Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Are There Tsunamis in the Bible?

Interesting story---

/PRNewswire/ -- The recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami and the 2004 Indonesian earthquake and tsunami have shocked the world. Dr. Jeffrey Goodman, an archeologist and geologist who has spent years researching the Bible's stories of catastrophe, says that tsunamis that dwarf those of Japan and Indonesia are written about in the Bible. In his new book "THE COMETS OF GOD" Goodman says the Bible tells of a mega-tsunami that occurred in the past and a mega-tsunami that is to occur in the future.

Goodman points out when key phrases in the Bible's account of "Noah's Flood" are properly translated they tell how a comet impact caused a mega-tsunami, which in turn caused the Flood! Physical evidence comes from the 2006 discovery of the 18-mile wide Burckle impact crater at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. A 2008 History Channel documentary about the Burckle crater concludes, "The cause of the Biblical Great Flood may have been a massive three-mile wide comet that crashed into the Indian Ocean 4,800 years ago." Goodman says an impact this large would have caused an earthquake tens of thousands of times more powerful than the Japanese earthquake with tsunami waves about 1000 times higher. Towering tsunamis would have gone out in all directions, even north toward the land of Noah and up the Tigris-Euphrates Valley in Iraq, before slamming into the "mountains of Ararat" in Turkey and falling back to flood the land. Physical evidence for this event comes from unique chevron shaped tsunami deposits that have been found far inland in Africa, Australia and India. These deposits contain deep water shells mixed with unique materials from the comet's impact. One deposit is over 600 feet high, covering an area twice the size of Manhattan.

Astonishingly, Goodman says the Bible prophesies about another impact-triggered mega-tsunami. The Second Trumpet of the Bible's Book of Revelation (Rev 8:8-9) tells how "a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood (the word 'blood' is a metaphor for 'death') and the third part of the creatures in the sea ... died, and the third part of the ships were destroyed." This prophecy describes a comet the size of a mountain hitting the ocean. Geoscientists calculate an oceanic impact would heat the sea water to over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The subsequent fireball of steam and ejecta and tsunamis would affect a large area, killing sea life and destroying countless ships.

Goodman is not the only scientist to relate descriptions of events from the Bible to cosmic impacts. A growing number of astronomers and planetary scientists have begun to write about how the catastrophes of "Revelation" accurately describe different types of cosmic impact.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Uncle Sam Wants to Know: Got Your National ID Ready?

Ready to go on a trip?  How about applying for a job? How about a trip to a National Park?

I thought the National ID card was, ummm,  history.  Apparently not.  It would appear that on May 11 of this year, (yes, 2011), all driver's licenses must adhere to national standards.  It also appears these new national standards could really impact some of our freedoms as well.

Some of the regulations for the Real ID which will become active are really not new.  What is new is the idea that state issued ID cards will no longer be accepted by federal government operations-  like entering a federal building or flying on an airplane.  What is new is a government database.

Originally, these new standards were to be in place by 2008, but due to states' lack of support and the public outrage at the time, the date was moved to 2011.  Many states have passed legislation opposing the Real ID since 2005.

Well, 2011 is here.  Where is the press on this issue? I haven't seen any uproar on this topic.

Gee, wonder if this little gem is still in the government budget this year? Somebody has to pay for this.  Oh, that's right.  You and me.

Read more:

Real ID act goes into effect on May 11
The American Dream

For a moment, imagine a future where you are not able to drive a car, get on a plane, get on a train, vote, enter a federal building, open a bank account or get a job without a national ID card. You don't think that could ever happen in America? Well, you might want to brush up on the Real ID Act because it is going to go into effect on May 11, 2011 unless something is done to stop it. ......

Real ID Final Rule

House Republicans attempt to revive Real ID
by Declan McCullagh

If you're a resident of one of at least 24 states including Arizona, Georgia, and Washington, your driver's license may no longer be valid for boarding an airplane or entering federal buildings as of May 11, 2011. That's the deadline that senior House Republicans are calling on the Obama administration to impose, saying states must be required to comply with so-called Real ID rules creating a standardized digital identity card that critics have likened to a national ID.....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Taxing Fido and Kitty in Georgia Not Such a Good Idea

There's a lot of buzz in the world of our beloved pets as Georgia lawmakers discuss taxing pet owners if the pets are seen by veterinarians.  Medical products such as prescriptions for veterinary products are already taxed.

Georgia House Bill 385 Section 3-3 would add a tax for not only the services veterinarians provide like examinations, but also includes taxes on the labor costs of hair cuts, shoe repair, lawn care, home repair and other professional services.  Does it really make sense to pay a tax on renting a safety deposit box or a service contract for household appliances? 

Many veterinarians believe that taxing their services will not dramatically add to the bottom line for state revenues.  Instead, it has the potential of reducing pet care.  Many families are struggling to survive, and adding the projected 7-9% on to the costs of services could have a negative impact on not only veterinarians, but also to small business owners.

In reading the bill in its current state, it is interesting to note veterinarians' services are lumped in to services like watch or auto repair.  Should the well being of animals be in this bill?

Included in this bill is the beginning of overhauling the Georgia tax codes by reducing rates for individuals, and raising sales taxes. Read more about it and think how this bill will affect your bottom line. 

Read more about the bill:

Read the bill:

Read the bill and then urge your representative to oppose HB 385.  I just don't think its the right bill in its current form.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

But I Have a Prescription!

The new year has brought so much to my life already.  Even though the winter storm has kept me off the streets and huddling in the house, I have much to be really thankful for.  I love the fact that I have food and electricity.  Heck, I even have a prescription that I can't use!

The wonderful new rules for the Flexible Health Savings Account has me fuming and the house is staying toasty comfy with just the heat I am generating. 

Depending on the FSA has been a wonderful treat for me over the past several years.  I can have money taken out of my hard earned paycheck and have it just waiting for me to use on health care.

In November, I was aware the new rules for 2011 would no longer allow the purchase of over the counter medicines with the FSA unless a kind physician wrote a prescription.  So, I adjusted the FSA and have had to guess just how sick the family will get this year.  I sure hope the crystal ball I used was still in warrenty!

Off to the doctor we go after January 1st and, oops, he recommended an over the counter medicine to help with a minor issue.  He wrote the prescription as he also is aware of the new law and he knows I have a FSA account.

Happily, with my prescription for an over the counter medicine in hand, I skip off to the pharmacy.  Proudly, I hand in the prescription to the pharmacist along with the prescribed over the counter medicine.

"Uh, what do you want me to do with this?"

"Well," I smiled, "my FSA says I have to follow the new rules for 2011 and have a prescription for the over the counter medicine.  Here it is."

"I can't do anything with the prescription.  It's over the counter," replied the not-so-smiling pharmacist.

"I know. This documents that I have a doctor's recommendation to use it.  So, run it through the FSA wonder machine."

The kind pharmicist scratched his head and agreed to do so.

Guess what? The wonder FSA folks won't accept the purchase because it is OVER THE COUNTER. 

But, I have a prescription.

Wonder how long it will be before someone who can make decisions about the rules will figure out there's a slight problem with the system?  Will it be when they try to buy the over the counter aspirin to counter the pounding headache they get from all the irate prescription holding common folk?

It kind of feels like getting all dressed up with no place to go.  Hmm, just like this week with the major winter storm.  But, lucky me, I have a prescription.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Forced" to Promote Obamacare?

What?  According to a story on, the Obama Administration has been forced to purchase ads just to try and convince Americans the new healthcare laws are good for us?

Just got to read this.....

Obama Admin Purchases Google Ads to Promote ObamaCare
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | | 12/17/10 1:46 PM

Forced to contend with the unpopularity of the ObamaCare health care law that fails to prohibit abortion funding, the Obama Administration has been forced to purchase Google ads to promote it.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is purchasing keyword ads on Google using the infamous ObamaCare description......

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wikileaks Legacy

Leaking of sensitive documents is not new, however, the extent of the leaks due to modern technology makes them have much more punch.  Thought you'd be interested in reading the following story released by Duke University.......

Wikileaks Legacy
By Jackie Ogburn

The Wikileaks release of classified diplomatic cables may have the same influence that the Pentagon Papers did four decades ago, said a panel of Duke faculty Tuesday.

"There is an arc between the Pentagon Papers and Wikileaks, each beginning a new age of information," said Philip Bennett, professor of journalism and public policy and former managing editor of The Washington Post. "The release of the Pentagon Papers led to a new period in the relationship of the government and the press. WikiLeaks may do the same."

Four Duke professors spoke at the Sanford School of Public Policy Tuesday amid the breaking news of the arrest of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange on charges of sexual assault. The panel attracted a crowd of students, faculty and community members that filled a classroom and an adjacent overflow room.

Panelists included Bennett, Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy and member of the National Security Council during the Bush administration, and Ambassador Patrick Duddy, Latin American specialist with the State Department and U.S. Diplomat in Residence at Duke. Vice Provost of International Affairs Gilbert Merkx served as moderator.

On Nov. 28, WikiLeaks posted 220 documents on its website, the first of a cache of more than 250,000 documents of confidential American diplomatic cables. More cables had been made available to mainstream news outlets, including The New York Times and The Guardian.

Publication of leaked classified material is not new, the panelists said. For example, journalist Bob Woodward ferrets out White House secrets and gets a book contract, with no aggressive investigation into those leaks, even though some of the information revealed in his book might be of a higher classification than the diplomatic cables.

However, WikiLeaks presents a new way for secrets to enter the public domain, Bennett said. It has an anonymous online drop-box, which can serve to shield the leaker's identity. In the past, a leaker's identity was at least known to the reporter to whom he divulged classified information. WikiLeaks has suffered from denial of service attacks and the arrest of its founder.

Bennett believes there are at least two different stories, one of the content released and another about how the leaks are distributed and the response to the methodology. Not all media had initial access to the documents, which influenced how they focused their reporting.

"There are three elements in WikiLeaks not found in the Pentagon Papers," Bennett said. "WikiLeaks are international, decentralized and deinstitutionalized. They are by individual actors that are difficult to control."

Ambassador Duddy's point of view reflected his career in diplomacy.

"Someone with access and authorization to see the materials downloaded them and passed them to an unauthorized person. That is a criminal act." He sees the release as damaging to the practice of diplomacy, which depends on candid reporting from the field. "The cables themselves are contributions to the conversation, not policy, which enrich the thinking of the policy makers."

Duddy's concern is that "publicizing of these private conversations hurts the confidence and safety of those who speak to us. For those for whom speaking to us at all is a risk, to expose them seems profoundly irresponsible." It will make diplomacy harder in the future.

The cables do underscore that the current administration has a robust international diplomacy, and is intending to deal with the difficulties laid at its doorstep. Duddy said that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reached out to foreign leaders on this matter, although reportedly she was told, "You should hear what we say about you."

"I divide the impact of the WikiLeaks into the good, the bad and the ugly," said Feaver. "It is good for Julian Assange, as it glorifies him and he sees himself as a hero. It is also good for scholars, at least those who don't want to go into government, as they have access to the information 20 years early. It's good for Israel, as if proves what they have been saying, that what Arab leaders say to the West is different from what they say to the street."

Feaver characterized the leaks as bad for diplomacy and also for the Obama administration, because "it happened on his watch." It revealed a lack of "message discipline" between the State Department and the Department of Defense, and the Department of Justice has been slow to respond.

"It's also not so good for the mainstream media," Feaver asserted. "Like Matt Drudge, WikiLeaks can bypass the mainstream media." Bennett disagreed, saying that reporters and experts are needed to interpret the information and put it in context. In additional, traditional media do consult with the White House and consider the risk of damage to national security.

For the ugly, Feaver said further leaks will be hard to prevent because of technology. The system is vulnerable because of changes to prevent stove-piping of information after 9/11. He also saw the action of the U.S. government forbidding employees from going to the WikiLeaks website as part of the ugly. "It's not so good for Assange, with his arrest and attacks on the site by other vigilantes. We're entering an uglier phase of the story," he said.

The event was sponsored by the Duke University Center for International Studies, (DUCIS) along with the DeWitt Wallace Foundation for Media and Democracy, Duke University's American Grand Strategy Program and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Uncle Ted Thinks the World Families Should be Limited to One Child

Do as he says, not as he has done.

Very interesting statement from a man who has five children------

Ted Turner Suggests One Child Policy
By DarkGovernment (Reporter)

December 7, 2010 8:40
Originally published on

Climate change and population control can make for a politically explosive mix, as media mogul Ted Turner demonstrated Sunday when he urged world leaders to institute a global one-child policy to save the Earth’s environment......

Friday, November 19, 2010

'Don't Touch My Junk' - New Rap Song Released by Michael Adams, the Health Ranger

It was only a matter of time.....

/PRNewswire/ -- The socially conscious rap artist who released the wildly popular "I Want My Bailout Money" song in 2008 has just announced his latest song that takes aim at Big Brother's X-rated airport pat-downs: "Don't Touch My Junk" is being released today as a free download at

Created by Michael Adams (the "Health Ranger"), "Don't Touch My Junk" exposes the aggressive, obscene pat-down procedures now being used by the TSA on air travelers. The song is based on real dialog from traveler John Tyner who secretly recorded his conversation with TSA officials who tried to perform an "aggressive pat-down" on him. He tells them, "Don't touch my junk, or I'll have you arrested."

Rapper Michael Adams, also the editor of the pro-health freedom website, incorporated those words into a clever rap song that puts a comedy spin on the issue while delivering a powerful pro-freedom message.

The song and video are available for free at:

The music video is also available at: http://www.NaturalNews.TV/

"This song is about reminding people to invoke their Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches," says Adams, who adds, "airports are not Constitution-free zones."

The song, which is definitely not for children, features edgy lines about "man junk" and TSA molestation. It also borrows phrases from mainstream pop songs including "My Humps" (Black Eyed Peas) and "Don't Touch This" (MC Hammer).

Popular radio host Alex Jones is also prominently mentioned in the song, along with the Fourth Amendment and the U.S. Bill of Rights.

Adams has emerged as a musically talented journalist-turned-rapper who achieved popular grassroots success with the recent release of his song and music video, "Just Say No to GMO" (, which has achieved nearly 400,000 views across the 'net.

Adams, also known as the "Health Ranger," creates songs that capture popular sentiments about socially important causes such as civil rights, the psychiatric drugging of children and the safety of the national food supply. All his songs are offered as free MP3 downloads, and Adams earns no income or royalties from the songs.

"This song is about communicating an important message on civil liberties. Allowing our own government to finger our junk and molest our wives and children is irreconcilable with the liberties protected by the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights," Adams says.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Documentary Exposes the Threats to American Parental Rights

/PRNewswire/ -- and Watchman Cinema are proud to announce the release of "The Child: America's Battle for the Next Generation" on Saturday, November 20, 2010.

The 90-minute documentary explores the current state of parental rights in America. The goal of the production is to bring awareness to the seldom-visited issue of parental rights. With the grassroots efforts of, over 300 venues have been booked to premiere this compelling documentary on or around November 20, with the hopes of educating the general public.

"'The Child' will fill this void of unawareness by explaining the situation," Director Grace Tate wrote on the documentary website. "… [Parental rights] are not just an issue – this is a battle for the future."

In 2009, President Obama's administration vowed support for a variety of UN bodies and treaties including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. With the "best interest of the child" standard outlined in the Convention pushed by Senator Barbara Boxer (CA), U.S. Representative to the UN, Susan Rice, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the treaty would grant the government authority to override parental decisions at the state level.

"The Supreme Court held parental rights at a high level in 1925 with Pierce v. Society of Sisters," Farris explains. "But in 2000, the Court really messed up with Troxel v. Granville when parental rights were deemed non-fundamental."

Under the Supremacy Clause (Article VI) of the U.S. Constitution, ratified treaties preempt state law. Since virtually all laws in the U.S. regarding children are state laws, this treaty would negate nearly 100% of existing American family law. The U.S. Constitution is silent on the subject of parental rights, leaving them unprotected against activist judges or the federal treaty power.

"The government gets to decide what is best for children on any subject whatsoever," Farris says. "That's how the Convention works; the government wins all the time."

Featured in the film are interviews with professors, congressmen, coalition leaders, parents and children hailing from all across the country. The Watchman production team, comprised of homeschooled students and graduates from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, traveled for months gathering interviews and conducting research on this topic with professional movie-quality equipment.

Parental rights are an issue that motivated many activists in this month's elections, while going largely uncovered by the national media. With close to 160 Congressmen already committed to the Parental Rights Amendment in the House for the 112th Congress, the Amendment promises to be on the agenda in both the House and the Senate next year.

The first premiere will be held at Blue Ridge Bible Church in Purcellville, Virginia on Saturday, November 20. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Preview the trailer at

Monday, November 8, 2010

States' Rights Took Beating Almost 100 Years Ago

I came across an interesting fact that the 17th Amendment changed the voting of senators from the states' legislatures to mimic the general population vote of the House.  Was that intended to give the people more of a voice?

So, states' rights were diminished in 1913.  Wonder how that will play out as the federal government takes on more power and control of our citizens' lives?