Archive for January 8th, 2008

Scroll to Mr. Bush Reminds Him of His Historic Role

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

I don’t think the President is listening to God anymore.

(IsraelNN.com) A historic document is planned to be submitted to visiting US President George Bush upon his arrival this week, calling upon him to choose to be remembered like Cyrus, and not like Nebuchadnezzar.

The document, grandly transcribed on parchment and furled into a scroll, is addressed to the the “Leader of the West.” It reminds President Bush to “declare to the world” that he will honor G-d’s word and act “towards settling the Jewish People throughout their entire Land.”

The document was signed by three figures, including the world-renowned Torah scholar, philosopher, social critic and author Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, once termed by Time magazine as a “once-in-a-millennium scholar.” Rabbi Chaim Richman, representing the Temple Mount movements, and Dr. Gadi Eshel of the New Jewish Congress are also signed upon the proclamation.

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‘Radioactive Attack Possible,’ Says IAEA Head

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Iran’s nuclear lap dog in the International Atomic Energy Agency, Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei, has finally come out and warned that terrorist will most likely succeed in attacks against radioactive facilities. This would allow them to build a dirty bomb.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei said Monday that the chances of terror groups attempting to carry out an attack on a radioactive facility are increasing and in fact supersede their chances of obtaining nuclear weapons.

“Terror groups might try to attack a facility housing radioactive materials in a populated area or even in one (of the world’s) capitals, which could lead to a wide area being infected with radiation and thousands of deaths,” ElBaradei told the London based, Arab-language al-Hayat newspaper.

“We know the terror organizations would like to carry out such an attack and in fact they are more likely to succeed in that than they are in getting their hands of nuclear weapons,’ he added.

As for the Iranian nuclear enrichment program, ElBaradei said that the IAEA was not very worried: “The IAEA didn’t see any active plan to manufacture nuclear weapons in Iran… we saw no evidence of an underground uranium enrichment facility, nor do we have any intelligence suggesting such activity.

“Iran still has some questions to answer,” said ElBaradei, “but I can’t say it poses a clear and immediate danger… all this talk about world war III just aggravates me.”

Al-Hayat quotes ElBaradei as saying the IAEA began probing the Iranian nuclear program back in 1985 and has been quite successful in doing so, “but we’re still trying to get some answers and we expect Iran to be cooperative… the next month or so are crucial, since it has recently agreed to work with us an all those matters.”

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Pregnant High School Students in Denver Ask for Maternity Leave

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Schools in Denver currently require pregnant students, who have given birth, to return to school the day after they are released from the hospital. Here is a statement from the article that I think reflects one of the greatest problems with what is wrong with our society:
“My initial reaction is if we are punishing girls like that, that is unacceptable”
This statement was from one of the school counselors.
So here we are folks. Getting pregnant, while in high school, is no longer considered wrong. Moral relativism at it’s best. Touchy-feely mentality.
I understand that teen pregnancy has been going on for longer then there has been modern society. But are we really going to start rewarding it? Are we going to add yet another facet to our oversexed society? Are we going to tell kids that there are no consequences for their behavior?

Teen mothers-to-be attending a Denver high school are asking for at least four weeks maternity leave, saying they don’t want to be penalized for absences while healing and bonding with their new babies, The Denver Post reports.

The current policy at East High School requires new mothers to return to school the day after they are discharged from the hospital or be penalized for unexcused absences, the paper said.

Two of the school’s counselors told the school board last month that the current policy is unfair and inconsiderate, according to the report. Kayla Lewis, a senior at East High School who is five months pregnant, also asked the board to consider a maternity leave for students at a Dec. 20 public hearing.

“My initial reaction is if we are punishing girls like that, that is unacceptable,” Nicole Head, one of the counselors who brought the matter to the school board last month, told The Post. “We’ve got to do something.”

District officials are reviewing the policy on absences to make it “friendlier” to new moms, DPS spokesman Alex Sanchez told The Post. The Denver Public Schools don’t have a policy regarding pregnant students, allowing schools to set their own policy.

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Rockets Fired From Lebanon Strike Northern Israel, Police Say

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

More “peaceful” gestures from the Arab terrorist.

JERUSALEM — Two rockets fired from Lebanon struck northern Israel before dawn Tuesday, the military said, causing no injuries but expanding the violence that has erupted on Israel’s borders ahead of U.S. President George W. Bush’s visit to the region.

One of the rockets landed on a road, and the other on the porch of a home in the town of Shlomi.

It was the second rocket attack on Israel from Lebanon since Israel’s summer 2006 war with Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas. In June, two rockets fired by a previously unknown group, the Jihadi Badr Brigades — Lebanon Branch, fell in Israel, causing minor damage but no injuries.

Israeli military officials said it appeared the same group was responsible for Tuesday’s attack, although there was no claim of responsibility.

A senior military officer in Beirut told The Associated Press that the Israeli report was “baseless and completely fabricated.” He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the incident with the media.

Yasmina Bouziane, a spokeswoman for U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon, said the force had a team on the ground looking into the report. “In the meantime, we can’t confirm or deny” the Israeli claims, she said. (Don’t expect much from the “peacekeepers”. They’re so busy fabricating Israeli violations, they’ll completely ignore the terrorist right under their noses. -ed.)

A resident of Shlomi, Simona Salamon, said a rocket hit her porch in the middle of the night.

“It was such a big noise and my ears were ringing,” Salamon told Army Radio. “It made a hole in the wall.”

During the 2006 war, Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas bombarded northern Israel with nearly 4,000 rockets. Forty Israeli civilians were killed in the war, along with 119 Israeli soldiers. More than 1,000 Lebanese — most of them civilians— were killed in Israeli bombardments.

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Kenya’s Unrest Takes Violent Toll

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

There are many Christians in Kenya. Please keep all the people of this country in your prayers.

KACHIBORA, Kenya – Armed with bows and arrows and automatic weapons, hundreds of attackers poured through the camp where the terrified had sought refuge Sunday. They fired into the air, sparking a brief gunbattle with police before fleeing into the hills.

Hours later, after the bodies of a woman and her baby shot dead were carted away, aid agencies arrived to hand out emergency sacks of food to the hungry masses.

It sounds like a scene from war-ravaged Congo or Darfur. But this is Kenya, a country long known for welcoming refugees from troubled neighbors — not producing them.

A week of postelection violence has left at least 250,000 people homeless, shattering the East African country’s image as a haven for those fleeing conflict.

“I can’t believe it. We’re refugees in our own land,” said Dan Mugambi, a 35-year-old teacher who was among about 15,000 people sheltering in a primary school compound in the North Rift Valley village of Kachibora. “This has never happened here before.”

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