Clark Mountain Musings: February 2006

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

Psalm 145:18-19

The granite boulders known as "Elephant Rocks" at Elephant Rocks State Park along Highway 21.
Poland and Christian Martyr posters

Poland shows us what martyrdom is.. it is giving your life to save other lives (in your daily example, in protecting others, in giving, loving, sharing) NOT in the taking of other lives. God bless Poland and the sharing of the truth.


Gateway Pundit: Poland Introduces "Martyrs of Our Time" Ad Campaign
A fitting tribute to Don Knotts

"When Don Knotts was cast as Ralph Furley in Three's Company, he became the same character, but was portrayed as someone to avoid, to shun, to laugh at when he wasn't looking. The reality that Don Knotts still portrayed the average American was truth the Hollywood glitterati didn't want to face, and we went along with them. We still do to this day.

And now Barney is gone. The man we loved so much because in him we saw a glimpse of ourselves, but would never dare mention that to anyone. In him we saw the truth that one could like, admire and enjoy someone regardless of their flaws, simply because of who they were down deep."

HERE

Via Gateway Pundit


Monday, February 27, 2006

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Proverbs 31:30

Mountain and hill view.
Jihadi Turns Yale Bulldog

"Never has an article made me blink with astonishment as much as when I read in yesterday's New York Times magazine that Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, former ambassador-at-large for the Taliban, is now studying at Yale on a U.S. student visa. This is taking the obsession that U.S. universities have with promoting diversity a bit too far."

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That's right.... the former Taliban Ambassador is now Ivy League.....

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Trailers reveal bleak life on the bayou

"Three white FEMA trailers sag in the mud. Nearby, a thick, brown pool of water, still heavily polluted by what the locals call "Katrina crud," twists through a landscape of mangled houses along the bayou. Jacquie and Henry Reynolds, both in their 60s, sit cramped among a pile of salvaged belongings crammed inside one of the trailers sited where their house used to be.

Nearly 100,000 of Mississippi's 2.3 million residents are living like this in about 35,500 temporary trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to the American Red Cross, nearly 70,000 dwellings in the state were destroyed and another 65,000 heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina six months ago."

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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me -- put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:9

View of the Current River valley looking towards the west. Stegall Mountain is to the left.
Doctors in England withold life support of baby against wishes of parents

From Michelle Malkin

"Doctors in England have won the power to withhold life support from two-year-old brain-damaged child Charlotte Wyatt--against the adamant wishes of her parents"

Parents blog is HERE

God help her and God help our "civilization"......
Christians under attack

"One aspect of the Muslim cartoon controversy that hasn’t received the press it deserves is the tremendous harm being done to Christians in Muslim countries.

From Gaza to Pakistan, Islamist mobs that can’t find Westerners upon which to vent their rage are turning on the nearest churches. Things have gotten so bad in Pakistan that the Catholic Bishops Conference there has asked the government to step in."

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Pray for peace.
Chief rabbis to meet Anglican head

"Israel's two chief rabbis have questions for the Archbishop of Canterbury, but will not cancel plans to meet the leader of Britain's state church this May in light of the vote by the General Synod of the Church of England to divest its shares in companies whose products are used by the Israeli government in the territories.

Preparations continue for Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Yona Metzger to meet Archbishop Rowan Williams in London"

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Mizzou's Smith is sticking to his goal of playing QB

"There is talk of making Brad Smith the next Antwan Randle El or Matt Jones - college quarterbacks who became successful NFL wide receivers. But for now, Smith will have none of that. The University of Missouri star has come to the NFL scouting combine determined to prove his worth at quarterback.

So Smith, the only player in NCAA Division I history to throw for 8,000 yards and rush for 4,000 in his college career, is working out at quarterback - and quarterback only - this weekend at the combine."

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Go Brad Go!
"Well, today's eight-year-olds are tomorrow's teenagers. I say this calls for action and now! Nip it in the bud! First sign of youngsters going wrong, you've got to nip it in the bud. "

Barney Fife

Barney: "What you need to do is let me take him out back and teach him (Ernest T. Bass) a lesson."

Andy: "He'd kill ya."

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:1-2

View looking the northeast towards the St Francois Mountains from Deer Run Fire Tower in Current River Conservation Area.
Don Knotts RIP

Thank you Don for the joy you brought to the world. I will always have a fond memory of the bumbling Barney Fife. Godspeed on you journey in eternity.

MORE at Mayberry.com

MORE at Don Knotts.tv
Welch reportedly promises PA that US will continue aid

"Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, who met with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and US envoy David Welch in Ramallah Saturday, said after the meeting that Welch promised him that the US would not cut off financial aid to the PA, Israel Radio reported."

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FEMA plans exercises to prepare for chance of New Madrid quake

The federal emergency agency is planning a major training exercise in mid-2007 to plan for the chance of another big earthquake along the New Madrid Fault, an agency official told a congressional panel Friday.

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Don't know if I'm too thrilled about having FEMA do anything at this point.
South Dakota outlaws Abortions except for the life of the Mother

"South Dakota lawmakers approved a ban on nearly all abortions yesterday , setting up a deliberate frontal assault on Roe v. Wade at a time when some activists see the U.S. Supreme Court as more willing than ever to overturn the 33-year-old decision.

Many opponents and supporters of abortion rights think the U.S. Supreme Court is more likely to overturn its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion now that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. are on the bench. Lawmakers said growing support among South Dakotans for abortion restrictions added momentum to the bill.

"I think the stars are aligned," said House Speaker Matthew Michels, a Republican. "Simply put, now is the time."

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Now is the time
United Methodist Church rejects Richmond over "Braves" monikor

"The United Methodist Church has rejected Richmond for its 2012 international conference because the city's minor league baseball team is named the Braves.

Apparently, nobody asked Virginia's Monacan Nation, located near Lynchburg about 130 miles west of Richmond. Kenneth Branham, Monacan chief, yesterday said, "The mascot thing has been blown out of proportion."

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Tom and Jerry (the Cartoon) - A Jewish Conspiracy?

According to the Iranian Education Minister. Watch this video at MEMRITv... Some people want to be self-parodies I guess.

"The mouse is very clever and smart. Everything he does is so cute. He kicks the poor cat's ass. Yet this cruelty does not make you despise the mouse. He looks so nice, and he is so clever... This is exactly why some say it was meant to erase this image of mice from the minds of European children, and to show that the mouse is not dirty and has these traits."

Not exactly the Cannes Film Festival. How do you deal with people who call Jewish people "dirty mice"???? And claim that "Tom and Jerry" is a "Zionist conspiracy". Might as well say that Limburger cheese is a "Zionist plot".

MORE at Michelle Malkin

Friday, February 24, 2006

The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Galatians 5:14

View of Des Arc, Finley, and Clark Mountains in the Distance.
Vatican speaks out about Christian rights in Muslim nations

"After backing calls by Muslims for respect during the furor over cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, the Vatican is urging Muslim countries to reciprocate by showing tolerance toward their Christian minorities.

"Enough now with this turning the other cheek. It's our duty to protect ourselves," Monsignor Velasio De Paolis, secretary of the Vatican's supreme court, thundered in the daily La Stampa.

Vatican diplomats argue that limits on Christians in some Islamic countries are far harsher than restrictions in the West that Muslims decry, such as France's ban on head scarves in state schools. "

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Homeland Security director had no idea of the Dubai-Port Deal

"Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff was not aware a Dubai-owned company was seeking to operate terminals in six U.S. ports and that his agency was leading the review until after the deal's approval, an administration official said yesterday.

Mr. Chertoff's spokesman, Russ Knocke, told The Washington Times the issue rose no higher than the department's assistant secretary for policy, Stewart Baker.

"[Chertoff] was not briefed up to this until after this story started appearing in the newspapers," Mr. Knocke said."

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Why are they so quick to admit their lack of oversight. What is going on? Do they have any understanding that their might just be a bit of skepticism after what happened on 9-11 and the Dems constant carping on port security. HELLO White House.....

Time for some removals to occur (but it won't happen due of LOYALTY). Scott McClellan should go and the entire communications team. White House PR is non-existant.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

Isaiah 52:7

Des Arc Mountain and other peaks in the distance from Clark Mountain.
South Dakota passes abortion err "exercise of choice" ban

"South Dakota's state senate voted on Wednesday for an abortion ban aimed at giving the conservative-tilting Supreme Court an opening to overturn rulings granting women the right to the procedure.
Only an unlikely veto by Republican Gov. Michael Rounds could prevent the legislation from becoming law, people on both sides of the issue said."

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The challenge is set, its time to protect the People of the Womb. They too have rights as people.
Hillary Clinton is one angry lady

See this video of the unhinged one speaking rather angrily about school vouchers at Michelle Malkin

"Next parent who comes says, 'I want to send my child to the school of the Church of the White Supremacist.' You say, 'Wait a minute. You can't send...we're not giving a voucher for that.' And the parent says, 'Well, the way that I read Genesis, Cain was marked, therefore I believe in white supremacy.

And therefore, you gave it to a Catholic parent, you gave it to a Jewish parent, gave it to a secular private parent. Under the Constitution, you can't discriminate against me.'
Suppose the next parent comes and says 'I want to send my child to the School of...the Jihad.' Wait a minute! We're not going to send a child with taxpayers dollars to the School of Jihad."

Where is the "School of the Jihad" Mrs Clinton? Hillary probably needs to stay off the stump. But I say keep talking...... Yeah....she's "unbeatable". Hahahahahahhaha
Ahmadinejad: US, Israel attacked shrine

"President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed the United States and Israel on Thursday for the blowing up of a Shi'ite shrine's golden dome in Iraq, saying it was the work of "defeated Zionists and occupiers."

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Is he not tiresome?
The Patriot Post Founders' Quote Daily

"[W]here there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community."

-- Benjamin Rush (letter to David Ramsay, Circa April 1788)

Reference: Letters of Benjamin Rush, Butterfield, ed., vol. 1 (454)
Considered an ally now, UAE once backed bin Laden

"The United Arab Emirates has become what the Bush administration calls a reliable partner in the war against Islamic terrorists, but its rulers maintained close ties to Osama bin Laden before September 11, and the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai have since served as operations and financial bases for al Qaeda terrorists.

But the United Arab Emirates, the most Western of Persian Gulf nations, also has become the United States' closest military ally in the region. Its ruling emirs permit Navy warships to dock in the bustling commercial center of Dubai on lengthy liberty calls.

It also hosts U.S. Air Force warplanes, refueling jets and spy planes at the sprawling Al Dhafra air base near Abu Dhabi. The base sits across the gulf from U.S. adversary Iran."

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Colossians 3:12-14

Panorama looking to the east from Current River conservation area near Ellington.
Ameren Begins to Clear-Up Water After Taum Sauk Breach

Six weeks after the Taum Sauk Reservoir Breach sent more than one billion gallons of water cascading down Profitt Mountain, Ameren U.E. contractors began to clear up the murky mess.

The breach sent water from the upper reservoir to the lower reservoir, and along the way, picked up clay, dirt and debris. That is what clouds the lower reservoir and the Black River.

The contractors used a boat, with metal arms stretching out both sides, to put a combination of alum and sodium aluminate into the water. They suspect the chemicals will cause the sediment to settle to the bottom of the reservoir, and eventually they plan to clean it up at a later date.

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Other views on the UAE Port Deal

I understand the view of building allies and I appreciate the UAE's help in fighting terrorism. Politically this couldn't be a more bone-headed move. I just think that we need to be careful in where the control lies. The truth is, the Middle East is the home of radicalism and that cannot be avoided. It is amazing though to see the Democrats who are all for strip searching grandmothers prior to airline boarding, go the way of profiling.

Rational discussion of the issue here

Gateway Pundit: Moderate Views on the UAE Port Deal
Jimmy Carter aligns with Bush on Port Deal

"President Bush is taking a battering from fellow Republicans, even the governors of New York and Maryland, over the administration's support for a decision that gives an Arab company control of some commercial operations at six major seaports -- including Miami-Dade's.

But he got a boost Monday from an unlikely source, frequent critic and former president Jimmy Carter, who downplayed fears that the deal poses a risk."

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Now that's an endorsement that I would most certainly want!
President Bush to break out veto pen??? for port deal

"President Bush yesterday vowed to use his first-ever veto to strike any law that Congress passes to block a deal allowing an Arab state-owned company to operate six major U.S. seaports, amid growing bipartisan efforts to thwart the plan for security reasons.

"If there was any chance that this transaction would jeopardize the security of the United States, it would not go forward," the president said in a brief but firm statement on the White House South Lawn."

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Doesn't really seem to be the hill to expire on to me... but I could be wrong. I trust President Bush, but it doesn't seem to be the time for this... this is not 1971.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:2

View from the Deer Run Fire tower at Current River Conservation area looking to the west. You can see Clark Mountain in the distance in the right of this frame. Beautiful view.
M. Stanton Evans, a Lifelong voice for the Conservative Movement

M. Stanton Evans has watched conservatives come and go for 50 years, and has long lamented their tendency to catch "Potomac fever" as soon as they come to power.

"When our people get to the point where they can do us some good, they stop being our people," he said in enunciating what he calls "Evans' Law of Politics."

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Rush thinks the UAE-Port Operation deal makes sense??

"Just from a pure economics standpoint, it is a good deal. Politically it's a disaster, and so what do we do? I guarantee you what's going to happen is we're going to come down on the political side."

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How does it make sense economically? After 9-11?

More at Michelle Malkin
More churches burned

It's happening in Pakistan. 2 Churches burned by mobs. Please stop the anger. Be angry and sin not.

Gateway Pundit

Monday, February 20, 2006

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

Psalm 42:2
Wash Post Reporter working on the Highway now?

I know that newspaper sales are plunging, but this is ridiculous. You would think he could at least find a safer 2nd job. Gateway Pundit provided the impetus for this search which led me to Alaska.

Gateway Pundit: Milbank Goes Hunting Potholes in a Highway Construction Vest

Trackbacked to Michelle Malkin , Stop the ACLU
Israel halts funding to Hamas Led Palestinians

"The Israeli Cabinet voted yesterday to cut off all funding to the Palestinian Authority while acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert described the self-rule government -- now coming under Hamas control -- as a "terrorist authority."

Israel's economic sanctions, which freeze monthly transfers of as much as $50 million in Palestinian customs revenue, will create a financial crisis in the West Bank and Gaza unless the authority can find alternate sources of funding."

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There are consequences to your votes

Sunday, February 19, 2006

He answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

Zechariah 4:6
'Extinct' birds that are still around

"Campephilus principalis, or, as it is more commonly known, the ivory-billed woodpecker, is either one of the world's rarest birds or a species as dead as the dodo.

For the past 60 years, common wisdom suggested there were no more ivory-bills left alive anywhere; anyone who claimed to have seen one was thought to be either a liar or a fool.

But in April 2005 all that changed when Gallagher and Harrison led a group that announced to the world that in February 2004 they had seen an ivory-bill deep in the swamps of Arkansas."

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Call me a "believer", I think it's still around.

View of Clark Mountain on morning February 18 2006.
16 People killed, 15 churches burned in Nigeria

"They went on the rampage, burning shops and churches of the Christians. The protesters killed the others. Some were even killed in the churches," said Joseph Hayab, north-west secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)."

More at Gateway Pundit and Michelle Malkin

Pray for the persecuted church. When even you church building ceases to be a sanctuary it can't be good. The question is... why all the hate and anger? Pray for some sanity in this world.

This is NOT about persecuting Muslims in kind, but it is a recognition of a problem with Radical Islamism which seeks to impose its worldview on all of us. So pray for the peaceful people of the world to make their voices heard.
Iran's ruling clerics back nuclear weapons

"Iran's hard-line Islamic spiritual leaders have issued an unprecedented fatwa, or holy order, approving the use of atomic weapons against the country's enemies.

Muslim clerics for the first time have questioned the theocracy's traditional viewpoint that Shariah law forbids the use of nuclear weapons."

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God help us all
MU beaten down 79-56 by KU

Check this quote out.....

“I think they were laughing about it,” Rush (KU) said of the Tigers after the game. “I guess they were having a good time getting blown out.”

Laughing after getting pounded by 33 against your eternal rival????

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.

Proverbs 16:32

Snow this morning, about 1 inch or so, enough to make travel difficult. So a day off of work, no trapsing through the snow in the woods ID'ing trees.

Mizzou vs Kansas today. Doesn't look good for the Tigers, but you've got to Love the friendships. Hey, I may strongly dislike KU basketball, but I'm a loyal disliker. In reality, Kansas is my closest compadre in the sports world, it's a Love-Strongly Dislike relationship. Make sense?
Auschwitz museum refuses Iranian visit

"The manager of the museum at Auschwitz said on Friday that he opposed the planned visit by an Iranian delegation that intended to investigate the "extent" of the Holocaust.

Polish Foreign Minister Stefan Meller said that "these people who deny that people were murdered in gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau won't set foot in Poland," Israel Radio reported.

Some 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, died at the camp from gassing, shooting, hanging, beating, starvation, disease or mistreatment."

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I would actually encourage them to visit and see for themselves the horrors which they so uncaringly deny. Pray for the Iranian regime rulers that they would turn away from their path.
Landslide buries entire Phillipine town

"The village of Guinsaugon disappeared yesterday. And so did nearly every man, woman and child who lived in this eastern Philippines farming community of 1,857 persons. Only a few jumbles of corrugated steel sheeting, sticking up from 30 feet of sludge, indicate Guinsaugon ever existed.

Rescue workers held little hope today of finding more survivors from a devastating landslide that sent a wall of mud and boulders tumbling down the mountain at a terrifying speed."

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God help them. Did any of the victims know that their time was up? Be prepared for eternity at any, any moment. Tragedies like this really make our (ie America's) news cycle seem OH SO trivial.
Bush calls for more forces in Darfur

"President Bush yesterday called for doubling the number of peacekeeping troops in Sudan's troubled Darfur region and said NATO's involvement would probably be required.

"I'm in the process now of working with a variety of folks to encourage there to be more troops, probably under the United Nations," said Mr. Bush, who discussed the peacekeeping effort with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday. "

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Friday, February 17, 2006

"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

John 15:12-13

View of McKenzie Creek at Lon Sanders Canyon.
Does it make sense to have our seaports operated by a country on the Arabian peninsula?

Not in my world, my book. The United Arab Emirites to operate 9 of our major ports???

Sell out with me tonight, sell out with me tonight... Bush Administration??? What's happening? Seriously, how does it make any sense to do so?


More at Michelle Malkin and at Califonrnia Conservative
British embassy in Iran feels the fire (molotav cocktail)

No one notices... except Gateway Pundit
US increases funding for Iranian dissidents

"America has dramatically increased its funding for Iranian human rights groups and dissidents as Tehran was directly accused of developing nuclear weapons by France today.

As diplomatic manoeuvring intensifies, the Bush Administration revealed some of its tactics to weaken the clerical regime in Iran, requesting $85 million to fund media efforts to win the hearts and minds of ordinary Iranians and support dissidents in the country."

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As Michael Ledeen says....... Faster Please
American Indians not descended from Israelites.....

"From the time he was a child in Peru, the Mormon Church instilled in Jose A. Loayza the conviction that he and millions of other Native Americans were descended from a lost tribe of Israel that reached the New World more than 2,000 years ago.

"We were taught all the blessings of that Hebrew lineage belonged to us and that we were special people," said Loayza, now a Salt Lake City attorney. "It not only made me feel special, but it gave me a sense of transcendental identity, an identity with God."

A few years ago, Loayza said, his faith was shaken and his identity stripped away by DNA evidence showing that the ancestors of American natives came from Asia, not the Middle East."

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Shocking.....
Hamas consulting with Iran how to lead PA

"Hamas has asked for guidance, instructions and financial assistance from Iran as it prepares to take over the Palestinian Authority, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz told the European Union's foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Friday.

"Hamas is currently trying to obtain funding from Iran and has asked the Iranians for advice on how they think Hamas should lead the PA," Mofaz told Solana during a meeting at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. "You can understand what type of PA the Hamas plans to establish here."

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Shocking......

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.

Proverbs 22:4

View of Clark Mountain from Frenchman Hill. Very commanding as it towers over the plain.
"When you wake up, get up, and when you get up, do something."

- Martin Luther King, Jr
Overhaul of U.N. rights body hits snag

"A drive by a bloc of Islamic nations for a global ban on "defamation of religions and prophets" has thrown a major kink into U.S. hopes for an overhaul of the leading U.N. human rights body.
The proposal by the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), floated last week amid violent protests over the publication in Europe of cartoons mocking the prophet Muhammad, came as U.N. delegates were trying to negotiate the charter for a new Human Rights Council."

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GOP House balks at reforms on pork

"The push to end earmarks, which critics call pork-barrel spending, is bogged down in the House, thanks to a strong defense of the practice from top Republicans.

Rep. Jerry Lewis, California Republican and chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, used for missile attacks on terrorist lairs, is a shining example of the best of earmarks."

Other leaders defend the practice by saying it's how they are judged at home. "The Buffalo News, which is my hometown newspaper, still believes I ought to bring home the bacon," said Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds of New York, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:33
Not To Us by Chris Tomlin

The cross before me the world behind
No turning back, raise the banner high
It’s not for me, it’s all for You
Let the heavens shake and split the sky
Let the people clap their hands and cry
It’s not for us, it’s all for You

Chorus: Not to us, but to Your Name be the glory
Not to us, but to Your Name be the glory

Our hearts unfold before Your throne
The only place for those who know
It’s not for us, It’s all for You
Send Your holy fire on this offering
Let our worship burn for the world to see
It’s not for us, it’s all for You

MillStream Gardens on the St Francis River in Madison County, MO.
Being Mocked: The Essence of Christ’s Work, Not Muhammad’s

"The caricature and mockery of Christ has continued to this day. Martin Scorsese portrayed Jesus in The Last Temptation of Christ as wracked with doubt and beset with sexual lust. Andres Serrano was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts to portray Jesus on a cross sunk in a bottle of urine. The Da Vinci Code portrays Jesus as a mere mortal who married and fathered children.

How should his followers respond?

On the one hand, we are grieved and angered. On the other hand, we identify with Christ, and embrace his suffering, and rejoice in our afflictions, and say with the apostle Paul that vengeance belongs to the Lord, let us love our enemies and win them with the gospel. If Christ did his work by being insulted, we must do ours likewise."

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Pakistanis "lynch" Ronald McDonald

The Cartoon blowup continues...

More at Michelle Malkin

Mob anger is such a horrible thing. This country saw it in a violent way. Who is this guy in the right. I'm sure he has a family, friends, interests, loves, hates. Most of all he has a soul and God has a purpose and plan for his life.

Remember..... the battle is not a gainst flesh and blood.
The "Hoover economy" sends Retail sales to best gains since late '99

"Consumers, energized by unusually warm weather and the tame heating bills that went with it, hit the malls with gusto last month, sending retail sales soaring by 2.2 percent -- the biggest jump in six years.

The sales spurt, which coincided yesterday with a drop in premium crude oil prices below the psychological threshold of $60 a barrel, sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average surging by 136 points to 11,028."

Remember.....It's the Economy Stupid.. ; )

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.

2 Thessalonians 3:5

Rocky Falls in Shannon County again.
Israel Has Denied Renewal of Baptist Visas

From the Persecution Blog

"Herbby and Anne Geer, representatives of the Southern Baptist Convention in Israel, have been denied visa renewals, an unprecedented act by the Interior Ministry:

This past week, we have been told by the Ministry of Interior, here in Israel, that they will not renew our A3 visa, and they have requested that we leave the country. They have refused to give a reason, namely, they don't have a legal one. Never in the history of the Southern Baptists has a visa been denied.

We are here because of a historical right (Baptists were in Israel pre-1948), and also because of the Law of Status Quo (Israel and the US have an agreement which allows the exchange of Religious persons between the two countries)."

Lon Sanders Canyon.
"Partner" in Peace PA accuses Likud of distributing cartoons

"Palestinian Authority representative in Washington Afif Safieh charged Sunday that the Likud party is responsible for distributing Danish anti-Muhammad cartoons worldwide in a bid to bring about a collision between the western and Muslim worlds."

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NO... actually Israeli soldiers are responsible.......for cleaning graffiti OFF OFF of mosques, so they're actually removing anti-muslim rhetoric (From Gateway Pundit)

I wonder if PA Security would protect Synagogues??? Oh that's right, upon the Gaza pullout, the Synagogues were BURNED and defaced in full complicity.
What's happening at the Cairo International Book Fair

Are inflammatory books to be found there? The Free Copts tells us there are some...

a few like these.....

1- It Is Not Holy (Referring to the Holy Bible)
2- Hidden Hands

3- Why they broke the Cross?” (Attacking Christian beliefs)
4- Role of the crusade church in the fall of Islamic Caliphate
5- Convert to Islam to Enjoy Security
6- Christians of Egypt; how many and who are they? (Hateful publication inciting Muslims against the Copts, Egypt’s indigenous people)
7- A call to Christians of Egypt; Abandon your grieves (i.e.Convert to Islam)
8- Who killed the dog? (Referring to the murder of Egyptian intellectual Farag Fouda , a free thinking Muslim intellectual who was killed because of his anti fanatic attitude, this book is considered a direct incitement to kill other Egyptian intellectiuals who take the same position)
9- Islamic Enlightment (A hate filled periodical that incites hatred against Jews, Christians and non-Mulsims in general).
10- Inter-faith dialogue, a big scam (Portraying inter-faith dialogue as a conspiracy against Islam and the Muslims)
11- O ye filthy gypsies, a message to the Diaspora Christians


The message..... Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you. Honestly, it is easy for me to say... sitting here in America. How would it be if I were in Egypt?
“Most people go to their graves with their music still inside them.”

- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Kofi Annan tells US, us to not "escalate" tensions with Iran

"U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday warned President Bush not to "escalate" tensions over Iran's nuclear ambitions because the world wants to "find a way out of this crisis."

"We need to be able to resolve it, and I hope there will be no steps taken to escalate this approach," Mr. Annan told the president at the end of a meeting in the Oval Office."

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As if President Bush is holding rallies where we chant... "Death to Iran, Death to Iran"... NOOOO or as though we're constantly denying holocausts or threatening to wipe out another nation... OKAY Kofi......

Wide Panorama of Rocky Falls.

Monday, February 13, 2006

All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.

Proverbs 21:2
USA Today Reporter compares Ahmadinejad with fellow man of "humble background" Abraham Lincoln

I'm serious....... this was an actual question from Barbara Slavin, USA Today in an interview with the "upset" victor of the 2005 Iranian Presidential "election".

"Q: Are you familiar with our Abraham Lincoln, who also came from a humble background?

A: Yes.

Q: Is there any foreign leader you identify with?

A: I am familiar with the history but I don't make personal statements regarding this."

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Barbara..... do you believe Mahmoud to be more legitemately elected than President Bush.... I bet you do
WELCOME Michelle Malkin and Gateway Pundit readers

This is going to be a BIG day. Sweetness.

Thanks Michelle and Jim...

View of Rocky Falls with light snowfall. This is a really spectacular place.

Iran thanks Jimmy and France for their Islamic Republic

Indeed... do you recall how quickly Jimmy Carter surrendered to the Iranian fascist hostage takers and was so quick to apologize. Thanks for the leadership Jimmy. Can we put a monument to Jimmy on the mall. What would it be? How about a giant statue grabbing its ankles?

You may also be interested in the following Iranian sarirical pieces...

Call him Ahmadinejadicchio for his missile cone nose grows

USA Today Reporter compares Ahmadinejad with fellow man of "humble background" Abraham Lincoln

John Kerry extends himself to Iran and The Ring

John Kerry reaches out again (to Iran)

Jimmy and Khomeini rehashed

The Grim Fanatic

"HAPPY 27TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION"

The words of two "Presidents".... Moderate or Radical?

For Booking: Contact the Combatant Clerics Speaking Bureau

Is Non, the Superman II nemesis, a bodyguard for Iran's president?...you decide.

Flapping Danish Flag and Denmark Freedom of Speech clause gif


Trackbacked to Stop the ACLU, Michelle Malkin

More about the "massive" (not really) 27th Anniversary "celebration" at Gateway Pundit

Mufti Gore... criticizes US "abuses" in Saudi Arabia...

Good thing he didn't try to pass out Bibles or go with his "preacher voice". What's next Al, you'll travel to the Sudan and criticize the US for having the slave institution in the past? Why not go to China and declare "The US does not allow political dissent". Oh yeah.. Algore... was this speech given from Mecca? Guess not, unless you've converted........the tolerance of Saudis is breathtaking

Clueless...

Oh yeah... Saudi Arabia, the home of Wahabism and Al Qaeda, the most intolerant form of Islam.

At least in Iran... there are Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Bahais, Hindus... the "Kingdom" has been given access to the Bush administration, so the Bushies are not without sin.

MORE at Gateway Pundit: Al Gore Brings His Unhinged Ways to Saudi Arabia and Michelle Malkin: Al Gore slanders America
Al-Jaafari stays as prime minister

"Shi'ite lawmakers chose Ibrahim al-Jaafari to remain as prime minister in a new government yesterday, troubling critics who say his current administration has failed to deal effectively with the Sunni-led insurgency or rebuild the nation's crumbling infrastructure."

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He's not exactly an "Iraqi George Washington", but I guess he's a calming presence.
Close Gitmo, says U.N. "Human Rights" panel

"A United Nations' inquiry will call for the immediate closure of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the prosecution of officers and politicians "up to the highest level" who are accused of torturing detainees.

The U.N. Human Rights Commission report, to be published this week, concludes that Washington should put the 520 detainees on trial or release them."

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Such moral authority............

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.

1 Thessalonians 5:15

Here's a rhyolite boulder from the Rocky Falls area. Igneous extrusion.
Ann Coulter... TIME to go away

before you do anymore damage to the Conservative cause. We don't need skinny, blonde haired female Michael Moores representing us. Please be silent or go away.

I know this photo isn't nice... but darn it, she always portrays herself as some glamour girl or something. Have you EVER seen a longer neck?

More about this subject and why I'm posting.. at Michelle Malkin.

In case you didn't hear... Ann threw around "raghead", poisoning supreme court justices, and doing away with a president. Not nice Ann. And she received a standing ovation.......... SHAME!
Ann Coulter is a disgrace and an embarassment to the Conservative movement

At the CPAC Conference... she made the following remarks...

"She referred to Arabs by the epithet "ragheads" and joked about the poisoning of liberal Supreme Court justices, to top it off she joked about her “ethical dilemma” regarding whether or not to kill Bill Clinton when she had the chance.

"I think our motto should be post-9-11, 'raghead talks tough, raghead faces consequences.'"

1st.... APOLOGIZE

2nd... WITHDRAW FROM PUBLIC APPEARANCES

3rd.... GO AWAY

4th... GO AWAY ANN

Is Anyone suprised? Ann is a self-absorbed fooless. She comes across as someone who believes SHE is THE Conservative Movement. The sad part... the CPAC audience gave her a standing ovation.. idolotry is blinding, I guess.

Go to Michelle Malkin, Right Wing Nut House, and Outside the Beltway for more.
Iranian regime cracking down on Christian converts

"Sources with Open Doors say Iran's President dealt a severe blow to believers by outlawing Muslims who convert to Christianity.

The trend against believers has been toward persecution since 2004. In mid-2004, church leaders were arrested. Since 2005's election, many have not only been rounded up for harassment, but many have been arrested and beaten.

...the word is that mayors have been given the order to crack down on all Christian cell groups."

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PRAY for the Underground Churches of Iran

How about a Freedom of Conscience....

Hey Saudi Arabia... can we build thousands of churches in your land??? Guess not.... but that's why we differ.........
Help a Missouri Veteran

A fundraiser is underway to help the family. It's called Operation Children's Hearts.Donations can be sent to:

Operation Children's Heartsc/o Missouri Veterans Commission 205 Jefferson, 12th Floor, Jefferson City, MO 65101

All contributions will go towards the needs of the family.

FROM:

Gateway Pundit: Missouri Soldier Sacrificed for Country, Now He Needs Help
Just who runs this country and how do you "curse" a newspaper?

In Ohio, CAIR thinks Muslims do. Whatever happened to freedom of speech and expression? Read this from Michelle Malkin those who did. The Beacon Journal, he said, was in a class of its own.

``They take the prize for being the most ill-intended, irresponsible property group,'' he said. ``Allah curses and condemns them and every Muslim in this community should curse and condemn them.''

What exactly does that mean to "curse and condemn them".... Curse as in make them "apes and pigs" or some such thing. Since when did AMERICAN protesters "curse" people and what will happen to the newspaper group if they're "cursed". SHEESH...

A View of Blue Spring in Shannon County. Blue Spring is 310 feet deep and the 8th largest spring in Missouri. Wonder why it's called "Blue" Spring?
Things that make you go hmmmm.... UAE to control some of our ports????

"A company in the United Arab Emirates is poised to take over significant operations at six American ports as part of a corporate sale, leaving a country with ties to the September 11 hijackers with influence over a maritime industry considered vulnerable to terrorism.

The Bush administration considers the UAE an important ally in the fight against terrorism since the suicide hijackings and is not objecting to Dubai Ports World's purchase of London-based Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co.

The $6.8 billion sale is expected to be approved tomorrow."

Wierd........ Why don't we let the Bin Ladin family construction company rebuild the twin towers?

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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:11
Talent’s Blunder:The senator gets cloning wrong

Ramesh Ponnuru writes:

"Senator Jim Talent of Missouri says that he wants to ban all forms of cloning, including cloning to produce human embryos for biomedical research. He also says he wants to promote an alternative type of research called Altered Nuclear Transfer (ANT). On Friday, he set back both goals.

Senator Talent took a different tack Friday. In a speech, he warned that the bill to ban human cloning, sponsored by Senators Sam Brownback and Mary Landrieu, was written overbroadly and could ban ANT. He withdrew his support for the bill, of which he had been a co-sponsor."

FENCE... in winter
Woodpecker Making A Comeback

For more than 60 years, the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker was believed to be extinct — its Southern habitat had been all but completely logged, and even the earliest conservation efforts in the 1930s and ’40s came too late.

Then in February 2004, Gene Sparling claimed to have seen the reclusive swamp-dwelling bird while kayaking in Arkansas. A couple months after his sighting, two scientists confirmed it was true — the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker was still in existence.

“It almost never happens that something we think is extinct reappears,” said Mark Madison, a historian for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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"HAPPY 27TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION"

Made you look........

Is that the headline that Jimmy Carter would endorse? Yes today marks that infamous day, infamous in that the mullahs were appeased and Khomeini was heralded. Do you remember where you were on that day? I was just out of diapers... so I don't. No, but where did Khomeini reside prior to returning to Iran... One hint, the nations starts with an F and ends with an E.......

Correct...... FRANCE. Thank goodness to France and look at the "thanks" they receive.....
Valentine's Day is also an affront to Radical Islam?

Michelle Malkin has this. Valentine's Day (that evil day) is also imposing "western values" on radical muslim youth. How silly.....

"two dozen black-veiled Muslim women burned Valentine's Day cards and posters showing couples together in the main city of India's Kashmir protesting the day that they say imposes Western values on Muslim youth."

Would you be my Valentine?.....Guess not

Trackbacked to Stop the ACLU ,

Friday, February 10, 2006

For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

Psalm 57:10


Rocky Falls on Rocky Creek in Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Igneous Rhyolite extrusion. Beautiful area and it snowed this morning. Photo by Brad Fisher
Hamas-Russia alliance to advance "Peace"?

Yes... you read that correctly... that is the belief of the FRENCH foreign ministry.

"French Foreign Ministry spokesman Denis Simonneau quoted by Radio Liberty said the French government believes the Russian move could help advance the peace process."

Gateway Pundit has it all laid down

Amazing.....

And Neville Chamberlin believed the same thing while in Munich.
Time to Riot?

I take deep offense at this... but I'm not going to burn down the Spanish embassy... Would you?

LOVE those who might offend you. Jesus forgave the Romans who nailed him to the cross... or he forgave all of us.

More on this "art" at Barcepundit and Gateway Pundit

Lon Sanders Canyon again.
Meet the he-matey Abu Hamza, Preacher of Hate

This guy is in many ways worse than the pirates of yore. He's been accepted in a foreign land for many years, yet rejected (for his vile speeches) at home. More at Gateway Pundit and how the Brits have handled his ways.


ARGHH!!

Gateway Pundit: UK Knew of Abu Hamza's Terror Links, Wiretap Laws Foiled Arrest

Trackbacked to Michelle Malkin
"Superstar"(who I NEVER heard of prior to his bush comments) Kanye West declares his historic stature....

"I changed the sound of music more than one time... For all those reasons, I'd be a part of the Bible. I'm definitely in the history books already."

POP stars........... God help him
US Demands explanation over Russia-Hamas Summit

"As Israeli-Russian relations stood at the precipice of the most serious crisis in years Thursday night after Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Hamas for talks, the United States reminded Russia that it was expected to stand firm against the organization's terror tactics.

Responding to the Russian move, US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack reminded Russia that it was on record condemning the violent tenets of the Hamas."

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Here's another panorama of Lon Sanders Canyon. Click on the image for a larger view. The creek was flowing at a good rate in this photo or series of photos (taken today).

Thursday, February 09, 2006

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

1 John 4:10

View of McKenzie Creek at Lon Sanders Canyon (Shut-In). To the right is a small tributary which connects with McKenzie via a small waterfall. This place is magic.

Ivory Bills.........
The words of two "Presidents".... Moderate or Radical?

Guess who this quote is from?... The "moderate, reformer" elected in 1997 by a vast plurality Mohammed Khatami or the "radical, hardliner" selected in 2005 by the hardliners of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ?.......

"In the Qur'an, God commanded to kill the wicked and those who do not see the rights of the oppressed… If we abide by human laws, we should mobilize the whole Islamic World for a sharp confrontation with the Zionist regime… If we abide by the Qur'an, all of use should mobilize to kill."

Hint.......he's available for booking from the Combatant Clerics Speaking Bureau. I know... Khatami was a smiling face behind conceited plans, charismatically hiding the regime to the world.

Oh yeah... check out this photo from the Pope's funeral... Assad and Khatami right next to Irael's President Moshe Katsav, they had their chance... cowards! In fact, they yucked it up with the President like decent people should, not want to kill them in one word, then be kind in the next word.

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Fear or lack thereof breeds the tendency to mock a group

"In one of her riffs in her concert movie, “Jesus is Magic,” Sarah Silverman notes that groups are made fun of in inverse relation to how scared people are of them.

So, she explains, she makes extensive fun of Asian-Americans in her routines, because she thinks they won't mount any serious protests or do violence to her. A version of this standard is obviously at play when the media prints material offensive to Christians, but not to Muslims. "

From Rich Lowry in The Corner

The igneous rock making up the "shut-in" aspect of Lon Sanders Canyon. Note the lava like shapes.
Bill Clinton just wants to be loved... (whereEVER he might be)

This time in Qatar....

"Bill Clinton, conference-hopping in Qatar, condemned Jyllands-Posten(the cartoons).

“So now what are we going to do?” Clinton said. “Replace the anti-Semitic prejudice with anti-Islamic prejudice?”

Clinton’s evocation of anti-Semitism was particularly inapt, since Arab media regularly churn out floods of anti-Jewish filth, including TV series based on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. In the Muslim world, everything depends on whose sacred cow is being gored."

From NRO

Clinton is certainly consistent on one thing.... he will change his remarks to fit his audience ALWAYS...
"May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand."

- IRISH BLESSING
Anglicans Dump Israel Investments

"The Church of England is facing a backlash from Jewish leaders for voting to divest from companies whose products are used by the Israeli government in the occupied territories.

Adding to the Jewish community's distress over the vote is that it was backed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, who has not commented on the recent Palestinian election victory of Hamas, which is on record as calling for the Israel’s destruction."

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Anglicans.......where's the outrage over the demolition of Jewish families? Where is the outrage over terrorists taking over the Church of the Nativity? Waiting..........

Church of England.....In Support of Hamas?... Opposed to Israel's self-defense?

UPDATE:

"At least one prominent Anglican, the outspoken former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, is having none of it:

The February 6 divestment vote, which was backed by current Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, was "a most regrettable and one-sided statement," Lord Carey said, and one that "ignores the trauma of ordinary Jewish people" in Israel subjected to terrorist attacks."

Good on you George Carey!

Anglicans for Israel
Always a shocking photo

A bloodied Iraqi Shi'ite devotee brandishes two knives during the Ashura ritual ceremony at the Imam Hussein shrine in Kerbala, 110 km (70 miles) south of Baghdad, February 9, 2006. Hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite pilgrims converged in Kerbala to mourn the death of the Prophet Mohammad's grandson here 1,300 years ago. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
Rice says Israel should not control own destiny

""No one should try and unilaterally predetermine the outcome of a final-status agreement. That's to be done at final status," she said. "

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Okay.........Israel cannot take unilateral steps even though there is NO "partner"

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."

Mark 10:27
HIRED!!!!

Temp Job working on the MOFEP project in Ellington. MOFEP is the Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project.

I'll be inventorying forest plots for tree species, canopy type, and any wildlife utizing the trees.

Here's a LINK for MOFEP's website
“I was proud of the way they battled,”

MU coach Quin Snyder

AFTER a 90-64 loss to Baylor
Charlie Shields, Majority Leader named Legislator of the Year

"Missouri State Sen. Charlie Shields was named Legislator of the Year by the Missouri State Pachyderms last weekend at the annual Republican State Lincoln Days celebration.
Shields, of St. Joseph, serves as Senate majority leader. He represents Platte and Buchanan County."

Way to go Charlie!

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Those Silly Iranian Revolutionary Guards (are at it again)

Denying the Holocaust

"The Holocaust was nothing more than a “big lie”, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have said, backing up statements by hard-line Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who described the great massacre in which more than six million mostly Jewish people were killed as a “myth”."

Iran Revolutionary Guards say Merkel thinks she is Hitler

"Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps have said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel sees herself as former German dictator Adolf Hitler.

"Merkel in her childish dreams imagines herself as Hitler and therefore thinks that now that she is leaning against the Chancellorship’s chair she can give orders to the world and free countries”, Jazayeri said."

My.... do we really want them with Nuclear Weapons??????
Breaking: IRAN RENAMES DANISH PASTRIES

"Iran has decided to rename Danish pastries "Mohammedan" pastry - a new twist in the crisis which has triggered protest by Muslims throughout the world against cartoons of Mohammed first published in Denmark.

The name change recalls when some Americans started calling French fries, "Freedom fries" to protest France's opposition to the United States-led invasion of Iraq."

It seems kind of wierd to me... to name a pastry after your prophet. Is this a true story? Also seems a little bit childish.

Check this out at Berry Burger: Muslims Burn Danish pastries in Response to Mohammad Cartoons (satire)

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Michelle Malkin is on this story.
2,000-Year-Old Judean Date Seed Growing Successfully

"A 2,000-year-old date seed planted last Tu B’Shvat has sprouted and is over a foot tall. Being grown at Kibbutz Ketura in the Arava, it is the oldest seed to ever produce a viable young sapling.

The Judean date seed was found, together with a large number of other seeds, during archaeological excavations carried out close to Massada near the southern end of the Dead Sea.

“It is a long road to our being able to eat the Judean date once again,” Solowey said, “but there is the possibility of restoring the date to the modern world.”

This dates are a bit dated...... wouldn't you say? Sorry I couldn't help myself.

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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:6-8















We Stand with Denmark and Freedom of Speech

Please pass this on....

"Peoples who would stay free must stand unreservedly with Denmark."

Daniel Pipes: Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism













Where in the World is Augustine Island, Alaska

Home of a currently active volcano Here's a webcam

Iranian paper runs Holocaust Cartoon contest...suprised?

"Iran's biggest-selling newspaper has chosen to tackle the West's ideals of "freedom of expression" by launching a competition to find the 12 "best" cartoons about the Holocaust, the Associated French Press reported on Monday."

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What's the prize?

Do you think they could run a "bash the Supreme Leader, Revolutionary Guards" cartoon contest? NOT likely....
Protesters ask Russia to return islands

"Japan's foreign minister has called on Russia to return to Japan four islands that the Soviet Union occupied at the end of World War II.

Speaking Tuesday at a Tokyo rally marking the anniversary of an 1855 treaty with Russia that gave the islands to Japan, Taro Aso said the long-running dispute has been an obstacle to friendly Japan-Russian relations."

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Wikipedia
"Supreme Leader" blames cartoons on Israel (suprise.......)

"The West's publication of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons was an Israeli conspiracy motivated by anger over Hamas's win in the Palestinian elections, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Tuesday."

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You know Msr Khamenei... it's getting old (blame everything on Israel) already. Your creativity is apalling (and nonexistant).
Request falls short of full funding for border agents

"President Bush's new budget again fails to fund the entire number of Border Patrol agents mandated by Congress but for the first time includes funds for his proposed guest-worker program.

The budget calls for 1,500 new U.S. Border Patrol agents and 6,700 new detention beds for illegal aliens awaiting deportation -- far more than last year's budget, but still short of the 2,000 new agents and 8,000 new beds per year that he and Congress agreed to in the December 2004 intelligence-overhaul bill."

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Monday, February 06, 2006

Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 5:10
When WorldViews Collide Video

A small compilation of all the photos (lots of photos)I've found relating to the Chaos from the Cartoons. You will note the contrasts in reactions between the Islamic world and the Judeo-Christian world in relation to religious offences/slights/blasphemies. No, the cartoons are not included. I want to illustrate behavior not offend.

It is 3 minutes in length and set to audio of wind blowing strongly (so turn it up).

It ends with an admonition, Love your neighbor and emphasizes the Danish Freedom of Speech along with many photos of chaos.



Trackbacked to Michelle Malkin , Right Wing Nation, TMH Bacon BIts

Michelle Malkin has more on American Newspapers showing courage to publish.