Wednesday, May 30, 2012

BARACK OBAMA IS IGNORANT & INCOMPETENT says Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski. BILL CLINTON called Barack Obama an AMATEUR. "It's a pity that such a dignified ceremony was overshadowed by ignorance and incompetence." Unfortunately, there is a dumbing-down of the so-called elite who spend too much time involved in the frivolous social media. Martin Luther was very concerned in his time that SCHOOLS should teach the Word of God. He warned that ignorance, stupidity and every evil work would gain the ascendancy if the Bible was set aside for human wisdom. Daniel Webster also warned about the dumbing- down of the American people if the Bible and Gospel literature did not take first place in the USA. They were both right! Barack Obama and many others have proven that. -Pastor Max Solbrekken


White House says Obama 'misspoke' after Poles demand apology over ‘Polish death camp’ remark
Published May 30, 2012
Associated Press
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May 29, 2012: President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to former Polish Foreign Minister Adam Daniel Rotfeld who is accepting for Jan Karski, a resistance fighter against the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP)
The White House said President Barack Obama misspoke on Tuesday when he referred to a "Polish death camp" while honoring a Polish war hero.
The president's remark had drawn immediate complaints from Poles who said Obama should have called it a "German death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland," to distinguish the perpetrators from the location. Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski called it a matter of "ignorance and incompetence."
Obama made the comment while awarding the Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, a resistance fighter against the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II. Karski died in 2000.
During an East Room ceremony honoring 13 Medal of Freedom recipients, Obama said that Karski "served as a courier for the Polish resistance during the darkest days of World War II. Before one trip across enemy lines, resistance fighters told him that Jews were being murdered on a massive scale and smuggled him into the Warsaw Ghetto and a Polish death camp to see for himself. Jan took that information to President Franklin Roosevelt, giving one of the first accounts of the Holocaust and imploring to the world to take action."
Sikorski tweeted that the White House would apologize for "this outrageous error" and that Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk would address the matter on Wednesday.
"It's a pity that such a dignified ceremony was overshadowed by ignorance and incompetence."
Alex Storozynski, president of the Kosciuszko Foundation, said Obama's comment "shocked the Poles present at the White House and those watching on C-SPAN. ... Karski would have cringed if he heard this."
National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said: "The president misspoke. He was referring to Nazi death camps in Poland. We regret this misstatement, which should not detract from the clear intention to honor Mr. Karski and those brave citizens who stood on the side of human dignity in the face of tyranny."
Anxious to quell the controversy, the White House also noted that the president had visited the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial while in Poland and that he has repeatedly discussed the bravery of Poles during World War II.
The Polish Embassy in Washington, on its website, has a "how-to guide" on concentration camps that states that references to Polish death camps are "factually incorrect slurs" that should be corrected.
The Associated Press Stylebook states that when referring to "World War II camps in countries occupied by Nazi Germany, do not use phrases like Polish death camps that confuse the location and the perpetrators. Use instead, for example, death camps in Nazi-occupied Poland."


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

While President Barack Obama has belittled and TURNED AWAY from the Holy Bible, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has TURNED TO THE BIBLE for guidance. Here are his words: “Ben-Gurion and Begin believed that the Bible should be the heritage of the entire nation – secular and religious, young and old, men and women. The Bible is the foundation of our existence. It unites the Jewish people, as it has throughout the generations. It also serves not only as a foundation but also as a map and compass,” - Pastor Max Solbrekken



Netanyahu Resurrects Ben-Gurion's Bible Study Circle

On Wednesday afternoon in Baghdad, a few thousand kilometers away from the Prime Minister’s Jerusalem Residence, the world powers known as the P5+1 – the US, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany – sat down for much anticipated talks with the Iranians about their nuclear program.

At the same time, just a few hundred meters away from the Prime Minister’s Residence, 100 or so people loudly demonstrated for the rights of Ethiopian immigrants and against discrimination.

And all the while, for two hours on a mild afternoon, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu – with a small black kippa on his head – sat in the covered courtyard of his home with 16 rabbis, academics, Bible scholars, archeologists and linguists, and discussed the meaning of the Book of Ruth, which will be read on Shavuot on Sunday in synagogues around the world. His wife, Sara, sat next to him, and his two sons sat on a bank of chairs set to the side.

There was something at once heartening and slightly humorous about Netanyahu setting aside precious time in the late afternoon to talk about Biblical figures Tamar and Yehuda, Naomi and Boaz, Ruth and David, while Iran loomed so large, and domestic issues beckoned so seriously.

It was heartening in that it is uniquely elevating seeing the prime minister of the Jewish state taking time out to study the Bible, the heart of Jewish existence. One cannot talk about Jewish historic rights to this place, which the prime minister does constantly, without appreciating and understanding the Bible.

And the scene was slightly humorous in that there is no other way to describe watching Avshalom Kor, the legendary radio linguist with the bass voice and perfect Hebrew pronunciation, read chapters from the Book of Ruth, while in the background chants from the Ethiopian protesters grew louder and louder and threatened to drown him out.

Netanyahu – try as he may to set aside some time for Bible study to block out the everyday – could not totally succeed. The outside world seeped in, even as he tried hard to ignore it.

Still, the attempt was praiseworthy because it put into wider perspective the matters on the agenda that seem so overwhelmingly critical at the moment – Iran and domestic problems the Ethiopian protesters raised.

Or, as Rabbi Yehuda Ben-Yishai, whose daughter Ruth was killed with her husband and three children in a terrorist attack in Itamar last year, put it at the meeting, the Bible is a chronicle of how – despite it all – “we came out of it all right.” He said the Bible was a chronicle of finding the “light” in very complicated and complex situations.

Kor wanted to read only a few verses from the Book of Ruth, but the prime minister urged him on to read more.

This is better then the usual matters he has to deal with, Netanyahu quipped as the session – originally scheduled for an hour – went 60 minutes longer than planned.

“The Bible is a parable for humanity,” Netanyahu said at the outset in English, giving a powerful sound-bite to the cameras invited to film just the opening of the study circle. “If the Jews are able to cross the river of time, and in their vast odyssey cross the chasm of annihilation and come back to their ancestral home, that means there is hope for humanity.”

The PMO, along with the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, organized the event, a reincarnation of a tradition David Ben-Gurion began, when as prime minister he hosted a regular Bible study circle, and also Menachem Begin adopted when he was prime minister. It is dedicated to Sara Netanyahu’s father, Shmuel Ben-Artzi, a noted Bible teacher and enthusiast who passed away in November.

A tale is told that one Saturday evening Begin was studying the weekly Torah portion with his group, when a call came in from the White House. US president Jimmy Carter was on the line. Begin is said to have replied that he was in the middle of studying verses from Deuteronomy, and that Carter should call back in a couple of hours.

Apocryphal or not, the story sends a message that certain things are important, like calls from the US president, and other things are even more so. That seemed the message Netanyahu was trying to send as well.

Wednesday’s meeting, the first of a number of study sessions that are to take place throughout the year, was more symbol than substance, more message than meat.

And Netanyahu made clear what the message was: “Ben-Gurion and Begin believed that the Bible should be the heritage of the entire nation – secular and religious, young and old, men and women. The Bible is the foundation of our existence. It unites the Jewish people, as it has throughout the generations. It also serves not only as a foundation but also as a map and compass,” he said.

“The Bible is always relevant vis-√†-vis today’s problems and challenges. It inspires, it is a source of life for our people and I think that it is important to expand Bible study and love of the Bible among all parts of the nation.

This is also the goal of this circle.”
Wednesday’s format was neither university lecture, nor yeshiva shiur (lesson).

Micha Goodman, the dynamic head of the Ein Prat Academy for Leadership and a lecturer on Jewish thought at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, handed out a short source sheet and then began the discussion by explaining how the Book of Ruth – the story of the Moabite convert Ruth – contradicted the Biblical injunction of never letting Moabites and Ammonites enter the ranks of the Jewish people.

On the Shavuot holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah, Goodman said, the book the sages selected to be read contradicted a tenet of the Torah. And therein lay the irony and the paradox that others sitting to the left and right of the prime minister then addressed.

Granted, when a group that includes rabbis like Benny Lau and Yeshivat Har Etzion co-head Yaakov Meidan, archeologists like Adam Zertal, linguists like Hebrew Language Academy head Moshe Bar-Asher, and Judaic studies scholars like Hebrew University’s Nili Wazana, get together, the discussion is bound to be illuminating. In a group like that, everyone has what to say – especially when they feel compelled to say something intelligent since they were invited by the prime minister expressly for that purpose.

But the significance of the afternoon was less in the insights given – talk about how the Bible is both law and spirit, full of complexities reflecting life’s contradictions and compromises – and more in the very fact that Netanyahu decided to resurrect Ben-Gurion and Begin’s tradition. While an absorbing discussion ensued, Wednesday’s prime ministerial study circle shed more light on Netanyahu – his psyche, world view and the way he sees his role – than it did on the Book of Ruth.


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Food for Thought       
   Wednesday 5/30/12
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When we are Judging others,
we have no time to Love them   - Mother Tereasa

Luke 6:42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, 
Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine 
eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam 
that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out 
first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt 
thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy 
brother’s eye.
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On the lighter side, an 86 year-old British woman put her Bank on notice that she had been mistreated as so many older folks have been, by a profit-driven commercial world. - Pastor Max Solbrekken


Seniors Banking... PRICELESS!!


Shown below, is an actual letter that was sent to a bank by an 86 year old woman. The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the Times.

Dear Sir:

I am writing to thank you for bouncing my cheque with which I endeavoured to pay my plumber last month.

By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the cheque and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it..

I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years.

You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account £30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.

My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways. I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls and letters, --- when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become.

From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person.

My mortgage and loan repayments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by cheque, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.

Be aware that it is an OFFENSE under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope.

Please find attached an Application Contact which I require your chosen employee to complete.

I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.

Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public figure, and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.

In due course, at MY convenience, I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings with me.

I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modelled it on the number of button presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone bank service.

As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Let me level the playing field even further.

When you call me, press buttons as follows:

IMMEDIATELY AFTER DIALLING, PRESS THE STAR (*) BUTTON FOR ENGLISH

#1. To make an appointment to see me

#2. To query a missing payment.

#3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.

#4 To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping.

#5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.

#6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home.

#7. To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my computer is required.

Password will be communicated to you at a later date to that Authorized Contact mentioned earlier.

#8. To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 to 9

#9. To make a general complaint or inquiry.

The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service.

While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration of the call.

Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement.

May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous New Year?

Your Humble Client


And remember:
Don't make old people mad. We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to upset us. 

Now we know why the U,S. President made his decision to push for same-sex marriage to become legal. He received expert advise from his young daughters. It makes you wonder what he is smoking these days. The question remains, "Are the American people totally deceived or does their remain any grey matter left in that great country. It is almost MIDNIGHT for the USA. Lets us all pray that sanity will return to AMERICA and that they will fall on their faces and ask for the mercy of God before they go under!- Pastor Max Solbrekken


BREAKING: Barack Obama’s Drug Abuse As A Teen

MAY 25, 2012 4:44 PM
It must be a fairly widespread understanding that Barack Obama’s history is fairly unknown. The man that became the 44th President of the United States did so after serving less than one term at the federal government level, so its not like Americans have any sort of background on the guy.
That has been changing recently, and now more and more journalists have become interested in researching this mysterious man that has captivated Americans for better or worse.
David Maraniss recently finished writing a biography entitled “Barack Obama: The Story” that delves farther into Obama’s life that we have previously seen. The book is based on factual events and interviews from those who have known Obama before he was tossed into the public eye.
In his 1995 memoir ‘Dreams of My Father,’ Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Seuss wrote about eating green eggs and ham. As a high school kid, Obama wrote, he would smoke in a white classmate’s sparkling new van,’ he would smoke ‘in the dorm room of some brother’ and he would smoke ‘on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids.’
He would smoke it here and there. He would smoke it anywhere.
Now a soon-to-be published biography by David Maraniss entitled “Barack Obama: The Story” gives more detail on Obama’s pot-smoking days, complete with testimonials from young Barry Obama’s high school buddies, a group that went by the name ‘the Choom Gang.’ Choom was slang for smoking marijuana.”
He goes on further to point out that Obama was not just any ‘midnight toker,’ but was known “for starting a few pot-smoking trends.”
Barry, as the President was known as in high school, was engaged in a method he created, called “Total Absorption” or “TA” for short.
“TA was the opposite of Bill Clinton’s claim that as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford he smoked dope but never inhaled,” explains Maraniss. Here’s how it worked: If you exhaled prematurely when you were with the Choom Gang, “you were assessed a penalty and your turn was skipped the next time the joint came around.”
As one of Obama’s old high school buddies tells Maraniss: “Wasting good bud smoke was not tolerated.”
But the Thomas Edison of smoking weed did not stop innovating there, for “TA” alone could not satisfy him. He was the father of “Roof Hits.”
“When they were chooming in a car all the windows had to be rolled up so no smoke blew out and went to waste; when the pot was gone, they tilted their heads back and sucked in the last bit of smoke from the ceiling.”
The methods alone could not satisfy the high-hungry Barry, so his friends coined his signature move, the “interception.” As he and the ‘choom gang’ passed a joint around a circle, Barry often “elbowed his way in, out of turn, shouted ‘Intercepted!,’ and took an extra hit.”
According to Maraniss, the society in which Barry grew up was a haven for pot-smoking; various strands of marijuana grew all over the tropical island including “Maui Wowie, Kauai Electric, Puna Bud,” along with several more variations.
Obama and his friends never officially got in trouble, but they sure came close:
Of course, smoking, drinking and driving on mountain roads could also be a little dangerous. Especially the night they tried drag racing.
The race to the top of Mount Tantalus pitted the “Choomwagon” against another friend’s Toyota. Obama was in the Toyota. The Choomwagon made it to the top first. When the other car didn’t show up, those in the Choomwagon drove back down to find them. Here’s how Maraniss describes what happened next:
“On the way down, they saw a figure who appeared to be staggering up the road. It was Barry Obama. What was going on? As they drew closer, they noticed that he was laughing so hard he could barely stand up.”
His friend had rolled the car. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. And, amazingly, they avoided trouble by leaving the driver alone to deal with the police by claiming it was just an unfortunate “mishap.”
Boy, oh boy. How is this going to play out for Mr. Barry Obama?
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Thanked His Drug Dealer, Not Mom, In High-school Yearbook..

·       For Obama, dope came before hope - Canberra Times

.. yearbook entry, the future president thanked the ... writes that Ray, a long-haired hippie who worked in a pizza parlour, was the group's drug ...
05/26/2012 - 10:53 am | View Link
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Obama was part of a marijuana-smoking gang in high school, biography ... - New York Post

... even thanked his bong buddies and their dealer ... Maraniss noted that, A hippie drug-dealer made his [Obamas] acknowledgments;
05/26/2012 - 8:17 am | View Link 


Monday, May 28, 2012

Barack Obama's Drug Dealer Killed Later: "Maraniss writes that Ray, a long-haired hippie who worked in a pizza parlour, was the group's drug-dealer. Many years later they learned that he had been killed with a ball-peen hammer by a scorned gay lover," according to the book. The Bible says that the wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23) Does Obama's earlier reckless behaviour with drugs and communism seriously affect his present thinking? It would seem that is the case, when one beholds his irrational behaviour since becoming president. How very tragic, indeed. - Pastor Max Solbrekken









Tuesday 29 May 2012
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Barack Obama's marijuana smoking days with the 'Choom Gang'
Barack Obama is not the first President of the United States to confess to experimenting with recreational drug-use in those heady days before the gruelling demands of Washington took over.

By Jon Swaine, Washington
6:08PM BST 25 May 2012

However, while Bill Clinton notoriously "didn't inhale" at Oxford, Mr Obama took an altogether more enthusiastic approach to smoking marijuana in his youth, according to a new biography.

As a secondary school pupil in Honolulu, Hawaii, in the late 1970s, Mr Obama is said to have been a member of the "Choom Gang", a group of boys who played basketball and choomed, or smoked dope.

"Barry Obama was known for starting a few pot-smoking trends," according to David Maraniss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. "The first was called 'TA,' short for 'total absorption'."

Mr Obama's favoured technique is described as "the antithesis" to Mr Clinton's eyebrow-raising claim to have barely participated in – and certainly not enjoyed – smoking the drug as a Rhodes scholar at University College from 1968 to 1970.

Any Choom Gang members caught daring to exhale before absorption was total "were assessed a penalty" and faced being "skipped the next time the joint came around," according to 'Barack Obama: The Story'.

All told, the future president is said to have been a bit of a drag. "When a joint was making the rounds, he often elbowed his way in, out of turn, shouted 'Intercepted!,' and took an extra hit," said Maraniss.

He also reportedly popularised "roof hits" after smoking in cars with the windows closed: "When the pot was gone, they tilted their heads back and sucked in the last bit of smoke from the ceiling." Former members recalled to Maraniss that the gang's favoured vehicle was a "Volkswagen bus, also known as the Choomwagon", that belonged to fellow member Mark Bendix.

The disclosures are unlikely to harm Mr Obama politically. In addition to a relaxation in attitudes towards soft drugs since Mr Clinton's confession 20 years ago, voters knew when they elected him in 2008 that Mr Obama had also tried cocaine while a university student in New York.

Recalling personal struggles from that time in his 1995 memoir, 'Dreams From My Father', Mr Obama wrote: "Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it". He added that he had never tried heroin.

A Rasmussen poll earlier this month claimed that 56 per cent of Americans favoured legalising and regulating marijuana like alcohol and tobacco, while 36 per cent remained opposed.

None the less, the future president appears to have been remarkably indiscreet about his activities. In his high school yearbook entry he thanked the "Choom Gang, and Ray for all the good times".

Maraniss writes that Ray, a long-haired hippie who worked in a pizza parlour, was the group's drug-dealer.

"Many years later they learned that he had been killed with a ball-peen hammer by a scorned gay lover," according to the book.

The excerpts were published by BuzzFeed, a website

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Barack Obama — by his own admission and according to testimony of former high school friends a major pothead and user of other drugs


How Did Stoner Obama Get Into College?
posted on May 26, 2012 by Tad Cronn
I don’t normally like to write headlines with question marks in them, but there are many questions about how exactly Barack Obama by his own admission and according to testimony of former high school friends a major pothead and user of other drugs — got into Columbia and Harvard.
Because Obama has refused to release his school records as other presidents have done, it’s difficult to know for certain who pulled strings for Obama and what exactly they did.

But that there were strings pulled is a certainty.

According to a new biography of Obama by Pulitzer-winning journalist David Maraniss, the future president was a serious drug addict in his high school days. In fact, his exploits with his fellow druggies, called the “Choom Gang,” were so extreme that it seems a long shot at best that such a student would be able to get into schools like Columbia and Harvard.

According to a recent story in World Net Daily, former postman Allen Hulton used to deliver the mail to the parents of Bill Ayers. Ayers is the Weather Underground terrorist who helped kick off Obama’s political career by holding a fundraiser in his living room, who also served on several committees with Obama and who probably ghost wrote Obama’s books, but whom Obama claims to barely know.

Ayers’ parents told their mailman, Hulton, that they were helping to put a foreign student from Kenya through college. Hulton also says he once met this young student, whom he believes was Barack Obama, and when asked about his plans for the future, the man said very confidently that he was going to be president.

The Ayers family apparently is prominent not only in Chicago society but in Communist circles, and we also know that Obama’s mentor during his drug-addled youth was Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist poet and drug dealer who was friends with Obama’s grandfather, according to Obama’s own books. Film maker Joel Gilbert, who is releasing a documentary this summer, believes Davis may have been Obama’s real father.

Is there a connection there? Did Davis know the Ayerses and help his apprentice-perhaps-son get into university through them?

Then there’s the Saudi royal family connection. How exactly the Saudis and Communists mesh isn’t clear, but it is known, thanks to a story buried in the New York Times, that Khalid al-Mansour, a close adviser to Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin-Talal and mentor to the founders of the original Black Panther party, solicited letters of recommendation to help Obama get into Harvard.

The Saudi royals have been large benefactors of Harvard and other schools.

Since getting into office, Obama’s administration has been notably favorable toward the New Black Panther party. Is there a connection that leads through the American Communist party, the Black Panthers and to the Saudi royal family?

These are all pieces of a puzzle that still has many pieces missing.


This book says only a little of what is actually hidden in the disastrous Obama Administration that is intent on making America a Socialist Society where the Christian faith and values are marginalized. How sad that the American people were so deceived by this talking head who had grandeur goals of transforming the USA into A NEW WORLD ORDER entity. It is time that every christian begins to fast and pray - Pastor Max Solbrekken


The Amateur
Barack Obama in the White House
by Edward Klein







Think you know the real Barack Obama? You don't — not until you've read The Amateur.

In this stunning expos√©, best-selling author Edward Klein — a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, former foreign editor of Newsweek, and former editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine — pulls back the curtain on one of the most secretive White Houses in history.  

He reveals a callow, thin-skinned, arrogant president with messianic dreams of grandeur supported by a cast of true believers, all of them united by leftist politics and an amateurish understanding of executive leadership.

In The Amateur you'll discover:
·  Why the so-called "centrist" Obama is actually in revolt against the values of the society he was elected to lead

·  An exclusive and shocking interview with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's long-time pastor 

·  The spiteful rivalry between Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey

·  How Obama split the Kennedy family

·  How Obama has taken more of a personal role in making foreign policy than any president since Richard Nixon — with disastrous results

·  How Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett are the real powers behind the White House throne

The Amateur is a reporter's book, buttressed by nearly 200 interviews, many of them with the insiders who know Obama best. The result is the most important political book of the year. You will never look at Barack Obama the same way again.

Donald Trump says: "The Amateur is the best book I've read on how Barack Obama is wrecking our country. I urge everyone who cares about America to read Edward Klein's eye-opening book."


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Scandal, Perversion, False Doctrines, Lies: What Do you expect? "For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work." (St. James 3: 16). NOT MUCH has changed since the Days of Martin Luther. - Pastor Max Solbrekken


Vatican confirms pope's butler arrested in leaks scandal
Published May 26, 2012
Associated Press
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FILE - In this May 17, 2008 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges faithful upon his arrival at the Our Lady of Mercy Shrine in Savona, near Genoa, Italy, Saturday, May 17, 2008. The Vatican has confirmed Saturday, May 26, 2012, that the pope's butler Paolo Gabriele, at left holding the umbrella, was arrested in an embarrassing leaks scandal. Spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Paolo Gabriele was arrested in his home inside Vatican City with secret documents in his possession. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
VATICAN CITY –  The Vatican confirmed Saturday that the pope's butler had been arrested in its embarrassing leaks scandal, adding a Hollywood twist to a sordid tale of power struggles, intrigue and corruption in the highest levels of Catholic Church governance.
Paolo Gabriele, a layman who lives inside Vatican City, was arrested Wednesday with secret documents in his possession and was being held Saturday, the Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said in a statement.
Gabriele is often seen by Pope Benedict XVI's side in public, riding in the front seat of his open-air jeep during Wednesday general audiences or shielding the pontiff from the rain. He has been the pope's personal butler since 2006, one of the few members of the small papal household that also includes the pontiff's private secretaries and four consecrated women who care for the papal apartment.
Lombardi said Gabriele had two lawyers representing him as the Vatican judicial system takes its investigative course.
The "Vatileaks" scandal has seriously embarrassed the Vatican at a time in which it is trying to show the world financial community that it has turned a page and shed its reputation as a scandal plagued tax haven.
Vatican documents leaked to the press in recent months have undermined that effort, alleging corruption in Vatican finance as well as internal bickering over the Holy See's efforts to show more transparency in its financial operations. But perhaps most critically, the leaks have seemed aimed at one main goal: to discredit Pope Benedict XVI's No. 2, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state.
The scandal took on even greater weight last week with the publication of "His Holiness," a book which reproduced confidential letters and memos to and from Benedict and his personal secretary. The Vatican called the book "criminal" and vowed to take legal action against the author, publisher, and whoever leaked the documents.
The Vatican had already warned of legal action against the author, Italian journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, after he broadcast letters in January from the former No. 2 Vatican administrator to the pope in which he begged not to be transferred for having exposed alleged corruption that cost the Holy See millions of euros in higher contract prices. The prelate, Monsignor Carlo Maria Vigano, is now the Vatican's U.S. ambassador.
Nuzzi, author of "Vatican SpA," a 2009 volume laying out shady dealings of the Vatican bank based on leaked documents, said he was approached by sources inside the Vatican with the trove of new documents, most of them of fairly recent vintage and many of them painting Bertone in a negative light.
At a press conference this week, Nuzzi defended the publication and said he wasn't afraid of Vatican retaliation. In fact, he even taunted Vatican prosecutors to seek help from Italian magistrates to investigate the case, charging that it would be a remarkable turnaround given the Vatican had been less than helpful in the past when Italian prosecutors came asking for information for their investigations.
The arrest has come during one of the most tumultuous weeks for the Vatican in recent memory. On Thursday, the president of the Vatican bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, was ousted by the bank's board. Sources close to the investigation said he too had been found to have leaked documents, though the official reason for his ouster was that he had failed to do his job.
The Vatican has taken the leaks very seriously, with Benedict appointing a commission of cardinals to investigate. Vatican gendarmes as well as prosecutors are also investigating the sources of the leaks.



Renowned Jewish Archaeologist NELSON GLUECK, wrote: "It may be stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a biblical reference.`` When you study the Koran, Book of Mormon or other non-Christian books you find them riddled with down right fabrications,distortions and lies. The Holy Bible is the ONLY Sacred Word of God we have.!!! - Pastor Max Solbrekken


Quake Reveals Day Of Jesus' Crucifixion, Researchers Believe

Geologists say Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was most likely crucified on Friday, April 3, in the year 33.

The latest investigation, reported in International Geology Review, focused on earthquake activity at the Dead Sea, located 13 miles from Jerusalem. The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions that an earthquake coincided with the crucifixion:

“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open.”

To analyze earthquake activity in the region, geologist Jefferson Williams of Supersonic Geophysical and colleagues Markus Schwab and Achim Brauer of the German Research Center for Geosciences studied three cores from the beach of the Ein Gedi Spa adjacent to the Dead Sea.

Varves, which are annual layers of deposition in the sediments, reveal that at least two major earthquakes affected the core: a widespread earthquake in 31 B.C. and a seismic event that happened sometime between the years 26 and 36.

The latter period occurred during “the years when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea and when the earthquake of the Gospel of Matthew is historically constrained,” Williams said.

"The day and date of the crucifixion (Good Friday) are known with a fair degree of precision," he said. But the year has been in question.

In terms of textual clues to the date of the crucifixion, Williams quoted a Nature paper authored by Colin Humphreys and Graeme Waddington. Williams summarized their work as follows:

All four gospels and Tacitus in Annals (XV, 44) agree that the crucifixion occurred when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea from A.D. 26 to 36.

All four gospels say the crucifixion occurred on a Friday.

All four gospels agree that Jesus died a few hours before the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath (nightfall on a Friday).

The synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) indicate that Jesus died before nightfall on the 14th day of Nisan, right before the start of the Passover meal.

When data about the Jewish calendar and astronomical calculations are factored in, a handful of possible dates result, with Friday, April 3, 33, being the best match, according to the researchers.
In terms of the earthquake data alone, Williams and his team acknowledge that the seismic activity associated with the crucifixion could refer to “an earthquake that occurred sometime before or after the crucifixion and was in effect ‘borrowed’ by the author of the Gospel of Matthew, and a local earthquake between 26 and 36 A.D. that was sufficiently energetic to deform the sediments of Ein Gedi but not energetic enough to produce a still extant and extra-biblical historical record.”

Williams is studying yet another possible natural happening associated with the crucifixion — darkness.

Three of the four canonical gospels report darkness from noon to 3 p.m. after the crucifixion. Such darkness could have been caused by a duststorm, he believes.
Williams is investigating if there are dust storm deposits in the sediments coincident with the earthquake that took place in the Jerusalem region during the early first century.
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