Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Predatory Teachers

An estimated five million students in United States schools have been assaulted sexually by teachers, according to a congressional report. But no one is calling for investigations or law enforcement crackdowns, there have been no campaigns to ban the offenders from schools, and in many states there aren't even any requirements such predator attacks be reported to education licensing agencies. "We have approximately five million children suffering and no one is calling for an investigation, for any kind of data to be collected to find out why that many children are being hurt by teachers," said Terri Miller, who runs probably the only organization in the nation that focuses specifically on assaults by educators on students. "This is an epidemic."

In fact, in many cases, especially where the attacker is a woman and the student a male, such assaults are treated as a joke, with a hand-slap for the teacher, and some ribald locker room humor directed at the student. Miller said that the problem easily could be many times larger than the scandals involving Catholic Church priests molesting children, and the hundreds of millions of dollars in civil liabilities already determined in those cases. "You are not mandated to send your children to church, but you are mandated by law to send your children to school," she said. "And, by God, schools better be mandated to keep them safe." She's said she's confident of two things: the problem is bigger than most people want to realize, and there's very little being done to address it.
  • JJ Commentary: Our lust-filled media has produced a society where there are no absolute standards. Consequently, people do “whatever is right in his own eyes” (Deut. 12:8, Judges 17:6, 21:25, et. al.). This is a clear end-time phenomenon, “lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God” (2Tim. 2-4).

Spiritual Consequences

SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. — Newborn Sara's story shows how the definition of family is being reshaped by science and the yearning for parenthood. Jen Betts, 26, is a gestational surrogate. Sara's fathers, Doug Metcalfe and Brian Lahmann, are a gay couple. Sara is the result of an anonymous donor's egg and sperm from one of the fathers; they haven't even told their families which one. The embryo was transferred to Betts by in vitro fertilization. Since 1976, there have been about 25,000 surrogate births in the USA, says Shirley Zager of the Organization of Parents Through Surrogacy, a non-profit national support group. A few states ban paid surrogacy, she says, and the use of surrogates by gay couples is rare but growing.

Surrogacy is complicated by emotions and debates about law and morality. Arthur Caplan, director of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics, says it raises ethical questions: Do parents have a right to control surrogates' exercise and alcohol or drug consumption? How do surrogates and parents feel a decade later? Should surrogates get visitation rights? "Most people would say, 'Wait a minute. If you can buy an egg and buy sperm and buy a uterus, aren't we doing baby-buying?' " he says. "Is that right?" Surrogacy could lead to genetic engineering, says Herbert Krimmel, a professor at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles who has written about the issue. "I don't think it's appropriate to create a child for compensation," he says. He believes the practice is "potentially very psychologically damaging to the child" and the surrogate.
  • JJ Commentary: When we disrupt the natural order with our vain attempts to play god, societal consequences will surely follow: “For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption.” (Gal. 6:8). This isn’t judgment, it’s God’s law

Monday, January 15, 2007

Israel's God-Given Land

Unbeknownst to most Americans, the Iraq Study Group also made the following recommendations to President Bush: 1) Divide Jerusalem and give Judea and Samaria to the PA, a terrorist regime; 2) Give the Golan Heights to Syria, a terrorist state; 3) Invite the terrorist states Iran and Syria to a peace conference, and exclude Israel.
  • JJ Commentary: Not only does the so-called “Road Map to Peace” propose giving away Israel’s God-given land, but the Iraq Study Group takes this unholy plan several steps further from God’s plan and His heart

Corporate and Financial Globalists Lead the Way

The euro has displaced the US dollar as the world’s pre-eminent currency in international bond markets, having outstripped the dollar-denominated market for the second year in a row. Outstanding euro-denominated debt accounts for 45 per cent of the global market, compared with 37 per cent for the dollar. That represents a startling turnabout from the pattern seen in recent decades, when the US bond market dwarfed its European rival: as recently as 2002, outstanding euro-denominated issuance represented just 27 per cent of the global pie, compared with 51 per cent for the dollar. The rising role of the euro comes amid growing issuance by debt-laden European governments. However, the main factor is a rise in euro-denominated issuance by companies and financial institutions.
  • JJ Commentary: Global corporations and financial institutions are leading the way into the New World (Dis)Order.

North American Union Underway

WASHINGTON – The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, which some have criticized as a framework for moving toward regional government between the U.S., Canada and Mexico, has laid out plans for increased regulatory cooperation between the three nations in new, full-color, trilingual publications. Copies of the "2005 Report to Leaders" and the "2006 Report to Leaders" were sent obtained by several congressional offices that are beginning to take a serious interest in SPP working group activities and decision-making. The copyright page of the 2005 report indicates that the report was co-published by the governments of the United States and Mexico, as well as copyrighted in Canada.

The 2005 and 2006 reports continue to discuss numerous memoranda of understanding and other agreements that the trilateral working groups are formulating on their own, without direct congressional oversight or any reference to being published in the Federal Register. Yet, the vast majority of the agreements reached under SPP have never been published. The reports discuss the SPP's trilateral modification of administrative rules and regulation under the rubric of "integrating" and "harmonizing" into a "North American" structure what previously were administrative rules and regulations of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Some critics of the SPP see it leading toward a breakdown of national sovereignty and representative government, fearing it will lead inexorably toward a European Union-style regionalization for North America.
  • JJ Commentary: The North American Union is not just a concept, but a working plan already underway

Greedy Globalists

WASHINGTON — At home and abroad, globalization is under increasing stress. From Venezuela, where President Hugo Chavez announced plans last week to nationalize critical industries, to Thailand, which has imposed new controls on foreign capital, countries are embracing long-discredited economic strategies. In Geneva, multilateral talks aimed at a new global trade pact remain deadlocked. "The idea of globalization and continued societal embrace of openness seems to be in a very deep sense of crisis," says Rawi Abdelal, a professor at Harvard Business School.

The ebbing enthusiasm for additional integration is particularly noteworthy coming after four consecutive years of global economic expansion. That's what makes the pervasive gripes over globalization — the free flow of goods, services and capital across national borders — so striking. "Despite the relatively favorable average income gains of the past few years, a common feature of the political context in economies around the world is the fragility or weakness of public support for openness and economic integration," Timothy Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said in a speech last week. As perhaps the world's most globalized economy, the USA benefits enormously from increasingly integrated markets and financial flows.
  • JJ Commentary: Globalism, a concept being pushed by the New World (Dis)Order “elitists” who want to rule and reign over the world, is being exposed for the power hungry, greedy gambit it is.

Friday, January 12, 2007

ASEAN Economic Community

CEBU, Philippines — Southeast Asian leaders have agreed to begin writing a regional charter to create a more closely integrated regional bloc similar to the European Union and to jointly combat terrorism and cross-border crimes, according to a draft of their final statement obtained by The Associated Press on Friday. The statement also includes an agreement on the protection of migrant workers — a major issue in the region — and a vow to create an "ASEAN Economic Community" with a free flow of goods, services, investment and capital by 2015. The 10 countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have long voiced support for a joint charter, but the process of writing one remains in its initial stages. Officials here say they see the declaration as a starting point for the charter, and have refused to speculate on when it might actually be completed.
  • JJ Commentary: First the European Union. Next the North American Union and the Asian Union. New World (Dis)Order on its way.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Suicidal Insanity

The United States, aided by Israel, over the last few weeks has provided 7,000 assault rifles and more than 1 million rounds of ammunition to militias associated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, senior Fatah militants told WND. The arms were provided to bolster Fatah against rival Hamas factions, the Fatah militants said. Fatah and Hamas have engaged in weeks of deadly firefights since Abbas last month called for new Palestinian elections in a move widely seen as an attempt to dismantle the Hamas-led PA. Abu Yousuf, a Fatah militant from Abba's Force 17 security forces, told WND while some of the weapons may be used in confrontations against Hamas, the bulk of the American arms would be utilized to "hit the Zionists." He said if there is a major conflict with Israel, U.S. weapons provided to Fatah may be shared with other "Palestinian resistance organizations."
  • JJ Commentary: When will we learn that arms we provide to one side in a conflict are eventually used against us (e.g. Osama and Saddam)? This is suicidal insanity

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Amniotic Fluids to the Rescue

Christian leaders from around the world are hailing the announcement of a source for stem cells – and their related medical research lines – without obtaining them from aborted babies or from lab-created-and-destroyed human embryos. The announcement in Nature Biotechnology said seven years of research by scientists from Wake Forest School of Medicine and Harvard University concluded that stem cell lines derived from amniotic fluid actually have a greater potential for good than stem cells from human embryos. "This story has become Page 1 news today because, to this point, the media has not told the truth about how promising non-embryonic stem cell research is," said James Dobson, founder of the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family Action.

"Instead, they've chosen to put their emphasis on promoting research that kills human beings in their tiniest form. "Hopefully, the facts that were brought to the fore today will influence members of the House of Representatives to reject the expansion of federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research when the legislation comes up for a vote this week," he continued. "There is now a tremendous opportunity for those of us who hold to pro-life views to call for uncompromising support of research using sources that do not imperil preborn life."
  • JJ Commentary: Of course, the mainstream media has buried this story. There is too much secular humanist capital already spent on embryonic stem cell research to admit they were wrong

Love of Money

Ask young people about their generation's top life goals and the answer is clear and resounding: They want to be rich and famous. Eighty-one percent of 18- to 25-year-olds surveyed in a Pew Research Center poll released today said getting rich is their generation's most important or second-most-important life goal; 51% said the same about being famous. "We're seeing the common person become famous for being themselves," says David Morrison of the Philadelphia-based research firm Twentysomething Inc. MTV and reality TV are in large part fueling these youthful desires, he says. The results of the Pew telephone survey of 579 young people describe the "millennial" generation (also known as Gen Y), who were born since the early 1980s and were raised in the glow and glare of their parents' omnipresent cameras. While experts say it's natural for humans to seek attention, these young people revel in it.
  • JJ Commentary: How sad. With society not giving them any moral leadership, the god of mammon has taken this generation over. With the “love of money” being the “root of all kinds of evil” (1Timothy 6:10), pity them and us

Friday, January 5, 2007

North American Union Up the Flagpole

Arizona State University is teaching that the U.S., Mexico and Canada need to be integrated into a unified superstate, where U.S. citizens of the future will be known as "North Americanists," according to the taxpayer-funded "Building North America" program. The program openly advocates for the integration of economic issues across the continent, and in many places goes further – such as the call for a common North American currency, the “amero” modeled after the euro currency of the European Union.

The programming the university is providing for help in teaching the new North American focus is just the latest evidence of the mounting campaign for a de facto North American Union. Although most in the establishment press are not covering the controversy, it has earned the opposition of a number of high-level voices including congressmen like Tom Tancredo, Virgil Goode and Ron Paul, and newsmen like CNN's Lou Dobbs who has described the U.S. government's actions in this effort as "Orwellian."
  • JJ Commentary: Make no mistake, this is not a “fruitcake” conspiracy theory, but an actual plan being implemented by the New World (Dis)Order, the global elitists who want to run our lives

Monday, January 1, 2007

The Messiah, Not The Mahdi

An official state media website in Iran has posted a message heralding the coming of the Shiite messianic figure, Imam Mahdi, noting he could arrive with Jesus by the spring equinox. "Imam Mahdi (may God hasten his reappearance) will appear all of a sudden on the world scene with a voice from the skies announcing his reappearance at the holy Ka'ba in Mecca," the message says. The Islamic Republic of Iran broadcasting website said in a program called "The World toward Illumination," that the Mahdi will form an army to defeat the enemies of Islam in a series of apocalyptic battles, in which the Mahdi will overcome his archvillain in Jerusalem.

The Mahdi's far sightedness and firmness in the face of mischievous elements will strike awe. After his uprising from Mecca all of Arabia will be submit to him and then other parts of the world as he marches upon Iraq and established his seat of global government in the city of Kufa. Then the Imam will send 10 thousand of his forces to the east and west to uproot the oppressors. At this time God will facilitate things for him and lands will come under his control one after the other.
  • JJ Commentary: Amazing, isn’t it, how Satan counterfeits the truth to try and make it his own. Jesus is not coming with the Messiah, He is the Messiah!