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ISIS to the Christians… Kill them

ISIS to Christians… “there is nothing to give them but the sword.”

Throughout northern Iraq, Christians are hunkered down in refugee camps, trapped in the desert, or in their homes, awaiting death.

Despite the presence of Christians in Iraq and Syria for two thousand years, today they face extinction in this region.

Canon Andrew White, head of the Anglican Church in Iraq “It looks as though the end could be very near,” he told the BBC.

Last week, Christians were warned to either leave the city of Mosul and other areas under Islamic State control, or they would have to pay a tax or be put to death.

The group, Human Rights Watch, reported on July 14 that homes in Mosul were painted with red letters to indicate homes of Christians.

Those Christians who have escaped have reported being deprived of all their belongings but for their clothing.  Escaping Christians were forced to pass ISIS checkpoints at town edges who also and additionally confiscated jewelry, money, automobiles, even food and water.  As they left they were warned “don’t even dream of returning.”

ISIS / Islam is very clear on this deal.  For those who live under the rule of a fundamentalist Islamic state, the options are laid plain and simple.  Run, convert, pay a fine, or be put to death.  There will be no coexistence.

Like the Nazis only a few short years ago, ISIS is glorifying and reveling in their killing and believe with all sincerity that they are doing the work of Allah.  Nobody is immune, fathers, mothers and children are being rounded up, beaten, beheaded or otherwise killed.

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES FOLLOW, VIEW WITH DISCRETION. Many viewers will find these images VERY disturbing.

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A child is photographed, waiting to be killed by militants. ISIS uses these images to terrorize others and to glorify their spree of terror.

A child is photographed, waiting to be killed by militants 

Spirits Haunt Media and Helpless(?) Homeowners

Hanover, Pennsylvania.  Homeowner DeAnna Simpson in an interview with CNN affiliate WPMT inside her home where she and her husband have lived for the last 7 years; helplessly witness the media messed with by the occupying spirits.

DeAnna believes the spirits are demons.  She describes a history of being scratched, pinched, held down while not being able to talk, breath or move, doors closing and of her and her cat being pushed down the stairs.  Coincidentally, the house has a history of grisly deaths.

DeAnna describes helplessness as her grown daughters refuse to stay with them and an inability to sell due to their investment in the house.

It is curious thing, during the clip in one instance DeAnna tells the spirit to close the door… and it closes the door.  Perhaps next time she could tell it where to go!


Catholic Priest Refuses Exorcism as Children not Church-Goers

San Juan Tlacotenco (south-west Mexico) – Shortly after starting to play with an Ouija board, three American friends (Alexandra Huerta, 22, her brother Sergio, 23, and cousin Fernando Cuevas, 18) reportedly became possessed by evil spirits and were taken to hospital.

Alexandra’s parents said they had called paramedics after a local Catholic priest in the village of San Juan Tlacotenco refused to perform an exorcism on the three because they were not churchgoers.

Minutes into it, she started ‘growling’ and thrashing around in a ‘trance-like’ state.

Sergio and Fernando also reportedly started showing signs of ‘possession’, including feelings of blindness, deafness and hallucinations.

In reporting to the home, Paramedics also took Alexandra’s parents to hospital.

Alexandra was restrained to prevent her from hurting herself, before treating the three with painkillers, anti-stress medication and eye drops.

 ‘They spoke of feeling numbness, double vision, blindness, deafness, hallucinations, muscle spasm and difficulty swallowing.’


Presbyterians to divest against Israel

DETROIT — The US Presbyterian Church on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the US to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies towards the Palestinians.  They voted to sell church stock in three different companies whose products Israel uses in the occupied territories.

The American Jewish Committee, a policy and advocacy group based out of New York, stated that the vote was “driven by hatred of Israel.”

Israeli officials, along with many American Jewish groups, denounced the campaign as an attempt to delegitimize the Jewish state.

In a statement on its Facebook page, the Israeli Embassy in Washington denounced the resolution as “shameful.”

“Voting for symbolic measures marginalizes and removes its ability to be a constructive partner to promote peace in the Middle East,” said the statement.

Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement, lauded the vote as a “sweet victory for human rights.”

He indicated that Presbyterian supporters of Palestinian rights have introduced divestment into the U.S. mainstream and have given Palestinians “real hope in the face of the relentless and intensifying cruelty of Israel’s regime of occupation, settler colonialism and apartheid.”

Two other smaller U.S. religious groups have also divested in protest of Israeli policies: the Friends Fiduciary Corp., which manages assets for U.S. Quakers, and the Mennonite Central Committee.


Synthetic ID Emerging as Fastest Growing Consumer Fraud

A man in Marina del Rey has been convicted on charges related to a fast growing high-tech crime known as synthetic identity theft, according to KNX 1070.

KNX 1070′s Charles Feldman reports the prosecution is believed to be only the second such prosecution in the nation.

Accoring to Experian, synthetic identity theft happens when thieves create new identities either by combining real and fake identifying information to establish new accounts with fictional identities, or create a brand new identity from fake or inaccurate information.

Perpetrators of synthetic ID theft currently only use a stolen Social Security number – the only piece of information that matches the “real” person – the crime can therefore go undetected for years.

“It’s almost like a ghost is committing these crimes,” says prosecutor Warren Kato with the District Attorney’s Office.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, synthetic identity theft is the fastest-growing type of ID fraud in the U.S. and has already surpassed “true-name” identity fraud, which estimated it currently accounts for up to 85 percent of all identity fraud.

To avoid becoming a victim of synthetic ID theft, consumers are urged to review their annual Social Security statement to ensure their reported income figure is not over-inflated from what was actually earned, and also to be on the lookout for mail that is sent to your home address with another person’s name.


Chicago Nuns sue strip club

A determined convent of nuns in  Chicago have filed suit against a strip club they say plays disturbing music while they try to pray.

The nuns of St. Charles have named Club Allure Chicago and the village of Stone Park in their suit which was filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court.

According to the suit, the sisters have seen “public violence, drunkenness and litter, including empty whiskey and beer bottles, discarded contraceptive packages and products and even used condoms,”.  The lawsuit also mentions the “pulsating and rhythmic staccato-beat noise and flashing neon and or strobe lights” that disturb the nuns.

“Our sisters’ sacred space has been invaded,” according to Sister Noemia Silva. “At night now they hear the music when they’re praying. That’s uncalled for.”

According to attorney Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based public interest law firm representing the convent, the sisters have a right to pray and work peacefully without interference.

However the Stone Park Village Attorney Dean Krone states that the village has acted legally and reasonably and the club manager, Robert Itzkow says that the nuns are not being very neighborly.  In speaking with WMAQ-TV he states “We spent an awful lot of money to make sure that this kind of thing would not occur,”… “The whole thing is just a question of `we don’t like you; you don’t conform to our religious beliefs.”‘

Itzkow stated the club’s dancers “aren’t monsters. They’re daughters; they’re mothers, and some of them are Catholics too.”


Mexican Military on US soil? Shooting American Citizens?

Some experts believe that aspects of the Mexican army are openly assisting drug cartels along their smuggling routes into U.S. territory.  Further, a report surfaced a month ago that Mexican troops actually held U.S. agents at gunpoint…. on U.S. soil, before retreating back into Mexican territory.

A new report itemizes dozens of invasions across the border by Mexican troops, who have shot Americans and have even landed helicopters on ranchers’ land and held them at gunpoint.

Seeking comment on the Federal response, US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske admitted that the intruders were “confirmed members of the Mexican military” but he asserts that U.S. border officials determined that no further action was necessary involving the matter.

Kerlikowske stated that military incursions from Mexico are not that frequent but did admit that there were 23 such incidents in the Tucson and Yuma sectors of Arizona since 2010, including three this year so far.

San Francisco to provide free Transgender Surgery


San Francisco continues to lead the U.S. in strange firsts.  They are about to become the first city to cover costs of genger reassignment surgery.

This program would be for San Francisco residents who are uninsured.

On Tuesday, the cities’ Health Commission voted for the program which was announced last Thursday.

The program would cover mastectomies, genital reconstruction and other related surgery.

According to Barbara Garcia, the local Public Health Director, the program would not be running until later next year.


Anderson Cooper’s Daytime Talk Show Canceled After Only 2 Seasons

Telepictures, an arm of Warner Bros. studio, released the news on Monday that Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show “Anderson Live” will not be renewed at the end of the second season.

Poor ratings are why the show will not continue as reported by the New York Times.

Warner Bros. in its statement regarding Anderson Cooper’s show… “We are extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced… While we made significant changes to the format, set and produced it live in its second season, the series will not be coming back for a third season in a marketplace that has become increasingly difficult to break through.”

Cooper’s Twitter account was silent.

Anderson Cooper has been known to mock or discredit evangelicals such as Cindy Jacobs and Bob Larson


Obama Supporters… Hate Obama’s Policies?

Luke Rudkowski, in a new video by “We Are Change”, interviewed Obama supporters about Romney’s  er Obama’s policies, and the results are interesting.

The results seem to confirm Howard Stern’s opinion.  Voters tend to feel strongly about a candidate, despite not really knowing anything about what they stand for or have done.



Forcasters in May figured the 2012 hurricane season would be average.

With October winding down, the 2012 hurricane season is shaping up to be one of the busiest on record!

Only seven other ‘seasons’ since 1851 have been this busy.  Three of those were in the last ten years.

Lead ‘hurricane season’ forecaster Gerry Bell, with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, states that it is unusual to have more storms than forecasted.

Bell blames the underestimate on El Nino in a statement to OurAmazingPlanet.  However there has been no El Nino.

Phil Klotzbach, a Colorado State University hurricane expert says it is a very unusual ‘hurricane season’.

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Al Gore’s Current TV getting out while the getting is good

Al Gore’s Current TV, launched only 7 years ago as a source of all things … Gore-ish, is now up for sale.

Apparently they had no end of speakers and presenters for Gore-type content, but in viewership or for those wanting to support that content…

Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt as quoted by the New York Post… “Current has been approached many times by media companies interested in acquiring our company. This year alone, we have had three inquiries. As a consequence, we thought it might be useful to engage expertise to help us evaluate our strategic options.”

MSNBC rejects seemed to end up at this station.  Take Keith Olbermann.  His appearance was supposed to save the day, instead Olbermann began to insult the hand feeding him calling them “amateur hour”.

Other hosts were: “Joy Behar: Say Anything!,” “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer,” and “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm.”

According to this article’s source, ratings for these shows were “dwarfed by those earned by Dukes of Hazard re-runs.”


Oakland.  While some will be coming off a sugar high and reveling in the halloween spirit of the season others will be hosting another… celebration?

An annual ritual of honoring the dead will be performed in North Oakland on Nov 1.

“It’s about remembering our forefathers, our ancestors, and for me there’s actually something spiritual about that,” stated local event founder K. Ruby Blume.  “It’s also really connected to the seasons … there’s this sense (that) nature is dying. Traditionally, there’s this sensibility that the veil is thin and people can cross over.”

After a march to Dover Park, a ceremony to call out the dead will be performed.  An alter will be built for participants to offer flowers, candles and photos of deceased loved ones.

“It’s very serious, personal and sacred” stated co-organizer Cate Freyer.

Blume was inspired to start a local ritual following 25 years of attending San Francisco’s Dia de los Muertos celebration.  Blume now sees the San Francisco event as “a sort of Burning Man… media-heavy event”.

Blume is hoping for a more intimate milieu in the Oakland location, therefore recording equipment is discouraged.  Event start time will be around 5:30 at either the Driver or McGregor parks, the march will head to Dover Park and the ritual and altar building should be around sunset.