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Mar
07

Please Sign this Petition to Support Homeschool Freedom in California. 58,267 signatures so far!

A California Court of Appeal recently decided that homeschooling is illegal in California unless a parent is a certified teacher

HSLDA Petition to repeal California Homeschool decision, If you love homeschool, or are against California’s decision, sign

There are no age requirements to signing (you don’t need to be voting age, drinking age, etc) and this petition has been set up by a law firm, so basically, it’s valid, and will have leverage in a depublishing movement organized by HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association)

Hopefully, it will contribute to the nullification of the decision made in California, and will ensure the safety of our right to home school in American states.

SIGN HERE!

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Feb
26

::This is all to heretical in my view since studying the Bible. Yes, being 18 and havening a lot to learn, I know the difference between the true Christ and spirit of Christ and a god formed in the “heart [that] is deceitful above all else.” The two are not comparable and the later will fall away, but the Faithful and True God will remain::

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Who is Jesus? According to spiritual guru Deepak Chopra, there are three interpretations.

In his book “The Third Jesus,” published this week, Chopra says there is a “sketchy historical figure,” a second “abstract theological creation” and a third Jesus with the highest level of enlightenment — what Chopra calls God-consciousness.

“I want to offer the possibility that Jesus was truly, as he proclaimed, a savior,” Chopra wrote. “Not the savior, not the one and only Son of God. Rather Jesus embodied the highest level of enlightenment.

“He spent his brief adult life describing it, teaching it, and passing it on to future generations,” he said. “Jesus intended to save the world by showing others the path to God-consciousness.”

Chopra, author of more than 50 books and head of the spiritual group Alliance for a New Humanity, describes God-consciousness as “a metaphor for a shift in consciousness that makes Jesus’s teachings totally real and vital.”

He said he began searching for the third Jesus as a child attending a Catholic Irish missionary school in India after being fascinated by what he described at the “most interesting, romantic, passionate, spiritual story of all time.”

“Yet I was struck by the fact that my friends, who were part of the Church, had been indoctrinated into a belief system where guilt was actually a virtue and I couldn’t quite come to terms with that,” Chopra told Reuters in an interview.

“I said to myself there must be a third Jesus, a state of consciousness that I can actually relate to, and I started to really study the New Testament and the Bible,” he said.

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Feb
26

JERUSALEM – The board of a nonprofit organization on which Sen. Barack Obama served as a paid director alongside a confessed domestic terrorist granted funding to a controversial Arab group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a “catastrophe” and supports intense immigration reform, including providing drivers licenses and education to illegal aliens.

The co-founder of the Arab group in question, Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, also has held a fundraiser for Obama. Khalidi is a harsh critic of Israel, has made statements supportive of Palestinian terror and reportedly has worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was involved in anti-Western terrorism and was labeled by the State Department as a terror group.

In 2001, the Woods Fund, a Chicago-based nonprofit that describes itself as a group helping the disadvantaged, provided a $40,000 grant to the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN, for which Khalidi’s wife, Mona, serves as president. The Fund provided a second grant to the AAAN for $35,000 in 2002.

Obama was a director of the Woods Fund board from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002, according to the Fund’s website.  According to tax filings, Obama received compensation of $6,000 per year for his service in 1999 and 2000.

Obama served on the Wood’s Fund board alongside William C. Ayers, a member of the Weathermen terrorist group which sought to overthrow of the U.S. government and took responsibility for bombing the U.S. Capitol in 1971.

Ayers, who still serves on the Woods Fund board, contributed $200 to Obama’s senatorial campaign fund and has served on panels with Obama at numerous public speaking engagements. Ayers admitted to involvement in the bombings of U.S. governmental buildings in the 1970s.  He is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The $40,000 grant from Obama’s Woods Fund to the AAAN constituted about a fifth of the Arab group’s reported grants for 2001, according to tax filings obtained by WND.  The $35,000 Woods Fund grant in 2002 also constituted about one-fifth of AAAN’s reported grants for that year.

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Feb
26

“I’m always amazed by the people who, despite God’s clear and emphatic commands through the Apostle Paul, say things like, “Ah, we need to forget about the differences in our doctrines, and we just need to love one another.” as though those two are consistent goals. Surely they haven’t come to realize that the only way we can love right is to live right, and the only way we can live right is to believe right.”
– Mark Kielar

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Jan
07

Nearly a dozen members of a police SWAT team in western Colorado punched a hole in the front door and invaded a family’s home with guns drawn, demanding that an 11-year-old boy who had had an accidental fall accompany them to the hospital, on the order of Garfield County Magistrate Lain Leoniak.     ::Read More::

Jan
07

By 2014 the Army may issue more than combat gear to deploying soldiers. University of Connecticut researchers are developing an implantable chip that would be injected under soldiers’ skin to help monitor vital health information while they are out in the field.

“It sounds like science fiction but it’s not,” said Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos, professor of chemistry and associate director of the Institute of Materials Science at UConn. “We’re taking components from traditional biology and nanotechnology and trying to marry them.” ::Read More::

 

Oct
19

Buddha is welcome but the Bible is banned at the Bloomington, Ind., city hall after officials booted a display of the Ten Commandments erected by Christians wanting equal treatment with the Far East religion promoted by the Dalai Lama.

A WND request for comment from Mayor Mark Kruzan wasn’t immediately returned, but a team of Christians upset over the promotion of Buddhism told WND they are seeking legal advice about their next step.

The dispute arose over a display of religious statues of Buddha and other items, including religious cloth paintings, erected in the Bloomington City Hall to coincide with a coming visit of the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s leader of Buddhism.

Amy Bernitt, one of the Christians who made arrangements for the Ten Commandments to be made available for a similar display about Christianity, told WND a few hours after the stone tablets were delivered for display in City Hall, “I got a very rude call from public works, telling us the Ten Commandments had been taken down and we need to come get them.”

The tablets were delivered and set up by a volunteer team of Christians after city officials declined to respond to the group’s multiple telephone and e-mail requests about the procedure used to erect the Buddhist display. ::Read More::

 

Oct
19

Students who have parental permission to be treated at King Middle School’s health center would be able to get birth control prescriptions under a proposal that the Portland School Committee will consider Wednesday.

The proposal would build on the King Student Health Center’s practice of providing condoms as part of its reproductive health program since it opened in 2000, said Lisa Belanger, a nurse practitioner who oversees the city’s student health centers.

If the committee approves the King proposal, it would be the first middle school in Maine to make a full range of contraception available to some students in grades 6 to 8, said Nancy Birkhimer, director of teen health programs for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Most middle schoolers are ages 11-13. ::Read More::

 

Oct
18

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice prayed at the Biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ on Wednesday, promoting religion in the quest for Middle East peace during intense diplomacy.

“Being here at the birthplace of my lord and saviour Jesus Christ has been a very special and moving experience,” said the top US diplomat, a devout Christian whose father and grandfather were Presbyterian ministers.

Blanket security was clamped across the West Bank town of Bethlehem, whose tourism lifeline has been hard hit by the violence which erupted following the breakdown of the last US-sponsored peace talks.

Armed Palestinian security officers lined the streets as her armoured convoy swept past shuttered shops and practically empty streets as few locals turned out to see the first visit by a US secretary of state in nearly a decade.

Wearing a light green trouser suit, Rice spent about half an hour inside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, visiting its Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Catholic chapels and the exact spot where Christians believe Christ was born.

She prayed and later emerged, saying her visit had been a personal reminder of the power of religion to heal and reconcile those who live in the Holy Land — where Rice has said it is time for a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

“These great monotheist religions that have inhabited this land together have an opportunity to overcome differences, to put aside grievances, to make the power of religion a power of healing and a power of reconciliation.

“What these great holy sites remind us of is that the three great religions indeed share a common vision of peace and a common vision of our humanity. That is what I will ultimately take away from this visit,” she said.

Palestinian tourism minister Khulud Duaibess, who accompanied Rice and her entourage around the church, told reporters he hoped the visit had inspired the diplomat with new motivation to prepare for a US-sponsored peace meeting.

“I hope it will provide the secretary with new energy to face the challenge of the coming preparation for the conference, which we hope will bring peace to the whole region and the Palestinian territories,” he said.

Outside the church, dozens of wives and mothers of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons rallied calling for the release of their relatives.

Rice then met businessmen and local officials ahead of scheduled talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas for a second time this week and meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.

It was the first visit to Bethlehem by a US top diplomat since Madeleine Albright visited the town in 1999 as Israelis and Palestinians were engaged in the intensive peace talks which broke down a year later at a Camp David summit.

Rice is on a five-day visit to the region, her seventh this year, in an effort to broker agreement between Israel and the Palestinians on the outlines of a peace deal to be negotiated after the meeting in Annapolis, Maryland.

Oct
18

The letters, according to DEBKAfile’s Iranian sources, have been posted to Jewish families in Tehran (where the community numbers some 13,000), Isfahan (under 2,000) and Shiraz (some 4,000). They are captioned: Danger! Danger! Danger! and tell recipients to try and reach the West with all possible speed. Iranian Jews like the rest of the population face grave danger from impending events, the anonymous writers warn.

Wednesay, Oct. 17, President George W. Bush spoke of World War Three if Iran which seeks to destroy Israel gains a nuclear bomb. He said those who helped the Islamic Republic would be held responsible, a broad hint at Russia and China.

The Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert’s sudden trip to Moscow Thursday, Oct. 18, for one day there and back, and the two hours President Vladimir Putin has allotted for their conversation, tie in with these events.

DEBKAfile’s sources report that the meeting was requested by Olmert after he conferred with US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice on the last day of her Middle East shuttle, and with Washington. The prime minister is seeking Putin’s assurance that Russia will not complete construction of Iran’s nuclear reactor at Bushehr or supply the fuel for its activation.

Sources in Washington and Jerusalem decided to strike while the iron is hot, namely straight after Putin’s return from Tehran and before his final commitment to Tehran, in the hope of gaining his personal pledge to leave the reactor unfinished. This would be an important obstacle to Iran’s nuclear plans.

But our sources in Moscow judge these calculations are unrealistic. If Putin did not show his cards to the Iranian leaders in Tehran, they say, there is no chance of him giving Olmert any commitments. The Russian president is playing the world leader to the hilt. He will emphasize to the Israeli prime minister that Moscow has its own interests in the Middle East, just like the US and Israel.

The letters posted to Iranian Jews, our sources report, are not signed; they were postmarked from different towns in America and Europe and from private addresses so as not to raise the suspicions of Iranian security services.

All the same, some were discovered and confiscated, prompting Tehran to accuse Israel and world Zionist organizations of a campaign to scare its Jewish citizens.

In recent months, Iranian officials angrily held up a new Israeli offer of a one-time grant of $10,000 for every Iranian Jew migrating to Israel, over and above the regular grants for other immigrants. Learning of these incentives, the Iranian authorities not long ago ordered the Jewish deputy in the Majlis, Mauris Mo’tamed, to declare that the Jews of Iran cannot be bought for money and would never forsake their country.