“who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.”
1 Peter 2:22
Neither Was Guile Found
Greetings! According to the Merrian-Webster dictionary the definition of “guile” is deceitful cunning, duplicity. In Jesus was found no deceit. In fact Jesus proclaimed Himself to be truth.
Jesus saith unto him, “I am... the truth”. John 14:6
On the other hand Jesus said of His adversary the devil; “He does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” ESV John 8:44
As we have said before we live in an age of extreme deception. It is one of the signs of the End Time that; “evil men and seducers, (to persuade to disobedience or disloyalty, to lead astray usually by persuasion or false promises Merriam-Webster) shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” 2 Timothy 3:13 The deceivers are themselves deceived.
And it all started back in the Garden of Eden when; “the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die” for disobeying God. Genesis 3:4
Jesus said the deception in the Last Days would become so great that “if it were possible,” false Christs, and false prophets,”shall deceive the very elect”. Matthew 24:24
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
Of course we know that lying propaganda has always been used by countries and empires to further their goals, but we are now seeing it on a global scale never imagined or seen before.
When we look at the Ukraine, Thailand, Syria, Venezuela, Central African Republic, Bosnia, north Africa, etc. etc. etc. the reasons and justifications given for these conflicts is just staggering for the sheer audacity of the twisting of the truth.
Thank God for Jesus and His soon coming return and His thousand year reign on earth in which the truth at last will prevail.
Have a great week ahead.
We apologize for the color in the video below but it helps to illustrate the point.
The Christian Science Monitor
Why Jerusalem renters are wary of the Messiah's arrival
Many Jerusalem rental contracts include the unusual stipulation that if and when the Messiah arrives, tenants must move out so the landlord can move in and enjoy the ensuing paradise.
By Jeff Moskowitz, Contributor / February 12, 2014
A Jewish man looks towards the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, Dec. 9, 2013.
Many Jerusalem residents believe not only that the Messiah will return, but that his arrival is imminent – so imminent they have taken legal precautions to ensure they can return to Jerusalem immediately upon his return.
In apartment contracts around the city, there are clauses stipulating what will happen to the apartment if or when the Jewish Messiah, or mashiach, comes. The owners, generally religious Jews living abroad, are concerned that he will arrive, build a third temple, and turn Israel into paradise – and they will be stuck waiting for their apartment tenants' contracts to run out before they can move back.
It is prophesied in the Jewish scriptures that there will be no more war, murder, or theft, the Jerusalem Temple will be rebuilt (all that remains today is the Western Wall), and all the Jews will return to the land of Israel upon his arrival. This period is known as Olam Haba, or the World to Come.
Because rental contracts are handled privately, rather than by the municipality, there is no count of how many leases in Jerusalem contain such a clause. But although not standard, the Messiah clause is requested enough that every Jerusalem property manager and real estate lawyer contacted by The Christian Science Monitor had heard of it, and all except one had dealt with it firsthand.
Joshua Portman, a Jerusalem-based lawyer, wrote it into a contract for one of his clients, though he says it's not part of his standard lease. Sarah Eiferman, a real estate agent and owner of Eiferman Properties, has had three clients in her career make this unique request. These clauses were relatively lax, giving tenants two to three months to vacate the property, so potential renters voiced no opposition in any of the cases.
But some contracts are less relaxed. Tikvah Blaukopf Schein was told she and her husband would have to vacate their apartment in a week if the Messiah arrived when they moved in last August. A difficult negotiation ensued when she decided to take the clause seriously and wasn't about to let them get evicted.
"I said, 'That's not nice behavior,'" Ms. Schein says. "Where would we go? What would we do?"
Eventually the owner and the renters reached an agreement: If the Messiah showed up, the Scheins would move into one of the two rooms in the apartment for the remainder of the lease, while the owner and his family would get the other one.
But what if the apartment owner says the Messiah has arrived and the renter doesn’t agree? This particular disagreement has come up before in Jerusalem’s history, although it was about 2,000 years ago.
Opinion among the property managers and real estate lawyers was unanimous that their clients would know the Messiah when they saw him. “When he comes, we’ll know. It’s in the Old Testament," says Mrs. Eiferman.
“The way I worded it was that if the seller gives notice due to the Messiah coming, then the renter has three months to get out so it avoids that issue,” Mr. Ben Menachem said. The renter conceded to that amendment in exchange for being given three months to leave, rather than vacating immediately as the owner originally requested.
Israeli minister: settlements boycott campaign shows shades of anti-Semitism
Close aid to Benjamin Netanyahu says pushing for sanctions won't alter Israel's behaviour and accused BDS movement of "delegitimising" Israel
The British Government has routinely called on Mr Netanyahu’s government to cease construction of new homes in settlements, believing such activity hampers the chances of a peace deal after 20 years of frustration and failure Photo: REUTERS
By Alex Spillius, Diplomatic Correspondent
6:00AM GMT 14 Feb 2014
The growing clamour in Europe for economic measures against Israel is “counter-productive” and will “get in the way of peace”, a senior Israeli minister says today.
Demonstrating its concern that Israel may be blamed if peace talks with the Palestinians fail, Yosef Kuperwasser, the director general of Israel’s Ministry for Strategic Affairs, said Europe was being “misled” by campaign groups in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
He said such groups “used the ignorance of the world” to encourage economic action against Israel and in particular Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. He said BDS groups showed shades of anti-Semitism in their attempts to “delegitimise Israel”.
“There are organisations pretending to be concerned about human rights but they are involved with a campaign to delegitimise Israel. We have to be careful here because we no how dangerous anti-Semitism it can be,” he said.
Mr Kuperwasser said the efforts of the BDS activists, some of which are funded by the EU, would not have the desired effect of forcing Israel into the hoped-for compromise.
“It’s a misapprehension. Israel won’t change but the Palestinians think maybe they don’t have to make peace,” he told the Daily Telegraph during a visit to London. “Therefore the campaign is getting in the way of peace.
“They think can get what they want without making effort for peace. They feel they don’t have to make an effort so they don’t make an effort.”
“There are organisations pretending to be concerned about human rights but they are involved with a campaign to delegitimise Israel. We have to be careful here because we no how dangerous anti-Semitism it can be,” he said.
The settlements issue gained unprecedented global attention recently when the Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson quit as an ambassador for Oxfam, because it was incompatible with her paid work promoting SodaStream, an Israeli firm with a major production plant in the occupied West Bank.
It has driven a wedge between Israel and traditional allies such as Britain. William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, has said that time is fast running out for the so-called two-state solution that would create a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
The Government has repeatedly emphasised that Jewish settlements in the West Bank are illegal under international law. It has routinely called on Mr Netanyahu’s government to cease construction of new homes in settlements, believing such activity hampers the chances of a peace deal after 20 years of frustration and failure.
It has also discouraged British companies from involvement with Israeli firms that are involved in the settlements, believing that such trade and investment is obstructing Mr Kerry’s strenuous diplomacy.
It also supported a new European Union requirement that all produce made in Israeli settlements should be labelled as such, and not as “made in Israel”, in case consumers objected to goods from the occupied territory.
Firmer action has been taken in Holland, where a major pension fund has said it will divest its albeit small holdings from five Israeli banks because of their dealings with Jewish settlements.
There is concern among Israeli officials that calls for bolder sanctions could emerge and that the United States, as well as the EU, is weakening in its support of Israel.
John Kerry, the US secretary of state, provoked an outcry recently when he warned that Israel could face a boycott if current peace talks with the Palestinians fail to produce an agreement.
Mr Kuperwasser, a former brigadier general in military intelligence appointed by Mr Netanyahu in 2009, was at pains to present the view that settlements are not the make or break issue in the current talks, which have until April to reach a “framework agreement”.
He said the Palestinians had accepted that some settlements would remain in the so-called two-state solution.
“This is up for discussion. We have withdrawn settlements before in Gaza and Sinai. The problem is the Palestinians are not changing. We are not sure we have a real partner for peace.”
The greatest technical obstacles to a deal, he said, was the refusal of Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, to recognise Israel as the sovereign state of the Jewish people, and to accept that an Israeli-led security force should stay in the Jordan Valley to guarantee Israel’s security.
In the circumstances, the best hope was for the talks to carry on after the April deadline had passed, he added.
Palestinians however believe the BDS movement could affect Israel’s attitude to their benefit. Ghassan Al-Khatib, a professor at Bir Zeit University and a former Palestinian government spokesman, told the Media Lin website: “It’s picking up because all of the other peaceful options and non-peaceful options are not working.
“BDS is creating a constructive debate inside Israel for the first time.
The US and Europe, Israel’s best friends, have been urging Israel to reconsider its settlement policy and stop construction. Now Israel seems to be paying a price for not listening to this advice.”
BLOOD-MOONS FALLOUT: NASA GOES HIDING
America's go-to source mysteriously gets eclipsed
Published: February 18, 2014
The same day WND published a major report about a rare phenomenon known as “blood moons” and its possible connection to an imminent return of Jesus to Earth, NASA hid its official Eclipse Website from public view without explanation.
On Wednesday, Feb. 12, WND published a story titled “Rare phenomenon to shake Planet Earth.”
The story focused on a cycle of four upcoming lunar eclipses, also called blood moons because of the color the moon often appears when it becomes darkened.
Mark Biltz, an American pastor with El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Wash., used NASA’s Eclipse Website to correlate the celestial events with God’s holy days mentioned in the Bible, discovering the four blood-moon eclipses in 2014 and 2015 actually coincide with the feasts of Passover and Tabernacles.
On the same day as WND’s report, Feb. 12, NASA took down its site which for years provided detailed information and schedules about upcoming eclipses.
Users trying to find the site are now presented with a message stating, “NASA’s Eclipse Website is currently unavailable. Eclipse information is available from the U.S. Naval Observatory,” providing a link for readers to get to the USNO website.
WND contacted NASA to ask why the official eclipse site was removed, and if it had anything to do with the report about upcoming blood moons.
“The site was taken offline because it was not up to date and was therefore confusing to those planning for future solar eclipses,” said Karen Smale, the Web editor-in-chief for NASA’s Sciences and Exploration Directorate at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
“If the site is updated again, it will be brought back online,” she added.
Iran warns ready for 'decisive' battle with US, Israel
February 12, 2014 5:39 AM
Iran Armed Forces chief Hasan Firouzabadi at the Army Day Parade in Tehran on April 18, 2013. AFP Photo/Behrouz Mehri (AFP Photo/)
Tehran (AFP) - Armed forces chief of staff General Hassan Firouzabadi has warned the Islamic republic's arch-foes that Iran is prepared for a "decisive battle" if attacked, Fars news agency reported on Wednesday.
"We are ready for the decisive battle with America and the Zionist regime (Israel)," Fars quoted Firouzabadi as saying.
He also warned neighbouring nations not to allow any attack to be launched on Iran from their soil.
"We do not have any hostility towards regional states, but if we are ever attacked from the American bases in the region we will strike that area back," he said.
Washington has many military bases in the region, including in Bahrain, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said late last month that if diplomacy with Iran fails, "the military option of the United States is ready and prepared to do what it would have to do".
But Firouzabadi accused the US of bluffing.
"Over the past decade, they brought their forces but came to the conclusion that they can't attack us and left," he said, dismissing the US military threat as nothing but a "political bluff".
President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday the West should not have and delusions about using a military option.
"I say explicitly, if some have delusions of having any threats against Iran on their tables, they need to wear new glasses. There is no military option against Iran on any table in the world," he said.
Iran is due to resume talks on Monday in Vienna with the P5+1 -- Britain, France, the United States, Russia and China plus Germany -- aimed at reaching a comprehensive nuclear accord following a landmark interim agreement struck in November.
Western nations have long suspected Iran of covertly pursuing nuclear weapons alongside its civilian programme, allegations denied by Tehran which insists its nuclear activities are entirely peaceful.
Neither the United States nor Israel has ruled out military action to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, if diplomacy fails.
Iranian animated film depicts nuclear 'holocaust' against Israel
Film depicts how the Islamic Republic might respond to an American or Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities.
By Haaretz | Feb. 18, 2014 | 9:29 PM
A short animated film being aired across Iran depicts the nuclear
destruction of Israel. The film opens with the word ‘Holocaust’
appearing on the screen, with a Star of David underneath it, Israel’s
Channel 2 reported on Tuesday.
The airing of the animation comes as talks between Tehran and world powers over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program are resume in Austria.
The film, which started to appear Monday on Iranian websites depicts how the Islamic Republic might respond to an American or Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities.
In the movie, Western nations realize that the Islamic Republic has no intention to cease its nuclear development. To prevent Iran from building a bomb, the United States and its allies decide to take military action to destroy Tehran’s nuclear sites.
In the simulated war that follows, hundreds of Israeli and American fighter planes are seen jetting towards Iran. Ultimately, the jets are beaten back by Iran’s military.
With Iran having successfully defended itself, the simulation then shows Iranian forces going on the offensive. The video cuts to a scene showing Iranian Revolutionary Guard fighter planes flying over Israel, passing through Jerusalem and over the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The final frame of the film leaves little room for doubt as to how this military campaign ends: a nuclear explosion is seen spreading across the screen.
Why Does Ancient Art Contain Depictions Of Flying Aircraft, Helicopters And Dinosaurs?
Michael Snyder February 18, 2014
The history of our planet is far more complex than most people would dare to imagine. According to the commonly accepted version of history that is taught in high schools and colleges all over the United States, ancient man was a very simple creature with extremely limited knowledge.
Unfortunately for those that promote this flawed version of history, archaeologists keep digging up stuff that directly contradicts it. The truth is that there is a tremendous amount of evidence of great intellectual achievement in the ancient world. For example, just consider the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is a true technological marvel. It is such a massive structure built with such extraordinary precision that modern technology is only just now starting to catch up with it. We think that we could possibly build a similar structure today if we wanted to, but modern man has never actually constructed anything like it. And as you will see below, the Great Pyramid of Giza is far from the only example of advanced technology in the ancient world that we find in Egypt.
Posted below is a photograph of a wall in an ancient Egyptian temple at Abydos. Look at the hieroglyphics very carefully.
Do you see anything strange?
Researcher Lyn Leahz wrote about these incredibly bizarre hieroglyphics the other day. The following is what she had to say about them…
Decorating an Egyptian temple wall at Abydos are strange hieroglyphics which depict what appears to be modern day aircraft. This finding has caused much controversy among Egyptologists and archaeologists who are not sure what to think. How could people 2-3,000 years ago possibly have known about modern-day aircraft?
When Dr. Ruth Hover and her husband took a trip to the pyramids and temples of Egypt, they were shocked when they discovered, in the temple at Abydos, hieroglyphics depicting modern-day aircraft. She photographed a wall panel in a section where an overlaying panel with Egyptian hieroglyphics crumbled and fell, revealing an older panel beneath it. This older panel, shown above, contains images of what appear to be modern-day technology—a helicopter, a submarine, a glider, and another unknown type of aircraft (some believe resemble the Hindenburg).
So how do those promoting the commonly accepted version of history explain this?
There is also mounting evidence that mankind had knowledge of dinosaurs in ancient times.
Posted below is a photo of an ancient engraving on a Buddhist temple in Cambodia known as the Ta Prohm Stegosaurus. According to the commonly accepted version of history, such an engraving should be absolutely impossible because dinosaurs died out millions of years ago and modern scientists only started digging them up a couple hundred years ago. And yet this engraving is there…
According to archaeologists, this temple in Cambodia is approximately 800 years old…
Deep in the jungles of Cambodia are ornate temples and palaces from the Khmer civilization. One such temple, Ta Prohm, abounds with stone statues and reliefs. Almost every square inch of the gray sandstone is covered with ornate, detailed carvings. These depict familiar animals like monkeys, deer, water buffalo, parrots, and lizards. However, one column contains an intricate carving of a stegosaur-like creature. But how could artisans decorating an 800 year old Buddhist temple know what a dinosaur looked like? Western science only began assembling dinosaurs skeletons in the past two centuries.
Very strange stuff.
Another unexpected place where we find “ancient dinosaur art” is on the ancient Ica Stones that were discovered down in Peru. These stones were originally found by the Spanish in 1535, and Spanish explorers sent some of these stones back to Spain in 1562.
The art on many of these stones is extremely beautiful, but what makes them extremely controversial is the fact that many of them appear to contain clear depictions of dinosaurs. Here is one example…
And here is another example. If you look closely at this one, you can see what very much looks like a Triceratops…
Once again, those promoting the commonly accepted version of history are at a loss to explain this. Most commonly, they attempt to explain this phenomenon away as a hoax because locals did start creating fake “Ica stones” in recent years once they discovered that tourists wanted to buy them.
But the Ica stones that are considered to be authentic contain some remarkable details. In fact, much of the anatomical knowledge about dinosaurs depicted on these stones was only discovered by modern scientists just very recently…
Other items of anatomical accuracy that attest to the authenticity of these Ica Stone depictions include the positioning of the tail and legs. Early critics said the Ica Stones were fakes, in part because their tails were sticking out while walking. Paleontologists in the 1960s were confident that dinosaurs dragged their tails. The paleontologists were wrong and the Ica Stones were right. Scientists now believe dinosaurs held their massive tails off the ground while walking, because there are no drag marks on dinosaur trackways. The dinosaurs on the Ica Stones are depicted standing upright, rather than with legs splayed out in a lizard-like position. That, according to dinosaur experts, is “dead on” accurate.
Of course the Ica Stones are just one of the incredible examples of ancient dinosaur art that have been discovered all over the world. For many, many more examples of this phenomenon, just check out the article that you can find right here.
Anyone that attempts to convince you that humans that lived thousands of years ago were bumbling dolts that were lucky to build mud huts and cover their genitals with grass skirts is lying to you.
The truth is that human history is incredibly complex. There are monolithic structures all over the planet that are still standing after thousands of years that remind all of us that great civilizations with amazing technologies once thrived.
And there is actually evidence that modern humans are actually getting dumber. A Stanford University biology professor recently published a work in which he expressed his conclusion that humans have been getting dumber for thousands of years.
Also, Dr. John Sanford of Cornell University has conducted groundbreaking research that demonstrates conclusively that the human genome is steadily degenerating and is eventually heading toward extinction.
So perhaps we should not think of ourselves as so superior to ancient humanity. The reality is that they may have been physically and mentally superior to us in many ways.
About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth. His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.
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PRE-ADAMITE HIGH TECHNOLOGY – OOPARTS
Posted by: Kim Quarterman
February 14, 2014
Could a Pre-Flood world, or Pre-Adamite world have existed, if so is there any evidence of such a time?
Pre-Adamite or Pre-adamism is the belief that a civilization existed before Adam, the first human being named in the Bible.
Perhaps one of the most extraordinary theological concepts in the Bible is the proposition that God created and destroyed an ancient civilization on earth eons before the time of Adam and Eve. Although the Bible says nothing about how long ago all of this took place, it does seem to indicate that a Pre-Adamite society did exist at one time in the distant past.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (Gen 1:1-2)
Whenever it is stated that God “made” the earth and the heaven, or any part thereof, it is referring to the restoration of the immediate heavens and earth sometime after the Pre-Adamite destruction portrayed in the second verse.
Isaiah gives us additional information:
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? (Isa 14:12-17)
This passage indicates that there were nations of (people, pre-humans, angels?) inhabiting earth at the time Lucifer rebelled. The phrase, “which didst weaken the nations,” gives credence to this thought.
Jeremiah gives us additional information:
I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger. (Jer 4:23-26)
Jeremiah refers to the earth immediately after a Pre-Adamite destruction. This account of the destruction of the Pre-Adamite Earth, where its inhabitants dwelt in cities, must have been to destroy most evidences of the sinfulness of its occupants.
Over the past several decades, there have been a steadily increasing number of archaeological discoveries, which, because of their mysterious and highly controversial nature, have been classified as ‘out-of-place’ artifacts, artifacts we call Ooparts. Objects and artifacts which are found in the wrong place and the wrong time which may give evidence of a Pre-Adamite earth. The reason for this designation is that they are artifacts found in geological strata where they should not be found. There appearances in these layers of geological strata (which are very ancient) give non-traditional science evidence of a preceding period of technical sophistication extending far beyond the inventive capabilities of the ancient peoples among whose remains they were discovered giving rise to great speculation.
As ancient artifacts arise which baffle orthodox science we can systematically look for clues in these anomalies or Ooparts, a pattern, which indicates that ancient civilizations had a highly advanced technology. The pyramids of Egypt are among the most enduring and perhaps the most obvious signs of advanced ancient technology. The pyramids show a highly advanced system of science and engineering. Other clues have come from ancient cities discovered off the coasts of Japan, Cuba, Indonesia, and India indicating highly advanced technologies.
The Indian Mahabharata could even give a poetic description of a nuclear bombing, written down nearly two thousand years ago and handed down by word of mouth from ancient times. In it are described the Vimana or flying machines. It describes wars where terrible weapons are used.
“Gurkha, flying in his swift and powerful Vimana, hurled against the three cities of the Vrishnis and Andhakas a single projectile charged with all the power of the universe. An incandescent column of smoke and fire, as brilliant as ten thousand suns, rose in all its splendor. It was the unknown weapon, the iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death, which reduced to ashes the entire race of the Vrishnis and Andhakas.
The corpses were so burnt they were no longer recognizable. Hair and finger nails fell out, Pottery broke without cause. Foodstuffs were poisoned. To escape, the warriors threw themselves in streams to wash themselves and their equipment”.
An ancient artifact was reported in the Scientific American (June 1951, Vol. 7, p. 298). A report was given concerning a metallic vase that had been dynamited out of solid rock on Meeting Horse Hill in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The report read, “On putting the two parts together it formed a bell-shaped vessel, 4 1/2 inches high, 6 l/2 inches at the base, 2 1/2 inches at the top and about an eighth of an inch in thickness. The body of the vessel resembles zinc in color, or a composition metal in which there is a considerable portion of silver. On the sides there are six figures of a flower, a bouquet, beautifully in laid with pure silver, and around the lower part of the vessel, a vine, or wreath, inlaid also with silver. The chasing, carving and inlaying are exquisitely done by the art of some cunning craftsman. This curious and unknown vessel was blown out of the solid pudding stone, fifteen feet below the surface.”
Another ancient artifact was reported in the scientific journal Nature (London, 1886). It published confirmation that in 1886, an Austrian foundry found a block of coal dating from the Tertiary period which when broken open there was found inside a small metal cube. Tests indicated that the cube was composed of a steel-nickel alloy. The edges of this cube were perfectly straight and sharp; four of its sides were flat, while the two remaining opposite sides were convex. A deep groove had been cut all the way around the cube. It appeared that the cube had been machine made and was part of a larger mechanism.
In the possession of the Creation Evidences Museum at Glen Rose, Texas is another ancient artifact. This artifact consists of a metal hammer, imbedded in Ordovician rock, with a portion of the handle still in place. This was discovered in June of 1936 near London. At the time of the discovery the Ordovician rock encased the entire metal hammer. Battelle Laboratories analyzed the artifact and found that the metal hammer head was 96.6% iron, 0.74% sulfur, and 2.6% chlorine. I am told no metallurgist today can alloy metallic iron with chlorine. Fabrication of this implement required technology which cannot be duplicated today.
See: http://dakereader.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=sonsofgod&action=display&thread=35 for a discussion from the “Drake Bible” concerning Pre-Adamites.
In 1987, a man found a piece of amber on a beach on the Baltic Sea, in the region of Kalinin, after a spring storm. The man had gone for a walk on the beach to search for pieces of amber. Amber is the fossilized resin of trees. Sometimes amber contains insects or other inclusions. The man found inside this piece of amber was a tiny piece of woven fabric. The threads of the woven fabric in the amber had a high-tech look to them. The amber in the Baltic Sea region formed 25-55 million years ago. This reported in Michael Cremo’s book Forbidden Archeologist.
This is proof of civilization that existed before recorded history. Fabric is a hallmark of civilization.
The Genetic Disk
This disk is in the procession of Professor Gutierrez of Bogota, Columbia. This disk shows men and women, depicted sexually. In addition, around the edges is the progression of a fetus to a child. This disk from South America is one of the most interesting finds in Ooparts Archaeology. Ooparts are about out of place artifacts. Ooparts cannot be classified in any known system of culture. In addition, usually display a scientific knowledge above that which could have existed at the time of the creation of the artifact.
Oopart the Genetic Disk
This disk is made of black stone and measures about 22 cm in diameter, and weighs 2-kilo grams. It is made of a stone called Luddite. A prehistoric dating has been suggested for the stone, but this disk cannot be classified in any known South American system of cultures.
The symbols on the disk are carvings separated with single vertical stripes. One side shows biological details like male sperm, female egg cells, and genitals, the fertilized egg, and a growing embryo. The male sperm and female egg can only be seen with a microscope! How did the ancients know this?
The other side of the Genetic Disk shows scenes of cell division. Researchers are plainly able to recognize the different phases of human gestation on the disk. Very significant are the distant eyes and the broad nose of the zygote. This is a characteristic of the embryonic structure of the head.
A Forgotten Society
The antediluvian (or Pre-diluvian) period – meaning “before the deluge” – is the period referred to in the Bible between the Creation of the Earth and the Deluge (flood) in the Biblical cosmology.
Genesis Chapters 4 through 6 records the history of the Antediluvian world in a highly condensed account. From the genealogical list, the time between Adam and the flood of Noah was almost exactly 1656 years.
Many have asked the wondered, “how large was the Pre-Adamite (antediluvian population)”? Population studies have revealed (mathematically speaking) that the population was approximately nine billion! Large than today’s population!
See Lambert Dolphin for a more detail explanation of how these population totals and timelines are generated.
There were no clouds or rain. Instead, the Earth was watered by mists which rose from the Earth. Possibly, a firmament canopy (water vapor) called the Raqiya (Hebrew) encircled the earth resulting in warm, and stable temperatures throughout the world. It also acted as a radiation filter, filtering out the harmful effects of ultraviolet and cosmic radiation. The vegetation found beneath the Polar Icecaps seems to confirm this thought.
It is not surprising that science cannot find direct evidence of antediluvian civilizations, because the Bible says the whole antediluvian world was destroyed by the Flood. (2 Peter 3:5-7)
That there is “no new thing” that what man calls progress is more of a recovery to previous levels is confirmed by Solomon writing under inspiration of the Holy Spirit in Scripture.
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun“. (Ecc 1:9)
Why the eruption in Kiev could set off a tsunami that will engulf us all: As Ukraine burns, a stark warning from our most authoritative historian of Eastern Europe
By MARK ALMOND
PUBLISHED: 18:45 EST, 22 February 2014 | UPDATED: 03:58 EST, 23 February 2014
Television pictures of revolutions can make them seem like a spectator sport.
Having Vitali Klitschko, the world heavyweight boxing champion, playing a starring role in the events in Kiev reinforces that impression.
But the implosion of the Ukrainian state in the last 48 hours is a political earthquake.
Chaos in Kiev could set off a tsunami that will toss Western Europe from its moorings too.
Flames of fury: As Kiev burns, outsiders are left pondering whether the Ukraine is just close enough to affect other corners of the EU
It is a mistake to think we are watching from a safe distance.
Maybe Ukraine is as foreign to the British people today as it was when an obscure crisis on its southern coast in Queen Victoria’s reign became the Crimean War.
But not since the 1850s has this country come so close to colliding with Russia.
Ukraine sits on the fault line dividing Eastern Europe between pro-Western and pro-Russian views. Her people are split over attitudes to the old imperial capital, Moscow.
That divide is now opening up as pro-Russian districts in the East such as Kharkov and Crimea refuse to accept the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych celebrated in Kiev.
Civil war would be a tragedy for Ukraine’s people. But what makes the crisis so dangerous is the international dimension.
Since the collapse of Communism in 1991, the US and its European allies have seen keeping Ukraine independent of Russia as a key result of victory in the Cold War.
For Russians, losing Ukraine was a huge blow.
Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko speaks during a rally shortly after the Ukrainian President was reported to have left the Presidential offices
Ironically, Russian culture and its Orthodox Church were born in Kiev 1,000 years ago.
Moscow is a new capital. The Kremlin has always regarded bases in Ukraine, like its naval hub at Sevastopol, as key to security.
Now Russia’s military presence could be questioned by the revolutionaries swarming through the abandoned government buildings in Kiev.
Nato has never wanted Russia’s forces in the Crimea, but nor does Washington want to see any violent effort to force them out.
Bill Clinton famously declared that keeping Crimea in Ukraine and away from Russia was in America’s national interest.
But he hoped that over time Russia would accept an independent Ukraine and withdraw its fleet.
Today, when ethnic Russians are rallying in Crimea and other parts of Eastern Ukraine, the risk of a clash between radicals on both sides is rising.
IF Ukrainian nationalists, for instance, shoot at Russian soldiers in the south, local civil disorder could drag the Kremlin in as it did five years ago across the Black Sea in Georgia.
Already the West has been sparring with Putin’s Russia over everything from energy prices to gay rights, but a good old-fashioned tug of war over territory is now under way.
This crisis began when Yanukovych backed out of a deal to associate his country with the EU last November.
Putin saw this as a back door to getting Ukraine into Nato and turning a neutral neighbour into a US ally.
Pro-Western Ukrainians hoped that would be the case, confirming the Kremlin’s worst fears.
Given Ukraine’s desperate economic mess, meeting the EU’s requirements was not really an option.
Worse still, Kiev needed billions of dollars to service its huge debt to Western banks. But the West wasn’t willing, or able, to lend any more.
Putin’s huge oil and gas revenues seemed to give Russia the trump card. The Kremlin offered Ukraine a soft loan but on condition it stopped associating with the EU.
This was a red rag to the pro-Western Ukrainians.
But what complicates matters and makes them so dangerous now is that the most militant pro-Western protesters are violently anti-Russian.
Many Ukrainians want to join the EU and Nato – not for reconciliation but to recruit allies against their old enemy.
This combination of a looming Ukrainian default threatening West European banks and a potential conflict with the EU’s major energy supplier, Russia, means that Ukraine’s troubles are not only on our doorstep but threatening to flow across it.
The violence in Kiev and inflammatory rhetoric of the hard core of the Ukrainian demonstrators now met by pro-Russian groups in the East shows that no one has things under control.
Putin had hoped to manipulate events through backing the ousted president, but the West has a problem with its vocal supporters too.
The paramilitaries who toppled Yanukovych pay lip-service to the new European values of integration but they mask loyalty to the older European demons of nationalism and anti-Semitism.
Sadly, Ukraine’s peaceful protesters are being marginalised by the reality that in a revolution, political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
When Klitschko tried to persuade them to accept the EU-brokered compromise deal, he was booed off the stage in Kiev.
The West might have hopes that the release of ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko will restore her status as the people’s darling that she enjoyed during the Orange Revolution a decade ago.
Her dramatic re-appearance in a wheelchair in front of the crowds fresh from prison recalled her firebrand role back then.
She lashed Yanukovich’s record but also tried to reach out to Ukrainians who feel that the heroes of 2004 wasted their opportunity then.
Timoshenko’s apology for the political class’s poor performance since then might gain her support.
But it was painfully obvious that none of her potential rivals for the presidency from the opposition were on the platform with her.
Worse still her former ally, Viktor Yushchenko who defeated Yanukovich in 2005, is now a bitter enemy.
After all, he was the star witness against her at her trial in 2011. Uniting the opposition will be a tricky task.
The capacity of Ukrainians to flout their Western well-wishers was shown when the protesters ignored that EU-sponsored deal to seize control of Kiev.
The radicals might ignore the West, but the West cannot ignore the consequences of letting them run riot into a conflict with local Russians or the Kremlin itself.
If political and economic chaos leads to civil war in the country lying between Nato and Russia, Yugoslavia’s break-up would seem like a vicarage tea party.
But as disaster looms, there is a glimmer of hope. Russia and the West have a common interest in avoiding a geo-political fight.
Both Moscow and Washington should make it clear they will not tolerate either side causing more violence. Nor will they stand by their self-proclaimed friends if they do.
Otherwise, East and West could find themselves dragged on to the slippery slope of confrontation for causes that are not their own.
Paul Craig Roberts
Russia Under Attack
Feb 14, 2014
By Paul Craig Roberts
In a number of my articles I have explained that the Soviet Union served as a constraint on US power. The Soviet collapse unleashed the neoconservative drive for US world hegemony. Russia under Putin, China, and Iran are the only constraints on the neoconservative agenda.
Russia’s nuclear missiles and military technology make Russia the strongest military obstacle to US hegemony. To neutralize Russia, Washington broke the Reagan-Gorbachev agreements and expanded NATO into former constituent parts of the Soviet Empire and now intends to bring former constituent parts of Russia herself–Georgia and Ukraine–into NATO. Washington withdrew from the treaty that banned anti-ballistic missiles and has established anti-ballistic missile bases on Russia’s frontier. Washington changed its nuclear war doctrine to permit nuclear first strike.
All of this is aimed at degrading Russia’s deterrent, thereby reducing the ability of Russia to resist Washington’s will.
The Russian government (and also the government of Ukraine) foolishly permitted large numbers of US funded NGOs to operate as Washington’s agents under cover of “human rights organizations,” “building democracy,” etc. The “pussy riot” event was an operation designed to put Putin and Russia in a bad light. (The women were useful dupes.) The Western media attacks on the Sochi Olympics are part of the ridiculing and demonizing of Putin and Russia. Washington is determined that Putin and Russia will not be permitted any appearance of success in any area, whether diplomacy, sports, or human rights.
The American media is a Ministry of Propaganda for the government and the corporations and helps Washington paint Russia in bad colors. Stephen F. Cohen accurately describes US media coverage of Russia as a “tsunami of shamefully unprofessional and politically inflammatory articles.”http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37635.htm
As a holdover from the Cold War, the US media retains the image of a free press that can be trusted. In truth, there is no free press in America (except for Internet sites). See for example:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/12/us-press-freedom-index-2014_n_4773101.html During the later years of the Clinton regime, the US government permitted 5 large conglomerates to concentrate the varied, dispersed and somewhat independent media.The value of these large mega-companies depends on their federal broadcast licenses.Therefore, the media dares not go against the government on any important issue. In addition, the media conglomerates are no longer run by journalists but by corporate advertising executives and former government officials, with an eye not on facts but on advertising revenues and access to government “sources.”
Washington is using the media to prepare the American people for confrontation with Russia and to influence Russians and other peoples in the world against Putin. Washington would love to see a weaker or more pliable Russian leader than Putin.
Many Russians are gullible. Having experienced communist rule and the chaos from collapse, they naively believe that America is the best place, the example for the world, the “white hat” that can be trusted and believed. This idiotic belief, which we see manifested in western Ukraine as the US destabilizes the country in preparation for taking it over, is an important weapon that the US uses to destabilize Russia.
Some Russians make apologies for Washington by explaining the anti-Russian rhetoric as simply a carryover from old stereotypes from the Cold War. “Old stereotypes” is a red herring, a misleading distraction. Washington is gunning for Russia. Russia is under attack, and if Russians do not realize this, they are history.
Many Russians are asleep at the switch, but the Izborsk Club is trying to wake them up. In an article (February 12) in the Russian weekly Zavtra, strategic and military experts warned that the Western use of protests to overturn the decision of the Ukraine government not to join the European Union had produced a situation in which a coup by fascist elements was a possibly. Such a coup would result in a fratricidal war in Ukraine and would constitute a serious “strategic threat to the Russian Federation.”
The experts concluded that should such a coup succeed, the consequences for Russia would be:
— Loss of Sevastopol as the base of the Russian Federation’s Black Sea Fleet;
— Purges of Russians in eastern and southern Ukraine, producing a flood of refugees;
— Loss of manufacturing capacities in Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov where contract work is done for the Russian military;
— Suppression of the Russian speaking population by forcible Ukrainianization;
— The establishment of US and NATO military bases in Ukraine, including in Crimea and the establishment of training centers for terrorists who would be set upon the Caucasus, the Volga Basin, and perhaps Siberia.
— Spread of the orchestrated Kiev protests into non-Russian ethnicities in cities of the Russian Federation.
The Russian strategists conclude that they “consider the situation taking shape in Ukraine to be catastrophic for the future of Russia.”
What is to be done? Here the strategic experts, who have correctly analyzed the situation, fall down. They call for a national media campaign to expose the nature of the takeover that is underway and for the government of the Russian Federation to invoke the Budapest Memorandum of 1994 in order to convene a conference of representatives of the governments of Russia, Ukraine, the USA, and Great Britain to deal with the threats to the Ukraine. In the event that the Budapest Memorandum governing the sovereignty of Ukraine is set aside by one or more of the parties, the experts propose that the Russian government, using the precedent of the Kennedy-Khrushchev negotiations that settled the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, negotiate directly with Washington a settlement of the developing crisis in Ukraine.
This is a pipe dream. The experts are indulging in self-deception. Washington is the perpetrator of the crisis in Ukraine and intends to take over Ukraine for the precise reasons that the experts list. It is a perfect plan for destabilizing Russia and for negating Putin’s successful diplomacy in preventing US military attack on Syria and Iran.
Essentially, if Washington succeeds in Ukraine, Russia would be eliminated as a constraint on US world hegemony, Only China would remain.
I suspected that Ukraine would come to a boiling point when Putin and Russia were preoccupied with the Sochi Olympics, leaving Russia unprepared. There is little doubt that Russia is faced with a major strategic threat. What are Russia’s real options? Certainly the options do not include any good will from Washington.
Possibly, Russia could operate from the American script. If Russia has drones, Russia could use drones like Washington does and use them to assassinate the leaders of the Washington-sponsored protests. Or Russia could send in Special Forces teams to eliminate the agents who are operating against Russia. If the EU continues to support the destabilization of Ukraine, Russia could cut off oil and gas supplies to Washington’s European puppet states.
Alternatively, the Russian Army could occupy western Ukraine while arrangements are made to partition Ukraine, which until recently was part of Russia for 200 years. It is certain that the majority of residents in eastern Ukraine prefer Russia to the EU. It is even possible that the brainwashed elements in the western half might stop foaming at the mouth long enough to comprehend that being in US/EU hands means being looted as per Latvia and Greece.
I am outlining the least dangerous outcomes of the crisis that Washington and its stupid European puppet states have created, not making recommendations to Russia. The worst outcome is a dangerous war. If the Russians sit on their hands, the situation will become unbearable for them. As Ukraine moves toward NATO membership and suppression of the Russian population, the Russian government will have to attack Ukraine and overthrow the foreign regime or surrender to the Americans. The likely outcome of the audacious strategic threat with which Washington is confronting Russia would be nuclear war.
The neoconservative Victoria Nuland sits in her State Department office happily choosing the members of the next Ukrainian government. Is this US official oblivious to the risk that Washington’s meddling in the internal affairs of Ukraine and Russia could be triggering nuclear war? Are President Obama and Congress aware that there is an Assistant Secretary of State who is provoking armageddon?
Insouciant Americans are paying no attention and have no idea that a handful of neoconservative ideologues are pushing the world toward destruction.
NOTE: I have received an email from Moldova, a country bordered by Romania and Ukraine with cities on the Moldova-Ukraine border, that Moldovans are paid 30 euros per day to pose as Ukrainian protesters. I would like to hear from readers who can confirm this report and/or provide a media source in support of this claim.
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. His latest book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is now available.
The Trigger: If This Ever Happens You Know You’re Days Away From Nuclear War
Feb 10, 2014
By Mac Slavo
It’s no secret that the world is on the brink of a significant paradigm shift. With the economy in shambles and the United States, Europe, China and Russia vying for hegemony over global affairs, it is only a matter of time before the powder keg goes critical.
As was the case with World Wars I and II, the chess pieces are being positioned well in advance. It’s happening on all levels – monetary, financial, economic, geo-political. Lines are being drawn. Alliances are being cemented.
We know that a widespread depression is sweeping across just about every nation on earth. The complete collapse of the world we have come to know as it relates to commerce and consumption is a foregone conclusion. We may not know exactly when or how the final nail is driven into the coffin, but we know it’s happening right before our eyes.
Throughout history, when countries have fallen into destitution and despair, their leaders have often resolved their domestic plights by finding foreign scapegoats. This time will be no different – for all parties involved.
In the following interview with Infowars’ Alex Jones, Joel Skousen of World Affairs Brief leaves nothing to the imagination and outlines what we can expect as East and West face off in coming years.
The trigger is clear. What will follow is nothing short of thermo-nuclear warfare on a massive scale.
Skousen: Why North Korea is The Trigger
(Video length 8:24 seconds)
The trigger event has to be North Korea… North Korea is the most rogue element in the world and yet it’s been given a pass by the U.S… We don’t do anything to stop its nuclear progress, unlike Iran.
Russia and China… it’s too early… they’re not ready to go to a third world war over Iran…
When you see a North Korean launch against the South… and they do some minor military attack every year, so you’ve got to be careful not to confuse those with a major artillery barrage on Seoul. If this ever starts you know you’re days away from nuclear war. People ought to get out of major cities that are major nuclear targets.
There has to be a reason why North Korea has been preserved… It can only be because the globalists know that they are the puppets of China and that they will be the trigger.
Here’s how I think it’s going down. I think there will be an attack against South Korea. The North Koreans have over two million troops… 20,000 artillery… they can level Seoul in a matter of three or four days. The only way the U.S. can stop that attack is using tactical nuclear weapons.
And that would give China the excuse to nuke the United States. U.S. is guilty of first-use, the U.S. is the bully of the world, Russia and Chinese unite to launch against U.S. military targets. Not civilian targets per say. There will be about 12 or 15 cities that are inextricably connected with the military that are going to get hit that I mentioned in Strategic Relocation… you don’t want to be in those cities.
You may have two days notice when that attack in Korea starts, before China launches on the United States.
And if you ever see everything blackout, because both Russia and China will use a preemptive nuclear EMP strike to take down the grid… before the nukes actually fall… anytime you see all electricity out, no news, nothing at all… that’s the time you need to be getting out of cities before the panic hits.
In his documentary Strategic Relocation, Skousen notes that the reason Russia and China have yet to take action is because they are not ready. But as current events suggest, they are making haste. Iran has apparently deployed warships near US borders and China has continually balked at internationally established air zones, encroaching on U.S. interests. North Korea continues to do whatever it wants, even after sanctions issued again their nuclear development plans by the United Nations. And, given President Obama’s refusal to attend the Olympic games with other world leaders that include Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, it should be obvious that the relationship between the world’s super powers are strained.
No one is willing to back down. And as we saw in the 20th century, that kind of diplomacy ends with the deaths of millions of people.
No one believed it could happen in the early 1910′s and again in the late 1930′s.
And with a Nobel Peace Prize winner at the helm of the freest nation on earth, not many Americans think it can happen in today’s modern and interconnected world.
But what if history rhymes once again?
Are we really to dismiss the warnings of Joel Skousen simply because it is such an outlier that it is impossible to imagine for most? Or do we look at history, see how such situations have unfolded over the last 5,000 years, and conclude that it is, in fact, possible that it happens again?
The lives of hundreds of millions of people are in the balance. That’s a sobering thought for average people, but mere chess pieces to the elite who sit behind the curtains with their fingers on the buttons.
As before, when the circumstances suit them and the time is right, they will invariably push those red buttons as their predecessors did before them.
Those in target cities in the U.S., Russia, China and Europe will become nothing more than statistics for the history books.
But if you know the warning signs, then perhaps at the very least, you stand a chance.
If you ever wake up one morning and your TV doesn’t work, the internet is down, and your cell phone is off, then you need to assume that your city or region was hit by asuper EMP weapon, such as those being developed and tested in North Korea, Russia and China.
As Skousen warns, in such a scenario you’ll have about two days to get out of major cities to a safe location outside of the blast radius. We recommend a number of resources, including Skousen’s Strategic Relocation and Holly Deyo’s Prudent Places, both of which outline safe areas in the United States based on various factors like population density, location of thoroughfares and resource availability.
When it starts all avenues for obtaining critical supplies will be unavailable. Therefore, wherever you are, prepare for the worst by stockpiling reserve food and water. Given the scenario outlined by Skousen, nations may well engage in conventional warfare after the nukes drop, meaning that you’ll need to be prepared to adapt to changing circumstances and know, at the very least, basic military strategies and tactics to evade, defend and attack.
It’s an outlier to be sure. But it’s one that has been experienced by every second or third generation on this planet since the dawn of human civilization.
It may well be our turn very soon.
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Celente - It’s Raining Bankers To Protect The US Dominance
February 18, 2014
Today the top trends forecaster in the world told King World News that there may in fact be over 20 dead bankers at this point, rather than the 7 that are being reported, and all of this is happening in order to protect US world dominance. Below is what Gerald Celente, founder of Trends Research and the man considered to be the top trends forecaster in the world, had to say in this remarkable interview.
Eric King: “Gerald, as you know it’s raining bankers, and Stephen Leeb told KWN this all has to do with the United States maintaining the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Meaning, people are being killed in order to protect secrets and to protect the dollar.”
Celente: “Yes. They are doing everything they can to keep the dollar as the reserve currency. We have more investigations into the rigging of LIBOR and global currency markets....
“So, this being done to keep the dollar strong as the economy gets weak. And maybe those involved in it on the banking side know too much, and they can’t afford for them to give up these secrets, so they are losing their lives.
I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but the facts speak for themselves. All of the sudden you are seeing a rash of bankers committing ‘suicide,’ as they call it. By some estimates we are talking about over 20 deaths now, rather than the 7 being reported. And with each new day there is a new death.
So what’s going on? Each new day there are new investigations coming out about who is rigging the FOREX markets. We know the markets are rigged, those are facts. Jim Cramer bragged last week that ‘Yes, the market is rigged.’ So it’s not a secret. But maybe the secrets are getting out, and the people that know too much are being silenced. This is more than just a coincidence, that all of the sudden there is an epidemic, so to speak, of bankers falling from buildings.
The latest news is that in Australia, their stock exchange is now dealing with yuan. So the Australians are giving the Chinese more of a presence to help assist with making the yuan part of a global reserve currency. With the US now moving to taper, we have to keep an eye on what China is doing to bolster its presence, and what kind of threat that increased presence represents to the US dollar’s status as the king of currencies.
We already know that China is the largest purchaser of physical gold in the world. So people are now beginning to wonder, is China preparing to push the yuan out as the world’s reserve currency, backed by gold? The bottom line is all of this represents an enormous threat to the US dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency.”
Celente added: “There is no recovery. You are looking at unemployment rates around the globe in some of the struggling countries of up to 30% - 40%. You are also seeing riots around the world. In Bosnia they are burning down government buildings.
Look at what’s going on in Italy: They talk about democracy -- there’s no democracy. They just had their 3rd new government that has been installed without elections. And what the news isn’t reporting is how disgusted the Italian people are. It’s estimated that 1,000 Italian businesses are closing each day. Just today, over 60,000 business owners in Italy marched on Rome.
So we are looking at unrest around the world. Look at the riots in Venezuela, the protests going on in Brazil and Argentina. They can’t get the people off the streets in Thailand. But here is the key: I have said this before, but it’s very important to remind people -- when all else fails, they take you to war. Or maybe in the case of the bankers, when all else fails and you know too much, you’re dead.”
Japan Physician: Parents should evacuate children from Tokyo; Danger from Fukushima radiation —
Published: February 14, 2014
“The threat has seemed to be spreading” — “I’ve seen a lot of patients badly affected”
Published: February 14th, 2014 at 6:33 pm ET By ENENews
Excerpts from an interview with Tokyo-based physician Shigeru Mita, Nelson Groom for Vice.com, Feb. 14, 2014 (h/t anonymous tip):
I’ve done examinations on more than 1,500 patients. [...] I run blood work and conduct thyroid ultrasound examinations. [...] I’ve mostly tested patients living in Tokyo, and I’ve found a lot of harmful symptoms in children, especially in kindergarten students or elementary school [...] serious effects in the elderly. There have been abnormalities in their differential white-blood-cell count [...] decline in the neutrophil [...] I conducted the first tests in December 2011 [...] the threat has seemed to be spreading into Tokyo since then.
There was a baby with a serious illness. [...] she had no neutrophils. [...] Thankfully, she recovered after moving to the Kyushu area. [...] there aren’t any medicines to help [...] I’ve seen a lot of patients from Tokyo who are badly affected, but when they move [...] they get better. After they come back to Tokyo, it gets worse again.
I believe [TEPCO’s reporting on the radiation] must be false. That said, discussing this is a waste of time. We need to use this time to help patients rather than discussing the validity of these statements. That’s the most pressing concern.
In Japan, commercial distribution is prosperous, so some of the contaminated food is definitely coming to Tokyo. [...] we should be testing everything thoroughly, and that at least children should be spared [...]
They are definitely not focusing on this particular concern. I believe the Japanese media have taken side with a small number of powerful people.
People living in eastern Japan [...] are trying to look away from the dangers of radioactivity. Hence they avoid taking the matter seriously.
I worry about the children, their parents, and the children who will be born in the future. I want the patients to move to the safer place [and] strongly recommend that anyone living in the area head to a safer place one or two months out of the year. I encourage everyone living in Tokyo to take blood tests as frequently as possible. [...]
More from Dr. Mita here: I hope adults will leave Tokyo, not just children — Strange things happening — Medications don’t seem to work — Rare diseases increasing dramatically.
Extreme loneliness worse for health than obesity and can lead to an early grave, scientists say
Between 20 and 40 per cent of older adults feel lonely
Sunday 16 February 2014
Feeling extreme loneliness on a long-term basis can be worse than obesity in terms of increasing the potentially lethal health risks that lead to premature death, scientists said.
Chronic loneliness has been shown to increase the chances of an early grave by 14 per cent, which is as bad as being overweight and almost as bad as poverty in undermining a person’s long-term wellbeing, a study has found.
As more people live longer, they are spending a bigger part of their lives feeling lonely. This is having a significant impact on their physical as well as mental health, the researchers found.
Loneliness is also becoming more common as people live alone or become isolated from relatives and friends, especially in retirement. Research has shown that at any given time between 20 and 40 per cent of older adults feel lonely.
A recent survey by the Mental Health Foundation found that 10 per cent of Britons often feel lonely, a third have a close friend or relative who they think is very lonely and half think that people are getting lonelier in general.
A study of more than 2,000 Americans aged over 50 who were followed-up over six-years found that the degree to which they felt lonely could be linked to their overall risk of death due to ill health at the end of this period.
Professor John Cacioppo, a psychologist at the University of Chicago, said there are dramatic differences in the rate of decline in physical and mental health as people age and that these can be linked to the number of satisfying relationships people continue to keep with friends and relatives as they get older.
“We have mythic notions of retirement. We think that retirement means leaving friends and family and buying a place down in Florida where it is warm and living happily ever after. But that’s probably not the best idea,” Professor Cacioppo said.
“Retiring to Florida to live in a warmer climate among strangers isn’t necessarily a good idea if it means you are disconnected from the people who mean the most to you,” he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
“ We find people who continue to interact with coworkers after retirement and have friends close by are less lonely...it it true throughout the world. I’ve done studies in Europe and China and we are not seeing any differences, regardless of where we look,” he said.
“The results were unchanged when you considered their objective social circumstance, for instance whether they were married or lived near family and friends. These didn’t change the association between loneliness and mortality,” he told the meeting.
Although many people state that the prefer their own company, the solitude or joy of being alone is not the same as the pain of feeling alone, which can lead to depression and low self-esteem, he said.
Chronic loneliness is linked with higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the morning, which raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Loneliness is also linked with higher blood pressure and a weakening of the immune system, Professor Cacioppo said.
One possible explanation for its link with ill-health is that loneliness seems to make people sleep less deeply. Lonely people tend to suffer from brief “microawakenings” in the night, which may reflect a nervousness about being alone at night, he said.
“As people age and lose mobility, they are at an increased risk of chronic loneliness, which would threaten the person’s well-being almost immediately, and would increase their odds for depression, compromised immunity, and fatigue due to poorer quality sleep — all of which could hasten their ageing,” Professor Cacioppo said.
His advice to people who are worried about being lonely is: “Take time to enjoy yourself and share good times with family and friends. Non-lonely people enjoy themselves with other people.”
(Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25:34-40)
No War, No Money, No Problems. The Island At The End Of The Earth, Where Life Is Good
It is one of the most isolated island communities in the world. The tiny Pacific island of Palmerston is visited by a supply ship twice a year – at most – and the long and hazardous journey deters all but the most intrepid visitors. What’s more, most of its 62 inhabitants are descended from one man – an Englishman who settled there 150 years ago.
Photo: © BBC.co.uk
Nine days of constant movement. Nine days in a boat, unable to stand. Nine days with the fear of being hit by a tropical storm, thousands of miles from rescue. The Pacific Ocean is big. Far bigger than one would imagine. This is the journey to the island at the end of the earth.
Part of the Cook Islands, Palmerston is one of a handful of islands connected by a coral reef which surrounds the calm waters of a central lagoon. But within this entire area the reef sits too high in the water for sea planes to land – and outside it the ocean is simply too rough. It is also too far from anywhere for a normal helicopter to fly to. The sea is the only access.
So getting there is not easy. After two days of flying – from London via Los Angeles – we set off by boat from Tahiti.
After five days of sailing in our small yacht, the clouds turn a menacing black. The strength of the sun has gone and a worrying chill hangs in the air. A sudden clatter of heavy rain hits the side of the boat. A bolt of lightning strikes the sea.
With the sail at full height, the strength of the wind pushes the boat over a full 60 degrees, dragging us sideways through the water. There’s very little that can be done once the sail has dropped – the boat is at the complete mercy of the elements.
And there is no-one to help. During nine days at sea we see nothing. No other ships, no wildlife, and no aircraft – not even at 50,000 feet. Nothing.
This extreme journey prevents all but the most determined of visitors from ever reaching Palmerston, a tiny patch of green surrounded by thousands of miles of ocean.
Photo: © BBC.co.uk
The height of the island means it is not visible until just two miles away and in bad weather it’s simply impossible to see. Over the years, tens if not hundreds of boats have hit the reef hiding just below the waves, leaving the sailors stranded. The latest wreck, brought down just three years ago, sits on the beach with a gaping hole in its side. The parts of these ships – engines, wooden planks and masts – have been salvaged by the islanders and re-used. Nothing goes to waste here. .
William Marsters was Palmerston’s first permanent inhabitant 150 years ago. I was told – with some confidence – that he had sailed with Captain Cook’s ship as a carpenter. But while the famous explorer died in 1779, William wasn’t born until at least 1830.
Marsters lived in the Cook Islands from the 1850′s and in the early 1860′s, he was appointed caretaker of Palmerston by its then owner, a British merchant, John Brander. He moved there in 1863 accompanied by his wife, a Polynesian woman, and two of her cousins. Today, all but three of the residents are direct descendants of William.
Approaching the beach / Photo: © BBC.co.uk
“Welcome to my world, a land of white sands and coconuts. Nothing goes wrong in Palmerston,” says Bob Marsters, a resident of the island.
“Eh boy, grab these fellas a coconut – drink, drink.” Bob’s son knocks off the top of a coconut using a machete and I sit down on a plastic garden chair and drink.
“You know I love this place, all the people fighting wars should just come to Palmerston and go for a swim, play some volleyball,” says Bob. “No need for all that fighting and killing everybody, no-one fighting here.”
I listen to the wind rippling through the leaves of the palm trees. Then, in one of the most surreal moments of my life, surrounded by 3,000 miles of open ocean, I hear one of the islanders listening to her favorite song. Not a gently lilting melody but rather, “Boom, boom, boom – Vengaboys are coming” – the distinctive sound of cheesy Euro dance pop.
Officially a New Zealand protectorate, Palmerston receives many of the modern amenities that we take for granted. Housing, power (for a couple of hours a day), the internet (for a couple of hours a day), even – for a lucky few – a mobile phone signal.
Yet the people of Palmerston have no shop, just two toilets, and rainwater is collected for drinking water. Money is only used to buy supplies from the outside world – not from each other.
“That’s one thing I’m so proud of with the families living on Palmerston – we work together, we love each other and we share,” says Bob.
“For instance, when I’m out of rice or flour I can just go next door and if they have – they give. I’m really happy people don’t sell things here. The supply ship hasn’t been for six months but we don’t cry over rice or steak, we just manage with our coconuts and our fish. But the day the freighter arrives it’s like Christmas Day,” he laughs.
Bob is the mayor of Palmerston and lives at one end of the main street. It is a strip of sand no more than 100 meters long and is home to just half a dozen buildings. “This is the main road, no bus stops here, no buses to wait for in Palmerston,” says Bob with a hearty chuckle.
In the 1950′s, Lt Cdr Victor Clark’s boat was shipwrecked and he lived on the island for nine months while it was repaired. This experience features heavily in his book, On the Wind of a Dream: A Saga of Solace.
When he died aged 97, his daughter Rose made the long journey to Palmerston from her home in Devon to scatter his ashes. “It was his favorite time of life,” she says. And a year after she first arrived, she is still here. “My adventure here’s been great, not what I planned. I thought I was coming over for a short visit before heading off to carry on with the rat race of life.”
During her visit, she was asked to look after the school’s only special needs pupil, a child who has ADHD. “I initially turned it down because I could not imagine living on a tiny atoll hundreds of miles from the nearest life. But then I realized – that’s what I was doing in the UK, it’d be pretty selfish to leave this little eight-year-old that couldn’t be at school.
“They’re such a family-orientated community – it’s very beautiful. I’ve learnt a lot about their closeness while I’ve been here.” On the days when there is no school, Rose joins other women to make traditional hats or baskets from palm leaves. More often than not, the group can be heard singing and laughing together. It is a social gathering, but it also highlights the lack of young adults. While the young children do the lifting and unskilled tasks, the older women do the intricate weaving, a skill perfected over many years. But there are no young adults here for the women to pass on their knowledge and family stories to.
Photo: © BBC.co.uk Nevertheless, the Palmerstonians seem to have a good life. The days are long and the working hours short. As Bob says: “You are free to do what you want to do.” In the evenings, the schoolchildren go swimming or play volleyball, while some of the men gather around the island’s only TV to watch the rugby highlights. The women relax on hammocks, laughing and joking. In all this, alcohol plays no real part. Until the next supply ship makes an appearance, the island is dry. Beer is sometimes brewed, but only for special occasions. Edward, the island’s policeman, is probably the least busy police officer in the world. I ask one of the islanders what would happen if someone was to steal a coconut. “I’d fill a wheel barrow [with coconuts] and take it round,” he tells me. “They’re obviously desperate but too proud to ask for one.” So with his spare time, Edward makes things. He’s particularly good at making ukuleles. He uses a piece of wood from the tree they call the mahogany tree, a coconut and fishing line for strings. He also plays them, very well as it happens. As we sit outside his squat house, his brother Simon runs over with a plate of food.
Photo: © BBC.co.uk / Policeman Edward “No one fed you lunch yet, eh?” he says, placing it on the table. And so, surrounded by engine parts, coconuts and my third lunch of the day, Edward and his brother Simon sing the Farewell song. It tells of William Marsters’ trip to Palmerston a century and a half ago, when he “sang farewell to happy London town”. As we prepare to leave, Bob appears with a basket of fish. He has been luckier than Bill with his catch and shares it across the whole island. “We share everything with our family,” he says, handing us two fish for the return leg of our journey. Bob turns and looks out across the lagoon. “We were made to enjoy the world, enjoy the fresh air, enjoy the sunshine, enjoy the things God put us on the earth to enjoy. He didn’t put us on the earth to kill other people or hate other people.” By Thomas Martienssen for BBC News Magazine
next week...keep on believing.
know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the
third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not
know—God knows. And I know that this man—whether in the body or
apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— was caught up to
paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is
permitted to tell.”
(2 Corinthians 12:2-4)