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The Lord enjoying a good laugh…

Before His hammer fails…
Psalm 2:4-6 (ESV)
… He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.”

What God worry

Government Cries Uncle
Over The Run On Gun Sales

J.A.I.L. (Judicial Accountability Initiative Law)   www.jail4judges.org

By Ron Branson    Los Angeles, California    January 16, 2013

All the talk about gun control and taking in the guns from Americans has had an unintended negative result for government. Gun sales have gone over the top with gun sales going up four times over. People are standing in lines at gun shops buying everything they can, and gun manufactures cannot keep up with the enormous demand.

Further, membership with the N.R.A has risen immensely at a said rate of 8,000 new members people per day. Government now realizes that they have lit a fire keg, and wondering how to stop it.

Those who support the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, also support the First Amendment right of Freedom of the Press, “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” Ironically, while here it is not Congress that is seeing to stifle Freedom of Press, but the Press itself. I refer to a national news article regarding abounding gun sales telling the story and they have appended to the bottom these words; “Copyright 2013  The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.”  In other words, “They will not allow us to redistribute this truth to the public.”

Now while I believe the assertion that the Associated Press News sources can prevent us getting the word out to the public in that such position is Constitutionally infirm, it is not my intent to here challenge such their position, but to show their hypocrisy. I am not “selling,” or seeking to make a profit off their newspaper, nor stealing their work by not giving them recognized credit, but to freely get the word out to the public. I wonder what the motive of the establishment media is. Unfortunately, the same people wishing to collect all the guns are the same ones that control the media. I don’t know about you, but that seems to me to be lopsided. Where are the People’s interests represented? Certainly not in the politicians calling for gun control, nor in the media propagating their propaganda. Maybe we should expand this subject of “control” to include “Media Control,” but that would be too revealing as to what they are really after.

Okay, so now we have the top government officials calling for a moratorium on gun sales, which message they are sending to all gun stores. This they say is necessary while Congress debates whether Americans should be allowed to own guns. But if you get the jest of what they are saying, government is asking all gun manufacturers and businesses to quite selling guns at a time when gun sales has never been greater.

Such request defies common sense, but what are we to expect out of government? Would an auto manufacturer quit building automobiles while Congress debates their rise in sales. Government lit the fuse on this keg, we didn’t. Perhaps we own government a debt of gratitude for vastly improving the necessary need for a well armed society, as per the Second Amendment.

What the government has done is equivalent to hacking at hydras, i.e., every hack, grows independently into that which they seek to prevent. Right now, as we speak, the president has signed new executive orders while People who never gave a thought to manufacturing guns are getting involved in this new found gun frenzy. Government is seeking frantically to put the genie back in the bottle, for, as it is said, it is easy to let the cat out of the bag, getting it back in is another story.

Oh, that I could republish what the media is saying, but they just do not want me to do that. So I ask, why publish truth which you do not want the public to know about? Are they afraid that I will not give them the credit, or that I am going to carry bags of cash to the bank of this news that the government is crying uncle?

Government is admitting that gun sales is way up since the alleged December mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The mass media of this event just did not produce the result intended.

Now why do I use the word “alleged.” It is because my research has revealed more holes within the official story than found in swiss cheese. I expect to soon seen a full-featured movie coming forth that will astound this nation with revelations not being revealed to you by the mass media.

You might be asking yourself, “What would motivate government to fake a fantastic publicity stunt if certain “facts” within the official media reports will not stand up to scrutiny? We shall leave that question to another discussion. What we are dealing with here is the government’s cry for a moratorium on gun sales. “People, people, please quit buying gun, and businesses quit selling guns. Give us time to legislate and pass new laws. Give us time to determine whether Americans should be armed, and then we will tell you what we mandate of you.”

Congress is afraid of “Closing the gate after all the horses have left.” Indeed, government is saying that it won’t help their cause if more guns are out there in circulation due to a run on guns. Their words, not mine.

Government is now out front of a stampede seeking to call off the stampede. This is like trying to stop a run on the bank as confidence in the banking system wains, and everyone seeks to get their money out of the bank, calling for a moratorium upon withdrawals.

It’s time government be stampeded as the People run right over them in a made dash to buy their guns and arm themselves from a tyrannical government.

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”     Declaration of Independence

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Comic relief for The Almighty…

Psalm 73:19-20 (NLT)
… In an instant they are destroyed, completely swept away by terrors. When you arise, O Lord, you will laugh at their silly ideas as a person laughs at dreams in the morning…

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The “Scroll of Remembrance”… Malachi chapter 3

a solemn promise for the few

Malachi 3:13-18 (NIV)
… “You have said harsh things against me,” says the Lord. “Yet you ask, ‘What have we said against you?’ “You have said, ‘It is futile to serve God. What did we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the Lord Almighty? But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly the evildoers prosper, and even those who challenge God escape.’” Then those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name. “They will be mine,” says the Lord Almighty, “in the day when I make up my treasured possession I will spare them, just as in compassion a man spares his son who serves him. And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.

This small passage has extreme import for God’s remnant… those left standing after all the smoke clears. It is a formula for self examination to see if you are qualifying yourself to be among those The Almighty will spare. It is not a new or complicated principle, and there are multiple examples in the scriptures where this principle was the deciding factor determining who fell and who was left standing. One very notable example is the story of the two great heroes of our people, Joshua and Caleb. A special exception was made for these two men because they disagreed with the majority report made by the ten spies Moses sent into the land of Canaan. All of Joshua and Caleb’s generation were sentenced to die in the wilderness in the forty year wandering period, but these two men were spared by name.

The passage in Malachi very simply explains how to be among those who die, and how to be spared. One group is making false accusations against the Almighty God of Israel, a very stupid thing to do, that has resulted in deaths of untold numbers of Israelites in the past. God is God. He will be reverenced. He will not tolerate those who lie about Him. “It is futile to serve God”… A blatant lie. If you find yourself thinking this, it strongly suggested that you repent. Remember Joshua and Caleb… their attitude was different. Their take was “We don’t care how big the giants are because we cannot lose” as opposed to “We are like grasshoppers compared to the giants, we cannot win.” If you want your name to be included among those noted down on the “Scroll of Remembrance”, it is suggested that you take this warning to heart.   —Editor

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Majority rules…

There is a Remnant there that you know nothing about…

Luke 18:7-8 (NIV)   Faith is the weapon that takes down the giants…
… And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes,
WILL HE FIND FAITH ON THE EARTH?

shall he find faith when He comes

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A few reasons that come to mind…
They NEVER give more power to the antichrist than to the God of Israel… When all they hear is how powerful the government, the banks, the various antichristian ethnic groups are, they start distancing themselves from that person or group because they know that if you think like a loser you will soon have lots of company. The world is full of losers and will continue to be until they no longer exist…

They don’t measure truth by what someone in authority says, by what the consensus of public opinion or what people feel happens to be, or even their own personal feelings… Anything contrary to what God says or the examples of what He has done is truth. No matter how respectable a man is, if he speaks against God’s Word, then he is a liar…

The don’t measure success by how many people agree with them. They know God only promised salvation to a remnant who seek Him and put Him first. The implication of how many faithless people are destined for death is not lost on the remnant. They do not want to be counted among the “in crowd”, because they want to live. “Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.” Luke 6:26, NIV… Jesus Christ was not especially sensitive to what those around Him thought, either. Who cares what dead folks think???

They can both love and hate… When they hear “God is Love”, they know that He is more than just love, and that He does hate His enemies and has promised to deal with them to their face. God is not a back-shooter… “But those who hate him he will repay to their face by destruction; he will not be slow to repay to their face those who hate him.” Deut. 7:10, NIV… As the Lord acts on both His love and His hate, so the remnant try to do.

The remnant know they are not helpless. They are proud of the weapons God has given them, and they are constantly firing them. The only way they will miss the antichrist is in that when they are gone they will not be around to shoot at. If you catch them bragging, they brag about The God of Israel, and what He can do and has done, and is doing… “This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.”   —Editor
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Isaiah 8:11-13 (NASB)   Never fear them more than you fear The Almighty…
… For thus the LORD spoke to me with mighty power and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying, “You are not to say, ‘It is a conspiracy!’ in regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, and you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it.  “It is the LORD of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, and He shall be your dread…

goliath was a wuss

Proof Of A U.S. Police State

personalliberty.com

February 11, 2013 by Bob Livingston

America has fast descended into a police state. The trouble is that we want to believe in the rule of law and the system that alleges to support and enforce it. But when reality collides with illusion, it is too late. No matter how bad things seem, we always think that times will get better and that government will do the right thing.

Only a few people left Germany in the early 1930s. They could clearly see the evolving tyranny. Many who stayed thought that things would not get so bad or that times would get better. They suffered from normalcy bias, a form of cognitive dissonance. They paid.

The wisdom today is in being able to see what is happening and having the vision to discern what is going to happen. Sorry. Anyone who still believes in the illusion of the rule of law will not see reality until it’s too late to do what is necessary to survive and keep their assets.

Today, the rule of law is what the 1 percent (the government) says it is. The government holds the police power and the military power. Its main purpose is to be the silent force to contain the population.

The population in the United States is well-armed. That fact does not escape the 1 percent. That is why the 1 percent is so eager to find a basis upon which to justify disarming the people. The armed populace is all that stands between the people and full-blown tyranny.

We have entered the last days of the fiat regime. It is evidenced by a falling confidence in government and the government’s stepped-up oppression of the people. This fact continues to be hidden by the mainstream media, which is under the control of the government.

The vast majority refuse to see or admit the regime is failing and descending into totalitarianism. They cite the fact that Americans are free to worship, free to travel, free to work, free to express themselves and free to vote as evidence that America remains free. But there are many signs that America is not far removed from tyranny seen in the former Soviet Union and the depths of Mao-ruled Chinese empire.

The state, meaning the apparatus of government, is “the system” that controls the American people.

Most people foolishly believe that they control the political system through elections. Little do they know that the government and the corporate state own and control the state and, through it, the people. This fact is kept invisible through constant conditioning of the public mind. There has never been any more sophisticated propaganda than in the United States today. No serious issues are ever discussed on national media.

The nature of government and the nature of people put them at natural enmity. Everything that the government is and has, it must extract from the people. It takes so much that it cannot disclose how much. The state and all that it has comes from the production and savings of the people by taxation and inflation.

If there is constant enmity and actually silent war between the State and the people, why is there no physical conflict? The answer is because of constant deceptive propaganda and the fact that the process is gradual over a long period of time. Gradualism clouds reality. Gradualism fogs the mind and suppresses rebellion. Rulers know this.

The elected elites know the proper code words to use to deceive the unthinking populace. Any and every law, no matter how oppressive, can be sold to the people by invoking these words. The Constitutionality of these laws does not matter and is not discussed. The court system does not help. All major legal decisions since the United States became a nation have been in favor of the government.

The Internet has thrown a wrench into the cogs that run the government propaganda machine and suppress the people. Information is now available that was once hidden or manipulated in favor of the state. The wall of propaganda has been breached.

This has thrown the elites off their game. Where they preferred to continue with their glacial march toward full-blown tyranny, an awakening populace has recognized the stepped-up oppression and has begun to push back. The physical conflict that had been so long avoided seems almost inevitable.

It’s obvious the American regime is preparing for it:

President Barack Obama’s regime has invented “legal” grounds to justify assassinating American citizens with drones. So far, three Americans have been executed without trial, including a 16-year-old from Colorado. This is mission creep far beyond what little George W. Bush began and Congress enabled with the false “war on terror” and the 4th Amendment-nullifying USA Patriot Act of 2001 (since extended).

2009 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jim Garrow, Ph.D., who is noted for his work saving thousands of babies in China from certain death through the country’s one-child policy, claims in a Facebook post that a military member and “hero” who everyone would recognize confided in him that Obama is using as a litmus test of military leadership that involves their willingness to fire on U.S. citizens and is removing those who say they will not.

The Department of Homeland Security has ordered another 21.6 million bullets to add to the 1.6 billion it has bought in the last year. Before the order, DHS had more than enough bullets to shoot every U.S. citizen four times and keep hundreds of millions of rounds in reserve. For perspective, during the height of the Iraq war, U.S. soldiers were using 5.5 million rounds per month.

The immigration reform legislation currently under discussion would place many more drones into U.S. airspace to spy on citizens along the border and within the 100 mile border zone over which DHS claims jurisdiction. It also calls for biometric ID cards maintained by the government at considerable expense — and no doubt wrought with considerable problems and shortcomings — that would be necessary to secure employment and perform other interactions with government functionaries and bureaucracies.

Police officers are teaming with National Guard and other U.S. military units to carry out training exercises that resemble military invasions on U.S. soil in violation of Posse Comitatus.

The Obama regime aided by a complicit Congress passed into law just more than one year ago the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which gives the regime the power to arrest and indefinitely detain American citizens without habeas corpus.

Police across the country are becoming more militant and more militarized. Almost daily now are media reports of cops training their weapons on children, tazing and arresting them in schools, and shooting down civilians in their homes during no-knock warrant executions.

The surveillance state is growing more intrusive by the day. Police now have scanners that can peer beneath our clothes and in our cars and homes on street corners and in mobile units. Cameras and audio recording devices are everywhere.

High Schools students are being required to carry microchipped cards that record their whereabouts and to submit hair samples for mandatory drug testing.

Lawyers are being arrested for informing people of their rights.

Police officers are accompanying electric workers to enforce installation of so-called “smart meters” on houses that have the capability of spying on homeowners and supplying the state with terabytes of data on day-to-day activities. This opens the homeowner up to abuse from state enforcers and identity theft from thieves.

The elite behind the scenes count on the ignorance of the American people — who have been dumbed down with drugs, tobacco, alcohol, debauchery, a craze for national sports, instant gratification, debt and no rule of law — to ignore these and the many other loses of freedoms as they advance their agenda to confiscate all the world’s wealth and enslave the populace.

How long will it continue before the pushback commences?

Psalm 92:6-7 (NASB)   At the end of the day who will the stupid ones be???
… A senseless man has no knowledge, nor does a stupid man understand this: that when the wicked sprouted up like grass and all who did iniquity flourished, It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore…
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Psalm 37:13 (ESV)
… But the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming…

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There are those who are confidant that The Almighty does not care, and does not enforce His Law… The patience that He extends to allow time for repentance will do these no good whatsoever…   —Editor
Isaiah 5:20 (NIV)
… Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter…
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II Peter 3:15 (NIV)
… Bear in mind that OUR LORD’S PATIENCE MEANS SALVATION, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him…

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Excerpt from page as it appeared Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 03:58 PM

Unwed Couples to Get Military Benefits — Only If They’re Gay

Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has issued a directive stating that certain military benefits formerly reserved for married couples will now be extended to unmarried partners — but only if they’re same-sex partners.

Heterosexual unmarried partners do not qualify for the benefits.

Panetta issued his directive in a memorandum to the secretaries of the military departments and the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness.

Citing the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, Panetta states: “Discrimination based on sexual orientation no longer has a place in the military.”

The memorandum continues: “At the direction of the President, the Department has conducted a careful and deliberative review of the benefits currently provided to the families of Service members. We have now identified additional family member and dependent benefits that we can lawfully provide to same-sex domestic partners of Military Service members and their children through changes in Department of Defense policies and regulations.

“These benefits shall be extended to the same-sex domestic partners and, where applicable, children of same-sex domestic partners, once the Service member and their same-sex domestic partner have signed a declaration attesting to the existence of their committed relationship.”

The declaration defines a “domestic partner” as a “person in a domestic partnership with a Service member of the same sex,” and a “domestic partnership” as a “committed relationship between two adults, of the same sex, that meets all of the requirements below.”

Among those requirements, neither of the partners can be “married, joined in a civil union with, or domestic partners with anyone else,” and the partners intend to remain in a committed relationship “indefinitely.”

Among the benefits the Pentagon will now give to same-sex domestic partners but not to heterosexual unwed couples are disability and death compensation, legal assistance, some travel on Department of Defense aircraft, commissary privileges, welfare and recreation programs, emergency leave, and access to a “sexual assault counseling program.”

Panetta’s memorandum also states that because of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Defense Department cannot extend all of the benefits given to married couples to unmarried same-sex domestic partners, including healthcare and housing allowances.

But it adds: “In the event that the Defense of Marriage Act is no longer applicable to the Department of Defense, it will be the policy of the Department to construe the words ‘spouse’ and ‘marriage’ without regard to sexual orientation, and married couples, irrespective of sexual orientation, will be granted full military benefits.”

Recipients of the new benefits will receive them no later than Oct. 1, 2013.

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You can’t fool God and you’d best not fool yourself…

Leviticus 20:13 (NIV)
… “‘If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads…
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Deuteronomy 32:39 (NIV)   Does not matter whether you believe or agree or not… He has the last Word…
… “See now that I myself am He! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and NO ONE CAN DELIVER OUT OF MY HAND…

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Obadiah 1:18 (NLT)   And He has always kept His Word…
… The people of Israel will be a raging fire, and Edom a field of dry stubble. The descendants of Joseph will be a flame roaring across the field, devouring everything. There will be no survivors in Edom. I, the LORD, have spoken!

admission to zionist control

Deuteronomy 32:43 (NIV)   And it is unanimous… Everyone is happy that the antichrist is dead…
… Rejoice, O nations, with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants; he will take vengeance on his enemies and make atonement for his land and people…

Bill Maher: “The Israelis Are Controlling Our Government”
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Saturday, February 16, 2013 – 19:44

Book by C.A. Weisman “Who Is Esau-Edom”

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Ezekiel 25:14 (WEB)   As the saying goes… “What goes around, comes around”
… I will lay my vengeance on Edom by the hand of my people Israel; and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath; and they shall know my vengeance, says the Lord Yahweh…

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US government out to kill snakes…

Perhaps this is a prophetic event… acting on the truth that certain critters need killing…   —Editor
Mark 16:18 (NLT)
… They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed…
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Acts 28:5 (NLT)
… But Paul shook off the snake into the fire and was unharmed…

government war on snakes

US gov’t to air-drop toxic mice on Guam snakes
To battle a slithery enemy, US to air-drop mice laced with drugs toxic to Guam tree snakes

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By Eric Talmadge, Associated Press | Associated Press – Fri, Feb 22, 2013

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AP) — Dead mice laced with painkillers are about to rain down on Guam’s jungle canopy. They are scientists’ prescription for a headache that has caused the tiny U.S. territory misery for more than 60 years: the brown tree snake.

Most of Guam’s native bird species are extinct because of the snake, which reached the island’s thick jungles by hitching rides from the South Pacific on U.S. military ships shortly after World War II. There may be 2 million of the reptiles on Guam now, decimating wildlife, biting residents and even knocking out electricity by slithering onto power lines.

More than 3,000 miles away, environmental officials in Hawaii have long feared a similar invasion — which in their case likely would be a “snakes on a plane” scenario. That would cost the state many vulnerable species and billions of dollars, but the risk will fall if Guam’s air-drop strategy succeeds.

“We are taking this to a new phase,” said Daniel Vice, assistant state director of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services in Hawaii, Guam, and the Pacific Islands. “There really is no other place in the world with a snake problem like Guam.”

Brown tree snakes are generally a few feet (1 meter) long but can grow to be more than 10 feet (3 meters) in length. Most of Guam’s native birds were defenseless against the nocturnal, tree-based predators, and within a few decades of the reptile’s arrival, nearly all of them were wiped out.

The snakes can also climb power poles and wires, causing blackouts, or slither into homes and bite people, including babies; they use venom on their prey but it is not lethal to humans.

The infestation and the toll it has taken on native wildlife have tarnished Guam’s image as a tourism haven, though the snakes are rarely seen outside their jungle habitat.

The solution to this headache, fittingly enough, is acetaminophen, the active ingredient in painkillers including Tylenol.

The strategy takes advantage of the snake’s two big weaknesses. Unlike most snakes, brown tree snakes are happy to eat prey they didn’t kill themselves, and they are highly vulnerable to acetaminophen, which is harmless to humans.

The upcoming mice drop is targeted to hit snakes near Guam’s sprawling Andersen Air Force Base, which is surrounded by heavy foliage and if compromised would offer the snakes a potential ticket off the island. Using helicopters, the dead neonatal mice will be dropped by hand, one by one.

U.S. government scientists have been perfecting the mice-drop strategy for more than a decade with support from the Department of Defense and the Department of the Interior.

To keep the mice bait from dropping all the way to the ground, where it could be eaten by other animals or attract insects as they rot, researchers have developed a flotation device with streamers designed to catch in the branches of the forest foliage, where the snakes live and feed.

Experts say the impact on other species will be minimal, particularly since the snakes have themselves wiped out the birds that might have been most at risk.

“One concern was that crows may eat mice with the toxicant,” said William Pitt, of the U.S. National Wildlife Research Center’s Hawaii Field Station. “However, there are no longer wild crows on Guam. We will continue to refine methods to increase efficiency and limit any potential non-target hazards.”

The mouse drop is set to start in April or May.

Vice said the goal is not to eradicate the snakes, but to control and contain them. Just as the snakes found their way to Guam, they could stow away on a ship, or more likely the cargo hold of an airplane, and begin breeding on other islands around the Pacific or even the U.S. West Coast.

That “snakes on a plane” scenario has officials in Hawaii on edge. The islands of Hawaii, like Guam, lack the predators that could keep a brown tree snake population in check.

Native Hawaiian birds “literally don’t know what to do when they see a snake coming,” said Christy Martin, a spokeswoman for the Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species, a partnership of Hawaii government agencies and private organizations.

A 2010 study conducted by the National Wildlife Research Center found brown tree snakes would cause between $593 million and $2.14 billion in economic damage each year if they became established in Hawaii like they are on Guam. Power outages would cause the most damage, followed by a projected decline in tourism. The cost of treating snake bites would account for a small share.

“Once we get snakes here, we’re never going to be able to fix the situation,” Martin said.

Though the snakes are native to Australia and Papua New Guinea, Guam is much closer to Hawaii and its snake population is much more dense, meaning it is the primary threat for snake stowaways.

So far, Guam’s containment seems to be working. Only a few brown tree snakes have ever been found in Hawaii, and none over the past 17 years.

“If we continue doing what we are doing, the chance of success is very high,” Vice said. “If what we are doing stops, I think the possibility of the snakes getting to Hawaii is inevitable.”

AP writer Audrey McAvoy contributed to this report from Honolulu, Hawaii.

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II Peter 2:3 (ISV)   Snaky critters will be destroyed…
… In their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. The ancient verdict against them is still in force, and their destruction is not delayed…

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Law means nothing under tyranny…

If it is convenient, they will ignore their own published law… A tyrant is privileged, and similar to a Caesar, he considers himself to be a god. He does not have to obey his own law… A Godly ruler must obey The Almighty’s laws… He of all people must obey, and he of all people is accountable if he does not obey…   —Editor
II Chronicles 34:31 (WEB)   If you think tyranny is acceptable, do not call yourself Christian…
… The king stood in his place, and made a covenant before Yahweh, to walk after Yahweh, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book…

remote control killing

US senator says drones death toll is 4700

www.telegraph.co.uk    12:53AM GMT 21 Feb 2013

A US senator has said an estimated 4,700 people, including some civilians, have been killed in the contentious bombing raids of America’s secretive drone war.

It was the first time a politician or any government representative had referred to a total number of fatalities in the drone strikes, which have been condemned by rights groups as extrajudicial assassinations.

The toll from hundreds of drone-launched missile strikes against suspected Al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere has remained a mystery, as US officials refuse to publicly discuss any details of the covert campaign.

But Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a staunch supporter of the drone raids, openly cited a number that exceeds some independent estimates of the death toll.

“We’ve killed 4,700,” Mr Graham was quoted as saying by the Easley Patch, a local website covering the small town of Easley in South Carolina.

“Sometimes you hit innocent people, and I hate that, but we’re at war, and we’ve taken out some very senior members of Al-Qaeda,” Mr Graham told the Easley Rotary Club.

Mr Graham’s office did not dispute his reported remarks but suggested that he had not divulged any official, classified government figure.

A spokesman told AFP that the senator “quoted the figure that has been publicly reported and disseminated on cable news.”

His remark was unprecedented, as US officials have sometimes hinted at estimates of civilian casualties but never referred to a total body count.

“Now this is the first time a US official has put a total number on it,” said Micah Zenko, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

If there was an official death toll estimate, it would be classified as secret, he added, raising the prospect that Mr Graham could have broken secrecy laws.

Several organisations have tried to calculate how many militants and civilians may have been killed in drone strikes since 2004 but have arrived at a wide range of numbers.

The figure cited by Graham matches the high end of a tally by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism. It says the number killed in drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia is between 3,072 and 4,756.

The Washington-based New America Foundation says there have been 350 US drone strikes since 2004, most of them during Barack Obama’s presidency. And the foundation estimates the death toll at between 1,963 and 3,293, with 261 to 305 civilians killed.

US intelligence agencies and the White House have refused to divulge details about the strikes, which are officially termed classified, but officials have suggested that few if any civilians have been killed inadvertently.

In hearings this month on the nominee to lead the CIA, John Brennan, Senator Dianne Feinstein said she understood that the number of civilians killed was in the “single digits.”

Despite criticism from lawmakers and rights advocates who have questioned the secrecy and the legality of the drone attacks, Graham defended Obama’s reliance on the unmanned, robotic aircraft.

“It’s a weapon that needs to be used,” Graham said. “It’s a tactical weapon. A drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle that is now armed.”

Drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere are covert attacks overseen by the CIA, while bombing runs by drones in Afghanistan fall under the US military’s authority and are not cloaked in secrecy.

The Obama administration has insisted the “targeted killings” are “a last resort” against those plotting to attack the United States but who cannot be captured.

Opponents, however, say drone strikes amount to extrajudicial assassinations that sow resentment among local populations and lack oversight by Congress or courts.

Mr Obama acknowledged for the first time this month that Americans needed more than just his word to be assured he was not misusing his powers in waging a secret drone war overseas.

Source: AFP

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Psalm 81:8-16 (NIV)
… “Hear, O my people, and I will warn you— if you would but listen to me, O Israel! You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not bow down to an alien god. I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. “But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. “If my people would but listen to me, if Israel would follow my ways, how quickly would I subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes! Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever. But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

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