Friday, November 30, 2007

Murderous Frenzy

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and knives, rallied Friday in a central square and demanded the execution of a British teacher convicted of insulting Islam for allowing her students to name a teddy bear "Muhammad." The protesters streamed out of mosques after Friday sermons, as pickups with loudspeakers blared messages against Gillian Gibbons, the teacher who was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in prison and deportation. She avoided the more serious punishment of 40 lashes. The mob called for Gibbons' execution, saying, "No tolerance: Execution," and "Kill her, kill her by firing squad."
  • JJ Commentary: This tells us all we need to know about Islam. Is it the one true God who whips them into a frenzied, murderous state? No, quite the opposite.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

WASHINGTON — After last-minute negotiations on key details, the Bush administration formally announced Tuesday that it will host a Middle East peace conference next week involving nearly 50 different parties with a stake in the process. President Bush will speak at the conference Tuesday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. It "will be a launching point for negotiations leading to the establishment of a Palestinian state and the realization of Israeli-Palestinian peace," White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said. Bush also will meet Monday and Wednesday with two key principals: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The Annapolis details were finalized after days of talks over everything from who would participate to the agenda.

The Israelis and Palestinians are divided on such issues as borders, the status of Jerusalem and the right of Palestinian refugees to return to Israeli land. n addition, Abbas must contend with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza. Martin Indyk, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel under President Clinton and Bush, said the Palestinians are facing a civil war and that Hamas is prepared to attack Abbas for any concessions he might make at the Annapolis meeting. Olmert faces investigations into alleged corruption within his administration and his handling of the 2006 conflict between Hezbollah forces in Lebanon and the Israeli military. In July, Bush had called for the global meeting. He has said he would like to see a Palestinian state by the time his presidency ends in January 2009. White House spokeswoman Dana Perino noted that Bush is the first president to call for a separate Palestinian state, doing so back in 2002. "
  • JJ Commentary: While it always seems to be a good idea to seek peace, Israel and the Middle East are a different story. The implications here are of Biblical, apocalyptic proportions. Trading land for peace and submitting to a Palestinian state is in direct opposition to God’s will. This is ultimately a conflict between God and Allah, a counterfeit god. There never has been a Palestinian state nor a people group called Palestinians. The Romans were the first to refer to this general area as Palestine over 2000 years ago, which then included many different people groups including Arabs and Jews. The so-called Palestinian refugees have mostly been imported from other Muslim nations.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Another Sex Scandal Hits the Church

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The 80-year-old leader of a suburban Atlanta megachurch is at the center of a sex scandal of biblical dimensions: He slept with his brother's wife and fathered a child by her. Members of Archbishop Earl Paulk's family stood at the pulpit of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit at Chapel Hill Harvester Church a few Sundays ago and revealed the secret exposed by a recent court-ordered paternity test. This is not the first — or even the second — sex scandal to engulf Paulk and the independent, charismatic church. But this time, he could be in trouble with the law for lying under oath about the affair.

The living proof of that lie is 34-year-old D.E. Paulk, who for years was known publicly as Earl Paulk's nephew. "I am so very sorry for the collateral damage it's caused our family and the families hurt by the removing of the veil that hid our humanity and our sinfulness," said D.E. Paulk, who received the mantle of head pastor a year and a half ago.
  • JJ commentary: Is it any wonder that unbelievers resist Christianity? Christians are still human and do sin. However, we are supposed to confess our sins and repent – not just when we’re caught!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Fudged Warming Data

WASHINGTON – Dire "global warming" predictions are based on bad science from the very start, says a veteran meteorologist who found surface temperatures recorded throughout the U.S. are done so with almost no regard to scientific standards. As a result of his shocking initial findings that temperature monitoring stations were constructed and placed without regard to achieving accurate recordings of natural temperatures, Anthony Watts set out to investigate the facilities used by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. What he found were temperature stations with sensors on the roofs of buildings, near air-condition-ing exhaust vents, in parking lots near hot automobiles, barbecues, chimneys and on pavement and concrete surfaces – all of which would lead to higher temperature recordings than properly established conditions.

To qualify as a properly maintained temperature station, sensors must be placed in elevated, slatted boxes on flat ground surrounded by a clear surface on a slope of less than 19 degrees with surrounding grass and vegetations ground cover of less than 10 centimeters high. The sensors must be located at least 100 meters from artificial heating or reflecting surfaces, such as buildings, concrete surfaces and parking lots. The vast majority of the stations surveyed to date fail to meet the prescribed standards. Watts' concerns about the temperatures being used to gauge whether global warming is actually taking place began when he read a 1997 study by the U.S. National Research Council that concluded the consistency and quality of temperature stations was "inadequate and deteriorating." Meanwhile, he learned, the U.S. Historical Climatological Network, responsible for maintaining the stations, was doing nothing to address the problems.
  • JJ Commentary: As usual, things are not always what they appear to be. It’s not surprising that the New World (Dis)Order folks would find a way to fudge the data.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Family Breakdown Equals Abuse

Many scholars and front-line caseworkers who monitor America's families see the abusive-boyfriend syndrome as part of a worrisome trend. These experts and observers note an ever-increasing share of America's children grow up in homes without both biological parents, and say the risk of child abuse is markedly higher in the non-traditional family structures. "This is the dark underbelly of cohabitation," said Brad Wilcox, a sociology professor at the University of Virginia. "Cohabitation has become quite common, and most people think, 'What's the harm?' The harm is we're increasing a pattern of relationships that's not good for children."

Children living in households with unrelated adults are nearly 50 times as likely to die of inflicted injuries as children living with two biological parents, according to a study of Missouri abuse reports published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2005. Children living in stepfamilies or with single parents are at higher risk of physical or sexual assault than children living with two biological or adoptive parents, according to several studies co-authored by David Finkelhor, director of the University of New Hampshire's Crimes Against Children Research Center. Girls whose parents divorce are at significantly higher risk of sexual assault, whether they live with their mother or their father, according to research by Robin Wilson, a family law professor at Washington and Lee University.
  • JJ Commentary: And are we surprised?? We’ve been warning about the ill effects of the breakdown in families for years. The researchers are just now catching on.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Dollar Demise

LONDON – The dollar could collapse if Opec officially admits considering changing the pricing of oil into alternative currencies such as the euro, the Saudi Arabian foreign minister has warned. Prince Saud Al-Faisal was overheard ruling out a proposal from Iran and Venezuela to discuss pricing crude in a private meeting at the oil cartel's conference. In an embarrassing blunder at the meeting in Riyadh, ministers' microphones were not cut off during a key closed meeting, and Prince Al-Faisal was heard saying: "My feeling is that the mere mention that the Opec countries are studying the issue of the dollar is itself going to have an impact that endangers the interests of the countries. "There will be journalists who will seize on this point and we don't want the dollar to collapse instead of doing something good for Opec."

Iran and Venezuela have argued that the meeting's final communique should voice concern about the level of the dollar, which has recently fallen to new record lows against the euro. They are pushing for oil to be denominated against a basket of currencies.
  • JJ Commentary: So what does this mean for the good ‘ol USA? More of our sovereignty erodes and we lose our “last remaining superpower” status just as the New World (Dis)Order folks desire.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Military Control

New federal legislation shows the Bush administration has begun systematically putting in place authorization for the president to federalize the National Guard and use the U.S. military in domestic emergency situations. A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (H.R. 1585) requires the secretary of defense to prepare and submit to Congress by March 1, 2008, and each subsequent March 1 a plan to coordinate the use of the National Guard and members of the Armed Forces on active duty when responding to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.

Gen. Victor E. "Gene" Renuart, the commander of USNORTHCOM says he's prepared to obey any order from the president to deploy U.S. troops on American soil in response to a domestic emergency. USNORTHCOM was established in 2002 with responsibility for a "homeland defense" area that includes the U.S., Canada, Mexico, parts of the Caribbean and waters in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans contiguous to the U.S.
  • JJ Commentary: This is a furtherance of the New World (Dis)Order’s objectives to establish greater control through “controlled chaos” (i.e. real or perceived emergencies).

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tolerance of All - Except Christianity

A senior Muslim cleric who is a prominent justifier of suicide bombings met last week with senators and congressmen and consulted last month with Secretary of State Condoleezza RiceSheik Taysir Tamimi, chief Palestinian justice, also claimed in a recently released book for which he was interviewed that the Torah was "falsified," Jewish and Christian history were "invented," the Jewish Temples never existed and the Al Aqsa Mosque was built by angels. "I am very glad to have this occasion to speak to Congress and the Senate and have access to groups and individuals that form American policy," said Tamimi in a statement.

"I emphasized in the meetings the importance of religious coexistence and that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be solved without creating a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital," the he said. "I emphasized in the meetings the importance of religious coexistence and that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be solved without creating a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital," the he said. Tamimi is considered the second most important Palestinian cleric after Muhammad Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. He met in Washington last week with a slew of lawmakers as part of a new interfaith religious organization – the Council for Religious Institutions in the Holy Land – formed with the stated purpose of promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace.
  • JJ Commentary: Can you imagine the howling protests if a Christian leader was given similar access to Congress and said that Muhammad was a madman?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Playing God

LONDON (AP) — The international community faces a stark choice: outlaw human cloning or prepare for the creation of cloned humans, U.N. researchers said Saturday. Previous attempts to reach a binding worldwide treaty foundered over divisions on whether to outlaw all cloning or permit cloning of cells for research. The best solution may be to ban human cloning, but to allow countries to conduct strictly controlled therapeutic research, including stem cell research, according to the report from the Japan-based United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies.

Almost all countries oppose human cloning and more than 50 nations have introduced laws banning it. But lack of binding global legislation gives scientists an opening to create human clones in countries where bans do not exist. "Failure to outlaw reproductive cloning means it is just a matter of time until cloned individuals share the planet," said Brendan Tobin, a human rights lawyer who co-authored the report.
  • JJ Commentary: This is yet another end-time reason why Jesus will be coming back soon to “restore all things” before they get too far out of control.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Islamic Treason

A Washington, D.C., imam states explicitly on the website for his organization that he is part of a movement working toward replacement of the U.S. government with "the Islamic State of North America" by 2050. With branches in Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Philadelphia, the group As-Sabiqun – or the Vanguard – is under the leadership of Abdul Alim Musa in the nation's capital. Musa's declaration of his intention to help lead a takeover of America was highlighted by noted Islam observer Robert Spencer on his website Jihad Watch.

Musa launched the group in the early 1990s at the Al-Islam mosque in Philadelphia. His group says it is influenced by the writings and life work of Muslim thinkers and leaders such as Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb and Iranian revolutionary Ayatollah Khomenei. The writings of Al-Banna and Qutb figured prominently in al-Qaida's formation. The groups says it does not "advocate participation in the American political process as an ideal method for advancing Islamic issues in the U.S.; instead, it believes in a strong and active outreach to the people of the U.S."
  • JJ Commentary: Hmmm. Religious freedom, yes. Replace the government with an Islamic State? Sounds kinda treasonous to me.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Satan Assaults Christ(mas)

Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development officials have announced a ban on any decorations in HUD housing complexes that mention Jesus or represent religion for the Christmas season, and the American Family Association has responded with a petition drive to overturn the decision. The AFA has set up a link to allow constituents to send e-mails to the HUD secretary or President Bush expressing their objections to the policy. The issue arose at the Plant City Living Center in Plant City, Fla., where 85-year-old Mrs. Arnold was told that federal law now prohibits her from displaying anything that references religion – words, decorations and the like – in the common area of her apartment building, a HUD facility.

The grandmother told AFA she was instructed that even an angel decoration would be disallowed by the ban, which makes her think of the restrictions in Germany during World War II. According to the center, HUD has issued a directive banning "any religious symbols or religious words associated with Christmas," which effectively prevents Mrs. Arnold from placing a small Christmas tree outside her door if it contains any religious symbols or words.
  • JJ Commentary: Satan’s assault against Christ(mas) continues to be aided and abetted by our very own government.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Shameful Sell-out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Televangelist Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition, endorsed Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday. The former New York mayor backs abortion rights and gay rights, positions that put him in conflict with conservative GOP orthodoxy, and has been trying to persuade evangelical conservatives like Robertson to overlook their differences on those issues. Robertson made no mention of his differences with Giuliani on social issues in Wednesday's statement.
  • JJ Commentary: This is an extraordinary sell-out by one of our Christian leaders in support of a pro-abortion, pro-gay rights candidate. It is shameful and inexcusable.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Into The Cesspool

The governing council in Montgomery County, Md., is considering adopting an "open doors" policy to its public restrooms, locker rooms and other facilities to meet the demands of a transgender "non-discrimination" plan, which would allow men into women's lockers and vice versa, a support group reports. According to notes from city council meetings, Sprigg said, the only requirement will be that the person using the public facilities, including showers and locker rooms, be of the gender they present in public. The county plan, Bill 23-07, specifically would augment the state's non-discrimination plan by adding "gender identity" as a protected class.

In addition to prohibiting discrimination in the areas of employment and housing, Bill 23-07 adds 'public accommodation' to the list, causing many to question the judgment of allowing men who merely claim they feel female to have complete access to women's restrooms, showers and locker rooms in schools, and other places of public accommodation such as health clubs, swimming pools, and store dressing rooms.
  • JJ Commentary: Sick, sick, sick. The so-called “homosexual agenda” is leading us into a cesspool of perversion.