Archive for July, 2009

Miracles in Gaza

July 31, 2009

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This is interesting and inspiring. G-D hears the prayers of the Israeli soldiers, and of those who pray for them.

http://www.aish.com/jw/id/50932092.html

Please continue to carry these IDF soldiers on the wing of your prayers – Lilo

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Massive Quake Pushes New Zealand Closer to Australia

July 27, 2009

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WELLINGTON — A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has moved the south of New Zealand closer to Australia, scientists said Wednesday.

Photo: A landslide is seen near Lake Purser, south of Dusky Sound on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island Thursday, July 16, 2009 after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit the area Wednesday. The earthquake generated a small tsunami but no injuries or major damage were reported.

With the countries separated by the 2,250-kilometre-wide (1,400-mile-wide) Tasman Sea, the 30 centimetre (12 inch) closing of the gap in New Zealand’s southwest won’t make much difference.

But earthquake scientist Ken Gledhill of GNS Science said the shift illustrated the huge force of the tremor, the biggest in the world so far this year.

“Basically, New Zealand just got a little bit bigger is another way to think about it,” he told AFP.

While the southwest of the South Island moved about 30 centimetres closer to Australia, the east20coast of the island moved only one centimetre westwards, he said.

The biggest quake in New Zealand in 78 years caused only slight damage to buildings and property when it struck the remote southwest Fiordland region of the South Island last Thursday.

A small tsunami was generated by the earthquake, with a tide gauge on the West Coast of New Zealand recording a wave of one metre.

“For a very large earthquake, although it was very widely felt, there were very few areas that were severely shaken,” Gledhill said.

Aerial inspection of the forested fiords near the quake’s epicentre showed few land slips or other signs of damage.

This was partly because the type of rupture at the boundaries of the Australian and Pacific plates meant the energy from the quake was largely directed westwards towards the sea rather than inland towards the nearest towns.

The type of quake, known as a subduction thrust rupture, also meant the quake produced lower frequency shaking, felt as a rolling motion, rather than sharp jolts which would have caused more damage.

New Zealand frequently suffers earthquakes because it marks the meeting point of the Australian and Pacific continental plates.

Gledhill said the latest quake may have brought forward a major quake on the offshore section of the Alpine fault, off the coast of Fiordland in the Tasman Sea.

“There could easily be another large earthquake in another part of that region. We can’t predict that obviously.”
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The latest quake was the biggest since February 2, 1931 when a 7.8 quake killed at least 256 people in the North Island city of Napier.

The biggest quake recorded here measured 8.2 and caused major damage in 1855 in the fledgling European settlement that later became the capital Wellington.

The latest quake was unusual in striking right on the boundary of the Australian and Pacific plates and will be important in researching earthquake hazards, Gledhill said.

http://standeyo.com/NEWS/09_Earth_Changes/090722.after.EQ.NZ.closer.2.AU.html

Do You Sleep Better Tonight?

July 27, 2009

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Obama Appoints 2 Devout Muslims to Homeland Security Posts

NOTE: has anyone ever heard a new government official being identified as a devout Catholic, Jew or Protestant…, just wondering?)

Doesn’t this make you feel safer already??

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Obama and Janet Nappy Appoint Devout Muslim to Homeland Security Post:

Arif Alikhan as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development
Source for announcement:
Homeland Security Press Room

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/06/obama-appointment-arif-ali-khan-asst-secretary-dhs.html

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Shora, who was born in Damascus, Syria

Kareem Shora appointed by DHS Secretary Napolitano on Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC)
Washington, DC
June 5, 2009
http://www.adc.org

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce that earlier today at a ceremony held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore-in ADC National Executive Director Kareem Shora as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC).
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PERSONAL NOTE: If I am not mistaken, men of the Muslim faith flew planes into U.S. buildings not too long ago.

This further proofs the evidence of Obama’s Islamic heart.

Do you feel safer after looking at this? Do you sleep better tonight?

I don’t – Lilo

G-D’s promise to Israel is as certain as the existence and order of the universe!

July 24, 2009

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It seems we live today in the age of insanity. President Obama is trying to force Israel into a disastrous agreement with the Palestinians, the enemies of Israel. Last week, the UN Foreign Policy chief, Javier Solana had the audacity to propose that the United Nations unilaterally declare a Palestinian State.

The nations are sacrificing Israel in order to keep secure the favor of their oil-supplying Muslim oil barons. That is a complete betrayal of the founding purposes on which the UN was created.

The Muslim nations of the Middle East attacked Israel in June 1967 in an effort to annihilate it. Israel defeated them and re-captured the “West Bank” (Judea and Samaria) and Jerusalem. So since then, the so-called West Bank and East Jerusalem has been part of Israel by right of self-defense and conquest.

If you trace back to their beginnings, every Nation was founded upon land gained by conquest. The United States of America certainly was founded on that premise. They took land from the Indians, Mexicans, French and English.

However, there is a different set of rules the world wants to force upon Israel. In the case of the U.S. in particular and the Western Nations in general, these secular governments are much more concerned about keeping the oil supplying Muslim oil barons happy than backing Israel’s just rights as a sovereign nation.

But there is another, more important factor. It is Israel’s solemn G-d-given Covenant in which God gave them the title deed to specific land to which He has returned them from a worldwide dispersion according to His promise.

Israel is the only nation on earth that has a title deed to their land from the Creator. Did you know that Israel doesn’t have a constitution? Why should it need one when it has a direct covenant with the Almighty?

This Creator has also sworn on oath that He will see that a believing remnant of Israel will have a nation on this land forever. And G-d has warned that all peoples that try to take it from them will be destroyed.

These are promises that are in many passages of the Word of God – not just in a few.

So President Obama beware, – as well as all the Muslim nations seeking to annihilate Israel!

“What the Arabs do or do not do doesn’t change what Israel should do.” For Adonai has sworn: “This is what Adonai says, who gives the sun as light for the day, who ordained the laws for the moon and stars to provide light for the night, who stirs up the sea until its waves roar – ADONAI-TZVA’OT is his name: “If these laws leave my presence,” says Adonai, “the the offspring of Israel will stop being a nation in my presence forever.”
(Jeremiah 31:35-36)

G-D’s promise to Israel is as certain as the existence and order of the universe! – Since the sun, moon and stars are still in their prescribed orbit and purpose, Israel still has the right to exist as a Jewish State.

The Great Solar Eclipse of 2009 – July 22!

July 21, 2009

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On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, the moon will hide the face of the sun in the longest total solar eclipse in this 21st century. “It will be a monster, with a totality lasting more than 6.6 minutes at maximum,” say Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson, writers for Sky & Telescope magazine.

It is interesting that three solar eclipses occur on each of three annual calendar dates introducing the Jewish month of Av for the years 2008, 2009, and 2010. The first eclipse occurred on August 1, 2008. The second solar eclipse is coming up this month — on July 22, 2009, and the third will happen on July 11, 2010. These dates vary in the Gregorian calendar, but occur on the same calendar date in the Jewish calendar — Av 1.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon travels across the face of the sun, thus blocking out its sunlight. A “total” solar eclipse means that the moon is large enough (closer to Earth) to completely cover the surface of the sun, whereas, an “annular” solar eclipse means that the moon is farther away from Earth and appears smaller than the sun’s disk. A “partial” solar eclipse means that the moon only crosses part the sun’s surface, but does not completely block out its light. These three solar eclipses are “total” eclipses — last year in the far north, this year across the middle of Earth’s surface, and next year in the far south.

The solar eclipse last year (August 1, 2008) was seen in parts of the Arctic, Siberia, and central Asia. The second of these three solar eclipses will be coming up this month on July 22, 2009. Sky & Telescope magazine (December 2008) had a story about this solar eclipse, saying that it would be the longest eclipse of the century and would not be seen in this configuration again until 2132.

Fred Espenak and Jay Anderson, writers for Sky & Telescope said, “A total eclipse of the sun will cross China next summer. Unlike the eclipse last August, the one on July 22, 2009, will darken major cities, densely populated countryside, and a vast expanse of tropical ocean.”

“The third total solar eclipse will happen on July 11, 2010, almost entirely over the South Pacific. Easter Island and southern Chile (at sunset) offer the only landfalls. The South Pacific is again the site of the next one, on November 13, 2012.”

November 13, 2012 … hmmm … that’s in the fourth year of this Sabbatical cycle, near December 12, 2012, the final day in the Mayan calendar. Could these be heavenly signs?

The total solar eclipse this month will have a magnitude of 1.080 that will be visible from a narrow corridor through northern India, eastern Nepal, northern Bangladesh, Bhutan, the northern tip of Myanmar, central China and the Pacific Ocean, including Ryukyu Islands, Marshall Islands and Kiribati. Totality will be visible in many cities such as Surat, Varanasi, Patna, Thimphu, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Hangzhou and Shanghai. A partial eclipse will be seen from the much broader path of the Moon‘s penumbra, including most of South East Asia and north-eastern Oceania.

On Friday, August 1, 2008, a total eclipse of the Sun was visible from within a narrow corridor that traversed half the Earth. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow began in Canada and extended across northern Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mongolia, and China. A partial eclipse was seen within the much broader path of the Moon’s penumbral shadow, which included northeastern North America, most of Europe and Asia.

On Sunday, July 11, 2010, a third total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses Earth’s southern hemisphere. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow will cross the South Pacific Ocean where it will make no landfall except for Mangaia (Cook Islands) and Easter Island (Isla de Pascua). The path of totality will end just after reaching southern Chile and Argentina. The Moon’s penumbral shadow will produce a partial eclipse visible from a much larger region covering the South Pacific and southern South America.

What is remarkable about these solar eclipses is the unusual way they occur on the Jewish calendar. There are several Scriptures that predict signs in the Sun and Moon around the time of the Tribulation Period. Isaiah wrote:

“Behold, the day of the L- RD cometh, … the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.”

“And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible” (Isa. 13:9-11).

It is possible that solar and lunar eclipses over the next few years hold heavenly messages for mankind. They may be the biblical signs predicted for the Sun and Moon.

Bravo, Mr. Netanyahu !

July 20, 2009

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Netanyahu flatly rejected US demand to halt Jerusalem housing project.

Jerusalem is the “unified capital of Israel and the capital of the Jewish people, and sovereignty over it is indisputable,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday, responding to an American demand to put an end to a housing project to be built in east Jerusalem.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the US demand was “odd.”

“Thousands of Arab families build houses in Jerusalem, in the neighborhoods of Neve Yaakov and French Hill, and I’ve never heard any comment on the matter from the United States or Europe,” Lieberman said. “I’m trying to put this delicately: It would be very strange if Jews were discriminated against in Jerusalem of all places, especially in light of the fact that it is not an isolated site; this is the heart of the city, very close to the Government Compound and Israel Police Headquarters.”

According to the Torah, Israel is G-D’s Land and Jerusalem His place of dwelling. What utter arrogance of an American President to tell the Israeli Prime Minister what to do.

This is not a difference of opinion between presidents of two different countries; it is a difference of opinion between Obama and the Almighty.

America, I fear for you! – Lilo

No Growth

July 4, 2009

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American Jobs

July 4, 2009

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John Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 am. While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG). He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE), and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA).

After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA), he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO), to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA), he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY), filled it with GAS (from SAUDI ARABIA) and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.

At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day, checking his Computer (made in MALAYSIA), John decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL), poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and then wondered why he can’t find a good paying job in AMERICA.

AND NOW HE’S HOPING HE CAN GET HELP FROM A PRESIDENT (MADE IN KENYA).