Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Greatest Deception!

Volume XXIX Issue IV April 2010
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The Greatest Deception!

"And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."

Genesis 3:4-5

"But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive."

John 5:42-43

"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."

Revelation 12:7-9

In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will once again examine the sad but true condition of our nation and the world. We will use the Word of God, which will reveal the spirits that are at work behind the current events as the world races to accept a grand deception and to believe a lie. We know that the purpose of Satan is to unite the entire world under the authority of a totalitarian dictator that the Bible calls the man of sin or son of perdition. Satan knows that the only way this can happen is through a grand deception. The man of sin must appear as a godlike answer man who will bring change to our troubled earth. Only the true and discerning Christians will see him for what he really is. The unregenerate and impenitent wicked people that fill the earth will never understand until it is too late.

The greatest deception began back in the Garden of Eden long ago, and Satan has been building on that deception ever since. Satan's false promise to Eve was that she could have it both ways. She could be both good and evil simultaneously according to the great deceiver. That lie is the premise of every form of occultism. We are supposed to believe there are good witches and bad witches, two sides of the "force," and so on. Our Saviour declared that when He came in his Father's name, He was not received. He went on to say that if another would come in his own name, he would be received. This is a prophecy about the forthcoming Antichrist!

Our current President is a man who embraces all religions, and while trying to appear to be good, he continually embraces evil. Here let it be noted that I have been heavily criticized by mainstream "Christians" for exposing Obama for what he really is and for saying that he is not an American and that he holds the office of the President of the United States illegally. I have been told that I should be praying for him. I many times will pray the Psalms when I pray. There are some Psalms where you can actually pray the verses. Let the record show that I do pray Psalm 109:8 for Obama, which reads as follows: "Let his days be few; and let another take his office." Have Americans forgotten that they have a right to redress and criticize a faulty government? If that is not the case, America has no right to exist because our founding fathers rebelled against the King of England. It is not only our right but also our duty to speak out and declare the truth!

The situation is critical at this time, and every indicator points to the fact that this present world is coming to an end. The Bible is proven true by the events of each day, and the vast majority of the people are completely oblivious to it. Very soon time will end and give way to eternity. Where will you be and what will you be doing when that last trumpet of God sounds? Are you ready to meet the Saviour? You can be at peace with Him right now by repenting and yielding your heart, soul, and mind to Him. He will receive and accept you. Do it now, before it is too late. If you contact us, we will help you to obey the entire Gospel. The Lord Jesus Christ will hear the simplest prayer if it is truly from the heart.

Leadership From Hell!

Governance in the United States is not what it once was. While it is true that there was trouble from the beginning, there was a time when character and honor were of primary importance. There was a time when the government listened to the voice of the people. After years of slowly and subtly brainwashing the people, dismantling their thinking apparatus, and desecrating the standards of morality, the conspirators in high places are now ready to move beyond socialism to totalitarianism. In fact, the entire world is being made ready to accept a one-world dictatorship.

On February 13th, 2010, the White House announced a new strategy against the people of the United States. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel arrogantly stated the following: "We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues." (1) Anyone who has ever seen the complete list of existing executive orders, which are only to be used in a time of dire emergency, would quickly realize that they collectively constitute a dictatorship. We are living in Orwellian times!

Who is this strange man who occupies the White House and embraces every religion? Why did Obama hold a secret meeting with the Buddhist icon, the Dalai Lama, in the map room of the White House on February 18th, 2010? (2) Why were no reporters allowed, and why was the content of the meeting kept a secret? We must remember that the objective of the Antichrist is not only to have a one world government but also to have a one world religion.

At the beginning of March, Barack Obama went in for his required physical examination. The White House physician, Navy Captain Jeffrey Kuhlman, reported that Obama drinks and smokes too much. (3) Obama was told that all of the social events he must attend produce a job hazard because of all the alcoholic drinks. Remember the President's infamous "Beer Summit" held on the White House lawn to pacify racial tension? (4) I also have in front of me a photograph of Obama and a relative sitting in front of his family home in Kenya. He is sitting there in front of that mud hut with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, looking very much like a thug. (5) Could such a man ever become President of the United States? This photograph reveals how far gone we are!

If we go back sixty years or so, we see quite a difference in the character and office of the President of the United States. I realize that President Harry S. Truman had his problems, but he did have some character compared to what we have now. The only assets President Truman had when he died was his house in Independence, Missouri, that his wife inherited from her parents. When Truman retired from the Presidency in 1952, he received only a U.S. Army pension of $261.78 per week. Congress, however, noted that President Truman bought his own stamps and was personally licking them, so they gave him a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year. When he left the White House, he and his wife Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves with no secret service escort. After Truman left office, he was offered numerous high paying positions in the corporate world. He always said no to these offers with the following explanation: "You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me. It belongs to the American people and its not for sale." On Truman's 87th birthday, Congress tried to award him the Medal of Honor, but he refused to accept it. He wrote the following explanation: "I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise." We should also note that while he was President he personally paid for all his own travel and food. President Harry Truman once made the following statement: "My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference." (6)

Is "Big Brother" watching us? Are we living in a panopticon void of privacy? In February 2010, Newsweek Magazine published a story that revealed that the FBI is keeping track of the location of all 277 million cell phones in America and can pinpoint those locations to within a few hundred feet. This is being done with the cooperation of all of the cell phone companies. (7) On March 2nd, 2010, the Wall Street Journal reported the details of the Einstein Cyber Shield, which is operated and controlled by the White House. This "Einstein" program is implemented through the National Security Agency and it monitors all internet activity and every e-mail from every computer. (8) It has also been discovered that DNA samples from babies have been collected and sent to the U.S Military to create a data bank. A lawsuit is being considered in Austin, Texas, to try to stop this practice. (9)

As the transition powers of Antichrist progress, there exists an element of madness in their operation. Recently, the French mainstream news agency accurately reported that the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking ten trial lawyers to fill open positions. The official job listing encourages people with all types of disabilities to apply for these high level attorney positions, including those with mental illness and the mentally retarded. (10)

These are the days when even common sense is being sabotaged. Why has Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Nepolitano, also known as "Jan the man," been meeting secretly with known terrorist leaders? She has been meeting behind closed doors with leaders of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, which is the parent organization of Hamas and Al Qaeda. Why did the American news media ignore this two-day event? (11)

We have now learned that one thousand architects and engineers have united together to call for a new 9/11 investigation. (12) These professionals know full well that it was not airplanes that brought down these massive towers and the other buildings that were not even hit by planes. They know it was an inside job by our own government, using bombs to do their dirty work to provide an excuse to start two senseless wars that we are still fighting. The sins of Bush, Cheney, and now Obama will find them out, both here and on Judgment Day.

It is amazing that I must obtain most of the news from overseas. The American news media are nothing more than sock puppets for the Obama Administration. They perform like trained seals as they make the bad look good and the good look bad. The famous author Samuel Clemens, commonly known as Mark Twain, once issued the following statement about the controlled news media: "Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your honor. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse."

Obama seems to want to leave his mark on everything. This world-renowned "man of peace," who won the Nobel Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing, has now received approval to rename the war in Iraq as "Operation New Dawn." (13) This was confirmed in a memo signed by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates. I have no doubt that the Iraqi war, being fought in the land of the Euphrates River with volatile Iran to the immediate east, is the gateway to Armageddon. The Scripture warned us about fearful sights in the last days, and most Americans have been kept in the dark about the horrors of these wars. On December 31st, 2009, the prestigious London Times newspaper featured a story that revealed the following about what is going on in Afghanistan: "American-led troops were accused yesterday of dragging innocent children from their beds and shooting them during a night raid that left ten people dead. Afghan government investigators said that eight school children were killed, all but one of them from the same family. Locals said that some victims were handcuffed before being killed." (14)

Another thing that should be noted is that Obama, the warmonger man of false peace, has redesigned the official logo for the Missile Defense Agency. It is now looking very Islamic with a blue crescent moon and a star within the crescent. The star has three red tails with white margins. (15)

I am convinced that it is far later than most people may think it is. In the European Union, the German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has announced a forthcoming European Army as provided for in the Lisbon Treaty. (16) This would be a massive single military force for United Europe!

It is common knowledge that the United States Government is bankrupted and broke. Why then are we building the most expensive and elaborate embassy ever built? On February 24th, 2010, the London Times newspaper revealed that the United States is building a new embassy complex at Battersea in England. The cost is projected to be one billion dollars. It is being built in an area that is known for its "gay clubs." The building will be designed by Philadelphia architect Kieran Timberlake and will be a "vast crystalline cube," surrounded by a moat of water 100 feet wide. The photograph of the model shows the building to be a glistening and brilliant cube. (17) In other words, it is clear as crystal and lieth foursquare: the length, breadth, and height of it are all equal. This is clearly a mockery of the New Jerusalem as described in Revelation 21:10-11, 16 as follows: "And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal…..And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: aand he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal."

Economic Metamorphosis!

It is no secret that the United States economy is in deep trouble and worsening every day. On February 17th, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden said the following: "Washington right now is broken, and the country is in deep trouble unless it attacks ballooning Federal deficits. I have never seen it this dysfunctional." (18) The entire system of banking in America is in deep trouble. Regulators have now reported a 27 percent jump in problem banks, and this is an ongoing trend. (19) On February 25th, 2010, the Congressional Oversight Panel reported that massive bank failures are now imminent. There are now at least 3,000 small to midsized banks which have a risky concentration of commercial and real estate loans that threaten their survival. This amounts to about 1.4 trillion dollars of potential bad debt in a market where property values have dropped by an average of 40 percent. (20) Another problem is that the big banks have gotten too big. In 1995 the combined assets of the six biggest banks totaled 17 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. In 2006 that percentage jumped to 55 percent. At this present time, 2010, the percentage is 63 percent. Thus, nearly two-thirds of our entire nation's GDP is held by six banks. (21)

The American dollar is so anemic that South Carolina Representative Mike Pitts has introduced legislation to ban the Federal currency and have his state go back to true constitutional money, which is gold and silver coin. Representative Pitts said, "If the Federal Government continues to spend money at the rate it's spending money, and if it continues to print money at the rate it's printing money, our economic system is going to collapse." (22)

We are now living in a time when people are dependent on government for survival as never before. Welfare, unemployment, and other programs have made people servants of the Federal Government. For the first time since the first Great Depression, Americans took more from the government than they paid in taxes. (23) In this year of 2010, we find countless millions of people with much debt, very little money, and no earnings engine. People everywhere are financially strapped and distressed. We have now learned that on March 4th, 2010, the New York Times reported that the Obama Administration is planning to finance its "green programs" by adding a gasoline tax that will bring the price per gallon to $7.00. (24) Such a tax would about finish us off. We must also note that when a nation's industrial base is gone that nation faces economic death. In January 2010, there were 1,761 mass layoffs in American industrial facilities! (25) I believe we should support what is left of American industries by purchasing American-made products. The quickest and easiest way to find out where something was made is to look at the bar code. All full bar codes have vertical lines and numbers underneath them. We also know that every bar code displays the mark of the beast because the first, middle, and last lines are longer than the others, and these have a numerical value of 6. Thus, every bar code displays 666. If we look at the first three printed digits at the bottom, those three digits will tell us where the product was made. If they are 690, 691, or 692, the product was made in Red China. The digits 00-09 indicate the U.S.A. and Canada. If the numbers begin with 30-37, the product was made in France. Germany is 40-44, Taiwan is 47, Japan is 49, and the UK is 50.

A Contaminated World!

The conspiratorial powers of the New World Order have completely contaminated this world with the products of their greed, avarice, and selfishness. They are now trying to reduce the population down to manageable levels and rebuild a so-called "green earth." These people have no regard for human life because it is their purpose to dispose of large segments of the world population. In a recent speech, the infamous Bill Gates called for reducing the world population by immunizations. In the speech he said the following: "The world population is headed for nine billion people. Now, if we do a really good job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services - we could lower that perhaps ten or fifteen percent." (26) The deceptive dangers of vaccines are destroying lives continually. On January 12th, 2010, the Express in the United Kingdom reported that two hundred doctors, nurses, firefighters, prison officials, police officers, and others experienced serious physical and mental health problems after taking required immunizations. All of these had to leave their jobs, and some are 60% disabled. (27)

In Amos 7:17, the prophet declared that we would die in a polluted land. That prophecy is even now coming to pass. On December 9th, 2009, the Bayer Company admitted that they have been unable to control the spread of their genetically-altered organisms despite their best efforts to stop contamination. (28) Their admission reveals that all outdoors field trials, the growing of genetically engineered crops, must be stopped before our crops are irreversibly contaminated. While genetically-altered crops bring higher yields and greater profits, they destroy the natural system of plant growth in various ways, including cross pollination. Even with complete knowledge of this present danger, genetically modified forests are now being planned for the Southeastern section of the United States. International Paper and MeadWestvaco are planning to transform plantation forests of the Southeastern United States by replacing native pine with genetically engineered eucalyptus. (29)

No matter where we look, pollution has engulfed our planet. In a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey, every single fish tested in 291 streams and waterways throughout the United States revealed that 100 percent of the fish are contaminated with mercury. (30) Mercury is a heavy metal and potent neurotoxin that builds up in the food chain and accumulates as a residual poison in the human body. We also know that on March 1st, 2010, the Times-News reported that much of the sodium fluoride that is being added to our drinking water is now being imported from Red China. This fluoride, which is manufactured by the Shanghai Mintchem Development Company, LTD, contains high levels of arsenic and lead with 50 and 40 milligrams per bag respectively. (31) It seems that things that make us sick or kill us are in ready supply, but things that are good for us are being regulated and even outlawed by the government. As of January 1st, 2010, colloidal silver, a powerful and natural antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal substance, which is perfectly safe, has been banned and outlawed in the European Union. This has been done under the laws of Codex Alimentarius, which regulates the sale and use of all natural vitamins and supplements. (32) We have now learned that recently Senators John McCain and Byron Dorgan have introduced a dietary supplement bill that would regulate natural products from the manufacturer to the retail store level. It would allow the Federal Government to arbitrarily ban nutritional supplements by the FDA. (33)

Truly, these are the days of the Beast and his mark. According to a recent survey done in Germany as reported by Reuters News Service, one out of four Germans want to receive the microchip under their skin. (34) There is, however, some good news regarding the microchipping of people. The Commonwealth State of Virginia passed a bill that bans the use of the chip implants as the mark of the beast. This also forbids employers from requiring their employees to have implanted devices. The Virginian House of Delegates has shown us that they understand the danger of chip implants. In fact, Delegate Mark Cole made the following statement: "I am concerned that the implants will turn out to be the mark of the beast worn by Satan's minions. (35)

The Society of Antichrist!

As Earth prepares to receive her king by continually rejecting the God of the Bible, society and religion are being continually corrupted. On February 4th, 2010, Barack Obama attended the National Prayer Breakfast where he pushed his "gay" and "green" agenda. During Obama's speech, he praised the evangelical pastors for their cooperation in his "green program" to save the environment. Obama also thanked the evangelical pastors for their cooperation with his homosexual agenda. Obama went on to honor a homosexual civil rights leader who made the following statement: "The God of the Bible is a sinful homophobic bigot who needs to seek forgiveness for the pain and suffering which his sinful homophobia has needlessly inflicted upon gay people for the past 4,000 years." (36) Without a doubt, the spirits of Sodom and Gomorrah are in Washington, D.C. In fact, at the beginning of March 2010, "gay" marriage became legal in the U.S. Capital. (37)

At the end of the same month of the prayer breakfast, the White House hosted a meeting of atheist groups from throughout the United States. Men such as Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, and Christopher Hitchens, author of God Is Not Great, were invited to attend. (38) These atheist groups are highly organized and outspoken. One atheist group recently started a "holy book for porn program." The atheists are asking people to trade in their Bibles for pornography, which the atheist group will provide. (39)

In these days of the rising of the Antichrist, anything even resembling Christianity is being desecrated and openly mocked. On March 6th, 2010, the BBC News Service released a story exposing a papal senior aide, who was running a gay prostitution ring. The official title of this man, Angelo Balducci, was a "Gentleman to His Holiness." Police caught him through a telephone tap. (40) On March 10th, 2010, the Vatican's chief exorcist, "Father" Gabriele Amorth, age 85, announced, "The Devil is in the Vatican." This Vatican official admitted that the Roman Catholic Church has bishops and even cardinals who do not believe in Jesus. Amorth also mentioned the massive amounts of sex abuse and pedophilia and said, "When one speaks of 'the smoke of Satan' in the holy rooms it is all true." (41) At least one of their own has finally admitted it.

The Earth in Travail!

As I write this newsletter, we are coming out of one of the strangest and most severe winters in recorded history. On the 12th day of February 2010, 49 of the 50 states in the United States had snow on the ground. (42) The Northeastern part of the United States was hit hard by three consecutive record-breaking blizzards that buried them in snow and left millions of people without power. (43)

One of the great signs of the last days is the accelerated number of earthquakes all over the world. On February 27th, 2010, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck the nation of Chile. There was great loss of life, many injuries, and widespread destruction. Chile was not declared an area of disaster, but an area of catastrophe. (44) Over 500,000 homes were severely damaged. Highways, bridges, and overpasses crumbled, and chaos was everywhere. (45) Then came severe aftershocks, exceeding magnitude six, and the rumbling and shaking continued almost constantly for the next ten days. This was one of the most dynamic earthquakes that ever shook our planet. I have no doubt that God is sending us wake-up calls for sinful man to repent. This devastating quake in Chile followed right on the heels of the horrifying quake that decimated the little nation of Haiti. We are also being warned that the Pacific Northwestern part of the United States is in line for the same type of quake that hit Chile. From Seattle, Washington, to Portland, Oregon, a massive quake is due to happen. The fault line and plate structure in that area are identical to the one in Chile. (46)

According to the "Iris Seismic Monitor" of the U.S. Geological Survey, earthquakes have been increasing dramatically in number, frequency, and intensity. It used to be amazing to us when there were 300 significant quakes of magnitude 4 or higher within a thirty-day period. Now it seems we have jumped past the 400 mark, and as of March 9th, there had been a whopping 567 significant earthquakes within a thirty-day period. Five days later the number had jumped to 648. Three days later, on March 16th, 2010, the number had jumped to 671. (47) It is as if the earth is going through labor pains, just as prophesied in the Bible. In I Thessalonians 5:3 we read as follows: "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape." Yes, the earthquakes keep coming! Included as such were the 6.4 magnitude quake in Taiwan on March 3rd, 2010, (48) and the 6.9 magnitude quake that struck Okinawa on February 27th, 2010. (49)

The recent earthquake in Chile was a major event in another way. According to Richard Gross and other scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena, California, the Chilean quake shifted the Earth's axis and shortened our days. (50) Strangely enough, the oldest meaning of the word Chile is from the Indian word chillichilli, which means "where the land ends, where the land runs out, and limit of the world."

In closing, I extend my sincerest thanks to all who support this end time prophetic ministry. God bless you exceedingly. Remember to send your prayer requests, and we will give them individual attention. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

David J. Meyer


01. New York Times, Feb. 13, 2010, by Peter Baker, New York, NY.
02. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 19, 2010, by Loven & Klug, AP, Washington, D.C.
03. London Daily Mail, Mar. 2, 2010, London, England, U.K.
04. Ibid.
05. Ibid.
06. Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure, by Matthew Algeo.
07. Newsweek Magazine, Feb. 11, 2010.
08. Wall Street Journal, Mar. 2, 2010, by Siobhan Gorman, New York, NY.
09. American Statesman, by Mary Ann Roser, Austin, TX.
10. AFP News Service, Feb. 9, 2010, Washington, D.C.
11. Judicial Watch, Feb. 23, 2010, Washington, D.C. (Thu, 02/18/2010)
12. Architects and Engineers for9/11 Truth, Inc., Feb. 19, 2010, San Francisco, CA.
13. AFP News Service, Feb. 19, 2010, Washington, D.C.
14. London Times, Dec. 31, 2009, by Jerome Starkey, Kabul, Afghanistan.
15. U.S. Missile Defense Agency, official logo, Drudge Report 2010.
16. Open Europe Press Summary, Feb. 12, 2010.
17. London Times, Feb. 24, 2010, by Catherine Philp, London, England, U.K.
18. Associated Press, Feb. 17, 2010, Washington, D.C.
19. Reuters News Service, Feb. 23, 2010, Washington, D.C.
20. Epoch Times, Feb. 25, 2010, by Charlotte Cuthbertson, Washington, D.C.
21. Washington Post, Mar. 2, 2010, Washington, D.C.
22. CBS News, Feb. 17, 2010, by Brian Montopoli, Charleston, SC.
23. Washington Times, Mar. 1, 2010, by Patrice Hill, Washington, D.C.
24. New York Times, Mar. 4, 2010, New York, NY.
25., Feb. 23, 2010,
26., Feb. 28, 2010.
27. London Express, Jan. 12, 2010, London, England, U.K.
28. Organic Consumers, Dec. 9, 2009.
29. Greenwire, Jan. 29, 2010, by Paul Voosen, Scientific American Magazine.
30. Reuters News Service, Mar. 3, 2010,
31. Times-News, Mar. 1, 2010, New York, NY.
32. Dr. Scott Johnson Report, Feb. 27, 2010,
33. Reuters News Service, Feb. 24, 2010, by Brandon Turbeville, Washington, D.C.
34. Reuters News Service, Mar. 1, 2010, Hanover, Germany.
35., Feb. 11, 2010, Richmond, VA.
36. WorldNetDaily, Feb, 4, 2010,
37. New York Times, Mar. 3, 2010, by Ian Urbina, Washington, D.C.
38. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 26, 2010, by Margaret Talev, Washington, D.C.
39. Christian Post Reporter, Mar. 2, 2010, by Ethan Cole.
40. BBC News, Mar. 6, 2010.
41. London Times, Mar. 10, 2010, by Richard Owen, Rome, Italy.
42. San Diego Union Tribune, Feb. 13, 2010, by Seth Borenstein, AP, San Diego, CA.
43. Associated Press, Feb. 27, 2010, by Carola & Mulvihill, Albany, NY.
44. Associated Press, Feb. 27, 2010, Santiago, Chile.
45. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 28, 2010, AP, Talca, Chile.
46. KPLU News, Mar. 3, 2010, Seattle, WA.
47. U.S. Geological Survey, Mar. 16, 2010, Iris Seismic Monitor.
48. Associated Press, Mar. 3, 2010, Taipei, Taiwan.
49. Associated Press, Feb. 27, 2010, Tokyo, Japan.
50. Bloomberg News Service, Mar. 1, 2010, New York, NY.

The Codex Alimentarius Commission Meeting Schedule

Codex Committee meeting dates, locations and provisional agendas are posted on the Codex Alimentarius Web site.

Forthcoming Codex Meetings


Codex Committee on General Principles
26 Session
From: 12/04/2010
To: 16/04/2010
Link to Agenda

Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues
42 Session
From: 19/04/2010
To: 24/04/2010
Link to Agenda

Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods
4 Session
From: 26/04/2010
To: 30/04/2010
Link to Agenda

Codex Committee on Food Labelling
38 Session
From: 03/05/2010
To: 07/05/2010
Quebec City
Link to Agenda

Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
64 Session
From: 29/06/2010
To: 02/07/2010
Link to Agenda
Link to Arabic Agenda

Codex Alimentarius Commission
33 Session
From: 05/07/2010
To: 09/07/2010
Link to Agenda
Link to Arabic Agenda
Link to Chinese Agenda

Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods
19 Session
From: 30/08/2010
To: 03/09/2010
(United States of America)

FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for North America and South West Pacific
11 Session
From: 28/09/2010
To: 01/10/2010

FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Europe
27 Session
From: 05/10/2010
To: 08/10/2010

Ad hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance
4 Session
From: 18/10/2010
To: 22/10/2010
(Republic of Korea)

Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables
25 Session
From: 25/10/2010
To: 29/10/2010

Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
32 Session
From: 01/11/2010
To: 05/11/2010

FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean
17 Session
From: 08/11/2010
To: 12/11/2010

FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Asia
17 Session
From: 22/11/2010
To: 26/11/2010

Codex Committee on Food Hygiene
42 Session
From: 29/11/2010
To: 03/12/2010
(United States of America)

FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Near East
6 Session
From: 25/01/2011
To: 29/01/2011

FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Africa
19 Session
From: 01/02/2011
To: 04/02/2011

Codex Committee on Fats and Oils
22 Session
From: 21/02/2011
To: 25/02/2011

Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling
32 Session
From: 07/03/2011
To: 11/03/2011

Codex Committee on Food Additives
43 Session
From: 14/03/2011
To: 18/03/2011

Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods
5 Session
From: 24/03/2011
To: 28/03/2011

Codex Committee on General Principles
27 Session
From: 04/04/2011
To: 08/04/2011

Codex Committee on Fish and Fishery Products
31 Session
From: 11/04/2011
To: 15/04/2011

Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues
43 Session
From: 18/04/2011
To: 23/04/2011

Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
16 Session
From: 02/05/2011
To: 06/05/2011

Codex Committee on Food Labelling
39 Session
From: 09/05/2011
To: 13/05/2011

Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
66 Session
From: 28/06/2011
To: 01/07/2011

Codex Alimentarius Commission
34 Session
From: 04/07/2011
To: 08/07/2011

Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems
19 Session
From: 17/10/2011
To: 21/10/2011

Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
33 Session
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Empire State Building jumper identified as Yale student

Last Updated: 2:34 PM, March 31, 2010

Posted: 11:46 AM, March 31, 2010

The man who jumped from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building's observation deck was identified as Yale University student Cameron Dabaghi, school officials said today.

Dabaghi, a junior from Austin, Texas, plunged from the deck in an apparent suicide on Tuesday shortly before 6:30 p.m.

"We are all deeply distressed by this news," wrote Yale College Dean Mary Miller in a message to students issued this morning.

Dabaghi, who was expected to graduate in 2011 was majoring in East Asian studies, according to the student newspaper the Yale Daily News.

Before Tuesday's incident, the most recent suicide at the landdmark building is believed to have been four years ago when a man jumped from a vacant office on the 66th floor.

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James Lovelock: Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change

In his first in-depth interview since the theft of UEA emails, the scientist blames inertia and democracy for lack of action

Read the full transcript of James Lovelock's G2 interview with Leo Hickman
The G2 interview

Leo Hickman, Monday 29 March 2010 13.15 BST
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Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change, according to the British scientist James Lovelock. Illustration: Murdo Macleod

Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change from radically impacting on our lives over the coming decades. This is the stark conclusion of James Lovelock, the globally respected environmental thinker and independent scientist who developed the Gaia theory.

It follows a tumultuous few months in which public opinion on efforts to tackle climate change has been undermined by events such as the climate scientists' emails leaked from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the failure of the Copenhagen climate summit.

"I don't think we're yet evolved to the point where we're clever enough to handle a complex a situation as climate change," said Lovelock in his first in-depth interview since the theft of the UEA emails last November. "The inertia of humans is so huge that you can't really do anything meaningful."

One of the main obstructions to meaningful action is "modern democracy", he added. "Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while."

Lovelock, 90, believes the world's best hope is to invest in adaptation measures, such as building sea defences around the cities that are most vulnerable to sea-level rises. He thinks only a catastrophic event would now persuade humanity to take the threat of climate change seriously enough, such as the collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica, such as the Pine Island glacier, which would immediately push up sea level.

"That would be the sort of event that would change public opinion," he said. "Or a return of the dust bowl in the mid-west. Another Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report won't be enough. We'll just argue over it like now." The IPCC's 2007 report concluded that there was a 90% chance that greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are causing global warming, but the panel has been criticised over a mistaken claim that all Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2030.

Lovelock says the events of the recent months have seen him warming to the efforts of the "good" climate sceptics: "What I like about sceptics is that in good science you need critics that make you think: 'Crumbs, have I made a mistake here?' If you don't have that continuously, you really are up the creek. The good sceptics have done a good service, but some of the mad ones I think have not done anyone any favours. You need sceptics, especially when the science gets very big and monolithic."

Lovelock, who 40 years ago originated the idea that the planet is a giant, self-regulating organism – the so-called Gaia theory – added that he has little sympathy for the climate scientists caught up in the UEA email scandal. He said he had not read the original emails – "I felt reluctant to pry" – but that their reported content had left him feeling "utterly disgusted".
"Fudging the data in any way whatsoever is quite literally a sin against the holy ghost of science," he said. "I'm not religious, but I put it that way because I feel so strongly. It's the one thing you do not ever do. You've got to have standards."

Read the full transcript of the interview


Hananiah's False Prophecy

Jeremiah 28

1And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,

2Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.

3Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of the LORD's house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried them to Babylon:

4And I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah, that went into Babylon, saith the LORD: for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.

5Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of all the people that stood in the house of the LORD,

6Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: the LORD do so: the LORD perform thy words which thou hast prophesied, to bring again the vessels of the LORD's house, and all that is carried away captive, from Babylon into this place.

7Nevertheless hear thou now this word that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of all the people;

8The prophets that have been before me and before thee of old prophesied both against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.

9The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.

10Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and brake it.

11And Hananiah spake in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all nations within the space of two full years. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.

12Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the prophet, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,

13Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron.

14For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also.

15Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.

16Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD.

17So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.

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Bomb Rocks Town in Russia’s Dagestan

Published: March 31, 2010

Filed at 3:51 a.m. ET

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (Reuters) - Two blasts, one set off by a suicide bomber, rocked Kizlyar in Russia's Dagestan region on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people just two days after twin bombs hit Moscow, officials told Reuters.

Investigators said a suicide bomber dressed in a police uniform set off the second of the blasts in Dagestan, which followed the two bombings in Moscow that killed 39 people and which authorities blamed on female suicide attackers with links to insurgents in the turbulent North Caucasus.

In Kizlyar, a police official said a car parked near a school in the center of town blew up as a traffic police patrol was driving by, killing two police officers.

He said the second bomb was set off shortly after police and onlookers gathered at the scene.

The provincial police spokesman said Kizlyar police chief Vitaly Vedernikov was among the dead. At least six other police officers, an investigator and a civilian were killed, Russian news agencies cited police as saying.

Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim province adjacent to war-scarred Chechnya along Russia's southern border, is plagued by frequent attacks targeting police and government officials.


Drawing police to the scene of an initial blast and then setting off another bomb is a common tactic used by militants in the North Caucasus.

Attacks linked to the insurgency that persists nearly a decade after the second post-Soviet separatist war in Chechnya had been limited mostly to the North Caucasus in recent years before the Monday bombings on Moscow's metro.

Agency reports said there were no children in the school in Kizlyar at the time of the explosions.

The deadliest attack in the Russian capital in six years fueled fears of a broader offensive by rebels based in the North Caucasus and underscored the Kremlin's failure to keep militants in check.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who led Moscow into a war against Chechen separatists in 1999 that sealed his rise to power, said on Tuesday that those behind the bombings must be scraped "from the bottom of the sewers" and exposed.

Moscow observed a day of mourning on Tuesday for the victims of the blasts, which authorities said were set off by female suicide bombers linked to the North Caucasus -- a string of heavily Muslim provinces that includes Chechnya.

(Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; writing by Steve Gutterman; editing by Peter Millership)



Shadow Government

This excerpt from Carroll Quigley's Tragedy and Hope was transcribed after we read and formatted for posting the article from the New York Times on 12-03-01, titled Calls for a New Push Into Iraq Gain Power in Washington. The Globalists become ever more emboldened as they lay their puppet minions and their plans in the faces of elected officials, both federal and state and no effort is made to reign in the "outsiders" - as that article labels them.

Thus, we are once again reminded of the Protocols, better known as the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. Whoever its author - having been first published in London in 1906 - we must notice a projected outcome and method that is clearly visible today. The description and mission of the 'outsider group', as described in the article mentioned above is articulated clearly in Protocol No.9

"It is from us that the all-engulfing terror proceeds.

We have in our service persons of all opinions, of all doctrines... demagogues, socialists, communists, and utopian dreamers of every kind.

We have harnessed them all to the task; each one of them on his own account is boring away at the last remnants of authority, is striving to overthrow all established form of order.

By these acts all States are in torture; they exhort to tranquility, are ready to sacrifice everything for peace: but we will not give them peace until they openly acknowledge our international Super-Government, and with submissiveness."

We notice with Carroll Quigley, either a subtle deceptiveness or naivete' when describing some of the named minions of the International Priesthood. He died soon after the publication of Tragedy and Hope. Read and take heed. -- Jackie -- 2-11-01


by: Carroll Quigley

Excerpted from pp. 950 - 955 - detailing the establishment of the "New York branch of the ROYAL INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS". . . the:


There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical Right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Group has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, of any other groups, and frequently does so.

I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960's, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments.

I have objected, but in the past and recently, to a few of its policies (notably to its belief that England was an Atlantic rather than a European Power and must be allied, or even federated, with the United States and must remain isolated from Europe), but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wished to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known.

The Round Table Groups have already been mentioned in this book several times, notably in connection with the formation of the British Commonwealth in chapter 4 and in the discussion of appeasement in chapter 12 ("the Cliveden Set").

At the risk of some repetition, the story will be summarized here, because the American branch of this oganization (sometimes called the "Eastern Establishment") has played a very significant role in the history of the United States in the last generation.

The Round Table Groups were semi-secret discussion and lobbying groups organized by Lionel Curtis, Philip H. Kerr (Lord Lothian), and (Sir) William S. Marris in 1908-1911. This was done on behalf of Lord Milner, the dominant Trustee of the Rhodes Trust in the two decades 1905-1925.

The original purpose of these groups was to seek to federate the English-speaking world along lines laid down by Cecil Rhodes (1853-1902) and William T. Stead, (1840-1912), and the money for the organizational work came originally from the Rhodes Trust.

By 1915 Round Table groups existed in seven countries, including England, South Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and a rather loosely organized group in the United States (George Louis Beer, Walter Lippman, Frank Avdelotte, Whitney Shepardson, Thomas W. Lamont, Jerome D. Greene, Erwin D. Canham of the Christian Science Monitor, and others).

The attitudes of the various groups were coordinated by frequent visits and discussions and by a well-informed and totally anonymous quarterly magazine, The Round Table, whose first issue, largely written by Philip Kerr, appeared in November 1910.

The leaders of this group were: Milner, until his death in 1915, followed by Curtis (1872-1955), Robert H. (Lord) Brand -- brother-in-law of Lady Astor -- until his death in 1963, and now Adam D. Marris, son of Sir William and Brand's successor as managing director of Lazard Brothers bank. The original intention had been to have collegial leadership, but Milner was too secretive and headstrong to share the role.

He did so only in the period 1913-1919 when he held regular meetings with some of his closest friends to coordinate their activities as a pressure group in the struggle with Wilhelmine Germany. This they called their "Ginger Group". After Milner's death in 1925, the leadership was largely shared by the survivors of Milner's 'Kindergarten', that is, the group of young Oxford men whom he used as civil servants in his reconstruction of South Africa in 1901-1910.

Brand was the last survivor of the "Kindergarten", since his death, the greatly reduced activities of the organization have been exercised largely through the Editorial Committee of The Round Table magazine under Adam Marris.

Money for the widely ramified activities of this organization came originally from the associates and followers of Cecil Rhodes, chiefly from the Rhodes Trust itself, and from wealthy associates such as the Beit brothers, from Sir Abe Bailey, and (after 1915) from the Astor family.

Since 1925 there have been substantial contributions from wealthy individuals and from foundations and firms associated with the international banking fraternity, especially the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, and other organizations associated with J.P. Morgan, the Rockefeller and Whitney families, and the associates of Lazard Brothers and of Morgan, Grenfell, and Company.

The chief backbone of this organization grew up along the already existing financial cooperation running from the Morgan Bank in New York to a group of international financiers in London led by Lazard Brothers.

Milner himself in 1901 had refused a fabulous offer, worth up to 100,000 a year, to become one of the three partners of the Morgan Bank in London, in succession to the younger J.P. Morgan who moved from London to join his father in New York (eventually the vacancy went to E.C. Grenfell, so that the London affiliate of Morgan became known as Morgan, Grenfell, and Company).

Instead, Milner became director of a number of public banks, chiefly the London Joint Stock Bank, corporate precursor of the Midland Bank. He became one of the greatest political and financial powers in England, with his disciples strategically placed throughout England in significant places, such as the editorship of The Times, the editorship of The Observer, the managing directorship of Lazard Brothers, various administrative posts, and even Cabinet positions.

Ramifications were established in politics, high finance, Oxford and London universities, periodicals, the civil service, and tax exempt foundations.

At the end of the war of 1914, it became clear that the organization of this system had to be greatly extended. Once again the task was entrusted to Lionel Curtis who established, in England and each dominion, a front organization to the existing local Round Table Group.

This front organization, called the royal Institute of International Affairs, had as its nucleus in each area the existing submerged Round Table Group. In New York it was known as the Council on Foreign Relations and was a front for J.P. Morgan and Company in association with the very small American Round Table Group.

The American organizers were dominated by the large number of Morgan "experts", including Lamont and Beer, who had gone to the Paris Peace Conference and there became close friends with the similar group of English "experts" which had been recruited by the Milner group.

In fact, the original plans for the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Council on Foreign Relations were drawn up at Paris.

The Council of the RIIA (which, by Curtis's energy came to be housed in Chatham House, across St. James's Square from the Astors, and was soon known by the name of the headquarters) and the board of the Council on Foreign Relations have carried ever since the marks of their origin.

Until 1960 the council at Chatham House was dominated by the dwindling group of Milner's associates, while the paid staff members were largely the agents of Lionel Curtis. The Round Table for years (until 1960) was edited from the back door of Chatham House grounds in Ormond Yard, and its telephone came through the Chatham House switchboard.

The New York branch was dominated by the associates of the Morgan Bank. For example, in 1928 the Council on Foreign relations had John W. Davis as president, Paul Cravath as vice-president, and a council of thirteen others, which included Owen D. Young, russell C. Leffingwell, Norman Davis, Allen Dulles, George W. Wickersham, Frank L. Polk, Whitney Shepardson, Isaiah Bowman, Stephen P. Duggan, and Otto Kahn.

Throughout its history, the council has been associated with the American Round Tablers, such as Beer, Lippmann, Shepardson, and Jerome Greene.

The academic figures have been those linked to Morgan, such as James T. Shotwell, Charles Seymour, Joseph P. Chamberlain, Philip Jessup, Isaiah Bowman and, more recently, Philip Moseley, Grayson L. Kirk, and Henry W. Wriston.

The Wall Street contracts with these were created originally from Morgan's influence in handling large academic endowments. In the case of the largest of these endowments, that at Harvard, the influence was usually exercised indirectly through "State Street", Boston, which, for much of the twentieth century, came through the Boston banker Thomas Nelson Perkins.

Closely allied with this Morgan influence were a small group of Wall Street law firms, whose chief figures were Elihu Root, John W. Davis, Paul D. Cravath, Russell Leffingwell, the Dulles brothers and, more recently, Arthur H. Dean, Philip D. Reed, and John J. McCloy. Other nonlegal agents of Morgan included men like Owen D. Young and Norman H. Davis.

On this basis, which was originally financial and goes back to George Peabody, there grew up in the twentieth century a power structure between London and New York which penetrated deeply into university life, the press, and the practice of foreign policy.

In England the center was the Round Table Group, while in the United States it was J.P. Morgan and Company or its local branches in Boston, Philadelphia, and Cleveland.

Some rather incidental examples of the operations of this structure are very revealing, just because they are incidental. For example, it set up in Princeton a reasonable copy of the Round Table Group's chief Oxford headquarters, All Souls College.

This copy, called the Institute for Advanced Study, and best known, perhaps, as the refuge of Einstein, Oppenheimer, John von Neumann, and George F. Kennan, was organized by Abraham Flexner of the Carnegie Foundation and Rockefeller's General Education Board after he had experienced the delights of All Souls while serving as Rhodes Memorial Lecturer at Oxford. The plans were largely drawn by Tom Jones, one of the Round Table's most active intriguers and foundation administrators.

The American branch of this "English Establishment" exerted much of its influence through five American newspapers (The New York Times, New York Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, and the lamented Boston Evening Transcript )

In fact, the editor of the Christian Science Monitor was the chief American correspondent (anonymously) of The Round Table, and Lord Lothian, the original editor of The Round Table and later secretary of the Rhodes Trust (1925-1939) and ambassador to Washington, was a frequent writer in the Monitor.

It might be mentioned that the existence of this Wall Street Anglo-American axis is quite obvious once it is pointed out.

It is reflected in the fact that such Wall Street luminaries as John W. Davis, Lewis Douglas, Jock Whitney, and Douglas Dillon were appointed to be American ambassadors in London.

This double international network in which the Round Table groups formed the semi-secret or secret nuclei of the Institutes of International Affairs was extended into a third network in 1935, organized by the same people for the same motives.

Once again the mastermind was Lionel Curtis, and the earlier Round Table Groups and Institutes of International Affairs were used as nuclei for the new network.

However, this new organization for Pacific affairs was extended to ten countries, while the Round Table Groups existed only in seven. The new additions, ultimately China, Japan, France, the Netherlands, and Soviet Russia, had Pacific councils set up from scratch.

In Canada, australia, and New Zealand, Pacific councils, interlocked and dominated by the Institutes of International Affairs, were set up.

In England, Chatham House served as the English center for both nets, while in the United States the two were parallel creations (not subordinate) of the Wall Street allies of the Morgan Bank. The financing came from the same international banking groups and their subsidiary commercial and industrial firms.

In England, Chatham House was financed for both networks by the contributions of Sir Abe Bailey, the Astor family, and additional funds largely acquired by the persuasive powers of Lionel Curtis. The financial difficulties of the IPR Councils in the British Dominions in the depression of 1929-1935 resulted in a very revealing effort to save money, when the local Institute of International Affairs absorbed the local Pacific Council, both of which were, in a way, expensive and needless fronts for the local Round Table groups.

The chief aims of this elaborate, semi-secret organization were largely commendable: to coordinate the international activities and outlooks of all the English-speaking world into one (which would largely, it is true, be that of the London group); to work to maintain the peace; to help backward, colonial, and underdeveloped areas to advance toward stability, law and order, and prosperity along lines somewhat similar to those taught at Oxford and the University of London (especially the School of Economics and the Schools of African and Oriental Studies).

These organizations and their financial backers were in no sense reactionary or Fascistic persons, as Communist propaganda would like to depict them. Quite the contrary.

They were gracious and cultured gentlemen of somewhat limited social experience who were much concerned with the freedom of expression of minorities and the rule of law for all, who constantly thought in terms of Anglo-American solidarity, of political partition and federation, and who were convinced that they could gracefully civilize the Boers of South Africa, the Irish, the Arabs, and the Hindus, and who are largely responsible for the partitions of Ireland, Palestine, and India, as well as the federations of South Africa, Central Africa, and the West Indies.

Their desire to win over the opposition by cooperation worked with Smuts but failed with Hertzog, worked with Gandhi but failed with Menon, worked with Stresemann but failed with Hitler, and has shown little chance of working with any Soviet leader. If their failures now loom larger than their successes, this should not be allowed to conceal the high motives with which they attempted both.

It was this group of people, whose wealth and influence so exceeded their experience and understanding, who provided much of the frame-work of influence which the Communist sympathizers and fellow travelers took over in the United States in the 1930's.

It must be recognized that the power that these energetic Left-wingers exercised was never their own power or Communist power but was ultimately the power of the international financial coterie, and, once the anger and suspicions of the American people were aroused, as they were by 1950, it was a fairly simple matter to get rid of the Red sympathizers.

Before this could be done, however, a congressional committee, following backward to their source the threads which led from admitted Communists like Whittaker Chamber, through Alger Hiss, and the Carnegie Endowment to Thomas Lamont and the Morgan Bank, fell into the whole complicated network of the interlocking tax-exempt foundations.

The Eighty-third Congress in July 1953 set up a Special Committee to investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations with Representative B. Carroll Reece of Tennessee, as chairman. It soon became clear that people of immense wealth would be unhappy if the investigation went too far and that the "most respected" newspapers in the country, closely allied with these men of wealth, would not get excited enough about any revelations to make the publicity worth while, in terms of votes or campaign contributions.

An interesting report showing the Left-wing associations of the interlocking nexus of tax-exempt foundations was issued in 1954 rather quietly. Four years later, the Reece committee's general counsel, Rene A. Wormser wrote a shocked, but not shocking, book on the subject called Foundations: Their Power and Influence.

One of the most interesting members of this Anglo-American power structure was Jerome D. Greene (1874-1959). Born in Japan of missionary parents, Greene graduated from Harvard's college and law school by 1899 and became secretary to Harvard's president and corporation in 1901-1910. This gave him contacts with Wall Street which made him general manager of the Rockefeller Institute (1910-1012), assistant to John d. Rockefeller in philanthropic work for two years, then trustee to the Rockefeller Institute, to the Rockefeller foundation, and to the Rockefeller General Education Board until 1939.

For fifteen years (1917-1932) he was with the Boston investment banking firm of Lee, Higginson, and Company, most of the period as its chief officer, as well as with its London branch. As executive secretary of the American section of the Allied Maritime Transport Council, stationed in London in 1918, he lived in Toynbee Hall, the world's first settlement house, which has been founded by Alfred Milner and his friends in 1984.

This brought him in contact with the Round Table Group in England, a contact which was strengthened in 1919 when he was secretary to the Reparations Commission at the Paris Peace Conference. Accordingly, on his return to the United States he was one of the early figures in the establishment of the Council on Foreign Relations, which served as the New York branch of Lionel Curtis's Institute of International Affairs.

As an investment banker, Greene is chiefly remembered for his sales of millions of dollars of the fraudulent securities of the Swedish match king, Ivar Kreuger. That Greene offered these to the American investing public in good faith is evident from the fact that he put a substantial part of his own fortune in the same investments. As a consequence, Kreuger's suicide in Paris in April 1932 left Greene with little money and no job. He wrote to Lionel Curtis, asking for help, and was given, for two years, a professorship of international relations at Aberystwyth, Wales.

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See also:

Excerpts from pp 324 - 327 discussing the "powers of financial capitalism"

Ordering info for the book, Tragedy and Hope by Carol Quigley



Indian Jesuits develop Afghan education system

Indian Jesuits develop Afghan education system
Published Date: March 31, 2010

Afghanistan’s government has appointed an Indian Jesuit as a ‘councilor for technical education’ in the latest sign of recognition of the order’s contribution to the country’s education system.

The work of education of young people is one of the basic ways to ensure progress and development of a nation, especially in an Afghanistan for decades plagued by wars and internal conflicts, which now seeks its way to stability and peace, Fides reports.

This is what Indian Jesuits, in particular from the Province of Calcutta, told Fides in describing their work in education in Afghanistan, which has increased gradually in recent years through training of teachers and students.

The contribution of the Jesuits is recognized by the Afghan Government. A Jesuit has even been appointed by the Ministry of Education as “Councilor for Technical Education,” while several religious leaders organized a program for students in the teaching of technical material and English.

There is also an important training program underway that provides technical preparation of 1,000 teachers over the next five years.

The commitment of the Society of Jesus in Afghanistan dates back to May 2002, but was interrupted due to insecurity reigning in the country. In 2005, it returned, at the University of Herat, with 65 students and teaching technical subjects.

Today, the Jesuits now have 400 students. There are three universities involved and the Jesuits have been commissioned to take care of the National Institute of Management in Kabul. Soon, there will also be the opening of the National Institute of Computer Technology in Kabul, as well. “Education in Afghanistan has suffered many years of war and strife.

There is a shortage of teachers, a gap that the Jesuits are doing their best to fill,” said Fr George Pattery SJ, Provincial of the Jesuits in Calcutta.

The aim is to contribute to the progress and development of the population, helping to create conditions conducive to respect for human rights and freedom, in light of the Christian message.

Indian Jesuits working on progress and development (Fides)
Education in Afghanistan (Wikipedia)

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The Coulter visit: What would St. Ignatius say?

Richard Handler
The Coulter visit: What would St. Ignatius say?
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:50 PM ET
By Richard Handler CBC News

With a toss of her long blond hair, Ann Coulter, the American mistress of bombast, came to Canada and departed.

She certainly attracted much attention, indeed, much more than she gets in her own country these days, as more than one commentator observed.

It's a nice, small country, she told the CBC's Evan Solomon, standing outside in the Calgary sunshine in her dark sunglasses.

"It isn't so small." Solomon said. Oh well, how would she know?

Coulter had just flown in from Ottawa, where she had been booked to give a speech she never gave, above the heads apparently of the "whiny" liberals and the "crybabies" who lived down below.

As Neil Macdonald so correctly pointed out, Coulter is not so much a pundit as an entertainer. She's part of what conservative commentator David Frum calls America's right-wing entertainment industry.

Though perhaps entertainment complex is a better term because it works on so many levels.

As Frum told Peter Mansbridge on The National, this industry is fueled by anger. Talk jocks like Coulter or Rush Limbaugh realize that anger sells, so they do what they can to keep the fires burning.

No safe place
The truckloads of commentary surrounding Coulter's visit and her cancelled speech at the University of Ottawa centered on the role of free speech in Canada and in universities in particular.

Protestors outside the Calgar venue where Ann Coulter gave a talk on political correctness, media bias and freedom of speech in March 2010. (Larry MacDougal/Canadian Press)

The upshot was all the usual talk about how there's not enough here, at least when compared to the U.S., where they seem to make a fetish of saying nasty things about each other.

The headlines in the National Post last Thursday blared "Mob rule 1, free speech 0." While the Globe and Mail's lead editorial proclaimed "a university fails in its mission."

This was followed with a commentary by Ian Hunter, a professor emeritus at the University of Western Ontario, proclaiming: "Universities are bastions of free speech? Not in Canada."

You can imagine the whole country nodding their heads in agreement. Even Coulter's "whiny" liberals would probably agree with these sentiments.

But in the midst of all this happy piling on, one comment by an anti-Coulter protester, which was noted in the Globe editorial, caught my attention.

She was a second-year student of sociology and women's studies at the University of Ottawa and reportedly said she was worried that what Coulter might say "would make students feel unsafe and very uncomfortable."

"We promise our students here at the university of Ottawa a safe, positive place," this young woman said. To which the Globe noted sarcastically that this was "a new standard" for Canadian universities.

In fact, this standard has been in place for some time, with speech codes at universities insisting on nothing hurtful reaching the ears of their students. Queen's University even tried to put minders in the dorms at one point to gently correct untoward comments by students.

But notice the "we" in the quote above.

Our young woman uses "we" not as a faculty member or an administrator, but as a student who is part of a shared collective and appears to be expecting from her university a degree of protection and security, even, you might say, consolation.

Consolation prize
The notion that universities should be "safe places" — emotional cocoons, if you will — never seems to make it into the polemics of free-speech punditry.

Maybe that's because, as a society, "we" ourselves are divided.

We say we want free speech. But as good, tolerant people, we also want a good, tolerant environment for our not quite grown-up children.

For some time now, we have let universities become the places for lifestyle experiments, where students can inhabit the grey zone between childhood and full-blown maturity.

One small example: We parents, for the most part, pay their bills but we are not allowed to see their grades for reasons of privacy. So all of us, parents and students are tossed into an arena of dependence and confusing adult role models.

Yes, we want our university-bound children to learn the right things, like critical inquiry, but we also want them to learn to be co-operative.

In most cases, it seems as if teamwork is more important than needless intellectuality. Team workers, after all, are more employable.

Besides learning stuff they'll hardly ever need, students go to university to learn to play the angles, which is a viable political skill, perhaps the most important they'll ever learn.

And if we promise them emotional and even intellectual comfort, they seem to be holding us to that promise.

Why should they have to hear a woman like Coulter say unpleasant things about angry Muslims, whiny liberals and people who may be their friends?

Church of the safe haven
Some time ago, when I was a producer on a CBC Radio arts show, we interviewed a poet who was known to have said a few contentious things in her time.

But when she was asked about them, she was offended. She had wanted the interview to be a safe place and was astonished by these tough questions.

She didn't want free speech. She was someone else who wanted to be affirmed in her stance and who was seeking consolation from the institution that she was dealing with.

You can see the role of consolation in many institutions. Indeed, it probably comes out of a religious, missionary spirit.

For the Jesuits, for example, the role of consolation was crucial, particularly in terms of personal struggle.

Consolation brings you closer to God where "we feel more alive and connected to others," according to the order's founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola.

On the other hand, desolation, the spiritual opposite, is said to be an experience of the soul in heavy darkness and turmoil, banished from the sight of God.

So why do I smuggle in St. Ignatius in a column about Ann Coulter?

Because when you replay his spiritual exercises in an updated, non-religious light, you end up with the modern feel-good university as a kind of secular church — a place where only goodness should shine while evil is banished. Including, apparently Ann Coulter.

Is it possible that we don't think our children resilient enough to suffer the slings and arrows of rough talk? If so, whose fault is that? Not the university's.

Isn't this what the Ottawa university provost thought when he wrote his warning to Coulter before her visit?

Wasn't he telling her that we guardians of the academy must keep our children safe from physical and emotional trauma? Better we spare them the desolation of critical inquiry and offensive speech than to hurt their feelings.

Jaime Escalante dies - top East L.A. teacher

Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jaime Escalante is shown teaching math at Garfield High in 1988.

(03-30) 04:00 PDT Los Angeles - --

Jaime Escalante, the charismatic former East Los Angeles high school teacher who taught the nation that inner-city students could master subjects as demanding as calculus, died Tuesday. He was 79.

The subject of the 1988 box-office hit "Stand and Deliver," Mr. Escalante died at his son's home in Roseville (Placer County), said actor Edward James Olmos, who portrayed the teacher in the film. Mr. Escalante had bladder cancer.

"Jaime didn't just teach math. Like all great teachers, he changed lives," Olmos said this month when he organized an appeal for funds to help pay Escalante's mounting medical bills.

Mr. Escalante gained national prominence in the aftermath of a 1982 scandal surrounding 14 of his Garfield High School students who passed the strenuous Advanced Placement calculus exam only to be accused later of cheating.

The story of their eventual triumph - and of Escalante's battle to raise standards at a struggling campus of working-class, largely Mexican American students - became the subject of the movie, which turned the balding, middle-aged Bolivian immigrant into the most famous teacher in America.

Mr. Escalante's rise came during an era decried by experts as one of alarming mediocrity in the nation's schools. He pushed for tougher standards and accountability for students and educators, often nettling colleagues and parents along the way with his brusque manner and uncompromising stands.

Backed Prop. 227
He was called a traitor for his opposition to bilingual education. He said the hate mail he received for championing Proposition 227, the successful 1997 ballot measure to dismantle bilingual programs in California, was a factor in his decision to retire in 1998 after leaving Garfield and teaching at Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento for seven years.

Mr. Escalante was born Dec. 31, 1930, in La Paz, Bolivia, and was raised by his mother after his parents, both teachers, broke up when he was about 9. He attended a well-regarded Jesuit high school, San Calixto, where his quick mind and penchant for mischief often got him into trouble.

After high school he served in the army during a short-lived Bolivian rebellion. Although he had toyed with the idea of engineering school in Argentina, he wound up enrolling at the state teachers college, Normal Superior. Before he graduated he was teaching at three top-rated Bolivian schools. He also married Fabiola Tapia, a fellow student at the college.

At his wife's urging, Mr. Escalante gave up his teaching posts for the promise of a brighter future in America for their firstborn, Jaime Jr. (A second son, Fernando, would follow.) With $3,000 in his pocket and little more than "yes" and "no" in his English vocabulary, Mr. Escalante flew alone to Los Angeles on Christmas Eve, 1963.

Drawn to classroom
His first job was mopping floors in a coffee shop across the street from Pasadena City College, where he enrolled in English classes. But the classroom still beckoned to the teacher inside him. He earned a scholarship to California State University, Los Angeles, to pursue a teaching credential. In the fall of 1974, when he was 43, he took a pay cut to begin teaching at Garfield High for $13,000 a year.

Mr. Escalante soon developed a reputation for turning around hard-to-motivate students. By 1978, he had 14 students enrolled in his first AP calculus class. Of the five who survived his stiff homework and attendance demands, only two earned passing scores on the exam. But in 1980, seven of nine students passed the exam; in 1981, 14 of 15 passed.

In 1982, he had 18 students to prepare for the academic challenge of their young lives.

Mr. Escalante was hospitalized twice in the months leading up to the AP exam. He had a heart attack while teaching night school but ignored doctors' orders to rest and was back at Garfield the next day.

The Advanced Placement program qualifies students for college credit if they pass the exam with a score of 3 or higher. For many years it was a tool of the elite; the calculus exam, for example, was taken by only about 3 percent of American high school math students when Mr. Escalante revived the program at Garfield in the late 1970s.

Trying AP exams
In 1982, a record 69 Garfield students were taking AP exams in various subjects, including Spanish and history. Escalante's calculus students took their exam in May under the watchful eye of the school's head counselor.

The results, released over the summer, were stunning: All 18 of his students passed, with seven earning the highest score of 5. But the good news quickly turned bad.

The Educational Testing Service, which administers the exam, said it had found suspicious similarities in the solutions given on 14 exams. It invalidated those scores.

Vindication came in a retest. Of the 14 accused of wrongdoing, 12 took the exam again and passed.

After that, the numbers of Garfield students taking calculus and other Advanced Placement classes soared. By 1987, only four high schools in the country had more students taking and passing the AP calculus exam than Garfield.

This article appeared on page C - 6 of the San Francisco Chronicle


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Former Jesuit Discusses Using Ignatian Discernment as a Congressman

US Representative Anh "Joseph" Cao (R-LA) recently spoke with National Jesuit News about the process of discernment that he uses in reaching decisions as a US congressman, how those decisions are grounded in his background in Ignatian spirituality, and why he didn't choose the party line in voting for health care reform.

A Vietnamese-born lawyer, the first Vietnamese-American to be elected to Congress, and a former Jesuit seminarian, Cao is the current US Representative from Louisiana's 2nd congressional district and was the lone Republican congressman to vote for health care reform on November 7, 2009.

To read NJN's interview with Cao go to [National Jesuit News]


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Cry-Baby Congressmen/women; Shame on you!

"They called me the 'N' word".

"They spat at me".

"I received a life-threatening telephone call".

All these lame complaints from cunning, but childish Congresspeople become irrelevant when compared to the vast number of adolescents, children that are regularly bullied and abused in America's schools. How can these shrewd politicians pretend to be more "valuable" than the constituents they serve? How can they have the FBI, and the Capitol Police, etc., provide them with protection that our children don't get, or are able to receive?

How do you justify this disparity? Career political opportunists warrant iron clad protection? While school children have to rely on the PTA, 911, or face more hazing and violence?

Which brings to mind the latest case of school bullying which tragically led to 15-year-old Phoebe Prince's suicide in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Prosecutors launch criminal crackdown on mean Massachusetts teens



3 killed, 6 hurt in Washington, D.C. shooting

4 police officers injured in pursuit of suspect's vehicle; 3 arrested

updated 28 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - Three people were killed in a drive-by shooting that wounded six others in the nation's capital, officials said late Tuesday.

One shooting victim died at the scene in southeastern Washington, D.C., one was dead on arrival at the hospital, and the third died in the operating room, said Carolyn Hammond, spokeswoman for Washington Hospital Center. She said a fourth person was in critical condition late Tuesday.

The shootings of six men and three women happened about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area around the 4000 block of South Capitol Street, said D.C. Police Department spokesman Officer Hugh Carew. Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer says all were in their 20s and 30s, except for one teenager.

Police say three people have been arrested and a weapon was recovered. Police said they had no motive for the shootings is known.

Four D.C. officers were slightly injured while pursuing a suspect's vehicle into neighboring Prince George's County, authorities said.

The neighborhood is near a water treatment plant and sections of southeastern D.C. have problems with crime.