April 24, 2009

NASA astronaut says aliens exist and US government is covering it up

Famous NASA astronaut, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, who has walked on the moon and was a member of the Apollo 14 crew has come out with rather staggering news. He says that aliens are real, but NASA is covering it up and withholding the information from the public.

According to the UK's Telegraph, Mitchell said, "sources at the space agency had described aliens as resembling "little people who look strange to us".

The Telegraph piece also notes, "Dr Mitchell told Kerrang! Radio that human technology was 'not nearly as sophisticated' as theirs and had they been hostile, he warned: 'We would be been gone by now'.

He said: 'There's not much question at all that there's life throughout the universe, we are not alone at all. I'm most assured about that.'

'Have we been able to identify where the other planets are? No, certainly not in our Solar System but we have been able to identify quite a number of planets that could be life bearing planets.

'I happen to have been privileged enough to be in on the fact that we've been visited on this planet and the UFO phenomena is real.

'It's been well covered up by all our governments for the last 60 years or so, but slowly it's leaked out and some of us have been privileged to have been briefed on some of it.

'I've been in military and intelligence circles, who know that beneath the surface of what has been public knowledge, yes – we have been visited.

'Reading the papers recently, it's been happening quite a bit.'"

Hundreds celebrate the man who says he's Jesus reincarnated

The man claiming to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, Jose Luis De Jesus, recently celebrated his birthday. And hundreds of his followers attended. The local CBS affiliate in Golden Gate, Florida covering the festivities stated, "Hundreds gathered in Golden Gate to celebrate their Christmas - the birthday of a Miami man who says he is Jesus Christ the man."

De Jesus has garnered much attention over the last few years having appeared on several well known national news broadcasts such as NBC's The Today Show. In 2007 CNN did a story on De Jesus titled "Pastor with 666 tattoo claims to be divine." Included in that story is footage of De Jesus' followers getting 666 tattoos.

De Jesus is the leader of the Creciendo en Gracia (Growing in Grace International Ministry) cult. He claims to be and is believed by his followers to be the actual reincarnation of Jesus Christ. And the followers of De Jesus view themselves as God's true chosen people and their children are viewed as a "super race."

Dutch TV show declares Osama bin Laden not guilty

The Dutch TV show, "Devil's Advocate," recently did a program in which the Islamic terrorist and notorious mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington DC was put on trial. In the trial famous defense attorney Gerard Spong defended bin Laden before a jury of five consisting of 2 men and 3 women.

In the end, Spong was able to persuade the jury and the audience that bin Laden was not only innocent of being the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, but also that there was not enough evidence to prove that he was part of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda.

Follow-up book to "The Da Vinci Code" to be released in September

Famous author, Dan Brown, who pinned The Da Vinci Code is set to release his follow-up to that book. According to The Wall Street Journal, The Da Vinci Code sold 60.5 million copies.

The new book titled, The Last Symbol, published by Doubleday will be available on September 15. According to the New York Observer, Doubleday plans the initial print run of 5 million copies.

Iran air show canceled after Russia's warning about planned Israeli attack on Iran's warplanes

Debkafile has a most interesting story today about a planned Israeli attack on the Iranian Air Force at the Iran air show.

According to the Debkafile piece Israel planned to attack and destroy Iran's 140 warplanes that were to participate in the air show. Russia, however, apparently intervened when getting wind of the planned attack and informed Iranian authorities who then canceled the show.

The Dekafile piece notes, "Moscow had informed the Iranians that its spy satellites and intelligence sources had picked up preparations at Israeli Air Force bases to destroy the 140 warplanes, the bulk of the Iranian air force, on the ground the night before the display, leaving its nuclear sites without aerial defense. A similar operation wiped out the entire Egyptian air fleet in the early hours of the 1967 war."

If this story is true and since Israel recently attacked an Iranian arms shipment bound for Hamas then perhaps the question of who will make the next decisive strike in the Israel/Iran-Russia conflict previously discussed on this blog is being answered.

April 22, 2009

8 Scottish cops claim to be members of Jedi religion

The BBC recently reported that eight police officers serving on the largest police force in Scotland have their official religion as "Jedi" in official diversity forms. Strathclyde Police have verified that indeed eight of its officers and two civilian employees claim to be adherents of the Jedi religion.

The BBC piece also stated,

"About 390,000 people listed their religion as Jedi in the 2001 Census for England and Wales. In Scotland the figure was a reported 14,000.

The Office for National Statistics did not recognise it as a separate category, and incorporated followers of Jedi with atheists.

Last year, brothers Barney and Daniel Jones founded the UK Church of the Jedi - which offered sermons on the Force, light sabre training, and meditation techniques."

According to the Jedi Church's website, the church believes: "There is one all powerful force that binds the entire universe together. It is 'an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together'. This is a concept that most religions of the world concur with. Some refer to it as their deity, some refer to it as a life force, but the one thing nearly all religions agree with, is that there exists a single unifying force."

April 21, 2009

Obama to ask Israel for direct peace talks based on Arab League peace plan

President Obama today appears to have taken a significant step in his peace plans for the Middle East. Obama met with King Abdullah of Jordan in Washington and according to Haaretz, he was "very impressed" with the Arab peace plan.

The Arab peace plan to which Obama was referring is the 2002 Arab Initiative which -among other things- calls on Israel to pull its national borders back to the pre-1967 war lines. In other words, according to the Arab League, for peace to be achieved in the Middle East it is incumbant upon Israel to surrender: the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Old Jerusalem. And Israel must accept a Palestinian state. In exchange, the Arabs promise to establish normal realtions with Israel and take charge of security for the region.

Naturally, the Arab Initiative is a one-sided initiative favoring the Arabs. Perhaps that is why the Obama Administration chose its words carefully via its Middle East envoy, George Mitchell, saying the White House plans to "incorporate" the Arab Initiative into their own Middle East peace plan. Reiterating this point, President Obama in the press conference following his meeting with King Abdullah complemented the Arab Peace Initiative as "a very constructive start." In political speak this sounds as though Obama is in favor of the Arab Initiative.

Interestingly, Debkafile notes that "The Jordanian king left with the president a document listing the deal the Arab states are ready to offer Israel for withdrawing to the pre-1967 war lines, i.e. evacuating the West Bank, Golan Heights and historic Jerusalem, and accepting the foundation of a Palestinian state. The two leaders agreed the document would not be published before Obama presents it to Netanyahu at the White House in June. He will ask the Israeli prime minister for an immediate answer and urge him to accept the Arab peace plan as the basis for direct negotiations with the Palestinians and Syria in which the United States will be actively engaged. Our sources add that the US president is seriously considering making a televised speech before Netanyahu's arrival to play up the Arab proposals on offer provided Israel is ready to make far-reaching concessions to the Palestinians and Syria."

Leo Rennert in his
American Thinker piece rightly concludes, "One is left to wonder if the President is aware of the full implications of the Saudi-Arab peace initiative, or how he's put Israel behind the eight ball by praising King Abdullah's efforts to put it front and center in future peace negotiations. Since Obama previously was quoted as saying that 'the Israelis would be crazy not to support this initiative,' it is past time for him to explain how he reconciles the real Saudi plan with Israel's real security challenges."

April 11, 2009

Will the Land of Milk and Honey Yield Oil and Gas?

Evidently the recent news of Israel's huge gas discovery is generating news stories of the possibility of oil in Israel as well. Eric Fox, Founder of Brittain Capital Management, wrote a recent piece for Investopedia titled, "Will Land Of Milk And Honey Yield Oil And Gas?"

In the piece Fox gives some great information on two of the leading companies (Noble Energy and Zion Oil and Gas) currently doing exploration off Israel's shore as well as onshore exploration.
Noble Energy owns a sizeable stake in the massive Israeli gas discovery recently announced.

G-20 forms global "Financial Stability Board"

The recent G-20 meeting in London, with President Barack Obama's blessing, formed an entity that appears to have a great deal of authority in global economic matters. The entity is the "Financial Stability Board."

In a video posted on YouTube, Political consultant and Fox News contributor, Dick Morris, says of the new Financial Stability Board: "Obama is a willing accomplice to a decision that effectively repealed the U.S. Declaration of Independence and abrogated the sovereignty of the United States."

Jerome Corsi of WorldNetDaily wrote, "By agreeing to the stipulations in this document, President Obama gave the blessing of the United States to the G20 decision to elevate the Financial Stability Forum into the Financial Stability Board. The United States has only one vote in the newly constituted Financial Stability Board, a group that will be largely controlled by European central bankers."

Bloomberg piece titled, "G-2o Shapes New World Order With Lesser Role for U.S., Markets," made this statement, "Global leaders took their biggest steps yet toward a new world order that’s less U.S.-centric with a more heavily regulated financial industry and a greater role for international institutions and emerging markets."

The document put out by the G-20 titled, "Declaration on Strengthening the Financial System," declaraes that the Financial Stability Board will have authority reaching even as far as
compensation for employees including U.S. companies. The document states, "Supervisors [Financial Stability Board] will assess firms’ compensation policies as part of their overall assessment of their soundness. Where necessary they will intervene with responses that can include increased capital requirements."

Bloomberg piece also quoted Joseph Stiglitz, “This is a major step forward and a reversal of the ideology of the 1990s, and at a very official level, a rejection of the ideas pushed by the U.S. and others,” said Stiglitz, an economics professor at Columbia University. “It’s a historic moment when the world came together and said we were wrong to push deregulation.” Stiglitz headed a panel of experts appointed by the United Nations who recommended the forming of a Global Economic Council.

With the recent talk of a global currency and now the formation of the Financial Stability Board, it looks as though the free markets could be a thing of the past and a one-world economy may be looming.

April 9, 2009

BYU student newspaper gaffe: LDS "Apostates" not Apostles

The student newspaper of Brigham Young University, The Daily Universe, printed a typo of epic proportions. A front-page caption for a picture of the LDS Church's 12 Apostles referred to the LDS Apostles as "apostates" instead of "apostles."

The paper later printed a lengthy apology for the typo and had to pull 18,000 copies from newsstands. According to the Associated Press, the paper's staff retrieved most of the 18,000 errant papers and replaced them with 10,000 corrected versions.

April 8, 2009

FBI raids money transfer businesses in Minneapolis

The FBI raided 3 Minneapolis money transfer businesses today. About 15 FBI agents carried away several boxes of documentation and copied the hard drives of the computers in the offices.

According to the Associated Press, the search warrant obtained by the FBI on April 3 in the federal Eastern District of Missouri said "authorities were looking for documents, books, records, ledgers and other materials 'relating to the transfer of money, currency or funds' to Somalia, Eritrea, Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti and the United Arab Emirates. It also sought documents on ownership and management of the business and lists of clients. It covered materials from January 2007 to the present."

The local Fox affiliate in Minneapolis notes, "The FBI raided the transfer businesses in search of money transfers after January 2007 --about the same time several young Somali men from Minneapolis went missing, suspected of going back to Somali to fight in a holy war."