"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." Benjamin Franklin
Apr 18, 2013
Oklahoma earthquake surge reveals previously unknown fault line, state agency trying to connect dots
day after 10 mid-scale earthquakes rocked central Oklahoma, a series of
smaller quakes shook the area Wednesday, with more likely to come. The
survey reports the earthquakes have occurred along a previously unknown
fault. The agency also predicts the quakes aren't over. No injuries
have been reported as a result of any of the quakes, but the recent
surge has clearly gotten the attention of government officials.
North Korea Worries Israel
officials note there is strong evidence that the two rogue nations have
been clandestinely working together to develop nuclear warheads for
over a decade. Security analysts warn that if the United States becomes
embroiled in a new war with North Korea, it might prod Tehran to order a
massive rocket strike upon Israel.
US to deploy 200 troops to Jordan to curb Syria violence - Hagel
Wednesday statement came from US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in
Congress. He said the deployment will assist the efforts to contain
violence on the Syrian border, as well as set the groundwork for
combating any perceived threats of chemical weapons use in Syria.
China pulls back curtain on expanding massive military might, revealing in defence report it was 1.4 million members
People’s Liberation Army, or PLA, has some 850,000 service members
spread across seven regional commands, according to the defence report
issued Tuesday. The navy and air force have 235,000 and 398,000 service
members respectively. The paper also alludes to China’s powerful Second
Artillery Force. Described as “the country’s core force for strategic
deterrence,” it oversees China’s nuclear arsenal and is tasked with
“deterring other countries from using nuclear weapons against China.”
Assad Claims West Is Backing Al Qaeda Rebels
The leader accuses the West of backing al Qaeda militants in the Syrian civil war and warns it will come back to haunt them.
Obama Throws Tantrum over Gun Control Defeat
lashed out defiantly and viciously at political opponents who defeated
his efforts to expand federal gun regulations today. The failure
brought an end to four months of fervent campaigning by the president
during which he used the Newtown disaster--or, in the eyes of many
critics, exploited it--to make an argument about the urgent need for new
laws, even if such laws would not have prevented the Newtown atrocity
Japan island rocked by over a dozen quakes
than a dozen earthquakes, one of them magnitude 6.2, rocked a volcanic
island south of Tokyo Wednesday, the national meteorological agency
There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage from any
of the quakes and no risk of a tsunami, the agency said. The biggest
tremor, with its epicentre located near Miyake Island some 180
kilometres (110 miles) south of Tokyo, was registered at around 5:57 pm
(0857 GMT), the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
No poultry contact in some Chinese bird flu cases : WHO
World Health Organization said on Wednesday that a number of people who
have tested positive for a new strain of bird flu in China appear to
have had no contact with poultry, adding to the mystery about a virus
that has killed 17 people to date.
Too soon for U.S. to declare oil independence
discovery of tight oil has been a confidence booster for the United
States, promoting talk of energy independence from the old, Saudi
Arabia-centred oil establishment, as well as reduced need for Canada’s
Iran and Oklahoma: Earthquakes 11-17 April 2013
week of 11-17 April was one with a significant level of seismic
activity. A total of 33 earthquakes of at least magnitude 5 (≥M5.0)
appear on the United States Geological Survey’s real time earthquake
5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes China, 9 injured
5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China’s Yunnan Province
today, leaving nine persons injured.
The epicentre of the quake, that struck the Dali Bai Autonomous
Prefecture in the province at 9:45 am, was located in the border area
between Eryuan and Yangbi counties, with a depth of 11 km.
Rep. Lamar Smith: Immigration Bill 'Worse Than We Thought,' Legalizes Relatives and Previously Deported
Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said today that the Senate immigration bill is
even worse than feared, since it legalizes illegals' relatives and even
those previously deported:
"It's hard to believe, but the Senate immigration bill is worse than we
thought. Despite assurances, the border is not secured before almost
everyone in the country illegally is given amnesty.
China angered by Japan's increased jet scrambles
on Thursday accused Japan of raising regional tensions with its...use
of fighter jets to monitor Chinese aircraft that approach... islands
claimed by both countries.
The remarks from Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying came one day
after Japan's Defense Ministry said it dispatched fighter jets in
response to Chinese planes 306 times during the 12 months through March
2013, up from 156 the previous year.
Boston Bombing Culprits Identified?
briefing on Boston bombings postponed. The FBI said it “needs more time
to prepare” before speaking to the media. Struggling to get their
narrative straight in the aftermath of numerous men with backpacks being
Photos collated on the 4chan website show numerous images of suspicious
individuals wearing large backpacks present at the scene of the Boston
China pig and dog deaths prompt probe into factories
Chinese village has closed nearby chemical plants after hundreds of
pigs and dogs died mysteriously, sparking fears among local residents.
A total of 410 pigs and 122 dogs were found dead in Dongtun village in
Yanshi city, Henan province, officials said.
The deaths were not caused by an epidemic or the new H7N9 bird flu
strain, and nearby chemical factories were being investigated, they
North Korea lists terms for talks with US and S Korea
Korea has said it is ready to talk if UN sanctions against it are
withdrawn and the US and South Korea put an end to joint military
The conditions for dialogue were outlined in a statement from the
North's National Defence Commission and carried on official news agency
But South Korea's Foreign Ministry brushed off the North's demands,
calling them "incomprehensible".
Obama attacks senators who rejected gun sale checks
Barack Obama has lashed out at senators who blocked a bipartisan plan
to support expanded background checks on firearms.
"This was a pretty shameful day for Washington," Mr Obama said at the
White House. "But this effort is not over."
The plan was blocked on a 54-46 vote, six votes short of the 60-vote
hurdle needed to clear the chamber.
Bundesbank chief: Eurozone crisis could last 10 years
central bank chief Jens Weidmann has said the eurozone crisis may take
ten years to overcome, just as top euro officials claimed their response
to the crisis is working.
"Overcoming the crisis and the crisis effects will remain a challenge
over the next decade," Weidmann told Wall Street Journal in an interview
published on Wednesday (17 April).
PM: Israel ready to defend against Syrian WMDs
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the BBC on Wednesday that Israel is
prepared to defend itself should Syrian President Bashar Assad's
chemical weapons and anti-aircraft weapons fall into the wrong hands.
"The main arms of concern to us are the arms that are already in Syria -
these are anti-aircraft weapons, these are chemical weapons and
other...dangerous weapons that could be game changers," he said in an
interview with the BBC.
Stephen Hawking: So here's how it all happened without God
a speech in Pasadena, Calif., the famed physicist wonders what God was
doing before the universe was created and says he's grateful that he
wasn't subject to a church inquisition.
Al-Assad to Western nations: Syrian rebels will turn on you
President Bashar al-Assad warned Western nations against supporting
rebel groups battling his armed forces, predicting the militants will
one day strike against the United States and others.
In an hourlong interview with Syria state TV network al-Ikhbariya,
al-Assad claimed the West is supporting al Qaeda sympathizers in Syria
as he says they did during the Libyan uprising.
'Like a nuclear bomb': Deadly fertilizer plant blast devastates Texas town
full extent of the devastation will have to wait until the light of day
Thursday. But residents of the small Texas town of West already know
what to expect.
"There are a lot of people that got hurt," West Mayor Tommy Muska
forewarned Wednesday night. "There are a lot of people that will not be
North Korea demands end of sanctions if U.S. wants dialogue
Korea offered the United States and South Korea a list of conditions
for talks, including the lifting of U.N. sanctions, signaling a possible
end to weeks of warlike hostility on the Korean peninsula.
USPS losing $25 million daily with ‘broken business model’
U.S. Postal Service could become “a significant burden to the taxpayer”
if it does not get needed flexibility to change its business
operations, Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told Congress
April 16. 2013
The Goal Is To Destroy All Constitutional Culture
time a smaller attack on liberty is exposed or openly announced by the
cult of statism, elitists invariably respond with a false face of
rationality and common sense. They claim that they respect the line.
They claim that they will take only the minimum. They claim that they
are pursuing only a reasonable compromise.
Series of earthquakes shakes Oklahoma
magnitude-4.3 earthquake shook Oklahoma early Tuesday, the United
States Geological Survey reported.
The quake struck at 12:56 a.m. local time (1:56 a.m. ET) around 30 miles
northeast of Oklahoma City. It was measured at a depth of 3.1 miles,
the USGS said. A small earthquake of magnitude 3.0 preceded the
temblor, and two small tremors with magnitudes of 2.8 and 3.3 rattled
nearby within 20 minutes of the initial quake.
Saudis shudder over Boston report
news channel Al-Arabiya interviews a Saudi student in Boston who
reports that “100,000 Saudis in the US shuddered” as they read the news
in The New York Post that a Saudi man was being interrogated on
suspicion of involvement in the blast.
Police Identify Saudi Muslim Terror Suspect In Boston Bombing
have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston
Marathon bombings, The Post has learned. Law enforcement sources said
the 20-year-old suspect was under guard at an undisclosed Boston
hospital. It was not immediately clear why the man was hospitalized and
whether he was injured in the attack or in his apprehension. The man
was caught less than two hours after the 2:50 p.m. bombing on the finish
line of the race, in the heart of Boston.
Strong 8 magnitude quake hits Iran
strong 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck Iran, near the border with
Pakistan, at 10:44 GMT on Tuesday at a depth of 73 miles, The US
Geological survey said.
IRS remains mum on taxpayers' e-mail privacy rights
IRS is not answering questions about internal documents showing the
agency believes Americans have "generally no privacy" in their e-mail,
Facebook chats, and Twitter direct messages.
Foreign holdings of U.S. debt at all-time high
Treasury Department said Monday that foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury
securities increased 0.3% in February from January to a record $5.66
trillion. It was the 14th straight monthly increase.
Panic selling triggers biggest gold price drop in 30 years
further sharp drop in the price on Monday after Friday’s losses took
gold to two-year lows, prompting calls of end to the metal’s “era” after
a spectacular 12-year bull run.
New case of bird flu in China as death toll rises to 14
new case of bird flu in China's capital, a 4-year-old boy who displayed
no symptoms, is adding to the unknowns about the latest outbreak that
has caused 63 confirmed cases and 14 deaths, health officials said
Graphic: The Boston Marathon Explosions
At least three dead, 144 injured as two bombs hit Boston Marathon finish line.
Boston Marathon bombs: Muslim extremist 'happy' about US attack
head of an extremist Jordanian Muslim Salafi group has said that he was
"happy to see the horror in America" after the explosions in Boston.
..."Let the Americans feel the pain we endured by their armies occupying
Iraq and Afghanistan and killing our people there," he said early on
Broad risk flight; gold eyes worst two days since 1983
headed for its biggest two-day drop in 30 years on Monday and oil,
copper and grains prices also tumbled as investors fled most financial
markets after disappointing Chinese economic data...
With U.S. stocks on...first two-day losing streak in a month and
Treasuries prices near flat, few assets appeared to be taking in new
money amid growing caution the world economy was headed for another
Blazar Markarian 421's flare-up is cosmic coincidence
skies are currently being flooded with the brightest display of gamma
rays - the Universe's highest-energy light - ever seen by astronomers.
The culprit is a staggering flare-up of Markarian 421, a "blazar" that
hosts a supermassive black hole.
By sheer coincidence, a programme to study it had just begun, so dozens
of the world's telescopes - from visible to radio to gamma-ray - were
Syria crisis: UN issues rare joint appeal for action
heads of five major UN agencies have issued a rare joint appeal to the
international community to do much more to end "cruelty and carnage" in
In a statement, the chiefs of the WHO, Unicef, Ocha, WFP and UNHCR urged
political leaders to use their influence to solve the crisis.
They said they were appealing for "something more important than funds".
EU to approve new banking rules including bonus cap
rules on bankers' bonuses and the amount of capital that banks must
hold as a buffer are expected to be approved by the European Parliament
The package has been agreed with EU governments and most of it is likely
to take effect on 1 January 2014.
The EU plans to cap bonuses at 100% of a banker's annual salary, or 200%
if shareholders approve.
S Korea in $15.3bn stimulus bid to spur economic growth
Korea is the latest Asian country to try and boost economic growth by
spending hard, unveiling a 17.3tn won ($15.3bn; £9.2bn) stimulus plan.
The funds will be used to help small and medium-sized exporters, create
jobs, boost a stagnant property market and cover a shortfall in tax
South Korea has been hurt by weak exports and subdued domestic demand.
China 'reveals army structure' in defence white paper
has revealed the structure of its military units, in what state-run
media describe as a first.
The army has a total of 850,000 officers, while the navy and air force
have a strength of 235,000 and 398,000, China said in its defence white
The paper also criticised the US's expanded military presence in the
Asia Pacific, saying it had exacerbated regional tensions.
Commission: €11bn extra or we could halt EU payments
EU would have to halt multi-billion-euro payments to the bloc's poorest
regions without an extra €11 billion for the EU budget, MEPs were told
Monday (15 April).
Speaking at a hearing of the European Parliament's budget committee in
Strasbourg, Polish budgets commissioner Janusz Lewandowski, admitted
that the the commission had "cashflow problems" and would struggle to
make cohesion payments in the second half of 2013.
Gantz: IDF can attack Iranian nuclear sites on its own
IDF has the ability to attack the Iranian nuclear sites without help
from other nations, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz told Israel
Radio in a lengthy interview aired Tuesday.
When asked if the IDF has the capabilities to attack alone in Iran,
Gantz answered "unequivocally, yes."
Officials: 144 injured, 3 dead, as two huge blasts rock Boston Marathon finish line
huge explosions rocked the Boston Marathon finish line at Copley Square
just before 3 p.m. today, killing three and injuring 144 at last count,
including several traumatic amputations on streets crowded with
runners, spectators and post-race partiers.
Many of those injured are children — including an 8-year-old killed in
the blast, the Herald has learned. Boston Police Commissioner Edward
Davis said tonight there is "no suspect" and the death toll is now at
April 15, 2013
2 killed as 2 bombs explode at Boston Marathon
bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday,
killing two people, injuring 23 others and sending authorities rushing
to aid wounded spectators, race organizers and police said.
Media-Enabled Psychopathic Elected Class Launches Full-On Assault
members of the psychopathic elected class get busy mixing campaigning,
legislating sop to their corporatist partners in crime, talking the
Constitution out of existence and expanding tyranny from that sewage pit
that is our Nation’s capital, the assaults on liberty can seem almost
dizzying. Their goal is to overwhelm your senses and hit you from all
sides, beating you down so that they can move the bar of tyranny
gradually but inexorably leftward. They are content with incremental
steps. They use gradualism in their self-created maelstrom of chaos.
coronal mass ejection (CME) swept past Earth on April 13th around 22:55
UT. The impact rattled Earth's magnetic field and induced electrical
currents in the ground around the Arctic Circle.
Key Parts of Tough NY Gun Law Begin
measures of New York's tough new gun law are set to kick in, with
owners of guns now reclassified as assault weapons required to register
the firearms and new limits on the number of bullets allowed in
The law violates the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens "to
keep commonly possessed firearms" at home for self-defense and for other
Turkey fears of Islamic challenge to secular state
pianist Fazil Say received a suspended 10-month jail term on Monday for
mocking Islam on Twitter. Secular Turks have become increasingly
concerned over what they see as the creeping Islamization of society.
Afghanistan: high expectations of record opium crop
years after the fall of the Taliban, Afghanistan is heading for a
near-record opium crop as instability pushes up the amount of land
planted with illegal but lucrative poppies, according to a bleak UN
The rapid growth of poppy farming as western troops head home reflects
particularly badly on Britain, which was designated "lead nation" for
counter-narcotics work over a decade ago.
Machin-Toomey Background Check 'Compromise' Regulates Transportation of Firearms, Ammunition
background check 'compromise' put forth by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and
Pat Toomey (R-PA) sets new rules for how individuals must transport
firearms if taking them from one place to another.
Doctor ‘beheaded’ 100 babies born alive during late-term abortions at clinic, former employee tells court
details of the work inside an abortion clinic — allegations of babies
born alive and then almost beheaded when their spinal cords were cut —
have been told to a Philadelphia jury.
This week, the “House of Horrors” murder trial of doctor Kermit Gosnell
heard from one of his assistants, who said on five occasions she saw
babies moving and breathing following abortions.
North Koreans among 40 dead at Iran nuke plant
bodies of 11 of the technicians and scientists are beyond recognition, a
member of the security forces at the facility told WND. According to
the source, 60 others are in critical condition and have been
transferred to the central base of the 27th Division of Mohammad Rassool
Allah. The base, between Tehran and Qom, is equipped with a modern
Iran warns of World War III
ratcheted up its vitriol against Israel and the United States over the
weekend, warning that an attack on the Islamic regime’s nuclear
facilities could lead to global war. The rhetoric eerily matched that
currently coming out of North Korea against its perceived enemies.
Peres: Peace to prevail by Israel's 70th birthday
do think that by the country's 70-year celebrations, there will be
peace. I want to hope. It is not just optimism," he told Ynet.
China H7N9 bird flu area spreads, two new deaths: govt (Update)
H7N9 bird flu spread west to the central province of Henan on Sunday,
as government websites and state media reported two deaths and 11 new
H7N9 Bird Flu Cases Jump To 60 In China; Shanghai Reports Two New Deaths
new cases of the deadly bird flu H7N9 were found in China today,
bringing the total in the country to 60, including 13 deaths, the
state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
NSA data center front and center in debate over liberty, security and privacy
miles due south of Salt Lake City, a massive construction project is
nearing completion. The heavily secured site belongs to the National
"The spy center" -- that's what some of the locals..., told our Fox News
team as part of an eight month investigation into data collection and
privacy rights that will be broadcast Sunday at 9 p.m. ET called "Fox
News Reporting: Your Secrets Out."
Pope picks cardinals to advise on Vatican reform
Catholic Church's new leader has appointed a group of top churchmen to
advise him on how to reform the Vatican's often arcane bureaucracy.
Pope Francis chose eight cardinals and a bishop who between them
represent nearly every continent, and only one of whom is currently a
The bureaucracy, or Curia, has been blamed for the Church's hesitant
response to sex abuse and other crises.
Chavez heir Maduro wins Venezuela presidential election
Nicolas Maduro, hand-picked successor of the late leader Hugo Chavez,
has won a narrow victory in Venezuela's presidential poll.
Mr Maduro won 50.7% of the vote against 49.1% for opposition candidate
Mr Capriles has demanded a recount, saying Mr Maduro was now "even more
loaded with illegitimacy".
'Turkey warns Israel against dirty bargaining'
officials are warning Israel that they should prepare to pay
substantial compensation to the families of victims who were killed on
the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla, and should avoid "horse trading or dirty
bargaining," Turkish Hurriyet Daily News reported Monday.
Abortion Doctor’s Murder Trial Sparks Media Debate
Some journalists are asking why the murder trial of a Philadelphia abortion doctor isn’t receiving more coverage.
Nevada buses hundreds of mentally ill patients to cities around country
the past five years, Nevada's primary state psychiatric hospital has
put hundreds of mentally ill patients on Greyhound buses and sent them
to cities and towns across America.
Syria conflict: Government air strikes 'kill 25'
least 25 people, many of them children, have been killed in two Syrian
government air strikes, activists say.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory For Human Rights (SOHR) said one strike
hit a rebellious Damascus suburb, killing at least nine children.
Bombs hit cities across Iraq, at least 11 killed
least 11 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Monday when
explosions hit cities across Iraq, including multiple attacks in Baghdad
and a suicide bomber in a car who targeted a police checkpoint,
Outrage after teacher assigns Nazi propaganda essay on why Jews were evil
New York state high school English teacher who asked students to
imagine they were Nazis and give reasons why Jews were evil could be
reprimanded or dismissed, a school district superintendent said on
Church of England cleric compares supporters of women bishops to Nazis
Rev Wallace Benn, the Bishop of Lewes, told the Reform conference of conservative Anglicans: “I feel very much increasingly that we’re in January of 1939. We need to be aware that there is real serious warfare just round the corner.”
Influential Theologian Troubled by Christian-Muslim Dialogue
“We don’t believe that Jesus Christ is our hero. We don’t believe that Jesus Christ is merely our prophet. He is Prophet and Priest and King,” Mohler said, according to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Towers news service. “He is the incarnate Son of God. He is the second person of the Trinity. He is the Lord over all.
Christians, Muslims Gather to Build a Common Future
Christian and Muslim leaders are gathered in Geneva for a high-level interfaith dialogue on how to build strong and sustainable relationships between the two groups and how the religious communities can use their resources to transform their communities.
Indonesian Volcano Spurs Evacuations of Refugees
Indonesia is evacuating more people from near Mount Merapi after the volcano had its biggest eruption yet. Government volcanologist Surono said the explosive eruption Wednesday afternoon lasted more than an hour and shot searing ashes kilometers (miles) into the sky.
Earthquake rattles Serbia
A moderate earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale struck Serbia early Wednesday, seismologists said,
Qaeda group in Iraq says Christians 'legitimate targets'
"All Christian centres, organisations and institutions, leaders and followers, are legitimate targets for the mujahedeen (holy warriors) wherever they can reach them," said the statement.
Terror Hits Greece, Germany, Iraq as US Votes; Bombs Kill 62
A wave of terror hit Tuesday in Iraq, Greece, and Germany, where officials discovered a parcel bomb at Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office as Americans went to the polls. At least 62 people died in a series of 10 bomb blasts at coffee shops and other public places in Iraq, two days after Al-Qaeda terrorists massacred 58 Christians in a Baghdad church.
Iran: Russia 'sold' us to Americans
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused Russia on Wednesday of "selling" Iran to its enemies, or the US, by canceling a deal to sell the Islamic Republic the S-300 missile defense system. Russia canceled the deal almost two months ago, despite having previously said new sanctions on the Islamic Republic did not apply to the sale.
Haiti wants major camp evacuated ahead of storm
It was the jewel of Haiti's post-earthquake recovery: an organized relocation camp with thousands of tents billed as hurricane-resistant, lined up in neat rows on graded mountain soil. Now, staring down an expected hit later this week from a hurricane, officials say Corail-Cesselesse is not safe. On Tuesday, the government advised the estimated 7,850 residents of its primary relocation camp to ride out the storm somewhere else.
What is Israel really doing about Iran?
In his final briefing to the Knesset as head of Military Intelligence, Amos Yadlin summed up the security situation on Tuesday, at the end of his five-year term, by saying the security front is unusually quiet and that Israel's intelligence coverage of its enemies has improved - but that the next war, if and when it erupts, will be worse than its predecessors, especially for the home front.
How will the Republican-controlled House affect U.S.-Israel ties?
The Republican's victory in the House of Representatives on Tuesday leaves many in Israel wondering whether President Barack Obama's stymied domestic agenda will encourage him to concentrate more on foreign policy, including the Middle East peace process. The Republicans are expected to take a tougher stance on Iran and put pressure on the Obama administration to be easier on Israel.
Israel halts 'dialogue' with UK over war crimes law
Israel is postponing "strategic dialogue" with Britain over defence and security issues, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said. The move is a protest over attempts to use British law to prosecute visiting Israeli officials for alleged war crimes, the spokesman added. The news comes on the first day of an official visit to Israel by the UK's Foreign Secretary William Hague.
Earthquake kills two in central Serbia
A moderate earthquake has hit central Serbia, killing two people and injuring at least 50 others. The tremor had a magnitude of 5.3 and its epicentre was near the city of Kraljevo, some 150km (94 miles) south-west of the capital. The quake struck at 0156 (0056 GMT), the US Geological Survey said.
Indonesia volcano Mount Merapi in new eruption
Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano has erupted again, with greater force than last week's eruptions in which 36 people died, reports say. Witnesses said lava and burning rocks were shooting from its crater. The exclusion zone has been expanded.
US Federal Reserve set for more quantitative easing
The Federal Reserve will announce later its plans to stimulate the US economy, with expectations high that they will feature the reintroduction of so-called quantitative easing (QE). Many analysts expect the Fed to start pumping around $500bn (£310bn) into the economy to boost the fragile recovery. The economy grew by an annual rate of 2% between July and September - not enough to reduce high unemployment.
'Israel won't get away with treatment of Palestinians'
A BBC interview with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was broadcast on Wednesday, in which he blamed Israel for the absence of peace in the region and told BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen that it is this lack of peace that is the real danger, and not any threat from Iran. "I think Iran has an influence, but I think the real danger lies in not acheiving a comprehensive peace," he said.
October 29, 2010
Black Gold Rush: Israel's oil find fuels Mideast tension
Recently discovered oil reserves in the eastern Mediterranean look set to become the latest point of tension in the troubled region. At least four major competitors are staking their claim. Israel, Lebanon, Turkey and Cyprus all want a piece, but with no clearly defined maritime borders, the fight could be lengthy, bitter... and even bloody.
Dead Sea Scrolls Go Public and Digital
The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) is cooperating with Google Israel on a huge project: the creation of an online digital library that will finally display the Dead Sea scrolls to the general public, more than 50 years after their discovery. The scrolls include all of the books of the Bible and date from the late Second Temple period.
Click here for Google translator
The rebel forces of Paul -- Ron Paul -- organize to resist John McCain
New Hampshire District Admits Ron Paul Votes Not Counted
The head clerk of the New Hampshire town of Sutton has been forced to admit that Ron Paul received 31 votes yet when the final amount was transferred to a summary sheet and sent out to the media, the total was listed as zero. The fiasco throws the entire primary into doubt and could lead to a re-count.
Major allegations of vote fraud in New Hampshire are circulating after Hillary Clinton reversed a mammoth pre-polling deficit to defeat Barack Obama with the aid of Diebold electronic voting machines, while confirmed votes for Ron Paul in the Sutton district were not even counted.
Ron Paul: Smear Attempts Reflect "Frightened" Establishment
UK Kids Get RFID Chips - November 13, 2007
Ten schoolchildren in the United Kingdom are being tracked by RFID chips in their school uniforms as part of a pilot program. Video surveillance is already commonplace in the United Kingdom, and a growing number of schoolchildren are fingerprinted for administrative and security reasons. Since 2001, nearly 6,000 pupils have been fingerprinted in the United Kingdom with 20 new schools embracing the practice every week. InformationWeek
Sean Hannity meets CHANGE
November 2007Pat Robertson Endorses Giuliani despite Pro-Abortion stance.
John Hagee The Heretic?: “Jesus did not come to be the Messiah”
Radioactive spy Islamic convert?
Big names in 3rd party hunt to whip Hillary, GOP
Hillary from 'most evil' to run for presidency?
U.S. weapons given to Mideast terrorists?
Weapons illegally flow into Gaza despite cease-fire
Aaron Klein on Liddy Show today
Democrats pick evangelical to deliver weekly radio talk
October, 2006 The Mark by Joseph Chambers
10 end time prophecies
Christian minister convicted of saying prayers 'in Jesus' name'
"Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Mathew 5-10-12
August 23, 2006
VeriChip Corporation Now Lobbying Pentagon For Right To Microchip All Military Personnel Is the mark of the beast on the way?
Exclusive: Israel buys 2 German subs
Assad rejects call for UN on Syrian border again
Strong earthquake rattles El Salvador
Tropical Storm Debby strengthensAugust 1, 2006
Israel plans deeper push into Lebanon Raise readiness, Assad tells Syrian Army
Iran forces urged to prepare to hit Israel
Syrian group claims it attacked Israel
Court allow Temple Mount Faithful to enter Mount
Iran cleric calls on Muslims to arm Hizbollah
Atomic clock ticking for Iran after UN resolution
Sick Castro hands power to his brother
Chavez lashes out at Bush and US "imperialist monster"
Western Canada anthrax outbreak worst in decades
Mysterious eruptions caused by a new type of volcano?
Scientists: Killer Heat Waves Tied to Global Warming
Hundreds of Chinese Christians Wounded and Arrested As Large House Church Destroyed in Zhejiang Province
Rael Is Right! The Aliens Are Coming! more on Aliens
KURDISTAN -THE OTHER IRAQ June 21, 2006
Happy Summer Solstice! Genetically Modified Alfalfa
A coalition of farmers, consumers and environmental activists sued the U.S. government in February, 2006, over its approval of a biotech alfalfa that critics say will harm farmers and the environment. Opening another front in the battle over genetically modified crops, the lawsuit contends that the U.S. Department of Agriculture improperly is allowing Monsanto Co. to sell an herbicide-resistant alfalfa seed while failing to analyze the public health, environmental, and economic consequences of that action.
The lawsuit asks the federal court to rescind the USDA's decision until a full environmental review has been completed. The suit alleges that the genetically modified alfalfa will probably contaminate conventionally grown alfalfa at a fast pace, ultimately forcing farmers to pay for Monsanto's patented gene technology whether they want the technology or not.
DONALD RUMSFELD AND MONSANTO
Bush administration quietly plans NAFTA super highway
Bush sneaking North American super-state without oversight?
Leaders meet on the 33rd parallel to discuss North America's future.
Olmert: I won't divide Jerusalem or give away Temple Mount
Palestinian power struggle risks civil war: report
Israeli missile kills nine Palestinians in Gaza
China and Russia reject joint statement on Iran
Russia to Boost Military Cooperation with West
China rejects US criticisms on religious freedom
Host of new species found worldwide
Miracle of John the Baptist's hand
May 1, 2006
Israel's new government prepares to take office
Al-Qaida offshoot threatens PA heads
Scathing nuclear report as US brands Iran enemy No 1
Use of Force Against Iran May Lead to Catastrophe — Russian Expert
How and when U.S. will hit Iran
US-Russia chill revives Cold War memories
U.S. Prepares for 'Day Without Immigrants'
Thirty-five Hindus massacred in Kashmir
100 mph winds, baseball-sized hail batter Texas
Curriculum Designed To Indoctrinate Grades 6-12 On Microchipping Humans
Satanic Groups Plan Celebrations On 6-6-6
April 15, 2006
9/11 plotter wants US crushed as 'head of the Israel snake'
New Russian Missiles to Be Unrivalled for Next 15-20 Years
North Korea Vows to Strengthen Nukes
Tornadoes rip eastern Iowa
Pope condemns geneticists 'who play at being God'
Filipino Devotees Nailed to the Cross
Where attending church at Easter is itself a test of faith
Three Quakes in Iran Kill at Least 66
Israel Expects More Fatah Suicide Attacks
Iran fires missile that can evade radar-TV
Antarctic air is warming faster than rest of world
President Of Council On Foreign Relations Says Sovereignty Must Be Surrendered For Establishment Of New World Order
Giddy-up: Pace of cloning horses gallups
Book attempts to debunk Christ's resurrection
Israel storms prison to seize Palestinian militant
Iran's Supreme Leader: No Retreat on Nukes
Iran, Russia discuss nuclear dispute, UN to step in
Olmert declares key settlement part of Israel
Bloody Baghdad: 71 bodies found in 30 hours
N.Korea army threatens pre-emptive attack
Gorbachev's Gaia Graphics
Wildfires destroy nearly 700,000 acres in Texas
Implant ID chips called big advance, Big Brother
China's Human ID Program to Drive Major RFID Adoption
"He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name."Revelation13:16-17(NIV)
Is the mark of the beast on the way?