Archive for January 15th, 2008

Egypt, Turkey Warn of War Against Iran

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Atheists and unbelievers can deny the the truth of creationism, they can deny the relevance of the Bible, they can even deny the very existence of God. What they cannot deny is that Bible prophecies are coming true before our very eyes. The Bible tells us the part that countries like Egypt, Turkey, China and Russia will play in the last days and we are seeing these alliances growing by the minute. The prophecies in Daniel, Ezekiel, and Revelation (just to name a few) are coming together just as God said they would. Christians, look up for your redemption draweth nigh and unbelievers, repent for the day of the Lord is near. It is an exciting time to be alive if you are saved. If you are not saved, a dreadful time to be alive. If you do not know Jesus as your personal Savior, read more about being saved here : Salvation Through Jesus

Egypt and Turkey on Tuesday warned against war on Iran and called for a peaceful solution to the nuclear standoff, as U.S. President George W. Bush toured the region in a bid to isolate Tehran.

“We have no details on Iran’s nuclear program, but if it is a danger, then it must be resolved peacefully,” Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said at a joint news conference with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul in Cairo.

“There is no need for the use of force. Use of force will lead to very serious consequences in the region and the world,” Mubarak said.

“The problems must be resolved diplomatically,” Gul added.

Bush Sunday hit out at Iran in a speech in the United Arab Emirates, charging Tehran had become “the world’s leading state sponsor of terror” and, with Al- Qaida, the main threat to the region’s stability.

“So the U.S. is strengthening our longstanding security commitments with our friends in the Gulf — and rallying friends around the world to confront this danger before it is too late,” said Bush.

The U.S. accuses Iran of using its nuclear drive as a cover for efforts to build an atomic bomb, but Tehran denies the charges and says its program is aimed at generating energy for its growing population.

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New Deadly Form of MRSA Hitting Gay Community Hard

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Research suggests it may be more prevalent among the gay community – the gay San Francisco district of Castro appears to have been hardest hit.

So far only two cases of the new form of the USA300 strain of the bug have been recorded in the UK.

It is not usually contracted in hospitals, but in the community – often by casual contact.

The new strain is resistant to treatment by many front-line antibiotics.

It causes large boils on the skin, and in severe cases can lead to fatal blood poisoning or necrotising pneumonia, which eats away at the lungs.

Researchers say the bug has so far been 13 times more prevalent in gay men in San Francisco than in other people.

In the Castro district – where more gay people live than anywhere else in the US – about one in 588 people are carrying the bug.

In the general San Francisco community the figure was around one in 3,800.

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Researcher Dr Binh Diep, from San Francisco General Hospital Medical Centre, said: “These multi-drug resistant infections often affect gay men at body sites in which skin-to-skin contact occurs during sexual activities.

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Dozens In Texas Say They Saw U.F.O.

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

These types of sightings are no longer few and far between.

In this farming community where nightfall usually brings clear, starry skies, residents are abuzz over reported sightings of what many believe is a UFO.
Several dozen people — including a pilot, county constable and business owners — insist they have seen a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast. Some reported seeing fighter jets chasing it.

“People wonder what in the world it is because this is the Bible Belt, and everyone is afraid it’s the end of times,” said Steve Allen, a freight company owner and pilot who said the object he saw last week was a mile long and half a mile wide. “It was positively, absolutely nothing from these parts.”

While federal officials insist there’s a logical explanation, locals swear that it was larger, quieter, faster and lower to the ground than an airplane. They also said the object’s lights changed configuration, unlike those of a plane. People in several towns who reported seeing it over several weeks have offered similar descriptions of the object.

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Electoral College Bypass Approved by Second State

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Although appearing innocuous on the surface, this is actually a very dangerous thing.

A second state has approved a plan that would bypass the U.S. electoral college, giving the presidency to the winner of a national popular vote.

The move came this weekend when New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine signed legislation that specifies the state’s 15 electoral college votes would go to the winner of the popular vote.

Maryland, with its 10 electoral college votes, earlier approved a similar plan. Both are contingent on enough other states approving the plan to provide absolute control over presidential elections.

Another state plan also is headed for the desk of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich after lawmakers approved it just days ago.

Opponents say the plan threatens the nation’s republican form of government and would give unstoppable control over the White House to any coalition the major population centers would choose to create.

It would allow New York City to outvote much of the Midwest; Los Angeles could determine the course of a national agenda for the Pacific Northwest.

An analysis of the issue by Wallbuilders, a Christian organization with expertise in historical and constitutional issues, said the opposition to the electoral college doesn’t hold up.

“As the Florida situation (in 2000) proved, individual votes are tallied – sometimes several times,” Wallbuilders said.

The group warned that under a national popular vote one would need support only from population centers in a handful of population-rich states to win every presidential election.

Republicans call the idea a constitutional “travesty.”

“It’s a backdoor end-run of the federal Constitution,” New Jersey Assemblyman Richard Merkt told the Associated Press.

Critics worry the plan to dispense with the electoral college could take hold by legislation passing in fewer than a dozen key states.

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Report: Olmert Agrees to Allow in 50,000 Arab ‘Refugees’

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

This is as big a threat to Israel as the terrorist are.
Israel is a democracy. Many have speculated that if enough pali “refugees” were allowed to return, that Israel could actually be “voted” out of existence.

( The issue of “Arab refugees” has long been a matter of widespread consensus in Israel, with even left-wing parties declaring that allowing them into Israel would endanger its very existence as a Jewish state. Nevertheless, the subject does not appear to be going away. Reports are that Prime Minister Olmert has now agreed to allow 50,000 Arabs who left Israel in 1948 – or are descendants of those who did – to enter and live in Israel.

Channel Ten reported Thursday night that in a private meeting between Olmert and Palestinian Authority Chairman Abu Mazen, the two agreed that in the final-status agreement, Israel would withdraw from 92% of Judea and Samaria, including all the non-Jewish neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem. It was also agreed that 50,000 “refugees from 1948” would enter and live in the State of Israel.

Staffers in Olmert’s office did not deny the report, and even hinted that it was at least partially accurate.

Olmert Went Further than Bush
U.S. President George Bush summed up his three-day visit to Israel on Friday by saying that a new Palestinian state, together with financial compensation, would be the solution to the refugee problem. The implication is that the refugees need not enter Israel.

“There must be an end to Israel’s occupation [sic] that began in 1967,” Bush said. “Palestine must serve as a national home for the Palestinians, and Israel – for the Jews.”

Israel liberated Judea and Samaria during the Six Day War in 1967, capturing it, essentially, from no one. No country in the world, other than Great Britain and Pakistan, recognized Jordan’s control over Judea and Samaria between 1948 and 1967.

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Report: Al Qaeda Is Building a White Army of Terror

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

I wasn’t the least bit surprised to read about this.

Al Qaeda is building a white army of terror in the United Kingdom, according to the U.K.’s Scotland on Sunday.

According to a source at MI5 — the British equivalent of the CIA — 1,500 white Britons are believed to have converted to Islam with the purpose of funding, planning, and carrying out surprise terror attacks, the newspaper reported.

Security experts say the growing number of white terrorists poses a serious threat because they are less likely to be detected than members of the Asian community.

Terror groups like Al Qaeda reportedly began recruiting white non-Muslims in response to the success intelligence services have had in disrupting and stopping extremist plots around the world.

One reported strategy the terrorists use is to look for converts in prisons, where those in custody tend to be lonely and particularly susceptible. Recruiters comfort and support the inmate, with little mention — if any — to religion, according to the paper. Over time, conversations turn more radical.

One of leading Muslim leaders disputed the claims of radicalization, saying Islam’s strict moral code made it unattractive to many Westerners, the paper reported.

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