|Just recently in my Bible studies, I noticed that the narrative of who kills the two witnesses during the Tribulation is often glossed over, and assumed to be the Antichrist; however, the more I studied it, I realized that who kills the two witnesses is important because he has clear limitations imposed on him - and this offsets their death by several months - which shortens the Tribulation timeline. Of course, that brings up the questions of how and why would the Tribulation be shortened? Read the article to study both of these questions!|
The Venezuelan central bank has withheld figures for months this time ... Venezuelans continue to stand in long lines at stores bereft of everything from toilet paper to cooking oil and medicine. ...last reported the scarcity index in March, when 19 basic goods were said to face "serious supply problems." That month, corn oil shortages were at 100 percent while flour and milk were absent in nine out of 10 stores.
The strike at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) in Liberia's capital Monrovia follows a one-day protest over pay and conditions at the Connaught hospital in Sierra Leone's capital on Monday. Both hospitals have treated Ebola patients. ...healthcare workers at JFK, the country's largest referral hospital, had gone unpaid for two months. Staff at the main Ebola clinic at Kenema in eastern Sierra Leone also walked off the job last week, in protest at conditions.
09/01/2014, newswithviews.com, By Chuck Baldwin
...the entire history of the early church in the Book of Acts is the story of how believers refused to surrender the authority of Christ to any human authority--including civil government. The man who wrote Romans 13 (the Apostle Paul) spent about as much time behind bars as he did free. ...But what do we hear from most pastors and churches today?
Perhaps it was strange for Linda to hear a doctor suggest that she might want to kill her baby boy who was just like her. Linda leads a happy and fulfilled life, and she personally knows that a lack of arms does not stop a person from being a very loved individual with a wonderful life. Sometimes, those with disabilities see more clearly than the rest of society.
There are several hundred Jews left in Donetsk and potentially as many as 1,000, out of a prewar community of 11,000, Vishedski told the Post during a telephone interview from Mariupol on Sunday.
Limited laboratory studies under favorable conditions indicate that Ebola virus can remain viable on solid surfaces, with concentrations falling slowly over several days. ...There is no epidemiologic evidence of Ebola virus transmission via either the environment or fomites that could become contaminated during patient care (e.g., bed rails, door knobs, laundry). However, given the apparent low infectious dose, potential of high virus titers in the blood of ill patients, and disease severity, higher levels of precaution are warranted to reduce the potential risk posed by contaminated surfaces in the patient care environment.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the organisations's summit in Wales next week would overcome divisions within the alliance and agree to new deployments on Russia's borders – a move certain to trigger a strong reaction from Moscow. ..."In order to be able to provide such rapid reinforcements you also need some reception facilities in host nations. So it will involve the pre-positioning of supplies, of equipment, preparation of infrastructure, bases, headquarters. The bottom line is you will in the future see a more visible Nato presence in the east."
Editor: Related: NATO formations on Russian borders will impact Moscow’s decision-making – envoy
The interim government led by prime minister Abdullah Al Thani, which resigned last week, said armed militias were in control of ministries and blocking access to government workers.
...said on Monday any new sanctions from the European Union or the United States would force Russia to protect its economy, citizens and businesses.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian and Russian officials are holding talks with separatist rebels and international monitors in Minsk. ...Rebel representatives told Russian media they were seeking a "special status" for their regions within Ukraine, leaving them in charge of security and giving them amnesty from prosecution. ...the EU gave Russia a one-week ultimatum to reverse course in Ukraine or face more sanctions.
While Bardarbunga, located under Europe's largest glacier, had not yet started spewing ash as of early Friday, the release of a massive cloud remained a possible scenario with potentially dire consequences for aviation. ...The civil protection office said the eruption began in the early hours of Friday and had created a volcanic fissure of up to one kilometre long.
Editor: Related: 2nd. fissure eruption started. and Iceland issues new Bardarbunga volcano lava alert
In the early hours of Sunday, European leaders meeting in Brussels decided to give Russia a week to change course before finalizing sanctions. Barroso warned Russia against trying Europe’s patience further, saying Europe was “ready for a new round of sanctions following the recent escalation” of hostilities in the east. ...On Friday, Putin praised the militias of “Novorossiya” — or “new Russia” — hailing them as “insurgents” battling an army that he likened later that day to invaders during World War II
Officials say the airstrikes destroyed an armed vehicle, a fighting position and weapons and significantly damaged an Islamic State building.
Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years and a Palestinian official said would cause only more friction after the Gaza war.
Russia is demanding to know why international investigators have yet to publish the black box data from a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July, a deputy defence minister said in an interview published today. ..."Why have the data still not been published about the conversations between the air traffic controllers and the pilots of the Boeing? Why haven't the data been presented from the international investigation of the black boxes? Who doesn't want this to happen?"
"For vessels coming in we have cancelled shore passes. Absolutely no one from on board vessels will be allowed down," she told AFP. The country's four seaports, including the Freeport of Monrovia, would adopt a "zero tolerance" approach, Parker said, against an outbreak which has claimed 1,500 lives since the start of the year.
The U.K. will press European Union leaders to consider blocking Russian access to the SWIFT banking transaction system under an expansion of sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, a British government official said. ...“Blocking Russia from the SWIFT system would be a very serious escalation in sanctions against Russia and would most certainly result in equally tough retaliatory actions by Russia,” ...“An exclusion from SWIFT would not block major trade deals but would cause problems in cross-border banking and that would disrupt trade flows.”
As the plane safely returned to Moscow, Russia called Poland's actions “a gross violation of the norms and ethics of communication” and in the context of the celebrations of Slovakia's triumph over Nazism, a “blasphemous trick against the historical memory and the merits of those who saved Europe from fascism.”
The revised estimate is based on the finding that an emergency cooling system, known as HPCI, of reactor 3 stopped working six hour earlier than previously thought, and that the meltdown had also started more than five hours earlier.
Iranian military leaders have openly boasted that they have begun to send weapons to Palestinian Arab terrorists in Judea and Samaria and elsewhere in the region, the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday. The report quoted a top Iranian military commander who confirmed that weapon shipments to Judea and Samaria have already begun and that more will be sent to other “Palestinian resistance groups.”
A Russian Antonov AN 72 transport plane crossed the Finnish border yesterday at about 12:08 p.m. local time near Porvoo on the Gulf of Finland, identified by Finland’s F/A-18 Hornet jet, the government in Helsinki said. Russian state aircraft are also suspected of two other airspace violations on on the south coast since Aug. 23.
The Ebola virus sweeping through West Africa has mutated repeatedly during the current outbreak, a fact that could hinder diagnosis and treatment of the devastating disease, according to scientists who have genetically sequenced the virus in scores of victims.
08/29/2014, alt-market.com, By Brandon Smith
The foremost current threat and most useful scapegoat is, of course, the ISIS insurgency in the Middle East. If one's source of information was the mainstream media alone, one might be inclined to believe that ISIS has materialized out of nowhere to become a menace so organized and effective it has eclipsed Al-Qaeda as the hot button boogeyman used by the establishment. ...With all this hype circling ISIS, I have to suggest that maybe, just maybe, we are being given the ultimate scapegoat for the ultimate false flag attack.
...a pro-life law credited with closing multiple abortion clinics and cutting abortions 13 percent, saving an estimated 9,900 babies from abortion.
It recommends that countries affected by Ebola should conduct exit screening amid concerns that the virus could spread to 10 further countries beyond the four now affected. ...The transport of medical supplies should become easier if travel restrictions are lifted ...is spread by humans coming into contact with bodily fluids, such as sweat...
08/28/2014, lifenews.com, by Eric Metaxas
And as we face the pressure to conform to the respectable barbarism of our times, we ought remember what Jesus said about treating those considered “the least of these.” Perhaps He had in mind the infirm, the poor, the prisoner, and the baby with genetic disorders.
The IMO has confirmed that a fissure eruption has started north of Dyngjujökull.
The foreign minister said the Syrian government repeatedly has warned of the threat of terrorism and the need to cut off resources and funding but "no one listened to us." Syria's government has long described the rebels fighting to topple Assad as "terrorists" in a foreign conspiracy. There is not much Syria can do, however, if the U.S. does decide to strike.
Russian officials have drawn up a law that would create a local equivalent of the interbank payment system SWIFT, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev said on Wednesday in comments cited by Russian news agencies. The draft law appears to be a response to concerns that Belgium-based SWIFT, the world's biggest electronic payments system, could become a tool for further Western sanctions targeting Russia's financial sector over the Ukraine crisis.
...jets shelled rebel positions near a border crossing close to the Israeli Golan Heights that was seized by rebels in some of the heaviest clashes in the strategic area this year, rebels and residents said on Thursday.
The Russian government and several of the country’s largest exporters have widely discussed the possibility of accepting payments in rubles for oil exports. ...According to the newspaper, the change in currency was made because of the Western sanctions against Russia.
Taiwan sent fighter jets to tail two Chinese military planes that entered the island’s air space, a week after a close encounter between a U.S. and Chinese jet.
But, at the end of the day, Hamas gave nothing. The rules of war are quite different for such groups, some in Israel argued, and so Hamas can quite rightly claim victory, despite its tremendous losses.
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