Friday, May 31, 2013

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 6 (G2)


Space Weather Message Code: WARK06 Serial Number: 222 Issue Time: 2013 Jun 01 0053 UTC WARNING: Geomagnetic K-Index of 6 expected Valid From: 2013 Jun 01 0055 UTC Valid To: 2013 Jun 01 0600 UTC Warning Condition: Onset NOAA Scale: G2 - Moderate NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales 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. 

Editors note:  This is a surprise...NASA originally forecasted minor space 
weather.





Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse


Space Weather Message Code: SUMSUD Serial Number: 174 Issue Time: 2013 May 31 1625 UTC SUMMARY: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse Observed: 2013 May 31 1618 UTC Deviation: 9 nT Station: Boulder NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Editor's note: Severe weather, volcanic eruptions and quakes expected in greater frequency.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

2013-05-29 14:38:02 UPDATED: (M4.9) SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL, CALIFORNIA


  • 29 May 2013 14:38:02 UTC
  • 29 May 2013 07:38:03 near epicenter
  • 29 May 2013 09:38:02 standard time in your timezone

The Problem of Muslim Leadership

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: The Problem of Muslim Leadership


By AYAAN HIRSI ALI
I've seen this before. A Muslim terrorist slays a non-Muslim citizen in the West, and representatives of the Muslim community rush to dissociate themselves and their faith from the horror. After British soldier Lee Rigby was hacked to death last week in Woolwich in south London, Julie Siddiqi, representing the Islamic Society of Britain, quickly stepped before the microphones to attest that all good Muslims were "sickened" by the attack, "just like everyone else."

This happens every time. Muslim men wearing suits and ties, or women wearing stylish headscarves, are sent out to reassure the world that these attacks have no place in real Islam, that they are aberrations and corruptions of the true faith.

But then what to make of Omar Bakri? He too claims to speak for the true faith, though he was unavailable for cameras in England last week because the Islamist group he founded, Al-Muhajiroun, was banned in Britain in 2010. Instead, he talked to the media from Tripoli in northern Lebanon, where he now lives. Michael Adebolajo—the accused Woolwich killer who was seen on a video at the scene of the murder, talking to the camera while displaying his bloody hands and a meat cleaver—was Bakri's student a decade ago, before his group was banned. "A quiet man, very shy, asking lots of questions about Islam," Bakri recalled last week. The teacher was impressed to see in the grisly video how far his shy disciple had come, "standing firm, courageous, brave. Not running away."

Bakri also told the press: "The Prophet said an infidel and his killer will not meet in Hell. That's a beautiful saying. May God reward [Adebolajo] for his actions . . . I don't see it as a crime as far as Islam is concerned."

The question requiring an answer at this moment in history is clear: Which group of leaders really speaks for Islam? The officially approved spokesmen for the "Muslim community"? Or the manic street preachers of political Islam, who indoctrinate, encourage and train the killers—and then bless their bloodshed?

In America, too, the question is pressing. Who speaks for Islam? The Council on American-Islamic Relations, America's largest Muslim civil-liberties advocacy organization? Or one of the many Web-based jihadists who have stepped in to take the place of the late Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born al Qaeda recruiter?

Some refuse even to admit that this is the question on everyone's mind. Amazingly, given the litany of Islamist attacks—from the 9/11 nightmare in America and the London bombings of July 7, 2005, to the slayings at Fort Hood in Texas in 2009, at the Boston Marathon last month and now Woolwich—some continue to deny any link between Islam and terrorism. This week, BBC political editor Nick Robinson had to apologize for saying on the air, as the news in Woolwich broke, that the men who murdered Lee Rigby were "of Muslim appearance."

Memo to the BBC: The killers were shouting "Allahu akbar" as they struck. Yet when complaints rained down on the BBC about Mr. Robinson's word choice, he felt obliged to atone. One can only wonder at people who can be so exquisitely sensitive in protecting Islam's reputation yet so utterly desensitized to a hideous murder explicitly committed in the name of Islam.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Jailed for Facebook comments, Marine sues



It happens in China routinely. It frequently happened in the old Soviet Union. Undoubtedly in North Korea, although generally there’s no one around to witness it. But in the United States? It happens here, too, apparently.

A lawsuit has been filed by officials with the Rutherford Institute on behalf of a Marine who was jailed and held for the comments he made on Facebook – comments that expressed a dissatisfaction with the present direction of the U.S. government.

According to officials at Rutherford, the civil rights action names as defendants members of law enforcement and the government who were involved in last year’s episode where Marine veteran Brandon Raub, 27, was arrested by a swarm of FBI and Secret Service and forcibly detained in a psychiatric ward for a week.

His crime was posting controversial song lyrics and political views on Facebook, the institute reported.

In one of his postings, he cited the evil in the world.

“The United States was meant to lead the charge against injustice, but through our example not our force. People do not respond to having liberty and freedom forced on them,” he wrote.

He was released later when a judge stepped in and concluded the prosecution’s case against Raub was “so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.”

The lawsuit asks for damages for Raub for the attack he endured. It was filed in U.S. District Court in Richmond, Va., and claims Raub’s seizure and detention were part of a plan executed by the Obama administration called “Operation Vigilant Eagle.”


Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/jailed-for-facebook-comments-marine-sues/#mSm8exjA567JyEAa.99

Friday, May 24, 2013

M4.6 - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA


  • 24 May 2013 03:48:57 UTC
  • 23 May 2013 20:48:57 near epicenter
  • 23 May 2013 22:48:57 standard time in your timezone

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nc71071964#summary

Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse

Space Weather Message Code: SUMSUD
Serial Number: 173
Issue Time: 2013 May 24 1820 UTC

SUMMARY: Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse
Observed: 2013 May 24 1812 UTC
Deviation: 18 nT
Station: Boulder
Editor's note: Significant quake activity will continue with this latest pulse.

Earthquakes Making News Headlines

Major Earthquake of M8.3 in the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia: 24 May 2013

Quake in Russia's Far East Prompts Evacuations

California earthquake rattles thousands in area near San Francisco

Earthquake Swarm Near Greenville in California

Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near McDermitt, Nev.

Earthquakes shake Tonga





M6.8 - Sea of Okhotsk

Event Time


2013-05-24 14:56:31 UTC

2013-05-25 00:56:31 UTC+10:00 at epicenter

2013-05-24 10:56:31 UTC-04:00 system time

Location

52.222°N 151.515°E depth=623.0km (387.1mi)

Nearby Cities

353km (219mi) WNW of Ozernovskiy, Russia

473km (294mi) W of Vilyuchinsk, Russia

476km (296mi) W of Yelizovo, Russia

491km (305mi) W of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia

2061km (1281mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

M5.7 - 11km WNW of Greenville, California 2013-05-24 03:47:08 UTC


  • 24 May 2013 14:56:31 UTC
  • 25 May 2013 00:56:32 near epicenter
  • 24 May 2013 09:56:31 standard time in your timezone

Earthquakes Of Every Magnitude Last 24 Hours

Last 24 hours has seen quakes of every magnitude...





Northern California Quakes: Forty Aftershocks and Counting



See also: QUAKE WATCH: US - WEST COAST

Quakes Off California Coast Go Under-reported?

M5.7 - 11km WNW of Greenville, California 2013-05-24 03:47:08 UTC

2013-05-24 05:54:17 (M4.0) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

1

(M8.2) SEA OF OKHOTSK


Event Time

  1. 2013-05-24 05:44:49 UTC
  2. 2013-05-24 15:44:49 UTC+10:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-05-24 01:44:49 UTC-04:00 system time

Location

54.874°N 153.281°E depth=608.9km (378.4mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 362km (225mi) WSW of Esso, Russia
  2. 383km (238mi) WNW of Yelizovo, Russia
  3. 400km (249mi) NW of Vilyuchinsk, Russia
  4. 406km (252mi) WNW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
  5. 2374km (1475mi) NNE of Tokyo, Japan

2013-05-24 08:02:19 (M4.9) NORTHERN CALIFORNIA


  • 24 May 2013 08:02:19 UTC
  • 24 May 2013 01:02:19 near epicenter
  • 24 May 2013 03:02:19 standard time in your timezone

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/nc71997821#summary

Thursday, May 23, 2013

2013-05-23 21:07:40 UPDATED: (M6.6) TONGA

M7.4 - SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS

Event Time
  1. 2013-05-23 17:19:04 UTC
  2. 2013-05-23 05:19:04 UTC-12:00 at epicenter
  3. 2013-05-23 13:19:04 UTC-04:00 system time

Location

23.025°S 177.109°W depth=171.4km (106.5mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 282km (175mi) SW of Vaini, Tonga
  2. 287km (178mi) SW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga
  3. 712km (442mi) SE of Suva, Fiji
  4. 812km (505mi) SE of Nadi, Fiji
  5. 818km (508mi) SSE of Lambasa, Fiji

Rome Calls For End of Islamic Blasphemy Laws - Will Jihadists Respond?

Catholic Cardinal Calls for End to Blasphemy Laws

Speaking at a conference in Milan, Italy, on May 8, 2013, that city’s archbishop, Cardinal Angelo Scola, called for the abolition of blasphemy laws worldwide. Such a step would significantly help protect globally the freedom of speech and religion desperately needed by Christians in particular while countering Islamic fanaticism with freedom.

Once favored to become pope, Scola made his remarks at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart for the opening of a conference focusing on Roman Emperor Constantine’s 313 Edict of Milan granting imperial toleration to Christianity. Scola advocated a “healthy secularism” allowing religious freedom, defined by him as a “true litmus test” for a civilized society. To Scola, this “freedom means above all encouraging religious pluralism and opening to all forms of religious expression,” including “eliminating laws that criminally punish blasphemy.”

Editor's note:  On Monday, May 13, 2013, it was reported that the Pope Drew a Line By Crowning Martyrs of Islamic Persecution.

Now, Cardinal Angelo Scola takes more action which threatens a major tenet of the Islamic faith and a major pillar of Shariah law.  The Wahhabi and Salifist Islamist no doubt are enraged at the insult.

Rome may be rising in the crosshairs of the Jihadist networks and the Muslim Brotherhood. 


Shaping Disaster Against National Evil

Jeremiah 18


7 If at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it,

8 and if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it.

9 And if at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it,
10 and if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will relent of the good that I had intended to do to it.

11 Now, therefore, say to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: ‘Thus says the Lord, Behold, I am shaping disaster against you and devising a plan against you. Return, every one from his evil way, and amend your ways and your deeds.’

12 “But they say, ‘That is in vain! We will follow our own plans, and will every one act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.’



13 “Therefore thus says the Lord:

Ask among the nations, Who has heard the like of this?

The virgin Israel has done a very horrible thing.

14 Does the snow of Lebanon leave the crags of Sirion?

Do the mountain waters run dry, the cold flowing streams?

15 But my people have forgotten me; they make offerings to false gods;

they made them stumble in their ways, in the ancient roads,

and to walk into side roads,not the highway,

16 making their land a horror,a thing to be hissed at forever.

Everyone who passes by it is horrified and shakes his head.

17 Like the east wind I will scatter them before the enemy.  I will show them my back, not my face, in the day of their calamity.”







WARNING: Proton 100 MeV Integral Flux above 1 pfu expected

Space Weather Message Code: WARPC0


Serial Number: 69

Issue Time: 2013 May 23 0543 UTC



EXTENDED WARNING: Proton 100MeV Integral Flux above 1pfu expected

Extension to Serial Number: 68

Valid From: 2013 May 22 1405 UTC

Now Valid Until: 2013 May 23 1400 UTC

Warning Condition: Persistence



NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at

www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales



Potential Impacts: An enhancement in the energetic portion of the solar radiation spectrum may indicate increased biological risk to astronauts or passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude flights. Additionally, energetic particles may represent an increased risk to all satellite systems susceptible to single event effects. This information should be used in conjunction with the current Solar Radiation Storm conditions when assessing overall impact.



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Quakes Off Coast of California Go Under-reported?

The USGS website lists two quakes in Northern California for May 22,2013.



However, the email alert system sent a dozen quake alerts for Northern California...



Why the disconnect?

ALERT: Proton Event 100 MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1 pfu

Space Weather Message Code: ALTPC0 Serial Number: 39 Issue Time: 2013 May 22 1503 UTC ALERT: Proton Event 100MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1pfu Begin Time: 2013 May 22 1455 UTC NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales Potential Impacts: An enhancement in the energetic portion of the solar radiation spectrum may indicate increased biological risk to astronauts or passengers and crew in high latitude, high altitude flights. Additionally, energetic particles may represent an increased risk to all satellite systems susceptible to single event effects. This information should be used in conjunction with the current Solar Radiation Storm conditions when assessing overall impact.

Monday, May 20, 2013

QUAKE WATCH: US - WEST COAST


Click on image to visit USGS Earthquake Hazards page.

Police: School near OKC directly hit by tornado

Associated Press  Mon May 20, 9:18 PM UTC


MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say an elementary school in an Oklahoma City suburb took a direct hit from a mile-wide tornado.

Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department says there is no word of injuries from the elementary school. Knight says the school suffered "extensive damage" on Monday afternoon.

Neighborhoods in Moore, Okla., are flattened and buildings are on fire. Television footage on Monday afternoon showed homes and buildings that had been reduced to rubble in the city south of Oklahoma City. Footage also showed vehicles littering roadways south and southwest of Oklahoma City.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The suburb of Moore was hit hard by a tornado in 1999. The storm had the highest winds ever recorded near the earth's surface.


Volcanoes in Russia and Alaska Cause Mega Quake Swarms

RUSSIA
Kizimen volcano news & activity updates

33- 4.0+ Mag quakes and still counting...


ALASKA

Pavlov volcano (Alaska Peninsula, USA) activity update


M6.8 - OFF THE COAST OF AISEN, CHILE

Click on image to go to USGS Quake Event Page.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

13 - 4.0+ Mag Quakes Strike off Coast of Russia

A Firm Heart Fears Not

Psalm 112

1 Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments! 2 His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. 4 Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous. 5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice. 6 For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. 7 He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD. 8His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries. 9 He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor. 10 The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked will perish!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Mary of Rome: Queen of All Nations?

Our Blessed Mother: Honoring the Virgin Mary in May

The Queen of Heaven is so revered for her relationship with Christ and her love and guidance of her earthly children, the Catholic Church has dedicated the month of May in her honor.

In his 1965 encyclical, “Mense Maio,” Pope Paul VI wrote about the importance of Mary’s intercession for all the world, explaining that those who encounter her, encounter her Son, Jesus:

“For what other reason do we continually turn to Mary except to seek the Christ in her arms, to seek our Savior in her, through her, and with her? To Him men are to turn amid the anxieties and perils of this world, urged on by duty and driven by the compelling needs of their heart, to find a haven of salvation, a transcendent fountain of life.”

Pope Pius VI went on to write May is the month Christians offer the Virgin Mother more “fervent and loving acts of homage and veneration; and it is the month in which a greater abundance of God’s merciful gifts comes down to us from our Mother’s throne.”

During the month of May, we honor her motherly and queenly majesty from every corner of the earth.

Fr. Oliver Mohan, in residence at St. Timothy Parish in Mesa, said Mary is our advocate, and the spiritual mother of all humanity.

“Even for people who are not Catholic,” Fr. Mohan said. “She is the Queen of All Nations. Every country is her field of jurisdiction.”

He said Marian feasts vary from country to country, and that they are specific holy days of the liturgical year that Christians celebrate because of their local, regional, national or international importance.

Editor's note:  See what the Bible says about The Queen of Heaven.

Learn why Mary of Rome is not Mary of The Bible.



2 earthquakes felt in Ontario and Quebec




Thursday, May 16, 2013

Repent Before The Day of Anger



PP







 

Zephaniah 2

New International Version (NIV)

Gather together, gather yourselves together,
    you shameful nation,
before the decree takes effect
    and that day passes like windblown chaff,
before the Lord’s fierce anger
    comes upon you,
before the day of the Lord’s wrath
    comes upon you.
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land,
    you who do what he commands.
Seek righteousness, seek humility;
    perhaps you will be sheltered
    on the day of the Lord’s anger.

At least 6 killed, up to 100 injured by Texas tornadoes

Several tornadoes ripped through an area of North Central Texas Wednesday night, leaving at least six people dead, scores injured and driving hundreds from homes flattened by the turbulent winds.

Hardest hit was the Rancho Brazos subdivision of 110 homes near Granbury, southwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said a twister suddenly dropped out of the a boiling thunderstorm and leveled a wide swath of mobile homes and single-family homes.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Calling evil good, and good evil brings judgement

Isaiah 5

11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands.

13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:

16 But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

25 Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:

27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:

28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:

29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.

30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.

Lawmakers again push for Fort Hood shootings to be labeled terrorism

Allegations that White House officials have downplayed acts of terrorism linked to radical Islamic fundamentalists surfaced again last month following the bombings at the Boston marathon.
Numerous conservative lawmakers — and several Democrats — have chastised the administration for its reluctance to call the Boston attacks “Islamic terrorism” and referenced the Fort Hood attacks in their arguments.
Witnesses to the 2009 incident said the alleged shooter, Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, shouted Muslim prayers as he gunned down fellow soldiers. He is still awaiting trial on murder and assault charges.
In a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week, the trio of House members — Tom Rooney, R-Fla.; Chaka Fattah, D-Pa.; and Frank Wolf, R-Va. — say the decision in the days following the attack to treat it as a workplace violence incident rather than a terrorist incident “has since resulted in an embarrassing lack of care and treatment by our military for the victims and their families.”

http://www.stripes.com/lawmakers-again-push-for-fort-hood-shootings-to-be-labeled-terrorism-1.219874

2013-05-15 11:01:48 UPDATED: (M2.3) VIRGINIA

15 May 2013 11:01:48 UTC
15 May 2013 07:01:48 near epicenter
15 May 2013 06:01:48 standard time in your timezone

7 km (4 mi) S of Louisa, Virginia
42 km (26 mi) ESE of Charlottesville, Virginia
48 km (29 mi) NW of Short Pump, Virginia

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/se051513b

Monday, May 13, 2013

Pope Draws Line By Crowning Martyrs of Islamic Persecution

Pope canonises 800 martyrs killed by Turks


Pope Francis has created the first saints of his reign, canonising some 800 Italian martyrs who refused to convert to Islam in the 15th century.

Tens of thousands of faithful gathered to watch as Pope Francis formally bestowed the sainthoods, which had been approved by his predecessor Benedict XVI, during the mass at St Peter's Square on Sunday.

The new saints include Italian cobbler Antonio Primaldo, who was killed by Ottoman forces, along with an estimated 800 others, for refusing to convert to Islam in the town of Otranto in 1480.

Most of the dead remain anonymous.

"While we venerate the martyrs of Otranto, ask God to support the many Christians who still suffer from violence and give them the courage and fate and respond to evil with goodness," the Pope said, referring to the persecution of Christians.

The new Pope also canonised Colombia's Laura di Santa Caterina da Siena Montoya y Upeguila, and Mexico's Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala, who both died in the 20th century.

The two women founded religious orders and devoted their lives to helping the poor, the sick and native peoples.

The Pope paid homage to di Santa Caterina da Siena Montoya y Upeguila, or "Madre Laura" - Colombia's first saint - for respecting the local culture and traditions while teaching natives during her mission.

Editor's note: The Vatican just poked at Allah...probability is high that an Islamic fatwah will be issued to respond to this offense, which will not bode well for the Vatican!

North Korea Furious Over Arrival Of USS Nimitz For South Korea War Games

By RT

North Korea has decried “blackmail” and “provocation” in the arrival of the US aircraft carrier group Nimitz to its southern neighbor. The warships will take part in joint exercises with South Korea, as tensions in the peninsula run high.

The nuclear-powered USS Nimitz has anchored off the South Korean’s port of Busan on Saturday. The ship will take part in search and rescue operations and sea maneuvers from Monday to Tuesday off the country’s eastern coast, the South Korean Defense Ministry announced.

Pyongyang’s cross-border affairs ministry branded the deployment as a “grave military provocation” that would heighten tension in the Korean Peninsula.

“The joint naval drill involving the latest weaponry including the nuclear aircraft carrier is a wanton blackmail against us and demonstrates… that their attempt to invade us has reached an extremely reckless level,” the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said in a statement on Saturday night.

The Carrier Strike Group Eleven, of which Nimitz is the flagship, includes eight warships (including the aircraft carrier itself), four surface action group destroyers and three escort ships. Nimitz also has 64 combat aircraft stationed on board.

The group’s commander, Rear Admiral Mike White, said the arrival was scheduled and not a response to the period of heightened tension in the region. “This is not a response to any particular event, but part of our continuous engagement, much like we shared for 60 years,” he said.

The US and its military ally South Korea conduct over a dozen joint military drills annually, some of which include tens of thousands of troops and some of world’s most powerful military hardware. Currently, a joint anti-submarine warfare exercise is underway in the Yellow Sea.

North Korea regularly denounces such war games as provocative, claiming they are cover for a possible attack. The latest exercise, during which the US deployed its nuclear-capable stealth bombers, was met with a flurry of threats from Pyongyang, which said it would use its nuclear arsenal against American and South Korean troops if attacked.

Abortionist Gosnell's Verdict Is Not Justice

Kermit Gosnell's Verdict Is Not Justice

Kermit Gosnell is a serial killer. He was found guilty today of the first-degree murder of three infants and the third-degree murder of a patient at his abortion clinic. The grand jury believes that hundreds of infants met the same end as the ones whose murders were proved in court. Let no one call this justice.

Among supporters of late-term abortion -- a small but vocal contingent -- a common reaction to the trial has been to say that restrictions on the practice drove women to Gosnell. The grand jury reached a different conclusion: There weren’t any restrictions, thanks to Pennsylvania state governments of both parties that supported legal abortion. Clinics stopped being monitored under the administration of Republican Governor Tom Ridge, who got himself a nice reputation as a moderate because of his stance on abortion.

The question that should haunt us now is not how many victims Gosnell killed, which we will never know, but how many more Gosnells there are in our country. My National Review colleague Jillian Kay Melchior uncovered evidence that a few are in Florida. In a 2006 case, prosecutors were apparently unwilling to seek justice for a murdered infant left in a trash bag to die because she had been delivered at 22 weeks gestation.

The theory that infants delivered that early have no rights -- that protecting them would conflict with Roe v. Wade -- is mistaken: The Supreme Court has never held any such thing. It may nonetheless be a widespread view. President Barack Obama, when he was a state senator, opposed legislation to protect such infants because he feared it would undermine Roe. The court has made clear, however, that as soon as a fetus makes it even partway out of the womb it becomes a baby that the law can protect.

This distinction makes no sense to many people, who wonder why the location of this young human being should make such a large difference in whether he will live or die. Two Supreme Court justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and John Paul Stevens, expressed this bafflement in a 2003 case. We would have a law closer to our moral intuitions if we had serious restrictions on late-term abortion. But the court itself has prevented such restrictions by insisting that they include an unlimited exception for “health,” including emotional health.

Gosnell's case ought to spur reform -- in states, which ought to make sure their abortion clinics aren't going even further than the law allows; in Congress, which ought to determine if the civil rights of infants are being adequately protected; and in the Supreme Court, which ought to revisit an abortion jurisprudence that is more extreme than is typically understood.



A LAMENT FOR AMERICA

Lamentations 2
English Standard Version (ESV)

2 How the Lord in his anger
has set the daughter of Zion under a cloud!
He has cast down from heaven to earth
the splendor of Israel;
he has not remembered his footstool
in the day of his anger.

2 The Lord has swallowed up without mercy
all the habitations of Jacob;
in his wrath he has broken down
the strongholds of the daughter of Judah;
he has brought down to the ground in dishonor
the kingdom and its rulers.

3 He has cut down in fierce anger
all the might of Israel;
he has withdrawn from them his right hand
in the face of the enemy;
he has burned like a flaming fire in Jacob,
consuming all around.

4 He has bent his bow like an enemy,
with his right hand set like a foe;
and he has killed all who were delightful in our eyes
in the tent of the daughter of Zion;
he has poured out his fury like fire.

5 The Lord has become like an enemy;
he has swallowed up Israel;
he has swallowed up all its palaces;
he has laid in ruins its strongholds,
and he has multiplied in the daughter of Judah
mourning and lamentation.

6 He has laid waste his booth like a garden,
laid in ruins his meeting place;
the Lord has made Zion forget
festival and Sabbath,
and in his fierce indignation has spurned king and priest.

7 The Lord has scorned his altar,
disowned his sanctuary;
he has delivered into the hand of the enemy
the walls of her palaces;
they raised a clamor in the house of the Lord
as on the day of festival.

8 The Lord determined to lay in ruins
the wall of the daughter of Zion;
he stretched out the measuring line;
he did not restrain his hand from destroying;
he caused rampart and wall to lament;
they languished together.

9 Her gates have sunk into the ground;
he has ruined and broken her bars;
her king and princes are among the nations;
the law is no more,
and her prophets find
no vision from the Lord.

10 The elders of the daughter of Zion
sit on the ground in silence;
they have thrown dust on their heads
and put on sackcloth;
the young women of Jerusalem
have bowed their heads to the ground.

11 My eyes are spent with weeping;
my stomach churns;
my bile is poured out to the ground
because of the destruction of the daughter of my people,
because infants and babies faint
in the streets of the city.

12 They cry to their mothers,
“Where is bread and wine?”
as they faint like a wounded man
in the streets of the city,
as their life is poured out
on their mothers' bosom.

13 What can I say for you, to what compare you,
O daughter of Jerusalem?
What can I liken to you, that I may comfort you,
O virgin daughter of Zion?
For your ruin is vast as the sea;
who can heal you?

14 Your prophets have seen for you
false and deceptive visions;
they have not exposed your iniquity
to restore your fortunes,
but have seen for you oracles
that are false and misleading.

15 All who pass along the way
clap their hands at you;
they hiss and wag their heads
at the daughter of Jerusalem:
“Is this the city that was called
the perfection of beauty,
the joy of all the earth?”

16 All your enemies
rail against you;
they hiss, they gnash their teeth,
they cry: “We have swallowed her!
Ah, this is the day we longed for;
now we have it; we see it!”

17 The Lord has done what he purposed;
he has carried out his word,
which he commanded long ago;
he has thrown down without pity;
he has made the enemy rejoice over you
and exalted the might of your foes.

18 Their heart cried to the Lord.
O wall of the daughter of Zion,
let tears stream down like a torrent
day and night!
Give yourself no rest,
your eyes no respite!

19 “Arise, cry out in the night,
at the beginning of the night watches!
Pour out your heart like water
before the presence of the Lord!
Lift your hands to him
for the lives of your children,
who faint for hunger
at the head of every street.”

20 Look, O Lord, and see!
With whom have you dealt thus?
Should women eat the fruit of their womb,
the children of their tender care?
Should priest and prophet be killed
in the sanctuary of the Lord?

21 In the dust of the streets
lie the young and the old;
my young women and my young men
have fallen by the sword;
you have killed them in the day of your anger,
slaughtering without pity.

22 You summoned as if to a festival day
my terrors on every side,
and on the day of the anger of the Lord
no one escaped or survived;
those whom I held and raised
my enemy destroyed.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

ALERT: X-ray Flux exceeded M5 (R2)

Space Weather Message Code: ALTXMF
Serial Number: 187
Issue Time: 2013 May 13 0206 UTC

ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5
Threshold Reached: 2013 May 13 0204 UTC
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate

NOAA Space Weather Scale descriptions can be found at
www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales

Potential Impacts: Area of impact centered on sub-solar point on the sunlit side of Earth. Extent of blackout of HF (high frequency) radio communication dependent upon current X-ray Flux intensity. For real-time information on affected area and expected duration please see http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/drap/index.html.

IMAM'S PRAYER CURSES FALLEN SEAL TEAM SIX MEMBERS IN US MILITARY SERVICE

From the NAVY SEAL TEAM VI FAMILIES TO REVEAL GOVERNMENT’S CULPABILITY IN DEATH OF THEIR SONS IN FATAL HELICOPTER CRASH IN AFGHANISTAN FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL RAID ON BIN LADEN’S COMPOUND









See also: Navy SEALS Sacrificed For Islamic Appeasement?

Editor's note: Oh, but don't you dare pray in the Name of Jesus if you are a military chaplain.

The protective hand of The Lord no doubt will release the country into the hand of the enemy.

Mass Exodus of Christians from the Muslim World

Muslim conquered and occupied territory would seem more appropriate. via The Mass Exodus of Christians from the Muslim World |

A mass exodus of Christians is currently underway. Millions of Christians are being displaced from one end of the Islamic world to the other.

We are reliving the true history of how the Islamic world—much of which prior to the Islamic conquests was almost entirely Christian—came into being.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recently said: “The flight of Christians out of the region is unprecedented and it’s increasing year by year.” In our lifetime alone “Christians might disappear altogether from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.”

Ongoing reports from the Islamic world certainly support this conclusion. Iraq was the earliest indicator of the fate awaiting Christians once Islamic forces are liberated from the grip of dictators.

In 2003, Iraq’s Christian population was at least one million. Today fewer than 400,000 remain—the result of an anti-Christian campaign that began with the U.S. occupation of Iraq, when countless Christian churches were bombed and countless Christians killed, including by crucifixion and beheading.

The 2010 Baghdad church attack, which saw nearly 60 Christian worshippers slaughtered, is the tip of a decade-long iceberg.

Now as the U.S. supports the jihad on secular president Assad, the same pattern has come to Syria: entire regions and towns where Christians lived centuries before Islam came into being have now been emptied, as the opposition targets Christians for kidnapping, plundering, and beheadings, all in compliance with mosque calls that it’s a “sacred duty” to drive Christians away.

In Egypt, some 100,000 Christian Copts have fled their homeland soon after the “Arab Spring.” In September 2012, the Sinai’s small Christian community was attacked and evicted by al-Qaeda linked Muslims, Reuters reported.

But even before that, the Coptic Orthodox Church lamented the “repeated incidents of displacement of Copts from their homes, whether by force or threat. Displacements began in Ameriya [62 Christian families evicted], then they stretched to Dahshur [120 Christian families evicted], and today terror and threats have reached the hearts and souls of our Coptic children in Sinai.”

Iraq, Syria, and Egypt are the Arab world. But even in “black” African and “white” European nations with Muslim majorities, Christians are fleeing.

In Mali, after a 2012 Islamic coup, as many as 200,000 Christians fled. According to reports, “the church in Mali faces being eradicated,” especially in the north “where rebels want to establish an independent Islamist state and drive Christians out… there have been house to house searches for Christians who might be in hiding, church and Christian property has been looted or destroyed, and people tortured into revealing any Christian relatives.” At least one pastor was beheaded.



Even in European Bosnia, Christians are leaving en mass “amid mounting discrimination and Islamization.” Only 440,000 Catholics remain in the Balkan nation, half the prewar figure. Problems cited are typical: “while dozens of mosques were built in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, no building permissions were given for Christian churches.”

“Time is running out as there is a worrisome rise in radicalism,” said one authority, who further added that the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina were “persecuted for centuries” after European powers “failed to support them in their struggle against the Ottoman Empire.”

And so history repeats itself.

One can go on and on:

And for those willing to ignore history preferring the fantastic lies we tell ourselves about moderate Islam, this will also be the fate of non-Muslims in America during this century. It has already begun.

Read it all at Raymond Ibrahim.com.

If that’s not enough, read Ibrahim’s ongoing, monthly “Muslim Persecution of Christians” series – all ignored by U.S. and Western media.

Visit Creeping Sharia for more if the undercover Islamic invasion of the United States.

http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/the-mass-exodus-of-christians-from-the-muslim-world/

Lying about Benghazi

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

What Clinton was really doing there was deflecting attention away from the fact that she lied. We now know, thanks to Wednesday's congressional hearings and reporting by The Weekly Standard's Steve Hayes, that administration officials knew from the outset the video had nothing to do with it. Intelligence sources on the ground in Libya and officials in Washington knew that it was a terrorist attack from the beginning. The video was a "nonevent in Libya" according to Gregory Hicks, the man who inherited Stevens' duties after the ambassador was killed by al-Qaida-linked militants. The false video story was simply imposed from above by Clinton, President Barack Obama and their subalterns.

Let's return to that lie in a moment.

The hearings exposed another lie. Obama and Clinton have insisted they did everything they could to help the Americans besieged in Libya; they just couldn't get help to them in time.

That's simply untrue.

...What motivated the White House and the State Department to deceive the public about what they did is unknown. Maybe it was incompetence or politics or simply understandable bureaucratic confusion.

But we do know they deceived the public. Which brings us back to the lies over the video. In the wake of Benghazi, the country endured an intense debate over how much free speech we could afford because of the savage intolerance of rioters half a world away. Obama and Clinton fueled this debate by incessantly blaming the video — as if the First Amendment was the problem.

Clinton and Obama swore oaths to support and defend the Constitution. But after failing to support and defend Americans left to die, they blamed the Constitution for their failure. That's what difference it makes.

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Truth About Libya - Failed Foreign Policy



Editor's note: ...and the Muslim Brotherhood, the godfather of Islamic jihadist groups such as Al Qaeda operates with embrace within the United States.

CBS News Confirms that Obama Administration Covered-up Benghazi

SECURE AMERICA NOW

Just days after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Secure America Now created a video, "The Truth About Libya: Failed Foreign Policy" – the first of its kind after the tragedy, which held the U.S. government responsible for the deaths of Ambassador Stevens and three brave Americans.

Last week, the Weekly Standard obtained a timeline briefed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence – documented evidence that the talking points used by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice were heavily edited by senior members of the Obama administration to hide the role of Al Qaeda in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on the evening of Sep. 11, 2012.



As Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes notes, the administration knew from an early stage – two hours into the attack – that an "Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group operating in Libya" was responsible. That information was known throughout various government agencies. And yet, by Sunday, Sep. 16, the story had been transformed into the now-infamous lie about an anti-Islam YouTube video.

Later, when the fictitious YouTube-centered story began to unravel, the administration issued a statement through the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that suggested that new information had come to light about the role of terrorists in the attack.

The information was not new; it had been known from the very earliest stages of the attack. Was this a deliberate attempt to deceive the America people?

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8, three senior State Department officials with inside knowledge of the Benghazi attack will testify before the House Oversight Committee.

According to CBS News, one of those witnesses, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy - Gregory Hicks - told congressional investigators that the State Department internal review of the catastrophe at the mission in Benghazi, "Let people off the hook." Indeed, Hicks said, "I never reported a demonstration; I reported an attack on the consulate."

Hicks also questioned Ambassador Susan Rice’s talking points that made the rounds on numerous Sunday shows following the attack.

It is time the American people were told the truth about the terrorist attack that took place in Benghazi.

Contact Congressman Issa to thank him for standing strong and not being deterred by the administration’s refusal to come forward with the truth. The American people deserve to know.

Editor's note: The Muslim Brotherhood, the godfater of islamic jihadist groups such as Al Qaeda, operates with embrace here in the United States.

Benghazi Coverup: White House Lied and Four Men Died

Obama Gave Benghazi Stand Down Order: Congresswoman Ann Wagner






According to Congresswoman Ann Wagner from Missouri on the Dana Show (video below) in comments that have gone almost completely un-noticed by the mainstream media (wonder why?!), ONLY Barack Obama could have given the Benghazi stand down order. Will Barack Obama NOW be held responsible for the deaths of the American citizens killed there? The fact that ONLY Obama could have given the stand down order is confirmed in the 2nd video below with Lt. Gen. McInerney, who claims that Obama and our top leaders should all be held in ‘dereliction of duty’ for their inaction on 9/11 in Benghazi.

Congresswoman Ann Wagner was asked by talk show host Dana Loesch, “Because you have been an ambassador, you have been overseas with similar responsibilities and similar missions – who gives such an order to stand down? Where does that come from?”
“The President of the United States,” responded Wagner.

The White House has been scrambling to avoid the question of who gave the stand down order ever since whistleblower Greg Hicks, who was number two to Ambassador Chris Stevens, testified that US special forces were ready to board a plane in Tripoli but were prevented from coming to the aid of those under assault inside the consulate.

Editor's note: Where is the outrage?

Sunday, May 5, 2013

World's first GM babies born

The world's first geneticallymodified humans have been created, it was revealed last night.
The disclosure that 30 healthy babies were born after a series of experiments in the United States provoked another furious debate about ethics.
So far, two of the babies have been tested and have been found to contain genes from three 'parents'.
Fifteen of the children were born in the past three years as a result of one experimental programme at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of St Barnabas in New Jersey.
The babies were born to women who had problems conceiving. Extra genes from a female donor were inserted into their eggs before they were fertilised in an attempt to enable them to conceive.
Genetic fingerprint tests on two one-year- old children confirm that they have inherited DNA from three adults --two women and one man.
The fact that the children have inherited the extra genes and incorporated them into their 'germline' means that they will, in turn, be able to pass them on to their own offspring.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html#ixzz2SSJgj8TO
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Israeli warplanes continue to pound Damascus May 05

BEIRUT Israeli warplanes struck areas in and around the Syrian capital Sunday, setting off a series of explosions as they targeted a shipment of highly accurate, Iranian-made guided missiles believed to be on their way to Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, officials and activists said.

http://m.cbsnews.com/storysynopsis.rbml?pageType=world&url=http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57582923/israeli-warplanes-continue-to-pound-damascus/&catid=57582923

Friday, May 3, 2013

ALERT: X-ray Flux exceeded M5 (R2)

Space Weather Message Code: ALTXMF
Serial Number: 186
Issue Time: 2013 May 03 1732 UTC

ALERT: X-Ray Flux exceeded M5
Threshold Reached: 2013 May 03 1729 UTC
NOAA Scale: R2 - Moderate

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Muslim terrorist group has filed a lawsuit against Christian Action Network

A Muslim terrorist group has filed a lawsuit against Christian Action Network seeking $30 million, following the publication of a book by CAN President Martin Mawyer entitled “Twilight in America.” The suit alleges that Mawyer, co-author Patti A. Pierucci and CAN defamed and libeled the group by publishing information about their crimes and ongoing illegal behavior.

The group, known as The Muslims of America, Inc. (MOA), has operated as a front group for Al Fuqra, which was at one time listed as a terrorist group by the State Department. Al Fuqra members have been convicted of and suspected in dozens of terrorist-related and white-collar crimes in the United States going back decades.

Forensics investigator Susan Fenger—who successfully prosecuted an American Muslim group in the 1990s on charges of terrorism and white-collar crime—has agreed to testify on behalf of Christian Action Network in a lawsuit filed by the same Muslim organization.

In an exclusive interview with Mawyer in 2006, Fenger said she had a $50,000 bounty on her head, placed there by the leader of MOA in Pakistan, Sheikh Mubarik Ali Gilani. The bounty was a form of payback from Gilani because he had to finance the defense of numerous MOA/Fuqra members who were prosecuted as a result of Fenger’s investigation.

Despite the threat to her and the price on her life, she has agreed to testify at the upcoming trial on behalf of CAN to help clear them of any charges.

“Susan Fenger spent years investigating The Muslims of America and its money trail, eventually proving that money scammed from taxpayers was going overseas to fund a known terrorist, Sheikh Gilani,” Mawyer said. “She is a hero because of her relentless pursuit of justice when no one else, not even the FBI, were willing to take on a powerful Muslim group with terrorist ties.”

Mawyer added: “There is such an abundance of official documentation of MOA’s involvement in terrorist activities that I am confident we will prevail in this lawsuit.”

http://www.christianaction.org/muslim-terrorist-group-files-30-million-lawsuit-against-christian-action-network/

Bring it on: Author says Muslim group's $30M libel suit will expose terror ties

Fox News

The shadowy leader of an American Muslim organization accused of running terror training camps in the U.S. could find himself being questioned under oath if his outfit follows through on its $30 million defamation suit against the Christian group that leveled the charges in a best-selling book.

Muslims of the Americas, a group founded in the 1980s by elusive Pakistani Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, is suing the Christian Action Network for defamation and libel following CAN’s recent publication of the book “Twilight in America: The Untold Story of Islamist Terrorist Training Camps Inside America.” Co-authored by CAN founder Martin Mawyer and Patti Pierucci, the book accuses MOA of “acting as a front for the radical Islamist group Jamaat al-Fuqra.”

In the suit, filed this year in federal court in Albany, N.Y., the Muslim group accuses Mawyer, Pierucci and CAN of "malicious, repetitious and continuous pronouncements and publication of defamatory statements against plaintiff."
"We're calling their bluff," said Mawyer. "I would have thought this would have been dropped a while ago, but I guess they feel they have to defend themselves to their own members."

Many of the book’s allegations are based on the claims of a former NYPD undercover informant who spent eight years posing as a member of the Muslim group, which has secretive bases in rural areas around the country, including Hancock, N.Y., and York County, S.C.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/01/christian-group-welcomes-muslim-organization-30m-suit-vows-to-put-leader-on/#ixzz2S9S9UYqS

PENTAGON MAY COURT MARTIAL SOLDIERS WHO SHARE CHRISTIAN FAITH

The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”.
The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/05/01/Breaking-Pentagon-Confirms-Will-Court-Martial-Soldiers-Who-Share-Christian-Faith