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Josua(24 Feb 2011) “Arab World Flag Colors = 4 horsemen Colors”

Until I read the article below I had not realized that the colors depicted on the four horses of the Apocalypse have the colors found in the Islamic flag of the Arab countries.

It could very well be that Jesus was pointing to this fact when He chose the colors of the horses.

My interpretation  before reading this is that the white represented the false Christ or the Antichrist and that the red was the red communist nations or USSR of old. Never saw the interpretation given here before.

Very good observation.

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/feb2011/josua224-1.htm

Josua(24 Feb 2011)
Arab World Flag Colors = 4 horsemen Colors


Dear Doves

isn’t it interesting that the flag colors of the Arab Countries are
White, Red, Black and Green? (The color of the fourth horsemen is
chloros (greek), which can be translated as pale but also as some kind
of green).

YBIC, Josua

Nando

Written by twelvebooks

February 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Phil (23 Feb 2011) “Christchurch 6.3 quake on 22/2/2011”

More interesting facts about the earthquake.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/feb2011/phil223-2.htm

Phil (23 Feb 2011)
Christchurch 6.3 quake on 22/2/2011


John and Doves,
As we saw earlier the quake took place on 22/2/2011 and this was day #53. 5+3 = 8.
On the Christchurch Earthquake Map here http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/week they have 53 quakes recorded for 22/2/2011. Astonishing! It may change as it has done so before and more quakes added but even so it is amazing as it stands. What are the odds that on day #53 they would record 53 quakes??? Both of course add to 8, the Biblical number for Resurrection or New Beginning.
Anyway, the number of quakes recorded for the WEEK is 111 or 37 x 3. This includes 19 for Wed 23rd, the day after the 53 so that IS JUST coincidence!
111 – 53 = 58 or 29 x 2 for the remainder of the week. In a short time it will be different figures for the week.
Just looking at the numbers.
Keep looking up,
Phil.

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February 23, 2011 at 11:59 am

Jim Goodrick (23 Feb 2011) “Andrew Strom: Interesting commentary on Christchurch NZ Quake”

The article below is a sad commentary of the state of the Church in the devastated city.

The people of this city gave no glory to God for having miraculously saved the city from no fatalities when the first quake hit several months ago. This time God’s hand did not prevent casualties. It seems that if the believers seem intent in ignoring the one who protects them they can not expect that God will act supernaturally to protect them.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/feb2011/jimg223-3.htm

Jim Goodrick (23 Feb 2011)
Andrew Strom: Interesting commentary on Christchurch NZ Quake



AWFUL SHAKING in CHRISTCHURCH
-by Andrew Strom.

It was with terrible sadness that I learned yesterday of another huge
earthquake hitting the New Zealand city of Christchurch. It has only
been 2 months since we left that city and we have many dear
friends there. The first earthquake last year had no fatalities but
this one looks to have many dead and injured.

I want to share a few things about our time in Christchurch that left
me quite disturbed and concerned when we left. But I want to be
sensitive because of the terrible sadness associated with this new quake.

As some of you know, one of the main things that I hoped to do
in Christchurch after the first quake was to organize a large open
worship event in the city – to praise and glorify God that nobody
had been killed even in a huge 7.1 earthquake. I found that no such
event was being planned, but there were thousands of evangelical
Christians in Christchurch, and I felt very strongly that it was
important for us to publicly glorify God for the miracle of surviving
such a disaster with no-one killed. The place was traumatized and
it was obvious that a sensitive Worship event would do much good –
and even many non-Christians would likely attend. But sadly it was
not to be. And this is the disturbing part.

I have organized large events before, so the Christian Radio network
knows me – and quickly agreed to promote the event for free. The
PA sound people also agreed to supply excellent sound for a very
low cost. And the Christchurch City Council couldn’t have been
more helpful. Everything was looking good. But then we ran up
against the Christian leaders.

One of the main “networking” Pentecostal leaders in the city told
me that we could count him OUT of any support for the event. Then
I spoke personally with the Dean of Christchurch Cathedral who
told me that we could NOT use the main Square in Christchurch
for a worship event for the whole Body. (Today this man’s Cathedral
lies in ruins. It had survived the first quake, but it did not survive
this new one).

I called a number of prominent pastors and worship bands around
Christchurch. I said we had the support of Radio, the Council, the
sound and everything. No response. Worship bands not interested.
Pastors not returning calls. (You might think they were busy after
the quake – but remember no-one died and Christchurch was up
and running pretty fully after only a couple of weeks). I simply
couldn’t understand it. The evangelicals of Christchurch had made
no public acknowledgement of God at all – no public worship for
this miraculous escape – no public glorifying of Jesus. Even the
secular News and the politicians were calling it a “miracle”. People
were traumatized everywhere. Wasn’t it a “no-brainer” that we
should be doing such a thing? Doesn’t God deserve public praise
after protecting so many people from harm?

In fact, it was such a no-brainer that the secular people themselves
decided to do something. A number of the top bands and musicians
from New Zealand came down and gave a free concert in the park
for the traumatized city. It was heavily advertised on Radio – and
20,000 people showed up. Of course it was a secular event – not
Christian. The Pentecostals, Charismatics and Evangelicals of
Christchurch had made virtually no public sound at all.

I felt strongly that I could not push things any further without some
basic support from the church. We managed to hold a couple of
outdoor concerts for the homeless, and got involved with distributing
“care packages” and things, but I was so disappointed. In fact I was
more than disappointed – I was alarmed and deeply disturbed. I even
told some friends that it was “dangerous” to offer no public praise
after God has just so obviously saved your city. I felt so strongly
about it – and deeply saddened for the state of the Body of Christ.
But I could do nothing more.

On December 17, 2010, my family departed from Christchurch. On
December 28th we boarded a plane for Australia. I believe it may
be some time before we ever return.

My heart truly goes out to the people of Christchurch – and to all
the world so poorly served by the church of our day. This was truly
one of the worst “lost opportunities” that I have ever witnessed in
all my years with the church. And Christchurch was truly one of
the most beautiful cites I have ever seen. The people are so dear
to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, my friends. May
God bless and protect you all in these dark times.

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Yours with great sadness,

Andrew Strom.


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February 23, 2011 at 11:51 am

Phil (22 Feb 2011) “Mubarak to Christchurch”

The post found below is very good and it is the analysis of the dates that are significant from a prophecy point of view. Make sure you follow the link to see all the earthquakes that have occurred since the last seven days in this area.

The day that it happened over there was 2/22/11, numbers that have occult significance also.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/feb2011/phil222.htm

Phil (22 Feb 2011)
Mubarak to Christchurch


John and Doves,
We have all just heard that Christchurch has just suffered a large 6.3M quake with many deaths and lots of damage.
A second major earthquake in the town named CHRISTCHURCH. We should pay attention now!
Because the depth of the quake was only 4km it has caused much more damage than the 7.1 did in Sept, 2010.
The 7.1 was at 11km depth, nearly 3 times deeper.
My prayers go out to all those who have lost loved ones and friends as well as those who are injured.
Go here http://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz/ to see the 34 quakes recorded today so far. Many of them are over 4.0M
including a 5.0, 5.7 and a 5.9.
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These are merely my observations concerning this event.
Mubarak stepped down on 11/02/2011 creating Egypt’s own “earthquake”.
Christchurch 6.3 quake 22/02/2011 just 11 days later.
We saw that the date for Mubarak’s resignation, 11022011/11 = 1002001 giving us the 911 year both forwards and backwards.
Now we see that the date for the 6.3 quake, 22022011/11 = 2002001 still gives us the year for 911 forwards but the next year,
2002, backwards.
Christchurch 7.1 first quake was on 4/9/2010.
From the first big quake to today’s 6.3 quake is 171 days or 5 months and 18 days.
Today’s date is day #53 which is prime #17.
There are 312 remaining days in the year.
312? Where did we see that number recently? In connection with Oprah and her new network show, OWN.
Looking at “OWN” in the English gematria (based on increments of 6) it works out to be 312. 312 of course is 123 in another form
like a count up so to speak.
But 312 is also (8+8+8) x 13. Unbelievable! Triple 8 combined with 13 representing sin or rebellion.
Or, 312 = (13+13+13) x 8. Whoa!
So there are (13+13+13) x 8 days remaining in the year after today.
The Pike River Mine explosion in New Zealand was on 19/11/2010.
From 19/11/2010 to today, 22/02/2011 is 95 days or 3 months and 3 days forming a 33.
There will be earthquakes in diverse places.
Keep looking up,
Phil.

Feb 22, 2011 ‘New Zealand’s 6.3 Quake is devastating

It is documented in this blog the importance that Christchurch earthquakes have as a warning for the church of the impending Rapture. The last earthquake to hit his city was the 7.0 magnitude quake where there were no injuries.

This quake has killed many people and caused a major devastation in the city.

That it is a warning for the church of Jesus Christ is for sure. As more information is found and become available I will be posting it. The other articles on the last earthquake is listed under earthquake in this blog.

Nando

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41709359/?GT1=43001

‘New Zealand’s darkest day’: Quake kills dozens

At least 100 people feared to be buried beneath rubble; many aftershocks reported

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February 22, 2011 at 10:03 am

Mercer (21 Feb 2011) “Wasn’t it interesting it started in Egypt-2011”

Mercer again you brought a very outstanding article to us for reading.

Thank you

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/feb2011/mercer221-5.htm

Mercer (21 Feb 2011)
Wasn’t it interesting it started in Egypt-2011


The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid’s builder knew all the dimensions of Earth and had a command of engineering, astronomy, and mathematics that would be impressive even today. If this guy didn’t have supernatural capability himself, he was certainly assisted by Someone who does. (Note: I first posted this article on Jan 23, 2005. I offer it again as a follow up to last week’s feature article entitled “What’s To Become Of Egypt.”)

In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the LORD at its border. It will be a sign and witness to the LORD Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the LORD because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them. (Isaiah 19:19-20)

During a group discussion on the New Jerusalem, a question about its configuration was raised. Revelation 21 only says that it’s 1400 miles square and 1400 miles tall and to me that conjures up an image of a cube. But some see a pyramid, and when you think about it, John could have been describing just that. One thing led to another and pretty soon the subject of the Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt came up. Someone asked me to conduct a study on it someday and I agreed. Here goes.

The Great Pyramid

Th Great Pyramid was most likely built in the 22nd century BC. Its construction required 10 years of planning and preparation and then 100,000 men spent 20 years completing it.

It’s different from all the other pyramids in Egypt. For one thing it’s made of stone, not bricks, and is the only one that’s not solid. There’s a series of passageways and several chambers inside.  All of the 80 or so other pyramids came later, are grossly inferior copies, and unlike the Great Pyramid were used as gigantic headstones covering the tombs of the Pharaohs. (The Great Pyramid never served as a tomb.)

Since it’s located both on the border between Upper and Lower Egypt (Giza means border in Arabic) and in the heart of the two Egypts, the Great Pyramid seems to be referenced in the Isaiah passage above. And since the context of the Isaiah passage is the End Times, the connection with the New Jerusalem may not be so far fetched after all.

(Originally two separate kingdoms, Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt were joined together to become one. Upper Egypt is in the south and is more mountainous. Lower Egypt in the north was comprised mostly of the Nile delta region and the adjacent plains. The Biblical name for Egypt is Mizraim and literally means 2 Egypts since it’s the dual form of its root, Matzor. Mizraim was a son of Ham whose descendants first settled Egypt.)

Some Fascinating Details

The Great Pyramid was built on a 13-acre base made level to within less than 1″.   900 million cubic feet of granite blocks were used in its construction. To this day engineers can’t explain how the workers managed to fit those huge blocks together so carefully in building a monument nearly 500 feet high. Some of the larger ones weighed nearly 80 tons.

It originally had a face of polished white limestone consisting of 115,000 stones finished on all six sides to within .01 inch of perfectly straight. Cut on a bevel, they fit together with seams of less than 1/50th of an inch. They were then cemented together and polished to a high sheen. It’s said that the pyramid shone as if made of light itself and could be seen from over a hundred miles away.

The entire structure rests on 4 foundation stones that fit into sockets cut into the bedrock. These stones are designed to compensate for changes in temperature. They keep the pyramid square and level at all times, and in fact it’s square on every course.

It faces due North more accurately than we can position buildings today so that each side faces the four cardinal points of the compass. Its shadow has predicted equinoxes and solstices.

Originally it was to have a solid gold capstone that was a scale model of the pyramid itself. It was never put in place because the builders rejected it. Only on a pyramid can a capstone also be the head of the corner. (Psalm 118:22 and Matt.21:42)

A single entrance on the North side opens into a passageway that slopes down 150 feet to the base where it descends another 200 feet into the bedrock on a line that’s straight to within 1/4 of an inch over its 350 ft. length. The passageway, several chambers and all the air vents were pre-cut into the stones before they were placed and appeared in their finished form as the stones were fit together.

On one day in history the angle of this passageway looking up from the bottom pointed directly at the north star.  If you could have drawn a line straight up from the pyramid into the sky on that day you would have intersected the exact center of our galaxy. That day was the vernal equinox in 2141 BC. Such an alignment happens only once every 26,000 years. As we’ll see below, the builders apparently knew this in advance and planned their construction accordingly.

The Great Pyramid was also built exactly in the center of Earth’s land mass. Equal amounts of land are contained in each of the quadrants drawn off its 4 corners. Its height of 454 feet is the same as the average height above sea level of all land on earth.

The sides are concave at the bottom. Their curvature conforms to the curvature of the earth’s surface, so if you could draw a circle extended from any two adjacent corners it would equal the circumference of Earth at the Equator.

The Sacred cubit was the unit of measure used in building the Great Pyramid. Unlike the standard and royal cubits referenced in the Bible, its length is 25 pyramid inches, which are about the same as the inch used today in the US. These units of measure were carved into the wall, and can serve to decode the pyramid’s dimensions. For instance, multiplying the sacred cubit times 10 million equals the polar radius of earth. Multiplying the total weight of the Pyramid by 1000 trillion equals the weight of planet Earth.

In Hebrew each letter has a numerical value. The Pyramid’s height in inches equals the sum of all the letters in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 19:19-20 (5449). Air shafts keep the temperature inside at exactly 68 degrees, the same as the mean temperature of Earth. If you could walk up the side of the pyramid you’d rise 9 feet in vertical elevation for every 10 feet you cover.

It contains one piece of furniture, a box the same size as the Ark of the Covenant. It’s located in the King’s Chamber, a room with the same cubic volume as the bronze laver in Solomon’s Temple. It’s just barely too big to fit through the passageway, so it had to have been placed there as pyramid was built, over 1000 years before God gave Moses the Ark’s dimensions.

The main passageway descends at an angle of 26 degrees 18 minutes and 9 seconds. This is called the Christ angle because a line drawn from the Pyramid to Bethlehem is 26 degrees 18 minutes and 9 seconds from true north. At the bottom of the entry passageway is a rough hewn chamber called the bottomless pit. Together the passageway and chamber symbolize the fall of man from Adam’s sin, a gradual descent straight into Hell.

Markers carved into the wall in advance are keyed to the vernal equinox in 2141 BC, the only day in history when the stars lined up with the pyramid as described above. Whoever did the carving knew ahead of time that this would happen and designed the lengths of the various passageways to serve as time lines to predict significant future events. For example, the distance from the starting marker to the place where a steep, low ceiling passageway up to the King’s Chamber intersects the down sloping entry passageway foretells the date when the Law was given at Mt. Sinai. It symbolizes the opening of another path for man, this one a difficult climb leading him back to God. Part way up to the King’s chamber another short passageway leads off to another room called the Queen’s chamber. The distance to that passageway converts to the year Jesus was crucified and symbolizes the relief from the hard way of the Law that was purchased at the cross.

So it appears that the Queen’s chamber represents the Church. The Grand Gallery just before the King’s Chamber consists of 7 levels of polished pink granite and symbolizes the Millennium. And the King’s Chamber represents eternity. Pyramid buffs see many other significant dates in Christianity foretold in the lengths of the various passageways and chambers, but so far the date of the 2nd Coming has eluded them.

Who Built The Great Pyramid?

The identity of the architect is unknown, but three candidates come to the top of most lists:

1. Eusibius quotes an Egyptian historian named Manetheo who attributes construction to the Hyksos or Shepherd Kings who came from Arabia, conquered Egypt without a battle, destroyed their pagan temples and converted Egypt to monotheism. They built the Great Pyramid and then left for Judea. Job, after whom a book of the Bible is named, might have been part of this group. A generation later the Egyptians reverted to paganism.

2. Some say Enoch, making the Pyramid a pre-flood monument like the nearby Sphinx. If you measure a side from corner to corner in sacred cubits it equals 365.242, the number of days in our year and Enoch’s age when he was raptured. (Because of their concave nature there are three ways to measure a side. One way equals the solar year, as above. The second way equals the sidereal year, slightly longer at 365.256, and the third equals the anomalistic year of 365.259 days. The last two are used mostly in astronomy. If that isn’t astonishing enough for you, keep in mind that none of these measurements would apply until 1300 years later when the length of the Earth’s orbit increased by 5.25 days.)

3. Most popular is Shem, son of Noah. Though born before the Great Flood, Shem outlived 8 of the first 9 generations that followed it, and even outlived Abraham. Some believe Shem was the priest called Melchizedek in Genesis 14.

No matter which of these options appeals to you, the facts remain that the builder knew all the dimensions of Earth and had a command of engineering, astronomy, and mathematics that would be impressive even today. Think of it. This guy knew the weight and curvature of the Earth, the irregularity of that curvature at the poles, the location and size of every land mass and its height above sea level, Earth’s mean temperature, its latitude and longitude scales, the exact direction of true north, the locations of the stars, and the fact that 1300 years later the Earth’s orbit would change, increasing by 5.24 days.

He knew how to make things absolutely level, straight, and square, and how to pre-cut and position gigantic pieces of stone so that when in place they fit so perfectly that every course is level and square even today. He knew how to calculate the coefficients of expansion and contraction and compensate for them. The list goes on. If this guy didn’t have supernatural capability himself, he was certainly assisted by Someone who does.

Belief By Evidence

Like Noah’s Ark, the Sphinx and others, the Great Pyramid may be evidence for generations yet future to us. It’s obvious supernatural design and construction make it a unique witness to the Glory of God.

In Old Testament times people gained and maintained their belief in God through the evidence of His existence. God caused earthquakes, dried up rivers and seas, made city walls fall down, and sent fire and hail on His enemies. And anyone could come to Jerusalem to witness His presence first hand.  Fire from Heaven consumed the sacrifices on the altar. No matter from what direction or with what velocity the wind blew, smoke from the altar always rose straight up into heaven.

According to Jewish tradition, each fall on Yom Kippur the scapegoat was brought before the High Priest and the sins of the nation were transferred to it. While the people watched, a scarlet ribbon was tied from one of the goat’s horns to a door of the Temple. As the goat was led into the wilderness this ribbon was snipped leaving some hanging on the door and some on the goat’s horn. At a designated place the goat was pushed off a cliff to its death. At the moment of the goat’s death the piece of ribbon on the Temple door changed color from scarlet to white fulfilling Isaiah 1:18. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” All these things were plainly visible, irrefutable evidence of God’s presence.

Belief By Faith

When the Lord Jesus came, all that changed. No more great and fearful events to prove God’s existence. The greatest of all had happened. He had come to dwell among us. Following His death the ribbon never changed colors again.

On Resurrection Sunday He rose from the grave having conquered sin and death. That evening He appeared to His disciples in the Upper Room. Thomas was absent and refused to believe the others. The following Sunday He appeared again and this time Thomas was there. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”(John 20:26-29)

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. He was speaking of His Church and the incredible blessings that would accrue to our benefit. The age of belief by faith alone had arrived.

Soon the Church will disappear and the Lord told us that as the end approaches, people on Earth will again see much evidence of His existence. It’ll be like Old Testament times again. Obvious miracles, huge natural disasters, uncontrollable weather, until finally the skies will open and like flashes of lightning that are visible from the East to the West, every eye will behold His Glorious Appearing.

During the time leading up to His return, I believe Noah’s Ark will reappear, and the true origins of monuments like Stonehenge, Easter Island and others will become known as evidence of God’s existence. And one day the Great Pyramid will be restored and once again stand in Egypt as the monument and witness to the Lord that Isaiah prophesied, bringing salvation to the people there. When they cry out to the LORD because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them. (Isaiah 19:20)

In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. The LORD Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.” (Isaiah 19:23-25)  02-19-11

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February 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Gina McCray (21 Feb 2011) “From Qatar, al-Qaradawi repeatedly justified suicide bombings against Israelis. THE PSALM 83 WAR IS COMING!”

This article is very good.

Nando

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/feb2011/ginam221.htm

Gina McCray (21 Feb 2011)
From Qatar, al-Qaradawi repeatedly justified suicide bombings against Israelis.  THE PSALM 83 WAR IS COMING!


We can see the Psalm 83 War coming!
http://www.debka.com/article/20688/
Pray for Israel!
Gina

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February 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

Feb 20, 2011 What does democracy mean for Egyptians?

What is the meaning of democracy for the people of Egypt and what are they thinking about issues of main importance to the world and the US?

Syndicated reporter Frida Ghitis has written a column in the Miami Herald of Feb 20, 2011 that explains a poll by Zogby and projects the results into terms of trends for the future of Egypt. It is a very good article, well written and researched, with very logical and probable conclusions.

Nando

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/20/2074381/reason-to-worry-about-egypts-future.html

MIDDLE EAST

Reason to worry about Egypt’s future

By Frida Ghitis

FJGhitis@gmail.com

Now that the euphoria has started to die down, it’s time for a cold look at Egypt after its people’s victory over dictatorship. President Hosni Mubarak has left power, and the ruling military council promises elections in about six months. That is not a lot of time to change many minds. As a result, there is a good chance that the new Egypt will not resemble what advocates of democracy – in Egypt and abroad – had envisioned for the country’s future.

For starters, a government that truly reflects the people’s views, judging by opinion surveys, would not be a great friend of America. This probably comes as a shocking realization to supporters of Egyptian freedom, who cheered from their U.S. homes for the Tahrir Square demonstrators.

A 2010 poll by Zogby showed that 92 percent of Egyptians consider the United States the greatest threat to the country. Israel came second at 90 percent. Egyptians disapproved of American policies in the Middle East, especially its strong support for Israel. But this survey showed something one doesn’t often see: dislike for the American people. It’s almost cliché, claiming to like the people but not the government or its policies. But this time, a majority of Egyptians told pollsters that they have a negative opinion of the American people, including the president.

True, that was the before President Barack Obama ever-so-gently helped nudge Mubarak from power. But the nudging or, more likely the gentleness, did not win Obama many points. A Gallup poll showed two-thirds of Americans thought the president did a masterful job to manage the crisis. But that view was not shared on the streets of Cairo and Alexandria. There, only 17 percent approved of how Obama’s handling, according to a poll commissioned by the Middle East Institute.

Other than the negative reaction to the president, that poll actually brought a ream of highly encouraging results: Only 15 percent of respondents said they approve of the Muslim Brotherhood and only one percent said they would support a Brotherhood candidate for president. The negative attitudes towards militant Islamic regimes extended beyond Egypt. Only 17 percent said they approve of the Hamas government in Gaza and just 19 percent had a positive view of the Iranian regime. Regarding peace with Israel, 27 percent said they would like the peace treaty scrapped and 37 percent said it should remain. The rest didn’t know or refused to answer.

The MEI poll offers glimmers of hope. But there is a serious problem with it: It was taken only in Cairo and Alexandria. It is not representative of the whole country. It was also conducted by telephone, which means it probably undercounted the views of the very poor. Some 40 percent of Egyptians live on just $2 a day.

A better poll was taken last year by Pew Global, and the results should cause a collective gasp among those who want individual freedoms and true democracy for Egypt and the entire Middle East.

The nationwide survey showed 84 percent of Egyptian Muslims favor the death penalty for people who choose to leave Islam. The results were similar in other countries in the region. That view is plainly incompatible with the most basic principles of liberal democracy, such as freedom of thought, freedom of religion, and freedom of expression.

Egyptians by large numbers also support stoning adulterers and cutting the hands of thieves.

On foreign policy, a government that faithfully reflects the views of its people would move away from some of America’s most important priorities. Last year’s Zogby poll showed 86 percent of Egyptians say Iran has a right to pursue its nuclear program. That, even though the majority said they believe the program aims to produce nuclear weapons. In fact, 79 percent said it would be good if Iran acquired nuclear arms.

These are chilling responses. And they foreshadow a potentially disastrous situation for Washington in the Middle East.

If there is good news, it is that the most energized part of the population is the one that built the revolution. Its young members are also the most passionate advocates of individual rights and moderation. Many of them speak English, have studied in the United States and some, including the most prominent leader, work for American companies.

The public is well-disposed to the people who made the new exhilarating freedom possible. These are the people who now have six months to persuade a majority of Egyptians that their idea of democracy, the one shared by the West, is the one to follow. These are the people who need discrete but effective American support.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/20/2074381/reason-to-worry-about-egypts-future.html#ixzz1EZ2f2Ahq

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February 20, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Feb 19, 2011 The origin of Cousin Bonnie’s ministry is shown in this video.

The origin of  Cousin Bonnie’s ministry is shown in this video.

Her story is one of love that of Jesus for His people.

Bonnie is an unusual spokeswoman, she is articulate and knowledgeable of the Bible and the presence of the Holy Spirit is manifested in her message and the impact it has in the audience.

Nando

http://www.youtube.com/user/GODIsPRECIOUS?feature=mhum#p/f/7/vXwJQKz9B2M

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February 19, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Fbe 19, 2011 WorldNetDaily article Challenge to Obama getting 2nd conference before court

The nation is split, those who believe that Obama is eligible to be President and those who do not. It is not important what the public believes is the case, but what the constitutional law requires.

As such in case of a major disagreement in the system by many courts is the duty of the Supreme Court to debate the case in a constitutionally interpretation of the issue at hand.

That this case is politically a very sensitive issue doe not matter to the Justices. But based in the obvious conflict of interest that this case presents it will have ramifications that could act to undermine the rule of law.

If the court acts in a perceived carelessness to the law it would affect the Moral fiber upon which the Constitution is founded on.

Nando

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=264897

Stunner! Supremes to give eligibility case another look

Challenge to Obama getting 2nd conference before court


Posted: February 17, 2011
2:23 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2011 WorldNetDaily

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) delivers remarks at the Chrysler Indiana Transmission Plant II in Kokomo, Indiana on November 23, 2010. Obama along with Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Kokomo as part of their White House to Main Street tour of areas helped by the Recovery Act and auto industry bailout.   UPI/Brian Kersey Photo via Newscom

In a stunning move, the U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled another “conference” on a legal challenge to Barack Obama’s eligibility to occupy the Oval Office, but officials there are not answering questions about whether two justices given their jobs by Obama will participate. The court has confirmed that it has distributed a petition for rehearing in the case brought by attorney John Hemenway on behalf of retired Col. Gregory Hollister and it will be the subject of a conference on March 4. It was in January that the court denied, without comment, a request for a hearing on the arguments. But the attorney at the time had submitted a motion for Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, who were given their jobs by Obama, to recuse. Should Obama ultimately be shown to have been ineligible for the office, his actions, including his appointments, at least would be open to challenge and question. At the time, the Supreme Court acknowledged the “motion for recusal” but it changed it on official docketing pages to a “request.” And it reportedly failed to respond to the motion. Available to order now! The definitive answer on Obama’s eligibility, in “Where’s The Birth Certificate?” by New York Times best-selling author Dr. Jerome Corsi.Hemenway then submitted a request for a rehearing, pointing out that the situation appeared to be violating the rules of the U.S. Supreme Court.(Story continues below)

 

 

 

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He also argued that if court members continue to “avoid” the dispute they effectively will “destroy the constitutional rule of law basis of our legal system.” “We have not exaggerated in presenting the question of the constitutional rule of law being at stake in this matter,” Hemenway wrote in a petition for rehearing before the high court. “A man has successfully run for the office of president and has done so, it appears, with an awareness that he is not eligible under the constitutional requirement for a person to be president.

 

 

 

Case motion for recusal of Sotomayor and Kagan

“Despite a vigorous campaign that he has conducted to make ‘unthinkable’ the very idea of raising the issue of his eligibility under the Constitution to ‘be’ president the issue has not gone away,” Hemenway said. “Instead it has steadily grown in the awareness of the public. Should we be surprised that he shows no respect for the constitutional rule of law? What else would we expect?” he wrote. The U.S. Supreme Court today did not respond to WND questions today about whether the two justices would participate in the conference, and there was no response to WND’s request that questions be forwarded to the justices themselves about their plans. “The real question here is one of getting members of the judiciary to take seriously the oath that they swore to protect and preserve the Constitution,” Hemenway wrote in his petition for rehearing. “To continue to avoid the issue will destroy the constitutional rule of law basis of our legal system when it is under vigorous assault as surely as if the conscious decision were made to cease preserving and protecting our founding charter.” That the justices are “avoiding” the Obama issue already has been confirmed by one member of the court. It was last year when Justice Clarence Thomas appeared before a U.S. House subcommittee that the issue arose.

 

 

 

Docketing information from Supreme Court

Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., raised the question amid a discussion on racial diversity in the judiciary. “I’m still waiting for the [court decision] on whether or not a Puerto Rican can run for president of the United States,” said Serrano, who was born in the island territory. “That’s another issue.” Yet after Serrano questioned him on whether or not the land’s highest court would be well-served by a justice who had never been a judge, Thomas not only answered in the affirmative but also hinted that Serrano would be better off seeking a seat in the Supreme Court than a chair in the Oval Office. “I’m glad to hear that you don’t think there has to be a judge on the court,” said Serrano, “because I’m not a judge; I’ve never been a judge.” “And you don’t have to be born in the United States,” said Thomas, referring to the Constitution, which requires the president to be a natural born citizen but has no such clause for a Supreme Court justice, “so you never have to answer that question.” “Oh really?” asked Serrano. “So you haven’t answered the one about whether I can serve as president, but you answer this one?” “We’re evading that one,” answered Thomas, referring to questions of presidential eligibility and prompting laughter in the chamber. “We’re giving you another option.” The video: Hemenway’s arguments came in the petition for rehearing that followed the decision last month by the court not to hear the arguments. However, he pointed out in the petition for rehearing that the U.S. Supreme Court appears to have broken its own rules in his case by failing to respond to a pending recusal motion. That circumstance is enough, he argues, for another hearing to be held on the case, and this time without participation by the two justices appointed to the court by Obama. Laurence Elgin, one of the experts working with the Constitutional Rule of Law Fund and website and monitoring the Hollister case, said the attorneys wanted Kagan and Sotomayor to remain out of the arguments since both were appointed to their lifetime posts by Obama and clearly would have a personal interest in the dispute if Obama was found to be ineligible and his actions, including his appointments, void.

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the fourth day of her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 16, 2009. UPI/Kevin Dietsch Photo via Newscom

Hemenway submitted such a motion, but since the motion never was given a response, it should be acted on as if it were granted by the court, the petition for rehearing argues.

“Petitioners would request the court to rehear their petition and in doing so to consider the consequences of their motion for recusal of December 30, 2010 being treated as conceded because it was not opposed in a timely fashion under the rules of this court,” said the document, submitted to the court.

“Rule 21 (4) of the court requires that any motion shall have an opposition to it filed, if one is to be filed, ‘as promptly as possible considering the nature of the relief sought … and, in any event, within 10 days of receipt.’ Thus by January 14, 2011, when petitioners’ petition was denied without comment, the respondents had failed to respond to the motion,” Hemenway wrote.

“Therefore, as a matter of due process of the court, petitioners suggest that the court should have on that day considered the possibility that the motion had been conceded by respondents with an examination of the consequences of that failure,” the brief explains.

“If petitioners are entitled to have their motion for recusal as conceded because of lack of a timely opposition, as petitioners contend is the case, then the court was obliged to make sure that the Justices Sotomayor and Kagan did not participate in the decision. Yet there was no statement that they did not participate,” the brief states.

The brief further argues that because of the lack of a response or acknowledgment by the court, the court should have considered “the law of nations on matters of citizenship such as the phrase in question here as placed in Article II, Section 1, Clause 5, namely, the requirement that a president ‘be’ a ‘natural born citizen.'”

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, President Obama's pick to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, testifies during the second day of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 29, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch Photo via Newscom

The argument continued, “Thus, it would seem, with all due respect, that if the court is required to and does treat the petitioners’ motion for recusal as conceded the court would be required to consider the intent of the Framers of the Constitution in choosing the Article II phrase ‘natural born citizen.’

“That is, of course, assuming that the majority of its members still believe that the intent of the Framers is essential to the constitutional rule of law in this country,” the filing said.

In the original petition to the high court, the pleadings noted that if Obama is not constitutionally eligible, it will create a crisis.

“If proven true, those allegations mean that every command by the respondent Obama and indeed every appointment by respondent Obama, including the appointment of members [Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor] of this and every other court, may be only de facto but not de jure [by right of law],” stated the pleading.

“Further, his signature on every law passed while he occupies the Oval Office is not valid if he is not constitutionally eligible to occupy that office de jure,” it continued.

“Thus, it is not hyperbole to state that the entire rule of law based on the Constitution is at issue. Moreover, it would indicate that the respondent Obama ran for the office of president knowing that his eligibility was at the very least in question,” it continued.

Elgin earlier confirmed that Hemenway, as the attorney of record, got the notice from the court that the certiorari petition was denied without comment. But he said there was nothing from the court on the motion for recusal.

The order on Jan. 18 from the high court simply listed case 10-678, Hollister, Gregory S. v. Soetoro, Barry, et al as “denied” with no explanation.

It appears from the court’s documentation that Kagan and Sotomayor participated in the “conference,” the meeting at which Supreme Court justices determine which cases they will take. On other cases there are notations that Kagan or Sotomayor did not participate, and the Hollister case is without any such reference.

Although proceedings are not public, it is believed that a case must earn four votes among the nine justices before it is heard.

WND reported when another eligibility case attorney who has brought cases to the high court, Orly Taitz, approached Justice Antonin Scalia about the issue.

“Scalia stated that it would be heard if I can get four people to hear it. He repeated, you need four for the argument. I got a feeling that he was saying that one of these four that call themselves constitutionalists went to the other side,” Taitz said.

At that time, the Supreme Court was considered to have a 4-4 conservative-liberal split, with one swing vote on most issues. On the conservative side generally was Chief Justice John Roberts, Justices Samuel Alito, Scalia and Thomas. Justice Anthony Kennedy often is the swing vote. The liberal side frequently included Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter and John Paul Stevens.

Stevens and Souter have departed since then and have been replaced by Obama with the like-minded Kagan and Sotomayor. Presumably, should there be only seven justices in the discussion, three votes might be sufficient to move the case forward.

Hollister’s case is one of the longest-running among those challenging Obama’s eligibility.

Elgin told WND that the case, throughout the district and appellate court levels, never was denied standing, a major hurdle that has torpedoed many of the other eligibility disputes to rise to the level of court opinions.

The petition for rehearing explains that the “certification of live birth” posted online by the Obama campaign in 2008 cannot be cited as proof, since “Sun Yat Sen, the Chinese nationalist leader,” was granted “the same type of document that the respondents have claimed on the Internet and from the White House ‘proves’ that the respondent Obama was born in Hawaii.”

It cited as an example of Obama’s disconnect from the “rule of law” his administration’s “illegal ban on offshore drilling,” which was struck down by Judge Martin Feldman.

“They immediately came back and instituted a further illegal ban, showing no respect for the rule of law at all,” the petition argues.

Further is the recent judge’s ruling in Florida that Obama’s health-care law is unconstitutional.

“The respondent Obama and those working for him have made it clear that they intend to ignore the decision and proceed as if they never opposed it vigorously in court and the decision never happened,” the argument explains.

The Hollister case made headlines at the district court level because of the ruling from District Judge James Robertson of Washington.


Judge James Robertson

In refusing to hear evidence about whether Obama is eligible, Robertson wrote in his notice dismissing the case, “The issue of the president’s citizenship was raised, vetted, blogged, texted, twittered, and otherwise massaged by America’s vigilant citizenry during Mr. Obama’s two-year-campaign for the presidency, but this plaintiff wants it resolved by a court.”

Along with the sarcasm, the evidence pertinent to the dispute was ignored.

The fact that the evidence never was reviewed and the judge based a “biased” decision on “a completely extrajudicial factor”  — twittering — prevented Hollister from having the constitutional rule of law applied, the court file explains.

The motion to recuse explained that federal law requires that judges exclude themselves when circumstances arise that would involve “even the appearance of impartiality.”

“It would seem literally to apply to Justice Kagan in any case since she was serving as Solicitor General during the pendency of this and other cases involving the ineligibility question. The U. S. Attorney did make a brief appearance in this case in the appellate document and did appear in many parallel cases,” the motion said.

The president is represented by a private law firm in the current case.

“Historical analysis establishes, therefore, that … respondent Obama, since his father was a Kenyan of British citizenship and not a U. S. citizen, was not ‘eligible to the office of president,…’ Therefore his appointment of the present Justices Sotomayor and Kagan are not valid appointments under the Constitution and they should not, therefore, be sitting as justices deciding upon our petition if this court itself observes the law it has set out under the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. Otherwise the concept of a rule of law based upon the Constitution, which we contend is at issue in our petition, is being flouted at the very outset of consideration of the petition,” the motion explained.

Neither is Hollister a novice on the issue of eligibility, it explains.

“It is a matter of record that Colonel Hollister, while on active duty in the Air Force, in a career from which he honorably retired, inquired into the legitimacy of President Clinton’s orders because President Clinton participated, while at Oxford, in communist protest marches in Eastern Europe against the Vietnam War at a time when we were at war with communism in Vietnam, something that would seem to violate the Fourteenth Amendment,” the site explains.

While the district judge dismissed the case because it had been “twittered,” the appeals court adopted his reasoning but wouldn’t allow its opinion affirming the decision to be published, the petition explains.

Hollister’s concern rests with the fact that as a retired Air Force officer in the Individual Ready Reserve, it is possible that he could be subject to Obama’s orders.

“If Congress called up the Air Force Individual Ready Reserve the respondent Obama would have to give the order … If, as it appears, those orders would not be lawful, Col. Hollister would be bound … to question them and look to the respondent [Vice President Joe] Biden as constitutionally next in succession for lawful orders,” the pleading said.

The case doesn’t have the “standing” dispute that has brought failure to so many other challenges to Obama’s eligibility, the pleading explains, because Robertson “found that it had jurisdiction of the case, and therefore that petitioner Hollister had standing.”

John Eidsmoe, an expert on the U.S. Constitution now working with the Foundation on Moral Law, has told WND a demand for verification of Obama’s eligibility appears to be legitimate.

Eidsmoe said it’s clear that Obama has something in the documentation of his history, including his birth certificate, college records and other documents that “he does not want the public to know.”

WND has reported on dozens of legal and other challenges to Obama’s eligibility. Some suggest he was not born in Hawaii has he claims; others say his birth location makes no difference because a “natural born citizen” was understood at the time to be a child of two citizen parents, and Obama’s father was subject to the British crown when Barack Obama was born.

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The docket case is listed below

http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/10-678.htm

No. 10-678
Title:
Gregory S. Hollister, Petitioner
v.
Barry Soetoro, et al.
Docketed: November 23, 2010
Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Case Nos.: (09-5080)
Decision Date: March 22, 2010
Rehearing Denied: August 23, 2010
~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nov 22 2010 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 23, 2010)
Nov 22 2010 Appendix of Gregory S. Hollister filed. (Volumes I, II, III)
Dec 22 2010 Waiver of right of respondents Barry Soetoro, et al. to respond filed.
Dec 29 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 14, 2011.
Dec 30 2010 Request for recusal received from petitioner.
Jan 18 2011 Petition DENIED.
Feb 7 2011 Petition for Rehearing filed.
Feb 16 2011 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 4, 2011.

~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
John David Hemenway 4816 Rodman Street, NW (202) 244-4819
Washington, DC  20016
johndhemenway@comcast.net
Party name: Gregory S. Hollister
Attorneys for Respondents:
Marc Erik Elias Perkins Coie, LLP (202)-434-1609
Counsel of Record 700 Thirteenth Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC  20005-3960
melias@perkinscoie.com
Party name: Barry Soetoro, et al.