ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail,
none shall want her mate.”
Book Of The Lord
Greetings! From Wikipedia “Newsweek is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City. It is distributed throughout the United States and internationally. It is the second-largest news weekly magazine in the U.S. It is published in four English language editions and 12 global editions written in the language of the circulation region.”
The cover of this second largest news magazine in the U.S, with 12 global editions,proclaims “Apocalypse Now Tsunamis. Earthquakes. Nuclear Meltdowns. Revolutions. Economies on the Brink. What the #@%! Is Next? “ See cover below.
This is not some right or left wing fringe publication, or some paranoid conspiratorial fringe organization, but one of the most mainstream publications in the western world. By the time it gets to this point...well what can we say, you can draw your own conclusions.
We hope the articles, photos, music, and videos will provide more insight and give some comfort as we progress further towards the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
The Lord bless and keep you in the week ahead.
ICONIC ERUPTION: A huge filament of magnetism and hot plasma blasted off the sun's southwestern limb on March 19th around 1200 UT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the action:
The eruption was not Earth-directed, but it did attract plenty of attention on our planet. Many amateur astronomers in Europe witnessed the blast and said it was the biggest one they'd ever seen. This event continues the recent trend of increasing solar activity, and shows anew that Solar Cycle 24 is gaining steam after a long period of relative quiet.
("There shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 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." Luke 21:25-26)
Instititute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Human GPS Microchipping: Embrace it or ban it?
March 14, 2011
Who are you? Where are you? What have you done?
Tiny GPS microchips with your personal info can be slipped under your skin, leaving you lighter, ID tossed in the shredder. But wait... is this a sensible techno-transfusion? An H+ enhancement that liberates us from Luddite wallets crammed with primitive currency and dozens of stupid, unwieldy cards?
Or is it... dangerous? Biblical apocalyptics say it is the "Mark of the Beast" - they think microchipping is mandated in the health care reform of Barack Obama, aka "The Anti-Christ."
More rationally, will microchips cement "Big Brother's" control of the "sheeple"? Nick Rockefeller reportedly told filmmaker Aaron Russo in 2007 that the goal of "bankers and the elite" was to microchip everyone "to control the whole society."
Are microchips the new yellow Stars of David that Nazis forced Jews to wear? The numeric tattoos scrawled on concentration camp forearms? Are we being marched into a future holocaust? VeriChip is backed by IBM; fretful theorists point to an IBM-Nazi alliance.
Will microchips really make us "safer"? Can they be "cloned"? Will they cause cancer? Are they a step forward in the evolution of humanity, or the final annihilation of individuality? Wisconsin, North Dakota, and a half-dozen other states outlawed mandatory microchipping. Web presences like "We The People Will Not Be Chipped" warn US citizens that microchips will incarcerate us in brainwashed slavery.
Other nationalities are not so terrified. Twenty-three percent of Germans polled said they'd be happily 'chipped if benefits were promised, and citizens of the United Kingdom, arguably the "most spied upon people in the free world" with 4.2 million public surveillance cameras, are anticipating perhaps being "'chipped like dogs in a decade."
What do I think? My first response, for everyone who is terrified that OverLords will monitor us with this new uberveillance, is... wise up! Your bank transactions are already logged, there's GPS on your car and cell phone, so... unless you're swimming miles offshore, they already know where you are!
I believe GPS microchips have enormous potential to simplify, expedite, and secure our daily lives. Below I have listed 15 ways they can be utilized, followed by my micro-opinions.
PASSPORTS - Everyone loathes the long queues at international airports. With microchips, we'd simply saunter through turnstiles, unless we're blocked because we're "illegal." Citizenship would be awarded with a syringe; the INS would be armed with scanners. By 2008, 45 nations had already added microchips to their passports, now they just need to get rid of the paperwork. Warning: The fingers of pickpockets can't swiftly steal a microchip, but we'll definitely hear scare stories of spies with small scalpels slicing people open in bathrooms.
ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS, ETC. - Grandpa won't get lost when he escapes from the Florida rest home, because he's wearing his GPS. Nurses can let him roam at will, snatching him up right before dinner. Implementation already took place with 200 Palm Beach clients; soon 'chips will be offered by every self-respecting sanitarium. Also available for homebound dementeds and potential fugitives from asylums. Five Stars. Solid Societal Plus; Seems Inarguable.
LOST AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN - Cuidad Juarez and Disneyland. Two horrible, dangerous places where innocents can find themselves mercilessly separated from Mommy and Daddy. If Mickey Mouse can't help, and reluctant Mexi-cops suddenly "retire"... you can track down little hide-and-seekers via GPS microchips. Brazilian millionaires are presently tagging their tots to thwart kidnappers, other nations will follow, plus theme parks. A survey conducted by the Future Foundation revealed that 75% of British parents would buy a device that kept track of their child's movements. Warning: J. Paul Getty III had his ear mailed with a ransom note; future parents might find a bloody chip in theirs.
CRIMINALS - The jailbird numerals on striped pajamas is fashion passé, but GPS microchipping prisoners in a secret section of their anatomy is trÃ¨s courant! Prison breaks would be nullified, and wardens could determine penitentiary violators. Who started last night's gang rape? Just rewind and examine the GPS intersection. Two-And-A-Half Stars because it's a human rights violation, an abolition of hope, and a dismal curtain-drop on a glamorous tradition bench-marked by Frenchies like Henri Charriere (Papillon), Jacques Mesrine, and Jean-Pierre Treiber.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP - Baja Beach Club in Barcelona and Rotterdam has offered microchipping to its VIP clients since 2004. The excellent amenity guarantees easy access to exclusive features, plus the ATM component keeps tab on your booze and chow intake. Five Stars. A Win-Win No-Brainer. My 24-hour Fitness already has a fingerprint scanner; this upgrade would save me another 30 seconds--that's 10 reps, plus rest.
HEALTH INFORMATION - You collapse in an intersection, with a coma. What's wrong? Paramedic scans 'chip for health record and vital stats, quickly administers proper medicine and procedure. Life saved. Hooray! Plus, this record of weak spots stuck in our flesh will remind us to eat wise and exercise. Heart-risk activities could also be safe-guarded--Grandma with her struggling aorta won't be allowed on the roller coaster. Warning: Enables quarantining of HIV/AIDS individuals and other infectious humans.
RÃ‰SUMÃ‰S - Your job record is updated in the 16-digit Verichip and passed on to potential employers. Far more efficient than LinkedIn. Warning: Would your ex-boss be able to stick in his scathing evaluation of you? Plus, isn't "resume doctoring" a creative fine art? I (theoretically) support "truth and transparency" but isn't this going too far? On the other hand... resume polishing is a totally boring time-suck, 'chipping is far more efficient. A Toss Up, I Can't Decide.
VOTER REGISTRATION - What's with all the cardboard shuffling at polling places? Why can't I vote anywhere I want in the city? Will we always use that stabbing machine inside the musty shower curtain? 'Chipped voter registration can streamline our tedious democratic process, where our name is always misspelled and alphabet-challenged volunteers take forever to find us in the 20-pound logbook. Scan me in, please! Warning: Fringe Party members will be totally harassed. No more sneaking into enemy conventions. Okay for moderates, but extremists beware. Will political activists be stalked and liquidated?
NEW BORN, NEW DEAD - Your baby got mixed up at the hospital, and you ended up raising a brat that's not even yours--what could be worse? Infants could be 'chipped right after their navel gets knotted. When they turn 18, their piercing pals could extract the 'chip, which also served as a GPS locator-- did Junior go to study group or a crack house? Similarly, when loved ones die, they can be 'chipped to prevent grisly mishaps. GPS tells you they're peaceful in the cemetery; they haven't been desecrated for dental fillings, and no one is playing soccer with their head at ALCOR. If they're cremated, you can watch on a monitor as their GPS chip explodes--kinda "spiritual" in a geek way. Five Stars. Kid control is excellent. Avoiding death deception is equally advantageous.
POLICE, SOLDIERS, GUNS, GUN OWNERS - The manufacturers of Browning and Smith & Wesson have developed an implant-firearm system where your gun gets twin-chipped with you--this means the weapon can only be fired by your personal trigger-finger. If an unarmed burglar in the dead of night wrestles away part of your arsenal, well, he'll still be unarmed. Plus, you don't have to worry about your brother's snoopy kids prowling in your closet and accidentally blowing off your daughters' heads. Pairing policemen with guns that can't be used against them is obvious, and 'chipping solders to track down POWs and MIAs and identify "Unknown" casualties is equally positive. Four Stars. Everything is excellent on this one, except... what about the heroic revolutionaries that break into the dictator's arsenal? If they're not 'chipped compatibly with the ballistics, does the glorious uprising fail?
SECURITY CLEARANCE - Who gains entrance to corporate headquarters on weekends? Who can twirl the dials at the nuclear power plant? Who can stride into the "Situation Room" or creep into the cockpit of a crowded 747? On a slightly less urgent note, who gets to surf on my laptop? With 'chips, only the entitled can enter exclusive zones; the minions are halted by "Access Denied." In Mexico, the Attorney General, his staff, and 160 members of an anti-crime computer center have already 'chipped themselves to control access. Warning: Sounds good because I always forget my password. But a big negative is... does this mean I can't sneak into extra films at the multiplex? Also, wouldn't companies use 'chips to keep track of off-work employees? If you call in "sick" will you get busted if you then fly to Vegas?
BANKING INFO - I have eleven plastic rectangles in my wallet that harbor my miserable finances. Whenever I'm coerced into a purchase, I fumble with all of them, seeking sufficient coinage. Obviously, it would be far "handier" if my credit and debit cards were microchips separately implanted, one on each finger. Warning: Mine are only worth the meat you could nibble off, but... wouldn't evil-doers simply chop off your fingers to gain access to your ATM? The digit ID has to be on your digits, too, because, well, we can't have people squishing their butts up against the screen to get a good crack-read. But still, I hate plastic--all that drama when I lose them--so I'm awarding this option Four Stars.
LIBRARY CARD, GROCERY SHOPPING, MISCELLANEOUS CONVENIENCE - I want a casual, near-naked life, unburdened by thick documentation and green bills entombed in gamey leather. If my wallet was ancient history, I could meander in light pants to the local library to pick up some murdered-tree books for my Kindle-rejecting kids, then skip over to Trader Joe's for some discount New Zealand lamb chops. No more desperate pocket-plunging looking for proper ID because the biblioteca card and the Xmas gift certificate are right at my fingertips. So is my Kaiser card, if I spring a hernia trudging up Lombard hill. Five Stars.
LOVE LINKED - Romantic humans can become more biologically absorbed with the dear one, by combining their nervous systems via microchips equipped with sensors that communicate with each other. Now Jack knows that Jill wants to eat Thai food, but Jill knows that Jack is aroused--you think the waitress is hot, don't you Jack!? I know you do! You can't lie anymore! One Star. Way too intimate for me.
STYLISTIC - If we need 25-30 microchips for different functions, where do we put them all? I predict aesthetic patterns, like the Tiv of Sudan that Leni Riefenstahl photographed. Eyebrows, ears and upper lip "mustaches" would be popular, plus stars around nipples, navels, and legs. Teen foreplay would include a game of "Find my Naughty 'Chips" and kissy-face rich people could hide them in lips full of botox. Four Stars. Not for me, but I like to watch.
- All that's above is just my mere opinion. Bear in mind that microchips probably will be "optional" in many categories at first, then they'll be "suggested," then "recommended," and perhaps finally "required." (He shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time. Daniel 11:24)
Hank Pellissier, aka Hank Hyena, is the "Local Intelligence" columnist for the San Francisco edition of the New York Times. He's also written columns for Salon.com ("Naked World"), and for SFGate.com ("Odd Barking" & "Urban Animal") and he's a blogger for the World Future Society. He's presently writing a book, to be entitled >Ahead of Myself: Transhumanist Assertions and Arguments.
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Virgin Mary in a Lancashire sandpit? Construction engineers stumble across 'remarkable' Google Earth image
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER -
Stunned workers at a construction site near the M6 claim to have found an image of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus in a satellite image.
Contractors Steve Hirst and Carl Richards were researching for a project they were working on and decided to look at a half-acre sand and mud site on Google Maps.
While looking at the photo they say the image of a hooded figure holding a baby was clearly distinguishable - just off the M6 motorway near Preston.
Carl, 42, from Bolton, said: 'We both looked at each other for a few seconds without saying anything. It is an amazing image of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus in her arms.
'It is so clear. We were looking at the layout of the area for some work we are doing and we were zooming in and it caught our eye.
'We were stunned into silence and Steve joked he had seen the light.'
Religious leaders have described the image as 'remarkable'.
PEACE!--IN THE MIDST OF STORM!
Have you ever been in a big storm, a powerful hurricane, earthquake or typhoon? Were you afraid or scared or worried? Well, most people are when caught in such storms because they never know if they're going to get blown away or if the lightning is going to strike them or the wind will rip the roof off their house or somehow hurt or even kill them!
But this little family is peaceful and unafraid, even though all around them a terrible storm is raging!--The wind is howling, big trees are being uprooted and blown down, lightning is flashing and thunder is crashing! But they don't look worried at all! They're perfectly at peace and at rest!
Do you know what a mother hen does with her little chicks whenever danger is near? She gathers them under her wings and covers and protects them there. Well, the Bible says that the Lord does the same thing with His children.--"He shall cover you, and under His wings you can trust. There you need not fear the terror by night, nor the destruction by day, for the Lord is your refuge and place of protection." (Psalm 91)
If we belong to the Lord and stay close to Him, he will take care of us.--always! So that even if we're in the middle of a terrible storm like we see in this picture, His strong and loving Heavenly hands will be there to keep, protect and take care of us. Even when all is dark and stormy outside, we can have the sunshine of His love and rainbow of His blessings and peace inside!
Did you ever hear the bible story of Rahab?--A long time ago, there was a city called Jericho which was so wicked that God was going to punish and destroy it. But within the city was a dear little woman named Rahab who was kind and helpful to God's children. And because she was good to God's people, God was good to her!
The huge protective walls that ran around Jericho were very high and very thick--so thick that many people actually had their houses on the walls, as did Rahab. When the day of God's judgements came, He shook the city and caused the entire wall to collapse to the ground!--Except for one tiny little part of it that remained standing all alone--and that was the house of Rahab! Because she had faith and because she had received and been good to God's children, when He destroyed the entire city and everybody else in it, her little house didn't fall and she and her family were spared and protected! (Josh.2 and 6)
So why worry?--if you're the Lord's child, He will take care of you! His children who stay close to Him live in a charmed circle of His protection! It's like a special force-field that nothing can get through without His permission! Of course this doesn't mean that the Lord will never allow us to be harmed or tested, but He'll never allow us to have any insufferable harm or any unbearable damage, and He promises to always save us out of our troubles. "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all!" (Ps.34:19)
The most important thing is to make sure that you belong to Him.--Then you'll know that everything will be all right and that whatever happens to you will be for your good. He says that "all things work together for good to them that love the Lord." (Rom.8:28) If you are His child, you'll know that everything that happens in your life comes from Him and is somehow for your good!
Then even if there's a terrible storm and great destruction all around you, you won't need to fear! The Lord says, "Fear thou not, for I am with thee, be not dismayed, I am thy God!--You shall be safe in the midst of storm, in the hollow of My hand, for underneath you are My Everlasting Arms." (Isa .41:10; Deut.33:27)--He is always there, He'll never ever leave you, for He promises, "I am with you always, even to the End of the World!" (Mt.28:20)
If you would like to have such peace and assurance and heavenly protection, all you need to do is receive and love God's Son, Jesus! Then, no matter what difficulties or hardships arise in your life, He will help you to brave the storms and face the winds and not be swept away! No matter how dark the clouds become that may sometimes overshadow you, the Light of His Love will always come bursting through to encourage you and to give you hope and strength to pull through!
He and his love are just that wonderful! He will brighten your life and give you peace that the Bible says even "passes your own understanding--perfect peace, because you trust in Him!" (Phil.4:7; Isa.26:3) No matter how dark or stormy or difficult the outward conditions may be, in your heart the sun can always be shining, the birds can always be singing, the flowers can always be blossoming, and all can be well and happy in Him!
So may God bless you with His peace and His love through the one and only "Prince of Peace", Jesus Christ!--He loves you and will come into your life right now if you'll just ask Him into your heart! He says, "Behold, I stand at the door (of your heart) and knock. If any man hear My voice and open the door, I will come into him." (Rev.3:20)
Simply pray: "Lord Jesus, I believe that You are the Son of God and that You died for me. Please forgive me for all my sins. I ask You, Jesus, to please come into my heart and give me Your free Gift of Eternal Life! Help me to love You and to love others by telling them about You and Your Love.--In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."
Be sure to read Earthshaker so that you can be aware of coming events. "Take heed to yourselves, lest ... that day come upon you unawares." (Luke 21:34) You can also go to the Studies section on this web site to read the studies from the prophetic books of Daniel, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Matthew, Revelation, and more.
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