10 Dec 13
VOTERS DISAPPROVE OF OBAMACARE
Half(50%)of voters disapprove of the President’s healthcare law,or Obamacare. Just 40% approve of the law. Intensity is strongly against Obamacare, as 43% strongly disapprove, while only 25% strongly approve.
The Most Homeless Children In New York City Since The Great Depression
At a time when Wall Street is absolutely swimming in wealth, New York City is experiencing an epidemic of homelessness. According to the New York Times, the last time there was this many homeless children in New York City was during the days of the Great Depression.
Nuclear war would 'end civilization' with famine, study says
A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill two billion people and effectively end human civilization, a study said Tuesday. Even if limited in scope, a conflict with nuclear weapons would wreak havoc in the atmosphere and devastate crop yields, with the effects multiplied as global food markets went into turmoil, the report said.
NSA morale reportedly hits rock bottom after Snowden revelations
Employees at the National Security Agency aren’t happy that we now know to look out for their trash-talking elves that they’ve created in World of Warcraft. The Washington Post reports that officials at the NSA are feeling depressed and demoralized by the constant stream of revelations being leaked by former contractor Edward Snowden and are also feeling hung out to dry by a White House that has spent most of its time trying to contain political damage caused by the Snowden leaks.
Write wrongs! Over 500 world-famous authors sign anti-surveillance petition
More than 500 renowned authors – including five Nobel laureates - from across the globe have signed a petition demanding an end to ‘mass surveillance’. It follows the revelations over the last few months of the US and other countries spying.
Killer winter storms for next THIRTY years
Many people could die as extreme weather becomes common. There will be more freak winds like the October storm, which killed four people. Heatwaves will be lethal and the sea level will rise, leaving coastal towns at risk of being swamped by storm surges.
Snow falling. In Australia. In summer. That is all
A day after we posted images of fresh summer snow falling across the Australian Alps, we've updated our original story with new images that show the ground getting whiter... and whiter... and whiter.
Cold rewrites Oregon history books
The record cold temperatures throughout Oregon continue to rewrite the history books, or at least add new chapters to them. The city of Portland has not had a day with temperatures in the single digits since 1989 -- a quarter-century ago. KOIN 6 News meteorologist Sally Showman said Portland stands a good chance of dropping into the single digits early Sunday morning.
Xbox Live among game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies
Online gaming is big business, attracting tens of millions of users worldwide who inhabit their digital worlds as make-believe characters, living and competing with the avatars of other players. What the intelligence agencies feared, however, was that among these clans of elves and goblins, terrorists were lurking.
US, Jordan Agree: Israel Should Control Jordan Valley
The Obama Administration and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan have both reportedly sided with Israel in its demand to retain control over the Jordan Valley in any future peace agreement with the Palestinians.
Do Christians and Muslims Serve the Same God?
Does God care what we call Him? Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? These are questions many Christians are asking these days, and for good reason.
Iranian foreign minster warns Geneva nuclear deal is 'dead' if US passes new sanctions
Iran's foreign minister has warned that the historic nuclear deal agreed in Geneva will be "dead" if the US Congress moves ahead with threats to pass new sanctions. Javad Zarif told Time that any new sanctions would show a "lack of seriousness" by the US, breaching the terms of last month's interim deal and scuppering hopes for a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear deal.
Record Number Of Volcano Eruptions In 2013 – Is Catastrophic Global Cooling Dead Ahead?
Have you noticed that this December is unusually cold so far? Could the fact that we have had a record number of volcanoes erupt in 2013 be responsible? Certainly an unusually calm solar cycle is playing a significant role in producing all of this cold weather, but as you will see below the truth is that throughout human history volcanic eruptions have produced some of the coldest winters ever recorded.
China-Japan Conflict Could Lead to World War III, Warns Former UN Ambassador
Former Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Sha Zukang has warned that the dispute between Japan and China over the Senkaku Islands could lead to World War III. ...“If China started a war with Japan, it would be much larger than both the Sino-Japanese War and World War II, said Sha. The United States and Japan should cooperate with China to maintain regional peace,” states the report.
Darpa’s Giant Folding Spy Satellite Will Dwarf All Other Space Telescopes
Spying could become much easier if a new lightweight, folding satellite concept gets off the ground. Darpa, the military’s futuristic research agency, says it has plans to “break the glass ceiling” of space telescopes by shooting a new design into orbit thats made of plastic and unfolds into a mammoth satellite that would dwarf the world’s most famous telescopes.
Rosetta: Anxious wait for comet chaser wake up
Scientists say they are in for an anxious wait as they prepare to wake a comet-chasing probe from deep-space hibernation. In January, they will attempt to bring the Rosetta spacecraft back online so it can journey towards Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Once it has reached the huge mass of ice and rock, the team will try to deploy a lander on the comet's surface.
US Senate votes to ban plastic guns for 10 more years
The US Senate has approved a 10-year extension of a ban on plastic guns invisible to metal detectors but has rejected tougher restrictions called for by gun-control advocates. The bill was approved by a Senate voice vote one week after it passed the House of Representatives. Democrats had aimed to require a gun's firing mechanism to contain at least one undetachable metal piece.
Mid-East governments sign Red Sea-to-Dead Sea water deal
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have signed a water sharing pact aimed at one day replenishing the rapidly drying Dead Sea. The agreement will build a pipeline to carry brine from a desalination plant at the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, while providing drinking water to the region. The Dead Sea is dropping by as much as 1m (3.3ft) a year as the River Jordan is depleted for use in irrigation.
Christians Are Being Burned Alive Beheaded Crucified Tortured To Death And Imprisoned In Metal Shipping Containers
The “coming persecution of Christians” has already begun. It is already here. So why is the mainstream media in the United States almost totally silent about this phenomenon? When some politician somewhere around the globe inadvertently offends homosexuals or Muslims, it instantly makes headline news
US vet held in N. Korea says statement was coerced
The 85-year-old U.S. Korean War veteran who was detained for weeks by North Korea said Monday that the videotaped confession in which he apologized for killing North Koreans during the war was given involuntarily and under duress.
UN: Israel to allow some materials into Gaza again
The United Nations said Monday that Israel has agreed to again allow imports of construction materials into Gaza after a two-month clampdown following the discovery of a tunnel dug by militants from the coastal strip into Israel.
Purge sends chilling message to NKorea's elite
While the rest of North Korea's top brass leaped to their feet before Kim Jong Un, clapping wildly in a requisite show of respect at high-level meetings, his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, often seemed nonchalant, at times even bored. Once considered the force behind the young leader, he displayed a bold insouciance that seemed calculated to show he was beyond reach.
There's Almost No Difference Between PG-13 And R-Rated Movies
Researchers have criticized the rating system of the Motion Picture Association of America after finding that violent film characters tend to glorify "risky behaviors" like sex and drug use, regardless of the rating a film has been granted.
Dec 9, 2013
The Demonic Knockout Game
Our nation is in the grip of an epidemic of black-on-white crime. The latest trend in this problem is a practice called the “knockout game.” It involves assailants (mostly young black males) attempting to “knock out” an unsuspecting victim with a single sucker punch to the head.
Calling this a game is a sick joke. You would have to be a hate-filled psychopath to find this entertaining. Striking someone in the face as hard as possible can be fatal. Attempted murder is the only proper way to label this type of attack.
In just the city of Syracuse, the “knockout game” is blamed for two deaths:
Michael Daniels, 51, was beaten to death, outside the Los Amigos Market. Ander Grady, 16, was found guilty of manslaughter and his 13-year-old co-defendant pleaded guilty to assault.
Jim Gifford, 70, was punched and kicked after he was knocked unconscious outside a 7-Eleven in September, dying four days later at Upstate University Hospital. Romeo Williams, 18, has been charged with first-degree manslaughter and second-degree assault.
There is no national record of how many of these knockout attacks have occurred because the liberal media is doing everything possible to cast doubt on the problem. Not a single major-broadcast has run a story on the trend. I did find that John Stewart of The Daily Show made a quick reference to the “knockout game,” saying it was equal to the fictitious war on Christmas.
How can there be any doubt about the intentions of black ruffians randomly punching someone of another race in the face? It has happened at least a hundred times. The only thing to disbelieve is the depth of depravity required to carry out such an attack.
It’s easy for the liberal media to ignore attacks on whites (they don’t count in a politically correct world). However, the news of attacks of Jewish residents in Crown Heights has forced them to give some secondary coverage to the matter. There is a long history of tension between the black and Jewish communities.
Councilwoman-elect, Laurie Cumbo was just elected to represent Crown Heights. Since the problem is occurring in her district she obviously felt compelled to express her concern in a letter to supporters. She started out by calling the “knockout game” an epidemic, but then she offered one excuse after another for why young blacks are attacking Jews:
“In many ways governmental neglect, outside uncontrolled influences and failed leadership have led to the breakdown that so many young people of color are currently facing.”
Nowhere in her 1,200-word letter did Cumbo directly condemn the youths who have been carrying out the vicious attacks. By blaming the problem on economic disparities she evoked what the Anti-Defamation League calls: “Classic anti-Semitic stereotypes.”
These attacks are disastrous for the social standing of blacks in America. If you’re a youth of any African decent, it would be very disheartening to have the majority of the people you encounter on the street taking a defensive stance as you pass by them.
The “knockout game” is rocket fuel for hate groups. Already websites that track race-related crimes are popping up all over the Internet. If you go to any news story on the “knockout game” offering a reader-comment section, you’ll find them full of statements that reflect the growing feeling of persecution on the part of whites.
I think we are on a hopeless collision coarse with racial unrest. The liberal media is fanning the flames by ignoring the dangerous trend. Many blacks think they live in a state of total oppression, and whites—who are in a position of responsibility by their majority status—prefer to cowardly bite their tongues and do nothing until something forces them to act.
The collapse of the welfare state will likely be the event that uncorks this brewing volcano. When the EBT cards go void, people will go mad. I guess the only question is this: Will there be so much black-on-black violence that anyone will notice the black-on-white hostility?
I see this breakdown of racial harmony as just one more reason for us to hope for our deliverance in the Rapture. In heaven, there is no racial strife, because in Christ, we are all brothers and sisters.
“For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:27-29).
I am writing this piece this morning, the first day of the Pre-Trib prophecy conference in Dallas--the 23rd such conference, according to Dr. Tim LaHaye, the founder of the forum. This year's conference is on Israel and that nation's destiny.
We have addressed this subject on a number of occasions on Rapture Ready, but it is one that never grows stale--at least not with me. And, the insights gained so far while listening to Dr. David Hocking made the trip worthwhile, even if I didn't plan to sit through another session. Israel is the prophetic signal--if one were to choose just one--that should prove to any rationally oriented mind that: 1) God's Word is true, and 2) This generation is very near the end of the dispensation of grace.
Dr. Hocking, one of the most knowledgeable scholars and speakers on Israel, spent 45 minutes or so laying out the case for Israel being the one nation that is guaranteed to be such forever. In the process of his presentation, he, without having to say so, built the foundation to show that the God of the Bible is the one and only God.
He told how he had opportunity to witness to a cabbie who had driven him from the airport to the hotel. He said the cab driver made the mistake of asking what he was doing in Dallas. Dr. Hocking told him he was speaking at a conference. The cabbie, a Muslim a native of the Middle East, asked him what he was speaking on, and the conversation that followed was one of great interest. The shuttle van's driver said something about Allah being in charge of everything, and Dr. Hocking went into depth--for the brief duration of the ride from DFW to the hotel, how there is only one God and His Name is Yahweh. He didn't say--or I don't remember him reporting that he did so--how the conversation ended. But, David spoke the following morning with his head still attached, so I presume the driver didn't consider the infidel's offense of sufficient magnitude to take jihad action. Or, maybe Dr. Hocking didn't mention Mohammed, which seems to be the redline for employing the scimitar, like in the case we remember involving the writer Salman Rushdie from some years back.
Again, David Hocking's presentation was on Israel and her destiny. That topic is at the heart of what is going on, prophetically, in the world today. One question Hocking addressed was the question of whether Israel today is fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Is the modern state of Israel a literal fulfillment of Bible prophecy?
The more academic of Bible prophecy scholars--the seminarians--mostly hold that Israel being back in the land God gave the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, is "preparation" for fulfillment of prophecy, in their view, but not literal fulfillment of any specific prophecy. I was rather surprised, and pleasantly so, to learn that David Hocking considers it literal fulfillment, not merely preparation for fulfillment of prophecy from the futurist point of view.
Dr. Hocking certainly fits into the fold of academia, but his overwhelming, evidence-laden exposition on modern Israel being prophecy fulfilled in our time proved, to me, at least, that the academic purists within the pre-Trib view of eschatology camp are out of sync with what God predicts for Israel.
Now, for a commercial. That's what my book, Cauldron: Supernatural Implications of the Current Middle East, is about, in its essence. It is a treatment--and, if I may say so, a very reader-friendly treatment--of why Israel is at the center of world geopolitical controversy and has become a nation blamed for the threat of global nuclear war--thus, even though it is that tiny Jewish state, itself, that is constantly threatened with destruction from its enemy neighbors.
The book covers the current, precarious state of world peace. It goes back to the book of Genesis to find the beginning of the supernatural hatred being waged against modern Israel at this very hour. It deals, often in minute detail, with some of the international intrigues being plotted for the wind-up of human history.
The bottom line is summed up scripturally with the prophetic words, "He who keepth Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps." To put it another way--"Israel forever!" -
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The End Times According To Daniel … Part One, Chapters 2 and 7