Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Render to Caesar what is Caesar's and what is God's, render to God
Enjoy and comment on this. The Youtube address may be directly linked by clicking here. Many in this audience have followed my work against the New Age Movement since its earliest days in the early 1980's.
This afternoon, Governance Studies at Brookings will hold a forum focused on the privacy, safety and national security implications of drones in American airspace. A panel of experts will address the challenge of realizing the many potential benefits of drones while minimizing the risks that will accompany their growing use.
You can watch the live webcast at 2:00 PM EDT, and follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #BIDrones.
Vice President and Director, Governance Studies
Target practice! ;^)
Here's something interesting put out by Citizen's United (which I haven't totally vetted yet, but they look legit - associated with Breitbart?):
"Occupy Unmasked" - A documentary film coming this spring that shows the radical roots of the Occupy Movement. Probably not anything about the New Age angle in this film, but it will be interesting nonetheless.
As are most of the major threats to the world at large, the threat posed by the Occupy movement has two prongs - the radical, revolutionary element that seeks to destroy the current political structures, and the New Age, "Unify or else" spirit of a world religion that seeks to destroy the current religious order based on fundamentalist (Biblical) truth.
Anything that exposes either tactic is a good thing.
Ian McDonald, a marketing vice-president at Aeryon, the Canadian company that produces the Scout drone, says with a few taps on a tablet guide, the 3-lb. aircraft can take off in 40-km/h winds. March 4, 2012. (Sun News Network)
There's a hum in the sky above Waterloo, Ont., where small unmanned aircrafts are being developed and tested.
Drones, as they are known, have become synonymous with covert military operations overseas, spying on enemy positions and over troublesome countries.
Now the market for this technology is poised to take flight at home.
The commercial demand for unmanned aerial vehicles - or UAVs for short - in North America is growing, from police agencies to energy companies finding new ways to use eyes in the skies. And a Canadian company is at the forefront.
A recent U.S. Aerospace and Defence study predicted the worldwide military and commercial market for UAVs in the next 10 years will total $94 billion, and Aeryon, in Waterloo, is ready to cash in.
Ian McDonald, a marketing vice-president at the company that produces the micro-aircraft small enough to fit in a backpack, said his company's drones are already widely used commercially but that the applications are so far only touching the surface.
Since 2007, Transport Canada has issued 293 flight certificates, allowing for 1,000 civilian drones to be used in Canada.
"You can think of the system as a flying camera," says McDonald. "It can carry thermal cameras, high-res still camera, video camera with 10x optical zoom."
McDonald says if you can use Google maps, you can fly a drone. With a few taps on a tablet guide, he demonstrates how Aeryon's 3-lb. Scout can take off in 40-km/h winds.
The Aeryon Scout made international headlines last summer when the Libyan rebels purchased one for $100,000. They learned to use the technology in 20 minutes and were instantly able to gather video intel from the air on Gadhafi compounds.
Their ease of use and range of applications make micro-drones easy to be employed by fire and emergency response teams for search-and-rescue mission, as well as by oil and gas companies to survey land from above.
Halton Regional Police, in Ontario, began using an UAV last spring, mostly to photograph collision scenes and to aid search and rescue operations. In February, a Halton police drone hovered over the fatal Via rail crash in the region to get instant aerial images. Wildlife and forestry officials are also using the technology to help track their wide expanses without the need of more expensive aircrafts.
"You can observe what a person is carrying, a stick or a shovel, and if you get closer you can even do facial recognition," says McDonald.
It's that kind of claim that worries privacy advocates.
Security expert Alex Holstein said the technology could too easily allow users to infringe on personal liberties.
"Citizens should always be aware of what their government are investing in and civil libertarians particularly need to keep an eye on things to ensure there aren't abuses of the technology," Holstein says.
But, unlike military uses overseas where drones collect information on bad guys from above, in Canada there are rules to protect the rights of those on the ground from such eyes in the skies, says McDonald. Drones are not permitted for civilian surveillance or to collect personal information.
"We notify regulatory bodies anytime we are going to fly, just like when you are going up in an aircraft," he says. "So while there is the potential that someone will use the system for other purposes there is a high cost to doing that."
More guilt and fear mongering over that cup of coffee, hamburger, etc.
On April 4, Governance Studies at Brookings will hold a forum focused on the privacy, safety and national security implications of drones in American airspace. A panel of experts will address the challenge of realizing the many potential benefits of drones while minimizing the risks that will accompany their growing use.
The event will be webcast and live Tweeted at hashtag#BIDrones. After the program, speakers will take audience questions.
@BrookingsGSr Are #drones coming to a sky near you? @johndvillasenor examines http://brookin.gs/RpwU
If it's my old yahoo account, I am aware of the problem. The account has been cloned and someone is sending emails with bogus links. I have notified yahoo, but would suggest removing that email as a address for me. I only use the gmail account found in my blogger signature at this time.
Some info on the French village that is suppose to be the`go to `place to survive 2012!
Yes, they have been in the New Age vanguard since the 80s when Constance first started researching.
Annoy was me and couldn't get the captcha here to work via wordpress.
I do have gmail account, just didn't realize that as a different/old account and was concerned as nothing from you and all your usual contacts I get emails from time to time were on it.
Glad to here you are aware and that is what I wanted to be sure of.
Couple related and intersting pieces of news more toward the IOT and would fit JD's lines of tracking/thought.
Of course big in news is googles new internet glasses: http://www.twincities.com/ci_20336453/google-glasses-glimpse-future-internet-eye-view
also recently had an email from a company on windows 8, a seemless connecting of phones, tablets, and computers kind of tact/approach.
Also frustrating that my WP account ends up without captcha working
Thank you for posting this video!
It truly gladdens my heart that Catholic Christians, Orthodox Christians and non-Catholic Christians - and our Orthodox Jewish brethren - are marching shoulder to shoulder on this issue, which is not an issue about access to contraception, but about religious freedom.
To compromise on this issue would be the equivalent of "burning a pinch of incense to Caesar." And as we all know, early Christians preferred to die rather than to do such a thing.
On occasion, some of my Christian friends have asked me what the Catholic view is of the "Mark of the Beast."
One perspective on the "Mark of the beast" is hinted at in the writings of the Church Fathers.
For example, the "Mark of the Beast" worn on the forehead signifies our rejection of belief in God. The "Mark of the Beast" worn on the right hand signifies evil deeds.
The one often goes tandem with the other.
There is an old theological principle to the effect that "If you don't act the way you think, soon you begin to think the way you act." Perhaps this is why those who wear the mark on their right hand in the Book of Revelations are condemned alongside those who wear the mark on their foreheads.
This should be a warning to the Catholic-in-name-only "personally opposed to abortion, but..." crowd in Washington and elsewhere.
While the Books of the Maccabees are not a part of the Hebrew Bible upon which the Protestant Old Testament is based, they can be nevertheless valuable for the lessons they teach.
One such lesson has to do with a Jewish elder named Eleazar who was one of the leading teachers of the Jewish Law and lived in the days of the Greek tyrant Antiochus IV Epiphanes - a tyrant who held himself out as "god" and demanded that all the Jewish people conform to pagan worship - which included eating pork which had been sacrificed to the idol erected in honor of Zeus.
Eleazar absolutely refused.
Eleazar, one of the foremost scribes, a man advanced in age and of noble appearance, was being forced to open his mouth to eat pork. 19 But preferring a glorious death to a life of defilement, he went forward of his own accord to the instrument of torture, 20spitting out the meat as they should do who have the courage to reject food unlawful to taste even for love of life.
21 Those in charge of that unlawful sacrifice took the man aside, because of their long acquaintance with him, and privately urged him to bring his own provisions that he could legitimately eat, and only to pretend to eat the sacrificial meat prescribed by the king. 22Thus he would escape death, and be treated kindly because of his old friendship with them. 23But he made up his mind in a noble manner, worthy of his years, the dignity of his advanced age, the merited distinction of his gray hair, and of the admirable life he had lived from childhood. Above all loyal to the holy laws given by God, he swiftly declared, “Send me to Hades!”
24“At our age it would be unbecoming to make such a pretense; many of the young would think the ninety-year-old Eleazar had gone over to an alien religion. 25If I dissemble to gain a brief moment of life, they would be led astray by me, while I would bring defilement and dishonor on my old age. 26Even if, for the time being, I avoid human punishment, I shall never, whether alive or dead, escape the hand of the Almighty. 27 Therefore, by bravely giving up life now, I will prove myself worthy of my old age, 28and I will leave to the young a noble example of how to die willingly and nobly for the revered and holy laws.”
He spoke thus, and went immediately to the instrument of torture. 29Those who shortly before had been kindly disposed, now became hostile toward him because what he had said seemed to them utter madness.j 30When he was about to die under the blows, he groaned, saying: “The Lord in his holy knowledge knows full well that, although I could have escaped death, I am not only enduring terrible pain in my body from this scourging, but also suffering it with joy in my soul because of my devotion to him.” 31This is how he died, leaving in his death a model of nobility and an unforgettable example of virtue not only for the young but for the whole nation.
2 Maccabees 18-31
Obama likewise offered the Catholic bishops a "compromise" that would have made it appear that Catholic institutions were not really paying for things that Catholics ( as well as non-Catholics and Orthodox Jews ) regard as gravely sinful.
To this, the bishops have said "NO!" Let us pray that they stand firm.
I want to wish all my Christian friends here a Blessed and Happy Easter.
I also want to wish my Jewish friends here a Blessed and Happy passover.
I only recently ran across the idea that the "Mark" on the forehead / hand symbolizes a rejection of God in thought and deed. It makes a lot of sense.
As creepy as it may seem, it is a fairly common web "applet" that I see on various blogs, etc, that simply takes the IP address of the computer viewing the website and based on information visible to anyone who cares to look, determines the location of the ISP you are using to connect to the internet, and injects that location into a map or globe or something similar.
Basically, unless you are browsing the internet anonymously through a "proxy" server, your approximate location is known to every website you go to, and can be recorded if the website owner wishes to. Not many do, but that's the "open" nature of the internet.
Times indeed are speeding up. Come, Lord Jesus!
(p.s. Happy Easter to all of you brothers and sisters!)
"Catholic schools will no longer be allowed to teach the Catechism’s doctrine that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered,” says a cabinet minister in Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s government."
The options are parents and their lawyers fight this along with the school board
Catholics have to take out their kids from Catholic schools, because the government thinks gay rights trump religion.
More than 110,000 active-duty Army troops last year took antidepressants, sedatives and other prescription medications.
Thanks to Prophecy Update for the link. Fwiw.
I wish to protest most strongly about everything.
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Thanks to Pastor Roberts for the link. Fwiw.
How sad that people see their young men and women go to war, thinking it is a noble cause, and then they are made into drug addicts or people who can no longer think clearly.
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By Andrew Rettman.
BRUSSELS - Most member states and EU institutions are keen to draw a new veil of secrecy over how they appoint top officials and enforce EU law (cont'd)
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A spate of earthquakes across the middle of the U.S. is “almost certainly” man-made, and may be caused by wastewater from oil or gas drilling injected into the ground, U.S. government scientists said in a study.
then the Bible must be hate speech,
so, they'll be wanting to confiscate
them sooner or later, so we'd best
MEMORIZE it as much as we can.
Read it, chew on it and digest it
and let it make up our very being.
Let the Word of God come and
live in every fiber of our souls.
"And I saw another mighty angel
come down from heaven clothed
in a cloud, with a rainbow on his
head and his face shone as it were
like the sun, and his legs were
pillars of fire, and he had in his
hand a little book open..."
The technology exists now but cannot be implemented until a US fighting force, loyal to its constitution, friends, and family is removed to fight a global, full-blown world war that is by design.
One can see sinister preperations taking place which should make us desire to sit the next one out. Originally, the National Guard would be used at home, but not anymore; they'll be sent into the inferno as well.
The logical assumption is that if changes to this country are desired, one must either break the will of the people into submitting to change, or do it by force. Democracy repulses monarchy. We fought against monarchy and gained freedom and independence. Yet all of the royal bloods are still in place and waiting for our failure; and probably working for it.
The million dollar question is why is there a PR campaign for Prince William? It is most definitely a PR campaign. Not to mention that they claim to be "Christian" while it is well known that daft Charles dabbles in black magic, occult, etc.
Our very freedom through this country is under attack!
I note with sadness Charles Colson's passing. It appears that he and the Fellowship Foundation had their differences and further, according to the Aitken's book, he was critical of Senator Hughes of Iowa for his New Age beliefs. This is encouraging to me given Doug Coe's role in the "Hi Jacking of Evangelicalism" in which I detailed the interrelationships between the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Paul N. Temple, and Doug Coe in a 5 part series both in NewswithViews.com and here on this blogspot.
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