"Am I therefore become your enemy,because I TELL YOU THE TRUTH...?"
(Galatians 4:16)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Next step? No guns allowed for right-wing "extremists":Bill empowers attorney general to forbid firearms for those "suspected dangerous"

A new gun law being considered in Congress, if aligned with Department of Homeland Security memos labeling everyday Americans as potential "threats," could potentially deny firearms to pro-lifers, gun-rights advocates, tax protesters, animal rights activists, and a host of others – any already on the expansive DHS watch list for potential "extremism."Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.,(picture left) has sponsored H.R. 2159, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009, which permits the attorney general to deny transfer of a firearm to any "known or suspected dangerous terrorist." The bill requires only that the potential firearm transferee is "appropriately suspected" of preparing for a terrorist act and that the attorney general "has a reasonable belief" that the gun might be used in connection with terrorism...

House Demands Full Disclosure On DHS “Right-wing Extremism” Report

Republican Representatives have demanded answers from the Department of Homeland Security over the origins of the leaked security intelligence assessment which equates veterans and gun owners with violent terrorists.House Minority Leader John A. Boehner filed the request using a little known legislative procedure called “a resolution of inquiry”, which ensures that the Democratic leadership will publicly resolve the issue within 14 days...

Leaked 1955 Bilderberg Docs Outline Plan For Single European Currency

Leaked documents from the 1955 Bilderberg Group conference held in Germany discuss the agenda to create a European Union and a single EU currency, decades before they were introduced, disproving once again debunkers who claim that Bilderberg has no influence over world events.Leaked papers from the meeting which took place from September 23-25 1955 at the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany, were released by the Wikileaks website yesterday....

Russia marks Victory Day

RUSSIA TODAY:The war took the lives of at least 27 million Soviet people. To mark their sacrifice, memorial ceremonies and Victory Day celebrations are being held throughout Russia.

Alan Keyes Arrested Protesting Abortion at Notre Dame

The South Bend Tribune reports that political activist, author, former diplomat and presidential candidate Alan Keyes has been arrested on the campus of Notre Dame.Keyes was involved in an anti-abortion protest at the time of his arrest.Keyes was involved in an anti-abortion protest at the time of his arrest.On May 6, 2009, Keyes announced he would be present at the University of Notre Dame on May 17 and planned to be arrested protesting President Obama’s invitation to speak and receive an honorary degree at the ceremony, the Catholic News Agency reported....

Brazilians Flee Flood Waters Teeming With Deadly Reptiles

Northern Brazil's worst floods in decades have driven 218,000 people from their homes to seek refuge wherever they can, packing onto flatbed trucks and braving rivers teeming with deadly reptiles in a scramble for higher ground....

Friday, May 8, 2009

Typhoon Hits Northern Philippines

Venezuela Seizes Oil Installation From U.S.-Based Company

Venezuela has seized a major oil installation from the U.S.-based Williams companies, Reuters quoted a company source.President Hugo Chavez said his government would begin seizing control of some oil contractors on Friday following the National Assembly's approval of a law that paved the way for the takeovers.The law approved by the largely pro-Chavez assembly on Thursday enables state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA, to take over contractors without following the usual procedures to expropriate business....

US threatens military force against hackers...

Cyber espionage and attacks from well-funded nations or terror groups are the biggest threats to the military’s computer networks, a top US officer said. Gen Kevin Chilton, who heads US Strategic Command, said he worries that foes will learn to disable or distort battlefield communications. Chilton said even as the Pentagon improves its network defences against hackers, he needs more people, training and resources to hone offensive cyber war capacity...

UK:"Cleaning bill leaves new stain on Britain's Brown; Ministers embarrassed by publication of expense claims..."

--MPs' expenses: Ministers who milked the system


MICHELLE OBAMA:"Everyone should have a chief of staff and a set of personal assistants..."

First lady Michelle Obama called her "current life" in the White House "a very blessed situation, because I have what most families don't have -- tons of support all around, not just my mother, but staff and administration. I have a chief of staff and a personal assistant, and everyone needs that."

OBAMA WATCH:"FLYBY...BYE...BYE..."

FLYOVER THAT SCARED CITY...

Gay marriage effort stalls in heavily Catholic Rhode Island

Gay marriage could soon become the law of the land across New England — except in Rhode Island...
Maine this week became the fourth state in New England to legalize same-sex marriage, and New Hampshire's governor is deciding whether to sign similar legislation....

Sharp US reversal:From détente with Damascus to renewed sanctions

After a major diplomatic offensive to thaw relations with Syrian president Bashar Assad, US president Barack Obama suddenly pulled back Friday, May 8, and announced renewed sanctions against Damascus.In a letter to Congress, he explained Syria posed a continuing threat to US interests...

Obama to reach out to Muslims in Egypt speech

U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a much anticipated speech to the Muslim world in Egypt next month, seeking to repair ties that were severely damaged under his predecessor George W. Bush.Many Arab and Muslim nations were angered by the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects at Guantanamo, abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Bush's initial reluctance to pursue Israeli-Palestinian peace...

Obama's SOS to Gulf emirs:"Invest in US and global economies"

A secret American delegation was sent by US President Barack Obama this week to solicit Saudi Arabian and other Gulf rulers for hundreds of billions of petro-dollars for investment in US and global economic stimulus plans, DEBKAfile's exclusive Gulf sources report. They came away empty-handed....

Saudis, Egypt snatch US-backed peace track from Turkey.Assad is willing

One reason for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's urgent visit to Damascus Tuesday, May 5, according to DEBKAfile's intelligence sources, was to thwart a Saudi-Egyptian move to snatch the indirect Syrian-Israeli peace track backed by Washington from Turkey and relocate it in the Jordanian capital, Amman.The Iranian president came too late....

Pope Urges Mideast Peace During Stop in Jordan

Pope Benedict began his first trip to the Middle East on Friday, expressing his respect for Islam and hopes that the Catholic Church would be a force for peace in the region as he treaded carefully following past missteps with Muslims and Jews..

ISRAEL NEWS UPDATE

Hamas denies seeking a ceasefire deal

US-Israel rift on nuclear Iran unabridged by Obama-Peres talks

Neither US president Barack Obama and Israeli president Shimon Peres hinted publicly that their conversation at the White House Tuesday, May 5, DEBKAfile left the two governments as out of tune as before on the handling of Iran's drive for a nuclear bomb.

"Israel's FM 'Lieberman sees Europeans as cowards"

A day after Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrapped up his first diplomatic trip to Europe with a meeting with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin, German lawmakers on Friday said the visit left them somewhat disappointed. ...

Israeli elite unit officers in big Indian anti-terror exercise

India's biggest ever counter-terror exercise took place this week on the plains of Punjab near the Pakistan border.DEBKAfile's military sources disclose that the three-day maneuver ending May 5 was staged by massed mechanized and parachute units of the elite Kharga Corps trained by Israel military instructors in India and Israel in the arts of operating in areas fought over by Taliban and al Qaeda, possibly even with biological or radiological weapons.

US denies Israel access to F-35 computer

A refusal by the United States to allow Israel to repair computer systems in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is at the heart of disagreements between the Defense Ministry and the Pentagon that have been holding up an official Israeli order for the fifth-generation fighter jet.

Gates steps in where Ross fails to reassure US Arab allies

After US envoy Dennis Ross failed to persuade American Arab allies there was no sell-out, defense secretary Robert Gates was dispatched Monday on a hasty fence-mending mission....

Cairo seeks Iranian link to terror cell

Egypt has yet to establish a direct connection between Iran and the alleged Hizbullah terror cell recently discovered on it soil, an Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman said this week."We need to establish a link first," spokesman Hossam Zaki told The Jerusalem Post when asked about Teheran's involvement with the cell. "The link has been established with Hizbullah, which in our view has its Iranian links, which is an indirect link."

Belarus fronts Russian Iskander-M surface missile sale to Iran, Syria

DEBKAfile's Moscow sources disclose that the Russian, Iranian and Damascus governments have cooked up a scheme to get around Vladimir Putin's undertaking as president to refrain from selling Iran and Syria advanced Iskander-M cruise missiles: The transaction will go through Belarus.

All Out War between Taliban and Pakistani Military...

Pakistan Vows to Defeat Taliban Militants

Pakistan Bombs Taliban as 500,000 Flee Battle

Pakistani jets screamed over a Taliban-controlled town Friday and bombed suspected militant positions as hundreds of thousands fled in terror and other trapped residents appealed for a pause in the fighting so they could escape.The U.N. said half a million people have either already left or are trying to flee the bombings in the northwestern Swat Valley area that followed strong U.S. pressure on nuclear-armed Pakistan to fight back against militants advancing toward the capital as a now-defunct peace deal crumbled.

Gates "Concerned" by NYC Flyover

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered a review of notification procedures for high-visibility "training events" such as the Air Force One photo shoot that flew over the Manhattan skyline last month, striking fear in the hearts of New Yorkers.In a letter responding to a request by Sen. John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Gates wrote that he was concerned that the public had not been adequately informed about the flyover, a picture of which is expected to be released Friday by the White House...

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Obama Graduation Speech Will Leave Guests Waiting

If you're going to see President Obama speak at the Arizona State University commencement next Wednesday, be sure to bring your sunblock....
The university is holding the ceremony outside on a day when the temperature's supposed to hit 98 degrees. And graduates are being told to show up as early as four hours ahead of time -- to clear security, and then swelter -- apparently prompting grumbling from guests in the community....

Archbishop:"Notre Dame Invite to Obama Is a 'Scandal'"

One of the Vatican's highest ranked clerics and a frequent critic of President Obama said Friday that Notre Dame is causing a "scandal" by giving the president an honorary degree and a platform to address graduates at its commencement next weekend.'The proposed granting of an honorary doctorate at Notre Dame University to our president, who is so aggressively advancing an anti-life and anti-family agenda, is rightly the source of the greatest scandal," said Archbishop Raymond Burke, who is the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican's highest court...
PS:Archbishop Raymond Burke has spoken the TRUTH here...We are finding out now that even those who call themselves "roman catholics and conservatives" and supposedly abide by the principles of such faith...are not so...
Thank God there are still those that will boldly say it like it is INside the Roman Catholic Church....
As in the days of Noah....

Studying Gay Sex...on Your Dime:"U.S. Government Funds $400,000 Study on Gay Sex in Argentina Bars"

Government researchers are spending more than $400,000 in taxpayer money to hit the bars in Argentina.
The National Institutes of Health are paying researchers to cruise six bars in Buenos Aires to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior while drunk -- and just what can be done about it.Doctors and specialists from the New York Psychiatric Institute are using the generous grant from NIH's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to help tailor HIV prevention programs to work at bars and clubs....

Hackers break into FAA air traffic control systems...

Hackers have broken into the air traffic control mission-support systems of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration several times in recent years, according to an Inspector General report sent to the FAA this week.
In February, hackers compromised an FAA public-facing computer and used it to gain access to personally identifiable information, such as Social Security numbers, on 48,000 current and former FAA employees, the report said...

Pope expresses respect for Islam in Jordan

Pope Benedict XVI began his first trip to the Middle East on Friday, expressing his "deep respect" for Islam and hopes that the Catholic Church would be a force for peace in the region as he treaded carefully following past missteps with Muslims and Jews.
The pope was given a red-carpet welcome at the airport by Jordan's King Abdullah II and Queen Rania and praised the moderate Arab country as a leader in efforts to promote peace and dialogue between Christians and Muslims. An honor guard wearing traditional red- and white-checkered headscarfs played bagpipes and waved Jordanian and Vatican flags...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bilderbergers plan secret meeting in Greece:Source says top agenda item is reconstructing world economy

The 57th meeting of representatives from Western European and North American countries known as Bilderberg Group will be held next week at a five-star hotel in Greece, reports Daniel Estulin, an investigative author who has written a defining book on the secretive annual gathering. Estulin says his sources in Greece have confirmed the meeting will be held at the Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel in Vouliagmeni from May 14-17. The Bilderberg Group is an elite invitation-only conference of influential members of the business, media and political community. Past attendees have included Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Tony Blair...

"Gay" day coming to California public schools?:Lawmakers vote to make children honor Harvey Milk – without parent consent

A California committee passed a bill proclaiming that the state's public school children will take a break from learning every year to celebrate Harvey Milk – a homosexual icon considered by some to be "a martyr for gay rights."
The California State Senate Education Committee passed SB 572 today on a 7-2 vote. The bill encourages all California public schools to "conduct suitable commemorative exercises … remembering the life of Harvey Milk and recognizing his accomplishments as well as the contributions he made to this state." It requires no parental consent for student participation...

Alan Keyes, pro-lifers plan to be jailed at Notre Dame:"If this be trespass, then forgive us our trespasses"

With just more than a week until President Obama is scheduled to speak at the University of Notre Dame commencement and accept an honorary degree, the campus is bustling with protests against the Catholic college's invitation to one of the most pro-abortion presidents in U.S. history – and some, including former presidential candidate Alan Keyes, are planning to go to jail.

Tancredo: Obama "truly a cult leader":Former GOP congressman takes on swine flu response, amnesty, free speech

Swine flu has been confirmed by laboratory tests in 1,516 patients in 22 countries, according to the WHO. Mexico has reported 942 cases, including 29 deaths, while the U.S. has 403 cases and two deaths.Despite the increasing number of U.S. cases, President Obama is solidly against closing the U.S.-Mexico border to contain the outbreak, likening such a move to "closing the barn door after the horses are out."Former Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado disagrees: "The problem is you cannot necessarily contain it, but what you're trying to do is minimize the impact, of course, and reduce the number of people coming into the country with it."

Hostile bloggers facing fines, jail?:Proposal "comes close to making it federal offense to log onto Internet"

A new proposal in Congress is threatening fines and jail time for what it calls "cyberbullying" – communications that include e-mails and text messages that "cause substantial emotional distress."
The vague generalities are included in H.R. 1966 by California Democrat Linda Sanchez and about a dozen co-sponsors.
But it already is being condemned as unconstitutional, unrealistic and probably ineffectual....

Senate bombarded on 'Pedophile Protection Act':Campaign to stop hate-crimes bill takes off on first day

In its first day, hundreds of Americans have taken advantage of a unique campaign to sound off in opposition to new hate-crimes legislation on the fast track of the U.S. Senate by overnighting letters to individual senators at a significantly reduced price.As WND first reported, the bill stirring opposition from coast to coast, opponents say, would, for the first time, make pedophiles a protected class of victim.Janet Porter, WND columnist and president of Faith2Action, organized the effort to utilize reduced rates for individual letters delivered by Fed Ex to individual senators in bulk quantities. Overnight letters not only have more impact, but can be assured of delivery in time to impact pending legislation....

FBI Slow to Update Terror Watchlist

The FBI has been slow to update the national terror suspect watchlist -- and the lapses pose real risks to U.S. security, a Justice Department audit has found.A report by the Justice Department's Inspector General, Glenn Fine, found that 12 terror suspects who were either not watchlisted or were slow to be added to the list may have traveled into or out of the United States during the period when they were not placed on the list...

Vietnam Orders Fleet of Russian Subs,Sending Message to China

In what may be a not-so-stealthy message to Beijing amid citizen protests of China's growing influence in its country, Vietnam has ordered a small fleet of silent Russian attack submarines.
Foreign policy experts say Vietnam's national identity is bound up in the idea of opposition to China, and the deal to buy the subs is the latest sign that the country of 87 million is concerned about "Sinification.""The Vietnamese government is committed to a normal relationship with China, but nobody in Vietnam sleeps with their China eye closed," said Brantly Womack, professor of foreign affairs at the University of Virginia...

SIGN of the TIMES:Copulating cadavers turn stomachs in Berlin....

A new exhibition featuring preserved dead bodies having sex opened in Berlin on Thursday with critics saying a maverick German anatomist dubbed "Doctor Death" has gone too far this time.
The couple, part of
Gunther von Hagens's exhibition "The Cycle of Life", is the "low point in his tastelessness", Michael Braun, culture expert from the conservative CDU party, told AFP.Von Hagens said his copulating couples show the sexual act in "bracing clarity"...



PS:Another unbelievable case of total tastelessness...As and ex-anatomist myself,I can tell you that this really left me scratching my head...This guy is crazy and to me is a total lack of respect for the "people"he is actually showing.No ethics....no morals in dealing with the dead anymore....Depicable...

CIA: Iran increases uranium production...

Iran has dramatically increased the amount of low-enriched uranium produced by its growing number of centrifuges that are part of its nuclear fuel production system...

Obama Bets It All on Red...:"Releases $3.4 Trillion Budget Plan"

The Obama administration today unveiled details of a $3.4 trillion federal budget for the fiscal year beginning in October, a proposal that includes substantial increases for a number of domestic priorities as well as a plan to trim or eliminate 121 programs at a savings of $17 billion.
In a statement delivered at the White House after the budget details were released, President Obama defended the cuts from critics on both sides -- those he said would fight to preserve the targeted programs and others who consider the reductions insignificant."We can no longer afford to spend as if deficits don't matter and waste is not our problem," he said. "We can no longer afford to leave the hard choices for the next budget, the next administration -- or the next generation."

Computer sold on eBay "had details of top secret missile defense system"...

Highly sensitive details of a US military missile air defence system were found on a second-hand hard drive bought on eBay.
The test launch procedures were found on a hard disk for the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) ground to air missile defence system, used to shoot down Scud missiles in Iraq.

LOONEY TUNES WATCH:Tennessee resolution urges creation of Gore statue...

A resolution urging the creation of statues to be built on the Tennessee Capitol grounds of the state's two Nobel Peace Prize winners, Al Gore and Cordell Hull, is on its way to a full Senate vote.
The Senate State and Local Government Committee on Tuesday advanced the measure supporting the privately funded statues on a 9-0 vote. The resolution previously passed in the House unanimously...

Obama seeks to double tax law enforcement budget

President Barack Obama proposed on Thursday nearly doubling funds to enforce U.S. tax laws next year, with an aim of more than quadrupling funding for tax compliance to $2.1 billion within five years...

"Succeeding Putin a tough position for Medvedev"

Lavrov goes on reset mission to US

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov is in the US, where he is to meet President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, and other US officials. His goal is to advance resetting relations between the two countries.

Canada attacks Russia for expulsion of diplomats

Canada will ask the Russian ambassador to explain why two Canadians who worked at the NATO Information Office in Moscow had their diplomatic accreditation revoked, Canada's foreign ministry said Wednesday.
"Canada strongly objects to Russia's unjustifiable decision to expel the two Canadians," said Rene Lemay, spokesman for the nation's Foreign Affairs ministry.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Russia tensions spike as NATO starts Georgia war games...

NATO kicked off controversial military exercises in ex-Soviet Georgia on Wednesday as tensions spiked in relations with neighbouring Russia over Moscow's expulsion of two alliance diplomats.
Launched a day after Georgia accused Russia of backing a brief military mutiny that allegedly included a plot to assassinate President Mikheil Saakashvili,the exercises have strained ties between the Cold War-era rivals...

CUBA WATCH

IT'S STARTING: Qatar signs deal for new luxury hotel in Havana...

Obama Under "Increasing Pressure to Engage" on Gay Issues...

President Obama was noticeably silent last month when the Iowa Supreme Court overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
But now Mr. Obama — who has said he opposes same-sex marriage as a Christian but describes himself as a “fierce advocate of equality” for gay men and lesbians — is under pressure to engage on a variety of gay issues that are coming to the fore amid a dizzying pace of social, political, legal and legislative change.

FBI Probes Hacker's $10 Million Ransom Demand for Stolen Virginia Medical Records

The FBI is investigating a $10 million ransom demand by a hacker or hackers who say they have stolen nearly 8.3 million patient records from a Virginia government Web site that tracks prescription drug abuse, an FBI official confirmed Wednesday.
The state police in Virginia are also investigating the possible breach of confidential records.

Meet Saudi Arabia's 'Miss Beautiful Morals' Contestants

Sukaina al-Zayer is an unlikely beauty queen hopeful. She covers her face and body in black robes and an Islamic veil, so no one can tell what she looks like. She also admits she's a little on the plump side.But at Saudi Arabia's only beauty pageant, the judges don't care about a perfect figure or face. What they're looking for in the quest for "Miss Beautiful Morals" is the contestant who shows the most devotion and respect for her parents.