have been known to do — they wouldn’t leave without the queen.

Since about one-third of the U.S. diet depends on pollination and most of that is performed by honeybees, this constitutes a serious problem, according to Jeff Pettis of the U.S. Agricultural Research Service.

“They’re the heavy lifters of agriculture,” Pettis said of honeybees. “And the reason they are is they’re so mobile and we can rear them in large numbers and move them to a crop when it’s blooming.”

Honeybees are used to pollinate some of the tastiest parts of the American diet, Pettis said, including cherries, blueberries, apples, almonds, asparagus and macadamia nuts.

“It’s not the staples,” he said. “If you can imagine eating a bowl of oatmeal every day with no fruit on it, that’s what it would be like” without honeybee pollination.

Pettis and other experts are gathering outside Washington for a two-day workshop starting on Monday to pool their knowledge and come up with a plan of action to combat what they call colony collapse disorder.

“What we’re describing as colony collapse disorder is the rapid loss of adult worker bees from the colony over a very short period of time, at a time in the season when we wouldn’t expect a rapid die-off of workers: late fall and early spring,” Pettis said.

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Also see this at Rapture Ready.

To Bee Or Not To bee?

Update 12:45 CDT 04/24/07 by Steve
Further concern about this problem, that is quickly alarming scientist, can be found at ScienceDaily.
Honey Bee Die-off Alarms Beekeepers, Crop Growers And Researchers.

Hillary the Felon?

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Why is it that no one seems to care that Bill and Hillary Clinton are associated with several huge crimes (even murders)? Bill Clinton was always under suspicion of improperly raising campaign funds and it seems his wife may be following in his footsteps. This should come as no surprise to anyone in the US. The Clintons have a long history of illegal activity – it’s just another day at the office for them.

A business mogul who says he was Hillary Clinton’s biggest donor in her 2000 Senate campaign is preparing to release a newly recovered videotape his lawyer calls “smoking-gun evidence” of the New York Democrat’s commission of a series of felonies, each punishable by up to five years in prison.

Peter Franklin Paul, in a civil fraud suit filed against Bill and Hillary Clinton, claims the former president destroyed his entertainment company to get out of a $17 million deal in which Clinton promised to promote the firm in exchange for stock, cash options and massive contributions to his wife’s 2000 campaign. Paul contends he was directed by the Clintons and Democratic Party leaders to foot the bill for a lavish Hollywood gala and fund-raiser prior to the 2000 election that eventually cost him nearly $2 million.

Sen. Clinton has claimed through her spokesman Howard Wolfson that Paul gave no money to her campaign, and her supporters have denied she had any anything to do with coordinating the August 2000 event or soliciting contributions directly from donors. Doing so would make Paul’s substantial contributions a direct donation to her Senate campaign rather than her joint fundraising committee, violating federal statutes that limit “hard money” contributions to a candidate to $2,000 per person. Furthermore, knowingly accepting or soliciting $25,000 or more in a calendar year is a felony carrying a prison sentence of up to five years.

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“The Dispensation of Evil” by Todd Strandberg

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Once again, the world has seen record incidents of mass killings. Unless you’ve been trapped in a coal mine the past week, you probably know that Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 Virginia Tech students and teachers before turning the gun on himself. Between shootings, Cho mailed a package to NBC News containing “disturbing” videos explaining why he committed his heinous crime against humanity. With all the nonsense on the cable channels, you might not have heard that his shooting was the single worst case of gunman homicide in our nation’s history.

Two days after the Virginia Tech massacre, Iraq suffered its deadliest day of carnage since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. In Baghdad, a series of car bombs and various other terrorist attacks left more than 230 people dead. One car bomb alone in the mainly Shi’ite Sadriya neighborhood set a record by killing 140 people, the most ever in single bomb attack.

If there were any doubt that the world is going mad, one only needs to look at the historic record for various categories of mass murder in the U.S. and Iraq to see an alarming trend:

Other Mass Shootings in America:

October 16, 1991: George Hennard entered a Luby’s Cafeteria, where he shot and killed 23 people and wounded 20. Though Hennard was shot several times by police, only when he ran out of victims did he walk to the rear of the seating area and take his own life with a gunshot to the head.

July 18, 1984: James Oliver Huberty, an unemployed security guard, walked into a McDonald’s in San Ysidro, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border, and began shooting. Armed with three guns, he killed 21 people, including five children and six teenagers, and wounded 19 before he was shot and killed by a police sniper.

July 31, 1966: Charles Whitman began his day of mass murder by killing his mother and his wife. He then barricaded himself in the University of Texas clock tower and began picking off students. After 90 minutes, Charlie had killed 16 people and wounded 30 others.

The Iraqi blood bath from just the past couple months:

March 27, 2007: At least 198 people were reported killed or found dead. Truck bombs hit markets in the northwestern city of Tal Afar, killing at least 152 people, while another 46 Iraqis were also killed or found dead.

March 6, 2007: Officials reported 194 deaths, including 120 by two suicide bombers in a crowd of Shiite pilgrims in Hillah, south of Baghdad.

March 2, 2004: Coordinated blasts from suicide bombers, mortars and planted explosives strike Shiite Muslim shrines in Karbala and Baghdad, killing at least 181 people.

February 3, 2007: Officials report 167 deaths, including 137 by a suicide truck bomber at a market in a predominantly Shiite area of Baghdad.

Terrorism in the U.S.:

September 11, 2001: Islamic extremists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. Two planes targeted the World Trade Center, one hit the Pentagon, and the fourth crashed. A total of 2,973 people were killed that day.

April 19, 1995: Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry Nichols killed 168 when they blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

May 18, 1927: Andrew Kehoe, the first mad bomber on U.S. soil, blew up a school in Bath, Michigan, killing 45 people–37 of them children–after detonating explosives he planted under the school.

The above three lists represent just a small portion of a much larger problem. I didn’t even mention the school shootings at Jonesboro and Columbine. It is very hard to categorized the extreme level of the evil we see today. This weekend, I read about an Islamic terrorist group that used a small boy to decapitate one of their hostages.

I believe firmly that the reason we are seeing an across-the-board surge in violence is directly related to the end times. Because man has turned his back on God, the Lord is slowly lowering the hedge of protection.

Without God’s protective power, Satan would be able to destroy every Christian on the planet. The story of Job gives us good insight into devil’s capabilities. In the book of Job, Satan complained that God had made Job unreachable. Once God gave the devil limited authority over Job’s life, he had control over weather, enemy forces, disease, and pestilence–and he could even cause fire to come down from the sky.

The rapid growth in the power of evil seems to forewarn of the time when the devil will be given nearly full control of the earth. The Bible warns that the calling card of the last days would be a world filled with violence. The carnage of last week is a stunning testimony of how close we are to the tribulation hour.

The desensitization process has largely robbed us of the ability to sense our moral freefall. I like what one board member said last week, “Are we becoming an un-shockable society, with a higher tolerance for evil? I believe this is true, and it is a sign of the end times. While everyone is still asking ‘Why?’ this week, we as Christians have an opportunity to share our perspective on end-times events and offer hope to those whose hearts are burdened.”

If there is any final stage to the dispensation of evil, it will likely come in the form of an attack with weapons of mass destruction. A terrorist group could release chemical or biological agents in a crowded area, killing tens of thousands of people. Because such an attack is generally easy to pull off, I believe the preventive will of God is the only reason we have not seen terrorists successfully deploy such weapons.

Every time we see one of these deadly attacks take place, we should remind ourselves that earth is not our true home. When Christians become comfortable in their lives, they tend to be unproductive. An active believer is someone who realizes this world is of no lasting value.

“And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy wit the brightness of his coming” (2 Thes. 2:6-8).
— Todd

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Slain Turkish Evangelists Were Tortured Before Being Killed

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Further details have come to light in regards to three Turkish Christians who were murdered by Muslims last week. A Turkish doctor, who performed the autopsies, says that the three Christians were tortured for approximately three hours before being killed. Continue to pray for their families and other Christians, around the world, who are suffering persecution.

MALATYA, Turkey — Three Protestants murdered at a Christian publishing house in Malatya, Turkey, were tortured for three hours before their assailants slit their throats, a press report said Friday, quoting one of the doctors involved in the grisly case.

Dr. Murat Ugras, a spokesman for the Turgut Ozal Medical center, told the daily Hurriyet of hospital surgeons’ fruitless efforts to save Ugur Yuksel, one of the three victims of the massacre at the Zirve (summit) publishing house, which distributed Christian literature.

“He had scores of knife cuts on his thighs, his testicles, his rectum, and his back,” Ugras said. “His fingers were sliced to the bone.

“It is obvious that these wounds had been inflicted to torture him,” he said.

The two others who were killed, Necati Aydin, pastor of Malatya’s tiny Protestant community, and German Tilmann Geske, a Malatya resident with his wife and three children since 2003, were also tortured, press reports said.

The abuse lasted for three hours as the five men detained at the crime scene interrogated the three on their missionary activities, they said.

“We tied their hands and feet and later gagged them,” the mass daily Sabah quoted one of the suspects as telling police. “Emre slit their throats,” said the youth, who was not named, referring to Emre Gunaydin, the alleged leader of the gang, who is at the same hospital in serious condition after jumping out of the publishers’ third floor office in a bid to flee police.

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