Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by themilitantcatholic, Sep 3, 2015.
Thanks for posting this Jason, looking forward to watching it.
I wonder if this involvement by Italy in the spying on and trying to stop the election of President Trump was not also on the behalf of Chinese interests Italy has aligned itself to. This article is longish but worth the read if you have the time. The comments though are full of hatred for Pope Francis so beware.
Things are about to heat up in HK.
I regard the gateway pundit as a very biased sensationalist news outlet.
Take, for example, the second link in your post. Reports from Italy when that brother and sister team were arrested suggested that they were Masons or linked to masonry. I can't remember all the details but the pair didn't come across as the innocents depicted in the gateway pundit. Masonry in Italy doesn't quite have the Shriners image it does in the US. What we are seeing reported as an attempt to undermine Trump could have been an attempt to undermine Renzi and the Italian government.
Dirty business indeed, and maybe dirt on all sides.
Yes I am afraid Trump supporters who aren't Catholic often see the Church as the whore of Babylon. Lots of vituperation on twitter along those lines. One thinks of glass houses.
I know Italy has a huge Chinese presence in their fashion industry and many Chinese living in Italy. I will try to read the article.
This whole deep state thing/draining the swamp is like a surgeon opening up a body to cut out the cancer and discovering massive putrefaction and spider like tumors all linked together. Horrible.
Yes. They are often biased and sensational. I figure they are the equivalent of CNN on the right. Truth lies somewhere in the middle
I was just pondering, where does the prophesied economic collapse fall into a timeline or is it simply expected as part of other calamities (current unusual disease)?
It's very hard to find unbiased reporting nowadays. I don't believe that any reporter can shelve his own biases or world view when reporting a story, but in the past those who tried earned the most respect.
Leaving aside the divisions in the US, there is something very peculiar about the nuclear scientist's career change. I'm pretty sure that they set up their arrangement before Trump put his hat in the race for US president although I could well be wrong about that.
And it was remarkable the way President Trump's visits to some countries were immediately preceded by Obama visits to the same countries. It was clearly an attempt by Obama to undermine the sitting President of the USA.
I'm convinced we need the Warning and a much different heavenly purge to fully eliminate such NWO & Freemason infiltrations. Won't happen otherwise. Once the Warning comes, such intentions will be at a much different level or viewed quite differently. Priorities will shift exponentially.
I feel like we are being intensely prepared for the Warning/Miracle/Permanent Sign & then for things to take an unimaginable turn.
I think we are getting a warning of sorts right now. How many worldly distractions have been stripped from us with the reaction to this virus. Yet, the world continues it's march into madness. Frankensteins lab has been deemed essential and is open for business.
Scientists made a mouse embryo that's 4% human -- the highest level of human cells in an animal yet
By Harmeet Kaur, CNN
Updated 8:30 PM ET, Thu May 21, 2020
(CNN)Scientists have created a mouse embryo that's part human -- 4% to be exact.
The hybrid is what scientists call a human-animal chimera, a single organism that's made up of two different sets of cells -- in this case, a mouse embryo that has both mouse cells and human cells.
This human-mouse chimera has by far the highest number of human cells ever recorded in an animal, according to researchers. Their experiment suggests that many types of human cells can be generated in mouse embryos, and at a much faster rate than in human embryos.
And that, the scientists say, carries enormous potential for the treatment of human diseases, possibly even Covid-19.
Researchers from the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center published the findings last week in the journal Science Advances.
The news was previously reported by Popular Mechanics.
The findings have disease-treating potential
These findings are important for a number of reasons, said Jian Feng, one of the study's authors and a professor of physiology and biophysics at the University at Buffalo.
For one, it shows that it's possible to generate many types of mature human cells in mouse embryos, which could potentially be used to make cells, tissues or organs to treat diseases.
In this study, the team of researchers injected 10 to 12 human stem cells into developing mouse embryos. Within 17 days, those stem cells developed into millions of mature cells, including human red blood cells and eye cells.
In a human embryo, it would take about eight weeks to generate human red blood cells and even longer to generate human eye cells, Feng said.
"These observations suggest that the mechanism that specify time in development can be changed," he wrote in an email to CNN. "With this implication, there will be more dramatic discoveries down the road."
The team used a revolutionary technology
In previous such research, scientists had only detected around 0.1% of human cells in mouse embryos.
That's why it's so striking that these human-mouse chimeras exhibited 4% human cells. And because of the technique that the team used to count the cells, Feng said even that figure is an underestimate.
The team achieved this feat by converting human pluripotent stem cells, which can potentially produce any cell or tissue the body needs to repair itself, into an earlier state.
Feds open talks on growing human organs in animals
Converting those cells made them compatible with the inner group of cells inside an early stage mouse embryo, which generates all the cells in the body. So when those earlier stage human cells were injected into mouse embryos, they developed much better than they otherwise would have.
"We reasoned that if we can make the human pluripotent stem cells behave like the mouse pluripotent stem cells, the human cells should mingle well with the mouse stem cells in a mouse blastocyst," Feng wrote. "And that is exactly we found."
The team's experiment indicates that the "the genetic program embodied in a mouse embryo and the genetic program embodied in human stem cells can crosstalk pretty well," Feng said.
In other words, there's enough evolutionary compatibility between mice and humans that mouse embryos are a relatively good environment for cultivating human cells.
"Life is a DNA-based software system that harnesses energy to produce information," Feng wrote. "This experiment is kind of like emulating Windows in a Mac."
Future implications could include organ development
Human-animal chimeras have been a point of ethical debate among scientists. Though they could be used to grow human organs for transplants, some scientists say there are serious risks that need to be explored.
"The possibilities have many researchers giddy with excitement. But they also raise serious ethical dilemmas about the moral status of these part-human animals," neuroscientist and animal advocate Lori Marino wrote in a 2017 op-ed for Stat News.
"Chimera test subjects must be human enough to serve as effective models for health research, but not so human that they qualify for protection from this research altogether."
Researchers restore some function to brains of dead pigs, raising potential for human applications
Feng said their research is still in its early stages and more studies need to be conducted. But he added that the technology of making human stem cells more compatible with mouse embryos has a number of potential applications.
One, Feng said, is that it can generate better mouse models to study human diseases, including Covid-19. Mice can also be used to grow human immune cells or respiratory cells.
"Such chimeric mice would be very useful for studying Covid-19, which gravely impacts human, but barely affects mice," Feng said.
"Another example could be malaria, in which the pathogen specifically infect human red blood cells through a mosquito bite. If we can make a mouse with even more human red blood cells, it would be a very good model to study malaria."
Future studies could also explore whether this technique could be applied to larger animals, such as pigs, to generate organs for transplants, Feng said. Though he said such possibilities are far off, they hold promise.
"At the time of the first airplane, all the potential applications existed only in the minds of a few people," Feng said. "If the society were to decide that it was a horrible idea for humans to fly, we would miss a lot of things that turn out to be wonderful for everyone. A society that sees the world as what it is, not what it should be, is an effective society that can move forward."
Just skimming the article totally creeped me out. It was if Satan was writing it. Trying to point out the benefits of an evil undertaking. God Help Us.
As in the time of Noah.....the desecration/blending of the human being called for a purification. Today we do the same via technology....calling for another purification.
Yes, and they come right our and call it a chimera. Very obvious, and in your face. Almost mocking.
We are at a point of unthinkable wickedness. God will not see His creation especially humankind polluted in this way. It truly is as it was in the days of Noah when God had to destroy everything in order to save everything.
More sabre rattling by China. This time on the border with India.
Tension mounts in Ladakh as China brings in more troops; India maintains aggressive posturing
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The Chinese military is fast increasing its troops in areas around Pangong Tso lake and Galwan Valley along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, sending a clear signal that it was not ready to end its confrontation with the Indian Army anytime soon, people familiar with the situation in the disputed region said on Saturday.
The Chinese side has particularly bolstered its presence in the Galwan Valley, erecting around 100 tents in the last two weeks and bringing in heavy equipment for construction of bunkers, notwithstanding the stiff protest by Indian troops, they said.
There have been reports of multiple incidents of transgressions by Chinese troops in several areas in Eastern Ladakh in the last one week, and soldiers from the two sides were involved in scuffles on at least two occasions, authoritative sources said.
It is learnt that the Chinese army forcefully stopped movement of Indian troops on several occasions when they were carrying out patrolling in Pangong Tso lake area this week.
In the midst of the escalating tension, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane paid a quiet visit to the headquarters of 14 Corps in Leh on Friday and reviewed with the top commanders the overall security scenario in the region including in the disputed areas along the LAC, the de-facto border between India and China.
The sources said the Indian Army has been matching up to the Chinese build-up in both Pangong Tso lake and Galwan Valley and that it is in a much advantageous position in certain other sensitive areas in the region.
The Indian troops are also resorting to "aggressive patrolling" in several sensitive areas including Demchok and Daulat Beg Oldi, they said.
The situation in Eastern Ladakh deteriorated after around 250 Chinese and Indian soldiers were engaged in a violent face-off on the evening of May 5 which spilled over to the next day before the two sides agreed to "disengage" following a meeting at the level of local commanders.
Over 100 Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in the violence.
The incident in Pangong Tso was followed by a similar incident in North Sikkim on May 9.
In the last one week, local commanders of both the sides held at least five meetings during which the Indian side took strong note of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) erecting a large numbers of tents in areas in Galwan Valley which India felt belonged to its side of the LAC, the sources said.
India on Thursday said the Chinese military was hindering normal patrolling by its troops and asserted that India has always taken a very responsible approach towards border management.
At a media briefing, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also strongly refuted China's contention that the tension was triggered due to trespassing by Indian forces on the Chinese side.
India's response came two days after China accused the Indian Army of trespassing into its territory, claiming that it was an "attempt to unilaterally change the status" of the LAC in Sikkim and Ladakh.
On May 5, around 250 Indian and Chinese army personnel clashed with iron rods, sticks, and even resorted to stone-pelting in the Pangong Tso lake area in which soldiers on both sides sustained injuries.
In a separate incident, nearly 150 Indian and Chinese military personnel were engaged in a face-off near Naku La Pass in the Sikkim sector on May 9. At least 10 soldiers from both sides sustained injuries.
The troops of India and China were engaged in a 73-day stand-off in Doklam tri-junction in 2017 which even triggered fears of a war between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
The India-China border dispute covers the 3,488-km-long LAC. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet while India contests it.
Both sides have been asserting that pending the final resolution of the boundary issue, it is necessary to maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas.
China has been critical of India's reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir, and has particularly criticised New Delhi for making Ladakh a union territory. China lays claim over several parts of Ladakh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held their first informal summit in April 2018 in the Chinese city of Wuhan, months after the Doklam standoff.
In the summit, the two leaders decided to issue "strategic guidance" to their militaries to strengthen communications so that they can build trust and understanding.
Modi and Xi held their second informal summit in Mamallapuram near Chennai in October last year with a focus on further broadening bilateral ties.
Glad to see someone fighting back against the secular front and winning. Small steps now very well may turn into giant victories down the road.
Well, I was excited to read that mass is going to be resumed again in WA but that quickly turned to disappointment as I read the bishops letter from the Washington State Catholic Conference. WA I predict will be one of the last states to break free from all this.
Also, what is with the Parish Leaders thing? Why not just say Priest? I also wonder under who's authority communion only in the hand is being dictated to the faithful? The health dept? Governor? WSCC? What a mess.
May 27, 2020
Dear Catholic Faithful of Washington State,
Today the governor announced directives for resuming public worship. Like the governor,we bishops remain focused on public health and working on behalf of the common good. We bishops across Washington state look forward to safely resuming public celebration of the Eucharist according to the strict protocols as outlined by each of our dioceses and the archdiocese.We are committed to the health and safety of parishioners and the greater community. Parish leaders have received our reopening guidelines as promulgated by each local diocesan bishop. Once parish leaders have informed their local bishop that the required safety measures are in place, they may resume celebration of the Eucharist according to the new protocols. Worship may begin as early as this weekend.Reopening will not mean an immediate return to all of our practices prior to the suspension of public Masses. Your patience, understanding, and cooperation are appreciated. Kindly refer to the new protocols for Mass that will soon be posted on your diocesan webpage. Under the new protocols for Mass:
Anyone experiencing a fever or symptoms must remain at home and not attend Mass.
Parishioners may receive Communion only in the hand.
Practice strict social distancing of 6 feet apart from members of different households.
Parishioners must wear masks.
Mass will be of shorter duration.
Safety measures are employed, not out of fear, but out of love for neighbor and concern for the vulnerable. As the impact of the novel corona virus can be unpredictable, we will work with public health authorities to ensure that the highest standards of safety are implemented. The dispensation to attend Sunday Mass is still in effect. Thus, while it is possible for the faithful to begin to return to Mass, it is not an obligation. Live streaming of Masses will continue, and to maintain social distancing the numbers of parishioners permitted to attend a single Mass will be limited. While we are separated physically, we are still part of one church community. As we reopen our churches for Mass, we know that these measures are temporary and will be updated over time. We are implementing safety measures to protect the health of our community and care for the vulnerable. We trust in the Lord, and we look forward to the day when we may all attend Mass together.
A couple of us were in a dilemma at my church. They have been opened with strict guidelines etc. but we were not confident about actually going inside because we are over 70 with serious health issues. But we really miss the Eucharist. So I wrote to our Priest and asked if we could go to the side door after Mass, stand outside away from everyone and receive communion. Father said yes! So we can celebrate Mass online at home, then go receive communion. This is our answer until we can feel safer.
It truly is a mess. We have a lady “Director of Liturgy” as well as our pastor. (Church leaders?)
She told me that Father would give me Communion on the tongue after Mass. Maybe you could ask your pastor.
I’m glad that you have found an agreeable solution! Our parish has started to have Mass on Saturday evening exclusively for those over 65 years. This is a tough time for priests and parishioners alike. I’m glad that so many are willing to make accommodations.
Also, our bishop has said only communion in the hand for our diocese, but our parish priest has said that it’s against Canon Law to deny communion on the tongue and he will give it to those who want it.
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