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Joel Richardson: “Something is Coming — I Don’t Know What — But We Must Be Ready”

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 29, 2015

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Here’s the key question: Is America heading towards a terrible implosion or a great awakening?

The United States is hurtling towards severe trouble, and the events of the past few months — and what may be coming over the next few months — grieves me a great deal.

Something is coming. I don’t know what. But we all must be ready in every possible way.

— Consider where we are in the summer of 2015:

— Violence is exploding in our cities, schools and churches. The horrific mass murder inside the church in Charleston would be bad enough if it wasn’t just one of innumerable mass killings that have become epidemic in America.

— Racism is tearing us apart, and it appears things are getting worse, not better.

— The Supreme Court is poised to rule any day now on the definition and future of marriage — and if the Court rules against Biblical marriage I believe this could cause the Lord’s hand to turn against our country in a severe and profound way according to the moral laws found in Romans chapter one.

— Abortions are occurring at more than one million in year and have put America on the fast track to judgment. Since 1973, Americans have murdered 57 million children through abortions. The blood of 57 million babies is crying out for justice, and they will get it in God’s sovereign timing. Could that be soon?

— If all this wasn’t bad enough, marriages and families are imploding all around us. Poverty is growing. Drug and alcohol use is epidemic. And that’s just here at home.

— Abroad, Iran is closing in on The Bomb.

— ISIS is exploding across the Middle East, and gaining ground in Syria, Iraq and Libya.

— The Kremlin is growing more aggressive.

— Yet our politicians continue to bicker, stall, or golf, even as many abdicate their Constitutional responsibilities.

— And many Americans have little or no hope for the future, have little confidence in government, little confidence in the media or academia, and far too little confidence in the Church. Indeed, many see little or no reason to go to church, and are drifting from whatever faith they might have once had in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Not all is lost. There are many Americans who love Christ dearly and love His Word and are seeking every day to walk with the Lord and love their neighbors and care for the poor and make the good news of God’s redeeming love known to their lost and drifting nation.

But warnings signs are flashing everywhere. Alarm bells are ringing everywhere. Far too many self-professed Christians are groggy or asleep, and we need a wake up call.

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Lightning Strikes Washington Monument Before Supreme Court Ruling

God’s Warning to Get Out of the East Coast of America -Dr Patricia Green

 

Two Million Homosexuals Flood The Streets To Express Their Hatred Against God. They Then Take A Transgender Man, Dress Him Up As Jesus Christ, Whip Him Until He Bleeds And Then Crucify Him

Two million homosexuals flooded the streets of the Brazilian city of Sao Paolo to express their hatred against God. In The middle of the rally they took a transgender man, whipped him until his back bled and then crucified him. This is nothing but the spirit of Antichrist that so possess these demonic people.

sao-paolo-So many people have a sick and deranged view of morality. What these sodomites are illustrating is a theology — an evil theology — that seeks to reduce humanity from being an image of God to being an idol of the devil. Satan wants to recreate man to his image, and you can see this diabolical conspiracy right in the homosexual movement. This is truly a heresy — homo heresy — and it leads to nothing but tyranny and violence. 

With this I am reminded of a conversation between G.K. Chesterton and a diabolist. The diabolist asked Chesterton why he became orthodox (since he converted to Catholicism). “I am becoming orthodox,” said Chesterton, “because I have come, rightly or wrongly, after stretching my brain till it bursts, to the old belief that heresy is worse even than sin. An error is more menacing than a crime, for an error begets crime.”

The diabolist erupted into making all sorts of sophisms about morality. The two men were standing before a fire, and the diabolist made use of the sparks that came forth from the flames, saying, “That flame flowered out of virtues, and it will fade with virtues.” “Do you see that fire?” asked Chesterton, “If we had a real fighting democracy, some one would burn you in it; like the devil-worshipper that you are.” (Chesterton, The Diabolist, Tremendous Trifles, 1990)

And thats exactly what should happen to all of these sodomites and their followers: they should be burned at the stake, just as the heretics and reprobates were back in the Middle Ages. As Augustine wrote:

By the same token, vices contrary to nature are everywhere and always to be detested and punished. Such were the sins of the Sodomites.

“Vices contrary to nature,” yet they are getting less detested and instead of being punished they are being rewarded. This is the situation we are under.

The Supreme Court’s recent decision to enforce homosexuality on all of the American states, is really paving the way to tyranny and homo despotism against Christians. It further empowers the homosexual agenda and provides the sodomites the confidence that fuels their diabolical flames.

So what is the homosexual agenda about? It is about conquest, and the persecution of Christians. Just by perusing today’s news, it is easily found that this reality continues to expose itself as the sodomites proceed to advance their despotic ideology. Look at this recent video of a Brazilian homosexual and heretical pastor, calling for physical violence against any orthodox Christian who rejects sodomite marriage:

We complain of the sodomite movement, but we must realize that we are heading toward a revival of an ancient utopia much more depraved than now, because in antiquity homosexuality was the norm, not only that, it was a part of religion and government.

In ancient Rome homosexuality was most common, it was not solely a preferable activity, but interconnected with the religion, the state, and the culture. Homosexuality was as ordinary as marriage, and more preferable, and the pagan Caesars themselves were open sodomites. Jupiter, or the tutelar god of the empire, was a homosexual deity who satisfied his lusts with the Trojan Ganymede, and another young man named Fabius. (1)

Because of the sodomite behaviour of the gods, their worshippers would see no wrong in plunging deeper in their depravity and being homosexual themselves. Their mindset was, if the gods do it, then I could, and should, too.

It is no wonder, then, as to why when St. Paul gives his descriptive history of homosexuality, he recounts that they “changed the truth of God into a lie,” (Romans 1:25) before “God gave them up unto vile affections” and they turned to homosexuality (Romans 1:26-27).

The worship of this homosexual god was enforced by the state, and when Christianity came, it was the sodomite establishment that killed Christians for rejecting this reprobate god. A statue of Jupiter Philius was erected in Antioch by the famous wizard Theotecnus who, like Haman, told the emperor Maximinus that Jupiter demanded of him “to expel the Christians as his enemies, beyond the limits of the city and the adjacent territory.” (2)

This order began to be issued in all the cities of the empire, and even the subjects were told to purge the land of the Christians. The priests of the pagan gods were commissioned to orchestrate the persecution, and they did not hesitate to comply, for they wished to establish a universal utopia like Babel, in which all worship the gods as one.

When Antiochus invaded Judea he had erected an altar to Jupiter, and those who refused to burn incense to it were brutally executed. This homosexual tyranny is further made clear by the fact that before the conquest, the traitorous Jews, in wanting to integrate Israel with paganism, built a gymnasium, “according to the laws of the nations” (I Maccabees, 1:15). The gymnasium was inherently homosexual, with the exercisers being completely naked. 

The gymnasium was a place where the pagans would exalt the male body to not only partake in homosexual attraction, but to as well honor the pagan gods, by whom homosexuality was justified. In Sparta, the gymnasium was institutionalized in the role of forcing recruited young Greek boys, by the age of twelve, into becoming homosexual warriors. The historian Plutarch writes:

By this age the boys came to be courted by lovers from among the respectable young men. The older men, too, showed even more interest, visiting the gymnasia frequently and being present when the boys fought and joked with one another

why-did-the-Romans-persecute-christians-300x295The sodomites agenda wants to see this same cruel tyranny established today, in order to build a homoerotic utopia where boys are recruited for a homosexual army, and the male body is exalted as the primal and pure physique of a warrior. Lets not forget what the Gay Manifesto says:

We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, of your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons shall become our minions and do our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us. … We shall raise vast private armies, as Mishima did, to defeat you. We shall conquer the world because warriors inspired by and banded together by homosexual love and honor are invincible as were the ancient Greek soldiers.”

The sodomites today want us to revert to the homosexuality of antiquity, and to force us to accept their ideology. This forced acceptance will only lead to forced participation in homosexual activities. This is why the Gay Manifesto states:

If you dare to cry faggot, fairy, queer, at us, we will stab you in your cowardly hearts and defile your dead, puny bodies. …The family unit-spawning ground of lies, betrayals, mediocrity, hypocrisy and violence–will be abolished. The family unit, which only dampens imagination and curbs free will, must be eliminated. Perfect boys will be conceived and grown in the genetic laboratory. They will be bonded together in communal setting, under the control and instruction of homosexual savants. All churches who condemn us will be closed. Our only gods are handsome young men. We adhere to a cult of beauty, moral and esthetic. All that is ugly and vulgar and banal will be annihilated.

The exaltation of the male body was rooted in the pagan hatred for women, which was inherent in the Greco-Roman religion. Hesiod, one of the greatest prophets for the religion of the Roman empire, wrote that Zeus actually created women as a curse to men, a belief completely contrary to the civilized and beautiful Genesis account of Adam and Eve:

Both immortal gods and mortal men were seized with wonder when they saw that precipitous trap [woman], more than mankind can manage. For from her is descended the female sex, a great affliction to mortals as they dwell with their husbands–no fit partners for accursed Poverty, but only for Plenty. …even so as a bane for mortal men has high-thundering Zeus created women, conspirators causing difficulty. 

Homosexuality is rooted not in some fabricated condition, but in hatred toward women, that same hated which the devil harbors for the softer gender, for it was a woman–Mary–who gave birth to the Messiah. As God tells the devil in Genesis:

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Genesis 3:15)

calendar89-300x205When sodomites dress as women, it is their expressing adversity for both real women and the sacrament of marriage which God Himself established. It the obligation for a religious people to make laws preventing this sort of wickedness, to see to it that this Biblical law is upheld:

The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.” (Deuteronomy 22:5)

A man taking on the attire of woman, and severing off his privates, was also a ritual in the ancient world, in honor of the dual-gendered identity of certain gods. A man, to be as Venus, would put on a dress, and a woman, to be as a male god, would adorn herself with armour. The Syrians had placed a statue of Allat (Allah’s female counterpart) in the temple of Heliopolis clothed like a man, and the people of Cyprus depicted her with a beard. The Romans represented her armed like a warrior. When the Assyrians and Carthaginians worshiped this very Arabian goddess, their priests dressed as women and even severed off their private parts, as a symbol of the dual gendered nature of Allat.

When Paul preached that people should no longer worship the meteorite image of Diana, for whom men would mutilate their genitals and dress as women, he was defying this very cult which was a part of the religion of the state.

St. Paul lived in an empire in which homosexuality was massively more prevalent than today, and he was not afraid to write sternly against the sodomites without any vacillation. He wrote directly to the Church in Rome (where the sodomites were very prevalent), describing the sodomites as:

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:29-31)

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I Live in Sodom and You Live in Gomorrah Because America Is Dead

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 28, 2015

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.[Hosea 4:6]

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The United States Supreme Court as well as the international bankers (e.g. Goldman Sachs, Bank of America), are the personification of the evil the Bible speaks about in Sodom and Gomorrah, and these servants of Satan have hijacked our Republic. 

Our Republic is ruled by men and women who serve the ideals and values of Satan. They will surely be destroyed by God’s judgment. In the interim, are you going to continue to let them take you with them?

America Is Plunging Into the Depths of Hell on Earth

The signs are everywhere, the global elite are preparing to initiate a series of false flag attacks, impose martial law under Jade Helm, collapse the economy, commence WW III and force Americans to become totally subservient and dependent upon the government, a government controlled by the will of Satan.

The Ten Commandments Are the Foundation of Our Legal Code

Many of us lament the fact that the Constitution is no longer revered and honored by our governmental leaders. They raise their right hands, pledge a solemn oath (“…So help me God.) to defend the Constitution and then subsequently spend their elected term dismantling the Constitution that they pledged to protect and defend from enemies both foreign and domestic. Why?

Every first year law student is taught that the Ten Commandments are the foundation for our legal system in America. It is not a coincidence that our Congress and our Supreme Court commence each session with a prayer, albeit the prayers offered today are perfunctory only.

The Gay Marriage Ruling

Isn’t it ironic that the Supreme Court says a prayer to the almighty God and the proceeds to play the role of activist in the name of Satan? For the record, I will state that I do not care what sexual perversion people commit with other consenting adults behind closed doors. I leave the judgment to God as I have enough to answer for in my own life. However, when our Supreme Court plays the role of “community activist”, oversteps its bounds and unconstitutionally rules that “gay marriage” is now forcibly legal in all 50 states, I have an issue with my Supreme Court.

Marriage is a power reserved for the states and in no way should the federal government have any jurisdiction, whatsoever! I never thought I would see the day when the Supreme Court would degenerate to low level of President Obama’s community activism, Acorn style. But that day has arrived.

Gay Marriage and the Bible

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In the interest of brevity, I will only provide a few references to God’s view of homosexuality from what the Bible says on the subject.

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Leviticus 18:22

There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a Sodomite of the sons of Israel.” Deuteronomy 23:17

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26-27

Bing a homosexual does not preclude one from being a Christian. It should not preclude one from holding a job, owning a house and even voting. However, let’s not pretend that the behavior is pleasing to God anymore than idolatry, fornication and thievery. Further, this country is, or more accurately, was founded on Christian principles. Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling serves to undermine our collective Christian heritage and the very tenets of our national traditions in the same vein as the legalization of abortion in which the dark forces of this nation have murdered over 60 million babies. And please spare me the it a woman’s choice nonsensical argument. A fetus is not part of a woman’s body, it is a separate and living human being. Please allow me to speak to the globalists in their own Agenda 21 language in which they have elevated all forms of life to a position of equality with humans in violation of the Bible. Attention globalists, we have the distinction of being the only species on the planet that murders it young in the womb.We are the only mammal that now practices homosexuality in the spirit of the “natural order” of things. stick that in your Agenda 21 cap.

Where we were once blessed by God, we are now we are seeing proof that we are presently cursed by our God. Maybe this is why I cannot find America in the Book of Revelations in the final days.

The Dissenting Supreme Court Justice Opinions

Justice Roberts’s dissenting argument centered around the need to preserve states’ rights over what he viewed as following the turn of public opinion. Roberts stated that by ruling in favor of gay marriage, “Five lawyers have closed the debate and enacted their own vision of marriage as a matter of constitutional law.”

Justice Scalia wrote that while he has no personal opinions on whether the law should allow same-sex marriage, he feels very strongly that it is not the place of the Supreme Court to decide. As he wrote “But the Court ends this debate, in an opinion lacking even a thin veneer of law.” Scalia also stated he wanted to write a separate dissent “to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy.”

Justice Thomas scathingly criticized the majority opinion as “at odds not only with the Constitution, but with the principles upon which our nation were built.” Thomas also stated that Justice Kennedy and the Court’s liberal wing are invoking a definition of “liberty” that the Constitution’s framers “would not have recognized, to the detriment of the liberty they sought to protect.” Thomas also stated that this ruling represented a perversion of the Constitution and its traditions.

The Real Reason Why the Constitution Must Be Destroyed

In short, the Constitution must be destroyed because it, in part, represents the values of Jesus Christ. The Satanists are roaming the halls of Congress and through the oval office and are actively and consciously dismantling the Christian religion in the United States.

We have a Muslim occupying the White House. His occupation forces, the DHS, have declared that Christians who believe the Bible is the final word of God, are domestic terrorists as per the MIAC Report. Prayer is banned in our schools. Yet, lifestyle perversions which are offensive in the sight of God, are honored and given special status in our new laws. We live in a world which has been turned upside down.

What would make you turn your back on your children and abandon them and let them suffer the consequences of their bad decision making? Most of you cannot even imagine doing such a thing. Yet, our God is preparing to judge this nation in a way that we have never seen. How displeasing must our actions be in the eyes of God that he is about to visit the same fate of Sodom and Gomorrah upon the people of the United States?

History Is the Great Teacher

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In Genesis 19, the Bible speaks to God’s judgment of the unholy, the perverts and the evil. 

I believe that history is a great teacher and we can all benefit greatly from learning the lessons of history and the Bible is the greatest History book ever written.

The story of Sodom and Gomorrah has special relevance to the time and place that we live in today. The bankers, which have hijacked our government through legalized bribery (i.e. the PACs), consists of people from such organizations as Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo Wachovia and HSBC banks. Goldman Sachs have collectively been convicted for things like child trafficking, running drugs, laundering drug money, stealing investors money, have foreknowledge and moving money as proof of foreknowledge to events like 9/11, the housing bubble, the Gulf Oil Explosion, etc. Nobody ever goes to jail, they just pay a small fine, as part of the cost of doing business, and they continue spreading their poison among humanity.

The aforementioned organizations are run by individuals who are pure evil. They use graft, corruption and murder to obtain their goals. They answer to no authority and their values represent the worst of what the Bible refers to as Satanic.

If Jesus were to walk the sidewalks of Wall Street, he would chase these Satanic money changers from their money temples as he did over 2,000 years ago.

I Live in Sodom and You Live in Gomorrah

Abraham asked if the Lord would spare the two decadent cities if fifty righteous people lived there. The Lord said yes. Boldly, Abraham kept bargaining down, until God agreed not to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah if even ten righteous people lived there. Then the Lord departed. Unable to find even 10 righteous men, the Lord subsequently rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah, destroying the buildings, the people, and all the vegetation in the plain. This is our future if we do not repent and rediscover our true Christian heritage. The wages of sin are death and destruction. Apparently, we have learned very little from the lessons of history.

If the Lord were to visit Washington DC, he would find that there were not 50 righteous men, there were not 40 righteous men, not 30, not 20, not even 10 righteous men and just like Sodom and Gomorrah, we will surely be destroyed. Our government is the source of nearly every war on this planet which kills and maims untold numbers of innocent people including the very old and the very young. Our government is controlled by the minions of the NWO, many of which are empowered to serve Lucifer. Our government and our military no longer serve the people of this country. Prior to the 2008 first round of bailouts, former Goldman Sachs executive and the Secretary of the Treasury stated that if we did not bail out Wall Street, we would see tanks and troops in our streets in one of the most treasonous statements ever uttered by a government official. And before the Libyan invasion, the Congress was told that our military was now under the control of NATO and the UN and that they had no say in whether we go to war, or not. Our country and government have been totally hijacked and it is not just the bankster thugs who have stolen our most precious resources. The minions of the NWO are controlled by Satan. This is not hyperbole, please consider the following quote from an United Nations official:

No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a Luciferian Initiation.” David Spangler, Director of Planetary Initiative, United Nations

Obama is also cut from the same Satanic cloth as are most of our leaders. Obama may be more subtle than Spangler but the final goal for the President is one in the same.

This is who and what we serve in government. Our entire society has been “paganized.” Your children have been taught to worship the earth in the pagan religion known as GAIA and bow before the Agenda 21 alter of sustainability. The entire ecology and climate change cult is controlled by Luciferians such as Spangler.

“My people change because of a lack of knowledge.”

God Is Merciful

I know that some of you are protesting my proclamation that most of America is decidedly sinful and as a result, are very decadent. Some of you are screaming profanities at the computer screen as you read these words and as you proclaim that you are not evil like the banker controlled politicians in government. Yes you are, or you would never tolerate leaders who have done things like murder over a million Iraqi’s who did nothing to us as America continues to add to our list of transgressions.

The evil people who have hijacked our government are the shining reflection of what we all represent in our lives. They are us and we are them. If we were truly righteous, we would never have permitted the people into office that we have, and, yet, we have allowed them to stay there. We serve evil whether we realize it or not!

What most do not comprehend is that if, we the people, were to change we would see a corresponding change in our leaders. This is not a magic prescription, it is the way the universe works. There are physical laws and there are spiritual laws and just because the many may have not been taught the spiritual laws, it does not mean that they do not exist. The spiritual can supplement the physical. The physical can never supplement the spiritual. My son once asked me how he could avoid doing the evil things that he sees from some of our leaders. I told him to read the Bible and that will lead him to ask the right questions. I planted a seed which I hope will bear fruit in my son. Perhaps these words will plant a seed in America which will spread like virus among the people. Many in the Patriot movement claim they want to reclaim their freedom. Yet, they will not honor the source of all free will? That makes no sense.

When one looks at the true nature of their soul, serving the evil that runs this country makes no sense. It may someday cost me my life, but I will never serve evil again, I just pray that God gives me the strength to live up to the courage of my convictions when my “Mark of the Beast” moment of decision comes.

Conclusion

Somebody once asked me how would I know when the NWO crowd was going to make its move and push for a complete tyrannical takeover of the planet. I told them that when they begin to persecute Christians, we know the takeover is on the horizon. Why Christians, they asked? Because our beliefs are antithetical to the doctrine of the bankers running the government. That day is finally upon us as DHS has unmistakably declared war against Christians. No, you will not hear this in your churches today because there is a strong likelihood that your clergy are card carrying members of the Clergy Response Team who are pledged to make their flock fall into line in which they do not preach the word of God, but rather preach the word of government through a false interpretation of Romans 13. And who is government? Reread the preceding paragraphs and you will see that ultimately, many, if not most, of our clergy are now preaching the word of Satan.

Make no mistake about it, the FEMA Camps were not built for the coming hordes of illegal aliens that FEMA claims they were built for. They were built for veterans, constitutionalists, Libertarians, but most of all, they were built for the Christians.

At the end of the day, all we can control is our commitment to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Meanwhile, I live in Sodom, while you live in Gomorrah because America is dead!

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SCOTUS Declares Itself God, Redefines Marriage and Rights

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 27, 2015

My note: Today is Saturday, 27th June 2015. After yesterday’s Day of rage and terror we learn that there are three groups that have currently hijacked all of humanity: White Racists, Muslim and Liberal (Gay) Extremists (Racism, Islam, Sodomism) That those terror acts occurred on the very same day globally is not by accident. Red terror in Tunisia, Kuwait, Syria, Iraq, Somalia (more people murdered there, but no media attention) and France – White terror at Charleston, in Washington DC, at the Supreme Court, in the White House. They all are from the same demonic spirit, have many things in common, do evil deeds, they hate and murder. Evil deeds made pretentiously in the name of God, hence a death committed in hatred, bears the mark of the beast. Truth is knowing that to respect God is to respect and care for all forms of life on this planet. This is the power entrusted by God to the humans, but these entities create their own laws to satisfy their animalistic lusts and needs, they speak as if they were God, go against God when they give indulgences for sin. Isn’t this the worst of all blasphemies?

[Daniel 7:25]

He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to? change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time

EvilLawThe day after declaring Obamacare magically rewritten and that the lawsuits against discrimination in housing require no proof of actual discrimination, the Supreme Court found a unicorn in the 14th Amendment.

By a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court ruled that the right to privacy under that aforementioned 14th Amendment (adopted in 1868, when every state in America criminalized sodomy) requires that every state in America grant marriage licenses to men who want to marry men and women who want to marry women, and that every state recognize such licenses from every other state.

By this point, nobody should be surprised that the Supreme Court sees new rights in its Cheerios. As our Supreme Rulers, the Supreme Court can declare what they want to declare, since rule of law died long ago at the hands of leftist deconstruction of language. But this decision is particularly galling to those who believe words have meaning and that government is not God. The Court rejects both of those claims. Words have no meaning; they are merely tools to be used in implementation of the utopian agenda of the far-left. Government is God, a dignity-conferring institution capable of making moral that which religion teaches is sinful, logic teaches is worthless, and societal experience teaches is societally counterproductive.

Naturally, Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has made it his lifelong work to read same-sex rights into the Constitution (this, after all is the man who once wrote, based wholly on the authority of the voices in his head, that the Constitution mandates “respect” for sodomy), delivered the majority opinion.

Kennedy opens by essentially paraphrasing himself in the pro-abortion case Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1989), in which he established one of his many preferred fantasy rights: “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” This time, he simply says that people have a right to “within a lawful realm, define and express their identity.” Of course, the Court defines that “lawful realm” at its whim; otherwise Charles Manson would simply have been expressing his Constitutional rights. Same-sex marriage falls within that lawful realm, says Kennedy, although he fails to explain how the state not granting people a piece of paper equates to preventing them from expressing their identity. Presumably the states will now be required to give Rachel Dolezal a race-change certificate.

Kennedy then launches into a history of marriage:

From their beginning to their most recent page, the annals of human history reveal the transcendent importance of marriage. The lifelong union of a man and a woman always has promised nobility and dignity to all persons, without regard to their station in life. Marriage is sacred to those who live by their religions and offers unique fulfillment to those who find meaning in the secular realm. Its dynamic allows two people to find a life that could not be found alone, for a marriage becomes greater than just the two persons. Rising from the most basic human needs, marriage is essential to our most profound hopes and aspirations.

Kennedy quotes everyone from Confucius to Cicero on the importance of marriage. Then, begrudgingly, he admits, “It is fair and necessary to say these references were based on the understanding that marriage is a union between two persons of the opposite sex.” He adds, patronizingly, that the view that such a definition is the only definition “has been held – and continues to be held – in good faith by reasonable and sincere people here and throughout the world.”

But those people are wrong, because Justice Kennedy says so. Justice Kennedy and his brethren know that the importance of marriage rests on fundamentally redefining it, just as Barack Obama knows that the importance of America rests on fundamentally changing it. Marriage’s foundational nature is so important that it must be redefined into meaninglessness:

The petitioners acknowledge this history but contend that these cases cannot end there. Were their intent to demean the revered idea and reality of marriage, the petitioners’ claims would be of a different order. But that is neither their purpose nor their submission. To the contrary, it is the enduring importance of marriage that underlies the petitioners’ contentions. This, they say, is their whole point. Far from seeking to devalue marriage, the petitioners seek it for themselves because of their respect—and need—for its privileges and responsibilities. And their immutable nature dictates that same-sex marriage is their only real path to this profound commitment.

In other words, Kennedy and the Court now contend that the intent of those who want to change marriage is a defining feature here, and that since people are born gay, this is their only path to happiness. Presumably, if the intent of a polyandrous group were to extend dignity to themselves, that too would be acceptable, given that polyandry is widely practiced throughout humanity and in the animal kingdom as well. It is worth noting here that Kennedy’s contention that sexual orientation is “immutable nature” now places sexual orientation on the same level as race for purposes of law. We will return to this point shortly.

For thousands of years, everybody got it wrong. For hundreds of years, every American state got it wrong. Today, the vast majority of the planet’s population gets it wrong, and so do hundreds of millions of Americans.

In the idolatry of the left, we do not have the freedom to govern ourselves, nor even to rely the old God for our values and truths. Our betters will lead us. And they will grant any right they see fit, and reject any liberty they see fit, and redefine any term they see fit. Democracy in America did not die with jackboots; it died with the boredom and stupidity of an American people complicit in its demise, celebrating the circuses and the games provided by its new rulers, fat and happy in their submission. Let the parades be held; let the call go forth. By the power vested in them by, well, them, the Supreme Court and the left declare Americans husbands and husbands, wives and wives — and all of them slaves.

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Liberals ‘playing God’ with marriage

Black Pastors Vow Acts of Civil Disobedience if Supreme Court Approves Same-Sex Marriage

Why the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage could lead to civil war

— Irish Referendum: MEPs claim voters have been ‘intimidated’ into supporting Yes campaign, call for EU 

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America’s Third-World Government Dumps Fluoride in Drinking Water While Ethiopia Seeks to Remove Toxin From Water to Protect Public Health

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 24, 2015

It’s a prolific disease that’s ravaging some areas of Africa and causing damage among residents. water-or-fluoride1

No, we’re not talking about malaria or AIDS — fluorosis, a health condition triggered by exposure to fluoride, is damaging people’s teeth and skeletal structures throughout Ethiopia, so much so that health authorities there are working feverishly to get it out of the water supplies to protect public health.

Unlike in the U.S., where dentists, industry lobbyists and corrupt government workers still erroneously insist that fluoride is a “nutrient” that prevents cavities, Ethiopia has a much different view of the chemical. Naturally occurring fluoride, it turns out, has been seeping into water supplies, causing an epidemic of oral and skeletal health problems.

Tens of millions of Ethiopians, according to reports, are right now suffering the ill effects of fluoride exposure, which in addition to destroying teeth also deforms bones and increases the risk of osteoporosis. Locals are developing severe mottling in their teeth, their bones are becoming weak, and their teeth are literally turning brown as a result of fluoride exposure.

“Fluoride-tainted teeth begin to show after one cuts his or her milk teeth and when the permanent teeth grow,” stated Fitsum Agza, a resident of Adama City, located about 62 miles east of the capital city of Addis Ababa, to Worldbulletin News. Agza is one of many whose teeth have been destroyed by exposure to fluoride.

“People think we smoke, looking at our tarnished teeth.”

High levels of fluoride in Ethiopian water considered “optimal” by U.S. government

In case you were wondering, Ethiopia doesn’t intentionally contaminate its water with fluoride chemicals. They come naturally from magma and other volcanic matter beneath the earth’s crust, rising to the surface via hot springs and other surface water that’s eventually drunk by local people groups.

And the amounts of fluoride found in the water aren’t any higher than the maximum “safe” limit established by the U.S. government for American water supplies. Reports indicate that fluoride levels in Ethiopian water range from about 1.5 to 4 milligrams per liter (or parts per million), which falls within the range considered “safe” by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s important to note, now recommends an “optimal” fluoride level of 0.7 ppm, after recently revising the maximum amount of 1.2 ppm.

“Fluoride… causes bone deformities and fractures,” stated Dr. Aweke Kebede, a nutrition researcher at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, to Worldbulletin News. “Sometimes, excessive intake of fluoride-mix water causes nerve problems, though not directly.

Naturally occurring fluoride isn’t the same as the fluoride added to U.S. water supplies

Sadly, the type of fluoride Dr. Kebede is talking about here isn’t even as harmful as the kind intentionally added to U.S. water supplies. Naturally occurring calcium fluoride, which is what Ethiopia is currently dealing with, is an actual mineral; sodium fluoride, hexafluorosilicic acid and various other synthetic fluoride chemicals, on the other hand, are flat-out industrial waste.

Naturally occurring fluoride, it turns out, isn’t very water-soluble, meaning it lacks some of the ionic configurations necessary for toxic uptake by humans and animals. The synthetic kind, which American taxpayers actually pay to have laced into their tap water, is highly soluble, hence its dual use as an insecticide and rodenticide.

“The main source of fluoride are [sic] the basaltic rocks in the Rift Valley [of Ethiopia], which have both elevated fluoride content and low soluble calcium concentrations,” explains a Water Resource Quality report on the fluoride epidemic in Ethiopia, the purpose of which was to find a solution to effectively remove this contaminant.

Meanwhile, Americans are being forced to guzzle down, shower in and breathe the fumes from fluoride-laced water which corrupt health authorities claim is “good for teeth.” The contrast between how Ethiopia, a supposedly “Third World” nation, sees fluoride — as a clear and present toxin! — and how the U.S. sees fluoride — as a nutrient that corrupt politicians continue to force on the public — is absolutely striking.

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WikiLeaks: Buying Silence: How The Saudi Foreign Ministry Controls Arab Media

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 22, 2015

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On Monday, Saudi Arabia celebrated the beheading of its 100th prisoner this year. The story was nowhere to be seen on Arab media despite the story’s circulation on wire services. Even international media was relatively mute about this milestone compared to what it might have been if it had concerned a different country. How does a story like this go unnoticed? 

Today’s release of the WikiLeaks “Saudi Cables” from the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs show how it’s done.

The oil-rich Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its ruling family take a systematic approach to maintaining the country’s positive image on the international stage. Most world governments engage in PR campaigns to fend off criticism and build relations in influential places. Saudi Arabia controls its image by monitoring media and buying loyalties from Australia to Canada and everywhere in between.

Documents reveal the extensive efforts to monitor and co-opt Arab media, making sure to correct any deviations in regional coverage of Saudi Arabia and Saudi-related matters. Saudi Arabia’s strategy for co-opting Arab media takes two forms, corresponding to the “carrot and stick” approach, referred to in the documents as “neutralisation” and “containment”. The approach is customised depending on the market and the media in question.

“Contain” and “Neutralise”

The initial reaction to any negative coverage in the regional media is to “neutralise” it. The term is used frequently in the cables and it pertains to individual journalists and media institutions whose silence and co-operation has been bought. “Neutralised” journalists and media institutions are not expected to praise and defend the Kingdom, only to refrain from publishing news that reflects negatively on the Kingdom, or any criticism of its policies. The “containment” approach is used when a more active propaganda effort is required. Journalists and media institutions relied upon for “containment” are expected not only to sing the Kingdom’s praises, but to lead attacks on any party that dares to air criticisms of the powerful Gulf state.

One of the ways “neutralisation” and “containment” are ensured is by purchasing hundreds or thousands of subscriptions in targeted publications. These publications are then expected to return the favour by becoming an “asset” in the Kingdom’s propaganda strategy. A document listing the subscriptions that needed renewal by 1 January 2010 details a series of contributory sums meant for two dozen publications in Damascus, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Kuwait, Amman and Nouakchott. The sums range from $500 to 9,750 Kuwaiti Dinars ($33,000). The Kingdom effectively buys reverse “shares” in the media outlets, where the cash “dividends” flow the opposite way, from the shareholder to the media outlet. In return Saudi Arabia gets political “dividends” – an obliging press.

An example of these co-optive practices in action can be seen in an exchange between the Saudi Foreign Ministry and its Embassy in Cairo. On 24 November 2011 Egypt’s Arabic-language broadcast station ONTV hosted the Saudi opposition figure Saad al-Faqih, which prompted the Foreign Ministry to task the embassy with inquiring into the channel. The Ministry asked the embassy to find out how “to co-opt it or else we must consider it standing in the line opposed to the Kingdom’s policies”.

The document reports that the billionaire owner of the station, Naguib Sawiris, did not want to be “opposed to the Kingdom’s policies” and that he scolded the channel director, asking him “never to host al-Faqih again”. He also asked the Ambassador if he’d like to be “a guest on the show”.

The Saudi Cables are rife with similar examples, some detailing the figures and the methods of payment. These range from small but vital sums of around $2000/year to developing country media outlets – a figure the Guinean News Agency “urgently needs” as “it would solve many problems that the agency is facing” – to millions of dollars, as in the case of Lebanese right-wing television station MTV.

Confrontation

The “neutralisation” and “containment” approaches are not the only techniques the Saudi Ministry is willing to employ. In cases where “containment” fails to produce the desired effect, the Kingdom moves on to confrontation. In one example, the Foreign Minister was following a Royal Decree dated 20 January 2010 to remove Iran’s new Arabic-language news network, Al-Alam, from the main Riyadh-based regional communications satellite operator, Arabsat. After the plan failed, Saud Al Faisal sought to “weaken its broadcast signal”.

The documents show concerns within the Saudi administration over the social upheavals of 2011, which became known in the international media as the “Arab Spring”. The cables note with concern that after the fall of Mubarak, coverage of the upheavals in Egyptian media was “being driven by public opinion instead of driving public opinion”. The Ministry resolved “to give financial support to influential media institutions in Tunisia”, the birthplace of the “Arab Spring”.

The cables reveal that the government employs a different approach for its own domestic media. There, a wave of the Royal hand is all that is required to adjust the output of state-controlled media. A complaint from former Lebanese Prime Minister and Saudi citizen Saad Hariri concerning articles critical of him in the Saudi-owned Al-Hayat and Asharq Al-Awsat newspapers prompted a directive to “stop these type of articles” from the Foreign Ministry.

This is a general overview of the Saudi Foreign Ministry’s strategy in dealing with the media. WikiLeaks’ Saudi Cables contain numerous other examples that form an indictment of both the Kingdom and the state of the media globally.

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WikiLeaks Begins Releasing Leaked Saudi Arabia Cables

Was the following BBC program influenced by the Saudis? Pay attention to the results of the vote on the motion after the debate:

Should the West get out of bed with the House of Saud?

Another curiosity…

Why did “YouTube” decide to remove the following video I uploaded ( Saudi Arabian Family Hang an Ethiopian Woman From Hook) about the Saudi atrocities against Ethiopians? My upload was done on November 26, 2013, but YouTube decided to remove it two years later, after 7.000 views. The real reason? Mind you, extremely violent videos (including barbaric beheading) are all over the YouTube platform.

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10 Horrifying Technologies That Threaten Humanity’s Existence

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 21, 2015

 

Technology is the archetypal golden calf of the modern age. Everything that naturally exists in a purely analog and resonant state is being artificially mechanized, computerized, digitized and hybridized (think half-human, half-robot on this one). And with this gradual suffocation of the living, breathing fabric of our world comes the ominous threat of eventual human extinction, as the very essence of humanity is systematically uprooted in favor of a wholly synthetic and programmed existence.

Much of what is considered technological advancement these days is inherently evil and has the potential to be used as a collective weapon of mass destruction against life itself. Synthetic biology, for instance, which involves re-engineering genes to manufacture fake organisms, is one such example that threatens to set off an unpredictable chain reaction of devastation and death within the larger ecosystem of life itself.

The idea that technology is neutral or amoral is a myth that needs to be dispelled,” said Patrick Lin, director of the Ethics + Emerging Science Group at California Polytechnic University, as quoted by io9. “The designer can imbue ethics into the creation, even if the artifact has no moral agency itself. This feature may be too subtle to notice in most cases, but some technologies are born from evil and don’t have redeeming uses….”

Here are 10 other examples of horrifying technologies that, if fully implemented, could spell the death of humanity (H/T io9):

1. Weaponized nanotechnology. Nanotechnology has been billed as the solution to other supposedly imperfect technologies that rely on “flawed” natural materials. By giving scientists the ability to manufacture structures from the ground up, to precise molecular specifications, nanotechnology is often hailed as revolutionary in its potential to transform the way that we harvest energy, transfer and store information, and eat.

But nanotechnology is easily weaponized and has the potential to take on a life of its own. According to io9, the threat of nanotechnology is two-fold: It has the potential to deconstruct into both unchecked self-replication and exponential growth. If this should occur unexpectedly, or be intentionally brought about, governments and other ominous forces could unleash it into the world and trigger a self-replicating army of planet-killing “biomass killers,” which would leave in their wake an endless stream of useless “grey goo” byproducts.

2. Conscious machines. The idea of artificial consciousness, or machines that bear real human consciousness traits, is still something of a sci-fi pipe dream. But some scientists are actively developing ways to make it a reality, including efforts to engineer human brains inside machines, which would bear seemingly functional, human-like traits.

Since we plan to use artificial intelligence in place of human intellectual labor, I think it would be immoral to purposely program it to be conscious,” stated futurist Louie Helm, as quoted by io9. “Trapping a conscious being inside a machine and forcing it to do work for you is isomorphic to slavery.”

3. Artificial superintelligence. Building upon this idea is the horrifying concept of artificial “superintelligence.” Machines intentionally designed with intellects superior to those of humans could easily outsmart humans and literally take over the world. Even if so-called firewalls were built into the technology, it is entirely possible that super-smart AIs could still try to enslave humanity, from which there would likely be no escape.

4. Time travel. There’s very little evidence that time travel is even remotely possible at this point. But if quantum science was somehow able to develop a way to transcend the physical confines of time and space, the result would likely be catastrophic, both existentially and paradoxically. Even from a cultural perspective, if traveling back and forth between the ages were possible, it would more than likely trigger irrevocable turmoil between disparate civilizations.

5. Mind-reading devices. This one is already a reality, with scientists in the Netherlands having come up with a way to scan people’s brains in order to determine what letter they’re looking at on a screen. The fast food chain Pizza Hut recently developed a similar technology that scans customers’ retinas to determine what toppings they want on their pizzas.

Such devices, if used en masse by some kind of totalitarian regime or police state, would make life intolerable,” explains io9. “It would introduce an Orwellian world in which our ‘thought crimes’ could actually be enforced.”

6. Brain-hacking devices. If the powers-that-be get their way, the whole of surviving humanity will eventually be micro-chipped, allowing for the likely uploading of people’s thoughts and thought processes into a singular database. An international team of neuroscientists has already developed a way for people to communicate directly from brain to brain over the internet, opening up the possibility of this information being hacked.

7. Autonomous robots. If machines ever gain a similar level of intelligence as humans, they could easily be programmed to kill humans. The U.S. military is already developing this type of technology in the form of pilot-less killing drones, for instance, as well as robot tanks and other advanced forms of weaponry that don’t require actual human operators.

8. Weaponized pathogens. It is speculated that diseases like Ebola, H1N1 “swine” flu, “seasonal” flu and various other virulent pathogens may have already been weaponized. If further tweaked, these viruses could be intentionally unleashed on humanity, potentially killing off half or more of the world’s population.

9. Virtual prisons. If radical lifespan-enhancement technology successfully leads to humans living to 100, 200 or even longer, it is possible that the criminal justice system will have to be altered in response. Convicted criminals could one day have to serve much longer prison sentences, for instance, which if combined with so-called mind-uploading technology could lead to “virtual” prisons in which prisoners are subjected to artificial confinement within their own heads.

10. Genetically modified organisms. GMOs have already been linked to sterility, organ damage, allergies and other chronic illnesses in humans. And as they continue to be planted and harvested in open-air fields, their traits are progressively spreading and infecting other plants and crops, which will eventually trigger widespread crop failures and famine, not to mention an endless stream of new “superbugs” and “superweeds.”

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Did Michelle Obama Not See The Irony in Delivering a Speech on Female Emancipation to a School Full of Girls in Headscarves?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 19, 2015

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“This stunt was just another self-serving gimmick, right up there with Michelle’s flippant, doomed-to-failure hashtag internet campaign to free the 200 girls kidnapped in Nigeria by the Islamist barbarians, Boko Haram

and her husband talks about “Gun Control” while “his black brothers” are gunned down everywhere, every other day, because of their skin color. What a disgraceful place this world has become!

— Michelle Obama paid visit to the Mulberry School for Girls, Tower Hamlets

— More than 90% of pupils are Muslim from mainly Bangladeshi background

— And majority have no option but to wear headscarves and long robes

— But still it was chosen as the site for the First Lady’s speech on equality 

Of all the schools in all the towns in all the world, why did Michelle Obama visit a girls’ school in the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets this week?

She says it was her own choice to make a speech on education at the Mulberry School for Girls. But was it?

I doubt the First Lady had ever heard of the school before this trip, and probably couldn’t point to Tower Hamlets on a map. My guess is that the venue was chosen deliberately by the Department for Education to showcase our new, rigorously enforced State religion: ‘Celebrating Diversity’.

Actually, if that was what they intended, they couldn’t have chosen a worse example. The Mulberry School is probably one of the least diverse schools in Britain. And that includes Eton.

More than 90 per cent of the pupils are Muslim, from a predominantly Bangladeshi background. That make-up pretty much reflects the demography of the surrounding area.

Tower Hamlets, in East London, isn’t so much multicultural, it’s virtually a monoculture. The local council, under its recently deposed Muslim mayor, Lutfur Rahman, has been a by-word for Third World-style corruption and vote-rigging.

There are more burkas on the streets of Limehouse than there are in Lahore. So it wasn’t surprising to see the vast majority of the girls photographed with Mrs Obama wearing the now familiar headscarfs and long robes insisted upon by the more devout adherents of Islam.

Did the First Lady not appreciate the contradictions inherent in delivering a speech on female emancipation and education in front of an audience which could have been transported direct from Saudi Arabia?

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The pupils have no option other than to wear the restrictive clothes imposed upon them by their parents and their religious leaders.

It was bizarre, to say the least, to watch the wife of the President of the United States preaching equality to a single-sex audience dressed from head to toe in what most of us would consider to be a symbol of separatism, female oppression and a rejection of Western democratic values.

While we’re at it, what was she doing there in the first place? Surely her remarks would have been more appropriate in Riyadh or some other outpost of fundamentalist Islam. And it’s not as if America has an exemplary record of educational equality, especially in the inner cities.

Perhaps Mrs Obama should have taken her message not to the Mulberry School but to the male elders at the nearest mosque. That’s if they’d let her in.

If ‘celebrating diversity’ was the point of this visit, the DfE could have found dozens of other, more suitable schools. There are 270 different nationalities living in London and most playgrounds look like a United Colors of Benetton advert. So why choose one where the pupils are all wearing identical, ultra-religious uniforms?

One of the most disturbing reports I’ve read recently came from a Government quango which said that decades of successful integration in Britain has now gone into reverse.

Perhaps Mrs Obama should have taken her message not to the Mulberry School but to the male elders at the nearest mosque. That’s if they’d let her in.

If ‘celebrating diversity’ was the point of this visit, the DfE could have found dozens of other, more suitable schools. There are 270 different nationalities living in London and most playgrounds look like a United Colors of Benetton advert. So why choose one where the pupils are all wearing identical, ultra-religious uniforms?

One of the most disturbing reports I’ve read recently came from a Government quango which said that decades of successful integration in Britain has now gone into reverse.

Enthusiasm for faith schools was one reason singled out. But the creeping Islamification of some areas, complete with de facto Sharia law, certainly hasn’t helped, either.

This is leading to segregation and separate development, and helps create the conditions under which isolated young Muslim men and women are susceptible to extremist interpretations of Islam, and can be attracted to become cannon fodder for terrorist groups.

I believe there is always an agenda and it normally is not an agenda that everyday Americans support. It’s a rogue office doing its own things while most Americans watch ashamed and shaking their heads.

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Mo Farah Missed Two Drug Tests Before London Olympics, Putting 2012 Double Gold at Risk

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 18, 2015

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As part of his appeal, Farah’s agent Ricky Simms submitted video evidence filmed in Farah’s house in which he tried to show that it was difficult to hear the doorbell from his client’s bedroom. UK Anti-Doping lawyers dismissed it as evidence.” LOL!

  • –- Farah’s first missed test appears to have occurred in early 2010, six months before he broke David Moorcroft’s British 5,000m record

  • –- The second test seems to have occurred once Farah had started working with Salazar, taking place at Farah’s home in Teddington

  • –- Farah contested it by appealing to the UK Anti-Doping Agency on the basis that he claimed he did not hear his doorbell

  • –- With the Olympics looming, Salazar warned Farah on May 5 2011: ‘If you miss another test, they will hang you’

  • –- Farah won gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m at London 2012

Mo Farah missed two drugs tests a year before the London 2012 Olympics, Sportsmail can reveal.

At a time when the British distance runner’s controversial American coach Alberto Salazar and training partner Galen Rupp are facing a series of allegations, Farah’s own problems with the doping authorities reached a peak only a few months after he started training under Salazar in February 2011. The two missed tests put his participation at the 2012 Olympics, where he won two gold medals, at risk.

UK anti-doping rules state an athlete who misses three tests in any 12-month period (down from 18 months since 2013) can face up to a four-year ban. Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu was suspended for 12 months in 2006 after missing three tests and falling foul of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s ‘whereabouts’ system, which forces athletes to pick an exact location for one hour every day in case they are needed for testing.

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–-History Shall Repeat Itself

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Qatar: Bad Time For Evil Babylon

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 17, 2015

ILO finds Qatar guilty

qatar-airways-emirates-airlineGeneva-based United Nations agency the ILO (International Labor Organization) today found Qatar guilty of allowing its state-owned airline, Qatar Airways, to violate international and national agreements and institutionalize discrimination. The case was successfully brought against Qatar by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) (see http://goo.gl/Ka5inH.)

Qatar Airways (QR) is guilty of systemic workplace sex discrimination, including in its past and current work contracts, which allow it to automatically terminate the employment of women cabin crew who become pregnant, as well as in its prohibition on women being dropped off/picked up at/from company premises by a man other than their father, brother or husband.

The Qatari government has breached its international obligations by turning a blind eye to these offences. By allowing QR to behave in this way Qatar has violated ILO Convention 111 on Discrimination (Employment and Occupation), which Qatar signed in 1976.

The ILO Tripartite Committee also noted that the contractual bar on employees marrying in the first five years of service – after which they could only marry with company permission – has now been removed from the airline’s contracts, and ‘expresses the firm hope that the Government takes the necessary measures without delay to ensure that all cabin crew members are transferred under the new employment contract so as to be able to get married and change their marital status without the company’s permission’.

It also goes on to state that: ‘the Committee considers that particular attention should be given by the Government so as to encourage the company to provide its employees, including foreign employees, with appropriate complaint mechanisms to ensure that they can obtain redress without being exposed to stigmatisation or reprisals, and without the fear of being deported from the country, in cases of harassment or any other discriminatory behaviours based on the grounds set out in the Convention.’

It also noted, ‘the Government’s reply that various dispute settlement mechanisms are in place to handle complaints of migrant workers … the Government did not provide information on how these procedures can be or have been used by cabin crew, in particular women. The Committee observes that access to such procedures and remedies by cabin crew members, who are migrant workers, may be difficult because of the fear of victimization or reprisals, including dismissal and deportation from the country … given the large number of women in cabin crew staff, the appointment of trained women labour inspectors may be a positive measure’.

Aljaz2For two years the ITF has exposed discrimination and repressive practices at QR, including arbitrary dismissal, surveillance and curfews (see http://goo.gl/MzKq0Y) . Meanwhile the ITUC has challenged Qatar over the appalling treatment of migrant workers there.

ITF president Paddy Crumlin commented: “This decision is a game changer. A year ago we put Qatar and Qatar Airways in the dock and today it has been proved that we were right to do so. Everything has to change now. QR can no longer deny and evade. The changes made to the rules for staff failed to fool the ILO. Now the airline must make them for real. It’s time to make QR free from fear.

Ever since we made those rules public we’ve made clear that they had to go. By revealing them we unleashed a torrent of stories of what it is like to work there. We congratulate all those, including those who bravely and secretly spoke to us from inside the airline, those in trade unions, in the wider aviation industry and in the media, who helped us decry these abuses.”

Sharan Burrow, ITUC general secretary, commented: “The attempts to tinker with the rules on pregnancy and marriage made once we brought this case show that Qatar Airways has been shamed into action – and more must come. We, along with everyone who works for the airline, will not rest until it addresses what many of those workers call the ‘climate of fear’ at QR.”

She continued: “The gaze of world opinion is locked on the behaviour of the Qatari government – over Qatar Airways, over its abhorrent treatment of migrant workers, and over the World Cup. In Geneva today Qatar has been proved wanting. We have shown that money doesn’t buy silence. The nation is on trial. It cannot evade its responsibilities. It has to begin to do the right thing.”

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How Qatar Used and Abused Its Al Jazeera Journalists

“Al Jazeera’s managers crossed an ethical red line. By attempting to manipulate Egypt’s domestic politics, they were endangering their employees.”

JourActivismThis week, I am back in court in an effort to prove my innocence at a retrial on charges that I was a member of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, designated a terrorist organization in Egypt since December 2013, and that I sought to harm the country’s reputation and security. I already spent 412 days in detention before my conviction in the first trial was overturned on appeal earlier this year.

The terrorism charges against me and my colleague Baher Mohamed are unfounded and have been widely discredited. The other charges relate to our employment by the Al Jazeera media network, which is owned by the state of Qatar.

Following the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood-backed president, Mohamed Morsi, in 2013, Egypt moved to ban Al Jazeera’s Arabic service in the country, known as Mubasher Misr, because it was perceived as a Qatari-sponsored propaganda mouthpiece for the Brotherhood. I was the bureau chief of the Al Jazeera English service, a separate operation that adhered to higher journalistic standards, which, we assumed, would inoculate us against accusations of bias. We were mistaken.

Now, Baher and I find ourselves once again in the soundproof defendants’ cage, fighting to avoid long prison terms. Our friend and fellow Jazeera journalist, Peter Greste, will not be with us. Thanks to his government’s work to win his release, Peter is home in Australia.

At the retrial, we will argue that we continued to work despite the broadcast ban because we believed the English service was exempt and Al Jazeera failed to obtain legal clarification from the Egyptian authorities. If, as a result, there were violations of licensing laws, which in any case would be merely misdemeanors, it is the network’s executives from Qatar who should pay, not us. A final ruling from the Egyptian court could come later this month.

My 18-month ordeal may be close to an end, yet I find myself increasingly angry at how my life and the lives of my family and loved ones have been turned upside down. My anger, however, is not directed primarily at the prosecutor, the judiciary or the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. It is aimed at my employer, Al Jazeera.

The network knowingly antagonized the Egyptian authorities by defying a court-ordered ban on its Arabic-language service. Behind that, I believe, was the desire of the Qatari royal family to meddle in Egypt’s internal affairs. While Al Jazeera’s Doha executives used the Cairo bureau of Al Jazeera English to give their scheme a veneer of international respectability, they made us unwitting pawns in Qatar’s geopolitical game.

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Al Jazeera America accused of bias against non-Arabs and women

AlEvilThe former head of Al Jazeera America’s documentary unit has sued the news network, claiming it is biased against non-Arabs and women in stories that it produces and in how it treats employees.

Shannon High-Bassalik, fired in February after working through half of a three-year contract, said the network’s recently ousted chief executive, Ehab Al Shihabi, left meetings when women were speaking and admitted that he tried to favor an Arab point of view on the air to please Ajam’s Qatar-based ownership.

The troubled news network, an offshoot of the international Al Jazeera network, has reached few viewers in the United States. Through lawsuits and resignations over the past two months, a picture has emerged of a place that has consistently fallen short in its efforts to give Americans a hard-news, unbiased alternative to CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC.

As ratings failed to live up to the expectations of management, Al Jazeera openly decided to abandon all pretense of neutrality in favor of putting the Arabic viewpoint front and center, openly demanding that programs be aired that criticized countries such as America, Israel and Egypt,” High-Bassalik’s lawsuit stated.

She said she was told that if abandonment of journalistic integrity led people to regard them as terrorists, “that was an acceptable risk for the company to take”.

High-Bassalik said that Al Shihabi told her that the company should be regarded as Al Jazeera in America, rather than Al Jazeera America.

Al Shihabi was ousted in early May, shortly after another employee sued, alleging he was fired when he complained about a colleague’s antisemitic and sexist behavior. The company’s senior vice-president of newsgathering, head of human resources and communications chief – all non-Arab women – each resigned over a two-week period.

The former documentary chief, who has also worked for CNN, NBC and MSNBC, said she was told that many Arabs believe the September 11 terrorist attacks were staged by the CIA to wage war on Arabs, and that this was a point of view the company should be guided by.

High-Bassalik said that she was told to hire an Arabic woman as a producer even though the person was unqualified and there were several non-Arabs ready for promotion. She claimed that performance ratings for Arabs were systematically upgraded, while non-Arabs saw their ratings go down.

She accused the head of the company’s investigative unit of tweeting that “Israelis are like Hitler”. During coverage of the 2014 conflict in Gaza, she said she was told the mission was to cast Israel as the villain and emphasize the Arab and Muslim point of view.

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