February 23rd, 2015
Isn't the dire threat of global warming supposed to mean front porch nights even in the dead of winter? Didn't the Department of Defense label global warming as a greater threat than both ISIS and Ebola?
Ladies and gentlemen, with ice covering 48 states in late winter, the climate is obviously not cooperating with Obama and his cult of climate change, or maybe there's some vast right-wing conspiracy keeping the climate chilly , so that Obama's Hegelian Principles can't be usefully fomented.
But, why would Obama and the oligarchs try to convince us of climate change when nothing's happened with temperature changes in the past 18 years?
It's all about "control."
Today's snow cover map from WSI/Intellicast shows snow in every state except Florida and South Carolina. (Photo: WSI/Intellicast)
By Doyle Rice
Snow is on the ground in at least 48 of 50 U.S. states, according to three separate national snow cover maps.
Florida has no snow on the ground according to all of the maps, of that we can be sure. But the three maps I looked at don't agree on the other snow-free state: It could be South Carolina, it could be Louisiana or possibly Mississippi. Anybody in those three states see snow?
But regardless of whether those three states have snow on the ground now, some snow is forecast to fall this week on all of them. Florida will remain the lone holdout, as no snow is predicted there.
And yes, I had to look at the Mauna Kea webcams in Hawaii to see that a patch of snow is there, atop the high mountain location in the Aloha State.
None of the maps show Alaska, but heck, it's Alaska and it's February, so I know they have snow there (though they had to change the route of the Iditarod sled dog race due to lack of snow in parts of the state.)
Though some snow is on the ground in the mountainous West, it's still rather paltry in states such as California and Oregon.
"There are major water concerns out West when it comes to the snow reservoir in the mountainous West," said snow expert David Robinson, the New Jersey state climatologist.
Overall, NOAA's site says that over half of the U.S. is snow-covered now.
A map from the National Ice Center shows snow in every state except Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi. (Photo: NOAA/National Ice Center)
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February 23rd, 2015
By Pamela Geller
Obama’s war on “countering violent extremism” turns inward – on Americans.
CNN reported Thursday that “a new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists and comes as the Obama administration holds a White House conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism.”
The DHS report unveils the Obama doctrine – ignoring the jihad and targeting the right – in a deliberate demonization of an increasing number of Americans who understand that our rights are being usurped and that the U.S. government has been hijacked by a collective of destroyers and anti-American operatives. This is not new. Obama made these same vicious accusations in a similar DHS report in early 2009. It is a strategy.
“Some federal and local law enforcement groups,” CNN says, “view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to – and in some cases greater than – the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more public attention.”
President Obama is taking the idea of pre-emption to a whole other level. The Bush doctrine included a strategy of “preemptive strikes” as a defense against an immediate threat to the security of the United States. Obama is using it as an offense against the American people.
Enemy of the state.
“The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny” – so said Aesop in the “The Wolf and the Lamb” on of Aesop’s Fables. And so he has.
Ayn Rand stated it clearly:
A statist is a man who believes that some men have the right to force, coerce, enslave, rob, and murder others. To be put into practice, this belief has to be implemented by the political doctrine that the government – the state – has the right to initiate the use of physical force against its citizens. How often force is to be used, against whom, to what extent, for what purpose and for whose benefit, are irrelevant questions. The basic principle and the ultimate results of all statist doctrines are the same: dictatorship and destruction. The rest is only a matter of time.
This DHS report is a covert declaration of war. America is “a government of the people, by the people, for the people.” This is a declaration of war on that very principle.
February 22nd, 2015
In rounds of interviews at the National Governors Association's winter meeting, several governors indicated they could do little about the estimated 8 million people who could drop coverage if they were to lose health insurance subsidies later this year — a scenario that legal experts suggest is a real possibility. While preliminary state-level discussions have begun in some cases, many governors charged that Congress should bear the burden of fixing any problems.
"That responsibility doesn't fall in the hands of the states or the governors, it falls in the hands of the leaders right here in Washington," said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is contemplating a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. He's one of the many Republican leaders who resisted efforts to create a state-based health insurance exchange.
Indeed, while the Supreme Court deemed the health care overhaul constitutional more than two years ago, the Affordable Care Act still sits on shifting political sands.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments March 4 on whether the health care law allows the federal government to pay subsidies in states that declined to set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges. For many Americans, the subsidies make the insurance affordable. More than 30 states — largely those led by Republicans — declined to set up state-based systems and have exchanges run by the federal government instead.
"We declined to operate a state exchange along with a majority of other states," said Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican who is also weighing a 2016 White House run and supports the repeal of the health care law. "Right now we're just evaluating what our options are depending on what the Supreme Court decides."
Coverage losses would be concentrated largely in Republican-led states across the South and Midwest that have resisted the law, among them Florida, Maine, North Carolina, Michigan, Texas, Virginia and New Jersey.
Residents of states that are running their own markets, including California and New York, would continue to receive benefits.
While few governors offered specific remedies this weekend, some governors in unaffected states signaled a willingness to allow neighboring states to join their exchanges, although the current law has no such provision and allowing states to pool the uninsured would require new legislation.
"I'm very interested in the concept. If we can work together with Utah and the other neighboring states that could work out well," said Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican whose state has its own exchange and won't be affected.
Most of his colleagues aren't as confident.
"Nobody is quite sure what's going to happen," said Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, who said leaders in his state believe they have until June 30 to put together contingency plans for an estimated 270,000 Virginians who may lose subsidies.
"We're having conversations," said New Hampshire's Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, whose state is among nine that have a hybrid state-federal partnership. She said around 30,000 New Hampshire residents currently receive health care subsidies, while another 34,000 on Medicaid, set to be moved into the exchange next year, could also be affected. "It's a significant issue," she said.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, predicted the chances of the Supreme Court striking down the subsidies are "maybe 50-50."
"My expectation is that they'll give us some time to adjust," Herbert said, noting that he's already spoken to House Speaker John Boehner about his concerns.
The ruling is expected in late June.
If the court agrees with the law's opponents, the federal government and states would have little time for federal government and states to address the loss of subsidies. The health law's 2016 sign-up season would be only months away. And most state legislatures are not in session during the summer.
Technically, a few tweaks from Congress would fix the problem. But after years of voting to repeal the health care law, Republicans are unlikely to come to its rescue.
"We're afraid there'll be another Washington standoff, and the hot potato comes back into our lap," said Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, who said as many as 250,000 Tennessee residents could lose subsidies. "You have governors of all types watching with a lot of interest."
Associated Press writers Jill Colvin and Ken Thomas contributed to this report.
February 22nd, 2015
About 23% of the world's population is Muslim.
Current estimates place the number of Muslims in the world at approximately 1.6 billion.
Only about 1,000 Muslims in Norway seem to have the right idea.....
In denoting the goodness of an infinitesimally small contingent of Muslims in Norway, another, bolder side to this story exists.
This other side speaks to the fact that there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world who, for the most part, remain silent with only a relative minority actively engaged in defeating Islamic extremism.
Rare is the Muslim who will publicly deplore Islamic extremism while simultaneously upholding the Jewish right to exist, in peace.
US President Barack Obama has, ironically enough, proven himself to be an excellent example of the growingly passive-aggressive nature of Pan-Islamism, which is taking over the world.
1.6 Billion to go.....and then, we already have a refutation from Breitbart on this MSM story:
The story about a Muslim “ring of peace” formed to “protect” Jews turned out to be a complete fabrication by the mainstream media, according to an eyewitness report, local officials, and attendees’ photos
Israel National News
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Over 1,000 turn out to identify with Jews following Muslim terror attacks on Jews, Jewish leader calls 'look to Norway' - but is he right?
Norwegian Muslims organized a peace vigil in Oslo Saturday in a show of solidarity with Jews a week after fatal shootings in Denmark targeted a synagogue and free speech seminar.
As the small mainly elderly Jewish congregation filed out of the synagogue after Shabbat prayers, a group of young Muslims, many of them teenage girls wearing headscarves, formed a symbolic ring outside the building to roaring applause from a crowd of more than 1,000 people, reports AFP.
"This shows that there are many more peacemakers than war-makers," 37-year-old Zeeshan Abdullah, one of the organizers told the crowd.
"There is still hope for humanity, for peace and love across religious differences and background," he added, before a traditional Shabbat ceremony was held in the open air with many demonstrators adding their voices to the Hebrew prayers.
Norway's chief rabbi appeared visibly moved when he said it was the first time the ceremony had taken place outdoors with so many people.
"Look to Norway"
"It is unique that Muslims stand to this degree against anti-Semitism and that fills us with hope...particularly as it's a grassroots movement of young Muslims," said Norway's Jewish community leader Ervin Kohn, adding that the rest of the world should "look to Norway."
"Working against fear alone is difficult and it is good that we are so many here together today," he said.
Despite Kohn's positive words of "looking to Norway," just last October he admitted the country has the highest level of anti-Semitic beliefs of any Nordic nation, saying the word "Jew" has become a common curse there.
There was a heavy police presence at the event on Saturday night with sharp shooters placed on surrounding buildings, but no incidents were reported.
"It has been calm as we expected. We had no reason to expect any trouble but we were prepared," said police superintendent Steiner Hausvik, adding that about 1,300 attended the vigil.
Several Muslim speakers said that Islam was a religion of peace and that "it's true face" had nothing to do with terrorism - despite what they claimed to be unfair reporting in certain Nordic media which portrayedMuslims "as a problem."
The initiative by Norway's Muslim youth to link arms with Norwegian Jews in a circle around Oslo's synagogue was an effort to denounce recent violence by jihadists striking Jewish communities in France and Denmark.
"We want to show our support to the Jews after what happened in Copenhagen," Hibaq Farah, a young Muslim student of Somali origintold AFP.
"We stand with the Jewish people"
Impetus for the vigil came from some young people in Norway's Muslim community, which represents roughly 3% of the nation's 5.3 million population. They wanted to demonstrate support for the country's estimated 1,300 Jews, following one of the attacks in Copenhagen last weekend that killed a 37-year-old Jewish volunteer security guard outside the city's synagogue.
The Muslim terrorist who committed the attacks, named by police as 22-year-old Omar El-Hussein - a Dane of Palestinian Arab origin - was reportedly radicalized by Islamists during a two-year jail term.
Youssef Bartho Assidiq, a Muslim youth leader, told AFP the Oslo event showed that Muslims "stand up for freedom of speech, stand up for freedom of religion and stand up for each other."
"This is the best possible response we can give to the polarization we've seen in debates after the attacks in France and Denmark," he said, referring also to the killings last month targeting Jews at a koshersupermarket in Paris.
Norway has been far from prone to violent Muslim terrorism; a Norwegian Islamist was convicted in 2008 for a shooting attack on Oslo's synagogue two years earlier which damaged the building but claimed no casualties.
Many have argued Norwegian Muslims have been a large force behind the nation's high anti-Semitism.
In one example from January 2013, Nehmat Ali Shah, the imam at Norway's largest mosque - the Jamaat-e Ahl-e Sunnat mosque - claimed in an interview with Dagsavisen that the existing hostility between Muslimsand Christians is caused by Jewish influence.
More from Israel National News
February 21st, 2015
Perhaps the most famous prophecy Emmanuel Minos has conveyed is a prophecy given by an elderly woman from Valdres, Norway, who stated she had been given a vision from God.
She was in her nineties.
The prophecy was so radical Minos left it to the side, then forgot about it.
Several years later, in the 1990s Minos rediscovered what he had written and was very puzzled.
Society had changed so that the words of the prophecy of marriage dissolution, cohabitants, and immoral pictures on TV (internet), was no longer a radical prophecy, but a mirror of the world.~ Wiki
From Emmanual Minos
"I saw the time just before the coming of Jesus and the outbreak of the Third World War. I saw the events with my natural eyes. I saw the world like a kind of a globe and saw Europe, land by land. I saw Scandinavia. I saw Norway. I saw certain things that would take place just before the return of Jesus, and just before the last calamity happens, a calamity the likes of which we have never before experienced.
She mentioned four waves:
1. "First before Jesus comes and before the Third World War breaks out, there will be a 'détente' like we have never had before. There will be peace between the super powers in the east and the west, and there will be a long peace. (Remember, that this was in 1968 when the cold war was at its highest. —E. Minos) In this period of peace there will be disarmament in many countries, also in Norway and we are not prepared when it (the war) comes. The Third World War will begin in a way no one would have anticipated—and from an unexpected place.
2. "A lukewarmness without parallel will take hold of the Christians, a falling away from true, living Christianity. Christians will not be open for penetrating preaching. They will not, like in earlier times, want to hear of sin and grace, law and gospel, repentance and restoration. There will come a substitute instead: prosperity (happiness) Christianity.
"The important thing will be to have success, to be something; to have material things, things that God never promised us in this way. Churches and prayer houses will be emptier and emptier. Instead of the preaching we have been used to for generations—like, to take your cross up and follow Jesus—entertainment, art and culture will invade the churches where there should have been gatherings for repentance and revival. This will increase markedly just before the return of Jesus.
3. "There will be a moral disintegration that old Norway has never experienced the likes of. People will live together like married without being married. (I do not believe the concept 'co-habitor'? existed in 1968. —E. Minos.) Much uncleanness before marriage, and much infidelity in marriage will become the natural (the common), and it will be justified from every angle. It will even enter Christian circles and we pet it—even sin against nature. Just before Jesus' return there will be TV programs like we have never experienced. (TV had just arrived in Norway in 1968. —E. Minos)
"TV will be filled with such horrible violence that it teaches people to murder and destroy each other, and it will be unsafe in our streets. People will copy what they see. There will not be only one 'station' on TV, it will be filled with 'stations.' (She did not know the word 'channel' which we use today. Therefore she called them stations. —E. Minos.) TV will be just like the radio where we have many 'stations,' and it will be filled with violence. People will use it for entertainment. We will see terrible scenes of murder and destruction one of the other, and this will spread in society. Sex scenes will also be shown on the screen, the most intimate things that takes place in a marriage." (I protested and said, "We have a paragraph that forbids this kind of thing." —E. Minos.) It will happen, and you will see it. All we have had before will be broken down, and the most indecent things will pass before our eyes.
4. "People from poor countries will stream to Europe. (In 1968 there was no such thing as immigration. —E. Minos.) They will also come to Scandinavia and Norway. There will be so many of them that people will begin to dislike them and become hard with them. They will be treated like the Jews before the Second World War. Then the full measure of our sins will have been reached (I protested at the issue of immigration. I did not understand it at the time. —E. Minos.)
The tears streamed from the old woman's eyes down her cheeks. "I will not see it, but you will. Then suddenly, Jesus will come and the Third World War breaks out.
It will be a short war." (She saw it in the vision.)
"All that I have seen of war before is only child’s play compared to this one, and it will be ended with a nuclear atom bomb. The air will be so polluted that one cannot draw one’s breath. It will cover several continents, America, Japan, Australia and the wealthy nations. The water will be ruined (contaminated?). We can no longer till the soil. The result will be that only a remnant will remain. The remnant in the wealthy countries will try to flee to the poor countries, but they will be as hard on us as we were on them.
"I am so glad that I will not see it, but when the time draws near, you must take courage and tell this. I have received it from God, and nothing of it goes against what the Bible tells.
"The one who has his sin forgiven and has Jesus as Savior and Lord, is safe."
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