Saturday, January 25, 2014

100,000 Bats Drop From the Sky

This news actually came out a few weeks ago, but somehow I missed it.

It turns out that while we folks in North America are suffering through the coldest winter EVER....our friends in Australia are suffering through their hottest summer EVER.

"HOW HOT IS IT??", you ask?

Well, it's so hot that thousands of bats are literally falling from the sky...dead.  The stench of dead bats, decaying in the sun is becoming intolerable in some locations.

(NEWSER) – As the US emerged from that whole "polar vortex," Australia saw an intense heatwave last weekend—leading to the deaths of 100,000 bats, many of which reportedly dropped from the sky. In one video that went viral, a man filmed what he estimated to be more than 1,000 bat carcasses in his backyard, the Guardian reports. "The heatwave was basically a catastrophe for all the bat colonies in southeast Queensland," a rep for the RSPCA tells Australia's ABC News, noting that mass deaths were reported at 25 colonies. Bats are fragile and can't withstand temperatures above 109 degrees, a conservation worker explains. (Queensland's Brisbane got as hot as 106 on Saturday, notes ABC News.)
"They just fall," she says. "It's a horrible, cruel way to die." Another problem: The stench from the bodies is bothering locals. In one area, residents say they've had to live with the smell for days; in others, teams of trash collectors have been put together by regional councils to clean up the carcasses. In addition to those that fell to the ground, hundreds of bodies are still in trees and bushes, and maggots have already set in. As if all that isn't enough, at least 16 people have had to undergo anti-viral treatment after getting scratched or otherwise coming into close contact with a bat.
So this is the most dead bats EVER recorded....during the hottest summer EVER recorded.
Hmmm.....I guess we will file this strange story under "EARTH IS GROANING".

Friday, January 24, 2014

Is the 12th Imam Already Here?

Let me start out by clearly saying that I DON'T KNOW IF OBAMA COULD ONE DAY BE THE ANTICHRIST.

Now that I have said that, let's go on to talk again about the 12th Imam.  I have blogged about him before but a quick refresher;  Many Shiite Muslims believe that a little boy got taken by Allah some 900 years ago and put into a well sometime around Muhammad's funeral.  That little boy will return in the END OF DAYS during times of great chaos and will kill all the non-Muslims and then be a leader of the world.

Of course that is interesting in that the Bible describes the Antichrist with a lot of the same characteristics as Muslim prophecy describes the 12th Imam....also called the Mahdi.

Could the Muslims be willing to one day accept the Antichrist because he fulfills much of what they are looking for in the Mahdi?

With that as a short background, I ran across this description of attributes that the Mahdi would possess.

He is half black, half white. He is tall and strides with a lope. He possesses dead eyes and prominent ears. His background is both obscure and exotic. He is persuasively eloquent and is adept at saying one thing while doing another. His head swivels from side to side when addressing the multitudes, as if reading from prepared texts no doubt lowered from on high and inscribed by the Lord or one of his angels. He gives the distinct impression of being a man-child. He is supremely confident and exudes a certain boyish charm many find irresistible. He is devoted to popular sports involving holes and nets as emblems of ensnaring. He bows frequently in false humility, cajoling the high and mighty of the earth, yet brooks no objection to his will when dissent is offered. He is to be found in many different places from one day to another. He is surrounded by loyal minions, many of whom appear to be imbeciles, who do his bidding without question or scruple. He occupies the seat of power.
Let me be very clear about this, for there are those who cannot bring themselves to confront the evidence of the Twelfth Imam’s uncloaking that I, privy to the discovery of the mystical codex through means I am forbidden to reveal, now set before them. All his actions are directed toward igniting the flames that wait to engulf the world. He diligently undermines the laws, security and prosperity of the people he ostensibly represents, and turns one against the other, sowing discord among the populace. He betrays his friends and allies and renders them vulnerable to international predators. He sponsors and supports warlike groups and aggressive regimes that seek world hegemony. He is an undeclared enemy of the Jewish people and the Jewish state. He is a great friend to Islam in its march toward imposing a caliphate upon unsuspecting nations. He welcomes the black flag and the yellow flag into the sanctum of domestic authority, distributing office among his Muslim acolytes. He smiles upon the ayatollahs and signs agreements that facilitate their holy designs to kindle universal violence and establish God’s kingdom on earth.
He has been schooled at the feet of prophets and sages and learned from the masters of canon and creed. He is the repository of sacred teachings and potent incantations, and is adept at uttering sonorous phrases that please as they befuddle. He is the embodiment of consecrated, numinous and venerable doctrine. He is no longer Hidden but exults among us in all his glory. He is the bringer of chaos and the last days. He will inaugurate a new world order.
Doubters and skeptics must give way. The Twelfth Imam has returned, confirmed in his exaltation by innumerable tokens and crests and auguries. Devastation will precede him and resurrection will surely follow in his wake. The infidel shall be destroyed, destroyed utterly, and the believer shall rise from the smoldering ruins in triumph and gladness of heart. All this shall come to pass for it is written.
He is the Mahdi.


Of course if this is true, it sure seems to describe President Obama in a whole lot of detail!!

Here is the link for page one of this article that claims this description of the Mahdi comes from a museum in Tehran;

Here is what it says;
* Labelled the Arak Codex #190001, this document reposes in the Inscriptions Department of the Malik National Museum of Iran in Tehran.  

Again, I have no idea if this is all true....but the headline and description caught my eye so I decided to put it out there and let you guys be Bereans.  Has anyone see this Arak Codex on their last visit to Tehran?  : )

What do you think??  How many reasons can you give FOR Obama one day being the Mahdi and the Antichrist?  How many biblical reasons can you come up with for Obama NOT being the Antichrist?

But what if he is.....and right now he has dispatched his imbecile, John Kerry, to Israel to cook a peace agreement??

What if the rapture happens tonight and in about 3 months, after the smoke has cleared, Obama shows up in Israel to hold the hands of the Jewish leaders and sign a peace agreement with them and all their Arab/Muslim neighbors??

Remember, Paul was VERY clear that the Antichrist would not be revealed until AFTER the Restrainer has been removed...which most folks believe to the The Church of true Christ followers.

Could it be?????

Follow up;  Here is the English link to the Malik Museum in maybe some of you can figure out how to find the Codex and either confirm or deny what it says.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Stand Up to China....Or Else

China is now the world's 2nd largest economy.  No doubt they are using their newly found status to try and make it closer to the top in this game called KING OF THE HILL that all the world's nations play in some way.

China goes out and claims these tiny islands (Japan also claims them) and then wait to see if they can defend the airspace around them...and if no body challenges their claim, then the islands and airspace are theirs!

So the only way you can challenge this new Chinese airspace is to ignore their claim, fly through it and basically tell China to "shove off!"

Of course you can also see how this game of 'shove off' can end up building tensions to such a level that one day a trigger-happy Chinese fighter pilot shoots down a Japanese passenger jet and then all hell could break loose.

Davos (Switzerland) (AFP) - Japan on Wednesday told the world it must stand up to an increasingly assertive China or risk a regional conflict with catastrophic economic consequences.

In a landmark speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued what amounted to an appeal for international support in a potentially explosive dispute with its superpower neighbour over islands in the East China Sea.

"We must restrain military expansion in Asia ... which otherwise could go unchecked," Abe told the annual meeting of global business and political leaders, which Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is due to attend on Friday.

"If peace and stability were shaken in Asia, the knock-on effect for the entire world would be enormous," Abe added.

"The dividend of growth in Asia must not be wasted on military expansion."

Although Abe did not explicitly mention China, his speech had been flagged up in advance by Japanese officials as an alarm call to an influential audience over what Tokyo sees as bullying by Beijing.

The dispute over the uninhabited but potentially mineral-rich islands is being played out against a backdrop of Japanese fears that China is seeking to exert control over lifeline shipping lanes around its vast coastline and that the United States' commitment to guarantee Japan's security is waning.


Yes, it's true...for the past 70 years the U.S. has had a very well known commitment to guarantee Japan's security...and now Japan is concerned that our promises to go to war with China if they ever get into it with Japan MAY BE WANING.

Ya' think???

We currently owe China $1.3 trillion for the Treasury Bonds they have bought from us.  How are going to go to war with them without harming our Treasury Bond market...which we rely on to keep our $17 trillion debt floating??

Also, if China invaded Taiwan and/or Japan tomorrow, what do you think would be the likelihood that USA would send hundreds of thousands of soldiers to mix it up with China??  We are sick of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.  We want nothing to do with why would we get into a nasty war with China? 

We simply don't have the stomach for it or the money.

So Japan, if you want to start planning for your own defense against outside probably should get to planning.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What's So Wrong With Adultery?

Some of you may have been following the fact that the President of France is having an affair with some young actress.

Of course his female 'partner' is devastated...and had a breakdown and all sorts of drama.

But the French people don't really seem to care that their President is sleeping fact they expect it...because a big chunk of  French people EXPECT cheating because they, themselves, are cheating.

See the argument goes like this;  if the world now accepts that gay people are BORN with the desire to copulate with the same sex, then it MUST BE accepted that men are BORN with the desire to cheat...and how can you be so intolerant as to expect a man to NOT ACT on desires he was born with???....certainly you can't go against nature!!

Most French men and a third of French women cheat on their partners, according to a new poll.
The Ifop study found that some 55% of French men and 32% of French women admit to cheating — figures that could help explain why so many French are unfazed by the dalliances of their president, Francois Hollande.
Infidelity (or at least admitted infidelity) has been on the rise since the 1970s, when about 19% admitted to cheating, according to the study for Gleeden, an extramarital dating website.
Francois Kraus of Ifop said: “One of the study’s key findings is the enduring difference in perception of infidelity among men and women, with the latter much less accepting of dalliances than men.”
The survey came days after allegations that Mr. Hollande was having an affair with Julie Gayet, a 41-year old actress — who was seen in public Tuesday for the first time since their alleged liason was revealed — and fascination abroad at how little the French claimed it interested them.
The study also found that Left-wing French were more likely to cheat on their partners than those who identify themselves as on the Right.
Simply more evidence that the world is FAR, FAR AWAY from the biblical morals that, if followed, would allow this planet to run so much more smoothly.
We are selfish little creatures who DEMAND to do whatever we want.  Most have no belief that they will EVER have to answer to their they live with the mantra, "Have fun, party hard, live hard...for you only go around grab EVERYTHING you can that makes you happy!"

The Alarm Bell is Ringing...Persecution is Coming

Our brothers and sisters in Christ in other parts of the world are being tortured, chased, starved and killed.

Do we even know about it?  Do we even care?

Our pastor writes to his blog once per week and I will share some of it here and attach a link to the entire entry.

I read an interesting article this past week, written by Raymond Ibrahim, a writer and correspondent with the Middle East Forum.  You can find this article at:  The article is titled, "The Existential Elephant in the 'Christian Persecution' Room."  The article was a confirmation of a reality that somehow we seek to avoid, yet we must understand if we are to know the nature of persecution of Christians taking place around the world, a persecution that has doubled the number of martyrs this past year from those of 2012. 

The article indicates those 50 worst nations around the globe that persecute Christians.  Topping the list was North Korea and the radical regime of Kim Jong-Un - really a continuation of the radicalization of governmental leaders in Korea for the past several decades.  But, the article goes on to state, "of the 50 worst nations for persecution, 37 of them are Muslims, or 74%. ... Those persecuting Christians in 41 of 50 nations are Muslims; that is, a whopping 82% of all persecutions around the globe is being committed by the adherents of Islam - sometimes in Christian majority nations; for example, the Central African Republic which, after the 2013 Islamic takeover, now ranks #16, 'severe persecution' (the Christian-majority nation did not even appear in the previous year's top 50)."  Allow me to quote once again, "A recent Morning Star News report listing 2013's ten most horrific anecdotes of Christian persecution around the world finds that nine out of ten - again, 90% - were committed at the hands of those professing Islam." 

I know some of you are saying that such persecution could not happen here.  But I read an article yesterday on the website.  It was titled, "Syria: Al Qaeda Training Western Citizens for Terror Abroad."  As I read this article I have to admit that I was frightened.  Al Qaeda has learned the art of exporting terror through home-grown terrorists.  According to the article, "A defector, speaking from the Turkish border - a route commonly taken by foreign Islamist fighters into Syria - said that Al Qaeda has been training recruits from Europe, the UK and the US how to make and detonate car bombs and suicide vests in anticipation of being sent home to start new terror cells." 

Friends, it can happen and it probably will.  I worry about the Olympics in the next few weeks in Sochi.  What a showcase for a terror strike!  It would perhaps have an even greater impact upon the world than the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center towers.  And we must remember the ultimate goal is the creation of a worldwide Islamic empire - freed of Jews and Christians. 
It is time for us to wake up to the reality around us.  It is time for us to rise up and support our brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering persecution.  And it is time for us to prepare for those days when persecution will come to our shores.  And all the while we need to keep focused upon Jesus, who is our Lord and Captain. 


I wish I had a dollar for every time, in the past 7 years that I have heard someone say, "Well Dennis that simply isn't going to happen....because this is America!!"

How deluded we have become....

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Report Says Syrian Government Torturing-Killing Thousands

I wonder how many heinous things will have to come out of Syria before the rest of the world says, "OK...we better get in there and stop the horror show."?

Now the pictures being viewed today by the world are starting to look an awful lot like Holocaust photos.

And if the report is to be believed, all these murdered, starved, mutilated bodies were done at the hands of the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad.

Uh-oh....I smell a war-crimes tribunal coming....

A report compiled by three international war crimes prosecutors claims that the Syrian government is behind the "systematic killing" of approximately 11,000 detainees between March 2011 and August 2013. 

The Guardian, which obtained access to the report, says that the source of the report's claims is a military police photographer who secretly worked with a Syrian rebel group before defecting and fleeing the country. In the process, the defector smuggled the images of "killed detainees" out of the country on memory sticks. 

The defector, identified in the report as "Caesar," does not claim to have witnessed executions or torture himself. However, he describes the bodies of detainees, mostly young men, as being emaciated, blood-stained, and, in some cases, bearing signs of strangulation or electrocution. 

The report claims that Caesar photographed as many as 50 bodies a day. The purpose of the photographs, according to the defector, was to allow a death certificate to be produced without allowing families of the deceased to see the body, as well as to confirm that orders to execute prisoners had been carried out. Families were usually told that their loved ones died from either a heart attack or "breathing problems."

The 31-page report was commissioned by a London-based law firm operating on behalf of the government of Qatar, which has financed and armed rebel groups in Syria and repeatedly called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stand trial for war crimes. Two of the report's authors, Sir Desmond de Silva and David Crane, argued war crimes cases related to the 1991-2002 civil war in Sierra Leone, while the third author, Sir Geoffrey Nice, led the prosecution of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic at The Hague. 

A leading human rights group accused the U.S. and other world powers Tuesday of undermining efforts to bring Assad before the International Criminal Court.

The New York-based Human Rights Watch said the U.S. had focused too strongly on bringing the warring parties together for peace talks at the expense of putting "real pressure" on Assad's regime to end atrocities and hold those responsible to account.

The group also accused Russia and China of shielding their ally Syria from concrete action at the United Nations, such as arms embargoes.

"We cannot afford to wait for the distant prospect of a peace accord before the killing of 5,000 civilians a month comes to an end," Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, told reporters as he presented the group's annual report in Berlin. "The mass atrocities being committed in Syria should be a parallel focus of the peace process."


Did you catch that part about the U.S. undermining efforts to bring Assad to court??  I wonder if that is true?

Yeah, I think it certainly could be. I think The West is looking at Libya, Tunisia, Sudan, and Egypt and coming to the conclusion that while Assad is a butcher and a strong-man dictator who crushes his foes and rules with least he is a civilized dictator who wears a suit, drives a Mercedes and has a good looking, Western dressed compared to the towel-headed, gun toting, burka wife in background, Muslim thugs who seem to take over these failed dictator states.

How long will the world stand to watch Muslims killing Muslims before they step in and be willing to put THEIR kids and treasure on the line to make them stop??

How much money would the world have to spend to put armies into Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and other places where Muslims are butchering Muslims in an effort to make them stop??

And even if we could get hundreds of thousands of troops committed from dozens of countries who are willing to go stand in the gap and separate Sunnis, Shiites and other stripes of Islam....would that really stop the Satanic hatred of these death cults that ARE the definition of Islam??


Through it all let's remember that our battle is not against flesh and blood humans but against Satan and his minions.  We can't overcome that demonic army with bullets and guns but only through the Word of God and prayers of the saints.

Are we praying for these dark strongholds of the enemy?

Israel-Kazakhstan Sign Defense Pact

The chess pieces continue to move around the board as Israel and Iran play a very serious game of survival.

Today we see Israel make a move that most folks never saw coming.

TEL AVIV — Defense ministers from Israel and Khazakhstan inked a security cooperation accord Jan. 20 formalizing military and defense industrial ties between the two nations.
The bilateral agreement, signed in Tel Aviv by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and his Kazakh counterpart, Adilbek Dzhaksbekov, provides a general “umbrella” for cultivating defense trade and future cooperation between the two governments, an Israeli defense official here said.
Since Israel and Kazakhstan established diplomatic ties in 1992, the two countries have signed multiple cooperation accords involving telecommunications, science and technology, and other dual-use sectors.
The Jan. 20 accord formalizes more than a decade of Israeli arms sales to the largely Sunni Muslim, Central Asian republic. Corruption charges stemming from the 2004 sale of Israeli artillery systems forced Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarabayev, in June 2009, to sack the nation’s defense minister and other senior government officials.
Now Israel will maybe have another way to attack Iran?  The map below shows the paths they could have taken to strike.

And now maybe Israel has another option...that being to come from the North right over the Caspian Sea.

Don't bet AGAINST ISRAEL when it comes to their military options.
Hat tip to Tom F.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Pot No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

You are cleaning your high school kid's room and you discover a pot pipe in his dresser drawer.  That night you confront him with it and here is the response you can expect; 

"Mom, what's the big deal?!?  It's already legal in Colorado and Washington and within a few months it's probably gonna be legal everywhere!!  Besides, Obama just said it wasn't dangerous...anymore than you and dad drinking wine with your dinner!!"

Speaking to The New Yorker magazine, he said it was wrong to think legalising the drug would be "a panacea" that could solve many social problems.
Mr Obama was referring to recent legalisation of marijuana in the states of Colorado and Washington.
He has previously admitted using the drug when he was young.
"As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life," Mr Obama said.
But he added that in terms of its impact on the individual consumer "I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol".
He also said that poor people - many of them African Americans and Latinos - were disproportionately punished for marijuana use, whereas middle-class users mostly escaped harsh penalties.
"It's important for society not to have a situation in which a large portion of people have at one time or another broken the law and only a select few get punished."
Mr Obama described the legalisation of marijuana in Colorado and Washington as a challenging "experiment".
Thanks Mr. President for helping us to discourage our kids from the MIND & MOOD ALTERING drug of marijuana!
So now when your 18 yr old kid wants to go to Colorado for a skiing trip over spring break and they stop at the pot are you going to stop them when they say, "Come on dad!!  Get with the times!!  It's totally legal!!"
So how is it possible to love the Lord with all your mind when you have freely given it up to be bent on pot, mushrooms, cocaine or any other drug that is clouding the minds of our society??
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.

Iran "2 to 3 Weeks" From Nuclear Bomb

We have watched these headlines about Iran and a nuclear bomb for some years now.

Of course we have no idea how close Iran might be...and of course even the U.S. Government was totally clueless about North Korea having a nuclear bomb until they exploded don't think for a moment that our government knows every little thing that is happening with Iran's nuclear program.

If Iran breaks its deal with the West tomorrow, the country would be only two to three weeks away from producing enough highly enriched uranium to assemble a nuclear weapon, according to Olli Heinonen, former deputy director of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Heinonen directed the safeguards division of the United Nations body charged with enforcing the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
He was asked Sunday on Aaron Klein’s WABC Radio show about the timeframe in response to statements from Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, who boasted last week that Tehran can nix its deal with the West and resume enriching uranium to 20-percent levels within one day if it so desires.
Heinonen responded that if Iran wanted it would currently take the country “two, three weeks to have enough uranium hexafluoride high-enriched for one single weapon.”
He told Klein: “If [Iran] in reality [abrogates the deal] tomorrow, they still have quite a substantial stock of uranium hexafluoride, which is enriched to 20 percent. … And then technically, when Iran has committed to this month to certain parts of the processes in such a way these tandem cascades are not anymore connected with each other, you can indeed put them back in one day’s time.
This is tough stuff to think about.  Would Iran really use a nuke if they had one?  Could they really knock out all electricity in America if they blew up a nuke in our atmosphere?  Would America, the Great Satan, be gone forever if our electricity vanished for months??  Would they really be willing to launch a nuke at Israel knowing that it would result in millions of their own citizens dying of retaliation??
Question for much do you really think the ayatollahs of Iran care about the welfare of their own people??  Do you think they would sacrifice 40-50,000,000 of them if they thought for an instant that they could forever destroy the nation of Israel?
Next question for you....who do you think is pulling the strings on, and engineering the thoughts of, the Iranian leadership?
Final question for you believe Satan hates the nation Israel and the Jewish people?

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Leave Those Kids Alone!

Russia is hosting the Olympics in a few months and has made the news in that Russia isn't real supportive of it's gay community.

Now Putin is saying that gays are welcome to come to the Olympic games...but leave their kids alone!

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that gay visitors to the 2014 Winter Olympics next month in Sochi should feel comfortable, but should "just leave kids alone."
His remarks, during a meeting with a group of volunteers at the Olympic mountain venue at Krasnaya Polyana, appeared to be an attempt to address international concern over Russia's tough stance against homosexuality.
"We have no ban on the nontraditional forms of sexual intercourse among people," Putin said in remarks carried by the Interfax news service. "We have the ban on the propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia. I want to stress this: propaganda among minors. These are two absolutely different things: a ban on certain relations or the propaganda of such relations."
Needless to say, the gays are in an uproar about his comments.