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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Revenge, Abandonment, Betrayal
By Jan Markell
Did you ever expect to see those three words linked to the U.S.-Israel relationship? Have we fallen down a hole and we now are in an "Alice-in-Wonderland" world? America embraces her enemies and lifts sanctions on Iran. She will likely place sanctions on Israel. It is an upside down world. Is the Mad Hatter in charge? 
Things aren't falling apart--they're falling in place. 
The entire world is in the process of abandoning Israel which the Bible foretells in Zechariah 12:3. It is ultimately fulfilled in the Tribulation but the process begins much sooner.   
Here's what some are saying.  
Pamela Geller, President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative  and Stop Islamization of America says, "The White House actions against Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu are a 'jihad against the Jews.'" 
She refers to the story broken by Israel National News that the Obama administration declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document with details of Israel's nuclear assets, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race. 
Geller states that Israel has shared its nuclear secrets with America for decades. They just never imagined someone in the White House would stoop so low as to reveal them to the world. 
Joel Rosenberg says, "There is mounting evidence that Obama is preparing to 'divorce Israel.' Once it would have been preposterous even to ask such a question. Today, it feels like it's a matter of 'when', not 'if' Mr. Obama will formally abandon American support for the Jewish State. And the situation is rapidly going from bad to worse."
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Mahdi to return by 2016, followed by Jesus?

Mainstream Muslim website makes official announcement

It’s not only evangelical Christians who are sensing that something has changed in the world, and that we may be entering the very last days.
Muslims are also eagerly awaiting their messiah.
In the latest evidence of this messianic fervor, a mainstream Sunni Muslim website has decreed that the Islamic messiah, called the Mahdi, will appear this year or in 2016 and that the Muslim Jesus will return in 2022 to conquer the world for Islam. and the End Times Research Center have calculated that the “first phase” of the end of time will begin soon and lead to the “Day of Judgment” in seven years.
The estimates were derived from “the latest research” into numerical analysis of the Quran, Hadith, Arabic words and historical events,” according to
“The Messenger of Allah [sallallahu 'alayhi wa-sallam] informed the Companions of everything that would occur until the Day of Resurrection,” the website reports.
“Based on our numerical analysis of the Quran and Hadith, the official beginning of the End of Time and the coming of the Imam Mahdi will most likely be in 2015 (or 2016) and Jesus Christ (p) will come down from Heaven to Earth in 2022, in-sha Allah (if Allah is willing),” the website reported.
The Quran and the Bible put forth end-times narratives that are similar but opposite. The Bible’s antichrist, for instance, resembles Islam’s messiah while Muslims view the Jesus of the Bible as their antichrist or “Dajjal.” The Quran teaches that Jesus returns to earth but for a very different purpose – to “break the cross” and convert the world’s Christians to Islam.
Bible teacher Joel Richardson underscores the inverted end-time views of the two faiths in his New York Times-best-selling book, “The Islamic Antichrist,” and his documentary film, “End Times Eyewitness.”
Richardson is an expert in eschatology, or the order of end-times events, as presented in Christianity, Judaism and Islam. He points to Jesus’ warnings in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 that false teachers and false prophets would arise in the last days to deceive many.
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Was Emergency Alert Message Tied To Jade Helm 15 And Florida's Martial Law Exercises? Reports Of FEMA Body Bags, Death Trains And Strange Things Going On At A Military Base In California


By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline -
While the train seen in the photograph above carrying armored tanks northbound through North Carolina to who-knows-where stretched for 'miles' according to the individual who sent it to All News Pipeline yesterday, a very mysterious emergency alert message that was broadcast to televisions in states across the country and seen by millions of people, freezing on their television screens, and warning that the alert would 'remain in effect until midnight' is being looked at by RT as possibly being tied to the upcoming Jade Helm 15 exercises and the martial law extraction drills held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida recently. Strangely enough, the 'test' was never identified as 'only a test'. 

With the
Washington Post publishing a story today telling the American sheeple that the Jade Helm 15 exercises are 'no big deal', eyewitness testimony heard in the two newly released video reports from The Alex Jones Channel and theoldmarine1 tell us quite a different story and might help to explain the reasons that the government is now preparing to spring such an alert upon the American people across the country. Is it strange that each state was mentioned individually, by name, in this alert?

HUGE NEW RELATED STORY FROM SUSAN DUCLOS! 'Militias Are On High Alert' Due To Jade Helm 15 Claims Former Congressional Candidate - 'This Is Becoming Very Real, Very Quickly'

In the 1st video, David Knight takes a call at the 4:40 mark from a listener who tells us about some very strange events going on at a California Naval Base that he believes is the urgent building of a new FEMA internment camp tied to the Jade Helm 15 exercises. In the 2nd video beginning at the 4:30 mark, the Old Marine tells us about a conversation that he recently had with a police officer in which he was told that the small town of 10,000 recently received 'a gift' from the Department of Homeland Security; 14,000 body bags. The Old Marine also tells us that the small town is also receiving an MRAP, a nearly endless supply of weapons and ammunition and even tells us of FEMA trains with bolts to hold down their 'human cattle', just the latest testimony about FEMA death trains (maybe for red-list roundups) here in America.
The Google Earth map below outlines the states that were covered in the emergency alert message. Does anything stand out to you? Though we noticed that most of the states covered are on the East coast, the fact that Indiana and Kentucky are also included while New York and Pennsylvania apparently were not included help rule out that this may have been for an east coast tsunami alert, though we certainly cannot rule that possibility out for sure considering the lineup of east coast states effected by this 'practice alert' seen in the map below.

Twitter exploded about the #emergencyalert message as shown in the screenshot from this RT story below. Interestingly enough, they also reported on the Operation Jade Helm 15; was this alert connected to the upcoming military operations?

Abbas Wants Arabs to Bomb Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is calling on Arab countries to launch a military strike against the Gaza Strip -- even as the PA plans to bring "war crimes" charges against Israel for doing exactly the same thing in the summer of 2014.
The Arabs are allowed to attack the Gaza strip to remove Hamas from power, while Israel is not even allowed to launch airstrikes at those who are firing rockets at its cities.
The PA's call should be brought to the attention of the International Criminal Court if and when Abbas proceeds with his plan to file "war crimes" charges against Israel for its war against Hamas.
This call should also be brought to the attention of Western governments and international human rights organizations that condemned Israel during Operation Protective Edge.
They also need to ask Abbas whether he also plans to file "war crimes" charges against his Arab brethren once they start bombing the Gaza Strip.
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Monday, 30 March 2015

Are These The Ten Toes And Ten Horns Of Daniel 2 and 7?
John Kerry meets with members of the Arab league September 2014
Saudi Arabia,
 United Arab Emirates
Are these the ten toes of Daniel 2 and the ten horns of Daniel 7?
Last year we witnessed the rise of a ten nation confederacy against ISIS. Since that time not much has been heard about them.
But now as of March 26th 2015 they have finally agreed on a strategy to fight the powerful Islamic militant army that has captured large parts of Iraq, Syria and now, through their proxy group the Houthi rebels, large parts of Yemen.
Although we are now being told there are more than ten nations now involved, the core group is the above mentioned ten who decide on operations and strategies in the battle to defeat ISIS. 
Could it be that another will rise and take over 3 of the above nations as Daniel 7 predicted 2,500 years ago? Will it actually be ISIS or another?
Maybe...maybe not. Prophecy is proved in retrospect not in advance guessing. But we are commanded by the Messiah Himself to "WATCH." 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Proof Of What Tom Horn And Cris Putnam’s Upcoming Book “On The Path Of The Immortals” Investigates? Detection Of Mini Black Holes At CERN Stargate May Indicate Parallel Universes, Extra Dimensions

The possibility that other universes exist beyond our own universe is tantalizing, but seems nearly impossible to test.
Now a group of physicists has suggested that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest particle collider in the world, may be able to uncover the existence of parallel universes, should they exist.
In a new paper published in Physics Letters B, Ahmed Farag Ali, Mir Faizal, and Mohammed M. Khalil explain that the key to finding parallel universes may come from detecting miniature black holes at a certain energy level. The detection of the mini black holes would indicate the existence of extra dimensions, which would support string theory and related models that predict the existence of extra dimensions as well as parallel universes.
Scientists At CERN Stargate Hope To OPEN A DOORWAY TO A PARALLEL UNIVERSE THIS WEEK!CernStargate        
Scientists conducting a mindbending experiment at the Large Hadron Collider next week hope to connect with a PARALLEL UNIVERSE outside of our own.
The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, will be fired up to its highest energy levels ever in a bid to detect – or even create – miniature black holes.
If successful a completely new universe will be revealed – rewriting not only the physics books but the philosophy books too. It is even possible that gravity from our own universe may ‘leak’ into this parallel universe, scientists at the LHC say.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Barack Obama’s top aide says Israeli ‘occupation’ must end

Dennis McDonough says the White House isn’t impressed with Israeli prime minister’s effort to backtrack on campaign comments.
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough made clear in a speech to a left-leaning Israel advocacy group that President Barack Obama isn’t letting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu off the hook for his dismissal of a two-state solution.
That stance, as well as Netanyahu’s suggestion also made in the closing days before last week’s Israeli elections that he’d approved settlements in contested territory in Jerusalem for the strategic purpose of changing the borders are “so very troubling,” McDonough told J Street’s annual conference in Washington.
He called the pro-Israel group, which opposes some of Netanyahu’s policies, “our partner.”
McDonough added that the White House isn’t impressed by Netanyahu’s efforts since last Tuesday to backtrack on what he meant when he said there wouldn’t be a Palestinian state established so long as he’s prime minister.
“We cannot simply pretend that these comments were never made,” McDonough said.
  McDonough said the Obama administration is well aware of the regional security problems Netanyahu referenced in explaining why he didn’t see a two-state solution as an imminent possibility. But he said Obama does not believe that is or could be reason to back off talks — and this is not simply matter of personal “pique” about Netanyahu, the chief of staff said.
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Netanyahu pollster: Obama role in election larger than reported

                                  By Jesse Byrnes -
President Obama's role during the Israeli elections was larger than reported, according to a pollster for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party.
"What was not well reported in the American media is that President Obama and his allies were playing in the election to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu," John McLaughlin, a Republican strategist, said in an interview on John Catsimatidis's "The Cats Roundtable" radio show broadcast Sunday on AM 970 in New York.

"There was money moving that included taxpayer U.S. dollars, through non-profit organizations. And there were various liberal groups in the United States that were raising millions to fund a campaign called V15 against Prime Minister Netanyahu," McLaughlin said.
He noted an effort to oust Netanyahu was guided by former Obama political operative Jeremy Bird and that V15, or Victory 15, ads hurt Netanyahu in the polls. McLaughlin said the Israeli leader rebounded after delivering a speech to Congress early this month, prompting more critical ads.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Denmark could face attack if joins NATO shield: Russian ambassador

A Danish navy warship seen outside the southern Cypriot coastal town of Larnaca, February 3, 2014
AFP/AFP/File - A Danish navy warship seen outside the southern Cypriot coastal town of Larnaca, February 3, 2014
Russia's ambassador to Denmark said Saturday that the NATO country's navy could be targeted by nuclear missiles if it joins the Western alliance's anti-missile shield.
The threat made by Ambassador Mikhail Vanin in an opinion piece he wrote for the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten sparked an angry reaction and came amid an increasingly Cold War-style standoff between Moscow and the West.

"I do not think that the Danes fully understand the consequences of what happens if Denmark joins the US-led missile defence," Ambassador Mikhail Vanin wrote in the daily.

"If this happens Danish warships become targets for Russian nuclear missiles."

Russia has long opposed NATO's missile shield -- launched in 2010 and due to be fully operational by 2025 -- in which member countries contribute radar and weaponry to protect Europe against missile attacks.

Denmark has pledged to supply one or more frigates equipped with advanced radar to track incoming missiles.

The chairwoman of the Danish parliament's foreign affairs, Mette Gjerskov told AFP that the comments were "very threatening and not necessary" as the missile shield was simply an "intruder alarm" and no danger to Russia.

"This is a way of escalating the verbal tone between Russia and NATO," she said, adding that the comments were also aimed at Russian public opinion.
"But it doesn't change the fact that we're not afraid."

Denmark's Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said the remarks were "unacceptable rhetoric" and "completely out of proportion".

"One should not threaten such serious things as the ambassador has done here," he told news agency Ritzau.
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Friday, 20 March 2015

Huge Human Skeleton Found at Ancient Bulgarian Fortress 
While it’s questionable to use the word “giant” until its actual height is verified, archeologists in Bulgaria are making no bones about saying that a 4th century skeleton found during an excavation in downtown Varna is “huge.”
The current Black Sea city of Varna was once the ancient Greek and Roman city of Odessos, which dates back to the 7th century BCE. The so-called Varna culture predates the city, with a necropolis found in 1972 containing graves, pottery and jewelry from around 4100 BCE.
Odessos later became a Roman city and contains the fourth-largest known Roman baths in Europe.
The archeologists were digging near St. Nikolay Church, near where a 5th century earthen jar was found in January 2015. They had recently uncovered a previously unknown part of the Odessos fortress wall and that’s where they found the huge skeleton, according to Valeri Yotov, a member of the excavation team.
As we started to uncover the ancient fortress wall, we started asking ourselves a lot of questions, and, of course, we had to keep digging to reach the wall’s foundations. That’s how we stumbled upon the skeleton.
Yotov described the size of the skeleton as “impressive” and believed this was “a very tall man.”
A close look at the skeleton found at a fortress wall being excavated in Varna, Bulgaria
A close look at the skeleton found at a fortress wall being excavated in Varna, Bulgaria
Why was this huge man buried at the fortress wall? Yotov speculates that he may have been working on the construction of the wall – a good job for someone who apparently didn’t need a ladder or a lever – and was possibly injured or killed in a work accident or during a ceremony. Because he was found with his hands laid on his waist and head pointing east, it is believed the large worker was buried purposefully rather than just dumped in a construction pit and covered with dirt.
A huge man is found buried alone in a ceremonial manner at the wall of a 4th century fortress. Were the people of Odessa thanking him for his work? Were they hoping he would protect the city from beyond? Or was this odd giant of a man something more? We may learn the answer as the excavation continues.
Scientists Have Created 'DNA Scissors' That Can Alter Your Genes, but Should They Use Them?
A spectacular discovery made in 2012 has turned human genome research on its head. Careful what you wish for, comes the warning 
The Cas9 complex depicts the Cas9 protein (in light blue), along with its guide RNA (yellow), and target DNA (red).
Source: Bang Wong, from source material provided by Feng Zhang
Biotechnology that can rewrite the genome heralds "a new era of human biology" and raises ethical questions for the medical community, experts in bioethics, and everybody else, according to a group of prominent researchers writing in Science.
The fuss is over "DNA scissors" discovered in microbes in 2012 that can be adapted to edit genetic material, potentially removing disease-enabling mutations and adding in "corrected" DNA strings. Known by its scientific acronym, the CRISPR-Cas9 protein may eventually help realize precision or individualized medicine, the ability to treat or avoid illness such as cancers, muscular dystrophy, and HIV/AIDS by tinkering with the actual genetic coding that makes a person that particular person.
“The simplicity of the CRISPR-Cas9 system allows any researcher with knowledge of molecular biology to modify genomes,” write the 18 scientists, from institutions that include Caltech, Berkeley, Harvard and Stanford. They are led by Nobel-winning biologist David Baltimore of Caltech.
That's a complicated, and potentially dangerous, power. The group recommends that scientists avoid human genome-editing experiments, even where they're legal, and that research and funding sources be transparent. This is the second call to arms in two weeks. An essay last week in Nature called for a moratorium on experiments on human embryos, eggs, or sperm.
Genome engineering has become so powerful that civic leaders and the general public should be brought into the debate, the scientists say. What happens if CRISPR snips out the wrong DNA, or adds in a sequence in the wrong place? If these techniques are ever deemed safe and effective, who would qualify for treatment, and when? The mind reels. When's the next remake of The Fly? Don't it make my brown eyes blue?
A revolution in basic research is already under way. Labs around the world have demonstrated the potency of CRISPR.

Scientists at Virginia Tech put out a study on Monday that shows how gene editing in mosquitoes may lead to novel strategies to fight the spread of malaria. New approaches to attacking HIV may come from snipping the virus out of human cells, according to Salk Institute research published this month. 

Korean researchers in February made news by testing the technique on human cells. The Center for Genome Engineering at Seoul's Institute for Basic Science boasts: "The whole genome is under our control."

Abbas Paving the Way to Turn West Bank into an Islamist State

by Khaled Abu Toameh  • 
Abbas has chosen to align himself with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, thus facilitating these two organizations' dreams of taking over the West Bank. These two radical groups seek to destroy Israel and are opposed to any peace process in the Middle East.
These threats are primarily aimed at getting the international community into providing the Palestinian Authority with more financial and political support.
This alliance could also result in renewed terrorist attacks against Israel, because Hamas and Islamic Jihad will interpret Abbas's anti-Israel moves and rhetoric as a green light for such actions.
Abbas's rapprochement with Hamas and Islamic Jihad will only confirm the fears of many Israelis that the West Bank will fall onto the hands of Islamists once Israel withdraws from that area.
The two-state solution started the day Hamas kicked Abbas out of the Gaza Strip and turned it into an Islamist emirate. In the end, the Palestinians got two states that are even at war with each other.
Best Frenemies? Mahmoud Abbas (r) meets with the Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal in Qatar, July 20, 2014. (Image source: Handout from the Palestinian Authority President's Office/Thaer Ghanem)
Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO leadership in the West Bank are once again threatening to halt security coordination with Israel -- this time in protest over the victory of Binyamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party in Israel's March 17 general elections.
The latest threat was made during a meeting of PLO leaders, headed by Abbas in Ramallah, to discuss the outcome of the Israeli elections.
At the meeting, the PLO leaders decided to ask the commanders of the PA security forces in the West Bank to come up with a "detailed plan" to stop security coordination with Israel.
Halting security coordination with Israel means that Abbas and the PLO would be paving the way for Hamas to extend its control from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank. With that, the Palestinians would have another Islamist state that seeks to eliminate Israel.

Thursday, 19 March 2015


Freaky Friday: Solar eclipse, Supermoon, spring equinox

Some people will have the chance to experience a solar eclipse, supermoon and spring equinox all in one day. VPC
First the aurora borealis and now a solar eclipse — what a week for skywatchers! Plus it occurs Friday (the first day of spring) and the same day as a Supermoon.
One caveat: The total eclipse will not be visible anywhere in the USA and will be seen only by folks on some rather remote islands in far northern Europe Friday morning.
Residents of the Danish-owned Faroe Islands and the sparsely inhabited Norwegian island group of Svalbard will be the only lucky ones to see the full spectacle.
A partial solar eclipse will be visible across all of Europe, northern Africa and much of northern Asia, according to A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon obscures only part of the sun from Earth's view.
"Depending on where you are in Europe, you will see anywhere from roughly 50 to nearly 99% of the sun's diameter eclipsed by the moon," according to's Joe Rao.
Those of us in the USA can watch the eclipse online starting at 4:30 a.m. ET Friday on
This is the Earth's first — and only — total solar eclipse of the year and the first one since November 2013, NASA reports. The next total solar eclipse in the USA will be in August 2017.
There will be two lunar eclipses in the USA this year: April 4 and Sept. 28.
Two other astronomical events will take place Friday: the spring (or vernal) equinox, which marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and a so-called Supermoon.
The Supermoon is a full or new moon that occurs during the moon's closest approach to Earth on its elliptical orbit, according to AccuWeather.
What makes it super? It's when a full or new moon coincides with perigee — the moon's closest point to Earth in its orbit. Basically, the moon will appear a bit bigger and brighter than usual in the night sky.
The spring equinox, when the sun shines directly on the equator, occurs at 6:45 p.m. ET Friday.

More UFOs Visit Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano 

On March 12, 2015, Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano had its most powerful eruptions in 19 years and the four explosions, along with the ash clouds the volcano belched, were recorded by the webcams placed in strategic viewing positions by seismologists. During a subsequent eruption on March 15, the cameras recorded something else that occurs frequently at Turrialba – UFOs.
The Turrialba Volcano is located in the Turrialba canton in Costa Rica’s Cartago Province. It is 3,340 m (10,958 ft) high and was active with numerous eruptions in the mid 1800s before going relatively dormant until 1996. Eruptions of gas and ash increased starting in 2001 and have occurred frequently since.
Accompanying many of those eruptions have been sightings of UFOs by both eyewitnesses and by seismic webcams placed there by the Costa Rican Seismological and Vulcanology Institute (OVSICORI). A UFO was recorded at Turrialba by the OVSICORI webcam in on January 27, 2010 and another on April 18, 2013. This video of a large UFO was taken on February 18, 2013.
Russian companies prepare employees for nuclear war
 The reason the Minister of Emergency Situations signed Vladimir Puchkov’s  order which shall take effect today – the protection of the population in the event of a chemical or radioactive contamination. The whole territory of St. Petersburg is related to a particular (highest) group of civil defense, may be subjected to radioactive contamination in the event of an accident at Leningrad NPP.
Therefore, 100 percent of the citizens should be provided with gas masks, nearly one in three from St. Petersburg – as “medical personal protective equipment” (kits with special preparations – AI-2).
The primary responsibility for civil defense management Ministry of Emergency Situations holds the employers. They have to buy gas masks to all employees and to create a 5 percent margin. In the absence of necessary warehouses executives have the right to distribute gas masks and kits to the employees themselves, charging them with responsibility for the safety of property. And all this – at their own expense.
Any failure to comply with these requirements qualify as sufficiently serious administrative offenses: legal entities can be fined from 100 to 200 thousand rubles, their managers or other officials – up to 20 thousand.
Comply with the rules, of course, profitable. After all, the easiest mask on the St. Petersburg market is worth 150 rubles, AI-2 kit – 240 rubles. That is to ensure the collective enterprise of 50 people cost about 12 thousand rubles. Given that, according to the Committee on Labor and Social Protection of St. Petersburg, the city has about 3.1 million people, the total business expenses will exceed 700 million rubles.
However, in addition to the purchase of PPE, employers responsibility training for the rules of civil defense, coordination with local administrations comprehensive plans and so on. All this is not so much expensive as troublesome events.
For example, the head of each organization or designee other officer (chairman of the committee) must undergo special training and every five years to improve skills in the institutions of Ministry of Emergency Situations (including Training Center in St. Petersburg). Tuition is free, but you need to enroll and get directions to the district administration. For ordinary employees should conduct classes in the approved curriculum followed consolidate the knowledge and skills in exercises and training.
Mark Levin: Netanyahu’s ‘Leader of the Free World, Not Obama’
US President Obama listens as Israeli PM Netanyahu delivers a statement in Washington  
Nationally syndicated radio show host Mark Levin discussed the emerging nuclear deal between the United States and Iran and relations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama, stating that “[t]he problem is not Netanyahu, the problem is Obama.”
In a recent Q&A on Israel Hayom, Mark Levin, a Jewish American lawyer and author, described Obama as “anti-Israel,” further saying that “[h]e (Obama) is among the top five worst presidents, maybe the top three,” while referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “the leader of the free world.”
With millions of regular listeners, Levin has not hidden his respect for Israel and her leader, nor has he hidden his concerns about the tiny Jewish nation’s future.
In the wake of a firestorm that is brewing in the Middle East it appears that his biggest concern, as of late, is the emerging nuclear deal between the United States and Iran.
In the Israel Hayom Q&A written by Boaz Bismuth, when asked, “Does Obama See Iran through different eyes than we do? Could it be that what we see as a problem, he sees as a solution?” Levin’s answer was nothing short of direct.
What Happens When You Die? Out Of Body And Near Death Experiences Are Real, Claims    Study        

What Happens When You Die? Out Of Body And Near Death Experiences Are Real, Claims Heart Attack Study
What happens when you die? Medical researchers have long assumed consciousness to be faded or gone when the brain is supposed to be shut down, but the largest ever study of heart attack victims claims to prove that the so-called near death experience is real. The study even claims people who are clinically dead on the operating room table can recall events up to three minutes after death.

In a related report by the Inquisitr, scientists who created a quantum theory of consciousness called Orch OR, claim they have evidence for how the human soul functions in conjunction with the physical brain. A model named Andressa Urach claims to have had a near death experience, and now she says God wants her to tell the world that vanity isn’t everything.
Dr. Sam Parnia of the University of Southampton studied 2,600 patients who intimately know what happens when you die.

After suffering a cardiac arrest, these patients were revived after their brain functions were supposed to have stopped. None of them recall walking toward a bright light, but many recall detailed events after being declared medically dead, with 46 percent experiencing real events that occurred in the operating room.
A good nine percent claimed to have had a near death experience, and even two percent, or 52 people, claimed to have had visual out of body experiences. Unfortunately, death is not as peaceful as we might hope, since many just recall feeling fear.
The biggest finding of the study was that the detailed events recalled by the patients actually corresponded to verified events.
“This is significant, since it has often been assumed that experiences in relation to death are likely hallucinations or illusions, occurring either before the heart stops or after the heart has been successfully restarted, but not an experience corresponding with ‘real’ events when the heart isn’t beating,” Dr. Parnia said according to Metro.
“In this case, consciousness and awareness appeared to occur during a three-minute period when there was no heartbeat. This is paradoxical, since the brain typically ceases functioning within 20-30 seconds of the heart stopping and doesn’t resume again until the heart has been restarted.”
In the end, the researchers believe the question of what happens when you die now “merits further genuine investigation without prejudice.” The researchers realize that out of body experiences and near death experiences can be quite controversial, but with this study they “wanted to go beyond the emotionally charged yet poorly defined term of NDEs to explore objectively what happens when we die.” Dr. Parnia admits more research is needed, but he claims the study proves it’s impossible to disclaim or “absolutely prove the reality or meaning of patients’ experiences and claims of awareness.”
[Image via Drew Gardner]

Scientists Take DNA Sample From Woolly Mammoth Leg for Cloning Project

The research team, from the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation and Russia's North-Eastern Federal University, began this week to extract DNA from the leg of the long-frozen animal. The news was reported by the university and the Siberian Times.
Note: Video is in Korean and Russian, but subtitles can be roughly auto-translated in the 'settings' box of the player.
"We take samples of bone marrow —it is one of the best materials for DNA analysis," explained Semyon Grigoriev, director of the Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk, where scientists gathered this week to examine the remains. "If the samples are good then our coordinated work, I think, will allow in a year or two to decipher the world's first nuclear genome of the mammoth," he continued.
If no complete cells can be found to resuscitate, mapping the genome is a critical step in the process of cloning the long-extinct animal by creating an artificial cell nucleus. It is, however, nowhere near the end of potential difficulties for the ambitious program — the reconstructed DNA would have to be successfully transplanted in a living elephant embryo and carried to term. 


Resistance Is Futile. You WILL Be Assimilated! Microsoft Joins Rush To Replace Passwords With Beastly Biometric Authentication

Tech firms have been stepping up their efforts to put an end to the password. The latest to jump on the movement is Microsoft. Today the Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant announced it will support biometric authentication for devices that use its upcoming operating system Windows 10.
Called “Windows Hello,” the technology will allow people to use their fingerprint, iris or face to gain access to laptops, tablets, phones and other devices. “Passwords are the primary method most of us use to protect our personal information, but they are inconvenient and insecure,” Microsoft vice president of the operating system group Joe Belfiore wrote in a blog post announcing the move.
Increasingly, biometric data is being used to do away with the messiness of passwords. The passwords people choose are often weak and kept on some remote server where they can be compromised.
In contrast, biometric information is authenticated on the device itself and isn’t stored on a remote server. (READ MORE)