July 30th, 2014
By Barry Secrest
Over the last several years, both the US and the world have experienced a series of disruptions and signs that would seem to bode of an ill wind blowing against humanity as a whole.
On virtually every continent, the harbinger of economic chaos or war has either threatened to encompass or has actually taken hold of entire nations, destabilizing a balance which has forever been tenuous at best. Absent of human device, there are then natural cataclysms filling the vacuum.
In addition, we have seen signs in the heavens from a sequence of ongoing Blood Moons, Supermoons, Comets, and even asteroids and the like, while the earth rumbles and shakes at a historically unprecedented rate. Many believe that our world has entered into a new age marking either a significant ending or perhaps a new and rather dire beginning.
Some even believe that the days of Noah have now returned.
At the heart of this upheaval lies the centerpiece of all Harbingers, an outright war between Israel and the offspring of Ishmael, even while the beast of Islamic extremism seems to increasingly threaten the entirety of Christendom if not the developed world.
Currently in the US, political dissonance along with a porously unattended border have reached a degree of cultural malignance not seen in modern times, even while the Mideast and much of Europe lies threatened by the very multiculturalism that at one time, to some at least, seemed a beacon of benign enlightenment.
With all of this, however, there is the one other heretofore missing ingredient which may have finally found its dreadful purchase, and it could conceivably be the worst of all.
Ebola: The Pestilence that Stalks in Darkness
As the chaos continually mounts, a vast panoply of both disease and plagues scattered widely across the planet have begun to alarm both national and international health experts.
Nor are these the typical infectious diseases which routinely occur on every continent on an ongoing yearly basis but rather, these are some of the most deadly diseases known to man, historically.
Chief among these deadly contagions is the fear-spawning Ebola hemorrhagic virus which is even now spreading across West Africa. As an infectious disease, Ebola boasts one of the most brutal mortality rates of any other known disease, often killing up to 90% of those who contract it.
This latest outbreak of Ebola, the Zaire Strain (ZEBOV) made its appearance first known on March 23rd, 2014 in Guinea, Africa, thousands of miles away from Ebola's last appearance which occurred in Uganda in November of 2012. However, this time things are different....
July 30th, 2014
By Dave Bohon
A former scientist at California State University-Northridge (CSUN) is suing the school for firing him after he made a discovery that appeared to prove a triceratops fossil was only thousands of years old, rather than the 65 million years the university's scientific community insisted.
In 2012, Mark Armitage, an electron microscope technician at CSUN, was part of a dinosaur fossil dig at Montana's famed Hell Creek formation excavation site, when he uncovered the horn of a triceratops, a dinosaur many scientists believe roamed the earth — and became extinct — over 60 million years ago. But when Armitage examined the horn under a powerful university microscope, he made a fascinating discovery that stunned, and embarrassed, members of the university's scientific community. Attached to the fossilized horn was soft tissue, indicating that the dinosaur in question most likely was alive as recently as 4,000 years ago.
Armitage, a published professional who supports a “young Earth” creationist view of history, brought the discovery to the attention of the wider science world with the publication of his findings in the peer-reviewed Acta Histochemica Journal. He also discussed his findings with university students he was training on high-powered microscopes. One of those students passed the information on to Armitage's supervisor, Dr. Ernest Kwok, according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of Armitage by the conservative legal advocacy group the Pacific Justice Institute. According to the complaint, Kwok confronted the Christian, creationist Armitage, shouting at him: “We are not going to tolerate your religion in this department.”
Armitage said he reported the incident to the department chair, who told him that there was no issue and to put the incident out of his mind. But according to the lawsuit, the day that Armitage's paper was published online, February 12, 2013, Kwok called a secret meeting of other staff members, during which the decision was made to fire Armitage...
July 29th, 2014
Wall Street Journal
By Steve Goldstein
The publishing of an alleged transcript between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised eyebrows and provoked debate on Tuesday, at a time when relations between the U.S. and Israel are said to hit a low over the latter’s deadly ground invasion of Gaza. Read Wall Street Journal article (subscription required) on why tensions are climbing.
It’s not unusual for either side to publish what’s called a “readout” — basically, a diplomatic summary of the conversation — and the readout from the White House side of a Sunday call between the two leaders wasn’t effusive. “Building on Secretary Kerry’s efforts, the President made clear the strategic imperative of instituting an immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire that ends hostilities now and leads to a permanent cessation of hostilities based on the November 2012 ceasefire agreement.
The President reaffirmed the United States’ support for Egypt’s initiative, as well as regional and international coordination to end hostilities,” the White House call said.
Yes, but what did they really say? Israel’s Channel One has published a transcript, in Hebrew, and The Times of Israel has translated it into English.
Barack Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes.
Benjamin Netanyahu: And what will Israel receive in exchange for a ceasefire?
BO: I believe that Hamas will cease its rocket fire — silence will be met with silence.
BN: Hamas broke all five previous ceasefires. It’s a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel.
BO: I repeat and expect Israel to stop all its military activities unilaterally. The pictures of destruction in Gaza distance the world from Israel’s position.
BN: Kerry’s proposal was completely unrealistic and gives Hamas military and diplomatic advantages.
BO: Within a week of the end of Israel’s military activities, Qatar and Turkey will begin negotiations with Hamas based on the 2012 understandings, including Israel’s commitment to removing the siege and restrictions on Gaza.
BN: Qatar and Turkey are the biggest supporters of Hamas. It’s impossible to rely on them to be fair mediators.
BO: I trust Qatar and Turkey. Israel is not in the position that it can choose its mediators.
BN: I protest because Hamas can continue to launch rockets and use tunnels for terror attacks –
BO: (interrupting Netanyahu) The ball’s in Israel’s court, and it must end all its military activities.
Now, that can’t be taken as verbatim, though as expressions of opinions, the transcript seems on the mark.
The first notable element is the transcript itself — which got official reaction, and denial, from both sides.
July 28th, 2014
By Kolten Parker
SAN ANTONIO – Photos showing dozens of members of the militia groups on the U.S.-Mexico border carrying semi-automatic rifles and wearing masks, camouflage and tactical gear provide one of the first glimpses into the group's activities on the border.
Members of the militia groups, who say they have 10 active "teams" along the state's southern border, are seen at campsites, walking along the Rio Grande River, pointing rifles and pistols out of frame and flipping off the camera in the photos obtained by the San Antonio Express-News.
A spokesperson for the group provided the photos under the condition that members' faces be blurred because of fear of being identified by "cartel and gang members."
One of the photos shows a Border Patrol agent leaning through an armed militia member's vehicle window and pointing on a map. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection earlier this month strongly rebuked the group's presence on the border but did not return multiple requests for comment regarding the photo.
Gov. Rick Perry, who last week ordered 1,000 Texas National Guard members to the border, declined to comment specifically on the militia groups through a spokesman but said he is "leading to secure the border."
The groups, including Oathkeepers, Three Percenters and Patriots, began recruiting and organizing more than a month ago, as national media outlets began focusing on an influx of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the border, including more than 50,000 unaccompanied minors.
July 28th, 2014
The American people have risen up in response to a rallying cry from Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), overloading the phone lines on Capitol Hill to pressure their members of Congress to fight against President Obama’s planned executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.
“I was on hold with the Capitol Hill switchboard about a minute or so each time I called my Representative and my two Senators,” Catharine Trauernicht, a Tea Party activist in Virginia, told Breitbart News Monday. “Typically, my calls are answered right away, but I always know that citizens have sprung into action when the switchboard recording comes on and says, ‘All of our operators are assisting other callers at this time.’”
When called by Breitbart News Monday at about 1:30 p.m., the Capitol Hill switchboard line was similarly busy.
“This shows the American people are going to resist,” a Sessions aide told Breitbart News. “The crescendo will grow. They are only beginning to be heard. They will get louder in the coming days.”
The calls are coming in response to Sen. Sessions, who last week asked the American people to rise up and pressure their elected leaders to stop the president from moving forward with any new executive amnesty. Obama has already granted executive amnesty to upwards of 800,000 illegal aliens through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which was initiated in 2012, and this year Obama is threatening to expand DACA to five to six million illegal aliens.
“The American people have begged and pleaded for years for our laws to be enforced,” Sessions said in his statement calling for the American people to rise up. “We have people in our own country living in violence, fear and poverty every single day. They have demanded an immigration policy that puts their jobs, wages and communities first. Every citizen should pick up the phone and ask of their congressional representative: where do you stand?”
The deluge comes after Sessions's call to melt the phone lines was reported and picked up by the Drudge Report over the weekend.
Sessions specifically has called on lawmakers to back legislative efforts by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Cruz and Blackburn have offered....