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March 30th, 2013 [Holy Saturday]
Report No. 1
'The Attacks Have
Changed From Espionage to Destruction' . (1)
American Express customers trying
to gain access to their online accounts on Thursday were met with blank
screens or an ominous ancient type face. The company confirmed
that its Web site had come under attack, ....
The assault was the latest in
an intensifying campaign of unusually powerful attacks on American
financial institutions that began in September and have taken
dozens of them offline intermittently, costing millions of dollars.
Corporate leaders have long feared online attacks aimed at financial
fraud or economic espionage, but now a new threat has taken hold:
attackers, possibly with state backing, who seem bent on destruction.
"The attacks have changed
from espionage to destruction," said Alan Paller, director of
research at SANS, a cybersecurity training organization. "Nations are
actively testing how far they can go before we will respond."
As we were saying....
Report No. 2
FBI 'flying saucers'
NM memo (1)
bureau's most viewed.
An FBI report of "flying saucers" in
New Mexico sent to
then-Director J. Edgar Hoover in 1950 has become the
most popular file in the bureau's electronic reading room.
The Roswell Daily Record reports the memo sent to the FBI Washington,
D.C., by Guy Hottel has been viewed nearly a million times.
The document is about a report of three flying saucers allegedly
recovered in New Mexico, each occupied by three small human-shaped
bodies. It says an informant told officials that the UFOs had ended up
there because a government radar in the area interfered with their
The FBI never followed up on
the report. The memo is available in the
"The Vault," an electronic
reading room launched by the FBI in 2011
that contains around 6,700 public documents.
What is most interesting is that there was no
follow up on this memo, specially when the author,
Guy Hottel, was of the SAC, Washington Office - not just the local
National Park guard type. Considering what is now known about the modus
operandi of Mr. Hoover and his "double book keeping" the assertion that
the "FBI never followed up on the report" cannot be taken as the truth.
We report this just a matter of general interest. We do not lose sleep
matters. Even if the popular ET's existed - they were also created by the same, and
Who created me. Given human history, even if they
existed they could not possibly be any worse that we are.
March 29th, 2013 [Holy
Report No. 1
Spam row escalates
into biggest ever cyber attack. (1)
Global internet services are
suffering in the fallout from a row between a spam-fighting group and a
, in the biggest cyber attack in history.
Spamhaus, a Geneva and London based
group which weeds out unsolicited "spam" messages for email providers
has been targeted by a Dutch web host in retaliation for being
Cyberbunker which says it will host anything with the exception of
child pornography or terrorism-related material has accused Spamhaus of
abusing it position claiming it should not be allowed to decide what
goes onto the internet.
The upshot is that Spamhaus has been attacked with floods of messages
from multiple systems for which it blames Cyberbunker.
The row is causing an
internet slowdown and experts are concerned the attacks could soon
escalate to affect banking and email systems.
that we have to share with you is the fact that, as the
result of an internet spat between two minor players by internet
standards, "...experts are concerned
the attacks could soon escalate to affect banking and email systems
Now then, if a "bar room brawl" between two minor players can seriously
affect worldwide banking and email systems, can you imagine what a
gifted geek or
a multinational corporation or any government can do to the internet
banking system and overall electronic communications on a worldwide
Read: Do not put too many of your eggs in the internet basket
lest you end like
the customers of the banks in Cyprus.
It is going to happen - it is just a matter of what will trigger the
Picture this, Pyongyang, March (or April) 2013: A country that has
nothing to lose anymore realizes that should they use weapons against
their perceived enemies - even nuclear weapons - their entire country
will become a wasteland with more corpses that living bodies. What to
do, so as not to lose face with their people? Simple! Paralyze the
e-flow on a worldwide scale and
cost the world economy more money that
is possible to count.
details on the situation
March 28th, 2013 [Holy Thursday - 1st Day of the
Report No. 1
threatens 'war could break out at any time'. (2)
North Korea has cut its military
hotline with South Korea, the final official communications channel
between the two countries - saying "war could break out at any time".
Pyongyang resident So Chol Gyun told reporters: "My heart is burning with vengeful
thoughts. Such provocation can no longer be allowed. I am ready to take part in a great
war of justice to reduce the US mainland to ashes."
"They insulted the dignity of our supreme leadership. It may be their
calculation that such a scheme will deal a mental strike at us,"
another resident, Kim Ok Song, said.
Few believe that Pyongyang
would risk starting an all-out war, but Washington has said that it is
prepared for "any contingency".
believe that Pyongyang would risk starting an all-out war
as few believed that Hitler and his plans were real.
We pray that Washington is better prepared than it was for (a) Pearl
Harbor and (b) Katrina, not to mention all the lost wars
Middle East, rounding out the record which started in Viet Nam.
(1) The Paschal
Report No. 2
More on the European
Union soap opera.
Tuesday night and Wednesday morning Europe saw the Spanish and French
Presidents - in a joint Press Conference - resolutely stating
Cyprus confiscation of private funds, to help in their own bail out,
was just limited to Cyprus and
would not apply
to any other European Union country.
In the meantime - the Wednesday morning key dailies in Spain were
announcing the progress made at the European Union headquarters as they
polish the procedure that they have applied in Cyprus so that it could
be easily (and legally) applied to any other nation of the European
Union. In other words: They are preparing a "template procedure" easily
applied to any other nation in short notice.
We are finding difficult - if not impossible - to meet a local
resident, regardless of party affiliation, who take their government -
and that of all European nations - seriously.
To help you understand the Eurozone in crisis (which, believe it or
not, will help the U.S.-U.K. axis) , we invite you to review what
Euronews has published about it.
eurozone has difficulties
overcoming the economic crisis. Markets remains fidgety. Government
debt, Government deficit, GDP growth, unemployment, youth unemployment
: five figures to sum up the crisis between 2007 and 2012.
unemployment: the crisis key figures
And you thought we (the U.S.) were in bad
March 27th, 2013
Report No. 1
Portugal initial comments:
The reason that we highlight certain
news from the European Union is to illustrate how they - as one of the
components of the Threesome of
- are also in the self-destruct
mode. Invariably they choose the most damaging (to themselves) option
when faced with a crisis.
Now to the news....
Bank re-opening delayed in Cyprus. (1)
Cyprus' banks will now remain shut
until Thursday, following the island's controversial bailout
deal. Most of them had been expected to re-open on Wednesday.
The Cypriot Central Bank said the
decision was taken to ensure the "smooth functioning of the whole
banking system." The Bank of Cyprus and Laiki bank are facing radical
restructuring under the terms of the 10 billion euro rescue plan.
In a televised address, President Nicos Anastasiades announced that
transactions will be limited temporarily as banks reopen - to avoid
bank runs. "Cyprus was one
step away from financial collapse," he said. "Our choices were
not easy and the environment was not ideal but after tough
negotiations, with persistence and also a sense of responsibility, we
have reached a result that ensures this country's future."
Cyprus may have avoided a euro exit but the cost to the economy is yet
to be calculated. In the US, stocks fell when Eurogroup President Jeroen
Dijsselbloem said that the Cyprus rescue would act as a model for the
He later clarified that
Cyprus was a unique case.
As we stated a few days ago, what was
unthinkable to happen in the European Union, happened in Cyprus.
Although the EU officialdom was busy telling everyone
that the Cyprus situation was a not-to-be-repeated unique case, we had
the Eurogroup President
spill the proverbial beans and tell the world
that such action "would act as a model for the eurozone."
[The "model for the eurozone" has the consequences that you will
see on direct on these two brief news clips. (2) (3)]
Once the markets started to crash he quickly backtracked and the
mindless markets bounced back. They now believe that they managed to
pull the wool over "the market's" eyes. The real "movers and shakers",
the individuals who own huge amounts of casn in bank deposits, are not
like the mindless
markets - they got the point and will act accordingly.
In plain English: Any individual or business that has huge amounts of
cash deposited in Eurozone banks - no matter how safe the bank may now
appear - will pull their money out. Russia is leading the way.
Such drain in any banking system has only one major consequence: The
financial collapse of the banking system and nation(s) associated with
it. In this case we are talking about the European Union as a whole.
It is amazing to watch it unfold before our eyes while the eyes of
those in charge cannot see what should be obvious to all. The level of
blindness God has allowed upon them even surprises me!
The masses are getting restless and we see the 21st century version of
the French Revolution (4)
- applied in the whole European continent - shaping up in Europe.
an example from a professional man who is not rich
what the youth has to say
Revolution and The End of These Times
Report No. 2
What You Didn’t
Post, Facebook May Still Know (1)
Despite the streams of data Facebook
has collected about people..., the social network needs to know its
users much better if it is going to become, as the company hopes, the
Web's most effective advertising platform. And Facebook is scrambling
to do just that.
In shaping its targeted advertising strategy, it is no longer relying
solely on what Facebook users reveal about themselves. Instead, it is
tapping into outside sources of data to learn even more about them....
In late February, Facebook
announced partnerships with four companies that collect lucrative
behavioral data, from store loyalty card transactions and customer
e-mail lists to divorce and Web browsing records.
They include Acxiom, which aggregates data from a variety of sources,
including financial services companies, court records and federal
government documents; Datalogix, which claims to have a database on the
spending habits of more than 100 million Americans in categories like
fine jewelry, cough medicine and college tuition; and Epsilon, which
also collects transaction data from retailers.
Facebook's fourth partner is BlueKai, based in Cupertino, Calif., which
creates tracking cookies for brands to monitor customers who visit
their Web sites.
"Our goal is to improve the
relevance of ads people see on Facebook and the efficacy of marketing
campaigns," Gokul Rajaram, product director for ads at Facebook,
said in an interview on Friday.
"We have news for you", as the saying goes.
These people are beyond
cookies. Your computer and your connecting device have unique numbers
are now read by them, therefore, even if you delete the cookies you
recognized by the ID number of your computer and/or that of your
connecting device (modem, pen drive, LAN, etc.).
March 26th, 2013 [First Day of the Jewish Passover
Report No. 1
North Korea orders
artillery to be combat ready, targeting U.S. bases. (1)
North Korea said on Tuesday its
strategic rocket and long-range artillery units have been ordered to be
combat ready, targeting U.S. military bases on Guam, Hawaii and
mainland America after U.S. bombers flew sorties threatening the
The order, issued in a
statement from the North's military "supreme command", marks the
latest fiery rhetoric from Pyongyang since the start of joint military
drills by U.S. and South Korean forces early this month.
South Korea's defense ministry said it saw no sign of imminent military
action by North Korea.
"From this moment, the
Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army will be putting into combat
duty posture No. 1 all field artillery units, including
long-range artillery units and strategic rocket units, that will target
all enemy objects in U.S. invasionary bases on its mainland, Hawaii and
Guam," the North's KCNA news agency said.
This is the logical step after they aired the
video (mentioned and linked to in a previous post) aired to prepare the
NK people for an all out war. Let us hope that we are better
prepared than we were on December 7, 1941. (2)
Unfortunately "something" tells me that we are not. The only
"consolation" is that Europe is in worse shape.
(2) Our level of
"readiness" on December 7, 1941
Report No. 2
Iowa Bill Defines
Human Life at Conception, Bans Abortion. (1)
A three member Iowa state House
subcommittee approved a
pro-life bill on Monday that would define human life beginning at
conception. The bill, which purports to ban all abortions,
likely won’t make it out of the state legislature.
The measure is an effort to go against the Roe v. Wade decision that
allowed virtually unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any
reason. The Supreme Court has affirmed the ruling and is currently
split at least 5-4 in favor of continuing abortion on demand. It has also allowed states like
Missouri to define human life beginning at conception, but said
those laws can't be used to prohibit abortions.
Because of that, the Iowa bill would likely be declared
unconstitutional and court and would never go into effect - even if the
state legislature approves the bill. But the bill may not likely get
out of the state House.
Rep. Kim Pearson and Rep. David Heaton, both Republicans, sponsored
House File 153 and both voted for it during the subcommittee
consideration. According to the Des Moines register, Rep. Beth
Wessel-Kroeschell, a Democrat, voted against it and it passed 2-1.
The human exists - with soul and guardian
angel - the moment the two cell unite and the developing process start.
Any destruction of such life is as bad
six weeks, three months or six months after conception, as it would
be were it the next day with the "Morning After" pill.
Since no one can scientifically
prove when the developing embryo
becomes human, if they were truly sincere in their quest, it
would be assumed that
it became a human at the moment of conception. That is the way
professional science works. That is: When unsure due to lack of
concrete data, take the
No one can go wrong assuming that human life begins at the instant of
conception; however, all who assign later times, scientifically
speaking, risk being wrong.
Nonetheless, it is not an easy situation for a legal system divorced
from God in spite of the many times His reality is being invoked when
it is convenient, like "In God We
Report No. 3
The link to our
letter to President Carter which appeared on yesterday's News
Commentary was incorrect.
If you accessed it before the error was corrected, you may want to read
the correct letter.
Report No. 4
Regarding Safety During Floods - Courtesy of the USA.gov Team
Flooding can occur in
almost every part of the U.S. and during any month. In 2012, 39 percent
of flood fatalities occurred from driving into flood water and 18
percent from walking into it.
If you're driving or
walking and encounter flood water, turn around. Don't drown.
It only takes six
inches of water to knock over an adult and cause loss of control of
a vehicle. A foot of water will float many vehicles and only two feet
of rushing water will carry them away, including pickups and SUVs.
The depth of flood water
is not always obvious. It can be especially hard to judge at night. The
best option is to play it safe and turn around.
Find out what you can do to keep
your family safe before, during, and after floods.
This email was sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org from: USA.gov - General Services
Administration - OCSIT - 1275 First Street NE - Washington
20417 - (800) 333-4636.
It is always better to plan and know what to
do before disaster strikes.
March 25th, 2013 [Feast
of the Annunciation]
Report No. 1
Apple buys 'indoor
GPS' company WifiSLAM for $20M. (1)
Apple recently closed a deal worth
about $20 million to acquire WifiSLAM, a Silicon Valley firm focused on
building technology that affords users positioning data while indoors.
WifiSLAM is a developer of indoor
positioning technologies, which extends location data to the inside of
buildings and other structures using Wi-Fi signals. The data can be used by
third-party apps to accurately grant handset users positioning data
where GPS signals are absent.
Apple could implement the positioning assets into its much maligned iOS
Maps app as an answer to Google's Indoor Maps initiative, which leverages crowdsourcing to deliver
indoor location information for a number of sites worldwide.
This technique (App ?) was shown in
the 1998 movie Enemy of the State
and we have more than enough reason
to believe that it has been in use by our security services for some
time now. Soon, with this new "popular advancement", any "Tom, Dick and
Harry" will be
using it for 'other than' national security purposes.
Report No. 2
Even the CIA is
struggling to deal with the volume of real time social data. (1)
Thanks to spy movies and other
entertainment fare, we all have our own picture of what the Central
Intelligence Agency is like - but the agency's chief technology
officer, Ira "Gus" Hunt, told attendees at GigaOM's Structure: Data
conference that just like any other company, the intelligence division
has to somehow find the signal in an ever-increasing volume of noise.
And that problem is getting harder and harder all the time.
For the CIA, Hunt said, there are three lines of "business" that are
required: to collect information on America's adversaries, to produce
timely analysis, and to conduct covert action based on that analysis.
As all of those forces
combine to generate more information, the CIA's analysts not only have
to sort through it all somehow, but they need to be able to combine
data in ways that they may not even know they require until the moment
arrives where they need a specific kind of information, said
And just as Google and other companies are trying to find smarter and
smarter ways of filtering the world's information, so is the CIA, using
many of the same tools and technologies - it is just doing so for a
This brings to mind why we missed the needed
advanced alert about the attack at Pearl Harbor. We had already cracked
the Japanese code; we
had the transmissions discussing the Pearl Harbor attack on hand,
were so behind in the translation from Japanese to English that we
proverbial boat. (2)
For example, just in YouTube, over 35 hours worth of video material is
uploaded every minute
Imagine the amount of information uploaded and e-mailed every second.
Now, consider that it is ultimately a human being who has to make the
call to action should
there be a danger.
As we keep saying - Prayer is the
. Actually it is not "the best
" solution; it is "the only
(2) Letter to Former
March 23rd, 2013
Report No. 1
accuses US of assassination plot. (1)
In a military museum in Caracas,
adorned in the trappings of national mourning, the focus is on grieving
for the man who ruled Venezuela for 14 years. But the void left by the
death of Hugo Chavez is being filled with polemic and posturing.
Acting President Nicolas
Maduro has made fresh claims about an alleged US plot to assassinate
one of the candidates in the country's April presidential election - right wing opposition leader
Henrique Capriles - and then to put the blame on the Venezuelan
The United States has "categorically" rejected Maduro's accusation.
Capriles kicked off his campaign this weekend with several large
rallies in the provinces. In the light of the alleged assassination
plot, acting president Nicolas Maduro said the government had offered
to provide security for Capriles ahead of the ballot scheduled for
Capriles has said that if he were the victim of an assassination
attempt, Maduro would be to blame.
This is the perfect - not "a
perfect" but "the perfect
" - example of the
dangers of making public formerly classified documents, personal
documentation belonging to former leaders of key organizations which
are part of our natural security efforts and
interviews with those who worked under said former
Not long ago we wrote:
example - the biography of J. Edgar Hoover (2) - is an invaluable tool in the hands
of our enemies - foreign and local. It should be used as a tool for
our Administrators to learn how not to act in an unconstitutional manner and/or
in illegally under international law.
For our enemies such revelations
become a - "If you did this with such limited technology available,
imagine what you are doing now." - mentality; a mentality which leads
to a counter behavior which, with today's technology, can turn a
sixteen year old dysfunctional teenager into the most serious threat
the Pentagon may ever had.
Transparency is great to protect the
rights of the citizens but not at the expense of National Security. I
feel that, using the seldom used part of the human anatomy - the brain!
- an excellent balance could be achieved.
After reading such book, and others of similar nature, anyone - foreign
governements included - will be more prone to believe Maduro's
allegations than the US "categoric" denials.
Report No. 2
How North Korea
would destroy US and S. Korean enemies. (1)
A video posted on a website used by North Korea to
promote itself to the outside world shows how the country imagines
defeating its American and South Korean enemies.
A Korean narration over the video tells of how North Korean troops
would emerge victorious from a three-day "lightning war" after
destroying US military bases in Guam and Japan and occupying its
neighbour South Korea.
The video was posted to the semi-official Uriminzokkiri website, an
online arm of North Korea's central news agency.
A recent tightening of UN sanctions against North Korea have prompted
the reclusive state to threaten a nuclear war with the United States
and verbally scrap a 60-year ceasefire in the officially unfinished war
with South Korea.
The Euronews report has grossly missed the
video IS NOT for foreign consumption; it is for internal consumption
- which makes it more of a Red Flag.
If it really were for foreign consumption, truly "the outside world",
it would have been dubbed or subtitled in
English - a language well understood worldwide, including China, Japan
and South Korea.
March 22nd, 2013
Report No. 1
South Korea: Chinese
address source of attack. (1)
A Chinese Internet address was the
source of a cyberattack on one company hit in a massive network shutdown that
affected 32,000 computers at six banks and media companies in South
Korea, initial findings indicated Thursday.
It's too early to assign blame - Internet addresses can easily be
manipulated and the investigation could take weeks - but suspicion for Wednesday's shutdown
quickly fell on North Korea, which has threatened Seoul and
Washington with attack in recent days because of anger over U.N.
sanctions imposed for its Feb. 12 nuclear test.
South Korean regulators said they believe the attacks came from a
"single organization," but they've still not finished investigating
what happened at the other companies.
Experts say hackers often
attack via computers in other countries to hide their identities.
South Korea has previously accused North Korean hackers of using
Chinese addresses to infect their networks.
"We do know that North Korea
does route attacks through Chinese servers because that's the only way
they can communicate with South Korea," Timothy Junio, a
cybersecurity fellow at Stanford University's Center for International
Security and Cooperation, said. "It's not surprising there's a Chinese
IP address involved."
Seoul believes North Korea
runs an Internet warfare unit aimed at hacking U.S. and South
Korean government and
military networks to gather information and disrupt service.
The attack Wednesday caused computer networks at major banks and top TV
broadcasters to crash simultaneously. It paralyzed bank machines across
the country and raised fears that this heavily Internet-dependent
society was vulnerable. On Thursday, only one of the attacked
banks, Shinhan, was fully online, officials said.
Remember how everyone has been pointing the
fingers to China as the entity responsible for hacking our computers?
Well, it seems that everyone has egg on their faces if the above is
In other words - We "know it all", but cannot predict when and
where an inoperative
satellite will fall on Earth nor
who is hacking who
March 21st, 2013
Report No. 1
heading to Earth? Pray, says NASA. (1)
NASA chief Charles Bolden has
advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City:
That's about all the United
States - or anyone for that matter - could do at this point about
unknown asteroids and meteors that may be on a collision course with
Earth, Bolden told lawmakers at a U.S. House of Representatives
Science Committee hearing on Tuesday.
An asteroid estimated to be
have been about 55 feet in diameter exploded on February 15 over
Chelyabinsk, Russia, generating shock waves that shattered windows and
damaged buildings. More than 1,500 people were injured.
Later that day, a larger,
unrelated asteroid discovered last year passed about 17,200 miles from
Earth, closer than the network of television and weather satellites
that ring the planet.
"The odds of a near-Earth object strike causing massive casualties and
destruction of infrastructure are very small, but the potential
consequences of such an event are so large it makes sense to takes the
risk seriously," Holdren said.
About 66 million years ago, an object 6 miles in diameter is believed
to have smashed into what is now the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico,
leading to the demise of the dinosaurs, as well as most plant and
animal life on Earth.
The asteroid that exploded over Russia last month was the largest
object to hit Earth's atmosphere since the 1908 Tunguska event when an
asteroid or comet exploded over Siberia, leveling 80 million trees over
more than 830 square miles (2,150 sq km).
Praised be God! They are finally waking
This is the first sensible advice from NASA regarding Earth bound
asteroids since they started monitoring
space for Near Earth objects.
Report No. 2
South Korean banks,
media report network crash. (1)
Police and South Korean officials were
investigating the simultaneous shutdown Wednesday of computer networks
at several major broadcasters and banks. While the cause wasn't
immediately clear, speculation
centered on a possible North Korean cyberattack.
The shutdown came days after North Korea blamed South Korea and the
United States for cyberattacks that temporarily shut down websites in
Officials at the two South
Korean public broadcasters KBS and MBC said that all computers at their
companies shut down at 2 p.m. (0500 GMT). The officials said the
shutdown was not immediately causing any damage to their daily TV
YTN cable news channel
reported the company's internal computer network was completely
paralyzed. Local TV showed workers staring at blank computer
screens, and at one coffee
shop employees asked for cash, saying their credit card machine wasn't
The state-run Korea Information Security Agency confirmed that
computers at at least five South Korean companies were down. The agency
was investigating what caused the outage.
North Korea denied the allegation and
the U.S. military declined to comment.
sees one's neighbor's beard on
fire, one should start soaking his
." Unfortunately, such wise
seldom put into practice.
The water is usually used to douse the fire in one's beard after having
half a dozen "Red Flags" courtesy of God.
March 20th, 2013
Report No. 1
accusations of chemical attack. (1)
Syria's government and rebels traded
accusations of a chemical attack Tuesday on a northern village near
Aleppo. However a U.S.
official said there was no evidence of any such attack.
The regime, whose allegation
was backed by ally Russia, said 25 people were killed.
...if confirmed, it would be the first known use of chemical weapons in
the 2-year-old civil war and a glimpse of one of the nightmare
scenarios for this conflict.
One of the international community's top concerns since fighting began
is that Syria's vast arsenal of chemical weapons could be used by one
side or the other or could fall into the hands of foreign jihadist
fighters among the rebels or the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah,
which is allied with the regime.
The accusations emerged only
a few hours after the opposition to President Bashar Assad elected a
prime minister to head an interim government that would rule
areas seized by rebel forces from the regime.
Why would we say that "...there was no
evidence of any such attack
President Obama and the collapsing European Union said that if Syria
used chemical and/or biological weapons they would intervene without
Report No. 2
Bringing a Virtual
Brain to Life. (1)
For months, Henry Markram and his team
had been feeding data into a supercomputer,... in the basement of
the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
The supercomputer houses thousands of microchips, each programmed to
act like a brain cell. Cables carried signals from microchip to
microchip, just as cells do in a real brain.
In 2006, Dr. Markram flipped the switch. Blue Brain, a tangled web of
nearly 10,000 virtual neurons, crackled to life. As millions of signals raced along
the cables, electrical activity resembling real brain waves emerged.
"That was an incredible moment," he said, comparing the simulation to
what goes on in real brain tissue. "It didn’t match perfectly, but it
was pretty good. As a biologist, I was amazed."
Deciding then that simulating the entire brain on a supercomputer would
be possible within his lifetime, Dr. Markram, now 50, set out to prove
"A meticulous virtual copy of the human brain," Dr. Markram wrote in
Scientific American, "would enable basic research on brain cells and
circuits or computer-based drug trials."
An equally ambitious "big
brain" idea is in the works in the United States: The Obama
administration is expected to propose its own project, with up to $3 billion allocated
over a decade to develop technologies to track the electrical
activity of every neuron in the brain.
Now, if we could get some funding to
determine why humans are so intrinsically stupid, we could make some
We are not even able to peacefully coexist with our neighbor, and we
want to electronically duplicate that partially flawed brain of ours?
We say "partially" because the God Created anatomical and physiological
mechanism cannot be
It is the exercise of a free will which places us at the very
of the scale of all animals, when it comes to harmonious coexistence
with ourselves and our environment. We should be ashamed of
But wait! Eureka! No funding for this new project is needed. We have
Only when man allows God into his heart, and works with Him deferring
always to the One Who knows best, we will rise to the No.1 spot on the
scale in harmonious coexistence. Otherwise, we are pathetic bumbling
mammals hardly worth the slime (2)
God used to fashion us with.
York Times Report
(2) And the Lord God formed man of the slime
of the earth: and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man
became a living soul. [Genesis
March 19th, 2013 [Feast
of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church]
Report No. 1
Cypriot savings grab
shocks savers across Europe. (1)
A plan to seize up to 10 percent of
people's savings in the small Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus
sent shockwaves across Europe on Monday as households realized the
money they have in the bank may not be safe.
A weekend agreement between Cyprus and its European partners called for
the government to raid bank accounts as part of a 15.8 billion Euro
($20.4 billion) financial bailout, the first time in the eurozone's
crisis that the prospect of seizing individuals' savings has been
In order to get 10 billion Euro ($13 billion) in bailout loans from
international creditors, Cyprus agreed to take a percentage of all
deposits - including
ordinary citizens' savings. The surprise deal stoked fears that deposits in
other countries could be targeted.
"The damage is done,"
said Louise Cooper of CooperCity, a financial research firm. "Europeans now know that their
savings could be used to bail out banks."
The euro and stocks around
the world took a hit even though the Cypriot economy accounts
for only 0.2 percent of the combined output of the 17 European Union
countries that use the currency.
As we were saying....
And never mind the European depositors. When the "big boys" from
outside the European Union start pulling out their money from the
"safe" European Union banks, the background music playing will be that
of "The Death of a Swan".
The EU is falling apart at the seams and now their "brilliant minds"
up with an idea that will accelerate their demise.... thus keeping the
March 18th, 2013
Report No. 1
Cyprus savers to be
hit by bailout levy. (1)
Shock has turned to panic in Cyprus as
the terms of a Brussels backed bailout became known. A one-off levy on
personal savings drove many to withdraw what they could from ATM
Cyprus is to get 10 billion euros to stave off bankruptcy but in a
radical departure from previous aid packages, the island's savers are
being forced to pay up to 10% of their deposits to raise another six
British-born Cypriots and their families, some of the UK's 3,500
service personnel on the island and holiday home owners will also have
to pay up when the levy comes into operation on Tuesday.
The Cypriot parliament's debate on the savings tax that shocked the
entire nation will now take place on Monday. (2)
The president postponed the debate to
gain time and try and ensure a majority, as for the moment the EU-IMF
imposed levy on savings has raised hackles on all sides.
Rates will start at 6.75
percent and go to 9.9 percent on deposit accounts. The Eurogroup expects this will
raise 5.9 billion euros.
Banks may stay closed until
Wednesday morning to prevent savers making massive withdrawals,
which may prove more of a problem for foreign depositors, who hold 37
percent of Cypriot savings.
The European authorities swear on the
proverbial stack of Bibles that this will not happen in any other country
Of course, until a couple of days ago this "would have never happened
in any country
" of the
Now, we give you three guesses - although you will only need one -
about what will happen to the money owned by foreign nationals and
which is deposited in "safe" European Union Banks. If the flow of money
out of Europe has been on "high tide" mode for the last year and a
half, they may be facing now a flow of tsunami proportions.
This Cuba-like tactic will not go unnoticed by the non European Union
movers and shakers. One day, Europeans will wake up to the news that
the 500 Euro notes have changed color the Central Bank will only
up to 10,000 Euro in cash.
Radical as such idea may sound, it may be the only answer
to stop the submerged economy of the Mediterranean faction of the
European Union; a submerged economy which is thought, by experts, to be
about 25-30 % of the above board economy. Personally, I think is well
over 30 %.
By the way, most of the 500 Euro notes are not in
. It is very hard to find one. One needs to notify a
few days ahead if you wish to take out some of your money in 500 Euro
notes. Guess where they are? Under mattresses, cardboard boxes and
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Report No. 2
Syria Warns It May Strike Lebanon. (1)
Assad's regime says rebels are
crossing back and forth over border.
With Syrian militants crossing back and forth across the northern
Lebanon border, the Syrian
foreign ministry has told Lebanon to put a stop to it or else face
military strikes, reports Reuters via the Christian Science
"Syrian forces have so far exercised restraint from striking at armed
gangs inside Lebanese territory," says the Syrian diplomatic cable,
adding that "patience is not
Opposition militants have taken control over much of northern Syria and
are trying to choke out government forces, clustered mostly in military
bases in cities - but the process is brutally slow. "They believe in
their fates, and that everything comes from God," says one opposition
It used to be "There is no business like Show Business
Tragically, it now is: "There is no
business like War Business
", and man has proven incapable of
bringing it to an end.
March 16th, 2013
Report No. 1
organization loses Danish court case over use of Opus Dei name in card
A Danish court has ruled against
Opus Dei in its suit against a Danish publisher for alleged
trademark violations in a card game that uses the name of the Roman
In their verdict Friday, judges at the Danish Maritime and Commercial
High Court ruled that the philosophy-themed card game "Opus Dei.
Religion" is so different from the Catholic organization's mission that
use of the Latin words "Opus Dei" - meaning "God's work" - cannot
constitute a trademark infringement.
The court ruled that Opus Dei
will have to pay the defendant's legal expenses of 45,000 kroner
The Escrivites continue to lose ground
Thanks be to God!
Report No. 2
If you ever wonder
what happens when one uses Google services - you may want to
take a look
As the saying goes: "There are no free lunches
they are from God and, then, some conditions apply..... like striving
with all your heart to live according to
March 15th, 2013
Report No. 1
Tattoos Can Now Be Printed Directly Onto Human Skin. (1)
Thanks to the same people that brought
us the stick-on electric tattoo and stretchable battery, we're now
looking at a future of electronic sensors that can be printed directly
onto human skin.
At least for now, it seems like the sensors will be mainly used for
medical purposes; they'll be able to monitor skin hydration,
temperature, and any electric signals from muscle and brain activity.
The possibilities are truly exciting, and in a certain light, mildly
terrifying. But whether we're ready for it not, the future, it seems,
Report No. 2
humility: stops by hotel to pay bill. (1)
Pope Francis put his humility on
display during his first day as pontiff Thursday, stopping by
his hotel to pick up his luggage and pay the bill himself in a
decidedly different style of papacy than his tradition-minded
predecessor, who tended to stay ensconced in the frescoed halls of the
Christ comments:  Take
heed that you do not your
justice before men, to
be seen by them: otherwise you shall not have a reward of your
Father who is in heaven.  Therefore when thou dost an almsdeed, sound not a trumpet before thee,
as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be honoured by men.
Amen I say to you, they have received their reward.
 But when thou dost alms, let not
thy left hand know what thy right hand doth.  That thy alms may be
in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret will repay thee.  And
when ye pray, you shall not be as the hypocrites, that love to stand
and pray in the synagogues and corners of the streets, that they may be
seen by men: Amen I say to you, they have received their reward.
 And when you fast, be not as the
hypocrites, sad. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear
unto men to fast. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward.
 But thou, when thou fastest anoint thy head, and wash thy face;
 That thou appear not to men to fast, but to thy Father who is in
secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret, will repay thee
. [Matthew 6]
March 14th, 2013
Report No. 1
U.S. snaps up huge stockpile of Smallpox related drugs. Experts
question need for
$463M anti-bioterror. (1)
More than 30 years after the World
Health Organization declared smallpox eradicated, the federal government has spent
$463 million on enough medicine to treat two million cases.
The only stocks of the smallpox virus known to still exist are in
heavily guarded labs in Atlanta and Moscow, but experts won't rule out
the existence of renegade stocks or the possibility of the once-feared
killer being genetically engineered back into existence, the New York
The huge federal order will be a bonanza for Siga Technologies, a small
biotech firm that created the new smallpox medicine, but some experts
say the government is buying way too much - especially since it already
has a stockpile of 300 million doses of smallpox vaccine.
"Is it appropriate to
stockpile it? Absolutely," a bioweapons expert at Rutgers
University says. "Is it
appropriate to stockpile two million doses? Absolutely not. Twenty
thousand seems like the right number."
With Syria, with its back against the
wall and nowhere to go other than down
it does not seem as a "half-baked" idea.
Obviously Washington knows more about what is going on in Syria than is
letting on - which is wise.
York Times Reports
March 13th, 2013
Report No. 1
Department of Defense
of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
March 13, 2013
Norad Exercise Planned for National Capital Region
The North American Aerospace Defense Command
(NORAD) and its geographical component, the Continental United States
NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 13-06 beginning
tonight, in the National Capital Region (NCR), Washington, D.C.
exercise will conclude early Thursday morning.
Flights in the NCR are scheduled to take
place between midnight and 2 a.m. (EDT).
The exercise is comprised of a series of
training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation
Administration, the National Capital Region Coordination Center, the
Joint Air Defense Operations Center (JADOC), Civil Air Patrol, U.S.
Coast Guard and CONR’s Eastern Air Defense Sector.
Exercise Falcon Virgo is designed to hone
NORAD’s intercept and identification operations as well as
operationally test the NCR Visual Warning System and certify newly
assigned command and control personnel at JADOC. Civil Air Patrol
aircraft and a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter will
participate in the exercise.
In the event of inclement weather, the
exercise will take place the following evening. If bad weather
continues, officials will then make a decision to postpone or cancel
For more information, please contact NORAD
and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs at 719-554-6889.
March 12th, 2013 [Nisan
1st, First Day of the First
Month of the Jewish
Biblical Calendar Year]
Report No. 1
NKorean pattern: Wait, then attack. (1)
Recent Korean history reveals a
sobering possibility: It may
only be a matter of time before North Korea launches a sudden, deadly
attack on the South. And perhaps more unsettling, Seoul has
vowed that this time, it will respond with an even stronger blow.
Humiliated by past attacks, South Korea has promised - as recently as
last Tuesday - to hit back hard at the next assault from the North,
opening up the prospect that a skirmish could turn into a wider war.
Lost in the headline-making
North Korean bluster about nuclear strikes on Washington in
response to U.N. sanctions is
a single sentence in a North Korean army Supreme Command statement of
March 5. It said North Korea "will
make a strike of justice at any target anytime as it pleases without
Those words have a chilling
link to the recent past, when Pyongyang, angry over perceived
slights, took its time before exacting revenge on rival South Korea.
Vows of retaliation after naval clashes with South Korea in 1999 and
2009, for example, were followed by more bloodshed, including attacks
blamed on North Korea that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010.
North Korea sometimes takes
months to follow through on its occasionally cryptic threats or
warnings, but it also has
North Korea has attempted a military provocation within weeks of every
South Korean presidential inauguration dating back to 1992, according
to Victor Cha, a former Asia adviser to President George W. Bush, and
Ellen Kim at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think
tank in Washington. South Korea's new president was inaugurated Feb. 25.
"Expect a North Korean
provocation in the coming weeks," Cha and Kim wrote Thursday.
Report No. 2
US citing security
to censor more public records. (1)
The U.S. government, led by the
Pentagon and CIA, censored or withheld for reasons of national security
the files that the public requested last year under the Freedom
of Information Act more
often than at any time since President Barack Obama took office,
according to a new analysis by The Associated Press.
Overall, the Obama administration last year answered its highest number
of requests so far for copies of government documents, emails,
photographs and more, and it slightly reduced its backlog of requests
from previous years. But it more
often cited legal provisions allowing the government to keep records or
parts of its records secret, especially a rule intended to protect
The AP's analysis showed the government released all or portions of the
information that citizens, journalists, businesses and others sought at
about the same rate as the previous three years. It turned over all or
parts of the records in about 65 percent of requests. It fully rejected more than
one-third of requests, a slight increase over 2011, including cases when it couldn't
find records, a person refused to pay for copies or the request was
determined to be improper.
The administration cited exceptions built into the law to avoid turning
over materials more than 479,000 times, a roughly 22 percent increase over
the previous year. In many cases, more than one of the law's
exceptions was cited in each request for information.
I feel that too much information is being
revealed - even when the "magic period" of several decades cause an
automatic declassification of top secret documents.
For example - the biography of J. Edgar Hoover (2)
- is an invaluable tool in the hands of our enemies
- foreign and
local. It should be used as a tool for our Administrators to learn how not to
act in an
unconstitutional manner and/or in illegally under international law.
For our enemies such revelations become a - "If you did this with such limited
technology available, imagine what you are doing now."
mentality; a mentality which leads to a counter behavior which, with
technology, can turn a sixteen year old dysfunctional teenager into the
most serious threat the Pentagon may ever had.
Transparency is great to protect the rights of the citizens but not at
the expense of National Security. I feel that, using the seldom used
part of the human anatomy - the brain! - an excellent balance
could be achieved.
Report No. 3
World War III on the
World Wide Web. (1)
America is under cyber attack,
and Washington now believes there is evidence that China is officially
sponsoring much of it.
The source of much of the activity is a military building, and not some
amateur hacker’s home. Mandiant, a private security firm has traced a
wave of cyber attacks to the door of China’s cyber command. The report
has rattled Washington, and
the IT and intelligence communities are still scrambling for adequate
On Wednesday the Homeland Security Committee of the US Congress holds a
hearing on cyber security, with the fear that World War Three is already
underway, via fibre-optic links and secret servers putting vital
infrastructure at risk, and stealing valuable secrets.
Paul Innella, boss of cyber security firm TDI claims "everyone is hacking everyone",
but that does not make it a level playing field. Some victims have more
to lose than others.
As we were saying....
In addition, we ask: Why has taken this long to the agencies entrusted
with our security to realize that this was coming? Do they have syrup
in their veins? Maybe we need to place out security agencies on
commission - No busted threat, no
You'd be amazed how quickly that syrup in their veins
turns into fast flowing blood.
March 11th, 2013
Report No. 1
[highlights by contributor]
Index of Forbidden Blogs. (1)
Just when you think that the bureaucrats at the
Vatican cannot do anything stupider than they’ve done before, they
manage do outdo themselves:
One of the domain names
of a website that is the primary source of information on clergy sex
abuse cases has been blocked on the Vatican's web servers.
on Vatican servers who try to access one
of the four web addresses for Bishopaccountability.org,
which tracks publicly available information on clergy accused of abuse,
are told the page has been blocked because of "Hate/Racism."
A Vatican spokesman said the
site may be blocked because of an automatic filter system that checks
words that appear on websites for explicit nature or inappropriateness.
Bishopaccountability.org, which is a
non-profit corporation in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, is run by a
staff of two located in the Boston area.
A staple of those
researching the decades-long clergy sex abuse crisis, the site includes
links to reporting on abuse since the 1980s, a database of accused
abusers throughout the U.S., testimonies of abuse survivors, and court
documents from lawsuits and criminal prosecutions across the U.S.
Among its activities in the past
year, the site has:
available more than 8,500 pages of material detailing claims of sexual
abuse by a group of Franciscan priests and brothers in California,
after their court-ordered release in May 2012;
detailed timeline of the witness testimonies and evidence in the trial
of Msgr. William Lynn, a former official in the Philadelphia
archdiocese who was found guilty in June 2012 of endangering children
during his time at the archdiocese from 1992-2004, and;
background information on the release of some 12,000 files documenting
Cardinal Roger Mahony and the Los Angeles’ archdiocese’s handling of
abuse cases in the 1980s, following the files’ court ordered release in
site is dedicated to the survivors and their families and loved ones,”
the site states on its “About us” page.
to one of the site's four addresses was prevented by the web service
provided in Paul VI Audience Hall, a facility the Vatican has provided
for use by reporters during the papal transition.
Mr. Podles helped
BishopAccountability get started. It has hundreds of thousands of pages
of documents which are being organized and put on the web. Sunlight is
the best disinfectant.
What the Vatican
bureaucrats at all levels do not yet realize is that the web makes
secrecy almost impossible. Their idiocies will be broadcast world-wide,
so they might as well do the right thing.
attempts to suppress the web will fail, and will only give wider
publicity to their mistakes:
The reader may draw his/her own conclusions.
It should be highlighted that one one of the servers was blocked - the
server that provides the service in Paul VI Audience Hall, a facility the Vatican has
provided for use by reporters during the papal transition.
They are finished
. It is just
a matter of witnessing how God will dispense Divine Justice and dispose
of them as He disposed of the Temple's priestly class. This time - once
and for all!
They will then learn what we meant when we wrote: The Gates of Hell
will not prevail.... but some conditions do apply.
Index of Forbidden Blogs
March 9th, 2013
As you must have heard, the
beginning of the (pretend) Conclave
has been set for March 12th.
March 12th, in the year 2013, is the Jewish date of Nisan 1st
- The first day of the
first month of the Jewish biblical calendar.
Nisan in the Jewish calendar is
the first month of the year according to biblical reckoning and
the seventh month of the civil year, usually falling within March and
That day is called Rosh Chodesh.
It is interesting to note the
meaning of Rosh Chodesh:
"On a deeper level, Rosh Chodesh symbolizes renewal,
the ability of the Jewish
People to rise up from oblivion and restore itself to its past
greatness. Just as the moon disappears at the end of each month,
but returns and grows to fullness, so Israel may suffer exile and
decline, but it always renews itself - until the coming of the Messiah,
when the promise of the Exodus and the Revelation at Sinai will be
fulfilled, never to be dimmed again." (2)
Report No. 1
Back on November 4,
2012, the Coptic Church elected Theodoros II as 118th Pope. The
election of H.H. Throdoros II took place as follows:
After the death of Shenouda III the
Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church voted, and the names of the three candidates
who received most votes were put in a glass chalice for a name
to be picked to be the New Patriarch of Alexandria. The name is picked by 'Divine
Choice', by a blindfolded boy believed to be guided by the hand of God.
That is how a Church leader is selected through the unadulterated action
of the Hand of God
. A true Divine Choice.
What we see in the Vatican is the same charade that they have been
practicing for 1,600 years. God only intervenes when whatever action
the "politcos", passing themselves as Divine Representatives, will
interfere with a major Divine Plan.
A case in point was the election of H.H. Paul VI. The "politicos"
thought that they were electing "their man" to stop the Second Vatican
Council.... and they did.
Therefore, God changed "their man" into "His man" to ensure that the
Second Vatican Council would
come to a fruitful end
(as God had established from all
Eternity) - and which Paul VI crowned by officially proclaiming Mary
the Mother of the Church.
Naturally, this did not set
well with the "politicos" beginning
with the fact that the RCC Administration had spent centuries
brainwashing the innocent
with the concept that they - who
have assumed the position of "the Church" - were their mother. Remember
the times that you have heard the Mother
or the Mother
[Naturally, with Mary being
the Mother of the Church, which
theologically is an absolute truth, while the "politicos" keep using
their very dear and psycho manipulative term "Mother Church", they are
making Mary our Grandmother...... What a pathetic bunch of
That is why I thought it amusing when we found out the name of the
Maledict was "retiring" to: 'Mater
' (Mother Church)
Report No. 2
Jesus put church in
hands of erring humans, not angels. (1)
If Jesus had wanted a church free
of scandal or problems, he would have put it in the hands of angels,
not a humanity he loved, said Nigeria's newest cardinal elector,
"If you say the church needs to reform and improve, it would be the
first to admit it, because the church has never reached the end of its
journey; the church is always under reform," Cardinal John Olorunfemi
Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria, told Catholic News Service.
Even successful changes or improvements don't signal the job of
conversion "is done and finished once and for all, because every generation has to go through
its own reforms," he said on the sidelines of pre-conclave
meetings March 6.
Cardinal Onaiyekan said, "I
do believe that very often there's a tendency to exaggerate the gravity
and even the moment (importance) of the problems we have in our house
today. Anyone who has read church history knows that there is
nothing new on that."
Problems or accusations of scandal or corruption should be addressed,
he said, "but that only proves that the church is made of human
"Jesus Christ could have left this church in the hands of angels; there
were enough in heaven to do the job," he said.
Instead, with his love and
hope for humanity, he put the church in the hands of 12 ignorant men,
who included simple fishermen and a tax collector, he said.
Portugal comments: From his declarations, we would not want to
even imagine what this "Prince" is keeping in his closet - but we are
sure that any US and UK tabloid would give the proverbial King's Ransom
God has used him to show to the world what is the Hierarchy's mentality
and why the Administration has continued to wallow in its own waste for
It seems that the "Prince" missed the following part of the New
But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in
me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his
neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.  Woe to
the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come:
but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh. [Matthew 18]
....not to mention the next one....
And if thy hand, or thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast it
from thee. It is better for thee to go into life maimed or lame, than
having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire.  And
if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee. It is
better for thee having one eye to enter into life, than having two eyes
to be cast into hell fire.  See that you despise not one of these
little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see
the face of my Father who is in heaven. [Matthew 18]
Of course, neither Jesus meant the amputations literally, nor we would
even consider such interpretation. What He clearly meant was that it
was imperative to get rid of the source of sin.
In "sexual abuse terms", what He meant was: Once a member of a
religious order, clergy and or hierarchy is found guilty of any form of
sexual abuse, he/she is to be set aside and removed from any kind of
. He did not mean: "Move him/her to wherever he/she is not
know and keep quiet about it.
Brethren - you have no idea how disgusting and upsetting it is for me
to write about these people, but we must. That is part of the reason
for my existence. However, know that I look forward to the time that I
have only to interact with the
of this shameful lot, like
the John Bosco's, the
Teresa's (de Jesus), the Gertrude's, the Faustina's, the John XXIII's,
March 8th, 2013
Cardinals get finance brief but no
Cardinals in Rome for the conclave to
elect the next pope received a briefing on the Holy See's finances
Thursday amid questions about the Vatican bureaucracy and continued
suspicions about its bank.
The heads of the Vatican's
three main financial offices briefed the cardinals as required by rules
covering the transition period between papacies, during which
cardinals meet daily to discuss the problems of the church and the
qualities needed in a new pope.
The cardinals didn't set a
date for the start of the conclave, and the Vatican spokesman,
the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said he didn't expect a decision to be
taken in Thursday's afternoon session. The last of the 115 voting-age
cardinals, Vietnamese Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man, was
arriving later Thursday and the date can't be set until he does.
Business as usual at The Vatican. Money first!
March 7th, 2013
Report No. 1
Did South Korea Just
Threaten to Strike Kim Jong Un? (1)
In a rare response to North Korea's
bluster, South Korea's military today warned that it is ready to strike
at the North's "command leadership" if provoked - a term that could be
referring to Kim Jong Un, the New York Times reports.
The warning follows the North's
threat yesterday to cancel the Korean
War ceasefire over new UN sanctions
Typically, Seoul considers Pyongyang's threats to be propaganda and
ignores them; this response marks a significant ratcheting up of
tensions between the two countries, the Times notes.
Here's the statement:
"If North Korea attempts a provocation that threatens the lives and
security of our people, our
military will forcefully and decisively
strike not only the origin of provocation and its supporting forces but
also its command leadership. We make it clear that we are all
"We read [North Korea's] confidence in nuclear weapons behind their
aggressive, more provocative rhetoric and actions recently," says one
expert, and the Times reports that officials echo that sentiment.
Reuters reports, Pyongyang has set
no-fly and no-sail zones, indicating it is preparing to conduct
military drills off its east and west coasts - or even test-fire
missiles, warns the South.
From the almost daily fallout from the
love-hate relationship reported between North and South Korea, it is
easy to confirm that the government officials, of all countries
involved, as well as the media, do not have the slightest idea
of what they are talking about.
Just a reminder....
Report No. 2
sanctions, NKorea vows to nuke US. (1)
North Korea on Thursday vowed to
launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States,
amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a vote by U.N.
diplomats on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its
recent nuclear test.
An unidentified spokesman for Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry said the
North will exercise its right for "pre-emptive nuclear strikes on the
headquarters of the aggressors" because Washington is pushing to start
a nuclear war against the North.
Although North Korea
boasts of nuclear bombs and pre-emptive strikes, it is not thought to have mastered
the ability to produce a warhead small enough to put on a missile
capable of reaching the U.S. It is believed to have enough
nuclear fuel, however, for a handful of crude nuclear devices.
We are going to get it one way or another -
whether it is from North Korea or Cuba or from a nuclear bomb already
in an Embassy in Washington, D.C. (2), etc., etc.
As we keep on saying - the only real option is prayer.
(2) The Soviet Union had
a nuclear bomb in their Embassy in Washington, D.C. TIME, November
12, 2001. p. 31
March 6th, 2013
Meanwhile in Spain....
In the recent past
we have mentioned how the Opus Dei forces are losing ground everywhere.
The crucial battles are now being fought in Spain and Portugal, with
Spain as the final battleground since it is the Flag-Ship of the Opus
The recent state of affairs regarding Opus Dei in Portugal has been
brought to our attention, and as the saying goes, they have been
"thrown under the bus" without much ado.
A. In the January 28, 2013,
issue of a major Portuguese daily - Diario de Notícias - a
lengthy article about Opus Dei in Portugal begins on the front
page. The blaring headlines read (our translation): Members of the Opus Dei Control an Estate
in Excess of 50 million Euro ( about 65 million US dollars).
This lengthy front page article is followed by a number of articles
covering eleven full pages
of said daily's edition. Key members of Opus Dei were interviewed and
quoted by name. It is amazing what they themselves revealed. In a
nutshell: They have described: (a) how the official organization Opus
Dei appears to have just a few dollars while it fully controls a total
of hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars; (b) how the money
is invested while collecting donations from members to cover alleged
investment losses; and (c) listing of businesses which are indirectly
owned by Opus Dei.
Some high profile members of the hierarchy were also interviewed. Of
course, all were supportive of Opus Dei.
In essence - in this series of articles - the typical Modus Operandi of
Opus Dei has been exposed and will be used against them on a worldwide
scale. In case the reader may think that the Modus Operandi that was
revealed does not reflect the truth (in order to somehow protect Opus
Dei and its members) - that is not the case. What has been revealed
matches perfectly with what we know about their Modus Operandi.
B. In the weekly (February 12
to 27, 2013) issue of the Portuguese magazine VISÃO (the Portuguese
equivalent to the U.S. TIME
magazine) we read the following headlines (our translation): The Sexual
Siege in the Church : THE BISHOP'S SECRET. A short text follows. The
full backdrop of the cover is a photograph of a high profile Bishop who
has "crashed" in Portugal and has, logically, been promoted to a high
position at the Vatican.
The Bishop in question is D. Carlos Azevedo, who was being considered
to replace the current Patriarch of Lisbon.
His fall in Portugal, of course, was the result of the sexual scandal
in the Portuguese Roman Catholic Church. In the full six-page article,
his connections with the Opus Dei are also brought to light.
This less than subtle attack on Opus Dei in Portugal is a rarity. The
last one we can remember was the VISÃO article that we quoted
from in a 1994 document (1).
Coincidentally, that magazine's headquarters burned down shortly
thereafter – and until now, we did not hear another negative word out
of them regarding the Opus Dei.
The battle against the Opus Dei is less obvious, since what is seen by
the public is the siege of the Partido Popular (which is now in the
government). The Partido Popular is, in essence, the Opus Dei Party.
The attacks are now coming from outside the Party as well as from the
The manifestation - in Catholic Church terms - of the siege of Opus Dei
is seen in the defense of poor Ratzinger and how he has been
conspired against by the evil ones within the Roman Curia. They have
gone to the extreme of mopping the floors with the late John Paul II in
an effort to defend Ratzinger.
We will now quote from a featured column (2)
in the Sunday
supplement of the high profile Spanish daily ABC
. This daily is so Monarchical
(center-right-right) that the locals claim that if tomorrow was the
King's birthday and, on the same day the World was going to end, the
feature article in the final issue would be the King's birthday.
The five full page article is headlined as follows (our translation): "They have won", the Pope
referring to Ratzinger) lamented 17
years ago. And the story repeats itself: he has been powerless against
those who believe in a Church above Good and Evil.
A global condemnation of the late John Paul II is made to justify
Maledict's resignation with the following statement (our
translation): The poisoned
legacy of Wojtyla was too much
(for Maledict). This is followed
by highlighting the alleged pro-pedophile position of the late John
Paul II, which was allegedly purchased by the now-disgraced founder of
the Legionnaires of Christ. The article also pointed to the shady
transactions of the Vatican Bank allegedly allowed by John Paul II
Such an attack on John Paul II from the Opus Dei sympathizers’ quarters
means only one thing: They are desperate and are acknowledging the fact
that once Opus Dei's Maledict is out, they have lost the grip they had
in the Vatican.
Portugal's concluding comments:
Opus Dei is now up against the
wall and maybe, just maybe, because we are going straight into the
Chastisement, God does not need their "services" any more.
To explain such a strange statement, imagine that at the very last
moment, God had decided not to give humanity another chance via the
Redemptive Sacrifice of Jesus. If that had been the case, He no longer
would have needed the "services" of Judas Iscariot. In that case, Judas
would have had to gravely sin against God in some other way so that he
would end in hell, as he was predestined to do in Eternity.
(1) "The Secret Army of
the Pope" published by Portuguese VISÄO and French Le
(2) El Norte de
Castilla, Sunday, February 17, 2013. pp. 18-23
March 5th, 2013
Report No. 1
Underworld saint becoming
more popular in US. (1)
A follower in New Orleans built a
public shrine in her honor. An actor in Albuquerque credits her with
helping him land a role on the TV show "Breaking Bad." She turns up
routinely along the U.S.-Mexico border at safe houses, and is sighted
on dashboards of cars used to smuggle methamphetamine through the
Popular in Mexico, and sometimes
linked to the illicit drug trade, the skeleton saint known as La
Santa Muerte in recent years has found a robust and diverse
following north of the border: immigrant small business owners,
artists, gay activists and the poor, among others - many of them
non-Latinos and not all involved with organized religion.
Clad in a black nun's robe
and holding a scythe in one hand, Santa Muerte appeals to people
seeking all manner of otherworldly help: from fending off
wrongdoing and carrying out vengeance to stopping lovers from cheating
and landing better jobs. And others
seek her protection for their drug shipments and to ward off law
"Her growth in the United
States has been extraordinary," said Andrew Chesnut, author
of "Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint"... the
Bishop Walter F. Sullivan, Chair in Catholic Studies at Virginia
Commonwealth University, says "Because you can ask her for anything,
she has mass appeal and is now gaining a diverse group of followers
throughoutthe country. She's the ultimate multi-tasker."
This is the product of the "Evangelization"
led by the successors of the seemingly most emulated Apostle, Judas
Report No. 2
Mahony says Vatican told him to attend papal conclave. (1)
The retired cardinal has been under fire for his
handling of sexual
abuse cases, particularly his role in hiding molestations by priests
from authorities. The cover-ups were revealed with the recent release
of thousands of pages of detailed court documents about the cases.
But shortly after Pope Benedict XVI announced he
would retire at the
end of last month, Mahony announced on his blog that he would attend
the conclave to elect the next pope. The announcement touched off a
fresh storm of protest against Mahony, who has been using his blog and
Twitter account to defend himself.
Now in Rome
for the conclave,
Mahony has been keeping a high profile and tweeting regularly.
We are sure that "La Santa Muerte" is giving
him a hand....
March 4th, 2013
About the Boy
Scouts of America recent News
by (Mr.) IW @ US
The Decline and Fall of the Boy Scouts of America - An
illustration via brief historical overview of just how bad its present
situation really is.
Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was established in 1910 with headquarters
in New York City. As Scouting was always designed for urban boys, NYC
became its 'test tube'. The amazing popularity of the program in its
first years created a massive backlog of boys who wanted to join - yet
there were not enough troops or scoutmasters to run them.
Scouting in NYC became the model for how to organize and operate
the program across the US. After several false starts to separate NYC
Scouting from the National BSA headquarters, the Boy Scout Foundation
of Greater New York was established by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1922.
He remained its head until his death. Its successor corporation -
Greater New York Councils (GNYC) - exists today. (1)
It is a 'super council', composed of five councils (one for each of
the five Boroughs of NYC). How successful was Scouting in NYC? By
the 50th Anniversary of the BSA in 1960, GNYC had some 80,000 boy members.
In the Manhattan Council, by the 70s and 80s, while the membership
had fallen in GNYC totals to c. 60,000, they operated five Districts.
Each District had about 30 scout troops. Total membership in Manhattan
in 1982 was around 7500.
Today, in the Manhattan Council - on an island of 1.7 million souls -
there is only one District. And less then 500 Manhattan boys are
now registered in Scouting
. The present total boy membership
for all of GNYC is now 3,900.
There were more NYC boys registered in 1911, then there are today in
Nationally, the boy membership of the BSA has fallen from a high of 6.5
million (1969) to less then 2.7 million in 2011
. As they allow no
external audit of their membership rolls, and have a bad reputation for
inflating the rolls (by as much as 1/3) the actual numbers are probably
far less now.
have lost the organization. Totally. It is a 'house of cards', held
together by the reputation and public image of the BSA. A
reputation now forever soiled by rampant pedophilia, corruption, and
When one shuts down a theater, there is a tradition of leaving one
solitary light on the stage: the Ghost Light
For the once great BSA, the time has come to put on the Ghost Light....
as the show is over, save for the ghosts.
the Ghost Light
March 2nd, 2013
Report No. 1
Greenpeace slams WHO
over Fukushima radiation. (1)
Greenpeace has criticised the World
Health Organisation's (WHO) assessment of radioactive risks around
Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant. The environmental group says the WHO
has not sufficiently taken into account the potential long-term health
risks to people exposed to radiation in the area.
The Japanese government acknowledges the problems. Shinji Inoue,
Japan's Vice Minister for the Environment, said. Tokyo Electric Power
(TEPCO), which operates Fukushima, said a fish had been detected near the
plant that had 5,000 times the level
of radiation allowed by the government.
Scientists say such high levels of radiation could point to a
continuing leak, as fish naturally lose a few percent of radiation each
day. TEPCO denies this, saying the high levels detected are the result
of previous contamination only.
If you asked the average man-on-the-street
(outside Japan) about the state of affairs regarding the Fukushima
incident, he would, most likely, say that "all has been taken care
of"..... while the diametrically oposed reality is spelled out above.
Do you have an idea about how many similar scenarios are active
worldwide right now? Remember the disappearing bees?
March 1st, 2013
Report No. 1
cardinal defends Mahony on abuse scandal, takes on critics. (1)
Christ reminds us: A
top U.S. cardinal came to the defense of Los Angeles
Cardinal Roger Mahony, saying some priest abuse victims groups who have
criticized Mahony may never be satisfied with the church's response to
William Levada on Monday said Mahony should help
select a new pope.
are some victims groups for whom enough is never
enough, so we have to do our jobs as best we see it," said Levada,
76, according to Associated Press. "He has apologized for
errors in judgment that were made. I believe he should be at the
who spoke about Mahony and the
historic events at the Vatican during a talk at a Menlo Park seminary, is
a former archbishop of San Francisco and also served as the pope's
prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
have slammed Mahony for going to Rome for the papal
conclave after church files released last month showed he sought to
prevent law enforcement officials from investigating priests who
molested children. Mahony has apologized for his actions in the 1980s
but said it is his duty to help select a new pope.
Saturday, a Catholic organization delivered a petition with
thousands of signatures asking that Mahony recuse himself from the
conclave in Rome.
After delivering the petition, organizers
attended Mass at the parish to pray for healing and for the future of
Mahony has been tweeting regularly about Rome and blogging
about his impressions.
"People on the streets are wondering
which Pope God has chosen to replace Benedict," Mahony wrote
"I can't recall a time such as now when people
tend to be so judgmental and even self-righteous, so quick to accuse,
judge and condemn," Mahony wrote on his personal blog.
"And often with scant real facts and information. Because of news
broadcasts now 24/7 there is little or no fact checking; no in-depth
analysis; no context or history given. Rather, everything gets
reported as 'news' regardless of the basis for the item being
reported â€” and passed on by countless other news outlets."
On Saturday, Mahony answered questions under oath for more than
3Â½ hours about his handling of clergy sex abuse cases,
to the lawyer who questioned the former archbishop.
to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that
scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that
man by whom the scandal
For he that shall be ashamed of me,
and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation: the Son of
man also will be ashamed of him, when he shall come in the glory of his
Father with the holy angels. [Mark 8:38]
Ignoring His Words and nurturing scandal
far worse than being ashamed of His Words. It is shamefully ignoring
them. Thanks be to God that soon all of these betrayers of Christ will
not even be history, for they will be Eternally forgotten.
In closing, we wish to remind you who the "defender" is:
a well stained record.
cardinal defends Mahony on abuse scandal
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