are actually black fire on white fire....
And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,
declares the LORD,
and I will be its glory within.
~ Zechariah 2:5
There the angel of the LORD appeared to him
in flames of fire from within a bush.
Moses saw that though the bush was on fire
it did not burn up.
~ Exodus 3:2
Netanyahu adviser raises "MAD" nuclear scenario
MAD = Mutually Assured Destruction.
OK so here's our problem with MAD: Islam does not give one airborne rats ass about life. Life is not sacred to them. If every Muslim dies and every Jew is exterminated in that process, far as they are concerned, they have won. They are breathlessly devoted to death, not life. Literally.
Israel must have "tremendously powerful" weapons to deter a nuclear attack or destroy an enemy that dares to launch an atomic strike, a senior adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted on Thursday as saying.West Bank should not be 'Judenrein'
The mere fact that he felt he had to state this says it all.
Netanyahu said: "Judaea and Samaria cannot be Judenrein"Planeload of olim lands in Israel
The first of several flights of North American immigrants expected to arrive this summer landed in Israel. Some 232 olim from North America arrived Tuesday at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on a joint Nefesh B'Nefesh and Jewish Agency charter flight. Some 3,000 new immigrants are expected to come this summer, including 32 families moving to the North through the new Go North program.Abasshole Insults the Turks
Turkey's Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan said he wanted to believe that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' remarks about Greek Cypriot theses were stemming from a misunderstanding, and were themselves a mis-expression.Hizb ut-Tahrir Refused Public Space by Palestinian Authority
"It is not possible for us to interpret Abbas' remarks in a different way," Toptan said during his meeting with Dimeji Bankole, the speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives. Toptan's remarks came after Palestinian President Abbas made a statement that he was supporting Greek Cypriot theses during his visit to the Greek Cypriot administration.
The Turkish parliament speaker recalled that the Turkish parliament had hosted Abbas for many times, and Turkey had supported him in every platform. "I hope it is just a mistake," Toptan said.
But in the USA we let them hold conventions at the Chicago Hilton....
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) has reported that Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) was banned by the Palestinian Authority (PA) from holding a conference on Saturday July 4 at Ramallah Secondary School, to mark the anniversary of the end of the Islamic Caliph's Rule.Arab Group Pushing for Islamic Law in Judea and Samaria
The Hizb ut Tahrir Islamic fundamentalist movement has become active among Palestinian Authority Arabs in Judea and Samaria, pushing a message that only restoring the Islamic caliphate and the rule of Islamic law, not Fatah or Hamas, holds the answer for the region.Hamas TV: Kids Shown Video of Their Mother's Suicide Bombing Death
According to National Public Radio (NPR), the group is arranging rallies and drumming up support while dodging security forces loyal to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who see the group as a threat.
"The coming of the caliphate threatens the Palestinian Authority regime and threatens the American interests in the area,” said Hizb ut Tahrir supporter Osama al-Ansari from Hebron, “They are harassing us because a caliphate will not provide for the existence of the Palestinian Authority."
Besides not recognizing the authority of the PA or Hamas, the group also does not accept democracy or the concept of the modern nation-state. While the group officially rejects violence, various counterterrorism agencies have argued that radical ideology such as that of Hizb ut Tahrir can be linked to terrorist attacks.
While more tolerated in Western countries, the group has been banned by several Mideast regimes.
Hamas cartoon mocks captured Israeli soldier
Mubarak Sez: Hamas' flexibility a positive sign!
Israel may give PA commandos go ahead
The IDF is considering allowing the Palestinians to establish a specially trained counterterror squad qualified to carry out pinpoint operations against Hamas terrorist cells in the West Bank, The Jerusalem Post has learnedSarkozy urges Israel not to attack Iran
their Holy One a flame;
in a single day it will burn
and consume his thorns and his briers.
~ Isaiah 10:17
the voice of the living God
speaking out of fire,
as we have...
~ Deuteronomy 5:26
Iran: Security Moves to Crush New Protests in Tehran
Thousands rally in Tehran with bitter new cry
"Mojtaba, we wish you dead, and never to become the leader," was the new cry in the streets, referring to the son of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. According to many analysts, Khamenei's son holds the real power in Iran and along with Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi was responsible for a virtual coup before the votes were counted to retain President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in office.IRAN: A defector from the "hardline camp" tells his story
Hardline Camp. Please. They can't bring themselves to call it anything harsher than that?
Iran won't back down "one step" in atomic row“His story does really crystallize the disillusionment of the children of the revolution,” said Pooya Dayanim, a Los Angeles-based Iranian opposition activist who befriended Ebrahimi over the years.Some elements of his extraordinary story are difficult to confirm. But much is verifiable through documents and photographs he provided, including rare 1990s photo of Mojataba and accounts in the Iranian press.
As a onetime member of the Revolutionary Guard, he says his military superiors were impressed by his enthusiasm and writing skills and one day, they recommended him for the Quds Force, the unit described by U.S. officials as the Islamic Republic’s elite branch for overseas subterfuge. The 19-year-old readily agreed.Ebrahimi’s claim of having been a Quds Force member is difficult to verify. Iran has never officially acknowledged that the unit even exists.Though ostensibly in charge of photocopying press clips for the ambassador in Beirut in 1997 to 1998, he says he had a weightier portfolio: helping oversee Hezbollah’s procurement of medium-range missiles transported via buses from Syria, and sending Shiite militiamen to Iran for training.
French academic in Iran prison healthy but worried
As well she should be.
Police fire on Iranian protesters
Protesters, officers clash violently in Iran's streets
Iranians Arrest Rights Lawyers, Pro-Reform Journalist
"Because the people have spoken these words,
I will make my words in your mouth a fire
and these people the wood it consumes.
~ Jeremiah 5:14
and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light,
so that they could travel by day or night.
Pakistan: Taliban Enforces the Jizya
The Congress Monday condemned the Taliban-imposed jizya - tax enforced on Hindus, Sikhs and Christians in Pakistan in the name of religious minority protection money.The BJP is greatly concerned at reports emanating from Pakistan that the Taliban has asked to pay a jizya tax of Rs.6 million
'We condemn the imposition of jizya by Taliban on religious minorities in Pakistan. Though it is an internal issue of Pakistan, it is also an issue related to basic human issues and the Pakistan government should take every step to stop it,' Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmad told reporters.
According to media reports, Taliban in the North Western Frontier Province, a region under its stronghold, have asked religious minorities including Hindus, Sikhs and Christians to pay an extra tax known as jizya in return of their protection.
Pakistan: Paying the Jizya is an Internal Matter of State
So STFU, dhimmi.
Meantime, back in Iraq:
Bombs killed nearly 60 people in Iraq on Thursday in the worst violence since U.S. combat troops withdrew from urban areas last week, and American forces released five Iranian officials suspected of aiding Shiite insurgents.Five Iranians held by US handed over to Iraq
U.S. officials said they believe the Iranians, detained in northern Iraq in January 2007, had facilitated attacks on American-led forces but handed them over to the Iraqi government at its request because they were obliged to do so under a U.S.-Iraqi security agreement. The U.S. State Department said it was concerned their release could present a security threat to American troops in Iraq.
It is all just too surreal. Not only will Iranian fist stay clenched, Great O, it will proceed to ram itself straight up your black dhimmi ass.
"Five Iranian diplomats kidnapped by American occupying forces have been handed over to Iraq's prime minister," Iran's ambassador to Baghdad, Hassan Kazemi-Qomi, told the semi-official Fars News Agency.Firms challenge Iraqi oil auction
"They will soon be handed over to Iran's embassy in Iraq," Kazemi-Qomi said. Other Iranian media also carried his comments. U.S. President Barack Obama has been trying to improve relations with Iran since he took office in January, offering a new beginning in ties if Iran "unclenches its fist".
Several major Western oil corporations are in dispute with the Iraqi government over contracts to run six oil and two gas fields.The contracts were offered in a televised auction last week. Only one of the 32 approved bidders for the contracts, which include Shell, BP, Exxon and Total, has agreed to the oil ministry's terms.Saudi Arabia convicts 330 "deviant group" members
The government has asked the rest to reconsider resubmitting their bids for the contracts that are left. BP and China's CNPC have agreed to run the 17-billion-barrel Rumaila field after Exxon Mobil turned it down.
The spokesman, whose name was not revealed, said the defendants were accused of
belonging to the “deviant group,” a euphemism for Al Qaeda by the Saudi government.
something I did not command or mention,
nor did it enter my mind.
~ Jeremiah 19:5
The smoke billowed up from it
like smoke from a furnace,
the whole mountain trembled violently...
~ Exodus 19:18
Chinese officials have threatened to execute rioters in Urumqi, after the worst race riots in decades left 156 dead and over 1,000 injured.China opposes Turkey's call for UN talks on Xinjiang
So, why is China allowed "purely internal affairs" and Israel is not?
"The Chinese government has taken decisive measures according to the law. This is purely China's internal affair and doesn't demand a UN Security Council discussion," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told the regular briefing.OIC Sez: Ethnic conflict in China must be solved through dialogue
Iran voices 'concern' over China unrest
IRAN even has the balls to say they are concerned. Unreal.
Kazakhs, Kyrgyz Flee China Unrest
Officials in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan say their citizens are returning in significant numbers from neighboring China's tense Xinjiang region, where ethnic rioting has been blamed for hundreds of deaths and injuriesThey are sending them to Kazakhstan:
More than 1000 Kazakhstan citizens returned home from China
More than 1000 Kazakhstan citizens returned home over the last two days from Sintszyan-Uigur autonomy province of the Peoples Republics of China. The official representative of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Yerzhan Ashikbayev, informed today in the interview to journalists, "Kazakhstan Today" agency reports.Central Asia's Uyghur Problems Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
"More than 1000 people returned home over the last two days: 860 people returned yesterday and 120 people returned by buses today," Y. Ashikbayev said, having added that some citizens returned from China to Kazakhstan by air way.
"Today, the situation in China, as a whole, is stable than it was earlier. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is keeping in touch with passport and visa service in Urumchi. Kazakhstan Consul in Beijing arrived to aid Kazakhstan citizens," Y. Ashikbayev informed. "Despite the situation in China, some citizens have refused to come back to Kazakhstan... that shows normalization of the situation," he informed.
Most Uyghurs, as the world now knows, live in Eastern Turkestan, what the Chinese call Xinjiang or “the New Territory,” a reflection of its relatively recent occupation by China. But many Uyghurs live in Central Asia: roughly 300,000 in Kazakhstan, 60,000 in Kyrgyzstan and three to four thousand in Turkmenistan, according to censuses there.Xinjiang - China's energy gateway
The governments of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have been watching the situation carefully over the last few days, not only because of these ethnic and religious ties, which are strengthened by the presence of more than a million Kazakhs in Xinjiang, and have evacuated more than a 1,000 of their own nationals from that violence-plagued region.
The unrest in China's far-west region of Xinjiang, notably in the local capital of Urumqi, comes after 15 years of development and transformation of the area to be a geo-economic springboard for projecting influence into Central Asia and the Caspian region in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union.CHINA: Hundreds Injured In 6.0 Earthquake
Yunnan province earthquake flattens 10000 homes
"Look! I see four men walking around in the fire,
unbound and unharmed,
and the fourth looks like a son of the gods."
~ Daniel 3:25
looked like a consuming fire
on top of the mountain.
~ Exodus 24:17
Eyewitnesses say five cars tried to ram their way through the checkpoint near Tavildara not far from the Tajik-Afghan border on the night of July 8. Several members of the gang were injured after "a fierce exchange of gunfire," the Asia Plus news agency reported. None of the suspected attackers were captured.TAJIKISTAN: MIGRANT WORKER WOES CAUSE TRICKLE-DOWN EFFECT OF MISERY
That headline killed me.
"The qualified and cheap Tajik labor force is still in high demand in Russia since Russians do not want to do the work that Tajiks do. Therefore, the majority of migrants are trying to stay in Russia since they do not see any prospect of finding a well-paid job in Tajikistan," Navjavonov told EurasiaNet.TURKMENISTAN: ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK FINANCES CROSS-BORDER RAILWAY
The Atrek-Bereket rail link is estimated to cost $600 millionAzerbaijan to build artificial islands in the Caspian
The islands will be created for the developing tourism sector.
Azerbaijan-Syria Business Forum was held in Baku
Azerbaijan - President of Syria Visits Tezepir Mosque Complex
Ambassadors of Kazakhstan to Switzerland and Greece appointed
UZBEKISTAN: HIGH-RANKING AMERICAN DIPLOMAT DUE IN TASHKENT
Uzbek President Islam Karimov will use the visit as an opportunity to "resume cooperation with the United Sates to the maximum possible amount," the report commented.
the Ancient of Days took his seat.
His clothing was as white as snow;
the hair of his head was white like wool.
His throne was flaming with fire,
and its wheels were all ablaze.
~ Daniel 7:9
~ Deuteronomy 5:4
It certainly was.
NGO Anger At Putin Ally's Role On US-Russia Body
Leading Russian rights campaigners on July 9 criticized the Kremlin's pick to head a new U.S.-Russian commission to strengthen democratic values claiming he would instead suffocate their efforts.MOSCOW'S TRICKY POLITICS
Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev agreed to set up a new commission to boost bilateral relations when the U.S. and Russian presidents met in Moscow this week.
The Kremlin then appointed Vladislav Surkov -- who has said democracy needs to be "managed" by the authorities -- to represent Russia on the commission's civil society arm.
"We categorically reject this appointment," said Lyudmila Alexeyeva, head of the influential Moscow Helsinki Group. "With the help of this commission he will suffocate civil society as he has before."
Russia has embarked on a risky political game with new U.S. President Barack Obama by forcing its ally Kyrgyzstan to close a U.S. military base while keeping up overtures to establish warmer relations with Washington.Russia Holds Talks With Kyrgyzstan as US Keeps Base
The Manas air base near the capital of the Central Asian state is a key supply centre for U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan, a campaign that Obama has set as a key priority.Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev standing alongside Russia's Dmitry Medvedev at a news conference in Moscow, said on Tuesday he would close the base after securing a vital rescue package of over $2 billion from Russia.
The surprise move came in the middle of Medvedev's overtures to Obama aimed at raising bilateral ties from post-Cold War lows where they have languished since the days of former U.S. President George W. Bush."One could not have chosen a worst moment for such move," Alexei Malashenko of Carnegies Endowment for Peace think tank said.
Russia seeks new military base in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz parliament OKs closing air base that's crucial to US
The Kyrgyz parliament voted Thursday to force the U.S. military to abandon its air base here — part of what many say is a Kremlin-backed initiative — posing a severe setback to American efforts in Afghanistan.The vote, a resounding 78-1, signaled that Kyrgyzstan's government is ready to follow through on its president's threat to close the Manas Air Base.Russia Asks Kyrgyzstan For Second Airbase
Kyrgyzstan highly exposed to Afghan, Pakistan extremist groups
Kremlin's 'Gray Cardinal' Steps Out Of The Shadows
The reclusive presidential aide, widely known as the Kremlin's "gray cardinal" and a close ally of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, has been making regular forays into the spotlight in recent weeks -- a telling sign that something is brewing in the Kremlin.Russians Plan Floating Nuclear Plants
The flurry of activity has fueled speculation that the Kremlin's top ideologue is scrambling to restore faith in the regime amid a devastating economic crisis.
"Surkov is the architect of a political system that is coming undone at the seams," says Nikolai Petrov, a political analyst at the Carnegie Center in Moscow.
Russia 'shot down its own planes'
A report in a Russian military journal claims that half the planes Russia lost in its war with Georgia last year were shot down by friendly fire.Russian antitrust ministry to fine Gazprom Neft over fuel prices
"Skimming off the top" the Soviet Way:
According to the antitrust service, in the first half of 2009 Gazprom Neft violated antimonopoly legislation by abusing its leading position in the gasoline, diesel and aircraft fuel markets. Gazprom Neft will now have to pay a fine, although the Federal Antimonopoly Service has not named the exact amount. The service’s head earlier told Interfax that the fine may amount to 2% or 3% of the company’s annual turnover for 2008.Russian broadcaster edits out Putin send-up
Very Good Broadcaster. Great will be your reward!
~ Bad Vlad
Belarusians Detain Activists Distributing Newspaper
and built palaces;
Judah has fortified many towns.
But I will send fire upon their cities
that will consume their fortresses.
~ Hosea 8:14
because you were afraid of the fire
and did not go up the mountain.
~ Deuteronomy 5:5
Niger Unrest Could Be Attempt to Control Uranium Supply
China steps up buying spree in Africa
Chinese Perceptions of US Decline and Power
Prominent cardinal backs coup and rule of law in Honduras
In an interview this week with CNN en Espanol, Rodriguez took the direct approach to addressing Chavez: “I want to take this opportunity to say that we totally reject the meddling of the Venezuelan president. We are a small country, but a sovereign one.”India takes a step forward on N-reactor export front
Rodriguez and Chavez had traded barbs in the past after verbal attacks by the Venezuelan leader on the church in the Andean nation, as well as swipes at the Pope, with Chavez calling Rodriguez an “imperialist clown.”
Seeds of Terror: How Heroin Is Bankrolling the Taliban and Al Qaeda
Ms. Peters admits—quite briefly, for the most part—that the rest of her “evidence” supporting her thesis is disputed by “some U.S. officials.” The dispute centers around what looks like Agency in-fighting—something Ms. Peters doesn’t quite explain is part of the reason for the U.S. counternarcotics’ campaign fecklessness.
the house of Esau will be stubble,
and they will set it on fire and consume it.
There will be no survivors
from the house of Esau.
The LORD has spoken.
~ Obadiah 1:18
Let no one be found among you
who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire,
who practices divination or sorcery,
interprets omens, engages in witchcraft.
~ Deuteronomy 18:10
Goldman upgraded to buy at Merrill Lynch
July 9 (Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is on track to beat its 2007 trading-revenue record, enabling it to boost compensation by an estimated 64 percent from last year, according to Bank of America Corp. analyst Guy Moszkowski.
Goldman Sachs has “unmatched risk-taking/risk-management skills in a market that strongly rewards these because of decline in competitor risk appetite,” Moszkowski wrote in a note to investors today. The New York-based firm “appears on track to accrue significantly more comp than ‘08, despite little change in headcount.”
Bank of America Upgrades Goldman Sachs
Hong Kong SFC Bans Ex-Goldman Banker For 2 Yrs
Hong Kong's securities regulator said Thursday it banned a formerUBS Digs in Its Heels on Clients' Names
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) private banker from the local industry for two years, after she admitted entering into a transaction for her client without consent.
When the Swiss bank UBS and federal prosecutors face off in a Florida courtroom on Monday, the focus will be whether UBS must disclose the identities of thousands of its American clients, but much more could be at stake as well. The dispute, in which the Internal Revenue Service, backed by the Justice Department, is trying to force UBS to hand over the names of 52,000 wealthy American clients suspected of tax evasion, has escalated into a showdown that has frayed relations between Switzerland and the United States, peeled back layers of Swiss banking secrecy and rattled the world’s private banking industry.President Obama Delivers Remarks at G8 Summit
UBS and the Swiss have intensified their opposition this week, threatening to send more ripples through the global banking system. Oswald J. Grübel, the chief executive of UBS, sent a memorandum to the bank’s top executives on Thursday saying that turning over the names “would require UBS to violate Swiss criminal law, and we simply cannot comply,” according to a copy of the document.
I think it's clear from our progress today which path is preferable and which path we have chosen.Oh.... I agree.
Was Medvedev Drunk At The G8?
and the valleys split apart,
like wax before the fire,
like water rushing down a slope.
~ Micah 1:4
Treasury chief Alistair Darling's proposal, released Wednesday, is premised on the notion that a billions-of-pounds asset bubble just slipped through the regulatory cracks. Like a similar blueprint unveiled in the U.S. last month, Mr. Darling's opus pushes for more regulation.Bank of England set to ask government for another 25 billion
BRICS Economies Gathering Critical Mass
Stern Says Financial Plan Opens Way for 'Instability'
Correct. This is the whole POINT of them doing it.
To destabilize and overthrow "The West".
Obama Administration's Financial Regulatory Reform
Who can endure his fierce anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire;
the rocks are shattered before him
~ Nahum 1:6
shall be destroyed by fire,
along with all that belongs to him.
He has violated the covenant of the LORD
and has done a disgraceful thing in Israel!'
~ Joshua 7:15
The most astonishing aspect of the judge’s ruling, which is to take effect today unless challenges are filed, is that no one save a few consumers suing the old GM for injury-related compensation seems to care that the United States is about to complete the nationalization of one of the largest manufacturing concerns in history.Oil traders slip past US rules via London loophole
Scarcely a peep is being uttered about the federal government’s insistence on propping up and now nationalizing a bankrupt corporation on the backs of American taxpayers, rather than allowing it to fail as free-market forces demand. GM for many reasons (a few admittedly beyond its control) has operated very inefficiently for years, secure in the assumption that, should the company ever be faced with consequences for its behavior, the federal government could be counted on to do precisely what it has done. The rest of America now appears anxious to forget this latest debacle and move on.
Oil traders continue to squeeze past tighter U.S. market rules via a loophole that allows them to bet for bigger stakes on certain fuel futures that are under British regulation, brokers and analysts said.OPEC earnings from oil and gas exports hits $1 trillion
The opening in what has been called the London loophole, which U.S. authorities tried to close in June 2008, allows the kind of high-risk plays that concern the Group of 8 leaders who have shone the political spotlight on oil price volatility.
Traders buying oil contracts in London played a part in the spike in oil prices to nearly $150 a barrel last year, critics have said.
that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem.
~ Amos 2:5
the wood, the stones and the soil,
and also licked up the water in the trench.
~ 1 Kings 18:38
OK so who TF is this dude now?
FE Warren officials host national-level exercise
Kugler joins Raytheon from The Boeing Company, where most recently he was director of Advocacy Integration for the Integrated Defense Systems business. He previously served as director of Strategic Initiatives for Boeing's Missile Defense Systems business, responsible for leading the execution of missile defense activities in NATO countries. His first position at Boeing was director, Strategic Planning, in the Missile Defense Systems division.
Early in his career, Kugler served 10 years with Senator
Thad Cochran, R-Miss. He was the Republican staff director of the Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation, and Federal Services of the Senate's Committee on Governmental Affairs, which focused on ballistic missile defense programs and policy issues. He drafted the National Missile Defense Act of 1999, which established U.S. policy to deploy a missile defense system as the technology became available. Kugler graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Pointand served in the U.S. Army for five years as an infantry officer. He earned his master's degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.
7/9/2009 - F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. (AFNS) -- A simulated terrorist attack on a 90th Missile Wing intercontinental ballistic missile launch facility provided the exercise scenario for Nuclear Weapon Accident/Incident Exercise 2009. This national-level exercise involved 11 federal agencies and 1,300 personnel.
The legislation also includes almost $400 million for cyber security, a 27 percent increase over fiscal 2009Senate bill would give DHS $97M above request
The Senate began considering a fiscal 2010 spending bill today that would provide $97 million more for the Homeland Security Department than the Obama administration requested. The legislation also corresponds fairly closely to the measure the House approved June 24Bill to Criminalize Illegal Aliens Rejected
Last week the Arizona state House rejected a bill that would have granted local law enforcement the ability to treat an illegal alien like a criminal.Homeland Security Braces for Possible H1N1 Outbreak
PANIC NOW PROLES! We have all this vaccine made special for you!
Obama Warns of Swine Flu Resurgence in Fall
The Obamassiah has spoken. NOW PANIC!
White House prepares for swine flu
OOoooo what will I wear? Pink leather I think.
Obama confident of passing healthcare reform
with the Holy Spirit
and with fire.
~ Matthew 3:11
but the LORD was not in the fire.
And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
~ 1 Kings 19:12
Is God-fearing, gene-hunter Francis Collins fit to run NIH?
IMO they would not nominate him if he truly fears GOD, only if he APPEARS to. That makes sense. I suppose we will see soon enough just how GOD fearing he really is.
Pope meets G8 first ladies
Today, President Barack Obama announced gene-hunter Francis Collins as his nominee for the new director for the National Institutes of Health. If the President’s nomination is confirmed, Collins will direct the nation's premiere medical research agency and be responsible for $29.5 billion worth of scientific research. Collins reputation as a scientist is indisputable. But what may give some people pause about this nomination is Collins’ faith in a Christian God.
The Scoop on Obama's Gift to Pope
Since Obama is supposed to be god's gift to the world what could he possibly bring Il Glow Ballin' Papa that is any better? A "sacred relic" of course .... a saint's "stole".
A "stole". How very appropriate.
US Bishops and Vatican View Obama Differently
Sure why let a little thing like the Word of GOD stand in your way, Pope?
Koom bah yah you Laodicean MFers.
Ever since he took office, President Obama has been given a cold reception by some Roman Catholic bishops in the United States who have repeatedly emphasized their church’s differences with him on abortion, birth control and stem cell research. But Mr. Obama is likely to receive a much warmer reception in the Vatican on Friday when he meets Pope Benedict XVI for the first time, experts on the church say.Obama Meets at Vatican with Pope
No information was immediately available about the substance of the discussions, which concluded with an exchange of gifts. The pope also received U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and a number of presidential aides.Bibles to be displayed in Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Bible Land Museum will exhibit hand-inscribed Bibles written in different languages as part of a worldwide project, museum officials said.Hey! Did you know all the cool kids are at the Darwin Festival?
Thousands of people around the world have united to participate in the international project, called "People of the world inscribe the Bible," initiated by the Bible Valley Society together with Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the officials said. The goal is to inscribe 100 Bibles in 100 languages.
All the cool kids are currently attending the big Darwin festival in Cambridge , which sounds like it has been a lot of informative fun.
Richard Dawkins' wonderful sentence about how nasty the God of the Old Testament is was read with relish by Philip Clayton, Professor at Claremont School of Theology in California, and the point apparently was to illustrate just how philistine these atheists were--though I noticed that he didn't say he disagreed with Richard's evaluation of Yahweh.
was not found written
in the book of life,
he was thrown
into the lake of fire.
~ Revelation 20:15
They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire.
They practiced divination and sorcery
and sold themselves
to do evil in the eyes of the LORD,
provoking him to anger.
~ 2 Kings 17:17
The Nevada Test Site says the last of 65 truckloads of repackaged radioactive waste has been shipped to Idaho, pending final disposal at the federal Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M.ARCO, IDAHO: Where the US government researches a nuclear future
On July 17, 1955, this tiny town, which might otherwise have forever escaped notoriety of any kind, was put on the map for a very historic reason: It became the first place in the "free world" to be powered by "electrical energy developed from the atom."OHIO: Uranium project may go on hold
Monaro to earn stake in US gold/uranium project
The company reported on Thursday that its wholly owned subsidiary Uranium Company of Arizona (UCA) has executed a heads-of-agreement with Nevada-based exploration company Cristol Enterprises. The agreement covered the Bernard gold, uranium and manganese project, and covers 212 claims for an aggregate area of about 11 km2. Under the agreement, UCA and Cristol would create a new limited liability company into which the Bernard claims would be transferred. Initial equity in the new company would by fully owned by UCA.Mysterious tremors detected on San Andreas Fault
Philippines warns Mayon volcano may erupt soon
Volcano Might Create Its Own Clouds
Please do not tell them this, next thing you know they will be throwing their children into it to feed "The Creator"...
a flame consumed the wicked.
~ Psalm 106:18
The company of the godless will be barren,
and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes.
~ Job 15:34