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

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Arizona Pastor’s Camcorder Captures Moment of Tasering by Border Patrol

Protest Arrests Set Stage for Turbulent Obama Visit at Notre Dame on Sunday

Last anti-Chavez TV station faces probe,shutdown

When Venezuelans tune to Globovision, they see protests against faulty public services or a talk show guest saying Hugo Chavez could be executed by his opponents, just like Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
Now Chavez seems to be gearing up for a final showdown with Globovision, Venezuela's only remaining opposition television station on the open airwaves.
Broadcast regulators are investigating the all-news channel for inciting "panic and anxiety" during a minor earthquake when it criticized the government for slow response...

Pentagon Preps Soldier Telepathy Push

Forget the battlefield radios, the combat PDAs or even infantry hand signals. When the soldiers of the future want to communicate, they’ll read each other’s minds.
At least, that’s the hope of researchers at the Pentagon’s mad-science division Darpa...

Europe in Deepest Recession Since WWII

German economic policy is "bankrupt", economists have said...

U.S. Attorney's Office:"STAY OFF DRUDGE....!!!"

The U.S. attorney’s office in Massachusetts directed employees earlier this month not to log onto the Drudge Report website with government-issued computers due to potential viruses on the site....

ISRAELISTINE WATCH:"Push for Two-State Solution"

Israel's defense minister said Saturday he believes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will endorse the creation of a Palestinian state during his upcoming meeting with President Obama in Washington.
But sources close to the Israeli government told FOX News that Netanyahu will first seek assurances from Obama that neighboring Arab nations will back the weak Palestinian government of Mahmoud Abbas in concessions for peace.

Saudi "Killer Chip" Would Track,Eliminate Undesirables

A Saudi Arabian inventor has filed for a patent on a potentially lethal science fiction-style human tracking microchip, the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) told The Local on Friday.

"JANE ROE" REACTS:Norma Mc Corvey on ND's Decision to Honour President Obama

Pro-Life Activists Flock to Notre Dame

Notre Dame senior Matthew Degnan watches anti-abortion protesters demonstrating against Obama's honorary degree at graduation.(AP)
A truck adorned with anti-abortion protest signs is seen during a protest at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.(AP)
A truck adorned with anti-abortion protest signs is seen during a protest at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. University of Notre Dame students who plan to protest the school's awarding of an honorary degree to President Barack Obama on campus during commencement Sunday are calling for a peaceful, prayerful approach.(AP)
Hundreds of pro-life activists from across the country are converging on Notre Dame's bucolic campus with one purpose in mind: to protest President Obama.
The university's decision to invite the president, who supports abortion rights, to deliver the commencement address Sunday and to award him an honorary degree has brought protesters to South Bend, Ind., by the busload with their protest signs, some displaying the message "Obama = Abortion" and others showing images of aborted fetuses.
PS:I think the pictures speak for themselves....The one that personally hurts me the most is the first one with the young graduate in it,remarking the word "MY" on his t-shirt.
I understand the eagerness to get graduated and sometimes be done with it,or just the thrill of the commencement itself,you know it is a bunch of different emotions that you go through.It is a GREAT DAY in the life of a college student and you dont want nobody anything to ruin it...
I know...I've been there and my graduation day was PERFECT.
BUT we are not talking here about a MINOR ISSUE;the person picked to deliver "the main speech to graduates" of a "Catholic College" of all things is a man that is openly pro choice and pro infanticide--probably the most radical president in that regard that we ever had.....--and so this is not just a "MY GRADUATION"thing....IF....you are a true Roman Catholic....
But we can see once more what we have become as a nation...Even INSIDE a Catholic College there are those that side with death...
I pray for the bunch of faithful catholics and christians from outside campus that have joined this silent protest in a desperate attempt to be a voice for the voiceless and to express the disgust regarding the speaker...
IF my kid was a student there and I was a true catholic,I would remove my kid out of that college.I wouldn't put my money there and I wouldn't trust my kid higher education to that institution...That would be my protest.
Thank God some students want to have a parallel commencement without BHO--of course...
We should be on our knees in prayer to God for Him to have mercy on the sins of our nation--that are many--and praying for repentance for those that have been awarded a position of authority in so called "christian institutions" that are denying God before men with their actions....
Let's all of us who have a burden for our nation keep on praying for REPENTANCE of SINS...
The Lord is NEAR....
As in the days of Noah...

Moscow Police violently break up Gay Pride Rally

Riot police violently broke up several gay rights demonstrations in Moscow on Saturday hauling away scores of protesters hours before the Russian capital hosted a major international pop music competition.City officials had warned they would not tolerate marches or rallies supporting the rights of gays and lesbians. Activists had targeted Moscow, which was holding the finals of the Eurovision song contest on Saturday, to press their claims that Russia officially sanctions homophobia....

Friday, May 15, 2009

Rabbi to pope:"Go split Rome";Pontiff slammed for comments in support of Palestinian state

If Pope Benedict XVI so fervently supports a Palestinian state – which would split sections of Israel – he also should divide Rome, charged the leader of a coalition of more than 350 Israeli rabbinic leaders and pulpit rabbis. "I was shocked to hear that the first thing the pope had to say when he landed in Israel was that the Holy Land must be divided to make room for a Palestinian state," said Joseph Gerlitzky, rabbi of central Tel Aviv and chairman of the Rabbinical Congress for Peace, which includes some of Israel's most prominent Jewish leaders.

Assad: Syria ready for talks, but only when there's a partner

Following meeting with Turkish president, Syrian leader says "when we have a specific vision and when there is a partner" negotiations can resume....
PICTURE:Syria's President Bashar Assad, second left, and his wife Asma, second from right, welcome his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and his wife Khair el-Nessa, at the Ash-Shaeb presidential palace in Damascus, Friday.(AP)

Blair hopeful for two-state solution

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told Congress on Thursday there is no workable alternative to a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, and both sides are in favor of it.But in practice, "they doubt it can happen," Blair told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee."The opportunity is there," said Blair, who is the international negotiator for the Mideast on behalf of the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and Russia.

JORDAN KING ABDULLAH:"Inaction on ME conflict not an option"

Jordan's king praised the renewed US commitment to achieving peace in the Middle East on Friday and urged Israel to work toward that goal.
King Abdullah II spoke a day after he pressed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to immediately commit to the establishment of a Palestinian state, a step he has been reluctant to take despite pressure from the US.

Iranian sources: Obama to free four Iranian "diplomats" as swap for US journalist

According to DEBKAfile's Iranian sources,US journalist Roxana Saberi was released Tuesday, May 12, as part of an exchange deal under which Washington agreed to free four senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers captured in Irbil, northern Iraq in January 2007. Defined as "diplomats" by Tehran, they ran terror operations and covert arms supplies from Iran then to al Qaeda and Sunni insurgent networks...

NAZI WATCH:Doctors:"Demjanjuk fit to remain in jail"

John Demjanjuk is fit enough to remain in custody at Germany's Stadelheim prison, officials said Wednesday, but it still could take up to two weeks for Munich prosecutors to determine whether the 89-year-old is healthy enough to stand trial.
Demjanjuk is being held on suspicion of acting as an accessory to the murder of 29,000 people as a Nazi guard at the Sobibor death camp.

Palestinians use pope to wage propaganda:" Report accuses them of hijacking pontiff's visit for political gain"

The Palestinian Authority exploited Pope Benedict XVI's visit here this week for political gain and to wage propaganda attacks against Israel, particularly regarding sovereignty over Jerusalem, according to a study released yesterday.
"The PA has exploited Benedict's visit to Israel ... especially the sensitive issue of sovereignty over Jerusalem. According to PA-affiliated spokesmen, Israel's presence in eastern Jerusalem does not give it sovereignty or any other rights," states a report by the Terrorism and Information Center at Israel's Center for Special Studies.

IAF practicing MIG-29/F-16 dogfights

Israel Air Force test pilots are flying MIG 29 jets and conducting dogfights against the IAF's F-16 fighters, Channel 2 revealed Wednesday evening.
The MIG 29, developed by the soviets in the 1970s, is one of the best fighter jets used by eastern and Arab countries, as well as by Syria and Iran. It was developed to counter American-made jets such the F-16 or F/A-18.

MP questions UK stance on Hizbullah

A member of parliament has questioned the UK government's stance on Hizbullah and called on the government to reevaluate its position on exploring contacts with the Islamist organization.
In a debate in parliament on Tuesday, Labor MP Andrew Gwynne, who secured the debate on the issue, asked the Minister of State of the Foreign Office, Bill Rammell, why the government had chosen to pursue contacts with Hizbullah...

ISRAEL:"Iron Dome to be deployed in 2010"

Israel will have operational missile defense systems on three different levels within four years, Air Force commander Maj.-Gen. Ido Nehushtan predicted Wednesday.
Speaking at a conference on missile defense at the Fischer Brothers Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies, in Herzliya, Nehushtan said that the Iron Dome system, designed to intercept Kassam and Katyusha rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, would be operational and deployed along the border in 2010...

Lieberman in London to meet Miliband

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman arrived in London on Tuesday afternoon as part of a fleeting visit to meet his British counterpart David Miliband.
The Israel Beiteinu leader was set to meet Miliband on Wednesday morning at the Foreign Office in Whitehall....

"Vatican to stop missionizing Jews"

After meeting the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, and praying at the Western Wall on Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI arrived for a historic meeting with the chief rabbis at Heichal Shlomo, next to the capital's Great Synagogue, and agreed that the Catholic Church will cease all missionary activity among Jews.In his welcoming address, Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger thanked the pope for his announcement, calling it an "historic agreement and, "for us, an immensely important message."

"Pope was reluctant Hitler Youth"

Pope Benedict XVI was forced to join the Hitler Youth as a teenage seminary student, but was ideologically opposed to the movement, Rev. Federico Lombardi, spokesman for the Holy See, said Tuesday."There was a time when the pope was a young seminary student that he was obligated to join the Hitler Jugend," Lombardi told The Jerusalem Post."He was forced to miss seminary studies occasionally, but he opposed Nazi ideology and got out as soon as he could..."

Gingrich on Pelosi: ‘Trivial Politician Viciously Using Partisanship for Narrowist of Purposes’

"I think this is the most despicable, dishonest and vicious political effort I've seen in my lifetime."

Russia warns against gay protest

Russia on Friday warned it would clamp down on an unsanctioned gay rights protest in Moscow planned to coincide with the Eurovision Song Contest final in the Russian capital.
Russia is proudly trumpeting the holding of the annual pop extravaganza in Moscow as the latest example of its international prestige.But away from the lights and laser beams at the mammoth 80,000-capacity Olympiysky Arena, a planned "Slavic Gay Pride" parade in central Moscow on Saturday risks showing up another aspect of modern Russia....

Many flee Pakistan army offensive

Taliban "shaving beards" to flee Swat: army

Taliban fighters are shaving off their beards and trying to flee from a Pakistani army offensive in their Swat bastion, the military said on Friday, as it relaxed a curfew to allow civilians to get out.
The army launched an offensive in the Swat valley, northwest of Islamabad, last week to stop the spread of Taliban influence which had alarmed the United States and other Western allies of nuclear-armed Pakistan


--NYC School Sent Swine Flu Memo 2 WEEKS Before Closing; Parents Furious...
--UPDATE: Assistant principal Critically Ill...
--1st Arizona death reported...
--Swine Flu Outbreak in NYC Closes 3 Schools
--WHO chief warns against false security about flu
--H1N1 infects 6,500 people but not a flu pandemic: WHO

UK CANNIBALS: Brown Attacked by Own Lawmakers on Expenses Scandal...

Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s justice minister stepped aside as parliamentary officials started a probe into his expenses claims, plunging the U.K. government deeper into turmoil as the impact of the scandal spreads.
Shahid Malik
, a junior minister in the Justice Department, said he will step down as independent adviser Philip Mawer investigates a Daily Telegraph story saying the lawmaker claimed the maximum amount in expenses for a second home in London while renting another house in his constituency at a discounted rate.

More Americans “Pro-Life” Than “Pro-Choice” for First Time

A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995....

OBAMA STIMULUS WATCH:"GM notifies 1,100 dealers they're Out..."

General Motors notified 1,100 of its 6,000 dealerships Friday that it is terminating their contracts with the struggling automaker, the first step in cutting up to 40% of its retail network.
GM spokeswoman Susan Garontakos said that the dealers receiving notice Friday are being told that their contracts will not be renewed in October 2010. Many of them are expected to close shop this year.
The company has told the Obama administration that it plans to cut its network down to 3,600 dealers by next year...

Obama's barbed words worry corporate world...

Relations between President Barack Obama and U.S. corporate leaders have grown tense in recent weeks, with business groups bristling over his sharp rebukes of lenders and multinational companies in particular.
Executives and trade groups that praised Obama's outreach during his post-election transition period say they have felt less welcome since he took office in January....
More troubling, they say, are his populist-tinged, sometimes acid critiques of certain sectors, including large companies that keep some profits overseas to reduce their U.S. tax burden....

Outrage in Canada as U.S. Firms Sever Ties To Obey Stimulus Rules...

Is this what the first trade war of the global economic crisis looks like?

China's yuan to usurp dollar as world's reserve currency...

Professor Roubini, of New York University's Stern business school, believes that while such a major change is some way off, the Chinese government is laying the ground for the yuan's ascendance.
Known as "Dr Doom" for his negative stance, Prof Roubini argues that China is better placed than the US to provide a reserve currency for the 21st century because it has a large current account surplus, focused government and few of the economic worries the US faces....

American Journalist Roxana Saberi Arrives in Europe

VIENNA-American journalist Roxana Saberi arrived in Austria, where she will spend "a few days" recuperating after four months in an Iranian prison.
Saberi, smiling and looking well, thanked the people around the world who had supported her during her time in prison. She said she and her parents planned to spend several days in the Austrian capital so she could begin to come to terms with her ordeal, and hoped to talk more about what happened.

Obama Reverses Himself on Military Tribunals

President Obama is expected to announce Friday that he will re-institute the military tribunals he initially put on hold, two senior administration officials told FOX News.
Thirteen detainees have been identified as likely candidates for this approach, and that number may well grow larger, as prosecutors review a number of cases in which the re-instated military commissions could be used.

Obama Says Debt Load "Unsustainable":Warns of Skyrocketing Interest Rates...

President Barack Obama, calling current deficit spending “unsustainable,” warned of skyrocketing interest rates for consumers if the U.S. continues to finance government by borrowing from other countries. “We can’t keep on just borrowing from China,” Obama said at a town-hall meeting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, outside Albuquerque. “We have to pay interest on that debt, and that means we are mortgaging our children’s future with more and more debt.”Holders of U.S. debt will eventually “get tired” of buying it, causing interest rates on everything from auto loans to home mortgages to increase, Obama said. “It will have a dampening effect on our economy....”

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lawmakers Want Terrorist TV Crackdown

Two U.S. congressmen have proposed legislation to label satellite providers of incendiary TV stations as terrorist organizations-the latest attempt by lawmakers to prevent radical anti-American propaganda from hitting the airwaves, even abroad.
The bill, authored by Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., and Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., seeks to punish satellite companies that carry channels that are mouthpieces for known terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas-stations they say incite their audiences to commit acts of terrorism against the United States.

Cyberbullying Bill Could Ensnare Free Speech Rights

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives last month by Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., is designed to prevent cyberbullying, making it punishable by a fine and up to two years in prison.
But at least one blogger is calling the Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act the "Censorship Act of 2009" -- and many free speech advocates say its language is too broad and that it would act as judge and jury to determine whether there is significant evidence to prove that one person "cyberbullied" another...

UN WATCHDOG:"20 New Nuclear States in Coming Years...

The number of potential nuclear weapons states could more than double in a few years unless the major powers take radical steps towards disarmament, the head of the UN's nuclear watchdog has warned.
In a Guardian interview, Mohamed ElBaradei said the threat of proliferation was particularly grave in the Middle East, a region he described as a "ticking bomb"....

40,000 join pope at Nazareth mass

An estimated 40,000 people greeted Pope Benedict XVI on Mount Precipice in Nazareth before he presided over a mass on Thursday morning.
Many of those who gathered in the city, where tradition holds that Jesus grew up, swayed back and forth to Arabic music played over loudspeakers, clapping in unison and waving yellow and white Vatican flags. A yellow and white banner hanging over a stone wall read "Pope, Don't Forget."

Obama faces tricky talks with Netanyahu...

President Barack Obama will face one of his toughest diplomatic tests so far on Monday when he seeks to persuade Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, to pledge to work towards a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The meeting, which has generated nervousness among Mr Netanyahu’s supporters in Washington’s influential pro-Likud lobby community, will be the most high-profile moment so far in the new president’s quest for a Middle East settlement.

JORDAN KING:"Israel must accept Palestinian State..."

Jordan's king pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to immediately commit to the establishment of a Palestinian state, as he pursues a sweeping resolution of the Muslim world's conflicts with Israel.
Netanyahu made an unannounced, lightning visit to neighboring Jordan, as King Abdullah II and other regional leaders seek to lay the groundwork for restarting Israel-Arab peace efforts....

CIA chief's secret mission to stop Israel bombing Iranian nuclear plant...

America’s spy chief was sent on a secret mission to Israel to warn its leaders not to launch a surprise attack on Iran without notifying the US Administration.
As Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, prepares to visit Washington, it emerged yesterday that Leon Panetta, the head of the CIA, went to Israel two weeks ago....

Report:"Cheney Office Ordered Waterboarding"

Daily Beast: Two U.S. intelligence officers confirm that Vice President Cheney’s office suggested waterboarding an Iraqi prisoner, a former intelligence official for Saddam Hussein, who was suspected to have knowledge of a Saddam-al Qaeda connection...

"UTTER DISASTER":Krauthammer Declares Pelosi "Now at War With CIA"

"The CIA has the means,by leaking selectively,of destroying her and I suspect it will do that."

Graham on Pelosi: ‘If Waterboarding Was a Crime, She Was Part of It’

"She [Pelosi] wants it both ways: She wants to damn the Bush Administration, but she doesn't want to take responsibility for what she was told."

Congressman:"Pelosi More Focused on Keeping Democrats in Office Than National Security"

PELOSI:"Bush,CIA Mislead Me on Torture..."

Nancy Pelosi says the CIA and the Bush administration mislead her on the use of waterboarding. She says she learned about the tactic's use in 2003...

LIAR,LIAR,PANTS ON FIRE....:Pelosi vs.CIA...:"They lied to me....!"

VIDEO:"When — when — when my staff person — I'm sorry, the page is out of order — five months later, my staff person told me that there had been a briefing — informing that there had been a briefing and that a letter had been sent. I was not briefed on what was in that briefing; I was just informed that the briefing had taken place..."

Millions in Stimulus Checks:"For Dead People...?"

This week, thousands of people are getting stimulus checks in the mail. The problem is that a lot of them are dead. A Long Island woman was shocked when she checked the mail and received a letter from the U.S. Treasury-but it wasn't for her.Antoniette Santopadre of Valley Stream was expecting a $250 stimulus check. But when her son finally opened it, they saw that the check was made out to her father, Romolo Romonini, who died in Italy 34 years ago....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Nigeria rebels claim attacks, announce "hurricane"

Nigeria's main armed group MEND announced early Thursday it had carried out two attacks on the army and again advised oil groups operating in the southern Niger Delta to evacuate their staff before the "arrival of an imminent hurricane."
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta had said in a statement Wednesday: "Oil companies operating in the region are advised to evacuate their staff within the next 24 hours to avoid them being part of the statistics of an emerging civil war."

North Korea to put U.S. journalists on trial in June

North Korea said on Thursday it would put two U.S. journalists it arrested in March on trial on June 4, ratcheting up tension with Washington after a rocket launch and a threat to conduct a nuclear test.
Analysts said the reclusive North sees the two reporters as bargaining chips to try to win concessions out of the government of U.S. President Barack Obama, which is pressing Pyongyang to return to stalled nuclear disarmament talks....

BBC appoints Muslim to oversee religious content

Earlier this week the British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC, appointed a Muslim as head of its religious programming department-a move being hailed as a "radical departure from broadcasting tradition."Aaqil Ahmed, former executive at Channel 4, is the new of Head of Religion and Ethics and Commissioning Editor for Religion TV, a position some call one of the most influential religious roles in the United Kingdom....

NWO WATCH:Radio Host Michael Savage appeals to Hillary to remove his Name from UK Banned List...

Lawyers for Michael Savage sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today, asking that she call on the British government to withdraw its ban on the top-rated radio talk host.
The letter issued by the nonprofit Thomas More Law Center appeals to international conventions, arguing Savage is being punished "for what he says in the United States and not what he has said or intends to say in the United Kingdom."

Shock Report:"One-fourth of overseas votes go uncounted..."

One out of every four ballots requested by military personnel and other Americans living overseas for the 2008 election may have gone uncounted, according to findings being released at a Senate hearing Wednesday.
Sen. Charles Schumer, chairman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, said the study, while providing only a snapshot of voting patterns, "is enough to show that the balloting process for service members is clearly in need of an overhaul."

Scientist arrested for smuggling vials used in Ebola research...

A Canadian scientist has been arrested for smuggling 22 vials stolen from Canada's National Microbiology Lab,used in Ebola and HIV research, into the United States,Canadian and US officials said Wednesday.
Konan Michel Yao,42, "was taken into custody" while crossing the border from Manitoba province into the western US state of North Dakota on May 5, said a spokeswoman for the Public Health Agency of Canada,which operates the lab.

U.S. warhead disposal in 15-year backlog...

President Obama plans deep new cuts in the U.S. nuclear arsenal at a time when the government faces a 15-year backlog of warheads already waiting to be dismantled and a need for billions of dollars in new facilities to store and dispose of the weapons' plutonium.
The logjam of thousands of retired warheads will grow considerably based on a promise made in April by Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to get their stockpiles far below levels set by current disarmament pacts....