Monday, December 24, 2007

Catholic leader rejects 'Jewish state' | Jerusalem Post

The Roman Catholic Church, of which Tony Blair is now an official member (the EU spokesperson for middle east policy/peace) claims Israel should not be of Jewish character, but rather a "political, normal state for Christians, Muslims, and Jews"!?!!?? What is a political, normal state for the Jews that could not be of Jewish character? The false prophet is staking out his territory in public. To call herself a "Christian Church" puts a blemish on true Christianity. The Roman Catholic Church is "Mystery Babylon, the Mother of Harlots" of Revelation. Please read Alexander Hislop's book Two Babylons, accessible from the links to the left. Also please read Recommendation 666 by Herb Peters if you haven't yet, also accessible from the links to the left. If the Jews have been able to retain their Jewishness over 2000 years without a homeland, what makes anybody think you can give them their own land back, and then hope they will not be Jewish in character. How blind are the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church. Blind leaders of the blind...its followers shall end up in the ditch.
Catholic leader rejects 'Jewish state' Jerusalem Post

Saturday, December 22, 2007

What's Tony Blair Been Doing Lately?

This was pulled from a website that the creater is pulling down according to its author. His decision to pull it was made the night before Mr. Blair converted to Catholicism. Since I just stumbled across it, and now it will disappear, I wanted to post some of his latest about Mr. Blair before it was too late to refer to it. It follows...

Article follows, from The Sunday Times, December 16, 2007
Tony Blair talks big money as £1m speech maker
Tony Blair is earning up to a million a month with his addresses. But how does a Middle East peace envoy have the time?

By Robert Watts
TONY BLAIR is making between £500,000 and £1m a month from public speaking engagements, matching the earning power of President Bill Clinton.
Sources close to Blair, who left Downing Street last June, say he is delivering up to five speeches a month, with a typical fee of between £100,000 and £200,000.
Blair, who is also working unpaid as a Middle East peace envoy, is to embark on his most lucrative speaking tour in January, when he is likely to make as much as £500,000 in America and Canada for three speeches in four days.
On January 14 he will address 5,000 people at the Gibson Amphitheatre, a rock music venue in Universal City, near Los Angeles, for the American Jewish University. The most expensive ticket, at $2,500 (£1,200), includes the chance to join the former prime minister and other speakers at a cocktail reception and dinner, and to have a picture taken with him.
Tickets are being sold for up to $1,000 to hear him speak the next day at the Californian millionaires’ resort of Indian Wells. Tim Parrott, executive director of the Desert Town Hall lecture series, said Blair currently had greater pulling power than Clinton, who earned £15m for speeches in the four years after he left the White House.
“There is great interest in how he managed to get along so well with two presidents, one liberal, one conservative,” Parrott said. “His Middle East peace role will ensure he remains in demand for years to come.”
On January 17 Blair will address 2,000 people at the Westin Harbour Castle, overlooking Lake Ontario, in Toronto. The event is sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group.
One sponsor said: “Blair has been at the centre of the world’s most important geopolitical events for 10 years. People here want to know what he has to say about his role as a Middle East peace envoy.”
Last month it was reported that Blair received up to £240,000 for one 20-minute speech in China. Cherie Blair typically charges about £15,000 a speech.
If he manages to maintain his high profile, the Blairs should easily be able to service and pay off the mortgages of almost £4m on their properties in Connaught Square, in London, Bristol and Sedgefield, Co Durham.
The former premier is maintaining a relentless pace as he combines his roles as peace envoy with that of international speaker and philanthropist.
At his headquarters at the American Colony, a luxurious hotel near Jerusalem’s Old City, he usually rises by 6am, his meetings frequently start at 7am and he often continues working past midnight.
One hotel staff member said: “One day recently he had meetings with four Israeli ministers in the morning. They came in one after the other – boom, boom, boom, boom. Then he had dinner with Condoleezza Rice [the US secretary of state] in the evening.”
Last Monday Blair breakfasted in Riyadh, having met Saudi royals the night before. He lunched in Kuwait City with the Kuwaiti prime minister. Then it was on to Doha, to hold a meeting with the Qatari government and meet the editorial board of Al-Jazeera, the Arab news network. A 30-minute live television interview followed.
By Tuesday morning he was meeting the prime minister of Qatar, before jumping on a plane to Israel. That afternoon he addressed the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, held a press conference and then headed off to stay the night in Bethlehem to promote western tourism in the holy land. Blair’s schedule now involves far more international travel than when he was prime minister. He uses scheduled airlines as much as possible, but often charters private jets to keep up the pace.
“He’s worse than he was before,” said John Burton, the agent who has stood at Blair’s side since he won the Sedgefield parliamentary seat in 1983. “I think Cherie thought she’d see a bit more of him when he finished as prime minister, but he’s in Britain about two days a month.”
“I feel sorry for the family,” said one observer close to the Blair camp.
Cherie did drop in to inspect her husband’s new Middle East residence for the first time two weeks ago. But he was on the other side of the Atlantic, embroiled in peace talks in Annapolis, Maryland. She lunched alone in the hotel’s courtyard and booked into the David Citadel, an even more expensive hotel.
Sir Winston Churchill, Graham Greene and Lawrence of Arabia used to be regulars at the Colony, where Blair and his entourage have taken over the fourth floor, with security provided by discreet Scotland Yard protection officers rather than Uzi-toting Israeli-style security.
A display in the lobby lists recent guests as the actors Uma Thurman, Richard Gere and Robert De Niro; Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary-general; the fashion designer Giorgio Armani; and the musician Sting. Field Marshal Sir Edmund Allenby, who liberated Palestine and Syria from Ottoman rule during the first world war, was a frequent visitor to the hotel and said: “If you want dialogue, this is where it happens.” Details of Blair’s new life have largely been kept from public view. But over the past two weeks, members of his entourage have disclosed the minutiae of his daily round and given insights into his new role.
He apparently jokes with room service at the Colony that in the Middle East he can evade a coffee ban imposed by Cherie after his 2004 heart operation. He usually orders two large cafetières of a potent Arabic brew each morning. Others report that he is a regular in the hotel gym, pounding on the running machines well before dawn.
One American tourist recently flaunted a snap taken on her mobile phone of her embracing a sweaty Blair midway through one such session.
At one point the attention became too much for the former prime minister and he asked hotel staff to install a running machine in his room.
About 60% of Blair’s time is taken up by the attempt to bring peace to the troubled region as the peace envoy of the “quartet” powers – the United Nations, European Union, United States and Russia.
He is trying to put into practice some of the lessons of the talks that ultimately led to a peace deal in Northern Ireland, such as involving leaders as closely as possible in face-to-face talks to ensure they have a personal stake in a successful outcome. Hamas is barred from talks because of its demands for the destruction of Israel.
Tomorrow Blair will co-chair a conference in Paris to secure £2.8 billion of donations for the Palestinians to prop up their ailing finances and support development projects.
For Blair, the meeting is every bit as important as the Annapolis talks last month: it is part of his strategy to build “Palestinian capability” – the infrastructure needed to create a state.
Ninety delegates representing dozens of countries, as well as institutions such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, UN and EU, will gather in Paris at the request of the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas. The British government has already said that it will pledge £250m for the next three years.
Blair is also promoting projects that provide jobs and housing for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, including a Japanese-funded agricultural and industrial park near Jericho and a sewage plant in northern Gaza.
Negotiations have proved successful over a business park close to Jenin and a new tourism campaign to promote the holy land that will employ both Israelis and Palestinians. However, the number of jobs such schemes will create are counted by the dozen, not the hundred.
New Labour’s strong links with Israel mean that Blair must tread carefully. One of the property schemes in the West Bank being considered by Blair’s team is backed by the Portland Trust, a charity run by the financier Sir Ronald Cohen, who has close links to Gordon Brown. Cherie Blair is now working with the Portland Trust in a promotional role.
Blair has also consulted Daniel Levy, who has worked as a special adviser to various senior Israeli politicians. He is the son of Lord Levy, Blair’s chief fundraiser, who was at the centre of the ultimately fruitless cash-for-honours inquiry.
Sources say Blair relishes the opportunity to oversee such projects by getting out into the region and meeting locals. In recent weeks he has met the mayors of Gaza, Hebron and Bethlehem, with Israeli security officials and with members of the public.
Much of the public reaction is discouraging. In Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the Palestinian territories, few people on either side believe much will come of his intervention. Say “Tony Blair” to a Palestinian, and the words “arrogant”, “Iraq” and “Bush’s poodle” are often fired back.
The running costs of Blair’s peace mission are considerable. Accommodation at the Colony exceeds $1m a year, and the travel budget adds a similar amount. He has a UN fleet of vast silver SUVs and three Mercedes. Locals resent his road convoys, which are blamed for traffic snarl-ups.
The salaries of the dozen officials seconded to Blair from the UN, EU, Whitehall and the World Bank are not known. David Miliband, the foreign secretary, recently declined to answer a parliamentary question about the cost of providing staff for his old boss.
About a quarter of Blair’s time is spent on establishing his two UK foundations, a sports charity for the northeast and a think tank to improve dialogue between the Jewish, Christian and Islamic communities.
The sports body’s goal for next year is to attract 365 adults back into coaching football, athletics, indoor rowing and tennis. Its HQ is Myrobella House, his old Sedgefield home, but the key staff of both charities are based in London.
Blair’s setup in the capital signals the scale of his ambition. He has taken a £550,000-a-year lease, to run until 2017, in Grosvenor Square on the site of a property that in 1785 became the first US embassy on British soil.
The team that work in the rooms of the Colony are newcomers. In his London offices he has found roles for many of the staff from his Downing Street days.

Ruth Turner, once his head of government relations, whose home was subjected to dawn raids by police during the cash-for-honours inquiry, works full-time on the inter-faith foundation. She is an unpaid volunteer on the sports one. Nick Banner, a former Foreign Office official and close confidant from the No 10 days, has been installed as Blair’s head of staff.

Amid all this activity, Blair has had little time to contemplate his time as prime minister. His memoirs, for which he negotiated a deal worth £4.6m with the publisher Random House, have been put on the back burner and are unlikely to appear for another two years.

By then he will hope to be able to add another chapter: The Middle East Peacemaker.


Inter-faith foundation
— Being set up by Ruth Turner, Blair’s former head of government relations, it is to be launched in late February or March 2008.
— It will be an inter-faith think tank designed to promote better dialogue between Muslims, Jews and Christians. Among its key aims will be encouraging faith communities to quell extremism. There will be regular meetings and an annual conference, similar to the Clinton Global Initiative, the think tank set up by the former US president.
— Faith leaders, including senior members of the Church of England, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Muslim leaders and Roman Catholic bishops in North America, have been consulted.

As long as it lasts, here is the link to this site: http://keeptonyblairforpm.wordpress.com

Tony Blair converts to Catholicism - washingtonpost.com

Since Tony Blair is the EU annointed spokesperson for middle east peace, it is potentially huge that he is officially Roman Catholic. Many believe Tony Blair will become the Antichrist (I don't think so, but he may move into Javier Solana's spot). I believe the Pope of Rome will become the false prophet. Tony Blair will warrent close observation.
Tony Blair converts to Catholicism - washingtonpost.com

Thursday, December 20, 2007

KBR hearing centers on handling of rape kit | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

More on the Jamie Leigh Jones story- more cover ups, 11 more women come forward, KBR HR personell admit sexual harrassment is their greatest complaint, but is hasn't been corrected yet! Follow this link.
KBR hearing centers on handling of rape kit Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

Monday, December 17, 2007

We Knew It All Along...

Pivotal US-Iraqi Deal Would Leave US Troop Presence in Iraq for Decades
DEBKAfile Special Report
November 27, 2007, 6:01 PM (GMT+02:00)

US President George W. Bush made sure of a wall-to-wall Arab audience in Washington on Monday, Nov. 26, when, over a secure video-link, he signed a deal in principle with Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki for an “enduring” US military presence in Iraq.
Iraqi officials foresaw a long-term presence of 50,000 US troops - down from the current 170,000.
Negotiations on the shape and size of the long-term US military presence, including military bases outside the cities, must be wrapped up by July 2008, when Washington intends to finish withdrawing the five combat brigades it added in 2007.
The US-Iraqi agreement would replace the UN mandate after its final extension to the end of 2008.
Maliki said in a televised address that the agreement provides for the US to support the “democratic regime in Iraq against domestic and external dangers,” as part of a strategic partnership. The principles provide for US military roles in deterring foreign aggression against Iraq and helping Iraq fight terrorism. Baghdad will encourage foreign capital into Iraq - especially American investments in developing its oil resources.
Three key points emerge from this “declaration of principles.”
1. President Bush needed this document - alongside the Annapolis Israel-Palestinian process - to prevent the policies he set in motion in the Middle East from expiring when his term of office ends. These policies are contingent on a permanent large-scale presence of US military, marine and air forces in the region – guaranteed up to app. 2030.
2. DEBKAfile’s military sources refer to a master plan disclosed on this site and DEBKA-Net-Weekly in late 2006, whereby more than 100,000 US troops will quit Iraq by the end of 2009, leaving behind 50-70,000 in twenty huge land and air bases. These bases are under construction; they will be secured by broad swathes of space, fortified with weaponry and remote-controlled electronic devices.
The American troops will be responsible for protecting Iraq’s borders from external threats, such as Iraq or al Qaeda, while Iraqi forces will be take charge of security in the cities.
3. US air strength and special forces in these bases will have rapid deployment capabilities for reaching points outside Iraq at need.
4. While this is not spelled out clearly, the declaration offers to reward the US for these defensive arrangements with preferential treatment for American investors in oil and other projects in Iraq. The United States thus plans to retain control over Iraq’s oil resources.
Two flies in the ointment in this deal are noted by DEBKAfile’s Iraq sources:
First, Americans will want explanations for the decision to keep an enduring US military presence in Iraq. Notwithstanding the recent success of US security strategy, the majority would prefer to see every last US soldier out of Iraq as soon as possible. This is especially so when the improvement may be short-lived and the violence recur.
Second, the Shiite prime minister’s signature on the declaration will not suffice to make it binding on all segments of Iraqi society. It will have to stand up to Kurdish and Sunni Muslim approval in and outside parliament.
Third, as matters stand now, the Shiite-led central government in Baghdad does not call the shots in the Sunni regions of central Iraq or the autonomous Kurdish region in the north.
Many bumps face the Bush-Maliki deal in the eight-month road up to its finalization. And even then, its practical segments will have to be adjusted to the satisfaction of the Iraqi government and the far-from stable conditions operating on the ground.

Rape in the Green Zone-Halliburton Guilty

A few posts earlier I wrote...
Have you read where State Dept. employees had been reluctant to rotate through Iraq? The State Dept. was going to force its employees into mandatory posting in Iraq. I can't imagine why. They now have enough volunteers. The new MRAP described in the posting below might be one reason they can now get volunteers. They are probably going to be more directed toward the safety of the State Dept. than for the current military on the ground. They haven't been all that concerned until now for our boys in peril. But to lessen the qualms of its State Dept. employees, safety must be a priority. The embassy will be self sustaining, independent of the need for Iraqi support of resources (water, electric, waste disposal, etc.)With the government, it is MOSTLY smoke and mirrors. Get everyone to look at the right hand while the left hand is busy doing something devious. It is called magic(k).

Now I may have to reassess my thoughts. At least now we can see why female State Dept. workers are reluctant to rotate through, or maybe why males are becoming less reluctant. Seems females are open season to the males, who may be protected from prosecution for RAPE, even against US CITIZENS!

Watch the video at the jamiesfoundation.org site about how Jamie Leigh Jones was gang raped and intimidated by Halliburton employees, kept in a storage container for days, as a US Civilian Employee living in the Green Zone! She apparently isn't the only victim. This is an OUTRAGE! Cheney must demand immediate retribution from his former employer!
The Jamie Leigh Foundation

Tom DeWeese -- American Education Fails Because It Isn't Education

Wonder why every other nation on this planet has better test scores on their students tests? Ever wonder how it is possible with all the money we are throwing at education that our students keep getting farther and farther behind? Is it true, or just the rantings of a few vocal troublemakers wanting to scare you again? Scaring us seems to work towards someones agenda. If "They" can keep us scared, we can be easily manipulated. As sad as that truth is, the sadder truth is that our students are getting dumber all the time, by design! Please read this and learn why Johnny is failing even though he is getting good grades.
Tom DeWeese -- American Education Fails Because It Isn't Education

Monday, December 10, 2007

Nation: Christians, Muslims pledge to seek common ground

First, when I went to this site I read the by-line "National Catholic Reporter, The independent newsweekly" and snorted. Independent Catholic. Independent of what? Roman Doctrine? Ideology? Oversight? OK, I'm done with that. (Deep Breath)

If you belong to one of the groups listed in this article, you need to examine your theology. If you can agree with the Roman Catholic stand per Vatican II, you may think that Muslims can be saved, go to heaven without submitting to the lordship of Jesus Christ, and without admitting that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, actual God...manifest in the flesh. IF you agree with that theology, you need to stop listening to your pastor/teacher, and get your nose in the book! Vatican II says that is the case. Jesus said the ONLY way to the Father is through him! There is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we might be saved. Mohammed was not God, but Jesus IS God. Mary is NOT in the Godhead, nor is she remotely divine. Nor can she forgive sin, or influence mean ol' Jesus who won't forgive you unless he looks at...oh, never mind.

Don't forget this post: World Religion http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h1WoOHAe8LSw0Hrvho70qDRK5EpA
Nation: Christians, Muslims pledge to seek common ground

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Military Lost Track of Equipment in Iraq Worth Millions.

If anyone is watching this site, please note the previous postings. $200+BILLION has been earmarked for US Army upgrading towards its new high tech wizardry. USAF $'s aren't reported here., but I suspect the numbers couldn't be far behind. I'll have to check on the Navy. Meanwhile, healthcare continues to be forced by governmental intervention to CUT BACK>>>CUT BACK>>>CUT BACK!!! Social security may just pass into the night.
The Government can't afford healthcare (supposedly a government "..of the people, by the people, and for the people") because it throws MILLIONS (or up to a billion of total equipt.) away, apparently supplying our "enemies" with the equipment they need to remain insurgents, and "terrorists". You can't fight an enemy that doesn't exist. It may be necessary to support one from the ground up. Does anyone suspect the CIA may have caused uprisings in order to intervene before? False flags are not a new thing. I am not a Micheal Moore fan, but his documentary, "Sicko" is pretty damning of our system of healthcare. As a nurse in a progressive hospital, I hear all too often how we must continue to do more with less because of new government mandates to CUT BACK>>>CUT BACK>>>CUT BACK!!! We can't afford to take care of US citizens because we gotta war to win!
The largest American Embassy in the world being built in Iraq, as a self sustaining, US city with it's own water, energy, etc., and we hear that we will start cutting back our military operations when Iraq is able to handle it without us. Not in the planning apparently, since we can't account for MILLIONS of US DOLLARS worth of arms and ammunition. Ground troops will be required for a lonnngggg while.
Have you read where State Dept. employees had been reluctant to rotate through Iraq? The State Dept. was going to force its employees into mandatory posting in Iraq. I can't imagine why. They now have enough volunteers. The new MRAP described in the posting below might be one reason they can now get volunteers. They are probably going to be more directed toward the safety of the State Dept. than for the current military on the ground. They haven't been all that concerned until now for our boys in peril. But to lessen the qualms of its State Dept. employees, safety must be a priority. The embassy will be self sustaining, independent of the need for Iraqi support of resources (water, electric, waste disposal, etc.)
With the government, it is MOSTLY smoke and mirrors. Get everyone to look at the right hand while the left hand is busy doing something devious. It is called magic(k).

And please check out the "Related Sphere Content links"
Military Lost Track of Equipment In Iraq Worth Millions, Audit Says - washingtonpost.com

Friday, December 7, 2007

MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) Vehicles - U.S. Department of Defense Official Website

This is late in coming, but I'm glad our boys in Iraq are finally getting the equipment they have needed all along. I am NOT for our participation in Iraq, but if our boys are there, I AM for giving them the right equipment.

Also when you are there, under "Related Information" click on "FY 2008 Global War on Terror Request" for the pdf file the Army published for informing the US public on what they are planning, how they are planning to do it, and how much it will cost!
MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) Vehicles - U.S. Department of Defense Official Website

Future Combat Systems

This is the Army's version of USAF 2025, but the army feels it needs to be there now, and is planning to spend over $200 billion to get there. In case you didn't see the Air Force plans go here: http://www.fas.org/spp/military/docops/usaf/2025/v1c1/v1c1-3.htm#fig3-3
and dont forget this one, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6297149.stm
Future Combat Systems

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Ron Paul on the Evil Fed, the IRS, and Saving the Buck

Found at Businessweek.com posted on Nov.29, 2007

By Maria Bartiromo

At 72, Ron Paul is a Web phenomenon. His campaign says that some 80% of the $17 million raised in the past four quarters—including about $4.3 million in one October day—has come from online supporters. And according to a mid-November poll, the Republican Presidential hopeful is gaining ground in New Hampshire, though he's still in single digits. Like maverick candidates such as Howard Dean in 2004 and Ross Perot in 1992, Paul seems to connect with voters hungry for unvarnished positions. Paul, an obstetrician and 10-term congressman from the Texas Gulf Coast, voted against the war in Iraq and wants the troops home fast, but it's his economic ideas that are the most radical: He detests the Fed and would abolish the IRS. Paul was about to climb on a plane for a campaign trip to South Carolina when I caught up with him.

MARIA BARTIROMO
Q: As President, how would you strengthen the economy?

RON PAUL
A: The most important thing is to get control of the budget, because the more we spend and the higher the deficit, the more we have to tax and borrow and inflate the currency—literally create new credit to buy Treasury bills. We need to restore confidence in the dollar before [its decline] gets out of control. The easiest place to cut spending is overseas because it's doing so much harm to us, undermining our national defense and ruining our budget. I would start saving hundreds of billions of dollars by giving up on defending the American empire. I'd start bringing our troops home, not only from the Middle East but from Korea, Japan, and Europe, and save enough money to slash the deficit. We can actually pay down the national debt and still take care of people here at home. That would restore a lot of confidence.

Q: What is the most important change you would make?

A: Aim for the federal government to immediately live within its means, to take the pressure off the Fed to create money.

Q: And that means what?
Means no more inflation. If the Fed doesn't create money out of thin air—and they do it mostly to accommodate the deficits—that would restore the soundness of the dollar and give us our purchasing power back.

Q: But as President, you're supposed to be independent from the Fed. You would encourage the Fed to stop printing money?

A: You know this idea that we can create a secret bank and they manage things and rarely tell us—or Congress or the Executive Branch—what they're really doing, there's a problem there. I can't even go to a monetary policy board meeting of the Federal Reserve, and I'm on the Banking Committee of the U.S. Congress. I want open government, and certainly the Fed ought to be open. But it's an institution that really shouldn't exist. [Its financing] allows Big Government to get bigger without being responsible. And that's why we have runaway spending for both warfare and welfare.

Q: Hasn't the Fed been effective in providing liquidity in the current credit crisis?

A: You're right, but it's sort of like a drug addict. The drug addict demands more or he's going to have convulsions. The economy would have a convulsion if the Fed didn't inject more credit. But if you continue to do that, the problem gets worse. You can't solve the problem of monetary inflation with monetary inflation. These circumstances have all been created by our government and the Fed.

Q: How was the recent crisis caused by our government?

A: It was astounding that you could get a mortgage at 4%, and this was all due to the Fed creating money and artificially lowering rates, which gets people to do the wrong thing. Builders do the wrong thing, and people borrow money and buy houses they can't afford.

Q: How would you change tax policy?

A: Ideally, get rid of the income tax. In the meantime, I'd give huge tax credits to anybody who wanted to take care of their own medical care. I'd give tax credits for all educational benefits. I'd get the government out of managing education and medicine. And do it by changing the tax code.
I have a bill right now that is very popular, especially for people who are trying to work their way through college or who are having a tough time making ends meet, and that is to exempt all taxes on tips. People who have a first job or a second job waiting on tables and doing other things, they're harassed by government rules and regulations, and sometimes they have to pay higher taxes than the tips they actually receive. I'd move next to saying no taxes on anybody who's trying to get through college. Why do we tax them, make it hard for them, then give them grants? It doesn't make any sense.

Q: Who are your economic advisers?

A: I don't have any. I read Austrian economics, which I've been doing for 30 years. So my advisers have been [von] Mises and Hayek and Sennholz.

Q: Do you consider yourself a friend or a foe of Wall Street?

A: If they believe in freedom, free markets, and sound money, they'll love me. But if they like creating credit out of thin air, they'll see me as a threat. I was one of three people who voted against Sarbanes-Oxley because I thought it was detrimental to Wall Street. I'd repeal it.

Q: You want to take the troops out of Iraq, but what about Iran? What do we do if other nations turn hostile?

A: I'd treat them something like what we did with the Soviets. I was called to military duty [as a U.S. Air Force flight surgeon] in the '60s when they were in Cuba, and they had 40,000 nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, and we didn't have to fight them. We didn't have to invade their country. But to deal with terrorism, we can't solve the problem if we don't understand why they [attack us]. And they don't come because we're free and prosperous. They don't go after Switzerland and Sweden and Canada. They come after us because we've occupied their land, and instead of reversing our foreign policy after 9/11, we made it worse by invading two more countries and then threatening a third. Why wouldn't they be angry at us? It would be absolutely bizarre if they weren't. We've been meddling over there for more than 50 years. We overthrew a democratically elected government in Iran in 1953; we were Saddam Hussein's ally and encouraged him to invade Iran. If I was an Iranian, I'd be annoyed myself, you know. So we need to change our policy, and I think we would reduce the danger.

Q: You have vehement new supporters. What's driving the sudden interest in your candidacy?

A: I think they're sick and tired of what they're getting. They've lost all trust and faith in the government. They believe in the American Dream, and they're getting a nightmare. And they're rallying behind the program I've been working on for 30 years—defending the Constitution, limited government, free markets, sound money, and self-reliance; believing people can take care of themselves better than government can. The nanny state doesn't work, the police state doesn't work, and neither does the warfare. And they know it.

Maria Bartiromo is the anchor of CNBC's Closing Bell.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Poll: More Americans Believe in Devil than Darwin | Christianpost.com

According to a new Harris poll:
Poll: More Americans Believe in Devil than Darwin Christianpost.com

I never appreciate it when "Born-Again" is listed as separate from "Evangelicals" or even "Protestants", because I, on occasion may call myself any of these. I also call myself fundamentalist, and Apostolic. I am called by others, "backslider", bible thumper, or Jesus freak. Pigeon-holing folks may make some feel superior, but shows an inferior attitude. Smug intellectualism is possible on at least two sides of most issues. Refusing to honestly look into the opposing sides arguement traps people in error. Many Creationists are ex-Darwinists, for a reason. Many Ph.D.'s have become creationists because of in-depth study and honest intellectual pursuit. For proof go here http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/filesDB-download.php?command=download&id=660 17 pages of Ph.D.'s who dissent from Darwinism. Think they are all intellectually inferior? Check out there job titles, and places of employment, then smugly tell yourself that you are smarter than they are.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Video on Demand-Answers in Genesis

Answers in Genesis has made available some wonderful videos that bible believing Christians really need to watch, and interested folk who want to know if the bible is believable. The bible is the only resource book that is totally void of mistakes and errors. These video series will help you to understand the world better, and from a biblical perspective. Too cool to NOT take advantage of! Now this is permanently linked on the left side column for easy access!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

MWC News - A Site Without Borders - - Natl Lawyers Guild Backs Impeachment

The National Lawyers Guild voted unanimously and enthusiastically for a resolution calling for the impeachment of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney at our national convention in Washington, DC on November 2, 2007.
The resolution lists more than a dozen high crimes and misdemeanors of the Bush and Cheney administration and "calls upon the U.S. House of Representatives to immediately initiate impeachment proceedings, to investigate the charges, and if the investigation supports the charges, to vote to impeach George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney as provided in the Constitution of the United States of America." (click the link for full story)
Naomi Wolfs talking on YouTube re:"The End of America" is available on the left in my links!
MWC News - A Site Without Borders - - Natl Lawyers Guild Backs Impeachment

Monday, November 26, 2007

Foreign Policy: Seven Questions: The Price of Fear

Seven Questions: The Price of Fear
Posted November 2007
Something funny has happened to the price of oil: It no longer reflects reality. The reason, according to Fadel Gheit, one of Wall Street's top energy analysts, is that “financial players have seized control of the oil markets”. Find out how they did it in this week’s Seven Questions.
Foreign Policy: Seven Questions: The Price of Fear

Thursday, November 22, 2007

From Indiana Representative Phil Pflum

Mr. Anderson-
Thank you for your email regarding SJR 7. I appreciate hearing the opinions of those in my district. It might be comforting for you to know that the Indiana law (at the bottom of this email) already exists and has been held up by Indiana courts. If I can answer any future questions, please contact me. Phil IC 31-11-1-1 Same sex marriages prohibited Sec. 1. (a) Only a female may marry a male. Only a male may marry a female. (b) A marriage between persons of the same gender is void in Indiana even if the marriage is lawful in the place where it is solemnized. As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.198-1997, SEC.1. http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title31/ar11/ch1.html

Monday, November 19, 2007

BBC shows new weapon-May explain Rev.9

Rev.9: 1. Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. And to him was given the key to the bottomless pit. 2. And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. And the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. 3. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4. They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5. And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. And their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6. In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them. 7. And the shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8. They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth. 9. And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. 10. They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. And their power was to hurt men five months.

Ever wonder about how this would become possible? The new weaponry about to be unveiled in the middle east will possibly explain it, and puts our current events in a biblical perspective, and time frame.
Don't neglect to check out the articles about future weapons in other posts.
BBC NEWS Americas US military unveils heat-ray gun

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Biased Judgment: Comments on NOVA TV’s Judgment Day and its analysis of the Dover ID Trial - Answers in Genesis

If only the media would be honest and fair, but most large media is truly biased poitically, theologically, intellectually against the God of the bible. The celebration of the rebellion of Nimrod continues.
Biased Judgment: Comments on NOVA TV’s Judgment Day and its analysis of the Dover ID Trial - Answers in Genesis

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Secret Weapon.com

"Prepare to learn about conventional weapons and secret weapons."
Check out all the tabs, Bio Weapons / Naval Power / Air Power / Missles/Bombs / Ground Forces / and Surveilance. Kinda of a hairy chested site that won't probably appeal to most girls, but I ain't a girl. I am also not into military, warfare, or killing in general...but ya gotta admit this stuff IS kinda cool, in a sad way. If you think THIS is cool, go back into the archives and check out March 9th, 2007! 2025 goals and weaponry!!!
Secret Weapon

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Limited Government Brings Liberty

I received this in my e-mail from Canadian Free Press

As We've Abandoned Idea of Limited Government, We've Allowed a Rogue US Government to Reign Tyranny Over the Land.

Limited Government Brings Liberty
By www.FDRS.org. Monday, November 12, 2007

The idea of limited government is what America was founded on.
The founders set up a system whereby the government was the servant of the people.
The intent was that laws would be limited to those that outlawed that which caused injury to another.
That isn’t what we have today.
Today, laws come on the books at an alarming speed.
Did you know that law-making is supposed to be a slow, deliberate process?
Did you know that the law-making process is one where there’s supposed to be approval from the three branches of the US government, the Supreme Court, as well as the People (jurors)?
No longer do we have this process.
We came across a quote recently that does a great job at explaining liberty.
Unfortunately, the author wasn’t listed. If you know the author, let us know on our forum.
“Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights.”
LIMITED GOVERNMENT IN A REPUBLIC, NOT DEMOCRACY
Based on the above quote, we’d have to argue that we no longer have liberty.
This is because laws in today’s America are made at breakneck speed and are focused not on being limited to stopping someone from injuring another, but on giving the government supreme power over the people.
Today, we endure a democracy where the “mob rules”. Laws are made “legal” from a simple majority vote. Did you realize that the word “democracy” appears not once in the United States Constitution?
That’s right, America was set up as a Republic (What is a Republic), not a democracy. In fact, the founders didn’t want anything to do with a democracy.
LIMITED GOVERNMENT: CLOSER LOOK AT DEMOCRACY
”Democracy: A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any form of ‘direct’ expression. Results in mobocracy. Attitude towards laws is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it is based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice or impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences. Results in demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy.” - 1928 Army training manual
”At no time, at no place, in solemn convention assembled, through no chosen agents, had the American people officially proclaimed the United States to be a democracy. The Constitution did not contain the word or any word lending countenance to it, except possibly the mention of ‘We the people,’ in the preamble ... When the Constitution was framed, no respectable person called himself a democrat.” - Charles & Mary Beard
”...democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.” - James Madison
”Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!” - Benjamin Franklin
”A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” - Thomas Jefferson
”As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” - H.L. Mencken
”We are now forming a Republican form of government. Real Liberty is not found in the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. If we incline too much to democracy, we shall soon shoot into a monarchy, or some other form of dictatorship.” - Alexander Hamilton
LIMITED GOVERNMENT: DESTROYING AMERICA
In the Federalist Papers, James Madison discussed how a Republic derived power from “persons holding their offices during pleasure for a limited period, or during good behavior”
We emphasize the good behavior aspect because we must take exception to the “behavior” of the mostly corrupt officials in the US government over the last few decades.
These people are not representing the People in the spirit of a Republic.
No, through the guidance of the elite banking and industrial cabal (fooling the people with quasi-governmental advisory groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) conspiracy and the Trilateral Commission; see facts on the Trilateral Commission), these “representatives” have been working slowly but surely toward destroying the sovereignty of this country.
”The main purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations is promoting the disarmament of U.S. sovereignty and national independence and submergence into an all powerful, one world government.” - Admiral Chester Ward, former CFR member and Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy
We’ve been overtaken by an elite intent on setting up the North American Union on their way to their “utopia” where they experience the fruits of life while eliminating or enslaving the masses that they see as needlessly using up “their” resources.
This is why a limited government has been turned into a totalitarian government, using the wars on drugs and terror as means to establish draconian laws. These laws stray from the goal of a Republic (liberty) and bring us toward the result of democracy (dictatorship).
”This would be much easier if this was a dictatorship… as long as I was the dictator.” --George “Dubya”
LIMITED GOVERNMENT: EDUCATING YOURSELF IS VITALLY IMPORTANT
To sum it up, the people who are the producers in America are being scammed by the banking elite.
While the producers slave away in their little shack homes, the bankers create money from nothing and steal the wealth of the land through the Federal Reserve, the illegal United States central bank. The bankers produce nothing and contribute nothing but misery and slavery to the people.
Go to our Resources Page and educate yourself.
Ecucate yourself on the fact that a limited government with limited laws is the way we’re supposed to be operating. Educate yourself on why your debt was purposely created and is impossible to pay off because the interest must be paid with more borrowed money.
Better yet, contact us now and allow us to educate you quickly as we help you actually eliminate your debt off the books those bankers hold over you…
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Monday, November 12, 2007

The Two Babylons--Alexander Hislop

I know most people today just don't think they have time to actually read a BOOK anymore, but I assure you THIS book is one of the most enlightening books you will ever read. Hyperbole is NOT an issue here. You will understand the "Mystery Religions", history, the Bible...basically everything better by having read this book. Excellent scholarship, critical thinking, and presentation. A MUST READ for the discerning Christian today. It is a lot of pages, but it's time to step up, grow up and arm yourselves. I suggest you download it to a portable drive, for sharing purposes. I believe the prophetic understanding of this scholar was limited. It's one thing to look back with understanding, and is needful to look forward, but to see forward is much trickier. His conclusions are completely reasonable to his understanding, but fulfilled prophecys are often only partial fulfillments with fuller fulfillments yet to come. If you skip chapter 7, you will not harm yourself, I believe. If you skip all 7 chapters, I believe you will harm yourself.
The Two Babylons--Alexander Hislop

Finland School Shootings: The Sad Evolution Connection - Answers in Genesis

The fruit of natural selection, survival of the fittest mentality...ask Karl Marx, & Adolph Hitler...and Finland school students. Darwinism is alive and well, and as destructive as ever.
Finland School Shootings: The Sad Evolution Connection - Answers in Genesis

Saturday, November 10, 2007

» Is Bush Administration Planning Martial Law?

You've seen this before...here. See it again there. Click the link to read it at the original site.
» Is Bush Administration Planning Martial Law?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

African Hand Work - Home

Dear brother Fred,
Warmest greetings to you in the gracious name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. We pray and hope that things are going on well with you, your family and with the church there. It has been quite a long time since we last communicated.

The home fellowship here in Ghana is growing deeper, the believers are growing and standing firm in their faith. We are learning more to hear the voice of God, encourage each other, and speak the life-giving Word to one another. The Spirit is teaching us about the importance of speaking Truth, recognizing the lies of the enemy, and the power of our words. Many of the brethren here are having physical and financial challenges, but as we function according to the Scriptures, especially Acts 2, hearts are encouraged. We are eager to see more souls giving their live to Jesus Christ. Please pray that we will continue to proclaim the Gospel fearlessly, with wisdom and boldness, and that the voice of the Spirit will be loud and clear.

We have just recently cultivated cassava, maize (corn) and some vegetables. Due to unstable climatic weather these days over here, the crop farm have not yielded reasonable profit for sometime now. But it is providing for our food supplement. We have also raised 3 goats, just to get familiar with livestock and animal farming. If it works well, we planned to raised more goats and other livestocks in the future when God provide the resources.

Our vision is for all the families in our church is to have something doing to earn a living. Apart from evangelism which is our core objective, another important vision of our church community is to extend hand of help to the poor and the most destitute. With this step of faith and love, it is our hope that sinners will give their life to Jesus. One aspect of the early Christianity that is often overlooked by many Christians today is its togetherness and its commitment to the poor. May christians mistakenly thinks that helping the poor is not part of the gospel. However, helping the poor was a high priority of Jesus and His apostles. A central part of the gospel of the Kingdom is helping the poor, as Jesus made clear many times. Following the footsteps of Jesus, the early apostles and believers also placed great emphasis on helping the poor. The scriptures says more about this in the following passages: (Luke 12:33), (Matt. 25:31-36),(Gal.2:9,10), (1 John 3:17,18).

In the future when God positioned us well, we hope to be able to provide micro-loan to the poor & the destitute. Although the income derived from microbusinesses is small, the cost of living for those running such businesses is also small. As a result, just a small amount of credit can provide a significant percentage increase in earnings and make a major difference in the life of these people. Micro-loans enable the poor, with God's help, to stand on their own feet through their own hard work. Unlike one-time gifts, the funds used for micro-loans are not exhausted once made. Instead, the same money is recycled and used to make indefinite micro-loans to others.

Some of the elderly brothers in our church are talented in hand craft making. We have been praying all these while asking God to provide for a means that the brethren can get involve in productive work to support themselves and their families. By the special grace of God, we are so excited to be able to put up a website on the internet which will sell locally hand-made African craft items. You can view the website at: (click the link)

We are acquiring materials like wood, robes, etc. from the forest settlers at a very cheap price, then the brethren here do the real hand work. when once an item is being ordered, we will package, and send it at the post office here. There are also other faster sending methods, but it will depends on the choice of the buyer.

There are some few process and business registration that must be done locally here before we can be able to start accepting order and export those fantastic hand made items. It it necessary for us to rent and set up a small store front here to stock locally made items before exporting. A physical store front is also a requirement before we can acquire local permits to operate the business. Moreso, with a store front here, we will also be able to sell the items locally too. From all indications, the sales we will make locally here will cover the cost of rent and expenses of the business. So online sales will be additional gain and for the Lord's work.

We sense God's blessings in this business, we just look unto Him fervently with prayers. We have gathered all resources we can, for rent deposit and setting up of the physical store front here. We are still in dire need of equivalent of US$380 to complete the rent and all the registration procedures we need to do here. When once we are able to get this business running, our burden will be lessen, rather, the seed planted will continue to yield more fruits in the Lord's kingdom and continuous source of income for the brethren here.

May God continue to watch over all of you, and may we all continue to enjoy the abundance of faith as God provides all of our spiritual and physical needs! Extend our greetings, love and thanks to your family and to the brethren there. We look forward to hear from you.

Your brother,
Udeme & the brethren here
African Hand Work - Home

Sunday, November 4, 2007

CheckItOut

Open letter to Popular Mechanics - Prove your ludicrous 9/11 theories in public

By J A Blacker, Science Correspondent
RINF Alternative News

Editor James Meigs

POPULAR MECHANICS
300 West 57 Street

New York, NY

10019-5899
Mr J A Blacker MSc IMI

Physical Systems

Lancaster

England

LA2 6JJ


Saturday, 06 October 2007

Direct challenge to “Popular Mechanics” - Show us the Physics & Maths to back up your ludicrous & “physically impossible” 911 gravity collapse assertions - PHYSICAL SYSTEMS (Lancaster England)

Here are the clear facts of the ~ 417 m tower destruction:

Physics Proof showing 9/11 was a Demolition.

by J A Blacker MSc IMI (Physical Systems) (Lancaster England)

First we must identify what we already know as FACT: -

Twin towers 1 & 2 were 1,368 ft and 1362 ft respectively. Let us take the taller to be conservative. We know near the surface of the earth at sea level we can use g = 9.81 m/s2 (metres per second per second), which is a scientifically accepted approximation. We know the towers fell in 10 Seconds due to the siesmic records and the copiouse video evidence. Secondly we must convert to SI units: g is measured in metres per second per second, d must be measured in metres, t in seconds. Distance fallen d = 416.97 Metres. g = 9.81 m/s2 . t = 10 Seconds Let us find out how much time it would take to fall the actual hight 417 m in an ideal vacuum. We know that air resistance always slows a falling body, we will disregard air resistance & other slowing effects so as to keep the maths simple whilst at the same time giving a realistic accurate conservative value.

(Click on title to see the math)



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It is physically impossible for the strongest, heaviest and (3 times working design load) bottom 80+ floors to offer near zero resistance to the falling floors except when there is a controlled demolition. Period!



Popular mechanics claims in public literature that on 911 it is perfectly acceptable for a falling body to take, what is, the path of greatest resistance.



Physical Systems (Lancaster England) openly and publicly challenges “Popular Mechanics” magazine New York, to demonstrate one single experiment, which shows a falling body taking the path of greatest resistance (Reproducibly), or they remove and recant their ludicrous & physically impossible gravity destruction scenario from the public record.

If 6 months from the date of this formal public challenge (Saturday, 06 October 2007) “Popular Mechanics” Magazine can not reproducibly demonstrate a falling body taking the path of greatest resistance as a result of Gravity alone, then it is Ample evidence to everyone that the Popular Mechanics Magazine assertion that Gravity alone could destroy the twin towers and building 007 at near freefall speed IS PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE “Popular Myth” & deliberate “Popular Mechanics” DECEPTION or indeed honest misunderstanding Re the laws of Physics.

Physical Systems (Lancaster England) can demonstrate that a falling body ALWAYS, without exception, takes the path of least resistance (Reproducibly). In the case of controlled demolition the path of least resistance is often within the building footprint as seen with the destruction of WTC001, WTC002 & WTC007 on Sep 11 2001 and many other such demolitions.



Kind regards



J A Blacker MSc IMI (Physical Systems)(Lancaster England)


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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Chuck Baldwin -- Christians Should Support Constitutional Government

This is a preacher after my heart! Constitutinal government is the ONLY JOB our president has! Too bad he doesn't know that. Too bad congress has in general given up on the idea.
Chuck Baldwin -- Christians Should Support Constitutional Government

Sunday, October 28, 2007

ENDGAME - Blueprint For Global Enslavement

2 hour 20min video by Alex Jones. This needs to be seen by all Americans, no, by all world citizens! Please take the time to watch this, then pass it on. The ignorance about these truths is staggering. Educate yourself, and become active in spreading the word. It must be said, Alex is very good at what he does, but in truth, we know that the rise of the "antichrist" will occur; a One World Government will basically happen, and the one world accepted religion will show up. The elites will obtain many of their goals, but Jesus is coming to put an eternal end to their games. That is the true "End Game".
ENDGAME - Blueprint For Global Enslavement

Friday, October 26, 2007

New embassy in Iraq a mystery - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com

The new HQ for the New Babylon? Why is the US spending a BILLION dollars on this magnificent undertaking? 6 times larger than the United Nations complex in New York. Do you believe G.W. has ANY plans to leave Iraq, ever?
New embassy in Iraq a mystery - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com

Thursday, October 25, 2007

"The United Nations of Religion"

The one-world religion has a step-father... pope Benedict XVI is standing in front of all the other religious leaders. Read where they say they..."need to form a permanent and authorised executive machinery for...executing any decisions we may make" The False Prophet of Revelations?
AFP: World religious leaders kick off peace summit

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Smear Campaign Against Ron Paul Goes Into Overdrive

One sad part of this blog is, I don't know if anyone but me knows this is here! But, if someone is actually reading this stuff, please read this about the media blackout of Ron Pauls success, and make sure you watch the preceding YOUTUBE vid.
Smear Campaign Against Ron Paul Goes Into Overdrive

YouTube - Talk by Naomi Wolf - The End of America

This may be the most important video you watch this year, or next! It lasts 47 minutes, but is too important to gloss over. I guarantee you that the government doesn't want you to see this!
YouTube - Talk by Naomi Wolf - The End of America

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Church of Apostacy

THE CHURCH OF APOSTASY

By Pastor Chuck Baldwin
October 16, 2007
NewsWithViews.com

"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition." (II Thess. 2:3)

This passage of Scripture has been one of the most subjectively interpreted verses of the entire New Testament. Early Christians believed various Caesars to be the predicted "man of sin." During the Dark Ages and into the Reformation age, many Christians believed various popes to be the predicted "man of sin." In Arabia around 600 AD, many Christians believed Mohammed to be the "man of sin." During our War for Independence, many Christians believed old King George to be the "man of sin." During the Twentieth Century, many Christians wondered if Hitler or Stalin could be the dreaded "man of sin." Today, many Christians (including this writer) believe that the predicted "man of sin" is none other than a coming Antichrist.

However, regardless of one's interpretation of who the "man of sin" is, there is no doubt about Paul's prediction that before this man comes, there will be a great "falling away first." By "a falling away," Paul was clearly referring to a state or condition of "apostasy." Paul is saying that before the "man of sin" (whoever he is) will be able to seduce and deceive humanity, the church will fall into apostasy.

By definition, apostasy is the condition of those who once (in some degree) embraced the truth, but have now abandoned or forsaken it. Obviously, this applies only to professing Christians. Infidels, agnostics, and unbelievers have no profession from which to apostatize.

Accordingly, whether on a local or universal scale, before various men of sin can seduce and deceive their respective societies, the Church must first be in a state of apostasy. Saying it another way: churches that are sound in the faith, strong in truth, and steadfast in the Word serve as a resistance and retardant to evil men. No wonder the Lord Jesus said we Christians are "the salt of the earth."

That said, I am personally convinced that, by and large, the churches of America (regardless of denomination) are in a state of apostasy. And as such, offer little or no resistance to the men of sin who seek to seduce and deceive our people.
When a professing Christian President can openly acknowledge his belief in universalism and attack the supreme doctrine of Christianity, that Jesus Christ is the Creator-God become flesh, and there is not an uproar of protestation and denunciation from pulpits all over the country, the church is in a state of apostasy. And that is exactly what has taken place.

When interviewed by ABC's Charles Gibson, President George W. Bush revealed his lack of even basic understanding of Christian doctrine. Here is a verbatim transcript from that interview:
Q. "Do we all worship the same God, Christian and Muslim?"
A. "I think we do. We have different routes of getting to the Almighty."
Q. "Do Christians and non-Christians and Muslims go to heaven in your mind?"
A. "Yes they do. We have different routes of getting there."

Then, just a few days ago, President Bush, in an interview with Al Arabiya television, said, "I believe in an almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God." In the same interview he said, "I believe there is a universal God. I believe the God that the Muslim prays to is the same God that I pray to. After all, we all came from Abraham. I believe in that universality."

Obviously, George W. Bush is a universalist. His confession is not that of a Christian, but that of a universalist. Any true Christian knows that there is but one mediator between God and man: Christ Jesus. Any true Christian knows that Jesus is the incarnate God--the Creator-God become flesh. Any true Christian knows that Jesus and the Father are one. Any true Christian knows that there is salvation in no other name, no other god. Any true Christian knows that no one has access to God except through Jesus Christ. Any true Christian knows that there is no God other than Jesus: that Jesus is the fullness of the Godhead bodily. That is Christianity 101.

With the above understanding and because President Bush claims to be a Christian, his statements should be regarded by Christians everywhere as an admission of apostasy and an attack upon the fundamental doctrine of Christ. Yet, there has been no reaction. No admonishments. No calls for repentance. No warnings to Christians to reject such heresy. No protestations whatsoever. Why? There is only one answer: the church itself is in a state of apostasy!

I will say it plainly: today's pastors and Christians seem to display more loyalty and devotion to George W. Bush than they do to the Lord Jesus Christ. This stands in stark contrast to Christians throughout Church history.

Has the reader ever wondered why the early Christians were persecuted by the Roman Empire? After all, the Roman Empire prided itself in being one of the most tolerant and pluralistic of all societies. People were free to worship any god they chose. There was complete freedom of religion throughout the Empire. An old maxim said that there were as many gods in Rome as there were people. Why, then, were Christians singled out for persecution?

The reason Christians were persecuted while people of other beliefs were not was not because they worshipped Jesus Christ. Obviously, Jewish leaders persecuted the early Christians because of their hatred of Jesus, which was due to the fact that He claimed to be their Messiah and Savior--a claim they vehemently rejected. However, the Roman Empire's persecution of Christians was for an entirely different matter.
Rome persecuted Christians because they believed that Jesus Christ was the ONLY God. Under Roman law, Caesar was a god, equal to any other god. Therefore, to be a good Roman, one had to worship Caesar. If one chose to worship another deity, it was fine. As long as he also bowed to Caesar. This was something the early Christians could not and would not do.

You see, from the very beginning of Church history, Christians believed that Jesus Christ was not a way, He was THE way; not a truth, but THE truth; not a god, but THE God. And for this declaration, for this conviction, and for this belief, early Christians were persecuted, imprisoned, and fed to hungry lions.

Yet today, the Church of Jesus Christ sits silent and still when the President of the United States, himself a professing Christian, publicly denies the central doctrine of Christ and embraces the pagan doctrine of universalism. Again, there is only one explanation: the Church is in a state of apostasy.

Of course, as apostasy spreads throughout the country, the men of sin will increase in strength and number. They will aggressively seek to seduce and deceive the people--something they are already doing. Furthermore, our Lord already instructed us as to what would happen when such a condition occurs. He told us that when "the salt have lost his savour . . . it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." (Matt. 5:13)

No wonder Jesus asked the question, "Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:8) Finding faith and truth in the midst of apostasy would seem to be the challenge for every true child of God these days.

© 2007 Chuck Baldwin - All Rights Reserved

Perspectives: Are Christians missing a miracle? (OneNewsNow.com)

This is an excellent short essay on the sad ignorance of the church today. People need to know what the bible says, and believe it to be the Word of God. It is your only authority for Christianity...if you don't know it or believe it, how can you claim be be a follower of the ONE who was God, manifest in the flesh? Interestingly, Jesus believed in the historical accuracy of scripture including Jonah and the whale, Adam and Eve, the global flood that killed all land dwelling flesh except for Noah and his family on the ark, with the animals. The 10 commandments were inscribed by God's own finger (pre-incarnate Christ). The 4th Commandment states that God created the earth and everything on it in 6 literal days! How many churches believe that anymore?

Perspectives: Are Christians missing a miracle? (OneNewsNow.com)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bush restates belief that Muslims, Christians pray to same God (OneNewsNow.com)

And here we see that G.W.Bush is a tool for the one world religion elitists, world planners. G.W.Bush is certainly acting like a tool for the enemy. If G.W. is really a Christian at all, I would hope he had a Christian adviser on board to keep a spiritual eye open for the president...it's obvious G.W. is too busy with other stuff to be paying attention to the word of God. Hey George, pray to Jesus!!! not Allah! Maybe that's the problem, he doesn't know there is a difference!
Bush restates belief that Muslims, Christians pray to same God (OneNewsNow.com)

Bush argues U.N. court ruling trumps Texas law (OneNewsNow.com)

Any doubt that G.W. Bush is a tool for one world elitists? This shows that G.W. wants to submit US soveriegnty to the global court.
Bush argues U.N. court ruling trumps Texas law (OneNewsNow.com)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Answers Magazine - Building a Biblical Worldview - Answers in Genesis

And here is the "Answers Magazine" site- linked from Answers in Genesis, worthy of it's own heading, and worhty of it's own bookmark. Gotta check out these articles.
Answers Magazine - Building a Biblical Worldview - Answers in Genesis

Creation Questions and Answers

What a WONDERFUL site. Answers in Genesis sponsors this absolutely marvelous website dedicated to Biblical Authority/Christianity. Their quarterly magazine is the best investment after my bible I have made in years! Do you need witnessing material, facts to strengthen you own faith, or to defend your faith in the public forum? I wish this stuff was available to me when I was a younger Christian. I highly recommend this site as one of the most relevant websites for Christians to be found anywhere on the web!
Creation Questions and Answers

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Javier Solana

Talk about a one-man show! He "assists the council in foriegn policy matters, through contributing to the formulation, preparation and implementation of European policy decisions." To understand him better please go back to archived posting on Feb. 11, 2007 scroll to "menu contents-Recommendation 666". This is NEED TO KNOW info!
Javier Solana

Monday, September 24, 2007

What if You Only Had 5 yrs Left?

This isn't really a gruesome question. It isn't supposed to be about knowledge of an impending death, or catastrophe, BUT...I believe it is very likely that the event commonly called the Rapture of the Church is within a 6 year window. Assuming you are a born again believer, and we may have only 6 more years to work in...are you where you want to be, or need to be in this hour? Many teach that the Rapture of the Church is possible at any second. They believe there is nothing left to happen before the rapture and...OOPS there it is! I believe the temple must be rebuilt, and the man who is to be the anti-christ must yet set himself up in that rebuilt temple proclaiming himself God. I believe that Javiar Solana may be that man, and the Euro-Neighborhood Policy may be the 7 year pact that he confirmed to be initiated Jan. 1, 2007. I believe it may be that the first 3 1/2 years already started. I, therefore, believe that we may have much less time than many think.

I would be thrilled to be shown that I'm wrong, and the rapture happens sooner...OOPS here it is! I want to be raptured before the 2 billion die in the BIG WAR yet to come, but that is only the 6th trumpet. I hold to a 7th trumpet rapture. I want to miss the "mark of the beast" period, but again, if it happens at the "last trump" 1 Cor.15:52, then I will still be here. I hope against hope that I am wrong.

Since I believe that I still have some time left, and I believe in the "end time revival" pentecostals have been preaching about for so long, I want to be used of God for this revival! What do I have to do to be one of the bright shining examples of evangelism I so want to be? What do YOU have to do to get where you want to be?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Antarctic ice grows to record levels & Over 500 scientists published studies countering global warming fears

This links to canadafreepress.com- It is a collection of articles debunking global warming. New stuff, 500 scientists sign on to new data. Very interesting and informative. It's obvious global warming is being used as a false reason for global governance (read: world government)
Antarctic ice grows to record levels & Over 500 scientists published studies countering global warming fears

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The demise of representative government

This is why we need Ron Paul for president. I believe he represents more of the original mode of government. That would mean less government handouts, less freebies, more self relience. It would also mean that you could build on your own property without paying for a permit IF the local government decides they think you should build on your own property.
It may mean that if your neighbor paid 2 million dollars to build a full sized baseball diamond on his own property, he would be allowed to keep it,even if it perturbed your esthetic sensibilities, rather than have to submit to government demands to tear it up after it has already been built, without reimbursment. It would mean, once again...FREEDOM!
The demise of representative government

Monday, September 3, 2007

Corrupt government, conspiracy, new world order, no future.

This is kinda dated by now but I bet most still aren't aware of all it's content. This is relevent today! it is found at www.pushhamburger.com. A LOT of cool stuff is found there!
Corrupt government, conspiracy, new world order, no future.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

US Opposition Political Leaders Issue Urgent False Flag Terror Warning

Please read this report of political leaders who warn that Dick Chaney and cohorts are planning to stage another 9/11 type catastrophy to bring us into another unjustified war, this time with Iran.
We have been warned...repeatedly. It all points to the soon coming of Jesus Christ. People, we are going through the first years of the last 7 prior to the millineal reign. The rapture will take place at the 7th trumpet, then comes the 7 vials of God's wrath.
US Opposition Political Leaders Issue Urgent False Flag Terror Warning

Saturday, September 1, 2007

UnsealedProphecy

Posted Aug. 30, 2007 is the film by Dave Hunt called "A woman Rides the Beast"
It is too bad that so many realize the Roman Catholic Church is the great Harlot of Rev. but fail to realize that this harlot gave us our doctrine of the trinity, and changed the water baptism to infant sprinkling in the titles "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost", rather than the way the bible shows the apostlic understanding of Matthew 28:19. The apostles taught and practiced water baptism in the name of the Lord, Jesus. (see Acts 2:38, Acts 8, 10, & 19)This is ow linked to their alternative site, as the original is defunct. The pictures may not appear, but the information is the same.
http://www.prophecy.iblog.co.za/europa-how-revelation-reveals-europe-in-end-time-prophecy/

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Calling God "Allah" would be submission to Islam

Keep watching for more of this stuff. According to Vatican II, and the official stand of the Roman Catholic Church, Muslims can be saved without submitting to Jesus as LORD. Jesus is my Lord and my God! The only NAME for God that I will use is JESUS! But the vatican has other ideas. Also, watch for the Vatican to say that Jesus isn't nessesarily the Son of God, or divine at all. I fear it is coming.
Calling God "Allah" would be submission to Islam

North American triumvirate pooh-poohs 'conspiracy theorists' (OneNewsNow.com)

At the latest conference tying USA with Mexico and Canada, the president G.W.Bush denies any such thing happening. He must not read the news.
North American triumvirate pooh-poohs 'conspiracy theorists' (OneNewsNow.com)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Water Baptism-This is Too Cool

Lots of discussion about baptism...how important is it, is it really neccesary
Water Baptism according the THE BIBLE and Historical References

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Is Military Service a Biblical Option for Christians

As long as we can refrain from commiting violence against any individual...maybe.

1 Tim. 2
1. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2. For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4. Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Rom. 12:
17. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
18. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
21. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Rom. 13:
1. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4. For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
7. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
8. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Dan. 2:
20. Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
21. And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

Psm.75:
6. For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
7.But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Psm 17: 13. Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword: (Do we want to be God’s sword, to bring deliverance, in this dispensation?) Jesus said “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.” John 18:36



THE WICKED ARE THE SWORD OF THE LORD, BUT WE MAY BE DELIVERED OF THEM.

GOD USES THE KINGDOMS OF MEN FOR HIS OWN PURPOSES, AND WE ARE NOT TO RESIST THEM, OR WE WILL BE RESISTING GOD’S PURPSE ON EARTH. HOWEVER, WE ARE ONLY TO OBEY AS LONG AS WE CAN STILL OBEY GOD.

Acts 5:
27. And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,
28. Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.
29. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

2 Cor. 5:
14. For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
15. And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
16. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
17. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19. To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.

Eph. 2: 19. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

Our citizenship is in Heaven, we are ambassadors to the earth. Ambassadors have the full authority and power of the Government behind them when acting in the role of ambassador. We represent the Kingdom of God and speak in His authority, when acting on His behalf. Ambassadors do not engage in physical warfare for the people they are ambassadors to.

2 Cor. 10:
3. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4. (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Rom. 21:
1. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Friday, August 17, 2007

AmeroCurrency.com

At this site is a letter sent out by the Texas comptrollers office requesting Texas business owners to update their tax info on-line, to be in compliance with the new status of the Union. Are we being railroaded into this North American Union against our will?

AmeroCurrency.com portal page Welcome to a discussion of the Amero, the possible new North American currency, the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and the formation of a North American Union between the U.S., Canada and MexicoHom

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

LewRockwell.com Blog: Ron Paul's Straw Poll Speech

Why don't more people know about this guy? How can you say you love this country and not like Ron Paul? I fear the ignorance of the founding of America, and ignorance of our constitution is destroying us. Please watch.
LewRockwell.com Blog: Ron Paul's Straw Poll Speech

Friday, August 10, 2007

Fox's Book of Martyrs

Edited by William Byron Forbush
This is a book that will never die -- one of the great English classics. . . . Reprinted here in its most complete form, it brings to life the days when "a noble army, men and boys, the matron and the maid," "climbed the steep ascent of heaven, 'mid peril, toil, and pain."
"After the Bible itself, no book so profoundly influenced early Protestant sentiment as the Book of Martyrs. Even in our time it is still a living force. It is more than a record of persecution. It is an arsenal of controversy, a storehouse of romance, as well as a source of edification."


Notice how much is dedicated to the persecution of Christians by the Roman Catholic Church.
Fox's Book of Martyrs

Sunday, August 5, 2007

WorldNetDaily: IRS loses challenge to prove tax liability

Now that you may be convinced the USA will be targeted for multi-city nukes very soon, the good news...the IRS lost a case in court with a jury that says the income tax is not constitutionally allowable. We may yet see a smaller government limited to the powers outlined by the constitution. Seizures and strokes to be appearing wherever politicians congregate, soon. (if this pans out)
WorldNetDaily: IRS loses challenge to prove tax liability

Same signs warning 9/11 was imminent apparent again

We're hearing the warnings about a multi-city attack of Hiroshima proportions. If you have been here before you know this is not a joke. Go back and read July 1, and July 4 blog
Same signs warning 9/11 was imminent apparent again

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficing- This is from Sharedhope.org, informing us about how our children are being pimped at 14yrs of age by street pushers, as a safer, more lucritive commodity than drugs. Could it be happening in your town? Please watch all power point presentations, videos, and info.packs at this site. Become informed...protect our most precious possessions.. our kids.
Shared Hope International > What We Do > Domesitc Minor Sex Trafficking

Monday, July 23, 2007

CSC - Center for Science and Culture

Tired of Darwinism being touted as a "Scientifically Proven Fact?" Go here to see 100's of PhD's names, training, speciality, etc. who state boldly that the THEORY of evolution is inadequate to explain our beginnings.
CSC - Center for Science and Culture

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Goodbye America, Hello North American Union

An update about the progress of the NAFTA super highway being built while our government denies it knows anything about it. Kinda makes you sick. G.W.Bush isn't playing by the same rule book we were taught he should play by.

Goodbye America, Hello North American Union

Ron Paul On MSNBC's Tucker July 17, 2007

Watch all of the clips that will appear at the bottom of the YOU TUBE screen, after the first clip is viewed, to learn more about congressman Ron Paul's positions. And spread the word!
Ron Paul On MSNBC's Tucker July 17, 2007

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Pre-wrath rapture-the short version

For the long version Marvin Rosenthal has a paperback book titled "The Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church" published by Thomas Nelson, Inc. ISBN 0-8407-3160-4, but this is a good start.
click on this link; Zion's Fire

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Another 10 Kings?

Timely reminder...keeping our eyes open
Another 10 Kings?

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Free prophecy book - prophecy and truth - prophecy and current events, prophecy, biblical prophecy

I agree with most of what this guy writes. He is echoing Irvin Baxter Jr's teachings. He doesn't yet get the understanding of "Recommendation 666", the Western European Union as the 10 nation confederacy,or that the European Neighborhood Policy that went into policy Jan.1, 2007 may well be the 7 year treaty the Antichrist confirms with many, including Israel, but it is well organized and a great place to start if you are new to this site.

Free prophecy book - prophecy and truth - prophecy and current events, prophecy, biblical prophecy

Signing Statements Erode Constitutional Balance

Recently, the General Accounting Office studied nineteen instances where the President issued so-called “signing statements.” In such statements, the President essentially begins the process of interpreting legislation – up to and including declaring provisions unconstitutional—hence often refusing to enforce them.

The GAO study found that in nearly 1/3 of the cases studied, the administration failed to enforce the law as enacted. This approach is especially worrisome for several reasons.

Signing Statements Erode Constitutional Balance

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Sunday, July 1, 2007

WorldNetDaily: Al-Qaida nukes already in U.S.

One problem of non-secured Mexican border...terrorists can get through, or get anything they want through our borders. Are the terrorists unaware of that potential? Hardly! Does this present an opportunity for disaster...enough for Bush to declare martial-law? You betcha. Could this be why Bush has dragged his feet on the fence? Could anybody be that evil? Are you kidding? Even if George Bush really is innocent of the planning of the disaster, the consequences are the same. Read this report for the WorldNetDaily.Then please read Wm.Branhams 7 visions. His last was about America being devastated by just such an attack!

WorldNetDaily: Al-Qaida nukes already in U.S.

The Vatican Agenda

This from Joel Bainerman, who you saw in the video below (assuming you watched it...if you didn't, you should.) This is for the prophecy watchers who already suspect that the Vatican is behind the scenes working with the European Union as the "Revived Holy Roman Empire", regarding Jerusalem, and specifically the Temple Mount.



Also check this out.

BaylorTV.com || Israeli Journalist Joel Bainerman

The middle East turmoil...Jews v/s Palestinians, from an Isreali perspective.
BaylorTV.com || Israeli Journalist Joel Bainerman

Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Amero vs. The Dollar

A sobering commentary about a fact of our recent history, that will not be taught to our kids in Social Studies class.
The Amero vs. The Dollar
This link is broken, but for more history and explanation of the Amero/ North American Union go HERE.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_currency_union

Should we Celebrate Diversity, or Unity?

Dick Lamm, former Governor of Colorarado tells us 8 methods for the destruction of the United States.
Corrupt government, conspiracy, new world order, no future.

Friday, June 22, 2007

National Sovereignty Info.

Here is a clearinghouse for information regarding the behind-the-scenes cramming of elitists plans to join Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. into a union like the E.U. down our throats, without open discussion or vote.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Jim R. Schwiesow -- Taking Back the Country

Please read this commentary with patience, the author is angry, justifiably so. Those who wish this information to be forgotten, or ignored, will use harsh words to make the writer seem like a "conspiracy nut" or "fanatic", but the author is a patriot who loves our country and it's freedoms, and has not forgotten lessons learned the hard way...and that have not been taught to subsequent generations...

Jim R. Schwiesow -- Taking Back the Country

Monday, June 11, 2007

Evolution? or Creation?

This may be a little long and technical, but if you are like me, you will understand enough to see this is well worth the read. It is from the "Institute of Creation Research"-WWW.ICR.ORG

Evidence for Creation
from Biology

A Few Reasons an Evolutionary Origin of Life Is Impossible

by Duane Gish, Ph.D.


There were no human witnesses to the origin of life, and no physical geological evidence of its origin exists. Speaking of the origin of a hypothetical self-replicating molecule and its structure, Pross has recently admitted that "The simple answer is we do not know, and we may never know."1 Later, concerning the question of the origin of such a molecule, Pross said, ". . . one might facetiously rephrase the question as follows: given an effectively unknown reaction mixture, under effectively unknown reaction conditions, reacting to give unknown products by unknown mechanisms, could a particular product with a specific characteristic . . . have been included amongst the reaction products?"2 That pretty well summarizes the extent of the progress evolutionists have made toward establishing a mechanistic, atheistic scenario for the origin of life after more than half a century of physical, chemical, and geological research. It is possible, however, to derive facts that establish beyond doubt that an evolutionary origin of life on this planet would have been impossible. The origin of life could only have resulted from the action of an intelligent agent external to and independent of the natural universe. There is sufficient space here to describe only a few of the insuperable barriers to an evolutionary origin of life.

1. The absence of the required atmosphere.

Our present atmosphere consists of 78% nitrogen (N2), 21% molecular oxygen (O2), and 1% of other gases, such as carbon dioxide CO2), argon (Ar), and water vapor H2O). An atmosphere containing free oxygen would be fatal to all origin of life schemes. While oxygen is necessary for life, free oxygen would oxidize and thus destroy all organic molecules required for the origin of life. Thus, in spite of much evidence that the earth has always had a significant quantity of free oxygen in the atmosphere,3 evolutionists persist in declaring that there was no oxygen in the earth's early atmosphere. However, this would also be fatal to an evolutionary origin of life. If there were no oxygen there would be no protective layer of ozone surrounding the earth. Ozone is produced by radiation from the sun on the oxygen in the atmosphere, converting the diatomic oxygen(O2) we breathe to triatomic oxygen O3), which is ozone. Thus if there were no oxygen there would be no ozone. The deadly destructive ultraviolet light from the sun would pour down on the surface of the earth unimpeded, destroying those organic molecules required for life, reducing them to simple gases, such as nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water. Thus, evolutionists face an irresolvable dilemma: in the presence of oxygen, life could not evolve; without oxygen, thus no ozone, life could not evolve or exist.

2. All forms of raw energy are destructive.

The energy available on a hypothetical primitive Earth would consist primarily of radiation from the sun, with some energy from electrical discharges (lightning), and minor sources of energy from radioactive decay and heat. The problem for evolution is that the rates of destruction of biological molecules by all sources of raw energy vastly exceed their rates of formation by such energy. The only reason Stanley Miller succeeded in obtaining a small amount of products in his experiment was the fact that he employed a trap to isolate his products from the energy source.4 Here evolutionists face two problems. First, there could be no trap available on a primitive Earth. Second, a trap by itself would be fatal to any evolutionary scenario, for once the products are isolated in the trap, no further evolutionary progress is possible, because no energy is available. In his comments on Miller's experiment, D. E. Hull stated that "These short lives for decomposition in the atmosphere or ocean clearly preclude the possibility of accumulating useful concentrations of organic compounds over eons of time. . . . The physical chemist guided by the proved principles of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, cannot offer any encouragement to the biochemist, who needs an ocean full of organic compounds to form even lifeless coacervates."5

3. An evolutionary scenario for the origin of life would result in an incredible clutter.

Let us suppose that, as evolutionists suggest, there actually was some way for organic, biologically important molecules to have formed in a significant quantity on a primitive Earth. An indescribable mess would have been the result. In addition to the 20 different amino acids found in proteins today, hundreds of other kinds of amino acids would have been produced. In addition to deoxyribose and ribose, the five-carbon sugars found in DNA and RNA today, a variety of other five-carbon sugars, four-carbon, six-carbon, and seven-carbon sugars would have been produced. In addition to the five purines and pyrimidines found in DNA and RNA today, a great variety of other purines and pyrimidines would exist. Further, of vital significance, the amino acids in proteins today are exclusively left-handed, but all amino acids on the primitive Earth would be 50% left-handed and 50% right-handed. The sugars in DNA and RNA today are exclusively right-handed, but, if they did exist, sugars on a primitive Earth would have been 50% right-handed and 50% left-handed. If just one right-handed amino acid is in a protein, or just one left-handed sugar is found in a DNA or RNA, all biological activity is destroyed. There would be no mechanism available on a primitive Earth to select the correct form. This fact alone destroys evolution. Evolutionists have been wrestling with this dilemma since it was first recognized, and there is no solution in sight. All these many varieties would compete with one another, and a great variety of other organic molecules, including aldehydes, ketones, acids, amines, lipids, carbohydrates, etc. would exist. If evolutionists really claim to simulate plausible primitive Earth conditions, why don't they place their reactants in a big mess like this and irradiate it with ultraviolet light, shock it with electric discharges, or heat it, and see what results? They don't do that because they know there wouldn't be the remotest possibility that anything useful for their evolutionary scenario would result. Rather, they carefully select just the starting materials they want to produce amino acids or sugars or purines or whatever, and, furthermore, they employ implausible experimental conditions that would not exist on a primitive Earth. They then claim in textbooks and journal articles that such and such biological molecules would have been produced in abundant quantities on the early earth.

4. Micromolecules do not spontaneously combine to form macromolecules.

It is said that DNA is the secret of life. DNA is not the secret of life. Life is the secret of DNA. Evolutionists persistently claim that the initial stage in the origin of life was the origin of a self-replicating DNA or RNA molecule. There is no such thing as a self-replicating molecule, and no such molecule could ever exist.The formation of a molecule requires the input of a highly selected type of energy and the steady input of the building blocks required to form it. To produce a protein, the building blocks are amino acids. For DNA and RNA these building blocks are nucleotides, which are composed of purines, pyrimidines, sugars, and phosphoric acid. If amino acids are dissolved in water they do not spontaneously join together to make a protein. That would require an input of energy. If proteins are dissolved in water the chemical bonds between the amino acids slowly break apart, releasing energy (the protein is said to hydrolyze). The same is true of DNA and RNA. To form a protein in a laboratory the chemist, after dissolving the required amino acids in a solvent, adds a chemical that contains high energy bonds (referred to as a peptide reagent). The energy from this chemical is transferred to the amino acids. This provides the necessary energy to form the chemical bonds between the amino acids and releases H and OH to form H2O (water). This only happens in a chemistry laboratory or in the cells of living organisms. It could never have taken place in a primitive ocean or anywhere on a primitive Earth. Who or what would be there to provide a steady input of the appropriate energy? Destructive raw energy would not work. Who or what would be there to provide a steady supply of the appropriate building blocks rather than just junk? In speaking of a self-replicating DNA molecule, evolutionists are reaching for a pie in the sky.

5. DNA could not survive without repair mechanisms.

DNA, as is true of messenger-RNA, transfer-RNA, and ribosomal-RNA, is destroyed by a variety of agents, including ultraviolet light, reactive oxygen species, alkylting agents, and water. A recent article reported that there are 130 known human DNA repair genes and that more will be found. The authors stated that "Genome |DNA| instability caused by the great variety of DNA-damaging agents would be an overwhelming problem for cells and organisms if it were not for DNA repair emphasis mine)."6 Note that even water is one of the agents that damages DNA! If DNA somehow evolved on the earth it would be dissolved in water. Thus water and many chemical agents dissolved in it, along with ultraviolet light would destroy DNA much faster than it could be produced by the wildest imaginary process. If it were not for DNA repair genes, the article effectively states, DNA could not survive even in the protective environment of a cell! How then could DNA survive when subjected to brutal attack by all the chemical and other DNA-damaging agents that would exist on the hypothetical primitive Earth of the evolutionists?

What are the cellular agents that are necessary for DNA repair and survival? DNA genes! Thus, DNA is necessary for the survival of DNA! But it would have been impossible for DNA repair genes to evolve before ordinary DNA evolved and it would have been impossible for ordinary DNA to evolve before DNA repair genes had evolved. Here we see another impossible barrier for evolution. Furthermore, it is ridiculous to imagine that DNA repair genes could have evolved even if a cell existed. DNA genes encode the sequences of the hundreds of amino acids that constitute the proteins that are the actual agents that are involved in DNA repair. The code in the DNA is translated into a messenger RNA (mRNA). The mRNA must then move to and be incorporated into a ribosome (which is made up of three different ribosomal RNAs and 55 different protein molecules). Each amino acid must be coupled to a transfer RNA specific for that amino acid, and the coupling requires a protein enzyme specific for that amino acid and transfer-RNA. Responding to the code on the messenger RNA and utilizing the codes on transfer RNA's, the appropriate amino acids, attached to the transfer RNAs, are attached to the growing protein chain in the order prescribed by the code of the messenger RNA. Many enzymes are required along with appropriate energy. This is only a brief introduction to the incredible complexity of life that is found even in a bacterium.

"Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?" (Job 12:9).

Endnotes

1. Pross, Addy. 2004. Causation and the origin of life. Metabolism or replication first? Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biospheres 34:308.
2. Ibid., 316.
3. Davidson, C. F. 1965. Geochemical aspects of atomospheric evolution. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 53:1194; Brinkman, R. T., 1969. Dissociation of water vapor and evolution of oxygen in the terrestrial atmosphere. J. Geophys. Res., 74:5355; Clemmey, H., and N. Badham. 1982. Oxygen in the Precambrian atmosphere; an evaluation of the geological evidence. Geology 10:141; Dimroth, E., and M. M. Kimberley. 1976. Precambrian atmospheric oxygen: evidence in the sedimentary distributions of carbon, sulfur, uranium, and iron. Can. J. Earth Sci., 13:1161.
4. Miller, Stanley. 1953. A production of amino acids under possible primitive earth conditions. Science 117:528.
5. Hull, D. E. 1960. Thermodynamics and kinetics of spontaneous generation. Nature 186:693.
6. Wood, R. D., et al. 2001. Human DNA repair genes. Science 291:1284.
*Dr. Duane Gish is Senior Vice President Emeritus of ICR.
From icr.org/articles/3140, copyright © 2007 ICR

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