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Obama Meets With the Dalai Lama in the White House

The following article was taken from the BBC website:

US President Barack Obama has held private talks with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, despite strong criticism from China.

Mr Obama told the Dalai Lama of his “strong support” for human rights in Tibet, a White House statement said.

Beijing released an angry statement saying the meeting had damaged relations between the two countries.

Mr Obama’s last meeting with the Dalai Lama in February 2010 also drew strong condemnation from Beijing.

The talks – which lasted about 45 minutes – were held in the Map Room rather than the Oval Office, which is traditionally reserved for visiting heads of state.

“The president reiterated his strong support for the preservation of the unique religious, cultural and linguistic traditions of Tibet and the Tibetan people throughout the world,” the White House statement said.

“He underscored the importance of the protection of human rights of Tibetans in China.”

Mr Obama also reiterated that the US considers Tibet to be part of China, and said that he encouraged “direct dialogue to resolve long-standing differences”.

The closed-door meeting came just hours before the Dalai Lama was scheduled to leave Washington at the end of an 11-day Buddhist ritual.

China had earlier warned the US not to receive the Dalai Lama.

“Such an act has grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs, hurt the feelings of Chinese people and damaged the Sino-American relations,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said in a written statement following the meeting.

“We demand the US side to seriously consider China’s stance, immediately adopt measures to wipe out the baneful impact, stop interfering in China’s internal affairs and cease to connive and support anti-China separatist forces that seek ‘Tibet independence’,” Mr Ma said.

The White House has not commented on Beijing’s displeasure.

The Chinese authorities have long vilified the Dalai Lama as a “splittist”, although he has repeatedly stated that his goal is for meaningful Tibetan autonomy rather than independence.

 

A Crucial Week for America in Washington

This week has seen the President recall the Senate to Washington early from the Independence Day week break. Democrats and Republicans urgently need to reach a deal on deficit reduction, with politicians from both sides of the debate calling the next few days crucial for the future of America.

The Government has reached the borrowing ceiling, and if the ceiling is to be lifted Congress must agree to raise the limit, beyond the current level of $14.3 trillion.

Presently talks have reached stalemate with both sides unable to agree: the Democrats insist that with spending cuts taxes must also increase; however Republicans refuse to vote for a deal which includes tax rises and point to the the expensive entitlement programs as the problem.  If a deal is not reached by August 2nd there is real prospect that America could default on debt repayments. The rating agencies, which determine the creditworthiness of nations have already warned that failure to reach a speedy deal will result in the American rating being cut.

The stakes are indeed high in Washington this week, as Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnel said, ”if democrats agree to change their ways- so we don’t end up with the kind of situation here that we’re witnessing in Greece. And make no mistake that is exactly where we’re headed if we don’t do something significant now.”

President Obama has even made the choice to discuss Medicare as a possible place for spending cuts, only if the republicans talk tax increases.

The importance of this week for America and the world as a whole cannot be mistaken. This is a week Americans needs to pray for the wisdom of it’s leaders, a mistake will cost the nation dear….

Remember who is creating the spiritual atmosphere over the capital this week? Preaching from the US Capitol grounds to our government officials – a foreign god – The Dalai Lama!

Support Prophet TV as we run an intercessory mission trip into Washington DC, so God can raise a standard to protect this nation.

 

Anti-Matter Captured at LHC

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the most powerful particle accelerator in the world. This monolithic underground structure spans the French-Swiss border with a 17 mile circumference.

Much of modern day particle physics is based on assumptions of unknown factors. For example, if you want to study a theory you have proposed, say theory A. However, theory A can only be true if fact B is also true, then you assume fact B is true for the purpose of your theory A. This is how a lot of modern day science operates. The LHC was built on the basis that many facts that are scientifically unproven are in fact true.

Last year scientists at the LHC rejoiced at the creation of mini-black holes. They declared them safe, in accordance with black hole theory; however, black hole theory is unproven and there are scientists who believe the creation of mini-black holes could have apocalyptic consequences.

This month has seen the particle physicists again rejoice, for the first time they have managed to capture atoms of anti-matter. They managed to create then capture anti-hydrogen atoms before they were annihilated. When matter and anti-matter collided they instantaneously annihilate each other, with the release of massive amounts of energy.

Prophet TV has been sharing the revelations God has given us about the need to pray into the work of the LHC. In 2008 Prophet TV was interceding about the work of the LHC and the result was closure of LHC for a year. Why is this important to God? However, work has since resumed and the LHC continues to reach higher and higher energies, and is expected to reach full operational capacity in perhaps 2013. Why is the Dalai Lama targeting this region? Support Prophet TV so we can run missionary trips into Switzerland and pray in this region, so the scientists will be led by the Holy Spirit and not the demons currently evoked over the region- demons that seek to release destruction and not the Kingdom of God.

 

SEIU May Day Rally Los Angeles

May 1st saw a rally organised by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) take place in Los Angeles. The rally was attended  by between 4,000 and 10,000 people, and saw SEIU members marching arm in arm with Communist party members. The SEIU represents 95,000 Californian workers. On lookers watched amazed as the sea of red communist flags went past, and demonstrators carried banners with slogans like, “Workers of the World United, Fight for Communism.”

Many other unions joined the match, including the United Teachers Union of Los Angeles (UTLA). The UTLA even brought students along with them to the rally, and its members are known for promoting their socialist ideologies within the schools they teach in.

As well as a general call to take up the fight for communism across America, another common demand was an end to immigration controls, and demands for welfare to be provided to all immigrants.

What made this demonstration remarkable was the fact mainstream unions were matching along side hardline communists on a scale never seen in America before. Obama has been accused of being too friendly with the unions during his term in office, with the majority of the money provided through his stimulus packages helping unions and not providing jobs. Sights of communism infiltrating the trade unions in such a brazen manner will cause deep concerns within the country.

America is already facing welfare bills she cannot afford, and the Obama administration appears doggedly reluctant to back down. Further moves to the left will push the nation closer and closer towards bankruptcy. The devil wants the American economy to crash. America is the greatest force for good internationally in this era, if America’s economy goes who will look out for Israel? As Christian television, and many highly influential preachers call the church to Israel, only Prophet TV is making a concerted effort to protect the American economy- something that truly will help Israel. Every time Prophet TV runs a mission into New York the stock market climbs- Support Prophet TV.

 

Cyber Attack Hits IMF

As well as raising up prophetic warriors, Prophet TV also seeks to educate the church to be equipped in this age so we can be effective in the world as well as spiritually. This is why Prophet TV continues to warn the church to threats posed by hackers.

Last week the IMF was attacked by hackers seeking to gain access to confidential information about world markets. It is thought that the purpose of the attack was to use such information to manipulate the markets for financial gain.

Although the IMF has been a target in the past, this threat is being taken far more seriously, due to it’s level of sophistication. This attack comes after many other high profile companies and organisations have been targeted in resent months by hackers; and shows that the modern day hacker is no longer a teenager sitting alone in his bedroom; but are being carried out by organised groups, with a set agenda and in many cases access to substantial resources (such as the case of the state funded cyber attack on the Iranian nuclear program).

It is important the church is aware of these dangers, and not only takes steps to protect themselves, but also to intercede to protect the organisations in their region from cyber attacks. Security experts say it is only a matter of time before such a cyber attack will seriously affect a nation’s infrastructure resulting in loss of life; or a major company could be brought down. Such threats have this week led the Pentagon to say that if such attack occurs, and the perpetrator is found to be a state funded group, then the attack will be regarded as an act of war.

 

Queen Elizabeth’s Visit to Ireland

May 17th saw the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth visit the Republic of Ireland. This is the first state visit by a British Monarch in over 100 years. The last was by George V in 1911, when Ireland was still part of Britain. In 1920 Ireland fought for their independence from Britain, since independence Irish Republicans have continued to use terrorism for many years to gain independence for Northern Ireland. The Queen’s husband’s, the Duke of Edinburgh’s, uncle, Earl Mountbatten, was murdered by the IRA (an Irish terrorist organisation) during the troubles, not far from Sligo. Prophet TV’s Northern Ireland gateway has dealt with much of the spilt blood from decades of conflict in the north.

 Britain’s history with Ireland has not been one to be proud of, and bitterness has lingered for generations, so the Queen’s visit was of great significance to the two nations.

The Queen toured different parts of the country and laid a  wreath of remembrance to those Irish soldiers killed during the Irish War of Independence; and during her visit the Queen gave a speech at Dublin Castle, in which she said: “We can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.” She also spoke of being able to, “to bow to the past, but not be bound by it”.

This message has been greatly received and the dignity and heart-felt nature of her visit has touched the Irish people.

Over the last year, a Prophet.TV partner has spent considerable time in Ireland travelling routes taken by the Queen on this visit (although not known by her at the time!) Furthermore, due to a business trip, the Lord had this partner in Ireland travelling through the country, mirroring the Queen’s movements throughout her visit. When we partake of the mantle on Prophet TV we carry the anointing on the ministry wherever we go. God has blessed Ireland this May, and chains of bitterness to the past have been loosed.

Lars von Trier Nazi Occult Cannes

Director Lars von Trier shocked everyone in the room during a Cannes press conference after presenting Melancholia, his latest film. In a rambling monologue that caused Larry David levels of awkwardness among the assembled cast (including Kirsten Dunst, John Hurt and Charlotte Gainsbourg), Lars von Trier dropped such gems as:

“For a long time I thought I was a Jew and I was happy to be a Jew,” he began, “then I met [Jewish director] Susanne Bier and I wasn’t so happy. But then I found out I was actually a Nazi. My family were German. And that also gave me some pleasure. What can I say? I understand Hitler…I sympathize with him a bit.”

“In fact I’m very much in favor of them. All Jews. Well, Israel is a pain in the ass but…”

“Now how can I get out of this sentence? Ok. I’m a Nazi.”

How do you top that? Well, how about answering a question about his next project with “We Nazis like to do things on a big scale. Maybe I could do The Final Solution.” You can see the Lars von Trier Nazi rant video here, in all its awkward glory.

At this point it should be clear that Lars von Trier was trolling, as he does rather often, and that he took the joke too far, even in spite of himself, as he later admitted.

Lars von Trier: From Nazism to Epic Porn

Lars von Trier later dissed Melancholia, describing it as “maybe crap”, and saying that he wants to cast Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg in a 4-hour porn film with “lots of uncomfortable sex”

Hollywood Reporter took Lars von Trier at his word, at least in their headline. What separates this from, say, a Mel Gibson rant is von Trier’s history of intentionally winding people up mixed with his tendency to get carried away with his own speeches and not knowing when to apply the brakes; Mel Gibson’s rants were private affairs that became public against his will.

Apologizing for the director, Kirsten Dunst said that von Trier tended to “run his mouth”.

Lars von Trier later apologized for his comments, describing them as “rude” and that he “didn’t sympathize with Hitler for one second”. Lars von trier has been banned from the rest of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Lars von Trier is no stranger to trolling audiences, having written and directed films like The Idiots, Dancer in the Dark, Breaking the Waves, and, most recently/infamously, Antichrist. After the conference, von Trier said, “This whole Nazi thing, I don’t know where it came from, but you spend a lot of time in Germany, you sometimes want to feel a little free and just talk about this shit, you know?”

Well, not really, but…

Continue reading at NowPublic.com: Lars von Trier Banned after Nazi Comments at Cannes 2011 (Video) | NowPublic News Coverage

 

Conflict of Interest on the FCC?

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) was established to regulate the media, and internet industries, to ensure fairness, competition and right practise.

However recently, serious questions have been asked as to the neutrality of the organisation, with cases of commissioners showing apparent conflicts of interest. The latest and most blatant involves FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Bake. She is leaving her position to become a Comcast lobbyist, only four months after she approved the merger of media giants Comcast and NBC Universal.

This has prompted the need for urgent action to be taken to hinder FCC Commissioners leaving their positions in order to take up these lucrative positions in the companies they are meant to be neutrally regulating.

Failure to act and restore confidence in the role of the FCC  could jeopardise future common-sense public policy, such as Net Neutrality or rigorous reviews of future deals, thus stifling consumer choice and competition. American business needs a robust organisation to oversee the sector, especially when deals like the proposed AT&T merger with T-Mobile is looming. Business needs to know there is some sort of strategy to maintain consumer choice whilst the powerful and aggressive Verizon increases it’s market share; and businesses will increasing need to have availability to super-fast broadband at a reasonable price, in order to remain competitive within the global market. With these kind of decisions facing the sector in the immediate future the FCC will need to quickly restore public confidence; and the church needs to begin to pray into these decisions so America will be blessed, and can continue to be a blessing to the nations.

 

Insanity on Planes?

Across American air space recently there have been number of cases of sudden “insanity” in which passengers, for no real reason, have tried to open exit doors, enter the cockpit, or open windows. It is impossible to open a plane door whilst it is in flight, however the incidences have been a cause for concern for aviation authorities who can find no “real” reason for the occurrences. Although occurrences of this nature do happen on flights, what makes these disturbances different is the fact there have been a cluster of them over a very short time period.

The last incident occurred on May 10th on a flight between Orlando and Boston, when a drunk man suddenly tried to force the exit door open – despite being intoxicated, authorities and fellow passengers cannot explain why he would be prompted to do such a thing. The Bible teaches us not be drunk where in is dissipation, this means we are more open to spirits that would seek to gain a negative influence over us.

On May 8th, on another flight to San Francisco, a man from Yemeni wildly tried to enter the cockpit.

And again on May 8th, a flight to Chicago had to make an emergency landing to deal with a man who tried to open the plane door mid-flight, before being restrained by flight attendants.

The nation of America is seeing many demonic evocations at present. These demonic powers seek to control the actions of individuals in destructive ways. These powers and principalities are found in heavenly places, i.e. in the clouds where planes fly. Prophet TV have seen and dealt with, over many years, situations where demonic power is released and “suddenly” people act “insane” or “out of character”. This is a time America needs the church to wake up to the onslaught of witchcraft attacking this nation and take the authority we have in Christ to overcome these powers and principalities.

 

Doonby at Cannes Film Festival

Doonby” is a low budget film set to premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Set in the 1960’s in a small American town, “Doonby” explores the issues surrounding abortion. The film has already attracted controversy when the Hollywood Reporter revealed that the plaintiff in the Roe vs Wade case, which lead to abortion being legalised in America, played a part in the movie.

Norma McCorvey used the name Jane Roe, when she went to court to force the Texas authorities to allow her to abort her third child. The case eventually ended up in the Supreme Court, who ruled that no State had the right to make abortion illegal. The ruling has resulted in more than 50 million babies being aborted in America.

However, years after the Roe vs Wade case, McCorvey converted to Catholicism and became a strong advocate in the anti-abortion pro-life movement.

The film is set in the 1960’s whilst abortion was still illegal, and many women sought out back-street abortions. Jenn Gotzen plays a young party lover who finds herself pregnant. In seeking to abort the child, she is advised to speak to an older woman (played by McCorvey) who seeks to dissuade her from terminating her pregnancy. The movie carries a strong pro-life message, often overlooked in the liberal dominated media.

 

Egypt Calls US to back Palestinian State Declaration

Last week a deal was reached in Egypt between Hamas and Fatah. The agreement constituted a reconciliation between the two opposing Palestinian powers. As a consequence of the deal, the new Egyptian government has declared it now fully supports the Palestinian plan to declare a separate Palestinian State.

This marks an important change in policy in Egypt, under President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt was always an ally of Israel, and refused to work with the terrorist organisation Hamas. However, since Mubarak’s removal from power in March, Egypt has been quick to break ties with Israel, a move popular with most Egyptians.

Egypt is urging the US to follow their lead and also declare support for the Palestinian State Declaration, however America has so far continued to hold firm to it’s policy of not doing business with Hamas.

 

The Royal Wedding

Today the streets of London were lined with a million people eager to watch and be part of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the future King and Queen of Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

For weeks the United Kingdom has prepared for the wedding with many people throughout the nation preparing street parties and events to mark the day. With the mood in Britain of late being one of austerity and gloom, today has marked a change in public feeling. People of all backgrounds came together in unity to celebrate. Releasing hope across the nation.

The young couple meet 10 years ago, whilst studying at St. Andrews University. The media had agreed to allow the Prince privacy to further his education, so the couple enjoyed four years in relative exclusion in the quiet Scottish University town, in which to develop their relationship, which began as friendship and blossomed into romance. This is a very normal love story, allowed to run it’s natural course, which has lead them to Westminster Abbey today.

Catherine looked every bit the princess in her beautiful wedding gown, the Abbey adorned with an avenue of trees looked spring-like and resplendent. The service carried both solemnity and intimacy, only possible when two people in love come together in marriage.

The Royal Wedding focused the attention of a nation on that which is lovely and good; and the whole nation was lifted as a result. The British people famous for their cynicism, threw this off today in unabashed joy for a young couple sharing their love with the world.

 

 

 

Amazon Cloud Crash

The 21st of April saw a major crash of the Amazon Cloud EC2 system, which lasted for three days. The EC2 is used to host many websites including some big names in cyberspace, such as Foursquare, HootSuite, Reddit and Quora.

Amazon, like many other companies using the latest cloud server technology had been confident of the system, describing it as bomb proof. However, days after the event it has now emerged that Amazon have now lost some of their customers data. This has highlighted the lack of robust systems in place in Amazon, as well as other hosting companies when it comes to data back up and storage.

The outage occurred when Amazon were seeking to upgrade their system and error occurred as they shifted traffic from one router to another, in the process the data was moved to a low capacity redundant router.

Although the problem has been rectified the fact remains as more and more businesses trust the hosting companies to back up their data. Are their systems robust enough to protect data when outages and errors happen? For Amazon customers the answer was no.

America is under spiritual attack, the enemy wants to crash America. The nation’s economy is dependent upon modern technology and if the  technology being used is not safe it will be exploited. Not enough Christians understand the importance of technology, most of the church is 15 years behind the world, and is constantly playing catch up. Part of being effective in this age is being educated about the technologies the world works on, and safe guarding yourself against points of weakness, this is how the natural army operates, and it ought to be how the church operates. As the world walks shortsightedly into the new and latest technologies, we need to ask ourself is it a safe is our data secure.