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An Open Letter To Black Lives Matter:
How to avoid being ensnared in the ongoing Federal operation 'Ni&&er Catcher' and 'Black Snare', run out of the US intelligence community and certain sections of Law Enforcement. These operations do exist, though naturally not with those pejorative titles. They are not legal, nor are they officially recognized but key people in high positions run these operations that specifically target Black Americans and certain White Americans who seek justice, truth and use their rights to bring these things back to our once great nation. The impetus comes from the US Intelligence community - LE does the footwork. This is what they did to so many civil rights leaders back in the 60's and 70's. They have honed their skills for the technology of the 21st century.

pdfIran Nukes And Regional Staility


The Harvest


An Open Letter To Senator Mikulski And The Senate Select Committee On Intelligence

pdfPaths Of Righteousness - For His Name's Sake

pdfIn Times Like These
pdfEconomic Crisis Report: Models Of Destruction
Where is our economy heading and why can't the US and global economy find its footing nearly six years after the of economic crisis of 2008? These are some of the questions we will attempt to ask ourselves in this report. The problems in the developed world today stem from deep troubles in

pdfWill America Go To War With China?
This is a look at the possibility of this happening and some of the drivers that could tip these nations into war.  Those key drivers may not be what many analysts think.
pdfEconomic Crisis Report III: Between Two Shutdowns
Government shutdowns? Inflation? Deflation? QE? Joblessness? Obamacare?

pdf National Security: What Is America Doing In Secret?

pdf  Watson's Economic Crisis Report - II

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Eyes On Russia: Watson's Economic And Political Report



pdfPolitical And Economic Review #2
This issue is mostly about American oil and leadership. It is a 30 page overview of America's oil situation.


pdfPolitical and Economic Review
The first in a new series of secular articles. One way to support this site is to get a copy of these inexpensive reports (click link aboue). Another is to hit the donate button.

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Ezekiel and the Spirit of Stubbornness/The Sardis Syndrome

Christ, Family and Persecution

When The Bottom Falls Out Of Your Boat

NSA Spying:
The Future, Black Madness and the Prophetic imperative.

How God Measures Us
He does it very differently that the world does.

Trends In Africa
A quick look at some troubling trends in Africa

Brothel Politics, The Church and First Things
Recent trends in the nation, including Obamacare are indicative of something much deeper that is wrong with America

While I Was Away...
A word about my month long hiatus

Shutdown Note:
A look at how the criminally insane 'pay' their bills.


Times And Seasons (09-13)
 Faith and patriotism in the last days... and what kind of fruit is  Christ going to find on your tree?

7 Churches Of  Revelation
Light for seeing, ears for hearing. Most commentaries on these chapters miss this most important point.


The Devil, Catholics And Internet Protestants
Catholic bashing is a foundational stone of so much of todays internet Christians faith. Is this really a pastime God approves of, especially when the Catholics are doing their best to reform?

Unwise Faith
- It is most unwise to place your faith in the wrong things.
 
Obidiah: Divine Geopolitics
- Is the Lord concerned about geopolitics?

The Assyrian
- Damascus and the Assyrian in Bible Prophecy

End Time Personal Notes
- Just some notes to true believers as to things to watch for on a personal level and consider in these times.


 - What I See...

A quick look (15 pages) at some trends I see and don't see. Trends in the economy, trends in 'people control' and spiritual matters


 - Collision Course

Each and every passing day,

we who know Christ can see our nation is on a collision course with God. On a number of fronts the nation has just decided to set its face against the God who blessed us and move its spiritual foundations towards the spiritual foes of both God and man.


      - Prison Labor Industry

      Slave labor cleverly

      disguised.


 - Special Report: Watson's Economic Crisis Report 

   

This issue of my new series of paid reports deals with the ongoing global economic crisis. Its about 40 pages and deals with a wide range of issues that face the western world. This touches on America's decline, Obama's new Treasury pick, the ongoing debt crisis, the Fed and Treasuries debt monetization operations, currency wars, scenario's for major troubles in China, Europe's ongoing crisis and ...

 - 3 Short Commentaries

   

Entitled Not Afraid, Tough Decisions and Job's Sufferings. God will take care of his people. Just make sure brothers when its our time to pass over our own spiritual 'river Jordan', that we make our deaths count for something, that being Christ. If we are to die as Christians for the gospel and the word of our testimony (Rev 19:10, 12:17, 12:11), let us rejoice because we have a long and honorable heritage of those who went before us.

 -  Lamentations Are Coming 

   

I think we as Christians need to keep in mind and prepare our souls for what is really coming. Mr. Leal has done a good job of laying out that a time of great sorrow will sweep America.

 -  The Curse 

   

When a nation decides to put the stamp of approval on those things God hates, it invites a curse. And be certain of this, without some real soul searching repentance, a curse is what is going to hit us. America has enjoyed prosperity like no other nation on earth. Military power like no other nation on earth. Good will and diplomatic strength like no other nation on earth. Why? We as a nation respected ...

 -  I Have A Dream Vs. I Have A Drone 

   

I think it should be noted that while some people will say they find something 'highly offensive' when they do not really mean it, I want to make clear that I really do mean it, it is personally highly offensive to compare Dr. King and President Obama. If a person wants to worship Obama and idolize him, that is their business, not mine. But before anyone attempts to cast dispersions on Dr. King by ...

 -  Mali: Africa Must Take The Lead 

   

This crisis in Mali... first off, this is not just 'another war'. This is a very serious and potent threat to African continental security.

  Watson's Economic And Political Review (WEPR) #2 

   

This issue is mostly about American oil and leadership. It is a 30 page overview of America's oil situation and new claims that America will one day surpass the Saudi's in Oil production and become energy independent. The question is an extremely important one and could really alter the whole geopolitical landscape... if true. Are these claims real and credible? Are there any problems with them? This ...

 - Watson's Economic And Political Review (WEPR) #1 

   

This is going to be bad news for many of my readers, but a small portion of my secular writings are going to have to go pay. I have done a pretty good job with this update (if I do say so myself!) dealing with issues that I know many care about. Namely Iran and what a war or 'regime change' is likely to bring about, the EU crisis and how the ongoing economic crisis could deeply effect the US. Keep ...

 -  The Holiday Season 

   

Christmas has been a matter of some controversy for a number of reasons. First off, one of the few things we can be certain of about Christmas is that Christ was not born on December 25th, or anywhere near it. When was Christ Born? We do not know, though some scholars have said that it was more likely an event that occurred in the Fall, though the evidence for this is rather scant. What we do know ...

 -  There Is A Generation... 

   

What does it mean to live in our times, having been touched by God's spirit and understanding what God requires of us? It means that we are going to have a hard time fitting in with the current generation. This is the way it should be, since we are of a very different heritage. The scriptures talk about times like ours and what kinds of people will inhabit the earth just before Christ returns. We ...

  The Way Back 

   

For many of my readers, the way back to God is the road you are on. Many of you have fallen away and for whatever reason, personal tragedy, hard times or just a dissatisfaction with worldly 'satanic' living that did not make you nearly as happy as you thought it would. I find it interesting that so many people here in America have just about everything and yet are totally miserable. I am struck by ...

 - What's Expected Of Son's And Heir's 

   

What should we as Christians should be doing in these times? As these days grow darker and increasingly rejects Christ and genuine Christianity, we who wish to get into the kingdom must know what God wants us to do. What does God expect of us, we who are determined no matter what comes, to get into God's kingdom and avoid his holy wrath, which I bear witness, is coming to this world and will usher ...

 - In The Kingdom Of The Blind 

   

Today, it is extremely important that we know what is happening in our world, particularly from a prophetic standpoint. Why? The return of Christ is our blessed hope. God spoke clearly and insistently that we are to be watching and ready for our Lords return. Yet as I speak to Christians, I just don't see any level of spiritual discernment in their lives or minds Mind you there are always some exceptions ...

 - We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Broadcast To Bring You... 

   

But when it comes to the times and seasons and understanding them, Christians I know as well are floundering. They are often confused and unsure about what to believe. They listen to their pastors, read the news, but more and more are seriously questioning both. This is a good thing at least as a first step, but often leads to confusion, depression and can lead to apostasy. Why? Because such Christians ...

 - Culling The World's Population 

   

Yes, there is a plan afoot to reduce the human population. Most of the plan is hidden in plain sight.

 -  Political, Economic And Spiritual Review (Summer 2012) 

   

Fifty-three pages that looks at several issues facing our world today. From the economic crisis to food and eugenics to Syria as well a look at what a Mitt Romney Presidency may look like.

 -  Judge Not! 

   

...Lest ye be judged.

 - The Blessings Of Obedience 

   

Has the devil fooled you into thinking you can be saved and not obey the Lord?

  From Another World 

   

Christians, real ones that is, must conduct themselves as though they are from another world. A real Christian, is not of this world but of the Kingdom of God and his Christ.

 


-  From The North 

   

A prophetic look at the Arctic. The Arctic you ask? Yes the Actic and how it may relate to Babylon's fall.


Other Resources
(most are in PDF format)

Iran: Ministry Of Intelligence And Internal Security - LOC

Global Trends 2030 - NIE

High Unemployment And GDP - CRS

Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress

DOJ Lethal Force Justification Against US Citizens

Global Trends 2030
- NIC

US Vulnerabilities To Money Laundering, Drugs And Terrorist Financing: HSBC Case History
- US Senate

Intelligence Committee Report On Huawei

Major Arms Transfers - CRS

The Crisis In Mali - CRS

The Crisis In Syria - CRS

 Posse Comitatus - CRS

Iran: Nuclear Intentions And Capabilities

Official Japanese Diet Report On Fukushima

State Department Report On Religious Persecution

State Department Report On Religious Persecution (Constitutional Review for OIC) - 2012

US-China Policy Issues - CRS

US Naval Modifications For China's Rise - CRS

UAE: US Policy Issues - CRS

Senate Report On Counterfeit Parts In DOD Supply Chain


2012 Annual Report To Congress On Chinese Military - DOD

Water Security - CIA/NIC

Syria's Phase Of Radicalization - ICG

Oil Imports And Exports - CRS

Pivot To The Pacific - CRS

Challenges To EU's Energy Security - CRS

Official US Military Report On Nazi Germany's IG Farben- DOD

Chinese Naval Modernization - CRS

Isreal's Possible strike On Iran - CRS

Iran Policy Concerns - CRS

Food Aid To NK - CRS

Aid To Pakistan

(Senate Hearing)

DOD Missing Trillions

(official audit)

GAO's Audit of the FED Report

(audit)

Chinese Naval Modernization - CRS

Human Rights In China - CRS

US-China Trade Issues - CRS

US-China Miliary Contacts - CRS

US- Taiwan Arms Sales - CRS

China's Currency: Analysis Of Issues - CRS

The Debt Limit ∓mp; Gov't Operations - CRS

China's Acquisition of US Technology - Congress

Secret Law And the Threat To Democracy - Senate Judiciary Comm.

OSS/CIA Images Of Auschwitz During the War

Nuclear Terror In The US - FEMA


More Resources



Links I Like
From all over the Christian spectrum!
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Last Days Of The Age
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The Endtime Pilgrim
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The First Trumpet
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The Last Trumpet
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Spirit Daily

(Catholic... great news links)

Orthodox Today
(A look at today from an Orthodox Perspective)
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The Assyrian News Agency
(A look at events in Iraq)
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The Barnabas Fund
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China Aid
(A look at events inside China, from a Christian Perspective)
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Gay Christian Movement Watch
(A hard-hitting blog talking about the growing sin of Homosexuality inside the Church)
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Independent Catholic News
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Jihad Watch
(Not Christian, but gets into important trends in the Islamic world)
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Compass Direct
(Persecution news)

Babylon Today



Selected Audio

Paradigm Shift: Capitalists ∓mp; Dissenters

Part 1 and Part 2

Emerging Viruses - Dr. Horowit untrz

- Lo-fi version here

Think You Have Property Rights?

The Real Purpose Of Public Education - John Gatto

Alex Jones Talks On Bilderberg 2005

Stan Goff On The Military-Monetary System

On War: A Veteran NYT Journalists Views

Mad Cow And Alzheimer's: The Link

Vote Rigging In 2004 (A 2 Hour Look) -
Part 1And Part 2

Hard Evidence Of Vote Fraud In Ohio - 2 Min Update

Bev Harris Interviewed On Ohio Vote Fraud

Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man
Part 1And Part 2

Announcement On Ohio Vote Legal Action

Seymour Hersh On Abu Gharib

Mike Ruppert/TUC Radio: Across The Rubicon
Part 1And Part 2

What Is Wrong With The American Mind: Corporate Media Consolidation
Part 1And Part 2

Lethal Injections: The Hidden Dangers Of Vaccines


Bush Blocked Bin Laden Probes

Truth And Lies Of 911

911 Road To Tyranny (low bandwidth)

Afghanistan, jihad and oil in Central Asia

Biowarfare: Leaps In Technology

An intelligent look at the future of the Oil Based Economy

Natural Resources and Global Conflict

Plan Colombia

Corporate Propaganda

Gore Vidal On Terrorism

The Bush's Oil War

America The Babylon

Part 1 And Part 2

A Look At Peak Oil

Black Box Voting

The Evidence Is A Farce

The Bilderbergs

The Doctrine Of Incorporation

Wheat Receipts: The Federal Reserve

American Dynasty: The Bush Family

The Pentagon Crash Investigation.

Trenton Parker On The Oil Crisis Of The 70's

Earth changes, HAARP, Non-Lethal Weapons
Part 1 And Part 2

A very interesting Presentation on War Crimes in Vietnam

Why Is Africa Starving?

Financial Collapse: What Does Greenspan Really Think - FSO?

The 911 Cover-Up Commission

The Mafia, CIA And Bush


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“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression.
In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged.
And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air
– however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”
 ― Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas


I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand,
I shall not be moved.
(Psa 16:8)
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24 Sept

America's Terrorist Protection Racket, False Narratives And More


Whose side are this Administration's key policy makers on? Today, the powers over at DOD are siding with Saudi Arabia, against the families of the 911 attack. The gist of the story can be found here. These men who are supposed to be defending Americans from terrorists are now defending the terrorists from Americans! Well, this is what it boils down to and for those of you who missed this, go ahead and really take some time and check out what the Europeans discovered about Saudi Arabia and modern Islamic Terrorism. Mind you, I have reason to believe that certain US intelligence officials helped them write it, with the proviso that it would be made public. Why? Because such a report would have extreme difficulty being released in the US in any form, by anyone - official or semi-official -  even think tanks that were  heavily funded by the Defense industry would be warned off.


Why?


The Saudi's have a powerful lobby here in the US. It's a lobby that has the most powerful political names in America whose job it is to protect the Kingdom and the terrorists they support, arm and aid them and ensure that no one here in the US can touch them. They have the power to 'kill' reports and investigations into their undertakings. Want proof? How long did it take for those classified 28 pages that named Saudi's to come to light here in the US? Fifteen years and only then after considerable acrimony and threats from the Saudi's.


The key to understand right now is arms deals. The billions of dollars in arms contracts that major campaign donors desire above all else. These sales are also designed to save a major US defense contractor. Who is that contractor? General Dynamics. Those of you who want to know who they are legally bribing donating to, can head on over here and see for yourself. Their total lobbying profile can be found below. Here are some screenshots, info and graphics courtesy, OpenSecrets.org


Notice an interesting name? Like Bernie Sanders? Well, that just goes to show you that these companies grease all sides of the political rails to make sure what they want slides right past the key committee's and the House and Senate votes.


What I find rather disgusting is that these top military leaders are using a lame justification that suing the Saudi's will 'harm US troops'. How? I mean really, how? Yes, the sovereign immunity thing is an issue - but why should it be? We as Americans really need to re-think how we have and should in the future interact with the world. Should a nation-state be free to commit acts of terror? If so why are we fighting terrorists seeing they and terrorist acts are 'immune' from the law.

Now its not my intention to say that the entire Saudi Regime supports terrorism. No rather key people within the Royal Family, her financial sector and her security services do. This is a complex story and some of it has to do with internal rivalries inside the Kingdom. Since 911, we can get a pretty good idea who has the most influence based upon the terror groups still being supported by the Saudis'. More here and here. Keep in mind that those 'rebel's include  groups that have long been on the State sponsored terrorist list and whose whole purpose now is to violently overthrow the democratically elected government of Syria (terrorism) and install one that is Sunni (Saudi). They have been deeply involved in many of the ISIS like atrocities seen in Syria.

Related: The Natural Gas War Burning Under Syria

The only way that bill could really be a threat is if the Saudi's or their surrogates began directing attacks on American troops and if that is the case, why did the attempt to ban weapons sales to the Saudi's fail? Are we in a fight against terrorism or a fight to give aid and comfort to entities directly linked to giving significant and vital support to terrorism? Don't tell me we are fighting terrorists when Americans cannot sue those who clearly had a hand in the attack on 911. We can spend billions for wars, see many of our bravest die and come home crippled and maimed, but can't sue the Saudi's? What's up with that?


I don't know for sure, but my guess is the above charts had a lot to do with it. That and the strong influence the Saudi's have over the Senate and Congress... and the fact of the strong influence the defense industry has on Congress who are dependent on the Saudi's for a very significant revenue stream in arms sales.


Yes, supporting Americans and the victims of terrorism is the right thing to do, but supporting Terrorism and those who have aided it -  that is the politically expedient and financially rewarding thing to do.


Look the Saudi's, without any interlopers are committing some of the worst war crimes right now in Yemen. Killing Civilians, bombing hospitals, using cluster Bombs and phosphorus munitions.


Related: Syrians in Yemen - They fled Assad to find Saudi strikes

And the Yemen war is far more complex than Americans have been told. We have been told it's about Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula. But you will find that the Saudi's and Al Qaeda, at least some of the terrorist militia's are fighting on the same side.


Brothers the Yemeni are people in deep, deep need. Eighty percent of Yemen's population right now are in need of aid. There is little doubt that the Saudi's are the biggest problem and the UN's Human rights chief makes that fact plain in the above link. A snapshot of the humanitarian situation can be found here. Yemen, has all the makings of a failed State. The Saudi's hoping to stabilize a nation on its border with a considerable Shi'ite population, will in all likelihood make into a no-mans land where roaming bands of armed militia's will be able to eventually strike the Saudi's and run back to a place where there is no central government.


Related: Yemen Has Become the Graveyard of the Obama Doctrine


This fight against 'terrorism' really isn't. That is the narrative we are being fed, but that is not the reality on the ground. The reality is that terrorists are getting considerable help from the US and her allies. We have seen both the CIA and the DOD drop copious amounts of arms to terrorist groups in Syria, 'sheep dipping' the terrorists by calling them 'rebels' and when they are caught the same group changes its name so the arms and training can continue.


It's madness.


They feed Americans all this baloney about fighting terrorism but the reality on the ground in either in Yemen, Iraq or Syria, told by US soldiers and Special Ops guys tell us a story that is completely different.


Now I posted a link to a story of a Special ops guy at the Site Fortuna's Corner a few days ago.  The link has since gone missing. But the article can still be found here. Give it a go, perhaps you will get a better understanding just how broken Washington and this administration really is.


Look folks, listen to your soldiers. Not the generals that come on TV channels that are linked to the Defense e$tabli$hment, but the guys who are in the trenches who have to actually go in and do the work. They will tell you 'the rest of the story' as Paul Harvey used to say on his famous radio show.


I wish I could be more positive about what is going on, but I can't. Clearly terrorism has become a new lobby in DC and that being the case, the next bomb that goes off in America... you will never know who was really behind it.


One of 'us' or one of 'them'.


I hate to be so hard on one nation like the Saudi's, because others too are deeply involved in the terrorist support business. But none have the influence the Saudi's do in Washington.


Christians in America. Come out of your slumber and do as our Lord commanded  - WATCH. Before our Lord returns serious persecution will come. It already is in many parts of the Islamic world.


We're next.


Don't be foolish in these times.


Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Watch therefore,
 for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
(Mat 25:1-13)

23 Sept

Fighting The Good Fight Of Faith!


And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage:
for thus shall Jehovah do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.
(Jos 10:25)

Fight the good fight of the faith, lay hold on the life eternal, whereunto thou wast called,
and didst confess the good confession in the sight of many witnesses.
(1Ti 6:12)

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course,
I have kept the faith:
(2Ti 4:7)

We will get to some news items later today, God willing But today I want to talk about something that I think is of the utmost importance. As we see how so many of our Brethren are being locked up, beaten, robbed and even killed for their faith in Jesus, let us remember that we are in a battle. A real, life-and-death struggle. A struggle that can mean death to both the body and the soul. Evil is everywhere and it is growing. But it, like the devil who is behind so much of it, is exceptionally deceptive and knows how to get God's people, who should be in the fight, to go to sleep and forget about where they are and what time it is.

The three versus above are good for us to consider. In Joshua's time, he and the Israelite's could not enter into the promised land without a fight. It was not possible. Whenever God gives us a promise, his enemies will do all they can to keep that promise from being fulfilled. A host of fallen angels and many of the sons of men who are guided by them, are going to work overtime to beat us at the warfare of faith.

Just keep in mind that the number one target of the devil is that faith that you have in Christ. That simple trust in God's promises is what the devil is after and he will go through considerable effort to ensure that you lose that faith somewhere down the line.

Yes, the devil will threaten your home, your marriages, your health, your jobs, your finances even your very life in order to get you to deny the Lord or cease believing in his promises. That is his goal, to steal your faith and inhibit or stop the actions you take in that faith.

He knows that a Christian who is rock solid in that faith and is obedient to his Lord is a potent weapon against him and his kingdom of darkness. We are indeed Children of Light, if we have been born of the Spirit and walk in Christ.


 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day:
we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

 - 1Th 5:5
As Children of the light we must fight the darkness and that darkness shows itself in things like lies, murder, hatred, deceit, fraud, adultery, fornication  as well as unbelief (faithlessness) and all of those things that run contrary to God's revealed word.


Fighting this fight is not easy and Paul when he came to the end of his days, knew his life was coming to an end made it plain that he fought the good fight and stood with Jesus right to the end.


In times like these we must not ever give up our faith nor be slack in doing whatever it is that God has called us to do, be it ever so humble.

Let us remember how God dealt with faithless Israel when they strayed from him and began to consort with the enemies of the Lord (Baal, Ashtoreth, etc). They gave up their faith for that which did not profit them.

This is sadly the story of far too many Christians here in the west. Too many have fallen for the trinkets, deceptions and spirit of this age and given up their faith in Christ for the comforts - material and social - of this world and of this life.

This is a hard choice and for many of us, we have to make this choice on a regular basis, to stay with Christ and forsake the profits, comforts and rewards of this world and this life in order to walk closely with Jesus and do the things he commands.


One of the biggest problems is the problem of seduction. The devil is an expert at it and he knows which buttons to push on each of us to seduce us away from our God. He will use money, position sex, fame anything that he knows that we desire to get us to turn away from our faith.

We must not.

In our times I suspect we will have some of the biggest challenges ever to face the body of Christ. I see many plans being set in motion to undermine the basic tenets of the faith in order to meld Christianity, or rather corporate Christianity into a new religious system controlled by secularists and satanists to 'control' religion to serve their interests. Truth be told they will do what they can to seduce as many religious systems as they can to call for 'unity' and 'peace' and 'understanding' and then say that the enemy as they see it will be 'fundamentalism' particularly the target of the devil being Christian fundamentalism.

But what do we mean by that? Now the devil will use the tactic of confusion here to juxtapose the meaning of this. The devil will do all he can to link up Christian fundamentalism with violent acts, perhaps even terrorism. They elite will probably hire some mercenaries to pretend Christian beliefs, start a 'Church' begin using it for violent acts and then blame 'fundamentalism' to manufacture a hate against us. The key here will be to create a narrative to demonize us and the fundamentals of the faith, so that spiritual compromise in favor of global unity (not unity in the faith if Jesus Christ) becomes the only religious foundation that is acceptable to the state, the elite and major global employers. I say employers because e must not forget that the major tool of coercion in the final 42 month system is economics, the ability to buy and sell. Be assured, the devil will and even now uses Economics against us.

A true Christian fundamentalist will pray for and forgive his enemies. He will seek peace and love, he will help the helpless and always be humble. The devil will do all in his power to change that image into something that he can get most people to start hating.

Let me say this as well. To some degree we must participate in a system that is already reeking of evil and corruption. From Hollywood, to the major banking houses of the day, to national and international payment systems. They are already supporting things like Abortion, the Gay agenda, Satanism, Islam... you name it. These are things that we Christians have little to no control over. We can have our protests and that we should do, as much as practical. But the Holy Spirit gives us all the true line in the sand -  the compromise we must never make for sake of participation in the economic system. What is that? Taking the mark of the beast. Beyond that, we must be guided individually by our own consciences and the spirit. Me? I pretty much turned on Hollywood and until they cease all of this support for the radical gay agenda, I am not going to funnel money to them. I have a choice there. Same with Target. I don't shop there much. I haven't been there in over a year. No plans to, not until they change their tune or at least moderate it. Paypal? They too have supported things I don't like. Why do I use them? I have little choice.

For internet payments providers, many will not allow bloggers to take donations or even subscriptions. I know I have tried time and again. I used to have the Amazon Honor system here. They stopped that. Sure I could go and just say you are all going to have to send a check to me via snail mail. But that is not going to work for a person who lives in Europe or Australia or China or Africa. Besides my bank charges a kings ransom for checks drawn on foreign accounts - last I checked it was $25 dollars for a place like Canada.

But even if I got rid of Paypal there is the whole bank payments system is infected with these new agendas. Many retailers use the Visa credit card swiping system. Visa supported Gay marriage and urged the Supreme Court to do the same. Use your 'debit' (VISA) card to buy groceries and you are 'supporting' their agenda.

You see how clever the devil is? He knows he can control the whole shebang with money and you may protest one guy and the person you switched to is just as bad, if not worse. This is the power of economics.

Besides, as much as I dislike some of PayPal's policies I can say this. Since some things happened to them a few years ago that I cannot say too much about, they have gotten alot better about disputes. They used to hold people's money for no good reason for months on end. Well they got slapped back on that one and more importantly, they ceased doing that kind of thing. Moreover I have to protect my readers. PayPal is hardly perfect, but it is pretty secure. The last thing I want to do is get with some new company that does not secure its data or has no fraud resolution. We could both get screwed.

So I have to look at it like this. PayPal could one day say 'fundamentalist' sites will no longer be serviced by our organization. They have not done that, nor do I think they will, at least not soon. The key here is that they do allow Christians like me to use their service to spread the gospel and stand watch, something I know many in power would love to put a stop to and use their power to coerce 'connected' payment processors to go along with. Keep in mind that some of these companies don't always have the choice you and I may think they do.

If PayPal goes, what do I do? Options I can tell you are very, very limited. But if I do the subscription thing, it is not impossible. But I really want to avoid that.

So for many of you who have asked (and there are many of you) that is why I have so far stuck with PayPal. Simply put, it works. I could go with another payment system and have all of my and your money wind up in the hands of the Russian Mob after a major hack or get my money locked up for months in some battle over minutiae, just because 'they can' or because they don't like Christians. 

One thing I have learned is this - to pick my battles carefully. When it is time to wean myself from PayPal and some other personal services I use, God knows how to get a message to me.

Look at it like this - A General would not pick a fight on his right flank when he knows that is where his forces are very weak and the enemy is strong. It would not be tactically sound and such a move could be very costly in a heated battle.

Believe me, I understand and respect those of you who won't use PayPal. I only ask you to understand why in many ways, I am still forced to. But one day, they may very well find a way to say 'No Bible Based Christians' or I may find a new payment processor that cares more about making their services available to all without making any of the controversial political stances we have come to expect from major global corporations.


Brothers like in any war we must learn to fight and fight with determination and intelligence and pick our battles with care, intelligence and wisdom.

Yes, this is a battle and we must think like those who are in a fight, knowing the prize. Like in Chess we must know not just how to play but know the value of a Pawn, Rook or a Queen, use good tactics and have a sound strategy for victory. Don't trade a Queen for a pawn that is a hollow and deceptive victory - you lost much more than you gained. 

Yes brothers and sisters, this is a major battle and there will be casualties. We must fight to make sure we don't become one and that is not always easy when deceit and treachery abound.


We won't enter into the promised land unless we are prepared to, as Joshua was, to do (spiritual) battle. A Christian who does not put on his armor and carry his sword is going to be nothing more than a 'bullet catcher' on the battlefield. What is a bullet catcher? He is the guy in the heat of battle who goes directly into the crossfire and catches bullets... with his arms, legs, stomach, head and any other exposed part of the body.

Let's not be bullet catchers, but be like those who fight the good fight of faith and obtain the promise of God. How do we do this? I think it fitting that answer that question and close this little exhortation with how the Apostle Paul put it. Here is what he said.

Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil. For our wrestling is not against
flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers,
against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts
of wickedness in the heavenly places. Wherefore take up the
whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day,
and, having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your
loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
withal taking up the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation,
 and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: with all prayer
and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching
thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints,
(Eph 6:10-18)

19 Sept

Hosea Part XVIII

And my people are bent to backsliding from me:
though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel?
how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim?
mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.
(Hos 11:7-8)


As we left off the last time, God warned the Northern Kingdom, that a sword would abide on their cities and would consume their branches and that their own counsels, rather than God's was the reason. The next passage (above) goes on to describe how the people were bent and fixed into backsliding from the most high God. The word backslidings is one that also means Apostasy.
H4878
משׁבה    משׁוּבה
meshûbâh  meshûbâh
mesh-oo-baw', mesh-oo-baw'
From H7725; apostasy: - backsliding, turning away.

Have you ever known backsliders and seen how they behave?  I have known them and indeed once was one myself. I understand  how this works from personal experience and from watching others fall away and never come back. They become averse to God and begin to run counter to him and his people. In our age, we understand the spiritual dynamics a little better as Christ made it plain about a certain kind of backslider in his time. The man who was cleaned up of many evil spirits. Here is what our Lord said.

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places,
seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house
from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself,
and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
(Mat 12:43-45)


There is the personal dynamic as many backsliders just don't want to give up their sins. They want to go back and do what everyone else is doing. But there is also the spiritual, there are powerful evil spirits who do not want to see anyone on the path to life and work tirelessly and I do mean tirelessly to drive us from the path of life back into the vomit of sin.

For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the
knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein,
and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness,
than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb,
The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed
to her wallowing in the mire.
(2Pe 2:20-22)


Ephraim had gone the route of the backslider. God then reminds them that the prophets had called them to return the God and give him glory and praise. They would not do it. None, would according the prophet here. The reason has been stated so far throughout the book of Hosea, Ephraim was giving praise and honor to the idols of wood and stone. Why was this? There were many reasons for it and as I mentioned before, one of the biggest ones was Jeroboam's  political decision to downplay the worship of the Lord which gave spiritual/legal legitimacy to the southern Kingdom and chose rather, to give credence to the idol worship. This was because Jerusalem had always been the center of the worship of Yahweh. This is one of they key reason for Ephraim's backsliding, their leaders were leading the people astray to the devil's religion.

Yet the next verse shows how deeply the Lord was agonizing over what he had to do. God loved Ephraim, like one loves his own son. God was not pleased about having to do this thing to his people at all. How shall he give them up? This passage seems to indicate a deep conflict within the Lord who did not want to punish and wanted to be merciful. I think often we tend to look at God as having some formula in dealing with us humans, and his people. No, there is no such mathematical formula, what there is is a God who loves us all very deeply and has no desire to see the punishment of his people.

The images of destruction are very potent though and we cannot ignore them. God lists two cities, Admah and Zeboim as being cities that Israel could  become like unto if he exercises his judgment. What is God referring to? He is referring to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar,
unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

(Gen 10:19)
Yes, I think what many of us forget is that when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, he also destroyed all the cities of the plain as well.

And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain,
and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain,
that God remembered Abraham,
and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow,
when
he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
(Gen 19:28-29)



This in my view is a key passage in that it seems to indicate that God did not want to do this thing and unlike the cities of the plain, he would not make a full end of them. In other words, God in his inner turmoil was not going to do that to them. His heart was turned within him, here is how Clarke sums this passage up.

Mine heart is turned within me - Justice demands thy punishment; Mercy pleads for thy life. As thou changest, Justice resolves to destroy, or Mercy to save. My heart is oppressed, and I am weary with repenting - with so frequently changing my purpose. All this, though spoken after the manner of men, shows how merciful, compassionate, and loath to punish the God of heaven is. What sinner or saint upon earth has not been a subject of these gracious operations?  - Clarke

I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim:
 for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.

(Hos 11:9)
The Lord here determines not make a full end of him. His wrath will not be executed to the degree that their sins demanded. Moreover, God would not to this thing again to them. The sense here is that God would indeed judge them, but leave a remnant. Some will survive and in the latter days, they would spring up and not be destroyed again. This passage seems to indicated, albeit vaguely, that after a long dispersion, God would restore to Ephraim to fellowship and he would no more be destroyed. This would not be because of  their own righteousness, but by the Grace of the most high God. Ezekiel makes some of this plain in this passage many years later.

I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn,
and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you. And I will multiply the fruit of the tree,
and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.
Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations. Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.
(Eze 36:29-32)


When I read passages like the one above in Hosea, I cannot help but think that many of the same thoughts are entering the Lord's heart about this once great land. I know many of you think I am some far out prophet who can't wait to see God Judge America. Nothing could be further from the truth. My earnest desire is that our nation gets back to the basics of God and honor him as so many of our forebears did. That we would recount all the blessings that God has given us as a nation and fall down on our faces and give thanks for all he has done for us as a nation. That we would no more go after the ways of Sodom, and Greed, Mammon and constant warfare. That we as a people can learn the ways of peace, righteousness and love. that our nation can once again be a beacon of light to a world that has lost its way. We Americans have such a heritage and I would hope and pray that we as a people could get back to honoring God instead of our sexual preferences, and working for righteousness, rather than filthy lucre, often violently obtained. I am always struck by the way that the prophet Jeremiah talks about the destruction of Babylon. It says that God would have healed her.

Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken:
the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain,
if so be she may be healed. We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed:
forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven,
and is lifted up even to the skies.

(Jer 51:7-9)


Some will argue that Babylonian was never really God's people. That is correct. But it is also correct that God called the Babylonian King his servant (Jer 25:9; Jer 27:6; Jer 43:10). So there was some kind of special relationship that God had with this King and the empire at the time, even it it was to be used a a rod of chastisement over his wayward people.

Moving to today, I think the same holds true and we must remember that this nation has many of God's people herein, they are still here and some still serve him and many more still seek him. I am aware of the nature and fullness of so many of  America's sins. But unlike Sodom and apparently the Northern Kingdom of Hosea's days, there are still some righteous souls herein. Let us keep this fact in mind that is often forgotten. God did not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah solely for their sexual and other sins. No, the straw that broke the camel's back was the fact that God could not find enough righteous souls there into spare her.

Let's go back and see how Abraham did his best to bargain with the Lord to spare his nephew Lot.

I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know. And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake. And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake. And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake. And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
(Gen 18:21-33)


So yes, it's true that God destroyed Sodom for its sins, but it is also true that if he could find 10 righteous souls in it, he would have spared it. This is one reason why I don't think the Judgment on America is at neigh hand. It may come soon, but not right away. There are still many Christians here in this nation. Many people think that by fleeing America we will find peace. But the simple fact is the whole world is in turmoil. There are few safe places anymore for God's people. Latin America has its problems, so also as we all know Europe. So does, Africa and Asia. It's like fleeing a rattle snake to get eaten by a crocodile, or jumping out of a stream with piranha, and falling into an ocean with sharks. What is the day of the Lord like. The Prophet Amos tells us most vividly.

Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you?
the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light. As if a man did flee from a lion,
and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
(Amo 5:18-20)



Brothers, go and look at what once nice places like Sweden is like today, go and look at Venezuela, think about life in Iraq or Syria. Try and be a  Christian in some parts of India. Brothers, for those of you who have itchy feet and think God is telling you to leave the US and think things are bad here, know what you are in for when you go to some of these other places! Make sure you are heeding God and his Spirit and not your own fears and desires. The safest place to be is where God has put you or moves you.


Back To Hosea 11:9 - This passage may seem a little confusing, but the sense here is that God is telling them that he is not going to judge them as a man does, without mercy and with great anger, but will deal with them as God. He reminds them that he is not a man and that he will not 'enter into the city'. This is probably an allusion again to the episode at Admah and Zeboim, when the Lord himself entered the city to see if all these evil things told of those who dwelt in those cities were really true.


They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar,
then the children shall tremble from the west. They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt,
and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.
(Hos 11:10-11)


This passage foretells of a time when Israel is restored to the worship of God. This according to some commentators is a time when the Messiah comes. Albert Barnes says this about the passage.

They shall walk after the Lord - Not only would God not destroy them all, but a remnant of them should “walk after the Lord,” i. e., they shall believe in Christ. The Jews of old understood this of Christ. One of them saith , “this pointeth to the time of their redemption.” And another , “Although I will withdraw from the midst of them My divine presence for their iniquity, and remove them out of their own land, yet shall there be a long time in which they shall seek after the Lord and find Him.” This is what Hosea has said before, that they should “abide many days without a king and without a prince, and without a sacrifice; afterward shall the children of Israel return and seek the Lord their God, and David their king” Hos_3:4-5. : “Whereas now they “fled from” God, and “walked after other gods after the imagination of their evil hearts, after their own devices” Hos_7:13; Jer_7:9; Jer_3:17; Jer_18:12, then he promises, they shall “walk after God the Lord,” following the will, the mind, the commandments - Albert Barnes

The phrase shall roar like a lion again seems to indicate a time of redemption as this phrase is used by the prophet Joel.

The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem;
and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people,
 and the strength of the children of Israel.
(Joe 3:16)


The last part of verse ten when the Lord makes plain that the Children shall tremble from the west is probably an allusion to Gentile nations. The word translated West is actually two Hebrew words.



H4480
מנּי    מנּי    מן
min  minnîy  minnêy
min, min-nee', min-nay'
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses: - above, after, among, at, because of, by (reason of), from (among), in, X neither, X nor, (out) of, over, since, X then, through, X whether, with.

H3220
ים
yâm
yawm
From an unused root meaning to roar; a sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically (with the article) the Mediterranean; sometimes a large river, or an artificial basin; locally, the west, or (rarely) the south: - sea (X -faring man, [-shore]), south, west (-ern, side, -ward).


The sense seems to be those places in the Mediterranean and beyond will fear the voice of the Lord. It may signify the greater European and even African world. It is not clear to me if this is an allusion to the Jewish people who return to the Lord in the last days, or the Church who becomes part of Israel and dwells in these parts of the world. Both may be implied as the term 'my children' is used. The next passage affirms this. Hosea says they will come from Egypt and Assyria. The image here is that of birds who migrate back to home. The idea of a home here as Gill points out, is that they will dwell securely and without the need for fortified cities. Then the Lord makes a positive affirmation that he is saying this and by implication, it cannot be undone. This will come to pass.

Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit:
but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.
(Hos 11:12)

Here the Lord contrasts the two kingdoms. Judah, the Southern Kingdom at the time was still fairly faithful to the Lord. Whereas the the Northern Kingdom was false giving the Lord falsehoods. Most commentators think this verse should properly be the first one of chapter 12.

We will get to Chapter 12 soon!


The Crux Of The Current Migration Crisis

 A fascinating read on African migrants who head to the Gulf for work.


15 Sept

Website: "No Hillary Does Not Have Parkinson's Disease"

Look I have never seen a pneumonia case where all that full body shaking and seizures are evident nor do I think any competent doctor will say it's typical.

But no, it may not be Parkinsons. Some suggest some other brain related ailments. It's in the link.

Snowden Pardon Now Being Debated.

Jill Stein the Presidential nominee for the Green Party writes a piece here on the case for pardoning Edward Snowden in the above link.

It's a powerful case. I will let her speak for herself.

I note that the WaPo had a major ad I think paid for by the ALCU. Many other big name human rights and activist organizations to also pardon Snowden.

What do I think? Well, I think it's time I weighed in.

I think he should be at the very least be allowed to come home, plead to a minor charge and have a suspended sentence. But a Pardon is preferable, but it may not be politically possible.

But for reasons I cannot get into (as it may jeopardize others), there is considerably more here that I cannot get into. I can say this, Snowden was no traitor, but it was essential that the majority of people believed that he was so that certain things inside or government could be fixed. The traitor label was essential as was the huge initial outcry against him.

If the whole truth about him is ever told, and I am not sure it will be, I won't tell it, not without his specific permission, you will discover that this is one of the bravest patriots this nation has produced in a long, long time.

Because I was under such pressure and being so intensely harassed by some of the bad influences  that reside in our Government, I really had to be most careful about what I said about Mr. Snowden and I do mean exceptionally careful.

But two things I can tell you are these and they are important. One is that he is not what he appears to be and two, I am almost certain that he wants to come home and has wanted to for a long, time.

Unfortunately, he should have come home some time ago, but someone dropped the ball - not out of maliciousness but because they were not certain of the people they were dealing with -  their intentions, their plans for Snowdon when he got home and if he would be met with a 38 slug in his brain when he arrived at baggage claim. I don't need to tell you that Snowden by virtue of his leaks made some very powerful enemies and the kind that can kill him and make it look like drug dealers did it or a wacko or any narrative that puts the blame on anyone but the perpetrator.

That is a long and complex story that I cannot get into...much, but what I will say is this - some of the people who were handling his case, were of questionable integrity and any 'ball dropping ' that was done, was done because it was not clear what they really intended to do with him when they got him back home.

Trust me dear readers, I am telling you all I can without doing any harm to the security of the nation and Snowden's personal security.

My view is that the President should double down efforts to have his case fully resolved before the election, so that a week or so after it, he can be back in the US to face whatever music he must. Don't allow him to be legally or physically assassinated by either of these two Presidential candidates, who will probably throw him to the wolves just because they can and it appeases the uninformed mob who will never know the whole story.

I am here to tell you that some of these whislteblowers,  they are true patriots and if you really knew the whole story, you would agree.

Yes you would.

But that story sadly, may never be told... we will have to see.

But the revelations that came out because of Snowden, while men like General Hayden have decried them, I for one applaud them. They were absolutely essential to ensure that America remains a free and open society. There is a reason why privacy must be protected. Evil governments who terrorize and murder their own citizens have always used mass surveillance as a tool against those whom they either don't like and later, when the state reaches 'peak corruption', to rob from anyone who is not directly connected with that state.

Many people think that all that surveillance was about catching terrorists. No, it wasn't. it was about using that anti-terrorism moniker to create that very kind of 'all-seeing-eye' state, claim it was to catch terrorists and actually use it to nab activists, patriots, journalists, elected officials doing their duty and making sure that the insider threats and traitors and thieves were never exposed and those that tried went to prison. Some inside the system were using these tools for the specific purpose of undermining the Nation's Security, laws and constitutional protections. Yes, even for locating, tracking and assassinating law abiding Americans.Though you will hear howls of protest that this was ever done.

It was.

Let me make this plain, some of these people inside they are utterly unrepentant. They have no respect for the laws that govern them nor Presidential orders that come down. They will go out and find a way around them, or set things up so that accountability is not possible.


Look at my case for a moment. Folks I cannot tell you how quietly and humbly I live. I lead a very boring (by choice) life. I have had all the excitement I need and want. I like quiet and peaceful these days. Yet because I am Black and am a Christian and blog, they (I am not making this up or guessing) did the following things to me.

  • Had a team of Federal investigators rent a nearly condo to spy on and hound me 24/7.
  • They broke into my home multiple times.
  • They hacked by site
  • They hacked my computer
  • They stole my passwords (all of them) and somehow, some of them wound up in the hands of Cybercriminals.
  • They had investigators hound me at the local Gym i used to use, the local restaurant I frequented, got to the checkout girls at the local grocery store to question me.
  • Got my neighbors to question me and hound me and spy on me.
  • On three separate occasions I caught neighbors peering into my windows.
  • Two of them work in the Intelligence community, though I don't think they know that I know that.
  • There are couple these people that live in the complex who always seemed to have a reason to park their cars as close to my unit as possible, shine their head lights into my home and get a good 'unintentional',  intentional look into my home just about every single day. I won't be too hard on them now because frankly, I am not sure what kind of pressure they are under from their bosses, if any.
  • They tapped my Cable connection and I am fairly sure subpoenaed, subverted or raided the provider of my EU based DNS provider.
  • They hacked by VPN connection.
  • They had an entire team of Intelligence officers pouring over my life history questioning people and reading (stolen) material from my site.
Why? Because this little site that has a small amount of traffic, Why did they bother with me?

Folks I am telling you that the Intelligence community had turned into cowboys and the abuse of their authority was not an exception, it was the rule.

Now I am going to tell you why I really think they hounded me so and why I think what Snowden did was so very important. I admit, some of this is just conjecture, some of it is not.

The CIA has teams. These teams work against each other. This is done by design. The idea is a good one but it often gets way, way out of hand. The why's of this can be boiled down (as much as I understand it) to 'checks and balances'. Because what they do is so secret, oversight  - legal and otherwise is not always practicable. So they create an environment where they have to watch their backs because the other team gets brownie points for pointing out your screw ups and crimes. Like I said, it's a good idea... on paper.

Here is the problem. When (for lack of a better phrase) the 'Islamic team' came on board to run the agency, I am fairly sure that they started targeting Christians particularly those who were Bible based fundamentalists - non violent and pro-peace fundamentalists.  They finagled a way to twist regulations to start going after any Bible believing Christian on the web and elsewhere. Some they went in and blackmailed and otherwise subverted to preach an 'Islam friendly' gospel. Those that they could not subvert.... they dealt with. Think David Wilkerson's sudden and suspicious crash. There have been other mishaps of major Christian personalities - think Bono and the door flying off of his plane not so long ago and yes, I still suspect there may be a deeper story with Prince, but no hard or much even circumstantial evidence exists for that one. With me, they tried every trick in the book. I know. First I was accused as a leaker then I was a pervert, then I was a gun nut, then I was crazy, then I was a Russian spy. They ran me through the gauntlet. This was operation 'nigger catcher' on steroids.

These things are not mistakes. Someone is targeting Christians and they are powerful enough to do these things and get away with them.

Why did they do this? I am not sure. But I suspect that they wanted to subject Christians to the same scrutiny that violent Islamic Fundamentalists were facing. Carefully ignoring the 'terrorist' and 'violence' differentiation in their witch hunt.

I know that my Bible based fundamentalism was indeed a key part of the problem they had with me. But you see a Bible based Fundamentalist prays for his enemies and does not hate them, he does not wage 'Jihad' on them. He turns the other cheek rather than plants a car bomb at his enemies kids pre-school. He honors his neighbor, rather than puts them in slave dungeons. But these subtle distinctions did not seem to matter to them. 'Fundamentalist' was all they wanted to hear and so the crap began. It was the excuse, not the reason.

What else is the Muslim Wing up to? They are putting Muslim interpretation of Scripture all over the internet including internet encyclopedias that they have influence/power over. They are pushing Islamic holidays in the news papers they have strong influence over or control. It's hardly a secret that the CIA and the Washington Post have long had a very strong 'connection'. Yesterday on their front page (paper edition) , lead picture and story was a piece praising the Muslim Holiday  that is under way with the Front Page Headline 'Faithful Celebrate Eid al-Adha." They praise Islam and set up secret cells to hound a Black Christian like yours truly and do it all so that no one has a clue as to what is really going on.

This Islam thing is much deeper than you may know. Pay attention and don't look at articles like this as partisan - people are trying to tell you something and if you want know who Mrs. Abedin is, you just have to find a picture of Hillary and usually in it, you will find a picture of Huma. She is Hillary's right hand woman.


The problems in the community are very deep and far more troubling. Many of your largest CIA proprietary corporations are household names. So when you see agenda's of many corporations shifts, major companies boycotting this or that or raving against 'Christian Fundamentalists' don't be too hard on those companies. Often this is being directed by others inside the Intelligence community to support an agenda depending on which team holds sway and how much 'influence' the community has over that company.

I bring this up for a good reason. Snowden just barely scratched the surface of the kinds of reforms needed. No person or group is safe from a covert apparatus that has no legal restraint and effectively, this is what we have had for some time. The things they were doing were right in your face - they were taking a dump all over Americans, our laws and our Constitutional form of Government, flipping us the bird and saying 'stop us if you can' and laughing at us all the way to the bank, or to their Russian, Israeli, Drug Cartels or Saudi Handlers while the oversight committee was playing 'hide the weenie' with their sexy interns.

The good news is that finally the light has gone on that they have a problem. The problem is deep enough that a genuine Constitutional crisis appears to be underway behind the scenes.

These are very deep problems and just my bringing these matters up opens me up to a slight, but real level of danger. But someone has to tell the people what is really at stake and why those who you may think are the nations enemies are its friends and those with whom enormous trust has been placed are really no friend of America, her people or her form of Government.

I say, yes, Pardon Snowden and get real about deep and fundamental Intelligence reform. Make sure they have the tools they need to secure the nation, but make sure that those within it who commit serious crimes that they know will do serious harm to the nation, its laws or its citizens and abuse that trust have 15-20 years inside a 6 by 9 to reconsider their mistake.

Let me close by saying this. Most of these people who work in this world are hard working, patriotic people who take enormous risks, face real danger and almost always if they die in that service, they die anonymously. You will never know that they gave their life in service of their country.

So don't think this is some rant against the hard work these people do. In fact, I would change the US payscale for CIA Operations officers who work in the field to reflect the kinds of dangers they face, as much to properly compensate them but also to keep the good ones and make sure they are not lured away to higher paying jobs, That and to perhaps make the temptation of bribery less enticing.

But with that money comes responsibility. They have to know that betrayal of trust will mean they will know first hand the exact weight of the ton of bricks that will land on them by the entire legal apparatus of the US government should they choose to betray it.

But none of these things should happen without that deep and fundamental reform.

Oh, and one other thing. For reasons I cannot get into, I have good reasons to believe that Snowden may very well be a  Christian. So dear brothers...

....pray for him!!

...The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
- James 5:16b



14 Sept


Is A War Coming?

This is a food for thought article. I ask all of you to read this, click on the links and step back and consider carefully what I am saying and am not saying. This is no time to panic or spread fear. But at the same time, we must not be so foolish as to not understand what may very well be on our way before very long - MSW (9-10-16)

I think one is likely to come, though what form it takes I do not know. I have been looking a few stories that seem to indicate that our Federal government is preparing for some kind of war and a war to be fought right here in America.

I am not going to panic anyone here as I think many of the preparations the government is making are prudent. But they are planning for something that is catastrophic. When you hear the words 'continuity of government' what they mean is that order has broken down in America to a degree that there is no government in most places and those who are in power are creating ways to make sure they can run things when, as the saying goes, 'the stuff hits the fan'. This could mean a nuclear war, a major highly infections deadly pandemic, some kind of coup or violent uprising.  Here is a link that deals with some of those things along with what the CDC is planning for. Massive bunkers and medicines? Yes, they have them and more.... much more. Like what you might ask?

Body bags.


Forced vaccinations? Yes, they are coming. The CDC is already in the review process on this right now. This is nothing more than Big Pharma looking to pad their profits because they will charge governments (Fed, state and local) as well as any NGO and companies plenty of cash to do this.

I hope you get a chance to read that link, you will find some of the facts that our leaders don't want discussed.. Moreover I will tell you this is exactly what powerful folks have been pushing for  mandatory vaccines. Why? You are not going to want to believe this, but I will tell you.

To reduce the human population.

I want to make this clear as well. Vaccine makes are totally immune from prosecution, even if they kill you and your whole family. I think it wise to remind readers here who these vaccine makers really are and their corporate pedigree. Here here and most importantly here. Many of today's big Pharma companies are direct decedents of Hitlers Massive IG Farben... who operated the concentration camps of Nazi Germany.

Mostly I can tell you this is all about those privileged group of government contractors making money from disaster preparedness. Billions will be spent before this is all said and done.

That does not mean that plans should not be made. The truth is, a war is coming. The US is doing a good job at really pissing off its friends and enemies and they are all now beginning to chafe at the bit at American hegemony. The people who run this nation are for the most part, pretty craven and power mad. They will not go down without starting a major war. A war that will one day reach our shores in probably some of the worst ways a war can. America is not the only nation preparing for war. The Germans are as well.

Simply put, the why's of this war I have talked about at length here. All of the governments America's covert operators have overthrown and destabilized using their 'topple-a-democracy' cookbook have created enormous resentment in some quarters. We have and are making enemies faster with ever increasing rapidity. The world no longer trusts us and a couple of very powerful players are setting up a very different 'new world order' than the one that has been in place for the past 50 years. These players will never bow before American hegemony ever again and America will not give up that hegemony without going to war. So I am here to tell you that unless we get new leadership in our nation that will change course, be assured that sooner or later a war will come and it will not not be a pretty one. China and Russia have already tied the knot to form a new alliance and other nations are playing the US off against these two rising powers hopefully to their advantage. But more and more they see that our word cannot be trusted, our treaties are not worth much and if they don't kiss Uncle Sam's foot and wipe his backside, the CIA will come in and start a coup against them.

This is how much of the world is coming to view America. Even our long term allies, like Japan and Britain are hedging their bets and doing what they can to make sure they chose the right side in this battle. America was hoping to completely surround (contain) Russia geographically using NATO in the West, making an attempt to subvert the former Central Asian republics to Russia's South West, and using Japan and Korea in the East, the US strategy was to contain Russia geographically and wear her down with bad relations and troublesome events all along her periphery over the long term.



The NATO plan is in motion, but not working very well, other than causing Russia a moderate degree of economic discomfort. The Central Asian plan clearly has not been set in motion yet. This is probably for several reasons. First, the nations in that region are authoritarian and take a strong interest in stability. They have the tools necessary to 'take out' trouble makers and foreign owned de stabilizers with little to no fuss. It will not be easy to destabilize them in the manner they did elsewhere. Moreover it is clear that Russia will certainly intervene in a situation that got out of hand. The other option the US has is pretty much the same one they are now using in Syria - to destabilize it using terrorist proxy armies (and label them 'rebels'), arm them, fund them and give them logistical and intelligence support to destabilize the region. This, I suspect is probably now in the works. Yet the age and health of the rulers in that part of the world is also of great importance. A few days ago, Uzbekistan lost its Soviet Era leader Islam Karimov and right now a power struggle is underway. Kazakhstan's leader is hardly a spring chicken.


Asia is a deeper problem for American containment and destabilization efforts. With Russia and China now close and many of America's long time allies in the region questioning America's commitment to their security, they will think long and hard about assisting America in any such efforts aimed at the Russian Bear. Besides, some like Japan see an opportunity now to relax tensions and perhaps slowly join the new Asian partnership that is growing between Russia and China. Vast energy resources as well as a new economic as well as military alliance is now being slowly created. It is an alliance that specifically rejects Western institutions and norms and is creating something that some see as being far more supportive of their collective interests.

Asia, especially with China flexing its muscles in the China sea is a very different situation for that containment plan. If I had to sum up the feelings many of our long times allies have of us these days, I would use these words - confusion and growing distrust. No one trusts us any more, not really. I am not so much blaming Obama, as I think many key decisions are being made by a collection of people who have their own personal economic and political agenda's that have little to do with American security. So I would look for, over the long haul, many to quietly and subtlety shift their allegiance to this new alliance, that will offer them what they want - prosperity and security.


Biowar

In light of the the thrust of this article (government preparations), it would behoove me to make sure we understand a few things. The Russians used to have a significant biowarfare capability. Congress once looked in this not so long ago. The Chinese still do and often deploy and test their bio weapons on human subjects all over the world.  Many of these new viruses we hear about are actually bioweaons, targeted at either humans or agriculture (economic warfare). I say this because if this really does come to a real hot war, all the stops will come out and be assured, some of the most toxic and potent and immune system resistant/attacking pestilences will hit the US hard and fast and it will take us weeks or months just to figure out who hit us.

They are preparing for diseases that have not even been identified yet, let alone they have a cure or a vaccine for. If Russia has kept up its bioweaons research, as the US has (despite any treaty both have signed). it stands to reason that they have a very significant capability.

How many of you remember many years ago the mystery of the disappearing or murdered microbiologists? You may want to read this and find out more. Keep that 'ethno-specific' idea in mind, we will return to it.

This coming biowar has been in the making for a long time. One of the key reasons American bioscientsts were killed was to prevent or at least delay the creation of cures and countermeasures to weapons others were and are going to deploy. So somebody took it upon themselves to make sure that that capability was done away with long before we even knew what was being planned. Thankfully a few sharp minds figured it out. But let me tell you some of these Scientists to this very day are being held hostage and are being forced to work for foreign governments to create new 'death viruses' to attack the enemies of their captors.

I want to stress this is not wild eyed conspiracy stuff, this stuff really happens. The world is an increasingly dark place where much of the real action and real evil is hidden from most Americans. Such evil, many of them are not capable of grasping as they never come in contact with such wickedness in their pretty little world of illusion, fantasy football, movies, Prozac and porn.

One can only guess as to the other reasons for these preparations. But one must consider the possibility of a major natural disaster occurring, a major 9.0 quake in LA or San Francisco,  A series of major hurricanes hitting the American South Coast in rapid succession. Or perhaps an EMP attack that knocks out the power grid in the nation for weeks or even months. These things can happen and our government would be most unwise if they did not make some kind of preparations. So preparations are in order.

But I also have to tell you that this is big business. Always has been. It is not a coincidence that many of the patents that Big Pharma has on their wonder drugs are lapsing and they have been scrambling for years to make up the profit deficit. It's a big financial hit for them. Their answer I am here to tell you is one they have been working on for a few years now quietly 'influencing'  key government officials and agencies and greasing the political wheels. What is that answer? You got it - forced vaccinations all paid for on the government (Fed, State and Local) dime. This fulfills two main purposes for the elite. First does lift up their financial bottom line, rather significantly Additionally, if they can get the CDC and others to change the 'recommended number' and frequency of vaccinations for adults and children they can make a kings ransom.. If all goes according to their plans,  we will all be vaccinated 12 times a month  - at gunpint with various concoctions of who knows what. What does it matter to the Vaccine makers?

They can't be sued by their victims.

They can make even more money getting a government contract to bury or cremate their victims!

Don't laugh at me folks, this is exactly what IG Farben did in Nazi Germany - they were the ones who ran those death camps... all under a Federal (German) government contract.

Related: When Monsters Marry

Those medical experiments were MANTADATORY (like the CDC's new Vaccine mandate). They made slavery, death and disease one of the most profitable enterprises on earth. Many Americans don't understand this aspect of Nazi Germany, they know about the death camps and the anti-Semitism, but what they don't know is the corporate, profit driven mechanics of it all and who got fabulously wealthy from it all.They don't know that all of that industrial scale death was all done by a wealthy powerful conglomerate that had not just Nazi's on its board of directors, but some of the days most prominent and important Americans as well. Don't believe me? Well click on over to this link and check out table 2.2. There you will find at least part of your answer.


I know some of you are not going to buy any of this... and that's OK. The Jews of Nazi Germany in the early years did not believe that Hitler would imprison, enslave and exterminate them either.. They thought he was just a 'passing phase'. They did not realize that it would be 6 million Jews that would do the passing... on.

Are you ready to see you and your family... pass on?

If so, go back and finish watching the game.

Denial did not save one single solitary life of the six million slaughtered by Hitler and his henchmen and his American backers.

What I want to stress here is that powerful people with some of the deepest pockets on earth have been working on Etho-specific bioweapons. What does that mean? That is a weapon that (if the Nazi's had it in WWII) could be disseminated in the general population and would only effect Jews and leave non-Ayrans unaffected. Naturally the Nazi's had no where near the genetic knowledge we have today. Today, they are very close to having these weapons, if they don't already. I think we can be pretty sure that within 10 years, they will have developed one that will target specific ethnic groups.

This is why these mandatory vaccination programs will (not might) one day be abused if people don't understand the nature of the threat. Don't kid yourself, they will be able to do this thing in such a way that people will never know that it was a vaccine that was killing off Jews with a rare form of cancer... 10 years after they took the shot. Yes, they can identify (and target) a weapon based upon known Jewish DNA markers. But I think the first group of people they will target will be Africans and Americans of African decent -  the real target of so much hatred by our elite here in America. Time and again, they have been the target of these bio 'accidents' that keep putting Africans in their graves. The recent Ebola pandemic was just one such intentional accident. One I have covered here at length.

Keep this fully in mind as well because it is key. Whatever they plan and however they do it, they will do it in such a way as to prevent, forestall or limit any political backlash from activists and victims and the best way to do that is with stealth. They don't like exposure or political backlash.

They do all in their considerable power to minimize it.

Moreover, you need to be aware that in the past, these vaccine makers have been caught red handed putting agents in their vaccines that cause sterility in women. The antigen, found vaccines sent to Africa, were laced with an antigen called human chorionic gonadatropin (HCG). Here is a brief little piece that will give you some background on it and I do hope you check it out.

The bottom line?

Yes, I think America is going to go to war. Not right away, but they are going to keep nipping at the heels of the Russians and Chinese, continue to anger our allies and sooner or later, these nations are going to strike back and give the American nation and most importantly its elite a taste of the medicine they have been dishing out to the rest of the world in large and unrepentant doses for decades. This is the simple law of Human nature. Even with a dog - you can kick him once too many times and he is going to growl and bite back. Humans as well are not going to be pushed around forever and ultimately this is what our problem is with Russia and to a lesser degree with China. They are tired of being preached to bullied and otherwise coerced into policies that don't benefit their nations or their people. That sheen, that light that was once around America is gone and people more and more are seeing her as she really is. They are tired of being kicked in the groin by our leaders for the crime of wanting to be secure and prosperous.

Many will have a problem understanding these things, thinking somehow I desire to see these things. I most certainly do not. But I can tell a guy who loves to kick his pet bulldog in the gut three times a day as hard as he can that sooner or later that dog is going to turn on him and do it in a very painful and perhaps even crippling way.

He can choose to continue to be a cruel knucklehead or take some friendly advice.

Prophetically I see nothing really new here. America will continue to engage in policies that create such a hatred against her that one day, 10 powerful entities will one day rise to rulership for the express purpose of destroying America and the Bible tells us they will succeed. This is a theme I need not repeat to readers here at Watson's Web. I also think that the reality that we are now seeing in the arctic, and the Russian moves there and the new nuclear stance Russia has been taking since the US overthrew the elected government in Ukraine in order to 'contain' Russia with a hostile and yes, Nazi government that the winds of a major global war are indeed growing to such a degree that I see no realistic way to stop it.

No, it's not going to happen right away. We will continue to see what we are seeing. Hotspots that turn into proxy wars, sanctions, rows, near misses on the seas in in the air. Each side is testing the other. Why?

Because both sides know a war is coming.

Please pray accordingly.

Brother Mark

9 Sept 2010


13 Sept

Long Time Clinton Detail Secret Service Agent Bears Soul

This is very interesting, informative and I hope you read this carefully. This is written by someone who was very close to the Clinton's for years.

Gosh you know, I post this kind of stuff and try and give some background and more often than not I get the 'rolling eyes' and the 'conspiracy theory' reflex from partisan hacks and others who don't know the deal and don't WANT to know the real deal. 

Truth is, I have no political party. Haven't had one for decades. Moreover, I have no personal bone to pick with any politician. I get no money from any party, no one secretly fills my bank account.. none of that kind of crap.

I just try my best to shine a light on very important issues no one has the guts to cover with any depth and do so to serve Christians and my countrymen.

In a nation full of female organs, I try and stand up like a man and do the right thing.

These are days of universal deceit. Truth today is treated like poison by so many people. They just can't deal with it. They run to the medicine chest and pop some Zoloft when it comes a knocking.

Well, I hope you and the Democrats deal with this, mercifully and in recognition for the long years of service she has given to the nation, good and bad.

But they need to get a nominee that is healthy enough for that job.

Moreover the party leadership itself should be berated for playing along with this charade for so long. They had to know she had these issues.

Again, I do apologize for not sounding as PC many of you think I should. But I just can't be one of those tight lipped PC Americans who just can't or won't deal in reality and dances around key issues because they just lack the courage to deal with them - head on.

I am not one of those kind of people.

You want partisan propaganda? Tune into MSNBC or Fox.



12 Sept


After Denying Problem, Clinton Claims 'Pneumonia' As Health Problem

Pneumonia does not cause the kind of babbling incoherence and brain seizures she is widely reported to have suffered.

She first denied any problem and mocked those who asked questions.

Nor does it explain the use of a diazepam.

This pneumonia 'confession' looks to me to be just the spin machine in business trying to hide a far more serious and probably disqualifying health issue.

Yes, she may have pneumonia. But it may have an underlying cause that she is not revealing.

Lets see if she release all or just 'selected' health records.

Keep in mind that the spin machine must keep the debate away from the other more serious health issues and focus on a non-disqualifying health issue that she may or may not have.

Please understand. I am not here to blast someone who probably has a serious if not life threatening health issue.

Rather, we all need to put our partisanship aside and make sure that the person we put in office is fully qualified for the most difficult job.

If the videos and reports  most of us have seen are true, the simple fact is...

...She isn't.
 


Who Is To Blame? Wells Fargo Exec Leaves With $125M After Fine For 'Widespread Illegal Activity' At Bank

The only real person to blame are the people charged with enforcing the law and refuse to, when it comes to the big banks. That would be President Obama and both of his head at the DOJ. They have consistently refused to prosecute serious crimes by the big banks. This is a consistent problem with this administration - nothing is too big to get away with if you pony up the money to the coffers and you are one of the major Wall Street Banks -  Goldman, JPM, CITI, BofA and Wells Fargo, etc. 

More here.

...and here.

And yes, you really should read what they did.

What they have done is create an environment where the bad guys know they can do pretty much whatever they want and the President will protect, rather than prosecute them.

Congress did a report on this not long ago.

After he covered up for Wall Street, where did Holder go?

Take a guess.

This kind of political and legal rot knows no party or race barriers.

For me the real tragedy is that this is now the epitaph and legacy of America's first Black President and his key Black appointees.

Why do the 1% keep getting richer? Because we have to follow the law.

They don't.


And Barak Obama has worked very hard these past 8 years to make sure it stays that way. I am not talking about what he says. I am talking about what he does.

But let me be fair. Holder, I am reliability informed was being blackmailed. They had the 'goods' on him and once he went forward with a case, he would have had some very serious problems.

The same with Obama.

They will never let a Black man have that much power unless they can control him.

It's the system brothers and sisters, it's getting pretty rotten.

But again, I do want to be fair. It was the President's hard work that brought the CPFB into being in the first place.

But a new agency, however noble it may be is not the answer. Clearly it has not taught them any lessons except "go thou and rob thy countrymen blind!"

Jail I think will teach them the lessons they need to learn.



10 Sept


Russia, US Agree To Syrian Peace Plan

Kerry And Lavrov have come up with a plan and a cease fire is to start on the 12th, which is a Muslim holy day.

Brethren in Christ, let is all pray that some real good and lasting peace can come from this new agreement .

No, Concern Over Hillary's Health Is Not A 'Conspiracy Theory'

When most doctors and surgeons are saying there is a problem (above link), perhaps those on the left should sit up and take notice.

While Hillary has tried to mock and scoff at those who are concerned, the truth more and more is coming out.

Why aren't people hearing much more about these things?

Take a guess.

What is the Clinton Foundation.... really?

Well, for those of you with an open mind and have not had it brainwashed and crippled with hyper-partisanship, click on over, put yourself in partisan 'neutral' mode and check it out.

Where Will Trump Get The Money For New DOD Spending?

The above link is from the Fiscal Times. Of course he won't say, but the money has to come from somewhere. I will tell you where, a reduction in Social Security, Food Stamps and other programs. Will the money really be used wisely? Well. I am not going to answer that one for you.

Read this and this and you be the judge. Keep in mind that these numbers and figures are not 'created out of thin air' by bloggers and anti-war activists. This is the military's own Inspector General who has come up with these numbers.

Read it and weep.

This is why we have runaway spending. In the report you will see that documents were removed, money was paid out that they cannot support (no documentation). What else do we find?

Source: DOD IG Report

Now, keep in mind that trillion dollar number? That is just the Army. There is also the Navy, AF and Marines to consider as well.

Where is all of this money going? I will tell you what no one out here on the Blogosphere will tell you. Powerful political forces in the nation have stolen much of it. They have ways of moving money around the DOD so that it finds its way into their pockets or those of their friends (people who are household names). This is a long running scandal and if you want to know the truth, this is just one of the reasons why Rumsfeld was dismissed way back when. He pointed out this corruption the day before the planes struck the twin towers, pissed some folks off and finally got the axe.

What I am saying to you is that the corruption over at defense is deep and systemic and this is one of the problems you have when you appoint a Defense Secretary. He may go in clean but will be 'captured' by the crooked Generals and contractors who have set up sophisticated scams and other criminal activity to defraud the government out of hundreds of billions of dollars.

That is why I say to you all. Don't hate whistleblowers. Rather, show your anger towards those who persecute and prosecute them.

They are your real problem.

Do you want to see a strong military that the nation can be proud of in peace and war.

A really good site that looks deeply into these issues, Military and Federal is POGO and it is well worth your time  to see these things from a non-partisan, well researched perspective, rather than a highly emotionalized headline grabbing context.

We must get the rot out and do it now before we get out butts kicked on the battlefield.

But you know what? Our military is increasingly turning anti-Christian as the above linked site shows.

Brothers, laugh and mock all you want, but I tell you that a nation who turns on the Lord as our nation is doing right now will only receive from his hand first rebuke, then chastisement and then a curse.


Third Party Watch

(Favorable or unfavorable links towards a party do not constitute any kind of personal predisposition - though yes, I will be voting third party as I have in every single election since 1984 and in my first in 1980. There is no possible way I can or will vote for either of the two major party nominees.)
The Hidden Potential Of Progressive Third Parties
The Morality Of A Third Party Vote
Third Parties  Getting Less Than 1% Of Media Coverage
Young Blacks Begin To See Nature Of Two Party System
Letter To The Editor: Excluding 3rd Party Candidates Shameful
Voters Are Having A Hard Time Committing To Trump Or Clinton
What I Learned Covering Third Party Candidates
Third Party: Solid Alternative Or Wasted Vote?

Picking A Third Party Is Not A Wasted Vote
Third Party: An Alternative To Unhappy Voters
Green Party's Stein 'Wanted' In Relation To Oil Pipeline Protests
Libertarian Gary Johnson's Polling Isn't Bad

War At Home Watch

The Rise of The Global Police State
US Blocks Former UK Ambassador From Entering US
The Building Blocks Of THe American Police State From A-Z
What I Don't Like About The Police State

Why You Should Be Worried About The War On Cash
Software Determines 'Sentiment' Of Gov't Personnel
Cal. University Grants Just Two Hours For Free Speech
Police Introduce Restraining Bags On Mentally Ill
Trump Says 'Stop and Frisk Works

Geopolitical Watch


The CIA's Dirty War In South Sudan
Carter Blasts Russia For Not Kissing America's Foot
Arms Merchant In Chief: Obama Want To Sell $115 In Arms To Saudi'S
Saudi Arms Sales Are Drenched In Yemeni Blood
In Pursuit Of Arctic Supremacy
Uzbekistan: Succession Struggle Ensues
Kazakhstan: Making Way For A New Generation Of Leaders
Yemen: US Claims To Have Killed 13 AQAP Fighters
Obama, Duterte Shake Hands After Insult
Russia Expresses Concerns Over Turkish Military Ops
Turkey Post Coup Purge Deepens
China's Maoists Push Back Against Modernization

Refugee Watch

Afghanistan: UN Aid Chief Calls For Scaled Up Assistance
Greece Faces Challenges Coping With Refugee Crisis
2016 Deadliest Year For Med-EU Migration
Why Are Muslim Nations Refusing To Take Muslim Refugee's?
Paris To Make First Refugee Camp In October
UNICEF: In 2015, 17Mln of 41Mln Refugees Are Children




7 Sept

Off With Their Heads!!

A Look At Growing Persecution In American Culture By the ICC. This is their monthly newsletter that is always packed with a most excellent update on the recent trends in persecution. This one  deals with a host of key issues and I do hope you get a change to read over some key articles herein. Here are a couple of screenshots.





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 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
- 2Co 9:6

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6 Sept


Hosea XVII

When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto
Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
(Hos 11:1-2)

This verse shows God's long love for Israel. Like a father to his new born child, God loved Israel. But later as we all know during the times of Moses, they corrupted themselves. This eleventh chapter of Hosea, as Adam Clarke puts it, is "...a very pathetic representation of God’s tender and affectionate regard for Israel, by metaphors chiefly borrowed from the conduct of mothers toward their tender offspring." Israel's apostasy, backsliding and ingratitude are the basic theme of this chapter as God briefly lays out Israel's spiritual history. But also present is a message of God's mercy and compassion.  God called Israel his son when they came out of Egypt and then he recounts how they repaid him, with wickedness and faithlessness. When God's prophets and priests called on the people to the worship of the most high, what did they do? They went to sacrifice to the devil.

Why do people do that? It's not just ancient Israel, it's people throughout the ages. It's because God has a strict moral code. He hates lying, stealing, killing, hating, defrauding, cruelty to he weak and poor... all of these things he hates. But you see, man has no such hatred of these things, especially if there is gain to be had in engaging in them. People don't want to do right, they want gain and most will stoop pretty low to get it. Israel went after Baalim. FYI, here is what Eaton's Bible Dictionary has to say about Baal.
The name appropriated to the principal male god of the Phoenicians. It is found in several places in the plural BAALIM (Jdg_2:11; Jdg_10:10; 1Ki_18:18; Jer_2:23; Hos_2:17). Baal is identified with Molech (Jer_19:5). It was known to the Israelites as Baal-peor (Num_25:3; Deu_4:3), was worshipped till the time of Samuel (1Sa_7:4), and was afterwards the religion of the ten tribes in the time of Ahab (1Ki_16:31-33; 1Ki_18:19, 1Ki_18:22). It prevailed also for a time in the kingdom of Judah (2Ki_8:27; compare 2Ki_11:18; 2Ki_16:3; 2Ch_28:2). till finally put an end to by the severe discipline of the Captivity (Zep_1:4-6). The priests of Baal were in great numbers (1Ki_18:19), and of various classes (2Ki_10:19). Their mode of offering sacrifices is described in 1Ki_18:25-29. The sun-god, under the general title of Baal, or “lord,” was the chief object of worship of the Canaanites. Each locality had its special Baal, and the various local Baals were summed up under the name of Baalim, or “lords.” Each Baal had a wife, who was a colourless reflection of himself. - Eaton's Bible Dictionary

People will always seek a religion that affirms rather than rebukes their evils, feeds their lusts rather than controls them and fans their hate rather than their love. This is the bane of false religion, it appeals to the flesh and darker side of man.

Yet God's commandments were not so grievous and Israel should have been most thankful for his protecting and guiding hand. They were not.

I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms;
but they knew not that I healed them. I drew them with cords of a man,
with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws,
and I laid meat unto them.
(Hos 11:3-4)

Again, this passage talks about Ephraim when he was young. The phrase 'taught him to do' is has a slightly different connotation in the Hebrew, the word is.

H8637
תּרגּל
tirgal
teer-gal'
A denominative from H7270; to cause to walk: - teach to go.


God is showing the tender love a father has for his young child as he teaches him to walk. The phrase 'taking him by this arms' could also be rendered, 'in his arms'. He is describing love of a father for a son as he learns how to walk. This passage is reminiscent of Moses back in the book of Deuteronomy.

The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you,
according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;
And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee,
as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this place.
Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God,
(Deu 1:30-32)
Hosea here describes how God guided Israel in the right way while he was still young. When he was but a babe and was unable to understand, God healed him and cared for him. It was God who delivered them and cared for them in the wilderness.

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love:
and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws,
and I laid meat unto them. He shall not return into the land of Egypt,
but the Assyrian shall be his king, because they refused to return.
And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches,
and devour them, because of their own counsels.
(Hos 11:4-6)
The cords that are meant in verse for are not literal cords, but more like the bands of love. Here is how JFB sums up the phrase.
Hos 11:4 - cords of a man--parallel to "bands of love"; not such cords as oxen are led by, but humane methods, such as men employ when inducing others, as for instance, a father drawing his child, by leading-strings, teaching him to go (Hos_11:1). - JFB
The second part of the verse 'take off the yoke on their jaws' again demonstrates God's deep love towards Israel and this time a farming analogy is used. The analogy appears to be of God delivering Israel from the yoke of slavery during their time in Egypt.

Verse five mentions that they will not return to Egypt. This passage is not clear and earlier versions (Arab and the Septuagint) render the passage  "and Ephraim dwelt in Egypt", but this seems incorrect. The HNV version translates verse 5 like this.

"They won't return into the land of Egypt; but the Ashur will be their king,
because they refused to repent.

(Hos 11:5)

This I think gives the passage more clarity. God is telling them that they are not going back to Egypt, a place the kings were looking for aid against the Assyrians, nor were they going to go back there as captives. No, their fate would be with the far less merciful Assyrians. The sense here may be that they should not go to Egypt for refuge, as some probably already had. The reason for all this coming trouble is stated clearly, God sent them prophets and they refused to repent. All of those crimes and sins that they had committed had a price. The setting up of the calf, Baal worship, all of it, God saw it and would remember it. The result was that the sword would overtake their cities and their cities would fall to Assyria. The branches here probably means all the adjoining towns and hamlets of the cities. The strife as both external and internal.  This was the result of not hearkening to the counsel of the Lord and rather, listening to their own 'idol influenced' advise. Adam Clarke describes what was going on in this excellent comment.

The sword shall abide on his cities - Israel was agitated with external and intestine wars from the time of Jeroboam the Second. Although Zechariah his son reigned twelve years, yet it was in continual troubles; and he was at last slain by the rebel Shallum, who, having reigned one month, was slain by Menahem. Pekahiah succeeded his father Menahem, and reigned two years, and was killed by Pekah, son of Remaliah. He joined Rezin, king of Syria, and made an irruption into the land of Judah; but Ahaz having obtained succor from Tiglath-Pileser, king of Assyria, Pekah was defeated, and the tribes of Reuben, Gad, Naphtali, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, were carried away captives by the Assyrian king; and in a short time after, Hosea, son of Elah, slew Pekah and usurped the kingdom, which he could not possess without the assistance of Shalmaneser, who for his services imposed a tribute on the Israelitish king. Wishing to rid himself of this yoke, he applied to the king of Egypt; but this being known to Shalmaneser, he came against Samaria, and after a three years’ siege took and destroyed it. Thus the sword rested on their cities; it continued in the land till all was ruined. - Clarke
When a people forsake the Lord, this is the result. Corruption, murder, and chaos. God was trying to lead Israel in the way she should go since he was a babe. God cared for her just like a baby. Yet this is how he is repaid, a people who had become depraved upon their idols, lust and violence.

The wages of sin.


2 Sept

Putin Hits Clinton, Trump Over 'Shock' Campaign Tactics

I use the above stroy merely as a lead in for something that is missing from the debate today as Senators and political pundits are blaming Russia for hacks and vandalism of which she may or may not be responsible. Some of the hacks we have heard about and have been blamed on Russia were not committed by them and our Intelligence officials carefully intimated this, but no one is listening. 'Other actors' are to blame for many of them but they must remain nameless at least for the most part.

This little update will help give those of you who really want to know more than the bull droppings we are hearing in the media and not be swayed by the odious wind that emanates from those droppings should read this and cogitate carefully about what I am saying here. I know much more than I can post and am posting all safely can. I usually reserve some of these more sensitive issues for my insiders, but for reasons that will be plain to wiser readers, I have decided to post this one here.

Finally this was written a few weeks ago and there have been many developments since then.

I also think for disclosure reasons I should say that my ordeal with the Fed's running all the crap they did against me is not totally unrelated to these things. They tried to set me up to provide a false trail of evidence to link me with someone to give them an excuse to raid my home and run their operation 'nigger catcher' on me. All I can post about that ordeal is in the letter to Sen. Mikulski found on the left hand column of this page. I cannot say more as the safety of others and ongoing operations could be jeopardized if I did.


The Leak Wars

I have not talked much about these leaks and that is for a reason. There is indeed a lot more going on than meets the eye or I can talk about. Doing so really could harm the security of the nation and even put a few folks in very serious danger. This is not based on guesswork, so if I am a little vague on some issues here, it is for a reason. But I cannot let this subject alone because the issues they effect are of the greatest importance for America. The people have a right to be better informed than they have been, but for reasons that may or not be clear after you read this, no, they don't need to know the whole story.

This short piece is designed not to spill secrets, but to give readers here some background to help you discern what is really going on rather than the political spin. Those who are in the know can't talk about these things. I can but only with great care and ensuring that no one is harmed and certainly not the nations security.


As you may be aware, the Hillary email leak now has a Russian aspect to it. Well, I have known for a couple of years that the Russians had tried to hack those mails and get hold of them. I did not think it prudent to post it as I did not have sufficient background on the issue and did not want to tip anyone's hand inadvertently. I have often done that and will continue to. But today things have changed and changed drastically.

I want to say this first that there are many inside the US security apparatus who are afraid of Clinton and what she represents. No, not her policies stated (any of them) but the things she has been doing in secret. They are are viewed as a major National Security threat, a powerfully protected National Security Threat.  The leaked emails are just the tip of the iceberg. I should say the smallest tip of a very large iceberg.

When our security people cannot get key politico's to move and do their Jobs (like Loretta Lynch. And Mr. Comey to name only the most recent and well known) who protect criminality rather than prosecute it, these people are charged with using various means to put pressure on corrupted law enforcement people, elected representatives, bureaucrats to as the saying goes, 'get off the dime'. This is their job and they get paid a federal paycheck to do this. So let me make this clear, while there is certainly a political aspect to these leaks in the US, the real issue is National Security. It has been very seriously compromised and as a result there are those who are trying to control and perhaps even undo some of the damage. More importantly they are trying to keep these things from happening again. The problem is they are not getting the support from the many who hold high political office who have other motivations for not prosecuting serious crimes of this nature.


So what is all this Russia stuff about? The simple fact is, Russia is a state actor and will try and steal secrets. If a sitting Secretary of State is dumb enough to put Top Secret (and higher) information on an unsecured server, the Russians the Chinese, and anyone will try and steal them. Would not our security people try and steal the secrets of Xi or Putin if they were dumb enough to put their secrets on an unsecured server? Of course we would and if our security people did not try, frankly they would not be doing their jobs. Did Russia do it? Don't jump to conclusions. There are powerful folks in both parties who are doing all they can to demonize Russia, to manufacture a 'hate' against them so that they can start a war. 

A Russian security person who did not make a reasonable attempt to get at those mails would probably not live long enough to discover his mistake. Dear readers, this is a dirty, filthy rotten business. Be assured not just our enemies would be trying to get at them, but our friends would as well, no doubt about it. The Brits, Germans, Israeli's, Saudi's - the Mexicans, the French even the Canadians. If she was dumb enough to leave the door unlocked, they are smart enough to help themselves to whatever they find. These are the 'rules' of this game - there are no rules other than get the secrets anyway you can and try to do it in a way that no one knows you took them, which is not always possible.

Hillary's attempt to cast dispersion on Russia and Trump as though they colluded is not only dishonest, it's downright insulting. Hillary knows the real deal and how those mails came to be in the hands of the the Russians and Wikileaks. There is a reason why some national security secrets are 'leaked' (semi-legally) overseas. Why? Because they dare not leak them here. Why not? Three main reasons.

First, no major news outlet will publish them. Our media are often in bed with the criminals and traitors have no desire to get embroiled in a political tussle should they leak this kind of data. Their job is to make money. You make money by selling subscriptions and ads. Start leaking data and many advertisers will shy away from you not knowing the real reasons things are being leaked. They want to avoid controversy.

Second, this administration has been merciless on low and mid  level leakers.

Third our system is too corrupt. This is not just my opinion. It's why so many leaks are leaked overseas. They know that once a leaker starts leaking, they will die soon, suddenly and violently. This was the lesson of the Micheal Hastings crash/explosion and the only thing he did was leak the CIA's director's illicit kiss-and-tell affair. The system is rotting from within. Major crimes dealing directly with the nations security cannot be prosecuted because of the deep and systemic corruption in America and her federally appointed officials. Those who expose that corruption go to jail (whislteblowers) or have significantly abbreviated life expectancy's. I can tell you this much  - some of these leakers have to live with heavy, heavy security in order just to stay alive. But they have to do it from overseas - America's security apparatus as well, has been significantly, but not thoroughly corrupted.

So if you see more leaks come out about Mrs. Clinton, this is not about some rogue guy or group who just hates Democrats or the Clinton's, there is a much larger and murkier background story that I can only drop a few broad hints about to readers here. In short, people are trying to compel elected officials to stop succumbing to political pressure, bribes and promises of million dollar a year jobs when they leave office and do their jobs to protect the nation.

Lynch's and Comey's decision not to prosecute Clinton is prima facia evidence of just how rotten American law enforcement really is and that this corruption has no race or party barrier.


What is going on really? America really is at a crossroads. Can she deal with serious national security crimes of her elite or can they sell off the nations secrets to the highest bidder? All paid to in their offshore accounts and done with an impunity at an American population that has been lied to and propagandized to the point that a consistent train of rational thought is a major effort and perhaps unattainable feat for many, if not most of them.

Yes, this really is the issue because Clinton is not the only person in high places doing evil things to the nation because they are politically impregnable. Again this is far less about Clinton than it is about a major systemic problem no one has the guts to deal with even with the tools the laws already on the books have given them... unless of course the perpetrator is a very low level person who has no political pull - think Manning and Sterling.

So expect your favorite leak site to have a lot more data to come out soon that may shock many of you.

This is the backdrop. Forget about all the headline grabbing floatsam you are reading about those mails and these hacks and the phony calls by elected officials for specious time and money wasting 'investigations' designed merely to spin the issue politically.

There are considerably deeper issues at stake that insiders by law cannot discuss.

So now, the politicians can lie and lie like the devil and dare anyone to tell the truth or they will wind up going to jail for revealing classified data... so they can lie some more. 

These politicians are using National Security laws to undermine the security of the nation.

I hope this helps you my readers here to see these things in very different light and understand that some really are trying to do right, but the crooks y-o-u keep voting for, for the most part, won't let them.

How are those Chinese language lessons coming? Making any headway?



1 Sept

Leak: The Democratic Party's Talking Points On BLM

A rather interesting leak of internal DNC emails and memorandum


Brazil's Rousseff Is Impeached, Protests Erupt

She gave an impassioned speech yesterday, but to no avail. This from what I can tell, was a vendetta against the left leaning workers party by those on the right with considerable help from the US to send one of the key lynchpin's of the BRICS alliance into the US sphere of orbit at best or into chaos if that does not work.  In the meantime, to get a government in power who would sell off as much of the nation as quickly as possible before another government comes to power that looks out for the people.

But as the Common Dreams article makes clear, the whole nation is a hotbed of serious corruption. What did ol' Bernie Sanders say about this some time ago?

"After suspending Brazil's first female president on dubious grounds, without a mandate to govern, the new interim government abolished the ministry of women, racial equality, and human rights. They immediately replaced a diverse and representative administration with a cabinet made up entirely of white men. The new, unelected administration quickly announced plans to impose austerity, increase privatization, and install a far right-wing social agenda," Sanders' statement continued. - Common Dreams
Just the kind of Neoconservative claptrap that the US would impose on the nation.

But this is the mother lode for US oil companies. Petrobras and those special Subsalt deposits I talked about a few months ago.

I see the corruption in Brazil as being deep and systemic and Rousseff could not have risen to power without having engaged in at least a little of it. But even given this, this was indeed a coup orchestrated by the old guard elite and certain American, Western and Middle Eastern interests to basically go in and buy anything that isn't nailed down after they got rid of a government that was trying to look out for its citizens, rather than rich foreign oil companies and Sovereign Wealth funds.

There will be hot denials that these things are so, but the only thing any reasonably intelligent person needs to do is to follow the money.

There you will invariably find your answer.

More Troubles With The Littoral Combat Ship

Four so far four have broken down and limped back to port.

The Business Of Executing People

A Look at the companies, politics and economics of the 'execution' business.

Trump To Go To Mexico To Meet With President

An interesting turn of events. I notice also that he is really trying to reach out to Black Americans as well.  Does this represent a sea change for him?

I don't know, probably not, but I do think Trump is a guy who can learn and change and despite what other say can also apologize when he is wrong.

But the immigration debate touches on a key nerve in the GOP's donors profit schemes.

What do I mean?

Well, one aspect of the immigration debate that has not gained a lot of traction in the media is the whole idea of detention. Where are all of these immigrants being housed? Who houses them and where? Most importantly (politically) for how much money?

Yes, money is a key aspect of the whole debate. The part that many don't want to talk about.

Yesterday, the Obama administration began a serious re-think of the whole for-profit prison scheme. As this article makes clear, this follows in the heels of the DOJ's plan to phase out for-profit federal prisons, There are many reasons for this. The primary reason cited in the Bureau of Prisons IG report and they are numerous  - safety and security deficiencies and more. but let me just give you a screen shot or two of portions of the actual report.


Source: Bureau of Prisons IG Report


Two major prison contractors are GEO and Correction Corporation of America are two key contractors for the Federal Government. According to Seeking Alpha, the DOJ's decision is significant but the DHS's move is even more so as it represents a far higher portion of their profits.

The conditions that many of these people live under is not good at all and hardly a reflection of what we as Americans should tolerate. A woman still bleeding for surgery being placed back in her cell, women struggling with depression, suicide attempts and other mental health issues. These things ought not to be and should be handled better.

But these prison fims have political friends, like Maro Rubio. Who else? Well, Hillary Clinton as well has taken their money. Though she has 'promised' to end the practice of private prisons. You can read more about where their money is going. (great links in that one!). The excellent Marshall Project has a great piece here on this as well.

Many of my readers would like to know exactly and were I stand in these issues.

Simple -  things like private prisons may sound good on paper, but the reality is that you create a financial incentive to not only lock people up, but to create new crimes and new offenses to lock more people up, bolstering your profit margin.  I am certainly not against incarcerating criminals, particularly violent ones. We need prisons for serious offenders. We don't need to incentivize incarcerating people in the manner we have seen. What happens is you get a production quota of people who are placed in facilities (for profit) and are put to work and for all intents and purposes are enslaved, for profit. Once you put large sums of money in motion like that, it becomes very difficult to break the racket up. 

My own views are that we have far, far too many people in jail. We have by far the most people in some kind of jail than any other nation on earth by far. I think one of the main reasons is the economic incentives and dollarization of our entire legal profession, from the Supreme Court right down to the lowly prison guard.

Too much money flows into our system to make it truly a system based in Justice rather than profit and political expediency. In short, I see this as just one outgrowth of systemic problem in our Criminal Justice system. The for-profit Prison industry and its  glaring contradictions are just easier for most to understand and for pundits and bloggers to put into a clear moral context. But the problems in American Justice - from the Judges, to the district attorney's to the cops on the beat even to the defense attorney's is a deep and systemic one and one that will not be easy to fix.

This is big step in the right direction, getting private money out of the criminal justice system. But this is only a first step. The political paybacks for favorable corporate rulings, the indirect bribery that comes in the form of shady real estate and book deals, the dirty cops who get shielded by politically connected police chiefs... these are problems that will take many years and great political skill to root out.

Links


Leonardo DiCaprio's Fund Is Under Scrutiny For Shady Financial Dealings



29 Aug

Persecution Watch

Prosecutor 'Demands' Harshest Sentence For Sudanese Pastors

The four are accused of conducting intelligence activities and providing material support for rebels in Sudan’s South Kordofan region.

According to the Paris-based Sudan Tribune, the prosecutor on 29 August displayed photos and videos which he claimed Jasek handed over to a US-based medical-relief agency.

The photos apparently show sites in war-affected areas of South Kordofan state, which borders the now-independent South Sudan; a team from the relief agency looking at a map of the Nuba Mountains; and the defendants appearing beside destroyed buildings with members of the agency and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army/North. The prosecution alleges that the defendants claimed the buildings were bombarded by government warplanes. - Word Watch Monitor


Iran Suspected Of Using Forced Confessions Against Pastors

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Five members of an Iranian house church are missing after government agents arrested them on Friday (Aug. 26) without a warrant and took them to an undisclosed location, according to a leading advocacy group.

No information is available on the whereabouts of Ramiel Bet Tamraz, Amin Nader Afshar, Hadi Askary, Mohamad Dehnay and Amir Sina Dashti. Iranian Christians are fearful that the arresting officials have attempted to “force confessions” out of them to use as “evidence” against a central figure in the house-church movement, according to Middle East Concern (MEC). - Morning Star News
Refugee Witness: Muslims In Lebanon Coming To Christ

Muslims in Lebanon are reportedly coming to Christ and ministering to Syrian refugees. The leader of Christian Aid Mission (CAM) has shared stories of Muslims dreaming of Jesus and coming to him. Shortly after, these same new believers begin ministry areas in their local towns through radio, prayer groups and refugee relief. On multiple occasions, women and men, couples and singles, have converted to Christianity and began missionary work on their own. - ICC/Christian Times

Russia: Missionary Law Gets First American Victim

8/26/2016 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – ICC has learned that the first American citizen has been charged under Russia’s new “anti-terror” or “Yarovaya laws.” While ostensibly aimed at countering extremist activity, the newly implemented laws also make the sharing of religious beliefs without proper government authorization illegal.

According to Forum 18, an independent Baptist minister, Donald Ossewaarde, was formally charged and appeared before a court hearing on August 14 in the town of Oryol, approximately 226 miles southwest of Moscow. On the day in question, three police officers entered Ossewaarde’s home as he was conducting a worship service. Guests were questioned by police and Pastor Ossewaarde was taken to the local police station where he was charged under Article 5.26, Part 2 of the highly controversial Yarovaya laws, otherwise known as the “anti-missionary” law.

Legally defining missionary activity is a first for Russian law. The new laws define missionary activity according to the following standards:

  • The activity is done by a religious organization/group or by an authorized entity or individual on its behalf
  • They are briefing the individual about the doctrines of their faith
  • The purpose is to encourage individuals to join the organization/group
  • You are engaging an individual who is not a member or “believer” of your faith
  • The activities are carried out publicly, either through the internet, media, or other outlets.

 

Pastor Ossewaarde was handed a fine of 40,000 Rubles (621 USD) and is appealing the fine despite his court-appointed legal counsel advising against it. According to his attorney from the Slavic Center for Law and Justice, he was not able to defend his client at the hearing as the court refused to provide him enough time to arrive.

He joins three other individuals who have been targeted under this new law since its July 20 implementation, including a Christian Ghanaian citizen living in Russia, a Pentecostal Russian citizen, and a member of the Hare Krishna movement.

Nate Lance, ICC’s Advocacy Manager, stated, “It is disheartening to see how quickly the Russian government has started to misapply this terrible law. What was meant as a law to curb terrorist activity is punishing those who are simply seeking to worship as they wish and to share their faith. It is equally appalling that Russian authorities invaded the privacy of Mr. Ossewaarde’s home to disrupt a peaceful gathering of believers for worship. It’s our prayer that Mr. Ossewaarde’s case increases awareness of this law and its negative impact on religious liberty, while leading to much needed reform.”

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Patriarch: Christianity At Risk Of Dying Out In Mesopotamia

None of this should be a total shock to those of us who know our God and our Bibles. The severest of persecutions were foretold in our Bibles in the book of Revelation. Here is a passage therefrom

And the dragon waxed wroth with the woman,
and went away to make war with the rest of her seed,
that keep the commandments of God,
and hold the testimony of Jesus:

(Rev 12:17)
The situation in Mesopotamia is by far the worst, but it is hardly the only place where Christians are severely and viciously persecuted. The passage above is cited not to show a perfect fulfillment in what we are seeing, but rather to show of of things to come. This passage is significant because it happens after the devil has lost his battle in heaven and is cast directly down to earth, along with his fallen host of angels. When this event is to happen is not clear to me, but I would say look to the world system to take on more and more satanic characteristics when it does.

Have we seen any of that today? I think we have seen a great deal of it. Think of a few key characteristics of the devil, deceit, murder, arrogance and perversions. Have these things risen significant in recent times?

I would however remind readers of this potent fact. That the final form of the 10 horned and 7 headed system rises up after satan is cast down and the rise of that system is probably a direct outgrowth of his discharge from the heavenly realm.

There is no break in the scriptures between this vision of the woman and the dragon and the rise of the two Beast systems (10 horn 7 headed/False prophet). Both are given their power from that dragon.

So don't let anyone panic you as to the fate of Christianity in the region or our world. The devil is going to work overtime to get rid of us... all and he will have many a success. But that should not trouble is too much as this is exactly what our Lord told us would happen.

If I have any word on this for readers here it is this one, give to us directly by Jesus Christ.

And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul:
but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? and not one of them
shall fall on the ground without your Father: but the very
hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore:
ye are of more value than many sparrows. Every one therefore
who shall confess me before men, him will I also confess before
my Father who is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men,
him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.
(Mat 10:28-33)



Scholars Ask Why Religious Repression Is Rising
Harvard had a conference that discusssed these issues.
Nigeria: African Youths Beat Priests Into A Coma
A rumor got started that he was going to burn down some shrine and they beat him for it.

More CRS Reports

How Can the Results of a Presidential Election Be Contested?, CRS Legal Sidebar, August 26, 2016.

Saudi Military Campaign in Yemen Draws Congressional Attention to U.S. Arms Sales, CRS Insight, August 30, 2016

Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy, updated August 29, 2016

Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief, updated August 26, 2016

Gangs in Central America, updated August 29, 2016

American Agriculture and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, updated August 30, 2016

Small Business: Access to Capital and Job Creation, August 26, 2016

Tolling U.S. Highways, August 26, 2016

Labor Day Speech Resources: Fact Sheet, August 26, 2016

Supreme Court: Length of the Scalia Vacancy in Historical Context, CRS Insight, August 26, 2016

Hillary Health Watch

HuffPo Silences Journalist Over Hillary Health Article
HLC Fires Dr. Drew After Hillary Health Comments
10 Prominent Doctors Question Hillary's Health
Boston Globe Weighs In On Hillary's Health
Hillary's Health Issues Much Worse That She Lets On

Partisan bickering and talk of 'conspiracy theory' bantered about by left leaning (Hillary funded) sites need to be taken for what they are -  A deflection of a basic question that should transcend party lines... if Americans were a thoughtful and mature people.

I know, I know... that is a pretty big 'if'. Once political partisan mode clicks on in their brains, rational thought goes right out the window!

Is she really healthy enough and most importantly mentally sound enough to run the country and have 'the button' close at hand?

When the heavy guns come out and fire people and have to silence voices, you know there is something someone with a lot of power and pull wants to keep secret.

I know that her health was a real concern several years ago and it was all kept real quiet. If I remember correctly from the conversation I had a few years ago, she had a couple of seizures in her office. 

A candidates health is one of the most legitimate concerns we all should have and people who comment responsibly on it should not be silenced, fired or bullied.

It goes against everything this nation is supposed to stand for.

I find it rather interesting that just few weeks ago Ariana Huffington (of the Huffington Post) left the Huffington Post for a new network she is creating.

Keep in mind that HuffPo far from being some 'alternative' site is nothing more than an extension of 'Big Media' being part of AOL which is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications.

Verizon is one of the Nations largest Military Contractors.

They favor Hillary for President.

Given Hillary's most Hawkish and war like political stands an actions, the first story above makes a little more sense.

I get the impression her backers would wheel in her corpse into the White House after a long and debilitating illness and sit it in the oval office for four years if it meant more defense contracts, regardless of what it meant to the overall health of the nation.

Laugh if you wish, but I can tell you that is exactly what they did with Yassir Arafat after he died. They kept a fiction up for months that he was still alive, resting in hospital but 'ill' while the PLO desperately looked for the money he hid.

The last thing I want to do is take a cheap shot and a person who may be seriously ill, or even dying. That is not my purpose. I want to know just how sick she really is and if she is really fit to take on the toughest job in the world.

I'll be honest with you, I don't think she is. I am not a doctor, so I can say for sure, but those who are have taken enormous personal risk to tell us




29 Aug

China Gears Up For War With US With New Missile Systems

A look at China's new hypersonic missile system. It can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.

These new systems are designed to evade American missile defense systems and land a nuke where it was intended.

Clearly this is in response to the American deployment of their missile system in Korea the so called THAAD system, which went up under strong protest. While the Americans have said that it is solely directed at North Korea, no thinking person, certainly no thinking Chinese policy maker buys it.

This is essentially the same tact that the US is taking in Europe with a similar system aimed at Russia, that the US says is aimed at Iran.

One can argue forcefully for or against these US missile deployments. I for one don't like them for this primary reason.

They add to global tension, particularly Nuclear tension and they are now spurring a global nuclear arms race. Russia is deploying new space based nukes and now the Chinese have this.

Is this the direction US policy really wants to take the world? It will make many US defense contractors very rich, as the President has already proposed $1 Trillion in new spending to upgrade the US nuclear arsenal.

My own view was the move in Eastern Europe and yes even with North Korea was short sighted. Yes, there was a degree of needing to appease allies who depend on US defense capabilities, but these moves lacked strategic foresight and a Trillion dollars is a lot of money, what given the current economic/debt backdrop. 

All of this geopolitical posturing is about America's loss of power and status in the world and her own inability to deal with deep systemic problems within its own key decision making bodies.

We need wise leadership who can still wield whatever good will and ability to forge alliances (something that was one of the key foundations of US power) to solve problems rather than simply maintain a fragile 'dominance' that we can no longer afford.

I don't want to digress here too much, but let me say this as well.

It is that doctrine of Global Dominance that I think is the root cause of so many of our troubles. America needs to be engaged in the world, yes, but not be the one who always has its nose in to the world troubles, more often than not, making matters worse.

American needs a total re-think of its strategic position and its foreign policy so that we can be more effective in solving, rather than creating and exacerbating the world's problems.

Loyalty

I am often chided that my writings are not 'America first' enough. But there are other criticisms I get as well. One dear reader of my many months ago, got rather angry with me because I said I was a loyal American. Well, I am. I make no apologies for it. This is still a great country and has many great things about it. My criticism of her? Let me give you a little parable about it.


A mother had two sons. Each grew up to be health and normal. But as the years passed, mother somehow got hooked on Heroin. No one knows how, but they think maybe it started with the pain from a hip replacement she had. But today, there is no mistaking it, Mama is hooked on H. The sad part is, she likes it.

Son number one just goes along with Mama, he goes down to the local dope dealer and gets mama all the dope she wants, lets her lay in bed and listen to her psychedelic music from the 60's while she spaces out and basically just goes along with whatever Mama wants. He thinks he will get more from the will (money) if he smiles up in Mama's face and slowly helps kill her in the process.

Son number two is different. He has tried and tried to get Mama to stop, even going so far as to hiding her dope or flushing it down the toilet when he finds it, he has tried to have the dope dealer arrested and is doing all he can to save his mother from certain death by OD. Mama gets real mad at son number two because of this.

Here is my question.

Which son loved his mother more?

I don't think that one needs me to answer it.

But this brings me to the question of loyalty. One was looking out for his mother, the other was looking out for what he could get from his mother.

Me? I am that second son for this nation. I may be critical, expose some crookedness, try and bring some light to a nation and world gone insane with 24-7 propaganda. I am not going to 'go along' with evil and corruption just because I think it may be in my short term economic interest to do so. This is one reason why I don't have ads here, don't link to too many other sites, don't get into the economic bed with those who will one day want to leverage the money I could potentially make here to silence me or otherwise alter the things that I post. I have to remain as independent as I can or sooner or later they will make life and blogging difficult for me.

So I speak truth to power and do so pretty fearlessly but not foolishly and I get hell for it. Yes I do and have made some enemies of some of the most powerful men in America.

But my criticism is not out of hatred for the country or its people, just the opposite. I say, America does not need any more 'Heroin' it needs to repent get right and root out the rot and corruption within her. Me? I would flush all the evil and corruption that is killing America right down the toilet if I could, but I can't. Brother number one (herd mentality Americans, TV zombie) won't let me. They are already down at the Testament Lawyers office getting ready to make off with the loot when Mama kicks off.


When I think of Son number one, I think of certain NeoConservatives, the cowardly American socially and politically correct 'patriot' (who waves a flag on cue so their friends see how Patriotic they are), but won't do the hard work of really making this nation a better place for all, rather than just the 1%.

The real Americans are out there using their power to fight the evil and corruption that is ruining their nation and robbing Americans of their, political power, jobs and rights. They are fighting those who drape their betrayals with the American flag and call it 'Globalization' or 'Security' or 'Anti-terrorism' .

But the reader I referred to earlier, I think what he was really mad about was that I did not go on an anti-American diatribe rather than say I am loyal to the country.

Brothers and sisters, we have a duty to be loyal to our respective Nations. Yes, a duty. A duty to honor the leaders, a duty to pray for them, a duty to obey the laws and to not be known as a group of trouble makers and malcontents.


Honour all men. Love the brotherhood.
Fear God. Honour the king.
 (I Peter 2:17 [KJVA])


 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers.
For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God:
and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.
Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good,
 and thou shalt have praise of the same: 
For he is the minister of God to thee for good.
But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth
not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God,
a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Wherefore ye must needs be subject,
not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

  For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers,
attending continually upon this very thing.

  Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due;
custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another:
for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

(Romans 13:4-8 [KJVA])

Now these passages have been talked about at length by so many, some trying to downplay their importance and others using it as an excuse for total inaction when governments get out of control.

What this passage says is simple. We are to be honest, honorable, law abiding people who show loyalty (honor) to the rulers. Paul says that generally, the law is there to punish evil doers, murderers, rapists, thieves, etc. In this we are to as much as possible respect their authority as well as their power, for the Apostle makes plain, it comes from God. When you resist their power you are resisting God. Now we can go about a long theological argument about if ever a Christian should be part of a revolution. I tend to think not or at the least believe that it it is spiritually most unwise, especially in these times. I know I will never take part in one, at least not one that cannot be effected at the ballot box.

Keep in mind who wrote this and when. It was written by the Apostle Paul in the 1st century. It was probably written about 57 AD which would have been the time Nero was Caesar.

I point this out to say this. This holy Apostle lays out that even with a man like Nero on the Imperial throne, he enjoins all Christians to honor the king, obey the laws and to honor all men. Also keep in mind that most Romans were pagans at that time.

I often hear many Christians rant about this President or that person in the Senate or the courts. But I say this - things may be bad and getting worse here, but simply put no one in their right minds can say that we have slid to the level of a Nero, at least not yet and even if we did, the commandment would still apply, honor the King show respect to those who uphold and make our laws, and for God's sake, don't let Christianity be associated with troublemakers, lawbreakers or violent revolutionism.


This I think was a secret fear that many of the Apostles had. There had to enormous yearning for freedom for Rome's underclasses who were slaves to break free of their chains and overthrow the existing political order. Remember, that not so long ago in Roman History, they had literal slave revolts known as the Servile wars. Many of you have seen the old and newer versions of Spartacus, well he led what is known as the Third Servile War.

The Servile Wars were a series of three slave revolts ("servile" is derived from "servus", Latin for "slave") in the late Roman Republic. See:

       -  (Wikipedia)

These wars and the political tension that existed at the time had to have been at least a little bit on the Apostle's mind. Because Christianity was attracting many members of the underclass, he did not want this new faith to be associated undermining the foundations of the state.

My point here is an important one and more so as America continues to sink into a morass of corruption. We Christians have a duty, first to God and he gives us his own commandments here on how we are to interact with the State and its leaders. Nowhere do I see that we are to impose our religion on others or use violence to protect what we perceive to be our rights.

I would go you one further, we should do what we can to make our nations safe, free, peaceful and a place where we can live in peace and honor our God without harassment -  but do it peacefully.

I don't subscribe to the abandonment theology some preach where we should not be involved in the day to day affairs of our nation. No, we should be involved but in a positive, peaceful and loving way. Not with violent talk or actions and certainly not with any kind of law breaking.

Yes, I think we are enjoined to a certain degree of loyalty to our respective countries. Americans to our nation, Iranians to their nation, Chinese to theirs, etc.

 I often however think I get into trouble because I don't 'hate' other nations that our nation hates with the proper vigor. This too is one reason I had so many troubles in the past. The question was being asked by those in power why I did not 'foam at the mouth' on cue against the Russians during the heyday of the Ukrainian crisis. I don't see hating Russians, Iranians or Chinese as being my duty as a Christian or as an American.

So, yes, I am an American and proud to say I am a patriotic one. But the kind of patriotism, to use the parable from above, that flushes that Heroin down the toilet rather than goes out and buys another ounce for Mama to space out on tonight.



26 Aug

I had a lot of problems uploading this story.... a LOT. For some time now, I have had difficulty with uploading info to this page. I was told a couple of years ago that Federal officials had all kinds of surveillanceware on my site (hosting company) and I am wondering if they took it off or not. Now granted, I am using a new FTP program and that may be part of it, but it does not explain why I have no trouble uploading to the private site, but considerable trouble uploading here. This site gets a lot more exposure... a lot more.

Why would they do this? Well, I don't know but I assume there are some things they want to 'censor' before I put it up here. Because many in Congress and the Senate and elsewhere read this site... well, there are things bad people in government would not rather elected rep's not know about.

Don't assume Congress is briefed on many of the matters I talk about, in most cases, unless they sit on key committees they really don't know.


Why do they not want me talking?  Read the next story and find out.


Washington Ups The Ante: Declares Effective No-Fly Zone Over Syria

Believe it or not, this is illegal, under international law. Syria is a sovereign state and has every right to defend itself from those who would destabilize it - read US Partners.

The reality here is that we have no policy -  we are trying every stupid trick in the book to do what we should never have started in the first place. Destroy a sovereign nation, with strong democratic legitimacy. Something that can never be said about the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia.


The problem in the region is far less about Assad and Russia as it is about Obama, the DOD and the CIA playing lapdog to Saudi Policy in the region. My guess is that if Obama plays nice with the regions Sunni powers, they will buy more arms from DOD contractors. More here.

But the news is not all bad, some are trying to put a stop to the bloodletting.

Why do they hate him so? Because Saudi's hate him so and because his State is largely Shia and the Saudi's are mostly Sunni.

That is the real nitty gritty no one wants to tell you. That and the possibility of future oil and gas pipeline routes and who gets rich building and owning them.

America's military is nothing more than an extension of Saudi Arabia, keepers of the City of Mecca.

"I summon my blue-eyed slaves anytime it pleases me. I command the Americans to send me their bravest soldiers to die for me. Anytime I clap my hands a stupid genie called the American ambassador appears to do my bidding. When the Americans die in my service their bodies are frozen in metal boxes by the US Embassy and American airplanes carry them away, as if they never existed. Truly, America is my favorite slave."
King Of Saudi Arabia
(America is truly my favorite slave)


Citizens Or Slaves? Baltimore Surveillance

I hope you get a chance to read this one. All of those in Baltimore were being watched 24/7 by a private company with Private Money. Clearly to keep it all off the books and stop public debate and knowledge of the system, though there will be hot denials that this is so.

These activities appear to violate Federal Law

There is indeed a hot debate about it now, but from all appearances, Baltimore wanted to make sure there was none and as little disclosure about it as possible. Ars Technical has a story here.

Now, let me let you in on a little analytical technique. Criminal organizations and Intelligence Fronts don't like people to know who owns them. They go through significant legal gyrations to keep their owners secret.

Yes, very secret.

To me, it looks like someone with a lot of pull has done a good job of 'sanitizing' any relevant information about this company from the internet. NO, they can't get it all, but they can get any strange and interesting connections removed from the net... and believe me, they do it all the time.

They usually get a significant heads up before a story breaks and then go out and do whatever it takes to shut people up, remove links to keep people from finding out what they are up to and why. I mean the REAL reason why.

Now I cannot say for certain that this company has any of these connections, but it does fit a pattern I have seen time and time again with those that do.

Why are they doing this? Where do they get their money... so much they can fund this system in Baltimore?

Why did they pick Baltimore?

I don't know, but I can give you a good guess.


Source: 2010 Census

Oversight? People may say who cares about this? How do we know this company is not sharing data with the CIA, the NSA, Saudi Intelligence or Drug Cartels? How do we know some rich oil sheikdom is not using the data to target Americans inside our own nation using our police departments to do it with?

We don't know and it does not appear anyone really wants to find out either.

Scroll on down the the google hiring article and keep fully in mind its intelligence connections.

Do you see a pattern?

What do I see? Black Americans are to be watched, not hired.



23 Aug

Persecution Watch

Sudanese Christians Request Prayer For Imprisoned Pastors

World Watch Monitor Has a More Detailed story here.

According to Sudan Tribune, the prosecution relied on material contained in laptop, mobile phone and flash memory, saying the defendants sought to distort the image of the government by disseminating information that could be used to put international pressure on the country.

The prosecutors said that charges have been filed against the defendants under articles of the Criminal Code, as well as Article 29 of the Passports and Immigration Law on sneaking into the country illegally, and Article 23 of the Humanitarian and Voluntary Work Act regarding running a voluntary organisation without registration. - World Watch Monitor


Pakistan: Woman Faces Gallows Under 'Blasphemy' Laws
The case against Asia Bibi is one of the best examples of how Christians are abused in Pakistan by radicals wielding Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws. Pakistan’s blasphemy laws are widely abused and often used as a tool to settle personal scores or spread religious hatred against Pakistan’s already vulnerable religious minorities. Threats from Islamic radical groups and general discrimination against Christians in Pakistan have transformed courts into little more than rubber stamps for blasphemy accusations brought against Christians, regardless of the evidence brought to bear in the case. - ICC
Pakistan-Thailand: Thousands Of Christian Refugee's In Desperate Conditions
Thailand did not sign a a key Refugee Protocol and thus has no formal framework for handling refugee's. A UK Christian Aid organization has issued an appeal for help here.

You can find a most interesting video here along with an article about one woman's struggle.
China Cracks Down On Internet, Live Streaming
Round the clock monitoring. Brought to you by Xi who is rapidly turning China into the world's largest and most heavily populated prison camp.

Some worry about how this will effect ministries online.
A Woman's Escape From Sex Slavery Of The Islamic State

Persecution of Christians in India Increases Dramatically in First Half of 2016
At least 134 incidents of violence against Christians in India were carried out in the first half of 2016 alone, compared with 147 incidents in all of 2014 and 177 in 2015, according to an independent report.

The Evangelical Fellowship of India’s Religious Liberty Commission (EFIRLC) notes that cases chronicled from Jan. 1 to June 30 were just a fraction of the violence on the ground.” - Morning Star News

The report and organization cited can be found here.
 DRC: 36 Christians Hacked To Death
The killings are attributed to an old but shadowy group of Islamists who operate largely out of Uganda. This old 2015 piece may give a little background on them. The ICG has an old paper on them that is also quite informative. Those of you wanting a little more will find this article from the Jamestown Foundation informative.
Christian In China Says Christianity In China Is Growing
This is always the case and history of those of us who serve God, the more they persecute us, the more people come to the cross. He kept his faith in difficult times.

One Christian woman from a Muslim Background has an interesting and most challenging exhortation to Christians in the west about what not to pray for in these cases.

You can find it here.



22 Aug


China Watch
Xi's Mass Human Rights Crackdown: A Chronology
Xi Seeks More Control Over Non-Government Bodies
China's Ghetto's Contain Uighur's, Rather Than Jews
China's Three Warfares: China Sea Row Reveals Thinking
China Launches World's First Quantum Comm Satellite (very interesting!)
IMF Issues Report On China's Economy, Rebalancing
China, India Look To Strengthen Relationship
Russia, China To Hold Naval Exercises
China Carries Out Navy Drills In Sea Of Japan
China Sea: Recent Events


Hosea XVI

O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood:
the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.
It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the people shall be gathered against them,
when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.

(Hos 10:9-10)
Verse 9 begins with God's word against Israel and it's sin at Gibeah. Which of course is a reference to at least the afore mentioned incident with the concubine, but also is probably a reference to the place where Saul dwelt when Israel demanded of the Lord a King (1 Sam 10:26). Israel stood and still persisted in its sins from yesteryear. This is the real crime, that they really did not repent. This is one of the main problems when God is most forbearing to sinners. People look upon it as weakness or God's indifference to evil. As we go back to Judges chapter 20 we see how Benjamin compounded the sin.

And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is done among you? Now therefore deliver us the men, the children of Belial, which are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death, and put away evil from Israel. But the children of Benjamin would not hearken to the voice of their brethren the children of Israel: But the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together out of the cities unto Gibeah, to go out to battle against the children of Israel.
(Jdg 20:12-14)

The  battle did not go well with the Israelites and why they eventually had a kind of victory, they could not catch them. The whole incident is covered in Judges Chapter 20 onwards.

Hosea brings this sin to light showing that they really had not paid for it. The passage seems to indicate that while that sin (the consequences for it) did not overtake them then, it will now in a far worse fashion. Benjamin did finally survive the battle, but now all of Israel was infected with sin and evil. This time, the battle would overtake them, for the Lord remembered their iniquity. God then lays out his desire. He remembers their sins and now he was going to chastise them. God was going to raise up armies against them. The last part of Verse ten is a bit obscure and commentators do not agree exactly how the phrase should be rendered. The two furroughs clearly is a farming analogy. Some think the image is one of two oxen that pull a plough side by side. Others see an analogy of the sins that Israel committed and were bound in their sin like Oxen. Barnes take goes like this. I post it because it gives us both the linguistic and spiritual sense of the passage.

When they shall bind themselves in their two furrows - They “bind themselves” and Satan “binds them” to their sin. In harmony and unity in nothing else, they will bind themselves, and plow like two oxen together, adding furrow to furrow, joining on line to line of sin. They who had thrown off the light and easy yoke of God, who were ever like a restive, untamed, heifer, starting aside from the yoke, would “bind” and band themselves steadily in their own ways of sin, cultivating sin, and in that sin should destruction overtake them. People who are unsteady and uneven in everything besides, will be steadfast in preening sin; they who will submit to no constraint, human or divine, will, in their slavery to their passions, submit to anything. No slavery is so heavy as that which is selfimposed.

This translation has followed an old Jewish tradition, expressed by the vowels of the text, and old Jewish authorities. With other vowels, it may be rendered, literally, “in their binding to their two transgressions,” which gives the same sense, “because they bound themselves to their two transgressions,” or, passively, “when they are bound, on account of their two transgressions.” The “two transgressions,” may designate the two calves, “the sin of Israel,” or the twofold guilt of fornication, spiritual, and in the body; the breach of both tables of God’s law; or as Jeremiah says, “My people hath committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, which can hold no water” Jer_2:13
. - Albert Barnes
The Hebrew names version of the Bible translates the passage like this.

When it is my desire, I will chastise them; and the nations will be gathered against them,
when they are bound to their two transgressions.
(Hos 10:10)

The Literal Translation says this.

When I desire, I shall bind them; and the peoples shall be gathered against them,
when they bind themselves to their two perversities.
(Hos 10:10)

The following verse though may give us a little more insight into what is meant.

And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn;
but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride;
Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
(Hos 10:11)
The imagery here is farming again. Back in those days, Corn was threshed by an ox tied to a post when a great stone wheel and the ox would go round and round. This verse seems to show how God looked upon Israel and when she was doing the work of God. This appears to be a similitude of the yoke of the Lord where all had their part to play in creating a harvest. Is this not what our Lord alluded to?

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

(Mat 11:28-30)

Rather than the previous verses, this one seems to be an exhortation that Israel give herself over to Godly service, as verse 12 clearly makes plain.

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground:
for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies:
because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.

(Hos 10:12-13)

The Lord here now describes the ground that he wants them all to walk in, the ground of righteousness. God here exhorts his people to seek God. This is a key theme in the New Testament, sowing and reaping (2Cor 9:6, Gal 6:7-9). This is what the Lord here is describing. Farming for God, rather than for evil. The crop they were growing caused them to eat not mercy, but lies.

Here we also find the prophetic imagery of rain.  The idea is that if the people did their part in the work of godly farming, God would do his and provide rain in its season. The last part of verse thirteen I think is so telling of our world and particularly our nation today.

America and even Modern Israel today no longer trusts the Lord, they now accept a pantheon of gods and goddesses philosophy's. Our President made it plain in simple English, America is not a Christian nation. America has trusted in 'her way', not the way of the Lord. America's way more and more is nothing more than the ways of Mammon and any truly God fearing Christian can see it. America as well no longer trusts in the arm of the Lord, but in her 'mighty men', which is a prophetic similitude for her military. America, like Israel in those days trusts in her pantheon of gods, particularly the religion of Freemasonry. She trusts in her stealth fighters and carrier groups; nuclear weapons and Special Operations teams. She does not trust in the Lord.

Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled,
as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces
upon her children. So shall Bethel do unto you because of your great wickedness:
in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.
(Hos 10:14-15)


This passage shows the fruit of trusting in one's own ways rather than those of the Lord. Because this is a direct cause and effect passage. God is letting them know that this is the result of it, there would be a tumult among the people. The word for tumult is this one

H7588
שׁאון
shâ'ôn
shaw-one'
From H7582; uproar (as of rushing); by implication destruction: -  X horrible, noise, pomp, rushing, tumult (X -uous).

They trusted in their military, but it would not do them any good. All of their fortifications would be crushed by an invading army that God himself was sending to judge Israel for her sins. The prophet then goes on to describe the destruction in ways they understood for their times,  'as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle'. The reference here to Shalman is almost certainly to Shalmaneser, King of Assyria. This is merely an abbreviation. The disaster described here by Hosea is not mentioned anywhere in scripture. The name Betharbel is from the Hebrew word.

H1009
בּית ארבּאל
bêyth 'arbê'l
bayth ar-bale'
From H1004 and H695 and H410; house of God's ambush; Beth Arbel, a place in Palestine: - Beth-Arbel.

The above reference H695 is this word.

H695
ארב
'ereb
eh'-reb
From H693; ambuscade: - den, lie in wait.

You can read more about the word here.

The incident seems to imagine some kind of inhuman cruelty that was probably well known in Hosea's time but is no longer. The last verse lays the blame on all of this evil that shall come to pass on them on their idols at Bethel. Bethel is where Jeroboam set up his golden calf's, in direct opposition to the religious worship of the Judah, the southern kingdom. He wanted to ensure the loyalty of the people remained with him and his northern kingdom and  thus set up a new religious system. It was one founded in wickedness. The kings of Israel had led the people of the North astray and as such, would be as the prophet says, 'be utterly cut off'.

We will get to Hosea Chapter 11, hopefully next week!




Does Google Have A 'No Negro' and 'No Latino' Hiring Policy?

How do they get away with this? I will let wiser heads figure that one out. The same thing is found in the entertainment industry. I know a person who works for a major entertainment company (a household name) that witnessed a 'Saturday night' massacre of every senior Black manager. It was so bad that one young White Blonde manager made a serious mention of it out in the open in a board meeting.

How did they get away with it? They too donated big to Obama...

Will Black folks ever 'get it'?

No, they won't. A soothing speech from the 'O' or Hillary and they will go right back to sleep.

More here.

America And The Spirit Of Murder

Today I want to talk about a spirit that I have noticed more and more in America and her leaders. It's the spirit of murder, it's the spirit of killing those one disagrees with. It's the spirit of blowing a hole in those who you don't even know because of what someone told you they are like, like with so many of these police shootings. It's the spirit of bloodshed and murder, a powerful demonic stronghold in the kingdom of satan.

I bring this up for many reasons today, but mainly because this is what the Lord wanted me to write on. A couple of days ago, we see the man who runs the CIA talk about assassinating Russians and Iranians.

Yes, he really did and he did that after endorsing Hillary Clinton. Rather sad isn't it? But keep in mind this - Mike Morrell was the CIA director at the time of the Benghazi scandal, which has Hillary's and the CIA's fingerprints all over it. If there are arms flowing into Syria for rebels and for terror groups like Boko Haram in Africa, thank the policy of both, they knew the risk and wanted not to just take it, but to assist many of the rich Gulf sheikdoms clandestine policy of Islamifying as much of Africa as possible. The result? Terror groups terrorize with US arms. None of this is a coincidence, not really.

I think those of you who want a backstory to the political infighting and ultimate result will find his piece fair minded and informative.

The arms now flow to Islamist's on cue.

Those who signed off on this war and its methodology were arguably conspirators in an effort to provide material support to terrorist organizations by supplying them with military equipment, allegedly to be used to topple the Gadhafi government. That is a felony ...  - David Stockman

I am giving you the real lowdown. Not the fluff our lying leaders will try and sell you. More here. and here and especially here.  It still continues today. For those of you who don't know, Boko Haram is the most deadly terrorist organization in the world today. You do your own search on that one but be careful, searching on that one may leave some residual blood stains on your computer monitor.

So now we have a former CIA director calling for the assassination of Russian and Iranian citizens. Two nations for which we have had tension but are not at war. In fact, both will be needed for a comprehensive solution to the regions problems. Clearly a solution is not what Morrell is looking for. 

How would America feel about Putin's top intelligence person calling for the assassination of Americans?

I think we would be understandably outraged. I would be. How can a world operate with American leadership calling for the murder of others in such a blatant and criminal fashion? Is violence the only way these people inside our security establishment solve their problems? Is it any wonder the world is flowing in blood, tears and and reeks of smoke and cordite in far too many places?

Ye are of your father the devil,
and the lusts of your father ye will do.

He was a murderer from the beginning,
and abode not in the truth,

because there is no truth in him.
When he speaketh a lie,

he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar,
and the father of it.

 (John 8:44 [KJVA])


Lies and murder - I can think of fewer places on this earth more befitting this description than in key parts of America's covert apparatus. We kill people who never meant us or the nation any harm. Someone somewhere has a brainstorm and thinks that they have it 'all figured out' and says if we kill thus and so, our problems will be solved. So we go and kill the person and the problem gets worse. Then the same person has another brainstorm and says, 'we did not go far enough, we need to kill this one and this one too'. We go and assassinate them and the problem grows even more. Then security budgets get increased, new contractors are hired to study the problem, and new and exciting ways of killing our brother get created in Government laboratories and think tanks.


Then there is the revelation that the DNC staffer may have been the victim of a political assassination. Assange hinted (but did not say) that this staffer may have been the source of the leaks he had gotten out of the DNC. Of course this is on the heels of another DNC person's suspicious death just before key testimony. He is not the first in this election cycle.


Do I think the staffer leaked the data? No. A low level guy like that... no way he would have access to those mails of top DNC leaders. That I think was a deliberate misdirection.



This is not about partisanship, this is about the spirit of murder that has descended on America. The murders of key officials from Ron Brown, to William Colby, to Vincent Foster to a whole bunch of other people with ties to our political system is far too numerous to mention.


But as our elite operate on the level of the Mafia so does the nation. Look at the number of unarmed YBM being gunned down by cops. No threat to the cops, just go out and commit murder.


America has the highest rate of gun crimes and gun violence in the world. Now there are those who say the problem is guns. But an unattended gun never killed anyone. It is when someone who is filled with hatred or a spirit or murder, or wants to defend himself from the same, that is when someone dies from a gunshot wound. The problem I will state it plainly is not guns, its Americans, whose love of war, violence and violent entertainment that is the primary problem today and far too many of them are high on drugs - legal and illegal.


In short, the spirit of murder has descended on this nation and it is little wonder that those who fall out of favor with the power structure or rather the 'murder structure' in the nation, wind up having the pavement painted with their blood.


Murder? I think we will see many more of them before the election and most, but not all will track right back to the Clinton's. I need to say this too - even if they are not directly behind them or even aware of the 'hit' before it occurs, their supporters, are often the kinds of people who will stop and nothing to get them elected again, will do their 'wet work' for them. But let's not just pick on Hillary here.

Brothers, this is how you know who is satanic and who is not. They don't have to be wearing pentagrams and sacrificing virgins on altars to be in satan's service. Jesus lays out to us exactly how you can tell the devils children in plain simple language. They are infected with the spirit of murder and lies. They deceive and kill. This is the devils work and now you may begin to see what spirit is really running this once great nation.

This is how we know this nation is heading into God's judgment, just as it was foretold by the ancient prophets. We have fallen under the spell of the evil one and now seek to do his will.

Men in this nation, I don't think they will ever repent. This was the observation of the spirit when given the vision of the last days.

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues
yet repented not
of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils,
and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood:
which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
 (Revelation of John 9:20 [KJVA])



This passage keeps coming to mind as well. It's from Habakkuk and I have always found it most telling of the spirit behind today's oil and middle east wars. Mind you, I am not necessarily saying this is a direct fulfillment, but take a good look at what you read and what has happened in the middle east since the Gulf War and the Arab Spring uprisings.

 They are terrible and dreadful:
their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. 
Their horses also are swifter than the leopards,
and are more fierce than the evening wolves:
and their horsemen shall spread themselves,
and their horsemen shall come from far;
they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat. 
They shall come all for violence: their faces
shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall
gather the captivity as the sand.  And they shall scoff at the kings,
and the princes shall be a scorn unto them:
they shall deride every strong hold;
for they shall heap dust, and take it.
(Habakkuk 1:7-10 [KJVA])

This is a people who are arrogant and self righteous - no one can judge them. They have a very powerful military and even airpower. they are an exceptionally violent people and shall scoff at kings (rulers). Take a look at all the nations who were overthrown or are trying to be overthrown by our government, Assad being just the latest, Qadaffi was the last successful one.

They key here is not so much to fit this prophecy exactly, but to show you a SPIRIT behind it. It's an arrogant, violent spirit that plays 'god' by removing kings and princes.

But truth be told, I think the spirit of murder really began it's work in earnest the day they killed Kennedy. When they killed a sitting President, the covert American murder apparatus knew they had a power and anyone that they did not agree with, they murdered. I always think on how every single person of note murdered (many were called suicides) back in the 60's and early 70's was anti-War. Remember, Vietnam was raging and the nation was in serious trouble with student riots and more. Then those who did spoke out against it were picked off one by one. Malcolm, MLK, RFK, Then they went after the cultural symbols who were anti-war the rock stars. Guys like Hendrix, Lennon, Joplin and a host of others. This is not to mention the Black leaders who were picked off one by one. Each and every one were anti-war and sought to bring in a sense of Justice to the nation. Am I making this up or guessing? I think not.

The murder apparatus had other plans and put them in motion. They did murder and then lied to the people about it - the devils work.


You see, these men who hide behind secret classifications and laws that protect their work don't know that God is watching. He has not and will not forget what they have done. It reminds me of a passage in Hosea. When rebuking Israel for her sins, he notes that God is marking what they do.


When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered,
and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood;
and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without.
And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness:
now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face.
They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.
They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker,
who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.

(Hos 7:1-4)


You know, I am amazed at the lack of understanding people have. They seem to think God is some guy up there whose only job it is is to forgive us. Granted, that is something he does, but only when there is genuine repentance - a clear and discernible change of heart and direction.

No dear readers, it is not God's 'job' to forgive us. He does offer it, freely to anyone who will come to him humbly acknowledging their sins and evils.  But those who don't repent and come to God on bended knee's, - he has all of your sins written down in a book and be assured that there is not one you have committed that you personally will not pay FULL PRICE for.

America is no different. God see's our wickedness and especially the wickedness of our government, who has spread so much hatred and violence covertly in our world. People think God is some pansy who won't act. He will act - when he is finished waiting for our repentance, he will act with great speed and will not relent until those diseased with the plague of unrepentant sin are dealt with and removed.

Brothers, I ask all of you to really discern the spirit of murder and lies. It's out there but the devil is exceptionally good at misdirection and spin. He knows how to get you to accept the spirit so that it can grow.

Yes, there is a spirit of murder on America. But because of our superpower status we stand aloof with out arrogance and say, 'who can judge us?. It is not just Americans who are deeply effected by that spirit.

Let those of us who know our God understand and pray accordingly.


12  Aug

Marriage

(This is a piece I wrote back in June)

As promised (to insiders), I am going to spend today just talking about Marriage and leave the other troubles in our world behind for a while. This is meant to be real and a bit humorous. It is my hope that I don't offend anyone here. If I am a little rough talking in a few places, it's to make a point, not sound politically correct. I much prefer the roughness of honesty to the softness of comfortable falsehoods. Sometimes people need a kind of verbal slap in the face to see the facts for what they really are in our PC obsessed world.

I just want to talk about Marriage today, why it is the way it is and perhaps look at how Christian Churches and assemblies can reclaim it and make it wholesome again.

Marriage was God's idea. He created both woman and the institution of Marriage for the man, so that he would not be alone. In a perfect world, marriage is by far the best thing for both men and women. Each were made for each other. But I hate to break it to you...

... this is not a perfect world.

Things since the creation for the most part, have gone downhill and this is where we will begin our talk on marriage.

Rather than spend a great deal of time just reciting Bible verses, though there will be some, there are many things today that Christians, especially young ones need to know about before they hook up before God's altar.

First off, don't get into it lightly. Before God and man, you are making a pledge and covenant and doing so falsely is one of the most serious affronts to God there is. When you enter into a covenant, God is watching. Yet, today, for both the saved and unsaved, the whole institution of Marriage has lost its sense of permanency. It has become 'I will love you forever until...' kind of commitment and divorce statistics prove it. They are not at all pretty and they are the kinds of thing that cause people like me to pause and consider carefully before entering into a marriage covenant (contract) with someone.

Why is this?  There are many reasons. First and foremost, the morality of the western world has changed and changed significantly. This is a throw away society and there is little mistaking it for little more than that. People these days are not as constant as they once were and without a doubt, the morality of the nation has changed and not for the better. This has deeply effected the institution of marriage. Adultery is so common that it's hard to try and demand it of ones spouse. The social and cultural cues out there all encourage a sexual 'freedom' that is wholly un-biblical. In vogue, yes, but un-biblical.

This is where genuine Christians who really want to know and please the Lord must make a clear and unmistakable break with the morality and cultural cues of the world, especially with regards to Marriage. But before we get to our duties as Christians, lets take a look at a few trends in modern Marriage particularly the fruit of marriage, that being fertility.

One thing I have found most valuable is to look at trends. Just get as much data as you can don't let anyone else interpret them for you. Rather, just look at them clearly and then do your best to extrapolate what that data means. Rather than spend half the morning finding charts that are not copyrighted to post here, I will pass on some links for you to peruse at your leisure.

Population Reference Bureau
Our World In Data
Statista


Image Source: Wikipdedia/WikiMedia




Now I hate to quote Malthus because of his views on population control, but his observation here is one that cannot be ignored.

The inverse relationship between income and fertility has been termed a demographic-economic "paradox" by the notion that greater means would enable the production of more offspring as suggested by the influential Thomas Malthus.[4] Roughly speaking, nations or subpopulations with higher GDP per capita are observed to have fewer children, even though a richer population can support more children. Malthus held that in order to prevent widespread suffering, from famine for example, what he called "moral restraint" (which included abstinence) was required. The demographic-economic paradox suggests that reproductive restraint arises naturally as a consequence of economic progress. - Wikipedia

Image Source: Wikipedia


The facts are simple, in the developed world (Europe and North America) where incomes are higher, fertility tends to be lower, where incomes are lower, fertility rates tends to  be higher. Again, I am no fan of Malthus but he makes a point here that cannot be ignored and this I think is something that tends not just towards Fertility  but also perhaps with a bit less direct correlation with regards to Marriage as well. The more money people make and the more affluent and 'modern' a society becomes, the marriage rates tend to decline in an inverse fashion, just like with Fertility.

Here in the west men and women more and more are shunning marriage.  With men particularly, this appears to be more and more the case. I have gone to many sites and blogs over the years with men ranting about marriage and the kinds of women they either married or get entangled with. Understand ladies, I am not denigrating any of you godly women out there. Rather, I am just showing you why so many men are simply not interested in that long term relationship that many women crave. There are many reasons. I am going to give you some of them. Please note that these reasons are mostly from a secular perspective, but they are still relevant to our our secularized 'Christian' assemblies.

Marriage is often seen as confining and I just don't mean sexually. You are going to lose a lot of personal 'space' and must deal with another persons idiosyncrasies until one of you dies.

While it's true that sex is a big issue in marriage, its also true that increasingly those who just 'live together'  have more sex than a married couples. The old phrase 'PW' seems to be more of a reality than a mere urban joke. Too often, I have seen guys whose wife won't sleep with them go out and find a lover. Then the wife has grounds for divorce, and then she takes the guy to court and he is the one who loses out, for in most cases, the woman will keep the kids and have her income supplemented with child support payments. Second, can you really be sure that the kids are yours? Don't laugh and for those of you who think I have gone off the deep end, click on over here and read the comments by 'CJ'. More here. Guys? Those ain't your kids? Tough, in many places you still have to pay. Which brings me to the next point.

The legal profession and politicians have ruined the institution of Marriage and turned it into a money making racket. The Lawyers, Judges, even prisons (don't pay child support and see what happens to you!) are well compensated in the divorce racket... and that is just what it has become, in my view. The system has created significant and enticing economic incentives for divorce; alimony, legal fees and child support being the immediate ones, but the others less apparent that helps keep the system lucrative for the divorce business. And you can be sure that the legal system rakes in a lot of money from divorce. You may not know this but there has even been a lawsuit that alleges this very thing. Me? I don't need a lawsuit or court case to see how messed up the system is in many places. I have seen it first hand in the lives of men I once knew. But this is just one aspect of what is turning out to be in many ways a major trend in men just shunning the institution totally. The thinking? The best way to not have to pay divorce 'ransom' is to not get held hostage in the first place.

Another problem? The women's liberation movement in the eyes of many men have changed women into something unrecognizable, and certainly un-marryable. One writer captured the idea here and this is written by a woman not a man.

Try and understand this ladies, I know some of you may not like what I have written - but this is how many and an increasingly large number of men really feel. Yes, it's true their feelings may not be 100% justifiable, but to ignore these things is to ignore the problem and this is a major problem, particularly for younger Americans.

But from a woman's perspective, I can say that in all honestly the women in many ways have more to complain about. I am tired of talking to and listening to these whiny, irresponsible men whose cowardliness is only outmatched by their laziness. Too many have no sense of personal responsibility. I know I have seen this so many times, that I do think its more and more the rule rather than the exception. Now me? I recoil at cowards, kiss-behinds and wimps. I don't even like being around them. I can only imagine how a woman who is looking for a real man must feel when she has to deal with this generation of woosified men we have in the nation today when looking for a life-partner.


I don't want to just paint a grim picture of marriage. There are still many of them that work and work well and many of those who do get divorced, do remarry. Those who have happy marriages would not trade it for the world. So I ask all of you to take the negative things I say in that light. I am not down on marriage, I am down on what western, particularly American culture has done to marriage.

Me? I never married. I came very close twice but glad I never did. I am not blaming the women. At the time, frankly, I lacked the maturity and 'steadiness' for a long term commitment. But if there was anything that soured me on marriage is was my time in the Gulf War. The things that went on while I was deployed and the things that men discovered when they came back home. I can remember returning back to Germany from my deployment and somewhere deep in my subconscious I told myself 'I will never marry'. I think also the fact that our home when I was growing up was broken and the way my mother had to struggle to keep a roof over our heads and food in the Ice Chest (for a long time we did not have a refrigerator when my dad left). I was old enough to kind of see the 'light' go out of my mothers eyes and a kind of sadness that stayed with her for a long time, though she tried very hard to hide it from us all. These things soured me personally on the institution as each of these events effected me rather deeply.

When I see how the legal system has messed marriage up, frankly I have no desire to be held hostage and have to pay 'ransom' to lawyers, judges and other assorted crooks officers of the court if my wife turns out to be the local semen repository and be forced to pay for another man's 'litter'.  Nor do I think a woman should have to put up with a man who has fathered small sections of the city and wonder why a couple of her kids friends look like her husband and have to deal with all the mess that goes with that. In the eyes of US courts these things may be 'OK" and nonpunishable. I assure you in God's eyes, they are cause for serious Judgement. This is why I will not mince words here our use flowery language to describe what happens  (abominations) in far too many marriages and even relationships. Adultery if un-repented of, is a sin that leads to spiritual death. Moreover, I am not concerned with what Pope's, Priests or Pastors say to put a smiley face on this most serious sin in God's eyes.

But what is a young person to do who has his or her youthful sexual needs and yet these are the moral cues and people to choose from that are out there?

For me now? Well, I am 57. I am in many ways past my prime and am looking to slide into old age as quietly as I can. While I would loved to have had kids, I don't want them now. I am too old. I would be in my 70's when my kids hit their teens. What are they going to get me for my birthday.. .a new set of dentures? (!)

So marriage for me is out of the question as long as I reside in America. I have about as as much faith in our courts to protect my marital rights as I do in a Klansman to protect my Civil rights. That may be a bit overly cynical for many of you, but I have seen a few things that have turned my stomach. 

Should the Lord ever direct me out of the nation and I live in a nation with laws that are more conducive to a healthy marriage, I may consider it.  I am totally uninterested in anything but a Godly and happy marriage. Being single frankly at my age, is not so bad at all.

Saving Marriage

First of all, unlike trends in this evil age which is doing all it can to redefine marriage in the image of the world, the Church needs to stand up and stop trying to change what the world thinks of Marriage and begin to redefine it according to Biblical precedents FOR THE CHURCH. This I don't think is nearly as hard to do as many would think. Churches could easily adopt this by enforcing some discipline on its members with regards to Marriage. How do you do that? I mean realistically? Again, I don't think it would be that difficult. Pastors and elders would just need what so many lack today. What is that? Courage.

Church Weddings

One thing I would work towards in a medium to small denomination is establishing a legal framework for a church recognized marriage. What I mean is this. The Church should draw up a legally binding covenant between prospective marriage partners on their responsibilities and their expectations. Also what should be done in the case of divorce. For example, if a man could prove that kids were not his and were the product of adultery, he should not be obligated to pay child support to that child, indeed in the case of adultery, the man should have the option to keep the kinds in place of the woman and have his income supplemented.

In short, prospective marriage partners could then sign a kind of Church approved prenuptial agreement that would be binding legally on both parties. It should be fair, it should remove many of the negative trends that are in modern secular marriage and finally needs to be be administered and arbitrated by a Church council should there be a dispute. The Church would be wise to keep a few lawyers either on its board or as consultants/contractors to ensure that things are done properly and that there are no ways for those who sign such agreement to wriggle out of it once its made and they are out frolicking with their neighbors spouse and then don't want to pay the piper when the fun is done.

This is a simple solution and one frankly, I am surprised more Churches have not attempted to adopt. Separate Godly marriage from the cacophony of confusion and profit that has consumed secular marriage. This could be done, though there will probably considerable backlash from the 'hate Christians' crowd in society. But the simple fact is, prenups are very common today and a Church who knows the law and what it wants to see in its marriages should not have a major problem doing this.

The key is that the Church needs to ensure and enforce Church teachings on Marriage in more than just sermons.

Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled:
but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
(Heb 13:4)


Today, with all the adultery and escort services (whoremomgering) out there, marriage is anything but honorable and that includes a whole slew of 'christian' marriages as well. The apostolic command is not a suggestion and he gives firm warning to those who think it is. Those who enter into a marriage agreement need to understand just what they are doing in the eyes of God because God is going to hold you to account if you break your covenant with your spouse.

There are many admonitions about marriage in the NT and as we saw when I went through Hosea, God is a stickler for marital fidelity. if you come together, your best bet is to stay together. If there is adultery or fornication, that is your only real 'out' of a marriage agreement. It's not 'mental cruelty' or even your husband's 3 year prison stretch. It's not, 'he looks at too many porn sites' or 'she got too fat for me'. These are not causes for a divorce in God's eyes.

Let me say this as well. Paul's admonition about Marriage, while not being a directive from the Lord is still very good advice. He said clearly that it's better not to marry. But lets take a look at the whole passage and in it we will see how in a Biblical marriage is to operate. Many of the problems we see today would be eliminated if people did right and aas God said.

Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife? But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
(1Co 7:1-17)




Does this passage really need a lot of commentary? I don't think so. Paul is laying out God's commandments sprinkled in with a bit of his own strongly held opinion. I think it wise for Christian men and women to get the issue in their minds in a time of concerted prayer as to what God wants for you. But know this. Marriage is no bed of roses. It's work.  To make a successful marriage it takes real work, give and take and sacrifice. Men need to stop looking at Marriage as a just a way to have sex regularly and women need to stop looking at marriage (and divorce)  as a cash register. I know that these may be ugly stereotypes, but frankly many stereotypes have their basis in uncomfortable truths. The simple fact is men and women need to  get real about what they expect from a marriage and what they are really willing to put into it to make it work, over the long haul. Will you  be there for that man when he is fat, fifty and bald. Men? Mill you stay with her when she may not be that 'looker' you walked down the aisle with and may be having significant health challenges? In short, are you willing to be that life partner or just a sex partner? Are you looking for some kind of free ride that you think Marriage will provide for you.  As a Christian, you have deep obligation to your spouse and a worldly divorce is not likely to free you from those deep spiritual obligations, though you may think they have.

But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife,
saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery:
and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
(Mat 5:32)




Brothers, I hope all of you, and I am sure you all do, understand the responsibilities of marriage. Don't enter into it lightly because God is going to hold you severely responsible with regards to YOUR obligations in marriage. Don't look for a way out of those obligations and if you are not willing to meet them, I exhort you to shun marriage until you are a ready to.

Please don't be angry with me if the the tone of this may not be quite what you were expecting. I think when God gets finished judging a lot of these marriages and the evil people are doing, you will think I was too easy on some of the behavior I marked with colorful metaphors herein. God is not playing games when he warned us that he will judge adulterers and whoremongers.

Selah -  Let us pause and consider this.


God's Grace and peace be upon all of you, married and singles in our Lord Jesus Christ

Brother Mark

27 June, 2016


8 Aug

Hillary's Health May Become An Issue

This is one you should look at carefully.

I beseech none of you to gloat or be unkind to what appears to be a rather serious health problem. I ask that you sincerely pray for the former Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady.

From the depths of my heart, I cannot bear to see anyone physically suffer or be in pain or lose control. It really troubles me, whatever I may think about their politics.

So please pray for Mrs. Clinton. Perhaps as she begins to deal with this, she may come to be a kinder, gentler person and come to know God in a deep and personal way.

Rights In China

Advocates Slam Trials of China's Rights Activists
Wang Yu Given Human Rights Award In Abstentia
Wang Yu Rejects Award
US Hits China Over Rights Activists Punished For Subversion
China Rejects Criticism
UN Urges China To Stop Ill Treatment of Guo Feixiong
China's New Tactic: Show Trials
Human Rights Group Urges Independent Observers At China's Trials

5 Aug

Algeria Blasphemy Case Update

(ME Concern) Christians in Algeria request prayer for a believer from a Muslim background who is due to appear before a judge on charges connected with blasphemy against Islam.

This brother comes from the Kabylie area (from the province of Steif, 300km east of Algiers), is 49 years old, and became a Christian in 1997.

The brother published a message on social media about the light of Jesus overcoming the lie of Islam and its Prophet in the Kayblie area. The brother also published photos showing the execution of a civilian by an Islamist terrorist. Material which the brother published was adjudged to be insulting to Islam by the authorities. Islam is the state religion in Algeria, according to the constitution of the country. Insulting Islam and insulting the Prophet are crimes according to the Algerian penal code and the Algerian media law.

The brother was arrested on 31st July. He appeared before a prosecutor, was detained and is due to appear before a judge on 7th August. His family has appointed a lawyer for him, and a human rights organisation has engaged another lawyer to monitor the case. The human rights organisation has condemned the arrest and says it will seek to mobilise public opinion against the trial.

Please pray that:
a. this brother, his family and church will experience the peace of Jesus and the comfort of the Holy Spirit
b. the brother will soon be released, especially as he suffers from a chronic illness and his health may deteriorate if he remains in detention
c. laws in the Middle East will be changed so that freedom of expression and freedom of religion are upheld
d. the local authorities will cease attempts to intimidate Christians, and that the church in Algeria will grow and continue to witness throughout the country
e. there will be peace and justice in Algeria, and that Christians will be allowed their fundamental rights
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Boko Haram Shifts Focus - Attacks More Christians And Churches

8/05/2016 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) - International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Boko Haram has gained new leadership in Abu Musab al-Barnawi as its new "governor" for West Africa. This information was published in the Islamic State's Al-Naba magazine, published on Tuesday, August 2. Additionally, in the published article, Abu Musab al-Barnawi spoke of, "booby-trapping and blowing up every church that we are able to reach, and killing all of those who we find from the citizens of the Cross."


It has been over two years since Boko Haram entered the main stage of terror in Nigeria. In April 2014, the militant group kidnapped 276, mostly Christian, teenage girls from a boarding school in Chibok. 219 of these girls are still missing.

Boko Haram has continued to wage a war of terror against the people of Nigeria, specifically in the northeastern region. The group has killed thousands of people, deployed children as suicide bombers, and destroyed the future for countless young women and girls. Last year, the militant group pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State, around the same time that the Nigerian military began its offensive against the group.

Now, they have threatened to specifically target Christians and churches in the African nation after feeling threatened by the "Christianizing" of Nigerian society.

"Targeting Christian churches for bombing is no news to us. That's exactly what they (Boko Haram) have been doing over the years," Rev. Musa Asake, National Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria, told ICC. "My advice to Christians is that they buckle up, fasten their seatbelts and protect their churches since the government securities have been very weak in helping. Christians are being attacked by Islamic radicals in Nigeria almost on [a] daily basis."

Troy Augustine, ICC's Regional Manager, said, "We are deeply concerned for the protection of our Christian brothers and sisters in Nigeria. Christians are already regularly suffering at the hands of terrorists, and now Boko Haram has promised to vamp up their dedication to destroying Christianity in the nation. The government must step up its efforts to protect Christian citizens in particular from the hateful advances of Boko Haram as they proclaim and even publish their rising efforts against Nigerians."
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Jihadi Propaganda Video Calls On Warriors To Break The Cross

Just in case there was any doubt about the spirit behind ISIS and these Jihadists, it's indeed the spirit of antichrist. Let's take a quick look at something here because here is where I think we can get a glimpse of the system that will last 42 moths. I am not going to borrow or cut and paste. Just click on over and read this article.

Now read this.

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies;
and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name,
and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him
 to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him,
whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain
from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear.
(Rev 13:5-9)

Thus saith the scripture about the system of the false prophet.

This is why for years I have said that the system to watch is militant Islam and this talk of Jihad has a powerful antichrist spirit behind it. Moreover it's already infecting America's security apparatus. Take a look here as our taxpayer dollars are being used to support some of these groups who have committed atrocities.  Amnesty International's report can be found here.

I think what needs to be understood here by wiser, mature Christians is this. Our political establishment, at least growing sections of it, has far less aversion to radical Islam than they tell us when they want to take away our rights. We trained, armed, supported, directed various forms of Islamic Jihadism since the inception of the war in Syria. It is no wonder the region is in such a bloody mess.

No, America does not bare all or even most of it, but a significant part of it does lie right in the big chairs over at DOD, CIA, State and the White House, who knew what they were doing could easily lead to the disaster we now have and were going to do it anyway. The problem is that our foreign policy too often plays lap dog to what the Saudi's want, and they want to spread their form of Sunni Islam (Wahhabisim) to the rest of the region and then the world. More here.

Brethren in Christ, Keep your eyes on this issue as well as the Islamic 'apologetics' being issued in certain quarters in corporate Christendom -  as well as links to Islamic Radicals that Presidential candidates have. Also keep in mind the number of GOP elite who now support her candidacy.

This is not said that we should hate Muslims. Far from it. Our duty is to bear witness to Christ and to love. Let no Christian says he loves God while he hates Muslims. No, but we must be wary of the spirit behind the violent, militant Islamism that is lopping off heads all over the Middle East and Africa.



It's later than you think, but you won't see what's going on as long as you slumber in front of the flat panel TV watching sports and movies.


 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
- Mark 13:37


4 Aug


What Trump Said About Crime (WaPo)

The above link is from the establishment's major news mouthpiece, the Washington Post. The Marshall project has their own take (written before Trump's speech here.

The phrase ‘Obama’s War on Cops’ has been a favorite Republican talking point in recent months, amplified by the recent atrocities in Dallas and Baton Rouge. Proponents often cite the rise in killings of police officers between 2013 and 2014,. What’s missing from that number is the fact that 2013 was a record-low year, with the fewest killings of police in a half-century of recorded data. In fact, police killings have declined steadily since the 70s, with the two safest years for cops both occurring under Obama.

Killings of Police, 1961-2015
The FBI tracks “felonious killings” of police, in which officers are killed by injuries suffered in the line of duty, not including accidental deaths. Preliminary data for last year counted 41 such killings, a number higher only than the 27 that occurred in 2013.
“Neighborhoods have become more violent under your watch.”
 - U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn, of Colorado, addressing President Obama

We won’t know the national crime statistics for last year until the FBI releases them in the fall. Since Obama was sworn into office in 2009, rates of violent crimes reported to police have been on the decline, as part of a long downward trend that began in the early 1990s. The violent crime rate in 2014 was less than half what it was at its peak in 1991. - The Marshall Project

A closer look at the data yields typical Federal obfuscation. Go to the preliminary stats at the FBI site and all the links to the resources are gone.



From the FBI's crime statistic site - tan lighted portion are dead links.

The Marshall project does a good job of fact checking some of the hot air blown by GOP candidates on crime.

It's hard to come to terms with such scaremongering. But this is how the GOP scares up votes in many parts of America who are scared that 'they' will come into their neighborhoods and commit crime.

I see the problem as being multifaceted with race playing an important, but not all encompassing role in the problems in law enforcement. I think there are several factors that contribute to what we have today, which while not a 'crisis' in a statistical sense, has highlighted deep and systemic problems in policing that have been around for decades and is rapidly becoming a crisis in the social and political sense.  This is nothing new. How many of you remember that old song by Martin Gaye, called 'Inner City Blues'. There are a couple, of lines from that land mark song that talks about increasing crime and trigger happy policing.

"Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)", often shortened to "Inner City Blues", is a song by Marvin Gaye, released as the third and final single from and the climactic song of his 1971 landmark album, What's Going On. Written by Gaye and James Nyx Jr., the song depicts the ghettos and bleak economic situations of inner-city America, and the emotional effects these have on inhabitants. - Wikipedia

These problems have been here a long time. Frankly what I see is really nothing really new from the days when that song was sung. But there have been some changes in these respects. First off, technology has allowed these incidents to be spread about to the world instantaneously. Before, the media 'controllers' would decide when something would be aired and if America knew about it or not. now, these these can no longer be hidden. Within an hour after one of these incidents, a YouTube Video will go up to let the world know what happened. That is one very significant change that has diluted the ability of the power structure in the nation to control the narrative. Another change is that while America may be facing a policing crisis of sorts, the real crisis is one of economics. It's the lack of decent wage jobs in many Black communities that has so many Young Black Men (YBM) turning to other forms of less savory forms of revenue earning. This is not just seen in Black America, the jobs situation in White America as well is not as good as our leaders and their statistics tell us, and the rise of Donald Trump and his economic policies show is that millions of Americans are awakening to this fact.

In short, my view is that it is the economics of globalization, free trade, and phony job creation and statistical tricks to maintain a lie of a booming jobs economy that are one of the foundation stones of many of our ills. Granted, in many places in the nation, things are not bad. Some area's are seeing a boom. But in many communities, these economic  booms tend to miss them and certainly miss unskilled YBM. Youth unemployment is indeed a problem. Someone in the LA area may say that they don't see a problem, not really. To some degree they are correct. But when you go to a place like Detroit, it's a whole 'nother story.

But the lack of jobs, or at least good paying ones is not just hitting this group, Whites as well are often burdened with the lack of suitable employment. My point is this a kid who has a chance to make 15 bucks an hour doing honest work is far more likely to do right and stay on the right track. A kid who can't get a job with no prospects in sight, is going to go into survival mode and that often means for some people, crossing the line into crime.

I see the crime issue as one that politicians on both sides of the aisle wish to cynically use to get political power,  exploit and even exacerbate with the political power they get in order to keep the nation divided and scared enough to keep voting them into office. Some Elements in the GOP have no interest in solving America's crime problem. The bigger the problem, the more than can scare the suburban housewife to vote for them next time around and the more money can go to shady state and local 'security contracts' that target those 'scary dark people' who live on the other side of the tracks.

Why are we basically in the same place we were when Marvin Gaye wrote his song? Because no one wants to fix these problems. They require work and expending political capital. They require a common sense approach to these problems rather than a sound bite designed to polarize the nation, and this is one of my biggest concerns with Mr. Trump. He is listening to all the wrong people and as a result will implement all the wrong solutions and here is where the entry from a couple of days ago comes in and what I think the future is likely to resemble in the not too distant future.

Call it Holocaust II Software incorporated. What software am I referring to? Well, check it out because it's already being used more and more across the country to decide why a White guy and a Black woman with the same rap sheet can, by law, get widely disparate sentences.

I will give it that name because the basic idea for it comes from Hitlers Germany. What am I talking about? Nazi German policy 'proved' that all Jews were criminally inclined and the Police there used this 'proof' to target the Jews, imprison them (in concentration camps) and later exterminate them. Why? Because of this 'proof' and their twisted racial theories.

Yes, Nazi propaganda depicted all Jews as criminals that needed to be 'weeded out of society' was all too real. My point is not to say we are at that point yet, we are not. No, rather my point is that powerful people have been able to sell the same kinds of racial statistical lies that Hitler used against the Jews now against Blacks. Now they are doing it here in America. But here is where the careful use of propaganda comes in.

They never say this is about race, in fact very few places on line even discuss the racial aspect of this new algorithmic based sentencing, they deliberately hide the fact that race is even an issue in their algorithms. You do that when race is indeed a if not the key issue -  but you don't want to excite the target populations. Today, propaganda cannot be as blatant and as in your face as it was back in Nazi Germany and be effective. Today, propagandists hide critical data (a technique known as 'sanitization') - clean out critical truths,  lie about what the are doing and plan to do, and do as much as one can to control the 'narrative' while they can  - before people find out what they are doing to them.

No, today propaganda and societal changes are implemented with far greater skill and much more gradually than in Hitlers day.

Calling blacks more criminally inclined because jobs are scarce or non-existent for many of them is akin to calling Jews criminals in Nazi  Germany because many professions were not open to them. The society, by administrative and political means creates all the conditions necessary to increase criminal behavior in certain groups of people and then sets up special laws (or software) to make sure that the target population is removed from the general population. Call it high-tech racism.


Now, let me make this plain. I am fully cognizant of the deeper problems of criminal recidivism. It's a very real problem and simply put, many police are highly frustrated when they arrest a person and a couple of years later, they have to arrest the same guy after he did his 6 months in county jail. This is indeed a major issue, so while I don't like the way these trend in machine based sentencing is heading, I know that it is also unwise to not deal with the problem of repeat offenders, especially of violent crimes.

Trump and Crime? I don't know on one level he scares me, but Trump also has a very long pattern of supporting a number of liberal causes, so it is unclear to me just how he plans to attack America's crime problem.

He may turn out to be like Obama and just talk us half to death.
30 July




Hosea XV

We left off last time with verse 5 of Chapter 10. I did not quite get to verse six, though that was the plan (!).

It shall also be carried to Assyria, a present to King Jareb.
 Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
 Samaria is cut off; her king is as a bough on the face of the water.
(Hos 10:6-7 - LITV)

Hosea, by divine inspiration tells the Northern Kingdom a powerful word here. That their glory (vs 5) will be carried off to Assyria. The key here is that not only Israel was going to Assyria, but so were the idols in which she trusted. The implications here are that the calf idols and other idols of wood and stone that Israel had worshiped would be plucked up, and taken to Assyria as a gift to the King. There is no record of a King Jareb in any text, Hebrew or otherwise. But as mentioned before in this series on Hosea, the name has a meaning as well. I will repeat it here.
H3377
ירב
yârêb
yaw-rabe'
From H7378; he will contend; Jareb, a symbolical name for Assyria: - Jareb. Compare H3402.

It only occurs in two places, here and in Hosea 5:13. The king was probably one that is referred to as Pul, but (for you history buffs) even that is not a certainty historically speaking. I will pass on what Eaton's Dictionary says about him and leave you with this historical question to ferret out for yourselves.

Pul
(1.) An Assyrian king. It has been a question whether he was identical with Tiglath-pileser III. (q.v.), or was his predecessor. The weight of evidence is certainly in favour of their identity. Pul was the throne-name he bore in Babylonia as king of Babylon, and Tiglath-pileser the throne-name he bore as king of Assyria. He was the founder of what is called the second Assyrian empire. He consolidated and organized his conquests on a large scale. He subdued Northern Syria and Hamath, and the kings of Syria rendered him homage and paid him tribute. His ambition was to found in Western Asia a kingdom which should embrace the whole civilized world, having Nineveh as its centre. Menahem, king of Israel, gave him the enormous tribute of a thousand talents of silver, “that his hand might be with him” (2Ki_15:19; 1Ch_5:26). The fact that this tribute could be paid showed the wealthy condition of the little kingdom of Israel even in this age of disorder and misgovernment. Having reduced Syria, he turned his arms against Babylon, which he subdued. The Babylonian king was slain, and Babylon and other Chaldean cities were taken, and Pul assumed the title of “King of Sumer [i.e., Shinar] and Accad.” He was succeeded by Shalmanezer IV
. - Eatons

The key here is in the second part of verse six, that all that idol worshiping and all night sex parties under the moon lit idols of the Northern Kingdom, will bring this horrible shame on the people. Israel was listening to bad advice, and that advice will be their shame. When you take 'consultative advice' from satan and his ministers (in the form of idols, and occultists) shame is the result. The same theme can be found in prophetic and eschatological works. What happens at the two resurrections as Daniel lays out?

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,
some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament;
and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end:
many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
(Dan 12:2-4)

In the very last days, let us remember that there will be global idolatry and those who do not partake of it, will not be able to buy or sell and will be hunted down to be killed. I will digress here for just a moment because I think it meet.

As our world moves towards that final 42 month system, looking at these old prophecies may to some be a bit of an anachronism? Why talk about Hosea, when all the stuff is happening in our world, brother Mark? I understand how many of you feel about that and to tell the truth, that was pretty much how I felt when I started the work on all of these Old time prophets. I have already gone through most of them. But this much we can see. The theme's for then as they are for today and the very last hour, they are all pretty much the same. Idolatry? People say no one worships idols any more. But in our times, we do. They just take different forms the most visible of which is the gods of materialism. But there are other gods out there as well. The fact is God, wants us to trust him and no one but him, not in our idols. Idols will always lead you astray and give you that bad counsel. In the last days, there will be the counsel of the devil that gives -  submit, worship, take the mark and eat. And the counsel of the Lord that says if you do, your place in eternal torment is assured, you have God's eternal word on it. Two differing words of counsel, two different fates.

As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the water.
The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed:
the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars;
and they shall say to the mountains,

Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.
(Hos 10:7-8)

This word is directed  first towards Samaria, the main city of the North.  Her king was going to be cut off. The word for cut off is one that has a deep 'finality' to it.

H1820
דּמה
dâmâh
daw-maw'
A primitive root; to be dumb or silent; hence to fail or perish; transitively to destroy: - cease, be cut down (off), destroy, be brought to silence, be undone, X utterly.

The metaphor that Hosea uses 'foam upon the water' eludes me. Barnes thinks this may be like Straw, others see it like bubbles that pop one after another in rapid succession. Here is What Clarke says.

As lightly as a puff of wind blows off the foam that is formed below by a fall of water, so shall the kings of Israel be cut off. We have already seen that not less than four of them died by assassination in a very short time. [Clarke's Notes from Hosea 7:7 follow]  There was a pitiful slaughter among the idolatrous kings of Israel; four of them had fallen in the time of this prophet. Zechariah was slain by Shallum; Shallum, by Menahem; Pekahiah, by Pekah; and Pekah, by Hoshea, 2 Kings 15. All were idolaters, and all came to an untimely death.  - Adam Clarke

Verse eight goes back to the high places of Aven (Bethaven) and how they would also be destroyed. That one day, the fields would be untended and the weeds would cover these altars The last part of the verse is rather interesting. Note that is the weeds - the thorns and thistle's who utter  'cover us and fall on us'.

Yet our Lord (Luke 23:30) and also in the book of Revelation makes the same reference to the same thing. In all three instances we see this phrase used during a time of distress and tribulation. Here is the passage in Revelation.

And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us,
and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
(Rev 6:16-17)

What is the key here?  Think about it like this. There is a great harvest in the last days. One group, the wheat go into the Lord's barn, the other group the weeds (tares), get sifted out and burned. We all should know the passage, it's one of the longest parables in the NT, forty verses long (Matt 13:3-13:43). So while Hosea was taking about tangible things, real weeds, his words had deep and very important prophetic implications. The real weeds of his time, are going to be just like the spiritual weeds of the last days, they will be asking the mountains and rocks to fall on them, to hide them from what they know is coming towards them. They would rather die in an avalanche than face the living God. Why? Just like the weeds of Hosea's time, they hung around idols and idolatrous worship too long.


Hosea XVI

O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood:
the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.
It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the people shall be gathered against them,
when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.

(Hos 10:9-10)
Verse 9 begins with God's word against Israel and it's sin at Gibeah. Which of course is a reference to at least the afore mentioned incident with the concubine, but also is probably a reference to the place where Saul dwelt when Israel demanded of the Lord a King (1 Sam 10:26). Israel stood and still persisted in its sins from yesteryear. This is the real crime, that they really did not repent. This is one of the main problems when God is most forbearing to sinners. People look upon it as weakness or God's indifference to evil. As we go back to Judges chapter 20 we see how Benjamin compounded the sin.

And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is done among you? Now therefore deliver us the men, the children of Belial, which are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death, and put away evil from Israel. But the children of Benjamin would not hearken to the voice of their brethren the children of Israel: But the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together out of the cities unto Gibeah, to go out to battle against the children of Israel.
(Jdg 20:12-14)

The  battle did not go well with the Israelites and why they eventually had a kind of victory, they could not catch them. The whole incident is covered in Judges Chapter 20 onwards.

Hosea brings this sin to light showing that they really had not paid for it. The passage seems to indicate that while that sin (the consequences for it) did not overtake them then, it will now in a far worse fashion. Benjamin did finally survive the battle, but now all of Israel was infected with sin and evil. This time, the battle would overtake them, for the Lord remembered their iniquity. God then lays out his desire. He remembers their sins and now he was going to chastise them. God was going to raise up armies against them. The last part of Verse ten is a bit obscure and commentators do not agree exactly how the phrase should be rendered. The two furroughs clearly is a farming analogy. Some think the image is one of two oxen that pull a plough side by side. Others see an analogy of the sins that Israel committed and were bound in their sin like Oxen. Barnes take goes like this. I post it because it gives us both the linguistic and spiritual sense of the passage.

When they shall bind themselves in their two furrows - They “bind themselves” and Satan “binds them” to their sin. In harmony and unity in nothing else, they will bind themselves, and plow like two oxen together, adding furrow to furrow, joining on line to line of sin. They who had thrown off the light and easy yoke of God, who were ever like a restive, untamed, heifer, starting aside from the yoke, would “bind” and band themselves steadily in their own ways of sin, cultivating sin, and in that sin should destruction overtake them. People who are unsteady and uneven in everything besides, will be steadfast in preening sin; they who will submit to no constraint, human or divine, will, in their slavery to their passions, submit to anything. No slavery is so heavy as that which is selfimposed.

This translation has followed an old Jewish tradition, expressed by the vowels of the text, and old Jewish authorities. With other vowels, it may be rendered, literally, “in their binding to their two transgressions,” which gives the same sense, “because they bound themselves to their two transgressions,” or, passively, “when they are bound, on account of their two transgressions.” The “two transgressions,” may designate the two calves, “the sin of Israel,” or the twofold guilt of fornication, spiritual, and in the body; the breach of both tables of God’s law; or as Jeremiah says, “My people hath committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, which can hold no water” Jer_2:13
. - Albert Barnes
The Hebrew names version of the Bible translates the passage like this.

When it is my desire, I will chastise them; and the nations will be gathered against them,
when they are bound to their two transgressions.
(Hos 10:10)

The Literal Translation says this.

When I desire, I shall bind them; and the peoples shall be gathered against them,
when they bind themselves to their two perversities.
(Hos 10:10)

The following verse though may give us a little more insight into what is meant.

And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn;
but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride;
Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
(Hos 10:11)
The imagery here is farming again. Back in those days, Corn was threshed by an ox tied to a post when a great stone wheel and the ox would go round and round. This verse seems to show how God looked upon Israel and when she was doing the work of God. This appears to be a similitude of the yoke of the Lord where all had their part to play in creating a harvest. Is this not what our Lord alluded to?

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

(Mat 11:28-30)

Rather than the previous verses, this one seems to be an exhortation that Israel give herself over to Godly service, as verse 12 clearly makes plain.

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground:
for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies:
because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.

(Hos 10:12-13)

The Lord here now describes the ground that he wants them all to walk in, the ground of righteousness. God here exhorts his people to seek God. This is a key theme in the New Testament, sowing and reaping (2Cor 9:6, Gal 6:7-9). This is what the Lord here is describing. Farming for God, rather than for evil. The crop they were growing caused them to eat not mercy, but lies.

Here we also find the prophetic imagery of rain.  The idea is that if the people did their part in the work of godly farming, God would do his and provide rain in its season. The last part of verse thirteen I think is so telling of our world and particularly our nation today.

America and even Modern Israel today no longer trusts the Lord, they now accept a pantheon of gods and goddesses philosophy's. Our President made it plain in simple English, America is not a Christian nation. America has trusted in 'her way', not the way of the Lord. America's way more and more is nothing more than the ways of Mammon and any truly God fearing Christian can see it. America as well no longer trusts in the arm of the Lord, but in her 'mighty men', which is a prophetic similitude for her military. America, like Israel in those days trusts in her pantheon of gods, particularly the religion of Freemasonry. She trusts in her stealth fighters and carrier groups; nuclear weapons and Special Operations teams. She does not trust in the Lord.

Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled,
as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces
upon her children. So shall Bethel do unto you because of your great wickedness:
in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.
(Hos 10:14-15)


This passage shows the fruit of trusting in one's own ways rather than those of the Lord. Because this is a direct cause and effect passage. God is letting them know that this is the result of it, there would be a tumult among the people. The word for tumult is this one

H7588
שׁאון
shâ'ôn
shaw-one'
From H7582; uproar (as of rushing); by implication destruction: -  X horrible, noise, pomp, rushing, tumult (X -uous).

They trusted in their military, but it would not do them any good. All of their fortifications would be crushed by an invading army that God himself was sending to judge Israel for her sins. The prophet then goes on to describe the destruction in ways they understood for their times,  'as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle'. The reference here to Shalman is almost certainly to Shalmaneser, King of Assyria. This is merely an abbreviation. The disaster described here by Hosea is not mentioned anywhere in scripture. The name Betharbel is from the Hebrew word.

H1009
בּית ארבּאל
bêyth 'arbê'l
bayth ar-bale'
From H1004 and H695 and H410; house of God's ambush; Beth Arbel, a place in Palestine: - Beth-Arbel.

The above reference H695 is this word.

H695
ארב
'ereb
eh'-reb
From H693; ambuscade: - den, lie in wait.

You can read more about the word here.

The incident seems to imagine some kind of inhuman cruelty that was probably well known in Hosea's time but is no longer. The last verse lays the blame on all of this evil that shall come to pass on them on their idols at Bethel. Bethel is where Jeroboam set up his golden calf's, in direct opposition to the religious worship of the Judah, the southern kingdom. He wanted to ensure the loyalty of the people remained with him and his northern kingdom and  thus set up a new religious system. It was one founded in wickedness. The kings of Israel had led the people of the North astray and as such, would be as the prophet says, 'be utterly cut off'.

We will get to Hosea Chapter 11, hopefully next week!


Persecution Magazine

The ICC again gives us it's excellent Persecution Magazine. The Link to the magazine is obscured, but the newsletter, while copyright is allowed to be distributed by others.

This is usually a really excellent way to find out how our brothers and sisters are faring throughout the world.

You can sign up to get their news letter by visiting their site. They will send you a hard copy as well if you assist in their work. This looks at Christians in Pakistan, a good look at the victims of violence in Nigeria, the fate of Christians in China, North Korea Iraq and other places as well.


Source ICC

Christians In Egypt Under Attack

Another report on the state of Christians in Egypt after homes were broken into and burned.

Priest Killed In France: Accused Were Teens Allied With ISIS

Apparently one attacker was known by authorities as having links to Militants, wore a tracking bracelet and still carried out the attack.

Refugee Jihad Spreads In Germany

Merkel can spin this disaster of terrorism in Europe any way she wants, she bears a large part of the responsibility for it with her poorly conceptualized and executed 'free for all' asylum policies.
Pope Francis as well bears considerable blame for this as he was calling for those very same policies. Islamic proselytizing seems more important to each than the security of their citizens.

Yes, that was indeed one of the goals KEY goals of those who were behind it and pushing each to implement this foolish, destructive policy they painted with a humanitarian face.

There are some very good links in the above story so check it out.

The bigger picture is this - This is all about the spreading of the religious system of the false prophet and the last days system. There is a trend in place now and as I put in to my last prophetic update, the elite are having their biggest successes, not in supranationalism and economics, but in the realm of religion and spirituality. But that is not the only place.

Again, let it not be said that I think that those people should not have been helped. They should have been and in far more effective ways than we are seeing now. But the risks they were warned and warned and I also did here at ths site long before the first boat came ashore about are now happening just about as planned.

Yes, the rapes and terror were well planned and organized not by ISIS but by those men with great power who created, arm and direct them.

You could laugh and mock if i did not tell my readers this was coming long before it did.

I did warn and people mocked. 

These men have a plan and the people of this earth are falling for it hook line and sinker.

Many, years ago I told my readers of these things and the connections and where things are heading, why and who is behind it.

Yet even to this day so many people, Christians in particular are blind to where this will lead.

Now let me say this before my Islamic and Satanic enemies who have top jobs in the Intelligence community try and latch on and twist want I am saying here to start some new crap against me.

I believe that every person has right to believe as he or she wishes. I don't believe that anyone including the state should coerce religion in any form on any individual or group. People should be allowed to make their own choices...

...and be rewarded or suffer for them on the day of Judgment accordingly.

Free will is God's gift to all of us as with the responsibility of those choices. No one has the right to take it away.


Thousands Of Bangleshshi Muslims Embrace Christ

This despite the death penalty for 'apostasy'.

Let us thank God for this harvest and let us also keep in mind why so many from other parts of the world are turning to Christ and so many, when they come to America forsake Christianity. Materialism and our 'give me more, the latest and the biggest' culture is one big reason.

We have a very enticing god here in America that slowly pulls the faithful away.

It's called Mammon.

The False Choice: Fight ISIS Or Russia And China?

A look at the debate in the US army.

Baton Rougue Shooting: Healing Wounds With Love

A basic, yet inspiring message taking a good look at the past and where we are at today.

North Korea Bans Goods Bearing Christian Crosses

This is the worst place in earth to be a Christian.

Massive Increase In Persecution In India

Converts are treated particularly badly.

Russian Foreign Ministry: Christians Subjected To Severe Persecution

Lavrov himself highlights this important issue.

China's ISIS Problem

Yes, many Muslim Chinese are joining ISIS. Time Magazine also has a piece here.

Islam, Investors, Property, And The Firing Of A Christian Teacher

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Sudan last month showed up at a Christian school, handed over a letter of dismissal of the headmistress and physically removed her, installing another teacher in her office, sources said.

Civilians supporting Muslim investors’ desire to take over the church property on which the Bahri Evangelical School stands in North Khartoum accompanied police who came to the site on June 2 and gave school leaders the letter of dismissal of headmistress Gisma Saeed. They then broke her office doors and replaced her with a teacher of their own, sources said.

Police also detained and released Saeed that day. - Morning Star News

LA: 10,000 Homes Evacuated In Massive Fire



Lifeline To A Drowning World

Brothers, some days it's a chore to look at what is happening to our world. I see so much evil and trouble and there are days when I just have to shake my head at the evils and troubles that befall it.

Why are murder rates in Brazil so high? Why is Venezuela imploding? Why are mad Generals trying to start a nuclear war? Why are so many young lives being butchered in the western world with a powerful political protection racket to ensure it continues? Why has the spirit of murder descended on America?

There are many reasons we will hear. Globalization, the crisis of 2008, overpopulation, corruption, lack of resources, economic inequality, the list goes on. The reality is that our world is sinking. It's sinking into a morass of sin, selfishness and evil.

'I Want My Cake Sin And Eat It Too!'

This is the real problem in our world today. People have forgotten God and see the immediate 'rewards' of sin and throw all caution, conscience and morality to the wind in order to get those 'rewards'. In truth, serving God can often entail some sacrifice, mostly just the loss of those sinful pleasures that don't bring happiness or joy to begin with. The writer of the book of Hebrews lays out how the saints of old had to deal with many of the same problems we face today.

Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God,
than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
 (Hebrews 11:25 [KJVA])


Men today, are much more easily enticed into sin for just a few trinkets. A shiney car, a nice cardboard and plastic 'mansion' in the suburbs, a gorgeous, 'plastic' wife with a credit card reader where her heart should be. More and more, these are the kinds of things that men are giving up their souls to obtain and it shows up in our daily headlines. Brothers and sisters, those of you who have come to know Christ in a real and intimate way, I ask you all to consider these things in light of what our Lord told us about these days we now live in. Treachery, treason, lies, hate, murder, perversions - these are more and more part of daily human behavior and with the so many people now here on earth, so has the crescendo of sin grown.

 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
  For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
(II Timothy 3:1-7 [KJVA])


The real problem is that the entity that calls itself a church is more and more part of the basic problem here. But only one facet of it. But an important one. What do I mean?

The Church should be leading people to the lifeline that God has provided to our world. That lifeline is Jesus Christ, whose death and resurrection paid the terrible penalty for our day in and day out wickedness. But the Church more and more is not a lifeline to a drowning man, it's an anvil, tied to his ankles while he flails in water 30 feet deep, spiritually speaking. More and more, sin and evil are being approved of by wicked Church leadership whose sole job is to deceive the Church into the arms of the world system and use its power, administrative, 'moral authority' and financial power, to serve the rising beast system. I can think of many top religious leaders who are doing this, knowing full well whom they are really serving... and doing it anyway.

Brothers, I know this - God is still reaching out to mankind. He still very much wants to save souls, but we as men, as sons of Adam, must come to him on his, not our terms and this is where so many religious leaders miss the boat. They think they can alter the terms for genuine fellowship and salvation in order to fill their pews, but the truth is the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only genuine eternal gospel.


And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven,
having the everlasting gospel
 to preach unto them that dwell on the earth,
and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
  Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him;
for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth,
and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
(Revelation of John 14:6-7 [KJVA])

Brothers, if our world is slowly disintegrating, and social unrest is being seen more and more in our world and yes, even the idea of the possibility of complete societal collapse is no longer so far fetched, it is because of our nations and our world love of sin and are working pretty hard in its shift towards evil. One really good look at Venezuela shows is that these things really can happen and when they do, all hell breaks loose. Crime, thefts, murders skyrocket as police become ineffective, or worse, part of the crime problem.

Why? Brothers. Man is a broken species. We are in many ways spiritual cripples, trying to find out personal 'Nirvana' without looking to God and doing those things it takes to heal our crippled minds and souls.

We don't see ourselves as being crippled in this fashion. Why not? Because everyone around us is also crippled in like fashion.

Brothers and sisters. God is still reaching out to man, but as we see in the above verses there are two themes in it we all need to be aware of.

1. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the eternal gospel.
2. There will come a time when God will judge the earth for its wickedness.

God's word is sure and in this age of Grace, we as Christians must be certain that others know that God is really calling out to men who will seek him, honor him and serve him in spirit and in truth.

 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say,
Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will,
let him take the water of life freely. 
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of
the prophecy of this book,
If any man shall add unto these things,
God shall add unto him the plagues that are
written in this book:
(Revelation of John 22:17-18 [KJVA])


Yes, dear readers, lost and saved. God's grace is still out there. That lifeline is still dangling in the water for us to grab hold of. But WE must grab hold of it. He will never force himself on us. To serve him is a decision we must make, and be firm in that decision, knowing full well the cost.

 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first,
 and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
  Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it,
all that behold it begin to mock him,
  Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
  Or what king, going to make war against another king,
sitteth not down first, 
and consulteth whether he be able with
ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage,

 and desireth conditions of peace. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that
 forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

(Luke 14:28-33 [KJVA])

Following Christ is not easy, but it is not all that hard, though there are times when it is. Persecution is promised to all who follow Christ. You can no more be a Christian and not suffer persecution, than you can fall into a lake and not get wet. One goes with the other.

But God's gift itself is freely given, to any who genuinely desire it. There is one way and one way ONLY to the living and true God. Let no Pope, televangelist, internet site or preacher tell you anything else. There is no other way to God but through the atoning work of Jesus Christ

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
 no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
 (John 14:6 [KJVA])

Dear readers, God loves mankind. Yes, truly. He is not up there just waiting to bring trouble to us, he wants us to come to him so that he can solve so many of the troubles our own bad behavior and our enemies have made for us. God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son. And God who gave so much for us, must love us very, very much!


He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all,
how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
(Romans 8:32)


Let no man tell you that God's love for us is not very real.

But God is not going to force himself on anyone. Love is a choice and we must return that love by making a choice. The Choice to heed God and obey him.

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them,
 he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father,
and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 
(John 14:21, KJV)


Amen, even so come lord Jesus!!


Contracts, The CIA And How To Torture Your Way To An Easy Retirement

Provided with no comment. The link was posted here in entry on the 15th but upon a re-look could not be found in the piece. I repost the link here.


19 July


Painful Times

The shooting in Baton Rouge should cause is all to really take some time to pause and consider. This is such a tragedy, men who are sworn to protect the public being shot dead for no other reason than that they wear a uniform. This is so very, very sad.

Are we on the verge of major race related violence? Frankly I think it quite possible. Black Americans, like myself are tired of the way our criminal justice system treats us. I don't like to see Black men shot dead for driving around with a busted tail light. This kind of thing has happened all to often and almost just as often, the cop, who life was never threatened, gets off scot-free.

Many Black Americans, frankly are not going to put up with that any more. Mind you, what this random shooter did was as criminal as it was evil; killing innocent people. But a people who are enraged, often to things that are violent and ill considered, as with this shooting and the one in Dallas.

There are some very angry Black Americans out there and I think America needs to understand why so many are so angry.

I would call on the President and city leaders particularly Mayors and County officials as well as those in the State Houses to begin to look at a responsible, fair and even handed way to make sure that Police who use their badge to murder are held fully accountable.

1. I would lean on major cities to get rid of the grand jury system for fatal police shootings, or get them to put a panel of citizens in place to decide whether it is a Grand jury or a trial is in order. This would be hard. These are State and local issues. Still a President has many, many political and legal tools at his disposal to pressure and 'convince' cities and States to change their policies. Withholding of key federal funding on 'civil rights' grounds is one of them. Blacklisting key donors to racist politico's from federal contracts is another, sending in armies of EPA, IRS and other federal agencies to investigate corrupt and racist racketeers and their funders is another. - there are ways to make racist city councils, judges, county executives 'bleed from a thousand cuts' to get them to change their policies. He just has to decide that it is worth expending political capital to do it, and nearly eight years later, he clearly shown is he has no such desire. I think getting rid of grand juries in fatal police shootings would be a really big step in the right direction. Too often these juries are nothing more than a shield for murder.

2. I would look carefully at changing federal administrative and legal procedures to make any organized racial assault by law reinforcement as a major national security issue. He could do it.... if the victims were gay or transgender, you know darn well he would do it!!! He has grounds - America is on the verge of a major cycle of racially charged civil unrest and we need leadership with some guts and a vision.

I am sorry but 7.5 years of Obama have shown he does not posses these qualities in any significant quantity unless you write him a big fat check.

This will go a long way in assuaging the rage that is out there that only grows with each new outrage committed against Black America


More importantly, I think we need to remember that most cops are good cops. They are not out to kill anyone. They are hired to protect people and most do their best to do just that. So I don't think demonization of police is in order. Not in the least

The afore mentioned state and local officials need to understand this - Their job is to protect the rights of all Americans, not just protect the Police. The immediate 'knee jerk' response to praise and exonerate bad policing needs to be done away with. Yes, they are Public servants that need to be respected. But they also draw pay directly from the taxpayer and need to be held accountable by the same.

Brothers, lets be careful about who we listen to in times like this. Racist Americans (and certain portions of the major media conglomerates) will always find some Uncle Tom's to lambaste and denigrate those who have been victimized and give them considerable airtime. Others will use the anger of those who have been wronged to stir up trouble here in America and add fuel to the fires of anger burning in Black America in the hopes of destabilizing the country. The propaganda will be intense and most wont recognize it for what it is. One thing the propagandists will always do - they will work on you EMOTIONS, not your rationality. The narrative today seems to be to demonize Black Lives Matter and not a cop who shots an unarmed Black man.... and how dare Blacks protest it.

If it's coming on CNN, Fox, MSNBC etc, it's propaganda. But those are hardly the only place it exists.

Do your best to tone down your emotions, turn on your brain, listen carefully to what some are saying and more importantly what they are not saying and you can often gauge who is lying for whom. The problems here frankly go far beyond just a few shootings - there is a social explosion about ready to boil over and the Brothers are merely the 'canary in a coalmine' and if you think the Brothers are the only ones angry, go and look at the GOP convention and you can see that Trump has risen largely because of White anger and frustration.

Brothers and sisters, we must not let our baser emotions get the better of us. Street violence is not and never has been a solution to anything.

I ask that you all lift up all of these people, the fallen officers, their families as well as all of the victims and the families of these unwarranted police killings of unarmed Americans.

And if a house be divided against itself,
that house cannot stand.
 (Mark 3:25 [KJVA])

15 July

Putin, Kerry Meet To Salvage Syrian Peace Talks

The talks which are stalled need the deeper cooperation of both of these powers. Putin has consistently asked for this cooperation, but the US has resisted for reasons I have noted before.

But there appears to be a change in the wind. Slowly some US officials are doing a re-think. But the DOD and the CIA are against it, pushing for the very same 'regime change; that has drowned the region in blood and refugee's.

What will become of all of this is not clear. I think there is a high level of frustration on the parts of key leaders in the administration that the plans that these 'know it alls' in the intelligence community never seem to work out they way they say it is supposed to. Second, the President is in full legacy mode. He does not want to be remembered as 'the refugee maker'.

Second, the DOD and CIA are too often behave like children. To them this is a 'game' where one side wins and another loses. How can they possibly think that ISIS is not the threat after the evil they have done? Yet they are so filled with hatred for Assad that they will let terrorists run loose to allow ISIS continue their devilry and create even more refugees. Better the whole region be drenched in more blood than admit defeat to a policy that should never have been implemented in the first place. These policies having had its origin, not in America, but in Saudi Arabia where the CIA director reportedly converted to Islam.

Is the CIA director a Saudi mole?

I don't think I am the only person who has asked that question.

In fact, I know I am not and in far more important places than out here in the Blogosphere.

I don't know, but if you want to know why I was so heavily targeted by the CIA, I think Mr Brennan was one (but not the only) of the key reasons why, for reasons I cannot reveal. I am a Christian and a Black American man and these two are 'enemy number one' in key sectors of the US 'security apparatus'. They don't like no nigga's and they don't like no Christians. I may not have a lot of traffic, but this site is, in more ways than one, quite influential because of the high level and influential people who come by here regularly. That is why they spent so much time and money targeting me.

I hate to be so raw about it, but there it is  - a deep racist hate, in all its hateful reality out there. They just don't like no Black folk. Now they will hire, work with and use an African... one who has no connection to the people and problems in Black America and will not use their position to help other Black Americans, if only to deflect charges of racism. In short, these are your true Anti-Americans they sit in or next to the 'big chairs' in your top secret government agencies and find a way... a LEGAL way,  to keep the brothers down... especially the smart ones who will help other Black Americans get a foot in the door. 

Yes, certain people in the agency use their covert power to target law abiding Americans who are guilty of nothing more than being Black or following after Christ, or reporting on corporate crime, or being an activist against an oil Pipeline or protecting the rights of children, or....

You know, Black Americans often wonder where our real men, our real Black leaders are. The MLK's of today. Where are they? I will tell you. Once the CIA or the FBI see's the potential for such a man to arise, they take him down, quietly, covertly and often permanently.

It must be covert so that Black Americans never figure out who was behind it or that it even occurred.

Don't like someone? Set 'em to go to jail!! No one will know who is behind it when it's all said and done. That is too often what the CIA has been up, by driving their legal truck through existing US intelligence laws.

Who is really running our policy in the region and whose interests does it really serve? Not America's, not the people of Syria who have consistently voted for Assad. Not the 13 million refugee's that our reprobate and wicked policies have created. Not the headless corpses in the desert.

What is America's biggest problem? The real deal? America thinks she knows what's best for everyone else. They think that their 'truth' is the only 'truth' when often their truth is nothing but a tissue of lies anyone with a brain can see though. Too often they rant against other people's so called 'propaganda', while their own is worse and far more deadly to the innocent if believed. It is the stink of our arrogance, violently enforced that has so much of the world up in arms against us, and creating so many refugee's. Somewhere along the way, we have become so arrogant and violent, so pig-headed that we cannot admit we were wrong and make a U-Turn. This is in essence the problem that we have over at DOD and CIA. They f-cked up...royally...  and can't admit it.

The President is right to make a break with these 'know it alls'  in the DOD and the CIA who in reality know nothing except how to take life, remove peace and bring in chaos and make their contractor buddies rich in the process.

I ask you all that you pray that some good can come out of these talks and that we get rid of the rot out of the US intelligence community and the DOD and begin to use our policies to better America and bring peace rather than enrich the keepers of the City of Mecca.

Changes In Russia

But Putin is turning back the clock on digital rights. These new internet and anti-terror regulations have a lot of Russians up in arms. It lays out some heavy liabilities for citizens and for ISP's also extra burdens.

Popular daily decries new Russian anti-terror bills
Marina Ozerova, Putin has signed the 'Yarovaya package,' Supplementing it with special instructions. The demands on service providers and Internet companies within the timeframe indicated by the laws would appear impracticable - Moskovsky Komsomolets
 

Snowden has also come forward and condemned the move, calling it a massive tax on the internet and calling it 'big brother'. Yes, Putin needs security measures, given the current European security environment, I will grant him that. But he needs some real checks and balances in his system to ensure that the rights of ordinary Russians are not violated by overzealous or corrupted security people... and he has a problem inside his services and I am pretty sure he knows it.

But Putin is also looking into other parts of the Russian economy. Russia needs money and one place he is  starting to look is the underground economy.  This Bloomberg piece talks a bit about a phenomenon that is not at all uncommon in many parts of the world, including the US. The part of the economy where people don't pay taxes. The Shade Tree mechanics and the 'cash only' plumber. The size of this economy is said to be very large, nearly 25% of GDP and about half of all Russians are part of it. Russia does need money - It's budget deficit is expected to exceed the IMF's forcast. The IMF has an interesting Russia forecast here.


How bad does he need the money? Pretty badly. Putin, never one to hide uncomfortable truths from his people was blunt about the reason why he had to sell of certain State enterprises, He needs the money. Putin is not a big one on privatization, especially to non-Russian enterprises. But facts are facts, he needs the cash. Why? It's not hard to figure, the collapse of oil prices through American price manipulation (no, I am not guessing here) is the reason. But even now, some are asking if higher prices will really be a boon to Russia's economy.

But Russia and the US have their problems and this too is weighing on the Russian economy. NATO is trying to conjure up threats and tripwires to start a war with Russia that one one can possibly win. But Russia has laid down the gauntlet. There will be a war if NATO encroaches on Russia and one thing you can be sure of. Vladimir Putin does not bluff when it comes to Russian security.

Putin is also trying to populate its far East with ethnic Russians. Russia is doing what America did back in the 1800's with the Homestead act. He is encouraging Russians to 'pioneer' out East. Putin's concern is that the lack of Native Russians will cause China to begin to settle the area, leaving him with a significant security problem if an when relations between China and Russia sour.

Prophetic Update

(Note: This is an update I wrote many weeks ago for insiders)

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars;
and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:
for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
(Luk 21:25-26)


What time is it brothers? It's late. Very late. My goodness one look at that freakish festival they had in Switzerland should tell any of us that! There are many very interesting and troubling trends in our world today and in many ways, the western globalists are in a quandary about where to make their next move. There is a mess out there and they, the globalists know that their policies are very much to blame for much of it. Now they are in many ways stuck between a rock and a hard place. They don't know which way to turn. With Deutche Bank in trouble, turmoil in Europe over immigration, the looming possibility of a Brexit the growing prospect of a war with Russia, the world has got it's problems. What are the solutions the rich and powerful have up their sleeve? I don't think they really have one, at least not one that can forestall significant problems and perhaps a medium to high degree of social chaos. Can they come up with a solution? I think there are considerable and sharp differences in opinion as to where the power players in the west want to take the world for the rest of the first half of this century. The disastrous economic policy to the 'solution' to the crisis of 2008 is turning out to be worse than the disease.. This most interesting rant from Germany's largest and most important Bank DB lays out at least one of the major problems the power players are facing. Listen, they don't have a solution, despite their confident looks after their meetings. They have taken enormous risks with things like zero interest rate policy and even negative interest rate policy. Now they don't know what to do. Raise rates and watch any growth come crashing down? They are in a serious conundrum.

I start here with a snapshot of some of the economic problems our world is facing for a reason. Today's world, its systems of governance all revolve more and more around an increasingly centralized and morally ambiguous economic system. Just like the Bible strongly implied for the last days, these are the ties that will bind the last days system. The money and payment system. It is incumbent on the faithful, who are watching to consider these issues as the rich, powerful and satanic, move to put the final touches on the Global system of governance.

We are blessed in that we have been given the wisdom needed to understand the times and the seasons and know the clues and signs that the Holy Spirit left for us to watch for so that we may understand what awaits us. This is an enormous blessing. This is the idea that Christ wanted to make clear when he was speaking to the people in parables, the same applies to the prophecies he and his apostles gave us for these very last days.

For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have
desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them;
and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
(Mat 13:17)

I also think at times we Christians can be a little too hard on the lost when they don't see, believe or understand Bible prophecy. For the most part, it has not been given for them to see. Moreover the devil is very busy using his deceiving spirits to lie to and misdirect the world into his arms.  We true believers in Christ, who have truly been born again and have gone that second mile with Christ I think, give the world far too much credit in these matters. They don't understand because they can't understand.

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the
mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath,
to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not,
 from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables:
because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
(Mat 13:11-13)


Yes, the parables, signs and prophecies that are given to the saints are for the most part beyond the understanding of those who do not know him. We think the world understands these things. They don't and what little understanding they might possess comes from Hollywood movies and those in the American pulpit that has more than it's share of Freemasons and apostates speaking from it. So lets look at some of the trends today that we may understand where our world is going and who is taking it there.


The Elites Meet

The elites meet often. They meet in secret and usually there is a massive show of force in their security. These elitists... they love the drama of being in the 'power crowd'. They put in place these security procedures so that the rich and powerful can plot where they want to take the world and for the most part, not tell anyone but the rich and the privileged about those plans. Let us not forget that this, the Bilderberg is really a post WWII Nazi project. There is a incontrovertible paper trail from the creation of both the Bilderberg Group and the EU right back to the Third Reich. I have talked about this a great deal and I won't reiterate it here. I have posted a lot of material here on Watson's Web about them. There are hundreds of sites and quite a few that are pretty much dedicated to giving you these links. The key to understand is this, these men are powerful, they have a plan and they are almost all exclusively White (Aryan). Blacks for the most part are carefully dis-invited. They may have had some in the past,  but I have never seen one meet there and I watch them pretty carefully for a a long time.

We hear much about the rise of fascism. Well these days if you want to know one of the main taproots of it, this is it -  Fascism is the perfect marriage of Corporations (global corporations) and governments. They know that as long as they possess the power of production and wealth creation, governments will do as they are told, and not vice versa. The creation of the EU was their crowing achievement. Now it is under threat by possibility of a British exit from the EU. This signals, if it happens, a major, major failure of the Nazi plan for Europe. These men want Europe under the control of these large conglomerates, managed by German power and its central banking powerhouses, making the old dream of Hitler a reality -  not with military conquest, but with economic conquest. The Brits however are now less ready to go along  and always have been. Just like in WWII the rest of Europe fell the the Nazi's. With the UK, then and now, the story is somewhat different. This is pretty much the same spirit brothers, the same demons that empowered Hitler are behind the thrust of these men and their vision. Despite denials and protestations to the contrary. The only positive is that for the most part, they don't want to show the world the racism that Hitler did. Whatever racism they have (and some do have it) it is carefully hidden.

But they are facing significant problems. Their economic model of Neoliberalism is in trouble, as I talked about last week. They don't know what to do. Then there is the immigrant attack. Many on the Bilderberg panel probably welcomed and even helped facilitate this mass influx of people in the hopes more right leaning and fascistic governments would eventually come to power. Others are not so sure about it, correctly seeing a deliberate destabilization effort launched by certain Sunni led governments against Europe. I think these are the kinds of issues that these men will be talking about and at this very high political and economic level. Also, they will probably be looking at ways, both legal and illegal to ensure that a Brexit does not happen or can be challenged legally in one of the international courts they can control to ensure that the iron grip of the new Reich remains firm on Britain. Just who are these guys and just how important are they? People like infographics these days, so here is one from 2012 that may be of use to you. {FYI this was written a few weeks before the Brexit Vote}

This is about control, the control of economic, banking power to be followed by political power by this group of men.  These men love secrecy and the list of participants the site that had it is now strangely unreachable.

How can they continue to maintain control over a Europe where more and more people are questioning its usefulness to their respective nations and their own lives? This in my view the question that will be an important one for the Bilderbergs. Dealing with the restless population they have led into their economic trap that is become more and more uneasy about the direction Europe is heading.

What do these men have planned? Are they going to deliberately crash the global economy and try and remake it into something they can better manage? Will the continue the drift of Europe away from Christianity and towards masonic occultism and Islam? I don't know, but I will be watching what comes out of this meet.

For now, the world's economic system is still pretty much in control of these men in the west. The world is shifting to be sure, but it seems to me that it is in their interest to keep that shift from moving too fast and too far towards the east.

I think if there is anything good that can come out of this is that many in Europe are not wild about this new tension with Russia and the taunting the west is doing. War can be good for business, but it can also be bad for business. European leaders are losing a lot of money with these Russian sanctions. Perhaps these money men can put the brakes on the mad dash towards military confrontation that NATO has embarked upon.

But I think the real issues that we should understand that are not on the agenda are the growing technological innovations that we are all seeing that more and more can track and locate people with the flick of a switch by the rich and powerful. FYI, Eric Schmidt, the Google head and the master people tracker in the world has been seen at these meetings.Clearly Beast Tech Inc, is behind their plan. FYI.  I don't think Schmidt's Germanic last name and his attendance here is totally a coincidence.

Subverting Christianity

Nazi Symbol of 'Positive Christianity'

But what does this mean for Christians? Well, I think we need first to understand that these are godless men for the most part and that should tell us much. Many of them have long viewed Christianity as their enemy. They don't like Christianity and they are one of the meany reasons it has lost favor in many places in Europe. Remember it was Hitler's Germany who started a literal war on the Churches in Germany. The intent was to de-Christianize the continent. The plan was to only allow those Churches who supported Nazi Ideology to remain in existence Those that did not, were targeted.

This was a major undertaking in Hitlers Germany. To the left you will see the symbol of the new Christianity that was to become the Official state sanctioned Christianity in Nazi Germany. It was called Positive Christianity.

Positive Christianity (German: Positives Christentum) was a movement within Nazi Germany which mixed ideas of racial purity and Nazi ideologywith elements of Christianity. Hitler used the term in Article 24[1] of the 1920 Nazi Party Platform, stating: "the Party represents the standpoint of Positive Christianity". Non-denominational, the term could be variously interpreted. Positive Christianity allayed fears among Germany's Christian majority as expressed through their hostility towards the established churches of large sections of the Nazi movement.[2] In 1937, Hans Kerrl, the Nazi Minister for Church Affairs, explained "Positive Christianity" as not "dependent upon the Apostle's Creed", nor in "faith in Christ as the son ofGod", upon which Christianity relied, but rather, as being represented by the Nazi Party: "The Fuehrer is the herald of a new revelation", he said.[3]To accord with Nazi antisemitism, Positive Christianity advocates also sought to deny the Semitic origins of Christ and the Bible. In such elements Positive Christianity separated itself from Christianity and is considered apostasy by Catholics and Protestants.

Hitler was supportive of Christianity in public, yet hostile to it in private. Hitler identified as a Christian in an April 12, 1922 speech.[4] Hitler also identified as a Christian in Mein Kampf. However, historians, including Ian Kershaw and Laurence Rees, characterize his acceptance of the term "Positive Christianity" and involvement in religious policy as driven by opportunism, and a pragmatic recognition of the political importance of the Christian Churches in Germany.[2]Nevertheless, efforts by the regime to impose a Nazified "positive Christianity" on a state controlled Protestant Reich Church essentially failed, and resulted in the formation of the dissident Confessing Church which saw great danger to Germany from the "new religion".[5] The Catholic Church also denounced the creed's pagan myth of "blood and soil" in the 1937 papal encyclical Mit brennender Sorge. - Wikipdeia

As you can see, what Hitler tried to do was redefine Christianity and use this new term to assuage fears about the hostility towards Christianity that the Nazi's had with nice sounding words. Hitler hated Christianity and he hated it's Jewish origin, though like so many enemies of the gospel, he made fine sounding words of support for the religion in public. Then he worked tirelessly behind the scenes against Christ and his message and messengers. This is not just an exercise in history. Take a look at what is happening today.

We have a President who claims to be a Christian and then supports Sodomy and moreover has forced Christians to support abortion using his Obamacare plan and for the first 6 years of his tenure, praised Islam and never said spoke up against the slaughter of Christians in the Islamic world.. Look at the Pope, who I think is a far greater threat to the gospel than Obama. He has said Atheists can go to heaven and called Fundamentalists crazy, he has allowed Islamic prayers in Catholic Churches and has shown great ambiguity on his stance on Homosexuality in public statements. He is singlehandedly doing his best to redefine Christianity and the template he is using looks too much like the 'Positive Christianity' we saw in Hitler's Germany to be comfortable with. Much too much like it.

Pope Francis is looking for a Christianity that ejects basic Christian teaching in favor of a new global 'ethic' of religious reconciliation and man-made peace. This is why he got that Charlemagne award recently. It was a reward for serving this new system faithfully. The globalists are looking for a reason and a religious figure to unite the worlds religions, under their ultimate power and to do this, the enemy they must fight is basic fundamental Christianity.

This is why the Pope's statements on fundamentalists is so telling. Not only that  but a slight streak of antisemitism can be found in his works as well. Look at who just diplomatically recognized the Palestinians - the consternation of you guessed it, the Jews. the same guy who allows Islamic prayers in Catholic Churches, Pope Francis and then he gives pretty much the same credence to the Quran as he does to the Bible, while Islamist's hack the heads off of God's saints in Iraq, Syria and Libya. I can tell you this - this Pope was elected because the cardinals were threatened, blackmailed and otherwise forced to vote for him by the agents of satan. Why? Because they want to control the money and administrative structures as well as the 'moral authority' the Pope has to deceive the world into the worship of the coming man of sin and Beast system. Do I think the Pope is the false prophet? No. I think he is working with the spirit of Antichrist in order to pave the way for the False Prophet. That is what his pontificate is shaping up to look like. He is being used by others.

This guy is nothing more than a puppet on a string and that is why hatred of him is not in order. They are using his past against him and that is how these criminals 'control' the world's leaders - blackmail and threats. The best way to understand how these guys operate? Go and watch a Mafia movie or one of those bloody and violent organized crime flicks on the tube. That really is how they operate.

"The higher up you go, the crookeder it gets."
 - Don Corleone
from the Move Godfather Part III


This was a good movie and it was terribly misunderstood when it came out. Today, when one see's this Pope and watches that flick, one better understands it and what the writers/director was trying to relay because that final installment of the Godfather trilogy spends a lot of time on the Church and its crooked dealings. What that movie was really saying that Organized Crime moved out of the Bronx and into the Vatican, the Federal Reserve, the ECB, Big Oil, Silicon Valley, etc.  They shield their crime in a maze of lawyers and crooked judges. Remember this too, the Mafia was and is a secret society, with secret oaths and threats of death to those who betray it.

What I am telling you is something that I want to make sure you all understand here. The devil is targeting Churches and Church leadership to subvert the fundamental teachings of Christ in order to lend support to the satanic system they are building. No important aspect of human existence is to be beyond their control. Energy, politics, banking, healthcare, food, water, education, high technology. They want total control of all human endeavors for the system they want to thrust on the world. Pope Francis is one of their foot soldiers. He bows before his handlers and does what his masters tell him to.

Remember this, the world will cheer these moves. They want a religion that makes no moral  demands on them and one that brings unity to a broken world. On one level one can sympathize with these feelings as the world is reeling from an epidemic of religious violence, primarily Islamic. But Hindu's also are very much part of the trend in violent religious hatred. Take a look at the RSS and the BJP Parties in India. But once again, we see the spirit of Nazi-ism and Antichrist at work. Many people don't know this and are afraid to deal with it,  but the Swastika was used in India long before Hitler adopted it and Himmler, The Head of Hitlers dreaded SS was fascinated with Hinduism. The key here to look at from a spiritual perspective is not that India is copying the Nazi's no, in fact, the reverse is true. that is one reason (of many) why spiritually they hated Christianity in Germany. There was a spiritual force driving it.

You see, there is a spirit attached to these movements and it can often be traced as much with financing as it can with religion and spirituality, if one takes off the blinders and takes the time to look. But most people, particularly Christians don't want to do that and that is why so many can be so easily swayed and deceived with the same old tactics that undermine Churches -  not so much by violence, but by deception and fear.

The two main trends I see moving ahead towards the last days system are found in both the money system as well as in religion. There is considerable motion in each realm. The money system is in deep trouble and more and more insiders are warning of serious trouble ahead.

The spiritual side? The elite are having more success there. With Francis playing up to the camera's and getting a few of America's Hollywood idols a celebrities, some of whom are actually intelligence officers, to get awards and camera time with the Pope  - he gets good press and the world loves him.

Religious hatred from groups like ISIS and Boko Haram?- These are can be used as 'poster children' for a political and social attack on any kind of religious belief that they don't control (read fundamentalism) and that is how this Pope is playing it  - by lumping in all fundamentalists together.

He is preaching the devil's gospel. Probably under duress, but he is still preaching it. It sounds good, real fine until you understand who and what is behind it.

What is the biggest threat to Christ's little flock, those who serve him in spirit and in truth and are no longer part of this wicked world, but are called out of it? Our biggest job ahead will be to not be deceived and to assist others not to be hoodwinked by false prophets and the devils ministers who come to us in sheep's clothing but are inwardly ravening wolves.

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,
but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
(Mat 7:15)


I exhort all of you in the name of  Christ, to know your Bibles, to not let anyone challenge the authority of scripture, to not turn your ears from heeding the words of Jesus Christ in these most deceptive times. Why?


For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers,
having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth,
and shall be turned unto fables.
(2Ti 4:3-4)

Today people have itchy ears and they want a preacher to tickle them with false doctrines. Brothers, no matter how hard it is, no matter how unpopular it makes you, no matter how many false brothers turn away from you, stay on the path to life. Do not turn to the left hand or the right, keep thy tongue from lies and false doctrines and thy foot from evil! Learn to love our Lord more and more and I can guarantee you, you will hate false doctrines more and more.

Keep the devil (false friends, false Christians and false brethren) as far away from you and your back as you possibly can and keep your eyes and faith moving forward in Christ.

Grace and peace to all who love our Lord,

Brother Mark

GOP Rushes Patriot Act Expansion To Floor

They hope you won't notice. Why now? Clearly some one is in need of campaign money and this is is the way to get it... just a few months before an election. Who would want to target Americans in these new sweeping laws? Go and read the entry from the 11th just below....

Read the unusual procedures they are using to bring this into law.

It's, 'I need money to get re-elected time' in Congress...


What Is Truth?

What Is Truth?

http://www.markswatson.com/whatistruth1.pdf

This piece may be a bit dated but it is even more relevant today than when I wrote it several years ago.

I post this today because large segments of the the American population are truth averse. Too many have Truthophobia and they don't want to deal in reality. They will deal in partisan nonsense where one brainwashed person tries to out 'argue' with another brainwashed person with highly emotionalized and intellectually vacant arguments. But the truth? Neither side dare deal with it.

Because to do so would render both sides of any fallacious arguments moot.

July 11

GOP Elites Flock To Clinton

If you really want to know why Clinton got off, I don't think Obama and Comey were nearly as much to blame as the GOP old guard who want to see Hillary as President. I think all of the GOP key players blew up Comey's phone to make sure she was not indicted. Why? One reason alone.

Donald Trump.

More here.

Hillary is a NeoCon all the way, and the GOP loves neocons. Party, gender religious affiliation and any other political stance is secondary. American dominance, militarism and racism must continue it's march forward.

Hillary represents these facets of America and that is why they will support her.

Those hearings where the GOP 'grilled' Comey?

Probably political shadow boxing... they all probably went out together afterwards, laughed at the American people and had a couple of beers...

... at taxpayers expense.

Most Americans disapprove of what Comey did.

I know many of you are still not seeing this. But consider this

Clinton Mails Damaged National Security More Than Manning

Yes, they did. So as you can see, our FBI, despite all of it's 'tough on crime' stances and wanting to hack into home computers and break encryption and generally working hard to find new and better ways to undermine the rights of ordinary Americans, is not the least bit interested in the nations security, despite its howls of protest to the contrary. Manning by the way got 35 years for far, far less than what Clinton did.

The FBI has always gone against poor folks and people of color, and seems to consistently have an excuse why they can't move when the perpetrators of serious crimes are rich, politically connected and white. What good is it as it is currently organized?

More and more, they appear to want to help compromise American national security and 'run interference' to make sure it stays compromised for powerful people whose coffers bulge with foreign money.

What more and more of the politically powerful in this nation really wants is a new tool to repress bloggers, Black folks, activists, whistle-blowers, conservatives, constitutionalists, protesters and others the Chinese, Saudi's and the global elite don't like and want to take down. That is how you need to look at the FBI's 'need' for new tools to spy on ordinary people.

Brothers, I know many of you aren't buying this.... yet.  But your nation is being constructed, its security services are slowly quietly being transformed to allow for a peaceful and secret hand over of power to foreign nations and corporations who will use the power of our government against us in order to steal everything you own.

Your job will be first. More here.

This is one of the key goals of all of those trade agreements. The hand over of power - real power -  to supranational entities totally independent of the voting American population. But that is only one aspect of this transformation.

Keep in mind that Those Trade Agreements are Treaties. What does the Constitution about Treaties?

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

- Article VI US Constitution.

Consider those words next time you hear the word 'treaty' and why they must keep them so secret from us.

Think of every nefarious group of people on earth with a large bank account and that's who is lining up to buy our nation right in front of your noses. It's done very carefully and it is laundered often by the world's very best organized crime professionals, who specialize in money laundering. Officials who track these things know  - they see it. The money is carefully laundered via PAC's or online donations. But there are other ways. More here  here and here and here.

Listen folks they need a way to repress the people when they finally wake up  from their slumber. Let me let you in on a little secret. Foreign nations have already got their hooks into several major city police departments. They have their agents  - some at very high levels. This is also true of drug cartels. Why would they want control of local police?

Take a guess.

They will use the new laws and new procedures quietly being put in place out of the public eye.

They are now quietly trying to codify all of that into law. They will always spin it that they want to protect us and it will always be we the people who has to give up rights in the process and give them more unchecked power over us. While the nations secrets go out on unsecured servers that any nation with a checkbook can get hold of.

No, you don't have to buy this yet. But wiser souls already see it and more and more people are indeed waking up to this reality. But the masses won't until it is impossible to change it all and we are nearly at that point now.

Well, don't say no one warned you what was coming and what our elite and many of our elected officials are not working on it, tirelessly behind the scenes.

This is all part of the concept of 'unrestricted warfare'. This is the new kind of war being fought and it is unseen to all but the most trained eye.

I know most of you are not going to buy this. But let me say this. Before Obama became President I told you he would never close Gitmo. He has not. That he would not leave Afghanistan. He did not. That despite his promises of openness on free Trade Agreements he would keep the negotiations secret. He did.

I told insiders that our Russia policy would fail. I could go on and on and in each instance people looked at me strangely as I spoke with clear and undeniable conviction making plain that conventional wisdom was in realty conventional folly and infantile naivete.

I am not being down on the President. It's the system - it's stacked against us - all of us Black and White. More and more our leaders are working against us, not for us, while they fill their speeches with fine sounding bulls-it they know most are still going to believe.

What people don't understand is that lying to the people and making fools of them is child's play to our elite. They have little respect for us as a people. They think Americans operate on the level of a retard and in too many cases, it's hard to argue with them... or at least to find hard behavioral evidence that contradicts this denigrating assessment.

Once one really internalizes this and understands the harsh rules of this game, predicting what is next will be as easy as predicting the what tomorrows date is. But one must break free of political childishness and intellectual insincerity. Most people just can't do that. Those mental 'swaddling clothes' are too comfortable to change - regardless of their odor and discoloration.

None of this is not hard to figure. You just need to learn to think like an elitist, eject your own moral compass when considering their actions and moves and find out how their moral compass operates and one can easily see just what is down the road for all of us.

Again, this is not that difficult to understand. But you must to some degree step outside of yourself and know that for a great many in power, the only morality of those in power is to keep it and get more of it along with the wealth that power brings.

How many poor Senators do you know?

Consider these things as time passes.

You may think I am off my nut, but I am consistently right and those who are lying to you at the big MSM news sites are consistently wrong - and often are paid to be.

They just want you to believe them just long enough as you go into the voting booth.

The good news is that slowly - one by one, people are waking up.

"Men, it has been well said, think in herds;
 it will be seen that they go mad in herds,
while they only recover their senses slowly,
and one by one."
- Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

What is a politician?

He's a guy you have to watch 24/7 to make sure he does not turn into a criminal...

...and even then, he probably will.

Don't believe me? Take a real good look at what Hillary did.
 


LAW AND ORDER AND WHITE POWER

WHITE SUPREMACIST INFILTRATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE NEED TO
ELIMINATE RACISM IN THE RANKS

BTW, until VERY recently the whole document (second ink) above was available. Clearly someone does not want that info out on the web right now. So you only get a teaser today. But if you are creative you just might find a copy. What looks to have happened is that someone with a lot of 'influence' has worked very hard to remove the LINKS to the full text document.

Now who would want to do a thing like that? I have no idea? Do You?




Image Source: Library of Congress
While the KKK does not have that kind of influence, there are those who hold their views in position of power that do.

Yes, Law Enforcement has a problem and it's one that President Obama refuses to deal with. These problems have long been known about. Oh, sure he will give a good no, EXCELLENT and rousing speech and talk you half to death about what is wrong. But DO anything?

Not likely.
 
What is happening across America with the shooting of these Black men... this is not some bolt out of the blue that no one saw coming.

It's one of those things racists in government want to see continued and accelerated.

But it is not just the cops as this official report makes clear.

I certainly don't want to paint all or most of LE as being racist. That is clearly not correct nor fair to the thousands of honest hard working Police we have here in America and there are a lot of them.

But it would also be incorrect and unfair to say that we don't have a very serious problem lurking in American law enforcement.

I know many of you would rather me not talk about this. But you know what? God cares about men being murdered. Cops or Black men. I should not have to 'spiritualize' this issue just to sound spiritual.

Nor should I have to give you a lecture about what God thinks about hate. Any kind of hate.
He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.

But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

1 John 2:9; 2:11 3:15; 4:20


"Let's Plot Against The President To Start A Nuclear War!!"

According to opensource news reporting, those plans for war with Russia include the use of Nuclear Weapons.

Who benefits from a nuclear exchange between Russia and the US?

Let me draw you a picture.


You have some generals who seem to have lost all sense of reality in their lust for war and war contracts. Others are far more realistic.

The sad part is that this President let these madmen run loose without ensuring that they were taking their medication at prescribed intervals.

The DOD or rather, certain elements in the DOD want a major war with Russia. They want the billions in money they know they will get during it and moreover, they want to transform the US into a far more militarist state, once this major war starts. Don't kid yourself, they have a plan and they can hardly keep their erections hid at the prospect of one. This is why they are pushing so hard against Russia, now, while we have a weak President who at least for a time was not in total control of the IC and Defense establishment.

Brothers, only a crazy person would desire such a war and we have a whole bunch of them in government. They really think they can win a Nuclear War. They may be right, they may be able to. You and I (ordinary Americans who don't have nuclear bunkers and fallout shelters) won't. We will be 'sacrifices' to their war gods and the Generals can do their little victory dance on our ashes when the mushroom clouds dissipate.

I say this now and yet again, in order to put sanity back into our policies we need to do some real soul searching while we still have the kinds of geopolitical power we have... it's waning quickly. Our biggest problems? Political corruption of money coming from overseas and too many stupid and evil men with too much power.

Brothers, I may say some harsh things about the nation, it's not that I don't care about it, I do and the 300+ million Americans who live here -  White, Black, Latino, Asian and Native. I can no more sit silent on these issues than I could stand by and let a deranged wacko shoot up a kindergarten and not warn someone it was coming if I knew it was.

President Obama has been captured by forces who are seeking a Nuclear confrontation with Russia.

More here.

So many think this is about me being down on my country. To the contrary, I am being down on the direction this country is taking and the people who are making pitifully shortsighted, violent and yes, even treasonable decisions.

We can do better. But it will never happen until we get some new political leadership and start moving some of the brass out of the DOD and the rot out of the Intelligence community.

What we need is a political Orkin Man who will get rid of those unmentionables that infest the House of the American government.

If our leadership really wants to change Russia for the better, there are better ways to do it. I know it and they know it.

They don't want to change Russia for the better. They want to change the location of the oil revenues that Russia makes, from Russia to the US.

But one other issue is of importance in this new found 'hate' for Russia. Nato as it is currently formed is in need of a mission. The EU, at least many within it are looking to create their own independent defense structures. This would make their policies more independent of US policy. The Americans needed a 'threat' to keep NATO 'vital' to EU security. That is another reason why they have gone after the Russians with such vitriol. They are afraid the EU will begin a strategic detachment from the US and as some in Europe want, begin security discussions with the Russians.

There is a lot of dislike for American policy of late and the NSA scandal was icing on an Anti-Americanism cake our leaders have been baking for decades.

Dear readers, it was me letting the American people know some of the real problems in the DOD and the CIA and their dangerous and even suicidal polices that got me on their DOD's and the CIA's  'nigger list' not so long ago, when they were hounding me and breaking into my home, hacking my computer and harassing me in my local places of interest.

They may still be looking for a new excuse to start some new BS on me, but what I will not do is sit silent while they gamble away our lives and our nation in their pitiful game of Russian Roulette.




Terrorism

Yes, that is what it is in many cases across the nation. What am I talking about? The shooting of another Black motorist in Minnesota.

Sometimes it's foreign actors inciting cops to shoot black men so that civil unrest follows. Sometimes it's groups of loosely organized cops with ties to the KKK, Neo-Nazi gangs or other racist groups.

The effect is the same, American citizens are killed for no other reason than they are American citizens.

That, my dear readers is terrorism.

If this President wanted to, he could begin to look at these police shootings in that light and begin using his power as President to go after the terrorists, who are strongly protected by Judges, District Attorney's and politicians to ensure that this form of terrorism continues.

Listen, if Barak Obama can make the the spread of homosexual rights a national security concern (page 20) , he can make protecting the lives of Black Americans a National Security Concern.

The problem? For too long Black Americans have had their lips too firmly attached to the Presidents backside, when they needed to put a political foot up it.

There are only two things that Obama responds to  - Money and significant negative political pressure.

This guy has had 8 years and he has done little. Very little, except for those who can write big fat checks for him, like the gay crowd.

Yes, it's time for this President to protect Black Americans.

I don't think it would take but a couple of examples of a dirty cop being rendered to Syria for 'interrogation' and some pictures of him hanging upside down from a meathook to leak out,  to significantly alter the way cops treat Black Americans.

But that would take some guts and this President has not shown that kind of political fortitude.

You have to let them know that a badge is not to be used to support terrorism. It's not a 'kill a brother and get out of jail free card' and that is just what it is in far too many parts of America.

We don't need another go nowhere, won't prosecute them anyway Obama style 'investigation'. We need action. Effective action.



FBI Fails To 'Find' Evidence Of Hillary Wrongdoing

No comment, I will let the above link speak for itself.

Who knows....the FBI director probably just 'found' his kids moments after the announcement. Kids who went missing the day he began deliberating the indictment.

While this is probably not what happened, I cannot begin to imagine the pressure - personal and professional that he was under to not indict Hillary. If she were indicted half of Congress would have had unpleasant revelations about their activities revealed.

Make no mistake, The Clinton's have a mean and vicious political machine.


DOJ Head Recuses Herself From Hillary Probe

Listen folks, let me tell you a thing or two. There is a lot of spin out there trying to make it seem like what Clinton did was nothing and this is a lot of hot air about nothing. No, this is one of the most serious crimes that can be committed by those with a clearance short of Treason/Espionage and for that you only need to show intent. That she knew what she was doing was a crime is hardly in question, she is a lawyer and received significant training on this. This is a Class A Felony.  Having had some of the very highest clearances myself, I know the deal. Carelessly handle classified data will land you in a world of three-walls and-bars kind of hurt.

CIA agents names exposed 'special access' programs revealed? That is a very serious crime and can put peoples lives in jeopardy and expose very sensitive ongoing covert and military operations and those working on them. 

In fairness though, Clinton also knows that you cannot conduct foreign policy on government servers. Too many people can get into them and spy on them and many who do, will work in one part of the government who may not like your policies. They will read your emails, texts and work to undermine your work and policies. 

I hate to break it to you, but this government is so screwed up that many within it no longer view ISIS and Al Qaeda as much as a threat as they do some other US Department or Federal agency that may be implementing polices they don't like or could undercut their budget appropriations.

So in that light, what she did is, while not excusable, it is somewhat understandable. Moreover she is not the first Secretary of State do this or something similar.

Let me tell you something. I have long known about this scandal. Long before it broke. I know that the Russians and others at least tried to get these emails and I suspected they did, but this was not confirmed to me.... but it was not denied either.

Yes dear readers the scary part is that apparently other nations had access to the data and do now. If you think I am off my nut, go on over and check this out. Know this too, ZeroHedge - they have impeccable sources and you may not like their spin but a lot of the real deal is 'leaked' via their stories as much as the law and personal safety allows.


With Hillary, the word that that starts with a 'T' and rhymes with reason simply cannot be ruled out on this one, all partisanship aside. Too much FOREIGN money has hit the Clinton coffers to call all of this a 'coincidence' The gay crowed, the abortion crowd and the woman's lib crowd need to get real. None of the rights you seem so concerned and obsessed about will mean a tinkers darn if your nation and President has been sold out.

I am an independent. I am not going to vote for Trump or Hillary, so this is not some kind of 'elect Trump' partisan accusation. I have always respected Hillary's intelligence and competence, if not her policies. But this is too far. We simply cannot have a President who thinks doing this kind of thing is OK.

More here and here.

Listen dear readers, why should a soldier put his life in danger on the battlefield or a Special Operations guy go out on an extremely dangerous mission when our leaders have been more of a security threat than a spy, a terrorist... or worse... are spies themselves and yes our security people have known that we have had a series of very serious 'security lapses' (that is the word they use for White elitists, for Black non-elitists they call you a criminal)  that have come from cabinet level people. Those 'lapses' directly benefited foreign nations, competitors and enemies.


Why should a young person put his trust in political or military leadership who thinks its OK to put sensitive military operations on an unsecured server that the Russians can get hold of, or the Chinese or perhaps some terrorists group, who have shown considerable tech savvy of late?

Why Bother? If our leaders are selling us out, why bother standing watch, putting on uniform, sitting for months on end on a nuclear sub patrol or sitting in some flea bitten tent in the middle of Afghanistan, fighting terrorists when this kind of thing won't be prosecuted and such a person can become commander in Chief? What is she going to put on the server as POTUS? Our nuclear launch codes? The names, and addresses and where the children go to school of all of our undercover FBI and DEA officials? What the CIA's next covert operation is going to be?

How does this really work? How bad are things? Americans are not being told just how bad things really are.

Secrecy breeds corruption.

Americans think that there are smart people who know their jobs running these covert operations and overseeing the nations security. More often than not, they aren't that smart and increasingly aren't that competent. The scary part is that now, even foreign governments appear to have their hands in formulating our covert policies and this is the real story of the Clinton Foundation.

Americans don't seem to have (or want) a clue as to just what to expect from the next President. I will tell you right now. If they are getting money from terrorists and those who support it, terrorists will get arms and covert US aid. If they are getting money from China, the Chinese will get US weapons tech. If they are getting money from the Russians, they will get cyber secrets to get into the US banking system. If they are getting money from Drug cartels, all the names of the DEA's and FBI's informants will find their way into their hands. More and more, these are the things a large Presidential campaign contribution will get you and our enemies, the terrorists the drug cartels know it.

That is what you can expect from the next President. Just see who is paying their bills and you will know who is about to rape American next. They have been doing this 'treason dance' for the past umpteen years and it's about to get worse...

...considerably worse.

I know many of you think I am picking on the Clinton's. I am not. They are just the most visible symptom of the corruption that has enveloped both parties in DC. The Clinton's corruption may be the most obvious, but frankly it's not the worst. But here is the problem. Americans are so partisan and can be so easily inflamed and manipulated by partisan non-sense that they lose sight of the big picture. What good is having a your 'gay rights' when your city gets nuked? What good is abortion rights, when the President signed an order handing over the land you live on to China with no compensation? What good are gun rights, when the Russians can now shoot down our top fighters because a politician maneuvered to make sure that those plans 'fell' into the hands of our enemies. My dear countrymen put a block of ice on your gay erection and lock away your AR-15 and get a real clue, my fellow Americans at least until November... if that is at all possible. I am not so sure that it is. I more and more just think that with a reprobate mind, the kind so many of my countrymen demonstrate they possess day in and day out,  goes a significantly reduced ability for rational thought. 


What good are these rights you think are so important when right now, under these new trade agreements our leaders are working very hard to replace American workers with foreign ones in carefully worded sections in things like the TTIP. THIS IS WHAT THOSE MASSIVE DONATIONS GET FOREIGN NATIONS... And its not just the Clinton's! Why do you think they work so hard to keep those Trade agreements secret? They know what they are doing and want to make sure you don't.

So I ask my fellow countrymen for once in a Presidential election, put the nation in front of your political party, or your homosexual rights or your gun rights and get real.

My poor befuddled countrymen, there is too much at at stake. The enemies of this nation are in their final stretch and most Americans don't have a clue as to the rules of this new game. It's not 'Game of Thrones', it's Treason Protective Services Inc. Treachery protected by the people in the highest office of the land who really don't care about the nation, they only care about getting in line for the money that will flow in selling us out and getting that nice ranch or estate in the Cayman Islands and living large after having betrayed us all. Our enemies are not going to march in with tanks and troops, there is no need to. It's easier and cheaper to buy traitors who sit in Congress, the CIA, the NSA, The DOD, The Senate, the BLM and yes, even the White House.

Clinton? There is a long history here I won't get into but I will say this. I will never willingly do anything to harm the nation, not now or ever and I think one of the most damaging things I could do  right now to America is to give any kind of support to Hillary Clinton. From all I have read she and her husband over two decades, they belong in the Big House, not the White House...

... along with a long list of politicians on both sides of the aisle.

A Song of degrees for Solomon.
Except the LORD build the house,
 they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city,
the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early,
 to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows:
 for so he giveth his beloved sleep. 
(Psalms 127:1-2, KJV)

Yes, dear readers, to the degree that our nation has forsaken God, to the degree that we have reviled his commandments and mocked his word, so it is to the degree that the Lord will send us leaders who will not build and strengthen America, but who will work over time to destroy this once great house called America.

I know many of you don't like it when I talk a little rough, but let me tell you something, when God gets through 'explaining' these things and America's sins to this once great land you will have wished I was even more forceful in my language.

My job is to warn, not convince.

I have just done my job.


The Disappearing Church Of The Middle East

Persecution.org has its monthly magazine that looks at the persecuted from around the world. This one focuses on the Middle East.

This is a particularly interesting issue and gives some history and background to the current trends in the region.

Egypt: Attacks On Christians

(ME Concern) Christians in Egypt request prayer after a series of attacks in the last six weeks.

On 20th May several Christian homes were attacked in al-Karam village in Minya province, as a result of a rumour about a relationship between a Muslim woman and a Christian man. During the attack the man's mother was attacked and publicly stripped of her clothes. The woman is around 70 years old. Of the 16 people arrested for the assault, 11 were released on bail this week (three on 27th June and eight on 28th June).

On 9th June in Damshir village in Minya province four Muslims armed with knives attacked a Coptic man and his family. They alleged that construction work he was doing was intended to build a church and they threatened him and told him to leave the village. After he filed a complaint the four men were detained, but the authorities told him to stop the construction work.

On 10th June a man attacked a nun at a medical centre run by the Coptic Orthodox Church in the town of Biba in Beni Suef province. When a guard tried to help the nun he was also attacked. Later the same day the attacker returned, armed with a knife. The guard managed to lock the man out of the centre. A complaint was filed with the police, but no action has been taken so far.

On 17th June a mob of a few thousand people gathered at the house of a Copt in al-Bayda village near Alexandria, after prayers had been held at the mosque. They shouted that they would not allow a church in the village and accused him of turning the building which contains his apartment into a church. Several Coptic homes were attacked, two were seriously damaged and at least ten were looted.

On 29th June in Kom al-Loufy village in Minya province four houses belonging to Copts were set on fire after a rumour spread that two brothers were constructing a church. After the rumour started the police asked the brothers to sign a statement saying that the building they were constructing on their land was for residential purposes, however their homes and the homes of others were attacked nevertheless.

On 30th June Father Raphael Moussa was killed in Arish in Northern Sinai. Father Raphael was the parish priest of St George's church. He was shot by several perpetrators on his way back from a church service. The Egyptian branch of the so-called “Islamic State” movement has claimed responsibility for the murder, and has threatened to carry out more killings.

In addition to these events there are currently four debates in the Egyptian parliament that could have a great impact on Christian communities. These discussions include:

* possible amendments to legislation on blasphemy
* draft legislation to regulate personal status law for Christian communities
* draft legislation to regulate church construction
* two draft bills on equal citizenship for all and countering discrimination (including discrimination on the grounds of religion)

Egyptian Christians request prayer that:
a. the victims of the above-mentioned attacks and their families will experience the comfort and peace of the Lord
b. Christian and other communities will be protected from attacks of this kind
c. the victims will not be forced to take part in “reconciliation meetings” where they have to forego any right to seek legal redress, and that the authorities will apply the law and prosecute the perpetrators
d. the debates in parliament will lead to the adoption of legislation that will grant all Egyptians equality before the law and protection against discrimination on the grounds of religion

May be circulated to general mailing lists, outside organizations, and quoted from freely in reports citing "Middle East Concern" as the source of the information.


MidEast Experts Launch Movement Supporting ME Christians

7/1/2016 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On July 7-9, House members, government leaders, NGOs, and church leaders are assembling at an annual conference (“The Bridge”) to address the plight of overseas persecuted Christians and the disappearing Church in the Middle East.  This movement of leaders will meet to discuss the situation on the ground for Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, as well as possible policies to secure their future in the region.  The Bridge is free for attendees.

The Bridge comes in the wake of CIA Director John Brennan’s comments that attacks on ISIS “have not reduced the group’s terrorism capability and global reach,” and the State Department’s declaration of ISIS’ actions against religious minorities constitute genocide.

Attendees will grow a deeper understanding of this designation and possible next steps toward ending this genocide.  The conference will also provide attendees with an education of the situation for Christians in the Middle East, training breakout sessions, and the ability to network with other organizations and individuals who share concerns for Christians and other religious minorities in this region.

Those participating will hear from keynote speaker Eric Metaxas, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy; Senator Ted Cruz; the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, David Saperstein; Congressman Joe Pitts; retired 3-star general, William Boykin; former US Department of State Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, Alberto Fernandez; and more.

Jeff King, International Christian Concern’s president, stated of the event, “83% of Christians have left Iraq since 2003, indicative of the larger exodus of Christians from this region. This unprecedented movement will raise awareness and work to identify solutions for Christians to stay in this region, living peacefully with neighbors of other faiths. The persecution and violence that has been felt by Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East should trouble anyone who values freedom of belief and religious liberty.  This conference is the perfect way to hear from victims of these acts regarding the situation on the ground.  It also allows attendees to hear from experts on the region, leaders of NGOs that provide support and aid, victims, and government officials regarding policy proposals for addressing this religious persecution.” - Persecution.org


Assad: West Cooperating With Syria On ISIS

This is a short but rather interesting read.


No, Christianity Is Not Dying -  It's just Changing Its Location!

Here is a most noteworthy praise report. In A 'Cave Church' 70,000 Christians a week attend services to praise God! This even with the kinds of persecution they know have in Egypt and the rise of radical Islamic groups dedicated to harming and even killing Christians. Great links in the story, please check it out!

Britain's Conservatives Report On China's And Xi's Human Rights Problems

The report talks about the serious crackdown Xi is leveling at his own people to destroy free speech and any organized body of people not under the firm control of the Communist party.

The document reportedly (I have not read it yet) questions Britain's pivot towards China.

Xi's moves towards tyranny are indeed very troublesome. He needs to know that Mao is dead and if China had not opened up its society it would today be a backward nation with little to offer the world.

It did open up and now has much to offer the world. Xi wants to turn the clock backwards and repeat many of the mistakes of the past.

That is not the best thing for China's future.

You can find the actual report that the story is based on here.


Nigerian Bishop Severs Connections With UK Anglicans Over Gay Policies

The Nigerian Bishop lashes out at the worldly, fleshly teachings and cut ties with the Apostates.  The Bishop then makes a powerful statement, that the Church's greatest enemy is not the persecution from without, but these new doctrines of devils (globalized secular ideology) that is the real problem within the Church today.

My view is simple and direct. Why go to Church if you aren't going to live up to God's standards and do his will? If your goal is not to live as God wants you to live, why not eat drink and be merry? Why put on any pretense?

The New Church wants to be loved by the world and the Prince of this world. Genuine Christians will never be loved by this world. We shall be hated by both... and that my brothers in Christ, is a promise.

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you:
and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another,
and shall hate one another.
 (Matthew 24:9-10, KJV)

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
If ye were of the world, the world would love his own:
but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world,
therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you,
The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me,
they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying,
 they will keep yours also. 
(John 15:18-20, KJV)

Our kingdom is not of this world nor are its standards.


House Church Prompts Muslims To Attack Christians

Although the number of casualties may not cross the world-attention threshold, the story of what happened in al-Bayda-1, a settlement outside Alexandria, is indicative of a pattern faced by minority Christians in Egypt when failure of the rule of law and religious prejudice become the order of the day.

On Friday, 17 June, after the Muslim noon prayers, angry worshippers gathered outside the home of Naim Aziz Moussa, after word had spread that the local Christian was turning his house into a ‘church’.

"More than 5,000 people, including young and old, men and women, mobbed my home. They were shouting: ‘One way or another, we’ll bring the church down to the ground’," he said.
Recent visits by a Coptic priest to Moussa’s home had given locals reason to think a Christian place of worship was springing up in their midst. Apart from housing the family of six on the ground floor, the top two floors of the building were to discreetly serve as a place where Christians could gather, in the absence of any other place in the village they could use.

Image Source/Copyright: 
World Watch Monitor

Copts suffered material damage during the incidents Copts suffered material damage during the incidents


It has often proved legally impossible to issue church building permits in the country, a sore point of contention for Copts. Despite various attempts, the bid to pass legislation to remove various hurdles remains elusive....


..."No church will stand here in the village. It’s either us or you, infidels!" Moussa recalled the angry mob as saying.

"The building was ransacked, including our home. My brother’s nearby new flat was also destroyed," said Moussa, who, together with another of his brothers, was injured in the chaos.- Continues at World Watch Monitor

Back To The Drawing Board

The Brexit vote was a major setback for the the globalists and those who are imposing the Neoliberal economic view on the world. Having a major EU nation actually push to leave the supranational entity known as the European Union is not something that those who so carefully and meticulously planned this ever thought possible. This is, to put it bluntly a major blow to the winds of globalization that have gone unchecked for decades.

Today, I am not going to spend a lot of time on the scare-a-thon headlines in much of the press and blogroll, though some of them are rather scary. Yes, this is disaster for those in power and yes, the worst is yet to come. But the US clearly is prepared for this and I note recent banking stress tests were taken just before the vote. I have not spent a great deal of time talking about the Brexit because I was not sure which way it would go. I figured that if the votes were tallied correctly, the UK would leave, if not or some stage managed event was concocted to spread fear to keep the UK in, that is what would happen. The shooting of the British MP a few days before the vote I found rather suspicious and it did appear to give a temporary bump to the 'stay' side of the question.

A few weeks ago, I pointed out some establishment papers that showed that the Neo-Liberalists were having a kind of existential crisis. They were questioning their own models. Needless to say, many have been doing that for a number of reasons. Not because there was no economic growth, but that it was highly lopsided in favor of the wealthy and many of the more serious problems within Western economies were papered over using data that was highly questionable or outright false. Often bad things were just plain hidden until they could not be hidden any longer. Think of things like rising unemployment and the people who are no longer counted as unemployed. The louder the calls for change the less change we observed.

But the rising tide of wealth disparity and various forms of corruption found in the west can no longer be ignored. The real problem with the Brexit was not that the Brits left, but that they felt that they had to.

If there was one major turning point that helped give impetus to an already rising tide of dissatisfaction with the EU, it's the fact that Berlin has driven the immigration debate to the considerable dissatisfaction of many citizens, parliamentarians and heads of state within Europe. Merkel in particular rammed millions of people who were culturally and racially different onto a continent that was already having significant economic troubles. She did this with an almost contempt for the opinions of anyone else or even the stability of many EU nations. 

Even now, Merkel it is being opined must fight against 'populist' (non-elitist) forces. Clearly the narrative is going to be that all populist forces are racist and xenophobic. The key here is that this will be the ploy. Yes some are, but many are not and are just plain angry and the way their taxes go up to pay for someone else's bad decisions, banks are bailed out and social safety nets are targeted for disassembly.  They are sick this kind of governance, racial issues aside.

The deep feelings of sympathy she felt as well for immigrants, which were genuine notwithstanding, what Merkel did with this one act was begin to drive a deep wedge within Europe and give considerable credence to far right parties who never liked the EU and now have a key issue that will eventually thrust many of them into power. In short, in my view the EU experiment was already failing, and Merkel's move drove a dagger into the patient's heart.

What will the powers that be do? How will they respond? Well, I think one thing that needs to happen is something that the elite on both sides of the Atlantic have not really allowed. They have stopped listening to the citizens of their respective nations. Too often they are finding means to limit, gut and otherwise circumvent the will of their citizens democratic input. Portugal is a perfect example. Greece is another. The elite have gotten arrogant and seem to think they always know what's best, when often they only know what's best for themselves.

Pundits and think tank guru's will give many differing reasons for the ongoing failure of Europe but my view is a simple one. Europe started out with a great deal of support by many members and the citizens. There was a promise of a better day ahead. That day did not arrive and more and more it looked like things would get worse, and for many, things did get worse. There was the bankruptcy of Greece, the bank closures, the riots the questionable referendums. There have been mass protests in Spain, France, The UK, Portugal and elsewhere. This was all part of the anti-Austerity movement that swept Europe after the great recession.

This movement was in my view the watershed for Europe. It showed those who were protesting and those who saw it from abroad what the EU was really all about. It was about taking from the people, their long worked for and paid for Social programs and handing it over to EU banks who become insolvent because of bad policy and bad investments that were the cornerstone of a dysfunctional system. The picture in this news report sums up the raw emotion of the Anti-Austerity movement. 

The more Europe's leaders ceased to give heed to the rising tide of discontent and manipulate and command the overall narrative with high sounding words to assuage the rising anger across Europe, the more of a major disconnect that took and is taking place across Europe. In short, Europe's leaders showed a remarkable and growing contempt for the citizens they were governing.

More To Follow?

But Britain's exit from the EU will not be the first attempt. Other nations will be emboldened by their success and move ahead with their attempts accordingly. The first nation that comes to mind is Scotland, but their move will be to detach from the UK and then join the EU in a new bid for Scottish independence. It remains to be seen if there is more enthusiasm for that than there was for the last failed Scottish referendum. But other nations have elements within them who are looking for a way out of the EU, The Dutch, Italians, even the French even the Czech's might decide to go. For others, it may not be so easy, for the Dutch it would almost certainly require a change to their Constitution, being a significant hurdle easily overcome by dark stratagems out of Brussels to compel the nation to remain. There is no doubt about it, the Brit's success is indeed a watershed for the EU experiment and the German Chancellor has made that very clear.

The diplomatic strategy right now for the founding members, who just met for talks about the recent referendum results, is to put on a stern face, pretend that this is not what the Brits really wanted and forge ahead with 'divorce talks'.

What does this mean? It means that leaders inside the EU elite have to make a decision - to allow these movements to run their course or to make attempts to forestall them. Will the EU allow genuine democratic input, even if there is strong disagreement as to the long term effects of those decisions?

This ultimately is the question. Is the EU a truly democratic institution or one that merely makes that claim while far too often, behaving like an arrogant oligarchy?

But a Brexit will not be painless for the Brits and the EU executive may go out of their way to make it as painful as possible in order to discourage others from making the attempt.

What Does This Mean Prophetically?

This is hard call but I see it as a likely outcome that the EU will continue on, but with fewer members and all of them from the Northern EU nations in what I think is the (from an EU elite perspective) the worst possible outcome. In such a scenario, the EU would be severely reduced to a smaller number of nations, probably resembling an entity with most (but not all) original inner six and outer seven states.

There are many possibilities but the most likely is that a few will drop out of the EU over the next few years without significant reforms to the EU's governing institutions that gives more voice to it's ordinary working citizens, rather than the merely the 'loudspeaker' of EU's banks and key industrialists.

I do not think this is going to be the end of globalization. I think it may begin to redirect it and make it somewhat more palatable for ordinary people. The key I think will be if Europe's leaders will be more interested in keeping the profits and power of the elite in tact or attempting to create that true single market that really works for all.

I think the key factor in the mix that is missing is the enormous cultural shift that has taken place in Europe since the end of WWII and sped along significantly with the influx of refugees who are racially, religiously and culturally very different than the Europeans of the mid-20th century.

In short, Europe is and has moved pretty far away from her Christian roots and gone secular, and in the near future will, I think turn increasingly, Islamic.

This was part of the plan set in motion a few years ago when this refugee crisis was fulminating. Dark geostrategists worked hard to leverage the crisis to their advantage. We saw this with Turkey's Erdogan blackmailing Europe. I can tell you that rape, the rapes we have seen were very much part of the plan.

The key here I think to understand is not so much weather the 10 kings will rise from Europe or a reformed EU, but if she allows herself to be seduced by the money that Islam has to backfill her serious banking crisis and in return for economic 'cooperation' (read bailout) - Islamic banking to be followed by Islamic law becomes more and more common throughout Europe.

This is the trend I am watching, not that the man of sin will rise from Europe, though much of his power will probably extend there. No, I am looking for Islam to move more rapidly throughout the west and give the religion of Muhammad considerable influence in the west, displacing Christ and Christian traditions.

What Does This mean Geopolitcally?

It means that the the European elite along with other 'Globalizers' need, if they want to continue their march towards their hoped for 'utopia' will have to alter their methods and perhaps, re-align their goals with the new reality of the Brexit and growing popular discontent with Europe's governing elite and structures.

But this is the danger and a very real one not just for Europe but for America as well. I know I have spoken about this before - that these trade deals, which have absolutely no democratic input, are negotiated in secret by only the wealthy and powerful and are thrust upon the people in lame duck sessions of Congress are likely to spur the same kinds of 'Brexit' feelings right here in the US. Don't laugh dear readers, in Texas they have always had a strong and vibrant Succession movement, now labeled euphemistically the 'Texit' movement.

This in my view is the key problem with the tactics that Globalists have used. They have gone out of their way to manipulate rather than win over genuine public opinion. The pain in many parts of America and Europe is real enough and it is disingenuous to say that many of the trends in Globalization have not been a significant contributing factor to the rising discontent.

The key to understand is this - a nation and leaders can ram these kinds of things down the people's throat and do it or a long time, but sooner or later a backlash, perhaps even violent can ensue and once that happens, no one really knows how things will shake out.

One whiff of violent revolutionary tendencies in a nation and other geopolitical actors, sensing weakness can come in and arm, direct and otherwise aid such a movement to the detriment of all.

Better to listen to the peoples voice in the media and biosphere than listen to their gunfire in the streets.
Jun 21

Hosea XIV

Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself:
according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars;
according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.
Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars,
he shall spoil their images. For now they shall say, We have no king,
because we feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us?
(Hos 10:1-3)

We begin chapter 10 of Hosea and the prophet first starts his pronouncement against the Northern Kingdom talking of fruit. We as Christians know, or at least should know that the issue of fruit in our lives is of critical, absolutely critical importance. Hosea is saying that Israel was a a fruitless vine, a dead branch. Yet the connotation here is just a little different that this simple observation. There does appear to be fruit, but that fruit is of no use to the Lord, but does serve the interests of Israel and her idols and gods. Clearly the imputation here is that the fruit that was on Israel's tree was rotten. It was evil fruit. They took the good things that God gave them and used them in their idolatrous practices. Yes, Israel had increased the altars to Baal and the countryside was probably littered with them. They were of divided loyalties. They said they served the Lord but at night the clothes came off and they were frolicking and copulating under the image of Baal. The Lord hates divided loyalties and he made this plain in both the Old Testament and the new.

And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions?
if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.
And the people answered him not a word.
(1Ki 18:21)


Christ hit the same basic issue in the Gospel's

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one,
and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

(Mat 6:24)


It's essentially the same theme we see in the book of Revelation, though the theme is just a little bit different.

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot:
I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm,
 and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest,
I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing;
and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

(Rev 3:15-17)


Now, the divine 'fruit inspector' has arrived and he is not pleased with the rotted fruit that just barely clings to the vines. It was useless. The Lord was not pleased about this. He was going to destroy all of those graven images Israel had come to adore.

The Israelite's are then confounded in the next verse because now, they have no King and the suddenly begin to understand why. They forsook the Lord and did not fear and revere him. But their state has become so desperate, that they realize that a king would not do them a bit of good anyway. Albert Barnes has this note on the passage.

In sin, all Israel had asked for a king, when the Lord was their king; in sin, Ephraim had made Jeroboam king; in sin, their subsequent kings were made, without the counsel and advice of God; and now as the close of all, they reflect how fruitless it all was. They had a king, and yet, as it were, they had no king, since, God being angry with them, he had no strength to deliver them. And now, without love, the memory of their evil deeds crushes them beyond hope of remedy. - Albert Barnes

As a side note on Chapter 10, the JFB commentary makes it plain that this prophecy was uttered between Shalmaneser's first and second invasion of Israel and they see this chapter a being a kind of utterance of the unlawful and unwise treaties and geopolitical arrangements they made with bad actors during those days.


They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant:
thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.
The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven:
for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it,
for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it.
It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb:
Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.

(Hos 10:4-6)

One thing God hates, truly hates is lies, liars and oath breakers. We all have pet peeves and lying is one of the Lord's. Do you know what a habitual liar is? He is a person who has shown us who his spiritual father is. Satan is the father of lies and those who are his offspring have that deceitful DNA permeating their forked tongues. As a Christian for many years I can say this. When I was younger both physically and in the Lord, I wondered why the Lord hated lies so much.

We Americans have come to expect them, they are part of our daily lives. People lie, they lie all the time, they make commitments they know they are not going to keep, they make up stories they know are not true and vote for candidates they know will not keep their promises and sell you goods often based on some kind of falsehood. Even our money system is a kind of lie. Lying is as American as Washington DC. But you know what that shows us? It shows the the true spiritual state of our nation and the people who live in her. We are a nation of propagandists, liars and covenant breakers. There is no use in trying to paper over these things. I see it and more importantly God see's it.

Now today, we Americans make light of this and frankly very few mark that the spirit of lies and falsehood that have overtaken the US government but also do a far greater degree our entire society. Most folks don't see this as being even remotely significant. Drug makers lie about side effects, the military lies about its military successes, our media lie to us about what is going on in the world, even our sports stars lie to us about how games get 'fixed'. I could go on and on about lies in America but this is less about America that it is about what God thinks of them and those who tell them.

There is a judgment and it springs up like Hemlock. Hemlock is a poison. It was the poison they gave Socrates when they murdered him in Greece. It shuts down the Central Nervous system and its symptoms are nausea, vomiting, tremors, confusion, dizziness seizures and death occurs from respiratory failure or heart attack. This is the poison the prophet used to describe the judgment/curse that would fall upon them when the Lord turns his wrath on his people. It's almost like the Lord is describing the poison of lies as it spreads across the kingdom and brings in judgement. People become dizzy and their ability to control themselves becomes hindered as the poison spreads throughout the body.

The following verse makes plain that God has not forgotten those Calf-idols at Bethaven. We know that the Bull itself was one of the key idols that Hosea was talking about and that Bethaven was one of the key places of idolatry. But the phrase here is a slightly deeper connotation. Here is the word translated calves.

H5697
עגלה
‛eglâh
eg-law'
Feminine of H5695; a (female) calf, especially one nearly grown (that is, a heifer): - calf, cow, heifer.

The use of this word may be a kind of symbol of derision or mockery. Kind of like a calf that can barely stand up straight after it is born, in order to denote the weakness and impotence of the idols of the Northern Kingdom. I think the gist of what is said here is this - Samaria, the kings and priests were all 'calf worshipers' and Samaria was where the power was. It was the capital of the 10 tribes (1Ki_16:29; 1Ki_22:51; 2Ki_13:1; 2Ki_13:10; 2Ki_15:8)

Because of the coming desolation's the people would mourn for it, the priests that once loved it would fear because the 'glory' of it had departed. The word priest here is the word.

H3649
כּמר
kâmâr
kaw-mawr'
From H3648; properly an ascetic (as if shrunk with self maceration), that is, an idolatrous priest (only in plural): - Chemarims, (idolatrous) priests.

The phrase the glory has departed from it probably has many connotations. First that the its worshipers were gone and no longer frequented it as they awaited the wrath of the coming desolation. Second, it probably means that all the jewels and ornaments that adorned the piece of wood or metal that they worshiped would be stripped away from it. What is of note is that Israel mourns for this idol but not for her sins, nor does she do so before the Lord. It was for this stubborn idolatry that she was going to be rejected by the Lord and God was going to cast them off the land.

We will continue Hosea Chapter 10 soon, but before we get away from Hosea just yet, let me pass this on to a reader who was confused about the episode I quoted in Judges about the woman who was gang-raped in Gibeah.

Here is what one reader commented.

Hello. I was trying to read the Judges' passage that is amazingly similar to Sodom and Gomorrah. I guess it is stems from the same spirit/demon. That spirit always lusts after the same thing with the same desperation.  I don't quite understand the turn of events at the end when the man cuts up his concubine into 12 parts (12 tribes?)
Rather than answer that one I think one of the better commentaries puts this strange and revolting passage in perspective.
and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces; cut off her limbs at the joints of her bones, and made twelve pieces of them, according to the number of the tribes of Israel:

and sent her into all the coasts of Israel; that is, to every tribe, as Josephus says (y): there was now no supreme magistrate to apply unto for justice, nor the court of seventy elders, and therefore he took this strange and unheard of method to acquaint each of the tribes with the fact committed; this he did not out of disrespect to his wife, but to express the vehement passion he was in on account of her death, in the way it was, and to raise their indignation at the perpetrators of it. Ben Gersom thinks he did not send to the tribe of Benjamin, where the evil was done; but Abarbinel is of another mind, and as Levi was not a tribe that lay together in one part of the land, but was scattered in it, pieces might be sent to the two half tribes of Manasseh, as the one lay on the one side Jordan, and the other on the other, and so there were twelve for the twelve pieces to be sent unto. So Ptolemy king of Egypt killed his eldest son, and divided his members, and put them in a box, and sent them to his mother on his birthday (z). Chytraeus (a) writes, that about A. C. 140, a citizen of Vicentia, his daughter being ravished by the governor Carrarius, and cut to pieces, who had refused to send her to him, being sent back again, he put up the carcass in a vessel, and sent it to the senate of Venice, and invited them to punish the governor, and seize upon the city.
- John Gill

This was a horrible crime and this man who was wronged was going to make sure that no one in Israel could ignore what they did to his concubine. This was, if I had to give it a modern day analogy, kind of like a giving them a 'message they won't forget' kind of thing you may find in some Mafia movies. You can send a messenger to a guy and he may listen or ignore him but you send in a severed hand or head, and you have his full and undivided attention.

This is probably the sense this man was giving to he elders of his time, since there was no central magistrate, king or authority.

14 June

The Shooting

I know some of my readers would really like me to opine about the Florida shooting. I really have little to say. I think this is a horrible tragedy, I think this is the kind of thing that we have and can continue to expect as long as groups like ISIS are aided and abetted by the Gulf Shiekdoms and our own government. While, yes it's true that these days the US is indeed finally fighting ISIS, it is not clear to this author that the links between certain IS leaders and the US intelligence community have been severed. I am not convinced that they have been.

That aside, I also want to make it plain that as much as I find homosexuality repugnant, I can in no way whatsoever advocate or excuse violence against these people. God's offer of forgiveness extends to gays as well as to the straight. I think it most unwise for Christians or anyone to say they 'deserve' this because of their choices. We all 'deserve' death, for that is sin's wages. The killer, or rather mass murderer clearly had it 'in' for gays' The LAT has a great story on the lengths this guy had gone to target them.

Many people on the web are asking questions about if this was real or some kind of set up. I don't know, but for those of you who are skeptical that such a thing can happen, let me just say that some of these mass shootings did have some powerful people behind them who were indeed pulling the strings, before, during and most importantly after the shooting to gain control of the narrative in the media. I will say this and take it for what it is worth, which admittedly may not be much -  this shooting hits all the right buttons. It gives sympathy to the gay community, it demonizes religious people, it will eventually give more power to the LE community and certainly give more impetus to the gun control lobby. This could not have been better for some on the political Left it they had planned from the beginning.

Well, I can only say that there are still a lot of people in Hospital who may not recover from their wounds.

Brothers I also want to say this clearly, this kind of preaching that praised this killers actions is not of God. No one who murders another or calls for another man's murder has eternal life in them.

Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer
 hath eternal life abiding in him
(1 John 3:15, KJV)

Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.
He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth,
because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar, and the father of it. 
(John 8:43-44, KJV)


To call for another man's murder or to praise such a thing?  That is the devil talking or someone who was paid to make such statement in order to create a backlash against Christians. Please do not allow a twisted message claiming to be from God turn you to hating these people. We were all sinners before we came to the cross and even some of our Christian leaders have been honest enough to tell the world of their own struggles against homosexuality.

Please, pray for the those victims of this shooting who are still in hospital as well as the families of those who have lost loved ones.

Brothers, there is already too much hate out there. We don't need anyone preaching it from the Pulpit. God loves Gay people enough to call them to repentance and to the cross of Christ, just like he did for me and you when we were sinners.

And for those of you who want to cast stones at these victims...


So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them,
He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 
(John 8:7, KJV)
But... who knows what else will come out of all of this?


13 Jun

Quo Vadis Americum?

(Where are you going America?)

Where is this once great land heading? Where are our elite going to take us? That is a question that more and more seems clear to wide Awake Americans, those who know their God and can see the times. There are some very ugly things going on in our world today and inside the nation, we are seeing all the growing signs of a society in terminal decline. Over the weekend, we saw the worst mass shooting in American history when an alleged American Muslim (I have to say that as the MSM news these days is pretty unreliable) shot over 100 and killed over 50 people and a gay bar in Florida. As of Sunday PM, the newsbeat makes clear that this was an act of terrorism with possible ties to ISIS.

It's hard to understand what has happened this once great land if one does not understand what God has and does expect from America. We as a nation have been guilty of an orgy of  violence, both at home and abroad. This shooting was not the last one, and as we all know it is hardly the first mass shooting in America. This has been a consistent pattern in American society. Someone either going crazy or making some twisted political statement with a loaded weapon.

Brothers, America is falling into the lap of satan. When violence, perversions and corruption meet, satan is certainly a key ingredient in the mix. This is what has happened to the nation. You see, I don't really think there is anything that can, at this point in time, be done for the nation. It's too far gone. On the last day, America and her citizens will be considered 'goat nations'. This is one of the things the man who had the visions of 'I saw the Tribulation' saw.  I think that yes, this is what we will be seeing in our nation. More 'goat like' characteristics showing forth.  He said that if America did not repent by 2003, that she would be lumped in with the Goat nations.

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him,
 then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered
all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth
his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand,
but the goats on the left.

 (Matthew 25:31-33, KJV)

What was once blessed beyond all others can be cursed in the same manner if we as a nation fail to repent or our truly abominable crimes. Dear brethren. I have long felt, in fact for about a decade, in my spirit and in my prayer closet, that America has passed some spiritual threshold from which she will never return. One look at the kinds of people we have running for President should really tell us of the real character of our nation. From wars, the covert instigation of them, setting brother against brother in race wars overseas, to overthrowing the governments of others - this has been the pattern of America and the people are none the wiser and worse, most just don't care.  This is the center of luciferian control. Yes, I did say and mean luciferian. Shaking the kingdoms again, this is directly our of the dirge against Lucifer found in the book of Isiah, 14th chapter (Dirge against Lucifer/Babylon).

They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee,
saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble,
that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness,
and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the
house of his prisoners?
 (Isaiah 14:16-17, KJV)


Brothers, America has been doing this for some time now, particularly under President Obama. Arms? who sells the most weapons in our world today? It's America, that's who. Isiah, in chapter 14 is laying out who lucifer is and just as importantly giving us a vivid and poetic description of true luciferian government. Brothers I can tell you this -  it is incredibly deceptive and just as seductive.

So where is America heading? Where will the next administration take us? Will violence and arrogant unilateralism continue on at its usual satanic proportions, or will some kind of sanity take hold? Will Americans continue to dope themselves up with Heroin, Pot and anti-depressants? Will sexual immorality (both hetero and homo) grow to even greater abominable heights? Will traitors, criminals and spies continue to be given free reign in the halls of power?

Brothers, I think there is about a 0% chance for positive change and a 99.9% chance that things will continue to slide downhill at an even more rapid pace under the next President, regardless of party or gender.

We Americans have set a pattern and mold for ourselves and we can no longer break free of it.

We want our wealth, sin and pleasures too much to make a change, so we flock to leaders who promise us more wealth, sin and pleasure and could care less about the consequences, either temporal or spiritual. The candidate who promises the best 4 year party gets into the White House.

We'll worry about paying for it later.

The problem is that for all of those past party's, later is today.

I do not see any signs of repentance in America  but rather a stubborn pride and arrogance in its sinfulness as somehow it's divine right to do evil. Well, it is 'divine' - to the god of this world and the spirit of this age.

Dear readers I take no pleasure in writing this. None. But there is a lack of divine insight and moreover a deep cowardice I see in far too many Christians who would rather be loved by this world than stand up against evil and speak out against it. This can and should be done by more pastors and priests, by more prophets and bloggers who claim (let me stress that word CLAIM)  to know the Lord.

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet,
and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness,
and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice;
they take delight in approaching to God. Wherefore have we fasted, say they,
and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge?
Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.
Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness:
ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
s it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow
down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him?
wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness,
 to undo the heavy burdens,
and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye
break every yoke?
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that
thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked,
that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward.
 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say,
Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul;
then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought,
and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water,
 whose waters fail not.
(Isa 58:1-11)



Why is America - the American experiment failing? It is because the nation has turned on the Lord and given heed to deceitful spirits and wicked men and women whose hearts are given over to covetousness, sexual immorality, false religion, hate, murder and every wicked deed. These are the kinds of men and women Americans consistently elevate into positions of power and influence. The deeper problem is that such men and women in fact, are a deeper reflection of the character of far too many people in our nation...

...Nominal 'Christians' included.

Like the lost, they want their cake and eat it too without thought of the broader and deeper consequences of their choices on the nation and others in the nation. When I see the rise of men like Trump and the support he is getting from a lot of so called Christians, I ask myself - do they even care what a Trump Presidency will do to the poor, to minorities and the homeless? Or are they voting for him because they hated Obama or because he is White and says some things that often sound pretty racist? What is motivating so many White Americans to vote for a guy like Trump?

This is not so much a slam against Trump as it is a slam against the narrow, selfish and yes, devilish mentality that afflicts those who claim to be  (but aren't) Christians. But those on the left felt the same way about Obama. Christians, particularly Black Christians flocked to the polls to put him into power. What did he give us? Homosexuality and forcing Christian institutions to pay for abortions -  more wars (though covert ones) that targeted the very poorest people on earth. He did not bind up the wounds of the poor man, he blew them to smithereens. He allowed is own intelligence agencies to  give arms to terrorists  (he signed the waiver) and then tried to lie about who was getting the arms. Yes, while they will lie like the devil about it, US intelligence was key in assisting, in organizing, training and directing ISIS from it's very inception. What was the result? Go here and find out.


This is the devils work and the devil is working so hard, even in his 'heat acclimated' biology, he is breaking sweat working so hard!! He has been given significant latitude by a succession of Presidential administrations, not just Obama's to get busy with his satanic undertakings. They all seem to be saying to him, "We love you Lou... keep up the evil work!!"


But you know what? I am not going to blame Obama nor Bush. This is a system and the American people are the root and branch of it. They know our Government is up to evil, but deep down inside, they don't care, not as long as there is gas at the pump, ice cream in the fridge and a 12 ounce steak and their local restaurant. If the severed heads of God's sheep are rolling around the desert as a result of American policies, what is that to them? They are heading off to the movies to see the next installment of the latest comic book spinoff.

This is wickedness and the Church in America is part and parcel of this system. They are not called out (Ekkleisa - Church/called out ones) and separate as the Lord commands, they are the deeply intertwined with it, and dare not speak against the hand that feeds them and keeps them comfortable... and deceived.

Quo Vadis Americum? Where are you going? What are you doing? What is your plan? Is it to kill up half the planet so you can keep your SUV? Is it to blow away more women and children so you can feel safe and secure on your tempurpedic mattress, pooping Zoloft with your Obamacare prescription? How many other people's countries are we going to set loose the demons of chaos, instability, hate in order to bring in fascism - RACIST fascism to the others?

Dear readers, God is good and knows those people, that little flock that are truly this. His people will cringe at giving support to this system, except to change it for the better, not just for themselves, but for the sake of others in the nation and more importantly to align the nations priorities with those of the most high God, rather than the most low satan.

Americans prefer the most low satan and trends in this nation in almost every sphere of life make this plain to those who know God.

Brothers, we as sincere Christians need to stop thinking we can change this nation for the better in the political realm. If there is going to be a positive change that we can effect, it is going to have to be in our prayer closets and prayer groups. Deep, intercessory prayer should be lifted up for the people and institutions of this nation and that the strongholds of satanic influence are both exposed and taken down.

We don't need another political action committee, or another head-fake candidate who will tell his constituents what they want to hear during the election and then betray them afterwards. Such men are liars and no consistent and habitual liar has anything to do with the Lord. They are servants of the devil - man or woman;  Black or White.


Brothers, it is my hope that we as nation do some soul searching. But if that is not possible, perhaps Christians, real Christians can and begin to make a difference in the Spiritual realm against the deep satanic stronghold that has its tentacles wrapped round all three branches of Government in DC and has a pretty strong grip in many State Houses, Police Stations, County Councils, Courts and other key institutions in the American nation.

Where is America heading? Where will she head? She needs to change direction and begin to acknowledge God in all things and give honor to him, not just in form, but it word and in deed. This nation needs to remember the God who made us into the very great nation we are or discover what it means to be known as the land of Ichabod.
12 Jun

A New Way To Track You

This is a most interesting and highly technical way to track people while they surf. I hope you all get a chance to read it and go to the test site and see if you are vulnerable. This is based on a White Paper out of Princeton U. that is linked in the document. It uses your sound card as a tool to fingerprint you.

The White paper is good so check it out. Though technical in nature, most of it is readable to lay people. The paper also talks about less known methods like Canvas, WebRTC and several other lesser known methods of tracking now transpiring across millions of sites on the web. You may have never heard of these methods. You should take time out and find out more. And find some extensions or addons that block these methods. Now I have run these tests on different browsers and extensions and I find that only in Pale Moon has this new Audio tracking tool not worked. More and more I have come to respect that little browser as it is very fast (faster that FF) and has some built in security features that disallow a lot of tracking that FF refuses (that is the right word) to implement into its browser  - like built in XSS support.

So what should you do? Well, first of all don't think all of this tracking is innocuous. Someone spent a lot of time, research and money to discover this new way of tracking. Why?

Because they want to track you, that's why!

This is one of those tools they were probably hoping no one would find out about. Now I can tell you that based upon some 'fingerprints' in that paper that someone in government wanted people to know about this new method. That is the good news. The bad news is that from what I gather, Google is the worst offender and the US government is all over Google.


This is one thing about Android you should all be most careful of. Google owns it and whenever you have that thing on, wherever you go, your data is going into the databases that no one can legally tell you about.  No one will tell you how its being used, if its being sold to the Saudi's, Iranians, Chinese or Al Qaeda and don't laugh, unless somewhere the law in clear black and white forbids it, they will do it. If there is a gray area in the law, they will drive a truck right through it.

This is one reason I was so disappointed when the folks at SailfishOS (Jolla) made a tablet and could only produce a few prototypes and had to stop making them. They ran into a sudden 'cash crunch' and then their suppliers started  'having problems' on them. You can read about their ordeal here.

What I know is this. The US intelligence community has in the past gone after both domestic and foreign companies who threaten the NSA's and the CIA's dominance in the mobile technology market. Read that last sentence and internalize it.

When they see another player come along that threatens their dominance and their ability to track, monitor, data mine, do remote access (getting into your system reading your personal files and passwords with no warrant or probable cause), harass, set up and blackmail ordinary people, they will go after them or hire/encourage others to do it for them. Now, I fully confess, I don't know for a fact that this is what happened to the Jolla tablet. But given the Sailfish OS's difficulty in gaining a foothold in the US mobile phone market and the deep and often secret cooperation all of your mobile device makers, network providers and makers of Operating Systems have had here in the US with the NSA and the CIA, I don't think its too hard to do the math. This I know, People who use SailfishOS really, really like it. What is more the battery in some of  their products is user replaceable, something that the US intelligence community really frowns upon. Why? I will tell you based on my experiences.

When they hacked my laptop, they had some kind of malware that scanned my Samsung Chronos HD. I could not stop it and I could not turn it off (the powerbutton was disabled by the malware). If I had a notebook with a battery that I could take out, I would have. I didn't so I couldn't. My Chronos' battery can be taken out, but it requires some serious effort tools and probably about 30 min of work the first time you try it.

Now you know why your tablets and phones don't have replaceable batteries and a hellfire missile is likely to 'accidentally' hit a factory that tries to make one.

I have long known about this vulnerability and did not want to really talk about it as I really do like to give our security the benefit of any substantial doubts I have about their tools. But since it is being abused to go after bloggers and not terrorists; the brothers and not violent neo-Nazi's, and hit out at activists and others who are trying to bring positive change to the nation - they need to be aware. Moreover the Intel community seems intent on attacking Americans rather than protecting them. So, until I see some fundamental change, I will from time to time, with great care talk about some of the things I discovered when the Feds turned operation 'nigger catcher' on me. I do this ONLY to help others who could very well come into their crosshairs to protect themselves from the skulduggery, often illegal skulduggery they engage in.

Someone in the US wants to kill any alternative to the two US dominant players and will do whatever it takes to make sure they keep it, including destroying someones legal, and legitimate business both here at home and overseas. Make it look like a comedy of errors so that they would be shut down or unable to produce the offending piece of software or hardware.

The bad news is that the tablet is dead, but they do have a lot of phones about and their OS is being actively worked on. The threat to them? Some US intelligence front will go in and try and buy it up, fund it, and load it up with NSA spyware to make sure that they can do their dirt to people they want to target.

Now I am going to tell this. The Intelligence community when they were harassing me, hacked my site. They harvested my password and hacked my site. How did they do it? Filezilla the Mozilla owned FTP client was the vector. The intelligence community... I got enemies over there. A lot of them. They hate me. Some with a perfect hatred. Why? First off, I am a Christian. Second,  I am Black. They don't like people in either group they cannot control. If they can find a Tom or a Judas, they'll love you. If you are a brother who really cares about fixing what's wrong in Black America and are not afraid to step on toes, Black or White, these guys will come after you. These guys are determined to keep what's broken in Black America as broken as possible and make sure that whatever works... gets broken. They use many of their sock puppet Black leaders to do it with

If you are Christian preaching the whole unvarnished word of God, they will come after you. They will find a legal way to do it. If you are Black they will call you a 'Violent Militant' even if you are dedicated to peace and do not or ever have owned a weapon. If you are a Christian they will call you a 'raving fundamentalist', even though you preach and live the law of love and seek peace with ALL men. But other activists and bloggers as well are under a very similar threat. They will come after you, sooner or later, one way or another they will 'seek and destroy' Americans who wish to bring in genuine positive change into American society.  I will say this -  those corporate ties between the NSA and the CIA? That is a big part of your problem. There are billions of dollars at stake in the 'people repression' business. When big business wants to take someone down or out, they call in the hounds of hell over in the Intelligence Community.

Be warned.

Remember I passed on how this was done last January. (excerpt  follows)

I am sincerely hoping that the Intelligence Oversight Committee's will reel in the cowboy's over there at NSA and also in the CIA and put a leash on them made of tungsten steel and a whip that every time they hear it crack, they cringe in fear. Yes, I want them to be able do their jobs when those jobs protect, rather than victimize Americans, but to make sure that they know the boundaries, respect them and if they don't respect them, that clear and most unpleasant punishment is certain.


One thing I will pass on now is how the Intel boys got into the backend of my site and would  (a few years ago) change my updates. This was not legal, but they did it. Let me start by saying this (I have to be careful). Mozilla has 'connections' into the intel community. I cannot say more about that but let me make that fact crystal clear.

The job of Intel people are to gather intelligence. They do that by exploiting 'grey areas' in US law (when it comes to US citizens) that allows them to or rather, they think allows them to  do what most people assume they are prevented from doing. This is how they did it.

Yesterday morning, August 5, a Firefox user informed us that an advertisement on a news site in Russia was serving a Firefox exploit that searched for sensitive files and uploaded them to a server that appears to be in Ukraine. This morning Mozilla released security updates that fix the vulnerability. All Firefox users are urged to update to Firefox 39.0.3. The fix has also been shipped in Firefox ESR 38.1.1.

The vulnerability comes from the interaction of the mechanism that enforces JavaScript context separation (the “same origin policy”) and Firefox’s PDF Viewer. Mozilla products that don’t contain the PDF Viewer, such as Firefox for Android, are not vulnerable. The vulnerability does not enable the execution of arbitrary code but the exploit was able to inject a JavaScript payload into the local file context. This allowed it to search for and upload potentially sensitive local files.

The files it was looking for were surprisingly developer focused for an exploit launched on a general audience news site, though of course we don’t know where else the malicious ad might have been deployed. On Windows the exploit looked for subversion, s3browser, and Filezilla configurations files, .purple and Psi+ account information, and site configuration files from eight different popular FTP clients. On Linux the exploit goes after the usual global configuration files like /etc/passwd, and then in all the user directories it can access it looks for .bash_history, .mysql_history, .pgsql_history, .ssh configuration files and keys, configuration files for remina, Filezilla, and Psi+, text files with “pass” and “access” in the names, and any shell scripts. Mac users are not targeted by this particular exploit but would not be immune should someone create a different payload. [Update: we’ve now seen variants that do have a Mac section, looking for much the same kinds of files as on Linux.]

The exploit leaves no trace it has been run on the local machine. If you use Firefox on Windows or Linux it would be prudent to change any passwords and keys found in the above-mentioned files if you use the associated programs. People who use ad-blocking software may have been protected from this exploit depending on the software and specific filters being used. - Mozilla.org


Now I highlighted Filezilla for a reason. That was the FTP program I used to use. I use it no longer. Why not? The same folks run both Firefox and Filezilla. Moreover, I never liked the idea that my Filezilla password was stored in the clear - no encryption and no possible way to encrypt it.  You can find it in the directory in the sitesettings.xml file in plaintext.

So when you went to certain sites (thousands of them) run by certain people who put the vulnerability in BOTH PIECES of the software to begin with (this was not an accident or oversight, despite claims to the contrary), they harvested the password to the back-end of your site. They probably did this will hundreds of thousands of bloggers and sites without their knowledge.

I know of at least one occasion for sure and I am fairly certain about a dozen times that my site was hacked in such a manner and I know who did it and why.

I just did not know how.

FYI, if you have one of those new 4th generation intel processors... brothers, they can do similar things to you when your computer when it's not even connected to the internet. More here.

Why do I bring his up here? Because it is nearly impossible to find a good FTP client that is not somehow vulnerable to a similar hack. Some of the good older ones, well in Ubuntu, they stopped working in the latest version (Gftp). In windows... there is no such thing as anything that the Intel boys cannot hack with only a few exceptions. So what is the answer? How did this happen? Well, in the past quiet pressure is brought to bear on software makers to stop making software that they have difficulty in exploiting and using to set up and or kill bloggers and activists. This is particularly true in firewalls, antivirus makers and anything related to either security or tracking.

Why would someone want to make sure that FTP clients that bloggers use can be easily hacked?

So they can change, remove and otherwise alter stuff on their site or as I strongly suspect they tried to do with me, upload stuff on their server to entrap them. I had a lot of problems with my servers during their operation and it went down many times. But other things that pointed me to what they were trying to do made it plain who was behind it, but for the sake of others, I will not say more.

Yes, this is clearly and totally illegal.

With me, some were trying to upload classified material on my servers to set me up as some kind of a leaker. I have no classified data that has not already been leaked via Wikileaks, released in mainstream news organizations or has been officially declassified. The only kinds of classified data I will ever post here are files officially declassified.

But upload data to my site I had never seen or had access to in order to set me up and accuse me?

Yet from what I understand, they were going to do it anyway. Those are the kinds of devils we have working in the Intelligence Community.

Simply put - activists need to get into reality and get secure. Real secure. If not, they will come after you and take you down. You won't even know what hit you or why when Uncle Sam hits you like a ton of bricks. Let me tell you this - A President Trump or a President Hillary are not going to protect you. Just the opposite, both are very likely to roll back any of the very tepid reforms already put in place. So keep that fact in mind.

Now.... I say the following without the slightest touch of arrogance, so take what I say here in the spirit it is given.

I know I am considerably smarter and more observant than most. Additionally I used to work in the IC and had a very, very high clearance and know how these guys operate. I had a distinct advantage that 99% of bloggers and activists don't have and never will have. It's not possible for them to get it. That is why I am still walking around and not observing the growth of grassroots from six feet under. I also have something most others who once worked in the IC don't have. That is courage. I will talk about these things... carefully but I will talk about them if the cowboys, traitors and half-wits over there keep forgetting who they are supposed to be working for.

But my courage comes from the fact that I know my God and he wants people particularly Christians to be wise as serpents in these times and that Christian's often are very naive about a lot of the harsher realities our world and nation face. They think patriotism is a shield from this kind of treatment. It isn't. It is a blindfold that keeps you from seeing the enemy approaching you with an axe, a bucket and a mop.

All three will be needed when he cuts off your head. Yes, I am using some colorful language here, but keep in mind just how the saints in the last days are appointed to die and who reigns with Christ during the millennium reign

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them:
and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus,
and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image,
neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.
This is the first resurrection.

 (Rev 20:4-5, KJV)

Colorful? Yes. A bit shocking? Yes. But also biblically accurate.

Did you know how loyal HItler's Brown-shirts were? They were the most loyal group of men Hitler had in his service.

It did not save them when their usefulness was over. Many gave the Hitler Salute and said 'Heil Hitler', just before they were executed.... by Hitler.

Let us all pause and consider these things and let Christian bloggers and others who seek love, faith righteousness and truth in Christ Jesus. Let us do our work while we can. Let us have the same mind of Christ in these matters who said...

I must