Monday, October 17, 2011

In the news:

Have we seen the last of free elections in the United States?

Thousands of fraud cases just 'tip of iceberg'

A group that monitors elections in Minnesota and roots out fraudulent votes is warning ballot fraud is on the rise across the nation, and if unchecked, the ultimate consequences would be an electorate that simply doesn't believe the system works and refuses to participate – "a total breakdown in the cohesion of American society.

"That's from spokesman Dan McGrath of the Minnesota Majority, which advocates for traditional values in state and federal public policy through grassroots activism. The group also contributes to the work of to focus specifically on elections and voter fraud.

This is a story that many of us have been following and it has been getting ominously worse and worse with each election.

"These convictions are just the tip of the iceberg," said Davis. "The actual number of illegal votes cast was in the thousands. Most unlawful voters were never charged with a crime because they simply pled ignorance. We have evidence of these people casting illegal ballots, but in Minnesota, ignorance of election law is considered to be an acceptable defense."

The issue of trouble in American elections was the sole focus of a Whistleblower Magazine issue two years ago, and a new book by Matthew Vadum, "Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers," explains how the ACORN organization, under new names in various states, continues its campaign to influence elections.

Remember this?

Minnesota Majority notes that in 2008, the Minnesota U.S. Senate race was decided by just 312 votes.

However, a cloud of doubt still hangs over the results. Post-election analysis showed that hundreds of ineligible felons voted in the election.

Over 17,000 more ballots were counted than voters accounted for as having voted in our Statewide Voter Registration System. Over 23,000 addresses provided by Election Day registrants could not be verified. Voter rolls contained the names of non-citizens and deceased individuals," the organization reported.

What that means is that Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., may not have won, although he has been casting votes from his U.S. Senate seat ever since.

That's just one small example. Voter fraud is widespread:

"Political analysts estimate that voter fraud may account for 3 percent of the vote in any given election. Applying this statistic to Minnesota's 2006 gubernatorial election, that would mean that we would have had over 66,000 fraudulent votes.

Further, it reported in 2008, ACORN registered more than 40,000 people to vote in Minnesota.

While ACORN officially went out of business earlier this year, Vadum has documented how most of the people involved simply reported many times to the same offices and same work desks, just under the name of a new organization.

There is much more to this article; one that is clearly in the "read it and weep" category.

Anti-capitalist protests turn into global movement

There were rallies in 951 cities in 80 countries around the globe on Saturday, building on an campaign launched on May 15 with a rally in Madrid's Puerta del Sol square by a group calling itself "Indignados" ("Indignants").

In Rome, which saw the worst violence of the day, the march quickly degenerated into street battles between groups of hooded protesters and riot police, sending peaceful demonstrators fleeing.

Rome counts costs of worst street violence in years

Italian officials on Sunday said the protesters who ran riot in Rome the previous day had caused one million euros of damage to public buildings. The violence, which broke out at an anti-capitalist protest, injured 135 people.

Interviewed by ANSA in hospital, a police officer who fled from his van shortly before it was set on fire by protesters at the height of Saturday's clashes said he had never seen violence on this scale.

This next article presents a primer on marxism and reveals the movement is alive and well today in these protests:

Marxist Matrix of Occupy Protesters, Obama and George Soros can only sense the underlying group-think structure driving these idealistic yet confused souls into action. The strange fixation on Marxism of George Soros and Obama, attaching them to Occupy’s anti-capitalist anarchism are the topics of this essay.

This is an article that is definitely worth reading. Additionally, at the end of the article one can find a list of organizations that Mr Soros supports. The conclusion:

Marxism is the “freedom” that Soros, Obama and the Occupy protesters would like to deliver to America. But we must be aware and not naive when groups suddenly appear, realizing our times are the Age of Propaganda where precious few things are as they seem.

The madly destructive Soros, like Thomas Kyd’s Personified Revenge, grows restless and vexed not seeing America laid waste in the gutter before his octogenarian heart gives out.

White House Draws Closer To Occupy Wall Street

The White House continued its embrace of the Occupy Wall Street protests on Sunday, using the strongest terms yet to identify President Barack Obama with the growing movement.

Earnest added that while on the trip, Obama will make it clear that he is fighting to make certain that the “interests of 99 percent of Americans are well represented” — the first time the White House has used the term to differentiate the vast majority of Americans from the wealthy.

Obama launches cultural warfare

Obama’s reelection strategy is about more than the haves and have-nots. It appears he is seeking to stir up full-blown cultural warfare against a large and diverse segment of society known as Republicans.

Having failed to lower the unemployment rate to a politically tolerable level, Obama cannot run as most presidential candidates do — on the economy. So he and his advisers seem to have decided instead to mount a deeply polarizing campaign based on “values” — suggesting his vision for America is correct even if the economy is not right yet.

By painting his opposition as not just wrong but evil, Obama risks dividing the nation in a profound and unnecessary way.

U.S. Begins Huge Military Maneuvers Aimed at Iran

The United States will this week commence huge military maneuvers aimed at Iran, with a massive air fleet patrolling middle eastern skies ready to land at any time, in response to Iran’s involvement in an alleged assassination plot that experts have labeled dubious, amidst fears that US and Israeli targets could be hit by attacks.

The US military will respond this week with a series of significant military maneuvers designed to threaten Iran, including, “an American air fleet in Middle East skies ready to land at any moment for any contingency,” reports DebkaFile.

The United States launches a large-scale exercise over the Middle East deploying 41 giant transports of the 22nds Airlift Squadron Monday Oct. 17,” states the report, adding that the aircraft will be packed with fully equipped, battle ready troops.
A further seven warships from the Stennis Battle Group will also “provide ground troops with combat support and strike land and sea targets.”

The Israeli, Egyptian and Saudi armies have also been placed on maximum preparedness, echoing reports that U.S. troops being sent to the region have also been put on full alert.

US worries over China's underground nuclear network

A leading US lawmaker who fears budget cuts could delay modernizing the US nuclear arsenal voiced concern Friday about an extensive tunnel complex designed to house Chinese nuclear missiles.

"This network of tunnels could be in excess of 5,000 kilometers (3,110 miles), and is used to transport nuclear weapons and forces," said Michael Turner, who chairs a House Armed Services Committee panel focusing on strategic weapons and other security programs.

This commentary provides a very interesting perspective:

Israel Celebrates Life-Militant Islam Celebrates Murder

Saturday’s NY Times has 2 articles side by side regarding the emotions of Israeli Jews & Palestinian Arabs surrounding the impending release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit who was kidnapped 5 years ago by terrorists and has been held hostage ever since.

Amazingly, the world’s media (and Israel PR Machines) have missed so much of this story which the world hasn’t (or doesn’t want to hear). A sickening, usual double standard.

In Israel, Shalit, (who was 19 years old when kidnapped) whose family raised heaven and earth throughout Israel and the world in hopes of saving their sons’ life will be returned.

The response from “Israel’s peace partners?” – Best summed up by 1 of the 1,027 to be released – Ahlam Tamim who planned the Sbarros’ Jerusalem bombing and drove the car to the location. She has said repeatedly she’s not sorry for what she did, and laughed when told children were killed in the attack

The contrasts are obvious:

The Hamas government in Gaza is organizing a major outdoor rally to celebrate the release of these prisoners – which we have been told are security prisoners and not car thieves. The celebrations will include “military marches” by hundreds of gunmen belonging to Hamas's armed wing and the Popular Resistance Committees, one of the groups that took part in the kidnapping. Celebrating murderers and death.

This is a golden opportunity for the Israel Public Relations machine to explain the background that these Palestinian terrorists have – and Israel isn’t taking this action because they want to – but doing so for the belief that life of 1 Jew is holy – and the desire to rescue Gilad Shalit.

What else can we expect from an upside-down world?


gearedup2go said...

Now Occupy Wall St. has an I want Socialism ad. And you can probably guess who shelled out the money to make it so slick, so appealing.

In other news....

Iran to dispatch ships to Atlantic ocean

Iran launches uranium yellow cake production

Alice said...

And there's this:

70,000 Attend Priestly Blessing at Kotel,7340,L-4135743,00.html

Lots of great pictures, too!

gearedup2go said...

This is breaking on The Blaze:

November 5th Bank Transfer Day plan for mass move of cash

Will this lead to cyber threats on large financial institutions of those who plead for their customers not follow suit? Will a cyberterrorist emerge only to reroute millions of dollars to a central banking institution? And if so, is this the precursor to a centralized banking institution in the EU that will be overseen by the "sheriff" that Soros wants to come to power? This is very ominous on many levels as it serves as another step towards totalitarianism. This is yet another glimpse of a coming global governance. So much is happening prophetically that it is staggering! There is little relief now between birth pains and there's no slowing the progression of events.

gearedup2go said...

Paula, the pictures are very moving--particularly of the Priestly Blessing for Shalit. From the news source you posted:

"The "world's greatest Priestly Blessing" for Shalit was initiated by the Youth for Jerusalem movement, which invited Kohanim from all over the world to unite in a joint Priestly Blessing on Facebook."

I really yearn to be with our High Priest in all of His breathless grandeur. I want to see His robe filling the Throne Room and kneel before Him to cast my crown at His feet. But most importantly, we will be united together in perfect harmony, praising Him with all of our being for all of eternity.

gearedup2go said...

I mean Alice, not Paula. My apologies.

Robin said...

USGS maps record a busy day for earthquakes in the US today

gearedup2go said...

The Emergency Committee for Israel posted this video about anti-semitic remarks made by OWS. Every time I watch or hear the young foolish protestor mocking the jewish elder, it makes my blood boil. It grieves me to see God's people being taunted, tortured, and killed~just as it did Jesus when He lamented over Jerusalem.

Luke 13:34 (NKJV)

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing!

WVBORN56 said...

gearedup, I agree. I hate injustice and evil as well. I think God puts that via the HS in the believers heart. That is why I am dubious about professing Christians who embrace any form of Replacement Theology. It seems the HS would be screaming out in their heart about the falseness and evil in the roots of this belief system.

It is a head scratcher for me because we have an assistant Pastor at our church who is from a reformed theology background that spiritualizes all prophecy and proclaims that the church has replaced Israel. He does not push his view since it is a minority position. There is no doubt in my mind he is a rock solid believer just out in left field on this issue. I guess we sometimes tune out or ignore the HS when he speaks? I am just passionate about this particular issue and know the lateness of the hour in which we live.

Praying for the peace of Israel and Jerusalem.

Thanks for the link.

Robin said...

Susan Sarandon, at an event where she was extolling the virtues of the Nazi/Communist/Obama endorsed Occupy Wall Street movement, took a moment to call the Pope a Nazi.

Dutch Treat said...

I completely agree with Geared and WV; but then again, where was justice when 6 million Jews were slaughtered in WWII? So it's not much different today . As for spiritualizing prophecy, all I know is there is nothing spiritual about all these signs which dominates the news. They are very literal; and thanks again Scott for keeping us informed on these things. I dont know where this saying originated, but it sure rings true. When the plain sense of scripture makes common sense, seek no other sense.

gearedup2go said...

Dutch, what do you mean by "spiritualizing prophecy"?

Scott, are you aware that Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" were bought by taxpayer money and distributed via the Vista program under the Carter administration? There were boxes of "Rules" found when Reagan took office.

Now we have an occupant of the WH that is touring NC and VA, endorsing the protestors. And O will only visit companies that took bailout money and politicize it with a photo op.

Monday has been a very, very busy day. : /

Scott said...

Geared - I assume he is talking about those who make "allegory" about prophecy as opposed to taking a literal view, which we all do.

gearedup2go said...

WV, I know what you speak regarding Replacement Theology. The couple of churches that I had attended has endorsed such a doctrine by asserting that Christians are no longer bound by the Mosaic Law but by the commands as set forth in the New Testament for the Church Age. Hence, Israel is no longer the Apple of God's eye. Add to that the few pastor's that will even go near bible prophecy and preach it, well, it's no wonder so many are in the dark.

Dutch Treat said...

Geared: What I meant was taking a symbolic view rather than a literal view. I apologize for the confusion.

Dylan said...

Arab league gives Syria 15 days to enact a ceasefire.,7340,L-4135826,00.html?

Alice said...

Speaking of replacement theology...anybody ever listen to Hank Hanegraaff? Oooo, and he gets MAD when you call it "replacement theology", too!

I love to hear Hank squirm on the rare occasion when he gets a REALLY well-versed caller who can stand their ground and support a LITERAL view of ALL prophecy - especially the book of Revelation.

R.C. Sproul...there's another one. It just boggles my mind how they can be so solid on so many things, but so off on this. ESPECIALLY now, in light of what's going on in the world. Do they not see?!?!? Are they not watching at all???

Ok...done with my little rant for the evening... ;)

Unknown said...

A former pastor told me that "the West creating a state of Israel was one of the biggest mistakes and Israel is a thorn in the side of Islam"

WVBORN56 said...

My wife bought me a Hank Hanegraff book about a year ago because she saw it was end time related. I had never heard of the guy and I probably didn't get to page 10 before the book was recycled. Oh and my wife was fine with the decision.

Robin said...

Well, wait . . .a don't believe the Church is bound by Mosaic Law either, as the Church age interrupted it . . .but when the Church is removed, will revert back to Mosaic Law. But there's no doubt, this movement strongly underway is from Satan. Strangely enough, Muslims believe everything referencing Jews as His chosen was placed in the Bible by Jews seeking to propagate a myth. Replacement theorists and Muslims appear to be under the same misguided notions.