the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth
will let, until he be taken out of the way.”
(2 Thessalonians 2:7)
He Who Now Letteth Will Let
Greetings! The opening verse may seem a little odd to understand if you do not know the original meaning of the Old English words “let” and “letteth”. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the archaic meaning of the word “let” meant to hinder or prevent.
You can still find the original meaning of this word used in modern tennis matches. When the ball is served, if the ball touches the top of the net it is called a 'let' serve because the net hindered the ball from going over correctly and the serve must be replayed.
In many other versions of the Bible, instead of using the word let or letteth the words most often used are 'restrains', 'holds back', or 'holding back'.
In the King James 2000 Bible, the verse reads thus: “For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now restrains will do so, until he be taken out of the way.” Also in other versions of the Bible the word “iniquity” is simply translated as “evil”.
So, he that is preventing the gross spread of evil is doing so until a certain point in time when he is removed, like a dam holding back a lake, when the dam is removed a flood of water engulfs the surrounding area.
In the case concerning this verse, 2Thessalonians 2:7, when that dam is removed their will be a flood of evil covering the earth.
PENTAGON TAPS ANTI-CHRISTIAN EXTREMIST FOR RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE POLICY
by KEN KLUKOWSKI
28 Apr 2013 995
"Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation's armed forces."
Those words were recently written by Mikey Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), in a column he wrote for the Huffington Post. Weinstein will be a consultant to the Pentagon to develop new policies on religious tolerance, including a policy for court-martialing military chaplains who share the Christian Gospel during spiritual counseling of American troops.
Weinstein decries what he calls the "virulent religious oppression" perpetrated by conservative Christians, whom he refers to as "monstrosities" and "pitiable unconstitutional carpetbaggers," comparing them to "bigots" in the Deep South during the civil rights era.
He cites Dr. James Dobson--the famous Christian founder of Focus on the Family--as "illustrating the extremist, militant nature of these virulently homophobic organizations' rhetorically-charged propaganda." Regarding those who teach orthodox Christian beliefs from the Bible, Weinstein concludes, "Let's call these ignoble actions what they are: the senseless and cowardly squallings of human monsters."
Weinstein then endorses the ultra-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), who publishes a list of "hate groups." Alongside truly deplorable organizations like the KKK, the SPLC's list includes a host of traditional Christian organizations (for their support of traditional marriage) and Tea Party organizations (for supporting limited government). Weinstein says SPLC correctly labels them all as "hate groups."
Floyd Lee Corkins--the first person ever convicted of domestic terrorism in federal court under the laws of Washington, D.C.--told the FBI that he chose his intended shooting spree targets from the SPLC website's map. Corkins was arrested at the offices of the Family Research Council (FRC) after shooting a security guard in August 2012. His court documents state that Corkins intended to kill as many people as possible.
Weinstein also supports Lt. Col. Jack Rich, the Army officer who wrote to subordinate officers that soldiers who hold traditional Christian beliefs agreeing with organizations on SPLC's "hate group" list are incompatible with "Army values" and should be carefully watched and excluded from military service.
According to Weinstein, "We should as a nation effusively applaud Lt. Col. Rich." He adds that the nation should "venture further" than Rich's recommendations, saying, "We MUST vigorously support the continuing efforts to expose pathologically anti-gay, Islamaphobic, and rabidly intolerant agitators for what they are: die-hard enemies of the United States Constitution. Monsters, one and all. To do anything less would be to roll out a red carpet to those who would usher in a blood-drenched, draconian era of persecutions, nationalistic militarism, and superstitious theocracy."
Many media outlets are silent on this disturbing new alliance between fanatical secularists and leaders in the Pentagon appointed by President Barack Obama and Secretary Chuck Hagel, under which the U.S. military would officially consult with someone with such foaming-at-the-mouth passionate hostility toward traditional Christians, including Evangelicals and devout Catholics. The military--America's most heroic and noble institution--includes countless people of faith, and this represents a radical departure from the U.S. military's warm embrace of people of faith in its ranks.
Yet the little coverage this story is getting is positive, such as this Washington Post column that somehow manages not to carry any of these frightening quotes from Weinstein and instead actually endorses the Pentagon's meeting with him. Sally Quinn's Post column also approvingly quotes MRFF Advisory Board member Larry Wilkerson as saying, "Sexual assault and proselytizing, according to Wilkerson, 'are absolutely destructive of the bonds that keep soldiers together.'"
Did you get that? They say having someone share the Christian gospel with you is akin to being raped. Weinstein makes sure there are no doubts, being quoted by the Post as adding, "This is a national security threat. What is happening [aside from sexual assault] is spiritual rape. And what the Pentagon needs is to understand is that it is sedition and treason. It should be punished."
Another MRFF Advisory Board member, Ambassador Joe Wilson (the far-left husband of CIA employee Valerie Plame from the Iraq War's yellow-cake uranium scandal a decade ago), said a military chaplain "is to minister to spiritual needs. You don't proselytize. It's a workplace violation."
In other words, it should be the official policy of the United States to decree what a human being's spiritual needs are, and punish for violations a military officer who is an ordained clergyman who attempts to share his own personal faith with another service member when discussing religious matters. You cannot imagine such a thing ever happening under any previous president.
Weinstein goes on:
If these fundamentalist Christian monsters of human degradation ... and tyranny cannot broker or barter your acceptance of their putrid theology, then they crave for your universal silence in the face of their rapacious reign of theocratic terror. Indeed, they ceaselessly lust, ache, and pine for you to do absolutely nothing to thwart their oppression. Comply, my friends, and you become as monstrously savage as are they. I beg you, do not feed these hideous monsters with your stoic lethargy, callousness and neutrality. Do not lubricate the path of their racism, bigotry, and prejudice. Doing so directly threatens the national security of our beautiful nation.
God help us now when someone with such visceral hatred of conservative Christians--literally tens of millions of Americans--who says sharing this gospel is "spiritual rape" is helping develop policies for how to deal with Christians in the military.
Weinstein says those guilty of this "treason" must be "punished." Under federal law, the penalty for treason is death. And the Obama administration is sitting down to talk with this man to craft new policies for "religious tolerance" in our military.
Breitbart News legal columnist Ken Klukowski is senior fellow for religious liberty at the Family Research Council and on faculty at Liberty University School of Law.
MAJOR CHANGE ON CHRISTIANS IN MILITARY
'Department makes reasonable accommodations for all religions'
by BOB UNRUH
Published: May 2, 2013
The Pentagon announced today that military members who want to talk about their faith with other members have every right to do so, backtracking on a previous warning against “proselytizing,” which it said could be subject to court-martial.
The statement from Lt. Cmdr. Nathan Christensen said the Department of Defense “never and will never single out a particular religious group for persecution or prosecution.”
The Pentagon walked back its statement earlier this week after the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a Freedom of Information Act request for records relating to Pentagon statements on the issue.
“Members of our military should not be denied the very freedoms they fight to defend. Freedom of religion and speech are paramount among those freedoms,” said ADF Legal Counsel Joseph La Rue. “We appreciate the Pentagon’s clarification, but little or no evidence exists of coercive proselytization in the military, so we are still troubled over what motivated the original comments.
The Pentagon’s Christensen said in the statement today that the Department of Defense department “makes reasonable accommodations for all religions and celebrates the religious diversity of our service members.”
“Service members can share their faith (evangelize), but must not force unwanted, intrusive attempts to convert others of any faith or no faith to one’s beliefs (proselytization),” he said.
Christensen said that if a service member “harasses another member on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, then the commander takes action based on the gravity of the occurrence.”
“Likewise, when religious harassment complaints are reported, commanders take action based on the gravity of the occurrence on a case by case basis,” he said.
The Department of Defense, Christensen said, places “a high value on the rights of members of the military services to observe the tenets of their respective religions and respects (and supports by its policy) the rights of others to their own religious beliefs, including the right to hold no beliefs.”
He said members are free to exercise their constitutional right to practice their religion “in a manner that is respectful of other individuals’ rights to follow their own belief systems; and in ways that are conducive to good order and discipline; and that do not detract from accomplishing the military mission.”
The issue surfaced after activist Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religion Freedom organization met with department officials and then wrote that Christians in the military are “monsters” who must be stopped from talking about their faith.
Weinstein had declared: “We face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”
In an interview with Fox News, Weinstein said the military needs to begin prosecuting Christians who share their faith.
“Someone needs to be punished for this,” he said. “Until the Air Force or Army or Navy or Marine Corps punishes a member of the military for unconstitutional religious proselytizing and oppression, we will never have the ability to stop this horrible, horrendous, dehumanizing behavior.”
It seemed the military was listening.
After a private meeting between Weinstein and Pentagon officials April 23, a Pentagon spokesman declared, “Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense.”
Christensen said at the time that “courts martial and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis, and it would be inappropriate to speculate on the outcome in specific cases.”
ADF’s LaRue said his organization is serious about “investigating this gross error,” because it wants “to ensure that the Pentagon does not deny members of the armed services the basic freedoms that the Constitution guarantees all Americans.”
Weinstein, according to Fox News’ Todd Starnes, told officials at the meeting that U.S. troops who evangelize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished, by the hundreds if necessary.
But leaders of the Washington-based Family Research Council, which recently faced a violent attack by a leftist who said his goal was to kill as many people as he could, said the Pentagon’s apparent intent to punish evangelism makes no sense.
“Why would military leadership be meeting with one of the most rabid atheists in America to discuss religious freedom in the military,” asked FRC President Tony Perkins in a Fox News interview. “That’s like consulting with China on how to improve human rights.”
Retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin, a vice president at FRC, said such a policy would allow Christians within the military who speak of their faith to be “prosecuted as enemies of the state.”
“This has the potential to destroy military recruiting across the services as Americans realize that their faith will be suppressed by joining the military,” Boykin said.
“Our brave troops deserve better. If chaplains and other personnel are censored from offering the full solace of the Gospel, there is no religious freedom in the military.”
FRC launched a petition urging the Pentagon to scrub plans to censor religious beliefs.
The FRC petition states: “Our brave troops deserve better. Subverting the religious freedom of our troops both hurts the morale of our troops and puts our nation at risk by labeling courageous military personnel as enemies.
“I urge you to resist the demands of anti-Christian activists who are calling for a court-martial order upon chaplains and service members who share their faith,” the petition says.
Tens of thousands of Americans joined the effort, which was brought about, according to FRC, because of claims that “religion is one of the chief problems plaguing our troops.”
Some have said, FRC points out, that “religious proselytizing” is “at the top of the list of problems in the armed forces – even on par with sexual assault.”
The FRC noted the Washington Post reported that the Air Force had created a document “with the directive that leaders of all levels (including chaplains) may not ‘promote their personal religious beliefs to their subordinates or to extend preferential treatment for any religion.’”
Ron Crews of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty told Starnes: “Saying that a service member cannot speak of his faith is like telling a service member he cannot talk about his spouse or children. I do not think the Air Force wants to ban personnel from protected religious speech.”
However, Weinstein told the Washington Post that such conversation is a national security threat and “sedition and treason.”
Ken Klukowski, a senior fellow for religious liberty at FRC, noted that Weinstein cites Focus on the Family founder James Dobson as “illustrating the extremist, militant nature of these virulently homophobic organizations’ rhetorically charged propaganda.”
Weinstein concludes: “Let’s call these ignoble actions what they are: the senseless and cowardly squallings of human monsters.”
Kulkowski pointed out that Weinstein endorses the Southern Poverty Law Center, which publishes a list of “hate groups” that lump together Christian organizations such as FRC with the Ku Klux Klan.
As WND reported, the man who shot a security guard at FRC headquarters, Floyd Lee Corkins II, confessed that he targeted FRC because of information provided by SPLC.
Asked by the FBI why he picked FRC to attack, Corkins stated, “It was a, uh, Southern Poverty Law, lists, uh, anti-gay groups. I found them online. I did a little bit of research, went to the website, stuff like that.”
FRC said that when Corkins later pleaded guilty to a charge of domestic terrorism, the SPLC “was connected in federal court in this first domestic terrorism conviction in Washington, D.C., under the post 9/11 law.”
SPLC has refused FRC’s demand to remove the Christian organization from the hate list.
In an FBI interview, Corkins confessed he wanted to “kill as many people as I could.”
The U.S. government utilization of opinions endorsed by the SPLC is demonstrated in a number of ways, including the fact that the U.S. Army Reserve recently was found to be using a training brief that slams Catholics and evangelical Christians.
Members of Congress were outraged.
“Our nation needs to have an honest conversation about religious extremism and what we can do to avoid religious violence. However, labeling these major world religions as extremists is wrong and hurtful,” said a letter by Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., that was signed by dozens of other members.
The letter was addressed to Army Secretary John. M . McHugh at the Pentagon.
“We call on you to rescind this briefing and set the record straight on the Army’s view on these faith groups by providing a balanced briefing on religious extremism,” the lawmakers said.
happens in a countries military is often times a precursor of what
will eventually take place in the general population at large, no
choice vaccinations, different types of required identification, etc.
The above two articles we believe, give a pretty good illustration of 2 Thessalonians 2:7.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke Irish orator, philosopher, and politician 1729 - 1797)
This US soldier 'found alive' in Vietnam 44 years after being left behind
by admin on April 29, 2013
A NEW DOCUMENTARY calledUnclaimed claims to introduce the world to former Army Sergeant John Robertson, lost over Vietnam in 1968 and left behind for over four decades.
The Toronto Star reports Edmonton filmmaker Michael Jorgenson found Robertson, 76, living in a rural Vietnam village stooped with age, unable to speak English, remember his birthday, or names of the children he left behind in the U.S.
It's a story difficult to understand considering the US military places such a priority on bringing every service member home, whenever possible.
Jorgenson told the Toronto Star that he was also skeptical when Vietnam vet Tom Faunce came to him and explained a man he'd found in Vietnam was a former "Army brother" listed as killed in action and forgotten. He says he became convinced only after going to Vietnam and meeting Robertson himself.
What he found was revealed to filmgoers in an invitation only screening of "Unclaimed" at a Toronto theatre earlier this month.
From The Toronto Star:
There is physical proof of Robertson's birthplace, collected in dramatic fashion onscreen; a tearful meeting in Vietnam with a soldier who was trained by Robertson in 1960 and said he knew him on sight; and a heart-wrenching reunion with his only surviving sister -- 80-year-old Jean Robertson-Holly -- in Edmonton in December 2012 that left the audience at the Toronto screening wiping away tears.
Jorgenson encountered so much resistance from the US military making his film that he says he's convinced one "high-placed government source" was telling the truth when he said, "It's not that the Vietnamese won't let him (Robertson) go; it's that our government doesn't want him."
Wringing out the details and talking to Robertson's American family seems to have been a gut-wrenching affair. The children whose names he couldn't recall declined DNA testing at the last minute with no explanation.
None of that mattered to Roberston who says he fulfilled his wish of coming to America and seeing his kids one more time before he dies.
Robertson's now back in Vietnam, with no desire to leave and Unclaimed opens in the USA on 12 May, at the G.I. Film Festival in Washington, DC.
- Robert Johnson
JEWISH LAWMAKERS INSULTED BY 'JESUS PRAYERS'
'All the members know, they look at me and say, Got JC'd again'
Published: April 30, 2013
(CHRISTIAN NEWS) -- A Jewish lawmaker in Florida approached the Speaker of the House this week on behalf of other Jewish legislators who state that they are offended and insulted by the practice of praying in the name of Jesus during House sessions.
Jim Waldman of Coconut Creek contacted Speaker Will Weatherford to explain why what he called "the J.C. moment" presents a problem.
"This year more so than others, every time the prayer comes up, it's in Jesus' name," he said. "This is my seventh year talking about it, and it's getting to be too much. It would be nice to have an inclusive prayer."
Waldman noted that some Jewish representatives will not enter the room until the invocation is finished so that they do not have to hear the name of Jesus.
Margaret Thatcher's letter to nine-year-old boy about Jesus
When Margaret Thatcher wrote to a young boy 32 years ago admitting that she would "never be perfect" she could not have imagined her words would live on after her death.
Rev Peter Liddelow, left, with picture of his son David Photo: Geoff Pugh
By John Bingham, Religious Affairs Editor
17 Apr 2013
But the handwritten letter to nine-year-old, David Liddelow, in which the former Prime Minister spoke of her Christian faith, has taken centre stage at her funeral in Paul's Cathedral.
The note, written in April 1980, less than a year into her premiership, was read from the pulpit by the Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, during his sermon at the service.
He hailed it as an example of her ability, even while in power, to "reach out" to the young and those not always deemed "important".
But it also gives a glimpse of her personal religious faith, grounded in the Methodism of her parents.
She spoke of constantly striving to live up to an ideal and "trying even harder" to follow the "perfect example" she said she found in Jesus.
Its tone contrasts dramatically with that adopted by other politicians, summed up by Tony Blair's chief Downing Street spin doctor Alastair Campbell years later when he said: "We don't do God."
David, a vicar's son from Hertfordshire, had written to Mrs Thatcher to ask her whether she had ever sinned.
"Last night when we were saying prayers, my daddy said everyone has done wrong things except Jesus," he wrote.
"I said I don't think you have done bad things because you are the Prime Minister.
"Am I right or is my daddy?"
His question prompted laughter from the congregation when it was read out by the bishop.
But to the amazement of Mr Liddelow, who now lives in Australia and works as a quantity surveyor, she wrote back to him remarking: "What a difficult question you ask, but I will try to answer it."
She went on: "However good we try to be, we can never be as kind, gentle and wise as Jesus. "There will be times when we do or say something we wish we hadn't done and we shall be sorry and try not to do it again.
"We do our best but our best is not as good as his daily life.
"If you and I were to paint a picture, it wouldn't be as good as the picture of great artists. So our lives can't be as good as the life of Jesus."
"As Prime Minister I try very hard to things right and because Jesus gave us a perfect example I try even harder.
"But your father is right in saying that we can never be perfect as he was."
"I think it showed that the Iron Lady had a warm heart," said Mr Liddelow, speaking last week.
"I remember being amazed and surprised that the Prime Minister, who was so important with such a busy life, still found the time to send a two-page, handwritten letter to a young boy and to tell him what his Dad had said was right."
Mr Liddelow's father, the Rev Peter Liddelow, 80, said: "The first I knew was when I watched the service.
"But minutes after the broadcast a letter arrived from the Bishop of London saying that he was going to use it and asking what David is doing now."
Rev Liddelow explained that his son had also written to the Queen and the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, who had also replied but that Mrs Thatcher's had by far the most detail.
He explained that it had begun when he was been speaking with his son at bedtime one night in March 1980 about how no-one was perfect and said that everyone had done things which were wrong.
"He said: 'Surely not the Queen?' and I said 'Yes, even the Queen, we've all done wrong'," Rev Liddelow explained.
"Then he said: 'What about the Prime Minister?' and then 'What about the Archbishop of Canterbury?'
"I came down the next morning to go to work and found David sitting at the table and he said 'I'm writing a letter to the Queen'.
"Then he asked me for three stamps. I didn't believe that any of them would reply but within a couple of weeks they had all kindly done so.
"I was surprised by all of them but the fact that Mrs Thatcher wrote a two page hand-written letter is amazing, it shows that she had a warm heart."
The letter first came to attention in 1980 when Rev Liddelow mentioned it in a sermon at his local church.
It featured in an article in the Daily Express at the time and re-emerged last week amid the tributes to Lady Thatcher.
"When I spoke to David I said he probably thought he was safe in Australia ... he is probably a little embarrassed to have something from when he was a child suddenly come up for the world to see."
Government Funded Phone App Tracks "Vaccine Refusers"
By Jeffry John Aufderheide
Apr 29th, 2013
This is a snapshot of the Vaccine Refused phone application.
A new phone application called Vaccine Refused developed by the University of Iowa tracks - just as the name implies - vaccine refusals. 
The application is intended to be used by health professionals to report the location of the refusal, the vaccine refused, and patient demographics. The output of the data, which is supposedly anonymous and stored securely at the University of Iowa, provides a heat map of the refusals.
I'm going to show you how the government will likely use this information - and it isn't pretty. Let me tell you more.
Application is Government Funded
To understand the importance of this particular application, we need to know how it is being funded and who is leading the research. This will give us a clue as to how the data will likely be used.
The research for the phone application is led by Dr. Philip Polgreen, Director of Infectious Disease Society of America's Emerging Infections Network. 
Why is this significant?
According to the IDSA's website, "In 1995, the CDC [Centers for Disease Control] granted a Cooperative Agreement Program award to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) to develop a provider-based emerging infections sentinel network: the Emerging Infections Network (IDSA EIN)." 
The project's main University of Iowa page clearly states the research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and by a contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
So now we know the lead researcher for the phone application has direct ties to the Centers for Disease Control as well receiving funds for the research.
Here's the important point...
Vaccine Refused Application is Technology Black Boxing
This is your typical "black boxing" effort in developing tracking technology. By this I mean very simply, two separate technologies are being developed and will be combined to form a system at a later date.
An analogy would be the designing of a car. The engine, steering, and breaking system are all developed separately but then combined in the manufacturing process to make a car.
Much in the same way, an application tracking vaccine refusals may seem harmless on the surface. However, the Centers for Disease Control are collecting other data.
In a recent article, I wrote about how the CDC collects information on who vaccinates their children and who does not. They also know how many children have opted out of being vaccinated. 
If you didn't know, the Centers for Disease Control has been quietly rolling out a nationwide program called the Immunization Information Systems (IIS), registering your vaccine information (and if you refuse or not) into databases. 
But what would happen if data from the phone application was combined or analyzed with vaccine registry information?
The Correlation of Data
Here's what you need to know.
The government (along with corporations) collects, correlates, and tracks data about you. I highly recommend a very informational article written by Information Security expert Bruce Schneier.
He writes, "Governments are happy to use the data corporations collect - occasionally demanding that they collect more and save it longer - to spy on us. And corporations are happy to buy data from governments. Together the powerful spy on the powerless, and they're not going to give up their positions of power, despite what the people want." 
The CDC's Immunization Information System already tracks your vaccine refusals. If you recall from the last article, a small amount of the data collected included: the patient's name, birth date, mother's name, home address and phone number, and vaccine provider.
How easy would it be to correlate any "refuser" data and make a map out of it with home addresses? It seems the Vaccine Refused application can accomplish this task quiet easily.
Researchers at the University of Iowa say the data collected by the application is secure and anonymous. You and I should know better; this could be changed with the stroke of the pen.
Heck, the CDC is paying for the research. Are you sure there isn't a hidden agenda?
George Washington can be quoted as saying, "Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
What happens if we take the intention of the Vaccine Refused phone application and Immunization Information System to its conclusion? Will these technologies be used to track you down and forcibly vaccinate you and your children?
It sure seems that way to me.
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Americans Warned: Home Schoolers Stripped of Rights
By Admin on April 30, 2013
by Dale Hurd
Recently, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said that home schooling is not a parent's right. It is a statement some are saying should frighten American parents.
Nations like Germany and Sweden show that when governments take away home schooling rights, it's a slippery slope to no parental rights.
America the Refuge or Not
The Romeike family came to the United States from Germany five years ago hoping to find refuge. They wanted to home-school their children in freedom and a federal judge granted them asylum.
But now the Obama administration has been trying to deport them, arguing that home schooling is not a right. The case is currently before a federal appeals court.
Uwe and Hannelore Romeike began home schooling in Germany because they didn't want their children exposed to things like witchcraft and graphic sex education that are taught in German schools.
"There were stories where [school children] were encouraged to ask the devil for help instead of God and actually the devil would help (in the story)," Uwe said.
"When we found out what's in the textbooks, it's exactly the opposite from what the Bible tells us and teaches us, and we wanted to protect [our children]," his wife Hannelore added.
But home schooling is illegal in Germany, except in rare cases. And many home schooling parents are persecuted with fines, jail, or the loss of their children.
Homeschoolers Going Into Exile?
Most home-schoolers in America are left alone. But what if state politicians and the federal government started to move against it?
Two of the worst nations for home-schoolers are Germany and Sweden. If you want to see what things might be like if home schooling was banned in America, travel to Sweden, where the government controls education and the home schooling movement has been crushed.
In fact, the head of the Swedish Homeschooling Association, Jonas Himmelstrand, had to take his family into exile. They fled to Finland.
"We're in exile. We were forced out of our country and that makes a stronger impact than I can imagine," he told CBN News. "This was our country. This was where we had our friends and business relationships and a whole lot of things and now we're pushed away from it."
Attorney Michael Donnelly, the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, called the situation "incredible for a nation like Sweden that calls itself a free nation, a democracy, so to speak."
Ruby Harrold-Claesson, President of the Nordic Committee for Human Rights, went even further, branding Sweden a dictatorship where social workers tell parents what to do.
"Sweden claims to be a democracy but it's far from it. It's a dictatorship," he said. "You have the social workers dictating how people are to live. You're not supposed to be different. You're not supposed to be different from anyone else in Sweden. Everyone is supposed to be uniform. They want to have these cookie cutter children."
Claesson is also the lawyer representing Christer and Annie Johansson, who have lost custody of their son Domenic, because of home schooling. After Domenic was abducted by Swedish officials, Annie's health began to fail.
Christer said the stress of the ordeal is killing his wife.
"If we cannot solve this issue soon, Domenic won't have a mother anymore," he said.
Russia, A Home Schooling Haven
Nations like Germany and Sweden could learn a thing or two about parent's rights from, of all places, Russia, which is one of the freest nations in which to homeschool.
"We have complete freedom of home education in Russia, in terms of legality," Pavel Parfentiev, a family rights advocate in Russia, said.
"The Russian Federation is sort of a champion of human rights in this particular area, so of course I think it is a good example for both Germany and Sweden where home educators are persecuted," he said.
Among the persecuted, German home-schooler Juergen Dudek has been taken to court every year for the past 10 years by the German Jugendamt, or Youth Office.
"The Youth Office, I used to call it the 'Gestapo for the Young.' As soon as they step in, as soon as they get hold of you, you've really got problems," Dudek said.
German homeschooler Dirk Wunderlich and his wife have lost custody of their children, although they are still allowed to live with them. He also told CBN News he expects to be sent to jail, but said he will never stop homeschooling.
"But I'm not afraid of this. I'm only sad for my family. I will go (to jail) laughing. You can do what you want but my children will not go to school," he said.
America Safe for Homeschoolers?
In America, a red flag went up earlier this year when the Justice Department argued in the Romeike case that home schooling is not a fundamental human right.
A source close to the case said the White House cares more about relations with Germany than about a family seeking political asylum.
Asylum for the Romeikes might open a floodgate of refugees from Germany, further embarrassing the German government.
Uwe Roemike, who makes his living as a piano teacher, knows what to expect if they're deported.
"First they would fine us with increasingly higher fines and they would threaten to take away custody," he explained.
"There might be jail time, too, but the main threat is the aspect of custody because then, of course, the children are taken away from you completely and that's what no family wants," he said.
Uwe said the fact the White House would be willing to deny homeschooling freedom to his family, should make all American home-schoolers concerned.
GOLDEN DAWN, ALEISTER CROWLEY AND AMERICA AS THE NEW ATLANTIS
By Paul McGuire -
April 29, 2013 -
As the economic condition of Greece declines, the neo- Nazi Golden Dawn party is rising in power and has plans to create cells around the world. The Golden Dawn has a Swastika-like symbol and it has established links with British neo-Nazis and has offices n Germany, Australia, Canada and the U.S. Golden Dawn is now Greece's fastest growing political force. The Golden Dawn in Greece is descended from the same Golden Dawn that was in operation when Adolph Hitler rose to power under similar economic conditions. The Satanist and British intelligence agent Aleister Crowley was a member of Golden Dawn. Golden Dawn members believed they were in contact with a race of "Secret Chiefs": superhuman beings and entities who were guiding the destiny of the world towards a New World Order, through groups like the Theosophical Society and the Great White Brotherhood.
It is impossible to understand what is happening in America and the world today without fully comprehending the beliefs, organizational structure, and power of these occult secret societies like the Golden Dawn. The dynamics of these secret societies can only be understood within the context of a multi-dimensional world, along with the power, forces, and entities that come from what has been termed the Fourth Dimension, invisible realm, or what some call the spiritual world.
Crowley called himself the "Great Beast 666," who is the Antichrist in the Book of Revelation. The women he selected to be used sexually he called "Scarlett Women," which is a direct reference to Babylon the Great Harlot in Revelation. Crowley was deliberately mocking the God of the Bible, not because he did not believe in God, but because he believed Lucifer was God and that is who Crowley chose to serve. When America was established Sir Francis Bacon was the head of the occult society known as the Rosicrucians. Bacon planned for America to be the "New Atlantis" and the head of the New World Order and wrote about this in the 1600s. It is alleged that Benjamin Franklin was a Rosicrucian and a Satanist, and that he participated in satanic orgies and rituals, such as the Hell Fire Club's in England and France. There exists a secret destiny for America and Franklin played a key role in it. Franklin was also a member of the Order of the Quest and apparently supported Sir Francis Bacon's secret plan for America to be the New Atlantis. The United States was intended to be an Illuminati Utopia and the Illuminati, as well as the Golden Dawn stemmed from the Rosicrucians.
The leaders of these groups were being guided by entities from another dimension, some of whom would later be called "The Secret Chiefs of the Third Order." In the 1800s the British Ghost/Fabian Society was founded, along with the earlier Royal Society for Psychical Research which flowed from the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. John Dee had a founding role in the Royal Society and was a Rosicrucian who promoted America as the New Atlantis. William Wescott, who was once the head of the Golden Dawn, helped to form the Society for Psychical Research whose leaders practiced "astral visualization," an early form of "remote viewing."
The Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in California was a branch of the Society of Psychical Research, also known as the Ghost Society. The Stanford Research Institute (SRI) was part of the MKULTRA program and gave the novelist Ken Kesey, then a student at Stanford, LSD. The SRI was involved in mind control experiments, the space program, and remote viewing. Astronaut Edgar Mitchell ran a department at Stanford to experiment with psychic power.
The deeper teachings behind the Society of Psychical Research came from "entities" and from the Great White Brotherhood. The Russian occult teacher, Madame Blavatsky, a Rosicrucian, supernaturally received a plan from Atlantis about the creation of a New World Order. Both the Nazis and Blavatsky traveled to Tibet, where the Great White Brotherhood supposedly lived. Tibet is the general location of Shamballah, a mythical paradise on Earth, and Atlantis was supposed to have been connected to Shamballah. In one of the Dark Night movies Batman goes into the mountains of Tibet to be trained by the masters.
It is no accident that the Golden Dawn originally came from the Rosicrucians and has risen again in Greece. Nor is it coincidental that the Rosicrucian leader Sir Francis Bacon planned for America to be the New Atlantis and the center of the New World Order. This New World Order, which the Bible predicted in the account of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, was the fountainhead for the ancient mystery religions. In the Book of Revelation we read the account of the establishment of the New World Order through the efforts of the Antichrist and the False Prophet, intended to be the head of a coming one world religion. What allows the Antichrist to come to power is the release of a very powerful supernatural force called the Great Apostasy.
The Great Apostasy is a kind of cosmic downloading from the fourth dimension of high-level spiritual deception and occult technology carried out by Lucifer and his armies. We are seeing the initial phases of the Great Apostasy now, but it will soon accelerate. The occult rituals and practices of secret societies are not just irrational pagan ceremonies. Occult rituals involve the merger of the occult and science. The rituals open very real portals in the fourth dimension which allow "entities" or demonic powers to move through a gateway into our physical world. Babylon was called the "gate of the gods," and was built for the purpose of creating an interdimensional portal.
Throughout Mankind's history the power of God has come down upon the Earth in great force. Although the forces are different, there is a parallel truth at work. Occult rituals invoke demonic power. Releasing the power of God requires rituals, if you will, of a different nature. The power is not in the ritual. The power of God is released when men and women come into synchronization with the law of God, through faith. This is why a Christian church that has departed from the truth of God's Word is powerless, because it is out of synchronization with the laws of God. Since this kind of church knows that it is powerless, or naked, it must cover its nakedness by clothing itself in counterfeit power. The fabric of this counterfeit power is human psychological and motivational theory.
Those who know how to access real supernatural power through occult rituals laugh at a church whose power consists of positive motivation. The reason they laugh is because they are operating with supernatural power and they know it is real. The primary reason that powerful and dark spiritual forces have been released in America and the world is because of a spiritual vacuum, or a "windswept house." All spiritual power, like the laws of physics, works according to laws.
A simple way to understand this is to look at the account of David when he encountered the Nephilim giant Goliath. King Saul and the armies of Israel were highly trained warriors. Yet they were powerless in the face of Goliath, the champion of the Philistine army. The reason for their powerlessness is that they were relying only on human psychological and motivational strength. Goliath was literally superhuman; his DNA came from the B'nai Elohim mating with human women. The balance of power only changed when David stepped onto the battlefield to engage Goliath. David was accessing supernatural power from God, not mere human power; by doing so he defeated Goliath.
That supernatural power has been unleashed continually throughout the history of Mankind. In the Book of Acts the disciples are clothed with supernatural power from on high. It is through this supernatural power that the disciples turned the world upside down. In America, where we are facing crises from every direction, all human efforts are failing! Unless the present direction of America is changed, America as we know it will soon be gone. What is needed at this critical juncture in human history? Is there the possibility of a turning point? Or are we trapped in a completely fatalistic universe in which we, like actors in a movie, are forced to act out the script?
There are many people who deny the possibility of change because of what they perceive as Bible prophecy being unfolded. There is no question prophecy is being unfolded; it is everywhere around us. In one sense they are correct; a prophetic program is in place and it will unfold as planned.
However, if you look at this from the perspective of God, assuming you believe He exists, the question has to be changed. You are now looking at reality and the prophetic program from God's perspective. He is outside time and space, so He is looking at our reality from a completely different viewpoint. From the perspective of a finite mind it would appear to be a contradiction to suggest that you can change things and at the same time believe that the prophetic program cannot be changed.
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The prophetic program cannot be changed within the context of space and time. But, living inside of time and space and having a finite mind, you do not have the ability to see the prophetic program unfold from the dimension outside of time and space, where God exists. What appears to be a conflict is not a conflict. You have two people watching the law of God unfold, in what is known as the prophetic program. One person is human and he or she views it from the perspective of a three-dimensional world. The other Person is God, who views it from an infinite mind, capable of processing numerous dimensions simultaneously, outside of time and space.
We are in a time of extra-dimensional supernatural energies and soon there will be a quantum acceleration of Man's ability to think and to act. You were chosen from the beginning of time to be here for such a time as this.
'There will be more wealth confiscation, without a doubt'
Savers and investors face further "wealth confiscation" in Europe as the continent struggles to resolve the single currency's problems, a bank chief has said.
Earler this week savers at Bank of Cyprus saw 37.5pc of their balances above â‚¬100,000 converted into shares Photo: EPA
By Richard Evans
30 Apr 2013
European politicians will take the "easy option" of taking money from the rich rather than raising taxes and cutting spending to deal with the continent's debt problem, Lars Christensen, the head of Saxo Bank, said.
Asked if the raid on uninsured savings in Cyprus would be repeated, he told City AM: "There will be future bail-ins [loss of deposits] and other types of confiscation of wealth in the eurozone, without a doubt.
"There's no other realistic way forward if politicians continue to fail to deal with the basic indebtedness problem across Europe. They will either have to raise taxes and cut spending, or politicians will take the easier route and take money from the rich."
Earlier this week savers at Bank of Cyprus saw 37.5pc of their balances above â‚¬100,000 converted into shares, with a further 22.5pc at risk and 30pc frozen.
Following the Cyprus deal, several senior German economists proposed that wealth taxes be used to fund future bail-outs in the eurozone, with British owners of holiday homes potentially in the line of fire.
Senior advisers to Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed for better-off households to pay towards the cost of any future bail-outs for the weaker members of the single currency. The proposals, from members of Germany's council of economic experts, raised the prospect of taxes being imposed on property in a country such as Spain if its government was forced to seek a bail-out.
The seizure of assets in Cyprus led to comparisons with America's confiscation of privately held gold during the Great Depression. Investors were compensated in dollars that were promptly devalued.
Mr Christensen said current confidence in currencies such as the euro, dollar and yen was being undermined and that the gold price would eventually recover as a result.
He said the measures being taken by central banks around the world were "undermining confidence in central banks, in the quality of their assets and in their respective currencies".
"The same thing is happening in the US and Japan - trust in the fiat [paper] currency system will slowly begin to disintegrate. We've seen it in gold. The recent sell-off was driven by buy and sell pressures in a market that is not as big as many people think. Eventually gold will pick up and go higher.
"It's all linked to evidence that the old principle of a prudent central bank has disappeared. We now have overt political influence of central banks, and that's dangerous."
THE NEXT TIME GOLD & SILVER SKYROCKET IT WILL BE IN AN AMERICAN FINANCIAL COLLAPSE!
APRIL 29, 2013 BY THE DOC
The charade that the Fed and US bankers/Financiers have been playing CAN NOT CONTINUE MUCH LONGER. The only way for them to make it out of this mess is an economic collapse. This way they can default on their debts and in the ensuing chaos pilfer the gold and silver with a promise to pay it back...One day. - Look for a continued suppression through the end of May for the metals, for the next time you will see Gold and Silver shoot to the moon IT WILL BE IN AN AMERICAN FINANCIAL COLLAPSE!!
From V- SteveQuayle.com:
This week the hottest topic I feel and one that really ties in the Euro Zone, the metals beat down and the Ponzi scheme of the US/ Fed Reserve system is the admission in a very subtle way; that the Fed has no GOLD to pay the Germans.
This is a huge issue one that many do not know the magnitude of. You see the Germans are the least infected of the Euro Mafia Cartel Contagion. They have also realized that this La Costra Nostra is a crime family that is losing control of it's operations, with members like Spain and Greece totally failed and the Italians following suite close behind.
The Germans know in the midst of a Euro Collapse and a population that has far grown disenchanted with the European Superstate, brimming over with nationalistic fervor; it will be suicide to go through a Euro Collapse and domestic upheaval at the same time. It would spell end to the German power brokers and as alluring as it was for them to be beneficiaries of the Euro initially, it has now become a pain and a death sentence. So the choice that they are facing is this: Go down with the Euro and lose everything or hedge yourself for a Euro Collapse and come out with the reigns of power in tact.
Merkel's party is losing big, in fact any politician running on a pro-Euro platform is assured a swift and speedy defeat. This past week the Germans have demanded there gold back from the NY Fed vaults. To say that the Fed was stalling would be an understatement. They have used excuses such as there are "too many tourist/ visitors that security will be an issue" to I"t would take us up to 2020 to start delivery."
So the 52 million ounce ( German Fed holdings are approximately 1500 metric tons) question is where is the gold? The short answer to any of my German readers is that it is gone. For years German central bankers and politicians went by the simple word and written assurance from the Fed that their Gold is safe and sound. This however was simply based on the 1979 bar list and audit done by the Fed. The proverbial fox guarding the hen house. Now it would seem that the fox has eaten all the chickens but the farmer is finally awoken to the fact of his mistake.
You see in order to prolong the Ponzi scheme that is the US economy. The ones who run the scheme must make some sort of payment along side promissory notes thus there has been an agreement to repatriate 150 tons of Gold back to Germany for the next three years. Breaking that down that is 50 tons a year. A mere Ponzi payment in the grand scheme of things. The main thing that readers need to be mindful of is the fact there are not only countries that are crying for the repatriation of their gold but states within the US are demanding the same. The first one that come to my mind is Texas. This demand is going only to increase, so what is a group of criminal mad men to do ? Simple. Destroy the value of the very thing that the sovereigns are clamoring for: gold and silver spot prices. I was the only one to predict the gold and silver suppression to the exact numbers that they are now today. Here is what is going to happen next: the suppression looks like that it will continue at least till the end of May. There is a major reason why JPM has divested itself of it's bullion holdings. All over the western banking world certain central banks in conjunction with multinational banks and elements within the BIS (Bank of International Settlements) are moving PM's into the hands of select individuals/ organizations. Some nations are not on this list and Germany being the envy of Europe is not on this list. This is a move that the German power brokers/ elites are aware of and are fuming mad over it. This is also the primary driver of the warming of relationships to Russian and Chinese elites. The Germans are a strong and resourceful people they can only tolerate being fleeced for so long, it did not work after WWI with the treaty of Versailles and it will not work today. Look for a major nationalistic fervor when the German public wake up to the fact that their elites already know...That the Fed does NOT have their GOLD!!!
The few gold shelves that was shown to German bureaucrats to assuage their fears of missing bullion are gold covered TUNGSTEN bars!!! That is the truth and the Germans are suspect of it. It will be interesting what and how things will transpire in Deutschland but one thing is very clear. The charade that the Fed and US bankers/Financiers have been playing CAN NOT CONTINUE MUCH LONGER. The only way for them to make it out of this mess is an economic collapse. This way they can default on their debts and in the ensuing chaos pilfer the gold and silver with a promise to pay it back...One day. Again look for a continued suppression, for the next time you will see Gold and Silver shoot to the moon IT WILL BE IN AN AMERICAN FINANCIAL COLLAPSE, the domino of which will be Japan. There is a reason why the Japanese are heating up the rhetoric with China over the disputed islands in the South China Sea. It is a play of Keynesian desperation with the lie that war is good for business. This will be the last conflict they will have, if the Japanese decide to embark on that path.
Preventing another Weimar Republic is the mission of Germany, being the 3rd largest Gold holder in the world with a desire to grow that inventory will be the thing that will keep them afloat in the coming storm. The wheels are coming off the American Ponzi scheme, every week less and less nations believe our lies. We are running out of peoples to lie to and we are being seen for the con artists that we are. I don't like giving time tables as it is very difficult but the next ten months are critical.
Syria opposition denounces Hezbollah 'threat'Syria National Council accuses Lebanese movement of threatening region's stability after leader backs Assad government.
Last Modified: 01 May 2013 11:53
Syria's opposition has denounced what it called "threats" from the head of Hezbollah, and warned against any intervention by the movement or by Iran, which backs the Lebanese group, in the Syrian conflict.
The Syrian National Coalition's (SNC) statement on Wednesday comes after Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah's leader, said Syrian rebels would not be able to defeat President Bashar al-Assad's regime militarily.
"The Syrians and the Lebanese hoped ... that the Hezbollah leadership would stop their attacks on Homs and Damascus and take into account the gravity of the situation in the region," the SNC said in a statement.
"But they heard nothing but threats ... and warnings against setting the region on fire and an admission of their interference in Syrian affairs." - - Nasrallah, speaking in a televised address on Tuesday, said that Syria had "real friends in the region", apparently indicating that his group would intervene on the government's side if the need arises.
"Syria has real friends in the region, and the world will not allow Syria to fall into the hands of America or Israel," Nasrallah said.
'Every possible aid' - -
The opposition accuses Hezbollah of backing Syrian regime fighters in Shia villages near the Lebanon border against the mostly Sunni rebels fighting to topple Assad.
The Hezbollah leader appeared to tacitly confirm that his fighters were already involved in the conflict, saying: "A large number of [Syrian rebels] were preparing to capture villages [in Syria] inhabited by Lebanese," so it was "normal to offer every possible and necessary aid to help the Syrian army, popular committees [pro-government armed groups] and the Lebanese".
Nasrallah said that accusations that the regime had used chemical weapons were an attempt to justify foreign intervention in Syria, "as other countries have been destroyed in the past".
"The goal of what is happening in Syria isn't only to remove Syria from the axis of resistance, as we used to say, or to remove it from the Arab-Israeli conflict," said Nasrallah.
"The goal is no longer to take control of the country from the current regime. - - The goal of all those who stand behind the war in Syria is to destroy Syria as a state, as a people, as a society and an army.
"They don't want a strong state or army in Syria - they want it to be a failed state, to have no control over its resources," he said.
Meanwhile, the violence inside Syria has raged on, including in the capital, where a powerful bomb on Tuesday ripped through a bustling commercial district, killing at least 14 people. - - The blast shattered store fronts, set cars ablaze and brought the civil war to the heart of Damascus for the second consecutive day. - - On Monday, the Syrian prime minister narrowly escaped an assassination attempt after a car bomb targeted his convoy as it drove through an upmarket Damascus neighbourhood. - - The bombings appear to be part of an accelerated campaign by opposition forces to hit Assad's regime in the heavily defended capital.Source:
Best and Brightest: College Students Sign Petition to "Ban Pressure Cookers" *Video
Mac Slavo -
May 1, 2013
Not to be outdone by the hundreds of Californians who recently signed a petition to authorize a government sponsored door-to-door confiscations of firearms, college students in Miami-Dade county have stepped up in the interest of America's safety and security to ban another hazardous weapon of mass destruction - the common kitchen pressure cooker.
You can't make this stuff up...
Posing as a liberal activist, the petitioner makes her case by claiming pressure cookers, "were actually used in the Boston bombing, so we're just trying to limit who can get them," adding that her organization is, "just trying to keep people safe by reducing the number of them."
Our best and brightest were more than happy to oblige.
Due to the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon, caused by bombs that were made with pressure cookers, we are asking that they be removed from shelves at local stores in the Miami-Dade county area.
We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to ban the sale of pressure cookers in the Miami-Dade county area.
Managers to Millennials: Job interview no time to text
Paul Davidson USA TODAY
April 29, 2013
Many college grads lack interview skills. They take calls, text and sometimes bring their parents or pets to interviews. HR execs blame a coddled generation weaned on smartphones and social media.
Newly minted college graduates soon entering the job market could be facing another hurdle besides high unemployment and a sluggish economy. Hiring managers say many perform poorly -- sometimes even bizarrely -- in job interviews.
Human resource professionals say they've seen recent college grads text or take calls in interviews, dress inappropriately, use slang or overly casual language and exhibit other oddball behavior.
"It's behavior that may be completely appropriate outside the interview," says Jaime Fall, vice president of the HR Policy Association. "The interview is still a traditional environment."
Fall and other HR executives say such quirks have become more commonplace the past three years or so, and are displayed by about one in five recent grads. They're prompting recruiters to rule out otherwise qualified candidates for entry-level positions and delay hiring decisions.
The trend reflects a generation of Millennials -- ranging in age from 18 to 34 -- who grew up texting and using smartphones and social media, says Mara Swan, executive vice president of staffing firm Manpower Group.
"Life has gotten more casual," Swan says. "They don't realize (the interview) is a sales event."
So much off-the-cuff speaking in tweets and text messages has left many young people with stunted social skills, says Jonathan Singel, director of talent acquisition for Avery Dennison, a packaging and label maker.
Fall says Millennials also have been coddled by parents. "It's (a mindset of) 'You're perfect just the way are,' " he says. " 'Do whatever you're comfortable doing.' "
About half of HR executives say most recent grads are not professional their first year on the job, up from 40% of executives who had that view in 2012, according to a recent survey by the Center for Professional Excellence at York College of Pennsylvania.
The HR Policy Association recently launched a website, jobipedia.org, to provide advice to first-time job seekers about interviewing, resumes and workplace behavior.
Why some job candidates flunked their interviews:
• Taking calls and texting. A male graduate student seeking a managerial position in Avery Dennison's research and development unit took a call on his smartphone about 15 minutes into the interview. The call, which lasted about a minute and wasn't an emergency, ruined his near-certain chance for a job offer, Singel says.
"If he thought that was OK, what else does he think is appropriate?" he says.
• Helicoptering parents. A man in his late 20s brought his father into a 45-minute interview for a material handling job on an assembly line, says Teri Nichols, owner of a Spherion staffing-agency in Brooksville, Fla. At Cigna, a health insurance provider, the father of a recent grad who received an offer for a sales job, called to negotiate a higher salary, says Paula Welch, a Cigna HR consultant.
• Pets in tow. A college senior brought her cat into an interview for a buyer's position at clothing retailer American Eagle. She set the crate-housed cat on the interviewer's desk and periodically played with it. "It hit me like -- why would you think that's OK?" says Mark Dillon, the chain's former recruiting director. "She cut herself off before she had a chance."
Cancer Doctor Explains How Cooking with Turmeric Leads to Amazing Health Benefits
by Elizabeth Renter
April 26th, 2013
It's one thing to read all the studies, to keep informed through breaking news and research about natural health, but it's another to hear it from the people who put it into practice. When you can combine the practical applications of natural health with the scientific background, the evidence can be awfully convincing. This is where Johns Hopkins medical oncologist Dr. Saraswati Sukumar comes in, explaining how you can get the most out of the amazing spice turmeric.
The Power of Cooking with Turmeric
Dr. Sukumar is a cancer doctor, but she is also a frequent user of turmeric. She knows first-hand how curcumin (the active component in turmeric) can provide health benefits and how it can easily be incorporated into your daily life. She uses it daily in her kitchen and has built a good portion of her professional reputation on touting the benefits of this powerful root.
"The health benefits are many, many. For example, for those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, who have painful swelling in the knees, turmeric is a great way to suppress the inflammation," says Dr. Sukumar. "A Woman's Journey.""We have close to 300 publications (that cite turmeric) for its anti-cancer effects. Many diseases, such as colon cancer and other types of cancer, are being traced to inflammation."
She can point to the research that shows how curcumin can not only regulate inflammation which leads to certain types of cancer, but also the other types of cancer where curcumin "actually seeks out malignany cancer cells and alters the regulation of DNA in order to kill them," as stated by Natural News.
As Dr. Sukumar said, the benefits of turmeric are many--from inflammation of the joints as is common in arthritis, to reduced cancer risk and the treatment of diabetes. But, not all sources of curcumin are equal. As Dr. Sukumar points out, your body can get the most benefits when you add it to your cooking.
"The problem with the pill is that it is very insoluble in water," said Dr. Sukumar. "The better way to take it, I feel, is to use it in your cooking very extensively. If you have any sauté, just sprinkle it in. The moment you heat oil and add turmeric to it, it now becomes completely bio-available to you."
Fortunately, turmeric is versatile. It has a mellow, smoky flavor despite its bright color. It tastes great in sautéed veggies of all kinds and if you are a meat-eater, you can use it in a rub. Dr. Sukumar says she uses as little as one-quarter to one-half teaspoon in her cooking, depending on the dish. But there is nothing wrong with using more in intensely flavored dishes like curry.
10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Garlic
April 24, 2013
Garlic is well known as a natural health remedy that has long been used to treat various ailments. It is extremely easy to source in most countries and can be consumed cooked or fresh. It is most easily included in your food or can be eaten on its own. You don't need to limit yourself to fresh garlic either. Garlic powder or dried garlic flakes are just as effective and super easy to keep in the cupboard for everyday use. - - It is recommended that adults consume no more than one clove two or three times a day and that children have one quarter to one half a clove, once or twice a day. - - As you will see from the list below, as well as being a tasty addition to almost every cooked dish, garlic has some amazing abilities to help in our everyday lives. When used for medicinal purposes, garlic can help to treat a wide variety of ailments as well as making your dinner taste amazing. - - If you're keen to find out how garlic can be used to assist in your health, sit back and read our 10 amazing health benefits of garlic! -
1. Garlic has been found to assist babies to gain weight while they are in the womb. Next time you have a baby prepare to have garlic breath. Except if you have a history of large babies in which case maybe you want to skip the extra doses?
2. Garlic strengthens the immune system as well as helps to fight chest infections, coughs and congestion. In the winter months garlic is a great food to boost your immune system and ward off colds and flu. An old folk remedy is to eat a clove of garlic that has been dipped in honey at the first sign of a cold. Why not try it and see if it works for you?
3. Garlic contains high levels of iodine which makes it a very effective treatment for hyperthyroid conditions. Treatment with garlic has been shown to greatly improve this condition.
4. Scurvy is treated by vitamin C and garlic contains good levels of vitamin C too.
5. Popular folklore says that garlic is good for more than scaring hungry vampires away! Impotency has long been thought to benefit from doses of garlic, and treatment continues in many communities to this day. Why not try treating yourself with garlic for several months before you head off to the doctor for that Viagra prescription?
6. Cardiovascular disease can be reduced by ingesting garlic. LDL cholesterol is no friend of garlic and the aortic plaque deposits that gather on the walls of your body's veins can be reduced with the use of garlic too. Studies have shown the amazing benefits of taking garlic in relation to heart disease.
7. Fungal and bacterial vaginal infections are toast when treated with garlic! When crushed or bruised, garlic releases Allicin which is a sulphuric compound that is a natural antibiotic. WWI soldiers even apparently used crushed garlic on infected wounds suffered in battle. If you decide to take garlic in tablet form be sure to use powdered capsules. The processes used to create garlic tablets destroy the Allicin that is present.
8. Garlic is a great source of vitamin B6 which is needed for a healthy immune system and the efficient growth of new cells. Vitamin B6 can also assist with mood swings and improve your cheery disposition!
9. Garlic can aid in the prevention of multiple types of cancer. Bladder cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and stomach cancer have all been shown to have their tumors reduced when treated with garlic. Vitamin B6 is said to have cancer fighting abilities.
10. Garlic regulates blood sugar as it enhances the level of insulin in the blood. This may assist in the control of diabetes. Seek medical advice if you believe the use of garlic could help your condition.
A word of warning about consuming too much garlic; in large doses, garlic can be detrimental to your health and you should never take more than the recommended dosage. Also be aware that the properties of garlic actually get into your bloodstream which is why it is so effective in so many ways. What this does mean, however, is that when you sweat, garlic will leave your body through your pores. Many people who eat larger than normal amounts of garlic report increased body odor.
Also consider another area of your health when you choose to consume more garlic than your friends and family. If you are the only one taking increased doses of garlic, chewing a sprig or three of parsley after each garlic dose is recommended to combat the lovely aroma of garlic breath!
Those around you will thank you for it!
next week...keep on believing
gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices
great abundance, and precious stones: neither was there any such
spice as the queen of Sheba gave king Solomon.”
(2 Chronicles 9:9)