Revelations 18:23 for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
British Medical Journal Blasts FDA on Lotronex
By: From Reuters
LONDON -- The Food and Drug Administration, charged with guarding the health of all Americans, is compromised by funding from the drug industry and pressure from Congress, the editor of a top British medical journal said Friday.
Richard Horton of the journal The Lancet accused the world's most powerful drug watchdog, which regulates a market worth more than $1 trillion, of endangering lives in its handling of GlaxoSmithKline's controversial bowel drug, Lotronex, and of being a servant of the pharmaceutical industry.
The FDA approved Lotronex in February 2000, but the company voluntarily withdrew it from the market nine months later after the deaths of five patients who had been taking it.
"This story reveals not only dangerous failings in a single drug's approval and review process but also the extent to which the FDA--its Center for Drug Evaluation and Research in particular--has become a servant of the industry," Horton wrote in an editorial in the British journal.
The FDA said it had been holding discussions with GlaxoSmithKline concerning issues surrounding Lotronex.
"If Lotronex was to be introduced in any manner, FDA safety concerns would have to be adequately addressed," said Victor Raczkowski, the deputy director of the Office of Drug Evaluation III, which oversees the department that reviewed Lotronex.
He said the editorial was a misrepresentation of the FDA and how it works, and he denied that the review process was secretive or that opinions had been suppressed.
"The FDA is a large scientific organization. We have many people who have worked in the review. We expect and encourage them to be frank about their scientific opinion," Raczkowski said.
The Lancet said scientists within the FDA who raised concerns about the drug's safety were sidelined and excluded from future discussions.
"The FDA is not only compromised because it receives so much funding from industry but because it comes under incredible congressional pressure to be favorable to industry. That has led to deaths," Horton said in an interview.
The FDA monitors the safety, labeling, import, transport, storage and sale of food ingredients, drugs, cosmetics and surgical supplies.
GlaxoSmithKline confirmed the company was in discussions with the FDA, but it refused to discuss the timing of any decision.
"We are in discussions with the FDA over Lotronex," a spokesman said.
Lotronex was developed to treat irritable bowel syndrome, which can cause disabling bouts of constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain and bloating.
News from the Middle East, Bible Prophecy coming to pass. Ezekiel 37:21 And say unto
them, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone,
and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: And
I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall
be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided
into two kingdoms any more at all:
Ezekiel 37:28 And the heathen shall know
that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for
evermore. Ezekial 38:16 And thou shalt come up against my people of
Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring
thee against my land, that the
heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O
Gog, before their eyes. Psalms 118:10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name
of the LORD will I destroy them. Isaiah 52:10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the
nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. Revelation 17:14 These shall
make war with the Lamb,
and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of Kings: and they
that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
In war, some facts less factual than others By SCOTT PETERSON When George H.W. Bush ordered American forces to the Persian Gulf - to reverse Iraq's August 1990 invasion of Kuwait - part of the administration case was that an Iraqi juggernaut was also threatening to roll into Saudi Arabia. Citing top-secret satellite images, Pentagon officials estimated in mid-September that up to 250,000 Iraqi troops and 1,500 tanks stood on the border, threatening the key U.S. oil supplier. But when the St. Petersburg Times in Florida acquired two commercial Soviet satellite images of the same area, taken at the same time, no Iraqi troops were visible near the Saudi border - just empty desert. "It was a pretty serious fib," says Jean Heller, the Times journalist who broke the story. "That (Iraqi buildup) was the whole justification for Bush sending troops in there, and it just didn't exist," Three times Heller contacted the office of then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, now vice president, for evidence refuting the Times photos or analysis - offering to hold the story if proved wrong. The official response: "Trust us." Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Romans 3:4 let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. Matthew 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
The Beam in Our Own Eye By Colbert I. King News that State Department spokesman Philip Reeker had invoked the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this week in the case of Nigeria's Amina Lawal called to mind the question in the Sermon on the Mount: "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" You see, even as our State Department condemns sharia trials and stoning sentences in Nigeria, our government in Washington now seems to be having a problem of its own extending due process protections, fairness and justice to all people. Matthew 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Luke 12:1 Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Sharia: Amina Lawal Loses Appeal Against Stoning By Ismaila Umaru Lere A Sharia Court in Funtua, Katsina State, ruled yesterday 8/19 that Malama Amina Lawal must face death by stoning for adultery and bearing a child outside marriage. A cry of "Allahu Akbar" meaning God is Great rang out of the courtroom when Judge Abdullahi Aliyu issued his verdict dismissing Amina Lawal's appeal. "The court has adequate evidence to prove its action," he stressed. Alhaji Aliyu stated that the court has carried out an in-depth research from the Holy Qur'an and Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) before arriving at the ruling. John 8:7 He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
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New Jersey priests caught in Montreal prostitution sting Two New Jersey priests, including the former head of a Catholic high school for boys, were arrested in Montreal on charges of soliciting sex from minors, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Newark said. The Rev. William Giblin, 70, and the Rev. Eugene Heyndricks, 60, were caught in a police sting operation Wednesday, archdiocese spokesman James Goodness told The Star-Ledger of Newark in Saturday's editions. The arrests were connected to the breakup of a prostitution ring that employed boys as young as 14, Goodness said. Matthew 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Mark 7:21 out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Mark 7:23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man. Matthew 12:27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
Archbishop accused of 'idolatry' over book By Jonathan Petre The new Archbishop of Canterbury, who has already dismayed evangelicals with his liberal views on homosexuality, has been accused of "idolatry" for encouraging devotion to the Virgin Mary in a new book. Dr Rowan Williams, who was named as Dr George Carey's successor on Tuesday, has upset conservative evangelicals for appearing to condone the practice of praying to Mary, which many regard as contrary to Biblical teaching. John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 16:26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. 2Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first,
God will yet choose Israel BY Matthew McGee Many denominations hold to the view that God has forsaken the nation of Israel forever. They feel that because Israel crucified their Messiah, Jesus Christ, that God has taken away the promises He made to Israel, and has applied those promises to the present day predominantly Gentile church. However, we must not put "what we feel" above what God's Word actually says. God made unconditional promises to Abraham (originally named Abram) that were not dependent upon any action of Abraham or his descendants. In Genesis 12:3, God told Abram, "... I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." Another reason that we know that God has not forsaken Israel forever is the prominence Israel has in the end time prophecies which are yet to be fulfilled. The Old Testament is rich with prophecies of end time events. All of the prophecies and visions were given to Hebrew prophets, and most of the events take place in, or are centered around the nation of Israel. Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. 29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. Genesis 28:13 I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Acts 5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, 31Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.At Seminary, Unease Over Gay Priests Unspoken Issue Created Atmosphere of Tension By Hanna Rosin Several things struck Andrew Krzmarzick during orientation week for his class of aspiring priests in the late summer of 1997: how brainy everyone seemed, how they weren't ostentatiously pious, and one other thing. Midway through a tour of the library at Theological College in Northeast Washington, he noticed another student "definitely checking me out." So he ditched the tour and asked the one friend he'd made so far: "Hey -- are we the only straight guys here or what?" He began to view his classmates as "people who'd come there not out of some noble calling, but who'd come there to hide." Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. Deuteronomy 23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. 2Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 2Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
The Ruinous Drug Laws By BOB HERBERT If you want to see the true craziness of the Rockefeller drug laws just compare the cases of Andre Neverson, a violent felon currently being hunted for the murder of two women, and Kenia Tatis, a 32-year-old mother of three who is serving a mandatory sentence of 15 years to life in state prison. The ethnic differentials in the enforcement of the drug laws are extraordinary. While there is wide use of illegal drugs across the ethnic spectrum, including among whites, 94 percent of the people doing time for drug offenses in the state of New York are black or Hispanic. Luke 11:46 Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. Isaiah 10:1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; 2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
DC Medical Marijuana Initiative Will Be on November Ballot -- Unless Congress Quashes It Again In 1998, Washington, DC, voters overwhelmingly approved a medical marijuana initiative, only to have it blocked uncounted by the District's congressional overseers. But after a federal court battle led by the Marijuana Policy Project (http://www.mpp.org) resulted in the congressional amendment to the DC appropriations bill being ruled unconstitutional, MPP took to the streets this summer to gather signatures for another DC medical marijuana initiative. The group needed to gather 17,500 valid signatures by July 13 to get on the ballot. On Monday, MPP presented petitions with more than 39,000 signatures to the DC Board of Elections, almost ensuring that District voters will have another chance to vote on medical marijuana this fall. The initiative has the support of a majority of the DC city council, five members of which filed affidavits in federal court backing MPP's lawsuit against Congress. Rep. Bob Barr (R-GA), the drug war zealot and occasional libertarian who engineered the successful congressional effort to keep medical marijuana away from residents of "the last plantation," as District residents unhappy with their lack of congressional representation sometimes refer to the city. The infamous Barr is already attempting another blocking move. Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
William Tyndale: Father of the English Bible The Romish Church in England had forbidden the Bible to be translated into the common tongue. The church was adamant about this and did everything in its power to enforce this rule. There is no question about it but that the reason was simply that the Bible in the hands of the common people would reveal how totally corrupt the Romish church had become. The church did not want people to know this. One cleric with whom Tyndale spoke about translating the Scriptures raged: "We had better be without God's laws than the pope's." Not only ought the story of Tyndale give us renewed appreciation for our Bibles; it ought also to fill our hearts with thanksgiving to God that He has given the church such men of courage and conviction that we can have God's Word today to read, to study, to enjoy, to believe. We ought never to forget that these words were written with the ink of martyr's blood. Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Hebrews 12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
Creation-Evolution Encyclopedia An astounding amount of scientific evidence disproving evolutionary theory has been uncovered. Here is part of that evidence. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Genesis 6:10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 1Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 1Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Peace brokers answer South Asia's call for arms By David Isenberg One of the little noted paradoxes of the recent crisis between India and Pakistan was that some of the same countries desperately seeking to avert war between the two nuclear powers were the same ones avidly seeking to sell them weapons. The United States, Britain, France and Russia all sent diplomats to stop New Delhi and Islamabad from going to war over Kashmir, fearing it might lead to a nuclear exchange. But at the same time, their respective military industrial complexes were supplying India or Pakistan - or both, in some cases - varied military goods or competing for future arms contracts. Micah 4:3 and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Luke 12:1 Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
US Set to Resume Its Role in Halting Latin Drug Planes President Bush is expected to approve the resumption of a program to force down or shoot down airplanes suspected of ferrying drugs in Latin America, a year after the program was halted by the mistaken downing of a plane carrying American missionaries in Peru, American officials say. The program's many critics had assumed that the mistaken downing of the missionaries' plane, in which two Americans were killed, would make it impossible for the White House to start it up again. The air interdiction program, first begun during the Clinton administration in 1995, was designed to halt the shipment of semirefined cocaine from Peru to Colombia, where it was processed and then shipped to the United States. Psalms 12:8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted. Matthew 15:14 they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Luke 6:39 Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? Psalms 146:8 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous: Matthew 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
MS victim faces jail over cannabisBy MURDO MacLEOD A WHEELCHAIR-using multiple sclerosis sufferer is facing a year in prison following allegations she baked cannabis-laced chocolates and sent them to fellow MS patients. "I find it disgusting to say the least that shes being persecuted like this. I am not normally lost for words, but I think it is itself criminal that people should be victimised in this way." Hundreds of people with MS claim cannabis relieves their symptoms, which can include debilitating pain in the joints and muscles. "I could drink a bottle of whisky, get drunk and then strike someone. I bet I wouldnt be treated as harshly as Biz Ivol. Can they not show some humanity and understanding and allow the people for whom this seems to work to use it? They are hardly a danger to society." Luke 6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. Genesis 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. FDA Reapproves Bowel Drug After Pulling It for Safety In Unprecedented Reversal, Agency Allows Restricted Use of Lotronex Following Patients' Pleas The FDA announced that Lotronex could return under tight restrictions designed to limit the number of people using it and minimize the risk of serious side effects. The FDA withdrew the drug in 2000 after it was linked to complications that killed at least four people and sent 127 to the hospital. The action came in response to heavy pressure from Lotronex users, who argued that the drug had allowed them for the first time to control debilitating chronic diarrhea and stomach pains caused by their illness. Other drugs approved with similar restrictions include RU-486, the controversial "abortion pill," and thalidomide, the notorious medicine that can cause birth defects, which was recently approved to treat skin sores caused by leprosy. Luke 12:1 Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 1Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; PLEASE LEAVE OUR PLANTS AND BOOKS ALONE!!! Plea from Australia! "There is something very wrong with a state or government that bans any NATURAL herb." People on this planet are not yet aware that the five largest and most powerful industries do not want us to use and enjoy our NATURAL products. 'THEY' can patent, and therefore profit from chemicals, but 'THEY' can't make money from herbs. Even our governments are threatened by the self empowerment that herbs give us. The largest industries who profit from power, chemicals, poisons, addictions, disease and greed do not want competition from NATURAL remedies. Outlaw the chemicals and not the herb! That's the way to win the 'war' against drugs. Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Jeremiah 12:4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? Revelation 22:2 and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
'If I had known my son was going to be a suicide bomber, I would have locked him in his room'Fathiyeh Budeir was devastated. The mother of eight sat on the verandah of her house in Bethlehem and held her head in despair after being told of the final moments of her son Issa, the youngest suicide bomber in the 21-month Palestinian uprising. She already knew that the 16-year-old schoolboy had blown himself and two Israelis apart outside a cafe near Tel Aviv five weeks ago. Last week, to add to her anguish, she discovered that he had been bullied into committing the atrocity by his terrorist masterminds after he wavered at the last minute. "I felt sick, shocked and completely confused," said Mrs Budeir. "I still could not believe that this was my son." The family later turned away representatives of the Ba'ath Party of Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi president, who issues cheques to the parents of suicide bombers. Mark 10:14 Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. John 11:35 Jesus wept.
How the Koran Contradicts the Word of God: The Bible If the Koran were truly a book spoken by God to a true prophet of God, Muhammad, and if God were truly infallible, inerrant, and unchanging... why then do we find such contradictions in the Koran? Islam claims that Jesus is not God! This belief is so important to Islam that it was printed in bold type in the leaflet "Prophethood in Islam": "The Quranic account of Jesus emphatically rejects the concept of his Divinity and Divine Sonship ." Furthermore, the Institute of Islamic Information and Education publishes a leaflet entitled "Is Jesus Really God?" In it they totally reject the biblical teaching that Jesus is God manifest in the flesh. 1John 2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: 1John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:14 And the Word was made 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. Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
How US confidence took a hit it could ill afford in troubled timesBy Martin Flanagan WALL Street needs the WorldCom accounting scandal like a hole in the head. It has been a horrible 12 months for the worlds biggest stock market and talismanic totem of global capitalism. It has all remorselessly chipped away at the confidence of American investors in their stock market. The US stock markets fear is that if a company this big can be using smoke and mirrors when it reports its financial state, how many others are also being dishonest? The danger is that the public will believe that along with the mushrooming of share option packages for leading US business executives there has come a culture of greed and dishonesty. Proverbs 15:27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; Jeremiah 22:17 But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, Exodus 18:21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; Psalms 119:36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. Mark 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Kill or cure: Bio-weapons in the war on drugs By Tom Fawthrop The war on drugs is taking a dangerous new turn, as drug-enforcement agencies desperate for results look increasingly to biological weapons as their silver bullet. The growing realization that enforcement agencies are losing the war against drugs has fueled an increasingly desperate effort to mobilize science in the search for a final solution. Biological research has been harnessed to develop toxic fungi that would attack the narcotic plants and prevent regrowth. Forced eradication and aerial spraying of chemical herbicides have provoked angry protests from farmers in several Latin American countries, often accompanied by brutal military suppression, especially in Colombia. Countries that question the wisdom of the current global drug strategy, known as the "reassess" and liberal-minded states, tend to adopt a low profile. Washington, the leader of the "reaffirm" school, continues to hold sway in determining UNDCP policy directions and operations in the developing world. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Leviticus 25:17 Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God. Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Psalms 9:9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Psalms 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker:
Southwest will charge large fliers extra fareSouthwest Airlines will start charging larger passengers for two seats on its 2,800 daily flights starting June 26. Ticket agents will not have weight and height requirements to follow when determining who can comfortably fit into one seat or who needs to purchase another ticket, said Southwest spokeswoman Christine Turneabe-Connelly. "It is, unfortunately, a judgment call," she said. Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want. Psalms 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery:
Drug Firms Among Big Donors at GOP Event Pharmaceutical companies are among 21 donors paying $250,000 each for red-carpet treatment at tonight's 6/19 GOP fundraising gala starring President Bush, two days after Republicans unveiled a prescription drug plan the industry is backing, according to GOP officials. Every company giving money to the event has business before Congress. Job 15:34 For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery. Revelation 18:23 for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Patience A poem by Avery Scott How Many times has God told you, I don't move when you say go, I am that I am, there's no harm in moving slow, Romans 5:3 but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4And patience, experience; and experience, hope: Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
Called To Be Saints A "saint" is not some super-spiritual Christian... . Now dead and having lived a long time ago Who is canonized and venerated as an object of worship -- Indeed, every Christian is a saint! 1Corinthians 1:2 to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 1Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
Monk made saint Padre Pio, an Italian Capuchin monk who died in 1968, is revered for having borne permanent wounds on his hands and feet like those Christ suffered at the crucifixion. He was said to have known what penitents would confess to him and reportedly wrestled with the devil in his cell. But during his lifetime many in the Church doubted claims of his miracles and suggested he was a fraud. 2Thessalonians 2:9 whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 2Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. Matthew 12:39 An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
FBI guilty of cover-up over anthrax suspectAMERICAN investigators know the identity of the killer who paralysed the US by sending anthrax in the post but will not arrest the culprit, according to leading US scientists. Dr Barbara Hatch Rosenberg, director of the biological warfare division at the Federation of American Scientists, first accused the FBI of foot-dragging in February with a scathing investigation that included a portrait of the possible perpetrator so detailed that it could only match one person. Rosenberg said she knows who that person is and so do a top-level clique of US government scientists, the CIA, the FBI and the White House. Most crucially, she believes the suspect has in the past actually conducted experiments for the government to test the response of the police and civil agencies to a bioterror attack. Psalms 25:3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. Jeremiah 13:25 because thou hast forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood. 26 Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face, that thy shame may appear.
Philippines Enacts Death Penalty for Drug Dealing, Possession of a Pound of Marijuana The Philippines congress has approved and President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has signed a draconian new anti-drug measure, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. The act mandates the death penalty for drug dealing -- no matter how small the quantity -- or for posssession of as little as 500 grams of marijuana. The new law will go into effect in July. Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Isaiah 10:1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; John 16:2 the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 1 Timothy 4:1-5 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 1John 2:18 even now are there many antichrists;
A PEOPLE STRUGGLING FOR SURVIVAL By Kalibu Ministries The problems in Sudan have largely been ignored by the news media. Slave-trade is openly conducted in the marketplace. Islamic sharia law is being forced upon all people, with only torture and death awaiting those who hold to their Christian views. The aggression and oppression of the north is fueled by a force more than race, more than ethnicity, more than greed....it is fueled by Satan himself. We believe that peace will only come when the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ is allowed to rule and reign in the hearts of the people. 1Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; John 10:10 I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. Matthew 25:45 Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.Virtual Slave Labor for Indian Workers at Oklahoma Pickle Plant By
Feds Move to Seize LA Cannabis Resource Center, Hunger Strike Underway Federeal prosecutors argued that Proposition 215, the ballot initiative that legalized medical marijuana in California, was invalidated by federal law and did not provide a defense against assit forfeiture proceedings under federal law.Genesis 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Feds sued over anthrax documents In October, press reports revealed that White House staff had been on a regimen of the powerful antibiotic Cipro since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Judicial Watch wants to know why White House workers, including President Bush, began taking the drug nearly a month before anthrax was detected on Capitol Hill. Psalms 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. Job 12:16 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his. Psalms 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
Victorious Proclamation By R.B. Thieme Jr. Satan and his demons continually wage war to prevent God from fulfilling His promise of salvation through the unique God-man, Jesus Christ. John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Gracia freed; Martin, Ediborah Killed "The Lord will give us the strength to get through this," Paul Burnham said when he came to the door. Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
War against the Saints We now come to a period when persecution, under the guise of Christianity, committed more enormities than ever disgraced the annals of Paganism. The dogmas and edicts of Rome replaced the pure Word of the Living God! The Catholic religion will not be found in the Holy Bible! From its inception, it has been a false way, and remains a false way that God hates, because it deceives people! May this truth being related bring an awakening to the hearts of many sincere people and cause them to search the scriptures to see if these things be so. Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of Kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.R
FBI Given New domestic Spy Powers Saying that bureaucracy in Washington has hampered FBI agents in the field, Attorney General John Ashcroft on Thursday eased restrictions on domestic spying, handing the bureau a broad, new authority to monitor Internet sites, libraries, churches and political organizations for clues to terrorist plots. Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: 5To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you. Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
The Seven Spirits of God Revelation 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
ALCOHOL AND VIOLENCE: FACTS IN BRIEF Violent incidents frequently involve alcohol: in 42% to 66% of all homicides and serious assaults the perpetrator, victim, or both had been drinking. Alcohol availability is related to violent assaults. Communities or neighborhoods that have more bars and liquor stores per capita experience more assaults. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Luke 12:1 Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Isaiah 32:6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
defamation case tests web freedom By Bob
Major international media companies urged the High Court of Australia on Tuesday to overturn a lower court decision that they argue will dramatically limit freedom of speech on the Internet as a result of a defamation action between an Australian businessman and the US-based Dow Jones media company. Counsel for the 18 international media organizations, Brett Walker QC, argued that one consequence of the decision would be on small non-profit media organizations. "They include the very kind of persons with virtually no resources that are able to place information on the web ... and compete in the marketplace of ideas. They are ... the least able to withstand litigation," he argued. Isaiah 10:1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; 2To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people,
Amnesty International: U.S. sacrificing human rights By Laurie Kellman The United States has fought the war on terrorism at the expense of human rights, eroding its credibility as a global leader on humanitarian issues, Amnesty International said Tuesday. "How can the U.S. condemn Russia's violations of the Geneva Conventions in Chechnya after selectively applying them to detainees in Guantanamo Bay?" Matthew 15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.Angry FBI agents joked about al Qaeda mole at HQ Minneapolis FBI agents who unsuccessfully sought an August 2001 warrant to search flight school student Zacarias Moussaoui's computer did so after learning that Phoenix FBI agents outlined similar concerns about other suspected terrorists in Arizona three weeks earlier. That decision, according to government sources, so infuriated the Minneapolis agents that they joked among themselves that Osama bin Laden, whose al Qaeda network has been named in the September 11 attacks, must have successfully planted a mole inside the FBI. Psalms 94:16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO CHANDRA LEVY? Chandra Levy's body turns up just in time to distract the entire US media from questions about what the Bush administration knew before 9/11. Her body miraculously appears in a wooded area that was thoroughly searched by police officials after her disappearance. It's "discovered" just in time to bounce all questions about Bush right out of the news. Will we get to hear more about the man who was, "looking for turtles" and found her? I doubt it. Psalms 33:4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth. Proverbs 14:22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.Treat Cuba as well as we treat China By MARK SHIELDS We choose to overlook China's brutalizing of her own people and terrorizing of her neighbors. We do so because both American parties are responsive to very large economic interests, which make very large political contributions and which expect large profits from commerce with China. What would it take for the administration to treat Cuba the same way it treats China? How about the discovery of a major oil field just outside the gates of Guantanamo? That just might do it. China is big. Cuba is small. Hypocrisy. Proverbs 11:9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. Luke 12:1 Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Luke 6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
AMERICA'S "MOST TRUSTED" PRESIDENT HAS ALSO GRABBED DICTATORIAL POWERS! By Cutting Edge Ministries During the 2000 Presidential Election, Bush claimed to be a Born Again Christian of the Billy Graham variety. Christians believed him almost totally, believing him to be a "Compassionate Christian", and a true Conservative. However, from the beginning, we sounded a strong alarm. George W. Bush is a life long Adept in the Satanic secret society, Skull & Bones. Contrary to public opinion, Bush has never, ever renounced this membership. In fact, in the August, 2000, CNN.com interview, Bush admitted he was a member of Skull&Bones, and boldly stated that this experience is part of what made him the man he is today. Jeremiah 7:28 This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth. Isaiah 60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted. Isaiah 66:3 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not. Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
ISRAELwants Iran nukes on agenda of Bush-Putin summitThe government is lobbying Washington to place Iranian nuclear proliferation high on the agenda of next week's critical summit between US President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which is expected to go a long way toward codifying a new world order. Psalms 104:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. NATO hails historic Russia agreement Under the agreement with Moscow, a new NATO-Russia Council will set joint policy on a fixed range of issues including counterterrorism, controlling the spread of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, missile defense, peacekeeping and management of regional crises, civil defense, search-and-rescue at sea, military reforms and arms control. The first meeting of the new council will take place May 28 at an Italian air force base outside Rome, when Putin will sit down alongside President Bush and other NATO leaders. "This is a new stage that would have been unimaginable a few years ago," said Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Pique. "We are in a completely new world." President George H. W. Bush, Sr. - 1991 "The world can therefore seize the opportunity [Persian Gulf crisis] to fulfill the long-held promise of a New World Order where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind." Ezekiel 38:15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: Psalms 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
Dionne Warwick facing charges after MIA screeners find marijuana Dionne Warwick, the five-time Grammy award winner and former pitchwoman for the Psychic Friends Network, was arrested Sunday after screeners at Miami International Airport found 11 marijuana joints concealed in a silver lipstick vial in her carry-on luggage. ''It's medicinal,'' said Ruth Bowen, a theatrical agent and friend of Warwick's who answered the door at a Miami Beach condo where Warwick had told police she had been staying. Bowen explained that the singer uses marijuana to treat glaucoma. ``She's not a drug abuser.'' Younger fans know her as the spokeswoman for the Psychic Friends Network and as the cousin of pop diva Whitney Houston. Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
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What Shimon Says: Shimon Peres in His Own Words By Roger A. Gerber and Raul Jean Isaac Peres exhibits a flippant attitude toward the most serious subjects. His remarks concerning Arafat reflect this insouciant, devil-may-care approach to the core issues of Israel's survival. When serious questions concerning Arafat's behavior are raised, he shrugs them off with frivolous quips. To this day, Peres is unwilling to recognize any serious divergence in goals, values, interests and mode of behavior between Israel and Arafat. Proverbs 11:21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. Romans 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Sexual abuse of nuns by priests: A tragedy wider than Africa It cited five internal church reports, 1994 to 1998, several of which went to the Vatican, written by senior members of womens religious orders and a U.S. priest. They told of priests who exploit their financial and spiritual authority to gain sexual favors from nuns. With H.I.V. and AIDS rampant in Africa, some priests see young nuns as safe targets for sex. In extreme cases, priests have impregnated nuns and then encouraged them to have abortions. Complicating the problem is mandatory celibacy, which is not accepted in African culture as having sign value. 1 Timothy 4:1-5 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 1John 2:22 He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled:Against Depression, a Sugar Pill Is Hard to Beat A new analysis has found that in the majority of trials conducted by drug companies in recent decades, sugar pills have done as well as -- or better than -- antidepressants. Companies have had to conduct numerous trials to get two that show a positive result, which is the Food and Drug Administration's minimum for approval. Revelations 18:23 for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. Psalms 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
Substance Use and Abuse by David Loren Buehner Despite the fact that caffeine and nicotine have been used by millions of people across the global world, it is a mistake (scientifically, historically, and against plain experience) to think that nicotine and caffeine are not some sort of drugs. Revelation 17:14 and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
Words of Encouragement and Inspiration! Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
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