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May 31st, 2013 [Visitation of
the Blessed Virgin Mary
(used to be on July 2nd) ]
A Report about
the elusive Jesuit Oath
Courtesy of Mr. WO
From an article about a Jesuit (and former classmate of
"...Fr, Mark Hallinan, SJ,
pronounced his final vows....on October 14, 2001.....(with) these words:
(my name) make my profession to Almighty God, in the presence of the
Virgin Mother, the whole heavenly court, and all those here present,
and to you, Reverend Father (Provincial's name), representing the
Superior General of the Society of Jesus and his successors and
holding the place of God,
perpetual poverty, chastity and obedience; and, in conformity with it,
special care for the instruction of children, according to the manner
of living contained in the apostolic letters of the Society of Jesus,
and its Constitutions. I further promise a special obedience to the
Sovereign Pontiff in regard to the missions according to the same
apostoiilc letters and the Consitutions.
After "solemn" vows, the
"fully professed" take five "simple vows", privately - after
Mass, in a side chapel or a sacristy. "(1)
These unspoken of five simple vows are the modern version of the
dreaded "Jesuit Oath". So, it/they are still taken!
finally sorts out this perplexing matter. I had personally heard the
vow written above, years ago, as a participant in a 'final vows mass'.
course, nobody mentioned what was sworn to privately in the Sacristy!
As a curious indicator of status, the above is taken from an
article written by the now famous Fr. James Martin, SJ, in reference to
his own profession of final vows - in 2009. Hallinan is significantly
younger and far less well known then Martin, yet he is selected years
before to take the vows (in 2001).
Obviously, Martin 'proved himself' by his skillful jesuitical
defense of Opus Dei, in which he was both gently criticizing AND
defending them, and critiques of 'Da Vinci COde'.
having contact with Hallinan for many years, I contacted him from the
nursing home where I was recovering from surgery. He was not the same
man I had once
In retrospect, I would have sooner invited Nosferatu to my bedside.
He reeked of ...something hidden..... hidden agendas. And that he was
wearing a mask for me.
I also got the distinct impression that, once contacted by me, that he
was under orders to 'keep an eye on me'.
Portugal comments: We thank Mr. WO for sharing this personal,
and very valuable, experience with all.
from the parish newspaper of St. Ignatius Loyola Church, NYC, Spring
May 30th, 2013 [Memorial of St. Joan
of Arc (victim of fanaticism
within the Roman Catholic Church)]
[highlights by contributor]
new Legion (1)
The Pope received Cardinal De Paolis,
the Legion of Christ's
“chief”, in audience, confirming that the Congregation would have new
superiors and constitutions by the end of 2013.
A general chapter will
be held at the end of 2013 to elect the Legion of Christ’s new
superiors and approve the new constitutions. This
morning the Pope received Cardinal Velasio De
Paolis President emeritus of the Prefecture
for Economic Affairs of the Holy See, in a private
audience. Cardinal De Paolis has been a papal delegate to the Legion of
Christ since 2010 and was conferred full decision-making powers by
Benedict XVI so as to break completely with the Congregation’s previous
leadership. The Congregation was founded and led (until 2005)
by Marcial Maciel, a coke-sniffing, child abusing Mexican priest who
raped his own children.
.... the Pope listened to the
cardinal’s detailed report and was informed about the next steps that
would be taken in the “purification” process started in the Legion and
the Regnum Christi movement, the Legion’s lay branch.
De Paolis’ three-year mandate ends in July. He
explained to Francis what was next on the Congregation’s agenda: the
approval of the constitutions and the general chapter which will elect
the Legion’s new government. The cardinal explained the
problems that emerged within the order during its three years under the administration of an external commissioner. In 2012, De
Paolis formally dismissed all superiors who had been nominated by Maciel.
Maciel himself had enjoyed the protection
of John Paul II’s collaborators until the Pope’s death. All except
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. He was the only one who did not accept the large
offerings made to the Roman Curia.
Bavarian cardinal was elected Pope in 2005, he was finally able
to get the ball rolling and punish the Legion’s corrupt founder (in
2006) and above all encourage the Congregation’s purification process,
which is still underway. This was in fact the subject of the Pope’s
audience with De Paolis.
The constitutions that will regulate the
life of the Legion’s members will be ready by the end of 2013 and the
date of the next general chapter will also be announced within the year.
..... “Some bits were lost along the way but this was inevitable,” Curia sources say. “given how critical the situation
was, losses on the whole were minimal: the vast
majority of the Legion’s 1200 priests gave confirmation of their
devotion and service.”
Were these priests fully deprogrammed? Or did they get an OK stamp
after a few questions?
The Legion is made up of priests, 40
thousand lay people (who are members of the Regnum Christi movement and
carry out their apostolate mainly in universities) and consecrated
members (700 women and about a hundred or so men).” The Legion’s role
will be lessened compared to the Regnum
Christi’s vast galaxy, De Paolis told the Argentinean Pope.
During their meeting, Francis showed a
great interest in the activities of this important Church body,
especially given that Latin America is its biggest field of influence.
Changing the Legion’s leadership is part of the cardinal’s plan to
clean up the Congregation. The man he has chosen as the Legion’s head,
is Brazilian priest, Deomar De Guedes Vaz.
This has been a difficult time in the religious
congregation’s history,” De Paolis stressed. “A time marked by sin,
discouragement, distress and humiliation.” The cardinal told
Vatican Insider that “Despite being afflicted
in every way as Saint Paul says, the vast
majority of the Legion’s priests battled on and did not lose their
spirits, showing perseverance in their vocation. The days of
“pars destruens” are over. “Pars construens”
will now give Francis and the Church a strong and dynamic body, boosted
by the growing role of the Regnum Christi.”
Business as usual! We have in our files the
full "training program" for members of Regnum Christi, courtesy of the
author of a certain document (2)
warning about sects and cults.
If we had very ample resources, we would have turned over said
"brainwashing procedures", called "training program", to a battery of
Psychiatrists and Psychologists to evaluate them and then issue, what
would have been, an exposé of such sect/cult.
Now, it no longer matters since the "Global Reset" should not be far
away. Thanks be to God!
new Legion - Vatican Insider
to be asked
before joining an overzealous religious group
May 29th, 2013
Report No. 1
China's Spies Have
Seen Our Top Weapon Designs. (1)
Chinese hackers have managed to
access the designs for dozens of America's most advanced weapons
systems, according to a confidential report from the Defense
Science Board obtained by the Washington Post.
The designs accessed include
the heart of the Pentagon's missile defense shield for Asia,
along with combat aircraft and ships like the Black Hawk Helicopter,
the V-22 Osprey, the new Littoral Combat Ship, and the most expensive
weapons system ever, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet.
"That's staggering," says the head of one think tank covering Asia
security issues. "These are all very critical weapons systems, critical
to our national security. When I hear this in totality, it's
I am not surprised at all. I am surprised,
the fact that it never occurred to our intelligence departments that it
was going to happen, thus
taken, as a top priority, the appropriate
to avoid it or at least minimize it.
My second surprise is that it has taken this long for our intelligence
departments to catch on.
Amazing, simply amazing!
Report No. 2
QE2 asteroid to fly
by Earth from safe distance. (1)
An asteroid more than 1½ miles
long will zoom past Earth this week from a far-off distance.
The big rock called Asteroid 1998 QE2 will make its closest approach
Friday. It will keep a safe
distance of 3.6 million miles, or 15 times the distance between
Earth and the moon. You
won't be able to see it without a powerful telescope.
It's believed to be about 1.7
miles long, or about nine times the length of the Queen
Elizabeth 2 cruise ship. But that has nothing to do with its name. The
letters and number in the name represent the timing and sequence of the
asteroid's discovery in 1998.
Scientists will use large radar telescopes to study its shape, rotation
and surface features.
Sharing the news just as a matter of
If the QE2 were
on a direct hit path, I would not be concerned either.... and neither should our readers
because the Grand Finale of the chastisement will hit any time and
unannounced. Thus, we must remain calm and be spiritually ready, as we
go about our daily business witnessing, through our actions and
behavior, to all that cross our path.
Report No. 3
Is Facebook becoming the censor of big business?
Facebook seems to now be openly
engaged in censorship and violations of the First Amendment. It has
suspended accounts that post photos of children holding up protest
signs during the March Against Monsanto rally. (1)
Right after NaturalNews posted the story (1), Facebook flagged
NaturalNews.com as a "spam" web site, further trying to suppress
traffic to Natural News by spreading false and fraudulent information
As our readers should know by now - we are
not necessarily "NaturalNews lovers" but, if the above story is
just only 50 % true, we will have to say again: "Houston, we have a(nother) problem!
May 28th, 2013
d'Adèle' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival. (1)
Perhaps coming as no surprise to those
who watched it at the festival, Abdellatif Kechiche’s 'La Vie
d'Adèle' is the Palme d'Or winner.
The film, called 'Blue is the Warmest Colour' in
English, tells the story of
a lesbian couple and has been praised by many who have seen it.
As we stated in our document On Homosexuality - Understanding the Real
Issues and Their Repercussions
The true problems regarding
homosexuality lie in:
1.- The persecution of homosexuals; and
2.- The promotion of the proliferation of homosexual lifestyle.
Without ignoring the reasons and/or
which have caused the homosexual behavior in a human being, which is
by the homophonic attitude, let us look at why it is not practical
promote a homosexual lifestyle where it does not already exist. (2)
It seems that promoting homosexuality has become No.1 in many agendas
We repeat what we stated on the May 27th post:
As the degeneration of the world
becomes obvious to more people,
what we have said for over two decades should make more sense to them
What I have said for over two decades is: "If God materialized before
me and asked: 'Should I go ahead with
My plans for the regeneration of Creation, as you know them, or cancel
them?' My response would be: Step
on it! lest even the Elect be lost too'"
On Homosexuality -
Understanding the Real
Issues and Their Repercussions
May 27th, 2013
Report No. 1
Pill being tested to
increase females' sexual desire. (1)
Half a century ago, the birth-control
pill offered women the ability to switch off ovulation, to separate sex
from reproduction. It played a part, as the '60s got under way, in
propelling a host of profound changes, cultural as well as
reproductive, societal as well as intimate....
The promise of Lybrido
and of a similar medication called Lybridos, which Tuiten also has in
trials, or of whatever chemical finally wins the race for F.D.A.
approval, is that it will be
possible to take a next step, to give women the power to switch on lust,
to free desire from the obstacles that get in its way.
"Female Viagra" is the
way drugs like Lybrido and Lybridos tend to be discussed. But this is a misconception. Viagra meddles with the arteries;
it causes physical shifts...
A female-desire drug
would be something else. It would
adjust the primal and executive regions of the brain. It would reach
into the psyche.
Studies conducted recently are beginning to hint that female eros isn't in the least
programmed for fidelity. These range from close focus on the
sexual habits of our primate ancestors to research exploring women's wish
for casual sex.
My shock really was when I discussed the
above with a close cooperator in Portugal. He just said: "It seems that
Portugal is ahead of the U.S. in this area."
That lust enhancing drug has been in
the market in Portugal for some time already and is promoted with a
shameless publicity campaign.
As the degeneration of the world becomes obvious to more people,
what we have said for over two decades should make more sense to them
What I have said for over two decades is: "If God materialized before
me and asked: 'Should I go ahead with
My plans for the regeneration of Creation, as you know them, or cancel
' My reponse would be: Step
on it! lest even the Elect be lost too
New York Times Reports
Report No. 2
Missing mom's diary
foreshadows family tragedy. (1)
Susan Powell had been married about a
year when she started writing a journal. She was a love-struck,
20-year-old newlywed, dreaming of the future she would build with her
"I just feel incredibly lucky to have Josh," she wrote in 2002.
Before long, however, she found herself torn. A growing sense of danger was
telling her to grab her kids and flee, but her strong religious
faith led her to believe she could save her young family. The journal
entries turned grim.
"If I die, it may not be an accident even if it looks like one," she
wrote in 2008. "Take care of my boys."
She went missing the following year and hasn't been seen since. Her
husband later killed their sons and himself. No one was ever charged in
her disappearance, and the people at the center of the police
investigation — her husband, his brother and their father — are all
either dead or in prison.
This is a textbook case of refusing to act
upon the prompting of the Holy Spirit of God.
She had a "strong religious faith" yet could not discern the obvious
prompting of the Holy Spirit
that went on for quite some time
giving her ample
time to act.
That is exactly what will
at the manifestation of the False
Christ - the Holy Spirit prompting will be unheeded by most.
A real pity but.... the warnings have been available to all via our
pages for years.
Report No. 3
[highlights by contributor]
Benedict XVI finishing the encyclical on Faith to be signed by Pope
Following his recent visit ad limina
with the bishops of his region, the Bishop of Molfetta (Apulia, Italy),
Luigi Martella, spoke of the conversation they had with the new Pope,
including the following:
Then, he spoke to us about
Benedict XVI with such tenderness: "When I
met him for the first time in Castelgandolfo, I noticed that he had a
very lucid memory - he said -, even though physically challenged. Now
he is clearly better." In the end, he wished to exchange a
almost a revelation: Benedict
XVI is finishing writing the encyclical
on faith that will be signed by Pope Francis. Then, he will
prepare his first encyclical on the poor: Beati pauperes!
More evidence of the hand-in-glove collaboration
between Maledict and
his successor. If we have a "dual papacy" now, does this make them
collectively the beast with two horns? (Or to the two horns refer to
the 2-pointed mitre that Maledict has worn?)
Following is what we published on
October 14, 2010:
seems that the Vatican continues to monitor our pages
or.... we posses powers unknown to us.
Back on September 5th, 2010 (a)
we discussed the pagan cult of
Mithraism and its circumstantial connection with the mitre ("mitra" in
latin) worn by Roman Church officials. We quote from that post:
About 170 years after the
Council of Nicea, during the
papacy of Gelasius I (492-496 A.D), the
temporal power of the Church was cemented. He
instituted the Code to make rites and ceremonies uniform. He
maintained the supremacy of
the Church over that of the Kings. At this
time, the mitre becomes an
for the priest to use during religious ceremonies.
Flashing back to our earlier post
of September 1st, 2010 (a)
- which we quote below
in its entirety:
you know that.... the
use of mitres in the personal coat
arms of cardinals and bishops was banned by an instruction of the Holy
See in 1969 during the Pontificate of Paul VI?
...Benedict XVI decided to replace the tiara in his official personal
coat of arms with a simple
mitre which is not, therefore, surmounted by a small globe
and cross as was the
Until the reign
XVI the papal tiara had been one of the ornaments surrounding the
personal coat of arms of all popes for a millennium. In a
controversial break with tradition, on the first version of Benedict's
personal coat of arms the
tiara was replaced with the papal mitre, though the mitre did
contain three levels reminiscent of a three tiers on the papal
Then, on October 10, 2010 [10-10-10]
Benedict XVI unveiled his "new and
improved" Coat of Arms and, you probably guessed it by now.... The
Mitre is out and the Tiara is back in! (b) Amazing, isn't it?
By the way, it was on 10-10-10 (Sunday) when he inaugurated the Synod
on the Middle East and on 10-11-10 (Monday), speaking to the Synod
members, according to Moynihan's Inside
the Vatican Magazine: (c)
This morning the Pope attempted
to "lift the veil" in a rather bold way on what is now occurring in our
An apocalypse is a revealing of something hidden from most of
mankind in a time dominated by falsehood and misconception.
In a certain sense, what Benedict spoke this morning was his
"apocalypse" -- his "lifting of the veil" on the hidden truth behind
the appearances and lies of our time.
May 25th, 2013
Report - Earthquakes
There is a page
on-line, courtesy of USA.gov, that shows the readings of the key
seismographs around the
world. Such seismographs show the earthquake activity throughout the
. The images show a full 24 hour period which is updated
The earthquake activity, on a worldwide scale, has been so tremendous
the last seven days
that we have been moved to share with you
picture of the seismic 'state of affairs' as of May 24, 2013 18:19:33
At the end of the 'instant picture' page (1)
you will find the URL
address of the live picture which, as we said, is updated every 30
Although we have been monitoring earthquake activities for years (2)
, we have not see a week
of such activity before. We thought it prudent to call this to your
picture" page of worldwide seismic activity as of
May 24, 2013 18:19:33 UTC.
publications regarding earthquakes
May 24th, 2013 [Mary, Help of
Christians + Mary of the Path]
Report No. 1
Presiding Bishop of
the Episcopal Church in the USA condemns Paul for bigotry.
She was preaching in Venezuela, where there is a Diocese of the
In a sermon given by the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in
the USA on May 12 of this year, in Curaçao, Diocese of
Venezuela, The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori states:
Paul is annoyed at the slave girl who
keeps pursuing him, telling the world that he and his companions are
slaves of God. She is quite right. She's telling the same
truth Paul and others claim for themselves. But Paul is annoyed, perhaps for being
put in his place, and he responds by depriving her of her gift of
spiritual awareness. Paul can't abide something he won't
see as beautiful or holy, so he
tries to destroy it. It gets him thrown in prison.
It makes me wonder what would have happened to that slave girl if Paul
had seen the spirit of God in her.
The entire sermon may be found in an official Episcopal Church web
In brief, the Bishop condemned Paul's exorcism of the slave girl as an
act of bigotry or annoyance ... since Paul failed to
recognize the "spirit of God
at work in the young fortune
The reading in question - Acts 16:16-20 - follows:
And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain girl, having a pythonical spirit,
met us, who brought to her
masters much gain by divining.  This same following Paul and
us, cried out, saying: These men are the servants of the most high God,
who preach unto you the way of salvation.  And this she did many
days. But Paul being grieved, turned, and said to the spirit: I command
thee, in the name of Jesus Christ, to go out from her. And he went out
the same hour.  But her masters, seeing that the hope of their gain
was gone, apprehending Paul and Silas, brought them into the
marketplace to the rulers.  And presenting them to the magistrates,
they said: These men disturb our city, being Jews; ...
It is simply amazing that someone who claims
to be leading a church is so blind as to overlook the fact that the
spirit in that young woman was not of God.
Yes, she recognized who Paul and his companions were - ....the servants of the most high God, who
preach unto you the way of salvation.... -
but, as we can read
in the Gospels many times demonic spirits would acknowledge that Jesus
was indeed the Son of God.
As if that were not enough - Divination is strictly forbidden in the
Holy Scriptures as we have clearly pointed out. (2).
Episcopal Church Reports
Report No. 2
Hackers Find China
Is Land of Opportunity. (1)
Name a target anywhere in China,
an official at a state-owned company
boasted recently, and his
crack staff will break into that person's computer, download the
contents of the hard drive, record the keystrokes and monitor cellphone
Pitches like that, from a salesman for Nanjing Xhunter Software, were
not uncommon at a crowded trade show this month that brought together
Chinese law enforcement officials and entrepreneurs eager to win
government contracts for police equipment and services.
"We can physically locate
anyone who spreads a rumor on the Internet," said the salesman,
whose company's services include monitoring online postings and
pinpointing who has been saying what about whom.
The culture of hacking in China is not confined to top-secret military
compounds where hackers carry out orders to pilfer data from foreign
governments and corporations. Hacking thrives across official,
corporate and criminal worlds. Whether it is used to break into private
networks, track online dissent back to its source or steal trade
secrets, hacking is openly discussed and even promoted at trade shows,
inside university classrooms and on Internet forums.
The Ministry of Education and
Chinese universities, for instance, join companies in sponsoring
hacking competitions that army talent scouts attend, though "the
standards can be mediocre," said a cybersecurity expert who works for a
government institute and handed out awards at a 2010 competition.
York Times Reports
May 23rd, 2013
Report No. 1
paid to pray for unsuspecting families. (1)
Roman Catholic priests who are sex abusers are
being paid to handle prayer requests from unsuspecting families.
For centuries, the Catholic faithful have arranged masses for sick
relatives, deceased loved ones or in the memory of friends. They're
called "intentions" and usually Catholics offer a small donation. The
I-Team has discovered some intentions are being farmed out to priests
who are sex offenders; men banned from regular ministry - now paid to
pray - and some of the faithful are not informed.
These newly-obtained records from the Diocese of Joliet reveal church
findings that O'Connor had sexually abused many boys in numerous
parishes. The priest was quoted once as saying "it's better than
shacking up with a woman." One of his victims committed suicide
according to the diocese files.
But just one month after
O'Connor was permanently removed from any public ministry, he was sent
a letter from the diocese chancellor asking if he was "in need of mass
stipends... just let us know the number you would need...and a check
will be issued every three months."
Some 20 years ago I was (very briefly..) employed as a parish manager
by a busy "weekday' parish. Surrounded by a shopping/office district,
the parish had no congregation of its own, yet fulfilled a need for
daily mass, confessions, devotions, etc.
I learned many things about the "church business" from that experience.
But that is another story...
had a steady stream of visitors to the office who wanted to have a mass
said for their intention or that of a loved one. There were two kinds;
Announced and Unannounced masses. The 'announced' masses were formally
recorded in the mass book for the parish, with the date, time,
intention, and name of donor. A "mass card" could also be purchased for
these (to present to a funeral home, etc.).
While I had heard of 'unannounced masses' before, I had no clue
what they were. The pastor (a Chancery official) explained it as
"Since we.... the churches.... get so many mass
requests, far more then we have masses scheduled, we 'farm out' the
intentions of the Unannounced masses to the Missions..."
When I tried to ask "where... what missions.... a particular order?"
The terse answer was repeated: "...to the missions
And my logical and legitimate questions went unanswered.
Here was have a news report (1)
that Dioceses seem to be 'farming out'
those Unannounced mass intentions to priest sex abusers
who have been otherwise removed from ministry. The claim is that Canon
Law allows this. These mass stipends, handled via bank accounts
expressly for that purpose (on parish or diocesan level) can add up. In
many Dioceses, the stipend is $10 or $15 for each mass. And a priest
can apparently receive as many intentions as he wishes to handle.
Aside from the ontological question of a sex abuser priest's
ability to say a valid mass, would you want a mass said for your
deceased loved one said by such a 'priest'?
Report No. 2
Bigger than Hiroshima (1)
Portugal comments: Another virtual Step No. 1 (2)?
May 22nd, 2013
Oklahoma City Tornado
We wonder how many
have noticed that the Oklahoma tornado hit its many targets at around 3
the Hour of Mercy
Although most only see and think about the material and human
at its path - for which we have offered ample prayers, even hours
must look at the other side of the coin. The "megaphone" side of the
Only God knows how
many those Eyes and Ears that were barely open are now wide open and
see the Times that we are living through. Only God knows how many
people - now deprived of their material goods - will finally drift back
to Him, where they belong.
Therefore, from the middle of such devastation we must praise God since
He can, and does
any evil dished out by satan for the benefit of His Elect. (3)
An in depth review of the manifestation of Divine Mercy in ways that is
hard for humans to discern may be found in the document we wrote (4)
after the horrific
tsunami that hit South East Asia a few years ago.
(1) Part of the merits at every daily Mass are
applied for the forgiveness of the sins of those who are about to die a
sudden and certainly unexpected death.
are His Elect?
Mercy In Action - The Tsunami
May 21st, 2013 [Mary,
Mother of Light]
Report No. 1
UK Man has Prostate
Removed after Tests Reveal 'Jolie' Gene Flaw. (1)
A 53-year-old British father has become the first man to have
his prostate removed because tests revealed he was carrying a "faulty"
A clinical trial at London's Institute of Cancer Research revealed that
he carried the BRCA2 gene,
which research shows is associated with a high risk of developing
After receiving the news the man asked doctors to remove his prostate,
which tests had shown to be healthy.
Surgeons were initially
reluctant, since the potential side effects of the operation
include infertility, incontinence and sexual dysfunction.
Doctors believe that other
men who know they carry the rogue gene may now opt for a similar
Prostate cancer is the most common form of male cancer in the UK. It affects about one in eight men,
and kills approximately 10,000 each year.
At the rate society is going, one day
abortion may be promoted as a gift to the unborn child "since he/she
spared sinning thus ensure their place in Heaven."
It is obvious that any aberration is acceptable these days; "an
alternative lifestyle or option", as the saying goes. The reasons why
God will bring "civilization", as we know it, to an end should be
obvious to all who have eyes to See and ears to Hear.
Report No. 2
Marines failed to
safeguard water supply. (1)
A simple test could have alerted
officials that the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated,
long before authorities determined that as many as a million Marines
and their families were exposed to a witch's brew of cancer-causing
But no one responsible for
the lab at the base can
recall that the procedure - mandated by the Navy - was ever conducted.
The U.S. Marine Corps maintains that the carbon chloroform extract
(CCE) test would not have uncovered the carcinogens that fouled the
southeastern North Carolina base's water system from at least the
mid-1950s until wells were capped in the mid-1980s. But experts say
even this "relatively primitive" test — required by Navy health
directives as early as 1963 - would have told officials that something
was terribly wrong beneath Lejeune's sandy soil.
A just-released study from the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and
Disease Registry cited a
February 1985 level for trichloroethylene of 18,900 parts per billion
in one Lejeune drinking water well - nearly 4,000 times today's maximum
allowed limit of 5 ppb. Given those kinds of numbers,
environmental engineer Marco Kaltofen said even a testing method as
inadequate as CCE should have raised some red flags with a "careful
" - most humans overlook the obvious dangers
while spend billions searching for "hidden dangers" to conquer.
One of the most gruesome accidents in a petrochemical complex I worked
at for many years had
nothing to do with chemicals
.... since we had very strict rules
and procedures to check the safety status of tanks, pipelines,
One day, the maintenance crews and operators were going about
their routine business in an area of the complex which had very large
tanks of condensate (water at the boiling point). One of those tanks
burst - without any warning - and those poor men, caught in a mini
tsunami of boiling water were, yes, boiled to death.
Since those were "just water tanks", there were few checks on the
status of their integrity. Since then they were given the same
"respect" as all
other vessels in the complex.
The same happens in our relationship with the spiritual world. Man
tends to overlook the obvious and struggles for the unattainable....
which would be attainable
if he had first tackled the obvious. Amazing, isn't it?
May 20th, 2013
Report No. 1
New Search Tools to Try to Read Our Minds. (1)
The company revealed some new search
tools on Wednesday at I/O, its annual developers conference. Taken
together, they are another step toward Google's trying to become the
omnipotent, human-like "Star Trek" search engine that its executives
say they want it to be.
When people ask Google
certain questions, it will now try to predict the person's follow-up
questions and answer them, too. Ask for the population of India,
for instance, and you will also get the population of China and the
United States, because Google knows those are the most common follow-up
"The 'Star Trek' computer
shouldn't just answer questions, it should make you more intelligent,
should anticipate what you expect next," said Amit Singhal,
senior vice president for search at Google, in an interview before the
This is an extension of Google's knowledge graph - its semantic search
product that aims to understand the meaning of things, not just
keywords. It is why a search for Barack Obama brings up links to
Hillary Clinton and Honolulu, for instance.
the service that sends you information on traffic and weather before
you even ask for it, is also
digging deeper into our minds.
The worse part is that, even before
launches their "new and improved" mind reading technique, we can assure
you, from personal experience
that, right now, Amazon
does it much better than Google.
New York Times Reports
Report No. 2
'Smart Rifle' Begins
Shipping to Gun Owners Last Week. (1)
A Texas startup has developed a "smart rifle"that barely needs
to be aimed.
The maker of the gun, being shipped to stores last week, brags that "even a novice shooter
can become an elite long-range marksman in minutes."
The company, TrackingPoint, has said its "world's first" long range
Precision Guided Firearms (PGF) integrate precision hardware, digital
optics, and tracking technology to deliver an unmatched shooting
experience. The line of
rifles starts at about $22,500 and each comes packaged with an
iPad mini including the interactive TrackingPoint mobile app.
"We're taking centuries old tech, firearms and ammunition, and
introducing 21st century technology to it," TrackingPoint CEO Jason
Schauble told ABC News.
The PGF line of rifles come equipped with what the company is calling
the XactSystem, which uses a network tracking scope with digital
display interface, laser tagging to "paint" a moving target, and a
guided trigger that only lets the shooter fire when there is a high
At that price it will mostly be organized
crime members who will
acquire it, thus, improving their criminal control of society.
Report No. 3
The Mystery of the
Immaculately Conceived Baby Anteater
Staffers at a zoological conservation
center in Greenwich, Conn., are very confused - as are the rest of us -
because their female giant anteater, Armani, has managed to conceive a
baby, apparently without the presence of a male anteater.
... one April morning, a zoo staffer entered Armani's abode and found
... an unexpected baby. Chamoff explains, "The sudden appearance of
little Archie was a surprise, to say the least. The gestation period
for anteaters is six months. Armani and Alf (the male anteater) had not
been back together long enough to do what they needed to do to put the
cycle of life into gear a second time."
Hypotheses began to fly about the conservation center and beyond. Some
people thought it was "immaculate
anteater conception" (though probably no one really thought
We can see how someone will find a way to tie
the above event to the Virgin Mary. Of course, they have their terms
confused. As most of you understand, the Immaculate Conception of Mary
means that She was born
without the original sin. Mary was conceived by Her
parents in the normal human way.
Therefore, what they are actually doing is equating the conception of
Archie to that of Jesus.
May 18th, 2013
- From the
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May 17th, 2013
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before you plan to return to the United States, then you'll need to get
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get the status of your passport application, find information about
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Report No. 1
Asteroid 1998 QE2 to
Sail Past Earth Nine Times Larger Than Cruise Ship. (1)
On May 31, 2013, asteroid 1998 QE2 will
sail serenely past Earth, getting no closer than about 3.6 million
miles (5.8 million kilometers), or about 15 times the distance between
Earth and the moon.
And while QE2 is not of much interest to those astronomers and
scientists on the lookout for hazardous asteroids, it is of interest to
those who dabble in radar astronomy and have a 230-foot (70-meter) --
or larger -- radar telescope at their disposal.
The closest approach of the
asteroid occurs on May 31 at 1:59 p.m. Pacific (4:59 p.m. Eastern /
20:59 UTC). This is the
closest approach the asteroid will make to Earth for at least the next two centuries.
Asteroid 1998 QE2 was discovered on Aug. 19, 1998, by the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR)
program near Socorro, New Mexico.
The asteroid, which is
believed to be about 1.7 miles (2.7 kilometers) or nine Queen
Elizabeth 2 ship-lengths in size, is not named after that 12-decked,
transatlantic-crossing flagship for the Cunard Line.
Not losing any sleep over it. As a matter of
fact, would not either were it on a direct hit course.
However, it is interesting to note the date of the closest approach. On
that day we observe: Visitation
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(used to be on July 2nd) + Mary,
Queen of all Saints + Our
Lady of the
Most Holy Mountain + Mary,
Mother of Wonderful Love
Obviousy, Mary continues Her efforts to catch Her children's attention.
Report No. 2
Alaska volcano spews
ash 20,000 feet. (1)
An Alaska volcano exhibiting "elevated
seismic activity" has spewed
ash clouds skyward -- as high as 20,000 feet (just under 4 miles high)
above sea level -- an observatory reported Wednesday.
As was the case a day earlier, the Pavlof Volcano was on "watch" status
on Wednesday because of heightened activity, and it was also under an
orange code that relates to how its rumblings might affect planes
flying over its summit. Both these alert levels are the second most
serious out of four options, according to the Alaska Volcano
The same alert levels also continue to apply Wednesday to the Cleveland
Volcano, which like Pavlof is in the Aleutian Island range southwest of
mainland Alaska. Lava was reported flowing Tuesday at Pavlof and
"They are very similar, and both have the ability to erupt," John
Power, a scientist from the U.S. Geological Survey, said this week.
Reporting it just as a matter of interest.
Report No. 3
Obama to meet with military leaders about sexual assault. (1)
President Barack Obama will meet
with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other leaders of the U.S.
military on Thursday to discuss their efforts to stop sexual assaults
in the armed forces, a White House spokeswoman said.
On Tuesday, the military said another one of its advocates for victims
of sexual assault was himself being accused of sex crimes, including
allegations linking him to prostitution.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, the
president's top uniformed military adviser, will attend the meeting
It is indeed a tragedy when the military of a
civil government places such high priority on a matter, which those who
claim to have been appointed by God to save souls, keep sweeping under
carpet. Situations which are far, far more damaging to the soul than
what the military is dealing with.
We state that without taking
away the great importance
of stopping sexual abuse in the
military. The difference is that in the civil/military world such
abuses seriously damage the mind; within a religious environment it gravely damages the soul and, in addition,
Again we claim: Any Bishop, Archbishop or Cardinal who have
shuffled/protected pedo-priests should be defrocked and
marched into the nearest penitentiary. Obviously, the confessional did
not work for them.
May 16th, 2013
In the past, and we
are sure than in the future will also be the case, we have criticized
Mike Adams, of Natural News fame, and some (many?) of his positions and
publications. However, what we deem right on target and crucial for
these times, we must applaud
with the same enthusiasm that we criticize
. Therefore, we are
republishing excerpts of the article
Mike Adams wrote about Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy.
inspires women to maim themselves by celebrating medically perverted
by Mike Adams, NaturalNews Editor
Originally published by Natural
News on May 15 2013
(NaturalNews) Angelina Jolie announced yesterday that she had both of
her breasts surgically removed even though she had no breast cancer.
She carries the BRCA1 gene, and she has been tricked into believing
that genetic code is some sort of absolute blueprint to disease
expression -- which it most certainly is not. Countless millions of
women carry the BRCA1 gene and never express breast cancer
because they lead healthy, anti-cancer lifestyles based on smart
nutrition, exercise, sensible sunlight exposure and avoidance of
Jolie, like many other women who have been deluded by cancer quackery,
decided the best way to prevent the risk of breast cancer was not to
lead a healthy, anti-cancer lifestyle, but rather to surgically
remove her breasts in what she describes as "three months of
Let me set the record straight: Your breasts are not your enemy! The
cancer industry is far more likely to kill you than your breasts.
Women's liberation crusade: Off with
than merely maiming herself in an
act of outright medical quackery, Angelina Jolie has positioned
her decision as some sort of women's liberation crusade, acting and
talking as if her "choice" to remove her breasts somehow blazes a new
path of female power for all women.
Oh, what a mess Jolie has made of
herself. She has maimed her own
body with no medical justification whatsoever, then celebrated this
horrible disfiguration through some sort of twisted perception of what
womanhood really is.
A vivacious, confident, healthy woman who
protects her fertility and
nourishes her unborn child is far more heroic and empowering than
someone who maims her own body as some sort of sick sacrifice to the
cancer industry. Angelina Jolie, as much as she is often viewed as a
symbol of female power, seems to have completely lost touch with the
core truths of honoring the "temple" of your own female body.
Celebrating the medical abuse of women
mainstream media is heralding Jolie's
decision to cut off both her perfectly healthy breasts, announcing
Jolie is "admired for bravery." In a NYT op-ed, Jolie wrote, "I hope that other women
can benefit from my experience." (No, I'm not making this up. She
literally wants other healthy women to cut off their breasts, too...)
The medical industry, never known to back
down from an opportunity to
physically abuse women for profit, is jumping on the double mastectomy
bandwagon. In a Businessweek
article, a genetic counselor named Rebecca Nagy declares, "Having
this conversation empowers us all. It's wonderful what she's done."
Wonderful? To cut off parts of your body
that have NO disease? With
this logic, abortions are cancer prevention, too, because those
babies might one day grow up and develop tumors. Better to kill them
early and "prevent cancer," right?
don't have to be a rocket scientist
to see where this medical
insanity ultimately leads. Got a risk of kidney cancer? Remove your
kidneys. Risk of colon cancer? Take out your colon. Lung cancer,
perhaps? Remove your lungs, just in case! That's the logic of
Angelina Jolie who has been completely deceived by the cancer industry
into maiming her own body based on nothing for medical fear
mongering and cancer quackery.
Never doubt the fact that fear can be an
effective marketing tool when
it comes to breast cancer, by the way. The cancer industry rakes in billions
of dollars a year based on irrational fears spread by misinformed
Medical maiming going viral across
the population of sheeple
nothing quite as exciting and
heroic as having your body parts chopped off by surgeons and then
declaring yourself to be a "pre-vivor" of cancer. Yep, that's the new
term. You're not really a "survivor" of cancer, since you never had it.
You're a "pre-vivor" because you preempted the cancer.
Why aren't male cancer doctors
cutting off their own testicles?
note, by the way, that men
never have their testicles removed to lower the risk of testicular
cancer. Not even the male cancer doctors, oncologists and surgeons
who are slicing off women's breasts all day long. Sure, they think
cutting off breasts is a great idea, but ask one of them to part with
their own testicles to "prevent" cancer, and they'll look at you like
you've gone, well, nuts.
So why is it somehow acceptable to cut
off the breasts of "empowered
women" who think they are making some sort of social statement by
maiming their own perfectly healthy bodies?
Portugal final comments:
It is obvious that satan continues his
vendetta against women. The vendetta he started in Paradise. Tragically
that they are satan's favorite target.
There is one aspect of this whole "Jolie circus" that still puzzles me.
If women over 50 - with no predisposition for breast cancer - should
have a breast thermography (1)
once a year, wouldn't it be more logical - for a woman
with a genetic predisposition for breast cancer - to have a breast
three or four times a year instead
a radical mastectomy?
Just a thought.
About Breast Thermography
May 15th, 2013
Report No. 1
Phone Records of Journalists Seized by U.S. (1)
Federal investigators secretly
seized two months of phone records for reporters and editors of The
Associated Press in what the news organization said Monday was a
"serious interference with A.P.'s constitutional rights to gather and
report the news."
The A.P. said that the Justice Department informed it on Friday that
law enforcement officials had obtained
the records for more than 20 telephone lines of its offices and
journalists, including their home phones and cellphones. It said
the records were seized without notice sometime this year.
The organization was not told the reason for the seizure.
In an angry letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Monday,
Gary Pruitt, the president and chief executive of The A.P., called the seizure, a
"massive and unprecedented intrusion" into its news gathering
"There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad
collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and
its reporters," he wrote.
These records potentially reveal communications with confidential
sources across all of the news gathering activities undertaken by The
A.P. during a two-month period, provide a road map to A.P.'s news
gathering operations, and disclose information about A.P.'s activities
and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know."
The A.P. may have had
a case before
the Murdock's News
International scandal (2)
rocked Great Britain, but now, with that experience under the
proverbial belt, the Feds may just have a legitimate justification.
New York Times Reports
News International scandal
Report from Department of Defense
to All Department of Defense Personnel from Secretary of Defense Chuck
Hagel on Civilian Furloughs (1)
"As you are fully aware, the Department
of Defense is facing a historic shortfall in our budget for the current
fiscal year. This is the result of current law that went into
effect March 1. It imposes deep across-the-board cuts on DoD and
other federal agencies. Combined with higher than expected
wartime operating costs, we
are now short more than $30 billion in our operation and maintenance
(O&M) accounts -- which are the funds that we use to pay
most civilian employees, maintain our military readiness, and respond
to global contingencies.
"The department has been doing everything possible to reduce this
shortfall while ensuring we can defend the nation, sustain wartime
operations, and preserve DoD's most critical asset -- our world-class
civilian and military personnel. To that end, we have cut back
sharply on facilities maintenance, worked to shift funds from
investment to O&M accounts, and reduced many other important but
"Still, these steps have not been enough to close the shortfall. Each of the military services has
begun to significantly reduce training and maintenance of non-deployed
operating forces -- steps that will adversely impact military readiness.
And even these reductions
are not enough. Since deeper cuts to training and
maintenance could leave our nation and our military exposed in the
event of an unforeseen crisis, we have been forced to consider placing
the majority of our civilian employees on administrative
"After extensive review of all options with the DoD's senior military
and civilian leadership on how we address this budget crisis, today I am announcing that I have
decided to direct furloughs of up to 11 days for most of the
department's civilian personnel. I have made this decision
very reluctantly, because I know that the furloughs will disrupt lives
and impact DoD operations. I recognize the significant hardship
this places on you and your families.
"After required notifications, we will begin the furlough period on
July 8 at the rate of one furlough day per week for most
personnel. We plan to continue these furloughs through the end of
the current fiscal year.
Let us pray some more since our enemies will
certainly take advantage of this.
May 14th, 2013 [Feast of St. Matthias - Apostle]
Report No. 1
U.S. Corporations Are on the Rise. (1)
A new wave of cyberattacks is striking
American corporations, prompting warnings from federal officials,
including a vague one issued last week by the Department of Homeland
Security. This time,
officials say, the attackers' aim is not espionage but sabotage,
and the source seems to be
somewhere in the Middle East.
The targets have primarily
been energy companies, and the attacks appeared to be probes,
looking for ways to seize control of their processing systems. The
attacks are continuing, officials said. But two senior administration
officials said Sunday that they were still not certain exactly where
the attacks were coming from, or whether they were state-sponsored or
the work of hackers or criminals.
Last week's warning was
unusual because most attacks against American companies - especially
those coming from China - have been attempts to obtain confidential
information, steal trade secrets and gain competitive advantage.
By contrast, the new attacks
seek to destroy data or to manipulate industrial machinery and take
over or shut down the networks that deliver energy or run industrial
Speaking as a Chemical Engineer Specialist -
if the general public would really
understand what: "the new attacks
destroy data or to manipulate industrial machinery and take over or
shut down the networks that deliver energy or run industrial processes
" really means and its
, they would start wearing their
shoes on their knees....
New York Times Reports
Report No. 2
Kerry hopes Russia
won't sell missiles to Syria. (1)
Secretary of State John Kerry said
Thursday the transfer of advanced missile defense systems from Russia
to Syria would be a "destabilizing" factor for Israel's security.
Kerry said the U.S. has expressed concerns about what such defensive
systems in Syria would mean for Israel's security. He wouldn't address
what the missiles might mean for Syria's civil war. "We have previously
stated that the missiles," Kerry said, "are potentially destabilizing
with respect to the state of Israel."
"We have made it crystal clear that we prefer that Russia would not
supply them assistance," Kerry told reporters alongside new Italian
Foreign Minister Emma Bonino. "That is on record. That hasn't changed."
Israeli officials said they have asked Russia to cancel the imminent
sale to the Assad regime of advanced ground-to-air missile systems.
Such weapons would enhance the Syrian government's defensive ability
and make it even harder for the U.S. and other governments to consider
even the possibility of trying to enforce a no-fly zone in the country
or otherwise intervening militarily.
Russia rarely comments publicly on arms sales or transfers, and there
has been no official word on the deal in Moscow.
Hopes? If I were a gambler I would bet that
Russia is going to do it.... because they will. We "hope" that the West
do something before is too late even for hoping
Report No. 3
Two new viruses could both spark global outbreaks. (1)
Two respiratory viruses in
different parts of the world have captured the attention of global
health officials - a novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a
new bird flu spreading in China.
Last week, the coronavirus related to SARS spread to France, where one
patient who probably caught the disease in Dubai infected his hospital
Officials are now trying to track down everyone who went on a tour
group holiday to Dubai with the first patient as well as all contacts
of the second patient. Since it was first spotted last year, the new
coronavirus has infected 34 people, killing 18 of them. Nearly all had
some connection to the Middle East.
The World Health Organization, however, says there is no reason to
think the virus is restricted to the Middle East and has advised health
officials worldwide to closely monitor any unusual respiratory cases.
At the same time, a new bird
flu strain, H7N9, has been infecting people in China since at least
March, causing 32 deaths out of 131 known cases.
WHO, which is closely monitoring the viruses, says both have the
potential to cause a pandemic - a global epidemic - if they evolve into
a form easily spread between people.
May 13th, 2013 [Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament +
First Apparition of Our Lady at Fátima]
Report No. 1
[highlights by contributor]
After rebuke by archbishop Jose Gomez, Cardinal Mahony takes
higher profile. (1)
No longer would Mahony preside
at springtime rites in which teenagers receive the sacrament that marks
full passage into the Catholic Church, the spokesman said.
But three months later, Mahony is back
doing confirmations. Since Easter, he has officiated at eight services,
including one last week in which he anointed more than 120 youths at a
When Archbishop Jose Gomez
stripped his predecessor, Cardinal Roger Mohoney,
of public duties for mishandling clergy sex abuse cases, a church
spokesman said the retired prelate's life would remain largely the same
with one exception: confirmations.
His presence has caused controversy, with some parents threatening
to pull their children from the liturgies and at least one parish
priest asking that Mahony not attend. It has also raised
questions about why Gomez's rebuke of Mahony, an unprecedented move
that won him praise from victims and their supporters around the world,
had so little lasting effect.
Several said they found Mahony's
decision to speak about the abuse scandal at each of 20 regional
deanery meetings this spring to be inappropriate. "It's almost
as if he doesn't know he's retired," one said.
But Msgr. David O'Connell, a pastor at St. Michael's in
South Los Angeles, said he welcomed the cardinal's planned presentation
in his region later this month. "He feels there's a wrong perception
with how the press is portraying his role," he said.
More of the same. By now, our readeship
should not be surprised
Report No. 2
Allow legal sex at 13 to
stop 'old men abuse persecutions', says
The age of consent for sex should be lowered to 13
years-old to end the ''persecution of old men'' in the wake of the
Savile sex abuse scandal, a leading barrister has claimed.
In a controversial
intervention, Barbara Hewson, a senior barrister at Hardwicke chambers
in London, also called for the end of anonymity for
The lawyer, who specialises in
reproductive rights also claimed crimes committed by disgraced
broadcaster Stuart Hall were ''low level misdemeanours''.
Her comments come as Scotland Yard operates Operation
Yewtree, an investigation split into three inquiries into allegations
involving deceased presenter Jimmy Savile, involving Savile and others
and those involving just others.
A number of high-profile figures have been arrested under
Yewtree such as entertainer Rolf Harris, former pop star Gary Glitter,
DJ Dave Lee Travis, comedian Jim Davidson and PR guru Max Clifford. All
deny any wrongdoing.
an article for online magazine Spiked, she argued that ''the
post-Savile witch-hunting of ageing celebs echoes the Soviet Union''
and says that it is not difficult to see why some elderly defendants
''conclude that resistance is useless''.
She added: ''But the low-level misdemeanours with which
Stuart Hall was charged are nothing like serious crime.''
''As for law
reform, now regrettably necessary, my recommendations are remove
complainant anonymity, introduce a strict statute of limitations for
criminal prosecutions and civil actions and reduce the age of consent
Swaine, managing partner at law firm Leigh Day, which represents one of
Savile's victims as well as a dozen other victims of historic sexual
abuse, said: "Our clients would be distressed by any suggestion the age
of consent should be reduced to 13 or to hear their abuse defined as
Barbare Hewson is regularly ranked as
a Leading Junior by The Legal 500 in the fields of public and
administrative law, human rights and civil liberties, and professional
discipline and regulatory law, according to her chambers' website.
She has won cases in the European
Court of Human Rights, the Supreme Court and High Court of the Republic
As a matter of reference - "that age" in Spain is 13 yr. old and in the
Vatican State are 14 for females, and 16 for males. (2)
Positions like Ms. Hewson's are just reminders of why God has been
left with no other option to almost
annihilate the human race. We don't want anyone in the world whining
"Where is/was God
"? - thus our
and Source 2
Report No. 3
We are really deadening the brain while thinking that we are really
getting ahead. (1)
Technology has given us many gifts,
among them dozens of new ways to grab our attention. It's hard to talk
to a friend without your phone buzzing at least once. Odds are high you
will check your Twitter feed or Facebook wall while reading this
article. Just try to type a memo at work without having an e-mail pop
up that ruins your train of thought. (That is what is commonly called
But what constitutes distraction? Does the mere possibility that a
phone call or an e-mail that will soon arrive drain your brain power?
And does distraction matter - do
interruptions make us dumber?
Quite a bit, according to new research by Carnegie Mellon University's
Human-Computer Interaction Lab.
In fact, multitasking is a misnomer. In most situations, the person
juggling e-mail, text messaging, Facebook and a meeting is really doing
something called "rapid toggling between tasks," and is engaged in
constant context switching.
There have been a few efforts to do so: Gloria Mark of the University
of California, Irvine, found that a typical office worker gets only
11 minutes between each interruption, while it takes an average of 25
minutes to return to the original task after an interruption.
Hear the cackling? That is satan. Poor, poor
people. They keep falling for the proverbial Apple
May 11th, 2013
Report No. 1
Natural events can outdo Hollywood any time.
Or was this a Divine preview? Read on....
Eerie ghost town
comes up for air. (1)
A strange ghost town that spent a
quarter century under water is coming up for air again in the Argentine
farmlands southwest of Buenos Aires.
Epecuen was once a bustling little lakeside resort, where 1,500 people
served 20,000 tourists a season.
The saltwater lake was particularly attractive because it has 10 times
more salt than the ocean, making the water buoyant. Tourists,
especially people from Buenos Aires' large Jewish community, enjoyed
floating in water that reminded them of the Dead Sea in the Middle East.
Then a particularly heavy rainstorm followed a series of wet winters,
and the lake overflowed its banks on Nov. 10, 1985. Water burst through
a retaining wall and spilled into the lakeside streets. People fled
with what they could, and within days their homes were submerged under
nearly 10 meters (33 feet) of corrosive saltwater.
Now the water has mostly receded, exposing what looks like a scene from a movie
about the end of the world.
People come to see the rusted hulks of automobiles and furniture,
crumbled homes and broken appliances. They climb staircases that lead
nowhere, and wander through a graveyard where the water toppled
headstones and exposed tombs to the elements.
It's a bizarre, post-apocalyptic landscape that captures a traumatic
moment in time.
Report No. 2
U.S. charges eight
in $45 million cyber crime scheme. (1)
Individuals employed around the world
by a sophisticated cyber crime ring stole $45 million from thousands
of bank automated teller machines within a matter of hours,
using hacked debit-card data, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.
Members of the global criminal organization hacked into two credit card
processors and used stolen
data to make more than 40,500 withdrawals in 27 countries,
during two separate coordinated incidents in December 2012 and February
2013, the Justice Department said.
The government charged eight individuals in New York with participating
in the larger scheme by withdrawing $2.8 million in thousands of ATM
transactions, in what U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said was the
second-biggest bank robbery in the history of New York City.
Notice - no card nor PIN number were required.
By early 2000 small portable devices were available to read the PIN
number from the magnetic strip of a stolen card so that they could
access the account via the ATM. Of course, the banks denied then
that the PIN was on the card
Now, they do not even need the card! We shall see what the banks claim
this time. Clairvoyance?
Just another reminder that our security is only in/from God.
Report No. 3
Sexual Assaults in Military Raise Alarm in Washington. (1)
The problem of sexual assault in the
military leapt to the forefront in Washington on Tuesday as the
Pentagon released a survey estimating that 26,000 people in the armed forces
were sexually assaulted last year, up from 19,000 in 2010 (37%
!!), and an angry President Obama and Congress demanded action.
The study, based on a
confidential survey sent to 108,000 active-duty service members, was released two days after the
officer in charge of sexual assault prevention programs for the Air
Force was arrested and charged with sexual battery for grabbing a
woman’s breasts and buttocks in an Arlington, Va., parking lot.
At a White House news conference, Mr. Obama expressed exasperation
with the Pentagon's attempts to bring sexual assault under control.
"The bottom line is, I have
no tolerance for this," Mr. Obama said in answer to a question
about the survey. "If we find out somebody's engaging in this stuff,
they've got to be held accountable, prosecuted, stripped of their
positions, court-martialed, fired, dishonorably discharged. Period."
The president said he had ordered Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel "to
step up our game exponentially" to prevent sex crimes and said he
wanted military victims of sexual assault to know that "I've got their
What do we have here? Another Obama's "Red
Line"? Let us pray that he can do better than the Popes regarding the
curtailing of sexual abuse.
As a matter of record : On a national level, there are an average of
208,000 reported sexual assaults per year (2)
and we have a population
of about 311 million (3)
If my mathematical abilities do not fail me, on the average, 0.067 % of
the US population reports sexual abuse every year.
Given the fact that there are about 2,280,000 (4)
units in the armed
forces - active and reserve - we are looking at 1.14 % of the armes
forces population reporting being sexually abused. Once again, if
my mathematical skills do not fail me (5)
, the rate of reported sexual abuse
in the armed forces is seventeen
times greater than in the general population.
As the iconic saying goes: "Houston,
we (do) have a (real) problem!
(5) Remember, I do not
infallibility as "some others" do.....
May 10th, 2013
without forgetting that ....
Report No. 1
Women left captor's
home twice in a decade. (1)
Three women found alive after a decade
in captivity endured lonely, dark lives inside a dingy home where they
were raped and allowed outside only a handful of times in disguises
while walking to a garage steps away, investigators say.
The 52-year-old former
school bus driver accused of kidnapping and raping the women
will make his first public appearance in court Thursday after emerging
as the lone suspect.
While many questions remain about how Ariel Castro maintained such
tight control over the women for so many years before one of them made
a daring escape Monday, the horrors they suffered are beginning to come
Castro was accused of twice breaking the nose of his children's mother,
knocking out a tooth, dislocating each shoulder and threatening to kill
her and her daughters, according to a 2005 domestic-violence filing in
Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court.
The filing for a protective order by Grimilda Figueroa also said that
Castro frequently abducted her daughters and kept them from her.
Figueroa died in April 2012 after a battle with cancer. Figueroa's
father, Ismail Figueroa, said Wednesday that Castro would regularly
lock his daughter inside a second-floor apartment in the house where
they lived when they were first together.
I have just one question. Do school districts hire anyone who can
drive a bus and then blindly entrust our children to them?
Are we insane or have we redefined stupidity, again! How could a
monster like that be entrusted with our precious children? A basic
background check - with
periodic follow ups
- would have shown the level of sickness of
We take our cars for a periodic inspection but then trust our children
I believe that parents across the nation should hound the
Superintendents of every
keep up the pressure until it is done. As a father of two, who were
children 30-40 years ago, am horrified that such checks were not done,
even though my children never used the school bus.
If such checks are considered "police state tactics" - so be it!
Report No. 2
Huge tornado hits
northern Italy. (1)
A huge tornado has struck the
Emilio-Romagna region of northern Italy last weekend. Amateur footage
from small towns near the regional capital of Bologna showed the storm
tearing through the countryside.
Farmers who were out in their fields were blasted by the winds as well
as pummelled by a barrage of hail stones. Italian media reported 11
people wounded and damage to several properties.
The governor of Emilio-Romagna has asked the central government to
declare a state of emergency. For
local residents when it pours it rains as around the same time a 3.8
magnitude earthquake was detected in nearby Ferrara
This is also the region that was struck by a devastating earthquake and
subsequent aftershocks last summer, killing 27 and destroying hundreds
A tornado tore through Venice back on June 2012. (2)
A tornado has swept through the
Sant'Erasmo island in Venice's lagoon, ripping the roofs off buildings
and uprooting trees on its path of destruction. Althought the
city's historic centre survived unscathed. Despite the force of the
wind, so far only one minor injury was reported.
The weather, without a doubt, is well out of
Report No. 3
Boston chief wasn't told FBI got Tsarnaev warning. (1)
FBI agents did not tell Boston
police they had receiving warnings from Russia's government in 2011
about suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev and had performed a
cursory investigation, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis told
Congress Thursday, in the first hearing into last month's terror attack
on the Boston Marathon.
Davis said that none of four
people he had assigned to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force was
aware that the FBI investigated the vague warning, found nothing
and had closed the file. One of his detectives was in the dark despite
being assigned to the unit that investigated Tsarnaev, Davis said.
"They tell me they received
no word about that individual prior to the bombing," Davis said.
Davis said he would have liked to have known but conceded that it might
not have prevented the attack. The commissioner said his detectives
would have wanted to interview Tsarnaev.
"The FBI did that and they closed the case out," he said. "I can't say
I would've come to a different conclusion based on the information at
Anyone who would have read Tim Weiner's well
documented book on the FBI "Enemies
: A History of the FBI
" would realize that nothing has changed
and, mark our words, precisely that - the abysmal lack of coordination
in our intelligence data - will be our downfall.
May 9th, 2013 [Feast
of the Ascension of Our Lord
Report No. 1
sidelines 17 ICBM officers. (1)
The Air Force stripped an
unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control - and, if
necessary, launch - nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized
failings, including a remarkably dim review of their unit's
The group's deputy commander said it is
suffering "rot" within its ranks. "We are, in fact, in a crisis right
now," the commander, Lt. Col. Jay Folds, wrote in an internal email
obtained by The Associated Press and confirmed by the Air Force.
Asked about this at a Senate hearing
Wednesday, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, the service's top
official, explained the problem by stressing that launch control
officers are relatively junior in rank - lieutenants and
Sen. Richard Durbin, chairman of
the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee, expressed outrage,
saying the AP report revealed a problem that "could not be more troubling."
The tip-off to trouble was a March
inspection of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.,
which earned the equivalent
of a "D" grade when tested on its mastery of Minuteman III missile
The Air Force publicly called the
inspection a "success."
Quoting from our letter to Former President
Carter back in September 1, 1993: (2)
compared to December 1941, Americans,
in and out of the Armed
with a sense of (totally false)
of being invincible - financially
4. A completely (ethnically) divided nation.
The melting pot was reversed and polarization is almost total.
interested in self gratification and
self indulgence than the common good and our great nation.
6. Distrustful of our Presidents and, frankly,
could not care less as long as the material well being is not disturbed.
[I could give
dozens of conclusive examples of the above but I know that you could
produce hundreds of them of your own accord!]
And that was 20 years ago! Just based on the above published news...
one has to wonder, how much more has been reported a in a "success"
The full letter
Report No. 2
One-time altar boy
claims 3 priests in Alamogordo molested him Alamogordo Daily News. (1)
A former altar boy, now a man of 34,
alleges in lawsuits that three priests at St. Jude Parish in Alamogordo
molested him for years. The plaintiff, Eran Joseph McManemy, also says
the Catholic church's
hierarchy knew that one of the priests had been
sexually abusing boys since the 1960s but did nothing to stop him.
This priest was the Rev. David A. Holley, who left a
long trail of molestations at churches from Worcester, Mass., to ones
in New Mexico and Texas. Finally, in 1993, Holley was sentenced to 275
years in prison for sodomizing and molesting eight other boys in
Alamogordo. He died in prison in 2008 at age 80.
The other two priests that
McManemy identified as his molesters at St. Jude were the Revs. Daniel Barfield and Wilfrid
McManemy was a child of 9, living
with his grandparents, when they moved to Alamogordo and joined St.
Jude Parish in 1987. McManemy became an altar boy for
Diamond, the parish priest. He says Diamond began molesting him almost
"The abuse occurred several times
each week until Father Diamond eventually retired in or about
1988," McManemy's lawsuit says. Barfield received an appointment as
pastor of the parish in approximately 1990. McManemy says Barfield also
sexually and physically assaulted him.
McManemy says he was not abused by a priest who
served in between the tenures of Diamond and Barfield.McManemy,
unlike many who say they were
victims of sexual assault, decided to file the lawsuits using his real
name. Bennett said McManemy believed that identifying himself was a
necessary step in his attempt to heal, and because he wanted to
confront the church for its misdeeds.
What needs to be published in bold letters
are the names
of the Bishops who allowed - yes, ALLOWED - such crimes. The priests,
without a doubt, are very sick men but those who allowed this barbaric
behavior are the real
and should be defrocked and thrown into jail too.
How could anyone believe that any of them believed in God? Offered
a valid Holy Mass? Consecrated bread and wine? Dispensed any valid
Or is it that some "infallible creature" has rewritten the first
chapter of the Book of the Prophet
Woe to the sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a wicked seed,
ungracious children: they have forsaken the Lord, they have blasphemed
the Holy One of Israel, they are gone away backwards.  For what
shall I strike you any more, you that increase transgression? the whole
head is sick, and the whole heart is sad.
From the sole of the foot unto the top of the head, there is no
soundness therein: wounds and bruises and swelling sores: they are not
bound up, nor dressed, nor fomented with oil. ....  Hear the word
of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom, give ear to the law of our God, ye
people of Gomorrha.
To what purpose do you offer me the multitude of your victims, saith
the Lord? I am full, I desire not holocausts of rams, and fat of
fatlings, and blood of calves, and lambs, and buck goats.  When you
came to appear before me, who required these things at your hands, that
you should walk in my courts?  Offer sacrifice no more in vain:
incense is an abomination to me. The new moons, and the sabbaths, and
other festivals I will not abide, your assemblies are wicked.  My
soul hateth your new moons, and your solemnities: they are become
troublesome to me, I am weary of bearing them.  And when you
stretch forth your hands, I will turn away my eyes from you: and when
you multiply prayer, I will not hear: for your hands are full of blood.
Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of your devices from my
eyes: cease to do perversely,  Learn to do well: seek judgment,
relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend the widow. 
And then come, and accuse me, saith the Lord: if your sins be as
scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as
crimson, they shall be white as wool.  If you be willing, and will
hearken to me, you shall eat the good things of the land.  But if
you will not, and will provoke me to wrath: the sword shall devour you
because the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
(sarcasm on) Oh, yes.... I forgot. That applies only to those wicked
Jews but not to the holy ones of the Roman Catholic Church - they are
immaculate, aren't they!! (sarcasm off)
The tragedy is even greater. There are still a few religious, priests
and hierarchs who are truly
, yet they are shoved into the corners and their
fine Evangelization efforts neutralized, so that the majority can "have
way" in all matters.
May 8th, 2013
[highlights by contributor]
Know that I do not enjoy in any form or fashion
publication of news about moral and financial corruption in religious
institutions, but publish them we must. Everyone
wishes that "all go away", that it was all "blown out of proportion",
that it is just a "blip" in the seemingly eternal history of the Church
and that we will all "live happily ever after".... believing in man and
institution(s) and not in God
We must keep reminding the faithful, who has Ears to Hear and Eyes to
See, that nothing has changed in the Roman Catholic Church after the
brief period between John XXIII and John Paul I's untimely death. It
seems that Maledict II only differs from Maledict I in that he is a
smooth talker and a great performer. The more we learn about his
trajectory the more obvious the real "Jorge" becomes. He is taking his
humility and love for the poor act to the point that the H.H. before
the Francis will stand for "His
Humbleness" and not the traditional "His Holiness".
No one is forced to read - and much less believe - what we publish,
to our Working
, we must respond to every prompting from God, and publish
what we must.
comments: The dirty laundry keeps tumbling out of the
the head of a pedo-treatment center stepping down after charges of
"financial impropriety" and an "inappropriate adult relationship," a
Cardinal praising a priest who just stepped down from a Catholic
university post under accusations of financial misdeeds, and a Diocesan
bishop getting busted for drunk driving ... after he committed
hit-and-run, and had the cops called on him by his victim.
NH- priest resigns from church
May 06, 2013
Today, a former high ranking
New Hampshire diocesan Catholic official has stepped down from his
position because of allegations of sexual and financial impropriety.
He is Msgr. Edward Arsenault of
the St. Luke’s Institute in Maryland, where hundreds of child molesting
clerics have been housed over the years.
We’re saddened but not surprised by this
news. All too often Catholic officials who are in charge of pedophile
priests turn out to have accusations of sexual misdeeds against them as
We hope that anyone who may have seen
suspected or suffered misdeeds by Arsenault will come forward, get
help, call police, expose wrongdoing, protect others and start healing.
The official communication follows:
Date: Mon, May 6, 2013 at 3:48 PM
Subject: Saint Luke Institute Leadership Transition
Saint Luke Institute
Leadership Transition - May 6, 2013
Monsignor Edward J.
Arsenault has stepped down as president and CEO of Saint Luke Institute
(www.sli.org), effective May 3, 2013. Leadership responsibilities will
be shared between Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti, Ph.D., who will serve
as interim president, and Sheila Harron, Ph.D., who will serve
as interim CEO
offered his resignation in light of investigations announced today by
the Diocese of Manchester (in New Hampshire, www.catholicnh.org) into
possible improprieties, including improper
financial transactions and a possible inappropriate adult relationship.
Msgr. Arsenault is a priest of that diocese and held a number of
leadership positions there prior to joining Saint Luke Institute in 2009.
priest resigns from church treatment center - SNAP
NY- Cardinal rushing to defend priest
being investigated for potential financial misdeeds
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan
is rushing to judgment and defending a priest being investigated for
potential financial misdeeds.
In New York Magazine, Dolan says
this about the just-resigned president of St. John’s University,
Fr.Donald Harrington: "I am delighted to learn that in his retirement
Father Harrington will be available to the Church to continue to
champion Catholic education," Dolan said in a statement. "I expect to
call on him."
This kind of premature rallying around a
potential criminal that discourages people who see suspect and suffer
wrongdoing in the church from speaking up.
Dolan should be using his massive
resources to encourage, not discourage, those with information or
suspicions about Fr. Harrington to step forward.
Even someone who is professionally
accomplished can be a criminal. Dolan knows this. Yet, like
thousands of other Catholic officials, he chooses to publicly back an
accused wrongdoer, rather than stay silent or help with the
These aren’t petty or hastily-made
According to the New York Times,
Fr. Harrington “acknowledged going on trips with a former dean who
committed suicide while on trial for corruption,” accused of “pocketing
tens of thousands of dollars.”
The Times also reports that there
is “a pending inquiry requested a few months ago by the board of
trustees into possible financial improprieties involving officials at
In court, Fr. Harrington
testified that he had traveled several times . . to Asia, where
he (and the accused dean) stayed at opulent hotels.” He also admitted
“accepting gifts, like a designer watch and suits custom-made in Hong
Kong, from Chinese businessmen.”
And Dolan is essentially
defending Fr. Harrington, and sending an unfortunate and
likely chilling message to others who are pondering whether to step
forward with other allegations of wrongdoing in the archdiocese.
Cardinal rushing to defend priest being investigated for potential
financial misdeeds - SNAP
Worcester Bishop charged with DUI in
May 6, 2013
May 7th, 2013
Report No. 1
Eastern US about to
overrun by billions of cicadas. (1)
Any day now, billions of cicadas
with bulging red eyes will crawl out of the earth after 17 years
underground and overrun the East Coast. The insects will arrive
in such numbers that people from North Carolina to Connecticut will be
outnumbered roughly 600-to-1. Maybe more.
Scientists even have a horror-movie name for the infestation: Brood II.
But as ominous as that sounds, the insects are harmless. They won't
hurt you or other animals. At worst, they might damage a few saplings
or young shrubs. Mostly they will blanket certain pockets of the
region, though lots of people won't ever see them.
They're looking for just one thing: sex. And they've been waiting quite
a long time. Since 1996, this
group of 1-inch bugs, in wingless nymph form, has been a few feet
underground, sucking on tree roots and biding their time. They
will emerge only when the ground temperature reaches precisely 64
After a few weeks up in the
trees, they will die and their offspring will go underground, not to
return until 2030.
And they will make a big racket, too. The noise all the male cicadas
make when they sing for sex can drown out your own thoughts, and maybe
even rival a rock concert. In 2004, Gene Kritsky, an entomologist at the College of
Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, measured cicadas at 94 decibels,
saying it was so loud "you
don't hear planes flying overhead."
There are ordinary cicadas that come out every year around the world,
but these are different. They're called magicicadas — as in magic — and
are red-eyed. And these magicicadas are seen only in the eastern half
of the United States, nowhere else in the world.
We are sure that the ones of Moses in Egypt
fame also had a logical explanation; however, such explanation did not take away
mystical symbolism and Divine purpose at all
Report No. 2
underground volcanic plumbing is bigger and better connected than
scientists thought. (1)
Researchers reported so at the
Seismological Society of America's annual meeting.
"We are getting a much better understanding of the volcanic system of
Yellowstone," said Jamie Farrell, a seismology graduate student at the
University of Utah. "The
magma reservoir is at least 50 percent larger than previously imaged."
Knowing the volume of molten magma beneath Yellowstone is important for
estimating the size of future eruptions, Farrell told OurAmazingPlanet.
The last caldera eruption was
640,000 years ago. Smaller
eruptions occurred in between and after the big blasts, most recently about 70,000 years
Just a reminder that just because a scientist
may have said something yesterday it does not mean that it will be the
This does not necessarily reflect on the ability of the scientist; it
on how much God is willing to reveal of His Creation to creatures who
have a tendency to play God.... until the next earthquake, volcanic
eruption, tsunami, etc. hits.
640,000 years? 70,000 years? 24 hrs? It is all the same. It is God Who
calls the shots as needed and we do not lose sleep over it as long as
strive to remain under His Wings.
May 6th, 2013
Report No. 1
Astronomers from around the world were
blown away by a record-setting blast of gamma rays from a dying star in
a distant galaxy.
The eruption, which is classified as a gamma-ray burst, or GRB, produced the highest-energy light
ever detected from such an event.
"We have waited a long time for a gamma-ray burst this shockingly,
eye-wateringly bright," Julie McEnery, project scientist for the Fermi
Gamma-ray Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in
Greenbelt, Md said.
"The GRB lasted so long
that a record number of telescopes on the ground were able to catch it
while space-based observations were still ongoing," she said.
It seems that God is "warming up the system"
for the Gamma Ray Burst (2)
"with our name" on it.
What made this Burst so unique was how long it lasted. The norm is more
like a few seconds. If we were hit - on direct - with one like the one
described above, it would sinter the planet and all that it contains.
would be akin Noah's Ark capsizing due to the turbulence during the
Flood - no survivors.
(2) Gamma Ray Burst
Report No. 2
create new strains of influenza virus in veterinary laboratory. (1)
Experts warn of danger that the
new viral strains created by mixing bird-flu virus with human influenza
could escape from the laboratory to cause a global pandemic killing
millions of people.
"They claim they are doing this to help develop vaccines and such like.
In fact the real reason is that they are driven by blind ambition with
no common sense whatsoever," Lord May told The Independent.
"The record of containment in labs like this is not reassuring. They
are taking it upon themselves to create human-to-human transmission of
very dangerous viruses. It's appallingly irresponsible," he said.
The controversial study into
viral mixing was carried out by a team led by Professor Hualan Chen,
director of China's National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory at
Harbin Veterinary Research Institute.
Professor Chen and her colleagues deliberately mixed the H5N1 bird-flu
virus, which is highly lethal but not easily transmitted between
people, with a 2009 strain of H1N1 flu virus, which is very infectious
When flu viruses come
together by infecting the same cell they can swap genetic material and
produce "hybrids" through the re-assortment of genes.
As we have often said - Unless God intervenes, we will completely
Report No. 3
'Israel rockets' hit Damascus military site. (1)
Syrian state TV says Israeli rockets
have hit a military research centre on the outskirts of the capital
Huge explosions have been heard in the Mount Qassioun area of the city.
The research centre there was
the target of a Israeli strike in January.
Earlier, Israeli officials speaking on condition of anonymity said that
on Friday Israeli aircraft
had attacked a shipment of missiles inside Syria.
The missiles were believed to
be destined for Lebanon's Hezbollah. Heavy explosions shook
Damascus overnight. Amateur footage posted online claimed to show the
explosion near the Jamraya military research facility, with a huge ball
of fire seen rising into the night sky.
"The new Israeli attack is an
attempt to raise the morale of the terrorist groups, which have been
reeling from strikes by our noble army," Syrian state TV said,
referring to recent offensives by President Bashar al-Assad's forces
Maybe the Washington, D.C., boys can learn a
thing or two from the Israeli mentality.
I do not believe in any kind of war - not even the 'Blessed by the
Vatican' Just Wars - or violence, but if a country is going to opt for
warring tactics... Just DO IT Right! It will minimize the human
suffering in the long run.
May 4th, 2013 [First Saturday
of the Month and Holy Saturday
the Orthodox Church]
Report No. 1
Drought across the
West spurs resurgence of faith. (1)
Along the irrigation canal that cuts
through this centuries-old New Mexico town, a small group of
churchgoers gathers to recite the rosary before tossing rose petals
into the water.
Remnants of a tradition that stretches back to the days of Spanish
explorers, the humble offerings are aimed at blessing this year's
meager irrigation season and easing a relentless drought that continues
to march across New Mexico and much of the western half of the U.S.
On Sunday, congregations across eastern New Mexico and West Texas are
planning a day of prayer for moisture and rain. "We're worried, but
we're maintaining our traditional ways and cultural ways. Together we
pray, and individually we pray," said Peter Pino, administrator of Zia
Pueblo. "We haven't lost hope in the spiritual world, that they'll be
able to provide us resources throughout the year.
"We're not giving up. That's pretty much all we can do at this point."
In its wake, the drought has left farmland idle, herds of cattle have
been decimated, the threat of wildfire has intensified and cities are
thinking twice about the sustainability of their water supplies.
A textbook example of "Pain is the Megaphone that God uses to
the deaf to hear Him
However, there is a bit of a problem that those individuals are not
Given humanity's record of
forgetting very quickly what God tries to
convey with His Megaphone
it happened after 9-11
), their collective efforts are probably
on deaf Ears.
I believe that such appeals are now only being answered
those grateful hearts who place Him always first
gratitude for His favors through their actions and witnessing.
(2) THE Megaphone
Report No. 2
Thieves Break Into a
Personal 'Data Vault' Company. (1)
A company that describes itself as
a vault for personal data has
suffered an embarrassing heist: intruders penetrated its
system and looted its customers' names, addresses and in some cases,
dates of birth and login passwords.
Passwords are especially coveted items because many people reuse them
across multiple Web sites, and cyberthieves have in turn developed new
automated ways to try and reuse them to ferret out more valuable data
from different Web sites.
In its e-mail to users, Reputation said it had "identified, interrupted
and swiftly shut down an external attack on our secure network." The
company said it had encrypted user passwords, which could theoretically still protect
them, but has not yet said what algorithm it used to protect customer
Michael Fertik, has described the company as a
"data vault," or "a bank for other people's data."
By the time mankind finds out that the only
real security can only be found under the Wings
of the Almighty
it will be too late
That is "the way the cookie crumbles" (as the saying goes) and has been
"crumbling" since the early chapters of the Book of Genesis.
New York Times Reports
May 3rd, 2013 [First Friday of
the Month, Holy Friday in Orthodox
Church and Sts. Philip and James the Lesser
Report No. 1
push surveillance post-Boston. (1)
Police and politicians across the U.S.
are pointing to the example of surveillance video that was used to help
identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as a reason to get more electronic
eyes on their streets.
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, efforts include trying to gain police
access to cameras used to monitor traffic, expanding surveillance
networks in some major cities and enabling officers to get regular
access to security footage at businesses.
Some in law enforcement, however, acknowledge that their plans may face an age-old
obstacle: Americans' traditional reluctance to give the government more
law enforcement powers out of fear that they will live in a society
where there is little privacy.
"Look, we don't want an
occupied state. We want to be able to walk the good balance between
freedom and security," Los Angeles police Deputy Chief Michael
Downing, who heads the department's counter-terrorism and special
I still find difficult to understand the
obsession of man to (this kind of) privacy when said man insists that
he has nothing to hide.
We have seen how cameras can truly turn the tide on crime. While
spending my last (ever) vacation as a student in Miami Beach in 1960, I
noticed that a major boulevard close to the beachfront had
cameras one every block.... but the cameras were no longer in use by
inquiring I found out that said boulevard had become crime infested in
years past so the authorities installed cameras in a manner that "not
one inch" of the boulevard was off camera.
(This made quite an impact on me since what that boulevard looked like
was a prison yard as shown in movies.)
Voilá! Crime came to a screeching halt. By 1960 that area had
safe at all hours that no one had any concerns about walking about at
Maybe my lack of privacy-obsession is the result of my years in a
military university where the only part of you that was private were
Reports No. 2 [Submitted
by Mrs. PD]
These three articles
show where we are as "civilized" humans:
The Plan B morning-after pill is moving
over the counter. (1)
The FDA announced today that the
emergency contraceptive will be available without a prescription to
those ages 15 and older. The
pill also no longer needs to be behind pharmacy counters. Instead, it
can sit on drugstore shelves just like condoms, but buyers will
have to prove their age at the cash register.
Forty-one percent of New
York City pregnancies end in abortion or twice
the national average, abortion foes said yesterday, citing
City Health Department numbers for 2009 showed that of
all viable pregnancies here, 87,273 were terminated, compared with
126,774 live births.
Excluding miscarriages, 48
percent of Bronx pregnancies, were aborted, compared with 39 percent in Brooklyn and Queens,
38 percent in Manhattan
and 32 percent on Staten
Island. The most recent national figure: 19 percent.
Middle School Girls Forced to Ask
Classmates for 'Lesbian Kiss' During
Anti-Bullying Presentation (3)
Imagine 13 and 14-year-old girls
being instructed to ask one another for a lesbian kiss in a class
exercise. The girls had no choice. The parents were NOT
informed. But hey, if it falls under "anti-bullying," than who are you
to question it, right?
A recent anti-bullying presentation at a middle school in New York that
focused on homosexuality and gender identity has angered parents after
their daughters have come home to tell them they were forced to ask
another girl for a kiss.
According to reports, the session occurred last week at Linden Avenue
Middle School in Red Hook, New York, near Poughkeepsie. A group of
students from Bard College led two workshops for the youth, separated
During the workshop for
girls, the 13 and 14-year-olds were told to ask one another for a
lesbian kiss. They were also taught words such as "pansexual"
This is why there will be nothing ahead of us
but the final Chastisement (4)
God cannot lose any more time lest even the Elect be lost amongst this
perverted and adulterous generation.
May 2nd, 2013
Report No. 1
NASA Extends Crew
Flight Contract with Russian Space Agency. (1)
NASA has signed a $424
million modification to its contract
with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) for full crew
transportation services to the International Space Station in 2016 with
return and rescue services extending through June 2017.
NASA is committed to launching U.S. astronauts aboard domestic
spacecraft as soon as possible. Full funding of the administration's
Fiscal Year 2014 budget request is critical to making these domestic
capabilities possible by 2017.
Just a remnider that not only China owns the
largest chunk of our (US) debt but that Russia controls our travels to
and from the
International Space Station.
Obviosuly we must now be counted among: "The Proud, The Few, The (very) Confused...
Report No. 2
Syrian rebels will never oust Assad by force, (1)
The leader of the Lebanese-based
militant group, Hezbollah
has warned Syrian rebels fighting the troops of President Bashar
al-Assad they will never be able to topple him by force.
Hassan Nasrallah also indicated that his fighters have been assisting
Syrian government forces by admitting some of his men had been
killed in Syria.
In a televised speech from an undisclosed location, Nasrallah, who is a
staunch ally of President Assad, expressed his support: "Syria," he
said, “has real friends in the region and the world who will not allow Syria to fall
into the hands of America or Israel or infidels. They will not
Read on... to News Report No. 3
Report No. 3
Obama: We Don't Have All Facts in Syria. (1)
The US is pretty sure someone has
used chemical weapons in Syria - but it's not sure who,
President Obama revealed at a White House press conference today, at
which he invited reporters to ask him questions on whatever they
"What we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used in
Syria," Obama said, according to the Guardian's liveblog. "We don't know how they were used,
when they were used, who used them."
He said he wanted to avoid
"rushing to judgment without hard effective evidence." Obama
also said that, while chemical weapon use is indeed a "game-changer,"
that didn't necessarily mean war. "By game-changer I mean we would have
to rethink the range of options that are available to us."
Absolutely! [sarcasm "on"] We must have hard
before we act.... just as we did about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass
Obviously those Michelle-like bangs are interfering with President
Obama's vision.... [sarcasm "off"]
There is no doubt about it.... we must be counted among: "The Proud, The Few, The (very) Confused...
May 1st, 2013 [Feast of St. Joseph the Worker]
Report No. 1
A Harris Poll from
2009 found that the great majority (82%) of American adults believe in
God, exactly the same number
as in two earlier Harris Polls in 2005 and 2007.
Large majorities also believe in miracles (76%), heaven (75%), that
Jesus is God or the Son of God (73%), in angels (72%), the survival of
the soul after death (71%), and in the resurrection of Jesus (70%).
Less than half (45%) of
adults believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution
but this is more
than the 40% who believe in
These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 2,303 adults
surveyed online between November 2 and 11, 2009 by Harris Interactive.
The survey also finds that:
61% of adults believe in hell
61% believe in the virgin birth (Jesus
born of Mary)
60% believe in the devil
42% believe in ghosts
32% believe in UFOs
26% believe in astrology
23% believe in witches
20% believe in reincarnation – that
they were once another person.
None of these numbers have changed much since previous surveys in
Although the above numbers are from 2009, we
have no reason to believe that they are much different today,
considering that none of the 2009 numbers are much different than those
previous surveys in 2005 and 2007
It is very interesting to note that even though over 70 % believe in
what most Christians believe, only 40% believe in creationism.
We would like to think that the very large number (60%) of those who do not believe in creationism
mean that they do not believe in creationism literally
the Book of Genesis tells us. Of course, neither do we, as we have
shown on our document about the True
Creation Story - From its Beginning to its End
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