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Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by themilitantcatholic, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Indy

    Indy Praying

    I was just in Lisbon, Portugal for a few days. I have not been in many capital cities where most shops and restaurants have statues to Saints and our blessed mother. There is certainly something different about Portugal.
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  2. Don_D

    Don_D Powers

    Interesting to note these things when you read reports of Christian churches being wiped from nations such as Iraq and Syria. What nations are swallowing these nations up after the demise of our Christian brothers? We know that the last Caliphate was the Ottoman so when we see it again rising;


    will we not know what John's vision represents but also what nations will be a part of it because it will be resurrected and have all the power of the first? I have asked myself countless times when I was a Protestant what "head", government or empire was the enemy of the Church, persecuted the saints, and killed them like no other and it was not until I realized that this was the Islamic empires (and not the Catholic church or Rome like I was taught by Protestant wolves in sheeps clothing) that I then began also to see the truth of the Catholic and one Holy, True and Apostolic Faith. Considering all the men and women who died rather than take a mark like the Muslims do on their foreheads and arms. Can it be so obvious I had to wonder?


    Even the Protestants sided with them to attempt to defeat Christianity in Europe but were defeated;


    "The Habsburg Empire was Europe's bulwark against Islamic jihad, but its timbers were being eaten away by the Protestants who diverted Catholic armies and even cheered on the Mussulmen, whom they saw as fellow enemies of the pope in Rome."
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  3. Booklady

    Booklady Archangels

    Indy, I was in Lisbon in 1973 with my mother, and then too, statues of patrons saints and our beloved Blessed Mother were to be seen in small cafes and hostels and hotels. Good to know that they have not given up their Christian traditions and sacramentals.
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  4. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Millennials: Communism sounds pretty chill
    By Shawn Langlois Nov 2, 2017
    ‘This report clearly reveals a need for educating our youth on the dangerous implications of socialist ideals’

    In a Halloween tweet that’s since gone viral, Donald Trump Jr. jokingly (although who really knows these days?) took the opportunity to impart an important political lesson to his cute little daughter,

    "I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to early to teach her about socialism."

    Perhaps he should share his wisdom with millennials.

    According to the latest survey from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a D.C.-based nonprofit, one in two U.S. millennials say they would rather live in a socialist or communist country than a capitalist democracy.

    What’s more, 22% of them have a favorable view of Karl Marx and a surprising number see Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un as “heroes.”

    Really, that’s what the numbers show.

    “Millennials now make up the largest generation in America, and we’re seeing some deeply worrisome trends,” said Marion Smith, executive director of the organization. “Millennials are increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative.”

    But do they even know what it is?

    The survey, which was conducted by research and data firm YouGov, found that millennials are the least knowledgable generation on the subject, with 71% failing to identify the proper definition of communism.

    Smith explained that this “troubling turn” highlights pervasive historical illiteracy across the country and “the systemic failure of our education system to teach students about the genocide, destruction, and misery caused by communism since the Bolshevik Revolution one hundred years ago.”

    Other findings include the belief held by 53% of millennials that America’s economic system works against them, which is the same percentage in the prior study. Meanwhile, 66% of Gen Z, ages 16-20, say the system works for them.

    When it comes to the wealth divide, Americans seem to be on the same page, with 80% saying it’s a serious issue, up from 78% a year ago. They also mostly agree (68%) that the highest earners don’t pay their fair share in taxes.

    “This report clearly reveals a need for educating our youth on the dangerous implications of socialist ideals.” Smith said. “We will continue to work with educators to build curriculum to address this important need.”

    Featured Comments

    "The idea of communism is great! The practicality however, not so great. The idea of capitalism sucks (think pure capitalism) but the practicality is slightly better than communism! Either way there's a good chance you'll be screwed - eventually!" By John Donato

    "Lenin, Stalin, and Mao were political mass murderers. Marx was a brilliant scholar of capitalism who died in 1883. Why is he on this list, except as an expression of our bias and prejudice? And we also have our own bad guys: John Calhoun, Jefferson Davies, and Robert Lee who supported slavery: Charles Lindbergh and the millions of Americans who supported Adolf Hitler; etc. The best thing we can do is teach millennials that history is complicated and worth knowing, and that good and bad lurk in every society, including our own." By Thomas Palley
    Here is another article about this, http://www.ibtimes.com/millennials-...nation-capitalist-country-survey-says-2609765
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  5. Blizzard

    Blizzard thy kingdom come

    An eye-opener, thanks for posting this Carol.

    Amazing that this poor man is worshipped by so many around the world:



    But then it was not only the young and silly who lauded him.

  6. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Blizzard, Thank you. There is so much I am unaware of, thank you again.

    US Africa Command conducts air strikes in Somalia
    US says attacks were conducted in coordination with Somali government forces and targeted ISIL in country's northeast.
    November 3, 2017

    US Africa Command says it will continue to target 'terrorists' throughout Somalia [File: AP]
    more on Somalia
    The US army says it has conducted two separate air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in northeastern Somalia, killing several members of the group.

    Friday's attacks were in coordination with Somalian government forces, the statement said.

    The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said the first strike occurred at approximately midnight local Somalia time (09:00 GMT), with the second strike occurring at approximately 11am local Somalia time (08:00 GMT).

    "We are currently assessing the results of the strike," the statement said.

    Reports from Somalia suggest ISIL has been recruiting members there since it became active in the country although the scale of its activities is far smaller than that of al-Shabab.

    At least 350 people were killed in a truck bombing attack in capital Mogadishu last month, the largest attack country has seen.

    Bombings in Mogadishu - a 2017 timeline
    ISIL captured a port town in the mountainous areas of Puntland region last month.

    The AFRICOM statement said that US forces will continue to cooperate with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali National Security Forces (SNSF) to target "terrorists", their training camps and safe havens throughout Somalia.

    African security forces backed by Western troops have been stepping up efforts to counter armed groups such as ISIL, Boko Haram, al-Shabab and al-Qaeda.

    The presidents of the Sahel countries, including Mali, Niger, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Chad, are working on final modalities to set up a G5 Sahel force to help fight the numerous groups that are active in the region.

    Niger ambush http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/troops-killed-ambush-joint-niger-patrol-171005041922809.html
    Earlier this month, five Nigerien and four American soldiers were killed and others wounded in an ambush on a joint patrol in southwest Niger.

    The attack marked the first US combat casualties in Niger and turned into a major controversy in Washington, DC over the circumstances of the deaths.

    The US has roughly 6,000 military personnel spread across the continent, according to AFRICOM.

    The state objective of many of those troops is to support African armies, alongside allies like France, with the goal of increasing the African nations' own security capabilities and stabilising the region.

    AFRICOM began initial operations 10 years ago, in October 2007.

    WATCH - Somalia president: 'Al-Shabab fingerprints all over' Mogadishu attack

    Last edited: Nov 3, 2017
  7. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Just so everyone is aware, here is a link to a list of the US cities and times of the planned protests tomorrow, Nov 4th:

    Donna Brazile's bombshell tell-all could inspire DNC reforms
    By MaryAlice Parks and John Verhovek Nov 3, 2017

    In what some within the Democratic Party say could be a watershed moment, an excerpt from a new book by former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile raises new concerns about the organization's influence in the 2016 presidential primaries.

    The excerpt from Brazile’s new book "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that put Donald Trump in the White House", was published Thursday in Politico magazine and potentially shows the depth of coordination between the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. The book also explores whether the contest between the former secretary of State and Sen. Bernie Sanders was weighted against the Vermont lawmaker.

    Brazile, a former ABC News political contributor, said she was shocked when she heard that the Clinton campaign had entered into a joint fundraising agreement with the DNC long before it was clear that Clinton would be the party’s nominee.

    “The funding arrangement with (Hillary for America) and the victory fund agreement was not illegal, but it sure looked unethical,” Brazile wrote, “If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead. This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity.”

    The tell-all has drawn swift reactions from Democrats like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii. President Donald Trump also weighed in.

    Two former DNC executives told ABC News Friday they were unaware of the scope of the financial agreement between the Clinton campaign and the organization.

    “The victory fund money was supposed to be spent between the campaign and the state parties during the general," said Jim Zogby, a former member of the DNC’s executive board during the 2016 elections.“It was a violation of agreement and process.”

    Democratic reaction

    Reacting to the news Thursday on CNN, Warren said the revelations reveal a “real problem” with the DNC, and that she agrees with the notion that the Democratic nomination was “rigged” for Clinton.

    “What we’ve got to do as Democrats now, is we’ve got to hold this party accountable,” Warren said, adding that new DNC Chair Tom Perez has to do more to bring Sanders' supporters into the nomination process.

    “He’s being tested now, this is a test for Tom Perez, and either he’s going to succeed by bringing Bernie Sanders and Bernie Sanders' representatives into this process, and they’re going to say it’s fair, it works, we all believe it, or he’s going to fail.”

    In a video released Thursday night, Gabbard, an early Sanders supporter, said the news reveals just how much the DNC and nomination process needs to be reformed.

    “This is further evidence of a party and a campaign finance system that needs to be completely overhauled and reformed. These reforms must empower the people and take back our party from the special interests of a powerful few,” Gabbard said.

    Another former DNC staffer took issue with how Brazile characterized the agreement between the DNC and the Clinton campaign.

    "The JFA (joint funding agreement) was signed and made public a year before Donna became chair. Bernie was offered one too and chose not to use it. We should be thanking Brooklyn for funding the DNC when no one else was. Donna is just wrong about this,” the former staffer said.

    President Trump also weighed in on the issue today -- attempting to divert attention away from potential links between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election -- saying that he always felt he should have faced Sanders in the general election.

    A broken system?

    Among the claims Brazile makes about the current state of the Democratic Party is the charge that President Barack Obama left it in very poor financial shape.

    “Obama left the party $24 million in debt — $15 million in bank debt and more than $8 million owed to vendors after the 2012 campaign — and (the party) had been paying that off very slowly,” Brazile wrote.

    A spokesman for the former president's office did not respond to ABC News' request for comment.

    Others disagree.

    “It is dramatic overstatement to say that President Obama bankrupted the party. The fundraisers the president did were some of the best that happened for the party," R.T. Rybak, a former mayor of Minneapolis and a former vice chairman of the party, went on.

    Julian Zelizer, a history and public affairs professor at Princeton University, says it’s not abnormal for a party to have to recover after a two-term president, but that the current division within the party after 2016 is more severe.

    “It is true that usually when a two-term president leaves that his party often is in trouble, but I think there are many who agree that this is on the worst side of the spectrum, and so the party is paying a price for it,” Zelizer said.

    Zelizer also said instead of arguing about the 2016 election, Democrats should focus on a more universally agreed upon target.

    “I think the best thing [Democrats] can do is to keep the focus on President Trump, who all Democrats would probably agree is not good for the country,”

    A case for reform

    Zogby told ABC News he hoped Brazile’s book would buttress reform efforts.

    “If we do not reform, we cannot unify and if we cannot unify we cannot win. So to me reform is simply a way of bringing the factions of the party together so we can function as a unified whole,” he told ABC News.

    As a member of the unity commission charged with helping reform the party, Zogby and other members of the panel appointed by Sen. Sanders have been pushing for a stronger and more transparent governance structure.

    Specifically, they suggest options such as an open and transparent budget that will be proposed and voted on by the executive committee, an internal judicial review board, budget oversight committee, and a ban on conflicts of interest.

    Zogby argues a judiciary review board would allow candidates or state officers who have grievances a place to be heard internally.

    “If we do not create structures to solve these problems in house then the only time we ever get to deal with problems is when they break in the news… a scandal or a problem and then we have to address it,” he went on.

    Other members of the unity commission speculate the reason there has been pushback on budget transparency is because too many paid consultants also have holding voting power in the party.

    In addition to the work being done on the unity commission, former Sanders supporters and new voices need to be represented on the leadership teams, reformists say.

    Just last month, Perez removed Zogby and others from their posts on the executive committee. The move angered a lot of progressives in the party, who accused Perez of purging people who either did not back him for his chairmanship position or backed Sanders during the primary.

    “This is our party too,” said Rania Batrice, who worked for Sanders and advised the DNC during the general election. “The voices at the DNC have to be balanced.”

    However, others say those pushing reforms are overlooking the progress made.

    “There is nothing wrong with the Democratic Party that cannot be solved with democracy,” said R.T. Rybak, a former DNC vice chairman and former mayor of Minneapolis.

    He cites the very public and drawn out election the party went through in February to elect Perez amid other leadership posts.

    “This is the most democracy we have had in party leadership in years," he said. "It is a huge difference."

    Brazile is set to appear on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos this Sunday to discuss her new book.
  8. Katfalls

    Katfalls Archangels

    Just out of curiosity I was checking the weather forecasts for a lot of these protest cities tomorrow, looks like a rainout for a lot of them, especially Chicago.
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    CrewDog Archangels

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  10. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    The diabolical madness continues with it seems more and more willing, useful idiots/minions....and why humans will accept robots as substitutes because people are willingly losing their minds and souls:

    Womb transplants could allow men to have babies ‘tomorrow’, claims expert

    Blokes would not be able to deliver the baby naturally, but could give birth by cesarean

    Richard Paulson, president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, said eight children had already been born to women after transplants.

    And he told a meeting in San Antonio, Texas: “There’s plenty of room to put a uterus in there. Men and women have the same blood vessels.”

    He said the next step would to be trials involving transgender women to help them become natural mothers.

    Such ops are not allowed in the UK. However, medical ethics lawyer
    (ha!) Dr Amel Alghrani joined calls this year for the NHS to consider them.

  11. BrianK

    BrianK Resident Kook, Crank, Curmudgeon - & Mod Staff Member


    11/04/2017 — Yellowstone Supervolcano / Wyoming struck by Earthquake near GIANT CRACK in the ground
    November 4, 2017 Michael Janitch
    Make sure to watch the full report on the situation which developed near Yellowstone supervolcano over the past 24 hours:


    November 4, 2017

    The area just East of Yellowstone supervolcano has been struck by a rare, and rather noteworthy M4.5 (M4.2) earthquake near a location which was in the news a few years ago.

    Before we go any further, keep in mind this earthquake in Wyoming was forecast to occur, and was warned for the day before in this video.

    The earthquake measured in at a midrange M4.0, meaning this earthquake is noteworthy enough to cause damage , and directly follows the rare (and rather large) M4.9 which struck in Canada one day prior.

    Above: November 3, 2017 – A M4.9 strikes the Northern Craton edge in Canada, followed within 24 hours by a similar sized earthquake to the South near Yellowstone. Proof the craton edge is being pushed, and displacing areas like giant magma dykes, and the supervolcano magma chamber.
    Wyoming was warned for new M4.0 range activity due to a M4.9 (M5.0) earthquake which struck to the North a day prior.

    The M4.9 Canada earthquake was censored (omitted) from the USGS earthquake feeds for some reason. A possible reason for the deliberate omission of this earthquake could be due to the fact the town nearby is called URANIUM CITY, Canada.

    Information on the ‘hidden’ / omitted M4.9 earthquake in Canada from NRCAN here:

    2017/11/02 12:14:00 61.55 -110.48 20.0 4.9 No 232 km ESE of Yellowknife,NT

    Even more interesting than the name of the location is what is actually BELOW the location in question (aside from the possibility of Uranium). There is a giant magma dome (Laccolith) of epic proportions.

    Laccoliths, or “magma domes” are large areas which rise due to magma intruding into layers of the crust far down below. They are a weaker point in the crust than surrounding regions which do not have cavities in them.


    The oblong oval shaped magma intrusion dome may be a former sill of an ancient volcano, or may be an bulge in crust created by magma intrustion. Regardless of its magma source, the feature is massive in size: measuring over 450 miles long (750km) and nearly 200 miles wide (300km).

    This giant dome in Canada moved a day ago, which apparently pushed towards the South along the craton edge , causing the new M4.2 movement near Yellowstone supervolcano.


    After the earthquake occurred along the Northern portion of the plate in Canada, within 24 hours, a location on the Eastern edge of the Yellowstone magma chamber was struck by a rare, and noteworthy M4.2 (M4.5) earthquake.

    The location which was struck in Wyoming isn’t just any random location, this is a very intriguing point to see activity occur at.

    Why is this location intriguing?

    M 4.2 – 64km ESE of Thermopolis, Wyoming

    2017-11-03 23:11:11 UTC
    43.526°N 107.431°W
    5.0 km depth


    Aside from the name itself having a geothermal origin, Thermopolis Wyoming, the location in question was in the news just a couple years ago in 2015.

    The earthquake struck due South of a town called Ten Sleep, Wyoming.



    Ten Sleep , Wyoming was in the news in 2015 (october 2015) due to a very strange, and rare geologic phenomenon which took place across the countryside.

    Very close to Ten Sleep, Wyoming a series of large surface fissures (cracks in the ground) formed across multiple mountainsides, and mountaintops. There was never any official explanation given, and the news was quickly forgotten within weeks of occurring.

    See all the pictures of the “crack in the ground” event which occurred here:

    © Randy Becker

    Now that an earthquake of noteworthy size has struck near Yellowstone, and very close to this ‘fissure’ location, it would be prudent to keep watch for new similar sized earthquake activity ‘down stream’ from these locations.

    The locations down stream from Yellowstone can be seen here:


    It may also be worthwhile to see if any new surface fissure / cracks have formed in the shallow crust similar to that which occurred in October 2015.

    Have an earthquake plan, and keep watch.

    Don’t be scared, be prepared.

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  12. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    The quake in Wyoming was reported by both the USGS and EMSC. Some people in the area reported what they experienced:

    USGS Thermopolis, Wyoming Nov 03 23:11 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    • Lovell - Was seated quietly on a bed on the second story... Was also felt by other family on the first story. The house seemed to \'sway\' in response to movement from underneath, and, since we\'ve no prior experience with earthquakes, it was somewhat shocking when it felt inherently different from the common experience of a heavy vehicle passing in front of the house.
    • Ten Sleep - Light shaking
    • Worland Wyoming - I was sitting in a 26\' travel trailer. The trailer began to rock and sway, I thought it was the wind at first. I checked outside and the wind was not blowing. The swaying lasted 15-20 seconds.
    • Greybull - Thought the wind was blowing or heavy truck going by. Heard funny noise in the ceiling.
    • Greybull - It was only for maybe 2 seconds and at first I wasn\'t sure what I was feeling but my house shook. I looked at a lamp that I have and it was shaking and all of my animals freaked out.
    • Greybull Wyoming - Light shaking
    • Ten Sleep - I thought one of the kids was kicking my desk rather hard. Lasted 10-15 seconds
    • Ten Sleep - Thought snow was sliding off the roof, then whole house shook 5-10 seconds. Confused the hell out of me and the dog...
    • worland - Light shaking
    • Shell - Two neighbors a few yards over the fence felt it and called us. We live at the base of the Big Horn Mts.We personally did not feel it.
    • Cody, Wyoming - I was sitting on the sofa and felt light vibrations. Little less than the clothes washer spinning out in the basement, I was on the ground level.
    • Ten Sleep - My dog started barking before the shaking and rumbling. Lasted about 5-10 seconds. Loud like thunder.
    • ten sleep - Siting on the bed watching a movie and all of a sudden shaking it was so scary
    EMSC Wyoming Nov 03 23:11 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It
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  13. Muzhik

    Muzhik Archangels

    Laccoliths, or “magma domes” are large areas which rise due to magma intruding into layers of the crust far down below. They are a weaker point in the crust than surrounding regions which do not have cavities in them.


    The oblong oval shaped magma intrusion dome may be a former sill of an ancient volcano, or may be an bulge in crust created by magma intrustion. Regardless of its magma source, the feature is massive in size: measuring over 450 miles long (750km) and nearly 200 miles wide (300km).

    Sooo ... IOW ... Canada is developing pimples. Got it.
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  14. Luan Ribeiro

    Luan Ribeiro Angels

    I imagine the damage that can occur if the North Korean missiles are able to hit the Yellowstone
  15. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Syria deal may be on agenda for Putin-Trump Asia meeting: report
    November 4, 2017
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump may discuss a Syria settlement at an Asian economic summit in Vietnam next week, the RIA news agency reported on Saturday.

    Relations between Moscow and Washington have soured further since Putin and Trump first met at a G20 summit in Hamburg in July when they discussed allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. election, but agreed to focus on better ties..

    Tensions have risen over the conflict in Syria, after Russia vetoed a United Nations plan to continue an ongoing investigation into chemical weapons..

    A Syria settlement “is being discussed” for the agenda of a possible meeting between the two presidents, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by RIA, adding it was in their common interest to have enough time to discuss the issue.

    “Somehow or another it requires cooperation,” Peskov said.

    Trump told Fox News this week that it was possible he would meet Putin during his Asia trip.

    “We may have a meeting with Putin,” he said.

    “And, again – Putin is very important because they can help us with North Korea. They can help us with Syria. We have to talk about Ukraine.”
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    padraig New Member

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    garabandal Powers

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  18. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Thanks for letting us know of this terrible tragedy
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  19. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    RE: TX church massacre......On FOX they just mentioned that today is the anniversary to the day of the Fort Hood, TX massacre (8 yrs ago I think) which is located around 3 hours from this spot. But don't know how this would connect to church victims unless this was another radicalized person to terrorism to continue more of what was intended that previous day. Saying he was in full combat gear....white man, 26 years old....married....had been in Air Force for a time....had taught bible studies at some time....lived in a suburb of San Antonio. Gunman is dead but isn't known if he killed himself or cops took him down during chase afterwards. Name some places are giving now for shooter: Devin Patrick Kelley

    A LinkedIn account which appears to be Kelley's states that he joined the US Air Force after graduating New Braunfels High School in 2009. He worked in logistics and supply in the Air Force until 2013, when he left and volunteered as a teacher for Bible studies at Kingsville First Baptist Church.

  20. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    P.S. to above comment......shooter had been dishonorably discharged from Air Force.....not good!

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