Sunday, August 7, 2011

In the news:

4.2 magnitude quake shakes Israel

An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter Scale struck less than ten minutes before noon Sunday and was felt in various parts of the country. The institute received reports from people who felt the quake in Haifa, Afula, Tel Aviv, Herzliya and Kibbutz Nativ.

Rare Quake Rocks Israel's Coast

An unusual and rare earthquake struck Israel’s central coast Sunday, and tremors were felt as far south as Gaza. The earthquake registered 4.3 on the Richter scale, and no one was injured.

“We have no trace of any historic important earthquakes in the past” in the area, reported.

Lieberman says he'll ask gov't to cut all ties with PA

FM: Palestinians planning unprecedented violence in September; PA can't have both security cooperation, try to bring Hague charges against IDF; warns against taking defense funds for social programs.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a press conference Sunday he will ask the government to cut off all contact with the Palestinian Authority, including security cooperation.

Lieberman also said that it was clear that with the expected statehood recognition vote at the UN in September, the PA was planning “the worst violence and spilling of blood that we have ever seen.”

He ridiculed claims by the PA that they were only interested in non-violent protests, saying that if they plan a march of thousands of people to checkpoints, and try to pass through the check points, it is clear there will be violence.

He said that the Palestinians were busy planning the details of the march, including how to transport people, and which checkpoints to march on.

Lieberman said that cutting off ties with the PA was necessary to get across the message that they cannot work against Israel on all international fronts without facing any consequences. “They have to understand that there is a price,” he said.

Lieberman Warns PA Ready for 'Bloodshed' in September

Lieberman said the PA is making preparations to carry out wholesale bloodshed in September. At that time, the PA plans to ask the United Nations to officially recognize it as an independent country, and to grant it membership status within the international body.

The foreign minister said PA officials, despite claims of “non-violent action,” are instead preparing to flood checkpoints with tens of thousands of PA Arabs who might then force their way past IDF soldiers and into Israel's major cities.

“The Palestinian Authority is getting ready for bloodshed on a scale we haven't seen,” he warned. “The more they speak about non-violent action, the more they are preparing for bloodshed.”

Gloating China Says "Has Every Right To demand U.S. Address Its Debt Problem", ASKS FOR NEW GLOBAL RESERVE CURRENCY

China has released a scathing op-ed in Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, in which the authors waste no time to humiliate a "debt-ridden Uncle Sam" following the S&P downgrade, in the most violent surge in the recent war of words between the ascendent and descendent superpowers.

"International supervision over the issue of U.S. dollars should be introduced and a new, stable and secured global reserve currency may also be an option to avert a catastrophe caused by any single country."

And this quote below comes directly from China:

International supervision over the issue of U.S. dollars should be introduced and a new, stable and secured global reserve currency may also be an option to avert a catastrophe caused by any single country.

And below are two more articles that may be of interest. The first details what the "downgrade" in US credit from AAA to AA+ actually means:

Life after D-Day

Yesterday, as everyone knows, Standard & Poor’s downgraded US credit one notch to AA+, the first time since 1917 that we have fallen below the top AAA rating. Most people wonder what this will mean for the country and for us as individuals. How will a lower bond rating affect us? ABC has a pretty good five-point explanation, but it tends to assume that the rating drop came out of nowhere. I’ll address them point by point:

What do we do know? It’s time to acknowledge that Ponzi schemes don’t work, and that entitlement programs are destined for collapse under current parameters.

And this:

Socialism's God - Karl Marx: Was He Stupid, Insane...or Possessed?

Here is the intro to this interesting article:

Karl Marx lived from 1818-1883. The question addressed today is whether Marx accidentally created the most inefficient and murderous set of beliefs in history, or if something more dreadful was at work in his mind and heart.

The crux is whether Marx simply gave up belief in God, or more darkly—decided to cast his lot with Satan against Yahweh, in spite of the implications?

Surprisingly, Marx made a large number of statements seemingly in support of the Devil, judgment and hell. But the reader can decide themselves the question of this essay—whether Marx was stupid, crazed or diabolical.


gearedup2go said...

I have heard that it could take anywhere from one day to 3 weeks for all currencies to be converted to one global currency. And with the conversion there will be most certainly a loss in trade value. QE3 will begin and that, in my opinion, will be the final nail in the coffin as far as the US economy is concerned.

I know we are all looking to September as the month for things to come to a head. However, I have the nagging feeling that Israel may have to act before then to defend their country, as in a pre-emptive strike against Syria. We shall see.

Dylan said...

Tonight on discovery channel: Steven hawking's did God create the universe? (I'm not even joking)

Dylan said...

Although, considering that it's Stephen hawking, he'll probably say no.

Scott said...

I think you are correct on Hawking.

It brings to mind 1 Cor 2:4

"My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words but with a demonstration of the spirit's power, so that your faith might not rest on men's wisdom, but on God's power"

And verse 14:

"The man without the spirit does not accept the things that come from the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him and he cannot understand them..."

Paula said...

A great physicists does not a great philosopher make: Science Fiction.

WVBORN56 said...

Yes gearedup2go...I think by September it may all be over but the shouting (church age)...which of course we will be doing on the way up. Maranatha!

It is all so sureal..I keep thinking this is really it. We are really going to see Christ return in our life time. We are really going to receive our glorified bodies. We are really going to see Christ face to face. We are really going to the marriage super of the lamb...sooner rather than later I might add. Start the count down folks 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...Amazing!

Thank you Jesus for choosing me. I am so unworthy. You Lord however are most worthy! Thank you Jesus for paying for my sin debt that I could never pay. We bow down and worship the King!

Just read Romans 10:9 for all those who want to go with us.

Scott said...

WV - well stated. You basically capture my exact thoughts

gearedup2go said...

WV, amen! And Romans 10:9 is my favorite bible verse for those who seek everlasting life. BTW, how did your retreat go? I've been meaning to ask.

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WVBORN56 said...

Thanks for asking gearedup2go about the Sunday School retreat. I went well. We studied the life of Joshua. Good teaching, good fellowship and good fun. It is held in a beautiful location yearly and I always come home encouraged and thinking it was just a little taste of how heaven will be. Then we have to go home and re-enter the "real world"...but better prepared I might add. :)

Hopefully we will be heading to our real home very soon and live in perpetual "retreat" How sweet it will be!!

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gearedup2go said...

WV, glad to hear everyone got their batteries recharged and are refreshed and renewed through fellowship.

Caver said...

WV, welcome back and glad everyone had a great time.

Stephen,Was there something I missed? That article seemed a little dated and basically announced that that faction was going out of business as a separate entity. I must have missed something :)

Anonymous said...

Caver, go back and make SURE you
look at all links....

Stephen !!!!

Anonymous said...

Caver >>>>>>

here it is >>>>>

from the WEU site >>>>>

Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom (hereinafter called "the Ten") recognise that they will be jointly responsible, including financially, to the extent of the key governing mandatory contributions to the WEU, vis-à-vis the European Union Satellite Centre, with respect to the WEU residual administrative obligations specified in paragraph 1 of this Decision

from Stephen >>>>>>

Caver said...

Thanks Stephen, the sentence I was focusing on.......

"The WEU organs are undergoing a process of liquidation and closure. WEU will cease to exist as a Treaty-based International Organization on 30 June 2011"

"cease to exist....June 30, 2011"

stands out in flashing neon.

Reaction to the financial downgrade of the US debt is reverberating over the Asian markets now. Gold was over 1700/oz earlier and Silver is up almost $2/oz. I say this not as a statement of wealth for anyone but as an indicator of how stable the world's investors feel about the current financial stability levels of the nations

Caver said...

Whoops.....adding to above all of our history this type volatility was concern over the economics of the market as a whole, the companies listed on the stock exchanges.

This is the first time, to my knowledge, this is being expressed as concern over entire countries or groups of countries.

A very sobering thought.

And, IMHO, I don't think this is an accident....just blind folk making bad economic decisions. This appears to me to be a deliberate take down by powerful individuals in the very governments being taken down.

Scott said...

I agree Caver - this is no accident by any means