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All  Mailed Posts For April 2014


PURPOSE

The purpose of this News Commentary Section is to assist the faithful in recognizing the signs and lies of These End Times. Somehow, many self appointed Shepherds of These Times are trying to convince the faithful that the Apocalypse will be, using street slang, "a piece of cake" for them and "hell" for all others. They are led to believe that if they "do this" and "do that" they do not have a thing to worry about (of course, so long as that between the "do this" and the "do that" they send in a donation).

Others lead the faithful to believe that "All Is Well" and will continue to be, of course, as long as those donations keep coming in...



April 1st, 2014

News Report No. 1
[our highlights]

New Los Angeles earthquake on same fault could be deadlier than 'Big One'. (1)

Seismologists warn of danger of Puente Hills thrust fault.

In California, the Puente Hills thrust fault, which brought Friday night's quake centred in La Habra and more than 100 aftershocks by Sunday, stretches from northern Orange County under downtown Los Angeles into Hollywood – a heavily populated swath of the Los Angeles area.

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake along that fault could prove more catastrophic than one along the San Andreas, which runs along the outskirts of metropolitan southern California, seismologists told the Los Angeles Times

miguel de Portugal comments: Four days ago I became aware, for the first time, of the Puente Hills thrust fault via a National Geographic documentary that we had acquired.

We reviewed in detail the computer simulations of a Puente Hills generated earthquake. The press cannot do justice to the magnitude of the damage it can do if we can believe only half of the computer simulation! It would be like a "Reset" for southern California.

Let us now keep an eye on San Francisco.

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(1)    News Report


News Report No. 2
[our highlights]

Air Force fires nine officers and commander resigns. (1)

The Air Force said Thursday that it had fired nine officers and accepted the resignation of the commander at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana as it continued to deal with a widespread cheating scandal among the men and women entrusted with the launching of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The commander, Col. Robert Stanley, who was directly responsible for the 100 or so officers implicated in the cheating scandal at Malmstrom, resigned Thursday morning, the Air Force said. The long-running case has led to the largest number of dismissals in the history of the ICBM force, which controls 450 nuclear-tipped Minuteman missiles at three bases, in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming.

miguel de Portugal comments: Those who are standing on U.S. territory, please, kneel down and kiss the ground.

Only in the US such public dismissal of officers and airing of the problem at hand is possible. Hell would have ceased to exist before any country in Europe, that I am familiar with, would do something like that.

Whereas in U.S. corruption is the exception, it is the rule elsewhere!

We do not appreciate what we have in the U.S. and will deeply regret it when is lost!

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(1)  News Report


News Report No. 3
[our highlights]

Soon, "electronic skin" to release drugs in body. (1)

Researchers in the US have created an 'electronic skin' that can store and transmit data about a person's movements, receive diagnostic information and release drugs into skin.

The technology could aid patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease or epilepsy, they claimed.

What we are talking here is a "sticky patch containing a device roughly four centimetres long, two cm wide and 0.003 millimetres thick", said Nanshu Lu, a mechanical engineer at University of Texas in Austin.

miguel de Portugal comments: Just what the world needed!

Soon, affluent drug users will resort to this method for a sustained high.

Come Lord Jesus for the sake of the Elect [Mark 13:20].

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(1)  News Report


April 2nd, 2014

News Report No. 1

"I hear you", Hollande tells French voters as Valls named PM. (1)

France has a new prime minister. Until now interior minister, the appointment of Manuel Valls is President Hollande's main response to his ruling Socialist party’s disastrous showing in the country's local elections.

Valls replaces Jean-Marc Ayrault who pays the price for a struggling economy, high unemployment and the government's deep unpopularity.


miguel de Portugal comments: We have looked into the new French prime Minister, Manuel Valls since he is of Spanish birth and could be closely connected to Joaquin Navarro-Valls, the Opus Dei Director of the Vatican Press Office during most of the Pontificate of John Paul II.

He seems to be on the clear, yet we are still a bit uncomfortable since, as it has been amply shown, Opus Dei people will ally themselves with anyone (2) as long as their objectives are met.

Manuel Valls Views on religion (3)

He is a Freemason affiliated with the Grand Orient de France lodge. He has not been active in the lodge for a long time and has been decommissioned.

In opposite, he demanded an overhaul of the 1905 law separating church and state saying that "nobody wants to touch it, but it is bypassed at all times; everyone seeks a subterfuge to achieve its ends . [...] Our country can not escape even if the revision is not a review with a large R. The law has also been amended several times since its adoption. The Republic could thus offer a symbolic moment to breathe new life to secularism. It should be a public review of the application of secularism that goes through a parliamentary debate. What a beautiful way to restore the ideal layman in the heart of French society and make a shared value."

In 2002, as mayor of Évry, he opposed a branch of the national grocery store chain Franprix, located in a predominately Muslim neighborhood, deciding to sell only halal certified meat/products and products that do not contain alcohol. Valls stated to Radio Judaica that he was "eternally attached to Israel".

He is in favour of banning muslim veils from universities,but supports the right to wear the Jewish kippa.

When Catholics protested against "Golgota Picnic", an anti-Christian play, Valls supported the theater director in the name of freedom of speech. When Dieudonné's quenelle gesture became viral in 2013, Valls said he would consider "all legal means" to ban Dieudonné's "public meetings," given that he "addresses in an obvious and insufferable manner the memory of victims of the Shoah."


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(1)  News Report
(2)  For Example....
(3)  Source



News Report No. 2
[our highlights]

North Korea Threatens 'New Form' of Nuke Test. (1)

Having tried out mid-range ballistic missiles in recent weeks, North Korea said today it may conduct a "new form" of nuclear test, the New York Times reports.

Pyongyang officials didn't clarify, but the US and its allies have long thought North Korea wants to build small, sophisticated nuclear devices that can ride piggyback on its new missiles. A spokesman for South Korea's foreign ministry said North Korea "will have to pay a price" if it ignores international concerns and carries out the test.

For its part, North Korea accused the UN of "turning a blind eye" to "US madcap nuclear war exercises" while denouncing North Korea's, Reuters reports.

North Korea also said it wants the ability to hit medium- and long-range targets "with a variety of striking power." Tensions between North and South Korea eased last month, when elderly people separated by the Korean War were allowed short reunions, but the North has since returned to harsh rhetoric - and a paper by a nuclear expert cited the "disquieting possibility" that North Korea is building a network of tunnels to carry out regular nuclear tests with highly enriched uranium.

miguel de Portugal comments: After the US the UK and Russia talked Ukraine into giving up their nuclear weapons in exchange of territorial protection  only to betray them.... the West would be hard pressed in preventing a Boys Scout Troop from going nuclear if they chose to do so.

First the Syrian "Red Line" which was trampled upon and crossed by Al-Assad while making an obscene sign at the Western "Powers". Then, Ukraine is miserably betrayed.

We - the Western alleged Powers - have lost our credibility and word. Now - Anything and Everything goes!

( sarcasm is not on) Fasten your seat belts, and be sure to wear you Pampers (2)!

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(1)  News Report
(2) Pampers - What are they?


April 3rd, 2014

miguel de Portugal comments: News are pretty much about the same today as in the days before - mostly lies. As we have said before, the important news are the ones which are not reported and which one must discern, through the Grace of God, from worldwide public indicators.

As we have said many times, the World Masters have their agenda and proceed to drive the world to the point they want it to be for satan's Grand Entrance. Being that they are the Masters of the world they know what their next move will cause (if God allows it, of course!).

Therefore, to evaluate the seriousness/validity of the news and the real state of the world, we will give you a few clues which you can, by yourself, utilized to discern when something may happen as the result of a move by the world Masters.

Remember - they serve Mammon, so we will show you how to "take the pulse" of Mammon.

The Markets

First know how the world stock markets are really reacting. Discount adjectives by the talking heads of the media such as "plummeted", "peak out", "crashed", etc., etc. They seldom match the reality.

The first Markets to open in the world are those of Asia. Look at them and you will see how the stage is being set for the rest of the world on that day.

The next ones to open are those in Europe. In there you will see how Europe is reacting to whatever unseen event to which Asia reacted.

Finally, the markets in the Americas open. Nor only they will reflect what happened in Asia, and then Europe, but they will, in turn, set the stage for tomorrow's Asian markets. Take a look!


The Gold


The gold price also reflects the Masters' moods and plans. Take a look at them but do not be impressed by large drops or increases in the graphs that you will see. Look at the left column of the graph in question and see the actual numbers by which the price has changed and not by how dramatically the lines of the graph my express it.


God's Input

More devastating than stormy weather are earthquakes. As we have pointed out before, the media reports what they are told and not what really matters to the people. You may hear that that there was an earthquake in some obscure place in China and you may think - "So what? It was a deserted place and thousands of miles from us."

Not so fast.... Keep an eye on the world monitors and they will tell you how an earthquake in some obscure part of the planet may be affecting now or later other parts of the globe, including you home country or city.

In conclusion

As we have also said many times, God appointed shepherds do not wish to take God's place by word, or deed or by creating codependency. Our function is to: (a) Help the children of God establish a solid connection with God as they journey back home; and (b) Provide some physical signs which can be accessed and interpreted by His children so that they are not blind at the realities in the world.... realities which will eventually lead to the full collapse of all systems.


Be at Peace, All is Well. You are indeed loved!


April 4th, 2014 [First Friday of the Month]

Regarding Future News Reports

As you may have surmised from yesterday's mailing of the Private News Commentary, we are greatly curtailing the issuing of this page.

As we have often said, most of the news are lies used to manipulate the masses when the real important news are withheld. There is no further point on hashing and rehashing them.

>From time to time we will comment on or announce/share news/events/issues that we deem useful to our readers.

Yesterday we placed in your hands very powerful tools to discern ahead of time major moves by the Masters of the World.

Another page to check is the Euro to Dollar Exchange Rate Forecast. The stronger the Euro the weaker the Dollar thus the weaker the U.S.'s financial clout in the world.

A good example of withheld news is precisely the drop in value of the US dollar. Back in July 23, 2012, the Dollar/Euro exchange rate was 1.212 (it took 1.21 US dollars to buy 1.00 Euro). Today it is 1.371 (it takes 1.37 US dollars to buy 1.00 Euro). What makes it notable is that, according to the average media reports,  the US economy seems to be well while the Eurozone economy seems to be doing poorly. Were that true the numbers would be reversed.

You may keep up with US Dollar/Euro trends via This Link

It is the Will of God that we focus more on Divine Encouragement and discussions of Biblical Texts. The stronger the faith of the Elect, the easier it will be to navigate what is already here. Conversely, the news reports demoralize the Elect.

If you are concerned about some news report that you have encountered and wish that we comment upon it, write to us and we will attempt to do so via our Private FYI&R page


April 7th, 2014

News Report No. 1

TSA Travel Tips: Travelers with Diabetes (1) or other Medical Conditions

If you are being treated for diabetes or some other medical condition and have concerns about TSA’s screening process,  please contact the TSA Cares Helpline. Travelers or families of passengers with disabilities and medical conditions can call the helpline toll free 855-787-2227, prior to traveling with any questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.

Helpful information for diabetic travelers:
TSA wants to ensure both a safe and pleasant experience for all travelers by making the screening process as seamless as possible.

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News Report No. 2

The Countries With The Highest Religious Diversity Are Mostly In The Asian-Pacific. (1)

It won't come as any surprise that Vatican City is the least religiously diverse 'country' in the world. More than 99% of inhabitants are Christian.

What might be more surprising is that of the 12 most religiously diverse countries in the world, six of them are in the Asia-Pacific region, five are in sub-Saharan Africa and one is in Latin America.

Pew Research analyzed data on religious affiliation within 232 countries and territories, organized into six major regions: Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, North America and sub-Saharan Africa.

Eight religious categories were taken into account, including Buddhism, Christianity, folk or traditional religions, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, other religions considered as a group, and the religiously unaffiliated.


miguel de Portugal comments: No surprises here - just more confirmation of what we already know.

Eleven of the countries were mostly out of reach from the "Evangelizers" whose "convert or be destroyed" method of Evangelization has been its trademark since Constantine purchase the Christian Administrations.

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(1) News Report


April 10th, 2014

From miguel de Portugal

There seems to have been a misunderstanding in what we meant when we published the following message on this page recently:

As we have often said, most of the news are lies used to manipulate the masses when the real important news are withheld. There is no further point on hashing and rehashing them.

From time to time we will comment on or announce/share news/events/issues that we deem useful to our readers.

The above means that we will make an effort to:

(a) refrain from publishing news which are really not worthy of your attention or are outright media fabrications. The original idea of this page was to illustrate to our readers where the world was at as it plunged into the bottom of the abyss. If, by now, some of our readers do not know that, perhaps they are just wasting their time in reading what we publish and should go elsewhere for entertainment; and

(b) comment upon or announce/share news/events/issues that we deem useful to our readers.

I trust that we have made this crystal clear now.


News Report No. 1
[our highlights]

Major bug called ‘Heartbleed’ exposes Internet data (1)

Critical Security Bug 'Heartbleed' Hits Up To 66 Percent Of The Internet (2)

Experts Find a Door Ajar in an Internet Security Method Thought Safe (3)
   
A newly discovered security bug nicknamed Heartbleed has exposed millions of usernames, passwords and reportedly credit card numbers - a major problem that hackers could have exploited during the more than two years it went undetected.

It's unlike most of the breaches reported over the past few years, in which one Web site or another got hacked or let it's guard down. The flaw this time is in code designed to keep servers secure–tens of thousands of servers on which data is stored for thousands of sites.

That's why some experts were calling Heartbleed the worst bug ever, something that should worry everyone who frequents the Internet or does business on it.

It’s as if you went on vacation not knowing the lock on your front door was broken. Could someone break in? Yes. Will they? Who knows.

While companies are scrambling to implement a fix, nobody seemed to know whether any damage had been done. Individual Web sites were starting to make announcements and dispense advice on whether or not users should change passwords.

The bug was found in a type of software called OpenSSL, which is used on servers to encrypt sensitive information to protect people’s privacy. At least 500,000 servers were reportedly vulnerable.


miguel de Portugal comments: Notice "500,000 servers" NOT 500,000 computers. Each server hosts thousands of computers. Do you now see the magnitude of this hack job?

Just another reminder of the supposed "security" and "safety" of those whom we trust with your confidential information on-line.

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(1)  Washington Post Reports
(2) Huffington Post Reports
(3) New York Times Reports




April 11th, 2014

News Report No. 1


miguel de Portugal comments: This is highly unusual and all taking place within 8 hours. The amount of energy realease has been tremendous.

M7.3 - BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 7.3
Date-Time
  • 11 Apr 2014 07:07:22 UTC
  • 11 Apr 2014 18:07:22 near epicenter
  • 11 Apr 2014 07:07:22 standard time in your timezone
Location 6.653S 155.043E
Depth 50 km
Distances
  • 61 km (37 mi) SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  • 73 km (45 mi) SW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 399 km (247 mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 555 km (344 mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  • 622 km (385 mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 6.3 km
Parameters Nph = 101; Dmin = 419.4 km; Rmss = 1.14 seconds; Gp = 29°
M-type = mwp; Version = 1
Event ID us c000pft9 ***This event supersedes event AT00n3unei.


M6.8 - SOLOMON ISLANDS

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.8
Date-Time
  • 11 Apr 2014 08:16:51 UTC
  • 11 Apr 2014 18:16:51 near epicenter
  • 11 Apr 2014 08:16:51 standard time in your timezone
Location 7.100S 155.100E
Depth 49 km
Distances
  • 96 km (59 mi) SSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
  • 109 km (67 mi) SSW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea
  • 437 km (270 mi) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
  • 574 km (355 mi) ESE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
  • 593 km (367 mi) WNW of Honiara, Solomon Islands
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 0.0 km
Parameters Nph = 48; Dmin = 0.5 km; Rmss = 1.24 seconds; Gp = 43°
M-type = Mi; Version = 1
Event ID at 00n3uxo1 ***This event supersedes event PT14101002.


M6.0 - NEAR THE COAST OF TARAPACA, CHILE

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.0
Date-Time
  • 11 Apr 2014 00:01:44 UTC
  • 10 Apr 2014 19:01:44 near epicenter
  • 11 Apr 2014 00:01:44 standard time in your timezone
Location 20.748S 70.724W
Depth 17 km
Distances
  • 84 km (52 mi) SW of Iquique, Chile
  • 158 km (97 mi) NNW of Tocopilla, Chile
  • 255 km (158 mi) S of Arica, Chile
  • 265 km (164 mi) NW of Calama, Chile
  • 542 km (336 mi) SSW of La Paz, Bolivia
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 3.9 km
Parameters Nph = 52; Dmin = 60.5 km; Rmss = 1.32 seconds; Gp = 139°
M-type = mb; Version =
Event ID us c000pfgr


M6.1 - NICARAGUA

Preliminary Earthquake Report

Magnitude 6.1
Date-Time
  • 10 Apr 2014 23:27:46 UTC
  • 10 Apr 2014 17:27:47 near epicenter
  • 10 Apr 2014 23:27:46 standard time in your timezone
Location 12.539N 86.470W
Depth 10 km
Distances
  • 18 km (11 mi) SE of Larreynaga, Nicaragua
  • 31 km (19 mi) NNE of Nagarote, Nicaragua
  • 31 km (19 mi) NE of La Paz Centro, Nicaragua
  • 39 km (24 mi) S of El Sauce, Nicaragua
  • 50 km (31 mi) NNW of Managua, Nicaragua
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 1.8 km
Parameters Nph = 75; Dmin = 128.1 km; Rmss = 1.91 seconds; Gp = 70°
M-type = mwp; Version =
Event ID us d0003cqx




April 12th, 2014

News Report No. 1
[our highlights]

New findings suggest 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' isn't a modern forgery. (1)

In 2012, the discovery of a tattered papyrus fragment rocked the biblical studies community after some alleged its text proved that Jesus was married.

Now tests show the fragment is not only likely legit - it's also superold.

The controversial fragment known as the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife" dates to between the sixth and ninth centuries, and could possibly date back as early as the second to fourth centuries, according to a newly published study in the Harvard Theological Review.

The fragment, which contains the words, "Jesus said to them, my wife," first came to light several years ago. Harvard University Divinity Professor Karen L. King, who announced the fragment's existence at a conference in 2012, was quick to point out that the fragment does not prove that Jesus had a wife.
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In an interview with the Boston Globe, King said, "I'm basically hoping that we can move past the issue of forgery to questions about the significance of this fragment for the history of Christianity, for thinking about questions like, 'Why does Jesus being married, or not, even matter? Why is it that people had such an incredible reaction to this?'"


miguel de Portugal comments: Another manifestation of:  ....the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman, water as it were a river; that he might cause her to be carried away by the river. [Rev. 12:15]

Allow us to settle this matter once and for all. Even if they could prove, without a shred of a doubt, that the papyrus dated back to the First Century, I would, without a shred of a doubt, state that the contents - that Jesus was ever married, or for that matter, ever had an intimate relationship with a woman - were false. .
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News Report No. 2
[our highlights]

Group of deputies wants Gorbachev investigated over Soviet break-up. (1)

A small group of lawmakers have asked Russia's top prosecutor to investigate whether the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, should face treason charges over his role in the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.

Gorbachev dismissed the request as an act of publicity-seeking and said there were no grounds to charge him.

It follows a surge of patriotism since Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last month, which has revived nostalgia among some Russians for the Soviet Union and boosted President Vladimir Putin's popularity ratings.

The seven-page request for an investigation says Gorbachev and other senior Soviet officials violated the law and the will of the people by letting the republics that made up the Soviet Union declare independence and break away.

"As a result of these criminal actions, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, a global superpower, was destroyed and ceased existing as a geopolitical reality," says the letter.

Gorbachev has repeatedly criticized Putin and his treatment of political dissent, saying Russia needs a new system of governance.


miguel de Portugal comments: If anyone among our readers is surprised, he/she should review most documents on our Gorbachev Index and Fatima Index.
Time is running out folks!
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April 14th, 2014

News Report No. 1

Fake beggar in New York City.

 There is a report  (1) from NYC TV station, about a major begging fraud.

Even though this is a fraudulent beggar - as many are - those who were moved to charity will receive full credit in Heaven for their compassion.

We should seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit before we assist those who may appear to be in real need, however, if we make the mistake many people have made with this young woman, we will still receive the appropriate credit before the Eyes of God.

Conversely, if we turn our backs on someone in need "just in case it is a fraud" - an excuse that many, many use to avoid assiting others - we will have to account for that before the Throne of God.

In summary: It is best to be thought of as a fool by man, than to let God down.

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(1)  The Video Report



April 16th, 2014

Ukraine News Report


NOTE: The following text, from a long time cooperator from Ukraine, reached us yesterday. We are reproducing it without any editing whatsoever.

Short update about the situation in Ukraine.

What you see right now in world news about Ukraine is more or less correct. However, there is one important angle which is not obvious based on news presentation. Separatist movement is strongly supported by many from local elites because they did a LOT of bad things during previous criminal regime and for them state of "controlled" civil war is preferable than reading books in the jail.

In general situation is very bad and may spread to other regions. At the same time there is a chance that government will localize it within two regions. Army with tanks and other armor moved in. So far Russian strategy was based on expectation that "nobody will shoot", now with tens of people dead from separatists/Russian side they may re-consider the approach. From Russian side these are professional military espionage operatives. From separatists side these are people paid 500$ a day to stay and keep occupied buildings. After people dead they may re-consider price of life.

Reaction from West, especially from EU is much better this time. There were no strange discussions on who those "green men" are.

Yet another interesting symbolical angle is that this week in Orthodox Christians and Eastern Catholics (Ukraine and Russia) is Holy Week with Easter this Sunday, and major events started on Palm Sunday.

Here, this week is called "Week of Passions". Quite likely, this Sunday, you will see Putin holding candles standing in the church together with Patriarch of Moscow. Based on pace of events, it seems that this week is deciding.

Situation will start to stabilize and resolve or start to escalate significantly.


miguel de Portugal comments: Sadly enough we have to recognize that our prayed for Green Apocalypse has reverted to one which will entail human caused destruction, with long term effects in the planet, plus natural causes - such as a GRB, a Yellowstone super volcano eruption, etc.

As we recently stated, the ten years of Grace that God granted humanity (1998-2008) were brutally misused and we should count our Blessings that God will allow a few humans to survive what is to come since humanity, in general, deserves to be erased from the face of the Earth.

Therefore, we expect the situation to escalate significantly.

Thank you for your on-site report.


A News ALERT

Before you share photos online, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to view this video exposé hosted by Bill Meyers.

In it you will see how the most innocent photo, taken with your cell phone, smart phone, tablet, etc. can become a real danger to you and your family as well as to your property.

It is not a matter of government snooping; it is a matter of criminals snooping.

If that newly uncovered problem were not enough, just three days ago we found out some very disturbing issues with Yahoo! mail.

Any mail that we receive with open addresses in the To and CC boxes are automatically added to our Yahoo Contacts - right now, more than half of the names and addresses in our Yahoo! mail Contacts are total strangers to us.

As if that were not enough.... if those individuals have their photo on-line, so do we! since their photo pops up with their address in our Contacts.


April 17th, 2014 [Holy Thursday]

News Report No. 1

Russian Jet Passed Within 1,000 yards of US Warship. (1)

A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday (the 12th) amid escalating tensions in the region, a US military official said today.

In the first public account of the incident (on the 14th), the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level.

Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and in violation of international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings.

The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of coming in contact with the ship, said the official, and the passes, which occurred in the early evening there, ended without incident.

miguel de Portugal comments: Just a reminder that the real news are when we feel the effect of the event.... long before it is ever published.

Whether is a nuclear attack of a Gamma Ray Burst or a meteor strike, there will not be a previous announcement by the world leaders or the media.

This is why is is imperative that all be spiritually ready for what is to come.... without advance notice.

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(1) News Report


News Report No. 2


From EQUIFAX (a US credit rating company)

You may have read the news about the widespread impact of the Heartbleed (1) security bug.

We have done a full security assessment and can confirm that Equifax does not run the OpenSSL software that is vulnerable to the Heartbleed security bug on our consumer site - Equifax.com. While the Equifax accounts are not at risk, it is a good security practice to change all online passwords (including Equifax) periodically.  Here are some additional tips to help you make your passwords more secure:

  +   Make your password sufficiently long - Security experts recommend passwords should contain a minimum of 14 characters.
  +  Make your password sufficiently complex - Include characters in a combination that won't be easily guessed.
  +  Update your anti-virus, anti-spamware and anti-malware software

In addition, different passwords should be used for different accounts on different sites. More passwords make it difficult for a thief to hack multiple accounts if one password is stolen.

miguel de Portugal comments: Amen!

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(1) About Heartbleed



April 21st, 2014

News Report No. 1
[our highlights]

Please note the number of 5.5 level, and over, earthquakes that have struck our planet just since the beginnning of April. Focus on the number of those over 6.0 which are, by any standard, very powerful earthquakes.

DATE and TIME (UTC)  LAT   LON   MAG   DEPTH
km
  LOCATION MAP  
   (Click to show on interactive map)
  
  EVENT ID
  (Click to explore)
01-APR-2014 23:46:46 -19.64 -70.82 8.2 20 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597319
03-APR-2014 02:43:14 -20.52 -70.50 7.7 31 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597428
12-APR-2014 20:14:39 -11.31 162.21 7.6 29 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4598511
19-APR-2014 13:27:59 -6.72 154.93 7.5 31 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4599191
13-APR-2014 12:36:18 -11.45 162.07 7.4 35 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4598593
18-APR-2014 14:27:26 17.55 -100.82 7.2 24 GUERRERO, MEXICO   4599098
11-APR-2014 07:07:21 -6.62 155.06 7.1 50 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4598364
15-APR-2014 03:57:02 -53.53 8.70 6.9 12 BOUVET ISLAND REGION   4598758
01-APR-2014 23:57:57 -19.90 -70.92 6.9 20 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597528
19-APR-2014 01:04:03 -6.68 155.09 6.6 24 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4599139
13-APR-2014 13:25:03 -11.13 162.04 6.6 35 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4598598
11-APR-2014 20:29:13 11.59 -86.04 6.6 135 NEAR COAST OF NICARAGUA   4598442
11-APR-2014 08:16:48 -6.86 155.02 6.5 39 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4598371
03-APR-2014 01:58:31 -20.27 -70.56 6.5 23 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597426
17-APR-2014 15:06:51 -62.87 155.68 6.2 24 BALLENY ISLANDS REGION   4599000
03-APR-2014 05:26:16 -20.81 -70.55 6.2 24 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597442
01-APR-2014 23:58:00 -19.43 -70.26 6.2 18 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597323
20-APR-2014 00:15:58 -7.17 155.31 6.1 18 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4599248
12-APR-2014 05:24:25 -7.12 155.24 6.1 35 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4598471
10-APR-2014 23:27:46 12.51 -86.38 6.1 13 NICARAGUA   4598340
04-APR-2014 01:37:51 -20.62 -70.74 6.1 20 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597512
18-APR-2014 04:13:12 -11.15 164.81 6.0 10 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION   4599048
11-APR-2014 00:01:44 -20.75 -70.72 6.0 18 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4598342
04-APR-2014 11:40:32 -10.53 161.67 6.0 64 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4597538
02-APR-2014 16:13:27 7.90 -82.34 6.0 32 SOUTH OF PANAMA   4597389
14-APR-2014 06:29:50 -11.27 161.78 5.9 35 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4598655
12-APR-2014 20:24:46 -11.29 162.18 5.9 27 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4598518
19-APR-2014 20:54:42 -20.02 -70.91 5.8 9 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4599224
07-APR-2014 13:43:20 -20.16 -70.87 5.8 8 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597716
03-APR-2014 03:11:14 -20.63 -70.73 5.8 10 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597429
02-APR-2014 04:46:18 -20.15 -70.85 5.8 10 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597356
02-APR-2014 00:03:12 -19.85 -70.87 5.8 10 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597326
20-APR-2014 04:17:34 -6.86 154.57 5.7 28 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4599265
13-APR-2014 12:46:43 -11.46 162.33 5.7 31 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4598594
08-APR-2014 10:14:32 -20.49 -70.93 5.7 7 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597769
02-APR-2014 00:06:44 -19.63 -70.81 5.7 10 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597332
19-APR-2014 13:47:51 -7.10 154.73 5.6 72 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4599192
18-APR-2014 19:05:05 -62.75 155.47 5.6 10 BALLENY ISLANDS REGION   4599114
13-APR-2014 13:12:21 -11.22 161.92 5.6 35 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4598596
11-APR-2014 14:33:43 -6.71 154.90 5.6 21 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4598411
10-APR-2014 22:27:10 -19.25 -173.51 5.6 14 TONGA ISLANDS   4598338
03-APR-2014 09:30:19 -5.41 102.14 5.6 11 SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA   4597458
03-APR-2014 09:23:21 -20.56 -70.71 5.6 15 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597457
03-APR-2014 02:56:06 -20.72 -70.58 5.6 17 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597430
02-APR-2014 23:22:47 39.20 141.77 5.6 56 EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN   4597419
02-APR-2014 00:24:45 -19.91 -70.73 5.6 10 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597328
18-APR-2014 18:44:17 67.67 -162.49 5.5 1 NORTHERN ALASKA   4599109
17-APR-2014 13:10:06 -55.07 -129.50 5.5 16 PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE   4599011
17-APR-2014 04:38:17 4.50 123.03 5.5 567 CELEBES SEA   4598941
11-APR-2014 12:55:22 -6.90 154.95 5.5 45 SOLOMON ISLANDS   4598403
11-APR-2014 12:00:51 -20.07 -70.54 5.5 22 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4598397
04-APR-2014 20:08:07 37.23 23.77 5.5 107 SOUTHERN GREECE   4597557
03-APR-2014 05:51:44 -20.77 -70.40 5.5 27 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597445
02-APR-2014 00:33:45 -20.25 -70.69 5.5 13 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE   4597325

Original Source:  http://www.iris.edu/seismon/eventlist/index.phtml

miguel de Portugal comments: The above should be enough to wake up most.



News Report No. 2
[our highlights]

Twin Cities task force reports 'serious shortcomings' in archdiocesan policies. (1)
 
a. Too much power in too few hands. Inadequate oversight.
b. Broken communication channels and compartmentalized information.
c. An outdated record-keeping system, and no meaningful program to audit and monitor compliance.

Those "serious shortcomings" emerged from a lay task force's six-month independent review of the policies and organizational structures within the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese related to the prevention of clergy sexual abuse of minors.

miguel de Portugal comments: Now, multiply those obstacles by the number of dioceses in the world and you will see that only God - on direct - will be able to remedy the situation... and remedy it He will!

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News Report No. 3
[our highlights]

Far More Asteroids Have Hit The Earth Than We Thought, Astronauts Say. (1)
       
Bad news, earthlings. A former NASA scientist says it's mere happenstance that an Armageddon-style asteroid hasn't hit a densely populated area in the last few years.

On Tuesday, the B612 Foundation, which is devoted to preventing the next deep impact, will present data from a nuclear-weapons test warning satellite showing that far more asteroids have hit earth in the past few years than previously thought, the organization announced on its website.

The data, collected from a nuclear missile detection system that picks up large blasts on earth, shows that since 2001, asteroids have caused 26 explosions on the scale of an atomic bomb.

"This data shows that asteroid impacts are NOT rare, but actually 3-10 times more common than we previously thought," Ed Lu, one of the astronauts working on the project, said in a statement. "The fact that none of these asteroid impacts shown in the video was detected in advance is proof that the only thing preventing a catastrophe from a 'city-killer' sized asteroid is blind luck."

miguel de Portugal comments: Another reminder that no one should expect much advance notice (besides the ones that we are giving) for the events as they happen while we approach the Climax of the Apocalypse.

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April 22nd, 2014

News Report No. 1
[our highlights]

'Explosion' at Palo Verde nuclear plant not reported for 5 months. (1)

There was a small explosion at the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant late last year but plant officials didn't report it to federal officials until six days ago.

William Londrie has had no fear in calling the Palo Verde nuclear power plant his next door neighbor of nine years. "They got so many back up systems that pretty much nothing wrong could happen," Londrie said.

On the contrary, something did go wrong at the plant back on Nov. 6 of last year.

"What you had here was equipment failure," thinks Steve Brittle, an environmentalist and former volunteer with the Maricopa County emergency planning committee.

Plant officials didn't consider it an explosion by nuclear standards, and therefore didn't publicly report it or notify the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

"There's something fishy there. They should notify them within that week I'd say," Londrie said.


miguel de Portugal comments: Another reminder... Do not expect to have any warning before mega-disasters strike.

Get "your things" in order with God so that you are ready for anything at any time.

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News Report No. 2
[our highlights]

Polish pilgrims set out on long road to Rome for canonisations. (1)

The Catholic church insists on a long road to sainthood, and a long road also awaits Polish pilgrims who have begun their journey to Rome for the canonisation of two Popes, John Paul II and John XXIII, on April 27th.

2000 kilometres lie in front of them and millions of others who will converge on the Vatican for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

"Every one of us have their own intentions. Every person from my town asked me to say a prayer for them," said Master of Polish Knights Brotherhood of Lubawa Miroslaw Lesniewski.

Twelve Poles, who belong to the “Knights Brotherhood” founded in the 1400s for selected nobility but which has been revived, will wear medieval costumes and ride on horseback the whole way, the only group of European pilgrims to do so.

In all 19 heads of state and 24 prime ministers are expected to attend for the unique double canonisation, the first step towards becoming a saint.

and

John Paul II is remembered for helping to bring down communism and for inspiring a generation of Catholics. Many now call him “The Great,” only the fourth pope to have earned the moniker. (2)


God comments via the Prophet Isaiah:

[10] Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom, give ear to the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrha.

[11] 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. [12] When you came to appear before me, who required these things at your hands, that you should walk in my courts? [13] 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. [14] My soul hateth your new moons, and your solemnities: they are become troublesome to me, I am weary of bearing them. [15] 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.

[16] Wash yourselves, be clean, take away the evil of your devices from my eyes: cease to do perversely, [17] Learn to do well: seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge for the fatherless, defend the widow. [18] And then .... 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.  [Isaiah 1]

miguel de Portugal adds:
Prayer, Fasting and Sacrifice - that is what is needed and God wants now. Enough of Religious Tourism!

In any case, the fate of the Vatican and what it represents - which IS NOT the Catholic Faith - has been cast.

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April 23rd, 2014

News Report No. 1
[our highlights]

The Spy in the Soda Machine. (1)
   
Companies scrambling to seal up their systems from hackers and government snoops are having to look in the unlikeliest of places for vulnerabilities.

Hackers in the recent Target payment card breach gained access to the retailer's records through its heating and cooling system. In other cases, hackers have used printers, thermostats and videoconferencing equipment.

Companies have always needed to be diligent in keeping ahead of hackers - email and leaky employee devices are an old problem - but the situation has grown increasingly complex and urgent as countless third parties are granted remote access to corporate systems.

This access comes through software controlling all kinds of services a company needs: heating, ventilation and air-conditioning; billing, expense and human-resources management systems; graphics and data analytics functions; health insurance providers; and even vending machines.

Break into one system, and you have a chance to break into them all


miguel de Portugal comments: Actually, there is a tremendous amount of information about a business itself when a third party has information on: heating, ventilation and air-conditioning; billing, etc...; and even vending machines.

One of my last engineering projects was an environmental project for a huge restaurant sitting in the middle of the countryside and away from city conveniences as water supply, waste treatment, etc. The owner - with whom I had the contract - had leased the property to a third party. The lease payments to the owner were based on the volume of business in the restaurant. The lessee claimed that business was very bad, thus his lease payment were very low.

Since I smelled foul play and the owner was paying for my services handsomely, I decided to give him an extra hand - outside the contractual services. From the data that I legitimately had about the system, I was able to determine the actual dollar volume of the restaurant within 10 % by just knowing the volume of water the restaurant was consuming and the volume of the waste outflow.

The lessee was making money hand over fist while not paying the owner what was his due in accordance with the contract. The confirmation that my numbers were right came as a death threat phone call I received from the lessee. We also confirmed that the lessee was an idiot.... he left the death threat message in my office message recorder after having identified himself. (He had to be so stupid that I did not have the heart to report him to the authorities.)

Now, with that said,  imagine what kind of information can be extracted from any ongoing business today considering the advancement (???) of technology when suppliers have instant and remote access to the records of their heating, ventilation and air-conditioning, etc....; and even vending machines.
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News Report No. 2
[our highlights]

Oregon priest leaves Catholic church, files legal demand for personnel files. (1)

Fr. James Radloff's status as a priest in good standing in the diocese of Baker, Ore., has come to an end as he announced in an open letter Tuesday that he is leaving the Roman Catholic Church to "continue my journey as a priest" with a breakaway denomination, the Evangelical Catholic Church.

In addition, Radloff told NCR he has sent a demand through his civil attorney to Baker Bishop Liam Cary to "turn over a complete copy of my personnel records, and everything he used to make his decision."

That decision was to implement a formal removal of Radloff as pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Bend, effective Oct. 1, 2013. At the time of the ouster, Cary praised Radloff's ministry at the diocese's largest and Bend's only parish. The bishop said Radloff remained a priest in good standing and had done nothing illegal. Cary refused to reveal the reasons for the termination, stating that he was "not at liberty to do so."

No change in Radloff's status with the diocese was announced even after the Vatican Congregation for Clergy rejected the pastor's appeal of Cary's action. Dated Jan. 31 and made public in Bend on Feb. 14, the ruling let Cary's removal of Radloff stand, allowed the bishop to keep the reasons private, and did not require lifting the ban on public ministry imposed on Radloff.

"My word was never taken seriously or even considered as being valid in this whole process," he wrote in an email. "I was treated as if I was guilty until found guilty by a kangaroo court. The Congregation for Clergy never did a proper investigation. All that was seen is the old boys' club protecting each other. My lawyer friends were shocked by the ineptitude of the whole process. They saw that due diligence was never done. Mediation was never allowed even though it is the preferred method as set forth in the Code of Canon Law."

The priest added, "It seems to me the bishop decided to make an example of me to show his clergy and the people his power. So he then went searching for reasons to get me removed to damage my standing as a priest to raise his own standing as a bishop."

miguel de Portugal comments: We will comment on Rev. Radloff's dismissal at another time.

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April 25th, 2014 [St. Mark , Evangelist]

News Report No. 1

The item in Google most shared this week was based on:

Does 'LOL' Really Mean 'Lucifer Our Lord'?

When we "laugh out loud" online, are we really praying to Satan, the prince of darkness himself?

The answer is no, but an image posted by a user on the social news site Reddit is warning the Internet otherwise.

According to the directive, which is meant to be shared "with Christians," the classic and ubiquitous "LOL" acronym stands for "Lucifer our lord," something the image's creator doesn't find funny at all.

"BEWARE: Stop using the abbreviation 'LOL,'" the hastily made image that invokes the same qualities as a Westboro Baptist Church sign reads. "'LOL stands for 'Lucifer our Lord.' Satanists end their prayers by saying Lucifer our Lord,' in short, "LOL.' Every time you type 'LOL' you are endorsing Satan."

miguel de Portugal comments: Considering that the very popular US' AOL (America On Line) could also represent Age of Lucifer, we are not surprised.

Which influence does the today's world mostly reflect? God's or lucifer's? Should we then be surprised at what LOL and AOL can stand for too?
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News Report No. 2
[our highlights]

Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes. (1)

An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.

Sam Brentano, chairman of the Marion County board of commissioners, said late Wednesday the board is taking immediate action to prohibit human tissue from future deliveries at the plant that has been turning waste into energy since 1987.

"We provide an important service to the people of this state and it would be a travesty if this program is jeopardized due to this finding," he said in a statement. "We thought our ordinance excluded this type of material at the waste-to-energy facility. We will take immediate action to ensure a process is developed to prohibit human tissue from future deliveries."

County spokeswoman Jolene Kelley said medical waste has been included in the program for some time, but the commissioners never had any indication that fetal tissue might be included.

miguel de Portugal comments: First of all, please note: The politically correct name for dead fetuses now is "fetal tissue".  Soon abortions will be called: Removal of fetal tissues.

How symbolic!  The spirit of Adolph Hitler lives on.

The only difference is that now the human beings are murdered in the mother's womb and then incinerated, whereas in Hitler's days they were murdered in the gas chambers and then incinerated. Somehow I have the feeling that God can see that difference too - with the murder in the mother's womb being the worst.

As you may see for yourself (2), just since 1980, there have been 1.3 billion abortions worldwide.  Anyone who expects a Divine reprieve indeed needs counseling!

God Willing, in tomorrow's Private FYI&R we will discuss abortion in relation to Divine Mercy.
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(2) Abortion Counter


News Report No. 3
[our highlights]

U.S. Army Approves ‘Humanist' Category As Religious Preference. (1)

More than two years after first making his request, Army Maj. Ray Bradley can now be known as exactly what he is: a humanist in the U.S. military.

"I'm able to self-identity the belief system that governs my life, and I've never been able to do that before," said Bradley, who is stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and works on supporting readiness of the Army Reserve's medical staff.

Lt. Col. Sunset R. Belinsky, an Army spokeswoman, said Tuesday (April 22) that the "preference code for humanist" became effective April 12 for all members of the Army.

miguel de Portugal comments: Poor, poor people. If they do not have a label they just cannot be. Think about this - it seems that to most "no label" = "no self".
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April 26th, 2014 [Mercy Sunday Eve]

News Report No. 1
[our highlights]

Cardinal Bertone's vast luxury apartment in Vatican angers Pope. (1)

The Vatican's former secretary of state has reportedly angered Pope Francis with his plans to move into a luxury 6,500 square foot apartment as the pope urges clergy to adopt a more modest lifestyle.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, 79, was secretary of state from 2006 to 2013 and briefly in charge of the Holy See and its administration when Pope Benedict XVI suddenly resigned last February.

According to the Italian daily La Repubblica, Cardinal Bertone's lavish restructure of an apartment in the San Carlo Palace inside the walls of the Vatican is causing unease.

The flat is located next door to St. Martha's Residence - the simple Vatican hotel where Francis has made his home after spurning the ostentatious Apostolic Palace where popes usually live on the other side of St. Peter's Square.

 La Repubblica said the cardinal's new apartment includes a large rooftop terrace and would be about 10 times bigger than Pope Francis' home once extensive renovations have been completed this summer.

The cardinal is combining two apartments, one measuring 4,300 square feet formerly inhabited by the head of the gendarmerie and another flat where a Vatican monsignor lived, the article claimed. Three nuns who worked with him while he was Vatican secretary of state are also to live in his new residence.


miguel de Portugal comments: This is really interesting and will get better as Bergoglio engages Bertone in a proverbial tug of war.

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News Report No. 2
[our highlights]

Man crushed to death in Italy by crucifix built for John Paul II.

A 21-year old man in northern Italy has been crushed to death by a crucifix built to honour Pope John Paul II It happened just three days before John Paul will be canonized in Rome.

Part of the 30m-high sculpture collapsed at a ceremony near the town of Cevo to mark the canonisation. The crucifix was built to commemorate the Pope's visit to the area in 1998. Its unusual shape was intended to represent the scars of World War II. (1)

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The cross was designed by sculptor Enrico Job and was created for John Paul II's visit to Brescia in the Lombardy region in northern Italy in 1998.

It was installed in a picturesque spot near the village of Cevo in 2005..... "That cross was a great symbol for Italy, a symbol of protection. But all that seems silly in the face of this terrible tragedy," she said. (2)


miguel de Portugal comments: Do we need to call Daniel for an interpretation of this? Just in case he is not available....

a. Its unusual shape was intended to represent the scars of World War II. (scars that may become open wounds again soon)
b. Erected in 1998 (when the world was granted a ten year reprieve)
c. That cross was a great symbol for Italy, a symbol of protection. (protection is no longer available)
d. The gathering where the accident took place was related to the canonization of John Paul II on Mercy Sunday
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News Report No. 3
[our highlights]

 Arseny Yatseniuk, Ukraine Prime Minister, Says Russia Wants To Start World War III By Occupying Ukraine. (1)

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk accused Russia on Friday of wanting to start World War Three by occupying Ukraine "militarily and politically".

"The world has not yet forgotten World War Two, but Russia already wants to start World War Three," Yatseniuk told the interim cabinet in remarks broadcast live. "Attempts at military conflict in Ukraine will lead to a military conflict in Europe."

...Yatseniuk accused Moscow of acting like a "gangster" supporting "terrorists".

"It is clear that Russia's goal is to wreck the election in Ukraine, remove the pro-Western and pro-Ukrainian government and occupy Ukraine politically as well as military," added the premier. Yatseniuk took office in February after pro-European protests prompted the Kremlin-backed president to flee to Russia.


miguel de Portugal comments: We refer the reader to the comments on News Report No. 2

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April 28th, 2014

Report on Martial Law in the US
[our highlights]

Martial Law - United States (1)

The martial law concept in the United States is closely tied with the right of habeas corpus, which is in essence the right to a hearing on lawful imprisonment, or more broadly, the supervision of law enforcement by the judiciary.

The ability to suspend habeas corpus is often equated with martial law. Article 1, Section 9 of the US Constitution states, "The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it."

In United States law, martial law is limited by several court decisions that were handed down between the American Civil War and World War II. In 1878, Congress passed the Posse Comitatus Act, which forbids military involvement in domestic law enforcement without congressional approval.

At least two American lawmakers have stated on the record that, in their opinion, Section 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (2) legalizes or authorizes martial law in the United States. Senator Mark Udall stated "These provisions raise serious questions as to who we are as a society and what our Constitution seeks to protect...Section 1031 essentially repeals the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 by authorizing the U.S. military to perform law enforcement functions on American soil."

miguel de Portugal comments: The above is what is officially and publicly known. Only God knows all else. As a matter of record - we are not against the declaration of Martial Law if and when needed. The question is, as always, will it be abused or not?
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(2) National Defense Authorization Act



News Report No. 2
[our highlights]

Francis deeply influenced by both saintly popes. (1)

When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio almost became pope in 2005, he told a confidant that — had he been elected — he would have named himself after the pope he so admired: John XXIII.

When he did become pope in 2013, his first public words echoed what John Paul II had said upon his election — that cardinals had searched far, to the "ends of the Earth," to find a new leader.

John XXIII and John Paul II, two of the 20th century's great spiritual leaders, changed the face of the Catholic Church and the papacy itself with their remarkable, and remarkably different, papacies. They also had a profound influence on Pope Francis, who will declare them both saints Sunday in history's first canonization of two popes.

"To canonize them both together will be, I believe, a message for the church," Francis said last summer. "These two were wonderful, both of them."

miguel de Portugal comments: Here we have Bergoglio reinforcing his position by claiming John XXIII and John Paul II as his spiritual mentors. Yes, indeed, "To canonize them both together will be, I believe, a message for the church" - unfortunately, spiritually speaking, it is a very dangerous message since Bergoglio claims them as his spiritual mentors.
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News Report No. 3
[our highlights]

Opus Dei Influence in the Church of Pope Francis. (1)

A year after Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's elevation as head of the Church and his many appointments, the dust has settled. Three cardinals have emerged as the most powerful in this papacy; all have close ties to Opus Dei. Two now control all Vatican finance.

When the history of this perplexing period of Catholic institutional life, in which reform seems to become anti-reform and decentralization becomes more concerted centralization - all attended by Opus-Dei directed media spin and glitzy circuses that divert our attention from the inversion of values* we're seeing with our own eyes - is written, right at the very center of the text will be the words "Opus Dei." The influence of that rich, secretive, reactionary, and very powerful movement at the heart of the Catholic church from the papacy of John Paul II right through to today cannot be overestimated.

Nor can its extremely destructive effects on Roman Catholicism in the 20th and 21st century be understated.


miguel de Portugal comments: For those who need a second opinion.

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April 29th, 2014

News Report No. 1
[our highlights]

Putin (clearly and unequivocally) Divulged His Plot to Reunify the USSR Nine Years Ago. (1)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has never hidden his nostalgia for the days of the Soviet Union. He worked as a spy at the KGB, lamented the end of communism, restored lyrics chosen by former Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin to the Russian national anthem, and marshaled Soviet-style military parades in Moscow. He’s even restarted a national fitness program founded by Stalin.

The program, which began in the 1930s, would "pay homage to our national historical traditions,” Putin said in March.

His most direct praise of the old Soviet Union came in 2005, when he shocked the west in a speech to the Russian people. He told them that the end of the USSR was essentially a mistake.

"Above all, we should acknowledge that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster of the century,” Putin said in an address to the Russian people. “As for the Russian nation, it became a genuine drama. Tens of millions of our co-citizens and co-patriots found themselves outside Russian territory. Moreover, the epidemic of disintegration infected Russia itself."


miguel de Portugal comments: Just like Gorbachev called for a "Central Soviet" system to run the global economy back in the Year 2000 (2), Putin gave the West nine years of advance notice of his intention of resurrecting the Soviet Union. What did the leaders of the West do? Make possible the fulfillment of Putin's dreams!

At this point the only one - in two formats - that we have "batting 100%" is Mary, as Our Lady of Las Salette (3) and Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima (4).

Has this world had a political leader, in the last fifty years, whose actions truly command respect? I don't think so! We seem to have had a never ending string of mediaphile losers.

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(2) A "Central Soviet" To Run Global Economy
(3) Our Lady of La Salette
(4) Fatima' Real Secret, In Conclusion



News Report No. 2
[our highlights]

U.S. advises avoiding Internet Explorer until bug fixed. (1)

 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks.

The bug is the first high-profile security flaw to emerge since Microsoft stopped providing security updates for Windows XP earlier this month. That means PCs running the 13-year old operating system could remain unprotected against hackers seeking to exploit the newly uncovered flaw, even after Microsoft figures out how to defend against it.

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a part of Homeland Security known as US-CERT, said in an advisory released on Monday morning that the vulnerability in versions 6 to 11 of Internet Explorer could lead to "the complete compromise" of an affected system.
 
"We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem," Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute warned in a separate advisory, that US-CERT linked to in its warning.


miguel de Portugal comments:
We switched to the Mozilla  Firefox browser some time ago and are very happy with it. They are continually updating it making it more secure. We highly recommend it.

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(1)  News Report


News Report No. 3
[our highlights]

AOL Investigating Security Incident on Network  - Probe Started After Big Jump in Spam Emails from AOL Addresses (1)

AOL Inc. on Monday said it is investigating a security incident involving unauthorized access to a significant number of user accounts.

The information included email addresses, encrypted passwords, answers to security questions, postal addresses and address book information, AOL said. There was no indication that the encryption on the passwords or security questions was broken, AOL added.

The company also said there's no indication at this point that users' financial information was accessed during the breach.

AOL is the latest large company to report a broad security issue. Microsoft Corp. said Sunday that it had discovered a flaw in versions 6 through 11 of its Internet Explorer Web browser, as well as "limited targeted attacks" to exploit the flaw. Meanwhile, Target Corp. late last year disclosed that hackers compromised 40 million customer credit and debit card accounts.

miguel de Portugal comments: We received many bogus e-mails from one of our visitors whose account had been hacked.
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(1) News Report



April 30th, 2014

News Report No. 1
[our highlights]

Summarizing (1)

1. A charismatic Chilean priest - Fr. Fernando Karadima -  surrounds himself with affluent and influential families and, yes, boys too. Many boys.
2. Many well bred men - who were at one time boys - speak up and expose Karadima as a predator; a sex abuser. (2)
3. In 2011 the Vatican conducts and investigation and orders him to a life pf prayer and penitence, as they had prescribed for the founder of the Legionnaires of Christ - Marcial Maciel Degollado.
4. Like Maciel, Karadima, who today is 82, created a cult of personality in conservative folds of society. He is apparently still at it. News outlets recently ran cellphone photographs of Karadima saying Mass for followers, flouting the Vatican order. According to another press report, he has sworn his innocence on a tabernacle to priest friends.
5. Last year, Francis named Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Karadima's most powerful defender, as one of eight cardinals on the commission advising him on Vatican reforms.
6. Errázuriz refused to act on a victim's allegations in 2003, telling the priest not to worry, (3) according to news accounts and legal testimony.

miguel de Portugal comments: As to be expected from Bergoglio & Co.: Business as usual.... except now it's with a warm and disarming smile.
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(1) NCR Online Reports
(2) New York Times confirms
(3) The Huffington Post shows why


News Report No. 2
[our highlights]

An iceberg that's six times the size of Manhattan. (1)

This iceberg, one of the largest currently in existence, is roughly six times the size of the island of Manhattan. The iceberg, which covers 255 square miles, broke off from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier last November and is making its way off to sea. Such a massive iceberg wouldn't just sink the Titanic, it would sink all of the Titanics.

As the iceberg makes its way out of Pine Island Bay, it will likely soon get swept out to sea by the Southern Ocean currents. Up to now, the iceberg’s movements have been erratic, alternating between periods of stillness and rapid flows. Scientists are still struggling to get a handle on its movement patterns.

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(1)  News Report




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