Monday, August 29, 2016

Satanic Temple rolls out after-school program for kids

Satanic Temple rolls out after-school program for kids

 The Satanic Temple (TST) is planning to bring Lucifer to school by rolling out extra-curricular clubs across the US. ‘After School Satan’ is the Temple’s response to a Supreme Court ruling allowing evangelical religious programs to operate in schools.
Currently, nine clubs are listed as participating in the program including Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Washington DC. The clubs will focus on “rationalism, free inquiry... and fun,” according to a promotional video.

The Temple is taking aim at the Good News Club, an interdenominational Christian program for five to 12-year-olds operating in over 3,500 public schools across the US. The club’s curriculum was created by the Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) and includes Bible studies.
TST said it is “not interested in operating After School Satan Clubs in school districts that are not already hosting the Good News Club.”
A spokesperson for TST, Lucien Greaves, said After School Satan clubs will bring diversity to the religious opinions children are exposed to in school. It will give them an option other than the Good News Club, which he claimed instills children “with a fear of Hell and God’s wrath.”
“We prefer to give children an appreciation of the natural wonders surrounding them, not a fear of everlasting other-worldly horrors,” Greaves said. Reasoning, social skills and science are listed on the clubs’ curriculum.

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12 Times Pope Francis Has Openly Promoted a One World Religion or a New World Order

12 Times Pope Francis Has Openly Promoted a One World Religion or a New World Order

8/1/2016 Michael Snyder

On Sunday, Pope Francis told hundreds of thousands of young people gathered for World Youth Day in Poland that they need to "believe in a new humanity" and that they should refuse "to see borders as barriers." Every two or three years, Catholics from all over the planet converge for one of these giant conferences, and as you will see below the Pope has not been shy about using historic occasions to promote his agenda. Unfortunately, it has become exceedingly clear that his agenda includes moving humanity toward a one world religion and a new world order. Of course Pope Francis is not going to use those exact phrases, but at this point it is very obvious what he is trying to do. If you don't believe me now, perhaps you will see things differently after you have viewed the evidence that I have compiled in the rest of this article.
Let's start with what the Pope had to say at the World Youth Day conference on Sunday...
"People may judge you to be dreamers, because you believe in a new humanity, one that rejects hatred between peoples, one that refuses to see borders as barriers and can cherish its own traditions without being self-centered or small-minded," Francis told his flock.
By itself, this statement is not that dramatic. But when you put it into the context of everything else Pope Francis has done and said over the past couple of years, a clear pattern begins to emerge...
May 2016: Pope Francis welcomed one of the top Sunni clerics in the world to the Vatican, and he reportedly told the cleric that "our meeting is the message". And mainstream news outlets all over the planet clearly understood what was being communicated. For example, the Daily Mail article about this meeting was titled "Pope embraces grand imam at historic Vatican meeting in a bid to bring the Catholic and Muslim churches together."
January 2016: The Vatican releases an extremely disturbing video in which Pope Francis declared that all of the major world religions are "seeking God or meeting God in different ways" and that ultimately "we are all children of God." The video also featured leaders from various major religions, and they are shown declaring fidelity to their particular gods. First, we see a female Buddhist cleric tell us "I have confidence in the Buddha", followed by a Jewish rabbi declaring "I believe in God". As the video goes on, a Catholic priest announces "I believe in Jesus Christ," and last of all an Islamic leader boldly declares "I believe in God, Allah." If you have not seen the video yet, you can watch the entire thing right here. After watching that video, nobody can deny that the Vatican is openly promoting a one world religion.
November 2015: Pope Francis declared that fundamentalism, even Christian fundamentalism, is a "sickness" during remarks in which he stressed the similarity of the major religions.
September 2015: Pope Francis traveled to New York City to deliver a speech that kicked off a conference during which the United Nations unveiled a "new universal agenda" for humanity.
September 2015: During a stop at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Pope Francis stressed the unity between Christianity and Islam. These words were directly spoken by him...
I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. I would have wished my greeting to be warmer. My sentiments of closeness, my sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy. The tragedy that they suffered in Mecca.
In this moment, I give assurances of my prayers. I unite myself with you all. A prayer to almighty god, all merciful.

Magnitude 7.1 - North of Ascension Island

0.041°S 17.826°W
10.0 km

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Magnitude 4.3 - CENTRAL ITALY

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 4.3
Date-Time28 Aug 2016 13:07:35 UTC28 Aug 2016 15:07:35 near epicenter 28 Aug 2016 08:07:35 standard time in your timezone

Location42.666N 13.249EDepth11 kmDistances5 km (3 mi) NW of Amatrice, Italy33 km (20 mi) SW of Ascoli Piceno, Italy36 km (22 mi) W of Teramo, Italy37 km (22 mi) NNW of L'Aquila, Italy106 km (65 mi) NE of Roma, ItalyLocation UncertaintyHorizontal: 4.6 km; Vertical 5.8 kmParametersNph = 49; Dmin = 21.6 km; Rmss = 0.56 seconds; Gp = 70°
Version =Event IDus 20006ut2

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Magnitude 6.8 - BURMA

M6.8 - BURMA

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.8 Date-Time 24 Aug 2016 10:34:55 UTC24 Aug 2016 17:04:55 near epicenter24 Aug 2016 05:34:55 standard time in your time zone

Location20.919N 94.579EDepth84 kmDistances25 km (15 mi) W of Chauk, Burma59 km (36 mi) NNW of Yenangyaung, Burma70 km (43 mi) SW of Pakokku, Burma87 km (53 mi) NNW of Minbu, Burma207 km (128 mi) NW of Nay Pyi Taw, Burma

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 5.2 km; Vertical 3.7 kmParametersNph = 117; Dmin = 199.8 km; Rmss = 1.35 seconds; Gp = 24°
Version =Event IDus 10006gbf

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected

Space Weather Message Code: WARK06 Serial Number: 345 Issue Time: 2016 Aug 24 0204 UTC WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected

Valid From: 2016 Aug 24 0205 UTC Valid To: 2016 Aug 24 0600 UTC

Warning Condition: Onset NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms.

Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.

Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York

Magnitude 6.2 - CENTRAL ITALY

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.2

Date-Time24 Aug 2016 01:36:34 UTC24 Aug 2016 03:36:34 near epicenter
23 Aug 2016 20:36:34 standard time in your timezone
Location42.714N 13.172EDepth10 kmDistances10 km (6 mi) SE of Norcia, Italy35 km (21 mi) E of Spoleto, Italy36 km (22 mi) WSW of Ascoli Piceno, Italy42 km (26 mi) NE of Rieti, Italy107 km (66 mi) NNE of Roma, ItalyLocation UncertaintyHorizontal: 5.0 km; Vertical 1.8 kmParametersNph = 123; Dmin = 14.0 km; Rmss = 0.69 seconds; Gp = 35°
Version =Event IDus 10006g7d

Sunday, August 21, 2016



Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.4Date-Time21 Aug 2016 03:45:24 UTC21 Aug 2016 01:45:24 near epicenter

20 Aug 2016 22:45:24 standard time in your time zone
Location55.278S 31.755WDepth10 km
Distances325 km (201 mi) ESE of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands2310 km (1432 mi) ESE of Ushuaia, Argentina

Sunday, August 7, 2016

THREE volcanoes erupt in just three days

Clouds of ash cover the skies over Indonesia: Flights are disrupted as THREE volcanoes erupt in just three days

  • Mount Rinjani on Lombok island near Bali erupted on Monday, disrupting flights from one airport in Bali
  • Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island and Mount Gamalama in the Moluccas chain of islands erupted late yesterday
  • Farms and trees around the volcanoes were covered in gray ash, but nearby towns and villages were not in danger

Giant clouds of ash engulfed the skies as Mount Sinabung became the third volcano to erupt in Indonesia, in the space of just three days.
Mount Rinjani on Lombok island near Bali erupted on Monday, with the Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island and Mount Gamalama in the Moluccas chain of islands following suit late yesterday.
No one has been injured but flights at two airports have been disrupted.

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Clueless in the Vatican

Onboard his plane to attend World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, Pope Francis spoke to reporters. Queried about terrorism committed by radical Islamists, he suggested, while what is being fought is a war, it is “not a religious war.”
He then added:

“It’s a war of interests, a war for money. A war for natural resources and for the dominion of the peoples. Some might say it’s a religious war. Every religion wants peace. The war is wanted by the others. Understood? Let’s not be afraid to say the truth. The world is at war, because it’s lost its peace!”
The real truth is the world has lost its peace because Islam mandates perpetual war until its global caliphate is established.

It appears, just like President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel who claim Islam can do no wrong, the Pope has joined the naiveté scene.

With so much ongoing violence in the world linked to Islam, we simply cannot continue to accept the naiveté of leaders refusing to admit it.

Christians in the Muslim world are being forced to leave their religion to escape persecution, or to pay a tax, or to be put to death—all as a matter of Islamic doctrine—and Pope Francis refuses to see it.
Is love for his fellow man blinding the pontiff to the reality of Islam or does the reality of Islam intimidate him from speaking truth?

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Stop Making Excuses For Militant Islam, Pope Francis

Stop Making Excuses For Militant Islam, Pope Francis

Pope Francis does a disservice to his followers and world leaders, who would look to him for the confidence and moral backing to call out Islamic terrorism and face it head-on.

On Sunday, Pope Francis responded to questions from reporters about why he won’t call out Islamic violence or reference Islamic terrorism when responding to terrorist attacks like the one that took the life of French priest Jacques Hamel last week. The pope denied any associations between Islam and violence and said “If I speak of Islamic violence, I should speak of Catholic violence.” By speaking this way, he does a disservice to his followers, and world leaders, who would look to him for the confidence and moral backing to call out Islamic terrorism and face it head-on.
According to Pope Francis, every religion has the potential for violence, including Catholicism. This, of course, is true, because every single human person has the potential to do wrong, as Catholicism itself teaches. So we’ve seen violence play out in the history of the Catholic Church. But that doesn’t mean that today some religions’ adherents don’t encourage it more than others, or have a greater potential for violence. Context and culture matters.

The Islamist ideology and doctrine terrorists follow today wasn’t created out of thin air in the past few years or decades. It has roots in an early interpretation of Islam dating from the first centuries after Mohammed’s revelations. In the world of Islamic jurisprudence, it’s just as legitimate as other interpretations of the faith. But as far as I know, there is no early church interpretation of Christianity still popular today that promotes violence like Wahhabism or Salafism does.

Islam Has Ties to Violence, Plain and Simple

The pope also described reading about murders Catholics have perpetrated. Therefore, in his convoluted reasoning, Francis surmises he couldn’t possibly draw a distinction between Catholic violence and Islamic violence. But what the pope misses, either intentionally or through naïveté, is the crucial difference between committing a crime and happening to belong to a given religion, and committing a crime in the name of that religion. No one is claiming that every murder, assault, and robbery a Muslim perpetrates is an example of Islamic radicalism. But, as Europe is discovering, a significant minority of Muslims commit violence explicitly in the name of Islam.
Pope Francis apparently can’t see the difference between crimes that share a single motivation and those that don’t. According to French officials, there are approximately 11,000 suspected Islamists in France who are on what they call their “Fiche S” list. This means there are thousands of people in France alone who might be willing to kill, not randomly, but in the name of Islam.
Islamic terrorism is more threatening than the unconnected crimes Christians might commit because it’s based on shared beliefs. This also makes it more preventable. We know what radical Islamists believe, and in many cases we know who teaches them, where they’re radicalized, and how they coordinate. It all revolves around a certain interpretation of their religion. But if we ignore those signs, as Pope Francis does, we will be at a loss to stop them.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016



Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.3 Date-Time4 Aug 2016 16:24:34 UTC5 Aug 2016 01:24:34 near epicenter4 Aug 2016 11:24:34 standard time in your timezone

Location24.948N 142.007EDepth510 km Distances70 km (43 mi) ENE of Iwo Jima, Japan1116 km (691 mi) SSE of Shimoda, Japan1130 km (700 mi) SSE of Oyama, Japan1131 km (701 mi) S of Tateyama, Japan1146 km (710 mi) NNW of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands

Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 8.0 km; Vertical 1.8 kmParametersNph = 346; Dmin = 238.5 km; Rmss = 0.78 seconds; Gp = 13°
Version =Event IDus 10006a2k

For updates, maps, and technical information, see: Event Page or USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6

Space Weather Message Code: WARK06 Serial Number: 338

Issue Time: 2016 Jul 20 0030 UTC WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected

Valid From: 2016 Jul 20 0030 UTC Valid To: 2016 Jul 20 0600 UTC Warning Condition: Onset NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents - Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms. Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.

Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

WV: A "one-in-a-thousand-year event"

Sunday, 26 June 2016

A "one-in-a-thousand-year event": Rivers reach historic highs as federal disaster declared across West Virginia: 24 dead

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A federal disaster declaration was approved for three of the hardest-hit counties in flood-ravaged West Virginia after a historic deluge killed at least 24 people there.

The floodwaters swept away cars, cut power to thousands and trapped hundreds in a shopping center after 10 inches of rain pounded parts of the state in just 24 hours.
It also submerged a golf course, forcing the PGA to cancel the upcoming Greenbrier Classic.

Tour officials announced Saturday that the tournament, scheduled for July 7 through 10, was nixed due to the floods.

"Cancelling The Greenbrier Classic is certainly the most prudent course of action as our foremost concern is the well-being of those who are having to live through this tragic situation," PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement.

Meanwhile, officials were still searching Saturday for missing people in Greenbrier County, the area hardest hit by the floods with 16 deaths.

Elsewhere in the state, one person died in Ohio County, another died in Jackson County, and six died in Kanawha County, the West Virginia medical examiner's office said.

The rains - so heavy they were dubbed a "one-in-a-thousand-year event" by the National Weather Service - prompted officials to put 44 out of West Virginia's 55 counties under a state of emergency, primarily in the southeastern part of the state.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Saturday granted a request from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for assistance for three heavily damaged counties: Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas.

On Friday night, National Guard troops raced to build a temporary roadway in Kanawha County to rescue more than 500 people who had been stuck inside the Elkview Crossings Plaza since Thursday afternoon.

Erdogan Heals Israel, Russia Ties

Isolated Erdogan Heals Israel, Russia Ties to Boost Economy


Onur Ant AnkaraWonk

June 27, 2016 — 9:00 PM EDTUpdated on June 28, 2016 — 6:54 AM EDT

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


Photographer: Turkish Presidency/Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Kremlin says Turkish president ‘apologized’ over jet incident

Turkey is trying to win back regional allies amid Syria chaos

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ended asix-year rift with Israel and unexpectedly moved to mend ties with Russia, as Turkey attempts to draw a line under diplomatic confrontations that had sapped its economy and left it increasingly isolated in the region.

QUICKTAKETurkey’s Continental Divide

Erdogan sent a letter to President Vladimir Putin regretting theshooting down of a Russian combat plane in November, an incident that plunged ties between the two countries into crisis. News of the reconciliation effort came hours after Turkey and Israel on Monday agreed to repair relations damaged by a deadly maritime clash in 2010 between Israeli commandos and pro-Palestinian Turkish activists. Turkey formally signed the deal with Israel on Tuesday, according to AHaber television.

The feuds that Turkey set out to end had become intertwined. Talks with gas-rich Israel gained momentum after Turkey downed the Russian jet and Ankara sought to cut its reliance on Russian fuel. In addition to the economic benefits, the twin-track rapprochement may bolster the Turkish government, which has found itself increasingly sidelined amid attempts to end regional conflicts, especially in Syria where Moscow is now the dominant international player.

“We are taking steps to end the crisis and economic cooperation will follow,” Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told state-run TRT television in an interview late Monday. “We will pretend the last six months never happened and keep going.” Erdogan will speak to Putin by phone on Wednesday, according to the Turkish leader’s media office.

Investors Cheer

Russia and Turkey will resume investments and cooperation in tourism, said Yildirim.

Investors cheered both steps, which pave the way for Israeli gas imports and the lifting of Russian economic sanctions that have been especially damaging for Turkey’s tourism industry. The number of Russian tourists visiting Turkey fell 92 percent in May compared to a year ago, according to official data published Tuesday.

The shares of Israeli and Turkish energy companies advanced on Monday. Turkish Airlines, the nation’s flagship carrier, rose 3.9 percent, regaining some ground from a 20-percent drop this year as Russian trade curbs and a series of attacks by Islamic State militants in Ankara and Istanbul weighed on business.

“Two big foreign policy openings were implemented on a single day,” said Ozdem Sanberk, a former ambassador to London and Brussels and currently the president of International Strategic Research Organization, an Ankara think-tank. “The same incentive is valid for Turkey in both cases: Turkey wants to stop being alone.”

Erdogan’s tough approach toward Israel after the 2010 fall-out won him plaudits in much of the Muslim world. From Egypt to Algeria, the Turkish leader received a hero’s welcome wherever he traveled, but those days are long gone.

A demonstration outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow in November 2015. Several hundred young activists on Wednesday hurled stones and eggs as Turkey's embassy in Moscow and brandished anti-Turkish placards after Ankara downed a Russian warplane on the Syrian border.

Photographer: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

His close ally, Mohamed Mursi, was removed from power in Egypt by the military in 2013, and Erdogan saw his foreign policy hit a dead-end in Syria. There, President Bashar al-Assad with Russian military support has taken the upper hand in the country’s civil war, pushing the rebel groups Turkey backs onto the defensive.

Turkey is ready to develop economic ties with Egypt despite its opposition to Mursi’s ouster, Yildirim said.

“There is no obstacle to developing economic relations,” he said. “Our businessmen and investors can pay mutual visits and prepare the ground for normalization. Even visits at the ministerial level may start. We are ready for this without any reservations.”

Kurdish Conflict

Turkey is also fighting autonomy-seeking Kurdish militants after a three-year lull, and the economy has been stretched by the arrival of nearly 3 million refugees fleeing violence in Iraq and Syria.

Trade between Russia and Turkey, which had topped $30 billion annually, plunged after the jet downing. Putin called the attack a “treacherous stab in the back” of Russian forces bombing Islamic State and other militants in Syria and demanded an apology.

The two countries differed in their interpretation of the letter from Erdogan.

“The head of the Turkish state expressed his sympathy and deep condolences to the family of the Russian pilot who was killed, and he said sorry,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call Monday. A statement from the Turkish presidential office didn’t refer to Erdogan’s remarks as an apology, while saying that Turkey and Russia agreed to take necessary steps without delay to improve bilateral relations. It cited Erdogan as saying to the family of the Russian pilot that “I share their pain and offer my condolences to them. May they excuse us.”

Gas Exports

“Apology or not, Turkey relayed its regrets and Russians took it as an apology. The step that Russia was waiting for was taken,” Sanberk said. “The first thing Russia will expect from Turkey is a change in its Syrian policy,” he said. “Russia wants to be a main play-maker in the Middle East along with the U.S. Turkish Russian ties will improve to the extent Turkey doesn’t stand in the way of Russian demands.”

Yildirim on Tuesday said Turkey wasn’t planning to pay compensation for the dead pilot, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency. He had told TRT television on Monday that Turkey was ready to pay compensation if needed.

Turkey was once Israel’s closest Muslim ally, their partnership based on strong military and economic ties. Relations began to fray after Erdogan took power in Turkey in 2003 at the head of an Islamist-oriented government, and his rancorous criticism of Israel’s 2008 Gaza Strip incursion created serious strains.

Diplomatic ties were severed after the 2010 confrontation at sea, which led to the deaths of 10 Turks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized at the urging of visiting President Barack Obama in 2013, but that didn’t blossom into reconciliation. It took Turkey’s confrontation with Russia to turn the tide.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

USA TODAY: Mateen - Islamic Soldier

Night Is Coming, When No One Can Work

Job Chapter 12 

English Standard Version (ESV)

22 He uncovers the deeps out of darkness
    and brings deep darkness to light.
23 23 He makes nations great, and he destroys them;
    he enlarges nations, and leads them away.
24 24 He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth
    and makes them wander in a trackless waste.
25 25 They grope in the dark without light,
    and he makes them stagger like a drunken man.

Job Chapter 24 

English Standard Version (ESV)

13 13 “There are those who rebel against the light,
    who are not acquainted with its ways,
    and do not stay in its paths.
14 14 The murderer rises before it is light,
    that he may kill the poor and needy,
    and in the night he is like a thief.
15 15 The eye of the adulterer also waits for the twilight,
    saying, ‘No eye will see me’;
    and he veils his face.
16 16 In the dark they dig through houses;
    by day they shut themselves up;
    they do not know the light.
17 17 For deep darkness is morning to all of them;
    for they are friends with the terrors of deep darkness.

John 1English Standard Version (ESV)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life,[a] and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.

John 8English Standard Version (ESV)

12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 

John 9English Standard Version (ESV)

Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

John 12English Standard Version (ESV)

44 And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. 45 And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. 46 I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. 47 If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. 49 For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.”

ACLU Says Christians to Blame for Orlando Attack

Charisma News

Attorneys for the ACLU have blamed Christians and conservatives for creating the culture that led to the Islamist attack at an Orlando nightclub that caters to homosexuals. 
The Islamist attack on The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was too much to bear for one ACLU staff attorney, who vented Sunday morning about the terror attack.
But he didn't blame Muslims, or even radical Islam. No, he placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of Christians who oppose the LGBT agenda.
Chase Strangio, one of the liberal civil rights organization's staff attorneys for its LGBT & HIV Project, works on "impact litigation, as well as legislative and administrative advocacy, on behalf of LGBTQ people and people living with HIV across the United States." His area of expertise, according to the ACLU, is the treatment of "transgender and gender non-conforming people" who are detained by law enforcement officials.
Sunday morning, he unleashed a tweet storm about the Orlando attack in which he savaged Christians and conservatives. He first slammed a tweet from U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), urging residents of Central Florida to donate blood by pointing out that homosexuals and transgender people are not allowed to donate.
Then, he made these tweets, in short order:
The Christian Right has introduced 200 anti-LGBT bills in the last six months and people blaming Islam for this. No. #PulseNightclub
You know what is gross - your thoughts and prayers and Islamophobia after you created this anti-queer climate.
My queer trans Muslim family knows that our fight is against the hateful people in power right here in *this* country. #PulseNightclub
He also directed his anger at Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting Donald Trump. Many of his tweets included profanity.
According to TheDailyCaller, however, Strangio wasn't the only ACLU attorney to go off about the attack. Eunice Hyon Min Rho, an attorney who specializes in election and religious liberty law, took the opportunity to attack Republican lawmakers who were sponsors of the First Amendment Defense Act, legislation the ACLU considers anti-LGBT.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Orlando - Land of Gold - Land of Lust

Bible > ESV > Lamentations 4

 Lamentations 4 

English Standard Version

The Holy Stones Lie Scattered

1How the gold has grown dim,
how the pure gold is changed!
The holy stones lie scattered
at the head of every street.

2The precious sons of Zion,
worth their weight in fine gold,
how they are regarded as earthen pots,
the work of a potter’s hands!

3Even jackals offer the breast;
they nurse their young,
but the daughter of my people has become cruel,
like the ostriches in the wilderness.

4The tongue of the nursing infant sticks
to the roof of its mouth for thirst;
the children beg for food,
but no one gives to them.

5Those who once feasted on delicacies
perish in the streets;
those who were brought up in purple
embrace ash heaps.

6For the chastisementa of the daughter of my people has been greater
than the punishmentb of Sodom,
which was overthrown in a moment,
and no hands were wrung for her.c

7Her princes were purer than snow,
whiter than milk;
their bodies were more ruddy than coral,
the beauty of their formd was like sapphire.e

8Now their face is blacker than soot;
they are not recognized in the streets;
their skin has shriveled on their bones;
it has become as dry as wood.

9Happier were the victims of the sword
than the victims of hunger,
who wasted away, pierced
by lack of the fruits of the field.

10The hands of compassionate women
have boiled their own children;
they became their food
during the destruction of the daughter of my people.

11The LORD gave full vent to his wrath;
he poured out his hot anger,
and he kindled a fire in Zion
that consumed its foundations.

12The kings of the earth did not believe,
nor any of the inhabitants of the world,
that foe or enemy could enter
the gates of Jerusalem.

13This was for the sins of her prophets
and the iniquities of her priests,
who shed in the midst of her
the blood of the righteous.

14They wandered, blind, through the streets;
they were so defiled with blood
that no one was able to touch
their garments.

15“Away! Unclean!” people cried at them.
“Away! Away! Do not touch!”
So they became fugitives and wanderers;
people said among the nations,
“They shall stay with us no longer.”

16The LORD himselff has scattered them;
he will regard them no more;
no honor was shown to the priests,
no favor to the elders.

17Our eyes failed, ever watching
vainly for help;
in our watching we watched
for a nation which could not save.

18They dogged our steps
so that we could not walk in our streets;
our end drew near; our days were numbered,
for our end had come.

19Our pursuers were swifter
than the eagles in the heavens;
they chased us on the mountains;
they lay in wait for us in the wilderness.

20The breath of our nostrils, the LORD’s anointed,
was captured in their pits,
of whom we said, “Under his shadow
we shall live among the nations.”

21Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom,
you who dwell in the land of Uz;
but to you also the cup shall pass;
you shall become drunk and strip yourself bare.

22The punishment of your iniquity, O daughter of Zion, is accomplished;
he will keep you in exile no longer;g
but your iniquity, O daughter of Edom, he will punish;
he will uncover your sins.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Florida: America's Jihad Playground

"Gun-grabbers and bleeding hearts, wake up and stop playing Mickey Mouse politics. The problem isn't weapons. It's the weaponized Muslim hate-mongers and jihad enablers operating openly in our midst."

Michelle Malkin

The home of the "Happiest Place on Earth" has been breeding killer jihadists and Muslim zealots for years.

Omar Mateen, the cold-blooded mass murderer who gunned down 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub and wounded 53 more before police took him out late Sunday, may have worked alone. But he operated in the larger context of a teeming, terror-coddling paradise.

While tourists from around the world soak up sunshine and dreams at Disney World, Islamic extremism festers around them.

Schools: The Muslim Students Association, founded by the radical Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood whose stated purpose is to wage "grand jihad" on America, is active at the publicly funded University of Central Florida in Orlando. The group defiantly brought un-indicted terror co-conspirator Siraj Wahhaj to campus. He's the black Muslim convert and inflammatory imam tied by federal prosecutors to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and New York City landmarks bombing plots.

Wahhaj served as a character witness for convicted terror mastermind Omar Abdel Rahman (the Blind Sheik), called for replacement of America's "constitutional government with a caliphate" and roots for our nation to "crumble" so Muslims can take over. UCF funded a Muslims "da'wa" (conversion) seminar and with an endowment by the Saudi-supported International Institute of Islamic Thought sought to create an Islamic Studies chair to "help the Ummah regain its intellectual and cultural identity and re-affirm its presence as a dynamic civilization."

The IIIT, also a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate, donated at least $50,000 to a "think tank" run by Sami al-Arian that served as a front group for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. While al-Arian, a Muslim Brotherhood member dating back to the 1980s, served as a computer science professor at Tampa's University of South Florida, he toured the country raising money for terrorism overseas. Investigative reporters and the feds caught al-Arian on tape inciting his attendees against, America, Israel "and their allies until death." The left-wing academic pleaded guilty to a terror-fundraising conspiracy charge in 2006.

Al-Arian brought Palestinian-born Ramadan Shalah to teach at USF and head his "think tank" for a spell. Shalah left the school in 1995 and resurfaced as head of Syria's Islamic Jihad. He remains one of the FBI's most wanted indicted terrorist fugitives.

Apologist officials at USF, first exposed by counter-jihad researcher Steve Emerson as America's "Jihad U," turned a blind eye to the terror helpers among them.

Mosques: Mateen's homicidal hatred for gays didn't exist in a vacuum. Mateen's neighborhood mosque in nearby Fort Pierce, Florida, was also the house of worship of Moner Abu-Salha, an American jihad recruiter and suicide bomber who blew himself up in Syria last year. The Palm Beach Post reported this week that Abu-Salha had posted videos of an imam's death-to-gays rant on Facebook.


Columnists  Michelle Malkin


Marcus  Dwayne Robertson (a.k.a. Abu Taubah), a former U.S. Marine turned career criminal and bodyguard to the Blind Sheik, headed another mosque, Masjid Al-Ihsaam, in Orlando. He also founded the Orlando-based Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary in 2008 and railed against gays and non-Muslims. Mateen was enrolled in Taubah's course.

Just weeks before the Pulse nightclub massacre, another Orlando mosque, the Husseini Islamic Center, hosted a guest imam who had preached that "gays must die" and that Muslims should not "be embarrassed about this ... let's get rid of them now."

Also in Orlando, the al-Rahman mosque led by Imam Muhammad Musri made headlines in 2010 after holding a fundraiser for the terrorist group Hamas.

In Tampa, Sami al-Arian founded the al-Qassam mosque named after an infamous Syrian terrorist. Last fall, the mosque -- owned by the North American Islamic Trust, an un-indicted terror co-conspiracy organization -- invited an exiled Muslim Brotherhood instigator and Hamas cheerleader to speak.

In South Florida, the Darul Uloom Institute mosque in Pembroke Pines counted al-Qaida jihad pilot Adnan el-Shukrijumah (allegedly killed in a raid in Waziristan by the Pakistan military in 2014) and convicted jihadist Imran Mandhai -- who plotted with fellow mosque attendees Hakki Aksoy and Shueyb Jokhan to blow up power stations, synagogues and a National Guard armory -- among its worshipers.

Shukrijumah's brother still lives in Broward County near the Darul Uloom mosque and has posted social media videos condemning "moderate" Muslims, blaming 9/11 on Jews and promoting the caliphate. Darul Uloom's imam is a gay-bashing, Christian-bashing, Jew-bashing bigot who has publicly stated that at least one of the 9/11 hijackers prayed at his mosque.

Jails: Florida's prisons and penitentiaries are unfettered cesspools for jihad radicalization and recruitment. Convicted al-Qaida dirty bomb plotter Jose Padilla (a.k.a. Abdullah al Mujahir) was introduced to Islam while serving time for an armed road rage incident in Sunrise, Florida. The above-named Abu Taubah radicalized nearly 40 fellow inmates while behind bars on a weapons conviction. He was freed last summer by U.S. District Judge Gregory Presnell after time served despite prosecutors' pleas to add 10 years to his sentence based on enhanced terror charges.

Gun-grabbers and bleeding hearts, wake up and stop playing Mickey Mouse politics. The problem isn't weapons. It's the weaponized Muslim hate-mongers and jihad enablers operating openly in our midst.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected

Space Weather Message Code: WARK06 Serial Number: 337 Issue Time: 2016 Jun 14 1950 UTC

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected

Valid From: 2016 Jun 14 1950 UTC Valid To: 2016 Jun 14 2300 UTC Warning Condition: Onset NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 55 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude. Induced Currents -

Power grid fluctuations can occur. High-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms.

Spacecraft - Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; increased drag on low Earth-orbit satellites is possible. Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes.

Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as New York to Wisconsin to Washington state.

Why can't Obama just the truth about the Orlando attack and radical Islam?

Why can't Obama just tell Americans the truth about the Orlando attack and radical Islam?

by Pete Hoekstra
June 13, 2016

The massacre in Orlando by a self-proclaimed Islamist terrorist removes any doubt that the West or its allies have contained the radical jihadi movement.

You wouldn't know it by listening to President Obama. From the Oval Office on Monday, he remained unable to utter the words "radical Islam."

Yet, early Sunday morning the shooter pledged allegiance to ISIS and reportedly yelled "Allahu Akbar" before opening fire. He murdered and injured more than 100 innocents in the worst Islamic terror assault on U.S. soil since 9/11.

Family and friends are suffering. Their lives will never be the same. The worst aspect is that political leadership could have helped to prevent the attack by addressing the violent Islamist threat by its rightful nature.

As was the case in Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino or any of the other murders in the name of Allah against the West the during his time in office, the president will not identify "jihad" as even a possible motivation. He instead talks about gun control, identity politics and thought crimes.

Americans know that it was terror. They know that it was hate. They also know that is so much more than that.

For weeks ISIS has threatened brutal attacks throughout the world during the month of Ramadan. The Investigative Project on Terrorism has tracked the threat streams along with the intelligence community.

What were suspect Omar Mateen's interactions with various groups in the U.S. and internationally? Who were the groups, and what was the nature of those interactions?

Law enforcement officials had Mateen on their radar. Why did they stop monitoring him? Could it have had anything to do with the suffocating political correctness – in which "workplace violence" and "man-caused disasters" replaced jihadist terror – over the last few years?

The echo chamber of Islamist front organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim American Society and the Muslim Public Affairs Council facilitate the administration's obfuscation. They rush to condemn the attacks to American audiences, yet they are the worst enablers of the attacks themselves.

CAIR, for example, routinely pressures American Muslims to not cooperate with law enforcement. White House records reveals that leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood regularly meet with officials at the highest levels of government to influence stewards of foreign policy into minimizing the threat from Islamic terror organizations.

The president may only have seven more months in office, but he needs to provide the country with a new strategy. It cannot continue down the same path of political correctness, and it cannot wait until a new president assumes office to reevaluate.

The evidence of the West losing the struggle is overwhelming. Globally, the number of victims has increased to unprecedented levels. Millions of refugees flood Europe from the Middle East and Africa, Islamists behead and inflict genocide against religious minorities and ISIS has created a caliphate in Iraq and Syria, as well as in Libya.

Orlando is such a painful illustration that the U.S. is not beyond its reach.

American leadership needs to engage in a frank discussion about where we go from here. It needs to identify and implement a policy against jihadist terror that transcends elections, including the upcoming November ballot. It can no longer punt on the issue and hope that nothing bad happens under its watch.

Discerning the threat is not difficult. Identifying its true nature seems impossible to current leaders. Developing effective counter strategies is no easy task, but it needs to start today.

Americans will not tolerate any more carnage. Obama said in his remarks to the nation today that the attack in Orlando could have occurred in any U.S. community.

He needs to finally understand that there is something dreadfully wrong with that.

Republican Pete Hoekstra is the Shillman senior fellow at the Investigative Project on Terrorism and the former chairman (R-Michigan) of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee. He is the author of "Architects of Disaster: The Destruction of Libya" (The Calamo Press, October 2, 2015).

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