Rev. Father Deacon Christopher Herman News (DCHN) Presentations:

 For November 23, 2011

Apostle1.com's note, opinion and commentary: 

We thank Rev. Father Deacon Christopher Herman, the son of our former spiritual father, Vladyka Michael Peter Herman of reposed memory for providing us the articles and their various links.

We believe that what is presented is a step in the right direction to bring our Orthodox Faith alive to all and a means to cure some of the ills that separate our Roman faithful from the root, ground and base of all things Christian: being Orthodox Catholic Christianity that began in the A.D. 800's and culminated in the official schism of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church from Orthodoxy in 1054 A.D. 

By presenting these articles and informational pages and subsequent, hoped for, weekly presentations, this endeavor will reach a wider audience and provide a means for dialogue.  For it is in and through the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, our Savior, that love, compassion and understanding may come about.  In saying this truth, it also means that we make another attempt to fulfill the ideal of why we are called "Christian" ...

Orthodoxy is not a religion.  It is CHRISTIANITY itself! To a true Christian, the events taking place through out the world and locally in the USA today is important because of how it may (and in some instances has) affected our religious rights and freedoms here in the U.S.A and in some other Western World Countries already.

Initially we had begun by "Subject" but found that by "DATE" is a better format.  Thus, the former entitled "Concerning" below are a form of archival resources while the remainder is by dating. 

As Thou, Father, art in me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us. (John 17:21)


Christopher Herman 6:37am Nov 26
The state of Israel - Part 1
www.youtube.com
Caroline Glick, managing editor of "The Jerusalem Post" discusses the state of Israel in the World, ...

Christopher Herman 6:30am Nov 26
A fence, but not a solution on the Israel-Egypt border
www.haaretz.com
The very expensive barrier going up along the Egyptian border has been heralded as the solution to t...

Christopher Herman 3:54pm Nov 24
 
Mitt Romney: 'I'm Not Looking To Put Money In People's Pockets'
www.huffingtonpost.com
If you're looking for some extra spending money, don't ask Mitt Romney. The GOP candidate-- who once...

Christopher Herman 10:00pm Nov 23
 
The GOP needs a brokered convention
politics.salon.com
As Republicans make their way toward their quadrennial meeting, the lack of consensus may be buildin...

Christopher Herman 9:57pm Nov 23
"In an Esquire profile last year, Marianne said her former husband “was impressed easily by position, status, money” and believed “that what he says in public and how he lives don’t have to be connected”."
The trouble with Newt
www.economist.com
CAN something inevitable also be highly improbable? That is the question raised by the arrival this ...

 
Christopher Herman 9:56pm Nov 23
 
Jose Pimentel: Another Informant-created Terrorist?
thenewamerican.com
Jose Pimentel, charged with plotting to explode pipe bombs in New York City, may be yet another case...

 
Christopher Herman 9:56pm Nov 23
 
How Canada Cut Spending and Got a “Payoff Decade”
www.thenewamerican.com
Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretein was forthright in explaining how he and his Finance Min...

Christopher Herman 5:14pm Nov 23
 
How Online Learning Companies Bought America's Schools | The Nation
www.thenation.com
This article was reported in partnership with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. If th...

Christopher Herman 5:07pm Nov 23
"Gingrich not only killed the Smith-Simpson bill on immigration, but also the anti-quotas Civil Rights Act. If the GOP had had the immigration issue and the quota issue to fight on in 1996, they would probably have beat Clinton."
Roy Beck has been dealing with the immigration issue for a long time. He remembers how we got here. ...

Christopher Herman 10:05am Nov 23
 
In Essays Posted on His Website, New Yorker Jose Pimentel Praises Bin Laden, Justifies 9/11, Calls f
www.memri.org
Jose Pimentel, the 27-year-old New York resident of Dominican origin and convert to Islam who was ar...

Christopher Herman 9:58am Nov 23
Here we have two spins on the recent terror incident from both the Left and the Right, with the Left implying that the radicalization was a result of Islamophobia, and the Right saying that his radicalization was a result of Islamic religion itself. Now, while I tend to side on the right-wing interpretation of this, the missing aspect here is any acknowledgement that the Feds are making the situation worse, as I have gone to highlight in the past few postings here...
Noted moderate Muslim Akbar Ahmed blames "radicalization" of NY jihad bomb plotter on "Islamophobia,
www.jihadwatch.org
Akbar Ahmed is a world-renowned Islamic moderate, but in this piece he plays the same games of victi...

 
Christopher Herman 9:53am Nov 23
 
Raymond Ibrahim: Grand Mufti Distorts Word 'Infidel' to Dupe Infidels - Jihad Watch
www.jihadwatch.org
Egypt's Grand Mufti objects to an earlier article I wrote regarding his characterization of all Chri...

Christopher Herman 9:52am Nov 23
 
In Kashmir, the Grand Mufti and the courts are being allowed to act with impunity against other Kash...

 
Christopher Herman 9:01am Nov 23
"They call it a campaign, but it’s really a reality TV show with eight contestants who compete for nearly a year. Each week or so, they get on a stage, and are prodded to attack each other, equivocate and regurgitate sound bites. Dreadful stuff. At the end, viewers vote for one winner, who gets to be the Republican nominee for President of the United States. Welcome to Episode 11. American democracy as cheesy prime time programming."

 
Christopher Herman 8:47am Nov 23
 
10 outlandish things the 'scientific' controllers have in mind for you in the near future
www.naturalnews.com
What corporate-driven "science" has in mind for the future of humanity is far different from the dre...

Christopher Herman 8:50pm Nov 22
 
The federal government has seized power from parents and local educators and now exerts unprecedente...

Christopher Herman 8:41pm Nov 22
 
These abuses of civil liberties aside, what really stuck out about the TSA screening procedure was n...

Christopher Herman 8:39pm Nov 22
 
Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme?
mises.org
I will defend the good name of Charles Ponzi from the scurrilous comparisons — what he did was nothi...

 
Christopher Herman 8:38pm Nov 22
 
Central Banks Can Increase the Money Supply, Even If Banks Do Not Lend
mises.org
Banks can and do make clients shift from short-term deposits.

 
Christopher Herman 8:36pm Nov 22
 
Obama's Patent Reform: Improvement or Continuing Calamity?
mises.org
These proposed reforms do not call for eliminating the patent injunction, for seriously cutting back...

Christopher Herman 7:48pm Nov 22
 
DARPA to develop biometric sensor capable of seeing through walls, pulling your heartstrings
www.engadget.com
Though the military already employs a handful of devices to help soldiers see humans from behind wal...

Christopher Herman 7:30pm Nov 22
"The Fed has recently acquired quite a taste for correcting market prices. Remember that the goal of the first round of debt monetization — euphemistically called "quantitative easing" — was to free bank balance sheets from the toxic waste accumulated during the boom and thus prevent banks from unloading unwanted mortgage securities in the marketplace at distressed prices, which would not only have burned a considerable hole into their capital but would also have revealed the lack of true demand for these securities. This required the printing by the Fed of a brand new $1 trillion — give or take a few hundred billion — and provided a nice subsidy to the hard-pressed American financial system. The second round of debt monetization — QE2 — was squarely aimed at manipulating the prices of Treasury securities. Treasury yields were simply not in line with what the committee deemed appropriate for the planned recovery and had thus to be massaged to lower levels. Another $600 billion had to be printed for this initiative."
Operation Twisted Logic
mises.org
As part of "Operation Twist" the Fed will purchase $400 billion of long-dated government bonds and s...

Christopher Herman 6:55pm Nov 22
 
The Fed's Long Shot
mises.org
If pushing down the short-term interest rate doesn't seem to be fixing the economy, let's push down ...

Christopher Herman 6:54pm Nov 22
 
America's Greatest Industrial Transformation
mises.org
The period between 1873 and 1894 remains one of the most misunderstood and debated in all of America...

 
Christopher Herman 6:51pm Nov 22
"The authors add up debt obligations of various sorts including nonperforming loans now guaranteed by the Chinese government. The total comes to nearly 76 percent of GDP, exceeding the international standard, and the burden will likely grow."
The China Model Is Unsustainable
mises.org
So can the Chinese bail out the Europeans? Not hardly.

Christopher Herman 6:07pm Nov 22
 
Fed Policy and Asset Prices
mises.org
When assessing the tightness or looseness of monetary policy, should we focus narrowly on consumer p...

 
Christopher Herman 5:57pm Nov 22
 
Flawed Role Model: Germany's Finances Not as Sound as Believed - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - Internation
www.spiegel.de
The German government likes to pride itself on its solid finances and claim the country is a safe ha...

Christopher Herman 5:51pm Nov 22
"The most recent National Jewish Population Survey found only 27% of American Jews attending synagogue even once a month, compared with Gallup polls showing 53% of Americans in general (and 61% of Republicans) who attend church at least that regularly. Only 59% of American Jews bother to fast on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year, compared with the more than 95% of Christians who say they celebrate Christmas.
By every measure, American Jews are less involved with religious organizations and observance than their Catholic or Protestant neighbors. As Gallup regularly reports, religious outlook plays a profound role in shaping political preferences. In 2008, those who attended religious services every week gave McCain a big advantage of 12 percentage points while those declaring they "never" attended church (16% of the population) went for Obama by an even more lopsided margin: 67% to 30%.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that the Jewish community, where only a minority chooses to worship even monthly, mirrors the political attitudes of the secular community of "no affiliation" far more closely than it reflects the outlook of any other religious faith. The voting behavior of American Jews conforms closely to the preferences of the irreligious and the unaffiliated precisely because so many of them are, in fact, theologically unaffiliated.
This means that Republican identification as the more viscerally, consistently pro-Israel party won't attract American Jews as powerfully as they'll feel repelled by the GOP image as the more outspokenly religious party — and particularly the political home of enthusiastic Christian Evangelicals.
Given their prevailing disconnection from observance or religious affirmation, many Jews characterize themselves not by what they believe but what they don't believe: We're not Christians. This is the single shared religious conviction (or non-conviction) connecting secular atheists such as Woody Allen and Orthodox believers such as Joe Lieberman. It's also why "Jews for Jesus" or self-styled "Messianic Jews" are ultimate outcasts in the Jewish world, recognized by no mainstream organizations. By embracing Christian doctrine, such groups defy the very essence of Jewishness for big majorities of American Jews who maintain no affiliation with religious institutions, but nonetheless reject claims of Christ's divinity.
This means that the determined courting by presidential contenders of born-again voters who might decide Iowa plays no better with Jews than it does with secularists — no matter how fervently those born-again citizens love Israel and identify with her fight for survival."
Column: How not to win the Jewish vote
www.usatoday.com
Michael Medved: In-your-face Christianity is a much bigger factor (a negative one) than support of I...

Christopher Herman 5:37pm Nov 22
 
Calif. High Court Ruling Favorable for Traditional Marriage
thenewamerican.com
The California Supreme Court has issued a ruling that allows champions of traditional marriage to de

Christopher Herman 5:03pm Nov 22
"The occupiers want to believe that the 1 percent is Gordon Gekko stepping on their throat. Half the protesters are aged 20–29, highly educated, in hock up to their ears in student-loan debt, and unemployed. Surely this is someone's fault. The 99ers want what Wall Street has to offer: money, power, and a black town car to pick them up and shuttle them to and from work each day.

Forget peace on earth: these folks want to be Masters of the Universe. And they don't understand why their freshly minted diplomas haven't made that possible. However, the money, power, and lifestyle only percolates to a few; and when the asset bubbles pop, the party is over, and the falls from grace severe."
The Market Stars in Margin Call
mises.org
The 99 percent occupying Wall Street won't get much satisfaction from J.C. Chandor's Margin Call.

Christopher Herman 4:52pm Nov 22
 
Will the Latest Plan Fix the Eurozone?
mises.org
Deleveraging is necessary to clean up the system and lay the foundations for solid economic expansio...

Christopher Herman 4:50pm Nov 22
 
They keep trying and trying with ever-worse results. There is no middle way to solve the housing cri...

Christopher Herman 4:24pm Nov 22
 
The Rich Aren't Dispossessing the Rest
mises.org
If we consider individual people instead of statistical categories, we must reject the leftists' con...

Christopher Herman 4:27pm Nov 22
"In his New York Times piece "Our Unpaid, Extra Shadow Work" Craig Lambert says the term "shadow work" was coined 30 years ago by Austrian philosopher and social critic Ivan Illich, in his 1981 book of that title. Illich believed any work we do that we aren't directly compensated for is shadow work.

Mr. Lambert points out that in order to work for a living we all take on various unpaid tasks. Driving to a job means we have to not only operate the car but fuel it, obtain insurance, have it maintained periodically, and so on. Even if we don't change the oil, we accept the management role to see that it's done.

The digital world has generated hours of shadow work. Travel agents are going the way of the Dodo bird while we log in and book our own plane flights, rental cars, and hotel reservations. Once we get to the airport, we deal with self-serve kiosks until it's time to cross the TSA border where a human hand is provided but unwanted.

Few executives dictate letters anymore; it's much more efficient for them to type their own letters, and cost of staff is high.

"The conventional wisdom is that America has become a 'service economy,'" writes Lambert, "but actually, in many sectors, 'service' is disappearing." The deputy editor of Harvard Magazine lays the blame for passing on these chores to corporations. "Technology enables this sleight of hand, which lets gas stations cut their payrolls, having co-opted their patrons into doing these jobs without pay."

He goes on to contend that Wal-Mart and Target don't fully staff their stores so that customers will wander around the store more and buy things they hadn't intended to."
Shadow Labor
mises.org
Shadow work is any work we do that we aren't directly compensated for. What its critics miss is that...

Christopher Herman 10:00pm Nov 23
 
The GOP needs a brokered convention
politics.salon.com
As Republicans make their way toward their quadrennial meeting, the lack of consensus may be buildin...

Christopher Herman 4:16pm Nov 22
"One common protectionist charge is that it is "unfair" for an American firm to compete with, say, a Taiwanese firm which needs to pay only one-half the wages of the American competitor. The US government is called upon to step in and "equalize" the wage rates by imposing an equivalent tariff upon the Taiwanese. But does this mean that consumers can never patronize low-cost firms because it is "unfair" for them to have lower costs than inefficient competitors? This is the same argument that would be used by a New York firm trying to cripple its North Carolina competitor.

What the protectionists don't bother to explain is why US wage rates are so much higher than Taiwan. They are not imposed by Providence. Wage rates are high in the United States because American employers have bid these rates up. Like all other prices on the market, wage rates are determined by supply and demand, and the increased demand by US employers has bid wages up. What determines this demand? The "marginal productivity" of labor.

The demand for any factor of production, including labor, is constituted by the productivity of that factor, the amount of revenue that the worker, or the pound of cement or acre of land, is expected to bring to the brim. The more productive the factory, the greater the demand by employers, and the higher its price or wage rate. American labor is more costly than Taiwanese because it is far more productive. What makes it productive? To some extent, the comparative qualities of labor, skill, and education. But most of the difference is not due to the personal qualities of the laborers themselves, but to the fact that the American laborer, on the whole, is equipped with more and better capital equipment than his Taiwanese counterparts. The more and better the capital investment per worker, the greater the worker's productivity, and therefore the higher the wage rate.

In short, if the American wage rate is twice that of the Taiwanese, it is because the American laborer is more heavily capitalized, is equipped with more and better tools, and is therefore, on the average, twice as productive. In a sense, I suppose, it is not "fair" for the American worker to make more than the Taiwanese, not because of his personal qualities, but because savers and investors have supplied him with more tools. But a wage rate is determined not just by personal quality but also by relative scarcity, and in the United States the worker is far scarcer compared to capital than he is in Taiwan.

Putting it another way, the fact that American wage rates are on the average twice that of the Taiwanese, does not make the cost of labor in the United States twice that of Taiwan. Because US labor is twice as productive, this means that the double wage rate in the United States is offset by the double productivity, so that the cost of labor per unit product in the United States and Taiwan tends, on the average, to be the same. One of the major protectionist fallacies is to confuse the price of labor (wage rates) with its cost, which also depends on its relative productivity.

Thus, the problem faced by American employers is not really with the "cheap labor" in Taiwan, because "expensive labor" in the United States is precisely the result of the bidding for scarce labor by US employers. The problem faced by less efficient US textile or auto firms is not so much cheap labor in Taiwan or Japan but the fact that other US industries are efficient enough to afford it, because they bid wages that high in the first place."
Smashing Protectionist "Theory" (Again)
mises.org
The sheaf of protectionist arguments, many plausible at first glance, are really a tissue of egregio...

Christopher Herman 4:02pm Nov 22
 
- Turkish-Azeri Gas Deal to Hook Up SE Europe
www.theenergyreport.com
Turkey and Azerbaijan signed a long-awaited agreement to allow the transit of some 10 billion cubic ...

Christopher Herman 3:14pm Nov 22
“The U.S. approach to the LRA raises a number of issues for policymakers, some of which could have implications far beyond central Africa,” the CRS report said. “A key question, for some, is whether the response is commensurate with the level of threat the LRA poses to U.S. interests, and whether the deployment of U.S. military personnel could lead to unintended consequences. More broadly, decisions on this issue could potentially be viewed as a precedent for U.S. responses to similar situations in the future.”
A copy of the new report was obtained by Secrecy News. See “The Lord’s Resistance Army: The U.S. Re...

 
Christopher Herman 8:29am Nov 22
 
The Informants
motherjones.com
The FBI has built a massive network of spies to prevent another domestic attack. But are they bustin...

Christopher Herman 8:22am Nov 22
 
Can the Fed Help Save Europe’s Banks? | Swampland | TIME.com
swampland.time.com
The U.S. Federal Reserve has been pumping billions of dollars into the European banking system in re...

Christopher Herman 8:21am Nov 22
 
Trickle-down tyranny - why ordinary people in positions of local power are adopting tactics of tyran
www.naturalnews.com
When I read a story yesterday about an 89-year-old woman being water-boarded by nursing home staff o...

Christopher Herman 10:50am Nov 21
"Not only did Abbas reveal a couple of years ago, in an Arabic interview, that his family had not been forcefully expelled and that his father was affluent enough to provide for them for a year after their flight (so no canvas tent), but none of the 170,000- 180,000 Palestinian Arabs fleeing urban centers, in the five-and-a-half months from the passing of the UN resolution to Israel's proclamation on May 14, 1948, were expelled by the Jews."
Abbas's Fable :: Middle East Forum
www.meforum.org
Huge numbers of these refugees were driven from their homes by their own leaders and/or by Arab mili...

 
Christopher Herman 10:46am Nov 21
 
Turkey's Christians under Siege :: Middle East Quarterly
www.meforum.org
The brutal murder of the head of Turkey's Catholic Church, Bishop Luigi Padovese, on June 3, 2010, h...

Christopher Herman 10:46am Nov 21
 
Pakistan's Christian 'Sex-Slaves': A Case Study :: Middle East Forum
www.meforum.org
One may argue that rape is a phenomenon that affects every society, yet the fact that most women rap...

Christopher Herman 10:35am Nov 21
 
Prince Goes from 'Darling Nikki' to 'Darling Niqab' :: Islamist Watch
www.islamist-watch.org
Prince, the purple-clad rocker, caused many a jaw to drop last month over his laughably sanguine vie...

 
Christopher Herman 10:35am Nov 21
 
CAIR Regularly Slams America on Iranian TV :: Islamist Watch
www.islamist-watch.org
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) uses Press TV, the biased English-language channel ...

Christopher Herman 10:34am Nov 21
"Despite claims of discrimination, the park's rules on headgear are neutral with respect to faith and have a single goal. "It's a safety issue on rides. If it's a scarf, you could choke," explained Peter Tartaglia, Westchester deputy parks commissioner. Indeed, a Muslim woman was strangled to death last year in Australia when her head covering got caught in the axle of a go-kart."
No Hijab, No Peace: Analyzing the Rye Playland Incident :: Islamist Watch
www.islamist-watch.org
In a controversy sure to fuel the accommodation debate, 15 people were arrested on August 30 at Rye ...

Christopher Herman 10:33am Nov 21
 
The U.S. Government's Failed History of Muslim Outreach :: Islamist Watch
www.islamist-watch.org
Misguided outreach activities began long before 9/11, with the best example being the case of Abdura...

 
Christopher Herman 10:32am Nov 21
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Belgian Burqa Ban Takes Effect — Who's Next? :: Islamist Watch
www.islamist-watch.org
Opponents of the burqa and niqab had reason to celebrate on July 23 as Belgium became the second Wes...

Christopher Herman 10:31am Nov 21
 
Efforts to Ban the Burqa Go Well Beyond France :: Islamist Watch
www.islamist-watch.org
Amid demonstrations, terror threats, and hyperbolic headlines, France has become the first Western c...

Christopher Herman 10:30am Nov 21
 
Pew Poll Quantifies the Radical Minority of U.S. Muslims :: Islamist Watch
www.islamist-watch.org
Though the media, like Pew, have emphasized the mainstream attitudes of most U.S. Muslims, the data ...

 
Christopher Herman 10:29am Nov 21
 
Gallup's U.S. Muslim Survey: No Great Boon to Islamists :: Islamist Watch
www.islamist-watch.org
What to make of Muslim Americans: Faith, Freedom, and the Future (PDF here), an extensive study of p...

Christopher Herman 10:28am Nov 21
 
The 'Mosqueteria' and Canada's Fuzzy Church-State Line :: Islamist Watch
www.islamist-watch.org
Over the past few months, a "mosque" in Toronto has inspired quite a hubbub in the blogosphere and C...

 
Christopher Herman 10:27am Nov 21
 
Islamists as Slumlords :: Islamist Watch
www.islamist-watch.org
As Islamists increasingly look to real estate as a means of planting their flag and forwarding their...

Christopher Herman 10:26am Nov 21
 
Islamists on Welfare: Paid to Plot the West's Demise :: Islamist Watch
www.islamist-watch.org
Even when they are not involved in fraud, Muslims frequently are overrepresented on welfare rolls, ...

Christopher Herman 10:25am Nov 21
"Islamist Watch offers brief rebuttals to three important and well-worn obfuscations:

Claim: Islamic extremism is no more worthy of attention than other types of extremism. Islamist groups, the ACLU, congressmen, and pundits have pushed the meme, with many pointing to the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security's recent analysis of 2010 data. It finds "more than 20 terrorist plots by non-Muslims in the United States in 2010," compared to 20 Muslim-American terror suspects. Yet the report actually bolsters King's thesis that radical Islam requires special scrutiny. With Muslims comprising around one percent of the population, roughly equal numbers of Muslims and non-Muslims engaging in terrorism would mean that the problem is a hundred times more prevalent among U.S. Muslims. Hence, terrorism can be curtailed most efficiently by focusing on Muslim radicalization, just as King posits.

Claim: Radical beliefs are rare in the U.S. Muslim population. A 2007 Pew poll has been cited as proof that American Muslims exhibit little radicalism, but its results are far from reassuring. Five percent of U.S. Muslims indicated a favorable view of al-Qaeda; another 27% did not know or refused to answer. Eight percent stated that suicide bombings can be justified at least "sometimes." Even the one percent who said that such jihadist attacks "often" are justified amounts to tens of thousands of radicals presenting a grave challenge to homeland security. King is right for investigating where they pick up these ideas.

Claim: Muslims help thwart terrorist plots. The Triangle Center study and a second by MPAC, which state that Muslims have helped disrupt a third of post-9/11 terror plots involving their community, are being used to counter King's assertion that Muslims give insufficient aid to law enforcement. Yes, Muslims have played a role in derailing some plots, but this has happened despite efforts of prominent Muslim groups. Consider CAIR. In recent years, it threatened to suspend contact with the FBI over informants, was protested by Minneapolis Muslims who accused it of hampering investigations of jihad recruitment, claimed entrapment of terror suspects, and was shamed when its San Francisco branch employed a "Don't Talk to the FBI" poster. The real issue is how much more assistance Muslims would provide if not for the obstructionism of CAIR and others."
Muslim Radicalization: Rebutting Peter King's Critics :: Islamist Watch
www.islamist-watch.org
"Islamophobia!" "McCarthyism!" "Bigotry!" Islamists and those who apologize for them have been runni...

Christopher Herman 10:24am Nov 21
 
Sexual Slavery in Britain and Its PC Enablers :: Islamist Watch
www.islamist-watch.org
What do victims of the Fort Hood massacre have in common with scores of raped British girls? Both ar...

Christopher Herman 10:22am Nov 21
 
In the Western world, Christians increasingly target Muslims for outreach. Extending a hand to follo...

 
Christopher Herman 10:06am Nov 21
 
Setting the Record Straight on the U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Iraq :: Middle East Forum
www.meforum.org
In light of all the misreporting in the media on these happenings, the most important point is that ...

Christopher Herman 10:04am Nov 21
 
With U.S. Troops Leaving, Is Iraq a Democratic Country Now? :: Middle East Forum
www.meforum.org
Is Iraq really a democracy as many officials in the Bush administration hoped it would be? Sadly, th...

 
Christopher Herman 10:01am Nov 21
 
Coptic Christian Student Murdered By Classmates for Wearing a Cross
www.aina.org
The media portrayed the incident as non-sectarian. However, Copts Without Borders, a Coptic news web...

Christopher Herman 9:59am Nov 21
 
Iraqi petroleum and the damage done :: Middle East Forum
www.meforum.org
First, it is necessary to appreciate that, despite popular suspicions that the American-led invasion...

 
Christopher Herman 9:29am Nov 21
"On Sunday night, after Spain’s national-election votes have been counted, the last major patch of red will probably disappear from the European map. For the first time in modern history every major capital in the continent, from Lisbon to Helsinki, will be home to a conservative government."
Blue tide of conservatism washing away last of Europe's leftists
www.theglobeandmail.com
Never has such political unanimity governed Europe – ironically enough, at a moment when the disappe...

Christopher Herman 9:20am Nov 21
"Zapatero stays on as caretaker prime minister for another month, however, as parliament must meet and the king has to consult political parties before a new government is formed. Parliament does not sit until 13 December."
Spain election: People's party sweeps to crushing victory over Socialists
www.guardian.co.uk
Mariano Rajoy gains absolute majority with 16 percentage point win over José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero...

 
Christopher Herman 9:02am Nov 21
"Recent years have seen an explosion of male joblessness and a steep decline in men’s life prospects that have disrupted the “romantic market” in ways that narrow a marriage-minded woman’s options: increasingly, her choice is between deadbeats (whose numbers are rising) and playboys (whose power is growing). But this strange state of affairs also presents an opportunity: as the economy evolves, it’s time to embrace new ideas about romance and family—and to acknowledge the end of “traditional” marriage as society’s highest ideal."
All the Single Ladies
www.theatlantic.com
The war against the family is nearing its completion.

Christopher Herman 8:27am Nov 21
"Under Abdullah’s father, King Hussein, the alliance between the monarch and his East Bank tribesmen was so sacrosanct that Jordan was often called the Bedouin Kingdom. Perhaps because the tribes seem so secondary to King Abdullah’s grandiose plans for modernization and economic expansion, he has had much less time for them. He and his Palestinian-born wife, Rania, have publicly campaigned against tribal law such as honor killing and actively forged a new patronage network, rooted in the Westernized urban high life of their mushrooming capital."
Jordan Starts to Shake by Nicolas Pelham | The New York Review of Books
www.nybooks.com
While the lot of Jordanians of Palestinian origin has improved, that of Jordan’s indigenous East Ban...

Christopher Herman 8:22am Nov 21
"The way Republicans, in general—and Senators like Orrin Hatch of Utah, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, in particular—are carrying on about Solyndra, you’d think that it was not “President George W. Bush’s administration,” and “the GOP-controlled Congress in 2005,” that cleared Solyndra to participate in this loan-guarantee program, and, even worse, passed the “legislation creating the loan guarantee program.”"

Christopher Herman 8:02am Nov 21
"The federal government is in fact dedicated to preventing competition in one place where it could come in very handy. This is in the service of delivering first class mail! No one else is permitted by the government to do this apart from the United States Postal Service. So when one finds that this service doesn't quite manage to suit one's postal needs, there isn't a thing to be done about it apart from hiring a helicopter and paying thousands of dollars to get some letter delivered. But, oops, even that is unavailable since if you were to start such a helicopter service, it would be illegal! The USPS simply forbids anyone else from providing first class mail service to us, period. No, FedEx or UPS isn't allowed – they may only serve us with parcel, not first class, deliveries."
The Daily Bell - Is the US Government Anti-Monopoly?
thedailybell.com
Government agencies do not have customers, only subjects! Like monarchs used to. They must all bend ...

Christopher Herman 7:58am Nov 21
"In fact, ask any tenured economy Ph.D. what inflation is and you will get a stare down, be told you are a moron, that banks need to print more, more, more and that we are really roiling indeflation, with some latent mumblings about buying their economics textbook for the inflationary price of $124.95. Everywhere, that is except the Fed itself. Because in an extremely ironic twist, it is none other than the San Francisco Fed, which operates the "Be Fed chairman for a day" simulation, where you try to keep both unemployment and inflation within the "price stabeeleetee" barriers, that reveals the reality of ZIRP. The laughter really begins when one recreates precisely what the Fed is doing: namely the policy of Zero Interest Rates, now well in its third year, that things take a turn for the surreal. We challenge any reader to play the Fed simulation game, and to do what Bernanke has done: namely lock the Fed Funds rate at the legal minimum: between 0.00% and 0.25%. In our personal experience, we were dismissed as Fed Chairman after annual inflation literally went off the charts and hit 38.36% following 4 years of ZIRP. And according tothe Fed, inflation would now, 2.5 years into ZIRP, realistically be running at about 17%. Which incidentally isexactly where it is, at least for those who have not mutated sufficiently to be able to metabolize iPads and fly to and from work using their own pair of wings. Of course, every hyperinflation has a silver lining: US unemployment will be just 1.5%. Granted everyone will be making pitchforks and rope, but they would be employed."
Everywhere you look these days, it seems that ZIRP, or the Fed's Zero Interest Rate Policy, is the p...

Christopher Herman 7:55am Nov 21
 
Why GOP Presidential Hopefuls Miss the Point on Iran's Nuclear Program
www.time.com
Help the opposition overthrow the regime and the problem will take care of itself, goes the logic po...

Christopher Herman 7:51am Nov 21
 
Did Cain Ask Henry Kissinger to be His Secretary of State?
thenewamerican.com
GOP presidential contender Herman Cain told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an interview that he h...

Christopher Herman 7:50am Nov 21
 
Entire Police Department Arrested in Mexico
thenewamerican.com
Mexican drug cartels allegedly gained control of an entire police department, raising questions rega...

Christopher Herman 7:48am Nov 21
"To understand the problems relating to this agency it is necessary to view the revolving door between the agency and large pharmaceutical companies. Managers in the FDA knows that they can easily retire after 20 years with full pensions, at which point they can seek employment in the large multinational pharmaceutical industry as a lobbyist to the FDA.

It is a well-known fact that smaller companies, not only in the pharmaceutical industry but also in medical instruments and other related matters, produce the largest number of new procedures and medicines for public consumption. Large corporations in all venues dislike competition, especially from small up-starts, and thus induce the FDA to force financially devastating regimens of testing even for products that are benign in human interaction. To gain understanding of this, be advised that the average cost for FDA approval of a drug or instrument is about $14 million.

For example, a company produces a benign test for breast cancer that is consumer friendly and locates any developing tumor, can be used by any woman and is superficial on the exterior of the body. Its cost is minimal and the test can be sold by any drugstore. It will, however, greatly reduce the use of X-ray equipment for breast cancer screening and is thus opposed by large instrument manufacturers as well as the X-ray service industry and those who manufacture FDA approved X-ray equipment.

In the aforementioned case it took the manufacturer of the new technology two years to get FDA approval. Breast cancer can easily be cured if it is found early. The delay in obtaining FDA approval that is totally unnecessary for such technology was responsible for thousands of deaths."
The Daily Bell - Dispose This From Us!
www.thedailybell.com
We repeat to make it absolutely clear – there is no other industry located any place on this planet ...

Christopher Herman 7:44am Nov 21
"Well, as we have said before, if Einstein can be wrong, physics is a science, not a revelation from on high. And which would physicists rather it be?

If physics were run like Darwinism, they would have settled to problem weeks ago by saying that Einstein really had predicted it. And his theory really does cover it. And you just shut up or else."
Uncommon Descent | Just in: Faster than light neutrinos confirmed for now, contra Einstein
www.uncommondescent.com
'Everyone should be convinced that the result is real, and they are not,' the source was quoted as s...

Christopher Herman 7:34am Nov 21
My point here is to show that there is not a uniform "conspiracy" - sometimes the EU bans things which they should, while the U.S. insists otherwise...

I wonder, will the Democrats who think the U.S. should emulate the EU welfare state and the Republicans who think the U.S. should emulate the lower corporate tax rates of the EU, will they suggest we follow their lead about body scanners too?
EU bans naked body scanners because of cancer risk, US continues to coerce travelers through them
www.naturalnews.com
Only scanners that use millimeter wave technology, a type of low-energy radio wave that does not cau...

Christopher Herman 7:29am Nov 21
 
Monsanto partners with USAID to push GM corn in Nepal
www.naturalnews.com
USAID issued a statement on Sept. 13, 2011, saying that it had partnered with Nepal's Ministry of Ag...

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Daily News is very important to those who are true Orthodox Catholic Christians.  For without knowing or gaining information for understanding about what is happening in one's local area and around the world, you could  find yourself faced with denied services in the secular area, lack of income, even (although it sounds far-fetched) ability to worship openly for the time is not far off when all will have to decide if they wish to follow the Anti-Christ through the One World Church and One World Government as prophesied by the Apocalypse, the Book of Revelation of St. John or follow the faith delivered once and for all which will cause for many to be denied the abilities to survive under those kind of conditions, causing for one to consider other options. 

 

Many of those who subscribe to, and some who have caused or are the cause for, these things to happen are involved in or with the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church (which is not the seat of all things "Catholic") as well as its protestant daughters such as the cultic Jehovah's Witnesses, the Pentecostal Churches, the Church of Latter Day Saints also known as the Mormon Church and far too many more to list. 

 

Yet, at this web site we do provide some of the reasons about why they are opined to be the harbingers of that which is prophesied in Holy Scripture for the bringing about of the End Times which we have already entered.  It is not necessarily their individual members or parishioners that should be blamed since they are only the "Sheep" and not the Shepherds... So do not think we castigate individual people of themselves as we castigate those "money changers" who Jesus Christ chased out of His Father's House as the Bible Describes; for they exist in these present times too.

 

Events are already rushing toward that time in which this is beginning to happen and will become more fully wide-spread. In these present times all you need to really do is look around both your local and larger areas as to what is really on-going through.  Things so very little or miniscule that they are barely noticeable except to the more informed observer may become apparent. 

Those little things are the laws of the land, economics, politics, the degrading and erosion of those rights and liberties afforded by the Constitution of these United States of America and many other things such as the manner with which entertainments have taken over much of the populace, entering into and becoming a major focus in worship, and more. 

We ask you, if you don't want to believe us... Have you heard, seen or found what is termed (of the many terms being used) that there are "holding areas" or "camps" or "Closed/Fenced communities" being built by GOVERNMENT? 

Here in North America, especially in the United States of America, we must admit that what Russia has come out of (a communistic, atheist country) we are entering into.  And one last thing that needs also to be understood... Something very important to those of you who are "Catholic" in the Roman sense of its jurisdiction....   And, we believe this also holds true for many who are "Orthodox" whether "Eastern" or "Western"....

[ * Non-Denominational = Synchrestic Ecumenism, Disease of Scholasticism, altering the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ to accommodate the disease of Political Correctness and CULTIC PROTESTANTISM, and the Roman Jurisdiction (Latin Church = Vatican) of the Catholic Church) breaking of - or failure and refusal to respect and abide by  - the ancient Seven Ecumenical "Do Not" Canons which leaves everything else open to God's gift of creativity... failure & refusal to abide by and have respect for those who diligently protect one of the other Pillars of the Church, the Seals of the Confessional, but "Non-Denominational" also includes worshiping Satan's religion of Muslim, Islam by praying with them and other heretics such as 'Pentecostalism,' 'Jehovah's Witnesses,' 'Mormons,' 'Church of Christ,' any so-called church with "Community Church" in their nomenclature and others who by their false and misleading dogmas and doctrines are actually against the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ upon whom and for exacting reason we are called "Christian" in both spirit and truth from which non-denominational protestant sectarian claimants have departed from as being so-called Christian] Only a skilled spiritual father can help you!

Remember: You cannot ride two horses or serve two masters for one of them will be harmed by your thoughts, your very words and your actions which is to blaspheme the Holy Ghost (Spirit) who will depart from you.  And when the Holy Spirit departs, the great deceiver (unbeknownst to you) will rush in to fill the void under disguise of being the Holy Spirit!  Testing of the Holy Spirit to insure it is the Holy Spirit does not, for many a Sectarian Protestant and Roman, work because the Great Deceiver (Satan) is most skilled in worming and snaking his charms around your mind and heart to feign being the Holy Spirit.  Remember, Satan has the same gifts similar to the Holy Spirit but Satan's gifts are UN-HOLY and lead all who accept him (unbeknownst to you) to perdition.

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