On the horizon: Violence in the land? Thursday, Feb 7 2013 

Jeremiah 51:46 Now lest your heart grow faint, And you be afraid at the report that will be heard in the land– For the report will come one year, And after that another report in another year, And violence will be in the land With ruler against ruler–

Isaiah 19:2 So I will incite Egyptians* against Egyptians*; And they will each fight against his brother, and each against his neighbor, City against city, and kingdom against kingdom.

(*Egyptians most likely means sons of Ham – Hamites or Cushites. The Arabic nations are not addressed in the prophecies.)

New Scheme to Rig Electoral College: Divide Dem Votes, Winner-Take-All for GOP

Thwarted in an effort to assign electoral votes based on the results from gerrymandered congressional districts, Republicans are now proposing a “proportional representation” plan that offers another avenue to assign substantial numbers of electoral votes to Republican nominees who lose key swing states such as Pennsylvania.

Read more. The Nation

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Pentagon funneling military hardware into local police departments Thursday, Dec 8 2011 

In an earlier blog post Bible Times Today reported that the Tampa, Florida police were using an armored personnel carrier vehicle against the Occupy Wall Street protestors that were gathering in Tampa. “Tampa police use armored personnel carrier at Occupy Tampa event”

Now it seems that the US federal government is giving military equipment to all the police departments across America – even the small local law enforcement officials.

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Pentagon project lets police forces – even in small towns – arm themselves with military gear

Armored vehicles, like this one being ridden by SWAT team members in Lakewood, Wash., are made available to police departments by a Department of Defense program.

In today’s Mayberry, Andy Griffith and Barney Fife could be using grenade launchers and a tank to keep the peace. A rapidly expanding Pentagon program that distributes used military equipment to local police departments — many of them small-town forces — puts battlefield-grade weaponry in the hands of cops at an unprecedented rate.

Through its little-known “1033 program,” the Department of Defense gave away nearly $500 million worth of leftover military gear to law enforcement in fiscal year 2011 — a new record for the program and a dramatic rise over past years’ totals, including the $212 million in equipment distributed in 2010.

The surplus equipment includes grenade launchers, helicopters, military robots, M-16 assault rifles and armored vehicles.

And the program’s recent expansion shows no sign of slackening: Orders in fiscal year 2012 are up 400 percent over the same period in 2011, according to data provided to The Daily by the Pentagon’s Defense Logistics Agency.

Passed by Congress in 1997, the 1033 program was created to provide law-enforcement agencies with tools to fight drugs and terrorism. Since then, more than 17,000 agencies have taken in $2.6 billion worth of equipment for nearly free, paying only the cost of delivery.

Experts say the recent surge is simply the continuation of a decades-long trend: the increasing use of military techniques and equipment by local police departments, tactics seen most recently in the crackdowns on Occupy Wall Street protesters across the country. But critics of the program say that the recent expansion of 1033 distributions should be setting off alarm bells. Read article.

Tampa police use armored personnel carrier at Occupy Tampa event Sunday, Nov 20 2011 

Police ‘Tank’ Spurs Wild Speculation at Occupy Tampa Rally

TAMPA, Fla. — The police department’s Tactical Response Team (TRP) rolled out a tank at the Occupy Tampa protest today at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown.

The purpose of the vehicle was unclear and its presence immediately sparked wide speculation among the protestors. I have to admit that when I first saw the tank, it felt ominous and an extreme measure.

The tank, it turns out, was actually a rescue vehicle. It does not have any weapons on it and the side is clearly labeled “Rescue 2.” Its full name is Amphibious Rescue Vehicle — “Rescue 2” and it goes by the nickname “High-Top Shoe.” Despite its somewhat menacing appearance, it is just a vehicle that’s built tough for transporting people in extreme conditions and circumstances. Read rest of story.

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Michael Moore says “We’re going to replace capitalism as we know it” Wednesday, Nov 2 2011 

Of course, Michael Moore won’t have Godly Christian laws like debt release every seven years and the year of the jubilee every fiftieth year.

Michael Moore says “We’re going to replace capitalism as we know it”

Michael Moore tells CNN’s Anderson Cooper that capitalism as we know it is over. Moore say capitalism is where “the problem” is. Moore was broadcasting from “Occupy Oakland.”

“So, let’s not use the old definition where we think — when we say capitalism, we’re talking about 2011. 2011 capitalism is an evil system set up to benefit the few at the expense of the many. That’s what happened, and that’s what people are tired of. Which is too bad for the capitalists because I think a lot of people, perhaps in this crowd, probably used to support the ‘old-style’ of capitalism,” Moore said on CNN.

“So, what system do you want?” Anderson Cooper asked Moore.

“Well there’s no system right now that exists. We’re going to create that system. This movement, this movement in the next year, or two, or few years is going to create a democratic economic system. That’s the most important thing. Whatever we come up with it has to have at its core — the American people are going to be the one’s controlling this economy. We’re going to have a say, a big say, the say in how this economy is run,” Moore said.

Moore says the Occupy group and himself have “declared” the current economic system as over. “It’s just a matter of time until we make that happen,” Moore said.

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Four elderly men in northeast Georgia, in their 60’s and 70’s, arrested by FBI for planning to kill government officials, citizens Wednesday, Nov 2 2011 

You may have already heard this on the news. I can’t imagine men that old planning the sorts of things described in the news reports.

‘Fringe militia group’ planned to assassinate officials, release toxins

CORNELIA – Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Habersham County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday arrested a White County man and three men from Stephens County for what officials say was an organized threat to other U.S. citizens, federal government facilities and local police.

Arrested were Frederick Thomas, 73, of Cleveland; Dan Roberts, 67, Ray H. Adams, 65, and Samuel J. Crump, 68, all of Toccoa.

Crump formerly worked for a contractor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while Adams formerly was a lab technician for a U.S. Department of Agriculture agency, court documents unsealed Tuesday show.

According to Patrick Crosby of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the men were arrested related to their plans to obtain an unregistered explosive device and silencer, and to manufacture the biological toxin ricin for use in attacks against other U.S. citizens, government personnel and officials.

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North Georgia Men Arrested, Charged in Plots to Purchase Explosives, Silencer and to Manufacture a Biological Toxin

ATLANTA – Frederick Thomas, 73, of Cleveland, Ga.; Dan Roberts, 67, of Toccoa, Ga.; Ray H. Adams, 65, of Toccoa; and Samuel J. Crump, 68, of Toccoa, were arrested today relating to plans to obtain an unregistered explosive device and silencer and to manufacture the biological toxin ricin for use in attacks against other U.S. citizens and government personnel and officials.

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Sally Quillian Yates said, “These defendants, who are alleged to be part of a fringe militia group, are charged with planning attacks against their own fellow citizens and government.

To carry out their agenda, two of the defendants allegedly purchased purported explosives and a silencer, while the other two defendants took steps to attempt to produce a deadly biological toxin.

While many are focused on the threat posed by international violent extremists, this case demonstrates that we must also remain vigilant in protecting our country from citizens within our own borders who threaten our safety and security.”

See rest on FBI web site.

Rioting Across America During Great Depression, US Military Troops Intervened Thursday, Oct 27 2011 

 

Telling video. Citizens were rioting in all the major northeast and midwest cities. They were rioting in Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, and other places.

Occupy Oakland: Iraq war veteran in critical condition after police clashes Wednesday, Oct 26 2011 

An Iraq war veteran has a fractured skull and brain swelling after allegedly being hit by a police projectile.

Scott Olsen is in a “critical condition” in Highland hospital in Oakland, a hospital spokesman confirmed.

Olsen, 24, suffered the head injury during protests in Oakland on Tuesday evening. More than 15 people were arrested after a crowd gathered to demonstrate against the police operation to clear two Occupy Oakland camps in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Jay Finneburgh, a photographer who was covering the protest, published pictures of Olsen lying on the ground.

“This poor guy was right behind me when he was hit in the head with a police projectile. He went down hard and did not get up,” Finneburgh wrote.

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YouTube video of riot