Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sun Oct 19th Todays News

Highly lauded for allowing women to have it all, the free offer to freeze eggs for female employees is not good policy. The trade off for the free policy is to give up hard won rights like flexible working hours, working from home and maternity leave. The cost to women is substantial with prime years for child bearing sacrificed for poor ones and no hope for raising a family without substantial medical intervention. Women who become used to work routines have to work very hard to family ones. Even so, it is unthinkable a union would oppose this bad policy, and sadly Christian Churches will also likely be too impressed with the progressive badge. 

Sad to report the Bolt Report Supporters Group is besieged by a cadre of ADL followers. The ADL and Australian Tea Party are brothers with the EDL in UK and ADL (American Defence League) in the US. They have fostered right wing terrorism around the world and are known for brawling, marching and threatening minorities. Often ADL members are former soldiers and police security types who join a club in transitioning to public life. A person is not bad for being a member, but the bigotry and bad behaviour should raise flags for reasonable people. The Bolt Report Supporters page was founded by the ADL with a view to attracting conservatives who supported journalist Andrew Bolt. Part of the activity that admins of this page will not accept was to produce numerous pointers and links to ADL and EDL pages which typically spread anti Muslim hate. In the past, they spread anti Jew hate too. They are directly linked to the British Nationalist Party and neo Nazis. They might argue they have grown, and no longer seek a final solution to Zionists but just want to preserve a nationalist identity, but a good person would not accept that. Many ADL types are tasked to cause trouble for any page that does not toe their line. So it will be the case that there will be many such people on and off this site will claim they feel hard done by by the administration carrying out their duties. They will claim they have been unfairly booted and they will claim they have been denied freedom of speech. They also claim not to know about ADL. One way to spot them is to note they hate a lot. They hate Muslims and cannot distinguish between a Muslim and a terrorist that is Islamo Fascist. They worry about women's clothing a lot. They oppose male circumcision because they link it to female genital mutilation. You might befriend such a person, but they will never be your friend. They might want to use your account on FB. 

Bolt Report was not on today or last year owing to sport. So Insiders was on. Insiders is an ABC program that is terribly biased to the left. Today, Nikki Savva provided a balanced viewpoint while Laura Tingle, David Marr and Barrie Cassidy openly promoted left wing propaganda. Tingle, on the issue of Australia sending health workers to Africa to combat Ebola, said she didn't understand the government policy and felt it was wrong. But she can't have it both ways. Either Tingle understands it and it is wrong, or Tingle does not understand it and so the policy might be very good. To be fair to Tingle, she understands the policy well, but doesn't want the ALP to look bad for opposing it. The government policy in Australia is clear, that Africa is not a near neighbour but gets sufficient aid from others better catered to it than Australia. Were Australia to send aid workers, she would not be able to guarantee that they could be returned in an emergency. That would be irresponsible. ALP are claiming that Australia should be irresponsible. The ALP also thought that drowning desperate people was compassionate. David Marr says it is bad that Australia has stopped drowning desperate people for compassion and that there are now people left stranded in Indonesia as a result, people that will not be drowned. Marr views that as illegal and immoral. Meanwhile Cassidy is still confused about shirt fronting between Mr Abbott and Mr Putin. Mr Abbott has promised to address the issue of MH17 with Mr Putin. Cassidy thinks that means Mr Abbott will tackle Mr Putin in an unscheduled game of AFL. 

Political Promises
Rob Oakeshott is wrong in his criticism of Australia's response to Ebola. He needs to apologise for being stupid. He claims that the world only cared after a man died in Texas. In fact, world leaders, including Mr Abbott, had spoken out weeks earlier. But such facts mean little to one who is stupid. Obama has promised much regarding Ebola and health care in the US. His promises are far less valuable than his borrowings from US children. The US is suffering from bad policy. Meanwhile in Australia a compassionate immigration policy seems to be exposing Australians to brutal violence far beyond the norm. 

from 2013
Australian comedienne and ALP supporter Harmer does not know where to go. Some Australians engage in Australian sport. A canine Banksy is found. Latham contradicts himself over an unimportant matter. Abbott illustrates direct action. Jonathan Green takes the law into his own hands. ABC promotes warmists in its campaign to promote AGW alarmism it hasn't a mandate for. Obama goes back to borrowing money on the behalf of US peoples. And Obama seems to have given chemical weapons to jihadists. 
No Bolt Report tomorrow :( Sport instead. 
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This column welcomes feedback and criticism. The column is not made up but based on the days events and articles which are then placed in the feed. So they may not have an apparent cohesion they would have had were they made up.
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For twenty two years I have been responsibly addressing an issue, and I cannot carry on. I am petitioning the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to remedy my distress. I leave it up to him if he chooses to address the issue. Regardless of your opinion of conservative government, the issue is pressing. Please sign my petition at https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/tony-abbott-remedy-the-persecution-of-dd-ball


Or the US President at
https://www.change.org/p/barack-obama-change-this-injustice#
or
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/change-injustice-faced-david-daniel-ball-after-he-reported-bungled-pedophile-investigation-and/b8mxPWtJ or http://wh.gov/ilXYR

Mr Ball, I will not sign your petition as it will do no good, but I will share your message and ask as many of friends who read it, to share it also. Let us see if we cannot use the power of the internet to spread the word of these infamous killings. As a father and a former soldier, I cannot, could not, justify ignoring this appalling action by the perpetrators, whoever they may; I thank you Douglas. You are wrong about the petition. Signing it is as worthless and meaningless an act as voting. A stand up guy would know that. - ed

Lorraine Allen Hider I signed the petition ages ago David, with pleasure, nobody knows what it's like until they've been there. Keep heart David take care.

I have begun a bulletin board (http://theconservativevoice.freeforums.netwhich will allow greater latitude for members to post and interact. It is not subject to FB policy and so greater range is allowed in posts. Also there are private members rooms in which nothing is censored, except abuse. All welcome, registration is free.
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Happy birthday and many happy returns Andy Tran and Linton Nguyen, born on the same day, across the years, as
1276 – Prince Hisaaki of Japan (d. 1328)
1562 – George Abbot, English archbishop (d. 1633)
1862 – Auguste Lumière, French director and producer (d. 1954)
1873 – Bart King, American cricketer (d. 1965)
1994 – Agne Sereikaite, Lithuanian speed skater
John Jay
We have justice. We are victorious. We are wipers on the field of battle. We caught the wrong four. We value our aid workers. Let's party. 
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Hell should freeze over before women take up frozen egg deal

Miranda Devine – Sunday, October 19, 2014 (12:02am)

ON WHAT planet is an employer’s offer to freeze the eggs of female ­employees not an Orwellian horror? 
Facebook and Apple are now bestowing this workplace “benefit” on perfectly healthy women so they can delay childbearing and devote their fertile years to work.

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JOKESHOTT

Tim Blair – Sunday, October 19, 2014 (5:58pm)

Rob Oakeshott, whose two terms as the independent member for Lyne were so successful that he had no need to stand for re-election in 2013, writes a letter to Ebola victim Thomas Duncan: 
Dear Thomas
Thank you. For dying of Ebola. In America.
You have done what 3000 deaths in West Africa couldn’t do.
You have scared the ‘advanced’ world into lifting its head, and finally looking at the enormous tragedy unfolding.
You have now forced pressure onto first world Governments. Those same Governments wanting to look strong and in control through military might in Iraq and Syria, yet questionably weak when juxtaposed with Ebola.
Australia’s all-rhetoric, ‘shirt-fronting’ Prime Minister Tony Abbott had been silent on Ebola until your death. 
Oakeshott is wrong. Abbott spoke about the “scourge” of Ebola and Australia’s precautions in early September, some time prior to Duncan’s case becoming a public issue. The former independent continues: 
[Abbott’s] initial reaction is a typically insular one. He says Australia will not send health workers to West Africa due to their personal risk of infection. This plays as a typically coded message to his ‘Team Australia’, that infectious disease outbreaks are for the West Africans to deal with alone. Clean, white Aussies wash their hands and have toilets, after all. Not our problem. 
Wrong again. The government’s initial reaction, more than two months prior to Duncan’s death, was to contribute $1 million to the World Health Organisation’s efforts to control Ebola’s spread in West Africa, in addition to around $30 million already contributed to the WHO annually. Australia subsequently contributed a further $7 million to international Ebola-containing efforts. 
If only Ebola was worshipped as some kind of fundamentalist religion, or the disease outbreak occurred in the oilfields. I suspect either of these might draw a more determined response.
This is exactly why your death matters. You engaged the media. And by doing so, you engaged the first world. 
Rob Oakeshott remains completely clueless.
(Via A.R.M. Jones)
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Our compassion shouldn’t expose Australians to violence

Andrew Bolt October 19 2014 (5:59am)


If their past leaves them more prone to violence, why do we let them in?


A POLICE officer who was stabbed so forcefully that the knife tip had to be surgically removed after an unprovoked attack by three men will likely quit the force, a court had heard.

Yohana Nyawenda, 21, Patrick Nyandwi, 22, both of Davoren Park and Paul Kabura, 26, of Parafield Gardens, have all pleaded guilty to multiple aggravated counts of causing harm with intent over the incident in September 2013.
The District Court today heard that Nyandwi was assaulting his partner, who had a newborn strapped to her back, when neighbours approached and tried to calm him down.
Prosecutor Kelly Smith said that instead of backing off, the men then assaulted a male neighbour by punching him several times in the face and twisting his testicles, causing him to be hospitalised, and then Nyandwi punched another female neighbour in the stomach.
She said that, when police officers Barry Purnell and Stephen Page arrived, Nyawenda got a knife from the house while the other men attacked…
Lawyers for the men told the court their clients all suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder stemming from horrific childhoods in the African nation of Burundi.
That’s very sad, but several Australians have just paid a high price for our compassion.
(Thanks to reader Robert S.) 
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Remember Obama promising voters they could keep their health cover? And he would stop ebola?

Andrew Bolt October 19 2014 (5:22am)


Andy McCarthy tours the astonishing mendacity and incompetence of Barack Obama:


Of course you can keep your health coverage, and your doctor. And we’ll cover everyone while your premiums plummet. Meanwhile, al-Qaeda is “decimated” and these Islamic State guys are just the jayvee team. In fact (fact?), they’re not even Islamic — although they may not be quite as “secular” as the Muslim Brotherhood. Just extremists. (Extreme about what? Don’t ask.) Jihad is just a “purification of the self” . . . or, at most, “workplace violence.” Benghazi? A spontaneous “protest” incited by a video. The president was not told it was a terrorist attack . . . except by the secretary of defense right after it started — long before he responded by . . . going to Vegas, where he promptly announced al-Qaeda was “on the path to defeat.” Still, rest assured that the State Department’s top priority is the safety of American personnel . . . although we did reduce security in Benghazi after our facility was bombed. And rest assured that the Justice Department would never ever let guns walk . . . except for the thousands its Fast and Furious program transferred to violent gangs — who’ve used them in who knows how many crimes, including the murder of a Border Patrol agent. Still, at least there’s “not a smidgen of corruption” at the IRS, where citizens are harassed, evidence keeps disappearing, and the official at the center of it all takes the Fifth to avoid giving incriminating testimony. No matter. Just take heart that Ebola is not coming to the United States . . . um, well, if it does come there will be no outbreak . . . but, er, if there is an outbreak, we have careful protocols and health-care professionals fully trained to deal with it . . . and even if the protocols don’t work and the professionals don’t have adequate training, we’ll have a rigorous monitoring program for anyone who is exposed . . . or maybe a self-monitoring program for people who will isolate themselves . . . unless, of course, we tell them to go ahead and hop on a plane. Well, look, at least we can promise there won’t be a “serious” outbreak.
Peggy Noonan on Obama’s faffing over the ebola crisis:

This week the president canceled a fundraiser and returned to the White House to deal with the crisis. He made a statement and came across as about three days behind the story—"rapid response teams” and so forth. It reminded some people of the statement in July, during another crisis, of the president’s communications director, who said that when a president rushes back to Washington, it “can have the unintended consequence of unduly alarming the American people.” Yes, we’re such sissies. Actually, when Mr. Obama eschews a fundraiser to go to his office to deal with a public problem we are not scared, only surprised.
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TWO US scout leaders say they have received death threats after a video of them toppling an age-old rock formation in the western state of Utah went viral online.
Nearly two million people have watched the video of Glenn Taylor pushing a massive 170 million-year-old red rock over in Goblin Valley State Park, filmed by his fellow scout leader Dave Hall.
The pair, who celebrated by doing high fives after the rock fell, insist they pushed it because it was loose and they feared it could topple onto a visitor to the park.

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A LARGE asteroid has been discovered zipping past Earth that astronomers say is dangerous and will return on August 26, 2032.
"A 400-metre asteroid is threatening to blow up the Earth," Russian vice-premier Dmitry Rogozin, in charge of his nation's space research, wrote on his Twitter account.
"Here is a super target for the national cosmonautics."
The asteroid was discovered by astronomers in the Ukraine on Saturday who promptly named it 2013 TV135.

.. no .. it won't - ed
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Bar Refaeli          


BAR Refaeli may be the loneliest supermodel in the world and can't understand why she can't find a man to date.
"I don't understand it," she told Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. "I’m okay. I look great. I’m cool. I like going out. I like being at home, I like movies, I like eating. So what’s wrong with me? Why am I alone?"
Refaeli says she was devastated when her six-year relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio ended. She confesses to breaking down in tears when she saw photos of her ex dating his former girlfriend Blake Lively.

*shakes head* desperate is never a good look - ed
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Holly Sarah Nguyen'
If you don't believe in God, Earth is the only Heaven you will know.. If you do believe in God, Earth is the only hell you will ever know.. Simple is!! as simple as!!...
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God may not have blessed me with wealth or fame, but I have more blessings than I can name!
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I'm using my bible for a road map. The 10 commandments tell me what to do. The 12 disciples are my road signs. And Jesus will lead me safely though.

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Rock formations at Goblin Valley State Park are said to be about 170 million years old. AP Photo/Utah State Parks

TWO US scout leaders say they have received death threats after a video of them toppling an age-old rock formation in the western state of Utah went viral online.
Nearly two million people have watched the video of Glenn Taylor pushing a massive 170 million-year-old red rock over in Goblin Valley State Park, filmed by his fellow scout leader Dave Hall.
The pair, who celebrated by doing high fives after the rock fell, insist they pushed it because it was loose and they feared it could topple onto a visitor to the park.
But facing possible felony charges, they admit they probably should have found a park ranger before taking action themselves, whether filmed or not.

Those two rock - ed
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I remember when I posted an article when the first one was arrested. This Admin will just say that they messed with the wrong country. 
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/10/19/second-greenpeace-activist-denied-bail

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HISTORY IN THE HEADLINES: A snorkeling science instructor has discovered a dead 18-foot, 200-pound oarfish. Get the facts behind the latest discovery of this legendary—and mysterious—sea creature. http://histv.co/1gqzHO5
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Andrew Danger Nguyen


— with Charizard.
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A report examining crime in Britain since "restrictive firearm laws virtually banned handguns" in 1997 shows that crime stats have been "massaged" to convince British subjects the gun ban worked, when in fact it may have backfired.

Authored by Dr. Paul Gallant, Dr. Joanne D. Eisen, Alan J. Chwick, and Sherry Gallant, and published at AmmoLand, the report shows that as recently as 2008 "one in three [Brits] had been a victim of crime, or knew someone who had been." Also in 2008, "nearly half [of survey respondents] knew of someone in their community who had been a victim in the last year."
How is such crime possible if banning guns produced the utopia CNN's Piers Morgan repeatedly describes?
The report claims the numbers Morgan and others quote are drawn from figures that have been distorted to one extent or another in order to make the gun ban look successful.

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Sixth-grade students at Eastern Wayne Middle School in North Carolina unknowingly took part in a horrifying “enrichment” lesson involving a fake masked gunman last Friday.
North Carolina Students Horrified With Enrichment Lesson Involving Masked Gunman
As students sat in class, someone in a mask reportedly rushed into the room and pretended to rob them with a fake pistol. The students were not aware of the exercise ahead of time.

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Dr. Phil
Rules for Families During Times of Crisis
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Stephanie Ann
"Wars are the second greatest evil that human societies can perpetrate. (The first is dictatorship, the enslavement of their own citizens, which is the cause of wars.)" | Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

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Zaya Toma
Come down to Fairfield for the Latin Festival. Brazillian BBQ, jumping castles for the kids and latin dancers for the adults.
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Aprille Love
Happy Saturday! If you dont chase your dreams you'll never catch them. #inspo
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http://www.3aw.com.au/blogs/neil-mitchell-blog/adam-bandts-indecent-insensitive-bushfires-tweet/20131018-2vqgk.html
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http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/labors-carbon-tax-bind-surrender-or-die-fighting-20131018-2vs3h.html
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Labor's claims of budget black holes
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Twilight Tufas

Just in case I'm not confusing everyone enough with my seemingly random image presentations this week, which have included; Fall Colors, Golden Gate Fog, Rocks shaped like Elephants, Severe Storms, My Youngest Daughter, Arizona, and Light Painted Cornstalks... I thought I'd leave you with a serene scene from a summer a year ago from Mono Lake. Probably still my favorite place to visit. Mars on Earth is what I call it. Have a nice weekend all! 

~M@
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Timothy Ly
Getting my 'peace' on. Guess I got to get use to this before the big trip. #cosplay #pretokyo
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Two years ago today, Sergeant 1st Class Gilad Shalit returned home to Israel after five years in captivity. In 2006, Hamas terrorists kidnapped SFC Shalit by infiltrating Israel through a Gaza smuggling tunnel. Every day, terrorists are still preparing to attack Israel from Gaza. Earlier this month, the IDF uncovered the opening of a similar smuggling tunnel in Israel. The IDF stands ready to combat Gaza terrorism and to protect the people of Israel from this threat. 
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Sarah Palin
Jesus Banned From Gravestones?

Outrageous development...*sigh*… c'mon, Colorado, you deserve much better! A public cemetery there refused to allow a grieving family to engrave on their mother's grave the name "Jesus" and the Jesus fish symbol. Bureaucrats said it would offend people!

Reports like this should shock us all. Heading towards Thanksgiving, I'm trying to imagine what the Pilgrims would think of this if they had known that a few centuries after they landed at Plymouth some of their descendants would prevent people from engraving the name of Jesus on a headstone! Much less, what our freedom-loving Founding Fathers would think.

Trying to take our Lord out of American life, much like trying to take Christ out of Christmas, is, to say the least, not a winning proposition. Rise up, America! Stand strong on our great nation's foundation and keep the faith to protect America's heritage and heart!

Click here for the article:
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/18/family-fights-to-include-jesus-on-grave-marker-at-city-owned-cemetery/

And see my new book covering issues exactly like this. It will be released on November 12, but you can pre-order it here:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/good-tidings-and-great-joy-palin-sarah/1116988729?ean=9780062315656

http://www.amazon.com/Good-Tidings-Great-Joy-Protecting/dp/0062292889/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1381255547&sr=1-3

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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 wasn’t exactly a banner day if you come from a politically conservative perspective.
It was the first day after congressional Republicans, by many accounts, made a big show over delaying the implementation of Obamacare during the government shutdown and then essentiallycaved to Democrats in the 11th hour.
It’s also the day after Newark Mayor Cory Booker — who’s made news of late over a Twitter friendship with a vegan stripper, an allegedly imaginary drug lord friend named T-Bone, and allegations that he doesn’t actually live in Newark — managed to win a U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey.


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Phil Box
This morning near Roma after the storm blew through.
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C. H. Spurgeon
The conclusion from our past experience is that He who has been with us through six troubles will not forsake us in the seventh.

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Golden Slumbers — at The Golden Gate Bridge.
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Poor church leadership .. the left wing Christians seem to believe drowning desperate people is compassionate. Subjecting desperate peoples to piracy is compassionate. They clearly don't serve God as well as their master. - ed
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Video evidence shows Obama awarded the wrong man .. the one who hadn't questioned Obama's stupid policy. - ed
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Adam Bandt

GREENS deputy leader Adam Bandt kept prying eyes from his PhD thesis exploring the theories of Karl Marx by slapping a three-year suppression order on the tome.
The former teenage Marxist, who confesses he once described the Greens as "bourgeois", has revealed the stunning conclusion to his 300-page epic is that Marxism did not offer "a proper explanation for what was happening in 21st century society".
He completed the thesis four years ago in 2008, but requested university officials impose a three-year ban on anyone reading it.
Now that the Bandt ban has expired, the Sunday Herald Sun was able to obtain a copy of his thesis from Monash University.
Titled Work to Rule: Rethinking Marx, Pashukanis and Law, it includes chapters on The Fuhrer of the Factory: exploring labour law in the Third Reich and examining theories of "the divine violence of the general strike".

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Two and a half men? Four people, no talent? Hope floats? - ed
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By the grace of God CCP Ministries is going to organize one day Preaching convention in Lahore Pakistan to fulfillment of great commission of Pakistan to win souls for Christ.Please dear friend keep this upcoming preaching convention in your prayers as well as its needs.for more detail visit us on www.ccpak.org/lovetoothers@hotmail.com/parvaiz82@ccpak.org
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Max Brenner Australia
Chocoholics - Max has heard your calls! Not one, not two, but THREE new Max Brenner Chocolate Bars will be be opening shortly. Can you guess where Max will bring his chocolate love story to next?
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Fans might get chills when they hear Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson describe how he became a Christian.
In “The Making of a Champion,” a new video encouraging viewers to embrace the Bible, the NFL player says his pinnacle moment came when he was 14 years old and Jesus Christ appeared to him in a dream and told him to learn more about the faith.
“I had a dream one night I was at … football camp … my parents were supposed to pick me up on Sunday to go to church,” he said. “I had a dream that my dad passed away and that Jesus came into the room and he was just knocking on my door saying, ‘Hey you need to find out more about me.’”
While Wilson’s parents regularly took him to church, it was this dream that truly moved him to change his ways.
The next day, Wilson said, he went to church with his parents and was “saved” — the popular terminology for when an individual formally accepts the Christian faith.

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UPDATE: NBC New York reports the girl claims she had a miscarriage yesterday. It is unclear why she was carrying it around in a bag.
“The baby did not have signs of trauma, sources said. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death,” the report adds.

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Dean Hamstead
"Sustainability" is a fun word.
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Madu Odiokwu Pastorvin
GOD WANT'S YOU Speak AS HIS ORACLE.
If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God.(1 Peter 4:11, NKJV)
He speaks through His people. He uses our voice to bring life, healing and hope to others. When you reach out to someone, when you’re kind and speak encouragement, God’s voice is blended with your voice. Your words become His words. The natural takes on a supernatural. That’s why you can say something ordinary, something simple like “You look beautiful” or “You can make it,” and it’s life changing to the other person. To you it’s nothing, but when God takes your natural and puts His super with it, it can impact that person’s destiny.

When you speak to others, declare what God would say about them. Let your words be used to bring life, hope and blessing. Speak as the oracles of God and be His mouthpiece everywhere you go.God bless you.
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You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.(Haggai 1:6, NIV)
God spoke to the people about rebuilding the temple. In Haggai it says, “The people said, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house,’ even though Cyrus had ordered it eighteen years earlier.”Notice that through Cyrus, God had told them to rebuild eighteen years before, but they were still saying, “It’s not the right time. Let’s do it later.” I can imagine that in the first year they thought, “Let’s not do it now. We’re busy.” Second year, “It’s not convenient. Let’s do it some other time.” Eighteen years later, they were still putting it off.

What happens when we don’t do what God is asking us to do? Verse six says, “You have sown much but reaped little. You’ve earned your wages, but you’re putting them in a bag with holes in it.” Verse seven says, “Consider your ways.” don’t try to fill a bag that has holes in it. You won’t be able to get ahead. You won’t be effective. What’s the answer? Consider your ways. Be quick to obey. Don’t wait to pursue that dream. Don’t wait to forgive. Don’t wait to get serious about your relationship with God. Do it today and partake of all the blessings He has in store for you.God bless you.
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Pastor Rick Warren
Those who like to beat up people with the Bible aren't wise. "The wisdom that comes from heaven is peace-loving,#considerate, full of mercy" James 3:17
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#SaddlebackBuenosAires launches this Sunday! I am so amazed by our launch team there.
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I'm at #SaddlebackHuntingtonBeach this Sunday. Join me there! iT'S GOING TO BE AMAZING!
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"You will be well rewarded for saying something kind, but all some people think about is how to be cruel and mean" Prov.13:2
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http://virtualjerusalem.com/judaism.php?Itemid=11031

holocaust statistics and real numbers


" The unspeakable crime of the 20th century, more than the triumph of evil, was the sin of the "innocent" bystander."

When I posted tragic photographs of Syrian children raped and murdered I am told by the do-gooders how offended they are that I am exploiting these shocking pictures for pushing the point how Obama is guilty of assisting the anti- Assad Syrians.

So please explain why I should not be offended by these Holocaust pictures or is it because we have become so accustomed to them that we are now desensitised ?>

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http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4023/plo-succession

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JERUSALEM will be playing in imax, giant screen and digital cinemas in museums, science centers, and other cultural institutions worldwide starting in September, 2013. Click on a theater link below to get showtimes and ticketing information. This list changes often, so sign up here for updates or check back on this site and onFacebook.===

14/10/2013 Our World: The bothersome, annoying truth
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Israel’s rights and justness are grounded in truth. But today truth isn’t worth as much as it used to be. Those who fight for it find themselves routinely maligned as close-minded extremists.
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Our-World-The-bothersome-annoying-truth-328715
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http://www.allrightmagazine.com/...

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http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/a-spiritual-genocide/

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http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4023/plo-succession

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http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/172943

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http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/172964

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http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/172967

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“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14NIV
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Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon

Morning

"Thy paths drop fatness."
Psalm 65:11
Many are "the paths of the Lord" which "drop fatness," but an especial one is the path of prayer. No believer, who is much in the closet, will have need to cry, "My leanness, my leanness; woe unto me." Starving souls live at a distance from the mercy- seat, and become like the parched fields in times of drought. Prevalence with God in wrestling prayer is sure to make the believer strong--if not happy. The nearest place to the gate of heaven is the throne of the heavenly grace. Much alone, and you will have much assurance; little alone with Jesus, your religion will be shallow, polluted with many doubts and fears, and not sparkling with the joy of the Lord. Since the soul-enriching path of prayer is open to the very weakest saint; since no high attainments are required; since you are not bidden to come because you are an advanced saint, but freely invited if you be a saint at all; see to it, dear reader, that you are often in the way of private devotion. Be much on your knees, for so Elijah drew the rain upon famished Israel's fields.
There is another especial path dropping with fatness to those who walk therein, it is the secret walk of communion. Oh! the delights of fellowship with Jesus! Earth hath no words which can set forth the holy calm of a soul leaning on Jesus' bosom. Few Christians understand it, they live in the lowlands and seldom climb to the top of Nebo: they live in the outer court, they enter not the holy place, they take not up the privilege of priesthood. At a distance they see the sacrifice, but they sit not down with the priest to eat thereof, and to enjoy the fat of the burnt offering. But, reader, sit thou ever under the shadow of Jesus; come up to that palm tree, and take hold of the branches thereof; let thy beloved be unto thee as the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, and thou shalt be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. O Jesus, visit us with thy salvation!

Evening

"Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice."
1 Samuel 15:22
Saul had been commanded to slay utterly all the Amalekites and their cattle. Instead of doing so, he preserved the king, and suffered his people to take the best of the oxen and of the sheep. When called to account for this, he declared that he did it with a view of offering sacrifice to God; but Samuel met him at once with the assurance that sacrifices were no excuse for an act of direct rebellion. The sentence before us is worthy to be printed in letters of gold, and to be hung up before the eyes of the present idolatrous generation, who are very fond of the fineries of will-worship, but utterly neglect the laws of God. Be it ever in your remembrance, that to keep strictly in the path of your Saviour's command is better than any outward form of religion; and to hearken to his precept with an attentive ear is better than to bring the fat of rams, or any other precious thing to lay upon his altar. If you are failing to keep the least of Christ's commands to his disciples, I pray you be disobedient no longer. All the pretensions you make of attachment to your Master, and all the devout actions which you may perform, are no recompense for disobedience. "To obey," even in the slightest and smallest thing, "is better than sacrifice," however pompous. Talk not of Gregorian chants, sumptuous robes, incense, and banners; the first thing which God requires of his child is obedience; and though you should give your body to be burned, and all your goods to feed the poor, yet if you do not hearken to the Lord's precepts, all your formalities shall profit you nothing. It is a blessed thing to be teachable as a little child, but it is a much more blessed thing when one has been taught the lesson, to carry it out to the letter. How many adorn their temples and decorate their priests, but refuse to obey the word of the Lord! My soul, come not thou into their secret.
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Today's reading: Isaiah 53-55, 2 Thessalonians 1 (NIV)

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Today's Old Testament reading: Isaiah 53-55

1 Who has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all....

Today's New Testament reading: 2 Thessalonians 1

1 Paul, Silas and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thanksgiving and Prayer
3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.4 Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.
5 All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. 6 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. 8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might 10 on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you....
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Hosea, Oshea, Osee, Hoshea

[Hōzē'ă, Ō shē'ă, Hō shē'ă] - jehovah is help or salvation.
1. The son of Beeri and first of the so-called Minor Prophets (Hosea 1:1).

The Man with a Sorrowful Heart

Little is known of Hosea's history beyond what we find in his writings. He has been called the first prophet of Grace and Israel's earliest evangelist. He was a native of the Northern Kingdom, the iniquities and idolatries of which weighed heavily on his heart. He bore the same name as that of the last king of Israel (2 Kings 15:30). In Jewish tradition, he is identified with Beerah of Reuben (1 Chron. 5:6). Christian tradition, however, relates him to the Hosea of the tribe of Isaachar.
The home tragedy overtaking him earned him the title of "The Prophet of a Sorrowful Heart." Through the wrongs he suffered he came to realize the sins committed by Israel against God, and the long history of unfaithfulness to Him. The accounts of Hosea's marriage, the birth of his children and his wife's unfaithfulness and restoration make sad reading. Hosea was called to express God's message and to manifest His character.
Gomer, his wife, was immoral; hence the word of the Lord came to him amid much personal anguish; his home life was destroyed. Society was corrupt and God's law spurned, and Hosea came to see in his own suffering a reflection of what the sorrow of God must be, when Israel proved utterly unfaithful.
Three children were born to Hosea and Gomer:
I. Jezreel, recalling the deed of blood (2 Kings 10), and by it a knell was rung in the ears of Jeroboam. The name of this child was an omen of coming judgment.
II. Lo-ruhamah, meaning, "one who never knew a father's love." This expressive name pointed to a time when, no more pitied by Jehovah, Israel would be given over to her enemies.
III. Lo-ammi, signifying "one not belonging to me." Israel had turned from a father's love and deserved not to belong to God. Thus this third child's name prophesied the driving out of the children of Israel from their land to exile.
Gomer, the erring wife, is received back (Hos. 3:1, 2 ), the price of her redemption being paid by Hosea. So the prophet was not only God's messenger of grace - he reflected God's character and foreshadowed ultimate redemption through the Messiah and Israel's reestablishment as a nation.
The four lessons we learn from the broken heart and the Book of Hosea have been fully expounded by Dr. Stuart Holden:
Anguish quickens apprehension.
Iniquity inspires moral indignation.
Suffering begets sympathy.
The divine character sanctifies human conduct.
2. Joshua's earlier name - changed by Moses (Num. 13:8, 16).Deuteronomy 32:44 gives Hoshea.
3. The son of Azaziah and prince of Ephraim in David's reign (1 Chron. 27:20).
4. A son of Elah, the last king of the Northern Kingdom (2 Kings 15:30).
5. A chief under Nehemiah who with others signed the covenant (Neh. 10:23).
Hosea is called Osee in the New Testament copy from the LXX.
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