Saturday, April 02, 2005

New Scientist Breaking News - Pandemic bug returns as community MRSA strain

New Scientist Breaking News - Pandemic bug returns as community MRSA strain: "A virulent type of community-acquired MRSA �superbug� that attacks healthy, young people has been found to be the descendent of a penicillin-resistant strain that caused serious infections worldwide 50 years ago."

Pope John Paul II Passes

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - World Mourns Passing of Pope John Paul II: "Pope John Paul II (search), the leader of the Roman Catholic Church and a humanitarian admired by people of all faiths worldwide, died Saturday at the age of 84. "

WHO Downplays Fears of Virus in Angola

My Way News: "GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization on Friday played down the danger of a wide spread of an Ebola-like virus that has killed 127 people in Angola, including 12 health workers."

The Passing of a Pope –TRUTH vs EMOTION

Hal Lindsey Oracle - Politically Incorrect - Prophetically Correct: "The Passing of a Pope �TRUTH vs EMOTION"


Excellent commentary by Hal Lindsey on the the inevitable passing of the Pope.

Volunteers arrive in Arizona to back citizen patrols of border

KRT Wire | 04/01/2005 | Volunteers arrive in Arizona to back citizen patrols of border: "TOMBSTONE, Ariz. - (KRT) - Against a backdrop of mock Old West shootouts and vigilante justice icons, more than 100 volunteers arrived Friday to join or support citizen patrols of Arizona's border with Mexico, condemning the Bush administration for allowing an 'invasion' of illegal immigrants."

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - U.S. Missionaries Killed in Guyana

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - U.S. Missionaries Killed in Guyana: "GEORGETOWN, Guyana � Police said Friday that two American missionaries had been found slain at a farm they rented in southwestern Guyana (search) near the border with Brazil. "


our prayers go out to all of the missionaries around the world who are being persecuted!

Friday, April 01, 2005

Bomb Blast Hits Christian Village in Lebanon

My Way News: "BEIRUT (Reuters) - A bomb ripped through a shopping center in a Christian village east of Beirut on Friday night, causing an unknown number of casualties, witnesses and a security source said."

Yahoo! News - "Super volcano" could dwarf Indonesia's earthquake catastrophes: expert

Yahoo! News - "Super volcano" could dwarf Indonesia's earthquake catastrophes: expert: "SYDNEY (AFP) - As Indonesians struggled to recover from the second deadly earthquake to strike them in three months, an Australian expert warned the country faced the prospect of a 'super volcano' eruption that would dwarf all previous catastrophes. "

The Australian: Super volcanoes 'ticking time bomb' [April 01, 2005]

The Australian: Super volcanoes 'ticking time bomb' [April 01, 2005]: "HUGE volcanoes with the potential to kill millions and trigger catastrophic effects for life on earth are well overdue for an eruption, a scientist says."

MSNBC - East Coast on weekend flood watch

MSNBC - East Coast on weekend flood watch: "The East Coast from Alabama to Massachusetts was told to be prepared for possible severe flooding through the weekend as storms make their way north from the south."

3 Whooping Cough Cases Confirmed in Neb.

My Way News: "HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) - Three cases of whooping cough have been confirmed at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in children ranging in age from infancy to 12 years old, a hospital official says."

Tenn. Probes Potential Case of Diphtheria

My Way News: "CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - State and local officials are investigating a potential case of diphtheria, a deadly respiratory disease that occurs about five times a year in the United States."

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Israel to Adopt 'Lost Tribe'

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Israel to Adopt 'Lost Tribe': "JERUSALEM � Israel has decided to adopt about 6,000 Indians who claim Jewish ancestry, and plans to send a team of rabbinical judges to formally convert them to Orthodox Judaism (search), the Haaretz newspaper reported Friday.


The return of the 'lost tribes' to their ancient homeland is viewed by some as the fulfillment of biblical prophecy and a herald of the Messiah.

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FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Pope John Paul II in 'Very Serious' Condition

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Pope John Paul II in 'Very Serious' Condition: "VATICAN CITY � Pope John Paul II's (search) condition was critical but stable, the Vatican said Friday, and he was said to be conscious, celebrating Mass and receiving top aides, asking one to read him the biblical account of Christ's crucifixion and burial. "

WorldNetDaily: Iran warns 'Great Satan' U.S.

WorldNetDaily: Iran warns 'Great Satan' U.S.: "Amid fears Iran is developing a nuclear weapons program, the country's hard-line Revolutionary Guards issued a warning to the 'Great Satan' United States of certain defeat if Washington decides to attack. "

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - N. Korea Demands U.S. Apology

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - N. Korea Demands U.S. Apology: "SEOUL, South Korea � North Korea (search) is waiting for the United States to apologize for calling it an 'outpost of tyranny' before the communist state will return to nuclear talks, a senior official said, as the North announced Friday it will convene a rubber-stamp parliament expected to endorse its boycott of the talks. "

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Pope John Paul II in 'Very Serious' Condition

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Pope John Paul II in 'Very Serious' Condition: "VATICAN CITY � Pope John Paul II (search) was in 'very serious' condition after suffering heart failure and septic shock, the Vatican said Friday morning. The Vatican later refuted reports that the pope had slipped into a coma, and was expected to issue another statement on his health later in the morning. "

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Angola's Virus Death Toll Reaches 126

My Way News: "LUANDA, Angola (AP) - Angola's death toll from an Ebola-like virus has climbed to 126, the Health Ministry and World Health Organization said Thursday, making it the deadliest recorded outbreak of the rare Marburg disease."

Goldman sees oil price 'super spike' to $105 a barrel

Goldman sees oil price 'super spike' to $105 a barrel - UPDATE 3 Messenger | Yahoo! Finance-: "NEW YORK (AFX) - Oil prices have entered the early stages of trading that could lead to a 'super spike' with the potential to move prices to $105 per barrel, enough to meaningfully reduce energy consumption, according to a Goldman Sachs analysis."

CNN.com - Vatican source:�Pope given last rites - Mar 31, 2005

CNN.com - Vatican source:�Pope given last rites - Mar 31, 2005: "VATICAN CITY (CNN) -- Pope John Paul II was given the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church late Thursday night as his health deteriorated, a Vatican source has told CNN. "

Palestinians warned not to collaborate with Hizbullah

Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World: "Leaflets distributed in Ramallah on Wednesday warned Hizbullah against 'meddling' in Palestinian affairs and threatened to punish any Palestinian who collaborates with the Lebanese organization. "

Palestinian officials back down on vow to hunt gunmen

Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World: "Palestinian security backs down on pledge to crack down on Ramallah gunmen who attack Abbas' office "


Why does this not surprise me?

Equipping for Battle

Bible Prophecy - The Omega Letter - Christian Intelligence - News & Current Events: "One of the most hotly debated points of doctrine (apart from the timing of the Rapture) among Christians of different denominations is the question of eternal security. Specifically, can a believer who was saved fall away and lose his salvation? Is there an unforgivable sin for which a believer can be condemned?"


Excellent commentary by Jack Kinsella of the Omega Letter.

Yahoo! News - EU Will Seek to Impose Sanctions on U.S.

Yahoo! News - EU Will Seek to Impose Sanctions on U.S.: "BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Union head office said Thursday it will seek to impose additional sanctions of up to 15 percent on U.S. products to punish Washington for failing to repeal an antidumping law ruled illegal by the World Trade Organization. "


...and so it begins...

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Tornadoes Hit Iowa; Snow Triggers Avalanche

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Tornadoes Hit Iowa; Snow Triggers Avalanche: "Spring storms brought heavy snow to parts of the West and triggered an avalanche, while spawning high wind, hail and tornadoes (search) in the Midwest. "

WorldNetDaily: Americans expect nuclear attack

WorldNetDaily: Americans expect nuclear attack: "While a new national poll finds 52 percent of Americans think a nuclear attack is likely by 2010, the author of a new book on the Iranian bomb says the threat posed by that regime is imminent. "

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Terri Schiavo Dies

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Terri Schiavo Dies: "Terri Schiavo (search) died Thursday morning around 10 a.m. EST after her parents had plead with her husband Michael Schiavo to allow them to be at their brain-damaged daughter's bedside in her final hours, a spokesman for the family said. "

local6.com - News - 22 Confirmed Cases Of Infections For Petting Zoo Visitors

local6.com - News - 22 Confirmed Cases Of Infections For Petting Zoo Visitors: "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The numbers are up again for people infected with a bacterial illness after visiting Central Florida petting zoos. "

FOXNews.com - Politics - Panel: Agencies Wrong on Iraq WMD

FOXNews.com - Politics - Panel: Agencies Wrong on Iraq WMD: "WASHINGTON � In a scathing report, a presidential commission said Thursday that America's spy agencies were 'dead wrong' in most of their judgments about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (search) before the war and that the United States knows 'disturbingly little' about the threats posed by many of the nation's most dangerous adversaries. "

North Korea Wants Comprehensive Arms Talks -Yonhap

My Way News: "SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday six-way talks on its nuclear programs must be upgraded into comprehensive disarmament talks now that it has become a nuclear state, Seoul's Yonhap news agency reported."

Rabbis call for mass defection

Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World: "Dozens of rabbis from the religious-Zionist sector including former chief rabbi Avraham Shapira have issued a statement calling on IDF soldiers, both reservists and those in their regular army service, not to show up for army duty after Passover. "

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Mexico -- Six Iraqis detained on Mexican border

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Mexico -- Six Iraqis detained on Mexican border: "MONTERREY, Mexico � Four Iraqis were detained at an airport in the border city of Mexicali for allegedly carrying false passports, and two more were caught at a highway checkpoint, authorities said Tuesday. "

WorldNetDaily: Report: Chem attack planned for Europe

WorldNetDaily: Report: Chem attack planned for Europe: "Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most wanted man in Iraq, is said to be planning a chemical-weapons attack on the European continent, according to intelligence sources."

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Former U.N. Official's Shredding Probed

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Former U.N. Official's Shredding Probed: "NEW YORK � One of Kofi Annan's (search) closest friends and colleagues is now in the crosshairs of Oil-for-Food investigators. "

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Armed Civilians to Patrol Mexican Border

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Armed Civilians to Patrol Mexican Border: "TOMBSTONE, Ariz. � Hundreds of volunteers, some of them armed, are expected to take up positions along the Mexican border Friday and begin patrolling for illegal immigrants -- an exercise some fear could attract racist crackpots and lead to vigilante violence. "

France reiterates full support for Annan after Volcker report

Xinhua - English: " PARIS, March 30 (Xinhuanet) -- France reiterated its 'full support' for UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on Wednesday, after the publication of a critical report of the American Paul Volcker on the UN oil-for-food program in Iraq. "


Wow, that's a shocker....(note the strong hint of sarcasm)

Graves of Herzl, Ben-Gurion desecrated

Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World: "The graves of Israel's founding father David Ben-Gurion in the Negev and Zionist visionary Theodor Herzl in Jerusalem were desecrated by vandals with Nazi graffiti on Wednesday in the latest of such acts of vandalism since Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced his plan to disengage from the Gaza Strip. "

1981 attack on Pope planned by KGB: Report : HindustanTimes.com

1981 attack on Pope planned by KGB: Report : HindustanTimes.com: "New documents found in the files of the former East German intelligence services confirm the 1981 assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II was ordered by the Soviet KGB and assigned to Bulgarian agents, an Italian daily said on Wednesday."

New York Daily News - Home - 'Super-HIV' city man battles on

New York Daily News - Home - 'Super-HIV' city man battles on: "


The city man who is fighting for his life against a possible new super-strain of HIV is responding to treatment but remains seriously ill, city health officials said yesterday."

The New York Times > New York Region > Tests Pending in Cases Tied to Fierce H.I.V.

The New York Times > New York Region > Tests Pending in Cases Tied to Fierce H.I.V.: "Investigators looking into the possible spread of a virulent strain of H.I.V. detected in a New York City man have identified several patients who may have a related strain of the virus, but the investigators have cautioned that they cannot yet say if the cases are connected, health officials said yesterday."

N. Korea struggling to curb bird flu

N. Korea struggling to curb bird flu: "SEOUL, March 30 (UPI) -- North Korea has vowed to prevent the spread of deadly bird flu beyond the poultry farms where the outbreak happened, saying it has slaughtered hundreds of thousands of chickens and was taking countermeasures to contain the disease."

Britain's plan to save planet from quakes and asteroids - Britain - Times Online

Britain's plan to save planet from quakes and asteroids - Britain - Times Online: "PLANS for an early warning system to protect the world against natural disasters ranging from earthquakes and tsunamis to asteroid strikes have been drawn up by the Government�s chief scientist on the orders of the Prime Minister. "


Have no fear, the Brit's (and by default the EU) come to the rescue! As we move farther into the end times, you will see the EU touting more and more power.

Two-thirds of world's resources 'used up'

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Two-thirds of world's resources 'used up': "The human race is living beyond its means. A report backed by 1,360 scientists from 95 countries - some of them world leaders in their fields - today warns that the almost two-thirds of the natural machinery that supports life on Earth is being degraded by human pressure."


This reminds me of what Jesus said regarding the end of times: "22 Unless those days were cut short, no one would survive. But because of the elect those days will be cut short." (Matthew 24:22)

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Spanish Cops Nab Man With Explosives

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Spanish Cops Nab Man With Explosives: "MADRID, Spain � Spanish police arrested a man who had 1,653 pounds of dynamite (search) and thousands of detonators in his house, news reports said Wednesday. "

3 More Ill in Florida E. Coli Outbreak

My Way News: "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Three more people have fallen ill from an E. coli outbreak that can lead to a potentially deadly kidney disease, state health officials said Tuesday."

Dutch Gov't Considers Euthanasia Questions

My Way News: "AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - The Dutch government, the first to legalize euthanasia for some terminally ill people, will tackle an even thornier ethical dilemma: what to do when doctors say it is best to end the lives of infants, the mentally handicapped or the demented."

Multiple Dangers Loom in Coastal Regions

My Way News: "NEW YORK (AP) - While the earthquake in Indonesia and last December's Asian tsunami have focused attention on natural disasters, hundreds of smaller disasters cause widespread devastation every year."

Up to 1,000 Dead in Indonesian Earthquake

My Way News: "GUNUNG SITOLI, Indonesia (AP) - Firefighters freed a man trapped in a crumpled house on remote Nias island on Wednesday, 36 hours after he was buried in rubble. As the first foreign military help arrived, officials said an estimated 1,000 people had died in the region's latest natural disaster."

WorldNetDaily: Muslims plan to disrupt Temple Mount visit

WorldNetDaily: Muslims plan to disrupt Temple Mount visit: "JERUSALEM -- A plan by a grassroots Jewish organization to bring 10,000 Jews to the Temple Mount has prompted an Islamic group allegedly connected to Hamas to instruct followers to disrupt the visit, a high-ranking Jerusalem police official told WND. "

'Allah' inscribed on Temple Mount Wall

Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World: "The word 'Allah' in Arabic was found hewn into the eastern wall of Jerusalem's Temple Mount, in one of the worst acts of vandalism at the history-rich site in the last several years, archaeologists and eyewitnesses said Wednesday. "

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Police to bar Temple Mt. gathering - Extremists insist they will go ahead

Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World: "Jerusalem police chief Ilan Franco has decided to bar a massive Jewish pilgrimage to the Temple Mount by a group of ultra-nationalists opposed to the planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip following multiple intelligence warnings that such an event could prompt Palestinian violence at the bitterly contested holy site, police said Tuesday. "

Scientists puzzled over lack of tsunami

Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World: "Tsunami experts could not understand why Monday's forceful earthquake off Indonesia failed to produce massive waves similar to those generated by the Dec. 26 quake that killed at least 174,000 people in the same region. "

Koran scholar: US will cease to exist in 2007

Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World: "A thorough analysis of the Koran reveals that the US will cease to exist in the year 2007, according to research published by Palestinian scholar Ziad Silwadi. "


...Or is this possibly Satan's attempt to explain away the rapture of the church. Think about it, if 80% of the US population claims to be Christian and disappear, that's a lot of missing people to account for...

Zionist rabbis convening in J'lem

Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World: "'The State of Israel still has religious meaning even after disengagement,' reads a press release issued in advance of a major conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday to be attended by hundreds of religious Zionist rabbis and educators. "

Netanyahu blasts Gaza pullout

Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World: "A day after the Knesset soundly rejected a proposal to hold a national referendum on the Gaza withdrawal plan, Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday blasted the proposed pullout, placing himself squarely at odds with the premier's major diplomatic plan and
repositioning himself as the prime minister's key
political rival. "

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Settlers Warn of Violence During Gaza Pullout

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Settlers Warn of Violence During Gaza Pullout: "JERUSALEM � Jewish settlers said Tuesday that they'll take their fight to the streets, and militants among them threatened violence and civil war, inflammatory comments a day after they lost the final political battle against Israel's planned Gaza withdrawal. "

FOXNews.com - Health - Vietnamese Family of Five Contracts Bird Flu

FOXNews.com - Health - Vietnamese Family of Five Contracts Bird Flu: "HANOI, Vietnam � A Vietnamese couple who ran a chicken farm and their three daughters have tested positive for bird flu (search), in the largest group of infections reported in the country at one time, health officials said Tuesday. "

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Next Volcker Report on U.N. Ready to Roll

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Next Volcker Report on U.N. Ready to Roll: "NEW YORK � Paul Volcker (search) on Tuesday will release the next report in his continuing investigation of the Oil-for-Food program, this one looking at who is to blame for its mismanagement and abuse. It's a report that could cause more questions as to whether U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan (search) is fit to run the world body. "

Indonesian VP: Quake May Kill Up to 2,000

My Way News: "BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) - A powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia's west coast late Monday, killing hundreds of people whose homes collapsed on them and spreading panic across the Indian Ocean that another killer tsunami was on the way. Indonesia's vice president predicted up to 2,000 deaths."

Monday, March 28, 2005

Dozens Reported Dead in Indonesia After Quake

My Way News: "JAKARTA (Reuters) - A massive earthquake killed dozens of people and destroyed hundreds of homes in the main town on Indonesia's Nias island Monday evening, a local government official told Metro TV."


I think it is very important to note that Jesus spoke of earthquakes and other tragedies that would be as "Birth Pangs." Now the thing to note about birth pangs is that during a woman's labor they become more and more intense, but they also become very regular before they start their progression of getting closer together.


I think that we should note that the last huge earthquake in the Indian Ocean was on the day after Christmas (December 26th) and that this one has occurred one day after Easter (almost exactly three months to the day).


Not only do I think these disasters are becoming very regular, but do I think it is any accident that the first couple are coming in conjunction with Christian Holidays? I think it is absolutely on purpose! God wants us to know and be ready for what is going to happen. If he did not, he would not have placed all of the prophecies in the Bible.


So what happens now? Well, prepare for these types of things to become more and more frequent, and more and more deadly. However, there is a way out! Here is what Jesus said:


'29 Then He told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. 30 As soon as they put out leaves you can see and know for yourselves that summer is already near. 31 In the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 I assure you: This generation will certainly not pass away until all things take place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. 34 "Be on your guard, so that your minds are not dulled from carousing, drunkenness, and worries of life, or that day will come on you unexpectedly 35 like a trap. For it will come on all who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 But be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man." (Luke 21:29-36)


If you don't already know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, now is the time to act! You may not have another chance!

Simply say this prayer and save yourself from the impending tribulation: "Jesus, I am a sinner. I know that you died on the cross in order to pay my price for the sins I commit. Jesus, I ask you to come into my life, heart, and soul and cleanse me of my sins. I give my life to you Jesus and will go forward and turn away from sin. In your Holy Name, Amen."


If you have just said that prayer, congratulations, you have just become a child of God. I urge you now to look in your community for a local church that matches your beliefs and begin attending!

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Large Quake Reported Off Indonesia; Tsunami Alert issued

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Large Quake Reported Off Indonesia: "BANGKOK, Thailand � A large earthquake struck off the west coast of Indonesia's Sumatra Island (search) late Monday, and the U.S. Geological Survey (search) said it was a major quake measuring a magnitude of 8.2. "

No One Left To Speak For Me!

Bible Prophecy - The Omega Letter - Christian Intelligence - News & Current Events: "Then they came for Terri Schiavo, because she was disabled and helpless. I was unconcerned because I was awake and aware . . . .'


'And so it goes until they come for me.'"


Excellent commentary from Omega Letter's Jack Kinsella!

Is He Risen?

Hal Lindsey Oracle - Politically Incorrect - Prophetically Correct: "Is He Risen?"


Excellent Commentary by the world renowned prophetic theologian Hal Lindsey!

North Korea Reports Outbreak of Bird Flu

My Way News: "SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea acknowledged an outbreak of bird flu for the first time, saying Sunday that hundreds of thousands of chickens were killed to prevent its spread, and the disease was not passed on to humans."