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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Floatin' Powa News Service: Just another quaint, post-American artifact...

Roy Orbison
It's Over

WHO: Life expectancy in Israel among highest in the world
Oy the irony....

Arab League chief: No Israel recognition
Israel who?
Islamic countries should make clear there will be no normalized relations with Israel until it stops breaking international law, an Arab League official says.
Assad tells OIC FMs extreme Israeli govt major obstacle to peace
"The failure of the peace process so far has clearly shown that Israel is the obstacle. How can a state that was founded on illegal occupation and continues to murder the original inhabitants work toward peace?" Assad said.

He said the current state of Middle East peacemaking had exposed the "true nature of this aggressive state." "How can a country that has chosen the most extreme government in its history be a partner for peace?" he added.
Syria links talks with Israel to full return of Golan

OIC's Damascus Declaration
Our Organization was basically established to defend Al-Quds AL-Shareef which is today facing a critical situation that threatens to obliterate its spiritual character and historical diversity. Added to that are the construction of the racist separation wall in the West Bank , the inhuman blockade imposed on Gaza, the intensification of land grabbing and settlement building. All of this required us all not compensate Israel over its crimes but to ensure that any development in relations- if any exist at all-to the concrete expression of Israel's commitment to just and comprehensive peace, which would guarantee the restoration of legitimate national rights and withdrawal from the occupied lands in Palestine , Golan, and southern Lebanon.
Isaiah's Damascus Declaration

Hashemite Fiefdom "warns" Israel:
The government on Saturday warned against thed angers posed by excavation works Israel carried out beneath and around Al Aqsa Mosque, and by house demolitions in Jerusalem, stressing that such Israeli measures will have a negative impact on any future peaceful settlement.

In a speech yesterday at a conference of foreign ministers of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Damascus, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Judeh reviewed the role of the Hashemites in protecting the holy sites in Jerusalem.
Sounds like a threat to me.
And now for some Turkish urging:

Turkey urges Israel to respect international Jerusalem status

Canada urged to put pressure on Israel
Again with the urging.

Russia's Lavrov in Syria to discuss Mideast summit
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Syria on Saturday for talks with President Bashar al-Assad on Moscow's plan for a Middle East conference, a Russian diplomat told AFP.

On Saturday night, he met with Khaled Meshaal, the Damascus-based leader of Hamas, a spokesman for the Palestinian Islamist movement said without giving details.

Lavrov and Assad are due to meet on Sunday, the Russian diplomat said.

Russia favors keeping up talks with Hamas
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Russia believes in the need to maintain contacts with the Palestinian group Hamas, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday, despite a cooling of ties between the two sides.

"We are certain that this is needed," Interfax news agency quoted Lavrov as saying after meeting Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in the Syrian capital, where he lives in exile.

Iran sez: Lavrov-Mashaal talks wreck havoc in Israel
From havoc to "irked" on one sentence:
A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Hamas political Leader Khaled Mashal in Damascus has irked Israeli officials.
Iranian FM Arrives in Damascus to Attend OIC Meeting

Iran's reformist presidential candidate hopeful to back Hamas

US forwards friendly soccer request to Iran

Glow Ballin' Mythical Moderate Khatami Sez:
Israeli lobby hindering change in US

US Urges Israel to End Expansion

Growing rift between US & Israel

Netanyahu: Israel-US row on settlements like argument between friends
Go balls out already and stop with the fucking "diplomacy".

China Sez: US shuns direct criticism to Netanyahu's claim on Jerusalem


The two-state solution will cause the collapse of Israel, the Palestinian Authority ambassador to Lebanon said
Which is exactly what they all want including our own government.

Bahranian FM has "sideline meetings" at OIC event

Emphasise Peace-loving Nature Of Islam, Says Malaysian FM
Religion of Peace!!
The foreign minister expressed confidence that a strong and unified voice of the 57-nation OIC, representing some 1.5 billion Muslims on the planet could be heeded by the international community.

Israel acquiesces to Egyptian's UNESCO posting
Israel agreed to lift its objection to the appointment of Egypt's vehemently anti-Israeli culture minister as head of UNESCO, following a recent meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
UNESCO wants your soul

OIC ministers meet to tackle challenges faced by Islam

Ties With Israel "After" Peace: OIC
Our Name is Called Legion!

French official says Jerusalem is the capital of two states
Annnnnnd once again I am forced to proclaim "Fuck France!"

GDF Suez, Total In UAE Nuclear Bid
Dig the language in this thing:
Utility Electricite de France SA (EDF.FR) will support a consortium of French companies seeking to develop new nuclear power capacity in the United Arab Emirates but doesn't plan to invest in the state, a spokeswoman for the company said Tuesday.

The administration of French President Nicolas Sarkozy had said EDF will take part in the consortium, the Agence France Presse news agency had reported."EDF will bring its support and its expertise to the French consortium ... to strengthen its chances of success," the spokeswoman said.

In January 2008, utility GDF Suez SA (GSZ.FR) agreed with nuclear group Areva SA (CEI.FR) and oil major Total SA (TOT) to form a consortium to bid to develop nuclear capacity in the UAE. The UAE isn't part of EDF's list of target countries for investing in new nuclear capacity, the spokeswoman said.

EDF doesn't plan to invest in the project. But its support could come in the form of "technical assistance" to the consortium, she added.

Meantime, back at the Palace, Prince Issa busies himself blow torching the balls off yet another hapless Afghan grain dealer...

Ros-Lehtinen seeks oversight on UAE nuclear deal

Supply up, demand down, but oil prices rise
We decide what price you pay, dhimmis!
Render the Jizya! Our name is called Islam!
In addition, Saudi Arabia and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries may try to keep oil supplies high enough to prevent a price spike, said Amy Myers Jaffe, an energy research fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute. The worldwide recession cut demand for their oil, they want the recession to end and high prices could hinder a recovery.
Rice University's Baker Institute
That is Bushman's JAMES A BAKER III's Institute.
Yah that's right.

Kosovo expects recognition by 19 OIC member states

OIC adopts Kosovo resolution

Saudi Gazette: Islamophobia's impact on the world
A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center last month found that a large percentage of Americans believed Islam encourages violence.
Now WHY TF would we think a crazy thing like that?

Also in the Saudi Gazette:
OIC: KSA intellectual security efforts fruitful
Ministers of Endowments and Islamic Affairs in member countries of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) have expressed appreciation for the support and assistance extended to their conference by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah; Crown Prince Sultan, the Deputy Premier, Defense and Aviation Minister and Inspector General; and Prince Naif, the Second Deputy Premier and Interior Minister.
Saudi Prince Calls for UN Action on Nuclear Middle East
Influential Saudi royal Prince Turki bin Faisal wants the United Nations Security Council to proclaim the Middle East a nuclear-weapons-free region and said that Arab states will refuse further peace talks with Israel unless the Jewish state halts expanding settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Influential indeed!

Ahmadinejad and Assad: Iran and Syria Are Leading a New World Order
STFU! There's that fucking phrase again!

Iran hosts regional summit
The presidents of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan have held a rare summit to discuss security, drug trafficking and other issues.The one-day meeting in the Iranian capital Tehran was hosted by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iran says powers agree to nuclear talks after elections
I told yez so.....

Iran Sends Warships to International Waters

Iran arrests 104 "devil worshippers"
Just exactly who the Mullahs of Iran think they are worshiping is another question.

The Islamic Republic, which bans alcohol and narcotics, last year said it would launch a crackdown on "indecent Western-inspired movements" such as rappers and satanists.

That move signaled a widening of a clampdown on "immoral" conduct launched in 2007 against women flouting rules dictating that they cover their heads and disguise the shape of their bodies in public, in line with Iran's Islamic system.

Italy to send envoy to Iran
After a very public cancellation on 5/20....
The con job rolls on....

Michelle Obama included in Iran election discourse
Shoja’i said that Rahnavard, who is active in her husband’s presidential campaign, is well known to Iranian society.

“No! I want to say that Michelle Obama is America’s Zahra Rahnavard. Therefore, it is better to talk of our societal models independently and without borrowing from foreign models,” Shoja'i said in response to a suggestion that some refer to Rahnavard – the wife of presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi – as “Iran’s Michelle Obama.”
I challenge you to a duel, dhimmi man!
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today called for a debate between himself and President Barack Obama at the UN if he is successfully re-elected on June 12th. However, if the debate ends up taking place, President Ahmadinejad said Iran’s uranium enrichment program ‘is closed.’
Obama orders Gates to update plan for Iran strike
American defense secretary tells NBC television president has instructed him to refresh plans for military action against Tehran prepared during Bush era. 'Presidents always ask their military to have a range of contingency plans available to them,' he says

Admiral Mike Mullen: Iran within 3 years of nuke

Admiral Mullen Says Iran May Be Able to Keep Nuclear Program
WTF! I'm gonna get whiplash on these freakin' Mullen stories.....

Israel's Barak to US next week for Iran talks

AFP: Obama breaks new Mideast ground before Cairo speech
Obama has embraced the peace process launched in Annapolis, Maryland by the preceding administration of George W. Bush, which calls for a Palestinian state living peacefully next to a secure Israel.

Bad Vlad the Journalist Man
Russian PM Vladimir Putin has tried his hand at writing. For the first time in his career, the politician wrote a column for Russia’s media.
Badass Vlad in TIME magazine ~
Putin to the West:"HANDS OFF THE UKRAINE":

Vladimir Putin, Russia's Prime Minister and former President, is not renowned for his love of literature. But on Sunday he gave Russian journalists an unexpected reading tip: the diaries of Anton Denikin, a commander in the White Army that fought the Bolsheviks after the Revolution in 1917. (See TIME's photos of last year's war in Georgia)

"He has a discussion there about Big Russia and Little Russia — Ukraine," Russian newswires quoted Putin as saying after laying a wreath in Moscow at the grave of Denikin, who is now portrayed as a Russian patriot. "He says that no one should be allowed to interfere in relations between us; they have always been the business of Russia itself." (See TIME's person of the year: Vladimir Putin)

Russia offers Ukraine 5-year advance payment for gas transit

Gazprom says Ukraine may fail to pay May gas bill

Russia's Gazprom to slash production due to global recession
We decide if you freeze or not and when,
proletariats of the Gnu Whirled Odor!
My name is called Vlad!

Russia-EU Summit Ends with Differences Over Energy

33 arrested in connection with Georgian mutiny
Georgian police have arrested nearly three dozen people in connection with a recent mutiny led by tank battalion officers, a top lawmaker said Saturday.

Gigi Targamadze, a pro-government lawmaker who heads the parliament’s defense committee, told Rustavi-2 TV that 20 of the 33 people arrested are military personnel, the rest civilians.

His comments came two days after police shot and killed a former military officer and wounded two others suspected of plotting the May 5 mutiny, which embarrassed President Mikhail Saakashvili’s government and fueled opposition demands for him to resign.

Georgian Opposition Takes Railroad Station

Azerbaijan ready for 20-30 year agreement on gas supplies for Gazprom

High-Ranking Daghestani Investigator Shot Dead

Security authorities meet in Kazakhstan
Top security authorities gathered in Kazakhstan Tuesday for a seminar to address security in Central Asia and the South Caucasus regions.The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is supporting a two-day seminar designed to bring together military and other security experts from Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan among others to discuss and evaluate measures to build security.....
Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan to pool grain export
All your warmth AND your food are belong to the State.

Kazakh Ambassador held meetings in Madrid
The Kazakh Diplomat informed the interlocutors on the current economic and social policy of the Kazakh leadership, initiatives of the country in the struggle against proliferation of nuclear weapons, promotion of interethnic and interconfessional dialogue, strengthening of regional and global security. The issue of development of cooperation in the economic sphere, increase of trade turnover between the countries, establishment of contacts between financial and economic institutions of Kazakhstan and Spain were discussed as well.

The representatives of Spain spoke highly of the Kazakh-Spanish interaction in different spheres. Progress in cooperation in the promotion of interconfessional dialogue, in particular, within the cooperation between the Alliance of Civilizations and the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions was complimented as well.
Gazprom Neft, TNK-BP eyeing Kazakh refinery

Kazakhstan arrests head of state uranium company
Kazakhstan's security service arrested the head of the state uranium company on suspicion of theft, it said on Monday, the latest in a string of high-profile criminal cases in the Central Asian state. The deepening financial crisis has sharpened divisions among Kazakhstan's ruling elite and triggered a chain of criminal investigations and arrests in government and industry.
Russian Uranium Sale to US Is Planned
Russia, already a large supplier of nuclear-reactor fuel to Europe and Asia, is expected on Tuesday to sign its first purely commercial contract to supply low-enriched uranium to United States utilities. With the signing, Russia’s nuclear-fuel trade with the United States will shift to a commercial footing, similar to Russia’s dealings with other consumers of fuel, like France and the Netherlands, both longtime buyers of Russian uranium.
Russia eyes global alliances on nuclear market

Russia signs $1bln uranium deals with US companies


Hajj Pilgrim Guide Official meets Uzbekistan Minister

Child Labor In Uzbekistan's Cotton Industry
Critics say the brazen manner in which Uzbek authorities are disregarding the child-labor ban is troubling, and sets the bar dangerously low in Central Asia's most populous country and the world's second-leading cotton exporter.
Kyrgyzstan closes border after riots in Uzbekistan
Kyrgyzstan's border guard service said Tuesday that the violence took place in the Uzbek region of Andijan.
Andijan is where Uzbek government forces opened fire on demonstrators in 2005. Rights groups and witnesses say more than 700 people were killed. The Uzbek government denies that so many people died and says government troops were provoked by Islamic radicals.
Explosion reported in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan: Suicide Bomber Kills Policeman

Shootings reported in Uzbek town

Uzbekistan delivers humanitarian aid to disaster-hit Tajikistan
According to RIA Novosti, Uzbekistan's Ministry of Emergency Situations has delivered 20 wagons of humanitarian aid to its Central Asian neighbor Tajikistan, a ministry spokesman said on May 25. Heavy rains, which hit Tajikistan in early April, have left 23 people dead and 10,000 people homeless. Rains have affected some 40 towns and districts across the region, destroying 40,000 hectares of crops, 160 km of roads and 40 bridges.
ECO private sector execs review national privatization plans
High-level private sector executives and heads of privatization agencies from Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member states held meetings in Baku during May 20-21 to outline their national privatization plans.

Delegations from 10 countries, including Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan attended the event.
Chinese traders leave as Kyrgyzstan closes markets

Chinese delegation leaves for three-nation tour
Everybody sing!
A threeee nation tour...
A threeee nation tour!

Crisis.... what crisis? China spends big in Central Asia
In recent months Beijing has been on a spending spree among the Central Asian states to its west, handing over a US$10 billion ($14.6 billion) loan to cash-strapped Kazakhstan in April and stepping up construction projects and investment from Ashgabat to Bishkek.
Russia finds growing competition for Central Asia's oil and gas

PetroChina Singapore Purchase May Signal Global Expansion Plan
Ya think?

Libya will match China National's offer for Verenex
In a statement on March 18, Verenex reiterated that the proposed sale of the company to China National was subject to “certain consents” from Libya’s National Oil.

China National began exploring for oil in Libya in 2005. Verenex had agreed to pay the Chinese company a C$15 million breakup fee if the company scuttled the deal.
Venezuelan Government Buys Banco de Venezuela

Venezuela Nationalizes Gas Plant and Steel Companies

'Kirchner and Chávez want to annihilate middle class'

Bolivia denies supplying Iran with uranium

They probably didn't... more likely it came from Kazakhstan and somehow I think this story may have something to do with the State Uraniaum chief's recent interrment in the Gulag... but I am not quite sure what yet.

North Korea Launches More Missiles Following Nuclear Test

Now here's a really stupid headline:
Lost RAF files held embarrassing data
It's dangerous, it's indicitive of weakness, you got a huge problem...
it's not fucking embarrassing!
Furthermore, who is to say it is "lost" and not stolen by the enemy?
But they have all been "given advice"..... so go back to sleep now.
Data files lost by the British military contain personal details of Royal Air Force personnel who were being vetted for security clearances, documents show.

An internal ministry memo obtained by the BBC warns that details of 500 RAF members' criminal convictions, investigations, debts, medical conditions, drug abuse, extramarital affairs and other potentially embarrassing information were contained on data files lost last year at RAF Innsworth in Gloucestershire.

The information on the lost files "provides excellent material for foreign intelligence services and blackmailers," said the memo, which reportedly was written by an unnamed RAF wing commander. A defense ministry spokesman told the BBC said all those affected by the lost data have been told of the situation and have been given advice.

Interior Dept. Bungles Passport Records
Ah yes, this one is a bungling, you see.....maybe somehow related to the above UK "Embarrassing Loss"???
The Interior Department’s inspector general has found widespread mishandling and tracking of highly valuable passports issued to department officials traveling overseas, alleging that in numerous instances employees violated federal privacy laws. Several expired passports could not be accounted for and inspectors also could not locate the passports once issued to Interior Secretary Gale Norton and two former staffers embroiled in criminal and internal ethics investigations
All hail Stan's spontaneous blood sacrifices as offered by the demonzed devotess of the Isms:
Have these people even seen the inside of a bible?
II Timothy III time.
Soccer Mob Beats Catholic Man to Death: N. Ireland police appeal for no retaliation after Protestant soccer fans kill Catholic man...
Swiss warn US Senate investigator in nuclear probe
Switzerland has warned a US Senate investigator not to interview a Swiss lawyer involved in a nuclear smuggling case. Frantz had asked to interview Roman Boegli, the lawyer for Urs Tinner, a Swiss citizen suspected of supplying the clandestine network of Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan with the technical knowledge and equipment that was used to make gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment.
WHO to edit rules for alerting world of new diseases
WHO's on first?
I dunno.

DNA Testing Has Emerged From Research Into Clinical Practice

Sanofi Pasteur Receives Order from U.S. Gov to Produce A(H1N1) Vaccine
Initial U.S. order for bulk vaccine valued at $190 million
Medical device group spent $364K lobbying in 1Q

Obama Set to Create A Cybersecurity Czar With Broad Mandate
Well there you have it.
One of these day you will simply never hear from this MFing broad man date again!
Watch out for the ubiquitous, dreaded & most exigently waived RAYTHEON to appear prominently in this somewhere along the line....
President Obama is expected to announce late this week that he will create a "cyber czar," a senior White House official who will have broad authority to develop strategy to protect the nation's government-run and private computer networks, according to people who have been briefed on the plan.
White House announces new Web initiatives
Liar liar pants on fire, ya hangin' from a telephone wire!
Obama signed an executive order the day after his Jan. 20 inauguration that gave officials in the executive branch 120 days to develop technological means to give the public more access to the inner workings of government.
This story interests me because of this:
The suspect was utilizing his cell phone to communicate this information. Detective Joe Zblewski initiated a GPS track of the suspects cell phone by initiating an AT&T Exigent Circumstances Form (which is faxed to AT&T), which is a formal request to AT&T to track the location of the cell phone being used by our suspect. This process uses triangulation of cell towers signals, and can determine the location of cell calls being made from a specific cell phone. We received communication from AT&T, through this process, that the calls being made from our suspect were originating from within 2700 block of E. Carpenter Ave.
OK... so, within minutes law enforcement has obtained an unusual and exigent circumstances waiver to locate you, however this power was not granted to them by a judge or a court ~
but by a CORPORATION... via fax!

An AT&T Exigent Circumstances Form.

Think about that shit for a bit.

FUSION Intelligence centers' growth concerns civil libertarians
Authorities arrested Michael Bauman in March, seizing computers and guns at his Rock Rapids home. They alleged he had threatened to blow up a television relay tower, burn down businesses and kill police officers.

A week later, Iowa authorities issued public statements to dispel a hoax spread by text and e-mail. It included a warning about a planned gang initiation at an unspecified Wal-Mart store in which three women or girls would be shot.

Both cases were handled with help from the Iowa Intelligence Fusion Center, a Des Moines hub for the sharing of information among local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. About 70 fusion centers have been established nationwide with federal assistance since 2006, including ones in every state and in every major city, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Plouffe Daddy Says: 6/6 is when it all begins!
Remember this date: Saturday, June 6th, 2009. We will look back on that day as the moment when the fight for real health care reform began in your neighborhood -- perhaps even in your own living room.

On June 6th, in thousands of homes across the country, we'll gather to launch our grassroots campaign for health care. We'll watch a special message from the President. We'll build the teams and draw up the plans for winning health care reform the same way we won the election: Building support one block, one neighbor, one conversation at a time. And we'll put those plans into action.

These kickoffs are so crucial that President Obama will join confirmed hosts and attendees on a live conference call.

Sign up today to host or attend a Health Care Organizing Kickoff.
JUNE 6th in History:
  • 1944: Invasion of Normandy, D-Day, by allied forces
  • 1967: Egypt closes the Suez canal as Israel captures Gaza
Obama strategist encourages youth activism
So did Hitler.

'Unsung hero' engineered Obama's win

Obama's PR firm hired to assist reorganization of Trinidad opposition

This MFing Plouffe Daddy sho' do get around!
AUSTRIA: Obama campaign manager to speak at Graz event
US President Barrack Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe will speak at the Graz "Digitalcongress 2009" on Friday.

Plouffe, 42, in his keynote address at 9:45am will talk about why he decided to use half the campaign’s funding for digital purposes.
Obama's NASA Director Choice Has Conflict Issues
Yeah so WTF else is new? Issue the Unusual & Exigent Waiver, Stat!

NASA awards a contract to Raytheon
Where TF is that waiver? HURRY!

Raytheon group receives Army contract

Raytheon gets contract for Navy jet radar retrofit

Raytheon to Build More AESA Radars for US Navy Super Hornets

Raytheon Team Selected for US Army Battle Command Development Contract

Raytheon Signs $259.9 Million Phalanx Close-In Weapon System

Geithner Dismisses GOP Socialism Charge as 'Ridiculous'
I agree! But for a different reason:
It is ridiculous because the GOP is JUST AS FUCKING SOCIALIST

Wall Street Derivatives Proposals Adopted in Treasury Overhaul

The Gold Man Sez: Rupee may rise to 46/$ in 12 months
They oughta know.

Harvard's executive vice president to step down
Dude used to be a Gold Man too....

Nork Nuke Test Causes 4.7 mag Quake

Series of earthquakes rock southeast Macedonia
SKOPJE, Macedonia -- Dozens of earthquakes shook the southeast on Sunday (May 24th). The strongest measured 5.4 on the Richter scale at around 6 pm local time in the Valandovo region near the border with Greece. Seismologists counted more than 70 quakes throughout the day, which caused public panic and damaged several houses in the region. No injuries were reported. The quakes were also felt in southwestern Bulgaria.
New series of earthquakes shake the Balkans
Several stronger tremors and a range of smaller ones were felt in the last 24 hours on the Balkan peninsula.The last of the tremors was felt this morning at 8 am and its strength was 4 according to the Richter scale.Yesterday at 5.19 pm the earthquake was the same strength and was felt in the Bulgarian regions of Petrich, Sandanski and Blagoevgrad.

6.1 hits New Zealand's Kermadec Islands.. again

5.2 earthquake shakes Zambales, Metro Manila

Indonesia: Officials Say Volcanos Waking Up

Earthquake measuring 5.2 rocks China

5.8 in Taiwan

4.2 Earthquake rattles sea floor off Oregon Coast
Cascadia Subduction Zone. Very bad sign.

LA-area earthquake prompts fault concerns
Our faults lie not in our stars but in ourselves.
~ Shakespeare

Four earthquakes in three days across East Tennessee

Ancient First Temple artifacts uncovered in Jerusalem
Archaeologists from Israel’s Antiquities Authority (IAA) have revealed two important artifacts recently discovered in Jerusalem, both dating from the First Temple Period (8-7 BCE).

The first, a bone seal engraved with the name ‘Shaul’ was found in an excavation being conducted under the auspices of the IAA, in cooperation with the Nature and Parks Authority in the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park in the City of David.
The name of the seal’s owner was completely preserved and it is written in the shortened form of the name, Shaul, which is known from both the Bible (Genesis 36:37; 1 Samuel 9:2; 1 Chronicles 4:24 and 6:9) and from other Hebrew seals.

Another Hebrew seal and three Hebrew bullae (pieces of clay stamped with seal impressions) were previously discovered nearby. The second artifact, an ancient jar handle bearing the Hebrew name ‘Menachem’ was uncovered in the neighbourhood of Ras el’Amud during an excavation before construction of a girls’ school by the Jerusalem municipality.
DR. Paul L. Williams: THE LAST CRUSADE

The Doors
The End

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