Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wed Oct 12th Todays News

The death of a NZ woman who fell from a balcony while on a Tinder date with a creep is being heard in a QLD court. She was drunk and high and allegedly belligerent when the creep locked her on a balcony of his high rise apartment. It is natural to focus on the prurient detail. But the salient one is that he locked her on the balcony of his home when she was drunk and, in his defence testimony, acting irrationally. And she acted irrationally and died. I don't care that he is addicted to Tinder sex. I don't judge him for that. I am concerned at his depraved indifference to the welfare of someone in his home. Nothing I have heard of this guy leads me to want him to be free. 

Meanwhile NSW has arrested two suspected of planning jihad with rifle bayonets. They were called 'brothers' by a hate preacher who has done time in a super max prison. One has to be cautious not to link the two alleged extremists with Islam they allegedly follow. The truth is we need the Islamic community to deny all three claims of faith. I love God, and were I to attempt something similar, I would want my church to disown me. 

I am running on a secular platform because I want everyone to prosper. I oppose the almost religious fervour of environmentalists, but I like sound ideas that environmentalists might have. There are places in Dandenong where wind breaks, like trees, would be very good. Dandenong Council would not need WaterSeer, but a product which extracts water from the air and requires no power would be useful for some residents. It apparently can extract 37 litres a day and is scalable. They would be very useful in humid areas. The tiles outside Dandenong Plaza are beginning to be trip hazards. Whomever s in charge of the maintenance needs to maintain it. 

In NSW, Premier Mike Baird has adjusted hours for sale of alcohol, extending it from 10pm to 12pm. Press are calling it an embarrassing back flip. Maybe the press has had too much sauce?
I suggest Red Gum ward vote for David Daniel Ball. And, after asking your local councillor about their views on Trump, Same Sex Marriage and Greyhounds, try and find out what it is they will do to make garbage collection cheaper and more efficient. Ask how they will make business more profitable. Ask what they will do to help address crime. Ask what they will do to improve public transport issues locally. 
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Senator Day is moving for amendments to section 18C of the racial vilification act. If there is any benefit for Turnbull's backstabbing it is that this legislation, which was stopped because of Turnbull's back stabbing, can be passed. What will Turnbull do now? 

For some, at the moment, the Sex Party has more credibility.
From 2014
A few years ago I made Picking Cotton ( http://youtu.be/4udS8SsnH_s ) as an attempt to raise awareness of youth dissociation from police. The left wing narrative that prizes anti social behaviour gets people killed. The subject I would focus on was a young police woman, Nicola Cotton from Louisiana, who had joined the force after Cyclone Katrina. She was a successful young constable, engaged and pregnant when she was tasked to arrest a suspected offender on her own. He overpowered her and took her gun and killed her with her sidearm and waited to be arrested by another policeman. I attempted to access seed funding for the project and was refused by a left wing local council which claimed the issue was not a youth problem in their locale. I made the video anyway, although it was not as good as what I might have achieved with backing. The video was appreciated by one US Police department. But the issue is not well addressed in international, Western world circles. Recently a drunk kid bullied a black officer on a train in Brisbane and the officer handled the racist abuse very well, but the giggling foul mouthed kid had a friend who filmed the abuse and posted it. The upshot is the kid says he could not remember what he had done, but he apologised for doing it and regretted it. No one has died from it. But it is ugly and unbecoming and not something to be prized. 

Anti social behaviour is not always without pain. People are dying from drug and drunken fuelled single punch attacks. The issue of racial abuse was considered so serious that in Australia a provision was made in law, 18c, which can have people charged with racial vilification. Only it doesn't work that way. Journalist Andrew Bolt made a simple observation and was charged under 18c, and convicted of writing an article which had errors. The law had been misapplied to secure the conviction, Bolt could have appealed but did not have the money or the time to devote to it. But then nobody died from it. All that has happened is that people desperately in need have been denied funds by sponges who feel entitled. It really is the Labor way. 

Reality TV gets it wrong over The Bachelor. A decent guy gave a girl he didn't love a $58k ring. He didn't sleep with her. He told her in person he wouldn't pursue a relationship with her. He seems a stand up guy. But the vagaries of reality tv means he will be fielding hate mail for a long time to come. On the other hand, Respect those who serve. Maybe they need you to help them hang up their coat full of medals on your aircraft. Smile, do your job, and thank them for their service. In a recent case, a stewardess got snippy with a soldier who made that request. Nobody has died, but the idea of respect for people seems .. lost. 
The ALP created 18c in its current form and will not allow change to it. Neither will greens or PUP, so the legislation, although flawed, remains. Some have claimed that the legislation is needed to curb the activity of Rupert Murdoch, whom the legislation has never been employed against. So clearly the legislation is effective in preventing whatever it is that Murdoch does. One supporter of the legislation is Albanese. Albanese has come out in opposition to beefed up terror laws. Albanese feels that it is not necessary to curb terrorist recruiters from their activity the same way he feels it is important to prevent news journalists commenting on current issues. And then there is Hizb Ut-Tahrir, which promotes dangerous ideas like the morality behind killing women for honour code, and also promotes practice like female genital mutilation, preventing women from attending to school, or being seen in public. Hizb Ut-Tahrir opposes Australian military action in the Middle East supporting Islamic peoples fighting ISIS which has killed many Muslims, as well as others. They are terrorist supporters but, as has been noted, although the terrorists they support have killed, tortured and raped many, including non combatants, Hizb Ut-Tahrir has not been seen to have killed anyone. Satisfying Albanese that they need protections that they would be denied were Australia to adopt anti terror legislation. 
From 2013
Child soldiers? Does the UN really believe that they have cool judgement with a rifle and ammo? Does the media really applaud their issue? An article I have linked below gives an example from Syria. It isn't the religion, (I'm told) but the culture that is sick. I guess it isn't good to have a dictator overlord backed by religious authorities. It doesn't build a community. 

Nobel peace prize given to those who accepted the chemical attacks in Syria, having first denied they really existed. A young girl who has become the international spokesperson or female education misses out as the shot that wounded her didn't kill her and some feel she needs to do more. But she wasn't very old when Saddam's chemical weapons passed to Syria .. 

Weather conditions confound AGW scientists. Terror around the world at unseasonal cooling. Sydney temperatures collapsed 12 degrees centigrade in a day. I asked an old lady who said she thought the cold would never leave. Nobody knows why. Modelling doesn't explain it. I asked a model who looked forward to skiing in the Alps. When I asked 'why,' she said she just liked people and felt the world should simply get along. I smiled and she said "Ew, not you!"

Obama seems to have less ability and charm than that model. He believes in global warming, money growing on trees, but nothing of a strongly religious nature. So why is he hitting Jews? Gillard blamed Jews for not having a strong lobby. Maybe Obama feels the same? Abbott has policies that are working. But the press are focused on who will be the next opposition leader. Neither contender has a policy different to what failed at election. But they are beginning to say they want the Libs to ditch an election promise and bring back Work Choices. It would be a responsible, adult thing to do. 
Historical perspective on this day
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Happy birthday and many happy returns Samson MachetteBorn on the same day, across the years, as
1006 – Emperor Go-Ichijō of Japan (d. 1036)
1490 – Bernardo Pisano, Italian composer (d. 1548)
1537 – Edward VI of England (d. 1553)
1855 – Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (d. 1922)
1860 – Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American inventor, co-invented the gyrocompass (d. 1930)
1891 – Edith Stein, German nun, philosopher, and saint (d. 1942)
1910 – Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and critic (d. 1985)
1935 – Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor (d. 2007)
1949 – Carlos the Jackal, Venezuelan murderer
1955 – Jane Siberry, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and poet
1968 – Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and producer
1975 – Marion Jones, American basketball player and runner
1996 – Riechedly Bazoer, Dutch footballer
Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse in her balloon, before her parachute descent
You have the prettiest parachutes. You have pledged. You remember NZ. You saved Maggie. You finished the coup. Now we can party. 
Despatches
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ONE LITTLE INCIDENT

Tim Blair – Monday, October 12, 2015 (3:26pm)

According to Liberal MP Fiona Scott – a Turnbull supporter and the Coalition’s version of Sarah Hanson-Young – Curtis Cheng’s murder was just “one little incident” briefly interrupting 100 years of delightful Islamic peace in Australia.
UPDATE. Scott’s entire, waffly interview, including a claim that The Ghan runs “from Sydney … across the country”:



UPDATE II. You will not believe Scott’s excuse in Tuesday’s Daily Telegraph. More to come.
(Via John.)
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SAM DE BRITO

Tim Blair – Monday, October 12, 2015 (12:03pm)

Fairfax’s Sam de Brito has died at just 46. This is tragic – de Brito was father to a young daughter – but not entirely a surprise. The columnist’s friends spoke of his drug use, although in advance of a coroner’s report is it unknown whether this contributed to his death.
UPDATE. “I’ve done every drug imaginable.” Sam de Brito in 2012 with (among others) prostitute Grace Bellevue, who is also reported to have died overnight.
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DEADLY PEACE

Tim Blair – Monday, October 12, 2015 (3:52am)

A leftist peace rally is attacked
At least 95 people have been killed in twin explosions in Turkey’s capital Ankara, targeting activists gathering for a peace rally organised by leftist and pro-Kurdish opposition groups.
Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the blasts were likely carried out by two suicide bombers 
No group has yet claimed responsibility.
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TURNBULL STALLS

Tim Blair – Monday, October 12, 2015 (3:12am)

Huge Newspoll support for Malcolm Turnbull – except where it counts: 
Voters overwhelmingly believe the Liberal Party did the right thing by replacing Tony Abbott with Malcolm Turnbull, according to the latest Newspoll …
Among Coalition voters, 56 per cent supported the change and 36 per cent opposed it …
Labor and Green voters were dramatically in favour of the leadership change with 71 per cent support among ALP supporters and 82 per cent of Greens backing the switch. 
However: 
The surge of support for Mr Turnbull has not flowed through to a lift for the Coalition, which slipped one point in both primary and two-party-preferred terms. 
That might be because Labor and Greens voters, by definition, don’t vote Liberal. The latest poll has Labor and the Coalition tied at 50 per cent on a two-party preferred basis. 
It will be seen in Coalition ranks as a surprise fall … 
This may not be their last surprise.
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ILLUSTRATED MAN

Tim Blair – Monday, October 12, 2015 (2:01am)

The greatest hits of Florida Man, complete with alarming illustrations.
(Via Dan F.)
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While they talk, another terror alert

Andrew Bolt October 12 2015 (11:48am)

NSW Premier Mike Baird had a meeting today with police and Muslim representatives about terrorism, and came out saying happy things about “working together”, “partnership” and talking things through.
Meanwhile the University of NSW posts this alert:
More:
Police said the threat directed at the University of New South Wales is not believed to be genuine but they are treating it seriously. 
It was posted on the anonymous message board 4Chan. An email and Facebook message was circulated by UNSW on Monday, warning of a threat to the safety of students at staff at the Kensington campus.
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Tony-Wan Kenobi

Andrew Bolt October 12 2015 (7:54am)

Reader Dani said two standing ovations at the NSW Liberal council for Tony Abbott and the heckling of Malcolm Turnbull made her Dad think 
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Moves to make it a crime to doubt warming alarmism

Andrew Bolt October 12 2015 (6:59am)

 Christopher Booker warns of moves that could make it illegal to question global warming alarmism and the useless policies alarmists impose:
We might think that a semi-secret, international conference of top judges, held in the highest courtroom in Britain, to propose that it should be made illegal for anyone to question the scientific evidence for man-made global warming, was odd enough to be worthy of front-page coverage…
But only a series of startling posts by a sharp-eyed Canadian blogger, Donna Laframboise (on Nofrakkingconsensus), have alerted us to what a bizarre event this judicial gathering turned out to be (the organisers even refused to give her the names of those who attended).

Including senior judges and lawyers from across the world, the three-day conference on “Climate Change and the Law” was staged in London’s Supreme Court. It was funded, inter alia, by the Supreme Court itself, the UK government and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)…
The purpose of this strange get-together was outlined in a keynote speech (visible on YouTube) by Philippe Sands, a QC from Cherie Blair’s Matrix Chambers and professor of law at University College, London. Since it is now unlikely that the world will agree in Paris to a legally binding treaty to limit the rise in global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees C from pre-industrial levels, his theme was that it is now time for the courts to step in, to enforce this as worldwide law.
Although his audience, Sands said, would agree that the scientific evidence for man-made climate change was “overwhelming”, there were still “scientifically qualified, knowledgeable and influential individuals” continuing to deny “the warming of the atmosphere, the melting of the ice and the rising of the seas”, and that this is all due to our emissions of CO2. The world’s courts, led by the International Court of Justice, said Sands, could play a vital role “in finally scotching these claims”.
“The most important thing the courts could do,” he said, was to hold a top-level “finding of fact”, to settle these “scientific disputes” once and for all: so that it could then be made illegal for any government, corporation (or presumably individual scientist) ever to question the agreed “science” again. Furthermore, he went on, once “the scientific evidence” thus has the force of binding international law, it could be used to compel all governments to make “the emissions reductions that are needed”, including the phasing out of fossil fuels, to halt global warming in its tracks.
The fact that it could be seriously proposed in the highest courtroom in the land that the law should now be used to suppress any further debate on what has become one of the most contentious issues in the history of science (greeted with applause from the distinguished legal audience) speaks volumes about the curious psychological state to which the great global warming scare has reduced so many of the prominent figures who today exercise power and influence over the life of our Western societies.

From Sands’ speech:

It is one thing for the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] to come to such conclusions as a matter of its opinion. It’s quite another for an International Court of Justice to give them the authority of a judicial determination as to what the facts are and what the scientific evidence is. 
…As I noted at the outset, there is a broad emerging consensus on many of these factual matters, but they do remain subject to challenge in some quarters, including by scientifically qualified, knowledgeable and influential individuals. And the courts could play a role here in finally scotching those claims. One of the most important things an international court could do – in my view it’s probably the single most important thing – is to settle the scientific dispute. A finding of fact on one or more of these matters…would be significant and authoritative and could well be dispositive on a range of future actions that are needed, including in the conduct of negotiations. A finding of fact by the [International Court of Justice] would be of great authority in proceedings before other international courts and tribunals, and before national courts also. 
Courts to settle disputes in science? Where have we heard that before?
(Thanks to readers Andrew Wilson, Gab. Penny, Russell, Sean and Bill B.) 
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Why I haven’t backed Turnbull

Andrew Bolt October 11 2015 (11:54pm)

Malcolm Turnbull

 LIBERALS are restless. Malcolm Turnbull has been Prime Minister for four weeks, and I’m getting complaints.
Here’s reader Mike: “Please stop running down Malcolm.”
Here’s reader Johnno, also on my blog: “Get over the loss of Tony (Abbott) and embrace Turnbull.”
Former Howard government minister Peter Reith even told Sky News on Friday he’d been to a lunch that day full of complaints that I was not behind the new team.
“I was with a group of people who all love Andrew Bolt and virtually every one of them in a chorus said they are not happy with Andrew because they think he’s going far too far in holding on to Tony and exaggerating criticisms of Malcolm, and I think there is some truth in that.”
But are Reith’s lunchers representative of the Liberal base?
Just last Saturday, the audience at the NSW Liberal council gave Abbott huge applause but sat on their hands for Turnbull, the man who deposed him in a plotters’ coup last month.
Worse for Turnbull, they booed and jeered him when he preposterously claimed the Liberals were not a party of “back room deals”. Like the deals that delivered him the leadership.
Still, I won’t pretend I don’t have plenty of critics, and to them I have two questions.
The first is: Do you really want me to publicly support Turnbull?
(Read full article here.
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Report: dentist refuses to treat white man

Andrew Bolt October 11 2015 (11:16pm)

This new racism is fast becoming obscene. Reverse the “races” in this story to understand fully how foul this is:

AN elderly man was left in severe­ pain and at risk of suffering­ a second debilitating stroke after he was refused emergency dental treatment for a toothache because he was not indigenous. 
The family of [72-year-old] Ken Murphy, from far northern NSW claim they contacted the local Mungindi Hospital late last month fearing a severe toothache had caused Mr Murphy’s blood pressure to escalate­ — and putting him at risk of a second life-threatening stroke…
His wife Robynne said she rang the hospital to inquire about getting her husband treatment — and relief from the severe pain that he was ­enduring. Mrs Murphy said she was told there was a ­visiting dentist available.
Mrs Murphy said the hospital staff member she spoke with then asked if her husband was indigenous, to which she replied he was not. 
She then claims she was told that her husband could not be treated because the dentist­ had been flown up from Sydney to only provide treatment for indigenous members of the community.
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Newspoll: No lead for Liberals under Turnbull

Andrew Bolt October 11 2015 (11:02pm)

A chill would be running through the Liberal Party now. For all the honeymoon glow, now fast ending, Malcolm Turnbull has not lifted the party to a winning lead, according to the latest Newspoll:
Voters overwhelmingly believe the Liberal Party did the right thing by replacing Tony Abbott with Malcolm Turnbull, according to the latest Newspoll. It shows support for the new Prime Minister continues to soar but the government and Labor are deadlocked at 50-50.
And that’s before Turnbull has made a single tough call.
Further confirmation of my long-held belief that Turnbull was liked by a lot of voters who’d never vote Liberal anyway.
UPDATE
Yes, Turnbull will be reassured by the poll figures suggesting most Liberals wanted him to replace Abbott. But look how his support is far stronger among those who won’t vote for him - Labor and the Greens. In fact, the Greens love Turnbull best:
Yes, a leader needs to reach out to voters of other parties. But it is dangerous to do so at the cost of losing your base, which was exactly Turnbull’s trouble last time as leader. Greens, for instance, will say they like Turnbull but are most unlikely to vote Liberal.
That the polls have Turnbull so far ahead as preferred leader but the Liberals at just 50:50 is evidence of that point.
(Thanks to readers ConC and Peter of Bellevue Hill.)  
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Don’t trust Obama to lead us in Syria

Andrew Bolt October 11 2015 (10:49pm)

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama is making up the war in Syria as he goes along. The danger: we’re now part of his war going nowhere.
Both problems were highlighted by an astonishing claim made a week ago by US Secretary of State John Kerry.
The Obama administration had just been humiliated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who had given the US one hour’s notice to get out of the way in Syria. The Russian jets were coming in to save Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
To be honest, there was pathetically little for the US to remove. The US led-coalition, including six Australian Super Hornets, last week dropped just five or so bombs a day in Syria, on average, and has no troops on the ground.
So Kerry, desperate to restore US prestige, tried dropping bombast instead.
“We are now in position with France, Australia, Canada, Turkey and other coalition partners joining the campaign to dramatically accelerate our efforts,” he claimed.
Oh, really?
(Read full article here.)
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A Liberal leader booed by his own members is the one Fairfax loves best

Andrew Bolt October 11 2015 (10:32pm)

Fairfax writer Tim Dick apparently believes the best kind of Liberal leader does not represent Liberals at all. 
And if that non-Liberal Liberal leader tells preposterous untruths, well, that’s all right, as long as he’s not the AbbottAbbottAbbott:

This weekend’s heckling of Malcolm Turnbull by the Liberal Party’s right showed only that he is a leader for the time in the way Tony Abbott never was. 
The first guffaws from the crowd at the party’s state council came after the standard claim of Liberal leaders that theirs is not a party beset by factionalism. The claim is obviously untrue, except in comparison with the destructive formal factions in Labor.
The din increased when Turnbull doubled down on his argument. Yet while embarrassing him on camera, the crankiness of conservative Liberal Party members confirmed that if any should wear the dubious label of being “out of touch”, it is them.
The man now leading the country, the man they heckled, is far more likely to ensure a sustained Coalition government than Abbott ever was. 
Elections are won in the fickle centre, and if Turnbull can re-cast the government from deeply unpopular band of reactionaries to an economically dry, socially permissive, reasonable administration, he will set the party up for three terms in government.
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Labor knew it, yet pretended he was Prime Minister material

Andrew Bolt October 11 2015 (10:22pm)

 Yet Labor told us to vote for this bloke. Twice:

FORMER Labor minister Peter Garrett has stood by labelling former prime minister Kevin Rudd a power-hungry megalomaniac and has slammed his “unbelievably poor” treatment of Julia Gillard. 
Mr Garrett, 62, makes the scathing assessment of the ousted Labor leader in his biography Big Blue Sky…
Mr Garrett says in his book that supporting Rudd in light of his “trail of destruction and abandoned policy” was his biggest mistake in nearly 10 years in parliament…
“He was [a megalomaniac]. I am not the only one to think it either.” 
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Stop your bitching about poor Bachelor Blake Garvey

Miranda Devine – Saturday, October 11, 2014 (11:32pm)

ALL week we have watched a gentle, harmless man endure a mass attack from foul-mouthed schoolyard bullies who have never met him but hate his guts.
Everyone with a social media account or a column or a microphone took a pot shot.
He was “Australia’s number one tosser”, “a freakin douchebag” a “knob”, a “jackass”, the nation’s “most hated man”.

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The Bolt Report today, October 12

Andrew Bolt October 12 2014 (5:48am)

On The Bolt Report on Channel 10 at 10am and 4pm.
Editorial:  The true danger of Hizb ut-Tahrir.
My guest: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
The panel: Cassandra Wilkinson and Michael Kroger.

NewsWatch:  The Daily Telegraph’s Miranda Devine.

The videos of the shows appear here.
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Madu Odiokwu Pastorvin

GOD IS WITH YOU AND FOR YOU.
Let me encourage you. I may not know all the specific challenges you’re facing, but these two things will make all the difference.He is with you and He is for you.If you believe,fear and worry won’t be able to steal your joy. The circumstances of life will not dictate your future. Sickness and financial lack will not have its way in your life. When God is with you and for you, no person, no situation, no circumstance can keep you from the blessings of God. 

The same God who created the heavens and the earth, who spoke the universe into existence, who knows everything that will ever happen in your life...is WITH YOU and FOR YOU. 

When God is for you, nothing can win against you. Not the pain of your past, not the mistakes you’ve made, not a bad economy or ANYTHING else on earth.Think and meditate on it.God bless you.
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KNOW THAT GOD IS WITH YOU AND FOR YOU.
No matter how alone you feel, no matter how discouraged you might be...God will always be with you and for you. He’s promised it, and God doesn’t break His promises. 
I pray that you will keep this incredible promise front and center in your life every day.
God bless you.
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YOUR PROBLEMS ARE NOT BIGGER THAN WHAT YOU CAN BEAR.
The Apostle Paul knew hardships and he said in the book of (2 Cor. 11:24-27)
"Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned,three times I was shipwrecked.I spent a night and a day in the open sea.I have been in danger from rivers,in danger from bandits, 
in danger from my own countrymen,in danger from Gentiles,in danger in the city, in danger in the country,in danger at sea and in danger from false brothers. I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep.I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food.I have been cold and naked."

But in all of these things Paul did not quit.He did not give up.He remained faithful.Compare his suffering with yours? I want you to say,I’m going to live in the faith.I’m going to live in the strength which comes from the help of God.

No matter how many times you get knocked down, keep getting back up. God sees your determination. God sees your faithfulness. And when you do everything you can do,that’s when God will step in and do what you can’t do.God bless you.
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MAKE A YOU-TURN.
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.
Philippians 3:13(NKJV)
A “U-turn” in driving means to perform a 180 degree turn to reverse the direction of travel.In life,you need a U-Turn to be who God want you to be.To turn around your personal life so that you have hope, love,joy and peace that God created for you to have through salvation and personal relationship with Christ.

So, How to make a YOU-turn?
I. Be Friendly.“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:35.One of the most important things you can do for your spiritual life is to surround yourself with positive,friendly Christian people.Romans 15:7 says Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you for the glory of God.
II. Be Fruitful
"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love," Ephesians 3:17.When you feel shut out,broken and alone,just remember that you can never be lost to God’s love.When Christ dwells in your heart by faith,then you are rooted and grounded in fruitfulness.You are in the place God wants you to be. You are in the soil that has the potential to grow anything.It can grow the best you,that you can possibly become.Make a U-Turn.God bless you.
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Pastor Rick Warren
"As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find my joy in your commands!" Psalm 119:143 (NLT)
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Self-righteousness, based on works, condemns us. True righteousness, paid for by Jesus on the cross, frees us.
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Jesus is seen in the faces of those around you who are hurting. See Matt.25:45
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CAPITALISM says "What's mine is mine, and I will keep it!" COMMUNISM says "What's yours is mine, and I will take it." Christian Love says "What's mine is yours, and I'm eager to share it!" #Generosity
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As far as this writer is concerned, that's about 23 minutes too long. It makes those last 12 scenes of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy seem positively succinct, and it crosses the line between devoting noticeable time and effort to something and wasting half of your soon-to-be fiancee's evening.
Never mind that though. There are bigger problems here.
First, some background. Actor and director Justin Baldoni told his girlfriend, Emily Foxler, to go to the Blu Jam Cafe in Los Angeles, where he planned to unleash a romantic evening of longwinded surprises.
Why the Blu Jam Cafe, you ask? Because that's where the couple shared their first date. Awww.
When Emily arrived at the cafe, Justin was nowhere to be found, but he did organise some tasteful candles to offset the room's dim lighting.

I love her. All of her. But I won't be telling her "I love the shit out of you" - ed
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A GERMAN couple's marriage got off to a rocky start when the groom forgot his bride at a highway petrol station on the way home from their honeymoon, only noticing she was missing after hours had passed.
The couple was heading home to Berlin from their holiday in France, when the man pulled over near the central town of Bad Hersfeld late Thursday to fill up their van, police said.
The woman had been sleeping in the back of the van but got up - unbeknownst to the man - to use the toilets, and her new husband drove off before she returned.
Only after two-and-a-half hours on the road did he notice she was gone and called police, who said she was patiently waiting for him to return.

Honey, let me explain .. ed
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A TEENAGER has committed suicide after he faced being put on a sex offenders list for streaking at a high school gridiron game.
Christian Adamek, 15, from Hunstville, Alabama, hanged himself on October 2 and died two days later, AL.com reports.
Just one week earlier, he had been arrested by cops after running naked across the field during a high school gridiron game on September 27. Under Alabama law, Christian faced being placed on the sex offenders register if found guilty of indecent exposure.
Video of his streaking was put on YouTube, attracting enthusiastic comments calling him a “legend” from his fellow students at Sparkman High, but has since been removed.
School officials, who were furious over the incident, threatened the teen with expulsion and legal action for indecent exposure - which under Alabama law would put him on the sex offender’s register.
“There’s the legal complications,” principal Michael Campbell told WHNT the day before Christian hanged himself. The streaking was not just a harmless prank, Mr Campbell said.
“Public lewdness and court consequences outside of school with the legal system, as well as the school consequences that the school system has set up,” he said.

While administration were worrying about how things looked, did anyone think to talk to the boy? - ed
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Forty years ago Israel blundered disastrously on the eve of the Yom Kippur War because its military leaders had a concept about the circumstances in which it might be attacked, and the concept was wrong.
Twenty years ago, Israel blundered disastrously by signing the Oslo Accord, because its political leaders had a concept about what it would take to get peace, and the concept was wrong.
Beware of policy makers bearing concepts.
That’s worth pondering as the Obama administration peddles another concept— that a deal with Russia will lead to disarmament by Syria—as a reason to call off military strikes. But agreements are not achievements, wishes are not facts, and theory is not reality.

In 1973, what Israeli military planners called *Ha’Conceptzia*—the
Concept—was that Egypt would not attack without Syria, Syria would not
attack without Egypt, and Egypt lacked the long-range bombers and ballistic
missiles it would need to retake the Sinai Peninsula. It was a comforting
syllogism that allowed Israel to dismiss accumulating evidence of an
impending attack, including a personal warning from Jordan’s King Hussein,
as nothing more than psychological warfare.

The flaw with the Concept was the Concept: Theory provides vision at the
expense of clarity. It also obstructs thought. Had the Egyptian goal been
to retake the entirety of the Sinai, Anwar Sadat would never have ordered
an attack.

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THE ART OF THE JEWISH PAPERCUT
In his forward to this special collection, Professor Bezalel Narkiss, of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, explains that Jewish papercuts represent a unique art form, created by mostly anonymous folk artists. At first impression they resemble naive painting or a child's art. But one quickly realizes the complexity of the designs, and the knowledge involved in their composition. Narkiss hopes that Giza Frankel's celebration of this rare and disappearing art form will not only introduce it to the uninitiated and help researchers, but also inspire contemporary artists to revive and continue this rich tradition.
The Jews became familiar with papercuts in Germany of the 17th century, where they were known as "Scherenschnitt" (scissor-runs). Austrian monks and nuns went on to create "Spitzenbilder", splendid "lace-pictures" of cut paper and the art was also known in Holland by the 18th century. But Jewish merchants probably met this form much earlier, in the 14th century, from travels to the Far East. Papercuts became most popular in the 19th century and into the early 20th. They were made exclusively by men: pupils in hederyeshiva students, teachers (melamedim) and their assistants. Sometimes old men made papercuts in their spare time. Below are samples of some of the beautiful, full-color reproductions that appear in the hardcover book


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Allen West
On my usual morning run I like to stop and chat with the brave men and women of the US Capitol Hill Police who safeguard the symbols of American liberty and our Members of the legislative branch. However, this morning our normally cheerful chat was disturbing. It seems these men and women who were standing their posts in the rain, as they always do, have been deemed non-essential and will not be getting paid, but they will continue to man their posts. How can the Members of Congress look these men and women in the eye? The Officer this morning asked me one simple thing, "Please Sir, speak up for us." I can imagine the families of our fallen Warriors who have been denied death gratuity payments from this administration are asking the same. Who are we as a Nation? Where is our sense of character? I implore us all to speak up for the men and women of the US Capitol Hill Police, and all who serve. Call the office of your Members of Congress and ask "where is your sense of character?"

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During his visit to Israel in March, US President Barack Obama compelled Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to apologize to his Turkish counterpart for the actions of IDF Naval Commandos aboard the Mavi Marmara terror ship in May 2010.

The Mavi Marmara was sent by the IHH, a Turkish- government supported, al-Qaida-aligned group, to try to break Israel's lawful maritime blockade of the Gaza coast. When the lightly armed naval commandos boarded the ship they were attacked by terrorists wielding knives and iron pipes. They were stabbed and bludgeoned. In the violence, nine Turkish terrorists were killed.

By forcing Israel to apologize to Turkey, Obama took the side of the aggressor against the victim.

Netanyahu apologized to Turkey's pro-Hamas Prime Minister Recep Erdogan in a phone call that Obama participated in. Obama promised that Turkey would accept Israel's apology and restore full diplomatic relations.

But nothing of the sort occurred. Last week, Turkish President Abdullah Gul told Yediot Aharonot that the apology came too late. And this week, Erdogan hosted Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal for the third time in the past year. Commentators have raised the prospect that Hamas may be hoping to transfer its headquarters from Qatar to Turkey.

The Egyptian military is now fighting Hamas in Sinai. The military-backed government blames the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood branch for fomenting the Islamist insurgency there. Egyptian forces have destroyed much of the tunnel network linking Gaza with Sinai that had enabled the cross-traffic of terrorists and munitions between the areas. This week, Egypt announced plans to demarcate Egypt's territorial waters along Gaza to prevent the transfer by sea of weapons and terror operatives between them.

Under these circumstances, Erdogan's embrace of Mashaal was a sign not only of support for Hamas and ill will toward Israel. It was a sign of animosity toward Egypt.

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In a tragic turn of events, it has been revealed that Colonel (Res.) Shraya (Yaya) Opher, murdered last night in his JordanValley home of Brosh, was killed on the same day as his brother, who died 40 years ago duringthe Yom Kippur War.  
Major Yitzchak Opher, a pilot, was killed on October 11 1973, when his plane was shot down over the Golan Heights.
Israel's Yedioth Ahronoth quoted a senior officer who served with Shraya (Yaya) Opher saying that his fighter pilot brother's death had been a strong influence on his own military career.
Opher enjoyed a distinguished career in the IDF, serving as a Commander in the Givati Brigades, a commander of the Gaza Strip, and a founder of the elite Shaldag air force commando unit.

In the early hours of Friday morning, Opher was brutally murdered by two Palestinian Authority Arabs, who attacked him with axes and iron bars. His wife, Monique Omer, escaped with minor injuries as she fled the scene to call for help.

Five arrested

Security forces have arrested five Palestinian Authority Arab men on suspicion of carrying out the brutal attack. The five were all taken for interrogation by Israel's internal security forces (Shin Bet).
Wife speaks from hospital bed

Opher's wife Monique Omer spoke about her husband from her hospital bed in Afula Friday morning.

"Is there anyone who didn’t know Yaya Opher?" she said in tears, "A soldier for many years, Commander of the Gaza Strip, Givati and Shaldag (air force commandos)." 
"How were they able to do that to Yaya?" she asked.
"A wonderful man, a wonderful father, wonderful grandfather, there are no words," she added. "There was no one who didn't love him who didn't connect to him," Monique wept.

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US President Barack Obama has met with 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for girls' education and the target of a Taliban assassination attempt who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Obama met with Malala on Friday, the same day the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The Pakistani teen had been considered a front-runner for the prize and was in Washington to speak at two events.
The teen said in a statement after the meeting that she was honoured to meet with the president, who is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
"I thanked President Obama for the United States' work in supporting education in Pakistan and Afghanistan and for Syrian refugees. I also expressed my concerns that drone attacks are fueling terrorism. Innocent victims are killed in these acts, and they lead to resentment among the Pakistani people. If we refocus efforts on education it will make a big impact," she said.
She called for greater cooperation between the governments of the United States and Pakistan.

A few years ago Obama hosted a dinner for jailers of a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Now he meets with a girl unfairly denied one after those who covered up  Saddam Hussein's WMD got it instead. - ed
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Although Friday's fatal attack in the Jordan Valley community of Brosh is unrelated to previous recent acts of terrorism, together they form a disturbing picture, according to Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon.
Danon told interviewers on Israeli radio network Reshet Bet that there was room to weigh up whether or not to continue negotiations withthe Palestinian Authority following the attacks, and the incitement he said lay behind them.
According to the Deputy Defense Minister, "forces trying to undermine" Mahmoud Abbas' leadership could also have been behind the attack.
"Israel expects the Palestinian Authority to react and take actions, but at the moment we are not seeing this," Danon lamented.
Many political figures have rejected claims that the recent spate of terror attacks is not the responsibility of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its Chaiman, Mahmoud Abbas.
Following the attack in Psagot last week, which saw a nine-year old Israeli girl shot in the neck at close range, Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel said: “the same 'Abu' is not denouncing and the same 'Mazen' is not taking action to arrest terrorists but only making gestures.” Abu Mazen is another name for the PA Chairman. 

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<... In other words he is a typical egotistical arrogant loud mouth obnoxious bastard with no manners lacking all common courtesy full of bravado and chutzpah hiding his lack of expertise. He'd make a great taxi driver. Of course he would argue that he did not need to turn on his meter. This is why so many Israelis like him. He is like some of them. Sometimes Israelis can be their own worst enemies. It's time to grow up. As they say in the classics you can bullsh!t some people some of the time but not all the people all of the time. I could not imagine a worse qualified politician.>

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Into-the-fray-What-an-idiot-328445

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Israeli leaders in Samaria were horrified to learn this week that Israeli leftists with the Yesh Din organization took part in an Arabcelebration on the ruins of the Jewish community of Homesh.


During the celebration Jewish symbols at the site werereplaced with PLO flags, and a banner was waved that depicted a man in religious Jewish garb with a spear through his mouth.
Yesh Din was instrumental in causing the celebration as well. The group’slawyers filed the lawsuit that lead the government’s legal adviser to declare that the government would transfer Homesh to Arab hands.
Acting head of the Samaria Council Yossi Dagan - who himself was expelled from Sa-Nur, near Homesh - was appalled to hear that Yesh Din had been at the rally. “The extreme left has hit an unbelievable low,” he said.
There were people at the celebration rally who called to murder Jews, he noted.
“We’re used to incitement and even libel from extreme-left organizations. But even for an extremist group like them, this crosses a red line, and brings them to depths I wouldn’t have dreamed they would reach,” he continued.

<... Always forgive you enemies but never forget who they are.>
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<... Those terrible Israelis are at it again. What will it take to stop them terrorising Muslims worldwide ?>
Typical characteristics and patterns of cowardly acquiescence to forecasted fear, seems to guide certain US and even most Western foreign policy.  

Perhaps the roots of such mentality are firmly embedded within failed domestic contexts; ones quite hijacked by PC and fear-inducements, which ultimately serve only to embolden and empower criminally-based prospects. - Allyson

"Experts: Iran on verge of collapse in light of economic sanctions" - Ynet

"While Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said to US President Barack Obama and administration officials that the sanctions against Iran must be increased since only an economic collapse will lead it to withdraw its nuclear program, the White House is concerned that increasing economic pressure at this time may weaken Rohani and strengthen hard-liners in Tehran." - Yitzhak Benhorin - 

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4435193,00.html
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<... When you have a Kenyan born anti imperialist Communist educated apostate Muslim Anti POTUS who changes his name from Barry to Barack at the helm were you expecting Mother Theresa ?>
Washington is still dreaming

Could it be that today, too, two years after waking up from the dream of the Arab Spring, the American administration is still struggling to see things clearly? Otherwise, how can one possibly explain Washington's decision to withhold aid from Egypt or the upcoming renewal of negotiations with Iran, during which the removal of sanctions will be discussed -- which is certainly a possibility in the Washington of today.


What else needs to happen for the Americans to finally understand what region we live in, and how there are places in the world where the values and rules that they hold so dearly -- they really are positive values by the way -- do not necessarily hold sway? Does some prime minister of some "democratic" country need to be kidnapped by his state security apparatus for the light bulb to go on? This too happened yesterday, in Libya, when an armed militia that supports terrorism, which is supposed to ensure the safety of the new democratic administration which is charged with building a strong and stable government, as well as help the U.S. combat terrorism, kidnaps the prime minister from his hotel room? Does it sound like the plot from a Monty Python movie? Well, the reality in our region is wilder than the imagination.
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The United Nations nuclear watchdog on Friday narrowly voted down an Arab League resolution to single out Israel for criticism over its alleged nuclear arsenal.
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The 2-year-old son of NFL star Adrian Peterson died Friday in a South Dakota hospital after he was allegedly beaten by a man dating the boy's mother, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported.
A release from the Sioux City police department said a toddler died "from injuries sustained during the aggravated assault Wednesday." It said it was witholding the child's name but the Associated Press said a person with knowledge of the situation also had confirmed it was Peterson's son.
The police also said Joseph Robert Patterson had made a court appearance in the case and was being held on $750,000 cash bond.

There might be a reason. But it isn't a good one. - ed
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The State Department has confirmed that U.S. troops have captured a senior Pakistani Taliban commander in Afghanistan.
Deputy spokesperson Marie Harf told reporters Friday that U.S. forces nabbed Taliban terrorist leader Latif Mehsud in a recent military operation. Harf said Mehsud served as a senior deputy and trusted confidant of Pakistan Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud.
 The Islamic extremist group claimed responsibility for the attempted bombing in New York’s Times Square in 2010 and has vowed to attack the U.S. again, according to Harf. She went on to say the group has also attacked U.S. diplomats and “countless” civilians in Pakistan.

Another failed Obama negotiation - ed
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A MORBIDLY obese dachshund who once tipped the scales at 35 kilograms has lost 23 kilograms after a year of dieting and exercise
Obie, who lives in Portland, Oregon is showing off his healthy makeover thanks to his new owner Nora Vanatta.
The five-year-old dog became an internet sensation last year when photos of him looking sad and lying on his back, with his massive belly chaffed from dragging on the ground went viral.

Still had plastic surgery - ed
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s first baby book, which was read repeatedly! Most of all, thanks to the great folks at C4P for all the wonderful work they do! >

http://conservatives4palin.com/2013/10/one-park-two-parks-yellow-park-blue-park.html

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A group of high school freshman in Illinois were reportedly required to determine who would live and who would die in a chilling class assignment that school officials say was nothing more than a lesson in social bias. However, critics argue it sounded more like a lesson in death panels.
The assignment, reportedly administered by the sociology unit at St. Joseph-Ogden High School, involved a fictional group of 10 individuals who are all in desperate need of kidney dialysis. If they don’t get the treatment, “they will die,” the lesson reads.
“But there’s a problem,” Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports. “The local hospital only has enough machines to support six patients.”
The next part of the assignment is down-right haunting.
“That means four people are not going to live. You must decide from the information below which six will survive,” it states.


Death panel training for school kids - ed
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As a young man finding my way forward in the world of Torah study, I was completely bowled over by the genius of Rav Ovadia Yosef, who died this week. In all the contemporary rabbinic responsas I had read, nothing came near to the phenomenal breadth of his learning, his marshaling of sources, and above all his tolerant, often lenient conclusions.

The great Ashkenazi contemporary authorities I was studying almost invariably came to strict, restrictive conclusions. There was an almost undeclared agenda to constantly raise the bar rather than lower it. And they completely ignored the more recent great Sephardi authorities. It was almost as if they thought Sephardi scholarship ended with Maimonides. 

From the moment I picked up the early volumes of his magisterial response, “Yabia Omer”, in 1957 I was completely won over by Rav Yosef‘s different approach. He brought the widest range of sources. He weighed the body of opinion and allowed the pure law to speak for itself, and most importantly of all, where he could he would find a lenient resolution. It was as if a new, younger, brilliant Chief Justice was suddenly appointed to the Supreme Court, stood head and shoulders above the other justices, and promised to sweep away all the cobwebs and vested interests. Having such a wider vision, he knew the range of options that went well beyond the conventional wisdom.
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10/Oct/2013
Israel’s Blind Watchmen By CAROLINE B. GLICK
Israel’s military leadership failure to notice, let alone grasp the strategic implications of, regional and international developments is not new. It has been going on for at least 40 years.
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Column-one-Israels-blind-watchmen-328453
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Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new technique for creating stem cells of the human liver and pancreas – a breakthrough that could significantly transform the future of transplant therapies.
The novel method involves altering the signal pathways of cells specific to the human foregut – the upper portion of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.  Through this manipulation, researchers were able to stop the cells from developing fully and push them into a state of constant self-renewal.
As a result, these “foregut stem cells” can then be further amplified by physicians, who can then form them into liver or pancreatic cells.  These cells could potentially be used to treat damaged organs or tissue, in addition to conditions such as type 1 diabetes or metabolic liver disease.
According to the researchers, their technique improves upon existing methods for creating liver or pancreatic stem cells, which sometimes do not yield enough cells for transplantation.

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Perhaps we should have the winner of the Nobel Prize for Science determine what the heck in the water in Norway these days. 

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has just been awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize? 

Who? 

They won the...WHAT?

The group was awarded the prize, in the words of the Nobel Committee, "for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons." Well, if you ask me -- and the people of Syria- certainly not extensive enough to win a prize!

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On October 9, senior Israeli defense official Amos Gilad delivered The Washington Institute's 2013 Zeev Schiff Memorial Lecture, held annually in honor of the esteemed defense correspondent, strategic thinker, and longtime friend of the Institute. The following is a rapporteur's summary of the general's remarks.
Israel's main security concern is Iran, its only potential existential threat at the moment. Yet despite that threat and the continuing turmoil in the Middle East, Israel is more secure than ever.

THE IRAN THREAT

When Binyamin Netanyahu was first elected prime minister in 1996, he was presented with an intelligence assessment that Iran would become Israel's main enemy because of its vision of developing both a nuclear weapon and a large missile force. At the time, most other countries rejected this assessment, including the United States. Since then, much has changed. All leading intelligence services now agree that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has long been determined to put his country in a position where it could develop nuclear weapons at will. Iran is now at that point -- if Khamenei asked Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, "Can we develop a nuclear weapon whenever we want?," the answer would be "yes."
Yet the past decade has provided another crucial lesson: namely, whenever the Iranian regime has faced an existential threat, it has delayed its nuclear project. In 2003, Iran's leaders believed that the United States would extend its war in Iraq to tackle the Islamic Republic as well, so they froze their nuclear activities. But they resumed the program after that pause and have since produced hundreds of missiles.

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This Chapter illuminates, how one person Ayatollah Khomeini changed the world. Revealed Ayatollah Khomeini carefully crafted peaceful deception to gain power, to a bloody purge of tens of thousands of innocent lives across the face of Iran. And how one man forced radical Islam upon a people. Khomeini’s  governmental structure of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the various governmental directorates, how officials are placed into power and removed, the matrix of Islamic Theocratic Totalitarian state of Tehran.Read Introduction to EBook.
limited time free PDF - ed
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Published 21:37 09.10.13
The head of the political wing of Hamas, Khaled Meshal, implicitly called on the Palestinian Authority Wednesday to cease peace negotiations with Israel immediately, claiming that continuing the talks would endanger the status of Jerusalem. Meshal, who is living in Qatar with other Hamas leaders, was in Ankara this week, where spoke by video to a rally in Beirut. Meshal said only armed struggle against Israel could achieve the right of return and protect Jerusalem.
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A Salient Example of Hajj Amin el-Husseini’s Canonical Islamic Jew-Hatred — Introduction, Text, and Commentary

October 9th, 2013 by Andrew Bostom | 

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The Li Ka Shing Foundation has donated $130 million to the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. The funds will be used to strengthen its home campus in Haifa and enable it to meet its commitment to establish the Technion Guangdong Institute of Technology, a joint venture with Shantou University in Guangdong Province in southern China. This is the largest ever donation to the Technion and one of the biggest in the history of Israeli higher education.
Guangdong Province and Shantou Municipal Government will set aside an additional RMB 900 million ($147 million) to fund construction and initial operations of the Technion Guangdong Institute, and has allotted 330,000 square meters for the campus.
Technion President Prof. Peretz Lavie and Shantou University Provost Prof. Gu Peihua signed the memorandum of understanding between the universities in Tel Aviv today in the presence of Li Ka Shing Foundation and Hutchison Whampoa chairman Li Ka-shing. The agreement will soon be brought for the approval of the Technion’s and Chinese statutory authorities.
The Technion Guangdong Institute will begin offering undergraduate programs in civil and environmental engineering and computer sciences in the 2014 academic year. The establishment of an innovation center, connecting industries in Guangdong with Israel’s technological creativity, will bridge Israeli technology into China and promote joint research and innovation. The institute's language of instruction will be in English and its faculty will be recruited from international researchers and scientists in universities around the world.
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MOST of life's lessons aren't taught in textbooks or the classroom. Here's a master list of rules to fully love your life.
20 things you won't learn at school 
1. You cannot influence the world by trying to be like it.
2. Wisdom comes from life experience, not textbooks.
3. Imagination is more valuable than knowledge.

You can learn at school but if you learn everything there, you have missed out on other opportunities - ed
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“For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David. Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.” Psalm 62:1 NIV
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Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon

Morning


"Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens."
Lamentations 3:41

The act of prayer teaches us our unworthiness, which is a very salutary lesson for such proud beings as we are. If God gave us favours without constraining us to pray for them we should never know how poor we are, but a true prayer is an inventory of wants, a catalogue of necessities, a revelation of hidden poverty. While it is an application to divine wealth, it is a confession of human emptiness. The most healthy state of a Christian is to be always empty in self and constantly depending upon the Lord for supplies; to be always poor in self and rich in Jesus; weak as water personally, but mighty through God to do great exploits; and hence the use of prayer, because, while it adores God, it lays the creature where it should be, in the very dust. Prayer is in itself, apart from the answer which it brings, a great benefit to the Christian. As the runner gains strength for the race by daily exercise, so for the great race of life we acquire energy by the hallowed labour of prayer. Prayer plumes the wings of God's young eaglets, that they may learn to mount above the clouds. Prayer girds the loins of God's warriors, and sends them forth to combat with their sinews braced and their muscles firm. An earnest pleader cometh out of his closet, even as the sun ariseth from the chambers of the east, rejoicing like a strong man to run his race. Prayer is that uplifted hand of Moses which routs the Amalekites more than the sword of Joshua; it is the arrow shot from the chamber of the prophet foreboding defeat to the Syrians. Prayer girds human weakness with divine strength, turns human folly into heavenly wisdom, and gives to troubled mortals the peace of God. We know not what prayer cannot do! We thank thee, great God, for the mercy-seat, a choice proof of thy marvellous lovingkindness. Help us to use it aright throughout this day!

Evening

"Whom he did predestinate, them he also called."
Romans 8:30
In the second epistle to Timothy, first chapter, and ninth verse, are these words--"Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling." Now, here is a touchstone by which we may try our calling. It is "an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace." This calling forbids all trust in our own doings, and conducts us to Christ alone for salvation, but it afterwards purges us from dead works to serve the living and true God. As he that hath called you is holy, so must you be holy. If you are living in sin, you are not called, but if you are truly Christ's, you can say, "Nothing pains me so much as sin; I desire to be rid of it; Lord, help me to be holy." Is this the panting of thy heart? Is this the tenor of thy life towards God, and his divine will? Again, in Philippians, 3:13, 14, we are told of "The high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Is then your calling a high calling? Has it ennobled your heart, and set it upon heavenly things? Has it elevated your hopes, your tastes, your desires? Has it upraised the constant tenor of your life, so that you spend it with God and for God? Another test we find in Hebrews 3:1--"Partakers of the heavenly calling." Heavenly calling means a call from heaven. If man alone call thee, thou art uncalled. Is thy calling of God? Is it a call to heaven as well as from heaven? Unless thou art a stranger here, and heaven thy home, thou hast not been called with a heavenly calling; for those who have been so called, declare that they look for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God, and they themselves are strangers and pilgrims upon the earth. Is thy calling thus holy, high, heavenly? Then, beloved, thou hast been called of God, for such is the calling wherewith God doth call his people.
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Today's reading: Isaiah 37-38, Colossians 3 (NIV)

View today's reading on Bible Gateway

Today's Old Testament reading: Isaiah 37-38



Jerusalem’s Deliverance Foretold
1 When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the temple of the LORD. 2 He sent Eliakim the palace administrator, Shebna the secretary, and the leading priests, all wearing sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz. 3 They told him, “This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the moment of birth and there is no strength to deliver them. 4 It may be that the LORD your God will hear the words of the field commander, whom his master, the king of Assyria, has sent to ridicule the living God, and that he will rebuke him for the words the LORD your God has heard. Therefore pray for the remnant that still survives.”
5 When King Hezekiah’s officials came to Isaiah, 6 Isaiah said to them, “Tell your master, ‘This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard—those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. 7 Listen! When he hears a certain report, I will make him want to return to his own country, and there I will have him cut down with the sword.’”

Today's New Testament reading: Colossians 3

Living as Those Made Alive in Christ
1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all....
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Pilate

[Pī'late] - one armed with a dartThe surname of the fifth Roman procurator of Judea, who was recalled by Tiberius and banished to Vienna, where tradition says he committed suicide in 41 a.d. (Matt. 27).

The Man Who Sinned Against Conscience


What a different story we would have had if Pilate had obeyed his own conscience and also had followed his wife's intuition and advice. Pilate held office for some twelve years, and by his covetous and cruel government caused himself to be hated both by the Jews and Samaritans. His first name, Pontius, means, "belonging to the sea."

What a man he was for shirking responsibilities! He turned Christ over to the Jewish authorities (John 18:31), and then to Herod (Luke 23:7). When Christ was returned to him, he proposed to inflict a minor penalty ( Luke 23:22). When he could not silence the cry of the mob for the blood of Christ, he directed attention to Barabbas (Matt. 27:17), and when the die was cast, engaged in a hypocritical ceremony (Matt. 27:24).
Some authorities affirm that the name Pilate is from "Pilus," a felt cap which was worn by a slave as an emblem of liberty.
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