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From a 69% approval rating "coattail President" on inauguration day, January 20, 2009, Obama collapsed to a 43% "anchor-chained President" on November 13, 2011, according to Gallup. From 44%, Obama's strong nucleus of support has shrunk to a meager 25%, while his strong nucleus of opposition has expanded from 14% to 40%, according to the "Rasmussen Report." Compared with the approval rating of recent US Presidents - during November of their third year in office - Obama is lagging behind, along with his role-model, one-term President, Jimmy Carter
In fact, Abu Mazen's engagement with terrorism is in line with Islamic history since the murder of Muhammad's successors: Umar ibn al-Khattab was stabbed to death at a mosque in Medina in 644 AD; Uthman ibn Affan was assassinated in 656 AD; Ali ibn Abi Talib was slain in 661 AD outside a mosque in Kufa. Most contemporary Muslim regimes rise to power through violence and terrorism, rule through state-sponsored terrorism and lose power to elements, which are more skillful with tools of violence. In 1829, John Quincy Adams, the 6th US President, wrote: "The precept of the Koran is perpetual war against all who deny that Mohammad is the prophet of God."
Why must Israel suffer attacks from her enemies and be disallowed by anti-Semitic international hypocrites to retaliate and put an end to this hideous reality? 'Remember, there was no Palestine as a state,' Mr Gingrich said. ''It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think that we've had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs and were historically part of the Arab community. And they had a chance to go many places.''
The legacy of Chanukah - faith, patriotism, defiance of extreme odds and tenacity in the battle of liberty against tyranny - has underlined the American spirit since the early Pilgrims, enhancing the unique foundation of the US-Israel covenant: shared values. "In God We Trust" was inspired, also, by the Maccabees' battle cry, which adopted Moses' battle cry against the builders of the Golden Calf. A literal translation of the battle cry is "Whoever trusts God; join me!" The Maccabees' sacrifice and political-incorrectness, also, inspired Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death."
Western journalists have introduced us to their avant-garde term "moderate Islamist." This appellation defines those Muslims who kill other Muslims but who afterwards win elections in this, the season of the Arab Spring. This kill-or-be-killed type of democracy, unique at this time to Muslim lands and Muslim people, has escaped the condemnation of most Western governments, Canadian and American included, and has even gained a measure of respectability. What gets me is that the intellectuals who conjure up these definitions as a means of exculpating religiously driven murderers from their war crimes are the same intellectuals who condemn those of us who refuse to bear silently, as succinctly described by Maimonides long ago, "the lies and absurdities of Ishmael."
An example of the failure of directive leadership to bring about transformational can be found in Mikhail Gorbachev's 'Perestroika'. Following decades of communist oppression, the nation was largely comprised of passive, conformist and pragmatist followers who lacked any form of initiative or sense of responsibility. Gorbachev failed to see that this group of people needed a directive style of leadership - a leader who would tell them exactly what to do. He was unable to collectively mobilize his future leaders to implement his vision of change.
Arab migrant workers were imported by the Ottoman Empire and by the British Mandate (which defeated the Ottomans in 1917) for infrastructure projects: The port of Haifa, the Haifa-Qantara, Haifa-Edrei, Haifa-Nablus and Jerusalem-Jaffa railroads, military installations, roads, quarries, reclamation of wetlands, etc. Illegal Arab laborers were also attracted by the relative economic boom, stimulated by Jewish immigration
In the wake of the terrible Stephen Lawrence murder, the Macpherson Report defined a racial incident very clearly: "A racist incident is any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person." Is it not a little odd that such a straightforward statement, eagerly embraced by the British police, is open to question only when the victim is white? Ms Page clearly believes this was a racial incident, so why don't the police or the judiciary?
Herman Cain has been successfully lynched, on a succession of largely baseless and unproven charges of sexual harassment made by women of questionable character and credibility. Two of four Cain accusers came forward publicly: Sharon Bialek and Karen Krashaar. Bialek, it was revealed, had a history of questionable credibility on personal matters, and Krashaar, a resident of Chicago, where Cain has never lived, just happened to live in the same apartment complex as Obama strategist/propagandist David Axelrod.
Marshaling his experience as a former Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Clinton's White House Chief-of-Staff and member of the board of the New York Stock Exchange, Panetta has praised the "Technological Youth Revolution" on the Arab Street. He misperceives the eruption of the Islamic political lava, which consumes and destabilizes relatively pro-Western Arab regimes, as an "Arab awakening" and the "March of Democracy."
On September 28th the world was supposed to celebrate, but conveniently forgot the anniversary of the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement, widely known as the Oslo Accords. Three political stooges Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Perez received the Nobel Peace prize for signing this worthless piece of paper, which was based on fake promises made by Yasser Arafat in a letter to the Prime Minister of Israel, Rabin on 9 September, 1993. In this letter Yasser Arafat promised: "The PLO considers that the signing of the Declaration of Principles constitutes an historic event, inaugurating a new epoch of peaceful coexistence, free from violence and all other acts which endanger peace and stability.
In defiance of an unpredictably raging Mid-East, the New Mid-Easterners call for a quick transition to democracy in Egypt and in other Arab countries. In spite of intensified intra-Arab violence, non-compliance, shifty policies and unreliability, the New Mid-Easterners call for Israel to assume more risks for peace and concede the mountain ridges of Judea and Samaria, which tower over Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and 80% of Israel's infrastructure. The West has provided tailwind to the replacement of pro-Western ruthless dictators with anti-Western ruthless dictators, rendering Arab regimes increasingly concerned about Western reliability and their own survivability.
Mommy came into the bathroom and she laughed too when she saw what had made Julia laugh. "Don't worry Julia," Mommy said. "Pretty soon, you will have two very white, new teeth." Julia smiled at herself again as she imagined how she would look with two big front teeth. "Mommy, will I look just like a rabbit?""No!" "No!" Julia, you will look very, very pretty." Mommy told her.
Being licked by a St. Bernard is a never-to-be-forgotten experience, especially on an empty trail on July Fourth in a park loaded with July Fourth-celebrating tourists. There was no one to rescue us, certainly not the thin woman, so we were licked and slobbered on, a fascinating experience on a hot July Fourth. I have since thought that the Colonists -- more correctly, new states residents -- might have been able to win the Revolution a lot quicker had they been armed with slobbering St. Bernards instead of muskets that only fired once in awhile when they felt like it. Imagine a whole army of red-jacketed British troops going down beneath a host of St. Bernard slobbers.
I do not mean to imply that there is anything inherently evil in all of the above mentioned causes, or that Muslims or others are actively seeking to subvert the tradition and culture of their new homelands, but when push comes to shove, what will make it possible for such people to 'take over', is that we simply laid down and died in the face of angry and demanding activist groups whose only reason to support every minority issue, is to gain more power for themselves. It occurs to me that a major theme within the book is that the communist revolution was a wonderful ideological event only so long as the pragmatists were in charge of it. When ideologues took charge, everything collapsed.
Intelligence reports indicate several Arab countries in the Middle East are lobbying the US to strike Iran this year. According to the report, Saudi Arabia wants the Obama administration to attack Iran's nuclear facilities before the final withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies have been locked in a strategic battle with Iran for hegemony over the Persian Gulf - and have accused Tehran of seeking to destabilise the region through its 'Shiite Diaspora.'
If al-Aqsa mosques is truly the third holy place of Islam, why is there no mass Muslim international pilgrimage of Muslims even from the 'moderate' Muslim countries? Even moderate Muslims from the US, Europe, Australia or Russia do not visit the so-called 3rd holy place of Islam, Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. They all know, but are silent about its fake politically motivated status. International anti-Semitic hypocrites do not care that the mosque is built on and has been desecrating the Jewish Temple, the holiest Jewish site.
News of the joint drill came amid recent local media reports that Israel is planning to strike Iran's nuclear facilities in the near future. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak were reportedly seeking to secure cabinet majority for such an attack, sparking the ire of senior government officials who accused the media of causing "tremendous damage." The anti-Netanyahu comments by Obama in his conversation with France's President Nicholas Sarkozy more evidence of President Obama's disdain for Israel
When we write a speech, we have a particular purpose. We want to say something in particular. First you come up with a list of everything that you can think of to write, and then you put them into some type of order. Just write something about each point. When you have done that, decide which points belong in the first paragraph, which belong in the second paragraph and so on. When writing a speech, there is background information or detail, that adds to the story. Each paragraph is always connected to the one before it and the one after it. There should always be some type of transition - a word, a phrase, an idea - something that connects one paragraph to another. Mao Zedong, who was born in 1893 in a village in Hunan Province, began studying in the village primary school when he was 8 years old and left when he was 13 years old to work on his father's farm.
US and UN sanctions against Iran have been ineffective for 16 years! US sanctions were initially legislated in 1995, and UN Security Council sanctions were initially approved in 2006. They intended to end Iran's nuclear program and its support of Islamic terrorism and to bolster the Iranian opposition. Disengagement from delusions and engagement with realism constitute a prerequisite for averting Iran's nuclearization, which constitutes a clear and present danger to the US, then to NATO, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, as well as to Israel and to global sanity.
Prince Khaled bin Talal, a brother of a Saudi billionaire prince, told a private Saudi television station he is raising to $1million a cleric's paltry $100,000 offer to kidnap and IDF soldier. "Dr. Awad al-Qarni said he was offering $100,000 to only take a prisoner. I tell Dr. Awad al-Qarni, 'I will be in solidarity with you and pay the remaining $900,000 to take an Israeli soldier prisoner so that other prisoners can be freed.'"
As I write this piece, Greece's economy is barely hanging on, with those of Italy and Portugal supposedly set to fall like dominos after it, and the tsunami effect of Europe's rapidly spreading economic woes to soon presumably cross the Atlantic and beyond. In the shallow halls of Congress, according to Real Clear Politics (www.realclearpolitics.com), which currently and deservedly only enjoys a whopping 12.7% approval rate, the so-called "Super Committee" isn't thus far wooing anyone in grandiose expectation to find $1.2 trillion in spending cuts by its November 23rd deadline, and unemployment is over 9% and most likely about double that figure when you add in the unreported numbers of the unemployed who are just underemployed, or who have stopped looking for employment. In astronaut parlance, "Houston, we have a problem!"
Unlike the Tea Party Movement, which is so often now compared to the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, the occupiers blame Wall street for our nation's fiscal woes, while the Tea Partiers blame the government. The left wing, (A.K.A.: "Main Stream") media attempted to demonize Tea Partiers as nearly, or perhaps even not so nearly, seditious. But in the end, despite all their "objective journalistic" efforts, the best they could do was show a few tastelessly worded signs by a small fringe faction, and report on a Congressman being allegedly called a racial slur, which despite all the surrounding video and audio equipment was oddly enough never proven.
The supportive behavior of the leader, both emotionally and with the use of planned training programs, will significantly improve the followers' commitment to the organization. When tasks are tedious, monotonous and boring the follower looks for a leader who shows not only kindness and an understanding attitude but also one who creates harmony in the working environment by providing needed resources, emotional support and rewards.
Since that article was not about the Computer Repairs, I did not go into detail about what had happened. What happened in fact, was that there was so much wrong with my computer, that Mr. Kang used a spare casing and wot-not to 'recondition' my computer. I walked in with a thin silver 'no name' computer (it was a prototype), and walked out with a black IBM computer. Total cost was 400 rmb! The reason it was so cheap of course was that I really do not wish to buy a computer in China. A Chinese friend in Baotou got a Chinese Computer with a legitimate English program, but it still threw up Chinese pop-up messages. Mr. Kang told me that as long as I promised to return the computer once I went home next year and bought a new computer, then he was happy to do this for me.
Just recently, the Pope, leader of 1.1 billion Catholics, deliberately omitted Israel from the list of countries suffering from Islamic terror in his speech. Following his example, an Anglican archbishop did not mention two Jews as victims of London bombings. Some Church leaders are still advocating divestment from Israel, but not from Muslim countries linked to Islamic terrorism! - Rocket Attacks began last Wednesday, when a Grad Katyusha rocket was fired at Ashdod - Israel is supposed to release another 550 terrorists in the coming weeks, but some MKs have begun calling for that part of the Shalit deal to be cancelled if Hamas continues to allow rocket attacks on Israel.
1 Kings 22:47 states that there was no King (but a deputy) in Edom during Jehoshaphat's reign but the Septuagint (3 Kings 16:28 ) reads 'Syria' not Edom. According to Bright, ( 1981, p.274) 'Aram' and 'Edom' look nearly the same in Hebrew. In understanding the situation in Syria at this particular juncture in Israel's history, the fact that 1 Kings 22:47 may be read as a reference to Syria, is important to the understanding of the political situation during the reign of Jehoshaphat (and therefore Ahab) between 880 BCE. and 858 BCE. The more coherent rendering (from the perspective of the King's Calendar Artificial Calendar) would be that it was Syria (Aram) that was ruled by a deputy during Jehoshaphat's reign (or part thereof) and it may be possible to provide indication of this by assessing the military strength of Syria at this time, as presented in the biblical narratives, with particular emphasis on the person of Ben-Hadad.
Western observers tend to ignore the significance of the 1,400 year old monopoly of Islam over the religious, educational, social and political aspects of every Arab country. Such a repressive monopoly guarantees an Islamic victory in every "democratic" process. Furthermore, a fundamental incompatibility exists between liberty-driven Western democracy and liberty-devoid Islam. Arab regimes dread freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom of speech, free competition, free press, free Internet and free minds.
This means that the United Kingdom had illegally ceded the Trans-Jordan to the refugees from the Saudi Arabian Peninsula. And the United Nation's partition plan of the remaining parts of Palestine in 1947 was also illegal. In addition, in spite of the fact that the partition plan was devised to sabotage the creation of the Jewish homeland (the creation of two states on six ugly triangles - a completely unworkable political map). The Arabs rejected it! Therefore, they lost any legal standing on the land. They knew it and that is one reason why seven Muslim states declared the war on Israel in 1948!
"After four decades of brutal dictatorship and eight months of deadly conflict, the Libyan people can now celebrate their freedom and the beginning of a new era of promise." But a mere four days after executing its dictator Moamar Khadhafi, members of Libya's interim government announced their plans to introduce Islamic law, also known as Sharia, instead of formulating a secular constitution.
These photos show what is supposed to be a century-old trail reopened in Acadia National Park. I know it's not actually the old trail, because I walked the old trail eight or nine years ago, two or three times. The old trail circled around the end of Canada Cliffs well away from the cliffs. The "reopened" trail is closer in with lots of newly built stone steps to protect the trail from modern hiking boots. The old trail didn't have as many boots -- and they weren't hiking boots -- tramp it. Milt Gross photo.
When was Solomon's Temple built? Even the year of the Destruction of Solomon's Temple is not yet positively known and many claim the Bible Stories are False but the Bible Synchronisms for the Divided Kingdom of Israel are totally accurate when one calculates 490 years backward in history using the Kingscalendar artificial construct.
The sign in the unorganized township of Blanchard calls it the Taylor Road. Whatever its real name, it's smoother than it was the first year I drove it to find the access into the AT and corridor. I suspect the large amount of rain last spring damaged the rocky road, and Piscataquis County sent a guy -- or gal -- on a road grader over it. Because this year I didn't scrape the bottom of Ellie Echo at all, just her front bumper a little when she climbed out of a bit of a gully where a logger's bridge carried us across a brook.
The United States rewards a regime which oppresses and executes its 9 million Christian-Coptic minority and institutionalizes anti-Semitic and anti-US hate-education. The recent seismic developments on the Arab Street, especially in Egypt, have demonstrated how tenuous are Arab regimes, policies and alliances; how unpredictable, volatile, unstable, treacherous and violent are inter and intra Arab politics; and how uncontrollable they are by the USA. Two million demonstrators joined the anti-US Muslim Brotherhood Tahrir Square demonstration following the toppling of Mubarak
At least 200 potential terrorists are actively planning suicide attacks while living freely in Britain, British intelligence chiefs have warned ministers. The figures are contained within a secret government report on the "enduring terrorist threat" facing Britain from al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations.: "Egypt is not going toward democracy but toward Islamisation. It is the same in Turkey and in Gaza. It is just like what happened in Iran in 1979." - Eli Shaked, a former Israeli ambassador to Cairo
When it comes to Bible Chronology, the reality is that no matter who you are and what your theory is, you must at least make some show of following scientific and mathematical methodology when 'demonstrating' where one differs from the 'standard' dates in history. Scientific Methodology requires that every theory and experiment be subjected to repeated testing to verify or prove erroneous, the theory being tested and the results previously obtained. Stating that the History books are wrong because they don't match your chronology 'doesn't work', because the same Bible records from which you calculate your Bible Chronology, also synchronize with the reigns of the Kings of Assyria and Babylon. I did my experimenting, provided my methodology, assumptions and limitations, provided apologetics for those places where my chronology disagrees with the currently accepted dates, and did my best to demonstrate why those currently accepted dates cannot be accepted as gospel.
William Fankboner who lives in America published a number of essays and articles on his own site before granting permission to post one or two here at Kingscalendar. Stemming from our ongoing communications, Mr. Fankboner began submitting short pieces for publication at Magic City Morning Star News, (Where I am Stand-In Editor) and at Kingscalendar.
The split personality of US Administrations radicalizes Arab positions, undermines US and Israeli national security, and impairs US-Israel relations. It attempts to establish a false moral equivalence between Israel - a role model of counterterrorism, democracy and unconditional alliance - and the Palestinian Authority - the role model of terrorism, hate education and alliance with America's adversaries.
"As the months of Arab Spring have turned autumnal, Israel has increasingly become a target of public outrage, the New York Times" Ethan Bronner wrote this weekend from Jerusalem. "Some here say Israel is again being made a scapegoat, this time for unfulfilled revolutionary promises. But there is another interpretation, and it is the predominant one abroad - Muslims, Arabs and indeed many around the globe believe Israel is unjustly occupying Palestinian territories, and they are furious at Israel for it." (The third interpretation, which is supported by the history of the conflict, is that Arabs never were interested in peace with Jews. Since 1920s Arabs have been systematically and quite successfully undermining and destroying the inspiration for Jewish homeland - Eretz-Israel!)
The US covenant with the Jewish State dates back to Columbus Day, which is celebrated around Sukkot (October 8, 2011). According to "Columbus Then and Now" (Miles Davidson, 1997, p. 268 ), Columbus arrived to America on Friday afternoon, October 12, 1492, the 21st day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, the Jewish year 5235, the 7th day of Sukkot, Hoshaa'na' Rabah. Hoshaa'na' Rabah is considered a day of universal deliverance and miracles. Hosha' is the Hebrew word for deliverance, and "Na'" - the Hebrew word for "please" - is equivalent to 51 in Gimatriya. Thus, Hoshaa'na' Rabah is observed on the 51st day following Moses' ascension to Mt. Sinai.
Yom Kippur culminates the ten days of a genuine, heart-driven atonement/repentance, which begin on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei - an Akkadian word for forgiveness and Genesis. It is observed on the tenth day of Tishrei. Yom Kippur's central theme is the plea for forgiveness from fellow human-beings, highlighting the most essential attributes of constructive leadership, healthy relationships and family and national cohesion
There have been many things which Scientists have taught and believed which were later overturned when more information came to light and understanding of the universe increased, but it didn't stop them then and doesn't stop them now from 'believing' that they are totally right and that everyone else is wrong. (Ever counted up how many times they discovered the 'Evolutionary Missing Link' only to discover later they were wrong?) After the earth blows up they are going to go around saying 'I told you so! - I told you so!'. Of course if it doesn't end they will walk around disappointed and depressed, looking for a reason as to why 'the end' was postponed. (They'll probably determine that those rotten greenhouse gasses blocked out the sun's radiation and ruined their prophetic utterances).
On September 28th the world was supposed to celebrate, but conveniently forgot the anniversary of the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement, widely known as the Oslo Accords. Three political stooges Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Perez received the Nobel Peace prize for signing this worthless piece of paper, which was based on fake promises made by Yasser Arafat in a letter to the Prime Minister of Israel, Rabin on 9 September, 1993. In this letter Yasser Arafat promised: "The PLO considers that the signing of the Declaration of Principles constitutes an historic event, inaugurating a new epoch of peaceful coexistence, free from violence and all other acts which endanger peace and stability.
Yahoo was the name given a legendary race of cruel and brutal creatures in Jonathan Swift's novel, Gulliver's Travels (1726). We are not meant to like the Yahoos: they are disgusting. Meet Barack Obama, Yahoo-in-Chief. The President is well-versed in the tactics of distraction, diversion and fear-mongering: posturing as the adult in the room, he warns seniors their social security checks might not arrive on time. H. L. Mencken's famous observation was that the American public isn't very smart; in fact most Americans are, politically speaking, stolid, indolent, gullible, unregenerate ignoramuses, with the intellectual curiosity of tree sloths, incapable of entertaining any but the most elemental ideas. In short, Yahoos.
When was the last time the United Nations Security Council met to condemn an Arab government for its mistreatment of Palestinians? Since Al Jazeera became a major wholesale supplier of the international news nobody has questioned Arab control of the world news supply and subliminal messages of news contents. Al Jazeera Journalist and Former Afghanistan bureau chief Samer Allawi admits he traveled to Syria to help an Hamas terror group. Undercover Israeli police officers arrested a Hamas lawmaker, Ahmed Abu Atoun, who had been hiding in the Red Cross' office in east Jerusalem for the past year.
Rosh Hashanah - unlike all other Jewish holidays - is a universal (stock-taking, renewal and hopeful) holiday. It is celebrated on the sixth day of The Creation, which produced the first human being, Adam. Rosh (Hashanah) means in Hebrew "beginning," "first," "head," "chief." The Hebrew letters of Rosh constitute the root of the Hebrew word for Genesis, "Bereshit", which is the first word in the Bible.
The answer is simple: 'The Bible must not be trustworthy!' But we must also ask, "Just how trustworthy are opinions and the records upon which secular academics rely?" In both 848 BCE and 845 BCE the coalition of Syro-Phoenician kings successfully withstood Shalmaneser of Assyria and the Assyrian records for both events name Ben-Hadad as leader of the coalition. In 841 BCE however, only one king withstood the Assyrians, and that was King Hazael of Damascus. There is no actual evidence that Hazael of Damascus commenced to reign in 842 / 841 BCE. There is no actual evidence that King Ahab of Israel died circa 853 BCE. One must understand that Ben-Hadad's name may not have been inserted into the record until decades after the battle; and additionally, the name itself is not a personal name that could identify a particular person. The 'name' Ben-Hadad may well have been recorded as the generic name for the specific individual - Hazael
CNN journalists described mob that attacked them during the riot at the Israeli embassy as "animals." One other journalist was called a spy and was almost raped. The worldwide news site reported a scene that brought back ugly memories of the gang rape of CBS reporter Lara Logan earlier this year during the Arab spring uprising against the Mubarak regime.
Will the September 2011 NY special election follow in the footsteps of the aforementioned campaigns, producing nationwide ripple effects? The defeat of incumbents and candidates who are identified with Obama is further shortening Obama's coattails. From a coattail President in 2008 Obama has been transformed into an anchor-chained President in 2011, causing an increasing number of Democratic legislators to distance themselves from the White House.
People must cease to be beguiled by a news media which have clearly taken sides and are complicit with the Democrats in their attempt to remake America into a European-style socialist republic, and ultimately, if Obama has his way, to a reincarnation of the Soviet Union. We must realize that at whatever level, be it municipal, state or national, a vote for a Democrat is a vote for socialism, which has failed just about everywhere it's been tried.
Time after time the international community robbed the Jewish people of their victories over aggressive Arab states. In retrospect, it has proven to be an erroneous policy. Arabs are not enemies of Israel only. The language of power is the message they understand. And now all Western societies are paying the price for this mistake! Since the Oslo Accords were signed many ridiculous plans and agreements were announced. None of them have advanced the prospects of peace, only facilitated obliteration of the Jewish state.
The trauma of 9/11 has raised awareness to Islamic terrorism as a threat to the US mainland. The threat is intensified by the proliferation of Hezbollah and Hamas presence in Central and South America, as well as US sleeper cells. The US National Drug Intelligence Center reports that Hamas and Hezbollah collaborate with Mexican drug cartels, furnishing them weapons and distributing drugs in Europe and the Middle East. Muslim terrorists - many of whom are supported financially by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE - operate along the tri- border area of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.
The CBC reported today that Western leaders are now worried about Libyan rebels gaining possession of one of Gaddafi's arms caches and the dangers posed should this military weaponry be given into the hands of terrorists. I am humored by the fact that the CBC indicated no acknowledgement of the fact that many of these rebels, and presumably a majority of the leadership, are Islamists to begin with.
The Arab terms "hudna" and "tahadiya", which are used by Hamas to describe the ceasefire, do not at all mean that the firing of rockets and missiles stops completely. According to Islamic rules, these terms allow the individual who uses them to keep fighting or to stop the fighting as he wishes. "They can attack and stop attacking whenever they want," David Bedein, said. "There is no connection between hudna and tahadiya and a ceasefire. You have to understand the terms." - Despite the continued rocket and missile attacks from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, Israel transferred $13.5 million into the Gaza Strip. Money was delivered to UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency) - the perpetual refugee facilitator!
Israel's battle against Palestinian terrorism and conventional military threats must not be inhibited by its ties with the USA and Egypt and the recent surge in Palestinian terrorism behooves Israel to revisit the fundamentals of counter-terrorism. Any response to terrorism which is short of devastating the ideological, political, financial, logistic and operational terrorist infrastructures, reassures terrorists that they are immune to annihilation. Israel could not yield at any point which, in its judgment, would threaten its independence or its security. The very fact that Israel was a small State made more necessary the scrupulous defense of its own interests.
An issue that greatly concerns me about Islamists and their Islam, regardless of the fact that they represent only a small percentage of Muslims worldwide, is that their hatred of all things Western, and the attendant commentary and violence that propagate such odium, becomes motivator for moderate Muslims to become more like Islamists and less moderate in their behavior--more terrorist and less law-abiding citizen.
President Barack Obama is hurting the U.S. war against terrorism due to his overly excessive concern with not offending Muslims either in the United States or overseas, Sen Lieberman told an audience on Thursday during his speech blasting the president's new counterterrorism strategy.
Collecting Protégés enables all leaders to achieve far more than they could on their own and their influence extends far beyond their own realm and lifetime. It is vitally important that leaders be collectors of Protégés. Growing future leaders is not for prima donnas. It requires more than just the anointing for the position of leadership. It requires stamina and commitment
Just getting the canoe into the water had taken three weeks, a good chunk of time since the pond we put her in is less than an hour from home. We bought the used 14-foot Old Town fiberglass because the ancient aluminum 18-footer, "AB" for Aluminum Battleship, was too long for either 13-foot Toyota and too heavy for us to keep hefting it on and off the pickups we had to rent to carry her.
During 1948-1992, Israeli Prime Ministers generally defied US pressure, but (and therefore) strategic cooperation surged dramatically. The US prefers allies that produce - rather than consume - national security, irrespective of defiance. Livni is oblivious to the impact of Obama's worldview on US-Israel relations. Obama considers the Holocaust - and not the 4,000 year history - as Israel's moral foundation, classifying Israel as part of the "exploiting" Western World and the Arabs part of the "exploited" Third World.
Reports of corruption and the plundering of PA coffers under Mahmoud Abbas have pervaded the Israeli media for years. Abbas himself had withdrawn millions from PA accounts in Amman and Cairo. Auditors discovered that Arafat was guilty of skimming $2 million a month from the gasoline trade in the territories. At the time of his death some $1billion in funds donated to the PA went missing from his accounts. U.S. Congress received documentation on the PA government paying the monthly salaries of the imprisoned Arab terrorists. The total amount spent is a whopping $5 million-plus. Through the PA budget, the U.S. is paying the salaries of terrorist murderers.
Then there is his substance: He has none. His entire political philosophy is a wink and a nod, a spit and a polish, a footprint in the sand, a library full of bromides, platitudes and shibboleths that can all be summed up into a few stale, hoary chestnuts: Rich people are greedy and evil; there's such a thing as a free lunch; there's no problem that can't be solved by throwing money at it
The American and the European foreign policy establishments are playing the Palestinian fiddle. Their track record features the support of Khomeini and the betrayal of the Shah, the embrace of Saddam as a constructive force, the crowning of Arafat as a messenger of peace, the hailing of Bashar Assad as a moderate leader, the legitimization of Qadaffi as a reformed ruler and the idolizing of Mubarak as an Egyptian Rock of Gibraltar. They are convinced that the Palestinian issue is a root cause of Middle East turbulence and the crown jewel of Arab policy-making.
July 28, 2006, Naveed Afzal Haq grabbed a 14-year-old girl and thrust a gun in her back. He used her to gain entry to the Federation, and then rampaged through the building, shooting six women - Layla Bush, Christina Rexroad, Cheryl Stumbo, Dayna Klein (who was five months pregnant), Carol Goldman, and, fatally, Pamela Waechter. Tammy Kaiser jumped from a second-story window to escape, and was hospitalized with injuries. What was Haq's motive? Well, here's an interesting clue: As he stormed through the halls, shooting and killing, he shouted, "I'm a Muslim-American! I'm angry at Israel!" Quite a dramatic story, no? And yet it's not a story anybody wants to tell. Grab the average leftist on the street - or, certainly, on campus - and ask him about Rachel Corrie, the anti-Israel activist accidentally run over by an IDF tank. I bet he knows Corrie's story by heart; after all, our cultural grandees never stop pushing it as a "teaching moment" about Israeli brutality.
Ducky Wucky tried to be polite, as one brand of our Washington gang seems to try usually in vain. I won't say which brand is polite, like Ducky Wucky, or which likes to gobble and hog the feed trough because this is not a political column. A good politician knows how to get to that voter-sponsored feed trough not just once but as many times as he or she can to grab all he or she can grab.
Amos 1:1 refers to visions - "two years before the earthquake" - concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam son of Joash, king of Israel. The discovery by Tel Aviv University scientists that a major earthquake (over 7 on the Richter scale) took place on the Golan Heights in the year 749 CE is significant. Josephus in Antiquities Book 9 Chapter 10:4 says that a great earthquake shook the ground and a rent was made in the temple, and the bright rays of the sun shone through it, and fell upon the king's face, insomuch that the leprosy seized upon him immediately.
Narcissistic leadership is about theatre, not about life. The pacific mask crumbles when the narcissist has become convinced that the very people he purported to speak for, have turned against him. The narcissistic leader prefers the sparkle and glamour of well-orchestrated illusions to the tedium and method of real accomplishments. Narcissistic injury inevitably leads to narcissistic rage and unbridled aggression. When cheering for someone turns into adulation, something is wrong. "Tell me who your friends are and I will tell who you are." Don't the quality of Obama's friends and associates tell us about the man? What is not normal, is that many so called educated and politically correct western idiots choose to ignore reality in preference for their own fundamentalistic political agendas, some of which are just totally racist.
Jordan' s King Abdullah II recently turned down a request from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to hold a secret meeting in Akaba. The sources said that the king is angry with Netanyahu over the position of his government on the negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, and over statements by people close to Netanyahu that "Jordan is Palestine."
I've been watching the political scene and American politicians off and on for about fifty years. The Obama administration is claiming credit for an operation that would not have been possible except for the 'enhanced interrogation techniques' they condemned. Obama is the first to display symptoms of a full-blown sociopath. Joe solemnly tells us, Glenn Beck can no longer call Obama a socialist! Why are we where we are today, 14 trillion dollars in debt?
The Western media would like us to believe that Anders Behring Breivik has many cohorts just waiting in the wings to act out the same acts of violence and terrorism. Breivik was a lone wolf who believed his country and its cultural traditions were disintegrating. He believed that Islam and Muslims were the elemental root cause of this disintegration. Western media has branded Mr. Breivik a "Christian fundamentalist". The truth is that Christian fundamentalists are not in the habit of killing their own. Muslim fundamentalists are. Christian fundamentalists are a rather suspicious and simplistic bunch, but they're not notorious for murdering children. Muslim fundamentalists are.
Jerusalem Post correspondent and Latma founder Caroline Glick suggested that Israel assume control over Judea and Samaria similarly to the way Israel annexed the Golan and the Eastern neighborhoods of Jerusalem -- "quietly" without drawing the world's attention. She stressed that regardless of whether Israel annex those areas slowly over time, or all at once, either way, we will pay the price both diplomatically and militarily (arms funding ed.), so it's best to annex all at once. Glick said that most Israelis understand that future withdrawals from Judea and Samaria are a recipe for the destruction of the entire country, citing Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000 and Gaza from 2005, which subsequently led to rocket attacks and wars as the ultimate proofs. Glick was also critical of the right in Israel for remaining quiet while talk of establishing a Palestinian State is rampant (which would be another terror state she is convinced), while not presenting other rational and realistic options.
I recently received an email from someone who wanted my assistance in understanding the Bible's chronological references in relation to the Prophets Elijah and Elisha, and King Ahab of Israel / Samaria and his sons Ahaziah and Jehoram, as well as King Jehoshaphat of Judah. I am feeling very stupid that I can't figure this out. Welcome to the world of understanding Biblical Chronology. Firstly you are not stupid - the fact that you can see the problems means that you have achieved far more than most people can even begin to appreciate." The Bible contains many difficulties. For this period of history alone, there are numerous
Transformational leadership is the ability to bring together leaders and followers in agreement and relationship, empowering them to create an intended real transformational change. This is seen so magnificently in the leadership of Deborah, someone in that relationship who had a heart for the people. What most of us fail to realize is the far-reaching consequences of this agreement. Deborah's heart for the people not only galvanized a relationship and an agreement between herself and Barak but it also galvanized a relationship and an agreement between the followers and leaders of Israel to create an intended real transformational change.
This doe may or not have been Gracie, when she visited us last winter. If she was Gracie, she has grown a fair amount between then and now this summer when she "chats" with us from our dooryard. Milt Gross photo.
Palestinians are the top per-capita aid recipients in the history of the planet. It's not just how much, but how long Palestinians have received international welfare that breaks all records. For 63 years, the US, European nations and the UN have been nonstop donors. While all refugees in the world receive assistance for a few years from the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, Palestinians have their own, seemingly eternal source of UN welfare under the auspices of the United Nations Relief United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Per capita Foreign Assistance 2009: Palestinian Authority $725.00 - Afghanistan $219.00 - Sudan $56.00 - Bangladesh $8.00 / Percentage of the population who live below the poverty line: West Bank (under PA control) 16% - Washington, D.C. 18.9%. - Greece 20%. - Israel 24%.
Israel is the fourth largest defense exporter in the world; Israel's export is increasingly based on unique niches in the vial areas of health, medical devices, pharmaceutics, biomed, telecommunications, energy alternatives, water, agriculture and the Internet
In contrast to Europe - and just like in Israel - the US features a critical political mass of people who cherish moral American Exceptionalism, patriotism, tradition, religion, family values, small government, low taxes, individualism, defiance of odds and the right to bear arms, who are anti-establishment, pro-military, anti-terror, anti-UN, scorn Europe and are suspicious of Moslem and Arab regimes.
Israeli officials are thinking about reoccupying the Sinai Peninsula because of the growing prospect of infiltration by al-Qaida and other militants such as Hamas, the inability of the Egyptian military to guarantee security and the prospect of a cut-off of vital natural gas supplies flowing through a repeatedly sabotaged pipeline. "The Sinai is already known as a lawless land," according to a senior Israeli official. "There is real concern that if the Egyptians don't get the Sinai back under their control, it could develop into a major threat to Israel."
"Back in the day," which was for me in the 1970s, our family and sometimes groups of students I brought to Camden Hills State Park ambled down this stone-step trail from the "south" parking lot to the seaside path and a picnic table where an unremembered amount of goodies were gobbled by us. When we walked it the other day, I had to be a bit more careful not to catch my walking stick in some small cracks among rocks and roots. Times do change. Milt Gross photo.
A few weeks before announcing his re-election campaign, President Obama convened two dozen Wall Street executives, many of them longtime donors, in the White House's Blue Room...The parallels between the Obama Wall Street hustle and the Clintons' infamous coffee klatches are way too obvious to ignore, even for the liberal reporters who have noted the similarities, but continue to protect Obama and his minions. Now Obama's cheerleading section in the press is quick to defend the president, saying that it is not yet known whether or not these Wall Street execs were expressly pumped for cash.
Parks and Gardens in Inner Mongolia: Expats Watering Hole: International Visitors to Baotou have a lot to see within the city. Ba Yi Park is Located in Kunqu District Baotou City Inner Mongolia which is in the west of the City. It occupies a block in the middle of Minzu Xi Lu (East), Gangtie Dajie (North), Linyin Lu (West), and Qingnian Lu (South). In the West it is located on the last intersection (Gangtie Dajie and Linyin Lu - Northwest Entry) before the Underground Mall, the Walking Street and the Baobai and Victory Hall Shopping Plazas.
Expats in Baotou City: Where to Eat in Baotou: The Seven Pizza bar is located on the 1st floor (western description). It is located just one block from the Main Road Gangtie Dajie and LinYin Road. That intersection also forms the North West Gate to Ba Yi Park. It's not an Up market Joint, and nor is it one of those places where the Chinese stare at the foreigner like he is a monkey in a zoo. It's a 'home away from home' place for foreigners.
It is estimated that Jews were robbed of more than $100 billion in personal and communal assets by Arab and Muslim governments. The Israeli governments ignored and refuse to use those facts to neutralize fictitious claims of the Arab propaganda war machine against Israel. As a result, unfortunately, the world only knows about so-called Arab refugees and their well-advertised fictitious claim on Jewish land.
The IDF oversees the shipment of 6,000 tons of food, fuel, merchandise and building material to Gaza every day as flotilla leaders allege a 'blockade' exists. The daily deliveries by Israel were never turned into "media frenzy," according to IDF spokesmen. "In contrast, previous convoys, instigating violent provocations with Israeli or Egyptian forces, rarely delivered substantial amounts of goods into Gaza".
Big Brother and Security in the USA: Chief among the schemes to "get tough" with business is the universal enforcement of something called the E-Verify System. It is the brainchild of the Department of Homeland Security and is an electronic employment verification (EEV) program. Essentially, E-Verify uses the Social Security databases to check potential employee Social Security Numbers to determine if the job candidate is a US citizen. Employers are to simply enter in the applicants Social Security Number to verify they are an American citizen (of legal status) and therefore eligible for employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 made it illegal for employers to "knowingly" employ unauthorized workers, and E-Verify (then known as "Basic Pilot") grew out of the requirement for work-eligibility verification. Since its inception the program has been voluntary for all businesses. However, if Smith's bill passes, voluntary will change to mandatory.
I've seen a number of owls do rather unowl-like antics, but I've told you about them already, way back in ancient history about a year ago. I'll tell you about them again, when I do a rerun column. While you're waiting, maybe you'd be so kind as to e-mail me some of your tales of the birds you know. Did you ever watch our noble national symbol, the bald eagle, eat? We did, and he was so close we got good pictures -- before CDs so those photos are not with this column -- of the clumsy big critter, kind of humped over, almost upside down as he chowed down -- or up.
On the evening of June 30, 2011, Democrat strategist Chris Hahn, a former campaign worker for Sen. Chuck Shumer (D-N.Y.), repeated the lie once again: that our Constitution is "a living, breathing document that evolves over time." In order for the Constitution to be amended, the amendment must be proposed in Congress; passed by a two-thirds majority in both the House and the Senate; it must be signed by the president; then be ratified by the individual states before it becomes part of our Constitution. It is a most cumbersome process. Establishment Clause of the First Amendment - "The Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion - nor - prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
Arab Muslims of Gaza and the West Bank are loath to admit to an Arab Muslim invasion in 666, or to the preceding existence of the Jewish King David's sovereign state long before the advent of Christianity or Islam. They are also loath to admit that before Yasser Arafat's fictional rhapsodizing of the history of the Middle East, the term "Palestinian" comprised simultaneously an Arab and a Jewish identity. Like Yasser Arafat before him, Mr. Abbas is trying to ideate a "Palestine" without the Jewish people. He is shooting (literally) for an ethnically cleansed version of the term "Palestinian." In Abbas' history of the Middle East, the Jew has never been (nor ever will be) a "Palestinian."
On her return flight, she brought Philippine "goodies" to nibble and share with those she'd left at home. However airport security personnel relieved her of that for security reasons. Who knows, she may have had a bomb in those "goodies." Or, the airport security personnel may have been hungry. At any rate, she arrived back in Maine "goodiless." Exhausted and frustrated, Nicki asked how they could do this to her, since her flight had been booked a couple of months in advance. "Because we're allowed to," came the answer.
Israel has authorised construction of 1,200 new homes in the Gaza Strip, in what would be one of the largest housing projects in the troubled seaside territory in years. 17 Jews whose bodies were found at the bottom of a medieval well in England were likely victims of persecution. The skeletons date back to the 12th or 13th centuries. Aware of Arabs' past aggression, Resolution 181, in paragraph C, calls on the Security Council to: "Determine as a threat to the peace, breach of the peace or act of aggression, in accordance with Article 39 of the Charter, any attempt to alter by force the settlement envisaged by this resolution."
Implications for U.S. Homeland Security Iran and its proxy group Hezbollah continue to expand their presence in Central and South American taking advantage of their already close relationship with Venezuela's despot Presidente Hugo Chavez, a top U.S. general said as he described developments within the U.S. Southern Command to lawmakers.
Train Travel in Maine: The Belfast and Moosehead Lake consisted of a diesel switcher, a caboose in which passengers could ride for a higher fare than we humble coach passengers paid ($11 for senior citizens and $!2 for adults who were not yet senior even though they probably had graduated from somewhere), and our 1926 coach complete with that prickly cloth material on the seats.
I would go so far as to say that even the certainties of the past are apt to be rewritten to suit political agendas. The worst of the revisionists are those who prefer to rewrite history to suit their own political ideologies. In "PC Mind Control and Rewriting History" I pointed out that there is quite a lot of historical revisionism taking place in the world today, especially as it relates to Israel and the Bible. Discounting deliberate propaganda, people do have personal opinions and viewpoints which are reflected in the content of what they speak or write. The job of archaeologists and historians, is to sift through the hyperbole, and get as close to the facts of history as possible.
Obama's power constraints are derivatives of the Federalist system, which is based on limited government with a complete separation of powers and checks and balances between Congress and the White House...Obama lacks the domestic backing to effectively pressure Israel, which has recently gained in bi-partisan support on Capitol Hill and among constituents, while Obama lost the "Bin Laden Bounce" and is struggling with a less-than-50% approval rating.
Exemplary followers are courageous followers. Unlike the passive followers, they assume responsibility for their own behavior and its impact upon the organization. Unlike conformist followers, they feel comfortable about drawing the leader's attention to any action the leader might be doing that would or could hurt the organization's direction. Exemplary followers seek out the needs of the organization and actively find ways to serve those needs, unlike pragmatist followers who are always looking out for themselves. Exemplary followers courageously support their leader through the difficult stages of transformational change rather than displaying the alienated followers' cynical attitude to change.
According to criminologists, organized crime gangs cost the U.K. public between $15 billion and $25 billion annually and affects the everyday lives of numerous law-abiding individuals. The NCA will be responsible for tackling these crimes which include child abuse, drug and people smuggling, illegal immigration, fraud, cyber crime and many other serious and organized crime gang activities.
Article (19) Armed struggle is a strategy and not a tactic, and the Palestinian Arab People's armed revolution is a decisive factor in the liberation fight and in uprooting the Zionist existence, and this struggle will not cease unless the Zionist state is demolished and Palestine is completely liberated - : - Suddenly Targeting Killing of Terrorists is Good! Senior al-Qaeda operative, Ilyas Kashmiri, regarded as one of the most dangerous militants in the world, was killed by a United States drone aircraft missile strike in Pakistan. The World conveniently forgot the criticism and diplomatic assault Israel had suffered for killing Palestinian terrorists.
Nanhai Park is in Dong He in Baotou. Dong He is just one part of Baotou and lies to the east. It can be reached from Qingshan and Kunqu Districts by cathing the No. 10 or No. 5 bus. It's about a 30 minute fast trip from Qingshan and a little longer from Kunqu.Now although we don't know and don't care why this dragon was in the water, we were interested to travel over to this little island you see in the next photo. We were only interested until we saw the boat ride prices! We live here and earn Chinese rmb. We are too poor to spend that sort of money. As I am often heard to say to Chinese who want me to spend up big' 'Hey! I am a foreigner. I am not Chinese! I am not rich!'
Despite our general disdain for King Ahab, the Encyclopaedia Judaica, provides an interesting summary of Ahab's Reign, that provides a far better picture of him as a king, than does the biblical narrative. King Ahab is best remembered as the husband of Queen Jezebel. It was during his reign that Elijah the prophet was quite busy slaying false prophets and running from Queen Jezebel.
Mr. Fatah writes in the National Post that its readers "should know the difference between Islam and Islamism." It is my opinion that they are one and the same, only difference being that Islamism is more aligned to the original and veridical Islam: the Islam of the Prophet Mohammed and not the watered-down version practiced by irresolute apologists like Tarek Fatah. To pretend otherwise is to perpetuate the very evil he hopes to destroy.
Today NGOs have power nearly equal to member nations when it comes to writing U.N. policy. There are numerous classifications of NGO's. The two most common are "Operational" and "Advocacy." Americans must begin to understand that the debates over environmental issues have very little to do with clean water and air and much more to do with the establishment of power. NGOs are gaining it, locally elected officials are losing it, as the structure of American government changes to accommodate the private agendas of NGOs.
The video shows that in PA President Mahmoud Abbas' speech in Gaza on Nakba Day, delivered in his name by his advisor and representative, he denied that Jews have a history in the Land of Israel and claimed a fictitious 9000 year-old Palestinian history dating back to 7000 BCE. This history, said Abbas, made Palestinians "the owners of history."
Shavou'ot - a holiday of spiritual and physical liberty - is celebrated 50 days following Passover. The Jubilee - the corner stone of liberty and the source of the inscription on the Liberty Bell - is celebrated every 50 years. Judaism highlights the constant challenge facing human beings: the choice between the 50 gates of wisdom and the corresponding 50 gates of impurity. Egypt represented the gates of impurity and the receipt of the Torah represented the gates of wisdom. The 50th gate of wisdom is the gate of deliverance. The USA is composed of 50 states.
The solid foundation of shared US-Israel values, the recent volcanic eruptions in the Middle East and Israel's proven-capabilities and reliability, have transformed the US into a sustained bastion of support for the Jewish State, notwithstanding brief and transient tensions between the leaders of both countries. The congressional response to the June 4, 2011 Netanyahu speech reaffirmed the unique ties between the leader of the Free World and its sole soul ally in the Middle East. It underlined the limit to the White House pressure on Israel and clarified that Washington was not going to embrace the Palestinian position.
Never go hiking alone is the age-old wisdom -- for everybody else. I seldom have gone with others, and on an AT work trip on Moody Mountain I may have wished I had. I was sawing away at a large limb that was hanging hazardously from a tree about six feet above the trail. The limb, which was about five inches in diameter, for some reason swung suddenly and whacked me on the head.
Since Athaliah then 'destroyed all the royal family of the house of Judah' (2 Chronicles 22:10), it is obvious that Jehu was not completely successful. One wonders if Jehosheba was in fact Athaliah's daughter, and that those royals murdered by Athaliah, were not in fact all those who were not 'her' blood relations.
During his recent speech, addressing the Middle-East North African issues, President Obama stated: "The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps". Even before the speech, Obama knew that it is not an acceptable proposition to both sides. During the years of fruitless negotiations the same idea was put on the table even by Israel several times. It was instantly squashed and rejected by PA leadership.
Barack Obama is not a leader. Before becoming president, he had never been in charge of anything. He had never managed a business, never met a payroll, never balanced a budget. As a United States senator for all of 141 days, he had never chaired either a committee or a subcommittee, for obvious reason: He hadn't been there long enough to do either. His background before entering politics was that of an academic and a "community organizer."
The indefatigable spirit of Rabbi Akiva - the spiritual force behind the revolt - infused people with the power of faith. Just as Rabbi Akiva continued his national-educational work after the Great Revolt in which he lost his students, and with the little that remained, he established a new spiritual center, and these students, as well, he enlisted in the rebellion of Bar Kokhba
Incandescent bulbs were invented over 120 years ago, and environmentalists claim they could be replaced by many superior technologies if only the right regulations and financial incentives were put in place. The alternative to the incandescent bulb is the Compact Fluorescent Lamp. However, observers believe CFLs present their own environmental problems. "These bulbs contain mercury. That's the only way they can work. The mercury vapor reacts to electricity to produce the light," said Paul Hemingway writing on presidential candidate Ron Paul's web site.
Now that Fatah and Hamas are 'united' and openly share political inspiration, destruction of Israel and terror responsibilities, Israel must make a vital decision. It is either achieving peace by getting rid of her 'peace partner' and creating a sovereign Jewish state or continuing the pretence of the 'peace process' and suffering from Arab terror and international humiliation!
This page contains reports and periodicals from a variety of writers. It does not represent the total number of articles in the Writers Journal Kingscalendar. Writers include: Tom DeWeese: Ambassador Yoram Ettinger: Ed Fuelner: Tim Siggia: Steven Shamrak: R.P. Bendedek
This is a newly created section that contains all the articles written by: Martha Stevens-David - who writes about her family Life in Maine USA (as well as poetry and Childrens Stories): Milton Gross - who writes about Life in Maine USA: Jim Kouri - who writes about Law Enforcement issues in America: Kenneth T. Tellis - who writes about racism in Canada.
Most Americans consider the Jewish State not only an international issue, but also a domestic issue, related to the Judeo-Christian foundations of the USA, enjoying an inherent bi-partisan high-level public and congressional support. On May 20, 2011, Prime Minister Netanyahu will meet with President Obama.
If you are against the idea of reunification of all Jewish land, please be consistent and reject legitimacy of most Muslim countries in the Middle East , as they are beneficiaries of a Mandate system, which was created by the League of Nations in 1922 after WWII. Only Jews were robbed of their ancestral land in the process and were forced to accept, after the shock of the Holocaust, less than 18% of land that was allocated for Eretz-Israel!
Secretaries of State, Schultz and Baker did not agree with Prime Minister Shamir's worldview, but they respected his principle-driven tenacity. Upon concluding a meeting with then Senate Majority and Minority Leaders, George Mitchell and Bob Dole, the latter told Shamir: "Irrespective of our disagreement with your policy, we respect you, because you're tough." The international arena does not respect Israeli prime ministers who seek popularity rather than respect, transforming Red Lines to Pink Lines, in order to avoid confrontation. The world does not appreciate prime ministers who subordinate long-term vision and conviction to short-term diplomatic and political convenience.
It may have been that he also saw my passenger, a genuine city slicker from Lewiston, who I don't think had ever seen a real out-in-the-wilds -- or along-the-road bull moose before. Moosie may have wanted to duly impress said passenger. He impressed both of us in different ways. While my friend's eyes kind of boggled, and he was trying to find the word "moose" to stammer it, I was a bit irritated. Mr. Moose didn't nobly trot out of the way of the car. He trotted, playfully it seemed, up the road right in front of the car.
An Island Explorer passenger told me she and her husband lived in a tiny Vermont town, to which they had moved from New York to begin a bed-and-breakfast. The town was also way back in the country, generally known as "the sticks." Although it was so remote, the passenger told me, there was a sign at the town line to let motorists know they had arrived. The sign read, "If you can read this, you're not from here."
In a tirade posted on a radical Islamic web site, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader Nasir al-Wahishi wrote that the torch of jihad is brighter after bin Laden's death at the hands of infidels...The killing of al-Qaeda's notorious leader Osama bin Laden as well as the collection of his abundant intelligence material by U.S. commandos during their raid that killed the world's most wanted terrorist will help the United States deal a serious blow to al-Qaeda, President Barack Obama announced in a "60 Minutes" interview broadcast on CBS Sunday night...An Al Shabaab leader this week claimed it was Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda that was instrumental in ousting Maj. General Mohammed Si'ad Barre, who headed Somalia's military regime.
The Raid on Bin Laden's compound and subsequent death reveals the differences between what the U.S.A. is allowed to do and what Israel is allowed to do. The raid demonstrates that it is acceptable for the U.S.A. to lie or manipulate information presented to the international community about details of the operation without any shame or fear of international rebuke, while Israel suffers the international anti-Semites in media and politics who love tormenting Israel endlessly about every action and reaction.
"In the struggle for Gush Etzion in 1948, the Jews fought for a Jewish Jerusalem. In the present struggle for the hills of Judea and Samaria, and also for this hill [Netzer], the struggle is for the future of the Jewish state, no more and no less. For there is no room on these hills for two states. It's either us or them. And so, each hills says 'We are here' - and if us, it's us, and not them."
You don't have to be a fire-breathing conservative to feel something is dreadfully amiss at la Casa Blanca. What is wrong with this man? [President Obama] Is he a cynic or a hypocrite or a psychopathic con man? Is he arrogant or just plain stupid? Is he all of these things? First let's define our terms.
From 849 BCE. to 756 BCE, Athaliah to Uzziah & Jehu to Jeroboam II of Israel and Adad-Nirari III Western Campaigns. According to current chronology, Adad-Nirari III commenced a series of western campaigns (toward Syria / Palestine) between 805 BCE. and 803 BCE. although Miller & Hayes, [1986, p.298] place this at 796 BCE. The Saba'a Inscription mention of Adad-Nirari's 5th year (806/05 BCE), appears to indicate that it was in that year that he reached Damascus. We sometimes tend to think that our knowledge of history is based on irrefutable evidence, but as pointed out by Sir Alan Gardiner (1961) in reference to Egyptian History, our knowledge is based in a collection of rags and tatters.
Israel's Economic Prosperity. Israel's unemployment has declined to 6% in February, 2011. The Houston-based ATP Oil & Gas, which specializes in deep off-shore drilling, received a license to drill in Israel (Globes, April 15). The Seattle-based Getty Images acquired Israel's PicScout for $20MN ( Globes, April 28 )
Alert political activists may have noticed a major change in the way government and public policy has been run for the past couple of decades. That change is the key to how we are being outmaneuvered - right before our eyes. There are many names for the tactic: Group Manipulation; Consensus; Facilitation. Psychologically- Controlled Environments; Scientific Coercion. It all means the same thing; professional manipulators are being employed to control pubic meetings through a pre- determined outcome, and they are trained to lead you straight to that result and even make you think it was your idea.
Now comes the Appalachian Trail. Geez, you say, he writes about that every week! Yup, I finally learned to spell it, so it gets the treatment. Anyhow, before being rudely interrupted with your thoughts, I was about to say I want to measure the walking distance on an abandoned woods road to my new corridor-monitoring section of AT.
Focusing on passports, however, was about to create an international problem for the US government that would force it to accelerate and expand its surveillance plans, leading to a global surveillance system beyond what most in Congress intended.
2011 Palestinian Statehood: Hamas-Fatah peace / Gaza West Bank The Hamas-Fatah agreement announced on Wednesday is a fatal mistake that will allow terrorists to rule Judea and Samaria and ruin the chances for the establishment of the PA as a country (President Shimon Peres) - A day after announcement of a Fatah-Hamas rapprochement in Cairo, PA president Mahmoud Abbas said he would keep pursuing peace talks with Israel. Almost concurrently, top Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar said Hamas would stick to its stance of neither recognizing nor negotiating with Israel.
Bald Peak in Acadia National Park viewed over Upper Hadlock Pond. (Milt Gross photo.) You don't need a heavy pack -- or, in my case, any pack. I'm kind of lazy, and since the entire walk is.9 mile from Route 198, why load myself down with stuff I don't need.
Americans are celebrating the killing of the world's Number One terrorist, Osama bin Laden, but the global war on terrorism is far from over. According to IDF intelligence, since the end of the Second Lebanon War in 2006, Hezbollah has built more that 500 bunkers in the southern Lebanon region, each one holding various weapons. In addition, the organization has built about 300 underground facilities and 100 storage units for munitions including rockets, missiles and other weapons. The terrorist group has made certain these terror centers filled with explosives and munitions are located near hospitals, private homes and schools.
The death of Osama bin Laden, while a major feather in the Obama cap, is not, and should not be seen as, total vindication. It does not erase the many egregious errors and miscues that preceded it: the bailouts, the failed stimulus package, the apology tours, the health care package most Americans didn't want, and the out-of-control national debt. It does not expunge Obama's indecision in moments of crisis: the BP oil disaster, and the events in Egypt and Libya. It does not forgive diplomatic slights to two of our staunchest allies, Great Britain and Israel, and the shabby treatment their prime minister and president, respectively, received upon their visits to the White House. It does not validate the government power grabs and the push for communism upon a country which historically has consistently rejected this form of government.
We Westerners are already on "The Path of Self-Destruction", and if we do not soon smarten up we will very soon find ourselves living in a world that is not the slightest bit interested in judicial rights, human rights, democratic rights, gay rights, children's rights, women's rights or any other form of right that you can imagine. The only right left to us will be the right to do exactly what we are told, when we are told. What is not normal, is that many so called educated and politically correct western idiots choose to ignore reality in preference for their own fundamentalistic political agendas, some of which are just totally racist. Calling themselves humanitarian and compassionate, they are in fact fundamentalists who can brook no argument contrary to their own position.
There is one absolutely undeniable true fact that exists in Palestine; that Hamas does not now, nor has it ever, and nor does it ever intend to live in peace alongside of Israel. Only Stupid Bleeding Heart Judeo/Christian White Westerners fail to be able to see what is written and hear what is spoken by Hamas in this regard. Even the United Nations is Anti Israel. Beware of False Prophets who cry Peace! Peace! when there is no Peace! The most recent announcement of Hamas / Fatah unity in 2011, is designed to make certain a positive reponse from the United Nations in September 2011, to the establishment of the Palestinian State. Within 3 years, there is going to be another all our war with Israel designed to wipe it off the map.
The current turmoil in Syria exposes Western Political oversimplification and the authentic merciless nature of this Syrian despot. They sacrificed documented facts on the altar of the yearning of peace with Syria. - In order to sustain the "peace process," Israeli and Western "elites" have ignored the Abu Mazen-initiated hate-education and terrorism. Abu Mazen's track record: Introducing hate-education into Palestinian schools, mosques and media, subversion against Arab regimes, holocaust denial, enrollment in KGB and Muslim Brotherhood schooling, the embracing of ruthless Soviet Bloc Communist regimes, centrality in the 1972 Munich Massacre and the recent accord with Hamas.
I did tell the guy -- I thought he may have been the guy -- who banged on the door something to discourage his ever coming back to stay there and annoy us in the future. The B&B owner had gone off to pick up some hikers at the Height of Land and told us our breakfast -- some kind of egg thingy -- was in the oven anytime we were ready. And she added, "Would you watch the coffee?" What's there to watch? It sits there in its little pot, ready to go.
Under the Oslo Agreement the Palestinian Authority (PA) was committed to protecting Jewish and Christian Holy Sites, and to ensure access by all. The Arab strategy (supported by Western Media Revisionism) is to claim that each and every Jewish Holy place is rightfully a Muslim site and deny Jews access, and then they desecrate and destroy the very places they had recently deemed "holy." Why do Arabs restrict Jews from praying at Joseph's Tomb when the Israelis do not restrict Muslims from praying at their 'holy sites'?
President Obama's first phone call from the Oval Office after his inauguration was to Mahmoud Abbas; his first formal TV interview as President was with al-Arabiya; one of his top advisers is Samantha Power, an inveterate Israel-hater who recently said that the U.S. should be prepared to send in our military to subjugate the Jewish state and facilitate its takeover by the Arabs. Obama bowed to the Saudi king; he treated Prime Minister Netanyahu like something the cat dragged in, and after his inauguration his first formal TV appearance was with Mahmoud Abbas.
Media Lies: Political Activism: United Nations Anti-Israel. The people who spawned and espouse Political Correctness and a host of other 'human rights' issues, are today no longer concerned with the truth. They don't give a damn about it. So corrupt have they become in their own 'self idolisation', that neither do they hide their constant approval of the lies that are told by Palestinian and other terrorists. There is general acknowledgment among Palestinians that Arab leaders bear responsibility for the mass flight of Arabs from Israel in 1948. When any organisation needs to dispense with truth in order to promote their story and when they must manufacture justification for bloodshed and murder, we have a duty to recognise that true justification for that bloodshed and murder is a lie.
It is interesting to note Mr. Sanad's comments about Arab Muslims in Israel. Egypt's ruling military council sentenced Maikel Nabil Sanad to three years in prison. He was convicted of "insulting the military establishment" and "spreading false information" on the army's use of violence against protesters and its torture of detainees. It seems nobody likes the truth.
2011 'blockade buster': Free Gaza sponsored the flotilla that engaged in deadly clashes with Israeli special forces troops. Among its members were Weather Underground founders William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn--who perpetrated a series of terrorist attacks--as well as Jodie Evans, the leader of the radical activist organization Code Pink. Besides the U.S. radicals, Islamic groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah and Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood contributed to the flotilla.
President Obama: Despite all the socialist caprices having already been tried in the past and failing, you insist upon ruining America with your economic policy, to the deep sorrow and under the protest of the citizens of the United States. Likewise, your policy in the Middle East has only brought additional waves of terror, and has resulted in chaos. Your "peace" initiatives cover up unfathomable hatred and the desire to see Israel's collapse and destruction.
Israeli police have arrested Hakim Mazen Niad Awad, 17, and Amjad Mahmoud Fawzi, 18, in the West Bank village of Awarta on suspicion of murdering five members of the Fogel family in neighboring Itamar on March 11. They confessed to their ambition to kill Jews and die as martyrs. They expressed no remorse. Six more Palestinians arrested as accomplices in the crime. Jews comprise a mere 0.23% (13 million) of the world's population (6 billion). We never asked for admiration, simple recognition is long ever due!
While such strong faith is potentially advantageous to their relationship with God, it dismisses the possibility that Genesis is what we misunderstand. But, if that is the case, and the earth is old, then where is the theory of Old Earth Creation that keeps Christian Theology intact? In all my years of looking for it, it isn't there. Enter Geocreationism. - Combined with the literal meaning of "yom", scripture is not requiring a creation day to be a 24-hour period. Sundown for God becomes the time God chose, not a time imposed. It means the earth may be old, and God created it in 6 literal days.
Not long before I left Baotou in early 2010, my friend Arnold (Chaolu) took me for a visit to his home village and gave me a look at some local scenery. I could probably tell a story about our trip, but it would mainly involve the difficulties encountered with Chinese Transport. Therefore there is no real story here, just a glimpse of the area out past Lin He, northwest of Baotou. Chaolu has for years taken foreigners on private tours of the grasslands but is now in the process of establishing a tour company called Tournmg (Tour Nei Menggu)
It is because they have evil hearts that turn the truth into a lie. Knowing the truth which is clearly visible to all, they turn aside into the darkness because their hearts are filled with rebellion - rebellion against - GOD! Yep! That's right! Against God!
"How many degree of beneficence hath the Almighty conferred upon us?! If He had brought us forth from Egypt, and had not executed judgment upon the Egyptians, it would have sufficed (Da'ye'nu)... If He had inflicted justice upon them..., it would have sufficed (Da'ye'nu')..." If there would not be havoc in Arab lands, highlighting the Jewish State as the only stable, reliable, credible, capable, predictable, democratic and non-conditional ally of the USA - Da'ye'nu
Nineveh was an evil city looking for God. Nineveh was evil by what it did. And why would a city looking for God do evil? Because consciously, they were not so much looking for God, but needing Him, without realizing it was Him they were needing. When people need God without understanding their need, they will look to extraordinary sources for it, and doing good is the surest way to find Him... but it is also the hardest. Doing good is a long term plan, and for many who view it selfishly it will seem unrewarding. Doing good requires self-sacrifice, and people in pain often feel sacrificed already.
It is now beyond question that Benjaim Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and other right thinking American colonists knew what the game of the Habitant and their church would play in the future. And that was proven on June 22, 1974, exactly 200 years after the Quebec Act was passed by the British Parliament at Westminster. It only goes to prove that the American colonials that met at Carpenters Hall in Philadelphia were right in their assumption and the British Parliament absolutely wrong on all counts.
Jews have nothing to apologise for. We have the right to live in peace on Jewish land in our own country. We lived in Gallut (exile, slave mentality) for too long. It is time to say - "NO more"! I am ashamed and feel sorry for those Jews who have no self-respect and are helping enemies to destroy Israel. Why do they hate themselves so much? I do respect non-Jewish people who do not know and do not care about the Arab-Israel conflict. They are honest hard working people who have their own problems and interests
We didn't kiss the ground in Bangor, as tradition I've heard says you should. I'm not sure why we didn't. My very first flight was in a little one-engine Cessna or Piper Cub -- hard to recall after about 90 years or so. I was a teenager then. The pilot explained to me he had to keep the nose of the aircraft even with the horizon. Good thing it wasn't over the Longfellow Mountains of Maine. As we approached the West Chester, PA airport to land, the pilot said, "Okay, now you can land it."
Mr. Arrigoni was an activist - an Italian. Beyond that I know nothing about the man. This much I do know about activists however, is that they are people driven by ideology, and ideology cares nothing for the truth. Whatever the man may have believed, he obviously did not understand that the people he supports don't fit a nice ideological pigeon-hole. The Palestinian peoples are pawns in a political game controlled by terrorists. That is the sum of it in a nutshell! Mr. Arrigoni sided with terrorists, and now he is dead!
Encountering the narcissistic and succession syndromes cannot be avoided in leadership. It is the way we deal with the dark-side of our narcissistic personality, the way in which we learn from it, that becomes the maturing process required in order to become a transformational leader. This maturing process allows the charismatic revolutionary leader to be resurrected with the great gift of grace - charisma. Queen Elizabeth the First's ability to create on-going transformational change was due to her ability to engage in covalent activities with those around her and to groom and provide a successor to the throne.
In succumbing to the dark-side of leadership, charismatic revolutionary leaders become the very thing they detested in the previous leadership: people who holds on to the status quo, jealously guarding what they have established. Charismatic revolutionary leaders who are extreme narcissists will surround themselves with subordinates who are loyal and uncritical. They make decisions without gathering adequate information. The lack of debate and open discussion will make the leadership team vulnerable to what they don't know which will often result in missed steps in the decision-making process
Israeli Arabs vehemently oppose any settlement - such as an exchange of land between Israel and the Palestinian Authority - which would transform them into Palestinian subjects, denying them Israeli citizenship. What do the Arabs of Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and Gaza know about Abu Mazen's Palestinian Authority that Western policy-makers and public opinion molders do not know?! Akrameh Sabri, the top Muslim religious leader in eastern Jerusalem, who delivers anti-Semitic and pro-terrorist sermons retains his Israeli ID card as do Hanan Ashrawi of the PLO, Muhammad Abu-Tir of Hamas, Jibril Rajoub's wife, etc
A British national, killed after an explosion ripped through a bus stop in Jerusalem, was an evangelical Christian who was studying Hebrew. Mary Jean Gardner, 59, Bible translator, originally from Orkney in Scotland, was killed by the blast and about 50 people were injured in the attack, which was blamed on Palestinian terrorists. Hamas stated on Wednesday that it wants to "restore calm" and indicated it is backing off from escalation in attacks it initiated, as Israel makes it clear it will not tolerate terror.
The Pilgrims considered Britain "modern day Egypt," King Charles was "the modern day Pharaoh," the sail through the Atlantic Ocean was "the modern day parting of the Sea" and America was "the modern day Promised Land." Passover has four names: The holiday of Pesach (Passed-over; sacrifice), the holiday of liberty, the holiday of Matza and the holiday of spring.
I don't care what someone believes, they can be racist or prejudiced or bigoted but when you process that into a physical or verbal attack on somebody you've just degraded yourself into something worse than the three put together. We are not much different. We also allow ourselves to be emotionally aroused by Media in relation to brutal behavior. When you allow your heart to be lead into hatred, you are but a 'slip' away from being a barbaric murderer yourself. As the Bible says: 'What a man thinks - is what the man is!'
This is just one of the many books that Dr. Keys has written over the years, and is currently available on the internet. Dr. Keys' experience in leadership and teaching fully qualify him as a teacher on church leadership. He is a man who combines the spiritual with the 'down to earth'. A man who understands the real world and the path of a spiritual leader walking in that world.
Charismatic and transformational leaders are superb masters of the art of public speaking to stir followers' dissatisfaction with their present situation and instil a sense of 'correctness', a moral striving to a higher level of social change. Permanent change however cannot take place solely because of the charismatic and transformational leader's vision, self-confidence and rhetorical skills. The vision firstly needs to correspond with the followers' needs and values. Secondly, the vision needs to be reinforced by actions of self-sacrifice that demonstrate the leader's commitment to the vision. Only then will the rainmaker become an agent of change. Once the charismatic revolutionary leader's task has been completed, unless they mature into transformational leaders they will either be challenged and remove or fall prey to the dark-side of leadership.
A bus passenger, who travels a lot, told me she went via Amtrak to Mississippi. The train got there by way of Chicago, she said, although she wasn't sure why Amtrak had picked such an unstraight route. The route wasn't the problem, however, she said. The problem was that either the train to Chicago from wherever, Boston or New York, was six hours late arriving. Or the Mississippi train was six hours late departing Chicago.
We are dropping bombs and missiles on Libya, but are not at war - we are engaged in a "kinetic military action". Hillary RODHAM Clinton has informed us that responsibility has been handed over to NATO. We elected a man about whom we knew next to nothing. And leaders are supposed to lead! He waffled. He dithered. He played golf. He took vacations. He took "official" trips. His foreign policy at the outset was one of apology and debasement. Is anyone beginning to suspect that we have followed a talking white rabbit down a mysterious hole that leads to mad hatters and Cheshire cats ruled by a deck of cards? George W. Bush will somehow be blamed for of all, as the "mainstream" news media will spare no effort to eventually discover.
Libya is experiencing a civil war, which is an internal matter! - For 10 years the UN and the 'willing coalitions' did not interfere in Sudan. They watched the killing of tens of thousands of Sudanese citizens and the displacement of many millions of refugees from the Southern Sudan and Darfur region. The UN did nothing to stop genocide in Rwanda or bring to an end bombings of Grozny in Chechnya by Russian plans and artillery! Why was this resolution adopted so fast and implemented even faster without proper debate and planning?
People in Canada had better pay serious attention to this group's activities because at this very moment in time that same NAZI Germany insanity is alive and well in Quebec under the guise of nationalism. A tinge of insanity becomes apparent every time he opens his mouth to talk about his make-believe nation and he has gone as far as to write the words of a national anthem which speaks of the war of independence to come.
Preaching a specific time whether it be a year or a decade for the return of Christ, or for Armageddon, or for the end of the world (whichever is appropriate for your theology), is fine as long as you don't use the Bible as your 'proof'... Pastor Keys actually made a point of telling one class that I was in, that anyone who preaches anything near to a 'specific time' for the return of Christ, is deceiving the congregation. St. Paul and the other apostles obviously thought that Christ would return in their lifetimes, but it didn't happen.
Charismatic and transformational leaders, by their personalities and natures, are agents of change characterized by a restless energy to create, by a constant sense of dissatisfaction with the status quo. Their impulsiveness and impatience for change cause them to continually seek out new opportunities and new ways of doing things. Charismatic and transformational leaders' creativity, inspiration, insight and vision allow them to exhibit their tremendous capabilities in creating enormous change in an organization.
In Aroostook County, which is the largest county in the State of Maine and the largest county east of the Mississippi, there are plenty of things to do especially if you are the hunting, fishing and outdoors kind of person. The county is home to so many different kinds of wild animals to hunt, trap, fish and stalk that there are always an endless variety of stories or tall tales being told about these creatures and each person always tries to best his neighbor.
Obama first declared (Libyan dictator Muammar) Khadafi must go, then flip-flopped on that objective, and now refuses to call that which fits every definition of war a war, calling it instead a "kinetic military action." In each situation, where nearly every previous president would have stepped forward and taken decisive action, Obama has instead sat on his hands, dithered and procrastinated, and, when he finally decided to act, offered up too little too late.
The things that distinguish leaders who run with horses from those who walk with footmen, those who shuffle along under the anointing (Jeremiah Chapter 12 Verse 5), is their ability as leaders to live a life of purpose that stretches beyond their own time. This ability allows them to implement a succession plan by recruiting and growing future leaders to become giants: leaders of great purpose and direction for the Kingdom of God. Historian Clay Jenkinson wrote: "To understand Jefferson, you need to know that he was a collector of Protégé. He could never have achieved what he did without able-bodied men." Jefferson's success was largely due to collecting Protégé.
Pastor Tony Key's professional career includes extensive experience in leadership positions in non-profit organisations, ministry, education, industry and churches. He has been actively involved in a vast range of leadership roles, which includes experience as the Director of two Christian tertiary education centres, Church Pastor, Assistant Principal of a non-profit Christian School, Factory Manager, Youth Worker, Crusade Co-ordinator, and an administrator for a theatre company. He has travelled extensively throughout Australia and the world, preaching and ministering in churches as well as conducting leadership seminars for churches, bible colleges, missionary and not-for-profit organisations and meeting in a consulting role with church leaders.
Dr. Daniel Pipes, a foremost expert on radical Islam and terrorism cites several criminal cases involving CAIR officials: A senior staff member, Randall Royer a/k/a "Ismail" Royer, pled guilty and was sentenced to twenty years in prison for participating in a network of militant jihadists centered in Northern Virginia. He admitted to aiding and abetting three persons who sought training in a terrorist camp in Pakistan for the purpose of waging jihad against American troops in Afghanistan. Royer's illegal actions occurred while he was employed by CAIR.
"Was the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords a terrorist attack? I mean, you have to look at the evidence and look at the motivation, and then you make a judgment." The fact is, more than three dozen terrorist plots against the U.S. have been foiled since 9/11. There's Richard Reid, the would-be "shoe bomber." There are the six U.S. citizens of Yemeni descent arrested in 2002 for conspiring with terrorists (the "Lackawanna Six"). There are the seven men apprehended in Miami and Atlanta in 2006 for plotting to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower. Just last year, Faisal Shahzad was arrested for trying to detonate explosives in an SUV parked in Times Square, and Mohamed Osman Mohamud was arrested for trying to blow up a car bomb at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore. The list goes on.
Please, make it a point and tell the Canadian people the truths of their history, rather then narrate a Fairy Tale a la Hans Christian Anderson or even the Brothers Grimm to them, because that would be totally out of your field of expertize. You might as a politician stretch the truth a little bit while giving a speech, but in this case you have entered the domain of Fables, which might well be good for children, but certainly not for adults.
"Ayers' and Dohrn's continued activities appear to elude the attention of the people responsible for reporting the news without bias. They are terrorists, plain and simple, so why would anyone be surprised to discover their connection to an anti-Semitic organization that supports terror groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood and even al-Qaeda?" asks former New York Police detective Michael Snopes.
It's time to tell the truth that there never were a Palestinian people and there never will be a Palestinian state. No one is doing the Arabs any favors by cruelly fueling false hopes that will only lead to frustration and greater disillusionment. The eternal people of Israel will continue to thrive in the whole of Eretz Yisroel and not even Jewish politicians, acting foolishly and humiliating themselves in public, could stop or slow down the fast moving train of Jewish destiny that's hurtling towards the dawn of our Redemption. If our ancestors were here today, would we be able to look them in the eye? What will we tell our children and grandchildren when they ask us why we gave away their inheritance and trust, without their consent? Will they ever forgive us? What will we tell them - that we had no choice? History will not be so kind or forgiving... At its founding, however, Israel declared itself to be a Jewish liberal democracy. The inherent contradiction in its Declaration of Independence is tragically playing itself out in today's headlines. Israel's crack in its foundation has now become fully exposed. Israel has to decide once and for all whether it is a Jewish land, as the name Israel after the people of Israel, clearly indicates, or whether it is just another liberal democracy...
The only news that is fed to the public by the international media is that of a fictitious Arab nation - Palestine. The same facilitators of the Holocaust have been generating their justifications for the blood-thirsty terror unleashed on Jews during the last 60 years by Arabs. The intentions of the Arab leadership and the Islamic terrorist infrastructure to destroy Israel and kill Jews are completely ignored. The rights of Jewish people to live in peace on the Jewish land are deemed by them to be non-existent!
You would think that the shocking premeditated murder of a mother, father, and three children aged 10, 4, and 3-months would be enough to secure ample news coverage in Canadian media outlets. The Globe and Mail, Canada's so-called paper of record, could only muster up a measly wire brief in its news pages to tell its national audience about this horrendous massacre. How did our public broadcaster fare? To date, CBC Radio has completely ignored the incident and CBC Television featured a misleading 30-second newsflash which falsely claimed that settlement building was as a result of peace talks "coming to a halt".
But today, a week after the murder of civilians, innocent children, and - by the way - Jews, it behooves us to stop and look at our reactions to those murders and ask ourselves whether in the deep recesses of our hearts we actually approve of such murder.
While speaking softly, Abu Mazen carries a horrendous stick of hate-education, which is largely funded by US foreign aid (over $2BN since 2007). Since 1994, he has brainwashed Palestinian youth, producing manufacturing lines of hundreds of thousands of potential terrorists/suicide bombers.
Pastor Tony Key's professional career includes extensive experience in leadership positions in non-profit organisations, ministry, education, industry and churches. He has been actively involved in a vast range of leadership roles, which includes experience as the Director of two Christian tertiary education centres, Church Pastor, Assistant Principal of a non-profit Christian School, Factory Manager, Youth Worker, Crusade Co-ordinator, and an administrator for a theatre company. He has travelled extensively throughout Australia and the world, preaching and ministering in churches as well as conducting leadership seminars for churches, bible colleges, missionary and not-for-profit organisations and meeting in a consulting role with church leaders.
We observed these two deer as well as three or four more each day from the dining room and living room windows in an apartment we rented in Bar Harbor several years ago. Understand, an apartment in Maine may not be just like your typical Boston or New York apartment. This one had a window that overlooked Great Hill in Acadia National Park.
Having been picking potatoes since the age of two, when Mother first took me to the fields with her, I knew everything there was to know and a lot I didn't want to know about picking potatoes. It was excruciating, dirty, backbreaking work. The farmer, sitting on his tractor, would go down the rows pulling the potato digger along behind him. The digger, back then, was designed to cover two rows and when it was lowered, the front part of the machine, dug into the dirt beneath the grown potatoes. The metal racks would roll back over the rollers and carry the uprooted potato plants along with it, filling the ground with freshly dug potatoes, rocks, potato vines, dirt and bugs. The farmer would continue in this mode until the field was dug, it was lunchtime or the digger broke down.
Coates' assertion, that Muslims were predominately "moderates," met with general approval from his readership (after all, this is The Atlantic Monthly). So I decided to stir the pot a little and submitted my own version of things
Dad was an excellent woodsman, hunter and fisherman and many hunters or fisherman from the cities, who happened to be hunting or fishing in the greater Aroostook County area, would ask Dad to guide for them or show them where he caught all the biggest fish. And Dad, being the father of eight children, always looked for any chance he could to supplement his meager potato farmer's salary.
The manager, an import from the Midwest, thought western Maine should become an industrial zone which in his mind would save the region economically. The federal government wanted to use the region to bury low-level nuclear waste. I hadn't moved to Maine to live in an industrial area -- especially a nuclear waste dumping ground, and, having been here some 20 years, knew this manager's idea was totally out of the ballpark for this part of Maine with her mountains, lakes, and forests. Most of the area's residents fought against the proposal -- and won.
Not looking convinced, the teenager walked with us to a quiet spot under some trees. I said a prayer aloud, asking God to give the girl back her dental appliance. Like the teenager, I was not convinced that this prayer was anything but a formality. In my mind, I pictured the girls' parents' reaction to the news that their daughter's expensive bridge was at the bottom of the lake.
In Maine, where the snow has yet to whack me on the head, I remember a favorite tree along a snowmobile trail in West Paris where I cross-country skied often. The snowmobilers were generally fellow members of the Norway-Paris Fish and Game Club and were prepared for Mr. Strange to appear just off the trail as they drove past on their motorized sleds. That group generally snowmobiled at a reasonable rate of speed, so avoiding their fun-to-laugh-at-news-reporter member was easy.
Remember Hansel and Gretel's bread crumbs? I barely did, but their trick turned out to work for the skunk. I laid a long board down the bulkhead, guessing that most skunks were more familiar with tiptoeing along logs in the woods than climbing stairs in those same woods. I then managed to get down there without being sprayed and left a trail of bread crumbs along the floor and right up the board.
The Canadian Constitution and comprises seven parts. The first part being the Canadian Charter of RIGHTS and FREEDOMS, which was supposedly enshrined to give Canadians the freedoms of conscience, religion, thought, belief, opinion and expression. But this was never really adhered to, neither in principle nor in fact.
An historic class action suit has been filed against former President Jimmy Carter and the Simon & Schuster publishing company alleging that Carter's book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, contained numerous false and knowingly misleading statements intended to promote the author's agenda of anti-Israel propaganda and to deceive the reading public instead of presenting accurate information as advertised.
The police arrived at four in the morning last Monday. According to the settlers, they arrested everybody sleeping at the time in the tent, accusing them of interference with a police officer, conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of a knife. (The settlers say it was a regular knife of the kind found in any household. ) How someone sleeping can interfere with a policeman and how he can conspire to commit a crime in his dreams is still not clear to me.
Gallup's annual (February 2011) poll on American attitudes toward foreign countries highlights Israel as a favorite American ally. Israel (68%) ranks among the seven most popular countries, which include Canada, Britain, Germany, Japan, India and France, ahead of South Korea and dramatically ahead of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt (37%, 50% and 40% respectively). The Palestinian Authority (19%) is at the bottom of the list, along with Iran and North Korea.
My own religious background and theology is quite different to that of Pastor Keys, but during my 3 years in that college, I learned so much, not just about Christianity, but business, sociology, cross cultural communication, psychology and counselling, research and planning and of course teaching. All of these have empowered me in my teaching in China.
A una di queste chiamate, ci fermiamo a fianco a una coppia di giovani. Non solo i due incauti avevano diversi sacchetti, ma portavano con s?anche una torta. Dopo varie discussioni con la bigliettaia perch?la torta nel pulmino proprio non ci stava, provano ad aprire il finestrino e a passarla alla ragazza seduta di fronte a Justine. Visto che non riuscivano a spostare il vetro, sporgendomi, faccio alla bigliettaia: "Lo faccia passare da qui" (okkei, va bene, ho detto solo "da qui", il resto della frase era sottinteso!). Io, anima ingenua, credevo che una volta saliti i due giovani avrebbero trovato il modo di riprendersi la torta. E invece no! Mi sono fatta una decina di chilometri di strada sterrata con una torta gelato sulle ginocchia! E giusto per renderla ancora pi?precaria, era una torta a due piani con complesse decorazioni, tra cui un drago giallo con occhi e baffi di cioccolata. Avevo il terrore di spetasciarla. A questo punto, per? ridevamo da non riuscire pi?a respirare.
The Chinese Educational system, at least so far as learning English is concerned, has completely failed to provide what the students need, and whilst that on its own is bad enough, the international language testing services offered by various organizations around the world, "must be", as far as I can see, 'CORRUPT'. How is it that students who cannot hear or hold the simplest conversation in English, can pass these international language tests, whilst many of those who fail, can freely talk with any foreigner on any topic? The answer to that is 'Grammar'. Some idiot somewhere has decided that passing grammar test is synonymous with an ability to hear and speak normative English.
When one wonders about the causes behind the ongoing chaos, violence and revolution in the Arab world, does one connect these events with the relationship between Israel and Palestine? That's a good question! Is there any bearing? Perhaps this 'Quote of the Week' will help answer that question.
Storie dalla Cina in italiano: Dal momento che Shijiazhuang non ?proprio il paradiso del turista, una volta cambiato il biglietto e anticipata la partenza (per andare sul sicuro avevo comprato un biglietto sul tardino, non si sa mai di aspettare un bus una vita e mezza, perdersi nella campagna e rimanere bloccati a Shijiazhuang!), l'unica attivit?a mia disposizione era il sopralluogo a uno dei centri commerciali della piazza della stazione (unico negozio degno di nota il supermercato, ho preso certe cialde al sesamo buonissime da sgranocchiare al rientro)
Chiara Braccagni ha trascorso gli ultimi quattro anni tra la Cina e l'Italia, insegnando italiano, lavorando come tirocinante all'Ambasciata d'Italia a Pechino e seguendo corsi di lingua cinese. Gran parte del tempo, tuttavia, l'ha trascorso viaggiando in lungo e in largo, esplorando la Cina e i cinesi. Laureatasi alla Scuola Interpreti di Trieste, sta ora seguendo un corso di cinese a Pechino e terminer?gli studi in ottobre per poi... ??
United Kingdom's Special Air Service, or SAS, landed in military transport aircraft in a remote area near a Libyan seaport after planning the rescue of U.K. civilian workers after it was feared that workers might be taken hostage by Libya's regular army or the hired mercenaries from Chad and the Sudan. SAS troops were heavily armed with fully-automatic assault rifles, machine guns and pump shotguns, but they were able to so far conduct the operation without firing a shot. "The SAS recon team probably entered Libya in plainclothes on commercial flights earlier last week," said the SAS-trained American source who now manages protection operations for an international security firm. Many of the SAS troops have remained to locate and rescue more non-Libyan civilians.
Congress is not eager to challenge a president, but is capable of the challenge if required by constituents. It was Congress - on both sides of the aisle - which led the Obama Administration to veto its own ideology and policy, at the UN, on February 17, 2011.
Islam says: Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all!" - Ayatollah Khomeini. : According to all reputable anti-terrorist experts, negotiation with terrorists is a bad practice. It gives them legitimacy and encourages raising of the level of terror. Basque, Tibetans and Kurds have legitimate national claims. All of them have historical connections with their land, as well as the language, cultural and national heritage. In spite of this, neither Spain, France, China, five Central Asian countries, nor the United Nations have made any attempt to address their grievances. Strong legal and military measures are used to discourage any independence tendencies. It is time to return to basics, scrutinize the facts of history and wake up from this mesmerizing nightmare!
Much of the insistence that evidence-free species-to-species evolution occurred because some guys didn't want to deal with a god. A god? How comforting is that? I want to be in control of my own life, not have some god tell me how to live. Teachers are intellectual, right? So are they going to mimic their Sunday School teacher about God and creation? Or are they going to fall in line with the cynical professors, who are shoving for their own reason -- wanting to be their own god -- the theory of total evolution as fact. I believe the latter is more prevalent.
President Obama Humiliated: The Palestinian Authority has withstood all of President Obama's pleas; boasted of his humiliation; announced a boycott of American diplomats, journalists and products and have scheduled a "Day of Rage," against America. Caroline Glick (deputy managing editor of The Jerusalem Post) reports that with the fall of President Mubarek of Egypt, Iran, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood are no longer restrained by borders that were formerly barred to them. According to her report, the recent missile strikes on Beersheba and Netivot were made possible because Iran's battleships can now pass freely through the Suez Canal (for the first time since 1979) bringing arms and aid to terrorists.
Life in Maine U.S.A. as told by Martha Stevens-David. Great Grammy Ida had one really bad fault as far as we were concerned. She didn't like kids, any kids. If she happened to be sitting in the kitchen when we came in, she'd turn in her old rocking chair and glare at us through the heat of the woodstove for a couple of minutes. Upon recognizing us, her false teeth would slip and click as she muttered to herself and then she'd rock back and forth in her chair until she'd gained enough momentum to get up.
One evening, as I was preaching "fire and brimstone" in that Baptist church during a thunderstorm, a bolt of lightening struck the belfry atop the church building. The strike shook the church, created quite a "boom," and helped dramatize my sermon.
The Writers Journal Kingscalendar is proud to Introduce the "Life in Maine U.S.A." Series of Short Stories, poetry, and Children's Stories from Martha Stevens-David. Although she has traveled the world, her life began and now continues in Maine.
Legal outcome of 2010 Violence in China: Did the Chinese Government intervene for fear of an international incident? Did the Taiwan Government put pressure on China? Did the Taiwan Businessman bribe police? Were the local police incompetent? To this day Mary the American Woman does not want to think or talk about that incident and has said she will never return to China. She was left totally traumatized by the incident. Miss Mae the Chinese woman has suffered medical problems since the incident in May which was planned and provoked by the Taiwan Businessman.
The Jewish State constitutes the most advanced battle-tested laboratory for US military systems. The F-16 jet fighter includes over 600 Israeli-induced modifications, which saved the manufacturer billions of dollars and many years of research & development. Hundreds of additional US military systems, operated by Israel, generate similar benefits, according the US defense industries a global competitive edge and expanding US export and employment.
Jihad is the Way explicitly endorses the reinstatement of a worldwide Islamic regime. "It should be known that jihad and preparation towards jihad are not only for the purpose of fending off assaults and attacks of Allah's enemies from Muslims, but are also for the purpose of realizing the great task of establishing an Islamic state and strengthening the religion and spreading it around the world." - 57 percent of Germans would oppose a Palestinian State, according to a new poll released by the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner institution for The Israel Project. - Regardless of its peace treaties with Jordan and Egypt, what happens if Hezbollah, with its tens of thousands of rockets in Lebanon, and Hamas, with its tens of thousands of rockets in Gaza, were to launch all-out simultaneous attacks against the Jewish state?
Andre Arthur, Independent MP from Quebec and former radio personality spared by the SCC of paying thousands of dollars to Montreal Arab and Haitian cabbies but branded a RACIST by seven judges of Canada's highest court for his on-air rant in 1998. Andre Arthur got off scot free for his RACIST rant. Le maire de Ville de Herouxville, Quebec, one Andre Drouin indicated that he was not tolerant of people who were not Quebecois. What would be the lot of those who were neither Quebecois nor Catholic?
This article was published on July 29, 2010 six months before the recent overthrow of Egypt's President Mubarek. In Hindsight it makes interesting reading as does the article written a year earlier which discussed the reasons why 18 months later, the Egyptian revolution finally took place. If and when the Brotherhood gains power and influence in Egypt, it is likely that Egypt will begin sponsoring the likes of Hamas, al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations. And the more powerful the Brotherhood becomes in Egypt, the more likely it is that Egypt will abrogate its peace treaty with Israel.
The late Admiral Bud Nance said: "I believe if Israel were to move out of the Golan Heights and the West Bank, it would increase instability and the possibility of war, increase the necessity to preempt in war, and the possibility that nuclear weapons would be used to prevent an Israeli loss, and increase the possibility that the US would have to become involved in a war.
Fort Hood Massacre: The bi-partisan panel of Senators investigating the incident claimed that they discovered evidence of "systemic failures". The hearing is expected to reveal details of how the FBI and the Army could have prevented the shooting but failed to do so. In the Senate report released on Thursday, Senators Joe Lieberman and Collins said that military commanders had clear indications that the shooter -- in what became known as the Fort Hood Massacre -- held views that were so extreme that he should have been disciplined or discharged from the Army altogether.
Appalachian Trail volunteer work involves other skills besides creating beer trees. But corridor monitoring may be the only volunteer task that lends itself to the creation of beer trees. For example of other jobs, the Maine Youth Corps and volunteer groups, the volunteer groups being composed of Maine Appalachian Trail Club members, engage in maintenance work of the Trail itself and the lean-tos and privies about every ten miles along the Trail... This permanant boundary marker lies along the Appalachian Trail corridor about a dozen miles west of Monson. The numbers and letters indicate the tract, state, and individual marker.
The lower the stability and life-expectancy of Middle East regimes, the shiftier their ideology, policy and commitments, the higher the volatility of domestic and regional affairs, the higher the security threshold and requirements.
I pulled myself up enough so that I could lean against the bed and then I felt a warm trickle sliding down my face! I brought my pajama sleeve up to my forehead and wiped it across my face and was shocked to see the blood on my sleeve. Then, I realized that my nose was pulsating and didn't feel at all right and as I gingerly touched my chin, it too didn't feel quite all that good! Leo sat down on the floor and kept apologizing about having pulled me out from under the bed and then I remembered why I been trapped under the bed in the first place. My Hair! I brought my hair up to where I normally pinned my bun and found that my bun wasn't so full any longer. So, I bent my head and looked under the bed and there, still swinging back and forth was a large clump of blond hair! I lifted my hand and found the fifty-cent sized bald spot that was waiting there. When I showed Leo my bald spot, all the color drained from his face and he looked sick. "Oh well honey, never mind, it will all grow back!" I consoled him.
The Rambler was "cool" in that she had those fold-down seats that would allow you to recline and sleep, hopefully when you weren't driving. Those seats weren't so "cool" the nights we camped over at Hastings Campground in the White Mountain National Forest. I had opened my window a crack and headed for dreamland, when I dreamed a doctor was stabbing me with a needle, then another, and another. I awoke to something I hadn't experienced in my short time in Maine, no-see-ums. The thing about no-see-ums is that they take all the fun out of camping in a Rambler with reclining seats.
One incredible Indian saying in one speech everything the Green movement advocates. There's just one problem. Chief Seattle never said a word of this. All of it was written by a movie screenwriter named Ted Perry in 1971, about one hundred years after the chief died. The Green movement is based on wrong policy, perpetrated by deceit and promoted by myth.
Shortly after buying the VW, the fates delivered me from the private school to the Lewiston Sun Journal to write rather than teach. The VW, which ran great but was heat challenged on those dark, cold winter nights when I had to drive 40 miles one-way to cover meetings in Fryeburg for the Sun Journal.
Today we have two different articles by Jim Kouri which strongly connect the American Government to the Muslim Brotherhood. Have so many not been warning of this, from even before President Obama ascended to the White House throne? They were ridiculed and reviled; called many names; shunted off to the sidelines as fanatics and conspiritists. Most U.S. newsrooms are turning a blind eye to President Barack Obama's connection to a key player in the Egyptian rebellion: the radical Islamic group known as the Muslim Brotherhood which co-sponsored last year's disasterous "Gaza Aid Flotilla". Last year, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet and her senior staff secretly met with a select group of Muslim, Arab, and Sikh organizations. Among the mix were three organizations directly associated with -- the Muslim Brotherhood.
According to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, Israeli-born Jewish fertility rate was over 3 births in 2009: "According to the UN Population Division, the overall Middle East fertility rate peaked during the 1950s (6.33 births per woman) and declined gradually to 2.95 births in 2010." In 2010, the Jewish fertility rate is 63% higher than Lebanon's
It's clear that the tidal wave of popular anger against the Arab world's 'moderate' regimes would be washing over those regimes regardless of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. Why? Because Middle East instability is not about us - it is about them. It is about Arab unemployment, Arab poverty and Arab despair of a better future... Deputy leader Rashad Al-Bayumi of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood declared, on Thursday, his movement's intention to cancel Egypt's 1979 peace treaty with Israel. He added that cancellation of the treaty would be one of the demands made of a temporary government after the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak.
Precis: Moses was Born 1523 BCE - Fled to Midian in 1486 BCE - Commenced the Exodus in 1449 BCE and died in 1413/1412 BCE: In 1514 BCE when Moses was around Nine years old, Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis II had a daughter...the future seemed secure to Hatshepsut when her Daughter Neferure was born, for through marriage to Moses she would have provided Egypt with a New King. Neferure died at the age of Eleven years in 1503 BCE. In 1487 BCE, around the time that Hatshepsutat died, 40 year old Moses fled Egypt. Forty years later he returned to confront Amenhotep II who was far worse by nature than the Biblical Pharaoh. The Exodus took place during Amenhotep II's co-regency during the last two years of the reign of Thothmes III. During this time, Amenhotep left Egypt to campaign in Asia. The administration of Egypt was left to Grandvisier Rekhmire, whose tomb reveals that he met his end with disgrace. The Book of Judges provides an incomplete chronology of the Judges of Ancient Israel, yet still records 450 years of consecutive data. Extra-Biblical records indicate a further 60 to 80 years for Joshua, Samuel and King Saul. Add 40 years for King David's reign and 4 years to the Commencement of the building of Solomon's remple, a total of between 554 and 574 years elapse between the Israelite entrance into Canaan and the 4th year of Solomon. The King's Calendar artificial construct reduces the overall value of the data, and demonstrates that the period of the Judges compactly fits into 480 artificial years, as indicated in the Masoretic version 1 Kings 6:1.
COMPLETE unabridged version of "The Law, Rules of Evidence & Archaeology": A Polemical rebuttal of Academic methodology in reconstructing the history of Ancient Israel. The Battle of Qarqar in 853 BCE is important in relation to the History of the Ancient Near East and The 'King's Calendar' indicates that King Ahab of Israel, died in 863 BCE. The Kurkh Stele of Shalmaneser III claims that King Ahab was present at the Battle of Qarqar in 853 BCE. The claims of the Kurkh Stele are promoted despite seven (7) justifiable academic objections to its content. The King's Calendar' is a computer generated mathematical synchronous chronological presentation of the history of Ancient Israel, as principally recorded in the Biblical books of Kings and Chronicles, and sets forth Apologetics for and the results of R.P.BenDedek's discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Books of the Bible, Josephus,the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah.
E.E.T. East English Training Schools in Baotou and Shanghai: I originally published this because I wanted to warn foreign teachers about this Shanghai Based School. I had provided them with lots of free publicity, and they turned out to be nothing but users and abusers... Events such as cheating an American Female Teacher; being called before the Education Department; and the bashing of a Chinese woman who had once worked for the company. I received an email warning me not to return to Baotou, which I promptly forwarded on to officials in Taiwan, Australia and Baotou. It has cost me a lot of money to make sure that foreigners do not blindly fall into their hands - a lot more money than if I had just dropped the matter. These are truly vile people and I cannot in all good conscience let others fall into their trap.
Do you have sex lessons or six lessons? Do you fight or fart? Do you smell or smile? Do you have blue eyes or blue arse? Life in the classroom is full of such gems, and while I may fall down on the floor laughing, or necessarily excuse myself from the room for a few moments, I consider it both important and my duty, to correct the errors. And that often requires using 'Yellow Language'.
In Israel itself, there is a bias toward the 'Arabs' that sometimes requires that Jewish citizens pay the price of political correctness. In order to appease the Americans, the United Nations, The European Union, Egypt and the rest of the International community including the Arab League and all those western 'illuminati' who look in the mirror and see God himself, the Israeli Government repeatedly offers up its citizens as sacrificial lambs for the holocaust of Israel's redemption.
After about two hours during which a peaceful vigil was held, a group of police officers arrived, with a court order, claiming that the protest was to be dispersed. When the organizers requested an explanation about the puzzling order, and also attempted to photograph him and the officers, the police began using force and acting violently. Six were arrested, including two girls, two boys, an adult resident of Gush Etzion, and Nadia Matar from Women in Green.
When army and police forces arrived, they arrested the hikers who were carrying weapons. Those hikers were imprisoned and charged with homicide before it was even established that any Arab had been killed, before a dead body was even produced, and before even one Arab was interrogated.
I have spent most Chinese New Years in the villages of Heng Ji and Fengkou in Hong Hu city in Hubei. Last New Year I was in Australia and now I am in Baotou. I have to admit that I prefer to watch the fireworks in the dark countryside, but it has nevertheless been an interesting experience tonight.
It appears...a special women's unit within the banned radical group Muslim Brotherhood is operating in Egypt ... when the deputy chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mahmoud Ezzat, was arrested with other members of the al-Qaeda-affiliated group, investigators uncovered evidence of a group of women who serve as "mules" to deliver messages and act as messengers for the terrorist group.
Although terrorism was used by both IRA and PLO, at least the Irish people have the legitimate claim for ending occupation of Northern Ireland by the United Kingdom. So-called Palestinians, who were invented in the 1960s in order to undermine legitimacy of the Jewish states, have none!
"Come visit the Bangor and Ellsworth Mountains," our winter tourism advertising could read. Lots of other towns likely can also brag about their white tourist attractions. Snowmobiling may be a great sport, but there's nothing quite like admiring the Bangor or Ellsworth Mountains.
Obama's so-called national security team -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Director of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta, etc. -- appear to have been caught flat-footed as a result of the apparent inadequate gathering and analysis of actionable intelligence regarding Egypt.
These words were written by an Englishman. who chose exile rather than to give in to tyranny in his own country. There are very few options open to us that will not make those in power angry, but as free men, can we really avoid striking out at our oppressors? With an election [Canada] around the corner I say: 'Come hell or high water we "must" stand up and be counted, because our cause is just.'
Said Jaziri was discovered hiding in a Mexican registered BMW. The terrorism supporting cleric has been banned from France and Canada, as well as the United States.. Jaziri, who gained notoriety when he ordered his followers to "execute" the controversial Danish cartoonist who drew pictures of the prophet Mohammed, was arrested, as was the BMW's driver Kenneth Robert Lawler
After I return from a more difficult hike on the Maine Appalachian Trail, in Acadia National Park, or elsewhere, I find myself yearning for a quiet, rural pathway or old road down which I can just amble. The peacefulness of such scenes at times overwhelms me, and when life brings stress my way I tend to close my eyes and picture myself on such a path.
This morning, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, Arabs conducted plantings at Netzer in Gush Etzion, in the presence of the Palestinian Tourism Minister. Dozens of vehicles of the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian police were in the area. The veteran residents of Gush Etzion know that the area of Netzer, the hills between Alon Shvut and Elazar, have all been state lands since 1967, except for two small plots.
In the two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the world has become the target of a growing global crime threat from criminal organizations and criminal activities that have poured over the borders of Russia and other former Soviet republics such as Ukraine.
Animal Welfare is the humane caring for animals. Animal Rights is the use of animals to attack human existence. How is that? A/Rists believe that humans should not eat meat, wear leather, hunt or fish, use any medical research (past, present or future) involving animals or even have pets.
This railroad snowplow rests on a siding in Thorndike alongside a former railroad station. During the late 19th and first half of the 20th century, standard-gauge and narrow-gauge -- four feet wide -- railroads, including passenger trains, traversed most of Maine. Milt Gross photo
Just recently, La Familia witnessed a number of it's crime captains either killed in shootouts with federal police or by the Mexican military. In addition, the gang is fighting against the South Pacific Cartel whose members have begun operating within La Familia territory.
Instead of sitting next to their Democrat Party colleagues during President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, GOP lawmakers should be standing up and pointing out the hypocrisy and corruption routinely perpetrated by the Obama administration, said former law enforcement and intelligence officer Sid Franes.
English translation of Rivki Goldfinger's article in the Besheva newspaper, provided by Women for Israel's tomorrow...throughout Gush Etzion and the Hebron hills, and not a single dunam of land escapes their eyes
Pastor Terry Jones who caused global uproar by his fake threat to burn the Quran, has been barred from visiting Britain. "The government opposes extremism in all its forms which is why we have excluded Pastor Terry Jones from the UK ...Coming to the UK is a privilege, not a right... But When Israel does not allow entry to anti-Israel bigots it's a major international news.
The Tunisian turmoil is a reminder of the nature of Israel's neighborhood, the Middle East - the role model of domestic and global terrorism, volatility, instability, unpredictable violence, intra-Arab treachery, tenuous compliance with commitments, short-lived intra-Arab agreements, shifting alliances internally and externally, uncertainty, oppressive totalitarianism and divisiveness. Israel's high security threshold, and extremely slim margin of error, are determined by such regional phenomena.
This document is dedicated to the memory of Herb Zweibon, a super-Mentsch, a principle-driven human-being, a Jewish and a Zionist warrior and educator, an American patriot who was a leader in the battle of truth, realism, conviction and determination against lies, wishful-thinking, opportunism and vacillation.
More than eight years after the brutal murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl by terrorists, a group of U.S. journalists claim the Pakistani government botched the investigation and prosecution of the high-profile case.
It would seem that both the Liberal Party of Quebec and the Liberal Party of Canada ought to explain how they permitted racist elements of Quebecois Society, with known RACIST tendencies to enter both provincial and federal politics.
There seems to be a definite malaise here on the part of the Chiefs of the tribes that the regions belong to, and so far Cree Grand Chief Matthew Come Coon has made no mention of what could happen if Quebec seceded unilaterally from Canada. Thus Quebec would have the upper hand and that is not a very good position for the Native peoples to find themselves in if hostilities ever broke out between Canada and Quebec.
Disturbing to Israel's government and military is the recent news that Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt's has sided with Hezbollah against Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a move that increases the danger that an Iranian "puppet government" will be established in Lebanon.
During the 1930's the upsurge of Nazism in Germany brought about its many facets and exposed it for what it really was, a horrendous evil posing as a saviour of the German people...but with all its promises of creating a prosperous nation it was going to create a nightmare such as the world had never seen before. North American Nazism has already got a foothold in Canada's province of Quebec
Bats are great sport too, or at least a great nuisance when you're a little kid and you and your big brother have been ordered by that same no-nonsense mom to get the bat out of the cellar. A bat in the cellar? Come on, Mom, let's be real
These attacks on places of worship are not the exception but the rule. An Anglican Church was vandalized and daubed with paint. Then a Roman Catholic Church belonging to the English-speaking community in MONTREAL was vandalized. Note that no Roman Catholic Churches belonging to the Quebecois is ever vandalized
Do Jews have a future in an increasingly Muslim Europe? Former EU commissioner, Dutch politician Frits Bolkestein, said there is no future for this group in the Netherlands because of "the anti-Semitism among Dutchmen of Moroccan descent
American-Yemeni radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi's call to action was posted on the Internet's Jihadi web sites this past weekend. Awlaqi reportedly described American government officials and American citizens as the "imams of kufr (leaders of disbelief) in this day and age."
But the most gripping gravesites I have ever come upon were underground. We were all caught up in the eerie glow that fenced us in to right and left. Yet more - the time frame of hundreds of hundreds of years past closed in upon our fancies.
Israel, the occupier, the terrorist state; those criminals who keep Palestinians behind walls and bar them from freedom simply because they daily fire mortar shells at Israelis, should be wiped off the face of the earth. At least censured if not completely barred from the United Nations, these inhuman monsters don't believe in the rights of others to move freely, to worship freely, and to live their daily lives without constant fear.
Since 1994, the highest per-capita-foreign-aid in the world has been provided - mostly by the US taxpayer - to the Palestinian Authority. Since 1994, there has been an unprecedented intensification of Palestinian anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and anti-US hate-education and incitement in PA-controlled schools, mosques and media
But there is another advantage on France24, its team of journalist and members of its staff are of the highest calibre, many of them have received their education in either Cambridge or Oxford and it shows. But their quality of French is also one that the Quebecois/Quebecoise could never hope to reach, because their society is NOT French but Metis/Metisse.
According to Lakewood police detectives, upon questioning witnesses they discovered that Officer Matlosz and Crockam exchanged words when suddenly Crockam stepped back from Matlosz's cruiser, pulled out a handgun and opened fire into the driver's side window.
I was so pleasantly surprised to hear Julia say that she found it rewarding to be near her husband, care for her husband, being home with him so that they could spend time together. In her response to Oprah Julia used the word "devotion." She said that she found the devotion in love for her husband was nourishing.
In an audio message sent to Reuters news agency and broadcast on the television channel al-Jazeera, the radical Islamic group boasted that a group of mujahideen carried out a brave operation on January 7 in the heart of the Niger capital Niamey.
Presently, a guard came through the mechanized door. It slowly opened, hiding its thick frame inside the wall. Prisoners' names were called out. I recognized my friend's name. I could then get up, walk toward the door, and file in line for processing.
The problem I have nowadays is that liquid stuff the Maine Department of Transportation in their insidious wisdom sprays on the roads to melt the ice. That's fine, and it works well on the roads while rusting out "Ellie" Echo's undercarriage parts. But it makes the roads look wet. So when it's 15 degrees above zero, am I driving on treated wet roads or glare ice?
New York City, the powerful United Federation of Teachers was granted a one-year waiver from compliance with the new health care reform law. "Of course, it should be noted that the UFT, a group that represents tens of thousands of teachers and education professionals, was gung-ho over getting Obama elected and ObamaCare passed.
Milt Gross moved to Maine after graduation and was first employed as a minister before becoming a teacher, a principal and an adult-ed director. He later became a journalist and after retiring from the Northwoods Sporting Journal he commenced publishing his "Down the Road a Piece" articles.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the scrapping border fence project. The original Southwest Border Initiative program, started during President George W. Bush's administration, has only established 53 miles worth of fencing along the border.
A young lady recalled her 83 year old grandmother with fondness when she said that she could "walk to the grocery store and back in sweltering heat and bake dessert for l00 members of her Lithuanian club, while my high school classmates are complaining about having to park their Camaros at the far end of their parking lot. I only hope that I'll have half her energy when I am 30."
French government has denied Quebecois French Citizenship, because .. there was a lot of intermarriage between the Habitant men and Aboriginal women... Thus the use of PURE LAINE ( pure wool) or DE SOUCHE (first generation) are redundant and cannot be backed-up by the facts of history.
Within minutes of the shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, some liberal-left commentators, absent any credible evidence, were already blaming conservatives for their coarse rhetoric. [BUT] "Perhaps the media need to start investigating the rhetoric emanating from the Obama White House," said political strategist Mike Baker
According to Professor Har-El's 55 years of research, the Jews were the first to coalesce the various regions of Canaan into a unified country. They settled in the mountain ridges of Judea and Samaria rather than along the coastal plain, introducing agricultural innovations into barren, rugged mountains, developing irrigation systems, establishing stone and metal shops, ushering advance architecture and construction, building roads from the Mediterranean to Jerusalem, which became the crown jewel of the Jewish People.
The IDF shot down an ugly Arab hoax, after it had already been eagerly propagated worldwide. An IDF investigation found that Jawaher Abu Rahma actually died of cancer, and was not even at the protest where she supposedly inhaled tear gas. She had been lying in a hospital bed for ten days before passing away.
Jim Kouri is a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and a columnist for Examiner.com and New Media Alliance. He's the former chief at 'Crack City' (a New York City housing project in Washington Heights) and served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university. He's served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Read More
Grandma Brown's Home Baked Beans come in these cans. The company can be reached by snail mail and phone but not by e-mail. I phoned the Mexico, NY company, and a representative told me they want to keep the bean company old fashioned, so none of that new fangled online stuff.
The messages found at the bloody crime scene were allegedly signed by Mexico's Public Enemy Number One, Joaquin Guzman, a/k/a/ "Shortie," the head of the Sinaloa cartel, a source told the Law Enforcement Examiner.
Days moved into weeks and weeks into months. I wondered: will I ever return to the pastorate? Will Priscilla ever recover fully? Will our marriage ever be completely restored? Will life ever return to what it once was? What effect is this having on our daughter?
In 1942, a very knowledgable and observant U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was aware that the so-called canadiens suffered from CLUSTEROPHOBIA and mentioned this subject in a letter to William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canadian Prime Minister.
We need to get serious about addressing our record deficits. But this rules package represents a huge step back that puts us on the wrong track, making it unlikely that we will be able to enact serious change.
Rep. Michael Michaud Maine U.S.A. at The Morning Star 'Writers Journal'. This journal was created to allow Magic City Morning Star Maine U.S.A. contributors to continue publishing their contributions during a difficult publishing period in 2011 at Morning Star News.
After the waltz ended, the band picked it up a notch and swung into a rollicking polka. My new husband and I had such a look of dismay and backed away from each other so fast, spectators probably thought that one of us suddenly passed a particularly malodorous pocket of gas.
Reference File: List of Biblical Patriarchs from Adam to Moses - Judges from Joshua to Samuel - Kings of Israel from Jeroboam to Hoshea - Kings of Judah from Rehoboam to Zedekiah - Kings of Assyria, Babylon and Israel 607 - 595 BCE
The Bible speaks of a fetus as a person, not simply tissue that can be discarded if found to be a bother or nuisance. Since the fetus is a person from the moment of conception, then the destroying of the fetus is killing a person.
The Chinese Government strongly opposes any person from a foreign country who attempts to upset the equilibrium of Chinese Society. While I am sure you might find some fault with this, the fundamental assertion is sound. It may also be found in such places as Saudi Arabia.
America: Are we a nation where government can order people to buy health coverage? Liberals can try all they want to place us on a "road to serfdom". conservatives are winning where it matters most .. We are winning the war of ideas. And liberals are taking notice.
Dozens of suspected terrorists have been freed from Guantanamo since Obama issued an executive order last year calling for a comprehensive "review" of all detainees and a total of 598 have been released so far, according to officials at Judicial Watch, a public-interest, watchdog group that investigates government and political corruption.
The Shamrak Report produced by Steven Shamrak is a 'Politically Incorrect' and an unashamedly 'Pro-Israel' report that brings together various pieces of news from a variety of sources to demonstrate the inherent racism involved in the politics of the Middle East.
Twas a year during which my mother also returned to Heaven, a year in which more quality time was spent with both Mom and Dad then ever before, a year when all four seasons happened in God's perfect order and alignment, from last January through this December
As the State Department continues to improve security at US embassies, terrorist groups are likely to focus on "soft" targets such as homes, schools, and places of worship, according to Mike Snopes, a law enforcement and security consultant.
All agencies that undertake intelligence collection, whether through human or technical means, must be constantly on guard that what they are collecting is genuine. This requires continuous evaluation of their sources as well as the information gathered from them. Intelligence analysts who are familiar with the totality of information on a particular topic are often in a position to detect
On the eve of the establishment of the Jewish State, Professor Roberto Bacchi, the founder of the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics and the guru of Israel's demographers and statisticians, warned that Jews were eventualy doomed to become a minority within the Partition Plan. He pressured Ben Gurion to delay declaration of independence and projected that ?under the best case scenario ?there will be 2.3 million Jews in the Land of Israel, a 34% minority. He was wrong by 3 million Jews!
These Quebecois/ Canadien - offspring of French fathers and Native Indian mothers - are the result of an experiment in the colony of New France which was promoted by and sometimes enforced by the colonial governors of the kings of France and the Roman Catholic Church.
President Barack Obama is expected to appoint controversial lawyer James Cole as Attorney General Eric Holder's top deputy at the U.S. Justice Department. This latest recess appointment has created a firestorm since Senate Republican objected to Cole's appointment and had successfully put the brakes on his installation as the Number Two man at the Justice Department.
But this guy I know wasn't wealthy at all and worked hard to get through college and launch a successful career in the "straight" world. He managed to be a municipal official all his working life, retired now with sufficient money to well educate two daughters in such unhippy institutions as Yale and Harvard. I imagine he has lots of time to sit around and think of his good old hippy days.
The Nanking massacre was was not an isolated incident. One statistic tells us all we need to know about Japanese savagery and the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere": approximately 40 million Chinese/Asian civilians died as a result of Japanese militarism and rapine and pillage of the Japanese Imperial Army.
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Since 2004 he has been writing academic articles, social commentaries and photographic 'Stories from China' both here at KingsCalendar, and formerly as a contributing columnist at Magic City Morning Star News (Maine USA) where from 2009 to 2015 he was Stand-in Editor. He currently has a column at iPatriot.com and teaches English to Business English and Flight Attendant College Students in Suzhou City Jiangsu Province People's Republic of China.)
BenDedek originally created the site to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran.' Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah. Check the Chapter Precis Page to see details of each chapter and to gain access to the Four Free to Air Chapters
(The Download book does not contain a section on Seder Olam)
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]