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By Daniel Valles, Posted to Editor's Blog: 08/10/2014
 
       
imageThis subject has been so twisted and misunderstood by countless Christians. Unfortunately, the beliefs surrounding just this one topic can completely change your understanding of the New Testament, and prophecy. Too many people rely on opinion and personal feelings instead of checking the manual, the Bible, to see what God has recorded and demonstrated for us. Click here for the article. Maranatha.

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The ALS Challenge kills babies
08/19/2014, afa.net
The ALS association is actively now funding embryonic stem cell research and admitting that they likely will continue to do so in the future. ...The funding of embryonic stem cell research means that children are created and at their earliest stages of life they are destroyed so that the stem cells (from usually the base of the brain) can be harvested to perform tests with.
Editor: Matthew 6:2-4 - "Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly."
Ebola crisis: Liberia orders curfew and quarantine
08/19/2014, bbc.com
Liberia has imposed a night-time curfew and has quarantined a slum in the capital Monrovia in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak.
Protesters march toward Pakistan’s Parliament in sign of deepening crisis
08/19/2014, washingtonpost.com
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marched on Pakistan’s Parliament on Tuesday night, even as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif mobilized the military to help secure the heart of the capital.
Airlines on Watch for Ash as Icelandic Volcano Rumbles
08/19/2014, bloomberg.com
...one of Iceland’s biggest volcanoes rumbles to life, threatening ash clouds that could force flight cancellations across the North Atlantic, the busiest international travel market. ...Iceland’s Civil Protection Agency began evacuating the area north of the volcano today after deciding yesterday to raise the eruption risk to “orange,” the second-highest level. ...authorities have recorded about 800 earthquakes in the area since early yesterday.
Editor: Related: Another Unpronounceable Icelandic Volcano Is Getting Ready to Explode and Growing Likelihood Of Eruption At Bárðarbunga
Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, Calls for ‘Martial Law’ in Ferguson, Mo.
08/19/2014, newsweek.com
“My own feeling is right now is that President Obama should use the authority of his office to declare martial law, federalize the Missouri National Guard to protect people as they protest," Lewis said during an interview on MSNBC. "People should come together—reasonable elected officials, community leaders—and address what is happening there. If you fail to act, the fires of frustration and discontent will continue to burn, not only in Ferguson, Missouri, but all across America.”
Editor: Pay attention, people...
Red Heifer Update
08/19/2014, israelnationalnews.com
...Talia, as she is affectionately known, has become disqualified for use for the ordinance of the red heifer and is now unfit according to Biblical law. ...The past few weeks of planning for the red heifer with our friends in the USA has been a very productive and important experience, in which the Institute geared up for what became a ‘practice drill,’...
Editor: For as many years as I've been hearing about these, I'm pretty sure there is a small herd of them somewhere all ready to go... however, pay attention to the fact that they are practicing for what is essentially the dedication/purification/separation of the priests (Numbers 19)
WHO urges exit screening in countries with Ebola
08/18/2014, usatoday.com
"Any person with an illness consistent with (Ebola) should not be allowed to travel unless the travel is part of an appropriate medical evacuation," the WHO said. "There should be no international travel of Ebola contacts or cases, unless the travel is part of an appropriate medical evacuation." ..."The risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel is low," the WHO said.
Editor: Except they fail to mention that the CDC says unprotected people shouldn't be within 3ft of an infected person for long periods of time... of course, you have plenty of room on a plane...
National Guard called in as chaos continues in Missouri town
08/18/2014, reuters.com
On Sunday night, police wearing gas masks and body armor fired tear gas and smoke canisters hours ahead of the curfew, which ran Saturday and Sunday from midnight to 5 a.m. (0500 to 1000 GMT The Missouri Highway Patrol said "aggressors" tried to infiltrate a law enforcement command post. "Coordinated acts" by a few in the crowd were "premeditated criminal acts designed ... to provoke a response,"
Editor: Related: Chaos, violence in Ferguson; National Guard called in
Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam; militants deny claim
08/18/2014, chron.com
The retaking of the dam would mark the first major victory for the Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling the Islamic militants since U.S. airstrikes began earlier this month. It could significantly boost their morale as they try to free territory overrun by the Islamic State in a blitz this summer. Also, the dam and its broader complex hold great strategic value as they supply electricity and water to a large part of the country.
Editor: Related: Iraqi Kurds say they recapture strategic dam from jihadists - "An employee at the dam, however, contested the government's version of events. "Islamic State fighters are still in full control over the dam’s facilities and most of them are taking shelter near the sensitive places of the dam to avoid air strikes..."
In CDC bird flu mix-up, U.S. agency cites sloppy science, failed reporting
08/17/2014, chicagotribune.com
The agency is under congressional scrutiny over repeated safety lapses, including the potential exposure of scores of its workers to live anthrax bacteria in June. ... The CDC investigators concluded that the failure to report the breach was not deliberate, which Rutgers' Ebright said in an interview "strains credulity."
Editor: Do not be surprised if an 'outbreak' in some American city or area is blamed on an 'oopsie'...
NATO would respond militarily to Crimea-style infiltration: general
08/17/2014, reuters.com
If Russia tries to infiltrate troops into a NATO country, even out of official military uniform as it did before it annexed Ukraine's Crimea, NATO will respond militarily, the alliance's top commander said in an interview published on Sunday. ...although NATO had no plans to intervene in non-NATO member Ukraine, NATO countries in eastern Europe needed to start preparing for a possible threat from "little green men" - referring to soldiers in unmarked uniforms.
Ebola, pigs, primates and people
08/17/2014, virologydownunder.blogspot.co.uk, Ian M Mackay
Whether propelled by sneezing, coughing, talking, splashing, flushing or some other process, aerosols (an over-arching term) include a range of particle sizes. ...The smaller droplets that remain suspended in the air evaporate very quickly (< 1/10 sec in dry air), leaving behind particles consisting of proteins, salts and other things left after the water is removed, including suspended viruses and bacteria. These leftovers, which may be more like a gel, depending on the humidity, are called droplet nuclei. They can remain airborne for hours and, if unimpeded, travel wherever the wind blows them. Coughs, sneezes and toilet flushes generate both droplets and droplet nuclei.
You Are Not Nearly Scared Enough About Ebola
08/17/2014, foreignpolicy.com
Laurie Garrett is senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations ...Add to the Nigerian scenario civil war, national elections, Boko Haram terrorists, and a countrywide doctors' strike -- all of which are real and current -- and you have a scenario so overwrought and frightening that I could not have concocted it even when I advised screenwriter Scott Burns on his Contagion script.
Editor: Be prudent and aware. As I mentioned in my Ebola Report, I am more concerned about what will be done in Ebola's name, than necessarily the virus itself, even though it is very real. When we look at the major organizations involved, and the steps they are taking, certain things do appear scripted. Pay attention.
Obama Mentor Charles Ogletree on ‘Three Days of Rioting’ in Ferguson: ‘It’s Just Starting’
08/17/2014, breitbart.com
Ogletree also praised Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for his op-ed in which he pointed out that black Americans have every right to feel that their government is targeting them, especially when local police forces are militarized.
Editor: Be aware that it is possible to steer legitimate grievances and angst for the wrong purposes and ends in a chess game where the majority of pieces are pawns...
Oakland Protest Leads to Vandalism, Arrests
08/17/2014, nbcbayarea.com
The majority of the crowd, which protested a police shooting that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri last week, marched peacefully, while a small group broke away, disrupted traffic and vandalized businesses this evening, a police official said Friday.
Curfew re-imposed in Missouri city where black teen shot by police
08/17/2014, reuters.com
Seven protesters were arrested early on Sunday after failing to disperse as the midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew went into effect. Police used canisters of smoke and later teargas to disperse the crowd, a Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman said.
Several earthquakes recorded in northwest Oklahoma
08/17/2014, normantranscript.com
The USGS recorded at least seven quakes of magnitude 3.0 or larger near the Grant County town on Saturday and Sunday. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says there are no reports of injury or damage.
Israel threatens Hamas with massive retaliation as cease-fire enters final day
08/17/2014, jpost.com
If no agreement is agreed upon, the official said, there are two possibilities. The first is that no cease-fire extension or agreement is reached by Monday at midnight, and Hamas renews its firing. “If that happens,” he said, “Israel’s response will be strong.” ...One of the problems in the negotiations, it has emerged, is that the Palestinian delegation to Cairo – made up of Fatah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad representatives – is not a united group.
Ebola fears heightened in Liberia as clinic looted
08/17/2014, usatoday.com
Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses. ...Some of the looted items were visibly stained with blood, vomit and excrement ...West Point is home to at least 50,000 people ...Kenya Airways said it would suspend flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone ...Officials in Cameroon, which borders Nigeria, announced Friday it would suspend all flights from all four Ebola-affected countries.
Missouri Gov. Declares State of Emergency, Curfew for Ferguson
08/16/2014, online.wsj.com
...During the final hours of darkness on Saturday morning, looters in some half-dozen stores along the street were carting out armsful of goods. Most of the people who had been protecting the shops had by then left their posts. It wasn't clear why. Police then left the scene and the looting continued apace. ...police weren't responding to calls for help
Editor: Related: Missouri governor declares curfew in riot-hit Ferguson
Ukraine tensions rise again, NATO accuses Russia of ‘escalating’ conflict
08/15/2014, csmonitor.com
A plan for inspecting the trucks was still under discussion Friday, although some partial access to the trucks revealed only items such as food and medical supplies. But many of the trucks were less than half full, raising concerns on the Ukrainian side that the trucks intended to pick up military equipment before crossing into eastern Ukraine.
Safed Chief Rabbi Surprises Knesset C’tee with Temple Mount Call
08/15/2014, israelnationalnews.com
He confirmed that his father, a former Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel, has called for the construction of a synagogue on the Temple Mount.
‘Harbinger’ author says loss of ‘Tree of Hope’ a warning
08/14/2014, wnd.com
A tree that was placed at the site of the 9/11 Muslim terror attack in New York City has died, has been removed, and destroyed. ...One of the harbingers was a sycamore tree at Ground Zero, which after the destruction of the Twin Towers was replaced by an evergreen, a move Cahn believes follows the Isaiah prophecy.
Editor: I don't agree with Cahn in other areas (previously linked), but this parallel is food for thought...
Ukraine approves law on sanctions against Russia
08/14/2014, reuters.com
Russia is Europe's biggest gas supplier, meeting almost a third of the region's demand, around half of which flows to European clients via Ukraine. European utility companies are worried that Ukrainian sanctions could disrupt supplies during the coming winter.
Ebola Outbreak Vastly Underestimated: WHO
08/14/2014, newsweek.com
"Staff at the outbreak sites see evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," the organisation said on its website. ...International agencies are looking into emergency food drops and truck convoys to reach hungry people in Liberia and Sierra Leone cordoned off from the outside world to halt the spread of the virus, a top World Bank official said.
Rallies in 90 cities honour Missouri teen, other people who died at hands of police
08/14/2014, timescolonist.com
Thousands of people across the country on Thursday attended protest vigils for an unarmed black Missouri teenager fatally shot by a white police officer and other victims who organizers say died as a result of police brutality. The vigils, observed in more than 90 cities as part of a National Moment of Silence, came days after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the death of a New York man caused by a police officer's chokehold.
Iraq’s al-Maliki gives up post to rival
08/14/2014, bigstory.ap.org
Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced late Thursday that he was relinquishing his post to his nominated replacement, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency.
Putin says Russia should aim to sell energy in roubles
08/14/2014, uk.reuters.com
...for roubles globally because the dollar monopoly in energy trade was damaging Russia's economy.
Euro zone economy grinds to halt even before Russia sanctions bite
08/14/2014, uk.reuters.com
The zero growth reported by statistics agency Eurostat on Thursday was cause for alarm throughout the 18-nation region, which is already bracing for the impact of sanctions imposed on and by Russia over Ukraine.
14 Reasons Why The U.S. Economy’s Bubble Of False Prosperity May Be About To Burst
08/14/2014, theeconomiccollapseblog.com, By Michael Snyder
The last time that we saw a junk bond rout of this magnitude was back during the financial crash of 2008. In fact, as the Telegraph recently explained, bonds usually crash before stocks do...
A Bunch Of Russian Military Vehicles Have Just Crossed Into Ukraine Read more: http://www.businessi
08/14/2014, businessinsider.com
Russia could be using the APCs in order to create supply corridors throughout eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian military had been encircling the key separatist-held cities of Luhansk and Donetsk in an effort to cut off the flow of supplies to the rebels.
More Russian Companies at Risk as U.S. Tightens Sanctions
08/14/2014, bloomberg.com
The change, announced in a notice on the department’s website yesterday, means that a firm would be sanctioned if any combination of sanctioned individuals collectively owns at least 50 percent of it.
[Jacksonville, FL] Sheriff responds to ‘The Purge’ social media threats
08/14/2014, firstcoastnews.com
...multiple messages in social media Wednesday from concerned viewers asking about an ominous photo floating around social media sites.
Editor: In a day and age where flash mobs and violence are already routinely instigated, it is all too easy to tap into pre-existing criminal intent... Be prudent, and be aware.
Watch: Muslims Force Closure of Temple Mount for Jews
08/14/2014, israelnationalnews.com
As for whether the Interior Committee will be able to change the situation, back in June the Committee's sub-committee on Jewish prayer rights at the Temple Mount issued a report which surprisingly recommended maintaining the status quo at the Mount.
If Ebola Arrives In The U.S., Stopping It May Rely On Controversial Tools
08/14/2014, forbes.com
Chief among them are authority maintained by the Centers for Disease Control to quarantine Americans suspected of having a dangerous, communicable disease. In some cases, this includes the power to isolate people, and hold a healthy person against his will. The CDC’s quarantine authority has been strengthened in recent years. ...What will happen if Ebola arrives in America? First, there will be a lot of misplaced panic.
Editor: I am more worried about people's panic than I am necessarily about Ebola.
How Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire Won the Culture Wars
08/14/2014, thedailybeast.com, Tim Teeman
He dragged up and spoke for inclusive family values in the 1993 film and played a loving gay partner in ‘The Birdcage.’ In far more hostile times, Robin Williams became an LGBT hero. ...Williams himself was a supporter of LGBT rights—again, a long time before that became fashionable
Israel, Hamas to extend cease-fire by five days
08/14/2014, washingtonpost.com
...a five-day extension of the Gaza Strip cease-fire to negotiate a more permanent truce, even as a barrage of rockets were lobbed at Israel and a deadly accident at a bomb disposal site killed a foreign journalist and five others in Gaza.
Protests again roil Ferguson, Mo., over Michael Brown shooting
08/13/2014, latimes.com
Protests racked this St. Louis suburb for a fifth straight night Wednesday as anger flared anew over the police killing of an unarmed young black man.

 

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