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Binyamin Netanyahu distorting history for Zionism

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Zionist spokesperson
Benjamin Netanyahu is a dangerous politician. He is the current leader of the Likud Party of Israel. If his party wins the next election in Israel, the world is screwed!!! This is a guy who wants to build more settlements in the West Bank and he wants Jerusalem to be under complete Israel control. Palestinians will not tolerate his policies and I’m certain all hope for Peace would be gone if he is elected.  He is very good at manipulating and exploiting people’s beliefs to justify a fraudulent Zionist vision for Israel. Check out the following video. This is how they brainwash Americans!

Potential Nuclear WW3:
WW3 would probrably begin if Israel makes the wrong move (attacking Gaza/Hamas OR expanding settlements in West Bank OR nationalizing Jerusalem) That will provoke a violent resistance from Palestinians who will be supported by Hezbollah. Hezbollah will be funded by Iran. Due to that connection, the US and Israel will justify a massive retaliation on Iran. If the US attacks Iran, Russia will intervene to help Iran and then, we may see a possible nuclear world war! I hope not. 


Biblical prophecies:
The Bible says:

The generation alive at the time Israel returns to the land will not all pass away before all things, including the return of Christ with his saints, are accomplished. (Luke 21:29-32)

The Antichrist will allow the Jews to rebuild the temple and renew sacrifices. (2 Thes. 2:3-4)

Jerusalem will become a burdensome stone and a cup of trembling to the world just prior to Christ’s return. (Zec. 12:2)  

Russia will lead an Arab confederacy in an attack on Israel. (Ezekiel 38:14-16)

Be your own judge…

Rise of colonial African cities kick-started AIDS pandemic: scientists

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Photo of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, circa 1883-1885, shortly after its founding. The growth of Kinshasa and other cities in the region may have been crucial to the emergence of HIV/AIDS, according to research published in the journal Nature. (The Royal Museum for Central Africa)

Photo of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, circa 1883-1885, shortly after its founding. The growth of Kinshasa and other cities in the region may have been crucial to the emergence of HIV/AIDS, according to research published in the journal Nature. (The Royal Museum for Central Africa)

The growth of cities in colonial west-central Africa at the turn of the 20th century set the stage for the modern AIDS pandemic decades earlier than first thought, according to new viral archeology research.

The most pervasive strain of HIV began spreading among humans between 1884 and 1924 — earlier than the previous estimate of 1930 — coinciding with the rise of urban centres, says a group of international scientists.

“The founding and growth of colonial administrative and trading centres such as Kinshasa [in the Democratic Republic of the Congo] may have enabled the region to become the epicentre of the HIV/AIDS pandemic,” the authors write in Wednesday’s journal Nature.

The lead author, University of Arizona biologist Michael Worobey, and his colleagues came to the conclusion after discovering the world’s second-oldest genetic sequence of HIV-1 group M, the strain responsible for more than 95 per cent of HIV infections around the world.

The scientists recovered a 48-year-old HIV gene fragment from a wax-embedded lymph-node tissue biopsy from a woman who lived in Kinshasa. They compared it with the oldest known HIV genetic sequence from a 1959 blood sample from a man, also from Kinshasa.

Both viruses existed around 1900

Examining the same genetic region in the 1959 virus and the 1960 virus, they found significant differences. Because of the time it take for the virus to evolve and diversify, that means the common ancestor of both viruses existed around 1900.

Previous research shows that HIV spread to humans from chimps in southeastern Cameroon, about 700 kilometres away from Kinshasa. The virus most likely jumped to humans as a result of their exposure to the blood of chimps butchered for bushmeat.

An accompanying commentary in Nature suggests HIV likely traveled down rivers from Cameroon leading into Belgian-controlled Leopoldville, now called Kinshasa.

Leopoldville, the largest population centre in the region in the early 1900s, was the perfect incubator, say the commentators from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

“…As there must have been many opportunities for such transmission over past millennia, why did the AIDS pandemic not occur until the twentieth century?

“The answer may be that, for an AIDS epidemic to get kick-started, HIV-1 needs to be seeded in a large population centre.”

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October 1, 2008 at 6:13 pm

How the financial bubble burst

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Source: Al Jazeera

By Rob Reynolds, Al Jazeera’s senior Washington correspondent

The roots of the panic in financial markets around the world are deep and complex but they lie in the convergence of three factors.

Millions of people pursuing the “American dream” of home ownership, politicians and regulators who dismantled a system of financial safeguards and then ignored warnings of impending disaster, and financial markets and institutions disregarding risk in their headlong pursuit of profit.

Let’s go back to the beginning – or at least to the year 2000 – when the ‘Dotcom’ boom went bust.

That drove down stocks and sparked a recession and then came the attacks of September 11, 2001 – a body blow to the US economy.

To hasten economic recovery, the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, headed by Alan Greenspan, used the most powerful weapon in its arsenal – it cut interest rates repeatedly.

Lower rates made it easier for banks to lend and consumers to borrow and spend.

“It did stimulate the economy,” says Clyde Prestowitz, the head of the Economic Strategy Institute.

“And it stimulated housing, because effectively the cost of investment was negative, you could borrow money for virtually nothing.”

Easy borrowing

Home-ownership is the bedrock of the “American dream”.

US tax laws encourage home ownership by allowing people to deduct the interest they pay on their mortgages.

And government-sponsored financial institutions such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac contributed by underwriting mortgages and making it easier for people of modest means to put down the money for a home.

From around 2001 and 2002, with mortgage interest rates at near-record lows, millions of Americans went shopping for homes.

With demand soaring, the price of housing nearly doubled from 2000 to 2006.

But many of those buyers couldn’t really afford what they were getting, Prestowitz says.

“They wanted to buy a house and it’s understandable, they wanted a piece of the dream and the mortgage industry was encouraging them to buy.

“It got to the point where the brokers were offering mortgages to people who had little or no income, who somehow thought they could put these payments together.”

Sensing a potential bonanza, banks and mortgage companies began peddling loans to riskier segments of the population – especially low-income first-time homebuyers.

These were called “sub-prime” mortgages.

“Many of the mortgages were adjustable-rate mortgages,” Prestowitz explains.

“They were built so that in the first year your interest rate was low, but somewhere down the road, your interest rate jumped.”

Ideological drive

But something else was at work as the housing bubble grew: The US government, under the sway of the free-market, anti-regulation ideology, had begun to systematically dismantle rules and regulations established after the Great Depression of the 1930s.

In 1999, the US congress and Bill Clinton, the former president, repealed laws designed to stop financial crashes – saying markets should regulate themselves.


Lawrence Mitchell, the author of The Speculation Economy: How Finance Triumphed Over Industry says it was the triumph of ideology over caution.

“Since Ronald Reagan became president in 1980, free markets have been preached in this country as being our economic salvation,” Mitchell says.

“‘Government regulation’ we’ve been told, ‘is bad, it’s evil, and the government doesn’t know what it’s doing economically’.”

“‘It should be out of people’s business’. That’s nonsense, but that was the ideology that was driving it. ‘Regulation is bad, free market is good’.”

The next president after Clinton, George Bush, continued to de-regulate housing and financial markets and bragged about the results at the 2004 Republican convention, saying: “Another priority for a new term is to build an ownership society, because ownership brings security and dignity and independence.

“Thanks to our policies, homeownership in America is at an all-time high.”

Mortgages sold

Of course, it  wasn’t just the politicians who allowed the reckless financial frenzy to grow. It was also the man who the financial press was hailing as a genius –  Alan Greenspan.

“The Fed is responsible for oversight of the banking system, but under Alan Greenspan it basically stopped doing oversight,” Prestowitz says.

“That allowed for fraudulent practices and, as a result mortgages being given to people who had no assets and no income, prudent lending went out of the window.”

In the new, hands-off regulatory environment, banks and mortgage companies transformed the loans they were making into commodities.

The change was the banks no longer held the mortgages and the home finance industry began to securitise, or underwrite, them.

In the past, when you would buy a house, you would get a mortgage from your bank.

The bank would hold that mortgage and you would pay it off, with interest.

Today, you get the mortgage from your bank and the bank immediately sells your mortgage to Goldman Sachs or Lehman Brothers, or Deutsche Bank or any of literally tens of thousands of mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds, or private-equity firms.

Those pools of mortgages are then bundled together into securities, just like bonds or stocks.

Millions of securitised loans were sold to firms all over the world.

At first it was a lucrative deal with high returns and little apparent risk.

The bubble bursts

But there was a worm in Wall Street’s apple: Millions of the mortgages being sold –  more than 20 per cent at the peak of the frenzy – were high-risk “sub-prime” loans.

“What was happening was a lot of bad stuff was being mixed with good stuff and it was being called good,” Prestowitz says.

The global financial community seemed to believe housing prices would just keep going up and up but then the bubble burst.

The Federal Reserve began raising rates to fend off inflation.

As the rates rose, people who had taken on balloon-style mortgages – thinking they could easily pay the initial rate – found their payments being increased and suddenly … they couldn’t pay.

In 2006 home prices started to drop. Houses glutted the market and stayed unsold month after month.

In formerly red-hot housing markets, like Florida and California, home prices fell 10, 15, even 20 per cent. A huge wave of loan defaults and home foreclosures began.

In 2007, mortgage lenders with lots of risky loans on their books started going bankrupt.

Then major investment banks came under pressure and began to fail. In March, Bear Stearns was the first of the majors to go under.

The problem then was not, and is not now, about houses. It’s about credit – or the lack of it.

With so much bad debt out there – and no one really knows how much there is – banks around the world have become extremely risk-averse.

They’ve stopped lending money to individuals, businesses and even each other.

Unable to get loans, Lehman Brothers, the fourth-largest US investment bank, went belly up.

Central banks have by now pumped hundreds of billions of dollars into the global financial system, but the flow of credit, known as liquidity, has slowed to a sluggish trickle.

Bleak future

For the first time since the 1930s, a true, systemic financial crisis is under way.

That’s why the US government is considering sweeping and costly measures to buy up millions of bad mortgages.

But while the plans announced late this week seem to have boosted confidence on Wall Street, no one really knows what will happen next.

“It could get a lot worse, said Mitchell, gloomily.

“I haven’t read any significant empirical evidence to suggest we are anywhere near the bottom.”

“Where’s the bottom?” I asked him.

He replied: “The bottom could be very deep.

“I really don’t want to know.”

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September 30, 2008 at 6:23 am

Negus, King of Ethiopia-Protector of the First Muslim Emigrants

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In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

From Muhammad (peace be upon him) Prophet of Allah to Negus King of Ethiopia.

I praise Allah, except Whom there is none to be worshipped,  who is the Ruler of the world. He is innocent and pure free from all blemishes, defects, flaws, or shortcomings). He gives refuge  and sustains all.

I do admit that Isa (Jesus) (peace be upon him) son of Mariam (Mary), was  the soul from Allah and His word (Order), he was infused to Mariam, who was clean and proof against evil. And Isa (peace be upon him) was born of Mariam. Allah created him from His soul and breath in the  same manner as He created Adam (peace be upon him) with His own hand. I invite you towards Allah the One who has no associate. Believe in  Him and join me in obedience to Him. Follow me and accept my prophethood because I am the Messenger of Allah. I have wished  – you well in conveying the message of Allah in all sincerity. It is up you to accept my sympathetic advice. Extend the same invitation to your subjects. I am sending my cousin Jaffer (R.A.A.) with the other Muslims. When they reach you, treat them hospitably, by setting aside the vanity and pride of a ruler.

Peace be on him, who followed the right path.

Note: As mentioned earlier, after the Holy Prophet began to preach Islam, the Quraish became the bitterest enemies of Islam. In the beginning they taunted, teased and maltreated the Muslims. But by and by their opposition took the shape of tyranny. Their treatment of the Muslims, particularly of the poorer ones was so brutal, that they felt extremely unsafe in Mecca and feared annihilation at the hands of the Quraish. At that stage, (6th year before Hijri i.e. 614 A.D.) the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) allowed the Muslims to temporarily migrate to Ethiopia, as he expected a good treatment by the King of Ethiopia. The Muslims began to migrate to the neighboring country of Ethiopia. This continued till the famous Migration of the Holy Prophet, after which the migrants began to return to Medina The last caravan returned from Ethiopia in 7th Hijra – about 629 A.D. when the second Caravan went to Ethiopia, the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) addressed a letter to the King of Ethiopia.

The Quraish could not tolerate that the Muslims should live in peace even in Ethiopia. They sent a delegation to Negus and pointed out to him that the Muslims had a strange faith which was altogether new and requested that the Muslims should be sent back. The King concluded from the Muslims about their beliefs. On that occasion Jaffar (R.A.) made a very impressive speech, saying.

“They were an extremely ignorant and pagan nation who worshipped self-made idols. Debauchery, cruelty and eating the dead was their way of life, but Allah sent a Prophet (peace be upon him) who changed their lives altogether. He admonished them to worship Allah only and to regard Him as their Master. He preached to them always to be truthful; and not to misappropriate a trust, treat neighbors kindly, avoid bloodshed and all that Allah has prohibited. Worship Allah, the One observe fasts and pay Zakat. This was the crime, for which their countrymen forced them to leave their hearths and homes and they had to take refuge in Ethiopia.”

The King of Ethiopia was highly moved by the speech and clearly announced that he would not allow such pious people to be tyrannized.

The Muslims, thereafter, always had a deep regard for Ethiopia and never did they think of attacking that country. They conquered big countries like Iran, but never touched the neighboring Ethiopia.

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September 30, 2008 at 4:49 am

Banned From the Bible – The History Channel (parts 5/6)

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The Book of Enoch – The forbidden manuscripts of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Church

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September 29, 2008 at 5:46 am