US: Russia sending Syria attack helicopters – WTOP.com

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration said Tuesday that Russia is sending attack helicopters to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime….

Pentagon in awkward position,  U.S. military has come under criticism in Congress for working through what is apparently the same Russian firm to purchase helicopters for the Afghan army. 

Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas, had initially raised questions about the Russian contractor. He had written a letter Monday to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta expressing “grave concerns” about U.S. dealings with the firm that is “arming the Assad regime” in Syria. 

Read more: US CONFIRMS RUSSIA SENDING SYRIA ATTACK HELICOPTERS

HOW OLD IS GRANDMA?

One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events.
The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general..
The Grandmother replied, “Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
‘      television
‘       penicillin
‘       polio shots
‘       frozen foods
‘       Xerox
‘       contact lenses
‘       Frisbee s and
‘       the pill
There were no:
‘       credit cards
‘       laser beams or
‘       ball-point pens
Man had not invented:
‘       pantyhose
‘       air conditioners
‘       dishwashers
‘       clothes dryers
‘       and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
‘     man hadn’t yet walked on the moon
Your Grandfather and I got married first, .. ….. … and then lived together..
Every family had a father and a mother.
Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, “Sir”.
And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, “Sir.”
We were before gay-rights, computer- dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.
Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.
We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege…
We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.
Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.
Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.
We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CD’s, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President’s speeches on our radios.
And I don’t ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.
If you saw anything with ‘Made in Japan’ on it, it was junk
The term ‘making out’ referred to how you did on your school exam….
Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, and instant coffee were unheard of.
We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.
Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.
And if you didn’t want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.
You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600, . .. . but who could afford one?
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.
In my day:
‘      “grass” was mowed,
‘      “coke” was a cold drink,
‘     “pot” was something your mother cooked in and
‘     “rock music” was your grandmother’s lullaby.
‘     “Aids” were helpers in the Principal’s office,
‘      “chip” meant a piece of wood,
‘     “hardware” was found in a hardware store and
‘    “software” wasn’t even a word.
And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.
No wonder people call us “old and confused” and say there is a generation gap.
How old do you think I am?
I bet you have this old lady in mind….you are in for a shock!
Read on to see — pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.
Are you ready ?????
This woman would be only 58 years old.

Senator Mark Leno introduces bill permitting inmates to ‘self-identify gender’

Mark Leno D-San Francisco, State Senator introduced State Senate Bill 1586 which would mandate the placement of inmates of a transgender nature in opposite sex facilities at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

This law has been dubbed “CeCe’s Law” by Leno and is calling for other states to follow this lead.  Leno states further…“It is time we moved past the archaic notion one’s genitals define their gender, especially in a correctional setting …CeCe McDonald may be a 6 foot 2 inch black man with a full complement of male genitalia on the outside but on the inside there’s a woman who cannot be safely housed inside a male prison”

from Bill would permit inmates to ‘self-identify gender’ – Paco Villa Corrections Blog.

House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder – Political Hotsheet – CBS News

By Sharyl Attkisson Topics Domestic Issues ,Congress

(CBS News) CBS News… the House Oversight Committee… to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

The dispute stems from Holder failing to turn over Fast and Furious documents.

Sharyl Attkisson is a CBS News investigative correspondent based in Washington. All of her stories, videos and blogs are available here.

via House committee schedules contempt vote against Holder – Political Hotsheet – CBS News.

DRUDGE REPORT: BUCHANAN BOOK WARNS OF END

Excerpts from:

Drudge Report: Buchanan book warns of end

BOOK WARNS OF END

Fri Oct 14 2011 07:00:25 ET

“As the faith that gave birth to the West is dying in the West, peoples of European descent from the steppes of Russia to the coast of California have begun to die out…

The books reads as if its been written to be left behind in the ruins, only to be found by a future civilization.

Suicide ranked #2,668 on AMAZON’s hit parade early friday.

It streets on Tuesday.

“We have accepted today the existence in perpetuity of a permanent underclass of scores of millions who cannot cope and must be carried by society — fed, clothed, housed, tutored, medicated at taxpayer’s expense…

We have a dependent nation the size of Spain in our independent America…

The End of Christian America

…the drive to de-Christianize America, to purge Christianity from the public square, public schools and public life… suicidal for the nation.

“…consequence of a dying Christianity is a dying people. Not one post-Christian nation has a birth rate sufficient to keep it alive….The death of European Christianity means the disappearance of the European tribe, a prospect visible in the demographic statistics of every Western nation.”

The robust and confident Church of 1958 no longer exists. Catholic colleges and universities remain Catholic in name only. Parochial schools and high schools are closing as rapidly as they opened in the 1950s.

For more go to:

Suicide of a Superpower

Police: Mega Pastor Creflo Dollar choked and struck daughter

Creflo Dollar, the televangelist whose show air’s on the TBN-Trinity Broadcast Network  and the God.TV Network, has been arrested on assault charges.

Dollar, reportedly, assaulted his daughter for being “disrespectful”. Creflo Dollar’s 15 year old daughter had wanted to go to a party, but was not allowed because of poor school grades. Dollar has reportedly admitted spanking her, and then wrestling her to the floor after she began to hit him back. However, his daughter claims that her father punched her repeatedly and choked her for 5 seconds.

His daughter phoned the police, who found a scratch on her neck. She told police the scratch was as a result of her father choking her.

In a statement to the press Creflo Dollar has said, “As a father I love my children and I always have their best interest at heart at all times, and I would never use my hand to ever cause bodily harm to my children. The facts in this case will be handled privately to further protect my children. My family thanks you for your prayers and continued support.”

This comes after other unwelcome press coverage of his ministry. Creflo Dollar, founder of World Changers Ministries, was allegedly the favourite preacher of Rudy Eugene. Eugene was shot dead by police, who found him naked, eating the face off a homeless man in Miami.

Creflo Dollar, along with Bishop Eddie Long, is one of America’s leading African-American preachers. He has built a ministry around preaching prosperity. His ministry along with Bishop Eddie Long’s, was one of six others investigated by Iowa U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley from 2007 to 2010. The investigation was conducted into the financial activities of the ministries. The investigation found no evidence of wrong doing.

Italian Bank on unscheduled holiday?

Original Italian language version

BNI depositors unable to make withdrawals / payments, payments of utility bills, mortgage payments, taxes

Peter Giordano, Adiconsum: “Grave of the Bank of Italy’s attitude that takes action without considering the impact on depositors, and especially on single-income families and pensioners”

The Bank of Italy authorized the suspension of payments by Bank Network Investments SpA (BNI) without communicating anything to the depositors.

Very serious and unacceptable – says Peter Jordan, Secretary General Adiconsum – the attitude of the Bank of Italy SpA in each BNI, because highly prejudicial to the interests of customers.

Bank of Italy, in fact, after extending the receivership of the bank, thus giving the impression of an imminent rescue, then gave the green light for compulsory winding up, without giving any prior notice to the depositors, leaving them in no condition to perform any type of operation, even basic ones for daily survival, such as withdrawals / payments, utilities payments, rates, taxes.

We must unfortunately note that offensive measures as those adopted to customers BNI – Giordano complaint – not an isolated case. Decisions without taking into account the heavy impact, particularly on savers in possession of a single bank account on which accrediting salary or pension, are not new to Bank of Italy, and also affected depositors of Banca MB.

The attitude of the Bank of Italy – Jordan continues – is bureaucratic and deed and as Adiconsum we asked in a letter sent to the Bank of Italy and the lifting of the BNI and an urgent meeting to define the way in which customers, especially Fixed-income families and pensioners, can perform normal daily operations.

INEPTOCRACY

Ineptocracy

-(in-ep-toc’-ra-cy)-

A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

CAIDEN COWGER PROGRAM, CONSERVATIVE TEEN RADIO SHOW


Caiden Cowger is a 14 year oldwith his own internet radio show. In a recent broadcast he said “Obama is making kids gay”. His show has now been removed from two internet radio hosting sites, under “hate-speech” rules.

In the program Cowger tells how he believes homosexuality is  “perverted” and that the it is becoming increasingly hard to tell other teenagers the gospel, if they are gay. He tells about a boy in his school who claims he has bullied after a girl witnessed to him. The boy’s mother, Rhonda Mangus, (she is a former gay news feature editor for Now Public Media) led the campaign to have Cowger’s program removed from Speaker internet radio.  She claimed the program breached the terms of usage policy, which state: “unlawful, defamatory, libellous, slanderous, threatening, pornographic, obscene, vulgar, harassing, harmful, hateful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive or is otherwise inappropriate.”

There has been some confusion over Cowger’s youtube video of the program. Some saying that YouTube removed the program under it’s hate-speech policies. However, Cowger dismisses this, saying his account was hacked and he has had to set up a new YouTube channel.

However, listening to Cowger’s program he merely states his opinion. His comments may upset and offend a lot of people. But states he is against “gay bullying”, and at no point does he endorse abuse against homosexual teens. The problem with the usage policy is it is subjective. What is offensive to one person, is not to another; what one person deems “inappropriate” is different from anthers. The Bible, the Koran, is offensive to some people. Are we going to ban the Bible, for fear of offending?

What should be of greater concern, than a 14 year old boy saying he thinks “Obama is making kids gay”. Is that the liberal left media is trying to shut him down. Right or wrong what about free speech?

DALAI LAMA TO TOUR UK 16TH-23RD JUNE

The Dalai Lama is to be touring the UK, starting June 16th- 23rd.

His tour will begin in Manchester, central England. Where he will spend three days. On his first day he will concentrate on the youth, giving a talk: “Stand Up and Be the Change”.

When he has finished in Manchester he will go to London for an event, before heading north to Scotland.

The Dalai Lama will talk in Edinburgh, Dundee, and Inverness.

This is an important time in the UK. London is holding the Olympics in August, and this is the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Prophet TV have reported on the terrorist threat the Olympics poses to London, with security experts even talking about the threat of a dirty bomb attack.

As the Dalai Lama travels the length of the country the Olympic torch is also beginning carried the length of breath of Britain.

The Jubilee has been a wonderful focus for the people of Britain promoting unity across the country, at a time where division is common.

In Scotland, the nationalist movement is pushing Scottish independence, a move which would be disastrous for Scotland and highly costly to the rest for the UK as well.

The Dalai Lama’s visit to Inverness will see him visiting the UKs most northerly city. Inverness is beside Loch Ness, famous for the Loch Ness monster.

Prophet TV has reported on the plan of the Tibetan Buddhist spirits to bring division to America. Are they seeking to bring division to the UK as well?

We have also shown time and again how the Dalai Lama leaves a trail of destruction in his wake. With the eyes of the world on London this summer, what could the enemy have planned?

Sarah Palin On The Keystone Pipeline.

 

In February Prophet TV reported on how President Obama had halted the construction of the Keystone Oil pipeline.

The Pipeline is meant to transport oil from Alaska and Canada down to Texas, and has been fiercely opposed by environmentalists.

Sarah Palin has commented in an interview with Stossel, that such a project would create jobs and would have a long lasting benefit to the economy.

This halting of the pipeline has also harmed American relations with Canada.

Why is the left so opposed to this particular pipeline? As America is already criss-crossed by hundreds of pipelines.

Although we understand in the long term our economy needs to move away from oil, why is so much of the media coverage about oil, at best, biased; and sometimes even dishonest?

iCloud Instructions

iCloud is the new service from Apple to replace MobileMe

It will sync your contacts, calendars, bookmarks, photos, itunes, and iWork between all your devices.

The only form of support available for iCloud users is “Apple Care”, which has to be paid for.

When MobileMe ends June 30th 2012, web hosting, iDisk, and Gallery will be discontinued.

If you use MobileMe to collect mail from external POP accounts you have to cancel this before migrating mail to iCloud.

It is possible to migrate only your email to iCloud. To do this click on: https://www.me.com/move/

When asked if all your devices are compatible click “NO”.

On June 30th all MobileMe data will be deleted: so if you have not switched emails, iDisk file, Gallery photos will all be lost, and any web hosting ended.

If you migrate your entire MobileMe account to iCloud all your mail, contacts, calendar and bookmarks will go on the iCloud,

 

ADVANTAGES:

  • All devices synced.
  • Good for gaming, app purchases, itunes etc.
  • iWork is available across your devices.

DISADVANTAGES:

  • Apple stores all personal data on their servers.
  • Expensive support.
  • SMS and MMS messages stored.
  • “Friends” can see where you are. i.e. Apple is storing your location.
  • No iChat encryption available.
  • Only available to Lion users.

 

NOTE on HACKING and ITUNES

It is recommended you have a different Apple ID for itunes than you use for your email, as itunes have seen a number of itunes accounts hacked.

 

 

Random Events, Free Will, Pre-destiny or Something Darker ?