Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Kissing off

As the world dies, a king lives in the days of Noah

A Worldly Heaven

"There is an energy in the world, a spark, an electricity that everything is plugged into. The Greeks called it zoe, the mystics call it 'Spirit,' and Obi-Wan called it 'the Force.' ...Growing, evolving, reproducing..."[1] Rob Bell, "Love Wins."
"[Jesus] will always transcend whatever cages and labels are created to contain and name him, especially the one called 'Christianity.'...Jesus...demonstrates how seriously he takes his role of saving and rescuing and redeeming not just everything, but everybody."
[2] Rob Bell
"...there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies.... And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed." 2 Peter 2:1-3
"When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head.... And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!' Then they spat on Him... struck Him... [and] led Him away to be crucified. " Matthew 27:29-31
While Christians prepare to celebrate Christ's victory this week, a contrary message is spreading through the Internet and news media. Rob Bell's new book, "Love Wins," has become a sensation -- especially among those who welcome its assaults on Biblical Truth. Featured as the current cover-story of Time magazine, its mockery will surely fuel hostility toward God's Truth around the world.
The popular
emergent "pastor" Rob Bell has a unique ability to make God's Truth sound detestable. Then, having raised doubts about our holy God, he offers comforting counterfeits that fit today's quest for unity and community. It's a deceitful set-up for group "dialogue" driven by feelings rather than by facts and truth.
Don't forget, this is spiritual warfare! So we need to be prepared for the rising war on God's Word. Remember this warning:
"...we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age.... Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day..." Ephesians 6:12-13
In "Love Wins," Pastor Bell describes the current clash between Biblical Christianity and today's postmodern, pluralistic values. Guess which side he has chosen:
"I’ve written this book for all those, everywhere, who have heard some version of the Jesus story that caused their pulse rate to rise, their stomach to churn, and their heart to utter those resolute words, 'I would never be a part of that.'
"You are not alone. There are millions of us.
"...A staggering number of people have been taught that a select few Christians will spend forever in a peaceful, joyous place called heaven, while the rest of humanity spends forever in torment and punishment in hell with no chance for anything better.... This is misguided and toxic and ultimately subverts the contagious spread of Jesus' message of love, peace, forgiveness, and joy..." [Preface]
How dare this "
pastor" rage against the words and ways of the sovereign King of the universe? Bell's arrogance reminds me of the tempter's seductive message in Genesis 3. There we see Satan in the form of a serpent whose main purpose is to block God's plan and deceive His people. Notice how deviously he twisted God's guidelines and raised doubts about His words:
"Now the serpent...said to the woman, 'Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?"And the woman said to the serpent, 'We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ” "Then the serpent said... 'You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.'"So when the woman saw that the tree was...desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate." Genesis 3:1-6
Might Pastor Bell have been blinded by similar lies? He seems to pick from the Bible whatever fits his values, then blends the truths with heresies that sound reasonable to those who don't know God's Word. The result is a corrupted message that feels right to a world that's fast trading God's absolutes for an evolving
social gospel.
As Bell said, "there are millions of us."
That's so sad! Is America forgetting God's amazing grace and the peace that comes from "walking" with Jesus and delighting in His Word?
"...there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies... and will bring the way of truth into disrepute." 2 Peter 2:1-9

Friday, April 29, 2011

Snappy, Zippy, Zappy and Sappy

The impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama II

''Now that Obama has confirmed that his natural birth father was a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country. He has confirmed that he is not a natural born citizen of the United States.''

As the media blitz to silence questions about Obama’s eligibility for office become shrill, Obama finally releases his so-called “long form” birth certificate (aka, a birth certificate), confirming once and for all that he is not a natural born citizen of the United States in compliance with Article II of the U.S. Constitution.
Let the impeachment begin!
The document posted on the White House web site, reported to be Obama’s actual birth certificate, appears to be
a very poor forgery even to the untrained eye. But that’s not really the big story here…
The release of this document actually proves a few things much more important at this stage of the debate.
• Obama lied – having claimed for two years to have already released his birth certificate, which birthers correctly identified as only a COLB (Certification of Live Birth). Now he has released his birth certificate, allegedly.• The press lied – swearing to Obama’s lie, also claiming over and over and over again for two years, that Obama had already released his birth certificate. He had not. Now he has, maybe.• Barack Hussein Obama I is his natural birth father – and since he was never a citizen of the United States, Barack Obama II cannot possibly be a natural born citizen of the United States.• Most people don’t know what natural born citizen means.
To be or not to be a natural born citizen
The official definition of natural born citizen is as follows –
1. natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.2. those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights.3. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens4. in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.
For those still having trouble following along, a natural born citizen is one born the natural offspring of a father who was at the time of birth, a U.S. citizen.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring Dogs

They became stupid

''Everything exists inside your head. That is a tough concept to grasp, but the reality is, everything you believe, feel, see, remember, and imagine reverberates through the mind.''
“Imagine there’s no Heaven” John Lennon famously sang. “It’s easy if you try. No hell below us. Above us only sky”
To “imagine” means to create “images” in one’s mind. “Word picture’s” is what a successful communicator tries to paint. This creating an image in one’s mind is the genesis of belief. Somewhere, embedded deeply in the wrinkly-recesses of gray matter (now there is a word picture for you) lays belief.
Belief is “confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof.” Much of what we believe is not true…we only think it is. Believing, alone, does not make something true. “I believe I can fly.” Better have a parachute.
Macro-evolution is a belief…a religion really (
something one believes in and follows devotedly)…but believing in the “Big-Bang” does not make it so.
Nearly everything we believe is a result of some type of evidentiary stimulus. Through our natural senses, thoughts, experiences, and education we come to “believe” some things, and “not-believe” others.
Much energy is spent by folks trying to convince others that what they “believe” is not true. No matter how hard others may try, they cannot “know something” for you. It is a feeling really, knowing something, and once you know it, you own it.
As Ronald Reagan famously said regarding his political opponents “Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”
Knowledge has a direct correlation to the amount, type, and veracity of evidence one has been presented. I thought Santa was real until I saw my Dad putting the presents under the tree. I thought abortion was fine until I saw pictures of the baby in the womb. I “believed” in God but didn’t know you could “know” Him…until I met Him.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Show us your planet VISA

A majority of Americans want to know what country
Obama is from. The rest want to know what planet.

The Government creates poverty

''Tribal governments and the Bureau of Indian Affairs manage most Indian land. Indians compete to serve on tribal councils because they can give out the government's money. Instead of seeking to become entrepreneurs, members of tribes aspire to become bureaucrats.'' The U.S. government has "helped" no group more than it has "helped" the American Indians. It stuns me when President Obama appears before Indian groups and says things like, "Few have been ignored by Washington for as long as Native Americans."
Ignored? Are you kidding me? They should be so lucky. The government has made most Indian tribes wards of the state. Government manages their land, provides their health care, and pays for housing and child care. Twenty different departments and agencies have special "native American" programs. The result? Indians have the highest poverty rate, nearly 25 percent, and the lowest life expectancy of any group in America. Sixty-six percent are born to single mothers.
Nevertheless, Indian activists want more government "help."
It is intuitive to assume that, when people struggle, government "help" is the answer. The opposite is true. American groups who are helped the most do the worst.
Consider the Lumbees of Robeson County, N.C. – a tribe not recognized as sovereign by the government and therefore ineligible for most of the "help" given other tribes. The Lumbees do much better than those recognized tribes.
Lumbees own their homes and succeed in business. They include real estate developer Jim Thomas, who used to own the Sacramento Kings, and Jack Lowery, who helped start the Cracker Barrel Restaurants. Lumbees started the first Indian-owned bank, which now has 12 branches.
The Lumbees' wealth is not from casino money.
"We don't have any casinos. We have 12 banks," says Ben Chavis, another successful Lumbee businessman. He also points out that Robeson County looks different from most Indian reservations.
"There's mansions. They look like English manors. I can take you to one neighborhood where my people are from and show you nicer homes than the whole Sioux reservation."
Despite this success, professional "victims" activists want Congress to make the Lumbees dependent – like other tribes. U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., has introduced the Lumbee Recognition Act, which would give the Lumbees the same "help" other tribes get – about $80 million a year. Some members of the tribe support the bill.
Of course they do. People like to freeload.
Lawyer Elizabeth Homer, who used to be the U.S. Interior Department's director of Indian land trusts, say the Lumbees ought to get federal recognition.
"The Lumbees have been neglected and left out of the system, and have been petitioning for 100 years. ... They're entitled, by the way."
People like Homer will never get it. Lumbees do well because they've divorced themselves from government handouts. Washington's neglect was a godsend.
Some Lumbees don't want the handout. Read more: Government creates poverty http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=291953#ixzz1KiUGf2nd

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


The trouble with truth and evil

''The West is belatedly discovering the truth about the love of money being the root of all evil. The arrogant nations of the post-Christian West put their faith in their wealth, only to learn that Mammon is a false and treacherous god. The great irony is that despite the world's rejection of God and its foolish embrace of evil, those who find themselves suffering the promised consequences of their actions will end up blaming God for them. Such are the perils of free will.'' The fact of the existence of evil troubles many individuals, religious and irreligious alike. Numerous strategies have evolved for dealing with it, from denying it like the Buddhists, enduring it like the Stoics, combating it like the Christians or redefining it like the Marxists. But regardless of the method one chooses, there is observably something to which all of these people from the panoply of religious and philosophical creeds are responding.
For centuries, philosophers have wrestled with the so-called problem of evil. They have attempted to define the nature and the character of evil and to provide explanations for the persistence of its existence. Many of them have been Christians and, indeed, the problem of evil is a major stumbling block to belief in the existence of God for many individuals. It is not uncommon for those struck by tragedy to question their faith, or even to lose it, since they are unable to balance the notion of personal suffering with the existence of a God who claims to love them.
The problem with this reasoning is that it is fundamentally at odds with the very heart of Christianity. Christianity does not postulate that the world is a good place. Jesus repeatedly declared that the world hated him and it would hate those who loved him. Christianity does not claim that God is presently in control of events; when Satan offered Jesus all the kingdoms of the world, Jesus rejected the offer but did not claim that it was spurious. And, indeed, Jesus twice spoke of "the prince of this world" as a being who was coming to kill him but would ultimately be driven out by Jesus' death.
Christianity does not have a problem of evil because it requires evil for the great historical event celebrated yesterday to have any meaning at all. Just as I wrote last week that the Crucifixion and Resurrection make no sense if man is not at risk of hell, they make no sense in a world that is not given over to evil. But if Christianity has no problem of evil, Christians most certainly have a problem with evil.
One hears much these days of the need for religious tolerance. But this is a false doctrine. Christians are not called to tolerate evil or to love wickedness. We are instead commanded to fight it, to wage tireless and unceasing war against it in all of its myriad forms. We are called to resist it in our own lives, to mitigate it in others and to destroy it wherever possible. Read more: The problem with evil http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=291017#ixzz1KcBdbSvI

Monday, April 25, 2011

It's Spring...doggone it!

Islamic law has penetrated our nation

''Let me ask those who refuse to acknowledge any evidence of Shariah law seeping into the U.S. landscape to ponder one more question: Do you find it inconsistent and even hypocritical that many warn the world about the dangers of the Christian right and yet defend the Islamic right?'' While all eyes this week are on London's royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, my eyes were on an opening statement from the U.K.'s Daily Mail Reporter: "Women who do not wear headscarves are being threatened with violence and even death by Islamic extremists intent on imposing shariah law on parts of Britain."
Rich Dart, a former BBC worker who now attends Muslim rallies, spoke for many about how they favor Islamic law's integration in Western politics, when he was heard to say: "When the Taliban defeat the allies we will establish shariah law and take the fight to the enemy."
Of course, we're told such views represent an extreme minority. And yet just a couple months ago, the Los Angeles Times (Dec. 6, 2010) contested that thread in an article, "Majority of Muslims want Islam in politics." Based upon a global poll taken in seven countries with large Muslim populations, the Times reported, "According to the survey, majorities in Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan and Nigeria would favor changing current laws to allow stoning as a punishment for adultery, hand amputation for theft and death for those who convert from Islam to another religion. About 85 percent of Pakistani Muslims said they would support a law segregating men and women in the workplace."
But we shouldn't believe such sentiment could ever reach the shores of America, right? Or has it already penetrated our land and even our governmental seats?
I'll say what I said at the outset of the last column: It is no mystery that radical Islamists intend to use the freedoms in our Constitution to expand the influence of Shariah law. But, still, too many Americans don't know or understand how it threatens the very fabrics of our republic.
And let me categorically restate that I'm neither an Islamaphobe nor a fear monger. I welcome the plurality of religions in America and am a firm believer in the First Amendment. But just as our religious freedom is secured in the Bill of Rights, so is our freedom of speech to share even our religious concerns.
Having defined what Shariah law is in Part 1, in Part 2 here I'm going to give what I label as the top 10 evidences to date that support the fact that Shariah law is seeping into society from homes to halls of justice. As you read these, ask not only what they mean today but how they might escalate and morph 10 years from now into more progressive forms.
10) On Feb. 12, 2009, Muzzammil Hassan informed New York police that he had beheaded his wife, being justified by Shariah. Hassan emigrated to the U.S. 30 years ago and, after a successful banking career, had founded Bridges TV, a Muslim-interest network which aims "to foster a greater understanding among many cultures and diverse populations." For those who think this heinous crime is just another random act of domestic violence, a study published in the spring 2009 edition of Middle East Quarterly documented how 50 honor killings in the U.S. over the past 20 years prove otherwise. In 2007, after Aqsa Parvez was murdered by her father in Toronto for not wearing hijab (a head covering), Sheila Musaji wrote in the American Muslim, "Although this certainly is a case of domestic violence ... 'honor' killings are not only a Muslim problem, and there is no 'honor' involved." Read more: Top 10 U.S. Shariah infiltrations, Part 2 http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=290997#ixzz1KWRdqPAk

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Nov. 12, 1963: When it's not a UFO - JFK

JFK Sought UFO Files 10 Days Before His Death

A newly released letter shows that 10 days before his assassination, President John F. Kennedy wrote to the head of the CIA demanding to be shown highly confidential documents about UFOs.
Author William Lester, who is researching a new book about Kennedy, says the CIA released the letter to him under the Freedom of Information Act.
Kennedy’s letter, dated Nov. 12, 1963, has the subject line “Classification review of all UFO intelligence files affecting National Security,” and asks for access to those files.
A second Kennedy letter released to Lester, written on the same date, was sent to the administrator of NASA and expressed a desire for cooperation with the Soviet Union on mutual outer space activities, according to Britain’s Daily Mail.
Lester told AOL News: “One of his concerns was that a lot of these UFOs were being seen over the Soviet Union, and he was very concerned that the Soviets might misinterpret these UFOs as U.S. aggression, believing it was some of our technology.
“I think this is one of the reasons why he wanted to get his hands on this information and get it away from the jurisdiction of NASA so he could say to the Soviets, 'Look, that’s not us, we’re not doing it.'”
The Daily Mail pushes the envelope in its coverage of the story, headlining it, “Was JFK killed because of his interest in aliens?” But AOL News acknowledges that the president’s interest in UFOs shortly before his death “is likely to fuel conspiracy theories about his assassination.”
The story has already sparked renewed interest in the so-called “burned memo” that a UFO investigator claimed he received from an unidentified CIA leaker in the 1990s.
According to the investigator, the leaker said he worked for the CIA between 1960 and 1974 and pulled the document, marked Top Secret, from a fire when the agency was burning some sensitive files, according to the Daily Mail.
The memo from the CIA director refers to a group of military officials and scientists allegedly appointed by President Harry Truman to investigate the possible presence of aliens on earth. It also refers to “Lancer,” which was Kennedy’s Secret Service code name, and states, “As you must know, Lancer has made some inquiries regarding our activities, which we cannot allow.”

True Meaning

Celebrating the Resurrection: Easter Sunday

"Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;

Death is strong, but Life is stronger;

Stronger than the dark, the light;

Stronger than the wrong, the right;

Faith and Hope triumphant say
Christ will rise on Easter Day."

-Phillips Brooks, An Easter Carol

Of all of the holidays celebrated in modern society, Easter is perhaps the most unique, not only because of its unusual background, but also because it commemorates the most pivotal moment in history: the victory of Christ over death. However, Easter has two different faces, two different connotations in the minds of people. For Christians, this holiday represents a special significance in that it celebrates the Resurrection. As for unbelievers, Easter brings to mind the coming of spring, Easter eggs, and Easter bunnies. This ties in well with the history of Easter, in light of the fact that this holiday contains a curious mixture of Christian and Pagan traditions. Another unusual aspect of Easter lies in the remarkable way of determining when to celebrate it. When viewing how Easter has changed throughout history, one sees how all of these aspects have come together to form what we celebrate as Easter today.
Easter's primary significance comes, of course, from the day Christ rose from the grave on Sunday, three days after his death. Since this event took place during the Jewish celebration of Passover, many of the symbols and themes of Passover, such as the sacrifice of lambs and the promise of the coming Messiah, have been incorporated into Easter celebrations. In fact, Jesus fulfills the symbols of Passover, for He is the Messiah whom God promised to the Jews, and He is "the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world." (John 1:29) Given the eternal importance of this event, it seems logical that those who follow God would take note of this day every year.
But while Easter primarily serves as a day of remembrance and rejoicing over the Resurrection of Christ, many of the traditions and symbols of Easter are actually based on pagan traditions and symbols. Since Easter took place during the spring, it competed with pagan celebrations of the arrival of spring and renewal of life. In Europe and Asia, this time was dedicated to a goddess of fertility. While this goddess is believed to have been originally based on the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, she also has many counterparts in other mythologies. Interestingly enough, she is referred to in Saxon mythology as "Oestre" or "Eastre." Many scholars consider this the origin of the name "Easter." As for the Easter eggs and rabbits, these symbolize reproduction and were thought to invoke the fertility of spring. Even the painted eggs and egg-hunts originated from pagan ceremonies of various cultures, including the Babylonians.
How, then, did all of these elements become a part of the Easter holiday celebrated today? The answer lies in the spread of Christianity during the second century A.D. In order that pagan cultures, particularly those in Europe, would be more receptive to the gospel and the story of Christ's Resurrection, church leaders began to adopt various aspects of the pagan ceremonies into the Easter celebration. Over time, the traditions surrounding the two holidays began to blend together until they essentially became the same holiday.
One interesting aspect of Easter lies in how its calendar date varies from year to year. The early church merely celebrated Easter around the same time as the Passover feast, which was based on the Hebraic lunar calendar. However, a controversy arose during the fourth century A.D. over which date to celebrate it. While some churches desired to keep Easter in relation to the Passover, other churches objected, since Christ rose on a Sunday and to continue to date it in the customary way might make it fall on a different day of the week. In 327 A.D., Emperor Constantine sought to resolve the issue during the Council of Nicaea. Eventually, the Council ruled that Easter would be celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal (Spring) Equinox. As a result of this decree at the Council of Nicaea, the Easter holiday became even more bound to the pagan rituals forcibly associated with it, causing the two to become ever more mixed together.
For this reason does the actual date of Easter fall on a different set of dates between March and April; since the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox comes at different times every year, so the first Sunday after the full moon comes at a different time every year. But to this day, some people still celebrate Easter on a different date, owing to a difference in calendars. Some churches, such as the Eastern Orthodox Church, calculate the date of Easter according to the Julian calendar, the older version of the currently used Gregorian calendar. Because of this, they usually observe Easter a week or so later than most other churches.
In today's society, the Christian and Pagan have been practiced together for so long, they have become commonly accepted as rituals relating to Easter. Our modern society has taken Easter and, much as with Christmas, commercialized it and secularized it so that most non-believers think of candy and eggs instead of the importance of Christ's Resurrection. When it comes to the pagan aspect of Easter, Christians may use their own judgment when it comes to observing traditions that were once observed for ungodly purposes. However, Christians should never forget the importance of God's sending His son to die and gain victory over death, so that we also may gain victory over death through Christ.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Mazing Trump

Why forgive you or me?

''When he said, "Father, forgive them," he was praying for the soldiers who were responsible for the actual act of crucifixion. He was praying for the religious leaders who turned him over to be crucified. And in a broader sense, he was praying for all the world – for you and for me – because it was our sins that put him on the cross. It is as if Jesus were saying, "Father, forgive them, because they need forgiveness so desperately. Father, forgive them, for they have committed a sin that is beyond comprehension. Father, forgive them, for they have committed a sin that is black beyond their realization."

It has been said that we are most like beasts when we kill, we are most like men when we judge, but we are most like God when we forgive.
We don't do a lot of forgiving today. It may have been a while since you last saw a movie that celebrated forgiveness. But you probably have seen quite a few that celebrated vengeance and payback. Our culture doesn't like to forgive. We just get mad. And more than getting mad, we like to get even.
Maybe you have been hurt in some way. Everyone has. Children are often disappointed with their parents. Parents are sometimes disappointed with their children. Employees are unhappy with their employers and vice versa. Husbands feel let down by their wives, and wives feel let down by their husbands. Petty squabbles can turn into longstanding rivalries and feuds.
When we engage in this kind of activity, we actually bring sorrow to God. The apostle Paul wrote, "And do not bring sorrow to God's Holy Spirit by the way you live. ... Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you."
There is no better example of forgiveness than Jesus himself. And as we celebrate Easter this weekend, let's remember that the first of the seven statements Jesus made from the cross was, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do."
We make a lot of the fact that Jesus Christ was God, and so we should. But let's not forget that he also was a man. He was fully God, and he was fully man. So when that whip came upon his back, he felt it like any person would. When his beard was ripped from his face and when he was beaten repeatedly, he would have experienced the agonizing pain any person would. And being in an incredibly weakened state after losing so much blood from the Roman cat of nine tails, he picked up that heavy cross and carried it outside the streets of Jerusalem. Then he was nailed to it. He took all of that on himself – and then asked for the forgiveness of those who had done it to him. Read more: Why forgive? http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=290257#ixzz1KKsKcufd

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Red Earth by Mike Corthell

The Red Earth by Mike Corthell
...a story by Mike Corthell (a book excerpt)

The Present

The following account takes place in the near future. I can't tell you how I know, but I do know that the words and descriptions you read here in the coming weeks and months are very close to what will actually transpire. I am no prophet. I am a chronicler.

The Event

It's cold, extremely cold. The Farmer's Almanac was correct, we will have the coldest winter since 1899. I am extremely grateful... About a week ago, the day after Christmas, they all died. Died where they stood, sat or laid. No disease, no trauma they just stopped living. They quit like pulling a plug or popping out the batteries on the Energizer Bunny®. They all died just like approximately 2 billion other souls that day. Here in the mountains it was 2:00 PM. On every continent, no race, no age, no gender was spared. And it was - still is – chaos
. My family is in the barn, wrapped in comforters and blankets. My dear wife, my children and a granddaughter. I can't bury them you see, it's too cold, the ground is frozen. In the Spring perhaps but for now I am extremely grateful.

I've been in meetings every day since the 26th. The first one was at Town Hall. Police Chief Big Jim Taylor picked me up at about 5, he didn't look very big that day. Other police were there, half the fire department and the county coroner. They asked me: Why? What happened? Who did this? What do we do? I didn't tell them what happened or why - not yet anyway. Some do know the what and why, most don't. I tell them, First take care of the dead.

When I got home I went to the barn and prayed. The next day was Concord and the Governors Council. The Gov. was dead. Same questions, same answers from me. They are all mentally ill and it will take some time for them to recover - some won't. I discuss mental health resources with the state director. He is concerned. I tell him to pray and find faith. He can't hear me.

On Friday she finally calls me directly. I say yes Madam President. ''What do you think, aliens''? She's still a fool after all my council. I told her and her predecessor and her husband that it wouldn't be what everyone thinks. I used the words you will be amazed. Evidently a stronger word was in order. Astounded possibly. Indeed. What I am speaking about is the Rapture of the Christian Church.

Everything is as it should be in the present but things rarely happen just as we envision - no matter how clearly the message is transmitted. Even I am astounded and I was given this mission when I was 3. I am blessed. The friendly 'man' came to me in the fall of 1955. I called him Rock. He told me things. Myths and monsters, angels and wars - people, places, books and coming surprises. I can't say that I understood right then and there but I did get the picture in the fall of 1962. 'Duck! and Cover!' the teacher said. The missiles of October. We did that drill everyday. Miss Marks always looked worried...and scared. I told her that nothing will happen. She said, How do you know sweetie? God says it's not time yet. She believed. I knew then. I remembered and understood everything Rock told me. cont...

One-third of one-third

Twisted turn not too far from hell You wonder how far the angel fell.... ....the oil and the wine remain as a sign with barley cheap the bread is dear At Home and Away ''Sometimes, even if you win, you lose, these battles of the soul and spirit.'' - Miguel Diocuore

I am home for one day. I have to prepare for another overseas adventure. I will be away for at least a week. I'm happy to be away from home. I have made arrangements to have my family moved to an ancient mausoleum in Portland. I miss them. I walk through my home. I look at the photographs. I look at my children, my wife, my parents. I look in all the bedrooms. I look at their empty clothes. I cry.

Tomorrow I must make yet another trip as the 'invisible man'. My transparency is about to end however. I don't look forward to the loss of it, not at all, anonymity is a great advantage. In early 2006 it was very helpful... ...

The car arrives at 1:00pm. I will soon be flying out of Pease in Newington.

''Jerusalem a heavy weight don’t miss the sign... It’s too late All who try to move it are cut to pieces A Sharon Rose loses it’s thorns'' - Miguel Diocoure

At 5am I arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport. FM Silvan Shalom meets me we take a short drive to meet Sharon. As I walk in the room I catch the PM out of the corner of my eye. He's looking at me like I'm the man of sin. Maybe I am. Grigori perhaps. I smile at the thought. The true reason I suspect is that I'm a 'half-breed'. I am Jewish but only on my father's side. So in this man's eyes I could be worse than a goy. Plus I tell him things he doesn't want to know. I will tell Arik to go to his ranch this morning and stay there. He won't like my message today.

The Codes. They scare him as they do most who don't truly know. I'm here to present him with a full report on their authenticity. The research and the certification were done by the good folks at Langley. I helped...a bit. I land back at Pease the next day. The world is a mess but it's the darkest before the light. My mission was a success. The PM accepted the report as true. He understood the 4 dimensional nature of the codes. He made the analogy of a Rubik's Cube and called the codes, the living code. He's is correct. He also announced his resignation. The ranch looks good. ...

That was then. 7 years ago. Now I go to Washington and stand up. Cont...

They came from Babylon What did those men say? Where did they come from? From a distant land They came from Babylon Falling without falling burning without flame Queen without children a place with no name This time a chopper replaces the car. Time is of the essence no doubt. I love to fly. If I were a bird, I'd be happy. The helicopter I'm flying in today is sleek, fast and quiet. It's a Bell 430. In a year or so my ride will be quite different. The trip is uneventful. 2:41 am I land at Langley AFB. I retrieve the packet of documents I need for my meeting with the President. Only 20 pages but the folder is heavy, even for me. I enter the White House through the 'backdoor' - the west tunnel. Coffee? The President seems relaxed. I find that unusual, even strange. On election night back in '08 she was red in the face and practically rabid when she mistakenly thought she was going to lose to Newt Gingrich. Now with billions dead she acts like Doris Day.

Perhaps death becomes her personality. Her husband will join us shortly. I'm very curious to observe his demeanor. Jeff walks in the room. He's not feeling well. I'm the only person on this planet that calls him 'Jeff'. I hated this guy when I first met him. I was 10, he 16. My uncle from Marblehead decided I might benefit from a Washington trip. I stood off to the side with my Uncle Harold and Ambassador Kohart when Jeff met President Kennedy. Jeff and I are friends now. I pity him. The next year will be terrifying for him but I can't help soften it. He's under the spell of his wife and I know her fate, he only senses it grayly. Well Cap, congratulations. Thank you mam. The Code doesn't look too bad after all. It doesn't look bad to her because she can't see. I can, always could, hence the title CAPTAIN. I never get lost in the fog. The one specific Code the president is interested in refers to China and her oil fields in the Gulf. I know what they say and I am to go to Beijing. From now on I am visible. Reminds me of the old sitcom: Making your way in the world today Takes everything you've got ; Taking a break from all your worries Sure would help a lot. Wouldn't you like to get away... ...Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name -Cheers Theme Cont...

(This book to be published in December 2011)

© 2011 Mike Corthell All rights reserved.


The Right Not To Be “Offended”??

''For the crime of giving offense is in the eye of the offended. A “multicultural” society needs not sensitivity training but insensitivity training — that’s to say, thicker skins.''

. . . now trumps all throughout the Western world.
In Australia, the columnist Andrew Bolt is on trial for the crime of “offending” prominent members of the taxpayer-remunerated “professional Aborigine” elite. One of the complainants simultaneously “offended” a fellow Aborigine by comparing her recent appearance on TV unfavorably to an act of equine bestiality, but that’s not actionable because no formally designated white people were involved — which was kind of Bolt’s point in the first place: Collective rights based on race, sex, orientation, and ideology (ie, religion) destroy the concept of equality before the law.
In Denmark, despite an earlier acquittal, Lars Hedegaard of the Danish Free Press Society is to be re-tried by the State for the crime of “offending” Muslims by discussing Islam’s treatment of women in a private conversation.
And in Canada the British Columbia “Human Rights” Tribunal has just fined a stand-up comic, Guy Earle, $15,000 for the crime of “offending” lesbians at a comedy club. They were drunk and were heckling him, and he unburdened himself of some putdowns. But they were homophobic putdowns, and so he must be punished. Earle was working for a fifty-buck bar tab and doesn’t have 15 grand, and no comedy club in Vancouver will hire him ever again. He donated money to a gay charity in atonement, but his fellow liberals abandoned him anyway. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/265353/human-right-not-be-offended-mark-steyn

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gas Pains

Confused? Believing a Lie?

''No one knows how this thing(end of the age) is all going to play out. But of this one thing I am sure, there are a lot of people believing a lie.''

I don’t think the world has ever seen anything quite like the times in which we now live. There seems to be so much swirling around us. Sometimes I feel like my head is spinning.
Is it just me, or do you find it hard to know who and what to believe?
I write this with much caution because I am rapidly become more aware of the impact my writings have. I know that may sound arrogant, and that is certainly not my point, but the truth is, thanks to NewsWithViews.com, and the power of the internet, there are many around the world who are reading what I write.
It is hard for me to conceive, actually. But, like you, I have several reliable websites that I check daily, and my own list of favorite writers that I seek out on a regular basis. I read voraciously, mix it with the meat of the Scriptures, purify it through the oil of the Holy Spirit and spit it out on the internet hoping to impregnate the ether zone with my own seeds of Truth.
It started out as a catharsis for me really…this convulsion inside of me to regurgitate all I have consumed in a form that others may chew on…thereby initiating in them a real appetite for Truth. Not religion, not religious, but Truth as I see it applies to today. I am humbled that many read what I write.
I regularly take on what I see as “good for nothing” Christianity, pointing out the warts in Christianity so that the church-disgusted and the church-wounded might find their way back to the Truth. Jesus is the Truth, and I pray that ultimately, the Holy Spirit will use me to guide others back to the Savior.
Those who know me will tell you it is not about me. I don’t know why the Lord has given me this platform, but I promised Him that I would speak the Truth as I saw it, regardless of what goat got gored, and trust that my life might bear fruit for Him. http://www.newswithviews.com/Daubenmire/dave234.htm

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hermit Island Campground, Maine

On Casco Bay in Phippsburg, Maine

"Best Saltwater Camping in Maine" - Downeast Magazine Best of Maine 2008

Update 3/1/2011
We are now accepting reservations by phone or mail for any length of time.Starting in January of 2012, a deposit of $125 will be required with your reservation request. If the deposit is not included with your request, a reservation will not be made .If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail or call us. info@hermitisland.com or 207-443-2101 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 207-443-2101 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Please remember that we do not send out bills after a deposit has been paid, so keep your due dates handy.Office hours are 9-2 Monday through Friday. Reservations or cancellations by e-mail are not accepted, please call or mail us with any cancellations.Campers be aware that the state of Maine legislature has passed a bill that has made it illegal to bring firewood into the state of Maine from other states.This is due to the outbreaks in other states from the Emerald Ash Borer.

Hermit Island Campground is a family-oriented seasonal campground located on a 255 acre peninsula in Small Point at the southern tip of Phippsburg. The campground is accessed by a right-of-way which goes across a sand causeway. Hermit Island is roughly 1.5 miles long and .5 miles wide at the widest point. Most of the campsites are on the southern end of the island. The northern end has several beaches, hiking trails, and a small marina and wharf.
Campsites & Cabins
Our 275 campsites are located near sandy beaches, on rocky cliffs, along the tidal harbor, and in the forested interior. Each campsite has a picnic table, a rock fire ring, and parking for one car. Campsites fall into 4 categories depending on how close to the ocean they are and whether they have a water view or direct beach access.
Ocean Prime sites have an ocean view and/or beach access.
Prime sites are close to the ocean or beach and may have a partial view.
Choice sites are not as close to the ocean as Prime sites, but are closer than Value sites. Many Choice sites are on the harbor side of the campground and have water views and/or access to the harbor directly from the campsite.
Value sites are located within the wooded interior of the island and are farthest from the harbor and ocean.
We also rent 3 small cabins - the Hermit Island Cottage, the Log Cabin, and the Sou'wester. Please write to us with a request if you are interested. You must be 21 or older to rent a campsite. The kelp shed is also available to rent out for weddings, reunions etc.
Camping Equipment
All of our sites accomodate tents. Some of our sites accomodate tent trailers from 18' to 25' long when open, and some accomodate pick-up trucks with slide-on campers[We do not accept dual wheeled truck campers].To see if a particular site takes your size tent trailer, check the list of campsites. We do not allow RVs or any other hard top trailers, including tear-drop trailers. If it doesn't fold down into a box, please don't bring it. If you're not sure if your equipment is allowed, please check here. All modified cargo and utility trailers must be parked in the boat trailer lot.
We allow 2 adults or 2 adults with accompanying children per campsite. Only 1 vehicle is allowed per campsite. We do not allow pets.
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Happy Easter

Common sense? Are you effing crazy?

''I'm afraid that when it comes to playing hardball, the Republicans simply aren't in the same division, let alone the same league, as Democrats. Partly that's because the liberals are in control of the MSM, so that when a liberal accuses conservatives of, say, setting out to starve your granny, he can count on the New York Times, the alphabet networks and the numbskulls on "The View" to provide him with a gigantic bullhorn and the world's biggest echo chamber.'' It used to be that the difference between the two political parties merely indicated a divergence when it came to major issues. Today, however, it has come to mean a schism of Grand Canyon proportions between those who possess rational thought and those on the left.
Liberals believe, in spite of a century's worth of contradictory evidence, that socialism is a humane and viable economic system. They believe that America is a racist country in spite of the fact that we have an ostensibly black president, a black attorney general, and that two of our last three secretaries of state have been black.
If you're dumb enough to be a member of NOW, you are also likely to subscribe to the notion that we live in a patriarchal, misogynistic society, where the deck is stacked against women, even though two of those three secretaries of state have been females, as was the last speaker of the House. Speaking of Nancy Pelosi, did the same person who told us that Obamacare would have to be passed if we wanted to know what was in it actually have the gall to say that election results, referring to those in 2010, shouldn't matter so much? I think she should check with her boss before making any future statements because all this last one did was remind many of us that, shortly after the 2008 election, Obama rudely reminded John McCain that the election was over and, furthermore, that Republicans should sit down, shut up and get out of his way.
But knowing Pelosi as we have come to, nobody should assume she was actually calling for bipartisanship. Rather, it was merely a roundabout way of asking that they give her back the jumbo jet she had received as a perk of her speakership.
I suppose, if I were a much kinder person, I would sympathize with Ms. Pelosi. After all, one day she had broken through the glass ceiling and was second in line to the presidency, and the next day she was just another grumpy old lady grousing about the good old days. But that's the way it is here in America. Take her California colleague, Henry Waxman. On Tuesday, he's the most powerful midget in the nation; on Wednesday, he's just another garden gnome.
But don't get me wrong. All the lunatics aren't in the nation's capital, although it often seems that way. Out here on the left coast, the California Senate passed a bill that mandates that social studies curriculum in the public schools includes gay history. For good measure, the Federation of Teachers Convention voted to reaffirm support of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Keep in mind, these are the people who are teaching your kids, and not only don't they have to register as child molesters, but you're paying their salaries. Read more: Common sense, we hardly knew ye http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=289065#ixzz1K3SzurGU

Monday, April 18, 2011


Holy Week, holy Islam?

''Many think we should just drink the Kool-Aid and adopt the "very small" changes of Shariah law, as Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra described them when being questioned about its influence in Great Britain: "We're looking at a very small aspect of Sharia for Muslim families when they choose to be governed with regards to their marriage, divorce, inheritance, custody of children and so forth."'' Like most Americans have done since our republic's inception, this Holy Week millions of us across the country will commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But what concerns me in America is not only the growing disdain for Christian sentiment but also the increasing spread of Shariah law. There's no mystery that radical Islamists intend to use the freedoms in our Constitution to expand the influence of Shariah law. But, still, too many Americans don't know or understand how it threatens the very fabrics of our republic. So I've decided to do a series on how Shariah is seeping into American society. First, let me categorically state that I'm not an Islamaphobe. I welcome the plurality of religions in America and am a firm believer in the First Amendment. But just as our religious freedom is secured in the Bill of Rights, so is our freedom of speech to share even our religious concerns. For those who might not know, the Arabic term Shariah literally means "the path to be followed," denoting its nature as a guide for a blessed life. Shariah is derived from both the Quran (Muslim scriptures) and Sunna (Islamic custom, piety and practice). In short, Shariah is Islamic law, a religious code for living, which is a system of moral, religious, social and civic laws. Shariah details and decrees proper benevolence, prayers, fasting, dress, business practices, marital and relational conduct, sexual offenses, custody, contracts, inheritance, etc. Shariah can and does serve as the basis for Islamic state laws while also serves to transcend it. Lynn Welchman, director of the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, explained, "Sharia governs the lives of people in ways which are not governed by the law." She added, "Over 50 countries are members of the Organization of Islamic Conference, and you can expect there will be some form of compliance with Sharia – either in people's personal lives or enforced through the courts by the state. A lot of states in the Middle East are taking more elements of Sharia into their state laws." Shariah law has been adopted in different ways by various countries, ranging from a narrow and strict interpretation in Saudi Arabia and northern states of Nigeria, to a loose and liberal interpretation in much of Malaysia. Some Shariah offenses are criminal and require imprisonment. Others incur hadd penalty, which are crimes punishable by penalties like stoning, flogging or amputation. There are five hadd crimes: sex outside of marriage and adultery, false accusation of unlawful sexual intercourse, wine drinking (sometimes extended to include all alcohol drinking), theft and highway robbery. While most Islamic states have adopted elements of Shariah into law, only some have adopted hadd offenses, like Iran, Saudia Arabia, Nigeria and Pakistan (though the latter is lax in enforcement). Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon have been reserved from adopting hadd offenses. Still, other countries like Turkey have essentially abandoned Shariah law in favor of new law codes based on European systems. Read more: Holy Week, holy Shariah? Part 1 http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=288297#ixzz1Jrl5igFa

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Obama: 1961 B.C.

An Overview of Child Abuse

''Cruelty is more severe than coldness, but the results can be the same. Children need to feel safe and loved in order to explore the world around them and in order to learn to form healthy relationships. When children experience cruelty from their caretakers, the world ceases to "make sense" for them, and all areas of learning are affected - social, emotional, and intellectual development are hindered.'' Emotional Abuse Definition of Emotional Abuse:The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect defines emotional abuse as: "acts or omissions by the parents or other caregivers that have caused, or could cause, serious behavioral, cognitive, emotional, or mental disorders. In some cases of emotional abuse, the acts of parents or other caregivers alone, without any harm evident in the child's behavior or condition, are sufficient to warrant child protective services (CPS) intervention. For example, the parents/caregivers may use extreme or bizarre forms of punishment, such as confinement of a child in a dark closet. Less severe acts, such as habitual scapegoating, belittling, or rejecting treatment, are often difficult to prove and, therefore, CPS may not be able to intervene without evidence of harm to the child."23The American Medical Association AMA describes Emotional Abuse as: "when a child is regularly threatened, yelled at, humiliated, ignored, blamed or otherwise emotionally mistreated. For example, making fun of a child, calling a child names, and always finding fault are forms of emotional abuse."2Emotional abuse is more than just verbal abuse. It is an attack on a child's emotional and social development, and is a basic threat to healthy human development. Emotional abuse can take many forms: BelittlingBelittling a child causes the child to see him or herself in the way consistent with the caregivers words. This limits the child's potential by limiting the child's own sense of his or her potential. ColdnessChildren learn to interact with the world through their early interactions with their parents. If parents are warm and loving, children grow to see the world as a secure place for exploration and learning. When parents are cold to their children, they deprive the child of necessary ingredients for intellectual and social development. Children who are subjected to consistent coldness grow to see the world as a cold, uninviting place, and will likely have seriously impaired relationships in the future. They may also never feel confident to explore and learn. CorruptingWhen parents teach children to engage in antisocial behavior, the children grow up unfit for normal social experience. CrueltyCruelty is more severe than coldness, but the results can be the same. Children need to feel safe and loved in order to explore the world around them and in order to learn to form healthy relationships. When children experience cruelty from their caretakers, the world ceases to "make sense" for them, and all areas of learning are affected - social, emotional, and intellectual development are hindered. Extreme InconsistencyThe foundations of learning are laid in the first interactions between child and caretaker. Through consistent interactions, the child and parent shape each other and the child learns that his or her actions have consistent consequences - this is the foundation for learning. The child also learn to trust that his or her needs will be met from others. When the caretaker is inconsistent in his or her response to the child, the child cannot learn what is expected from the start, and all areas of learning can be effected throughout the child's lifespan. HarassmentHarassment has similar effects to those of belittling, but also involves a stress response. Harassment scares the child, and repeated exposure to fear can alter the child physically, lowering their ability to deal with other stressful situations. IgnoringIgnoring a child deprives the child of all the essential stimulation and interaction necessary for emotional, intellectual and social development. Inappropriate ControlInappropriate control takes three forms - lack of control, over control, and inconsistent control. Lack of control puts children at risk for danger or harm to themselves and robs children of the knowledge handed down through human history. Over control robs children of opportunities for self-assertion and self-development by preventing them from exploring the world around them. Inconsistent control can cause anxiety and confusion in children and can lead to a variety of problematic behaviors as well as impair intellectual development. IsolatingIsolating a child, or cutting them off from normal social experiences, prevents the child from forming friendships and can lead to depression. Isolating a child seriously impairs their intellectual, emotional and social development. Isolating is often accompanied by other forms of emotional abuse and often physical abuse. RejectingWhen a caretaker rejects a child, the caretaker is negating the child's self-image, showing the child that he or she has no value. Children who are rejected from the start by their caretakers develop a range of disturbed self-soothing behaviors. An infant who is rejected has almost no chance of developing into a healthy adult. TerrorizingTerrorizing, like harrassment, evokes a stress response in children. Repeated evocation of the stress response alters the child physically, lowering their ability to fight off disease, increasing their risk for many stress-related ailments. Aside from the physical affects, a child living in terror has no opportunities to develop anything other than unhealthy and anti-social survival skills.Emotional abuse is the core of all forms of abuse, and the long-term effects of child abuse and neglect in general stem mainly from the emotional aspects of abuse. Actually, it is the psychological aspect of most abusive behaviors that defines them as abusive. Think of a child breaking his or her arm. If the arm was broken while riding a bicycle and trying to jump a ramp, the child will heal and recover psychologically, perhaps strengthening his or her character and learning valuable life-lessons in the process by overcoming obstacles with the support of his or her caregivers and friends. If the same injury occurs because a parent twists the child's arm behind his or her back in a rage or throws the child down the stairs, the child will heal physically, but may never heal psychologically. In thinking of sexual abuse, think of a child being examined by a doctor - doctors touch children's genitals routinely in physical examinations without damaging children in any way. But think of the same contact from a sexualized older acquaintance. It is clear that the damage from fondling the child is psychological and emotional. Now think of a child who lives with a parent who terrifies the child but who has just enough control (IT'S ALL ABOUT CONTROL) over him- or herself to refrain from injuring the child physically in a way that will draw questions. That child is suffering the same devastating abuse as the children in the examples above, but often nothing can be done about it.Despite the fact that the long-term harm from abuse is most often caused by the emotional aspects of the abuse, emotional abuse is the most difficult of the forms of abuse to substantiate and prosecute. Actual physical injury is often required before the authorities can step in and assist a child. Also, the effects of abuse are very similar to symptoms of many childhood mental and physical disorders, which makes identifying emotionally abused children difficult.

Child Abuse: Just One StoryChild Abuse Introduction Signs of Child AbuseChild Abuse Statistics It's Under ReportedEffects of Child Abuse on Children: Abuse GeneralEffects of Child Abuse on Children: Child Sexual AbuseInjuries to Children: Physical and Sexual AbuseEffects of Child Abuse on Adults: Childhood AbuseEffects of Child Abuse on Adults: Childhood Sexual AbuseDefinition of Physical Abuse Signs of Physical AbuseDefinition of Sexual Abuse Signs of Sexual AbuseDefinition of Child Neglect Signs of Child NeglectDefinition of Emotional Abuse Signs of Emotional AbuseAbusers PedophilesChild Physical Abuse and Corporal PunishmentTreatment for Child AbuseCosts to SocietyConclusionsReferencesState Child Abuse LawsNationwide Crisis Line and Hotline DirectoryNational Non-Governmental Organizations and LinksU.S. Government Organizations and Links

Friday, April 15, 2011

Middle East


"War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent"

"War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing!" Edwin Starr, 1969. From a rational perspective this statement is accurate; when viewing it from a political, financial, or ideological perspective it's false. In 1948, George Orwell wrote "1984." In his magnificently prophetic portrayal of a futuristic world, much like the world we live in today, he makes a number of profoundly factual statements. I'I will share many in this article: "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." A word's definition cannot be changed; however, by deviously clever design, the implications certainly can. "Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind," George Orwell. Today, U.S. military troops are being sent to annihilate lands, property, homes, buildings, and entire cities filled with people, all under the pretext of what are called Peacekeeping missions. The U.S. has troops permanently stationed in over 133 countries and military spending is 5.8 times more than China, 10.2 times more than Russia, and 98.6 times more than Iran. The defense budget is $708 billion, more than all other discretionary parts of the federal budget. There is no country on earth that can challenge the U.S. militarily. "In war, truth is the first casualty," Aeschylus, 525 BC - 456 BC In December 2, 2009, Brian Ross, a senior U.S. intelligence official told ABC News that "There was an approximate estimate of 100 al Qaeda members left in Afghanistan. The small number was part of the intelligence passed on to the White House as President Obama conducted his deliberations. As he justified sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan at a cost of $30 billion a year, President Barrack Obama's description Tuesday of the al Qaeda 'cancer' in that country left out one key fact: U.S. intelligence officials have concluded there are only about 100 al Qaeda fighters in the entire country." According to the L.A. Times, January 13, 2010: There are at least 21,000 troops in Afghanistan. With only 100 enemy fighters left, who are they fighting, why are additional troops needed, and why are they still there? It's evident that there are hidden motives behind war, and for certain, this war that is being waged on terror. "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act," George Orwell. http://www.newswithviews.com/Duncan/al109.htm

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Follow the Money

The World's Most Enduring Hatred

“In every generation they rise against us to destroy us; and the Holy One, blessed be He, saves us from their hands.” The Passover Haggadah A few of those who have risen against us – recently: “Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon them (Jews) people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Hitler … Allah willing, the next time will be at the hands of believers (Muslims),” Yusuf al-Qaradawi, chief theologian of the Muslim Brotherhood, newly returned to Egypt. The Jews “attempt to destroy all the principles of the monotheistic religions for the same reasons they betrayed and tortured Jesus, and for the same reason they tried to kill the Prophet Muhammad,” Syrian president Basher al-Assad to Pope John-Paul II, 2001 “But today the Jews rule this world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them,” former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. “Fu--ing Jews. The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Are you a Jew?” Mel Gibson to Officer James Mee on the occasion of Braveheart’s DUI arrest in 2006. “Judgment Day will be brought upon us only once the Muslims have killed all of the Jews,” FaceBook Page that received 2.3 million affirmations before it was taken down. “The Palestinian violence is to protect what little remains of Palestine. The suicide bombers act out of despair and desperation,” Helen Thomas, former dean of the White House Press Corps interviewed in Playboy “Tell them (Israelis) to get the hell out of Palestine (all of Israel).” The Jews should “go home – to Poland, Germany, America and everywhere else,” Thomas in an earlier exchange with an American rabbi. When I recite the words of the Haggadah at this year’s Seder, I won’t be thinking of the spiritually deformed creatures quoted above, but about an incident that occurred on the evening of March 11. Nothing speaks louder of the endurance of Jew-hatred – millennia-old and still going strong. In the Jewish community of Itamar, North of Jerusalem – on land the world has designated the ancestral homeland of the Palestinians (a “people” invented after the Six Day War) – Muslim peace marchers (as in, the religion of) broke into the home of Ruth and Udi Fogel. Armed with knives, they killed husband and wife and three of their children – Yoav (age 11), Elad (age 4) and three-month-old Hadas. The children were stabbed through the heart and had their throats slit. The killers overlooked two other sons asleep in the house. A daughter, 12-year-old Tamar, who was away from home, found the bloody trophies of Palestinian nationalism. http://www.grasstopsusa.com/df041211.html

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Geo: My - Bad

Obama Birth Certificate: Sideshow or Main Event

''If the goal is to uphold the constitution and preserve the future of the constitutional republic, then they need only remove Obama from office, along with all who participated in the grandest scam ever perpetrated upon American voters.''
Despite monumental efforts to keep Obama’s entire past completely under wraps, questions persist over who and what Barack Hussein Obama really is and how a half-term senate political neophyte with a totally blank resume managed to defeat the Clinton machine to become the most secretive president in U.S. history. Is it a side show, or the main event?
Because Obama has refused to release his official vault birth certificate, college, passport records or family history including all medical records, and because he and those covering for him insist that there is 'nothing to see here’ - many Americans are increasingly interested in how Obama was able to happen to America.
His many overt anti-American and anti-constitution policies have driven speculation that not only is he not a natural born citizen eligible for the office he holds, he may not even be American at all.
Business mogul Donald Trump appears ready to run for office on the search for a real Obama birther certificate. Not a COLB, but a real authentic birth certificate that looks just like every other American birth certificate.
The press is largely responsible for the ongoing circus, as they have been completely uninterested in the matter for almost three years now. Never before in history has the press taken so little sincere journalistic interest in what could be the greatest scam ever perpetrated on American voters.
They still claim that Obama’s COLB (Certification of Live Birth) is an actual birth certificate, even though we all know that it isn’t. We have seen real Hawaii birth certificates from people born in Hawaii on the same day Obama claims to have been born, even from the same hospital.
But is the missing birth certificate the real issue? http://www.newswithviews.com/JBWilliams/williams144.htm

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Trouble with Tribbles

The Unbounded Arrogance of the American King

''The ease with which he misleads the American people is cozened and morally opprobrious. That he is then arrogant enough to make condescending jokes about his good fortune at our expense shows forth a scrofulous individual who displays the same contempt for the common man kings and queens of old exhibited for their people.'' With a smile, Obama glibly told a gathering in New York, "I remember what it was like pumping gas." Yeah well, good for you, slick, because we remember what it was like to have leadership – and you ain't it. Speaking before an Al Sharpton organized group, Obama joked, "I'm not out of touch, I remember that." Ha-ha-ha, Barry, stop it – you're killing me – no, I mean it – you're killing me, and you're killing my country. What compounds his insult is his arrogance. Gas prices are up, not because of dependence on foreign oil, but because of a lack of dependence on our own oil and natural gas that he refuses to let be drilled. Obama claims he wants to move toward a future where America is less dependent on foreign oil and more reliant on clean energy. "That will happen by reducing oil imports … and shifting the nation to renewable and less polluting sources of energy, such as wind." He continued by saying that it would not happen overnight and any politician who says it's easy isn't "telling the truth." Here again we witness Obama's unhesitant cozenage. His statement was an attempt to minimize the strength of argument of those who would truthfully point out that there is oil ready to be delivered, but that it isn't happening because he shut them down – even as he was not only encouraging and giving money to Brazil to help them drill, but promising them America would be their best customer. Which begs the question of whom he was lying to – the Brazilians or us. One cannot end dependence on foreign oil and at the same time promise to purchase it from a foreign country – unless he believes Brazil is one of the 57 states of America he referred to as a candidate. Moving on to the subject of wind energy – it doesn't work for basically the same reason solar energy doesn't work, because on a level sufficient to make it worth the cost, it's too intermittent and the energy flux is too low. "The Baillieu government … dumped Victoria's renewable energy targets after a scathing audit report found the proportion of the state's power generated using solar, wind, and hydro had barely increased over the past decade, despite hundreds of millions of dollars of government spending." ("ALP energy targets a 'gimmick,'" The Age.) "Energy and Business Minister Michael O'Brien has labeled the renewable targets… an expensive gimmick." Read more: Obama arrogance: Unbounded http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=285817#ixzz1JIgGKBWX

Monday, April 11, 2011

SOS different day

Capitulating to Islam

''I'll see your Quran and raise you two Bibles.'' After Pastor Terry Jones held his mock trial of the Quran on March 20, the verdict found the book "guilty of crimes against humanity." Then he burned the "guilty" book. Jones ceremoniously called it "International Judge the Quran Day." Actually, it was just a local Judge the Quran Day. It took place on Jones' property and was generally ignored in this country. The media consider Jones easy to ignore. The pastor of a small Florida congregation, Jones has been regarded by the elite as a right-wing, red-necked, raving, evangelical kook ever since last year when he announced he planned to burn a Quran on the anniversary of 9/11. He was acknowledging that the people who flew those four planes into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the field in Pennsylvania were believers in the rules of that book – and because of those rules, 3,000 people were murdered. Jones (and he isn't alone) sees there's been no justice for those dead innocents and that despite what we euphemistically called the "war on terror," what has resulted is that too many politicians, from the president on down, as well as the media and much of society, are so afraid of Muslims that they capitulate at every turn. When Jones announced the intended 9/11 burning, the you-know-what hit the proverbial fan. He was denounced and ridiculed, and frightened politicians tried to talk him out of it. The secretary of defense called; the secretary of state spoke out and so did the president. No doubt they were stimulated by the fact that when word of what Jones planned to do got to the Middle East, rioting broke out almost instantaneously. At least 19 were killed and scores injured, with much property damage. But we expect that. Islam doesn't have a "short fuse" when it comes to the Quran or Muhammad; it has no fuse at all. It's instant ignition and grisly deaths and mayhem. Jones changed his mind, and the elite thought it was over. Read more: Our capitulation to Islam http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=285433#ixzz1JCrvvKUI