And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.”
(Matthew 24:22)
The Elect's Sake

Dear Friends,

Greetings! If we, or anyone, website, news organization, scholar, etc. do not understand and believe Ephesians 6:12, our understanding of the reasons for the sad chaotic state of the world today will never be completely understood. Trying to pinpoint the reason for the myriad of problems will ultimately prove to be elusive and unsolvable and end in failure as it always has and will.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

As we have said on other occasions, we live in an age of terrific deception. This is only going to become worse as time goes by as Satan and his minions continue to cast out his flood of lies to deceive the world. “And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.” Revelation 9:15, 2 Thessalonians 2:9

An important spiritual gift we surely need in this time and the times that are coming is mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:10, “discerning of spirits”. KJV. The NLV translation puts it this way, the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit.

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” 2 Corinthians 11:14

Discernment is the ability to obtain sharp perceptions or to judge well (or the activity of so doing). In the case of judgement, discernment can be psychological or moral in nature. In the sphere of judgement, discernment involves going past the mere perception of something and making nuanced judgments about its properties or qualities. Considered as a virtue, a discerning individual is considered to possess wisdom, and be of good judgement; especially so with regard to subject matter often overlooked by others.” Wikipedia

Charles H. Spurgeon wrote, “Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right.”

Satan does not care who he uses in the pursuit of his goals, to receive mankind’s worship, man's rejection of God and Jesus, and the destruction of God's entire creation. Except those days be shortened...

The worldly “elite” may think they are near the apex of the pyramid, but they “shall hide all idols made with hands, having carried them into the caves, and into the clefts of the rocks, and into the caverns of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and by reason of the glory of his might, when he shall arise to strike terribly the earth. For in that day a man shall cast forth his silver and gold abominations, which they made in order to worship vanities and bats; to enter into the caverns of the solid rock, and into the clefts of the rocks, for fear of the Lord, and by reason of the glory of his might, when he shall arise to strike terribly the earth” saying “to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath has come; and who shall be able to stand?” Isaiah 2:18-21, Revelation 6:16-17

But for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.” Synonyms for “elect” include the chosen, the elite, the favored; the crème de la crème.

The real elite, God's people will go on to rule and reign in Jesus' coming kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5

Have a great week ahead.

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Official: Paris unity rally largest in French history

Up to three million marchers flood streets across France after 17 people were killed during three days of attacks

January 11, 2015 9:00AM ET Updated 8:38PM ET

More than a million people surged through the boulevards of Paris behind dozens of world leaders walking arm-in-arm Sunday in a rally for unity described as the largest demonstration in French history — a march organized to show harmony after three days of attacks that left 17 dead. Millions more marched around the country and the world to repudiate three days of terror that killed 17 people and changed France.

As night fell, French President Francois Hollande joined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a visit to a synagogue as authorities sought to reassure the Jewish population — Europe's largest — that it is safe to stay in France. About 7,000 of France's half-million Jews emigrated to Israel last year amid concerns for their safety and the economy.

"The entire world is under attack" from radical Islam, Netanyahu said, citing attacks in cities from Madrid to Mumbai. He said these aren't isolated incidents but part of a "network of hatred" by radical groups. At the synagogue, 17 candles were lit in tribute to the victims of the attacks.

The event capped an emotional day. Calling the rally "unprecedented," and the largest demonstration in French history, France's Interior Ministry said the demonstrators were so numerous they spread beyond the official march route, making them impossible to count.

Later in the day, the ministry said 3.7 million marched throughout France, including roughly between 1.2 million and 1.6 million in Paris — but added that a precise count is impossible given the enormity of the turnout.

French media estimate that nearly two million people participated in the Paris rally, more than the numbers who took to the capital’s streets when the Allies liberated the city from the Nazis in World War II. And up to three million people took part in marches across the country.

"It's a different world today," said Parisian Michel Thiebault, 70. He was among a crowd wildly cheering police as their vans made their way through the crowd — a sound unheard of at the frequent protests held in France, where police and demonstrators are often at odds.

Their arms linked, more than 40 world leaders headed the somber procession, setting aside their differences for a manifestation that Hollande said turned the city into "the capital of the world."

Hardened rivals such as Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov were among the world leaders who gathered together in the giant formal rooms of the Elysee, along with French President Francois Hollande.

Some 2,200 police and soldiers patrolled Paris streets to protect marchers from would-be attackers, with police snipers on rooftops and plain-clothes detectives mingling with the crowd. City sewers were searched ahead of the vigil and underground train stations around the march route are due to be closed down.

The "silent march" reflects shock over the worst assault on a European city in nine years. For France, it has raised questions of free speech, religion and security, and beyond French frontiers it exposed the vulnerability of states to urban attacks.

Seventeen people, including journalists and police, were killed in three days of violence that began with a shooting attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday and ended with a hostage-taking at a Jewish grocery.

The Charlie Hebdo attackers, Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34 — two French-born brothers of Algerian origin — singled out the weekly for its publication of cartoons depicting and ridiculing the Prophet Mohammad.

All three gunmen were killed in what local commentators have called "France's 9/11."

Hours before the march, a video appeared online apparently made by one of the gunman before he took hostages at the grocery on Friday. In the video, Amedy Coulibaly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and urged French Muslims to follow his example.

Under a blue winter sky and bright sunshine in Paris, thousands gathered early to inspect wreaths for the victims at Place de la Republique, the square from which the march will head off through Paris later. Giant letters attached to a statue in the middle of the square spelt out "Pourquoi?" — "Why?" Overnight, an illuminated sign on the Arc de Triomphe read: "Paris est Charlie," or "Paris is Charlie."

More than four million marchers flooded streets across France, according to French media, including 300,000 in Lyon, 100,000 in Bordeaux and an estimated 60,000 people in Marseille.

Tens of thousands of people also rallied worldwide in solidarity with France, with marchers across Europe and the Middle East chanting "Je suis Charlie" and holding pens in the air. From Berlin to London and Jerusalem to Beirut, crowds waved French flags and sang the anthem La Marseillaise.

In Europe, Berlin hosted one of the biggest rallies, where 18,000 people marched wearing t-shirts saying "Checkpoint Charlie Hebdo" — a reference to the Cold War-era Checkpoint Charlie in the once-divided German city.

Elsewhere in Europe, 12,000 people rallied in Vienna and about 3,000 people turned out in driving snow in Stockholm, while roughly 2,000 people marched in Dublin.

While there has been widespread solidarity with the victims, there have been dissenting voices in France. French social media have carried comments from those uneasy with the "Je suis Charlie" slogan interpreted as freedom of expression at all cost. Others suggest there was hypocrisy in world leaders, whose countries have repressive media laws, attending the march.

Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen, whom analysts see receiving a boost in the polls due to the attacks, said her anti-immigrant party had been excluded from the Paris demonstration and would instead take part in regional marches.

Daniel Benisty, a young Jewish singer, and Riad, a 60-year-old Muslim shopkeeper were among the sea of people, from across the religious and political divide, who packed the streets of Paris on Sunday.

"We can live together," said Benisty, 30. "It's the idea of living together because we share the same values, liberty, fraternity, equality, to live in peace and respect each other despite our differences."

"Exactly!" agreed Riad, the shopkeeper, who declined to give his last name. "I think people have woken up."

Al Jazeera and news services

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Daily Mail

'Every single French Jew I know has left Paris': Editor of Britain's Jewish Chronicle claims people are fleeing terror-hit French capital

  • Stephen Pollard says terror attack on Kosher store in Paris is no 'fluke'

  • 'Every single French Jew I know has either left or is actively working out how to leave', he said

  • Experts believe that more than 100,000 French Jews have left since 2013

  • France's Chief Rabbi has said after a number of attacks on Jews in the past year: 'Jews murdered were targeted specifically because they were Jewish'

  • Policing stepped up across British Jewish areas, community body says

  • Mayor's office has announced closure of shops in famous Jewish area

By MARTIN ROBINSON FOR MAILONLINE and JAMES WHITE FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 11:22 EST, 9 January 2015 | UPDATED: 15:02 EST, 9 January 2015

Warning: Stephen Pollard, editor of the Jewish Chronicle, says that Jews are fleeing France and this will increase because of today's terror attack

Jews are fleeing terror-hit Paris because of growing anti-Semitism in France, one of Britain's most influential Jewish journalists said today.

Stephen Pollard, editor of the Jewish Chronicle, spoke out after an Islamic terrorist took six people hostage and held them captive in a Kosher supermarket in the French capital.

This afternoon police ordered all shops in a famous Jewish neighborhood in central Paris to close.

The mayor's office in Paris announced the closure of shops along the Rosiers street in Paris' Marais neighborhood, in the heart of the tourist district and less than a mile away from the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo where 12 people were killed on Wednesday.

Hours before the Jewish Sabbath, the street is usually crowded with French Jews and tourists alike.

Mr Pollard said today's terror attack in Paris, linked to the massacre at the office of Charlie Hebdo, will force more French Jews to flee the country.

Many are moving to Britain or to Israel, according to a report published in the newspaper last year.

He said the fact that a terrorist had chosen to target a Jewish store was no 'fluke'.

In a series of tweets he said: 'Every single French Jew I know has either left or is actively working out how to leave'.

'So, it's a fluke that the latest target is a kosher grocer, is it?

'What's going on in France - outrages that have been getting worse for years - put our antisemitism problems in perspective'.

The hostage situation in the Porte de Vincennes part of the city is ongoing today.

But amid fears the terror attack may be linked to anti-Semitism police have also demanded that shops on Rue des Rosiers, in the Jewish quarter of Paris, to close early 'as a precaution' in case of further violence.18 months ago France had around 500,000 Jewish residents - the largest population in the EU - but this may now be below 400,000, Mr Pollard's newspaper said.

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THE INDEPENDENT

The new anti-Semitism: Majority of British Jews feel they have no future in UK, says new study

The report coincides with a general rise in antisemitic attacks last year

CAHAL MILMO

CHIEF REPORTER

Wednesday 14 January 2015

More than half of British Jewish people fear Jews have no future in the UK, according to a new study which also reveals that antisemitic sentiments are more prevalent than widely believed.

British society is at a “tipping point” with Jewish families increasingly questioning whether to stay in the country, campaigners claim today.

The warning is bolstered by a new YouGov poll showing that 45 per cent of Britons agreed with at least one of four antisemitic statements put to them. Some 25 per cent agreed with the idea that “Jews chase money more than other British people” while one in five accepted as true that “Jews’ loyalty to Israel makes them less loyal to Britain than other British people”.

A further 13 per cent said of those surveyed in the poll commissioned by the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) agreed that “Jews talk about the Holocaust too much in order to get sympathy”.

The study coincides with a general rise in antisemitic attacks last year - from cemetery desecration and violence to the display of offensive posters - and increased anxiety caused by the murder of four people by gunman Amedy Coulibaly in a kosher grocery store in the French capital on Friday.

Police and community groups are stepping up security at Jewish locations across the Britain in response to the Paris terror attacks,

The Community Security Trust (CST), the organisation which monitors anti-Jewish hate crime as well as helping to secure buildings and places of worship, said it had increased activity in cooperation with police to guard Jewish sites and location in response to the Paris attack.

Dave Rich, the CST’s deputy director of communications, said: “People are worried. They have seen what has happened in Paris as an indication of how things could potentially get here if the situation gets worse.

“Things are not the same in Britain as they are in France - there is not the same level of hostility or day-to-day antisemitism. But there is an element of fear that it could happen here and we must do our utmost to unite and stand against it.”

The CST last year recorded a 36 per cent rise in antisemitic attacks in the first six months of 2014, prior to the Israeli assault on Gaza which caused more than 1,000 Palestinian civilian deaths. In July, the month when Operation Protective Edge was at its height, London saw the highest-ever level of hate crime, of which more than nine tenths was aimed at Jews.

The Independent understands that annual figures due to be published next month will show that the upward trend in attacks has continued through the second half of 2014 and could set a new record high.

It comes amid evidence that anti-Jewish sentiments are commonly held in British society and insecurity is widely felt among Britain’s 269,000 Jews.

A survey by the CAA of more than 2,200 British Jews - close to one per cent of the population - found that more than half of British Jews feel they have witness more antisemitism in the past two years than they have witness before.

The CAA research also shows that a quarter of British Jews have considered leaving the country. An overall majority - 54 per cent - of British Jewish people questioned for the survey said they fear Jews have no future in the United Kingdom. A further 45 per cent of Jews said they felt their family was threatened by Islamist extremism.

Gideon Falter, chairman of the CAA, which was established this summer, said: “These results are shocking wake up call straight after the atrocities in Paris. Britain is at a tipping point: unless antisemitism is met with zero tolerance, it will grow and British Jews will increasingly question their place in their own country. Britain’s Jews must be shown that they are not alone.”

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The study comes as campaigners today warn that despite disarray in the far right, antisemitism remains a strong in many extremist groups. The Labour MP Luciana Berger was last year the subject of death threats and an antisemitic Twitter hate campaign sparked by a neo-Nazi group.

Jonathan Sacerdoti, spokesman for the CAA, said: “British values of tolerance and pluralism must be upheld, so that minority groups like Jews feel comfortable and protected.”

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Zero Hedge

Turkish President's Stunning Outburst: The French Are Behind The Charlie Hebdo Massacre; Mossad Blamed

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 01/13/2015 23:55 -0500

It was less than 48 hours ago when Turkey’s prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, joined millions marching in Paris to pay tribute to the 17 people killed by ISIS-supporting extremists. Then, almost the moment he got back, things changed, and as the FT politely paraphrases what transpired, the "country’s president struck a much more confrontational tone." That's one way of putting it. Another is that the former PM and current president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, of NATO-member Turkey did the unthinkable: accused the west, and French citizens in particular, of staging the Charlie Hebdo murder in order to blame Muslims, even as the mayor of Ankara said "Mossad is definitely behind such incidents . . . it is boosting enmity towards Islam."

"The duplicity of the west is obvious,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a press conference on Monday evening. “As Muslims we have never sided with terror or massacres: racism, hate speech, Islamophobia are behind these massacres.”

His punchline: "The culprits are clear: French citizens undertook this massacre and Muslims were blamed for it,” he added.

The FT is confused: "Although political leaders in Turkey have repeatedly condemned the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine, a Jewish supermarket and a policewoman, a parallel narrative has emerged in the country, with conspiracy theorists blaming the murders on foreign intelligence agencies rather than radical Islamists."

It's not just the French who were said to be behind the attack: so is Mossad:

Melih Gokcek, mayor of Ankara for the ruling AK party, said on Monday that “Mossad [the Israeli intelligence service] is definitely behind such incidents . . . it is boosting enmity towards Islam.” Mr Gokcek linked the attacks to French moves towards recognising Palestine.

Ali Sahin, a member of Turkey’s parliament and foreign affairs spokesman for the AK party, last week set out eight reasons why he suspected the killings were staged so that “the attack will be blamed on Muslims and Islam”.

But back to Erdogan:

In his own remarks on Monday, Mr Erdogan added: “Games are being played throughout the Islamic world”. He expressed bewilderment that French intelligence services had not followed the culprits more effectively.

The FT is further confused that Turkey is not the only place which has dared to offer conspiratorial theories: Russia is too.

In Russia, some pro-Kremlin commentators sought to link the killings to geopolitical machinations by the US.

Komsomolskaya Pravda, one of Russia’s leading tabloids, ran the headline: “Did the Americans stage the terror attack in Paris?” and posted a series of interviews on its website that presented various reasons why Washington might have organised the attack.

In one interview, Alexander Zhilin, head of the pro-Kremlin Moscow Centre for the Study of Applied Problems, claimed the terror attack was US retribution against President François Hollande for a January 6 radio interview in which Mr Hollande urged the EU to lift sanctions against Russia. Washington used the attacks as “a quick fix for consolidating” US and EU geopolitical interests in Ukraine, Mr Zhilin claimed.

The FT is most stunned that in Russia the events in Charlie Hebdo are being equated to the 9/11 tragedy:

For the last 10 years, so-called Islamist terrorism has been under the control of one of the world’s leading intelligence agencies,” Alexei Martynov, director of the International Institute for New States, a think-tank, told pro-Kremlin internet outlet LifeNews. “I am sure that some American supervisors are responsible for the terror attacks in Paris, or in any case the Islamists who carried them out.”

Whatever could have given the Russian this idea...

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RT

Islamophobic Hitler ads appear on San Francisco buses

Published time: January 15, 2015 10:16

Edited time: January 16, 2015 04:47

An anti-Islamic, pro-Israeli lobby group has stirred controversy in San Francisco with a series of provocative ads on 50 buses, with images of Adolf Hitler accompanied by a demand to stop all aid to Islamic countries and an appeal to “stop the hate.”

The ads are the latest effort by the pro-Israel, Houston-based American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) to whip up anti-Muslim sentiment across the US. The group is well-known for its previous Islamophobic advertising campaigns in major US cities.

The ads appeared in the wake of the recent terrorist atrocities in France, where attacks on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket killed 17 people, including two police officers.

“Islamic Jew hatred,” the ads read. “It's in the Quran.”

The ads on buses operated by Muni, San Francisco’s municipal transportation agency, feature an archive photograph of Hitler talking with a Muslim leader from Palestine in the first half of the 20th century, Haj Mohammed Effendi Amin el-Husseini, who was a prominent Palestinian Arab nationalist and critic of Zionism.

SFGate.com, the website of the San Francisco Chronicle, described the ads as equating Islam with Nazism.

Pamela Geller, founder of the AFDI, told Reuters she had been working on the San Francisco ads since last spring.

“It's the only way to leapfrog over the media,” she was reported as saying. “It's the only way to talk directly to the American people.”

AFDI’s previous controversial campaigns in New York, Washington DC and San Francisco sparked outrage from both politicians and civil rights activists.

A 2012 AFDI ad campaign proclaimed: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”

In March 2013, the group ran ads bearing a picture of Osama Bin Laden, calling for people to oppose jihadists.

San Francisco authorities have criticized the ads, but have not sought to ban them, citing freedom of speech rights.

“We understand and apologize that people could be offended by these ads,” Paul Rose, a spokesman for Muni, said Tuesday. “Neither the city nor Muni endorse the content of these negative ads. However, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech, including speech that is considered offensive,” SFGate reported Rose as saying.

“Refusing placement would almost certainly result in a lawsuit that forces the city to run the ads under court order, and we believe taxpayer dollars should be used to improve transit and the overall transportation network – not on lawsuits,” Rose said.

Last year, the AFDI sued New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to get similar anti-Islamic ads running.

American Freedom Defense Initiative pro-Israel lobby group pays MTA to put up scathing racist ads in NYC transport

The Southern Poverty Law Center has categorized the American Freedom Defense Initiative as a hate group.

American Freedom Defense Initiative is using NYC Subway clocks to speak truth about Qur'an.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has accused AFDI of provoking public outrage intentionally to raise money, and has previously run rival ads confronting the AFDI’s Islamophobic posters. This time, it declined to do so.

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for CAIR, commented on AFDI’s Geller, saying: “We’re not going to chase her from city to city trying to undo the hatred she promotes,” he said. “We’d be doing little else. She seems to have an unending capacity for the promotion of hatred.”

The majority of people who encounter such posters will see the ads as “hate and intolerance and fear-mongering,” Hooper said.

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WND

ERDOGAN BLASTS WEST FOR PARIS MASSACRES

Claims French citizens carried it out while 'Muslims pay price'

Published: January 13,2015

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan with President Obama

WASHINGTON – The battle lines between Turkey and Egypt over who will be the “moderate” voice of Islam in the Middle East became more pronounced as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the West of “blaming Muslims” for the attack last week on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Erdogan’s allegation against the West comes as Turkey, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, increasingly demonstrates support for the Islamic State, or ISIS, which has declared the formation of an Islamic caliphate from conquests of portions of Syria and Iraq.

ISIS took credit along with Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula for the attacks in Paris over three days last week that took 17 lives.

In addition to the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a Jewish delicatessen was attacked by a jihadist Muslim claiming to belong to ISIS, killing four people.

Erdogan said French citizens carried out the massacre “and Muslims pay the price.” The three Islamic jihadists – Cherif Kouachi, 32, his brother Said Kouachi, 34 and Amedy Coulibaly, 32 – were born in France but also were Muslims who swore allegiance to al-Qaida and ISIS.

Erdogan’s comments are in sharp contrast with those of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on New Year’s Day to Muslim clerics, urging them to take responsibility to change the world’s outlook on Islam.

“I am referring here to the religious clerics. … It’s “inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire ummah (Islamic community) to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of world. Impossible!” Sisi said.

“That thinking – I am not saying ‘religion’ but ‘thinking’ – that corpus of texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the centuries, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible, is antagonizing the entire world. It’s antagonizing the entire world! … All this that I am telling you, you cannot feel it if you remain trapped within this mindset. You need to step outside of yourselves to be able to observe it and reflect on it from a more enlightened perspective,” the Egyptian president said.

“I say and repeat again that we are in need of a religious revolution. You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world, I say it again, the entire world is waiting for your next move … because this ummah is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost – and it is being lost by our own hands.”

Erdogan, however, said the West was “playing games with the Islamic world” and warned Muslims to be “aware.”

He said “French citizens carry out such a massacre and Muslims pay the price.”

“That’s very meaningful. Doesn’t their intelligence organization track those who leave prison?” Erdogan asked rhetorically. “Games are being played with the Islamic world, we need to be aware of this.

“The West’s hypocrisy is obvious,” Erdogan said. “As Muslims, we’ve never taken part in terrorist massacres. Behind these lie racism, hate speech and Islamophobia.”

He also condemned the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the solidarity march last week with other world leaders in Paris.

“How can a man who has killed 2,500 people in Gaza with state terrorism wave his hand in Paris, like people are waiting in excitement for him to do so? How dare he go there,” Erdogan said.

Nevertheless, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu attended the rally, even though his country has refused to join the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition and will not allow the U.S. to use the Turkish Incirlik Air Base from which to launch aircraft against ISIS positions in Syria.

Turkey is opposed to attacking ISIS, which continues to use Turkey to funnel recruits and supplies to its fighters in Syria. Instead, Erdogan seeks the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to be replaced by a Sunni government in a country whose population is predominantly Sunni.

Assad, a Shiite Alawite, is in close alliance with Shiite Iran, which has developed a so-called Shiite crescent to include Iran, Iraq, Syria and increasingly Lebanon.

Erdogan, who has designs on recreating the Ottoman caliphate, is eager to bring back under Turkish rule portions of Syria, such as around Aleppo, were part of the Ottoman empire.

Regional analysts see Turkey becoming increasingly radical even while trying to sell the West on its “moderation.”

With Erdogan as Turkey’s newly elected president and chief of his Islamist party, the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, the country has shifted from a secular state in the 1990s to an Islamist government. It is the almost the exact opposite direction recently taken by Turkey’s main competitor for regional power, Egypt.

Turkey is veering ever-further from the West and is embracing more of the jihadist mantra while also attempting to appear to be the “moderate” Sunni alternative in the region to either Saudi Arabia or its chief competitor, Egypt.

Looking more eastward, Erdogan has allowed the Muslim Brotherhood leadership to stay in Turkey after it was kicked out of Egypt and Qatar, has allowed the Muslim Brotherhood-backed Hamas to shift its headquarters from Damascus to Ankara and has provided material assistance to ISIS.

Such backing has prompted critics to call for the U.S. to put Turkey on the terrorism list and to kick it out of NATO.

Erdogan not only has increased arrests of journalists critical of his policies but has allowed his AKP to infiltrate the judiciary system and the police. In addition, Erdogan has minimized opposition parties and has sidelined the military, which, at one time, was the major defender of Turkey’s secular system.

Yet, the U.S. has done little to confront Turkey over its direction.

In turning eastward and attempting to make Turkey the top Islamist country in the region, Erdogan has put Turkey on a collision course with Egypt, which also has Islamist credentials but, unlike Ankara, is opposed to ISIS, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Erdogan had been close to Egypt, especially when Muslim Brotherhood-backed Mohamed Morsi was the Egyptian president for a year before Sisi ousted him in a military coup in 2013. At the time, Erdogan called Sisi an “illegitimate tyrant” and a “coup-maker.”

Immediately following Sisi’s election as president, Erdogan declared him to be “null and void.” In response, Egypt canceled visa-free travel for Turkish citizens as well as a transit agreement for Turkish trucks.

Even if there is an effort to mend fences with Sisi, the Turkish president’s labeling of the Egyptian president of an “illegitimate tyrant” may impede that prospect, sources say.

Erdogan criticized Sisi for asking Interpol in December to issue a red notice on the Qatar-based cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi, spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The red notice bars the Egyptian-born, 88-year-old Qaradawi from traveling to other countries after being accused of “incitement and assistance to commit intentional murder, helping prisoners to escape, arson, vandalism and theft.”

Qatar followed suit and kicked out Qaradawi, who then relocated to Turkey, with Erdogan’s welcome.

Because of Erdogan’s biting criticism of Sisi, Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Turkey and expelled the Turkish ambassador.

The dispute between Erdogan and Sisi doesn’t seem to be diminishing.

“Look, a person who came to power through coup is giving instructions to Interpol,” Erdogan said recently. “Based on this instruction, a step is being taken for the arrest of Youssel al-Qaradawi, president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars. What kind of a business is this?”

In supporting Erdogan, Qaradawi recently denounced the ISIS creation of a caliphate, saying Turkey is the capital of the caliphate.

Such a notion, however, will be at odds with Sisi’s major backer, Saudi Arabia, which historically has condemned the Turkish Ottoman caliphate.

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SUNDAY'S ZAMAN

Spy agency planning false-flag terror acts in crowded areas, whistleblower claims

January 10, 2015, Saturday/ 09:42:30/ TODAYSZAMAN.COM / ISTANBUL

A Turkish whistleblower, who has a credible record of predicting police operations and government policies, has made a shocking claim, arguing that the Turkish spy agency is planning false-flag operations to blow up crowded areas to frame the Gülen movement as a terrorist organization.

Fuat Avni said early on Saturday that the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan initially planned to use Dec. 14 raids against the media to announce the Gülen movement as a terrorist organization, but he had to resort to other ways as the previous plan failed. The whistleblower said Erdoğan approved of the false-flag operations.

"After the fiasco," Avni tweeted, "Erdoğan tasked the spy agency [National Intelligence Organization] MİT with labeling the Gülen movement as a terrorist organization." He claimed that Erdoğan has difficult time after France shootings for his support for the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and al-Qaeda. "To get out of this difficult period and turn the tide in his favor, Erdoğan is making new evil plans," Avni tweeted.

Avni claims to be in the inner circle of Erdoğan. A recent article at Foreign Policy said Fuat Avni "has proved to have startlingly accurate knowledge of events before they happen" and he has "captivated the country with his mostly reliable predictions of events."

Noting that Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen has displayed a staunch opposition to radical groups committing terrorism, Avni said ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) spokesman and the party ideologue Beşir Atalay and MİT chief Hakan Fidan "planned terror acts similar to those in France" and will frame the Gülen movement after they blow up crowded areas.

"A terror act that will kill dozens of innocent people in a large city was planned by [MİT head] Hakan Fidan and presented to Erdoğan," the whistleblower wrote, sending shockwaves through social media and hitting morning headlines of Turkish media.

He claimed that spies from the MİT will commit the terror acts and present themselves as from the Gülen movement. He added that the president didn't hesitate in approving a "terror act that would kill dozens so that the Gülen movement is remembered as a terrorist group."

"I'm warning all citizens against possible terror acts orchestrated by Hakan Fidan's unit in the very near future," the whistleblower said, urging the people to stay away from big shopping malls and crowded areas. "You could be a victim of Erdoğan's evil plans," he said.

He stated that terror acts "are planned to take place in malls and AKP buildings so it could increase rancor and violence against the Gülen movement."

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Paul Craig Roberts

Charlie Hebdo

All of history is a history of false flag operations.

January 14, 2015

The Charlie Hebdo affair has many of the characteristics of a false flag operation. The attack on the cartoonists’ office was a disciplined professional attack of the kind associated with highly trained special forces; yet the suspects who were later corralled and killed seemed bumbling and unprofessional. It is like two different sets of people.

Usually Muslim terrorists are prepared to die in the attack; yet the two professionals who hit Charlie Hebdo were determined to escape and succeeded, an amazing feat. Their identity was allegedly established by the claim that they conveniently left for the authorities their ID in the getaway car. Such a mistake is inconsistent with the professionalism of the attack and reminds me of the undamaged passport found miraculously among the ruins of the two WTC towers that served to establish the identity of the alleged 9/11 hijackers.

It is a plausible inference that the ID left behind in the getaway car was the ID of the two Kouachi brothers, convenient patsies, later killed by police, and from whom we will never hear anything, and not the ID of the professionals who attacked Charlie Hebdo. An important fact that supports this inference is the report that the third suspect in the attack, Hamyd Mourad, the alleged driver of the getaway car, when seeing his name circulating on social media as a suspect realized the danger he was in and quickly turned himself into the police for protection against being murdered by security forces as a terrorist.

Hamyd Mourad says he has an iron-clad alibi. If so, this makes him the despoiler of a false flag attack. Authorities will have to say that despite being wrong about Mourad, they were right about the Kouachi brothers. Alternatively, Mourad could be coerced or tortured into some sort of confession that supports the official story. https://www.intellihub.com/18-year-old-charlie-hebdo-suspect-surrenders-police-claims-alibi/

The American and European media have ignored the fact that Mourad turned himself in for protection from being killed as a terrorist as he has an alibi. I googled Hamid Mourad and all I found (January 12) was the main US and European media reporting that the third suspect had turned himself in. The reason for his surrender was left out of the reports. The news was reported in a way that gave credence to the accusation that the suspect who turned himself in was part of the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Not a single US mainstream media source reported that the alleged suspect turned himself in because he has an ironclad alibi.

Some media merely reported Mourad’s surrender in a headline with no coverage in the report. The list that I googled includes the Washington Post (January 7 by Griff Witte and Anthony Faiola); Die Welt (Germany) “One suspect has turned himself in to police in connection with Wednesday’s massacre at the offices of Parisian satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo;” ABC News (January 7) “Youngest suspect in Charlie Hebdo Attack turns himself in;” CNN (January 8) “Citing sources, the Agence France Presse news agency reported that an 18-year-old suspect in the attack had surrendered to police.”

Another puzzle in the official story that remains unreported by the presstitute media is the alleged suicide of a high ranking member of the French Judicial Police who had an important role in the Charlie Hebdo investigation. For unknown reasons, Helric Fredou, a police official involved in the most important investigation of a lifetime, decided to kill himself in his police office on January 7 or January 8 (both dates are reported in the foreign media) in the middle of the night while writing his report on his investigation. A google search as of 6pm EST January 13 turns up no mainstream US media report of this event. The alternative media reports it, as do some UK newspapers, but without suspicion or mention whether his report has disappeared. The official story is that Fredou was suffering from “depression” and “burnout,” but no evidence is provided. Depression and burnout are the standard explanations of mysterious deaths that have unsettling implications.

Once again we see the US print and TV media serving as a ministry of propaganda for Washington. In place of investigation, the media repeats the government’s implausible story.

It behoves us all to think. Why would Muslims be more outraged by cartoons in a Paris magazine than by hundreds of thousands of Muslims killed by Washington and its French and NATO vassals in seven countries during the past 14 years?

If Muslims wanted to make a point of the cartoons, why not bring a hate crime charge or lawsuit? Imagine what would happen to a European magazine that dared to satirize Jews in the way Charlie Hebdo satirized Muslims. Indeed, in Europe people are imprisoned for investigating the holocaust without entirely confirming every aspect of it.

If a Muslim lawsuit was deep-sixed by French authorities, the Muslims would have made their point. Killing people merely contributes to the demonization of Muslims, a result that only serves Washington’s wars against Muslim countries.

If Muslims are responsible for the attack on Charlie Hebdo, what Muslim goal did they achieve? None whatsoever. Indeed, the attack attributed to Muslims has ended French and European sympathy and support for Palestine and European opposition to more US wars against Muslims. Just recently France had voted in the UN with Palestine against the US-Israeli position. This assertion of an independent French foreign policy was reinforced by the recent statement by the President of France that the economic sanctions against Russia should be terminated.

Clearly, France was showing too much foreign policy independence. The attack on Charlie Hebdo serves to cow France and place France back under Washington’s thumb.

Some will contend that Muslims are sufficiently stupid to shoot themselves in the head in this way. But how do we reconcile such alleged stupidity with the alleged Muslim 9/11 and Charlie Hebdo professional attacks?

If we believe the official story, the 9/11 attack on the US shows that 19 Muslims, largely Saudis, without any government or intelligence service support, outwitted not only all 16 US intelligence agencies, the National Security Council, Dick Cheney and all the neoconservatives in high positions throughout the US government, and airport security, but also the intelligence services of NATO and Israel’s Mossad. How can such intelligent and capable people, who delivered the most humiliating blow in world history to an alleged Superpower with no difficulty whatsoever despite giving every indication of their intentions, possibly be so stupid as to shoot themselves in the head when they could have thrown France into turmoil with a mere lawsuit?

The Charlie Hebdo story simply doesn’t wash. If you believe it, you are no match for a Muslim.

Some who think that they are experts will say that a false flag attack in France would be impossible without the cooperation of French intelligence. To this I say that it is practically a certainty that the CIA has more control over French intelligence than does the President of France. Operation Gladio proves this. The largest part of the government of Italy was ignorant of the bombings conducted by the CIA and Italian Intelligence against European women and children and blamed on communists in order to diminish the communist vote in elections.

Americans are a pitifully misinformed people. All of history is a history of false flag operations. Yet Americans dismiss such proven operations as “conspiracy theories,” which merely proves that government has successfully brainwashed insouciant Americans and deprived them of the ability to recognize the truth.

Americans are the foremost among the captive nations.

Who will liberate them?

Dr. 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. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.

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21stCENTURY WIRE

New Twist: Charlie Hebdo Police Investigator Turns Up Dead, ‘Suicided’

JANUARY 10, 2015 BY 21WIRE

As the dust settles from this week’s terror extravaganza in France, more loose ends are turning up (or being tied up), with this latest bizarre bombshell which is already fueling speculation as to the covert nature of the Charlie Hebdo false flag affair.

A police commissioner from Limoges, France, Helric Fredou, aged 45 (photo, below), turned up dead from a gun shot to the head on Thursday amid the Charlie Hebdo affair. A high-ranking official within the French law enforcement command-and-control structure, Fredou was also a former deputy director of the regional police service.

At the time of his death, police claim to have not known the reason for his alleged suicide. This was reflected in their official statements to the media: “It is unknown at this time the reasons for his actions”. However, a back story appears to have been inserted simultaneously, most likely from the very same police media liaisons, who then told the press that Fredou was ‘depressed and overworked’. For any law enforcement officer in France, it would seem rather odd that anyone would want to miss the biggest single terror event the century, or history in the making, as it were.

“The Fredou Commissioner, like all agents SRPJ, worked yesterday on the case of the massacre at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo. In particular, he was investigating the family of one of the victims. He killed himself before completing its report. A psychological ‘cell’ was set up in the police station.”

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WND

ISIS HACKS PENTAGON ACCOUNTS: 'WE ARE COMING'

International 'hacktivist' group Anonymous claims attack originated in Maryland

Published: January 12, 2015

Image posted on the Twitter account of U.S. Central Command

By Chelsea Schilling and Michael Maloof

Hackers purporting to be affiliated with the Islamic State seized control of social media accounts of the U.S. military’s Central Command on Monday, posting messages such as “CyberCaliphate” and “i love you isis.”

One message posted on Twitter warned, “AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS.”

Another said, “In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad.”

The Pentagon has not confirmed that ISIS is, in fact, behind the hacking, which lasted about 30 minutes. Centcom is responsible for leading the U.S. military battle against ISIS. It regularly uploads videos of U.S. airstrikes on its social media accounts.

International “hacktivist” group Anonymous claimed in a tweet that the ISIS sympathizer hacking originated in Maryland. Tweeting under the handle TheAnonMessage, the group wrote, “We’ve traced the hacker who infiltrated @CENTCOM to somewhere in the State of Maryland. @FBI, you’re welcome.”

The hackers uploaded propaganda videos titled, “Flames of War ISIS Video” and “O Soldiers of Truth Go Forth,” and military documents with contact information for senior military personnel, including the name of a service member’s child and the school the child attends. They also posted a list of generals with the title, “Army General Officer Public Roster (by rank) 2 January 2014.”

Other Twitter posts stated, “Pentagon Networks Hacked! China Scenarios” and “Pentagon Networks Hacked. Korean Scenarios.”

The Twitter account background and profile photo were altered to depict an ISIS militant with a keffiyeh, or head scarf, drawn across his face. The Centcom YouTube page featured a “CyberCaliphate” banner and the two ISIS propaganda videos. Centcom’s Facebook page appeared unaltered Monday.

The command’s accounts were taken down, though the Twitter account was back up by Monday evening. Centcom issued a statement confirming the social media accounts had been compromised.

“CENTCOM’s operation military networks were not compromised and there was no operational impact to U.S. Central Command,” the statement said. “CENTCOM will restore service to its Twitter and YouTube accounts as quickly as possible. We are viewing this purely as a case of cybervandalism.”

According to officials, no classified information was posted, and the messages did not originate from Centcom’s server or social media accounts. The Department of Defense and law enforcement authorities have been informed about the leaks of personal information.

The FBI released the following statement: “The FBI is investigating the recent intrusion involving CENTCOM social media accounts and continues to work with the Department of Defense in order to determine the nature and scope of this incident.”

The Washington Post reported nearly all of the documents posted by the hackers had been available online, but the whole incident has embarrassed the Pentagon. However, according to Defense One, some of the documents were from password-protected sites.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a member of the Senate Armed Services panel, said, “It’s a propaganda ploy here and a propaganda advancement for these guys.”

Graham called the incident “embarrassing.”

“I don’t think this compromises our national security call, but it should be a wake up call to all of us,” he said.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., said, “It’s not surprising, they’ve got this capability,” adding, “It heightens the importance of us doing some legislation on cyber, and we’ll be having various meetings, and we will be working on cyber security.”

ISIS sympathizers have used social media such as Twitter to post graphic images of beheadings and issue violent threats.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the Obama administration is “examining and investigating the extent of the incident.”

“This is something we are obviously looking into and something we take seriously,” he said, adding that there is a “pretty significant difference” between “a large data breach and the hacking of a Twitter account.”

As WND reported, a similar ominous message was posted by someone purporting to be affiliated with ISIS who apparently hacked the app of New Mexico’s largest newspaper, the Albuquerque Journal, and threatened Albuquerque residents on Dec. 26.

“You’ll see no mercy, infidels,” it said. “We are already here, we are in your PCs, in each house, in each office. With Allah’s permission we begin with Albuquerque.”

The posting was accompanied by the headline, “Christmas will never be merry any longer” and the same dark photo of a figure wearing a black-and-white checkered head scarf. Text in the middle of the photo read “CyberCaliphate” and “I love you isis” [sic].

The post also stated, “While the us [sic] and its satellites are bombing the Islamic State, we broke into your home networks and personal devices and know everything about you.”

The hacker told Albuquerque residents, “You will look around more often, will call up your children more often, think of your security more often, but that won’t help you.”

Image posted by a hacker purporting to be affiliated with the Islamic State on the mobile app of the Albuquerque Journal

The website shut down for several hours while the posting was removed.

The Journal posted a note on its website confirming the attack. It also stated that the FBI had been notified, and “there was no data breach.”

Information Systems Director Monty Midyette said the alterations appeared to be limited to just one story.

News outlets have been reporting for months that ISIS has planned a “cyber caliphate” against U.S. technology using encrypted software.

In September, the FBI warned of possible cyber attacks in retaliation for U.S. air strikes against ISIS.

NBC News reported the FBI released a bulletin to law enforcement and U.S. businesses that cited “recent nonspecific and probably aspirational threats made on social media platform to carry out cyber as well as physical attacks in response to the U.S. military presence in the Middle East.”

The FBI warned that such attacks could include “messages expressing support for ISIS and/or … imagery such as the black ISIS flag or graphic imagery, e.g. pictures or videos of ISIS executions.”

Some Islamic militants have boasted online that they will soon be capable of attacking America’s infrastructure or financial system, according to Fox News.

“The jihadists are investing a lot in encryption technologies, and they have developed their own software to protect their communications, and when Western agencies work out how to crack them, they adapt quickly,” Steve Stalinsky, executive director of the Middle East Media Research Institute, told Fox News in September. “They are forward-thinking and are experimenting with hacking. In the future, the jihadist cyber army’s activities will become a daily reality.”

Also in September, National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers said he has been observing the cyber capabilities of the media-savvy terrorist group.

Rogers told a cybersecurity conference in Washington, D.C., “We need to assume that there will be a cyber dimension increasingly in almost any scenario that we’re dealing with. Counterterrorism is no different. Clearly, [ISIS] has been very aggressive in the use of media, in the use of technology, in the use of the Internet.”

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The Shinar Directive -- Part 7


The Institutes Of Nimrod

Published: January 13, 2015

by Dr. Michael Lake

Nimrod developed systems to replace man’s walk with God in every aspect of life with absolute dependence upon those systems of control (system vs. relationship). I believe there are three basic facets of Babylon or, as many prophecy teachers have designated, the “Three Babylons.”

In the last days, God will judge these three interlocking Babylons (or Babylonian systems). They are 1) Financial Babylon; 2) Political Babylon; and 3) Religious Babylon

Let’s define each of these for the sake of clarity.

Financial Babylon: Financial Babylon controls not only the finances of the world, but any resource that can translate into wealth: precious metals, gems, energy (oil, electric, nuclear power, etc.), water, food, medicine, illegal drugs, media, education, and even people (remember, in Babylon, people are considered a resource).

This financial control is established through an international, centralized banking system operated solely by the Elite. Nations no longer manage their currencies; they are handled through this central banking system. The Federal Reserve is no more controlled by the government than is Federal Express. Doc Marquis points out in his video series, The Secrets of the Illuminati, that all the nations involved in the War on Terror or those that are part of the Arab Spring (i.e., Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, etc.) refused to become a part of the international, centralized banking system of the Rothschild dynasty. The turmoil within those nations is designed to change the governmental regimes to ones that will be more compliant to the control of their finances by Financial Babylon (with the side benefit of inflating the price of oil, another control mechanism). Usually, the first part of nation building that the US assists with, after the change in regimes, is the establishment of a centralized banking system.

I also believe that Financial Babylon is the most powerful of the three. Finances build political parties, fuel elections, sway politicians’ votes, control who gains media coverage, and even control which ministries move into prominence and whose messages are suppressed (although the Internet is currently giving voice to many faithful ministries today). This influence is so pervasive in the United States that, in a study published by Princeton University, researchers declared that our nation was no longer a democracy: it is now an oligarchy.[i] Wikipedia defines an oligarchy as follows:

Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía); from ὀλίγος (olígos), meaning “few”, and ἄρχω (arkho), meaning “to rule or to command”) is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people could be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, or military control. Such states are often controlled by a few prominent families who typically pass their influence from one generation to the next, but inheritance is not a necessary condition for the application of this term.[ii]

How has America moved from a democracy to an oligarchy? The answer is: Through the riches and control of Financial Babylon. Without the proper financial backing, few candidates have any chance of winning elections.

This control of finances has answered so many questions for me, even beyond politics.

  • Why are there no real differences in our political choices when it comes time to vote? Not only is there little difference anymore in the philosophical beliefs of the candidates, but the same agendas continue to move forward regardless of which party is in control. The only variation is the speed in which they are accomplished.

  • Why has education been on a downward spiral over the past hundred or so years in the US? Secularization has transformed education from training students how to obtain knowledge and use critical thinking to indoctrinating them to serve in the New Babylon, as dumbed-down bricks in Nimrod’s wall. This was achieved through control of secondary schools by federal mandates and funding. Control of postsecondary schools was accomplished through secular accreditation and the Title IV Guaranteed Student Loan Program.[iii]

  • Why is there always some type of shortage of resources worldwide? The resources of our planet (to include the food supply) should easily accommodate nearly fourteen billion people. (Scarcity inflates prices, causes civil unrest, and can control which nations thrive and which ones decline.)

  • Why do many good ministries and ministers often struggle, while other ministries with questionable doctrines and practices explode on the scene and become the new standard? Financial Babylon initially funds them, while Religious Babylon trains them to sway the masses through media and Christianized mysticism (more on this later in our study).

The list can go on and on. When you open your eyes to the reality of the influence of the threefold cord of Babylon, you see it in every aspect of our lives, from politics to the supermarket to your local church!

Babylon always uses riches to entrap and to control. God’s blessings are outside the control and influence of Babylon. The only way to gain God’s blessings is to walk out of Babylon (to depart) and to start walking with Him in all areas of your life so He can make you whole.

Political Babylon: The Founding Fathers in American politics viewed government as a necessary vice. When government works, it is small and provides some basic safeguards. This is true in a nation all the way down to the local church. When Babylon infects any type of governmental structure, it begins to grow like a cancer that swallows up everything around it. One of the telltale signs of any political system infected by Babylon is revealed in the following statement about Nimrod:

Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah, a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it was through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power.[iv]

When government insists that true happiness (source of supply and well-being) can only come through its hands (i.e., socialism or communism) and it begins to oppress anyone or anything that does not align with its agenda, then you are dealing with the influence of Political Babylon.

There are only two real positions in life: dependence upon the Babylonian system or dependence upon the kingdom of God. Over the past few decades, it has appeared that many ministries and believers have prospered by standing with one foot in both kingdoms—straddling the fence. In the days ahead, the servants of Nimrod will spring their trap and all of these compromising ministries will be confronted by the proverbial fence post.

In the history of America over the past hundred years or so, we have seen the ebbs and flows of Political Babylon. As the influence of the Church increased, the power of Political Babylon decreased. When the salt nature of the Church decreased within society, the influence of Political Babylon increased. Today, Financial and Religious Babylon have teamed up against the Church at large. They have created a pseudo-spiritual system that makes us think we are walking with God and making huge impacts upon society. All the while (or in reality), the influence of Political Babylon grows within our culture and true spiritual holiness is lost within the Church.

Religious Babylon: To understand Religious Babylon, we need to understand several things. At the time of Shem and Nimrod, there were only two religions on the planet. The religion of Shem was to walk with the God of Creation, submit completely to Him, and walk in His ways (i.e., follow His commandments). The Institutes (religion) of Nimrod were exactly the opposite. Nimrod opposed all of the commandments of God (lawlessness) and set up a demonically inspired program of walking within a system rather than walking with God. When the languages were confused at the Tower of Babel, the people scattered and the names changed, but the concepts of the Institutes of Nimrod stayed the same.

When Abraham was called out of Babylon (contained within his bloodline), a departure from the Institutes of Nimrod occurred. Abraham and his descendants walked with God and learned His ways (commandments). Eventually, the children of Israel found themselves in bondage as slaves in Egypt—another version of Babylon.

When Moses brought the Hebrews out of Egypt by God’s grace and they became a nation, Israel stood within history as the only religion that was the antithesis to the religion of Nimrod. All other religions on the planet were some variation of what started in Babylon. In fact, if you go to the Intertestamental Period during which Antiochus IV Epiphanes entered Jerusalem, erected a statue of Apollo, sacrificed a hog on the altar of God, and established the Institutes of Nimrod over Judea, these practices would have worked perfectly in any other nation. All other nations were based on the same concepts; they would just change the names of their gods. Within Judea, such things were an abomination. Antiochus found himself hunting down and killing all of the faithful who refused to bow to his demands. (I am sure he was not prepared for such resistance.) Eventually, the Maccabees rose up and drove him out of Judea three years to the day from when he started his war on the ways of God.

After the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, Christianity began as a new branch of Judaism: Christ’s followers were known as the Nazarenes. Jews and Christians stood together in unity against the Institutes of Nimrod. Rome began its persecution of the Jews in both the first revolt in AD 70 that resulted in the destruction of the Temple and the second revolt in AD 132. That resulted in the complete destruction of Jerusalem; all Jews were forbidden to even travel through the area. With this persecution, Gentile believers began separating themselves from their Jewish counterparts. There was also a great deal of animosity against both Jewish and Gentile believers, because they would not fight in the second revolt. At the beginning of the second revolt, Rabbi Akiva declared Simon bar Kakhba the Messiah. Because of this action, believers in Jesus felt that if they fought, they would be endorsing Simon as Messiah and would be denying Jesus.[v]

This drift away from our Hebraic heritage continued over the next several centuries. Church leaders such as Origin declared that God gave Greek philosophy to lead Gentiles to Jesus, while the Torah was solely for the purpose of leading Jews to Jesus. (Note: in Origin’s history with the church, he was declared a heretic many times.) This separation of Gentile believers from their Hebraic heritage was completed under the leadership of Constantine.

It was, in the first place, declared improper to follow the custom of the Jews in the celebration of this holy festival, because, their hands having been stained with crime, the minds of these wretched men are necessarily blinded….

Let us, then, have nothing in common with the Jews, who are our adversaries…. Let us…studiously avoiding all contact with that evil way.…

For how can they entertain right views on any point who, after having compassed the death of the Lord, being out of their minds, are guided not by sound reason, but by an unrestrained passion, wherever their innate madness carries them….lest your pure minds should appear to share in the customs of a people so utterly depraved….

Therefore, this irregularity must be corrected, in order that we may no more have any thing in common with those parricides and the murderers of our Lord…. no single point in common with the perjury of the Jews.[vi]

Constantine’s goal was to create a catholic (universal) religion based upon the power of Rome and its stream of the mystery religion. Following the occult “onion” principle, the outer wrap was a veneer of Christianity, but within, it was completely the Institutes of Nimrod. Therefore, the Feasts of the Lord (which are all about Messiah) and the commandments of God had to be replaced with new universally understood pagan holidays and new catholic commandments.

We now stand in a period of human history in which the religions that are various versions of the Institutes of Nimrod are beginning to realign. Exactly how that will play out is yet to be seen—although, I must add, they will surely be seen very shortly. The only ones who resemble the faith of Shem, Abraham, Moses, and Paul are the Remnant—those who have purged themselves of the influence of the Great Whore and are walking in the power of covenant with Almighty God.

This is why we must be faithful Bereans and carefully examine our ways. We must cleanse ourselves from the leaven of Babylon and adhere to a pure faith that is based on the completed work of Jesus and the Word of God. To quote the Reformers of old, our cry must be sola Scriptura (“only Scripture”)!

I believe this prophetic cry is being renewed by the Holy Spirit again in our generation. With the level of spiritual warfare in the last days, we cannot fight against something we are still plugged into and depend upon. We must separate the clean from the unclean in our lives, from sinful acts and attitudes to polluted ways of living. The apostle Paul reminds us about this dynamic relationship with the trice Holy God of Creation:

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:14–18)

We need the Holy Spirit to dwell in us fully; we need Almighty God to walk among us in the days ahead. In fact, we’re talking survival here. Survival supplies and dehydrated food will only take you so far. It is the manifested presence and leadership of God in your life that will tip the balance in your favor! Please understand that Paul was writing to believers in these verses, and he wasn’t merely referring to marriage. This Jewish rabbi named Paul, who was from the School of Hillel and trained by the famous rabbi, Gamaliel, was discussing how important it was for these formerly pagan Gentile believers to completely leave the Institutes of Nimrod behind and to walk completely with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Notice the affirmation of Abraham’s call in verse 17: “Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean.” Notice that I did not include “thing” in this quote. In the KJV, the word “thing” is in italics. This means that it did not occur in the original Greek text. (In 1611, these dedicated and faithful translators were not well versed in their Hebraic heritage.) When the apostle Paul used the term “unclean,” he was using a Torah term that included everything the commandments of God declared as “unclean”—from items to practices. He expected his readers to open up their Bibles (which at that time only included Genesis through Malachi), study what God said was unclean, and separate it from their lives. In theological terms, we would call that “sanctification” (both a lost truth and a lost art these days within the body of Christ).

Over the years, I have found that when I write out explicitly all of the Institutes of Nimrod and its concepts for believers, the first thing they do is get upset…with me. It is not my fault that so much of what we do and accept, as common practices, did not originate in the Word of God; but the truth is that the carnal nature loves Babylon and most everything associated with it. Satan has done a great job of Christianizing his concepts over the centuries, turning them into big warm fuzzies and wrapping them in a big red bow. It takes two things for you to overcome: (1) sensitivity to the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, and (2) honest research. Some of my students, who were originally so upset with me for pointing these things out, eventually became the greatest advocates for biblical holiness—once they did their own research. (Although a good number spent many days arguing with themselves over their conclusions.) Never accept anything at face value. The enemy of our soul has become adept at deceiving righteous men into accepting unrighteous practices. Research extensively, dig deep, and do not go for the easiest answer, what is popular, or the path of least resistance. Be like Jacob, who dared to wrestle with God over his pending confrontation with Esau. It was during the action of wrestling that Jacob’s walk changed and he became Israel. There is a transformational wrestling match waiting for you; it will free you from the influence of Babylon and prepare you to become a world overcomer as we witness firsthand the unfolding of end-time prophecy.

[i] Martin Gilens, Benjamin Page, Testing Theories of American Politics:

Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,http://www.princeton.edu/~mgilens/Gilens%20homepage%20materials/Gilens%
20and%20Page/Gilens%20and%20Page%202014-Testing%20Theories%203-7-14.pdf.

[ii] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligarchy.

[iii] Title IV Funding, through the Guaranteed Student Loan Program, has the potential of destroying virtually every Christian institution of higher learning who participates in its system. There will eventually be a move to only allow student loans for politically correct degrees, subjects, and institutions—for the good of the economy, of course! This will bankrupt all Title IV Christian institutes overnight.

[iv] Flavius Josephus, The Works of Flavius Josephus, trans. William Whiston (Hartford, CN: S. S. Scranton, 1905) WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 46.

[v] For more information, I would highly recommend the book Yeshua: A Guide to the Real Jesus and the Original Church by Dr. Ron Moseley.

[vi] Theodoret, Ecclesiastical History, Book 1, Chapter 9.

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AMERICAN MINUTE

YALE PRESIDENT BATTLES FRENCH ILLUMINATI

Bill Federer remembers Timothy Dwight's argument against liberty without faith

Published: January 10,2014

BILL FEDERER

Timothy Dwight IV

A grandson of Princeton President Jonathan Edwards, he could read at age 4 and entered Yale at 13. He was a chaplain in the Continental Army until his father died. Then, as the eldest of 13 children, he worked the family farm to pay off debts. He served in Massachusetts’ first State Legislature.

His name was Timothy Dwight IV, and he died Jan. 11, 1817.

Timothy Dwight IV was Yale’s 8th president, 1795 to 1817. In his 22 years at Yale, he created the Departments of Chemistry, Geology, Law, and Medicine. He also founded Andover Theological Seminary.

Timothy Dwight pioneered women’s education and was critical of slavery and encroachment on Indian lands. He befriended Henry Opukahaia, the first Hawaiian convert to Christianity, which led to missionaries sailing to the Hawaiian “Sandwich” Islands.

During his administration, Yale grew from 110 to 313 students, with one of his students, Samuel Morse, inventing the telegraph.

Originally a Puritan college, Yale students had become enamored with “French infidelity” and France’s deistic “cult of reason.”

Timothy Dwight met with students and answered their questions on faith. By the time of his death, Jan. 11, 1817, over a third of the graduates were professing Christians, with 30 entered the ministry.

On July 4, 1798, Timothy Dwight gave an address in New Haven titled “The Duty of Americans at the Present Crisis.”

In this address, he explained how Voltaire’s atheism inspired the French Revolution and it’s Reign of Terror, 1793-1794, where 40,000 people were beheaded and 300,000 were butchered in the Vendée: “About the year 1728, Voltaire, so celebrated for his wit and brilliancy and not less distinguished for his hatred of Christianity and his abandonment of principle, formed a systematical design to destroy Christianity and to introduce in its stead a general diffusion of irreligion and atheism. For this purpose he associated with himself Frederick the II, king of Prussia, and Mess. D’Alembert and Diderot, the principal compilers of the ‘Encyclopedie,’ all men of talents, atheists and in the like manner abandoned.”

Dwight further detailed , “The principle parts of this system were:

“1. The compilation of the Encyclopedie: in which with great art and insidiousness the doctrines of … Christian theology were rendered absurd and ridiculous; and the mind of the reader was insensibly steeled against conviction and duty.

“2. The overthrow of the religious orders in Catholic countries, a step essentially necessary to the destruction of the religion professed in those countries.

“3. The establishment of a sect of philosophists to serve, it is presumed as a conclave, a rallying point, for all their followers.

“4. The appropriation to themselves, and their disciples, of the places and honors of members of the French Academy, the most respectable literary society in France, and always considered as containing none but men of prime learning and talents. In this way they designed to hold out themselves and their friends as the only persons of great literary and intellectual distinction in that country, and to dictate all literary opinions to the nation.

“5. The fabrication of books of all kinds against Christianity, especially such as excite doubt and generate contempt and derision. Of these they issued by themselves and their friends who early became numerous, an immense number; so printed as to be purchased for little or nothing, and so written as to catch the feelings, and steal upon the approbation, of every class of men.

“6. The formation of a secret Academy, of which Voltaire was the standing president, and in which books were formed, altered, forged, imputed as posthumous to deceased writers of reputation, and sent abroad with the weight of their names. These were printed and circulated at the lowest price through all classes of men in an uninterrupted succession, and through every part of the kingdom.”

Timothy Dwight continued: “In societies of Illuminati … the being of God was denied and ridiculed. … The possession of property was pronounced robbery. Chastity and natural affection were declared to be nothing more than groundless prejudices. Adultery, assassination, poisoning and other crimes of the like infernal nature, were taught as lawful … provided the end was good. … The good ends proposed by the Illuminati … are the overthrow of religion, government and human society, civil and domestic. These they pronounce to be so good that murder, butchery, and war, however extended and dreadful, are declared by them to be completely justifiable. … The means … were … the education of youth … every unprincipled civil officer … every abandoned clergyman … books replete with infidelity, irreligion, immorality, and obscenity. … Where religion prevails, Illumination cannot make disciples, a French directory cannot govern, a nation cannot be made slaves, nor villains, nor atheists, nor beasts. To destroy us therefore, in this dreadful sense, our enemies must first destroy our Sabbath and seduce us from the house of God.”

Timothy Dwight concluded: “Religion and liberty are the meat and the drink of the body politic. Withdraw one of them and in languishes, consumes, and dies. If indifference … becomes the prevailing character of a people … their motives to vigorous defense is lost, and the hopes of their enemies are proportionally increased. … Without religion we may possibly retain the freedom of savages, bears, and wolves, but not the freedom of New England. If our religion were gone, our state of society would perish with it and nothing would be left which would be worth defending.”

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the PREPPER Journal

The Case for Homesteading

By Matt Sevald on January 13, 2015

Editors Note: The following guest article has been generously contributed by Matt Sevald.

Recently, Pat Henry wrote more thought-provoking articles concerning the motivations of preppers wishing for an aptly named “reset” event. He rightly addressed their desire for no one to be harmed as well as their desire to (re)discover more meaning in their lives, while not glossing over the harsh realities of life off the grid. As I’ve told him before, I have noticed a pattern of his articles specifically targeting thoughts bouncing around in my head so often I believe it is more by Design than it is fortuitous, and so it is with this subject. I too am one who yearns for a reset event without calamitous upheaval. But why and is there another way?

Preppers stockpile water, food, security, and health care items for TEOTWAKI or even a lesser SHTF event. This is wise, but it does nothing to address the angst in the hearts of those seeking meaning in their lives. The argument could be made the meaning preppers are searching for is the ability to satisfactorily provide for their families, to which I say is only one side of the coin for people such as myself. What’s missing is a sense of genuine accomplishment in day-to-day living – a sense what I do matters in the grand scheme of things. This is not ego in a grandiose way such as building the pyramids or being wealthy or famous; rather I have been a productive human being, have not squandered my time here, and have improved the lives of those around me. I seek to feel and to be useful and to be in charge of my own life by living deliberately.

(Originally in this part of the article I wrote about 800 words detailing my disdain for the rat race aspect of my job, my frustration with the economy, and my revulsion towards the decay of American society and government overreach [reasons to wish for societal reset] but no matter how I edited it I sounded like a whiny Communist angry at “the man”. My thoughts are much more complex, but suffice to say, I hate the way our country has made it quite difficult for a person to be his own master. I have thus omitted it in order to better focus on the benefits of homesteading.)

Above I cited the Wikipedia reference for Walden by Henry David Thoreau which also succinctly summarizes the chapter “Baker Farm” thusly:

While on an afternoon ramble in the woods, Thoreau gets caught in a rainstorm and takes shelter in the dirty, dismal hut of John Field, a penniless but hard-working Irish farmhand, and his wife and children. Thoreau urges Field to live a simple but independent and fulfilling life in the woods, thereby freeing himself of employers and creditors. But the Irishman won’t give up his aspirations of luxury and the quest for the American dream.

I agree with Thoreau and see most of us as John Field caught in the rat race because we’ve been promised that piece of cheese. I would choose to do with less if I could start over; yes, I would choose to work smarter, not harder. As I have entered my thirties I have realized what key element is missing from my life: the lack of real, tangible freedom to be my own master. You see, the regular work-a-day world is like slot cars. You keep going, don’t rock the boat, and eventually you’ll reach the end. SOSDD as we used to say in the military. We’re pretty much expected to toil away to make other people rich (help them fulfill their dreams) while they toss us paltry wages to keep us appeased. If you can save enough from the tax man to eke out a little fun here and there, the tax man will be sure to reap the remainder from your heirs when you die.

I don’t believe this is the way we’re supposed to live for several reasons. First and foremost as a Christian, I believe the Bible shows us God’s intended plan: “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return” Gen. 3:19. I believe this means we’re supposed to physically toil for our daily bread. Does your job require toiling? If it doesn’t, I bet you have a desk job like mine – one which is entirely unhealthy and killing us as we spend 1/3 of each day doing it. We abuse caffeine, get bathed in electromagnetic fields, sit, snack mindlessly, stare at computer screens (I have five), take work home / don’t leave work at work, use mobile devices, and wear ear buds (a double whammy).

I don’t believe God intends for us to get cancer from the work which He commanded us to do, yet I can sure believe it’s a consequence for us deciding yet again to do things our own (“easier”) way.

Secondly, even if there is no God or no mandate to till the earth, our western way of life is not sustainable. Most preppers acknowledge this and see a complete collapse as a real possibility because of it. Going back to the articles which inspired me to write this one the discussion of “bug-in vs. bug-out” was breached and I’m throwing my hat into the ring on behalf of team homesteading. It’s sort of the best of both worlds in that: a) it’s your home so you don’t have to go anywhere unless under direct threat because; b) you’re probably somewhat removed from urban centers right from the get-go.

My third consideration is both providing for my family and for my own personal fulfillment as a human being – not ego, mind you, but the peace one finds in doing what he knows is right and good in life. Living the homestead life is work. Not work like you go to work, living is your work. You work all day from sun up to sun down so that you can eat for that day or the next. I’m not talking about hand-to-mouth, per se, but there’s not much room for error unless you’ve got a good root cellar full of wonderful meat and vegetables you’ve canned after you hunted, fished, or farmed. One might ask what’s so fulfilling about that, to which I say if I am going to work all day it might as well be for my family’s direct benefit, rather than to help someone else attain their dream in exchange for after-tax fiat currency.

It is for these reasons that I see homesteading as a viable method to rediscover purpose without a massive die-off related to a reset event. I’m also not talking about going back to the middle ages (though I do have a great desire to do so myself and would in a heartbeat via living history museum if I could). I’m not above using a gas chainsaw over an axe. Modern amenities can make life easier and even speed your progress towards your prepping goals. Three years ago I caught a stomach bug and was out of commission for three days. After unrelenting bouts of nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sweating, fever, and all the other pleasantries I wanted to do nothing else but die. I had the conveniences of modern hydration, medicine, a warm and safe place to sleep, television and a loving wife who nursed me with all the kindness of an annoyed porcupine, but I was ready to end it all to escape the misery. I don’t want to be without modern medicine and have to cauterize a wound with a red hot knife, a biting stick, and some whiskey. But what I wouldn’t mind is knowing how to sew up a small wound and have the peace of mind that I could do those things if I really had to – whether to save my own life or that of someone in my family.

Many TV shows show us (often contrived) homesteading scenarios. One of the better ones, in my opinion, is Alaska: The Last Frontier. It follows the 2nd – 4th generations of the Kilcher family on their land in Alaska. What I like about this show is the constant work the families are shown doing from mucking chicken coops, to thawing frozen tundra to dig a new outhouse hole in the middle of winter because they slacked in the summer, to smoking fish, to making soap. Yes, it’s TV and designed to entertain, but there is truth shown here ready to be gleaned by the keen observer. I don’t think I’m ready to jump on the rewilding bandwagon just yet, but even they can teach us something.What are your thoughts on homesteading? Is it realistic? More hype than substance? Are you too late in the game to attempt it?

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New Age Gypsys

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theguardian

Ash plume from underwater volcano off Tonga cancels flights and turns sea red

Air New Zealand and Fiji Airlines both turn flights around after Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai sends huge ash cloud kilometres into air about 65km north of capital Nuku’alofa

The last eruption of the Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga in 2009. Photograph: Matangi Tonga Online/Reuters

Reuters in Sydney

Monday 12 January 2015 22.44 EST

An underwater volcano off Tonga was spewing ash high into the air on Tuesday, causing several carriers to suspend air travel to the South Pacific island nation and turning the surrounding ocean blood red, residents and officials said.

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano, about 65km north of the capital Nuku’alofa, was sending volcanic ash up to 4,500m into the air, the Wellington Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) said.

Tonga residents described a spectacular sight, with the enormous plume from the volcano shooting high into the sky and a muddy discharge underwater turning areas of the sea off the island blood red.

“I feel it is healthily letting off steam but it is growing ... the base has doubled in size since 24 December when we first saw it again. And it’s getting higher,” resident Chris Egan told Fairfax media.

The volcano, which first erupted in 2009, had been rumbling in recent weeks before exploding violently in the past few days, the New Zealand Herald reported.

An Air New Zealand flight between Auckland and Nuku’alofa on Monday was diverted to Samoa and later returned to New Zealand because of the volcano, the airline said in a statement.

An aerial photo of ash rising into the air from Hunga Ha’apai in 2009. Photograph: Telusa Fotu/AFP/Getty Images

A return service had been scheduled to fly on Tuesday, the airline said, but had been cancelled because of volcanic activity. The volcano was not disrupting flights to other regions, it said.

Regional carrier Fiji Airlines also turned around a flight to Tonga on Monday, citing safety concerns, and domestic flights were grounded in Tonga.

No damage is reported and New Zealand’s VAAC said the ash cloud was expected to dissipate by the end of Tuesday.

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CNN

Amazing feat (and hands): Free climbers summit El Capitan via Dawn Wall

By Steve Almasy, CNN

Updated 12:16 AM ET, Thu January 15, 2015

(CNN)Nineteen days. Three thousand feet of some of the hardest climbing in the world. And just their bare hands and sticky-soled shoes to get them up the granite-faced monster known as the Dawn Wall.

Many other people had climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. None of them ever reached the top after free climbing the Dawn Wall as Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson did Wednesday.

They bested what had once been considered impossible -- some of the steepest pitches and so mpany to climb (31).

"It's an amazing feeling to accomplish something you have devoted your life to for years," Jorgeson said through a news release. "Tommy dreamed it could be done, and I could not be more honored to have been his partner on this journey. I hope it might inspire others who may not have been familiar with rock climbing to experience it for themselves."

Look at the photos from the climb and you will be in awe, if not inspired.

The journey up the Dawn Wall was documented on Caldwell and Jorgeson's Instagram accounts, Caldwell and Jorgeson's Facebook accounts and YouTube.

The two began climbing on December 27 and didn't come off the wall until the finished. They slept in hanging cots. Others sent them food when they needed it. They had safety ropes for the times they lost hold.

Jorgeson, 30, struggled with pitch 15. It mastered him for a week. But on Sunday, he beat it, gained back his momentum and a bit of confidence.

These are the crux holds of pitch 15. Some of the smallest and sharpest holds I I have have ever attempted to hold onto. Is crazy to think that the skin on our fingertips could be the limiting fact towards success or failure. I have resorted to setting my alarm to wake myself up every four hours to reapply @climbonproducts
Caldwell, 36, who CNN affiliate KTLA said lost part of one finger doing work on his home, had gone ahead and waited on his comrade.

They reached the top Wednesday afternoon.

"This is spectacular," Caldwell's mother, Terry, told KTLA. "This was his biggest project, his biggest dream. He called it his 'Moby Dick.' ... He kept saying, 'I don't know if this is possible; I'm just going to keep working on it.' "

There are more than 100 routes up El Capitan, but only a handful have been attempted by climbers trying to free climb.

"So proud of @TommyCaldwell1 and @KJorgeson for conquering El Capitan. You remind us that anything is possible. -bo," President Barack Obama tweeted.

The two didn't speak to the media Wednesday. They probably were a bit tired.

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NaturalNews

Susan G. Komen claims organic food is unsafe while pushing KFC chicken buckets and alcohol on women

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) The breast cancer awareness group known as Susan G. Komen -- think pink ribbons emblazoned on everything during breast cancer awareness month -- has stooped to a whole new level of stupidity with claims that organic food may not be safe for women.

On its website, Komen claims that consumption of organic food is "a controversial issue," as if clean food is some novel concept that only recently emerged as a hippie fad. The group warns that women shouldn't necessarily opt for organic food over conventional because "research is lacking in this area."

"[C]laims of higher nutritional value and lower toxic contaminants in organic foods currently have little scientific evidence supporting pronounced benefits," claims the organization, which purports to be all about preventing and curing breast cancer.

These and other hilariously ignorant claims by Komen are clearly meant to deter women from making positive dietary changes that would actually help them avoid developing breast cancer. Instead, Komen would rather women continue scarfing down buckets of carcinogenic fried chicken from KFC and bottles of alcoholic Mike's Hard Lemonade, two Komen supporters that stand to suffer financially from women choosing organics instead.

As you may recall, Komen launched a ridiculous "Buckets for the Cure" campaign back in 2010 that Natural News initially thought was some kind of joke or parody. It turned out to be true -- Komen had partnered with fast food chain KFC to sell pink buckets of fried chicken to women in order to "end breast cancer forever."

The obvious derangement in this plan is that KFC's fried chicken is highly toxic, as the acrylamide chemicals produced during frying have been shown to spur the growth of cancer cells. Not only this, but KFC chicken is loaded with toxic monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is also a known cancer promoter.

Komen makes billions of dollars by lying to women about breast cancer

If this wasn't bad enough, Komen also partnered with alcoholic beverage purveyor Mike's Hard Lemonade, which released a "pinkwashed" bottle of its chemical- and alcohol-laden citrus malt beverage to raise awareness about breast cancer. And the Mars company also released pink-colored versions of its M&M's candy around the same time.

Ironically, both Mike's Hard Lemonade and pink M&M's are loaded with cancer-causing artificial colorings and processed sugars, which Komen not only endorses but refuses to admit could cause women to develop breast cancer.

And yet at the very same time, this fraud of an organization has the audacity to scare women away from organic food, which is really just normal food that people have been consuming for eons, long before the industrial revolution brought us all factory agriculture treated with deadly, cancer-causing chemicals.

Not surprisingly, Komen rakes in more than $55 million a year from seemingly antithetical sponsors like PepsiCo and KFC, which help pay Komen CEO Nancy Brinker's lavish annual salary exceeding $684,000. Komen is very much a for-profit organization, and it is now abundantly clear that the group is little concerned with actually helping women avoid breast cancer, which in and of itself is a multi-billion-dollar per year industry.

"Researchers [have] found that organically grown crops contain anywhere from 18-69% more antioxidants and 10-100 times less pesticide residue," explains Mass Report concerning the issue.

"Shouldn't an organization aimed to fight cancer be more aware of these types of things? Perhaps they are aware and they're just ignoring it? After all, how would they make $55 million from companies producing synthetic products if everybody started eating organic food?"

Sources:

http://ww5.komen.org

http://massreport.com

http://www.naturalnews.com

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THE SAN FRANCISCO GLOBE

Nurse Has A Precious Way Of Soothing His Patients

January 13, 2015

Jared Axen of Valencia Hospital in California is definitely a one-of-a-kind nurse. What started as casual singing in the halls of the hospital has turned into a precious way for Axen to spend time soothing his patients. When Axen realized how many patients were coming out of their rooms to listen to him singing in the hallway, he thought his voice would be an incredible way to uniquely connect with patients. This touching video follows Axen as he sings to an elderly woman named Norma Laskoske. Her reaction to his beautiful voice is truly heartwarming.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Axen told reporters about the experience of singing to patients: "It’s an incredible way to be able to bond with somebody." It's clear from this video that the bonding taking place is affecting Laskoske in a big way. Axen has worked at Valencia’s Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for over five years and his musical talents have been a huge blessing on both the patients and the staff there. He's earned himself the name "The Singing Nurse," and frequently takes requests from patients for songs they wish to hear.



Here at SF Globe, we love sharing content that puts a smile on our faces. We hope you enjoy watching this sweet nurse and his interactions with patients. We sure did!

Los Angeles Times and LA Times

Lucy Kritzman

As a nurse myself I agree with you. I've worked with the elderly many years. The best lesson I was given was from an elderly lady. She said Honey I know you're busy but could you say Hi or Good morning as you past me, I just want to know someone sees me. She only wanted her presence to be acknowledge. I realized a simple Hello made a big difference in her day. I'm glad this happen early in my career. Lesson well learned

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