For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and [for] my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness [is] great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD [is] near in the valley of decision. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD [will be] the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
More than 1,000 homes have burned in at least 57 wildfires across rain-starved Texas, most of them in one devastating blaze close to Austin that’s still raging out of control, officials said Tuesday.
Australia is to remove the birth of Jesus as a reference point for dates in school history books. Under the new politically correct curriculum, the terms BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini) will be replaced with BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era).
The gay-advocacy group OutServe launched the magazine last Spring and has already produced two editions. The group says its September edition will be available for free at select Army and Air Force bases.
Walking into the Washington Monument on Monday after Hurricane Irene blew through, standing water was found puddled inside the iconic structure’s interior.
In an unprecedented decision, nearly 300,000 people who live in flood-prone areas of New York City were ordered to evacuate Friday as Hurricane Irene sets its sights on the nation’s largest city. New Yorkers, many of them without cars, don’t have much time to get out of the way before the city shutters its subways, buses and trains on Saturday.
‘Son of Sam’ killer David Berkowitz and the apostle Paul have something in common – they were both serial murderers before they met the living Lord Jesus Christ. Listen to what manner of man that Paul (Saul) was – “And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles…As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed [them] to prison.” Acts 8 They also have something else in common – their sins have been paid for on the cross by the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
Four Kassam rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at the Eshkol Regional Council on Wednesday evening in two separate incidents, less than an hour apart. Earlier in the evening, two rockets landed in open land near Ofakim shortly after a Kassam rocket fell in an open field north of the Gaza strip near Ashkelon. No injuries were or damage were reported. At the same time, air raid sirens were also heard in the Beersheba region. A Beersheba city spokesman said that the source of the sirens was from one of the nearby towns and not the city itself.
Diplomats scrambled to avert a crisis in relations between Egypt and Israel on Saturday, and the Israeli government issued a rare statement of regret for the killing of three Egyptian security officers by an Israeli warplane. Tensions between the two countries, which on Saturday led Egypt to announce that it would recall its ambassador from Tel Aviv, reached the worst point since the Camp David peace accords three decades ago, spurred by a burst of violence along their shared border in the Sinai Peninsula. A series of attacks there killed eight Israelis on Thursday; the Israeli government then retaliated against Gaza-based militants, and the three Egyptians died in the crossfire.
Ron Paul narrowly lost the Iowa straw poll last week to Michele Bachmann by a few hundred votes. He spent a fraction that Bachmann spent on advertising and campaigning throughout Iowa. You would never know that seeing as how many in the media are already writing him off as an illegitimate candidate. Like Rodney Dangerfield, […]
Vice President Biden will tout the debt ceiling deal during a trip to China and Japan, two holders of huge amounts of U.S. debt. Biden will travel to top lender China on Wednesday and to Japan, the second-biggest holder of U.S. bonds, on Aug. 22. The vice president “will be in a good position to talk about the very strong deficit package that we concluded here recently,” Undersecterary of the Treasury Lael Brainard told reporters Monday in comments previewing the vice president’s visit.
Will the Children’s Television Workshop give way to same-sex puppet love?
An online campaign is calling for the producers of TV’s “Sesame Street” to allow characters Bert and Ernie to get married in an attempt to “put an end to the bullying and suicides of LGBT youth”, according to the group’s Facebook page. The petition letter adds that “[w]e are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful by allowing Bert & Ernie to marry”, suggesting that the show “even add a transgender character to the show…in a tasteful way”.
President Barack Obama is hosting an Iftar dinner Wednesday evening to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Iftar is the dinner that breaks the holiday’s daily fast.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market joined a sell-off around the world Monday in the first trading since Standard & Poor’s downgraded American debt and gave investors another reason to be anxious. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 250 points minutes after the opening bell on Wall Street. It recovered some of those losses, then fell again and was down 295 points in mid-morning trading.
Many House and Senate conservatives are reviving their battle against federal regulations, claiming that the president hasn’t stopped issuing job-killing rules during the debt ceiling fight. “While Washington and Americans have been focused on the debt ceiling, the Obama administration has continued to roll out more crushing red tape,” said a spokesperson for Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso, who’s been championing the regulation fight.
The U.S. economy is showing signs of slipping back into a recession thanks in part to financial strain at the state and local levels, says Meredith Whitney, head of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group. Whitney, who accurately called the financial crisis of a couple of years ago, said in late 2010 that widespread defaults were possible […]
The unemployment situation across America is bad, no doubt. But for African-Americans in some cities, this is not the great recession. It’s the Great Depression. Take Charlotte, N.C., for example. It is a jewel of the “new South.” The largest financial center outside of New York City, it’s the showcase for next year’s Democratic National Convention. It was a land of hope and opportunity for many blacks with a four-year college degree or higher.
At least one U.S. military serviceman has been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to attack Fort Hood nearly two years after a deadly shooting rampage at the base, Fox News has learned exclusively. Pvt. Naser Jason Abdo, an AWOL soldier from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was arrested by the Killeen Police Department near Fort Hood and remains in custody there.
The wages of sin. For all her talent, she was a role model of the worst kind. And her eight years in the music business mirror a shocking increase in alcohol among women. Figures published in 2009 showed 250 girls were arrested every day for violence, mostly fuelled by alcohol. One in four were aged between ten and 17. In the years Amy was a star, a generation of ladettes was born, out of their heads and out of control, but thinking they were oh-so-cool. Amy’s love of vodka was legendary. Even in her hard-drinking, rock ’n’ roll set, no one had ever seen anyone drink so much of it so fast. In her final few weeks, she had been found comatose several times by her bodyguards after binges.
Glenn Beck, who in June aired his final cable tv show on Fox News, is still on the radio and has found a new way to get his name into the headlines around the globe. Instead of calling the president of the United States a racist, Beck focused on the scores of young people gunned down at a camp in Norway. Beck said the camp reminded him of Adolf Hitler’s infamous Hitler Youth.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Texas schools were back at the center of the argument over whether students should be taught creationism alongside evolution Thursday, even if they weren’t supposed to be. Curriculum standards adopted in 2009 say Texas’ science textbooks must “explore all sides” of the theory of evolution, a specification that conservative religious members then on the board said was intended to require textbooks to discuss creationism and “intelligent design,” the hypothesis that a supreme being engineered the creation and development of humanity.
President Obama must be grinning from ear to ear. not only has the news reported yesterday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is scheming to raise the debt ceiling with no real spending cuts, but if this plan goes through, Senator McConnell will have handed yet more power over to the Executive Branch. It seems […]
Casey Anthony is planning on writing a best-seller, so she can strike it rich on the back of her dead daughter, Caylee. She is also planning on having more babies. Whether or not she plans on letting the new children live is not known, but interesting insights from her prison letters have come to light. While her letters do not reflect any anguish for her dead baby Caylee, she is very focused on being able to “wear sexy underwear again”, and to “have her teeth whitened”. The coldness of her heart is beyond description.