Monday, October 30, 2006

My Way News - Scientists Uncover New Bird Flu Strain
AP reports: "Scientists have discovered a new strain of bird flu that appears to sidestep current vaccines. It's infecting people as well as poultry in Asia, and some researchers fear its evolution may have been steered by the vaccination programs designed to protect poultry from earlier types of the H5N1 flu." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]
My Way News - Iran Warns of Response to Nuke Sanctions
AP reports: "Iran's firebrand president warned on Monday that his country would respond with an 'appropriate and firm response' to any U.N. sanction over its nuclear program."

Saturday, October 28, 2006

EuroNews - Europe's drive to re-open the road map for peace: The EU's foreign policy chief Javier Solana has called for Middle-East leaders to get peace talks up and running again. [Covenant With Many, Daniel 9:27]
My Way News - Egyptian Troops Deploy Along Gaza Border
AP reports: "Up to 5,000 Egyptian soldiers deployed near the Egypt-Gaza border Saturday after reports of a possible Israeli 'smart bomb' attack on suspected smuggling tunnels, security officials said."
My Way News - Abbas Seeks to Bolster Loyalist Forces
AP reports: "Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hopes to beef up his loyalist forces with Palestine Liberation Organization troops stationed in Jordan, Palestinian officials said, as rival Palestinian factions bolstered their ranks in anticipation of a feared civil war."

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Island states seek aid from rising tides -
Reuters reports: "Aid and scientific groups have warned that millions in the Asia-Pacific region may be made homeless by sea level rises of up to 50 cm (19.7 inches) by 2070." [Roaring Seas and Tides, Luke 21:25]

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Space Weather - Comet Outburst reports: Astronomers report that Comet Swan has suddenly increased in brightness 4-fold, from magnitude +6 to +4.5. This makes it a naked-eye object in dark skies and a lovely sight through backyard telescopes. [Signs in the Stars, Luke 21:25]
Yahoo News - Biometric device used to pay for meals
AP reports, "Colleges and high schools have used fingerprint scanners to stop non-students from sneaking into dining halls and gyms. Now elementary schools are joining in, hoping that biometric devices are a good way to keep lines moving and pay for meals." [Mark of the Beast, Rev 13:16-18]

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

My Way News - Spain Says Mideast 'Road Map' Stalled
AP reports: "A leading European voice on the Middle East said Tuesday that the 'road map' for peace in the long-suffering region had fatally stalled, but Israeli and Palestinian officials were quick to brand his comments as overly pessimistic." [Mideast Peace/Covenant With Many, Ezekiel 38:7-13; Daniel 9:27]
My Way News - Moderate Earthquake Strikes Turkey
AP reports: "A moderate earthquake struck northwest Turkey on Tuesday, shaking parts of Istanbul, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported." [Quakes, Matthew 24:7]

Monday, October 23, 2006

My Way News - Riots mar Hungary 1956 uprising commemoration
AP reports: "Hungarian police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of anti-government protesters on Monday, marring commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the 1956 uprising against Soviet rule." [Nations in Distress, Luke 21:25]

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Wired News - Get Your Daily Plague Forecast
Wired reports, "The new Healthmap website digests information from a variety of sources ranging from the World Health Organization to Google News and plots the spread of about 50 diseases on a continually updated global map." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]
My Way News - Scientists Say Hawaii Hit by Two Quakes
AP reports: "Scientists are investigating whether a magnitude-6.0 earthquake that rocked Hawaii within minutes of Sunday's 6.7 temblor was a separate quake and not an aftershock." [Quakes, Matthew 24:7]

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

My Way News - Bush: U.S. Will Stop N. Korea Nuke Moves
AP reports: "President Bush said Wednesday the United States would stop North Korea from transferring nuclear weapons to Iran or al-Qaida and that the communist regime would then face 'a grave consequence.'" [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6]

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

My Way News - N. Korea Apparently Preparing Nuke Test
AP reports: "Satellite images indicate North Korea appears to be getting ready for a second nuclear test, officials said Tuesday, as the defiant communist regime held huge rallies and proclaimed that U.N. sanctions amount to a declaration of war." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6]

Monday, October 16, 2006

Houston Chronicle - 30 more countries could have nukes soon
AP reports: "The head of the U.N. nuclear agency warned Monday that as many as 30 countries could soon have technology that would let them produce atomic weapons 'in a very short time,' joining the nine states known or suspected to have such arms." [Rumors of War & Fear for the Future, Matthew 24:6 & Luke 21:26]

Sunday, October 15, 2006

My Way News - Strong Quake Knocks Out Power in Hawaii
AP reports: "A strong earthquake shook Hawaii early Sunday, jolting residents out of bed and causing a landslide that blocked a major highway. Ceilings crashed at a hospital, and aftershocks kept the state on edge." [Quakes, Matthew 24:7]

Friday, October 13, 2006

My Way News - Ban Named Next U.N. Secretary-General
AP reports: "The U.N. General Assembly appointed South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general Friday, and the veteran diplomat who grew up during a war that divided his country pledged to make peace with North Korea a top priority." [Global Government, Rev 13:7; 17]
My Way News - WHO: Plague Outbreak in Congo Kills 42
AP reports: "Pneumonic plague is suspected to have broken out in two areas in Congo, causing a reported 42 deaths, the World Health Organization said Friday. WHO said it had received reports of 626 cases, mostly in the town of Wamba in northern Oriental province." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]

Thursday, October 12, 2006

My Way News - Merits of Novel Bird Flu Vaccine Studied
AP reports: "A unique study suggests there may be a way to kick-start people's protection against bird flu just in case it triggers a worldwide outbreak years from now." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]
BBC News - Air passengers 'could be tagged'
BBC reports, "Electronically tagging passengers at airports could help the fight against terrorism, scientists have said." [Mark of the Beast, Rev 13:16-18]
ISN Security Watch - China adapts to US defense transformation
ISN reports, "In response to increased US military presence and changes in US military strategy in the Asia-Pacific region, China is modernizing its armed forces to counter US power projection capabilities." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6; Kings of the East, Rev 16:12]

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Christian Today - Pakistan Earthquake Homeless Face Winter Crisis, Warns Church World Service

CWS reports: "Church World Service (CWS) has warned that as many as 400,000 people in northern Pakistan and Kashmir are still without permanent shelter following last year’s massive earthquake and now face a major health crisis in the onslaught of a predicted early and harsh winter." [Quakes, Matthew 24:7]
My Way News - Jupiter Tiny Spot Goes From White to Red
AP reports: "Just a little more than a year ago, the small spot on Jupiter was a pale white; now it matches the reddish hue of its bigger sibling, the Great Red Spot, and boasts 400 mph winds, according to new data from the Hubble Space Telescope."

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Franklin Graham slams Islamic jihad against Christians - Jerusalem Newswire
AP reports: "The Rev. Franklin Graham, son of renowned American evangelist Billy Graham, took another swipe at Islam this week, blasting the so-called 'religion of peace' for teaching its followers to 'persecute' others until they convert." [Believers Persecuted, Matthew 24:8]
Abdullah looks to strengthen hold on Temple Mount
Jerusalem Newswire reports: "Jordan's King Abdullah II is looking to strengthen Islam's hold over Jerusalem's Temple Mount by adding a fifth minaret to the site." [Holy Site/Temple Mount, Matthew 24:15; 2 Thess.2:4;Daniel 9:27]
My Way News - Hamas Rejects Demands in Qatar Proposal
AP reports: "Qatar's attempt to end a growing crisis in the Palestinian territories appeared to end in failure Tuesday after Hamas rejected the plan's key demands that it recognize Israel and renounce violence." [Mideast Peace, Daniel 9:27]
My Way News - Google Snatches Up YouTube for $1.65B
AP reports: "The founders of YouTube Inc. built this year's standout Web phenomenon by figuring out how to make online video sharing easier than ever. What they hadn't yet figured out was making money from their site. Google Inc. (GOOG) took that problem off their hands Monday, by agreeing to buy the site for $1.65 billion." [Global Community, Rev 11:19]
My Way News - Study: 655,000 Iraqis Die Because of War
AP reports: "A controversial new study contends nearly 655,000 Iraqis have died because of the war, suggesting a far higher death toll than other estimates." [Wars and Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6]
Panel backs Korean to succeed Annan - Chicago Tribune
The Washington Post reports: "The UN Security Council voted unanimously Monday for South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki Moon to be secretary general, endorsing a discreet political survivor for the world's top diplomatic job. A formal vote by the 192-member UN General Assembly is expected to confirm Ban's selection, perhaps within a week." [Global Government, Rev 13:7; 17]
My Way News - Quake Raises Fears of 2nd N. Korea Test
AP reports: "A strong earthquake in northern Japan on Wednesday may have led the Tokyo government to suspect North Korea had conducted a second nuclear test, while key powers mulled punitive action against the communist nation for its first atomic blast." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6]

Sunday, October 08, 2006

My Way News - North Korea Says Nuclear Test Successful
AP reports: "North Korea said Monday it has performed its first-ever nuclear weapons test. U.S. and South Korean officials could not immediately confirm the report." [Wars and Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6]
WorldNetDaily: Should presidents be allowed to serve more than 2 terms?

At issue: the XXIIth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. That amendment states in part:

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.
If the proposed CJR (from Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Jim Sensenbrenner) gets the two-thirds of Congress and three-fourths of the States, then that language will be stricken, and in theory a person could get elected and re-elected and re-re-elected for life--as Franklin D. Roosevelt did.

The Beast from the Sea [Revelation 13:1-7] will most likely be one of three people:

  1. A European politician, or
  2. The chairman-of-the-board and CEO of a major transnational corporation, or
  3. An American politician.
If this repeal passes, then Option 3 above becomes that much more likely.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

My Way News - Dengue Fever Outbreak Kills 39 in India
AP reports: "Since the dengue season began as the monsoon season tapered off in late August, 2,900 cases have been reported across India with 39 people dying from the disease, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss said Thursday." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]
My Way News - Outlook grim for resolving Mideast conflict: report
Reuters reports: "The international community must try to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict to stop the Middle East, already mired in its worst crisis in years, sliding further into turmoil, a respected think tank said on Thursday." [Covenant With Many, Daniel 9:27]
My Way News - Extremists planned mass Prague murders: paper
AP reports: "Islamic extremists planned to kidnap dozens of Jews in Prague and hold them hostage before murdering them, the daily Mlada Fronta Dnes reported on Friday." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6]

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

My Way News - Americans Sweep Nobel Prizes So Far
AP reports: "Of the three Nobel Prizes announced this week, the five different researchers share one decidedly common trait: They're all American. The members who cast the ballots for the winners of the prizes in medicine, physics and chemistry aren't surprised." [Knowledge Increases, Daniel 12:4]
My Way News - Quake Shakes Up Water Table in Maine
AP reports: "Monday's earthquake lowered the water level by 3 1/2 feet at one location in a national park, an unusual event, but one that wasn't expected to hurt the water supply, officials said." [Quakes, Matthew 24:7]
My Way News - Oxfam: Quake Survivors Face Harsh Winter
AP reports: "A year after a devastating earthquake struck northern Pakistan, more than 1.8 million survivors face a second harsh winter in makeshift shelters and tents, the aid group Oxfam International said Wednesday. A magnitude-7.6 quake struck Pakistan's northwest and its portion of Kashmir on Oct. 8, 2005, leaving more than 80,000 people dead and over 3 million others homeless." [Quakes, Matthew 24:7]
My Way News - Asia Confronts North Korea on Nuke Test
AP reports: "North Korea's neighbors scrambled Wednesday to forge a common front against Pyongyang's threatened nuclear test, with South Korea warning of a regional atomic arms race that could upend the regional balance of power." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6]
My Way News - Jewish, Tatar Gravestones Vandalized
AP reports: "Vandals painted swastikas on more than 100 Jewish and Tatar gravestones in a central Russian city and overturned many others - the latest in a string of anti-Semitic, racist and hate crime vandalism across the nation, police officials said Wednesday." [Wickedness Increases, Matthew 24:12]
My Way News - 'Al-Qaida in Palestine' Posts Web Video
AP reports: "A group calling itself al-Qaida in Palestine posted a Web video Wednesday denouncing those who 'work in the service of the Jews.'" [Wars and Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6]
My Way News - Iran: Sanctions Won't Derail Enrichment
AP reports: "President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Wednesday that sanctions will not stop Iran from enriching uranium after a European negotiator conceded 'endless hours' of talks had made little progress and suggested the dispute could wind up at the U.N. soon." [Persia/Iran, Ezekiel 38:5]
My Way News - Mosquito-Borne Diseases Kill 87 in India
AP reports: "Outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases in northern and southern India left ordinarily overburdened hospitals and clinics swamped with patients Wednesday, and officials reported at least 87 deaths." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

My Way News - New Delhi Urges Calm After Outbreak
AP reports: "Authorities in New Delhi on Tuesday called for calm after an outbreak of dengue fever killed 15 people and infected hundreds of others in the capital and other parts of northern India." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]

Monday, October 02, 2006

My Way News - Man Storms Amish School, Kills 3, Self
AP reports: "A milk-truck driver carrying three guns and a childhood grudge stormed a one-room Amish schoolhouse Monday, sent the boys and adults outside, barricaded the doors with two-by-fours, and then opened fire on a dozen girls, killing three people before committing suicide." [Wickedness Increases, Matthew 24:12]
My Way News - Ban Ki-Moon Cements Hold on U.N. Post
AP reports: "South Korea's foreign minister cemented his position as the near-certain successor to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday, the only one of six candidates to escape a veto in an informal Security Council ballot." [Global Government, Rev 13:7; 17]