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Remember When MSM Mocked Michele Bachmann's $2 Gas Pledge?

Repeating from Last December!

So who's crazy now?  In 2011, the MSM mercilessly mocked Michele Bachmann for saying that if she became president, gas prices would fall to under $2/gallon.  Typical was Time magazine, which called her prediction "fantasy." Time mocked Bachmann's drill, baby, drill policy, sniffing that if implemented, "prices at the pump might drop a whole 3 cents a gallon." But on CBS This Morning, there was top oil analyst Tom Kloza, saying that by Christmas, gas prices would be in the range of . . . $1.99-2.29 [I saw $2.18 here in Texas yesterday].  

So who's crazy now, and where does Bachmann go to get her apology from the MSM that so mercilessly mocked her? - See more HERE

What was the real meaning of the fall of the Wall?

TamsterForward by Bob Barney: For over 70 years now, two lone figures predicted the reunification of Europe and the Holy Roman Empire. They predicted a "United States of Europe," long before anyone else thought it was possible. How did they do this? They understood who the modern day nations were in the Bible and what God predicted what would happen.There names? Herbert W. and Garner Ted Armstrong. Even President LBJ watched to the famous "World Tomorrow" broadcast on TV. What they predicted is happening right now! LISTEN!


The United States of Europe

By Garner Ted Armstrong

(written in the 1990's) For 42 years, I have continually warned that a "United States of Europe" would form in central Europe, comprising more than 250 million people; a huge industrial, economic and military power which would eventually challenge the United States; that a 10-nation combine would form which would fulfill the Bible prophecy of the "Beast" which would fight Jesus Christ at His return.

Specifically, I pointed out that the eventual United Europe would be formed among nations which were, during most of those 42 years, under the heel of Soviet domination; part of the "Warsaw Pact"; nations such as East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia [since divided into the Czech Republic and Slovakia], Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania.

Too many times to count, I appeared before large audiences and said, "The last chapter of European History has not been written," before launching into a description of how the Cold War would NOT result in Russia advancing into Palestine; how, instead, the aforementioned nations would COME OUT from behind the Iron Curtain; how a "United States of Europe" would eventually form. Time and time again, I named the nations which would eventually emerge as a part of a United Europe.

Now, the Soviet Union has imploded, dividing up into many squabbling, sometimes warring states. Russia teeters on the brink of bankruptcy and civil war. President Yeltsin is in poor health; says he will not run for President of Russia again, and is being challenged by ultra nationalistic and communist leaders. RUSSIA, while NOT the "beast" power of Bible prophecy, will figure very prominently in world events of these next few years, and in the great Battle of Armageddon.



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The Unanswerable Questions of Jonestown 37 Years Later

Forward by Bob Barney:  I remember Jonestown well.  It was the month in 1978 when after years of denying even the existence of God, I came to the understand that God did exist and that the Bible was the Word of God.  These were very hard times for me, and I had decided to go back to the area where I went to college in Storrs, Ct.  I had some friends there, elderly gentlemen that I used to have breakfast with at the local diner every morning for the last two years of my college career.  I had graduated the year before, but went there because I knew I could find peace, quite and be able to read and study the Bible. I especially understood by know what the White Horse of Revelation stood for. FALSE CHRISTIANITY!  It was from this false Christian world that I had thought that I had disproved the existence of God, when in fact, the White Horse merely proved God, and Jesus Christ's words. I turned on the news one evening, and listened to this:

image from a2.files.psmag.comNovember 18th will mark the 37th anniversary of what has become known as “Jonestown,” where 918 members of the Peoples Temple—a religious cult that originally formed in 1950’s Indiana, before moving to California, and ultimately to Guyana, South America—were left dead, most through willfully drinking cyanide-laced, grape-flavored Flavor Aid. It was the final act of notorious leader Jim Jones, who attempted to create his visions of a “socialist paradise” in that small nation.*

Seeing as nearly everyone who belonged to the Peoples Temple died that day, most of what is known about the event is by virtue of Jones’ meticulous archiving. is chock-full of Peoples Temple ephemera, including an audio recording of Jones preaching to his followers before and during the mass suicide on that final, fateful day. Yet despite the general feeling that now, decades later, we know all there is to know about the tragic events in Guyana, lingering questions remain.

“How many people were drugged on the final day?” a former meber of Peoples Temple, who didn't travel to Guyana, writes in an email. “This is something I used to dismiss. But with the release several years ago of [Freedom of Information Act] files that address the psychotropic drugs found in Jonestown and my personal interactions with others who were in Jonestown on the final day ... I’m no longer willing to dismiss this.”There's a slight sense of concealment, a gray tinge that still colors the events 37 years ago—and researchers have dedicated their professional lives to figuring out exactly what happen  .... READ MORE HERE

The Myth of the Clinton Surplus

The government can have a surplus even if it has trillions in debt, but it cannot have a surplus if that debt increased every year. This article is about surplus/deficit, not the debt. However, it analyzes the debt to prove there wasn't a surplus under Clinton.

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For those that want a more detailed explanation of why a claimed $236 billion surplus resulted in the national debt increasing by $18 billion, please read this follow-up article.

Time and time again, anyone reading the mainstream news or reading articles on the Internet will read the claim that President Clinton not only balanced the budget, but had a surplus. This is then used as an argument to further highlight the fiscal irresponsibility of the federal government under the Bush administration.

The claim is generally made that Clinton had a surplus of $69 billion in FY1998, $123 billion in FY1999 and $230 billion in FY2000 . In that same link, Clinton claimed that the national debt had been reduced by $360 billion in the last three years, presumably FY1998, FY1999, and FY2000--though, interestingly, $360 billion is not the sum of the alleged surpluses of the three years in question ($69B + $123B + $230B = $422B, not $360B).

While not defending the increase of the federal debt under President Bush, it's curious to see Clinton's record promoted as having generated a surplus. It never happened. There was never a surplus and the facts support that position. In fact, far from a $360 billion reduction in the national debt in FY1998-FY2000, there was an increase of $281 billion.

Verifying this is as simple as accessing the U.S. Treasury (see note about this link below) website where the national debt is updated daily and a history of the debt since January 1993 can be obtained. Considering the government's fiscal year ends on the last day of September each year, and considering Clinton's budget proposal in 1993 took effect in October 1993 and concluded September 1994 (FY1994), here's the national debt at the end of each year of Clinton Budgets:

National Debt Deficit
FY1993  09/30/1993  $4.411488 trillion  
FY1994  09/30/1994  $4.692749 trillion  $281.26 billion
FY1995  09/29/1995  $4.973982 trillion  $281.23 billion
FY1996  09/30/1996  $5.224810 trillion  $250.83 billion
FY1997  09/30/1997  $5.413146 trillion  $188.34 billion
FY1998  09/30/1998  $5.526193 trillion  $113.05 billion
FY1999  09/30/1999  $5.656270 trillion  $130.08 billion
FY2000  09/29/2000  $5.674178 trillion  $17.91 billion
FY2001  09/28/2001  $5.807463 trillion  $133.29 billion

As can clearly be seen, in no year did the national debt go down, nor did Clinton leave President Bush with a surplus that Bush subsequently turned into a deficit.

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Glen Campbell Reveals His Life With Alzheimer’s

Get an inside look at how the Country Music Hall of Famer Glen Campbell toured while battling Alzheimer’s…

After Glen Campbell disclosed in 2011 that he has Alzheimer’s disease, he didn’t retreat from public life. Instead, the country singer embarked on a 151-city tour.

“The amazing thing about Glen was that he was the first public figure to come and say, ‘I have Alzheimer’s, and I’m going to continue to show people that I can still live a full life and perform and be creative,’” says Trevor Albert, producer of “I’ll Be Me,” the documentary that captured Campbell’s tour.

Before Saying, “I Support France,” Please Read This

I agree 100% with this commentary:  Remember what God (Jesus Christ) told Jeremiah 7:16: "Pray no more for these people, Jeremiah. Do not weep or pray for them, and don't beg me to help them, for I will not listen to you."


Please don’t say things like, “I stand with France,” or “Those poor French people, victims of that attack!” unless you’re prepared to say and do the following things:

Stop saying “Islam” is about peace and love. It’s not. It’s about submission; the people who really get this are the ones who launch these attacks in the name of their religion.

Stop supporting politicians like Obama, who insist that Islamic nations like Iran have our same fundamental values and can be trusted with billions of dollars in unfrozen assets (Obama’s treaty), and who don’t mean what they say when they want to wipe Israel off the map.

Stop saying we don’t really need a strong military and we cannot, under any circumstances, use the full might of our military arsenal to do things to stop militant Islam in its tracks, to quite literally scare the Allah out of these people.

Unless or until you start to rethink your stance, you have no business expressing compassion towards the victims of people in attacks whose perpetrators – knowingly or not – you aid and support via your positions.

The president of France calls the attacks in Paris by militant ISIS supporters an “act of war.” Excuse me? Haven’t we been at war since at least 9/11? Even going back as far as 1979, when the first openly organized Islamic government, Iran, took Americans hostage and brutalized them for a year before setting them free?

We’re not supposed to admit we’re at war with Islam. But Islam has been at war with everyone else for decades now. And it’s not going to stop.

I am so sick of people saying, “We can’t fight terrorism with violence. We have to understand them and figure out what makes them act this way.”

Envy, brutality and collectivist/social/racial hatred are what make them act this way. They’re not going to change, and they’re not going to stop. By trying to appease and understand them every chance we get, they interpret this as weakness, because it is, from their point-of-view. They respond with more brutality. They’re not ever going to stop, any more than Hitler and the Nazis would have stopped if, instead of taking them on directly, we had said, “Let’s try to understand them.”

You cannot defeat a morally certain enemy without moral certainty. But we do not live in an age of moral self-assertion. It’s considered mean, unkind and politically incorrect.    Read the rest here

The Earth BECAME formless and void!

Recently presidential hopeful Ben Carson Stunned the press with this statement. "I know a lot of people say that I believe the Earth is 6,000 years old, and they have no basis for saying that." Ben Carson takes on God and creation‎ - 2 days ago

Christians and atheists who both hoped Dr. Ben Carson would stick to the unscientific and non-biblical belief in a 6,000 year old earth to show just how stupid Christians are... "I know a lot of people say that I believe the Earth is 6,000 years old, and they have no basis for saying that. I don’t know how old the Earth is. It says [in the Bible], ‘In the Beginning God created the heaven and the earth’ – and then there’s a period there. You don’t know how much time has elapsed.”

Ben Carson, a seventh day keeper, was absolutely correct in his statements... here's why!

The Earth BECAME formless and void!

The earth BECAMEGenesis 1:2

“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”

"But the earth was in disarray, and empty; and spiritual darkness was upon the face of the demonic realm."

I am guilty of having read this verse too superficially. Dr. Missler discusses the “Gap Theory”, a concept first proposed Thomas Chalmers in 1814, based on a reinterpretation of the Hebrew in Genesis 1:2. Missler shared this view, but made it clear he was not necessarily endorsing it. At first I took the idea on board, but upon reading the notes in Mum's Hebrew-Greek study Biblewas duly corrected. A discussion with my mother later this afternoon gave me the insight I was looking for.

The Gap Theory

image from www.evidenceunseen.comI previously assumed that when God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1) he simply created a ball of unformed and empty mass, and then proceeded to give it form and order in Days 1-6 (Genesis 1:3-31). It is true the Earth we know today was formed in the "creation week", but is this the entire history of the origin of our world?

The "Gap Theory", suggests the angels were created "in the beginning" (Genesis 1:1), rather than during or after the creation week, and that Satan and his angelic (demonic) followers fell prior to Genesis 1:2. Chalmers grounds this theory in the reinterpretation of words used in Genesis 1:2, and their relationship with other passages of scripture.

And the earth was without form, and void;

and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

The word for "was" - hayah - is the same word used in Genesis 19:26 where Lot's wife was (hayah) turned into a pillar of salt. The implication is that the word hayah is not simply descriptive, but is active. Furthermore, the word "vav" for "and" can also be read as "but" depending on the context. In the Septuagint it has actually been translated this way. Thus Genesis 1:2 could, or should, read;

"But the earth became (or "had become") without form, and void". 

“Without form, and void" has been translated from the Hebrew phrase "tohu vav bohu". The words tohu and bohu are also found in Isaiah 34:11, but is there interpreted differently;

Isaiah 34:11 "But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion (tohu) and the stones of emptiness (bohu)."

Thus “tohu” can also mean "confused", and “bohu” can mean “empty”. "Confused" and "without form" share in common a lack of order, in a place where there should be order. Perhaps, then, the text could be read as follows; "But the earth was in disarray, and empty".

Jeremiah 4:23-26 also uses the phrase "tohu vav bohu", as follows:

“I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form (tohu), and void (bohu); and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger.”

You will notice that this verse describes the Earth as it would have been at the time of Genesis 1:2;
1. The Earth is described as "formless and void" (or "in disarray and empty")
2. There was no man
3. There were no birds

What is interesting, though, is that it refers to cities, and what's more it seems these cities had received judgment from The Lord - "all the cities thereof were broken down (in disarray) at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger". Perhaps these cities represented the homes of the angels who had fallen.

The word "choshek" has been interpreted as "darkness", and when we read it we assume this is a natural darkness (i.e. before the creation of natural light), but the word "choshek" is also used in Exodus 10:21 to describe the darkness The Lord brought upon Egypt, which was so dark it could be felt. The word "tehown" has been translated as "the deep", but is in fact the same word (Greek abussos – abyss) used to refer to the home of demons and evil spirits, the place from which the anti-Christ emerges.

Thus, again, Genesis 1:2 could be read

Timeline"But the earth was in disarray, and empty; and spiritual darkness was upon the face of the demonic realm."

Problems & Solutions

My Mum's Hebrew-Greek study Bible, however, shows the Gap Theory to be flawed. Connsider the words of Exodus 20:11;

“For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them”

Further, in Job 38:4-7 The Lord asks Job;

"Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? 
Tell me, if you understand. 
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! 
Who stretched a measuring line across it? 
On what were its footings set, 
or who laid its cornerstone- 
while the morning stars sang together 
and all the angels shouted for joy

It is clear, then, that the angels were created before “the beginning”, and that Genesis 1 is not a history of the origins of the entire cosmos, but just of our world – the “physical realm”. Nonetheless, I believe the reinterpretation of Genesis 1:2 above still has relevance.

Consider this; “Christ came to redeem us of our sin, so that we could qualify for eternal life in heaven, in the presence of God”. A classic evangelism line that we all believe. Now consider this, if Satan and his followers have rebelled against The Lord, then they have sinned. They can no longer be in his presence and thus they have “fallen from the sky like lightning”. Where did they land when they fell?

The Lord cast Satan and his followers into a hell from which he withdrew his presence. “The earth was in disarray, and empty; and spiritual darkness was upon the face of the [demonic realm]” – does this not sound like a description of what Hell could be like? It would seem to me, and my Mum, that The Lord created Earth and withdrew his presence from it, but then upon this he created the Earth we know, as is described in Days one to six. Thus Satan and his followers live in the deep, the abyss, the demonic realm, “underneath” the good but fallen creation we inhabit.



Military deployed... 
First Curfew Since 1944... 
Gunmen shout 'Allah Akbar'...
'It's for Syria'...

ISIS Celebrates: 'Paris In Flames'...
Witness relates 'bloodbath' at packed concert venue... 
EARLIER TODAY: OBAMA Declares ISIS 'Contained'...
FBI: 1,000 Active ISIS Probes Inside USA...

Paris terror attack leaves 142 dead as hostages are killed at Bataclan concert hall

A series of coordinated terror attacks in the heart of Paris have left dozens of people dead and wounded. Dead bodies (main and top right) littered the streets of the French capital after at least 11 were killed in a shootout in a Korean restaurant on the Rue Bichat. Another 15 in the Paris Bataclan concert hall where terrorists are said to be holding more than 100 people hostage. The gunmen shouted 'Allah Akbar' and opened fire when they burst into the theatre, one witness said. There were also two explosions outside the Stade de France sports stadium where the French football team are playing a friendly match against Germany tonight. There were a total of six linked attacks throughout the city, police confirmed. Anti-terrorist police, soldiers and emergency personnel (bottom right) could be seen flooding into the area after the attacks began at around 9pm. French President Francois Hollande has declared a national state of emergency and shut the country's borders.

The Sabbath and Seventh-Day Adventist

Beyond The Days
The popularity of Dr. Benjamin Carson has brought much attention to his church.
Carson's beloved Seventh-day Adventist religion is now front page news and millions have become exposed to a movement that had been heretofore unknown to or misunderstood by most Americans. The denomination's name carries with it the two distinctive features of its faith--Seventh-day and Adventist. This American born, culturally diverse, Protestant movement is comprised of 18 million+ members living on every country of planet earth. 
The current discussion focuses largely on the first feature of that name--Seventh-day. As  is being constantly reported in the  media, Carson's Seventh-day  Adventist Church, contrary to most of Christendom, honors  the seventh day of the week (today called Saturday) as God's Sabbath. It's position is consistent with the Biblical record  to all humanity at creation (Genesis 2:1-3). 

The 7th  day  was  honored  by  the  prophets and uplifted by Jesus Christ (Luke  4:16). It was practiced by the apostles and upheld by the early church. God promises that it will be kept in the earth made new (Isaiah 64:23). 

But why do most of Christendom keep Sunday, the first day of the week, instead of the seventh day that has been bequeathed to all humanity as an eternal memorial by Creator God? Is this just a matter one's preference, or is there a deeper, more crucial issue at stake? Find out here.

TRUE PICS: Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA

What the Media is covering up!


Art Carden

image from The Republicans control the House of Representatives and are bracing for a long battle over the President’s health care proposal.  In the spirit of bipartisanship and sanity, I propose that the first thing on the chopping block should be an ineffective organization that wastes money, violates our rights, and encourages us to make decisions that imperil our safety.  I’m talking about the Transportation Security Administration.

Bipartisan support should be immediate.  For fiscal conservatives, it’s hard to come up with a more wasteful agency than the TSA.  For privacy advocates, eliminating an organization that requires you to choose between a nude body scan or genital groping in order to board a plane should be a no-brainer.

But won’t that compromise safety?  I doubt it.  The airlines have enormous sums of money riding on passenger safety, and the notion that a government bureaucracy has better incentives to provide safe travels than airlines with billions of dollars worth of capital and goodwill on the line strains credibility.  This might be beside the point: in 2003, William Anderson incisively argued that some of the steps that airlines (and passengers) would have needed to take to prevent the 9/11 disaster probably would have been illegal.

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40 years ago, the 'Witch of November' sank the Edmund Fitzgerald

"Does anyone know where the love of God goes...." Gordon Lightfoot "The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald...

image from www.gannett-cdn.comForty years ago, on Nov. 10, 1975, the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sank during a ferocious storm on Lake Superior, killing all 29 men aboard.

The shipwreck was soon to be made famous in the haunting song by Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which was released the year after the sinking.

In the song, the disaster was blamed in part on the "Witch of November," which is the source of memorable and fierce storms on the Great Lakes. 

Incredibly, in the past 300 years, about 30,000 people have died in 10,000 shipwrecks on the Great Lakes, the Rev. William Fleming told the Detroit News.

Fleming is the pastor of the Mariners’ Church of Detroit, which was mentioned in the Lightfoot song. A service was held there Sunday to remember victims from all disasters and tragedies on the Great Lakes, including the loss of the Fitzgerald. The Edmund Fitzgerald was loaded with about 26,000 tons of taconite pellets on Nov. 9, 1975, at Superior, Wis., and was bound for Detroit, according to the Associated Press. The pellets are an intermediate product in iron mining.


The Bible Talks about 9 foot Giants- Here was an 8'8" One- Just Died

People laugh at claims that Goliath was over 9 Feet tall- Really?

'World's tallest man' Pornchai Saosri dies in Thailand aged 26

Pornchai Saosri (pictured with his family), who measured 8ft 8ins, died aged 26 at his family home in the village of Ban Takaeo in the Prasat district of Thailand. Pornchai, who was nicknamed 'Oaf' by his family, had recently been hospitalised and was bedridden as he battled a number of illnesses. He was said to be the world's tallest man but was never given the official title because health problems meant he was unable to stand straight and had to be measured sitting down. 'World's tallest man' measuring 8ft 8ins and named 'Oaf' by his family dies at his home in Thailand after battling illness linked to his fast growth rate

Remembering Our Veterans..

In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day.  While both honor our military personnel, the former is a day to remember and pay respect to all the men and women that died serving our country in a war, while Veterans Day is to celebrate the soldiers who are still alive and served in the forces at anytime, during peace or war.
Remember our Veterans Today and Always....

Mob hitman James Files who claims he was responsible for President John F. Kennedy's assassination -UPDATED

A former mob hitman is coming forward once again to say that he is the man who killed President John F. Kennedy.

James Files says that he was the man on the grassy knoll back on November 22, 1963, and that he fired the bullet into Pres. Kennedy's head that ultimately killed him.

He says the other shot that hit Pres. Kennedy came from his boss, Charles 'Chuckie' Nicoletti, who was hiding out in the book depository, the same place Lee Harvey Oswald is believed to have been at the time of the shooting.

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Confession: James Files (above) says he is the man who assassinated Pres. John F. Kennedy
 Confession: James Files (above) says he is the man who assassinated Pres. John F. Kennedy

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Mob hitman who says he was the man on the grassy knoll and killed JFK will be released - and he still insists he did it



Alexander Hamilton / Wikimedia Commons

Alexander Hamilton / Wikimedia Commons

BY:   —  May 16, 2015 5:00 am

“All revolutions are failures,” George Orwell once wrote, “but they are not all the same failure.” Those alls should give us pause. Most revolutions—those in France and Russia spring to mind—certainly didn’t end well. But the American Revolution ended well. It created a stable and prosperous nation state, under a constitution that is still the law of the land two centuries after its adoption. New men, in a New World, violently shook off the bonds of monarchy, yet restored order in good time—something the peoples of old Europe never managed to achieve.  Read More: THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Where are the Real Protestants????

"Christ did not redeem His Church with His blood that the Pope might come in and steal away the glory! He never came from Heaven to earth and poured out His very heart that He might purchase His people so that a poor sinner, a mere man, should be set upon high to be admired by all the nations and to call himself God's representative on earth! Christ has always been the Head of His Church" (Christ Glorified, C.H. Spurgeon, February 4th 1869).
Charles H. Spurgeon
Protestant Reformer
Considering the stated position of the late C.H. Spurgeon and the many Protestant Reformers that preceded him, this question begs to be answered: why are almost all the Christian church leaders shepherding their flocks back to the Roman church?
Rick Warren, T.D. Jakes, Joel Osteen, Kenneth Copeland, just to name a few, have all openly made their declaration to accept the Roman Pontiff as the head of the Christian church and have committed to  follow Francis' teachings to help bring about unity and peace among all humanity. But the prophet Amos asks: "Can two walk together except they be agreed?" (Amos 3:3). Are the Christian leaders of today or Spurgeon and the Reformers of old to be believed? You decide.

The End Times: Will You Be Ready?

Once upon a time there was Andrew. And then came Katrina. And, who can forget Sandy? Though very severe, Patricia turned out to be less fatal than most expected. Joaquin wrought its havoc, and like all the others, has faded into the sunset of our collective consciousness. These are the great storms of recent history that have etched in our hearts the fact of man's utter helplessness against the forces of nature.
But there is a much greater storm coming. This one will be infinitely more devastating, ravenous, and impacting than all the others combined. 
The ancient Jewish seer,  Daniel, foretells of that catastrophic event. He characterizes it  thus: "...and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was seen since there was a nation even to that same time..." (Daniel 12:1). John the Revelator identifies the nature of that very storm. He prophesied, "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ" (Revelation 12:17).  Here is a view from the eye of that storm.

Today's Top Stories 1 - 4 of 12 Netanyahu's new media chief has called Obama anti-Semitic, Kerry 'comical'

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minis...President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver a press conference following their meeting in the Oval Office. Screen-shot from official White House video. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Plain Truth Hurts some... Obama is pro-Muslim anti Jewish racist. Kerry is a bad joke.

By Jeffrey Heller

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - He has accused Barack Obama of anti-Semitism, suggested his own country's president was not important enough to assassinate and described U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as having the mental abilities of a 12-year-old.

Ran Baratz's Facebook and web page barbs might have remained forever on the margins of social media, save for one thing: the appointment of the 42-year-old philosophy lecturer as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new communications director.

As head of public diplomacy and media, Baratz, who was named to the post on Wednesday, will be tasked with improving Israel's reputation in the world.

But days before Netanyahu embarks on a visit to the White House, an effort to mend fences after fierce feuding over the Iran nuclear deal that Israel opposes, the timing of the decision to give Baratz the job raised questions.

Within hours of his appointment, Israeli media outlets found a clutch of cuttings, headline-grabbing quotes on Facebook and articles he had penned on news websites. Netanyahu's staff, it appeared, may not have checked.  MORE

ISIS DID DOWN Russian Airliner

At least 20,000 Britons were stranded in Egypt last night as the airline terror crisis escalated.

Downing Street said a bomb smuggled through Sharm El Sheikh airport was probably behind the downing of a Russian airliner at the weekend. 

And an emergency review by UK aviation experts has exposed serious loopholes in security procedures at the Red Sea resort.

The Prime Minister is the first world leader to say the Russian Airbus was downed by a bomb. 

But hours earlier Islamic State issued a video boasting of shooting down the plane and warning of more attacks.

Egyptian military approach a plane's tail at the wreckage of a passenger jet bound for St Petersburg in Russia that crashed in Hassana
Egyptian military approach a plane's tail at the wreckage of a passenger jet bound for St Petersburg in Russia that crashed in Hassana

The crash, which cost 224 lives, would be the first successful airline attack by terrorists since two Russian jets were hit by Islamist extremists in 2004.

The terror alert has left 20,000 British tourists without a flight home. And it throws the travel plans of thousands more into chaos because around 900,000 Britons fly to the Red Sea every year.

The Coming End to War

For the first time in history, Jesus Christ’s chilling prophecy that before His return, humankind would be able to bring about self-extermination became a grim reality.


War to end warsIn one of Jesus Christ’s last days with His disciples before His impending crucifixion, they asked Him about when He would return as He had promised: “Tell us, when will these things be? And what willbe the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3).


He proceeded to give a lengthy prophecy recorded for us in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. He foretold several major trends, starting with religious deception that would permeate the world.


“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars,” He continued. “See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:6-8).


He went on to describe persecution of His true followers even as the message of the gospel of the coming Kingdom of God would be spread to the world—“and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:9-14).   Read the rest here



The illgeal president continues to break the Law, held unaccountable. 

ObamathedestroyerA newly leaked internal DHS memorandum produced for an off-the-record agency conclave reveals that the Obama administration is actively planning to circumvent a federal court injunction that suspended part of last November’s deferral-based amnesty initiative. The document, apparently prepared as follow-up from a DHS “Regulations Retreat” last summer, appears sure to re-ignite concerns in Congress as well as federal judges in the Fifth Circuit. The Administration has already been criticized from the bench for handing out work permits to hundreds of thousands of deferred action beneficiaries, in direct violation of a district court’s order. With the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals deciding any day now whether to deny the Administration’s request to reverse that injunction, this public leak has come at a critical juncture for U.S. enforcement policy. 

Last June, four months after Texas federal judge Andrew Hanen’s order to freeze President’s DAPA and Expanded DACA programs—disclosure: the Immigration Reform Law Institute has filed briefs in these cases—DHS’s immigration policy makers apparently held a “Regulations Retreat” to discuss “different options” for “open market Employment Authorization Document (EAD) regulatory changes.” EAD is the statutory term for work permits. From a memo recording these discussions, we now know that the Obama DHS has, rather than pausing to allow the courts to assess the constitutionality of its enforcement nullification initiatives, been gearing up to roll out one or more of four plans drawn up at the meeting, each one designed to provide EADs to millions of nonimmigrants, including those lawfully present and visa overstayers, crippling the actual employment-based visa system on the federal statute-book.   MORE

The Great Locomotive Chase and the Medal of Honor?

Illustration of nineteen men involved in the G...Illustration of nineteen men involved in the Great Locomotive Chase—seventeen Union soldiers and two railroad employees who chased them. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What do the two have in common? Read on....From

The First Recipients

In April, 1862, James J. Andrews, a civilian scout for the Union Army, led a band of 20 enlisted men and one other civilian from various Ohio regiments deep into Confederate territory. There were two other enlisted men who started with the group but who did not get into Georgia with the remainder. Their plan was to board a train headed north out of Atlanta for Chattanooga, capture the train and continue steaming north, stopping frequently to cut telegraph lines and burn bridges, thereby disrupting Confederate lines of communication and aiding the Union Army's drive on Chattanooga.

Unfortunately, the plan went awry, and all the men were captured. Eight, including their civilian leader, were executed in June, 1862, in Atlanta. Eight more escaped from jail in Atlanta in October of that year. Then on March 17, 1863, nearly a year after their adventure began, the remaining six Raiders were exchanged via City Point, Virginia. When they arrived in Washington on March 25, 1863, Secretary Stanton sent word that he would like to see them. He was particularly impressed by Jacob Parrott, at age 19, the youngest of the group. Parrott calmly recited the major details of the raid, then related the story of the brutal beatings he had suffered at the hands of his captors. After listening to their hair-raising tale, Stanton praised Parrott's devotion to duty, then turning to an aide, selected a black morocco leather case. "Congress has by recent law, ordered medals to be prepared on this model and your party shall have the first; they are the first that have been given to private soldiers in this War, " he said as he pinned the medal to the left breast of Parrott's uniform. The remaining five men were also presented medals as of March 25, 1863.

Eventually 19 of these men were awarded the Medal of Honor. The official citation for their award is: "Nineteen of twenty-two men (including two civilians) who, by direction of General Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into the enemy's territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Georgia, in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta."

To illustrate how disorganized and routine the system for awarding the Medal of Honor was in the beginning, one can look at the awards to these 19 men. Six got them on March 25, 1863. Eight more medals were awarded in September, 1863, but only one of these is recorded in a specific date – September 17th. Two were awarded in July, 1864, one of them to Private James Smith after his father had requested of Secretary Stanton that the same be done. One more was awarded on August 4, 1866, and the last one came on July 28, 1883. One also wonders why it was not known whether it was General Mitchel or General Buell who sent the raiders out and also why it was not known in Washington how to correctly spell General Ormsby McKnight Mitchel's name - with one "l" rather than two. Since eight men were executed in Atlanta in 1862, one might assume that all the military men of that group got the Medal of Honor. Not so; two of them – Perry G. Shadrach and George D. Wilson were never awarded the Medal. James Smith, who did not participate in the Raid, but who tried, and was later imprisoned for some time as a result, was awarded the Medal of Honor after his father requested that he be placed on the same footing as those who had been so recognized. As an example of how well appreciated and regarded the Medal was, this letter was written by James Smith after he received the Medal:

Parkersburg, Oct. 15th/64

Sir: I was made happy yesterday by the receipt of the medal which the secretary of war was pleased to award to me for services rendered and which I hope to wear long and honorably.

I am doubly happy to have received this mark of distinguished appreciation during the administration of that gentleman, scholar and patriot A. Lincoln: long may he wave.

Very Respectfully
Your Obt. Servt.

James Smith

E.D. Townsend, Asst. Adjt. Genl.
Washington, DC

James Smith had enlisted under an assumed name in the 2nd Ohio Infantry in 1861 at the age of 16. He later got into Georgia with the 2nd Ohio throughout the Atlanta campaign. He died on January 28, 1868 at the age of 23.

There have been few awards of the Medal of Honor, perhaps none, that attracted so much attention over the years as those awarded to the Andrews Raiders.

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