judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives
by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons
of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of
the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals
of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the
Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh
had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.”
Mixture Of Animals
The above verse, Jashur 4:18 which we have mentioned before, shows the state of the world before the great deluge. Apparently the trans humanist movement is not something new but was in existence before God destroyed the world with a flood, and is one of the primary reasons for the flood.
“That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
“Noah was a just man, perfect (Perfect of course was not meaning sinless. Romans 3:23) in his generations. Noah walked with God. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.”(Genesis 6:9, 12)
The book of Jashur is mentioned in the Bible in Joshua 10:13 and 2Samuel 1:18 lending credence as to the authenticity of this book.
Our friend Luke, who has contributed articles on several occasions in the past has put together a compilation of material drawing on Douglas Hamp's book “Corrupting The Image” which makes interesting reading and food for thought.
We hope you find this information interesting, concerning the trans humanist movement and all of its contributing occult science, as this does concern all of us.
“And it came to pass when the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, that the angels of God saw them on a certain year of this jubilee, that they were beautiful to look upon; and they took themselves wives of all whom they chose, and they bare unto them sons and they were giants.
And lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way, alike men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walks on the earth −all of them corrupted their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other, and lawlessness increased on the earth and every imagination of the thoughts of all men (was) thus evil continually.
And God looked upon the earth, and behold it was corrupt, and all flesh had corrupted its orders, and all that were upon the earth had wrought all manner of evil before His eyes. And He said that He would destroy man and all flesh upon the face of the earth which He had created. But Noah found grace before the eyes of the Lord.
And against the angels whom He had sent upon the earth, He was exceedingly wroth, and He gave commandment to root them out of all their dominion, and He bade us to bind them in the depths of the earth, and behold they are bound in the midst of them, and are (kept) separate.
And against their sons went forth a command from before His face that they should be smitten with the sword, and be removed from under heaven. And He said 'My spirit shall not always abide on man; for they also are flesh and their days shall be one hundred and twenty years'.
And He sent His sword into their midst that each should slay his neighbour, and they began to slay each other till they all fell by the sword and were destroyed from the earth. And their fathers were witnesses (of their destruction), and after this they were bound in the depths of the earth for ever, until the day of the great condemnation, when judgment is executed on all those who have corrupted their ways and their works before the Lord.” The Book Of Jubilees1:5-10.
The "Mark of the Beast" will Rewrite the Human Genome?
Will receiving the "Mark of the Beast" literally Rewrite the Human Genome, as Bible Scholar and author Douglas Hamp proposes? altering an individuals DNA, transforming the recipient into a hybrid, no longer fully human, as created by God in His Image? If so, this would make the more commonly accepted view pale by comparison and the mere "implantation of a computer chip" for monetary purposes would seem rather tame.
It would also give new meaning to what the Bible says, "And except those days should be shortened, there should no (human) flesh be saved:" (Matt 24:22) In other words, if the Beast were permitted by God to continue indefinitely, beyond the 42 months of the Great Tribulation, perhaps every living person on earth would eventually receive his mark, to where the human race would literally become...... extinct?
And what if receiving the "Mark of the Beast" also extends the longevity of life as we know it today, even by just a few years, if not doubled, or tripled and more? Before the flood the human lifespan far exceeded that of today by nearly ten times. People today are so frightened and fearful about death, even Christians. How many people do you personally know who would refuse a "scientific breakthrough" that extends their lifespan? regardless of it's origin and any "so-called" theological consequences? After all, it must be good, if it keeps us alive.......... or is it?
Is it possible with the rewriting of the human genome all flesh will be corrupted and genetically altered, as it was in the days of Noah? "And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth." (Genesis 6:12) Was "Original Sin" a corrupting of our genetic information, as Doug Hamp also proposes, and why God destroyed the world with a flood? And if so, is Science once again about to cross that forbidden - genetic boundary - put in place by God from the beginning (Genesis 1:21-25) with the blending and mixing of species one with another, both man and beast, where nothing is sacred anymore?
"And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." (Genesis 6:5)
With the staggering advances in the field of Genetic Engineering and Artificial Intelligence the Transhumanist movement within the scientific community are already talking about the soon coming post-human species. But when we factor in our spiritual opposition operating behind the scenes the human race may be about to receive (if they haven't already) more than a little help from our otherworldly ......"alien friends"?
It would be prudent to ask ourselves, did the genetic engineering of all flesh precipitate the Noahic flood? instigated by the fallen angels rebellion? bringing God's judgments upon the antediluvian world? (Genesis 6:3, 1 Peter 3:20, 2 Peter 2:4-5) If so, is genetic engineering "the line in the sand" - for today as well that moves God's hand to act as he did in the past with a flood? this far and no farther? Apparently genetic engineering not only demoralizes and harms God's creations in every conceivable way, but it totally destroys it, erasing all memory of the words, and God saw that it was good. "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." (Genesis 1:31)
Will the Antichrist Beast be a genetically altered hybrid? paving the way for the next stage in mankind's "evolutionary" growth and development? fully corrupting God's Image in man? and threatening the extinction of the entire human race? by receiving "his mark"? by receiving Satan's DNA?
"And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods," (Genesis 3:4-5)
( An introduction to "Corrupting the Image" by Douglas Hamp - To be continued:)
How the Mark of the Beast Will Rewrite the Human Genome - Part 1
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By Douglas Hamp, author of "Corrupting the Image")
The mark of the Beast will not merely be the implantation of a computer chip but will be the rewriting of the human genome! The Genesis 3:15 prophecy speaks of two seeds: the seed of the woman (her seed) and the seed of Satan (your seed). Jewish and Christian interpreters were convinced that the reference to her seed found its culmination in Jesus the Messiah and we fully examined just how that was possible genetically. Because the fulfillment of "her seed" was the genetic mixing of the earthly (Mary) with the heavenly/divine (Holy Spirit) then it follows that the fulfillment of "your seed" will follow in like manner. Therefore, because the incarnation of the Messiah was the Mary's seed plus the Holy Spirit (human seed + spiritual seed), the embodiment of the anti-Messiah ought to be a mingling of human seed plus Satan (who is opposed to the woman). We conclude therefore that the antichrist will genetically be the son of Satan.
How could that be possible? We recall that Adam and Eve were made in God's image and emitted light like a garment. The image was tainted at the Fall and they lost the light garments. God promised a redeemer to restore the Image and restore the light garments. The Messiah mixed genetically with humanity to rescue us and upon resurrection we get our new bodies with the image restored.
Concurrently, Satan attempted to destroy the image genetically with the Nephilim both before the flood and after the flood (the sons of God returned). Daniel 2:43 prophesied of a mixing of the seed (distortion of the image). We have learned that the alien"(demonic) abductees report their seed being harvested and that the "aliens" (demons) are creating a hybrid race between them and us. All the while they (demons) are warning of impending cataclysms coming upon the world and are purporting that they will raise up a super human leader in our time of need. Lastly, we saw that the Transhumanist movement is seeking to improve man by way of changing his genetic code and via recombinant DNA it is possible to alter an adult individual at the most fundamental level.
The key to unlocking the genetic connection between the Beast (Antichrist) and Satan is found in Daniel and Revelation. We formerly considered who the ten toes (ten kings) were in Daniel 2:43 and we came to the conclusion that they are not humans but demons. The ten toes of Daniel 2:43 are identical to the ten horns in Daniel 7:7 and Revelation 13:1 and from Revelation 17:12 we know that the horns are kings. Given that the horns are demons, the little horn rising up among them takes on a new significance.
I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up [silkat ×¡Ö´×œÖ°×§Ö¸×ª] among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words, (Daniel 7:8).
The term "coming up" (among them) is the Aramaic word silkat (×¡Ö´×œÖ°×§Ö¸×ª), which means "to ascend or come up" (cf. BDB Hebrew Lexicon). The implication is that if the ten horns are demonic, then the little horn ascends to their level; he rises up in likeness to them. In other words, the little horn becomes of a like nature to the ten horns: he is transformed from simply human to a genetic hybrid between Satan and human - he becomes the Beast.
How the Mark of the Beast Will Rewrite the Human Genome - Part 2
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And it grew up [vatigdal ×•Ö·×ªÖ´Ö¼×’Ö°×“Ö·Ö¼Ö–×œ] to the host [tzevah ×¦Ö°×‘Ö¸Ö£×] of heaven; and it cast down some of the host [tzavah ×¦Ö¸Ö¼×‘Ö¸Ö¥×] and some of the stars to the ground, and trampled them. He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down. Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered, (Daniel 8:10-12).
The Hebrew[ii] word vatigdal (×•Ö·×ªÖ´Ö¼×’Ö°×“Ö·Ö¼Ö–×œ) comes from the lexical form gadal (×’Ö¼×“×œ) meaning to "grow up, become great, to be magnified". The idea is that the Little Horn goes from a lesser state to a greater state. He becomes so great that he even grows up to the angelic/demonic realm which the Bible commonly refers to as the "host of heaven." The host of heaven refers to the army of heaven - which is to say the angelic and/or demonic host. However, the word "host" simply means "army", which refers to either human or angelic/demonic. We first note that God is commonly referred to as YHWH tzevaoth (LORD of hosts/armies).
Angels as Stars
The next phrase of Daniel 8:10, reiterates and expands upon that with a parallel statement that he will cast some of the host and stars down to the ground. Scripture frequently refers to angels as stars. We know that it must not be referring to what we call stars today i.e. burning balls of gas in space for that would require him to move many of them and of course the entire earth and all therein would be instantly dissolved. In the book of Job, stars represent angels where the term "morning stars" is in parallel with "sons of God", which we have already studied in depth: "When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" (Job 38:7). This same imagery is used of Lucifer himself in Isaiah 14:12-13:
How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [How] you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north,' (Isaiah 14:12, 13).
Likewise in Revelation 12:4, 7 the dragon took a third of the stars with him to the ground which we see in verse seven is a reference to angels.
His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. [...] And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, (Revelation 12:4, 7).
The reason angels are so often referred to as stars is because they literally shine. We can see this proven when the disciples went to the tomb and found Jesus' body missing. They were visited by two men in shining garments (Luke 24:4) - the word used to describe the "shining" garments is astrapto (á¼€ÏƒÏ„ÏÎ¬Ï€Ï„Ï‰) which is the same linguistic root as a "star" - that is just as a star shines, so too do the garments of angels. Thus, we see graphically why the angels are referred to as stars occasionally in the Bible.
Therefore the composite we draw is that this person will be exalted though not by his own power to the level of the demonic realm (the stars, host, and horns). He will share some common features with the horns (demons), first of all because he is known as the little horn. Secondly, he will rise up to the host of heaven and will even cast down some of the host and some of the stars (demons). Therefore, we see that the man will rise up to the level of demons; he will become part horn, which we have seen, is demonic. Therefore, he will be a hybrid which points us back to Genesis 3:15 where we saw that Satan's seed will become the Antichrist (Beast). The man known as the beast will take on the DNA (seed of Satan) and will go from being a regular human and will become a hybrid (Nephilim).
Son of Perdition
End times researcher Tom Horn reaches a similar conclusion that the Antichrist/Beast will be the progeny of the demonic realm based on his reading of 2 Thessalonians 2:3. "Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition [apoleia]," (2 Thessalonians 2:3). He notes that Greek word apoleia (perdition) is the same root as Apollyon/Apollo all of which mean "perdition" or "destruction." Horn states:
Antichrist will be the progeny or incarnation of the ancient spirit, "Apollo." Numerous scholarly and classical works identify "Apollyon" as the god "Apollo"--the Greek deity "of death and pestilence," and Webster's Dictionary points out that "Apollyon" was a common variant of "Apollo" until recent history.
Horn's idea has tremendous merit and would appear to corroborate the evidence that we have examined concerning Genesis 3:15. Thus, if the linguistic connection is correct,[v] then the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to confirm the Genesis 3:15 prophecy, thereby further substantiating that the Antichrist/Beast will be a hybrid or the ultimate Nephilim.
We conclude therefore that the little horn (Antichrist/Beast) will begin as a man and then become the genetic son of Satan. It is important to note that he will begin as a regular man: Though the Lord will use him to in part judge the world, he was not predestined to be the Antichrist but he will choose to become a hybrid (Nephilim) with Satan to fulfill his purposes.[vi] He will have free choice all the way until the Lord Jesus returns to destroy him.
Satan will give all of his authority and power to this individual but just what would cause Satan to give anyone all of his authority, his throne, and his power? Conservative scholars frequently refer to the unholy trinity wherein the role of the Father is Satan, the role of the Son is the Antichrist, and the role of the Holy Spirit is the False Prophet. However, rather than this unholy trinity merely being a relationship of mutual interest, the Antichrist (the argument could be made for the False Prophet as well) will in fact share genetic information with Satan and thus will truly be the son of Satan. Therefore, just as God the Father committed all authority to Jesus ("All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth," Matthew 28:18), who is of like substance to the Father (homoousios), in like manner will the Antichrist be given all authority and power of his father and he will take on Satan's traits.
Nevertheless, we are left with the question of how this could be. If our conclusion is correct, then just how could Satan mingle his seed with a grown man? The virgin birth of Jesus Christ was truly one of the greatest miracles in the Bible - even today the concept of the virgin birth is just too much of a stretch of the imagination for many people. How then could Satan perform that same miracle? Just as with the many plagues in Egypt Satan was able to empower the Egyptian magicians so that they could mimic the miracles, so too Satan will mimic the virgin birth. However, as we have discovered, no woman is necessary for this genetic transfer.
Is Original Sin a Corrupting of Genetic Information?
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We know from Scripture that genetically speaking that Jesus was of his mother Mary and hence genetically connected to (from the seed of) Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, David and ultimately Adam and Eve. However, Jesus was and is still 100% God because He is pre-existent and his "spirit" / "info" came into flesh. I discuss that in my chapter on the genetics of the incarnation. I don't pretend to fully understand that, but we can at least get a good idea of what happened. Part of the key to understanding the seed issue is that DNA is a storage system for information. What we cannot see when looking at a strand of DNA is the information that it contains. We can decode it just like we can with computers, but information itself is a non-material entity, according to Dr Werner Gitt (again, see my chapter on the genetics of the incarnation). Once we understand the information is non-material, then we begin to see the connection between the spiritual world and our physical world.
In that chapter on the genetics of the incarnation, I also talk about the Y chromosome that was passed from Adam to all of his male descendants. I and every guy on the planet has a copy (virtually identical) to Adam's. What did Jesus not have? Adam's Y chromosome! Because sin came through man (not woman) then we need to look for what was passed through men and not women - the Y chromosome. Women do not get off scot-free, however, because Eve was taken out of Adam. That is to say that her genetics came out of his. When he became corrupt so did she. She dies just like Adam. So, concerning Jesus: we know that he was subject to fatigue, hunger, death and yet also was able to walk on water and transfigure. It appears that his pre-resurrection body was the template of the new body but still subject to dangers (like the cross) and his post-resurrection body was no longer subject to such things. Therefore, I would conclude that by sharing the autosomes of Adam and Eve he was subject to our weaknesses but he did not inherit the Y chromosome which was so deleterious that a new 2nd-Adam-Y-chromosome is needed.
Here is an excerpt from that chapter:
This means that whatever information was encoded in Adam's Y chromosome was passed on unchanged (virtually) to all of his descendants including all of us men alive today! However, if the information in the Y chromosome were faulty, then it would mean that all of his descendants (including us) would also have a faulty code. Discovering the exact make-up of the Y chromosome when Adam was first created is impossible for us to do, however, its current state may tell us something about the fall. The Y chromosome may in fact be a record of an event in the life of our original father. Bradman and Thomas suggest that the Y chromosome contains "a record of an event" [xvi] in the life the man who passed on the current Y chromosome. However, because Bradman and Thomas are committed to the evolutionary paradigm they believe the event "had no effect on the life of the man in whom the change occurred nor, indeed, on the life of his descendants," (emphasis mine). [xvii] Is it possible that the recorded event is not something that had "little or no effect," but is in some way the record of the genetic fall of our first father? Thus Adam not only died spiritually by virtue of losing the Holy Spirit, but his genetic information (as recorded specifically in the Y chromosome) was corrupted. God stated that in the day that Adam ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil he would die (Genesis 2:17).
Death, it appears, entered into Adam's Y chromosome (in some way unique and different than the X) that very moment causing him to go from being genetically perfect to having serious errors in his code that would eventually cause a "crash". Occasionally people who use computers will experience a scenario where the operating system experiences a "fatal crash". The crash occurs because there is some conflict in the code of the program. Though the program may be able to sustain data loss for a short period, if uncorrected, the program will eventually crash. In Adam's case, that crash took 930 years, but he did eventually experience a complete shutdown.
If that is correct, then the Y chromosome (and all of his chromosomes) must have been complete and whole before Adam fell into sin. We know that he was free from all imperfections because God created him and declared him to be good and because death entered into the world via Adam's sin. Yet, the Y chromosome seems to contain something so deleterious that our savior could not have shared it. After all, every copy of the Y chromosome (that is, every male descendant of Adam) would necessarily have the same genetic flaw that would also lead to the ultimate crash. In order to save mankind on a genetic level, a new Y chromosome would need to be provided. Furthermore, through the disobedience of Adam all of creation was made subject to corruption as Paul states in Romans 8.
For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will bedelivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body, (Romans 8:19-23).
(“Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man--and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.” Romans 1:22-23)
Microchiping included in Healthcare Bill ?
Submitted by celeste on Sun, 08/30/2009 - 11:27
in Current Events
"Buried deep within the over 1,000 pages of the massive US Health Care Bill (PDF) in a “non-discussed” section titled: Subtitle C-11 Sec. 2521— National Medical Device Registry, and which states its purpose as:
“The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that—‘‘(A) is or has been used in or on a patient; and ‘‘(B) is a class III device; or ‘‘(ii) a class II device that is implantable.”
In “real world speak”, according to this report, this new law, when fully implemented, provides the framework for making the United States the first Nation in the World to require each and every one of its citizens to have implanted in them a radio-frequency identification (RFID) microchip for the purpose of controlling who is, or isn’t, allowed medical care in their country.
Nightmare week for Angela Merkel as austerity bloc crumbles
Europe's political centre is starting to crumble, replicating the pattern of the early 1930s as the crisis ground into its third year under a similar mix of fiscal and monetary contraction.
Francois Hollande vows to tear up the EU fiscal compact and bring the ECB to heel Photo: AFP
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
24 Apr 2012
Elected governments have already been swept away - or replaced by EU technocrats without a vote, indeed to prevent a vote - in every eurozone state where unemployment has reached double-digits: Spain (23.6pc), Greece (21pc), Portugal (15pc), Ireland (14.7pc) and Slovakia (14pc).
The political carnage has been striking. Ireland's Fianna Fail, creator of the Irish free state, has lost every seat in Dublin. Greece's Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) - torch-bearers of Greek democracy since the Colonels - has fallen to 14pc in the polls and faces ruin next month.
This week the tornado has smashed into the core, bringing down Holland's govenment and probably the French leader Nicolas Sarkozy as well in a cacophany of anti-EU diatribes.
Keynesians blame budget cuts, convinced that the pace of fiscal tightening - a net 2.5pc of GDP in Spain and 3.5pc in Italy -is beyond any sensible therapeutic dose, and already shown to be self-defeating in Greece, where economic collapse has left the deficit stuck near 10pc.
Monetarists blame the European Central Bank, accusing Frankfurt of tipping half of Europe back into slump by responding to last year's oil shock with rate rises. The effect was to compound drastic falls in real M1 deposits across Club Med, and trigger a credit crunch just as banks were slashing balances sheets to meet new rules. While the ECB has since launched its â‚¬1 trillion liquidity blast, this is not quantitative easing and has toxic side-effects.
The results are in: the hard-Left and hard-Right are on the rampage across Euroland. We have not reached breaking point of July 1932 when Nazis and Communists won over the half the Reichstag seats. That tragedy was the fruit of the BrÃ¼ning deflation, rigidly imposed to uphold the Gold Standard - the euro's trial-run.
We forget now, but Germany was heavily indebted to foreigners in 1930, like Spain today. It was the refusal of the creditor powers (US and France) to reliquify the system and slow monetary contraction that pushed Germany over a cliff. The parallels are haunting, but the politics are more genteel this time - up to a point.
France's Marine Le Pen presents herself as a latterday Jeanne d'Arc, openly comparing France's pro-EU camp with the Burgundians who plotted "English Annexation" in the 1430s - or indeed "Les Collabos" who bought peace after 1940. "Let us break the chains of the French people. Bring on the French Spring," she tells Front National rallies.
The mood feels different from past episodes of irritation with EU aggrandisement, whether the "No" votes against the European Constitution in 2005 or the Irish "No" to Lisbon and Nice, or the Scandinavian "Nej" votes against the euro.
Mme Le Pen has gone to the heart of the matter, asserting that monetary union cannot be fudged, that it is incompatible with the French nation state. She has won 18pc of the vote campaigning to pull France out of the euro and smash the whole project. Unlike her father - who never seriously expected to be president - she has a realistic chance of peeling off enough Gaulliste votes to emerge as paramount leader of the French Right.
In Holland, the right-wing Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders brought down the coalition on Monday with open defiance against the "Diktats from Brussels". He too wants a euro exit. "We must be master of our own house," he says.
Whether Mr Wilders stands to gain in the snap election this summer remains to be seen. The eurosceptic Socialist Party is poised to snatch first place with fulminations against EU austerity. Labour and Christian Democrats, the two great forces of post-War Dutch politics, are sliding off the map.
What is clear is that the drive to slash the budget deficit from 4.6pc to 3pc during a deep recession has destabilised Dutch politics in ways that few in Brussels, Frankfurt or Berlin expected.
Socialist leader Emile Roemer said cuts on such a scale at this time "would only have plunged our country further and deeper into crisis". It would also risk a "negative feedback loop" in an economy with a housing slump, Club Med levels of unsold homes and EMU's highest household debt ratio.
Germany's Handelsblatt said Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing a "nightmare week" in EU politics as the austerity front breaks apart. She campaigned for Nicolas Sarkozy - in breach of diplomatic etiquette, after receiving bad advice on the likely outcome - only to face the prospect of a President FranÃ§ois Hollande vowing to tear up the EU fiscal compact and bring the ECB to heel.
Her adviser Peter Altmaier said France risks "isolation". Some might retort that Germany looks isolated, confronted by a radically new constellation in Europe - perhaps a variant of 1936, when Leon Blum's Popular Front broke with Pierre Laval's "deflation decrees" and Gold Standard genuflections.
Mr Hollande leaves us guessing whether he really will lead a Latin Revolt and force Germany to make the fateful choice it has so long evaded: whether to allow fiscal and monetary reflation: or precipitate a strategic crisis and risk losing its diplomatic investment in the post-War order. Large matters, and Mr Hollande is no Leon Blum.
Spectacular: Mount Etna appears to almost crack open as it emits lava from the Earth's core
These 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy
Apr. 25, 2012
A chart we found on Reddit.com today shows that most products we buy are controlled by just a few companies. It's called "The Illusion of Choice."
Ever wonder why you can't get a Coke at Taco Bell? It's because Yum! Brands was created as a spin-off of Pepsi--and has a lifetime contract with the soda-maker.
Unilever produces everything from Dove soap to Klondike bars. Nestle has a big stake in L'Oreal, which features everything from cosmetics to Diesel designer jeans.
Despite a wide array of brands to choose from, it all comes back to the big guys.
'Squatter' secretly builds incredible (but thoroughly illegal) treehouse hidden in Canada's Whistler forest just yards from multi-million homes
By LEON WATSON
PUBLISHED: 23 April 2012
It took months to find the right tree to build on, and when he did the spot was on public land looking down on a row of multi-million dollar homes.
But that didn't stop Joel Allen - he just built this incredible egg-shaped treehouse in Canada anyway, without telling anyone.
The computer technician-turned-carpenter started off by creating a scale model of his design to test its strength and durability, before beginning the months-long quest to find the perfect tree.
Joel Allen stepping into the amazing treehouse he built on public land in Canada at night
Joel Allen has built this incredible treehouse in Hemlocks, Whistler, western Canada
Joel took years to construct the treehouse. At this point he was working on the base
Without the money to buy property, he decided to do it on Crown land in the forests of Whistler.
'Finding that perfect spot on Crown land wasn't so easy,' he said. 'I had an informal checklist of requirements, the most important ones being that it within a reasonable distance to a road, yet out of sight and out of earshot of human traffic.
'The other requirement was hard to qualify, but was of prime importance: the shape of the egg would need to suit the environment and be proportionate to the tree. I couldn't explain exactly what that was but I figured I would know it when I saw it.'
Mr Allen found it in a patch of old growth near a development of multi-million dollar homes, then began secretly constructing it. The process took years, thousands of dollars, and many free items found on Craigslist.
Finally, he created the HemLoft.
Without the money to buy property, Joel decided to do it on Crown land in the forests of Whistler
Mr Allen found the perfect spot in a patch of old growth near a development of multi-million dollar homes
Hidden: The treehouse in Hemlocks was built in a forest away from view of nearby homes
Admiring the view: Joel Allen in the treehouse he built using items from Craigslist
Asked by a friend why he did it, Mr Allen said: 'I found myself grasping for some sort of rationalisation that would make me seem less crazy.
'She said "no, why did you really build it?" For the first time in my life, I was forced to face the truth about it. I said "I guess... I just wanted to build something cool".'
'Since the treehouse was built on crown land, I don't technically own it, and so its fate is uncertain.
Joel said: 'The shape of the egg would need to suit the environment and be proportionate to the tree. I couldn't explain exactly what that was but I figured I would know it when I saw it.'
The computer technician-turned-carpenter started off by creating a scale model of his design
It took Joel months to find the right tree to build on before he settled on the spot
The perfect egg-shaped treehouse was built on a tree over a slope on the mountain
For three years I kept the HemLoft secret, but now that I'm finished, I've found myself wanting to share it...Coming out of the bush about the HemLoft is fun, however it poses a few problems; if people know about it, they might try to find it. And if the wrong people find it, they may make me take it down.
'It took a lot of work to build it, and I'd rather not take it down, just yet. So I've been thinking of ways to expose the HemLoft, while somehow making it legal.
'To the best of my knowledge, Squatting on Whistler Mountain, beneath some of Western Canada's most luxurious mega-homes would not be looked favourably upon.'
Joel Allen said: 'It took a lot of work to build it, and I'd rather not take it down, just yet.'
Joel Allen's construction was conducted in secret until he finally went public
Begin Experiencing the Benefits of Garlic
April 26, 2012
A common ingredient for sautéing, garlic is a spice relative of onion, leek, chive and shallots. This is a common staple for many savory dishes. Although popular in the kitchen, the health benefits of garlic have also been recognized and taken advantage of since the ancient times, showing countless individuals the compelling reasons to increase garlic consumption.
Benefits of Garlic
Garlic has many well-known health benefits – the most popular being its anti-infection uses. Skin conditions caused by bacteria, virus, fungi or yeast can be treated by rubbing raw chopped garlic on the affected area.
Garlic is great for boosting the immune system, containing high levels of vitamin C and being identified as a serious anti-cancer food. Because of its high potassium content, it can aid in absorption of essential nutrients, and help avoid digestive problems and fatigue as well. Garlic can also help in lung and throat problems due to its pungent smell. Since consuming garlic can irritate the digestive tract because of its pungent smell, a signal travels to the brain to release watery fluid in the lungs to counter the pungent property, thereby helping clear the lungs out of cough and colds.
Adding more to the benefits of garlic list, garlic’s role in the prevention of cancer is perhaps one of the most notorious. Scientists believe that the exceptional anti-cancer properties may have to do with the way that garlic boosts the production of something known as hydrogen sulfide. It is the hydrogen sulfide production that researchers believe to be why garlic is so effective at preventing a wide variety of cancer including, prostate, breast, and colon cancer.
As an antioxidant, garlic can help protect against free radicals, cancer, high cholesterol, and can be used as one of the many home remedies for high blood pressure. It is said that the older the garlic gets, the more antioxidants properties it contain, and the more effectively it works.
To maximize on the health benefits of garlic, let it sit for a few minutes before cooking. Letting garlic sit helps to release the enzymes that provide more nutrients for the body. Raw garlic can be used to kill bacteria, but cooked garlic has more potency in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Optimally, crush the garlic at room temperature and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes. In addition, never cook garlic at high heat — try consuming it raw or cooked lightly. You can consume the spice both ways.
If you are worried about garlic causing bad breathe, you can counter this by consuming garlic prepared as pills or capsules. If you want to get the health benefits from garlic and stave off the odor a different way, consume garlic with parsley, as the herb counters garlic’s bad smell.
Until next week...keep on believing
said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which
is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields
seed; to you it shall be for food.”