“God Provides the Answer and We Listen to Ourselves”


#AceNewsServices says l have just heard on the local news about how the UK economy has improved and is growing faster than any other country. Well we should all be so grateful and be patting this government on the back for a good job, of course let us look deeper and we see that this transparency, is a dark glass hiding the real truth.

The reason is, oh yes we have growth of 0.8% and a rise in-house prices of 24% in certain areas of the country, mainly in the South of England of course. So far so good …………………………………………….

So why am l such an pessimist? Well everything that has been achieved in this country for the last 30 years, has had a price and the price in this case is borrowing, lending and debt.

GovUk Borrowing £2 Billion Per WeekGeorge Osborne says we need austerity, and cuts of £25 billion are required, but the real cost is the#UK Debt stands as at today’s date, at over £900 billion and counting. According to “UK National Debt’s” latest figures and as l write, this is  £1.254.936.279 and some change. Check it out yourself when you read this post, and see how much it has grown, just click #UKDebt     

  • So how is this government funding our lifestyles as citizens? Well according to the ONS ………………..

UK Borrowing in UK in December 2013The UK national debt is the total amount of money the British government owes to the private sector and other purchasers of UK gilts.

  • Public sector net debt was £1,211.8 billion at the end of September 2013, equivalent to 75.9% of GDP
  • Source: ONS [1. ONS public sector finances ] [This figure excludes temporary effects of financial interventions (PSND ex) (page updated October 23rd 2013)

UK national debt

So as you can see the rise is dramatic in 2012-13 to say the least, but in 2008-2009 it was nearly half. Now you would think people would have learned that aFinancial Crisisin 2008, and how much everyone lost. This should teach us that borrowing too much does not work, but we are so easily tempted into buying what the devil wants, not what we need. 

Car Purchase 2008 - Debt 2009Now the BBC reports today that  figure from the SMMT that New Car Sales were up in 2013 in the UK car sales in 2013 recorded their best year since 2007, industry figures have shown, helped by cheap credit deals and stronger consumer confidence.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said that 2.26 million vehicles were registered in 2013.

That was a 10.8% rise on 2012, although the figure is 6% lower than 2007’s 2.4 million figure.

The 2013 total was boosted by a 23.76% rise in sales in December, marking the 22nd successive month of increases.

Industry analysts say that attractive financing deals have tempted buyers, with three-quarters of sales to private buyers now involving a financing package.

So once again we are back into that borrowing circle, as this government literally con’s us into believing what they tells us, and  just like sheep, we follow them into the darkness to be shorn.

Finally as l said earlier and it may stagger some, due to the staggering amount ofPayment Protection Insurance and the Compensation” people are using their money as either deposits or part-payments to purchase new cars. Thus putting the monies stolen from them, back into the same pockets {or similar} that has just paid out the compensation!

Does this not sound ludicrous, to anyone or is it just me? 

I rest my case but mark my words, mark them well 2008 crisis was a walk in the park compared to what will happen in the future, no government, country or nation can borrow money on debts, and then charge interest just to keep “British Banks” in business.

You have been warned – more updates soon ……………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

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#AceNewsGroup says to All its Readers “Thank You for 1000 Likes on Our Posts”


WP Like Button#AceNewsGroup says today marks another milestone for our group and it is all thanks to you the readers kind support and all your likes, as we have reached 1000 and we could not do it without your support.

So all l can say is a great big thank you from the Ace News GroupThanks in all languages   

 

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#AceNewsGroup Wishes All Our Readers A Happy New Year And A Prosperous 2014#Peace


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Ace News Group Wishes All Its Readers A Happy And Prosperous New Year

#AceNewsGroup wishes all its readers a ” Happy New Year and a Prosperous 2014″ and may your life be filled with goodness and mercy. 

Reflections on a New Year that has not yet arrived, and one that began for me by “Caring” and ended with “Sharing” as l spoke to more people about their lives. 

As l grew into a person with greater compassion and humility, than l ever believed possible, by understanding forgiveness, that comes from experiences, never from judgement.

That allowing myself to release feelings, sometimes good and sometimes bad, allows want to turn to need, and need to turn to forgiveness.

So let 2014 be a year of “Peace and Love and let us all “Care and Share” and let “Charity” be from the “Heart” not our Pocket.  

God Bless.

Editor  

 

Tropical Storm Keith 1988 Came in Like a Lion and Left Like a Lamb with No Fatalities Reported – Travel Forward to Now and it is a Different Story


Tropical Storm Keith at Mexican landfall
Tropical Storm Keith at Mexican landfall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

#AceWeatherNews says in 1988 according to the records a tropical storm named Keith arrived like a lion with winds reaching 70 miles per hour, then dissipated and left like a lamb. The resultant casualties were a few trees and power lines and damage to was fairly minor ,it cost overall for all subsequent repairs $7.3 million. The best thing was “No Fatalities Were Reported” and l thank God !

In the years preceding this until the last one only a month ago ,winds have reached upward of 200 miles per hour ,casualties are numbered in hundreds and sometimes even in thousands and the damage is measured not as slight, severe or even catastrophic ,but devastating! The fact is our weather is getting worst, we would like to say “Global Warming” is or is not to blame, or even “Climate Change” is not really causing it, or we are told this occurred years ago by certain scientists.

Though al we know is that by the time we have finished clearing up after “Super Typhoon Haiyan” , it will not matter what caused it, but how many families will have lost their loved ones ,leaving them homeless, starving and in desperate need. These are the things that really matter, not what we call the storm or its ferocity ,but how many people suffer.

All l can say is God willing one day we can return to the days of ” Tropical Storms” like Keith and eventually to a slight blow over the Atlantic, or Pacific.

English: Keith rainfall across Mexico. David R...
English: Keith rainfall across Mexico. David Roth, Hydrometeorological Prediction Center, Camp Springs, MD. http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/keith2000filledrainblk.gif (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Extract Courtesy of Wikipedia:   

Tropical Storm Keith, the eleventh tropical storm of the 1988 season, was the latest North Atlantic tropical cyclone in the calendar year to strike the Continental United States since the 1925 season. Keith developed out of a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea on November 17 and reached a peak intensity of 70 mph (110 km/h) shortly before striking the northeastern tip of the Yucatán Peninsula. It turned northeastward in the Gulf of Mexico, and made landfall near Sarasota, Florida, on November 23. Keith became extratropical near Bermuda on November 24. The extra tropical remnant persisted for two more days.
Keith produced moderate to heavy rainfall in Honduras, Jamaica, and Cuba. Minimal damage was reported in Mexico. The last of four named North Atlantic hurricanes to hit the United States during the season, Keith produced moderate rainfall, rough storm surge, and gusty winds across central Florida. Overall damage was fairly minor but widespread, totaling $7.3 million. Near the coast of Florida, damage occurred mainly from storm surge and beach erosion. Further inland there were floods, downed trees and power lines.

No fatalities were reported.

Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Storm_Keith_(1988)>

 

The State of Mind Control in the World


Michelangelo Bounarotti - The Fall and Expulsi...
Michelangelo Bounarotti – The Fall and Expulsion of Adam and Eve – detail (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When l first saw this video l was amazed and astounded by how little l really knew about mind control, and how using such simple techniques of making us believe that what these people and organisations are doing, is simply for our own good!

The video l have included is both graphic and can make people come to some awesome conclusions, but without being shown, people would just be totally unaware of what is really happening.

My intention is to start with this video supplied by INFOWARS and then add further items that l have gathered over time to support,, a number of the re-iterations and comments made by the people in the video, having now complete some research on the subject.

This first post simply titled The State of Mind Control in the World is just to begin to highlight ,how easy it is for us all, including me for quite sometime to be blind-sided to the real truth ,but when God was ready l was shown my world and its people, not in glory, but in the pursuit of power, money and the ability, be it perceived to try playing at being God.

It reminds me of the fall of Adam and Eve and the word spoken by God to Adam his creation, you can eat of all the trees in the Garden, but do not eat of the one in the midst of the Garden, as upon that day you will surely die! The problem was as always he listened not to God, but the one that was from his rib, called Eve ,who listened to the snake! A simply case of “Chinese Whispers” you might say, but in fact the most significant part was never spoken, that of what was not said by God! This was simply – “How could Adam or Eve know where the midst of the Garden was when their eyes were closed to the truth” of course they could not, so someone namely the snake had told them ,thus when God came back from walking, he knew what had taken place, just by the answer to his question.

Would it not be great to be like God you may say, the problem is that Mankind does not know the answer to what will happen next, in the next second so to speak ,all they can do is guess! Well my reason for telling you this short story is to elicit any preconceived notions that this type of control is the end, it is not – it is simply “The Beginning of the End” l suppose l could have called my post simply that, but l needed everyone reading this post now and in the future to be fully aware ,these people will be stopped not by us, but eventually by God!

This plan of his rolled out since the death of Jesus Christ started over 2000 years ago – in fact to be precise 2,013 or 2013 if you prefer, it will only end when God is ready and not one second before ,when the second coming has just happened!

So fear not as you watch the video and please add your comments ,share with people making them aware of any concerns you may have, or refer them back to my post and let them ask questions!

God Bless you All Keep the Faith whatever your Beliefs

Amen

 

The Cost of Peace Keeping in this World when Brother Fights Brother


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English: Emblem of the United Nations. Color is #d69d36 from the image at http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/maplib/flag.htm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The United Nations owes $80 million to India, the most it has to pay any country for costs relating to peacekeeping operations, a top official said. Apart from India, among the largest troop contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions, the other top countries which are owed outstanding payments for such operations are Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Rwanda and Nigeria.

“Among those countries waiting for our payment, on top of the list is India. We owe India 80 million dollars” for contributing troops, formed police units and related costs, Under-Secretary-General for Management Yukio Takasu told reporters on Wednesday. India is followed by Ethiopia, to which the UN owes $54 million, Bangladesh ($50 million), Pakistan ($49 million), Rwanda ($37 million) and Nigeria ($35 million). On the other hand, the United States owes $795 million to the UN for the regular budget, and $651 million for peacekeeping operations assessment.

It seems that keeping the peace in this world is becoming as expensive as the war chests, so many countries have filled up just lately, as conflicts in other parts of the world are building up!

This reminds me so much of a statement made by Jesus to his followers, where he is said to say – look for wars in other countries and the rumour of such wars ,this will not be the time of my coming!

He went onto to say that brother will fight brother, is this not so as Israel fights Palestine and Muslims born of the House of Islam fight among themselves, just to say l am right and you are wrong!

If the West is so right then how come as one War is settled such as Egypt another started in Libya followed closely by Syrian conflict, the truth is these wars have gone on for many years, these are a war of words, that eventually lead to arms. Though the real truth is never easily seen as the political machinations and intrigue of political figures hiding in the dark ,making and receiving phone-calls from counterparts go on daily, working out how to balance the budget! Of course the odd War will help to fill the coffers!

Meanwhile children die of poor sanitation, mothers are unable to feed their malnourished and orphaned offspring ,as their so-called leaders vie to become top-dog!

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1121
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1121 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The outcome of course is the UN Peace Keeping Forces of the world are sent into these War torn countries to sort  out the mess, created by man being right!

So maybe l should have called this post, the “UN Owes India $80-Million or the Us owes the UN $795-Million to Provide Peace for being Wrong ” not Right! The truth about being so-called “Right” is that innocents suffer and families wake up every morning, hearing the sound of guns, be it peace keepers or other military factions!

So being “Right or Wrong” really is not the question, when “Brother fights Brother”, it really is the beginning of the end as the only real mainstay in any of these countries for generations, has been family! Now this will no longer exist as each one battles out their in differences about who is “Right and who is Wrong”!

When Jesus spoke these words about “Brother fighting Brother” little did he personally know what the real truth would be in practice, as he was just born to speak the “Word of God” that one day in the future, and now coming to pass, would have such a dramatic affect on people’s every day lives!

My personal view is that nobody of any colour, creed, religion or country is either right or wrong ,as being right causes wars, and being wrong causes wars! We are all equal in the eyes of God, and it is time for us all to become equal in our own way of looking at these events! The question simply is to say to ourselves if these so-called leaders are so right ,why are their wars, why do people starve, why do people have pestilence and why so much death!

If we cannot answer because by saying l am wrong and l believe in sharing all that l have and in helping people everyday of my life, then we are doing something wrong!  As only by this method of being humble in the sight of God can we ever be able to do anything “Right” and bring health ,happiness and harmony to people’s lives #peace 

#Amen        

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Live webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s four day teaching on Nagarjuna’s “Sixty Stanzas of Reasoning”


There will be live webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s four-day teaching on Nagarjuna’s “Sixty Stanzas of Reasoning” & Tsongkhapa’s “Concise Treatises on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment” at the request of a group from Taiwan at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, India, on September 30th to October 3rd, 2013. His Holiness will speak in Tibetan with English, Chinese, Vietnamese and Russian language translations are available. Live webcasts can be viewed at http://dalailama.com/livewebAll times Indian Standard Time (IST = GMT+5.30)September 30th: 8:00am – 12:00noon IST
October 1st: 8:00am – 12:00noon IST
October 2nd: 8:00am – 12:00noon IST
October 3rd: 8:00am – 12:00noon ISTFor times in your region 8:00am IST on September 30th in Dharamsala, India is the same as 3:30am BST on September 30th in London, England; and 7:30pm PDT on September 29th in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at a question and answer session during teachings requested by a group of Buddhists from Taiwan at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, India on October 4, 2012. (Photo by Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL)

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Death at School:Parents Protest Dangerous Discipline Video


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Español: Logo Vectorial de YouTube (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I saw this video today on YouTube and just had to provide a post, about the discipline applied in certain schools in the US and before you watch ,it is very graphic and may upset certain people!

The fact that “Special Needs Children” are being locked up for hours on end to be able to teach them a lesson, defies all morality!

Something Sickening Is Happening To Some Of Our Schoolchildren.

I have a ginormous soapbox I wanna get up on right now. Watch this and then do some of your own research. What you’ll find will probably be appalling.

At 5:06, the kids themselves describe their own experiences. That should be all you need to hear to understand something is seriously wrong here.

WARNING: This video includes disturbing scenes involving children.

Alana Karsch

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“A Teacher that Teaches the Pupil must learn how a “Pupil must Teach the Teacher”


Nick Clegg Demontfort cropped
Nick Clegg Demontfort cropped (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today Nick Clegg has set out to provide a new initiative to provide what he has called “Outstanding Leaders” a league of Champions as he put it! This seems a little like the football league and we reward these so-called “Top Talent” with more money, and only the few get this chance to be a star!

So do we want more “Top Teachers” rather than “Good Teaching” as the statistics say we end up pushing up standards. That is good, but by what percentage, as classes get larger and larger every year! So maybe we could achieve seventy percent, but what of those left behind on the ladder of success! There are always those that do not make the grade ,those with problems at home, those with-out family support, these people stay on the bottom rungs!

They get forgotten sitting at the back of the class, until many years later they will not be earning the big bucks in Medicine, Politics or as a Teacher, they will be doing the menial jobs. There is of course nothing wrong with menial jobs, l have done these myself in the past, and still do even daily!

But l was one of those children at the back of the class, trying to attract teacher’s attention, knowing the answer when the question was asked, but too scared to speak, in case l was wrong, these were my school days! The fact was l needed both support from the teachers and my family, l received neither!

It took years of trying to make my way in life, and l took a long time to feel confidant enough to speak up and be counted, l was either angry at the system or angry at myself for taking it out on others!

Now l am able to write and tell other people my “Good News” there is no need to keep on throwing out failing teachers who fail their pupils, because as l now know so well it is the “Teacher that Teaches the Pupil and to be the absolute best teacher the “Pupil must Teach the Teacher” change for change sake is no change at all!

So l say to Nick Clegg let’s get better teaching methods, as throwing enough knowledge at some one does not mean they will learn, they have to be educated, on the how to learn. This method of teaching was around when l was a boy, and it would mean rote learning, of the Alphabet by association. The fact that each year, due to government intervention, changes are made to the curriculum, so many times it would make your head spin! 

Then added to that the pupils have to start learning a new way of learning, this confuses the pupil. So Mr Clegg let us provide quality teachers based on tried and tested teaching methods of learning! We do not just need “Top Talent” or “Outstanding Leaders” this just leads children to follow the path of success for the sake of money, not for the sake of being the best Doctor or Politician at providing people with the best possible services.

We need children to grow up to be better citizens first and what and who they become second, thus making for a better world.       

 http://ghteachersjournal.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/teacher-stress-well-being-and-stress-management-taking-care-of-yourself-so-that-you-can-take-care-of-your-students/

More Haste Less Speed – Would Have Improved Quality of Security


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English: United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center complex in New York City during the September 11 attacks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is what happened when Washington attempted to improve the way its security agencies vetted hundreds of thousands of workers needed suddenly after the 9/11 attacks to pursue counter terror tasks and oversee heightened secrecy requirements.

Soon after its hiring binge began, the government’s ambitions collided with a creaky system for conducting the background checks needed to approve job applicants for security clearances. By 2004, the backlog of contractors awaiting approval had reached the size of a small city: at least 188,000. Complaints by federal agencies and job-seekers alike grew so intense that policy makers and legislators in Washington became fixated on finding a solution.

Some additional personnel were added to the investigations process, but Washington largely chose a different path that promised  to be cheaper and quicker — shortening the time allowed for the reviews, by law. In its wisdom, Congress passed the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which required that by 2009, agencies must process 90 percent of clearance applications within an average of 60 days, less than a sixth of the average 375-day wait in 2003.

The above was an extract and the full story with links is on the following link, it is a good read: http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/10/01/13489/security-clearance-lapses-stemmed-washington-s-heedless-emphasis-speed-over-quality

Such measures as this document shows, should have made the system full proof and not open to any form of abuse, In fact it left the ability for such people who wanted to undermine the security of the US , able to do so through various loop holes ,namely the speed at which they implemented this section of the act. The fact it was deemed safe, was their first and undeniable act of sheer stupidity, as they did not then take account of the reason’s behind any person or person’s applying for such a job in aviation ,for the sole purpose of crashing an aircraft into a high-rise building!

Even though years later it comes out about the fact they were aware it could happen, given the right circumstances prevailing at the time. This then led to a virtual panic mode after the 911 disaster, and the fact that no one in the security services at the time, had any understanding of how to combat this type of terrorist. So they heightened security, found their scape-goats and blindly started building in ways to prevent it happening again.

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Of course this led to the rise of the activist and such groups as anonymous and of course Julian Assange and Edward Snowden stating the fact that the government was curtailing their right to freedom by stealing private data and not disclosing how this information was being used! This of course did not take into account, that many years before and even back as far as the Vietnam War that political manipulation of the truth, was taking place!

So we reach today or at least some day in the future ,where wars are fought not with sticks and stones, as they really can break your bones, or even with weapons, be they chemical  or not, but simply with words or knowledge, or as the security services state, to protect our interests!

The question l ask daily, from what?  

The only conclusion l can come to is that we are being protected from ourselves, our ability, if that is really what it is, to do what is right and tow the party line, be a good little citizen and know stepping out of line is treason! Well me l have stepped over the line so many times, and cannot even see the party line! That is for all those that believe in the “American Dream” if such a thing ever really existed, l just would like simply to see “Peace In The World” and not even the threat of war! But of course many corporations and governments get rich from the proceeds of war, armaments and the sale of such weapons; that will strip the skin of the man but still leave him alive, or blow of his arms and his legs, just so he cannot bear arms, fighting for his version of truth and justice!

Is this really how we fight for truth and justice with a bomb or molotov cocktail in hand, it does not ever lead to peace, just more violence.

So if company, government department or person thinks haste will improve quality ,l can tell you now it will not -only:

More Haste Less Speed – Will Improve The Quality – and Lead to Peace and Prosperity – In the End    

Would like to spend a few hours trawling the 2004 Terroist Act well here is the link, really interesting what is written: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-108publ458/pdf/PLAW-108publ458.pdf

 

Turkey Finds Sarin Gas In Homes Of Suspected Syrian Islamists


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Stockpile/disposal site locations for the Unites States’ chemical weapons and the sites operating status as of August 28, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The article courtesy of RT raises questions about who really is responsible for the Sarin Gas attacks in Syria, the mere fact that the many governments are admitting there was an attack, is not in question! The fact that chemical weapons were used, is also as far as the facts go, also not in question! The other evidence that is doing the rounds, relates to who supplied these weapons in the first place, this is surely and must be in question!

The fact that the United Nations Weapon Inspectorate visited and took samples is not in question, even though the results will only yield the fact, that there was chemical weapons used, not who is responsible! This article leads us to an unconfirmed yet awful conclusion that the use of a deadly nerve gas called Sarin was used, as it has been found in the hands of suspected Syrian Islamist‘s it does not however tells us who planted them, or how they got there in the first place!

Since l started adding daily reports from RT under the post #Syria http://acenewsservices.com/2013/09/03/syria-crisis-live-as-it-happens-when-it-happens-peace/ the accusations come thick and fast, with various leaders stepping up to the plate, claiming  they can find a solution, but always more and more people are dying in ever-increasing numbers, and no leader is solving that with how!

So read this article and as l always say judge for yourself!  Not the guilty or innocent, not even who is right or wrong!

My opinion or 10 cents worth is that war never ever solved anything, it just prolongs suffering of the innocents, and always lets the guilty go free. http://rt.com/news/sarin-gas-turkey-al-nusra-021/

Give Peace A Chance


John Lennon rehearses Give Peace A Chance by R...
John Lennon rehearses Give Peace A Chance by Roy Kerwood (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have mused over the events that have taken place in the last few weeks, since the US and specifically President Obama decided it was time to take action in Syria!  The problem l tried to get my head around, was simply after two and a half years of war that has escalated from one year to the next, it is now that the US decide to strap on their six guns and blaze into town!

We are told in hundreds of articles, it is because Syria used chemical weapons, but so far no categoric truth has been found to substantiate that claim,  recently weapons inspectors visited and collected samples, these have not yet yielded a report, so let us wait! The problem l see is that everyone that so far says we want peace ,really does not want to wait!

The idea of a Third World War that has been muted at since Jesus was on the Earth and called by many names, such as the war to end all wars,  Armageddon and the Apocalypse, this has been ever-present as many a nation decides to fight nation ,in a war of words,  simply to gain the upper hand!

Many economies were built after the war and many of the bankers that proffered were simply able to line their pockets, by supplying loans that rebuilt countries, and provided what they wanted the people to have, an economy built on consumerism, to enable them to borrow more! Always remember a “Greedy ” nation makes all the bankers happy and a lot richer!

So by giving Syria a chance to hand over their chemical weapon arsenals, thanks in the main to Putin and Russia’ s intervention, maybe able to give peace a chance, and could pull the US back from the brink of another war!

The problem is, that as war makes dollars for the war chest, what does peace do for their debts!  As war provided a way for bankers to get rich, what does peace do for them! As economies grew rich on their people’s ability to want to spend after destruction has abated ,what does being in-debt for trillions dollars, do for any economies future!

My answers came back time after time ,it does nothing for the people who want to get rich on misery and heartache, except line their pockets and make them richer! You only need to look at one family called the Rothschild’s to witness their use of the word money, even reaching into the recesses of people’s beliefs, and becoming like God’s knowing Good and Evil! Their rise was not driven by peace but by the sheer use of war as a tool to get richer, even down to manipulating the outcome of such conflicts!

So on this eve before we all remember 9/11 let us as John Lennon so aptly put it ” Give Peace A Chance ” it may not make bankers rich, or economies to be less indebted, but it will save lives, stop families being torn apart and most of all give God a chance to heal the wounds of our nations.

 

A Little Town of Jish in Syria that is one of the last to Speak Aramaic – Jesu’s Language


Syriac-Aramaic People
Syriac-Aramaic People (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Jewish-Roman historian Josephus wrote that Jish was the last city in the Galilee region to fall to the Romans in the first Jewish war (66-73 CE)–but it remained a large Jewish village (known as Gush Halav) until as late at the 15th century.

Since that time, the population of Jish has changed repeatedly both as a result of natural factors (an 1837 earthquake destroyed the city) and strife–with Jews, Christians, and Muslims coming and going.  Today, the population is 55% Maronite Christian, 35% Greek Orthodox, and 10% Muslim.

The demography of the town is interesting enough, but what is unique about the town is language. Though everyone is the town speaks Hebrew and Arabic, the older Maronites in Jish still speak Syriac Aramaic–the ancient Semitic language that belongs to the same family as Hebrew.

Aramaic was the language of the parts of the Tannach (such as passages in the books of Daniel and Ezra)but it is most commonly identified as being the language spoken in Samaria and Judea at the time of Jesus. 

Today all Maronite religious services are still chanted in Aramaic; however, most of the young people of Jish don’t understand what they are saying.

http://israelstreet.org/?p=6373

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jish

What does a man gain when he considers…


What does a man gain when he considers war as the only option! These words awoke me today, to all that l can hear, but as a nation of nations, we do so much to create wars by being right, is not greed the real reason!
These wars are not just against countries like #syria or #iraq but shopping malls bear witness to people fighting over a pair of shoes, or someone wanting the only car-parking space, so war is in the blood, man is born out of tyranny, and so believes in war as the only option!

If l win used to be the battle cry of embittered generals now so embroiled in daily conflict, but now they call out, when we win, as win we will! Is this not just their ego talking, like children with words like my tank can blow up your tank, because its bigger!

So what about the gain, or should l really say the shame, the real victors are not the generals or the politicians, who behind the scene politically motivate others to follow their edict! As their reason given is for the people to be free, but don’t they know, or even care about the real losers, as theses are the widows and orphans, the innocents, whose lives are disrupted for ever! As ever more bodies of their family members continue to pile up, and create evermore displaced families! They just wanted a quiet life to live out their years in tranquillity! These are the ones who just happened to live in this country, were born in this country and hoped when they were old to die in this country! Not to end up burying their son who is younger than them, sometimes in an unmarked grave, for fear of reprisals!

So l ask, as so many have asked before! Will committing your country to war for your own reasons, gain anything for these people?
So to all those that eventually sign the edict, or agree they are doing it for the right reason, just maybe sometimes being right, is not what we should be doing, especially when being right kills so many innocent people!

So l say shame on all those that use war, as an excuse, to play the human rights card, as so many have already died in other pointless conflicts, and if some duly elected president, prime minister or misguided politician or general, says its the only way, l say #peacebewithyou as the beginning of any war, starts with being right and ends with death!

NSA: Fear of a Black Van – ZDNet – We Fear What We Do Not Understand


Fear terror eye
Fear terror eye (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

As with these articles l have posted recently with regard to the NSA, this one from ZDNet caught my eye! As it relates to people who fear what might ,could happen and what they are told, will happen! If they are not protected from the ever-present danger of terrorism!

The part that was in my opinion most relevant has been copied, pasted ,highlighted and in bold below:

What pushes our buttons is fear. We’re afraid that something we do, something we say, or even that we know someone will cause the full might and power of the U.S. government to descend down upon us and ruin our lives.

Most of us are generally law-abiding. Oh, sure. We might speed up to 66 in a 65-mile zone to get out-of-the-way of a nutball driver. We might still have one or two MP3s from the early Napster days, but we’ve bought all our music like good consumers ever since. We pay our taxes and while H&R Block might make an error, we’ll pay any fees if we’re required to.

Most of us are good citizens. And yet. What if the government is listening in, or watching, or scanning, and some algorithm triggers an investigation and some quota-happy g-man decides to make one of us a pet project?

So how much of these so-called security measures does the public have to endure in the name of protecting our interests, and how much is fabricated to allow a public to fear, what might happen! My personal view is, if you have enough people who are lemmings, with the right tools and in this case words, you can get many to jump of the cliff!

By the way it is a great article to read in full and l highly recommend the writer!

NSA: fear of a black van | ZDNet.

The Hidden Security Watchers – Waiting In The Wings


The seal of the U.S. National Security Agency....
The seal of the U.S. National Security Agency. The first use was in September 1966, replacing an older seal which was used briefly. For more information, see here and here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Long before we ever heard of the NSA in our local news, or security issues were a problem, this organisation was working away in the background monitoring our communication! This article of which l have copied and pasted just a small segment of 4 long pages, explains in fine detail, how it brings into being suspect comments by political leaders, that we only ever cared about you, the citizen’s security! In fact it makes a complete farce of some of the recent denials by the NSA themselves! This simple 3 paragraphs says all there is about, how we were being monitored!  The fact they can convince a large percentage of the population of America is is for their own good, and people like Edward #Snowden and  Julian #Assange  are our enemy and that this government are our political friends, my thought is ” With Friends Like That Who Needs To Worry About Our Enemies” as our enemies maybe really be our only friends ,at the end of days!

So read this with due consideration that what maybe true, what could be true and what may not even be true at all!

After the agency’s orders were publicized by several newspapers and magazines, the N.S.A. decided to pull in its horns. Inman, the N.S.A.’s director, told a House committee that the two orders exemplified ”not a faulty law but inadequate Government attention to its application.” He characterized the agency’s handling of the voice-scrambling equipment as a ”well-meaning attempt to hold the line that had clearly already been passed by.”

A few years before, the director of the National Science Foundation, Richard C. Atkinson, and Inman had begun privately discussing whether the role of the spy agency in supervising cryptographic research should be expanded. The precise outcome of the talks remains murky, but the N.S.A. apparently won the debate. Today, the National Science Foundation routinely allows the N.S.A. to review any request for the funding of cryptographic research. The N.S.A. also has begun providing financial support for related unclassified civilian research. The first recipients of such support were two Stanford professors of electrical engineering, John T. Gill 3d, and Martin E. Hellman, a code expert who for many years had been sharply critical of the N.S.A.

”Five years ago, I was very much on the opposite side of the fence from N.S.A.,” said Hellman. ”I wouldn’t say I have been co-opted. As a result of them being more friendly and coming part way, I felt I should be more friendly. I guess I am now the first guinea pig.”

Full Read at: http://www.nytimes.com/1983/03/27/magazine/the-silent-power-of-the-nsa.html?

How Much Control Does The US Have Over Companies That Do Not Toe The Line


How much Control has The US Got Over Companies That Do Not Toe The Line – or as it used to be called the party line! Sounds too much like we are in Red China or another such communist state! But no, this is good old ” America Land Of The Free” or so we are led to believe!

Though when good old ” Uncle Sam” says jump companies that want to remain in business or even in the country, ask how high!

So is it or should we say was it – you choose! That a company called Lavabit closed its doors!

An extract courtesy of RT.com confirms just what Ladar Levison of Dallas Texas said or was told to say- you choose! 

I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit. After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations,” owner and operator Ladar Levison of Dallas, Texas wrote in the statement.I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to my decision. I cannot.”

“I feel you deserve to know what’s going on–the First Amendment is supposed to guarantee me the freedom to speak out in situations like this. Unfortunately, Congress has passed laws that say otherwise,” wrote Levison. “As things currently stand, I cannot share my experiences over the last six weeks, even though I have twice made the appropriate requests.”

The real coincidence is that this email service was the highly encrypted email service reportedly used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden!  And this  had gone offline – and its administrator claims the company is legally barred from explaining why.

The Global Post wrote on July 12 that the Sheremetyevo Airport press conference hosted by Snowden later that day was announced to human rights groups under the email address “edsnowden@lavabit.com” and signed by “Edward Joseph Snowden.” Washington Post foreign affairs blogger Max Fisher and Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald have both since reported that Lavabit is indeed Snowdon’s email provider.

So maybe if you are like me and more people are joining this view every day – you can see government control at work, the question in my mind is not how far have they gone, but how far are they willing to go!

Leave your comments and your news and views or tweet adding #AceNewsServices or #EdwardSnowden  and we can spread the word that freedom of speech whether in digital, written or spoken word is our to express as we see fit, not to be controlled or altered to suit any government ,organisation or body! The freedom of speech is our God-given right, as in our free-will is our right to say yes or no!

Does Providing Something For Nothing Really Exist!


For many a year l have believed that there is no such thing as a “Free Lunch”, so when someones offers me something for nothing! My first thought is they will be giving me nothing for something! The something is the “Real Con” as l know l will not see the “True Agenda” hidden behind the words, great deal or too good to be true! This leads me to my second thought, if it is to good to be true its a lie! So this is the time to look deeper at what is really on offer, and is it really free of any strings, l was also told read the small print! The problem nowadays is the small print is so small it is not that easy to see, or is totally unclear what it means! So now it is time to question the whole deal, so maybe l should have called this post” When Is Free Really Free” answer when it has no hidden agenda!

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When does our belief in doing right become wrong!


It appears that 56% of the American Population has been converted to the idea, that sharing information, and allowing it to be stored is a good idea! The question l ask is, do they really know what the government will use it for, and if they believe it will prevent terrorism, how! Maybe being blind sided is a trait of people who are so indoctrinated into the system, they cannot see the wood for the trees!

Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

We need to become more aware of a political system of control, that can like the first world war convince us they are right, and so like robots we march onto the battlefield, in the vain hope we can defeat the enemy ,while all the time our so-called betters pull our strings! The admiration l have for someone like Edward Snowden, cannot be just put into words as he stood up for his beliefs, not like a sheep ,following the allure of money, but a feeling in his heart that he was doing the right thing! His sacrifice will be knowing he will have betrayed his country, or his friends! The fact that so few of his work colleagues have spoken up for him, or said that they feel that he is being wronged, or even he was wrong!

This tells me that many are controlled by the system and are afraid to speak out, but this man said and did what he truly believed, this should be admired as a true act of heroism and not maligned as an act of treason!

When we follow what we are told verbatim ,we do not use our God given Free Will we sacrifice this in favour of so-called government control,  this maybe the lure of money or the promise of security for ourselves, and our family! But do we choose the path of righteousness or the path of protectionism? Are we so nigh eve we cannot see beyond the golden future of keeping the lie alive, and in so doing provide a comfortable living, for ourselves and our family! Or do we truly believe the politicians, government bodies and the so-called controllers of this world!

Myself I do not and neither does a number of my friends, that l count on the fingers of one hand!

If we covert all that this world can offer, then we are nought ourselves, thus making us followers of a regime and not leaders of men!

Internet rallies behind bill to unplug NSA surveillance funding (Updated)


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Headquarters of the NSA at Fort Meade, Marylan...
Headquarters of the NSA at Fort Meade, Maryland. Español: Instalaciones generales de la NSA en Fort Meade, Maryland. Русский: Штаб-квартира АНБ, Форт-Мид, Мэриленд, США (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Starving the US Governments NSA Funding Bill needs us all to rally the cry of “Freedom”

Sign-up now at: http://defundthensa.com/

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Online activists have launched a website called “Defund the NSA” in order to collect signatures in support of a legislative amendment that would bar federal funding for warrantless surveillance of Americans. (Update: A vote on the amendment fell short on Wednesday by 12 votes despite a coalition in support between liberal Democrats and libertarian Republicans).

The site is gaining traction on popular sites like Hacker News and Reddit and could provide a boost to Rep. Justin Amash, a Michigan Republican popular among libertarians, who wrote the amendment.

The amendment, which is scheduled for a vote on Tuesday, comes as part of a process to approve the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014, the annual bill that funds America’s military operations.

Under Amash’s proposal, Congress would not grant any money to the NSA for surveillance activity of the sort disclosed in the recent phone and PRISM controversies…

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