Second Half of August 2011
Posted on August 21st, 2011
The proposed solutions, which include a national stockpile of cancer medicines and a nonprofit company that will import drugs and eventually make them, are still in the early or planning stages. But the sense of alarm is widespread.
"These shortages are just killing us," said Dr. Michael Link, president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the nation's largest alliance of cancer doctors. "These drugs save lives, and it's unconscionable that medicines that cost a couple of bucks a vial are unavailable."
So far this year, at least 180 drugs that are crucial for treating childhood leukemia, breast and colon cancer, infections and other diseases have been declared in short supply — a record number.
Prices for some have risen as much as twentyfold, and clinical trials for some experimental cures have been delayed because the studies must also offer older medicines that cannot be reliably provided.
The M+G+R Foundation comments: Maybe the real reason is because "Prices for some have risen as much as twentyfold" - and we are not being sarcastic.
(1) News Source
On 20 April 1968, Enoch Powell, a Conservative Member of the British Parliament, delivered a speech which became known as the Rivers of Blood Speech (1). Without going into the specific issue that he was addressing, we want to share with our readers his introduction to the speech.
The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils. In seeking to do so, it encounters obstacles which are deeply rooted in human nature.
One is that by the very order of things such evils are not demonstrable until they have occurred: at each stage in their onset there is room for doubt and for dispute whether they be real or imaginary. By the same token, they attract little attention in comparison with current troubles, which are both indisputable and pressing: whence the besetting temptation of all politics to concern itself with the immediate present at the expense of the future.
Above all, people are disposed to mistake predicting troubles for causing troubles and even for desiring troubles: "If only," they love to think, "if only people wouldn't talk about it, it probably wouldn't happen."
May his soul rest in peace as he witness from the other side of the veil what he so clearly saw coming and tried to convey to Great Britain.
(1) Full Text of Speech
(2) The Book of Enoch
First we have the former strong man of the European Union, Javier Solana (1), who, in a recent Op-Ed column (2), openly justifies and calls for Global Governance (a.k.a. One World Order/Government) as "the only solution" for all the world problems.
Mr. Solana writes:
While the old power game sought the protection of one's own interests with no concern for the interests of others, overexposure has brought about the reciprocity of risks, the development of cooperative methods, and the sharing of information and strategies. Truly effective global governance is the strategic horizon that humanity must pursue today with all its energy.
It sounds difficult to achieve, and so it will be. But it has nothing to do with pessimism. The challenge of governing global risks is nothing less than the challenge of preventing the “end of history” – not as the placid apotheosis of liberal democracy's global victory, but as the worst collective failure we can imagine.
Then we have "Mr. My time has not come yet", Mr. Gorbachev (3) , the former Soviet leader, who has just called for a change of Russia's leadership and criticized the ruling monopoly of the United Russia party as a “worse version of the Soviet Communist party”. (4)
“Our senior management should be updated,” he told a packed hall of journalists on Wednesday. “There comes a time when you need to get out of this rut.”
Russia's next presidential elections are in March 2012, but the results will in all likelihood be preordained by political back room deal making. Dimitry Medvedev, president, and Vladimir Putin, prime minister, will decide between themselves whether Mr. Putin will return for a third term as president, or whether Mr. Medvedev will continue for a second term.
“If the regime behaves just to increase its own power then this is already partially authoritarian,” Mr. Gorbachev said, adding that authoritarian methods of rule were called for only in special circumstances.
Mr. Putin, who is Russia's paramount political leader, heads the United Russia political party, which is likely to dominate the December parliamentary elections but is often accused of using heavy-handed tactics with the complicity of the Kremlin. Mr. Gorbachev said it was time to end Soviet-style political monopolies.
Since, as you may recall, God secured through His gofer a ten year delay in the establishment of the New World Order (5), it will be interesting to see how these gentlemen, or their successors, will function after a ten year delay.
We can see how the New World Order folks in Texas are resolving the problem, since it was President Bush, the father, who was to be the head of the US version of the New World Order (6) : The name of the updated solution is Gov. Rick Perry, the Pious One or the King of Death Row (your choice). As our readers should recall, it was former Pres. George W. Bush the one who had to "pick up" where his father was forced to "leave off" regarding the US version of the New World Order, but "they" underestimated the intellectual handicap of former President Bush, the son, and the plans just could not be implemented.
Frankly, not even a three time Oscar winning Hollywood script writer could even close to conceiving the plot that we are updating for you now.
(1) Javier Solana, the European Union's former high representative for the common foreign and security policy and a former secretary general of NATO, is president of the Global Economic and Geopolitical Center ESADE, and a distinguished senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution. Daniel Innerarity is director of the Democratic Governance Institute of the University of the Basque Country. They are the co-authors of “A Threatened Humanity: The Government of Global Risks” (in Spanish).
(2) Op-Ed Column
(3) For a real eyeful of Mr. Gorbachev's dream of a One World Order.
(4) Quotes from Press Conference
(5) The why of the ten year delay
(6) Former President Bush - The Godfather of the New World Order
From (Mr.) IW @ N.Y. - US
Thirteen years ago I had the following dream. Oddly, it occurred the day prior to an appointment I had at the church in the dream - a church whose school I had briefly attended as a child. Here is the dream as I recall it:
I had to climb over these vast mounds of rubble, which took great physical effort. I was alone, yet I think I was searching for something, traveling over what seemed to be great distances. No sounds were heard. Then a church I had known in my childhood came into view, after climbing over the crest of a mound of rubble. Somehow it was still standing, largely intact. Yet there was a gaping hole in the wall on the level of the choir loft. I could see the pipe organ therein - perfectly intact.
So I climbed up a hill of rubble to enter the half ruined church via the choir loft. Inexplicably, the power to the organ (supplying the wind) was still connected; I was able to turn it on. This puzzled me, as everything else was destroyed. I do not recall anything else in the church being intact.
Then I sat down and played the organ, still puzzled that it was unscathed - and that there was power to run it. I played a hymn: "Holy God We Praise Thy Name". Then the dream ended.
You can only imagine my thoughts the next day when I visited the church to examine the pipe organ - which played. I could not shake the memory of the dream from my mind that day.
I do not totally understand it, and had mostly forgotten it... until today. It is like one of the apocalyptic episodes of the Twilight Zone. Yet, as a portent of 'things to come' it is quite clear to me.
A. Thank you for sharing this very poignant and truly symbolic dream with us. Normally we would not publish dreams on this page except for the important dual message it contains.
(b) Just as He has assured us, His children will Praise His Name under any circumstances and He will see to it that it will be possible in spite of all!
We do not mind sharing with you and all that, every time miguel has read your letter and clearly seen the dual message, the response has been the same: copious tears. Not of sadness nor joy - simply in awe of the goodness of God and the enduring power and fidelity of His Words and Promises.
Did you know that..... the world continues to be abuzz about the epidermal electronic system, also known as the electronic tattoo (and currently the best candidate for the Mark of the Beast)?
(1) The Scientist Report
The numbers prove what.... we have seen everywhere in Spain. Much "talk" about God and the Catholic Faith but very little true Faith related action - such as Mass attendance and participation in other Sacraments like Reconciliation and Matrimony.
Posted on August 18th, 2011
Often, comets are portrayed as harbingers of gloom and doom in movies and on television, but most pose no threat to Earth. Comet Elenin, the latest comet to visit our inner solar system, is no exception. Elenin will pass about 22 million miles (35 million kilometers) from Earth during its closest approach on Oct. 16, 2011.
Also known by its astronomical name C/2010 X1, the comet was first detected on Dec. 10, 2010 by Leonid Elenin, an observer in Lyubertsy, Russia, who made the discovery "remotely" using an observatory in New Mexico. At that time, Elenin was about 401 million miles (647 million kilometers) from Earth. Since its discovery, Comet Elenin has - as all comets do - closed the distance to Earth's vicinity as it makes its way closer to perihelion, its closest point to the sun.
NASA scientists have taken time over the last several months to answer your questions. Compiled below are the some of the most popular questions, with answers from Don Yeomans of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and David Morrison of the NASA Astrobiology Institute at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.
The full version of this story with accompanying images may be accessed Here
The M+G+R Foundation comments: Although, as we have pointed out several times before, we do not necessarily expect any effects on Earth from Elenin, we publish this as: (a) a service to our readers; and (b) as a reminder that just because NASA says "this" or "that" it does not necessarily mean that is true. After all, the US government authorities ruled that Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan-Sirhan and James Earl Ray acted alone, not to mention that an airplane hit the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Have you heard that..... Spanish Catholic clergy protest Ratzinger's visit, and its price tag? (1)
How, he asks, can the Roman Catholic Church be getting ready for a lavish $72 million celebration in this city - some of it paid for with tax money - when Spain is in the midst of an austerity drive, the unemployment rate for young people is 40 percent and his parishioners are losing their homes to foreclosure every day?
"It is scandalous, the price," he said. "It is shameful. It discredits the church."
Father Rodríguez, 67, is among the 120 clergymen working among the poor here who have signed a lengthy petition deploring the pope's visit this week on many grounds - from its cost to what they see as an inappropriate melding of church and state.
The M+G+R Foundation comments: If the reader knew and comprehended the immense wealth of the Catholic Church in Spain, the true significance of what the above news report conveys would become crystal clear.
These are the type of priests who need everyone's support - moral, financial and prayer. The others - the Pious High Rollers - need much prayer lest they become almost permanent residents of Purgatory.
We cannot recommend strongly enough to.... learn how to read the Holy Scriptures. (1)
In today's Old Testament reading - Judges 11:29-39a - we come face to face with:
He triumphed in battle, his only child, his daughter, was the first one to come out of the house to greet him and, as promised, Jephthah offered her as a burnt offering.
To think that the Spirit of the true God was upon this man is blasphemy. To think that Jephthah was a man of God is sheer insanity. This is why the real God stepped back and let events take the course they did.
God tested Abraham as He did because in the days of Abraham human sacrifices were not uncommon (but certainly not for the true God), therefore, Abraham did not know any better then, but that should not have been the case in the post-Moses days of Jephthah. Only satan would accept such an offering.
The Old Testament is full of these types of outrages - mixed in (by man, of course) with magnificent and Eternal Truths. The issue is being able to tell the difference between a piece of coal or a diamond. Chemically they are the same but one is full of darkness while the other is full of light.
Can you tell the difference?
(1) Biblical Literalism Part I and Part II
From (Mr.) IMC @ Philippines
I completely agree with the writer in the 081411-Private FYI&R you sent, and which dealt with the reasons behind the violent social eruption in the UK.
Having lived both as middle class and dirt-poor (and in a third-world country where even in death the classes are not equal), I know how it feels like to be disadvantaged. The despair feeds into resentment, the resentment into anger and pretty soon requires some form of release.
While not blameless, the rioters had a reason for acting as they did. I just find it bitterly amusing that pretty soon (if there is time enough left) many regions of the world would be similar to the Philippines - societies wherein small islands of opulence are surrounded by a vast sea of poverty.
I would just like to share the following excerpts from an article in Science Daily titled Social Class as Culture. (1) This may help illustrate for others the difference between choosing God and choosing mammon. Excerpts follow:
A. We thank you for your valuable contribution.
Let us pray that it reaches far in cyberspace, but most importantly, that it reaches far in souls.
(1) Social Class as Culture
Have you heard that.... bowing to Chinese pressure, the U.S. will deny Taiwan's request for 66 new F-16C/D fighter aircraft? (1)
The contributor of this news report commented: I guess China is taking care of US foreign policy. To which we add: Right on schedule! Unfortunately, "Denial" continues to reign supreme and most will be caught off guard when it will be too late, even to pray (2).
(1) News Report
(2) When it IS too late to pray.
Posted on August 17th, 2011
Greetings to you this morning in His Precious Name!
I would like to take a couple of minutes this hot morning and share just a bit more of my personal story in my life on the "the rock"
I was sitting with my wife watching an old episode of "NCIS" where Gibbs called father to wish him a Merry Christmas; memories of Daddy came flooding into my awareness and I was struck again with how the events of my life seem always connected and "guided" somehow, never random.
After Daddy died Mom remarried and we moved away from Newburgh NY where I had been born. I graduated from high school, served briefly in the US Navy and returned to Dutchess County (Poughkeepsie) where I went to work for IBM.
I met the innocence of my life in the person of my precious D.R. in 1965 as the result of the events that were set in motion/continued by the loss of Daddy in 1953. We were married on April 26, 1968 and have been together forty three years.
On August 3rd I will be sixty six years old; she will be sixty three on December 2nd. We are still monogamously faithful to each other and more in love that ever as the candles of our lives sense the ever increasing draft of the wind of the ever-passing years.
Her innocence has kept me faithful to the love we share. Personal reflection: the greatest gift of the Holy Spirit has been the sense of value and wonder I placed in the gift of innocence I saw in her when we met and which she brings to our marriage every day. Faithfulness to her means faithfulness to that innocence and I find it reflected back upon myself as though gazing at her I see myself in the mirror of her reflection.
Attached is a photograph of us taken a couple years ago for your kind attention
Yours In Christ
A. Thank you for sharing your condensed life story with us and allowing us to share it with our readers. It has given us the opportunity to express something known to m de P for some time but for which words could not be found.
When satan played his last trick on women (the first being what is symbolized by Eve and the fruit of the forbidden tree), he succeeded in dissolving what was left of the bond spoken in Genesis 2:24: Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be two in one flesh.
satan's last trick we speak of is the "women's liberation" and "women's equality with men" movements and their many variants. In the case of "equality", the only equality between men and women that is of God are: (a) Equality before Divine and Civil Laws; (b) Individuals of either gender must be respected equally; and (c) Equal opportunity in the labor/professional field.
Noting the statistical exceptions, when women "become equal to men," that innocence that you speak about is lost. When that innocence is lost, that "glue" which causes man to "...cleave to his wife " is dissolved, and the disordered society that we have today results.
Just as true love for God will help a human being, any human being, to avoid sin, the innocence that you speak about results in the sublime state that you have so aptly described.
The following teachings of St. Paul have been symbolically burned at the "altar of false equality".
Being subject one to another, in the fear of Christ. Let women be subject to their husbands, as to the Lord: Because the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church. He is the saviour of his body. Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so also let the wives be to their husbands in all things. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the church, and delivered himself up for it: [Ephesians 5: 21-25]
Yet, they are true.
Any organization/family must have only one head - just as we explained when we illustrated the reality of the Petrine Ministry (1). The "buck" must stop somewhere: a "somewhere" manned by one single individual - and, in the family, that is the man.
The secret is that a woman filled with love and innocence can move any man to do just about anything without having to "wear the pants in the house". The best example that we have is Mary. She clearly declared Herself "... the handmaid of the Lord;" and confirmed it by saying: "...be it done to me according to thy word." [Luke 1:38] She did not tell Gabriel: "What's in it for me?" before giving an answer.
As we have discussed elsewhere (2) there is no human that will ever wield the awesome power that Mary wields through Her innocent submission to the Triune God. There is nothing, absolutely nothing!, that the Most Holy Trinity will ever deny to "... the handmaid of the Lord".
miguel has had the privilege to witness many examples of both types of women - the liberated and the innocent and, rest assured, that when he sees the innocent one coming with a project under her arm, he knows that "there is no escape" from doing it.... with Mary being the one who keeps showing up with new projects for him to accomplish. How can he say "No" to Her? (3)
Happy (belated) Anniversary to you, J. and D.R., and thank you for the opportunity that you have given us to illustrate, once again, the importance of heeding the Word of God since, in the end, it is always true, and thus, right.
(0) Man without God within is a completely failed creature. Any animal of God's Creation is above him.
(1) The true (and necessary) Petrine Ministry
(2) The Importance and Power of the Virgin Mary
(3) A brief personal story: miguel's godmother was, by world standards, short, fat and ugly but so full of love, innocence and true generosity that even top ranking government officials would fear when they saw her coming since they were powerless to deny her requests (but not for the same reason that few dared to deny the requests of "The Godfather").
Posted on August 16th, 2011
The device, which is thinner than hair, was used to monitor the heart and brain. The electronic skin acts like temporary tattoo and stays patched through wear-and-tear caused by flexing of muscles.
The BBC reported that the parts of the electronic patch are built out of thin wavy snake-like components. The film-like device measures less than 50 micrometers thick, and is patched on the skin using a water soluble sheet of plastic.
It was also highlighted that the technology can also be used for voice-command based technologies, as the device can be placed on a person's throat to decipher certain words. Thus command-based functions can be incorporated.
The technology is part of the wearable health system (WHS) technology, whereby research is being done to identify non-invasive and wireless techniques of monitoring physiological signals. The system is made as an electronic patch where sensors, low power electronics, and radio communication are integrated in an adhesive material of hydrocolloid polymer, making it a sticking patch. (1)
The M+G+R Foundation comments: If there was a device that could be effectively used as the "mark of the beast" - this one or a very similar one would be the one.
From what we read, this device could be easily mass produced in a very short time and at very low cost. It could very easily be applied en-masse in very little time, given the right incentives.
Regarding the "right incentives".... If one views attentively the news about the famine in Somalia and surrounding areas, it becomes clear that, as soon as the practically dying individuals reach the help areas, they are given a rudimentary ID bracelet before they can start enjoying the help needed. The same was seen in post earthquake Haiti and other areas throughout the world.
Yes, we understand... that is not the case in say, New York or Houston or Tokyo, etc. So, how could you get people desperate enough to line up in order to get a "survival patch" and so fulfill Biblical prophecy?
Not a problem! Create a global environment where the residents of New York or Houston or Tokyo, etc. feel as desperate as those refugees in Somalia and surrounding areas.
How? satan has several options open to him, options which God will allow him to exercise freely [Rev. 13:5]: (a) Massive nuclear holocaust; (b) Comet/Asteroid strike on Earth; (c) A Super volcano eruption with the associated worldwide earthquakes and tsunamis; (d) An invented global scare; and (e) A "pinch" of a devastating plague to get "those who got away".
The breadth and depth of the implementation of the full manifestation of the "mark of the beast" will be set by God in the measure that it will fully fulfill Biblical prophecy. We say "fully" because its symbolic manifestation has already taken place right now with those refugees in Somalia and surrounding areas.
(1) News Report
And speaking of..... an invented global scare. In an interview with Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman and Former IMF Chief Economist Ken Rogoff, where solutions for the current global financial crisis were sought, two related "for example" situations were mentioned and we quote (1):
It's very hard to get inflation in a depressed economy. But if you had a program of government spending plus an expansionary policy by the Fed, you could get that. So, if you think about using all of these things together, you could accomplish a great deal.
If we discovered that space aliens were planning to attack and we needed a massive buildup to counter the space alien threat and really inflation and budget deficits took secondary place to that, this slump would be over in 18 months. And then if we discovered, oops, we made a mistake, there aren't any aliens, we'd be better...
Ken Rogoff: And we need Orson Welles, is what you're saying.
Paul Krugman: No, there was a Twilight Zone episode like this in which scientists fake an alien threat in order to achieve world peace. Well, this time...we need it in order to get some fiscal stimulus.
The M+G+R Foundation comments: If we have to comment on this (that is, interpret the proverbial handwriting on the wall) you are either a new visitor to our pages or you have missed most of what we have been alerting the world for decades.
Why go around looking for "hammers" when we know for sure that we will "get hammered"? Did Noah spend his days looking at the sky in the hopes to spot the storm he knew would come? Of course not! He spent his time building the Ark.
Our "Ark" - the only one - is built by (a) Making a concerted effort to remain focused on God; and (b) Living every day as it were the last one before the full force of the chastisement is upon us.
Isn't that what Mary has been saying since the wedding feast at Cana? She said then: "Do whatever he tells you." [John 2:5]. It theo-logically follows that to know what He is telling us, we must remain focused on Him.
Why waste your time chasing the proverbial rainbows? Use your time constructively and draw ever closer to Him!
(1) If you are a new visitor, you may get the idea (from what you may read on this page) that we are part of what is known as the "liberal movement" within Catholicism. We strongly suggest that you first review our positions regarding the Pristine Catholic Faith (we said "Faith" and not "Church Administration), RC Church Administration, Only Possible Changes Within the RCC Allowed by God and Our Function.
(2) If you prefer to evaluate positions using the "liberal", "moderate" and "conservative" labels, we would fall in the "practicing conservative" group, without the fanaticism which most "talking conservatives" exhibit. The difference between "practicing conservative" and "talking conservative" is that the first strives to live what Jesus Christ taught, while the second one, the "talking conservative", just talks about the faith and practices just enough for others to see.
(3) In an effort to keep our readers informed in the areas that matter most as we approach the End of These Times and better utilize the limited time available to us we will post what used to beposted on Did you know that...?, Private Forum, Public Forum Part II and Points to Ponder About on this one single page - FYI&R
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