March 31, 2011

Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/17/us-spy-operation-social-networks

Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

Military's 'sock puppet' software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda

Nick Fielding and Ian Cobain
guardian.co.uk
Thursday 17 March 2011 13.19 GMT

General David Petraeus
Gen David Petraeus has previously said US online psychological operations are aimed at 'countering extremist ideology and propaganda'. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP

The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.

A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom), which oversees US armed operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, to develop what is described as an "online persona management service" that will allow one US serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the world.

The project has been likened by web experts to China's attempts to control and restrict free speech on the internet. Critics are likely to complain that it will allow the US military to create a false consensus in online conversations, crowd out unwelcome opinions and smother commentaries or reports that do not correspond with its own objectives.

The discovery that the US military is developing false online personalities – known to users of social media as "sock puppets" – could also encourage other governments, private companies and non-government organisations to do the same.

The Centcom contract stipulates that each fake online persona must have a convincing background, history and supporting details, and that up to 50 US-based controllers should be able to operate false identities from their workstations "without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries".

Centcom spokesman Commander Bill Speaks said: "The technology supports classified blogging activities on foreign-language websites to enable Centcom to counter violent extremist and enemy propaganda outside the US."

He said none of the interventions would be in English, as it would be unlawful to "address US audiences" with such technology, and any English-language use of social media by Centcom was always clearly attributed. The languages in which the interventions are conducted include Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and Pashto.

Centcom said it was not targeting any US-based web sites, in English or any other language, and specifically said it was not targeting Facebook or Twitter.

Once developed, the software could allow US service personnel, working around the clock in one location, to respond to emerging online conversations with any number of co-ordinated messages, blogposts, chatroom posts and other interventions. Details of the contract suggest this location would be MacDill air force base near Tampa, Florida, home of US Special Operations Command.

Centcom's contract requires for each controller the provision of one "virtual private server" located in the United States and others appearing to be outside the US to give the impression the fake personas are real people located in different parts of the world.

It also calls for "traffic mixing", blending the persona controllers' internet usage with the usage of people outside Centcom in a manner that must offer "excellent cover and powerful deniability".

The multiple persona contract is thought to have been awarded as part of a programme called Operation Earnest Voice (OEV), which was first developed in Iraq as a psychological warfare weapon against the online presence of al-Qaida supporters and others ranged against coalition forces. Since then, OEV is reported to have expanded into a $200m programme and is thought to have been used against jihadists across Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East.

OEV is seen by senior US commanders as a vital counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation programme. In evidence to the US Senate's armed services committee last year, General David Petraeus, then commander of Centcom, described the operation as an effort to "counter extremist ideology and propaganda and to ensure that credible voices in the region are heard". He said the US military's objective was to be "first with the truth".

This month Petraeus's successor, General James Mattis, told the same committee that OEV "supports all activities associated with degrading the enemy narrative, including web engagement and web-based product distribution capabilities".

Centcom confirmed that the $2.76m contract was awarded to Ntrepid, a newly formed corporation registered in Los Angeles. It would not disclose whether the multiple persona project is already in operation or discuss any related contracts.

Nobody was available for comment at Ntrepid.

In his evidence to the Senate committee, Gen Mattis said: "OEV seeks to disrupt recruitment and training of suicide bombers; deny safe havens for our adversaries; and counter extremist ideology and propaganda." He added that Centcom was working with "our coalition partners" to develop new techniques and tactics the US could use "to counter the adversary in the cyber domain".

According to a report by the inspector general of the US defence department in Iraq, OEV was managed by the multinational forces rather than Centcom.

Asked whether any UK military personnel had been involved in OEV, Britain's Ministry of Defence said it could find "no evidence". The MoD refused to say whether it had been involved in the development of persona management programmes, saying: "We don't comment on cyber capability."

OEV was discussed last year at a gathering of electronic warfare specialists in Washington DC, where a senior Centcom officer told delegates that its purpose was to "communicate critical messages and to counter the propaganda of our adversaries".

Persona management by the US military would face legal challenges if it were turned against citizens of the US, where a number of people engaged in sock puppetry have faced prosecution.

Last year a New York lawyer who impersonated a scholar was sentenced to jail after being convicted of "criminal impersonation" and identity theft.

It is unclear whether a persona management programme would contravene UK law. Legal experts say it could fall foul of the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, which states that "a person is guilty of forgery if he makes a false instrument, with the intention that he or another shall use it to induce somebody to accept it as genuine, and by reason of so accepting it to do or not to do some act to his own or any other person's prejudice". However, this would apply only if a website or social network could be shown to have suffered "prejudice" as a result.

• This article was amended on 18 March 2011 to remove references to Facebook and Twitter, introduced during the editing process, and to add a comment from Centcom, received after publication, that it is not targeting those sites.

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I'm sure this has been going on for quite a while in the usa and else where in spite of what the article says.

Q Why are the internet/email/social networks all free?
A To obtain info and lead/mislead/manipulate/control folks

Onward!
Cathy



"But as for you, ye thought evil against me; [but] God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as [it is] this day, to save much people alive."
Joseph speaking to his brothers who sold him into slavery
Genesis 50

March 20, 2011

Fifty Years in the Church of Rome by Charles Chiniquy

"...The catechism taught as a preparation for our first communion was the foundation of the idolatries and superstitions which the Church of Rome gives as the religion of Christ. It is by means of that catechetical instruction that she obtains for the Pope and his representatives that profound respect, I might say adoration, which is the secret of her power and influence. With this catechism Rome corrupts the most sacred truths of the Gospel. It is there that Jesus is removed from the hearts for which He paid so great a price, and that Mary is put in His place. But the great iniquity of substituting Mary for Jesus is so skilfully concealed, it is given with colours so poetic and beautiful, and so well adapted to captivate human nature, that it is almost impossible for a poor child to escape the snare..."

"...It is thus that the Pope and the priests of Rome have entirely disfigured and changed the holy religion of the Gospel! In the Church of Rome it is not Jesus, but Mary, who represents the infinite love and mercy of God for the sinner. The sinner is not advised or directed to place his hope in Jesus, but in Mary, for his escape from deserved chastisement! It is not Jesus, but Mary, who saves the sinner! Jesus is always bent on punishing sinners; Mary is always merciful to them!"

"The Church of Rome has thus fallen into idolatry: she rather trusts in Mary than in Jesus. She constantly invites sinners to turn their thoughts, their hopes, their affections, not to Jesus, but to Mary!

"By means of that impious doctrine Rome deceives the intellects, seduces the hearts, and destroys the souls of the young for ever. Under the pretext of honouring the Virgin Mary, she insults her by outraging and misrepresenting her adorable Son.

"Rome has brought back the idolatry of old paganism under a new name. She has replaced upon her altars the Jupiter Tonans of the Greeks and Romans, only she places upon his shoulders the mantle and she writes on the forehead of her idol the name of Jesus, in order the better to deceive the world!"

From Chapter 7
http://www.biblebelievers.com/chiniquy/


Fifty Years in the Church of Rome
By CHARLES CHINIQUY

The life story of Charles Chiniquy, who was a priest in the Roman Catholic Church for 25 years.

Chapter 1

My father, Charles Chiniquy [pronounced, "Chi-ni-quay"], born in Quebec, had studied in the Theological Seminary of that city, to prepare himself for the priesthood. But a few days before making his vows, having been the witness of a great iniquity in the high quarters of the church, he changed his mind, studied law, and became a notary.

Married to Reine Perrault, daughter of Mitchel Perrault, in 1803 he settled at first in Kamoraska, where I was born on the 30th July, 1809.

About four or five years later my parents emigrated to Murray Bay. That place was then in its infancy, and no school had yet been established. My mother was, therefore, my first teacher.

Before leaving the Seminary of Quebec my father had received from one of the Superiors, as a token of his esteem, a beautiful French and Latin Bible. That Bible was the first book, after the A B C, in which I was taught to read. My mother selected the chapters which she considered the most interesting for me; and I read them every day with the greatest attention and pleasure. I was even so much pleased with several chapters, that I read them over and over again till I knew them by heart.

When eight or nine years of age, I had learned by heart the history of the creation and fall of man; the deluge; the sacrifice of Isaac; the history of Moses; the plagues of Egypt; the sublime hymn of Moses after crossing the Red Sea; the history of Samson; the most interesting events of the life of David; several Psalms; all the speeches and parables of Christ; and the whole history of the sufferings and death of our Saviour as narrated by John.

I had two brothers, Louis and Achille; the first about four, the second about eight years younger than myself. When they were sleeping or playing together, how many delicious hours I have spent by my mother's side, in reading to her the sublime pages of the divine book.

Sometimes she interrupted me to see if I understood what I read; and when my answers made her sure that I understood it, she used to kiss me and press me on her bosom as an expression of her joy.

One day, while I was reading the history of the sufferings of the Saviour, my young heart was so much impressed that I could hardly enunciate the words, and my voice trembled. My mother, perceiving my emotion, tried to say something on the love of Jesus for us, but she could not utter a word her voice was suffocated by her sobs. She leaned her head on my forehead, and I felt two streams of tears falling from her eyes on my cheeks. I could not contain myself any longer. I wept also; and my tears were mixed with hers. The holy book fell from my hands, and I threw myself into my dear mother's arms.

No human words can express what was felt in her soul and in mine in that most blessed hour! No! I will never forget that solemn hour, when my mother's heart was perfectly blended with mine at the feet of our dying Saviour. There was a real perfume from heaven in those my mother's tears which were flowing on me. It seemed then, as it does seem to me today, that there was a celestial harmony in the sound of her voice and in her sobs. Though more than half a century has passed since that solemn hour when Jesus, for the first time, revealed to me something of His suffering and of His love, my heart leaps with joy every time I think of it.

We were some distance from the church, and the roads, in the rainy days, were very bad. On the Sabbath days the neighbouring farmers, unable to go to church, were accustomed to gather at our house in the evening. Then my parents used to put me up on a large table in the midst of the assembly, and I delivered to those good people the most beautiful parts of the Old and New Testaments. The breathless attention, the applause of our guests, and may I tell it often the tears of joy which my mother tried in vain to conceal, supported my strength and gave me the courage I wanted, to speak when so young before so many people. When my parents saw that I was growing tired, my mother, who had a fine voice, sang some of the beautiful French hymns with which her memory was filled.

Several times, when the fine weather allowed me to go to church with my parents, the farmers would take me into their caleches (buggies) at the door of the temple, and request me to give them some chapter of the Gospel. With a most perfect attention they listened to the voice of the child, whom the Good Master had chosen to give them the bread which comes from heaven. More than once, I remember, that when the bell called us to the church, they expressed their regret that they could not hear more.

On one of the beautiful spring days of 1818 my father was writing in his office, and my mother was working with her needle, singing one of her favourite hymns, and I was at the door, playing and talking to a fine robin which I had so perfectly trained that he followed me wherever I went. All of a sudden I saw the priest coming near the gate. The sight of him sent a thrill of uneasiness through my whole frame. It was his first visit to our home.

The priest was a person below the common stature, and had an unpleasant appearance his shoulders were large and he was very corpulent; his hair was long and uncombed, and his double chin seemed to groan under the weight of his flabby cheeks.

I hastily ran to the door and whispered to my parents, "M. le Cur'e arrive ("Mr. Curate is coming"). The last sound was hardly out of my lips when the Rev. Mr. Courtois was at the door, and my father, shaking hands with him, gave him a welcome.

That priest was born in France, where he had a narrow escape, having been condemned to death under the bloody administration of Robespierre. He had found a refuge, with many other French priests, in England, whence he came to Quebec, and the bishop of that place had given him the charge of the parish of Murray Bay.

His conversation was animated and interesting for the first quarter of an hour. It was a real pleasure to hear him. But of a sudden his countenance changed as if a dark cloud had come over his mind, and he stopped talking. My parents had kept themselves on a respectful reserve with the priest. They seemed to have no other mind than to listen to him. The silence which followed was exceedingly unpleasant for all the parties. It looked like the heavy hour which precedes a storm. At length the priest, addressing my faith, said, "Mr. Chiniquy, is it true that you and your child read the Bible?"

"Yes, sir," was the quick reply, "my little boy and I read the Bible, and what is still better, he has learned by heart a great number of its most interesting chapters. If you will allow it, Mr. Curate, he will give you some of them."

"I did not come for that purpose," abruptly replied the priest; "but do you not know that you are forbidden by the holy Council of Trent to read the Bible in French."

"It makes very little difference to me whether I read the Bible in French, Greek, or Latin," answered my father, "for I understand these languages equally well."

"But are you ignorant of the fact that you cannot allow your child to read the Bible?" replied the priest.

"My wife directs her own child in the reading of the Bible, and I cannot see that we commit any sin by continuing to do in future what we have done till now in that matter."

"Mr. Chiniquy," rejoined the priest, "you have gone through a whole course of theology; you know the duties of a curate; you know it is my painful duty to come here, get the Bible from you and burn it."

My grandfather was a fearless Spanish sailor (our original name was Etchiniquia), and there was too much Spanish blood and pride in my father to hear such a sentence with patience in his own house. Quick as lightning he was on his feet. I pressed myself, trembling, near my mother, who trembled also.

At first I feared lest some very unfortunate and violent scene should occur; for my father's anger in that moment was really terrible.

But there was another thing which affected me. I feared lest the priest should lay his hands on my dear Bible, which was just before him on the table; for it was mine, as it had been given me the last year as a Christmas gift.

Fortunately, my father had subdued himself after the first moment of his anger. He was pacing the room with a double-quick step; his lips were pale and trembling, and he was muttering between his teeth words which were unintelligible to any one of us.

The priest was closely watching all my father's movements; his hands were convulsively pressing his heavy cane, and his face was giving the sure evidence of a too well-grounded terror. It was clear that the ambassador of Rome did not find himself infallibly sure of his position on the ground he had so foolishly chosen to take; since his last words he had remained as silent as a tomb.

At last, after having paced the room for a considerable time, my father suddenly stopped before the priest, and said, "Sir, is that all you have to say here."

"Yes, sir," said the trembling priest.

"Well, sir," added my father, "you know the door by which you entered my house: please take the same door and go away quickly."

The priest went out immediately. I felt an inexpressible joy when I saw that my Bible was safe. I ran to my father's neck, kissed and thanked him for his victory. And to pay him, in my childish way, I jumped upon the large table and recited, in my best style, the fight between David and Goliath. Of course, in my mind, my father was David and the priest of Rome was the giant whom the little stone from the brook had stricken down.

Thou knowest, O God, that it is to that Bible, read on my mother's knees, I owe, by thy infinite mercy, the knowledge of the truth to-day; that Bible had sent, to my young heart and intelligence, rays of light which all the sophisms and dark errors of Rome could never completely extinguish.




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http://www.biblebelievers.com/chiniquy/

"Charles Chiniquy (1809-1899) a Canadian Prysbyterian convert from Roman Catholicism, born at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada of Roman Catholic parents, and studied at the college of Nicolet, Canada, professor of belles-lettres there after graduation until 1833. in 1833 ordained a Roman Catholic priest, and until 1846 was vicar and curate in the province of Quebec where he established the first temperance society, winning the title "Apostle of Temperence of Canada." In 1851 established an extensive Roman Catholic colony at Kankakee, Illinois. In 1858 left the church of Rome and joined the Canadian Presbyterian Church taking his congregation at Kankakee with him. Lectured in England and in Australia (1878-1882). Published a number of books and tracts on temperance and anti-Romanism, some of which became very popular and were translated into several languages." (From "The Wycliffe Biographical Dictionary of the Church," page 90, Elgin S. Moyer, 1982, ©Moody Press, Chicago, IL)

March 18, 2011

National Radiation Map

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Click here for an Update to our Message. It will answer a lot of your questions.

Welcome to RadiationNetwork.com, home of the National Radiation Map, depicting environmental radiation levels across the USA, updated in real time every minute. This is the first web site where the average citizen (or anyone in the world) can see what radiation levels are anywhere in the USA at any time (see Disclaimer below).

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A growing number of Radiation Monitoring Stations across the country, using various models of Digital GeigerCounters, upload their Radiation Count data in real time to their computer using a Data Cable, and then over the Internet to this web site, all of this accomplished through GeigerGraph for Networks software.

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They Are Changing the NIV... AGAIN

The New International Version of the Bible gets changed ALL THE TIME!

Here is ONE of many examples where the New International Version Bible DELETES and CHANGES Scripture

KING JAMES VERSION
1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one

NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION
1 John 5:7 For there are three that testify:
5:8 the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement

Below is a recent article telling of the latest changes:


New Bible draws critics of gender-neutral language

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110318/ap_on_re/us_rel_gender_neutral_bible

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In the old translation of the world's most popular Bible, John the Evangelist declares: "If anyone says, 'I love God,' yet hates his brother, he is a liar." Make that "brother or sister" in a new translation that includes more gender-neutral language and is drawing criticism from some conservatives who argue the changes can alter the theological message.

The 2011 translation of the New International Version Bible, or NIV, does not change pronouns referring to God, who remains "He" and "the Father." But it does aim to avoid using "he" or "him" as the default reference to an unspecified person.

The NIV Bible is used by many of the largest Protestant faiths. The translation comes from an independent group of biblical scholars that has been meeting yearly since 1965 to discuss advances in biblical scholarship and changes in English usage.

Before the new translation even hit stores, it drew opposition from the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, an organization that believes women should submit to their husbands in the home and only men can hold some leadership roles in the church.

The council decided it would not endorse the new version because the changes alter "the theological direction and meaning of the text," according to a statement. Similar concerns led the Southern Baptist Convention to reject the NIV's previous translation in 2005.

At issue is how to translate pronouns that apply to both genders in the ancient Greek and Hebrew texts but have traditionally been translated using masculine forms in English.

An example from the translator's notes for Mark 4:25 to show how the NIV's translation of these words has evolved over the past quarter-century.

The widely distributed 1984 version of the NIV quotes Jesus: "Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him."

The more recent incarnation of the NIV from 2005, called Today's New International Version, changed that to: "Those who have will be given more; as for those who do not have, even what they have will be taken from them."

The CBMW had complained in 2005 that making the subject of a verse plural to convey that it could refer equally to a man or a woman "potentially obscured an important aspect of biblical thought — that of the personal relationship between an individual and God."

The NIV 2011 seems to have taken that criticism into account and come up with a compromise: "Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them."

While the translators' former grammar teachers may not like it, the translators offer a strong justification for their choice of "they" (instead of the clunky "he or she") and "them" (instead of "him or her") to refer back to the singular "whoever."

They commissioned an extensive study of the way modern English writers and speakers convey gender inclusiveness. According to the translators' notes on the Committee on Bible Translation's website, "The gender-neutral pronoun 'they' ('them'/'their') is by far the most common way that English-language speakers and writers today refer back to singular antecedents such as 'whoever,' 'anyone,' 'somebody,' 'a person,' 'no one,' and the like."

Randy Stinson, president of the CBMW and dean of the School of Church Ministries at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said the changes are especially important to evangelicals.

"Evangelicals believe in the verbal plenary inspiration of scripture. We believe every word is inspired by God, not just the broad thought," he said.

So if the original text reads "brothers" — even if that word in the original language is known to mean "brothers and sisters" (such as the Hebrew "achim" or Spanish word "hermanos") — many evangelicals believe the English translation should read "brothers."

Stinson said a notes section would be the best place to point out that the original word could be read to include men and women.

It's not yet known if the Southern Baptist Convention will reject the new translation the way it did the 2005 version. The nation's largest Protestant denomination still sells the 1984 translation in its stores. If it chooses to condemn the new version, that would happen at its national convention in June.

The publisher says the NIV 2011 will replace both the 1984 and 2005 versions.

Even while panning the new translation, the CBMW thanked the Committee on Bible Translation for being open about the process they used to develop it. That included taking comments from all sides of the gender debate.

And the new version doesn't always use gender neutral language. It takes reader sensibility into account by not using inclusive terms for some of the most familiar verses where that might sound jarring. For instance, Matthew 4:4 is rendered, "'Man shall not live on bread alone."

That's a change from the TNIV, where the same phase read, "People do not live on bread alone."

"I think that clause has entered into standard English," translator Douglas Moo explained of the move back to the more traditional "man." "People know it who don't know the Bible."

Moo said the translators hope that the phrasing of the new NIV is so natural that the average reader won't be aware of any of the gender language concerns that are debated by biblical scholars and linguists.

The group's website says its goal is "to articulate God's unchanging Word in the way the original authors might have said it if they had been speaking in English to the global English-speaking audience today."

While the change to the generic "man" in verses like Matthew 4:4 is applauded by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, linguist Joel M. Hoffman, author of "And God Said — How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning," said it is simply incorrect.

"'Anthropos' (the Greek word in the original text) means 'person,' plain and simple," he said. "It's as much a mistake as translating 'parent' as 'father.'"

He doesn't buy the argument that "man" is understood in English to refer to men and women.

"If you walk into a church on Sunday morning and say, 'Will every man stand up?' I would be shocked if the women stood up, too."

Online:
Biblica NIV official site: http://www.biblica.com/niv/
Committee on Bible Translation: http://www.niv-cbt.org/
Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: http://www.cbmw.org/

March 17, 2011

The Corexit Cover-Up

March 10, 2011

Feb & March 2011 Fixed Earth Bulletins

February 2011 Bulletin 
Jesus: Creator of Our Stationary Earth
 
Bible Christians know (or should know) that Jesus created everything that is recorded in Genesis I.  Father God showed Jesus how to create; no question about that: (John 5:19,20, 30; 14:24,28; I Cor.8:6;). And, as these Scriptures plainly teach, Jesus did indeed do the creating: Colossians 1:16; Ephesians 3:9; John 1:3 & 10; Hebrews 1:2 & 10.
 
So--for those Christians who still believe the whole Bible (and for those who believe some of it, and for those who don't believe in any of it)--it is a fact that--in addition to being Savior and Lord--the Bible teaches that Jesus carried out the Father's Creation Plan just as recorded. Thus, whether you love Jesus as Lord, or just admire Him as a nice man and good teacher(as even Islam and other religions--except one
[1] do), you now know that it is a Biblical fact that the Creator on the first page of the Bible is Jesus.
 
But does this Biblical Fact prove that Jesus created a non-moving Earth?! If you say you believe the whole Bible it does. Why?  Because over three score Scriptures plainly teach that it is the sun that moves and not the earth.[2]. Could Jesus have violated all those plain Scriptures and their observed fulfillment and still be trusted to be Who He says He Is?? You know He couldn't do that lest He destroy the Bible's credibility and His own credibility along with it! Without 100% Bible Truthfulness, no teaching about Jesus or anything else is certain.[3]  Satan knows this and that is why he launched the Copernican Revolution, the keystone of all False Science.[4]

And, as it turns out, this massively deceptive Copernican Revolution is ALSO the keystone of all False Religions and all False Doctrines within Christian Churches!
 
No Christian Church stands up for the repeated Bible teachings that the Earth is the stationary center of the universe. Not one--including "Bible-only Creationists"! [5] Another "holy book" (the Zohar/Kabbala of the Pharisee Religion) says the earth is a tiny speck of fortuitous flotsam lost amongst billions of galaxies.  That Religion--masquerading as "secular science "-- has erected today's factless computer-generated Virtual Reality Universe on the back of an imagined rotating orbiting earth.[6]  (Like Christianity, Islam ignores the Koran's non-moving earth passages.) [7]
 
The Pharisee's Bible-bashing alternate Big Bang Creation Model of 15 billion years of evolution is nothing more nor less than a demonstrably fraudulent  computer programmed Virtual Reality Universe.[8]  And Satan is its admitted architect![9]

So, whether the Earth moves or doesn't, is what determines the Truth between Bible-based Christianity's six-day creation account including a stationary earth, and Kabbala-based Pharisaic Judaism's 15 billion years of evolution which cannot exist without a rotating earth.


 Jesus--the Creator--created a non-moving Earth. The time when Christians can ignore that Biblical Fact is rapidly running out….

Nietzsche said: "God is dead, we have killed Him with our science". I believed that. I was fooled.  Have you been fooled?  You can know God's Truth and decide what you want to do with it.  These additional links will help:[10]-[11]-[12]-[13]-[14]-[15]

(The March Bulletin is entitled:
TWELVE ANGRY MEN: The Ultimate Murder Trial". You be the Judge.
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March 2011 Bulletin
Twelve Angry Men

 The setting in the 1957 movie entitled "Twelve Angry Men" was in a jury room from start to finish.   Eleven men had voted "guilty" on a verdict in a murder case. One man (Henry Fonda) explained that he had "a reasonable doubt" and wanted the Jury to re-examine the evidence and the witnesses' testimonies in the case.  After an hour or so of dramatic commentaries from the socially mixed eleven jurors, they all ultimately came around 180 degrees and found the alleged murderer "not guilty".

 In that plot, one man--representing 1/12th (c.8.33%) of the jury room population--politely but firmly insisted that the evidence was weak, and there was "reason to doubt" their hasty conclusions. Justice prevailed and a man's life was saved.

 To illustrate another application of this lesson in justice, let's expand that jury room population to include all of the many millions of adults in the world who could meet the criteria for being on a Jury.  Let's say that 11/12ths --or 91.67%--of this Global Jury is convinced that the evidence behind the Copernican Revolution of 1543 has been corroborated over the centuries and stands today as unchallengeable fact.

 This Global Jury understands that this is a unique murder trial with Global Significance. Note Copernicus' prayer (under his portrait in Poland): "I do not ask for the grace granted to Paul, neither do I demand the forgiveness of Peter, but I do incessantly pray for the forgiveness which thou on the wood of the cross has granted to the murderer." [1-p.39]

 So, this Global Jury understands that the murder victim in this case is the God of the Bible!  HIS very Life depends on its Truthfulness of His Word which states over 60 times that it is the sun that moves, not the earth. [2]  Starting with the Copernican Revolution (which all history agrees paved the way for the Darwinian Revolution [3]-[4]), the Philosopher Nietzsche in the 1880's announced God's murder and identified His murderer, saying: "God is dead. We have killed him with our science."
  
So, as with the movie, let's say that the same 1/12th --or 8.33%--of that Global Population has--like Henry Fonda--"reasonable doubts" as to whether the evidence really proves the Copernican case or not.  Like Fonda, they understand why the 91.67% believe as they do. Still, they insist that the evidence must be re-examined. WHY?...  Because the murder victim is Jehovah God and--by extension--His Son, Jesus Christ! This is a double murder which affects billions living and dead!
Here is what re-examining the fictitious claims of the Copernican Model will reveal: a) Every feature of the Model is an observation-denying assumption demanded by a previous assumption [5] b) Deny the rotating earth, and the whole model collapses. [6:Series I, Part II] c) Collapse the Model and you remove the keystone without which the ruling Big Bang Evolutionary Paradigm also collapses.[7]-[8] d) The fact free Big Bang Universe is derived entirely from the Pharisee Religion.[9]-[10]-[11] , i.e., the Satan-worshiping [12] would-be murderer of the Biblical God and Jesus Christ.
Jesus summed up the connection between murder and lies this way: "The Devil was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him…." (John 8:44)

Christian Zionists and John Hagee

http://www.fixedearth.com/Hagee%20CUFI.htm



CUFI: Christian Zionists Unite to Dictate U.S. Mid-East Policy

It’s official. “CUFI” (Christians United For Israel) is on the march. Never mind that the CUFI label is misleading; “Christian Zionists United For Israel” (CZUFI) is the accurate label. Led by Christian Zionist TV Evangelist John Hagee, some 3400 mega-church leaders and supporters met in Washington in August '06 to lay out their goals and strategy.

Their overriding goal is to assure that all U.S. Foreign Policy toward the Middle East be geared to “restoring Israel’s Biblical borders”.  The strategy is to divide the U.S. into 12 zones controlled by various mega-church leaders.  These will oversee a network of  supporters who can lay down a blanket of 20-40 million emails, phone calls, media spots, you name it, in a matter of hours to pressure policy makers on Israel related issues.

And what issues might those be?  Well, working from their Scofield Bible Notes, the “end times” scenario of this powerful, Zionist-supported Sect unfolds like this: Israel began getting its “Biblical Borders” (Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, parts of Turkey, Iraq, and Iran) when it was established in 1948. With Palestine now basically occupied, all efforts to complete the conquest of these other territories must be supported by the U.S. All who resist the expansion must be enemies not only of Israel, but of the USA.

The reason Christian Zionists are so eager to press for Israel’s expansion is because the battles they believe will ensue will result in their being “raptured” just before the Biblical "tribulation" ending in Armageddon takes place.  There was much excitement that the “rapture” was imminent when the recent Israeli blitzkrieg on Lebanon broke out.   CUFI leaders--in concert with mostly Jewish neo-cons--quickly ratcheted up the rhetoric that this was the time to knock out Syria and Iran.  “Harper’s Magazine reported traffic on bulletin boards, talking about rapture or end times, greatly increased following the outbreak of violence in the Middle East. One person wrote online, ‘I’ve been having rapture dreams and I can’t believe that this is really it!  We are on the edge of eternity’!!!!!!!!!!  Another person wrote, ‘I too am so excited!! I get goose bumps, literally when I watch what’s going on in the Middle East!!’”  As it turns out, Hezbollah had other ideas.

Two things are important to note in all this: 1) Though well-heeled and dominant in American religious media and mid-East policy, Christian Zionist end time doctrine (mistakenly assumed to include the whole “Religious Right") has strong opposition from other Bible Fundamentalists, not to mention the vast number of liberal Christians. 2) Many--perhaps most--Jews, inside and outside Israel, are opposed to Zionism and do not agree with those like Netanyahu who are working with Dr. Hagee’s CUFI for U.S. support of their expansionist goals. Those Zionist goals have nothing to do with a belief in a “pre-tribulation rapture” followed by a seven year hiatus nor Jesus returning to rule from Jerusalem for a thousand years.

Indeed--as is plain in Zionist writings--the State of Israel itself is the prophesied “Messiah” of Jews who reject any and all Christian beliefs about Jesus and the New Testament of the Bible.  So strong is this rejection that Hagee and CUFI leaders have--in direct contradiction of numerous New Testament teachings--agreed not to try to convert Jews, teaching, rather, that the Jews have their own covenant with God and nothing further is needed.  This collusion is raising the threat of adopting laws that would make it a “hate-crime” to say or write anything critical of the Jews...or even to pray in Jesus’ name in public places. This is the same type of “hate-crime” law that was passed shortly after the Jewish-dominated Communist government came to power in Russia over ninety years ago.
 
A computer search on “CUFI Hagee” will give names of other supporters and details about their plans

Those who are interested in seeing Scriptural evidence which falsifies both the “pre-tribulation rapture” and literal “millennium” doctrines held by Christian Zionist Dispensationalists, should read these five essays beginning with this 4-page link:

Likewise, those who are interested in understanding the long-hidden but now out of the closet real power behind both Jewish and Christian Zionism can start with this first link of seven essays on Kabbalism: http://www.fixedearth.com/kabbala%201.htm

Finally. Looking for a can’t miss solution after getting loaded up on the problems?
Here’s one that you can help that will do the job: Start with the USA first: http://www.fixedearth.com/HB%20179%20PART%20I%20MODEL.htm

Marshall Hall. Pres.
The Fair Education Foundation, Inc.

March 09, 2011

Beware of Joel's Army

I shudder to think I was very much apart of the deceptive teachings of Joel's Army, the New Breed, Manifest Sons of God, New Apostolic Reformation, Kingdom Now, Dominionism and Latter Rain.

March 01, 2011

"Space Science": Mass Hypnosis At Work

"Space Science": Mass Hypnosis At Work 
 
 Use of mass hypnosis is successfully and relentlessly employed so often--in marketing, politics, warfare, religion--for example, that few people are even aware that they have been hypnotized at one level or another.
 
To be successful at hypnotizing masses of people, a message has to connect with something they want, or believe in, or can identify with. Whether it be Patriotism, a Soda, Global Warming, WMDs, Security, Religious Doctrine, TV Commercials, etc, --or "news" about "Space Science"--we are all jerked around at some level by Mass Hypnosis. Endless Repetition is an essential element for success, of course.
 
Sometimes these messages can appeal to our better natures and be good, or at least, not real bad. But, more often than not, it seems, we get sucked into supporting and defending financially, physically, emotionally, intellectually something that we know very little about, and is hurtful and destructive to our whole well being. This kind of hypnosis can conquer the mind and is very hard to root out EVEN when exposed.
 
In that last category we all have before us a phenomenon wherein people's minds worldwide have been conquered by clever and relentless applications of Mass Hypnosis.  What we want to identify here and now is a very specific example of Mass Hypnosis which is demonstrably in virtual control of the foundation of the whole world's knowledge.  Indeed, this extraordinarily Dark Side of Mass Hypnosis is firmly in control of the world's "textbook knowledge" about the origin of all that exists. The ultimate testimony to the power of this specific application of Mass Hypnosis can be seen in the hard truths it violates in every one of its lies.
 
These repressed Truths reveal that this most virulent strain of Mass Hypnosis is embedded in today's fact-free "Space Science" which is: a) Contra-scientific by definition; b) Based entirely on assumptions; c) Violates ALL observational/ empirical evidence; d) Not "secular" science, as claimed, but is derived concept for concept from the Pharisee Religion's "holy book" Zohar/Kabbala. [1]-[2]-[3]-[4]
 
Make no mistake, the very foundation of all of mankind's "knowledge" depends on what is believed to be the Truth about the Origin of all that exists.  No one can go further back than the beginning in a search for the True Origin of all that exists.  Therefore, whatever one believes is the Truth about the Origin of Everything automatically becomes the foundation upon which all other "knowledge" is processed.
 
Given those FACTS, let's start by discovering why it is that every University and Library and News Organization in the world testifies 24/7 that the Truth about this foundational Origins knowledge has been settled by "Space Science":
 
First--even in Search Engine and Encyclopedia Accounts--we see that ALL histories of science affirm that--beginning in 1543 with the Copernican Model of a rotating, orbiting Earth--"The Copernican Revolution" launched "The Scientific Revolution".  Between then and now--with the help of Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Sagan, Schroeder, et al--those Revolutions have established a "Scientific Paradigm"--i.e., a "Scientific MOLD" into which all science must fit. That MOLD is Space Science's Big Bang Paradigm of c.15 billion years of Evolutionism.
 
So we are dealing with these TWO FACTS: 1) Acceptance of Space Science's Model of a rotating, orbiting Earth is viewed as scientific fact at all levels of education around the world. 2) All substantive resistance to the Big Bang Evolutionary Paradigm in the world's Universities, News Outlets, and Religions has also ended.
 
Thus--insofar as "Space Science" and its role in hypnotizing masses of mankind with the ruling Big Bang "Origins Paradigm" is concerned--control of the Origins foundation of all knowledge--through NASA largely--rules the "sciences" today.

Since there is not the first fact in either the purely mathematical Copernican Model  or in the Big Bang Evolutionary Model, their conquest of the Origins Foundation of all of modern man's  knowledge can only be explained as the mass acceptance of pure deception over observationally certified facts which cancel the deceptions.  As noted, this sort of Mass Hypnosis is readily acknowledged in marketing, politics, warfare, etc.  But so universal has been the replacement of demonstrably "True Science"--both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial--with the Idolization of demonstrably fraudulent deceptions of this magnitude can only be attributed to Mass Hypnosis.
 
But what motives could be behind such deception?  What power could lead it to virtual conquest of the foundational truth of the Origin of all that exists?!
 
1st :The entire motive is religiousEvery single component of both the Copernican Model and the Big Bang Model is derived from long-secret teachings from the Pharisee Religion's Kabbala.  All of those teachings predate the Copernican Model by centuries. Using a 42 letter name for g'd, 1st century Kabbalist HaKanna said the universe was 15.3 billion years old. 13th century Kabbalist Nachmanides wrote of a rotating earth, relativity, a "big bang", expanding universe. Kabbalist Isaac Luria codified all this before his death in 1572. Each concept has been put into the books by Kabbalist-friendly "theorists" Einstein, Bohr, Gamow, Penzias, Sagan, etc., (and a couple of Gentiles) to give us today the Pharisee Religion's "Origin Model".[5:2nd half]-[6]-[7] 
 
 Until c.1990 the world had not known that the Copernican Model and the Big Bang Model are both part of the Pharisee Religion's alternate "creation scenario" set forth in its KabbalaFrom Copernicus until the present both of those Models have always been and continue to be presented to the world as "secular"--i.e.,--non-religious theoretical science. This has been and now is pure deception.
 
Once it is understood that this monumental deception--which has culminated in the Big Bang Evolution Idol-- is an alternate Creation Model of the Christ-hating  Pharisee Religion, the motive behind it all becomes crystal clear.  That Religion's masquerade as "secular theoretical science" has enabled it to deceive the world with its 15 billion year evolutionary "Origin" of the universe, the earth, and mankind, while all the time this Religion's control of "Science" has been kept totally secret!
 
That Religion's "Talmud/Kabbala holy books"--with their author Satan as their admitted power source [8]--have nearly achieved their goal of destroying the Credibility of the Christian Religion's Holy Book, the Bible and its Messiah. This achievement translates into the destruction of the credibility of Jesus Christ, the same goal that the same Religion had at the Cross over 1900 years ago.[9:2nd half]
 
Satan's formula for bringing about this destruction has been simple and focused. It has been implemented by the Pharisees with the assistance of those who call themselves Jews and are not (Rev. 2:9; 3:9). All that was needed was to replace the no evolution at all Biblical Creation Account of the Universe, Earth, and Mankind  with the Kabbalist Big Bang "creation account" of 15 billion years of evolution.
 
However; just as Satan's plan has been simple and focused, so is the Biblical God's Plan for Revealing all that deception! God's Plan says Babylon (Satan's Empire) will  "Fall" in "one hour, one day" (Acts 15:18; Rev. 17:12-18; 18:8,10,17,19) just as written.
 
When that Fall occurs ("one hour" after a Global Government is seated: Rev. 17:12; 13:2b-8; 18:2; etc.) the whole world will know that a Satan-imposed Mass Hypnosis has been behind the Pharisee Religion's successful masquerade as "secular theoretical science".  This Hypnosis has planted the contra-scientific Big Bang Evolution Idol in modern man's history and knowledge and all its social and spiritual manifestations.
 
Subsequently the whole world will know that the Bible's Father God and His only begotten Son have fulfilled their infallible WORD to that point in time. It will also be clear that what remains of this world's history will likewise unfold exactly as written.  All false church doctrines [10], all false religions [11], along with all false science [12] will be Revealed during that same Fall of Babylon time frame (c.2-3 months).
 
With the Hypnosis broken everyone worldwide will know which are God's Truths and which are Satan's Lies. This inescapable knowledge brings on a Biblically promised separation [13] between those who hate the truths they have been forced to learn (Rev. 13:2b-8), and those who love those same truths (Rev. 18:4;17:14( or pretend to love them):13:7;14:7-9;16:15).  Worship Satan and the "Beast" (Rev. 13:2b-8) or worship Jehovah God and Jesus (v.7;14:7;9; 16:15).  Those will be the only choices as this earth enters its final phases, i.e., the 7 trumpet plagues (Rev. 18:4; 8:7) and the "little season" (Rev. 20:3).
 
Christ's "called, chosen, and faithful" (Rev. 17:14-- accompanied by God's Two Witnesses Rev. 11:3)--will force the Biblical Creation Truth into the Christian Churches first (I Pet. 4:17,18; Rev. 14:6,7,8 [14] ).  This is the beginning of the "war"--the Bible's promised "Truth Blitzkrieg"--that Jesus wins which causes Babylon's Fall (Rev. 17:14; 14:6,7,8).
 
The Copernican Lie is the keystone holding up Satan's Babylon.[15]  When that Lie is exposed, Satan's beguiling hypnotic deceptions are Revealed and his entire edifice built on those hypnotic deceptions Falls.  The time frame for Babylon's Fall begins "one hour" (2-3 months) after a Global Government is seated (Rev. 17:12;13:2b-8). 
 
Biblical Truth is the wrecking ball that smashes Satan's edifice of deceptions built on false science. Christian Churches will learn how Satan has used their abandonment of the non- moving earth Scriptures to destroy the credibility of the Bible. Then their "end time" hypnosis rooted in 12th,13th,16th,20th,& 21st century Pharisaic Zionism will crumble too. [16]-[17]-[18]-[19]
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