New World Order Planning WWIII?

According to an independent national newspaper in Canada, starting a war with Iran will result in a “planned” World War III. According to the article, the elite have apparently timed World War III to emulate Biblical Prophecy in order to make World War III appear to be the fulfillment of God’s warning to the world. The Political elite will then offer their “solution” in the aftermath ushering in a New World Order, with one army, complete with Orwellian Totalitarian control, with the anti-Christ beast at the head.

British intelligence chiefs have warned that Israel will launch military action to thwart Iran’s nuclear weapons development efforts as early as Christmas, according to a report inThe Telegraph. The United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency this week confirmed that Iran is developing a nuclear warhead that could fit on an existing missile. British ministers have reportedly been told to expect Israeli military action. “Sources say the understanding at the top of the British government is that Israel will attempt to strike against the nuclear sites ‘sooner rather than later’ — with logistical support from the U.S.,” The Telegraph reports.

Israel and the US are planning the “largest” and “most significant” joint exercise in the allies’ history. The exercise will involve more than 5,000 US and Israeli forces, and will simulate Israel’s ballistic missile defense. The German Air Force put its F-16 and Tornado warplanes into intensive training for a possible attack on targets in Iran. Germany recently took part in a joint drill with the Israeli Air Force and other NATO members.

Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has forged an alliance with Iran against any military action by the West and pledged to complete the controversial Iranian nuclear power plant at Bushehr. Mr. Putin, the first Kremlin leader to visit Iran since the Second World War, insisted that the use of force was unacceptable. Mr. Putin and Iran’s President Ahmadinejad met for private talks and state television in Tehran quoted Mr. Putin as saying that Russia would continue to assist Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.

  • This is the end-time alliance prophesied in Ezekiel 37 between Rosh and Persia for the Middle East war that will usher in the one-world government (Rev. 13) and the 7-year Tribulation (Daniel 9)

Senate Committee Passes Marriage “Death Sentence” Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the deliberately misnamed “Respect for Marriage Act” on Thursday by a 10-8 vote, moving the radical left’s effort to destroy natural marriage one step closer to reality. Mathew Staver, Chairman of Liberty Council notes, “This bill would amount to a death sentence for marriage as we know it and repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The vote comes at a time when the White House has publicly announced that the Obama Administration will not defend the current DOMA law – an outrageous disregard of their duty in order to promote the radical homosexual agenda. what we are seeing is a full-scale assault on marriage from both Congress and the White House. And the next steps in this high-stakes political battle over the legal definition of marriage will be crucial! Our sources notified us that Democrats may try to insert the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act 2011” into the DOD authorization bill, a cynical strategy Harry Reid has used before to move legislation unlikely to pass as a stand-alone bill.“

  • Please go here now to sign Liberty Counsel’s petition defending marriage from the Obama/Reid assault:

http://www.lcaction.cc/r.asp?u=56291&RID=32600308

Vatican Hosts Adult Stem Cell Conference

An international conference opens in Rome Wednesday devoted to medical applications of adult stem cells. The Vatican Pontifical Council had earlier announced a 5-year, $1 million partnership with adult stem cell biopharmaceutical firm NeoStem and its educational foundation to research adult stem cells, examine their use and promote the cells as medical treatments. The U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops has been a prominent critic of embryonic stem cell research in the United States. The Vatican conference will feature well-known critics of embryonic stem cell research. Researchers have shown the potential for adult “induced” stem cells to display properties associated with embryonic stem cells.

  • Adult stem cells have yielded more positive results than embryonic stem cells without the ethical concerns

Protests Continue to Spread Worldwide

Thousands of students marched through central London on Wednesday to protest cuts to public spending and a big increase in university tuition fees. At Trafalgar Square, a group of protesters erected more than 20 tents at the foot of Nelson’s Column in the latest spinoff of the Occupy Wall Street protest camp movement. The tents were quickly cleared away by police. The marchers had planned to link up with an existing protest camp against corporate greed outside St. Paul’s Cathedral, but were stopped by lines of police in riot gear. Police said more than 2,000 people were taking part as the march.

Protest Violence Continues

City leaders across the U.S. are feeling increasing pressure to shut down Occupy protest encampments after two men died in shootings and two others were found dead inside their tents this week. One was found dead Friday inside a tent at the Occupy Salt Lake City encampment, from what police said was a combination of drug use and carbon monoxide from a propane heater. A 53-year-old man was found dead inside a tent at the Occupy New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal shooting just outside the Occupy Oakland encampment in Northern California and the apparent suicide of a military veteran at an Occupy encampment in Burlington, Vermont. The Oakland killing is further straining relations between local officials and anti-Wall Street protesters. A preliminary investigation into the gunfire Thursday that left a man dead suggests it resulted from a fight between two groups of men at or near the camp on a plaza in front of Oakland’s City Hall. In Vermont, police said preliminary investigations show a 35-year-old military veteran fatally shot himself in the head Thursday at an Occupy Wall Street encampment inside a tent in City Hall Park in Burlington.

Gov’t Asks Justices to Stay out of Immigration Case

The Justice Department on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to stay out of a lawsuit involving Arizona’s immigration law, saying lower courts properly blocked tough provisions targeting illegal immigrants. The state law is a challenge to federal policy and is designed to establish Arizona’s own immigration policy, the department’s solicitor general said in a filing with the justices. Arizona says the law is an effort to cooperate with the federal government. One provision requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question a person’s immigration status if officers suspect they are in the country illegally. In April, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a federal judge’s ruling halting enforcement of that and other key provisions in the Arizona law. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is seeking to overturn the judge’s decision and wants Supreme Court review of the case, arguing that the issues are of compelling, nationwide importance.

  • Several other states have recently adopted new immigration laws that have also been challenged in lower courts. It’s time for the Supremes to step in and affirm the rights of states to enact their own laws to deal with unique immigration situations not prevalent in many other states. That’s why the Constitution intended for states to have much more independent powers than they have today.

Controversial Canada-to-Texas Keystone Pipeline Delayed

The State Department announced on Thursday that it will explore a new route for the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, pushing a final decision on the controversial project past the 2012 election. President Obama was under intense political pressure from environmentalists as well as Republicans over the $7 billion pipeline project that would cut through six U.S. states. Republicans, who said the Canada-to-Texas pipeline would have created thousands of jobs and would reduce U.S. dependence on Middle East oil, immediately slammed the decision and said Obama was caving to his political base.

More Heat from Wood = More Pollution

As the recession continues and energy prices rise, more Americans are turning to wood to heat their homes, some hurrying to cash in on tax credits for efficient stoves that expire next month. The number of U.S. households heating with wood rose 34% nationwide from 1.8 million in 2000 to 2.4 million in 2010 — faster than any other heating fuel, according to Census data. This upswing is prompting federal officials, concerned about the health and environmental impact of burning wood, to update 23-year-old certification criteria for stoves and set the first requirements for outdoor wood boilers, which heat water that’s piped into homes. U.S. shipments of pellet stoves, considered the most efficient way to burn wood, jumped 59% in the second quarter of this year, compared to the same time last year, and pellet fireplace inserts rose 72%. The problem is that most Americans burn wood in old, dirty devices. Traditional fireplaces are so inefficient they don’t heat a room unless they’ve been retrofitted with a wood or pellet insert. Of the 10 million wood stoves being used in the U.S., 70% to 80% are not EPA-certified and emit 70% more pollution than those that are. Most of the 500,000 outdoor wood boilers don’t meet EPA’s voluntary standards.

Retailers Blur Line Between Thanksgiving, Black Friday

Shoppers used to eagerly await the doors opening at 6 a.m. the Friday after Thanksgiving. Then, the frenzy crept a few hours earlier, to 4 a.m. Now, shoppers are most likely going to forgo the post-meal catnap and head out to the stores soon after digesting Thanksgiving dinner. Midnight is the new 4 a.m. for Black Friday this year. Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Old Navy and most major Phoenix-area malls have announced openings just after the stroke of midnight on Nov. 25, making Black Friday an extension of Thanksgiving rather than the stand-alone extravaganza it has been in the past. As in previous years, a few retailers are opening on Thursday, as well.

  • Greed and materialism are not just manifest in Wall Street brokers and the rich

Obama’s Asia Trip to Tout U.S. Trade, Security

As he began a nine-day trip to the Asia-Pacific region on Friday, President Barack Obama was aiming to reassure jittery U.S. allies and emerging nations that they have another avenue to prosperity at a time when an increasingly aggressive China is extending its sphere of influence. At each stop, Obama is expected to send a clear signal that the United States is a “Pacific power” eager to help build economic success and security in the fast-developing region. In doing so at a pair of regional summits in Honolulu and in Bali, Indonesia, the president will make clear that the Chinese must “follow the rules of the road.” High on the list of U.S. priorities is getting commitments from China to enact more flexible currency-rate standards to help balance trade; respect intellectual-property rights; and adopt a less aggressive military posture in the disputed South China Sea.

Jefferson Count, Ala, Declares Bankruptcy

The elected leaders of Jefferson County, Ala., have voted to file the nation’s largest bankruptcy because of more than $3 billion debt from sewer bonds. County officials have been trying to negotiate with creditors, primarily Wall Street banks, since the nation’s financial crisis began in 2008. Reflecting a smaller version of the Eurozone’s debt crisis, interest rates spiked and the county couldn’t pay bondholders. A provisional settlement in September included $1.1 billion in concessions and called for sewer-rate increases of up to 8.2% for the first three years.

Economic News

Fewer Americans filed for initial unemployment benefits last week, marking continued — but still slow — improvement in the job market. About 390,000 people filed for their first week of unemployment claims in the week ended Nov. 5, the Labor Department said Thursday. The number of claims fell 10,000 from the revised 400,000 in the prior week. Since April, claims have been stuck above or around 400,000, a level economists often say is too high to signal the unemployment rate will come down. Meanwhile, the number of Americans filing for their second week of claims or more fell to 3,615,000, down 92,000, in the week ended Oct. 29, the most recent week available.

Home prices dropped in nearly three-quarters of U.S. cities over the summer, dragged down by a decline in buyer interest and a high number of foreclosures. And the worst is yet to come, analysts say. The median price for previously occupied homes fell in the July-September period compared to the same three months last year in 111 out of 150 metropolitan areas tracked by the group. The national median home price was $169,500 in the third quarter, down 4.7% from the same period last year. Most analysts say they expect prices to sink further because unemployment remains high and many more millions of foreclosures are anticipated over the next few years.

The government-controlled mortgage zombie Fannie Mae announced a third-quarter loss of $5.1 billion Wednesday. And it requested another $7.8 billion in federal aid to stay afloat. The “walking dead” has now “borrowed” $112.6 billion from the U.S. Treasury. Despite the massive injection of taxpayer funds to date.

The price of oil is closing in on $100 per barrel for the first time since summer. Prices have soared since October as two of the market’s biggest fears — an unraveling of the 17-nation Eurozone and another recession in the U.S.— appear to have eased, at least for now. On Friday, the price of a barrel of benchmark crude rose $1.17 to $98.95 per barrel, portending a future rise in gasoline prices. At the pump, the national average for gasoline remained at about $3.44 per gallon.

A meal with turkey and all the trimmings will cost about 13% more this holiday compared to last year, the American Farm Bureau Federation reported Thursday. The AFBF estimates the average cost to make a meal for 10 people is $49.20. That’s $5.73 more than last year’s average of $43.47. A pricier Thanksgiving feast is the result of soaring costs for commodities that has raised prices for food makers, grocers and consumers.

A sagging economy and high beef prices have stock thefts on the rise from the Beef Belt in Texas and Oklahoma to other beef producing states in the Midwest and South. These modern rustlers won’t fit the typical Hollywood image of mounted desperados wearing 10-gallon hats with bandannas covering their faces. Most of them use stock trailers pulled by pickups, or even 18-wheelers, to haul the animals away. They use four-wheelers or motorcycles to round them up, and then haul them to stock yards to sell. Grown animals will sell for $2,000 to $2,500 a head on the market, depending on their age, condition and weight.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Wednesday that gambling revenues were down 6.6 percent in Clark County in September compared with a year ago. Nevada had the nation’s highest foreclosure rate. RealtyTrac said foreclosures were filed on one of every 180 Nevada housing units in October, while the national rate was one in every 563 units.

Greece

Senior banker Lucas Papademos has been officially named as Greece’s new prime minister, after four days of intense talks to form a coalition government. The interim government aims to approve a new euro130 billion financial aid deal and cement the debt-strapped country’s position in the 17-nation Eurozone. The 64-year-old former vice president of the European Central Bank was named Thursday to head a coalition backed by the governing Socialists and the opposition conservatives that is expected to operate until early elections in February.

Italy

Italy’s Senate approved crucial economic reforms demanded by the European Union on Friday, the first step in paving the way for Premier Silvio Berlusconi to resign as early as this weekend and a transitional government to be formed. The 156-12 vote took place after respected economist Mario Monti — widely expected to become the interim prime minister — was welcomed with applause in the Senate chamber, where he was officially designated senator for life. Italy’s president bestowed the title on Monti two days earlier to signal to roiling financial markets that he intended to ask the 68-year-old former European commissioner to try to form a transitional government after Berlusconi leaves office.

Middle East

Officials from the Palestinian Authority admitted on Wednesday that their effort to bypass negotiations with Israel and attain recognition of statehood at the United Nations has failed, and that they are unlikely to call for a vote on the matter in the Security Council. Instead, the strategy going forward will be to shift to the General Assembly, where it has an automatic majority, and ask that its status be upgraded to that of an observer nation, which would give the PA de facto international recognition as a sovereign state, even if it does not guarantee the PA full-state rights in the international arena. The move is widely seen as a reaction to a subcommittee report leaked to Reuters on Tuesday, saying that the necessary consensus on the issue had not been reached, and thus passage in an open vote was highly unlikely.

Syria

November is shaping up to be the bloodiest month yet in Syria’s 8-month-old uprising. More than 250 Syrian civilians have been killed in the past 11 days as the regime besieges the renegade city of Homs and the conflict takes a dangerous turn, stoking fears of civil war. The U.N. estimates some 3,500 people have been killed in the crackdown since mid-March, when the uprising began. The bloodshed has spiked dramatically in recent weeks amid signs that more protesters are taking up arms to protect themselves, changing the face of what has been a largely peaceful movement. Many fear the change plays directly into the hands of the regime by giving the military a pretext to crack down with increasing force. The Arab League announced Saturday that it is suspending Syria’s membership after its failure to stop the violence against its people. Of the 21 nations voting, only two — Lebanon and Yemen — voted against the suspension. Iraq abstained.

Libya

Weapons smuggled from Libya after the collapse of Muammar Qaddafi’s government are flowing through the surrounding region, the president of neighboring Niger said, a development that threatens to destabilize a swath of the continent already struggling against ethnic unrest and a regional branch of Al Qaeda. “Arms were stolen in Libya and are being disseminated all over the region,” Niger’s president Mahamadou Issoufou said following a meeting with South African president Jacob Zuma. “Saharan countries are facing terrorist threats, arms and criminal trafficking. The Libya crisis is amplifying those crises.” Issoufou’s remarks came days after Niger’s military

Turkey

A ferry with 18 passengers was hijacked off a northwestern Turkish port on Friday and several coast guard boats and helicopters followed the vessel as it approached Istanbul. Transport Minister Binali Yildirim initially said “four or five” hijackers claiming to act on behalf of rebel Kurdistan Workers’ Party, known by its Kurdish acronym PKK, seized the ship after it set sail from the northwestern port of Izmit. The Kurdish rebels are fighting for autonomy in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast and have stepped up attacks on Turkish forces in that region in recent months, killing dozens of Turkish soldiers and civilians. The Turkish military responded by staging an air and ground offensive against rebel hideouts in neighboring Iraq. Turkish police have also detained hundreds of Kurdish activists on suspicion of ties to the rebels.

Iran

At least 15 people have been killed and scores more injured in two massive explosions at a Revolutionary Guard ammunition depot west of the capital Tehran. The incident took place when a munitions depot accidentally caught fire at the IRGC military base in Bidgeneh during an operation to “move some munitions and equipment needed for IRGC’s current operations. The explosion took place far from residential areas. Casualties are expected to increase as rescue operations continue.

Kazakhstan

Media in Kazakhstan cite authorities as saying that seven people, including five police officers, have been killed in an attack by radical Islamists on a police station in the southern city of Taraz. The reported bombing and shootout on Saturday is the latest in a recent string of Islamist-related attacks in Kazakhstan and will deepen worries of a mounting terrorist threat in the former Soviet Central Asian nation. Kazakhstan had been largely untroubled by Islamist-related violence, but the last few months have seen an anomalous spike in attacks that authorities have tied to radical Islamists.

Earthquakes

Rescue workers have pulled out 23 survivors from the rubble of three buildings, collapsed by an earthquake in eastern Turkey. Wednesday’s quake toppled 25 buildings in the city of Van but only three of them were occupied since the others have been evacuated after suffering damages in last month’s powerful temblor. The magnitude-5.7 quake was a grim replay of the previous magnitude-7.2 earthquake that hit Oct. 23, killing more than 600 people. The death toll rose to 19 on Friday as several rescue teams clawed through heaps of concrete to search for two journalists believed trapped in the rubble of a collapsed hotel.

Weather

One of the most powerful storms to hit western Alaska in nearly 40 years battered coastal communities Wednesday with snow and hurricane-force winds, forcing some residents to seek higher ground as it knocked out power and ripped up roofs.As the storm churned the Bering Sea, residents and emergency responders braced for a possible surge of sea water into coastal communities. “People out there are used to extreme weather, but this is not a normal storm,” said Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for the state’s emergency management agency. “This is of a magnitude that can be a storm of record, extremely dangerous.”

The drought across the South has already cost the USA $10 billion — it’s the nation’s costliest natural disaster of the year, and it appears to be expanding its reach. Even with all the weather catastrophes the USA has endured this year, including blizzards, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes, the drought has been by far the costliest: So far in 2011, the National Climatic Data Center reports that the “total direct losses to agriculture, cattle and structures are over $10 billion; both direct and total economic losses will rise as the event continues.” The dry conditions have spread now into parts of the Southeast and Midwest, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. More than 33% of the USA (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) is now in a drought, the nation’s highest percentage in almost four years. drought now extends all the way from western Arizona to central North Carolina, a distance of more than 2,000 miles. From north to south in the central USA, the drought reaches from southern Minnesota to South Texas. While some slight improvement has occurred the past few weeks in Texas and Oklahoma due to recent rainfall, little relief is in sight for the winter.

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