Sunday, August 31, 2014
By Byron York | August 31, 2014 | 11:45 am
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wave as they board Air Force One at Andrews Air...
In the past two weeks, President Obama has twice interrupted vacation and fundraising trips to take presidential planes to Washington for a brief period, only to turn around and fly back to his earlier location — once after just a few hours in the White House. Why the peripatetic travel schedule? Well, there was a wedding and a bachelor party involved — and an expensive mix of socializing, work, and vacation.
On Thursday, the White House announced Obama would travel to Westchester, N.Y., on Friday to attend a Democratic fundraiser. The president would then travel on to Newport, R.I., later in the day for another fundraiser. Then he would return to Westchester, where he would spend Friday night. On Saturday, Obama would attend the wedding of his personal chef and family friend Sam Kass and MSNBC's Alex Wagner at the tony Blue Hill at Stone Barns near Westchester. After the wedding, Obama would fly back to Washington.
On Friday, the White House abruptly announced a change in plans. Instead of overnighting in Westchester, Obama would fly from the second fundraiser in Newport back to Washington, where he would arrive at the White House a little after 11 p.m. Obama would fly back to Westchester 16 hours later, on Saturday afternoon, to attend the wedding.
Obama took what is known colloquially as "baby" Air Force One, comparable to a Boeing 757 commercial airliner. Figures from 2013 say "baby" Air Force One cost $42,918 per hour to operate, while the larger, Boeing 747 Air Force One cost $179,750 per hour to operate. However, newer reports indicate the big Air Force One now costs $228,288 an hour to operate, so it is likely that the (somewhat) smaller version costs significantly more than the 2013 figure, too.
So why make the schedule change, and incur extra, expensive time in the air, not to mention the even higher cost of all the support that goes into moving the president? Reporters wanted to know whether Obama's unplanned return to Washington had anything to do with conflicts in the Middle East and threats from the terrorist group ISIS.
"It is not specifically related to any sort of assessment or change in the terror threat that’s currently emanating from that region of the world," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. "Merely, this is an opportunity for the president — when he saw his schedule — decided that he'd rather just make the late evening flight back here home to the White House. He can sleep in his own bed, do a little work tomorrow, spend some time with his family, and then travel back to New York tomorrow evening to attend a private event."
Reporters wanted to know if "a little work" involved meetings at the White House to deal with world problems. "I don't know at this point of any specific meetings," Earnest answered.
Critics speculated the real reason for Obama's change in schedule lay in his disastrous news conference late Thursday afternoon, in which he declared "We don't have a strategy yet" for dealing with the growing strength of ISIS in Syria. After his unforced and revealing gaffe, the theory went, Obama wanted to look like he was working hard on world problems.
But there might be a simpler explanation: Obama swung back to Washington to give his family and a few friends a ride to the wedding on Saturday afternoon. "The first family emerged from the residence at 4:37 p.m.," said a White House pool report. "FLOTUS [First Lady of the United States], Sasha and Malia were wearing black dresses and POTUS was wearing a black suit and tie. Marine One was wheels up at 4:40 p.m. They are traveling to Westchester County, NY, and returning early Sunday morning. Valerie Jarrett and Kristin Jones, a FLOTUS aide, are traveling with the family."
After Air Force One landed in the Westchester area, the family headed straight to Blue Hill at Stone Farms, arriving a little after 6:30 p.m. (To call the place expensive is an understatement; a prix fixe meal and wine tasting go for $336 per person, but of course the wedding location was the choice of the bride and groom.) According to pool reports, the Obamas stayed six and a half hours at the wedding, leaving at 1:05 a.m. Then it was back to "baby" Air Force One, which took off for Washington about 1:30 a.m. The Obamas arrived at the White House by helicopter a little before three. "The first family entered the residence at 2:55 a.m., still wearing their dressy attire," said the pool report. "Valerie Jarrett and Kristin Jones followed them into the residence."
Nearly two weeks earlier, Obama included a brief trip back to Washington in his 15-day vacation on Martha's Vineyard. The quick return was announced in advance, leading to much speculation about why the president would fly back to Washington simply to "attend meetings at the White House," as a press statement had put it. Did he have some big announcement to make? Whatever the reason, the president, traveling with daughter Malia on board the big Air Force One, left Massachusetts at 11:15 p.m. on Sunday August 17, after a full day of golf, a concert, and dining out, arriving at the White House at 12:40 a.m. Monday morning.
On Monday August 18, the president met with his national security team and, later, with Attorney General Eric Holder. As he had in Massachusetts, Obama made a brief statement to the press in the late afternoon about the situations in Iraq and Ferguson, Mo. But there was no big announcement, no big news — and no explanation of why he had returned to the White House from Martha's Vineyard.
Then, at 6:30 Monday evening, Obama's motorcade began rolling to the event that was likely the main, unannounced reason he returned to Washington: Sam Kass's bachelor party. "In a demonstration of Mr. Kass’s closeness to the Obamas," the New York Times reported ten days later, "Mr. Obama spent five hours in Mr. Kass’s Logan Circle apartment last week — in the middle of crises in Iraq, Ukraine and Ferguson, Mo. — ostensibly celebrating the chef’s last week as a bachelor." By Tuesday afternoon, Obama was again on Air Force One, heading back to Martha's Vineyard.
All in all, it's been an active, odd-hours time for the military and civilian workers who help move the president from one place to another: a quick trip from Westchester to Washington to pick up the Obama family to head back to Westchester for a wedding; another quick trip from Martha's Vineyard to Washington for a bachelor party, and then back to the Vineyard. It's what happens when a busy social schedule mixes with the complexities, and expense, of presidential travel.
Of course, no one should begrudge presidential travel; it's part of the job. And it is necessarily expensive for a President of the United States to move from place to place. But in recent days, the combination of Obama's frenetic travel, for less-than-urgent reasons, and his admitted lack of a strategy for dealing with pressing national security issues, has underscored the impression of a president who is constantly in motion, but doesn't know where he is going.
Published on Aug 31, 2014
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Earlier today, a Libyan Islamic militant group said it had “secured” a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya’s capital city of Tripoli.
Now, a YouTube video has emerged that appears to show Islamic militia members inside a CIA residential annex that was abandoned when U.S. left the region a month ago due to escalating violence.
According the reports, the same Islamic militia is guarding the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, roughly a mile away.
Footage shows a large crowd of people inside the compound seemingly celebrating and jumping into a swimming pool.
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Have Obama's people called yet?
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At the height of the financial crisis, the White House frequently found itself turning to veterans of Goldman Sachs to tackle the emergency, leading to the firm’s nickname: Government Sachs. Of course this was no accident, as then-US Treasury secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. was a Goldman alum.
Now, with the spectacular initial failure of the healthcare.gov website having focused the White House’s attention on technology issues, the Obama administration is looking to another pool of private-sector talent—Google’s—for people willing to bring their professional expertise to new jobs with the government.
Megan Smith, a Google executive, is said to be the White House’s top candidate to serve as the country’s chief technology officer, replacing Todd Park, who has a healthcare information technology background and will work for the administration as an adviser based in Silicon Valley. Park recently helped bring another Google veteran, Michael “Mikey” Dickerson, to a new area of the executive branch, the US Digital Service.
Google’s expanding diaspora in Washington has sparked growing concerns about the company’s influence with government officials. Just as the Treasury Department’s actions in 2008 had implications for Goldman Sachs, many of the questions before federal agencies and lawmakers today, from net neutrality rules to the potential for regulating drone deliveries and self-driving cars, could be significant to Google’s businesses. Some of the ex-Googlers hired by the White House already have returned to the private sector; that’s understandable—not every recruit, especially those who left families behind in Silicon Valley, wants to make a lifelong commitment to Washington, or to the government’s pay scale—but the revolving door action makes critics all the more skeptical about the relationships between companies and federal offices.
She’s not part of the White House yet, but Smith would be the third person—and first woman to hold the title of US chief technology officer if she gets the job. Her ascension would represent a major milestone for women in the tech industry. Back at Google, Smith is vice president of Google’s X lab and played a key role in the development of Google Earth. Previously, she was the CEO of Planet Out, an online media company catering to gay and lesbian audiences.
Michael “Mikey” Dickerson
Dickerson—currently the administrator of the new US Digital Service—was pulled into public service when healthcare.gov, an integral piece of the Obamacare health insurance system, ran into trouble. At Google, Dickerson was a site reliability engineer and part of the team that helped Google’s servers run smoothly. His task now: work with the federal government’s IT teams to improve the functionality of government websites. He’s already made waves for turning the West Wing into a business casual zone. Administration officials probably don’t care what he’s wearing to the office so long as he prevents another healthcare.gov-style embarrassment from occurring.
Katie Jacobs Stanton
Before being lured back to the private sector in 2010 for a job at Twitter, Stanton was part of the White House staff as director of citizen participation, tasked with furthering engagement with the public through new media. (She then spent seven months at the State Department before going to Twitter, where she recently changed roles from vice president of international markets to VP of global media.) At Google, she managed products like Google Finance, Google News, and Blog Search, and was involved in new business development. Stanton helped develop Google Moderator, which allowed users to submit questions for the presidential debates when Obama was running in 2008. Stanton’s resume also includes a stop at Yahoo, and a fellowship at the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
McLaughlin, formerly Google’s head of global public policy, worked on Obama’s transition team in 2008 and 2009 and spent two years as the administration’s deputy chief technology officer. He advised the president on a wide range of topics, from cybersecurity and online privacy to entrepreneurship and the creation of open technology standards. In 2010, he was reprimanded for exchanging emails with former colleagues still at Google to discuss issues under his purview as a government official, in violation of the administration’s ethics rules. He left the White House the next year; now he’s a partner at the startup studio betaworks and is the CEO of Digg.
Although Wong (nicknamed “The Decider“) apparently has decided to leave the White House to return to her family in California, her background in internet law and privacy issues made her a strong pick as the administration’s deputy chief technology officer amid growing public concern over government data collection. Formerly the legal director at Twitter, she helped author a White House report on big data (pdf), which was released in May, and worked on policies regarding privacy and US intelligence. Not only was Wong a vice president at Google, she was deputy general counsel for the company, and testified before Congress (pdf) about Google’s adherence to privacy laws.
The former head of global development at Google.org, the company’s philanthropic arm, Shah served in the White House from April 2009 to August 2011 as head of the Office of Social Innovation, aiding nonprofits and entrepreneurs in tackling important social issues. Now she’s at Georgetown University, with the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation. Prior to working at Google, she was a VP at Goldman Sachs.
While Google’s chairman and CEO, Eric Schmidt, doesn’t have a formal position in the White House, he was a strong supporter of Obama’s in 2008 and his ties with the administration remain strong. He reportedly advised Obama’s 2008 campaign in the areas of tech and energy and was on hand again as an informal adviser during the 2012 race.
Speaking at a youth summer camp, Russian President Vladimir Putin also bragged about the country's nuclear capabilities. Putin went on to compare the Ukraine’s drive to regain control of its eastern cities to the Nazi siege of Leningrad in World War II.
BY Rich Schapiro
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Friday, August 29, 2014, 8:12 AM
Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2014, 12:04 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin, seen here at an earlier event, spoke of Russia being 'one the leading nuclear powers' during a speech at a youth summer camp.
Russian strongman Vladimir Putin delivered a provocative warning to his foes Friday: Don’t mess with us.
“Thank God, I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia,” a defiant Putin said in a fiery speech at a youth summer camp — of all places.
“I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers,” he told the children, gathered on the banks of Lake Seliger near Moscow.
The oft-bare-chested leader had some more chest-beating to do as the students sat in stunned silence.
“Russia is far from being involved in any large-scale conflicts,” Putin said. “We don’t want that and don’t plan on it. But naturally, we should always be ready to repel any aggression towards Russia.
“Russia’s partners,” he added, “should understand it’s best not to mess with us.”
It wasn’t Putin’s only eyebrow-raising remark.
He threatened to expand Russia’s military presence into the disputed and resource-rich Arctic region — a slap in the face to Canada.
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Putin (center) attends the Seliger 2014 National Youth Forum at the Seliger Lake, northern Russia, on Friday.
And the Russian leader, dressed casually in a gray sweater and light blue jeans, went on to compare Ukraine’s drive to regain control of its eastern cities to the Nazi siege of Leningrad in World War II in which 670,000 civilians died — a highly emotional touchstone for Russians.
The neighboring countries have been fighting since the Russians seized control of Crimea in March.
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“Small villages and large cities (are) surrounded by the Ukrainian army, which is directly hitting residential areas with the aim of destroying the infrastructure,” Putin said, according to Reuters.
“It sadly reminds me of the events of the Second World War, when German fascist ... occupiers surrounded our cities.”
Putin’s summer camp speech came a day after Russian troops marched into Ukraine in a new display of aggression.
Up to 5,000 Russian soldiers are believed to have entered eastern Ukraine — a dramatic escalation that has drawn swift condemnation from the West.
The simmering conflict has already claimed the lives of more than 2,000 people — and led to stiff economic sanctions against Russia.
President Obama and other Western leaders have condemned Russia.
Among the other developments Friday:
In its strongest plea for Western military help yet, Ukraine called for full membership in NATO.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen offered his support for Kiev.
“Despite Moscow’s hollow denials, it is now clear that Russian troops and equipment have illegally crossed the border into eastern and southeastern Ukraine,” Rasmussen said. “This is not an isolated action, but part of a dangerous pattern over many months to destabilize Ukraine as a sovereign nation.”
Putin, before appearing at the summer camp, called on pro-Russian separatists to free the Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by rebels in the eastern swath of the country.
But Putin went on to praise the rebels for “undermining Kiev’s military operation, which threatened lives of the residents of Donbass and has already led to a colossal death toll among civilians.”
The rebels have said they would allow the Kiev forces to retreat only if the government forces surrender their weapons.
The U.S., along with its European allies, sharply condemned Russia’s incursion into Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that Russian forces had entered his country and the military conflict was worsening after Russian-backed separatists swept into a key town in the east.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest dismissed the Kremlin’s denials over whether its forces are operating inside Ukraine.
“We have regularly marshaled evidence to indicate what exactly is happening, despite the protestations of the Russian government that for some reason would have us all believe otherwise,” he said.
“The fact is, those denials are completely without any credibility, and we’ve been pretty candid about that.”
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius lashed out at Putin, telling a French TV station that the European Union might hit Russia with more sanctions.
Pro-Russian separatists guard their position at Savur-Mohyla.
“When one country sends military forces into another country without the agreement and against the will of another country, that is called an intervention and is clearly unacceptable,” he said.
And German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he feared the crisis is spiraling.
“The border violations we are seeing — yesterday and even more so the day before yesterday — make us fear that the situation is increasingly getting out of control,” Steinmeier added.
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It's been 20 years since the advent of Sunday trading, but shopping on the 'day of rest' remains a contentious issue. Our writers report from either side of the divide.
Last updated: 29 August 2014, 08:58 BST
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It's been 20 years since the Sunday Trading Act gave shops in England and Wales the right to trade on Sundays.
Amid calls from retailers to further extend Sunday opening times, we asked a couple of our writers whether trading laws have ruined Sundays.
Here's what they said.
YES: Bring back the nothing days! - Carla Challis
Afternoon naps. Spending all day in your pyjamas. Crumpets by the fire. These are the things I remember about life before Sunday trading.
I miss those days of having no reason to leave the house. Days where you could legitimately sit on the sofa all day watching films because, hey, what else was there to do?
As a family, we’d all stay within the vicinity of the house and garden, a secluded little unit that was content to stay put.
We’d always have a roast dinner in the early afternoon. We'd then cuddle up on the sofa to watch You’ve Been Framed and finish off a thoroughly leisurely day with crumpets around the fire and an episode of London’s Burning.
Trading rules changed and my mum started working in our village shop.
Being part of a chain, it opened on a Sunday and, lo and behold, mum’s hours included working every single Sunday. (Which she still does, by the way.)
This immediately broke up our little Sunday fun day and put an end to our weekly roasts, the family games, and all the extended relatives popping in for a cuppa.
Sunday trading changed our family dynamics - one major part of our little four-fold was missing and it has never been the same since.
Bring back the nothing days, I say.
We have busy enough lives as it is, and with online shopping so easy and simple, surely we could have one day back.
Just one day to spend together without feeling guilty that we should be doing something else - like wandering aimlessly around a shopping centre in the muted knowledge that we've forgotten how to entertain ourselves.
NO: Why should Sundays lie fallow? - Michael Moran
Only those aged over the age of 50 can recall the stultifying dullness of Sundays before Sunday trading began.
When you have only two days off a week, and one of them is spent listening to the slow tick of the clock as you wait for it to be late enough to have a bath, that isn’t a weekend - it’s an endurance test.
A dwindling number of people still attend church services on Sundays, and good luck to them.
But even parishioners of the most verbose vicar can only fill an hour in church. Before Sunday trading, the rest of Sunday would yawn emptily, waiting for the decent telly to start up again in the evening.
In 2014, we live a 24/7 existence. There are people delivering our shopping at 8pm in the evening. There’s rolling news on TV at all hour of the day or night. Some kindly soul is updating our favourite website so there’s always something new and diverting to look at.
And when do these van drivers, newsreaders, and website-updaterers get to do their own shopping? Or, indeed, muck about on the internet?
A civilised society offers its bounty to all its citizens, not just to the ones who are lucky enough to keep regular hours.
For people who work a six-day week, making it impossible to shop on Sundays is a genuine inconvenience.
For Britons who keep their own Sabbath on Friday - or Saturday - it’s just confusing and weird for us to insist on letting Sunday lie fallow.
And for people like me, who remember The Navy Lark and Jimmy Clitheroe, the demise of Sunday trading would be an unwelcome voyage back into a cruelly boring existence we thought we’d left behind for good.
Over to you: should shopping and Sunday go their separate ways? Share your thoughts below!
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Published: August 29, 2014 11:15 PM
The Providence Journal / Steve Szydlowski
President Obama greeted onlookers after arriving at T.F. Green Airport Friday evening on his way to a Democratic fundraiser in Newport.
By Tom Mooney
Journal Staff Writer
NEWPORT, R.I. — President Obama dropped into the City by the Sea Friday to spend a summer evening at a lavish seaside estate where he held company with members of the state’s top Democratic echelon and those willing to offer up as much as $32,000 to attend.
The fundraising event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee attracted about 60 guests to Seafair, the rocky shoreline home of Richard Bready, former Nortek chief executive officer, and Betty Easton. And if any of the dinner guests took a particular shine to the Ocean Drive citadel as they enjoyed their plates of prime sirloin and Maine lobster tails with local parsnip purée, it’s for sale. For $19 million.
RelatedAir Force One landed at T.F. Green Airport shortly after 6 p.m. from Westchester County, N.Y., where Mr. Obama had attended events for the Democratic National Committee. After accepting greetings from Governor Chafee, and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, he hopped aboard a helicopter for a short flight over Narragansett Bay, landing at 6:40 p.m. at Brenton Point State Park, where his motorcade whisked him to Seafair without experiencing the summer tradition of Newport traffic. (Air Force One left T.F. Green at 9:53 p.m.)
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In remarks to dinner guests crowded into a yellow-walled dining room at the fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, he faulted the Republican Party for congressional paralysis.
The president said that the reason Congress doesn’t function is because the Republican Party has been captured by an “ideological, rigid, uncompromising core that ignores science [and] isn’t particularly interested in facts or compromise.”
He added, “They are just interested in having their own way.”
The secret to better government isn’t complicated, he said: “We need a better Congress. If we create a Congress that just comes close to functioning,” the country would be much better off. In order to do that, the president said, “We need to get people to vote.”
At Seafair Friday evening, the president spent the first several minutes of his 15-minute talk to those seated at six round dinner tables recalling the accomplishments in his first six years, from the return-from-the-dead of the auto industry to health care for millions of Americans to a recovering economy. But the recovery has been much slower for “the working stiff” — the middle class that remains anxious and pessimistic, he said.
Congress needs to function better for Americans, and that can only be accomplished by electing better representatives. “We’ve got to restore in people that they have the power to move their government forward,” the president said.
Also with the president were Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the DCCC.
The guest list included Rhode Island’s entire Washington delegation — U.S. Senators Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives James Langevin and David N. Cicilline. Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed, and Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop also attended.
Reed said earlier Friday on CNN that he expected to talk to Mr. Obama during his visit to Rhode Island about foreign policy matters such as the Islamic State group, ISIS, in Syria and Iraq and the situation in Ukraine.
Reed said it was important that it become a regional effort dealing with ISIS and not simply the United States.
Reed called it “very challenging — this is a time where we have to be very careful, very thoughtful, leading to decision. I mean, this is not just putting things off, it’s making sure we make decisions based on fact and hard policy on the ground, not just our best wishes and thoughts and our ideologies and slogans.”
It was Mr. Obama’s first visit to Rhode Island since 2010, a visit that made national headlines even before the president’s plane touched down, when then Democratic candidate for governor Frank T. Caprio greeted the news that Mr. Obama would not be endorsing his candidacy that day with two resounding words: “Shove it.”
Mr. Obama said then that out of respect for Chafee, his friend and former Senate colleague, seeking the office as an independent, he would stay out of the race.
Caprio, who is running for general treasurer this year, had campaign stops in Providence and Johnston Friday night but “he wishes the president and Democratic Party a successful evening,” said his spokeswoman Patti Doyle.
Seafair has played host to many high-brow social gatherings, including Bready’s 60th birthday party in 2003, when 180 guests were treated to a concert by Elton John.
Bready, now 70, has been one of the state’s leading businessmen, political donors and philanthropists. He was a long-serving CEO of Nortek Inc., a publicly traded company that manufactures residential and commercial building products.
He retired in July 2011 after 36 years, and, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, received a $5.25-million severance, $1-million lump sum, and $750,000, in other compensation. He now serves as chairman of the board of trustees at Roger Williams University.
With reports from Linda Borg and Thomas J. Morgan
Faith and Works
10. God's Commandment-Keeping People
All heaven has been looking with intense interest upon those who claim to be God's commandment-keeping people. Here are the people who ought to be able to claim all the rich promises of God; who ought to be going on from glory to glory and from strength to strength; who ought to be in a position to reflect glory to God in the works that they do. Jesus has said, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 5:16).
We have received the rich blessing of God, but we must not stop here. We are to catch more and more the divine rays of light from heaven. We are to stand just where we can receive the light and reflect it, in its glory, upon the pathway of others. There has never been a time when we could feel more courage and confidence in the work than at the present time. There are many in our world who do not keep the commandments of God or make any profession of so doing, and yet they claim all His blessings. They are willing to accept and appropriate His promises without heeding the conditions upon which they are based. They have no right to the blessings they claim.
But why should not those who are keeping His commandments lay hold of the promises that have been given to the children of God? We can see Christ's righteousness in the law. In the cross of Calvary, "mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other" (Psalm 85:10). This is the blending that there should be in our work.
Truth and righteousness must be presented with the love of God as it was manifested in Jesus. What purity will then be seen! What a cleansing of every moral defilement will be shown to be necessary! Then, when this is done, the stubbornness of the will which has kept so many away from the light, as they behold the preciousness of the Redeemer, His mercy and pity, will all be melted away from their souls.
Every one of us must fall on the Rock and be broken. Will there be one who will retain his stubbornness? Will there be one who will cling to his self-righteousness? Will there be one who will not catch sight of the preciousness of Christ? Is there a heart here that will not be subdued by the love of Jesus? Will any retain one particle of self-esteem?
We need to come still closer to God. . . . Why is it that our hearts have been so insensible to the love of God? Why have we had so hard a judgment of our heavenly Father? From the light that God has given me, I know that Satan has misrepresented our God in every possible way. He has cast his hellish shadow athwart our pathway, that we might not discern our God as a God of mercy, compassion, and truth. This is why the iron has entered into our souls.
Then we have talked of the darkness that the evil one has cast upon us, and we have bemoaned our condition; and in so doing, we have only spread the shadow over other souls, and that which has injured us was an injury to them. As we have uttered our words of unbelief, others have been enshrouded in darkness and doubt.
We cannot afford to do this work. We thus put our kind heavenly Father in a false light. All this should change. We must gather up the rays of divine truth and let our light shine upon the darkened pathway of others. Heaven's light shines for those who will follow Christ, the light of the world. He says, "He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life" (John 8:12).
What kind of recommendation do you give to the world of the religion of Christ if you go repining and complaining and filled with sorrow? Those who keep the commandments of God should make it manifest that the truth is sanctifying the soul, refining and purifying the thoughts, and elevating the character and life. Christ has died that the moral image of God might be restored in our souls and might be reflected to those around us.
We need to drink deeper and deeper of the fountain of life. I hope that not a soul will be satisfied without making thorough work for eternity, and from this time on may it be seen, both by precept and example, that you are representatives of Christ. You may have a living testimony to bear: "Hear what the Lord has done for my soul." The Lord is ready to impart still greater blessings.
He permitted all His goodness to pass before Moses; He proclaimed His character to him as a God full of mercy, long-suffering, and gracious--forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin. Moses was to represent this character to the people of Israel, and we are to do the same.
We are to go forth to proclaim the goodness of God and to make plain His real character before the people. We are to reflect His glory. Have we done this in the past? Have we revealed the character of our Lord by precept and example? Have we not joined in the work of the enemy of souls and misrepresented our heavenly Father? Have we not been passing judgment on our brethren, criticizing their words and actions? Then the love of God has not been enthroned in our souls. Let us make a decided change.
Faith and Works, pp.59-61.
Published on Mar 26, 2014
https://www.facebook.com/Metro.Angels... The Great Controversy - The Two Beasts Unite The leaders of two of the world's superpowers, one political and the other spiritual, will meet in Rome today. As with any important international meeting, the media will focus on areas of conflict, and liberals and conservatives will try to spin the results to support their causes.
Conservatives will predict that President Barack Obama will get a tongue-lashing from Pope Francis on abortion and on the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Liberals will have Obama and Francis singing a duet. Vatican
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During the Second Vatican Council, Dr. Rivera was taken deep beneath the Vatican to the Secret Archives, where all the history of the world for the past 2000 years is stored. He was ordered to study the methods of infiltration and extermination used by Nero, Diocletian, Constantine, Dominic, Torquemada, and Loyola etc., in preparation for the Last Great Inquisition!! Dr. Rivera read many top secret documents that linked the Vatican to the creation of Islam and Communism etc.,etc.
Friday, August 29, 2014
March 14, 2013 | Filed under: Highlights,Life & Society,Top Stories,World | By: Heather Clark
As the conclave in Rome elected the first Jesuit pope to power yesterday, the move has turned the spotlight on the order of the Jesuits, and how the new pope may usher in the “new evangelization” of Christians and the world at large.
The History of the Jesuits
The Society of Jesus, which later became known simply as the Jesuits, was founded in 1534 by Ignatius Loyola, a Spaniard like Pope Francis. The mission of the organization was to spread Roman Catholicism throughout the world, and to protect the power of the pope and the practices of Roman Catholicism from the Protestant Reformation, so that the pope may remain God’s authority on the earth.
“That we may be altogether of the same mind and in conformity, …. if [the Church] shall have defined anything to be black which to our eyes appears to be white, we ought in like manner to pronounce it to be black,” Loyola wrote in Rules for Thinking with the Church.
Ignatius Loyola, the co-founder of the order of the Jesuits
The Protestant Reformation, which resulted in the counter-Reformation by the Jesuits, was sparked by a monk and scholar named Martin Luther, who served the Roman Catholic Church in Wittenburg, Germany. As Luther began studying the Scriptures after he was appointed to a Chair of Biblical Theology, he became consumed with a passion to discover what it meant to be a Christian. In the Catholic Church, he had seen men trying to earn their way to Heaven, but as he read the Bible, he realized that salvation was through faith in Christ alone.
“I think I’ve found the truth at last,” the classic film Martin Luther depicts Luther as stating to a Church official. “By faith man lives and is righteous, not by what he does for himself, be it adoration of relics, singing of masses, pilgrimages to Rome, purchase of pardon for his sins, but by faith in what God has done for him already through His Son.”
Following the revelation, Luther began to challenge the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church, compiling a list of 95 thesis where he asserted that Catholic doctrine contradicted the Scriptures. He was later summoned to appear before a meeting of the Church, and was declared a heretic and excommunicated.
As Luther began to spread the Gospel throughout Germany, and others joined in to take the Scriptures to the uttermost parts of the earth, decrying Catholic doctrine, the order of the Jesuits was also formed to spread Roman Catholicism. It soon became an effort to stop Protestantism and to take the world by storm for the Catholic Church.
“As the object of the society was the propagation and strengthening of the Catholic faith everywhere, the Jesuits naturally endeavored to counteract the spread of Protestantism,” the Catholic Encyclopedia outlines. “They became the main instruments of the Counter-Reformation; the re-conquest of southern and western Germany and Austria for the Church, and the preservation of the Catholic faith in France and other countries were due chiefly to their exertions.”
Loyola later composed the Jesuit constitution, outlining the laws, mindsets and behaviors that Jesuits are to follow, namely putting the pope first in all things. The nations that Jesuits converted were required to likewise submit to the authority of the Roman Catholic Church.
Jesuits in Modern Times and National Reaction to the Election of a Jesuit
Georgetown University’s Jesuit Residence
While the Jesuits are no longer seen as the army that they once were, their influence remains throughout the world, including through the educational system, which trains devout Catholics to infiltrate all of society by giving them the skills to work in a variety of fields.
“The Jesuit schools [of the 16th century] played an important part in winning back to Catholicism a number of European countries which had for a time been predominantly Protestant, notably Poland and Lithuania,” reports state. “Today, Jesuit colleges and universities are located in over one hundred nations around the world.”
Seattle University notes that it “is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States.” Other colleges and universities include Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio; Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana; the University of San Francisco in California; LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
The Jesuits also continue to be a highly evangelistic and missional sect that some believe are secretly pervasive in their spread of Catholicism. Many Catholic missionaries are sent throughout the world to convert the masses to the religion, and there remains contention with Protestantism as the Roman Catholic Church is referred to by some as the “only true Church.”
With the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the first Jesuit pope in history, a number of Jesuit organizations have enthusiastically applauded the move.
“It has been a truly historic day for the Society of Jesus as we learned that our brother, Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio, was selected to lead the Catholic Church as Pope Francis I,” Gregory F. Lucey of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities said in a statement following the announcement of the new pope. “As Jesuits, we emphasize social justice in our ministry, and we are gratified to have a leader who will continue to live out this mission on a global stage. We pray that the Pope’s grounding in Ignatian spirituality will guide him as he carries out this extraordinary calling to lead the Church of the 21st century.”
“The Jesuits of the New Orleans Province rejoice with the whole Church at the election of Pope Francis I,” stated Mark A. Lewis of the New Orleans Jesuit branch. “While none of us know him personally, we are pleased at his solidarity with the poor.”
Barack Obama also issued a statement yesterday regarding Bergoglio’s appointment.
“On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I offer our warm wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis as he ascends to the Chair of Saint Peter and begins his papacy,” he wrote. “Just as I appreciated our work with Pope Benedict XVI, I look forward to working with His Holiness to advance peace, security and dignity for our fellow human beings, regardless of their faith. We join with people around the world in offering our prayers for the Holy Father as he begins the sacred work of leading the Catholic Church in our modern world.”
Bergoglio’s Life as a Jesuit and His Possible Influence as Pope
Bergoglio serving in his capacity as cardinal.
As Jesuits take a vow of poverty, Bergoglio, who became a Jesuit in 1958 and was promoted in 1973, was stated to have lived very simply in Argentina, riding the bus to work and living in an apartment where he cooked his own meals. While he reportedly opposes homosexuality and abortion, he also has chastised the Church for being too strict in some areas.
“In our ecclesiastical region, there are priests who don’t baptize the children of single mothers because they weren’t conceived in the sanctity of marriage,” he once stated, chastising his priests. “These are today’s hypocrites. Those who clericalize the Church. Those who separate the people of God from salvation. And this poor girl who, rather than returning the child to sender, had the courage to carry it into the world, must wander from parish to parish so that it’s baptized!”
Bergoglio was also sued in 2005 after being accused of conspiring with the junta in 1976 to kidnap two Jesuit priests. He denies the allegations.
While it is unknown as to exactly how Bergoglio’s identification as a Jesuit will play out in his role as pope, his first speech to the people subtly referenced his Jesuit leanings.
“First and foremost, I would like to pray for our emeritus Pope Benedict XVI that Christ and the Madonna watch over him,” he stated, and again remarking, “Tomorrow, I want to go pray to the Madonna that she may protect Rome.”
According to reports, Jesuits refer to the virgin Mary as Madonna Della Strada.
Because of Bergoglio’s emphasis on Mary in his first speech, and making prayer to the Madonna one of his first acts as pope, some state that it is possible that he may seek to make Mary co-redemptrix as Pope John Paul II once did. The move would thus recognize Mary as a part of the redemption of mankind.
“The revered Mother of God, … joined … with Jesus Christ in one and the same decree of predestination … as the noble associate of the divine Redeemer,” Pope Pius XII once stated.
“He may resurface that attempt,” Mike Gendron of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries told Christian News Network. “If he goes this route and makes her co-redemptrix, it would be unprecedented.”
Dr. Terrence Tilley of Fordham University’s Department of Theology states that Bergoglio’s selection of the name “Pope Francis” might be telling.
“We don’t know what it means, but it certainly is the name of St. Francis of Assisi and Francis Xavier (the co-founder of the order of the Jesuits), both of whom were missionaries,” he said. “I think that makes a big difference and suggests that he is going to be strong for the new evangelization.”
“The goal of every pope has been to make the entire world Catholic,” he stated. “They’re into world dominion. … Their eschatology is that Jesus won’t return until the world is Roman Catholic.”
Already, some Protestants are embracing the Roman Catholic Church and the appointment of the new pope. As previously reported, Rick Warren, author of the best-selling book The Purpose-Driven Life and globally influential megachurch leader, was enthusiastic about the election of the new pope. Warren called for fasting and prayer this week for the cardinals that would be voting on the matter. After Bergoglio was appointed as successor, Warren Tweeted to his over 900,000 followers, “Welcome Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. You have our prayers.” He included the hashtag “habemus papum,” meaning “We have a pope!”
“No, Mr. Warren. Christians don’t have a pope,” remarked one reader. “YOU might have a pope, Mr. Warren, but followers of Jesus Christ do not!”
Many evangelicals have also been joining together with Roman Catholics in efforts such as 40 Days for Life, The Manhattan Declaration and the March for Life. Vatican-instituted holidays such as Lent are also increasingly being observed by Protestant churches nationwide, as well as other days marked on the liturgical calendar.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014 7:42
(Before It's News)
Expert, whistleblower Greg Evensen joins the Gianluca Zanna radio show to talk about the unfolding US police state, confirmation received from State Troopers of Russian spetsnaz in America at the request of FEMA and confirmation of foreign governments agents from around the world BLENDING INTO our own government so that when the final transition to a world government is made, it will be made seamlessly.
The first 8:30 of this video are an introduction of Greg followed by news on the unfolding dictatorship in America and the govts preparation for war upon Americans. The conversation shifts to the Russians ALREADY HERE in America after the 8:30 mark as Greg shares with us what the NWO has planned as this next stage of the ‘New World Order’ unfolds.
P.S. I am a pacifist and I do not promote the use of firearms whatsoever; Yet, I post this to provide this information for an educational purpose.
Posted on May 8, 2014
The flag of Moscow, in the Russian Federation, is a dark red banner of arms charged as the arms of the city in the center.
It displays Saint George wearing armor and a blue cape with a golden lance in his right hand riding on a silver horse.
He is shown stabbing a dragon with the lance.
The legend in which the flag came from originated in the Golden Book.
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Moscow, Russia is located on the 55th degree latitude North.
Beijing, China is located on the 39th degree latitude North.
Both cities are the national capitols of the two world super powers about to invade and carve up the UNITED STATES and CANADA.
The globalists just had their coven’s birthday on May 1st, the year being 1776, Bavaria (Germany).
That’s 24+100+100+14 years to prepare for WW3.
The American prophet ALBERT PIKE writing for the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, one spider thread of the world wide web of Luciferian deception, wrote in the early 1870s that they, the global coven of Satan worshippers would stage three world wars.
There are THIRTEEN global BLOODLINES of the Illuminati (that’s the Illumined Ones, as in being human worshippers of the Angel of Shining Light, Lucifer, Satan, the Devil, the Serpent or the Dragon).
Only one is Asian, that’s the Li (Chinese) family; all the rest are white, Aryan in origin.
So the globalists as Satanists stage their events that are to bring the masses to their knees under a one world government and one world religion (Satanism) using numerology, astrology and the tenets of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Nordic mythology.
That’s why Russia’s capitol has good vibrations in terms of the globalists’ voodoo,—-it is on the 55th parallel because 5 is the Illuminati’s sacred number and equates to DEATH.
The Washington Monument (the big ----) measures 555 feet and 5 inches.
Five 11s is very significant in terms of the Baphomet Goat god’s horns (duo).
Beijing’s location has potent evil MOJO on it because it is located on the 39th parallel or a trio of 13s.
Thirteen truly is a BAD LUCK number in terms of Christians (it means rebellion against God) and that’s why the globalists staged WW2 to start in the 39th year of the 20th century which equates to a TRIO or trinity of 13s which means HIGH rebellion against the Creator God of the Bible and His Son Jesus Christ.
If you google for an image of the flag of Beijing, one just gets copies of the red five star flag of China.
However one unique posting had a kind of stick man symbol which hosted the AZURE DRAGON OF THE EAST in its midriff.
So to get more realistic in my discussion about the dynamics of the coming WW3 theatre to be played out in North America SOON, the prophets of doom are close to right but not quite.
China apparently owns most of the American national debt but really this fact is fiction based on the global BANKSTER POKER GAME since the globalists created in 1913 the U.S. Federal Reserve which is neither federal nor is it a reserve but it is a cabal of pirates of the seven seas,—the undercover KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.
Remember watching the globalists-staged, e-Mein-Kampf, 2004 movie NATIONAL TREASURY?
The U.S. Federal Reserve is the big RAPIST of the finances of the American sheople to date.
So if THEY want to give China the hard asset resources of the United States of America, I guess that’s what it will appear to be.
The Chinese however in the ROUND TABLE KNIGHTS of KING ARTHUR COVEN CONTROL game, they do NOT factor in, when it comes to owning the occult COLUMBIA (the name the globalists call the United States).
The British lords and ladies of this Round Table in the 1800s financially RAPED the vastly rich in human and hard asset resources, CHINA via the OPIUM WARS.
It was a game of deception and manipulation and the British Dalmatian (note the black spots on the white coat which is synonymous to double cross) won against the Asian fox.
They even had double agent drug pushers planted in their famous British Protestant CHINA INLAND MISSION efforts to China in the 1800s.
There was a reason the Chinese murdered white missionaries in the Boxer Revolution of 1900.
Remember the way the globalists TAVISTOCK-programmed the New World populations was by getting control of the political, religious, educational, commercial, media/social-networking/entertainment, military and medical systems BEFORE the 20th century.
And so these rich bankster globalists bought up the publishing houses and the media companies and made sure that their LIES laced with some truth was taught in the schools and universities of Canada and the United States along with having major influence on the news, hence on the coffee shop talk.
It is called LAUNDERING HISTORY AND SCIENCE to the masses, the dumb ass masses or the gentiles, or the cattle or the profane to the elitists.
And I won’t make this a discussion about the rogue Jewish Zionists and those dam JESUITS.
They are all one and the same—they are Lucifer worshippers.
And according to Luciferian tradition it is all about LYING to the sheople and infiltrating them and SPYING on them.
That’s why must of the whistleblowers who get BIG on the net or in the media are generally CONTROLLED OPPOSITION.
They are the ones placed in the mind control games, to decoy the best and the brightest of the minds of the RESISTANCE.
But I am an independent thinker and I call it as I see it or as I am being given to see it.
The Zionists/Jesuits/Black Nobility or basically the globalist Satanists with the money & power staged for Russia to NOT become a first world power which would have happened based on her vast fossil fuel resources in the early 20th century and hence she was forced to become the beta test of the get RED COMMUNIST experiment.
Now it is North America’s turn to become the last and the greatest RED COMMUNIST state of earth’s history.
We SOON will become the most severe POLICE STATE/military putsch and untermenschen-extermination REGION in the world here in North America.
The Jesuits already have Catholic MEXICO under communist control and based on the lucrative cocaine and heroin trafficking rings there, involving the Middle East and Asian GOLDEN TRIANGLES and Colombia’s cocaine fields,—it is also a Satanic ritual abuse killing zone—lots of beheadings as a beta test for the United States of America.
China thinks she will gain easy control of the U.S. and Canada—but this is only a rouse—the British Dalmatian Cruella DeVille Queen Bitch has her tail in the air and the coital pheromones will lead the Chinese rats (to her) on the sinking ship titled COLUMBIA Mayflower to walk the plank into a watery grave.
DAVY JONES LOCKER.
Russia is the jewel of the white Aryan globalists since it appears the true father of Russia’s father Vladimir PUTIN, is actually British Prince Philip.
And Queenie wants her THIRTEEN COLONIES back under King Arthur who is modern day PRINCE WILLIAM (b. June 21st, 1982, induced to be born on the summer solstice) and whose biological father is PRINCE PHILIP as well.
And historically Asian Communists have NOT gotten along with the WHITE RUSSIAN Communists—BUT will only be used by the Russians to gain power over Canada and the United States.
Then they will follow their 1984 e-Mein Kampf movie plot RED DAWN—they will nuke China’s mega cities and China’s newly gained hold on the NEW WORLD will be broken.
TREASON is the only essence of the globalists and the politicians of the countries they want to de-nationalize for the sake of their ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT experiment are all treasonous pawns in this great end time chess board war game.
Do NOT trust your governments—they already have sold you THE CITIZENS to the gulags, to the FEMA medical experiment camps, and to be sacrificed to the devil in bloody beheading rituals in the village squares.
A Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn(b. 1918) who was my Russia-born father’s age peer but his junior by five years, warned the baby boomers of North America about their fate in his book, The Gulag Archipelago (“The Soul and Barbed Wire”).
The above pic shows Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Aleksandr Isayevich[a] Solzhenitsyn (/soʊlʒəˈniːtsɨn/;Russian: Алекса́ндр Иса́евич Солжени́цын, pronounced [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ɪˈsaɪvʲɪt͡ɕ səlʐɨˈnʲit͡sɨn]; 11 December 1918 – 3 August 2008) was a Russian novelist, historian, and critic of Soviet totalitarianism.
The socialist programming under British Tavistock CHANGE AGENTS who flooded Canada by the early 1900s (they were sent into the U.S. too but being a republic her truly Christian citizens resisted the programming significantly) have been successful TO DATE in creating a excellent communist model and the KINDER of generations X, Y and Z (still babies as of the 2014) are arrogantly disrespectful by and large of GOOD GODLY AUTHORITY in their lives—especially of aging parents and relatives.
They will betray wholesale their baby boomer grandparents and parents into the gulags and if they create a pre-industrial age in N.A. for a time—the new age computer generation will NOT survive where as their post-WWII relatives could have and KEPT THEM ALIVE TOO—but these pioneer bloodlines have been removed to the prison camps.
As to Canada where I write from—this nation is CURSED—it is already like Stalinistic Russia—there is no due process or justice or righteousness left in the legal/political leadership systems and the masses have learnt to pay bribes and tell lies to carry on with their perked life styles while blatantly ignoring the plight of the disenfranchised among them.
And some are the intelligentsia—like myself—assigned to house arrest in their religious communities where they go to church on Sunday but on Saturday, in some bush children by night are being raped, tortured and sacrificed to Satan.
The level of lawlessness in this north country under the spell of the wicked Queen of Naria is so great that Putin should be welcomed for he will be like a SAINT GEORGE riding his Cossack Steed, if they come through Russia-annexed ALASKA and through West Canada where I blog from,—on the way into northwestern Amerika.
Remember the flag of Moscow where Saint George is riding a white horse and dressed in a knight’s armor and his lance has pierced the dragon’s mouth which the warhorse is trampling under foot.
My elite Dutch bloodline father was born in 1913 May 2nd, about 60 miles north/north-east of the CRIMEA, which was then RUSSIA and it is very possible that his true biological father was Tzar Nicolas Romanov II.
This was the MOLOTCHNA area and it was about 1000 km south/south-west of MOSCOW; in the summer of 1912 the tsar was away from the city and travelling about in his country.
They called the boy baby with Danish blue eyes like the Tsar’s eyes, GEORGE.
Not unlike what Prince Will and Lady Kate, called their first born son to break the matrix,—GEORGE.
Our British Queen who just turned 88 on the ritual date of April 21, 2014, has ordered our national postal service for years what she wants for images on our Canadian stamps—and there have been many pictures of her as our dictator Queen (we are a constitutional monarchy with the emphasis on the latter).
In fact, her face has dominated our stamps from coast to coast for years.
And the other very dominating images for the past decade or so, have been the CHINESE Zodiac year of….images.
In 2013, we had to put up with entering any little postal outlet in the country with huge posters of Chinese serpents—that is huge green and red SNAKES because the British Queen was using Canadian stamps to honor the Chinese year of the snake.
In 2012, Canada Post put out stamps in honor of the Chinese YEAR OF THE DRAGON, which is Chinese astrology.
So how Christian is this Head of the Church of England Queen anyway?
It appears she is more Chinese than Canadian in her efforts to screw with Chinese ritual in this way using Canadian tax payer dollars.
It is like I can smell the pheromones of a snake but a snake in alarm and this should be YOU China—don’t trust the British, no matter how many stamps of deceitful honor they print off for you in our country.
In the summer of 1978, I was a naturalist at a provincial park in Western Canada and a large, colourful bull garter snake slithered across the hot sand in front on me on summery Sunday.
On impulse I picked it up right behind its head and it let off pheromones of alarm that smelled like ROTTEN EGGS or sulfur.
In 2013, almost everytime I entered our local Canada Post office, I recoiled inwardly as my eyes were forced to behold the huge red and green snakes on the postered wall—and I could smell the sulfur of demonic deception.
In 2014, Canadian stamps are honoring the Chinese YEAR OF THE TIGER.
mmm…does this mean the dragon has shape-shifted into a tiger, who is now ready to spring and tear apart the unsuspecting lambs grazing on the Western Canadian plains this summer of 2014?
However the GREAT WHITE BEAR OF THE NORTH, Russia is awake and vigilant with the more likely Asian ally being JAPAN!
Yes, Japan will always war against China and Japan has one last fight to settle with the freemasonic American white leadership for needlessly nuking her two cities in the summer of 1945 and for the three year ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster (a Mossad/CIA inside job—of mini-nuking the plant so it wasn’t the earthquake & tsunami which did the damage, it was the cover up for the planted nukes inside the plant).
I don’t think our British Queen and her JESUIT overlords as well as her Jewish Zionist Rothschild London banksters much like JAPAN either.
So even if Russia and China collaborate momentarily to stalk and take down the North American fawn this summer of 2014,—Russia will jackal China out of the prize feast in the end.
Prior to writing this blog and I just began with the idea that dropped in my head and it was MOSCOW, i had read about a man’s dream posted on Steve Quayle Dreams and Visions.
In his dream, he saw a 30 foot treehouse and around the tree a huge sleepy-looking puthon had wrapped its thick body and its eyes were watchful.
Then the man saw a TIGER about to spring but the tiger appeared to slow and the man knew he could out manoeuver him.
However, than a raging BEAR appeared on the scene and the man knew, he could not get away and he woke up!
When reading about the content of his May 1/14 dream and his interpretation, I didn’t know then that 2014 was in Chinese astrology the year of the TIGER.
Please understand no matter how sordid the satire I use gets here to get my point across, that I have deep respect for the sovereign rights of every man, woman and child on Planet Earth, no matter what their race or color.
The Asian peoples have been abused since isolationism became impossible since the 1500s or the staged REFORMATION,—by EUROPEANS (and European bloodlines so that includes Russia and East Europe) first and then their MASONIC WEST which is us here in North America.
I believe however that the JAPANESE race is not fully ORIENTAL in their origin (or not at all) and I think the Illuminati who obsess over global bloodlines and family trees know this.
In fact, the Japanese are known to have WHITE SKIN and not the “yellow” skin which compares to the light olive-colored people of India and the Middle East, the land of the Arabs.
The Japanese have the fighting warrior spirit of the APACHE Indians of the Southwest of the United States of America.
They could have crossed the Pacific and landed in California and moved inland westward and then began the Apache race in the NEW WORLD.
The Japanese Yakuza (mafia) may be the most intelligent secret self-appointed services in the world,—and the most guerrilla wily at the global game.
They are not to be underestimated because of their population size and the WHITE ARYAN globalists including the possessed territorial serpent-like Catholic Jesuits, who know this and in the end the JESUITS will not win in being able to destroy Japan and her people.
And the Jesuits along with the Zionist Jews and elite European freemasonic nobility have been behind every evil government here in the NEW WORLD.
In fact Japan’s possible first cousins, the Apache Indians out did the American Calvary severely via guerilla warfare until they got wise and threw out the British method of military manoeuvering OUT IN PLAIN SIGHT.
The Apaches taught white men the art of COVERT WARFARE.
So these ancient bloodlines are ahead of the game and they threw the Jesuits off their island a few centuries ago—so I vote for the JAPANESE, not the rogue Jacque DeMolays, knowns as sodomites and Satanists.
And one more divergence here, it applies to what the globalists wanted to reveal about their PLANS via the FLAG OF MOSCOW and it was on the 100 ruble note that Vlad’s Bank of Russia released on October 29, 2013 (84 years after the 1929 NY Stock Market Crash which was staged),—and 100 days before the 2014 Winter Olympic games began in his country.
The ruble has the American flag in the background draped over the mountains and there is an expert snowboarder in the foreground with a checkered black-and-white flag flowing downward near by him.
The checkered flag is also at the start point of the track, at the top left corner of the bank note.
The big RED plus sign or cross could stand for the Britsh Knights Templar or for England’s flag.
It appears the FIRE BIRD or the Olympic Torch or the Eternal Flame (of the Illuminati) is left behind in the mountains and its flames are being blown towards the American flag.
The winter athlete is in the air triumphant in flight and he looks like he is hovering over a satelite image of the earth which looks like a circular race track or cell with a striated muscle cell wall.
There is definitely double speak Illuminati code in the bank note’s imagery.
The logo for the BANK OF RUSSIA is a double headed eagle but which is also like the Roman god JANUS—one head is pointing to the left and the other to the right.
Or one head is looking to the past and the other head is looking to the future.
Or one head is looking EAST and the other head is looking WEST in terms of territorialism.
Hence there is more power in this eagle than Amerika’s single-headed-eagle emblem.
On the flag of Moscow, SAINT GEORGE dressed up as a knight is riding a SILVER horse and the lance in his hand is made of GOLD.
Hence Russia will be granted control of the world’s monetary system (the silver and gold) for a time by the Aryan globalists, and the imagery clearly shows that the Russian knight has speared the DRAGON in the mouth and his horse is tramping it as well.
So if the DRAGON in this flag’s imagery represents China, that means the globalists will not allow China to take possession of the hard asset wealth of AMERIKA or Canada (don’t trust Queenie, oh China, don’t forget the Opium Wars).
China will only appear to be taking control of Amerika’s wealth as a payment for buying her astronomical national debt.
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“Out of the cities; out of the cities!”—this is the message the Lord has been giving me. The earthquakes will come; the floods will come; and we are not to establish ourselves in the wicked cities, where the enemy is served in every way, and where God is so often forgotten. The Lord desires that we shall have clear spiritual eyesight. We must be quick to discern the peril that would attend the establishment of institutions in these wicked cities. We must make wise plans to warn the cities, and at the same time live where we can shield our children and ourselves from the contaminating and demoralizing influences so prevalent in these places.—Life Sketches, 409, 410 (1906).
Country Living, pp. 31,32
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The test was aborted by the Pentagon to 'ensure public safety'
Tuesday 26 August 2014
An experimental hypersonic weapon developed to reach targets anywhere in the world within an hour has been destroyed by the US military four seconds after its launch for “public safety”.
The test in Alaska in the early hours of Monday morning was aborted after controllers detected a problem with the system, the Pentagon said, and the launcher is believed to have detonated before the missile was deployed.
Witnesses watched the rocket lift off at around 12.30am local time, before quickly turning nose-down and exploding, KMXT radio reported.
Scott Wight, who photographed the explosion from Cape Greville in Chiniak, about 12 miles from the launch site, described the explosion as quite loud and frightening, with a fire afterwards that burned brightly.
The weapon travels at several times the speed of sound and can reach speeds in excess of 3,500 miles-an-hour, or Mach 5.
It is part of a programme aiming to create a missile able to hit anywhere on Earth within an hour of getting data and the permission to launch.
The hypersonic weapon, which could look similar to this Falcon HTV-2, could strike anywhere in the world within 30 minutes of launch. No one was injured during the failed test at the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska but the facility was damaged as debris from the missile fell back to earth.
“We had to terminate,” a spokesperson for the US Defence Department said.
“The weapon exploded during takeoff and fell back down in the range complex.”
Some analysis see the development as a counterpoint to the growing development of ballistic missiles by Iran and North Korea but others say it is part of an arms race with China, which tested a hypersonic system in January.
Riki Ellison, founder of the Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance, said he did not think Monday's failure would lead to the programme's termination.
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"This is such an important mission and there is promise in this technology," he added, saying a computer fault was to blame for the failure.
James Acton, a defence analyst at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said the Pentagon had never been clear about its plans for the weapon, with some viewing it as an effective tool against terrorists and others seeing it as a “deterrent” for Iran and North Korea.
While hypersonic weapons are unlikely to be used for a decade, he said the fact that Washington and Beijing were both testing the weapons indicated there was a real potential for an arms race.
The system, known as the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon, was developed by the Sandia National Laboratory and the US Army.
It includes a glide body mounted on a three-stage booster system known as STARS, for Strategic Target System.
In a previous test in November 2011, the craft successfully flew from Hawaii to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands and it was supposed to reach the Kwajalein Atoll from Alaska on Monday.
Additional reporting by Reuters and AP