Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Sovereignty Surrendered

The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America summit in Canada released a plan that established U.N. law along with regulations by the World Trade Organization and World Health Organization as supreme over U.S. law and set the stage for militarizing the management of continental health emergencies. The "North American Plan for Avian & Pandemic Influenza" was finalized at the SPP summit last week in Montebello, Quebec. With virtually no media attention, in 2005 President Bush shifted U.S. policy on avian flu and pandemic influenza, placing the country under international guidelines not specifically determined by domestic agencies.

The new International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza was designed to supersede an earlier November 2005 Homeland Security report that called for a U.S. national strategy that would be coordinated by the Departments of Homeland Security, Health and Agriculture. The 2005 plan, operative until Bush announced the International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza, directed the State Department to work with the WHO and U.N., but it does not mention that international health controls are to be considered controlling over relevant U.S. statutes or authorities. Under the International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza, Bush agreed the U.S. would work through the U.N. system influenza coordinator to develop a continental emergency response plan operating through authorities under the WTO, North American Free Trade Agreement and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
  • JJ Commentary: Slowly but surely President Bush suurenders American sovereignty to the emerging North American Union

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Islamic Dictatorship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Bush raised a new defense of his Iraq policy Wednesday, saying the Middle East has the potential to create democracies like those that arose in Japan and South Korea if the United States perseveres. "The hard work we are doing in the Middle East can have the same results we've seen in Asia and elsewhere, if we show the same perseverance and the same sense of purpose," Bush said. Bush's speeches Wednesday and next week are designed to "provide broader context" for the "long-term" debate over future Iraq policy, said presidential counselor Ed Gillespie. Next week's speech will focus on the Middle East, he said.
  • JJ Commentary: As with many analogies, this one fails due to one primary difference – Islamic government does not lend itself to democracy, but is instead, by definition, dictatorial.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Finally, Global Sensibility

A major new scientific study concludes the impact of carbon dioxide emissions on worldwide temperatures is largely irrelevant, prompting one veteran meteorologist to quip, "You can go outside and spit and have the same effect as doubling carbon dioxide." That comment comes from Reid Bryson, founding chairman of the Department of Meteorology at the University of Wisconsin, who said the temperature of the earth is increasing, but that it's got nothing to do with what man is doing. "Of course it's going up. It has gone up since the early 1800s, before the Industrial Revolution, because we're coming out of the Little Ice Age, not because we're putting more carbon dioxide into the air." The project, called "Heat Capacity, Time Constant, and Sensitivity of Earth's Climate System," was authored by Brookhaven National lab scientist Stephen Schwartz.

"Effectively, this (new study) means that the global economy will spend trillions of dollars trying to avoid a warming of (about) 1.0 K by 2100 A.D.," Wilson wrote in a note to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Sunday. He was referring to the massive expenditures that would be required under such treaties as the Kyoto Protocol. Another leader, Ivy League geologist Robert Giegengack, chairman of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania, said he doesn't even consider global warming among the top 10 environmental problems.
  • JJ Commentary: A reminder: global warming is being used by the New World (Dis)Order to create a need for the one-world government that they (and Satan) desire as prophesied in Revelation 13:11-17

The "Three Amigos" Conspiracy

OTTAWA — Protesters greeted President Bush and the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Monday as the three men got together to discuss border security, emergency response, trade and other economic issues. Several hundred people demonstrated outside the log-cabin resort in Montebello where Bush, Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper convened for the North American Leaders' Summit, dubbed the "Three Amigos" summit. Demonstrators' signs opposed the Iraq war and cited other causes. One said, "Say No To Americanada," a reference to an agenda focused on standardizing regulations to improve the flow of commerce throughout North America.

"This meeting is a reaffirmation of the commitment that all three of these countries have to creating a secure and prosperous continent," White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said. He cautioned the summit was unlikely to yield "any major announcements."
  • JJ Commentary: Of course there will be no major announcements. The North American Union is being created in secrecy with executive orders and agreements that have only come to light through the Freedom of Information process.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Palestinian Myth

JERUSALEM -- Palestinian negotiators drafting an agreement behind the scenes with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office have made clear they will not accept any final peace deal with Israel unless the Jewish state forfeits the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site. A chief Palestinian negotiator said yesterday, "there can be no agreement with Israel unless we get complete sovereignty of the Mount. Once Palestinian control over the [Temple Mount] is fixed, then we will make assurances for Jewish visits to the site."

The chief negotiator said aides from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah organization have been hammering out the parameters of a final status agreement for presentation in November at a U.S.-backed international summit regarding the Middle East. Issues already discussed between Israel and the Palestinians reportedly include the division of parts of Jerusalem and debates regarding permanent borders between Israel and the PA.
  • JJ Commentary: Did you know that there never has been a Palestinian state? Did you know that Jews are also Palestinians? An area once called Philistine was renamed Palestine under Roman occupation. At that time there were many indigenous people in the area. The myth of Palestine refugees and a Palestinian state was cooked up by the Arabs over 50 years ago as a negotiating ploy.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Corruption Impedes Terrorist Investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents ignored or dropped leads and at times entire cases involving terrorist activities because of disputes with the FBI, says a report by federal officials released Monday. In examining 10 cases that began at ICE and were taken over by the FBI, the inspectors general of the Homeland Security and the Justice departments found that seven suffered from lack of cooperation until they were taken over by the Joint Terrorism Task Forces, which the FBI controls. The report cited delays and refusals by the FBI involving investigative actions that needed court approval, which led ICE agents to avoid leads and cases that would have required FBI involvement. "We were ... extremely troubled that ICE agents would say that their agents declined to undertake a case of potential national security significance for such petty reasons," the inspectors general wrote.
  • JJ Commentary: Humanity’s sinful nature contaminates and corrupts whatever it touches, wherever it goes. Only when Jesus returns will sinfulness be completely irradicated

Monday, August 13, 2007

North American Union Progressing

President Bush will interrupt his summer vacation in Crawford, Texas, next week to attend the third summit meeting of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, or SPP, slated for Aug. 20 and 21 in Montebello, Quebec, at the five-star Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello resort. Bush will meet with Mexico's President Felipe Calderon and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the event. The meeting has been hidden in a cloud of secrecy until World Net Daily obtained from an Access to Information Act request a previously unreleased copy of a government report detailing agenda plans for the third SPP summit.

The memo clearly states at center stage in the Montebello SPP summit will be recommendations by the North American Competitiveness Council, regarding promoting North American competitiveness for multinational corporations through "integrating" and "harmonizing" regulations between Mexico, Canada and the U.S. As many as 10,000 protesters are expected to be in Quebec to oppose the meeting. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada's national police force, and the Sûreté du Québec, the state police, plan to maintain a 25-kilometer protest-free zone around the Montebello resort where the meeting is to be held.
  • JJ Commentary: The march toward the North American Union and the one-world government continues steadily and surely onward.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth

How are abortion clinics protecting themselves against charges under the partial-birth abortion ban? By ensuring unborn babies are dead by injecting them first with lethal drugs before aborting them. The practice has been adopted by many abortion providers across the U.S. in the wake of the Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, reported the Boston Globe. In order to avoid any chance of a live birth and prosecution, three major Harvard-affiliated hospitals – Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women's, and Beth Israel Deaconess – have made lethal injections in the womb a standard operating procedure for abortions at 20 weeks gestation or later.Generally, it is believed the risk to the woman is slight, although critics of the federal ban say they should not have to be inconvenienced.
  • JJ Commentary: “Inconvenienced? Has convenience become the standard by which all things, including life and death, are judged? Unfortunately, it has. Self is exalted above all – especially above God and His absolute truth.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

End-Time Weather

GENEVA (AP) — Floods in Asia, a cyclone in the Middle East and extreme temperatures around the globe since the start of the year have borne out warnings made by a key climate change report, an expert with the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its fourth report, warning that global warming would increase the number of extreme weather events and cause more natural disasters, which will hit the poor hardest.

Global surface temperatures in January — when Europe experienced an unusually mild winter — were the highest since records began. According to data compiled by WMO measurements were 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit above the 127-year average. The Geneva-based agency said April temperatures around the world rose 2.46 degrees Fahrenheit above the historical average since 1880. Record storms, floods and heat waves have since occurred in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.
  • JJ Commentary: Global warming and extreme weather are end-time phenomena, literal signs of the times. Whether human or nature caused is irrelevant, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Vulgarity Reigns

Four firefighters are suing the city of San Diego for being forced by their superiors to attend the annual "Gay Pride" parade where they endured a barrage of sexual taunts and lewd gestures. San Diego's fire chief, Tracy Jarman, is an open lesbian who called the July 21 parade a "fun event" in which "all employees are encouraged to participate." But the firefighters said, unlike previous years, they were ordered into uniform to participate in the parade in their fire truck, despite their repeated protests.

The firefighters' legal counsel, the Thomas More Law Center, said the men were "left with the Hobson's choice of either violating their conscience or being disciplined for disobeying a direct order." The firefighters, described as devoted husbands and fathers, said they were subject to the most vulgar kinds of sexual harassment.
  • JJ Commentary: Welcome to the “brave, new world.”

Friday, August 3, 2007

Hate the Sin, Not the Sinner

When does the freedom to practice religion become discrimination? The California Supreme Court is being asked to answer that question when it hears a legal dispute between a lesbian mom and two doctors who refused to artificially inseminate her for religious reasons. The first-of-its-kind case is shaping up as one of the most controversial before the court in years. The court has not set a date to hear the case, but more than 40 groups already have filed briefs asking to be heard.

What distinguishes the case of Guadalupe Benitez is that the physicians involved refused to provide a medical procedure to one patient that they readily provide to others, says Jill Morrison, legal counsel to the National Women's Law Center, an advocacy group that works to protect women's rights in the workplace, schools, sports, and health care. "Usually, providers who object to certain services object to them for everyone: 'I won't provide contraception.' In this case, they don't object to the service, just the patient. You can't pick and choose. You can't say, 'I will perform it for white people, but not for black people.' "
  • JJ Commentary: There’s a big difference between skin color and sinfulness. The doctors aren’t discriminating between persons, but rather against sins.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Wanted: A Benign Dictator

MANILA (AP) — Asia opened its biggest security forum on Thursday with calls for greater cooperation in battling climate change, energy shortages and nuclear threats. The ASEAN Regional Forum brings together the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and officials from 27 other countries, including China, Australia, Japan, EU, Russia and the two Koreas. The region also faces continuing threats from terrorism and separatist insurgencies in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and elsewhere. A pact signed Wednesday by ASEAN and Australia pledged closer cooperation in combatting cross-border crimes including terrorism — a mutual concern because both regions have been targeted by al-Qaeda-linked militants.
  • JJ Commentary: Another logical step toward regional government on the path to the one-world government prophesied in Revelation 13. If it weren’t for greedy, power-hungry, ungodly leaders, this would all be fine and dandy. What we need is a benign dictator. His name is Jesus.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Jewish Complicity

JERUSALEM – Security forces acting on orders from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert yesterday destroyed a synagogue used by Jews to worship near Joseph's Tomb, Judaism's third holiest site and the believed burial place of the biblical patriarch Joseph – the son of Jacob who was sold by his brothers into slavery and later became the viceroy of Egypt. Under the 1993 Oslo Accords, which granted nearby strategic territory to the Palestinians, Joseph's Tomb was supposed to be accessible to Jews and Christians. But following repeated attacks against Jewish worshippers at the holy site by gunmen associated with then-PLO leader Yasser Arafat's militias, Prime Minister Ehud Barak in October 2000 ordered an Israeli unilateral retreat from the area.The tomb is located near the modern day West Bank city of Nablus, or biblical Shechem.

Currently, Jewish pilgrimage to Joseph's Tomb is legal only several times per year in convoys protected by the Israel Defense Forces. Still, some Jews regularly attempt clandestine visits to the holy site. Jewish students last year built a structure on the West Bank's Mount Gerizim, which is just outside the tomb area. The structure was used as a synagogue and was constructed on the Mount so Jews can pray and study Torah as close to the tomb site as possible. Dozens of Jewish students congregated daily at the makeshift synagogue. But Olmert's office and Israeli government officials deemed the structure – which they refused to call a synagogue – illegal since it was built without a government permit. Yesterday, under direct orders from Olmert, the Israel Civil Lands Administration destroyed the structure.
  • JJ Commentary: Bad enough that the surrounding Arab/Muslim nations want to destroy Israel, but to have the Jews destroying their own legacy and giving away their God-given land is truly atrocious.