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December 31st, 2012
Report No. 1
Could Belgium bring
down Scientology? (1)
Scientologists may be facing their most
daunting court case yet, and all
it took was for someone to stop calling them a cult.
After a years long legal battle,
federal prosecutors in Belgium now believe their investigation is
complete enough to charge the Church of Scientology and its leaders as a criminal
organization on charges of extortion, fraud, privacy breaches,
and the illegal practice of medicine.
"The decision follows years
of investigation that was triggered by a
complaint by the Labour Mediation Service in the Brussels Region.
Labour mediators were unhappy with a number of labour contracts," reads
the report from Flanders News.
"The matter ended up on the desk of examining magistrate Michel Claise,
who ordered raids on Church
of Scientology premises in 2008. During the raids police managed to
seize a wealth of evidence," they add.
Report No. 2
Report No. 2
Head Of Opus Dei
reaffirms Prelature is not a
Bishop Javier Echevarria Rodriguez,
head of the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei, countered what he called "unfair
and ridiculous attacks" against Opus Dei on Immaculate Heart Radio....
"Because of documentaries, the mainstream media, as well as books like
The DiVince Code," he said, "far too many people have been seduced
by the idea that we're Catholic Freemasons; a secret society
manipulating the Church from within. But these are all lies."
There you have it!
Mr. Echevarria has opened the doors to justify massive raids on Opus
facilities and to be charged as a criminal organization. Sort of like a
Passover on reverse.
) and enemies, on a worldwide scale, are certainly not
We tried to warn
but they thought that "they knew best". They are doomed
their arrogance prevents them from seeing it and take defensive action.
December 30th, 2012 [Feast of the Holy Family]
Report No. 1
At Israel school,
anyone can learn to be a prophet. (1)
Instead of long beards and robes, they
wear track suits and T-shirts. Their tablets are electronic, not hewn
of stone, and they hold smartphones, not staffs. They may not look the
part, but this ragtag group of Israelis is training to become the next
generation of prophets.
For just 200 shekels, about $53, and in only 40 short classes, the Cain and Abel School for Prophets
says it will certify anyone as a modern-day Jewish soothsayer. The
school, which launched classes this month, has baffled critics, many of
whom have dismissed it as a blasphemy or a fraud.
On a religious level, Jewish tradition recognizes a few dozen prophets
from the biblical era - from the monumental figures of Abraham, Moses
and Elijah to lesser known foretellers of doom and tormented
questioners like Micah the Morashtite and Habakkuk.
Tradition says no one can be a prophet ever since the Romans destroyed
the second temple in Jerusalem in the year 70 and the era of prophecy can only be
revived with the arrival of the Messiah and the temple's rebuilding.
As one Talmudic phrase puts it, the only prophets now are children
That (criticism) hasn't deterred the school's founder and sole teacher
Shmuel Hapartzy, a follower of Chabad, a worldwide Orthodox Jewish
outreach and worship movement that has come under fire because part of its membership crowned its
late leader the Messiah. The Chabad movement in Israel has
distanced itself from the school.
Anyone looking in the curriculum for "Parting the Sea 101" or "How to
Predict the Future" or even "Principles of Proclaiming A Jeremiad" will
be disappointed. Instead,
students learn about the meaning of dreams, the classification of
angels, the mysteries of the holy spirit. They learn how to discern a
person's inner feelings from his or her external behavior and
Faced with this, the only English expression
- actually, it is an Amercicanism - that we could use here as a comment
Report No. 2
Spanish mums strip off to save school bus line. (1)
A group of Spanish mothers has
decided to bare all to save their school bus line.
The action for a calendar is
aimed at raising some 43,000 euros after regional authorities in
Montserrat, near Valencia, decided to restrict local pick-ups as part
of a cost-cutting exercise.
Stripping off has proved to
be an effective fund-raiser for good causes in the past, so the
mothers’ have high hopes their New Year calendar will soon see them and
their kids back on public transport.
It is agood thing that this is a
"Catholic" country! Imagine what they would have done otherwise!
Report No. 3
taboo in India. (1)
Khushi thought it was cancer. Ankita
thought she was injured. None of the girls knew why they were suddenly
bleeding,..... They cried and were terrified and then they asked their
mothers. And their mothers
said, you are normal. You are menstruating. You are a woman now.
But that is not all. The girls,.... were also told: when you
menstruate, don't cook food because you will pollute it. Don't touch idols because you will
defile them. Don't
handle pickles because they will go rotten with your touch.
Pickles, I asked Ankita? Yes, madam, she told me,... My mother says it
is so. Her mother believed it, and her mother before her. It must be true.
I read of another girl who said that her nail polish had spoiled
because she had applied it during her period. She saw nothing
weird about this.
I met Ankita and her peers in November, while accompanying a sanitation
and hygiene carnival, the Great Wash Yatra, which has traveled a
thousand miles across rural India.
The aim of the Yatra,
organized by a nonprofit called WASH United, is to spread the right
messages about health and hygiene - do not defecate in the open,
wash your hands with soap
after the toilet and before eating....
Well, now we know why they have the rulers they do. "Christian" England
had an opportunity to civilize this people but, as usual in the history
of "Christian" colonization - they just pillaged and plundered the
country until they were booted out.
One thing is being "Christian", which means to hide behind the Holy
Name of God to "Pillage and plunder thy neighbor" and another is being
Christian, without quotation marks, as John
forty years in a most hostile environment - anticlerical Italy.
December 28th, 2012 [Memorial
of the Holy Innocents]
Report No. 1
India opens inquiry
into Delhi bus gang rape.
There has been a fresh outbreak of
violence in the Indian capital Delhi during protests over the gang rape of young student.
The 23-year-old victim of the December 16 attack is still critically
ill after being beaten,
for almost an hour and
thrown out of a moving bus.
Six people, including the bus driver, are being held in connection with
Any country wherein its capital city a woman is allowed
to be gang raped
for one hour on a public bus, is a country ruled by savages.
It is a disgrace that such rulers are accepted on an equal basis by
most world leaders. May God deal with them in accordance to His Will.
Report No. 2
Dentist who fired
assistant for being ‘irresistible’ acted within the law. (1)
The Iowa state Supreme Court has upheld
the decision that a dentist acted within the law when he fired an
assistant for being "irresistible". Melissa Nelson who had been working
for Dr. James Knight since 1999 was fired in January 2010 as she posed
a threat to his marriage.
Portugal comments: Assuming
Melissa Nelson, says she saw Knight as a father figure and was shocked
when he said that he couldn't be trusted around her.
that Dr. Knight provided some extra
compensation for the lay-off of Ms. Nelson, since it was not her fault
we think that he acted in an admirable manner and is a man to be
If priests had acted in such manner, the damages caused by their sexual
deviations would have been greatly reduced. It turns out that Dr.
Knight is more of a man of God than those who live off the Gospel as
the parasites that they are.
God does not lead us into temptation as the very wrong
translation of the Lord's Prayer claims. God helps us not fall prey to
temptation as they arise, and the first step in the avoidance of sin is
to remove whatever may trigger our miserable humanity into sinning.
Report No. 3
Mega ice meteor lands in Morocco. (1)
A Moroccan farmer got the shock of his
life when a giant snowball fell to earth leaving a half metre hole in
The farmer from the Hrira region split the ice and put it in his fridge
to prevent it melting. Local authorities then sent a team of scientists who confirmed
that it was in fact a 'mega meteor' from space.
Are we witnessing the preview of the
manifestation of Revelations 8 - a mixture of
the first and second Trumpets? Or, their symbolic filfillment as we
rush into the "Grand Finale" without much ado?
December 26th, 2012 [Memory
of St. Stephen - First
Martyr of Christianity]
Report No. 1
Idaho senator facing DUI had image as
When U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo sponsored a
2010 bill to cut taxes on small beer brewers, he said he did so for
pro-business, not pro-beer reasons.
A Mormon, the Idaho
Republican told The Associated Press at
the time that he abstains from alcohol, and he pledged to have a
root beer to celebrate if the bill passed.
Crapo's arrest early Sunday in a Washington, D.C., suburb on suspicion
of drunken driving suggests a private life that departed from his
public persona as a teetotaling member of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints. About a quarter of Idaho's population subscribes to
the Mormon faith, which prohibits members from using alcohol, as well
as coffee, tea and tobacco.
In a statement Sunday, Crapo took responsibility and pledged to ensure
"this circumstance is never repeated."
"I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance,"
said Crapo, 61. "I made a
mistake for which I apologize to my family, my Idaho constituents and
any others who have put their trust in me."
Word spread quickly that Crapo was arrested after authorities say he ran a red light and registered
a 0.11 percent blood-alcohol level on a breath test in Alexandria, Va.,
where the legal limit is 0.08.
It took his colleagues in
Idaho completely off-guard.
The typical behavior by these type of people;
a type which, unfortunately, is quite common.
That "It took his colleagues...
completely off guard
"? Not surprised.
The world, right now, has the proverbial freight train approaching it
at high speed, in a collision
course, and they just can't see it. Why can't they? Because they live
most of the people of the world do. Why most of the people of the world
denial? Because, since they do not know what
they hope that "the approaching freight train may just go away".....
which will go away just as WW I, WW II
away" and what
we know as Noah's
What fools! This
is (or should we use the past tense - "was"?) their last hope for
waking up in time.
December 24th, 2012 [Christmas
Report No. 1
A Christmas Sky
Just when you thought Christmas was
over: At the end of the day on Dec. 25th, a pair of holiday lights will
pop out of the deepening twilight. Jupiter and the Moon are having a
It’s a beautiful apparition, visible all around the globe. Even city dwellers, who often miss
astronomical events because of light pollution, can see the show.
Separated by less than 2 degrees, the bright pair will beam right
through urban lights.
December 22nd, 2012
Report No. 1
Violence is baked
into popular culture. (1)
Well aware that the television audience
may be particularly sensitive, the Showtime network aired a disclaimer
warning audiences of violent content in the season finales of its
dramas "Homeland" and "Dexter" last weekend. It was two days after a
gunman killed 26 people in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
The political thriller "Homeland" that night featured the burial of a
bullet-ridden body at sea and a car bomb that killed scores of people.
"Dexter," about a serial killer, had a couple of murders.
Viewer sensitivity, it seems,
was not an issue: Sunday's "Homeland" was the highest-rated episode in
the two years the series has been on the air. "Dexter" was the top-rated episode
of any series in Showtime history.
That's just one illustration
of how violence and gunplay are baked into the popular culture of
television, movies and video games.
"The Avengers," this year's
top earner with a box office gross of $623 million, features an
assassin with a bow and arrow and the destruction of New York City. No. 2 is "The Dark Night Rises" ($448
million), with considerable gun violence including the takeover of the
New York Stock Exchange. "The
Hunger Games" is No. 3 ($408 million), with an entire premise
based on violence — a survivor's game involving youngsters.
The top-selling video game
in November was "Call of Duty: Black Ops II," .... For players,
"enemies swarm and you pop their heads and push forward,"
The second-ranked "Halo 4"
is dark as well, and in the
No. 3 "Assassin's Creed 3," a game where players get points
based on how quickly and creatively they kill pursuers.
I rest my case.
As we have said more times than we could possibly remember, the only
thing left to do is to pray
. Unfortunately, only a very reduced
of individuals are taking this exhortation seriously.
December 20th, 2012
on this page will become less frequent than they have been in the past.
Whenever we make a post on this forum, the date will appear at the
bottom of the Divine
Posts of Divine Encouragement
will continue as usual.
December 18th, 2012
A news item reminder... (1)
On November 2008, White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, said:
let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an
opportunity to do things you couldn't do before."
We shall see what the Connecticut event yields.
December 17th, 2012
Portugal continues to comment....
on the Connecticut shooting.
Seven minutes of advertisement in a
30 minute TV program slot generates enough money, through the sale of
the advertised product, to pay for the very steep price of a thirty
minute nationwide televised programing. Such is the high level of
brainwashing a total of
seven minutes commercial spots
Now.... imagine what endless hours of playing violent video games and
viewing movies full of hatred and violence can achieve in developing
That is really what is at the root of the mass killing in Connecticut
and anywhere in the world
if gun ownership were to be restricted - which it should be -
other means of mass killing will be found and would be used.
The only real solution to this problem will not be implemented by
man, ever! Hell will freeze over before the sales of violent video
games are banned. It is a matter of money, and Mammon rules supreme.
Blessedly, Mammon's rule will soon end by the Hand of God.
Let us continue to
December 16th, 2012
About the Connecticut shooting. (1)
The massacre of 26 children and adults
at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching
around the world even as it
raised more basic questions about why the
20-year-old gunman was driven to such a crime and how he chose
Police have shed no light on any motive, and investigators were trying
to learn more about the suspect Adam Lanza.
Has anyone stopped to think how Our Lord
Jesus Christ and our Mother, Mary, feel about what happened? Do people
really know that They love each one of us with an intensity that we
cannot even begin to comprehend?
If we are saddened and outraged, how must they feel after almost 200 years of trying
to get us back on the right track
. How many millions upon
millions of US citizens have visited Marian Shrines around the world?
If a substantial fraction of those religious travelers had obeyed what
Mary has been clamoring for, do you really think that we would be
seeing what we are seeing in the US? In the world?
The "Pious Set" frequently say and/or think: "Boy, those Jews/Muslims/Hindus/pagans are
really going to get it when our Lord Jesus Christ returns.
Well, through the readers of these these pages, we want to communicate
to the "Pious Set",
wherever they may be, that this is what Jesus said:
he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten
with few stripes. And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall
be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will
demand the more. [Luke
Those who may be now in the state that I was prior to March 19,
1985, are going to get off
however, those who are aware of the Marian Apparitions and the
urgent requests made (2)
should get ready for a very shocking and
surprise - ".... unto
whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required..."
Do not think that I am exempt from the above. The more God
reveals to me - which is much and on a regular basis - the more I will
accountable for should I not use it and/or apply it as He Wills that I
do. Divine Laws are applicable to all.
December 15th, 2012
The Army released suicide data for the month of November. (1)
During November, among active-duty
soldiers, there were 12
potential suicides: one has been confirmed as a suicide and 11
remain under investigation.
For October, the Army
reported 20 potential
suicides among active-duty soldiers; since the release of that
report, one case has been removed for a total of 19 cases: nine have
been confirmed as suicides and 10 remain under investigation.
For 2012, there have
been 177 potential
active-duty suicides: 113 have been confirmed as suicides
and 64 remain under investigation.
Active-duty suicide number
for 2011: 165 confirmed as suicides and no cases under
Not on active-duty suicide
numbers for 2011: 118 (82 Army National Guard and 36 Army
Reserve) confirmed as suicides and no cases under investigation.
Suicide is a major, preventable
public health problem. In 2007, it was the tenth leading cause of
death in the U.S
., accounting for 34,598 deaths. The overall
rate was 11.3 suicide deaths per 100,000 people. An estimated 11
attempted suicides occur per every suicide death. (2)
Let us pray for our mostly forgotten and
suffering brothers and sisters at either side of the veil.
of Defense Reports
Report No. 2
If you are planning
a trip - using ground or air transportation - you may want to become
familiar with the latest "steal thy
" technique -
Clever indeed, so stay alert!
December 14th, 2012
Ten arrested in theft of Web Data. (1)
International authorities, with some
help from Facebook, have arrested 10 people accused of operating a
network of infected computers that stole personal information from
millions of victims.
The Justice Department said Tuesday night that the F.B.I. and
international agencies were helped in their investigations by Facebook, whose users were among
those targeted by the malware, or malicious software, over the last
The agencies arrested people
from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Britain, Croatia, Macedonia, New Zealand,
Peru and the United States, the F.B.I. said.
The suspects used a chain of infected computers to form what was known
as the Butterfly botnet, which spread a piece of malicious software
called Yahos, officials said. In a statement, the Justice
Department said variants of this kind of software had infected about 11 million
computers and caused more than $850 million in losses.
The malware had hijacked some Facebook users' accounts and posted links on their friends'
Facebook pages. A person who clicked on those links could
download the software and infect his computer.
We repeat once again: Our purpose is not to
fear and insecurity, but to foster and encourage much prudence while
"Internetting" . All you have to do is click on the wrong link and your
will be paying for that mistake for a long time.
York Times Reports
Report No. 2
What is the Internet Generation
in? According to Google the world's attention wavered between the
tragic and the silly in 2012.
Whitney Houston was the "top
trending" search of the year, according to Google Inc.'s
year-end "zeitgeist" 12th annual report. People around the globe
searched en masse for news about Houston's accidental drowning in a
Korean rapper PSY's "Gangnam
Style" music video trotted into second spot, a testament to his
self-deprecating giddy-up dance move. The video is approaching a billion
views on YouTube.
Superstorm Sandy, the
damaging storm that knocked out power and flooded parts of the East
Coast in the midst of a U.S. presidential campaign, was third.
The next biggest trending
searches globally were a pair of threes: the iPad 3 tablet from Apple
Inc. and Diablo 3, a popular
The future of the world would be in the hands
of the Internet Generation
were God not to step in and prevent our auto destruction.
December 13th, 2012
Now that essentially the world, excepting
Russia, China and Iran, has approved and backs the Syrian opposition (1)
, anything is possible
from Syria's actual government.
President al-Assad knows well the fates of the Presidents of Iraq,
Libya and Egypt. He also knows that the UN Secretary General has
himself regarding the fact that al-Assad must face the international
crimes against humanity.
Barring a direct intervention by God, al-Assad options seem to be: (a)
in Russia, China or Iran - which would place Russia and China squarely
against the rest of the world, with consequences; or (b) Go out
in "Blaze of Glory" and take with him as many lives as he
(1) BBC Reports
Report No. 2
where US fought biggest battle. (1)
Nearly three years after U.S.-led
forces launched the biggest operation of the war to clear insurgents,
foster economic growth and set a model for the rest of Afghanistan,
angry residents of Helmand province say they are too afraid to go out
after dark because of marauding bands of thieves.
And during the day, they say corrupt police and government officials
bully them into paying bribes. After 11 years of war, many here long
for a return of the Taliban. They
say that under the Taliban, who routinely punished thieves by cutting
off a hand, they were at least safe from crime and corruption.
"If you had a box of cash on
your head, you could go to the farthest part of Marjah and no one would
take it from you, even at night," said Maulvi Daoud, who runs a
cubbyhole sized-shop in the town of Marjah. "Today you bring your
motorcycle in front of your shop and it will be gone. Now the situation
is that you go on the road and they are standing in police and army
uniform with weapons and they can take your money."
That is the typical result of every war that
we have "won" after World War II. It seems that we need to do
major housekeeping in the US Armed Forces leadership. Maybe then the
Generals would spend more time doing their work right instead of
e-mailing their girlfriends.
Even though our civil and military leadership were warned by President
Eisenhower in his Military-Industrial
Complex Speech (2)
they still fell into the
Report No. 3
Interstate 77 reopens after W.Va. gas inferno. (1)
Interstate 77 has reopened in both
directions in West Virginia after crews worked through the night to
repair damage from a massive
natural gas line explosion and fire.
Tuesday's inferno destroyed four homes and damaged others. It melted
guardrails and left a huge swath of the interstate in Sissonville
impassible. Nobody was killed, but several people were treated for
smoke inhalation. A roughly 800-foot section in both directions was
baked by the heat.
Federal and state officials are investigating what caused the explosion.
This is the third mega accidental (?)
conflagration in the US in a month or so. Is there a pattern here?
Report No. 4
Big Asteroid tumbles harmlessly past Earth. (1)
This week, NASA's Goldstone radar is
tracking a large asteroid as it passes by Earth, and obtaining
unusually clear images of the tumbling space rock.
"There is no danger of a collision with Earth," says Lance Benner of
NASA's Near Earth Object Program. "At closest approach on Dec. 12th,
asteroid 4179 Toutatis will be 7 million km away or 18 times farther than the Moon."
Asteroid Toutatis is well known to astronomers; it passes by Earth’s
orbit every 4 years. Measuring 4.5 km in length, it is one of the
largest known potentially hazardous asteroids (PHAs), and its orbit is
inclined less than half-a-degree from Earth's.
"We already know that
Toutatis will not hit Earth for hundreds of years," says
Benner. "These new observations will allow us to predict the
asteroid's trajectory even farther into the future."
Report No. 5
New Meteor Shower in December. (1)
If you're outdoors after sunset this week, be alert for meteors. Not only is the Geminid meteor
shower active as Earth passes through a stream of debris
"rock comet" 3200 Phaethon, but also, say forecasters, a new meteor
shower could make an appearance.
"The source of the new shower
is Comet Wirtanen
," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid
Environment Office. "Dust
from this comet hitting Earth's atmosphere could produce as many as 30
meteors per hour."
Comet Wirtanen was discovered in 1948, just after World War II, and
takes 5.4 years to orbit the sun. It reaches its closest point to the
sun just outside Earth's orbit.
Although this comet has skirted Earth's orbit many times, Earth has not run into its debris
streams before. 2012 could be different.
Computer models run by Russian forecaster Mikhail Maslov predict as
many as four stream crossings between Dec. 10th and 14th.
"This time period also includes the peak of the strong annual Geminid
meteor shower," notes Cooke.
December 12th, 2012 [Feast of
Our Lady of Guadalupe - Patroness of the Americas]
The rise of American power in the Curia. (1)
The official announcement of the appointment of the Bishop of
Phoenix (Arizona) Thomas J. Olmsted, as Secretary of the Congregation
for Institutes of Consecrated Life is expected any day now.
Olmsted's approach in the Congregation is expected to be far closer to
the sensibilities of American bishops with regard to issue of the LCWR
(Leadership Conference of Women Religious)'s rebellious stance towards
Catholic bishops and the Holy See.
Olmsted's arrival will further strengthen the U.S.' growing influence within the
Catholic Church's central government, the Assessor to the
Secretariat of State, Peter Brian Wells, being the U.S.' foremost point
Meanwhile, Peter Brian Wells
became a rising star. Born
in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he received his Presbyterian ordination on
12 July 1991.
Wells is essentially the
number three man after Secretariat of State, Tarcisio Bertone and
Substitute, Mgr. Angelo Becciu.
The number of Americans and
English speaking figures who making headway in the Vatican is growing.
A part from those who have functional roles, such as Cardinal Burke,
the Secretary for Divine Worship, the Englishman, Roche, Mgr. Di Noia
and until yesterday, Tobin, there are numerous others who are members of
Congregations, influence decisions and choices and generally carry
weight in the Curia. The former Prefect of Faith, Levada, and
cardinals Stafford, Law, O’Brien, Rigalli…
The strong presence of English speaking clerics is also a sign of their
growing importance within the Secretariat of State...
When I saw this story, the first thing I thought of
was: this may show a closer tie between commercial/political Babylon
(the US) and spiritual Babylon (the Vatican).
The U.S. Roman Catholic Church is riddled
with the Opus Dei "cancerous cells" and just like "Where there is a dead body, there the
vultures will gather.
" [Luke 17:37]
, where there
is money and worldwide political power, such "cells" will flourish.
Therefore, we should not be surprised at how
they will end (2)
La Stampa Reports
The Grand Finale
December 11th, 2012
Billion-Dollar Flop: Air Force Stumbles on Software Plan. (1)
In policy circles, problems that are
practically impossible to solve, like global warming, are formally
For the United States Air Force, installing a new software system has
certainly proved to be a wicked problem. Last month, it canceled a
six-year-old modernization effort that had eaten up more than $1 billion.
When the Air Force realized that it would cost another $1 billion
just to achieve one-quarter of the capabilities originally planned
- and that even then the system would not be fully ready before
2020 - it decided to decamp.
Silicon Valley sees its share of software projects that end unhappily.
The most expensive failures, however, involve acquisitions of entire
companies with software assets that turn out to be far less valuable
than thought. Those can lead to stunning write-downs in the billions,
as Hewlett-Packard has been forced to take recently.
But the Air Force's software
was not some mystery package, nor was it written from scratch. It was commercial off-the-shelf
software, or “COTS” (the military can’t seem to resist any
chance to use an acronym).
Portugal comments: Considering that we are "tops" in comparison
with most countries in the world, can you see now why the world economy
is in the state it is in.
In the First World's falsified egalitarian system, the Peter Principle
Peter Principle is a belief that,
in an organization where promotion is based on achievement, success,
and merit, that organization's members will eventually be promoted
beyond their level of ability. The principle is commonly phrased, "employees tend
to rise to their
level of incompetence."
Therefore, most leaders reach their level of incompetence and stay....
Which brings us to a bit of "State gossip". Did you know that the
German Iron Lady, Mrs. Merkel, bites her nails to an almost "stump"? We
had an opportunity to see her hands close up
and that is
what we saw. A professional psychological profiler could have a field
day with that information. For the "girl next door" this habit is not
necessarily an issue to consider, but for an individual who occupies
the position of power Mrs. Merkel does it is indeed of note.
York Times Report
Report No. 2
Files on accused Los
Angeles priests could soon be public. (1)
Secret files kept for decades by the
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles on priests accused of
sexually abusing children could soon become public as a five-year legal
battle over their release reaches its endgame.
A judge will hear final objections Monday from accused priests and is
also expected to begin hashing out a timeline for the release of
thousands of pages of top-secret church documents on abusive clerics.
"There are explosive
documents that are going to be coming out," said lead plaintiff
attorney Ray Boucher, who has seen some of the material while reviewing
it with archdiocese attorneys in preparation for the release.
"I don't think there's any question but that the information that will
be forthcoming ... is beyond
anything the public has seen so far."
We presume that the United States Bishop's
Conference will hire the same group the German Bishops did (2)
to make sure that all of
their abusers are also declared psychologically normal. Although that
sarcastic, it is not. It seems that in today's climate anything goes as
long as the "Good Name" of the Church is preserved.
However, believe it or not, that is not the real problem. The real
problem is that most of the Faithful who are aware of all of this
continue to "eat out of the hand" of the Vatican. No matter what they
dish out. What a tragedy!
December 10th, 2012
According to the German Catholic Church: "Most sex
abuser priests are psychologically
normal". (1) (2)
A German Catholic Church study
showed most priests found guilty of sexually abusing minors were
psychologically normal, according to survey results presented on
Only 12 percent of those surveyed were diagnosed as paedophiles, said
the report released by Trier Bishop Stephan Ackermann, the church's
spokesman on abuse cases.
commissioned by priests' dioceses around Germany found only five
percent could be classified as ephebophiles - attracted
teenagers, it said.
"There are no significant
differences to results found in the general population in Germany,"
said Dr Norbert Leygraf, one of the experts reviewing reports on
predator priests found out in the past decade.
With all due respect to Germans, it
logically follows that the German Catholic Church is saying that
either: (a) Germany is populated by depraved males; or
German male perverts join the priesthood.
Sexually abusing children is a psychological aberration - no studies
are needed to reach that conclusion.
Report No. 1
Report No. 2
Report No. 3
Report No. 2
new popemobile to Vatican. (1)
German automaker Daimler
says it has
delivered Pope Benedict XVI his new popemobile - a customized
Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV with special security features.
The company says the new car was delivered Friday to the Vatican and
people should be able to see the pope riding in it Saturday in Rome
during a celebration at the Spanish Steps.
Compared with the previous vehicle, a modified M-Class from 2002,
Mercedes has extended the dome significantly to give the pope more room
and easier entry. Larger glass panels and better illumination also aim
to make the pontiff more visible to crowds.
Daimler says the white-painted vehicle's central interior design
feature is a "throne" embroidered with the pontiff's coat of arms.
Given the earlier news report about how
"normal" it is for German males in the priesthood to sexually abuse
children, maybe the
should be renamed.
December 9th, 2012
Most Expensive Military Programs. (1)
According to the Department of Defense, total spending on military
programs through fiscal year 2013 is estimated to exceed $1.6 trillion.
This figure is cited in the Selected Acquisition Report that the agency
submitted to Congress in March.
The total program costs
reflect both money that’s already been spent
and money projected to be spent, in dollars unadjusted for
Listed below are the most expensive U.S. military programs currently
1. F-35 Lightning II - Total program
cost: $331.9 billion
2. Ballistic Missile Defense System - Total program cost: $126.2
3. DDG-51 Guided Missile Destroyer - Total program cost: $87.3 billion
4. Pratt & Whitney F135 - Total program cost: $63.8 billion
5. Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey - Total program cost: $53.5 billion
When one considers that we have not won one
single war since World War II it seems that we continue to pour good
money after bad.
On the other hand, no pun intended, using the fingers of a hand we can
pray rosary after rosary which, if offered with a sincere and faithful
heart, can do what a "cuatrillion" of dollars spent in armament could
never, ever!, do.
December 8th, 2012 [Feast
of the Immaculate
Conception of Our Lady]
Russia imposes tit-for-tat ban after Magnitski bill. (1)
Russia has responded to America's
passing a new law called the Magnitski
Act by hitting out at certain named Americans, forbidding them
from entering Russian soil. Moscow will ban any American who has
violated human rights, a
direct response to the Act which seeks to punish Russian officials
linked to the death in custody of lawyer Sergei Magnitski.
"We in Russia believe that
this law is an anti-Russian one, because out of hundreds and thousands
of cases when people died in jails the United States and the U.S.
Congress choose one specific case and make a law out of it. It is clear
this is all directed against Russia," insisted the Duma's,
(Russia's parliament), International Affairs Committee Chairman Alexei
Moscow's human rights record is being scrutinised after several
journalists, lawyers and opponents of the regime died suspiciously.
"You know, I think this is all just games which politicians play. And
probably there is some meaning behind it, but I think this is all just
political games," said one Muscovite.
The US Congress passed the
Magnitski bill late on Thursday targeting
those implicated in his death, and any Russian official found guilty
human rights abuses. Their assets can also be frozen. The
slammed as an "absurd piece of theatre" by the Russian Foreign ministry.
As the saying goes (and applicable to both
sides): Boys will be boys
Report No. 2
Cadet quits, cites
overt religion at West Point. (1)
A cadet quitting West Point less than
six months before graduation says he could no longer be part of a
culture that promotes prayers and religious activities and disrespects
Blake Page announced his decision to quit the U.S. Military Academy
this week in a much-discussed online post that echoed the sentiments of
soldiers and airmen at other military installations.
"What can I do? What can I possibly do to initiate the change that I
want to see and so many other people want to see?" Page said. "I
realized that this is one way I can make that change happen."
Page criticized a culture where cadets stand silently for prayers,
where nonreligious cadets
were jokingly called "heathens" by instructors at basic training and
where one officer told him he'd never be a leader until he filled the
hole in his heart. In announcing his resignation this week on
The Huffington Post, he denounced "criminals" in the military who
violate the oaths they swore to defend the Constitution.
"I don't want to be a part of West Point knowing that the leadership
here is OK with just shrugging off and shirking off respect and good
order and discipline and obeying the law and defending the Constitution
and doing their job," he told the AP.
Obviously, Opusdeism (2)
is well entrenched in
West Point too.
Report No. 3
Pope gives top German assistant more power. (1)
Pope Benedict on Friday promoted his German
priest-secretary to a job that significantly increases his influence
and power in the Vatican. Monsignor Georg Ganswein, who has been
the closest person to Benedict since his election in 2005, will be elevated to the rank of
archbishop in the new job, whose official title is Prefect of the
As prefect, Ganswein, 56, already one of the most recognizable and
powerful figures in the papal court, will arrange all the pope's
private and public audiences and his daily schedule. But because he is
expected to keep his job as chief private secretary, he will have even
more power in deciding who gets to see the German pope, who is now 85
and looking frailer.
Ganswein is expected to keep the new job for the remainder of the
papacy. His predecessor held it for some 14 years. The pope has a second secretary, a Maltese
monsignor, but he has considerably less power than Ganswein.
There is no comment that we could make that
would not violate the virtue of charity; therefore, No Comment
Europe's struggling economies are the most corrupt, new survey reveals.
The countries worst hit by Europe's
debt crisis are also thought to be the most corrupt, according to a new
global survey. Spain,
Portugal, Italy and Greece all had the lowest scores in
Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index.
The report's Director Edda Mueller said people living in countries hit
hardest economically perceived the problem of corruption to be worse.
Greece was considered the
most corrupt among EU and eurozone countries. Its global ranking
fell 14 places from 80th in
2011 to 94 this year. Italy, Spain and Portugal, which are all
mired in recession, also scored badly. The UK came 17th overall.
Worldwide, Denmark, Finland and New Zealand were seen as the least
corrupt nations, while Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia were
considered to be the most corrupt. The international index measures
the perception of corruption in the public and not the financial
Reporting "from the ground" so to speak: The
biggest problem in those countries has been their (corrupt) submerged
economies. As the Masters of the European Union tighten the screws in
these countries, using the
bail out money as the justification, the people find
themselves in worse financial situation every day.
The foreclosures in homes in Spain and Portugal run in the hundreds of
thousands (combined population is about 65 million people). The
difference here, from the system in the U.S., is that you and your
family are thrown out on the street, regardless
your condition, the bank takes over the property BUT you still owe the money
which - if you happen to find a job in an economy with 25% plus
unemployment - your salary will be garnished by the bank to pay for the
house they already took away from you.
The result is that, what brought upon the crisis, the corrupt submerged
economy, is growing by leaps and bounds as a means of sheer survival.
Before, it may have been to get away with less taxes so that extra
luxuries could be had. Now it is a matter of life and death. When you
see an average housewife who has resorted to prostitution to feed her
child, or a young man or woman do the same so that they can pay the
spiraling cost of education, it is obvious that the leaders of
said countries, under orders from the European Union Masters, are
driving the population
to eventually react as the French did when the French Revolution was
Tragically, it is all part of the schedule. (3)
the French Revolution
How to force a New
December 6th, 2012
Report No. 1
Syria mixes chemical weapons for potential use in bombs, US source
Syrian forces have mixed chemical
weapons and loaded them into bombs in preparation for possible
use on President Bashar Assad's own people, Fox News confirms.
A senior U.S. official told Fox News that bombs were loaded with components
of sarin gas, a deadly nerve gas. Syrian forces have 60 days to
use these bombs until the chemical mixture expires and has to be
Report No. 2
Serbia's NATO ambassador leaps to death. (1)
Officials say Serbia's
ambassador to NATO committed
suicide by leaping from a busy parking garage platform at
A Serbian government statement said Wednesday that the envoy, Branislav
Milinkovic, 52, died instantly on Tuesday night.
A diplomat who could not be identified because he was not authorized to
speak to the media said Milinkovic
suddenly jumped from the 8- to
10-meter-high (26- to 33-foot-high) platform while waiting with the
Serbian delegation for foreign ministry officials due to hold talks
with NATO officials.
Serbia is not a member of the military alliance, but has a mission in
the headquarters complex. Milinkovic,
a former journalist, previously
served as Serbia's ambassador to Austria. The death occurred
days of meetings of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels.
Did he jump or was it an "assisted" jump? Did
"too much" about what he shouldn't? Was what he knew too much for him
bear? We shall wait and see what is the official - and lame - cause for
such drastic action.
Report No. 3
brother arrested in New Zealand after Australian police file 252 sex
New Zealand police have arrested a
former Catholic brother and convicted pedophile after Australian authorities filed
252 new charges against him.
Police say they arrested
65-year-old Bernard Kevin McGrath on Friday in Christchurch
after he voluntarily returned to New Zealand from Sri Lanka. A judge on Monday released the former St. John of God brother on
New South Wales police say they've
investigated a large number of sexual assault claims by former students
of the St. John order's Kendall Grange school for boys in the
town of Morisset, about 110 kilometres (70 miles) north of Sydney.
McGrath previously served
jail time in New Zealand after sexually abusing boys in Christchurch in
Please note the fact that:
(a) McGrath previously served jail time
in New Zealand after sexually
abusing boys in Christchurch in the
(b) Australian authorities filed 252 new charges against him ;
(c) A judge on Monday released
St. John of God brother on bail.
They just do not want to learn, leaving God with no other option than
summarily act once and for all.
Quoting from our January 2nd, 2012 post:
you heard that..... God continues to allow earthquakes upon
earthquakes to rattle Christchurch
As we have said before: It is not that
the people of Christchurch are worse than the rest of the people of the
world. It is because the city is named CHRISTCHURCH and He is
announcing, and we are echoing through our pages, what will come upon
Christ's Church (1)
- that is, upon all of Christianity.
December 5th, 2012
Five European Nations Summon Envoys of Israel. (1)
Britain, France, Spain, Sweden and
Denmark summoned the Israeli ambassadors to their countries on Monday
to protest Israel’s plans for increased settlement construction,
an unusually sharp diplomatic step that reflected the growing
frustration abroad with Israel’s policies on the Palestinian issue.
After the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly last week to upgrade
the status of the Palestinians at the United Nations, Israel announced
plans for 3,000 more housing units in contested areas of East Jerusalem
and around the West Bank.
At the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, 138 nations voted
in favor of upgrading the status of the Palestinians and 41 abstained.
The nine that voted against it were Israel, the United States, Canada,
the Czech Republic, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Panama and
See comments in News Report No. 2
Report No. 2
The United Nations
calls on Israel to open nuclear facilities. (1)
The U.N. General Assembly has
overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on Israel to quickly open
its nuclear program for inspection and backing a high-level conference
to ban nuclear weapons from the Middle East which was just canceled.
The resolution, approved
Monday by a vote of 174-6 with 6 abstentions, calls on Israel to
join the Nuclear
Nonproliferation Treaty "without further delay" and open its nuclear
facilities to inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Those voting "no" were Israel, the U.S., Canada, Marshall Islands,
Micronesia and Palau.
Resolutions adopted by the 193-member General Assembly are not
legally binding but they do reflect world opinion and carry moral and
Israel refuses to confirm or deny it has nuclear bombs though it is
widely believed to have a nuclear arsenal. It has refused to join the
Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, or NPT, along with three nuclear
weapon states — India, Pakistan and North Korea.
It seems that the State of Israel good
fortunes are coming to an end. The moves reported on the above two
stories are simply unheard of.
Report No. 3
NORAD to Conduct Air Defense Exercise in National Capital Region. (1)
The North American Aerospace Defense
Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States
NORAD Region (CONR), announced on December 4th that they will conduct
an air defense exercise in the National Capital Region (NCR), between
midnight and 2 a.m., beginning on December 4 and concluding early
Thursday, December 6th.
Exercise Falcon Virgo is designed to hone NORAD’s intercept and
identification operations as well as to operationally test the NCR
Visual Warning System and to certify newly assigned Command and Control
personnel at JADOC. Participating in the exercise will be Civil
Air Patrol aircraft, Air Force F-16 fighters and a U.S. Coast Guard
MH-65 Dolphin helicopter.
It is interesting to note that the excercise
will conclude on December 6th, just one day shy of the
71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
December 4th, 2012 [Feast of St. Barbara - Patroness of
China surpasses US as top global trader. (1)
Shin Cheol-soo no longer sees his
future in the United States. The South Korean businessman supplied
components to American automakers for a decade. But this year, he
uprooted his family from Detroit and moved home to focus on selling to
the new economic superpower: China.
In just five years, China has
surpassed the United States as a trading partner for much of the world,
including U.S. allies such as South Korea and Australia,
according to an Associated Press analysis of trade data.
As recently as 2006, the
U.S. was the larger trading partner for 127 countries, versus just 70
for China. By last
year the two had clearly traded places: 124 countries for China, 76 for
Quoting from the Sequence of Events
originally published in 1992:
a result of the errors spread by 19th and 20th Century Russia, a
nuclear attack is initiated against the United States of America and
other nations of the Western World. China will
play a major role. This will
lead to a worldwide, brutal conflagration. The war will be brief in
duration, but of devastating magnitude.
Think of what China was and where it was financially (2)
twenty years ago
when the above was first published worldwide via snail mail.
the Twenty Largest Economies by Nominal GDP :
China ranked 11th
USA ranked 1st (with Japan 2nd, Germany 3rd and Soviet Union 7th)
China ranked 2nd
USA ranked 1st (with Japan 3rd,
Germany 4th and Russia 11th)
Report No. 2
Japan prepares for
Pyongyang rocket launch. (1)
Japan has begun deploying a
surface-to-air missile defence system and placed its armed forces on
standby in response to North Korea’s decision to launch a long-range
rocket, later this month.
A Japanese naval vessel is en-route to Okinawa with an advanced Patriot
defence system onboard.
North Korea said it will launch the rocket between
December 10 and 22 to put a satellite into orbit. It is believed
the North Korean rocket will pass over the Okinawa island chain.
and last, but certainly not least...
Syria moves chemical weapons and theWhite House warns of crossing 'red
The Syrian government began to
move its chemical weapons in recent days, senior U.S. officials
confirmed to Fox News, prompting new warnings from the Obama
administration that using those weapons against the population would
cross a "red line."
One senior U.S. official told Fox News "there are concerns about possible
preparations for use" of the weapons, though "we don't know yet
if they plan to use them." The official added, "There are troubling
signs of late."
The confirmation came as both
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and White House Press Secretary Jay
Carney issued new warnings to Syria.
"As the opposition makes strategic advances and grows in strength, the
Assad regime has been unable to halt the opposition's progress through
conventional means," Carney said Monday. "And we are concerned that an
increasingly beleaguered regime -- having found its escalation of
violence through conventional means inadequate -- might be considering
the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people."
As the saying goes, "Stay tuned."
Fox News Reports
Report No. 3
Vatican unveils Pope's Twitter handle: @pontifex (1)
The secret's out. Pope Benedict's new
handle on Twitter will be @pontifex, beating out other contenders that
had been considered to showcase the thoughts of one of the world's most
The Vatican said on Monday that the pope will start tweeting on December 12.
"The handle is a good one. It means 'pope' and it also means 'bridge
builder'," said Greg Burke, senior media advisor to the Vatican.
And, even though Benedict is not the kind of person who walks around
with a Blackberry or iPad, Burke said "all the pope's tweets are the
pope's words. Nobody is going to be putting words into his mouth."
The first papal tweets will be answers to questions sent to
has been inaugurated.
Let us continue to pray to minimize the level of deception of the Elect
which will, in turn, minimize the level of their suffering required for
their Eyes and Ears to be opened.
December 3rd, 2012
on the e-mail "Trash" handling by Google.
Today we accessed the page where Google explains the handling of the
mail sent to "Trash". Following is an exact quote of what we read:
Items in your Trash
will remain there for approximately 30 days before it is automatically
emptied and permanently deleted *.
If you'd like to permanently delete something yourself:
Click your Trash label.
Check the box next to the message you'd like to
Click the Delete forever button.
How do I get something out of Trash?
You can retrieve something from Trash by clicking Trash, selecting the
message in question, and clicking Inbox in the 'Move to' drop-down
menu. Items that are permanently deleted can't be retrieved.
* Please be aware, residual
copies of deleted messages and accounts may take up to 60 days
to be deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems
for an additional period of time.
The "additional period of time
is not defined which means that
"indefinitely" is within the declared time policy.
Again, that would not be a problem for anyone who has nothing to hide.
However, said "Deleted" correspondence could be quoted out of context
at anytime in the future. We do not think Google is unique in their
handling of "Deleted" e-mail and other records associated with the
user and the organization. This seems to be an industry standard.
Report No. 2
Jesus not political
but prophetic, Pope says. (1)
Jesus was a prophetic voice but
not a violent political revolutionary, Pope Benedict XVI said in
Sunday comments on Christ's expulsion of the animal sellers and money
changers from the temple in Jerusalem.
"It is impossible to interpret Jesus as a violent person. Violence is contrary to the
Kingdom of God, it is a tool of the Antichrist. Violence never serves humanity,
but dehumanizes," said the Pope in his March 11 Angelus address
at the Vatican.
Though Jesus was not being political he was being prophetic, said the
Pope. The prophets "in the name of God, often denounced abuses, and
they did so sometimes with symbolic gestures."
It seems that Maledict got his bearings right
this time. Jesus words and actions are indeed prophetic and "Violence is contrary to the Kingdom of
God, it is a tool of the Antichrist.
He has acknowledged the reality of many Popes (2a) (2b)
and top Administrators
of the "Holy" (3)
Roman Catholic Church - most specially those who endorsed the Crusades
- including the slaughtering of all Catholics in Constantinople -
promoted the Inquisition - which today's apologists refer to as a mere
"Level of Faith Polls" - the support of brutal dictatorial regimes
throughout history as well as many "accidental" and "natural" deaths of
those who happened to know too much, etc. etc.
Indeed, indeed, violence is a tool
of the Antichrist
. The "name of their game" is not get caught at
it since people now
as ignorant as they were during the last
1,600 years of adulterated Christianity.
News Agency Reports
The Papacy In Historical Perspective - The Seldom Told History
(2b) For many shall come in my name, saying, I
am he; and they shall deceive many. [Mark 13:6]
(3) The Church
"Holiness", its virginity, shall we say, was lost once it
Imperial Church by decree of "Pope" Constantine.
December 2nd, 2012 [First Sunday of Advent]
Syria: Internet, phone service back in Damascus. (1)
Syrian state media says Internet and telephone service
have been restored in Damascus following a two-day, nationwide
communications blackout. It wasn't clear whether service to the
rest of the country was being restored.
The communications blackout began Thursday, raising fears of a burst of
fighting outside the public eye.
This is another reminder to not to count on
modern communication systems in the upcoming crisis. Those in control -
as well as hackers - hold that power in their hands.
This, of course, includes all financial transactions too.
December 1st, 2012 [First Saturday
of the Month]
Report No. 2
Mayan Apocalypse Rumors Have Dark Side, NASA Warns. (1)
scientists took time on Wednesday (Nov. 28) to soothe 2012 doomsday
fears, warning against the dark side of Mayan apocalypse rumors
frightened children and suicidal teens who truly fear the world may
come to an end Dec. 21.
fears are based on misinterpretations of the Mayan calendar. On the
21st, the date of the winter
solstice, a calendar cycle called the 13th b'ak'tun comes to an end.
Although Maya scholars agree that the ancient Maya would not have seen
this day as apocalyptic, rumors have spread that a cosmic event may end
life on Earth on that day.
NASA's involvement. The space agency maintains a 2012 information page debunking popular Mayan apocalypse rumors, such as
the idea that a rogue planet will hit Earth on Dec. 21, killing
everyone. (In fact, astronomers are quite good at detecting near-Earth
objects, and any wandering planet scheduled to collide with Earth in
three weeks would be the brightest object in the sky behind the sun and
moon by now.)
is no true issue here," David Morrison, an astrobiologist at NASA
Ames Research Center, said during a NASA event today (Nov. 28). "This
is just a manufactured fantasy."
Just as we announced (2)
quite some time ago. Of
course, the question should be: Why did NASA wait until such late a
date to work on this farce?
rumors have dark side, NASA warns
Report No. 2
NYPD officer's kindness sparks online sensation. (1)
A tourist's snapshot of a New York City
police officer giving new boots to a barefoot homeless man in Times
Square has created an online sensation.
Christ comments: Come, ye
blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the
foundation of the world
Jennifer Foster, of Florence, Ariz., was visiting New York with her
boyfriend on Nov. 14, when she came across the shoeless man asking for
change in Times Square.
As she was about to approach him, she said the officer - identified as Larry
DePrimo - came up to the man with a pair of all-weather boots and
thermal socks on the frigid night. She recorded his generosity
on her cellphone.
It was posted Tuesday night to the NYPD's official Facebook page and
became an instant hit. More than 360,000 users "liked" it as of
Thursday afternoon, and over 100,000 shared it. Thousands of people
commented, including one person who praised him as "An officer AND a
DePrimo is assigned to the Sixth Precinct, encompassing Greenwich
Village and the West Village, and lives on Long Island. He told Newsday
that the homeless man "smiled from ear to ear" after getting the boots.
"It was like you gave him a
million dollars," he added. He told The New York Times
that he keeps the receipt for the boots in his vest to remind him "that
sometimes people have it worse."
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