Thursday, November 15, 2007
Last week, Solana called for the development of an "international enrichment centre." My research later showed me that Russia had already signed an agreement to create an international enrichment center. Quoting from World Nuclear News:
Russia and Kazakhstan have signed an intergovernmental agreement to set up a joint uranium enrichment centre, a first step towards an internationalized nuclear fuel cycle and possible international nuclear fuel 'bank'. The bilateral agreement was signed by Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Russia's Federal Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom), and Baktykozha Ezmukhambetov, Kazakhstan's mineral resources minister, in the presence of Russian and Kazakh presidents Vladimir Putin and Nursultan Nazarbayev. Kiriyenko noted that any country could join the project by signing a similar intergovernmental agreement, thereby securing access to uranium enrichment services and nuclear fuel. Several countries, including Armenia, have expressed interest in joining the project, and a preliminary protocol has already been signed with Ukraine. The plan to establish international enrichment centres would ensure security of supply of nuclear fuel for power plants without countries needing to establish their own fuel production facilities and the associated risks of enrichment technology being used for weapons programmes. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Russia agreed earlier this year to set up a working group on the proposal, and the security of supply issue is scheduled for discussion when the IAEA's Board of Governors meet in June.
I, for one, would like to know where Russia's plans fit with Solana's recent announcement. Javier Solana holds a doctorate in physics. It is difficult for me to believe he did not have prior knowledge of the Russian program!
Liberty Dollar office raided
Originally published 01:42 p.m., November 15, 2007
Updated 01:42 p.m., November 15, 2007
The future of an Evansville-based company that produces a "private voluntary barter currency" known as the Liberty Dollar is in question after federal agents raided the facility this week, according to an e-mail sent by its founder.
Federal officials reportedly raided the group's headquarters, located in a strip mall at 225 N. Stockwell Road, early Wednesday morning and seized documents and precious metals.
FBI Agent Wendy Osborne, a spokeswoman for the FBI's Indianapolis office, directed all questions on the raid to the Western District of North Carolina U.S. Attorney's Office. A spokeswoman there said she had no information on the investigation.
Bernard von NotHaus, the group's monetary architect and the author of the e-mail, did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
Von NotHaus developed the Liberty Dollar in 1998 as an "inflation-proof" alternative currency to the U.S. Dollar, which he has claimed has devalued since the Federal Reserve was established in 1913. The silver medallions are produced by a private mint in Idaho on behalf of Evansville-based Liberty Services, which also issues paper notes which the group says are backed by silver reserves.
Liberty Dollar employees were at the office this morning cleaning up after the raid. They referred all questions to von NotHaus.
According to the e-mail, about a dozen agents arrived Wednesday morning and seized gold, silver, platinum and nearly two tons of recently delivered Ron Paul Dollars. They also took all the files, all the computers and froze the group's bank accounts, the e-mail said.
"We have no money. We have no products. We have no records to even know what was ordered or what you are owed," von NotHaus wrote in the e-mail, which was sent to Liberty Dollar customers. "We have nothing but the will to push forward and overcome this massive assault on our liberty and our right to have real money as defined by the US Constitution. We should not to be defrauded by the fake government money."
The e-mail said the gold and silver that backs up the paper and digital currency was confiscated, as were the dies used to mint the Liberty Dollars themselves. As a result, it warns that recent orders placed for Liberty Dollars may not be filled and it encourages supporters to band together for a class action lawsuit.
The e-mail repeatedly defends the Liberty Dollar as legal.
"You did nothing wrong," von NotHaus wrote. "You are legally entitled to your property. Let us use this terrible act to band together and further our goal to return America to a value based currency."
- Gavin Lesnick http://courierpress.com/news/2007/nov/15/liberty-dollar-office-raided/ ~Sleepless in Seattle
She makes a very important point.
The greek word for temple is naos, "to dwell" .
A synonym is HOLY PLACE.
In II Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the TEMPLE of God, Shewing himself that he is God.
The same word temple or naos is found in Revelation 11:1 Where John is told to "rise and measure the TEMPLE of God ,the altar, and them that worship therin."
Naos or temple is used in I Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the TEMPLE of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the TEMPLE of God him shall God destroy; for the TEMPLE of God is holy, which temple are ye.
DO WALLS HAVE TO BE UP TO FULFILL THE PROPHECY IN II THESSALONIANS? Maybe or maybe not.
There is precedent in Ezra chapter 3. The altar was up and sacrifices made FOR 2 YEARS BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE TEMPLE WAS LAID!
Read the chapter. It was at a time when sons of Israel were terrified because of the people of the lands.
There a altar already built and it has been approximated that it takes no longer than 30 minutes to to air lift it in place on the temple mount.
Watching in Arkansas
I put out a report on Ron Paul which I will make available to anyone who asks. As a result I continued to look at things this morning. Anyone who wants background on the raid should read this information which I sent out this morning to some.
The Deathby link is a rather interesting overview of the situation. The writer appears to support Paul. Not mentioned is that for years Paul was a coin dealer for 12 years, specializing in what is called hard money. He knows the business and probably still has contacts there. Looking over the various websites, I can't accept that they just used Paul's face to sell the coins and there was no connection to Paul.
Hey, you bring out a really nice point about Paul being a coin dealer, as well as he may have known about his face on the coins.
I would guess he did. However, I don't attach any significance to it, since if someone were to put my face on a coin, I think I might even give them a shout-out on the blog!
I support most of Paul's positions (it's the old Libertarian streak in me) but not his bid for President.
The issues I differ with him on are deal-breakers however.
Anyway, good post!
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