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  • Mark Levin: Michael Savage is a “mouthpiece” for Vladimir Putin

    08/08/2014 5:06:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    On Wednesday, Michael Savage interviewed Professor Stephen Cohen concerning US provocations in Ukraine…. He will…confirm my suspicion…that it is not Russia that is the aggressor, but the United States and the EU. Levin, who follows Savage on WABC, accused Savage of serving as a pro-Russian “mouthpiece”… "It’s amazing to me. There’s a handful of mouthpieces out there who trash Reagan, who trash Lincoln, and defend Putin! Really kinda sick, if you think about it. " (SNIP) Despite all evidence to the contrary, Levin continues to deny George Soros’ involvement in the funding of right-wing neo-Nazis behind the overthrow of the...
  • Rep. Bentivolio Strikes Out (US Chamber Vanity)

    07/23/2014 10:55:57 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 29 replies
    US Chamber of Commerce ^ | Sean Hackbarth
    Desperate candidates who are way behind in the polls take big swings hoping to hit political home runs. Take Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, trying to hold onto his Congressional seat in Michigan’s 11th District. Being down 22 points against David Trott, he desperately needs to rally his troops by the August 5th primary. So his campaign e-mailed a fundraising pitch pushing the myth that the U.S. Chamber supports amnesty. Rep. Bentivolio whiffed big time. The U.S. Chamber doesn’t support amnesty and never has. Here is what the U.S. Chamber’ immigration reform priorities are: Strengthening border security. Improving E-Verify system and employment...
  • Special-Interest Groups Widening Political Attack Ads

    05/06/2014 10:58:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 14, 2000 | PETER MARKS
    It was one of the more astonishing political images of the year: a newspaper advertisement that linked Osama bin Laden, the suspected international terrorist, with Senator Spencer Abraham, the Michigan Republican. Why is the senator, asked the advertisement that ran in some of Michigan's largest newspapers, ''trying to make it easier for terrorists like Osama bin Laden to export their way of terror to any street in America?''
  • On the Obligation of Blessing “Abraham’s Seed”

    03/20/2014 9:00:15 AM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 48 replies
    http://www.equip.org/ ^ | Feb 26, 2014 | Steve Gregg
    “Now the LORD had said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed’” (Gen. 12:1–3, all Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version.). The entire remainder of the Bible after these verses can be...
  • The Latest Challenge to the Bible's Accuracy: Abraham's Anachronistic Camels?

    02/16/2014 3:48:28 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 33 replies
    christianitytoday.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Gordon Govier
    Two researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) studied the bones of camels found in an area of ancient copper mines in the Aravah Valley, south of the Dead Sea. Using radiocarbon dating and other techniques, they determined that camels were first used in the mining operations near the end of the 10th century BC. They state that this is the first evidence of domesticated camels in ancient Israel. This would be almost 1,000 years later than the time of the patriarchs, when camels first appear in the Bible. Their study was quickly used to claim that the Bible was written...
  • Camel bones suggest error in Bible, archaeologists say

    02/05/2014 5:24:50 PM PST · by workerbee · 84 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/5/14
    Archaeologists from Israel’s top university have used radiocarbon dating to pinpoint the arrival of domestic camels in the Middle East -- and they say the science directly contradicts the Bible’s version of events. Camels are mentioned as pack animals in the biblical stories of Abraham, Joseph and Jacob, Old Testament stories that historians peg to between 2000 and 1500 BC. But Erez Ben-Yosef and Lidar Sapir-Hen of Tel Aviv University's Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures say camels weren’t domesticated in Israel until centuries later, more like 900 BC. “In addition to challenging the Bible's historicity, this anachronism is...
  • I Want to Make Heaven My Home: what an ancient Biblical event can teach us about life today

    09/25/2013 3:13:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | September 24, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In daily Mass for the past number of days we’ve been reading from the books of Nehemiah and Ezra. These books deal with the return of the Jewish people from the Babylonian captivity.Most modern-day Christians have only a passing knowledge of these aspects of ancient Jewish history and these events may seem to have little to say to us. But in fact, they speak quite powerfully of very important human struggles today. Thus, a review of these historical events seems in order, as well as an application of them to our life and struggles today.To begin, the Jewish people, as...
  • Genesis on the Ancient Kingdom Builders

    05/18/2013 10:10:23 AM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 4 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | May 18, 2013 | Alice C. Linsley
    Nahor the Elder was Abraham's grandfather. Abraham's mother and father had the same father but different mothers, as shown in the diagram below. Nahor was the royal title of Abraham's older brother. He ruled in the territory of his maternal grandfather and of his father Terah in the region of Aram Na-haraim, between the western Tigris and the Euphrates. This territory was established by Nimrod, one of Nahor's ancestors (Gen. 10:8-12) Na-Haraim means "dedicated to Horus." This was Horite territory. Nahor the Elder was a descendant of Nimrod, the great Kushite kingdom builder. Erech (Uruk), Accad and Calneh were shrine...
  • Abraham, Part 2: God’s Gadfly or Meek Servant?

    05/09/2013 8:40:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/09/2013 | P. DAVID HORNIK
    Last week I maintained that the patriarch Abraham is in certain key ways a paradigmatic figure for today’s Israel. A paradigm, though, would be expected to show some consistency in his conduct. In at least one important regard, Abraham seems to engage in behaviors that radically contradict each other. When God prepares to leave Abraham’s tent encampment for Sodom, having heard that “sin is very grievous” there and in Gomorrah, Abraham rightly infers that—should the rumors turn out to be true—God intends to do away with these dens of depravity. Yet, at that point, Abraham seems to show incredible...
  • The Calling of Abraham

    04/21/2013 8:47:00 AM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 7 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | April 21, 2013 | Alice C. Linsley
    To understand Abraham's call it is helpful to investigate the circumstances at the time of his father's death in Haran. Knowledge of the Horite marriage and ascendancy pattern proves especially helpful. As with all the Horite rulers, Terah had two wives. They resided in separate settlements on a north-south axis. One lived in Ur and the other in Haran. Terah traveled between his wives, a distance of at least 730 miles. Likewise, Abraham's territory extended between Hebron, where Sarah resided, and Beersheba, where Keturah resided. The Horites were ruler-priests who maintained water shrines. Abraham's father was such a ruler. His...
  • The Armies of allah: From Damascus to Jerusalem

    12/26/2012 11:10:00 PM PST · by Katechon · 16 replies
    December 27 | Katechon
    The armies of allah are CONVERGING RIGHT NOW towards Damascus. The sole obstacle is the Assad régime. Once Assad is down (and he will be, it’s only a matter of time: the Obama régime, al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia are ALL against Assad), the armies of allah will mobilize in order to raid JERUSALEM. Should we not mobilize? Should we not be trying urgently to mobilize the antisemitic "Christians" among us, with the use of Reason, to become friends of the Jewish People -- in order to get their support in the CRUSADE to protect JERUSALEM? Abram...
  • 'Ishmael' Dogs Abraham the Shepherd in Modern Biblical Tale

    11/06/2012 3:17:07 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz ^ | 6/11/12
    Modern-day news stories don't get more Biblical that that of elderly shepherd Avraham Herzlich – who is dogged by Arab thieves in the hills of Samaria. According to both Jewish and Muslim tradition, the Arabs are descendants of Ishmael, son of the Biblical patriarch Abraham, who was a shepherd. Last weekend, Arabs stole about 400 goats from the herd of Avraham Herzlich, leaving him with only four goats out of what was, for him, much more than a money-making business. His son Shmuel told Arutz Sheva about the robbery, not the first one where Arabs have left his father without...
  • Origins of Messianic Expectation

    07/23/2012 10:07:12 PM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 17 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | Jan. 15, 2011 | Alice C. Linsley
    The Horite caste of rulers controlled the trade routes from the Sahara to India at a time when the Sahara, Arabia and Mesopotamia were wetter. Commerce moved along the rivers which were interconnected in the late Holocene. The Horites served as shrine and temple attendants. They interceded for others and offered sacrifice. Job offered sacrifice daily for the sins of his own family. At the end of the book, Job prays for his kinsmen Eliphaz, Zophar and Bildad. This is reminiscent of Abraham praying for Abimelech and his household (Gen. 20:17,18). Purity was an essential trait of the Horite priest....
  • Abraham's World War

    11/10/2011 8:03:54 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 7 replies
    "And the two angels came to Sodom in the evening and Lot was sitting at the gate of Sodom." (From this week's Torah portion, Vayerah, Genesis 19:1) Hold on a minute! Didn't Lot learn anything from his previous misadventure? Just in last week's Torah portion, Abraham endangered himself and his entire family in a World War to save Lot from captivity after he made his bad decision to move to Sodom. After Abraham redeems him, Lot disregards everything that transpired and goes right back to Sin City as if nothing had happened, at all. In order to understand this psychosis,...
  • Mass Sect Conversion in Banda Aceh ( Muslims in Indonesia )

    04/24/2011 8:28:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Jakarta Globe ^ | April 22, 2011 | Nurdin Hasan
    Over a hundred members of the recently banned Millata Abraham Muslim sect on Friday underwent a mass conversion to mainstream faith at the Baiturrahman Raya Mosque in Banda Aceh. The sect’s leader, Zainuddin, said the idea to convert came to him in a dream on April 19 that he had while locked away in a jail cell. He is facing a five-year sentence for blasphemy stemming from his practice of the banned religion. The mass conversion comes in the wake of pronounced relgious hostility in the province. On April 6, Irwandi issued a gubernatorial decree banning the Millata Abraham, along...
  • Obama Historians keep the Lincoln comparison's coming

    01/17/2011 2:05:03 PM PST · by publius321 · 17 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | January 17, 2011 | Scott Ryan
    "On the night of Barack Obama’s rally in Tucson..." (continued)
  • 2010 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar Launch Ceremony Planned

    11/08/2010 10:43:38 AM PST · by RayBob · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Coin Update News ^ | October 26th, 2010 | Coin Update Staff
    2010 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar Launch Ceremony Planned By Coin Update Staff on October 26th, 2010 Categories: US Coins, United States Mint Details of the launch ceremony for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Dollar have been announced by the United States Mint. Launch ceremonies have typically been held on or around the circulation release date for each Presidential Dollar coin, held at a location related to the former President. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 Coin will mark the 16th release of the overall series and the final release for this year. The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Lincoln...
  • The J Street Implosion: Soros, Horse Racing and… Connie Esdicul?

    09/29/2010 4:41:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Pajamas Media | Roger L.Simon
    A year ago J Street — the putatively progressive fledgling counter to the Israel lobbying group AIPAC — was riding high. They had just received a write up in the New York Times Magazine that was somewhere between a press release and a love poem and, with a complaisant Obama in the White House, the tiny organization seemed poised to be a significant player in the Middle East discussion. My, as grandma said, have times changed. For starters, J Street’s director, Jeremy Ben-Ami, has shown himself to be a Junior Beltway Pinocchio, serially denying his organization had the financial backing...
  • "THE TIME OF THE END": Israel And The Land Promise

    10/30/2010 7:48:18 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 3 replies
    Executable Outlines ^ | © 2009 | Mark A. Copeland
    CONCLUSION 1. God fulfilled His promise for Israel to receive the land...       a. So says Joshua, the Psalmist, and the Levites       b. At the very least Solomon ruled over the entire land described to Abraham 2. Israel's retention of the land was always conditional...       a. Moses and Joshua warned Israel that it was conditional       b. The Assyrian and Babylonian captivity illustrates how Israel lost the land       c. The Restoration described in Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai and Zechariah illustrates how Israel regained the land
  • Joe Sobran, R.I.P. [Joseph Sobran, 1946 - 2010]

    09/30/2010 7:54:18 PM PDT · by Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo · 155 replies
    Our former NR colleague, Joe Sobran, passed away today after a long battle with a variety of ailments. He was relatively young, just 64, and while physically beaten at the end, he also departed spiritually triumphant.   Surely, in short order, there will be ample reflection — much of it critical — on the hyper-talented, hyper-controversial writer. There will be a recounting of his history at NR, the break, the following years, and Joe’s soured relationship with WFB (happily, they rekindled their friendship before Bill passed away). Good, let’s discuss all that, and more. But later. Right now, let us,...
  • Abraham's Faith...Romans 4

    09/07/2010 5:16:05 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb:He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong...
  • Abraham's Faith...Romans 4

    09/07/2010 9:37:52 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb:He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong...
  • By Promise,Not Law...Romans 4

    For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of...
  • Which comes first, Faith or Works? Romans 4

    Which comes first, Faith or works?…Romans 4 by billrandles Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:And the father of circumcision to...
  • Grace and Works...Romans 4

    09/01/2010 3:02:30 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 65 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 09-01-10 | Bill Randles
    Grace and Works…Romans 4 Posted on September 1, 2010 by billrandles Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.(Romans 4:4-5) How was Abraham, the father of all who believe in the God of the Bible justified before God? Abraham did not work to earn right standing with God, it was given to him freely , by God himself. “Abraham believed God and it was accounted to Him for Righteousness.”(Genesis 15:6) Righteousness from God can...
  • What Abraham Found...Romans 4

    08/31/2010 10:15:02 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 8 replies
    What Abraham found…Romans 4 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. (Romans 4:1-5) The Justification of man before the Holy God has never come by works of the...
  • PEOPLE OF GOD

    06/25/2010 9:30:16 AM PDT · by Ken4TA · 6 replies
    The Witness ^ | 1977 | Curtis Dickinson
    “Who in time past were no people, but now are the people of God.” (I Peter 2:10) Paul wrote, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ; even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before Him in love: having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself…” (Eph. 1:3–5). The choosing took place before the creation for the obvious purpose of having an unblemished people in...
  • The Promise to Abraham

    06/14/2010 3:28:41 PM PDT · by Ken4TA · 73 replies · 525+ views
    The Witness ^ | 1968 | Curtis Dickinson
    “Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.” God made a promise to Abraham: “In thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed” (Gen.12:3). Later he repeated the promise, “because you have obeyed my voice” (Gen. 22:18). What of this promise? Was it fulfilled? Or is it yet to be realized in some material sense? Gross confusion prevails. The tragic result is that Christians look for a fulfillment which will not come, because they look for the wrong kind of promise. People keep getting this original promise to Abraham mixed...
  • Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem (6/8/10) [Prayer]

    06/08/2010 5:35:11 AM PDT · by left that other site · 52 replies · 157+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/8/10 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem ~ Origins A Woman Prays in the "Jewish Side" of the Cave of Machpelah Genesis Chapter 23 1. And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. 2. And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. 3. And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, 4. I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give...
  • Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem (6/7/10) [Prayer]

    06/07/2010 5:30:54 AM PDT · by left that other site · 35 replies · 126+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/7/10 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem ~ Origins Genesis Chapter 22 1. And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. 2. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3. And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men...
  • Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem (6/3/10) [Prayer]

    06/03/2010 6:15:43 AM PDT · by left that other site · 61 replies · 316+ views
    The Holy Scripturse | 6/3/10 | left that other site
    Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem~Origins Sarah Laughs at the Thought of Her Impending Pregnancy! The Book of Genesis Chapter 18 1. And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 2. And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, 3. And said, My LORD, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away,...
  • Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem (6/2/10) [Prayer]

    06/02/2010 5:54:07 AM PDT · by left that other site · 81 replies · 407+ views
    The Holy Scripturse | 6/2/10 | left that other site
    Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem~Origins The Book of Genesis Chapter 17 1. And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. 2. And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. 3. And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, 4. As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. 5. Neither shall thy name any more be...
  • Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem (6/1/10) [Prayer]

    06/01/2010 5:02:12 AM PDT · by left that other site · 49 replies · 303+ views
    The Holy Scripturse | 6/1/10 | left that other site
    Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem~Origins The Book of Genesis Chapter 16 1. Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. 2. And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. 3. And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to...
  • Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem (5/31/10) [Prayer]

    05/31/2010 5:12:49 AM PDT · by left that other site · 42 replies · 277+ views
    The Holy Scripturse | 5/31/10 | left that other site
    Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem~Origins The Book of Genesis Chapter 15 1. After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. 2. And Abram said, LORD God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3. And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. 4. And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him,...
  • Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem (5/30/10) [Prayer]

    05/30/2010 5:08:32 AM PDT · by left that other site · 33 replies · 273+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/30/10 | left that other site
    Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem~Origins A Mounted Archer of Persia (Elam) The Book of Genesis Chapter 14 1. And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; 2. That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. 3. All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea. 4. Twelve years they served...
  • Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem (5/28/10) [Prayer]

    05/28/2010 5:42:34 AM PDT · by left that other site · 31 replies · 262+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/28/10 | left that other site
    Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem~Origins I will Bless Those Who Bless Thee. The Book of Genesis Chapter 121. Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee: 2. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3. And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth...
  • ISLAM MAY HAVE A POINT!

    02/01/2010 1:06:22 AM PST · by A Navy Vet · 168 replies · 3,983+ views
    vanity | 2/1/2010 | A Navy Vet
    After reading some more Koran tonight, I had an epiphany. I realized that some of the worst parts of the Koran were similar to worst parts of the Christian Bible. I now believe many parts of both were misinterpreted. While I realize that Islam has been violent throughout its history, so has Judeism and Christianity (think Crusades). I'm not sure I believe in the 72 virgin promise, but I am starting to get Mohammed's believe in a better after-life. I need to read more. That said, our world has gone to shit. There can be a better place for those...
  • [Texas:]Would-be Hasan visitor is freed

    01/26/2010 7:33:55 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies · 889+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 01/26/2010 | Guillermo Contreras
    An Iraqi doctor encouraged security officers at Brooke Army Medical Center to shoot him earlier this month after telling others that he planned to free accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a federal agent testified Monday. FBI counterterrorism and military intelligence operatives took a hard look at Senan Kahtan Abrahem after he went to Fort Sam Houston on Jan. 6 and approached an information booth at BAMC about seeing Hasan, according to testimony at a bail hearing Monday for Abrahem. Abrahem, an immigrant living in San Antonio, was indicted last week on a federal charge of making a...
  • Soldiers learn Biblical history of Air Base

    01/10/2010 7:30:46 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 582+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Lisa A. Cope, USA
    AL ASAD AIR BASE — Over the past 4,000 years, the terrain in Iraq has changed drastically. But according to the oral tradition of the Bedouins, one of Abraham’s resting places during his biblical journey from Ur to Canaan is located aboard this base. The oasis at Al Asad, commonly referred to as Abraham's Oasis or Abraham's Well, would have been critical to Abraham's travels through the desert. Capt. Michael T. Lanigan, the chaplain with Task Force Atlas, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team out of Portland, Ore., has studied the Bible and the history of the site. "Abraham's Oasis was...
  • Mumbai Doctor Smashed Idols and Became a Jew with Holtzbergs

    11/19/2009 10:52:44 PM PST · by bogusname · 12 replies · 642+ views
    Israel National News ^ | November 19, 2009 | Hana Levi Julian
    In a powerful echo of the Biblical story of the patriarch Abraham, a Mumbai doctor smashed his father's idols and eventually decided to become a Jew in the Land of Israel. Dr. Aharon Abraham, left his position as Director of the ICU Medical Center at British Kennedy in Mumbai, India after terrorists murdered his spiritual guide and his wife, Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg one year ago. Abraham was born Vagirds Frads to a Hindu cleric who worshipped idols, and a mother who prepared food for them. As did the Biblical Abraham, young Vagirds could not understand how his father...
  • Detroit Rock City (Mrs. Dingell: "I didn't know")

    04/08/2002 6:56:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 3 replies · 519+ views
    Roll Call | 4/8/02 | Heard on the Hill
    Although a batch of documents recently released by the Bush Energy Department was supposed to embarrass Republicans, it also revealed an interesting nugget about a powerful Democrat, Debbie Dingell, wife of Rep. John Dingell (Mich.). Mrs. Dingell, who gave HOHholy hell a few years ago for referring to her in print as a "lobbyist" for General Motors, has always insisted that she merely runs the foundation that takes care of the auto giant's philanthropic activities. These days, Dingell says, she's in charge of "worldwide community relations" for the company. So you can imagine HOH's surprise upon noticing that Dingell turned...
  • Mom kills son atop Mt. Diablo, then shoots self

    07/23/2009 10:13:06 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 27 replies · 1,833+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 22, 2009 | Henry Lee
    <p>First, Judith Elizabeth Williams took her two cats to the shelter. Then she brought the family dog to the veterinarian, had it euthanized, and wrote a suicide note.</p> <p>Then, investigators say, the 51-year-old Walnut Creek woman got in the car with her 16-year-old son, Adam Findley Williams, and drove up Mount Diablo. Near the top of the 3,849-foot peak, at a lookout with panoramic views of the Bay Area, she shot the teenager to death with a .357 handgun and turned the gun on herself, authorities said Wednesday.</p>
  • Leader of Liberty City Six Convicted on All Counts, Four Others Convicted on Multiple Counts...

    05/12/2009 7:31:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 1,030+ views
    May 12, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: Leader of Liberty City Six Convicted on All Counts, Four Others Convicted on Multiple Counts, and One Defendant Acquitted on Charges of Conspiring to Support Al Qaeda, Attack Targets in the United States After a three-month trial, a Miami jury convicted five men of multiple charges that include conspiring to provide material support to the al Qaeda terrorist organization and conspiracy to levy war against the U.S. by discussing and planning attacks on targets in the U.S., including the Sears Tower in Chicago and the FBI building and other federal...
  • Abraham and Isaac [Devotional]

    03/31/2009 3:41:25 AM PDT · by tenger · 2 replies · 226+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | March 31, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned." Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death. Hebrews 11:17-19 When you first read the story of God coming to Abraham and telling to offer up his son as a sacrifice, you're puzzled by it. For one thing, why would God do ask such a thing?...
  • Welcome Home! [Devotional]

    03/28/2009 1:26:33 PM PDT · by tenger · 215+ views
    Devotions Chopchop ^ | March 28, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    For he [Abraham] was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Hebrews 11:10 After my first extended visit overseas, I remember flying into San Francisco, my port of entry. I was 23 and had been on my own in England, and was now on my way back to Alaska. I was giddy as we came in to land. The air hostess said this immediately upon touching down, "If this is your first time in America, Welcome to the United States of America. If you are returning, welcome home!" That's it, Welcome Home! It brought...
  • Strangers [Devotional]

    03/27/2009 4:03:24 AM PDT · by tenger · 1 replies · 225+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | March 27, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    By faith he [Abraham] made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. Hebrews 11:9 God clearly told Abraham to go to a foreign land. Everything about this new land was different for Abraham and his family. It took a long time to understand the culture and the ways of the people living there. When he was new to the land, everything was peculiar. Not bad necessarily, but different. Like many of you reading this, I have...
  • Abraham the Obedient [Devotional]

    03/26/2009 3:59:34 AM PDT · by tenger · 155+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | March 26, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. Hebrews 11:8 Abraham had no guarantees. Like many of us, he didn't know where he was going, when he'd get there, or what he would experience along the way (Genesis 12). It was certainly a faith journey, especially because he was 75 at the time, and many others also accompanied him (Genesis 12:5). It might have been easy for him to ignore the calling God had on him by making...
  • Darwinism as Religion in a Holy War

    02/20/2009 2:58:53 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 97 replies · 1,913+ views
    CEH ^ | February 20, 2009
    Darwinism as Religion in a Holy War Feb 19, 2009 — It might be expected that media attention on Darwin would be exceptionally high this month because of his bicentennial, but some of it seems downright religious. The adulation he has been receiving is almost embarrassing sometimes. It is only exceeded by the righteous indignation frequently expressed against intelligent design. In any other context, the fighting words of the Darwinians would be described as hate speech. Here are some recent examples: 1. Shrine to Darwin:...
  • Abraham Lincoln Speech in the Lincoln-Douglas Debate (on slavery)

    02/07/2009 7:45:28 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 387 replies · 6,634+ views
    Son of the South ^ | 8/21/1858 | Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln's Birthday is this Thursday. I thought it fitting to quote from the first Republican president's debates against Stephen Douglas. Each had an hour to present their case, hardly what the mainstream media would like. I think, and shall try to show, that it is wrong; wrong in its direct effect, letting slavery into Kansas and Nebraska and wrong in its prospective principle, allowing it to spread to every other part of the wide world where men can be found inclined to take it. This declared indifference, but, as I must think, covert real zeal for the spread of...
  • Lincoln's Contested Legacy

    02/05/2009 11:59:17 AM PST · by Edit35 · 7 replies · 616+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | By Philip B. Kunhardt III
    When the American Civil War began, president Abraham Lincoln was far less prepared for the task of commander in chief than his Southern adversary. Jefferson Davis had graduated from West Point (in the lowest third of his class, to be sure), commanded a regiment that fought intrepidly at Buena Vista in the Mexican War and served as secretary of war in the Franklin Pierce administration from 1853 to 1857.