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ISRAELI ELECTION DETERMINES FATE OF MANY NATIONS

Israeli Election Determines Fate Of Many Nations - Bill Wilson, Reporting from Tel Aviv - www.watch.org

Wash—Mar 30—KIN—The recent Israeli election will determine the fate of many nations as biblical prophecies take effect in the months ahead when newly elected Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will come under intense international pressure to abandon Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria and even give up part of the holy city of Jerusalem to the Palestinians.

As ancient biblical prophecies predict the judgment of those who would divide the covenant land of Israel, this election may well determine the fate of many nations.

In Zechariah 12:3, the Lord says, "And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it."

Israel is sure to come under even more pressure from the international community to follow the so-called roadmap for peace …

FEDERAL RESERVE CEASES TO PUBLISH M3 REPORT

March 24, 2006 : M3 has ceased to be published by the US Federal Reserve


The world is left without any reliable data on the dollar-value
As announced last February 15 by Leap/E2020 (http://www.europe2020.org/en/section_global/150206.htm ), yesterday March 23, 2006, the US Federal Reserve (see link below) has ceased publishing M3, the most reliable indicator of the amount of USDs circulating in the world.
The Fed has also ceased publishing a number of less important indicators (such as the amount of EuroDollars, large-denomination time deposits, and repurchase agreements) which could have been used to calculate M3 on the basis of other aggregates.
It is important to bear in mind that the Fed continues to calculate M3 and the other indicators. It doesn’t cease to gather these data, but it no longer shares the information with US citizens and the rest of the world. To use a simple image, it is as if, on the eve of a war, the Pentagone suppressed GPS guidance, including for its own allies.
Suc…

IRAN POSES THREAT TO DOMINANCE OF THE US DOLLAR

Iran poses threat to dominance of the US dollar
21.03.2006 Source: URL: http://english.pravda.ru/world/asia/77628-oil-0

This week in the world of economics began with the opening of the international oil exchange in Iran. The intrigue of the situation is accentuated by the fact that trading will take place in the European currency. This in itself is setting a precedent: in modern history oil has been quoted exclusively in dollars.

Alarmists and antiglobalists from all countries have rushed to describe this as yet another sentence against the hegemony of the dollar and the USA. It can not be ruled out that this idea is what is motivating the Iranian authorities. At the height of tension in relations between the USA and Iran the latter’s move looks like a blow to the economic power of its enemy.

This cannot be deemed a weak blow – Iran has a share of at least 4% of worldwide oil production. Moreover, it has been declared that the format of the exchange will meet international norms: the q…

AVIAN INFLUENZA-CURRENT SITUATION

Avian Influenza: Current Situation




On this page:

* Summary
* Human H5N1 Cases
* Animal H5N1 Cases
* Assessment of Current Situation
* Bird Import Ban
* Travel
* CDC Response

*
Avian Flu Outbreaks
* Current Situation
* Past Outbreaks
* Embargo of Birds
* Quarantine Executive Order
(From the White House)
* Quarantine Executive Order Q & A

Summary

Influenza A (H5N1) is an influenza A virus subtype that occurs mainly in birds, is highly contagious among birds, and can be deadly to them. Outbreaks of H5N1 among poultry are ongoing in a number of countries. While H5N1 does not usually infect people, human cases of H5N1 infection associated with these outbreaks have been reported Most of these cases have occurred from direct or close contact with infected poultry or contaminated surfaces; however, a few rare cases of human-to-human spread of H5N1 virus have occurred, though transmission has not continued beyond one person.

Nonetheless, because…

THE JEWISH SANHEDRIN'S DECLARATION

The Sanhedrin's Declaration Concerning the
upcoming State Elections
Decision of the Sanhedrin concerning the State Elections

1. The Sanhedrin has determined that it is an obligation to vote in the upcoming elections. One may vote for any party of which it's leadership is faithful to the Torah (Bible) and its commandments.

2. Continued support of the Sanhedrin for the political and public institutions in the future is dependent on the actions of the elected officials to work towards the enactment of a Torah Constitution, in accordance which this formula:

Torah Constitution: Laws which are contrary to the laws of the Torah are not laws of the Jewish people, and therefore they are invalid. Any law which is contrary to the laws of Torah, legislated by the "Knesset" (including legislated amendments) or interpreted as such by judicial sources is a disqualified law. The authority to decide in these matters has been unconditionally expropriated by the central relig…

US HOSPITALS PLANNING BIRD FLU RESPONSE

U.S. Hospitals Planning Bird Flu Response

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

CHICAGO — Picture a college student from Vietnam returning to school after a spring break: She's sick, coughing, feverish and seeking treatment at a campus emergency room.

It's a scenario some experts envision as a likely way bird flu could first show up in the United States, and it would immediately set into motion a set of steps hospitals nationwide are nervously planning.

With rising numbers of birds and humans abroad infected with a deadly form of the H5N1 virus, U.S. hospitals need to get ready now, a federal bird flu expert said Tuesday at a meeting of epidemiologists in Chicago.

"It's extremely important to investigate every H5N1 case," said Dr. Timothy Uyeki of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more on bird flu, click here to visit Foxnews.com's Bird Flu Center.

A single U.S. human case might be just the start, and scientists need to know if the virus has mutated to…

MADONNA EYES ISRAEL HOUSE TO AWAIT MESSIAH

Madonna eyes Israel house to await Messiah
Mar 03 8:08 AM US/Eastern


US pop diva Madonna wants to buy a house in the Israeli town of Rosh Pina, where the ancient Jewish Kabbalah tradition expects the Messiah to appear at the end of the world.

Yediot Aharonot said the owner of a 100-year-old, ramshackle five-bedroom villa overlooking the Sea of the Galilee had been recently contacted several times by representatives of the superstar with a view to selling his property.

According to the same source, Madonna wants to renovate the building into a centre of study of mystical Jewish texts pored over by Kabbalah followers.

The self-proclaimed Material Girl, a keen aficionado of the ancient Jewish mystical tradition, last visited Israel in September 2004.

She turned to Kabbalah in 1997 through the Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Centre which proclaims to offer a path to spiritual enlightenment through an eclectic mix of Orthodox Jewish tradition, visualisation and positive thinking.

Two years ago, she to…

US GOVT.URGES SCHOOLS TO PREPARE FOR BIRD FLU

Schools urged to prepare for bird flu
How will students be taught if classes are shut down during pandemic?


WASHINGTON - The nation’s schools, recognized incubators of respiratory diseases among children, are being told to plan for the possibility of an outbreak of bird flu.

Federal health leaders say it is not alarmist or premature for schools to make preparations, such as finding ways to teach kids even if they’ve all been sent home.

School boards and superintendents have gotten used to emergency planning for student violence, terrorism or severe weather. Pandemic preparation, though, is a new one.
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They have a lot to think over, top government officials said Tuesday.

Who coordinates decisions on closing schools or quarantining kids? If classes shut down for weeks, how will a district keep kids from falling behind? Who will keep the payroll running, or ease the fear of parents, or provide food to children who count on school meals?

“Those are the kinds o…

US OFFICIALS-PLAN FOR BIRD FLU

U.S. officials: Plan for bird flu

Don't count on government rescue, health secretary warns

March 21, 2006




BY LIZ RUSKIN

MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON -- Saying they want to inspire preparation, not alarm, three cabinet secretaries said Monday that the dangerous strain of avian flu is likely to make its first U.S. appearance in wild birds migrating from Asia to Alaska.

"It is increasingly likely that we will detect a highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of avian flu in birds within the U.S. borders, possibly as early as this year," Interior Secretary Gale Norton said.

The virus, which has appeared in Europe, Africa and Asia, can spread from birds to people, though there's no evidence it can be transmitted from person to person. Most human cases so far were in people who had close contact with diseased poultry, or virus-contaminated bird blood or droppings.

"At this point, if you're a bird, it's a pandemic," said Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt.…

CONFIRMATION OF GLOBAL SYSTEMIC CRISIS-USA-DOLLAR-IRAN

LEAP/E2020 PUBLIC COMMUNICATION
March 15, 2006

USA-Dollar-Iran / Confirmation of Global Systemic Crisis end of March 2006

Nine indicators prove that the crisis is unfolding

Nine indicators enable LEAP/E2020 to confirm the beginning of a global systemic crisis by the end of March 2006. These indicators are described in this month’s GlobalEurope Anticipation Bulletin- coordinated by Franck Biancheri – and 5 of them are presented in this public communication. Recent international trends affecting the international financial system in particular, as well as preoccupying trends in the US, namely as concerns the reliability of statistics on the US economy[1], have brought our research team to conclude that this global systemic crisis is already unfolding.

M3 [2] is really the decisive indicator…

As illustrated by most of the 5 indicators described in the present communication, the past weeks have confirmed how decisive the US Federal Reserve’s decision is to stop reporting M3 [3] on March 23, 200…

KNOW HOW TO BURY YOUR DEAD

Know How To Bury Your Dead

by Michael G. Mickey

(3-16-06)

On the topic of a potential bird flu pandemic, a Reuters news story opens with the following advice: "When burying a body in the backyard, don't put it too close to the septic system." Yes, members of our government are beginning to accept the possibility that a bird flu pandemic may be so destructive to America's infrastructure that some of us may need to know this (and other) pieces of morbid information, including the price of body bags (about $20 each).

In the Bible we're told, as seen in Matthew 24:7 and Luke 21:11, the end times will, in part, be marked by pestilences. Additionally, as I've pointed out on numerous occasions, Revelation 6:8 tells us "the beasts of the earth", among other factors, are going to play a prominent role in the deaths of many in the Tribulation Period to come, holding power over "the fourth part of the earth."

In bird flu, we see partial fulfillment of Mat…

US DOLLAR GETS BATTERED

Dollar gets battered but "Armageddon" not here yet
Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:18 PM ET

By Jamie McGeever - Analysis

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar has experienced bouts of selling in recent months and emerged the stronger, but a host of factors conspiring against the greenback suggest the extent of this week's sell-off may be different.

A dramatic downshift in financial markets' expectations on how high U.S. interest rates will go, some soft U.S. economic data, a break of key technical support levels and notable shifts in the options market against the dollar slammed the greenback down to six-week lows.

The big question in currency markets now is whether this signals the dollar's resumption of its structural, long-term decline.

Most market participants appear reluctant to make quite so bold a prediction. But they do recognize that the dollar selling momentum generated by the confluence of factors mentioned above is unlike anything seen for some time.

"This is most serious…

MINOR MUTATIONS IN AVIAN FLU VIRUS INCREASE CHANCES OF HUMAN INFECTION

Minor mutations in avian flu virus increase chances of human infection
Few adaptations are needed to transform it into a potential pandemic virus
The H5N1 avian influenza virus, commonly known as "bird flu," is a highly contagious and deadly disease in poultry. So far, its spread to humans has been limited, with 177 documented severe infections, and nearly 100 deaths in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Iraq, and Turkey as of March 14, 2006, according to the World Health Organization (www.who.int).

"With continued outbreaks of the H5N1 virus in poultry and wild birds, further human cases are likely," said Ian Wilson, a Scripps Research professor of molecular biology and head of the laboratory that conducted the recent study. "The potential for the emergence of a human-adapted H5 virus, either by re-assortment or mutation, is a clear threat to public health worldwide."

Of the H5N1 strains isolated to date, the researchers looked at A/Vietnam/1203/…

IS BIRD FLU REALLY A THREAT?

Is Bird Flu Really a Threat?
By Mark Jenkins
January 2006

You are a glutton for punishment. Newsweek, Time, U.S. News & World Report, every television network, every newspaper from Hong Kong to California—they’ve all covered the coming bird flu pandemic. It is the y2k of y2005, an unimaginable disaster that may never arrive. Reporters recycle the same speculations over and over about something that hasn’t happened yet. A lot of readers/viewers are probably sick of it. Yet here you are just the same, reading your umpteen-kazillionth bird flu article.

So why read yet another article on this subject? Two reasons: 1) Because there is so much information out there about bird flu, it might be difficult to separate fact from fiction. We aim to provide you with the most accurate information about avian flu and its possible effects. 2) The Trumpet is uniquely able to place this information in its proper position prophetically. But not only is the Trumpet privileged to know what God says abou…

RUSSIA SAYS BIRD FLU MAY HIT THE US IN AUTUMN AND MUTATE

Russia says bird flu may hit US in autumn, mutate
Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:52 AM ET

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The deadly bird flu virus, which has hit Asia, Europe and Africa, may spread to the United States late this year and risks mutating dangerously there, Russia's top animal and plant health inspector said on Thursday.

"We think that H5N1 (strain of bird flu virus) will reach the United States in autumn," Sergei Dankvert told Reuters.

"This is very realistic. We may be almost certain this will happen after this strain is found in Great Britain, before autumn, as migrating birds will carry it to the United States from there."

He said there was also an opportunity of the virus spreading by fowl migrating from Siberia's Tyumen region to Alaska and mixing there with birds flying to Canada and to other parts of the United States.

"But we believe this is a longer route," Dankvert said.

"We forecast that bird flu mutation is possible in the countries where the num…

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TOLD TO PREPARE FOR AVIAN FLU

UPDATE: Financial Institutions Told To Prepare For Avian Flu

By Lisa Sanders

NEW YORK (Dow Jones) -- Federal officials on Wednesday urged banks and thrifts to be prepared in the event of a pandemic flu outbreak, because the critical functions they serve will need to continue even if large numbers of workers are absent from their jobs.

The advisory from the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision was intended to raise awareness of what needs to be done ahead of an avian-flu epidemic in the United States.

The illness already has infected, and in many cases, killed people in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. It is not known whether it would result in a pandemic.

Still, "the widespread nature of this virus in birds and the possibility that it may mutate over time raise concerns that it will become transmissible among humans, with potentially devastating consequences," the advisory…

THE FOUR HORSEMEN,AL MAHDI,AND THE MAGNETIC POLAR REVERSAL-part 2

The Four 4 Horsemen, al Mahdi, and the Magnetic Polar Reversal (Part 2)

Commentary on Rev. 6 by Jack Kelley - www.gracethrufaith.com

An Eye For An Eye

In Hebrew the word translated "kinsman redeemer" also means "avenger of blood." The same next of kin who was responsible for buying a relative out of debt related servitude or redeeming his lost property, was also responsible for avenging physical attacks against a relative that resulted in death. The tribulation martyrs are calling for enforcement of this law.

Our Lord Jesus is our Kinsman Redeemer, come to pay our debts and buy back that which our father Adam lost. But He's also our Avenger of Blood, responsible for bringing to justice the one who maliciously murdered our first parents and therefore us. Everyone who sides with Satan, called those who dwell on the Earth in Revelation, will share his punishment, just as we who side with the Lord, called those who dwell in heaven, will share His inheritance.

When he op…

BIRD FLU COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU

March 14, 2006 — Robert G. Webster is one of the few bird flu experts confident enough to answer the key question: Will the avian flu switch from posing a terrible hazard to birds to becoming a real threat to humans?

There are "about even odds at this time for the virus to learn how to transmit human to human," he told ABC's "World News Tonight." Webster, the Rosemary Thomas Chair at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., is credited as the first scientist to find the link between human flu and bird flu.

Webster and his team of scientists are working to find a way to beat the virus if it morphs. He has even been dubbed the Flu Hunter.

Right now, H5N1, a type of avian influenza virus, has confined itself to birds. It can be transmitted from bird to human but only by direct contact with the droppings and excretions of infected birds.

But viruses mutate, and the big fear among the world's scientists is that the bird flu virus will join the hu…