Sep 22, 2012

Human muscle, regrown on animal scaffolding

Human muscle, regrown on animal scaffolding

Sgt. Strang walking again, thanks to some pig stuff

Sergeant Strang has grown new leg muscle thanks to a thin sheet of material from a pig, The New York Times reports.

The material, called extracellular matrix, is the natural scaffolding that underlies all tissues and organs, in people as well as animals. It is produced by cells, and for years scientists thought that its main role was to hold them in their proper position.

But researchers now know that this scaffolding also signals the body to grow and repair those tissues and organs. Armed with that knowledge, the new body builders are using this material from pigs and other animals to engineer the growth of replacement tissue in humans.

Dr. Peter Rubin, a plastic surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center who is a leader of the study, said that early results with Sergeant Strang and a handful of other patients showed that the animal scaffolding was spurring muscle growth. “We are seeing evidence of remodeling of tissues,” he said.

Last fall, Dr. Rubin cut out the scar tissue from Sergeant Strang’s leg and stitched a sheet resembling a thick piece of parchment paper — extracellular matrix from a pig urinary bladder, which had shown excellent results in lab studies — into the remaining healthy thigh muscle.

His body immediately started breaking down the matrix, which consists largely of collagen and other proteins. But the doctors expected, and wanted, that to happen — by degrading into smaller compounds, the matrix started the signaling process, recruiting stem cells to come to the site where they could become muscle cells.

“We’re trying to work with nature rather than fight nature,” said another leader of the study, Dr. Stephen Badylak, deputy director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the university.

The scaffolding is isolated by stripping out all of the living cells from a tissue or organ, leaving an intricate three-dimensional web of proteins and other compounds. Removing the cells eliminates the possibility that the material, of animal origin, will be rejected outright by the body when it is implanted. But the matrix does provoke a less intense immune response, Dr. Badylak said, which is necessary for it to work. “You actually need the immune system to recognize the material.”

Sep 21, 2012

Drastic fluctuations in ice accumulations reported at both poles


September 21, 2012ANTARCTICA - “Day 258 of 2012 is the highest for this date since satellite scanning of Antarctic ice areas commenced 33 years ago” the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition announced today. “It is also the fifth highest daily value on record.” Coalition chairman, Hon Barry Brill, says the most remarkable aspect is the extent to which the 2012 area exceeds normal Antarctica averages. “The sea ice cover yesterday was 311,000 square kilometers above the 1979-2012 average. The surplus ice is more than twice the area of New Zealand.” The Antarctic dimensions come partly at the expense of Arctic sea ice,” said Mr. Brill. “Over the 33-year period aggregate global sea ice volumes have remained steady, but there are fluctuations between the two polar areas from year to year. The fluctuations are the result of ocean currents and wind patterns, rather than temperatures. Antarctic ice is much more important than that of the Arctic. The area of its sea ice is a million square kilometers larger than the highest value ever recorded in the Arctic. Then, of course, the Antarctic is an entire continent, with more than 90% of the earth’s glacial ice,” said Mr. Brill. “It is appropriate that this record should occur in a week that The Listener carries a cover story featuring the winter low point of Arctic ice, along with multiple pictures of calving glaciers and forlorn polar bears,” said Mr. Brill. “The magazine has little to say about the Antarctic apart from complaining that it is “poorly understood.” The author also avoids mentioning the glaring facts that no significant global warming has been recorded in the past 16 years, and that sea level rise is apparently decelerating. “It is unfortunate that under-informed writers, albeit unwittingly, mislead their readers who should be helped to understand the difference between sea ice extent and ice cap ice, both thickness and extent as regards the latter. The ice cap in the Arctic is small compared to the Antarctic. The cap of the Antarctic is increasing in thickness in most places, except around the Antarctic Peninsula. Sea ice extent is largely a consequence of sea surface temperature, ocean currents and wind,” said Mr. Brill. -Scoop
ARCTIC - New sea ice is finally starting to form again in the Arctic, scientists reported Wednesday, but not before reaching another record low last Sunday. “We are now in uncharted territory,” Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, said in a statement announcing the record low of 1.32 million square miles — nearly half the average extent from 1979 to 2010. The extent has been tracked by satellite since 1979. “While we’ve long known that as the planet warms up, changes would be seen first and be most pronounced in the Arctic,” he added, “few of us were prepared for how rapidly the changes would actually occur.” Many experts expect the Arctic to be free of sea ice in summer at some point between 2015 and 2050. “Recent climate models suggest that ice-free conditions may happen before 2050,” noted center scientist Julienne Stroeve. But she added the caveat that the recent sudden rate of decline “remains faster than many of the models are able to capture.” Serreze told NBC News he’s figuring on 2030, calling it “a pretty aggressive estimate.” The sea ice extent numbers come after the center reported last month that the summer sea ice on Aug. 26 had broken the previous record low set in 2007 of 1.61 million square miles. On Aug. 26 the sea ice extent was 1.58 million square miles, it said. “We’re smashing a record that smashed a record,” center scientist Walt Meier said. In the 1980s, he said, summer sea ice would cover an area a bit smaller than the Lower 48 states. Now it is about half that. -MSNBC
Book quote: “The Arctic Ice sheet’s albedo ratio diminishes as the size of the Arctic ice cap shrinks. The whole runaway process compromises the system further. At the other end of the pole, nearly the opposite effect is occurs. Plunging temperatures increases the density of the Antarctica ice shelf- and the danger rises not from sublimation, but from massive fracturing and the seismic slippage of large ice sheets (shelves) as sub-glacial volcanism intensifies.” -The Extinction Protocol

PLA Admiral: China Should Prepare For Conflict With U.S. Over Disputed Islands

Zhang Zhaozhong accuses U.S. of using drills with Japan as practice for invasion

Paul Joseph Watson
A People’s Liberation Army Admiral has fanned the flames of tensions surrounding the island dispute between China and Japan by suggesting that China would comfortably defeat Japan in a war and that Beijing should prepare for the United States to become involved in the conflict.
A report in People’s Daily - a propaganda organ for the ruling Central Committee of the Communist Party of China – quotes Zhang Zhaozhong, rear admiral at China’s National Defense University.
Zhaozhong accuses the United States and Japan of using a joint drill currently taking place on Tinian Island involving U.S. Marines and Japanese troops to prepare for a potential invasion of the disputed islands, adding that the U.S. is taking part in the exercises as a deterrent to put pressure on China.
The article quotes Zhaozhong as highlighting that, “China has a stronger fighting capability than Japan in a war for the Diaoyu Islands, because China’s coastal areas are close to the islands and the radar and missiles there can cover all the islands.”
However, the Admiral makes it clear that if the United States were to become embroiled in the conflict, the balance would change greatly and that China should be making preparations for that very outcome.
“The intervention of the U.S. military will change the military strength contrast between China and Japan, so China should prepare for it,” said Zhaozhong.

Sep 20, 2012

Know Your Enemy - Part 22 Jesus

Deliverance from Witchcraft to Salvation in Jesus Christ

Fukushima Radiation: Japan Irradiates the West Coast of North America

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Fukushima Japan Fukushima Radiation: Japan Irradiates the West Coast of North AmericaPainting by Jonathan Raddatz

Radiation from Japan’s nuclear accident has turned up in seaweed on the coasts of California, Washington and other parts of the West Coast of North America.

The ocean is so big … how could this be happening? Why didn’t the gigantic Pacific Ocean better dilute Fukushima radiation?

A 1955 U.S. government report concluded that the ocean may not adequately dilute radiation from nuclear accidents.

MIT says that seawater which is itself radioactive may begin hitting the West Coast within 5 years.
In 10 years, peak radioactive cesium levels off of the West Coast of North America could be 10 times higher than at the coast of Japan.

As we’ve previously noted, Reuters reports that Alaskan seals are suffering mysterious lesions and hair loss:
Scientists in Alaska are investigating whether local seals are being sickened by radiation from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
Scores of ring seals have washed up on Alaska’s Arctic coastline since July, suffering or killed by a mysterious disease marked by bleeding lesions on the hind flippers, irritated skin around the nose and eyes and patchy hair loss on the animals’ fur coats.
“We recently received samples of seal tissue from diseased animals captured near St. Lawrence Island with a request to examine the material for radioactivity,” said John Kelley, Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Marine Science at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

“There is concern expressed by some members of the local communities that there may be some relationship to the Fukushima nuclear reactor’s damage,” he said.
Here’s a picture of one of the injured seals:
Seal Fukushima Radiation: Japan Irradiates the West Coast of North America
We reported yesterday that a new scientific paper shows that the Fukushima radioactive plume contaminated the entire Northern hemisphere during a relatively short period of time, and Ene News today reports on a potential correlation:
Map from a study appearing in the upcoming edition of the journal Science of the Total Environment
Plume Map Fukushima Radiation: Japan Irradiates the West Coast of North America(Note the blue line):
Map of Marine Life Deaths:
Seal Map Fukushima Radiation: Japan Irradiates the West Coast of North AmericaEne Comparison Fukushima Radiation: Japan Irradiates the West Coast of North America
(The correlation is not exact … but close enough to ask whether the radioactive plume hit Western Alaska and was then carried around the coast by ocean currents.)

Radioactive fish are also being found off the West Coast.

A California-sized island of debris from Japan is also hitting the West Coast.
And West Coast residents have also been exposed to Fukushima radiation from the air. See this, this and this.

Indeed, some doctors claim that people living on the West Coast have already been killed from Fukushima radiation.

Fukushima … the gift that keeps on giving.

China Versus Japan: Shooting War, Economic War or War of Words?

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Senkaku islands via AFP China Versus Japan: Shooting War, Economic War or War of Words?

Are China and Japan Going to War?

The conflict between China and Japan over a small chain of disputed islands – called “Senkaku” by Japan and “Diaoyu” by China – is fluid.

Here are some of the key recent events in this dispute:
  • Chinese hackers have launched a cyber-attack against Japan, taking down at least 19 Japanese websites – including those of a government ministry, courts and a hospital – and adding messages proclaiming Chinese sovereignty over the islands
  • The protesters chanted slogans such as (1) “down with the U.S. imperialists”; (2) “The U.S. government is the mastermind”, an apparent reference to the dispute over the island and the United States’ security treaty with Japan; and (3) “return the money!”, probably referring to the Chinese government’s purchase of U.S. government debt

What’s Going On?

The islands are small and uninhabited … so what’s really going on?

True, they are in important sea lanes. And the seabed nearby is thought to contain valuable mineral resources. But there are much bigger issues at play.

As Tyler Durden notes, Chinese anger over World War II is part of the equation:
All day long we read how today, on the 81st anniversary of Japan’s invasion of Manchuria, anti-Japan protests flared up in 125 Chinese cities, for the most part peaceful, protesting what China believes is an illegal Japanese attempt at annexation of the Senkaku Islands as a proximal catalyst, but likely also an outlet for years of pent up anti-Japanese sentiment (of which there is plenty on both sides).
Some say that the incident is really about China testing (1) Japan’s weaknesses and (2) America’s alliance with Japan:
Steven Clemons, editor-at-large of The Atlantic, says the two nations are probing the other’s weaknesses.
“It is really about China testing the United States and its alliance with Japan,” he told RT, adding that he expects the skirmishes to continue for a long time.
“What we are seeing today is a snapshot of what we are going to see for the next decade – or more.”
Indeed, while U.S. SecDef Panetta says that American military focus in Asia are not aimed at containing China, Panetta and other American leaders have previously hinted that any credible economic challenge to the U.S.(from China or elsewhere) will be considered an act of war.

Anyone who has 2 brain cells to rub together knows that the “long-game” of U.S. military shenanigans is to contain and weaken China. The U.S. wants to topple Syria’s Assad because he is a close ally with Iran, and the U.S. wants to topple Iran because it is a close ally with China.
But what does that have to do with Japan?

I spoke with a very smart friend who grew up in China, has lived in the United States for a number of years, and has a very sophisticated view of geopolitics. (He is a professional and an entrepreneur, and isn’t directly affiliated with the Chinese government).

He told me that the Chinese and Japanese have periodically argued over these islands, and reminded me that the Chinese people are still furious at Japanese imperial invasion and brutality during WWII, especially Nanking and Manchuria.

Most interestingly, he said that the Chinese and Japanese both have upcoming elections, and that they are simply posturing to look tough for domestic consumption.

He said that the Chinese and Japanese leadership both know where the “line” is, and that neither will cross the line and actually start a war.

Willy Lam, Adjunct Professor, China Studies, Chinese University Of Hong Kong agrees:
From the Beijing’s perspective there will be a major change of leadership coming up at the 18th Party Congress. At this stage the government also doesn’t want to appear as weak. Particularly given the rise of Chinese nationalism.
Likewise, Linus Hagström – associate professor of political science and a senior research fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs – says that Japan’s actions are largely driven by political considerations of “not appearing weak”.

Currently, China is Japan’s largest trade partner, while Japan is only China’s fourth-largest trade partner. However, the United States is obviously a huge trade partner for China, even if America does end up backing Japan in conflict over the islands.

So the one certainty is that there are competing factors and motives involved in the dispute.

The Relentless Invasion of Our Minds

by Zen Gardner

I can’t pound away enough about this subject, and I hope you are sounding off too. People would find it hard to believe how many types of technologies are being used on human minds today.

We all know we’re “steered” and “walled off” to some degree by influences around us, not the least of which is the media and the onslaught of its corporofascist disinformation and advertising arm.

Deeper influences include so-called modern education and the socially engineered dumbing-down of society for decades. Just look around you for how “well repeated” everything we’re told has become, with the predominance of shallow Hollywood types and the gutless sing-song intonations and political correctness in society’s language.

But there’s a lot more people need to know about electronic mind control and what it’s doing to us and our world.

1. The Sounds of Silence

Here’s one–subliminal programming carried by UHF or Ultra High Frequency signals. Some say this is the reason the government so enthusiastically pushed everyone to digital broadcasting, to implement this, and free-up the analog bandwidth for even more insidious purposes…the coming universally implanted chip.
The Department of Defense calls it Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (SSSS), and it also goes by the name of S-quad or Squad. In the private sector, the technology goes by the name of Silent Subliminal Presentation System and the technology has also been released to certain corporate vendors who have attached catchy brand names like BrainSpeak Silent Subliminals to their own SSSS-based products.

Whatever you call it, SSSS is a technology that uses subliminal programming that is carried over Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) broadcast waves, planting inaudible messages directly into the subconscious human mind.

Perfected more than twenty years ago by the Department of Defense and battlefield-tested upon unwitting Iraqi soldiers serving in the army of Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War during 1991, SSSS is a sinister weapon that may have been been developed for a specific mission: the total subjugation of the American people.
We’re talking nasty here. Would these controllers do such a thing? Are you kidding? Any tool that works is a good tool for these tools. Nature will find a way around it, but it’s something to behold how desperate these control freaks are.
Whether SSSS is coupled with the new all-digital TV signal as its means of delivery into the minds of an unsuspecting U.S. populace or not, it can be deployed by many different devices, including HAARP and GWEN towers, which would effectively blanket the entire nation at once. In fact, Judy Wall says that “there is evidence that the US Government has plans to extend the range of this technology to envelop all peoples, all countries. This can be accomplished, is being accomplished, by utilising the nearly completed HAARP project for overseas areas and the GWEN network now in place in the US. The US Government denies all this.”

But the most insidious aspect of SSSS is that it is completely undetectable by those being targeted. Because it delivers its subliminal programming directly to the human brain via the auditory sense at frequencies that humans are incapable of perceiving as sound, there is no defense against it. Everyone on the planet is equally susceptible to mind control via SSSS and there isn’t any escape from it, as the UHF waves can be transmitted over very long distances from remotely located sources and will pass through walls and other objects as if they are not there. UHF is the frequency (100mhz) that has been used for television and radio broadcasting for as long as these media have existed. SSSS is designed to utilize UHF as a carrier wave.

Even more insidious, though, is the fact that, coupled with the use of supercomputers, an individual’s unique electroencephalographic (EEG) patterns can be digitally altered and then stored for rebroadcast via digital UHF. According to Judy Wall, editor and publisher of Resonance, the newsletter of the Bioelectromagnetics Special Interest Group, these computer-enhanced EEGs “can identify and isolate the brain’s low-amplitude ‘emotion signature clusters,’ synthesize them and store them on another computer. In other words, by studying the subtle characteristic brainwave patterns that occur when a subject experiences a particular emotion, scientists have been able to identify the concomitant brainwave pattern and can now duplicate it.” These modified emotion signature clusters can then be broadcast over UHF carrier frequencies (i.e., regular TV and radio signals) directly into the brain where they can then “silently trigger the same basic emotion in another human being.” In other words, if the emotional signature cluster for, say, a feeling of hopelessness and despair is being fed directly into your brain via unseen radio waves, you will feel those emotions. The implications of this are, quite literally, mind boggling. Source

2. Another Microwave Scream Inside the Skull

The U.S. military bankrolled early development of a non-lethal microwave weapon that creates sound inside your head. But in the end, the gadget may be just as likely to wind up in shopping malls as on battlefields, as I report in New Scientist.

The project is known as MEDUSA – a contrived acronym for Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio. And it should not be confused with the Long Range Acoustic Device and similar gadgets which simply project sound. This one uses the so-called “microwave auditory effect”: a beam of microwaves is turned into sound by the interaction with your head. Nobody else can hear it unless they are in the beam as well.

The effect has long been a laboratory curiosity, with no application. But, over the years, the military has been intrigued. The idea (dubbed “the telepathic ray gun”) was mentioned in a 1998 US Army study, which turned up in a recent Freedom of Information Act document dump. Five years later, the Navy decided to put some R&D dollars into the project. Now, as I note on the New Scientist website, Dr. Lev Sadovnik of the Sierra Nevada Corporation has provided more details.

There are health risks, he notes. But the biggest issue from the microwave weapon is not the radiation. It’s the risk of brain damage from the high-intensity shock-wave created by the microwave pulse. Clearly, much more research is needed on this effect at the sort of power levels that Dr. Sadovnik is proposing. But if it does prove hazardous, that does not mean an end to weapons research in this area: a device that delivered a lethal shock-wave inside the target’s skull might make an effective death ray.

Dr. Sadovnik also makes the intriguing suggestion that, instead of being used at high power to create an intolerable noise, it might be used at low power to produce a whisper that was too quiet to perceive consciously but might be able to subconsciously influence someone. The directional beam could be used for targeted messages, such as in-store promotions. Sadovnik even suggests subliminal advertising, beaming information that is not consciously heard (a notion also spotted on the US Army’s voice-to-skull page).

While the effectiveness of subliminal persuasion is dubious, I can see there might be some organizations interested in this capability. And if that doesn’t work, you could always point the thing at birds. They seem to be highly sensitive to microwave audio, so it might be used to scare flocks away from wind farms — or shoo pigeons from city streets. Source

3. HAARP and GWEN Tower Manipulation

I watch the weather. Not from conventional sites, but from real reporters who can see what’s going on. Dutchsince reports regularly on what the towers are showing him, and has incredible accuracy in telling us what weather system type is tending to come where.

And what apparently is guiding these formations is HAARP type broadcast technology emanating out of military bases and government installations around the country. After all, they’ve openly stated they want to own the weather by 2025.
What, are we stupid?

GWEN Towers
“Free” WiFi in US. Free, at what cost?

4. EMFs Blasting Everywhere

We’re being killed in slow motion. A microwave oven has warnings all over it, and if you use an EMF detector you’ll find it gives off a strong blast even when off, especially around the sides. Cell phones are now well known to cause cancer and Russia has banned their use amongst youth.

Western world? Fry away. ‘We don’t care, we dare. Precautions are for pussies. Put that gun to your head ol’ boy, you’re a tough codger.’


Pretty serious stuff. There’s lots more to all this, I’m only touching on the surface to get people thinking and aware. I’m no expert on any of this by any means, just aware we’re being screwed for ulterior motives…as usual.

The fundamental point is, these towers you’re seeing going up around you are not only all for cell phones! Some of these are huge metal beams emanating incredibly destructive influences around them. Here’s one I took a picture of in Austin, Texas RIGHT AMONGST ALL THE KIDS in a frequented and densely housed area off Guadelupe St. by U of T.

According to expert Barry Trower, cell towers should not be within a mile and a half of humans – yet they’re deliberately placed on medical buildings, within densely populated housing areas, and on schools and recreation areas.

It’s a living tragedy in slow motion. And no one notices, because no one in responsible positions are responsible to the people, just money, power, position and corporate greed.

Be aware. Campaign against towers near you and your loved ones and expose them. Investigate orgonite and other technologies and disable towers all you can.

We will win, but not by sitting idly by.

Don’t just sit there and fry.

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Are Famous Musicians Selling Their Souls to the Devil?

This first video clip from goodfight ministries documents the tale of Robert Johnson, King of the Blues and considered the father of the modern rock movement.  Johnson told anyone who would listen his spontaneously derived guitar/music skills came from a pact he made with the devil.  The devil would give him talent, and eventually receive Johnson's soul.  There are a lot of modern stories like this.


This is a modern take on the still circulating stories of modern artists being offered fame and riches, and all they have to give up is their soul.


This video focuses on Bob Dylan's public admission of his deal with the "chief commander of this world and the one we can't see". We know God makes no deals, so it must be Satan he speaks of in this context. He solidifies this view when he says the deal was made at the crossroads and got him the fame and notoriety he has now. And he's not the only one.

There are many artists who have followed this path that I could share, but few are as honest about it as Melyssa Ford in this interview posted below.


Know Your Enemy - Part 21 Caesar

Metatron - The Appearance of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament

This is a re-publish of an article from last year, but it seems timely enough. Some of these article get lost in the flood of news stories, so here it is again. Theophanies (the appearance of Messiah in Old Testament times before He was incarnated in human form)occur often in the Old Testament. The Greek name for those theophanies is Metatron.

MetatronThe usual Hebrew word for angel is mal'ak (mal-awk') which is from an unused root meaning to dispatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically, of God, i.e. an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher) Mal'ak has a pretty wide application; and can mean either a celestial being or a human being.There are a fair number of angel sightings recorded in the Tanakh. One celestial being in particular (called Metatron in sacred Jewish literature) appears to be so high ranking, and so holy, that it is authorized to go by God's name and to be treated, regarded, received, and worshipped, as YHVH Himself. Just exactly what the story is on that angel is hard to know for sure; but in the Scripture texts it is clear that the demarcation between God and the angel (whose name is his Master's) is so blurred that the two often appear to be one and the same person.Targum authors struggled with Metatron and paraphrased the Tanakh's language in several places attempting to side step the obvious because they just couldn't cope with that angel's rank. But if we would all just let the Tanakh say what it has to say and go along no matter how disturbing it might appear.

The Impassible Chasm A being like Metatron is a necessity because it is impossible for the True God to either communicate, or associate with Man directly. He is just too holy——far beyond the dignity of royals any of us could possibly imagine. Any attempt by Man, with his puny mortal mind, to fully comprehend the lofty nature of God, would be about equal to a gnat trying to drink the ocean. It is a Bible axiom that nobody has ever seen God; not even those of whom the Scripture says they saw and spoke with God such as Adam, Cain, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and the prophets. They actually dealt with Metatron.

Ex 33:18-23 ...[Moses] said, "Oh, let me behold Your Presence!" And He answered, "I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim before you the name YHVH, and the grace that I grant and the compassion that I show. But," He said, "you cannot see My face, for man may not see Me and live." (1985 JPS Tanakh)

John 1:18 ... No one has seen God at any time. (NIV
John 5:37 ……You have never heard his voice nor seen his form, (NIV)

1Tim 6:15b-16 ...God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen. (NIV)

Humans are not permitted to view the unapproachable Light. They are only allowed to view its proxy: The Shekinah.
God is so immense and hulking! Solomon said that the heaven of heavens cannot contain God, much less any temple that Man might build for Him. The entire cosmos is like a child's aquarium to the True God. Even if the True God were to fill the universe with His Glory, there would still be lots left over; and The Glory is not even God's real person; it's just a glistering brilliance representing His presence! Metatron, like The Glory, was a proxy acting for God, acting as God, speaking for God, speaking as God, and standing in for God because the True God Himself can't be among human beings in person.

Gen 16:6-13 ……Abram said to Sarai, "Your maid is in your hands. Deal with her as you think right." Then Sarai treated her harshly, and she ran away from her. An angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the road to Shur, and said, "Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?" And she said, "I am running away from my mistress Sarai." And the angel of the Lord said to her, "Go back to your mistress, and submit to her harsh treatment."

...And the angel of the Lord said to her, "I will greatly increase your offspring, and they shall be too many to count." The angel of the Lord said to her further, "Behold, you are with child and shall bear a son; you shall call him Ishmael, For the Lord has paid heed to your suffering. He shall be a wild ass of a man; his hand against everyone, and everyone’’s hand against him; he shall dwell alongside of all his kinsmen."

...And she called the Lord who spoke to her, "You Are El-roi," by which she meant, "Have I not gone on seeing after He saw me!" (1985 JPS Tanakh)

The JPS rendering of 16:13 is more or less an educated guess because the Hebrew in that verse is very difficult. She could have said: "Have I here seen him who sees me?" In other words; The all seeing God is in THIS place!?! I can appreciate her surprise. You might expect to see God in a grand cathedral, but certainly not along a road in the middle of nowhere.

The angel that spoke with Hagar spoke for the Lord: "For the Lord has paid heed to your suffering" and it also spoke as the Lord: "I will greatly increase your offspring"
According to verse 13, the angel was actually YHVH. Hagar herself didn't know who it was at the time and so gave The Name a name of her own: El-roi: the god who sees.
According to ancient Judaism, the angel who spoke with Hagar was God's word—— The Memra'.

And she gave thanks before the Lord whose Word spake to her, and thus said, Thou art He who livest and art eternal; who seest, but art not seen! (Targum Jonathan)

And Hagar gave thanks, and prayed in the Name of the Word of the Lord, who had been manifested to her, saying; "Blessed be You, Eloha, the Living One of all Ages, who has looked upon my affliction." For she said; "Behold, You are manifested also to me, even as You were manifested to Sara my mistress." Wherefore she called the well: The Well at which the Living and Eternal One was revealed. And, behold, it is situate between Rekam and Chalutsa. (Jerusalem Targum)

Gen 18:1-2a ……YHVH appeared to him by the terebinths of Mamre; he was sitting at the entrance of the tent as the day grew hot. Looking up, he saw three men standing near him. (1985 JPS Tanakh)
It soon becomes very apparent in the story that these three male human beings (Hebrew: ’’iysh) are not only angels, but that one of them is YHVH. Abraham never called the angel that, but when speaking to the three, he did use the plural version of ’’adonai, with a final long vowel—— a version of "lord" which is usually reserved in Scripture to be used only for God.

Gen 18:3-5 ……he said, "My lords, if it please you, do not go on past your servant. Let a little water be brought; bathe your feet and recline under the tree. And let me fetch a morsel of bread that you may refresh yourselves; then go on—— seeing that you have come your servant’’s way." They replied, "Do as you have said." (1985 JPS Tanakh)

The three men all sat down and ate Sarah's home cooking.
Gen 18:8 ……He took curds and milk and the calf that had been prepared and set these before them; and he waited on them under the tree as they ate. (1985 JPS Tanakh
Some people, aghast at the idea of angels with natural functions like eating food, have proposed that they only made motions of eating, i.e. they faked it. But these angels were ’’iysh—— male human beings—— fully functioning mortals, not androids.
It is very difficult to tell if Abraham knew at first that these men were angels. But if he didn't, I have no doubt he caught on later when one of them, speaking in the first person, predicted Sarah's impending pregnancy.

Gen 18:9-10 ……They said to him, "Where is your wife Sarah?" And he replied, "There, in the tent." Then one said, "I will return to you next year, and your wife Sarah shall have a son!" (1985 JPS Tanakh)

The "one" who spoke up and made that prediction was YHVH.
Gen 18:13-14 ……Then YHVH said to Abraham, "Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘‘Shall I in truth bear a child, old as I am?’’ Is anything too wondrous for YHVH? I will return to you at the time next year, and Sarah shall have a son." (1985 JPS Tanakh)
Genesis 18 is very informative. It reveals that YHVH is able to associate with human beings as one Himself—— fully functioning and perfectly normal.

Gen 22:9-18 ……They arrived at the place of which God had told him. Abraham built an altar there; he laid out the wood; he bound his son Isaac; he laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. And Abraham picked up the knife to slay his son.
...Then an angel of the Lord called to him from heaven: "Abraham! Abraham!" And he answered, "Here I am." And he said, "Do not raise your hand against the boy, or do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your favored one, from Me."

...When Abraham looked up, his eye fell upon a ram, caught in the thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering in place of his son. And Abraham named that site Adonai-yireh, whence the present saying, "On the mount of the Lord there is vision."

...The angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven, and said, "By Myself I swear, the Lord declares: Because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your favored one, I will bestow My blessing upon you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven and the sands on the seashore; and your descendants shall seize the gates of their foes. All the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your descendants, because you have obeyed My command." (1985 JPS Tanakh)

The angel that spoke with Abraham followed a very similar format to the one it used speaking with Hagar. It spoke for God, it spoke about God, and it spoke as God. In this instance, it spoke that way within the very same sentence——the second half of verse 12: "For now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your favored one, from Me."

If Abraham had followed through on God's command to kill Isaac, his son would have been reckoned an offering to the angel; because that is how the angel spoke about it in verse 12: "you have not withheld your son, your favored one, from Me."
In verses 15 and 16, the angel, this time speaking for YHVH, told Abraham of YHWH's intent to bless him for offering his son.

Gen 22:15-16 ..."The angel of YHVH called to Abraham a second time from heaven, and said, "By Myself I swear, YHVH declares: Because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your favored one," (1985 JPS Tanakh)

YHWH's preface to the oath left out the angel's previous words: "from Me." So it is strikingly evident that Abraham was blessed for offering Isaac to the angel, not to its Master.
It is most puzzling how that angel can be an ambassador speaking for God, and speaking about God, and yet at the very same time speak as God and receive the worship of a burnt offering unless the angel of the Lord is actually some sort of proxy manifestation of YHVH Himself.

Relating to people in a creature's form would permit God to keep His distance from human beings—— thereby protecting His sanctity and dignity—— while at the same time allow The Almighty to associate with them in a limited way without endangering their lives.

Gen 31:10-13 ……"Once, at the mating time of the flocks, I had a dream in which I saw that the he-goats mating with the flock were streaked, speckled, and mottled. And in the dream an angel of God said to me, ‘‘Jacob!’’ ‘‘Here,’’ I answered. And he said, ‘‘Note well that all the he-goats which are mating with the flock are streaked, speckled, and mottled; for I have noted all that Laban has been doing to you. I am the God of Beth-el, where you anointed a pillar and where you made a vow to Me. Now, arise and leave this land and return to your native land." (1985 JPS Tanakh)

That *angel sighting* occurred in Jacob's sleep, in a dream, and is not the first time an angel of God appeared to Jacob by this method because he saw the very same angel before in another dream when he "anointed a pillar and made a vow to Me."

Gen 28:10-22 ……Jacob left Beer-sheba, and set out for Haran. He came upon a certain place and stopped there for the night, for the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of that place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place. He had a dream; a stairway was set on the ground and its top reached to the sky, and angels of God were going up and down on it.

...And YHVH was standing beside him and He said, "I am YHVH, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac: the ground on which you are lying I will assign to you and to your offspring. Your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All the families of the earth shall bless themselves by you and your descendants. Remember, I am with you: I will protect you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."

...Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely YHVH is present in this place, and I did not know it!" Shaken, he said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the abode of God, and that is the gateway to heaven."

...Early in the morning, Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. He named that site Bethel; but previously the name of the city had been Luz. Jacob then made a vow, saying, "If God remains with me, if He protects me on this journey that I am making, and gives me bread to eat and clothing to wear, and if I return safe to my father’’s house——YHVH shall be my God. And this stone, which I have set up as a pillar, shall be God’’s abode; and of all that You give me, I will set aside a tithe for You." (1985 JPS Tanakh)

That very same angel is the God to whom Jacob gave credit for protecting him all his life.

Gen 48:15-16 ……And he blessed Joseph, saying, "The God in whose ways my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has been my shepherd from my birth to this day——The Angel who has redeemed me from all harm——bless the lads. In them may my name be recalled, and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they be teeming multitudes upon the earth." (1985 JPS Tanakh)

Jacob worshipped The Angel as God because he believed it was YHVH. And he had good cause to. It spoke for God, it spoke about God, and it spoke as God. Genesis identifies its name as God when, in Jacob's dream, he said: "And YHVH was standing beside him." And the Scripture also reports The Angel as saying for itself: " I am YHVH, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac"

Gen 32:23-31 ……That same night he arose, and taking his two wives, his two maidservants, and his eleven children, he crossed the ford of the Jabbok. After taking them across the stream, he sent across all his possessions. Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the break of dawn.

...When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he wrenched Jacob’’s hip at its socket, so that the socket of his hip was strained as he wrestled with him. Then he said, "Let me go, for dawn is breaking." But he answered, "I will not let you go, unless you bless me." Said the other, "What is your name?" He replied, "Jacob." Said he, "Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with beings divine and human, and have prevailed."

...Jacob asked, "Pray tell me your name." But he said, "You must not ask my name!" And he took leave of him there. So Jacob named the place Peniel, meaning, "I have seen a divine being face to face, yet my life has been preserved." (1985 JPS Tanakh)

According to Hosea, the "man" who wrestled Jacob was an angel.
Hos 12:4-5a ……In the womb he tried to supplant his brother; grown to manhood, he strove with a divine being, he strove with an angel and prevailed—— (1985 JPS Tanakh)

Hosea goes on to say the angel met with Jacob at Bethuel.
At Bethel [Jacob] would meet him, there to commune with him. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

The meeting took place. However, in the Genesis text, it wasn't an angel who is said to have met with Jacob at Bethuel, but God.

Gen 35:1 ……God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to Bethel and remain there; and build an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you were fleeing from your brother Esau." (1985 JPS Tanakh)

Gen 35:6-7 ……Thus Jacob came to Luz——that is, Bethel——in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him. There he built an altar and named the site El-bethel, for it was there that God had revealed Himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

Gen 35:9-10 ……God appeared again to Jacob on his arrival from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him. God said to him, "You whose name is Jacob, you shall be called Jacob no more, but Israel shall be your name." Thus He named him Israel. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

Gen 35:15 ……Jacob gave the site, where God had spoken to him, the name of Bethel. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

So by combining Hosea and Genesis, it becomes very obvious that the "man" Jacob wrestled with at Peniel was an angel of God who spoke for God, spoke about God, and spoke as God. And actually, the literal rendering of Hosea——saaraah 'et-'Elohiym——means Jacob strove with God and won. He actually beat The Almighty in a wrestling match!

Jacob named the site "The Face Of God" because he believed it was God who wrestled with him there face to face on that occasion. Many years later, the old boy reminisced about his experiences with God's angel.

Gen 35:15 ……And he blessed Joseph, saying, "The God in whose ways my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has been my shepherd from my birth to this day——The Angel who has redeemed me from all harm—— bless the lads. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

For all intents and purposes then, The Angel was Jacob's God. Therefore, that angel——whenever it appears as a human being——truly is a divine mortal representing God; and it has to be respected, and worshipped, and treated, as God Almighty.

Ex 3:1-6 …… Now Moses, tending the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian, drove the flock into the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. An angel of YHVH appeared to him in a blazing fire out of a bush. He gazed, and there was a bush all aflame, yet the bush was not consumed. Moses said, "I must turn aside to look at this marvelous sight; why doesn’’t the bush burn up?"

...When YHVH saw that he had turned aside to look, God called to him out of the bush: "Moses! Moses!" He answered, "Here I am." And He said, "Do not come closer. Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you stand is holy ground. I am," He said, "the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

This is the first of many encounters Moses experienced with YHWH's angel. In this scene, the angel wasn't hiding in the blazing fire—— the blazing fire was it; which concurs with Psalm 104.

Ps 104:4 ……He makes the winds His messengers, fiery flames His servants. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

The word for "messenger" in that verse is mal'ak (mal-awk'); the common word for angel. So YHWH's angels are not always human——sometimes they are a blazing fire as in this encounter. When God visits Man, He can assume a variety of natural shapes and textures——even as wind.

This blazing fire is expressly identified as God. It speaks as God, it speaks about God, and it speaks for God. The site it chose for an encounter with Moses became holy ground during its presence. In every sense of the word, this angel is God Almighty and Moses reacted to it in just that fashion. He hid his face from the flame because he was afraid to look at God. It is especially notable that the angel did not rebuke Moses nor tell him in no uncertain terms that it was not God in the bush. Exodus identifies the angel in the bush as God.

Ex 3:4 ……When YHVH saw that he had turned aside to look, God called to him out of the bush: (1985 JPS Tanakh)
That angel had been the God of the patriarchs all along, right from day one.

Ex 3:6 ……I am," He said, "the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." (1985 JPS Tanakh)

In the end, the angel not only commissioned Moses to return to Egypt and rescue the people from slavery, but clearly, and without ambiguity, it revealed its name as not only YHVH; but also as the unique, and the only, Self Existent One.

Ex 3:13-15 ……Moses said to God, "When I come to the Israelites and say to them ‘‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’’ and they ask me, ‘‘What is His name?’’ what shall I say to them?" And God said to Moses, "Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh." He continued, "Thus shall you say to the Israelites, ‘‘Ehyeh sent me to you.’’" And God said further to Moses, "Thus shall you speak to the Israelites: YHVH, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you: This shall be My name forever, this My appellation for all eternity. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

Ex 13:18b-22 ……Now the Israelites went up armed out of the land of Egypt. And Moses took with him the bones of Joseph, who had exacted an oath from the children of Israel, saying, "God will be sure to take notice of you: then you shall carry up my bones from here with you." They set out from Succoth, and encamped at Etham, at the edge of the wilderness. The Lord went before them in a pillar of cloud by day, to guide them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light, that they might travel day and night. The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night did not depart from before the people. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

It is truly amazing how many forms God can assume as an angel. In previous passages He appeared as a male human being, a wind, a blazing flame——and now a cloud. That the cloud was God is obvious from these next passages:

Ex 14:19-20 ……The angel of God, who had been going ahead of the Israelite army, now moved and followed behind them; and the pillar of cloud shifted from in front of them and took up a place behind them, and it came between the army of the Egyptians and the army of Israel. Thus there was the cloud with the darkness, and it cast a spell upon the night, so that the one could not come near the other all through the night. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

Ex 14:24 ……At the morning watch, YHVH looked down upon the Egyptian army from a pillar of fire and cloud, and threw the Egyptian army into panic. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

God is very versatile. Although YHVH was down on the earth leading the people of Israel at that time, He didn't actually have to leave heaven to do it. By His angels, The Almighty can be anywhere at any time doing any task imaginable down here on the planet.

Ex 23:20-22 ……I am sending an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have made ready. Pay heed to him and obey him. Do not defy him, for he will not pardon your offenses, since My Name is in him; but if you obey him and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and a foe to your foes. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

That phrase: "pay heed to him and obey his voice" can only apply to God. In all the forty years of wanderings, no other celestial beings issued marching orders to Moses nor led the people of Israel in the right direction. And when it was time to start conquering Canaan, My Name showed up as a male human being and reminded Joshua who his boss was.

Josh 5:13-15 ……Once, when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing before him, drawn sword in hand. Joshua went up to him and asked him, "Are you one of us or of our enemies?" He replied, "No, I am captain of the Lord’’s host. Now I have come!" Joshua threw himself face down to the ground and, prostrating himself, said to him, "What does my lord command his servant?" The captain of the Lord’’s host answered Joshua, "Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy." And Joshua did so. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

The Hebrew word Joshua used to address the man is a form of "lord" used only of God in the Tanakh. It is very notable that the man did not rebuke Joshua for worshipping him. And just like Moses' experience with the blazing fire, the man ordered Joshua to remove his shoes because his presence made the site holy just as the blazing fire's presence at the burning bush made that site holy.

Judg 6:11-13 ……An angel of YHVH came and sat under the terebinth at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite. His son Gideon was then beating out wheat inside a winepress in order to keep it safe from the Midianites. The angel of YHVH appeared to him and said to him, "YHVH is with you, valiant warrior!" Gideon said to him, "Please, my lord, if the Lord is with us, why has all this befallen us? Where are all His wondrous deeds about which our fathers told us, saying, ‘‘Truly the Lord brought us up from Egypt’’? Now the Lord has abandoned us and delivered us into the hands of Midian!" (1985 JPS Tanakh)

At first, Gideon, unaware of the true identity of the visitor, starts off by calling him the common, polite form of "lord." Soon he will discover that when the angel said: "YHVH is with you" its words were truly literal.

Judg 6:14 ……YHVH turned to him and said, "Go in this strength of yours and deliver Israel from the Midianites. I herewith make you My messenger." (1985 JPS Tanakh)

At this point, Gideon began to suspect who the visitor really was and switched over to the Hebrew form of "lord" that is reserved for God only.

Judg 6:15-18 ……He said to Him, "Please, my [Lord], how can I deliver Israel? Why, my clan is the humblest in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father’’s household." YHVH replied, "I will be with you, and you shall defeat Midian to a man." And he said to Him, "If I have gained Your favor, give me a sign that it is You who are speaking to me: do not leave this place until I come back to You and bring out my offering and place it before You." And He answered, "I will stay until you return." (1985 JPS Tanakh)

Gideon, overcome with excitement, runs off to prepare an offering for YHVH, who is now left under the tree, delayed by the whim of a mere mortal.

Judg 6:19-24 ……So Gideon went in and prepared a kid, and [baked] unleavened bread from an ephah of flour. He put the meat in a basket and poured the broth into a pot, and he brought them out to Him under the terebinth. As he presented them, the angel of God said to him, "Take the meat and the unleavened bread, put them on yonder rock, and spill out the broth." He did so.
...The angel of YHVH held out the staff that he carried, and touched the meat and the unleavened bread with its tip. A fire sprang up from the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened bread. And the angel of YHVH vanished from his sight. Then Gideon realized that it was an angel of YHVH; and Gideon said, "Alas, O Lord God! For I have seen an angel of YHVH face to face." But YHVH said to him, "All is well; have no fear, you shall not die." So Gideon built there an altar to YHVH and called it Adonai-shalom. To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

After Gideon was convinced beyond a doubt that he really was being visited by YHVH, he became very frightened. YHWH's angel in this instance is stunning. It was human, it received worship, it was visible, and it let a mortal look upon it; yet it was unmistakably YHVH himself. So why then does modern Judaism have so much trouble accepting the New Testament's report that God's word, The Memra', appeared in Eretz Israel as a human being back in Jesus' day? It's not like that was anything new. It was actually quite redundant.

John 1:14 ……And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (NKJ)

Gideon would be amazed at modern Judaism's skepticism. If people don't want to believe Jesus of Nazareth is in some way YHWH's angel, that's okay by us. But don't ever say it is impossible for God to associate with mortal men as a mortal man Himself. There's just too many examples in the Tanakh to the contrary.

It is a well known Bible axiom that no man can look upon God in person. Yet the Tanakh clearly says that on at least one occasion, Moses and Israel's leaders were permitted to see God for themselves.

Ex. 24:1-11 ...Then He said to Moses, "Come up to the Lord, with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy elders of Israel, and bow low from afar. Moses alone shall come near the Lord; but the others shall not come near, nor shall the people come up with him."......Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy elders of Israel ascended; and they saw the God of Israel: under His feet there was the likeness of a pavement of sapphire, like the very sky for purity. Yet He did not raise His hand against the leaders of the Israelites; they beheld God, and they ate and drank. (1985 JPS Tanakh)

That is one of the most astonishing passages in the Tanakh. Try as we might to spiritualize the meaning of that passage, it is so clearly evident that Moses and his friends saw the God of Israel as a real live person standing before them, not just some kind of dream or prophetic vision.

According to a story in the Talmud (b. Sanhedrin 38b) a man identified as a schismatic—— a Jewish follower of Jesus—— was talking to a rabbi about Ex 24:1. The Jewish believer was trying to argue that it seemed odd that God would say to Moses; "Come up to YHVH" instead of saying; "Come up to Me." Wouldn't that imply that there is more than one divine Person?
The rabbi answered that God was not talking about Himself but about the angel Metatron, the most powerful angel in rabbinical literature, whose name is his Master's. In other words, when God said "Come up to YHVH", He did not actually mean "Come up to Me." He meant "Come up to Metatron, whose name is YHVH." So according to classical rabbinical interpretation, Metatron and YHVH are often one and the same person. So when people in the Old Testament met with Metatron, they met with God.

Metatron's existence in the Old Testament lends a great deal of credence to the plausibility of yet another with authority to speak as God, to speak for God, and to be worshipped as God: Jesus of Nazareth.

Heb 1:1-3 ……In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. (NIV)

Phil 2:8-11 ……And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death——even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (NIV)

The Name, that is above every name, is the name YHVH. God granted Jesus of Nazareth the right to use The Name for himself so that he may speak for God, that he may speak as God, and that he may receive worship as God just as Metatron did in ancient times. Refusal to worship and serve Jesus as Almighty God insults the True God, and shows a gross lack of respect for The Name.

Sep 19, 2012

NASA Vid Admitting the Sun possibly has a Binary Brown Dwarf

One of the most interesting topics I've been watching.  WISE, a satellite telescope designed to see cold, dark objects moving in space that would not be visible to a normal telescope, is looking for just that.  Something big, big enough to affect planets orbits and their angular momentum.  Something heavy and dense, dark and cold, as mentioned here, possibly a brown dwarf star.  Fascinating stuff.  This was also the reason for the establishment of the LUCIFER telescope with the Vatican/Univ. of Arizona as joint participants.  Keep watching...


Still waiting for the appearance of this "second sun"....

Setting the world on fire: Stunning picture of rare 'devil tornado' emerges

An awe-struck filmmaker has told of the moment he witnessed one of nature's rarest phenomena - a fire tornado.

Chris Tangey had been out in Alice Springs scouting locations for a new movie.

After finishing he went over to help workers at a cattle station when he was confronted by one of nature's most intimidating spectacles.

Just 300 metres away was a 30-metre high fire swirl which "sounded like a fighter jet", despite there being no wind in the area.
Fire tornado, Photo: SWNS

A fire tornado, also know as a fire devil, is caused when a column of warm, rising air comes into contact - or causes - a fire on the ground.

These fire whirls are known to last for around two minutes on the very rare occasions they take place.
But Chris found himself mesmerised by the tornado for more than 40 minutes.

The 52-year-old said: "The weather was perfectly still and it was about 25 degrees celsius - it was an entirely uneventful day.

"Then the next thing a man is yelling 'what the hell is that?' and I turned around and saw a 30-metre fire tornado.

"I was about 300 metres away and there was no wind but the tornado sounded just like a fighter jet. My jaw just dropped."

Chris, who runs Alice Springs Film and Television, described it as a "once in ten lifetimes experience".

He added: "I've been shooting in the outback for 23 years and I have never seen anything like it. We've heard about them but they're never seen.

"If I had known what was about to happen then I would have happily paid $1,000 to watch it.
"At any time there were three different tornadoes, it just kept going and going for 40 minutes.

"The whole experience was staggering and the length and variety were astonishing."

Although they are rare, these spectacles are extremely dangerous.

In 1923, a fire whirl emerged during Japan's Great Kanto Earthquake and killed 38,000 people in just 15 minutes.

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UC Professor Eyes Permanent Sterilant To Cull US Population

Anytime you see words like "sustainability", "overpopulation" or "population reduction" you know the agenda of Satan's servants is being spread to the masses.  Their desire for the death of others (you notice they never volunteer to start population reduction with themselves) reveals the god they worship.

Jurriaan Maessen
During a speech earlier this year given by University of California-Riverside professor Richard Cardullo, the cottonseed derivative Gossypol is being proposed as an adequate sterilant to bring down the birthrate in the United States. Stating that the substance’s permanent sterilization effects on males is already being considered for widespread use in China and many third world countries, Cardullo calls it “an option” for use within the United States. In addition to Gossypol, the professor advised the attending students to lower their standard of living if the earth is to continue carrying humans on its surface.

Interesting to note that the professor has recently been selected by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to join the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE) program, funded by the federal government.

As part of the university’s online science lecture series, recorded on the campus earlier this year, the professor’s lecture “Is Earth Overpopulated” is a classic neo-Malthusian regurgitation claiming the planet cannot carry much more people.

“If you want to minimize environmental impact, perhaps you should consider lowering your standard of living, for instance.”

Cardullo also told people could reduce human impact on the earth by becoming vegetarians:
“One of the things we know is the production of meat is incredibly expensive,” he said. “You are going to start hearing more and more about humans’ carbon footprint, and one of the biggest contributions to that carbon footprint is the production of meat. … We could do a lot simply by just becoming more vegetarian.”

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Leading Muslim Scholar Calls for United Nations to Criminalize Speech

I know, it's a shocker right?  The U.N. and a muslim leader calling for the elimination of free speech.  We don't need them for that.  We have the congress (thanks John McCain), President Obama, the Justice Department, the Dept. of Homeland Security,, to take free speech from us.  We certainly don't need the U.N.'s help.

Kurt Nimmo

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, an influential Muslim scholar and a professor at King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia, has called for the United Nations to end free speech.
photoSheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah.
The UN Human Rights Committee has declared the right to free speech and expression may be subjected to restrictions that are “strictly necessary and proportionate.”

In December, according to Forbes, the United States voiced its support for UN resolution 16/18, an initiative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation that seeks to limit speech that is viewed as “discriminatory” or which involves the “defamation of religion.”

“We ask everyone to ponder the ramifications of provoking the feelings of over one billion people by a small party of people who desires not to seek peace nor fraternity between members of humanity,” bin Bayyah wrote in a public declaration in response to the anti-Islam video that has provoked massive demonstrations and several deaths across the Muslim world.

“This poses a threat to world peace with no tangible benefit realized. Is it not necessary in today’s world for the United Nations to issue a resolution criminalizing the impingement of religious symbols? We request all religious and political authorities, as well as people of reason to join us in putting a stop to this futility that benefits no one.”

The public statement is titled a “Declaration Regarding the Offensive Video to Muslims.”
The video, purportedly the work of a network of neocons trying to provoke Muslims and rekindle the clash of civilizations agenda, is widely condemned.

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times argued in favor of restricting the First Amendment in response to the inflammatory video, citing Schenck vs. United States. In the landmark case, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote that the First Amendment “would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.”

Pornpimol Kanchanalak, writing for The Nation, says “the world is toiling to find the right balance between free speech and its restrictions” and cites instances of government censorship ranging from a French court ruling against the distribution of semi-nude photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge to laws in Europe designed to prevent speech in conflict with the official version of the Holocaust. “While the United States may be unwilling to set limits on the freedom of expression,” Kanchanalak writes, “other countries may disagree or be unwilling to treat such freedom as absolute and pious.”

Despite calls to limit freedom of expression to protect the religious and political sensitivities of others, a recent Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey concludes that 72% of poll respondents believe the freedom of speech is more important than assuaging the hurt feelings of Muslims. “Only 15% consider it more important for the United States to make sure that nothing is done to offend other nations and cultures,” Rasmussen explains.

“The thing that makes this particularly difficult for the United States is that … we treat what most of us would refer to as hate speech as constitutionally protected speech and Americans don’t appreciate, I think, how unusual this position seems in the rest of the world,” Lawrence Rosenthal, a professor at Chapman University’s School of Law in Orange, California, told the Associated Press.

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah and other Muslim clerics, however, believe the United States should ignore the Constitution and censor offensive speech.

“To our Western neighbors … we are extremely concerned with a small active minority in your countries that seeks to perpetuate a state of conflict and war,” bin Bayyah wrote. “We estimate that such objectives do not serve the general interest. Therefore, it is our hope that you reconsider and criminalize the denigration of religious symbols, as such provocations do not serve the principles of free speech, principles that you and us both seek to uphold.”

It's Good For You (That is, having no choice politically!)

There's a curse word in here, so if that offends you, skip it.  If not, this is otherwise great folk music that describes our political position today.