Friday, December 31, 2010

In the news:

More strange, unusual quakes in unusual places:

Greentown quake creates buzz statewide

3.8 magnitude earthquake hits north central Indiana

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.8 magnitude earthquake centered 5 miles southeast of Greentown, Ind., at 7:55:21 a.m. today. The agency had initially reported the quake as a 4.2 magnitude. It occurred about 3 miles below the ground, the geological survey reported.

And how many times have we seen a similar quote to the one below?

The epicenter is "highly irregular, extremely rare, unprecedented,” John Steinmetz, director of the Indiana Geological Survey at Indiana University, told the Star Press at Muncie.

Those words ring like a mantra. We have seen similar quotes consistently over the last year or so in diverse places in north and central America.

Also in the news:

More lies and distortions: a sign of the times

When Cooling Becomes Warming

Were the stakes not so serious, the continuing efforts of global warming apologists to explain every climate condition using their pet theory would be comical. Unfortunately, and despite the death of cap and trade, the climate change crowd has already been very successful in undercutting the use of cheap, plentiful and economically beneficial fossil fuels in the United States.

This is why such news is important to a prophecy watcher. Just a LITTLE reading and research into the issue reveals that it is so incredibly obvious that C02 emitted (by humans use of energy) has nothing to do with the global weather - it leads a thinking person to ponder just what IS the real agenda of such propagandists.

Even worse, the Obama administration will begin to clamp down even harder on the use of fossil fuels in 2011, in the midst of an economic crisis when America can least afford such largesse. In this context, the claim by global warming alarmists that record cold temperatures and massive snowstorms somehow confirm their beliefs demands refutation.

Its actually all about global redistribution of wealth - well, that and enormous profits to be made on "green technology", which has thus far been an unmitigated disaster (see "Spain" and its devotion to such technology and the subsequent results) - and global warming seemed like a good scheme to accomplish this effort. But now, just as we read in the book "1984", where the re-education camps mandated a belief that 2+2=5, we now similarly are fed the lie that "cooling=warming".

The Orwellian aspects of this fraud are astonishing. Yet some folks continue to believe it in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. It is also despite the overwhelming evidence of fraud involved, as revealed by "climategate" and the leaked emails proving that fraud was integral to the myth of so-called "Global Climate Change", previously "Global Warming".

The truth is very very elusive these days.

More lies and distortions, as pointed out by the American Thinker:

Week's worth of stories censored by NY Times, Wash. Post

The following stories -- in the span of a week -- were widely disseminated. But none made it into the news pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post. It's all too familiar pattern that points to a biased pro-Paletinian, anti-Israel agenda in their news coverage.

Let's take a look at what these two major newspapers did not seem fit to print:

Dec. 24--Palestinian Authority TV ClaimsJesus was a Palestinian, Denies his Jewish Ancestry

Dec. 25--Abbas aims for "Judenrein" Palestinian state -- No room for a single Israeli.

Dec. 25--Hamas Ultimatum: Israel has Two Options -- Death or Leaving Palestinian Lands.

Dec. 28--Abbas Cracks Down on Main Political Rival, Mohammed Dahlan

Dec. 28--Hamas Reported Torturing, Killing Israel-bound Africans in Sinai

Dec. 29--Fatah Bans Abbas Rival from Party Meetings

Dec. 30--Journalist Who Aired Dissension in Abbas' Party Gets Five-Day Detention

Dec. 30--Poll: Solid Majorities of Palestinians Oppose Two-State Solution Along Clinton Parameters

So why did the Times and the Post engage in such conspicuous self-censorship? Because their editors and reporters are determined to paint Israel as the main obstacle to the peace process, while hiding the darker, anti-peace aspects of the Palestinian side -- both Hamas in Gaza and Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah party in the West Bank.

Above all, Abbas's rule has to be prettied up because the papers' news sections are heavily invested in painting him as a bona fide peace partner. So corruption, repression, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incitement, glorification of terrorist killers, denial of historic Jewish ties to Jerusalem and Hebron, and other problematic patterns of Abbas's rule must be carefully hidden from Post and Times readers.

What makes such silence -- such self-censorship -- even more egregious and blatantly obvious is that these are two newspapers that do not hesitate to expose repression under Putin in Russia, corruption under Karzai in Afghanistan, and Mubarak's autocracy in Egypt. Yet, Abbas's rule in the West Bank fits exactly the same patterns -- but fails to make the news pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Bottom line: the Palestinian side is treated with kid gloves; Israel with the gloves off.

More lies and distortions. A sign of the times no doubt.


hartdawg said...

HAPPY NEW YEARS! perhaps 2011 will be the year. hey gotta question...a little off the topic but here it is: how does ezekiel 3:17-19 apply to christians today? it`s a pretty serious passage,too serious to ignore. i know it was written to ezekiel 2,500 yrs ago but God wouldnt have put it in if it didnt have application for today. so how does it apply to us today?

Scott said...

I woke up this morning with the same exact thought "Maybe this will be the year!"...

As far as Ezekiel 3, I need to go back and read that again and get back on that one.

Expected Imminently said...

A very happy and blessed New Year to you too, and to Scott and all his bloggers.

In my view, a 'watchman' goes hand in hand with the Holy Spirit gift of the 'discerning of spirits' in the New Testament. We are all called to 'test the spirit' but some are more skilled in this than others.

We are to exhort and encourage, but we are also told to warn,even rebuke those who are straying from the plumbline of God's written Word. The Watchman were 'lookouts' on a tower looking for possible attack by the enemy. Often the townspeople resented being disrupted in their own lives - as a result watchmen were often pelted with stones for being 'spoilsports'. It rarely killed, but the bruises were bad enough.

The Lord gave me this gift, and I bear the bruises of Christians who resent being shown they are being unbiblical. I didn't ask for this gift, but I try to be faithful with what The Lord has seen fit to trust me with.

Isaiah 21: 11b …Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?

vs.12a. The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night…

The dawning Light of eternal life in Christ at the Rapture - also the darkness of the Tribulation.


hartdawg said...

happy new year e.i. the hard part about the passage is when God says if the watchman doesnt warn the people they will die for (or in) their sins and THEIR BLOOD WILL BE ON OUR (the watchmens) HANDS! what will that look like for us on judgement day?

Scott said...

Good points all around - thanks
You are in good company; I've heard Hal L. quote same scriptures in the same context, and I most certainly agree with every single word that you stated.

Expected Imminently said...

having their blood on our hands, means we have failed to be obedient in the work we have been entrusted with, and equipped for.

In standing before the Bema,the judgment seat, of Christ (not the Great White Throne) it means we will suffer a loss of rewards that would have provided a crown to cast before Jesus in acknowledgment of what we accomplished (or not) through his grace, love and compassion. The glory is rightfully His.

When we fail, it is always Jesus who misses out when every knee bows and we cast our crowns before Him. Satan will no doubt snigger at The Lord, and that's what keeps me going, and pressing on.

God bless you, scuse me, I am v,v,tired.